today a coworker told me "i can see you with like 6 kids, congratulations!" when she found out i'm expecting again. I just about burst into tears. i have always seen myself with a gaggle of kids, and its so gratifying to know that she sees the same thing.... and she sure didnt say "unruly little monsters!" which is what i'm afraid everyone envisions when they think "4 kids" (and i'm only on #3 so i don't know why i'm even thinking about it... maybe because my goal is 4 LOL) and then she asked if i had to buy a bigger house now! i told her NO..... we have 4 bedrooms. i just have to kick adults out
how has everyone else's day been?
i've managed to control the urge to vomit with starburst since friday! (ok, i threw up sat and sun at home, but i save starburst for work, can't be good for me)
Crap-tastic... Will update when on my computer...
So I've been crazy busy with reorganizing my entire house (while contemplating buying my inlaws house when they decide to retire to Texas in a couple years (its the house hubby grew up in)), baking a quincera (sp?) cake for my best friend's god daughter, trying to get stuff together for a donation fundraiser, manage the house, take care of my kids (who are in an unruly boy phase -2.5 and 4.5), not lose my lunch (gotta love morning sickness), deal with the projects my mother thinks need to happen at my house (that are much further down my list of crap that needs to get done), and get stuff together for my hubby (who is a great dad but a little clueless) to take my oldest to a birthday party. The cake, donation (which includes arranging for moving furniture), birthday party and my moms birthday are all he same day! Needless to say he house looks like a tornado hit it but I know where everything is... Just waiting for the huge shuffle.
So, he teenagers who were supposed to help move a huge entertainment center down to the main floor and out to the collection truck (fund raiser for. Their lacrosse team) bailed... So the night before I manage to arrange to borrow my fil's truck. My mil (whom I like but get the feeling I'm not her favorite idea for her son -we've been married 8 years this sept) comes with to drive the truck home. I can see instantly when she walks in that she's horrified to see the house (I had done 3 loads of laundry but hadn't folded yet (and my hubby took the baskets out of he laundry but not all the way upstairs), and boxes where stuff was being collected for donations, keep, storage...
So.... We get everything taken care of, cake was great, furniture got moved...
So today my hubby went y his folks to help put the cover back on the pick up and he talked to his folks about buying he house (which we mentioned a few months ago and they seemed intrigued by the idea). We're trying to figure out how much landscaping we want to do. So they. Say they'd rather sell the house to make as much only as they can (which I get)... So here goes that idea (which I was really looking forward to as heir house is set up perfectly for us)... Bummer... Then hubby tells me " oh and my mom said shed be willing to come over and help get he house settled" (we've lived here 8 years).
Apparently I'm having a hormonal day cause my first reaction was, "so, she doesn't want me messing up her house so shed rather sell to strangers, instead of let it become a pigsty" (said mostly in my head as I know I'm being irrational). But I'm still hurt and insulted (since she knows what's going on with the crazy month).
Last edited by Mamaterp; 06-04-2013 at 12:39 AM.
Nice cakes! I love that Strawberry Shortcake one especially!
My hormones are going nuts at this point. Yesterday I was apparently not going to take crap from anyone! At the playground I saw a group of people smoking and instead of just giving a dirty look and hustling the kids away like I normally do, I spoke up and asked them to move.
We then hit up a drivethru for lunch. When we got to the window, there were two or three cars already pulled up ahead of us waiting (like, off to the side waiting for something that was taking a long time). The girl said, "We're just waiting on hot fries." I said, "ok." She said, "Go ahead and pull up over there by that white car." I said, "No that's ok. I'll wait here." She was way confused. "Um, just pull up over there." "Nope. I'll stay here." And magically, our food was ready about 5 seconds after that. Hmm..
I mean seriously.. If you have to make all the cars pull up and wait, you are not managing your time or resources properly!
(I love chat threads! I cracked up at the title, because I do the same thing- I need chat threads so all my random thoughts fit in somewhere without starting a million threads! )
Jenni - I think starburst are an awesome idea. I went through a phase in highschool and ate them all the time. (Ever microwave one?? It's fun because it melts just a bit after a few seconds)
Mamaterp - sorry your MIL seems to be a little.....judgemental? Nice cakes though! My mother has OCD cleaning issues (literally, she can't stop cleaning when leaving the house and sometimes takes her 3+ hours to get moving, causing her to be late for things all the time) so I never invite her over as she just criticizes the whole time. If she came near my house today she would freak. I have clothes and papers all over the floor that DH moved from the car to the living room but hasn't cleaned up yet.
As for me, I'm a little ticked at DH right now. We are new (joined about 2-3 months ago) members of the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism). It's a Medieval recreation society with hundreds of thousands of members all over the world and our local group, though small, is very nice. Last night I couldn't make it to the meeting as I'm on my 4PM-12AM shift this week. It was a "business" meeting where they are planning out events for the rest of the year. Well, apparently in January each year, our local group holds a "new year" type feast for the Barony (we are in a Canton, there are several Canton's in a Barony, and several Baronies in a Kingdom), which the King and Queen of the Kingdom attend. Well, they were like "Oh, we should get Rachael involved heavily in this as we know she really wants to learn more about feastocracy and medieval cooking"! Well, instead of DH just saying ok for now or a "I'll talk to her and get back to you", he spilled the beans about the baby and explained that timing for my due date probably wouldn't work for me running a feast. I think we could have waited at least a few weeks before saying anything!! I mean, I haven't even had my first appointment yet for anything, and my first U/S is only Thursday! I told him that he has to "untell" people if anything goes wrong since he can't keep his mouth shut!!
On an unrelated note, I'm working from home tonight until midnight. My work email is....screwed. It's taking at least 30 seconds for anything to be clickable. I work in IT supporting the servers that host the email, but the actual email infrastructure is managed by another team. I engaged them to investigate but I haven't heard back yet. It's making work impossible for me as 90% of it is done via email!!
I want to tear my hair out I'm so frustrated!
That stinks! I hate when frustrating things are completely out of my control.
..... BTW, as i read your stuff, Mamaterp i totally heard the same things in my head... the things your MIL was NOT saying... so you're not the only one....
Rachael, my sister works in IT and just her telling me stories about it makes me want to tear my hair out!
and now i want cake.
Letter to Baby,
i may never forgive you for rejecting the delicious chicken corn chowder we had for dinner. it was not as good coming up. and i realy wanted it.
Corn chowder sounds so good! But yeah, not so good going the other way. Urp.