Archive for August, 2008


August 15, 2008

Today was a make a chocolate cake day. 🙂


It wants to die

August 14, 2008

A few weeks ago our washer decided that it would no longer spin or rinse for us (me actually) anymore. That was it, I thought it really wanted me to let go. But wait! my husband, a former airplane mechanic for the US Air Force just *knew* he could fix it. He took the washer apart, found the broken piece, drove to the Sears repair shop, and for $15 he got a new part. Of course it worked.  He is AWESOME.

But my washer thought it had been duped. It didn’t like that. It didn’t love washing another 10 loads or so and leaving my laundry smelling like Arm & Hammer Green Mountain scent. Oh no. So it thought, and thought, and BAM! it realized what it could do. It stopped spinning and rinsing. Again. Except, this time that washer didn’t do it the right way, because all I have to do is turn the knob a tiny bit to the right, and off it goes to work again. So, now former airplane mechanic for the US Air Force is going to try and fix that problem!

My washer is pissed. It just wants to die. It has washed our clothes clean and removed most stains (but not all, despite using Spray & Wash first, grrrr) for us since we were married almost 8 years ago. It has heard us complain how much water it wastes and how we wish we could buy a front load washer for years now, and it just wants to give up. But we are not ready to let it go. I love this washer. It’s a Kenmore S80 series, uh huh. We’re not going to give it up without a fight!

This is a sad sad world some days….

August 13, 2008

My sister & her family came over this past weekend. We had a blast! On our drive home from dinner on Saturday night we passed my sister in laws house who lives exactly one mile down the street from us. There were three police cars in front of her next door neighbors house and two police officers were talking to the young boy who lives there. We all wondered what happened and thought it was probably a break-in.

Well, we thought wrong. It would have been NICE if it had been a break-in because what actually happened is chilling at best.

This is the link to the story: Norwell man.

Guess what? everyone around here has known that family for at least 9 years. Never a problem. Nice family. The kids wait at the bus stop with all the other kids on the block. Beautiful house and seemingly beautiful family. How does this happen???????

I’m trying to ignore the part when he stated that he won’t be stopped before he ends up killing his wife because I just CANNOT believe this.  This is the same person who warms up the car in the winter.  The same guy who I see take out the garbage every Friday morning.  What the hell?  And how can we help them?

School shopping for two? Oh My!

August 12, 2008

Yesterday was a super rainy day, but we didn’t care. We still had fun. For the first time ever I took the kids school shopping for BOTH of them!! My 4 yr old got two pairs of pants and my 2 yr old got 2 long sleeved shirts. I will wait a few more weeks before I buy them shoes. At this age they don’t need too much 😉 After we bought what we needed, we went to lunch at Brigham’s. They loved it! I loved the fact that they are both old enough that I can take them by myself to a child friendly restaurant and they were great! The two of them especially loved the chocolate ice cream topped with m&m’s that they got to eat at the end.

We had so much fun together! On the drive home from the mall they both fell asleep. They slept for TWO hours on the couch!!!!! I mean, it was a great day! When they finally woke up we (they) rode bikes up and down the street before we came in for dinner.

I just can’t believe I school shopped for both of them 🙂 This year my younger one will start nursery school one day a week, and my older one will be in Pre-K three days a week at the same school. Love it.