Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's once again time for me to lose my mind

Shannon's b-day is coming up and this time around she wants a Hawaiian themed slumber party. So, in my grand tradition of attempting cakes that are way beyond my skill level, I am going to make a tropical waterfall cake.

How, you may ask.

My answer? I dunno.

Actually I do have some ideas rattling around in my head. Just not sure how to make them work. So, it will either be a total disaster or really great.

No pressure.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

A little cold, even for me

It was -18 when I went to work today, -40 with the windchill. It was so cold my car actually screamed when I started it.

But not to worry, a heat wave is on the way. They're saying we'll hit 11 tomorrow! Get out the bathing suits!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What a sneaky child

Last Sunday after Church we went downstairs for Sunday School. How it is that they let me teach Sunday School is a great mystery. Anyway, Emma tells me she forgot something and asks if she can run back upstairs. I say yes and away she goes. 10 minutes later she is still not back, so I go looking for her. I find her in the coffee hour, selling girl scout cookies to all the adults! The problem with this is she is doing it so she gets the sales and not her sister. Smart and sneaky, if I wasn't so mad at her I would almost have to admire her...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Note to self

Leaving a Diet Coke in the freezer for 9 hours is a very, very bad idea.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Amending previous post

My "heartless" daughter came into my room at 4:00 am this morning crying about Marley. Talk about a delayed reaction.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

If Flicka was bad, why would I take her to Marley

Remember when we watched Flicka and Emma ran crying hysterically from the room and I had to drag her back so she could see Flicka was OK? Well, apparently I didn't learn very well.

I took the girls to see Marley & Me. I had read the book, so I prepped Emma and Shannon about the sad part (spoiler - don't read the rest of this paragraph if you haven't seen it, want to see it and don't want me to spoil it). But even I got caught off guard. When they put Marley into the car to take him to the vet at the end, it was so much like when I took my Rott to be put down, it just snapped me back to that time. And I started crying. Shannon kept looking at me and asking if I was OK and trying to make me laugh. Didn't work. Every time I gathered myself together, something else would trigger my tears again. I kept glancing over at Emma and she seemed to be doing OK, right up until they buried him. And she started crying. Sobbing.

That of course was enough to pull me out of it, and I put her on my lap and tried to make her feel better. Shannon just kept looking at us like we were crazy. Walking out, Emma is still crying, I'm still struggling to pull myself together and I look at Shannon and said, "How did you become so heartless living in this family?" and smiled and gave her a big hug. And she just shrugged and laughed.

But poor Emma. She was still crying an hour after we got home. I know I said it before, but NO MORE ANIMAL MOVIES!!!

Welcome to the New Year

Or as I like to think, just get everything bad over right away so you can go on to enjoy the rest of the year.

The new year was ushered in by a migraine, which was pleasant. So the bottle of chocolate wine I was going to share with my neighbor is still in the fridge. Then the girls come home from their dads (finally) with clothes that are covered with tomato sauce. They then proceed to tell me they think their Dad is drinking again (so very bad) and that his wife is pregnant (from fertility treatments).

I'm having some problem with that. First, what if she has multiples? He couldn't handle one at a time.

Second, and I know this is stupid, he's remarried and having kids and I've been on exactly one date since the divorce. And it wasn't even a real date. Now largely this is self imposed but being rational doesn't help.

and Third, how will this affect the girls? I'm really worried about the drinking. They can't be around him if he's drinking. I unfortunately think it's time for a visit to the lawyer.