December 29, 2010

How I Feel Today

So, my 13 year marriage is over.  Not really a big surprise.  It hasn't been good for a few years now.  Not for want of trying.  Trying hard.  Hoping and praying, working hard for miracles.  But I must begin a new path.  2010 will forever be a dark year for me, but I look forward with faith in God to see light in 2011.

This song is how I feel today.

December 22, 2010

Esmeralda's Prophecies

On Main Street in Disneyland I received this prophecy from Esmeralda...she is front and center in the arcade, and she has never once been off.  Seriously.  NEVER. So without further ado:

You have had a lot of trouble, for which others are largely responsible (DH), but you are now reaching a point when you will be able, by your own efforts, to control your own affairs (separation).  You are not easily understood, as you keep much to yourself. (Well, my bloggy readers know some).  You are fond of fine arts (this is true, but I never get around to going to the symphony or even those lovely Christmas concerts, or out to the museums to see the latests exhibits...oh man, do I have some resolutions) and like to be alone a great deal (this is true, alone time gives me time to recharge, put me with people too long and I get irritated-I need a little "me" space to unwind, or focus on a task without distractions).  You sometimes have a desire to destroy things, especially in your young days (I'll admit I've made more than 1 hole in a wall....long time ago, k?), for which you are sorry afterward (yeah, sorry I had to fix it, hehehehe).  Be careful when the figure 7 appears on any money transaction, and keep your eyes open to some of your "would be" friends. (okay, ya'all better not cross me, GOT IT!)

All this for 25 cents.  What a bargain.  Happy day peeps, and be careful with those 7's ;)

December 16, 2010

Save the Drama for Your Mama-Oh Wait, I'm Your Mama

Sorry if my post is negative today,  I just gotta get this off my chest.

With the holiday season comes excitement, fast- paced in all it's glory.  With excitement comes the inevitable meltdown.  I have been dealing with kids full time.  I am the only parent who parents around these parts.  My insignificant other is never to be found.  Oh he comes home only when it is convenient for him, like today when he ran out of clean clothes.

It's not so bad when he is gone...I keep to a fairly settled schedule.  Wake kids up, breakfast, hair, school for the big ones, school for the little one, pick up little one, pick up big ones, snack, homework, dinner, baths, bedtime.  It's important to me that this be adhered to as much as possible for the sake of ALL our sanity.

Enter DH*- lets go rock climbing (um, kids need to finish homework), Let's go see a movie (At 8:00pm on a school night, no FREAKING way, are you EVER here to help me wake up kids in the morning and get them ready for the day?), Oh, I've decided to rearrange this room (what the he$$?  No, the kids can't find their things and I'll be cleaning up after you for 3 days).

Well guess what?  DH is the FUN Dad.  The kids get to play and have a fun time...guess who gets left in the dust?  Yup, it's pretty much a no brainer.

After the fun exciting "Dad" time, who is left with the tired, whiny, hungry kids?  How convenient for you DH that you have to go to work.  I get yelled at, cried at, deal with nightmares and fighting after you leave.  Did I ask for this? No way, but there I am having to deal with the drama of post-daddy fun.  Sometimes being a mom is so hard.

Thanks for letting me vent.  I feel better. See :)

*DH in NO way refers to "darling husband" (lucky for you gals who actually have a darling husband).  I think you know the other connotation, right? (damn husband)  

December 8, 2010

Happy Shopping/Friday Confessional

Friday Confessional is hosted by the lovely Glamazon.  Please link on up at her beautiful blog :)

I confess:

The thing I hate about shopping is waiting.  No matter what line I pick, someone in front of me has a problem where the manager needs to come and give assistance.  Happened Monday at Costco.  Two lanes open at the food court.  I chose the line with two people in it instead of three.  Person at the front got charged for something he didn't order and wanted his money back...meanwhile 8, yes EIGHT people have passed through the other line.  How long does it take to pop open the till and refund the money people?!

Kmart. (really, though, are there ANY Kmarts left?)  I used to work at Kmart when I was 18.  THERE is a store where you should bring someone with you.  Here's the "quick" plan.
1. Two of you enter store.
2. One stands in the single check-out lane and waits for turn at check out.
3. Other one shops for items needed, tries on clothes, stops by the cafe for a pretzel and and ICEE, uses the bathroom, takes a nap and proceeds to the check out where person #1 is waiting in line with 3 people in front still...

Walmart.  Oh two years ago my New Years Resolution was to only shop at Walmart once a month. (unless something came up like needing to get a birthday present 'cause my kid got invited to a party).  I think I only shopped there 16 times that year.  It was FANTASTIC.
Things I dislike about Walmart

1. Waiting.  Tell me Walmart people, what is the point of having 32 check stands if you only open 4 of them?  I find this to be an evil ploy.  If you only use all check stands on Black Friday you are wasting precious store space which could be filled with cheap Chinese-made junk we could spend money for but don't actually need.

2.  I hate to say this but Walmart shopping carts give me the heebie jeebies.  The year before I made my resolution I got sick 3 times after visiting Walmart....need I say more? This has improved over the years due to the sanitary wipe wash-down, but I still need to wash my hands with soap and water immediately after coming home.

3.  Crowded space.  I think recently Walmart has been working on this one.  In my opinion all aisles should be three shopping cart-width's wide.  You know SOMEONE is going to just park the cart and hog the aisle comparing nutrition facts or something and frankly I'd just like a way to get around them.

4.  Some of the patrons.  I once saw a lady in her underpants and a shirt.  Really, they were undies, not a swim bottom...ewwwww.  You all know about, right?  Unfortunately the pics are REAL .

Malls.  Malls are sometimes good, sometimes bad...I'll leave it at that for now.