Nov. 15th, 2007 06:40 pm
aerdran: (Cute snowman)

Do any of you like Kawaii stuff? You know, that cute, adorable stuff that I just recently found out about and am probably going to get pulled into because of the cute factor at some point soon?

Want a source for buying some cute Kawaii things? Well, how about a Livejournal shop just for that purpose!?

If any of you on my friends list are Kawaii fans, I urge you to visit [livejournal.com profile] itsmelbabe. She's got some really cute things, and the prices are right. Give it a look and see if there's anything you like! You'd be doing me a favour by supporting a friend of mine, and you'd get some really great stuff!

aerdran: (Madison)
Wow, it's hard to believe that it's only four days until Christmas. What a cool thing! I need to finish some Christmas shopping, but that's hopefully happening tonight. Luckily, we've gotten the bulk of it done already, which is a nice change. Usually we're caught in the Christmas Eve rush, wondering if we'll be able to manage everything. No such worries this time! It's a good feeling, it is.

To catch up on other things that have been going on, I went to the police station yesterday for some talk. Yes, I figured I'd do it in person instead of calling. It's so much harder to be put on hold that way, after all. John didn't like the idea of me going there, or even talking to them, but I won't be interfered with when it comes to some things. I had my say, which makes me happy. And got an apology out of the deal, because he knew they were out of line about it. After all, they don't follow up on all tips, and this one obviously wasn't all that solid.

Hopefully we won't run into this kind of trouble again. It just annoys the hell out of me that people are suspects simply because of their race. This has to change someday, and I wish that it would happen soon. It was cathartic to rant, though. I enjoy not letting people get a word in edgewise when I'm doing that, because it's quite satisfying to know that I can shut them up and make them look sheepish. And he did, too. I'm not going to just sit still and let people harass my kids, and I made a big point of that with him. I also warned him that we have a number of guests of which Mankin won't approve, and that with his becoming more and more of an annoyance, they may end up with conplaints, tips, etc. from the man. We'll see what happens there. I'm still considering talking to Mankin and giving him a piece of my mind, so we'll see there, too. Susan is keeping an eye on the place since she took in some of the group of people that came up, and so that could be interesting. She's going to call if something starts so I don't miss it. He won't like having to deal with some of these people, I can guarantee that. They're very cool, after all.

I guess that's it. Hopefully I'll get to go shopping soon. I'm sure Becky would love to keep an eye on the baby when we go. She did go sooooo long without her, after all. Poor Becky was deprived. I'm sure she agrees.
aerdran: (Default)
Woo, what a day. Actually, more like what a night. John got home later than expected, and we had to go to Wal-Mart to go shopping for some things, including coats for the kids. It's always a treat taking the kids to the store. Madison stayed here to be watched by Becky and well, just about everyone else, and I tell you that it can be hard to leave the baby when you're a new mom. It's not that I worry that something is going to happen to her or anything since she has so many competent people watching her, it's just that I miss her. But I managed to survive.

We did fill a cart full of stuff, though. We got Madison her Christmas present from Jason since he knew just what he wanted to get her, and we got some more stuff for the baby, including the essentials such as diapers. We also found this cool bear that, when you turn it on, makes womb sounds to help comfort the baby. She seems to be rather fascinated with it. It's also cool because it has a velcro strap to attach it to the side of the crib so it doesn't pose a risk to the baby by falling on her face or something.

I did take her in to see Cult for awhile earlier today, and laid her on the bed next to him at one point, telling him I needed to use the bathroom. Yes, I did that on purpose. See, I wanted him to know that I trust him alone with her, and figured that was the best way to do it. He looked rather unsure when I did it, but I didn't give him a chance to protest too much. I'm sneaky that way. I spent a little over five minutes away from them, and when I went back into his room, he was lying on his side next to her and just watching her. I doubt that he took his eyes off of her for even the briefest of moments. She was even smiling at him. I think that it did help him to feel better about it all around. Hopefully this will help him to feel better about himself. The one thing I wish I could give him for Christmas is a sense of self-worth, because he sure as hell both needs and deserves it. Maybe Madison will help him with this. I think she has a shot, I really do.

Friday is Allyn's birthday, which is odd to me. She's going to be 15 years old. I have a hard time looking at her and seeing a blooming adult. She's still my little girl in my eyes. It's hard for me to see my kids grow up. Even with my two older boys it was weird, and I adopted them in their teens. Bait was more difficult in that respect because he was so vulnerable when I started taking care of him. He still is at times, although I think he's starting to get past some of it. It can be hard, because I don't feel like he needs me like he used to, which is a common thing with parents, I'm sure. But I know that there are times he does really need me, and I'm glad to be there for him. He still has bad dreams at times, and there are other times that his leg still bothers him immensely, and then I can feel all motherly and take care of him.

So yeah. I'm in and odd mood, I think. Not a bad one at all. I can't be in a bad mood, Christmas is coming. I still have decorating and baking to do. And cuddling. There is much cuddling to be done.
aerdran: (Winged Horse)
I have decided that time goes toooooo slow. I'm getting very impatient for this baby to pop out. My body would like to have a break, too. Today my back is killing me and my bad hip is bitching at me to get this little thing out. Soon soon soon. Although it seems like forever.

I went to the doctor on Friday, and things are still going well. He assured me that I wouldn't have the baby this weekend, which I didn't, so he was right. At the moment, she feels like she's at least a hundred pounds, all weighing down on my poor hips.

We did manage to go shopping for the crib and a few clothes the other day, though. This is a good thing. We put the crib on layaway and it should be picked up on Thursday. It wouldn't fit in our car, so we're waiting for my mom to come up with her station wagon to help get it. I will feel much better when we get it here and set up. We bought the cutest little Care Bears (yes James, Care Bears!) bed set with sheet, comforter, bumper, etc. to go with it. Finally got the baby book as well. We're seriously lacking in the clothes department, though. Mostly we got some onesies, although we managed one outfit. We need to find some sleepers and all here soon. We didn't see any when we went to Wal-Mart, but I'm going to look more thoroughly on Thursday with my mom. Of course, I suspect we're going to be inundated with things from friends here soon, so that will be nice.

I have decided that the baby and our cat Lucifer will get along swimmingly. It's really weird, but every single time that Lucifer climbs up here to lie down, the baby starts kicking. It doesn't matter what time of day or anything, it gets her going rather enthusiastically. It's only the one cat, too. Any other cat jumps up here and she doesn't do the same thing. Very very funny. I think Madison has a favourite kitty.

And now I must go and see if I can manage to stand up long enough to do the dishes. Tis my turn to do them, after all, and I need to get to it before someone sneaks in and does them instead. These people are sneaky that way.
aerdran: (Default)
Happy Christmas Eve everyone!

It's been a long day, but a good one. We went out to finish Christmas shopping, and are now in the process of wrapping and also waiting for the kids to go to bed so we can work on stockings and the like. I'm getting antsy for tomorrow! My mom will be here adding to the huge mix of people, and I just love having all these people here. I have so many things to open that I might be doing so until next Christmas. And I can't wait to see how people like what I've gotten for them. It's always so cool to see how much they enjoy things.

Mikel's actually resting at the moment, though I don't know for how long. He exhausted himself today and since he didn't sleep well last night, as well as several nights before it, he pretty much fell asleep on the couch as soon as we got back. Vernon went over and curled up with him and it's so cute. I really hope his infection goes away and he gets to feel better for Christmas. He's too stubborn for his own good, after all, and he really should be in the hospital. Infected burns are very dangerous. Hell, he's having a hard time with his whole right arm. Vernon leaned against it earlier today and I saw Mikel bite down on his tongue to keep from making any noise to show that it hurt. Stubborn stubborn stubborn. Worry worry worry. Maybe he'll be more inclined to go to the hospital after Christmas if he still has problems. He really doesn't want to miss any of this.

As for Cult, I think he kind of dreads Christmas, at least up until he sees that the day will go well. He didn't have the best time at Christmas before he ran away, and well, until he came here, he didn't do much to celebrate it. At least we don't horribly emphasize the religion of the day, because that would really back him off. It's now become one of those days when he really sees how much we all care about him, so maybe he even is kind of starting to look forward to it. I hope so. I really want him to be happy. That's my biggest Christmas wish. I'd love to see him genuinely smile. Someday, I hope.

Anyway, I really should get back to dealing with presents and stuff. I can at least wrap things, so I don't feel totally useless. I'm trying to keep from going to sleep too early too, because I want to do the stocking thing. I'd hate missing that just because I wear out easily. We'll see how it goes.

I hope you all have a great Christmas, I'll be thinking about you. Take care and I love you all!

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