Aaron and I watched Bring It On last weekend. Well he fell in love with it and thus watched it multiple times in the last 5 days. Well that came to an end yesterday. Chris called me on my way to work last night and asked where the DVD was. I had taken it away because I had heard Ryan in the kitchen singing... "I swear I'm not a whore!" A line from the movie. So guess Aaron will have to find a new movie to love!
So the boys went downstairs to play this morning around 9...they were quiet so I let them. Around 11 Am I started to wonder what they were up too... but didn't want to disturb them because they were being quiet and nice.
So I went downstairs not to long ago to find pop cans all over the floor in the furnace room where we keep the freezer and extra fridge...Two 12 packs stacked up and a paint can. Seems then little ingenious shits decided to make a tower, climb, get the freezer key and get into the freezer. OK fine... so they stole a Freezie Pop.
Upon further investigation I found a total of 32 Freezie Pop wrappers in the garbage can. I have never laughed so hard in my life... I called Chris and asked him how many he moved the other night from the fridge freezer to the locked freezer. He said about 40. Which coincided with the 7 Freezie Pops I found left over.
The girls are off to school and life is returning to normal. Structure and schedules are a beautiful thing. Getting ready to take Ryan to preschool then it is time to take down the Christmas decorations and get the week started!
New year, means new starts? Right? So yesterday I started going through my dresser drawers. So far I have a laundry basket full of stuff to get rid of and a bag of garbage. So I will continue my task today with my bathroom cupboards. Then my closet. My goal???? get through all the drawers and closets etc before my garage sale in June. The biggest task will be the toys. They have to go, have to. The kids don't play with them, and they are cluttering my basement. But unfortunately I think that task may have to wait till Feb, or at the latest April - After DI is done.
Yeah 2010 has finally arrived! I am sooooo glad to be done with 2009. It wasn't an entirely BAD year, but it definitely wasn't a stellar year. There were ups for every down.
Down: The Club closing for rennovation Up: I was able to file for unemployment - a good thing since as a server this wouldn't have been the case at any other restaurant Down: The Red River flooding - Lots of downsides to this - Cancellation of the State DI tournament, Continued unemployment, Kids missing school Up: Girls got to travel to Global Finals in TN for DI, I got to continue filing for unemployment and the governor pardoned all school days missed due to the flood Down: My aunts diagnosis of pancreatic cancer Up: I finally got to meet my cousin after 34 years spending time with her and my aunt, as well as my parents and the rest of my aunts and uncles from my dad's side of the family Down: Losing my friend Pam after a courageous 3 1/2 yr battle with Ovarian Cancer Up: She is at peace and my memories of her, never forgotten.
But moving on to 2010! We are looking forward to a very busy year. Who know what it will bring. Already we have had an interesting start. Aaron was deemed the meanest boy in the house and then fell shortly afterward on his knee. We discovered he fell on a toothpick downstairs - leftover from a DI challenge and the tip broke off and embedded in his knee. After 15 minutes of him screaming and me holding him hostage, Chris was finally able to pull it out. It was almost a half an inch long!!! 15 minutes later he passed out from exhaustion. Happy New Year to us!~ HAHAHAHAHA!
And so it begins...the month from hell. OK just kidding. I love this time of year but at the same time I HATE this time of year. Hate? WHy? because starting today I will be working 20 shifts in the next 23 days, all while praying that the money I make this month will make up for the lack of money I made this year. It has been a sad year for all I know in terms of the economy, and that means the country club was hit as well. Yet surprisingly the club got new wine glasses and dishes this year, and no one got raises. Something to ponder later I guess. hahaha!
But onto why I love this season...The house looks beautiful, the kids are excited, the shopping is done and it caps off the year. I am forturnate enough this year to make Meghan's folk dance, handchimes and choir concert this year. They scheduled it on a Monday this year. The one day I don't work. hahaha! I get to go with Ryan to Santa's Village again with his preschool. FUN! Chris takes extra vacation days so we can be home together and the family is all coming at the end of the month.
I am hoping for a wonderful Holiday season this year. The year has not had many bright spots and we are definitely in need of one soon. What better than Christmas and Jesus's birth.
So Happy Holidays everyone and here's to a fabulous 2010!
HAHAHA! I work so hard on costumes for 3 months and then in one night it is all over. LOL Next year I think we should do a haunted house the night before Halloween. Oh what fun that will be. The costumes came out great and I am really happy with them. Aaron and Katie were especially cute! Wahoo...till next year!