"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bullets and Random Shit

I feel like I should have some great big wonderful post about how fabulous it is to have my boys home and how much I missed them (and I did) but there is only so much you can say on that subject.

My brain is too fried to come up with much of anything else (I stayed up reading until 3 am).

The only thing that keeps going through my mind is "Holy shit, the summer is almost over." A really close second is "Holy shit, where did this year go?" I mean, seriously, this year is 2/3 of the way gone. I really, really don't know how that happened.

So, all I can come up with now are some stoopid bullets...

My oldest son's shoe size is now bigger than his age (at least until February). He is 12 and the next set of shoes I buy him will be size 13s.

I had someone ask me if Marty was going into high school. Damn, I am not ready for people to be thinking that.

Vic worked 52 hours in 4 days this week. His schedule has sucked recently.

Joey bought toys with his earnings...a clone trooper voice changer, a mask and sword set from GI Joe, 2 bionicles, a little lego set, and some mechanical pencils.

Marty bought video games...a used PS2, a memory card, an extra controller, a Sly Cooper video game, and a Dragonball Z game.

Gabe wanted in on the action so I got him a toy recorder which he calls his clarinet (because he wants to be like Marty).

Migraines suck. They suck badly. I wish I didn't get them...EVER.

I would gladly go back to having 10 in 4 months (versus the 4 or 5 a year I normally have) because the only time I had that happen was when I was pregnant.

I love my husband dearly and I love that he doesn't mind having my best friend around on a regular basis.

I love trivia and my hubby does too. If they ever had a husband/wife team Jeopardy game, Vic and I would kick so serious ass. Why is that important? Damned if I know.

See, I warned you this was random.

*edited to add that Vic just might have 8 more hours of overtime this week. We got woken up by a call at 4 am last night and one of his dispatchers told us his grandma just died and he had to leave. If Vic can't find someone to cover it, he works tomorrow.

**I think I vastly underestimated the number of books I am going to read this year. I estimated 70 books read and I just finished book #59.


battynurse said...

Talking about your sons shoe size and getting bigger reminds me of when I was a kid. My mom used to threaten that if my bra size got bigger than hers she'd kick me out. Good thing she was only kidding.
It is totally amazing that this year is over half over. Blows me away.
I'm glad I hardly ever get migraines any more although if it meant being pregnant I'd deal with them. Sorry about yours.

Nina said...

I once knew a woman who was suffering migraines like yours and saw a neurologist and everything. He put her on some seriously loopy meds that didn't help. She was really at a loss of what to do. She was approximately 46-7 at the time, and was desperate for some relief. I encouraged her to see my OB, because I knew if she didn't think she could help, she'd be able to refer my friend to someone that could. Come to find out, it was all caused by hormones. She had a hysterectomy, and has had no more problems. I realize that's not an option for now, but maybe in a few years it could be something to think about.

Aunt Becky said...

I've been having the same issues with the year. Seriously.

I think mine are PTSD related, though, which helps explain the gaps in time that I have no memory of.

God, that sounds depressing. More than I meant it to be.

Beautiful Mess said...

I have NO idea where this year and summer went, ether. I can't believe I'm going to do back to school shopping soon! Totally crazy!

Overtime is nice on a paycheck, but the time away from the family sucks. I hope he isn't TOO exhausted!

Go away headaches! And have a GREAT day!

Billy said...

I am SO waiting for this summer to be over and the new (school) year to begin..
And Marty must be a very tall guy, if you are asked about high school (and I bet probably also his shoe size would indicate so, but I have no idea in those measurements..).
Hope your migraines goes away.
Oh, and I love trivia too :-).

The Women's Colony said...

I just heard that if you fly Delta you can play bar trivia against the other passengers; that's sounds like the way to fly to me.--Jenn

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Neat randomness.

Congrats on your book reading, you're kicking ass! :)

ACK! I don't want summer to be over either...

Carrie27 said...

52 hours in 4 days?! That's crazy! Your poor husband must be exhausted. I like how your one son bought the mechanical pencils, too. Is someone getting excited for school to start?

Wishing 4 One said...

Loved the random! Man Vic is da man working so much, thats gotta be tough. I am with you where the hell did 2009 go?

MrsSpock said...

Vic's schedule seriously sucks. Oy.

Wow. I wish I could find the time to read so many books again!

becoming whole said...

My feet haven't grown since I was in the 6th grade. I wear size 10. Yeah. I mean, I'm tall, but, still...

I love your random posts, I really do.

You have my total empathy on the migraines. What do you take for them? Anything? I take im.itrex (generic)--usually works. I'm lucky in that stuff usually works on me, I just get the damn headaches all the freakin' time.

Meari said...

Is Marty in HS already? Thanks for bring up that the year is 2/3 over! Ack. I suffer from migraines, too... I agree, they suck.

Another Dreamer said...

I agree, where did the year go?

And also, yes... migraines suck! Sorry you've been having so many. I get at least one a week (have all my life, no known cause)

Your kids are getting so big, my how they grow.