The ice maker in our fridge is on the fritz…again. The tubing behind the fridge sprouted a leak not once, but twice, so hubby had to replace it. Twice. It worked fine for a while, but now seems to want to send excessive amounts of water through the ice maker part and cover the contents of the freezer with rivulets and mounds of frozen water. I mentioned it to hubby about a month or so ago and turned off the ice maker. Apparently he turned it back on a couple of days ago, as I got to spend an inordinate amount of time chipping ice rivulets and mounds of ice off the freezer items yesterday. I think it’s time for a good nag session. 😉
Rolex (the Sheltie puppy) has had to be introduced to the invisible fence collar this week. We were hoping to stall that mode for a while, since he’s still so young and he was being really good about staying in the boundaries of the yard hanging out with Travis and Elvis who both have collars. But we weren’t expecting the neighbor dog to lure him into his yard. Several times. And yes, it’s the same troublesome Pit Bull that drives me nuts by being in our yard… All. The. Time.
Not only do I not need him leaving piles of his nasty half-runny poop in our yard, but I don’t want him talking Rolex into coming over to his house for a midday snack. With Rolex as the potential snack. I’ve been nice – the pellet gun hubby bought I’ve used on the Pit Bull, but not actually aimed at him, just near him to scare him off. I think next time I’m going to get me a bullseye. I’m just sayin’.
Mother Nature blessed us with some awesome weather this week – so I finally got out and yanked all the weeds from the flower bed they’d overrun. I had been leaving them there in case the voles living under there decided they’d pay for their keep by eating them for me, but no suck luck. Now that particular flower bed looks awfully barren, but I figure I won’t plant anything there again until next Spring and hopefully by then the voles will have packed up their little suitcases and relocated their families to a better land of opportunity. You know, like the neighbors with the Pit Bull. That’d work.
Sadly Princess Nagger says every day that she hates school. Way different than last year when she had a fun teacher for kindergarten – she loved school last year, and it showed. This year, every morning is a major challenge to get her ready for the bus and to get her on the bus. The bus driver is a sweetheart, she almost didn’t pull away one day because Princess Nagger was crying. Me, being the mean mom that I am, said she’d be alright, go ahead and go.
The teacher called the other night – and prefaced the conversation with “This is a courtesy call…” like she was a computer or robot. She was at best cold and stilted on the phone, sounding like she was reading from a script to “See how Princess Nagger is when she gets home from school – is she liking school, not liking school?” So I told her that PN tells me every day that she hates school. She seemed to be a bit taken aback, but only as much as an ice cube is when they’re dropped in a glass of fizzy soda. She bobbed around a bit in an attempt to explain to me that the first three weeks will be not as fun as the rest of the year.
Excuse me? I remember when school was the best fun at the very beginning of the year – the teachers always made it fun so you would be hooked for the rest of the year. And of course the end of school was always fun, too, because you were ‘winding down’ from all that intense learning. So why would first grade be ‘not very fun’ for the first three weeks? I’m still not sure what to think of her.
I did mention that I got my Criminal Background Check clearance and was waiting for the Child Abuse Background Check paperwork to come back so I could sign up to be a volunteer. Yes, they make you go through all those hoops just to volunteer, but at least it gives the parents peace of mind that the people on the school grounds are, for the most part, legitimate. She told me to send a note with PN when I have my ‘clearances’ and visitor’s badge and she’ll ‘write me in’ on days that are convenient for me. I’ll keep you posted.
My update for Fitness Friday this week is a good one – I was able to rock the Wii EA Sports Active Tuesday through Thursday and have plans to tackle it later this morning. I ignored the Wii Fit for another week – the EA Sports was enough for my tired self. But being able to ‘focus’ on an actual workout with Princess Nagger in school has been great, and I was able to bid adieu to another 3 lbs this week, even though I was a bad girl with some of my eating habits. While I’m not seeing a significant difference myself, my clothing is starting to get baggy on me, so that makes me happy.
Princess Nagger Conversation of the Week:
Princess Nagger: “We need to get some PEZ!”
Me: “We do? Why?”
PN: “Hello!! I have a PEZ dispenser, you know! But it’s empty. Do they make refills?”
Me: “Of course they do, Silly Goose! What else would you dispense from a PEZ dispenser?”
PN: “I’m finding all kinds of cool things in my room. Some things I forgot all about!”
Me: “It’s like finding buried treasure, isn’t it?”
PN: “Oh, much better than buried treasure – it’s not all dirty from being buried!”
Princess Nagger Attitude of the Week:
Me: “Dispense with the attitude!”
PN: “My dispenser is broken and I’m never getting another one. If I do, I’ll sell it on eBay!”
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