Monday, November 24, 2008

Lawd help me I'm thinking about doing it again ***Updated

So last year proving that I am a certified freak I shopped Black Friday. And for no real reason you'll find if you actually read that post.

Sometimes I don't even get myself.

But lawd help me, I'm thinking of doing it again. I'm trying to justify it somehow saying that my $ will help the economy but you and I know that ain't the real truth. I'm just giddy over the fact that I can get something that's regularly priced at $200 for $88. Seriously, the thought of getting that kind of deal is darn near orgasmic.

So yeah, I'll probably be out there with all the other idjits throwing blows to get that one coveted item.

I probably won't post again until after the holiday so if you have any words of wisdom to talk me down off of the crazy ledge now would be a good time to share 'em.

Happy Turkey Day



Sanity prevailed...for once. That or my extreme need for sleep. At 4 a.m. when I could have been out with all the other fools I was not. I was loudly and very happily snoring under mounds of fluffy blankets as I rightfully should have been.

The end.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ma vie dans les point de balle

So I could have just called this post "My life in bullet points" but it sounds much prettier en francais, don't you think ?

Besides, I like that it makes me seem cooler then I actually am.

Ahem, without further adieu, my life in bullet points for your viewing pleasure:

  • Doing better with the loss of our dog , thank you all so much for your kind words. Plan to adopt a new pet as soon as I can get beyond the fact that there was only one Buzz and that our new pet will not be the same but will be equally as loveable

  • Friday morning, TomGirl got caught smoking on school grounds and was suspended for five days. This was incredibly suprising for me and hubby as she has said time and time again how horrible smoking is and how she'd never do it and constantly nagged her dad to quit (which he has , Yay Chantix) . I listened to her excuses then promptly scooped her lungs out with an ice cream scoop, this was as much for punishment as it was letting her know that smoking will destroy them anyway

  • Youngest daughter, J, is going in to have two baby teeth removed under general anesthesia tomorrow. I believe I will take a shot of something 180 proof before this visit. Kids and general anesthesia scare me.

  • I spent Saturday at the Casino helping my mom celebrate her 62nd birthday. Realized I need to stay away from casinos because for as much as I wanted to make fun of every crazed person in there I realized that I too was mesmerized by the lights and colors of the slots and was quickly becoming one of them. Damn those Milk Money cows and their "let her win a little just when she's ready to quit" ways.

  • Freaked that the Christmas season is almost upon us. Not ready for the throwdown that is about to happen so that I can get my daughter that damn Barbie 3 story dreamhouse. You know it's gonna be bad when at 11:00 a.m. you read an email sent at 9:00 a.m. telling you said Dreamhouse is back in stock. Upon actually accessing the site you find that in two hours it has gone back out of stock. I think I may not shower for 6 days prior to going shopping. That way people will be forced to move out of my way.

  • Work continues to be busy and forces me not to be able to blog as much as I'd like. I suppose I should be happy for the job security but sometimes I'm just an ungrateful heifer.

  • New cool Pillsbury giveaway at ye old review blog . While there is free stuff to be had, Pillsbury is also doing some cool stuff to feed the homeless, so check it out.

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2008

    Letting Go

    As I sat outside that room, I tried not to perform a mental play by play of what was actually happening behind that door.

    Even though I knew exactly what was happening, I didn't know the precise moment it would occur and I preferred to keep it that way.

    Moments later, my husband appeared from behind that door and said "he's gone".

    We locked eyes and the tears just began to flow. We embraced each other tightly in the middle of that veterinary office not caring what anyone else thought, just wanting to comfort one another.

    When we were finally able to speak we couldn't bring ourselves to leave.
    Although we knew going in that this particular veterinary appointment would be his last, leaving without our beloved friend was still hard.

    Suprising both myself and my husband I made a decision at that moment to see him.

    As I walked in to the room and saw him lying there I was shocked at how much he looked like he was sleeping. I wasn't horrified like I originally thought I might be. I was heartbroken but also admittedly relieved. He was finally at peace.

    We said our final goodbyes and walked out of the office minus our beloved pet.

    If felt odd and sad and unfair and I wanted so much to be someone else at that moment. Someone that didn't just lose their pet of nine years.

    That day will probably be one of the hardest I will endure, but I weathered it. I am weathering it.

    I'm simply trying to take comfort in the fact that our dog is no longer in pain and that it was the right thing to do.

    Wednesday, November 5, 2008

    Chris Brown for President

    Let me first say that while I don't normally talk politics on my blog as I don't want to alienate anyone who doesn't share my political views (unless your views are really f'd up...then I don't care. Ahem, I digress), I am today.

    Just a bit anyway because I can hardly contain my excitement.

    Yes, I am an Obama supporter. I truly believe he can heal our ailing country. In fact, I was a fan prior to him throwing his hat into the presidential race. I respect him as an individual for his honesty, the life he's led, the odds he's risen above , his family values. There are so many things I could go on and on but I won't. You get the point.

    That said as we all waited in my living room anxiously , nervously listening for those all too important states that we desperately hoped would turn blue we asked the kids briefly "Who do you want to be president ?"

    Of course we knew they really didn't have any earthly idea of who the candidates really were and what they stood for but we asked simply for our own amusement expecting them to parrot the decision they'd heard from us.

    "Barack Obama" my daughter J says.

    "You know who I want to win ?" my son B says wide-eyed and full of excitement

    "Who's that ?" we all asked in unison

    Expecting to once again hear Barack Obama you can imagine the laughter that errupted when he said Chris Brown

    Out of the mouths of babes...