Wednesday, November 26, 2008

VB: Take 3

I arrived at Bay Point yesterday in the early afternoon. I checked in a got settled in my room. I ran to the mall and found a great dress that I *need*....

Ry and Joseph got here this morning around 1am. I am so glad they came. I had the best time with them.

This is a really boring post for a really great day....Sorry - I am tired. Too many Bourbons and Mimosas.....


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Vacation a Buffet: Take Two

So this is a combo entry....More info on my vacation as well as a 10 on Tuesday, oh and a promise. I am promising to blog every day from now until next Monday. All of my vacation days....

Here is a summary of yesterday and Sunday.
  • C and I went hunting for a Christmas tree for his house. We heard that Garden Ridge had trees for $25 and we got excited....but wait, they were liars. They had something for $25 but no way in h-e-double hockey sticks would it pass as a Christmas tree for us!
  • Ha Ha - it is kinda sad but Sunday really only needs one bullet point! The rest of the day we watched football and snoozed.


  • C didn't have an appointment until 11a so we stayed in bed extra long and then got up and ate Cinnamon rolls. He is a pro at those!
  • I went over to Bec's to see the kiddos and we had a fun time. We ate a Fazoli's and went to Wal-Mart! PaR-TaY! Lukers was being silly. He fixed my hair and then he didn't want me to leave when it was time for me to go. Apparently today he is asking where I am and if he gets to see me today. No, Lukers - tomorrow. Tomorrow we will all be at the beach together. You may see me then!
  • Last night we watched Wall-E - it was adorable and we also watched 300. I really liked 300. Go figure....I hadn't seen it yet because of all the violence and it was a movie that I really enjoyed!

Ok! Now for the Ten on Tuesday: 10 things about about my vacation so far

10. Flying out of Bluegrass Airport....Rocks. No wait anywhere! I had only one super cute family in front of my in line at the check-in counter. At the security checkpoint, the people were super nice. Check out that southern hospitality!

9. Tiny planes suck. I was in row 12....which was the very last row in the tiny plane I was flying in. I did get to sit next to an awesome Golden Girl. She was a sweet pea. She asked me if I was in college and complimented me on how young I look. Woohoo!

8. At the Atlanta Airport, in Terminal D....The bathrooms are really clean (or appear to be). I seriously considered hanging in my stall rather than coming to these airport seats....

7. I am very pleased with my Starbucks Espresso Truffle drink. I know that Starbucks is Starbucks - but you do have to have a little bit of talent to make the drinks spectacular!

6. It is cold in this airport. I got way too hot on my last flight - ie my back got super sweaty - so now I am chillin.

5. There is a young girl breastfeeding next to me. Wow! Motherhood is amazing and I am proud of her for not being shy about the wonder of life. Also, her little boy's name is Killian.

4. I applied for a new job today while I was waiting for my flight out of Bluegrass. I am really excited about it and I hope it works out. It will be a very scary change of pace - but I like scary.

3. C took care of me this weekend. I love that about him. I had a headache yesterday and he adviled me, and watered me, and took care of me. He even did my laundry. KEEPER.

2. About him being a keeper....Can I keep him for real? How did I end up with this boy? Aunt J needs a serious pat on the back.

1. I really wish he was with me right now. I know we need to be with our families....but goodness a whole week apart is going to be a pill. I miss him already and I love him so much.



Sunday, November 23, 2008

Vacation - A Buffet - Take One

People!  I am on vacation!

Currently I am in Lexington enjoying some pre-vacation relaxation.  Here's a list of all the goodness so far:

  • I arrived around 10am - Turkey and I colored and chatted a bit.  "I am going to get the crowns so that we may color together", "May you help me find my Strawberry Shortcake coloring book?", "We can't give up - If we work together we'll find it", "We used teamwork".  Good stuff kids, good stuff.
  • I finally went to see the Dark Knight.  It was good.  But, it was way too long.  They could have made it 2 movies.  But I enjoyed it because the popcorn was delish and there was lots of cuddling.
  • We made appetizers for dinner.  Homemade mozzarella sticks and wings.  C had wings and I had meat-free/soy-free nuggets with buffalo sauce.  Oh, and when I say we - I mean he.  He always does the cooking.
Oh here he comes with the cinnamon rolls for breakfast....Gotta run!


Friday, November 21, 2008


Go see it.  Best movie I have seen in a while. 


Go to bed!  It will make tomorrow come faster.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Posting from my Blackberry

I am testing out posting from my blackberry....I am working an event for the new device today....this is my 3rd event and quite possibly the most lame. More later.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Not so wonderful Wednesday

10 things that are not so great about me:

10.  I am lazy.  I would rather sleep than do much else.
9.  I am a terrible overeater.  I have to fight my bottomless pit syndrome.
8.  I have severe seasonal effective disorder.  I hate the winter when it gets dark at 5pm.
7.  I like to work alone.  I am not much of a team player.
6.  Since I have been cheated on - I tend to be a lot nutty and sensitive.
5.  I am addicted to my cell phone.
4.  I am addicted to the internet.
3.  I like expensive things, but I tend to be cheap.
2.  I am not funny.
1.  I can be a huge bitch.


Shopping with Norma

I went shopping today with my Mama.  We like going to Kohl's because we just got one here in town.  I didn't find a single thing that I wanted to buy.  That is very good.  

I learned today that C likes very traditional Christmas decorations.  White lights and antique looking ornaments.  I really like gawdy Christmas decorations.  Lots of color and glitter and whatnot.  Uh oh.


Monday, November 17, 2008

If I only had the nerve....

If I only had the nerve, I would send this to them.....

Dear B and RA,
I just wanted to have an opportunity to speak my peace with you both.  I know this is written so I am not really speaking but that is a technicality.  Brad's birthday is coming 3 days.  I talked with him today and he said that he didn't think he was going to bring his girlfriend to the family dinner because he wants to ease them into the family.  You know what?!?  You all need to get off your high-horse.  So-freaking-what you all have been married and faithful for approximately one hundred and fifty years (Just to be a huge bitch I will say this - how do you know that you have both been faithful??  Bob smoked and hid that from the family, um that is lying, if you would lie about that - why not lie about sleeping with your best friend??).  You are Christian people (or you call yourselves that) and you need to learn to forgive and forget and to stop judging people.  Your family spends more time in the day judging and making fun of other people than you do breathing!  Brad and Shaundra did the wrong thing, yes.  But, you know what?  They are in love.  They are so in love - it is pretty disgusting for me - but I tolerate it because I just want them to be happy.  Everyone deserves to be happy.  How on earth do you ever expect for them to feel like they need to find a church and be involved with God when people like you (devout Church-going-Christians) cannot love them even with all their baggage.  They didn't even do anything to you!  Oh my God, Brad stained your family reputation - you know what - lots of people think you all are less than perfect....and you are!  No One is perfect except Jesus.  Get over it.  Jesus will love you more for forgiving your son and loving he and his new family more than he will if you spend all your time judging them for their misgivings.  

I have been able to begin to forgive Brad and Shaundra - it has been hard - I am not going to deny it - but I know that all things are meant to be and all things are planned by God.  He has his hand in all this "mess".  Maybe just maybe Brad will be a great father to those little girls.  Maybe just maybe Brad will love Shaundra better than he could ever love me.  Maybe just maybe you're right - it seems that you were right way back in high school when you tried to tell Brad I wasn't good enough for him.  Let me tell you what - I was good enough....I just wasn't the right one.  I was the one who showed Brad how to love, because you didn't teach him the right way.  I was the one who began to show Brad what it means to be responsible, because you didn't show him how - you just took care of things for him and then swept them under the rug.  Sweeping things under the rug does not make them go away!  It makes them add up until you have a giant lump under the rug that eventually gets tripped over.  

I am mad at Shaundra and Brad - but when I hear of all the things that Brad does for her that he would never do for me - I understand.  When I see them together now, I know.  I know it just wasn't right for Brad and I.  We had our time and now it has past, and that is fine. 

I am so very happy now, not that you care one tiny little bit.  Not even once have you thought to reach out and ask if I am ok - but I am.  I am great as a matter of fact.  I have stumbled across a man that I feel is the right one.  He has saved me from the absolute hell that you have put me through for the last 10 years and the hell that Brad and Shaundra have put me through for the last couple years.  He treats me better than I deserve.  I don't have to try to become someone I am not to appeal to him.  I don't have to be Shaundra to be loved.  I can just be me.  AND - my family can just be themselves too.  Not once has he felt the need to pass judgment on my family.  I recently met his mom and you know what?  She liked me.  She liked me, even though I come with quite a bit of baggage and damage.  What a wonderful feeling.  I am sure there will be a time when she and I don't see eye to eye - but you two never even gave me the chance to get there.  You never allowed me into your family the way I wanted to be.  I tried so very hard to be the person that you all thought I should be.  I lost myself in trying to become someone you would approve of.  

Please don't damage another life the way you damaged mine.  Yes, Brad and Shaundra did the wrong thing, but it just isn't your place.  Just love them and the girls as much as you can.  Don't judge her.  She is a nice girl, who made a couple bad decisions, but it looks like those bad decisions panned out for she and your son.  They are happy.  Just be happy for them.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hope Floats

"...beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, it's the middle that counts the most.  You need to remember that when you find yourself at the beginning - just give hope a chance to float up.  And it will too."

Bad Dog

Dori was really really awful today.  After lunch she went into the backyard and cornered a rabbit.  She didn't know what to do with the rabbit so she was just digging at it and barking in a horrible tone.  I was upstairs changing and heard her.  I thought she was hurt so I rushed downstairs and outside to find her with a bunny cornered.  Bad Dog.  I ushered her back into the house and upstairs.  She continued the awful behavior.  She begged and begged to go back outside.  Bad Dog.  I ended up putting her into her crate for a puppy nap.  Bad Dog.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Talking on the phone

I just talked on the phone with the Little Turkey for almost 30 minutes.  

She told me that she has a friend named Rachel too and that her dad burped.  I said "ew, that is gross" and she said  "no it's funny to burp" and that he did it twice and that "boys and girls burp".  I also talked to a puppy for a couple minutes, but I couldn't understand much of what the puppy said....then Turkey came back and said "I'm back".  She has the silliest imagination.  I asked her to write her name for me and she said "um, ok, I am doing it...2 Ls...a circle...done!"  Love her.  C took a picture of her talking to me on the phone.  I have seen the photos but I don't have a copy.  I will add it when I can.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Life and Time

Yesterday I was in Kentucky for a work event.  I am very excited about a potential opportunity in Lexington, aka closer to C.  There is a gal there who will be moving back to Pennsylvania as soon as she can find a job there.  Her job is a sales position and it is very exciting.  I hope something will pan out for me.


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Wal-Mart sucks.

I just got home from Wal-Mart.  Here are all the things they did that ticked me off:
  • They were out of Wal-Mart brand shells and cheese.
  • They were out of fat free Premium saltines.
  • The price of a 4-pack of Rockstar has gone from $5.96 to $7.04 .
  • The pharmacy closed right as I was walking up to buy some behind the counter cold medicine.
  • When I got home, I poured myself a big cup of Seltzer water - oh yeah, after it sprayed all over me.  



I spent all night last night sleeping in bits and pieces.  I was having nightmares that B was cheating on me with S.  I used to have these dreams and I would wake up and just feel horrible now I wake up and it's true.  It doesn't feel horrible - it just feels annoying.  Get out of my dreams people!  You have no right to invade.  I should be dreaming about C and the Caribbean and sex.  Not you.   Thanks K-Bye.


Hunting and a Baby Shower

It is lonely while he's hunting.  And, last I talked to him - he hasn't gotten anything.  That's a bummer.  

On the other hand - I went to Rachel's baby shower yesterday.  She was kind enough to let me take a picture of her belly with my fisheye lens.  It makes her belly look gigantic!  I love it!

Here is a photo of all us gals too....


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Humane Society - You annoy me.

Tonight I went over to the Humane Society with my parents to meet their new dog, Zippo.  The people who volunteer/work there are kind of awful.  Their attitudes were really off putting to me.  The young gal who was talking to us was almost talking down to my parents and I.  Maybe I was reading too much into it but it was ticking me off.  

We are adopting a dog that is crate trained but not potty trained, will walk on a leash but pulls and jumps constantly, and who is adorable and sweet.  Her behavior is really rude but she is sweet as sugar.  I hope she is a good doggie for my parents - but even if she isn't - we will love her!