Thursday, April 30, 2009

Silence is not always golden, my friends.

Moms know this fact quite well. Usually, I'm pretty quick on the uptake when there is that deafening silence while the boy is awake. Today....not so much.

Witness my TV:
Can you see the coloring all over the screen? Yes, the boy still lives, but probably only because it came off with an electronic cleaner because his mama loves him more than any old TV.
Onto other news. I attended a viewing tonight of a co-worker. I have not been in work for 2 weeks so, while I was at the viewing, I was visited by several staff members just busting a gut to fill me in on the events happening there. Holy shit. Much has happened and not a bit of it sounds good. People got fired, somebody got demoted, somebody else is interviewing for a new job so they can leave....Here's the thing...When I applied for Unit Manager in order to go day shift, I applied because an opening for a specific floor opened up. I was told I was getting that floor. In the meantime another RN applied for a Unit Manager position, also. There wasn't another spot open. From what I gather, they decided to make a position open by demoting the Unit Manger of one of the other floors because she is an LPN and they want RNs in that position. Following me? They want RNs because an LPN cannot supervise without an RN in the building and the Unit Managers will have to work every 3rd weekend on 7-3 shift to supervise because I will no longer be on the double shifts on the weekends. The shit of it is that they decided that I wasn't getting the floor I applied for. I'm getting 2 floors and one of them is the floor that the demoted LPN works on!!! Great. Hands up in the air if anyone thinks that she isn't going to resent the hell out of me even though it is the other RN applying for the UM job that has caused this to happen.
Yeah. That's what I thought, too.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Oh, no you don't!

Kevin is hit or miss with naps for the past couple of months. If he's up early, sometimes I can get him to take one. If he's up late (say, after 8AM, which is rare these days), it's usually a no go. If I can't get him to nap by 1 or 1:30, I won't let him nap at all because he takes 3-4 hour naps. It would be so much easier if he just napped for an hour, or so. I don't want him up until way, no how.

So, today was one of those "I'm really tired, but I'm not going to nap Mama" kind of days. When he does this, I make an early dinner and Roni gives him his bath around 5PM. He's in bed by 6ish and sleeps through the night. I decided dinner would be KISS (keep it simple, stupid) and threw meatballs in a crock pot with some sauce (not a stitch of this was homemade, BTW) and we had meatball subs. Kevin finished his and went off into the living room to watch Cars. When I finished, I went looking for him and this is what I saw when I entered the LR....

I resigned myself to the only easy way to handle this crisis is to pick him up and bribe him with taking him outside. It worked and he had a blast at the local park. BTW, this was our first time to this park and I was truly impressed. It was waaaay nicer than the crappy, run down park I was taking him to.
He started off on the tame side of the park...

Then he moved over to the bigger kids side...
The first two pics show his favorite slide. He actually catches air time going over the hump in it.

They also had a rock climbing wall, a zip line, and some other climbing things, but he didn't go on those....yet.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Facebook has made me so lazy

My blogging has gone straight to hell. I blame Facebook. If you FB, I'm sure I need not say more.

Let's see. What's going on here...?

Well, I'm depressed.

1) I should be sitting in a motel in VA right now for an overnight stay on the way to Disney, but I'm not.

2) Some huge snafu with the checking account has happened and I'm about to lose my mind trying to come up with the money to fix it. I had never bounced a check in my life and now I have multiple notices coming from my bank for insufficient funds. It's humiliating and frustrating because I don't know WTF happened. Thankfully, my bank pays the bills so I don't have the recipient hitting me with charges for a bounced check, so it could be worse. My bank isn't so kind to not hit me with fees for each check they've covered for me which, of course, just makes the pit that I need to climb out of deeper. This is a full blown crisis over here. I don't have a lick of cash to even put in the account to stop the bleeding. There are still checks pending and I don't get paid until Friday. Not to mention that my mortgage is due on the 1st. The whole thing has me sick and I don't know when it'll be straightened out.

3) Still waiting to get off the weekend program at work.

4) Kevin is being difficult the past two weeks. Crying, whining, meltdowns, etc. Terrible twos? Molars? I think I can feel one coming in, so I give him Motrin and stand firm on temper tantrums. Trying to cover all the possibilities. Please let this stop soon. Gah!