Friday, January 29, 2010

Vowed to be more careful

because when something wacks you in the mouth, you can normally "brush it off"- except, of course, if your mouth is lined with sharp, razor-like, metal braces that cut into your lips, which makes a usually-harmless object bumping into your face now a lethal weapon.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Made my Son go to Party

My son was all excited to go to his cousin's birthday party until he found out it was a sleepover. He asked if I could take him and pick him up in a few hours because "they'll probably stay up late and I'll be really tired in the morning and then I won't be able to sleep tomorrow night."

Geez, old man, have some fun while you don't have to take FiberCon. He is such a serious boy. Or at least he takes his sleep and food VERY seriously. I demanded that he go and sleep over. When he called me at 9:00 that evening, he said that they were just turning on a movie. I asked which one (because it's gotta be pre-approved) and he said, "I don't care 'cuz I'm going to bed."

I told him to just watch the movie and be a boy for a minute! Do you think he's seriously that serious or am I just getting "played" so I will demand he play more like a real boy?

Monday, January 11, 2010


I have been faxing things from our all-in-one printer for years. That works fine if you only have 2 pages and can babysit the antiquated thing, or if you are a caveman and enjoy living in pre-technology times.

The problem is that my husband's work changed Flax spending companies and the new one, let's just say it- sucks. You can not submit your claims through email like the old company. It's snail mail or fax. My faxes always get jammed and restart themselves, so the moronic company denies the claim because they didn't receive the documentation, THEN opens a new claim and pays it because they DID receive the documentation 2 minutes later in the completed fax. Idiots.

Oh- but you don't have to go through that if you use their debit card. That's nice if the acupuncturist that is working miracles on your husband herniated disc takes credit cards. She doesn't. So I gotta fax her receipt to the crazy people and have them deny me, no wait, pay me in a few months.

I knew there was a way to fax the receipts if I could scan them into the computer. Since I didn't set up the fax when I set up the printer, I couldn't find the option. Then I found this wonderful lady, who walked me through it. Her instructions worked perfectly (the hints and tips are vital) and I have now faxed via my computer over 16 pages of documentation to the Flex spending people.

Now if they deny my claims, I'll know they are just messing with me. And you don't want to mess with a girl who knows how to use Google and her fax line.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I Got Braces!!!

I knew it was the right time. It's going to take about 18 months, but it is almost guaranteed to rid me of the tension headaches caused by my misaligned jaw and sliding bite. Plus my neck should stay in alignment more which will also decrease the headaches. PLUS my insurance is awesome and is paying for half!!!

So the dinner I made last night was a pre-braces dinner: full of the things I can't eat with the braces that I will miss; corn chips, ooey, gooey cheese, corn on the cob, and ice cream with caramel.

I hope I can make it- the headaches and mouth pain are insane!! And Dear Hubby says I now have a lisp. great.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Made This- All for ME!

I made this for dinner:

Taco salads with spicy Doritos corn chips, corn on the cob and gooey mozzarella cheese sticks.

For dessert, I pampered myself with this:

Tune in tomorrow to find out WHY??!?!?!?!?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Albumed the Photos

I am not a scrapbook kinda girl. But I do like to take pictures. I have been storing up photos to sort and put in the kids' album for a long time. Over Christmas break I was determined to get this project done.

As I sorted pictures by kid and date, it became frighteningly clear that I had not done this since Baby Girl was 1 week old. She just turned 4. I started thinking of what a bad mom I was. the feeling didn't last long.

Looking through the pictures, I saw all the things I did with 4 kids; through the summers, around the house, for birthdays. Then all those things while expecting a fifth baby. Then with 5 kids.

The happy feelings of good memories created were confirmed when the kids started looking at their pictures. Exclamations of "Wow! We did a lot that summer!", "That was so fun!" and "Oooooooh! I remember that day!" were enough to make me glad.

I realized that I have done a lot, and we're not busy do nothing. I'm glad I captures a few of those moments. I just hope the kids remember me doing those things with them, and capture the memories in their hearts- 'cuz I'm not in any of the pictures.