Wednesday, August 30, 2006
So that is my pondering thought and I needed to share.
signed the singer
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
So the decision has been made and we are enrolling Bud in the Pony league to play hockey. Bud has no idea yet, as we have not told him. This will involve reaching deep in to the pockets and forking up almost $400 for the time. Thank goodness Papa and Mama (my parents) are going to foot the bill for equipment. It won't be too bad since he already has the skates & helmet. It runs from October to March 2 days a week of 1 hour ice time. Now one might say why would you pay that much for a child to play hockey. Well here are the reasons.
- The first time he rolled over the hockey highlights were on ESPN and he was watching it when I went to check on him.
- For Christmas when he turned 2 he was given a hockey stick from Santa and since then he has had one in his possession all the time.
- He learned to skate from the recreation program that is offered for the town and has been going every Wednesday since he was allowed on the public rink.
- All summer he has been on his roller blades playing hockey in the driveway
- When he won my office NCAA pool he wanted a hockey helmet. Not toys, or McDonald's, but a hockey helmet. So he got one. (Note: The pictures below are pre-helmet purchase)
Need I say more. Look how much fun he is having.
Monday, August 28, 2006
Hubs, Bud & I went to the Carnival at the local church. It is an annual event that always draws a huge crowd. They have rides for kids & adults, carnival games and food. Well we set a limit on the rides for Bud and he wants to ride the paratooper. It is a big umbrella like ride that you sit in and it goes forwards and backwards. Since the hubs hates heights that leaves me to go. Now back in my day I would ride every ride in the park. I would go upsidedown and backwards. Never bothered me. So here I am sitting next to Bud and we are on the ride. He is rocking the seat back and forth and I am FREAKING out. I said to him hey Bud don't do that. He could care less. He keeps on rocking. Me on the other hand I am as pale as a ghost. I want to get off. Then we start to go backwards. Bud looks at me after we get off and he says want to go again? I said no. He says big sissy. Where in the heck does that come from.
No matter it is true I am a big sissy.
Friday, August 25, 2006
- Meet with funeral director make plans and slut tries to change them in front of the funeral director she does not succeed.
- Go to florist and get flowers slut tries to pick them out for us again does not succeed(contemplating changing her name to bitch)
- Call Church and make arrangements for reception and start to plan menu
- Ask for help in getting food for 50 folks, get minimal.
- Work on eulogy (very hard)
- Work on collages for service
- Take care of guest and my child
Now we are done with the service and we spend lots of time with the FIL. The slut tries to take items out of the house and demand that certain things are hers. No the case since the lawyer told her no, but she managed to steal about a suitcase and a half of the items that were my SMIL's. If I ever see that thieving ungrateful slut again it will be too soon.
Oh yeah.... brother-in-laws wife calls (who is in CA) to speak with brother in law (who is in NY for funeral) and says I am leaving you. I am calling a lawyer and I want a divorce.
The insanity will never end. So that is my story and I am tired. This week has been all about getting this out and venting about the craziness. I needed to do it and I am not sorry if it bugged you. This is my space and I can write what I want to.
I missed all of Rockstar and Big Brother so I am grouchy about that too.
Side note: since July 4, 2006 to August 21, 2006 I have had 6 deaths around me. I am done. No more. Enough.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
On Monday I go to work. What the hell was I thinking????? I get a call from my hubs sister and she has told me that slut is calling the lawyer stating there is a will making all kinds of a fuss. We are planning to meet the funeral director at 3:00 so my plan of working a half day goes down the tube. I go home. Make more phone calls and more phone calls and more freakin phone calls. Then we meet for lunch to make sure that FIL is eating. Slut is late as usual and on the phone with her friends. Only cries when others are around to gain sympathy. We go to the funeral home and talk about the details and how the obit should read. Slut provides a piece of paper written the way she wants to be in the paper and the funeral director says no! She also tries to make changes to the date and time that we have already decided on. Every so offen the room would get quiet and we would look at her like she was an idiot. Once Thursday was firm we made the arrangements with the church and the reception after the service. I was in charge of all of it to make sure that it went smoothly. I did a lot of cooking and salad making. It was ok. Slut did everything to try to ruin it. She moved the special flower that FIL put near the picture at the alter for the service, she took a bunch of the flowers from the service and wanted to take them to a nursing home. When FIL said he wanted the ones he picked for his wife that said "Wife" she said no, I paid for them. They go to the nursing home. Just little things like that made us hate her. The last straw was when she stole items from the house and demanded that all of the SMIL rings and pearls go to her. Umm NO! She crammed her suitcases full of stuff that she could smuggle out and went back to Florida. Thank god! Karma hit her though. Her luggage was lost and the had the runs the entire flight.
If I ever see her again it will be too soon. Would you believe there is still no will! She was so insistent that there was. Lesson learned. Get a will, health care proxy and make all of your funeral wishes known.
I have had 6 deaths in my life since July 4th. I think that I have hit my quota!
I can now enjoy life. Albeit a bit sadder now, but I am going to enjoy life.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Part V tomorrow (please bear with me, this is very therapeutic for me)
Part IV later
Monday, August 21, 2006
Discharge happened on 7/18 in the afternoon. She was released with an infection in her leg and with oral meds to treat. She went to her primary care physician two days later. Primary doc says to father in law you should be ok to care for her. Just keep the bandages clean and make sure she takes her meds. FIL says Ok if you say so. He does the best he can not realizing how hard it is to take care of her. He calls the Dr the next Monday 6 days after release from hospital and says I need help. I can't do this. Dr. says bring her in Thursday. Once again they go in to the office and finally he gets the assistance he needs to care for his wife. A Physicans Assistant from a non-surgical hospital. She comes every other day to see her and make sure that all is well. After a week the leg is not healing, and the wound where the incision is just happens to be getting worse even after being on antibiotics for the leg infection. The PA says she needs to go back to the hospital 7/27 . So in she goes to the Emergency Department. Released the next day. Just an infection we will up the antibiotics that are clearly not working. You see they had her records and how she behaved and did not want her back in the hospital. Bastards. That was their second mistake. The PA still came every other day and did the best she could to help.
Tomorrow Part III
My father in law called constantly to get follow up care since SMIL was discharged with out it. Eventually she was assigned a physicians assistant out of another non-surgical hospital. No one bothered to see what was making her a difficult patient, they just thought she was a mean person.
Part II next time.....
Thursday, August 10, 2006
We did have an awesome time. We were there from 11-4. That was long enough for him, and to be honest long enough for me. So back to this hot thing. I have decided that when you go to a place like that no matter how much sunblock you have it is never enough. My lips are even a little krispy. In reality none of that matters since we had such a great day. Surprisingly we did not even get over charged on the food bit. I spent few dollars, and had a lot of fun. If you get the chance to go I would recommend http://www.roselandwaterpark.com
There are things that I would recommend for the select few. If a bikini comes in your size, but you have that little extra summin' summin' around your mid section DO NOT BUY! It is offensive to those all around you. Most moms got the knack of what is reasonable. To the ladies who are childless special note. This is a kids park in the middle of the week, you are not going to meet your future husband here unless he is the janitor and that is what you have set your goal on. For the teenage girls, standing in front of the cute lifeguard will not get his attention. You are annoying him to the extent that he has asked you to move so he can do his job. Then when he goes on break he is not allowed to "socialize" with the patrons that is the rule. You should read them when you walk in. It is clearly stated on the board.
Kids for the most part are well behaved to my extreme pleasure. It is a happy place for all.
I suppose I really needed that on a Wednesday!
Monday, August 07, 2006
I came in to the office and a co-worker whom I have given some of bud's newborn clothes that are too small offered to take me out to lunch. I said sure. He is just a nice guy. The co-worker that is. Then upon return from lunch there are these delicious cupcakes sitting in the break room for all.
Then at 3pm one of the guys that is in my cube farm got an extra coffee by mistake and offered it to me. It is just the way I like it, and I needed a coffee too. Yummm! All of this to me is good food karma.
Took the kids to the carnival this weekend and had a blast! I actually rode a ride with the kids. Bud and Sarah were having a blast and I was a bit of a nervous nelly about it. It has been years since I rode any ride, and this was a good way to get re-acquainted with it. I forgot how much I enjoy it. They wanted to go again and we did not have enough time. That is ok though we will go to another carnival in a couple weeks. Then that is it summer will officially be gone. Where does the time go.
Friday, August 04, 2006
I guess this is what makes my parents happy. My dad has said that this was the best birthday ever. In all there was my spineless brother, his wife, and their two kids, my hubs, mom, and Bud. That did make for a nice dinner and with the children being so young it thankfully took all of the potential for conversation out of the event. Since it took all of my energy not to lunge over the table and rip my brothers eyes out, pour some common sense in the holes and then put them back in. It felt pretty good to say that if I must say so.
So anyways it was a lovely dinner and as always Mr. Cerame has out done himself.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Here is a statement I am throwing out there. In my world death happens in 3's. I have been informed that two of my friends have had their grandmothers pass. One on Saturday and one on Monday. I am sorry for the loss, but I do not want to know who is next! I am tired of death this year. There have been too many already.
Now the pleasure of realization. While taking Bud to my parents house he was talking about bridges. I think that is what was on his mind at the time. We talked about what bridges do, what the opposite of bridges are (tunnels??), what kinds of bridges there are(ones that go up and ones that do nothing). Keeping in mind once again this is a 4 year old. I never realized how many bridges we go over to get to my parents until he informed me of every single one.
So as we are talking he is learning things and is very excited about it. I could actually see and feel his energy from learning these things. I am not the bad parent!
I am still waiting on an update from the director at the school from yesterday.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Preschool is two days a week.
For the last 2 1/2 weeks we have been told by the teachers that he is having thumbs down days. In complete frustration of taking away certain toys and no dessert I finally sat him down and asked what is happening at school to make a thumbs down day.
I promised that I would not be mad no matter what he told me. Would you believe that worked?
He proceeds to tell me ALL of the things that he does at pre-k that are "naughty" and even what the teachers do not see him do.
He has become (gulp) the kid that I tell my kid to stay away from. I have become that kids mom. The one I never wanted to become. I wanted to be the cool mom. Looks like that is not going to happen.
So what is a supermom to do???
Tail between my legs, I called the school to schedule a parent teacher conference.
Stay tuned for part II
AMERKS season schedule comes out today at 4:00. woo hoo woo hoo hoo.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
No not too much going on here.
Yeah I know it's been a while. You know that addiction to Big Brother I mentioned and well rockstar supernova. It's nuts!
Oh did I tell you I had this monster blood infection in my foot. It was awful. I could not walk on it. There is no feeling worse than standing in your kitchen, you hear the phone ring, and if you are like us with the digital cable I can look at the TV to see the caller ID. Well it was my work. I was right then and there trying to figure how to get from the kitchen to the living room on a foot that I could not walk on. It is amazing how your mind will not let your body just fall. I stood there just trying to will myself to the ground so I could get across the floor on my ass. That process was a real eye opener. I had to let my one good leg just collapse which was such an unnatural act that I will not go into detail. Let's just say I made it down, and got to the phone. Now I have since been feeling better, but that was just an experience.
Bud is well. He has picked up the swiming thing which is great. He loves to jump in the pool and play.
My dad had a bitrthday. We will be celebrating this Thursday. I will look forward to that. Aside of that all is well in my small corner of the world.