Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We had a great day. This morning we attended a super Halloween party. It was a gorgeous day and great for outside fun. I love the weather this time of year!! Tonight of course we took the girls Trick or Treating. Valerie is at the perfect age and of course she loved every minute. Even Veronica had a blast. Although we did eventually have to put her in the wagon because she kept wanting to wander off to follow kids and kept trying to knock on the same doors over and over! LOL!

Tigger just would not look at the camera!! And Minnie decided she didn't want to wear mouse ears.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fall fun

Valerie got to experience her first school "party" today. She was SO excited and happy when I picked her up. That's normal, but today was over the top. They carved a pumpkin. Played trick-or-treat. Made a spider. Had their faces painted. She is loving school so much. It makes me SO glad I enrolled her.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Gearing up for Halloween!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It's very late. And I can't sleep.

Why did this happen?

Why did my Momma have to die?

Why did she have to die the horrible way she did?

Why has everyone gone away, when I need them the most?

Why do most ask how my Dad is doing?

Or about her things?

And so few ask if I'm okay?

I don't think I am. I don't think I ever will be.

Gingerbread House

So, before I got hit with The Virus, Valerie and I did a little baking. Ok, it was mostly me. But Valerie and Veronica did help a little with the candy corn! (They ate some... )

Made with the Pamperd Chef Gingerbread House kit -

Woe is me

As if it wasn't hard enough being home alone with two kids and having your husband half way around the world.... I don't think there's many things worse than having the stomach flu in addition!!! You know, the kind where it seems better to sleep on the cold, hard bathroom tile because it is pointless to attempt to get back in bed. You're cold and sweaty and your whole body just aches. Then there are two little ones who don't understand mommy is very sick and nearly incapacitated. They still want to eat and play and take a bath and and be read stories and be taken care of!! And Mommy has to do the best she can under the circumstances. What an awful couple of days it has been. I'm up and about today, but I still feel weak and a little disoriented. Oh well, at least I lost 5 lbs.

Friday, October 10, 2008

We celebrate Halloween so we're going to Hell

There's this 8 year old girl Valerie likes to play with. She is home schooled and doesn't have any friends her age. Well... one day she started giving Valerie a bible lesson. Which was ok with me. She was telling Val bible stories at first. Then all of a sudden she says in a nasty voice, "Do you like the devil?" And Valerie, being 3 years old, nodded her head. She has no idea about that stuff! So the little girl starts yelling at her, telling her all sorts of crazy shit about how Val is going to HELL. The devil was going to lock her in a dog cage and torture her, starve her, and never let her out, etc etc. Just on and on. I don't care what they believe but don't tell my 3 year old things like that!! We put up our Halloween decorations a few weeks ago. Same little girl starts again with, "Do YOU celebrate Halloween?" She went on and on about how it was "bad" and for the devil and we shouldn't celebrate Halloween. And how we're not supposed to eat candy because it's "bad". On and on. Give me a break!! How is Valerie putting on a cute Minnie Mouse costume and Veronica putting on a Tigger costume and walking around the block 'bad'? It's fun! I know this kid is repeating what she is being told and to each his own, but Valerie does NOT need to hear this crazy stuff.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Not having a good night... not at all. When does it get better? or will it?
I can't believe it's October already. August and September just passed me by. Really, the whole summer is just a blur.

My Mom has been gone for two months as of today.

I miss her terribly. I'm just at such a loss. At times it still seems unreal. I almost have to remind myself. She was so... feisty. Mean at times. It was her way or no way. No one ever got the best of her. Never. It didn't seem possible when she became totally dependent on others in such a short time. This whole event has definitely been somewhat of an eye opening / learning experience. I've realized a lot in the past two months. I wash my hands of it all and I will no longer let it bother me. What goes around, comes around. I will leave it at that.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


It is 7:30 am.

Clint is sitting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with a 4 hour layover until his flight to Aberdeen.

He JUST got a call telling him drilling on the well he is going over there to work on has been DELAYED FOR TEN DAYS.


They didn't know this ummm yesterday???

So, basically he is over there for NOTHING. He said he's probably coming home Friday and then going back in a week or so. What a waste of time and money.