Sandie Simply Says

August 4, 2009

RTT: Do random thoughts spoil?

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 12:19 am

Tony and I went to lunch at Olive Garden the other day (in uniform, of course!). The couple at the table next to us, stopped by our table as they were leaving. The gentleman thanks us for our service to the country. Not a completely foreign thing to happen here. We ARE in a military town, after all. I always feel strange when people do it though. I never quite no how to answer them. I usually just smile and say, “Thank you.” Which seems weird…thanking somebody for a thank you. But “You’re welcome” doesn’t seem like an appropriate response either. Anyway, the real surprise came at the end of our lunch. The server asked us if we wanted any dessert and we said no (it’s amazing how filling soup, salad and breadsticks can be!), she then told us our lunch was covered and we were free to leave whenever we wanted. The couple was gone, so we couldn’t even thank them in person! So, to whoever you were: “Thank you for the lunch!”

Angelina sucks her fingers. She has since she was a baby. It used to be cute, but now we’re at the point where we need to get her to stop. The dentist has already told us she has a pretty severe crossbite, but if we get her to stop now it’ll probably correct itself as her permanent teeth come in. So, now we have to figure out how to break an almost 5 year habit. Right now we’re constantly telling her to take her fingers out of her mouth. Anyone have tried and true ideas to stop a finger-sucking habit?

Angelina was watching Handy Manny the other day and I found it odd that all the tools seem to just float in the air. They never touch the ground. The fact that the tools talk, bounce around and have eyes isn’t odd to me, but the fact that they float is. Apparently, I watch too much Disney!

Speaking of Handy Manny, I love the way they do bilingual. Every time he says a Spanish phrase, he immediately follows it with the English translation. He’s much less annoying than Dora.

I started this post last week and forgot to post it. So everything above this paragraph are week old, stale random thoughts. Everything after this paragraph are new, fresh random thoughts from this week.

Today is the first day of school here. We decided to put the girls in school the two weeks before we left. Well, I decided. Because I’m a mean mom. Actually it’s because I’m still working this week and next week the movers are coming. We don’t have back up child care and I don’t want them underfoot while the movers are here, so school it is!

Angelina is sooo excited to be starting school. Back-to-school night was last night. She talked at length with her teacher. And the parapro. And her sister’s teacher. And anyone else who would listen. When it was time to go, she declared she was staying the night. At the school. With her teacher. Luckily we were able to convince her to come home.

I was supposed to post a HASAY update last night. Obviously, I didn’t. Mainly because I have no update. I’m at the exact same spot I was last month. So, Casey? I know you’re reading this…consider THAT my update. :p

And to my two faithful readers: this may be the last time you hear from me for awhile. This is my last week at work. Next week the movers come. The week after that we head over to Italy. I have no idea when we’ll find a place to live. Or when we’ll have internet after that (according to my sources, this can take 2-3 months!). Wish me luck!

That’s my randomness for this week. Go see keely to get more randomness.



  1. That’s a good enough HASAY update for me, you have a lot going on and I don’t expect tales of daily workouts or anything crazy like that. I would totally take the school system up on their offer to watch your kids for two weeks. Smart move. And YAY for the free meal, you deserve it. It’s nice to be appreciated, no?

    Comment by Casey — August 4, 2009 @ 8:09 am |Reply

  2. Sounds all HASAY to me!

    Comment by Kyooty — August 4, 2009 @ 12:31 pm |Reply

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