Where it all started....

Well, it started many years ago at a company called RPS. The company name changed and so did mine in 2001. From there, the road led us to the ATL and our own business. I left the road to have babies, but it sure is hard to take the trucker out of a Momma!

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Boy

So, FINALLY, the boy is walking!!! Well, he actually went from a crawl to a run and he dances. 4 weeks of Physical Therapy and he's off! Now, I will never know if it was the PT or if it was just his time. He has also qualified for Speech Therapy and I am wondering if I should follow thru with that or just see if he eventually talks. He is VERY smart and tested out well above his age for understanding, but still has no words. Oh why, Oh why do kids have to make you worry so much!?!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Is it wrong??

My girl is turning 3 tomorrow. She wanted a pink cake and hotdogs. That is what she is getting. We aren't doing a party. She is 3....she won't remember. We didn't invite friends over or rent a place out. She is 3....she won't remember. We don't have big gifts, just a couple little things. She is 3....she won't remember. I keep telling myself that, but is it true or is it wrong?

A lot of my friends have had their kids take dance, play t-ball, are playing soccer, or take them to gymnastics. My kid can't focus on one thing or more than 15 minutes unless it is the TV. Is she really going to learn to dance or play ball with that attention span and at the age of 3? I would rather save that $$$ and buy her a car when she is 16 so she can drive herself to a JOB! Is it wrong??

I go to consignment sales and buy the kids clothes. I am not picky about names. If it is the right size and it still has life left in it, I buy it. My kids don't have nice clothes and play clothes. All of them are play clothes because that is what kids do.....play!! Is it wrong?

I HATE to pay for places to take my kids to play!! I don't mean the zoo or aquarium, but things like the jump houses. I pay taxes and think the park is an awesome place to go and have fun! It offers a change of scenery from our house, but doesn't cost me a red cent! I took the kids (with some friends and yes it was fun!) to a place to play a couple weeks back and paid $15.50 for my kids to play with some of the same toys they don't play with at home! I was pissed! Is it wrong?

Disclaimer: Any friends that read this and think I am being mean towards you....I am not. I am trying to justify things in my own mind. I am a Plain Jane kind of Mom trying to fit in with other Moms and I don't get things sometimes!

Friday, September 10, 2010


So, we go to play with some friends at the skating rink that has open rink bring your ride-on-toy day. They also have a climbing area. My boy decides to become adventerous and goes for it. He gets stuck and my fat ass has to climb thru the thing to get him. Then he thinks he wants to climb it again. Oh no....time to go. He's not ready to go! He screamed the whole way home and then 20 minutes more after that. I am going to have an afternoon glass of wine!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


I am on week 2 of trying to get my ass back in shape. Coming off the road to have babies killed me. I never should have let myself get so out of shape, but with 2 back to back babies and very little me time, it happened. It sure was nice when I actually got paid to workout! Delivering boxes can suck, no doubt, but that hour at aerobics is no fun either!! I put both kids in preschool with the intentions of getting myself and the house back in order. So far, I get to the gym, but then have ZERO motivation when I get home!! I only have an hour before I have to leave again to get the kids and it is just easier to not start a project. Maybe it will come! Until then, wine and Advil are my friends!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Week in Review

Well.....things always seems interesting around here!

We had a driver fall into a swimming pool on his way back to the truck. YES, that is right, he tripped and fell into a swimming pool in his uniform with his scanner in hand. Lost his glasses in the fall and then couldn't see to find them. Scanner is now slowly dying.....

We had our first no call no show on Friday. HR for Brown Dog better step up and write this stuff up. Oh wait....that's me!

The boy had his 2 assessments for his lack of walking and talking. He will be getting some physical therapy followed by a speech assessment. He has been W-sitting for so long it is just habit (never knew it was bad for him and there wasn't anything in the handbook that came with him at purchase to tell us any different). This has lead to weak inner thigh muscles and him supporting himself on the insides of his feet when he does stand. That does not make for a good base upon which to balance, so some shoe inserts will also be added in to help him along. I am a little upset about it. No on ever wants anything to be wrong with their kids and it just hurts me to think he is delayed in any way. He did test off the charts in some areas, so they say he is pretty smart, he has just hit a developmental glitch that has slowed his progress. I am sure that before long I will be sorry that is walking!!

The girl is driving me CRAZY with her favorite phrase: "Whatch ya doin' Momma." (She says it just like she is straight out of Brooklyn, NY!) I have no idea where it came from, but I guess it is her form of the usual kid's "Why?". Sometimes it is, "Whatch ya talkin' bout Momma." Anyway.....those phrases 100 times a day over and over and I need to do a couple shots before I have a glass of wine!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Randomness for a Thursday Morning

As a kid, I thought Hungry Jose's (owner by an Italian named Pintola) had good Mexican! I remember the booths and going there with my family many times. Since I have had real Mexican food, the Italian man knew NOTHING!!

Why was there not a white person to be found in the subsidized housing line that grew out of control in the ATL? This is not a statement of prejudice or judging, just more of an observation.

Why did I buy my husband an Xbox for Christmas a couple years back? (Yes, I did smash it on the driveway in a moment of upset, but his brother supplied him with another on as he had acquired 3 in his many military moves.) He plays all the time, but is just as entertained with his new bug zapper. The bug zapper is annoying, but at least it doesn't sound like a duck and cover drill in the basement!

How did we collect so much crap and how can I haul it out of here without a fight? I mean really....we have so many crappy toys and odds and ends, but anytime I go thru stuff someone pitches a fit about something worthless. My husband wants to hold onto socks and underware with holes, just in case. In case of what.....an invasion by moths? They will see him in his hole ridden underware and socks and assume he's already been hit.

All these people that relocate to Atlanta and none of them can open a decent place to eat besides Mexican?? No good Italian within 30 miles. If it doesn't serve everything fried or isn't a chain place, it doesn't make it here. Grr!

My girl's favorite phrase right now is, "I no can't." Pick up your toys..."I no can't." Eat your breakfast...."I no can't." Take off your shorts and undies for a bath...."I no can't" I want to no can't her little butt back into shape!!!

If I didn't know it was your Birthday before Facebook, I won't be wishing you a Happy Birthday just because you told the world today was the day you were born there!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

When did life have to get so hectic?

I just spent 3 weeks in South Hero, VT. 3 WONDERFUL weeks! There was no big schedule. There was no fast food. There was not a commercial store within 25 miles. Life was calm and relaxed. When did the rest of life loose this sense of calm? How do I get it back? No one in South Hero, VT cares about who drives what and the brand of a purse. They worry about if their sweet corn will come in and if it is a good day to cut hay. How do they do it? How do they make a living on a small farm in the North Country? How do I carry this sense of life back with me to Dallas, GA?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Is Vacation Soon?

I need a vacation! The shores of Lake Champlain are calling my name! I am ready for the awesome Farmer's Market, sweet corn that is to die for, the calm life of South Hero, VT, Seb's Red Hots, after dinner walks on the lane, seeing family, and getting the heck out of GA!! I am not looking forward to the 20 hour drive, but to play, you have to pay! I am still trying to figure out what all I need to pull together and what we can live without for 3 weeks.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010


How in the HELL does one driver manage to have 2 breakdowns in one day?!? Housing for the fuel filter for the fuel/water seperator somehow got a perfect hole in the side of it and was spitting fuel and lost pressure, so it wouldn't start. Trip with 2 kids to Ball Ground is not fun and ruined naptime. Spare truck taken to the driver and he was on his way. Then on his way back to the building, he f'ing downshifted into 1st gear at a light. Who does that? That is why a truck has BRAKES! He has driven a standard before and the spare was not that bad off. Now, it has a dropped tranny and 2 pissed of business owners! So, now tomorrow is ruined as well! Running around to get rentals and parts, plus at 10:30pm the husband is still with truck #2 hoping to have it fixed enough to limp it to the shop!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


So, the week in a nutshell: Chaotic

Yet again....Delivering 100+ stops at X-mas looks better than this mom gig thing sometimes!

*Return from my first week back at work and second week away since babies to go to a birthday party. Seemed like it should be fun! Fairy party with make-up and tutu's! What does my kid do? Scream and not leave my side. She finally starts to warm up and have a little fun. THEN she craps herself. Hasn't had an accident in 2 weeks.....so we leave!

*AC on its way out.....new one installed and bank account now dry. BUT, we are cool! New furnace for the winter to boot. Good times!

*Dog has had the runs for a couple days. Take him to the vets and $270 later....he has special food, antibiotic and HOOKWORMS! WTF?!? He only goes in our yard and maybe every once in a while out front with us. Where did he get that from? Damn neighbors that let their dog run loose probably! GRR!!!

*Signed the girl up for summer camp and booked my vacation for the last week of it. Never mind the week she missed while I drove the broke handed gimp around. Oh well....2 weeks of summer camp tuition wasted!