Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bad Mommy

Sometimes I feel like a really bad mom. Like the times I yell at my children, or the times I'm not able to give them what I think they need (not talking material things). Take the past three days - Austin has been home from school and I haven't been there to take care of him. Now Drew has a fever and I'm not there. (Although I did get up with him at 4:30 this am) After having been home and there to take care of every boo-boo for the past two + years it is very hard for me to be away. I believe Mommy guilt is what this is called.

I do get to go home and snuggle my boys after lab is over at 12 today. It's these SuperMom genes (as Tony calls them) that allow me to do that and not get sick. =)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thank you Mom & Dad!

Oh bless my parents! They bought us a couch! We had my family down to our place for Austin's birthday last month and I guess the lack of seating was noticed. We haven't had one for awhile, we gave our old one to one of Tony's clients who had no living room furniture. Then we didn't need one living with my parents, then we were going to get Tony's gma's couch. She changed her mind about buying a new one so we have been just without a couch for awhile.
We were just going to wait and buy one when we found a good one at Goodwill or Salvation Army or garage sale, but it is so nice to know where the couch has been (or not been) :)

Thank you Mom and Dad for offering to buy us a couch and doing preliminary searching also. My dad called me about it after he had already found a few potential ones for us. The one we chose is from Ashley Furniture and we should have it in about a week. Our saleman was very nice and personable and not pushy at all.

We are looking forward to having enough seating for the four of us without one of us sitting on the floor or bean bag!

On a side note: tattoo ink isn't covered in the warranty on the couch fabric. just so you know.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Glad this week is over.

I think reading my previous post every day this week would've helped. This was far and away the suckiest week @ school so far. I didn't flunk any tests or anything, it was just all these little things going wrong, plus I got the application for the nursing program and I kind of freaked out. Not in front of anyone thank goodness, just inside my own head.
It has also been a yucky week for weather. Cold and rainy almost every day, which I love if I have no place to go but walking around campus in it is not that fun. I do have a pink umbrella, so that brightens my day a bit!

Austin has been so mouthy lately with us and I heard him do it to his grandma also. Sometimes I just want to smack him (not that I do)! I'm sure my parents had that feeling with me sometimes, I can remember being a punk to my dad especially in my teenage years. And that's the thing - I was a tennager and Austin is only NINE. So we need to nip this in the bud before I go insane from ten more years of this. There has been talk of taking everything out of his room except his bed and alarm clock, and clothes. The only problem is we have no garage and therefore we are lacking storage for this. Taking away privileges has been going on but he just flits to something else. I want to start washing out his mouth - we need to buy regular bar soap, I heard the antibacterial soap is not good to use for this purpose. Don't know if it's true but better safe than sorry. We will just have to see what works and get our happy boy back.

On a completely side note, if anyone's oven breaks, hope that it is the heating element in the oven part. It is so quick and easy to fix. Ours broke Sunday night and although maintenance didn't even come until Wed, he was here in the morning and went and got the part and it was fixed when we came back around 1pm. The new heating element works wonderfully and we had some great apple pie last night (not homemade). Haven't gotten my cold weather apple pie and bread making urge yet. :)

Drew has come to me and he is stinky so off I go. Then I think he wants to put his lioin outfit on. ROAR!!