Monday, December 03, 2007
We are all paying $50 to drive and be guaranteed at home. Off we go. Bob travels for a living (scuba training instructor) one of nine in the world with his classification. He talked the entire way. He is an amazing person. He was on a return flight from Moscow, Russia, and has flight issues all the time. He is constantly driving that route. So I felt good about the ride. That and he drove us to Binghamton in great time. He actually lives on the outskirts of Binghamton and lives at the bottom of a very very steep hill. As we were driving down the hill is was a sheet of ice. At one point I believe that he lost control of the car, but he did not let on. I thought we were going to crash down the hill since we were in a spin and kept going from side to side on the hill all the way down. Thank god there was no traffic behind us, in front of us or coming toward us. He regained control and we continued down the hill. I will post about Binghamton to Syracuse tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Mrs. P says what? James points to our chests and again says "you have the same size Bikinis."
All of the adults chuckle and Mrs. P and & snicker.
With that Happy Thanksgiving. . Be thankful for the little things.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Once again a sleepless night thanks to Mr. Magorium.
Once again if you have children under 10 not a movie for them.
Thanksgiving is almost ready.
Windows cleaned, today I take the dishes out and make sure that there are enough. That and go to pilgrim pride day at school for Bud's classroom. YEAH!
Oh yeah I have been so busy I forgot that I am going to NYC next weekend. This is my yearly trip with my mom and my great aunt. Woo Hoo!
Bud's coach asked him to be the goalie for the first game and of course I am going to miss it. I know he will do well!!!
So much to do so little time. I feel in control though!
Monday, November 19, 2007
There are no major decisions to make except for what store am I going to go to first for Black Friday. Can you believe that? I am not impressed with any ads because there is nothing in them that I need. What I need to buy is not on sale!
I gotta tell you I took Bud to see Mr. Magoriums wonder emporium. I do not have discretionary dollars to spend freely, but I promised Bud we would go. It was awful!!! The premise is that Mr. Magorium is going to die! It is announced in the beginning that he is going to die for no reason. He was perfectly healthy at 243 years old (looking like any grandpa) and since his shoes are wearing out he is going to "just" die. Leaving the toy store to a friend to run. WTF people. Children are seeing this movie and you bring up death? It is rated G I believe. Again, I took Bud and he had nightmares that "mommy is going to just die". I said Mommy is not going to die today. I can not predict the future, but I am not going to lie either. He is terribly upset. I have come to realize that my son is sort of a sensitive child. He will still act impulsively, but he feels bad if he hurts you or if you are hurt. So I am a bit mad. This was previewed as wonderful toy store movie for children. It is about death. It is awful for children. Shame on you Disney. Now that I have given my view point.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
On the job front, I went on this one interview that was 6 hours long almost two weeks ago. I was very excited about, not so much the commute, but the job itself. The HR guy calls me once every five days to make sure I am not loosing interest. They are just so busy that they have not had a chance to get everyone together to meet about what was said. He has told me that the feedback he has received has been really good. I keep applying to other jobs, but I have had no response. Did I mention that my recruiter left the company. She got an accounting job. Go F&*king figure. She was supposed to be working for me. Not that I am surprised. I am still pissed. There are going to be better things I am sure of it. I am on to the power of positive thinking.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Yup, he is the one in the middle with the tie on. He said he HAD to wear a shirt and tie for a concert. I am so proud of his judgement! He is wearing sneakers, because you know he can't be seen in church shoes on the bus. I almost fell over on that one, but nonetheless that's my Bud. My dad even came with my niece and she was a good girl. She is 3 and it took a lot for her to be there and behave.
Well that's all for today.
Friday, November 02, 2007
On a happier note.....
I had a phone interview and it went well. They want to see me in person. Could be scary. I do clean up nicely if I might say so myself. Since I have already wowed them with my wit, I must wow them with my wardrobe. And shake this horrible cough that sounds like croup.
Anyways, still hoping. Must find Job.
I am tired of web searching, It has given me an opportunity to see how my "friends" in blog world are doing. Many are still clicking away. Not like I expected them to stop, I just was busy.
Once again it has been decided I will hold the feast of food on turkey day. This is a good thing I believe. I will cook for 12 people. 5 are children under 6. Still, I will do it no matter how much I claim to hate it. I think I love it. I just need a bigger house for this kind of thing. Just found out that one of the in laws has been separated from his wife for two months and that his wife filed for divorce. YIKES! We must have been living in a box or something, because we did not know. Better yet we mind our own business.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
I know a bit big, but he loved it.
Monday, October 29, 2007
It was just that lovely.
On the days I was not at the beach I was sitting poolside with a fresh squeezed glass of Florida orange juice. mmmmm.
I get off the plane and Kapow! It is 35 degrees and COLD! Yeah, I know I live in NY I should know better. I am still unemployed and still frustrated as all get out about the Dept of Labor, but I will get through it. I will be patient!
Short recap is that we went to the Lowery park zoo and it was amazing! As soon as I reboot my camera software I will upload a picture of Bud feeding the giraffe Randall. Daddy fed Coby as he was just too big and intimidating for Bud. He also fed the stingrays and the (shuddering) Morey eels. A very hands on Zoo. I will add the the eel bit was at the Florida Aquarium.
We do not have a costume picked out yet, but we are working on it. We have 2 days. Actually 1 if you count that he has practice tonight.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Mommyrox: Umm No
O: Were you dismissed for breaking company policy?
O: If not for lack of work, were you given a written warning? Verbal?
M: Umm No and No
O: You state that you were not let go for lack of work, so what policy was violated?
M: Umm none.
O: I am sorry you do not qualify for benefits until we can determine that you were terminated for lack of work.
M: Excuse me , but you did not hear me. The recruiter did not get commission on her placement because SHE switched jobs. Not me. I was let go so she could find a placement where she could get her commission.
O: Yes, Ma'am I understand, but unless you were let go for lack of work we have to suspend all benefits to you.
O: You violated a company policy and were dismissed. I will need proof of written warnings sent to the office before we can determine if you qualify.
M: No I did not violate policy, and I was never written up, so no written warnings will be sent.
O: Then why were you discharged? Please explain.
This is my tax dollars at work? How do I get that job?
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
I have had a lot of time at home and realized I am not meant to cook. Bake, yes. Cook, nope. While I enjoy eating.....(I am down 21 pounds now). I can not cook.
Part of the pre-requisite to cooking is tasting as you go. That is one thing I can not do. So if a recipe calls for " season to taste" I can not. Season to taste is either too much or too little. Never just right as I am not a guesser. My husband will tell you Nah, the wife can not cook. You don't even want her to try.
Anyways, I thought if I had the time I might be able to do it. Had the time, still could not do it.
Officially cooking is outta my system. I think it might be best for everyone involved!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I was recruited from my job to another. After working for two months I was let go.
When I asked why I was being asked to leave I was told it was not a performance issue. Excuse me??? WTF people. Why? It is two months before the holiday season and you are letting me go? Well, I found out the truth. My recruiters co-worker was very good friends with the boss. The co-worker left and went to another recruiting company and was not going to receive the commission for my placement. My boss, in allegiance to her friend said ok we will let mommyrox go and several others that you have placed and you can re post the job at new company.
WTF people???? It is two months before the holiday season and you are letting me and several others go??? For non performance related issues??? You Assholes!
So for the past two weeks I have been on every job website and posted emailed and mailed my resume everywhere. I have been on two interviews and let me tell you it is a bitch! I am bitter and cranky. I am spending my days going nuts! Afraid that there will not be a job before Christmas.
I finally told Bud and he cried a bit and said "then I will not have nice things"
When he was having issues getting up in the morning I would say If I don't get to work I will not have money to buy you nice things.
He remembered. So I had to tell him I have some money for nice things, but please do not ask for things you do not really need. This is a great lesson for us on what we need vs. what we do not need. Right now he says he needs a superman costume. I am pushing for a vampire. I can make that one. Don't laugh! I can sew if I HAVE to.
I will keep you posted.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Soooo. Saturday and Sunday were Family day.
The hubs played in a Rotary softball game (we lost). Because Bud was so good we decided to let him play in the playground. He managed to smack his head on the post smashing his glasses in to his eyebrow area. Yes, it left a mark. Just in time for Kindergarten picture day. We still have no formal pictures of him without a mark on his face. I digress....
We went home where we put up a tent in the back yard for the great sleep out. Bud and Daddy camped in the backyard. Call it camping if you must, but running an extension cord to play a portable DVD player is not camping. So I had the big bed all to my self :-)
You really did not think I was going to sleep outside?? you did?? silly you!
We went out to eat at Perkins for breakfast. It was a good meal. Bud had open house for hockey after that. He skated for 2 hours. We got done with the skating at about 12:30ish. Since we had that big breakfast we went on a drive to a special family day place. I drove to a place in Williamson, NY called Lagoner Farms. They are predominately an apple orchard, but they do have a kids maze, adult maze, cider barrel rides, pumpkin painting, playground and the favorite apple slingshot. We were there for about three hours. We had lunch there and the kids played. Yes, I am counting the hubs as a kid. I will add that each event costs a various ticket amount which must be bought in the store.
It was a great day. We drove home and we were all tired. Took the tent down and called it a day. Really it was PB&J for dinner.
I was exhausted, but I would do it again in a second.
Friday, September 21, 2007
- School started for Bud and he loves it. He is not fond of one of his bus drivers and is trying to cope as a 5 year old does.
- He started hockey and loves it.
- FINALLY got the new storm door installed. Bought on 6/1/06.
- Grandma on dads side had a fall and is in nursing home/rehab.
- Got new job
- Have a vacation coming up and can't wait
- Started Weight Watchers and I am down an honest 9 pounds.
- Colored my hair a way off color and hated it
- Trying to color hair back
- Hubs ripped off pinkey finger nail in an accident
- I have to do dishes (see above)
- Brothers wife is having a baby (yes, there is a stem on the apple)
- Speaking of which... brother was picked for Forty under 40. Yeah!
- Drooling over the new Apple video mini ipod. (want it bad)
- Started Christmas shopping.
If that is not enough I can give you more, but that will do for now.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sitting in my living room on Friday night I hear the night time noises out my window, there was an obnoxious display of lightning and thunder going on most of the night. I was a bit surprised that there was a cricket that was chirping really loud outside. It seemed that there was only one, so I thought it was a bit out of character. Not that I am a cricket specialist mind you, but I am pretty smart.
After about an hour of this nonsense I finally realized that this cricket was not outside, but inside. See, I told you I was smart! Anyways, I proceed to go to the area of this noise and for every 2-3 steps I would take the chirping would stop. After about 2 seconds it would start up again. Well I traced it all the way to the garage. It was so loud at that point that I do not think it knew I was in there. I look around, and you will be amazed to know that there is no crap on the floor of the garage, in fact you could probably eat off the floor in there my husband keeps it so clean. I do not park my car in there, for no reason other than is is the equivalent of a winter playground for Bud. He can play hockey or baseball and not break anything.
but, I digress......
So after a few moments of looking around and moving the baseball bat rack, out of the corner of my eye I see it. It is HUGE! I am not kidding. I have seen plenty of crickets in my day, but this one ate his Wheaties, and Twinkies and the kitchen sink! I was looking for something to put a quick end to his ever loving life, but the only thing I could find besides a few toys was a hammer. Please try to contain yourself. I am aware that the thought of me chasing a cricket around the garage floor with a hammer is pretty amusing, but it was all that I had. After about 50 smacks I got him. I think his size was part of the easy to kill process. So adios cricket,
After that it was quiet in the house and quiet outside that the lightning and thunder was really enjoyable.
After the first game it is......
Friday, August 17, 2007
For the past 10 years I have been working in environments where there are no more than 35 people in the office. Traditionally I love the "start up" part of working in a company. Establishing the rules and working at 10 million things at once.
This week I ventured in to uncharted territory. I went in to a company that has thousands of employees world wide, but in my tiny piece of the globe there are about 200 that work out of this office. It is huge swing, and I and sometimes I feel like I am drowning others I feel like I am just skimming the top and that is ok. After all it is my first week!
Anyways, just a quick post to let you know that I am still breathing and will resume next week with my regularly scheduled programming.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
The ice cream man
Yes, my son has been taught about the ice cream man.
For the past couple of years we have been content on telling Bud that the ice cream man was some one beeping a broken horn to get the neighbor kid to come out and go for a ride. Alas, that trick does not work when said child is outside playing with the older neighbor girl. She tells him the truth and nothing but the truth.
Yikes! So here is the scenario
ding ding ding here comes the truck down the street next to ours (I did not hear it, as I was in the house). Bud comes running in the house Mommy!!!!! Mommy!!!! I need dollars. I look at him like he is crazy and ask him what for. He says ice cream. I told him we have some in the freezer. He said NO!!!! the truck ice cream. Light bulb goes on. What ice cream truck? Then the dinging is coming closer. He starts to jump impatiently and excitedly. Mommy!! that truck. Please mommy can I have dollars. I ask how many he needs, and he runs out the door like a bat outta h.. e.. double hockey sticks. Now the ice cream truck driver has this entire escapade down to a science. He sees children running to their respective homes, opening and closing doors, jumping excitedly. He s....l....o....w....s way down and stops dead in the middle of the street and the children come running. So my child runs to the front of the line and asks how many dollars while pointing to various ice cream bars. Finally he settles on one that has bubble gum in it. Now I remember as a child that I HAD to have that one too. He comes to the door and says he needs two two five dollars. I said for two two five dollars we can get a BOX of ice cream. For two two five dollars I will drive to the store and let him pick out whatever he wants. Jumping up and down he starts to cry Nooooo Mommyyyy. Please can I have, pointing to ice cream man, THAT ice cream. I cave. I give him the money and curse the day that he learns who the ice cream man is. Thanks neighbor girl. The inevitable has happened. Next will be the class list for kindergarten. I am doomed!
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Here is what I do know. The team in Milwaukee drafted this guy he is really tall something like 6'11" (Yi something) from somewhere in Asia. Milwaukee had a first round 6 pick in the draft. This means they were the 6th team out of all the teams to pick a guy to play on their team. As previously mentioned they picked this Yi feller. His agent has sent a letter to the team stating something to the effect of Yi will not be playing for your team because he needs to be a stand out of the taller guys (apparently there are a lot of tall guys in the NBA, who knew!), and there are not enough Asian people in the vicinity of Milwaukee. What this essentially means is Yi can stay in Asia reenter the draft next year and pretend like it never happened.
I know this because I listened to Bob Matthews the sports columnist on the radio last night while I was driving to the grocery store. You see Milwaukee has lost a vital draft pick since it was a round one selection. So here is my thought. Mind you it is not the thought of the NBA, or anyone else.
Since the draft can not be re-done, and the probability that if Milwaukee had this information before hand he would not have been chosen...... Yi should be made to play one year with Milwaukee and then go up for free agency. Then he can go to another team with a more appealing geographic location, should he be chosen. If he then chooses to say "I will never play in the NBA" then go ahead stay in the Asian country you are from, you will never have the potential to make the mega $$ that are sickeningly available in pro sports players in America.
Giving Milwaukee another first round draft pick for next year (as a last chooser pick in the first round) for the loss this year is not right.
Now let's say a team with a more geographically appealing location said to Milwaukee next week "I will take Yi and give you player XXX" that might be fair, but again had they known this, it may have had a different outcome.
summation: People be grateful you were selected. Play because you love the game. PERIOD.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Well I started with the Cesar salad. it was good. Really I mean it.
side note: This kind of place is heaven for me, who is such a neurotic freak about my food touching.
Anyways, I get my salad, eat it. I am REQUIRED to get another plate. JOY! So, off I go to the meat island. I get a slice of carved roast beef and a piece of fatty greasy fried chicken. NOT TOUCHING. The roast beef was not too good. So one would think that I would not eat it, but noooo I can not waste food. Even thought there are mounds of plates all over that have tons of wasted food on them, I can not. My gramma used to say all the time "Waste not want not. Eat what you put on your plate". So, dutifully I eat it. I did not enjoy it and I technically did not have to eat it, but I did. WHY? Why did I make myself suffer through that. Because my elder told me to 30 bazillion years ago. I did not make my child eat everything, despite the fact I make him eat everything at home.
I go up again and grab a new plate, and see a big dish of mashed potatoes. That is the end of it for me, the rest of the night I am eating mashed potatoes. Plate after plate of mashed potatoes. Bud thinks I am nuts and the hubs realized that this is why we never go out to this type of place. Forget the rest of the food. Give me SPUDS! I will not waste them.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Thank you to all of you who kept the faith when I let it go.
We are keeping an eye on her and she is not going outside anytime soon. In fact every time a door opens she hides under the stairs.
So starting tomorrow we will resume our regularly scheduled programming.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
People.... I am a realist. If my cat is not in the very close proximity of my home (hearing me shake her food container) then logically she is out in the elements and not going to know how to care (defend) for herself; therefore I will look in the ditches on the side of the road.
I am looking for knowledge, information on her situation. Good or Bad. I spent all of last night looking all over the neighborhood shaking her food dish hoping that she would crawl out of someones porch running at me, but alas that was not the case.
It has been 4 days. I think she would have been home by now if she knew how to get there AND since I canvased the neighborhood looking for her and she did not come out, I believe that she is victim to the many possum and raccoons in the area.
That is a real fact as awful as it is. Of course I would rather trip over her in the doorway to the bathroom every morning, but she is not in my house and I don't know where she is. I miss her, and I now have to explain to Bud that Miss Kitty is gone and never coming back. After all you can only say I don't know, and maybe she will be home soon, for a short period of time before your kid catches on. I would rather tell him the truth.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
As I was coming off of vacation I was told that we have to have a garage sale for the hubs dad. Since we had one for the hubs mom last year we had to be fair. OK WTF people. You each have your own house, have your own sale. Keep my home out of it. But nooooooo we have to do it. Then in all of the hustle and bustle of getting stuff for the sale SOMEONE left the door open to the house and the cat ran away (I think). Miss Kitty is 12 she is all white and declawed. She has NEVER been outside, not in 12 years has she shown an interest in being outside. She never hovered by the door, and never made mad dashes to go out, on the rare occasion that I took her out she wanted to run back in the house. She does not like strange people. She likes her window that is all.
Which leads me to believe that if she has no interest in the outside that maybe she went to sleep under the stairs. I can not get under there, the hubs has to. I have looked in the closets and under the beds and nothing. She is a big cat and always hungry. Her food dish has been full since Friday night.
So I am sad, and I keep looking for a dead animal on the side of the road, but I see nothing. Bud realized it today, which now I guess makes it all real. No more pretending that she has not been missing for 3 days. So we shared a good cry and we are going to look again today after work for her.
So I am sorry for being a bad blogger I just have nothing to say.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
I was on vacation and sometimes it takes a week to adjust from being on vacation. It is craziness. There is a laundry list of things that I need to do ( I will spare you the details).
Since I like to write about Bud I will tell you he had graduated pre-k and is now in the school agers class room at his daycare. They had a really cute graduation ceremony for the kids. The program listed the kids names with cartoon bubbles next to each one and at the top of the page it said "What I want to be when I grow up......." here are a few of the careers of choice
Emma - bus driver
Rylee - a mommy
Jacob - a rock-n-roll star
Bennett - a race car driver
Angelina - a doctor
Justin - a builder
Steven - a hockey player
Caleb - a daddy
Alex - a dishwasher (Buds best friend)
Bud - a magic guy
I almost fell over. I would have thought for sure he would have said hockey player, but noooooo he wants to be a magic guy.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Three weeks ago there was another accident that took the lives of 3 high school kids. This one just as tragic has not received 1/3 of the publicity that these ladies got. It makes me so angry that the class president and his girlfriend got very little time and the 5 cheerleaders get national attention.
No matter, my thoughts and prayers go out to the families.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Here is the example.
Dr.: Mrs. G-ma have you been light headed at all in the past?
Gma: Oh no. I have been feeling just fine. (all answers have a snide tone)
Dr.: When you get up in the morning what do you do?
Gma: What do ya mean? I get up in the morning. I am 81 years old, any morning I get up is good. I go to the bathroom. That is what I do.
Dr.: Mrs. Gma so, you get up use the facilities and then what?
Gma: I eat.
Dr.: What do you eat?
Gma: What ever I feel like.
Dr.: (looking at me) is she always this feisty?
Gma: I am sitting here talk to me. I can hear you. I am not deaf. (no she is not, she has all of her faculties)
Dr.: Yes Mrs. Gma. So when you get up in the mornings you feel good.
Gma: I did not say I feel good. I said I feel just fine. Sometimes I feel dizzy.
Dr.: So you feel dizzy in the mornings I thought you did not have any dizziness in the mornings.
Gma: No, I said I was not light headed in the mornings. I am dizzy in the mornings.
Dr.: Ok Ok Ok, So you are dizzy in the mornings.
Gma: (interrupting) Yes, I already said that.
Dr.: How long are you dizzy.
Gma: (blank stare)
Dr: Are you dizzy for a few minutes or all day.
Gma: Well if it were all day I would have been here sooner.
Dr: Yes, Mrs. Gma.
Gma: I don't like you. You ask too many questions.
Me: Gma he has to find out why you fell over. Just answer him, or he won't go away.
Gma: Well why didn't you say so. (looking at Dr.) Well lets go, ask your questions.
This is where we proceed to find out the she has been having "dizzy spells" for a few weeks.
She did not tell anyone because "it's no big deal"
So she is still in the hospital pissed a hell, and whats more they told her she can not drive anymore. Now, she is able to drive and believe it or not I would get in to a car with her. She is a good driver. It's just the passing out thing that is bothersome.
Anyways, I am glad I am not a Dr. I would not want to be on her bad side.
Friday, June 08, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
The hubs was upset that he missed it since he plays volleyball in a league on Tuesday nights. I told him not a big deal, because there will be more and they will be better.
I am really proud of him though.
Monday, June 04, 2007
Why must I have no self control over you???
Why, I say WHY!!!!!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Bud: Mommy can I have gum? (walking over to dish)
Me: Did you have a good day at school
Bud: Un-huh (picking up gum)
Me: Is that a yes?
Bud: yes, mommy
Me: OK (gum in mouth)
that part took place in 2 seconds flat, then out came the voice of truth.
Daddy: Bud what kinda day did you have?
Bud: (chomping on gum) One and a half thumbs up
Me: Did you tell a fib?
Bud: Un-huh (shaking his head up and down)
Me: Spit that gum out NOW!
Bud: Nooooo Mommy pleeeeassssse
The gum rolls off the tongue and on to the floor. Plunk. A big bright pink piece of Double bubble on the kitchen floor sitting there.
Me: Put that in the garbage.
Bud: (Stomping to the garbage) You're the meanest mommy in the whole wide world.
Me: (thinking to self yes, I am)
That part took what felt like forever. We are now in new territory and I think I need to read up on punishment fitting of the crime. I was ready to keep him home from hockey and the hubs interjected saying no. Too harsh. I guess this is just the beginning!
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
On Monday we went to the local Memorial Day Parade. Bud loves the parades. We were sitting reading a Superman book as we waited and then he heard the music and looked up and here come the veterans in the front. Bud removes his hat and puts his hand on his heart and just as I looked down with a bit of a smile on my face at his respect for the flag and those who fought for our country, his small voice says "they are like superman because they protect us huh?" I shh him and say "yes", then that same voice screams out as loud as possible, "Look Mommy, a new brand of superhero." GULP! That is my child. People are glaring at me and a 5 year olds vision is... just that...... Untainted and pure. Taking things in literally.
I picked him up and said that they can be his superhero if needed. He matter of factly said they protect us so they are superheros. He hit that nail on the head.
Then later that afternoon while I was trying to coerce a tree out of the ground I was not prepared for my own strength, and I literally toppled over and down a hill on the side yard and took out my shoulder. It has since been put back, but hurts like no bodies business. Hence there is a reason why I do not do yard work. I did get a nice tan though.
With that I got nothing else.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
They will have art, gym, library time and music. Yeah! That and pizza day is Thursday.
At the conclusion they opened up the room for questions. All which were addressed in the initial information spiel. So we are ready. Yes siree we are ready! Bud will be ready and even though there are parents who do not listen, there is hope for their kids right?????
oh yes, one last note. On the questionnaire there was a space for parents to put a list of kids that you do NOT want in your child's class. Let's get real parents! It is not about you, it is about your kids.
non school related
....to let you know how awful I am.... I sent Bud to his hockey game without his hockey stick last night oops.... so I am as flawed as the next, but it is ok.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Tonight I have to go to an auditorium and learn how to be a parent of a Kindergartner. The letter that we received on Friday last week was dated last Wednesday. Clearly timing is not important, but making sure parents go to Learning to parent a Kindergartner is. It was indicated in the letter that parents or guardians make an "honest" effort to be there. What is a dishonest effort? We are in the process of teaching honesty and responsibility. I am sure that there are parents who have been through this, and they may not be there, but really. If I do not go am I dishonest? am I a bad parent? do I get black listed from the PTA before I sign up. What If I have to work, do I need a note from my employer?
Regardless, I am going to be there and I will listen. I will learn how to be a good Kindergarten parent.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Bud had a Bike Rodeo sponsored by the police department and a birthday party for a former hockey team mate.
Saturday at the bike rodeo I was selling hots and hammies to the participants in the rodeo to raise money for CODA (Children's Organ Donor Association) and Bud was participating in the rodeo. Since there were over 100 kids registered it was going to be a nice afternoon. NOT! Just after the safety demonstration when the kids were told to get their bikes a teary face comes up to me in the food booth "Mommy... sniff sniff my bike is missing". I look around and I see a child on my sons bike. So I say to Bud "Stay here, mommy sees your bike" I walk up to the parent and say "I think your child grabbed my child's bike by accident" said parent says disgusted that I said something to her scowls at me and says "no, we have not put our bikes down" I incredulously say "...are you sure? my son has a bike like this with a broken reflector, no kick stand, no cap on the handle bar AND tears in the seat" She says no it is ours. Defeated I walk away. I go to Bud and tell him that that boys mommy said it was that boys bike.
I approach the police who are running this event and say someone has taken my sons bike and could he please look around. I also mentioned that the parent who I thought had Buds bike assured me it was hers. So as Bud is crying in the lawn because he can not participate in the rodeo, and I have to sell food. That is what I am there to do. There is nothing else that I can do for my child. That feeling is the suckiest feeling ever! I give my child a can of soda (he is not allowed to have soda) and tell him to watch.
Just as the rodeo was coming to an end another parent who heard all of the conversations I had comes up to me and says "that boy who you said had your bike is on another." I tell Bud to go and get his bike and bring it to me. I take a marker and write on it under the velcro flap his name. Completely disgusted that the parent lied to me about the bike and let my kid sit and cry missing the rodeo.
So later in the day Bud says to me "mommy that lady did not get in to trouble for fibbing, how come?" All I could say is "I am not her mommy". I wanted to say that stupid whore is not a good mommy and her mommy was not a good mommy if she does that. But I held back and said those are the people that end up in jail.
Now the birthday party was a blast Bud had a great time. He was the only preschooler there. The rest were kindergartners. He fit right in. September here we come.
p.s. mangled bike is from learning to ride with 2 wheels. That bike took a beating last fall.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
I am very much appreciative of the job I have, and for the money I make (of course who would not want more). That being the case I believe in trust and right now I am not sure where that is.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
6 in the morning
2 in the afternoon
6 in the evening
Once 7 days are up it will be
7 in the morning
2 in the afternoon
7 in the night
For the rest of my ever loving life. All this for the bargain price of feeling like shit and needing to sleep 16 hours on the weekends to recover.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Could I really be that stupid?
Apparently I can.
Not sure if I blogged about it or not, but here it is. One random Thursday night Bud & I sat down with the hubs and enjoyed a sugar-free popsicle for an after dinner snack. In the process of eating said popsicle it stuck to the top inner upper lip. Like an idiot I tried to pull it off and got the bottom inner lip stuck to it. rinse. lather repeat. I eventually got it off after two stuck sessions. Anyways with swollen lips for a few days and thalking like an idioth I finally healed with minor scaring on my pride. So what do I do a couple months later? You gussed it. I do again..... I have a different popsicle and this one is smaller and again my top inner lip froze to the popsicle, however the sensation of the lip adhering to the popsicle was familiar this time and I was able to pull my lip away before it really stuck. Still had minor tear age, but more of a nuisance like biting the inside of your mouth. Lesson here. No more popsicles for me.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
- tossing your cookies on this lovely set up
- laughing at the mismatched spider man towel
- commenting on the general mess.
These were taken this morning after two showers and while getting ready for work.
I wanted to make sure that you could get the full appreciation of what a color disaster my bathroom is. Pinks, purples and the black floor.
So, this is before and as I mentioned the measurements to come with the weekly updates as to what I have actually done. It is not a big room, but we make it work.
Again the hubs thinks I am nuts and is mocking me. We will see who laughs last!
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Pictures of the current awful bathroom to come tomorrow!
Monday, April 30, 2007
I am going to change it around a bit and get a new vanity and paint the bathroom gray a nice dove gray and I just may get new flooring. If I do it will be a cream color, but I have not decided yet. I am going to do this myself and I am going to do my best to make it right. Again not an ounce of craftiness, but I will be posting the before, during and after picts.
So the hunt will be on for the perfect grey paint.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
The pie I made in a lo cal version and was very good. A bit under cooked, but good. The dumplings were awesome. Almost as good as my aunts on the reservation. I did it! I cooked.
I enjoyed the cooking, but need to figure how to make less of a mess. That part REALLY sucked.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Let me take a minute and back up here....
Noah is this cute little adorable Italian Greyhound. I believe that he was a rescued dog, but that is not the point, he was being raised by this really fascinating woman and her husband, again not really the point. Anyways, she adopts doggies of this particular breed, and loves the heck out of them. So, I tell her about this dream, and with a somewhat fallen face she tells me that today specifically this afternoon Noah is going to doggie heaven. Now I really like all of her doggies, but I really loved Noah!
When I first started at my current place of employment she would bring in the dogs and they would stay in her office. At lunch they would go out and run and come in to the office and look for snacks. I would keep some special ones in my desk for them. Noah was the first to warm up to me, and he was the one that did not look like the others. That is why, to me he was so special.
Well will be with Max in doggie heaven and I realize that I had that dream for a reason.
Noah.... I heart you!
Thursday, April 19, 2007
So that is really all. 5 days left. I can do it.
Monday, April 16, 2007
This one they won 7-0. Bud's team mates were really bummed out that they lost the first game and they really stepped it up and played their little hearts out. They did so well. We went back to the hotel and he went swimming. had a pizza party and swimming some more. It was a blast!
The final game was the next day at 1:00 and by then all of the kids were tired and ended up with a tie that game5-5. So end result a series of 1-1-1.
What a learning experience for me, and Bud was happy to be home. " We are not going to Buffalo again are we?" No Bud, I think you have had enough.
Now Day 1 on the detox. So far a monster headache, but I have to go to the store to get some veggies. So buh bye
Friday, April 13, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The reason for this is last night while I was reading a book to Bud we got to a part that he thought was so funny. He just started laughing and laughing his little boy laugh that I started laughing and it was good. The hubs started laughing too. We were all laughing so hard we were crying. If felt good to just laugh that uncontrollable laugh. Until..... I started coughing from laughing so hard.
So now I begin the "detox" that needed to begin a long time ago. If I blog it I may stay true to it, where if I don't I can cheat it.
Friday, April 06, 2007
This is a habit I do occasionally. If a stranger happens to walk by and comment about something in the store that I happen to be in, I will reply. Sometimes it ends up being a short sweet conversation, other times it could be a complete conversation talking about our kids and schools and whatever. Well last night while shopping as the Easter Bunny at this great candy store called Sweet Expressions I was looking at all of the chocolate and candy goodness when a person walked behind me and made the comment that there was so much to choose from. I said yes, imagine having to do it for a child who does not like chocolate. She says to me Mommyrox! Oh my gosh! I looked up and shrieked in my best low voice "La Dolce Vita"! I have not seen La Dolce Vita in months! I was so happy to see her. Her hubs & kids are all well, and she has sold 3 houses. Yeah for her! We talked a bit more and realized that we are both Stranger Talkers. How odd that a habit I will not readily admit (now I have told the world) leads to a great moment. I think that we would have not seen each other in such a crowded store had we not done this.
With that..... Have a Happy Easter
Thursday, April 05, 2007
So one might wonder what I have been up to these past few days. Well there is so much to say, I do not know where to begin.
First, I am an amateur falcon watcher. No, I do not go and hunt for them, nor do I know what one looks like when flying, so I guess that makes me a tad less than amateur. Anyways, I have been watching Mariah & Kaver the two peregrine falcons that are living at the Kodak tower in downtown Rochester. There is a website hosted by Kodak that shows live time how they are.
It is really cool. I watched them last year and they had 4 chicks, this year there are only 3 eggs so far. No matter watching them is still pretty cool.
My cupboards are worse than Mother Hubbard's and I have a child. I have become a supervisor of my department at work. Surprise Surprise.
The Amerks are picking up the pace a bit and it looks like we are going to the playoffs. yeah. The equipment manager for the Toronto Marlie's gave Bud a hockey stick that belonged to one of the players. the shaft broke in the middle and this guy taped it up and gave it to him. how nice was that. Bud was so excited that he forgot his manners and did not say thank you. I told him that if he did not go and say thank you that he could not keep it. He ran so fast back to the guy to say thanks. hee hee hee
We are facing Easter again, I do not know if you recall last year, but if not let me refresh you. My family has had a long standing tradition of celebrating Easter on Saturday. Since my sister-in-law has family in from out of town she had my nieces birthday party on our Easter Saturday. it got ugly and very unpleasant. Anyways this year Bud has a hockey game on Saturday morning, and my niece is once again having her party on Saturday night. I have conceded this year to going to the party, and not having Easter with my family. Well my mom once again is being all secretive about Easter. She is having a big dinner on Sunday and has not said anything to me about it. I can not go, but she is covering up and telling half truths about it. I could very well boycott the birthday on Saturday, but I am not going to. I feel like I should. So I am annoyed again. Sometimes families suck!
That is all I care to address today.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Other cube guy will be person"A"
I am person "B"
IT dude is "C"
another guy is "D"
In the cube farm persons A. B & C are in conversation. Person D comes over and says to person A. Do you send out purchase orders to vendors once approved? Person A responds with a yes, if a request is made to do so. Person D says well how does one request you to send a PO? Person C says Hey A send a purchase order to XYZ Corp. We all start to laugh and person D says no really how do you request a PO be sent? C & B in unison say "Hey A send a PO to XYZ Corp."
He still did not get it.
forehead slap....forehead slap....forehead slap.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
HOLY CRAP! After playing the boxing game my arms were killing me. It hurt to put on my seat belt yesterday. I did enjoy playing the game, but not the Walmart price of 598.00. My friends got a deal before Christmas. Now since it is so popular and out of stock everywhere they can charge an arm and a leg. Lucky them.
Bud is all better so I am trying to figure what is up with the sickness that he has had on and off for the past 4 weeks. ugghh! If its not one thing it is another.
so... that is all
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Did I mention that I gave up soda for lent? I can't recall, but with 18 days left it is a struggle. I am tired of water, lemonade and cranberry juice. I am soooo weak.
I have crossed the 365 day threshold for being on the receiving end of another stroke. Yeah! Just out of curiosity who sets up that time frame?
I have lost no weight like I wanted to.
I want to see Blades of Glory.
Bud had "graduated" to the big donuts. On Sunday we went on our weekly trip to Tim Horton's and he said "mommy I have graduated to big donuts now,.... may I have one?" He is so funny.
I have to deal with the neighbors everlovin' cat poo again now that spring is here. That feline uses my flower box as a personal litter pan. Grumble grumble grumble.
So there you have it.
Short and sweet with nothing going on. Nothing at all.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
On our way to Papa Jacks I asked Bud which he would rather do. Since we are not wealthy, we have choices to make. Does he want to go to Disney World or Hockey Camp? He has seen the pictures of Disney and looked at the travel book with us when we were deciding where we were going to stay. He thought for a minute and then said Hockey Camp. I was a bit surprised, but honestly not really. The cost is the same. Camp is expensive. We will still go to Florida, but we will not be going to Disney World. He said can we go another time? I said sure, but not this year. He was fine with it. I was bummed, I wanted to take him to Disney. I wanted to see the look on his face when he saw Mickey and Buzz Lightyear. I guess that is not going to happen. Pretty soon he will be too "old" for that stuff. He clearly is not a baby anymore.
Monday, March 12, 2007