Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Settin' the place on FIRE!

It's a guarantee that when my girlfriends and I all get together, we have a good time. We've got story after story, and those stories have led us to nicknames and many inside jokes.

This past Friday, my mom & I hosted our annual cookie exchange and the usual gang of girlfriends came over.

My BFF, Melissa, came in bearing gift bags and asked us to open our special gifts. We knew it was something she made, but you could have never prepared me for what I was about to pull out....

She made us each a pair of slippers.....pad slippers. Pad as in Maxi-pad. They were custom to each of us. For instance, mine said "Snarky".

We howled with laughter, and didn't pay much attention to the candle on the table and the over abundance of tissue paper. Look closely in this next photo .... you'll see the glow of the flame and some tissue which appears to be much too close.

This is the photo I caption: DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!!!

Yes, the tissue caught on fire.

And yes, the flames were probably a good 12 inches high.

And yes, it burned straight thru the tablecloth.

And while we're at it, yes, flaming tissue came at me and singed my shirt AND my hair.

No joke. I have some evidence:

After we extinguished the flames and calmed ourselves down, we went on to have a fabulous night.

I really couldn't ask for a better group of friends. I love you gals.

Merry Christmas to each of you!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

1 week til the big man cometh down the chimney

It's hard to believe in just a week, families will be gathering and children will be placing out cookies & milk and waiting in anticipation for Santa.

The holiday season never slows it's pace, and before we can blink it's time to pull down all the twinkle bulbs, pack away all the sentimental keepsake ornaments and chalk it up as another year gone.

I look forward to Christmas immensely. I always have, but I do so even more being a parent. Yet, I think about how close the holiday is, and already feel the little nag of depression that it's all going to be over with much too quickly.

This year I started everything just a little bit earlier; the shopping, the wrapping, watching the holiday movies... Yet, I still feel like I haven't gotten to truly enjoy it. I don't understand why. We've sat around in our jammies, by the tree, watching movies or playing a holiday Wii game. I've sat with the kids and colored in their Christmas coloring books. We've gone out to look at Christmas lights. We've read a few Christmas stories. We've baked a gazillion cookies. We've donated to the local food pantry, and attended the town tree lighting ceremony. We've visited Santa, sang along to Christmas carols, and helped out a family in need.

And that's not all. There is still plenty of festiveness to be had. Our cookie exchange, the holiday light show/Santa visit on our block, getting together with family, my holiday work luncheon, and a girl's night holiday dinner.

I'm truly blessed with what we've been able to do. Able to enjoy. Able to give. I just wish it was more....

Thursday, December 03, 2009

New Site

Where I work, I'm always hearing stories of crazy tips the employees receive from customers around the holidays.

I've always joked & said I was going to compile it into a book. Well, I don't know the first thing about having a book published, so instead, the idea went the virtual route instead.

And so a new website was born!!!

Be sure to check it out, and share your story if you have one! Pass the word along! Can't wait to see what sort of crazy tips are occurring outside of my place of business!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

People of .... Or should it be Creatures of

Have you been turned on to this little gem of the online world? It's People of Walmart.com and it's worth taking a look at it. Trust me.

Now I shop at Walmart with a whole new attitude - with my eyes peeled and cell phone ready. Sadly I can't say I've witnessed anything website worthy. Yet. But I know the time is coming.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's been so long, I forgot my password to sign in

At the rate I'm going, I really don't know if I'll ever get my blogging mojo back. There have been several times I thought "I should blog about this!" or said to myself "That is total blogging material". Can I remember any of those things now? Ha. Not a single one.

So, I think I may just recap what's been going on with a bullet post. I know, I know. Lame.

  • We got rid of an employee at work. He blamed me for his being let go & had some pretty rude things to say to my boss. The week after his last day, I bumped into him at the mall. Can you say awkward?
  • Mom & I threw my dad a surprise 60th birthday party at the beginning of the month. His birthday isn't until next week, so he didn't expect it at all. It was really nice. I've realized that I LOVE planning parties, but I become pretty high strung because everything must be. JUST. RIGHT.
  • The holiday season is here, and once again, life is busy. Shopping and decorating and wrapping and planning get togethers. Not to mention dad's birthday & my son's birthday as well.
  • First up, however, is Thanksgiving. I can't wait to stuff myself silly with turkey & all the trimmings. I've got Black Friday off work too, so I'm very much looking forward to a short work week and 4 day weekend.
  • Other than that, I'm looking forward to the holidays, traditions & spending time with those who mean the most to me.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Things Kids Say

The other evening (coincidentally, on our way to Red Lobster for dinner the other night), we stop for gas and when we pull up we see that there's a police car and the officer is arresting someone.

Now, it's not everyday you get to see someone cuffed and shoved into the back of a squad car.

My daughter pipes up from the back seat in a sing-song voice "Someone's getting arrested"....

There's a pause and next thing I know, she's singing:

"Bad boy, bad boy, whatcha gonna do.....whatcha gonna do when they come for you...."

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Things Kids Say

While out eating at Red Lobster the other night, the waitress was very attentive and great with the kids. She took them over to the lobster tank, scooped one out and let the kids "pet" it. Afterwards, she herded them over to the restrooms so they could go in and wash their hands.

I went in to the ladies to help my daughter, and when we came out, my son was already done and speaking to our waitress and a woman dressed up (I'm assuming she was upper management/owner).

I heard him say "You know...the thing you don't sit on". I'm wondering what on Earth he's even babbling about.

The waitress then explained that he came out and said
"Excuse me, but you might want to know that your bathtub is leaking"

We all had a good laugh and let him know that it's called a urinal.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Zhu Zhu What?!?

Have you heard the new latest rage?

My kids nearly had a heart attack in Toys R Us when they spotted this:

I take the box from them and I'm sure there were about a gazillion confusion wrinkles across my forehead as I tried to comprehend just what I was looking at and why they were so fascinated with it.

They then tell me all about the Zhu Zhu Pets and how they want them! And how they must have them! And OH. MY. GOD!

Just then another woman passes by with her children and her eyes bug out of her head and she says "Where'd you find the Zhu Zhu pets?!?"

It was then that I also noticed the 'hamster not included' label, and the fact that the places on the shelves where the hamsters should have been - nice and EMPTY.

It's this point that I realize - great. It's going to be Tickle Me Elmo and 1997 all over again.

I have been lucky enough to find several of the playsets and 4 different hamsters. They are hidden away in my closet and won't make an appearance until Christmas morning. The things we do in order to help Santa.....

So, a word to the wise .... start asking your kids now what they want for Christmas, and if these suckers are on their list .... keep your eyes peeled even if you don't intend to start your Christmas shopping for another 2 months.

Just sayin'

Monday, September 14, 2009

Evil Sleep-Stealing, Snot Drying Drug

I've been having an issue with a gland under my chin that likes to swell and become painful. It has been an issue twice now, in a 3 month period.

This last time I also ended up with some other issues going on when I went back in for my follow-up appointment. When my doctor looked in my throat, I was told it appeared "yucky" and that I had "schmutz" on my tonsils as well. The worst strep-swab ever later, and I was on my way with yet another round of antibiotic and a suggestion to try Claritin-D to help dry up/ease the congestion troubles.

No problem!! I picked some up and signed my life away (is the government spying on me to see how often I'm buying some sort of cold/allergy/booger drying up drug? Really - it's for my nose! I'm not using it for some sort of concoction in a meth lab!!!). About 5 days in, I realize on my 5th trip to take a pee during the night, that this is odd - I haven't gotten up this much during the night since I was pregnant.

About 6 days in, I think, "Wow, I have really been having a lot of dreams lately! ALL night long!"

7 days in, and I'm questioning what the hell is making me wake up every 1-2 hours during the night, pee just as often and continue to have bizarre dreams, all night long, despite being woke up so frequently.

On day 9, I finally decide to research a bit on the net. I read about this and that side-effect, and insomnia, restless sleep, frequent urination. Nothing about the dreams, however. At this moment, I also realize that I hadn't take my pills yet for the day, so I go downstairs to do that (at this point I was still taking my antibiotic as well).

That night was the worst of all. I got maybe 2 hours of sleep - which was not consecutive. But the strangest part - each morning - even after waking so often and sleeping so restlessly - I wouldn't feel super sluggish or tired. At least nothing out of the ordinary. That would hit me later on in the evening, which I would consider to be a normal thing.

I made the decision at 3am, while I was wide awake playing Bejeweled on Facebook, that I would not be taking that drug again.

On day 1 of NO evil-sleep-stealing drug, I slept the night thru until sometime around 5am. It was like graduating from infanthood! But on day 2 of NO evil-sleep-stealing drug.....it was like I hadn't slept in a month! I went to bed, and barely remember putting my head onto the pillow and adjusting myself into a comfortable position. I was abruptly woken up at 7:15am, feeling disorientated as I was deep in REM sleep.

Mike happened to mentioned to me that I was "flopping around" all night, and I apologized and told him I was out cold. His reply was, "Yeah, I know. You whacked me twice. And then when I picked up your arm and dropped it down it went..." and then he proceeded to show me how my arm just fell - dead weight and all - to the mattress. I have absolutely no recollection of any of this. I must have been more sleep deprived than I thought!!

So much for keeping my snot closet clear....but at least I'll be well rested!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Loser with a Capital "L"

You know you're pretty low on society's totem pole when you need to steal from a garage sale.

Just sayin' if you can't cough up the 50 cents to pay for the item you just stuffed into the pocket of your riff-rafferific ghetto pants; then perhaps you shouldn't have even gotten into the car and left home (save the gas money, feed your family!).

I know garage sales don't accept wic or food stamps or the like - but seriously - we ain't made of money either and we're not sitting out there for our health.

Let me actually CATCH YOU in the act next time.....you'll be strung up with our festive multi-colored banner flags (you know, tacky like the car dealerships) until the fancy car with the swirly blue lights and a siren comes to haul your ass away.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Can't Get Enough

I started the Twilight series back in January, after I got the first two books as a Christmas gift.

I LOVED the first book, but New Moon was a bit slow for me. I finished, and still enjoyed the book, however, I found myself missing Edward too much to really enjoy it.

After I finished them, I was at a standstill. Eclipse was not out in paperback yet, and I am not much of a fan of hardcover. I mean, I'll read them, but if I'm going to actually purchase the book, then I want it to be just what I like. So I waited until August when it was released in paperback.

In the meantime, my mom found me Breaking Dawn in hardcover, and it killed me to not be able to touch that book for so long. She found it as a resale store (shocking!) and paid a whopping $1 for it. Beggars can't be choosers for that kind of money.

As soon as it arrived in the mail, I jumped right in. I found myself liking the book as much as the first, and was excited to keep reading. As soon as I whipped through Eclipse, I started right in on Breaking Dawn (man, reading that book is a workout! Over 700 pages AND hardcover? LOL!).

This book BLOWS THE REST AWAY. I am finding myself turning the pages and eating the words as quickly as I can. More, more, more! I've only got about 200 pages to go, and I'm already sad. Whatever will I do without Edward and Bella?

Thankfully November 20th isn't THAT far off, because then I'll get a taste of New Moon, the movie (which, IMO, I think I'll enjoy better than the book). All I can say, however, is that Breaking Dawn, when it finally hits the big screen (at this rate, you know, in 2011. *sigh*), it is going to TOTALLY RAWK.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The post in which I'm not sure how to title

I just spent some time reading my blog, and stopped at the posts from this spring when my husband lost his job.

I'm not sure I've truly recovered from that. I realize he was only unemployed a month. He's back in the work force and I should be thankful. I am. I'm thankful and grateful that we both have jobs. And while we need to watch money, we're okay.

However, it just feels like I lost something then that I haven't gotten back. I have no idea what that might be. And most days I don't feel like there's anything 'wrong' with me either.

But I'm afraid there is. Things I once loved? I'm not finding myself doing them anymore.

Blogging? Pretty much out the window.
Photography? I've touched my SLR once in the last several months.

I've been tired, I've been moody and I've put on weight.

So how can one still believe her brain is normal when there are so many signs saying it's not?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I'm a terrible blogger

Here I am again. Popping in to tell you all how much I suck.

Blogging has been the last thing on mind. At the time of my last post, we were getting ready to go vacationing on the East Coast. My last day of work proved to be, quite possibly, the WORST. DAY. OF. MY. LIFE. EVER.

It was a nightmare, and I didn't leave work til nearly midnight on that Friday. By the time I managed to tell my brain to shut the hell up, and fall asleep, it was nearly 2am. And did I mention that were going to be leaving at 4am?

But it all worked out, and the vacation was wonderful. We visited New York City (Times Square, Central Park, 5th Avenue), gambled and spent the night at the Mohegan sun Casino, and went to Cape Cod (Provincetown, Mass, to be exact). We spent time with family, relaxed, laughed, and enjoyed ourselves.

Before we knew it, it was back to reality and time to return to work.

I'm now dealing with what appears to be another infection in the gland under my chin. This is the same thing I dealt with in May, that warranted an immediate trip over to the hospital to have a CT scan done (one of the scariest days of my life). I'm on antibiotics again and see my doctor in 2 weeks.

Other than that, it's almost back-to-school time here. I'll be sending my youngest, my baby, my little girl, off to kindergarten and my son to 2nd grade. I can't believe how quickly they are growing. But I am so proud and can't wait to see what new things they learn in school.

So, yes, it's a cheesey, quick update post. And until I can get my blogging mojo back, my posting probably will continue to be sporadic.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Moose Knuckles & Ice Cream

So it's no surprise that I'm a HUGE NKOTB fan and that I've seen them 4 times since last October. It's also no surprise that I love taking pictures, and what better things to take pictures of then those 5 Bad Brothers from the Beantown Land?

The last concert I went to was at the end of June. I took a whole load of photos, but never did get around to uploading them or viewing them all on the computer. Sure, I reviewed them on the camera itself, but we're taking a 2x2 screen here....

Imagine my suprise when I come across the money shot. So I did what any other blogger/Twitter whore would do .... I twitpic'd it.

And my fellow Blockheads took to that photo like flies to a fresh pile of ... yeah, they REALLY liked it. It was RT'd (retweeted for those of you born yesterday not familiar with Twitter) countless times and the views continued to increase.

Imagine my surprise when I was reviewing my @replies and came across one from JON OF NKOTB!!! While my heart nearly exploded right out of my chest, I attempted to read the HUNDREDS of @replies that were coming in at an alarming rate.

The views on that photo skyrocketed and it's still cruising through cyberspace. It's currently on it's way to almost 20,000 views.

What was this photo you ask? I will simply say MOOSE KNUCKLE.

Fast forward to this week, while I'm driving home from work, having a phone conversation with my BFF. She explains that she was getting caught up on Twitter and had no clue what the heck I was talking about in regards to the Moose Knuckle. She said she thought maybe it was a new flavor ice cream.

And while I'm laughing at her, I tell her, "Yeah, you can find it right next to the Padussy flavor...."

Monday, July 20, 2009

More than halfway

I'm just over halfway done with my 52 Things list.

I'm lacking severely in the number of bottles of water I've consumed as well as how many books I've read for the year. And there's a couple things on the list that I know I likely won't be able to complete (get a new tattoo) and one thing that I think I will take off the list (attend BlogHer conference) and replace with something else (?).

As for right now, summer is just speeding along. We'll be going on vacation next month - traveling to visit family in CT and then day trips to NYC, RI and MA. Very much looking forward to it!!!

Maybe once I return, I'll have found my - still missing - blogging mojo.

Monday, July 06, 2009

And we're officially in the 2nd half of '09

June is over, we've celebrated another 4th of July and the summer is whipping by faster than I'd like.

I know I have been quiet, and that I haven't been stopping by to comment on your blogs either. I apologize. For awhile I just didn't have much to say; my mood was sour and I just felt like I was in a rather dark place. Once things started to turn around, I just didn't know what to say.

Now we're in the heart of summer and we're busy playing outside, going on road trips, indulging in sprinkle coated ice cream cones and hanging out with neighbors for our weekly music in the park event.

The week I was off work was busy toting the boy child to birthday parties, throwing birthday parties for the girl child and other errands and activities. Even though the week was incredibly busy, I loved every minute of it. And that Monday I returned to work, I dreaded more than anything.

It was one time that I thought to myself that I could really stand to never work another day in my life. Thankfully I got through the work week, and we had quite a bit of family time for the 4th of July. I didn't dread work nearly as much today.

One thing is for sure, however, and that would be that the next week off can't come soon enough. We'll be heading to Connecticut next month, and are planning a day trip (possibly overnight) to New York City. I have no idea about the city, how to get around, where to stay, just how far apart the Statue of Liberty and Times Square are (can we walk?) and all that.

So if you've got any advice, I'd love to hear it. We'll be traveling WITH the kids, so obviously where to stay, what to see and how to get around depends greatly on them as well. The 2 musts we have are seeing Lady Liberty as well as Times Square. Any suggestions? Recommendations?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I'm alive!

Sheesh. It's been awhile and for that I apologize. I just haven't had much to say. I've just sort of been trucking along these past few weeks, keeping busy with work, the kids, planning birthday parties and watching the calendar fill up for this summer.

The kids are officially on summer vacation. Today is their first day. How wonderful it was to not hear an alarm at 6:15 this morning (wait - I *did* hear the alarm because a certain someone did not disable it and then stumbled around the room to find the cell phone that was still hidden in some article of clothing, in a pile on the bedroom floor (and that's a whole other post in and of itself!).


Last Friday I took the kids to see UP. I didn't tell them where we were going; just to get in the car and they'd see. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I earned some points with them that day. They were well behaved during the movie, and we all really enjoyed it. Now I look forward to taking them to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in September. And - I had no idea they were making another one - Toy Story 3 will coming out next June!!! I felt like a kid in a candy store during the previews alone. I love Disney.

So, I just wanted to pop in and give a quick update. I'm on vacation starting this weekend (technically it's a "stay-cation" because we're not going anywhere), but it's going to feel a whole lot like work because the week is just about jam-packed with things to do; parties to attend (2), parties to host (2), new baby to visit, and a concert to attend, just to name a few. Plus, Mike is working, so I'll be doing alot of this on my own (all aside from the parties to host, he will be home for that). Busy times!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Don't fret, I haven't jumped yet

Yes it has been awhile since I posted. There wasn't much I had to say. And there wasn't much desire to say or do much of anything (and as I type this, I'm listening to a commercial for cymbalta on TV).

Thankfully, I have good news. Mike got an offer from 1 of the 3 jobs that he landed second interviews with all in the same week.

It came right at the same time the rejection letter from unemployment came.

The same day that as I drove home from work, I contemplated driving my car into a telephone pole.

Let's just say I had a guardian angel, and I couldn't feel more thankful and blessed.

The last time we went through unemployment, it lasted 6 months. This time? 4 weeks.

Yes, I'm thanking my lucky stars.

I have never been more frightened in my life. And I have never felt so much like I wanted life to end.

So, he's already gone through orientation and will be starting training tomorrow. It'll be an adjustment for all of us, not just because he's been home the last month, but also because he'll likely be away from us more.

It may take me some more time to get completely back into the swing of things... Don't get me wrong, I'm feeling a heck of a lot better, but I'm still not entirely "back". Thanks for being patient with me...

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Nothin' like kickin' ya while you're down

It's not like there hasn't been enough going on in my life. I'm barely grasping my sanity, my patience is tried on a daily basis and there are times I feel like exploding into a ball of rage.

Tuesday I noticed the underside of my chin was sore. Extremely tender and as I felt around, I noticed a lump. This has happened in the past, and it has resolved itself. This time it's a little more painful, and the lump is bigger. I ignored it as best as I could (which ain't sayin' much) for two days until Friday when I decided to call my doctor.

So, off I go to the doctor, where I explain what's going on, she checks me over and seems puzzled that this lump is not accompanied by any other sickness/symptoms. Then she whips out a little tape measure to actually get a measurement on said lump.

At this point, I'm starting to freak out a little.

She tells me that she's pretty certain it's an infection, but that she wants to send me for a CT scan. Right away. This is the point where the tears fill my eyes and she asks if I'm okay. Then the tears spill over and she says "You've been reading awful things on the internet, haven't you?" and I nod.

She says again that she is doubtful it's anything other than just an infection, but to go ahead and get this checked out, to be on the safe side.

I'm sent off to the waiting room with a script for an antibiotic, while they call my insurance to get it all approved and off I go to the hospital. I sit in the car a moment before I start to leave, and I call my husband to tell him what's going on. And I cry. And I get angry. And then I realize I need to concentrate on the road because even though the hospital is just 2 blocks over, I don't exactly want to end up there in a body bag.

I get there, and lucky for me, I find where I'm supposed to be on the first try. I get through registration, make my way through the maze of hallways back to where radiology is and then I wait.

And I try to keep my shit together because there's other people in the waiting room. But on the inside I'm FREAKING THE FUCK OUT. This is not something you exactly want to do on your own. I wished that I had someone - ANYONE - with me right then, if nothing but to just hold my hand while I waited.

I had no idea what to expect from this test - so imagine my surprise when I found out they'd be injecting me with iodine. The woman that did the scan was wonderful, and she explained everything and told me about how I'd feel a warm sensation throughout my whole body once she injected me, and that I'd probably have an icky taste in my mouth. It didn't take long, and other than the warmth and feeling like I peed my pants (the warm sensation doesn't miss ANY body part) and then the weird spinning I felt (I'm not even sure I can explain it - it wasn't the type of spinning that makes you queasy -- this was crazy spinning as if I was out of control and losing consciousness, but even that didn't feel the same like when you're about to pass out ... really it was just weird).

After the scan was done, she told me that since the doctor ordered it "stat", she wanted me to wait there for the results. This freaked me out even more.

And so I sat. For probably 40 minutes. When the woman came out, she took me aside and said she spoke to the doctor on call at my practice (not my regular doctor) and he said the results were normal and I could head on home and follow up with my doctor if I needed to.

I was relieved and immediately exhausted. It took so much out of me mentally & physically, it wasn't even funny.

I'm on the antibiotic now (taken 3 doses) and am waiting (not so patiently) for it to start working. The lump is still there, and it's still painful. I will follow up with my doctor on Monday, and hopefully by then it will have started to go away.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Mark of the Devil - Off my blog!

I logged into blogger to leave a comment elsewhere, and when I happened into my dashboard, I noticed the number of posts for this lil ol' blog....

It's 3 digits long, all the same numeral, that generally means bad things ....

So - this post is just so that the bad luck mark is gone, and that I'll have 667 posts!

Call me superstitious, but I'm not taking any chances. I've got enough bad luck going on in my life right now!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Therapy, Scouts & Parking Attendants

It's no surprise that I have not been in a normal state of mind lately. I'm struggling with my moods and often find myself in such a funk that I don't care to do anything.

Last week, my BFF calls me (I think she's making sure I'm not slitting my wrists or eating an entire bottle of pills) and we chat and next thing I know she's talking about kidnapping me that weekend.

She arrived at 9am Saturday morning and whisked me away to Galena, IL. It's about a 2 hour drive - and at one point I considered jumping out of the moving vehicle while she pressed on and made me reach so far into my brain that I thought I'd get lost in there.

I survived the car ride and we arrived in Galena ready to enjoy our girl's only weekend. Imagine our surprise when our first sight upon entering the town are poncho-clad boy scouts! And HUNDREDS of them. While she tried to run them all over find a parking spot, she commented on her knack of having the best timing.

We finally find a lot that's open with a sign that reads "All Day Parking". We wonder if we need to pay (most parking in Galena is free), and then realize we don't see any attendant anywhere. In the meantime another car pulls up, and we graciously let them get out first so we could follow their lead.

Just then, a pimply faced, rather large just-outta-high-school boy saunters over and sticks out his fat hand for his pay out. The occupants in the other car are conversing with him; telling him that he should at least turn the sign around to let everyone know that it costs $10 to park there prior to pulling in.

His comment?

"Well, then no one will come park here."

Seriously. He also had the audacity to say "You have the option to leave."

Listen here Hefty-Boy. I also have the option of punching you in the face.

I'm certain I saw him later in the chocolate shop buying his weight in fudge with a fistful of $10 bills.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ups and Downs

There are decent days, there are bad days and there are days where I can't imagine making it thru the entire day.

I am bouncing around with emotions - from complete hatred, to disgust, to fear, to sympathy, to complete exhaustion.

Prior to the job loss event, I had plans to go out with friends to Dave & Buster's on Friday night to celebrate my birthday and another friend's. I still planned on going out, and hoped I'd be able to enjoy myself and not bring anyone down with my mood.

I got there and walked in to the table set with party decor; tablecloth and confetti, birthday balloons and a gorgeous cake.

There were presents galore, and best of all....friends. We enjoyed a meal together, laughed (alot!), and then hit the games for a bit of fun.

I've got wonderful friends, not only for remembering and celebrating my birthday with me, but for caring about me. Thank you so much: Kathy, April, Nicole, Jace, Tina and Caroline; for a night full of smiles, laughter and memories.

And a big thank you to my BFF, Melissa, for harrassing me by phone to check up on me, and not giving in to my bullshit, and for going the extra mile just to show you care.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

When Life Just Really Sucks

I probably won't be posting much. I haven't had much to say as it is.

My husband lost his job today.

With my recent reduction in pay and hours, I don't know how we will survive.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I've Got Nothin'

I cannot think of an entire thing to write about these days. You'd think the fact that my 29th birthday was this weekend and my husband didn't even get me a card would be enough to warrant some sort of post.

Or that I almost wasn't allowed into the casino boat when my BFF and I went for my birthday.

Or the Adventures of the Ho-Mobile.

But, really ... I got nothin'!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Boob-A-Thon (Round 5)

Just a couple more entries - I haven't been pimpin the Boob-A-Thon as much as I had been in the past.

My excuse?

Five totally hot men that have stolen my attention. There will be a giddy post coming soon all about that. I know you just can't wait for it.

Anywho....here are this week's boobs!



I'm going to keep the Boob-A-Thon open a bit longer, so if you haven't already participated, please consider joining in!

You can email your submission to snarkysarah AT gmail DOT com

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Boob-A-Thon (Round 4)

More excellent participants!!! You can still join in! Email your submission today - snarkysarah AT gmail DOT com