Thursday, December 29, 2011

am I really going to bring dirty laundry home with me

we in fact yes this time I am workimg two jobs over the holiday season has left me with little time for anything let alone road trip prepping. My father gives both myself & SIL grief because we do our laundry at the house when visiting but come on why wouldn't we? who wants to bring dirty clothes home from vacation??? and I might add I did see him do several loads of his laundry at my house last time they visited...so anywho he teases that we bring dirty laundry with us and this time well I am in fact traveling a couple of dirty sweaters & shirts that I do not dry because I would rather travel with dirty clothes rather than wet clothes.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

not just a pj day

but I am thinking about spending the next week at my folk's house lounging in my pjs..I might not even get out of bed except for meals and that could be up for discussion.

Friday, December 23, 2011

random cuteness memories

-I do miss going to see santa followed by a trip to build a bear during the holiday season
-C used to get into to his "jamamas" every night before bed time
-he would also "lebel" up on his video games

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

nothing like waiting till the last minute

yeah that's me still not finished Christmas shopping, mostly finished but there are some odds & ends oh and something for David who is impossible to buy for! We are doing out standard not buying for each other which means we really do buy gifts but just not extravagant but extravagant or not who the hell knows what to buy the man?! Generally he will buy what he wants, he is not particularly geeky with gadgets, his taste in scotch is particular, watches & cologne the same so I usually buy him some clothes which is kinda boring or I perceive that he finds that boring...sigh...anyone have any great ideas? quick ideas?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

the one where I talk about my hair...

yeah talking about my hair or lack of once again.....there are still some serious bald patches so I think I'm gonna shave bald at least one more time

Monday, December 19, 2011

holiday tip #2072

if there is something really specific your Uncle Blah or Aunt What's her name wanted for Christmas perhaps you should have started looking before December 19th....just a a helpful suggestion

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gesundheit

of course yes there is a proper sneezing etiquette. We have one particular someone in our office that never can manage a "bless you" when anyone sneezes an amusingly enough wiothout any discussion or forethought none of the rest of us say bless you to him when he sneezes

to-do-list

Christmas cookies are the plan for this weekend well that and at least 16 hours of retail!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

where exactly do I lodge this complaint?

the giant zit on my cheek....seriously I am frickin 44 I should no longer be getting pimples in my opinion

Friday, December 9, 2011

new levels of exhaustion

working retail christmas was much easier in my 20s compared to my 30s and well in my 40s it may very well kill me!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

currently keeping me awake at night....

what exactly constitutes "mom jeans" and because I do not know have I been unwittingly wearing them all these years?

Monday, December 5, 2011

going to out on a limb here

but I am gonna say that as long as I don't wind up in a neurosurgeon's office with David my birthday tomorrow will be totally awesome and better than last year even if I am working retail x2 tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

hair today, gone tomorrow update

hair is growing back-all white although there are still bald spots
when I first shaved my head in April the hair I had was still a dark brown

however lets put the positive spin on this:
over the past year I have saved a fortune in hair care products
I have decided I do look fabulous in hats

Monday, November 28, 2011

I hope the porridge is just right

one job is entirely too hot the other too cold...it'll be a miracle if I don't come down with pneumonia this holiday season

Sunday, November 27, 2011

yeah I married mine

not quite sure how it came up in conversation but I was ringing an elderly lady up at the register when at some point she annouced that she had a black cook that had been with her family for years now. I thought it might be awkward to let her know I had one too but he doesn't cook nearly as much as I would like him too, and technically he is my husband not necessarily the cook

Thursday, November 24, 2011

black Friday shopping

I do not for the life of me understand the appeal of black Friday shopping.....spoken like a woman who has worked in retail for 20+ years. At midnight my plans are to be fast asleep.

I'm most thankful

that this year is almost over! It has most certainly been a bumpy one to say the least. I am estatic that the most pressing issue of the week thus far has been running out of dog food. I am thankful as we head into this holiday season for my family and friends without them I am nothing and not have pushed through this year. I understand feeling truly blessed

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

busking

evidently C's music teacher introduced them to the concept this week so of course C is all in and and ready to try his hand at street performing. His plans were to dive in this weekend but I have suggested he work on his Christmas tunes a little more and I would take him to market square at least once this holiday season.

Monday, November 21, 2011

are herbal supplements & energy drinks a load of bull?

yeah probably but I have a favorite, a favorite that I cannot not currently find which is tragic as I head into my first week or 50+ hours of Christmas retail hell spread out over 2 jobs. I found a hopefully suitable replacement & picked up some ginseng tablets this weekend. It is probably a placebo effect but the ginseng seems to be working this morning or maybe I just got a decent night of sleep either way I am feeling particularly alert this morning. We shall see how it goes by next Monday morning

Sunday, November 20, 2011

remind my to cross that off my craving list

my food cravings are pretty basic chocolate & salt, pizza at 8 in the morning, coffee,nothing exciting nothing fancy so I thought it odd this morning that I was craving chocolate chip pancakes but there it was. I used some higher end dark chocolate that we had on hand for some baking project or another and I settled down to eat and after a few bites remembered I can't stand chocolate chip pancakes they are just gross why on earth do you need chocolate in a pancake?! Like chocolate,like pancakes but the twain shold never meet on the same plate. Now blueberries are a differnt story entirely I wish we had some blueberries on hand

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

we have about run out of punishments

this school year has started out much in the same way the transition to intermediate school did so we are to the point just shy of waterboarding the kid..please those with DHS on speed dial put your phone down we wouldn't waterboard...I could only imagine the utility bill that would create for the month. We have run thin on the punishments you can only take away so much and quite frankly grounding becomes just as much a punishment for the parents as the kid. So we have moved onto the book report scenario, over Thanksgiving break C is going to read & write me a book report on Animal Farm heck I think I might just re-read it myself it has been nearly a zillion years since I read it. It will also tie into some extra credit offered by his reading teacher so win win and more productive than limiting gaming time....although he still has not earned that back yet at all

Monday, November 14, 2011

it's not the trip to the gas pumps

that have me up in arms it's the trip to the grocery store! I blogged about this several years back but it has gotten so much worse over time. I coupon (in a reasonable fashion not like the nut jobs on tv), have forsaken most name brands for their generic counter parts and largely base our weekly menu on what is on sale at the grocery store but that weekly trek to the store is just painful on the bank account, and heaven forbid we need to stock up on paper goods, cleaning materials or laundry detergent. And it's not like we are eating filet mignon & lobster on a weekly basis far from it I do not know how larger families manage there are only 3 of us although C eats like 2 quite frankly and let's not forget the dog with his vegetarian kibble. There are several blogs & web sites I have become fans of for decent recipe ideas:
http://www.5dollardinners.com/
http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/budget/budget-dinners.aspx
http://brokeassgourmet.com/

Friday, November 11, 2011

con artist or early onset alzheimers?

Oscar, you know his pugness, trying desperately on a daily basis to convince me he still has not had his meal. This starts within minutes after he finishes his meal we might have to refer to him as his pigness rather than pugness....can dogs even get alzheimers?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

when the news makes you sick to your stomach

the entire scandal at Penn State, I was glad to see the university came to their senses & fired Paterno last night but I am curious when do the arrests start happening? seems to me quite a few people need to be charged in this horrible horrible circumstance. And the stupid kids that were rioting last night...be very ashamed at yourselves in the light of day are you that frickin stupid? can they fire the students too?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

random factoid about me #822

I love have my nails polished. Must be something I picked up from my grandmother she always had her nails done and that was one form of "make-up" that did not seem to fall under the strictly forbidden rules of the parochial school I attended from 5th thur 8th grades. Sidebar: the no make-up rule no joke I once I had to throw out chapstick after being caught as part of a gaggle of girls hanging out in the bathroom by Sister Janice. So this morning I painted the nails orange to support UT this evening C is going to his first ever Vols game, it should be a fun night!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

is it just my kid?

he is racking up the demerits in his first few months as a middle schooler and we have dealt with the scholastic type of demerits and I would like to think he is more on track with what is expected of him...his grade being evidence of that. The next issue he is having would be OMG he acts like an 11 year old boy. Recess gets ditched once you hit middle school and gym, excuse me PE is taught in some sort of block format, last term he had it every day and now he is done for the year?! So yes he was caught caught horsing around running in the halls with his buddies, was it wrong yes and yes he knows better but in my opinion he is an 11 year old boy where is that energy supposed to be released? I mean he like math but physically invigorating it is not-of course my mother & aunt both math geeks extraordinaire would probably beg to differ on that front. Would these kids not be better served by some sort of PE each week on a regular basis rather than every day for 9 weeks?

Monday, October 31, 2011

mean mommy

from the unpopular mommy files no I am not letting C head out trick or treating on his own

Saturday, October 29, 2011

evidently Candyman is scary enough

this is the year C has discover "scary" movies and has caught up many of the oldies but goodies from our youth Halloween, Nightmare on Elm St, the horrible Chucky movie which I will not watch because dolls/puppets creep me the hell out. So far each film has been declared "well that was so not scary" that is until...
Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman....we didn't even make it through to the end & C asked if we could turn it off. Personally I found all the cigarette smoking scary, good grief it certainly dates it as an older movie. It was evidently scary enough to go to sleep with the light on LOL guess we won't have to break out the Exorcist to freak him out just yet

sunday disocvery: it was also too scary to bring the garbage to the garbage can in the dark, so guess who has trash to clean up when they get home today

Friday, October 28, 2011

things that make you go hmmmm

as C's phone began to ring he ran flying down the hallway with so he could take the call in his room......WTH? momma is sooo very not ready for the teen years, I may need smelling salts

weird craving

I am so very NOT with child I am however having the weird apple juice craving this morning...last time I had that was just before we knew I was incubating

Thursday, October 27, 2011

maybe it is a small world after all

I rarely look at my stats any longer I suspect I have very few consistent readers and I am related to 2 of them, but every once in awhile I have a peek to see who in Russia is reading me this week although quite frankly I'm about to hit it big in India & Argentina. Anywhoodles today I saw a visit from Elmendorf Afb which in a weird coincidence is exactly where my army brat of a husband was born! So welcome Alaska reader.

Monday, October 24, 2011

chill out already

the amount of time I spend stressing myself out over something that may or may not require stressing out over is ridiculous....some days it's a wonder I don't stroke out or give myself heart attack. Watching my phone and my inbox does not make a response appear oddly enough, although I appear to working under the assumption it will.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

let me tell you

it is exhausting being wrong all the time...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

the phone being still just a phone

we still have unlimited texting which means I can still attempt some of my online stuff via SMS. Needless to say it is a wee bit trickier and I continue to check into some pretty darn wacky stuff on foursquare. I am still fixing it when I get to a computer or wifi accessibility for my ipod touch but I am considering just letting it go and seeing the weird adventures I can dredge up with SMS

just sayin...

the song might rainy days & Mondays but a rainy Wed is pretty miserable too

Sunday, October 16, 2011

when a phone is just a phone

oh the horrors....my not so very smart phone to begin with is back to being just a phone due to budgetary demands I can still text and of course you know call people but who does that anymore?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

the help seeing The Help

yes I should have blogged this months ago when I saw the movie but well I just didn't for whatever reason...at the cinema I found it ironic to be sitting next to someone who very much seemed like "the help" with her two rather youngish(read as annoying at an adult film)charges. as soon as I heard the youngest complain of an upset stomach I carefully move my Coach bag out of puking range and had the theatre not been so crowded I would have changed seats as it was the three wound up leaving abour half way through having climbed over our row back & forth a couple of times.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

hate it when Tuesday feels like a Monday

today is a little grey, damp & rainy with a fall chill in the air and I am wishing I could have spent the day snuggled up in bed under the covers.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

hypothetically speaking

is it ok to glue a pencil on my son's hand? For some bizarre reason in science his teacher wants the student's work on test & quizzes done in pencil and my numskull of a son consistently loses a single point each and every time for doing his work in pen.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

first cold of the season

or just allergies? Either way I am pretty much over it. I picked up some generic store band sinus type meds which are flavored but I am not quite sure why...they are to be swallowed why bother with flavoring that you can't taste?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

real world problems

letting the kiddo spend the day & night at a friend's house means
-I had to carry the groceries in yesterday
-I have to take the garbage out this morning
-depending on what time I fetch him I might get stuck vacuuming today as well
oh the horror I knew we should have had a second endangered ser...I mean kid


oops I did in fact mean indentured not endangered LOL guess I should not blog until I am fully caffeinated

standard date night

more often than not it usually involves Chinese take-out beer or maybe a bottle of wine and watching a bad movie in the living room. And I love it that way!

Monday, September 26, 2011

coming out of the closet

no no the real closet not the proverbial one. I am not known for particularly waking up gracefully and alert or for seeing well in the dark....and I do not see so great in the light either but that is a different story for another time. Saturday night we went out with friends it was a late night..late for us anyway we got in after midnight, I had a beer or three also not typical for me these days and capped off the evening with a hamburger & fried cauliflower just before going to bed. All of these factors in play around 4 am I woke up decided I needed to go to the bathroom and switch rooms..again another story but the short version is I would rather switch beds than toss & turn and wake up David. It would seem that I apparently got lost trying to head out of the bedroom winding up in David's closet I was unaware at the time but I was also providing a running monologue about being lost and at one point I even said "help I'm lost" in what David is calling my 7 year old Paula voice at which point he turned on the flashlight and helped me out of the closet so the speak.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

here we are at fall again

my favorite season & the kick-off to the biggies as far as holidays go for our family plus birthdays..and while C's birthday technically a summer birthday he starts planning around October. Last year is pretty much a blur of doctors, hospitals, ambulance rides, stress & sheer panic. I am hoping to enjoy the holiday season a little bit more this year..a trip to the corn maze on tap, pumpkin carving maybe a few halloween decorations I need a costume, rumor has it C will not be trick or treating now that he is the ripe old age of 11 but I have a feeling that may change as the 31st draws a little closer. Thanksgiving, Christmas cards, decorations, baking and perhaps I will finally have that cookie swap party I have wanted to have for forever now! Also on tap will be the plans for a proper garden in the spring. Lots on my to-accomplish list!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

awesome day at the fair

a gorgeous sunny day, not too crowded, plenty of fun and plenty of funfair food to be had!

However next year we bring along a friend for C to hang with the only child thing bites at certain times and this would be one of those. He still had a great time overall but I think that was more to do with winning an air soft gun than anything else. He also won a little stuffed frog or something that we were trying to convince him would be smart to give to the girl he likes at school but I don't think he was quiet buying into the whole idea.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

the nerf gun ban

I am seriously considering it not because of any morality I don't want my kid to play with guns qualms but because I am sick to death of hearing the stupid things being fired, hearing about nerf guns, hearing about nerf gun wars on youtube, seeing an amazon cart full of nerf guns he would like to purchase, walking through a nerf gun war etc etc etc

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9-11-11

I saw a lot of where were you what were you doing sorCheck Spellingts of post on social media today and parts of that day I recall vividly while parts seem to be a blur of tears, horror, fear for my brother serving in the navy, fear for family in the tri-state areas surely targets if something more was going to happen, fear for ourselves because perhaps Oak Ridge would be a target? What else was going to happen that day? Remember the goofy ass movie with Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, um wolverines oh yeah Red Dawn....
We at some point reached news saturation that night or maybe it was the 12th but I remember David turning the television off and putting on some music as a distraction. The footage is just as disturbing today as it was 10 years ago and the body count of 2976 did not stop there for such a defining moment in this nation's history it still leaves so many unanswered questions

Thursday, September 8, 2011

fashionable as always

dropping the kiddo off in my hello kitty pj pants, an over sized Las Vegas shirt and a bright blue bandana...thank God there was no need to get out of the car

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

operation green thumb update!!!!!







hooray for all the rain we have had over the past 2 days I have tomatoes, cucumbers and one lone green pepper! Not living off the land quite yet but who knows what the future will bring. Now I kinda want to go get some chickens and maybe a goat

operation green thumb update


the teenie tinest of cucumbers appears to be growing!

not exactly gourmet grub

but it was scour the freezer night last night the resulting menu consisted of fish sticks, wings and spaghetti with meatballs. No one starved is my thumbs up review of the meal.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Conversation around my house this morning

-is that Running Scared?
-yes great movie wonder why they never made a sequel
-guess they can't now
-well they could but it would be a little more Weekend at Bernie's

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

mandatory service job

either retail or a food service job should mandatory for all people, all walks of life for a period of time, no less than a single year. As someone who has worked retail for a zillion and one years now I can tell the folks that have never once had to work a single day of retail in their entire life.

Monday, August 29, 2011

they might make a Southerner out of me yet

I am going to attempt fried green tomatoes with dinner tonight

when dirt is not dirt

my vegetable plants are still growing, green and pretty and I am continually teased with the possibility of a vegetable here & there but nothing has grown to fruition as of yet. Disappointing to be sure however I am not ready to through in the "yes I too can garden towel". I have plans to start a compost pike for next spring and hope to get the raised plot that must have been a garden at one time in our yard cleaned off this winter. In the meantime I bought a few mums already started for the flower planter out front that never quite managed to grow any of the flowers seeds planted. As I grabbed my potting soil I noticed in big letters on back "not for containers" has that been my problem all along I bought the wrong dirt?! who knew there was a right & wrong kind of dirt?

missed the bus...

because it was too early?! since when are school buses early? but score one for modern technology the girl at the bus stop with C got a phone call from a friend already on the bus at a later stop informing girl & C that that had in fact missed the bus. Kiddo called me & headed back to the house I think under the impression he was gonna be in trouble (which he was not). Luckily timing was such that the drop off lines at school had not hit the maximum insanity levels quite yet and drop off occurred with little muss & fuss.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

and so it begins

there is a girl....he's likes her but won't give up anymore information other than she is nice.
In the meantime I am trying my damnedest not to pepper him with a zillion questions

Friday, August 19, 2011

a spot of heavy breathing

the dog has started this new thing where he exhales loudly at the base of the door to signal when he wants in the house or in a room. I think I might actually prefer him jumping on the door to get my attention

Sunday, August 14, 2011

and I thought Paranormal Activity was a bad movie

well Paranormal activity 2 was even worse....
and not bad in a oh this is so bad it's good sort of way

Friday, August 12, 2011

middle school here we come


giving the kiddo the middle school pep talk with the slap in the face that these three years will fly by too and the high school pep talk is so much closer than I realize.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

where did the summer go?

technically it's still summertime by the boy's summer vacation pretty much over he starts back to school with a 1/2 day on Friday! there was all sorts of plans for summer break and poof it's over we did none of them..oh well next summer will be here before we know it I suppose

Saturday, July 30, 2011

operation green thumb update




things are still alive yet no actual vegetables seem to be growing per se...ah well trying some miracle grow today let's see if that helps, fingers crossed I am not ready to throw in the towel just yet!

Friday, July 22, 2011

now I remember why I hate wearing glasses

I got my first pair of contacts when I graduate high school in um well 1985 and have not worn glasses with any sort of regularity since then. Last year I did get a updated pair of back up glasses but since insurance wasn't paying I went for cheap cheap cheap which meant basically coke bottle glasses but I like the frames a bunch and they were just for emergency purposes. Right in the middle of the holidays and David's medical crises my contacts were giving me fits and I could not wear them for much longer than an hour or two at a time and time was not something I had a lot of so I quit wearing contacts altogether. The glasses oddly do not bother like they did years ago except the whole fogging up when you come in & out of a building in the heat or cold it drives me nuts! Can't they invent glasses that don't do that?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

garden is not the only thing growing


my hair is starting to grow back in, kind of anyway....
not all over & it is of course all white growing in the bald patches but it is hair and that is why hair color was invented. I won't be hat or wig free for some time but at least things seem to be moving in the right direction.

operation green thumb update





















the spices have seen better times so I am not expecting much out of those, tomato plant is growing & looks good but nothing that looks like a tomato is happening, cucumber bush the same look good no actual vegetables in sight but the pepper plants I see a tiny pepper starting to sprout!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

not quite 23 anymore

hell not even 33 for that matter but the Psychedelic Furs show last night was fun! What was not smart was to be standing & dancing in front of the speaker I am so hoping the ringing in my right ear goes away soon, and someone remind me to buy ear plugs before I go to another show!

Friday, July 8, 2011

too much social media?

the blog, facebook, twitter and now google+ ?! It's too much pressure trying to not repeat myself in one or more of the outlets, let alone to try and be witty. I'd stress about myspace too it I could recall the last time I actually logged onto myspace or if I could even remember my password.

operation green thumb:progress report



everything still alive & well & growing!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

executive decision

was made to go to the healthy kids cooking class at our local Earth Fare. C was a bit peeved with me at first but he spends more than enough time with his head in video games, the television and the computer so an hour at free cooking class was an idea I was insisting upon. Going in I told him if he had a horrible time that he would never have to go again....minutes in he decided he had was having a great time and would like to go again! It's an every other week thing so I have already entered it onto my calendar, I also discovered the alternate weeks there is a class for adults so I have entered those into my calendar as well. Earth Fare is indeed an awesome grocery!

Friday, July 1, 2011

the three day weekend

oh thank God we have one I love when holidays fall correctly...in fact can we just change the dates on all holidays so they always coincide with a weekend?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

well I hate to see the moving truck in the driveway

next door is a rental property and for the past year we have been fortunate to have friendly, quiet, well mannered neighbors who most importantly have a son just a few years younger than C. They were fast & furious friends and playmates we will be sad to see them leave. And sit in fear of the next family that might move in....ya never know with rentals!

no worries I'd facebook funeral arrangements

a friend was over last night and was mentioning an odd text he got last weekend from a number he did not recognized that "David had passed away funeral arrangements and the Obituarie was going to be in Saturday's paper"...I saw the text and yes obituary was spelled wrong & everything but the disturbing part for S was David who?! He called a mutual friend to make sure it was not my David and figured he would watch for Saturday's paper. Who on earth would send out such a text without at the very least giving out a full name, David is a fairly common name more than likely a person might know more than 1 and for that matter who the hell would send that information out in a text?! clearly social media would be a better place for that sort of info!

Monday, June 27, 2011

operation green thumb:progress report


the spices are rocking & rolling and the cucumber bush appears to have sprouted!!! Tomato & pepper plants still alive and looking better every day!

unfortunate edit

my phone while smart has a smaller screen and emails that come through have a condensed subject field.
Earth Fare-the healthy supermarket is edited down to the
healthy superm
which I always read as healthy sperm
and I generally think of that as an email I would not want to open

Thursday, June 23, 2011

operation green thumb:progress report


spices are growing!
of course the tomato plant & pepper plants sitting in my garage are dying as we speak I really need to stop and get some containers and get those planted this afternoon! The cucumber bush was seeds so I would like to get those started soon as well.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

shhhhhh

oddly enough it was husband fussing at son to keep it quiet Mommy is sleeping that woke me....

Monday, June 20, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

operation green thumb










step one spices planted: oregano, basil, chives, parsely and more oregano for good measure

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

does anyone ever win those things?

you know sweepstakes, contests those online survey things claiming you can win a year worth of groceries? I never do and I have no idea why I bother still trying, hope springs eternal I suppose

Monday, June 13, 2011

made my list checked it twice

and then checked it again, shopped at different grocery establishments this weekend and I am hoping that we have everything we need to make it through the week! I hate having to stop mid-week because I forgot one or two items. My new goal is to try and avoid those because I am incapable of just buying one or two items anywhere.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

the summer I finally try to grow something

my mother's black thumb is notorious in our family she may have even killed a plastic plant or two at one time or another. I have had a houseplant or two along the years only one, a christmas cactus that has survived, only bloomed once but it's still alive. I've wanted to have a garden for forever now but don't really know much about getting that started so after much deliberation I ordered some plants as well as some seeds and after trip to the store this weekend will hopefully have a few container gardens started, some peppers, a tomato plant, cucumber bush and several spices. Fingers crossed and all that thankfully the farmer's market is not far from the house! Who knows maybe one of these years I'll get a real garden growing out in the backyard.

Friday, June 10, 2011

why I am not a Bonnaroo

-I'm 43
-I really really really like my mattress
-I like air conditioning
-I like running water
-I'm not a fan of large crowds
but honestly 20 years ago I so would have been there!

43 year old skin

I must admit to a fairly lackadaisical approach to my skin care regime throughout the year mostly involving a wash cloth maybe some soap and infrequently some face cream, but upon closer inspection last night I believe it's time to actually start a skin care regime these days you know astringent and maybe some of that heavy duty facial cream...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

it's the grown-up boys that are silly

the paintball party for C seems to be drawing great interest from some of David's friends with one even trying to figure out how to come up from Florida for the weekend to attend. I am considering booking a paintball party for David...and I'm not sure if I am kidding or not just yet

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

birthday countdown

C is less than a week away from officially and legally being 11 and bouncing off the walls about it I might add..of course the multiple opportunities for cupcakes might have something to do with that. At Meatfest I was fortunate to get some cuddle time with Danger (not his real name but his nickname for quite a few folks in our group) almost 2 months old cute as can be & a snuggle bug that can still fit across your chest. Looking down at such a little guy then looking over at the big lug my own baby has become it is hard to remember him as a baby!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

where did my year go?

hard to believe David's neck surgery was just a year ago it seemed to be the catalyst in a very odd doctor/hospital/medical malady filled year for the family. Fingers crossed things have been fairly quiet as of late and hopefully they will stay that way!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Meatfest recap

it was the best ever!
but don't we say that every year? and every year it is pretty much true we had a great gaggle of folks attend and they all brought something yummy food items to eat and oddly enough for the first year that I can recall we had no meat leftover the next day, luckily the chicken leg quarters never left the fridge so David manned the grill early on Memorial Day & grilled those bad boys right up. As usual my panic was for naught & everything came together well at the end..except for my ugly pie which baked perhaps 10 minutes too long and just did not make it....

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

truly amazing what a good night of sleep will do for your mood

a solid 9 hours and dare I say I'm feeling down right perky this morning...but I'm at work now so I am fairly certain it won't last. I work in an older building and the owner is an air conditioning or rather lack of air conditioning crazed lunatic so work is unpleasantly sweltering at times.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

just how rough is middle school?

my son, my soon to be 11 year old son got an NRA membership card in the mail today....
I do not have a problem having a gun in out house nor do I have issue with my son being taught how to fire & care for and respect a weapon when he is older, when my husband decides it's time to take him to the gun range. I am however not so thrilled with the NRA soliciting my son especially not at the age of 11.

Meatfest panic sets in

uh huh it's tomorrow and did I get my to-do list done slow & steady all week as planned? Why of course not hell I still have to run to the grocery store & finish picking up a few things or maybe I just wait and go first thing in the morning...nothing like waiting till the absolute last minute is there?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

some days it's like working for your grandparents

the music is too loud
the music is too rock 'n' roll
the music is too weird......
did I mention I work at a record store?

big man on campus

C's grand return to summer camp/daycare where he is beloved & looked up to by all....vaguely reminiscent of Norm's grand entrances on Cheers. He is anxiously awaiting for his bestest bud who will join him next week.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

good grief it's birthday time again

C is in birthday mode serious crazy birthday mode...paintball was his first choice but it seems a bit pricey and you are at the mercy of the weather so I am pushing for an indoor choice. And can I tell you more and more these birthdays seem like planning tactical maneuvers!

Monday, May 23, 2011

yeah my car would be the first one they pick

out running errands yesterday and made eye contact with an older gentleman climbing off his motorcycle and it was one of those moments you just know he is gonna talk to you and sure enough he asks me if I just locked my car. Since he saw me hit my key and heard the honk it was kinda of a dumb question but he continued on that I should not lock my car in that manner because someone could be in the parking lot with a device that could copy the code and break into my car & steal stuff. Personally if they are going to break into my car I would prefer they not break a window so stealing the code an improvement, not much to steal however, the towel the dog slobbered on when I took him to the vet last week? empty coffee cup I have been to lazy to throw out? some nasty fries the kid dropped? the sweater I left in the car because the weather can't decide what season this is yet? please feel free to take what you want. Of course out of all the cars in the parking lot there were quite a few that were much nicer & newer than mine so I am seriously doubting mine would be the first choice in the grand scheme of larceny. Little old man just came across as creepy not so much helpful.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Meastfest 2011

good grief it's next Sunday and what am I doing..cleaning? organizing? menu planing? shopping? um nope I'm catching up on my DVR's Real Housewives programs, Fingers crossed it all comes together at some point this week!

Friday, May 20, 2011

when autopilot doesn't work

you start driving to work having forgotten to drop your son at school. I suppose I deserve bonus points at least I didn't forget him at home.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

hail yes!

I am declaring the end of all hail/hell puns stemming from April's hailpocalypse. All advertisers specifically car dealerships please take note.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

fingers to keyboard

is not nearly as poetic as the phrase pen to paper

Monday, May 16, 2011

as far as the weekly grocery shop goes

why on earth am I incapable of just going to the grocery store once a week? I try I really do I plan menus, make a list check it twice and it never fails every week I forget something!!!! And it drives me crazy as I am not a particular fan of the grocery shop to begin with.

when is it not cool to lunch with your mom?

evidently today! C has a thing at school this morning that I plan on attending & the plan was for me to leave school grab some food and lunch with the kiddo, except maybe "you just drop the food back off you don't need to stay"
giant *sigh*

Sunday, May 15, 2011

and even the doghouse gets a new roof

insurance adjuster came to look at the house yesterday and for some reason I had it in my head he was just looking at the roof uh no no the whole house & property and everything that was damaged not just the roof, color me clueless! And while I am so grateful no one was injured and we are all here safe & sound the car and property damage is a pain in the arse to say the least. It was a helluvah storm and we are blessed that that night did not turn out worse than it did.

no doubt opposable thumbs will win this one too

someone around here..either the dog or the kid..needs to be fully trained in the art of making Mommy some coffee in the mornings

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

what happened to fun field trips?

you know a museum, a ball game, the zoo or an amusement park? 5th grade field trip is to a place called Biztown, it's a Junior achievement thing all the kids get jobs & work for the day...um won't they be out in the real world getting jobs soon enough? or as David pointed out being "wage slaves"
C piped up that this would be fun and I told him I would write that down and remind him in 20 years when he was getting up & going to work everyday!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

but it's kinda hard to get breakfast in bed when you are the first one up in the morning...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

all these years....

I thought Ben & Jerry could do no wrong, I was mistaken the Jimmy Fallon Late Night Snack not all that good perhaps they can redeem themselves with Red Velvet Cake

Friday, May 6, 2011

no truer words...

from twitter

Ari Fleischer
Good decision not 2 release UBL photos. If u doubt he's dead, no photo will satisfy. For the rest of us, Navy Seals don't miss"

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

it's the soap all over again

one of the first hotel visits with C as a toddler brought forth some hilarity when we reached the wash your hands point....he had never seen a bar of soap before, well not one to wash your hands with I have had decorative soaps but at the house we only have liquid soap for functional purposes.
Last night David sent C out to roll up in the window in the car he has borrowed from his brother while we play musical cars, yup a hand crank roll up the window and it did in fact take C a few minutes and a second trip out to the car to complete the task.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

the only downside

to the last minute dinner invite for dinner from MIL would be the fact that I did not cook dinner last night which means there are no leftovers for lunch this afternoon. I am hoping to make my eggplant parmigiana for tonight providing leftovers for tomorrow but with the apocalyptic storms about to roll through there is a possibility we might be without power, so fingers crossed we do not lose electricity.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

hair today gone tomorrow

technically it was gone yesterday, I finally reached my tipping point and had my head shaved. I rather shocked the staff at the salon but it was painless on my end. Funnily enough they made me sign something which they assured me was standard anytime a customer was wanting something drastic done, they offered my a big glass of red wine and asked it I would like to go somewhere private. I declined on the private and accepted the wine and it was done. It freaked me out a little once I left the shop but I am very used to wearing hats at this point. MIL did buy me a wig which I need to get trimmed this week finally so I can wear it but the bad doesn't bother a bit. Well the look doesn't, I did find my head got chilly once the AC kicked in at the house, easily fixed by a bandanna. Going to sleep was a bit strange at first I think thread count on my pillowcases is going to be more important than ever but all in all I am happy with my decision. Now fingers crossed it will all grow back in time!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

why yes I am just talking to hear myself talk

I believe we have hit the hard of hearing tween/teen years with C.
He has a big end of the year project involving reading a biography, further research of biography's subject, writing a speech about said person and some sort of visual poster type thing and a costume of some kind to represent this person. After some dithering back and forth George Washington Carver was chosen, a book procured & I asked C to start reading a couple of chapters at a time while taking copious notes to assist in the rest of the project. After the first few chapters I suggested he might try to take better more detailed notes of the chapters
"yes Mom"
Naturally the note taking did not get much better. The first installment of the project, a series of questions to aid in the speech is due next Tuesday. I asked that he begin to start filling that out, in his notebook so we could go over it before it got put to paper. Of course he started writing it on the paper directly and already two questions in I need to buy white out...do they still make white out? Not to mention he did not even touch the stuff till I walked in the door and asked him why he was not working on it.
At some point I needed to dash out & pick something up just as David texted in instructions for C to take care of some general household cleaning duties. C was concerned which should he do first? I told him do chores then get back to his project. I must have been a little short & exasperated with him because while I was out he sent "I am sorry" text. I replied that it was fine he just need to make sure his chores & school work were always done before tv time.
And I swear I could not make this up C texted me back "does this mean I can watch tv now?'
NO work on your project
*sigh*

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

does anyone still check their messages?

I must admit I frequently do not, most of the time I just return the phone call. And with certain folks I have stopped leaving messages knowing full well they won't listen to it but instead just return my call directly. There is someone I work with who not only will leave one message no no he leaves 2, first on a home phone leaving an extremely over-detailed message then calling cell phone & leaving the very same detailed message there as well a little bit over overkill if you ask me. Which would also be the reason he is not in possession of my cell phone number.

not a morning person

not that this is new information or anything I am considering the fact that I need a new system for the morning routines. It took me over an hour to make lunches & breakfast for the family, including the dog (he only got breakfast no pb & jelly for Oscar) and then getting myself & C out the door (he is not a morning person either, again not a news flash). I prefer a coffee filled and maybe some catching up on facebook time while watching the news to ease into my day. It would seem I have always been doomed to these tasks as back in the day getting my brother & myself squared away & out the door when my mother went back to work so many years ago. Of course I would lay a lot of it out the night before so it took less thought & effort. We seemed to eat chicken roll or chicken loaf for lunch, a lot & the thought makes me a little queasy what in the heck was it made of? Chicken should not come in loaf form. Anywho I need to take some time at the end of the evenings and organize my assembly line so my mornings can be spent with a little more goof off time.

Monday, April 18, 2011

if everyone jumps off the Brooklyn Bridge....



evidently I will too but I'll wait a bit before diving like several weeks maybe. I had avoided angry birds and everything to do with them until this weekend I am now addicted to the flipping stupid game!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

the MOVIE

several months ago C was chatting with his cousin (niece #2) and his grandmother when he brought up the MOVIE which you see this year at school, his knowledge seemed limited to "you grow hair EVERYWHERE" then he turned bright red and I believe that was the end of the discussion. He never brought it up to me & David and we figured we would take the wait and see approach for time being . Well permission slips came home for the MOVIE which is this week, there was more talk of hair that grows everywhere and it looks like David gets to have the TALK with C this weekend. Oh lord give me strength

Sunday, April 10, 2011

feeling nostalgic

some friends just had their first child and our 2 year old grand-nephew is in town visiting so the fact the my baby is close to being as tall as me, will be turning 11 this year and starting middle school next fall has been pulling a little on my heart strings a wee bit. It seems like just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital as we left the hospital both David & I left with the wild sort of feeling...you mean they are just going to let us walk out of here & take this tiny human home with us?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

hoarder in training

my garage is moments away from being declared a national emergency site and yet I managed 3 bags of trash in less than a 1/2 hour this morning! Imagine what I could do with a whole hour? Ah who knows it's coffee and catch up on my DVR time now

Friday, April 8, 2011

my new favorite word

or rather slang would be bougie
no idea why but niece #1 & niece #2 use it frequently and for some reason it has struck my fancy this week

Thursday, April 7, 2011

what is up with all the April birthdays?

always popular in my family growing up we would celebrate my brother, father, grandmother, grandfather & an uncle's birthday all on one day of course with all those names to fit a large cake was required. With the advent of facebook and the tab that let's me know when folks have a birthday I am amazed at the amount of people I know with April birthdays which would make conception what in the summer months? Would have thought more babies would be conceived during colder months.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

grammer 101

I have no problems with they're & their however when we get affect & effect I'm lost. I am also incapable of spelling restaurant with out spell check.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

the town crier

twice in the last week I was asked how I was feeling as I had been sick, these were folks I do not know well enough to have told about any kind of sickness. I had a day where I had eaten something that did not particularly agree we me and we will leave it at that. Evidently MIL had been sharing my ailment to what detail I have no idea and I do not want to know.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

the bendy straw

growing up that was the standard of sickness. You would get ginger ale with a bendy straw that was the only time you would have access to bendy straw at the house so of course same goes in my household. In spite of current circumstances we really do not have much cause for the use of bendy straws but we always seemed to have several boxes on hand just in case, in case of what I am not sure but with the near constant weird medical oddities David has suffered recently we have almost exhausted our bendy straw supplies, guess I'll need to add that to this week's grocery list and here is to hoping they will sit in a kitchen cupboard unopened & unneeded for quite some time!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

probably not very PC of me me but

I am particularly cranky today, overly cranky& it would seem and lot is getting under my skin a lot that should probably not. So very cranky that I even had to stop and asked my self good grief is it PMS?

early warning system

at 4:21ish this morning I got woken up with the news that C heard a train sound and was that a tornado so should we all pile into the bathroom....however this train sound was indeed um just a train we live close enough to to tracks to hear trains all the time. Thanks to my my budding meteorologist for looking out for us!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"good idea Mom"

why thanks C I was really looking for that affirmation from you...but guess what I knew it was a good idea when I said it and even if you didn't agree you were still gonna have to do it whatever it was I asked you to do

Monday, March 21, 2011

travels with a toddler

Niece #1 and her 2 yr old son are hopping a plane to Kville this week and it had me remembering travelling with C as a toddler. I should preface with he has always been a pretty good traveller thank God but he had a moment or two that gave me fits way back when. Now that I think about it it the only issues we had were a trip to CT when he was 3. David (who was staying at home and working while we went to see my folks) for some unknown at this time reason booked my flight for me it was booked such that I had one half hour to change planes in Atlanta..um yeah that would be 30 minutes..have you ever changed planes in ATL?! of course you have everything changes in ATL and I stand by my assertion that when you die you go through in ATL. Let me tell you dragging a rather large 3 year old toddler who was a little cranky through any airport is gonna be a challenge. We barely made our flight & I believe I cursed my husband the entire way to CT. The return trip involved a two hour car trip to the airport so invariably C fell asleep when we arrived a the airport he was cranky, crying, hanging off my shirt tales so to speak, I check our luggage and dude informs me that our bag is overweight. Through clenched teeth I told him to just damn charge me the difference and sensing that I might just snap he kindly put the bag through with no charge

Thursday, March 10, 2011

causing road rage

yeah I did I was so not paying attention and cut someone off on the interstate got a typical response a horn honk and a gesture with his finger. ok fine I deserved as much it was a bonehead move on my part, but how do you convey sorry my bad? waving seems a bit odd & I don't know that he would have seen my shrug my shoulders so I just went about my business. In order to make his point he had to get on my right side and flash me another bird as he drove by...whatever dude yes I was wrong, I got you're mad at me take a deep breath let it go. No no as he was about to exit off he had to roll down his window and flash me the bird one last time, at that point I started laughing which was kinda nice I needed a good laugh for a change.

ways to drive me crazy

#241 not answering texts or phone calls...
seriously my dear husband you are in a hospital bed what else do you have to do but respond to the occasional text or a phone call?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I'm not exactly a good Catholic

but I do not consider mcnuggets to be real meat so I get a pas on the Ash Wednesday transgression for lunch...the roast in the crock pot for dinner is however a different story

and while we are talking vacation

I had really hoped to take the megabus to DC over spring break in fact I had almost bought tickets a few months back I mean come on what a deal 3 of us travel to DC for only under $10? how totally awesome is that? But alas the current "oh God what's wrong now?" state of affairs has us not traveling for spring break of course in all fairness we generally don't travel for spring break we are not those people I'd like to be but in the real world we can't drop everything and go on vacation several times a year but wouldn't it be nice? I am hoping we can work out the DC trip sometime within the next year there is so much to do & see there not least of all is a restaurant owned by top chef contestant that I would like to try plus several that Anthony Bourdain spotlighted on his show. And quite frankly I love museums & historical stuff so DC is right up my alley!

really in need of a vaction

or maybe just a long weekend? heck a pj day (which involves lots of pj wearing, watching bad movies on SyFy and eating Chinese food) would probably go a long way for me right now

Sunday, March 6, 2011

bad luck comes in threes right?

as of yesterday David has had
-3 ambulance trips
-3 ER visits
-3 hospital stays
all in 4 months time...when does the good luck start? Should we buy a lottery ticket this week?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

working my last nerve

the kiddo this morning let me tell 'ya
-asked him to take the bathroom trash out as today is trash day he manages to also throw out the lunch I had just made for him and dared to look at me crazy like it was my fault
-he managed to leave his homework including a math workbook on his dresser. Pure dumb luck that I caught it, and even more lucky for him I will drop it at school on my way to work
And as I was dropping off homework I decided to make the kid another lunch he is generally not all that fond of the school lunches served

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

annus horribilis continues

MIL: breast cancer-check
David: pneumonia, in hospital-check check
me: nervous breakdown-working on it

Thursday, February 24, 2011

yes I am that dweebie

I am contemplating taking a day off on April 29th so I can watch the royal wedding....I have not missed a one since Prince Charles married Lady Diana back in 1981 yup I am a total geek for all of that stuff.

do you check your statcounter?

I must admit I don't really except every once in awhile I do and am then puzzled why on earth is there been a large influx of Russian readers?

I am about basketballed out

C is on the allstar team which translated to several weeks of practice twice a week and a double elimination tournament which started this week. I should not complain as I have only been to one game this week but C has his 3rd game in as many nights this evening, and it doesn't help that the school where the games are being played is 45 minutes away. While I was rooting for them to win last night I was also kinda hoping they might lose so we could be done already.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

not much of a punishment at our house

hot saucing...C throws hot sauce on everything he is his father's son in that respect!
You want to punish this kid the tragedy of losing video game time now that will get his attention

Monday, February 21, 2011

pedicure weather

spring when a young girl's thoughts turn towards open toe shoes....
ok so I am not so young but my feet are in desperate need of attention before I even consider dragging out my sandals...might have to try and find the time for a pedicure this weekend

what is wrong with you two?

I wake up early not by choice necessarily I used to love sleeping late and totally miss it but my schedule being what it is I am usually awake for the day by 6 am tops. And being that early on the weekend it's my time, the boys are both still in bed so I can grab some coffee, geek on the computer and watch bad television in peace and quiet. The dog will join me but all he does is lay by my feet and snore. I will admit to being annoyed yesterday morning before I even had the coffee on and C is dragging himself into the living room so bad mommy that I am I banished him to his room to read, play legos go back to sleep whatever it was too early to deal with 20 questions. He went grudgingly but he went but as soon as I got rid of him David decides he is ready to get up for the day. I love both of them but good grief they need to know better that to infringe on my early morning quiet

Friday, February 18, 2011

pizza

I mocked Papa Murphy's frequently in the past because why do I want to buy something that I then I have to go home and cook? and well the answer would be because their pizza is affordable and super yummy & it is super easy to swing by pick up & throw in the oven. I frequently order 1/2 pepperoni for the kid & 1/2 sausage because that is my favorite and invariably the sausage 1/2 gets devoured first and I am stuck with pepperoni..not my favorite..so I thought to hell with I am getting all sausage and what do I find C doing with the sausage??!
picking it off because he doesn't like the sausage
he is trying to drive me crazy I am convinced of it

Thursday, February 17, 2011

once again the "onlys" getting a bad rap

we were having a discussion around the proverbial water cooler at work about the sloppiest person in the break room, XX was branded the winner of that contest and B piped up with well XX is an only child & her Mom always cleaned up after her so she doesn't even consider cleaning up. That might very well be the case in her situation however I disagree with the assessment that is is because she is an only child, as did Q who is an only child. I am raising an only but I make C clean up after himself I'm his mother not his maid service. Seems like just another unfair characterization of the only child

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

that which does not kill us makes us stronger

are we sure about that? I don't feel so strong, most days I want to crawl up into the fetal position and burrow under the covers until all of this is better. I suppose maybe the stronger comes in because I have not done this....yet

Friday, February 11, 2011

hats are the new shoes















although to be honest I have never been much of a shoe girl David has more of the Imelda Marcos tendency than I do, my leanings are more towards purses & bags and now hats hats and more hats!
There are some cute choices around town and I have only begun to shop! Plus online has many choices although that seems to be a bit risky not be able to try it on before purchase. I was shocked to see how expensive hats can be like really expensive who knew? I am certainly not spending $40, $50 or $100+ on a hat but my goodness some cute stuff out there
(the pictured above all priced out of my price range but all tooooo cute)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

do you ever feel guilty

about starting a book then deciding you really don't like it and have no desire to finish it? Generally I will try to plod through and finish regardless but I have 2 sitting mocking me, well maybe they aren't exactly mocking me exactly but I have my suspicions. And I am terrible about updating my goodreads account too! So I think both of these novels are going ot be chalked up to weel I tried and put into the need to be traded at the used bookstore pile. Which leads me to another thing I have been putting off a trip to the used bookstore maybe we'll head over this weekend and see what kind of goodies we can find

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

do you like my hat?


I do not consider myself a vain person & I've never had lush gorgeous hair but it was alright I mean I had good hair days occasionally and the bald spots had been sort of tolerable maybe even vaguely amusing but only because I had enough hair to hide them. Except last night I discovered they may being getting harder to hide...insert ginormuos sigh...MIL is suppose to take my to her hairdresser this week and she has been after me to sen a lock of hair to my SIL because and I quote (or paraphrase I suppose) "any hair S gets in Las Vegas is going to better than hair we find here in town" In the mean while I am a hat girl as of now officially. Ran by wally world & got a cute newsboy hat, browsed ebay & amazon and more hat shopping to come...really really soon like this afternoon.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

is it a pie? is it a cake?

the Boston Cream Pie is by far one of my favorite cakes ok I really like carrot cakes too but they are not called carrot pie now are they? I am also a fan of the boston cream donut so when I saw Dunkin Donuts new reverse boston cream my interest was piqued, piqued enough to drop by DD for a cup of coffee (because well their coffee is totally awesome) and a reverse boston cream donut. Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate a loose interpretation of the boston cream but totally yummy and totally worth the stop. Luckily the DD closest to the house is not really convenient to get in & out of so it is not going to be a frequent thing but as always a nice treat.

Friday, February 4, 2011

dreaded school fundraiser time

from the overpriced things you don't need files: magazine subscriptions!
don't get me wrong I love to find my magazines in the mailbox but I have tried to whittle down the ridiculous amount of periodicals coming in the house to just the ones that will get read or at least browsed once in awhile! I will not harass friends and family....but should you want to subscribe to anything before Tuesday please do get in touch with me and you can order online....no pressure

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

and while we are talking fast food

is it weird that the taco bell revelations all over the news have only succeeded in making me crave taco bell?

are theresuch things as calorie offsets?

maybe fast food isn't as bad for you if you walk to the fast food establishment

Monday, January 31, 2011

follically challenged

my trip to the dermatologist got me a diagnose of alopecia areata which has no known causes exactly but could be caused by extreme stress so I can still blame David I got steroid injections into my scalp..um ouch on that.. and some topical stuff to rub in until my return visit in 2 months. And the oh yeah it could get worse before it gets better....ugh thanks so much and yes it is still getting worse luckily I can still hide the spots, for now anyway. If it progresses further I suppose I will go hat shopping or hair shopping for clip ins and or a wig or maybe just stick with the hat route even though I really am not a hat person however I am even less so a girl that can pull off bald!

Monday, January 24, 2011

back to the grindstone

it's David's first day back to work! It's time and he is much improved of course I am still concerned but he has reassured me if he did not feel ready he would not be going. It still kinda makes me feel the way I did on C's first day of school. While I hated the circumstances it was kinda nice to have David around the house more, convenient for Christmas break& snow days plus he had been taking C to swimming & basketball as well as frequently having dinner cooked by the time I got home!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

do we all have a double?

one of those urban legend type things you hear but when I first moved to Knoxville I was frequently confused with another girl who in retrospect I wish I had sought out to see how much we really did or did not look alike. Oddly enough at Wally-world this week I thought I saw my cousin, a cousin I have not had any contact with in almost 20 years, I am not originally from this area nor is he and he lives in Pennsylvania currently, I think, so he would have no cause to be in Kville, let alone shopping at wally-world. I was 98% sure it was not him or I might have gone up to talk but it was creepy how much he looked like him!

Friday, January 21, 2011

an inauspicious start to my Friday

-in the drop off lane as we pull up to the school C announces he needs $10 for a class picture.
Guess you are not going to get one this year my friend
-as I try to merge onto the interstate an SUV type car driving up on my left pulls up right beside me....doesn't slow down to let me in front of him or speed up to let me in behind him no no right beside me.
Yeah I sped up & cut him off
-crazy customer day at work
seems like anytime I have a floor shift it's crazy customer day....clearly I attract them

Thursday, January 20, 2011

there are stupid questions

stupid question #737
trying to get myself dressed, kid fed, dressed etc etc a knock on the door & C wants to know if I had the chance to buy some blackberry jam at the grocery store yet?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

name , rank & serial number

with all things medical your date of birth is prized information, since we have most currently been dealing with David's medical issues his birth date is usually the first to come spilling from my mouth, followed by C's and then after a moment or two I can usually remember my own.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

medical update

David
-is still improving and is on track to start back to work next week-yay!
-still nothing specific could be explained you know the this was what was wrong with you which still leaves me unsettled but it's not something I can do anything about
Me
-still losing hair to beat the band *giant sigh* I did order some hair care stuff a friend recommended but with all the wacky weather around the nation it has not arrived yet fingers crossed it will be at my door step this afternoon..fingers also crossed that it works
-thinking about wig shopping because evidently weaves are hella expensive
-in a related note watch Chris Rock's Good Hair when you get the chance it's great
-my doctor visit was fine he is sending my to a dermatologist about the hair loss thing but that is not till next week
-he did find a lump in my breast that I get checked out tomorrow. No worries I am confident it will be like the last one totally normal fibrous lump. It did how get me thinking I need to be better about checking my breasts monthly as well as getting an regular mammogram now that I am old
-my insurance sucks can't wait to see what I wind up having to pay on this stuff

Monday, January 17, 2011

trending topics

clearly some of them make sense something in the news or in entertainment but 1/2 the time I think somebody is pulling all of our legs putting up a weird topic or person and then we all click on it because why on earth would that be trending thus causing it to trend....

Thursday, January 13, 2011

more medical advice from MIL

evidently when you pour a cup of coffee those little bubbles that foam up on the surface.....they cause cholesterol

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

happy to have dodged that bullet

we have a touch of snow around for the past day or so and as luck would have it David drove me into work this morning..only one of the cars is all wheel drive...while we were gone the neighbor had a mishap trying to get out and slid into our driveway exactly right where our car had been parked. Thankfully we didn't have that hassle to deal with!

Friday, January 7, 2011

from the can my life get weirder files

hair loss....not leg or underarm or that single weird hair I sometimes get on my forehead no no my hair on my head is falling out like leaving bald spots falling out WTF????? no seriously WTF?
and as I found myself saying no way would I pay $30 for a bottle of shampoo I had wonder what the cost of a wig would be 'cause I think they are super duper expensive and the $30 shampoo might be the way to go. I also have a doctor's appointment coming up but maybe I need to make a salon appointment to a hair stylist might have a better grasp on what is happening and how to stop it. I suppose that hair cut & color I have been putting off will have to wait although I prefer the idea of graying to balding at this point.

Monday, January 3, 2011

requisite new year's post

Happy 2011 I hope to hell it is better than 2010! The year was not all bad but there were some pretty low lows that hope & pray do not get repeated. I don't do resolutions but there are quite a few things about myself and my life I would like to change for the better so good luck to me on that!
I hope & pray for a good, happy and healthy year for my family & friends & those friends I have not met IRL. While our family is needing to cocoon, nest, recuperate & regroup I hope that we will be back to normal very soon.