Rambling on…

March 12, 2009 at 1:55 pm (Bored, Brody, Evan)

Sometimes, the hardest part of this blog is coming up with a title. Most often, I write the entire post – then have to read it a few times to figure out an appropriate title. Whatever!

Work has been going well. I had applied and interviewed for another job (same company, etc) and was then told the position was being reposted. I applied again and am now waiting to hear if I got the job. I hope I do. It will be the first time in my career that I will not be working in an admin position. I don’t love being an admin – but i’m really good at it, so it makes my days easy. I am ready for a change. Considering I’ve spent so much time in school trying to better myself and my earning capability, this appears to be a good opportunity to start cashing in on the hard work that I’ve done for the past two years.

Anyway, it’s something different.

Things at home are settling down. Michael and I really need to work on being friends. We go through phases –  first we are – then we aren’t. I’m assuming this is normal. He’s been under a lot of stress lately and I’m disgruntled with our living situation, so it makes for a few arguments. Plus, he and I are really different in that he loves to use sarcastic humor to lighten situations (who doesn’t) but he’s using it at the wrong times. Whatever. I’m trying to be more patient and I’ve asked him to stop making jokes out of everything.

His dad is still in ICU so this has prompted Michael into protection mode over his mom. I’m really proud of him for taking this stand on her behalf. She needs him right now, he may not like “living with his parents” but I think in this case, it’s essential. Plus, the boys are freaking out over getting to live at Grandpa’s house! You see, Grandpa has lots of cool things! Lots of stuff they can look through! I know this will be a good situation for everyone.  Plus, their cousins are close by which means “new people to wrestle with!”

The other night Evan and Brody decided to wrestle in their bedroom. Basically, they spread all the blankets on their floor, take their shirts off and run around screaming “you want a piece of me” and “it’s wrestle time!” Evan was in the process of whining and crying about Brody hitting him and I said to Evan “well, hit him back.” Evan doesn’t realize his own strength and Brody will continue to push him around because Evan doesn’t do anything about it. Evan is built like a brick shit house. Strong, but in a scary way – like my brother (Bob could life me at my waist without effort).  After I told Evan to hit Brody back, an evil grin came over him and he ran out of the office with his arms swinging like a windmill.  I recognized that grin (I might have had one myself a few times) so I followed to make sure no one was going to die (not on my watch!). They were locked in battle, Evan was beating the crap out of Brody and somehow, Brody got a burst of strength and pushed Evan off of him. (This wasn’t really wrestling). Badly beaten, Brody pushed Evan, Evan fell back and smashed his head on the bed (which was the worst ‘THUNK’ you could ever imagine) and started to cry. My opportunity for a lesson arrived! I asked the boys who was having fun while they were hitting? No response? Not even one? hmm.. 

Could I assume they’ve learned a valuable lesson about hitting? Sure, I could assume that.
I would be wrong.

Could I assume they will do this again? Of course!
I would be right.

Boys wrestle. That’s what they do.

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Another one bites the dust!

March 9, 2009 at 12:29 pm (Brody)

Annoying tooth finally left the mouth!

Annoying tooth finally left the mouth!

Brody couldn’t be more proud of himself! His first top tooth is gone and now he can do party tricks with his mouth! He’s whistled through the hole where the tooth used to be. Stuck a straw in the empty space.  I was reading on a website that it takes about 2 years for the top teeth to grow in, I’m sure he’ll have more party tricks by the time the tooth comes in.

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I am lost…

March 5, 2009 at 2:14 pm (Melodie)

It seems that my desire to write is now coming in waves (short bursts of  “yes! I shall write” followed by long long bursts of “uh.. no”). I have become so lost and lazy lately and it is hard for me to do anything. I don’t think I’m depressed, per se, but I do feel out of sorts. I usually get this way when the season changes – I’m quite sensitive to barometric pressure changes as well. I am going to blame this on algebra!

We’ve had some stress at home, the boys’ paternal grandfather has suffered medically and is in a rough spot (very stressful). I happen to internalize everything through my gut, which has made me miserable, but I am dealing. Michael, on the other hand, doesn’t do anything at all. He keeps everything inside and he’s finally seeing how bad this is for his well-being and his body. He’s moody, unmotivated, sad, depressed, and slightly inebriated at all times during the day. Hell, if it were my father in the ICU – i’d be drunk too.

I’m going to try and get back into the habit of writing here more often, but I am not making any promises. I have had some emails that people get worried when I don’t write (ahem) so I will make an effort (GAWD). 🙂

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