Friday, August 21, 2009

Gwen is 4 and a room is being painted still

Gwen just turned 4. Wow. I keep telling her to stop aging but she refuses. She calls Gary's new family her cousins. They came over and everyone enjoyed pizza and a Dora cake. Happiness all around.

I'm in the process of painting the girls room. I had them paint a shelf for me. I put it on a blue tarp that is now 90% white. They are almost white from head to toe. I had a lot of trouble getting it off them so I gave up. They are going to get yet another bath tonight. Hopefully their body oils will be working on the dry paint and it will come off easier later. If not, they may need some elbow grease. Never fun if it is on a kids skin.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Daddy's home

Wow. It took me three days to break my own password. I know I suck at this whole update thing. Luckily there are only about 2 people who read this.

Tom just came home from his two week drill. Yeah! There is great rejoicing. The girls barely registered his return. This is from two weeks of crying that he wasn't there. It took them about a half hour to go "Wait a minute. That is our daddy!". Then there was happy tickling all around.
I really missed him. I still can't find my camera or I would have had a picture of him and the girls to put on this blog. The phone company took my ability to email pictures to myself away. They suck.

I have off for the next week. My goal is to repaint the girls room, but first I have to get ready for Gwen's birthday celebration. Wow. She is going to be 4. My little girl is no longer a toddler but a full grown child. Sigh. I keep telling her to stop aging but she insists on getting bigger, stronger and more knowledgeable. She is so smart.

When daddy came home he brought these pillow friends that are just amazing. I highly suggest you go to
They are just adorable. They are stuffed animals that you can unfold into pillows or fold back up into the animal. They are made to last. Even the velcro has a little flap to keep it from getting dirty. And I never felt such a soft animal. Gwen got the elephant and Heidi got the bunny. These things are huge. They are not overly expensive and are made correctly for little child play.

Heidi can now sing all the letters of the alphabet. The first five are even in the correct order.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Angry over credits

We needed to be at 10% credit today. We had 3 credit card sign ups and 31 transactions. Yup, we had a 9.7% credit. We missed it by one transaction. That includes all of those people who insisted on more than one transaction. Because four people had to have seperate receipts for whatever reason we did not make our goals and I have to be on a conference call tomorrow to find out how horrible we are doing and how we are bringing the company down. Can't wait. If my Store Manager quits and I have to deal with the District Manager directly, I am putting in my two week notice that day. So is everyone else I've talked to. Let her try to explain that to the rest of the corporation.

Friday, July 10, 2009


It's Friday and the girls are all better except for a runny nose. According to the doc, when their fevers broke they were no longer contagious. Just in case I am not taking them to the babysitter until next week.
They are out back right now playing in the water table. We recently added sand so they are a very happy couple of toddlers. I took a picture of their extreme cuteness but I had to use my phone because I cannot find the camera. I will put it up on this blog if I can ever figure out how to get it from my phone to this computer. I tried sending it to my email but its been awhile and no new message.
The girls constantly fight and argue but when they are playing with water it seems like nothing will bother them including each other. I hope this lasts.

Monday, July 6, 2009

sick days no longer a day off.

Heidi has the croup. At least that is what I am thinking this barking cough is. I'm going to call the doc in a few minutes. Either way, I can't let her go to the babysitters with such a cold. The other infant might get it and that would be horrible. Now my entire week is messed up. I can't go to work until Tom gets out of work. I can't let either child play with others until I know they are not contagious. And as soon as Heidi is better, I know that Gwen will get sick.
Anyone with a child knows that joys of sick days. No longer something you get to relax in. To make is worse, you are using them when you feel perfectly healthy.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

passwords and hairspray

Does everyone else hate passwords as much as I do? Don't get me wrong. I truly believe that they are a necessary evil. But they are evil nontheless. I just tried to crack into my blog for a half hour today. Then I gave up and reset it. After negotiating that maze, I am pretty sure that I just reset it to what I originally had it as. Joy. Fun.

Cool. The star of "Hairspray" is on "Ace of Cakes" right now to learn how to decorate cakes. I love that movie. Gwen and Heidi like to dance to it.

I would complain about work right now but I don't feel like writing a five page blog.

Oh, Heidi voluntarily used the potty today!!!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

threat level orange

I managed to get zero people to sign up for credit cards yesterday. That made me very desperate to get some sign ups today. After I got two I downgraded myself from desperate to just needy. After my third, I downgraded myself from need to just greedy. Yeah, no meeting tomorrow to discuss why we couldn't get people to sign up for credits!!!!