5.12.2010

Big Gulps, Huh?

Umm...

So did you like how I came out all guns a-blazin' yesterday? Since this blog is indeed public, I half expected some Lady Gagme worshipper to send me virtual anthrax. I was cringing all day just waiting for it. But...Whew! No anthrax...yet. Looks like the world still has a lot of card carryin' Morals-Are-Cool members. Truly, I am so glad to hear that.

I promise I won't get all up in your face with opinions and politics and such on this blog. Trust me, I do have really intriguing opinions (like: Tillamook cheese is manna from heaven; the other brands can hang it in their ear), but sometimes it's no fun to read some one's angry here-say all the time. Maybe just every once in awhile.

So, Wednesday huh?

We are halfway through our first husband-less and daddy-less week here. (Only two and half more to go!) It's going really well too. In fact, so well, that we may be just fine without him forever.

Not! (Is it still cool to say "Not!" these days? I just don't know.)

The house has been extra-clean, the kids have been staying in their beds all night, I've been getting some writing done, and I haven't felt the need to flush anyone down the toilet yet. Just a few swirlies here and there. I'd call that pretty good.

"Joe" (yes, that is the super-cool name I am giving him for this blog. It's probably about as cool as saying "Not!")...Anyway! JOE is doing great too. He started his new job, found a place for us to live for awhile, and met a bunch of friendly, Joe-feeding people. This small-town living is looking pretty good so far. Everybody does know everybody and word is spreading fast that there's a new guy in town. So far, "new guy" means "feed that poor wife-less man!" and if you know Joe personally, he's quite pleased with that.

The best news I've heard yet about this move and new job is that Joe is getting his very own work truck!!!!!! Let me add a few more exclamation points to express to you how overjoyed I am about this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TWO YEARS, PEOPLE! Over TWO YEARS of being stuck at home without a vehicle! Our gas bill for the month of June is going to be astronomical because I am just going to be out driving all day picking up people who don't have cars and taking them where ever their hearts desire! Oh boy! Life is getting good!

In other news, I have found childhood slavery to be a rather appealing concept. I whipped into shape pleasantly asked the kids to help me clean house yesterday. It took all the grit I possessed, but I tried to make it "fun" to clean house and the idea caught on. I had Dee (5 yo son) and Jeigh (3 yo daughter) taking turns vacuuming, everybody picking up toy carnage, and even little Elle (22-month daughter) putting shoes away.



Ahem.

How was your Wednesday? Was your week half-full or half-empty? Or just thank-goodness-it's-half-over?

I am moving That's-Not-My-Kid Thursday over here. Watch for it tomorrow and make sure to join in. Or else, I'll feel like the only crazy lady with embarrassingly honest kids who hangs out with someone else's embarrassingly honest kids.

Happy Wednesday!

P.S. I am really sorry I haven't been reading up on every one's blogs lately. I am trying to figure out how to manage my time as a temporary single parent in the throes of moving and I haven't quite got the hang of it yet. Plus, now I'm not sure whether to comment as The Perks of Life or Hanging by a Silver Lining. Any insights on this???

5 comments:

Wonder Woman said...

Loved your post yesterday. I don't think I commented, but I read and loved it. Glad to know you haven't received hate-mail over it.

Good for you for having the kids help. It is NOT easy. A book I think you'd enjoy is "The Potentially Sane Mother's Guide to Raising Young Children," by Tamara Fackrell. She's LDS and offers FHE ideas and recipes, along with all kinds of other things. Discipline, saving money, chores.....it is a GREAT book. One of the suggestions about cleaning house involves making secret missions for kids, and having them be super heroes. Just today I put capes on my boys and they were my Super Hero Helpers, tidying the living room and their bedrooms.

This has been a glass half-full week for me. Last week was an ALL empty week for me, so this is good.

Also, I'd comment as Silver lining. Since that's your public persona.

Good luck as a single/moving parent!!

Jeigh said...

Gaaa! You should really stop pumping my feeble ego. I think you know what I mean.

It is hard to get kids to clean and do it without wearing out your voice. My kids really like superhero/spy stuff, too, and also we once had a weird alien game that took off. I don't really remember details (HA!), but Jenna just needs a little nudge and she goes to town. (Sometimes. Most of the time she complains and talks back.) Also, we bought little airplanes for each of them, and they fly their toys back to their rooms with the airplane.

Anyway, I love the new blog. Also, I need an invite to Perks of Life. jeighbabe {at} hotmail {dot} com (Is that how you do that? I'm not cool enough to know.)

Love you!!

Myya said...

How funny about things running smoothly without daddy home... I was just telling my hubby last night that when he works nights (4 days a week) the kids go right to sleep for me. He totally messes up the routine. Ha! Don't get me wrong, I'd rather have him home messin with my schedule then not so I guess I'll just complain about it. Oh & "NOT" is still funny to hear, even if it isn't cool these days. :)

Katy B. said...

I am so glad he has a work truck. If only you'd known that before he left, he could've left the van here with you.:)

And I personally enjoy your "intriguing opinions"....so write away my friend...write away!:):):)

Jenetta said...

First of all, hooray on getting a car! Second, my week has been awesome so far! I've worked out three times this week and eaten fairly healthy. That is a great week for me. Lastly, I think you should comment as Hanging by a Silver Lining since that is your "public face" and if people see Perks of Life they might try to go there and won't be able to reach you.

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