Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I haven't posted for a while because I have been so busy at work and attempting to study that writing has fallen on the back burner. Also I love comments but I don't get very many of them, so I don't think anyone is reading. (* hint hint ;) *)

I am almost at the 6 week mark for the countdown to the LSAT and I am trying to not FREAK OUT.. I mean stay calm. I am still in the low 160s (low low) which is making me nervous. I am afraid of getting nervous and dropping five points or more on the really thing, putting me in the 150s. That is not going to do it for getting any scholarships or even getting into a good school.

Also not the best timing, is my job situation. If I have any hopes of getting a raise and promotion this summer (1 year review time) then I have to bill. To bill, I need to be busy and that = stress, not sleeping and mediocre attempts at studying. Part of me wants to blow off my job and just think about the test. The more responsible part of me sees the $15,000 raise that comes with being promoted and thinks about my family. Another option is postponing again until Sept. but with all the tutoring is just doesn't make sense. Besides if I don't get this test over with. I think I will have to kill myself. (bad humor)

My sleep habits the last couple of weeks have really sucked. I can't sleep unless I take sleeping pills which make me groggy and only gets me shallow sleep which makes me even more tired. I tapered off the pills but I haven't slept well in almost two weeks. I broke down and got some melatonin but I am still groggier than hell. I have become an insomniac and I don't know what to do :(

Friday, April 11, 2008

Parlez vous francais?

I don't. Not a lick. But I am going to a "Orientation Tea" at a French immersion preschool to kiss some derriere and put my monkey on yet another waiting list.

If you would have told me I would be going to this thing 3 years ago I would have told you that "crack is wack" and to put down the pipe. But I don't know who I have become. It is in two weeks and I am already thinking about what all 3 of us are going to wear. I am ashamed.

But in my own defence we live in the outer edges of the city, in a not so great area. It is not as though we have a whole gaggle of schools to choose from that are in reasonable driving distance from our house. So off we go to hunt out 1) a good school 2) one that doesn't have a wait list 2 miles long and she can actually get into; and 3) one that doesn't cost more than my college tuition.

In addition we are also going to a fundraising book-sale/pancake breakfast at another school where she is already on the list. We were told she might have a chance since we put her on the list at 14 months. My husband is getting up at 5 in the morning to go cook pancakes as a volunteer. Why do I get the feeling this is only the beginning?????????

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I want another thing in my house that EATS & POOPS and I want to pay $50.00 for it !?!

Are you kidding!!

We had a couple of frustrating potty training days last week (the novelty wore off) and I had a moment this weekend and bought a little mommy fisher price potty doll. The doll "drinks" from a bottle and then when you put it on "potty chair" a little magnet makes her "pee". But this one is just too much! You have got to be kidding, playing with poop is something we encourage our daughter NOT to do. Plus I already have to buy food and diapers for one kid, why in heaven's earth would I want to buy diapers for a doll? Besides this thing is just creepy! In my favorite review on Amazon a woman points out to make sure to clean it really well inside and out becuase the food inside the doll molds!!!

  • Playing "mommy" is more fun than ever with BABY ALIVE, the doll that "eats" and "poops" just like a real baby!

  • Feed her or give her a bottle, and then get ready to change her messy diaper!

  • When this doll is "hungry" you can mix up some of her special doll food!

  • She really eats and tells you how she likes it with fun electronic phrases like, "Mmm good!"

  • Doll comes with dress, 2 doll diapers, bottle with nipple and cap, bowl, spoon, 4 packets of doll food and bib