Monday, October 12, 2009

One Mystery Solved & a General Update

We couldn't figure out how the dog bones were disappearing so quickly. Turns out Tallie dog is able to use her paws to pry open the closet door when it is not latched. Then she uses her keen little nose to lift up the lid of the container where bones are stored. After that it is all over.

hmmm....this might explain the extra pounds she is carrying too. Must be that and not the scraps of food Husband feeds her. Can't be the food Bugaboo drops off his tray either because while Tallie eats just about everything, she draws the line at mushed up baby-food peas.

In other news, ..... Tomorrow I am out of work for part of the day to chaperone a field trip for Munchkin. Whose bright idea was it to put me in charge of a group of 5 and 6 year olds? I smell disaster! We are going to an apple orchard. We'll pick apples and pumpkins. It's been raining today so I foresee mud in my future.

Talked with my mother yesterday. Now there's a downer. After the typical whining on her part (getting old, gotta drive to see her parents, they're getting old, not sure how much longer they'll be around, they're sick, what if she gets sick, she has no sick days) and passive aggressive questioning on her part (oh is he still in your bed? oh is she giving you trouble with homework? oh is he still out of work?) we hung up. It is nice to see her passive aggressive bullshit for what it is. And to realize I don't have to play her games.

Husband had an interview today. It was arranged through a temp service. The interview went well but the company has a hiring freeze. Apparently this plant can hire temps but not full-time employees until the freeze is lifted (hopefully January). So it is a possibility that Husband could be hired, then laid off again in January. He decided not to take that risk, given he wouldn't be employed there long enough to get unemployment benefits if he were laid off again. The work at daycare is complete so he's at home now. With a rather large "honey do" list. He's going hunting this Saturday and I'm sure he'll be ready to get out of the house by then.

It's typical fall weather here. Turned the AC on Friday evening. Turned AC off Sunday morning and opened the windows. Woke up this morning freezing and debated turning on the heat. Drive to work with heat on. Drive to lunch with AC on. Drive home with windows open.

Bugaboo has separation anxiety issues. Munchkin didn't hit that stage until later. She was walking when she had her spell at around 18 months. Bugaboo just creeps - army crawls sort of. Daddy is fine, unless Mommy is around. Then only Mommy will do. Ninety percent of the time I love it. But there is that 10% when I just want to go to the bathroom in peace! Nothing really like a little snuggle bug who reaches his chubby arms out to you and then lays his head on your chest and sighs a big sigh of contentment. And holding him as he slept in church was sheer heaven.

I went to the gym on Friday. I'm sore today. I'm also up 1.4 pounds in 2 weeks. I think I need to couple working out with eating less. But Husband is doing the food shopping and keeps buying Breyers ice cream. No one can resist Breyers. Plus he thinks "diet" food is too expensive. So he tells me to just ignore the junk food. As if I could do that? Doesn't he know that I wouldn't be in this state if I had willpower.

And with that, I'm outta here. My day is done. Off to pick up Bugaboo and see if Husband got the dog-proof locks......I mean child-proof locks.......on the cabinets.

9 comments:

Ethereal Highway said...

Yes, I guess people have to 'child - proof' for dogs, too. I can just picture her sneaking. Too funny. (Don't you just hate that passive agressive stuff on the phone? Some things never change.)

Kahless said...

Tallie is one darn smart dog - I love it!

Mike Golch said...

and we sometimes maintain that they are just dumb animales.

beauty said...

When I went to Mass with my sister, there was a young man in the choir who the entire time he was up front had his sleeping son nestled on his chest. The baby looked to be about 8 months old. That was one of the sweetest things I've ever seen in my life.

Cheryl said...

"...while Tallie eats just about everything, she draws the line at mushed up baby-food peas." :) Who doesn't? (That made me laugh!!)

Also, I totally empathize with the work-out/diet stuff - two words: Zone Diet. Uses real food, but it's about balancing carbs, protein and fat. I was on it before, and then I fell off the wagon, so now I'm back to that (now that the bread-making phase is out of my system). BTW - yours is your DH; mine is a coworker/team-leader who asks me about "how it's going" every. day. Grrr.....

Hang in there, Enola.

Tracie said...

I can never ignore the junk food if it is in my house....I might make it through the day, but once it is night and the kiddo is asleep and the house is quiet and the tv is on...I go searching for a snack.

You have a super smart dog!!

April_optimist said...

Good luck to your husband on the job hunt.

I had to laugh about your dog. We once had a collie we put on a diet and he didn't seem hungry but he also didn't seem to be losing weight. We discovered that when he was sure we were out of sight he would open the food bin and help himself too!

jumpinginpuddles said...

ohh see now thats clever and as for apple orchards sounds awesome fun.

mssc54 said...

You just gotta admire and respect a dog who won't bother "master" to get up and get him a little snack.

Now if you can just train him to dake out the dirty diapers...

Hope the field trip went well and things are "mending" properly.