I Hate Stupid Fish!

Stupid Fish So my mother took the girls to the fair, at which time my youngest daughter won a goldfish by throwing a ping pong ball into a little fish bowl.  She named it PingPong.  LOL  She’s been SO proud of this fish, and she’s done such a good job of taking care of it.  She turns it’s tank light on everyday and feeds it without being told. Well, I inadvertently nearly killed it when she brought it home.  I … Read more

Family Turmoil

Family Turmoil While I was gone we had a fair amount of family turmoil going on.  I wrote a big long post, airing all of the dirty laundry.  Then, I deleted it. Why?  Because it’s over, and rehashing it doesn’t help anyone at this point.  Things have changed around here for sure.  My stepson graduated high school, went to live with his mom, and decided to get a job in a factory rather than go to college.  We’re disappointed in … Read more

Schedules

Fact: I am not good at scheduling myself. It’s like a madhouse around here.  One week into school and we never know who is coming or going or where anyone is at.  It’s making me crazy–like on the verge of schizo. I really need to go buy a planner.  Write all my things down in it so I can just cross them off as I go.  A calendar so the kids can write all their crap down too. I think … Read more

School is in Session!

Ahhhhh!  I am so happy! The house is silent and I can THINK.  I can even pee without someone knocking on the door.  It’s A-maz-ing! Adios, young people! Some small part of me feels like a bad mom, but the larger, more substantial part of me feels justified in being elated.  I mean, seriously, did you know that you can walk from the bathroom to your bedroom naked?  I forgot that long ago….but I remember now.  Did you know you can … Read more

One Week Til School Starts

It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN!!!! Duh…duh…duh! Oh, sorry.  I got a little carried away. *blush* As we are every year, I feel woefully unprepared.  Not for them to go, I’m more than ready for them to go.  I mean that we are always doing the last minute “I forgot this” and “I forgot that” every single year.  My older two are never fully forthcoming with what they need, and at the last minute they seem to remember it all.  (And sometimes … Read more