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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lazy Bones Freebie

Hey there. Yeah, lazy bones was DEFINITELY my name today - hehe. I woke up on time, got all the kids off to the bus, then went back to sleep. Ha! Till 10:30am!!! ROFL! And then I just kinda hung out and watched TV and did nothing until my doctors appointment at 1:40pm. I did take a shower and get cute. That's gotta count for something, right?

At my appointment, we talked about what my meds were, and how they needed to change. The Topomax needed to be bumped back up to 100. 50 wasn't enough. And then I needed to take them at night. LOL. I can be as dumb as I want in my dreams :)

And my anti-depressant/social anxiety meds, she increased those too. I've been having a rough go of it lately with Jake and all. I figured that upping the dose would be a good thing to do with all of the crap that's been going on...

I picked up my meds from the pharmacy, scheduled a revisit for 4 weeks, then headed home. And hung out until Tom came home from school. Then went to get the kids from the bus at 3:30pm. And chatted with Julia until around 4:15. Then headed home, and after the kids had snack, I had them do chores. I set the alarm for 40 minutes, and told them that whoever had chores/rooms done when the beeper went off would be able to have electronics free time! They worked hard, too.

I also moved a dresser from the living room into my room, and pulled out the black couch. I don't need it in here anymore. And cleaned out my closet a tiny bit and moved stuff into drawers. It looked a lot better when I was done.

We had Ramen for dinner (oh yeah, I went all out), and then I took Eme to volleyball at 6:15pm. I chatted with Leigh in the driveway for a bit, then went back inside. And did nothing until CPT got home from the range at 7ish. I was happy to see him, though :)

We worked on getting kids to bed, and got Jake to take his dog for a walk. CPT helped Tom with his Civil War report for a bit, and Eme came home from volleyball practice. It's now 8:20pm. CPT has to go to bed early because he has the range again SUPER early. I think I"ll watch TV on my iPad in bed next to him. With headphones, of course - hehe :)

Night, you guys! Tomorrow, I have the initial intake appointment for Jake at the psychologists office. Then, in the afternoon, I'm taking Jake to the psychiatrist for a meds check. Wish us luck!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012


So, busy weekend for us Hartys. We had games on Friday night, and I had a Miche open house in the neighborhood (combined with Cookie Lee and Scentsy) in the afternoon. It just seemed like a SUPER long weekend.

Oh yeah, and I got a ticket coming through the gate on Friday night. I'd inadvertently left my wallet at home. And I couldn't get back on post to get it! The Gate guard had me pull over, then CALLED THE MP's on me!!!! What???

I was so mad. I'd made an honest mistake, and I was trying to fix it. I wanted to get my ID. And I couldn't, because I had to go thru a check point to get it. Grrrrr. This MP was a piece of work. Even a crying mom with kids in the car didn't deter him from giving out a ticket on a Friday night. Karma.... That's right...... That's ok, I'm gonna find out how to fight it. I HAVE a drivers license in the state of Texas. I was trying to go and get it. People make mistakes all the time. It shouldn't cost me $100, right? Sigh.

Sunday sucked, because CPT and I were fighting. Dealing with Jake is frustrating, and sometimes we take it out on each other. That's what happened this weekend, I think. Sigh. Either way, it sucked.

We found out that Jake had been sneaking matches and lighters and such to start fires in the backyard. And we caught him in the act of doing it. Also, I found him trying to sneak and knife and a sharpie into his room. He wanted to "see what was inside of it". Still, NOT what we do.

Anyway, I was glad when Monday morning came, and the kids all went back to school. CPT left for work, and I headed out too. I had to pick up the prints for Julia's Miche party this weekend. And then off to Tom's Speech ARD dismissal meeting. It went well. I got to talk to Tom's favorite teacher, too. He seemed like a cool guy. Thought Tom was a GREAT kid!

Then I came back home, and took a little nap. Or watched some TV. Or both. Yeah, I think I did both. CPT came back home for lunch, and after lunch, I headed out to buy Dish soap. We were out, and the dishes were piling up. Tom and Eme do a good job of washing them/putting them away, but they kinda need soap. LOL.

So, any excuse to go to Big Lots, right? I wandered around there way too long, and found just a few things that I needed/wanted. Then headed to the Dollar Tree. There was something there that I wanted, but I can't now remember what it was. Just that I found it, got it, got some snacks, and headed back to post.

I made up a double batch of Sugar Cookie dough, and when the kids got home from the bus, Eme and I baked them up. We made them into Sombrero cookies! You put a ring around them with frosting, and then sprinkle sprinkles on it. And a dab of frosting in the middle, and attach a gum drop. Looks JUST like a sombrero. I found it on Pinterest.

I baked the cookies, and Eme and Lexie decorated them. And I had the little boys get ready for Baseball. We ended up leaving the house at 4:45ish, and made it to the field on time. BUT, the infield was FLOODED. Someone hadn't done a great job monitoring the sprinklers, and it made a mess.

Our coach was mad, and canceled practice. We already went to the troubles of arranging dinner at the field, and there was NO way we were going home without the picnic dinner. So, we all ate there at the field, and let the bigger boys practice hitting/catching/throwing in the outfield. Personally, I don't think that the coach should have canceled practice.

Anyway, we hung there until it was time to go to the little kids' practice. I'd gotten those water noodle things at the Dollar Tree earlier in the day, cut them in thirds, and duct taped the ends. They looked like stubby Light Sabers! The boys and girls had a BLAST with them! Ha!

Then, it was over to the little kids' practice. Jake was in the front seat, and I couldn't convince him NOT to push the lock/unlock buttons. I kept telling him to leave it alone, and he kept, seemingly, ignoring me.

When we got to the next field, I don't know what he hit, but the alarm was triggered. Crap. And I had NO way to un-trigger it. My keys are the only ones that have the remote unlock. And I lost them, remember? Crap. So it honked. And honked. I tried locking, unlocking, starting the car, backing it up, moving it. Finally, I just shut it up and left it alone. And it stopped honking in about 5 minutes.

But then I forgot my purse in there, and went to get it (it's unlocked at this point), and it started honking at me again!!! SO embarrassing. Well, frustrating more like it. I just played it off to the strangers there that it was some new fancy machine that I didn't understand. LOL. Which is true, my primary car has NEVER had the bells and whistles that this one does....

So, back to the little kid practice, it continued with no incident. I figured that the alarm would reset itself while we sat there. Not so. When we all loaded up to leave, the incessant honking started again. What else could I do, but drive down the 15 MPH Logan neighborhood, with the horn blaring. Yeah, I stole my own car!!!

And onto the interstate, horn blaring at 65 MPH. Oh yeah, we rocked it. Luckily, after about 8 minutes or so, it stopped the incessant honking, and moved on to every 60 seconds a "honk honk honk honk honk honk honk" in rapid fire succession. Much better! We managed to get through the gate without it going off. I'm just THAT good at timing...

We drove home, honking every 60 seconds. And CPT was there waiting for us when we got home. To disconnect the battery so that we could open the doors and get out. Because, when you open a door, it honks. Freakin' new car!

Battery disconnected, I hurried and put the kids to bed, then CPT and I headed out to O'Rileys to buy a $200 battery for my Suburban. We got home, and all the kids were asleep. Thank goodness!

I helped CPT put the battery in, and by that, I mean that I held the flash light. And wouldn't you know it, the second that we attached both of the terminals, the freakin' horn starts up again!!!! Are you kidding me??? Well, CPT knew how to fix that! He pulled the fuse on the horn! Ha! So now it just blinks lights and flashes funny. Sigh.

I tried pushing buttons inside again, and starting the car, and turning it off. Finally, I leaned over and pushed the locked/unlocked button that Jake had pushed in the first place, and it seemed to fix it all. No more blinking. We were even able to put the horn fuse back inside of it.

So yeah, Harty kids (read: Jake) DO NOT PUSH MY CAR BUTTONS EVER AGAIN!!!! Thanks :)

CPT loaded up his car for the range tomorrow, and I blogged out in the garage as he worked. I'm a little sleepy, but wanna watch an episode of "How I Met Your Mother" before I got to sleep tonight.

Tomorrow, I have my Doctors appointment for my Topomax. And we have Eme's volleyball practice and Tom's Baseball practice. I think that's all for now :)

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