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

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...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.

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!"

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!

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