Monday, September 1, 2008

Writers Block - JUNK

1. Can't think of a DANG thing to write about. My mind is mush. I have no stories to report or exciting news to exclaim. Because of this, I will write some junk. Whatever is on my mind.

2. School starts tomorrow for Kora (K) and Jakob (3rd). Kora is nervous. She said she's scared that kids aren't going to like her or they are going to make fun of her. She was SUPER picky when we went school clothes shopping. She kept saying the things I picked out were "babyish". We found some cute baby doll shirts that she liked because they looked like mine (??) so we bought them. When we got home, she tried them on and decided that she thought they made her look "big" like with a big belly. UGH, whatever Kora. Unfortunately for her, I'm not returning them. I think they make her look PRECIOUS as opposed to some of the grownup shirts there that made her look older than 5. She's already growing too fast anyway, I'm not going to rush her growth by buying her clothes that look like a WOMAN should wear. You gotta love girls though.

3. Jake IS NOT excited about school, not the slightest bit. That's all I have to say about that.

4. The kids had to get physicals for the school year. Apparently, the Virginians here think that if you move to their state from any other state you bring cooties with you. You aren't allowed to even START school without a current physical (unless you're already a Virginian because they like to intermingle their already existing cooties). When Jake did his, we found out something interesting. Jake is deaf in his right ear. Well, at least that's what the doctor said. He failed the hearing test on his right ear THREE times. He passed the left ear on the first try without a single problem. We are being referred to an audiologist to further investigate this phenomenon. The doctor said it's obviously not a blockage issue. He checked the ear and saw the drum perfectly clear. He said if there IS an issue and he really cannot hear, then it's a sensory issue. His drum isn't getting the message to his brain to "listen up!". Not sure how I feel about this. Kinda bummed. Actually really bummed, that is, if it's a correct diagnosis. Why do all the bad things seem to happen to Jake. His strabismus, bifocals, eye surgery, lazy eye, and now hearing problems? What the crap? If we go to the audiologist and find out he really cannot hear, he'll have to have a hearing aid in that ear. How freakin sad is that?! This may sound completely stupid, but if you know Jake, you know how much being a Marine means to him. If he can't hear, he can't be a Marine. Bad news for a determined little booger like himself. I hate this.

5. Austin and I came up with the brilliant idea of renting Sleepy Hollow for the kids thinking it would be a good fun movie for them to watch the night before school. It's the one with Johnny Depp. We've seen it but it was quite some time ago. Yea...not the best idea. I kinda forget about all the decapitation it SHOWS and the scary witch lady who looks like a tree, and then all the bloody heads that roll out of the old tree while he's chopping through it as blood is being strewn all over his face. Hmm... We may very well end up with 3 scared heathens in our room tonight who keep having flashes of their head being chopped off by a headless horseman.

6. So go to the Transformers Movie website and send a personalized message to someone you know with a phone call from Optimus Prime! It's really cool. They include names and stuff like that. Lindsay did it to me and Jake listened, he loved it. I sent it to a few people I knew would enjoy a laugh. You should too!

7. I'm so FREAKIN anxious to find out our duty station after TBS I can hardly STAND it. I keep looking up all the bases online to "prepare" as much as I can once we do find out. Austin said they are SUPPOSED to know on the 16th but he also said it's the Marines and they don't do anything when they say they will. SOO, I must wait. We had to turn in our requests putting our choices in order of desire. We did...
1. Hawaii
2. West Coast (San Diego or 29 Palms - blah)
3. Japan
4. East Coast (North Carolina)
They say they will try to give you what you want based on your rank amongst your peers. Austin is in the top 5 of the attorneys so we have a good chance of getting what we want. We just have to hope they have open spots. If not, they will go down our list until they find a fit so really it's just the luck of the drawl. They are all on the beach (except 29 palms which is why I think it's blah) so almost any of the choices are good. Wherever we get sent, we'll be there for 2 years. It's SO HARD to just sit and wait. I wanna know SO BAD, I'm dying. I should be thankful because most of the guys aren't only waiting for their duty station, they are also waiting for their MOS (job as a Marine). We obviously don't have to wait for that because Austin is a law contract so that's his MOS. I'm being elementary for those of you who don't know the language. Not that I DO know the language. Half the time I don't know what people are saying when they talk military. Bonnie especially. She throws around abbreviations almost as much as she says "and" or "freakin". I usually get lost in the conversation but I play it cool and just nod my head like I know what she's sayin. Okay. This is turning into a post of it's own. I told you my head is mush. Is anyone still listening to this?

7. Isaak loves his car seat now, and I mean LUVS!!! When we go anywhere he will fall asleep and then stay asleep the entire time. It's SO nice. I told you this before but I've never had a kid that loves to be in their car seat as an infant. You know the ones that just sit in it at church sleeping the whole time, or at the mall in their stroller just snoozing? Well it's a BOUT time! I got one of those babies!! I love it! Even when we get home and take the seat in, he will stay asleep in it for hours. It's almost TOO good to be true. Bad thing is I have to carry that dumb bucket seat, but good news is, I don't have to worry about a crying baby.

8. Isaak farts ALL the time. LOUD ones. Ones big enough to sound like adult farts. Farts that embarrass me because I think people are thinking it's ME.

9. I got a doctor appointment on Wed, FINALLY. I need to have my 6 week check up with an OBGYN but can't until I see the doctor on Wed and get a referral to one. UGH. My uterus is craving attention. I need birth control. I'm worried my insides are in the wrong place since I haven't been checked. My first crimson tide was 18 days long. Not good.

10. I have 34 days left in my twenties. *shiver*

11. I'm sad my sister Amy the photographer isn't close so I can document my Isaak's baby years. If I think about it too much I start to tear up and get a sick feeling in my stomach. Do I chance taking him to some budget photography studio just to get some shots? If I do, I know I'll compare them to Amy's and be unhappy that I spent money on crap. I took my cheap (by this I mean free) sister for granted while living in Dallas. Now I don't wanna spend big bucks for someone other than my sister to do the pics. I'm sad and mad and...sad again.

12. I hate Austin's ghetto rap ring tone.

13. Love this number, I'm stopping here. OOH RAH!

15 comments:

Bonnie said...

So I was beginning to think you didn't love me anymore and then way way way down I saw it... "Bonnie says...." and I was whole again. My Jessica does still love me... ahhhh.
Anyway, so I am kinda with you on the whole hearing thing. I don't think that it will be a big deal, but you always want your kids to be healthy and happy. And well, a hearing aide means both of those choices are in jeopardy. It's mainly sad because of his marine ambitions.. poor guy!
Well, here's to keeping your fingers crossed for HAWAII!!!

David & Teresa George said...
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David & Teresa George said...

I hope my Jakob is OK. Your right he does have a lot of things that seem to happen to him. I think it is because he is so good and special that Heavenly Father knows he can handle it and can grow from them. Do you mean you will find out where your going this month? Love Dad P.S. We had a small labor day get together and missed your family.

Lindsay said...

now you know how i feel EVERY TIME i think about you two. "oh wait... they are TOO FAR AWAY" ...then comes the sick stomach and then comes the crying.... Don't worry... eventually you have to just de-sensitize yourself to it so you can't get sad. Just remember who IS near you and be grateful. As for all your other "junk" all very entertaining. Don't worry... it wasn't mush... it was very interesting... well... for a labor day with nothing to do... i can't wait til we have a baby.

Lindsay said...

OH... i almost forgot!!!! Jakob!!!... that hurts my heart... but then again... I'M deaf in my right ear and it's no big deal...but then again... IIII don't want to be a Marine... I love my jake... :/ Tell him that Ni is deaf in the same ear and ask him if it's hard for him to tell what direction someone is calling his name from when they yell for him... that's a good test.

David & Teresa George said...

See Bonnie now you know how i feel. I am barely mentioned on jessica's bloggage but then I got my own post and now I am feeling fulfilled. Imagine being the mother of the blogger who never mentions you. Whew! I guess I am where she gets her immaturity when it shows it's ugly head. I do tend to be more immature than mature but i don't mind...I will eventually have a boook written about me and I cannot think of a better writer than my Jessica because her blogs are hilarious! Love you baby...mutha

David & Teresa George said...

Jess I sent you a text about how I know lots of people who are deaf in one ear and even the doctors who helped us with Lindsay's ear when she was a little one said that hearing out of one ear is no big deal because so many people are that way and lead normal lives. Although, I do realize that my Jakob will be very sad that he cannot be a Marine if this is true and that alone makes me sad right there because I know how much his little heart is set on that. Mawmaw

Valinda said...

Why??? WHY!!!!! WHY?!?!?!?! Did you have to say you only have 34 days left of your 20's WHY????? That means I have 33! I was loving your random blog spew up until that point now I have to face the music myself...*sniffle* I thought you were my friend...is this because I didn't mention fondant is like playdoh? I'm sorry about Jake that will be so sad if it's true. *sigh* now I'm depressed

Laura said...

i'm sad for Jake too. But at least you found out about it now b/e Virginia thinks Texans have cooties--we probably do. And nice try covering your farts by bloggin that it's Isaak. NOONE BELIEVES YOU! Would you like to download some of Jeremy's Barry Manilow for Austin's new ringtone? (Hint--it could be worse than rap!)

Paige said...

Writer's block? That doesn't look much like a writer's block to me.
I really liked my hubby's rap ring tone that reminded me of sweet college dance parties. Now it's just always on vibrate and it kinda makes me feel old and business-ey.

the ragsdales said...

I can't wait to hear about the kids first day of school. Do they still do hearing tests in school? When we were little there were special days devoted to that and checking for scoliosis (sp?). So...when do you move to the duty station after you find out?

SM said...

I had to Google "strabismus". I had no idea Jake had eye issues. They look like they cooperate with each other (his eyeballs I mean)... But as for the hearing, seriously DO NOT worry about it. It's no big deal in the course of life, and even in the case of the Marine thing, it's not the end of the world (meaning, he could still have it corrected). I have a completely deaf guy in my office, and there are SO MANY surgical advancements, I have no doubt that by the time Jake is an adult, it will be a non-issue. The guy in my office already had a cochlear implant that gave him hearing in one ear, but didn't have the other one done because of all the new techniques on the horizon. Seriously, don't worry.

Amanda said...

I am so sorry about the hearing test:( I hope it turns out to be nothing......

Amanda said...

YOU WANT TO GO TO JAPAN!!!!??????

Tara and family said...

Don't be afraid of Japan, it was my favorite country and still is!!! I would go there in a HEART BEAT!!! I will give you LONG shopping lists if you go there. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Japan!!!! If you get that assignment, I will have lots to tell you about. :) I just hope you will go to the mainland, near Tokyo, that's the best place. If you do, Lindsay and I will come visit you and have some freakin awesome times in the city!!! I hope things work out with Jake, I'm sure they will. And I am officially going to boss you around and tell you to quit your moaning about being 30. 30 ROCKS!!! I LOVE being in my 30's I will NEVER wish I was in my 20's EVER. The most shallow, self-centered, UGLY years are in your 20's. Women truly start to know themselves in their 30's, start to define who they really are, start to develop wisdom, depth, and serious beauty that goes beyond having stupid perfect 20 yr old skin. Honestly, the most striking and captivating women are OVER 30! Change your attitude about it woman! It's time to celebrate!!! (sorry about the lecture, love ya!)