Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Move along, Nothing to see here.

Except for some pictures:

She's still pretty boring, but cute.  If you are in to stickin' out monkey ears.

It appears to be a case of naughty toddler, but then you realize that gramma is holding the baby for the toddler and likely encouraging the behavior. 

She looks a lot like her daddy I think, tho people tell me she looks like me too sometimes.  Maybe she's one of those good 50/50 mixes.  Too bad she didn't get my ears.

We went to Walmart to get portraits done, because it's 8 bucks for a package.  I made an appointment for first in the morning, 10 am, so that the girls would be happy, awake, and fed.  The photographer was 45 minutes late.  A lot can happen in a little girl/baby hour.  Violet was tired and fussy and Sadie was bored and not very cooperative.  This is the best pic of the two of them we got.  It's got character anyway.


We couldn't get her to fold her hands in front of her, so I asked her to hide a bottle of nail polish I was bribing her with under her hands.  While taking the photos I slipped the polish in my pants and eneded up finding it later at home still in my pocket.  I shoplifted from Walmart!! 

OK, I paid extra for this one.  I don't usually.

We are going to a viewing tomorrow.  Sarah was killed by her husband at the bar where Mark sang karaoke on Wednesdays. I have been thinking about her a lot since I heard the news.  It was a brutal way to die and she suffered.  She has a daughter and I just can't get the image of her laying there alone next to the dumpster thinking about her child as the life ran out of her.  It hurts my heart to think about.  It also makes me appreciate the relationship I am in.  I honestly don't think Mark is capable of striking me even if I was hitting him with everything I had.  I don't understand why some women stay with men that abuse them, but I hope this incident will help at least one woman realize that they should get out and get help before it's too late.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Latest Pics

We FINALLY replaced some old crappy furniture with some new much less crappy furniture.  I have been looking for a good deal on a set I liked for years.  The furniture is too big for my living room, as you can see, but dammit - I have 5 people living in my house and am happy that we can all share a room comfortably now.

As you can see Violet is also pleased with the purchase.  This fabric is much softer than the burlap we used to lay her on.

Here is Violet at work.  She joins me 3 days a week in the afternoons.  I don't get any work done and just pray the bosses don't call or come in while she's there.

I don't take pics of Violet as often as I did with Sadie, and I don't take pics of Sadie nearly as much as Violet.  There's too much LIFE going on with 2 kids.  Sadie is in big girl panties now.  I should have taken pics of the shit explosion that happened Saturday between the 2 girls.  When Mark was out.  Vi had it coming out of the top of her neck, and Sadie had it in a floor potty, the toilet, and of course needed her but wiped.  Good times!

Sadie calls Mark Daddy now almost all of the time.  It was a transition that I considered, but it's still odd to me.  I mean it's great, but I never expected Sadie to have a daddy.  I find it very endearing, and a little frightening. 

And here is the man I love, taking out the garbage.  In his bathrobe.  Wearing some (sun?) "glasses".  He has no sense of embarrassment, which is cool... but I DO!!