Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Good news at last!

Rich got a new job yesterday.
He starts a week from tomorrow and he is really excited about it.
His old job is finally going to give him the 2 weeks paid vacation check on Friday that they've been holding back for 6 weeks. I can actually pay some bills.

Thank you to everyone who sent good thoughts and prayers our way. They worked!

Monday, March 26, 2007

A bad hair day compliment

Every morning when I wake up, I have the most bizarre hairdo. It's not just your typical "bed head". It's so much more than a little cowlick. I look like a freak. Usually Rich greets me with,"Good morning,Elvis!" as he does an impression of Elvis' voice and raised lip. I respond with,"Ha ha....very funny." When I look in the mirror I know he's right. How does my hair do this?

This morning,I went into Lillianna's room to snuggle her before waking her up for school. After we joked and cuddled,I sat up and said it was time to get up. I could hear her laughing behind me. I sighed. "Do I look like Elvis again?" I asked.
"No Mama. You look like an exotic plant!" I think I like that!

How to kill your husband

I often joke with Rich that I'd kill him if I could figure out how to hide the body. It scares me a bit when friends offer suggestions like,"Just throw him in the dumpster," or "If you put him down the disposal no one will find him." Have these good people been thinking about how to kill their own husband? It makes you wonder,doesn't it?

The other day I read about a woman in Puerto Rico who killed her husband,chopped him up into little pieces,boiled him and hid him under the stairs. I printed the story out and left it by the computer for Rich to see for the radio show that he does.

On my way home from work on Saturday I asked if he had read it. He said that he had. Lillianna found it first and said,"I think this is for your show Daddy." I said,"Well,I guess if I kill you,I know how to get rid of the body now."

Rich laughed and said,"You'd never do it......" I got a warm feeling and thought that he knows I love him and would never hurt him in any way. Before I could say a word he continued and said ".....You don't like to cook that much!"

I had to laugh. He was right. I can barely chop up veggies for my soup,let alone chop up his huge body and then cook it! He's a big guy. I would have to use at least two pots! I love that my husband knows me so well. That's true love!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Too many tears to count

Today is our last day with "A" and I have already cried a million times today. Lillianna started crying last night and I'm sure it's going to be horrible when she gets home from school. This is harder than either of us imagined.

"A's" mom will fly in around 3pm and perhaps I'll get to meet her this time. She leaves with the kids on Saturday.

Saying goodbye is always tough but this little girl became a part of our family from the first moment that we met her. These past 3 1/2 months have been a joy and we will all miss her.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Still trying to cope

Thursday is my last day with "A" and then she goes back home. These past 3 1/2 months with her have been so much fun. I wish I had more time with her but that's just not going to happen. Saying goodbye is going to be painful.

Rich still hasn't received his unemployment check so I have a huge bag of bills that must remain unpaid. The stress of that is overwhelming. I get calls every day wanting to know where a payment is and I just have to say that my husband got laid off and when I have the money,I'll pay the bill.

I need to refill 3 of my prescriptions today but we don't have the money to do that until Rich's check comes in so I'll call my doctor and see if he has any samples in the office. I doubt that he does but it can't hurt to ask.

Rich hasn't found a new job yet but we both keep hoping something wonderful is coming our way. We're kind of due for some good luck. I hope it happens quickly.

(Note: I called my doctor's office for samples of my cholesterol med which without insurance is about $150 per month. They gave me a 6 month supply!!!!!! That's about a $900 savings!! I am so thrilled!!)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Hidden talent

Today there was a Brownie meeting for the moms to talk about our field trip to New York in June and to also talk about which girls were going to bridge to Girl Scouts.
One of the moms who is in charge of the bridging ceremony said,"I need to make a balloon arch. Does anyone know how to make one?"

Everyone shook their heads and looked perplexed. I raised my hand and said,"Uhm....I know how to make a balloon arch."

The mom looked at me and gasped,"You do?"

I said,"I used to make them every week for Sunday brunch at T.G.I.Friday's." I explained that I hadn't made one since 1986 but as long as I had balloons,string and a helium tank,I could do it.

Apparently,I'm now in charge of the balloon arch. I told Lillianna that it kind of makes me laugh because out of all the things I am known for,I don't believe anyone ever knew I could make a balloon arch. I mean,when does that come up in normal conversation?

So,my question is,what hidden talent do you have?

Marriage is hard work

This post is over at DotMoms today.