Monday, September 29, 2008
To quote Trey...
"Christi, did you ever think you'd be a Republican?"

"Nope, but this sure as hell cracks me up!"

On television today a Democratic operative pointed out that when Obama holds a rally 25-30,000 people show up, whereas when McCain holds one he only draws 10-15,000. The Republican spokesman replied, 'That's because McCain's supporters are at work.'
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I try, I really do...
Lately, my blog posting has hit its worst point. I have slowed down since having three kids, but now, I might as well not even try...

But I do, I really do. Sadly, I just have to prioritize, and time does not usually allow for blogging! I have a serious mental problem about filth in my house, and it's all I can do to just try to keep on top of it (unsuccessfully, of course!), so I spend a LOT of time on that. Perhaps one day I will get back to blogging again on some sort of regular basis. Till then, though, I'm sure the two of you that actually still bother to check will manage to go on with your lives and move on w/o much of a life change!

Soooooo, today Taryn and I had "Best Girl Friend Girl Time" together. We went and got our hair cut, and we went shopping for a tiny bit (I got her a little Polly Pocket doll, and after that she could have cared less what we did!). Then we came home and played Barbies together while the boys were at karate class. She really enjoyed it, and I'm really glad I got to spend some one-on-one time with her, even if we were mostly just getting our hair cut! Speaking of the haircuts, we went pretty drastic. I don't know if I mentioned before that TJ cut our hair a while back, but he did, and he botched Taryn's up something fierce. I'd been trying to let it grow out, but it was just driving me up the wall. Her hair, no matter how many times I brushed it or put it up, just looked like a big rat's nest b/c a large patch of it was missing. She now has a pixie cut, and it is SUPER cute!

Trey, of course, hates it, but that's just too bad. This is not the ideal haircut I would wish for her. However, b/t her putting candy in her hair, and TJ chopping it, as long as she keeps this up, she'll be stuck with the best haircuts we can get to repair her messes! My kudos go out to the awesome hairstylist, LeeLee, who fixed it for her. She ROCKS!

Someone else who rocks is my hairstylist from today. Sadly, I can't keep her name in my brain, but she was very cool. I wanted something that is less heavy in the back, since I sweat profusely from my head, and ponytails are starting to get very heavy. I asked for a wedge, I think it's called, b/c I saw a woman with one yesterday that I thought I MUST have. She delivered, and I like it. She put a lot of products in it, so I'm not exactly sure how it will look once it's left to my devices. I didn't take this pic till after I'd been cleaning the garage for a few hours, then cooked dinner, so I'm pretty sure this is how it will always look.

Please forgive the awful pictures. I took them myself, and I'm not the best at self-portraits!

Something else I find completely adorable, and that has nothing to do with the previous subject, is that Cole has a tendency lately to fall asleep on the couch whenever he's tired and TJ plays Guitar Hero. He'll sit with the controllers or the other guitar we have on his lap, and watch TJ play until he completely passes out. He's particularly susceptible to "Fire and Flames", or something like that, which doesn't make me want to do anything but pull my hair out! It's funny b/c TJ turns the music up VERY LOUD, but he's totally oblivious to it. When he's not tired, he dances like crazy to it. I'm ready to move on from Guitar Hero, but both TJ and Trey are addicted to it, and when they're not playing it, they're playing the music as just background music in the house. Yeah, it gets VERY old after a while!

If you happen to notice the tape on his waste in the second pic, in case I haven't told you this before, we have to tape his diapers on now (under clothes or not), b/c otherwise he'll take them off and pee all over the place! Nice, eh?

Cole also loves the cat. They are BEST friends. He'll sometimes let her in and put food on the floor for her to eat while he hangs out and talks to her and pets her.

I know the third one is awful, but I wanted you to see how he lays with her.

Btw, I really do dress him. He just takes his clothes off whenever possible, in the attempt to get to his diaper faster to take it off! He's beyond obsessed with his, ummmm, "man parts". Great!

While I'm on it, TJ is doing great in school. He's learned about the seven continents, and is now learning about each in detail. We're flying through his math lessons, b/c he already knows all of the stuff in them. We finally just yesterday got the last of his school supplies, so we are cookin' now! I was getting a little discouraged about the online classes he has to take, b/c they are LONG and BORING, but I think if we can just work through those, we'll be well on our way to SUCCESS!

Anyway, I guess that's it for now. Oh, I guess I'll update on Trey, too. He cleaned out the garage today, and it looks FABULOUS! I tell ya, I'm a busy woman, but man am I lucky to have the great family I've got! I hope you have a great day, and I'll see you soon...or later!
posted by Christi at 10:17 PM | Permalink | 4 comments
Monday, September 15, 2008
Oh so guilty!
I have a confession to make. I need to get it off of my chest.

I like cheesy teen movies.

Yes, that's right, you read that right. I just finished watching three Bring it On movies in a row. Mind you, I saw the first one a long time ago, and loved it, which is why I wanted to see these. Every one of them was more lame than the last, and yet, I could not stop watching. A few weeks ago, I got stuck watching Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, and also delighted in Mean Girls, both with Lindsay Lohan. I also love all of the funky dance movies, like You Got Served, and Step Up and Save the Last Dance. You know what, I'd be willing to bet that if I were to sit down and watch it, I would probably like New York Minute, or whatever that train wreck of a movie the Olsen twins made a while back was called. I don't know what's wrong with me, but I can not be torn from these lame movies. They are my guilty pleasure. My guilty, guilty, sad, pleasure. Somebody shoot me!

So, do any of you have a guilty pleasure? I'm sure I have others, but I think I've done enough admitting here. Come on, spill the beans. What do you do that you'd rather not have the whole world know?
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I LOVE this!
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Wednesday, September 03, 2008
I know they're my issues, but...
I'm pissed, and I can't stop.

So, Monday, what should have been didn't really happen. It all started innocently enough. TJ has asked me over and over and over again if he can have his karate teacher, Mr. Billy, over to play Guitar Hero with him. Finally, to appease TJ, I told Mr. Billy of the request, and he sounded genuinely interested and said he'd really like to come. When I told him, I assumed he would give me the whole, "Oh, yeah, that sounds nice, we should do that sometime," thing, and all would be forgotten. Since he didn't, I took that as a cue to run with it.

I planned a "game night" for this past Monday, which I later found out was Labor Day, a day that most people didn't work. Kewl. I invited everyone I ran into, in the hopes that if even some of them came, it would be a pretty good gathering and lots of fun and socialization. Everyone who was invited, with the exception of a couple, enthusiastically stated they would be there with bells on, and were looking forward to it. Even Trey had a couple of people from work that wanted to come. It was looking like it was going to be bigger than I had planned!

Now, first I want to say that I have a tendency to get a little too much into things. I put all of the emotions I have into everything I look forward to, and thus, set myself up for disappointment, time after time after time. I should have kept this in mind this time.

Monday came. Trey and I spent the day getting ready by cleaning the house and running to the store to pick up gathering essentials. We told everyone to either bring booze or a side dish, and we would supply the meat and chips and stuff, and some booze. I planned it to start early-ish, around five, b/c I knew people had to work the next day, and I wanted to have plenty of time to have fun and stuff.

First, I heard from a friend I haven't seen in a while. He was in town at a wedding I was at Sat., and supposedly was looking forward to coming and hanging out with old friends. Apparently, his grandmother had heart problems, and was at Trident getting checked out. No go for him.

Then, I heard from Trey's boss, whom I was really looking forward to having come. I don't know why, other than the fact that I really like the guy. He's fun, and funny. His wife had a migraine. (yeah, I've never had one of those before when I didn't want to do something!) Two down.

I couldn't get ahold of Ashley, who had been telling me that she wanted us to have another "game night", and who had promised she'd be there. Conveniently, her phone was not where she was able/wanted to answer it. She was out.

Another friend, Ramona, called later, to let me know that her grandmother-in-law was also in the hospital with heart problems...Trident even! Hmmmmm, I wonder if she ran into James? Surely they put all old people with heart problems at the same place? What got me was that neither one of them could say for sure what was wrong with the grandmas...the dr's. couldn't figure either one of them out for sure. Strange, eh?

Oh, and then there's Mr. Billy. Well, when I called to make sure he knew where he was going, "Something came up." That was the best he could do. I should have expected as much. Did I tell TJ he wouldn't be coming? No. I was hoping he would forget as he played with his other friends.

Speaking of friends, there were others that didn't show, either, but you get the point. However, Julia and clan DID come, and I couldn't be happier b/c of it. I love them, and I know I can always depend on them to come when they can and bring the fun. And we did have fun, and fantastically delicious lasagna that she made. So I don't know why I'm so upset about it all. I just am. Still. Angry.

I think it makes me feel kinda crappy, like we're no fun to hang out with. I don't think that's true, b/c people have come over before, and they seemed to have fun. I don't know, I'm just really let down. I wouldn't mind making new friends and having a group to hang out with sometimes. Lord knows that now that we have kids, it's too hard to go out to have fun, so I'm more than willing to open up my house to have others over to be social and let the kids play. I also wouldn't mind having friends that don't have kids, you know, for a change of conversation. I dunno, though, after this, I just feel shot down, and I have no desire whatsoever to try anymore.

You know, I really enjoy hanging out with Julia and her family, and the kids LOVE her kids, so maybe I'll just stick with that. Sure, I'll open the invitation to everyone else if we do stuff, but I'm never expecting anyone again.

(I say that now, but I also know that next time, I'm going to act the same way when someone doesn't show that said they would!)

So is this something that would bother you? Have you had this happen before? How did you feel? What did you do to get over feeling angry?
posted by Christi at 3:56 PM | Permalink | 5 comments