Country to the City

I\’m just a country gal in a big city :)

Fat Tories….oops I mean Factories June 29, 2006

Filed under: General Life — countryfan @ 11:36 pm

Ha. I screwed up my title on purpose, because I’m an idiot ๐Ÿ˜›

We ended up touring the Harley plant and the Miller complex today with my parents, Steve and Nick’s grandpa. Because my stupid passport is missing at the moment, they wouldn’t give me a funky lime green wristband ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So I was stealing beer sips at the beer garden afterwards. I felt like I was 16 again. Being asked for ID everywhere to prove you’re over the age of 21 rocks. I never thought I’d say that. Ever.

Talking about the passport issue, I got a call today from the place where I last saw my bag. It supposdly had been handed in to a person who works there and they’ve had it in their office for a week. So tomorrow, I have to go to their office to see if it’s my bag. I replaced my house keys and my cellphone. And it would be really nice to see my iPod again (since I cannot pull $300 out of my ass for a new one). But the thing I really want is my passport. I do not fancy having to go through all the bullshit with immigration to get a new one with a new visa inside. So, fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚

Steve ordered pizza tonight from Pizza Skuttle and it’s good but I’ve eaten too much salad today and drank too much beer. Yes, I am aware of the fact that the beer cancels out the healthiness of the salad ๐Ÿ˜›


Mommy Friends June 28, 2006

Filed under: General Life,Parenting — countryfan @ 9:28 pm

I seriously wish that I had some mommy friends I could hang out with. There’s Jennie, but she lives too far away. And then there’s Jill who’s due in September, but no baby yet. Then there’s Sarah who lives in Ireland. I just get sick of sitting on my tukcus all day with Abby. I go to the park, and I see other moms there but nobody really my age. I have Rhonda who I ask for advice, but she’s my mom’s age and she has grandkids.

Sigh. I hate living in an area where I don’t really know anyone my age. Everyone with kids round here is older than me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


Argh… June 26, 2006

Filed under: General Life — countryfan @ 6:02 pm

My parents suck. Yes, I am aware that I just said that :p It’s days like this when I realise why I don’t live wit them anymore. They drive me CRAZY. For example:

Mum: Do you have any headache tablets?

Me: Yes (said in my usually snarky way)

Mum: Well, go get me some them

Me: I am trying to use the computer. They’re in the cupboard

Mum: Don’t be so lazy and go and get them me

Sigh. I seriously cannot do what I want when I want at the moment. Like last night. I was feeling pretty horny and unfortunately my brother was sleeping in the next room.

And now my mother is trying to read over my shoulder while I’m typing this entry. Argh. I feel like I’m 14 and I have no privacy again ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


Buggery June 24, 2006

Filed under: General Life — countryfan @ 12:50 am

I am officially an idiot ๐Ÿ˜›

We went out for dinner with my parents this evening and it was really nice and everything and I think I might have left my bag at the restaurant ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It wouldn't be too bad if all I had in there was my cellphone and a bit of cash…but it has my British passport in it and that's the only form of ID I have until immigration get my new green card to me (I had my last one stolen ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ) I was going to take my brother out on Sunday to watch the football, but if the restaurant isn't open again until next week- I am truly screwed ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

On the upside, we all went rummage sale hunting today. I think my parents actually enjoyed it. I got a bunch of clothes for Abby, a portable changing pad so I don't have to haul the diaper bag around all the time and a big plastic box full of Duplo bricks (which was my bargain of the day as it only cost me $2) My mum also picked up a Milwaukee Brewers fleece blanket and a really nice quilt that had ducks on it. I'm hoping to catch some more next weekend. We went out into the subdivisions and the 'burbs….I always find teh best bargains there ๐Ÿ˜€ 


So tired… June 14, 2006

Filed under: General Life — countryfan @ 3:35 am

I wanted to go to bed about two hours ago, but this stupid anti-virus program is still scanning the hard drive and Nick will get mad if I just let it run and go to bed ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

And the worst thing is that I know that Abby will be awake in six hours ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


It’s been a while… June 13, 2006

Filed under: General Life,Parenting — countryfan @ 12:04 am

We didn’t have the internet for the last few weeks ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Abby is now walking very good, still has no teeth ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but can say a few words now! She says “giggle”, “wiggle”, “tickle”, “yay”, “hey”, “hi”, “yummy”, “nummy”, “yum”, “mmm”, “mommy”, “daddy”, “ow” and “no”…as well as the usual “mama” and “dada”. So I’m pretty impressed. She also figured out recently how to take all her clothes off (including the diaper)- which is annoying when it’s a cooler evening and they still wake up in the morning butt naked ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I didn’t think that kids could figure out half this stuff till they were a few months older. Maybe we have a smart toddler on our hands? Heheh ๐Ÿ™‚

My parents and my brother Steve will be here in a week! Cannot wait to see them, especially my brother. They’re bringing some food goodies and also some World Cup goodies (I asked for a mini kids-sized England shirt for Abby ๐Ÿ™‚ )