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Tuesday, April 30, 2002

He just went back to bed. I'm going to log off at around 7 to prepare homeschool work for them.
Joey just got up and is eating cereal at the table. He got very frustrated trying to do the homework those shlubs gave him yesterday... it was really foolish of me to try and put him in school so close to the end of the year.
Here is a list I made:
Reasons to NOT have the kids in school: 1. Lice 2. Illness 3. bad habits learned from other kids 4. We have to work just as hard with them on their homework as we do homeschooling them 5. Timmy's not ready, and Joey's easily frustrated 6. The boys' glasses (easily lost, stolen, or broken, and expensive to replace) 7. school clothes to buy 8. school supplies need to constantly be replenished because they lose them 9. it feels wrong 10. the attitude of the teachers and staff 11. they learn the values of their peers, teachers, the school system, and the government rather than ours - values that may be diametrically opposed to our own.
Reasons to have the kids in school: 1. make friends 2. we don't have to teach them (which isn't really true (see #4 above) 3. OTHER PEOPLE think we should
So, that's my rationale. I had more than three times as many cons as pros.
Well... putting the boys in school was a disaster. The school was not prepared to place them appropriately, and I am going to call today to tell them I've reconsidered and will not be bringing them back.

Monday, April 29, 2002

So far so good... I managed to get up when I intended to, although Selena didn't go back to sleep after nursing as easily as usual...

Got the boys up and dressed, and soon I'll log off to dress, prepare lunch for the picky one, and get them off to school to be tested and put in class. I'll be glad when it's all over!

Sunday, April 28, 2002

Today has been really rough, and tomorrow promises to be even rougher. Oh me oh my...

Saturday, April 27, 2002

Frankie is sharing some papaya baby food with Selena right now. He likes the guava stuff.
I had the baby asleep on my shoulder just now, but when I tried to get up and take her to her crib she woke up.
Timmy's heating his frozen bagel for 55 seconds in the microwave... he likes 'em rubbery.
My ten-year-old is outside screaming, just for fun... I had to tell Frankie to make him come in. Now he's having a fit because he has to come in.
We have the water to the solar panel shut down, now, so it's not leaking all over the place any more.
The solar hot water heater has some major problems... dunno when we'll ever get it fixed.
wow... I'm really slipping, here! been a few days since I dropped in...

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

We have been trying and trying to get someone to come and repair our solar panel (to our hot water heater) it's leaking a LOT of water, and I'm afraid the city is going to come and cite us for all the wasted water. We've been using buckets to catch as much as we can for the garden and mango tree... but there's still a hideous amount of waste going on. : (

Monday, April 22, 2002

I just got here, but I've got to leave... oh look... I didn't make it here yesterday at all! My oh me. Well... Timmy is waiting for me because he wants me to watch a movie with him. So... TA!

Saturday, April 20, 2002

Uh oh... here comes Timmy. I hope Joey will keep her occupied now...
I just caught a break... put the baby and her bouncer out back under the tree for a while to play with Timmy, who can't go anywhere due to being grounded. Just gotta make sure that he doesn't pick up any rocks, and that the sun doesn't creep up and burn her!
It is hard to go online at any time other than early morning, before anyone is up. Right now I have far too many distractions!
My youngest son, Timmy is grounded again... this time for throwing rocks, one of which hit a neighbor child in the head!
Saturdays stress me out... lol

Friday, April 19, 2002

Oh well, guess it's about time to wrap things up here and log off before the baby wakes up again.
Getting up early and going online is the only way I get caught up, and it seems like just when I am making headway, my husband is off work and my morning routine is disrupted... so it's always one step forward and two steps back. Of course, soon I'll be putting two of my kids in school, and getting them ready in the morning is going to eat into my online time, so I'm not sure how that'll all work out, either.
Oops! I didn't make it here yesterday! I'll be lucky to make it her tomorrow or Sunday, too... but I'll try. My husband just ended a week's vacation, went to work one night and got off early (work ran out) so he's off for another two nights. I guess I sound like a bitch saying so, but I hate it when he's off work.

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

He finally, and begrudgingly, left for the store. I bet he doesn't get everything on the list...
Bob's acting all pissy now. Jeez
The baby is fussy... trying to get her to settle down, but that's a difficult task lately since she's been teething.
I'm tired of being housebound already, but still too sore to think about going anywhere. : ( My husband is loading the dishwasher now. I don't know why he bothers... he always runs it on a light cycle so the dishes don't even get clean... then he wonders why, and complains that after spending all that money the dishwasher doesn't work. Well, it works fine for me, but I use a longer cycle! Plus I don't like the liquid detergent... the gritty stuff cleans better. C'est la vie. I'd rather keep my mouth shut and let him be stupid. At least he's wearing himself out... then he'll go to bed and sleep 'til after I've gone to bed tonight. Thank God he's going back to work tomorrow. I hate it when he's off work... it distrupts my routine. I want him to go to the damn store now, but he's resisting. Sigh. Oh well.

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Baby got up at 5, and I got her back to bed at 6... which is when I got up... in PAIN!!! I am out of Percocet... but if I don't feel better I'm going to the doctor, and mayebe they'll prescribe me something to last a few more days.

Monday, April 15, 2002

I guess I'm going to have to log off pretty soon so I can get some more housework, etc. done...
Trying to get things done... I guess I'm doing pretty good considering how bad I feel!
I'm still in pain from the injuries I received at the skating rink last night... and the Percocets are almost gone. : (

Sunday, April 14, 2002

Damn! I wish these Percocets didn't make me sooooooooooooo queasy!
I am really glad now that I got my tooth pulled a couple days ago and had been sparing with the Percocets... I really need them for the pain from the injuries I received tonight!!!
This morning we went to my sister-in-law's church, and I think we're going to keep going there. The other church was one I had attended years ago, but I didn't feel like I belonged there any more... and my husband seems happier with the one we went to today. The kids couldn't care less where we go, as long as we go. (They love it)
The whole family went to the skating rink this evening and had a great time. I fell down and got hurt, but at least I made it 2/3 of the way through the evening before it happened!

Saturday, April 13, 2002

It's quiet right now, cuz the baby's napping. But I can't count on that to last much longer...

Friday, April 12, 2002

Waiting 'til 8 to take another Percocet is killing me. I think I'm gonna go ahead and take it now.
My soap opera updates from smart reminders haven't come for two days now... and for the first three days this week my classic novels in five minutes a day didn't come. Wonder what's up with that? They come from two different sites!
The Percocets make me so sleepy. I think I WILL go to bed early tonight.
I'm not feeling so very well... got another hour before it's time to take another painkiller... and I think I'll take another antibiotic then as well. Maybe I'll go to bed early tonight.
All the kids are outside right now and it's so peaceful in here... even though the tv is on, the birds are chirping, and the washing machine is running...
I got a wisdom tooth out today. I was only expecting to have a consultation... so I really wasn't mentally prepared. I'm in pain now, but more where they stuck the needle in with the novacaine than where the tooth was actually pulled from, although that hurts as well. I'm on Percocet... so I can only IMAGINE how much it would be hurting if I weren't on painkillers.
Oh dear... I logged in here and then had to go do other things... never said anything!

Thursday, April 11, 2002

I promised to take Joey to the store for his present, since I asked him if he'd rather I bought him something and wrapped it up for him to open or take him shopping, and he chose shopping. Not sure if we'll go this morning or afternoon.
Today is Joey's 10th birthday. He is eager to open his presents, but I told him I want him to wait 'til his father comes home and all of his siblings are up.
When the baby got me up at 5:30 this morning, I discovered that Frank was online and had been on since 1 am, when Sarah got off. So I asked him to log off and let me go on, as well as take out the garbage and recycling... and to get to bed at a reasonable hour tonight because I need him to babysit tomorrow when his dad takes me to see the oral surgeon about my wisdom tooth removal.

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Well, hello and goodbye. Just stopping by to be as consistent as possible, but things are too hectic so I'm not going to say much of anything. Better luck tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 09, 2002

It's been a long hard day, as usual... but I wanted to mention that we got the movie "The Omega Code" from the library, and it was very good. I'd highly recommend it to anyone.

Monday, April 08, 2002

Time to put the chicken in the oven. Oops! I was supposed to do that an hour ago!!!
The kids just woke up the baby... 20 minutes shy of the one hour nap I was hoping for. : (
I've gotten my aol email down to under 150... but the clubs/groups I'm in at yahoo keep adding 50 a day. Sigh.
I can't be so lazy and stay on the computer all day today... I'll have to get up and actually do some housework. Bummer. Plus, I didn't take a walk yesterday, so I REALLY need to take one today...
I just read that before printing presses, it would take a monk as much as 20 years to transcribe a single handwritten copy of the Bible.
Hey! Lucky me... she's still sleeping.
My online friends and I have started a weight loss support group. We are logging what we eat and how much exercise we get. Hopefully the accountability will help us to be more responsible...
My settings were correct... and now the time stamps on my enties reverted to normal. Wonder what was up with that?
So far so good... oh my the time is set all screwy. I'd better go to settings and fix it! It's 10 am here, not 3 pm!
Okay. I put her down... now let's see if she'll STAY down!!!
I fed her at 8 am, not sure if she'd really be hungry, since that was 7 am two days ago... but she gobbled up every bite. Now she's nursing, and I hope will take a decent (one hour) nap!
I had a lousy night last night. The baby woke up at about 12:30 and wouln't go back to sleep deeply enough to return her to her crib 'til about 4:30! I think it's because my son Frank was up doing his laundry and making noise.

Sunday, April 07, 2002

Guess it's time to change her diaper again, too.
Nursing the baby again... surprise, surprise. She only took one side last time.
I guess I'd better log off soon and get some housework done, but I don't wanna! (waaahhh)
I just found a recipe that approximates Girl Scout Thin Mints. I wanna try it, cuz the Girl Scouts have been growing few and far between.
Sarah took the baby after I nursed her... have I died and gone to heaven? Everyone is so helpful... I gotta pinch myself.
I'm getting my email under control. Now if only I could do that with the rest of my life. I'll have to try harder.
Or should I say I ATTEMPT to go there every day... when it really won't come up, I just don't get there.
This site often acts up and won't display, too: but I go there every day anyway.
Blogger's acting up on me today. I wonder if anyone else is having the same difficulty? I had to leave and come back.
Frank's weedeating the lawn, and the other kids are helping to rake leaves and put them in the composting corner. I even got Frank to take the baby's swing out and put it under the tree so she could hang out with all the other kids, and she's happy...
Didn't go to church today. Neither did Frank or Selena (of course... she stays home with me!) Bob & the other kids only stayed for Sunday School, then came home... Bob has an earache.

Saturday, April 06, 2002

The kids found a hatchling pigeon yesterday. I'm trying to take care of it, but don't know if it's going to survive.
Now I have the baby on my lap. Can't get much done this way!
I'm swamped by life again, and barely getting by... but still hanging in there. I made a pot roast last night, and had some for breakfast this morning. I love using the crock pot because it comes out perfect.
Oops, I did it again... didn't make it here yesterday. Oh well, at least I'm here today.

Thursday, April 04, 2002

My sinuses are bothering me today. I hope it doesn't get bad enough to require me to take Benadryl... cuz then I'll have to go back to bed to sleep it off, and we need to take Sarah's bunny to the vet for ANOTHER tooth trim today. So far he's needed it every 30 days for the past two months. : (
Bob just came in from work. He's taken the baby outside for a walk in the fresh air. She was getting fussy...
Yesterday I went to "Respect Life" and dropped off some of the baby's outgrown things, they gave me a "bouncer seat" which is like a walker only stationary, and a small playpen. Also some sleepers and bread.
Damn. Once again I didn't make it here... yesterday was a drag. The day before I didn't get a damn thing done around here... I did yesterday, but it's never enough.

Tuesday, April 02, 2002

Never enough time. Sigh. Gotta log off and feed the baby...
We tried to go for a walk yesterday, but it began to rain just as we were getting out the door. Try try again?
I got up early this morning, but so did the baby. She rolled over in her crib today, something she hasn't been doing yet... I had put a couple toys near the head of her bed to occupy her upon waking, and she played with them for a while before fussing to be picked up.

Monday, April 01, 2002

Gotta log off now. Taking kids for a walk.
Easter was very tiring, and I haven't gotten my period yet. Don't know if it's just not ready to be regular yet or if the condoms were defective... hopefully it's the former!!!
OMG! I can't believe it's been so long since I got here to write! Jeez, I'm really slipping!