so the past weekend wasn't too bad...LONG, but not bad...we got a load of stuff back to WA (including my washer and dryer) and got the majority of it unloaded and put away...at least the part that was going into the house! now we also need to clean out the garage
got 2 of the mostly dug post holes redug and filled with posts and cement....HEY, I COULD actually hang a gate if I wanted! no fence, but we got the gate! SHEESH...we also had a bbq at the folks place...gave Dad a gift...with it a note that said we noticed you have been shirking your duties, maybe this will help...in it? a bag of newborn diapers...they about deafened each other when they both noticed the newborn part....oh yeah, and I got a cradle thing too at OUAC...really nice one I might add! Mark wasn't thrilled but we were spatting anyway (I can't wait for the stress level to go back down, he is such a bear when he is stressed) and he said if I wanted it to go ahead...he didn't like it but if I wanted it...WRONG ANSWER, I GOT IT! oh my but it is really pretty!
and got a few things done yesterday...not so much cleaning or packing but cooking and planning...and calling and getting a shut off date set up...today Brian and I are heading to the zoo for the last time (they just opened the monkey exhibit) and this weekend we are headed to Yellowstone...I CAN'T WAIT!
OH YEAH, and we have company coming tomorrow for dinner, so I am also headed to Winco for ribs......YUMMMMMMMYYYYYY
so, other than that...not too much morning sickness but I could eat a cow if I am not careful! I feel almost not preg and it is starting to scare me a lil....overall things are going well I guess...not much to say really
oh yeah, when we were home, we discovered a mouse problem.....we trapped 12 mice! EEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
THAT IS DISGUSTING! cats couldn't get em, but they can now.....NO DECON just traps...hey, at least they aren't in the house anymore! YUCK
OK, gonna post this is MY journal too as I really REALLY don't wanna loose it, THEN, I am gonna go find it...this is just WAAAAAAAAAAAY too good to pass up!
to whomever wrote it
A speech that should be delivered ~ STOLEN FROM THE ANYTHING BOARD!
WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT TO TURN ON THE TV AND HEAR GEORGE W. BUSH OR JOHN KERRY GIVE THE FOLLOWING SPEECH?
My Fellow Americans:
As you all know, the defeat of Iraq regime has been completed. Since
congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our mission in Iraq is complete.
This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American
forces from Iraq. This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now
to begin the reckoning.
Before me, I have two lists. One list contains the names of countries
which have stood by our side during the Iraq conflict. This list is
short. The United Kingdom, Spain, Bulgaria, Australia, and Poland are
some of the countries listed there.
The other list contains everyone not on the first list. Most of the
worlds nations are on that list. My press secretary will be distributing
copies of both lists later this evening.
Let me start by saying that effective immediately, foreign aid to those
nations on List 2 ceases immediately and indefinitely. The money saved
during the first year alone will pretty much pay for the costs of the
The American people are no longer going to pour money into third world Hell-holes and watch those government leaders grow fat on corruption.
Need help with a famine? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France.
In the future, together with Congress, I will work to redirect this
money toward solving the vexing social problems we still have at home.
On that note, a word to terrorist organizations. Screw with us and we
will hunt you down and eliminate you and all your friends from the face
of the earth. Thirsting for a gutsy country to terrorize? Try France, or
To Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Yo, boys. Work out a peace deal
now. Just note that Camp David is closed. Maybe all of you can go to
Russia for negotiations. They have some great palaces there. Big tables, too. I am ordering the immediate severing of diplomatic relations with France, Germany, and Russia. Thanks for all your help, comrades. We are retiring from NATO as well. Bon chance, mes amis.
I have instructed the Mayor of New York City to begin towing the many
UN diplomatic vehicles located in Manhattan with more than two unpaid
parking tickets to sites where those vehicles will be stripped, shredded
and crushed. I don't care about whatever treaty pertains to this. You
creeps have tens of thousands of unpaid tickets. Pay those tickets
tomorrow or watch your precious Benzes, Beamers, and limos be turned over to some of the finest chop shops in the world. I love New York.
A special note to our neighbors. Canada is on List 2. Since we are
likely to be seeing a lot more of each other, you folks might want to
try not pissing us off for a change. Mexico is also on List 2. President
Fox and his entire corrupt government really need an attitude
adjustment. I will have a couple extra tank and infantry divisions
sitting around. Guess where I am going to put em? Yep, border security.
So start doing something with your oil. Oh, by the way, the United States is abrogating the NAFTA treaty ---starting now.
We are tired of the one-way highway.
It is time for America to focus on its own welfare and its own citizens.
Some will accuse us of isolationism. I answer them be saying, "darn
Nearly a century of trying to help folks live a decent life around the
world has only earned us the undying enmity of just about everyone on
the planet. It is time to eliminate hunger in America. It is time to
eliminate homelessness in America. It is time to eliminate World Cup
Soccer from America.
To the nations on List 1, a final thought. Thanks guys. We owe you and
we won't forget. To the nations on List 2, a final thought. Drop dead.
God bless America.
Thank you and good night.
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in
English, thank a soldier.
it is 5 fing oclock in the morning, and I have been up AT LEAST half an hour
why the hell would I be up you ask?
hey, I didn't drown her, altho it certainly was tempting
Ali didn't just poop in her kennel, she left a very runny OMG I can't believe she has THAT much bowel in there, stink up the house and make the preg lady with the now queasy tummy consider yaking up her toes, why the hell do we have pets kind of poopy mess in her kennel....
and you think "oh boy, she has a problem"
she sure does, and it is me! and right now drowning her (aka giving her a bath) was on the top of my list
it means she has been into something she shouldn't have, and as bad as that was it also means she won't get more than yogurt today, and a half ration tomorrow
what a perfect way to start my 34th year.....a good pity party on my b-day (yesterday), a cat yowling at 4 something in the am (most likely was starting to gag on the smell as well, Tut and Sock are such tattle tails), stuck at home with at least a acting like he feels better toddler
dang I am tired......and I don't feel the greatest, and I wanna be horny but don't feel good enough too, I want to go somewhere but the move home has seriously dented my budget...I would LOVE to go to the central WA state fair but Mark won't go (without the moaning and groaning I am not going to deal with), so Mom felt guilty and agreed to go with me today or tomorrow cuz I WAS going to go by myself.....she talked me out of it on the idea of 2 adults on 1 toddler are MUCH better odds at a fair than one
so I feel slightly guilty about that one, but really really want to go and Mom doesn't mind going again (she and Dad went yesterday, Dad didn't want to deal with Brian I guess, what a butt)
so, my pity party is getting better I guess.....at least now I have things to do right?
on an up note, I got two cards from Mark yesterday, and one had my stepson's sig on it...THAT made me feel so much better...at least I am not the total wicked witch of the west anymore
and at least my house smells like bleach (NO I DIDN'T BLEACH ALI) and dog shampoo
dang, I am hungary
no word from Kym either
oh crap, I forgot to mail out her letter yesterday!
well, after much needless worry, a few nightmares, and general mayham, we went in yesterday for an u/s to date the preg....WE HAVE A HEARTBEAT!! I saw it flicker by before I got to hear it....I about sucked all the air out of the room....but there it was....lil Alex's heart was beating happily away...like "hi Mom and Dad!"
makes it so real too...got to see the head and the yolk sac, and see the heart beating...was trying my best not to cry...ok, sob, I can cry silently and not screw things up on the u/s.....
I finally slept last night...woke up a couple times to pee but hey, I AM preg, right? and the sugar cravings are subsiding some....not entirely gone, but that is to be expected with my sweet tooth anyway
and got all my new plants planted...looks really good out there right now...got some weeds planted...Mom was here and she watched Brian and threw the ball for the girls while we chatted...is goign to be really interesting if I do have a girl, the girls will have to become the dogs... such is their fate I guess
and not that hungary for the most part....it sounds/smells really good at the beginning but when it gets there, or right after I eat it.....ACK, not so good...u/s tech said feelign "icky" was a good sign...good, SHE can feel icky...on the other hand, with the hb, I feel better, even when I DO feel icky
ah yes, and I have no motivation to do much of anything...I NEED to do a few things around the house, they have gotten out of hand, like the vacuuming...on the other hand, we have SLOWLY thinned some things down in the house and it isn't near as cluttered as it was, and we have the mouse problem conquered...and the smell so things are definately looking up...can't complain too much, life is getting back to normal and boring, and back to "normal and boring" is a beautiful thing
man I am having a problem getting motivated to do ANYTHING...I have a few more plants to get into the ground, esp before the weather turns, but I just....really...don't wanna...and I dont WANT to go out much either, and that sometimes includes hockey...that is VERY UNUSUAL for me! I am GOING to get out again today, yesterday was grocery shopping and getting an estimate for the keying on the truck...OMG I just about had a heart attack, it is OVER 1K! thank God for insurance! no wonder rates are going up...with asses like him, what else are they going to do? SHEESH
and am feeling SOMEWHAT better...was up late last night and not feeling good this am...Brian was up twice last night, altho Katie wasn't barking...am gonna kill that dog...she doesn't quit waking me up! we have had some really bad nights with her and I am just about ready to rehome her...or for that matter BOTH for the amount of hair in the house right now Mark is ALSO supposed to be cleaning the catbox and DOESN'T...always "forgets" and it doesn't overflow the auto-cleaner box, but it won't close either...went to clean it out (stinks too) and the waste box was full so I sent him a "thanks" email and hopefully he will get it done TODAY...
dang I need sleep, Mom will be here in about an hr or more....have a haircut at 11 and gotta jet out of here at about 10:30...so much for a long am nap, will settle for a short one
oh yeah, and gonna do some canning today....pears and MAYBE a batch of pomegranite jelly......we will see....is a GREAT Christmas gift!
there is a village somewhere missing their idiot...I know cuz I have him...he has stolen my dear husband and replaced him with this nasty d!ck head...there, I said it...I feel better...ok, until he wakes up anyway
he didn't sleep well last night, cuz I told him if he was going to toss and turn don't...as in go sleep somewhere else...I am preg and NEED my sleep unless he wants me to turn Bobbit...can we say H O R M O N A L?
CAN WE SAY C L U E L E S S?
so, here is the qotd...my midwife's apt is Mon, no sweat...I asked Mark if he wanted to take half a day off (Mom would have Brian) good chance to spend some "adult" time w/o the boy...heaven forbid we fool around during that time, but that is a different story...he would get to hear the hb, ask/answer any questions midwife has, rat me out if he feels a need too...ya know, be a there-for-his-wife sorta hubby...
he said he didn't have hardly any vacation left, so that was out but makes sense to me (we ARE trying to head to MT for Thanksgiving if they can't come down, we will see...Mark doesn't fly, MIL doesn't either)....BUT, he says, he can take the time and work over here and there to catch up
was driving or doing something (honestly I don't remember WHAT, just remember this being a sorta passing in the dark in and out conversation)
WELL...so I assume he is going, wouldn't you??? auto body calls and says can we have the truck in Mon am by 7 to fix the keying, so we will drop it off Sun night (works for me!) and we are making arrangements for lunch etc...figured he either would come home and have lunch and return to meet me or just not take lunch and pick me up...makes sense, right?
"I wasn't planning on going, I was just going to have you drop me back off at work and Peggy (coworker, btw) drop me off on her way home"
WHEN THE *BLEEEEEEEEEEEP* DID THAT HAPPEN? he said you never said anything, got all pissed off at me...I said if you can have her pick you up too, take your own lunch...he called me a "controlling" yeah that is a quote on the way to a hockey game! so the battle is on, and if he is going to be nasty, I can be too...and I was...if he is STUPID enough to start a fight with a hormonal woman, I am nasty enough to give him one...
he slept in the other room last night, that so rarely happens, is usually me, he is rarely to be parted with his bed
he is in napping in ds' room now, and ds is on our bed...he had BETTER not be stupid enough to start with me again...I have plenty more ammo if he wants to go again...
and damn it I want sex....LOTS MORE SEX!! guess I will have to take a lover to get it....I certainly am NOT getting it at home....haven't since we got married...OK, since we started HAVING sex...once a month or less is fine with him, 2+ a WEEK is more like it for me...and he gets pissed when I end up having to take care of it myself...well, he can kiss my a$$...and ya know what, am gonna say it.....sorry if I offend someone, but man I could SO USE some good
I haven't had THAT in years...is ok for him but not for me...I have more acreage he can kiss...
so, if anyone see's his good half running around, PLEASE PLEASE, tell him I miss him terribly...as for the one here, I am gonna STRANGLE HIM
went and looked at a house yesterday...totally wouldn't work for us, BUT, it had such a killer view....I mean, a to DIE for view...but the family room was VERY small, there wasn't a dining room, and the bedrooms were small as well, BUT it did have a rec room downstairs and a huge laundry room and an attached garage.....still, for that amount of $ it would have to fit quite a bit better ACK
ah well, I had a blast doing it...dream a lil dream ya know...might take Mark to go look at it, but kinda doubt it...we haven't killed each other but by now I am sure he also is contemplating it...he didn't go to church yesterday cuz I "always find a reason to piss him off right before church"
and still not feeling that great...getting better slowly but still...ACK...and I still have absolutely NO ambition do to ANYTHING.....this place needs some real cleaning....Mom is headed over today and we are SUPPOSED to do something
well, for today I guess I am not doing too bad altho I have some....er....running problems...not going far from a bathroom anytime soon ds and dh had it and by golly they thought they should share...wish they hadn't! had my midwife's apt yesterday and things are looking good altho we didn't get to hear the hb yet, and she moved my edd back 4 days EEK she did say she could feel my uterous now so at least we are making progress...it isn't like I can't feel it when I lay on my tummy (no, not often at all, altho I do like feeling it!) but bp was just fine and that is a real relief!
other than that things are settling down more with each day closer to the second tri, so I can't complain TOO much (ok, I COULD, but won't)...the headaches aren't as bad, the afternoon icky's aren't as bad either, altho with the sharing going around I feel icky anyway *sigh*
and I also have started my Christmas shopping!...got my Mom pretty much done, Dad isn't far behind, MIL has a gift, not sure what to get FIL...don't have a gift for dh yet, but know what I am going to get him....so that is pretty much done...leaves my sister and family, brother and wife, and some small stuff for friends...the rest is up to dh to get (for his family) altho I will have a blast going to the Christmas bazaars etc in a month
and elections are just around the corner...personally I can't wait for them to be over...yeah, I have high hopes for George, but at this point I just want rid of all the STUPID political ads...they should be banned to only 2 weeks...or how about a week...yeah yeah, that's more like it! to be honest what Kerry could do to the country really worries me, but...I can't control that, I can just vote! I was supposed to be a judge this year but we didn't know we would be home (here in WA) until about a month ago (ya know, a couple weeks after we told them we couldn't be there, things changed ) but I did tell them next year....have our mail in ballots, need to get at them...we have a bunch of initiatives to vote on as well...did I mention I can't wait for this to be OVER?
other than that, just planting my fall bulbs etc and trying to prepare to start fencing....personally I can't wait to get them up....now if ds will cooperate! he is just about done with his fangs...and he loves the dirt as much as Mama....in fact he also finds it tasty ah well, he IS a lil boy, right? Mark was complaining that Brian's preg wasn't anything like this, and he is wrong....the difference is it has been shorter (the icky's) this time, I am more tired from chasing/supervising/entertaining the boy! oh yeah, and he is being an *** this time around, but I don't think sharing that with him will make it any better...
ah well, we have been leaving nasty msgs on the fridge in the letters we got for Brian...I need to get more so I can say more...how is that for SILLY?
hey, I don't get even....he knew that way before we got married...