Hey... What up? Things are good here in Good Ole El Paso :) You know, I really like it down here. El Paso is growing on me. The South West has really grown on me.
Anyway, before I headed to bed last night, I realized that my phone had slipped into the couch. And had fallen into the space where the bottom and back of the couch meet. And I couldn't get it! It was stuck in the lining or something. But I could sure get a lot of other crap!
I pulled a bunch of junk out of the couch. DVD's, books, trash, misc junk. And then I stabbed my finger on something ouchy! I eventually found what it was. A rotary cutter tool for fabric! It was the blade! I'd pulled the cutter tool out already :(
Anyway, I'd let it bleed for quite a while, then put a bandaid on it. And after about 30 minutes, finally figured out how to get that silly phone out of the feakin' couch! And went to bed, but it was 11:30pm when I went to bed :(
I woke up at 5:25am, and got ready for Seminary. I got Jake ready, and we headed out the door. He slept the whole way there. He seemed a bit grouchy. I told him to grab his scriptures as he headed in, and he freaked out. Sigh. It was gonna be one of those days.
I went back to sleep, and woke up a few minutes before seminary got over. Jake and I headed back to post. We enjoy listening to the morning show on the local rock station on the 10 minute drive back to post. They had some comedian on there this morning, and she was pretty funny.
We got back home, and saw Tom off to the bus. And got the other kids ready for the bus. I looked for my Franklin Mountains park pass, but I just couldn't seem to find it in my wallet. I knew it was Green, and I knew right where it should have been, but it wasn't there.... hmmmm. I wondered if maybe Captain America had borrowed it when he was home for R&R, and just didn't put it back? I emailed him, and texted Kari to let her know. We decided to just walk the loop instead.
I took the kids to the bus stop, and chatted with the girls. We invited a few more girls to the movies today, and more to the facials thing on next tuesday. SO much fun!
I always like expanding my group, you know. So I always try and invite new people out for fun activities and such. Rebecca from the bus stop said that she'd go to the facials thing with us, and Liz from the pool was going to the movies with us today! Sweet!
Oh yeah, here's my finger from last night. poor me!
After the bus stop, I headed back to the house. I told Jake to go to the bus at 7:45am. He was like, How am I gonna know when its time???? Um, look at a clock? Go now? Set an alarm? You're freakin' 14 and a freshman in High School? Figure it out? Sigh. Just don't miss the bus, because I'm going exercising. He frustrates me sometimes.... And sometimes I'm better at dealing with him than others...
Anyway, Kari and I started off on our workout. And I felt SO much better than when we were walking on Tuesday night. We walked and chatted and talked about kids and life and husbands and such. It was a great walk and a greater talk. Kari is a wonderful friend and I'm so blessed to have her :)
About 15 minutes before the wlk was over, Jake texted. He'd missed the bus. Sigh. I was angry. I texted him. YOU'RE GROUNDED. CLEAN THE HOUSE. Then I calmed down. And thought about it. That doesn't teach him anything. What would teach him to be on time to the bus. Going to the bus early would teach him to be on time. So, for tomorrow, and all of next week, he has to go to the bus 30 minutes early.
And I'd drive him up to school and he'd be tardy for today. And he'd have to go to the office and get his own tardy slip. Which is a lot for him... Anyway, we finished up the walk, and I got Jake from home and headed up to Austin High to drop Jake off. Then headed back home.
Here I am, proud of myself for walking 4 miles today :)
I showered and got ready and soon it was time to go. I wanted to wear my new hat that I'd gotten at Fallas the day before. The black fadora style one. And to use the new zebra shell for the Miche purse. I was pretty excited. Yeah, I kinda looked like a female version of Micheal Jackson, but I didn't care. ROFL!
Kari came to pick me put at 9:45am, and we headed up to building 440 for the Autism Support group meeting. We met Liz there, and stayed for about an hour. It really was a great meeting. I like to go and hear what all the other moms are going through. I was actually sad when we had to leave early! hehe :)
See, with my hair pulled back, and the hat, can you see the Michael Jackson-esque look???
Kari was driving, and we took Liz with us. We drove over and picked up Amanda, then swung by and picked up Veronica. And off we went to see Super 8. We got there right as the movie was starting. We bought the popcorn and drinks and headed into the theater. Maggie and Tom were already in there.
I really like the movie. Despite all the potty mouth middle school pre-pubescent boy talk, I really like it! hehe. I jumped and startled and had a great time with the girls! And I didn't fall asleep once! Or even think I was gonna! I definitely passed the test! I can pay full price and see Contagion now :) Sa-weet!
Our popcorn came with free refills, so on the way out, we refilled it one more time as an afternoon snack for the kids. Who doesn't like movie popcorn, right? hehe. They'd be excited :)
We chatted forever in the parking lot of the movie theater, then headed back on post. Kari dropped Amanda and I off at Amanda's house, and Amanda and I headed to Bassett Center. I wanted to get some new hair clippies and a few new scarfs. Then we went to the 2 for $15 phone cover store. I got one, and I got one for Kari. Then to Target. I got some Vanilla Coke Zero. We'll see how it is. Can't be any worse than anything else, right? Ha! And it was on sale.
And these footed jammies were pretty schmezy. what do ya think??? hehe.
I really liked the socks! I bought them! And wore them to Jims game tonight. hehe. I'm such a dork. LOL.
What I really needed was contact solution cleaner. That stuff with peroxide in it. And it was the last stuff that I needed. We headed to the front and paid. Then headed back to post. It's SO handy having the Jeb gate open at 2. Cause it's SO close!
We got the kids from the bus, and headed home. And yeah, the house was trashed. And the kids were on ban from fun. Complete ban. Until chores were done. Luckily, it only took them about 30-40 minutes.
And my house was clean again! I makes me happy when the house is clean! And everyone feels SO much better! We finished off the butterfinger, and got them individually bagged out. And I started on cooking dinner. And I watched an episode of Prison Break.
Check out the cricket that Tom found in the fake Scentsy warmer! LOL! Super nasty :)
Jake got done with chores first, then Eme. Then Jake. Then Joe. And they got their movie popcorn. And then had dinner. Then got their butterfingers. Then had free time. It was great. Except for poor Jim. He never finished chores. He never finished chores. So he never got the movie popcorn. Or the butterfinger. And he STILL didn't clean. Freakin kid...
And I don't know how, but before I knew it, it was 6:16pm, and it was totally time to go to soccer, and Jim wasn't dressed. And didn't know where his clothes were. At all! We found a tiny pair of black shorts. Like a pair of 5's. He wears a 16. I stretched them as far as they'd possibly go. And I grabbed a dark yellow shirt of mine. And turned it inside out.
And grabbed a few baggies of butterfingers to pass out to my friends, grabbed some soccer socks and shin guards and cleats and Jim and hit the road. We were late, but we were there. I brought the drink for the team, left it on the bench, and went to sit by the other moms. Kari got there a few minutes after me. She was even later than me - ha!
We decided that coming late to the game was great, because it helped the game get over faster! Spoken like a true Soccer mom slacker :)
Kari and I visited for the 30 minutes or so that the game lasted, then passed out the snacks and drinks to the players, then headed home. I swung by Amandas house on the way home and delivered the butterfingers, and realized that my finger was bleeding again! I'd done too much this evening and it'd cracked open again :(
Amanda sent me home with her left over salmon. Holy crap! Left over salmon??? Really??? I was so freaking excited!!!
I swung by Kari's house and dropped off butterfingers for her family, then went home. I got all my kids to bed, and started on my blog. Jake, though, was having a rough night. Poor kid. And all over a bookmarker. Because, bless his hear, he couldn't fathom making a bookmark that was not printed on cardstock.
Just take a plain piece of paper. Or a piece of trash from the trash can. Or something from the floor. Anything can be a bookmark. Oh no. Not in Jake's head. It has to be JUSt the right thickness. And look. And feel. Sigh. I finally found a battery package for him. The cardboard backing. 1/2 of that worked just great for him.
And he finally went to bed. Because we were out of ink. That's where I was going with this story. hehe. I knew I had a point to all of this random story-ing. hehe. Anyway, so Jake finally went to bed, and here it is, 11pm again. How the crap do I keep letting this happen?
I'm sleepy I need more rest. But prison Break is just so good! I guess I need to watch some during the day, right? 3 epiodes at ight is just not enought :) hehe. But I'm falling asleep again, as this sentence before is proof.
night all! See ya tomorro!
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Sharon, my dear! Fabulous! I can sure us this one! More than I wish I could. Ha! We have blood all the time! hehe.