For further information, consult God. --Ashleigh Brilliant

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Maybe she can help Bush find Osama.
Good thing we have another man to tell when we should really feel victimized, or else we'd never know.
Isaac Hayes is quitting South Park because of the way they ridicule religion? Huh? Where was he when it was Christianity, or Mormons, or Jews. Now that it's his church he has something to say? Give me a break.
I got this link from Busy Mom. As if we needed any more proof that people are taking this political correctness thing too far. At least replace "black sheep" with something that makes sense. Who the hell ever heard of "rainbow sheep". I want to see one. Then, and only then, will I start saying "Baa, baa, rainbow sheep."

And she provides the perfect description of being a mother.

Friday, March 10, 2006

I had written a nice long post going into a little more details about my husband, the neighbor and all the drama, but I deleted it. They are taking up too much space in my head and none of them are paying any rent. They have gots to go.

So much to be thankful for...

I have found an old friend. We've known each other since I was 7 years old, lost touch and recently got back in touch. He is a true friend. The kind that listens to you rant about stupid shit, helps you out when they can and just someone you know you can count on. I have not felt that since I've been back in Ohio and I was missing it, so I am grateful to have D back in my life again.

This is my first month having any real income since my husband and I separated in August, yet I've always managed to get rent paid, have gas in my car (until it broke down, of course), keep food in the house, buy my girls school clothes, and have a halfway decent Christmas/Kwanzaa.

I've lost weight. At first I thought it was just baby weight, but I wore a skirt that I have not been able to fit since before I was pregnant with my 20-month old, so I've lost more than baby weight without even trying.

My kids are just the cutest things in the world. Bad as all get out, but just as cute as they wanna be.

This has been one of the mildest winters Ohio has seen in a long time. And I hate cold weather so this is good for me.

I found someone who doesn't mind watching all of my kids on occasion without charging me an arm and a leg, if at all. Not a small accomplishment when your kids are 9, 3, 1 and 2 months old. That right there is reason enough to jump up and down and praise the Lord/goddess/Budda/whoever.

Friday, March 03, 2006

My girl came home in tears today. A girl was killed when her mother decided to drive drunk with her. Perfect chance to remind her of the time I refused to let her and her brother go with my husband when he had been drinking. Even when you know you are doing right by your children, it still hurts to tell them no, especially in a hard situation like this. "No, you can't go with your father because it's not safe," are words I never want to say again.
I just can't go through with the divorce. Addiction be damned, I love this man. I guess we will just be married in name only because he backed out of seeing the lawyer too. Who knows, maybe he'll get his act together and two years from now we'll reunite. I can keep hope alive, right? He will always be the man of my dreams. There is an awesome book called Getting Them Sober by Toby Rice Drews. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves someone with an addiction. The title is deceiving, it's not a quick fix guide for the addict, it's a common sense guide for the people in their lives.

My AJ is getting more and more destructive. He's only 19 months old. I had a lady over the other day and within 5 minutes she had him pegged as the one I had to watch for. His latest thing is taking his diaper off and running around naked, and when he has to pee, he actually will aim the stream at a target. What?! Honey, if you can aim it at my leg, you can aim it at a potty. So I pulled the potty out (it's been sitting in the bathroom so it's not completely foriegn to him) and he just looked at it and laughed and laughed and laughed. Stinker. He got about one more time to pee on me.