Weekly Check-in 2/20

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Weekly Check-in 2/20
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Mon, 02-20-2012 - 11:17am

I figured it would be easier to start a new check-in thread every week.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Thu, 02-23-2012 - 5:00pm
Ah! Jury duty! That reminds me I really need to re-register to vote! I registered when I turned 18, but I've moved and changed my name since then. I always feel like a bad citizen when elections come around and I don't vote.

Its windy today, so no playing outside for us. I did notice a hyacinth blooming in my planter on the front porch though. :) We went to Hobby Lobby and ordered the roses for my cousin's wedding bouquets.

Dh called and said we may not go for his mom's bday. Her and the rest of the family may be going on a trip with his brother. He's got to go to San Angelo, TX for work this weekend.

Got some great news though! Dh's brother (the one going to San Angelo for work) went to his cardiologist this morning. A littler over a year ago he got a virus that attacked his heart. At 33 years old he was faced with a failing heart. As a last ditch effort before being put on a donor list, they implanted an automatic defibrulator. It worked, although his heart was working at less than 50% and not expected to recover more than that. Well, this morning his cardiologist said he's at almost 100%! Its unbelievable. So that's why everyone wants to go with him for the weekend, to celebrate. I told dh we couldn't go though. It'll take 3 hrs to get to his mom's on Friday night and another 5 to San Angelo on Saturday morning. Then Sunday it would take 8 hrs to get all the way back home. I don't want to make that trip for just one night with a 15 month old. He barely makes it the 3 hrs to our moms' houses. I'm hoping mil doesn't try putting a guilt trip on dh since we aren't tagging along. She gets all whiny and throws herself a pity party when her kids don't do what she wants
them to.

I did get all the laundry put away yesterday. That was nice. Got the fridge cleaned out and now I'm going to go through the containers and see what needs to be thrown out. I hate when it gets all stained and greasy. Plus we have some randmlom lids, so I need to match up lids with containers. Dh likes to throw away a container he doesn't feel like washing, but leaves the lid sitting on the counter.

Anyway, I've kind of rambled here I think. I tend to do that when I'm irritated. I really hope dh or his mom doesn't try to push us into going this weekend. Maybe we can just stay home. Or maybe still go to our hometown and stay with my mom. She'd love that.

I love hearing how you girls get your kids to help with housework. I can see where it could be motivating.

Manda :)

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Thu, 02-23-2012 - 10:10pm

I'm going nuts.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Thu, 02-23-2012 - 11:13pm
Rhae, I'm sorry you had a crappy day. I'm a little behind the times. What paperwork are you doing? Is there any way for you to learn more about it so you feel more comfortable doing it? Enjoy your tea and movie. Hope tomorrow is better! :) maybe you'll get to see another police truck! ;)

Manda :)

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 1:28am

Nah, you're not behind the times.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 9:54am
Ew yuck! My mom was a bookkeeper for my dad's business for like 30 years and just now got a degree (business/healthcare mgmt/accounting). She'd send me papers to edit (benefit of having a teacher in the family) and none of it made any sense to me! I am just not a mathematical thinker and all things involving percents, taxes and such are completely over my head! I guess its a good thing I only had to teach simple fractions and long division! Then I stayed in 3rd grade where I didn't even have to do that much! :)

Manda :)

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Sat, 02-25-2012 - 12:11am

Well, today was entirely unproductive, unless you count grocery shopping.

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