May 26, 2006

go me

Go Me...

It's my Birthday...

We're gonna PARTY Like

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Watch out!! Cause we are about to get our PAR-TAY on!!

We're letting our hair down, getting all dolled up, and painting the town RED!

And all my favorite people are going out of their way to be there.
Thanks guys! Love ya! *MWAH*

We're all excited. We've been sending emails back and forth like we used to pass notes in school. Heehee! (What are you gonna wear? Will so and so be there? Think we'll see any cute boys?)

You're only as strong as....

The tables you dance on

The drinks you mix

And the friends you roll with.

May 19, 2006

i heart tivo

Have I told you about Tivo?

Oh man. Tivo is my new best friend. In a "sneak-out-of-class-and-go-smoke-cigarettes-in-the-courtyard" kind of way. I mean, it's lots of fun but probably not that good for you. I'm not sure exactly what DH was thinking when he brought this little man into our home. Surely he could have predicted that I would soon be having a love affair with our new houseguest. I mean, all the signs were there. My addictive personality, my willingness to watch whatever reality crap they put on the airwaves..... So really, it was only a matter of time.

The problem with Tivo is that not only are we watching the shows we always watched, we are now watching tons of shows we would never have watched before. Hey- just Tivo it! We can watch it later.

One big issue with the Tivo is that it makes you pick your favorite child. I have to prioritize which shows will record over others if there is a conflict. Which, if you enjoy any show being aired on ABC or CBS, you will discover creates conflicts quite often. Or sometimes, like tonight, the President is on and screws up the whole lineup. Which forces me to have to pay attention. Heaven forbid.

And heaven forbid we watch a show live anymore. I'd rather watch it a bit later so I can zoom through the commercials. Commercials are for sissies! Only losers have to be subjected to them! (See, Tivo is making me jaded.) We have even made up our own Tivo language for it. Cause heaven forbid we forget and watch 2.76 nanoseconds of a commercial - "Hey! Bloop it! You are going to lose your remote priviledges!"

Right now I have a week's worth of reality tv finales, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, and as many edited 'TBS lite' episodes of Sex and the City as the remaining space will hold. And somewhere in there are some cartoons for the kids and some sci-fi stuff for DH. (After all, he bought it... we have to let him record the occasional Stargate episode here and there...)

May 17, 2006

new swear of the week

Heard today from DD (spoken in total disgust):

"Well, that's a bunch of hoo-ha-hooey."

May 13, 2006


There is just so much random bad stuff going on right now, that I just have to stop every now and then and take the time to be thankful for all the good stuff. I have so much and I know it. I'm lucky. Happiness, love, friends, family, health - these are all things with which I have been blessed. It is amazing really that no matter how much I screw things up or let things go that these things always remain constant for me.

Mother's Day was great. My family was kind enough to stretch it into a weekend - they pampered me the whole time. I slept late, got breakfast in bed, and sat by and watched while DH and the kiddos cleaned up the house. What more could I ask for? I got a gift certificate for a spa day, which I can't wait to use. Perhaps I will schedule it around my haircut, which is the week of my birthday. I can start the new year (or should I say decade?) off right - looking good and feeling relaxed.

I am still settling in to my new schedule. DH is going all out of his way to help. He has really been going the extra mile. He spoils me in those simple every day kind of ways (like doing the dishes...). Again, I'm lucky, and I know it.

May 12, 2006

happy mother's day??

what a blessing to be able to see siblings come together and do something nice for mom.....


(You can also watch this here....)

May 8, 2006

a case of the mondays

I am so tired. It seems I actually have to work for a living these days. LOL! Everything went well and I think it's going to work out great. In the meantime it will take me some time to get adjusted to the new schedule. I am going to have to really fight the insomnia so that I am not so groggy in the afternoon. That's the thing- I can wake up and be fine in the morning, but once the coffee wears off the afternoon slump sets in. Fortunately enough for me today it seemed that everyone was having a "case of the Mondays" (insert air quotes here, Office Space fans). I'm thinking that for the first couple weeks I will just have to keep the caffeine going intravenously. I was highly amused to find that my new desk had a coffee maker on it. It's like they knew me or something. So to whomever left it behind - thanks! I'm sure it will get much use from me. But seriously, how fast are you running out of a place if you leave behind your coffee pot? I'm hoping it's not a bad sign!

May 3, 2006

go have a laugh

Ok. You need to go visit Empress and laugh your @ss off!!

No seriously! Right now!

I had tears streaming down my face!

Clear 6 minutes, crank the sound, and get your laugh on........

Link to Empress

May 2, 2006

permission slip ups

I feel like I have hit the jackpot this year.

We have finally landed a teacher who understands what a mother who procrastinates is all about, and knows how to handle it.

She is the best. No, really. She. Is. The. Best!

After sending my DD to school today with a stack of paperwork that needed to be returned at about o'two-weeks-ago thirty, I had a sinking feeling that I should just call and see what else I had missed. Turns out that she can still go on the field trip, but I will need to send in the ten dollars. And grandma can still come to Grandparents' Day, as long as she brings her own lunch. Speaking of lunch, if DD plans to eat again soon, I should probably go ahead and send in the lunch money check. Also, it would be just fabulous if I could send in her homework folder. And the replacement homework folder that we also seem to be holding hostage.

Mmm hmm.

All with a straight face.

Cause if I had to deal with parents like me, I would strangle them.

Of course, this is the same teacher who held a conference appointment open for me (cause I never returned the form) and called to let me know when it was, AND called to confirm when she never heard back from me about it. Twice. Until she finally spoke with me directly.

Saint, I tell ya.

For her sake, I wish I could just sign a blanket form at the beginning of the year just giving my permission. For whatever.

"Dear School,
DD has my permission to participate. Period. Please send me a monthly statement telling me how much, and when to pick her up."

And heaven help them... next year they'll both be going to school there.

That is, if I ever turn in the paperwork to register her.

May 1, 2006

what. evah.

This weekend DH and I were out and HE got carded.
I didn't.


what. evah.

(I'm old.)