Figuring It Out As I Go…

{July 6, 2007}   From The Voices

So my hair…yeah, it’s falling out in clumps. Right now you can’t tell, and I normally shed a lot anyways, but it’s normally strands at a time and not chunks. I hope it’s just because it’s so freaking hot outside, and not because I’m losing my hair or something ridiculous like that!!
My children have been little SHITS since we got back from San Diego! I had to take away Tyler’s DS because he threw it at the wall! Seriously. I wanted to throw him at the wall! So it’s mine now, until we head to Colorado, because there’s no way we’re going on that plane trip without entertainment! And all he and Ariel have done is fight. Including when I left them with Sarah last night. I ripped them both new asses this morning and told them they’re both going to apologize to her, and they’re either going to start behaving or they’re just going to stay in bed!
Speaking of my bratty man-in-training and CO, my mom sent me a text today asking me how the kids are, and I told her what he did. She wrote me back and said “Well if you wouldn’t make him mad he wouldn’t throw things.” She was serious people! She honestly believes this. I can’t believe I’m going to see this woman in 7 days. She hurts my head.
My blisters are now peeling. I’m actually going to spare you guys the pictures, because it looks like ass. Peeling ass to be exact. And it hurts like hell. Kristen asked me today why I have to learn all of my lessons the hard way. She also accused me of licking windows 😉 Guess we have our answer don’t we!
That’s all for now. Happy Friday ya’ll!!


{July 2, 2007}   Fuddruckers

Well, we made it home in one piece. We had so much fun, and it was just what we all needed! I’ve never taken the kids on a vacation before, and I’ve never gone on any real vacation like this, so it was great! The weather down there couldn’t have been better, and when we got home at 4 this morning, the kids said they wanted to go back there where it’s basically the same temp all the time 🙂 So I’m pretty sure we’re moving 😉

We ended up only doing the Zoo and Legoland. We spent 6 hours at Legoland and didn’t feel like going anywhere else afterwards, then yesterday we went to the Zoo, but Ty and Ariel were both sick by then, and Ty was NOT feeling the whole walking up and down hills just to see some animals. For rides, maybe. For animals, he wasn’t diggin’ it. So we probably only saw a quarter of the stuff there. It’s ok. I wasn’t impressed either. Seemed like every other exhibit was birds, and let’s face it, you can see birds anywhere! I’d go back to Legoland though! It was so much fun 🙂

Obviously there’s a ton we didn’t have time to do. Next time I think I’d like to go with no babies and walk around downtown SD and go through some museums and art galleries. Guess I need to start planning my next vacation 😉

So since everyone was sick (I wasn’t sick yet, just burned) I decided we’d drive home last night, which worked out great! The kids slept the entire drive, except for when I had to wake them to potty, we hit VERY little traffic, and all of the lights were gorgeous! Definitely a drive to make at night in my opinion!! It also allowed me to just zone out, listen to music, and reflect on life and such. All was going well until an old song by Randy Travis came on…it’s called Walked on Water I think. Made me think about my Uncle, which made me tear up. It’s amazing how much I still miss him and how much it still hurts 😦 Thank Bob for my Sirius, because I was able to follow that teary song up with some acoustic Dave, and then of course some Color Me Badd and NKOTB! Yes, you read that right, and I was singing along just like I was 12 again 😀 Have I mentioned lately how much I love my Sirius?? Yeah, 1276 miles driven total, with no commercials and no static. Doesn’t get any better folks!!

So, hands down, great trip. The kiddies and puppy were great, everyone had fun, and aside from my burn that required the doc checkin’ it out today, we’ve all got some great memories! I took a ton of pics, and eventually they’ll all be uploaded. At that point I’ll print some out for the kids so they can make scrapbooks to remember our trip by 🙂

Oh, my ear. It’s doing great. I know you guys were wondering 😉 I love it so much, and I’m so glad I did it!

And now, things I learned on this vacation:

  • I’m stronger than I thought, and going on vacation with my babies alone is just fine, even when people bang on my door at midnight
  • Motorcycle cops in So Cal cut through traffic at 80
  • There are only about 5 cops in all of So Cal, and none of them care that my windows are tinted
  • There are only about 4 Starbucks between here and So Cal
  • I have some of the best friends ever!
  • My car gets 30mpg even when I’m driving like an asshole in So Cal
  • SD is gorgeous, and working at Legoland will be fun
  • There are a TON more Starbucks between So Cal and here…I think they only open them and put the signs out at night
  • Swallowing knives hurts and is just plain silly…you shouldn’t do it
  • Vacation is fun, and should be done more often!

{July 2, 2007}   Febreeze

So just an update. I’m not sure when I’ll post my big random blog. I’m sick. My throat hurts. Apparently the cold both kids had I have now. We also made a quick trip to the doc per Sarah’s advice, and yeah, I’m fried. She told me to keep clothes and stuff off of it because it’s raw and blistering and gave me some numbing stuff to put on it. So I’m resting. Trying to get rid of my fever and just overall feel better. Ariel is out back planting flowers right now, and Ty is napping, as he’s still sick too. Fun times. I’m randomly uploading pics when I wake up from my little cat naps 🙂

{July 2, 2007}   Pictures

I’m uploading pictures today, in no particular order 🙂   I’ll also blog at some point.  I feel like ass.  We made it home all safe and sound though, got in around 4am.  Thanks for helping to keep me awake and making sure I got home ok guys 🙂  I have great friends!!

{July 1, 2007}   We Heart Elvis & SD!!

Elvis lives folks, and he’s in SD, where I’ll be moving!  Just here to change into bathing suits.  Off to the beach with the hot dog. 

{June 30, 2007}   Fried Eggs

Or skin.  Mine to be exact.  Yeah, I only put 10 on me today, and 50 on the kids.  Nearly 6 hours of LegoLand later, and this is what I look like.

K, everyone together now.  Arlene’s a jackass!  Ya’ll got it out of your system?  Good.  We’re off to see Surfs Up now.  More words and pics later!! 

{June 30, 2007}   12:27AM

So, yeah, I can’t sleep.
Actually, that’s a lie, I was sleeping.  Until someone knocked on my hotel room door.  Of course it woke me right up!  The first thought that goes through my head is “Oh shit, what the hell am I doing here ALONE???”  Yeah, I’ve had that thought a few times, but we’ll come back to that.  So I look out the peep hole, and it’s 3 guys.  And they knock again, harder this time.  At this point, I’m yelling through the door that they have the wrong room.  They obviously can’t hear me though, because the “ring leader” points at my running A/C and says something about we must be here because the A/C’s on.  Yeah, my room is the only room in this packed hotel with the A/C on.  Right.  And why can I hear them but they can’t hear me?  WTF??  So then he pounds on the door a 3rd time.  My kids are still snoring (I swear they can literally sleep through ANYTHING!!!!!)  My heart is beating so hard at this point I think people back home can hear it!  And these guys show no intention of leaving.  So I’m weighing my options in my head…open the door with the latch on and pray to Bob, Allah, Buddah and Zeus that it isn’t the biggest mistake of our lives, or wait to see how many more times they’ll pound on the door and how badly my kids will freak if it wakes them up.  So I open the door on the latch, and tell them they have the wrong room.  The Ring Leader looks at me, asks if I’m some woman’s name that I couldn’t quite make out, and then just stares at me, as I again tell him he has the wrong room.  Then all of a sudden I see the light bulb come on for all 3 of them as they all 3 start saying things like “Oh shit” and “I’m so sorry!” and backing away.  I just shut the door, shaking like a damn leaf, trying to decide who is getting a midnight wake up call from the girl who still can’t believe she thought making this trip alone and with 2 children was a good idea.  I look down at my phone, and there’s a new message on it.  Someone that was trying to look at my pics and was having problems.  So I snatch my phone up and just call, knowing obviously they’re awake, and talk for about 25 minutes until I’m no longer shaking.  But now I’m wide awake.  And the guys have walked back and forth a few times….sounds like maybe they finally found the right room now though, as all is quiet again.
In other news, Ariel is oh so officially sick.  We went out in search of a store earlier to get some drugs for her so she can semi-enjoy herself this weekend.  I’ve got her doped up good right now, and it almost sounds like she’s breathing, so maybe there’s hope yet!  Oh yeah, back to our shopping trip.  So we ask the hotel guy where the closest store is.  He gives me seemingly simple directions, which I promptly screw up, so we just keep driving along the freeway, hoping the for the best.  We come upon a Wally World…but not just any Wally World folks, a 2 story Wally World, complete with it’s set of escalators, one of you and one for your cart!  Greatest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.  Of course I took a camera phone pic like the retarded tourist I am, and it’s in my Flickr, along with some cute pics of the kiddies, happy to be out of the car before Ariel realized she was dying, and then one of her and Frankie sleeping after the first set of drugs kicked in.  Cute stuff!
Oh yeah, and on the way home from Wally World, I have no idea how to get back to the hotel, so I’m asking the kids, and basically just going with what they say, because what’s the worst that can happen, we get lost and I wonder again why I’m here alone, or why I didn’t get the GPS?  Oh, that is bad.  Eh.  But my kids, they get us back here, like aside from a turn or 2, they were right on the money!  I was so impressed!!  Apparently we all 3 do make a great team 🙂
Alright, I’m going to try to get some sleep.  We have a big day planned, full of Lego Land and Belmont Park.  Wish me luck with the sick one!!
Oh, and I’m not linking to anything, because I’m way too retarded for that right now.  This not sleeping shit is wearing on me!
Nighty night!!

{June 29, 2007}   Holy Shit!

We made it, alive and in one piece!!!! Minus the fact that Google lied about the mileage, and the road construction in some random little town which required a detour for me, it all came off without a hitch. Oh yeah, and the 54 stops we made so one or more of us could pee. But for the most part everyone was good, well behaved, and quiet.
Now on to the important stuff.
Do you people know how many Starbucks there are out in BFE???? Seriously. Like 1. Between home and here. Ok, maybe 2. But not nearly enough!!!
Oh, and my blinkers, on crack. Not sure why, because as far as I can tell, all of my lights are working. Whatev.  And the girl, sick.  Has a cold.  Nice!
Alright, we’re going to dinner. On foot. Because none of us are interested in the car right now. But we’re in San Diego bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh yeah, thanks for keeping me occupied and sane by text ya’ll!!!!!!

{June 28, 2007}   Sea Salt

**Edit….So I just realized I’m panicking a little bit. I’m going somewhere unknown, alone (kids don’t count when it comes to getting lost!) I’m thinking maybe I should have bought the GPS.  Crap!**

So I have this new thing I’ve been doing lately. Not sleeping. Yeah, it’s fun for me. I’m averaging about 4-5 hours a night. Worked out well when I was still going to school and up studying all night, but yeah, now I’m just pretty much unable to sleep. I don’t think I’ve ever drank so much coffee in all my life! Doing great things for my ulcer!! Seriously though, at some point, my brain will cease to function on this new sleep schedule, and, well, let’s just be honest folks, there’s already room for improvement in that dept!!

I’m going to pack and load up the car tonight when I get home, and try to go to bed at 8 when I put Ty and Ariel to bed. This will more than likely involve me turning off my cell phone, otherwise I’ll end up texting people all night…not that I would ever do such a thing 😉 So if you text me tonight, and I don’t answer, it’s because I’m going to try the 8-10 hour drive on more than 4 hours of sleep. I’ll return the text at 4 when I head out 😛

Can someone please tell me what the hell is wrong with Frankie??? He is NOT potty training like Patch did. Not even a little bit. He’s making me freaking crazy! This morning, he was laying ON his puppy potty training pad, chewing on his raw hide bone, then walked over by the door and pooped on the floor! WTF???

I’m counting down the hours today and can’t wait until 4pm when it’s time to head out! Woo-freaking-hoo bitches!! I have a ton to do though, since I’ll be gone Friday and Monday, and then Wed is a holiday. Hmmm, I’ll finish my blog post first 😉 Speaking of, sorry in advance if I don’t get around to blogs. I’ll have to pay for net at the hotel and can only spend so much time chillin’ in Starbucks with the kiddies while on vacation. I’ll catch up when I get home though, promise 🙂

So I ask Tyler last night if he wants to go to the park after dinner. He says “Can I bring my DS??” all excited and stuff. We all 3 said varying degrees of “Are you kidding me??” Yeah, he’s not excited to have it at allllll! I got them both headphones though, and that makes me very happy 😀 I also bought 2 car chargers, so we’ll have NO DS downtime during the drive. I’ve got this shit planned!

Oh yeah, Sea Salt. I’ve been rinsing my piercing with it. Kicks some major ass!!

Alright, I have lots to do. If I bust ass now, I can visit blogs later 😛

{June 27, 2007}   Doodle Faces

Conversations before coffee:

“I was so happy when I bought this bag of bagels; there were 7 instead of 6 in there!!”
“Do 7 fit in a bag?”
Looooooong pause…..
“No, the extra one was just sitting next to the bag!”

Yeah, I needed coffee 😉

Pedicures are fun…pedicures with a friend are MUCH MORE FUN!

No, we don’t have too much time on our hands…we just make time for the important stuff 😉
Thank you for serving our country DM, you rock!!! Glad you’re back safe and sound!

I’ll give a brief update so I don’t have to password this post. We talked, we agreed, and things will be acceptable as of NOW. I feel better. Thank you all for being so supportive and offering to help scramble eggs with me 😉

Amy is coming to visit!! Well, she’s coming to White Water Raft, but whatever, she’s coming to visit me, and I’m so excited! Can’t wait to meet that girl!!

Leaving for San Diego Friday!! Can’t freaking wait!!!

Oh, and last but NOT least, yesterday Sarah came home to a dozen red roses from her hunny for their anniversary! They’re so cute it makes my teeth hurt!

Alright, I should work now!

et cetera