Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Open Mouth.. Insert Foot.. and other random rants

Ever send an email and after hitting the send button realize you answered the email in a snarky, smartass tone?? And then also realize you did not in fact send it to the person you *thought* you were sending it to but someone else who could seriously get offended .. and to top it all off it's a member of your Dear Husband's extended family ?? ugh... I gotta really look at the sender of emails before hitting the reply and send button so quickly.. my sarcastic tendencies seem to get me into trouble.

Update on the customer service rant from yesterday.. I got what I wanted.. the free rental while my car is in for service but now I need to cancel the service altogether.. seems there was a fruit loop stuck in the track and that was what caused the door to act up.. that's what I get for letting the kids have dry cereal in my car. Now I have to call and cancel in a very sweet and apologetic tone.. grr.. I hate being sweet and apologetic.

Ode to Maternity clothes.. you seriously gotta love them. Anyone that has ever owned some decent maternity clothes knows what I am talking about. They are made to expand and be comfy. I guess this is why I kept some out when packing everything up for donation. I have these black yoga/stretch pants that I absolutely love and I have had them since I was pregnant with Aedan back in 2003. They still look good and boy, they always shrink back down to normal after every wash. And the sweaters. Not those big bulky ones you see around but the fitted nice ones. I've got them ready to go for colder weather.. because they come down far enough to camoflauge my ass and are *just* loose enough to cover that roundness in my belly that never went away after Alexa came out.. well not yet anyway. I'm guessing 3 kids and 3 c-sections in less than 4.5 years was a bit too much on those stomach muscles though.. I will happily admit that 9 weeks after the 1st two kids I was back in regular clothes.. now I'm in regular clothes most of the time but they are bigger regular clothes. So.. I am basking in the glory of maternity clothes.. at least for a little while longer, and enjoying the fact that I am in my regular junior size 5 short Levi's even if the sweater is bigger and stretchy.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Customer service my ass

OK.. the damn van is 4 months old.. the slider on the MINIVAN (that I swore I'd never own) doesn't shut all the way unless you click it open and shut like 5 times. I call to schedule service and a loaner. Because the car is so new I ASSUME (you know the deal with that) I'd get a loaner for something that is under warranty.. um.. no. So I call the saleslady. I rip her a new one because I'm already is a piss poor mood. She will talk to her higher up and call me back. Next thing I know I get a call from the rental place. I am not RENTING a car for a day. Gimmee your name and number dude .. I'll call you back. What happened to good old fashioned customer service?

Still waiting on the saleslady to call me back. In the meantime Dear Husband calls me. Boss gave him tickets to the Phillies on Wednesday... he's turned him down alot this year so he wanted to run it by me before he accepts. I mumble some F words under my breath and say fine. He can tell I'm pissed. There is no way I can drop off the LOANER on Wednesday and switch 3 kids with car seats without his help. But I say sure go ahead, have fun and hang up. So now I need to re-schedule the service.

Did I really swear off alcohol on Sunday morning???

Dry Pants ! Dry Pants!

Ugh!!! I'd forgotten how much I loathe potty training... Aedan was easy.. by the time he was ready he had just started Day Care and the peer pressure did my job for me. Chloe.. she is a totally different creature. She has been really good at school so her teacher tells me she's ready for big girl undies and that it's better to go cold turkey straight to undies rather than pullups to transition. BS ! By 8 am this morning ( a Monday which is stressful in and of itself) we were on outfit #3. I put a diaper on her before I left her at DC and told her teacher .. "there are 3 pairs of undies in her cubby and 2 more spare outfits.. do what you want." So I guess we'll see how much laundry I have tonight. Can't we ship them off to PT'ing school for 8 hours a aday and after 5 days they come back totally transformed??

I'm buying pullups tonight.

Friday, September 26, 2008

10 years and we're both still standing

As much as I love my husband I am still amazed that we made it to 10 years. We are such strong willed and stubborn personalities that we tend to clash sometimes.. and not in a good way..
He is my support and, god love him, he is such a wonderful partner in all things. He treats me like I deserve better and I used to think that every once in a while but I always come back to him.. and know that I couldn't find anyone that would treat me any better.

We had this awesome trip planned for our 10 year anniversary.. an extra long weekend away just the 2 of us.. to some island of some sort.. until last August happened and the 2 lines screamed at me and I rewound back to that fateful evening in July where I said.. (well we don't need to know that) .. let's just leave it at.. I knew there may be trouble..
and there was..
but not trouble.. but a beautiful little person growing in there.. just after the shock the happiness sunk in and we realized how blessed we have been..

With all the struggles and the loss we had so many (really not THAT many) years ago to be able to say I have 3 healthy and happy babies is a blessing. The first, a son, conceived via artificial insemination after 30 months of TTC and a baby angel in the mix. He was born via c-section because he just wouldn't come out. And boy he was big.. 9 pounds..
The second.. the princess...came with a bit more ease... a couple months of trying and a pat on the shoulder from my fertility Dr. with the words.. go home and get busy.. and we did.
The third...another girl.. the result of some lax BC usage.. and yet such a blessing that we could never imagine our life without her. Who would have thought back in 2000 that we'd get pregnant by accident ??

Anyway.. we are celebrating the beginnings of our family today.. the good, the bad and the ugly.