Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My resolution has failed!

Ugh... I so wanted to keep up with this thing on an every-other-day status but man, I suck at remembering to do this. Why do I feel it more important to go through e-mails of groups I'm no for no apparent reason rather than log my life (so that I can remember). You know the movie The Notebook? Well, that's going to be me... other than the fact that I don't have Alzheimers (Old Timer's)... I just have no freakin memory!

Last night Josh had his buddy from his class, Jackson, over after school. They ran and played out back, out front, upstairs, downstairs... it was a lot of fun. He stayed for dinner -- neither ate much. I think they were just so wound up from a day spent running that couldn't even sit still long enough to eat more than macaroni and cheese but it was great to see him bubbling like that.

Drew's still a little under the weather... poor kid wants his binkie but can't breathe so he gets mad that he can't suck and breathe at the same time... sounds like it's time to kick that binkage to the curb and be a man... ha... well, as much of a man as a 2 year old can be.

OH... when I went to pick him up from school yesterday (Drew, not Josh) the director told me he had bitten someone. I do NOT want the kid that is the biter.... there are SO many polar opposites between this kiddo and Josh it'll just make your head spin! So, do you whack him upside the head and say "don't bite"... or bite him back? I remember when Josh was in daycare, he got bit several times in one or two weeks by this little kid with a big head named Connor and I got SO sick of the daycare for not doing anything about it... I showed Josh how to make a fist and told him to hit the boy square in the jaw if he bit him again. (This is, of course, after failed attempts at getting the school to protect him). I then went to his teacher, the helper, the director and assistant director and told them exactly what I'd told Josh to do and threatened them if Josh were disciplined for defending himself. Well, Josh did smack the kid in the jaw...and he never bit him again! Turns out his parents were going through an UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUgly divorce and he was just acting out... but I'm sorry, someone still needs to look out for my kiddo! The other parents wound up having to pull their kid out of the daycare.

This morning I enjoyed my "everythign" bagel... YUM-O but now it's 10:22 and I have garlic breath. Is that legal?

I tried to institute a new "policy" that every month on the 28th we'd do something special for Josh -- he could pick a meal or do something fun (if it was within reason) to kind of celebrate his birthday every month all year -- same thing for Drew.... so what is his choice for today? He wanted to go to Canton with me?! How fun will that be. I told him that there's lots of walking and that he can't whine. LOL... I'm adventurous so I'll let him try it out. Mom's going to have a "Drew" day on Saturday then. She'll need TWO naps on Sunday!

I watched American Idol last night.... I think it's funny that they make such a big deal about the surge of reality tv shows...does anyone remember Solid Gold... how about Dance Fever? .... I mean, come on, reality tv has been on for years.... all the game shows that used to be around -- that's reality tv.... I just think it's weird that the game shows now are all prime time shows instead of during the day. Can't SOMEONE kill everyone off of the daytime soaps so that something else can take their place. Victor Kurakis (sp?).... no one looks the same 20 years later... and still chasing women... it's just... GROSS! You need to age some or you just look like an android or something. Soap Operas... I watched Days when I was in school.... then turned it on one day years back -- freakin Marlena was possessed... how GAY! ... and they try to mimic every news story on the planet... tsunami.... earthquake... like someone like THEM would ever go somewhere without their cell phones and then get lost for years in a cave... what the hell ever!

So back to American Idol... The guys performed last night. There's one guy on there that is so full of cheese that he just makes me cringe -- some arab looking guy... Sin-jay or something like that... he's got too many teeth and is TOO gay... I have my 3-4 favorite guys... I like the navy guy that missed his daughter's birth for the auditions... I like the b-boxer.... can't decide if he's gay or not.... the dedications were pretty neat.... Sundance isn't as good as the one guy with the buzz hairdo that Simon said did the best by far last night.... couple of those hispanic guys are just forgettable still... the black guy that sang Cyndi Lauper...?? yikes... the dedication was nice but I agreed with Randy.... you gotta wow everyone... EVERY week... especially b/c your grandma is dead dude... you ain't gonna impress her if you get cut! ok... that was mean, but SERIOUSLY! :) Nick Pedro... he dedicated his song "Fever" to his girlfriend.... I swear I thought he was going to propose to her at the end (wonder if she did too).... but he didn't... I think it'd have had him score major brownie points if he did!

OK... off to clean.... :) just wanted to ramble some so that I had SOMETHING down on paper for today.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

It's admitted -- I'm an organizational freak!

I'm such a flibberdy gibbit. i feel that my universe is misaligned if everything doesn't have a space to be in so that I can have no clutter in my life. If it doesn't have a space, it probably doesn't need to be there and I generally get rid of it. I hold onto some things as sentimental... only to go through later and try to weed out the strays.

Seriously, who has space for EVERY drawing your kid makes for you? I swear I'd make Crayola proud if they saw all the drawings I have retained. I've had things that I've thrown away only to have Josh retrieve it from the trash and inquire how it wound up there. That's when the mommy white lies come out, "Oh my GOODNESS, I have no idea why that's there! We must put that up on the refrigerator immediately." He skips off happily and I count down the minutes until he's out of sight so that I can bury it beneath the trash so that he really WONT find it this time.

Have you ever just gotten on an organizational roll and just kicked butt?! I’m having one today. On a whim after dropping Drew off at preschool today (like I didn't have anything ELSE to do) I decided that the cereal shelf needs to be moved down so that Josh can get his own cereal in the morning if he wants it. So since that got moved down, of course that means that I totally need to reorganize the pantry. I love my kitchen!

Then I realize I have an entire drawer dedicated to all kinds of things Drew doesn't use anymore so I got all that cleaned out, moved the straws where both he and Josh could reach them in a drawer, moved all his silverware into a little drawer divider in a drawer and cleaned up where all their dishes are stored so that only THEIR stuff was stored down there. I decluttered my utensil drawers (got rid of a few utensils I didn't use)-- I'm a total kitchen gadget freak and personally don't even know why I moved them with me... should have left them to be in someone else's kitchen junk drawer! Ha!

Then I realized I was storing all my camera equipment in a drawer in the kitchen because that's just where it wound up-- out it went to my scrapbooking room... Have I mentioned I LOVE MY SCRAPBOOK ROOM!!!

Then I realized.. wow, I need to clean up my mess from making Josh's little Valentine's box last night so started doing that when I realized it was impossible to find anything in my alphabets file... so I went and got my box of page protectors and started going through my alphabet file (I have two of those 12x12 expandable plastic envelope things FULL of alphabits (die cuts, stickers). I filled one binder and have about 1/2 of another one full when i RAN OUT of page protectors.

So I looked at the clock and thought DANG I need to eat breakfast (nevermind that it's 1 in the afternoon) so now I'm munching on some fresh veggies and dip and waiting for the laundry to dry.
I'm just really having a good day... it's just weird! LOL

I just like to feel like I needed accomplish something I guess and boy have I today! Crazy the things that can make us feel like we've "done something".

NOt that I dont' need to work on curtains, order a border, find a table cloth, get the carpet cleaned, get a new bedspread, make Josh's valentines for his class and school administration, make Drew's teachers their valentines, blah blah blah blah. Maybe one of my accomplishments will actually be to make a list of all I need to do? Naah, I'd probably have a panic attack then!

---- on a side note... today is Drew's Valentine's party at school. I handmade his little valentines for his class. Brightly colored cardstock with a vertical fold. Some cute little printed paper with colored hearts on it and I put a heart shaped lollipop in the center with a coordinating ribbon tied around it. The inside has a little hand stamped heart (colored to match the cardstock) with a coordinating brad on a mini tag and his name stamped below. Very simple but I think they came out quite cute.

Tomorrow is Josh's Valentine's party at school. I think that will be fun. We only get an hour so I've got to cram lots of fun into that amount of time. :) I can do it!