Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Gimme a break, gimme a break...

Break me off a piece of that ***********. What do you think "The Office" fans? A cat food jingle?

Sorry, it's 10:30p.m., we got home about half an hour ago and I'm a little wired tonight. Spending loads of money does that I guess. We joined Cosco. Was I the only one who didnt know they only took American Express? Well, now I know, and now Ian does, and now we have to keep tabs on our American Express card, the one that never gets used. Until Cosco. Which will get quite a bit of business over the next week.

It's hard to remember back to all that's happened in the past week. It's been busy, I know that. How about I just pull from my facebook updates and fill in here and there.
Saturday: had a day of getting up at 5 a.m. to go to a swim meet, which was stormed out before 11 a.m., then painted 2 rooms all afternoon with the help of 4 kids and a mom, had a quick dinner out before going to Home Depot for more Home Depot type stuff... like new toilet seats... and is finally back at the parents' house at 10 p.m.
Sunday: Happy Father's Day! I ordered Omaha Steak foods for both fathers in my life. Now if it would stop raining enough to grill. Oh...and I need to buy a grill. Tack that on to my list of things to buy, like a vacuum. Church, lunch at home, a trip to KMart for new pillows for all of us, a choir music concert in the evening.
Monday: slept in too late, and rushed to get to the house for carpet cleaners at 8:30, who showed at 9:30. Got the kitchen ready for the maid service, taped off another area to paint, put the kids to work washing windows, dusting, cleaning pantry shelves, etc. Finally got through the DMV, and ordered the boys' bunkbeds from the furniture store. Lunch at ChikFilA before 2 libraries, gas, groceries and 3-hr swim.
Monday was a bad day overall. The boys were at each other all day and by 3 p.m. I decided that if they were going to behave like I didn't exist then I would do the same to them. Childish? Absolutely. But it sure felt good.
Tuesday: had the maid service come in and they did a good job on the kitchen and a great job on the bathrooms. Finished some painting, started some new areas. Took the kids to Ruby Tuesday, joined Cosco and shopped until the AmEx bled, unpacked then watched another 3-hour swim. Home at 10. Tomorrow, hopefully storage delivery. And no swimming! Yay!
Hmm, doesn't seem I have too much to add. There have been a number of priceless moments of readjusting for the kids. Nicholas has commented how there's nothing to see out the windows when we drive, and I can't argue there. Cars, houses, clouds. That's about it. No camels, no cows, no refrigerators on the back of motorcycles. No shoe sellers or piles of watermelons. No one peeing on the wall. Boring, and I'll take it. Rebecca has noticed that the radio station they like only plays 5 songs. OK, exaggeration, but you know what I mean. She also thinks the commercials are very strange. Katherine thinks they are hilarious and I have to agree with Katherine. The Maryland Inner Harbour "OH! The dinosaurs and jellyfish!" commercial cracks us up every time. Here's a TV ad, but it's not as funny.

I've been driving alot, Hundreds of miles in the past 2 1/2 weeks. I'm a little offended that even my mom was worried about be getting behind the wheel after so many years away. Sheesh. Like riding a bicycle, people.
OK,11:35 p.m. and I have to sleep. Tomorrow we should have 2740 pounds of who knows what delivered at some point in the day from our storage unit. We'll see what stays and what goes on the curb after 6 years of collecting dust.

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