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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday: The Day for Mindless Activities and Some Photos

Here are two examples of how I spent a few mindless hours yesterday: I took Nico for his cat scan. His appointment was at noon. They said I had to be there a half hour early. That meant I had to pick him up from school at 11:15. I did and we were right on time. They checked us in and we waited for a half hour. Our appointment time came and went. At 12:15, I asked how much longer because I had to get Nico back to school (and get him something to eat). They said soon. They didn't get him in until 12:35. Why in the Hell did we have to be there a half hour early only to have them be 35 minutes late?? I stupidly thought it wouldn't take long and didn't bring a book or even a notebook. I sat there the entire time staring into space. Each time I would try and engage Nico in a conversation, he'd start whining about how long it was taking so I stopped doing that. His time in the cat scan machine? Three minutes.

My very good friend, Kathy, was at JoAnn Fabrics today and picked me up the supplies the kids needed for that art project I wrote about. I cannot tell you how much that helped me out. Two trips with Gia (one where we didn't even make it in the door) and it was not happening. That brings me to the second mind-numbing activity of the day. I had to cut a yard of fabric into 2x3 squares. I never had any aspirations to be a clothing designer or do any sort of crafting with fabrics and now I know why. I suck at it. The measuring and cutting over and over again. It took me forever to do one set and then just when I thought I could poke my eyes out with the Sharpie I was using to mark the fabric, I had to do it all over again for the other child! C'mon, L.C., you have twins so I know you feel my pain. I don't remember doing this for Nico when he was in 4th grade but in all fairness, it was one of the worst experiences of my life (loss of Rocco) so there isn't much beyond that experience that I remember. I asked him and he said the kids did the whole thing in class.Why oh why did they stop that practice? Wait...I know why. For the same reason I stopped Belle from helping me. She kept making the pieces too big or too small and I was afraid I'd have to go to JoAnn's to get more fabric. I'm sure there is a life lesson in there that I missed teaching her but just the thought of bringing Gia back there makes it okay in my mind. For the record, I don't care how adorable this fabric tree is...every time I look at it I am going to remember the two hours of my life I will never get back.

Some of the pictures that Jody took (this computer is the worst so I'll try and post more in my next post. It takes so long to upload just one):
Thank you again, Jody! The Christmas card is already made and on its way back to me! You were a dream to work with and if anyone is looking to get some pictures done, let me know and I'll pass on Jody's email! I think I'll post a picture a day so that everyone can see how good she is.

2 Comments:

At December 6, 2011 at 11:25 AM , Blogger Kendra Mareva said...

Those are some great pics! Gia's smile and twinkly eyes in the second one are priceless. :D

 
At December 6, 2011 at 1:22 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Thanks, Kendra. She has everyone fooled, that one. I can't wait until you see the other pictures. She was such a ham.

 

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