Sunday, May 31, 2009

What a waste

School should have been out like two weeks ago. The kids have all finished with their end of level testing, in fact, Spencer's teacher already had their scores and everything back from the state. So if you ask me, why are the kids still in school? All they have done for the past two weeks and now one more to go is play. And I am fine with having end of the year parties and what not, but not every dang day. Spencer has gone on a 'walking' field trip seven of the last 10 school days and then also on a 'real' field trip to the zoo. Their walking fieldtrips have all included such like visiting the post office, the police station, the firestation, the bank, a grocery store, and two others I can't remember. And the kids are naughty. The lady giving the tour will say, "I need you all to take a step back and not touch this while I am telling you about it." And the kids all swarm around it and start touching it. All while the teacher is just standing there {although that is a different rant for another time} and the mom's who volunteered to go on the fieldtrip are reigning the kids in. So, the teacher's tired of school, the kids are tired of school, and so nothing is being done. So I say either the teacher's keep on teaching, or just let the kids go home. It is just such a waste to do nothing for three weeks, party the last week, but that's it... I'm just sayin'.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tough choice

I'm just sayin'!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Clothes Suck!

I just spent the last twenty minutes standing in my closet trying to figure out what to wear. I have 17 shirts (I counted) hanging there, all clean and ready to wear, but yet, I don't have anything to wear. I can't wear that shirt because the shorts that go with that, are a really like khaki and I am going to be spending sometime with Jayden today running errands and at the school watching Melissa's program, so that's out because without a doubt that situation means Jayden shoe prints all over my shorts. Those shirts are out, cause they are just to grungy for going out in public. So then, once I weed it down to the three shirts that are OK to wear, which surprisingly are three of the five shirts that I seem to wear all the time.

And you know why I wear those five shirts all the time? {I don't care if you really want to know or not, cause I'm gonna tell you anyway} Clothes fit differently at the store than they do when you get home. Or at least, after the first wash. What is it about washing your clothes that make them not fit the same? And I've tried it all, believe you me I have! I have tried every single cycle or method you could imagine trying to preserve the store quality clothing item, but I just can't get it right. Not to mention, but sometimes the clothes just don't move the way that you need them to move in order to go through your daily tasks. And I am just not all that comfortable with just letting my bra hang out. When I try on clothes at the store, I seriously move my body all around in various positions to make sure that everything stays put and keeps things covered, but for some reason, getting that clothing item home and in real life situations, it just doesn't seem to work. And its not like you can take clothes back once you've given them a real 'test run'. Wouldn't that be nice?

So, then once I had it weeded down to the three shirts (the two other regulars were dirty) I went to the pant options. And why is it that some days your pants fit and some days they don't? And yes, I understand the dynamics of the female body, but seriously, can't our clothes. Can't they make them so that no matter what time of the whatever our body is in, our clothes would adjust to compensate? I do have to say thank heaven for stretch denim! Those old ladies who have been wearing stretch denim with the elastic wastes, have had it right all along. It's just nice that they are a little cuter now than they used to be. However, the only pants I have clean that go with my three shirts, were either not fitting right today or just not very appealing to wear.

So that leaves us with clothes suck, and I'm sitting here in my jammies thinking that I am literally just going to have to suck it up and put on something! I'm just sayin'.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

0 for 7

Yep, that's right! I have yet to been right as to who would win American Idol. I TOTALLY thought that it was going to be Adam. Just like I totally thought that it would be David Archuletta, Bo Bice, Clay Aiken and all the other number twos. And if I had actually watched season 1, I probably would have been wrong then too, I'm just sayin'.

Sherrie's Release Concert

So, last night, Sherrie had her release concert of her new CD "Solitude". And I have to tell you, it was A-MAZ-ING. And the crazy thing is it got better and better as the night went on. I was in complete awe the entire time. I could not believe the music that was coming off that piano. As I was driving home, I was trying to figure out what song was my favorite and I couldn't decide on one. They were just all so great. And the worst part of the whole thing was my emotions got the best of me. I had to duck out quickly at the end because I was so close to completely losing it, and I did not want to majorly embarrass myself. So sorry Sherrie, I wish I was more under control to have said you did a fantastic job... and even that is an understatement. I would suggest those of you who haven't heard her music, go listen here. It will be time well spent, I'm just sayin'.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

To whom it may concern...

This past Friday I had the privilege (or not) of attending our states PTA convention. They had quite a variety of classes to attend. However, as the day progressed I realized that what was in the class descriptions and what was ACTUALLY presented in the class were two entirely different things. The first class called, "Organization in your life" could be renamed, "What kind of PTA nut are you?" That's right, there were some completely crazy PTA ladies in there. When we first arrived at the convention, we parked our car a ways away from where the classes were being held, and they had shuttle vans to take us to the main hall where the classes were at. There was one lady on our van who had a rolling suitcase, with a matching purse and her shirt matched too. I wondered what in the world she could possibly be carrying with her. Perhaps she was from far away and had to check out of her hotel room, and that was her luggage. However after attending the first class where the lecturer instructed us all that we too should be carrying all of our PTA files and what not around with us {and a rolling suitcase is a great place to put it - cause it would also fit things like bottled water for those meetings that last just a little longer than anticipated} I realized that there are some crazy, wacked out PTA people in this world. To be fair, I should mention that there was maybe 10 to 15 minutes in the class talking about how to organize your PTA stuff {not your life like the class description said} the majority of the class was about how to set aside 1 hour every week that is completely devoted to doing your PTA duty. And she even went so far as to suggest that if someone asked us to do something else during that time we were to say {and I quote}, "I'm sorry, but I have other plans for that time." And then ask to change to a different time. Really? A whole hour every week? I know that there are events here and there that need extra time devoted or what not, but not 1 hour EVERY week of the ENTIRE school year. Come on, I am just not THAT much of a PTA person, nor should anyone else be. And seriously if you had a friend call you up and want to go shopping would you really say, "I have other plans for that time."?

The next class, was supposed to be entitled "The secret to parenting". Now who wouldn't want to know the secret to parenting right? Well, a more appropriate title would be, "Why the campaign, 'Parents' is so great". I sat threw an HOUR of some guy up there talking about the states campaign to curb underage drinking. He talked about how wonderful it was, how brilliant he is, and a bunch of hoopla about filming the different commercials, challenges they had to overcome to be able to get the shot they wanted on film, yada, yada, blah, blah...

Pretty much every class went this way. There were a few of the other classes some of the other ladies attended that were exactly what they thought they were going to be. However, for the record, whoever is in charge of writing class descriptions, you did a poor job, and next year maybe you should find someone who could write a more accurate description. Either that or communicate better with your presenter as to what the topic is supposed to be 'cause that just didn't happen, I'm just sayin'.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Odds don't look too good...

There is this great giveaway over here. I don't actually know the lady, but who cares, a laptop is a laptop. Although, I have three different entries and so the 3 out of 1604 odds, are certainly NOT in my favor, but then again, hopefully luck will be on my side.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I'm taking the High Road

Lately I have been working with my kids on helping them to not make assumptions about people based on their outside appearance. Today at the store I saw a guy with several gang tattoos buying nothing but this:

So in the spirit of taking the high road and being a good example for my kids I am just going to assume that the guy had a rusty chair in his backyard he was going to paint... and then pray that I'm right and it doesn't end up on some wall or building somewhere... I'm just sayin'.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Somethings got to be up huh?

You know how you see someone maybe once or twice a year, and they ask you, "So, what's new?" And my typical response is "Nothing." Yeah, really in the year since I last saw you, nothing has changed... Maybe a more honest response should be "Nothing worth mentioning." When you don't have a new baby, you aren't pregnant, and you still pretty much do the same dang thing every day, what would be worth mentioning? SO, in the last week, or really month of not having much to say on my blog, what's new?

First of all, I am going through all the stuff in my house again. I know, it's a sickness, I got it from my mom. We used to do what we call trash and DI several times a year. We would have to go through our rooms and dejunk after Christmas before the summer and before school. It's one tradition I have continued, but sometimes I find myself doing it more than the traditional three times. And I am sure it is just because I don't want to actually just clean the bathrooms which is why the house feels dirty. This time it was spurred on a little by some shelves that we got in the basement from Steve's brother. Under the porch we have a cold storage area that we have some shelves in for our food storage, but then it just got to be so jammed packed, we had to move some of it out into the storage room.See? We've been busy. These are the shelves in the storage room. Pretty fancy-schmancy shelves huh? They are on rollers, so they can be loaded from behind! And below is our cold storage area that is now a lot less congested.

Then there's my bedroom. I went through my medicine cabinet and besides the 27 jars of expired medicine I threw out... yeah, seriously 27 bottles of expired meds. Who in the H needs 27 different kinds of medicine, and why would they all have expired like five years ago? Because I KNOW that I cleaned it out more than five years ago because we moved into our house only 4 years ago, and I WOULD NOT have put expired medicine in the cupboard in the first place which leads me to believe I bought expired medicine...The other crazy thing about this particular closet in my house is the fact that I have a bunch of smelly soaps, lotions, and girlie type stuff that is perfectly good, never been opened, and what do I do with it? I don't use that kind of stuff. I have one brand of lotion that I use and mainly because it actually DOESN'T smell. In fact I am very particular about what kind of deodorant I use because I can't stand to smell myself. Occassionally I wear perfume, or maybe I should say rarely. So, if anyone wants some smelly lotion/soap, let me know, you can have it. I am sure that I will have another bar of glycerin soap up for grabs after Sunday {being Mother's day and all}.

Honestly, I could go on and on about cleaning my house, but I won't bore you with the details. So next time you ask me what's new? Just be grateful when I answer with a "nothing" because seriously what really is going on around here just isn't all that exciting. I'm just sayin'.