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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

This week is highly stressful. I don't know what else to write, but very stressful with some drama involved. It's all very weird and I'm being very cryptic. Sorry.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Soccer Mama Drama

This baseball, softball, football, soccer mom thing isn't as easy as it looks. Sometimes it's a messy job, but you just have to do it. I love the baseball mom role. Baseball moms are very serious about baseball, but they also like to chit chat, because the action in baseball is minimal. At least at this young age. I've heard stories about crazy baseball moms, but I have yet to experience one, so I really enjoyed baseball season.

Football is a breeze, because your mostly dealing with the dads. Believe me, it isn't difficult to go to a game or a practice and have people (dads) cater to you. 'Do you need a chair, a blanket, etc... Did you get that handout? I'll go get you one.' And the mom's I do know are nice. There are a few that I wonder about and probably won't make an effort to get to know. Like the one who was going on and on about her nanny, for her one kid. Whatever.

But last summer I signed Darby up for softball and I did not have the best relations with the moms. I don't know what it is about these moms, but I'm now dealing with the exact same moms for soccer. First of all, they all knew each other so immediately I was out of the loop and spent most practices, actually watching them practice. Let me tell you, seven year old girls practicing softball is not exciting. It's pretty boring, actually. They spend a lot of time doing a lot of nothing. The games are pretty much the same. I kind of had the impression (and still do as a matter of fact) that they thought I was snobby. I'm not, but I don't just go up to groups of women and start conversations either.

Plus, I over hear their conversations and many of them are about family and husbands and what not. These women talk about how their husbands have no choice but to be with them. I can't be sure that's what they mean, and their probably kidding, but when you talk about how you can put on the weight because their husbands know it's less expensive to be with them than to divorce them, I'm thinking those aren't women I particularly want to be friends with. I prefer a healthy relationship with a little bit of excitement thrown in, but maybe that's just me.

I'm not a complete out cast, I do have one ally. Darby's friend's mom is also around. She's the assistant coach so I don't interact with her all that much, except outside of soccer. But, it's nice to have at least one friend. Especially now because the moms are mad at her and criticized her coaching and took over the last practice. They also made her pretty angry by acting like a bunch of pigs towards my daughter and hers. So much so that she stomped off the field and took the girls home. I wasn't there that day, but she was pretty upset when she dropped Darby off. There was something about giving the girls candy and Darby and Tayler not paying attention and making one of the girls feel left out. Again, whatever. Get over it.

Usually there is a male coach, also, but he's out of town. I hope he comes back soon before the women are completely out of control. I guess I'll find out what happens on Saturday. I think it's easier to just have boys, but I do love my girls.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I Feel Better

But I'm still tired. I'm horrible at posting lately because I don't have much going on. Brian and I have both just been running around getting kids to practice and then bed. It's been crazy. So, I don't have much to say because not much happens in between.

Two things I have been doing besides running around are reading and watching season 5 of The Shield. I finished the book Great Expectations and yes, it's true I have never read it before. I think in high school we watched an old movie based on the book, but I don't recall ever having to actually read it. I liked it. At times, I didn't want to put it down. Other times, uh, whatever. I'm glad I've read it though. I am now starting Pride and Prejudice.

If you haven't seen The Shield and need something to watch this show is good. It's a little disturbing so if you don't like that you won't like this show, but the season finale was the biggest shocker. I couldn't believe it. I'm still trying to recover.

Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Could This Be Any More Random?

I slept so horribly last night. I have this awful cold or allergies or something and I couldn't breath. I woke up around 1 am and thought about dying. Then I went downstairs and took some medicine and realized I didn't have the coffee set to brew. I set it, had a glass of water and went back to bed to worry about how I'm getting the kids to all their games on Saturday and how I'm going to handle the baby's nap. Because she needs her nap. And she takes that nap between 11 and 1. As it turns out all the kids have games between 11 and 1. So I'm stressed. And now I'm stressed about work and I'm tired and feeling emotional. It all sucks! But BSU won. So, I'm happy and Denver Broncos won in overtime against Oakland, so Riley's happy. He's hoping they go to the Super Bowl.

Brian thinks that letting the baby watch a movie when she wants to is spoiling her. What do you think? I mean, sure, all the TVs with DVDs were in use by other members of the family, but she was crying. Gosh.

The other night I had a dream that Brian bought me all this jewelry from Tiffany's. It was the best dream I've ever had.

I am so tired. Did I mention that?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I Just Wanted to Write A Post

But I started and this was all I came up with. Stupid!

Well, it's happened. I've started watching football. On TV. And paying attention-mostly. I am even having conversations at work about the games. And do you know what the worst part is? In between Riley's football game and Darby's soccer game I was listening to the BSU game on the radio. What in the world has happened to me?

Friday, September 07, 2007

I Just Wanted To Go Home

On any normal day I don't hate commuting to work. I'm serious. I don't find it frustrating, like Brian does, and most of the time I don't mind the horrible drivers. Okay, that's a lie. I've been known to seek vengeance on those jerks that pass me and cut me off or zig in and out of traffic. I can't help it. Stop being an ass! Anyway, normally I don't mind commuting, except when they close down the freeway. Which rarely happens. Even when there's a bad accident. They might close a lane, but usually they don't divert traffic on to city streets. And last night they did. And it was awful.

We were driving along like any other day when traffic came to a stop. Whatever, that's not all that unusual. Until we hear on the radio there was a suicide attempt a couple of miles ahead and the freeway was closed. Noooooo! What the heck? I originally thought that someone jumped off an over pass. As Brian pointed out, that would be horrible. He also gave the gory reasons why it would be horrible. I'll leave those to your imagination.

That's not exactly what happened. Apparently someone robbed a bank, a car chase ensued, they crashed and then shot themselves in the head. On the freeway. In 5:00 traffic. Now, I see how someone who has robbed a bank and is about to be arrested might feel a bit trapped, but seriously, if you can shoot your self in the head you are probably able to get out of the car and run. Don't punish innocent people. I know. I'm being insensitive. But seriously.

We were diverted off the freeway about, I don't know how many miles, 10 miles? From our exit to go home. We stopped and made some phone calls to get the kids situated and picked up and made sure everyone knew it was going to be a long time until we arrived home. Then we started on the back roads. It was so weird to see those huge trucks on those roads. There was one right after the other. Four or five in a row. Of course, that makes for a long line of cars on 4 lane roads. So, we stopped and had dinner. It still took us forever to get home, but we made it and the kids were all alive and well. We survived! Unfortunately, the suicide attempt was successful. And commuting still isn't all that bad. As long as that doesn't happen again!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Labor Day Weekend Should Last All Week

I had such a nice weekend, I can't believe I have to be at work now. We left early Saturday morning and headed up to the cabin. After we set up the kids' tent it was nothing but relaxing. We didn't leave the cabin once. Normally we might make a trip into one of the nearby towns or go to the lake or take a hike, but not this time. We sat around and did nothing.

I actually thought on Sunday morning I might take a hike when Jillian laid down for her nap, but things didn't work out that way exactly. After she laid down Brian and I headed down to see his parents and say hi to his brother and sister-in- law who had just arrived. As it turns out we were just in time for a glass of wine. Which I think may have turned into five, but who's counting. After that I didn't really have the energy nor the motivation for a hike. After dinner I took a little nap (or passed out, whatever). It would have been longer, but for some reason the baby will not allow sleeping on her time. She kept sitting on me prying my eyes open with her little fingers. It was a little annoying, but she's so cute who can stay annoyed?

We came home Monday and lounged around the house and did some shopping. Tuesday I was not ready to start the week at work. It's already Wednesday but the days aren't going by as fast as I expected. Oh well. How many more days until Thanksgiving? Does anyone know?