Aug 19, 2008

you know what sucks?

this year.
this year totally sucks big (and small) ones.

it started out with B being unemployed. which went on and on and on.

then his truck was totalled out by the insurance company.

then he finally got a job.

then he got a new car.

yesterday he was put on hiatus.

really? i didn't know you could do that to a person. perhaps a crappy TV show for retooling. but a job?

this year sucks.

now, while neither of us are exactly sure what a job hiatus is, we do know this. the company he works for, their largest client cut their advertising with them by half. so, their knee-jerk reaction was to put B on hold for two weeks.

decorum and respect for my husband prevent sharing my opinion here. but if you know me, and most of you do, you've got a pretty dang good idea what i thought.

and what i still think.

so we'll see what happens - they should know if B stays or is voted off the island by end of next week.

in the meantime, i for one will be glad to kiss off 2008.

and it's only August.

happier posts later.

OK - that was long enough.
the Kindergartener and her mom called me today - and believe me, that call made my day.

the Kindergartener lost her first tooth today - it was sideways, and, when she showed her mom, my sister in law told her to pull it out.

which she did.

ohgoodmoogleygoogley. not a chance in hell i could do that.

so the Tooth Fairy is making a stop in Reno tonight, extracting teeth and leaving a fiver. why a fiver? because the Fairy ran out of cash when the Boyo lost his first tooth and it was either a $5 or a $20.

sometimes, the Fairy needs an assistant.

but, they both know now that, while the Tooth Fairy leaves $5 for the first tooth, every subsequent one only nets $1.

i'm hoping for photos of the toothless wonder. hint, hint, Maureen.

here's hoping tomorrow is a better day.


skrpndiva said...

Oh Honey, I couldn't agree with you more. This year sux, last year sucked and next year better be damn good; that's all I can say!

So very sorry that you guys are going through this! Keep us posted.


Tug said...

Dang, I was left leaving $5 23 years ago because K lost a tooth in the country at a friend's house one night...

I hope things work out with B's job & the year ends on a HIGH NOTE!!

Susie Q said...

Oh wow sweetie. I am SO sorry. It does suck. Wow does it ever. I have no words...just know I send warm hugs.


Mary Ann said...

I'm hoping the rest of 2008 just flies by for you guys.
Or, that September starts a new trend, and things start looking wonderful :)

Melissa said...

We have two - count 'em - TWO front teeth that are just about to come out, but Little AM won't let us assist in any way.

I forsee a tooth in her sandwich at this rate. Which I'd really hate, because I actually did lose a tooth in a hamburger once.

Not a pleasant experience.

And I join the chorus of those sending good vibes your way, that things will be better again very soon.

doodlebugmom said...

My 2008 hasn't been so hot either, but we are on the down swing now! (Just call me Pollyanna!)

smileymamaT said...

ya know you are the second person who has said that about the tooth fairy today, no kidding.

Hope he gets to stay on the island.

Jeff said...

Well I do hope that your year gets much better for you woman. You sound like you really need it. Meanwhile the kids can whistle to you while he talks(whether he is trying to or not.