Saturday, August 05, 2006

Getting tired

I sure am getting tird out by this little girl. I guess I'm just not able to do some things like someone younger. but then they aren't able to do somethings like I can. I'd rather be my age. Forty Five isn't so bad in fact it's pretty nice.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Friday has been worse!

Today went well in the morning. We woke-up had breakfast, went for a nice walk and went shopping. Izzy and I drove to Redlands and went to Gymboree for some play classes. It wasn't going to start for a few hours and I had a free pass so I decided to come back another day. We went to the Verizon store and bit the bullet and bought myself the Motorola Q pda/phone that I wanted. It's really cool and I'm enjoying all the features. I'll blog about that later. The vacuum cleaner took a dive at home so I stopped at Target and bought a new one. I do love to vacuum, when I feel stressed. I really don't know why, but I get that vacuum out and just go to town. Maybe I just wore the other one out. Then we went to Stater Brothers for some food for dinner. I'm going to some steaks. It was a good morning overall and Izzy is such a doll. Debbie got home and took Britty to get her permit at the DMV in Banning. Izzy was taking her nap so that's not a problem. I am getting tired of not being able to get alot of my work around the house done. Debbie and Britty always seem to be busy going places and I stay home with Izzy. It kinda makes me feel mad. Izzy and I aren't with them much. I need to talk to Debbie about that. Izzy and I had an appointment at the WIC office in Banning to get some services for her, if she needs them. Free food is what it comes down to. Our Social Worker told us to get this, too off set the cost of taking Izzy. I guess because her natural parents don't support her, we get some help. Britty passed her test at the DMV, so she needs 6 hours of lesson behind the whell and she'll have her permitt. Debbie was taking Britty to a pitching lesson but the WIC worker needed Debbie. So Debbie and Britty had to come over to the WIC office in Banning. The appointment took longer then we thought so we decided to go to the new Applebees in Beaumont. It had just opened a week ago and I was suprised we got seated right away. It was nice to have dinner, although I felt angry and resentful at Debbie and Britty. It's something I need to talk over with Debbie.

Busy Thursday

This morning, Izzy let us sleep in. She didn't get up until 7:00 PM. That's late for her. I took Britty to Softball practice and had to catch for her. I'm not very good, but I've never had an interest in sports. Debbie had to take Coco to the Vet with Izzy. I don't know how she did that, put she said Coco was a good boy. He has elevated Liver levels and that's what caused Chili's death. I'm pretty worried, I don't want to loose him too. I tried to get my homework done but just couldn't. Debbie went and got her hair done at noon alone leaving Britty crying in her room. She'd just pushed it too far with an attitude and so she was left home with Izzy and I. I left her alone, but I'm really getting tired of her attitude and disrespect. On well, I guess it's just something that all teenagers have and I'll deal with it. Debbie took Britty to something else and caved in getting Britty's hair done also. Jeff, our Social Worker stopped by to check up on everything and it went well. Then off to school and another mind numbing night of boredom.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Hungry baby!


Hungry baby!
Originally uploaded by carignan.
My little girl gets hungry and will be fed!

Interruptions

Last night our sleep was interrupted by Izzy crying at midnight. Debbie couldn't settle her down and I just waited until she gave up. She finally asked me to try and what do you know, Daddy got her to sleep right away. I guess she's just my little girl. I think it's just that I spend more time with her then anyone else. This morning was her first doctors visit. She has gained 2 pounds in he last two weeks. With all that she's been eating, that's not a surprise. She is 18 almost 19 pounds. She looks small, but then I'm not used to little babies yet. She really didn't like the Nurse at all and she had to have a shot and that really made her cry. We came home and went for our morning walk and them had breakfast. After that we played. I'm having a much better day with her. We are just going to play this morning. Lunch went fine and then she went down for a nap. I had my Kiwanis meeting at Marla's tonight and it was nice. I don't think I'm going to be as involved as I have been in the past. I just can't get myself to leave Izzy much yet. It upset me that when I got home she was already asleep. I looked at her as she was sleeping and thought about how much I love her. Britty is having a tough time having a new sister and adjusting to the fact that she not the only child. She plays too rough with Izzy and has had to be told to play nice, that and she's no longer her mothers center on attention. I hope she feels better. I'll try to spend some time with her, but that's not what she wants.

Izzy Carignan Birthday Toys

Izzy with her Dora car.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Rough day with Izzy

I tried to do too much with her around today. I should slowed down more and just enjoyed being with her. I forget, and fell back into being rushed and driven to accomplish things. With her, I just can't do that and enjoy her for who she is, my baby daughter. Tomorrow, I'm just going to enjoy Izzy. I want to be a good father and also just have a goodtime with her. I read an article on being a father and staying at home with your baby. It made me think about how some things are going to change. It will be for the better. She loves to go on walks in the morning. We walk around the block and always stop and say hello to Fred and his dog. She isn't afraid of dogs, but she's too rough with them. We had a nice breakfast together. That little girl can really eat. It's amazing how much she grubs. After that it was playtime. Then I got the bright idea that I really needed sometime to get some house work done, big mistake, I can't clean and pay attention to Izzy. She just gets into everything. She never stops moving. I got frustrated and even angry that I couldn't get the cleaning done. I finally just stopped and we went to Stater Brothers to get out of the house for a few minutes. I need to get out sometimes and just be around other people. Then more playtime and lunch. After lunch she went down for a nap, but not without a terrible fight. It was horrible putting her to sleep. It took about 30 minutes. She slept for two hours which isn't as long as usual. While she was napping I cleaned some of the carpets. Then everyone started getting home and I BBQ'd some chicken. I tried some new marinade, but I didn't like it much. I just waiting on an answer for my Verizon problem. We'll see if I get treat correctly. I'm exhausted and going to go to sleep. Izzy wears me out.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

A day away and why Verizon tried to cheat me!

Today, I had to run a few errands. I picked up my friend, Jack, and we went down to Colton PD to drop off some papers. It was cool we got to see the new Command Post and Armored Rescue Vehicle. Then we went to Red Robin in Redlands for lunch. We went to the Verizon store next and I was going to buy a Motorola Q to replace my LG VX600. I've had my LG for two years and after two years you qualify for $100 off a new phone. Online they are selling the Q for $199, but in the store it goes for $299 and they wouldn't move of the price. That was ok, although I was alittle pissed off. I'll order it online. Then off to Barnes and Noble just to buy a couple of magazines and waste sometime. It was nice to be out of the house with Jack, doing the grow-up thing. I'd been with Izzy all week long just hanging with her. I got a couple of zines and we went home. When I tried to order the phone online, they tried to screw me with the price. The site said that the phone was $199 but when I logged in and put it in my shopping cart it was $299. What the heck is that. It took my $100 off for renewing my contract but wouldn't give me the online price for the phone. I called customer service and started to get mad. I feel like I'm getting the run around and was told that I'd have to email the website customer support. I've researched the phone and have been waiting for the time that I'd get my phone. I'm thinking that they are going to try and screw me and I'm going to have to really get pissed off. Well enough of that, I just think it's wrong that they are doing that. I might go to Cingular or T-Mobile.

Izzy @ her Birthday Party


Izzy @ her Birthday Party
Originally uploaded by carignan.
She was partying like it was 1999!