Ahhh sweet summer

I’m so glad summer is finally here. I get to sleep in…. about 1/2 hour longer than I did before. I don’t have to get dressed immediately, unless I slummed it up and took Fred to school in my pj’s, which I did on more than one occasion…. don’t judge, you’ve done it to, I know you have. I love the freedom of no schedule, but MY schedule.  That’s about where the gladness ends.  We have spent more days than I’d like to admit gazing out the window at pouring rain, or attempting a scooter ride in mach 5 winds.   It is raining as I type this.  Oh and our other favorite activity, staring at our car that we can’t afford to fill up and dreamingof all the places she used to take us whenever we have the itch to drive off and remind ourselves of the schedule we left behind in the school yard. So instead, my kids are getting their 20 minutes of reading in for the Summer Reading Program at the Library, they are getting very good at Uno, and they are mastering the art of whining.  They are going to win gold in the Olympics, just as soon as they add whining to their list of sports.  (I hope it gets added to the summer Olympics because 1. kids whine better in the summer, and 2. the summer Olympics are better.)  So I guess to sum it up, we are getting really tired of doing our winter activities during summer break!!!!   Come on nicer weather, come to Idaho….. but not scalding weather, you can stay were you are.


**Edited to add**  It was nice enough on the day we went to the local arcade/go-cart track to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Jason and I standing in front of a judge, promising to love and honor and cherish each other for all of time. So far we’ve held good on that promise.


My Car

So today was the day that I got to take my rental back.  I very happily handed the keys over to the rental company, glad to have it off my hands.  The lot attendant drove me back down the road and I slid into the seat of my very own freshly rebuilt car!  I know that we shouldn’t be overly materialistic, but man I LOVE my car!!   I drove to Bam’s preschool to pick him up, and his stunned look was to funny when he saw the car. ‘Is that OUR car?’ he asked. I could only laugh. Off to my Dr’s appointment, another result of the accident. Parked in the pickup line at Fred’s school later in the day waiting for him to see the car, I couldn’t wait to see his reaction.  He rounded the corner running as fast as he could without getting in trouble, he saw us right away.  He hopped into the car, and as matter of factly as anyone could possibly get he simply states, “So we got the car back.” And then he laughed.   I love how they are so completely different, yet so similar.  How can this be? 


And for my public service of the month, I will let all of you who are looking for a new car my thoughts on the Chevy Uplander. It sucks, don’t buy it.   There you go, public service #14834.

A Love Story — Part 3

In December I joined the world of email. It was a joyous occasion, as emailing was still fairly new. At least to me and my school’s computer. I was glad to have a cheaper way to communicate with Jerk-boy. I was quickly realizing more and more that our relationship wouldn’t continue past graduation. I was all scheduled to ship off to AIT a few weeks after I graduated. I planned on saying good bye to Jerk-boy in June, and not looking back. But for some reason I kept the relationship going. If you could call it a relationship because he NEVER called me and NEVER wanted to spend time with me unless….. well you know. I was begining to hate our time together.

During the January drill our platoon leader wanted to make a contact list with emails. I was so excited because I had one to share, and wouldn’t you know, so did Jason. I gathered all the courage I had to ask Jason what his email address was. So we exchanged addresses, and on Tuesday when I got back to school I had an email from him. My heart stopped cold in my chest and my lungs forgot how to breath! I will never forget what that first email said, unless I get Alzheimer’s, and then I will probably forget. The subject read: ‘Testing’, and all the body said was ‘This is a test to see how well I can remember an email address.’ Pretty cute, ehh? I thought so. And that started my addiction to the computer and checking my email every single chance I got.

Aimless Thoughts

I usually love winter. I just love the coziness of winter. I love the fun and play of winter.

But I have a really bad case of Spring Fever this year. We just bought a house last year and we have a whole lot to landscape. My fingers are twitching to get out there and get dirty.  This is not someting I am used to.  Jaosn on the other hand gets Spring Fever in October. 

10 Random Things

I’ve been sent this a couple of times, so I figured I’d finally do it.

1. I grew up on a farm, and loved every single minute of it. I am sometimes saddened that my boys are growing up in town.

2. I have broken my nose 2.5times. The first time was when I was being born, and the second time was when I was 18 during my senior year at softball practice.  The .5 time was a few weeks later, I got hit in the nose with my Kevlar helmet and re-broke it.  Nothing is fun about a broken nose. Nothing.

3. I love to vacuum.  Seriously

4. I kinda have hearing loss in my left ear. I damaged the eardrum with a bad case of swimmers ear (or something similar) when I was 8.  I have to stand so people are on my right side to hear them better.  What?

5. I’m terrible at math AND spelling, so there goes that theory.

6. I have a bad case of wanderlust.  I always wonder if it has anything to do with being ADD?

7. I’m taller than my husband, who I am wicked-crazy in love with!

8. I love to fish and go shooting, but I HATE to eat fish and game. Yuck! I hate all seafood.

9. I also hate brownies.  Even the ones you make. No offense, I just don’t like them.

10. The judge who preformed my marriage is the same one that preformed my parents. They have been married for 32 years in April.

Ok, that is ten random things that you never cared to know about someone you don’t know!  Don’t you feel better?  I thought you would.