Trap the Kitty

I just walked into the living room to find my daughter tying a laundry basket to my elliptical with a scarf. “What are you doing?” I asked. “Making a trap for the cat, for my game,” she answers. Oh, of course. How silly of me.

IMG_3719[1] He doesn’t seem concerned, our kitty.

So, that Director (of a child care center) job I had & loved so? It is nonexistent, as of mid-November. We can blame the owner & her moment of “wtf”-ism for that. She (allegedly) went off & left the kids alone while they were napping, so she could go down the block & get lunch. *headdesk* I found out two days later, when I came in to work & State showed up & spoke with me about it. Owner denied that she left them alone, she said there was someone else there. Since she kept saying it, I didn’t see any issues with showing the State ladies the video footage when they came in & asked to see it. Apparently, she really did leave them alone – that’s what the footage showed, at any rate.

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State shut us down for it. I was beyond furious (about her behavior), to say the least. sigh. She lost her business and put us out of jobs, so I hope she really freaking enjoyed that chicken. -_-

I had this plan to write more, but the kids are growing ravenous. They may resort to gnawing on one another’s arms if I don’t feed them soon.

Up next in the wonderful world that is my brain;

Cartoons promised me self-cleaning houses & fold-up cars by the year 2000. What happened?

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Sooo…

It’s been a while. Ahem. Told you I was horrid at keeping up with these things!

Started a new job two months ago, I’ve been busy with all that.
The kids keep on growing, busy with that, too!
Every time I think I want to write, something sidetracks me or I’m too tired & I’m all “meh”. I’ll try to do better from here on out!

That’s if my kids don’t drive me into hibernation with their fighting first. Rawr.
Today my daughter shouted that she was going to go out her bedroom window and run away. (This was after I told her no, she couldn’t go outside in the rain). So being the jerk I can be, I went out on the front porch (her window exits onto the porch) & waited. A minute later she pulls up the shade and.. I jumped out at the window and yelled “RAWWWWRRR!” She screamed and dropped the shade.

haha yes. I’m a jerk. But hey, she’ll think twice before threatening to go out the window now!
(& yes, maybe a little payback for the attitude she’s been giving me all day. ahem. ahh, tweens. *headdesk*)

I love my kids, more than everything. Doesn’t mean I don’t have those ‘I’m hiding in my room and never coming out!’ moments myself. :-p

Now I’m off to do laundry, as I’m back to work tomorrow. We were closed today for the holiday.
I’ll try to keep up with this thing better!

xo.

Nine nine nine!

It’s been a bit. I’ve been sidetracked with not blogging, apparently.

Today’s my baby boy’s 9th birthday! I guess that means he’s not really a baby boy anymore. D,: The curse of parenthood; you’re all “Noooo!” over your kids growing up, but you’re so proud & thrilled that they’re growing up so well. Oh, the feels involved!

He wanted a Minecraft birthday cake (of course), so I made my attempt. It’s a bit messy, but ImageNic doesn’t like fondant, so I had to make everything with cake & icing. He loved it, & it tasted good, so that’s what counts. ^_^

The kids had spring break this past week, & we went to my mommy & daddy’s for a few days. I had a great time, I don’t get to go down there often enough! Mom, Kayla (my bro’s gf) & I spent three days tearing into my mom’s house, getting rid of a bunch of stuff & organizing. Time well spent, mom stays so busy she doesn’t have time to do it all herself, bless her gigantic & loving heart.

So my DIY projects that I wrote about last time? Finished a couple of those. That cabinet I had tried? Re-did that & it came out a bit better than the first attempt. I tore all that icky paper off that I had tried, and just painted the darn cabinet.  Why didn’t I just do that the first time, you ask? Shut up! No, you shut up! Ahem.Image

Um.. obviously I hadn’t done that bottom strip yet. I ended up painting that black. yay.

Boring, boring stuff. That’s what I’m writing about. At least I’m not singing the “Iron Man: Armored Adventures” theme song to you all (which is how I’ve been tormenting my kids all morning, bwaha). Yes, i do love cartoons. Finn & Jake? My fave! & also, Iron Man 3 will be out soon. Let me just say “mrawwwr”. Robert Downy, Jr is my boyfriend, he just doesn’t know it yet. He & Johnny Depp.

Oh, right. I was supposed to do this thing!

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http://thegothamite.wordpress.com has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger award. ^_^ Very kind of you, danke bunches!

The rules for the Versatile Blog Award are :
1.Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award.
5. Notify these bloggers of the nominations by linking back to one of their specific blog posts so they get notified back.

Seven things about moi? Hmm.

1. My kids are everything to me
2. I listen to all genres of music
3. I worked in childcare for 13 years (up until this past January)
4. I was a photographer before my childcare career
5. I have two brothers and a sister
6.  I make and sell jewelry – steampunk, fan-based, odd pieces
7. I’m a fangirl. haha. I love Doctor Who, Batman, the Joker, Sherlock, Supernatural, & quite a few other fandoms.

Now, I’m to nominate 15 other blogs. (Oh, smurfcicles, I hope I linked these properly. If not.. oops. haha).

1. With Love and Chocolate

2. The Reporter and the Girl Minus The Superman

3. Some Species Eat Their Young

4. Genext13

5. Hollis Plample

6. Live Life Love Bacon

7. The Dissocial Mom

Okay, that’s only seven, but my kids are “starving, mom, starving!” and dinner just informed me that it wasn’t going to cook itself. Therefore, must go feed the kids before they turn into rabid werecreatures (again). ^_^

Do It Yourself. (No, Make Me.)

I want to punch winter in the face.

Being off work leaves me with lots of free time. That leaves me bored. Rawr, boredom. It’s too cold to go take pics or whatever (punching winter in the face, here). So I’ve been doing some redecorating & DIY type stuff. I painted my living room last week. It was supposed to be grey, but it came out a shade lighter than was intended, so it looks a little like a purple-grey, sometimes. I like it, still, so I’ll stick with that colour. The lighting sucks in this pic, so you can’t really see the proper colouring. siiiigh. Image

I’ve been doing some more killing-time DIY stuff, too. Painted some frames black to go on the grey wall. Did.. uh, some other stuff. I forget, already.

Tried to fix some drawers on a hideous antique chest-of-drawers (which I’m going to paint). Being the genius I can be when my attention span wanders, I grabbed a tube of super glue to toss it out of my wayImage, and didn’t realise it was leaking. So it stuck to my finger before I could get it off. Took me 15 minutes to get the wretched thing off (& with only minimal skin loss).

I started re-doing the front of this two door night stand thing today. I’m new to the DIY fix.it.yourself crap, so I was trying to put this red cardstock stuff on the front, with that mod podge (mod hodge? hedgehog?) stuff. It.. failed. Haha. I really like the colour of the cardstock, and it’s stuck on there, but it bubbled. Glue + cardstock = bubbling. I might pull it all off & re-do it with red contact paper. Or maybe I’ll say “RAAAAWWWR!”, run in circles, kick it twice, and leave it until my borderline obsessive twitchiness kicks in. Then re-do it. See? All bubbly! Rawwwr. Two hours and that’s what I ended up with. Then I tried to do the top. Same result. haha.

ImageI liked the blue that’s on the top (though I had to yank all that hideous gold trim off) but I want it red. My plan is/was to paint black the places where I yanked off the trim. Maybe I’ll just paint the doors instead of papering them or whatever. Maybe I’ll just kick it back out into the garage.

I want to paint my kitchen orange. & blue & red. Yes, all three colours. haha Might look like a bigtop, so I’m still working out how I want it. Maybe I’ll paint the cabinets, and I want to build a coffee table, if I can find the stuff I want to use..

I really need to stop watching DIY network & HDTV.

On the work side: I was offered a position at two different places! yay! But I had to turn them down because my lovely future sis.in.law moved back to her & my brother’s hometown two weekends ago, and I had planned on conning her into watching my wild ones (for pay, of course). Boo. haha. Still waiting to hear from Toyota, now that I’ve taken every test & physical known to man.

My son’s starving again – it’s been almost two hours since he ate last, oh no! – so I shall go toss food in his direction (a.k.a fix dinner). That’s if my daughter doesn’t sneak up on me again & give me another mini heart-attack. I think I’ll ground them both for a million years.

[[Hubby: “I know you’re bored, but we’re on a budget.
You can’t re-do the whole house until you get another job.”
Me: ‘Can I rip out the bathtub?’
Hubby: *headdesk*]]

I’m not sure how to post youtube vids in here. But this one? Perfect for the parents out there. ^_^

Computers = Insanity

So, I haven’t written in a bit. In my defense, I’ve been very busy doing a lot of nothing. ahem.

I’m really not sure where my days are going. I haven’t been nearly as productive as I want to be during this ‘off work’ time.  i’ve spent half of today trying to fix my son’s computer (again). i’m uber close to lobbing it out the window in a fit of rageousness.

He said he had a ‘bad day’ at school, because he had a headache and he’s tired. His crankiness level certainly isn’t helped by the fact that he can’t get on Minecraft, because Internet Explorer keeps shutting down. (My kids might be a bit addicted to Minecraft).

So my sis.in.law and I thought it would be groovy to give Insanity a shot. You know, that crazy workout program? So we sat down & watched it (while eating popcorn & drinking soda. Ha!). Then we thought ‘hey let’s try that!’  Yeaaaa.

There’s a reason it’s called “Insanity”.
You have to be insane to do it. :-p

We didn’t even make it through the fitness test at the beginning. Lungs fell out of chest halfway through, pretty sure I kicked mine across the room while attempting a powerkick that would make Bruce Lee cringe. Workout program, my non-Insanity’d butt. More like torture program.

You have these three overly cheerful people (who are obviously robots, in reality) and they’re all “Oh yay, let’s do this!”

So you start doing these outrageously exhausting kicks & jumps (“Faster!” the robots chant as you’re gasping for oxygen & trying to find where you kicked your lung, “C’mon! Faster!”). We had to give it up halfway through it – it’s definitely not the workout program to do if you have a jacked up back. & these human-robots want you to do this everyday? Sure, when you hook a caffeine drip straight to my heart and get me an oxygen tank.

I could barely freaking move the next day (& the day after that). I think my spine melted into goo. Painful, aching goo.

Of course, my husband throws his two cents in (& he’s right, of course): “It’s called IN-SAN-I-TY! Why did you think they gave it that name?” Shut up, darling, before I send the exercising robots after you, and then switch your coffee to decaf. (Insert grumbling – achy, painful grumbling – here).

That was four days ago. I’m almost able to walk without cringing now.

I’m secretary of the PTO at my kids’ school, right? Right. I’ll be the first to say that I’m the worst PTO secretary ever. I’ve been to a couple of the school-related things to help out (bookfair, photo day, that kind of thing) but I haven’t actually made it to any of the PTO meetings. Head, meet desk. When I first joined, hubby’s car was jacked up, so we were sharing mine. He drove mine to work on the nights of the meetings. When he got it fixed — well, I still didn’t go to the meetings. PTO Secretary Fail.

Anyway, book fair’s this week at school. I volunteered to help out a few days. Do your kids have these book fairs? The book pricing at these things is ridiculous! I think my textbooks for my college classes were cheaper than the six books my kids bought between them at the last one.

It’s like:

“Mom, book fair is this week!” Great, I’ll go take out a loan so you can get a book you’ll glance at once and toss on the bookshelf, to never touch again. “Awesome, thanks mom!”

I love books myself. I think I’ll marry them.

I think I’ve made up for not writing the past week. I should go be productive now, but I’ll probably make more jewelry (which is productive, as it’s for my business) and watch Supernatural or Doctor Who.

The Things Kids Do.

My 10 year old daughter and my 8 year old son are both clever, highly intelligent, very imaginative children. They’re also both very strong-willed. Very strong-willed.

Sometimes they try to resolve their differences by trying to kill each other.  After pulling them off one another (for the fifteenth time this week) yesterday, I discovered that my son had four large scratches across his chest. Hubby sent daughter to her room to cool down, then looks at me and says something like, “She gets that from you and your demon blood.” Commence glaring (to which he covers his eyes and flees, screeching, “Don’t look her in the eyes! You’ll turn to stone!”)

I love my kids. Even when they’re trying to kill each other or plot world domination (as my son has promised to do with the help of a microwave and a toaster).

our babies

See how sweet & innocent they look?
I taught them how to cover up their more evil intentions quite well! ahem.

They really are the brightest, best moments in my days (& life). And the things they come up with amaze me (& crack me up).

“Oshawatt! You’re so adorable! That’s why I have to kill you.” – Ash (She was playing something with Pokemon?)

“If I murder the chickens, there will be no more chicken nuggets.” – Ash
“Wouldn’t that make chicken nuggets?” – Nic

(They’re playing Minecraft. I didn’t realise there was so much chicken murdering in Minecraft. Or.. any, really.)

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