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Constant Disarray

Theave been living in a state of constant disarray lately because we have been organizing the storage room in the basement, and tearing up old (moldy) carpet to build a playroom in the basement for the kids. 

During this time, Ally and Kira had their birthday parties, we received a pool (which now has another hole in it), a play set (which had to be constructed), our dryer broke, and the bathroom faucets needed repair and finishing. 

The playroom is now finished (barring one light fixture) and our house is chaotically messy. It’s going to be a week long process to try to tidy this nonsense. 

And hang every load of laundry on the line to dry…

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Ah, the digital age.

Hello Friends of Coffee Powered Mom! 

I am posting this from my first (and new) smart phone. 

It is so exciting to have a fancy phone like this!  Hopefully it will encourage me to post more if I don’t have to turn on my computer to do it. 

We have had both girls’ birthday parties and they had a blast. Now our backyard has gotten a little bit more intense. 

Attempts to take picture…

 Nope. I couldn’t do it.  I’m a n00b. 

We have a small pool now and a fancy playground thing. 

Also, I am now playing Draw Something 2 so hit me up if you want to play with me. My handle is Coffee Powered Mom.  Surprised? 

Love and kisses, 

CPM

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Birthdays (or Where Did The Time Go?)

My newest little baby, Charlotte, is almost 5 months old. Which means that next month I will have a 6 month old, a 4 year old, and a 6 year old as Ally and Kira both celebrate their birthdays. I remember posting back when I was nervous about Ally going into Junior Kindergarten, but she is graduating from Senior Kindergarten now and will be a Grade 1 in September, whereas Kira has done her orientation and will be starting Junior Kindergarten herself in the fall.

Charlotte has TWO teeth and is constantly trying to pull herself up into a sitting position. I am well aware that when Ally and Kira go to school in September that Charlotte will most likely be crawling.

Crawling.

Is that crazy, or is it just me?

 

I am also returning to school in September, of course, mine is entirely online (and this year I’ve even attempted to choose courses that don’t have exams) so I will still be able to walk the girls to school in the morning and pick them up at night.

 

I am going to try to post more frequently now (I’ll put it into HabitRPG to try and encourage myself), but this is not like riding a bicycle and I am very much struggling to find things to post about. Wish me luck!

 

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349 Days of Absenteeism

Hey Everyone (who is still following my blog after almost an entire year of no posts)!

I had a baby! Her name is Charlotte and she is the sweetest little baby (and the easiest out of our brood). That makes three girls in our lovely family, and May heralded the end of 16 consecutive months of school for me. I am currently into my second month of summer vacation, which means that over the last week or so my house has actually been clean.

Weird, right?

I return to my studies in September, pending an approval of this year’s funding from OSAP. I’m anxious to see how much I may qualify for since we are now common-law spouses.

Speaking of spouses: I may or may not be getting legally wed in 2015!

Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?!

I know, right?!

The “may not” part comes from this lovely pile of anxiety that I have developed that makes me really not want to get married when my mother-in-law gets pushy with her ideas of a “ceremony”, while all that we want is to sign on the dotted line and then have a nice dinner at a restaurant.

I am trying one more online, google-search-result wedding officiator, but if I can’t find someone who can legally marry us without either of us having to endure a lot of pomp and circumstance then we will take a big, flying pass on the marriage thing and I’ll just get a name change.

So, that rant paused, I am also in the midst of planning our two summer birthday parties for our older two who are going to be 4 and 6 very soon. How does that happen so quickly?

I’ll leave this here for now, because I am currently only powered by 2 coffees.

I’ve missed you all!

-Coffee Powered Mom

 

signature2ALSO, IF ANYONE KNOWS OF SOMEONE WHO IS LEGALLY ABLE TO PERFORM MARRIAGES IN ONTARIO, WHO WORKS IN THE GTA, AND WHO WOULD LIKE TO WORK FOR PENNIES (which are a rare coin now) THEN PLEASE HOOK ME UP!

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THEY GOT MY THING!

Have you ever been so shocked and happy about something that you just plain forget English and start driveling all over the house. That happened to me, just under an hour ago.

I had just put the kids down and sat down at my computer to prepare myself for another night of “estudio muchas Espanol” for school when I decided to check my email (boring blather), and then clicked on my bookmark for my OSAP application. OSAP, for those who don’t know, is the student financial assistance program here in Ontario. In other words, it’s where the money comes from these days. I sighed as I clicked on through and distinctly remember thinking (or saying out loud…shhhh) “Why do I do this to myself? Torture myself like this.”

Why would I say something so negative? Well, because OSAP and I ran into a little hiccup recently. Due to my full-time status, but my only 60% course load, my upcoming second calendar year is still only considered my first academic year by my school. OSAP saw YEAR ONE on a piece of paper, assumed I had failed at my first year, and was all “we ain’t gonna pay you if you’s a stoopid fail head. Wassup wid dis year one bs? You best be explainin’, son”.

I had to write a very detailed letter explaining that although my paperwork said year one, it was only because I am taking 60% of my course load each year, which means my courses for my second calendar year are still considered “first year courses”. I then snail mailed it to OSAP, and proceeded to wait impatiently. Now, the post around here is awesome. The speed at which OSAP processes the paperwork that they receive is much, much slower than my anxiety allows.

So, “Why do I do this to myself? Torture myself like this.”

And then the request for this letter was gone.

And my funding has been approved.

AND I NOW HAVE MONEY TO EXIST OFF OF FOR THE NEXT YEAR, WHICH I DEFINITELY DIDN’T HAVE TWO HOURS AGO!!!

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This is fabulous news because we recently found out that we’re expecting our third. Surprise!

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