So I finally turned the lights on last night.
You know. The lights around my living room that I left up all year long because Liam loved them so much.
Well they've been shut off since summer at least and last night I realized it's time! It's time! I can turn them on again! EEEEEEEEEEEEK!
And so I did.
I seriously thought my son might jump out of his skin with excitement "LIGHT!" he screamed jumping up and down, turning all around, and (GET THIS!) POINTING!
Even Lily was amused though she was trying to nap with daddy as soon as the lights came on it was alllll over.
She had much to say. Unfortunately, as usual, it was in whatever mixture of foreign language her little mouth speaks.
I'm so giddy. The mini tree is going up SOON! I wish we could put up the real one but there's no room and, really, I don't have the energy to try to stop the cats and the kids from attacking it.
Right now? I'm gonna make peppermint hot cocoa! And make elephant noises with my son (his newest and greatest activity) and soon? You'll see THE LIST of things we've bought for everyone for Christmas. It's much more expansive than I thought and, as usual, I'm debating getting more. Good grief.
In the spirit of my giddiness I want to know what holidays my readers celebrate so go vote. For one. For many. Or even that none option! I know I left plenty of holidays off but I just grabbed a sampling of the most common ones that I could think of at 6 in the morning when I started writing this.
Now off to turn on those lights. What took me so long!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
So I finally turned the lights on last night.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
One thing you can GUARANTEE on Thanksgiving?
I will be asked to make pies.
And I will agree.
And I will plan to make 2 pumpkin pies (because all recipes make 2 pies not one) and a pecan pie. And I will be happy with that.
Then, as if this doesn't happen every year, I will get all kinds of pissed off when someone in my family suggests I NOT bring pecan pie. I bring a fruit pie. I change something. I dare not buy premade pies if my kids are monsters, I'm tight on money, and tight on time. No one else eats pecan but me (well *I* don't like any pie BUT pecan dammit so THAT? is happening no matter what and somehow lots of it gets fucking eaten.)
Every year I act all surprised that there is pie drama. That demands are being made.
And if I say screw it then no pumpkin pie? I'll get a lecture that there MUST be pumpkin pie because it's THANKSGIVING!
People! There are a grand total of 6 adults and 3 kids. We REALLY don't need 4 fucking pies. Seriously. Especially since 2 of the adults don't eat pumpkin, one of the kids doesn't, and one of the kids is autistic and doesn't eat ANYTHING.
Next year? I'll go ahead and buy single slices for everyone at $3 a fucking pop and everyone can enjoy their own damn ass pie.
OMFG for as much as I love Thanksgiving it makes me want to fucking twitch.
Just pray my uncle doesn't make the stuffing nasty. It's my fave part of the holidays. And he does the weirdest shit to it sometimes. (I? Make a kick ass stuffing with nuts and apples and sausage. mmmmm. But NOOOOO I'm not allowed to make that.)
And my kids are grumpy.
The good news? Husband has Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. AND MONDAY OFF!
And my monkey starts full day school on Monday.
Better enjoy this weekend. Ahhh. Like a mini vacation! Once I get through my pissiness about the pie demands.
Next year? i'm making NO pies except pecan for me and I'll bring canned cranberries and olives or some shit. That's all they expected my sister to bring if SHE was attending.
yeah. Right. Next year? It'll be the same damn ass whine face.
Alright $40 do your magic. Need pies, flowers for my dad/grandparents graves, and 'lunch' for Liam. Who is now asking for a shake shake bottle.
Oh cod I can't WAIT to go to the store. I wonder if I should take 10 crazy pills before I go? Probably (KIIIIIIDDING. I'm on them maintenance wise. Lets hope it's enough. Ugh. I hate the holiday hell crowds.)
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I've been awake since 4am though I faught it until about 445. Had the internal I'm too tired meets anxiety shakes.
Then my innards started twisting and turning and making me evacuate to the bathroom for no terribly good reason or quantity.
So now I'm tired, uncomfortable, and stressed out over not feeling well in my innards.
It's so not a great combo.
Can I start my fucking period already becasue the PRE symptoms this month are sucking royally.
Thank cod Josh has today off, works Mon, Tues, Wed, then has 5 days off. Oh happy day!
Until then? Um. Lets just hope I stay sane through today. Days like this make me icky anxious even if I don't need to be.
Just keep swimming.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
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Monday, November 17, 2008
Oh yes I'm back. Of course I'm pressed for time. AGAIN. AS USUAL. But hey, somet hings never change, right? :)
Computer and internet functioning again. Where it refused to do a system recover for me it totally permitted Jena to do one for me. Whatever temperamental computer. I get it. You don't love me. But as long as you function I don't care!
So where to start? Let's briefly touch on the election since I was seriously stoked about this election season and really pleased with the outcome. It would have been a much harder decision for me had McCain chose a different running mate though I suspect I still would have voted Obama. I really believe in the concepts he's presenting and his ability to follow through.
Let's get this straight though. Unlike half the people who voted for him I do not think he's the second coming of Jesus or something ridiculous. Does he seem like a really decent man with great plans and the ability to do it? Absolutely. Do I think he has a magic wand up his butt to do it the day he takes office? Of course not and those who believe so are whacko. We've had 8 years of moron hole to fix up. It'll take a lot to get that recovered. Do i think he's a great figure head for our country? Absolutely. He and his family are about as all American as you can get. With the bonus minority aspect thrown in to show the rest of the world we aren't a nation of white pride elitist freaks. I'm really looking forward to seeing how things progress. He's just ONE man. ONE figure with a ton of advisers in the grand scheme of our expansive government system.
I am so tired of the extremists though that either put him as devil or Jesus. he's neither. He's an elected official with a good deal of power and a lot of checks and balances. Give him a chance.
Also? The idea he won by a landslide? Makes my brain hurt. Popular vote is a landslide in my mind. And by popular vote? It wasn't nearly as far apart as electoral votes.
Seriously? Let's give John McCain some credit too. The man is pretty remarkable. And showed so much class in his speech. And I really think he could have done some pretty terrific things for this country too. (if only that pesky woman hadn't got in the way.)
Okay and finishing politic talk...can I just announce how disappointed I am in the way things worked in a handful of states regarding gay marriage? Just ridiculous. I know not everyone agrees with me, and clearly neither did the majority of people in those states, but cod almighty it makes me so incredibly disappointed and sad to see such a simple, basic right be denied again and again. Outrageous. Of course this needs to be dealt with on a national level not a state level. I only hope that is brought to attention in the near future because I am utterly finished dealing with the ignorance surrounding that topic (seriously? the whole "what's next marrying a goat?" fuck off morons. fuck off. now saying you have your own religious beliefs on it? fine. except I have a few questionable bits there too as most religious statements regarding marriage also state no divorce. And no remarriage after such a thing and no one is screaming about that or calling for mandatory restrictions before breaking up marriage which if we're going to scream religion lets scream it fairly, eh?)
And speaking on a state level. I am incredibly proud of my state for finally passing a death with dignity act allowing terminally ill people to have the option of self administering medication to end their life (provided they go through 2 doctors approvals) AND on top of it having it as a medical procedure so insurance doesn't deny their families. I've watched the aftermath of a non medical death in a terminally ill patient and it's not a pretty picture at all. This could have helped a lot.
On a sidenote? This was my very first debate as a freshman in high school! I was the ONLY person who would take on the pro side. I kicked ass to. Take that people without backing for debates. :)
Seeing madagascar 2 with the special needs showing? Was AMAZING. Seriously those of you local? Email me (misformichelle at gmail dot com) and I'll keep you updated on when the next one happens. It would be GREAT to meet up! It was terrific. The lights were dim but not dark. There were kids EVERYWHERE. Liam only sat down briefly the rest of the time he was running around the theater-mostly at the bottom right in front of the giant screen. You can see his head to the right in between two seats.
No one cared as my son climbed the chairs. Snuggled up to new families. Jumped up and down. Danced around. Laughed too loud. Drank his bottle.
There were older kids in there stomping and clapping and making noises that would otherwise make people question and just made me smile. It was obvious they were SO happy. And loudly and proudly able to show it off.
Liam did have to get up a few times out of the theater because he was exhausting me as I wasn't too keen on him climbing ALL the seats in the theater.
It wasn't too busy but still had a great turn out.
And Lil sat super cute in the seat I'd HOPED to contain Liam in. *snort* yeah right.
AH HA! Found the latest info. Here's December's movie showing AND locations around the country BOLT! on December 6 @ 10a. I? Will so be there.
I can't say enough good things about it. Parents laughed when my son tried to sit on them. We all commiserated at the pain of doing stairs to chase our toddlers.
But really? It was the sounds that made me so happy. The sounds of special needs kids expressing themselves HOWEVER they wanted without any parent having to worry about the reaction around them. There was a teenage boy behind me who stomped loudly and made a deep throaty noise when he was happy. I turned around once and saw the biggest smile on his face and had to smile at his whole family as they just looked RELAXED.
Okay as for pics? You'll have to wait for more. I have 40 minutes to get us all ready and I've gotten as far as picking out clothes for the kids.
And thanks Josh for bringing my coat up from the car! That so rocked. OR NOT SINCE YOU DIDN'T.
Oh. I am so happy to have my journal back. Now if only I still had readers. *sigh* Oh well. At least I can write down my brand of crazy. That's the best thing ever.
Besides, you know, everything better. :)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
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Saturday, November 08, 2008
OMFG we're trying to bring the kids to a movie today.
It's a special needs showing of Madagascar 2.
This could be very very good or very very...interesting. :)
LOTS of snacks and bottles and happy thoughts go this way!
I'm really excited. I just with my husband were going with us this is a BIG DEAL!
Here's to higher lights, no previews, lower volumes, and loads of not as quiet special needs kiddos. I'm super thrilled. This is the best possible movie experience possible for Liam. Let's see how it works!!!
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
My son is fucking brilliant.
Know what he just did?
I'm out here making dinner.
he's in the bathtub taking a bath.
Josh is in between and he hears "ALL DONE BATH!" chanted from the bathroom.
There's my son, standing up. And looks up "All! Done! Bath!" happy as can be just standing up waiting to be removed as he was all done with the bath.
The child who this time last year had ZERO words. Literally NO words. Is now regularly using 3 word sentences. Is starting in with "please" and is putting together the most remarkable phrases ever.
He said "I want cheetos please" at school the other day.
He always says "I want xxx" to me.
He said "Daddy bottle shake shake shake" indicating he didn't want a boring water bottle but instead his carnation or milk or something else that we go shake shake shake with.
I'm just in awe. In disbelief. Oh there are still so many issues to be tackled (like his crying at school. *sigh* He's now disrupting the class with it and has to stand outside with a teacher calming down to not disturb everyone. But he's getting MUCH! MUCH! MUCH! better!) And my son won't eat worth a shit. And every morning he wakes up requesting "I want chips? Chips? Want more chips?" and then looks very sad as he repeats "all done chips" with heavy sighs and asks again. As if those puppy dog eyes will magically make chips appear. (And believe me, they would be a magic breakfast item no problem but not every damn day. And I'm not getting out of bed at 5am for them sucker.)
but he's starting to communicate better and better. He's starting to understand. He's starting to listen to his name. He's starting to express himself in ways I could never imagine.
All done bath? Incredible. Unbelievable. Remarkable. Amazing.
Now. Back to assembling nachos. We have tv. And internet. A new president to come. And a son who is using SENTENCES. Freaking SENTENCES.
This world is an amazing place.
And will be extra amazing once I give myself a hearty dose of heartburn with this fabulous meal I need to stick in the oven before I'm murdered by my hungry hungry husband.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
I haven't signed up yet this year but dammit I will make it happen! Internet or no internet. WHY is blogging via phone so damn difficult?!
So consider this post one. From jena's again. As I upload pics and figure out who the hell I'm voting for.
I'm beyond excited to see the election.
I'm craving salt.
My gums are pulsating.
I miss my internet and cable. Dammit.
And the INTERNET PEOPLE TOO. *sniff* I miss my homies.