Friday, October 23, 2009

Deep Breath...Deep Breath

Just a little post to enumerate the reasons why this day has been totally annoying.

1) I spent 3 hours this morning searching a number of stores for the one type of nasty long-life milk that my family will actually drink, with no success. This is not an uncommon type of milk, it's just that apparently NO ONE has it right now.

2) The company that's going to fix the leakage problems finally gave the estimate and was going to stop by Thursday to see what materials they needed so they could start Thursday. They didn't show up Wednesday. Of course they didn't call or anything to let us know they weren't coming or anything. They finally stopped by Thursday afternoon. But did they start today? No!They couldn't possibly start a job of Friday, that would be crazy! Oh, and now they are estimating 45 days instead of 15.

Who's surprised?

3) We're having Julio's birthday party tonight and my maid's two boys showed up this afternoon unannounced and uninvited. When I asked why the didn't have school she told me "oh, they're sick."

Do I need to elaborate, or can you feel my anger seething through cyberspace?

Trying to look on the bright side:

1) Pedro's been accident free for days.

2) I crushed a 12 year old boy at tennis today.


Ballerina Girl said...

please tell me you didn't crush my son!!
Hope the birthday part goes well...I am sure they will all enjoy it!
Keep telling yourself:
she's a good maid, she's a good maid
;) BG

Betty W said...

hahaha, you humor kills me! Go Gabi! (can I call you that?)

I like BG´s comment about the maid. Always remember, you NEED her! :)

Gabriela said...

BG: No, it wasn't your son. I'm quite sure he would be victorious in that match up.

Betty: Sure. Why not? I usually shorten it to Gabs, but whatever. :)

Janice said...

Deep breathes indeed. Way to beat a 12 year old. That would have made my day. (But my day was made by Dentist husband buying me a Miata!)

nikko said...

Long-life milk? Sounds nasty.

I would be completely unglued about the ceiling leak stuff. Oy. I guess you don't have too much of a choice, do you. Stinky.

Kari said...

I loved the long-life milk in MX City! Then I didn't have to buy it every other day, like I feel like I do here.

The maid's-kids-are-sick comment had me seething right along with you...our maid did that and we turned her right around to go back home with her sick daughter! It was like setting a match to a stack of $20 dollar bills, of course. "They" (the maids) just think so much differently about things than we do.

Fabiola said...

I hope everything is getting back on track.

As for the maid.... mine does not have kids, but she is missing a lot of working days and this is driving me crazy.

But my DH has the same "mantra" as BG, "She is a good maid."


Janet said...

The milk sounds tasty...

I would be ticked about the sick kids too...whatever.

Loved the potty post! :) I'll have my own stories to share...eventually.

kathleen said...

How very very thoughtful of you to send me a package, from you postmarked Louisville, Colo. I assume you had your sweet mom bring it back and mail it to me.

Your lovely note really touched and warmed my heart. Yes I wept! Also I love the Corcavado (sp) purse/key chain. As you know, I think Rio is in the most beautiful
setting of any, especially large city, in the world. And I've traveled a fair amount.

Many many thanks!!!! I don't have your email address, so hence the grateful post comment.

Much love,
Kathleen Lewis

I look forward to seeing you and your wonderful family at Christmas.