Friday, October 14, 2005

Well, at least the phone is working again...

Did you ever have one of "those" days? Did it ever turn into one of "those" weeks? I'm beginning to wonder, myself. I'm just hoping that it doesn't turn into one of "those" months!

It all started this morning. I was dreaming that I was pregnant with a little girl, and the dream was so real. I kind of remember the alarm clock going off, but then I felt that Dennis was still in the bed, so I just assumed that it wasn't as late as it actually was. As it turns out, I DID oversleep, and it wasn't Dennis in my bed! It was Collin! I woke up, rushed out of the bed, ran out to the kitchen to find out the actual time, and I heard the bus pull up for Brad. UGH! Luckily, the bus goes around in a circle, and I could take Brad to the intersection to be picked up. I called the bus company, and they said it would be no problem for him to get on there. It actually worked out kind of good this way because Brad is normally the first one on the bus, but since he missed it, it would give us even more time to get him ready.

I think because I woke up in a panic, I freaked Brad out a bit, and he got ready faster today than he ever has. After getting Corey and Collin out of bed and dressed, we still had some time before we'd have to be at the intersection. It was then that Brad asked me to cut a penny in half. He was telling his friends that we have a scissors (cutco) that will cut a penny in half, and he wanted two halves for his friends. I don't like to cut pennies, but what the heck, if it would make him happy. I was having a little bit of a hard time with it, but I did get it cut, and he was thrilled. I'm not sure how, because I didn't pinch myself with the scissors or anything like that, but I ended up busting a blood vessel in my finger! It turned all blue and just felt really weird. My second "ugh" of the day!

The bus came, and the driver thanked us for calling ahead, and Brad was off to school. Corey, Collin, and I got home and I fed them their breakfast. I started cleaning up, and it really didn't take me all that long. I then decided to get the Halloween decorations out. I really don't have much, some orange lights, window clings, and pumkin garland (kind of like paper dolls). Because everything gets moldy in the basement, and we have no attic, the decorations are stored in Brad's bedroom closet. Of course, the tote was at the bottom of the pile, so I had to dig it out from under the Easter decorations. It wasn't fun, but I got them out.

I put the tote on the kitchen table. I opened the lid. AHHHHHHH!!!!! A whole bunch of moths flew out!! I put the lid back on, and told the boys that we'd have to open it up outside and get rid of the moths. I now know that if I'm going to keep indian corn from year to year, I will keep it in a ziploc bag! That's what the moths were after, and there were these little black bugs burrowing through the corn. I never had that happen before. Ick!

The boys were excited as I hung lights around the house (inside). I had a very long strand of orange lights that I hung in the hallway. They were so excited! Even though it turned out to be a lot more work, I'm glad that I got them out. I almost wasn't going to decorate. I'm just not as "in to it" this year.

Yesterday, I finally got my phone back, so I guess I should be happy about that. I hope tomorrow goes better than today did. I'm sooooo tired, and I'm hoping that Corey and Collin will decide to sleep in tomorrow, although I just know that they won't. Double Ugh!! Off to bed I go!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Maybe I should've stayed in bed today?

It's raining and just miserable outside. It's been like this for a few days now. Poor Brad is going to the Environmental Center at Mauch Chunk lake today on a field trip. Looks like it's going to be a soggy one! I dressed him in layers, so hopefully he'll be warm enough!

Corey and Collin started the morning off just right, too. They were up to watch Brad get onto the bus, so hopefully, this means an earlier bed time tonight. Last night they went into their room and it got very quiet. I thought for sure I'd find them up to something, but to my surprise, they were asleep! I guess, that was the calm before the storm! lol

This morning, Corey announced that he had to pee. I was busy and told him to just go himself, or take Collin with him and I'd be there in a minute. Collin went with him, and I thought all was well. Corey came back out to the kitchen naked. Nothing unusual, he's ALWAYS naked! I went into the bathroom to get his underwear, and it was then that I discovered that he didn't make it to the potty. GRRRRR!!! Armed with a bucket of scrub water, I scrubbed the entire floor, saving the worst part for last.

After the scrubbing, they told me they were thirsty. No problem, I get them their drinks and they were sitting so nicely at the table with them. That is, until Collin decided to reach across the table for something, spilling his drink all over the place!!! AAAHHH!! My scrub bucket is getting a work-out today!

As I type, I've got two naked boys, wearing the dress shoes that are supposed to be in my closet, and endless giggles. This is funny to them. Just minutes ago, it was funny to them to get into the bathroom closet and grab every sheet and pillow case and drag them to the living room. They threw them around for maybe 3 minutes, and surprise surprise, they are now bored with that, and the sheets and pillow cases are still on the floor!

Oh, and I almost forgot! Yesterday, Dennis came home from work and told me that the phone isn't working. He tried calling me from work, but he got a message saying that the phone was disconnected! He called Verizon from work, and found out that it is an error on their part, and the phone should be back sometime today.

The boys are quiet and probably in my room. I'd better go!! (Hopefully, I won't be needing the scrub bucket anymore today!)

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Fun weekend!

SURPRISE!!Last night's party was a success!! LOL We had so much fun, and Aunt Linda really enjoyed it. It was perfect, she was so surprised. It was a small party, but a fun one to say the least. A while back, I bought a kit to make gift bags on the computer. I made a gift bag for Aunt Linda. I scanned in pics of Aunt Linda, and I cut and pasted her head on other people. She just about peed her pants from laughing so hard. My cheeks hurt from laughing so hard at her laughing! LOL I am far from being an expert at Photoshop, so some of the images were pretty bad, and I left them that way. I worked on it most of day and the end result was funny. I put her head on Ronald McDonald, President Bush, Pam Anderson, a baby, Santa Claus, etc. It was so funny!

It wasn't raining today, so my mom, Chrissy, my boys and I went to the pumpkin patch. I tried getting some nice fall pics of the boys, but that didn't happen. It's so hard to get them to look at the camera, and I seemed to click the pic at just the right time....when they were blinking! We wanted to do the "farmer for a day", but since it had rained so much the day before, everything was too wet. We're going to try it again next weekend if it's nice. I bought each of the boys a small pumpkin to decorate, so they were happy.

This is probably the nicest pic that I got:

I'm still not sure what I'm doing when it comes to posting pics here, so I'll have to play around with it some when I have more time. I want to post pics of all 4 boys from last year and this year to see how they've grown. I'll have to save that for tomorrow. I just don't have the brain power tonight.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

"Make me mad, Mom" & party plans

Brad's been saving the change from his lunch money, and he wanted me to take him to the dollar store. He knew exactly what he wanted from there. A "mood" ring! I took him there Wednesday night, and I'm not sure what "mood" each color represents, but it was obvious looking at him, he was happy. Since then, he's worn his ring every day, and he's asking me to make him mad to see if the ring changes color. LOL Ya gotta love him! He's so funny.

Today is a gloomy day. It's raining and has been since yesterday. Mom, Chrissy (my sister), and I had planned on going to get pumpkins and fall decorations. Needless to say, we won't be going today! We really need the rain, but it would've been so much more fun to go to the pumpkin patch. I wanted to take some pics of my boys and even go on a horse-drawn hayride. They would've loved that! Hopefully the weather will cooperate next weekend.

I really shouldn't be here, I've got so much to do. Mom, Chrissy, and I are up to no good again. LOL We've planned a little birthday party for my Aunt Linda. Two weekends ago, we had a garage sale at Chrissy's. Aunt Linda had some pretty weird stuff to sell and even made the comment that she didn't think anyone would really want her stuff. That's all we needed to hear! LOL The crazy family that we are, we've decided that since Aunt Linda's birthday was coming up, we'd take the strangest items she had for sale, wrap them up, and give them to her! LOL Aunt Linda had to leave for a bit, so that was perfect! I can't wait to see her face tonight!! LOL I can let the cat out of the bag about it now, because I haven't given Aunt Linda the link to this blog yet. I'll give it to her tonight, if I remember. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Aunt Linda!!

I hope to update later tonight with some pics! You all know that I'll have my camera along! LOL

Better go!!:)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

A picture or two is worth a thousand words....

Do I even need to tell you what kind of day I had today? As usual, Corey was naked for most of the day, well, except for his boots! All of the cleaning up that I did in the morning was, again, as usual, a complete waste of time. I had a wagon full of Hot Wheels cars hidden in my room, but of course, they found it and had to bring it out to the living room. It wouldn't be bad if they would play with the cars, but instead, the fun part is dumping them all onto the floor and then going to find something else to get into!

My bathroom wasn't forgotten today, either. I'm thinking of just making that the playroom since that's what they do in there most times. Brad was a little disappointed that he didn't think of it first, to get wads of toilet paper wet, and then throw them around the bathroom. He was amazed how they stuck to the walls, shower, mirror, sink, etc!! Corey and Collin are constant reminders that "two heads are better than one".

I did it again. I'm up later than I'd like to be. I can't help it. It's so peaceful in here when everyone else is in bed! Tomorrow, I'm hoping to get the fish tank cleaned and moved. It didn't get done on Sunday like I had hoped it would have. I'm not sure if I can do the job myself, but I certainly will try! I'm slowly trying to get my house back in order (imagine that!). If I want to try to get this place organized, I've got to get the big obstacles out of the way first. The fish tank is an eyesore in my kitchen! We shall see!!

It's hard for me to believe, but it's time to order Trevor's class ring! He keeps telling me about it, but has yet to hand me the papers about it. Man, when I think about it (I really try not to), he's almost done with High School! He's a sophmore this year, and it just doesn't seem real. Where does the time go???

Brad brought home an order form for school pictures. He'll be smiling for the camera on the 13th. I glanced at the order form, but as usual, I have no idea what I'll be ordering. I can't remember which grandparents would like the 8X10's and which ones wanted the 5X7's. Both Dennis and my parents are divorced, so that's 4 pics I have to keep track of.

It's getting closer to midnight. Time sure does fly! Tune in tomorrow......

Monday, October 03, 2005

Off to a late start...

This morning, I over-slept a bit. Brad didn't miss the bus, but he had to rush to get dressed and ready for school. No time for breakfast, either. Luckily, this year, the school offers breakfast. I think Brad likes to eat breakfast at school. He never really was one for getting up and eating first thing. I'm hoping to get to bed a bit earlier tonight. I am tired right now, actually.

Sleeping late kind of messed me up for the whole day. I did get something accomplished, though. My laundry pile did get smaller!! WooHoo! I have a laundry room again! I actually started on it last night. I drug the ironing board out. I had to. Corey and Collin had a blast yesterday afternoon with my folded laundry. They dumped the baskets out and then threw the clothing all over. It was all wrinkled (I hate wrinkles!), and I didn't think "fluffing" it in the dryer would help, so I ironed the wrinkles out. I learned from this mistake, and today as it was folded, it got put away, right away!

Earlier tonight, I had a PTO meeting. As usual, nothing exciting. My excitement was just a few minutes before I had to leave. I was standing in the kitchen, looking out the window. I thought I saw something dark in the woods. Maybe a bear? No bear, but as I stood there, out of the woods came a deer. Then, a minute or so later, her babies came out too. They really aren't that small anymore, and if they are the same ones I've seen before, they really have grown! I love watching them, they are so beautiful!

Not long after they went back into the woods, it was time for me to leave for the meeting. I drove slowly down the road, because I knew they could still be close by. As I was going over the little bridge, I glanced out my window, and I could see the momma deer in the creek. I wish I would've had my camera ready. It would've been a beautiful shot! (Of course, I did have my camera with, it's with me ALL the time! It was buried in my purse, though.)

Corey and Collin were their usual selves today. ROWDY!! I don't know where they get their energy!! WOW!!! If I had even half of their energy, an no interruptions, my house would be spotless! Actually, it's because of their energy that my house looks like it does some days. Today, they decided that they are big enough to get their own drinks! My kitchen floor and table are so sticky! I know what I'll be doing tomorrow. :(

It's almost 11pm now, and I'm up much later than I would've liked. I can't oversleep tomorrow, so I'm going to bed now.

Goodnight! :)

Sunday, October 02, 2005

A trip to "Mem-Mem's"

Yesterday, the boys and I went to my mom's. The boys love going there. They not only love my mom and Jerry, they love the kittens too! They were so good with them! It's so tempting to say that I'll take one, (or two!), but we really can't afford a vet bill right now, and I couldn't take one without being able to give it the proper care. Seeing how good they were with the kittens, there's no doubt in my mind that one day we will get one!

We didn't just go to play with kittens, we also did some shopping. Brad needed pants for school. On our way to the store, my mom took us to a little airport to watch some sky divers. It was really neat to watch, but there's no way I'd ever do it! lol It was hard for the boys to really see them because the sun was shining in their eyes. Next time, we'll go on a day when there are a few clouds in the sky to block the sun!