Innernets, I Have an Announcement.
A few weeks back, I added Rancid Raves to X's Google Reader. Big mistake because FUCK, now he's reading my blog on regular basis. Anyway, he was um, "concerned" that I gave the vibe that we have no money for all the recent home-related calamities that have befallen us. Rest assured, Innernets, we do have the money to pay not only for a roof over our head, but also a floor underneath our feet and an appliance to wash our dishes. It just sucks to have to pay for such crapola when we are trying to tighten our purse strings. Bah. So, I apologize profusely for any mistaken impressions that I may given that alluded to any states of destitution that in reality, don't exist. Ahem.
Actually, it's you. Not me.
Well, Cousin J has been marked for elimination. She has been very flaky in the past few months, but since I know her situation and she is family, I've given her a lot of leeway. Too much, actually. Last week was the last straw. She came on Monday and I paid her for the week - then she blew me off for the rest of the week with very little notice or on a few days NO notice. It was the worst week possible because I had lined up a TON of errands, household chores and some yardwork that I was going to slam out during those precious, precious hours of babysitting. And this week, she hasn't shown up at all - I suspect she is out of town on spring break, but hello? Some notice, maybe? Am I just being picky? I've had mixed feelings about her coming for awhile because the babysitting wasn't as necessary as when Arun was younger and for many afternoons, the past few months have found me just wandering around Target, trying to think of useful shit to do during that 2 hour timeslot. However, I wanted to keep her around for the options when NewKid arrives and also, it looks like I will be doing some work with X on the Big Idea. I am very disappointed in her, quite frankly.
Boy, Girl, Kung Fu Fighting Hamster?
This Friday is the ultrasound and we'll verify a variety of things - like making sure that the NewKid doesn't have a partner in crime. Hopefully, we'll find out the gender, too. If it's a girl, I hope she likes dinosaurs and wild critter themes, because I have an ADORABLE wardrobe all ready to go. As soon as her brother is done with it. And if it's a boy? I can promise he'll get a kick ASS train set for Christmas because then I will combine Christmas budgets. Or truthfully, even if it's a girl, there'll still be a train set because I loved playing with trains as a girl. Anyway.......I mean, I've got the important things all figured out, right?? People, it's all about priorities. Anyway, I'll definitely post on Friday the results. Also, my dad, step-mom, mom, sister, and X will all be crammed into that tiny room with the technician and me - hell's bells. You'd think I'd be able to scrape together some sort of post from that trainwreck. It KILLS me whenever my parents insist they "don't have a problem" with each other and that everything is A-okay. Um, yeah. When they utter such crap, I feel like asking, "Then why the hell did you get divorced?" Good divorce, my ass. What an oxymoron. Whatever. Good for them, maybe. And don't even get me started on why they ALL are going to be there. It involved hefty doses of Potential Guilt. The worst kind.
Let's Go Clubbing!
Well, the votes for the Online Book Club's April selection are in and the winner is Tripping the Prom Queen by Susan Shapiro Barash. I am very excited about this read. I will update my sidebar in the next few days to include a section for the Club. Again, this is open to ANYONE. We will be discussing this book via the comments section on April 30th. Yippee!
It's been reported that Cagey is suffering from "dehydration and exhaustion".
Okay, maybe not the dehydration but I am absolutely exhausted this week and I am not sure why. Oh sure, I've done some yardwork and God Almighty, I'm washing dishes by hand these days, but it's not like those things are particularly taxing. I feel like I've been run over by a truck so posting may be light this week.