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Thursday, March 28, 2002

Tired tired tired. Took Sarah and Selena to Sawgrass Mills Mall and walked walked walked all over the place. Got everything we set out to buy... plus she talked me into taking her to dinner at the (expensive) Rainforest Cafe. The dinner was $30.60, plus I tipped the guy $7, and we had drinks waiting for our table, so that was another $8. Jeez. We had a good time, but I sure wish I had some income to keep up with that outflow! Bob gave me $100 for shopping, but I know he didn't intend for us to have an expensive meal. Sigh.

Found the missing sleeping bag. Timmy went right to it, saying he "guessed" where it was... hidden under other things in the corner of the boys room closet. Yeah, right. Just like he didn't try to light a cigarette, which is why he's grounded. Although I grounded him longer for lying about it. He's had a big problem lately with telling the truth. He's also been rather destructive lately. Don't know what the hell his problem is, but I hope he gets over it quickly!

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Another day... well, yesterday I made some Italian eggplant... that went over like a lead balloon. No one liked it. Frank ate some just to be polite. I guess I can scratch that recipe! I still have two eggplant in the fridge, so I guess I'll try frying them... no tomato sauce. I also have the leftover steak from lunch the other day to make pepper steak, but I still need more meat to go with the three peppers Bob bought. I've been eating leftovers like crazy so as not to waste food, but I'm going to get fatter than hell if I keep that up!

I swept the floor yesterday, but I never got all my laundry done. It seems like it's always one step forward and two steps back.

Something wierd: My sleeping bag, which Joey always sleeps in, has disappeared. He slept in it Monday night, and awoke in it yesterday, but it's nowhere to be found. Creepy. Nothing else appears to be missing. We can not figure out where it could have gone. Why would someone sneak into our house and steal a sleeping bag and nothing else?

Monday, March 25, 2002

I've had a headache all day. Ugh.

Took all the boys and myself to the dentist today... I had to take Sarah's appointment and cancel my original appointment which was for tomorrow, cuz Sarah came down with the cold the boys all had. I couldn't get her a rescheduled appointment 'til May 22. And I have to wait for a referral to get my wisdom tooth out. Maybe after I get it out I'll quit having these daily headaches?

Sunday, March 24, 2002

I'm trying to do so many things at once... downloading songs, chatting with friends, eating a salad... and I've got two loads of laundry waiting to be folded, another in the dryer, and another in the washer!
We didn't go to church today... and so far it's shaping up to be a rough day.

Saturday, March 23, 2002

Selena's had a high fever today. I don't know if it's from her vaccine shots or because she's coming down with whatever Timmy and Joey have had, but I think we may be skipping church tomorrow. I don't know if Bob will go if I don't, but I tried to call and cancel the van and the guy's phone is temporarily disconnected as he is in the process of moving. Sigh. Oh well. I tried!

I'm not feeling too well myself. On the bright side, Bob got us a new washing machine yesterday.

Friday, March 22, 2002

I have to take the baby for her 6 month checkup today. I hate it when she gets her vaccine shots...

Thursday, March 21, 2002

I went to bed early last night... in Sarah's room. Woke up at midnight cuz Selena was crying. Changed her diaper and nursed her & put her back to bed...

I got up late this morning. So much for being well rested. Sigh.

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Tuesday, March 19, 2002

I had a loooong day today!!! I got up and showered, fed the baby, and left the house at 10:30. I didn't get home 'til 5 so my poor baby wasn't too happy! I had an appointment with my shrink at 11... she says she talked to the DCF worker and doesn't think she'll need to be seeing me for much longer, maybe 3 more visits or so. (I guess she wants me to make another car payment for her before I go, LOL) anyway... then I went to the cell phone place to talk to the guy, and when I came out Giles was on the sidewalk on his cell phone (he has a photography studio he's opening up two doors down) and was trying to get someone to help him pick up some frames he bought... he had too many to fit in his car. So I volunteered, and he bought me lunch afterwards. Then I went to Fort Lauderdale and got my check from Captain Telegram, which was $20 less than I had thought. Turns out the gig paid $30 plus a $20 tip and $5 for gas, I had thought the base pay was $50. Oh well, I still wouldn't have turned down the opportunity to make some money. Doing that singing telegram was fun. After that I dropped off my cell phone to be fixed, picked up Ashley from school (the little girl I'm getting paid $20/week or $5/day to pick up after her swim practice) and went to cash the check I got. I made the mistake of offering to get Ashley a soda and asking her if she'd like anything else while I was at it... ended up spending $10 at Subway as a result! Oh well. Her parents take my kids out to eat all the time, so I can't really complain! Finally, before coming home I went to pick up my cell phone and found out there was no charge for the repair! Hallelujah! I was happy about that! And I talked to my husband when I got home about paying off my cell phone bill as well as getting the things I need for the multitracker from Guitar Center... I think he's going to, but we also need to get the car's brakes done as well as buy a new washing machine. Nevertheless, he got $2500 so I don't think asking for 10% of that is too much...

Monday, March 18, 2002

It's been a long tough day. I made french toast for the kids this morning, and Bob grilled steaks for lunch. He's off for the next two nights, so my routine will be disrupted, but there's not much I can do about that. I guess I'll get further behind again. Damn! I was just getting caught up!

Sunday, March 17, 2002

Went to church today for the fourth week in a row... still tough to manage. Kids went to a birthday celebration in the neighborhood today, I got invited along cuz they just LOVE the baby. Free pizza and cake... I can dig it.
Another Pleasant Valley SUNDAY... LOL

Saturday, March 16, 2002

Friday, March 15, 2002

I was just about to type today's entry when Joey brought the baby out, saying she was hungry, so I guess I'd better keep it short and sweet. I can still type when I'm holding her, but I have to do so with one hand, therefore looking at the keys instead of the screen, and it is MUCH slower. Well, better go nurse her now. I had nothing significant to report anyway. : P

Thursday, March 14, 2002

Well, I got the boil to pop, so it's not as painful as it was, just ugly. Other than that, there's not much going on. I got up kinda late today (7am) so I didn't read as much of my backlogged email as I would have liked to...

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Well, I went and did the singing telegram yesterday, and the recipient was delighted. Not only that, but since he was a bartender at a fancy yacht and country club... there was a full house for lunch and they applauded nicely when I was finished with each song. He even walked me outside when I was done. He offered to carry some of my equipment, but I told him no, that it was my job. I sang the new song I just learned without butchering it too badly... and also two of my original love songs whose lyrics can be found on my lyrics page: "Fantasy Romance" and "My Soulmate and Friend". The lyrics page link is at and there are other links there as well.

I don't get paid 'til next Tuesday... and now that I've broken the ice by doig this, I'm hoping they'll have more work for me in the future. The hardest part was getting to the gig... I was about five or ten minutes late due to the thick Miami traffic.

On a more sober note, I've had a painful growth that's giving me trouble and I may have to see the doctor about soon. : (

Tuesday, March 12, 2002

I have a JOB today... doing a singing telegram! $70 for 3 songs plus gas mileage...
It's for a guy's birthday... his girlfriend can't be there... So I gotta dress like a cowgirl... and she wanted me to sing a song I don't know, so I'm trying to learn it well enough to at least sing one verse of it... (Dixie Chicks, Cowboy Take Me Away) For the other two songs I'm going to do my own originals... if I can do it this once and break the ice so I'm not chicken, Captain Telegram will have steady work for me. Seems they're short on people lately. I gotta go up there to Ft. Lauderdale this morning and get the costume, then the gig is at 12:30 I'll let y'all know how it went when I get online again afterwards. Wish me luck!

Monday, March 11, 2002

Well, I didn't make it here on Saturday or Sunday, but I wanted to get back on track, so here I am.

We went to church yesterday... still an ordeal. I don't know if we'll ever "get into the groove" with it, but I'm trying!

I've got an ingrown hair that is driving me crazy. I hope I don't have to go to the doctor and have it lanced. Right now I'm feeling like maybe I shoulda gone back to sleep this morning... I'm tired all the time. Sigh.

Thursday, March 07, 2002

Still doing the one step forward, two steps back thing... sigh

Well, I don't really have much to say or a whole lot of presence of mind to think about what I would like to talk about right now, but I wanted to drop in and make an entry before I give up and go on to bed tonight. I haven't been doing too good about getting up early lately!

Wednesday, March 06, 2002

I just couldn't wake up this morning... so Selena and I slept in 'til almost 10am. Bob washed all the dishes and cooked breakfast... after going for a run with the two younger boys. Sarah was going to go, but she claims her "butt hurts" cuz the youngest boy, Timmy, knocked her down on rollerblades yesterday. Oh well, at least they got some exercise... I've been laying off cuz the weather's been cruddy and I've been more tired than usual... I think it's just because my period's returned. Oh joy.

I guess I'd better get some better vitamins. The cheap Publix vitamins I've been taking don't appear to be doing me any good at all... and Bob offered to get me some from GNC.

The washing machine is acting up again... I don't know if we're going to have it repaired or just buy a new one with the tax refund money. I just know that the 30 loads a week we do is highly inconvenient to take to the laundrymat. Not to mention I'm paranoid of losing things at the laundrymat, ever since, years ago, I left some robes in the dryer and someone stole them by the time I got back when I realized I didn't have them!

Sarah said she was going to fix lunch... she cleaned the table (allegedly to do so) then got out the Monopoly game. Oh... now she says she's putting it away 'til after lunch. Okay. Well, the baby's fussing, so I guess I'd better end this for now and pick her up.

Tuesday, March 05, 2002

Well, the baby's fussing, so I guess I'm going to have to get off the computer and tend to her. It seems like no matter what time of day I try to go on, it's inconvenient. Sigh.
I'm up early again today, and I have to go see the shrink at noon. Hopefully all this shit will be over with this month, and the "powers that be" will close the case and leave me alone!!!

I've been reading some fascinating stuff, which may or may not be of any significance, but if it is... well, it's massive. However, in the past there was the "Y2K" craze, and there were those that said when all the planets aligned on the same side of the sun catastrophes would occur... nevertheless, it bears study and consideration. It concerns "Planet X" and its apparent strange orbit which will bring it between Earth and the Sun in the spring of 2003. Here are the urls: If anyone reads this/these and has any comments, feel free to email me!

Monday, March 04, 2002

Now I'm up early, and after staying up so late last night, I wanna go back to bed. I doubt I can though... the baby will be up and wanting her breakfast shortly...

Sunday, March 03, 2002

It's late and I'm tired, but at least I can say I got here, LOL... not that I'm still coherent enough to really say anything, but oh well, can't be a genius ALL the time!

Saturday, March 02, 2002

I talked to him last night, and instead of going out on our weekly "date" he got online and wrote Penny a "Dear John" letter... I went to bed. Yesterday I got my period for the first time since having the baby. (When you breastfeed it can take up to a year to come back)

Friday, March 01, 2002

I'm a bad girl. Snooping in my husband's email... but it looks like he's been behaving ever since he said he would.