I want Alien Youth

14 Dec 2003 In: Days Go By

Okay, so now I have the newest Skillet cd Collide – well, actually it came in last week, hehe. But now I need Alien Youth, which was the last cd. I have all the others. The first two, Skillet and Hey, You, I Love Your Soul are autographed, even. Invincible might be autographed, I’m not sure. Anyway, I really like Skillet… :-)
I remember when I first heard of them… Jeremy told me this band was playing at his church, would I like to come? It was a while away yet, and I was joining this cd club, so for one of my free selections, I picked Skillet, their only cd out at the time, I believe. Honestly, at first I didn’t like them, but after listening to the cd a couple of times, they grew on me, and now are one of my favorites. So I went to the concert and they signed my cd. Then there was another concert later not long after Hey, You, I Love Your Soul came out, they signed that cd for me too. Of course, that was in the days when there were three members: John, Trey, and Ken. Now there are four: John, Korey (his wife, joined with Invincible), Ben (Invincible), and Lori (Alien Youth). Yeah, it’s not typical for a band to lose two out of three founding members and still survive, get bigger, in fact. I guess it’s ’cause they weren’t that big back then. But I remember Ken and Trey… Ken was the shyest person I think I’ve ever met. Trey was really outgoing. Hehe.
Anyway enough blabbing about Skillet… except all this reminiscing has got me making a page… it’ll be [address removed] – you can go see some pictures of my high school days hehe.
What else is new? Elijah slept for 8 hours again last night, like he did Friday night. It’s good, but by the time the end of it rolls around it’s scary, because it’s like, “Is he breathing down there?” And if you notice the time of post… Elijah’s been in bed for a little bit, it’s early for him!!
Um, we didn’t go to church today – we are trying to keep E from getting the flu. It’s crazy this year, as I’m sure you know. There are two local schools that are closed because of it, even. So we don’t need a lot of people touching him in the nursery, or him being around other kids. At least until this dies out.
We still didn’t get any Christmas shopping done this week. Which really sucks, because the family gatherings start in a week, less than a week actually.
And those ornaments and stuff I ordered for my aunts and uncles… still on back order, well those that haven’t been cancelled. I am so mad. But I have to stick with it because I don’t know what else to do.
I’ve also got an order on Ebay that I paid for by PayPal on the 4th and I don’t think they’ve shipped it yet. They have a high feedback rating and their emails said that if you pay by credit card that they will probably ship the same day or next day. It’s been over a week. I emailed them but no response yet. Grrrr.

Tuesday… I think

9 Dec 2003 In: Days Go By

Yeah, so I think it’s Tuesday…. lol, sometimes the days just run together.
This is going to be a boring week, I guess.

I am getting nervous about Christmas. I hate, first of all, that Christmas is so commercialized, but what are you gonna do?
I’m getting nervous because we are behind in our shopping, more so than usual at this time.
The only ones we have done are Sheila, Elizabeth, my Dad, Sarah, and Steve’s mom (if her thing ever comes in, it’s on backorder grrr). And I am still wanting to get Sheila another something else, to make up for the fact that she already knows what she’s getting, lol. As for everyone else, we have decided what to get C and J, but G, M, R, my mom, Grandpa & V., Grandma H., M2, and Steve’s dad are all mysteries. We know what we want to get Grandma F., but we can’t find it anywhere.
So obviously, I put a lot of thought into all of this. I guess that’s what counts.

So let’s see…..
Sunday I ended up staying home in the morning. Elijah kept waking up all night and finally around 3:30am when I couldn’t get him to sleep, I just left him. I was so tired that I was falling asleep standing next to his crib. I went upstairs and turned the baby monitor off, but I could still hear him screaming. I know that sounds horrible, but I didn’t know what else to do. I didn’t think I’d fall asleep. I’ve NEVER fallen asleep while he’s been awake before, let alone screaming or crying. But I did, and I guess he did too, because about 3 or 3.5 hours later I woke up to him starting to cry. And I thought, “how did the baby monitor get back on?” Apparently, Steve told me in the middle of the night to turn it on and I did – I totally don’t remember that. So then I got him and brought him upstairs with us and fed him and we fell asleep again. But not before I reset my alarm from 7:10 to 7:45. Cause if I got up at 7:45 it was still enough time to get ready for and go to Sunday School. The alarm never went off. And I don’t mean it went off and I hit sleep on it because later when I looked at it, it was still set, and I had been sleeping with my back to it, I awoke in the same position I fell asleep in. Stupid alarm clock. So we woke up at like 9:50 and so Steve went to church without me, because there was NO WAY I could get a shower and get the baby ready and myself and feed the baby and get there in time. Plus, I had been sleeping on a pillow I don’t usually use, and my neck and shoulders hurt so bad I could hardly move. I had taken my two feather pillows (well actually one is Steve’s but I stole it when E was born and he hasn’t gotten it back yet, he doesn’t use it anyway lol) and put them in my “travel pillowcase” (the spongebob one I made – was too big for one, but fits the two perfectly) for the church thing the other night. When we got home, it was brought in and set on the couch. Later, I didn’t want The Rimshot laying on it so I put it on the rocking chair in E’s room. When I went to bed, I noticed it was gone and I was not about to go in his room to get it, risk waking him up. So I was screwed. Yeah, I know how to make a short story a long one, don’t I?
Well then Sunday night we went to pick up Elijah’s photos – and they turned out great. Only this time I was a little dissapointed because last time they gave me the extra prints (the 3.5X5’s, two each, of all poses) and this time they wanted $20 for them, and a free mat. I want to get them though, so I might buy them later, she said they’d prolly keep them till January sometime. We’re just a little extra broke this week because we paid mortgage. We’re always broke after the mortgage payment. :-)
Today is Monday, well now it is Tuesday, but I’ll edit the date on this thing to make sure it goes on the right day, because to me it’s still Monday! Although, all day I kept thinking it was Tuesday, grrr.
I didn’t get anything done today – not due to taking care of Elijah and trying to get a fire going and keep it going – it’s cold today! I learned that our furnace is not hooked up at all anymore. So if there’s no fire, we’re screwed.
Anyway, gotta go check that stupid fire again and get to bed, I’m beat.

moiI'm Valerie and this is where I talk about random things as well as what interests and keeps me occupied: photography, digital scrapbooking, crochet for fun and sale, Origami Owl (see below), or whatever else I feel like! I'm the mother of two, including a preemie who's now a toddler diagnosted with apraxia (of speech), a wife of one, and a second generation homeschooler.

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