Friday, March 13, 2009

No I'm NOT DEAD!!!!!

Ok so my blog got pushed to the back burner for a while, life has been nuts. Between the kids and I being sick, many Cub Scout events, spring cleaning (HAHAHAHAHA) and just everyday crap I haven't had time to sit down and gather my thoughts. I do have many funny stories to share and interesting analysis's so I promise to get some of it logged soon. (Like anyone really cares...LOL!!!) Until then....

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Gym Didn't Help

I thought going to the gym today would have helped me become motivated...not!!! Well it did a little. I worked out, I went to the grocery store, I dropped a package off at FedEx, I picked the Princess up from school, I even made lunch and then I opened the mail...bad move. Bill after bill after bill. Some going down, some going up, all requiring creative banking to cover. It's depressing. I just shouldn't open the mail on Friday or Saturday this way my weekend wouldn't be shot in the ass. I mean I know what we owe I just don't need to be reminded of it 24/7. I need a mental holiday from economic stress, it's really bringing me down!!!! On the up side, it is Friday and good friends of ours are coming over to hang, decompress and have a few drinks now that I am looking forward to. The rest of my woes will be there come Monday, they can wait. Hopefully next week I will be able to wrap my head around life a little better then this week. This week sucked. Oh well, have a good one. Cheers!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Can Chores Wait?

WOW, I really didn't want to get up this morning. I mean I never want to get up but this morning was brutal. It must be a heavy gravity day. I just can't get motivated. I have lots to do but no desire to do it. Hell I'm even still in my snuggy PJs. I know there are beds to make, laundry to wash, furniture to dust, floors to vacuum and a bathroom to clean but...well ya know I just don't feel like it. Of course I will get dressed and tackle some of it but I really don't want to. I'd much rather stay cuddled up on the couch with my four year and watch Sesame Street!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Being "Nice" is exhusting

Ever have to deal with someone who you really don't like and that really doesn't like you either but you need to be pleasant to each other? Since my Cub Scouts meet in an Elementary School (unfortunately the one my children attend) I have to be the happy, smiling, grinding my teeth, beating my head against the wall person to deal with the lovely ladies in the office. Well one is nice the other is a bitch on wheels. You know the type, she's the one that doesn't like you because whenever you stop in or call you make her do her job. Poor baby has to get her fat ass out of her chair and walk across the room to check the events book. Shame on me!!!! NOT!!!!! Anyway, I was informed last night at our weekly Den Meeting by the less then happy janitor, yeah I said janitor deal with it, that we weren't suppose to be there last night or the next two weeks which was news to me. So I call the school this morning and talk to the nice secretary who looks through the book and says that he was right but last night didn't matter because the other event was cancelled (obviously) but the next two weeks were out. OK cool. I apologised for showing up and all was swell. Then five hours later Miss I Hate My Job calls and leaves a message about how we weren't suppose to be at the school and we can't come the next two weeks and how I should have know this don't I look at my paperwork. Well yes I look at my paperwork when it is sent to me which somebody hasn't been doing. I'll give three guesses who's job that is and the first two don't count. All I have to say is I'm glad she got my machine because I'm not sure if I could have held my tongue. Being nice to someone you just want to bitch slap takes a lot out of you.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Death: Always a shock

Although we knew my dad's best friend was going to be leaving us soon it was still a shock to get the call today. I have known this man for most of my life. He was a fixture at all our family functions: weddings, baptisms, BBQ's, funerals. Always smiling, always quick with the hug, always well there. He's going to be greatly missed. I can feel the void already. Losing someone has a way of making you reflect on ones own life. I've got it good, I can't complain. I try and savor every day because there are no guaranties...well except for death and taxes. (tiny smirk crosses my face, he would have liked that) sigh.........., he's gone. Bye Izzy.....bye.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Daytona+Rain=A crappy ending!!!

So I got all set up yesterday for the Daytona 500. While most folks probably broke out the chips and beer, and there is nothing wrong with that, I however prefer wine and cheese. Got situated on the couch, did I mention I stayed in my PJs all day, with the snack table filled with my goodies and started my TV watching marathon at about 11:00AM. Watched most of the prerace hype. LOVE IT!!!! Added bonus Keith Urban was the entertainment!!! NICE!!!

The race it's self was really good. Not sure how I feel about Jr's "mistake". It seemed a little aggressive but hey I wasn't in the car. However do to the may lay he caused my favorite driver, Elliot Sadler, wound up in the lead. He had a real shot at the win but he lost the draft and even though he most likely could have regained the lead a few laps later the rain started and NASCAR called the race and Matt Kenseth won. It's a sucky way to win any race but the Daytona 500!!! That race should be raced to the checkered flag!!! It's not really winning otherwise is it??? But on the up side Kyle Bush didn't win...actually he was taken out in the wreck caused by Jr and Vickers. So all is still right with the world!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ever feel like no matter how hard you try.....

you still get caught behind the eight ball?!?!?! I am so tired of scraping!!! All the juggling, all the penny watching, all the doing without is getting really tiring. This economy SUCKS!! Gas is going back up. Food is still sky high. Energy costs are ridiculous. I want to know how you go from Middle Class to Lower Class without a change in your wages!!! We make the same amount as before but now it's a struggle!! Maybe that's the problem. We still make the same. While everything has gone up our paychecks have reminded the same. So what use to be "easy liven" is now a big ball of stress!!!! Things like going out for pizza has become a huge treat. God forbid my kids get invited to a Birthday party...I have a ten dollar limit, five would be better. Silly no brainier things have become monkey wrenches in my budget and that is just insane. I shouldn't have to decide between the phone bill and food, nobody should. The folks up on Capital Hill need to realize that we think they all suck. THEY let the economy get to were it is by not doing their jobs. The rich got way richer and the poor are so poor that there isn't even a word for how poor they are and those of use who are stuck in the middle are just spiralling out of control toward certain disaster and all the politicians can do is in fight!!!!!! JUST SHUT UP AND DO THE JOBS YOU WERE VOTED TO DO AND GET OVER YOURSELVES!!!!! The American people are on the verge of revolt and if that happens all hell is going to brake loose and we all will be screwed!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Stupid People Should Be SHOT!!!!!!

OK, since I don't know NOVEMBER I have been telling my Cub parents about our Pack's Blue and Gold Banquet which is ALWAYS the last Sunday in February. I have been emailing and announcing and reminding everyone for MONTHS!!!! So you can imagine my shock when I get an email today asking for details since I haven't talked about it. WHA WHA WHAT!!!!!!! I haven't talked about it!! What frigging rock have you been living under!!!! I have talked about it so much that I'm tired of talking about it. Are people just that stupid?!?!?!?! I mean GIVE ME A BREAK!!! Can you hear my head pounding against the wall?!! Can you see the steam coming out of my ears?!! Haven't talked about it...maybe you should take your head out of your ass and actually pay attention at meetings!!!!!!
OK, I'm better now!

Gotta wait 'till fall

Well Sharon finally released the Spring 2009 Celtic Thunder tour dates and none are near me. The closest is Newark NJ and that's not really close. Hopefully they will come to Philly in the fall. The Academy of Music would be a fantastic venue to see them in. The acoustics would be a perfect fit. So for now I will just have to wait. Oh well!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Still a GREAT race

So when I last left you my favorite driver had avoided the first three wrecks...but not the fourth. Actually he was the fourth wreck. And in usual Sadler style it was awesome to watch. Semi air born, spinning, was like watching poetry in motion!! HAHA!!! The end of the race was nothing short of thrilling. Lots of bumping and banging. It made for a great race. Harvick won and that's cool. As long as Kyle Bush wasn't in Victory Lane all is right with the world!!!!!!

Looking forward to next Sunday's Daytona 500. If last night was any indication of what the big race is going to be like then we are in for a FANTASTIC show!!!!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009


WAHOO!!!! NASCAR season has started!!! I'm sittin here with a Kahlua and cream in one hand, the computer in my lap, my wiener snuggled up one side, my hubby on the other and THE BUD SHOOT OUT ON MY TV!!!!!!! My favorite driver, Elliot Sadler stared second and there's been two wrecks so far none involving him!!!

If you haven't caught on yet I'm a HUGE NASCAR FAN!!! You can find me every Sunday (and several Saturdays) from the third Sunday in February until mid November in front of the TV screaming and jumping around like a moron. I just can't help myself. I grew up watching and going to races with my dad.

There is just something about the sound of the cars, the smell of the track, the adrenaline in the air, it's just thrilling. I mean I am just sitting here in my living room and my heart is pounding!!! Oh, Oh wreck number three....Sadler made it through!!!! YEHAW!! Daytona is such a fantastic track. Come on FOUR WIDE!!!!! Now that's entertainment.
Boy someday I'd love to go for a ride in a stock car just to see how it feels to go 200 mph right up against the wall!!!!! That would be freakin awesome!!!! Ok I can't focus on blogging the race is to crazy to look away from!!!


Friday, February 6, 2009

R.I.P Lux

I found out today that the lead singer of one of my all time favorite bands had gone onto the great unknown. I felt like I lost a good friend. Lux Interior was the lead singer for The Cramps, a shockabilly, balls to the wall band. I saw then twice once in NYC and once at the Stone Pony. Both experiences were life altering. Their music is nothing short of AMAZING!!! You couldn't help but want to party your ass off when you heard them. Many a hazing night was spent with good friends listening to Lux belt out "Bikini Girls with Machine Guns". Bad Music for Bad People is one of the GREATEST albums ever made.

With his passing I feel sad. All my favorites rockers from my younger years are begining to drop like flies. It's a real drag getting old!!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I spent the day with a wiener in my lap

So I was feeling off yesterday, my head and chest hurt. My hips were still paining from the four hour dance marathon known as a wedding I attended Saturday night. (Worth every bit of agony I have been in since) So hubby stayed home to take care of the kiddies and me. Also it was snowing and he promised my four year old they'd go sleigh riding. Nine year old was bent that he had to go to school but tough!
So my day started off on the couch with a wiener in my wiener dog that is. She curled right up on me and went to sleep. She kept me warm. Every where I went she followed and wound up in my lap. The couch, the bed, the love seat I had a wiener in my lap!!! LOL!!! It was nice to have my own personally foot warmer, it is very useful! I highly recommend it!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Waiting Patiently...NOT!!!!!!!!

OK I know my husband is going to make fun of me but I really don't care. The suspense is killing me over the release of the Celtic Thunder 2009 tour dates!!! The fall tour was awesome!! My husband's very Irish Aunt and I went and had a wonderful time. This tour the whole family is going to go. My kids LOVE Celtic Thunder and hubby well he tolerate our enjoyment. CT puts on a fantastic show and the music is very diverse, something for everyone. So all I have to say is Sharon announce the dates already before me and countless other fans POP!!!!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I think I'm raising a Free Range Kid!!!

My Cub Scout Pack spent the night at the Franklin Institute this past Saturday. My son is nine, we were locked in, lots of security measures and everyone had cell phones. My husband and I plus a couple other parents let our boys "roam free" the entire time. We trusted them to stick together and not do anything stupid. We would check in with them now and then by phone or have a meeting time to see a show together but for the most part they were free to do what they wanted. The parents had a great time, the boys had a great time, it was a learning experience for us all. I mean how often do you get to run around a museum after hours with your two best buds and no parents to "cramp" your style!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Gotta Love 'Um part du

So the little wise ass got me again this evening, here's the story: I'm sitting on the couch with my four year old and she says to me "Mommy I stink, smell me, I stink" so I smell her hair and say jokingly "Oh yeah PEW!" So she says "No Mommy smell by fingers". So I figured I'd humor her and smell them and they really did stink. So I say "WOW, your right your fingers do stink" and she starts laughing and says "That's 'cause they were in my butt!!" NICE!!!! I thought my husband was going to hyperventilate he was laughing so hard.

Gotta Love 'Um!!

My four year old daughter comes into my room yesterday morning as usual and we do our normal ritual: talking and snuggling. When done she goes to walk out of the room and say's to me "Bye Turd...OH I mean I love you mom!!!" and she looks over her shoulder with the devil dancing in her eyes. I was actually rendered speechless. I didn't want to laugh but it was really funny. I wasn't sure if I should yell at her because it was really funny. So I just chose to ignore it and say nothing. It just goes to show that what goes around comes around. I pride myself on being a wise ass. My angel is following in her mother's foot steps!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Finally Back!!!!

Wow, we got hit with one of those kill the computer virus worm things and it total screwed me all up. I couldn't do anything for a week. I felt like I had lost a family member!! Man that's sad...I think I'm a computer junkie. I need to check e-mail like every hour or I get all jittery...LOL!! And if there is no new mail I'll actually read old mail. I never realized how much time I spend on the computer until I didn't have it. A good portion of my day is spent typing, searching and reading. I think I need to do time management when it comes to my computer usage. I need to "wean" myself off the constant e-mail checking. I'll need to start small, maybe check it every other hour at first. I don't want to go to fast and go through withdrawals!!! My husband would come home and find me in the fetal position all sweaty and shaky..."OMG WHAT HAPPENED?!?!?!" "I went cold turkey...I think I'm going to barf!!!" Then I become a closet e-mail checker and I wind up on the streets all strung out hitting the local library and cyber cafes trying to get my e-mail fix!!!! LOL!!! Now that's a mental picture!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I picked my son up from school on Friday and we start our usual chatter, how was school, do you have homework, where you warm enough? And some how we get on the subject of dressing our dog up. My daughter says we should put boots on the dog, son says how about a hula skirt and then, then we got really silly. Daughter says let's put her in a bathing suit and sons says a bikini and daughter says "that would be a lot of tops to cover all her boobies!!" And I say she would need a "Weenkini!" We all crack up and that's how the picture below was created. The twisted mind of my artist husband and the freaky vision of the rest of us!!! Enjoy!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Have you ever...

gotten hurt but you don't know how?? My pinky finger on my right hand is killing me. It started yesterday afternoon. It's swollen and sore and I have no idea what I did. You would think, with the way it looks and feels, I would remember but nope NOT A CLUE!!!! Is this part of the ageing process? Things just start hurting for no apparent reason!! I don't mind getting old because age is just a state of mind and mine is fairly twisted. But I can really do without the aches and random pains!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Circus Follow Up

So I did just what I said I was going to do at the PTO meeting...I sat and listened. I listened to parents complain but offer no solutions. I listened to the PTO President basically beg for volunteers...and not one complaining parent raised their hand. I listened to the Principle apologize for handling the situation at the Holiday Sing badly. All this time I just sat and I listened. I began thinking to myself "self it is in the best interest of your children and your Cub Scouts to make nice with the Principle." So I did. I apologised for losing my temper, and so did she, but I did reiterate my disappointment and aggravation over not being let in. We spoke to each other in a mature, respectful manor. (I am a firm believer that you get more flies with sugar then vinegar)
Well, once our conversation was over this one mom who can best be described as a "Bull in a China Shop" piped up and said "If your love fest is over I want to speak....I DID HAVE MY HAND UP FIRST". OK, whatever....well this very in your face women began to blast the Principle about how she had made a huge mistake by not letting parents in. That the excuse of Fire Marshal codes was BULLSHIT, she actually said that, and that she owes every parent and student an apologize. That she "ruined" every one's holiday. Well I for one can say my holiday was perfectly wonderful...maybe her family sucks and this was all she had to look forward too?!?!
When it was all said and done the "Bull" and her friend actually volunteered to help PTO with a couple of functions and I was flashed the death look from them when I went over to the Principle and we shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.
I still do not agree with many of her policies but I feel that being mature is a much better way to handle the situation then demanding changed and stomping your foot like a spoiled child.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Three Ring Circus

Well tonight is the first PTO meeting after the giant miss step taken by the Principle at my son's elementary school. If you remember I blogged about how the Principle decided that parents were not welcome at the school's holiday sing however she forgot to tell us about it. Twenty five to thirty parents were turned away at the door. Well tonight is the night everyone will get to "express" their concerns. If should be a hoot!!! I've received three calls so far making sure I was going. I'm not only going I think I'll wear my party hat!! LOL!!! It's going to be a riot watching the Principle try to dig her way out of this one. She handled the situation poorly. There were several options she could have used but instead she insulted and infuriated the parents. Like I said it's going to be a very entertaining meeting. I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

OK, I need some SUN!!!

I have a really bad case of the blahs do to the lack of sunshine. I hate dreary winter days. I need sun on my face!!! It can be cold BUT I NEED SUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I get all funky and moody, well ok more moody, when the sun hides. I don't want to do anything but sleep. And even that is not satisfying. I NEED SUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

How was my New Year....

...'nough said!!!! LMAO!!!!!