Thursday, August 31, 2006

What a day!

Maggie lost her first tooth! She is HYSTERICAL! And... so am I. She lost it at school. She walked to the nurses office (BY HER SELF!) and recieved a tooth shaped box to keep her tooth in.

I was down in Chico with Becky and Heather

We had TONS OF FUN! And went to many of the craft stores in town.

My mom and my littlest brother and sister got a dog today and are loveing "louie" !

Anyways... tired... can't think or spell... must sleep to live!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

How do people do this?

I am doing my best to be edifying and not cuss like a sailor!

But how in the *&#$ do uneducated people manage to cut through all the red tape!

We are on food stamps and Medi-Cal... when Amie was born I called and asked what I needed to give them. MY NEW case worker told me I needed to get a birth certificate. So I gave her a birth certificate. I new I needed a SS# and went to the SS Office. They said I needed a birth certificate and another form of identification. But because she was born at home... we had nothing. So I needed a medi-cal #. I called my case worker. SHE NEVER ANSWERS THE PHONE! But 4 days later I get a medi-cal card in the mail. Then my husband gets laid off. She asks for proof of unemployment amount. I sent it to her. Then I get a letter in the mail stating I need to give her proof of termination (Doesn't unemployment count?!?) and 1 months worth of paycheck stubs. After doing all of this I thought I was in the clear. Then I get a letter saying that my food stamps are being canceled at the end of the month! UG! So I read that unemployment is paying us $1800 a month and it is $200 more than the allowed income for 4 people... Well we have 5... clearly she didn't add Amie. So I call... NO ANSWER and leave 3 messages over 2 days. I get a letter in the mail saying she needs a SS#. So I call up the SS office and ask when Amie's card is coming. THEY HAVEN'T EVEN PROCESSED THE APPLICATION! So last week I was told my application would be processed and I would have a SS Card within 7 - 10 business days. But in that time... my food stamps will be canceled! So I called my caseworker and LEFT ANOTHER MESSAGE! I kindly asked for help. I have no idea what to do. That was friday... On Monday night I got an EMAIL from the SS office saying they have lost my application... and could I come back to fill out another one?!?!


So I called my caseworker again today (Tuesday) to ask for help and still have no responce.

I am a well educated woman with a car that works and a husband at home who can watch the kids while I deal with this. How do others who are less fortunate DO THIS?!?!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

I hate to send dumb jokes through email... so I will post it on my blog!

The Pentagon announced today the formation of a new 500-man elite fighting unit called The United States Redneck Special Forces.
These Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas boys will be dropped off into Iraq and have been given only the following facts about terrorists:

1) The "season" opened today.

2) There is no limit.

3) They taste just like chicken.

4) They don't like beer, pickups, country music, or Jesus.

5) They are DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE for the death of Dale Earnhardt.

6) Their favorite movie is BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.

We expect the problem in Iraq to be over by next Friday.

oh them....

About those voices in your head... don't answer them! That is what they want!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Doggie cup?

This evening at the table, Abbie grabs her sippy cup and says, "My bottle."

I answered, "You mean, SIPPY CUP"

She replied, "My sicky pup"

First day of school

Mama: How was your day?

Maggie : Not so fun.

Mama: Oh dear! How come?

Maggie: No one will let me have any fun!

Mama: Do you like your teachers?

Maggie: Well, they are the trouble! Their rules won't let me have any fun!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Going Faster

Time seems to be flying. My girls are going back to school...

Where did our summer go?

Sunday, August 13, 2006

My Beeeee-u-tiful girls


We just took this picture today....

We wanted to take the picture with the girls matching before Amie grows out of her 2006 4th of july outfit.... I doubt I can use this as a "hand-me-down"

Friday, August 04, 2006

Quite a start

Maggie has taken 96 photos for her first lesson on photography... here are some samples: