Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I'm baaaack!

I'm going to try to start posting again.. this one probably won't contain my usual, highly sought after wit because I'm just going to update..

So, after 8 years of marriage, 3 children, owning 2 homes and moving 4 or 5 times my husband has decided that he no longer wants to be married. Now, he doesn't like me to blame it on him and I'm not giving him all the fault for the marriage not working out but he IS the one who decided to call it quits. So that IS his fault. I tried to get us to go to counseling, etc, etc... but he's just done. Which is sad, very very sad. But I am OK!

I have my own place now in Hedgesville, WV. We moved up here right before he decided to end the marriage. Its a really nice townhouse with FOUR bathrooms.. yes I know, its crazy. Nobody needs 4 bathrooms but nevertheless I have them, they are there, and one of them is filthy because I pretend it doesn't exist. Its too many bathrooms to clean, plain and simple.

I am going to school full time, taking 18 credit hours this semester, in persuit of a degree in Nursing. I'll be graduating, God willing, in the fall of 2012.

Jason and I are trying split custody of the kids where we swap weeks with them. I am not crazy about this plan.. ok I don't like it one little bit. But as far as I can read and can tell, this is the best arrangement for the kids. They will have equal (or relatively equal) time with each parent. I do believe that my kids need their dad. Although I'm not the most feminine girl you've ever met I don't want my boys to become pansy asses who bake cakes and sew their own clothes--well, they can do that but I don't want it to be their major ambition in life.. well... its ok with me if it is. BUT they need to learn to do manly stuff that I don't like to do, like hunt. And gut fish. And mow the grass. Because I'm darn tired of mowing the grass. Whats the minimum age you can put your son behind a lawn mower?

Anyway. So thats a little update. I'll try and post something witty tomorrow. And a picture because nobody likes picture-less blogs.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What to do with an unruly child?

What did I do to deserve this? (Don't answer that Mom!)

My friend Tracy used to lament to me over how her son would just get into EVERYTHING. And I would always (secretly) say to myself "Well there must be something wrong with her kid because MINE don't do that kind of stuff!"

Hrumph. God got me for that one, let me tell you.

Jeremy, my youngest, is payback for thinking such a thought! He is CONSTANTLY into EVERYTHING! Yesterday he filled the bathroom sink to overflowing with water and managed to get a good 1/4" of water all over the bathroom floor. He regularly takes chairs into the kitchen and climbs up on the counters to get into the cabinets.

Today he was yelling "I'm making popcorn!" and I decided to go see what he was doing... yeah he had gotten a bag of frozen DEER MEAT out of the freezer, somehow managed to open it (it had been sealed with the vacuum sealer!) and was happily playing with chunks of raw deer. Yuck.

Clean that up, not an hour later I hear what sounded like beads being dumped out on the floor. Thought to myself "hmm thats funny, I didn't know they had beads" and didn't do anything til Nathan started screaming "JEREMY IS THROWING DOG FOOD AT ME!"

Yep. Jeremy got the bucket of dog food and dumped it all over the floor. Then was picking it up, two fistfulls at a time, and throwing it at his brother!


I'm sorry Tracy, and God. I have put my foot in my mouth.