Thursday, December 28, 2006

I'm leaving for Las Vegas tomorrow to celebrate New Years/my birthday. This leg of the trip almost didn't happen but I'll tell that some other time. Wish me luck.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

A huge weight has now been lifted off my shoulders. The stress is just gone. I'm done! I have been a nanny for 3 years now and I'm finally childless. For once! Now I'm off to Seattle to go enjoy my vacation with my awesome nieces and my Mom...
Ever wonder what your employers are doing while at work? Or your kids? Or yourself? Keystroke logger can help you out. This program records everything that is typed so you can monitor what exactly is going on. Since I don't have employees or children I could use this program for myself. Everytime I sign up for a new website I put in some username and password...but sometimes I forget them. If I had this program I could go back and look to see what my information is. Helpful, really helpful. I should have bought it years ago. It probably works way better than writing all that 'personal' information on slips of paper and shoving them in some drawer.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

1 and a half more days of work. GrrrUGhhhhhhhhBlehhhB. I'm done. I gotta little choked up dropping the kids of at preschool today realizing that tomorrow will be my last day to that. They won't be the first ones in line anymore! Uh! I'm always stupidly early and there mom...isn't.

Super excited to fly home for Christmas though and see my Mom who I haven't seen in a year, and her new heart! And to see my nieces who I haven't seen since April!! OHHH..I'm excited. And then Vegas for New Years with my friend from high school who I haven't seen in 3 years. Totally stoked on that one! And we are going to see Cirque du Soeileil with the Beatles. Totally butchered that spelling but I don't care! I'm excited!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The boy and other friends of ours are all going out to dinner tonight. A nice 'dress up' dinner. That means I have to look somewhat presentable and actually brush my hair. I'm working all day though and I will probably only have a whole 15 minutes to get ready, but I'll do my best. I haven't been feeling to happy about myself the past week. Feelings of hate have wandered into my brain. I HATE how fat I am. I HATE IT. And I'm not really that fat, sadly. I hate how I think bad thoughts. It makes me grumpy. I'm going to do my best tonight thought to pretend I look pretty in my dress. It will be hard to think those thoughts though.
Want to build a personal ringtone with a matching Avatar character? Yes! Ha. Check it out here. U-Doo is a new program that let's you do exactly that and then you can e-mail them to yourself or your super cool myspace page. And the first 60 days are free! Now, I just need to go find out exactly what an Avatar is and I'll be all set.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Pictures of NYC. Not much, but enough.
Only 4 more days left of work. I'm angry. I want to be done NOW.

Monday, December 18, 2006

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

New York was amazing. Again. That city will never cease to amaze me. We walked up and down 5th avenue. What a fucking mess. I've watched videos on t.v. about NYC where the streets were so crowded nobody could move but I never thought it was true until yesterday. 5th Ave. during Christmas season is nuts! We went to Rockafeller center and saw the big tree and all the little ice skaters falling. Other than that we just walked around and looked at shit. And then I came come and started being grumpy because I'm sick and I really just want to sleep and do nothing but when your leaving your job in a week, you really don't have that opportunity.

Friday, December 15, 2006

My host mom asked me to write up a schedule so that she knows what to do when I leave. Pretty sad....she also wanted me to write down what I fed them and such, what the didn't like. Here it is...I didn't go to overboard or to into detail. She'll figure it out.
My not so formal schedule

9-9:30: Finish up breakfast, get kids dressed, pick up dishes
9:30-11: Kids play with toys, read books, color, computer time. (If bath day, give kids bath)
11:Have lunch
11:30:Done with lunch, start packing backpacks, going to the bathroom…ect.
12-2:30: School
2:30-3: Put away things from school, get snack ready
3: Snack time
3-5: Play time, get D off the bus, Go to the 3rd floor, Play outside, read books
5: Dinner
6: Pajamas
7: Bed

Lunch Ideas:
-Sandwiches. H likes bologna, sometimes ham. O and C like Ham. C likes Cheese, H sometimes
-Mac n Cheese
-Dino Chicken
-Grilled Cheese

Dinner Ideas:
-Hot Dogs
-Pizza. H and C white pizza, C’s with broccoli. D and O Amy’s pizza, D’s with broccoli.
H eats carrots, O will eat most veggies but doesn’t really like any.
Anybody need some bar stools? I sure don't, but my host parents sure do! We have this great long counter/bar area....with no bar stools. It collects junk underneath it. Boxes, toys, garbage...just No bar stools. Growing up my cousins house had this great downstairs with a built in bar area. We would play down there all day, with the bar stools, and pretending we were running a bar. Great for 10 year olds eh? And when I'm really, really, old and can afford to own my own kitchen table, I want to get one with bar stools instead of chairs. Have you seen those tables that are really high up...yeah, I like those. It makes me feel superior. And then I'd pick out some totally tubular stools and be the talk of the neighborhood. One day.
I haven't been sleeping to well the past week thanks to the outrageous amounts of snot in my nose. Last night wasn't any diff. ( I use diff. because I really don't know how to spell diff. ) This morning though I fell into some awesome sleep. It was soooo good. Until like 7, when I was rudely awakend by the screaming of kids. My host-mom went out last night and I went to bed before she got home, but then I started thinking....maybe she didn't make it home. Maybe the kids are being so fucking loud because she's not there. Then the oldest boys bus came and went and I still noticed his voice downstairs. He missed the bus. Uh oh. Is my host mom awake? Is she home? Why are these fucking kids waking me up! I waited for like another half an hour and finally came downstairs. I turned the corner and noticed a massive pile up of blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, stuffed animals and who knows what else. The kids had brought all the shit downstairs and were 'playing'. My host mom was there too...taking pictures. These kids woke me up, me being two stories above them. Do you think she could've kept them quite, until like 8. Nope. Gosh.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I see cars driving around with plates obviously not from the United States. And since I'm so cool and have totally been to Europe, I know that they are in fact, European. They are usually on cool cars, probably from Europe...but I want one! They are only like $40. Do they count as regular license plate? I don't think so. They would look so rad though on my Ford Contour. Ow! OW! European License plates make a wide selection of these awesome things that you don't really need but are much cooler if you do have them.
Still have the cold! I'm about ready to drop kick my own ass and get this thing out of me. It just keeps getting worse and worse. It's not horrible but bad enough that I wouldn't have gone to school if I was in school. I'm going to NYC this weekend to look at lights and shit and I really hope I'm better by then. I also just got then news that one of the pregnant preschool teachers lost her baby and had to have a hysterectomy. That fucking sucks! It was her second child, a girl, and she was so excited! Every day she would come out and talk about the baby and you could tell she was happy. I feel so bad for her. Words can't describe how shitty that situation is. My thoughts go out to her family.

I'm off to lay on the couch. Hopefully two hours of doing nothing will magically cure my cold.
What I really should be doing on top of all the other stuff I should be doing. Applying to college. Buh. I'll probably do that after I get back from my vacation. Then I'll have to go to FAFSA, fill out some FAFSA forms and get some moolah. FAFSA's online, FAFSA's on the web...FAFSA's everywhere! Can I say FAFSA anymore? FAFSA FASFA FASFA. I've been sick for a week, I can say FAFSA as many times as I want. I'm loopy and haven't slept.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Yah know what makes me feel better when I have a cold besides chicken soup....grilled cheese with tomatos. (tomatoes?) Mmmm. I just learned about this awesome food like a month ago when I was at my friends house. I don't really like tomatos but in grilled cheese it's SO good. Now I'm all hungry again.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Ha. I found what I need. A free online calender at American Greetings. It lets you put in birthdays, anniversaries, concerts...whatever! It can also send you e-mail reminders or text messages. Remember how I missed my nieces birthday like two weeks ago? Well, if I would have done this I wouldn't have missed it. She only turned two though so she won't remember. I'll make it up to her next year. I miss a lot of peoples birthdays. I only remember my own because I was born on New Years and thats easy to remember. My best friend was born on New Years Eve so I don't forget her, but everyone elses...poof. Gone. So I need to sign up for this. It's free and wonderful and it will help me be a better Aunt.
My lingering cold that I've had for the past week is now getting worse. The back of my throat is so sore I don't like to swallow. The sneezes are non-stop. My eyes feel like they are going to burn out of my head. Lovely.

I have a few extra vacation hours (like a whole day) so I asked my Host mom if I could take them today so I could rest and try and get a little better. She said No because shes so busy trying to find this one piece of paper and she needs to get the house ready for a brokers open house tomorrow, which I get to stay home and deal with. Well she found the paper and now shes not doing shit on the house. She's been writing e-mails to her friends and blah blah blah. Only 10 more days of work, Thank God!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

My last family had nanny cams. I didn't know about them until my friend came over and said 'Hey, do you know if they ever turn those cameras on?'. What cameras? Haha. She had to point them out to me but after she did I always thought how come I've never seen them before. They are right there. Not hidden or anything. I do think that having some type of camera in your home is a good idea. I also think that if you have people working for you, you should let them know that you do have cameras and they will be recorded. The California family never turned them on when I was there, I don't think. We did use them for when we went on vacations though. Just in case someone broke in while we were gone we would hopefully have some evidence to find the criminals. Theres these Stealth Spy hidden cameras that you can buy that come in all diff. types of shapes. Teddy bears, alarm clocks, plants, smoke alarms...anything. Kinda scary if you ask me. I prefer to know if I'm being taped or not. I don't know if the family I'm working for now has hidden cameras. I hope not, because they could tell that I'm totally supposed to working right now. And that the kids are driving me crazy.
The temperatures in New England are cold. Very cold. Just two days ago it was fairly warm. Warm enough you could wear a light sweater outside and be comfortable. In just a matter of hours the temperature shifted and now it's freezing. I even had to break out some hot cocoa yesterday, which I never do. The boy and I decided to go see a movie last night. Turistas, which makes me never want to travel alone...ever ever ever. We parked pretty far away because the theatre was packed. I decide that it's to fucking cold out and started to run/jog in. I have this weird thing with my ankle and if I land on it a certain way it makes my leg give out. Well that's exactly what happened! I ran like 10 steps, did the little ankle hurt and boom. On the ground on I went. The freezing cold asphalt hurt. But I couldn't stop laughing, cause thats what I do. I skinned my pinky and I think that hurts the worse. The boy couldn't stop laughing either and I'm just glad lot's of little teeny-boppers weren't around to add the to laughter.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Road trip. I'm getting so excited for it! Halfway through I probably won't be to excited anymore. Yah know after seeing Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and finally home. There's this site: 50 Travel Sites - courtesy of Luggage Online thats been helping me a lot. One of those 50 sites actually lets you put in your interestes and then it finds shit for you to do along the way! And another one picks out the best nightlife. Hehe. Lot's of other nifty stuff too. The boy is very much a tourist and I would rather just blend in so hopefully we find things that we can both agree on. Like the worlds biggest rubberband, or something equally as cheesy.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I guess you could say that the boy and I are 'dating' now. Again.

Theres just one little problem. The other girl. She still texts him and wants to hang out and do stuff together but I feel weird. She hasn't gotten the hint that it's super awkward when the three of us hang out together. I know the boy feels like a piece of shit for what happened and I just don't like it. But she sees no problem with it.

Last night she texted me asking me what I was doing because she needed to get out of the house. I told her I was going Christmas shopping with the boy and then we were going to watch some awesome drama unfold on the Real World. I didn't invite her. Then I texted her this morning saying sorry about last night...I just feel weird when the three of us hang out together. She wrote me back saying she went to bed early, had nightmares the whole night and now shes going to the gym. She sounded pissed. I don't know what to do. She's leaving in 2 months and she knows nothing more is going to become of her and the boy. What happened, happened...and that's it. I don't like being put in this position.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I don't have my own computer but if I did I would put lots of pretty wallpapers on my desktop. American Greetings has free desktop wallpaper! Free! I love free. And they are actually pretty and not ghetto looking. The wallpapers contain no spyware or adware so you don't have to deal with any of that junk. You can just enjoy your pretty wallpaper. Pick one for Christmas or another one thats just plain cool looking. Such as:

Now if I could just get a nice shiny new laptop to put that pretty wallpaper on. Sigh.

Monday, December 04, 2006

There's this little girl on the west coast who turned 2 on Saturday. And me being the most put together Aunt ever kinda forgot to call her. I'm sorry baby...I love you more than anything, along with your sister. I can't believe your already two! I remember holding your tiny body the day you came home from from the hospital. Seems like yesterday. I'll see you soon my RyRy.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

We just sat around the table and told the kids I was leaving. I cried, they didn't. I don't want this year to be another year wasted like it was with my last family. I want to be involved with these kids still. I want to see them grow up and because awesome little dudes. I didn't get that oppurtinity with the family in California, but I want it now. Even if there parents are not always there for them, I want them to know that I will be.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Cranium and Hot Tub party at the boys house tonight.

It's gonna rock.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Sweet baby Jesus. I know I told my family I didn't really want anything for Christmas, but come on! I'm drooling. If you know me or anything about me you know that this bike fits me and my personality. I would ride it ALL. OVER. TOWN.

It's pretty!

They have lots of neato beach bikes and if I was rich I would buy lot's of them! I haven't really been that into bikes because most bikes have boring old shapes and boring old colors. And I'm just not a boring girl. I'm not really much of a bike rider either but after seeing these gas prices and having to fill up, I think I'm might become one. Plus the exercise! Maybe thats how I'll sell the idea to my parents. Buy me a bike and I'll get exercise...and save the enviroment.

I hope santa treats me with one of those next year. I'll even ride it in the snow! I promise! Well probably not the snow, but I would sure as hell ride it in the summer. I'm hardcore like that.
I've been sick for most of the week. 'Tis fun! I haven't really been sick since I've been here and this week it wasn't so bad except for yesterday afternoon when I thought my head was going to pop off from all the congestion.

My host dad was gone for most of the week. (yes!) Things just run WAY more smoothly when he's not here. I don't know why. When he walks in the house everything falls apart. The house turns into a zoo and I don't like zoo's.

Tonight was no different. I told the kids that at 6 we could all sit down, cuddle and watch Rudolph. Perfect easy night. (My host parents are going out for dinner tonight so I can get away with this shit) Host Dad walks in the house at 5:40 and decides that he is going to whip out the fancy saw and start cutting the blocks of wood for the kids' derby race cars. Beh. The was a zoo. I couldn't get them settled down until 6:45. After he disrupted us he went upstairs and they got ready for dinner. So much for my nice low-key evening with the kiddies. Hmpf.