Tuesday, June 26, 2007

What Do You Say When You Get Hurt?

Munckin: “Do you cry when you cut your fingers?”

Grandpa: “No, but I might curse.”

Munchkin: “What is curse?”

Me: “It means he might say a bad word.”

Munchkin: “Oh. You mean like fudge monkey popsicle?”

I only have myself to thank for that. After all I was the one who let him go to the farm with a bunch of guys. I guess it could be worse. At least they didn't use “actual” curse words.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Free food.........Yum

I had the food and cake tasting this Saturday. I wasn't sure what to expect, but everything was great.

The dinner is going to be yummy. We are having 3 meats, 2 veggies, and 2 starches. When we went for the tasting there were really only 2 things we weren't sure about. The chicken and the side of pasta. We were hesitant on picking a chicken because one had mushrooms and the other was bland. I loved the mushrooms, but we wanted to be sure that people would eat it also and I know a lot of people don't eat mushrooms. We finally decide that if they didn't like it they could pick something else. Plus the kids are getting fries and chicken strips (LD's choice, not mine), so they won't complain.

As for the pasta we had 4 choices; Alfredo, Pasta Con Broccoli, Lasagna, and a Bow Tie pasta with red sauce. I hate Pasta Con Broccoli and the Alfredo was out because LD tends to get sick off of cream sauces. He has a slight touch of lactose intolerance, which means I don't have to worry about him eating any of the ice cream. More for me!!! Ok back to the pasta. We decided that Lasagna is too much of a meal to be a side, but if the Bow Tie pasta sauce was bland then we would do Lasagna. The Bow Tie pasta was very good. The sauce had lots of seasoning in it to give it a good taste. Our choices were made.

After this was done we were off to do the cake tasting. I had decided that my parents and his parents could come to the food tasting, which his parents declined, however I felt strongly that only LD, Munchkin, and I should be present for the cake tasting. This caused a problem since we had to bring the samples home to taste them and both our houses are usually swarming with family. His family had a graduation party Saturday afternoon, so the house was conveniently empty. Munchkin went to the graduation party, so he missed the initial tasting, but he got to finish the samples off later that day.

The two of us have different tastes in food, which can cause problems, but we did end up agreeing on one flavor and then we threw in one that each of our mothers requested and then the traditional white with fruit filling. We figure that the grooms cake can be the chocolate one, since that seems to be the tradition anyhow. Now I just have to have him tell me what he wants it too look like so that I can get that taken care of.

Saturday was a good productive day. I got 2 things down, but I have a ton of things still to do. I can't believe that I have less than 4 months to finish planning this wedding. Time has flown by, so I guess I better get my butt in gear and finish planning.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Another Step Closer to Moving

I gave my resignation yesterday. My final day at work is July 27th. I can't believe that in a little over a month I will be moving. I am starting to freak out. There are so many thoughts flying threw my brain about this move.

I can't wait to get into a house that I can actually decorate and make my own.

I can't wait to be THE mom of the house and not a daughter with a son.

I can't wait to be able to go grocery shopping and not worry about Munchkin's snacks disappearing before he gets to eat them.

I can't wait to display what a wonderful wife I will make LD.

I can't wait to actually feel grown up and not dependent on my parents.

I can't wait to be able to go to bed and turn over to tell LD good night in person every evening.


I don't want to have to look for a new job.

I don't want to have to make new friends.

I don't want to have to drive 10 minutes just to visit a neighbor.

I don't want to have to either shop on line, wait until I am back in St. Louis, or buy all my stuff at Wal-mart.

I don't want to have to prove to people that I can live in the country. I am tougher than I look.

I don't want to worry about Munchkin fitting in and making new friends.

I don't want to worry about a Tornado flying through our area and not knowing it until it is too late. (I have a huge fear of Tornadoes and there are no sirens there to warn us. One of my necessary purchases before moving will be a weather alert radio.)

I don't want to have to live in a house full of tension with The Joes.

All of this stuff is giving me mixed feelings about the move. At times I just want to tell LD that I am not coming, but I promised I would give it a try for a year. I hope it works and I can handle all the change because if I can't our long distance bill will be sky high and I will be on the Internet all the freaking time. I will probably also be making multiple trips home to visit St. Louis and remind myself that there is civilization out there and to visit Target, of course.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

I am Kid Free for a Week

Aren't you jealous??

Munchkin agreed to a 5 day trip to the farm with LD, his cousin, and his 6 year old son. LD and I were shocked that Munchkin wanted to go much less was extremely excited and anxious to leave. He couldn't stop talking about it to everyone.

He usually doesn't want to do anything with LD unless I am along, so you can see why this was such a shocker. Munchkin's reluctance to spend time with LD makes him feel inadequate and unsure about their relationship. Hopefully this time together without me as the go between will help them learn each other’s personalities and cement their bond.

The only down side is that I don't know what to do with my time. Both my boys are gone, my family all works in the evenings and my friends are busy with their lives, so I have no one to do anything with. Some of you may be thinking that I should go to the movies alone or go shopping. First off I hate going out by myself especially to a movie or to eat. Weird I know. I just feel like people are staring at me thinking how sad I am that I don't have any friends or family to go out with.

I could handle the shopping by myself, but at the moment the bank won't allow that. I have to save up money to buy goodies for Munchkin's B-day slumber party and a bowling party. Yes he is getting two birthday parties this year, one for family and the other just school friends. It was the least I could do since mean mommy is making him move.

So as of now I am spending my time at home loafing around and getting ready for Munchkin's slumber party on Saturday. Oh the excitement. However this will all change when I get a call from my Grandma confirming the pool is open. Then it will be me, a good book, and an ice cold glass of water on the side of the pool. That is what I call relaxation. Besides I have to get rid of this stupid farmers tan or I might look a little funny in October in a strapless wedding gown.