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!