No, this is not another death post. Yay. But here’s an update… the bird passed away peacefully and Aiden surprisingly is okay. This kid is always coming to us at random times and saying that he doesn’t want us to die or that he doesn’t want to grow up and get old, and so forth. Then he starts crying like crazy and we have a hard time calming him down and explaining that noone is dying anytime soon and it’s really not something to worry about.
The funny part was, Aiden said, “I think we should put up a sign that says ‘WARNING! Old, dying bird in backyard. Stay back.'” What a kid.
We are almost all ready for the big move. We signed the lease and got our keys and garage door openers (YAY for a garage!!). Almost everything is packed. Tomorrow is going to be a long day, I’m sure.
Ches was calling around to get our address changed on all the important things and get services moved over and such. One lady was such a freak. He had to give our Social Security Numbers for something. Now, both of our SSNs start with zeros. Mine actually has two. So then the lady (if we really want to call her that) says to Ches, “That’s odd. Aren’t those public service numbers?” Uhhh, no. Ches got his while in Canada, and I was in Maine when I got mine. Overseas and back East start with zeros, weird woman.
Then, Ches gives our names and spells them out. Want to know what she actually said when she hears my name? Grr, this really ticks me off. She said, “That’s close to Sarah. Why not use Sarah? What’s wrong with Sarah? Why did they have to make things so hard?”
She didn’t say anything about Chesley. Heh.
I LIKE my name. In fact, I LOVE my name. It hasn’t always been that way, but I’ve grown up and came to really love it. It’s fun having a unique name. The Sariah I was named after is such a good example for me to follow, as a mother. Sariah is an old, middle-eastern name that means (roughly) “princess of God”. It reaffirms my divine heritage as a daughter of God. It is a very popular name in places like Iraq and Iran, so it’s got a nice ethnic ring to it. There is nothing boring about the name Sariah. Besides, of all the Sariahs I have met — and I have met a few of them — all Sariahs are the coolest people ever!! We are all friendly and fun and good natured.
That woman was so lucky I have no voice right now, or I would have had to call back and tell her off. That’s just bad business to offend your customers like that. You don’t have to like my name. You also don’t have to say anything about it to my husband. What a freak.
So, tomorrow (is it today now????? Yup. I better get to bed!!) we move to our new house. I’m so sick of moving. I wish I had a magic wand that I could just swish and flick and everything would be moved. Okay, so swish and flick makes things float. But I bet if I said it with the right charm or incantation, it would work. Man, I wish I went to Hogwarts.
Sorry, went off on a tangent there. As I was saying… we are moving, and apparantly no one can hook up our phone and internet until Tuesday. Tuesday!!! I’m going to die if I can’t play Scrabbulous and Word Twist and Scramble!! Oh well. Gives me plenty of time to actually get the house unpacked and set up just the way I want it.
Hopefully my voice will be back tomorrow, too. It’s very hard to discipline your children (calling them from across the yard or the house) when everything comes out in a soft whisper. Blech.
Oh! Did you know that Cedric Diggory is going to be Edward Cullen???? That makes me happy. I know there are a lot of complaints that he isn’t good looking enough, but I think it works. I’m so excited to see “Twilight” in December!!
I’m now off to bed. I haven’t been sleeping well with this cough and congestion I have, so I kind of wait until I’m so tired that I can’t possibly keep my eyes open anymore, just so I’ll actually sleep. Of course, it doesn’t always work, and my eyes aren’t completely droopy, so we’ll see how it goes. I’ll put on some Vapo Rub, take some generic Ny-Quil, prop up my pillows, and attempt to get some rest. Without hacking out my lungs.
See ya Tuesday, ya’ll!!