Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ri played santa in August.

Quick update--from my last blog
I was looking for my phone all day- sure I had missed a call from Ri.I figured it was burried somewhere and I would wait, and when it rang again I'd get it.Well, at 11 or so I destroyed the living room and never found it, the battery must have died.

Ri came home round midnight... with a surprise. He had bought three tickets for The Blackwater Sol Revue!!! JJ GREY - MOFRO!!We LOVE mofro!!
We had been talking about going but not SURE- soo expensive , and Rory would be full price adult ticket.
Ri figured with the birthday money he got from MoMo(his gram) that he should use it for something not bills,that along with all the overtime,mornings he had picked up he decided we should do something for us ... and bought the tix .He had been trying to call me ALL DAY about it so I could get ready!He also called Val,and she and Seth got tickets and are gonna go too!! YAY

He also said had a surprise for Rory(figuring the concert is more for us than her)- and asked if she had been good-well not great, but just tired.. she was still pouting that he hadn't brought her anything.So, he asked her what she wanted more than anything else.She pouted that he didn't bring her home any treats- he asked what TOY do you want more than anything else.
IMMEDIATELY she started describing the Littlest pet shop care center, and it working "number machine(scale) and real shots -- so he ran back to the car:

We couldn't separate her from it all night

Ri helped me make some pizza bagels and I hurried to get stuff together for tomorrow- but i had to share quickly -- squeeeeee I am soo excited!!!!!


Friday, August 29, 2008

You'll be out of the dark , yeah , you'll get your shot.

I just haven't felt the urge to blog lately,Still don't really feel like it now...

I really meant to post a HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISSY blog-but didn't.. that or an actual Happy Bday to RI... I may still do some belated birthday tributes today if I feel spunky,or not. :)

Ri's older(somewhat estranged ) sis, left him a HUGE bday wish on the message board outside her work,knowing he would see it.. really sweet.

Its been a million degrees in the shade everyday...then storming every night.

I did take Rory an Noobs out a few times despite it. ..

I did laps with Noobs while Rory played hopscotch. We ended up leaving because people came(it was way too hot anyway)... one guy, who happened to recognze me from school and ask for a cig. I side stepped the trademark putnam county drama,and left.
Noobie has been my big butt baby tho-

Ri came home that night (tuesday) and made a veggie loaf- well sort of. More of a veg "meat"loaf.He took his moms meatloaf recipie, and replaced the meat with more of those unmeatballs.

Sleep has been odd and frayed. Still attempting to get the child ,and myself, up before 3 pm,and to bed before dawn- not being very sucessful though.

Also,Interestingly enough, I have found I am one of those odd people that gets insomnia FROM alcohol. (according to that article , it puts me to sleep for light sleep,but dehydration keeps me from reaching the deep sleep- seems like it the two nights after drinking I woke up and couldn't get BACk to sleep.)
It probably doesn't help that we mix rum and soda.

Ri has been working in the mornings,helping the owners clean up ,pulling weeds,sweeping decks, and moving fallen limbs-yesterday he went and ended up beng the only one,doing it all by himself :( ,coming home tired and sun burnt.He has been getting off at a decent hour from the On the plus side- he made up for the days he missed,and we are thinking

This child has been fusstacular. She has this new game of Doctor she plays with her littlest pets-she wants to play all day and gets really upset when I have to stop playing.She REALLY wants the LPS vet playset- we were saying we would get it for her for xmas/bday,but have been tempted to shell out the 20-30$ early,if only we had it to spare.This is her modified dr set.The wipe container is the exam table..she is a sort of scary doctor I must admit.She has also moved on to blood draws and pretend testing in the lab."a little shot,but it doesn't hurt!"

He did end up getting Wednesday off,he was going to work Wednesday morning,but they called and said no one else was going.We had plans to get up early an go to the springs-but as we had stayed up too late,and RI had brought home a handle of cap'n, we ended up getting up ,and out the door, very late.Ri was really glad he didn't have to work though.

We decided to go to the spring,because the nasty storms have kicked up yuck on the beaches here.
We packed up some sliced fruit ,and some left over veggie loaf,and got some subs on the way.Mmm veggieloaf subs.Rory at the whole bag of chips that came with our subs on the way though,so much or healthy lunch.

The spring was pretty rained out and COLD ,too.
It was so late that we ended up being by ourselves for awhile. When another family came Rory tried to get back in the water-but decied she was too sleepy and tooo cold.

We tried to keep her awake on the ride home blasting Hannah Montana music and promising a treat.

DON'T SING!...only Rory can sing along with HM!

Ri threw together a dinner:Corn on the cob, beans and peppers,seasoned taters and onions, cabbage and carrots,and blackened the last bit of veggieloaf.
.. we finished of the rum and played jeopardy- Rory took this pic that all too well captures my feelings.
Rory went to bed,and Ri went to bed-- and I discovered insomnia,and gross belly dehydrated hangover.

When Ri left for work Rory woke up and saw me awake- so she stayed up. In an effort to keep her awake at a normal hour,we walked the dog.
Well,once I could pry her from the tv.
This may be her fav bike. Ri DID bring home the BIG kid bike his mom got her,but Rory says she isn't big enough for it.(she doesn't like the way the training wheels make it feel unsteady)
I let her bike for a bit, then we brought the bike back and walked Noobie around the neighborhood

It was TOO hot, and we didn't stay out long

Rory ended up stomping home angrily , she was soo grumpy and tired... so ,yes.. she took a nap. I wasn't going to wake her. She was still fussy when she woke up, we both had a pretty grumpy night.
It stormed REALLY bad, the power went out for a few minutes,FREAkED Rory out.I made it much worse by using the phrase "the storm knocked out our power" -convincing her that she would fade out like tinkerbell ,because the storm had beat us up.
-- I had to explain electricity,and power lines to her.
When the power came back - I went online and found JUST our tiny little slice of town had a HUGE powerful hail/lightening storm on us. .. it was passing by the time I had access and found out tho.

Someone had shared this site with me, a game of getting dragon eggs and watching them grow-It seemed kinda silly BUT
I saw one I wanted to go with my sig... when Rory saw she said she NEEDED a pink egg!
She would name it Pinka and love it!!
Soooo... now, RORY has eggs LOL.
I figure it is somewhat educational-like a story, Rory LOVES reading about all the different dragons,and watching them hatch.
She was soo excited last night she was bouncing off the walls,because "pinka" hatched.

Adopt one today!
The more clicks the dragons/eggs get the more they grow- so click away folks:
Adopt one today!
Adopt one today!
Adopt one today!
Adopt one today!

I tossed lentils and rice together for dinner when Ri got home.Another night going to bed near dawn, another 3pm morning.Waking up with the kid climbing on me and Ri working.
I need to get dishes,laundry and some sort of meal together-but 1st I need to wash the kid- she hasn't had a proper bath in a while.

I never did call Lissy to tell her happy bday- I haven't actually got hold of her in DAYS. I guess she is moving out with Bo..which I thought she wouldn't ... seems ,so,odd. ..but thats how she rolls I guess.LOL .
Happy bday again lissy.
and happy bday Ri, love ya baby-
I do hope we get to go to that concert to celebrate your oldness,a little late.

and Ri's mom's bday is coming up the 31st- the same day as my dear freind tata
So happy bday Lynn, and Tata!!


One more thing...
this song has been lodged in my brain all weeK-
has a soundtracK:

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Happy Storm Day Party

UGH,hunkering down makes you CRAZY!
Fay- a tropical storm- parked her slowness basically in our backyard for days- High winds and all too much rain- Ri's work even closed. .. Nothing terrible though,the power blinked that one time -but never went out.
"She" is 'sposed to be gone ,now, and Ri went back to work ,but its still a stormy mess fact I think there is MORE lightening,all be it less wind .

So yeah, Ri ended up off work Thursday and Friday- as well as his days off Tuesday and Wednesday.We mostly just kicked around the house,waiting for the power to not go out,and playing video games.
Ri tried to get people to come over, and play games with him but had little luck. Harvey stopped in for a second. Ri also called around in hopes of find someone with an extra xbox controller .
He made veggie loaf for dinner Wednesday with some more of those veg un"meat"balls he had found marked down at WD..and it turned out REALLY good,even Rory grubbed on it.
I decided to take the dog for a run before it got too dark and stormy. I almost changed my mind-thinking she wouldn't go out in the ick
--,but Noobie read my mind and followed around the house as if asking. I threw on the dorky zoo parka and we explored the drizzly neighborhood before the high winds came. The neighborhood was so deserted, we walked around more than I had planned,Noobie came home all smiley.

... Ri gave up on anyone having a spare controller by Thursday and ended up deciding to buy a cheap one from the video place, on his way to get Chinese food.--(MMMm love Chinese food from the local place,surprised it was open).Of course, at the same moment Ri was out buying a controller, Josh showed up with a spare,and I couldn't call due to Fay knocking out one of the cell towers!!!! Why does that stuff always happen to us? We stayed up playing two player games after that..-me loosing jeopardy-Rory LOVING Chinese food ,and showing off her chopstick skills -
Me and ri drinking dr.pepper ,and liquor turning my belly to aciddy mess.

We have,again, been sleeping all too shitilly... Rory going to bed at damn dawn one night, and ten the next. My brain is killing me-as I type she is asleep, even. I won't risk waking her,she was soo fussy,but I will end up being up all too late,and grumpy at this rate-

Friday ,cabin fever kicked in for Ri,and he decided since he would probably be picking up his next two days off ,he should get his mom to arrange for his birthday dinner now.(his b-day is the 25th). He called his mom an she agreed- though it meant traveling out in the flood waters...As we walked out the door the dog paniced..poor thing was not being left home alone in the storm- so we called Lynn and said we were going to bring her.

Ri planned to take his mom shopping ,and leave me ,noobs,and Rory at her house for a bit.Which proved to be a bit more stressful than I antcipated :as the dog peed on the floor(she smelled a certain spot,and I am almost certain she was peeing were another animal had peed before) and the kid got into everything!..."can't we all just watch tv quietly?!!"

CJ eyeing Noobs

Noobie banished to the kitchen ,though behaved pretty well for the rest of the night.Well,with the occasional popping up her paws on the on the sink to see CJ on the windowsill .

Ri and his Mom eventually made it back saying how nasty the weather was. Ri started making
a lasagna and she made a cake "from scratch!!" she was pretty proud to have not used a box.

Sari ,Rj and Lily showed up- RJ looking exhausted (he has been working long shifts all the time),Lily a bit overwhelmed by all the people.They snuck off to a back bedroom and napped for a bit... I ended up hanging out in there and raiding Sari's old closet with her.

Rory cuddled and sang a made up song to Lily it was sooo sweet.

Rory ate and helped make the cake while Sari and fam snuck in a nap..or at least some "rest" in the other room.

The food took a long time.. Lily was getting fussy. Lynn(ri's mom ) ended up rocking/feeding her while Sari ate.. I came in ,and traded places with Lynn ,and rocked Lily to sleep..Aww,the auntie thing is fun,she had baby smell and cuddles- but I was able to give her back for diaper changes and fussiness.
Ri's bday cake:

27 candles for each year,and one for luck- and he blew them all out!

I editted the vid together,,, the sound was pretty crappy,cause Ri was having a convo with RJ& sari- so I added a citizen cope song.

We all headed out shortly after the cake- the weather seemed really calm until we were almost home.I napped on the couch when we got home..PMS had me feeling GROSS.
Rory stayed up pretty late... and by 5 am I decided I would stay up till dawn and take Noobie out. We picked palm fronds, and branches, out of the street .Surveyed the damage...not a lot.Just waterlogged,and frogged.

The playground

LOL- WHY did the chickens cross the road?

To get away from my dog!


...frog lovers look away... these were ALL over the streets.

Look how good,even some slack on her leash!!

Noobie started doing her "dry throat grumble cough" which means she is tooo thirsty to go on.. So we came home. I showered and slipped into bed.
Ri went to work ..Rory ended up waking up WAY late with me..and for awhile we just laid in bed watching peter pan.While it came down. She has spent most the day playing with her baby doll she is calling "Lily".