How I Loathe Thee, Cleaning

[edit]Qbee members, please vote for my Halloween patches. I’m member #489 and my patch is the Tenderheart Care Bear one.[/edit]

As pissed/devastated as I am about the election and our imbecille “Commander in Chief”, I’m going to try and not write about it in this entry. *gasp*

We picked John up yesterday to go see Gramma. He’s still really upset about living over there. He was mostly upset because he hadn’t been able to talk to his girlfriend. They were supposed to connect his phone line yesterday, but hadn’t (they did today though). He keeps asking to live with us, but we just can’t right now. He said he’d get a job to help us out, but he can’t with school and his car not working. I think he just needs some time to get used to everyone. He feels out of place.

Mario’d made peanut butter/chocolate chip cookies so we took 3 to Gramma. I swear I’m not stingy, she just can’t have many because she’s diabetic and takes insulin (I’m not even sure she could have three! But they give her sodas and jellos so I think it’s OK?). We talked while she ate her cookies and then said our ‘see-you-laters’. She’s back at the nursing home today, but in a different room for some reason. Aunt Nora said she’s gonna go over there and raise hell . I sure hope they moved all her stuff to her new room dammit. Her TV and all her clothes?!?

I got minimal sleep last night due to Eenan getting sick . I thought he was over his cold, but he coughed so much at one point that he threw up. I’m so glad Mario was here to help clean up. As I’ve mentioned a thousand times before, me+someone else’s throw up=me throwing up. I feel like an awful parent for that but my stomach is weak when it comes to vomit. Anything else, I can take. But not vomit! Mario and I had the futon in the living room out since we were all cuddled there watching movies, and after Eenan got sick he laid there with us, so I fell asleep there with the boys. They move so much! I almost got kicked off once by Jaylen! Being tossed off the bed and shooting myself out of bed everytime Eenan coughed “just in case” made for a very sleepless night.

Mario picked Mom up around 9 this morning and she arrived with many bags of cleaning products so she could finish cleaning the apartment. She brought me some Clorox cleaning wipes to try, which I hadn’t bothered to buy because I use baby wipes to clean everything, and OMG I am in love with the scent . I don’t remember the name, but it’s the greenish bottle. We dressed the kids up in layers (because it’s still actually cold outside!) and headed over to the apartment. We finished in just a few hours…Mom thought it was going to take forever and was really feeling lazy about cleaning up, but it had to be done and we did it in record time. We ate lunch, I shipped out a box at the post office, got the permit for the garage sale, picked up Angela and Yazmin from school, helped Eenan with his homework for yesterday and today, Mario and I washed the car, then came back and loaded stuff into the van to take to Mom’s storage unit. Mario would drop Mom off after putting the stuff in storage, so while he did that, I stayed here and sorted through the kids’ toys. I managed to fill up 3 garbage bags full of stuff for the garage sale. Mario says I could have done better, but contrary to what he may believe, they actually do play with all the toys in the 2 toyboxes. I’m not just going to get rid of the toys “just because”. I also took my Popples off one of my shelves (the one closest to their bunk beds) so they could put their “babies” (stuffed animals) up there. I’ve got a pile of stuffed animals to go through, then I’ll tackle the closets and drawers. We were so busy helping Mom with her stuff that now we’re rushing at the last minute. I hope we get a good turnout this time *crosses fingers*. I won’t hope too hard though, you never know.

Mario’s birthday is next Friday, so I’m hoping we make some money. I don’t even know what to get him . I hope it’s a good day for him, he deserves it. We’ve had a rough year, and I know how hard it’s been for him. The best gift to him would be if he got that damn job already. Jorge keeps telling him not to apply anywhere else because it could be “any day now”. Mario is certified at cabling, but he can’t get his damn certificate because he didn’t attend school the whole year. What crap! But anyway, something good has to happen. I just hope it’s soon *sigh*.

Gonna have another busy day tomorrow, so I should get to bed already. I didn’t even have time to work out tonight .

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[edit] DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!!!

It’s so important! Please make time to go out today if you haven’t already and vote!

I already voted for Kerry. Let’s see what he can do. I have faith and am seriously crossing my fingers. We can’t stand to lose another 200,000 jobs in the next 4 years. We can’t afford to go through another war if heaven forbid, terrorists strike again. Shit, we can’t even afford GAS! That said, can we get a president up in here who will actually pay attention to intelligence? Thankyouverymuch. [/edit]

It actually feels cool outside today! It’ll probably be back to the 90’s by noon, but it feels really good out there right now. I hope it starts getting cooler soon…I’m tired of it being 100 degrees out all the time!

After dropping Eenan off at school yesterday, Mario, Jaylen and I went to pick up Grandpa. I agreed to go with Mario since we were only going to drop Grandpa off. Or so we thought. We picked him up, picked his scrubby, alcoholic friend up , went to pick up his check at the post office, went to his other house which they’d be fencing, then he asked Mario if we could give a ride to some other scrubby man (who smelled like WEED!), we dropped him off, then went all the way to Mission to cash his check, then he went to get some cans recycled, and then we dropped them off. He still wanted us to take him to buy the fencing (which would not have fit in our car now that I think about it) and then take him back and probably have Mario help. Mario was a bit annoyed because Grandpa had told him he only needed him to take him to his other house and that’s it, and I was a bit annoyed because I didn’t know we were going to have to be driving around either. We got some breakfast at McDonald’s, came home and ate, watched Saw, which was an incredibly good movie! Much better than The Grudge–it actually had a point, then went to deposit money at the bank because I need to make my hosting payment and domain renewal. We were going to go see Gramma at the hospital, but Mario was tired from sleeping very little the night before and driving around all day, so we’d be leaving it for today. I spent the rest of the day doing laundry and tidying up the bedroom, which I still have not finished.

While watching the episode of The Biggest Loser I had taped last week (didn’t do it on purpose to inspire me or anything, I just hadn’t gotten a chance to watch it LOL), I jogged on my tredmil. I jogged for a good 30 minutes. I am so out of shape. When I first started I had to stop every 5 minutes or so because my legs were on fire. I’m actually not sore this morning, so that’s good. I’m planning to jog each day for about 30 minutes and then starting workouts with light weights.

I guess I should get back to finishing laundry up and sorting out more stuff in the bedroom. I still have to tackle the closet . We emptied it out last time we had a garage sale but I *know* there’s still crap in there we don’t need that I’m holding on to. I wish we had more closets. Or a garage where we could put all our storage boxes. In time though. I hope.

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