Friday, December 29, 2006

It's here ready ot not

Things I want to accomplish in 2007

Loose 25 pounds (inspired by snarx)
Drink more water everyday
Enroll bud in Kindergarten
Keep my car that is finally paid off running for all of 2007
Appreciate the hubs more (he does EVERYTHING)
Visit more with my friends.

It may not seem like a long list, but it is. They are goals that I CAN reach, but will I?

May you all have a Happy Healthy New Year.

enjoy life, see you all in 2007

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Santa comes!

Santa came to our house on Christmas eve. We did not get to sleep until 2:00 am. Then we received a call on Christmas morning that was the wrong number at 4:40am. Get back to sleep in time to hear Bud shriek at the top of his lungs at 6:00 ish Mommieeeeee daddddyyyyyy Santa came and brought me slippers filled with candy! Thoughts to myself.... he can never get up early ever and today he is up 2 hours before the sun. I mumbled something and tried to go back to sleep. He had not ventured out to the living room to see the presents. He was in his room. Still screaming that he could not believe that Santa came tippie-toed in to his room and left him candy. At this point I was so freggin tired. I said something that resembles go look at the tree. I heard it come out of my mouth, but I could not believe what I said. Just how is that going to let me sleep an additional hour. I was doomed. Then the scream fest began. Look at all of the presents for me. Mommy get up! Daddy come on look! All the while he is pulling off the covers. I asked him if his slippers were on, he said no. Whew! That gets me an extra 15 seconds. He has them on and once again Mommy get up pleeeezzzzeeee. Daddy come on pleeezzzeeee. So up we go. Staggering in to the living room. To be honest this is the best part. He looks at everything with the light on and his face is as bright and he is beaming with excitement. We get coffee brewing and he eats breakfast before we open anything. He gets to open his stocking and said "Mommy you are right Santa brings underwear, I always get underwear" Yes, my child and you always will! He apparently is a Sabres fan since he got some Sabres things as well.
So as I sit here trying to recover from what feels like a hangover due to sleep deprivation I will keep things short and sweet.

enjoy life!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Right there is the baby!!! SEE!!!!

All is quiet before the first prayer in church and all of a sudden "....arrrppp" then a small voice says "excuse me I burped" multiple snickers form the two rows around us. I sink in my seat.
But it's not over church has just begun.
The Christmas Eve service there is a part where the kids go to the front for a message with the Pastor. Bud goes up there, and the pastor is talking about being Shepard's. He proceeds to talk about the Shepard's going in to the night with faith to find the baby Jesus. He calls the kids to follow him up and down the aisles in the chapel and look for the baby. Well only my kid says three steps in to the intended long walk "Right there is the baby!! See". This would be one of the parishioners newborns in a car seat. The minister lost track of what he was doing for a bit and said "no not this baby". Bud says "you said a baby" The Pastor was not going to continue that conversation, so the Pastor said "lets walk" and continued on up one aisle and down the next to the front of the church. The pastor speaking all the way saying where is this baby..... gets to the very front of the chapel. The pastor exclaims "look, here is the baby" Bud not missing a beat says "I found the other one first" I was embarrassed and sunk 2 levels in my seat. The hubs is laughing....What can you do???

enjoy life

Friday, December 22, 2006

last post till after Christmas.
Just a heads up since my house is a disaster, and I am not ready for Christmas yet. I have in years past been done before Black Friday and saved that day for toy shopping only, but nope not this year. I am so far behind. I will leave on my lunch today and get what I need to finish up. There is a bit still.

So this is a special message to everyone.

May your Christmas be filled with love and kindness. I wish you love, peace and happiness.

Merry Christmas!

enjoy life

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Christmas Bummer!

This past Wednesday was Bud's turn in goal for his team. Each kid, if they choose, gets one practice and one game in goal. He had been practicing at home all week. He loved it. On Monday we found out that the game scheduled for 12/30 was cancelled. We (the hubs & I) did not have the heart to tell him. I did not want to break his heart on Monday. It was his birthday. Well the announcement was made at practice. The game would be cancelled. All of a sudden big HUGE tears started to well up in his eyes, the lip starts to quiver, then he sniffles a bit, and there is goes, the tears fall and the crying begins. Not the wailing kind, but the kind where his heart has just been smashed to pieces. Now we have to give the gear to the next person in line. He says "Nooo mommy....we get two times" sniffle sniffle "We get one practice and one game". I had to explain that the game was not going to happen. All of the effort he did to practice was for nothing. I had no better way to tell him that it was cancelled, he did not understand that word, so I told him that the ice was broken. He understood that. He was still sobbing and I felt awful. So now the gear is gone. I am hoping that he will get a chance later in the season, but there is only 3 months left and not that many games scheduled. Talk about a Christmas bummer! Learning disappointment early in life is a good lesson I suppose. Still a sucky one.

enjoy life

Monday, December 18, 2006

5 Years ago right now

Five years ago right now I was blessed with the most precious boy in the world. Happy Birthday Bud. Thanks for making mommyrox's life a whole lot brighter. I love you with all my heart.
enjoy life!

He shoots....he scores!

In his first ever appearance in front of over 8,000 people at the BCA, Bud scores his first goal ever. The only goal of the night by the Red Sabres I might add. The crowd went wild. He was raising his arms up and chanting. High fiveing (sp) the other kids and then the buzzer sounded, it was all over. I was wise enough to get it on tape, but not wise enough not to jump in excitement when he scored, so it is a bit bouncy at the end.
Live and learn.
6 days till Christmas
enjoy life!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Ready set go....and go.... and go....

I think I have calmed down a bit and I am feeling less stressed. Tonight Bud plays during the intermission at the Amerks game, and the ENTIRE extended family is going to be there. Then he has practice tomorrow at 12:30 and his birthday party at 5:00, then hockey at 7:30 he will be late for the second hockey. THEN Sunday morning he has a game at 9:30. keeping in mind that to get to either of these hockey places it requires a 30 min drive minimum and then there is getting the gear on. Somewhere in there I need to finish my Christmas shopping, and decorate the darn tree. We went out back last night to get our tree. The Boy Scouts were selling them at the fire hall and we walked out back picked it out and carried it home. Breathe in......breathe out.... breathe in.....breathe out. Oh I almost forgot. Since Bud's birthday is on Monday, I have to bring a "healthy" snack to school for his birthday. Please explain to me how you sing happy birthday over a fruit platter. Where is the candle? In the watermelon?
So now I realize that not only is hockey very expensive, it is very time consuming on the weekends. Now I realize that I do not have to go all the time, and that it is not the end of the world if we do not go, but I committed to a team that we would be there. I will not break my word. I stand by the committments I make. I may be late, but I am there.

enjoy life! No matter how busy it is.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The power rangers are mine muhaahaahaaha

Dash out the house at 6:35 am and realize that I must dash back in for a check that I need to deposit. Darn it! dash out again and get in to the car. I am going to be the first person at Kmart. It is 5 minutes to seven and I am standing ouside the door and another lady strolls up. Oh no. Could she want a power ranger? Then a guy comes up. Are you kidding me what do people need to got to Kmart for at 7:00 on a Wednesday if it is not for a one day sale. Stratagically I am planning my dash in the store. Then a guy comes out and says "yeah it's about 10 more minutes" I look at my watch. I s he crazy. It is 2.... 2 minutes till seven, then I look at his shirt and he is the carpet guy. What the heck does he know. Then.... here she comes.... she opens the door. And away we go. All of us in the store. We all head in the same direction, but the lady breaks off to go elsewhere, and I stop at toys, the guy continues to automotive. Whew. I do not have to beat any one up today. So I look at the toys and there are no signs on them. What ones are buy one get one. Oh no. I go and grab a flyer and I see what ones they are. I make my selection and then she comes over with the sign. She puts it on the expensive power rangers and I look at her and say Oh is it the big ones? She says yes. I add to my collection and proceed to the check out. Then the girl rings me up. Lo and behold..... the Big ones are NOT buy one get one. I said the lady in toys put the sign on those ones. They override the price and then proceed to double charge me. Ooops an easy mistake and we get that fixed and off I go. Woo hoo I am the coolest santa in the world. because after the green power ranger on the motercycle all he wants is stick tape! (That is for his hockey stick)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Sorry for the delay

The temporary delay in posting is due to the fact that I am completly crazy and have yet to figure out how to get it all in.

This delusion of hockey being only on Wednesday and Saturday was just that. There are games on Sundays all over two counties. HOWEVER........ he looks so cute..........

Had this picture not been posted on the web site I would not post it here, but being that it was, here it is. I will claim the one second from the left.

That compounded with the mega birthday party this weekend I am just about done. I have yet to buy my son a birthday gift. I have decided that the Fisher Price digital kid tough camera is an expensive item, and therefore he will have to wait until after Christmas. The item is out of stock all over the place, and I have had enough with getting the baby alive and the elmo. You see my brother decides at the last possible minute that he wants a Baby Alive and TMX Elmo for my nieces. So what does the good aunt do. She calls every Target andToys r Us with in 50 miles and the second they say "yes we got it in today" I run like hell out of the office to get to the store to get them. Now ya think that my brother would be thankful. No. Not a snowballs chance in..... well you know where. Thank goodness my boss is cool enough to let me go. He is really cool SOME times this is one of them.




Now for Christmas, I have to make a mad dash to Kmart tomorrow morning at 7:00am since the Mystic Force Power Rangers are going to be BOGO Wednesday only. If you plan on being there I may run you over to get there first. I know when they open and I know the layout of the store. You all have been warned.



enjoy life!

Monday, December 04, 2006

TSO


There is so much to say that I must start with Thursday of last week. I was invited to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Holy cow! That was an AMAZING show, and if you are ever given the chance to see them. GO! Do not hesitate. Do not pass go. Do not collect 20o dollaers, go directly to the concert. Just Go! 'nuf said. It was great. Simply amazing, The light show, the guys that look like 1985 big hair band rejects were great. The dancing & singing girls that like Great White groupies swoshing their hair were OK, but I would go anyways. there were several jaw dropping moments. Worth every cent and the parking fee.



Just my thoughts

enjoy life

Monday, November 27, 2006

....and away we go!

As the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season is upon us I would like to take a minute and reflect on my Thanksgiving. I had a medium house for the dinner/lunch itself, but I was bursting at the seams for dessert. We had my dad's cousins come over for dessert. All 5 of them in addition to the 7 we already had in the house. That makes for cramped quarters. It truly was wonderful to have all of the people at the house for Thanksgiving.

Now on to Black Friday. I woke up 3 hours before 0' dark thirty and went to the toy store and secured my bargains for Christmas 1.75 hours and then proceeded to Target. What a shopping nightmare that was. There were hundreds of people in line and all I had were 2 board games. I saw the lights for the express line and thought to myself no way... they can't be using those lines when there were seriously over a hundred people in the line to check out. Lo and behold they were "express lanes" and they were taking people with 7-10 items or less. OOhhhh this is good. I bypass the line that was literally 3 hours long and I check out in 15 minutes. There was this guy who was grabbing 7 items at a time out of his overflowing cart and checking out over and over again. Very clever that man. So there we have it folks. We were in and out in 1.5 hour. Then we go to the mall. Not so bad there. Tons of deals to be had at Macy's. BonTon was a line nightmare. 2 hours in line. I did meet a bunch of people who were shopping at Kohl's and had bargains galore. for me there was nothing that I needed there. I am not at the stage of needing the expensive electronics so I was not needing to be in line for a "limited quantity available" items. All in all I was done by 1:00 ish and I was happy.

Saturday I ventured back to a different mall and found more bargains, and that concludes my shopping. NYC countdown 5 days.

enjoy life

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Turkey day to all, and to all a good feast!

Twas the night of Thanksgiving,
But I just couldn't sleep.
I tried counting backwards,
I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned
The dark meat and white,
But I fought the temptation
With all of my might.
.
Tossing and turning
With anticipation,
The thought of a snack
Became infatuation.
So I raced to the kitchen,
Flung open the door,
And gazed in the fridge
Full of goodies galore.
.
I gobbled up turkey
And buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots,
Beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling
So plump and so round,
Till all of a sudden,
I rose off the ground!
.
I crashed through the ceiling,
Floating into the sky
With a mouthful of pudding
And a handful of pie.
But I managed to yell
As I soared past the trees...
"HAPPY EATING TO ALL! PASS THE CRANBERRIES PLEASE!"

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Happy Turkey day? er... yeah let's go with that.

Let's imagine that there is nice soft holiday music playing........

Tis that time of year when the snow begins to fall and the animals are scurring to create their winter haven. The ducks (well some of them) are flying south, the squirrels are finding all of the food they can to hoard in their tree houses, and the deer are lying on the side of the road for days on end beacuse they dodged the bullet that the hunters fired at them, but not that SUV going 85mph.

Parents are rushing to the stores to get that special item for their youngster. While breezing through the store, they run over the lady with a cane, and bash on the head the man that has the toy they need so they can get it.

Companies are wishing their employees a nice Thanksgiving before they tell you that you must come to work on the holiday weekend.

All my best to you and may you be none of the above.

Happy Thanksgiving

enjoy life

Friday, November 17, 2006

Suck sucky suckiness



The truth hurts



Each year I have a trip with my mom to NYC to shop. We go the first weekend after Black Friday. This year is no different, except that Bud has his FIRST hockey game on the 3rd. I will miss it. I am so bummed. I want to see his first hockey game. I want him to know that I will be there for him. I want to be that mom. The one that is always there. The one he can count on to cheer him no matter what. I am missing the first game. I am mad. Not the pissed kind of mad, but the kind that hurts, like I am going to miss the best thing in the world. It sucks.

There are some people I know only through blogs, there are some that I know through friends, and some that are family. When sucky things happen to people that I "know" in this area of "friendship" I honestly feel bad. I mean really bad. I am not a link type person meaning I am a complete idiot when it comes to this, so when I refer to them I use the screen names with no link. Just Deal.
This message it to my "friends" Snarkalupagus, tbtine, the idiot. There is so much going on right now and my thoughts and prayers are with you. I offer what ever you need that I can provide, even though there is nothing I can do to make this easy. Penn I am sure is a bright spot in your life that will never be replaced. Animals are family no matter what. They have dispositions and attitudes, they are moody and fun all in the same breath. They know things. Things that make you say "How did he know that" or "I needed that". When faced with the tough decision to choose how to deal with an illness, it is hard. For that I am sorry! That is sucky.
Compound that with the fact that your dad is in the midst of a 3-5 day stay at the local hospital instead of your home for your holiday gathering, I am double sorry! You will be in our thoughts and prayers. That is the suckiest!

much love your way


enjoy life

Thursday, November 16, 2006

I love you more than a telescope

"Mommy, I love you more than a telescope"
mommyrox reply "Bud, I love you too. As a matter of fact I love you more than shoes"
Buds reply "I love you more than a gas can" This proceeded to go on for about 15 minutes covering everything from food to clothing.

Now random thoughts that he blurts out are quite funny, this was cool. Not only did he find a big word for a 4 year old vocabulary, he thought I was better than that too. I sooo rock!

When we are in the car he starts the game. Who can come up with the neatest, coolest, idea. As it stands he wins hands down with the telescope which he proceeds to use every time.

Well, I am off to buy food for a Thanksgiving gift basket. Have a good one!

p.s
snarky & the idiot I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

enjoy life

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Again with the hair

You may recall a previous post where I was all about the hair and all it's misery. Well once again I have ventured in the world of stylists. Once again I have a new girl to do my hair. She is cute, perky and social. She cut, colored and styled my hair to the likes I have never done before. I LIKE IT! I like it A LOT! It is shorter and lighter. I washed that gray right out of my hair. It was getting to be pretty bad. No, I'll be honest it was a absolute mess. NOT ANYMORE! You would think that the hubs would say something...anything when I walked in the door. Noooooo. The guy I work with said "Hey I like your hair" the other guy I work with said "Wow! you look younger" Those were the magic words. All I could respond with was "Thanks guys, my husband said nothing" Can you believe it. I had a drastic change in my appearance and my hubs said nada, zilch, zero, zippo. I am annoyed, but what can I do.

enjoy life!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

This morning on the television there was a report on the ground breaking ceremony for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There was a gentleman speaking at this ceremony saying how great this day is and how he knows that Dr. King would be proud. He was also saying that every city that has been touched by MLK should honor him. This was a nice gesture, however standing over this man was a well to be polite, was a moron. Most people stand next to their friends at such an event but nnooo...Jesse Jackson, who in my opinion is one of the biggest disgraces to the human race was there towering over this man AND instead of applauding the man for what he said he was waving his hands in the air in what appeared to be an idiots version of praising Jesus while wiping tears.
Senator Obamba was there, speaking the truth and speaking respectfully, Maya Angelou was there as were many other notables. I support their cause and the work that MLK has done. As a matter of fact I plan on going to the memorial once it is complete. However, to disgrace it with Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.......well that is disappointing.

enjoy life

Monday, November 13, 2006

HOLY COW! Trace Adkins!



This is the best picture I got. I am not a camera person and my operation of the canon sureshot was well, not so sure. Not the camera mind you, but the user.

The concert was GREAT! I have not been to a concert in ages as a spectator. I would easily pay 45.00 again to go and see this man. Heck I might even pay for parking next time.

I did notice that some people thought that it was ok to bring children under 8 to this event. Here is a hint people.....unless the word "Disney" is in the title keep the kids at home. People get drunk, they swear, take their clothes off, throw beer, and can behave badly. It's a concert, this kind of stuff happens. CMT tour does not stand for "Children's Music Television". Especially if the main act is known for having mass amounts of "sex appeal".

enjoy life!

Friday, November 10, 2006

What are the right words?

I have a an issue that is taking up space in my head. It has been doing so for a while. It is not a pretty one, and it may be the saddest post I have ever done.

I have been trying to post about this for three days, and it is too damn hard. I have made it clear that I am not a fan of members of my family, but where does the line between stubborn and asshole come in. Throw in a bit of compassion and there I am.

I went to Buds favorite restaurant to pick up 4 pieces of chocolate cake last night. The purpose of this cake is to console 2 members of my family and for these two, chocolate cake is the best. I did not get charged for the cake which was a very nice gesture. Upon getting to my destination last night I walked in and gave her the chocolate cake. A piece for yesterday and a piece for today. I gave her a hug and said I am so sorry. The baby stopped growing at 7 weeks and she is 13 weeks along. How do you say it's going to be ok? Right now it is not ok. It will not be ok until after this baby has decided to leave there body in its most painful way. It fucking sux. The two other children are healthy and that is good, but it is hard to loose one. I will never have another child, so my ability to relate is very slim. I relate to the ability of not having anymore, but not loosing one.

I know this happened for a reason, and all of the "passages" are said for a reason, but they do not help at this time. I am so sorry, and sad. This baby will never know what I great aunt I am. They will try again I am sure. Does that sound selfish?

It seems horrible to say this, but enjoy life and what it has to offer.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Two days till Trace!

I am soooooo looking forward to this concert. I do not get out much and when I do watch out! Wooh!
You can bet your bippi that I will have pictures to share. So, come Monday morning I will be detailing how great the concert was.

enjoy life

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Go Vote!


It is a privilege.

You earned it, your countryman fought for it, just do it.

enjoy life

Friday, November 03, 2006

Ummm yeah... I got nothing

I have been sitting here trying to come up with something witty or fun to write about today. Honestly, there is nothing. I had a crappy lunch. I ordered out for the first time in weeks it was gross. I got my pampered chef items and realized that the Decorator kit I ordered is now selling on eBay for 35.00. I paid 10.50. They have apparently stopped selling them and taking orders as well. Maybe I should sell them and make a nice profit. Not too sure if I would use them all that much, but I have to think about it.

That said........
enjoy life

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Exploding head

This is going to be the name of my new band. My music will consist of me screaming what ever I darn well please. I will only play during the month of November and I will play anti-christmas music. We will plug in and over-ride all businesses that have Christmas music on before the Friday after Thanksgiving!
enjoy life!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006

Bye Bye Bear Bear!


Bud has informed me today that since he is almost 5 that he does not need Bear Bear any more. Bear Bear is his blankie bear similar to the picture. When I asked who said that he proudly exclaimed "I did!"

So Bear Bear thank you for the many nights of comfort to Bud and for the one night I drove 20 miles in the rain to deliver you to him at his sleep over so that he could sleep.

As the blood pools from the dagger that feels like it is piercing my heart I will bid you a fond farewell, and a whole hearted thank you.

Bud is growing up. (tears rolling down the cheek)

enjoy life

Wooooh!

The craziness is over. Saturday was a blur. So much that I fell asleep watching Napoleon Dynamite Saturday at 9:30. I had to watch it again. It was freakin' hilarious. Hubs did not care for it. It is one of those when you watch it the first time you go.... huh? Then the second time you are laughing your ass off.
I did see Laura Bush and she is just lovely!
Cheetah Girls, well all I can say is 8,000 pre-teen girls screaming Cheetah*licious is a cruel form of punishment.
Bud is so excited for Halloween. I am going to take the afternoon off so that I can take Bud to his school Halloween party. He has already missed the trick-o-treat at school, and I do not want him to miss the party. Then we will go trick-o-treating after dinner. I am trying to decide if we are going to go to the senior center or to the neighborhood. I am sure that the seniors would appreciate him, but it is driving that I am deciding on. That would leave the hubs at home.
Decisions....decisions....decisions!

enjoy life

Friday, October 27, 2006

What a rip!

I love my Thursday night TV line up. I love Grey's Anatomy. When it says there is a double episode I am excited to see it, knowing that the first episode will be a re-run, but to be robbed out of the second episode is just wrong! Back to back episodes of re-runs. Come on people. Showing the season premier AND the second episode. It is a rip off to die hard GA watchers. Thanks ABC for ruining my Thursday night lineup. Jerkies!

On a crazier note:

Guess what I am doing this Saturday (all before 4:00pm)? Come on guess? Betch'a can't in a million years guess.

First, I am going to the public market. (I am pretty sure that you woulda guessed that)
Second, I am going to see The First Lady Laura Bush! Her hubby may be a dope, but SHE is different. (didn't see that comming did ya?)
Third, I have buds skating lesson.
Fourth, I am working the Cheetah Girls concert.

Now 1 & 3 you might have guessed, but 2&4 completely off of my standard radar.

Once again overloaded, but I have Sunday to recover. That and Saturday night. Since Cheetah Girls will be over by 4:15.

enjoy life

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Happy Birthday Grandpa



Happy Birthday Grandpa. I know that this one is going to be a tough one, but we love you and want you to have a happy birthday.

Halloween is just around the corner, what is really disturbing is the fact that the Christmas decorations are out. That is just wrong! They should not be out until after Halloween. Period. While I am shopping for my Halloween stuff I do not want to be rushed in to Christmas. I understand the deal with Thanksgiving, but Christmas...come on. Wegmans the large grocery store in my area has the trees out already. Some stores will start their piped in muzak as well on November 1. This is craziness. The advertisements for the toys are on the TV as well. This morning during cartoons there must have been 5 commercials for new toys. Most are the power ranger and barbie variety. Now I do not mind the toys, but the target marketing time sucks. I am trying to get dressed for work, and Bud screams at the top of his little lungs "Mommy mommy come here quick!" I run like a lunatic in the room and he says "look mommy.... I want that." My reaction is to tell Santa. Mommy does not buy toys for the sake of buying. Since this is the first year of fully comprehending the Santa and gift bit, I think that we now need to look in to letting him know that He will not get all of the toys that he wants. 29 days till Black Friday!

enjoy life

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Sorry!

First to my hubs....
I am sorry I am sick all of the time. I know when we got married we said in sickness and in health. I did not realize that the sick days would be far greater than the healthy ones. I am sorry that the sickness has been so long. Never once have you complained and I am sorry that you got the raw end of the deal. I am sorry my medical expenses have taken up almost all of what money we had for "fun" stuff, and I am sorry that you have to deal with it all of the time.
Second to Bud.....
I am sorry that mommy is sick all of the time. I am sorry that when you want to go out and play I can't take you all of the time. I am sorry that when you want to ride your bike or rollerblades that you have to do it in the driveway, because I can't go out this time of year. I am sorry that mommy sometimes can't even get up and read you a book because I have a hard time breathing. I am sorry that at the last minute I have to change our plans when I get sick.
Third to my friends......
I am sorry for endlessly detailing how crappy I feel most of the time. I am sorry for being that "friend".

Here is your free pass. All of you. If I have annoyed you enough and you are sick and tired of me being sick and tired all of the time here is your chance. I am not going to be getting better. I have an illness that will never go away. I have to deal with it daily and it sucks. I do not want you to have to deal with it, but part of being around me is knowing that everything I do has a direct impact on my illness. No matter what I eat, drink or the meds I have to take. The activities I can do or not do. Where and when I can be outside.

I have taken some time away from this blog in order to get things in order. In order to figure out what I need to do in my life. So here is it out in the open. Here is your chance. I will not hold any grudges.

This is what I needed to do so that I can now......
enjoy life

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

How DO you do it?



No, really how do you do it?

This was asked of me yesterday. This week is another one of those weeks. Yesterday I forgot that there was a luncheon for some of the office staff. Our CEO was nominated for business person of the year. Anyways, I had to run home and change my clothes since I felt that my dress slacks and sweater were too casual for this event. I had a meeting and a dinner Monday, I have a meeting tonight, and I also have Bud's hockey practice. I will be late to the practice. I have our Rotary fundraiser tomorrow night, and have to start planning a 5th birthday party for Bud. So how do I do it? I have a great support system. My parents are awesome at helping us out and the hubs is my biggest fan. He does so much to make things run smooth. That is how. But I can't say that with out it sounding so simple. I fit in my friends here and there. I have lunch planned this Friday with miss ribail and I have not seen her in....well..... gosh... it's been so long that I can't remember. We planned it a month out so that we could keep a clear calendar. That is how nuts it is. I have also decided that we need to get a huge dry erase calendar for our kitchen so that we can keep our life on track.

That is how it's done.

I have not blogged since I have been so busy at work and home. I finally just took a break today. That and I have a mega cold A- freakin' gain!

enjoy life.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Selflessness

So there was this guy who shot up a school house full of children. The families of all of these children agreed to raze the school house and leave a "pasture" there. All of this was done with out a bunch of overpaid jackasses called politicians and wanna be politicians. It was done in a weeks time and at night. The survivors of these children were not looking to place blame, but to move on and in their hearts remember.

Then there was this building where a lot of people died quite a while ago and nothing has been done to the space because everyone is arguing about what should be done with the space. Instead of having a simple park with benches to go and enjoy. There is this issue where tons of dollars are being spent on what is going to be done. Should it be an oversized memorial, should it be a new building, should it be nothing. There are also politicians making a boat load of money off of this.

The difference in my mind is the politicians. They are elected bodies and are afraid to loose a re-election and therefore will not make a decision.

enjoy life (the simple life)


editors note: I just read an article by the spokesperson on the series of events in PA and this sums it up perfectly ......"We just did what we think we need to do as people of faith. Our actions are more important than our words."

have a great weekend

Thursday, October 12, 2006

What the.....


For the past couple of months I have had this issue where I can not sleep. I am tired at 6 or 7pm then when 9:30 comes around I am UP. Wide freakin' awake. The worst part is that I am up until 2am where I then proceed to get 5 hours of sleep. Only to get up and take my sorry ass to work by 8:30. I have yet to figure out how to curb this. If I go to bed I toss and turn so much that the hubs gets annoyed. Taking sleeping pills is out of the question. So I will just deal. It will end soon right?

now.......

The boots you see here are what I call my hooker boots. I know the whole heel thing is off, but that doesn't matter. I have them on today with this little flowy black skirt, and everyone in the office thinks I look cute. I am thirty something and I am still being called cute. I guess I am old enough to get ma'amed and young enough to be cute! Works for me. I think.

enjoy life

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

DB has left the building :-(

It is a sad sad sad day!

For those who really know me, know who I mean. I have a smart friend and I mean really smart friend (he used to be a co-worker & friend) now he is just a friend. He is smart in the context that he writes this:
"......He stands, as those few others, a looming presence in my life, offering the possibilities of what could be accomplished to afford the noncompliant environmental solace. He confirmed for me, that genius, like CO2, has a smell that takes your breath, and allows an average man to do spectacular things."
This is his piece of brilliance. He is leaving and I am going to miss him. We do not hang out, nor do we make visits to see each other, but he is a great person nonetheless. He has joined the ranks of Snarky & LaDolce. Me ever loving co-workers who have moved to a better place while I sit here. Afraid to go, or complacent in my life, you decide.
I have expanded my circle of on-line friends and I can not keep in touch with them all, so I had to do some updating here as well. You will find that anyone can post. While this may be a temp thing, for now I want to see how it goes.

enjoy life

Monday, October 09, 2006

Public market

I have never been to a public market. I have been to farmers markets, but not to a public market. Apparently the city 20 minutes from my town has a HUGE public market. I was told by a co-worker, and I went. Holy freggin' cow! It was amazing! The prices and variety of items is amazing. I bought things I did not intend to buy, but I did buy these snack cakes that look like hockey pucks for Bud. He called them hockey puck goodness. I guess that means that he likes them. I also got him these amish snickerdoodles. He loved those as well. I also picked up 2 mega packs of socks for $7. Since it is so far away it is not something that I can do all of the time, but I think that we will have to make another trip to get our apples for making applesauce. We need to get a bushel. Last year we did not get enough and ran out of applesauce. The only things we make from scratch are strawberry jam and applesauce. Yummmm! So I am a quest to get apples next week. Then I will have to wait on for the next trip. What a find. Have I mentioned that it is simply amazing!

enjoy life

Friday, October 06, 2006

Just wake up and smell the coffee.


Last night while I was in the bathroom (No this is not gross) I took a look in the mirror. OK that may be gross, but anyways I noticed that there are more grey hair then before. This is very disturbing to me. I used to be able to pluck them out in a fashion that would not leave me bald. Now it appears that the brownish color is slowly caving to that of a hue of grey. This is hugely disturbing to me. I do not want to look like my grandma and I do not want to have to spend 150.00 to achieve the look I want every 4 weeks. Thus I have not colored my hair in weeks! Hence the noticeable amounts of grey. I am in the 25-34 age bracket and I do not want this to be my reality. It is bad enough I get ma'amed, and I am getting those lines around my eyes. Polite people call them laugh lines, I do not laugh all that much, so there is no laugh line there. It is old lady wrinkle. Plain and simple. My friend who laughs a lot has laugh lines and they look like that. Mine do not. I guessthe time has come, I have to wake up and smell the coffee.


enjoy life.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

It's finally here!

Last night was the first night of hockey practice. I met another hockey mom named SueAnn. She was very nice. Bud was not the biggest, but not the smallest. He was not the best nor the one needing the most assistance. This is all well & good! I asked him if he had a good time, and he said yes! Mental note....bring water bottle and increase inventory of lysol & febreese. The sweat and the stankness that comes from this sport is GROSS! I had to put his gear in the garage last night to air out. He is only 4 how much stink should that produce I mean really. Well now I know and I grossly underestimated him. He sweat more in that hour that I have in my whole life, but he was just so cute!!!!!

Hockey starts tomorrow for the Amerks, We got our season tickets in the mail yesterday. Looking forward to that as well.

Side note we are going to the public market Saturday and I have never been. I have been told it is a great place to shop for stuff. We are going to go before practice.
woo hoo

enjoy life

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Rude or not you decide.

So there is this girl that I have not had any contact with since she left the company pretty much a year ago. Not even the courtesy of an email to say hello from her in the past year. Today I get an email soliciting money for a fundraiser that she is doing.
Hi!
I am raising money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a participant in their Light The Night Walk. I am walking in honor of my mother-in-law, xxxxxxxx, who has courageously fought the battle against lymphoma and is currently in remission. Each donation helps accelerate cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and brings hope to the patients and families who are on the front lines of the battle against these diseases.


Now I ask, what would you do? I would never ask her to buy anything nor would I send such an impersonal email to my friends soliciting money. I think it is rude. I am not the queen of etiquette, but I think that I have the basic skills of what is and what is not in good taste. I feel for her mother-in-law. I wil pray for her mother-in-law, but if you want money from me do it right and not like that.

That is it for now more to come!

enjoy life

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Awful Awful Awful

The whole issue with the Amish girls in the school house is very disturbing to me. Any form of violence to others is very disturbing, but this is more bothersome. These girls would have contributed to society in a simple way. They would have assisted families in the agriculture sector and would be mommies some day. They will raise honest, hard working and god fearing children.
So tell me, what is the matter with people? Why would someone hurt such a person.

THEY WERE LITTLE GIRLS! THEY LIVED SIMPLY!

While I'm at it.....why would anyone hurt children. Verbally. The big fat piece of horse patoot in FL is another one. Sending messages to kids working as pages. Until you are 18 you are a kid. I do not care how mature your parents say you are, or how far away from your parents you live. Until you are 18 you are a kid. Adults should know better and if you act on inappropriate behavior you deserve to be punished. Especially where children are concerned.
I do not care what your role in society is. All the more shame on you. Hiding in rehab is no excuse.

enjoy life

Friday, September 29, 2006

Kinda like herpes (but for a computer)



I took my computer to Mr. LDV for a check up. He basically said that it has a form of herpes. You know kinda like an illness that won't bother you, but also will not go away! The prescription after he gave it the initial dose of computer antibiotics was to keep an eye on it for flare ups and we should be ok. What a great guy!
Now let me fill you in on the cuteness of the LDV children. You walk in and they are both so happy to see you! Not shy or bashful, but genuinely happy to see you. The little round faces of cuteness are all smiles and cheer. My monster goes in to play for a bit. He loves the Thomas the Tank motif in the kids room. Now Mr. LDV says hey don't mind the mess to which I say ummm what mess? I see no mess. I see a house with pictures on the wall that tiny little hands made with love for the LDV family and friends to see. I see happy kids. I see a happy house. Oh yeah, I see Buddha and chica (can't miss them they are so happy to see people too). The cute little round dogs to match the cute little house, with the cute family.
Mrs. LDV has it good! A funny was when the little LDV says to my hubs .Papa Hi Papa. I thought that was hysterical. Only because Bud calls my dad Papa. I guess Hubs is getting old! hee hee hee.
So, by tonight all is going to be well. We will have our computer back and I got a dose of cuteness.
Thanks again Mr. & Mrs. LDV
http://the-sweet-life.blogspot.com

enjoy life!!!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

There is nothing to say! I am all meeting-ed out. I now have to schedule meetings for the meetings I just had so that I can delegate jobs. The funniest thing is that my dad is on my committee that I am the director of. I get to tell him what to do!

Tonight is Grey's night so there is nothing going on! I have nothing planned! My good friend LDV dropped me a line and my computer is going to Mr. LDV for a serious inspection. It is very ill and a mean old man wants to erase the hard drive to fix it. Not cool!

I attempted to get pre-sale tix for Trace and it did not work. For some reason we can not access the ticket place. major bummer, but Miss.D is going to check in to it from home and we are going to go together! Woo Hoo!

enjoy life

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

May I see you in my office.

Talk about making your heart jump.....
I was walking down the hall at work and the HR director comes up to me and says "I need to see you right away" (as she walks in to the conference room) I ask if I should close the door and she says "yes". My heart drops to the pit of my stomach. She says "First I would like to apologize on behalf of the company for overlooking your step-mother-in-laws funeral." "I was under the impression that the receptionist had taken care of flowers for that and an behalf of the company I am sorry". side note our receptionist is a ding bat not for this, but because she really is. Anyways, I said that I did not think that the company did things like that for step-in-laws. I was not expecting anything. A card would have been nice, but again, not expected. She said that the company will be making a donation to the American Heart Society in her name (that was Connie's charity of choice) Someone did read the obit. She said that she had no idea that nothing was done until yesterday, and when she found out, took it to the CEO who said that a donation was necessary.
Sometimes people shock the heck out of me and I am not sure how to react. I am one of the people who really expect nothing from other people, and to be honest it lightens the load.

enjoy life!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Over booked, with cookies

Yesterday I had a Rotary meeting after work.
Tonight I have a meeting at Camp Haccamo (Camp for disabled children)
Tomorrow night I have 2 meetings. One with the Wegmans International (an LPGA tournament that benefits Camp Haccamo) and I have a meeting with Special Olympics. Both are at 6pm. Believe it or not I am going to both. LPGA first and Special Olympics second. Thursday is Grey's.
Friday I have a Pampered Chef party.
Saturday is parent meeting for youth hockey & surprise party for hubs grandma.
Somewhere in there I have to make time for the hubs and Bud.
I also have to sell Pancake Day tickets and posters.
I also got in the mail a pack of cookies that I have to try exclusively for 5 days then I have to give my opinion, then I will get another pack of cookies to give my opinion, then I get a third pack of cookies.

All that and a bag of cookies. Who could ask for more.

enjoy life!

Monday, September 25, 2006

My life....soooo sad

So much happened in such a short period of time I am still trying to figure out everything.
Here it is:
  • Amerks kicked off training camp
  • I played softball on Saturday. Me the eternal spectator played and I did pretty well
  • Have a new babysitter for Bud. She was the cutest thing and she wants to do it again.
  • successfully pulled off the surprise party for hubs mom
  • Went to Food for breakfast. It was yummmy
  • Went to Miss A's house to see Grey's anatomy (makes me realize that my house is a piece of shit next to hers)
  • Watched Jets beat the Bills! Woo hoo woo hoo
  • Rode the bike with Bud (have not done that in 15 years)
  • Took down the vegetable garden
  • Found out Trace is coming to town!!!!!!!!
  • Megadeath was on the radio as I was going to the grocery store, and instantly I turned in to a teenager. Cranked the volume and rolled down the windows like a fool, but I did not care it was Megadeath.

Whew! My legs are reminding me that I am not meant for two forms of exercise in one weekend and really how outta shape I am.

enjoy life!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Bad mood Friday!

I can not believe that I did not see Grey's. I am so pissed. I asked the hubs to set the recorder for Grey's since I had a dinner to go to, and when we were walking in the door I noticed that it was 5 to ten. I said to the hubs oh, there is 5 minutes left. He looked at me and said no, it's been over with for an hour. I freaked and said ahhh ........NO! It is on from 8-10. He thought it was 8-9 since he did not listen to me when I said 8-10. This is a long standing sore spot when he listens to half of what I say. It happens most of the time. There are not a lot of shows that I really like, but this is one of them. Anyways, I missed it and I am annoyed. It all could have been avoided had he just listened to me. So today is bad mood Friday! Hopefully the weekend will be better!
enjoy life

Thursday, September 21, 2006

40 years from now



When my days lived are longer than the ones I have left I want to be able to do this. I want to be the female version of George Burns. This is what is going to help me make it. I do not want to sit in Barbados, or some exotic place waiting for a cabana boy to show up. Just plop me down on a curb with some fun clothes and a gar. Could you imagine how much fun this would be? The real simple life. People might even give me money. Wouldn't that be a hoot.

enjoy life

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


This is me. This is the mess I have to deal with at work. Now don't let me confuse you in to thinking that I am in the IT department. I am not. I am just dealing with a bunch of shit and everytime I try to fix something there is another component attached that begins and ends like this.
Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results? Yeah I am pretty sure that I am there.

enjoy life

Monday, September 18, 2006

How could I forget bun number 3


My sister in law called me on Friday night, I was out with the hubs and some friends at a bonfire. It was a load of fun. We also looked at their slides from their 2 week trip to Alaska and it was truly amazing! It makes me want to go. Well she called me again on Saturday morning and my niece needed to talk to me. My 5 year old niece proceeded to tell me that she was going to be a big sister again. My asset brother is once again pro-creating. I have let most of the Sh*& between us go, but I am still holding out for an apology. So there is a "bun in the oven". My brother is actually the last of the C family. It is not like he is a Jr or anything like that. He is the fifth. My dad is CRC the IV my brother is CRC V. If this child is not a boy then he is the last. I really could care less. I love my nieces and just hope for healthy. They will now have to move to a bigger house and get a mini-van. hee hee hee.

enjoy life

Get it...got it...good! Let's go!

  • H.E.C.C approved helmet w/ full face shield, chin strap & ear pieces.....check
  • colored Internal mouth guard.....check
  • neck guard....check
  • Shoulder pads....check...check (there is 2)
  • Elbow pads....check...check
  • gloves....check...check
  • Hockey pants....check
  • shin guards...check...check
  • hockey skates....check....check
  • cup w/ supporter...check (not a mommyrox thing)
  • ice hockey stick....check (side note wrapped accordingly)

This is how I spent my Saturday. Bud, Papa ad I went to the two area sports stores that sell hockey gear and we bought everything we needed. Even things we did not need. It is going to be great to see him out there in his glory. It was just so much fun seeing him get all dressed in it all. It did hit a stimulation overload at about 6pm Saturday evening. We packed up the hockey bag and he is so ready for his first game/practice. If it is not going to work I will know for sure this year. If it is something that he loves then this is the first step in a long ride.

This is what I learned. When one salesman says "oh yeah it is always a bit snug, if you just cut it here at the top it will come off easier" go to another store. When a child says "no mommy the blue ones fit better than the black ones" and they are the same size clearly fit has not even entered the mind. And lastly...... drum roll please.......when it comes to hockey Bud knows everything and I know nothing. So I have been told.

enjoy life!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Nooo not Dog!


This is Dog and dogs family.

He and his two sons Leland and Tim have been arrested. They really look like they should have been arrested by the fashion police instead of the real police.
Now I really have no idea why he has been arrested for kidnapping. My hubs loves to watch this show. Why, once again I have no idea. They are these way freakish bounty hunters from Hawaii who pray ("protect us Jesus as we go to get the bad guy") and say they are doing society a favor by "getting the bad guys off the streets". I cannot dispute this. I just think that they are so bizarre. I mean really, I understand tradition and heritage, but yikes people. If I were a criminal I would turn myself in before these folks were to come and get me. I would not run because I did not want to go to jail, I would run to get away from them.
lesson here... stay out of trouble unless you like this guy to touch you. eewww!
enjoy life!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Damn that bug!

Take a good look at this bug. They move slower than a snail and they fly like any regular beetle does. They are called many things such as stink bug, assassin bug (beetle), grasshopper bug. Well these lovely things are infesting our office, and they make me nuts! We call the exterminator and he says sorry not much I can do, because they live in the vents and in the drains. Anywhere it is moist and some what warm. We have had this problem for almost 2 years, and each time I see one it makes me jump. I am not afraid of bugs, but these are quiet and it is like someone sneaking up on you. I go to reach for a paper on my desk and there one is. Just sitting there. I did not hear it buzz like a flying bug should, it just appeared. Damn those bugs. I think they got the name assassin from the freakin' heart attack that you get when they sneak up on you and your heart is beating 1000 times a minute to recover from the shock of seeing them.

enjoy life

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Let there be snot!

The snot is rollin now! I am feeling better. Thank you to the makers of Sudafed, Puffs plus with lotion and Halls. Oh I can not forget Tim Hortons. That smooth throat coating tripple tripple goodness that has helped me get through this. mmmmmm. I love you man.

enjoy life

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Still in the midst of crappe'.

I feel like all of the garbage in the previous post only it has been tossed in to the blender and well that is it.

I am eating my processed chicken soup for lunch in all of it's goldfish noodle goodness. Sounds good huh? Betcha wish you had some of this. I will top it off with some OJ. Now that's as american as apple pie. Right?

enjoy life

Monday, September 11, 2006

I feel like arse!



You see that big pile of garbage? See the people walking around it as if it is no big deal? That is me, the garbage. Healthy people are milling around as if I do not feel like shit and expecting too much from me today.

Oh yeah that Bucky got caught. Would you believe that it was such news that the local grocery store announced it on the PA while I was shopping.

enjoy life

Friday, September 08, 2006

Damn that Phillips guy

That piece of shit bucky that is running from the cops is all over the national news now. I went to CNN and there is was main news, I went to Fox and there is was main news, and the AP has a main tag line for him. This asshat (thanks miss lis for the verbiage) has disrupted lives all over the state. There are troopers that have missed their kids first day of school and vacations have been cancelled. There are schools and businesses in lockdown. Children in the smallest of small communities that are told not to go out because of a gun toting crazy man. Now before you get in to a huff I know that it is the job of the troopers to be flexible, but this is crazy. He has been on the run since April, and the man power needed for this remote area far outweighs the manpower available. As of this morning he is on the FBI top 10 list. Dead or alive he will be caught now. I know that this asshat has not earned the right to take up two days of my post, but I feel for the multitude of folks that are in disarray as well as the lives that are shattered because a loved one is injured. One of the guys I work with has just received a call that his wife "Mrs. Engineer" the NYS Trooper is going to assist in this manhunt. All my best to her for her safe return!
Here is my message to the world. Take care of your children. Raise them right, and teach them to respect the law!

enjoy life.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Hold it in..... no more!

Since mid June there has been this guy names Ralph "Bucky" Phillips who has been on the run from the New York State Troopers. You see the one thing that he did was he escaped from a prison in Erie. Now items that the police think that he is in connection with are: shooting 3 troopers. With great sadness one of the three passed away (Trooper Longobardo), one is clinging to life in a hospital (Trooper Baker) and the third is recovering from wounds. The first two were shot in the back which is cowardly no matter who did it. What gets my goat is that he is Indian (Native American to those of you who are PC). I am an Indian and I am disgusted with the behavior that he is displaying. He is also wanted in connection with multiple home and business invasions and car thefts. He is running from the law and with the help of his family he has been succeeding. There is even a restaurant that has me so enraged they are offering "Bucky burgers" they are regular burgers that are served in a to go container "in case you need to run out fast". People need to wake up and smell the coffee. How can this be funny. How can you make money out of so much tragedy?
He is now on the US Marshals 15 most wanted list. I hope they find him soon, and I pray that the rumors that say Indians on the reservation are protecting him are not true, and that the $250,000 reward money goes to the troopers bereavement fund.

sadly I will say
enjoy life

Just stuff

First, Out of curiosity I watched Miss Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News. I am not a fan by any means and I do not think I ever will be, but I am now even more put off by her tilting of the head when she talks to the camera. You know that look that your 3rd grade teacher gave you when she wanted to make sure you understood her. She did that by tilting her head to the side and repeating her question. I do it to Bud when I want to make sure he understands me. So when Miss Katie tilts her head and opens her flapper I get annoyed and have to change the channel. So back I go to ABC World News Tonight.

Next, I have been a bad friend to Pearlie. You see Pearlie used to work at the hockey arena as a hot dog cook. She was a retired school bus driver for the inner city. She loved Bud. She would give Bud little trinkets when he was at the game. This past February she go in to a car accident and really never recovered fully. She has moved to Texas to be with her daughter and I have been slacking on writing her letters. Well to be honest I have not written any! When she got in to her accident Bud sent her a cookie basket and we sent her letters, but since she has sent me 7 or 8 letters and I have sent none. My grandma would be so disappointed in me. Well last night I sat and wrote her a 3 page letter. I hope that helps in making up for the fact that I have not written all summer. I think that she is a great lady, and I wish her all the best. I will miss her this year as she has been a fixture at the arena for the past few years.

Next, It was a full moon which would provide some sort of explanation about the leg thing the other night.

Next, Football starts tonight. NY Jets lets go!

lastly, enjoy life

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

While I was sleeping.....funky calf rubbing....

I went to bed earlier than usual last night and fell in to a rare deep sleep.

Well, in the middle of this really good sleep my husband wakes me up by fiercely rubbing his hand up and down my left calf. This shocks the heck out of me. I am thinking he has lost all of his marbles. My first thought is well jeesh I know that I need to shave my legs, but this is crazy! Then I told him to stop, and he got out of bed and went to the kitchen, then came back to bed and went back to sleep.

This morning when my hubs gets up I asked him what it was last night that made him rub my leg. He said that he did no such thing. I said you woke me out of a really good sleep and made me talk to you. That is how I know that is was true. He insists that I am making the entire thing up. I am so not crazy! Not only that he is not going to pin this silly act on me with out a good reason, he is not going to win this one. He was laughing about it this morning, but it is still very strange.
Could there be something funky in the stars? There is no full moon. I am perplexed.

enjoy life.

p.s.
Congrats to Mrs. Kate and Mr. Bill on the arrival of Lauren Claire

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Again with the hair.

I had a weekend. Nothing fancy, nothing out of the ordinary, I was asked to work the ball game and I did on Friday, Sunday & Monday. On Saturday since the ball game was rained out We took Bud to Friendly's for dinner and ice cream. It was a great night out. While eating I realized that Bud needed a hair cut. This child has more hair than a child should. Not only is it thick there is a lot of it. He gets that from me. Well we stopped by this hair place in the mall to get a kid cut. I said short. She said OK I'll give him a 2 in the back and we'll work with the top. I say OK. So there I sit watching. When all is done I looked at him thought great much cleaner. Then I took another look and realized that my cute little guy looks like he should be in an old beat up truck with a confederate flag in the back window with white power tattoed on his arm. NO WAY NOT MY KID! This had to change right away. So as soon as we get home I grab that bottle of gel in the cabinet and I spike up the hair. Now that is cute! He is a slight variation of the Jerry McGuire kid. You know who I mean the one who says "Did you know the human head weighs 8 pounds?" So now I am obsessed with making sure that the hair is spiky. First, I have my own hair issues and now I am giving Bud hair issues. When will the madness end!

enjoy life

Friday, September 01, 2006

I'm a big kid now

The hubs calls me at work and the conversation goes something like this:

Hubs "where is the camera?"
Mommyrox "It's in my purse, Why do you ask?"
H " Bud is riding his bike"
M "And you need the camera for that?"
H " The two wheel bike!"
M "NO WAY!"

I had the camera in my purse because on Wednesday he was jumping off the diving board in to the deep end of the pool. I went on my lunch to watch him jump. Now he is riding a "big kid bike" My baby is not a baby anymore. He is officially a big kid. (tear rolling down my cheek). I am amazed at his level of confidence and how much pride he has with this accomplishment.

At least I have one more year before he starts school. Time goes by so fast that I will once again send my love out to all of my peeps. Since it is Labor Day weekend I will not be back until Tuesday, and with that it should be a wet one! Thank you hurricane Ernesto!

enjoy life

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Are you the singee or singer?

I pulled a late night last night due to the afore mentioned software program, and as I was driving home I had a deep thought. Are you ready for this? When you were a kid listening to the radio (sorry we did not have ipods) did you envision yourself at the person singing the song to someone? or someone singing the song to you? I must say I pondered this longer than necessary on my 10 minute commute home. I was the one who envisioned myself singing this to someone, where as a guy that I had an un-recipical mad crush on (in 8th grade) envisioned that someone singing it to him. What was amazing is that I put a lot of thought in to this. I never ever thought about it before. I had just thought everyone thought the same way about certain songs the way I did.

So that is my pondering thought and I needed to share.

signed the singer

enjoy life

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Office Software & Hockey you decide

We have a software in our office called timberfuck. It kicks me out almost daily and if I am lucky twice a day. Today instead of having the luxury of being kicked out, it is shut down. So here I am. My position in this company does not allow me to do anything but work in the various programs with in this piece of shi$ software.

So the decision has been made and we are enrolling Bud in the Pony league to play hockey. Bud has no idea yet, as we have not told him. This will involve reaching deep in to the pockets and forking up almost $400 for the time. Thank goodness Papa and Mama (my parents) are going to foot the bill for equipment. It won't be too bad since he already has the skates & helmet. It runs from October to March 2 days a week of 1 hour ice time. Now one might say why would you pay that much for a child to play hockey. Well here are the reasons.



  1. The first time he rolled over the hockey highlights were on ESPN and he was watching it when I went to check on him.
  2. For Christmas when he turned 2 he was given a hockey stick from Santa and since then he has had one in his possession all the time.
  3. He learned to skate from the recreation program that is offered for the town and has been going every Wednesday since he was allowed on the public rink.
  4. All summer he has been on his roller blades playing hockey in the driveway
  5. When he won my office NCAA pool he wanted a hockey helmet. Not toys, or McDonald's, but a hockey helmet. So he got one. (Note: The pictures below are pre-helmet purchase)

Need I say more. Look how much fun he is having.

enjoy life

Monday, August 28, 2006

Big Sissy!

I have decided that in my not so old age that I have become a big sissy!
Hubs, Bud & I went to the Carnival at the local church. It is an annual event that always draws a huge crowd. They have rides for kids & adults, carnival games and food. Well we set a limit on the rides for Bud and he wants to ride the paratooper. It is a big umbrella like ride that you sit in and it goes forwards and backwards. Since the hubs hates heights that leaves me to go. Now back in my day I would ride every ride in the park. I would go upsidedown and backwards. Never bothered me. So here I am sitting next to Bud and we are on the ride. He is rocking the seat back and forth and I am FREAKING out. I said to him hey Bud don't do that. He could care less. He keeps on rocking. Me on the other hand I am as pale as a ghost. I want to get off. Then we start to go backwards. Bud looks at me after we get off and he says want to go again? I said no. He says big sissy. Where in the heck does that come from.
No matter it is true I am a big sissy.
enjoy life

Friday, August 25, 2006

July 13 Part V

Ok I am going to bullet this:
  • Meet with funeral director make plans and slut tries to change them in front of the funeral director she does not succeed.
  • Go to florist and get flowers slut tries to pick them out for us again does not succeed(contemplating changing her name to bitch)
  • Call Church and make arrangements for reception and start to plan menu
  • Ask for help in getting food for 50 folks, get minimal.
  • Work on eulogy (very hard)
  • Work on collages for service
  • Take care of guest and my child

Now we are done with the service and we spend lots of time with the FIL. The slut tries to take items out of the house and demand that certain things are hers. No the case since the lawyer told her no, but she managed to steal about a suitcase and a half of the items that were my SMIL's. If I ever see that thieving ungrateful slut again it will be too soon.

Oh yeah.... brother-in-laws wife calls (who is in CA) to speak with brother in law (who is in NY for funeral) and says I am leaving you. I am calling a lawyer and I want a divorce.

The insanity will never end. So that is my story and I am tired. This week has been all about getting this out and venting about the craziness. I needed to do it and I am not sorry if it bugged you. This is my space and I can write what I want to.

I missed all of Rockstar and Big Brother so I am grouchy about that too.

Side note: since July 4, 2006 to August 21, 2006 I have had 6 deaths around me. I am done. No more. Enough.

Enjoy life!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

July 13 Part V

Here we go!
On Monday I go to work. What the hell was I thinking????? I get a call from my hubs sister and she has told me that slut is calling the lawyer stating there is a will making all kinds of a fuss. We are planning to meet the funeral director at 3:00 so my plan of working a half day goes down the tube. I go home. Make more phone calls and more phone calls and more freakin phone calls. Then we meet for lunch to make sure that FIL is eating. Slut is late as usual and on the phone with her friends. Only cries when others are around to gain sympathy. We go to the funeral home and talk about the details and how the obit should read. Slut provides a piece of paper written the way she wants to be in the paper and the funeral director says no! She also tries to make changes to the date and time that we have already decided on. Every so offen the room would get quiet and we would look at her like she was an idiot. Once Thursday was firm we made the arrangements with the church and the reception after the service. I was in charge of all of it to make sure that it went smoothly. I did a lot of cooking and salad making. It was ok. Slut did everything to try to ruin it. She moved the special flower that FIL put near the picture at the alter for the service, she took a bunch of the flowers from the service and wanted to take them to a nursing home. When FIL said he wanted the ones he picked for his wife that said "Wife" she said no, I paid for them. They go to the nursing home. Just little things like that made us hate her. The last straw was when she stole items from the house and demanded that all of the SMIL rings and pearls go to her. Umm NO! She crammed her suitcases full of stuff that she could smuggle out and went back to Florida. Thank god! Karma hit her though. Her luggage was lost and the had the runs the entire flight.
If I ever see her again it will be too soon. Would you believe there is still no will! She was so insistent that there was. Lesson learned. Get a will, health care proxy and make all of your funeral wishes known.

I have had 6 deaths in my life since July 4th. I think that I have hit my quota!


I can now enjoy life. Albeit a bit sadder now, but I am going to enjoy life.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

July 13 Part IV

So here I am at 2:30 calling all of the SMIL's family members who live out of the state to let them now what has happened. Once I make those calls Bud wakes up with dreams of monsters. It was creepy! At this time I was contemplating when and how to tell Bud that his gramma whom he say just a couple of weeks ago has passed. I wait. I do nothing. I sit and then contemplate weather or not we should take our scheduled day trip to the local amusement park. I decide to go, and not tell Bud so will have a good time. Honestly, as I look back that part of the day was a blur. I decide that I need to leave Bud at my parents house after the trip so that I can take care of business with the hubs family. What I find out is that the sister to SMIL is on her way and wil be arriving sometime in the late afternoon. Now the family is at the house cleaning and throwing away all sorts of garbage so that the house will be prepared for the company that is about to arrive in the next few days. Now here is a very vital part. She had no will. She was married to FIL for 19 years (not days or months, but years) and they had been together for 26 years. This is important for later. At 4pm I meet the deceased sister at a gas station. I'll call slut for the benefit of FIL. I have her follow me to FIL's house and she is all weepy. When we arrive the house looks to be in pretty good shape. Now slut takes it upon herself to go through the house as if SMIL was single and lived alone. FIL was pissed and right away knew where this was going. So here we are at 5pm on Sunday looking for a will or any sort of important documentation. There was none, but slut insisted that she had one at her house in FL from 1977. That was a lie. Then we all sit down and get to talking about the service. Slut wants it on Friday. FIL's kids say Thursday since Wednesday would have been SMIL's 64th birthday, and why drag it out. End result it was agreed SMIL was to be cremated and buried on Thurs 8/17. I make the call to the funeral home and get all of the arrangements started. First meeting is Monday with the funeral director. I also contact the church and make all of the arrangements for the reception after the service. FIL also asked me to give a eulogy. As if my plate is not full enough. Hub's sister takes on all of the finances (big mess).

Part V tomorrow (please bear with me, this is very therapeutic for me)
enjoy life

July 13 Part III

Another couple of days of my father in law and the PA trying to help care for the step mother in law and on August 6 she falls to the ground and just the FIL is there. He calls his son who has a fantastic nurse wife and they get her up and go straight to the car. While she is sitting in the car the nurse calls the PA and says she is in the car and we are coming to you. So off they go to the non-surgical hospital. Once she gets there she is placed in to ICU. Her leg is infected and there is a spot on her incision that is going to rupture and she could bleed to death. They dope her up on meds and keep her stable. That is all they can do. The doctors have a request to get her to Strong Memorial Hospital where she needs critical care, and they are waiting for a bed there for her. On August 11 the spot ruptures and she has a surgical Dr. stop the bleed and rush her to Strong. Once there after the initial run through of the charts and the doctors rounds they call at 5:00 am and tell us that they need to amputate just below the knee. The infection was that bad. So she goes under the knife not knowing what is happening. Once they get out of the surgery they have informed us that the entire leg was amputated and that the infection was really bad. She is in Surgical intensive care with a nurse 24/7. She passes away on 8/13 one month to the day of the original routine procedure at 2:22 am. I get the call from the hospital. Yes, I got that call, which leaves me to call all of the family members and relay the news. The Hubs, his dad, his sister and his brother all rush to the hospital. Hubs gets there first and says a prayer with her and waits for the rest of the family.

Part IV later

enjoy life

Monday, August 21, 2006

July 13 Part II

So on to Part II
Discharge happened on 7/18 in the afternoon. She was released with an infection in her leg and with oral meds to treat. She went to her primary care physician two days later. Primary doc says to father in law you should be ok to care for her. Just keep the bandages clean and make sure she takes her meds. FIL says Ok if you say so. He does the best he can not realizing how hard it is to take care of her. He calls the Dr the next Monday 6 days after release from hospital and says I need help. I can't do this. Dr. says bring her in Thursday. Once again they go in to the office and finally he gets the assistance he needs to care for his wife. A Physicans Assistant from a non-surgical hospital. She comes every other day to see her and make sure that all is well. After a week the leg is not healing, and the wound where the incision is just happens to be getting worse even after being on antibiotics for the leg infection. The PA says she needs to go back to the hospital 7/27 . So in she goes to the Emergency Department. Released the next day. Just an infection we will up the antibiotics that are clearly not working. You see they had her records and how she behaved and did not want her back in the hospital. Bastards. That was their second mistake. The PA still came every other day and did the best she could to help.

Tomorrow Part III

enjoy life!

It started July 13 Part I

On July 13 in the early morning my husbands step mother (or my step-mother-in-law) asked me to send emails to her friends and family to keep them updated on the progress of a routine surgery scheduled for July 13. They needed to do some work on an either an artery or vein in her leg. I did this. It was a favor and was only going to last a few days. Well, we went to see her in the hospital after the surgery on July 15. She had a violent episode due to being on prozac (about 1 month prior to surgery) and vicodin for the pain of the surgery. Because of this security had be outside her room 24/7. No staff was allowed in her room by themselves. If her blood pressure was to be taken the staff had to use a manual cuff not the automatic one. She got violent when the automatic was used (the lazy staff never looked at her chart to check this out). Despite her not feeling well and the episodes of violence, she was discharged from the hospital on July 18. Clearly a difficult patient, but due the special mixture of meds.
My father in law called constantly to get follow up care since SMIL was discharged with out it. Eventually she was assigned a physicians assistant out of another non-surgical hospital. No one bothered to see what was making her a difficult patient, they just thought she was a mean person.

Part II next time.....

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Wet and Wild Wednesday

I had to use a vacation day yesterday since my steady Wednesday sitter (my dad) has to go and work at his retirement gig at the ball park. There was an afternoon game and those pesky press box guys needed him there. So I say hey Bud it's going to be the best Bud and mommy day. Let's go someplace. I pack up the family funster and off we go to the waterpark. The sun was deceiving. It was a cool day, but that sun was hotter than a mother. I now have sun burn like nobody's business. Bud, on the other hand has a little pink around the face, but that is all.
We did have an awesome time. We were there from 11-4. That was long enough for him, and to be honest long enough for me. So back to this hot thing. I have decided that when you go to a place like that no matter how much sunblock you have it is never enough. My lips are even a little krispy. In reality none of that matters since we had such a great day. Surprisingly we did not even get over charged on the food bit. I spent few dollars, and had a lot of fun. If you get the chance to go I would recommend http://www.roselandwaterpark.com
There are things that I would recommend for the select few. If a bikini comes in your size, but you have that little extra summin' summin' around your mid section DO NOT BUY! It is offensive to those all around you. Most moms got the knack of what is reasonable. To the ladies who are childless special note. This is a kids park in the middle of the week, you are not going to meet your future husband here unless he is the janitor and that is what you have set your goal on. For the teenage girls, standing in front of the cute lifeguard will not get his attention. You are annoying him to the extent that he has asked you to move so he can do his job. Then when he goes on break he is not allowed to "socialize" with the patrons that is the rule. You should read them when you walk in. It is clearly stated on the board.
Kids for the most part are well behaved to my extreme pleasure. It is a happy place for all.
I suppose I really needed that on a Wednesday!

enjoy life.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Good Food Karma

Today must be my lucky day for food.
I came in to the office and a co-worker whom I have given some of bud's newborn clothes that are too small offered to take me out to lunch. I said sure. He is just a nice guy. The co-worker that is. Then upon return from lunch there are these delicious cupcakes sitting in the break room for all.
Then at 3pm one of the guys that is in my cube farm got an extra coffee by mistake and offered it to me. It is just the way I like it, and I needed a coffee too. Yummm! All of this to me is good food karma.

Took the kids to the carnival this weekend and had a blast! I actually rode a ride with the kids. Bud and Sarah were having a blast and I was a bit of a nervous nelly about it. It has been years since I rode any ride, and this was a good way to get re-acquainted with it. I forgot how much I enjoy it. They wanted to go again and we did not have enough time. That is ok though we will go to another carnival in a couple weeks. Then that is it summer will officially be gone. Where does the time go.

enjoy life!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Birthdays

Last night we celebrated the birthday of Papa. Bud was so excited to give him his present he wanted to open it for him too. My dad being the ever tolerant man (where was that tolerance when I was a kid?) says sure Bud. We can all open the present. Three children and one adult opening 1 gift. Here is a guy who loves the grandchildren more than just about anything else in the world and lets them get away with anything. The home of my parents has become the land of the free. Kids can do what ever they want, eat what ever they want, stay up as late as they want. Where was this when I was a kid? I had strict bed time and I was not allowed to eat 3 popsicles in 15 minutes, and if I had the cartoons on all night I would be grounded from the TV.
I guess this is what makes my parents happy. My dad has said that this was the best birthday ever. In all there was my spineless brother, his wife, and their two kids, my hubs, mom, and Bud. That did make for a nice dinner and with the children being so young it thankfully took all of the potential for conversation out of the event. Since it took all of my energy not to lunge over the table and rip my brothers eyes out, pour some common sense in the holes and then put them back in. It felt pretty good to say that if I must say so.
So anyways it was a lovely dinner and as always Mr. Cerame has out done himself.

enjoy life

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Where do bridges come from?

Finally a break in the weather. It has cooled down. There is no longer the scorching 100 plus humidity!
Here is a statement I am throwing out there. In my world death happens in 3's. I have been informed that two of my friends have had their grandmothers pass. One on Saturday and one on Monday. I am sorry for the loss, but I do not want to know who is next! I am tired of death this year. There have been too many already.
Now the pleasure of realization. While taking Bud to my parents house he was talking about bridges. I think that is what was on his mind at the time. We talked about what bridges do, what the opposite of bridges are (tunnels??), what kinds of bridges there are(ones that go up and ones that do nothing). Keeping in mind once again this is a 4 year old. I never realized how many bridges we go over to get to my parents until he informed me of every single one.
So as we are talking he is learning things and is very excited about it. I could actually see and feel his energy from learning these things. I am not the bad parent!

I am still waiting on an update from the director at the school from yesterday.

enjoy life

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Confessions of a 4 year old

So the pint sized monster that is living in my house is becoming "that kid". You know the one that when he walks in the room no matter how funny he can be he is already perceived as the naughty one. Yup that's my kid.
Preschool is two days a week.
For the last 2 1/2 weeks we have been told by the teachers that he is having thumbs down days. In complete frustration of taking away certain toys and no dessert I finally sat him down and asked what is happening at school to make a thumbs down day.
I promised that I would not be mad no matter what he told me. Would you believe that worked?
He proceeds to tell me ALL of the things that he does at pre-k that are "naughty" and even what the teachers do not see him do.
He has become (gulp) the kid that I tell my kid to stay away from. I have become that kids mom. The one I never wanted to become. I wanted to be the cool mom. Looks like that is not going to happen.
So what is a supermom to do???
Tail between my legs, I called the school to schedule a parent teacher conference.
Stay tuned for part II

side note:
AMERKS season schedule comes out today at 4:00. woo hoo woo hoo hoo.

enjoy life

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Checking in

Hey how are ya?
Oh yeah?
No not too much going on here.
Yeah I know it's been a while. You know that addiction to Big Brother I mentioned and well rockstar supernova. It's nuts!
Oh did I tell you I had this monster blood infection in my foot. It was awful. I could not walk on it. There is no feeling worse than standing in your kitchen, you hear the phone ring, and if you are like us with the digital cable I can look at the TV to see the caller ID. Well it was my work. I was right then and there trying to figure how to get from the kitchen to the living room on a foot that I could not walk on. It is amazing how your mind will not let your body just fall. I stood there just trying to will myself to the ground so I could get across the floor on my ass. That process was a real eye opener. I had to let my one good leg just collapse which was such an unnatural act that I will not go into detail. Let's just say I made it down, and got to the phone. Now I have since been feeling better, but that was just an experience.
Bud is well. He has picked up the swiming thing which is great. He loves to jump in the pool and play.
My dad had a bitrthday. We will be celebrating this Thursday. I will look forward to that. Aside of that all is well in my small corner of the world.
Take care.
enjoy life!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Where does the time go?

Let me tell you. Sometime last fall I was called on a referral to help out at a concert for the Spirit of America concert that was in town. Since then I have not been called to work any other shows or concerts. No big deal. Well all of that changed when I get the call to work the American Idols concert. It was one step above stewing in my own vomit, but I survived it. Then Saturday morning I get a call to work the local soccer game. I said ok. I can be an usher at a soccer game. Since it was an expo game, there was no one in the nose bleed section that I was working. Made my job easy! Then there was a call on Sunday asking me to work the local AAA baseball game. I said sure. I enjoyed both of those events. Getting these calls will make it easy for me to save some more cash so that I will not have to work a second job at Christmas time. :-) That and I just found out that our company is getting a CASH bonus this year instead of stock options.

I had an earlier post of a missing friend. I had not heard from her in a while. I was one step before sitting outside her house watching for movement. Turns out like the rest of the world she is so busy with her two adorable boys and husband. I have a small group of friends and I treasure each and every one of them. So here is the heads up that I will look for you from time to time to make sure all is ok.

enjoy life

Monday, July 24, 2006

Short note

This is a short note, since I am way busy at work, and I have so much to fill you in on, and not a lot of time to do so.

On our way to pre-K today there was a huge accident. It blocked traffic in one lane, and you could look over and see that there were two cars all crumpled up with the doors pried off by the rescue units (no one inside either vehicle). Bud saw it from the back seat and said "Mommy are those people dead?" I answered calmly with a complete look of surprise that he would say such a thing "I think they are going to the hospital. They need to see a doctor". He accepted that and said "Can we pray for them" As tears welled up in my eyes I said sure Bud. We said a short prayer of "Dear Lord please watch over the people in the car acident, and may they be safe. Amen".
Once again he shocks me with his compassion.

enjoy life!