10.31.2012

nerds on the town....

thank goodness someone else's mom was able to photograph this group of nerds out on the town on All Hallows Eve....

Happy Halloween!

although I was threatened with a metal rod to the eye, I braved the odds and went to participate in an activity I really enjoy....the elementary Fall Festival....although I did show up later than usual, and debated on not even going, then told myself I would just help set up and leave, but of course I stayed the whole day.
also got truck inspected, ate supper at El Napel with Kevin, bought groceries, and went to ShopKo. then we watched Snow White and the Huntsman while Katie was out on the town trick or treating.
after she went to bed, I sat on the floor by her bed watched the newest episode of American Horror Story Asylum with her. that took another year off my life....but it is addicting! kind of like the good old days when I watched Power Rangers with KJ....family bonding time. so precious....

I'll take a bed near the window....

10.30.2012

we made it thru this evening.....Kevin was livid to discover Katie had cancelled NCIS when he got home....he just napped in front of different tv shows instead...
i scanned a handful family pictures for my blog....hadn't done that in forever, should've been done with the last batch mom gave me a long time ago....
made it to post office after work,s o the rest of band booster letters will go out tomorrow...
Chiefs jerseys arrived! and some band carnival game stuff.....
letters from school, Katie has enough absences that she got "The Letter"...btw...that is 5...AND she is flunking band...a geniune F...
my new natural hair color is an amazing light red....

i may not survive teenager #3....

one of us will end up on Deadly Women....just hope my grave site is peaceful....oh my freakin' gosh.....

10.28.2012

just a relaxing Sunday nite at home watching "It" with Miss Katie...

out of pepsi from her sleepover....
got merchant letters all addressed, ran out of stamps.....but I'll get to it....

hayride......

I guess if I was the ag teachers wife I could get away with hanging around at the hayride and getting pictures...I'm sure glad Shelley did!

10.27.2012

walkin' down the road like they own it....

wehn I got home from work, Breanna, Bailey, Emily, Adrienne, Nicole and Katie were getting ready for barnwarming dance....
katie has a date with that special someone she has liked for awhile....so sweet!

deadly woman?

so....last nite....Katie told me she put Mr Clean into the dog water because she is tired of them....did she? the Mr Clean bottle was empty on the counter....the top was loose where it had been screwed off....she scares me sometimes!
she went to playoff FB game at P-town, then to Charity's sleepover, I fell asleep on couch 'watching' Dead Files off the list and went to bed about 10:30...she woke me up at some point and told me sleepover was cancelled and she was home.
I thought yesterday was Episode 2 of The Haunted Boar Cart....but ended up just being Episode 1 of The Haunted Boar Cart Remote ...always soemthing in the hog barn!

10.26.2012

Ben & Kate....

kevin has been watching this show....I tried to, but am so distracted by how much "Ben" reminds me of my cousin Chris.....

10.25.2012

thursday...

work...home....worked on band carnival....katie made a late appearance at JHBB game...and now time for bed....

pics of kj I found on facebook....

sigh.....must go to work....

I got all pissed off yesterday.....
I got so much accomplished, tagged culls and then gilts until I was having trouble working the tagger and finally ran out of tags....made holes for wean...shot my groups...went with preg checker....BMD in feeders....
head to office a few minutes after 4....
no one counted for wean or made ATF for load tomorrow....or did laundry...
so I stomped around the office doing these things, and left at 4:30.
if we all get done at 4:30, it happens.
if the 2 new people leave without finishing their shit and I have to stay a few minutes late to finish up....we have a problem.
a big fat fucking problem...

10.24.2012

quiet evenings at home.....

my favorite thing!
Kevin took Katie to orthodontist yesterday, I made supper, he tried to fix her restricted caller by phone...unsuccessful yet again. but he keeps trying....
then he 'watched tv' in his chair ( same definition as me 'watching tv' on the couch....involves snoring, drooling...)
meanwhile, I went to Katie's room and sat on her floor and we watched a couple of episodes of Deadly Men. she wants to work in an insane asylum when she grows up....
Kevin worked tonite, so we watched the new episode of American Horror Story Asylum.
how did the little girl who was afraid of the carnival haunted house and a straw bale maze develop such a love of scary shit? I haven't slept good since we watched last weeks episode.....

10.23.2012

10.22.2012

so I was crying....

ended up with one more guest than planned, but didn't get pulled over...in fact, the only police officer I saw was the nice one who helped the security guy cruise Independence Center Mall to find my 'missing' car....I had parked out back, not out front. how embarrassing! the girls were worried about their Miss Me jeans and I-pods that were in the trunk...
I think Mikayli, Kayla, Kyla, Katie, & Vivian had fun. we checked into our cabin, which was awesome, then left the park to find Pizza Hut, which was only about 2 miles away (thank God we have a Garmin! it is my bestest friend on the road!)
there they amused the other patrons and staff with their ever louder So I was crying routine....
and a pizza hut delivery guy told me I had a future Miss America or 2 in that bunch....
then back to cabin to get ready
I walked them into park, the linhes for haunted houses were already 3 hours long, so they just did CarnEvil and a couple of rides, but there were characters around the park to scare them.
I got ditched at CarnEvil and told to go back to cabin, so I did. and being the good guardian I am, I fell asleep on couch watching tv and they came back around 11:30p.m. to jammy up.
we all slept in Sunday, then to IHOP, where they reunited with their cabin buddy Hunter and got a picture. then after a few missed exits, met Koren @ Independence Center Mall, where Katie bought boots, a Hollister sweatshirt, a shirt and nail polish at Delia's and we had the epic adventure of Dude, where did I park my car?
then Garmin found us a Sonic, they ate, and onto I-35 to take everyone home.
Katie & I made it about 7:20, we showered and jammied up and just hung out.

10.19.2012

just a quiet evening at home....

all alone.....KJ is at college, Katie at Bailey's, Kevin at work....and I took a break from watching Paranormal State and The Dead Files to get online...
found a Chiefs throwback jersey site, got 3 jerseys (Joe Montana, Len Dawson, and some one else....Glen Dorsey maybe?....)for Koren, Cody, & KJ to wear at our family photo shoot...I want at least one picture with us all in Chiefs jerseys! found them for $18.90 each, but got raped on shipping....still got 3 jerseys for $91 even with all the extra fees they tacked on....I am happy!
I am also happy that I have a 3 day weekend....and in a couple of weeks....get a 5 day weekend! which is actually a whole week! the boss has decided enough is enough, and there will be time off. who am I to argue with time off?
plus he says I will be 'moving' soon to a gilt project, which once upon a time I would've dreaded, but in my wisdom of 17 years at PSF....dead gilts are much easier to drag than dead sows. It all comes down to the little stuff.
and if Koren & Cody don't want to keep their jerseys....then KJ gets some more jerseys! I am sure Koren will appreciate the fact that I found her a white one since 'red isn't her color'. we'll have 1 black, 2 whites, and 3 reds. I think it will be amazing! now to find KJ's football.....

10.18.2012

a party is in the works....

ordered at tiara for katie's birthday because I think every teenage girl should have one...and a cake, too, trying to plan a suprise birthday party for her on our family photoshoot weekend since her brother and sister will be here.
worked a bit late, a windy rainy day....
kevin did the PT conference...Katie is not happy with her grades. I never have to get on the kids about their grades....they are hard enough on themselves.
Bailey, Nicole, & Breanna here when I got home.
watched a Dead Files.....then tried to watch a Ghost Adventures....but woke up when Peggy showed up to get Nicole....

10.17.2012

productive day at work....

lengthy band boosters meeting....
first episode of American Horror Story Asylum...
turned furnace back on....
kevin got the job he bid on...

I am tired of being practical....

my kids never got their tree house, I will never get my cabin.
I will get to crawl out of bed every morning till I die and go to a soul sucking job that I hate with the occasional day off
and go places where everyone knows who I am....
I will never be the mysterious sweatpants wearing stranger....
or a Civil War historian....
or walk barefoot thru the surf in a long guazy white dress...
or drive an old El Camino...
or go to college....
sigh.....
but I did get to fall in love....
and have kids.....
so some of my dreams did come true!

10.16.2012

damn you, mirror....

was going to be a nite at home....
had work...
then a mandatory meeting...
made it to bank and to recycle and to DG...
did chores...
then Katie announced she needed stuff to make a cell...
she wanted to bake a cake and decorate and label it.
so it is 10:56 p.m. and she is diligently cutting up little pieces of paper and labeling them.
see, not only did we go to Hyvee....
we ate at El Napal...
then Kevin bought new headlites at O'Reillys and put in car....
she announced today that she likes PE better than music...and wants out of "his" class.
Hyvee gives out baby bucks....Katie texted Koren and told her Hyvee had said she needed to have a baby....
Koren called to tell us she is trying...
and I made appt. with Captured by Teri for family pictures!

10.15.2012

you know it's gonna be a long week when you need a 2 1/2 hour nap on a Monday.....

kevin took me to work & picked me up since car is in shop, they didn't get part, so he'll have to do it again tomorrow, I have mandatory sexual harrassment training in the afternoon (so nice of them to teach me how to sexually harrass people every couple of years.....)so he'll have to pick me up, then I'll run him home and go to meeting.....sigh....hopefully I will remember to put the GS checks in the bank and recycle papers and magazines as well....
did Pizza Hut Trailer on way home for supper, now kevin has halloween cinnamin rolls in oven.....
came home to discover that Katie had dismantled some of my 'embarrassing' halloween display...

10.14.2012

slept till I woke up....

had some marital fun, then got up and watched The Dead Files off the list...when the rain stopped, finished my Halloween decor in the yard, did the OTC band carnival order, got ready for GS, made lunch, watched the Chiefs game with Kevin & KJ, then took a nap on the couch.
Kayla was here to get ready for hayride, they walked uptown since I didn't have a vehicle to take them, she got a ride home with Kayla. she didn't seem to have much fun. I caught another episode of The Dead Files.

hanging halloween lights in the rain....

yeah, I am that woman.....
worked an extra day for 'extra pay' withn the new guy...it was a long day.
dug in garage for halloween stuff, think I am missing some tombstones, started raining when I was hanging lights, so just piled the rest of it on porch to finish tomorrow....which since I took my cold medicine, watched Dark Shadows with KJ & Josh and drank a bit of my frozen alcoholic lemonade, then collapsed at 8:30p.m., is technically now.....
had thought I'd do the For the Love of Carson walk, but was too tired after work, then it started lightning about the time it was supposed to start....
one of the turtles died today....KJ & Katie had it all taken care of when I got home from work....I kind of miss the days of pet burials, writing on rocks with markers, saying prayers....guess they really are grown up now!

10.13.2012

did some of my 'light committment' Band Booster stuff today...

Martha had dropped off a bunch of boxes of carnival donations on the front porch while I was at work, I heard thunder and started packing them into garage! have quite a truckload to take to school for upcoming carnival....

Friday Nite.....

Princeton didn't let a little rain, thunder and lightning stop their Homecoming Football Game, & neither did Katie, Bailey, Charity, Nicole, Breanna, & Kayla, who hung at our house, then smooshed up in the truck to go.
while they were gone, Bubba came home! and we hung out and watched wrestling and Glee together, then I picked up Katie, Charity, Breanna, & Bailey to come back here and spend the nite. AND I cleaned the turtle tank. a full evening of entertainment!
we used to have many many epic sleepovers, that had fell off for a while, but Katie seems to once again be the hostest with the mostest.
car is back in shop, alternator overcharged and blew up battery....Kevin borrowed a vehicle from Gma Marie to get to work.
I'm working for 'extra' pay today....we are supposedly going to train powerwasher to breed so we can have our weekends back.
and I think that I, the self-proclaimed Dog Whisperer of Mercer, have deciphered what Daisy is saying when she barks at Bubba's door the nites he is home.... "We love you Bubba & are so happy you are home! You are the glue that holds this family together! And maybe I just peed on the floor accidently and you could clean it up so your hard working mother doesn't have to!"

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