Saturday, September 3, 2011

Friday Photo Dump (but on Saturday)

Let me start this post by saying that while the boys were on the computer facetiming with Nick a few minutes ago, they took my sd card out of the little slot, took it outside, and stuck it down the storm drain. I have NO way of getting it back, and there's a picture on there that somehow got botched in pse and now it's formatted wrong or something and I can't open it anywhere and fix it. So, I'm out a hundred dollar sd card (we got a super awesome one when I got my first new camera) and I hate my kids.

When I say that I am done with this underway (deployment, I don't care what you say) I am deadly serious. If this next one (less than TWO WEEKS after they get home from being gone FIVE MONTHS!!) does not get cancelled or delayed, I'm going to burn someone's house down. Not sure who yet, but I'll figure it out, trust me.

In other news, I hate my new camera. I should have splurged on the D90 because I'm just going to end up buying it later anyway, then I'll be out the money for this pos D5000 anyway. I can't get it to focus EVER and I think it just takes crappy pictures in general. Stupid bubbles!!! AND I ordered an AWESOME lens on August 4th. I paid forty dollars for express 'international' shipping (using a priority mail flat rate box to ship to Guam is the SAME PRICE as shipping to your next door neighbor people!!) and I am STILL WAITING. The company refunded twenty dollars of those shipping fees. So, for twenty dollars, I'm still waiting, twenty nine days later (it shipped on Aug 5th!) when for eleven dollars, I could have had it in seven days priority. I cannot STAND it when companies claim to ship here, then fuck everything up!!! Just say you're an asshole and you don't ship to Guam and go on about your business. I mean, don't you LEARN things in business school?!?! I don't get it!!!

I am SO frustrated. I hate the weekends in general, and this is a three day weekend, and Ava's done with preschool so she's been hanging out with me since Wednesday, and Scott didn't put SHOES on before school yesterday, so he couldn't even stay. I feel like I'm in an episode of Seinfeld or something!!! Except it's not funny!!

And Nick is in port so he can call, but I'm so pissed about this next underway (that is COMPLETELY not his fault!!) that every time I see him or talk to him on the phone, I either start yelling or crying. It's awful!! I've done nothing but eat Nilla Wafers and cheezeits for the past four days, it's horrifying. I honestly don't know if I can take another (fill in the blank with how much longer I have, which isn't THAT long, but feels IMPOSSIBLE.)

So, that's my story. I hate everyone and everything. I'm about five minutes away from shipping Scott off to one of those military training schools. He used to be my favorite, but today, I can barely stand to look at him, I am THAT pissed about the camera card. Not to mention Ava starts school on Wednesday and I can't take a single picture without the card, but I can't go to the store with my kids to get a new one!!! AAAAAUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!

Here's the pictures.

The other day at the beach with Laura and her kiddos...
I hate this camera.

Laura caught a huge crab.  Gross!!
Scott, before he became The Child Who Was Shunned.  Don't let that smile fool you, Scott SUCKS!!

Is he exercising? Your guess is as good as mine...

He sucks too, I'm sure it was his idea to put the card in the drain...

She's the only sweet one.

Have I mentioned how much I hate this camera? What the hell is it trying to focus on?!?!

What could have been a sweet, amazing shot...ruined by the Crappiest Camera on the Block.

Along with everything and everyone, I hate laundry.  I do laundry every. Single. Day.  I used to do it once a week, when I had my big machine, and before Daisy.  Now, I do it every day.  You'd think there'd be less per load, doing it every day, but there's not.  There's this much, every single day.  Plus sheets, towels, and blankets.

Here is a perfect example of why I hate this camera.  Everything is washed out, grainy, and unfocused.  Every single thing.  I hate it!!

I can only use actions to make it sepia ish so often people!!! I can't have an entire album full of sepia ish photos!!

Daisy June met Daisy June the other day.  She LOVES her!! She thinks she's GORGEOUS.  She spends hours, literally HOURS, looking at herself in the mirror.  Hours.

So that's my story.  Welcome to the suckiest weekend in the history of ever.  I'm either going to go sob in the shower, or scream at the boys and beat their butts.  Haven't decided yet.


  1. Oh, Jenn!!! I'm so sorry to inform you... I just laughed OUT LOUD about eight times reading this. Not because I think it's funny that the boys are misbehaving. Because trust me, I HATE random acts of destruction. That's the one thing my boys know drives me the craziest, yet it never stops them. I'm laughing because you're HILARIOUS. And I know you're serious, and not trying to be funny, but that's why it's so funny! Because you'll say what we ALL feel!! Oh, I love you. Thanks for making me laugh so hard. Hang in there. And call me before you burn any houses down. I'll try to talk you out of it.

  2. Can u send the camera back and get the better one? Maybe call the company and tell them how crappy this one is? Why do boys act so naughty after skyping with their dad? Nate is such a $hit whenever he sees Ryan on skype. The mi ute the computer goes off he becomes obsessed with a brat. Crazy. Hang in there. Could you call a plumber with a tool that could fit down the drain and grab the card? I can envision the tool you'd need but have no idea what it's called. Screw. Just order another one. Sending you a big hug.

  3. Hey Jenn! I just want you to know that I am thinking of you and praying for you! Weekends (especially Holiday weekends) are tough without the hubs. One day at a time...Any chance you could go to your parents with the kids if Nick has to go underway again so soon? I know it would be hell traveling with four kids by yourself...and expensive...but maybe it would be worth going through all that to have some time in the States with your family? You know me, I am a total bailer - as in I bail when things get tough and run home to the parents! Maybe all your blog readers could chip in some money to get you home! I wish Guam wasn't so far away. I would totally have you drop off the kids with me so you could have some time for yourself. Praying the time goes quickly for you and for a peace that surpasses all understanding. One day at a time...Love, Aimee

  4. I'm thinking of you and praying for you girl! I've had moments when I've wanted to be Craziest Mama Alive but then I could picture the headline the next day in the paper and stopped just short. I'm sure I never told you about when (recently) I almost beat Rowen's behind for not peeing. Sure did. I seriously had the wooden stick in my hand. I know he coulda peed. He just wouldn't. And I almost lost my mind over it. *sigh* Praying things look up soon!