Saturday, September 23, 2006

Translations, Horoscopes, Fortunes and Apples

Todays Horoscope for me...

Taurus: Conversations are the name of the game today -- starting them, continuing them and understanding them. (Guess which one will be most difficult?) Be more inquisitive: Ask a lot of questions to the friends, coworkers and strangers you encounter today. Skip the small talk and try to go for a deeper connection. An intellectually intimidating person in your life has high expectations, but you will impress them with your honesty and conviction.

My interpretation: My children will do nothing but argue with eachother while I have a minor migraine (thanks to the meds for my foot) and am trying to nap, and they will come and tattle and ask all sorts of questions and keep takling and me, dealing with the headache will not understand a thing they are saying to me. I will be so confused I will want to cry. My mother then will call to ask when the kids had off in October and not tell me for what reason. She will be impressed though at how honest I am when I tell her that I have had it with the older two and how they will not stop bickering and how I am about 2 seconds from finding them a new home.

Fortune Cookie Fortune: You have a lively family

No interpretation needed. Any family of 8 is bound to be lively. (is lively the opposite of deadly)

I love it when mybabies start to talk. - my favorite part of how Johan is talking? how he puckers his lips to say everything.

The other day my brother called me. I was still asleep - sort of half in and half out of being awake, and when the phone rang, I looked at the number and wasn't sure if it was him, or my step dad - neither one of them call me, so that really threw me off. I answered it and this was our conversation:

Hey how do I ask this guy in spanish if he wants me to move?
How do I ask this guy in Spanish if he wants me to move?
Where are you moving to? You don't speak spanish.
Are you still asleep?
No I am awake, sort of, just laying here I think
I need to ask this guy if I am in his way.
In his way? Just walk around him and come upstairs, my front door is open. (I thought he was telling me he was downstairs and wanted to come up to visit with me, but some of our neighbors were in his way)
I am at work Jen, there is a guy here who is working too, but I don't know if I am in his way. Maybe he needs me to move.
Oh ok (the light slowly coming on in my head). You are at work, you want to know if you should move.
Yeah. I got you on speaker, so just ask him really quick. (away from the phone - Hey Amigo - telefono)
Whoa Whoa Whoa - take me off speaker, hand him the phone. Tell me though - move what?
So I did my asking, and told my brother he was fine where he was.
Ok. thanks Jen, love ya bye.

It is always nice when my brothers think of me in their day to day life. Can yoy imagie the guy who I asked, what was going through his mind as my brothre stood beside him and was having this convresation with me, then yelled at me, then just handed him the phone, possibly not knowing what was going on? I am sure we were talked about that day.

Friday, September 15, 2006

On Denise's blog she had asked people what a typical day is like for them. I thought about it, and wrote out my regualr school day schedule.

6:00AM the alarm goes off. I cuss at the alarm, and at my husband, and get up out of bed. It is time to wake up Andre to get him ready for school. If she hasn't already, (she is usually up between 5:30 and 6:00AM) Jolani is just waking up, so it is time to make her a bottle and feed her. Keep after Andre to make sure that he gets dressed, and out the door by
6:45AM6:45AM go wake up Jordan. Since I am waking up Jordan, Mickey, Isa, and Johan wake up too (the downfalls of sharing a room). She gets them up and diapers changed and breakfast made (cereal) for them and gets herself dressed.
7:00AM I usually lay back down for the next hour on the couch to prevent arguing, and doze until it is time for Jordan to go to school
8:00AM goodbye Jordan, off to school she goes. I use this time to wish for sleep. Mick, Isa, and Johan are in their room watching cartoons, so I take this time to take a shower and get myself ready for the day.
9:00AM Jolani is normally back awake now (between now and 10ish) ready to eat again. She is an eating machine!!
10:00AM time to get Mickey ready for school.
11:00AM start lunch for Johan and Isa, get Mickeys coat on her
11:10AM walk Mickey down to the neighbors house so she can go to school
12:00 naptime for Johan
12:30PM naptime for Isa
12:30 - 4:00PM washing clothes, cleaning up the apartment, fighting with the kids for a nap, feeding Jolani, emptying and reloading the dishwasher
3:00ish PM Andre comes home, wants snack, wants my attention, doesnt want to do homework
3:30ish PM Jordan comes home, wants snack, wants my attention, doesnt want to do homework
4:00PM start dinner, empty the dishwasher again so we have space for the dinner plates. Change the laundry from washer to dryer.
4:30PM Jordan goes out with the neighbor to meet Mickey's bus
5:00ish PM Mickey gets home, wants snack/dinner, wants my attention, wants to do homework but doesn't have any
5:30ish PM dinner is served - try to get online and eat dinner and settle fights all at the same time - maybe if I ignore them they will shut up. Nope, doesn't work
6:15PM Jordan, Mickey, Isa and Johan take a bath.
6:15 - 6:45PM getting Johan ready for bed after he gets out of the bath6:45PM Johan to bed
6:45 - 7:15PM getting Isa ready for bed after she gets out of the bath
7:15PM Isa to bed
7:15 - 7:30PM getting Mickey ready for bed after she gets out of the bath
7:45PM Mickey to bed
8:30PM Andre and Jordan dont want to go to bed.
8:30 - 9:30PM fight with Andre about going to bed. No you cannot have more food, no you may not stay up untli midnight to watch the simpson marathon, well if you laid in the bed and relaxed more than 30 seconds at a time you may actually BE able to fall asleep.
9:00ish - 10:30PM feed Jolani her final bottle for the night and put her to bed (times vary depending on the day)10:30ishPM cleaning up the apartment again from what Andre and Jordan missed on their chore list. Continue washing clothes, folding them, putting them in the piles they belong in.
11:30PM sit down to watch Tivo before DH comes home and wants my attention
11:31 - 12:00 midnight go to the bathroom, take a shower, forget that I wanted to read or watch Tivo, look around my room and think how much I hate it and maybe I should rearrange it if I ever got the time and energy
12:00ish AM Hubby is home, wants snack/dinner, all of my attention and to watch tv/listen to cd's with him whlie he eats and unwind.
1:30-2:00ish AM go ino the bedroom and pray for sleep - kicking myself that I didn't drug DH' soda with tylenol PM.
2:00 - 3:00ish AM cuss dh out in my head because he wont shut up and go to sleep, not let me go to sleep, really thinking about cooking his dinner with sleeping pills each night.
3:15-3:30ish AM FINALLY dh is asleep. Now maybe I can fall asleep. Dammit he is snoring/laying all over me not giving me space/doing some other annoying thing so that I can't fall asleep
3:30 - 4:00ish AM go to the bathroom another 3 times, keep turning the ac colder and colder because I keep getting hot thanks to my human blanket over there, and finally fall into a coma for the next hour and a half - two hours (sometimes three hours when I am lucky)
6:00AM Start the day all over again

And although it is said with a bit of humor, this is my basic everyday school is in schedule. So when I have posts that just ramble on and make no sense, now you know why.