Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Calgon Take Me Away

Well where do I start...it's Tuesday. Ugh...it's Tuesday. It all started off a good day. Got school done in a good amount of time, got dressed, headed to the commissary, came home, had lunch, forgot we had a WIC apt so got there about 10 minutes late, but all was good there. Left there and went and signed the boys up for Basketball, then headed over and dropped Jacob off at SAS (School Age Services so he could hang out and play), came home made brownies for a new mom, then it happened. My oh so wonderful husband who obviously thinks I'm an idiot left paint in the boys playroom. Now he painted that room early in my pregnancy earlier this year...a very beautiful green. This paint is NOT high quality trust me...it's junk, but the Military gives it to us for free to painte the rooms so beggers can't be choosers you could say. So...does the genius take the left over paint and put it up...oh no he leaves it IN the playroom. I told him time and time again to take it out of there, but of course Chad doesn't. So today Jack spills it all over their carpet. I was fuming. I was mostly angry with Chad for being so ignorant to leave it up here (which of course after this amount of time I'd forgotten about!) and upset with Jack for messing with it. He came out and said the bucket had a crack in it...yeah if you call the lid coming off a crack! A HUGE pile/puddle of it. So I started cleaning that mess up, all the while calling Chad on his cell to thank him for being so well...him!





I called my friend Bobbie who has a steam cleaner after I got the majority of it cleaned up to see if I could use it to get the rest of it up. She went and got Jacob from SAS for me, and then we all met at the park. From the park we went to her place and she gave me her steam cleaner to use. I used it after we had dinner, it picked up most of it from what I can tell. I just used plain hot water, and tomorrow I'll try it with some solution in it, I think/hope it'll get the rest of it. I'm just flabbergasted at all of it. Of course these things ONLY happen when Chad's gone. IF I didn't mention it...he's at school this week a little over an hour away.






Sometimes let me tell you being an Army wife is simply no fun and sometimes neither is being a mom. I just feel spent right now.




Chad's mom is having some heart issue's and actually had surgery last week and did anyone call us? Nope! I got an email from her last night asking to have Chad call her. Of course he can't since all he has is the cell phone, so I called and talked to my FIL who after having to drag it out of him, tells me they did the ballon and tried to but a stent in, but it wouldn't work, and that one artery is still clogged. I'm just furious at them for pulling this junk. I've told my mil to get an international calling card so if they need to call she can and it won't cost an arm and a leg (we are getting vonage and we obviously need to get it ASAP), but someone could have called us and we could have called right back so it'd have been only a 1 minute charge for them. I'm just bewildered, because they'd be absolutely furious if we didn't tell them of something serious like this. I'm not a huge fan of my inlaws, but come on now. Chad IS home right now and the kids are all here and we're civil with each other. I can hold a decent conversation with them. I just don't get it at all. At all. My mil has other health issue's, a lung disease that's incurable..unless they got a different dx, but of course she still lets her husband smoke (chain smoker to the max at that) around her, and she's always had asthma too...the only cure for her lung disease is a lung transplant, but with her living with a heavy smoker I don't think she'd even qualify for the transplant list. Chad's beyond disgusted with that particular one.

Well...as you can see I'm back! Missed me huh? Drama...too much drama I tell you.

Ok...I've got to get!

God Bless


fairylaura said...

Of COURSE it would happen when he's away. That is the story of Army Wives lives. It wouldn't be the norm if it didn't happen that way.
I'm SO sorry you had to clean up the mess alone. I'd be fuming too!

SOrry to hear about his Mom, too. I cannot express enough how much I HATE smoking... cigarrets. Ugh.

I hope your tomorrow is better than today! ((HUGS))

deshelestraci said...

That IS a lot of drama.  I'll say a prayer or two.

mikalsgrl said...

oh wow Christy!! what a day!!

I am sooooooo sorry that Chad selectively "forgot" to put the paint up and away-that sounds like something Todd does. I am glad you were able to get most of it up and hope it all comes up tomorrow.

I am truly sorry about you guys not being contacted about Chad's mom's health- same thing has happened with us with Todd's mom and we all live in the states.

Sending his mom MANY prayers!

Please have a great day tomorrow!!!

sangrialel said...

It doesn't matter how much drama you have going on, I still love having you here!  I missed your enteries while you were gone.  Linda

janid731 said...

So sorry about that stress...I've been warned there would be days like this!   :)   Praise God because without our blessings we wouldn't have these frustrations!  (At least that is what I keep telling myself! lol)

Sorry to hear about your MIL.  Will be praying for her and your family as well.

God Bless


jckfrstross said...

oh my i remember those days when my 2 kids were about jacks age maybe a little older they got into dads model paints enamel and decided to paint the bathroom and each other while i was napping i worked the night shift LOL i can laugh now but not then alls i could do was cry. have a good hump day


cvgflydis said...

Glad you're back!

Hope the MIL gets better! Keeping you guys in my thoughts!

mumma4evr said...

there is a rule all kids learn, probably in the womb, that when Dad is away...make a mess or cause some sort of chaos....
Ernie works nights and it is only when he is not here that things happen!

ktkamanski said...

It never fails and it's always after we have made mention of the problem umpteen times. Sorry your happy day turned sour. Hoping your days become brighter. Take care and may God bless you and yours always,

bhbner2him said...

Motherhood is the hardest job on earth.  It will wear you down, run you ragged.  But the rewards can be staggering!!  Glad the kids are well, even if messy.  ;o)  -  Barbara

hbound4 said...

Glad you are back drama and all.....think they call it life?! Your days are very busy with all 3 children and the hubby away hang in there this to shall pass. Before you know it they will be grown and you will wonder where your babies went. My mom use to say this to me when my girls were acting up and you know what she was right. Your post about places to vist has me wanting to go on a vacation. Take advantage of all those places you can visit while in the service.

chevyz71gurl74 said...

What a mess...i feel for you...why is it men have selective hearing and only hear and do what they want...UGH!  I know my hubby does....at times!  Keeping Chads mom in my thoughts and prayers....hope they get an intern. calling card soon.....I cannot stand cigerettes and smoking....ackkk the smell is just awful, and most don't realize it until they quit...not to mention what it does to their bodies and those around them...we've talked about this before ...lol