Friday, June 17, 2011

Just a few quiet moments

This week has been a hard one. J.'s been on 12-15 hour shifts all week, and R has been a maniacal beast, running amok and tearing shit up left and right. I'm just about ready to pack him off to the zoo. not really, but, ya know... some days its like having a wild animal loose in my house. B's great, she's my little bit of peace and calm amidst the raging tornado of toddler fury that is her brother. She's sleeping now, and R. is parked in front of a movie, so I have a few quiet moments to myself.

I'm in a bit of despair about my car. It really needs some work done to it. We've been putting it off, but really can't much longer. I went to the repair shop near our house this morning, but they say I have to drop it off. Big huge problem. I have no way to do that. We don't have another vehicle we can all ride in, and I don't know anyone here that can either A)give me a ride, or B) watch the kids for me. And the garage doesn't offer a pick up drop off service, nor could they give me a ride back to my house. Nor could I even make an appointment for one day next week, first come first serve only. Well sheesh, they sure don't want my money then. They didn't even have a waiting room or lobby.

The house is slowly coming together. we've still got boxes and stuff piled up under the car port. J hasn't been able to bring anything in this week. I've brought a few small things in, but it's been hard to get anything other than the bare essentials done here at the house this week.

Annnnnd R just woke his sister up, so I guess that's all for now.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Back Online

We moved in to our new place over Memorial Day weekend, and yesterday our dsl service was finally cut on. We're getting settled in out here in the country and really enjoying the change of pace from 'motel hell'. The unpacking is slow going. I rely on J to bring in boxes from the carport, and bring loads over from the storage unit, and if he doesn't do his part, I can't do mine. We're also waiting on some furniture to come TN later this month. I have the kitchen unpacked, and the nursery unpacked and set up, and mine and the kids clothes unpacked out of the suit cases. I still have stuff in baskets and boxes though, waiting on my dresser and chest of drawers. We bought some new furniture last Saturday. I have a new couch and a new glider with a foot stool, both of which are really nice. I am still on the prowl for a wing chair to put in the living room. I really want to paint, because the walls are pretty dingy, but I don't think I can do it alone, and I think it's pretty far down on J's list of projects right now. There are plenty of little, and big, projects to work on around here. I'm still a little peeved that we spent so much time and energy and money on the old house, making it nice for someone else. I feel like J. won't be nearly as motivated to help me make this place as nice for us. He is wanting to spend all our extra money right now on expensive lawn equipment and eventually a motor cycle to ride to work (to save money on gas he says).