ok, so now that that has been established i will try to explain. between the 18 feet of snow that has fallen over the course of this winter and the 14 days accumulated without power and the frustration that i suffer from having dial up internet it is fair to say that blogging just hasnt been a recent priority. it also could have something to do with the fact that, joey is playing volleyball AND fast pitch softball and gilli and aisy both are back dancing, so let's just say that mommy's aspiration to be a small town blogger has been put on the back burner.
so lets catch up.
the last storm dropped about 6 feet of snow over a 5 day period, yes that is a lot of snow. the plow man and i are no longer on speaking terms due to his insistence of daily burying us alive. i know it's his job to keep the roads clear but he would literally wait until my husband had left for work and then commence with putting up a 6 ft high by 5 ft deep berm across my driveway that i would then have to shovel out so that J could get back in every night. the other issue i have with this is that on my property is a main power pole that PG&E has to have access to in order to restore power. this was explained to him politely and after day 4 of him doing this it was explained again, by banging on his door and waving a shovel. safe to say our friendship has ended.
aisy was finally cleared to go back to dance! thank you to whatever higher being heard my prayer as i am not sure how much longer she was going to be able to go without dancing and manage to not explode. she has her first make up lesson tonight as her parade class is getting ready to perform in the Mother Lode Round-Up Parade, the second largest parade in California. so fingers crossed all, lets hope it goes well and there is no pain.
we have had some serious sibling issues around here. it has genuinely been like watching the movie, mean girls. joey and aisy seem to have this exclusive little clique that doesnt include gilli and i am downright tired of it. it wouldnt be so bad if they were just unaware that their behavior was hurtful but when i talked to them about it, they let me know that they were well aware and the really just dont seem to care. this left me know choice but to intervene. one example, is that aisy and joey like to have sleepovers in each others rooms but refuse to include gilli. neither one of them will do a sleepover with her individually or when they are together and the fact that she feels left out and hurt doesnt seem to bother either of them. i gave them a choice, either you include gilli or there will be no more sleepovers. they chose not to have sleepovers any more. i dont think i have ever been more disappointed in my children than i was at that moment. :( i think if they could have given some kind of reason, like, gilli picks her nose and eats her boogers, or she smells because she refused to bathe, i might have felt differently and seen some reason for their behavior, but this is not the case, they said "we just dont want to." i have to say that this was a blow to my ego as a mom and a heartbreak for my littlest girl. thankfully, i was wise enough to discuss this with them when she was not around because i dont think i could bear the look on her face if she could have heard them. i have officially disbanded 'the mean girl' club and if they apply for another charter they will find out in no uncertain terms that they are not welcome here.
on a lighter note, harley is getting huge and such a sweetie. we all still adore him, however, we are having some serious behavior issues relating to seperation anxiety. everytime we leave the house without him, he gets into stuff and chews. my philosphy on this has always been, "if you dont want it chewed then put it away". harley is actually getting in to things that are put away, he has figured out how to open cupboards and manages to get up on my desk, so any help that anyone can suggest, i am sooooo open to some advice here. on the upside we have been doing more walking now that some of the snow is melting off and he is doing so much better on the leash.
well, i think that gets us caught up for now. happy saturday!!!!