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12 Feb

Bookclub. We read “The Power of Positive Thinking”. Normally, I’m anti froo froo books like that but I pulled some good things out of it. Bottom line, I need an attitude adjustment. Tough love and all of that. Next up we read The Secret Life of Bees. Looking forward to it. May check out the movie too.

MonkeyJoe’s. Donita and I took our little munchkin’s to one of those places with all the inflatables. Sam was a bit freaked out at first (well, heck, so was mommy), but then she really got into it and didn’t want to leave. Very cute. We’ll do this again for sure. And I like that I got to play too, under the guise of helping my little one.

Preds game. My “little” brother and his fiance came up for the Preds game after the blizzard of 2010 thwarted our attempt the prior weekend. Preds lost but it was a super fun time anyway and great to see them!

And then of course, there was the SuperBowl. Hooray Saints!

The End.

hallelujah, its hump day

3 Feb

Wednesday. That is a good thing. That means that tomorrow is my Friday. I think Friday will be a “sleep all day” kind of day. I deserve it.

I had a productive evening last night and finished up a project I’ve been working on for a friend’s business. Kind of a side thing I’ve got going on when the opportunity arises. It was a fun project (designing and writing copy for a brochure) and I’d love to do more of that kind of thing.

We will make another attempt at the Preds game on Saturday if there are no tornadoes, monsoons, blizzards or otherwise. Also, its SUPERBOWL weekend!!! I LOVE the Superbowl, no matter who’s playing. But for the record, I’m rooting for the Saints! Geaux Saints!!!!  Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints? Who dat? Who dat? I mean really? This is fun stuff y’all.

I’m looking forward to bookclub on Saturday (not that I’ve read the book yet, but I will, really) and taking Sam and a little friend to a play area thingy afterwards. She’s never been to any of those things before but I think she’ll love it. I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m hoping mommy can play too actually.

Speaking of moms, my own dear sweet mom is coming up next weekend and I am so looking forward to some time with her. I’ll be taking advantage of some free babysitting from grandma and perhaps getting The Accountant to go on a little Valentine’s Day outing. Then mom and I will take in some culture in the from of the ballet at TPAC. Again, I’ll let you know how all that goes.

Anyway, I just wanted to check in and leave a bit of a more positive post in my little place on the internet. I just got back from the gym and am going to turn off my light and enjoy the darkness and silence of my house for a few minutes before getting ready for another day.

Peace and Love and all that jazz.

in which i shake my fist at the universe…

29 Jan

…and she laughs in my face, and then spits snow in it.

Today was just bizarre. Here was my plan…take kiddo to day care, come home, make quick grocery run, get ready and drive back to town for an interview, interview, knock their socks off and get an offer on the spot, do jubilant cartwheels down the hall and all the way to my car, pick up kiddo at day care, come home and continue the cartwheel par-tay.

But you know what Burns said (and Steinbeck lifted) about the best laid plans…

Yeah, I knew what the weather forecast called for. But really, how many times have there been false alarms and mass panic at the grocery store due to the tiniest threat of snow? I was hopeful that cutie-pie Dan the Weatherman from Channel 4 would be wrong yet again and/or that the Blizzard of 2010 would hold off until I was done with my mission.

I got punkin delivered safely to school, drove back home, got groceries and then got the call as I pulled into my driveway…they wanted to reschedule the interview for next week due to the weather that was just now hitting. I was calm, I was cool despite the fact that I had to drive back to the “city” anyway to pick up kiddo. (And yes, I realize that a normal person would have kept kiddo and just dropped them at daycare before the interview and picked them up afterwards, thus saving a trip. However, I am not a normal person and prefer to make things as difficult as possible. Ok, not really, but I’m just not one of those moms who finds multi-tasking with a toddler an easy thing. So I thought I’d make things easier on myself and take Sam to her beloved school. Figured she’d have more fun there than with crazy distracted mommy who would be doing ten things at once.) Oh well, these things happen and now I am set to wow ’em on Monday instead. So there we go and here we are.

The rest of the day was pretty much perfect though. Sam was coloring with the other kids when I got there to pick her up and it was so dang cute. She was in a great mood the rest of the day, gave me many kisses and hugs, took a 4 hour nap which meant that I got about a 2 hour one, and we played and read a multitude of books until her bedtime.

The weather has put another dent in my weekend and there will be no attending the Predators game with bro and future sis-in-law tomorrow night. But we are just gonna shift our plans to next weekend and watch them take on the Sharks instead. By the way, if you want the tickets for tomorrow night, let me know and I’ll email them to you. Maybe you can ice skate to the game or something. Me, I’m not that talented.

We were also supposed to have a realtor come out and check out the house and give us the low-down on what we need to do to put it on the market. I haven’t heard but I’m guessing that’s off as well. I hope so as I didn’t do anything much in the way of cleaning or straightening up…

So, all this to say, flexibility is a good quality to have right? 

Tomorrow will be spent in flannel jammies, watching Sesame Street and playing with kiddo. Maybe we’ll get adventuresome and play in the white stuff. Although, get this…Sam seems to be scared of the snow. Day care has an open courtyard that was covered in snow when I picked her up. I thought, “oh this will be cute, we’ll walk through it on the way to the car and maybe play a bit”. Ummmm, no. She wouldn’t set a foot in it. And when I picked her up and I was going to walk in it to show her it was harmless, she wigged out. Not a fan apparently. We had to walk all along the sidewalk to get to the car because she wanted nothing to do with the snow. Funny kid.

I leave you with this. Because Robert Frost is one of my favorites.

“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sounds the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

predators tickets

29 Jan

i have 3 tickets to the game tomorrow night. comment if you’re interested. they are emailable from me to you.

((shakes fist and curses the “blizzard” of 2010))

one link per paragraph

27 Jan

the “ipad“???? really??? i’m way out of the loop b/c i just realized this is honest to goodness what apple is calling its new miracle gadget…the “ipad”…and now all i can think of is kotex…hey, apple marketing dept? call me.

i bought a few of these for lunch lately…they are yummy delish…spare me the speech about all the sodium and chemicals…i’ll take my chances.

preds game saturday night! i’m considering blue hair. ’cause i bought some of this and need an excuse to try it out.

i love these quotes about committees. they appeal to my snarky nature. and i’m about to go into a committee-type meeting. source: the quotations page

Committee – a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done. – Fred Allen

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled. – Sir Barnett Cocks

A committee can make a decision that is dumber than any of its members. – David Coblitz

If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee — that will do them in. – Bradley’s Bromide

i may have stolen no less than four andes mints from the kitchen just now. mmmmmm, minty.


24 Jan

This weekend has been nice. Sam finally seems to be on the mend for a while at least. The antibiotics have had some gross side effects but I gave her the last dose today so that’s a good thing.

Its been an interesting week at work. Many because I am so close to seeing some major changes in the work thang that I’m antsy with anticipation and well, just plain ol’ HOPE. For the first time in a long time. So y’all cross your fingers for me and send me good vibes on getting out of a bad situation. And I hope I didn’t just jinx everything.

We had a tornado scare today but all seems to have passed now. Those things are freaky. What is up with the weather these days anyway? Earthquakes, floods, tornados, a Republican in MA….???? All kinds of craziness going on.

I’m going to the Predators game Saturday night with my brother and his fiance. Should be a great time. I usually make it to one or two games a year but this will be the first one for this season. I do love me some hockey though.

I really got nuthin much to report. Mainly because what I want to talk about I feel like I can’t right now. So I’ll keep my mouth shut and my mind open.

Have a great week all.


3 Oct

 Sometimes I just feel like typing.  Maybe saying nothing but typing away.  I have a severe love of sentence fragments at all times but especially when I just freewrite.  I think I think in fragments.  But does anyone think in complete sentences?  And I also love to begin sentences with the words “and” and “but”.  But who cares really? 

And I am not on drugs ya’ll, just incredibly bored.    

I’ve been listening to Maroon5’s It Won’t Be Soon Before Long album for a solid week now.  Is it still called an album when it’s a cd?  Saw them in concert once.  I bought the new cd as soon as it came out and then lost it the next day.  Just recently found it in my laptop’s cd drive and have been listening ever since.  I’m really not much of a music person for some reason which is weird to me.  If it’s not on the radio I probably haven’t heard it.  I don’t seek out the good stuff I guess.  Maybe I need to expand my horizons in that regard.  Among other things.

Have you ever done anything really risky, borderline stupid?  I haven’t and I think I need to.  Oh sure, I’ve done little stupid things like tightroll my jeans, date the wrong guy, drink one too many or wear blue eye shadow.  But I think I need to do something really big that has either the potential for utter disaster or utter greatness.  Isn’t the word “utter” funny?  Snort. 

Dangit, just was perusing the Southern Festival of Books schedule and saw that the main author I want to see (Rick Bragg), his session is at noon next Friday.  As in during the work week.  Gonna have to arrange a long lunch hour or something….  Not that there won’t be great stuff there at other times but I was really looking forward to hearing Bragg speak.  Check out the schedule and more information about the event here.  It’s really a good time for any and all booklovers.  And it’s FREE.

And, it’s finally hockey time again!  I’m on pins and needles waiting to see if the Preds will stay in town or not.  I hope to make it to a few, or several, games this year anyway.

I always wonder how to properly end a jumbled, random post like this.  But since nothing else about this was proper, the ending shouldn’t be either.  So, the end.

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