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Saturday, August 20, 2011


Hey girls! Another whirlwind day at the Harty Household! I woke up at 7:30am, headache free! Yippee! I went to bed around 10pm last night, so I got a lot of good sleep, thankfully :)

I got Eme and Joe and Jim and Tom ready for camps/childcare, and headed out. I dropped Tom off first, then Joe and Eme. They were going on a Field trip and wouldn't be back until after 3:30pm. So I guess that's when I was gonna come and pick them up. Works for me. hehe.

And then I dropped off Jim, and it was 8:30 am already. Which was the time that registration opened at school. So I just drove on over to the elementary school to chat with the principal.

I went inside, and got to talk with him right away. I explained how Joe had a bad experience in the first grade with school, and that I wanted him to start 2nd grade off fresh, no preconceived notions by the teacher. And that I knew that there was a slot opened from Kayta moving. ha! It's good to know people. hehe.

Luckily, he agreed without any resistance. I didn't have to pull the "She's a bad teacher and no one likes her" card. I left happy, and headed back to the truck. Captain America was on Skype, so I called him from the truck, and plugged in the volume to the radio, so I could hear him really good.

We got to chat for about an hour, and it was nice. But it was SO hot in the truck. hehe. We talked about kids starting school, and upcoming plans, and his masters classes, and all sorts of stuff. It's good to just chat and visit and catch up :)

And then I drove home, got Aunt Sue, and she and I headed to the beauty college. Terra had found it, and said that they had great prices. I decided to try highlights. Because I've never had them before. What the heck, right? I wanted to be pretty :)

And, I ended up with a student who spoke NO English. Next time, I'm requesting someone who speaks English. She did a fantastic job, but I had to sit in the chair and be quiet for 3 1/2 hours! And if you know me, you know that that was torture! LOL!v And my phone died. So I really had nothing to do. LOL.

This chickie was SO good! Very thorough. I thought that I looked like I had silver dreads. LOL.
Not only could I not understand a word that anyone around me spoke, I spent most of the time with my glasses off. Sensory deprivation is SO not cool. hehe.
Finally, it was done. And it was after 1pm. Holy cow! Terra and her friend had come and gone, and I'd only been able to wave from a distance. They'd gone off to lunch, and Aunt Sue and I were gonna go and meet Amanda later. Terra's friend had to pick her kids up from childcare earlier than me. So their time frame was shorter.

Anyway, Aunt Sue got a CUTE new cut. Not quite the one that she wanted, but it was still cute! And hair cuts were only a buck. hehe. Gotta love that!

We paid (I about had a heart attack when I found out how much a real color job cost - hehe) and headed out. I texted Amanda and told her that we were going to Chilis, and she met us there. I was SO happy about my hair and excited to show it off :)

Check out my chicken nachos. OMHeavens! So tasty! And I had about 1/2 left to bring home for later ;)

We headed back home, picked up the truck and Jake, and headed to the CDC to pick up the kids. We got Jim first, then Joe and Eme, and then Tom. Then headed to the PX to buy backpacks. I knew that they'd be expensive there, but you get what you pay for. And we usually buy those cheesy character backpacks, and they break 1/2 way through the school season. So we were getting good one this time.

And yeah, the kids were being fiesty again. Not as bad as yesterday, but still. My head was starting to hurt slightly. We went to the PX and found each of the kids a backpack for under $25. After the no tax weekend rebate. I ended up paying $120 for 5 backpacks and some Twizzlers and some sugar free candies. ha!

We stopped at the Food Court at 5pm for dinner. Taco Bell for the kids, and Subway for me. Aunt Sue just got a soda. She was still full from lunch. hehe. The kids were excited because I got them soda. ha! They're too funny :)

We ate, and headed back home. Aunt Sue broke a fingernail earlier in the day, and we left the kids watching TV, and headed on up to the Salon to get it fixed. The girl worked us in, fixed the nail, repainted it, and we were on the road again. And she was so sweet, that she didn't even charge Aunt Sue for it. Awe, thanks, girl!

We headed back home, made sure that the kids were good, got Jim and Joe in bed, left Tom and Eme and Jake with a movie, and headed to Walmart with Amanda. Jake wanted a watch battery, and we needed dog treats.

We stopped off at Sonic for a milkshake first. And yeah, I ate WAY too much of my Oreo sonic blast. hehe. Later, I realized that it was the bag of Sugar Free candies that I'd consumed that made me feel sick. hehe. I'm not suddenly lactose intolerant, thank goodness!

And we stopped at Albertsons so that Amanda could buy some green chilis. 30 lbs of fresh, green chilis, to be exact. But they stopped roasting them at 7pm. So she decided to come back in the morning, buy 2 bags, and get them roasted. One bag is for her mom, and the other is for her. Then, she peels them and freezes them for use during the year. What a smart girl
. hehe :)

What pretty flowers these are :) A dozen for $6.99. What a great price!

We headed to Walmart next. And grabbed a few price matching things, and the few items that we needed for our houses. And went to look at watch batteries. And realized that a battery was about the same price as a cheap new watch. So we just got one for Jake that was new. A big and chunky one that I knew that he'd like. He was gonna be SO happy :)

And it was funny, because some little man wanted to cut in front of Amanda at the watch counter, because he only had 1 item. He asked, and Amanda jokingly said "No Way Jose!". And he was like, Actually, my name is Jesus! ROFL! It was the funniest thing we'd heard in a long time :) That, and the fact that some little man riding a bike almost fell off of it on the side of the road as we were driving to Walmart. It was quite funny. For us, not to him.

We had fun wandering around Walmart, getting what we needed. Which did NOT include this. What the heck is Tripe. I thought it was fish, at first, but then got looking closer, and I don't think that's what it was. And I thought I saw something about it being boiled and being beef. Um, ok.... Anyone now what it is?

Here's all the stuff that we were going for! Unfortunately, we saw that the copy paper was a rebate. Oops. So we didn't get that. But we got everything else price matched. Yeah for penny and quarter school supplies!
After Walmart, we headed to Terra's house. She wanted to buy some of Aunt Sue's jewelry. She really does a great job! And Terra gave Amanda and I some of her old Sentsy bars. One that were for samples, and no longer used. I'll take it! hehe :) I was pretty excited.

We finished up and headed home. And I blogged, and we watched Eclipse. GREAT movie :) Both Aunt Sue and Maddie leave tomorrow. I'll be sad to see my family leave, but am SO excited for school to start again that I can hardly stand it. hehe :)

OK, night ladies!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Close to You

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So it's been a long time since I haven't blogged, huh? I was hurting SO bad on Thursday night. It was all I could do to get my WordArt packs loaded in my store. I had a migraine and was puking and felt SUPER nasty. But that's later in the day. hehe.

I woke up at 7:55am, and had to get Tom to camp at 8am. CRAP! We hurried as fast as we could, and got Joe and Jim and Eme and Tom read, and out the door by 8:14am. And Tom made it to BMX camp as they were loading the bikes onto the truck. Thank goodness!

I got Jim to the CDC, and Joe and Eme to the SAS, and I headed back home. I got online to Skype with Captain America, but it was the wrong day. But I didn't realize it at the time. I just thought that something must have come up on his end. When really, it was because I had the date wrong. LOL.

Anyway, I used the new fan box to make Ella a race track, and she and I drew flowers on it. Isn't it cute! And I painted Lily's toenails. It was an enjoyable morning.

At 10:20am, Aunt Sue and I headed up to the Beauty Spa for our nail appointment. Yes, I really left the house looking like this...We needed a fill. And the person who scheduled us didn't allow for enough time. So it was a rush job. And not the best. Not horrible, but definitely not the best. Hopefully the next fill is better.

Aunt Sue got a black tipped french manicure with SUPER cool glitter. it looked fabulous! Veronica, our nail girl, had the same thing done.

Here's mine. I had her shorten my nails to the length they were 3 weeks ago.

I'm high class...
Aunt Sue's nails
After the nail, we got lunch, and headed over to pick up kids from daycare. And headed back to post. And yeah, they were bickering and fighting so much. I think they save it all when they're at childcare. Then give it to me as some kind of sick, twisted present.... Well, that's my theory, anyway...

And we headed to our BDE Back to School Backpack Bash! We were SO excited to get new backpacks for school. Here's the backpacks that we got....

Now let me say, it really was a nice gesture. It was. They will be good for overnighters, or as pool bags. Or for sunday coloring books. But a school backpack? Really? They should have marketed it different. I know quite a few people come came simply to get the school backpacks. And yeah, it's clearly not a school backpack...

Anyway, Jake couldn't handle it. He was mad, and walked home. He didn't think that I was gonna buy him a different backpack. Or something. He was just mad. So I let him walk home. He knew the way. The meeting was near the pool.

Anyway, they had a little presentation for us, then the kids got to go to different stations and get free stuff. Like pens and lanyards and bouncy balls and such. They had a good time after that.

This is me, wishing it was over and that I could go home...
Aunt Sue felt the same way!
Sparky and Jim
I wanted one too!!!
Me and McGruff!

FINALLY, we were done. It seemed to take forever. We loaded up in the truck, and headed home. With more bickering, of course. Yeah, it had taken a toll on me. I took some migraine meds when I got home, and hoped that they'd work. I still had plans for the day!

Check out the new school supplies that we got from the "backpacks". 5 bottles of hand sanitizer, 5 packs of filler paper, 5 rulers, and 125 ish pencils. Sa-weet! Add it to my ever growing pile of school supplies :)

I had a few minutes before it was time for the Parent Teacher conference, so we helped Aunt Sue organize her suitcase. And I picked up in my room a tad bit. And I painted my fingernails. I liked the french manicure with color thing. But this red didn't dry well, and kept getting globby. It looked good for a few minutes, though :)At 4:30pm, we loaded up in the truck, and headed to the elementary school. Joe and Eme and Jim and Aunt Sue and I. We checked the front door, and it listed everyone's teachers. Austin and Jim got in different kindergarten classes. But Jim and Rachel (Crystals little girl) are in the same class.

Eme got teachers that do GT (gifted and talented), so I was pleased with that. And Joe got a teacher that I REALLY don't care for. He had her in 1st grade before we put him back to kindergarten. And it was a HORRIBLE experience for him. Yeah, SO didn't wanna keep him in there. And my friends all said that she's a HORRIBLE teacher. So I asked the principal about it, and he said to come back and ask him tomorrow during open registration. OK, will do!

And we headed to the gym for the introduction thingy. Jim and Joe were all over each other, and being unruly. Finally, I had to make Jim just sit RIGHT by me. Sigh. He's SO heavy to be sitting on my lap. 85 lbs is a BIG little boy!

He was trying... He really was...

Josephine and Leo (Kari) came and sat by us when they got there. The gym was pretty full, and we had a few extra spaces. They're GREAT kids :)

Finally, the assembly part was over. We went to meet Jim's teacher, and got her supply list and rules list and such. And then went to Eme's teachers. She has 2. They seemed like nice teachers. Then we went down the 2nd grade hall, and saw Joe's teacher, but I knew that we weren't gonna be keeping her, so what's the point, right?

I did notice, though, that the teacher that I did want had Laurie's daughter in the class. And they moved to Cali over the summer for her hubby to go to Grad School. So there's an opening! I'd use that tomorrow in my "plea" for a different teacher!

The kids all wanted to see their old teachers, so we went to each of their classrooms, and said Hi. Then headed out. And my last nerve was pretty frazzled by the time we got home.

I made chicken nuggets, and cut them up and put them in a cesear salad. And yeah, Jake HATED it. And accused me of trying to poison him. Ha! He's so strange. He was mad, though, so it wasn't as humorous as it seems looking back on it. Anyway, he and the rest of the kids eventually ate dinner, and all was good.

We'd asked Maddie to come to dinner with us (Aunt Sue and I), and I really thought she was gonna go. We'd waited until later to go so that the little girls would go to bed and be easier to watch. I asked a bit before 8pm if she was ready, and she said that she didn't wanna go. So Aunt Sue and I loaded up in the car and headed out.

And I'd waited so long to eat that my head was hurting. I took another imitrex on the way to dinner, hoping that it would feel better. It was Aunt Sue's first time at Crackle Barrel. LOVE that place. So did Aunt Sue!

She joked that this was her new ride LOL!
I need a hat, fascinator, like this for the next hat party!!!
These sock monkey jammies were ADORABLE!
LOVED this set!

This was super cute, but really? Halloween already?
We went and were seated after looking around the gift shop, and decided on Breakfast for dinner. LOVE it! In fact, I don't know if I'v ever ordered something different from Crackle Barrel...

Anyway, I had turkey sausage and eggs, biscuits and gravy, grits and hashbrowns. SO tasty! And a Diet Coke. Oh yeah, gotta love coke products!

We were supposed to meet Amanda at Walmart after dinner, but the headache wasn't going away. It was getting worse... LOTS worse...

It was raining and storming all the way home, but I made it home. In one piece. Without puking. Which is a good thing :) I came inside, and instantly started loading my store. But was So sick. I didn't blog, because I was feeling like crap.

I took some more meds after puking, and finished up the store, and went to bed. And there you go! That's my day :)

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Beautifully done, Sharon my dear! Beautiful!