Saturday, September 5, 2009

Week In Review: August 30 - September 5, 2009

Here is this weeks Week In Review for August 30 - September 5, 2009

Sunday: Another lazy Sunday. Got up and fed the kids breakfast. Joe went to work. The kids and I just hung around the house. I gave the kids lunch and CJ spilled his juice all over the floor. Kaitlyn walked through it and got foot prints everywhere so I ended up on my hands and knees cleaning the entire kitchen floor. I put CJ down for a nap and then watched my soaps. Joe ended up working an hour later than he was supposed to. I washed dishes and prepared a meatloaf, but had to wait for him to get home with some onion soup mix. Put the final ingredient in and popped the meatloaf in the oven and then sat down to begin watching a movie with Joe while the girls cleaned their rooms. Or were supposed to be cleaning their rooms anyways. Paused the movie to finish cooking dinner and fed the kids. Then continued watching our movie so we could return it before we got charged for another night. Put the girls in the shower and got CJ ready for bed. Sent the kids to bed and finished watching our movie. Joe went to return the movie with about half an hour to spare. Then we watched some TV and I showered and went to bed.

Monday: Got woken up by the phone ringing at 6 this morning. It was Joe's work. Someone called out and they needed him to come in. He didn't want to because it was a day off, but he has another one on Saturday and we could use the money. So he called them back and told him that he'd be in. So we had to get up and get the kids dressed and bring Joe to work. Then we came home and had breakfast. Packed their backpacks and snacks and brought them to school. Then CJ and I came home for a little while. I had an appointment at 10:15 so we left shortly after 10 for that. It was quick though and we were home before 11. CJ was getting restless. He was laying on the floor rubbing his own back. It was really cute. I gave him lunch at 11 and he fell asleep in his high chair. So I put him down for a nap. Then I cleaned up a little and laid down on the couch and dozed for a few. The phone rang. It was Joe. So I talked to him for a little while and shortly after CJ got up from his nap. I gave him something to drink and checked my e-mail. Found out that the fundraiser packets were delivered to the school on Friday. So I needed to go find out where those were. So we went to the school and I found the packets. Moved the heavy boxes into the PTA closet for safe keeping until we're ready to send them home. Opened a box to take a look. Then went over to the gym where I pick up the kids. Saw my PTA VP's husband there picking up the kids so I went over to chat with him while I waited for the kids to come down. Got my kids and went home where they started homework. Then we had to go pick Joe up from work. Came home and the kids finished up their homework. I started dinner and washed dishes and cleaned up the kitchen. Finished cooking dinner and we ate. Then got the kids washed up and ready for bed. Sent them to bed for 8. I cleaned up from dinner and Joe and I watched some TV. I took a shower and went to bed.

Tuesday: Got up with the kids to make sure they were getting ready for school. They are doing okay so far. Kaitlyn wanted a hair band that she swore was in the car so I went out to look for it. Couldn't find it though and then noticed the passenger slider door on the van wasn't working right. So went and told Joe who went outside to try seeing what was wrong. He oiled it and looked at it. It's still on the track and the oil didn't help. I had to get the girls to school though. So we just let it be. It's opening and closing for now. Dropped the kids off and came home and folded laundry. Hung around the house chatting with Joe for the morning. Then CJ had lunch and took his nap. I ate and was doing some stuff on the computer. I checked the bank account knowing that I needed to get some money into it, but wanted to check just how much to cover something that would be debiting. Turned out I was very overdrawn and there was a check that I did not write nor authorize. So I called the bank and they told me I'd need to close the account. Put a freeze on it for now and file a fraud complaint. I didn't have time to go to the bank though so they just put the freeze on my account. Now I can't write checks or use my debit card. Such a mess. I went to the store and picked up some flour with the points I had on my card to be able to make dinner and went to pick up the kids. While I was standing there waiting for them to open the doors my girlfriend called me asking if I could get her kids they were running a little late and she'd meet me there. So I got her kids with some objection from one of the teachers. Sad thing is the teacher knows me, but turns out she wanted to talk to her mom anyways so she just hung out with us. They got there and I hung around and waited because I wanted to talk to my friend too. Chatted with her and then went home. Joe was getting ready to leave for work. The girls started their homework. I made breakfast for dinner. Natalie went to the bathroom and told me the toilet was leaking. I checked it out and she was right there was water all over the floor. So I cleaned that up and figured out where it seemed to be coming from. I called my landlord who was a complete tool. I managed to get him to come look at it rather than leaving us with a busted toilet for who knows how long. Turned out it was an easy fix, but it will probably break again. My landlord left and I got the kids ready for bed. Sent them off to bed and then decompressed from the day a bit. Went and washed dishes. Then Joe came home and we watched TV together. Then I showered and went to bed.

Wednesday: Got up and got the kids ready for school. Natalie was complaining that she didn't have any socks. Like there was something I could do. She found some socks though. Joe went to work. I got the girls lunches together (they didn't want hot lunch) and fed them breakfast. Got dressed and got CJ dressed. Then we walked the girls to school. Said my goodbyes to them and walked back home. Once we got home I started making some phone calls. Had to order lunch for the teachers/staff at the school on Friday. Then also wanted to call Quassy to see what their carload weekend is all about. Fed CJ lunch and put him down for a nap. Cleaned up around the house some. When CJ got up from his nap we went to pick the girls up from school. When we got home Joe came home shortly after and we went to the bank to fix the problems we were having with our bank account. Then it was off to Target for a quick thing. Then back to my friend's house so he could look at the sliding door on our van which was getting kind of stuck and making this awful noise when we opened and closed it. He fixed it. Yay! Joe couldn't get in far enough to oil the wheel that was getting stuck. The door needed to be partly removed. Home for dinner and for Natalie to finish homework and kids in bed. Then I washed and dried the whites. Decided I wanted a fountain soda so went to 7-11 for that. Came home and played around on the computer drinking my soda and went to bed way too late.

Thursday: Got up and fought with the girls all morning about getting ready and not fighting with each other. Then realized at 4 minutes till 8:30 that today was supposed to be Natalie's first day of morning chorus. It wasn't happening. I wasn't dressed yet. Got dressed and got the kids to school. Saw a friend and chatted with her for a few. Went to the library to return books only two days late. Came home and cleaned the bathroom and straightened the living room. My landlord had a plumber coming to fix our dripping sink. He did that. Joe went to work. CJ had lunch and took a nap. When he got up we walked to pick up his sisters from school. Came home and looked at the kids papers. Discovered the ominous permission slip from Natalie. Tried to contact someone about my not signing this violation of my rights. When Joe got home we went to Walmart to buy the girls some sneakers. Fought with Natalie because she tried on every sneaker and didn't like a single one. We ended up having to go to a second Walmart for her sneakers. Finally got them both their new sneakers and went to get gas and dinner. Came home and sent everyone to bed and I spent the rest of the night catching up on stuff on the computer. Took a shower and went to bed.

Friday: Got up and the kids dressed, fed, and ready for school. They had to be in early. Well, Natalie did. She was getting a little extra instrument help in music. So I brought them in and then talked to the music teacher. Then I spoke to the FRC. Then I went to the bank to sign something and home. I only got to be home for a short time before having to head back to the school to set up the teacher's luncheon for the PTA. Got that set up and came home. Ate something and just relaxed. Then my phone rang shortly after 2. It was one of my officers who was cleaning up from the lunch. Turned out there was tons of food left so I needed to go there and get some. We had about half of the food there that we had ordered. That's crazy. So we split up the food and I brought it home real quick. Joe had to go to work for 3. So he took the car and I walked back to the school to pick up the girls. Spoke to the person who works for Youth Services (the group taking the 5th graders on a field trip with the permission slip I didn't like). She said I do have to sign that for her to go, but after discussing it with her more she told me I can cross out the parts I don't like and "we'll see what happens". So that's what we're going to do. Gives me a little peace of mind. My friend gave us a ride home. I ended up bickering back and forth with Joe's brother in messages on Face Book about whether or not he's making an effort to see his family when he's home. I don't think he is. Well, I should say I know he isn't since he's seeing no one in his family. He's just seeing his wife's family like always. He keeps trying to get us to do things on his terms. Sigh, such a shame. We had sandwiches for dinner courtesy of PTA. CJ went to bed and the girls stayed up until Joe got home from work. I washed some dishes and we sent the girls to bed. Then Joe and I stayed up way too late both of us arguing with his brother. He's still not getting it. I did a load of laundry and went to bed.

Saturday: I actually slept in. Got up and Joe was already up and had fed the kids. That never happens. He was on the phone with a friend of ours. I took a shower and then we got ready to go out. Went to the store and bank to get some money. Came home and ate lunch and packed up the car with food and beach stuff to go to Quassy Amusement park. Went over a friend's house who was coming with us. Joe drove and ended up missing the exit because he wasn't listening to me. And then get so aggravated with me he planned on not going. I convinced him to go anyways though and we got there around 2. We had a great time riding rides and doing the water park. Stayed there until it closed at 10. CJ was so tired he passed out in the car and barely opened his eyes when I changed him. Put the kids to bed. Had another message from Joe's brother about how much he's tried. I give up and told him so and then got ready for bed.

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