Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Candy has Been Found. I repeat. The Candy has Been Found.

I hid it really good too.  I had it in a big pot, and put another pot on top.  Yeah.  I knew it as soon as I whipped that lazy susan around.  That was a really tall pot.  Bring it on, Trick-or-Treaters.  We have the good stuff!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I Hid the Halloween Candy

I hid the Halloween candy and now I can't find it.  I big bag of it too.  Boone promised he didn't take it. The kids, I know wouldn't have found it.  I just don't remember where I put the darned thing.  Now I have to find the stupid bag and I don't know where I put it. If I don't find it and I have to buy more I'm gonna be miffed.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Little Tykes putting a face on their Cozy Coupe Car Makes me MAD!

It just gets my goat that Little Tykes put a face on the Cozy Coupe Car.  Seriously.  I hate it.  It needs to be the CLASSIC RED COUPE CAR from back in the day.  Not some lame face slapped on the front. It just ruins all the memories I have of sitting in the car as a kid and I wouldn't buy it for my kid now if it had those dumb looking eyeballs.  I hate it.  

I'm so thankful that my kids were still in the era of the CLASSIC COUPE.  You know....

Little Tykes, please for HEAVEN'S SAKE!!  Bring back the CLASSIC!  Rip those eyeballs and goofy smile off that car.  Classic=Better.  

Random vent over.  Thank you. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Getting the house ready

Yep, we're moving.  It's starting to sink in as I'm starting to get the house ready for sale.  I've started to pack up some of the "extra" stuff.  You know...the extra blankets, mattress pads, and those books that we just can't part with.

I've also donated two trunk loads of stuff to Easter Seals.  Great feeling of culling and cleaning out of EXTRA.  It also creates a space where things get worse before they get better too.  There are places in our house where it looks like things have exploded all over the place.  The kids rooms are starting to slowly get better as the week goes on.  The hall closet is starting to look pretty good too.  I've been listing stuff on eBay like a crazy woman, in hopes of making a few bucks too.

Today, I rented a 10X15 storage locker.  Never fun to think about a good chunk of our stuff fitting in a 10X15 storage locker, but it is what it is.  We're gonna sell this house and start new somewhere else.  We want to get the most out of this house and making this house look amazing is the goal.

I see lots of work in my near future.

Oh, did I mention that I have a big ole sinus infection and a migraine to go with it? Life is going on and I have to keep riding that crazy train.

Friday, October 18, 2013

You know what stinks?

Cleaning the oven on the automatic cleaning setting.  I even put white vinegar in a baking pan to help absorb odors on top, but PHEW!  IT STINKS!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Just let the kid be proud of something!

So we're going through a lot.  My parents are building a house.  My brother is their builder.  My dad is nutty about this house.  My mom fell and broke her elbow.  We decided on October 1st to move and I told my studio families last Friday.  The kids are not taking it well and now, I think my wonderful, sweet son is getting bullied at school on top of it all.

Today, the kids went back to school after a long weekend and they had been to a great workshop with a famous violinist.  They got to play in a group class with her and then got her autograph and a picture with her.  It was inspiring for them and really motivating.  Then there's this kid and former friend of Barrett's that is not being very nice.  He's harassing Barrett about stuff, but he's really latched on to the violin part of Barrett's identity.  Barrett took in his autographed CD and magazine to share with the class and to tell about his experience and this kid was not nice and I guess told Barrett that the violin was stupid, and lame, and sucked, and well, you get the idea.  It really cut to the core of Barrett.  With all of our moving plans, I think the violin has become his rock.  His safe place.  And for a friend to go and disrespect it so badly upset him so much.  This isn't the first time either.  We've been trying to steer Barrett to the positives.  Focusing his attention on his work.  How people change and perhaps this isn't a person you want to consider a friend.  But Barrett doesn't understand how someone who was his friend could all of a sudden, for no reason, be so cruel.

I couldn't take it any more.  I had to write the teacher a letter.  I told how for the past few weeks Barrett hasn't been sleeping and has been crying himself to sleep about how he's getting harassed by this kid. Today, I was volunteering at the school.  Barrett saw me and stopped for a quick hug.  Then, this kid, AGAIN, started in on Barrett.  Barrett got all upset, flustered, couldn't concentrate on his work and started to cry.  He left the room and came down to find me, but I was gone and he told me how the room was "all black".  (That cut me to the core.  I wish I would have been there to comfort him.)  :(   Barrett asked me if he was sobbing hard enough if he could come home from school.

Seriously?  My kid doesn't want to be in school?  My super smart, book worm?  Avoiding school?  This can't be happening?!!??!

Damned this bullying kid.  This better be dealt with.  I figure, I made contact with the teacher.  If something isn't done soon,  we're headed to the principal.  This can't happen.

Monday, October 14, 2013

If there is NO SCHOOL, why did I schedule the dentist for 8:40?

Yeah.  Sometimes I do really smart things like schedule dentist appointments early on in the day so the kids don't miss a whole lot of school.  Then there's today.  I had no idea that it was a day off of school and what do I do?  I scheduled Gwen for sealants at 8:40.  No sleeping in for this girl.  She and I are up and going and getting ready for those teeth to get all cleaned and sealed up!

Plus, it's cold.  I didn't want to get out of bed.  Brrrrrr....the thermostat said 63 degrees in the house when I got up and there was frost on the ground and I didn't cover any of my flowers either.  :(

Isn't that the life?!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Breaking My Own Heart

I just broke my own heart.  Broken.  Broke.  Broke.  I ripped it out.  Ripped it apart and then put it through a shredder and then too the shreds and stomped on them.

I just started a long, painful stop to something so wonderful.  So powerful.  Something I love so much for people that I love so much.  So great for so many.  It just kills me.  I just have been crying for weeks and today has been just heart-wrenching.

I have to pull myself together and pick up the kids from school now and I'm a wreck.  I'm trying to look to the future, but today is just to be broken.  Tomorrow will be better.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

It's almost Halloween...the kids better finish up their Easter Candy!

Oh man!  It's almost Halloween!  My kids better finish up their Easter candy soon!  I've been throwing a couple pieces in their lunch boxes even.  Yes, even at a Montessori, Hippy-Crunchy School, they're getting candy in their lunches.  I gotta get rid of this stuff!

Now I've got Halloween breathing down my neck?!????!  How am I gonna get rid of this stuff?

At least for my kids, it all about the getting.  They're not big candy eaters, but they love getting it.  Looking at it.  Knowing they have it and then I end up tossing it at the next "candy holiday".

I hope they get some nasty Halloween candy that they just want throw away.  I don't want it in my house.

The joy of finding a missing library book.

Besides picking Barrett up from school sick yesterday, I spent a good portion of my day just looking for a missing library book.  I spent probably FOUR hours looking for the darned book.  FOUR. HOURS.  

After giving up to get Gwen from school and then teaching one lesson, I sent Boone on the search.  I asked him to triple check my car.  Sure enough.  It was found.  Yes.  After I searched FOUR HOURS.  It was folded up in the rear seat in my car.  How it got there, I don't know, but the book has been found and we haven't even gotten a late fee on it yet!  SUCCESS.  Now I wish I had my four hours back.  Good grief!

Monday, October 7, 2013

I Love My Chiropractor

I love my Chiropractor.  Love.  When she's gone, I go to the other Chiropractors in her practice.  It's good, but not the same.  I know that everyone has an adjustment style and that everyone likes their adjustments differently.  She's my fit.  She's amazing.  Love.  Love.  Love.  Adjustment love.

The reason for this outburst of love is that she was gone for the last few weeks and today I got an adjustment from her and after I was done, I just wanted to hug her.  AMAZING.

In your car, you're surrounded by glass....please, don't pick your nose.

I'm pleading!!!!  DON'T PICK YOUR NOSE IN YOUR CAR!!!  Vehicles are surrounded by glass. People, I can see you when you pick your nose in your car, so please don't do it.  Use a tissue.  Save it for home.  Just stop going knuckle deep in your car.  It's gross.

Okay.  Vent over.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Biscoff Cookie Spread or aka Cookie Crack

OMG.  My friend Carrie told me about this stuff she called Cookie Butter, but I think it would better off called COOKIE CRACK.  It's so damned good.  Biscoff Cookie Spread.  OH. MY. GOD!  It's so damned good.  I was tempted not to tell my hubby about it and to stash it in the back of the pantry to hoard it all to myself.

With Creamy and Crunchy, they're both so good.  My favorite is Crunchy, but I'm not whining about the creamy.  

I think I'm going to get my father-in-law a few jars of this stuff for Christmas.  I can see a few of these jars becoming my anxiety go-to food.  

You can find it by the peanut butter and Nutella.  

I'm going to the store now to stock up. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pin Test: Get Rid of that Boy Bathroom (Smell Lemon and Baking Soda Paste)

It's another cleaning Pin Test!  Cleaning the bathroom (again) using a Pin I found.

The pin goes to Ask Anna.  A fantastic blog with all sorts of great cleaning and organizing ideas.  LOVE IT!

It's basically a lemon juice and baking soda paste.  You spread it around your toilet base and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.  Spray with vinegar (I LOVE VINEGAR) and wipe until clean.

I did it and I'd give a grade of 7.5 out of 10.  It does smell better.  (Yeah)  It's natural.  (Awesome)  Now if it could get my son to pee into the bowl better.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My Parents are Homeless...Kinda

My parents are closing on the home that spent the majority of my life growing up in today and I'm really kinda bummed out about it.  I couldn't get a chance to stop over and say goodbye to the house and the land, so I feel really no closure or anything.  Just sad.  I helped sell the house and I took the pictures, so I have that.   Memories, too.  I just wanted that one last time through.

My parents are building their "dream home" in the woods.  A beautiful log cabin with two-story picture windows looking out into the trees.  It is really pretty. isn't complete yet!  That means they're homeless for about a month now.  I think they'll be staying in an inexpensive hotel and maybe with my brother, but I'm not really sure.  We'll see.  They'll be fine and find their way.  I have to trust in that.  I know that many people have sold their homes early and have crashed at other people's homes. Heck, I'm just happy their house sold and they're on their way to the next step.  They should be able to move into their house by the end of the month.  (FINGERS CROSSED)

I'll have to share pictures of their old and new homes soon.  They're on the the other computer and Boone will have to help me move the pictures.  You all know how great I am about moving images from computer to the other.  ;)

Here's to the next month of chaos!