October 17, 2009

A rainy weekend...

instead of going to the Homecoming Parade today and the Harvest Festival tomorrow, we are STUCK inside. Wandering thru a parking lot w/a double stroller and Son in the pouring rain IS NOT going to happen. I was going to venture out when it was a drizzle, but as soon as I got done w/my shower this morning, it was pouring. Sucky.

So now T is sleeping and BabyJ is protesting STILL in her crib that she doesn't want to take her nap. She's been complaining for 2 hours. UGH.

This weekend sucks so far. I was also going to grab stuff for Halloween cupcakes, but now all I have cupcakes and icing I could turn orange, IF i had the energy to bake it all from scratch (I was going to buy the mix as I am EXHAUSTED). Probably not. It'll probably be chocolate chip cookies though, from scratch, as they are easy.

October 13, 2009

Sept. 1991 - Dietrick store - MY BIGGEST DISCOVERY

Setting: 1991. I had arrived at VA Tech only a few weeks earlier and LOVED EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF MY EXISTENCE. College life, with out parents, was FOR ME! I loved it. I did not, however, love the food. In the first 3 weeks of school, I LOST 15 pounds. The food at the dining hall sucked - so I had cheerios for breakfast and a ham&cheese for lunch and a ham&cheese for dinner. No snacks and I was even drinking full calorie PEPSI, for goodness sake. AND A LOT OF BEER. And I lost 15 pounds if that tells you anything about how little I was eating.

So, out of desperation, I goto the little store under the dining hall and am desperately searching for something, anything to eat. I spy COOKIE DOUGH. Darn, I don't have an oven, so I can't make cookies. BUT! There is no "adult" around to STOP ME FROM EATING THE DOUGH RIGHT OUT OF THE PACKAGE! OMG - now THIS is a revelation. And really, a pivotal point. NO ONE AROUND to monitor my food choices! What a discovery is this?! I can eat WHATEVER THE HELL I WANT. And buy that dough I did. AND EAT THE ENTIRE PACKAGE!

(now, I wasn't dumb enough to assume I could eat like that every day - but it was a treat, as was entire bags of Ruffles and dip as well as 7-11 nachos and Velveeta Mac & cheese. Also RAMEN NOODLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

I was officially a grown up!

Lane closed in rush hour


October 10, 2009

Shopping for tops...

and i've found the most ridiculous tops EVER.

there are ruffles
there are mid-driffs still showing
there are shoulders showing (this isn't so bad, just not anything I have anywhere to wear something like this)

No wonder I can't find anything I like - all the vendors are busy creating CRAP.

October 08, 2009

11:36 p.m. - this totally counts right?

11:36 p.m. - Still Thursday!!

Today was weird. I work for a govt. agency. Our office is in a general office park, but there is no way the landlord doesn't know there is a govt customer there, as well as Raytheon and SAIC offices.

So - today they had a BBQ to "thank" us for being tenants. Well - they had a guy sneaking around taking pictures. Uh-oh. Just because we are paranoid doesn't mean they aren't watching us!!

So - we wonder if it was just pictures or something more?

October 07, 2009

WOW - I'm really bad at this, eh?

Although I am cutting myself some slack - I had to work the past 2 days and then take care of three kids once I got home! And with the PILE of homework second graders get, and the fact that they aren't quite able to do it unsupervised yet, we are BUSY.

My work laptop (a mac) won't connect to the internet, only the network. It will connect to internet if I hardwire it to the router. So the blue cord running across my bedroom from the router to the laptop is AWESOME.

That is the hardest part about having hubby gone so long - I can handle the work of taking care of the day to day stuff, but when stuff happens that I can't fix thru pure effort or spending time, it is very frustrating. Or when something on the house or cars breaks that I cannot possibly fix, I just want to cry.

Honestly, I don't know how single parents do it. What do you do, when something breaks that you CANNOT fix and no one is coming home in 2 weeks to fix for you or make it easier?

October 03, 2009

So far so good!!

Today was a CRAZY busy day!! ArizonaPal came into town last night so I had the girls over for dinner/beer/wine and a ROCKBAND rockout! It was awesome until we lost track of time and it was POOF 4 a.m. Remember, hubby is away so guess who gets to get up w/the kids at 7? It wasn't ArizonaPal, that's for sure!

Then I had to drive ArizonaPal to Reagan airport, which is NOT the one near my house. Then drive back. And take a super fast shower to goto the DULLES AIRPORT (the airport that IS near my house) Plane Pull. It's an event held by the Special Olympics to raise money - where local businesses put together teams to see who can pull a FedEx jet the fastest. It grows every year - they put up a HUGE bounce around park, food vendors, a bus pull for kids, airplane show (they actually drive the old planes up and down the runway next to the one all the people are on), car show and a military plane exhibition where you can get IN the fighter jets. It is way way cool and we had a blast.

Then a birthday party at Friendlys and a trip to ToysRUs. PHEW - am now very very very tired!