Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Someone is J.E.A.L.O.U.S.

This morning was just... special.

Methinks that my youngest is getting a bit jealous about me homeschooling her sister.  I think this because she came right out and told me.  LOL!  Had she not, though, I probably still would have figured it out.  It's not hard when your morning goes like this:

Me:  "Time to wake up!  Good morning, sugar!"
Her:  "I didn't get ANY sleep last night.  I'm soooo tired."  (said in a major whiny tone)
Me:  "You got plenty of sleep!"
Her:  "Yeah, but, my arm hurts soooooo bad.  It hurt all night."  (she scraped her elbow yesterday)
Me:  "Ohh, I'm sorry."  :(
Her:  "It hurts so so so bad, and it'll hurt alll day at school too!"  (sniffle)
Me:  "You're OK."


Her:  "My arm hurts, my legs hurt, I have a tummy ache, AND my throat hurts.  It was hurting all night!  Can you check it?"
Me:  "Sure."  (gets flashlight)
Me:  "It's fine!  Looks normal."

Five minutes pass...

Her:  "Can you check my throat again?  I think it changed, because it hurts reallyreallyreally badly!"
Me:  "I just checked, it's fine."
Her:  "Daaaadddddddy.  Can you check my throat?"

He obliges, and agrees that it's fine.

Her:  "My arm is sore AGAIN!"
Me:  *ignore ignore ignore*
Her:  "It huurrrrrrts!  And my tummy hurts, I think I ate too much cheese!"

I decide from here on out to just ignore her myriad complaints, and go about my business.  On the way to school she says "It's not fair that Anna gets to spend the whole day with you!"

Hello, drama, anyone?
God love my little drama queen... never a dull moment!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Snow Day... Sort Of.

Gotta love the G-town school system.

We all knew 'bad weather' was coming, it was no surprise.  Surrounding counties had closed their schools, or issued an early closing decree (10-11 am), but our area was holding out, by God!  I think our powers-that-be are determined not to be 'Southern crazies' everyone likes to make fun of ("Two flakes?!"  Have you got the bread, Bobbie-Jean?") and wait it out until the last second.  And wait it out they did!

I got up at 6 am and readied Ella for school.
We trudged out to the car and drove up to the school... she got out and I kissed her goodbye.

Then, as I went to drive home, the ice started coming down.
I turned around, went right back to school, and took her back home with me.  By the time we went out for our groceries (hey, we're die-hard, make no mistake) and got home, the phone was ringing.  School on early dismissal... they'll be let out at 10.  It was 9 am when they made the call.

Hey, on behalf of all the parents who went into work and had to turn around and come right back home I say "Thanks a lot, assholes!"  'Cause you KNOW most of the daycares closed....

So I was kind of glad I went ahead and just took my little darling back home with me.  Though I did go out around 10:30 to pick up a hamster... (don't ask)  LOL.

So today I homeschooled both kids (at Ella's insistence - she enjoyed it quite a bit, and was mad when I stopped).  It wasn't as contentious as I thought it might be - it went better than I thought.  :)  I won't say they were angels, but they didn't kill each other.  That's a start, I suppose.

At any rate, I was reallyreallyreally hoping for our driveway to get really iced-up.  We have a nice steep one with a good hill... I wanted to break out the sleds and slide down the driveway repeatedly until our hands and toes fell off.  Alas, it was not to be.  Not today anyway.  (You bet your booty I will check again in the morning.)  But, the grass accumulated just enough ice to allow us to slide down the hill outside our house several times....  Not the same, granted, but fun anyway.  :)  Now I'm hoping our wet driveway freezes solid overnight!

Hey, if you can't have snow, you make do.  Am I right?!

Monday, January 21, 2013

I'm Back!


So much has happened in the last couple of months that I am still reeling from it all.  :)  It's been a time of BIG changes, for sure.

In this month alone I have:
Started homeschooling my oldest daughter, Annalise.
Started back at college classes for myself.
Cut 7 inches off my hair.
Embarked on a whole-house organization/cleaning spree.
Decided to take on a part time job (starting in Feb.)

It doesn't look like a lot written down, but trust me, my schedule is PACKED lately.  And?  I love it.  I really do.  So far, so good....

In addition, I've been kind of 'saving up' stuff to write about.  I've been busy, disinclined to write at my other blog address, and pretty darned tired to boot.  So in the next few days I will likely just spew.  LOL!

At any rate, I'm back.  I like it here, this is my outlet, and I need it.  :)

I Miss THIS Blog.

I left here because someone was hanging around that I didn't like... so I thought I'd start over.  Only... I don't like the new blog.  For some reason I just don't ever feel like posting there.  Somehow, this is home.

I know it's strange, because it's just a random spot on the internet, but I like it here.  I miss it.  The last five years of my life are here, and I don't want to go.

So here I am.
Forget it.  Why should I leave?  If someone wants to hang around and read my every word, then whatever... so be it.  Knock yourself out.  I don't care about you, and it doesn't matter.