Displaced Yankee Chick in Texas

This blog chronicles my life as a displaced Yankee chick in Texas. I'm from the NY/NJ/PA area and quit my job 1.5 years ago to move to TX with DH and become a SAHM to our 3 kids (2 DDs and 1 DS). **Please note that names have been changed to protect the innocent.**

Saturday, May 26, 2007

One day and I'm hooked...

Miss B finished Kindergarten on Wednesday, so I took her to the store to get her another Webkinz as a reward for her perfect report card.

On Thursday while the younger two were napping, I was able to get Miss B's Webkinz adopted and we started exploring Webkinz World. You can decorate your pet's room, feed them, and play with them. And I understand that you can somehow even play with friends. Now all these goodies (rooms, furniture, food) for your pets cost money -- KinzCash. And you can earn KinzCash in all different ways. One of the easiest ways is to play games in the arcade.

So we tried a few, and now I'm hooked on Cash Cow 2. I've spent hours on there the past two nights earning KC for Miss B. I'm finally understanding what all the hoopla is about. God help me! LOL!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Hmmm, perhaps eHarm*ny knows something

DH and I have been married nearly ten years. Does eHarm*ny know something I don't? Is DH thinking of leaving me because of Sunday's unfortunate incident? I don't know. However, eHarm*ny just sent me an email that Singles are looking for me. Whoopee!

Any man who can shrug off Sunday's embarrassing moment is worth keeping.

My worst fear realized Sunday night...

Sit down folks, this one's gonna be good and embarrassing, and perhaps a bit TMI...

So Sunday night DH and I were enjoying some time together after the kids were in bed. Without getting too graphic, we were *ahem* busy in bed. I noticed shortly after we started that I felt a little pressure down there; I had gas issues. I did my best to hold it in, but in a moment of weakness, it slipped out. I'd love to say that it snuck out silently, but alas, it was loud enough for DH to hear it. Of course I was so embarrassed that I began to laugh. What else could I do? I did apologize profusely to DH as soon as the giggles subsided. And I swore to him that that was the first time that had ever happened to me.

He made me feel a little better Monday when he admitted that I wasn't the first to do that to him.

Note to self: make sure to use the restroom before getting busy!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Today's ramblings

As we were leaving our neighborhood to shop for DNiece's birthday present (oops, I brain farted -- her birthday is tomorrow and I had completely forgotten), I pointed out to S and A a lady walking a Yorkie. "Look at the little doggie," I said. To which S replied, "That's not a little dog; that's a TINY dog!" She had a point. LOL!

The A-Man cracks me up sometimes when he wants approval. He'll come up to me right after I've scolded one of the girls and ask me, "You happy mommy? I listen?"

His other recent funny was after he tooted. Usually if he does that, I'll ask, "What do you say?" "Scooze me." Recently he answered not with "Scooze me" but with "That wasn't me!"

And in other news around here, Miss B lost tooth number two today. She was trying to open the valve to an inflatable ball, and as she was biting on it her tooth simply fell out. So we called Daddy to let him know the exciting news. Apparently B wants to make sure Daddy sees the tooth before the Tooth Fairy comes, so we've asked her to wait a day before making her appearance.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Customer Service rave

Just have to rave about my new favorite company, simplehuman. For Christmas 2005 we received the simplehuman soft touch trash can. It is stainless steel with a spring loaded top, making for easy opening.

Earlier this week one of the springs in the lid broke, rendering the top useless. I emailed simplehuman's customer service department explaining what had happened and asked how I could get a replacement lid. I received a prompt response explaining that simplehuman had improved the lid design and they would be sending me a free replacement via UPS.

The new lid arrived today, and I compared the lids and noted a substantial improvement in the construction. All I can say is that I am a very pleased customer and will be referring my friends to simplehuman.

And one thing making me VERY unhappy

I just went to my online photo sharing site, clubphoto.com, only to find out that nearly two months ago, the parent company shuttered its doors. Apparently winkflash has gotten access to clubphoto's accounts, and will try to restore photos for members in about two weeks. I had an account there for over seven years, and I had many albums. I hope to hell they're able to restore my photos for me. I do have these photos somewhere on disks and/or on any of the four working computers in this house. However, having them online and in some sort of order was nice, and the ability to share them easily was great since we live so far from most of our family.


Thursday, May 03, 2007

My productive day

Little Miss S came to visit us in the middle of the night, thanks to the rain storm that woke her up. For a second night in a row I didn't sleep well.

Had to get up earlier than usual to get Miss B to the bus stop. Then had the pleasure of changing the first of the A Man's wicked nasty poopy diapers.

Got something for the little ones to eat for breakfast and popped in a DVD for them to watch. And promptly fell asleep on the couch until the DVD ended. Fed the kids more snack food and put in another DVD. Took another nap.

Let's just say that from about 8am to say 2pm all I did was check out the backs of my eyelids. They look great, by the way.


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

A few things making me happy right now

DH and I seem to be quite busy right now and some days it feels like we're two ships passing in the night. On Friday DH called me around lunchtime to see if I had already eaten. I hadn't. So we had a lovely lunch date at a cute local restaurant. It was so nice just being able to catch up with him. Most days we're trying to talk to each other over the kids, and it doesn't work.

DH had recently asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day. Honestly, I just wanted to sleep in or go out to eat, but not on Mother's Day with the rest of humanity. On Sunday DH suggested that I order some treats from Landi's, my favorite Italian place in Brooklyn (see link on right). To make it that much better, I had a coupon. Too bad the shipping will cost more than the food. LOL!

After she got off the school bus yesterday, B handed me a card she had made for me. It read,
"To Mom
From B

For all the hard work you have dun [sic]. I love you
so much. You have made my life cupleat [sic].

Love B"
*happy sigh*