Thursday, March 20, 2008

My Computer is dying!

I feel like I'm in the process of mourning an old friend. My computer is in its final days. My screen keeps flickering, and yesterday my computer stopped 3 times and gave me "fatal error" screens. I'm worried because 1. I hate change with regards to computers, 2. I have no money for a new computer, and c. I have no money for a computer! My boys are unable to work on their things, I can't keep track of my bank account, I'll loose so much stuff! I did just back up everything necessary on my hard drive, that took 20 cds. I went to Best Buy to look at computers and the guy was so like "you need a MAC!", that he scared me away. I can't spend $1,500 on a computer right now, I just need to get online & do my paperwork for our buildings! Yesterday was my birthday, I am now 37. yuck. that's supposed to be my mom's age. Anyway, I'm getting ready to go to a play this afternoon, I better go.....

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Laundry Monster

It seems to me that there is some evil monster at work in my house. Not a big green one with hairy ears, or even a version of the Star Wars Banta creature. No, this monster is the laundry monster. It lurks in corners, under the covers. It duplicates dirty clothes by the dozens. Somehow, just when I think there's a light at the end of the tunnel and I can finally be finished, 2 more loads surface. Lurking....Waiting for just the right moment to spring out and BOOM! I need to do more washing. And folding. And putting away. The last 2 by the way are where I fail miserably. Often through the years I have been known to spend several minutes in the middle of a large pile of clean clothes trying to find just 1 matched sock or school pants for my boys. Or, I'll get everything clean, put away into the drawers in everyone's room, and then I forget to hang up the shirts in the closets. I hate hanging clothes. Why can't they come pre-hung? With some strange little button that you push and poof, out from the collar springs a hanger? If only we could live in the days like the Jetsons. Where you just go into a little room, a robot gives you a shower, shaves your legs (even in the winter time), fixes your hair and makeup, and then puts on just the right outfit for the day. No wrinkles included, please. If only...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I love the snow

We received 10 inches of snow today. Its pretty cool outside when its like this. The kids toys that we had out for a beautiful day on Sunday are now all buried. The boys & I even ventured outside today but it was just really cold & windy, plus the snow was still coming down. Can you believe that they will probably have school tomorrow? I can't imagine having to drive them there on streets that are mostly not plowed. My van couldn't clear the top of the snowfall because of the ground effects. Luckily, my hubby will drive them in his big ol' truck.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Clash of the 2 year old

My 2 year old son has decided recently that he is going to become the loudest member of our household. Pretty big feat since he has 2 brothers, 7 & 9 years old, and my husband who has to try to be louder than everyone. Lately, he has started becoming very surley, with a crabby face and growls to match. Right now, my 9 year old is still doing his homework after almost 2 hours and his baby brother keeps running through the kitchen yelling and howling. Granted, his homework could have been done while the little one was down in the family room, but he somehow "lost track of time staring into space" and is now facing the onslaught of the little brother brigade. Sometimes I can't help but laugh at the craziness called "my household", othertimes I feel like a cry might just be in order. Either way, I must accept this thing called motherhood and move on......