"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

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Aaaaah, bliss...random bliss!

My internet is back up and running! I was without an internet connection over half the day. Oh, the horrors! I'm still not sure what exactly happened but the wonderful man at the Indian branch of Earthlink technical support got my 'puter up and running. I got so excited when it finally said something other than "Internet Explorer can not open this page" that the guy thought he had to remind me I wasn't online yet. He started laughing when I said that I knew but I was just so glad it was doing something different. I was tickled when he said he had been having a bad day up until he helped me.

Cub Scout popcorn sales are done for this year...wooohooo! And, Joey did an awesome job. Despite our sales time being interrupted with the chaos of Marty lately (I know, not his fault, but still chaos), Joey still sold over $700. That put him into the realm of the really cool prizes. He picked out a bow and arrow set. Yes, a real bow and arrow.

My sis had a brilliant idea. I was looking over all the multitude of homeschooling curricula and just couldn't figure out which way to go. My sis (who has homeschooled her girls) suggested that we just buy copies of the text books the school is using right now and continue homeschooling with them. Since this is a sudden change and we need to get up and running quickly, that is the way we are going to go.

My brilliant hubby got the kids' computer back up and running. Another case of I don't know what the hell happened but it is working now. Actually, it probably was a case of a ridiculous number of cookies and other crap on the 'puter.

I was looking at the wall that I have the kids growth marked on and Marty has grown 8 inches in 11 months. Well, fuck me, it's no damn wonder he was having muscle spasms because the muscles couldn't keep up with the bone growth.

I got Gabe's winter clothes out and realized they may not last him through the whole winter. Gabe had been in 3T shorts and larger shirts all summer. As long as they were the long shorts, they worked better than the 4T shorts because the waists on the 3Ts fit him better. The first cold day we had last week, I pulled out a pair of 4T pants and a size 6 sweat shirt. While I had to cuff the sleeves, the rest of the sweat shirt fit him wonderfully and the 4T pants were only just long enough. Damn, if that kid grows too much more, he will be in 5s before the winter is out. All my boys are going to tower over me.

And, finally, happy ICLW! I'm going to do my best to hit Iron Commenter again but Joey and I are going camping this weekend. That is going to steal time away from the serious blog habit I've developed. And, sadly, I still live in a cell phone free world which mens no remote blogging or commenting.


April said...

I understand about the child towering over you. My step-daughter is 3" shorter than me at age 10 and is still in the growth spurt. We just skipped over size 12 and moved straight to 14. Sadly, everything put away from last year was size 12 while we waited for her to grow into them.

Happy ICLW!

Sheliza said...

I would not be able to live without my internet for even an hour (sad I know) Glad popcorn sales were good! $700 is a lot!! Marty grew that much? Damn Kristin you will be like me where your kids outgrow you before they are teens. I was so blessed to receive a HUGE box of gently used clothes from my cousin and the sizes were perfect. I won't have to buy much this winter. If you have Ross or Marshalls in your area they sell very good quality boys' winter stuff really cheap ;-)

Quiet Dreams said...

Cell phone-free world, huh? Radical...

I live in a landline free world, other than at work, and even there I rely mostly on my work-cell.

Another Dreamer said...

Wow, 8 inches in 11 months!!! Holy growth-spurt Batman!

Glad your internet is back up :)
Go Joey with the excellent sales, that is great.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Have fun camping! I know what it's like to go off the grid for a little while. While I was on vacation I didn't have internet access and thought I would go nuts!

Rebecca said...

Sounds like it's been crazy for you! Hope you have a great time camping!

Happy ICLW

KimboSue said...

I feel ya on the clothes thing. A friend of mine gave us all of their son's clothes NB - 9 months. Miles is barely 6 months and quickly running out. UGH I am going to have break the bank to clothe him this winter.*
*Winter in Texas, probably not the same as your winter.

Wishing 4 One said...

Happy ICLW! I have always wanted to do Iron, but haven't , maybe this time...naw too much shit going on. Yeah for Joey!!!! And yeah for Gabe growing man!

Beautiful Mess said...

I'm glad you got your computer up and running again! I got all panicky just thinking about not having the Internetz...*EEK*

I read your post bellow and it made me so sad that those kids are being so mean. I'm so sorry! I'm sure homeschooling him will go great! You will do a fine job! It's not like there isn't anything you can do, anyway! You're pretty ALL kinds of amazing!

Have a great weekend!

battynurse said...

Glad everything is back up and running again. Funny how we made it years without computers but now can't manage hours.

Flying Monkeys said...

That's a huge popcorn sale! We did about half of that. Nice!
That's a huge growth spurt!
We need to buy some winter clothes too. My kids aren't the only ones who have grown this year, I did too. Bah!