Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Do you know how to do these things ,Like you will have to do these things Or does the very thought of it make you wince

There is too much to cover in this post.
I am debating if I should post a bunch of little miniposts- Or one big catch up catch all...
hmmmm, How will I get it all in?

Dear readers..
Would you prefer small daily bite-size tidbit blogs
-or will you feel you are missing out on some info if I can't update you about all of it?

I will definitely need to tell you about our costume progress.. but that is also something that should be explained in its own post- I will have to get to it after Halloween though. sorry.
I will share these pics ..
and gush about how thrilled I am it is all coming together.
Lissy came over for a bit to get a hand with their costumes. I think the Nibbler costume for Nickolai should be about ready. I still need to get scrubs for Rian's costume, a lightbulb for mine- and Lissy is still trying to figure how she will make Boo look like the Professor.I also need a bag candy for Lissy's house

They hung out for a little while.. Rory still being a grumpy bossy butt.
We watched a movie I didn't know Boo had been dying to see that was just sitting atop my tv with all the new discs we hadn't got a chance to watch.

When BabyBoo fell asleep they headed home.

I could probably spend a post debating about a trip to Hawaii.
Oh,yeah.well.Um ,we sort of got invited to Hawaii. Ri's boss has been talking about moving back there ..for ,like,ever. They even say if they should ever win the lotto, or come into any sudden money- would move the business including Ri (and us) and his coworker- to Hawaii .
well, they have planned a vacation there for this FEB. and rented a house big enough, they say they would LOVE to have us come and show us around for part of their stay. We would only have to pay our own airfare . Airfare isn't cheap though.There are many sides to this. The "we said we were going to save money" and the "showing faith in the company" aspect... plus. its an effing trip to HAWAII!
Still. I don't know.

I could probably spend an entire post begrudging the worst Aunt Flo I have had in a long long time. Not that it was the worst cramps, or the worst bleeding, or bloating(up there on the list of contenders though) - but just because I am SO SO SO broken out. I think it might be ivory soap, that's it, I am going to blame the soap- my own body wouldn't turn on me like this ....would it?
I am suddenly really glad my Halloween costume is the typical halfnaked holiday costume you see women my age don.. and I get a mask. woot!
That and Hormones.
Stupid Period. I do see fit to blame it for the clumsiness this week. I have been so angry. so grumpy, and of course hurt myself in everyway possible.Even as I give up -after spilling my dinner all over the floor and burning my hand,I head to bed and trip over a laundry basket and cut in between all of my toes on it..seriously. wtf?
Stupid, stupid impossible to hurt yourself ways.. I did. I can do that. thanks to pms , and my period. I am going to write it all off as being particular terrible because I haven't been drinking enough water, and refill my purifier, while I put some bandages over my gross skin.
.I wouldn't want to gross any one out with an entire post devoted to that though, and I will save you any pictures of me this post.

I have not been the only one grumpy. I refuse to beleive that it was my grump making other people grumpy.
Ri has been trying to help his Tristan fix his virus infested computer.. and having a world of trouble..and spending most his time off away.Coming home irritated. Coming home irritated to Rory who ungratfully demands he bring her something, and throws a tantrum. We can't , we won't... but soo many tantrums. GRR.

Ri took Rory out Thursday to mud springs.
(I've never been a big fan of walking down to mudsprings-getting covered in ticks and sweat.)

I guess they wanted to go on a nature walk and take Noobs.. I stayed home finishing my bender so we could paint it.
They took the camera , Ri said he probably wouldn't use it , but he got tons of wonderful pictures.

Noobs looks soo happy.

He even got one I love of him, I never have enough pics of him.

..and this next part- about yesterday, I am really tempted to reserve for it's own post.
Not the part about the typical boring afternoon cleaning, washing catbutt, walking Rory to the store to get milk- and somehow not leaving the store with candy(chips aren't candy , right?)
or wondering if the guy that mows my yard saw me dancing to the Disney movie Rory was watching...

(Thumbelina shoulda been a star.. darn these things domestica) -Also thats where my title came from.. but

When I was 13 or so, my BFF was this hyperactive short girl named Christie.
We had our trouble, our teenage girl drama, our falling outs, and growing aparts
... but we still try to be there for each other.Loads of history and similarities has always gifted us the ability to chat for hours.
It seems she tries to catch up with me at least once a month, often such plans fall through.
... and everyone knows I am TERRIBLE with that end of friendship upkeep. -sorry-

She started writing me on yoville(read:cheesy facebook app that I love-see ,terrible )
and saying she should come over. we should take the kids to the park.
I am so afraid of such plans falling through I didn't tell Rory until they were here.

Christie only brought her daughter, it was her youngests naptime and her middle child had missed school and she didn't think it would be fair.
So it was just us and our little girls.
our mini mes
It struck me as funny how walking together they almost looked like little us, except Christie was/is always the short one.
... Dakota is 7(she will be 8 soon - OMG!)
, much older than Rory, lol there is still time for Rory to shoot up. With my genes she likely will.
They had soo much fun.
Without the boys there we were able to sit and chat while they played. I think Christie enjoyed the girltime break as much as Dakota

They played hide and seek , and every park thing they could think of.

Christie brought squash that was suuppper yummy. The girls played with everything.. Rory was being a bit bossy though. Christie and I could have chatted all night and never caught up, it has been too long.. We will have to do it again.

In other updates.
Ri got an Email that Momo is home and Ok.. I don't know much else though. I hope all is well.
Rory has still been going to bed around midnight- give or take. She seems overtired lately. Hopefully we will get it together.b
I finished that zombie book- World War Z. it was AWESOME . I made Ri read it he liked it too.. and I heard there is a movie coming out, very cool.

I know I am forgetting some stuff- but really I wrote all this only because I didn't feel like hanging clothes... and I can only put it off for so long.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Ah, Family Revisit

--revised to ad more pictures---

I realized recently that I was headed into my third year of blogging. Crazy. I meant to post about it but it sort of snuck up on me-
I have been half busy procrastinating and getting Lissy to drag me off to the dentist Friday and all over town- visiting relatives and both wishing we had more of that sleep sustinance in our lives-
in between NOT working on my costume when I should be...
but it really hit me as I was prepping for the yearly family reunion, which was one of my 1st posts:

Ah, Family

and the next one was one of my longest posts:

Visit the Reunion, baby Lily, and the museum
So , there I was getting ready for mom and Lissy to pick me up, Ri had to work, thinking about reunions of the past.
Worried what the relatives would say about my hair, trying to get fussy Rory(who had a REALLY ROUGH sleepless night) to agree on a single outfit.

Mom had Lissy's dresser in her car, and Lissy had boo and the baby- so we split up
Mom ended up picking up Rory ,and leaving me for Lissy to pick up-
We made it to the reunion before mom and Rory, Mom and dad had been singing(and emptying their vending machines) at the Eagles club, and Mom had to pick Dad up.

lol- We had stopped by Aunt Marla's house Friday at my dentist apt and heard her remind her daughters to be at the reunion on time ,too... and when we got there without mom, there they were without their mom too.

Nicco had a blast playing with their boys-rolling a toy back and forth

Missy's boys are sooo sooo pretty everyone thinks they are girls, they are all eyelashes and dimples

like their mom

and Mandy's boy is alll facial expressions, he can talk,but he doesn't need to- he will shoot you a look thats worth a million words- in fact.. I didn't take this pic, Missy did- I feared the wrath of that look he gave me when I was too close to him with the camera
he was laughing at his dad tickling his cousin- you would have thought he was tickling them both

Rory showed up ,I had loaded her with a bag full of candy, which she shared and made fast friends-her and Bianca(my cuz, Mitch's daughter) were inseparable. They even sat and ate together.Next to Aunt Marla, and GramatheGrape and behind my mom.

There wasn't a lot of veg food this year, Rory even ate some stuff with meat, I let her pick out her own food, she was politely waiting to eat her candy "after getting some real food in her belly"
- but there was lots of dessert,and soda for me.. what more could I ask for?

Not the JJ!
cuz Daune
Nicco LOVED him, tho perhaps it was just his love of hats?

I didn't really get too hard a time about my dreads- as I feared.
In fact I think NottheJJ gave Lissy a harder time about cutting her long hair off than me tangling mine.. southern men, they took more offense to a woman cutting long hair than knots in it.lol

Whoa. loads of family was there.. many I don't really know..
Who is this? Can't be a blood reletive
he was a brute.. seemed to want attention,standing at the gate- but in a "I will stomp it out of you sort of way"

Babysis Amy even dragged Aaron along - showing off her baby belly.
Their baby is due dec 16th.

My brother JJ

Nicco thinks he is soooo big. He could keep up with those other kids if his dad would just let him go.

...see... I was really there. NotTheJJ insisted I need my own picture on my camera-- Missy got some pics of me tho
...looking like a big dork...
yes, I make those faces often in real life.

--Missy also took this pic of Lissy& Nicco I love :

Rory & Bianca
they are tooo too cute

I beat Missy and Mandy to that pic :)

Tho, I missed the pic of my sisters hugging my new BroInLaws in unison.. "dammit boo, can't you keep huggin her until I get my camera up?"

Aw- Mitch's boy Tristan is looking soo much like him.

I often wonder if Rory's tendency towards hanging out with older kids will get her into trouble....
I spent a lot of time yelling for Rory to stay away from the road, stay where I could see her, don't run soo fast, be careful !!!

I joked perhaps I needed my hubby there as I noticed my cousins where relaxing and chatting while they had their better halfs chase the children
Mandy was like "yeah, that's what they're for!"

(Mandy took this next pic)
My cousins are silly... is that where I got it?

She also got this pic of Aunt Marla And Grandada the Grape - I somehow didn't get any of him

It wasn't a terribly long time there- just lunch or so, then people started to leave. I was SORE though-
Missy's youngest Malik is sooo soo adorable , I could resist his asking "UP!" and then shouting "GO!" and flipping himself backwards-
using me like a human jungle gym. It is no wonder Missy is in such good shape, How on earth does she keep up with both those boys?!
Mom and Dad ran off WITH Rory to Porky's - another bar,more karaoke
Lissy took me to meet up with them- We saw Aaron practicing having a daughter.

cuddled sleeping baby
sleeping baby is sooo wonderful.

Mom and Dad introduced us to a dozen people I won't remember.
Dad tried to get people to hate my hair.. most didn't think it was bad at all.
Showed off Lissy's baby, and Amy's belly- and how tall we all are.

Mom sang- :) Rory and Nicco thought it was amazing.
"How did you do that Grammy?!"

Then Dad sang- Nicco was even more awestruck- "How on earth do they do that with their voice and the music, it is amazing"
Rory played ( in the back part separate from the bar) a bit with some little girls who were there- who had also came from the reunion-
and outside with a cute little weinerdog a guy had brought in on a boat with him.

...my siblings look thrilled.
Nicco wants to hear more MUSIC!
I think he wanted to try it out .... or at least find out what that loud making microphone tasted like.
I moved the carseat into JJ's new TaxiVan(he has a new job as a taxi driver) and he took us home.

All that excitement I was wiped out, but we didn't really nap. In fact Rory got to bed at a pretty reasonable hour and got her first BIG sticker on our chart for that... Ri had even taken her out Saturday to get a special toy to put up until she got enough stickers.
She spent the next day being far more productive than me collecting every sticker on her chart and then even another going to bed sticker! So she got her prize

I guess her plan now is to keep getting stickers and slowly earn each fisherprice room of the house.. I had no idea she even wanted that...
Oh, and I am completely stuck in this book about zombies(world war z by Max Brooks) Lissy let me borrow for my dentist appt.( I can't beleive I didn't take a single pic when we hung out Friday-:( )
tho it seems like a bad time for Zombie books with them EVERYWHERE this Halloween season

I might turn into one... again...at least the child going to bed by midnight has started to make me feel less like a zombie..
or a vampire....

In fact... I am going to be a robot this year, so I need to go do repetitive tasks no human wants to...
like those dishes. Probably should finish that costume too.

Before I go- on the subject of family-
I wanna ask for some more goodthoughts(or prayers if you do that sort of thing), I haven't mentioned it elsewhere but Momo was sent back to the hospital, she coughed up a blood clot. I haven't heard much else.

I love you!!!