Child make over

If you read my post about organizing the Tupperware cabinet, you know that my not having a job is taking its toll on my sanity. What started out as a “lets fix this house up” mission has spilled over to the children.

It is fair to say that I seek out ways to make my life miserable chaotic busy, so why not decide RIGHT NOW is the best time to “help” the kids kick some annoying habits?
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The company I was working for fell into some hard financial times and as a result I now find myself without a job.

I am not one of those girls that LOVES being a housewife. I don’t feel the need to make my husband cute little lunches and send him out the door like I am his mother. I don’t look forward to pushing my kids off to school so I can organize the linen closet. And I most certainly do not consider to-do lists, or lists of any kind, akin to foreplay.

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Death becomes her

I struggled with the idea of reveling too much information about my personal life, where I live, kids names, stuff like that. But to truly understand what it is we are doing here. The pain we are putting ourselves through…the torture we are putting each other through, you have to know some personal information. So with that said, if you read this and think “she can’t even hike such and such mountain without nearly dying, I think I can stalk her and kill her,” to that I say….
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It’s a dogs life

So, I took a break from writing.

I felt like my world was imploding and frankly I didn’t have the liberty to discuss some of it and definitely didn’t have the ability to be humorous about it.

I still don’t.

So rather than sit here and hash it all out with you. I am going to ignore it. I suggest you do the same.

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I survived!!

In preparation for The Phoenix Summit Challenge we stepped up the training a bit. We did 2 mountains this time, Lookout Mountain and North Mountain.

I would like to be able to tell you the trails we took but since they are not marked very clearly, I have no idea. What I do know is that Lookout Mountain was much more pleasant compared to Squaw Peak from the first hike. Having remembered at least some of the items from The Idiots Guide we were off to a much better start.
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It is the last week of school which means it is your last chance to kiss some administrative butt to help ensure that your kid doesn’t receive Mrs. Cranky or Ms. Burntout for next years teacher.

We just happen to go to a public school that is run on the Montessori system, which means my kids switches teachers for several subjects through out the day/week. So I don’t need to just kiss one teacher’s butt. I have to kiss many many butts. Unfortunately my wallet cannot handle that much butt kissing so I go the homemade route.

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I apologize for my complete shittyness. I promise promise promise I will have my shit together soon. But in lieu of that, I offer the following excuses;

My 6 year old had tournament for baseball
Then I had second day of hiking training (not to worry update is coming)
THEN I leave hiking to meet the family at the lake for a weekend camp out
Only to return home Sunday evening to find my son’s pet lizard is dead…..(yep, i will have something for you on that one too)
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