Category: Rants

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Noises of Utter Frustration

The saga to score an Ohio driver’s license will never end, apparently. I am so frustrated! I am a reasonably intelligent person, but this is way too hard. Somewhere in the midst of moving 3x in three years my social security card disappeared. To get a new one I needed to go to the SS office with all the kids in tow because Kentucky does not participate in the online ordering program for some unknown reason. Instead of going to the...

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The Wildflowers.

To the older man at Inniswood Metro Park tonight–   This evening you saw us playing with our four children in the algae filled pond and in the woods at the back of the park. I know because I noticed you before you saw us. You were there alone, walking on the path with your hands held behind your back and I briefly wondered about you. My grandfather loved to walk too. It was something we did together often, walking several...

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TMI: It’s back yet again? Say it ain’t so.

I’m not sure what’s happening. Remember how I had giardia last year around Christmas? And it got much better after the second medication I took? Then the symptoms came back again in April of this year. I took another round of the medication and the symptoms went away. Well over the past month the symptoms have returned. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Am I cursed? I know it’s the same thing because the symptoms are very specific and gross. Super weird and...

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Another Kitchen Update, With Pictures.

I took a few new pictures of the kitchen this morning. It’s glorious. Behold! (Sorry, too lazy to retake it due to blur. Henry was grabbing my legs.) None of those things in the floor are mine, that’s all contractor junk. I just love that we have to step around nails, saws, nail gun, etc. Very safe for babies and children. Let’s move on to the exquisite drywall work. Now keep in mind they tore down the walls completely and rebuilt...

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Kitchenless: Day 84.

Well, day 84 has brought us to a minor amount of progress. Somehow they have managed to put up drywall, mud the drywall, put in the sink (which has hot water only at the moment, but water none the less), and install cabinets. However the cabinets they chose don’t match exactly. They’re used. They are pretty similar at least. Here’s my favorite part: The threw away the old water damaged cabinets and replaced them with less water damaged cabinets. I’m not...

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It’s Baaa-aack…

On the 15th I had that weird sticky poop that was a telltale sign of giardia. I thought maybe it was random, unrelated. I hadn’t had that sticky poop and that specific pain since taking the medication right after Christmas. Months ago! It wasn’t too awful and after a couple of days it went away, so I thought maybe it was from eating too much Easter candy and not actually from giardia. Fast forward ten days. That pain. THAT PAIN! Then...

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Biting Nails.

Today is the day we’re supposed to hear about our offer on that house in Columbus. While we loved the house, the sellers and/or their agent are crazy making! We gave them a great offer with a conventional loan. We offered their asking price! First they said they want to collect other offers for three days. As if they will get a whole bunch of offers over their asking price. (Maybe, but I would guess unlikely…) Our offer letter stated we...

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FTZ Violator!

Yesterday Tyler had to work late unexpectedly. He called me and asked if I would bring him and his partner some food. They had to re-do a project board for upper management. That sounds like fun… The Toyota factory is huge. I mean really, really huge. It’s like a self sufficient compound. They have a day care, a large gym, a pharmacy, a general store, gardens that grow produce for the cafeteria, and a train station. They even compost all compostable...

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*Insert Emoticon Here*

I feel so frazzled. Tyler has been working so much that he might as well still be in Japan. I know it sucks for him, of course. I’m not denying that. He’s been working 7 days a week. This week he’s working from 5:00 in the morning until 7 or 8 at night. They are setting up the new Lexus line at the plant. That means I’m with the kids 24/7 and I have no break at all. Ever. EVER. My...

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Oh.

Giving away pieces of your heart unconditionally is dangerous. And hard. And painful. Very, very painful. Mariana has such difficult behaviors. First there was the aggression–biting, hitting, pinching, punching, grabbing things roughly. Breaking things on purpose. Destructive. The bedwetting. Nightly. Sometimes pooping in her underwear and hiding it. Refusal to eat anywhere except at our house. (And at first, not even at home, or at all!) Outright fear of strangers. Refusing to go into someone else’s home, instead standing outside and...