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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

filling in the good parts of yesterday

i wanted to focus on the good parts of yesterday, so i wouldn't just remember the crap (and such a lot of crap there was, literally, lol.)so here it is....
-giddy is beautiful! i love looking at him, yesterday he had browns pj bottoms on and brown socks, and he looked so cute stomping around. yesterday, as always, giddy was a clown and fun to watch.
-charlie was so soft and cuddly after his bath, and his bangs are starting to grow out, so i tried putting a clippie in it, and he looked so cute.
-i got out the thomas train yesterday after straightening the living room, and watched giddy and gabey play in it. they were having so much fun, and at one point we tipped it over, so it was like a little cave. i got some good pictures.
-at one point, when giddy spilled crayons all over the floor, i started to get upset, but instead, got out a coloring book, and colored with them for a little while. giddy eats the crayons which is gross, but he also can color already.
- we had a nice drive to pick up jeffie from work (and it's always good to have him with me)
- chrissy came over and watched the kids for a few hours, and jeffie and i went to CiCi's for dinner, and wandered around Petco for a little while. that was a big boost. (i'm sure chrissy knew how much i needed time to breath)
- when i got home, gabey was playing with jeffie, so i had about 10 minutes to just play with giddy! he is such a joy to play with. we got a new game where we put a tissue on his head like a hat, and he tries to do it to me too.
-jeffie ran out after the kids went to bed, and got me a starbucks frappie from the grocery store. :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

my day so far (venting) Times are approximate

7:30 gabey comes into bed, and i let him, because i've already sent him back to his own bed once, and had to sit with him. head still hurts, shoulders still sore.

7:40 gabey wants to go in the living room, and i decide to try to let the dog out and get a bottle ready before giddy wakes up. walk in the kitchen, and find dog poop on the kitchen floor again. have to clean that up.
gabey is making too much noise, and i hear the baby starting to fuss.

7:45 clean up the poop, take the dog out, and stand outside in the cold so he doesn't get under the fence somewhere and wander off.

7:50 get bottle ready, gabey's asking for junk, dog is under foot.
give giddy his bottle, and repeatedly chase gabey from coming in, and distracting giddy... it's one of the few times, i have some quiet giddy time.

8:00 change giddy's diaper, and put clothes on him... change gabey's pullup, and put clothes on him. put some baby einstein on.

8:30 change poop from giddy's diaper, have to change his shirt because he got poop on it. changed gabey's pullup because he pooped.

9:00 change poops from gabey again, and hope he's done, so i put underwear on him.

11:00 get another bottle, and put giddy to bed for nap
put coat and shoes on gabey and shove him outside for some quiet.

11:05 gabey comes back screaming, because he fell and scraped his hands a little bit. won't stop, wakes the baby up, i put him in his room so he'll calm down.
try to keep giddy in his room for a little longer, binkie him, and lay him back down. doesn't really work.
11:10 smell poop again, and have to change gabey back into a pullup because he pooped his underwear.

12: give the dog a bath, because he stinks to high heaven, have to keep chasing gabey out of the bathroom while i clean the dog.
12:15 try to finish drying charlie off, put the wet baby in the high chair so i can clean up the dr. pepper he spilled all over the living room floor and sat in.

12:45 a little lull.... gabey is in a shirt and pullup, and is quietly playing with a toy.. giddy is in just a diaper, and is trying to sabotage the computer, i keep having to move his hand away from the mouse.

today is much better than yesterday. by afternoon yesterday, i was crying.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cat and Dog Diaries

my friend posted this on our super-babies board! I was rolling!


Excerpts from a Dog's Diary......

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Milk Bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Excerpts from a Cat's Daily Diary...

Day 983 of my captivity...

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets.

Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now................

(i am so sorry, i just copied and pasted this from an email, and didn't notice the swear word, i deleted it. please forgive me.)

Going to Consolidate

If I can do it, I'm going to try to consolidate my blogs. I want to paste the posts here, and close them out.

I'm going to try to move them chronologically, so the posts go in the date they were posted. Wish me luck.



Thursday, October 09, 2008

Chilly Morning Dog Treat

We've really been enjoying having Charlie as part of our family. He's a very good dog, and is amazingly tolerant of the kids.

This morning, we followed our routine... baby wakes up, feed the baby, THEN let the dog out. He was a good boy, and is understanding the routine. He gets a treat when he comes back inside, so when we got back in, I gave him a treat. He ran with it. Then came back, and I actually gave him something else. I was surprised to see it dropped in the hallway. Then I found out why!!

In the living room, Gabey had dumped the snausages on the floor, and Charlie AND Giddy were both snacking away! That kid'll eat anything!


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Chicken at V's Gourmet

This is a quick slideshow of a fantastic takeout place, called V's Gourmet Chicken and Ribs. A good friend owns the restaurant, and their whole family help run it.
Their chicken is the best ever! It seems to always be pretty crowded with people waiting for something tastey. They do catering, and things like that too.

The most wonderful thing about this restaurant though is their testimony! Paris and his family come to Cleveland Baptist with us, and are sold out soul winners. The family decorated their whole customer area with salvation material, and have a video running non-stop about Jesus. It's so awesome to go in there, and look around, and watch the video about Christ, and then to be able to eat the best fried chicken ever. Jeffie and I went on a mini date on Saturday, and got their meals, and ate them at a spot by the lake. It was really cold, so we only stayed for a few minutes and then went to Borders to spend the rest of the evening.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Pulled in Many directions

I've always been a focused person. I'm really good at taking care of one thing at a time, at paying attention to one detail at a time, one person at a time. Since becoming a mom, my brain has suddenly been called to be a multitasking brain. It has not handled the transition well. LOL!! I would love to just work on one thing at a time, but it's impossible. The kids, the pets, the house are all demanding my attention all at the same minute, just about every minute of the day. My only escape is into this computer, where I look away from everyone, and sink myself into the screen, and focus. I know that's why so many women get into blogs, and forums, and things like that. They need an escape that is absolutely essential to their sanity. The bedroom, the basement, the backyard are all insufficient, because it's still too hard to ignore all that's going around you, and a physical escape is something that children and pets will not stand for. The kids pile around you, the dog jumps on you, the bunny thumps. Somehow they tend to mess with you less when you're in this little computer corner. Maybe they think you're not "busy" so they have no need to bug you. LOL.

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