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Monday, September 29, 2008

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My car and house have Menopause

So DH (Chad) and I have decided to upgrade our home and install a 30 year new A/C unit. Yes, the unit on our home is the original unit. Like everything else the darn thing probably has a stamp that says "1978 Made in Vietnam". My cabinets said that mind you so I am assuming anything else being replaced must say that. The old A/C unit creates menopause in my around oh say 11pm my house turns into the county morgue. I swear you can chill some fancy prosciutto in this house with how chilly it gets. Then around 2am I wake up sweating like a fat woman stuck in an elevator. Full on drench! My house has now warmed up again, requiring my half dazed self to drag into the hall to turn the thermostat down to my chilly 74*. I like it chilly because gives me a reason to stay cool and cuddle under the covers. Which is retarded because I live in the hottest of the 48 contiguous states. topic.

On top of my house having this wonderful hot and cold spells, my wonderful new mini-van has decided to act in the same fashion. Back on the 9th I had to take it in because the A/C flat out stopped working. I then had a new respect for my mother who also trucked around 3 kids in a car....not only because she trucked them around but did that with NO A/C!! She is a champ! But she was also smart because she took ice cubes that my brother rationed out so sparingly. I mean it will melt otherwise...pass around the damn ice Chris!

Anyway, back to the van. Took it in, got fixed, WEE, cold A/C again. Yeah, this lasted about 3 weeks...exactly 20 days! So I drove the van on Saturday to visit my Mom and get inside after I had ran it to cool it off.....yeah that was in vain. The thing never cooled off and all the kids are loaded ready to go. (Insert lots of curse words!) So, bit the bullet, drove to Mom's and enjoyed the day. In the meantime, called to yell at the dealership and make another appointment to get it fixed, which is what happened this morning. Had to take the darn thing in. I hope this time they get that fixed.....I am so fed up with A/C issues!! UGH!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Have to get this off my Chest!

I know this will be TMI for most folks but I have to say this as I am a proud Mommy.

I am no longer is not something to be proud of.....I am proud that I have pain stakingly breastfed TWINS for the last 8 months and now I am a free woman! For those who are of the LLLI they would scold me and more than likely crucify me, but I have to say that fueling my squids like that is very emotional and draining after a while. And if you have ever seen a woman breast feed gain a new respect and understanding on why God granted you two of almost everything! Even then....tough job! So the Squids are enjoying their new ability and freedom of "baba's" and I got to free my girls again!

Back in the Game

Okay, so I slacked off on my blog thing....not that I am not busy finishing my degree, keeping house, playing Jose the yard man and Pedro the pool guy, and raising three kids...yeah, not busy at all. But I did keep the same URL so I don't create any further confusion for my herd of following minions (yeah right!). Now I have a bit more time since the Squids can move more and are self entertained and Grant is so wonderful about playing with them...though I have to remind him that they are still fragile because they are babies. Beating up a sibling is not optional until they can beat you back. Hope to post some more updates about us soon. Until then......enjoy the happy Squid faces!