Tuesday, August 28, 2007
We went to the recruitment fair on Saturday and talked to the powers that be of the Colorado Girl Scouts. I've already made a wonderful impression on them. While joking, I stated that I couldn't have my alternate personalities fill out the reference sheets and they didn't find that funny. Since I am who I am, I tried to get myself out of the situation by trying to "explain", which didn't help my cause. All the while "She Who Must Not Be Named" is about cracking a rib and rolling on the ground. She didn't mention that they have no sense of humor. But to give credit where credit is do, she probably thought I had more sense than to try to joke with people I didn't actually know. Note to self - Don't joke with leaders about alternate personalities when children may be involved. So I have signed up for training classes and everything. It will be interesting to see how this goes. Oh, the things we do for our children. She probably won't even like it. Oh well, such is the life of a mom.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the hell alone .
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.
It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.
Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.
Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is probably not for you.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably a wise investment.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
Some days you're the bug; some days you're the windshield.
Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.
A closed mouth gathers no foot.
Duct tape is like 'The Force'. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.
Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Our trip, I hesitate to call it a vacation, went better than expected, only because Andrew didn't end up in the hospital with an allergic reaction. The trip to Chicago was hot, humid and did I mention HOT?!?!?! The wedding was nice and it was nice to have a couple days with my husband alone. Sadly, we sat around and wondered what to do. Evidence that we have been married for 15 years. We eventually found something to do, but I won't submit you to all the gory details.
After Chicago, we stayed in Dayton and saw lots of family and friends.
Bob (with Rose Brown the Guinea Pig), Lindsey, my Grandpa Leary,
Karen (Step-grandmother), grumpy face, and Aunt Colleen
Lindsey, Aunt Julia, Baby Sarah, Andrew (aka grumpy face)
I don't actually get in the pictures, it's just evidence enough that there ARE pictures, hence, I am there. Other pictures are online at Snapfish.com. Those of you interested have already received an e-mail. Possibly some that aren't interested!
All in all we had a nice time. Lots of stories, but I've determined that if I don't want "stuff" to bite me in the a**, I need not put it in writing. (And we wonder where Lindsey gets her potty mouth, NOT.)
I'm so glad that everyone is back on track with school, in more ways than one, because I am NOT. This little trip of mine has put me three weeks behind (in more ways than one). Again, do we see a theme?
More to come later.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
As I was reading my e-mail, where people were getting in trouble for saying bad things, a very funny story came to mind. I have lots of Lindsey stories, but this one takes the cake. About a year ago we were playing "Mario Party 7" on the Game Cube. Andrew, being a male of the species, was taking for ever to take his turn. For those of you who don't own or have never played the game, you can play up to 8 players and they all take turns then you all play a game together. Well anyway, Andrew was doing heaven knows what when I started telling him to hurry up. Then out of the mouth of my lovely, princess like 4 year old little girl comes "Make up your f*****g mind". Since Bob and I have different senses of humor, we reacted as differently. I was laughing so hard I thought I was going to throw up and Bob was ranting and raving. When he accused me, I stated in all innocence, "I have no idea where she got that, it must have been from school". When in doubt throw the school under the bus!!
I'm sure I have plenty of other stories for you all, and will blog them when everyone annoys me this week.
Pondering for the day:
"Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?"
Sunday, August 5, 2007
On our flights out, yes I said flights plural, Bob will have Sir Andrew, the casted lad (thank you Miss Martha for the precisely accurate reference), and I will be with Miss Prissy. Lindsey realized last night that she is coming with me. Oh the joy of being loved. After 20 minutes of crying, yelling and screaming for daddy, I came down out of my room ready to talk to my daughter. (tee hee) Actually she was way bent out of shape about the flight arrangements. So this should be a gleeful 6 hour, three airport excursion.
Some more insight into last week's back to school adventures:
I have to wait out front for Lindsey and Andrew meets me there. I, along with others, are feeling cut off from the pack of community moms. I'm reduced to talking to CS and listening to how Andrew and her daughter are having a "love affair" (her words not mine!!). Somehow I think I got the bottom of the bucket this year. I'd much rather be talking to the coven and dissing those that bug us.
All in all, Andrew and Lindsey did well their first weeks. After all, they only have one more day of school before we leave for two weeks. I'd better not hear any complaining or there will be lots to do on vacation. I have an overabundance of flash cards, books, etc.
If I don't talk to any of you, I will try to blog my vaca, however miserable it may be!!