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The Boys’ Dentist Apt. & Thinkin’ About the Future

In continuation to this morning’s post…the move went smoothly, thank God. I was smart this time and backed up every single thing (just downloaded everything on the server to my computer), saved all the CHMOD #’s for my CGI things (Megabook, Greymatter) and then just re-uploaded back to this server. I was worried for a bit since my old username wasn’t the same as the new one, and well, every single page uses relative paths since the site’s skinned, but I asked one of the TCH guys if he could help me out with changing my username (they only change it for you if they really have to) and he fixed it for me . It would have taken forever to change that teensy bit of code for the 200+ pages on this site. TCH’s already scored some referral points from me . So yay! I’m happy.

Yesterday morning Sonia picked the boys and I up (since I didn’t have a car) and took us to their dentist appointments. They did pretty good; better than I thought they would. Jaylen was the bravest one though, and walked proudly in front of us and was the first to jump on the chair. They put that new protective plastic-type stuff on his teeth to help prevent cavities. He did SO good. He only screamed twice: once because the light was in his eyes and the other time because he tasted the gel stuff. The first time he screamed Eenan freaked out and started crying in the corner. When it was Eenan’s turn, he was kind of scared and screamed everytime they’d spray water in his mouth and suction it out. But other than that, he did good too, and they put that protective stuff on the left side of his mouth. The first time he got it done he only gave them a chance to do it on the right side because he was freaking out.

They got a little baggy with a toy and pencils and toothbrushes, so they were happy . I got Eenan an excuse and we dropped him off. When Sonia dropped us off at home, I noticed I’d forgotten my keys. Great! So I had to climb in through a window. That’s always fun .

I spent the day cleaning. It smelled SO BAD in here because of all the pets. We hadn’t changed their sheddings in a week and a half or so. I hate cleaning the rats’ cage because they smell and nibble and darnit, they’re Mario’s pets! He’d never change my hamster’s, gerbil’s or rabbit’s sheddings . But I held my breath and cleaned their cages out. We went to Dollar General (one of the only “stores” in this city besides Family Dollar ) where I bought some Hawaiian Breeze plug-in things and other stuff we needed and got some notebooks, scissors and water colors for the boys since I promised them I’d get them something if they cooperated at the dentist. Now it smells so good :). I love Hawaiian Breeze!

OMG, I’m watching TV and they said in California it’s ok to own a “big cat” (i.e. a TIGER) if you have a permit. I WANT A TIGER!!!

Anyway, the house looks pretty decent now. I’ve still got the bedroom to go but ugh, I’m tired already. I wish these boys (husband included) would keep this place clean! I feel like a maid .

When I’m not cleaning/cooking or tending to the family or TRYING to surf the web I’m thinking about a year and a half from now. In approximately a year and a half Jaylen will be starting Pre-K, and I will have 4 hours to MYSELF. Wow, “myself”…what a concept. For the past 5 1/2 years I’ve had a child attatched to my hip. I can’t even fathom what it’ll be like to be here ALONE. And, I probably won’t want to be here alone which is why I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. What I want to do for a living. I think about this constantly and still can’t decide what I want to study for. When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher, then a vet. I can’t do either because 1–I don’t think I have the patience to be in the same room with that many kids and 2–I don’t think I could stand a little animal dying in my arms at least once a day. Everyone tells me to do something with computers but I don’t even know what. I wanted to go into the medical field, but ugh. I don’t know. I think what causes me to just come to a hault everytime I decide I want to do “this or that” is thinking, “What if in 5 years I totally hate this job?”. I don’t want to hate my job :(. When I worked in retail, I hated going to work. It was fun the first couple of months — shoot, even after I turned that guy in for stealing and his little friends TRIED making my life a living hell, I liked my job. But, when they started keeping us till 12am, it got old and I didn’t like it. That’s why I want to go to school–to get a good job where I won’t be working from dawn till dusk. I hope I can decide soon. I don’t want to just go into something at the last minute and end up miserable .

Anyway, last week I paid off Mario’s Pell Grant. We had to pay back since he stopped going to school. Well, I got a call today from another woman from another collection agency saying we still hadn’t paid. I told her we did and gave her all the info and she said there wasn’t a record of us paying. I call the company we made the payment to and she says she doesn’t know why anyone else would be billing us. Then I call the college and they say that since I’m his spouse they couldn’t give me too much info but that yes, we would have to pay both companies. WONDERFUL. Mario’s not going to be too happy to hear that. Another $400 !

Thinking about all that gave me a headache. Gonna go mess around with my Control Panel again. I might bring back the chat room. Well, maybe not. I’m not too sure many people used it last time. And what would the point be? Okay, scratch that idea LOL. I should go, I’m rambling.


Valentine’s Day 2005

On Monday morning, I woke up early, frosted the thousands of tiny cupcakes and got Eenan ready. They have this new thing at the school where they give out “sack lunch breakfasts” and they eat from 7:45-7:55 in class. Seemed like a tiny amount of time for them to eat — especially because my son eats at a snail’s pace — but he wanted to eat with his friends so he got ready and I dropped him off. I got back, got Mario’s clothes, lunch bag and breakfast ready and he took off. I spent the day doing laundry and cleaning. (Mary got a new washing machine…we went half-n-half…so nice to NOT have to wash by hand!!) I was slightly panicking when it was time to pick Eenan up because I didn’t know who was picking him up and I didn’t want a recurrence of last year to happen. I called Noelia at around 2:45 because she wasn’t here yet and I usually leave at 3. She was in McAllen but said she’d make it. She calls back and says the car is making really ugly noises and to try and call Sonia to see if she’d pick him up. I call, and she was out with Mary, who’d gotten out of work early. I call her back and she said the car was over-heating and had to stop on the side of the road. So I call Vito, and he said yes, we’d pick up Eenan and then Noelia. Jaylen was asleep so I had to haul his heavy little ass all over the place. Mary had just gotten here so she went with us. We picked Eenan up, who was all thrilled over his candies and Valentine’s cards. Then we went to where Noey was. We picked her up, got the part (a belt tore off and was completely shredded), then Mary drove us all back (because Eenan kept claiming he was “melting and was going to die”) and Vito stayed fixing the Geo.

At home, I continued with laundry and figured I’d start on dinner around 6:30-7. Noey came over and asked if I could help her with some cookies. Since we’d never made those kinds of cookies, it took us a while (mostly trying to tell if they were done or not). By the time we finished it was almost 7. I hadn’t finished cleaning and all I had time to do was make the lasagna. I wanted everything to be perfect…I wanted candles lit, our songs playing, I wanted my hair fixed and I was actually going to wear a dress, and I wanted the house spotless by the time Mario got home. None of that happened…and even one of the two floating candles on the table didn’t want to stay lit. AND I didn’t even have time to make the chocolate covered strawberries OR give the kids a bath! But it was okay. He got home, gave me yet another gift (The Notebook DVD–which I’d told him not to since I got the camera!!) and we ate together by 1 candlelight LOL. He was tired, so he watched some TV while I got the boys ready for bed. Then we cuddled and went to sleep. Hopefully our anniversary next month will be a bit more romantic.

Yesterday was the usual — not much happened during the day. I’ve been having the strangest dreams lately. A few weeks ago I wouldn’t even remember what I dreamt (dreamed? dram? whatever) about the night before. At the end of last week I had an ugly dream, probably because I’d been watching the Passions soap all week . The next night, I had one where some woman was laying on the ground, freshly murdered, with her eyes gouged out of her face (probably because I’d been watching Medium before I went to bed). Two nights ago I had one where we were at Eenan’s school, and they asked him a question. He, for some reason, tells the teacher, “But I’m dirty!!” And she shoots a look of disgust at me and says, “Maybe your Mom should take you a bath!” I felt that guilty about not giving them a shower LOL. When I was taking a nap with Jaylen yesterday morning I had two dreams: one where I was still in highschool and was watching TV while getting ready and by the time I looked at the clock, it was 11:35, so I stayed home LOL. I woke up because I heard a loud noise, then I went back to bed and had a dream about how we were at South Padre Island because I was competing in a dance competition and was practicing my moves. ME?!? DANCE?!?! Buahahaha…hilarious. Don’t know where that one came from…though I did have the TV on VH1 when I fell asleep?

Anyway, in the dream after I “practiced” dancing, it started to snow. I remember telling myself, “This is the 3rd time it’s snowed this year!” (Yeah right…it was a miracle it snowed ONCE in the last 190-some years.) I was walking in the snow, got to some house where some girl was almost frozen and sitting outside. I open the door and tell her to come in and she tells me no, to close the door. I was like, “OK, then.” LOL. And then I woke up because Mary called. I need to look those dreams up. I’ve never remembered them in such detail either .

At night, we went to Jorge’s. Art was there . He’s back from Cali and here to stay for good. Hiram and the other Mario were there, too. We laughed and joked, then it got a bit boring towards the end because all Jorge and Mario were talking about was work LOL. It was good getting out of the house anyway.

Mary told me how Eenan had been crying because he wants a baby sister. He goes through those phases LOL. He told Mary he’d take care of her and wouldn’t fight with her at all. Aww . I want a daughter, too, but I also want to go to school first, get a good job, buy a house and then I’ll have one. Hopefully I won’t be old and gray by then LOL.

Okay…gonna go find some Ambesol or Orajel or whatever they’re called. Mary darn wisdom tooth is bugging me and then I have to get ready to go buy Eenan’s shoes and shirt. I’m so sleepy.


45,001 Things to do…So Little Time

*edit on 12-16-04 @ 10:48am* Holy hell . I just heard Lindsay Lohan on the Ellen show. How did she get a contract??! Oh wait, the boobs, that’s right . She’s got a shower voice. I could sing better than that. She should have stuck to Disney movies *shakes head* */edit*

I am so ready to get back in my PJ’s and crawl into bed. It’s 2:20pm and I’m sleepy . I’m done with cleaning out all the animals’ cages and the litterbox. Just to give you an idea of my *cough* little adventure, here’s a few pieces from my convo with Rejeana:

pocketsizedpixy: ok…i’ll be back in a bit when i’m done with these guys…you should see my cat desperately trying to slither out from under the bathroom door lol
Rejeana: LOL awww..ok, have fun!
pocketsizedpixy: *hacks* man i’m tired
Rejeana: lol aww
pocketsizedpixy: that could have gone better
pocketsizedpixy: yeah…i’m still not done…the CHILD let the gerbil run free…do you know how hard it is to catch a rodent that runs at light speed?
pocketsizedpixy: ok…gonna go change the rats’ bedding now…
Rejeana: WOW, how hectic lol
Rejeana: sheesh, never have a rest eh? lol
pocketsizedpixy: had you sent any messages? my stupid internet disconnected
pocketsizedpixy: god…i am SO tired
pocketsizedpixy: this time, i had the pleasure of chasing around tailwhip, mario’s asshole of a rat
Rejeana: hey, no i’m home now lol
Rejeana: BUTG
Rejeana: before i left i updated the fairy.
Rejeana: message me when you get back so i can show you
pocketsizedpixy: i’m here…trying not to fall asleep…i can’t believe after all the shit i did, i still feel so sleepy! i thought the adrenaline of chasing that damn rat would wake me up a bit lol
Rejeana: lol damn the fact that they got loose
Rejeana: and then with tons of stuff in your house to hide behind
Rejeana: wow, i’m impressed by you
Rejeana: lol
pocketsizedpixy: NO. SHIT. LOL! the little fucker kept going behind the entertainment center…WHERE I COULD NOT REACH HIM because the weight bench is on one side and the desk is on the other…then he hid UNDER the desk and i had to smash him with a mop to get him out
pocketsizedpixy: the thing is, they always get loose…but he never does that…but then again, mario usually changes their stuff, not me…bastard
Rejeana: LOL @ the mop

So yeah…fun! To think I still need to bake the peanut butter cookies and snickerdoodles, throw out the trash, sweep/mop and bathe the cat!! I may also have to make dinner for about 20 people because my brain malfunctioned for a few minutes and I idiotically volunteered myself. Oh God…and after all that baking…THE DISHES. AHHHHH!! *runs around in circles screaming*

But anyway , I forgot to mention, Saturday, when we went to get Eenan’s “dressy” shoes at Payless I saw my childhood friend, Kristina, there. It was nice seeing her. I wanted to throw all kinds of questions at her, like ‘how are you doing!?’, ‘how is so-and-so’, but there was a line of people and so I couldn’t . I don’t know how long Mary and Sonia would have waited around either LOL.

I also forgot to mention that we found out Eenan’s class (and all the other Kinder classes and 1st grade classes) are going to perform Thursday night! It’s Eenan’s first program ever! No wonder he’s been belting out all these Christmas songs. I think it was supposed to be a surprise…because they left it till the last minute to tell us they needed to wear a white shirt, black pants and a Santa hat. He’s gonna look so handsome . Already got my camera charged and ready, and I’ve got my 256mb & 64mb memory cards . Gotta remind Mary to charge her camcorder, too.

On Monday, I had to call John’s school again because those absences that were showing up for the 1st six weeks were still there. That man I spoke to said he was going to remove them in 2 days…right. I called in, because I didn’t have a car to go over there and because hell, I ain’t going again if I already got this “settled” once. The woman who answered didn’t want to give me any information…even had the audacity to tell me ‘Maybe they’re there because he’s not attending class’. Dolt. Did she not hear me just say that the moron of a man I spoke to was supposed to remove them because the computer was throwing out all these unexcused absences and they were mistakes on the school’s part? She kept giving me the run around until I told her, “Ok then, I’ll just go ahead and call the Superintendent like I intended to do in the first place and report Mr. Torres. Thank You.” She suddenly remembers I can speak to the man and says, “Let me get him for you.” Yeah. That’s right bitch.

So I spoke to the dumbass and I let him know I wasn’t happy that he still, after over a month, hadn’t removed those absences as he said he would. He says he was removing them from the computer that very moment and proceeds to tell me John may get appealed, but that most likely he won’t. Over his (Mr. Torres’) dead body. I don’t think so. But yeah, got that straighted out. That boy better pass and get his credits or there will be hell to pay.

Jose arrived today at around 9am. He needed to get away for a bit so he came down from Arizona. Mario’s hoping to get the day off tomorrow–1) so he can actually have a day off and 2) so he can spend time with his uncle.

I hope things are better at work today for Mario. He called me last night and said he had a bad day, then called later and told me what happened. He backed a brand-new Avalanche into another car and the owner was a total bitch. Instead of having the smaller-than-a-dime scratch fixed, she insisted on wanting a whole new bumper. Mario felt really bad and agreed to get her a new one. Luckily, the company’s paying for half and Mario’s paying for half. So, Mario has to pay $100. He felt horrible. He also got written up for it. He kept saying, “Merry Christmas to me” and “Well, there’s my Christmas present”. I’m still going to get him something. He wants the Carolina Herrera for men cologne. I know we’ll be short this next paycheck, but I’ll figure something out. Damn that crotchety old bat *clenches fist*.

OK…I’ve had enough of a break. Gonna go with Noelia to pick Eenan up and then I’m gonna get home and start on those cookies.