Friday, May 15, 2009

if at first you don't succeed....

Well, seeing as it has been forever since I've posted anything on here, and posting on here is something that I used to really enjoy and now as I've been home for so long the post pardem depression is finally catching up to me, or maybe it's just regular depression. Either way, having been home this long and just being with kids day in and day out has finally caught up with me and so as part of my plan for not getting swallowed whole I've decided to make sure I start posting again on here, among other things.

I went to my graduation fair yesterday, got paperwork all filled out and got my "graduation gift" from the staff there at DeVry. Not very impressive, a water bottle with the DeVry and Keller logos and a very cheap plastic desk calculator...kind of depressing considering I had to buy my cap and gown, I had to buy my announcements and I've taken out over 50k in student loans...and I get like a $5 gift....very annoying. I also had a person telling me I'd have a better chance of getting a job if I went ahead and started my graduate coursework through Keller. Ha! I won't even consider taking out even more student loans until I manage to at least get employed! I was so excited about graduation, thinking that now I'll be able to apply for all kinds of jobs previously unavailable to me. As my previous job hunting experiences always had me finding jobs that I was completely qualified for except for having a bachelors degree. This time around seems to not be the case. I find that very few jobs actually require a bachelor's degree and those that do require like 10 years experience! UGH!! Well, I signed up for career placement assistance with DeVry so hopefully they'll be able to get me a job soon! For sanity's sake! After all, there's only so much bacon and friend chicken a girl can consume to forget her Woes!

Oh well...I guess we shall see how that goes. Other news, we're taking the kids to cub scout camp tomorrow in which we'll be shooting bb guns and bows and arrows...I suppose I had some kind of freaky death wish when I agreed to this because I don't know about you, but Miah with a weapon is a little scary...although I could be flashing back to taking him fishing a couple of years ago, that was a near death experience for sure!

Soccer season has ended and I've been looking for the next sport to sign the kids up for, I found summer flag football, but I think I might keep looking until I find swimming leasons or something like that.

Other news, Eric got me a Wii for mother's's AWESOME!! We've got a few games, one of them is called "game party 2" and Eric and I have like a nightly duel! It has darts: 301, 501, cricket. It also has ski ball, shuffle board, beer pong, and lawn darts. It's so much fun! We get really into the darts especially and it's nice because you don't have to stand and you don't have to be worried about hitting someone at the bar when the darts go off target. Also, the drinks are cheaper, and we can smoke! All around good evening entertainment for the likes of us.

Gage isn't walking yet, he likes standing up a lot but hasn't really seemed to interested in the whole concept of walking. I think I'm going to get him one of those upright push-n-walk toys but we'll see how that goes. He has four top teeth now and two bottomw teeth and he's become extremely klingy. I thin this is part of my sudden urge to find a job ASAP. I can't get anything done because Gage wants to be held all day, if I don't hold him, he sits, and he screams...not pleasant.

Cody is about the same as usual. Just chilling, he's my fairly low maintenance child and sometimes that's what I love about him the most. Although he is fairly sensitive to people who hurt his feelings he has gotten much, much better about not having an emotional breakdown when someone or something inflicts a tiny measure of pain.

Miah is as squirrely as ever. I think his recent behavior has been so appalling it's actually made my head spin around on my shoulders. Okay, maybe not that bad, but we've had a family meeting, made a whole family rules list, car rules list, punishments list and still, the child behaves in a way that is just so difficult to handle.

Jeremiah: LA DA DA DA DA DA (as loud as possible)
Me: Miah, no screaming in the car remeber, that's one of the rules....this is your warning okay?
him: oh, yeah ok.
Jeremiah: cody....cody.....CODYCODYCODYCODYCODY (LOUD)
me: jeremiah, I asked you to stop yelling in the car, that's a quarter in the jar tonight
miah: oh, I wasn't yelling...
me: yes, yes you were, and I'm not going to argue about this...

and on, and on, and on, he had 5....count 'em 5 warnings on the way to school and it's only a 15 minute drive! AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Okay, I know I'm being childish and whiny right now but I think that I have the right considering the my seven year old still acts like a two year old. I know a lot of it isn't necessarily his fault, and could have a lot to do with his ADHD but somehow that just makes it so much more frusterating because it makes it seem like there's no hope for him to do better. I know he tries bless his heart but man, I don't know if we're going to even make it to the teenage years, much less survive them at this point. Okay so that's definitely being melodramatic but like I said, I've been whiny so that's gonna go hand in hand with melodramatic!

Eric is doing well despite frustrations with his job and I personally think he should receive saint points for his patience in dealing with me during the recent happenings. Lets just say nuerotic (and whiny!) would be a good way to describe my demeanor. His frusteration with his job comes from the fact that they were told with the new contract his company got on shriever and peterson air force bases that they'd be working 55 hour weeks for the next six months and then he got his check and it was for 38 hours, they're taking all kinds of extra time off their checks....not cool. Plus since they're going straight to the job site and not going to the shop to clock in it makes it more difficult for Eric to have any way to prove that he should be getting more money on his paycheck....double trouble.

As for me, I'm trying to stay positive, stay on top of the laundry and stay sane. Wish me luck!!

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