Monday, November 28, 2011

Things I have learned the last week.....

Oh the joys of the holidays....
I have compiled a list of things that I have learned this past week:
1.Toddlers have a knack for knowing when you neeeed to get things done...insert baby meltdown for no particular reason here..
2. It is possible to baste a turkey with a baby on the hip..not recommended, but you do what ya gotta do.
3.I cannot cook small. Ever. Not in my nature.
4.Leftovers...even the good ones...get old real quick. No more turkey please!!
5.Babies and Christmas trees do not mix. Ever. Learned this from an unfortunate incident involving said baby, crazy weenie dog and a tree that I thought was out of reach. Everybody's fine...just a huge mess to clean up.
6.Babies will find a way to break the unbreakable ornament....hello munchkin with a mouth full of glitter...
7.Baseball practice in the freezing rain is for the birds.
8.I must be insane to volunteer to do it all again for Christmas Eve.
9. Black Friday is no fun when you're broke.
10. I love my family more and more every day:-)

It's been a crazy week of baseball, cooking, sewing, and NOT shopping LOL....

Wishing all of you very Happy Holidays!!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's that time of year again...Football drama, baseball fundraising and a little poop incident

Ok so the holiday insanity has hit our house way too soon. Like seriously can I get through Thanksgiving at least? The shop has been bombarded with orders, and alterations, I'm stressing the F out about Christmas presents already, and on top of that, even though with our awesome schedule change with hubs back on days...I feel like I have even LESS time to get shit done-how is THAT possible???
So much is going on , and the babe will be 1 tomorrow. I'm so sad and proud at the same time. Where the hell did the last year go???

So we've had alllll kinds of funnies going on lately too... babe figured out how to get through the doggie door finally...we all knew it was bound to happen, but I had hoped in the back of my mind that he would eventually leave the damn thing alone. No such luck with that baby...curious little heathen he about a hawt attack looking to my left and seeing nothing but little feet going through a hole in my house. Yeah, we need to work on figuring out how the dog gets out, but the baby stays IN. Anybody got any tips on that one?

We also had a very unfortunate poop incident...remember that weenie dawg who loves to eat diapers? Well apparently the boy accidentally left said weenie dawg in the bathroom after a very hectic morning and a dirty ass diaper got left in the bathroom trash can (because some very cute little baby who shall remain nameless woke up covered head to toe in poop and needed a 5am bath). Needless to say, dawg ate the diaper, tore the diaper, tossed the diaper around and around, and make a complete wreck of my bathroom for the 6 hours he was stuck in there. I know both of my men-hubs and the boy-saw the condition of the bathroom and chose to ignore...probably because neither of them wanted to break it to me, nor did they want to clean it, therefore ignoring it makes it all go away right? Amateurs. they must think I was born yesterday-dude if you forget to flush, I know your ass has been in there since you got home, did you NOT see the destruction??? Lord help me. One hour and a bottle of bleach later, I had a ruined pair of jeans-grrrr-and a clean bathroom once again. Not that it STAYED clean. Whatever.

We were feeling a little guilty that we skipped travel football this year, as it is an awesome trip to play in the Turkey Bowl in Gatlinburg, TN, and the boy just loves it. Money, time, and patience were not on our side this year, so we took a pass until next year...I have to say I'm very glad we did that. For once the drama doesn't involve me-yay-but good GAWD is the shit hitting the fan over there in football land (we have some crossover mommas doing both sports at the same time-god bless them!!)....I'll just say this-If you advertise that you are having tryouts for an 'all star' team, collect the same amount of money from each family, and make each family sell the same amount of tickets, etc...Then you are giving people the impression that their child is an 'all star' and that you picked them to PLAY on your team. I mean, that's what all stars is all about...the cream of the crop, the best of the best, hand selected to represent our town. Well, that's what it's SUPPOSED to be anyways...Fundraising money is supposed to also go towards the team, and carefully recorded, and reported to all parents as often as possible. When you don't do that, people start asking questions...especially when you fund raise for something, then turn around and charge the parents for the very thing they were fundraising for. Just saying. It's dirty. And then to only play certain kids and bench the rest except for 2 or 3 downs...who are you trying to kiss up to fool? Ladies and gents, Gump has a replacement now, his name is Bubba...and he's a tool. My advice to those that have expressed their frustrations...enjoy the vacation, try to ignore the fact that a ton of money is missing and your kid got the shaft, and DON'T DO IT NEXT YEAR:-) Once a con artist, always a con artist. Lesson learned ladies!

Our little baseball team is gearing up for our 2012 Travel Season...the boys will be playing their first tournament together hopefully in a few weeks-please uniform company people...don't screw this up. Thanks:-) Momma's been a fundraising fool, and hustling that takes a lot of dough to finance a travel team, and I have a knack for talking people into handing that dough over. Guilt trips are very effective:-) Thanks to all that have donated so far, and if you haven't yet...what the hell are you waiting for??? Kidding! I kid...we really to appreciate all the support, it costs the families a lot of money too, and any donation helps defray that. So thanks!

Shameless plug time...well..because I can...go check out my sewing business on facebook...I gotta pay for all this equipment LOL...Share with your friends, the more the merrier!
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Thanks for reading my rants...I'm sure it's only going to get better...12 boys on the road, which means eating out , which means 12 boys+parents and siblings invading a restaurant of some sort...a 1 year old and a Christmas Tree....oh yeah, December is looking awesome:-)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Drama whores, Halloween fun, and the Dryer incident., In no particular order.

I've been getting e mails wondering if I dropped of the face of the earth...I assure you all I am alive and well, just stupid, ridiculous, ludicrous  busy...
So I apologize for the sparse postings!!! Thanks for thinking of me though:-)

I'm hoping everyone had a fabulous Halloween! We sure did! We went to the little Fall Fest party with the homeschoolers, which was nice, and had PERFECT weather for it!!! Then a few of our friends came over and we walked around the corner to the 'big houses'(lol) to go trick or treat. Trick or treat has changed DRAMATICALLY since Katrina down here...nobody really goes in their own neighborhood, it's done in concentrated pockets in the areas with the larger homes...very different from when we were growing up. But still just as fun, and we do thank everyone on Corinne Drive for the hospitality!
Trick or treat was a hoot, we started off with a good group of 25...only about 10 came back with us-stopping and going got us all separated pretty quickly. One of my BFF's dear husband brought the 'Party Wagon'...*see above pic* the man is a genius and I see why she married him. We had music, cold beers, and strobe lights...what more could you ask for? The kids had a blast, we had a blast, it was a good one:-)

And I'm very happy to say that after being dryer-less for a few days, we finally got a new one! Wahoo! crap, that means I gotta wash clothes now. Shit.
That was a fiasco in landlords are ladies...and there we are...3 chicks trying to figure out why the 3 prong cord won't go into the 4 prong outlet. Why the h is this not a universal thing with these cords?? A man must have come up with that crap. After some investigation, we figured out that a quick cord swap would do the trick...easy enough right? Not. Apparently there are ground wires, and white wires, and white wires should not ever go where the black wire goes. After tripping a breaker, and my heart stopping for a sec watching my friend plug it in and then that BZZZZ noise happened, and calling in some man reinforcement, we got it done. So sometimes ladies, you really do need a freaking man. Don't ever say you heard that from me! LOL!

And then there was the horror that is the Facebook Drama Whores. I thought Halloween was on MONDAY?? 
We talk about a lot of random stuff on my facebook page...most days we go from kids, to bitching about husbands, to bitchin about housework, to news, to what's for goes all OVER the place. Kind of like my mind...
I guess it was sometime last week a discussion was going about what to do with facebook 'friends' who over post, annoy everyone, preach to people...etc.a general post that spun off into a very funny somehow it was relayed to someone I know that this post  was about them(not a single name or certain action was mentioned), and a shit ton of un-necessary drama has ensued. I have a pretty good idea who the relayer is too. I'll never understand why people do crap like that. What are we, in high school? In fact, I don't even remember high school being this ridiculous. You have to be some delusional lunatic to obsess over facebook posts and decide that you know they are speaking subliminally to one particular person, then go run your mouth like a yenta on a bad day like you have ANY idea what is going on.

this is what I have to say about that one:

     My brain hurts. I don't really have a lot of funnies today, I just really needed to get that off my chest. thanks everyone for the sweet comments and support.