Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Here We Go Again

Remember when I got this lovely piece of mail? Well the person that sent the card the first time is up to it again.
Yes, I received this lovely little card in the mail.
So now the nut job is cutting things out of the newspaper. I blacked it out but they know where Den works and where I live. My guess is that its a person Den works with. And this isn't a copycat sort of thing because the post mark is the same.
How crazy is this? Den and I aren't fighting and I know he's not cheating at lunch because he calls me EVERY day at lunch. It's our phone date. And if he was cheating, wouldn't you just take a picture and include that?
So how about we all play detective and you come up with some ideas?
I know we should call the police but this isn't a threat, its more along the lines of harassment and we would rather catch the person at Den's job. Sherlock Holmes, where are you?
Nut Magnet,
Sonya Ann

Monday, August 18, 2014

Smooshed and Busy Monday Update

Whilst pack DJ last week, some little idiot decided to pack himself. It took everything in me not to ship him off. All I had to do was zip it closed.
This is a picture from when we moved Anna one of the many times.
And more.
And I'm not even going to show you the pictures of HER car. Mind you, this was when she moved into her apartment but STILL there is a huge difference between moving girls and boys.
This is what my poor abused van looked like with DJ's stuff in it.
Hahaha! We had room for 4 people in the van and all of his stuff. This may prove that boys are easier than girls.
It was a pretty easy move. We drove the 5 hours to Ball State on Wednesday, checked into the hotel and then went exploring the campus. It's massive and beautiful. I'm so glad that we found his dorm the night before and where to park. It really is the size of a small city there.
We are hoping to scrape together some money and go back for a visit. And since Anna and my SIL are only 3 hours away, we are thinking about making it a mini family get together.
I have to say that Ball state was super organized with police officers directing people to places to offload and students helping carry stuff to the dorm rooms when we moved him on Thursday. I appreciate organization. 
Here's a picture of his desk in his room. This room is even smaller than Anna's room at EIU. I didn't know that was possible. The only good thing is the bed is lofted and his 2 3-drawer bins fit perfect under there.
It didn't even take an hour to get his room together and we were lucky because his roommate had already moved in so we weren't all crammed in there. My wonderful inlaws went with and helped move DJ. He is loved and spoiled.
And his roommate loves to play Magic the Gathering. I think DJ is in Heaven.
I know its blurry, I was hot and tired but appreciate the organization skills I have. Even my MIL was impressed on how I had everything in totes and bins and it just slid into place. Not to brag but my Tetris skills are over the top.
This is a picture of DJ's building. He is on the second floor behind the tree. If nothing else, the boy is going to get a workout. The campus is spread out over miles and miles of grounds.
We decided to take him out for one last meal and then drop him off at his dorm after lunch. I did pretty well when we dropped him off and he even said he loved me FIRST! Donna, my MIL, cried pretty good. We were in traffic and had to drop him off fast which was probably for the best. He slid open the van and jumped out and called back to us, "FREEDOM FINALLY!" And he's still an ass.
Nest emptied.
I'm not sure how I feel about it. I love them but they were real shits at times. But I will say the house feels empty and not quite as alive. I'm glad that they turned out and both are at college. I half expected them to spent some time in jail not college. I mean Den and I were in charge of them. I told Anna that and she promised that jail time is still on her to do list.
I even said to my inlaws that I was shocked as hell that they both have seemed to turn out. I don't think it was a wise decision to trust Den and I with other human beings and their upbringing. I still don't trust Den with the checkbook.
I guess this is a new chapter for us. We get to write anything that we want into our new lives with just the two of us. Horror or comedy? We shall see.

And I got a $3 check from Pinecone. It's not enough to pay for college but it helps a bit with Christmas. 
So I have...................
$100.49     Google(blog writing)
$102            Pinecone research
$179.09     BP
$25            Amazon gift code that I won from Donna Freedman at Surviving and Thriving!!!!!
Total $406.58 for our 2014 Christmas!
And I think that you are about caught up on my life. Are you tired cuz I am?
Looking for a new normal,
Sonya Ann

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fabulous Friday

This makes me want to paint my front door. How would Den respond? I think it would be fun. Or it might be one of those things that you repaint ASAP. We had mulberry paint that I thought would look awesome until it was on the wall. Then we repainted as soon as it dried.
It's just a door, right?
Thinking and planning,
Sonya Ann

Thursday, August 14, 2014

On The Road Again

Today is the day that I move DJ in at Ball State so I won't be here to chit-chat. You probably won't want to talk to me anyways, I'm not a good mover. I'll be hot and DJ and I will be fighting and lets not forget about the half million other people that will be there dragging all of their kid's crap in the dorm room. We will all be fighting for the few carts and the even fewer elevators(Is there such thing as elevator rage? Or cart rage? Move-in day rage?). Yeah, don't talk to me or make eye contact with me til I have had a few drinks and a nap. Oh wait, I still have to drive back to IL.
Not a happy mover,
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wicked Wednesday

No link today! Remember Dalten the little boy that I babysit for once in a while well this is what his mom posted on Facebook.
"Found a few ticks on Dalten so now he is yelling out the window to all the neighborhood kids..." Make sure you do a dick check!!!! My mom just found a couple of dicks on me and they are gross. Hey tony do you have any dicks on you cuz they are dangerous." It is too funny to correct!!"
I love that kid!!!!!!!
Doing a check,
Sonya Ann

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Well That Was Embarrassing

Is there ever a point where I should just keep my mouth shut? I talk to much and I way over-share with you. TMI is a light weight saying in my book. I'm 42, yes 42. I've gotten in enough trouble for 2 or 3 people and yet, I found something that made me blush.
I'm sending DJ off to college. And I'm sure that he is not going to be a saint while he is there. He might find that he has a wild streak. I don't know where he could get it from?
So I decided that I don't want to be a grandmother. Oh god, that stung a bit to even type it. Can you see where I am going with this one?
I went to my local CVS to buy condoms. Take a moment and let that sink in. So I learned a few things from this trip. First, there are a bunch of different condoms. And all of which, I know nothing about. And then I remembered who they were for and it made it HORRIBLY uncomfortable! So there I stand blushing and by myself with ten thousand different kinds of condoms. I snag a box after deciding that I don't care if they are ribbed or not and walk not to the front because they always have a ton of customers but to the pharmacy that is empty. What a sneaky plan I have come up with! Needless to say, every worker in the pharmacy now gets a call or has something pressing to do. And a line forms behind me. I keep telling myself, to let it go and I'm an adult and can buy these things. All the while, my face burns even brighter. Finally, I get someone to help me after the old lady behind me keeps clearing her throat. I'm not sure if that was because she had to wait or it was because she was trying to embarrass me. Probably not the latter. The lovely woman working there, that is just slightly older than I am, doesn't look at what I am buying and just asks whats my last name is and my prescription. Ummmmm no, just these, I say and nod towards the box. She looks at the box and then me. Her smirk was not well contained. I felt like saying they were for my son but that seemed perverted even in my mind. She dropped them in a plastic bag and I felt slightly better. But don't despair, even through the embarrassment, I managed to use my CVS bucks and a 25% off coupon. What can I say, I looked like a cheap slut.
I'm probably going to avoid the pharmacy for a while.
Crazy mom,
Sonya Ann

Monday, August 11, 2014

Scratch, Smashed, and Stinking Monday

This is a lovely scratch on Den's car. Cars get scratched all the time, I know this better than anyone. BUT we brought the car in to have the windshield replaced at our Kia dealer and the guy they hired from a windshield company broke his knife and scratched the car. Joy.
The Kia dealer painted it, the glass company wanted to see if we would just forget it. Ummmmm, no. It was to the metal.

Remember how Den and DJ broke their phones? Well they got new ones. DJ's new phone is still sitting on his dresser because he hasn't gone to Verizon yet. Den's NEW phone is broken, the button doesn't work. Den didn't do it, it was sent to us broken. Yes, of course it was. They are sending him another one.
If by chance you are sending a kid off to college, don't forget to air out the bed topper. They stink TERRIBLE! The paper insert that was with the topper said it was the "new foam topper smell" no I call that pure stink. Vinegar spray helps get rid of the smell faster. And when I rerolled it and put it back in the bag it came with, I shoved a few dryer sheets in there too. 
Santa has nice arms and everything else, I'm sure. I might look forward to Christmas more if I knew that I was getting one of these.
I got $3 from Pinecone. Yeah, I'm not that excited about the tally either.
So I have...................
$100.49     Google(blog writing)
$99            Pinecone research
$179.09     BP
$25            Amazon gift code that I won from Donna Freedman at Surviving and Thriving!!!!!
Total $403.58 for our 2014 Christmas!
I'm never going to make it. I think I should have had that much in April. Oh well, it will give me something to bitch about in November.
So I think you are caught up in my miserable world. Everything is in rush mode, I'm more of a turtle mode sort of gal.
Sonya Ann

Friday, August 8, 2014

Fabulous Friday

This little Fairy garden is from Jeremie. I just love these. Has anyone made any for their yard? Any pictures?
Magical friends,
Sonya Ann

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Painting the Town

This is an easy and quick way to clean box fans. A Paintbrush! No big reveal on that one. Actually, I use the paintbrush to clean blinds too. It doesn't work as well as taking it apart and soaking it in the tub but it works pretty well and super fast. So consider it more of a cheat. Also if you need to clean ceiling fans fast, slide the blade into a pillowcase, grab the blade and gently pull the case off. The dust will be nicely contained inside the pillowcase.
In one week, I will be moving DJ in to college and I'll be kid free. Seems strange that something that I looked forward to while I was having problems with them is now something that I'm not sure about. What if Den and I can't get along once we are alone? I mean the kids are a great distraction. And it doesn't help that DJ is acting like he is being released from prison either. Was it that bad here?
Dusty changes,
Sonya Ann