Friday, November 9, 2007

Three and a half hours....

That's how long I was at the JCPenney portrait studio on Thursday. Three and a half flippin hours. I was so pissed off when I left there. I won't go into all the gory details, but yes we got family pictures and yes they turned out good, but all the crap I went through just to get them picked out and actually get the pictures taken was luadcris! AND I will NEVER go back there EVER again. I said that 2 years ago, but this time I mean it. By the time we left, I was so weak from not eating for oh...5 or 6 hours and DS was hungry. Luckily, they have a play area and DS was a perfect angel.

Several of you left comments telling me to hire a cleaning lady. I have one. But she had a baby on October 17th and is having a hard recovery from her C-section. And it's not the dirt that's killing me, it's the every day pile up of mail, daycare notes, magazines, etc... I did manage to get the table cleaned off tonight so that is a plus. I'm going to try to work on the bar area once I am done here. I am hoping and praying my cleaning lady will be able to come back soon, but when I talked to her on Monday they were talking about opening her back up b/c her incision was infected and had a blood clot in it that wasn't clearing up. So if they did that, I am sure it will be a little while longer. I pay her $100 every 2 weeks and it is well worth it. BUT...she doesn't go through my mail and the daycare papers. She just cleans. It's my job to make sure things are at least straightened up. HA...that hasn't happened in a while.

I had to take DS to the doctor today to get his flu shot. Poor kid....cried and cried. I felt so bad for him. But they gave him a popsicle and once we got out of there, he was fine. I hate being the bad guy and always having to take him for the bad stuff, but that's the life of a mom I guess. Sometimes, it sucks.

I found out today that a good friend of mine had a miscarriage on Wednesday. She was supposed to be 9 weeks, but the baby quit growing at 7 weeks. She was 6 weeks behind me and I was so excited for her. I feel so bad for her. I don't even know what to say. This would have been her 2nd child. I know she will try again, I just hurt for her right now. :(

I think that's it for me tonight. We are leaving in the morning to go visit the family for the weekend. I'm looking forward to it. Gotta get DS a bath and into bed. Have a fantastic weekend!


Tina said...

Hi again! Thank you so much for the comment. Wow, it sure does feel good to know the support is still out there. I'm sorry to hear about your friend. My bff just had a miscarriage recently and she was on her 5th child. I had no idea what to say so I was just there for her. I love that women can do that - we don't have to try to fix it, even with our words. And a big BTW, CONGRATUFREAKINLATIONS ! Wow, see what I miss when I fall off the fat ass wagon. Good luck with your pregnancy! I hope you have a good weekend, get some rest AND a cleaning lady. :))

MMalloy said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friends miscarriage, it is such a hard subject to think about.
I totally agree with you on JCPenny Portrait. We went there last year for family portraits and it took 4-5 hours. We were all so hungry by the end we barely made it. I love the photos I got from it, but they need to work on their process a little!

Steph said...

Having pictures taken is just a beatdown......the family and I haven't had any professionally done in 3 years because it takes forever and everyone ends up arguing by the time it is over. Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like killing each other at a Sears portrait studio!

Since I said all that - I can't wait to see some updated pregnancy photos!!