Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Thanks to those of you who voted on my poll. You might be wondering why I asked that particular question...here's the short version of the story:

Bug, the 10 year old, forged my ex-husband's signature on a letter that got sent home because she had not been turning in her schoolwork on time. Ex & I agreed (shockingly enough) that she should be grounded (she usually does really well in school, and her behavior is pretty good most of the time, too). I began her grounding the next day, which was a Thursday, but my ex didn't start her grounding because he ALWAYS sends the kids to his parents' house on his weekend. Mind you, he has a one and a half year old that doesn't go to his parents, just Bug and Bubber. Bubber told me they HAD to go to the grandparents, because my ex HAD to work on cars on Saturday (this is not his regular job, but a side job he does with his wife's cousin, and certainly not a job he has to do every weekend). Apparently his desire to make extra money and get the older kids "out of his hair" for the weekend overrides the necessity for our daughter to learn that she can't do things like forging signatures and lying. Of course, I wonder who was watching his other child if he HAD to send the older ones to his parents' house....

Anyway, it looks like most of the people who voted agreed with my opinion that the discipline comes first. Period.

So thanks to everyone who voted - I'm glad you took the time to let me know what you think!!

Monday, April 28, 2008


This morning, at 4:15am, I dropped Ande off at the airport. He's flying (in a shark) to Atlanta for a week for work. His plane should be getting ready to take off any minute now.

So....I'm totally wide awake and thinking about how tired I'm going to be this afternoon once the fact that I've been up since 3:00am catches up with me. It wouldn't be so bad if Puckey and The Jib would take a nap at the same time, but the likelihood of that happening is less than the likelihood that I'll win the lottery. Seeing as how I don't even PLAY the lottery, you can see how the chances of the girls' naps to coincide are pretty much non-existent. Although I guess I COULD technically win the lottery if someone bought a ticket for me. LOL

Oh, and apparently there may be some confusion as to how to pronounce Puckey's nickname...I saw my friend (and fellow blogger) Cindy at an event yesterday and she asked me just how we pronounce it, as there has been some debate over it at her house. It's pronounced like "lucky". I first typed "yucky", but thought then people might think I was saying she was yucky...which she CAN be sometimes, I even sing a little song about it - usually when I'm changing her diaper. Anyone familiar with "The Bunny Song" from Veggie Tales?

Okay, so to the tune of that, sing "The Puckey, the Puckey, WHOA I love the Puckey. She sure is cute, but she's sometimes yucky...." Yep, you're going to have that little ditty stuck in your head ALL DAY LONG now! LOL I guess some might think it's pronounced like Pookie (pooh-key). Sorry for any confusion...Hope that clears it up! Thanks for asking, Cindy!!

Wow, Puckey must have known I was blogging about her, and that Ande was gone - she woke up crying just now, and she told me that her daddy was in the road and someone took him away. Poor little Puckey. It only took me a minute to get her calmed down, but boy do I feel bad for her when she has a bad dream! I used to have a recurring nightmare when I was a kid, and I know how terrified I would be when I'd wake up.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Great workboots and more!

I can say from personal experience that if you are looking for workboots, tactical gear, and/or clothing, a great place to check out is LA Police Gear. Right now they have a GREAT deal on BDU pants, a staple of military troops all over the world, as well as outdoor enthusiasts. This site has a pretty large selection of items in price ranges to suit most budgets. We shopped for boots for Ande this winter and spent quite a bit of time browsing LA Police Gear's inventory. You can find items from Under Armour, Rocky's Boots, Magnum Boots, and many others. Check it out by clicking the following link: BDU

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