Sunday, June 25, 2006

Employment changes things

The regionals tournament is coming up and I've got tons to do in the way of packing. I'm taking Hayden and Cody with us now since Dylan has finally landed a job(Hammett House, washing dishes). There won't be anyone at home during the day with the young 'uns so off with me they go.

Caitlin has practice everyday until the day we leave and she'll continue to have practice when we get to Little Rock. Sounds like a lot but seems to be the norm in this situation. No one here is complaining... we are too happy about the whole thing.

Dylan's first day on the job went well but he has now sworn off eating at restaurants. He says never again, fast food only. I'll have to see how long that last. Just glad that he's finally found some work.

As for me, I'm preparing to start my new job in July. Mentally and physically. I just need to make sure I have a few outfits to wear and that things stay caught up around the house so that I'm not too overwhelmed with working out of the home and still working in the home. I'm just glad that one of them pays a salary.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Pele' Mojo

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Move over and make room.

We've made an addition to our family. I'd introduce him to you but we still haven't quite come up with a name. We've tried out a few but none have stuck so far. I think I might just call him "Hey". It sure beats the suggested names like "Mr. Giggles" or Dr. Evil". A couple of favorites that might work out are "Grim" , "Matrix" or "Mojo". I like Mojo because I think he's going to bring us luck.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

All things "abi-normal"

I've completed all of the major painting projects that I really wanted to get done except for my bedroom. I'm undecided about color so there's no need to continue at the moment. I'm going to paint the utility room, probably also red, and I'll just do that when I feel like it.

Hayden's tryouts are over and his team picked up 7 new players making the roster total 16. That is a lot of players but will work out if they play 11v11 most of the time. He's very excited about playing "real" soccer. They had to play 8v8 last year and it just sucks.

Everything is returning to normal after being on vacation, tryouts with Ray taking off from work, and all the painting that's been done the past week. I've actually cooked a couple of times recently and that's been nice. I don't like to cook... but I like to eat what I can make. The cost to feed this household is amazingly high. I went to the store yesterday for a few baking potatoes and came home with 5 sacks of groceries. How does that happen? Maybe that's why I don't like grocery shopping.

Well, I'm off to get things done today. So many things, so little time.

Friday, June 09, 2006


I've been painting some rooms in the house this past week and things are finally looking better. It's amazing what a can of paint can do for a wall and your outlook on things. The living room is next and that's going to be a huge job but Ray will be assisting with that project. Caitlin has helped me paint both the bathroom and the hallway and she's done a tremendous job. I'm so happy that she's helped because it goes by so much faster. She'll be helping in the living room as well. Oh and I think I'm going to do my utility room while we are at it. Brick Red would be the color.

Looks like I might have a new job in my future... July to be exact. I've been presented with it and basically told it's a done deal if I want it. It would be hard to turn down when you need the money.

Well, I'm off to the store to pick up groceries and more paint!!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Going Ons

As soon as school let out for the summer we were on our way to the State Cup and a trip to see the family in Texas. The State Cup was amazing because Caitlin's team won it for the first time and it was the first time for her age group to qualify for the Regional Tournament. Needless to say we were so excited and remain so to this day.

Our trip to Midland was fun and we enjoyed getting to see everyone. Tanya & Alan's house is so nice and the kids and I all agreed... we loved it. It's an older home with lots of charm. I think it inspired be to get off my butt and do some home improvements. Their cat, Junior, was interesting and finally showed us that he had warmed up to us by not hissing at us everytime we walked by. Petting him was out of the question unless you were looking to be abused. I could have "fun" with a cat like that, but since he wasn't our cat, I tried to let him be. As for the rest of our trip... mexican food galore. I was a walking stink bomb the entire week. It couldn't be hidden or denied. Hayden seem to be having the same side affects from the mexican food but as all kids do... he let loose and enjoyed it.

The kids enjoyed being at Grandma's house where they have side-by-side computers and the video games in tow. Fun for all. Tanya and I hung up pictures that needed to be hung up after Mother had some painting done. I think it looks nice. She could throw out some catalogs and old tv guides that she'll never read, but try telling her that.

We also went swimming and that was really fun. I love to be outside soaking up the sun. Alan was able to go with us and the kids really enjoyed that. Alan is one of those easy going people and likes to make things fun (I loved his "stepped on a rock" moment because it was so unexpected).

I'm probably leaving something out that I wanted to say so I'll just updated later if needed. Anyway, the trips were fun but it's always good to be home.