During our showing we ended up at the park, we just sat there watching a baseball game ( Em thought it was the Ankees ). Then we hear it "ring, ring" the ice cream man, Emily says to me "Mommy, I totally want some ice cream". LOL, she is SO my daughter!!!!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Posted by Julie at 6:33 PM
Ok so I am the dumbest person in the world or at least this is how I feel.
Today Emily's school had a field trip planned for a boat ride and I was a chaperone.
Last night we had the board meeting for her school on this boat, it was really nice and I knew Emily would love it. After the meeting I had to stop for gas, I pulled into a station on the way home and it was $4.29 a gal, I was like no way am I paying $4.29 yet if I don't have to. I traveled farther into the 'city' where there should be multiple options, I saw $4.19, $4.22 and I kept driving "OH Stop and Shop has lower prices and I have their card"....as I pull up to Stop & Shop- No lights- Darn they are closed. I drive a little further, Darn Citgo is also closed. I decide I will stop in the morning. So we head to to school this morning and since I am in auto pilot I drive by all the 'city' options and now have to stop on the way to the 'country. I drive near the next few stations and there were like 20cars or so it seemed and I was like No problem and I can go a little further and get gas at the next station........................NOPE.............I RAN OUT OF GAS!!!
My poor little car went putt putt putt and went to sleep. I almost dropped a F bomb but chose to say OMG instead and threw a few things around. My daughter advised me that I shouldn't throw things and I said a bad word. I am in the middle of no where, I reach for my cell and have no signal- what the heck am I supposed to do??? I get out of the car, I find a signal, I call my hubby, I call the school and tell them what happened and we won't make the field trip. I am so emotional at this point I want to cry out loud 1) How stupid can I be, thinking I can go a little further, like I drive a Super car or something 2) My little girl is going to devastated that she will miss the boat ride 3) How am I going to get gas I am near nothing or no one. A DOT truck pulls up and the man driving offers me help, but had nothing to get gas so he apologized and moved on. I finally got in touch with my mom, who lives 40mins away, to come and help us. I am just around a corner and people are driving fast, I am afraid someone will hit us....Another DOT truck pulls up with 2 guys this time and offer help, they also can't help with the gas but are also worried about the turn, they left me with 3 orange cones in back of my car and asked me to leave them on the side of the road when I was done- their kindness makes me wanna cry. Then one of the other Mom's calls me and says they will wait a bit and maybe we can still make the boat. My Mom arrives and now we head to the gas station, when we arrive I walk in and ask the lady "I ran out of gas do you sell gas cans?" she says "yes but they are $10.00" I said "I am out of gas and in the middle of no where, I will pay the $10.00" . So we head back to my car, I talk with the Mom's & Teachers again and advise them to go without us, I didn't want to ruin their trip. They said we could go with the other class tomorrow if we wanted- Em will be ecstatic. Now I get to my car and can't get the gas into my tank, the $10.00 gas tank is too fat and oddly shaped that I can't get the gas to empty. So I pull out my water bottle and empty it and try to make a funnel, nothing sharp in my car, inside my head I am swearing up a storm....I finally use my teeth and bit the bottle so I could tear it. I finally get the gas in, car starts and we head to station to get more gas and then off to breakfast.
OMG how stupid, I feel so dumb. I wanna just cry. Everyone was so nice about the whole thing.
Note to self: Buy something sharp to keep in car, Buy Funnel for car, Buy emergency kit for car, Don't turn your nose up at $4.29 gas..........
The thing that kills me is, the gas station that I drove away from because I refused to pay the $4.29 a gal last night is the same gas station that I had to buy the $10.00 gas can and refill my tank after I got it running. Is someone trying to tell me something??
Posted by Julie at 11:52 AM
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
So I just found out we have another showing tomorrow at 5pm!!
Wish us luck!!
Posted by Julie at 11:28 PM
I had to post this... Monday we were at my MIL's for a picnic, her boyfriend's daughter, her husband (we'll call him JC) and their 2 children were there also. Well, JC comes over to me and starts this weird convo, I'll try to get it right...
JC: Does she (my daughter) use (as he leans in closer to whisper) potty talk yet?
JC: Oh (as he points to his 6yr old daughter) she does
JC: Does she say (again leans in to whisper) poopy head?
JC: How about (again he leans in for a whisper) a**hole?
Now I am thinking to myself, is this a weird convo or is this guys just enjoying whispering not so nice things in my ear?? Now I had my hubby laughing so hard when I told him later that night, maybe you need to know this guy (a bit weird) but I can't get over the whole thing...
family picnics, such fun
Posted by Julie at 11:32 AM
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Posted by Julie at 9:26 PM
I am playing around with a new template...What do you think?
Those of you who know me, know that I LOVE Purple. So I though this was a pretty one.
I am still so new to blogging, learning new things everyday.
I see so many neat things out there.
How do you make your blogs so pretty?
Care to share any secrets??
Posted by Julie at 1:16 PM
Friday, May 23, 2008
Since I have been married and more so a Mom, I don't do much for just me. I am content to stay home with my daughter and husband. But in the past month I have gone out more than normal and I am loving it. I haven't gone dancing or out to fancy restaurants, just for coffee or hanging at a friends place or browsing in a store- But it's fun... I need to do more for me. I went to Chele's dem last night and it was fun. I am going to have one myself as soon as I move, I'm looking forward to entertaining again.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone!!
Posted by Julie at 2:32 PM
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Thursday, I will have my first official job as a future C0-director of Emily's school. One of the current Co-directors has had a death in her family and needs someone to give a tour to a potential student's family. I am a little nervous, but I think I should be able to answer any questions the parents may have. Emily's school is a parent Co-op and I have been very involved this year, it's a little nerve wracking thinking of being in charge and making sure the school runs efficiently. I have managed stores and Dr office's before so I think I can do this too. I can't believe that the school yr is almost over. I sent Emily to pre-school early (fall baby) and I can't believe is almost over. Next yr she will be in school M,W,F from 9-1pm, I'm a little sad. The following yr, we're not sure what we will do, since she is a fall baby she can go to pre-school again or go to Kindergarten. Our new town has an all day Kindergarten 9-3pm, so I am leaning toward pre-school again, unless her teacher thinks she is 100% ready. Do any of you have fall babies? What did you do? when it came time for Kindergarten did you send them early or keep them back? When people used to tell me how fast time went, I never thought it would be like this? It's so fast.......My niece turns 4 next week, she is 6mos older than my baby.... :(
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Posted by Julie at 1:03 PM
Friday, May 16, 2008
This is crazy!! So we got up early headed out to the tire place to get Jim's tried fixed. Emily and I had Breakfast while we waited, they were able to fix the tire and it cost just about nothing-yeah!!
By the time it was fixed it was 9am and the people are coming to see it at 10 or 10:30am....Hmmm lets head to Walmart, looked around picked up a few things....but now it's 10:15am.....still need to wander, what to do...... we headed towards our house, did a drive by, no car in driveway. I decided to head towards to Payless and do some more browsing.....Em tried on a ton of shoes, she really liked a black patent leather pair that she called tap shoes and went on to show me in the store how they worked. Nothing good to buy.... Ok now it's like 10:45am....I guess we can head home...I do another drive by and still no car, but I think I'll take another quick drive-just in case they come late.....Alright, now it is 10:51am....tired of putzing around....we head back home. As we walk in the door no sign of anyone, all the lights are still on etc........I see the answering machine blinking....It's Jim telling me that they didn't come in because the last BOZO's that came didn't put MY key back in the lock box and therefore the people this morning could not enter.....UGH!!!!
What morons, it's been almost two weeks since they came to see it and they didn't realize they had a random key in their possession????? Now, where is my key, just floating around in someone pocket or purse. Boneheads! and of course they were the people who saw the leak in Em's room.....
Hopefully the people from today will reschedule, but I wasted time for NOTHING!! I wanna sell my house :(
Posted by Julie at 11:52 AM
Thursday, May 15, 2008
We have a showing tomorrow-wish us luck- we purchased a St.Joseph statue which is supposed to help sell your house. Emily helped bury him and we planted some seeds for flowers in the pot. Today Jim's tire went flat as well and needs a new tire, so I have to deal with that in the a.m. as well as make sure this house is in tip top shape. Just got home from picking him up at work. Lots to do and tonight is LOST night. Oh my- will this house please sell.......(sorry for the babbling)
Posted by Julie at 9:27 PM
:( So Sad!! I missed my free Iced Coffee from Dunkin ....I'm in for the day too :(
PS Chele- 15mins back way to my house now :)
** UPDATE** Because I had to pick Jim up from work tonight, I ended up getting my free Iced coffee :) yeah I love free stuff!! **
Posted by Julie at 4:59 PM
Monday, May 12, 2008
So there was a banging at the door, I open the door to find a roofer was here to fix the roof. Well he comes in and Emily brings him to her closet and shows him the leak. She then starts to talk to him a mile a minute and as were walking him out their conversation goes something like this:
Emily- "Good, I'm glad you'll fix it, so my daddy won't be so mad"
Roofer- "Oh we don't want Daddy to be mad"
Emily- "My Daddy is happy, his name is Jim"
(she starts to talk to me as he heads for the door)
Emily- "Mommy is that the boy that Daddy called, I think there will be more boys coming"
(Roofer leaves and Emily sits on the couch)
Emily- "I love that boy, I am going to marry him"
Now this all was like one LONG sentence for her. So funny!!!
Posted by Julie at 3:55 PM
Ok Mom's tell me, am I crazy??
You all know that when you have kids your house becomes filled with toys and kid things. My family always feel the need to tell me that Emily has too many toys or enough toys. Like I will mention something that Emily said she wants (right now an ipod-LOL) and they are always like, she doesn't need one, or she has enough stuff. Well, when birthdays or holidays come around what does she get from family- toys! It's like if I wanna buy her a toy I can buy her a toy. Geez if I wanna buy her an ipod I can!! But just because Emily shows me in the Walmart flyer that she wants the purple ipod shuffle with matching earphones-doesn't mean I am going to get her one. I mean she is only 3yrs old. Is it just my family or does everyone get this???
Posted by Julie at 12:26 PM
Even though I am a SAHM Mondays are my least favorite day. Today is rainy, cold and very windy. It's another Monday that I want to lose weight and change my life. I signed up for WW about a month ago and haven't been faithful to tracking everything. I was sick about a week into it, but I NEED to get back on track. I want to lose weight so poor Em doesn't have to listen to kids talking about her Mom's belly etc, My Mother was overweight growing up and it hurt when the kids would call her names. We were at Target the other day and my daughter saw a woman and told me she had a big tummy. I was shocked because she said that, my tummy isn't tiny, I thought she wouldn't think that way. I know she wasn't being hurtful, but it really made me think. I don't want her to be on the other end. Besides losing weight for Em, obviously there are a million other reasons. Hopefully this will be a good week for tracking WW.....I want to update my weight loss tracker and have it say more that 1.2lbs ..................
Posted by Julie at 10:43 AM
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Posted by Julie at 7:34 PM
Friday, May 9, 2008
I got this from my husband's aunt in FL, she is a huge cat lover like me. We are both lovers of all animals, but happen to share our lives with just cats at the moment- sorry dog lovers :)
8:00 AM - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 AM - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 AM - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 AM - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 PM - Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 PM - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 PM - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 PM - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 PM - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 PM - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 PM - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!
Day 983 of my captivity.
My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.
They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hashor some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for therationsperfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up mystrength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape.In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. Ihad hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearlydemonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescendingcomments about what a 'good little hunter' I am. Idiots!There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placedin solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hearthe noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due tothe power of 'allergies.' I must learn what this means, and how to use it tomy advantage.Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of mytormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must trythisagain tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs.I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches.The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems tobe more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.
Posted by Julie at 11:12 AM
Thursday, May 8, 2008
So the Mother's day tea was today, it was nice. I survived not being totally annoyed by my Mother (only partially). The kids put on a little concert and sang- you are my sunshine, I'm a little tea pot (which reminds me of Michele for some reason), and some other song I never heard before all the kisses/all the hugs/all the love...it was very cute. After the concert we had tea, all the kids drank iced decaf tea out of real china cups-so cute! When it was time to leave Emily was sad and started to cry and said she didn't want to go home, well one of her classmates,Timmy, came right over to her and gave her a big hug it was the CUTEST things ever. (BTW this was the boy she kissed a few weeks ago- I think I mentioned that in a previous blog) Oh to see them hug, two little munchkins-so so so VERY cute, his Mom and I just looked at each other and smiled.
update 8:56pm- I was just putting Emily to bed and while she was brushing her teeth I was humming the song from 'PBSkids' , she turns to me and says "pbskids.org" - They absorb everything!!!!!
Posted by Julie at 7:45 PM
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
This morning Emily came into my room to tell me there were people on my deck (our deck is off our condo and doesn't have stairs) so half asleep I begin to freak out, as I was about to walk downstairs I remembered they have been staining the decks for the past week or so- guess it was our turn today. BUT whoa I was freaked out for a bit!
Tomorrow is the Mother's day tea at Em's school. It should be nice, both Grandmas are coming. Emily will love that! I hope I can survive, you other married mom's I'm sure know how potentially stressful hanging with mom and mom-in-law together can be.
Posted by Julie at 12:47 PM
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Posted by Julie at 2:23 PM
Monday, May 5, 2008
Mondays aren't fun.... No stimulus check! According to the pay out schedule we were 'supposed' to get our check last Friday. We found out this morning, that because we had our fess were taken out of our refund we won't be getting it direct deposited but mailed at a much later date. I guess the process of taking the fees out isn't exactly the direct depositing they were talking about. UGH!! DOUBLE UGH!!! Being a SAHM this money was sooooo needed, NOW. Every little bit helps. Our plan was for me to find something to help bring in some more $$ when we made the official move to the 'country', but now it looks like it may take longer to move that we hoped for. We haven't had a showing since last Monday. So now I think I need to find something....But I don't know what to do. Sometimes I think this is the hardest part of being a Mom.
Posted by Julie at 1:12 PM
Friday, May 2, 2008
Whoever coined the phrase 'terrible twos' must have gone on vacation for the third yr of their child's life. My daughter, who is almost 3 1/2 (I am desperately hoping it just stops at 4yrs) has always been dramatic- but now she is like a Pre-teen. For example: today we went to the grocery store for a few things and bought some American cheese at the deli (my daughter-I think-is part mouse) After the man took our order she watches him anxiously waiting for her free slice of cheese.......He doesn't offer he a piece. As we walk away she has the BIGGEST most embarrassing fit ever, screaming and not willing to listen to me, every time I try and talk to her she screams louder.
How do you explain to a 3yr old that the deli clerk doesn't have to give her cheese?
Posted by Julie at 5:33 PM
Today is just a lousy day.
- low on $$
- busy weekend coming up
- carpet beetles
Carpet beetles you ask? I think I have carpet beetles! I don't know if it is the change in seasons or if getting the condo all cleaned and packed up. But there are these eensy weensy bugs, I find them everywhere. They aren't really gross (all bugs are gross) but are just annoying. Just when I think I have killed the last one, I see one more. While making my coffee this am, I swear I saw two fornicating. what the heck!!! Jim doesn't seem to notice them ever but I see them. They are soooooooo eensy but I see them, like Keri said they seem to be laughing at you. I think they are stalking me. Ever since we moved to the 'city' I freak about bugs, even get obsessed, I research them on the Internet-ever go to "what's that bug" website? I know I am crazy, who blogs about bugs? Now with planning to move to the 'country' where there are bigger and many more bugs. Funny story, Jim grew up in the 'country' specifically where we are moving and hated it, it happened to be my dream town. Every time I would see a bug here or freak over one he would say you'd never make it in the 'country'. Now here we go into 'bug country'. Maybe I will do a little searching for carpet beetle traps...gotta go kill some bugs!!!!!!!!
Posted by Julie at 12:13 PM