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I am a Mom to 2 amazing and fun daughters and wife to a great guy and a wonderful father!

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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Busy Week
It's Wednesday today and I still have not folded the kid's laundry from Monday. We have just been so busy with the nice weather. Lots of time outside which leaves little for me inside to do what I need to do and even less for the computer. Of course I'm loving the weather and so are the girls. But, even when I just brought them in from outside, I hear from Kayla - "Mommy, I NEED to go outside." At least it's better than her "I need to watch TV". :)

So it's been a lot of outside play, and errands. Not sure why the nice weather gets me wanting to do my errand. Probably b/c I don't have to fight with coats and heavy bulky shoes and clothes. Of course, Alysa is my miserable errand child. She despises the stroller and moans and groans and cries and twists the whole time. Kayla though is a dream. She's always been so portable, while Alysa...is not.

We've been to the park and in our yard. I took them to the library and yesterday we took a trip to Kohl's and to my delight they were having buy 1 get 1 free sales. Yay! I sent J that night to get a few things for himself. What did I do before Kohl's?

Of course, my week would not be complete without some aggravation. A couple months ago, Verizon bulldozing through our neighborhood putting in their fiber optics cables. When they did this, they cut our cable line. Of course that was fixed, but our cable has not been right since. And no, we never had cable problems b4 this. I just haven't had the energy to call them. So we then got a lid that sits on our lawn. Now, of course, being 2 1/2 Kayla loves all these boxes. Saturday she's walking on it and I notice it's loose. I go over and I can lift the entire lid OFF and it's 3 feet deep, full of water and big enough for BOTH my kids to fit in. I freaked. I called Verizon Sunday morning, early, and told them they had to come out that day. Oh, they did. They sent 2 guys out to look at it and tell me, "yes, it's broken". Gee, thanks. He said the lock is completely broken off and someone will be back tomorrow (Monday) to fix it. I said, you're sure? Yup. NOPE! Oh, someone was at my house. I saw the van pull away as I was leaving for Kohl's with the girls. No note, not contact whatsoever. I went over and it's "better", but I can still lift the lid almost all the way up. So I called AGAIN. this time I'm told that the notes said they need a whole new lid. How long with this take? They can't tell me. Ok - so let's just not care that it's a major safety risk to 2 Toddlers, not to mention any other kids that come through the neighborhood. I said I needed to know that it will be fixed by tomorrow (Tuesday). She can't tell me. She can only put in a request for a Foreman to call me, but that won't be until Tuesday. Now mind you, it's b4 4:00 - of course, I know these people don't work past noon, but come on! It's not like I was calling at 9pm. So I told her that if I didn't get a phone call back that night, my husband would latch it down himself. So that's what he had to do. He put 4 deck screws into. It's not permanent - the thing is only flimsy plastic anyway. But at least it's sealed. Of course, it's now Wednesday, end of day and I've heard nothing from them. Figures. You'd think they'd see "liability" and fix it asap. I have mentioned over and over that I have 2 small children - and everyone knows how fast they are, no matter how closely monitored they are. And please, my property is safe for them - I shouldn't have to have them on a leash in their own yard. So I'll be putting another call into them. And as much as I think they need to learn a lesson - I'm certainly not willing to sacrifice my children to teach it to them!

So that's been my week so far. And the IL's are home from Florida, so we will now be having them over for dinner tomorrow night which means I have to stop at the food store tonight to make sure we have enough for company. Food shopping in the rain - yay!

Did I mention the nice weather is taking away Kayla's naps? You saw my WW picture - today she stood at the window in her room saying how she "had to go outside". She has Daddy wrapped b/c I called at 2:00 and she was outside with him instead of still up in her room resting as she would be had I been home. ;) She's got it made with her Daddy.

posted at 3:28 PM  

At 5:16 PM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Whew! You do sound busy. Good luck with that rainy food shopping thing. Its raining here today and 46 degrees and yucky. No outside for us today.
Don't pay your Verizon bill and see how fast they get in touch with you. Yes ma'am, when they want their money they'll hound you to death, but when you need work done, the silence is deafening.

At 10:06 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

I would be livid at Verizon's lack of concern over the broken lid! You would think they would be more motivated to fix it especially with 2 small kids living there; I hope they do something about that soon!

At 3:18 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Hi I'm new to your blog but I'm really enjoying reading it. It's now Friday and I hope Verizon has come and fixed or at least called you back. That has to be very frustrating
for you, I wish you the best of luck with dealing with Verizon.


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