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...

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!

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!