Thursday, December 28, 2006

Batteries In The Trash

Last week during a mad rush to get my house clean for Christmas, I managed to drop our cordless phone in a bucket of mop water. For Christmas, one of the presents my husband bought for me was a new cordless phone with two handsets. He knew I hated being stuck only having the corded phone to was a very nice gift.

Well yesterday I finally got around to getting it all plugged in to charge. After setting it up I moved on to gathering up all of the Christmas trash since today is our trash day. I added the phone box to that huge pile.

This morning, I went to get the cordless phone off the charger to see how it worked, and to my surprise, nothing happened when I pushed the buttons. I was totally confused until I realized I hadn't put the batteries into either of the handsets. The trash was gone, along with the batteries.

Although, I'm not even 5 weeks along yet in this pregnancy, my hormones are running at full force and I started freaking out about telling Will what I had done. I got all shaky and sick to my stomach. I just wanted to get it out of the way as quickly as possible. So I called him and coudln't get ahold of him. That made things worse, I had time to dwell on how mad I imagined he'd be.

He finally called me back after getting my message and when I told him what had happened I burst into tears. Full out sobbing is what I was doing. It was embarrassing, but I couldn't stop. I just kept telling him how mad he should be at me and how awful and worthless I was. (yeah, I know, it was only batteries...but that's not how I felt at the time!)

He of course said he'd just go buy some new ones and told me to calm down. I know he had to have been kicking himself for agreeing to get me pregnant and putting himself through this a 3rd time...but it's too late now!!

Emotional, evil, psychotic Jen has returned. Waaaaaahhhhhhhaha!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Merry Christmas...a couple days late!

I got tagged by Babaloooo to blog my top 5 favorite Christmas songs. Here they are:

1. Oh Holy Night (Josh Grobin's version)

2. Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire

3. Last Christmas

4. Do You See What I See (Rosie O'Donnel and Elmo's version...silly, I know!)

5. Jingle Bells (my kids' version!!)

Since we're past Christmas I wont tag anyone else, so everyone take a deep're free from the meme. I personally LOVE doing meme's but I know a lot of you dont.

Our Christmas was wonderful, if not too wonderful! The kids were spoiled beyond belief, as was Will and I! But I'm definitely not complaining!

Christmas is still not over in our house though. We still get to do this all over again for Will's kids. He has 3 from his first marriage.. two teenaged boys, 19 and 17 and one daughter, 5.

For 5, this is just the icing on the cake, but for the boys this will really be their Christmas. Apparentely for 17, all his mom got his was 3 $20 gift cards, and for 19, all he got was 1, $30 gift card. It really broke my heart listening to Will talk to them on Christmas Day and hearing about their utter disappointment. And no, thier lack of ANY gifts was not a money matter, it was all due to a selfish mother and step-father. I am just so thankful that we were able to buy them so many things that they wanted, and will love!!

I just dont understand how you could be a mother and yet, still turn your back on your children just because they've gotten older! Talk about a smack in the face!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Christmas Blubber

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat....

Oh wait, that's just me!! I've already gained 4 lbs. since the beginning of December. Not such a great thing when you find out that you're pregnant and wont be able to diet it all off as soon as Auld Lang Syne is done playing on Jan. 1st!

Every year I think I'm doing so good. Only having a cookie here or a piece of pie there. What is it about Christmas that we feel the need to bake every cookie we've ever aquired a recipe for and on top of that buy out half of the candy section of our local grocery store!?

At our house, we have everything from peppermint nougats to candy canes, 3 kinds at that! To bread pudding to cut out reindeer! I should seriously consider putting a sign out in my front yard advertising my own goodie shop.

Since I'll be unable to lose any of the pounds that are so generously piling up on my ass, at least maybe I could make back a few of the hundreds of bucks we've shelled out on gifts!

Now wouldn't THAT be a Merry Christmas!?

Thursday, December 21, 2006


It sure has been awhile. I can not understand how so many of you can keep up with your blogging during this time of year! Of course, I'm stuck with dial-up so its a long process if I want to just jump on and leave a quick blog post.

We've had family in from out of state and that spawned dinner parties, too many to count. Of course shopping has been one of the major time suckers recently. W and I are going to be hitting the mall again tonight. Well, not really the mall, but we need to go to Target and Meijer. It doesn't sound that bad, but we have almost an hour drive to get to the closest ones. So, once again our kids will be having an overnight at my mom's. The bad part is, my mom has to work tomorrow, so I have to get up at 6 to be at her house by 6:30 to pick up the little munchkins!

Once again, that doesn't sound that bad, but I just found out yesterday that I'm pregnant and I've already got the fatigue and the idea of getting up that early is not exactly sounding great! In fact it was because of the nausea that I even took the test yesterday. I was planning on waiting until the day after Xmas because then I would be officially "late", but I felt so sick yesterday that I had to know whether it was pregnancy or the flu. I was thrilled that it was pregnancy! I'm so excited...and nervous too. Even though we planned this, the fact that it's actually real now, is scary. I didn't think I'd have that feeling, but I do. At least I know that in the end, it all works out perfectly!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

How Snot To Start Off Your Day

One of the worst parts about the weather changing is kids get sick. It seems that they are the most vulnerable to the colds that come about when the weather goes from only needing a long sleeved shirt to needing the whole winter bunting. Both of my kids are sick. As sick can be. Coughs, snotty noses and heavy breathing has taken over the sounds of giggles and squeals in my house. Fever is running wild, and I know it's only a matter of time before my slight congestion turns into the disgusting gunk that is so freely escaping from my children!

After a couple of days of trying OTC cold medicine I broke down and called the doctor today. The thought of spending $50 (a $25 copay X 2) just on the visit has my Christmas budget wincing in pain, but of course, the health of my children is worth it, right? After being told that this is moving week for my doctor's office and the receptionist was not sure she'd be able to get them in at all, I got a little defensive. I know that having a new pediatrician office will be nice, but it would be even nicer if they could take care of my kids NOW! Not next week when they are all settled. (Thank goodness we had Christmas pictures taken last month, or my family and friends would have a picture filled with watery eyes, and wet noses!)

After waiting on hold for what felt like an hour, the receptionist told me that the doctor could see them tomorrow. Unfortunatly, it's the one day a week that he practices in a neighboring town, so I'll have over a 30 minute drive there. She then proceeds to tell me that although my appointment is at 2pm, I'll probably have a long wait since they are fitting me in. If they're fitting me in, and they KNOW I'll have a wait, why not make the appointment for later in the afternoon? It makes no sense to me, but who am I?

I'm only the mother who's going to be stuck sitting there with whining kids and will receive the looks from the other mother's who are just there for well-baby checkups and ear infections. Those mothers will give me that "thank you very much for exposing my healthy child to your sick one" look. It's not something I'm looking forward to. But if it will save me just one or two nights from being awoken by the hacking over the baby monitor, I'll take it!

Monday, December 04, 2006

This Isn't Your Everyday ABC's!

Here's some things I learned this weekend during the annual crazyness also known as my husband's work Christmas Party.

A. After waxing your eyebrows, never use rubbing alcohol to get the excess wax off.

Oh that's right, I'm officially stupid. Not thinking, I used rubbing alcohol and holy hell did it burn!! I now have a very large bright red burn scab where my eyebrow hairs where...what was I thinking!?

B. Don't accuse a bartender of hitting on you without taking a good look at him first.

I slid next to my husband at the bar to order a drink the bartender came up and said "Heeyyy, how ya doing?" I had had a few by then so I decided to tell him that it is not polite to hit on a girl who: 1. Is wearing a wedding ring, and
2. Is standing next to her husband.

Turned out...he was someone that I had gone to school with since Kindergarten and he was actually just asking me how I was doing. Ugh, the humiliation!

C. Picking up girls in a bar is much harder than it looks!

Okay, so I wasn't picking up girls, but I was trying to help my stepson pick one up! Seriously, I was shot down about 20 times! Either it's a tough game, or having a guy's stepmother who looks like she's really his girlfriend is not an attractive quality to a girl!

**He did manage to get a phone number...but that was without help from me!**

D. Trusting your husband, who kicked off the night with a Corona and a double shot of Jeigermeister, with the car keys is a BAD idea!

The man lost our keys. LOST them! Luckily, my stepson had driven too and was planning on being our DD so we were able to ride home in his car. But, that was not a solution. We still had to find the keys. We dont have a spare set. W called the police station yesterday morning and our keys had been turned in. But they locked them in the Evidence Room to keep them safe, but can't get them until after 8am today. (Something to do with only detectives have the keys to that room, and none of them work on weekends.)

Apparently, in our town, crime is not a 24/7 job!

E. Dont let your keys get locked in the Evidence Room of the police station when you have to be at the airport at 6am the next day.

This is a lesson my husband learned. Since we can't get our keys until 8am this morning. I had to borrow my mom's car overnight to drive W to the airport at 4:30am this morning. And had to get back to my mom's house by 6:45am so she wouldn't be late for work. Plus, my mom was stuck with my kids overnight for the second night in a row, because she didn't want me having to wake them up that early just to ride over 2 hours in the car.

Oh what a mess!

So, another year, another Christmas party. It's a good thing there is a year to recooperate between these things! At least I looked hot...minus the eyebrow!

Friday, December 01, 2006

November's Perfect Post Awards

I have awarded Jeannine, from My Ovaries Made Me Do It, my pick for November's Perfect Post Awards for her blog entry, It's Not So Secret.

If you are a breastfeeding mother, were a breastfeeing mother, or against breastfeeding mothers...go read her post!

To get the complete list of the Perfect Post Awards for November go visit MommaK or Lindsey!

After reading Jeannine's post..if you feel strongly about her post. Go visit Mom's Rising and sign thier petition!