Tuesday, April 14, 2009

yet another washing machine psa

A while back, I made reference to Kix cereal, or maybe Cheerios, and what they do to washers and dryers.
Today, folks, I have another important washer and dryer message, one that is more important than cereal.
If you know, or suspect, that your preschool aged children have gotten into a box of instant mashed potato flakes, and you are doing the laundry from their room, shake out their clothing and bedding before putting it in the wash. Hit it with a vacuum or shop-vac even. After this, there will still be dehydrated potato on the items you will be putting in the wash.
Make sure you use COLD water, not hot, as hot water reconstitutes the potatoes rather quickly. I would also suggest that you wash them twice before putting them in the dryer.
If you do not heed my warning, you will pull clothing and bedding out of the dryer that has small, hardened, potato pancake like items all over them. You will then have to sit down with a butter knife or spoon removing said potato product from said items.

Not a way to spend an evening or morning.

That is all, carry on.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

really, one defunct body part isn't enough?

So, a long, long time ago, in a city far away, well, on foot, at least, I was diagnosed with achille's tendonitis, and platar's fasciitis. What this essentially means is that my left foot is totally fucked.

For a decent amount of the time, it's tolerable. I amalmost alwaysin some small amount of pain, but it's negligable. Sometimes, it's worse, Ineed abrace for my ankle and foot, occasionaly I will need a cane or crutches. On rare occasions, it does what it is doing now. The pain comes out of no where. The ankle and foot will be fine one moment, and then,, in an instant, it will be in incredible, searing, agonizing, acute, pain.

Nothing is helping, not heat, not cold, not over the counter painkillers. I really don't want to take a vicodin, but I willif I need to, and pray that it helps.
I cannot focus, I cannot consentrate, I can barely function. I am so glad that I have other adultsin the house right now, to deal with the kids.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Loki is Three!

Today, the babiest of my babies, Loki, is three eyars old.
Three years ago today, I was sitting in the hospital, awaiting induction, and getting a bolus of meds, as I was actually possitive for Strep-B even though my chart said I wasn't, oh, until the last page, that is.
Sistah-Girl was there when Loki was born, in fact, she cut the cord. She also took many a picture with me looking beautiful and all new momma glow, even though I was exhausted.

Loki- Years from now, you may read this, or may not. If you do, I want you to know that you are a phenomal kid. I know that because of your older brothers, you may not always get the attention you deserve, but i do the best I can. You are amazing with Thor, and you routinely steal Hermes' toys. I love you so much, baby. You may be a rabid spider monkey, but you are MY rabid spider monkey, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Monday, April 06, 2009


April is national autism awareness month. I have been 'informed' of this by too many people to count in hte last six days.Seriously, do you walk up to a black dude in February and go "Hey, did you know it's black history month?"Do people walk up to women with children on mother's day and go "Hey, did you know it's mother's day today?"Do people look at you on your birthday and go "Oh, by the way, today is your birthday, just so you know, maybe you might want to do something, being as how it's the day you were born and all" and be serious about it? I have a child on the autism spectrum, I am totally aware that it is Autism Awareness Month. Even if I didn't remember, any one of the websites or organizations or societies that deal with Autism that I belong to would have reminded me.I honestly appreciate the sentiment, I do, and I know it's your way of saying that you care about me and the boys, but still, I know, stop reminding me that there is a month devoted to the awareness of something that I HAVE to be aware of every second, of every minute, of every day.

Geek side taking over

So tonight if the first day of the spring term at school. This is also y first day of Accounting 1- the first of many core classes required for me to get my bachelors in accounting. I am like, 8 million sorts of giddy over this, It's nuts. I don't know when the last time was that I was this anticipatory/nervous/anxious about something.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

the in-laws have invaded facebook

My inlaws are now on facebook, both of them.
Facebook as we know it is now over.
my MIL is horrid when it comes to sending on every friggen 'cute' or 'funny' email she gets, I can only imagine what it will be like once she gets around to all the FB apps. She hasn't friended me yet, but it will happen soon enough.