Friday, October 23, 2009

Hug the one your with

Hug your family, friends, and friends that are family.

That is all for today.

Enjoy life!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Hate crime" (thoughts needed)

What constitutes a hate crime?
Now I know that hate and crime are not the best words to use, so the definition is loose here.
If my child is called a name in a derogatory manner that is based on his race I can understand that being a "hate crime". How about if my child a called a name in a derogatory manner based on his gender? Is that crossing the line? If a boy at school is saying "you catch like a gaylord" is that a hate crime or is it bullying? Regardless of how he catches true or not it bothers me. Do I tell him to tell the teacher in a manner that says it is inappropriate? Do I let it slide after all they are only kids? Where do you draw the line on "hate crime". Again, I use the term loosely. We are talking 7 year olds so I understand the need for some leniency; however, did a child just get suspended for bringing a cub scout tool to school? Yes, these are apples and oranges, but I do not know what is a "hate issue"
Do I feel that if my child calls someone a gaylord that he will get suspended? Sure. After all my maternal instinct says that unless you know my kid you are out to punish first ask questions later.

October is complete another dear friend has been diagnosed with cancer and an uncle has passed away. Please let 2009 be over with.

Enjoy life!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

My afternoon yesterday

Names are changed to protect the next door neighbor.

Missed a call at work yesterday and checked my voice mail message at 4:30:
Message from Hubs Mommyrox – where is Bud? I am at Daycare center. Call me.
I called Hubs on his cell.
Me: What do you mean Where is Bud? he should be there.
Hubs: No he is not here.
I hang up and call the school transportation department. I tell them who I am where I live and that my son who is 7 did not go to Daycare.
The lady at transportation (tsp) says hold on while I call your bus driver, he is a substitute.
I hold and hold and hold.
Tsp comes back on: there are no extra children on the bus.
Me: Where is my son? Where did he go? (believe it or not I am calm. Shocker I know.)
Tsp: Please hold again. Longer this time.
Tsp: your son is at the neighbors house Mrs. Jones, she has him.
Me: WHO? I do not know who that is.
TSP: that is your neighbor.
Me: No, my neighbor is Mrs. Smith. What is her first name?
TSP: Her first name is Jane.
Me: Is her daughter Suzie?
TSP Yes, but we do not have her listed as Smith we have her as Jones.
I let tsp know that she is a Dr. and the kids call her Mrs. Smith (like they really care) so my missing child is located at the neighbors and that Hubs is on his way to get him.

I call Daycare place in a stern mommy voice and tell them that my son did not get off the bus there and that he is their responsibility. They should have called me when he did not get off the bus at 4:00 and that from 4:00-4:45 my son was not accounted for by people who were supposed to be watching him. I will not run down the could haves because I will get mad.

I called the bus garage and asked what is the policy for dropping children off at home when there is not an open door nor any cars in the drive way? They said they typically do not let the kids go from the primary school. I do not hold the bus garage at fault and I told them, because had Daycare called I could have had Bud re routed from that bus to Daycare before he got off alone. James did say that he sat on the front step for a few minutes and it was too cold so he went to Mrs. Smiths' house because a car was there.

I cancelled the daycare effective today and now he is going to another neighbors house. I filed a complaint with Child and Family services against the Daycare center. I don't think that I am overreacting in this day and age. For 15 minutes of my day I did not know where my child was. He was unaccounted for by the center for 45 minutes. Things happen in the blink of an eye. Yes my child is responsible for a 7 year old, but not to be left alone. He is only 7.

Yes, all is well that ends well. I gave him a big hug when I got home and gave him some extra strawberry ice cream. I also took some home made applesauce over to the neighbors.

Enjoy life!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Glasses not one, but two pair

Doesn't it figure that a week before school pictures Bud breaks his glasses. Not an easy break either, it's the part where the hinge folds the glasses.
Well to be honest he did not break them. The bow or arm or what ever you want to call it just slid off. So the natural thing to do would be to take the glasses to the repair place and get them fixed pronto! Apparently the hubs did not WANT to take the glasses to get fixed. Something about teaching Bud a lesson. ARRGGHH So three days after they were broken on Saturday after I put 200 miles on the mom mobile I had to tack on another 100 driving to the eyeglass place and back to the hockey rink to make sure that I get the glasses back in time for school pictures (this Friday). No guarantee though. We gave bud the back up glasses and don't ya know it the part that holds the padding for the nose piece broke "in the middle of morning meeting" it was a very exasperated statement from a 7 year old. I did have to laugh at that part. Like he had to meet with the CEO or something.
So now we are down 2 pair of glasses and we have none for school pictures. The pair that he is wearing now has this white pad on the nose piece where the broken part is. Stands out like a broken leg.
It looks like I am running to the instant glasses place to get him a pair of glasses on Thursday night if we do not have glasses by then. Thank goodness his practice is at 5:10 which gives me enough time to get them done. Anything else to add to my week????

Enjoy life!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What have I NOT done lately

AHHH Post that's it.

Not that I have a large loyal following, but this is my place to discuss.

There is not too much going on. Second grade is trying. Not on my son noooo, he loves it. The teacher & I had a small disagreement. I sent Bud to school with $20 to give to the lunch lady for 2 1/2 weeks of lunches. I said "Bud, keep this in your pocket and when you get to the lunch lady please give it to her". He did. Well, the lunch lady told the teacher and at open house the teacher comes up to me and asked "why would you send $20 to school with Bud?". I kind of shrugged it off and said "for lunch" she answered me in a surprised tone saying "that is what he said" Well Duuhhhh .
Anyways, she went on to imply that it was too much responsibility for a child to take that to school.
Keep in mind Bud is not like my brother and I were. You gave us $5 and we were waving it in each others face saying look what I got and you don't. So while she was on her soapbox just about to tell me I was irresponsible I interrupted her and said "I trust my son that when I give him money to give to someone he will do it". If he looses it that is my fault not his. I did not make a big deal of it to Bud. I finished up by really sending the message home I said "I TRUST HIM." Does that make me a bad mom? I don't think so. Like I said before, if he lost it it is my problem. I did mention to Bud that I trust him and that he may not realize that he did something to completely earn my trust. He said he felt good about it. and that it was not that big of a deal.


LET"S GO JETS! I know its too early in the season, but 3-0 already is OK with me.

Enjoy life.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

All gone

Yes, the summer is all gone. I am fully aware that it is August 22 and there is still 2 weeks of summer left, but when school supplies and have been out for over a month and Halloween stuff is out in full swing say adios to summer. There is also Christmas stuff on some web sites.

I do find it kind of funny that these stores are trying to get kids to commit to a Halloween costume in August. They change their minds every other day. For instance Bud says I wanna be Harry Potter on Monday then says he wants to be a Vampire on Wednesday. I will do what I always do. Go to the store see what is left after work on Halloween Day before I go home and call home to say what is there. He makes his choice and that is it. Now if only I can just work on that teachers school supply list.

Enjoy life

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Heat & Humidity

Love this time of the year when every 15 minutes Bud says Mommy we need a pool. I need my whole body to get wet. I did let him know that we have a sprinkler and that the sprinkler worked just fine for me when I was his age. He very politely said " mommy do not get mad, but pools were invented since then).

I just looked at him and said being older than dirt does not make me ancient. We had pools back then, but in NY having something that you pay for all year long and use less than 2 months out of the year is a waste of money.

Yeah.... that went no where fast!

Enjoy life.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

All better now

I would normally keep up to date on FB, but that is too cheery a place to post this. I needed just to get that out last night and now I am all better.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Caution: a hate post

I hate this year.
I hate that my brother and I are in such a huge fight that we have not spoke to each other since January 1.
I hate that my Aunt Irene passed away (January).
I hate that I was really sick the first 2 months of this year.
I hate that my mother in law was diagnosed with Breast Cancer (March).
I hate that my Uncle Jon was diagnosed with stomach cancer (March).
I hate that my childhood neighbor passed away (June).
I hate that another uncle has bladder cancer (July).
I hate that the hubs grandma had a pacemaker put in and all she does is call everyday and say I want to die. (last call 20 minutes ago).
I hate that Baby Josiah passed away (yesterday).
I hate that my Uncle Steve passed away (today).
I hate that every night I cry and pray for strength to get a grip on all of this and nothing gets easier.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


He shoots.... he scores!

6 minutes later... 2 minutes for slashing

Just keep swimming

So much going on. Had a ton of layoffs at work, but managed to keep my employment.
Hockey is over for the spring and now we can actually enjoy life. Buds team did win the league championship and 3 tournaments in March. We did not have a weekend off until March 27th. I am officially Hockyed out!

My tulips started to come up and then Kapow! snow! So much for my weekend cleaning the flower bed. My procrastination is paying off.

I am going to cook Easter dinner this weekend, and we are going to the Polish Market. Yeah! It is a long drive, but worth it.

My mother in law was diagnosed with Breast cancer last month, and so far it is not been a good road. If you are a praying kind we would appreciate prayers for her. It was determined that it is the "aggressive" type and it needs to be monitored weekly. That is draining emotionally and financially. Radiation starts next week and it will be everyday for 5 weeks. At $40.00 per visit we are going to help pay for her visits. She works in a factory and the health coverage sucks. That and the cost of just plain living is too high for a single woman in NYS.

All that aside life goes on and I will love every moment I get.

Enjoy life!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Still going

Yup today as well. Despite the huge snow storm and the terrible drive conditions and the fact that I left my lunch in my car and had to trek out to get it I am still in a god mood. What the heck is up with that? I am glad...don't get me wrong. I am just befuddled.

Well Bud has been doing very well at school. In fact If he continues on this road we will be going to the movies on Sunday as a bribe... er.. um... reward. This same little boy informed me that he now has a girlfriend. Apparently he asked a little girl in his class if she wanted to be his girlfriend. Now excuse me as I catch the last breath in my lungs. Regardless of the fact that I say there is no girl good enough for my son. Unless she has the idiot and tbtine as parents, but that is a big age gap. Little Fin is only 4 months old. She will be one smart cookie though. She may even be too good for my thug of a hockey player, but nonetheless anyone less than Fin will not be good enough. Now don't go getting all bent out of shape. The idiot has posted his expectations for his daughter which are totally attainable, realistic, and what every guy should know. But, since I don't know half of it I will have to pay someone to teach Bud.
I digress....He comes home and says he asked her and that she said yes. He is giving her lollipops and Hershey kisses almost daily. I said to him the other day What are you going to do when she does not want to be your girlfriend anymore. He says "then I can't tell her I like her hair or her clothes" With a straight face (my mind going a million miles a minute) I ask is that why she is your girlfriend? He says "No mommy, she rocks" My face fell obviously since I ROCK! I AM MOMMYROX! I said "I thought I rock!" he said "she does too".

I am in a good mood despite it all, and after all, I rocked first so there!

Enjoy life!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Today I woke up in a really good mood. It is very unusual for me to be in such a really good mood for no reason all day.

I did not win the lottery
I did not hit my head
My old boss did not get run over by a truck.

I am just in a good mood!

Enjoy life!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Merry New Year

Once again I have done it. I have not posted in forever and I could give a laundry list of reasons, buy why bother. I am here now.

We had a lovely Christmas. My mom and I made our annual trip to NYC for some retail therapy. It was nice. We re-connected with some old friends. Bud had his 7th birthday. Yes, I said 7. I can not believe how old he is getting. I do not age just in case the thought crossed your mind. We are still busy as ever with hockey. The boys did win the Wishbone Classic in their division and I am very proud. All of the boys worked very hard. We did some community service work on Dec. 22nd. As a family we all rang the bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. It was a great experience. It just so happened to be the coldest night to ring that stinking bell. We raised a bunch of money. It helps when a little kid is saying "don't forget the charity box" as he holds the door open to the department store. I am getting ready for winter recess to be over and just did major shopping for school lunches. Starting this month Bud has a game every Saturday and Sunday. This is my busy time at work and well lets just be real, I am grateful I still have a job. Our company has laid-off 22 people.
So to all of you a happy and healthy New Year and as always....
Enjoy life