Friday, May 27, 2011

Today I accomplished quite a bit, such as things that are generally bugging me about the yard. The first thing I did was weed whack the holy crap out of my front yard. The grass was over a foot long and my push mower certainly can't get it. Luckily I only have to do half my yard since I still have a big pile of dirt and gravel in the remaining half. While i did this, Aria rode her bicycle on the sidewalk and was very happy doing so.

Then I got out my new umbrella stand and set up my umbrella on my patio table. The sun can't get me now! Aria played in her pool while I munched on sandwiches, carrots, and havarti cheese. I've had the patio set for two years and this is the first time I've gotten out that umbrella that came with it just because I never got an umbrella stand.

Then I decided to fix the gate. A guy that was helping the neighbors with their car came over and helped me out. I think he came over just because he wanted to see Aria, for he kept telling me how pretty she was and how beautiful her hair was and that she was a little sweetheart. Aria usually gets lots of attention from people, more so when she starts showing off. With the guy's help I got the gate so it will latch again.

We turned off the heat in our house and so naturally the temperature is in the 60's and so we are cold. We don't want to turn it on again, though, because we want to lower our bills. Therefore it is the end of May and I am wearing two shirts in my house. I am really thinking of putting on gloves.

I don't work tomorrow, which is awesome! I took the weekend off to go to the Ren Faire. I wanted to go with Katie from work but then my husband didn't know if he worked Saturday so he changed it to Sunday without me knowing and told our friends we were going Sunday. So they set up plans for Sunday while Katie and I were planning for Saturday. Then Rod didn't have to work and so he tried to switch it back to Saturday, but everyone already planned for Sunday. This is how Rod screwed over my plans to do something with my friends. Katie and I made the plans first and then it just all got messed up. I know it was unintentional, but it was very presumptuous of him. I'd go both days, but we don't have enough money for that.

Aria has been asking me to sing "The Berry Song" which is just me singing lines about berries and then after the third verse saying something silly in the lyrics. Three year olds love anything that isn't correct, especially if you add the words poop or pee in there. For instance, the Berry Song goes kinda like this:

Berries are red
Berries and yummy
Berries are good with bread
They go in your......shoe!

That's gold right there. I spend several minutes a day trying to think up new Berry Song lyrics to please my giggling girl.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Aria's New Bike

Aria has a new bike. The little girl is thrilled beyond belief, and no, I did not buy it.

It's interesting the story as it came about. Therefore I will share it with you. It all started with a message on facebook from PB mommy friend, Mel, saying, "Expect a package." Me, being me, I was highly paranoid and suspicious. At first I thought she was sending me the message by mistake. But, no, it was to me and I didn't know what it was. Nor did I ask. See, I like surprises.

And a surprise it was. A few days ago I was surprised by a knock on the door and the UPS lady holding a very large box for me. A huge bike box.

You see, I was going to get Aria a bike this year. We had been going to Walmart and letting her sit on the bikes. The 12" were perfect for her. We kept saying, "that's an Easter present." "Mom, you should get her that." "We should all pitch in and get her a bike." Well, first taxes were paid, plane tickets were paid, and then the truck broke down. All of this amounted to a lot of money. Therefore Aria didn't get her bike.

And I happened to mention it on an Easter thread in PB. I guess that two of the PB mommies saw the post and thought that I sounded sad that I couldn't get Aria a bike, and every little girl needs a bike. They decided that I had a lot of bad luck recently with the basement, and floods, and truck, and all that I deserved a break-or Aria more specifically.

Thus, Aria's Easter bunnies sent Aria a lovely Easter bike. I pulled it to her and said, "You got a new bike, Honey." She immediately smiled and gave me a big hug, which made me cry.

Daddy put it together the next day. She rode it around the living room. She rode it to the stairway and back. We went to Discovery Park and let her ride it. The whole time she was like, "My bike is awesome." I told her who her Easter bunnies were and when she got the helmet today she told her daddy, "That's from Katie. Katie bought me that."

I am surrounded by so many crappy, horrible people all the time that when someone does something good for me I immediately feel overwhelmed and I feel guilty. Like, I don't deserve it or that I have to pay back anything given to me. I am not going to, I have already said a million thanks and posted a tons of pics. I have to learn to accept gifts with the gratitude and joy that they are given. I'm just happy to know that there's still sweet people in this world. Aria is lucky too that she is so loved.

So thank you again, Tyler, Mel, and Katie.

Ari loves it.