Saturday, February 28, 2009

This week, in review.

Sunday- Dropped Lucy off at the airport. Looked kind of like this, only with sad faces:

Monday- Woke up, went downstairs, remembered that Lucy was gone, and got a little bit sad all over again. Bucked up quickly though, and went on about my day.

Tuesday- Found out that not only are my parents leaving the area (They are currently about 5 min. down the road from us), they're going to Pennsylvania, and want us to go with them. This is NOT happenening. If they want to go, I'm thrilled for them. I however, will NOT be joining them.

Wednesday- Made said parents a Very Yummy Dinner and worked up four different invitation options for the planning event Thursday night for my grandmother's surprise 75th birthday party. It felt good to actually put some of the thousands of dollars worth of scrapbook/card making supplies to use.

Thursday- I should have just stayed in bed. From the moment I got up, everyone and everything was wrong. I had a very strong urge to punch a stock boy at the grocery store, because he was in my way, and wouldn't move. I didn't punch him. I feel like there's some measure of growth there, since I controlled the urge. I got angry with Jake for not going to bed when he was supposed to, thus messing up my routine/plans for the day. He reminded me that it was Thursday, and therefore his day off. I cried. It didn't get any better after that.

Friday- I had to set my alarm to wake up early, because we had to help a friend move. So, I didn't sleep on Thursday, because I knew my alarm was set for the morning. The kids were easy to feed, dress, and get to my mother's for babysitting while we helped with the move. We got there, and got started. I knew it would be hectic, so I took an anxiety pill before I got out of the car. All was fine, until we got to the new place, and there were FIVE men there that I'd never met. That made 11 people standing around in the cold, in a Very Small Apartment, while the people moving in tried to get their heads out of their butts and decide what was going where. I don't do well with new people (when they're sprung on me). I don't do well with small spaces. I don't do well with chaos. I wasn't doing well. Jake kept touching me, which was just making it worse. When I start to have an episode, I need space. I need to be left to myself. I need to not be touched. He kept touching me, because there were men around who hadn't met me, and he needed to "claim his territory", I suppose. If it had all been people I know well, I could have said "I need a break." or "I need to walk away." or "I need to go home." But they weren't, and I couldn't. We skipped breakfast because of how early we were starting. We worked through lunch. By the time we were done, it was too late to eat lunch, because we were going to Jake's parent's for dinner. We went home, and I jumped into the shower quickly to get the grime of moving off of me. Jake jumped in too, proceeding to scare the bejezus out of me. To the point that I screamed, and fell. :( Which, of course, caused me to cry. Then, I went to my mom's to get the girls, and found out that one had drawn all over my mother's brand new sofa, and the other had used a sharpie on the dry erase board. Ugh. We went to his parent's house, where he proceeded to ignore me. Then, during dinner, he opened a brand new bottle of soda, and dropped it, spilling it all. over. my. clothes. I had to wear my mother-in-law's clothes home. She's three sizes bigger than I am. Then we got home, put the girls to bed, and he fell asleep. :( I spent the next hour and a half crying because my mother wasn't answering her phone and I wanted to talk to her.

Saturday (today)- went to Target to buy Maddy a belt. It came in a two pack, and she informed me that the pink one was ugly. The girls watched with fascination while I did my hair, which was sort of cute. The girls and I went with my parents to visit my brother at school, so that they could explain to him in more detail what the move would mean for him. We went to Chuck E Cheese's. I HATE, with the passion of a thousand firey hells, Chuck E. Cheese's. I left there with a migraine. From there, we went to Joann's where I found cute kid colored sock yarn to make socks for the girls, and some pretty cotton/corn yarn to make faceclothes out of. Then to TGIFriday for lunch. First thing after we sat down? Laura knocked a pepper shaker onto the floor, shattering it. Then, she insisted on using the bathroom three times, even though she NEVER wants to go to the restroom in public. I finally got to eat half of my food after it was cold. I say half, because the girls didn't want to order anything, because they'd gotten pizza at "The Devil's Playground" and said they were full. Yet, when MY food came, they magically wanted what I had, and proceeded to put their hands all over my food and plate. I salvaged what they hadn't touched. Now don't get me wrong. I have no problem sharing food. But do NOT touch my plate, and do NOT touch my food. Ask, and I will gladly give you some on a seperate plate. But if it gets touched? No. I will no longer eat it. Is this stupid? Probably. Doesn't mean it changes it at all.

So where does this leave me? This leaves me with all the signs of a downward spiral. This will end one of two ways: 24 complete hours of solitude without anyone or anything messing with me, so that I can reset myself; or hospitalization. It's a sad truth, but it's mine.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The 6th Picture

Here is what you do:
1. Go to your pictures on your computer
2. Open the 6th folder
3. Choose the 6th picture
4. Show the picture on your blog and write something about it.
5. Invite 6 new people to this challenge.
6. Link to them and let them know they have been tagged.

This is Laura, checking out her new toy pizza this past Christmas. She's still in her p.j.s. My mom is in the background. The pizza has velcro on the top of the "cheese" and on the bottom of the toppings. This was just about the only toy she wanted to play with all day. Also in the photo were a pair of her new p.j.s, which she also carried around the whole day.

Tagging Fiera Firenze (, Fleur (, Olive (, Quinn (, Olivia Gaunt ( and Helena Lovegood (

Quidditch, Round 1

1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?
a. The start of the new school year
b. The Dursleys kicking him out
c. Voldemort’s escape from Azkaban
d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?
a. Mundungus
b. Snape
c. Yaxley
d. Shacklebolt

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?
a. Mad-Eye Moody
b. Nymp0hadora Tonks
c. Hagrid
d. George Weasley

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?
a. Kingley Shaclebolt
b. Minerva McGonalgall
c. Arthur Weasley
d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?
a. A lynx
b. An otter
c. A doe
d. A stag

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?
a. The Leaky Cauldron
b. Sirius Black’s house
c. The Dursley’s house
d. Ron’s Auntie Muriel’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?
a. By giving him clothes and his freedom
b. They didn’t win him over!
c. By giving him something to eat
d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?
a. Severus Snape
b. Lucius Malfoy
c. Lord Voldemort
d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
a. Moody’s magical eye
b. Nymphadora’s purple hair
c. Hedwig’s head
d. George Weasley’s ear

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?
a. To Godric’s Hollow
b. To the Forbidden Forest
c. Back to the Burrow
d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Picture Scavenger Hunt
The pictures must be posted on your blog or at least linked to from your blog. Make sure that the links work or you will not get credit.

Mad-Eye Moody
Nymphadora Tonks
George Weasley
The Dursley's House

Saturday, February 14, 2009

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ravenclaw Assignment #1

1- What form does your Patronus take? What does it symbolize for you?
My patronus is a penguin. Because like penguins, I fear very little (probably far less than is intelligent for self-preservation), and am a very social animal (just ask anyone who knows me!)
2- Did you bring a cat, an owl, a toad, or other pet with you? What is their name?
I brought my owl, Langdon. I think I would wither up if I didn't have a way to keep in touch with everyone!
3- What is your favorite class here at Hogwarts?
I'm a COMPLETE geek, and my favorite class is History of Magic.
4- What is worth sneaking out of the castle for, even if you got caught?
A mid-night rondezvous!
5- What has made you laugh so hard that you've had butterbeer come out your nose?
Pretty much anything Fleur Sweeting says to me.
6- What yarn do you covet? Link please...
Look at all the pretties...
7- What is your favorite flavor... the one thing you could simply not live without? Is brand important?
I am madly in love with Jelly Belly jelly beans. It's a long standing love affair, in that these are the ONLY jelly beans I will eat. I always feel so special when I get one of the pretty white boxes with all the flavors seperated out... I know... I'm pathetic. LOL
8- How many HSKS terms have you participated in?
This is number 3.
9- Do you have a birthday, anniversary or other big Muggle event during this year at Hogwarts? If yes, please tell us what.
Does Mother's Day count? Also, not a holiday, but Fleur Sweeting is coming to stay at my house for a long weekend, in 8 days! Like I said...not a holiday, but it should be! ;)
10- You in 5 words.
Silly, responsible, clean-freak, shopaholic, crafty.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Vampy Valentine's Swap

First of all, let me just say... A MILLION thanks to Erika, aka "thechickwithstix" for an absolutely incredible swap package. I've been a little sad the past couple days, and that is officially ALL gone. My husband did NOT get my excitement when I was jumping up and down in the kitchen, hugging the yarn that you'll see further down in this post, and squealing like a teenage girl who just got asked to prom. Let the photos commence!

Everything: The yarn was still a mystery at this point, but you can see my patterns (Mingus, lissajous, La Digitessa, and Spina de Pesce), my truffles (I swear, I don't have a problem!), Oreos (yummy... I've already torn into THOSE!), Alice Cullen lip balm, and soap which I hadn't yet looked closely at either.See how pretty it was packaged? Even red and black ribbon! :) PAM! I got PAM yarn! (cue the jumping, squealing, and yarn hugging)The soap I hadn't looked closely at yet? ERIC soap! Swoon... (cue another round of squealing and jumping)
Erika, everything is PERFECT! I know you were anxious about it, but it's all great. It's really perfect for me! :) Thank you SO much!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

This is getting rediculous.

Lucy will be here in 14 days, 6 and a half hours. People are starting to get tired of being around me. It's all I talk about. I'm getting jittery, like I'm going through withdrawals. This is getting absurd. LOL What if I just go to sleep, and wake up in two weeks? Is that okay? ;)

In other news, I'm going to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods tomorrow. Yay! Food Mecca!