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Friday, September 23, 2011

Welcome Fall!

Today is officially the first day of autumn... it is my favorite season by far BUT I was still kind of hoping for a bit of an indian summer like last year. It could still happen, but the definitely not today! It is nasty and rainy out. We are having a relaxing day at home with movies and Duplo blocks. I have been organizing and the only time we stepped out today was to head into town to the Dollar store to get a hook and headphones (I am going to try music for this insomnia I've been experiencing) and then to the Quick Chek to get some pumpkin cappuccino. This momma needs caffeine!! ESPECIALLY since there is talk of going to the bar after work. The cruel part of my sleeping troubles is that I am NEVER tired at night. I AM tired like clockwork around 4-5 pm and then again around 8pm. and also when I have to get up in the morning around 7-8am. I get home from work anywhere from 11pm-2am depending on the night and I am wired and can't sleep. I've tried all the "tricks" lay in the dark, just turn your mind off.... watch a book... go on the computer to unwind (what I usually do)... but to no avail. I do drink iced tea every day and most of the time. I started drinking water towards the end of the night to see if it is the caffeine keeping me up but my body MUST have some immunity built up since I drink so much all the time. My body's refusal to sleep is a reoccuring event... I am pretty much used to it, but last night was an eternity of tossing and turning. Try watching a clock for 3+ hrs.... wishing to sleep....long as hell... but I'm tough! I'm wide awake and ready to begin organizing some more. I will be tired later this afternoon but sometimes I can get dinner started and take a power nap before work. Jim's good like that - letting me pass out in the little time he sees me. Small sacrifices I suppose.

AAAAnyway... I have been trying to downsize all the stuff we have in this apartment. I held on to so much stuff for so long in hopes of eventually getting a bigger place... but it will just have to be put off a bit longer. We aren't going to come into any more money in a loong time so I guess we are here until I can work again during the day. and possibly still at night too. Being poor sucks sometimes. We are comfortable and can afford to feed and take care of our children, but we certainly aren't getting ahead anywhere. Here I go rambling again... =) my point being::: if anyone needs clothing (kids or womens) or toys... hit me up. I have a giant pile taking up my walk in part of my closet that was set aside for a yard sale that I never found time to have. If this indian summer hits I will have to drag it all out on my sisters lawn and have a yard sale =) I HATE just throwing things out... Id rather they go to good use somewhere. Maybe someone knows of donation spots I can take stuff. There's a little bit of everything. My children are so blessed with loved ones and friends that provide so much for them. random thought... just appreciative.

Jackson dragged out his training potty by himself today and has been running around commando for about an hour with no accidents... (I'm hooping not to turn around to him peeing on the couch or something... hahaha) he refuses to wear the training underpants... just no diaper. at least he is wearing his clothes today...
Maris is playing the wii like a teenager or something... she can set the av channel and pick a game and everything. Jim bought her another kiddie game on the nintendo channel last night. She is doing rhymes and matches. Keeps her busy and its educational....

Alright I blabbered on enough for today! I have been thinking heavily about music today and did a music survey of sorts... those who know me know I am a list fanatic... here's what I have first reactions, off the top of my head.

5 songs that make you happy without

1. el scorcho - weezer
2. stuck in the middle with you -

steeler's wheel
3. waiting on a sunny day - bruce

4. two princes - spin doctors
5. walk with you - ringo starr ft paul


5 songs that make you sad without fail

1. brick - ben folds 5
2. fools rush in - elvis presley
3. the river - bruce springsteen
4. with you in your dreams - hanson
5. lost cause - beck

5 favorite songs sung by men

1. watching the wheels - john lennon
2. wild world - cat stevens
3. for the longest time - billy joel
4. in my life - the beatles
5. waiting on a sunny day - bruce


5 favorite songs sung by women

1. fast car - tracy chapman
2. crimson and clover - joan jett
3. i love Cher... if I had to pick one

I guess Just Like Jesse James
4. Like a Prayer - Madonna
5. Feels like Home - Chantal Kreviazuk

5 favorite bands of all time

1. The Beatles (duh.)
2. Weezer
3. The Clash
4. Talking Heads
5. The Cars

5 Favorite Female Singers

1. Cher
2. Joan Jett
3. Cyndi Lauper
4. Pink
5. Alanis Morrisette

5 favorite Male singers

1. John Lennon (instead of taking up 4

of the 5 spots, I will list my

favorite Beatle haha)
2. Bruce Springsteen
3. Billy Joel
4. Rivers Cuomo (Weezer)
5. Michael Stipe (REM)

5 favorite soundtrack songs (movie scenes)

1. Where is My Mind - The Pixies (Fight Club ending!)
2. Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship (Mannequin)
3. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel (Say Anything)
4. Stuck in the Middle with You - Steelers Wheel (Reservior Dogs)
5. Eaten By The Monster of Love - The Sparks (Valley Girl!)


  1. Loving Fall too, just not today with the rain...I too found time today to clean and purge! I would put things on craigslist or freecycle...looking forward to some better weather!

    HOw does Maris like her new classes?

  2. We need some fall park playdates. I get the best pictures of the kids then :) Maris is loving her classes. I think she enjoys reading class the best. She can spell a few things like her name, Jackson, and CAT now. She loves playing with all the kids, but she was discouraged by the fact that all the kids were new, not from last years class. She will make friends fast, she's Maris haha

  3. I've often thought of having a FREE sale in my driveway just so that all the crap I have in my house can go somewhere needed!!