Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Aaahh a New Year...

I am looking forward to 2009. A fresh new start, well fresh as the date some old problems will be following...bills, lawsuit, aches, pains...did I mention bills? Any who, I am going to try and be positive which is really not like me. I am always waiting for that other shoe to drop. Always prepared for the worse this way I am not shocked. But I am really going to try this year to have a better out look. I am not going to say that I am going to lose weight, I'm just not going to gain anymore. I'm not going to say that I will eliminated debit, I'm just not going to add to it. I'm not going to say that I will be "nicer" to people, I'm just going to say things in my head instead of out loud.

However there are a few this to look forward to in 2009: I'm turning forty and I am OK with that. Celtic Thunder will be back in the states at some point YEAH!!! We have a great new camper to spend fabulous family time in. The community pool and all the fun that goes with that. Good friends are getting married and it's going to be a rockin wedding. The last year of Cub Scout obligation!!! (I do have mixed emotion about that)

So here's to 2008 you had your up and downs now go away!!!!

Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

How much for a Maid???

I feel the mess in my house is consuming my life. It actually affects my mood. No matter how hard I try I can't seem to dig out from under it. Of course my kids don't help...they are slobs. I'm sure it's my fault, I can be lazy. But still I am so tired of cleaning and it's still a disaster. I would love to come home one day and "PUFF" everything is away!! Maybe what I need is a Fairy Godmother and not a maid??? Hum!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Light weight

I'm feeling my age today which is rare. We had friends over last night for drinks. After three glasses of wine I was toast...but of course I kept going. I had to throw the towel in at glass number five. You know when you've had enough when you are laughing at yourself do the fact that you can no longer formulate words. Yes I was gone!!!!
I was rather impressed that I was able to make it to my bed without any help from hubby. Oh my pillow, how sweet it was. It never felt so good to be horizontal. I think I was able to give a good night kiss to my hubby and mumble "I love you". The last thing I remember is laughing to myself about how trashed I was.
Morning did come way to soon and I was thrilled that I didn't have a hangover. After a nice cup of coffee I was able to pull my act together...sort of. I did spend most of the day laying around and feeling really tired.
The good ole days of partying all night are long gone...oh well!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve and Food Shopping

So as usual the holidays have snuck up on me despite all me plans and I found myself in the food store today with my kids. The parking lot was a zoo, as can be expected since there is a Walmart in the same shopping center. As I pulled in I prepared myself for the possibility of long lines, bitchie people, empty selves and whinie kids however that wasn't the case at all. The store was fairly empty, the selves were stocked and people seemed cheerful. My kids even behaved, they even helped. The nine year old pushed the cart and the four year helped me pick out crackers and fruit. There was no line to check out and we breezed right through. I felt a sense of calm come over me...until we stepped out of the store and into the parking lot. WOW, people are crazed!!! Everyone is doing the Parking Lot Rodeo, beeping, yelling, using hand gestures. What a great way to spread the Holiday Spirt...cursing out an elderly couple because they took to long to pull out!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

OK I'm on my broom now!!!!

Regarding the school not allowing parents into the Holiday Sing....they really did turn us away!!! Twentyfive to thirty parents were basically thrown out of my son's elementary school this afternoon because we "were not invited" to be there. Our children were singing in the choir and playing instruments in the orchestra for the staff, faculty and fellow students but NOT THEIR PARENTS. We don't count. Except when you need something from MONEY!!!!

My son is going to be devastated when he realizes I'm not there however I did tell him that the Principle may not let me in SOooooooo I know he will spread that to his fellow classmates who will in turn tell their parents. I love to stir the pot!!! Hell I lead a revolt today!!! All those parents stood behind me and made comments as loud or louder then me. Once we were told to leave I told all my "followers" to make sure to attend the January PTO meeting. The only way to get change is to make it happen. I'm a put up or shut up kind-a gal!!!

As I walked away many parents remained. They had worked themselves up into a "Call the Cops" frenzy. I suggested the better way to handle it was to walk away and commit to making a change by attending PTO meetings and letter writing. It's amazing what an article in the local newspaper can do.

It also makes me wonder what is going on in the school that the Principle doesn't want parents in the halls to often?!?!?! It seems to me that she should be thrilled that so many parents want to be part of their children's school life yet she is not. WHY?!?!?!?!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Follow up to "I'm a Dork"

OK, look at this picture and tell me that this is not the cutest Tinker Bell you have ever seen!!!! I even had spray glitter with me and she glittered from head to toe!!!

Again I ask: "Am I really a Dork for getting all choked up?"

So disappointing

The following is a letter that I wrote to the PTO President of the Elementary School my son goes to (Not like it is going to mean a whole lot but shit I'm pissed!!!).

I am very disappointed in our elementary school (real name changed for obvious reasons) and their desire to exclude parents from school activities. My son is playing the Cello tomorrow during the Christmas Sing. He really wants me to come and see him. I had heard through the grape vine that parents were not invited and I thought that must be a mistake. Well it is not. I called the school today and was told that this was a school wide event that did not include parents. I asked if I did come would I be able to see him play and I was told that it could not be guaranteed. That is just ridiculous and unacceptable. This is an elementary school not a prison. If I want to come and see my son play Christmas songs with the school orchestra I should be able to.
I am very disappointed in this attitude of excluding parents. Something has to change. All the other elementary schools do many holiday events including a concert at night. My son is going to be devastated that I will mostly not be able to see him play.
What a great way to spread holiday cheer!!!

So does anyone else find it insane that as a parent I can not come and see my son in his Holiday Concert?!?!?!? Or is it just me????

Thursday, December 18, 2008

WOW...What a Week!!!

Ok, I'm back from Disney...which was great and I will blog about it later but let me tell you about my week back so far. First, our plane had to circle Philly Airport for an extra hour because only one run way was open. Apparently a plane had to make an emergency landing earlier in the day. The landing gear didn't fully open so they filled the run way with foam and the plane had to "crash land". Now I HATE flying so the extra time in the air ascending and descending and banking was just absolute torture. We finally land in terminal A we have to walk all the way to terminal B for our luggage. Not really a big deal just annoying. Once we retrieve our luggage and catch our shuttle home our next saga began. It is max a 45 minute ride from Philly Airport to my front door but we get several other passenger on our shuttle from the Northeast which is a little inconvenient but tolerable. Well it turns out that the one older lady going to Feasterville really has no idea where the house is she is being dropped off at...NICE I know. Mean while I am so fried I just want to go HOME!!!! Finally we locate the house and drop her off. Now we are at least 20 minutes from my house. In my head I'm like "Dude get on Rt. 1 and go!!!" which he does but he is one of those drivers who can't hold the gas peddle at one steady speed and I'm about to freak out!! 60...50...55...50...60...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! JUST DRIVE ONE SPEED!!!

Finally we arrive home...Thank GOD... to begin the next stage of our saga. We have a house alarm that is hard wired into the police station and we have never had a problem with it UNTIL THAT NIGHT!!! The keypad was frozen...we could not turn the alarm off. It's very loud and very scary to my four year old. Hubby and I are frantically trying to get the alarm to turn off. I'm on the phone with the alarm service telling them not to send the police and finding out how to get this damn thing to shut off. Finally hubby yanks it out of the wall and cuts the wires. Silences!!!! Apparently there was a power surge while we were gone and the keypad got zapped.

Now it is 1AM and we can finally go to bed. Kids are asleep. Alarm is off. House is warm (I'm way cheap, I turned the heat down to 55 while we were gone) All is right with the world...NOT. Son wakes up coughing and has a fever. Give him some meds and send him back to bed. Beep, Beep,'s 7AM. I can't even open my eyes. Kids are still snoring. Screw it NO SCHOOL TODAY!!!! Yeah...back to sleep.

Once the kids and I woke up (poor hubby had to go to work) the day went fine until 5:30PM. Hubby calls "Hey hun, battery is dead in my car" and I'm like "Isn't there someone there who can jump you?! I don't want to drive out!!" Hubby works a half hour away and I really didn't want to go out. Thankfully he does get a jump and all is well. Besides the extra unexpected cost of a battery.

Tuesday night is suppose to be our Cub Scout Pack's big Christmas Party. We have the Marines come and do a uniform inspection. We collect Toys for Tots. We have a big cookie exchange. Santa comes with goody bags for all the Cubs and the siblings. It's going to be a great night...well the school district cancelled all after school actives do to the impending snow (which we DID NOT GET!!!) So I spent the afternoon calling parents and organizations to cancel our party!! It really SUCKED!!!

Wednesday, I wake up sick...stuffed head, fever, cough. Hubby goes to work late so he can drop the nine year old off at school for me. Lay around all day. Four year old and I nap on the couch. Felt better after a shower. Pull it together enough to make meatballs for dinner!! (I know, I'm awesome...LOL!!!)

Now here it is Thursday and the day is going ok...if you don't count the whack job Cub parent who calls at 8:15AM accusing us of not returning calls and asking for a refund. All I have to say to you is talk to your husband before you call me with miss information and good riddens!!! I love the way people forget that our positions with the Scouts are all volunteer!!! GEEZE!!!!

Well that's my week in a nut shell so far. I have some great Disney stories to pass along. Keep watching for those!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

This is great...had to share!!!

One sunny day in February 2009 an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Ave where he had been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the Marine standing guard and said "I would like to go and meet President Bush. " The Marine looked at the old man and replied "Sir Mr. bush is no longer president and no longer lives here." The old man says "OK" and walks away. The next day the same old man walks across and asks the same Marine the same question and the Marine a bit irritated gives the same reply and the old man walks away. On the third day the same old man comes again and asks the same Marine " I would like to go in and meet President Bush." Now the marine is even more irritated at the man and says "I told you yesterday and the day before that Mr. Bush is no longer president and no longer lives here. Don't you understand?" The old man looked at the Marine and said "I understand, I just love hearing it." The Marine snapped to attention, saluted and said "See you tomorrow sir."

I can do it....

One more day until we leave for the happiest place on earth....DISNEY WORLD!!!!!! I really need this fun filled vacation. The stress of life is getting to me...mainly the lack of cash flow. I need to turn my brain off for a while and not think deep. Just surface thinking. What's the difference? Well deep thinking includes the present and the future while surface thinking is more like which ice cream do I want and what ride should we go on next. I want to be carefree even if it's just for a week.

The state of the economy scares me. My credit card bills scare me. The thought of refinancing, which I have decided not to do, scares me. The grocery bill scares me. I'm tired of being scared!!!! I just want to forget everything and have some fun!!!! The only "scared" I want to be during the next week involves a rollercoaster!!!!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008


OMG...I HATE LAUNDRY!!! I swear it throw one pair of jeans in the laundry room and by morning there are four!!! And if you don't wash them right away there will be six by lunch. It's evil, EVIL stuff. So time consuming!! Never ending!!! And once it's washed you have to dry it, fold it and put it away!! By the time you get that all done THERE ARE MORE DIRTY CLOTHES!! Where does it all come from?? Are there laundry gnomes?? Is their sole purpose in life to create piles of dirty clothes???? Do they have a look out who alerts the rest when the washer and dryer is empty. "HOLY CRAP men, she's finished it all...GET MORE!!!!" Sirens go off and gnomes search my home looking for crap for me to wash. I need a laundry holiday. National Screw Dirty Clothes Day!! Now that would be sweet. A day when the washer and dryer are silent!! But then that would mean twice as much the next day. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!! DAMN I REALLY HATE LAUNDRY!!!!!!!!