Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Since we have been demoted to the living room we are watching Terminator that we had recorded. The Theater is sound proofed and we can still hear them. Ugh girls are loud high pitched squealers!
MD and I were discussing something the other evening, we are sort of torn.
We are a house with no more children. We only have teens now.
On the one hand we are nostalgic for the time when the kids were easier to deal with, fun, and did the cutest things. It was exciting to watch as they discovered something new they could do.
On the other hand, we are excited that we are getting close to a time when it will be just him and I. Time to ourselves, we have never had that time alone. Never had time to get to know each other without a child around. It will be another adventure to learn together.
1. Tuesday My sister was nagging me into making a Facebook account. So I finally broke down and did. And Wednesday when I checked it I had people I have not seen in 20 plus years leaving me notes, and wanting to be "my friend". One in particular, a boy I use to babysit when I was in 7th grade (mind you I graduated high school in 1984 so that was a VERY long time ago) put a note on my board. "The best babysitter ever" It amazed me that he remembered me much less my name! He remembered things I did with them and meals I made for them. I do not have pictures on this page (as I am always the one behind the camera) so I could not believe that he remembered me.
2. Had to roam around a Landfill in Illinois Friday appraising broken wells that needed fixing, and rummaging through the Environmental Manager's office deciding how to update his files. This was actually not to bad as it got me out of the office. I just am not looking forward to the hour drive back and fourth for at least three days to the site when I have to amend their filing system. Brian has more faith in my abilities than I do.
3. Wednesday I had a visit from a police officer at 7 am wanting to discuss my son. Joy Joy Happy Happy. MD and I knew eventually this would happen with the crowd he hangs out with. As it turned out I had to come home early that day so the officer could interview Devin. That was not a fun afternoon, I am hoping with every part of my being that he has/is learning a lesson. A asked the officer to give him a "what for" lecture. And he did not disappoint. I hope it did not fall on deaf ears. Time will only tell.
4. Today Mikayla and I are going shopping for her birthday slumber party tonight. MD and I are dreading this, 5 13 year olds spending the night. The squeals, giggles, and all night laughing. I think we are going to ask her to camp out in Felicia's room as Mikayla's room is right next to ours.
5. MD had to go out of town Monday. Sleeping without him does not go well, dreams, getting to sleep, tossing and turning. Oh and not to mention the fact I had to deal with the Devin thing on my own. He finally came home Wednesday evening, then we had a good night sleep.
My week in a nutshell.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
The lives of young boys and girls were strictly separate. However, one of the customs of the young people was name drawing. On the eve of the festival of Lupercalia the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper and placed into jars. Each young man would draw a girl's name from the jar and would then be partners for the duration of the festival with the girl whom he chose. Sometimes the pairing of the children lasted an entire year, and often, they would fall in love and would later marry.
The pastors of the early Christian Church in Rome endeavoured to do away with the pagan element in these feasts by substituting the names of saints for those of maidens. And as the Lupercalia began about the middle of February, the pastors appear to have chosen Saint Valentine's Day for the celebration of this new feast. So it seems that the custom of young men choosing maidens for valentines, or saints as patrons for the coming year, arose in this way.
Now to me, I have never been one to side with the celebrating of Valentine's Day. To me it is an advertising nightmare to make women feel they deserve and men to feel guilty. I set forth early in my dating years to ban this holiday. First and foremost it is an incredible waste of money, a Hallmark Holiday, retailers jacking up prices on very cheesy items of "affection", florist charging outrageous prices for flowers that inevitably die (I always felt this was a sign of relationships, beautiful at first then withering and gone in such a short time).
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Felicia comes home this Friday, yea. She wants to do her taxes too. So I guess I will be spending the weekend doing taxes, yea fun. So Much fun to look forward to.
Another exciting night hu?
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Me, sitting here reading about other people's day. Work was uneventful nothing interesting at all except for the fact that it was absolutely beautiful outside. It was hard to sit at my desk all day.
I am bored but do not have the drive to go do anything, anything constructive that is. The house is straightened up, so nothing there to do either.
OOOOO MD just got home, maybe he will play with me!
Let's hope he is not too tired.
Monday, February 09, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
There was a book bag and an additional shirt purchased and $80 something later we left.
Then another $80 something later we left that store. I explained to her that she had blown past her birthday money and grade money so she was sooooo done shopping.
See I told you the Mall is expensive.
But we still had to find something for MD his birthday is tomorrow! Off to Macy's. Two dress slacks and two dress shirts later I finally got to go home.