A Little zanie-ness

The musings of a brilliant mind (and a whole lot of day to day stuff that isn't quite so brilliant!)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Oh dear God in Heaven! G had better hurry home! I cannot sleep without him in the bed. I tossed and turned all night long! I was awake every hour and it seemed like just when I fell asleep, I would roll over and toss my arm toward where he is supposed to be and jolt awake because he wasn’t there.

The good part of that is that I woke up at about 6:45 and in a total panic because my alarm was supposed to go off. Nope. Apparently when I shut G’s alarm off last night, it shut mine off as well. Stupid clock radio/ipod docking station/impossible to operate thingy! We’ve had it for almost a year and apparently I still don’t know how to make it work.

On the up side, the girls were really well behaved. After we got home from dinner, it was about 7:15. We had to haul the trash out to the curb for pickup today. Baby Girl helped with emptying the bathroom waste cans and I hauled it out to the curb. Then, Baby Girl had homework so she sat in the kitchen and did it while I logged on and updated my blog. Lil Sis got her jammies on and hauled her Dora chair into the office so she could sit by me.

Baby Girl finished her homework and got her jammies on, too. They both climbed into my big arm chair in the office and sat and “read” books and some of my cooking magazines for about an hour. They were on their way to bed when G called so they got to talk to Daddy for a few minutes and then went straight to bed with no issues whatsoever.

It makes it much easier to care for them when they aren’t being goobers. Baby Girl hasn’t been causing problems in school and seems to be evening out emotionally. I’m pleased for that but it isn’t going to last long as Biomom will be setting up visits here in the near future. Good thing Baby Girl’s counseling starts on Thursday.

Holy crap am I tired. Not sure how I’m going to function today but I think I should probably make a concerted effort.

p.s. The car still kicks ASS!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Business trips and more car awesome-ness

Okay, so I know that heated seats are nothing new to the rest of the world but DAMN! are they ever awesome!!!!! I was looking for the rear window defrost button and pushed what I thought was the right button. Nope! Instantly my butt got warm and shortly thereafter the lumbar support toasted right up. I had no idea what I was missing but man am I going to miss this car when we have to return it!

I'm still amazed by the sheer power that this thing has, although it's pretty moot when you can't go any faster than 35 on the fliggin' freeway. Maybe it's just knowing that I have the power that should be sufficient but boy I'd like to take this baby out and open it up without fear of a speeding ticket!

In other news, G is gone on his business trip until late Wednesday night. I had a menu planned out for the week, as I've been doing for the past month. Yeah...that went right out the window the second I realized that I was totally responsible for getting dinner for Baby Girl and Lil Sis and I. I decided that we would go out instead and we headed to Red Robin for tasty goodness and all the steak fries you can eat.

One thing that was kind of neat: I ordered a salad to share between the three of us. I think I got about two bites because Baby Girl and Lil Sis kept eating it. Yay! They wanted to eat salad rather than eat chicken fingers and fries or pepperoni pizza. Next time I'll get them a salad to split and get one of my own as well.

Seems the whole "eating good things" that we've been practicing has paid off!

Bummed: Not looking forward to sleeping alone for the next couple of nights. Not only is it lonely, but G also provides a good amount of body heat so I'll likely be cold all night long. Gotta haul out the extra blanket.

Pleased: I can watch whatever I want on TV AND control the remote!

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Okay, good news! G got me a car. And holy crap did he EVER! It's a 2008 Impala SS. The damn car has a V-8 in it! I went from 0 to 60 in about 3 seconds on the freeway on-ramp! It's fantastic! And you know how cars with big engines have that rumble in them? Yeah, it's just that awesome!

Sunday Crazy

Ahhhhhh! We're running full tilt around here. Ravioli's birthday was on Halloween and we're celebrating today. So we have 3 of the 4 adult kids coming for dinner at 1:00 and we can't find the veal shanks we need to make osso bucco. I'm disappointed but am pleased that we'll get to have the lamb dinner that I wanted to have anyway.

That's only part of the crunch. The transmission dropped in my Acura and G is getting ready to leave on a business trip. That's okay except that I can't use his little truck to get the girls to daycare and then me to work. There's not enough room for two car seats and one large woman. Not gonna work.

So...we're running trying to get a rental car, get all of the ingredients for the lamb dinner and get things ready.


!@#$%^& Car

Well, the transmission is officially out of the car. The money we'll have to spend to fix this to runnable condition will eat up the downpayment for my new car that we're supposed to buy next month.


Friday, November 02, 2007

Halloween Overdrive

Boy, I sure do wish people would give healthier treats. Both little girls got full-sized candy bars in their buckets this year. Tootsie Rolls and Butterfingers and Baby Ruths. One house even gave them mini cans of Jones Soda.

It has all been removed from their possession because apparently 4-year old + candy=sneaky, lying child. Yuck. Twice in the span of an hour, Lil Sis lied about the candy she had eaten or was trying to eat. Not a very good scenario. Besides, a little girl this tiny doesn't need candy. We need to pack as much nutrition into her as possible. Candy fills up that spot where the good stuff should be.

Baby Girl is a little more well-behaved over the whole candy issue, but will sneak and lie about it too. It's just terrible!

I know, I know, kids LOVE candy and act the fool over it, but this just seems to go to a different level. Before Lil Sis came to us, she subsisted mainly on candy and junk. BioMom thought nothing of dropping $20 on candy bars and gum several times a week, hence the reason Lil Sis is such a fiend.

I wonder if anyone will notice if I eat all their good stuff...

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Okay, so I was going to do NaNoWriMo this year but can't even manage to find quite time to READ a book, let alone write one, so I thought this might be a good alternative. We'll see how well this turns out.

Work has been really crappy lately. Word of advice: don't become best friends with your supervisor. It makes for a really hard, awkward situation if some sort of disciplinary action is needed, and I don't mean a weeks suspension or anything like that. It also makes it hard when you need your friend in the middle of the day. It's not like you can sneak a call to her without your boss knowing because she IS the boss.

I've been pondering how to disengage because this friendship just isn't working for me. A friend is someone that you can feel good about, that lifts you up, that will listen to you as much as you listen to her. That's just not working for us anymore. I don't want to do things with her, I don't want to invite them over for dinner or go out to brunch with them, I don't want to be around her.

We are still very similar but we've grown in two different directions. I don't want to go in her direction. I am happy going in the direction I have now taken. It makes me sad.