While I'm sure this subject has been broached many times, I have currently been taking notes of some recent questions/thoughts/ignorance that I've been approached with.
1. "Has he killed anyone?" Seriously? Yes, I've been asked this and I just walked away. Why? For a variety of reasons, but 1) it's none of your business if he has or hasn't and 2) I don't even know because I don't ask him myself.
I already told you. I’m obsessed with chairs.
I bought two mid century chairs for my living room recently off of CL that I was hoping to “makeover”… I found another mid century chair / ottoman combo that I like even better for my living room, so I decided to switch the previous chairs into my dining room for “head chairs”… well, they totally do NOT work. But that’s the beauty of chairs, they are easy to switch and easy to sell. I am going to keep the first pair of chairs for the time being because, well, otherwise I have no where to sit in my dining room, annnnd I really do like them and feel that, eventually I will find a home for them.
All that being said, I am still looking for four chairs total for my dining room table. I have a farmhouse table, we recently sanded off the finish (I didn’t like it any longer) and it sanded down to a really nice light wood. I will have to show you a before and after pic in another post (bear with me, deployment + holidays = me insane!). I ideally want two beautiful upholstered (maybe velvet?) head chairs in a jewel tone vibrant green… I have been looking for about six months now… impossible to find… probably also impossible to afford… I’m hoping it happens one magical day when I walk into home goods… cue dreamy music…
sheesh. can you literally smell the smoke from the wheels in my head turning!?!
anywaysssss…. I have a bench for one side of the table (which I still need to sand down, we didn’t get to that before Tim left grrr), and I want two side chairs, in a blue-jewel-tone-cobalt (maybe white seats or graphic seats?)… I have a vision I swear! Here is an inspiration pic I have…
I’m loving this….I’m thinking a tad less glamorous, a little more kid friendly and comfy, but the colors are perfect…
Sooooo, these are PERFECT for the side of my table… I may even get rid of my bench for now and use these four on both sides, these with upholstered head chairs…. Swoon
They are $125 for FOUR found on Craigslist… but I only need two… arrrrrrghhhhhhh. The lines on them are just soooooo lovely, and the plastic is on them still!! I DIE. This would make them perfect to spray paint…. you think I’m insane don’t you. But can you imagine these in a beautiful jewel tone cobalt?? They are just so dang lovely I’d almost be tempted to keep them as is. Almost.
With them having the plastic on them, it would be super easy to spray paint. I think I may just have to go to the flea market to see these… maybe they will sell them in pairs of two… Heck I’ll buy all four and sell two as a pair myself on CL!
Oh. DUH. Anthro or Granny?? What do you think? It must be obvious by my lusting after these, that I think they are totally ANTHRO!!!!
It’s officially been one week since Tim left. My mom came that weekend and it was a much needed distraction. I’m actually holding up surprisingly well, although it has only been one week, so we shall see. I am getting together a massive deployment bucket list that I’ll be sharing with you.
It feels weird. Its pretty depressing coming home to an empty house every day, or waking up alone, going to sleep alone, eating alone. It’s all kinda strange, but since I have two little ones counting on me, the show must go on. I have always been super stressed when Tim went away to training, being going for a month or so at a time, but this time I am trying really hard to have fun with things. My plan is to do one fun thing a week with Scarlett… she’s also just earned her right to gymnastics! Ballet was a tad too slow for her I believe, and she’s been begging me to do gymnastics. I told her that only big girls who go on the potty get to go (since you have to be fully potty trained, no pull ups)… and guess what…. she’s a big girl now!! I don’t wanna jinx myself too much, but she’s only had a couple of accidents in the past few weeks (which were mostly my fault anyways)… so Monday is her first day! I’m hoping we can work towards different things like this while Tim is away, that way the time goes quickly. Actually, we can already check one thing off the bucket list… get Scarlett potty trained!!
Its very strange to think that he left baby Owen at two months, and will come back to him at his first birthday… that’s hard to think about.
I have a ton of things to do around the house, lots of little projects, and painting (UGGGGH), and organizing, etc. I will share those projects with you along the way. For now, my mama and Scarlett… (who by the way is quite the fashionista, she picks out her own outfit every morning!)
Seriously. That was two weeks ago. Last week I thought she blinded herself. I have aged about 10 years in two weeks. You can’t even make this $hit up.
My dearest Scarlett, you my darling, are giving me a run for my money.
Okay back to that light bulb…
Tim and I were working on one of our projects, and Scarlett wanted to “help”… So we gave her a small flashlight (the ones that are about 6 inches long) so she could look in the dresser and help us out. Well, she disappeared into her room and then reappeared about twenty minutes later… I looked over and saw her chomping on something… “What are you eating Scarlett” I asked… “Nothinggg” with a ring on the “ing”… This means it is in fact something… Tim reached in her mouth and pulled out a small wire… We looked at each other, and said a few choice words when we realized she was chewing on the lightbulb from the flashlight! She had opened it up and was CHEWINGGGGG GLASS… GLASS!!!
I immediately call poison control (they are practically on speed dial around here) and tell them the story… “She didn’t swallow the battery did she?” they ask… (I quickly check)… “No just the lightbulb”… “Okay well, we will call back in an hour, but make sure that she’s drinking water and eating, not vomiting and acting normal… And if she’s okay after an hour, then you just have to wait for it to pass”… “Great” I say.
I learned that if she vomits or starts to poop blood go to the ER, but I also learned that apparently eating glass doesn’t shock the ladies over at poison control, they seemed very confident that this wasn’t the worse that she could swallow…. Apparently batteries are VERY bad.
Moving right along…I’ll take you back to last week… Potty training was in full effect (yes we’re still there), and Scarlett just earned her fifth sticker (that means she gets a prize), she chose a glow in the dark doc mcstuffins stick… Fast forward about an hour when I hear a bloodcurdling scream. I run into her room and see her grabbing at her eyes and shaking, literally shaking from pain… I see the broken glow stick on the floor and realize what happened. I grab her and throw her in the shower and hold her down to flush her eyes. The whole time she is screaming like nothing I have ever heard in my life. “mommy! my eyes my eyes!! I literally thought she was going to go blind. This was serious. The lightbulb was slightly humorous. This was not.
I had a brief moment when I thought “what should I do? get the kids in the car and drive to the ER?” No. There is no way that I can get us together, buckled, driven safely, and timely to the ER. So I called 911. Let me just interject for a quick second with this… If I was dying and only had 30 seconds to reach out for help, I’d be dead. It rang for a good two minutes, I was literally screaming “pick up the damn phone!!!”
Screaming sirens, a screaming child, and about 10 minutes later I had 9 EMTs in my home. They checked Scarlett over, got the glow stick company on the phone to check if the liquid was toxic, and also had poison control on the line…. they said I had done the right thing by flushing her eyes and there was not much else to do. Turns out none of the liquid is toxic, apparently it just burns like a muthaaaa. Her vision was just fine (she was hi-five-ing all the guys… Hmmph)… And all her vitals were fine as well. And I felt silly. I mean that thing GLOWS in the dark, how can that NOT be dangerous. Not to mention my kid has taken many spills and I mean she’s had two black eyes, fallen off a table, she’s crazy!! But I’ve NEVER heard her scream like this… Even after the 15 min of flushing her eyes, she was still screaming. I’ve never been so scared for her in my life.
The good thing is, obviously she’s okay, and at least I know that my instincts were right in how to respond. Sheesh, I tell ya, this kid is gonna give me a heart attack, and a head full of gray hair!! But… my baby’s a little warrior… onwards and upwards!