Saturday, September 15, 2007

further explaining my blog title

Here is an example of why I am insane! Today has been a very bad day. Andy woke up at 2:30 this morning screaming and crying. I went in there and got him and brought him to my bed. Then he starts screaming louder and will not let me hold him or even touch him. I keep asking what is wrong, but he just keeps screaming no way. This goes on for about 30 minutes and then he cuddled up to me and went back to sleep. The doorknobs in our home are not knobs, they are handles like on french doors. I take off the hall doorknob when I go to bed so the kids have to wake me before they get in the living room or kitchen.Works great for the twins when Aaron goes to school. This morning Aaron takes off Angie's doorknob, uses it to open the hallway door, and they proceed to destroy my house. My couch was in front of the tv, my coffee table in front of the hall door. There are about 20 juice boxes scattered about that they had drank. In Angie's room, there is juice squirted everywhere, and my whole bag of baby wipes are scattered in it where she apparently tried to clean it up. So after a lot of screaming, I go get coffee and go out to smoke. Aaron had also opened the balcony door, and all my cigarettes were scattered on the ground downstairs, where they threw them off one by one. Then I see a ball of hair in my flower pot, pick it up, it is Angie's. After further investigation, I discover that Aaron has cut not only her hair, but his own and Andy's. That was just the morning. I woke up with a headache, and it has not let up since, wonder why??

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tripping Out!

First of all, I have no idea why my page went to German suddenly. I am hoping my posts are still in English though. Any way, that is not why I am tripping out. Besides 9-11, I have really tried not to freak out over the whole terrorism thing. Today is the 6th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Last week an attempted attack on a US base in Germany was stopped, scary being so close, but I was ok. Then I learn today, that an attack was threatened on the base I live on last night. Now I am freaking. I know they say it is all secured and not a worry now, but that is just too close for comfort. My husband is still deployed, and I am in a foreign country, living on a military base that has been threatened, how am I supposed to calmly deal with all this? If you have not seen the story, it is on yahoo news. Everyone seems to just take this in stride like it is no big deal, I assume because they have been trained to deal with this kind of thing. Well, I have not been trained, have no clue how to react, and no clue what to do. Hell, what can I do besides pray and wait? Not like I can just jump on a plane back to the states, if that would really be safer, we just don't know. This leaves me feeling totally helples and vulnerable.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Welcome to my world

I am a stay at home mom of three little monsters! My oldest, Aaron is seven and in the second grade. Then I have Angie, and Andy, my three year old twins. Yes, they are twins, and I will just say God definately has a sense of humor! As a child I always thought having twins would be so cool, yeah right! Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade them for anything, but man, it has been hard! I am married to a (mostly) wonderful man, Willie. He is a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force, currently serving in Iraq. I am very proud of him, and have the utmost respect for all of our American soldiers. We are currently stationed at Spangdahlem AB, Germany. What can I say, living in a foreign country has its ups and downs. It is really neat to have the opportunity to explore Europe, on someone else's dime. On the other hand, I miss the USA. Many things I used to take for granted are not the same here. An example would be Walmart, there is one here, but it is just not what I am used to. And then of course there is the language difference, and the different currency. The money here is the Euro, and let me just say the dollar value really sucks now a days. As of today, one dollar buys you seventy one Euro cents. But where in the states could you see a real castle? Not to mention go to Paris, Venice, and Rome? Although I haven't done all that yet, I will! Castles are everywhere here, I have been to a few of them. I have been to the Porta Nigra in Trier as well. Be sure to check out my other blog which describes my attempts at making money online.