Saturday, May 23, 2009

The B.O. Episode of Seinfeld

Have you ever seen the episode where Jerry has a valet park his car and when he picks it up later the car smells of B.O. and no matter how many car details he has done the smell just won't leave?

Well today I came out to my car to put Ben in to leave for work. I opened the door and was nearly knocked out by an odor. Not B.O. thankfully but an odor I can only best describe as sour juice and feet. I do a quick scan for leaking sippy cups and do not find any. Unfortunately we had to leave so I eventually got both kids in the car and we headed to daycare with the windows rolled down. The windows rolled down you would have thought would help. I guess so a little bit but the smell was not going away and I believe it was gaining force. By the time we got within blocks of daycare I was gagging.

After I dropped them off I did another quick scan for things that shouldn't be but did not find anything. After I arrived at work I kept the windows down and figured I would tackle this on my break.

On break I took a trash bag and threw out trash and went through everything. I have no idea what is stinky. I even scanned the engine for a dead rodent even though that is not the smell I don't think. Well unless the rodent had been bathing in some sort of sour liquid and then rubbed up against some sweaty man feet. Ugh.
Needless to say I have failed in finding the source. I had to spray with Febreeze and hope for the best.

It is now four days later and you can still faintly smell it. I imagine that after so many days most things would not smell as much as before but it is driving me nuts not knowing what it is/was!

At least the smell is not in my hair...

Three Year Olds Shouldn't Have This Much To Say

It's 8:30am and Gabriel wakes up and immediately lets the dog in. From that moment on Gabriel does not stop talking. Why does he have so much to say? I mean I love the fact that he talks and blows me away with laughter at some of the things coming out of his cute little mouth. But how can he talk so much? I can barely get a word in edgewise. I find this funny and frustrating all at the same time. He also says everything in three's. Perhaps that is because he is three. I dunno. Does this mean next year he will say things four times? Even if you respond to him right away he will still repeat himself. I think he knows what he's doing...trying to break me from the start of the day.
God love 'em.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

One Year Ago Today...

Our baby boy Benjamin had open heart surgery for AVSD and PDA at Children's Hospital Central California. It was an experience to say the least but today Ben is a wonderfully plump growing boy with just about the best demeanor in the whole world!!
We love you Ben!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Things To Do

The list is so long. I feel like I will never have my head above water for quite sometime.

Here is my list:

Pull weeds

Plant the shrubs

Organize the garage

Finish odds and ends in the boys' room

Unpack completely

mop the floors

Organize the spare room/IMH office

Complete what is needed to stay IRS compliant for IMH

lose weight (just thought I'd throw that in)

Make the care packages needed for Children's Hospital that were requested

Keep bugging my ex about needing final dates for Kirsten to come out in July

Buy a fireproof safe or figure out where to keep important documents now that we're homeowners

Decide if I'm ever going to use all this tupperware

Clean the inside of my car

Figure how to get the dog to stop excreting in the house

Take the dog to get her overdue shot

Friday, May 15, 2009

Grizzlie Game

On Thursday, May 14th with work we had Employee Appreciation Night and we went to a Grizzlies game. It was such nice weather considering just days before it was 106 degrees. It was probably in the low 90's but breezy. It was great. We could bring guests so Nate and I brought Gpa Gabe. Everybody got a kick out him and his comments. :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Nate cooked me breakfast this morning. :) Pancakes, bacon, eggs and fresh fruit. Yummy. Unfortunately the boys are fighting fevers. Gabriel was down yesterday but feeling nearly 100% today but Ben is fighting it today. We had to cancel going to Yoshino's for lunch with Nate's family. We won't be making it to see my Mom either. Or Odie...happy birthday!
Nate started work at 1:30pm today and won't be home until probably 10:30pm tonight. The second half of the day is just a regular old day. I am getting my hair done tomorrow after work though! Yay!

Happy Mother's Day to all-

Saturday, May 2, 2009