Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A Meme, I was tagged by Alex of
I AM: tired all the time, why is that?
I WANT: a house cleaner. Is that shallow?
I WISH: my house cleaner would start tomorrow and be really inexpensive.
I HATE: when I loose my cool and raise my voice at my kiddos.
I MISS: my friend Nikki who died almost ten years ago.
I FEAR: losing my children or husband.
I HEAR: nothing much, the kids are asleep and DH is at the store.
I WONDER: if this baby will look like her sisters.
I REGRET: not starting my teaching career earlier
I AM NOT: good at keeping my house in order.
I DANCE: when drunk at weddings or in my living room (sober) with the kids.
I SING: every night to each of my girls at bedtime. They each have their own special lullaby.
I CRY: when watching the news about something happening to a child.
I AM NOT ALWAYS: the best wife I can be.
I MAKE WITH MY HANDS: tons of crafty crap with Lindsey that involves construction paper, glue, glitter etc.
I WRITE: in my date book, on line, in my journal.
I CONFUSE: when to use excepted and accepted
I NEED: a house cleaner, did I mention that already?
I SHOULD: clean the house.
I START: my day with Zoey, a Maisey video and a cup of coffee.
I FINISH: every book I start whether I like it or not.
I don't know that there's anyone left to tag in my little world of bloggers, maybe Sara/Momma-Rama????

So last Friday I went out with L, my dearest friend since the fourth grade. We started off at Whiskeys on Boylston St and then went and had dinner outside at Stephanies on Newbury Street. Now I realize IF I was a good blogger I would provide links for these places for your browsing pleasure, but I'm lazy so get over it.
Anywho, Stephanies, was really nice. We got a great seat on the patio for people watching. For B. and DJ and anyone who lives in/near a big city you know what kind of freaks can come out at night in the city. Boston is FULL of people who think they are RICH and GORGEOUS when really they just look like morons. It makes for some good laughs. Some dope driving a shiny red Corvette made a complete ass of himself as he attempted to parallel park right in front of the restaurant. Then when when he finally succeeded and got out of his car he was this middle aged (50'ish) guy dressed in a skin tight shirt and low rise jeans and WAY too much product in his receding hair line. L and I just about peed our pants looking at him. He thought he was sooo hot.
I even splurged and gasp... had a glass of wine. After we'd had dinner it was about to rain so we moved inside and sat at the bar to chat some more and after much convincing from L that I didn't look pregnant at all while sitting down I ordered a glass of Merlot. Why do I really care if I looked pregnant you may ask? I don't know I guess I just didn't want the bartender to give me some incredulous look like I was killing my unborn child or something. Well anywho, we enjoyed ourselves despite the fact that most of the conversation revolved around the fact the L's marriage is in the toilet and she's seriously considering divorce. It sounds much worse than it actually is. She's past the hurt and sad part, now she's just kind of angry and indifferent about the whole thing. They don't have any kids so really it's just one of those things where she needs to make a decision to make her life better and move forward either with or without the loser, I mean her husband.

I've been a bit of a delinquent this week as far as blogging goes. We had a very busy weekend and Hubby has been working from the home office all week and it would be rather frowned upon if I pushed him out of his chair so I could get online and blog about my boring life.
Now the kids are asleep and he's out on a wild goose chase for one of those handy dandy mosquito magnets for our yard. Apparently he's been to several stores and is having a hard time finding a mosquito killing machine for areas over an acre. We have a big yard so we need a big killing machine. Supposedly it's going to be one of the worst mosquito seasons in decades this summer so we've been pushed into action on this one.
Don't feel bad for Hubby running around to half a dozen different stores. He's probably in heaven going from Lowes, to Home Depot to Ace Hardware. It's like the equivalent of me going from The Gap, to Old Navy, to a shoe store.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Going out with the girls tonight (the grownup girls)

I'm heading in town in a few hours to meet my oldest and dearest friend for the afternoon/evening. Around here "in town" means Boston. My friend L hates her job but her office is located in the best part of Boston for restaurants and shopping so it's always fun to meet her after work (for B and DJ, she works on Boylston St). She's getting out at 3 today, due to the long weekend, so we're starting our night early. Now only if I could actually sip a few cocktails, sigh....

Thursday, May 25, 2006

I got to sleep until 7:15 today. That's the equivalent of sleeping to noon for people without little kids. FIL slept over last night because he is a contractor of sorts and is currently in the process of plastering our basement walls (the soon to be playroom walls). He lives a good 45 minutes away so he decided to stay over last night to get an early start this morning. Well he was up before Zoey and when he heard her wake up at 6 he dashed up to her room and took her downstairs and kept her quiet and happy until I woke up an hour later. That was fabulous. Thanks Grampy!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Book Whore

Here's something you probably don't know about me. I'm a book whore. That's right, a book whore. I'm a self proclaimed junky. I read A LOT. It drives hubby nuts at night when I've got my nose stuck in a book instead of paying attention to him. I can't help it. When I'm reading a good book, or even a mediocre book it calls to me through out the day.I can hardly wait to get a few free minutes to read a few pages and don't get me started on night time. Once those little munchkins are in bed I practically trip over my own feet racing for my bedroom to get my book.
Currently I'm reading "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire and over the past few weeks I've read "The Pact" by Jodi Picoult, "Magical Thinking" by Augusten Burroughs, and "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey. I'm sure there's more from the past month and a half but that's what is still sitting in a pile on my nightstand. None of those books were fabulous though "Magical Thinking" was an entertaining quick read which is what I really need on occasion.
So there you have it. My deep dark secret. Behind my oh so cool exterior I'm really just a nerdy little book worm.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Girls, girls and more girls

I had my "big" 19 week ultra sound yesterday and it's definitely another girl. (well at least as far as ultra sound technology is concerned). All went well and she' measuring perfectly. My ob is still concerned about my bleeding so she wants me to remain on pelvic rest. If you don't know what that means, it's NO SEX! Does this mean no sex until October? I don't really know. I feel like I'm back in high school giving my hubby hand jobs(truth be told, I was a bit of a prude in high school so I don't know if I ever actually gave too many hand jobs back then, it's all a big blur). Don't feel too bad for him, when I'm feeling generous he gets the occasional blow job too. Don't act shocked, we all do it.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I'm the kiss of death. If you're planning on getting married don't ask me to be in your wedding party because you WILL end up getting divorced. I've only been in four weddings and I just found out last night that marriage #4 is heading for divorce court. I'm supposed to be in my sister in laws wedding in September, maybe I should tell her to reconsider the whole thing. Maybe her asking me to be in the wedding is like a sign that she shouldn't marry him???
Well in reality sister in law is 39 and she has a lot of baggage and this is her first marriage so really, who are we kidding, she should take whatever she can get at this point. Buahahahaha!

Monday, May 15, 2006

I experienced a new "first" today

Well it was bound to happen sooner or later and frankly I'm surprised I've made it nearly four years into motherhood without it happening earlier.
I was at Target today with both girls and Zoey threw such a fit that I had to leave my cart full of items in the middle of the aisle and carry Zoey like a sack of potatoes out of the store. (with Lindsey dutifully tagging along behind) She was crying "daddy daddy" the whole time. I'm surprised someone didn't think I was kidnapping the poor child from her father.
I'm actually pretty impressed with myself. I didn't even loose my cool. I got some looks but what the hell do I care. I know when to cut my losses and this was definitely one of those times. I feel that maybe I have graduated to a new level in my motherhood status. Buahahaha.
In reality the people that gave me looks were probably thinking, "Jesus, that lady can't handle the two she has and she has another one on the way." Little do they know, I conceded long ago to the fact that I can't always control the two of them. Admitting that has made my life a lot easier at times, you know what I mean?

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Before the Gods got angry and started drowning us with rain we actually had a week of beautiful weather. Here are some pics to prove it. Now, on the other hand, it feels like the house may float away at any moment if this rain continues.

What happens when your three year old gets a hold of your mascara

Apparently mascara is for drawing on eyebrows. Hubby and I got a great laugh out of this because she looks freakishly similar to her great grandmother who does draw on her eyebrows with black liner everyday.

Modeling their new bathing suits

Happy Mothers Day Mom, you are so helpful

So my mom calls yesterday and asks if I want her to come over today (sat) to entertain the kids because my hubby is working. So I say sure, why not. So instead of going grocery shopping yesterday with the kids I put it off until today so I could go by myself and then maybe get home and take a nap. Aaaah, a nap. That's the first thing that entered my mind this morning when I woke up, I get to take a nap today, bliss.
So she comes over and I tell her I'm going shopping and she says, "can we come with you?" I said, "are you kidding?" She was serious. She didn't want to sit around the house with the kids and thought it would be fun to get out and then we could go to lunch after. Umm, okay. So off we all went in the pouring rain to the grocery store. While at the grocery store Lindsey is acting a little hyper and showing off because her Nana is there so while I am paying for the groceries Lindsey managed to knock an empty shopping cart over on top of her on the hard linoleum floor. She cried and cried and cried and got a bloody lip and a big scrape on her bum and her back. Needless to say we made a bit of a scene. She was fine in the end but really I would have enjoyed shopping by myself more. So a big old thanks to my mom for coming over and giving me a nice little break from the kids for the afternoon. (dripping with sarcasm)
I might add that this is the same woman who came over to my house after Lindsey was born to make me dinner.(Why she couldn't just make a freezable casserole in disposable tupperware like normal people do for someone with a new baby, is beyond me.) I told her to use paper plates so there would be no clean up. She thought that was tacky. So she used my wedding china instead, the kind that isn't supposed to go in the dishwasher. She didn't clean up. She left my sink filled with dirty dishes that I then had to hand wash. She's so thoughtful.
PS. needless to say I didn't get to take my nap either.

Friday, May 12, 2006

I've officially been feeling the baby move on a daily basis now for over a week. It's so cool. Even if this were my tenth baby it would still amaze me. Though it still hasn't fully registered in my jumbled little brain that I'm actually going to have another baby to take care of in less than five months. Yikes.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Yesterday Lindsey and I made cupcakes. I had two of them for breakfast today. I can almost hear my skin stretching as I get fatter.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Oranges. That is what I crave all the time. Well, not all the time, but it's the only craving I've had so far. With my past two pregnancies the only things I craved were ice cream, ice cream sundaes and ice cream. I don't really feel that this time, yet. Don't get me wrong, I still LOVE ice cream, just not anymore than usual. I can't get enough of these damn oranges though. Even as I type this I'm licking the sticky juice off of my hands. I'm averaging two or three of them a day. I suppose it's better than eating two or three sundaes a day which I'm not afraid to admit I may have done in the past.
All right, I doubt I ever ate two or three sundaes in a day but I've definitely eaten a pint of ice cream in one sitting, but who hasn't?????

Pics of my girls from the past two days, just because they are so damn cute

They were at it again. Making mud pies.

I did something very out of character for me yesterday. I dressed them in matching outfits. GASP!

Zoey found the only puddle within a 20 mile radius and jumped in it to her hearts content.

I was trying to get a shot of her cute outfit but it's very hard to get her to stand still.
"I know, I know, I have the most beautiful blue eyes."

L. riding her bike. A little blurry because she refused to stop peddling.

Kids can just drive me crazy

I just ran upstairs to quickly get dressed. I put on Blues Clues to entertain the kids for a few minutes. My 3.5 year old decides it would be a good idea to do a Tarzan swing from the kitchen curtains and in the process she pulled the whole thing, curtain rod and screws, right out of the wall. Grrrrrrr......These are the things I just have to shake my head at and give her my look of displeasure, it's not even worth wasting my breath.It was a bad judgement call on her part, well I don't even know that three year olds have judgment but my point is I think she learned her lesson without me telling her.
So until DH gets home tomorrow to fix it, the whole neighborhood can gawk at us through our kitchen window. Maybe I'll wash the kitchen floor in the nude to give them all a thrill?

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I'm so excited that my friend Jen is having her baby boy right now. Maybe she's already had him? Oh boy oh boy!!!! I can't wait to hear!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Am I the only lazy ass?

Does anyone else ever do this? I manage to wash the clothes, fold them and put them into the basket but the clothes never get put away. Instead each day I rifle through the basket and pull out clean clothes to wear until the basket is nearly empty again and THEN I put the remaining clothes away.
Or even better, instead of taking the clothes out of the dryer and folding, putting away I just rifle through the dryer each morning and pull out some clean clothes to wear and eventually I'll take the rest of the clothes out and fold them but then they'll probably just sit in the laundry basket for a few more days......