Monday, December 03, 2007

You are kidding me! JFK to Binghamton

As my mother and I are winding down from our annual pilgrimage to NYC. We go to JFK at 1:00 for a 3:10 flight. We look at the arriving/departure flight listing and ours is not on there. We go to the kiosk to print our boarding pass, and we get an oops message and that we have to go to a ticket counter. OK. We stand in line. Get to the counter and ticket man says "your flight has been cancelled". Yikes! What is the next available flight you can get me on. He says you have to go to the purchase counter there is a flight at 5 and at 8 this evening. "Oh crap that is a long line". Yes ma'am. We ask There is nothing you can do? He says no. We go to the other line. It is 50 people long. We get called up to the counter finally we get the same guy. He proceeds to tell us that ALL flights he told us about are all booked and there is no standby available. We said you told us that you could not give us another ticket before. He says sorry at the time I could not? You ass, a re you f$&^ing kidding me? Multiple flights to Buffalo, Boston, Chicago,Tennessee, Orlando, and Long Beach are cancelled. All for various weather related issues like Tornadoes, Snow and Ice and winds. There is no destination that is safe. We managed to get on a flight to Buffalo at 10:55 at night. Since all flights to our original destination are booked through Tuesday morning, and only the "possibility" of leaving JFK is on Tuesday night we shuffle off to Buffalo. Going to Buffalo we would then rent a car to drive the balance of the way home. No big deal. Then as we are commiserating with other passengers in a holding area a woman says hey you want to rent a car and drive? I think about it. She says I have to go to Syracuse. I'll go see what is available. She takes off and goes to another terminal where they rent cars. As this is happening my mom notes that she has been drinking ans is questioning her ability. She comes back maybe an hour later and says I got a car you wanna go? We exchange names her name is Tracey. I see that she is not intoxicated just high strung. We say yes. We cancel our flight and get a full refund. I cancel the rental in Buffalo and head to Budget rental at JFK. While in line we are talking to this guy from Binghamton who is going to be renting because his flight is cancelled too. He is pulling out his GPS and putting the battery in it and before I know it Tracey has him (Bob) driving us to Binghamton. Tracey drives from Binghamton to Syracuse and I close out the journey Syracuse to home. Can you believe it???? It is 6:00 and we are off.
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.

enjoy life!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I got a job!

I was starting to worry. It had been two months with mo job. The one I have is a direct hire through a recruiter. I am so excited!I am doing my happy dance and I start on Tuesday!
One I digest it all I will give more details!

enjoy life!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Pilgrim Day and Bikini's

Yesterday was Pilgrim Day at school and there were a bunch of moms there. One of the mom's there had on the same shirt as I did and my young Bud was quick to point that out. Mommy you and Mrs. P have the same shirt on. Mrs. P and I laughed and agreed. Then little girl A said You have the same pants on too. Mrs. P & I both agree again. Then my Bud says Mommy you and Mrs. P have the same size Bikini's.
GULP!!!!
Mrs. P says what? James points to our chests and again says "you have the same size Bikinis."
Again...Gulp.
All of the adults chuckle and Mrs. P and & snicker.

With that Happy Thanksgiving. . Be thankful for the little things.

enjoy life!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ready set go!

I don't want you to die mommy.
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!
enjoy life!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

The countdown and Mr. Magorium

There is just so much to freakin' do and I have a pretty good head start, but by no means does that mean I will not freak out. I have the turkeys defrosting. Yes that is right I have 2 turkeys this year. The veggies are all bought (except for the celery and onions). The big table is up and the table cloth is out and fits the big table (thank goodness)! I have scoured my bathroom and cleaned all of the sconces and pictures in my house.
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.

enjoy life!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Holy Crap Batman I feel like crap

As I mentioned before, we went on this wonderful trip to Florida and now that it has been almost three weeks since our return I am FINALLY feeling better. I have been so sick that just walking up and down stairs took my breath away. I had to go on job interviews and force myself well to just get through a couple of hours. I went to the Dr. and he put me on massive meds and it wiped me out to just combat the infection. Now I am feeling better. Just in time for the Thanksgiving feast! I have bought almost everything and I am ready to go. The only thing left are the fresh veggies. Once again I have more desserts than people. So be it.

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.

enjoy life!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Senior Citizen's day


Today it the celebration of seniors in the local school, and I was lucky enough to go and watch my son perform a chorus concert at the school.

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.

enjoy life!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Oh Happy day

In reviewing the DOL page I have finally been processed for my unpaid waiting week which I was due on 10/14. Glad to see that I am only three weeks off.
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.

enjoy life!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

PC on Halloween



The school district that my child goes to is very PC this year. They had an Autumn parade. This is where the kids are sent home with a paper bag and they have to create their own costume. The operative word is THEY. My son wanted to be Derek Jeter. So he colored the stripes of a Yankee uniform on his bag himself. If was great. There were other kids whose parents did all of the work. I felt sorry for those kids. they were supposed to do it themselves. Bud was proud of his costume.

Now the costume that he wore to trick-o-treat was one he really wanted.

I know a bit big, but he loved it.
Enjoy life!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Reality

Ahhh..... the sounds of the ocean, waves laping on the shore, sea guls chirping and the warm breeze brushing over me as I sit on the sandy covered beaches in the Gulf of Mexico. 10 days of pure relaxiation. (well, it rained for two).
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.
Yikes!

enjoy life!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Some 'splainin to do

Operator: Were you dismissed for lack of work?
Mommyrox: Umm No
O: Were you dismissed for breaking company policy?
M:Umm No
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.
M: Why?
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?

enjoy life!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ahhh here we go!

Again my blatant disgust for Christmas before Halloween comes this time of year. It is good in one aspect. My child has no idea what he wants for Christmas AND the things he does want are stupid commercials he sees on TV and says " Mommy I want that" my universal answer is tell Santa. I can count on Bud to never remember. Well this past week he asked for tickets to see the Buffalo Sabres. I looked at him and said "ask Santa" Then the smarty pants he is said "Santa can't make tickets he makes toys. How is he going to get tickets?" Darn you smart child. I think quick on my feet and tell him that Santa will make toys for the man who has the tickets and trade. A simple "OK" came out and that was that. Each year they get harder and harder. Since we have already secured the tickets for Christmas we are all set there. It is the rest that is a challenge. I have no idea what to get him! Suggestions are helpful.

enjoy life!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Outta my system

OK, I am done being pissed off and I have a wonderful bunch of friends trying to help me land a job. The tips were amazing.

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!

enjoy life!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Blindsided by Assholes

Here is the deal.
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.

enjoy life.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Family Day

As many of you know the hubs works weekends. So on the rare occasion that the hubs can get a Saturday and Sunday off he puts in for vacation. We have not been so lucky this year only one day so far this year where we had a family day.
Soooo. Saturday and Sunday were Family day.
Saturday
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!
Sunday
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.

enjoy life!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Sorry

I am sorry, I broke my blogises. That is my word for blog promises. That is typically not my style, but man o man there is a ton of crap going on. Here is a bullet list.
  • 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.

enjoy life!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Be ye live or be ye dead......

You will die you little piece of crap, oh yes you will, and I will do it.

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......
mommyrox 1
cricket 0

enjoy life!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Shell Shock

Fun Shoe Friday to return next week.

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.

enjoy life!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Sad but Glad



Sad to leave my place of employment after 5 years





But...........



I am free! I am going to better places!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Why I love southerners


Clerk: Yes, would you please fax over a copy of invoice 12345?

Texan: Sure Ma'am what's your fax number

C: 585-123-4567

T: Why.... that's not in Texas. I don't think my line reaches all the way to New York.

C: Well give it a try and we'll see what happens.

T: OK Well you have a nice day now

C: You too.

enjoy life!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Fun Shoe Friday Outta here edition


OK

Here you have the outta here version. Hello shoe? (in my best Maxwell Smart voice) I am so consumed with almost outta here that I forgot Fun Shoe Friday. I wonder did he ever step in gum?


enjoy life!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

God Bless



enjoy life!

Rushing to get out




That is how I feel. I am not really rushing to get out though.

Really! I am ready for the new job and the new adventure. I just want to leave here knowing that I did my best to prep the next person (keep im mind there is no next person). Basically, I want to make sure that all of my ducks are in a row. I think that no matter how much I do or do not do there will still be some issues where I am the bad guy and I am not.

I basically have one more week to go.

I have just been so busy.


enjoy life.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Ice Cream Man

This weekend was much a blur, but there is one incident that stands out as a rite of passage for every adult and child.

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!

enjoy life!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Fun shoe Friday walkin' boots


As Nancy said..."these boots are made for walkin' an that's just what they'll do....."

The worn out boots on my feet have walked (well not until 8/10).


enjoy life!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Taking a leap

I have done it. I took that giant leap. I have spent many days crossing my fingers and begging and praying for the right opportunity to come. It is here. It has knocked with a solid bang and I opened the door and stepped in.
More to come.

enjoy life

Friday, July 20, 2007

Fun Shoe Friday! Sweet!



All I think of when I see these are Necco candies or Sweet Tarts. Yummy!

enjoy life!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Basketball... Rox version

Disclaimer: I know nothing about the intricate details of draft system or the rules governing Major League Basketball. Oh wait it's called the NBA right???
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.


enjoy life!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Waste not

I was lured in to a local restaurant last night by the hubs. It was a family buffet style place. You know the kind where there is a lot of everything to eat, but nothing is really good. So you end up settling for something just above horse sh*$ and enjoy.
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.

enjoy life!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

For Entertainment Purposes Only


I see someone with an A around you this person was very close to you as a child..... they are with someone who is RJ...Do you know who this is? Well sure my gramma was an A and my uncle is a R, but not too sure on the J bit. I sat in what was like a Crossing over with John Edwards reading. I immediately thought of snarx who has lost a pair of earrings and she is looking for them. She lost them in her house. So I asked. He said he can only work with me he would need her to get the energy from her house. Interesting thought. It was an odd sort of reading. A lot of validation. A lot of yes this is the truth, and I believe it, as well as a lot of well it sort of applies to me. but not really. Not really predicting the future, or what is about to happen, but good none the less. So my mom wants to have a Psychic party. Go figure. It ought to be good. For Entertainment Purposes Only right?


enjoy life

Monday, July 16, 2007

Road to recovery

After multiple dollars to the vet and a poke and prick here and there Miss Kitty is back to her naughty self. Knocking over picture frames from the table.
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.

enjoy life!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Jeeesh some Peace and Quiet please


We interrupt your regularly scheduled blogging for this important message


Ahem,

This is Miss Kitty. After 5 days of you screaming though the neighborhood looking for me I finally decided that the boys pleas of "Miss Kitty please come home, please Miss Kitty come home" finally got to me. So here I am. Now....don't touch me there. I know... it just looks worse than what it is.


Here is the detail. Apparently this guy Grandpa saw me and let me go outside . Now mind you I have only seen this grandpa character about 10 times in my life. He said go on go and so out the door I went.


It was pretty cool at first a nice summer day out in the big wide world, but then it got dark, not too bad, but not a good place to try and sleep. Definitely not home. I can't quite remember the rest of it all, all I know is that someone jumped me from behind and kapow my nice Miss Kitty face was not so nice. I am battered and bruised and kinda scary looking, but I am OK.


So here I am trying to avoid the mom, and I hear the boy calling my name. Begging me to come home. So I come out of the bushes and I see he has a big bowl of food. the biggest I have ever seen. Since I had not really eaten in 5 days I was really hungry. So I decided to go home.


The mom was glad to see me and the boy cried and said he loved me (isn't that sweet?) Anyways, I am home and I am sorry if I made anyone worry. I'll try not to do it again.


Love,

Miss Kitty


p.s I know it is a bit fuzzy, but this is me and the boy taken last week.



Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Harsh Reality

OK, So I have been getting a lot of flack from people who say you must not really care for your cat since you are already looking in ditches.
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.

enjoy life!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Where can she be??

I know I am still ranting on about being a bad blogger, but the truth is I just cant keep my head on straight.

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.



enjoy life!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Poof there he is

I am here, but not really.
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.

enjoy life!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tragedy

In Fairport, NY there were a group of 5 girls who perished in a horrific car accident. These girls were cheerleaders who were all beautiful, popular and good kids. One of them was Bud's ice cream girl (she worked at the local ice cream shop). This has been all over the local and national news, and it is very tragic.
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.

enjoy life!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Fun Shoe Friday (Vacation edition)


Ok Ok Ok

I know that is nothing exciting about golf shoes, but starting at 3:30 today I will be on a working vacation. I will not post unless I have time. The fact that I have to report at 5:30 am every day, and stay until 6:00 at night does not leave me much time for anything else. So..... All I have to offer are golf shoes.

enjoy life

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Gramma v. Dr. Who wins???

The Hubs g-ma is in the hospital apparently last Friday while at an event for one of her 19 grandchildren she slumped over in her chair and literally passed out and stopped breathing. She was rushed top the hospital and was revived. As of now all is right with the world. However; while the doctor was performing tests on her she was feisty. She did not answer all of the questions honestly and the Dr. was getting politely irritated. Nothing compares to a mad Gma though.
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?
Me: Yup!
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.


enjoy life!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Fun Shoe Friday


Just when you think that you have no shoes to wear with that outfit, here they are.


They go with every color

enjoy life!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Shoot out?? No Problem!

So we are still in hockey mode. We had a game last night and I have been telling Bud to stay out of the goal for what seems like forever. He likes being in the goal, but he is not a goalie. Trust me! He was the goalie for one game in this summer league and the pads did not fit him. He had to be picked up by the referee every single time he went down to block a shot. It was funny to watch, but not funny for the sake of the game. Well, my tormenting finally paid off. He stayed out of the goal and in the process played the best game he has ever played in this league. Scored one regulation goal and scored the only shoot out goal for his team. He was so happy. While we were talking about this excitement I said Bud, I can't tell you how proud if you I am. He says sure you can mommy go ahead. There I be, dumbfounded. I did not know what to say. So I just went on about staying out of the goal and getting to the net to shoot. He was so happy, that he had to call my parents in New Orleans to tell them. My dad was so happy for him. You could hear him smile ear to ear in his voice. Yeah I know not easy to imagine. But he was I know it.
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.

enjoy life.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Butter Mints

Oh you sugary sweet pieces of tasty goodness. Why must you beckon me to your dish. Why must you be so small that when I grab you there are so many in my hand. And why when I start to eat you can I not stop. I just keep going and going and going and going so much so that I now have a HUGE stomach ache from eating waaayyy tooo many.
Why must I have no self control over you???
Why, I say WHY!!!!!

enjoy life!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Crime & Punishment

With the craziness of the Memorial Day parade and all of the candy that flowed, we have a dish in the kitchen. Now, Bud has never been a candy kid, but he does like the gum. The deal was good day at school and he can have gum. Conversation goes like this:

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
Me: NOW!
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!


enjoy life!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

a new brand of super hero

This past weekend was kinda busy. The hubs had to work his standard weekend shift, and I had to work a ball game Saturday night, but on Monday we managed to get tons of work done around the house. It felt good. The down side is that I managed to fracture a bone on my hand near the thumb where there is nothing that can be done for it. Bud fell in the garage when I was in the kitchen and as he was screaming at the top of his lungs like he had cracked open his skull I smacked my hand on the rail. Hard enough that it is swollen and not broken, but fractured.
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.

enjoy life!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Fun Shoe Friday (Wedding edition)





Love is in the air.
The invitations are being printed and heading for the mail.
So of course the next question is what kind of shoes is the bride going to be wearing?
Are the comfortable?
Are they pretty?
Will they make her hover over her groom? or better yet is she gonna trip?
We all know we would hate to see that happen; however should it happen and we see any of the shoes listed here just realize that the bride probably had only one choice in all of the hoopla and it was the shoes......and they were probably chosen out of spite.
enjoy life!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Oh no you did not

I was on the website of the regional city newspaper the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. They had a section called Prom 2007. You may recall a previous post from April 11 regarding prom dresses. Well folks I have seen it. There is a girl in Greece, NY who has actually bought a dress and wore it to a prom as seen here. This was posted on the D&C web site and I just HAD to point out that people do buy these and apparently based on their own will, go out in public.
One word. Sweater!
enjoy life!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

School. We're ready are you?

So the hubs & I go to the meeting for Kindergarten. We learned that many parents do not listen to instruction. The first item was out of respect for all parents, please turn phones on vibrate. This did not happen. Then they addressed questions on transportation, curriculum, food service. All of the above are important however, I did not question the safety of a school bus or the driver. I had faith that the school district would take care of my child on the bus. I questioned the hubs and said am I wrong for not being worried about that? He said no, he believed that Bud would be ok on the bus too. We live less than 5 miles from the school and his after school program is less than a mile from the school. So to us a non-issue.
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.

enjoy life

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Learning to learn K style

....not to be confused with the royal dofus K-fed.........
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.

enjoy life!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Bike Rodeo and Birthday

This weekend was kind of busy.
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.

enjoy life!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Fun Shoe friday


These have the ouch factor. I am not sure who would buy them, but they have been sold for the bargain price of $150.
enjoy life!


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Ch Ch Ch Changes

Once again things are in total upheaval. My boss is moving on to greener pastures just as we come to an understanding of what is going on. Meaning specifically, what roles we are going to play and the like. Now with the replacements coming it is time for a change and once again uncertainty.
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.

enjoy life!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fixing makes it worse

As of today here is the new breakdown

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.

enjoy life!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Not once but twice

Damn you popsicles!

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.

enjoy life!

Monday, May 14, 2007

I'm hooked on a feeling

That feeling you may ask is the one of crap!
My throat hurts, my head is fuzzy and nothing feels good!
so there!

enjoy life!

Friday, May 11, 2007

You decide




I know the one picture is a bit fuzzy, but really they are similiar
enjoy life


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Winners: All of 'em





I happen to have a special fondness for the goalie.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Happy Birthday Hubs!


Today the hubs is another year older, so I wish you a Happy Birthday!



enjoy life!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Fun Shoe Friday


The possibilities that this shoe has. I want 'em.
enjoy life

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Let the ugliness begin

Here you have my bathroom please try to refrain from the following:
  1. tossing your cookies on this lovely set up
  2. laughing at the mismatched spider man towel
  3. 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!

enjoy life

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Bathroom 101 Update

I spent many minutes on the Behr website looking at color. I have found what I like on screen, but need to see it in person. I was looking at dolphin fin. A nice mild grey color and should go with my shower curtain. Next weekend I will hit the local home improvement stores and start pricing out what I need....errr want. I need to take measurements too. My husband thinks that I am crazy and that I am not going to do this. The plumbing part is going to be hard, but I will call my father in law. I will do everything else. I am getting giddy just thinking about it.
Pictures of the current awful bathroom to come tomorrow!

enjoy life!

Monday, April 30, 2007

Spring project Bathroom 101

I have put my foot down and I am finally going to get the paint to do my bathroom. you see I have this really crappy pink and purple bathroom. I mean puke pink and lilac purple with a black floor. I have had it for almost 6 years and now I am finally well enough to do something about it so this week I am going to start scouting paint. I will take my shower curtain everywhere I go

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.

enjoy life

Friday, April 27, 2007

Funky Shoe Friday Kids Edition


All I am going to say is that my son has seen these on TV and all I can say is WHY? His answer was I am glad I am a boy mommy.
so am I bud...so am I
enjoy life!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Who me? Cook? You're kidding right?

OK so I am not a fan of cooking, but I did this. It was "culture day" at bud's Pre K and I had to do something, but what? The hubs is Polish and I am Mohawk Indian. I could recite to you a laundry list of jokes, but I will spare you. So what is one to make after all these two cultures have NOTHING in common. Did I mention that I do not cook? No well let me tell you I do not cook, so if it involved anything hard forget it. There was also the drama of what dish do I choose? How do I choose one culture over the other? The easy Indian dish of Chicken and Dumplings was the no brainer, and a Polish Pie is a house hold favorite. Again how do I choose? I do not. I made both.
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.

enjoy life

Monday, April 23, 2007

Noah - I heart you!

I had a dream about a great doggie that a co-worker has named Noah. I never have dreams like that, but it made me tell her earlier this morning that I had this great dream of Noah. Such a cute dog!
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!

enjoy life

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Whew! glad that's over!

What a week. I left work on Monday at about 1:30 to go home an party with "Ralph". That lasted about 12 hours straight. It was very unpleasant. Poor Bud is climbing on the bed saying "mommy you want water?" "It will keep you Hymated" Her apparently was trying to recall hydrated, anyways anything going in was not staying so I gave him a thanks, but no thanks. I stayed home Tuesday are recuperated. Back to myself today THANK GOD! Since yesterday felt like I was having a hangover. It did help the detox of artificial ingredients bit though. Yeah! I am on day 4 so far so good. I have been eating apples, oranges, celery & carrots; however bananas are not allowed or watermelon. Those are two of my favorites. I am feeling better too. It may just be the spring like weather too. We'll have to see.
So that is really all. 5 days left. I can do it.

enjoy life.

Monday, April 16, 2007

1-1-1

This weekend was such a blur. We drove to Buffalo for Bud's hockey tournament. It was a blast. tiring, but a blast. We left our house at 7:30 to get to my parents house. They insisted on going to the tournament. We got to buffalo at 9:47. Buds first game was at 10:30. They got creamed by a tournament team. I found out that a tournament team is one that is picked specifically for playing on the road in tournaments. They were really good and honestly did not belong in this tournament. So, as I mentioned we got creamed 6-1. The next game was at 2:30. We went to the hotel and checked in, had a "rest" then went to the next game.
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

enjoy life

Friday, April 13, 2007

Fun Shoe Friday: The Water Shoe


I love shoes. I have more that the average person should. Honestly I do! So in honor of my love of shoes I am going to start a new post for Fridays called Fun Shoe Friday.
I would buy these. Not sure where I would wear them since I do not camp and do not hike. But just to have.
enjoy life!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Now the mens turn


I thought about this and decided that I needed to address the other side of hideous formal wear. Should my son ever go and pick up a date for a prom and think that this is an acceptable substitution for a tux I would surely hope that his date would look at him and tell him the loser convention is next week and to go home. Now I may have to come back and kick her arse for insulting my Bud, but that is a whole 'notha issue!
'nuf said.

enjoy life!

Hold up here


I was just visiting another blogger, and low and behold there is a website for prom dresses. I was expecting to see something cute or fun, but NOOOOOO!!!!!!

I saw this.
Should Bud ever bring any girl dressed like this in to my house on prom night the hubs would probably give him a pack of condom's. Me, I would give her a sweater and tell her about the the woman's movement. Should she sass me I would give her a woman's movement.
I do not typically comment about other sites on mine with the exception of LDV or Snark, but this one takes the cake (cupcakes that is).
enjoy life.

Somethings gotta be done

It has been decided that the source of some of my unhappiness is from with in. I am not happy with the path that I have been going on. So, here I go. I am going to try something new. I am going to "detox" myself. Out with the bad in with the good. I may post progress, but it may be more of a whine session. Effective April 16th I will begin.
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.

enjoy life!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Stranger Talkers are you one?

Stranger talking.
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

and

Enjoy life!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Odds n' Ends



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.

enjoy life.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Example of Duhhhh

In my cube farm there is me and other guy. The IT dude was there and another guy comes in to play. Let me tell you how this played out.
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.
enjoy life!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Just stuff.

Woosh! That is how things are once again. It comes and goes in waves. Bud was sick all weekend again! He missed his game and tried to convince me, in between episodes of barfing that he was able to skate. Umm yeah, I was born yesterday. So in the house we sat all day. Alllll daaaayy! I needed to go to the store, but never made it. The hubs and I ended up going out to eat with another couple that night as my cabin fever was hitting an all time high. We had a lovely time. It's been a while since we went out like adults. Not that we acted like them, but we went out like them. After dinner we went to another friends house. We played cards and then entertained ourselves with the Nintendo Wii system.
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
enjoy life!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

short & sweet

I have been attempting to post something....anything for the past few days. I have nothing to talk about. I started yesterday with a post on being rude. It's awful where I spend physically 40 hours a week, but I did not want to do that. Then I started about the hockey thing and thought you would be bored off your arse. So I went to the next logical thing. Spring. Today its here tomorrow it will be gone. So there you have it.
Random updates:
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.

enjoy life

Monday, March 19, 2007

Feels like all grown up

Today I had to Register Bud for Kindergarten. I have all of the necessary forms and I stroll in to the board room and away I go. Now he has been going to pre-school for two years. No, he is not a flunky. It is just what they call their program. I have mixed emotions with this. Yeah! he is making another leap in life. Boo! He is growing up too fast. I know I am jumping the gun, the school year does not start until September, so this summer is going to be the best summer evah!

enjoy life

Friday, March 16, 2007

Choices

Yesterday was the opening day of Papa Jacks. We were there right after dinner getting ice cream with our winter coats on. Sounds strange, but that is the practice in our little neck of the woods. We are supposed to get a snow storm again. I digress honestly there is nothing like a fresh batch of custard with fresh hot fudge. It is the smoothest & the creamiest in the world. A week from now it will still be good, but not as good.

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.

enjoy life

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Just do it


please please please


enjoy life!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Panic Attack!

As the norm for a random Friday night, Bud & I are at the Hockey game. He says he is hungry, and that he wants a hotdog. OK, no big deal. I reach down in to my purse and pull out my camera. It is the same size and weight as my wallet, so I dig around a little more. No wallet. Thinking that I am looking in the wrong place, I start all over again. Reality sets in, it is not there. Do I panic....Nope. I am sure that it fell out of my purse when I turned the corner to pull in to my parents driveway. So when we get to my parents house I look in my car. Not there. Am I panicking yet? Nope. I get home and look there. The hubs says he did not see it. Now I start to panic. I drive to the office, knowing that I for sure had it there since I let a co-worker borrow my wholesale club card for gas. I get to my desk and Nope. Not there. I go back home in a tizzy. Did someone take it from my car when I went to pick up Bud from Pre-K? I log on to the computer to see if there are any charges on my cards. Nope, so no seasoned thief took it. In my living room I get on my hands and knees and look everywhere. Then out of the corner of my eye I see a glimmer under the hubs recliner. My wallet was way far under the hubs recliner. Apparently when Mr. Oblivious sat in his recliner he did not see it on the floor, and when I asked to check around his chair getting up was not an option for him. Thanks for the help dear! Anyways HUGH sigh of relief, and I ended up staying up until 3am since I was so wound up. That was the start of my weekend fiasco.

enjoy life!