Sunday, November 15, 2009

Missing Wedding Rings

I always take off my rings when I shower. I don't like my hair to get caught in the prongs and my lotion always makes them filthy. I put them on the bathroom counter where I will remember to put them back on after I lotion. And that is exactly what I did two days ago, except that Payton was in the bathroom with me and saw me take them off. So, of course, that's what he wanted to play with. I took them away from him and when he wasn't looking, I put them in the same place, but under a washcloth. Later that day, I realized I hadn't put my rings back on after showering. I didn't think anything about it because it's not uncommon for me to forget them. Out of sight, out of mind. So this morning, I went looking for them, and they were gone!! I knew exactly who moved them. Payton has always enjoyed the bathroom. Lots of stuff to get into. In fact, the previous night, I had fished a brand new unraveled roll of toilet paper out of the toilet that had been forgotten to be flushed. And that was my first thought this morning when I realized they were missing. I looked all around the bathroom, but did not find them. I started to cry because I just knew my rings were in the city sewer system!! After church, we had lunch. I went to the bathroom and found signs that Payton had been there again! I keep a formula divider on the counter for Jackson's middle of the night bottle and I noticed that the faucet was dripping and that he had filled the divider (that still had formula in it) with water. Slightly frustrated, I took the divider to the kitchen to clean it out. As I am washing it out, I hear a clank in the sink! I was able to reach down into the disposal and sure enough...There was my wedding ring!! Yeah! At that point I was so relieved to find my wedding ring that I didn't really care if I found my other ring. But when I stuck my finger into the formula mud still stuck in the divider, I found the other ring! Yes!!! So, I think I will be putting my rings in my jewelry box instead of leaving them on the counter.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wow! It's mid-November!!

I can't believe how close Thanksgiving is!! Don't have much planned. I will no longer working starting that week and my parents are taking Payton and Logan camping in California Wednesday-Sunday. Just me and Jax as I assume Moose will be working quite a bit. So, only one more week of work. Yeah!! Anyways, today I did LOTS of laundry. But I was able to kick back a little bit when all the kids went down for a nap. I scooped a bowl of chocolate ice cream and caught up on So You Think You Can Dance and Glee. My two chick shows Moose would rather not watch. Unfortunately, the kids woke up horribly. They all started crying at once. Once fed though, they calmed down. One of them gave me a surprise today...actually, I take that back. Two of them gave me surprises today. Jackson woke up with poop smeared up his back (which initiated my laundry day) and then one of the older boys (I suspect Payton) unraveled an entire roll of toilet paper into the toilet, which had not been flushed the last time it had been used. Not pleasant.

I went to school on thursday to register for classes only to find out I have to show proof of my vaccinations, negative TB test, CPR for healthcare providers, and a fingerprint clearance card. WOW!! So, I am scheduled to take my CPR class on monday night (since my current certification is not for healthcare providers) and I have to copy all my health records which thankfully are all current. I also have to go get my fingerprints taken at a police station. Fun! I will get a fingerprint clearance card in 6-8 weeks, but I only have to prove that I submitted for it to register. Lots to do next week!!

Hope to see you soon!


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hello All!!

Well, it is 2:50am and I am at work. Ironically enough, I am covering a graveyard shift at Gainey. Well, at least I think it's ironic. Anyways, I had a really rough work week this week and am looking forward to sleeping, getting some errands done, and spending some time with family on Sunday for birthdays. I was able to get my FASFA submitted and it looks like I will be getting a grant for school. I just need to go register for classes this week. I'm really excited to start the MA program at Phoenix College. I finally feel like I am going in a direction in life.
The kids are as usual. Payton is doing well in school. So well that he will be moving to a new class in a week. There will be more kids in this class which will hopefully help him share his space and learn to share and cooperate with his peers. Thankfully, his schedule will remain close to his current schedule. For a while there it was looking like he may have to attend an afternoon class at a different school. We are thankful he gets to remain at Cholla.
Logan is still trying to shake a cold he's had for over 2 weeks. But other than a runny nose, he's pretty much back to normal. He's really been into Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs lately. We just bought the movie and he'll watch it several times a day. He'll say,"Dine-a-saw! It's comin'! Big dine-a-saw." And when he's tired of dinosaurs, it goes to Max N Woo Wee (Max and Ruby).
Jackson is becoming more and more like a toddler than a baby. He is crawling and pulling himself up on his knees. And he will get into anything and everything if you leave him be long enough. He's discovered our house plant (not sure if it's gonna make it) and the VCR. I forgot how exhausting this stage is!!
Moose has been busy at his store and we haven't seen much of each other lately. :0( I can't wait to stop working!! Anyways, he's preparing the store for the holidays and just trying to relax when he can in between work, kids, wife, and errands.
Sorry there haven't been any picture lately. Our digital camera got sand in it when we were in San Diego and now the lens won't focus. Along with the camera, our computer monitor died, and so did our TV. It comes in threesright!! Hopefully that means it's over! Our monitor was under warranty, but as for the camera and TV...who knows when they will get fixed. Moose is not enjoying watching TV on a 12 inch screen. :0)

Well, that's the Hunt's life in a nutshell. Hope you all are doing well!! Happy Fall!