Friday, January 27, 2012

Gotta Laugh or You Will Cry

So I have not been on here a lot lately. I have been feeling really tired and school has been weighing me down. As a matter of fact I should be working on the 15 page paper I have due this Sunday but instead I have had to concern my day with the children. I get up and the children are awake. I stop by their room and tell them to wait for just a bit while I shower. I was gone for about 20 minutes so I could shower and get dressed. When I went back to their room and opened the door the first thing that hit me was the stench!

I open the door and there is poo smeared ALL over the floor of the room. James had made the mess and taken a couple of his toy trains and used them to smear the poop around. After a moment of yelling at them I had to start a bath and give James and Joseph a bath (Margaret got her bath yesterday). I still have not figured out how to get the poop off the trains. As for the floor I made James pick up the larger chunks of poop and then I made a token effort to try and clean up the mess but somewhere between the smell and the fact there were still pretty bad stains in the carpet I knew I met my match. I herded the children downstairs and called my favorite carpet cleaning people, Stanley Steemer, to see if they could come out and clean the mess. Thankfully they had an open appointment today and they are there now which is why I have time to write this post. After using a $25 off promo code (ANY25)I have the cost to clean and deodorize the bedroom and stairwell (from an earlier poop incident) was just a small $131 (sarcasm here people). With this, John and his ticket, car being towed and other issues I just feel like we are hemorrhaging money right now. And trust me when i say we DO NOT have money to be hemorrhaging!

Well the carpet cleaning guys have left and my house smells MUCH better. As least I can breathe in here again without gagging. Hopefully there will be no more poop smeared anywhere in the house....I hope! Off to work on my paper.....

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Year and New Hopes

Soooo many things have been changing in my life and not all of the are for the better. First off I have been slacking in posting lately. When life starts to get overwhelming I don't talk to people anymore or even post online. I think I do that because I feel like all I would have to say are negative things so I would rather say nothing.

First off my husband and I have not been getting along for awhile now. We have been on the verge of divorcing for the last 12 months. Things get better and then get worse, way worse, and then better. Things had just been building up going into December. John was driving me crazy by being such a slob. It was to the point that if he was a roommate I would have kicked him out of my house! Then things got bad for Christmas because he did not get any gifts. I did feel bad but I had spent all the money on getting the children gifts. He later told me he was resentful of me buying all the toys for the children and he did not get to pick out anything specific for them.