My life is odd in that most of the time it's very monotonous and routine. But then every six weeks or so, I have a week where every day is just filled with appointments, volunteer things, and important errands that need to be done and it always completely throws me because I'm so used to my day in-day out life. That's where I'm at this week so it's definitely time for some randomness up in here.
*I hope everyone had a lovely Valentines Day. Jay and I kept it very low-key by just going to Applebee's, the highlight for me being the $4 Long Island Iced Teas. I know Applebee's is kinda lame but it's close and we just wanted to get away from the kids for a while.
My Valentines gift to the family was a few bars each of Komforte Chockolates. The french toast was the favorite flavor amongst the kids while I think Jay preferred the tortilla lime and salt. Anyway, whatever flavor you prefer, I highly recommend them. The taste is unique and the chocolate itself is good chocolate, not the cheap stuff.
*Jay and I watched Inception last night and I can't stop thinking about it. It's rare that I break down and actually buy a movie but I might have to purchase this one because I want to watch it again. Plus, I think I may be developing a crush on Joseph Gordon-Levitt, although he's five years younger than me, so just a wee boy.
*Tuesday we made a few trips to the DMV to get our car tags and Oregon driver's licenses. The first time we were sent away because we didn't have the title to the car. ( I know, I should have known I'd need that.) After digging through the file cabinet for over and hour, I finally found it. I have a very elaborate and organized filing system that I have no problem maintaining other than the fact that I always forget what I file things under. For instance if I want to file some medical paperwork of mine, it could very easily be under D for doctor, H for health, I for insurance, or T for Tammie. If the doctor's visit was gynecologically related, I might file it under G for gyno, V for vagina, or if I'm feeling creative, L for lady parts. The title to the car was under B. I have no idea why.
Anyway, we ended up being able to get our tags but not our licenses because we both needed to bring in state issued birth certificates. Jay can't find his and mine is hospital issued. So we both had to come back home and order copies of our birth certificates from our original birth states. Jay was born in New York and the website from which he ordered his certificate was very professional and the fee was $50. I, of course was born in Florida and the website seemed somewhat hokey and was possibly run by farm animals. And the cost was $9. Do you ever come across something so cheap that you question the validity of it. That's the feeling I had yesterday as I was writing out my check. Yep, I had to print out the form and send a check because the Florida website doesn't process credit cards. I have very little faith that I'll ever see my birth certificate. (So yeah, word of advice, if the only birth certificate you have has your little baby footprints on it, it's hospital issued and you might want to go ahead and order a real one now because you'll need it eventually.)
*Last week I was sort of lectured by another mother when I did something parenting related that clearly she disagreed with. Has this ever happened to any of you? On the one hand, my first thought when this happened was, "Mind your own business and fuck off, fuck face." But I haven't yet reached that level of development as a human where I can so quickly and openly tell people off so I just smiled and nodded. And the thing is, even though we don't see eye to eye when it comes to parenting, I basically like this other mother and don't want to lose her as a friend, so calling her a fuck face would probably be out of the question anyway. It was a weird situation and things were kinda tense between us for a while but it's mostly blown over since then, but I'd still love to know if any of you have ever had similar experiences.