Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Ha ha...can you tell how I've dropped a lot of days? I'm over Mondays and Wednesdays and weekends...those are boring. Tues, Thurs and Friday work for me. So onto today, Thursday, what I'm thankful for.
In no particular order
- My bff - Shes super cool and always has my back. Even through a lot of bologna we had in the past she was still there standing strong. I love you girl.
- Having a car that works - Considering where I work, if I didn't have a car, I would be royally screwed. I love you my little car.
- Corona - Yum. With lime of course.
- Perfect afternoons - the ones where you can sit outside without baking and the wind blows softly around you. Ahhhhhh
Join in - Lets hear what you are thankful for!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
#2 - Dumb baby names. - I don't think my kids names are dumb. At all. I did name them afterall. I do know that after I named Madison, 5 million other people did too. I did not follow a trend. I had a good reason for naming her that. You might be thinking great 'president' name. Which it could be. The real reason was - Splash. Yes, the movie. I loved that movie when I was a kid...I wanted to be a mermaid so badly! So, to me its not so bad, but people are always criticizing that name.
#9 - Cell phones for children - Madison has one. Not so she can call her girlfriends and chat about Hannah Montana or what outfit her barbie is wearing this week. She has it because I am cheap and its cheaper for her to be on my plan rather than me calling her dads phone.
#12 - High end child photographers - Yes, I take my own kids pictures, so I'm not paying out the kazoo for one. BUT, I fit the profile of posing them 'artistically' and in black and white. Guilty.
#14 - The Nintendo Wii - We have one. Got it for the girls for Christmas. Secretly though, I wanted to play it. Its great having kids as an excuse to buy things like this.
#15 - Childrens books - Definitely have more books than they read. Some have never been opened. Mostly because Nicky for example has his favorites. He will pitch a fit if he doesn't get to read the ones we have read 5 billion times. My laziness succumbs to reading that same book rather than dealing.
#16 - Wine - Yes I like wine. I really am not a wino, despite what Toby will tell you. I did have 5 bottles open in the fridge at one time though. I was having my own personal wine tasting session.
#26 - Baby Einstein - I didn't buy these because I thought he would become some genius. I really just wanted to let the good o'l tv babysit him for a few minutes here and there when I was doing my school work. It did the trick too.
#27 - Britax Carseats - We have two. I cave to peer pressure WAY to easily. It is a great carseat though, holds up to 80lbs in a 5pt harness. Although I'm sure that if Nicky is still under 80lbs (highly unlikely) by the time he is 8, he will have ripped me a new one for making him sit in a carseat at that age.
#29 - Webkinz - Both girls have these. I did not buy them. I think they are ridiculous.
So I'm not the best parent ever...but I'm pretty darn close!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
I'm am girl crushing on professor. I think I've told her that about a million and eleventy times, but its so true. She is super funny, I am positive you won't be able to stop reading after you start! I've become like a crack addict, I can't stay away, I visit her blog multiple times daily...just ask her!
If you ever come to the San Francisco area, let me know! We can have coffee...or BRUNCH! Don't worry, I'm very casual, jeans and a tshirt is good for me. I dont wear crocs either. I don't eat bacon so you can have mine *wink*.
Not sure what she looks like, so I can't give you a description, but in my head...she's approx 5'2, 115lbs, brown (or black) hair and blue eyes. I have NO idea why I imagine this, but various things she said led me to believe this. Shes got a fraking hilarious son...I can only hope my kids turn out that funny! She is WAY smarter than me, and writes amazingly. But like she said and I agree, we have a lot of similarities. The only big diff is the careers/education we have...shes a school teacher/future rockstar writer and I work at a limo company :( and studied Law Enforcement. Who knew teachers could be so funny and real, I always imagined them living at the school day and night...boy was I wrong!
Go check her out!!! You won't regret it!
In no particular order
- Toby - words can not express what he means to me and how he treats me. I didn't know love could be like this. I've only seen it in movies, and after all the past relationships *rolls eyes* I thought I was destined for losers. Not this guy, he treats us all so well. I couldn't ask for anything more.
- Tolls - Not the tolls in general. Who wants to pay to drive on a bridge? Not I. What I mean is they don't have that bucket system where you drive by and throw the coins into it. Usually missing, cursing and scavenging for more money. Believe it or not they have actual people in the stands! I can't call my phone service for the life of me and get a live or competent person...but they stock our tolls with them! Yeah for that! *I'm sure it has to do with the fact that the toll is $4 and would be awfully hard to throw dollars in the wind. Which isn't so great that its so high, but I am still thankful for real live people.*
- Our beautiful children - They have their moments. Just ask the lady last week at the grocery store watching me try to convince (more like bribe) Nicky that it was in his best interest to sit down in the cart rather than jump out. *He's a moose despite his age...not all the straps fit, no need to alert CPS.* All in all they are spectacular kids...I'd go through all the crap in the past to have the same kids we have now!
- Bras - Need I explain?
I decided about 2 years ago that I was going to learn Spanish. Considering where I lived, I thought that it would be a great asset to me as well. We were pretty much the only 'gringos' in my neighborhood. I'm not even kidding. Gave myself a year. A year is pretty decent to at least start. Didn't think it was that bad, I mean, if my one year old son at the time could speak more Spanish than English, I certainly could.
Never happened. So, I'm kicking this into gear now. I have a long commute to work, so I bought some audio cd's to listen to.
Todays lesson - the alphabet. I did take 3 years of Spanish between middle school and High School...I should know some of it. It was fairly easy and the woman speaking made it tolerable and I picked up a few things I didn't know or remember.
Who knows maybe in a couple of months I will be able to write one whole post in Spanish. I'm not guaranteeing it will be long, maybe only a few sentences, but that will be my short term goal.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Maddie: So, whats it look like? What kind of bed are we going to have?
Me: Its purple, the color is called Beauty Pageant...and you will have a bunkbed.
Maddie: Oh cool, who gets the top?
Me: Well, I know you like the top and Gwen just so happens to like the bottom, so it all works out.
Maddie: Yeah mom. I have to have the top.
Me: Ooookkkk...no problem, but why are you so insistent?
Maddie: Well, in case someone breaks into the house...and they go into our room, I can hide on the top because I'm so small...and they will just see Gwen.
Me: *trying my best not to laugh* Thats not nice Maddie...what about Gwen?????
Maddie: She's bigger and older than me, she's lived longer than me. Its only fair that if there was a choice they take her over me. I need more years to see the world.
Me: *Desperately trying not to let her hear me laugh* Well thats not nice, you shouldn't think like that!
She says things all the time that really surprise me...I'm sure Candace remembers better than me since I normally tell her. UGH...I can't think but I know there are good ones out there. I'll post them if I remember. Funny girl.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
*Join in - Get your work done and take pictures of the progress! Maybe you are going to clean that room that you've been meaning to get to for months or maybe something like taking care of that pile of dishes in the sink...no task is too small! Take a before and after pic and post it on your blog.
This guy calls to bitch about his pick up. This isn't unusual for him though, he makes a complaint almost every single time he travels. He tells the guy that he booked the car for 05:30, it is currently 05:25. The dispatcher he speaks to tells him that we have the car scheduled for 05:45, but he's only a few minutes out, so he should be there by 05:30 anyways. Chauffeur arrives at 05:31. This dickwad tells him, I know for a fact that I booked it for 05:30, I am absolutely positive that I booked it for that time...so much that I will pay 3 times the normal amount if I am wrong.
I listen to the tape. Guess what time he said? 05:45. So, now do I have the right to charge him 3 times the amount??? I freaking wish. We would be able to recoup all the past money I gave away to him to shut him up when he kept freaking out about this or that.
This was just one idiot I had to deal with today.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Tuesday - Fajitas
Wednesday - Leftover Fajitas (gah, I eat left overs too often, you will see a trend)
Thursday - Fish (not sure what kind yet), rice and broccoli
Friday - Tri tip, mash potato and peas
Saturday - Rachael Ray pasta (don't know which one yet)
Sunday - Probably leftovers
*Tuesday - Get your work done and take pictures of the progress! Maybe you are going to clean that room that you've been meaning to get to for months or maybe something like taking care of that pile of dishes in the sink...no task is too small! Take a before and after pic and post it here. Check out this blog, there are a lot more to check out!
* Thursday - Lets hear what you are thankful for, I know I have many! Thanks for the idea Tib.
*Friday - Weekly photo challenge. Each week I will post what the challenge is for the next week. The photo can come from anywhere, I will be taking mine personally, but you don't have to! Since I haven't done one this week, I will post my topic now, so there is something for this Friday....the topic is....happy. Interpret this however you like!
* Saturday or Sunday -List seven things going on this week.
So thats it folks. Let see how long this will hold my attention.