Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a blessed day.

After all the stress of this week that I can't go into detail about here. Don't want to make things too public ;) We got some news yesterday. Good news for a change.

The offer for the lease and contingency offer on the house we were looking at was accepted. So even if our house in Maryland doesn't sell we at least have a "home" for 12 months. When/if...okay I'll say when our house in Maryland sells we can go through with the purchase portion of the house and close any time before the 12 months of the lease are up.

I guess that means I need to price some appliances, which I'm dreading spending money on! But we need a fridge, washer and dryer. All things our agent in MD told us to leave with the house to help the sale of it. They were all fairly new too because we bought them when we moved into the house since the ones there were really nasty and in bad shape.

While we're in the "lease" portion of living there I can't paint or hang "permanent" blinds per the agreement so I have to figure out how to cover the windows and decorate the kids rooms without painting. They'll have to live with builder beige for a while, lol.

It's nearly time to pop my turkey in the oven. Everything else but the potatoes is done. I started some of the sides yesterday.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Why is it some people are slime and

don't care what they say? I'm so angry I could spit nails but I won't go into detail. People in general are just evil. I should burn all bridges and buy an island.

My view of humanity just stinks today and I don't know if it can ever be repaired.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My kids are super whiney today, which

means for a very long day for me. They all have colds. The youngest has a sinus and ear infection. So while I was trying to get their breakfast together they were driving me nuts and I said to them "Stop driving me up the wall". My youngest looks at me in all seriousness and says "but Mom we can't drive, we don't have our licenses yet!"

I had to laugh at that one. What else could I do? It was funny. Or maybe it was just funny because I was dragging along and had not even had the first sip of coffee yet.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Brrr!

And here I thought it was going to be warmer in the south! Kerstin and I stopped on Providence Main after we dropped the boys off at school. The wind was very chilly! We did spy the door to the Ped's office I want to take them to. I just need to call and see if they are accepting new patients. It's maybe 1/4 mile away from their school so it would be very convenient.

My toes are still cold from the walk but it was nice to be out in the fresh air so early in the morning.

Just wanted to share the view of tail lights I see for half an hour every morning to make a 4 mile drive. I can't even imagine how people in LA or NYC do this every day!

(sorry for the quality, I took them with my cell phone while just sitting there waiting for traffic to move a few inches)





I'm so not cut our for living in the city!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Yesterday was an interesting day...

I had to pick the boys up early so I could take James to the allergist to finally get his form signed so they could use his epi pens at school if he were to have an anapyhlactic reaction. Up to this point it has been hoping and praying that he didn't have one. Well I still do that every day but they would not have used his epi pens if he did because they needed a specific form signed by a Dr and our old one wouldn't sign it even though the epi pens the school has has his info on them because he wrote the prescription.

Any way, with 3 kids at a Dr's office and then a lab to have blood drawn for RAST tests was interesting to say the least. It was 5 hours of mostly waiting and by the end they were all bouncing off the walls and there wasn't a thing I could do about it.

I couldn't wait until it was bedtime it was draining on me. I still don't feel well and I still have a fever. Something isn't right, I shouldn't have fevers every day. I'm going to see if I can get into the urgent care for me and for Kerstin today. Crossing my fingers it's not full. It's so cold here today I bet a lot of people are home "sick".

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My oldest son had a "family" project

to do for the 4th year in a row. It's getting kind of old but he likes crafts and such.

The project is to take a printed turkey and give him a disguise so that he won't be discovered and eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. On Monday I had him come up with ideas and sketch them out. Then I procrastinated because I had no clue how to do it. Especially since all of our craft supplies are all in storage since we moved recently.

Armed only with a half of a glue stick, finger paint, safety scissors (which by the way do not cut cardboard very well!) contruction paper and some things we printed off of the internet we made a pirate turkey. Interestingly enough the school mascot at the boys school is a pirate.

Here is the before picture



Here is the final result


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We're here!

Well we have been for a few weeks. I've been super busy. The transition to a new school was not an easy one. We were told the boys would attend one school, so I got all the paper work and filled it out. Had to drive to BFE to turn it in only to be told they don't go to that school. Try calling two other school districts to see if they go there. I came home called both and only one called back. I'm still waiting for the other one! Their voice mail even said "they might call back if they felt like it" How f-ing professional is that?!? Any way the one that called back was the correct district. However she tells me not to bother going to the school until they had the infamous blue cards to prove they have shots. Um, okay I have their shot records. Nope not good enough, you have to apply for a state form which they just transfer your shot records to.

So I travel to the other side of the great city of Huntsville not one day but two days because they couldn't call me to tell me they were done. They said they would call but they didn't. I had to wait in a WIC line for a long time both days. Why do you have to wait in a WIC line to get paper work to put your kids into a public school?

The day that I went to get the blue cards, I decided to stop by the school to give them the papers I had filled out. Well gee I had to fill out two more packs of papers that took me an hour and twenty minutes. The whole while all three kids were going nuts and Kerstin had to PEEEEEEEEE every 15 seconds. Why is it my kids have to use every freaking toilet when we're out? It's like they need to see them so they can say they've peed in every toilet in the universe.

So I go to hand the packets to the woman after I was done and she hands them right back because I don't have the blue cards. I ask her if she can just process the papers so they would be registered. Nope, not even if I had their immunization records right in my hand. They HAVE to have the blue cards before they can do anything. So we leave and wait.

I finally got there the next day after lunch time. Yes it took them over 24 hours to transfer my kids shot records to one sheet of blue paper. AND then I had to wait for an appointment for a nurse to look at the blue paper and sign it.

The school finally registered the kids but told me to bring them back the next day since it was too late to start school. So on Halloween they started school after being out of school since October 17th. The not so fun part is I get to do all this all over again because we only have this apartment until December 20th. We have no idea where we will be living.

We can not buy a house because our house in MD hasn't sold, we won't have a down payment. The apartments around here don't have garages. Dh needs one for his precious motorcycle. The apartment we live in now does have garages but they won't have one available for the time frame we need to move to another one. I really hate this limbo stuff. I think it's affecting my health too. I just can't get over it, I'm too stressed!

Speaking of health our insurance cards from the new employer came today. YAY! And so did the Cobra papers from the old insurance. I don't know how people can afford Cobra. It would be $1500 for us every month.

Well off to finally get some breakfast and coffee. I don't get to do that since we have to leave so early to get the boys to school. Traffic here is horrible and I have to allow 40 minutes of travel time so they aren't late every day. The boys slow poked today and we left 10 minutes later and barely made it to school by the bell. They made it but barely.