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13 November 2007 @ 09:35 am
Pay no attention to the cranky girl behind the curtain.  

May I bitch for a moment?

Hubs got back without new head for the wall or freezer full of steaks, and for that I am thankful.  What I'm not thankful for is the fact that he dumped all his dirty laundry next to the washer and left it.  I stared at it loathingly for two days then washed it.  Not with a joyful heart.

My youngest got strep and passed it on to me, as I get it whenever anyone in a ten foot radius has been exposed.  Bastard viruses.  Or whatever they are.

Had to go to a kid party on Saturday.  Words aren't enough to express how much I can't stand these.

Thursday is Thanksgiving dinner at the kids' school.  I hate these a skosh less.  Maybe me being sick *cough* will get me out of it.

Hubs informed me that our house payment will go up 250% for the new house.  *gulp*  I'm sorry, I know I have a liberal arts degree, but WOWZA.  I hope we don't end up with a pretty house and no money to buy food.

Does anyone ever get poster's remorse?  You post something and then...  you just want to delete it IMMEDIATELY, for fear it's offensive, or not good enough, or makes you a liitle sick?  I may be just being dramatic.  It's an occupational hazard.

My playwrighting class *GLARES AT STUDENTS* is way, way behind.  We have seriously got to get it in gear, or the Spring semester will NOT go as planned.  I like plans.  I like it when they go my way.  As it stands now, they are most definitely NOT going my way.

I agreed to do costumes for A Christmas Carol.  You know, it's simple.  "NO."  That's all I had to say, and yet, I'll be up sewing til 3 a.m. soon.  *sigh*

The holidays are coming.  THAT always makes me want to go hide in a cave for two months.  

And a short cute kid story:


Aaron.  Mommy?  Where's my sword?

Carrie.  The last time I saw it it was in the laundry room.

Aaron.  On the wetter?

Carrie.  The what, now?

Aaron.  The wetter.  It's next to the dryer.

Carrie.  The washer?

Aaron. (unconcerned) Yeah.


My heavens, I love that kid.

Have you heard that song down there?  I know it's a GAP ad, but I LOVE it! 

I hear:: Take me the Way I am - Ingrid Michaelson
(Anonymous) on November 13th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
Bitch away!! You poor thing.....yucky hunting laundry, strep, a kids party, and the impending Holidays all while making costumes for A Christmas Carol. Makes me want to break out in hives.

Sounds like you need a Sonic diet Coke! (have you ever tried it with cherry? I know that kind of negates the whole diet thing....but totally worth it on a bad day)

Hope this helps your day a little......I am almost done with your Ang-made-just-for-Carrie-surprise! If all goes to plan, you should have it before Thanksgiving!

Carrie Leigh: I talk to myselfcarrie_leigh on November 13th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
I'm mailing yours TODAY! It's in the car right now!
Kate: Minervamugglechump on November 13th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
Please, feel free to gripe whenever necessary. That's a large part of what LJ is for. It's so we don't go broke on psychiatric bills.

Meredith recently left me a gift of dirty laundry, too. I glared at it for longer than two days, though. Eventually I needed to wash my clothes, which necessitated washing her's as the pile was large enough that it took over the top of the 'wetter'. *snickers*

I am right there with you on the poster's remorse. Usually, though, I'm able to go back and read whatever I wrote a few days later and see some good in it. Usually.

Why must one person sew all the costumes? That seems like a large amount of work for one person. Can you go back and tell them you'll only have time to do some of them? Maybe they could find another sucker volunteer to help you?

Kids parties are hell. There's no way around it. Thank God Chuck E. Cheese sells beer. (Actually, I've always thought Chuck E. Cheese would be a great place for an adult party. Who wouldn't want to climb around in those tubes while completely schnockered?)
Carrie Leigh: Cinically Insanecarrie_leigh on November 13th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
I'm not doing ALL the costumes. Just the ghosts and Marley. The most detailed, labor-intensive ones that can't be bought. And I do have a staff (of one). But I'm so type A that it has to be done my way to my specifications. I really need a valium. Or four.

LJ is cheaper than the psychiatrist, huh? That is an excellent way of looking at it!
seegrim: cuddly Jamesseegrim on November 13th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
You're sick now, too? I'm SO sorry. That really is not fun.

250% Oh my. That is quite a bit. But, for most people, their house is their biggest investment, so if you're house-poor for awhile, at least it's for a good cause, right? (trying to be positive)

Good luck to you with the sickness and whatnot. I hope you're taking good care of yourself.

Here's my new cuddly James Marsden icon to cheer you up. :)
Carrie Leigh: boys in books are bettercarrie_leigh on November 13th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
HOW CUTE IS YOUR NEW ICON?! I love it SO much. I actuallly squealed a little. Ahem.
seegrimseegrim on November 13th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
Btw, what was the poster's remorse for? Too personal?

Oh,and if you like the icon, check out the bigger pic:

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Carrie Leigh: It's exhaustingcarrie_leigh on November 13th, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
You are the best friend, like ever! *pets James/Cormac*

And what don't I have poster's remorse over?
I'm just me: emo teddyairmidm on November 13th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
Bitch away, believe me you deserve it with all you have going on.

*hugs* Hope you and the little one get better soon.
Carrie Leigh: tea makes it bettercarrie_leigh on November 13th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks... we're on the mend. Lots of antibiotics. Blech.
I'm just me: Villeairmidm on November 14th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
I hope they work quickly! Does the little one give you trouble taking meds? I know mine hate to. *hugs*
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on November 14th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
The drama that ensues when we go to give him the medicine is worthy of the Broadway stage. Yes, he hates taking meds.
I'm just me: Supernaturalairmidm on November 14th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
I can imagine *shudder* All of mine flip out at the hint of meds, doctors, and so on.
Jessicatudorrose1533 on November 13th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, Aaron is so cute!

And yes, I adore that song. It was my theme song for the month I was obsessed with it. (I've now moved on to "Fidelity" by Regina Spektor. But I'm sure I'll go back soon.)
Carrie Leigh: record/Cassandrecarrie_leigh on November 13th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
I have it on repeat. I can't help it! It's fantastic!
Mala: Earth at night13oct on November 13th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
Wow you sure do have a hectic life... and to be sick on top of all that - you poor thing. I hope u get well soon.

Carrie Leigh: cliffs of insanitycarrie_leigh on November 13th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
I'm okay, though. My life is no more hectic than yours!

Thanks for the hugs!
sue_bridehead on November 13th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
Grrr to the hubster. Why do we wives always have to wash everything they wear, use, dry off with, etc.? Do washers come with some sort of anti-male force field that keeps them from getting any nearer than dropping stuff off in a pile in front of it? *sigh* And my son's just as bad, only his stuff doesn't even leave his bathroom. Part of the reason he has the downstairs bedroom...it's closer to the laundry room.

I'm sorry to hear you're sick. No, you're entitled to bitch at will on your own LJ. I do so occasionally.

Bleh, costume duty. I just finished with my annual costume duty. ;)

OMG, the wetter - what a scream! Makes sense to me. It "wets" things, and the other machine "dries" things. ^_^ You'll have to tell your boys someday how much they entertained us all, even if they didn't mean to.
Carrie Leigh: miss grumpy pantscarrie_leigh on November 13th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
I think they'd be horrified if they knew just how much we all laughed at their expense.

Ahhh.... the force field. That explains everything.
sue_bridehead on November 13th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
I think they'd be horrified if they knew just how much we all laughed at their expense.

My son would have been traumatized(!), but my daughter is pretty good about laughing at herself. She will sometimes say, "Tell me funny things I used to say." ^_^
dragonsangel68: Housework is evildragonsangel68 on November 13th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
I hear you on the laundry *nods* Really, why is it so much trouble for them to open the lid, put it in and turn the machine on?

I hope you're feeling better soon *hugs*

Aaron is too cute!
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Draco - The LOOKjandjsalmon on November 13th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)

I go through Posters remorse often. Usually I delete... (see my Halloween voice posts... oh wait - you can't lol!)

I'm sorry you're sick, Perse. That SUCKS! At the clinic there has certainly been a rise in throat swabs... so it's just that time of year... but boo hiss anyway.

And I feel sorta bad that Nolan didn't get an Elk... but then he goes and does the laundry thing... no feeling bad for him anymore. :(

*huggles you*
dL: pointsdieloreley on November 14th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
*huggles you* I got out of a kid's party on Saturday thanks to my last exam, but it looked horrific lots of fun for my parents! Can you bail for fear of 'getting the kids sick'?

The wetter! Oh my goodness! I am so using that from now on! *giggles* Your AJ's too funny for words!

Our summer holidays are coming up -- the thought of spending all day, every day with a 6 year old with no volume control scares me a bit. But I know you'll come out of it sane! *hug*

As for poster's remorse? I do delete them... or at least make them private for me to laugh at later. Most of them are just big long whinges that no one should have to put up with. But yours are funny, Carrie, it's your wit.
dL: rosedieloreley on November 14th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
p.s. Eeeek! Wizard of Oz reference! Must see that movie again!
Numbaby: veilnumbaby on November 16th, 2007 06:52 am (UTC)
Bitching is what I'm here for! (And cuddles. And vodka. Since you don't like tequila.)

Vent away, sweet heart, and I'll do my best to cheer you up as well as you've done for me. Here goes:

Neil, Draco, leather pants, reviews, chocolate, vodka, vacations, standing ovations, musicals, men in suits, high heels, sleep ins, servants.

Did it work?
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on November 16th, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC)
You ROCK, sister. That is a fabulous list of joy-making things. I LOVE it! And you!