Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tales from the Chair Chapter 15

No names just the story this time.......Imagine this, you don't have any tattoos, and you work in a professional office, so professional, you wear slacks, jackets or skirts to work everyday. You drive a Mercedes. You hold your head up high.....of course because you are better than everyone are 43 and a woman of power and status. You go out for a night of fun and end up drinking, going home with a random guy , a bad boy if you will, covered in tattoos. Have a wild night of sex , drugs and rock-n-roll. You wake up in the morning in a hotel room, totally hung over and alone, get up and look in the mirror to put yourself together so you can figure out where the hell you are, and as you look back at yourself, there is a man's name tattoo'd on your neck in plain view on the side in 3" gangster style letters.

Now imagine this........You are married and have two children waiting for you at home...........

Monday, December 14, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Monday- Neighbor Robert is cooking!!!

Tuesday- Tuna sandwiches and Potato, cheddar and bacon soup.

Wednesday- Slow cooker Spicy Baked Ziti and Apple Spinach Salad (from relish iphone app)

Thursday- Turkey Meat Loaf with Red Currant sauce/Garlic Mashers (from relish)

Friday- Sirloin Steaks with pomegranate glaze/Classic Baked Potato (from relish)

Saturday- Salon Christmas Party

Sunday- Chicken w/Apricots and Dried Cherries/ Steamed Broccoli and Baby Carrots (from relish)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Chrissi......

Tomorrow is this beautiful ladies birthday. What can I say? She has given me one of the most selfless and incredible gifts in the world. A wonderful grandson. That little boy is one of the sweetest boys I have ever known, and I know I owe it all to Chrissi. He is loving, caring and very thoughtful, as is his mommy. When people ask about Jack, I can't say enough about what a wonderful job Chrissi is doing raising such an incredible boy. I know he is being raised with values, love, tenderness and consideration as to what kind of man she expects him to be. One of worth. A one in a million. During Thanksgiving I was able to tell Chrissi what a good job she is doing. I know it isn't easy being a mom, especially in these economically difficult times. She has a wonderful support system at home with Kevin and I have never once worried about Jack or how he is being taken care of. I know Chrissi puts herself last. I have seen it first hand. Jack is always taken care of first. So Chrissi, I wish I were there so I could steal Jack away tomorrow on your birthday so you could have a day of complete Chrissi with no other distractions, but I can't be there tomorrow. Please know, you are in my thoughts everyday, you are in my heart with nothing but love and admiration. Thank you for being you and I am so blessed that you are a part of my life, now and forever. You have given me my first grandchild and for that I feel truly honored. I do understand that things could be much different than they are, and I know that you have given to us the greatest gift of all, a part in our grandson's life, no strings attached. You are a beautiful woman, inside and out, and for that I will always love you and honor you. Thank you so much and have a wonderful birthday tomorrow.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Help, I have lost that loving feeling..................

I need help. Today I have been in tears most of the morning, started with being treated like dog shit on the bottom of a shoe by a 13 year old and then the fact that I could only pay 2 bills and I need to finish decorating the tree, do Christmas cards and finish my shopping so I can start wrapping presents (I did find some fabulous wrapping paper at Walmart yesterday so maybe that will help) This is the most broke we have been since I don't know when. It is not easy. I hate this. I think that is why it is so hard to get the tree up, that and the fact that we lost our house and this is the first year in our townhouse, our tree is enormous and so Jay was smart and we put it up against the wall and only put branches on the 2/3rds of the tree away from the wall. We usually have blue and silver to decorate the tree, we unfortunately left some boxes at the house, apparently the one with lights in it. My main concern was getting the box that had antique ornaments that were in it that I got from my mom that has been handed down for generations. So I guess we need to make a trip to Walmart to buy Merry Christmas...............

Friday, December 11, 2009


So apparently I am a spoiled rotten brat, my Element is AWD. All four tires do spin. I am admitting that I was wrong and thru a temper tantrum because I miss my BMW. Yes I said it. I miss a car, more than anything, I miss the 3 series. I really is well worth the money, but when there is none, what are you going to do. My tires do need to be replaced, they are low profile and the Element is much much lighter than my X5 was for sure. So I just wanted to update you all, I am officially a car snob.......and I am stuck driving a Honda......oh well, it gets me from point A to Point B, even if it is sideways and sometimes backwards. Drive safe!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

AWD my A$$

Driving today in the snow, I got stuck, not once, not twice, oh no, not even three times. FOUR TIMES! I have driven an all-wheel drive for the last 12 years, and when I got my Element after having to sadly turn my BMW in, I asked and made sure it was an all-wheel drive. The very honest salesman assured me it was. LIAR. It is a 2 wheel drive, yup, at least it's the front wheels that move, however, the car weighs nothing so I got stuck, really stuck a couple of times. The more I drive this car, the less I like it. It is very noisy, sucks to the road so you are all over the place and now it truly sucks in the snow. I really did my research too. Hmmm, I thought Honda's were supposed to be really great cars. Am I spoiled because I drove a BMW for 9 years? I don't know, but I can tell you this, I don't like my Element, but I am stuck with it. So I will suck it up. Stevi will NOT be driving this car. I don't know what I am going to do, but I guess I will figure it out. It is a great car for dogs, that's about it.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Obviously my new iphone has kept me occupied.

I'm sorry I have become one of "those" bloggers, I guess it's like missing a day of exercise, all of a sudden you are off the wagon!

can't believe I haven't blogged since October 25th, but I guess so, a lot has happened. If you look at my weekly updates, you can see how many hikes my mom and I have accomplished. We are both getting into incredible shape, the gym has become a second home for both of us and we both started to work out because out clothes were getting uncomfortable. So now since both of us need a belt or our pants will literally fall off of us, I am handing down my pants to her, and pulling all my "skinny" pants out of hiding, some of those are even too big, it's great, I can't afford to buy a new wardrobe so looks like my sewing machine may have to come out. I bought hiking pants and well, they are way too big, but I make them work.

Stevi turned 13 on the 23rd of November and a few of her friends met us at the skating rink, we had a blast, she always chooses such nice kids to hang out with. They say if you don't like your children's friends, then you probably would not like your children when they are out hanging. So that always makes me feel good.

We had the most handsome boy in the world stay with us for a few days over the Thanksgiving Holiday and he was perfect. We took him to go see a movie, which was interesting, we tried to get into Planet 51 which was sold out and ended up seeing A Christmas Carol, not really a children's movie, but when the ghosts were flying thru the air, Jack would say "Weeeeeeeee!" And that kid can eat popcorn like no other, I wonder, when I was pregnant with Jayson I could go through a large at the movies before the previews were done. I guess it is a genetic craving!

I survived Black Friday with my sister and Stevi, only I started at Midnight so I was awake for 33 hrs. Jack, Stevi and Papa let me take a nap for around 4 hours when I got home and then thanks to Jacks hugs and kisses, I was rejuvenated.

And today, Sage and Willow, Liz and my Mom came over and we had a gingerbread house building party as well as gingerbread boys and girls. It was so much fun! The girls did a great job and ate a lot of the decorations but hey , at least I didn't! So all-in-all, I am trying to get back to reality.

Oh Yeah, AND, Stevi was scouted for a travel soccer team, tried out and she made it. Practice starts on Wednesday but the season isn't until February. She is also on an indoor soccer team which just got moved up to competitive level because they were beating the other teams so badly, so we played on Saturday and when we showed up, there were some big boys on the field. We ended up getting beaten for the first time and the score was 29-0, when the boys took off their indoor jerseys, the shirts they had on underneath said "McQueen Highschool Soccer Team" The kicker, most of them drove themselves! It was unreal! They got pretty rough with the boys , excuse me, young men though, I think they were getting pretty frustrated, but they survived, Stevi has some indoor field turf burns on her arms and legs because she went down hard a couple of times, but when she realized who they got beaten by she felt better about it, I mean those boys had facial hair!!!! Geez!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Preparing for my iphone

Made the decision, now I just have to wait until my upgrade on November 8th. I am actually going to take Stevi's iphone, she wants a basic phone...(thank God!) So I will take her iphone and she wants the Samsung LG that has the slide keyboard for text messaging. I went to the Apple Store today, I needed help since I am so computer illiterate, and had them help me to merge the ical with my palm thru mobileme. It is all merged together so I am ready for the change. I was so scared I was going to lose my information since I use it for all my business and I have all my contacts for business in my palm also. So come November 8th I am ready to go. Wish me luck.......I am excited, but nervous, argh, change is scary for me as far as technology.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Next stop.......All-Stars

Saturday's game was the Championship game for 1st place. The Net Rippers were undefeated with one tie on their record, Saturdays game was tough, no points were scored and after going into overtime quarters twice they had a shoot out. Stevi was one of the chosen shooters and got her goal, but the winning goal was from Lindsay, and it was her first goal ever. She was carried off the field by the Coaches. Stevi and the team then headed over to the awards ceremony where not only did they receive their first place trophies, but they also received the "Sportsmanship" award which is the highest honor. It is voted on by all the coaches and the referees. Tonight is our first All-Stars meeting, so soccer isn't done yet, but if it's anything like her softball team was, we should make it to State, Regionals and Nationals. Good job Net Rippers!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sleeping Beauty.....

I don't get out much anymore, so last night was a big deal. Felt like I partied like a rock star. I wasn't in bed till 3 and didn't wake up until after noon today. Stevi had Cierra spend the night and since Jay wasn't feeling well, I invited my mom to come along for dinner, (I had 2 50% off entree coupons for Carrow's, don't laugh, it actually wasn't that bad) and Stevi and Cierra needed to shop for Crazy Week at Shaw, so while they walked around Summit Mall, my mom and I had a martini and a mocha latte at the Chocolate Bar, then we all went to go see Fame. The movie was ok, but I was hopped up on caffeine, so last night we got home after midnight and I stayed up and finished Season 2 of Dexter. Finally got tired after taking Black Cohosh and didn't wake up until after 12. We are going on a 10.1 mile hike tomorrow off of Hobart Rd. in Washoe Valley, the west side, so I guess it is ok that I skip exercise today, I added Ball Blast to my schedule for Wednesday, so don't worry, I am not slacking's fun, anyone want to go with me!?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Halloween Rant........

Everyone has been complaining about the price of costumes. I think I may have a solution. How about a costume co-op? Beg, Barrow, Trade or Steal? We all have tons of costumes for different age groups, some handmade, some from our closets, some store bought. Why don't we list what we have after Halloween, and the sizes and see if anyone is interested in borrowing them for the next Halloween? Then whoever borrows has the whole year to accessorize, add to or take away to make it just what they need. In just the photos I posted, I have a soccer player, a softball player, a dead sock hop girl which comes with an awesome home made poodle skirt and hula hoop, Sage is Cinderella, Guoda is Courtney Love and Jayson is Kurt Kobain. I know I can lend out stuff to be a biker, hairdresser, witch, Alice in Wonderland, The Cat in the Hat, a Candy Corn Witch, Hip Hop Dancer, ballerina, hockey player, a plug and socket set, Fat Elvis, Lisa Marie and I am sure so much more that I have forgotten, we can also mix and match, kind of check the costumes out like a library and have fun maybe do a cookie exchange one day and bring all our costumes from the past for everyone to pick through. I will post a poll for everyone to vote and if you're in, you're in!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Woe is me..... to see Jack and Chrissi.......Sad.....they leave tomorrow morning......Happy.....they will be back around Thanksgiving.......Sad......I have to wait another 6 weeks to see them........Happy....starting to feel better from the flu.......Sad....need to post-pone our hike to Thursday so I don't relapse........Happy.........Jay is working in town this week again...........Sad.....I only have two days scheduled for clients........Happy.......Stevi is at her first basketball camp today........Sad........add more to our plates..........Happy........Jayson turns 23 on Wed..........Sad.......Jayson turns 23 on Wed................

Sunday, October 11, 2009

On the Mend........

I still feel horrible, thank god for Dayquil, I am sure I had the flu but I think I slept through the worst of it yesterday, thank you Nyquil. Jack has been hanging out and playing today and we have been having lots of fun, it sure is nice to see him and Chrissi again.

On my life's list I wrote to repair rather than replace... So today I put a button on a pair of Jay's shorts, stitched a pair of my pants that had a hole in them, fixed a hole in a pillow and replaced all the buttons on my cardigan because it lost one and I couldn't find one to looks much cooler now anyways with it's small metal buttons with filigree on them, much As for beginning my book, I have 100 times in my head, but haven't had any distraction free time to actually sit and do it. I do have my character journal started.......I will get there, my first chapter has played out over and over in my head. Soon it will be on paper.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Law of Lynch

Today is the day Jack will be here, yesterday I felt like crap all day. Of course, my throat hurts, I feel like I was hit with a truck, why is it I get the flu every time I have something wonderful planned. Hopefully it is just a cold. Last night I dosed up and went to bed early, this morning, I took Nyquil (it is really hard to blog and pay attention right now) I am going back upstairs to sleep till Jack gets here, then Dayquil! I can do this! I will NOT miss out on my Jack time!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Starting a book.........

I'm starting this weekend......I have a title (the first in a series) I have a character list, a main character, a plot and climax, as well as an ending. I am going to finally start writing a book. I am hoping it will work into a series. Although the characters will be fictional, I will be using my experiences as a hairdresser, platform artist and life experiences as ideas for the different story lines. It will take place in Reno, and other places I have gone doing hair shows. The main character is young, fun, sweet but also a bit of a wild child. She is single, carefree and at times, a bit naive and reckless but thinks she can handle herself in all situations. I am hoping for this to be a suspenseful and funny look into the world of hairdressing and being young while trying to live life to it's fullest. Cross your fingers for me! Are you ready for the ride?..............

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Bad Sister.......

Yup, That would be me, the "Bad" sister. In more ways than one.
Steve turned 39 on the 4th, of course I sent him a card in the mail so he would get it before his birthday, and of course I called on his birthday. I was invited to his house for dinner that night, but I was having some serious stomach issues and since it is flu season, I didn't want to take a chance on infecting anybody, I was unsure if I was sick, or had a bad latte'. So instead, I invited him to lunch, he and I have occasional lunch dates, I usually pick him up from work or sometimes we go to breakfast or coffee. Steve is mentally challenged so does not drive. For today's lunch date, I told him I would pick him up at 1:30 and take him to BJ's knowing that he has probably never had a chance to eat there. He was really has probably been 3 months since we have had one of our dates for some one on one sister-brother time.

Today, my Mom and I did the Pilate's class at Achieve and ran some errands..I had to get Gold Bond-a-weave to do Stevi's hair after we had lunch. After class we are always famished so we went to En Soul grabbed the weave glue I needed then headed over to Big Ed's to eat lunch, after all, it was already 1:30 and we were STARVING!, as we ordered our lunch and sat and enjoyed out Diet Soda's, my phone rang....I wasn't going to check it, I just wanted to eat, but thankfully I was Steve..the message was, "I thought we had a date today, but maybe I'm wrong, or I hope you are ok, Ok Lisa call me back please."
Yup I am a jerk........It is in my phone, right after our exercise class so I won't forget, but I did. I blew it off, left my baby brother hanging, starving, sad and confused. I called him after I got Stevi to soccer practice and rescheduled for next Thursday for breakfast at 9.....even put the alarm on my phone. Did I mention I feel terrible about this? I don't get to see my brother enough as it is, he's not working much and has been having a challenging time lately. I know he doesn't have a lot to look forward to and we really enjoy our little "dates" we have together. It bothered me the whole time I ate my hamburger.....horrible huh? I still haven't gotten over it, I feel guilty about it. I know these things happen but because my brother is "special" I try to make sure I have special time with him because I think it is so important. I will definitely make it up to him, and when I called tonight and called him back at lunch, he sounded a little down. It could be my guilt making him sound that way, or not.......argh!