January 19, 2010

Life with the Calaways Lately...

The past 5 days I have been playing mom to 5 children. I've done this before, on multiple occasions even! Same kids, same me, but suddenly harder. I don't know why it's harder. I've determined it really doesn't have anything to do with the kids, just with me. Patience is thinner, perhaps? Perhaps. Needless to say, Friday can't come soon enough. I'm not equipped to handle 5 kids for much longer!! :)

Dallin is in Ellensburg. I will be joining him Saturday, where we will FINALLY be able to settle. Somewhat. I feel like a vagabond right now. No real place to call my own. At least in Ellensburg we'll have a place that will feel like it's ours. Until Jeff and Valerie give us the boot. :) We've been doing this whole long distance relationship for a few weeks now. Needless to say, I am ready to be done. I like my husband, as mentioned in posts previous. So I'd rather be near than far. You feel me, right?

The sun is shining!! HALLELUJAH. I have been in need of some serious vitamin D lately. Yesterday and today have been a savior to my soul. I needed some yellow and blue in my life. Too much gray here lately.

I've started working out again and can I tell you how amazing I feel? Working out just makes life so much better. And I feel much more pretty, which is also good. :)

My car. Oh curse my car. It has been such a loyal little thing until recently. Christmas Eve, my window got smashed in due to my stupidity in leaving a jewelry box on the front seat. And my deductible on my insurance is such that it would have cost more to pay the deductible than to pay for the window myself. Darn you Progressive. Then, on a trip home from Ellensburg about a week ago, my car started acting really weird. RPM's all over the place, no response to my gas pedal. . . yeah, I was freakin out a little. Ok. A lot. A few tears were shed, then I took it in to the mechanic. Mass Airflow Sensors went ka-put. Darn you mass airflow sensors! Then my car started acting weird again. The next day. This time I had some cute little 4-letter words floating around my brain. (Scratch that, not so cute) The mechanics thought maybe it was my mass airflow sensors again. I had my doubts. Turns out I was right. It was a coil connecting to my spark plugs. So, the coil was bad and the spark plugs were bad. Tack on another cute little bill. Twice in one week! Darn you electrical coil and spark plugs! Since I have been nannying for the past 5 days, I haven't been driving Jorge, but she better be running well when I do start driving her again. (yes, it's a SHE and HER name is Jorge. Don't ask. I dunno why.) Anywho! She's been a little kick in the pants that Jorge. So, after taking her to the mechanic a 2nd time, we did what any rational couple would do. We went to Ford and test drove the new Ford Edge. And then drooled over the new 2010 Ford Taurus. What's that, you say? You haven't seen the new 2010 Ford Taurus? Do yourself a little favor and go here right now. And then drool with me. Cause it's pretty. Eye candy folks, eye candy.

So here I am, two kids eating toast, in my sweats, finally breathing again. Cause three are in school. Thank. Goodness. Now, if you will please excuse me, I have laundry, dishes, and kids to take care of. Oh and a shower will be worked in there somewhere. Hopefully.


Megan said...

I feel for all you kind young people who take pity on those of us with 4+ kids who need a vacation and care for our kids. I hope you get some relief soon. Sorry to hear about your car. And I do think the Taurus is pretty cool looking.

Brower Family said...

You are so cute. I love reading your posts. You are getting a fast forward look at what parenthood is about...Aren't you glad that most of the time they only come one at a time? I think it is supposed to help you get used to it all. Although, I keep hearing that going from 2 to 3 is the hardest transition. I am not so excited about that one when the time comes.
Sorry about your car.
So, you guys are moving to Ellensburg? That is fun. Next time we are in town we should go on a double date!

Jennilyn said...

I am dying to take a vacation without the boys, but I am for sure that no one would survive my kids. I am sure they would call and make me come early! It will all be worth it when you see Dallin again and you will forget how hard it is. Hope you get your car troubles worked out, that is never any fun!

tharker said...

I'm so jealous of Sam and Meredith right now! So jealous ;) They are so lucky to have someone like you. You're so good with those kids and they absolutely ADORE you!

Sorry to hear about the car problems. That is never, ever fun. Hope Jorge is back to her old reliable self soon.