Friday, November 27, 2009

Holding it Together

Today I could have screamed. By today I mean 12:27am. Yep, I was up typing away on the computer trying to get the best deals at Toys R Us without the hassle of going to the store. I even fooled the system. I logged on as if I lived in South Carolina so I could shop the Black Friday ads at 10:00pm here in Colorado. Boy, was I tricky. I had everything in my cart. Ready to check out. But wait, I needed one more thing. Click, click...update froze. I had my credit card number already entered. All I had to do was hit "Send" and I would have received the lowest prices of the season never to be repeated again in 100 years. I got greedy. Shoot! I tried to get back on but guess what? Everything was SOLD OUT! That's because Toys R Us was wise to my game. I tried to fool the system and Karma came back to bite me. Or did it?

I held it together and slunk into bed at 12:37am. Yes, I was on the computer for 2 hours trying to get my deals back. Never worked. But I would not be defeated.

I schlepped on over to Target at 10:00am today to look for a few deals. I took my Toys R Us ad with me because I heard that there was this amazing thing called "Price Matching". Wow! Who thought of that?! You mean I don't have to go all over creation to get the items I want at the price I want?! Now you've got my attention. Can you say "idog for $5.00 at Target"? Yes! Good Karma is back! Yes, I bought every single idog at Target. Okay, there were only three. Those of you reading this that have children that are friends with my children, your child will probably receive one of these on their next birthday. That's the whole point. Save and stock up. Spend money to save money. Oh well, I had fun anyway. So take that Toys R Us. Fooled you anyway.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Deck the Halls With ... a Cat!

Okay, let me first say it is hard to type with any accuracy using only one hand. Why am I using only one hand you ask? The story goes a little something like this....

We put up our tree early this year. It's the first time we have used an artificial tree. The boys were not really enjoying the whole "go outside and freeze in the snow and wind the day after Thanksgiving to get a real tree" bit. We decided for the next few years we would use a fake tree. That is, until the boys' whining does not result in us carrying them through the tree farm to look for the perfect tree. So, our tree is up. The boys have a week off of school for Thanksgiving and I am fresh out of new and interesting things to do. I am trying to keep them away from stores, play places and anywhere else that might be a germ infested haven; yes, aside from school.

This morning at 3am we awoke to a clatter. A very loud wailing clatter. I thought, "If that is Camden, something is seriously wrong." I popped out of bed a few seconds after Steve. I saw Steve downstairs wrangling the tree. It was a funny sight for two seconds. Then I realized that the cat had climbed the tree and was hanging upside down with her paw stuck in the lights. Oh man was she mad! Here is the cat in question in one of her rare "cute" moments. She is a very feisty cat and growls a lot. She is sweet for about 2 minutes out of each day. No, the crock pot was not on!

Needless to say, Steve got bit, hard. We got a blanket to wrap around her head. He tried that, got bit again, and dropped her. That sent a huge wail through the room that woke Colin. Now we had a crying boy, grandpa in his underwear, grandma with a blanket and me being a hero. I grabbed the cat with the blanket. She bit the heck out of me. Steve got her foot untangled. The rest is history. She took off under the bed and we did not see her again until this morning. She seems perfectly fine. She even Let me pet her for 5 seconds this morning and then took off growling.

Now. back to my bite. I had to crawl up the stairs last night before I got sick all over the tree. That bite hurt! It did not bleed much but it hurt clear down to the bone. Now, being the super mom that I am, for the last two hours I have refused to even consider going to the Dr. At this point my entire arm hurts. I can't bend my thumb. I think I may have cat scratch fever. Well, without the fever. I think that silly cat is going to cost me a trip to the Dr., some antibiotics, and x-rays. There goes my Christmas bonus for being Mother of the Year. And yes, I have a Dr. appointment this afternoon. Hooray.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Just an Average Day; And Then a Movie

So today was just an average day. It started off with being woken up from sounds of two boys running like crazy men through the kitchen. I am a light sleeper so I hear every sound anyway, but my toy boys are LOUD. It is impossible for them to stay quite and let people sleep.

So, as I am eating breakfast and looking at the newspaper, Camden sees something in the paper and asks if it is a "flyswapper". I had to walk out of the room (once again) before laughing. Of course, he meant fly swatter. Pretty cute.

I took the boys to swim lessons. Can anyone tell me how a 4 year old managed to hit his head at swim lessons when he can't even dive down to the bottom of the pool? Oh, my 4 year old managed just fine thank you very much. He was goofing around on the steps and jumped up underneath the metal railing. You could hear it ring through the entire pool area. Crying and tears ensued. He was fine but I was a little dismayed that swim lessons aren't even enough to wear him out. If I stop feeding him will his energy level go down? If I could just bottle up some of that energy....

Tonight I went to see a movie. You guessed it, New Moon. I have read all of the books three times now. I just really really like them. The movie was great; even better than Twilight. I am now a fan of Jacob instead of Edward. Funny how the same story can have such different influences from book to movie. Thank you to my wonderful husband for watching the kids while I was out having fun. Even though he had to go into work when I got home. :-(

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Funny for Today

Okay, so here's the Funny for Today. It goes something like this....

Colin's teacher encouraged the parents to ask questions about the Pilgrims since they have been studying Pilgrims, The Mayflower, class all week. One prompted question was to ask them about what Squanto taught the Pilgrims. So, I asked Colin what he thought the Pilgrims learned from Squanto. His answer: " Squanto taught them that if you plant a rotten fish it will grow corn." Wow! He said this with so much conviction. I had to walk out of the room before I started laughing. I knew it would hurt his feelings but he was so dead serious. It just did not come out of his mouth the way that it was meant but man was it funny!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This Should Be Interesting

So I finally caved. I have become a member of the blogging world. I decided that I have enough funny stories to share that this could make for an interesting read for others. Hang on and enjoy the ride. Case in point - my youngest son. This was taken of him on Christmas Day last year. He wore that Spider Man suit for the entire day. Now how could that not make you laugh? This is the same child that just told me that I could not have any hugs or kisses for the next three days. After that the offer would expire and I could once again have hugs and kisses. I think he watches too much TV. He knows what a "Snuggie" is, thinks I need Aqua Globes for Christmas and wants me to log onto random web sites to get free stuff. Yep, too much TV. Better stop blogging for today and read some books to the kids.