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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I see my sanity going down the drain...

Lets see... My week in a nutshell.
heavy on the NUT part. I am surrounded by them.

Brett ran into a tree- scratched his head up somethin awful. and did it on the side where he has no hair. well there is none on either side, but I meant on the side, as opposed to the top. where he does have hair.

Its not pretty.... But the good news is : the tree will survive!!

I have a new addition to the family. We were out picking up hay yesterday. BR had to put it on the trailers and I had to drive it to the barn at my uncles. I was loaded and waiting on BR to get the other trailer loaded and saw my mothers dog playing with a squeeky toy. Only it squeeked when it went UP in the air. Then it dawned on me and I went and looked.

Say hello to Wabbit.

Dont ask what I am going to do with a swamp rabbit.

I got no clue.... If it lives..

But it is sweet. Now if I can just keep the kids, dog and cat away from it. They all want to love it to some degree...

Matt had baseball practice yesterday. He is really enjoying it. He hit some good balls and Brett found 9 balls all over the park. They are now in the floor board of my truck. And everytime you open a door they fall out. There is a 5 gallon bucket in the back seat with balls in it. I dont know why it would have been too much trouble to reach BEHIND him and put them in that bucket.. But it was aparently..

The kids are getting back on a schedule. sorta. They finaly went back to school on Monday. I was glad. I have alot of stuff to get done for differnt projects at the school and it has to be in session for it to work!

Rayley and Bow and I had a funeral to go to on Monday. Since I had the kids I just went to the graveside. While we were there someone told her she looked pretty. "well mom say'd she reckon'd I looked decent enough, since she didnt have much to work with to start with". That was taken WAY out of context. She had a few nice dresses, but no shoes to fit that matched. The shoes that DID fit, matched a dress that was too little. AND I am still fighting her hair. that chunk she cut out of the front is hard to camoflauge. REAL hard.

The preacher tried to give her some candy. She looked at him like he was crazy. he said 'you took it Sunday, whats wrong with it?" "my mom didnt see me take it so she didnt know, but she is watching now..." HHHHHMMMMMMMMM... LOL

Oh and tonight, I was trying to clean the living room. I had just gotten Bow down for a short nap. All of a sudden I hear Brett screaming "MOM!! GET YOUR GUN!! GET YOUR GUN!!"
so I jump up and head into the kitchen. He tells me to look out the window and then GET MY GUN!!

Well Bow had woken back up and followed me into the kitchen. So he went strait to the dog food bowl, apparently nursing to sleep and the trip into the kitchen builds up an appitite..

I looked out the window. Expecting one of the more adventerous coyotes that we have been having. I have been wanting to get a shot at them for a while. They are getting really bad, and thats dangerous. Poor Duke still has problems with his legs from his last tangle with them. and I worry about the kids, cause they are out at all hours of the day and night. In the yard no less.

Nope. It was a doe. about 25 feet from the window. I will be honest. I had a moment there where my mouth was drooling and my finger itching. LORDY that would taste SOOO good with fresh peas.. I havent had deer meat in a month of sundays.. or longer.. yep its been Longer... BUT, its not deer season. And the next image that flashed through my head was having to string her up, gut and skin her, get her cut up, clean the meat, package it and get it in an already full freezer. Damn those peas.. Plus its not deer season. AND, its hot outside. way too hot to be butcherin up a deer. And its not deer season.
we watched her for a good 7 or 8 minutes. She would flick her tail, and had her ears turned towards the house. But she never flagged or spooked. (flagged is where they stick their tail strait up and run off, showing off the white underside and 'flagging' all other deer within site). She will be back. Hopefully during season. when its cooler. and BR is home to gut, skin and butcher.

I even let Rayley out of the corner to come and see. She was in the corner while I was cooling off. She had gotten one of the boys highlighters (I cant remmeber who bought them highlighters, but when I do they will hear about it..) she had gotten one of the boys highlighters and since they wouldnt let her play with them she had drawn in a book, on Bretts bed, and then cause the cat was 'a boring white color' she had streaked her... Just her head, so its not dangerous. When asked why she wrote on the bed and book she said "cause I was mad, and wanted to". When asked about the cat she said "cause she wouldnt leave me alone, she kept trying to pet me, and cause she is a boring white color, and this color matched her eyes, AND, she likes to be pretty"

when asked what else she drew on, all I got was "what else did you find?" Not the answer I wanted to hear. So I put her in the corner while I got the baby to sleep and cooled off some.. When I told her to come here that I was ready to punish her she said "can you just whip me? I dont want to have to clean my room".

This kid amazes me sometimes too. I was making koolaide yesterday. and as I am stirring it she says "look at the whirlpool mom, be careful it doesnt eat your spoon, you know that whirlpools will pull you in and you cant get out when you are swimming, you dont want that to happen to your spoon. "

Bow has learned some new tricks too.

Sunday BR was outside fixing the boys bikes. I opened the wood door so Bow could see out and watch them. He cant open the storm door, and it has glass so he cant fall through.
He loves to stand there and bang on it and watch everything. And he quit eating the hydrolic arm that keeps it closed. I show'd y'all that pic right?

Notice the teethmarks??

Anyway, I walked out and was helping fix the 4th tube in about 7 days (after the second I asked if there was something INSIDE the tire popping them. I was ignored, well mostly, I did get the 'you sure ask stupid questions' look..). But I regress: I was outside cause BR decided something must be popping them and needed it fixed, so I had to find super glue and hold the old tube while he cut it. To cover the spokes. I suggested electrical tape to cover up the spokes that were sticking through. Again with the 'dumb blonde' look. So, when the cut tube wouldnt stay still, cause we were out of super glue, it was decided that some tape would be needed to hold it in place. Of course since its so thick, we just ran around the tire about 4 times.

Its a shame we went through all those tubes. I really wish I had thought about looking for that a week ago..

Anyway, we sent Brett back into the house to get something and as he rounded the end of the truck he says "Look who has came to see us!!"

Yep, it was Bow. He went out the door, and apparently DOWN the steps.. Either that or he fell off the porch... There was no thud, and no crying.. so I am going with the step theory.. I dont know when he learned that. He has NO expeirence with steps. All he can do is get off the couch with out falling on his head. And that took MONTHS to learn.

He came all the way across the yard. Just as proud of him self as he could be.

He has also discovered the joys of the tub. If you leave the bathroom door open he takes off quick as lightin to get IN the tub. Its got no water in it, but he is still so proud of himself. He just sits there and smiles. Till you go to get him. Then he takes off crawlin towards the back trying to hide.

He did this about 9 times the other day. FINALLY after many many many time of me saying no he quit. I have been on the kids to close the door. and KEEP it closed.

And he does the same in my bathroom. Except a little differnt. He hasnt gotten in my tub yet. Its a garden tub so its alot higher. He hasnt found the step. The other day I had went outside to put Rayley's carseat in my grandfathers car for church. I came back in about 5 minutes later and BR was laying on our bed watchin TV. He asked me where my kid was. I said I didnt know, but then I heard water running. He has learned to turn on my tub, and LOVES to do it. So we have to keep THAT door closed too.

Now it wouldnt be that big of a deal to keep the bathroom doors shut, aside from the fact that there are 4 people who live in this house with HIA syndrome and they forget to close them quiet often. Heck, I am thrilled when they flush. BUT the cat has 2 litter boxes. and they are in the bathrooms... yep.. Anyone want a simanx? she is half manx and half simease. looks like a simease and has a 3 inch tail. Real sweet. and LOVES kids. Bow body slams her at least 5 times a day. pulls her, pushes her, tries to eat her. and she just lays down and purrs.. and then sleeps beside him at night.. She aint real bright..

Anyway, back to my day...

Tonight I got a phone call. Right at bedtime. So I am trying to get the kids quiet, and in the bed. with hand motions.. Ever notice how when you cant scream at the kids they cant decifer what you are motioning? But I promise, if I made a motion of opening a candy bar they would know what I was doing... this phone call was a really important one. It was a 2 week job that I dont want to pass up. I finally got the kids quiet and got them to take the baby with them. The throat slitting motion got through to one of them... So I am taking notes, trying to listen to this woman offer me the job of a lifetime.

Next thing I know I look over the edge of the couch. Its situated so that you can see right into the kids bathroom. (not so good since they havent really started shutting the door yet... it makes for interesting TV watching...)
and this is what I see. Oh well.. at least I stopped the bathtub diving...

Notice how much fun he seems to be having?


Karen said...

OMG. I would just about die.

Dot said...

Bow is just too cute. I raised two boys and the most they did was splash their hands in the toilet water. You got yourself an adventurer with no fear. Your blog cheered up my whole day. Thanks

Dot said...

I really miss you blogging. I started reading junking blogs. Please save me from these. I am thinking of making a wind chime out of old faucet parts and crystals. No one here wants to see one of those here. I need to relax and just read a good old story from you. Miss you lots.