In a little less than 8 hours we will be hitting the road!! Things have been crazy the past few day to say the least. We did cancel our trip yesterday, but ended up deciding to go ahead and go. It's just my family going. No one else is making the trip as planned. We may end up being bored out of our minds by the end of the trip. But like I told hubby, if we get ready and want to leave early we can! No other families to worry about. Just us. I'm a little nervous, but also a little excited. I am hoping and praying that the punks are on their best behavior! I can only hope. Please God, help me. Help me not kill any of my kiddos or hubby for that matter. Help me keep my sanity (or what's left of it), help my punks stay in line. Help us make it there and back safely. I just hope that everyone has a good time and enjoys themselves. I know that 3 has been saying that everyday is time to go camping. She's so excited about it. Wish us luck!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
but keep them on for a few more hours!
Damn it, I'm about ready to just give the fuck up! Today has went to hell in a hand basket. That's about the only way to put it. Hubby is having chest pains again, but refuses to go to the dr. His dad had to go back to the dr. and so for now everything is up in the air again. But we should know in a couple of hours. HA HA!!! This is beginning to get on my last ever lovin nerve. Man I just feel in cusing like a sailor right now. Shit, damn, son of a bitch... Or maybe I just need a nice cold alocoholic beverage. Mmmmm....good!
and place your seats in a upright position. We're headed for MI!!! Well not yet, but in just over 56 hours. All systems are go. Now I have to get everyone packed! I have punk 3 packed, and I think s16 is packed. Hmmm, s12 clothes were taken away and put in my room so she's almost/sorda packed. That leaves me, hubby, 12, and 8. And I hate packing. I know I'm going to forget something, something probably important. Oh well, we shall see what happens. Wish me luck and hopefully I come back with all 5 punks and hubby. I wonder if I can stay and send them back????
Monday, June 23, 2008
I think we're putting our foot down on texting. Not for me and hubby of course. For s16!! We have handled so much teenage drama this weekend. I've had enough!!
Imagine trying to make plans via text to spend the night:
Ok neither punk was with their appropriate parents. Parents were getting told this and that. (Actually parents had no freaking clue what was going on.) This started Sat. We thought it ended Sat. But nope! Started again Sunday. Ok so we have an extra kid suddenly. Ugh! Said child was supposed to go home the next morning, but neglacted to tell me when I asked. more texting more texting. Enuff!!! I know how to use the phone.
....and the brakes have been applied. As of right now, our vacation trip to MI is in the air. Hubby's father is in the hospital at this time. By tomorrow we should know something for sure. I'm on the fence on it all. I've had a feeling I haven't been able to shake concerning this trip. I think we still might go camping at a local place, or just go somewhere a few hours away instead of 12. I don't know. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.
Oh a good note, I finally got my "baby" home. After being gone for a week, 3 is back at home. Man I missed her. So for the first time in a long time, all 5 punks were home this weekend. And oh my God, what a freaking loud weekend it was. And the arguing/fighting, I've got to figure out where to apply for the referee pay. Sheesh. And mostly over stupid Barbie doll clothes/shoes. "Don't touch my stuff".... if I could coin that phrase I'd be a millionaire! But the worst part was it was s12 saying that to 3!!! Come on. Ugh! 8 has the bad habit of being a follower/pushover, so she got into some trouble too. And why can they learn that when your asked a question, just answer truthfully. Yeah you might get in trouble. But I guarantee it will be less than when you lie to our face!!! Needless to say 8 was put to bed early last night. Followed by 12 & s12 who started arguing and fighting. Then s17 & cousin 12 went to bed at eleven. Then s12 decided to start aggravating them. I need to invent something to keep them tied down in bed without getting me in trouble. Why can't they just go to bed and stay in bed like normal people. I don't need to hear all the bumps in the night! I'm starting to get sleep deprived over this!!!!
Friday, June 20, 2008
I don't think today could get here fast enough. One more week.... this time (well almost) next week we will be headed for vacation. I can't wait. I'm sooo looking forward to it, but at the same time dreading it because of freaking gas. Ugh! Maybe something will happen and prices will drop dramatically. Hey!, one can dream, can't she?!?! I'm just looking forward to a week free from the daily grind. No dragging my butt outta of bed to freaking early, no being here or there at a certain time. Hubby will probably have to bring me back kicking and screaming.
7 days and counting....
Thursday, June 19, 2008
One of these days I will decide on a blog layout that I like. I just can't seem to find one that fits. I've used another site before, but lost a lot of my widgets and stuff doing that. And I don't want to have to go through and put all that back in again. Can you tell that I don't know what I'm doing? Welcome to my life!!
And watch what you ask for..... Go read this blog and comments and you'll see. Me and my big mouth!!! Kadi is a excellent writer and tells it like it is. Honest truth about raising kids!!
This is what I shouted at my phone this morning. Why because those assholes at verizon decided to shut my phone off after yes after I made the damn payment last Friday. The 13th to be exact. Yep it was posted so why. Now because of their shit we get to incur the damn $15 per line charge. And that adds up pretty quick when you have several lines. So let just say that:
Monday, June 16, 2008
For this post to make any sense whatsoever you need to read this post first.
Ok I'll start with s12 first. Yes the questions were still thrown at me and hubby left and right. No matter how many times you give a response, if it's not the one she wants the question is coming back at ya later (or should I say rather soon). I'm getting to be pretty good at blowing it off, now hubby will get fed up sooner than I. I know all this is a big adjustment for her, coming for the previous living situation and all. But shit, it's been over 2 months with our rules, our house, or life style. You'd think something would have clicked just a little by now. AAAhhhhh.....I digress.
Ok now on to 16. Can you guess what happened?? Bet ya can! I get there to pick her up and lets just say I wasn't surprised! We get home and the shit hits the fan. I was doing very good letting hubby handle the situation then a nerve of mine got struck and I flew off the handle. Our house, our rules, we are the parents no one else!! And I don't care what so & so said. She apologized later and I told her that I couldn't do anything for her anymore and best thing to do it drop it and let it fall away for now. I did give her an example of what she should have done to show us respect and to be responsible. Maybe that will sink in. For the next few days both are gone visiting grandparents.
I haven't seen 12 in over a week now. She went on vacation with my parents and then to her dads and here and there. I take that back I did see her for about 2 minutes Friday. LOL She is supposed to come home tonight; but has already called to see if she can spend the night with Granny!! And 8 called wanting to say somewhere too! My kiddos don't wanna come home! 3 is also gone for a week visiting her aunt and cousins. I certainly don't mind a quite house, but dang I miss the little punks!!!!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Ahhhhh... only a couple more hours to go then I'm off work!! Yea for me!
Feeling a little better today. Not a whole lot. And if your wondering, we had to deal with the punk 16's shit again last night. But it was sworn to us that the boy would not be there this weekend while she's there so I believe we are going to let her spend the night. If I find out any different, she'll figure out just what how mean I can be instead of dad! Who knows if it's a mistake or not, only time will tell. But at least I don't have to hear the moaning and groaning and deal with the attitude of her tonight. No tonight it will probably be s12!! Oh, also, I told you that during all this punk 3 was usually planning her attack. Yeah, you guessed it, she attacked last night like never before. Punk 8 will be carrying a nice size bruise on her forehead/temple. This is what happens when you are hit in the head with a wooden building block! Yeah punk 3 threw it at her and nailed her. Punk 8 had a pretty good size knot and it was already turning purple when she got to me. She got an ice pack and little miss terror got put in time out, then sent to bed. She kept saying "I wanna be nice" or "I be nice now". Broke my heart, but I had to tell her that I knew she did, but it was too late and she was in trouble. She did hug her sister several times and kept telling her "love you sissy and I sorry". The little stinker!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
You ever had those days that you just want to have a pity party? Well today is that day for me. I have no clue as to why. I just feel off today. A lot has happened in the past couple of days. Bad, worse, then worst about sums it up. I've had to drag myself out of bed. I've had to make myself do the things that mom's do like cook and bath for little one. I've had to make myself do anything. And yet here I am sitting at work on the net instead of tackling work that's laying in front of me. All the while I try my best to keep a happy face on for the world to see. I'm starting to despise my job. I don't want to do it. And most of the time it's one of the most laid back jobs one can have. Sure there's the stress of customers, jobs getting screwed up, equipment going down. But it's just something that can't be explained I guess, cause I sure as hell can't right now. I don't want to quit, I don't want to find another job. I just want some time off. Granted I was off on Tues but that word "worst" from earlier comes into play there.
But then we have the joy of dealing with punk16 who doesn't know when to let a subject lie dead for a day or two. Ever tried to explain to a 16 year old female what a 16/17 year old male thinks with? Especially a male that already has a child? And 16 can't figure out why she can't go and stay the day where he's at even though it's at a family members house. Sorry I'm not fueling the fire. I've been there done that and I know what can/will happen. But, but, but,... cry, cry, cry,... stomp, stomp, stomp... I hate you... DOOR SLAMS! Dad's tried to explain it in the daddy way, I've tried to explain it in the step mom/mom way, I've laid out the cold hard facts, I've listened to her spill, yadda yadda. And yes my dear friends, this has been ongoing off and on for a week now, but since Sunday night it's been EVERY DAMN NIGHT!!! Why can't it stop?
For just a day, I want to walk in and say shut-up now, don't ask period. Most days I don't even make it to the porch steps before questions start being thrown at my head, now not from just 16 this would be from punk s12 (step daughter who's 12, remember I have a punk who's 12 too) or punk 8 as well. I can fend them off, make it into the house, set things down, go to change clothes (it's soo hot!) and to the restroom then they must know I"m sitting down LOL because questions start flying again. By then I break and yell, "Not right now, I'll be there in a freaking minute" Yes, they have me saying freaking! All this time, punk 3 is planning her attack. We're never sure who it will be upon but believe me, it's coming!!
Maybe in a couple of weeks after vacation things will get better. But first we have to make it on that vacation. Ugh! So much shit to deal with.
Some days I just want to Fugetaboutit!!!!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I was asked in a previous post where we were going on vacation. Well by the title can't you tell? Jellystone Park in Michigan. I'm hoping the punks will have fun. But who am I kidding, trying to keep 5 punks from 3 yrs to 16 yrs happy? Does anyone have a xanax, lexapro, effexor, or just a big bottle of alcohol I can take with me? I know we will def. have our ups and downs. We went last year for a family visit and had a pretty good time. See here's proof: And no I didn't leave her buried in the sand. That might be an idea if they get out of line too much this time. Think anyone will notice?
It won't just be my family this year. We are meeting up with my father & mother in law, as well as my sister-in-law, and several cousins as well. They are "roughing it" in campers, while we are "roughing it" in a tent!!! I love tent camping though, something about being outdoors. We did a week long camp last year and had a good time. Well most of it was good, we did have one injury and one ambulance call, but that's another post. Just wishing and praying that this year will go off without a hitch and everyone enjoys their time away from home/work/life as we know it.
Monday, June 9, 2008
I would like to give a big shout out to:
Suburban Turmoil and This Full House for I have won from each of their contest/give-a-ways.
From Suburban Turmoil, I received cleaning supplies. Ok ok, it was toilet cleaners. But when you have 2 toilets and 7 people, you do what you gotta do. Granted I haven't used them yet, because I had just cleaned one of the damn things before I received my package. And two, I haven't gotten up the courage to tackle the punks bathroom yet. When I do, if someone spies an S.O.S, please send help and fast!!! I'm trying to talk hubby into letting me re-do the damn thing.
From This Full House, I won a $50 Target Gift Card! I have already told hubby hands off. I'm spending this on me. What could I possibly want? Besides two minutes in the foremention bathroom without interruptions? I'm getting me a new bathing suit! All my old ones (ones I've had for years) are two big. Yeah the top still fits, no change there. But my butt must have shrunk because they are baggy on me. Yes baggy as in they hang loose in areas they shouldn't! And I'm tired of the shorts I'm still wearing when I take my swimming stuff off! Funny huh? Well then see what you think of this!
ETA: If you notice the cuss-o-meter, I found it at This Full House. She's doing a wonderful fund raiser with it. GO CHECK IT OUT!!! NOW!!!!!!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Ever tried to have a discussion with someone, but you are unable to have a discussion because they won't shut the hell up? This just chaps my hide! I just want to say, "Listen, buddy, if you'd just close your damn air hole for a couple of minutes and listen it would be all good." Especially if you know that you have a valid point to make. But noooo, you can't do that. Even in the end when you would have been right it still bits you in the ass for trying to do just that. I would love to just say "nah nah boo boo, I was right, told ya so!!" Immature, yes very, but I really don' t care. One because I would just say most of that in my head. I think I have just about come to the conclusion that I'm not supposed to have an opinion or if I am it will be told to me. URGH!!!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Well the weekend shaped up pretty good. Not exactly like the plan, but good overall. Had one punk for the night and went boating until way after dark! Swam Sat and Sun. And like the title says, no I don't favor a lobster!! Even though I think I'm starting to favor a snake a little. My back decided to shed. Well it just better hurry up cause it may only be Tues., but the weekend is coming up! Today my oldest two punks leave for their trip w/ the g'parents. They are going to see 2 Braves baseball games and go to Stone Mountain. I wish I was going! But we still have our own countdown going on here... 24 days and counting!! I think next weekend the other two oldest are going to the other g'parents for the weekend. That just leaves the smallest punk going no where. That's alright though. She's a mommy's girl anyway, plus she got to go on the spur of the moment trip to the lake Friday.
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