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Head Cold

I’ve had a head cold for the last few days. I get one this time every year. I guess it’s the change in the weather. It’s starting to get cooler and my sinuses start messing up. I feel like shit, and I’ll be so glad when it’s over. Feeling like this makes work suck even more than it already did. But I’ve been going anyway. Good-old reliable me. I work even right after I’ve had a seizure. I wish I could be like everyone else I work with and just not give a damn. I can’t do it, though. I’ve tried.

I’m sitting here right now watching “The Breakfast Club” and wishing my husband was here with me. He works 3rd shift at a gas station, so he’s gone all night almost every night. He gets bored and calls me sometimes and we talk for a while between customers. He puts the phone down when someone comes in and I have to listen to him talk to them. He says the same thing to almost everybody – “Hey, I haven’t seen you in a while.”

I swear, he knows everybody. He’s the kind of person who will talk to anybody that will talk back to him. That’s why this job is so perfect for him. I just miss having him home with me at night. I was used to having him to cuddle with at night, then he started working 3rd shift and I had to learn to sleep alone. I’m still not used to that. At first I let the baby sleep with me, but now he can crawl and he woke up one night while I was still asleep and crawled right off the bed. My bed isn’t exactly low, either. It amazed me that he could fall that far and not be hurt. I didn’t want to take any more chances, though, so he sleeps in his crib now.

All of my kids are asleep right now. School starts tomorrow, so my girls have a big day ahead of them. They’re both so excited to finally be going back. It’s been a long summer, and they’re ready to go see their friends. Especially Gracie. She’s that age where being around other girls is all she cares about. They only put one of her friends in her class this year, though, so she’s going to have to make some new ones. That’ll be easy for her, though. She’s good at making friends.


Mostly Pictures

I really want to start blogging more. I’ve been wanting to post for a few days, but my sister has been monopolizing the computer for the last week. I haven’t spent much time on here at all. Andrew has been here all weekend, too, and I’ve been spending some quality time with him and the kids. I’m about to go take a walk before it gets dark, but I’m going to post some pics from the past few days first.
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It’s October…again

Last October was possibly the worst month of my life. I wrecked my car on the 3rd. I had a seizure while I was driving and hit a tree. The kids were with me, and it broke Gracie’s nose. Thankfully, that was the only serious injury. I was put on probation for reckless endangerment because I shouldn’t have been driving, and I’ll probably never be able to drive again. Even if they allow me to get a license, I don’t think I will. I’m afraid that I’ll kill someone if I ever get behind the wheel again.

Exactly a week after my accident, on the 10th, Gracie had one of her own. She was riding her bicycle in the church parking lot next door to my cousin’s house when a little boy ran across her path. She swerved to avoid him and ended up falling over. Everything seemed fine right then, but about 30 minutes later she started seizing. We called 911, and the paramedics took one look at her and said “helicopter”. She was airlifted to T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital. She spent 3 days in the hospital with a fractured skull, but she made a full recovery. I, on the other hand, have never been so scared in my life.

The rest of the month wasn’t quite as bad, but it still sucked. I just hope that this year won’t be a repeat of last year. It’s going good so far, but it’s only the 2nd. Maybe I should just lock myself in the closet until next month. Yeah, right.


I let my kids play games on this computer fairly often. They’ve been good about not messing with things they aren’t supposed to. Until today, that is. I was in my room putting away clothes and Arien decided she wanted to play a game. Apparently she started messing with buttons on the monitor and totally screwed up the colors. Everything is blue, and I can’t fix it. I’ve been trying since I got home from work about an hour and a half ago. It has to be something that she did, because it was fine this morning, and this thing is only about a month old, so it can’t be going bad. Needless to say, I’ve learned my lesson about leaving children unsupervised around my computer.


Neither of my children like cheesecake. Gracie actually gagged when she tasted it. Now, I know there was nothing wrong with the cheesecake – it tasted like heaven to me – so there must be something wrong with the kids. How is it possible that they’re related to me?

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Just stop talking, please.

The girls and I have only been home for about an hour, and I’m already pulling my hair out. They’ve been fighting with each other, back talking me, making a huge mess, and just being generally annoying. I need a vacation. Maybe I’ll get lucky and their dad will want to get them tonight instead of me bringing them to his house at 7:00 in the morning. I’ll be picking them up as soon as I get off work tomorrow, and he needs the extra time with them. I just need to find a way to convince him of that.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my children very much and will miss them when they’re gone, but I need some me time. The only time I get for myself lately is the hour between the time they go to sleep and the time I go to sleep.  Sure, their dad keeps them on the weekends that I have to work, but only during the hours that I’m working. One night won’t kill him, and I’ll probably feel a lot better.

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Bad idea # 750,305

Earlier today I got the bright idea to cut Arien’s hair. It was so long, and always full of tangles. Every time she ate she would get her hair in her food. Sure, putting it in a ponytail would’ve solved the problem, but she wouldn’t leave it up even if I did that. But it was beautiful until I screwed it up.

That's not snot. It's lipstick

I really didn’t mean to get it that short. She likes it, though, and I guess that’s all that matters. Now Gracie wants her hair cut the same way, but it’s not going to happen. That was my first and last attempt at cutting hair.

Oh, and that’s not snot on her face. She was having fun with some lip gloss right before I took that picture.

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