Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wonderful. Just Wonderful.

I haven't blogged since May. This is because I haven't had anything wonderful to say.

It's not that stuff hasn't been happening, it's just that The Stuff has been sort of a downer, and I'm not feeling that on my blog. The Blog is supposed to be where The Magic Happens, like a place to escape and be silly and record my family happiness.

But when what's happening isn't so happy? Well, there's no blogging.

So, here are some random thoughts from May until now to catch us up, since I'm getting my groove back one day at a time:

*I hated starting school later this year. I'm feeling rushed and as one friend so aptly put it, "like I'm standing in front of a fire hose." Amen. I blame this solely on starting school two weeks later than normal this year.  So, I'm starting at the beginning of August next year. The rest of you can do what you want.

*Yeah, I said that the public school system stinks. And your counter point is? (And I'm not talking about the teachers, who are doing all that they can, I'm referring to a broken system of education.)

Elaina calling the ball.
*We had a very busy volleyball season. My daughters didn't actually play any volleyball, but we drove around a lot, and now I know where the schools are for next year.

*Our football team is tougher than a two-dollar steak. We might be small in stature, but we are lion-hearted.

*For the first time EVER that extended warranty fell on my side of the line, and we are enjoying our new transmission.

*My new washing machine gave up the ghost at the 13 month marker. They won that one.

*Naynuh is going to be in braces until she graduates college. The rest of the shorties are out of luck, because I'm not going to be able to afford another set on anyone ever. (SIX YEARS and counting!) And the orthodontist said that she will wear a retainer for the rest of her life. I snorted. Like that's gonna happen. Dude, you could have saved us a LOT of time and money by just telling us she's going to have crooked teeth and an overbite and to get used to it. I can't even get her to put away folded clothes. Retainer my bohonkus. Snort. That's a good one.

*Thanking God that I only had twins and not triplets, because I couldn't physically take anymore female hormone action in this house.

*Yes, we are doing something in class today, and if you ask me again I'm going to staple gun the Stupid Stick to your forehead. Do I look like I'm kidding?

*Dear God, I promise not to help another person ever again if you just get me out of the situations I already find myself neck-deep in. Really. I know, I know I've said it before, but I really mean it this time. Seriously. Why are You laughing?

*Bob Jones University should ALWAYS be said in word form and not abbreviated when giving a speech to high school kids. Someone needs to tell the folks at BJ-University this little factoid.

*I will never consume a milkshake again as long as I live, so help me God. (See: lactose intolerant)

*The Number One Son breaking both wrists means lots and lots of extra work for the parental units. I'm against it.

*I hate campaign/presidential season. I'm clearly right and everyone else is delusional. It's okay; I know you feel the same way about me too. I forgive you. 

*You know, telling me that you didn't read the book doesn't make you look clever; it makes you look foolish and like a lazy cheat. You are basically telling me that you weren't smart enough to read and comprehend. Way to go. What else do you intend to slide through in life? Your marriage? Parenting? Your career? Gotcha. That path to success is cleared up for some other folks, because you ain't on it, Sunshine.

*If you don't want me to fall asleep during your presentation, you should probably make it more interesting.

See what I mean? I'm a cranky pants. Wonderful, I tell you, wonderful. I'm back, Baby. ;-)