Wednesday, August 29, 2007

One thing making me happy this troubled week

The 3rd season of House on DVD.

Hugh Laurie....I have no words.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


I am not sure how today can be only Tuesday, because I am sure that the past two days have atually been the equivalent of at least four and very possibly five days.

Sometimes the inability to discuss my work with anyone except people at work is very frustrating. Yes, you can infer from that statement that much of my current state of mind has to do with work issues.

I guess what I can say is this.... this week if I were to find a magic lamp complete with a wish granting Genie I can not promise that I would not wish for a new profession.

I will get over this I know.. but I wish I would hurry up.

I think I need to go out and do something that has nothing AT ALL to do with children, parents, or other people's problems.

I am as ever open for suggestions.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Conversation with #2

#2: Boy I am looking forward to doing some stretches in gym today.

Me: Oh really?

#2: Yeah, my bones aren't waking up very well today.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Disturbing and Perplexing

I had a rather disturbing dream last night that I attended a political convention of some sort and was propositioned by Bill Clinton.

I don't even know how to respond to that one.

Now my husband thinks I harbor a secret crush.

I may miss ol' Slick Willie being in the Oval Office every now and then (particularly after hearing a horrible and embarrassing speech by the current CIC) but I have never wanted to boink him.

Just not my type.

Now you know.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Oh Yeah?? Well..uhhh...So's Your Face!

This morning my Beloved Husband says to me, "You want to hear something scary?"

The logical part of me knows that the appropriate answer to this question should always be, "No."

However I am a horribly curious person and therefore powerless to give any other answer except, "Yes." Despite the fact that 9 times out of 10 I am sorry for it.

Today was no exception.

Beloved as many of you may know teaches High School. His scary statement to me: "This year's seniors were born the year you graduated from high school!"

My response: "Oh yeah? Well NEXT YEAR's seniors will have been born the same year YOU graduated from high school!"

I am QUEEN of the razor sharp comeback!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Ready or not..

The school year arrived today.

We put the children in a new school this year, and they now attend school in the district where Daddy-O teaches.

It was a tough decision, but in the end one that we felt would be very beneficial in the long run, since they will now be on the same school year schedule as Daddy-O, we like and respect the administration, my children will now go to middle school in 7th grade as opposed to 6th grade, and most importantly for the long run, once they get to high school Daddy-O will be right there teaching and able to keep an eye out for mischief.

There has been much ambiguity around the house with this big change. The responses to school have been rather bi-polar in nature. At one point in the day children are excited and positive about the change, then later in the day teary because they have left good friends behind at the old school.

So today was the first day and the report was partly sunny. Some things are good, better even than the old school, other things... not so much.

Needless to say as "She Who Worries About Most Everything" I will be glad when everyone has settled in.

In the meantime please enjoy this manic portion of the bi-polar reactions that we witnessed this morning before we left for the big day.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Not Ready

I have made a decision.

I am not ready for the school year to begin on Wednesday.

You know if people didn't have to work this shit would be a hell of a lot easier.

I have reached the point once again where I don't have time for my job.


We sure could use a lottery win right about now.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Because I am Crazy like dat

Normally I am one who REALLY REALLY looks forward to the weekends. While overall I like my job, I am pretty darn excited when I don't have to go.

This weekend however I don't think will pass quickly enough.

Why is that? Both of you ask.

Hmm....where shall I start?

1. I decided that I need to add some credentials to my name so I decided to enroll in a course that will allow me to become a registered play therapist. The classes meet in KC one weekend a month (weekend being Friday and Saturday) The classes last from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM each day of that one weekend a month. That is a damn long day even without the hour plus drive it takes each way. The first class starts tomorrow. I am looking forward to tomorrow's class, because it gets me out of work. After seeing 24 clients this week I am more than ready to sit and learn about therapy as opposed to doing it.

2. I for some reason agreed to keep my niece and nephew (ages 3 and 7 respectively) all night tomorrow and most of the day Saturday. In my defense I did not know when I agreed to this, I would be in KC for the majority of their visit, and once I did find out, I just did not feel right backing out. Thankfully I have a saintly and incredibly easy going husband who was apparently fine with managing all of those children by his lonesome. Likely a part of that willingness was knowing how HUGELY and TREMENDOUSLY I will owe him after this. I think he is off making the list of ways I can pay him back right now.

3. We have a wedding reception to go to Saturday evening in Lawrence. Instead of meeting up in Lawrence as would be sensible I am coming home first so we can all drive out together. Knowing how tired I will be when it is over and how scary the thought of me driving home that far in such a state led to this decision that does not really make sense if you are familiar with Kansas Geography. (Those of you who are not, Lawrence is half way between KC and T-town)

4. I have to play secretary at a meeting on Sunday for the non-profit with which both the Mister and I are involved. I dislike meetings. Intensely. I may have to fake some severe laringytis so that I will not pop off with some (read: numerous) smart ass remarks, as fatigue will contribute to exaggerated irritibility.

I think that is it.

If it isn't I very may well lay my head down here and cry.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Introducing...Toothless Joe!

Look Ma! I got no tooth!!!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Milestone Alert!!

#2 Finally FINALLY lost her first tooth this evening.

There was much excitement as she has been waiting a L-O-N-G time for this to happen. (She is nearly six and a half.)

Second tooth loss is not far behind.

Apparently if it takes a long time for your teeth to fall out they all come out at the same time.

I will try and post some photos of my toothless cutie soon.

Realizing that soon as it relates to photo posting here at Chez Babble means sometime within the next six months.

If you're lucky.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Thursday, August 02, 2007

For Ali

Yes that is Corey Feldman.

Yes he is wearing a fur turban.

On purpose it would appear.

Tiiinnyyy Buuuubbbllees

Guess what!

I just got me a new companion for my office.

A pretty blue crowntail male betta.

I have decided to name him Don Ho.

Because he makes tiny bubbles.