I've been looking forward to this time since last week at 7:01pm. I have exactly 1 hour and 8 minutes to type. Type and type and type and type.
I am gonna call it the Monday Behind. Because it makes me laugh. My sweet JC said that he will hold and tend so that I can do this. It is the perfect place and time.
My friend IRL suggested it be called musical meanderings or Monday meanderings. I think those are cute too. My other friend IRL asked if it was cathartic. Once I figured out the definition of the word, I realized it is. I am sure I use to know what that word means, but it threw me for a loop because it sounded so jazzy. It was also somewhat exciting because I was being talked to like a grown-up. Woo hoo!
JC just got back from the 7-11. He went to get money to pay for #1's AYO shirt. He came back with a box of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup cookies. They are SO SO SO good. When I questioned him about his purchase, he said he had to buy them because he had to break the $20. And now we know why I can't seem to lose any weight. For those of you in love with a little peanut butter and chocolate, you'll be glad to know that they taste just like Peanut Butter Patty Girl Scout Cookies. Yum yum yum.
As I mentioned last week, I haven't been getting on Facebook much lately. Imagine my surprise when I logged on last week and found that my friend Wendy had posted an old photo of us from our senior prom. I stared and stared and stared at the photo. I haven't seen it in a long time. Wow. We were so young. It was such a fun time in life. My hair looked nice. I was pretty well put together. My skin looked great. It was so many years ago. Seeing that photo has inspired me to try and work on my appearance a bit more. I have been trying hard to shower each morning. (Don't laugh.) I've bought a couple of new tops because I've been wearing the same old stained up t-shirts for the last 12 years. I really want to buy a pair of shoes, but I'm just not to that place just yet. I want to buy some. I mean REALLY REALLY want to buy some. But I just can't spend the money, cause what if I don't like them? We have so many other things that I need to spend the money on - you know, like Sonic cokes.
And by the way, the kids and JC have finished off all 17 cookies. He took that packaging to the trash and set the last cookie by my hand. See what I mean?
Another thing we have been doing on facebook is playing Mafia Wars and Bejeweled. That is pretty much the only reason to long on anymore. JC gave me my mafia name. I'm Kit Kat Cargoletti. Pretty cool, huh?
I was driving down the road today thinking about our life. I love my husband. I really love him. I like him too. I was thinking today about how we constantly talk about the kids. Constantly. I am glad. I love sharing parenting with him. I can't imagine not having a partner to go through this with. I also wonder what we talked about before the kids. Although it isn't completely fair for me to paint a picture that the kids are all we talk about. Just this weekend we were talking about the problems with North Korea, Time Warner trying to charge people for too much time on the internet (or something like that), about the recent rash of people with guns killing other people and some other things that I just can't think of right now.
In the last 7 days we have done quite a bit of parenting. #1 has been attending admission meetings for the Kealing Magnet program. He got accepted into Kealing for 7th and 8th grade. JC has mostly been helping him with it because it causes me a bit of stress. I wish I had the list of class options with me because I know you all would be as shocked as me to find out what this 12 year old will be learning next year. And then when they start talking about college bound kids and all of the classes that he needs to be taking in the next two years, I start to feel a little bit of throw-up in my mouth. We've also been learning how to cope with #1 wanting more freedom and I am learning how to adjust to the idea that he is becoming a teenager. Again with the throw up in my mouth.
#2 was back on the soccer playing field this week and I think her knee is just about all healed up. She and I had some growing time this weekend. She has been asking to get a hair style for quite sometime. I always say no. I love her long blonde hair. Plus she has those cowlicks in the front and I have been so afraid that she would get a 'style' and then be upset with how it looks. Well, I took her for the cut yesterday and it is all good. She looks so pretty. She got some long sweeping bangs and the back of her hair is about shoulder length now. She was really excited about it. We even styled it before she went to school this morning. This Friday night will be her birthday slumber party (come on over KMc). It is a Twilight party which has been another parenting nightmare. Her two closest friends are not allowed to see the movie or read the books. I haven't done either, but JC read the books with #1 and #2 and took them to see the movie at the theatre. I am proud of her for not changing her mind about her party and I am also proud of me for standing beside her and what she wants instead of kowtowing to the other parents. We will, however, be having a second party in the next couple of weeks so that she can celebrate with the 2 friends that couldn't come this weekend.
OMG...I am dying. AYO is over. It is 7:03pm. I'm not done. It isn't fair. I've still got things to say. What bummer.
Back to reality.