Apr. 30th, 2013 10:17 am
jo_anne_storm: (IPS -- Grammar)
For all that I joke about being a Grammar Nazi, I do understand that mistakes happen and tend to ignore it when friends and family post something that's a little wonky.  And DH loves misusing sense, since, and cents just to bug me (he does get sense and since confused, but will play it up whenever he sends things to me, using as many combinations as possible just to get me to sigh).

This, though...

I think I would have to unfriend anyone who wrote like this:

dat is considewed an Emewgency....call da city. Dey shoulds fix it and chawge him. Or habs someone fix it, and take fwom went! Sowee not closew. We habs a contwator can needs wowk wight now and he would come immediately and fix it good!


And it has to be deliberate, right?  Some stupid affectation...  Oh, God...  Even worse.  It's a fucking PET account!  Why the hell do people have pet FB accounts?  So stupid.

In other news, last week sucked.  We managed to pick up a tummy virus and a cold in the same week.  Now that's talent.  We all spent the whole week miserable.  Youngest says he feels sick today.  That might just be because he does not want to do anything.

#3 had an audiologist appointment yesterday, just to check to make sure that nothing was wrong with his hearing.  That whole speech delay thing.  He does have a little extra pressure in his ears, but it's still in the normal range.  He heard all the sounds that he was supposed to.  Just like I've been saying, he just is not ready to talk.

He is saying more and more.  Like he says "got it" now, when he's reached something hard to get.  He's just not a chatter box.  He has big brothers and a mommy who respond to the point and grunt.

And my sister is silly.  She sews backwards.  For my crafty friends, you know when you sew on a machine, you put the bulk of the fabric to the left of the machine as you sew.  My sister puts it on the right, between the needle and the machine.  I think she can only do this because she has a machine designed for quilters.  My machine, the space there is barely big enough for my hand and the few times I do have to put fabric there, it's a disaster.

Eldest is good.  Growing his hair long and wearing a fedora.  Because he's silly that way. 

Both boys just earned their green belts in TKD and are very proud of this.  They're also taking an extra weapons class once a month and I'm going to order them their own bo staffs during the next class.  As well as sparring gear.  *winces*  That's going to be $500, between the two of them.  And that's with the TKD master shopping around to find the best deal.
jo_anne_storm: (BtVS -- Babble)
First of all: happy birthday websandwhiskers!  I hope you have a good day.

Secondly, holy crap the weather is insane!  Here in far far far west Texas we have snow!  SNOW!!!  And far far far west Texas does not have the equipment to deal with snow.  I doubt that El Paso even has a salt truck. 

So, let's see...  Maybe an inch yesterday morning (I did not measure).  That mostly melted by noon, but then we got another 1.5 inches and another dusting overnight.  People in like Michigan and Kansas and such are laughing their asses off at El Paso right now. 

The city SHOULD have shut down yesterday.  Ft Bliss, the Army base effectively did.  The local news reported that there were over 250 accidents yesterday.  And early this morning there were several roll over accidents.  The main road I take to go anywhere is closed from just east of me all the way west to the state line.

Yeah, I'm keeping my happy little butt home!

So, anyway, since I haven't done it in quite awhile: Pictures!
Pictures! )
jo_anne_storm: (BtVS -- Babble)
Lots of F words in here. )

OK.  I have ranted and babbled and dealt with some of my built up feelings.  Now I feel like I'm going to pass out. 


Nov. 17th, 2012 07:19 am
jo_anne_storm: (Mentalist)
Migraines suck donkey dicks.  Seriously.  It's not even all that bad right now.  I'm not curled up in the bed with a pillow over my head, which is a vast improvement over the one I had a few months ago.

Why is life so busy?  Why do I keep adding activities?  Or, better yet, why do my kids keep adding activities?

Monday is TKD and speech therapy.  Tuesday is gloriously free.  Wednesday is TKD.  Thursday is gloriously free.  Friday is speech therapy.  Saturday is TKD demo team practice.  Sunday is church and Sunday school.

I would like to sign the munchkin up for toddler gymnastics in a couple of months, but that's held on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Which means that I would be at the gym 5/7 days.  I would go batty.

I can't imagine how school kids and their parents do this.  I really can't.

I'm trying to make a plush Serenity for DH for Xmas.  Since we have to do his Xmas a month early...  I possibly should have started earlier.  If it gets done, it gets done.  If not, oh well.

And, yeah, I really have nothing else to say.

. . .

Oct. 9th, 2012 07:42 am
jo_anne_storm: (BtVS -- Babble)
Happy birthday, [personal profile] goddessvicky !

Um...  Do I have anything else to post about?

*shrug*  Babble it is!

Eldest and Youngest have a Taekwondo belt test on Saturday.  They're up for Orange.  Their master says that they have it.  So, yay.

This is actually going to be a busy week for me.  FRG meeting on Wednesday  Hail and Farewell on Friday (if I can find a freaking sitter!), and then the belt test on Saturday.  And I seriously have to clean the house.  No, like SERIOUSLY.

#3 is toddling along.  He still only says a couple of words, but his understanding is obvious.  And he loves learning and using sign language.  He knows Mommy, Papa, brother, cat, bird, bunny, ball, more, eat, drink, and hurt...  He doesn't always use them, but he does know them.  And he's using a fork and spoon.  If only I could get him to STAY in his highchair with them. 

Wow, Eldest and Youngest are so not awake yet.  #3 is, though!

DH is about to have 3 weeks off.  This might drive me batty.

jo_anne_storm: (BtVS -- Babble)
As in Security Clearance.  My husband's is due for an update.  So, he's filling out the paperwork right now.  And constantly texting me things to look up.  Like addresses from when he was deployed.  And my birth information, as well as my parents' birth information.  And his parents' birth information.  And Mom's address.  All stuff that I have or can find...  But still.

Me: Do they need to know my bra size as well?

DH: Yeah, by year, but I didn't have to look that up.


It would not have been so bad if #3 had not been actively fighting sleep by doing all the things he knows he's not supposed to do.
jo_anne_storm: (BtVS -- Babble)
I think it's in poor taste to rec your own story to a rec community. 

I'm so glad that I am not a pre-pubescent hormone bomb.  Though, how Eldest's Tae Kwon Do master dealt with the explosion of said bomb was wonderful.  He sat and talked to Eldest for a good 10 minutes after class (which ran 10 minutes over) until Eldest was once again his happy self.  Then the master came out and told me that I was a wonderful mom and was doing a great job.

This is soooo much better than the last time Eldest took a martial art, back at the ripe old age of 4.  He acted up a little and the teacher proceeded to make me feel like an awful mother because the 4 year old was not used to being in a class of 30 kids.  He started giving me parenting advice about using positive reinforcement.  This is the same teacher that made Eldest go from refusing to take his Gi off to screaming at the idea of attending class.

Yeah.  It was not a good fit for us. (I know other people who say that school is great and have had zero problems through multiple kids and multiple years.)

On another good note, today demonstrated to Eldest that sometimes you just need the emotional release of crying.  A little later he said "You know, I feel a lot better after crying."

I love him to pieces.

I'm also glad I'm not teething.  #3 is still happy, but more prone to crying for no apparent reason.  And where the top two teeth are trying to pop out looks bruised and swollen.  Poor boy.  Of course, the fact that he was too hot, hungry, and tired when we got home did not help at all.

In other news...  Is there other news?  *shrug*

Did I mention that my husband is in CA this week?  He's been away every other week since he started work here.  It makes life interesting, to say the least.

There was something else I wanted to chatter about.  But I forgot.  *sigh*  My brain is a sieve.

I should say something about Youngest.  I mentioned Eldest and #3.  Youngest is...  Bee bopping along.  He enjoys TKD as well. *shrug*  I'm not letting him get lost in the shuffle, I swear.  I just...  Have nothing to say about him right now.
jo_anne_storm: (BtVS -- Babble)
I don't normally watch the doctor talk shows.  Because the doctors annoy me.  But I was impressed with Dr. Oz starting out his spiel today saying that being healthy did not mean looking like Twiggy.  Yay. 

So...  I stepped on the scale today.  I don't normally, because it depresses me.  And for the first time in about 8 years, it read under 200 pounds.  *blinks*  I've lost approximately 15 pounds in a month.  How?  Good question.  Where?  Also a good question.

OK, I have made some lifestyle changes.  I'm trying to not sit my fat butt in front of the tv/computer so much.  And trying, with limited success, to do some sort of exercise every day, even if it's just some crunches.  We've switched back to whole wheat bread and pasta, for the most part.  And I'm trying to drink more liquids during the day.  Which is oddly hard.  I forget to drink and I? don't know why.

I should mention that we don't really eat unhealthy around here.  I mean, sure, we should add in more fruits and veggies, but there's really no junk food in my house.  The kids eat apples, pears, bananas, etc for snacks.  We easily go through 9 pounds of apples a week.  That's just the apples.  And they're not going to waste.  Youngest eats everything but the stem.  Eldest leaves a scrap of the core. 

So where did my lost 15 pounds come from?  No idea.  I don't look or feel like I have lost any weight.  Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled that I'm under 200 pounds again, but I really wish I could see the change. 

Of course, the 15 pounds could just be from the hair #3 has pulled from my head.  Today.

jo_anne_storm: (Lion King -- Cheesey Grin)
Was AWESOME!  Seriously!  Definitely worth the price of admission.  If I had been near an aisle, I would have been rolling in it from the laughter. 

I want two things now. 

This one is slightly spoilery... )

And second, a story that follows the events of the movie, only with Clint/Darcy dating.  Because...  Wow, that would be an awesome story.

Either one of these might eat my brain until I write it.  Though, I would have to watch the movie much more often to make sure I get details right.  No hardship there.  (Like Cap's ass shot the first time we see him.  Man can wear khaki pants!)

Oh!  *coff*  BTW, my hubby loves me and let me take the older two boys to watch The Avengers as part of my Mother's Day.  He stayed home with #3.  He's awesome!

And, yes, awesome is my word of the day.


Apr. 16th, 2012 11:46 am
jo_anne_storm: (SGA -- Nap Time)
I'm patiently waiting fort Volvo to call and tell me what is wrong with my car.  Patiently.  Really.  The battery is not holding a charge.  I am not thrilled.  Hopefully it's nothing too insane, but considering that it's been in the bay for about 4 hours now...  Of course, they might just be tracking down the leak in the evap system.  It's in the fuel neck fill hose thingy. 

Unpacking is still progressing.  We have most of it done, really.  But...  Some of this stuff, I just have no idea what to do with. 

*sigh*  I want my car back.  Not that I want or need to go anywhere, but being stuck sucks.

Let's see...  DH's computer died.  Apparently it's a failing of Windows Vista.  So, he was going to buy a new hard drive and Windows 7, but 7 was just as expensive as a whole new tower.  So, we bought a tower, only it was broken.  Some problem with Windows that customer support could not figure out, so we took it back.  And now DH is waiting for his new laptop to be delivered.  He was going to wait until closer to his next deployment before ordering it, but with the desktop down, it seemed silly not to.  We might see about getting a new tower later.  *shrug*

I should be emptying a box.  But #3 is asleep on the couch and I don't want to leave him downstairs alone.  And...  OK, I could call the older two down to sit with him...  But I really don't want to unpack right now.
jo_anne_storm: (Road Trip)
GA to TX )
jo_anne_storm: (Default)
Because I thought I should actually try it.

#3 is currently in his cage, cruising the edges and babbling happily away.  Yes, he cruises.  Slowly, but it's cruising.  And has two teeth coming up.  They've broken through, but are not actually up yet.

My Mom is up and using a walker.  Like #3, it's slow going.  Her right knee needs replacement surgery, but apparently they will not do it until she is more mobile.  Which I guess makes sense.  Focus on one type of PT first, and then go on to the next.

I think Sis's marriage might be in the process of imploding.  Again.  I could be wrong.  It's not like she does not bitch about her hubby all the time anyway.  Apparently he told her that he thinks she's going through a mid-life crisis and is selfish.  *blinks*  Because she got her hair cut and is going Friday to have her nails done and eat lunch with her BFF. 

*sigh*  Not that I can do anything about it.  I can't really even tell what is actually going on.  Sis always bitches about her hubby.  ALWAYS.  So...  I dunno.

Let's see, cats have an appointment tomorrow.  They've over due for shots.  #3 has one on Feb 2nd.  I still need to make one for my car.  Yes, I have a weird way of thinking about things.

My car needs it 50K check up.  I think Volvo actually does like 55K.  But it's telling me that it's time for that.  And I have a leak in the weather stripping.  Which makes for fun times, considering all the rain we've been having.  Not looking forward to the bill.

The plan to go out to Bliss right now is to make a 4-5 day trip out.  That's driving 5-7 hours each day, checking into a hotel, and exploring the local area a bit.  With DH and I both driving, but staying together (relatively).  Then he'll sign in and have 10 days of house hunting.  I need to look online again.  And do an actual search.  We're 45 days out (give or take).  Wow, moving again.  With a baby!  Yikes!!!
jo_anne_storm: (Baaaaa!!!!)
Comment to this post, and I will list five things I associate with you, They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your LJ (or just add a reply back to me). Other people (including me) can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

I got Luna, boys (as in your own), army, Tennessee, pictures from [livejournal.com profile] dream_mancer.
Words, Words, Words )
That was kinda fun, to see what words Laura associates with me.  Anyone else want to give me words?  Or want words?
jo_anne_storm: (Baaaaa!!!!)
Comment to this post, and I will list five things I associate with you, They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your LJ (or just add a reply back to me). Other people (including me) can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

I got Luna, boys (as in your own), army, Tennessee, pictures from [livejournal.com profile] dream_mancer.
Words, Words, Words )
That was kinda fun, to see what words Laura associates with me.  Anyone else want to give me words?  Or want words?


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