Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New License...

So today I spent over 3 hours getting a new licence. Here is my back story. The other day, I realized that my licence expired and I had to wait till Tuesday because of the holiday weekend to go for a new one. I went to the tag agency to get one with my birth certificate and they informed me (after looking over my birth certificate for at least 5 minutes) that it is not a state issued bc but, a city bc. Ok, I didn't know that you needed a state bc. I was told to then go to the department of safety here in Norman. I soon find out they are closed for the day. Was not told at the tag agency. So today I go, and have to take a number, I am told that it will be at least 3 hours. 3 HOURS!!!!! What in the world are they doing??? There were only 17 other people in the waiting room, and they were on number 272 and I was 299. You do the math. After 3 hours of waiting with some of Norman's finest, and patient and not so patient residence. (It is amazing what some people will do after waiting 4 hours to be waited on). I am then called! YEAH finally!!! When I go up to the desk the only worker (a woman) tells me I am the cutest thing. Well, thanks I guess. At this point I have wasted my day. Not really wanting compliments. She then looks at my passport and says I have to sign some paper work and then go BACK to the tag agency. Yup, all they needed to do here was check to make sure my passport was real. I am at a loss at this point. I tell the woman that it was easier to get my passport then a new licence. I can leave the country but, can't drive in Oklahoma. She informs me that I live in one of the safest state in America because they are very strict with their IDs. It all has to do with the Merrell Bombing. For some reason I find this a little hard to believe considering my husband is a fireman and a paramedic and he see's tons at work plus, I hear on the news all the time about identity theft. So after all this I finally got my new licence and hate the pic. Stuck with a pissed off look on my face for the next 4 years. Oh, well. 4 more days till I leave for a very long vacation. Counting down!

Monday, July 5, 2010


With this topic, I could probably write or type for a very long time. So many things to say about this place. I tried to boycott for a long time however, my budget sent me back. Why am I mentioning this strange yet interesting place where I can save a little bit more on food? Well, I have to go there today. Not looking forward to this trip at all. I find that since I have been on my summer break I have been going double the amount I was during the school year. Why do I despise going here? Well, I feel like I have stepped into some strange twilight zone. Ok, not all the people there are that bad, hey I shop there. lol. However, the staff and a majority of the clientele are so creepy. I have to say I have considered posting some of my sightings on that website people of walmart. But, really it is not my place to post someones picture who is just going about their day. Maybe they think the same of me. Why am I being so judgemental? Not really sure. It might be that I get a real strange anxiety every time I go shopping here. On the other hand I LOVE visiting Target. Maybe I'll stop there today. Not sure if there is enough time. If interested check out the walmart site. Some very interesting people!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July

Maybe its just me but, it doesn't feel like the 4th of July. It is kinda rainy here and not much going on in the Attaway household. Except that I am doing laundry, cleaning and taking care of children's needs. There are just some chores that never go away, that never let up. For example: dishes, even with a dish washer they are always there! Laundry, don't get me started. As a matter of fact I happen to still be in PJs because I had no clothes to wear today. Hopefully soon...But, what are our plans today? Well we are headed to a friends house for some good food, good drinks and great company. Maybe some swimming for the kids. Maybe some fireworks. I am still contemplating if I want to keep them up till after 10 to watch fireworks. I know it only happens once a year but, keeping two kids happy till 9:45 and patient is my least favorite part of this wonderful holiday.

So what is my favorite part of the 4th? I love: being with family and friends, bbqing and hanging out near a pool or other body of water, listening to the excitement of children (especially my own) over all the fun like fireworks, and water balloons and popsicle's. I love the fact that its summer and I am just enjoying life. I love all the memories of this holiday, not one that I can think of is bad. Going to the shore and watching the fireworks from the AC beach. I also remember going out in Elizabeth and watching fireworks on a cement slab of some sort. Being with family, lots of cousins. Eating my grandmothers famous potato salad, macaroni salad and beans. Getting Italian ice and running around in my bathing suit, all while smacking at the mosquito's. Playing with sparklers and not worrying someone was going to get hurt. And of course I LOVE that I have the freedom to enjoy all of this. To be free to say what I think, read what I think, worship how I wish, and write what I want without censoring myself. I am grateful for all the men and women who have fought to keep this freedom alive. It is a great feeling, and I love the 4th weather I am cleaning or hanging out by the pool. It is a day to celebrate being an American.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


What up? Maybe you are wondering Why am I starting a blog. Like I have nothing else going on in my life. Well, I am trying something new. I need a place to vent, a place I can share my interests, thoughts, and maybe a joke or two.

So, onto this coming week:
We leave for the East Coast on the 12th and I am very excited! On the 14th we (and I mean Danny and I! Yup- NO KIDS!) are headed to Ireland!!!!!! I can not express the joy I am feeling right now....well maybe I can. I never imagined that 1. Danny and I would take a week long trip with out kids any time soon. 2. That we would be leaving the country. 3. That we wouldn't have to worry who they are with and what they are doing!

So of course with joy there comes some worries, right? I am a mother and I've got too much to think about. Are they going to be good, and they going to miss me too much. Are they going to be able to wait to see us and still follow all the "rules" I have supplied for them. Oh Boy, maybe I am a little more worried then I originally thought. Four days with Diane, (grandma, their great grandmother) and five with Matt and Karin and of course cute little Ava. Some of the things I am thinking about:
Will they be spoiled too much
Will Aidan behave and actually listen
Will Aidan eat
Will Kenna get completely out of control and not calm down when asked
Will they go to bed at night without too much trouble
Will Kenna boss her brother and pick on him
I guess I could go on but, for now I will not.

I have too much else to think about and do. This week I am completing a few projects. Yup, I have started making things, dolls (ugly dolls), clothing, and tutu's. I also have to prep for a garage sale on Saturday. Not sure why I am doing this at this point but, here I am thinking of it right now. I also have tutoring for Kenna, Zumba, Zumba and more Zumba. Play date on Tuesday, shopping and multiple calls to prep for out trip. I also am worried about Beemer. Is he going to be ok? Is he going to eat? Our dog does NOT do well when we are away. Well for now I am going to stop worrying and enjoy the rest of the evening.