And, he told me that starting Sept. 7, he will be working 9-5:30! He has not worked a day job since we moved in together! I will have a husband at night to help me with the kids and dinner and cleaning, I can hardly contain myself!
I did do some cleaning last night, I did not go to bed until after 10. But my bathroom, living room, dining room and foryer are clean. Hopefully tonight I can clean the kitchen, put away laundry and clean the upstairs hallway and bathroom. Well, at least the thought is there. LOL.
I was mean to Steve last night, and I feel bad. He got home around 11 and I was sleeping, he woke me up to , But I was so tired, I yelled at him. I guess I wll have to make it up to him tonight!
AHHHHHH! People are making me mad, especially at work. Just b/c I cannot get what they want done right away doesn't mean I am not trying as hard as I can.
Anyway, things are pretty quiet at home. Stayed up too late last night ( ). Steve actually was home by 10, he had to go put IL's bed together (can't they do anything themselves?)
I am really boring right now, nothing much to write. I guess that is a good thing, b/c this weekend is going be insane. Van shopping on Sat and visiting Gram and Aunt Sally sunday. I get to take MIL with me. Great, I get to hear her complain and talk about how she "almost" won at bingo. I get so tired of that! Well, that's all I can think of to write.
Angry does not begin to describe how I am feeling today! Last night started out like any normal night, I came home from work and did a little cleaning then started dinner. At 7:30 S came home and when he came in the door he said "Why is Trenton's bike not put away in the garage?" Mind you, the bike was like 50 feet from my back door on the walkway from the driveway to the house (we live on a corner and the driveway is behind the house). I said "Because I did not tell him to put it away yet." S: "You have to tell him?" Me: "He is 7, he wouldn't think". S: "OK" Me: "I will have him do it after dinner". At 8 we finished dinner and S went outside to get something off the back porch, and yells in: "Did you have Trenton put away his bike?" "No, Why?"
Well, you can guess the outcome of this: The bike is GONE! Steve yelled for me to throw him his keys and he and Trenton hopped in the car and flew down the road. I know those little punk kids who live down the road took it. See, we live on a nice street, but if you go down about 1/4 mile, it is scumville. Kids riding bikes in the road while cars are driving past, garbage everywhere, you get bthe picture.
I cannot belive these punks had the nerve to come in my yard, down my driveway and take the bike while we were both home and right inside the kitchen door. The sensor light went on and everything. They have some nerve coming in my yard and taking the bike, they had to walk past two cars, and they had to have heard us talking in the house.
Trenton paractially cried himself to sleep, he loved that bike. It was his big present for X-Mas last year and he olny rode it a few times. I still remember the look on his face when he saw it, makes me want to cry. He had to learn a lesson the hard way. I never thought that it would get stolen that way. If he had left it out and we went out or left it out all night, that would at least be easuer to accept.
I called the police, but what can they do? NOTHING!
I have to call the pawn shops in the area, but they probably are going tho keep it, not pawn it. I am going to keep my eyes peeled and I have to call the company and see if they have the serial #, I know I sent in the registrattion card. That way, I can prove it is Trenton's.
This morning I put everything from the porch into the garage so nothing else would get stolen while we are at work today. But the side window on the garage is broken so if they really want it, they can get it. I will have to post some pix of my backyard so I can show how close the bike was to the house. well, I better get t work, but I might write more later.
As if I was not angry enough...... I sent an e-mail to my local paper with a letter I wanted to go in the Letters to the Editor Section and....
Well, I will just post it:
From: Kelly Smith [mailto:KellySmith@lawjjd.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 10:24 AM
Something happend last night that angered me beyond belief. My 7 year old's bike was stolen. Right from my back yard, while we were inside eating dinner. That bike was his big Christmas present from his Dad & I, and I still remember the look on his face when he saw it. That was the one thing he wanted and he loved it. He had only had the chance to ride it a few times and now, he never will again. I just hope the kids who stole it (yes, I know it was kids because a neighbor saw one riding a bike and holding one like my son's, going down the road) do not get to enjoy it, because my son will never get to again. I also want to thank that neighbor and her two boys for taking concern in the problem of a family they had never met. Your kindness will be remebered and is appreciated. My son will get over his anger and sadness, but I will not forget that there are such cruel children in this world who have no respect and no concept of right and wrong.
----- Original Message -----
From: Allan Church
To: 'Kelly Smith'
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 1:24 PM
The Record-Journal runs lost and found ads for free, I believe, and I'd like to refer you to the classified department, which will be glad to arrange that for you. I am sorry that your son has had his bike stolen: such an event is, sadly, more frequent than we would all want, and we handle them with the lost and found ads. You should contact the classified folks at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may contact Ms Judy Cruz who rns the department directly at 317-2262.
Thanks for writing,
Editorial page editor
From: Kelly Smith [mailto:KellySmith@lawjjd.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 1:53 PM
Thank you for the information. Not to sound rude but.... does this mean you are not going to publish my letter in the Letters to the Editor Section.
Thank you, Kelly Smith
His reply was:
You're not being rude. I was obscure. That is what it does mean. We try to focus the letters on matters of general concern, and, as real and painful as the stolen bike is for you and your son, this particular case is not "general." If you wanted to write in a general way about the problem of bicycle theft, its impact on kids, ways to prevent it, police responses, and the like, that would be of general concern.
Thanks for your patience,
You know what I love to do? I love to go to the Grocery Store at 7am to get formula before work b/c even though S does not have to be in till 10:45 and I have to be in at 8:30, he should stay in bed and sleep.
Ok, now that I got that off my chest. No word on the bike, I put a lost ad in the paper, but yea, like the guy who stole it is going to read the ad and say "I really should return it". HAHAHA :rofl: S went looking again last night for the bike, but nobody was out.
Reagan was so funny last night. I started the bath for her, and she kept saying "I no take a bath, Okay Mommy?" Finally she decided she did want to get in the tub, but "No bubbles, okay Mommy?" and "In my seat, Okay Mommy?" She played in the tub for about 40 minutes with a face cloth and a water bottle. She even let me wash her hair, which is VERY rare without her screaming. Then she decided o get out and tried to climb out of her seat, after getting her legs stuck twice, I asked if she needed help, to which she answered "No, I think I can do it." I could not stop laughing, she looked so serious!!
I did not have to cook last night! YEA! S ordered grinders and a chicken ceaser salad from the best pizza place around! It was so good. Of course, I would not have been able to cook dinner anyway b/c we had notnhing thawed out and Princess Reagan would not get out of her sandbox for anything. Well, only to bring me her famous Sand Castle Cake, which is just sand in a bucket. She told me the first one was chocolate, the second was pineapple and the third was watermelon. LOL.
Well, I better get to work, boss will be back on Monday, don't want him to think (know) I was slacking off while he was away.
S got me so mad on Sat. He was at the navy base for his drill and called me b/c he wanted me to bring the kids there for a picnic they were having. Well, I already had plans to have my mom go with me to look at vans in the same town as the navy base, New London, which is an hour from my house. S thought I would come to the base after we looked at them, well, my mom had to be back home by 3 b/c she & my dad were going out with friends, which would mean, I would drive the hour to get home and then drive another hour to go back for the picnic and then another hour to go home again. With 3 kids, that would be soooo much fun!! So he said, why don't we spend the night in New London, b/c we went there again on Sunday to visit S's Aunt Sally and Uncle Ralph. Like I want to spend the night in a hotel with 3 kids by myself, again, not much fun. and then my mom said, she could stay home and if I was getting the van her & I could go there during the week and she could pay the down payment (she is buying my car, and just giving that money for the down payment instead of giving it to me). Finally, I lost my temper and yelled at my mom, which wasn't nice of me at all. Then I started crying and said, "Forget it, I am not ever going to get the stupid van." In my defense, AF is here and I was tired and cranky and had a headache. I did tell her I was sorry and then she took T and R for a few hours so I could clean. Well, I did do dishes and then I took a shower, so I cleaned myself at least. Then it started raining and thunerding and lightning really bad, so my mom called and said stay home until it passes and then come get the kids.
I picked them up around 4 and by the time we got home, it was about 5. So, I ordered pizza and buffalo wings and had a relaxing night. I wanted to play skipbo with T,but my cards are missing, hmmm., where did that boy leave them? He denies taking them out of the diaper bag, but I am not so sure about that!
Sunday was a much nicer day. I got up about 7 and let the kids sleep so I could take a shower and feed Laura. I started giving her baby food. She is a bottomless pit and always eating, I hope the food keeps her full longer. LOL. I know she is young, but Reagan was eating food by now, so I am not worried, Plus Laura has a checkup Friday, so I am sure Dr will tell me to start. She is drinking 32 oz a day and that is with cereal in the bottle!
Anyway, now that I got totally off the subject....
I was packing up the car and asked T to make sure Rea stayed inside so he locked the screen door , but did not shut it all the way and Rea went out, he followed her ansd pushed the door shut and guess what... we were locked out. I had to open the kitchen window (the screen is gone b/c this happened once before) and pushed the fan out and T climb in and let us in. I was so proud of myself, I did not yell at him!!!
we picked up MIL and were off and running to New London. The car ride was not too bad, L and R slept and T tried to. MIL drove me crazy talkig about the most dumd things. I made it there in record time! We went and visited with S's grandmother (Gram) for a while, it was nice, she is so sweet. I never knew my granparents and she is what I heard they were like, so it is like having a grandmother.
We left there and went to S's Aunt Sally and Uncle Ralph's house (MIL's sister and BIL). We had sucha nice time there, the kids played in the pool and Aunt Sally invited other kids over to play, so they had friends to play with. Laura was sooo good. She barely cried, had no real cranky spells and smiled at everyone! It was so relaxing not to have to do anything but change and feed Laura. She even took a 2 hour nap in the cabana by the pool, just in time for us to eat. I actually had a meal without getting up once! LOL
MIL gave me gas money for taking her, a whole wopping $2. That will get me an entire gallon of gas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay, venting time...
Sometimes I feel like a terrible mom. T drives me crazy, to the point where he annoys me. He takes 5 minutes to tell me something with all the umms and changes of what he is trying to say. I wnated to yell, Spit it out already. He argues with me all the time, he will ask me something and whenI answer it, he tells me that my answer is wrong. Not b/c it is, just to argue! Also, he says "what" after everything I say, and I know he hears me b/c I will not repeat what I said and he does what I said to or answers me. I love him more than anything, it was just me and him against the world for 15 months. His father would not admit that T was his and we had to struggle all by ourselves. How do I stop getting so aggravited? I feel horrible that I get this way.
Okay, now that I got that out, I forgot to mention that Laura rolled over Friday night!!!! She only did it that once and has not since, but I am sooo happy about it!!
Well, I better get to work!
PS- Sorry Pam, the anniversary thing was soo cute, I had to have one.
Weight - 192
I took my trim spa all three times yesterday, and again this morning. I am so bad about taking pills, I keep forgetting! I have to start taking a multivitiman (sp).
No problems last night, made burgers and fries and salads for dinner. Had a nice glass of wine while I cooked and put away the dishes. AHHHH, I was able to relax a bit, it was nice.
FIL called and said that the police were going to a house that had stolen property (he is a police dispacher in our town) and that he had heard that there was a kids bike and he would call me with the description as soon as he got it. Well, it was not T's. Thank God I did not tell T about the phone call b/c he would have gotten all excited, just to be let down. He is collecting cans and having all our family keep empties so he can redeem them and I said if he goes with me to collect them and cash them in he can keep the money for his new bike fund. We are also having a tag sale and I told him that whatever toys of his he can sell, he can keep that money for his bike fund. Of course, he is putting almost all his toys aside to sell b/c he wants the new bike so badly! LOL
FIL is taking me to Target tonight to get T's school supplies and some new clothes. I am going to toss some formula, diapers and a few other things in cuz I know FIL will buy them for me. He tries so hard to make up for the way he raised his boys by buying us stuff all the time. When Reagan was a baby, he bought all her formula, I never had to buy any! What a money saver!!!
I am trying to get Laura to stop sleeping in her car seat at night. She hates to lie down, but it is going to stunt her growth if she keeps sleeping in the seat. It is my fault, she was easier to put down that way. I have to prepare myself for a few night of less sleep, but I have to do it. I really need S to fix Laura's ceiling (it all fell in) so I can have her sleep in he room, she may wake up less and put herself to sleep easier if she does not hear S and I making noise. NO, I mean breathing, you perverts!! LOL.
Better get to work, god I need a computer at home.
Bad Kelly, two pieces of chocolate! Hershey's minis. The receptionist should not be allowed to put those out! I was so good today, my brother came to my office to use a computer and I had him bring me a salad. I am so mad at myself.
Kathy just called, she is not feeling good and may need me to pick up the kids. She just got back from vacation and now she is sick? I know it is not her fault, its just aggravating. I have no other babysitter, I need her. MIL cannot sit anymore, her dr says it is not good for her health. I think its the crap she eats that is bad for her! LOL.
Well, apparently taking care of three kids is way too much for S to handle in the am. Trenton clogged the toilet in the downstairs bathroom this morning and did not tell S until the whole floor was covered! And our bathroom is 12x12, its is huge! S calls me cuz he is mad at T and then Rea walks throught the bathroom and gets her feet all wet! And Laura is crying b/c she wants to get out of her carseat. He says the kids are so much work in the am, oh like I don't have any problems with them at night? Oh, he used all the dirty clothes in the bathroom to clean up the water (thank god it was only water) so now I have to do like 10 loads of laundry tonight and clean the bathroom.
At least the trimspa I am taking is giving me energy, I will be able to do it! This morning at 6:30 I was organizing the baking dishes in the cabinet. I have 6 glass 9x13 baking dishes. I do not need that many, especially since I hate to cook, LOL! We are going to have a tag sale labor day weekend, I will sell at least 3. I don't need them, but I do need $$$$.
Went grocery shopping last night, spent way tooo much money ($186.00) but we had no food. Didn't get home till 9:30, way past my bedtime!
Well, boss is going to be here soon, so I better pretend to be working!