April 30, 2006

Are You Working Tomorrow?

I don't really understand all of what is going on tomorrow. Mainly because: a. I don't watch the news and 2. I could care less to look up any info on it online. I have some concerns though... are these people going to be angry tomorrow? What will happen in the more populated Hispanic areas? Will there be riots? Will there be fighting? Will there be rallying? And MOST importantly...


April 28, 2006

The Check Is In The Mail

And no, I'm not talking child support. That came and went about as fast as Ryan Seacrest's talk show. No, I'm talking about that much awaited for tax refund check.
I went to "where's my refund" and it's on it's way... In the mean time, my kids are dreaming up what they want. (As if they think some of that money is actually going to go to THEM! lol) They have a 16 x 42 pool picked out, new bikes, a new patio set, clothes, shoes, a playstation 2, a new tv, etc... Well, I'm all on board for the pool. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to work on my tan by actually being in a pool instead of out on a lawn chair roasting in the hot sun and timing 30 minutes, turn over, 30 minutes, turn over again, 30 minutes, turn over...gotta have a nice even tan. Plus just laying there is so darn boring!! Anyhoo, the pool is only $200 so they'll probably get it. Let's just hope this summer my poor little doggie doesn't drowned!

So the press release came out in this week's paper. You know, about me getting the scholarship. Well... Since I took it in, I got to "touch it up" a little. For the heading, I just had "Local Child Care Provider Awarded Scholarship". Nice eh? OH NO... They changed that and decided to add my NAME in big black bold letters and put the article at the top of the page. I don't like seeing my name in the press. Oh well, I had a daycare mom comment on it, so that was nice. Now to just get started on these classes. I was all set and excited and ready to go, but somehow through this looooong drawn out process I've lost interest. I'm still going to do it, but I'm not as excited and pumped to get it done as I was starting out. I mean, hey, it's warm and sunny out, who wants to be doing homework?

Oh, in reference to the child support. Ya, none has been recorded as being sent for the past two weeks and he was court ordered to pay weekly. Oh well, I didn't really expect it to last. I learned early on to never count on it.

I found out this week that one of my favorite little daycare kiddos is leaving at the end of May. I'm sad, but I know in this line of work they all leave eventually. It's just hard when you get them as a newborn (I got him when he was 8 wks old) and watch them grow. He's not quite 2 yet and his mom is due with twins at the end of May. Good luck there! lol I don't know what I'd do with 3 kids at that age - 2 newborns and an almost 2 yr old. Whew! I get anxiety just thinking about it. I think about the upcoming lack of sleep in that house, and it makes me exhausted just thinking about it. And how would you go anywhere? 3 car seats... 2 carrier seats... You couldn't even run to the store for something real quick, a trip to walmart would be an all day adventure. I'm sure they'll do fine... I'm just saying for me... yikes!

And now that I've exhausted myself thinking about all that, I'm going to hit the hay.

Good night everyone!

April 25, 2006

No Espanol, Thank You Very Much!


1. 40% of all workers in L.A. County (L.A. County has 10 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This was because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card.

2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.

3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.

4. Over 2/3's of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal whose births were paid for by taxpayers.

5. Nearly 25% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.

6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.

7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.

8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.

9. 21 radio stations in L.A. are Spanish speaking.

10. In L.A.County 5.1 million people speak English. 3.9 million speak Spanish (10.2 million people in L.A.County).

(All 10 from the Los Angeles Times)

Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops but 29% are on welfare. http://www.blogger.com/

Over 70% of the United States annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York) results from immigration.

The cost of immigration to the American taxpayer in 1997 was a NET (after subtracting taxes immigrants pay) $70 BILLION a year, [Professor Donald Huddle, Rice University].

The lifetime fiscal impact (taxes paid minus services used) for the average adult Mexican immigrant is a NEGATIVE.

29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.

So, let's think about this... Umm, obviously they know who many of these people are if they're sitting in our prisions, on our most wanted lists and using our medical programs, so let's ask this very important question...

April 23, 2006

Call Me Crazy

So, I had the weirdest thought yesterday and I've been thinking about it today...
here goes, and I've taken cover so let the tomatoes fly!!

Why can't men put their unborn child up for adoption, or at least have options like women? I am so sick of women wanting equal rights, but then when it comes to an unborn child, they want ALL the say, all the rights. And then they complain because the man isn't doing enough and then sues the guy for support and takes his money.

Here's my thing... say two people who are not married, have a one night stand... the women becomes pregnant and can't afford the baby. She doesn't want an abortion but can't care for the child either. The man and women aren't a couple and the man does not want a child or to be tied to the woman the rest of his life. That should be his choice. Well, let's say she decides she wants to keep the baby, but goes after the man for support. And let's say that although adopting the baby out would have been the best choice, she doesn't do that. Now, let's say that the man is all for adopting the baby out and feels that it would truly be in the best interest for the child.

This is where you really have to stop thinking like a woman or a man and just think.

If she wanted to give the baby up for adoption, it would be her choice and unless the man really wanted the child and fought for custody, and spent tons of money and time in court, the baby would most likely be placed up for adoption. If he thinks the best choice for his unborn child is adoption, it doesn't matter... she gets to make the call and he gets stuck paying child support for 18 years.

So why can't he take her to court to put the baby up for adoption? Why does it get to be her say? Because she's having it? That's ridiculous.

And before you bring birth control and wise choices into the loop... preventing a pregnancy is BOTH a man and woman's responsibility!! A woman is just as responsible for that, if not more. I mean women ARE the ones who have to carry and deliver the child. (And most likely take the most responsibility of it when it's born.) Why wouldn't you want to take control of that??!! Yes, it IS your body... so take control of it and what you're doing with it.

Why do women keep acting like these men owe them something? What if the man doesn't want a child? He's screwed! If the woman decides to keep it, he's stuck. I think that's unfair.

If women want to use the "it's my body" thing.. then fine, let's make them totally responsible for birth control too! That way, if they get pregnant, it's solely their responsibility! I mean we all know most men aren't thinking straight in that position anyway, so why would you leave bc up to them at that point?!

I'm not saying that a man should be able to make a woman give her child up for adoption if she doesn't want to, I'm just saying that if he is all for adoption and she wants to keep the baby, she should be totally responsible for the child and he shouldn't be made to pay support. And of course, he should not be able to have any contact with that child either and would be giving up all his rights to the child.

Do you get my point? This is just one of those things that make you say "Hmmm"... or at least it does me. I'm sorry, but men really get the short end of the stick some times. (no pun intended)

April 20, 2006

Care for a Quickie?

Ok, this is going to be quick because, GUESS WHAT, you'll never guess, not in a million years... give up? I HAVE A FLIPPIN HEADACHE and I need to go to bed. UGH!! I am SO sick of this same headache that I've had for TWO weeks now!!! grrrr Is this really just allergies? Or have I popped something and are now hemorrhaging from yelling at my kids? You know, if they'd listen the first 63 times, I wouldn't have to scream!! And having a headache that has lasted for umm, well, let's see here... about 312 HOURS doesn't make things easier. Seriously... what's with the constant headache.

Anyhoo... I am excited tomorrow is Friday! No real reason, just thought I'd say that. Actually I'll be happier when it's Saturday if truth be known. I'm not excited that tomorrow I will have to work with this constant feeling of nails being driven into my head. These are the times that I WISH I had a normal job that I could call into without making people panic. Of course the two that I have tomorrow may not be coming any longer so I guess I wouldn't have much to lose, but... I could be surprised so I don't want to risk it. I will know by next week. That is my timeline, I'm sending both families letters home on Monday asking for them to let me know by the end of the week if their kids are staying, leaving, going part-time, or what... I HATE living in lingo. I refuse to do it! I will get answers!

Later Gators... off to bed I go! Hopefully Mr. Sandman will either sprinkle some magic sand over my head to take this pain away, or slam my head into my headboard a couple times real hard... maybe that would help? Ya think? I'm up for anything!

April 18, 2006

Back To The Daily Grind/Update

Hmmm, when is my next day off/holiday... oh ya, Memorial Day. And that's 41 days away. Well, actually only 23 working days, so I think I can make it. Maybe.

My fam left yesterday morning. My mom, the boys and I got up early and went to Bob Evans with them before they left. It was sad to see them go! We always have such a great time when we're together. I wish we lived closer and had more time off work. Maybe someday.

The next visit on my list is to go see my bestest friend Gwen and her daughter Madisyn. I actually got to talk to Madisyn on the phone last night. She's almost 2 and she was saying her ABC's, which ended up in a discussion about cheese. LOL Go figure. Anyway, I think it's time she met her "auntie" Tonja and her "cousins".

So... I got my taxes all done. Sort of. I called my stuff in to my tax lady and she will be sending me everything out in the mail. Technically I did not make the cut off date and she did not file an extension, but since I don't owe the IRS, it should be ok. I owe my state, but not much and the interest will be less than what it would have taken me to drive over to her office to pick the stuff up. Anyway, I'm glad that's over for another year. OH, and I am getting my normal refund. Pretty good. Can't complain.

On the child support front, I actually got a check (about $200 less than what is owed in a check) at the beginning of April, but I didn't know it because it gets direct deposited into my bank account. Guess I should check my online banking more often huh. And... I guess I've got another check coming this week. So, that is good. I'm happy he's paying and I hope he's doing so because he wants to take responsibility. I just wish things could have been different. Only because my kids deserve so much better. You know, I actually prayed for him the other day. I had to. The no child support thing was getting me down and angry and I just don't have time or need for that. So, I prayed that somehow, somewhere, God would place someone in his life to bring him to Him. It could happen. God placed me in his life and if I would have been a stronger Christian back then, maybe things would be different now. Well, actually, if I would have been a stronger Christian, I seriously doubt I would have went out with him... but anyway, you get the point. The amazing thing is, that after I started praying for him, all the anger about not getting any support kind of went away. How great is that?

I have a date.... sort of. A friend of mine called and will be in town this weekend so we are going to try and go out on Saturday night. We've decided to go see a movie and he gave me the responsibility of picking it out. Hmmm, help! I don't even know what's playing right now other than Ice Age 2 and Benchwarmers... cause those are the ones my kids keep begging me to take them to. Anyway, I met Rob through my ex boyfriend. It was his best friend. About 2 years ago Rob moved up here from Myrtle Beach and moved in with my ex, who was my boyfriend at the time. Well, "J" hated him living there and would tell me that, but at the same time he always wanted to go out with him and leave me hangin with nothing to do. Basically he was two faced... he would tell Rob one thing and me another. I knew how horrible he treated Rob and Rob saw how horrible he treated me. Now, I am not the kind of person who flirts or even tries to become good friends with my boyfriend's friends just because I would never want there to ever be a question or problem. Well, I still felt this way until Valentines Day a couple years ago when I got stood up by "J". We had plans and when I went to pick him up, he wasn't home. Called his cell, turned off. NICE!! So after trying to get ahold of him all night, I finally called Rob to see if he knew where he was. Rob said he had gotten home and all the lights were on and the tv was on but "J" was nowhere to be found and he thought since it was Valentines Day that he would be with me. Ya, I thought so too. Well, anyway... that led to a nice discussion and come to find out we had something in common.... we were both getting sick of "J". I ended up finding out that "J" was with someone else that night and actually spent the night with her, so it was over for me. I ended it and then about a week later I ran into Rob and we started talking on more of a regular basis. He had only lived here for a little while and really didn't know many people so we hung out a few times and talked frequently. Of course when "J" found out we were hanging out he wasn't real happy but by that time Rob had moved out so it wasn't a problem. Plus at that time "J" was doing some things that we didn't agree with anyway and we felt it was best for both of us not to be around him. 2 years ago Rob ended up moving out of the area with the company he's with and he's back around my area right now so we're going to go hang out together and catch up on what each other's been up to. It will be fun. He's a real sweet guy!

Well, I need to get busy with daycare... the kids need breakfast and then we are getting the Playdoh out. This should be fun. lol It's suppose to be really nice, so hopefully we can get out for a walk this afternoon or at least get out to play. I love this nice weather!

~Talk to you soon!~

April 16, 2006

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

Hope you all had
a great day!

The tomb is empty!

He is alive!

April 15, 2006


Hello all....
Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, with family coming and taxes, I've been busy.

My fam arrived safely on Thursday afternoon. We had been telling my kids that it was my grandparents that were coming, but really it was my aunt and cousin from West Virginia. They were so suprised when they showed up. lol

I took Friday off work so we had our little Easter party Thursday afternoon. While the kids were napping, we hid eggs. Then they got up, had a special Easter snack and we had the egg hunt. It was cute. One of my little guys (who is almost 2) did really good. He was finding eggs that my oldest daycare child couldn't find.

Taylor had baseball practice at 6:30 that night. My parents had to get their pictures done in Anderson so my cousin Jer went with us to Taylor's practice. Last week was his first practice but he wasn't feeling real well, so I went and got his schedule and told one of the other moms to tell the coach why we weren't there. So, I go up to the coach and introduce myself and Taylor and then mention that I saw that they had practice two nights a week (this is Taylor's 5th year in baseball and we've never had more than one per week) and I told him that Monday nights may be a little hard for us but if anything he should be able to be there for at least the first half of the practice... OH MY GOSH, this guy went off! He was like "WELL, where do you live? Can someone else pick him up and take him home? He HAS to be here!" I almost laughed! Seriously... this is little league baseball!! I told him where we lived... he didn't even know where it was and this is in a VERY small town and we are one of the main subdivisions. Anyway, I told him it wasn't about transportation but that we were busy on Monday nights. Then he proceeds to tell me that after the games start they will still be having practice on Monday nights and he has to be there. I told him that we've never continued to have practices after the games started. He said "Is this his first year?" Well, ok, first off that didn't even make sense... but I said "This is his FIFTH year!" and he just said "Oh". So, you are expecting me to bring my son on Monday nights for practice, Thursday nights for games and then Saturday mornings for games. Sorry, but our lives don't revolve around little league baseball. I mean I enjoy being a Baseball Mom like the next person, but I'm not crazy! Then I'm looking around and notice the kids on his team are very small. So I ask the coach what the ages were.... 7 and 8 yr olds. Most in first grade, some in second. Hmmm, GREAT!! My son is 9 and in 3rd grade. This is NOT going to be an exciting baseball season! lol
So, anyway... after his practice, (where I sat and worked on taxes the whole time) we went to Subway to eat and then home. We didn't really do much, just sat around, I finished up my taxes and since everyone was pretty tired, we all went to bed pretty early.

Yesterday morning I HAD an appointment with a NEW tax lady at 10:30. My cousin said he'd go with me, so we got up, got ready and as I was eating breakfast, I was thinking "what if this new tax lady can't get me a refund? what if she starts making me pay quarterly taxes?" So, I called my dad and asked him about his tax lady. (She did my taxes last year and actually bought out the business that my former tax man owned - so we just stayed there and went with her. Well, she messed my parents up ROYALLY last year, and messed me up because she told me she was electronically sending mine, then she didn't but failed to tell ME! So I have been leary of going back to her!) Anyway, my dad mentioned something about her telling him she could just take all my stuff over the phone. So the more I got to thinking about it, I decided: 1. That would be easier, and 2. I have already been to her, she knows what needs to be done for my home daycare and in the past, I have always gotten a decent return. (Plus, she was a little cheaper than this new lady.) So, I cancelled my appointment with the new lady and called the old one and left a message. So, we went on with our day and we were in Walmart when she called me back. She said she could take my stuff but I'd still have to come in. She sounded a little irritated. She's not the most client friendly person in the world... but anyway, so I guess I'll call in my info Monday and then go sign my stuff and pay her on Tuesday. And yes, I know I'm late, but whatever... I work better under pressure and it's making me a nervous wreck that Monday is "Tax Day".... geez... calm down people, have you ever heard of a thing called an "EXTENSION"?
Very easy!!!

So we did some shopping yesterday, went to Cracker Barrel for lunch. Had dinner at home and then... THEN... we decided to go bowling. LOL None of us had been for a long time, so we thought it would be fun. So we went. My mom ended up not feeling well and my dad has just gotten home from a very long day at work and had to get up early today to go back, so it was just me, the kids and my aunt and cousin. We had fun though and they were having an Easter special so the games were really cheap!! We stopped at Dairy Queen and got blizzards on the way home. Got home, played a couple card games and were on our way to bed. We had some nasty rainy weather with hail last night. There is also some major flooding around us too. But, I'm not going to complain... I'd rather have rain and warm weather than snow!!

Today I'm not sure what we've got planned. I know my aunt and I are going tanning and we have to get a ham for dinner, but other than that, the day is ours for the taking. My cousin brought his tennis rackets, so we may go up to the park and play some tennis. Whatever we do, it will be fun!

If I don't get on here later, I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!!!
He is Risen!!

April 11, 2006

To Whom This May Concern...

To whom ever keeps leaving THIS, in my comments box:
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Ok...I know that I never get comments, I've accepted that... but this is ridiculous!

Anyway... we're all ok here. I think I have a sinus infection but other than that we're just all jumping for joy! Not really, but we pretend to be all happy when we have to. Just getting ready for company and I only have 2 days left of my work week...yippee!!
Oh... did I mention that I still have to get my taxes done? What is today anyway? March 1? April 2? OH ya... April 11th! Hmmmm. Ya. Well. Be nice to me Mr. IRS man. Please! I'm a hard workin single mama... No? That won't work? There will be penalties? GREAT!!
Did I mention I have an interview tomorrow and then the family coming Thursday, and I haven't started cleaning at all??
Don't worry my peeps, it's all gooood... I work best under pressure.

And comments are OFF... Take that!!

April 9, 2006

Not tonight...I have a headache

I have seriously had a headache since Friday evening. The kind that is right in the core of your brain and hurts no matter how you lay, sit, move, don't move, etc. Let's just say it hurts and let's just say since nothing is taking it away, I googled "signs and symptoms of a brain tumor" this morning. I only have a few of the signs, so I'm thinking it has something to do with hormones instead of a tumor. At least I hope so.

So this has been our weekend:
Friday at about 6pm, I got up from the computer, bent down a little to look out the window to see what my kids were doing on the trampoline and *BAM* instant pain in my head. I actually got a little nervous because it hurt so bad, so fast. I started to sweat a little and wondered to myself when my dad would be home from work, and would I have to spend the night in the hospital or would they let me come home? I seriously though that's where I'd end up. But anyway... I got over the panic attack and continued on with my night. Later on, I was in my room and bent over to get a book out from under my bed and *BAM* there it was again. PAIN! I felt all hot and a little dizzy but decided maybe if I just layed down it would go away. So I did. I got up after a few minutes and slowly bent my head over, OUCH...ok, not. doing. that. on. purpose. again. I decided since I could be in my last hours, I may as well make the most of it and so I called the kids to come up and watch the movie with me. I also took some advil. The movie was cute! It was like a romantic movie for 10 year olds. Of course my 12 year old hated it but my 9 year old liked it. I went to bed after that in hopes of a pain free tomorrow.

So Saturday came, I slept until after 9:00. When I first got up I felt pretty good, then I was in the kitchen and bent over to talk to one of my dogs. OUCH again!! Ok, something is wrong here. I must have looked like I was in pain too because my mom asked what was wrong and told my son to go get his mother some advil. (Advil is the cure all in our house! It's equivalent to a shot of vodka in most people's homes... Get a speeding ticket? Take advil. Hard day with the kids? Take a couple advil. Need to relax? You guessed it...advil. And ONLY the liquid gel caps!!

"Advil... it's not just for headaches anymore!"
So I took my advil and went to bed. I layed in bed for pretty much most of the day. I watched 2 Lifetime movies, watched some C-span, and kind of dozed off and on. My kids must have been scared I was on my death bed, because they were being extremely quiet and good. At 7pm I realized our movie was an hour late and we'd probably have a late fee, so I got up and threw some shoes on and took the kids up to return it. We got home, I went back to bed. At 7:26 I had my son call his grandpa to see where he was and if he could bring them some dinner. He was already back in our little neck of the woods, so we decided we'd order pizza. So around 9pm , we finally ordered it. I wasn't hungry so just got a cheese pizza and some bread sticks for the kids. We went and got it (T1 ran in for me), came back home, the kids ate and I went back to bed. Oh ya, and if you haven't notice, NO, I didn't not get into the shower at all. Ewww!! But I really didn't care.
Today I got up bound and determined that I was going to feel great. I got out of bed...good...so far nothing, then guess what... yep, *BAM* more pain. Oh my gosh. What is going on here? I decided to get back into bed and watch my Golden Girls dvds. My kids woke up shortly after that, so I decided to get up with them and go downstairs. I made sure they got breakfast and then thought to myself, what a skank I was, and made myself take a shower. I thought maybe that would help whatever it is that's wrong with me, but it didn't. So, I got out of my shower and got back in bed and watched more Golden Girls. Hmmm, maybe it's my Golden Girls addiction bringing this pain into my brain? ya think??
Anyway, I guess the pain has taken up residency in the core of my head so I'm just going to deal with it until it moves on. I did get outside this afternoon and played catch with T2. Then I just sat out on my back patio for awhile. The sun felt good.
I thought at first on Friday night that I was getting a migraine since it hurt to bend my head down, but the light thing wasn't bothering me and I know my migraines and this is not one. With a migraine, I could not have stood being out in the sun.
So, anyone know what's wrong with me? Please let a doctor be reading this and please let that doctor leave a comment telling me what this is. Am I going to die?
Is it a tumor? Did I pull something somewhere? Is this all part of being 33 yrs old?
I swear, the older I get the more things start going wrong...lol Little aches and pains keep creeping out from nowhere!!
I'm not looking forward to doing daycare tomorrow, but... I have Friday off and the following Monday, so I really can't/shouldn't take any more time off. So... I will be up, bright and early to greet my kiddos. Let's just pray that they've all had a good weekend and don't come in grouchy and screaming.

April 7, 2006

Our Friday Plans

This is what we rented for tonight. It looks cute. Just a nice family movie. I wanted to rent "Derailed"...but the rating wasn't that great and I wanted something me and the boys could watch together.

For dinner, T2 and I got chinese... we had sesame chicken, white rice, broccoli, and ordered a side of crab rangoon. Yum! We took T1 to Subway and he got a foot long veggie sub. You know, I am SO sick of people acting like my son is a freak when we order food for him. If we go to a fast food place, he'll usually order a sandwich but without the meat. Half the time the cashier doesn't know how to punch in "no meat" on the register, so we have to stand there and wait while they call the manager up... then they usually have to yell back to the people making the food not to put meat on the sandwich. OF course this would be so much easier if T1 would just order the sandwich and take the meat off afterwards, but he doesn't want the meat and grease touching the rest of the food and I can respect that. Anyway... the girl at Subway took our order, repeated the order, told us to pull forward, then opened the window and questioned the the stuff he wanted on his sub - (all veggies), I told her "yes" that was correct. She looked at me and said "ooookay??" like I was ordering something sick like cow brains. Grrrr. I'm so sick of that!! You have veggie subs on your menu, you moron!

We had some crazy weather today. Bright shining sun and all of a sudden huge hail. Very weird. We had hail 3 different times. It's rained on and off, but somehow the sun just keeps coming back and shining bright. Our tornado sirens went off, but it was hard to believe anything was happening due to the beautiful sunshine. Did I mention the sunshine we've had today? lol Sorry, vitamin D gets me excited!!

Well, that's it for today... time to go relax and let my weekend begin!

April 5, 2006

Hidee Ho Neighbors and Buh-biiii!

Don't you love to see a For Sale sign go up in the yard of the neighbor that you find to be less than neighborly?! I do!! And it happened today! Yippeeee!! "Good riddance" to the NON STOP BARKING DOG (ya, it was me who called the police at 4am...I figured if I was up because of your dog, you should be TOO!), and "See Ya!" to the trampy little 17 yr old cheerleader who likes jumping half naked on her trampoline with her other cheerleader friends, (eh eh, before you say anything, NO, I'm not jealous...I'm concerned for my two boys - one of which is at that wonderful age of 12- and these girls weren't just scantily clad...they were in their bras and panties, in their back yard, no privacy fence, in our little neighborhood where houses are very close together!),
and BUH BI to you GRANDMA who came over to tattle on my children for being too loud at about 6:00 in the evening! Get over yourself!! And SHAME on you for just sitting there flicking your cigarette when I did the right thing and walked them over to your front porch to apologize to you! For what - I still don't know, but it seemed like the "NEIGHBORLY" thing to do!! Ya, you can bite me granny!! (Don't you all just want to move next to me??!! lol)

Anyway...moving on....geez, what a day! I was SO busy. I cleaned, painted, went to walmart, did laundry (which required me to wash here and go to the laundry mat in town), re-worded some things in my daycare contract, took everything down off the walls and windows in the daycare room, taught my homeschooled kids (ok, not really but I'll make them watch c-span later...does that count?) and worked...lol And it's not going to slow down any time soon. Tomorrow I am getting up a half hour early to take a daycare child a half hour before I normally open. I'm so nice! I'm not even getting paid extra for it and I think this family is leaving...so I'm stupid, but I'm NICE!
Then tomorrow night is Taylor's first baseball practice, unless it rains like it's suppose to. (wouldn't hurt my feelings!) Then I have major cleaning all weekend. Like major! I've let some things go and now I have triple the work. ugh. If your house is 10 minutes from being completely clean for company at all times... please leave my blog now!! Just kidding. Maybe you could send me some hints on how to do that?
Next week should slow down a bit. I have an interview on Wednesday... really need some kiddos, so say a little prayer it will be a good family! Thursday I have family coming for the weekend and Taylor has baseball practice that night. Friday I am off work (yee haw) and we have a Good Friday service at our church that evening. Saturday - busy with family, Sunday - Easter, Monday - off work again (another "yee haw"!), but sadly we'll be saying good bye to family. Then it's back to the grind until Memorial Day.

Well, there's more I wanted to cover... Like all the Florida House of Reps (D) on
C-Span last night at 10:30... My new idol is Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz http://www.house.gov/schultz/bio.htm She rocks!! Has anyone else noticed that minimum wage has stayed the same since 1997...that's almost 10 YEARS!!! By now, minimum wage should be $8.88!! I loved it when she compared that to a Big Mac value meal at Mc Donalds! She said that is what Americans are worth in pay...one Big Mac value meal per hour! Her and Ken Meek really intrigued me!

Does the fact that I've now given up The Golden Girls to watch C-Span scare any of you? Cause it DOES me!!!! You know what else scares me? This...

Currently, the U.S. debt is estimated at $8,388,984,953,251.77
Your share of today's public debt is $28,108.31

April 4, 2006

Who Owns Your Organic Food?

Wow! I guess even our "organics" are owned by the big boys...

April 3, 2006

Copied From Christine (Welcome to my Brain)

I am a Frappacino
At your best, you are: fun loving, sweet, and modern
At your worst, you are: childish and over indulgent
You drink coffee when: you're craving something sweet
Your caffeine addiction level: low
What Kind of Coffee Are You?

April 2, 2006

Times Are A Changin'

I had to do something last night that I haven't had to do for 10 years...I had to set my clocks an hour ahead. Grrr. Indiana really was FINE the way we were, but I guess the farmers disagreed. The good thing is that I will be on the same time as my friends and family in other states. Oh...and The Golden Girls will still be on at the same time each night. Yippeee! lol (I know I'm weird...you don't have to leave a comment!)

Anyway, I guess because of the whole time change situation, my internal clock got a little messed up cause I kept waking up at really wacky times all night long. Then I would sit and think to myself, "ok, the clock says 4:30 but it really should only be 3:30"... I had my alarm set at 6:50, but when it went off I guess my half-asleep self must have thought I had more time because I ended up turning the alarm off and going back to sleep. Needless to say I woke up at 8:20, ready to get up and get ready...thinking it was only 7:20 and I'd have an hour to get ready for church. BUT...you know, since church starts at 8:30, I just thought for some odd reason that it may be a little too late to go. lol

So, NO...to my nagging friend (you know who you are) who asks me each week "Did you go to church????!!!!" No, I didn't go. And now I don't want to hear another thing about it. Especially considering the fact that if you were still married, you'd never see the inside of a church... so don't go playing all goody goody with me now girlfriend!

We just got done having lunch...it was yummy. Nothing big, but it was good. We had spaghetti, a wonderful salad (with carrots, cheese, green peppers, crutons, and dressing), and garlic bread that was baked just right! It was so much better than going out and getting fast food!!

It's now 2:45 and I really need to get busy. I have painting to do... I got the paint last night and now I just need to get myself in the mood to start it. I am going to repaint our stairs and upstairs hallway. We have family coming for Easter and I want it to look decent. It's ok now, but since it was first done with flat paint by the builders, it just has a lot of little marks and fingerprints from two little boys who were only 6 and 3 yrs old when we moved in.

OH OH... I have joke for ya...
I went to bed real early Friday night, therefore I was fully awake at 6:30 Saturday morning, so I just layed in bed and flipped through channels trying to be quiet so I wouldn't wake anyone else up... I'm shocked that my outburst of laughter didn't wake the whole house when I heard this... here it is... try not to die laughing...

Yo mama's so crosseyed that yo daddy left her for seeing someone on the side.

I don't know why, but that just caught me funny and I seriously burst out laughing.
Anyone have a good "Yo Mama" joke? If so, please leave it for me.