Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Ramblings and Rumblings

I finally got my car back today. My mechanic.... well. I am not going to go into the whole story but I haven't decided if I will be going back to him or not. But at least I have my car back and it is running. I have never been so happy to go to Walmart before in my life. I was totally going stir crazy stuck here in the house with the kids and no way to go anywhere. I love my boys but their conversational skills are somewhat lacking. Although the baby now sounds like a chicken. Ha. He says "Ba.... bah, Ba.... bah" and the way he says it? Just like a chicken. Too too funny.

Takes me back to that saying... raising kids is like being pecked to death by a chicken.... hehehehehehe

I went shopping today and found some great Xmas material on clearance for $1 a yard. I bought lots. I think I am going to make fabric gift bags for next year. And maybe use it for lining old baskets for my goodie baskets. Kinda shake things up a bit! I also bought some yarn so that The Girl and I can start learning to knit.

Tomorrow I plan on posting my "Things I accomplished in 2007" list and then move on to my New Years Resolutions... dum dum dum....

I am feeling slightly nostalgic this evening. Remembering when I was in high school. My daughter asked me today what it felt like listening to her talk about her friends, etc. And all of the new HS activities. I told her it made me feel old. And I guess nostalgic too. The good old days. Full of drama and world ending grief and that first rush of LOVE! TRUE LOVE! O, this is THE ONE! Not! LOL.... Now I am starting to feel a little anxious about The Girl! She is a good girl. Good head on her shoulders. But she has a heart the size of Texas. Too big. And soft and soooo caring of others. She can get hurt so easily. I was much harder and more cynical by her age. Which is better? To be so trusting that you get hurt easily or to not trust enough but be a little more protected? Don't get me wrong... I still got hurt and had my heart broken. But... I worry... must be a mom thing!

I think I am getting my hair cut. I haven't quite decided on how short or what style. But I am really tired of the baby pulling it and the tangles and eating it whenever the wind blows. I figure it will grow back and by the time it gets long again the baby will be over the worst of the pulling stage. I hope. I also think I am going to go red. For my DH. He likes red heads. And long hair. So I will trade him. I get it cut shorter but he gets the red. Fair? Sounds like it to me! So.... those of you who know me... how should I get it cut? Hmmmm????? Chelle... I am talking to you!! LOL

Also.... I am almost finished completely reorganizing the boys' room/s. They have a double room. It's like two bedrooms connected with a short hall and only one door to the rest of the house? Make sense? And it has built in desks and shelves on each side. So, I have been reorganizing and cleaning for days. Trying to figure out the best way to fit in all of their books, toys, clothes, furniture and oh yeah... them! I think I am almost done. I move the toys back in tomorrow. (Why do I always misspell tomorrow?) They have been living in my living room (appropriately enough) since Sunday. ALL of their toys. ALL OF THEM. All over my living room. Crazy. Maybe I will take pics when I am done and post. I think it looks pretty good. Not really decorated too much yet.... but organized! (That's a big deal at my house!)

OK. Nothing earth shattering going on here.

There is a contest over at Mapper's blog... check it out but hurry, it ends Thursday at 7 PM!

Also, over at The Barn Bums, Jessica wants to know what you do to prepare for emergencies such as tornados or hurricanes. Cue my mom....

I will sign off for now, folks, and be back tomorrow.... same Mom Time... same Mom Place....


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear of the progress in the boys room. I would love to see pics! Also glad you have wheels back. I spent years in the woods with no way to go. One more reason I had a big garden, gave me lots to do so I was never bored! Love you lots, take care and talk to you soon. Mom

PS getting prepared for storms is never a wasted thing to do. I always put extra batteries and matches in a zip lock bag just in case. Along with making sure I have food and a manual can opener on the ready as well. Always fill up jugs with water at the start of storm season and keep it fresh. I always empty jugs at the end of the season and refill some of them in case of power outages. Never hurts to be prepared. Also, always keep your gas tank filled up and some cash on hand during the hurricane season. Just some thoughts for you as well.

JessicaB said...

Wow! I have never had anyone link to me like that before. Thanks.

I am scared to death for the time when my children grow up and start high school. I can't imagine how bad I will be. I already take it pretty personally when someone is not so nice to my daughter. Like the kids at the Christmas party that thought she was too young to play or the boy at the daycare that said he didn't like her dress. She seems pretty strong though and she is very confident. That is one thing that I wanted to make sure of because I was always so self-conscious and down on myself.

Yeah for the car.

Your mom had some very good tips. Thanks FaerieCastle's Mom!