Thursday, July 26, 2012

Grouch, Grouch, Grouch

Just call me Oscar, cause I've been so grouchy this week.  It's not even 'that time of the month', I'm just in a pissy mood.  The kids have been nuts, I've been in low to moderate levels pain most of the week, and stupid people keep popping up to annoying me.  This morning my ire is directed toward this seller on Amazon.  J had me order a power cable for a work computer- he had checked it out then lost the power cord, so now he has to replace it.  So I get on Amazon and order one up.  For reasons unbeknownst to me, Amazon used my old Fayetteville address.  Even though I have bought lots and lots of stuff, and it's always been sent to my GA address, this one time, it defaulted to my old address.  Well I didn't realize it until it was too late.  I immediately contacted the seller, who told me to just go to my old address to pick up my package.  Can't do that dumbass.  I said it might end up being returned to sender because our forwarding period was expired.  They graciously informed me they would only charge me a 10% restocking fee.  I asked them if they couldn't just send me the power cord I'd already ordered and paid for if/when it was returned to sender.  Nope.  I have to pay to have it restocked, then order a new one and make sure I get it shipped to the correct address.  Well thanks sooooooo much for all your help.  Believe I'll be purchasing the power cord from someone else.  Or better yet, J can order his own damn power cord, since HE lost the first one.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Long Month

July has been a long damn month, and there is still a whole week left!  The kids have been crazy making this week.  Today we have GOT to get out of the house, despite trying to conserve gas in the car and avoid the unbearable heat.  Lunch date with J, followed by a dreaded trip to the commissary (grocery store on base).  I have managed to continue being a productive knitter this week.  I've finished two hats to far, and am working on a 3rd.

I wish R would agree to model for me more often.  He seemingly hates anything I have knitted just on principle.  Contrary, stubborn child that he is.  

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Finished work, 7/21

not a bad week's work, considering how sick I was Monday and Tuesday.  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I don't think I have posted about B and her allergies before.  We're still sorting them out, but so far she seems to be allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, dust, and some sort or pollen (I suspect it's grass).  Something environmental causes her arms and legs to break out in eczema.  The food allergies all cause her to break out in hives and, depending on the amount of food and the degree of contact, swelling and massive snot flow.  She goes for her 15 month well baby next week, and it's something we'll have to discuss with them.  At her 12 month we were just dealing with the eczema and it wasn't such a big deal.  Since then she's tried peanut butter, dairy, and eggs.  She had a reaction to something cooked with cashews in it (she got some of the sauce, but didn't actually eat the nuts themselves.  So tree nuts are still iffy.  Someone suggested almond butter, but I am really reluctant to let her try it.  Several people have suggest we do allergy testing and see a pediatric allergist.  But then I've also been told that's sort of a waste of time/money.  I want to wait and see what her pediatrician recommends before J and I decide one way or the other.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

trying to get organized

I'm trying to clean up and organize my craft table and desk area this afternoon.  My 'inspiration yarn' basket is overflowing.  I need to sort through it and put some of it back in the stash.  My 'working yarn' basket in the living room has yarn in it that needs to go back into the 'inspiration yarn' basket.  My clips and ribbons and buttons and mailing envelopes and paper cutter and log book and various other items all got consolidated into a new collapsible bin.  My finished projects got rehomed from an old gift bag to another new bin.  I really would like to sort through my stash and reorganize it a bit, but I can't do that with the kids around.  But it's not just my craft area.  My whole house is so messy and cluttered, it makes me want to lay down and cry.  Some of it my fault.  I don't put away the kids laundry as often as I should and it gets piled up.  I don't dust often enough.  I let the homeschool shelf get all in disarray.  It needs an organizational overhaul too.  I'm just one person in a house with 3 other people though.  Two of the are funnels of destruction.  It's more than I can counter on my own.  Like right now, at this very moment, after I just gathered up all the paper trash out of the floor of my room and off of my table, my kids are shredding a magazine and pulling apart a pad of sticky notes *sigh*  Better go put a stop to them.