Monday, April 27, 2009


Just thought you should know I'm still here.

Baseball is started. Red Sox Schmed Sox I root for the A's and the Bobcats. AYS teams, that is.

Everyone is grouchy round here. But we voted.

Finally finding a groove with the job. But now I have to go to a last minute meeting at 8:30 in the morning to get reemed out that our area isn't pulling it's weight. I'm pulling all the weight I agreed to pull, so we'll see how this goes.

Been a long day. Headed to bed very, VERY soon.

No, we still don't know if the baby is a boy or girl. May 6.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Learning a lot

Sarah asked how the job was going. Well, I can honestly say I'm learning a lot. I'm learning lots of little side streets, that my car is too hot on cool air and too cold on ac, and that I don't like working full time. I'm also learning that my kids don't get out enough, because frankly they are thoroughly enjoying spending time out at sitter's, I'm not much missed! I also learned about myself that I do NOT like to be focused on making money. That whole thing where I can only stay focused on a certain number of things, trying to earn money is not what I like to focus on. You know, that whole how many hours and where can I fit this in and such. Not my style. I make a very good stay at home mom. On the plus side, I can honestly say that I have never been one to want my husband to work work work to earn money either. There is just so much to be said for family time, that I hate to sacrifice it for money.

Of course, that explains why we have debt as well.


But we have well adjusted, happy kids. Who are tired of spending time with their mom.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

You Are an Okay Listener

You try to be a good listener, and usually you are.

But some people are just so boring and difficult to listen to!

Your mind tends to wander during some conversations.

You are likely to space out a little or try to change the subject to something more interesting.

Friday, April 17, 2009


I had no idea on Monday just how satisfying this would feel! I completed the entire week of training, all four nine hour days, though the 4th day cut out early and I wasted no time leaving! I am now gainfully employed! Birds are singing (seriously, my windows open) children are happy (they actually griped when I came to get them early, thanks for the great job Nicki!!) and I can breathe a bit easier.

Now I am going to plan out my routes for tomorrow, when I hope to get in my first day out "in the field"! Honk if you see me, I'll be the minivan with the US Census Bureau Official Business sign!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

And the answer is....

The ultrasound is scheduled for May 6. Sigh...
*** UPDATE***

I know you are all anxiously waiting to hear whether or not this baby is a boy or girl...

No one more anxiously than my boys...

Except maybe a group of seventh grade girls at the Middle School...

Well, I had an appointment yesterday (finally HEARD the heartbeat)...

And everything looks good...

And my next appointment is May 6...

And we are waiting for someone to call with an ultrasound date...

That had dang well better be before May 6...

And THEN we will have an answer.

Isn't the anticipation enough to drive you nuts?!?!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Need a laugh?

For post #200, I'm going with an easy Internet thing. We received an email from the fire chief, which turned out to be a cruel joke to play on a pregnant woman!! But, after I went to the bathroom, it was REALLY fun!

Mom, don't bother clicking through until you are at home, you MUST have speakers. And I know, it is nine minutes long, but I promise you will laugh for at least six of them!!


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Blue and Gold

There is apparently this thing that happens every year in Cub Scouts called the Blue and Gold. I don't understand what all it is, but they apparently are to make as interesting of a decorated cake that they can.

Well, that and bring potluck for a luncheon.

My poor husband. I was recovering from the flu, and down and out again. But, that Friday evening he baked a cake into two rounds. Then he let Brian make frosting Saturday morning. Then, after finishing mixing the frosting thoroughly, Brian and Michael colored it. They went with a patriotic theme.

Bill bought a few bags of salad on the way there for the potluck. I had to take Dustin to his basketball game, so I missed it. Bill said he would take the camera, but wouldn't take pictures, so I didn't send it and took pictures of them at home!
Brian's won most patriotic, and Michael's cake won most wildly decorated. I think they suited well!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Science Fair

Dustin had to do an experiment for Science this year. He decided to use nails, stripped copper wire, and batteries to make magnets. He then tested different gauges of wires, to measure how many paper clips the different gauges would pick up. It went pretty well overall, though I should say the batteries do get very warm when hooked up to the wire, and if you let them get too hot because you are almost done testing, they will explode!
Trust me.

April Fooled

I thought I would let you all in on the joke I played. Yep, I played an April Fool's joke, and it worked.

I went to because I am not creative. They had this joke, which suggested to put an elastic around the sprayer at the kitchen sink. My elastic didn't fit right, so I thought about it, and since the sprayer is black, I used electrical tape. Oh yes I did. And then I laid down with Z for a nap, giggling uncontrollably.

When Dustin and Brian got home, I waited. Then Z woke up, and went out to see them. I waited. He asked for grapes we had just bought that morning, and Dustin took some and rinsed them for him. In the kitchen sink. Nothing.

I got up. I asked him about the grapes. He gave me a weird look, and kept saying, "Yeah, I just rinsed enough for Zachary." I kept looking at the sink, and he kept saying, "What?"

Not enough tape. Electrical tape has this interesting stretchy quality, and so it had stretched.

Dustin and Brian joined in the giggling as I retaped it. With lots of layers. Then I ended up going to Walmart. I called as I headed home at 5:00, Dustin was still doing homework, and so I asked Brian to start cutting the english muffins for english muffin pizzas for supper.

When I got home, Brian said, "Mom, it works! I spilled pizza sauce, and went to get a dish cloth, and forgot and sprayed myself!!" We laughed heartily, especially because Brian has been working through a list of practical jokes he's played on others all day long!

Dad arrived minutes later, and got in the shower after a day in the cold mud, having dressed for 50 degree weather. Oops. When he was dressed again, I moved to the dining room to wash the table and asked him to make Kool-aid. Then I asked Brian to put away the Cheez-Its he had snacked on. So Brian was in the kitchen, watching and waiting.

Oh yeah. Not only did Bill get wet, but Brian laughed so hard he fell to the kitchen floor.

Who do you suppose Bill assumed the guilty April Fooler was? Yup. He turned the sprayer on Brian!

I laughed and laughed! Brian was still laughing when he said it was Mom, who was still safely around the corner where the sprayer would never reach! I did get a big wet hug though, and reminded Bill I don't have any other (maternity) clothes , so be nice to me! It was blissful.

Next year I am doomed.