Tuesday, May 30, 2006

It's me... about nothing... again...

Hi guys!
Well, looks like I might get two entries in for May, after all... LOL
Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day holiday!  Mine was good.  Started off with my brother's birthday on Saturday.  Dad smoked a whole deer tenderloin on the spit that was so yummy :)  The last piece we had, too. 
My uncle from PA goes to IL every year to hunt, but he and my aunt don't eat the meat.  And since I find it a total sin to kill animals for sport, we take the meat so the deer didn't die in vain.  (I know, I'm a weirdo)
Sunday brought the Indy 500 home for another year.  Of course, the race is blacked out here so we listen to it on the radio... at my uncle's... while getting totally stuffed on food and wasted on whatever alcoholic beverage one's heart desires  :) 
I don't partake normally, but I did have a wine cooler and a glass (or 3) of cheap wine.  So cheap, in fact, it brought back high school memories.... (Finally remembered why I struggled with Geometry so much then ;)
Monday, I chilled.  Mostly I tried not to work myself up into an anxiety attack over Grace starting daycare...
Yes, people, I had to put my daughter in daycare part time, starting this morning.  She is going Tu & Wed full days and 1/2 day on Thursday.  She is at the same place she goes to school.  Which is good because everyone there knows her and how she is....
Dad just wasn't doing it for her at home.  He sits in his chair and expects her to just sit on the living room floor... and do everything he tells her.  She's almost 5... that's not working anymore.
Anyway, today was her first day and I was freaking out.  I asked Mom to go with us cuz I'm such a pansy.  I could feel my heart starting to pound as I watched the minutes tick away.  I finally said let's just go because in a few minutes, I won't be able to breathe very well...
I always work myself up in my head~expecting her to throw a fit, not want to stay, scream bloody murder... or whatever tactic she normally uses at home to get her way.  None of that happened.  :)
Mom and I found her room, put her backpack in her cubby, lunchbox in the fridge, kissed her and left.  She didn't even say good-bye.  Dad picked her up tonight and the teacher told him Gracie had a great day.  She's not sleeping at naptime, but she stayed on her cot.  She ate all her lunch (she just loved the idea of taking a lunchbox and picks what she's gonna eat, even helps make it)
Though, when I got home from work, she told me how much putting her in daycare stunk!  LMAO! 
That lasted until I asked what she wanted to take for lunch tomorrow ;)  For anyone who wants to know~she chose tuna and crackers, colby-jack string cheese, strawberry-banana yogurt, Animal Planet fruit snacks, and a 1/2 a chocolate chip Kudos bar.  (School provides milk)
We were closed yesterday at work.  Yea.  Since I'm still on my old schedule for this week, I didn't go in today until 2.  As of June 5th, I'll be there 9-6 Monday through Thursday.  Back to having my one week day off :)  I cannot possibly work like a normal person anymore.  I got way too used to 'no crowd' shopping. 
Tomorrow, we have Grace's dress rehearsal.  Yes, pictures... lots of pictures (including the ones professionally done, I hope!)  Oh.. that reminds me... I need to get the pictures off the camera tonight. 
Weather wise, it has been horrible here already!  High 80's, horrendous humidity for the last week or so...  I keep seeing that the humidity is supposed to leave soon.  I'll believe it when I feel it. 
But, what I wanna know is~ if it's like this here in May (it's still spring, remember), what is July through September gonna hold?
Never mind.  I take that back.
So, that's the latest update.  Our kid count at work is dropping a little during the summer because some of our Moms are teachers :)  Maybe I won't be too tired to keep up regular entries.  Just don't hold me to that yet....
Take care, Loveys!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

'Bout time....

Wow!  Can you believe it's already the 16th of May??  Half the month is gone already and this is my first entry... Where does the time go?
Mother's Day was good.  Grace got me some flowers in a vase with a stuffed bear on it that says ' #1 Mom'... but she took the bear.  Hmph ;)
She got me some pre-mixed tuna salad and a pecan roll, too.  May not be much to some here, but to me~its all my favs and she knows it already. 
My brother took my Mom and I (and Grace) to brunch at Waffle & Steak.  We love that rinky dink place :)  Closest thing to a truck stop 'round here...  I loves me some truck stop food... LOL
Been a sad week for my tv programs.  The final episode (ever!) of The West Wing aired Sunday night, as well as the final episode of Malcolm in the Middle (comic relief~I loved their mom, Lois!)
Of course Grey's Anatomy was awesome for its two night finale!  Between that and Lost... I can hardly wait for re-run season to begin :)
Now, AI is on.  I must say Taylor and Kat did magnificent with their judges choice songs.  I missed Elliott, so I can't comment on him.  Simon picked the perfect song for Kat, too.  Over the Rainbow is one of my most favorite songs ever.  I'm thinking I heard a little Eva Cassidy influence in her performance, too... Anyone else think so?
And Randy's choice... well, I knew Taylor would hit 'You are so beautiful' outta the ball park. That he did.  Even Simon liked it!
In other Kitty news, work is going fine.  I am resisting the urge to play hooky this week big time.  Was gonna stay home today, but today was a half day, so I made me go :)   If I'm gonna waste a sick day, its going to be for a full day.
Found out that the current Lead Teacher in my room is on her last year or two with us.  She and her husband are looking to buy property and start a family.  When that happens, she said she is not working anymore.  So, opportunity will be knocking soon. 
Lead teachers make way more than Assistants (obviously).  Maybe even enough to get me to stay there permanently :)  My hours would probably change to 6:30-2:30 (with no lunch hour), which I'm not at all thrilled about, but only if I want them to. 
Those hours would be more suited with Grace once she's in school.  Only I do not like getting up that early.  Kitty's a late night type of gal...
So, we'll see.
Lets see... took Grace to the dentist last Friday.  She had a cavity and the dentist could tell I was about to cry!  I have tried very hard to keep her teeth clean... but on her paperwork was written "poor oral hygiene".  I damn near lost composure. 
The dentist was like "I can tell you are totally shocked!"  Well, no shit, Sherlock!  I have brushed Grace's teeth twice a day and flossed before bed.  I even bought one of those plaque scraper thingys and used it.  Guess we weren't brushing her long enough!  So, now, we sing a song or two (for 2 minutes) and brush until we're done.  And she goes to get her cavity filled next Friday :(  I am not looking forward to it because this place doesn't use the lasers/ultrasound/air abrasion.  Nope.  They're old school and she's gonna get drilled....
I may cry.
Good thing I won't be in there with her.  This place doesn't allow parents in while the dentist is working.  In this case, I'll gladly not watch or listen.  I don't like it when they work on me... I know I'd deck somebody doing it to my kid.  So, I'll be patiently waiting in the lobby.
Well, other than this... not much else going on.  I will say to my friends heading to the East coast next month that it looks like I'm not gonna join you.  Some of you knew that already.  But unless some monetary miracle happens in the next two weeks, I'm broke as the proverbial camel's back.
I'm sorry I can't join you all!  I really wanted to meet everyone :)  But, my plan is make some journeys with my tax check next year.   I wanna go West to see Julie and Stacy first.  Then I wanna go East for Nae, Colleen, and Bernie.  From there, I'd like to head South to my most favorite dock master in my most favorite city~Savannah!  Sam suggested I drag Jimmy (aka Stupid) southward to escape the city life :)
So, that's my plan.  Its early enough to expect issues with it.  But, I will take a vacation next year... somewhere... even if it kills me ;)
Hope you all have been well!  If not, here's some baby-love for ya....
Picture from Hometown
PS~ AOL makes my pictures blurry!  Grrrrrrrrrr