Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mom vs. The Public School System

A few months back I took the girls to get tested because I was a little concerned with Luna's Speech, turns out both girls did exceptionally well, and therefor did NOT qualify for preschool.  Much to my surprise, when we arrived back form our trip, there was a letter form the public school system advising me they had been accepted in a peer program.  Apparently they like to have a handful of students to be examples for the others.  (Blushing proud momma here)

Well, I immediately called for an appointment to try and register them, and the night before the appointment Luna was running a little fever, but with a little Tylenol, it went away to never return.  That morning, I made a call.... I decided to keep my appointment.  Thinking that I really need to get in there as soon as possible considering that I have TWO toddlers to accommodate.  As soon as we arrived Luna started whining and complaining that she wanted to go home, but unfortunately I figured she was just bored.

All that whining led to vomiting.  I asked the receptionist for some sort of bucket, and she handed me a paper towel.  A paper towel? Really?
Well as you can guess there was puke everywhere, I had to finally be a bit more specific and ask for her trash can.
At this point I'm a little embarrassed, but I'm guessing something just didn't settle right with Luna's stomach.

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We headed to the bathroom and cleaned up.  She said she felt much better.  Upon entering the main office again, I get TOLD, that I NEED to reschedule.  Well, as a Military mom of twin toddlers, I am grateful I MADE it there, and thinking about doing it AGAIN sent chills up my spine. I unfortunately live far from home, and do not have my mom, a friend, a provider, or anyone I can drop the girls off to when things need to get done.  We are not privy to all those luxuries...   Besides, Luna said she felt much better, so I told her I'd like to hold out a few more minutes.

Well, a little bit later, the gremlins decide they need to use the restroom, so I go, and THIS time (I've been there for nearly an hour now waiting for my APPOINTMENT) I was again TOLD I NEED to reschedule.  At my polite protest, the registrant comes out and exclaims her 10 am appointment is already here and she can NOT do 2 kids in 4 minutes.. (How exactly is that MY fault) and then proceeds to ADVISE me that My PLACE is at home with my CHILDREN and NOT there...
Quite honestly I rescheduled and bit my tongue ONLY because I NEEDED something from them (registering my children).  But I left there feeling belittled, humiliated, and quite frankly annoyed.





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Menu ReVamp Monday



I've been doing Menu plan Monday for a while now, and it's been great, but honestly I have not been able to keep with the menu.  I have started doing LESS cooking.  Although I LOVE to cook, I've found that by REVamping the Menu, I can have dinner on the table everyday, but only cook 3-4 days a week, the rest of the days it's mearly TOUCHING UP...

So, my menu this week will look a little more like... THIS...


  • Saturday..................Free Day
  • Sunday..................... Left Overs


This should take the guessing out of cooking, save us some money when it comes to groceries shopping, and help me keep to the meals I CAN eat...






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Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Children's Museum

As you can tell by the attire, I'm a bit behind on this post.. Bwahahahahaha... But, I thought I'd share it none the less.

We took a trip to our local Children's Museum and had a BLAST.

Although small, it offered a LOT of hands on exhibits.







 Even the Grown Up had a Good Time.. lol
 The girls got to learn a little history with out even knowing it.. (Sneaky RIGHT?? )




 Daddy even got in on the fun!!

We will definitely be back..




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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Our Trip To Paradise

So, I had a really nice visit home.  I hadn't been back in over 10 years, and 30 days was NOT enough.  I can't wait to go back.   The flight out was OK.. We departed early and despite the issue with security it went pretty well.  The gremlins did MARVELOUSLY, and even napped while in the air. Yipee for meeeeee.







Once we arrived, I was stoked, it was apparent we were home form the instant we stepped off the plane.  The air was different, the atmosphere, the people, the language, everything and I was in heaven.  Not that I'm not appreciative of being an American or living here, but it sure was nice to engulf myself in the culture again, and dive right in we DID...

As we piled all our luggage and ourselves into a small SUV all I could think about was my first BEER!!!!

(YEAH we INVENTED the clown car theory)

Our beach house was on the other side of the island and although the drive took us almost 4 hours, it was well worth it.  I was immersed in the view.  The gremlins were ecstatic and we were ready to tackle the adventure ahead of us.


To Be Continued.....

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Did You Miss Me?

 Have you missed us?  I've missed youuuuuuu.. Sort of .. teehee

If you've been wondering what happened to us, rest assured we are fine.. Just got back a few days ago from a month away to the Caribbean.. I NEED to update this blog BADLY!!!! But I see Blogger has been BUSY making changes while I was away... I am JUST starting to figure all this out.. I'm not a HUGE fan of changes.. lol..

But a quicky...

We ARE back...
We had a BLAST...
and I've got TONS of stories and Pics to share, so stay tuned....

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Tag Back Tuesday

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    Sunday, July 24, 2011

    Menu ReVamp Monday



    I've been doing Menu plan Monday for a while now, and it's been great, but honestly I have not been able to keep with the menu.  I have started doing LESS cooking.  Although I LOVE to cook, I've found that by REVamping the Menu, I can have dinner on the table everyday, but only cook 3-4 days a week, the rest of the days it's merely TOUCHING UP...

    So, my menu this week will look a little more like... THIS...


    • Tuesday.....................
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    • Asian Burger  (DBL the meat for later)
    • Thursday................. 
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      • Friday.......................


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        Rice A Roni
        W/ LO Turkey and a Potato Salad
        • Saturday..................Free Day
        • Sunday..................... Left Overs


        This should take the guessing out of cooking, save us some money when it comes to groceries shopping, and help me keep to the meals I CAN eat...




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        Sunday, July 17, 2011

        S.O.S. Sunday Oh Snap!!!!

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