Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The dead hamster

This story starts back about 3-4 weeks ago. The hamster buried himself under the shavings and didn't come out for a few days. Troy dug him up and poked him and up he jumped!! Flying around the cage like a hamster on crack!

Troy told Alex she should leave him alone for a few days and no more feeding him vegetables. Just hamster food. And she did.

Last night the hamster buried himself again. Troy dug him up and he was very cold and breathing about every 30 seconds. So Troy googled "how hot should I keep hamster" and found out some information. If certain types of hamsters get cold they will hibernate. When they do this they will be limp, cold and hardly breathing. To bring them out of hibernating you should warm up the surrounds and stroke your hamster to warm him.

So Troy turned the wood stove on and the light but said he draws the line at hamster stroking. So before I went to bed I poked him with a toilet paper roll, he was still breathing but he still didn't react. I figured he wasn't warm yet and went to bed.

So this morning Hammie is stiff as a board. He isn't moving. So Troy covered him back up until after Alex left for school

As Alex goes to leave this morning she looks in the cage and groans "Oh I never get to see Hammie anymore" and left for school. While Alex and I were waiting for the bus Yroy put Hammie in a kidney bean can.

So now I am in charge of the hamster funeral. So I went to the $ store and got a hamster coffin, some cotton to line it with and some flowers for it.

Get home I put the cotton in the box, try to slide the hamster out of the can but of course he isn't moving.

Seeing as I am in the garage I look around at Troy's tools to see what I can use. I grab some pliers and pull him out.

Of course he is covered in kidney bean juice and pop corn.

So now I have to clean him off. I empty him out of the box onto the table and of course I didn't think this out, so now he has bean juice, pop corn and black stuff (whatever was on the shop table) all over him.

So now I have to clean the dead hamster. Let me tell you - that was fun!!

So I try to get him back in the box, he falls and lands on my arm! I finally get him in and go off to dig a hole. Of course the spot I choose had a million roots to dig though (I figured by the tree so she would know where he was).

Now I wait for her to come home so I can tell her and we can bury him. The things we do for our children!

Hey some how I got back in

I started a new blog - but didn't tell anyone and I just tried to sign in and it brought me here??!! Weird!

Monday, March 23, 2009

bag of steamers

you know there is a reason I don't have dogs. A good reason! We are at Mom's and Alex wants to walk her 3 dogs (a wiener dog, poodle type dog and a black lab). So I agree to go around the block with her. So here I am walking with one dog who is strangling itself trying to go and the other dog I am practically dragging around the block. If that isn't bad enough I have to stop and pick up steamers. Now Alex thinks this is hilarious. Me trying to juggle the 2 dogs and pick up crap at the same time.

See I have 2 cats. Yes I have to clean up their crap, but I don't have to walk around the block with it. I don't have to pick it up off someones lawn while they watch me.

Alex got some entrainment out of it, the dogs got some exercise and I got 3 bags of steamers. They fun never ends!

Mom has bought her 3rd house. They plan on fixing this one up and renting it out. So mom asked D if he wasn't working this summer if he could come up and help reno it. Now if this was MIL I'd be all for it. He would be getting paid and learning about something he wants to do (he wants to build houses).

However mom's boyfriend drinks a lot. And he drives drunk. And he grows and smokes pot. And again drives. So when we got in the car, I told D he wouldn't be able to do it. I told him I wasn't answering a bunch of questions on why. I am only saying it isn't an appropriate place for him and I know CAS would not approve of it.

D is mad at me. He really wanted to do it. But I am not going to put him in that kind of situation. I wouldn't be surprised if moms boyfriend offered him a drink or some pot. He has never done this (to be clear) but it wouldn't surprise me.

It kills me because this isn't the same mom I grew up with. Mom was 100% against drinking and driving (now she defends him) and 100% against drugs (now she laughs about it). Mom is so afraid to be alone. She changes to be like the person she is with. I don't know Mom. I don't know if I ever have. I mean the mom I knew growing up, was she just like that because that's how my step father was? Or was that the real mom? I just don't know.

I hate to bring Alex there. I hardly ever go and when we do I find something to do outside to the home. Like Sunday we picked up mom and went to the flea market. Mom doesn't get why Alex sleeps over at MIL's and not her house. I never thought in my life I would have to tell my mom that her grand kid can't sleep over because or the drinking and drugs that goes on at her house. Never in a million years did I think I would have this problem.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Alex is sick...AGAIN!!

She was at Grandma's for 2 days (1 night). Grandma said she started having the runs as soon as she got there. Sigh! I guess Alex woke Grandma up at 3am asking if she had any spare underwear. Alex tried to wash her in the sink but she couldn't get them clean enough to put back on, lol. What a cutie.

D just asked Alex if she farted. Alex replied, "If I did fart I'd have poop running down my leg right now. Does it look like I have poop running down my leg?"

Least she is in good spirits. When I was taking her to Grandma's she said her tummy hurt but I didn't pay much attention to it. Alex fakes sicks daily. Guess it was real this time.

I told Alex about me having an Olympic athlete in me and she told me she was the Olympic athlete and she had already come out. Then she finished up by explaining a proper diet to me and offering exercise classes. For those who don't remember, Alex's exercise classes are brutal! I passed. I'd rather be fat, lol.

The town fathers were looking for a way to increase attendance and participation at their regular meetings. One member suggested bringing in a hypnotist. The officials agreed, a famous hypnotist was hired, publicity distributed, and everyone was pleased.

A few weeks later the meeting hall was packed, and the town's people sat fascinated as the hypnotist withdrew a pocket watch. The hypnotist began chanting... "Watch the watch, watch the watch, watch the watch..."

The crowd became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth, light gleaming off its polished surface. Hundreds of pairs of eyes followed the swaying watch, until suddenly the hypnotist's fingers slipped and the watch fell to the floor...

"Shit" said the hypnotist.

It took three weeks to clean up the town hall.

Friday, March 13, 2009

I've got a penpal you know!!

Alex got her 1st letter today from her new penpal. She is walking around the house saying "I've got a penpal, you know!" LOL She is so excited.

Alex comes out of the bathroom the other day steaming mad. She starts yelling at Dad and I. "How hard is it to change the toilet paper? How come every time I use the bathroom I have to change the roll? It's not hard to change the roll, you know. Even the 6 year old can do it! Geez!"

So then (I assume in protest) she has started putting the empty rolls of toilet paper back in the extra roll holder,lol.

I was watching TV last week and a commercial comes on saying we all have an Olympic athlete in us. Well no wonder I am over weight! How long have I been carry this athlete around? If they are an athlete, why do I need to carry then around? They are fit and in shape, they should be carrying me! So no more diet and exercise (not that I really did) for me! Instead I am focused on getting this free loader out of me! Think about how much weight I will lose when I do that!

Alex wants a few blond streaks in her hair. I think when we go on Monday to get her hair cut I will ask the hairdresser what she thinks. Plus I am going to have her sit under the dryer to see if she can do it. I'd hate to get the colour in her hair and then she refuse!

I found out how to get Alex to clean her room. I told her she needed to clean her room so her friend could sleep over tomorrow night. Well she was gone in a flash! Now the question is, is it wrong of me to pretend someone is sleeping over every few weeks so she will clean her room? Then after I will tell her they canceled? LOL. Now that I think about it, the freak out over them canceling will be worse then the freak out over cleaning her room.

Signs you drink too much coffee
- You answer the door before people knock.
- Juan Valdez named his donkey after you.
- You ski uphill.
- You grind your coffee beans in your mouth.
- You haven't blinked since the last lunar eclipse.
- You lick your coffeepot clean.
- You're the employee of the month at the local coffeehouse and you don't even work there.
- Your eyes stay open when you sneeze.
- You chew on other people's fingernails.
- Your T-shirt says, "Decaffeinated coffee is the devil's blend."
- You can type sixty words per minute ... with your feet.
- You can jump-start your car without cables.
- Cocaine is a downer.
- You don't need a hammer to pound nails.
- Your only source of nutrition comes from "Sweet & Low."
- You don't sweat, you percolate.
- You buy 1/2 & 1/2 by the barrel.
- You've worn out the handle on your favorite mug.
- You go to AA meetings just for the free coffee.
- You walk twenty miles on your treadmill before you realize it's not plugged in.
- You forget to unwrap candy bars before eating them.
- Charles Manson thinks you need to calm down.
- You've built a miniature city out of little plastic stirrers.
- People get dizzy just watching you.
- You've worn the finish off your coffee table.
- The Taster's Choice couple wants to adopt you.
- Starbucks owns the mortgage on your house.
- Your taste buds are so numb you could drink your lava lamp.
- Instant coffee takes too long.
- When someone says. "How are you?", you say, "Good to the last drop."
- You want to be cremated just so you can spend the rest of eternity in a coffee can.
- Your birthday is a national holiday in Brazil.
- You're offended when people use the word "brew" to mean beer.
- You have a picture of your coffee mug on your coffee mug.
- You can thread a sewing machine, while it's running.
- You can outlast the Energizer bunny.
- You short out motion detectors.
- You don't even wait for the water to boil anymore.
- Your nervous twitch registers on the Richter scale.
- You think being called a "drip" is a compliment.
- You don't tan, you roast.
- You can't even remember your second cup.
- You help your dog chase its tail.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

time flies!!

Been 8 days since I was last here?? WOW!! I bought the twilight series so I have been busy reading. Plus working. And appointments on top of that. Did you all miss me?

What to type and where to start??

Oh...So Alex comes home from school (one day last week) and heads straight for her room and calls out "If anyone is looking for me I'll be in my closet blowing things up!"

Got to love a kid who can entertain them selves!

The turkey

So I put a turkey in the fridge to thaw out. The same day at 4pm D opens the fridge and we have the following conversation...

D-we're having turkey for dinner tonight?
me-what do you think?
D-I don't know. There is a frozen turkey in the fridge so it looks like we are.
me-how long will it take to thaw?
D-few days
me-how long will it take to cook?
D-few hours
me-so do you think we are having it tonight?
D-I guess so!

Sigh! 5 mins later I hear him telling Alex we are having turkey for dinner that night.

D split model paint on his carpet. If that wasn't bad enough he scrubbed it to get it out. So it went from a 3 inch round spot to a 8 inch spot on his rug. Why he was working on models in his room instead of downstairs or the garage is beyond me. Either way, carpet is ruined. I guess on the plus side, it doesn't really matter what else he does to the carpet, it is ruined anyways. One less thing in life to worry about!

The tire

So I got 2 new tires. 1 blew and the other was close to needing to be changed anyways so I got 2 new front tires. The guys at the garage gave me the old tire in case I may need it on the back or something. I put it in the garage. Dh was poopy face over it. He wanted me to get rid of it. I said I would. I admit I forgot about it. Out of site out of mind. So he put in beside my car. Now my 1st thought was to put it by his truck and act like I didn't see it. But we just got over the laundry war, do I really want to start another? So I had D roll it up to the garage. now I kind wish I left it. It's fun having a "cold war" going on the house. I miss the laundry war.


Alex renames Fat Tony - Richard. Now she did this a while ago. Most of the times when she renames the cats it last for a day and then forgotten. Well he is still Richard. I think Richard is here to stay. Now I'm not sure what name I like better for him. Richard or Fat Tony? Fell free to leave comment and have your say on what one is better.

So this week at school is spirit week. Different things each day. Today is dress like your teacher day. So we go to value village and Alex is looking for something her teacher would wear. Well she choose this flashing red outfit with sparkles and lace. Says this is exactly like something her teacher would wear. Now her teacher is a devote catholic. She is an older lady who wears white knitted sweaters and is very very conservative. I wish I was there to see the look on her face when Alex walks in wearing that claiming to look like her, LOL

Motherhood - a precious gift

Brings a tear to your eyeseeing how tenderly creatures care for their babies

Monday, March 2, 2009

living with a bunch of sickos!!

Well we are all sick. Fun fun fun!!! Alex missed 4 days of school. I have missed 2 days of work (I replaced my shifts or else I would have gone in), Dh came home early last night and doesn't plan to go in tonight, Big says his ear hurts when he burps, then his eye hurts when he chews. No comment on that!

Why are men such babies when they are sick? My Dh goes between can't do anything to grown man without warning. So I will ask him if he wants some soup and he will say "I'm a grown man. If I want soup I can make it.". 5 mins later he will be whinning he wants a drink and please can I get it for him. He asked me not to take any call in shifts this week, He is too sick to look after Alex.

I have spent the last few days in the bathroom and yet no one helped me parent! No one offered anything to make me feel better. No one did anything to make my life easier.

Alex has renamed Fat Tony - Richard. Now she has renamed the cats many times. This is the longest she has stuck to the new name. When DH kicked Fatty off the couch Alex told him to show Richard some respect! LOL. Who names a cat Richard??

I order Alex a special bracelet and necklace. She loves to chew. She needs that oral stimulation. She chews her shirts and sleeves, hair, nails, anything really. So this necklace and bracelet is for kids who need oral stimulation. Basically it's a chew toy, LOL. It should come this week or next in the mail. I am interested to see how that goes over. I hope she likes it. I hate it when she tries to cuddle with you and she has slimy hair or clothes - eewwwww!!!!

I got the car trap on Sunday. Alex gets you trapped in the car with her and then she just talks and talks and talks. "At school I play crash with Tye. He is crash and I am coco. Sometimes when a bad guy is behind me I punch behind me to get him. Tye can run really fast but I can run faster. I can see though things. I can see though my hand. I can see though the car doors but (sniffle sniffle whine whine) no one believes me. Why won't anyone believe me? No one believe that I am the fastest runner in my school either. I can run faster then the grade 8's. I told Big D that my teacher took a vote to see who had the best Birthday party, I won by the way, and Big D didn't believe me. Why won't anyone believe me..."

Shut up shut up SHUT UP!! No I didn't really tell her to shut up, but man if she could read my mind she would be crying!! For some reason when ever she is in the car she just talks non stop!

We took Little D out to dinner plus their little sister T. Little D has gotten worse. I don't know if it is because he hates where he is so much or if it is anger at me for having him moved. The last few times we have seen him he is filled with anger. He snaps at me and gives me real short answers. He is like that with us all. Basically it is like he just got in major poo poo at home before he came out with us. I have asked him if everything is OK and he is short with me. Even his Grandparents have noticed this. I feel bad for him and helpless. What can I do? I keep telling him he is welcome to call anytime if he wants to talk.

Big D wants him to do all our summer stuff with us. So far we have planned Canada's wonderland and a week of camping. I understand Bid D wanting us to do that, however Little D has ruined every family vacation we have had since he came to us. He is always grumpy and yelling at everyone. Having tantrums over everything. I don't know. I'll be honest I would rather do a bunch of local day trips with him. I don't want our big trips to be ruin, yet again. With his increased anger and attitude towards everyone...

Poor Little D. I really wish I could have helped him more. I can't imagine what it is like to be him. I can't imagine living in a world where no one wants me. I really wanted things to work out with him.

Anyways, Alex and I saw mall cop on Sunday. I knew Alex would not like it. But she insisted. I told her we were not leaving half way though if she didn't like it. She said that was OK. Half way though...I'm bored. Suck it up buttercup!! We are staying for the whole thing! And we did. She was pretty well behaved. However she kept asking questions every 2 seconds. How come they did this? Why are they doing that? What happened to so and so? sigh

Alex is making life altering decisions. She is trying to decide is she should be a scientist or a singer or a talent show performer when she grows up. I say do then all!! Maybe she will end up rich and I can sponge off her!! She can take me to the stores and I can beg for things! Oh what fun it will be!! Think of the great old age home I will be in!!

Things kids have learned

No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
When your Mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair.
If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
Reading what people write on desks can teach you a lot.
Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a tic tac.
Never hold a dustbuster and a cat at the same time.
School lunches stick to the wall.
You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
The best place to be when you are sad is in Grandma's lap.

Oh it was so cold outside this morning Alex and I both had snotcicles while waiting for the bus. Been a long time since I had those!

Has anyone tried threading? I am trying his for hair removal. It is interesting. Sorry If I am typing funny Alex is now crawling on me. She is trying to get beside me on the couch (so between me and the back of the couch). What a goof ball!! Oh sorry she isn't Alex she is Mimi the cat. Mimi is her alter ego. Oh great now she is purring and rubbing up against me. Stinking cat!!!

Oh well that's all for now. Don't forget to comment even if it is just to say hi.

Over and out

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

cut throat camping

So I spent last night with Alex. Taking ehr temperature and waking her to give her medicine. If that wasn't bad enough I had to get up at 6:30 to book a camp site!

The camp site...
You can book camp sites 6 months (to the day) in advance. So we want to arrive on July 25, so camp sites for July 25 are available to book starting today. Of all the 16 sites we wanted 2 were left to book for July 25. A 3rd OK one was available as well. I sat at the computer from 6:30 on trying to book them (you can book them starting at 7am, but I start early, just in case). Click on our 1st choice right at 7am on the noise and it was taken. Try our 2nd choice and it was taken. So I choice the 3rd choice and got that one.

I looked 10 mins later and you can not book any site at the camp ground with electricity starting July 25, they are all booked up. Lucky we got what we did!

So we will go camping for a week this summer. We have a 1975 trailer. It has gold curtains with the little pom poms on it. It like stepping into Austin Powers, LOL I love it! So much better then a tent. Plus because it is old it isn't a big deal if the kids track in mud and what not.

So Alex is still sick. This morning she was 103. Now she is hanging around 100-101. She is happy that she got to stay in her PJ's all day. It was the highlight of her day!!

Tomorrow should be interesting. I have to work 7am -1. Dh is working afternoons so he will have to get up with her and decide if she stays or goes to school. I am thinking she should stay home. Just to be sure she is over this. But I guess Dh will have to decide tomorrow.

Alex hasn't clued in that tonight is sparks yet. I know she is going to be upset when she realises she missed it. But what can you do.


How many women with
PMS does it take to change a light


ONLY ONE!!!! And do you know WHY? because no one else in this house knows HOW

to change a light bulb! They
don't even know that the bulb is BURNED OUT!! They would sit in the dark for

THREE DAYS before they figured it out.
And, once they figured it out, they wouldn't be able to find the

stinkin' light bulbs despite the fact that they've been in the SAME CABINET for the past 17 YEARS! But if they did, by some miracle of God, actually find them, 2 DAYS LATER, the chair they dragged to stand
on to change the STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME SPOT!!!!! AND UNDERNEATH



I'm sorry.

What was the question?

Just a short one today. I probably won't post again until Friday. Tomorrow is pretty busy for me. TTFN

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


My poor pookie is sick. She has a fever and is coughing. She isn't eating or drinking.

She hasn't thrown up yet but she is hoping she does. Reason being is last time she was sick, she was choosing what colour Popsicle to eat and was excited because she knew that meant her barf would be that colour.

Least she has something to look forward too.

She is hanging out on the couch today. She is all covered up. She is always hot so to see her complaining that she is cold, well that's just not her.

Dh made homemade hamburgers for the 1st time the other night (they sucked!! They had no flavour! But don't tell him that) So now he wants one of those tupperware hamburger makers. (I need am eye rolling smilie!). Like he is going to make them again. I hope he doesn't make them again!!

Hey for great and easy hamburgers, mix ground beef, box of stuffing, an egg and a dash or 2 of whorshire sause. yum yum!!

Tomorrow I have to get up at 6:30am. Our summer vacation is depending on it! You see you book your camp site up to 6mths in advance and I need to book ours. We plan on going July 25. I looked today because I thought I would book it a day early and then it was done. Well all the camp sites we want are all booked already!! Only one is still available and you can't book it until tomorrow at 7am. So I am in a race tomorrow morning to book that site. If someone gets it before me, well I don't know what we will do. I do this every year.

So Dh has decided to work straight midnights (untill there isn't midnights anymore. Could be a week, could be 2 months ~ who knows!) This allows me to work more. Dh has been on afternoons for the last 2 weeks and I have worked 4 shifts. Turned down many. 2 weeks before when he was on midnights I worked 11 shifts. So on one hand I am excited I can work more. But on the other hand, it sucks him being on midnights. Alex will love it because she can take over his side of the bed!! LOL

Little Johnny goes to school, and the teacher says, 'Today we are going to learn multi-syllable words, class. Does anybody have an example of a multi-syllable word?'

Little Johnny waves his hand, 'Me, Miss Rogers, me, me!'

Miss Rogers:'All right, little Johnny, what is your multi-syllable word?'

Little Johnny says, 'Mas-tur-bate.'

Miss Rogers smiles and says, 'Wow, little Johnny, that's a mouthful.'

Little Johnny says, 'No, Miss Rogers, you're thinking of a blowjob".

Hey if yoru reading this, will you send a comment. Even if it just said I read it. I am wondering how many people read this. Thanks!!

So I had to pick up a prescription today and the cute Pharmicist was working. He doesn't have a ring on his finger (course neither do I so that doesn't mean anything). I wonder if DH will let me date him on the side?? Probably not. Oh well I can drool.

Remember it's OK to read the menu as long as you eat at home!

Oh yes, I only ate out once last week. Thats was friday night, Alex had a sparks thing at the mall. We wouldn't really have time to eat at home and make it there so we grabed something quick at the mall.

I am eating out on Thursday, but that is my night to take Big D and his siblings out for dinner. I do that 1-2 x a month.

Eating once a week is far better then 4-5 times a week. Well it isn't better, I hate cooking and enjoy eating out. But it does save money.

Oh speaking of saving money, Dh now wants me to put money down on the mortage each pay. He really is wreaking my free loading!!

Oh well, thats all for now. don't forget to comment to say you read it. Thanks.

Monday, February 23, 2009


I feel like Seinfeld. This is a blog about nothing. Went to the coffee shop today? That's an entry in yoru blog!

Well I worked all weekend so Alex spent all weekend with Dad. You can tell. She is trying to get me with all his crappy jokes. Like this morning we are at the Doctors and there is a sign on the wall. She asked me to read it to her. So I told her to read it herslef and she did with a little help. Then she asked me to read after she did. I did and she laughed because she got me to read it. Then 2 minutes later she asked me to read it again. Trying to see how many times she can get me to read it.

Alex ~ mom I know how to spell stinky. Want to hear me spell it??? p-o-o-p. (groan!)

Last night Alex was crying in bed. She was crying because no one else (that she knows) has sensitivity issues. She is the only one in her class that has problems wearing socks and snow pants. Everyone else is normal but her. Everyone thinks she is weird.

My poor little pookie. Breaks your heart. However she has so far in the last little while. She really has!

I talked to Alex about Grandma babysitting her over the summer (because of me working and Dh working 5 days a week now). She said I didn't have to worry about her, she would be fine with Grandma. I assured her I wasn't worried about her, I was worried about Grandma!! She said, "Don't worry Mom, I'll take it easy on Grandma." Oh what a cutie!


Sigh, thanks for clearing that up!

We did our taxes this morning. For the 1st time ever I owe!! $100. Now if owing $100 isn't enough I had to listen to DH all the way home...You know if you just blah blah blah...or you could blah blah blah ... it wouldn't be to hard to blah blah blah.

Then he tops it with, "you know when it comes to money you are your own worse enemy!" Well that isn't exactly a news flash!! Any moron who knows me knows that. He says it like its news or something. blah blah blah!

Me~You have no idea how becoming a parent changes you
DH~Clearly or else you would have bought a wig!

(I lost about 3/4 of my hair when I was pregnant and it never came back. Dh and I are in a race to see who will be bald 1st)

As I type this Fat Tony (my 30+ LB cat) is on the back of the couch behind me, purring and doing his paw thing on the back of my head. It isn't relaxing.

So thats all for now. I know as soon as I hit publish I will think of something else to type.

Wanna hear a dirty joke? A little boy falls into the mud
Wanna hear a clean joke? He takes a bath with bubbles
Wanna hear a dirty joke? Bubbles is Michal Jackson.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mommy guilt

Do you have Mommy guilt? I do.

Last night around 4am Alex came into my room and said she couldn't sleep. I told her I had to get up early in the morning. She should just go back to bed and try to sleep. As I laid there trying to go back to sleep I could hear her crying in her room. Now I knew she wasn't crying. It was my Mommy guilt playing tricks on my mind.

So I get up and check on her and low and behold she is in bed sleeping. I go back to bed. I lie down and I can hear it again. I can hear her crying. I know she isn't crying.

So I have been up since 4am. Funny enough if I had just got up with her and tucked her back into bed I probably would have went back to bed and slept fine.

Alex still wants to see Caroline. I explained it was too scary for her and meant for older kids. But she assured me should could handle it. I suggested we rent Nightmare before Christmas but she said it was too scary for her. However she again assured me Caroline wouldn't be. Sigh, sorry kiddo, we will rent it when your older!

A blind man walks to the corner with his seeing-eye dog. When the blind man reaches the corner, he snatches the dog up by his collar and starts swinging him around and around.

An on looker speaks up and says “Hey what are you doing?”

The blind man says, “Just taking a look around..”

That is Alex's new joke.

That got started in the car. Alex said she is going to train a seeing eye dog one day. I said I was going to train a see eye cat. Big D then said her was going to train a seeing eye fish. Then I said I was going to have a seeing eye bird. I would hold on to its lease and it would be like holding a balloon. Then I told her the blind man joke. Now she is telling everyone it.

I went to the mall with Alex yesterday and they have the toilets that flush when you stand up. So Alex is in one stall and I am in another. Suddenly I hear her say, 'Oh great it flushed and I haven't even wiped yet! Now what do I do?"

LOL Um wipe!! LOL

Friday, February 20, 2009

so much to type, so little time

No that I have started I keeping of all these random things to post. However because they are all so random I don't know if they will make sense.

I will start I guess with yesterday...

Yesterday I played Mario cart for most of the day. It was quite a waste of a day. But I did unlock some people and some carts.

Alex and I watched the old gladiators last night. We were laughing at all the mullets. This one lady, Ice I think was her name, Every time they showed her she was picking a wedge!! How go you take a someone serious who is spending all that time trying to get their costume out of their butt? Alex got a kick out of it.

Alex has decided that she is going to marry Tye, (a boy in her class). They are going to have 2 kids. A girl names Lexi and a boy named Conner. They are going to live here with us. All I can say is...Tye better get a good job!!

Alex also was going on and on about her secret lab. You see she has a secret button that she pushes on her bed. It then flips the mattress over and sends her down a slide to her lab. You have to pass a voice test or else the spikes at the bottom will engage.

Her lad is full of boobie traps. I asked why she would fill it with bra's?! She didn't think that was funny.

She is still working on a chore doing robot. Plus she is working on hippo-mo-tizing (as she puts it) the cats into doing chores. I hope she is sucessful!

I guess last night she didn't want to work in her lab as she tried to sleep with me. It went something like this...

Me-where do you think your going?
Alex-to sleep in your bed
Me-what about dad?
Alex-what about him?
Me-where is Dad going to sleep?
Alex-I don't know. Ask him.
Me-Get in your own bed!
Alex-It's not fair! Dad gets to sleep in your bed whenever he wants too and I hardly ever get too!
Me-you do realize Mommy's bed and Daddy's bed is the same bed??

She is great fun to sleep with. The last time she slept with me she slapped me across the face in her sleep. I often wake up to her feet in my face too. It's like sleeping with a kung-fu fighter!

Today her snow clothes were all wet. So she had to wear a different coat, snow pants, mitts and hat to school. Not only that she has just started wearing socks again and she got new boots a week ago. So big changes for her today. I am sure she will handle them.

Tonight we have to go to a sparks campfire thing in the mall. Well it isn't just sparks all guides and cub scouts will be going. Should be interesting.

Got to get new pants for her all well. We will do that tonight as well. Ok I am done for today. I will do more tomorrow.

Have a nice day.

Bursting my blog cherry

Well this is my 1st time doing this. You know I was driving and thinking about how I should start this. I had some wonderful idea's. I, of course, can't think of any of them now,LOL.

I guess I should start by saying who I am and about my family. So who am I? Let me pause for a moment and ask the voices in my head...

I am a 32 year old Mom. I work in group homes for adults with intellectual disabilities. I have a daughter, Alex who is 6. And we foster a young lad, D who is 16.

I moved out of my parents house as soon as I had my grade 12. I should have went to college then, but I didn't. I lived with my then boyfriend and a roommate. After living there a year I kicked out my boyfriend, my roommate was getting married and I couldn't support myself on Wendy's wages. I was homeless.

A friend at the time Troy offered to let me stay with him for a month while I figure out where I was going to live. Well that was 13 years ago and he still hasn't gotten rid of me!! We married September 25 1999. We have Alex November 2002. D and his little brother (Little D) moved in March 2005. Little D moved out December 2008.

So that is me. Not too exciting. I can't help but wonder if anyone is still reading? I am very boring. I live a quiet unexciting life ~ just the way I like it.

Alex has been diagnosis with sensory a processing disorder (SID) and mild OCD. You can imagine the fun times we have had! It was a long time before we found out about the SID

Basically everyone told us nothing is wrong with her and we were bad parents or ineffective parents. When you hear something enough, you believe it.

I talk to Doctors about Alex, early years, teachers, other parents, my parents, MIL and FIL, parenting forum and the answer was always the same. We need to learn to be better parents.

I read many books and watch videos. None of it worked. Let me pause here and explain what we were dealing...

Alex can not stand how certain clothes feels like sandpaper. Socks drive her insane. Too much noise is too much for her to take in. So when we said it was time to get dress each morning, it was followed by a total fit and meltdown. So bad we had to clear out a room and out her in there for her own safety.

You know those metal containers you get cookies in at Christmas time? If you ever meet my DH, ask him it feels to get one of those in the back of the head,LOL!! (Sorry that isn't funny)

We finally got in touch with a resource consultant. I told her, if we are just bad parents, please be honest and help us. But she didn't 'think so. She told us about SID. I start talking to other ladies (on TP, of course) with kids who have SID. It was Alex. Anytime I listen to another parents story I could have written it. They were describing Alex to the letter!

So the ball was sent in montion. Alex is doing a lot better now. The stress in her life is less. She is wearing snow pants for the 1st time in 2 years. Socks ~ it's been 2 years for them too. She is willing to try on different pants and even tights. She is doing much better.

And so that is my life in a nut shell. That our background. I guess now I can post from time to time about our every stuff.

If your still reading, WOW get a life!! LOL. Talk about snoresville!! I mean, thanks for reading.