Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I only have a few minutes before I have to get Lily off of the bus.  So let's make this schnappy!

A kid was wearing a sasquatch t-shirt this morning and it totally gave me a flashback to when I was a kid and we were camping in alleged sasquatch territory.  That night we heard weird noises but it wasn't until morning when we found a huge pee stain down the side of the tent.  We tried to figure out if it was human but it was a pretty high wide streak.

I hope it was pee.


So that was fun pretending to listen to the other mom while my childhood horrors flashed before my eyes.

I managed to get up almost on time this morning.  Got Lily on the bus.  That girl fusses if she doesn't get to ride on it.  Good grief.  She has her friends already and she's pretty sure that she's the most popular girl in her class.  Because "everyone sleeps beside me" 


Anyway, I was proud of myself for jumping into the whole school thing with both feet but this morning I got up and realized that it's going to be this way for the next 10 months.  I start my routine around 7pm.  Set up the coffee pot, make lunches, get outfits ready.  Then get the girls ready for bed and give Madi her sleeping medicine.  She still doesn't fall asleep til 10 or so but better than the alternative!

Then I might have some mommy time between 10 and 11.  Which means that 6:30 comes pretty darn quick.  Today I did crash and sleep for almost 3 hours.  But my throat is killing me, I'm coughing and I'm sure I have the latest school plague.  Lovely.

Anyhoodle, it stopped pouring so I think I'll get ready to go and get Lily.  Whee doggies!

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Lily woke me up last night with a croup sounding cough.  And by last night, I mean 1:30am.  Not a huge deal as she knows what to do and we both just headed to the shower so she could soothe her lungs with hot steam.  But you know, that was the middle of the night and though we got back to bed by 2, that really put a damper on my sleep, especially when Brewster decided it was a great time to pee on the carpet. 


Anyhoo, the week went by relatively smoothly.  Madi seems to hate school.  lol  They make her do work and expect to her follow the routine.  I have noticed new behaviour and vocalizations at home.  Whatever it is that they make her do, art, circle time, etc.  It definitely pushes her.  I talk to her, I promise, until it feels like I'm blue in the face.  Every diaper change, I try to get her to point to a character. 


Anyway, that's why she goes to school.  To learn.  It's my duty to get them there and make sure they have food and clean clothes. 

Lily ummmm, seems to have a built of trouble following the rules.  She doesn't seem upset by it.  She told me she was trying to balance a container of apple sauce on her head in the cafeteria and wouldn't sit down so she was sent to the quiet table.  She just shrugged it right off.  I would've felt guilty for weeks and never wanted to go back!

But at least she likes school.  Oh and she got to see Carson.  Thank goodness. 


And Madi's boyfriend from last year, Ty, is no longer in her class but he comes into their room and says "where is she?".  LOL  He gives her a hug and then leaves.  I never had anyone watching my back like that when I was 3!  Dang.  Anyhoo, it's time to go out and get groceries.  Madi has slept over 3 hours.  Poor wee thing is probably recovering from school.  She's there from 8:15 til about 2:15.  Lily leaves the house at 7:20 and doesn't get back til 4:30! 

What do I do all day?  None of your business....  O.o


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Welcome to the new life!

Or something. 

I'm kind of distracted.  A) Brewster is in the study with me and I have to make sure his mayhem is under control.  B) I'm trying to eat some very hot oatmeal.  C) Do y'all KNOW how good full fat yogurt is????  Mercy.

Hey, I worked out for 90 minutes.  If I want to put a dollop (or two) of yogurt on my oatmeal, that's MY business.  :)

So, Lily and Madi are now in school.  Whee doggies!  Last year, Madi's teacher took it easier on her cuz she was the baby of the class.  Now that she's 3, she's expected to do more. 

She HATES it.

She dragged her feet all the way into the school.  She saw her teacher in the hall and stopped dead.  When I was trying to pull her into the classroom, she yanked her hand out of mine and tried to make a run for it. 


The TA told me that Janice won't let her comfort Madi anymore.  She says they need to break their bond.  But Na said, as soon as Janice leaves the room, she gives Madi a quick snuggle. 

I know, I know. 

Poor Madi was BAWLING when I left her.  She was never like that before.  Sigh.  I'll be honest, I'm worried what the future holds but then I've always been worried about the future. 


Anyhoo, it's no surprise to anyone that Lily loves everything about kindergarten.  So someone needs to explain to me why she was a total bitch when she came home.  Total.  Bitch.  Kicked Brewster, yelled at me.  Damn.

Anyway, I guess Madi isn't the only one with issues.

So Lily quit horseback riding.  Her choice.  Might try again next year. 

BG was peeing and pooping in the kitchen.  I took him to the vet yesterday and they couldn't find anything obviously wrong with him.  Brewster was in the area between the kitchen and the litter boxes.  He provided quite the gauntlet.  So I rearranged the baby gates and now the cats can reach the litter door. 

hmmmm what else?  Oh Madi dropped the F-bomb in class.  She won't say anything with any consistency except for b*tch and f*ck.  We do actually speak without swearing most of the time. 

I swear.  I mean, I promise.  :)

That's all I can think of for now.  Madi is on new sleep meds and it's helping.  It's not perfect but it's way better than it was.  So I'm getting more sleep but after 3 years of sleep deprivation it's going to take a while to get back to normal.  :)