Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Icy Storm 2009

So.... This weekend I came to Lexington to see C and the Turkey.

We had a really good time all weekend and on Sunday (as mentioned before) we went to Ikea and while in Cincy - it started to snow. All blizzary-like. We got home and I decided to stay since it was pretty late. I said I would drive home Monday afternoon. Monday, I worked all day - until around 630p - and again, decided...I will drive home tomorrow. I was thinking I could take a long lunch and drive home...Anywho! I totally got iced in. I haven't left the house in 2 days, well technically 3 days. I only left the house on Monday to run to Papa Murphy's and it was only for a couple minutes because um, they were closed.

There has been a lot of work. Surprisingly, I have gotten a lot of work done. There has also been a lot of Nick Jr. Lots of Dora, Diego, Ki Lan....Lots of Disney. Turkey has been here for a couple nights and a couple days. It has been super awesome. We colored. We snuggled. We played memory. We put on fake makeup. We laughed at C every time he tooted. this post is boring and backward. Not much to tell I guess.


PS - these words just came out of my mouth: "Why does your penis always have to be involved?" Now....Here's the scenario. C and I are making chili tonight. His cayenne pepper expired in 2000. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? He said "oh come on!" and I said "Look at the color difference, babe!" and he said "look at the color of my penis!" and then I said what I said.... He is 12, I think. But I love every second of it. I can't wait to see what else is coming. We laugh too much I think.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Kitchen Shopping

Today C and I went IKEA to pick up some lightbulbs and lint rollers. I never found the lint rollers, FAIL, but we had a delightful time picking out the perfect kitchen.

Our perfect kitchen has antique stained cabinets and a multi-colored neutral countertop that has both tan, darker brown, and black. It has a corner sink with a professional spraying faucet. We want double convection ovens set side by side, a microwave under the counter (tucked away nicely), and a cooktop with 4 or 6 gas burners and a grill (this is not from IKEA). All the appliances will be stainless. We want a large island with plenty of workspace and a deep sink and bar. Ideally we will have plenty of room to work together and space for our children to help us or watch from the bar...maybe doing homework or coloring.

I am so excited to see all these dreams come true.


Friday, January 23, 2009

What I'm listening to

Right now I am totally digging Josh Radin. C found one of his songs on itunes a while back and we both loved it (still do), so I decided to download the whole cd and it is great. The cd is called Simple Times and it is a must hear. Also, one of his songs was featured on BONES last night.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Imagination Land

Today I spent a lot of time in Imagination Land. I made up all sorts of fun plans for a wedding.

  • Friends and family only.
  • 60 handmade invites found on Etsy.
  • Red Wine
  • Garden Party feeling party, but in the fall
  • Great favors
  • The Turkey running around with baby's breath in her hair
  • A kids table with candy jars and coloring books
  • cute 4 top or 6 top tables to enhance the garden party feeling
  • delicious appetizers ala barefoot contessa

More to come.



Facebook Status

I just talked to my friend Trevor. He told me a funny story about he and his wife Sasha.

They are both on facebook - Sasha requests that Trevor confirms their status as "married to Trevor".... He thinks about it and denies her with a note that he will not confirm this until she has sex with him.

This irritates Sasha somewhat so she holds out a while then finally gives in. Once they have completed this required deed - she says - so, will you confirm our relationship now? No, says Trevor, I'm too tired.

*Names have been changed to protect those involved*

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Probably the most two-faced person ever

Me.  I have this problem with really really disliking people but just being as sweet as sugar to them.  I just realized this today when I was messaging my boss.  On the inside, I am all rotten and upset.  I am upset that I have been left out of the "New Year Events".  We have 4.  They are to give people pats on the back for last year and pump up everyone for the upcoming year.  In the past I have been fully involved in the event.  This year - not so much.  This year, I have totally gotten the cold shoulder from my bosses and whatnot.  It is irritating.  I want to help.  I want to be involved.  I want to get to hang with my team.  

I have a strong feeling the reason I am getting the cold shoulder is because I applied for a new job.  It's so high school.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Yesterday I interviewed for a new job.  It is a job that will be a huge change for me.  It's a sales job.  Big Change.  I would be commission paid.  Big Change.  It is in Kentucky.  Big Change.  Wonderful Change.  I can't wait to make all these changes.  


Monday, January 12, 2009

The dress I chose....


Ok, so here is the dress I chose...but it is going to be very very cold on Thursday - so I am not sure that I will wear it at all.  Maybe I can wear it with tights and closed toes....I really don't want to.


Pregnant Shopping when I am not Pregger....

I just hit Wal-Mart and I bought some odd things....  Here is the list:

  • Chix nuggets - meatless nuggets
  • Chix patties - meatless patties
  • Pineapple sherbet
  • Pineapple Juice concentrate (2)
  • Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 2 Cartons of light soy milk
  • baby carrots
  • 2 cans of Artichokes
  • a large can of mandarin oranges
It's worse than I thought....


It won't be the same next year

How Turkey says this: Fwosty 'da snowman.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dress Shopping

Why is it so hard for me to find a dress? All I need is a casual, slightly sexy dress for a work event. I just spent around 3 hours at the mall hunting for something and I found nothing. I spend less time than that looking for a prom dress back in high school gee whiz! If it was appropriate I would just wear one of those! Also, how fun would it be to have formal events to go to as adults! I want to go to a ball or a black tie wedding soon.... Maybe I should start looking for a fabulous event like that!


Friday, January 9, 2009

Washing the dirty off...

I just got a phone call from a friend. She was crying and said "hi, I'm freaking out and I know I just need to breathe but I just read on Yahoo that CC might be closing and liquidating which means me too...". So, I grew big balls too fast and said "hang on"....

I work for the same place as her and happen to work for a biggish big-wig who tends to know everything about everything - so I popped out of my chair and knock knocked on big-wig's office door. "Can I ask you a quick question?". "Mmmm Hmmmm". "I am on the phone with my friend who works at CC and is stressed that she's gonna lose her job in a week, help!" *strained smile* "what are you talking about?". "The CC bankruptcy" "well we'll absorb those employees, that person needs to talk to their boss.". "Well, she is a boss and her boss isn't returning her calls. All of her employees are panicing and she doesn't know how to respond".

Long story short: we didn't get an answer and I feel like I need to wash the dirty off of me. I feel like I went in to talk to an authority figure and I was blown off and looked at in a condecending manner and really if we can't talk to those in charge who should we talk to. And don't we work here bc of job security? That's why I work here. I totally understand there are some things that can't be shared but all I really was looking for was a heartfelt "it'll all be alright". Can't you give that to me?


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hugs as foreplay?

Yesterday I was on the phone with AB and my mom got in the car and promptly this convo ensued:

Mom:  Tell C that I miss that Turkey.
Frootie!:  It's not C, it's AB.
Mom: Oh well tell her if she was here I would hug her...
at the same time in my ear
AB:  Tell her I phone hug her.
Frootie!:  HAHA you 2 just said the same things to each other....

LOL - this is funny for 2 reasons.  One, AB is not a touchy feely kinda gal and Two, this convo happened today at dinner:

AB to DB:  I phone hugged Normy yesterday.
DB to us:  Oh, so that is like phone sex foreplay?
Frootie!:  Since when is hugging considered foreplay?  If I hug you - is that foreplay?  I think not!  I mean, unless it's naked hugging....which wouldn't happen with you DB, sorry...
DB:  Well, who knows what Normy was wearing?
Frootie!:  I do!  She was in the backseat of my car!  Ew!
DB:  Well, I'm just saying....


Food - a love/hate relationship

Why does the food I love not love me back? Today, I went to paradise for lunch with my 'el secreto friendo'. I had a 1/2 albacore tuna sandwich and a small bowl of fire roasted tomato soup...and now I am dying. Honestly - when I ordered I thought "you're gonna regret this later", but I didn't think it would be this bad! Also, it isn't just crazy seems like I have days that no matter what I eat, I have a terrible upset tummy before it's all said and done. I know I have a meat issue so I avoid that, but what's next?

Maybe I need to do some sort of cleanse diet. But, on the other hand I don't want to be miserable while cleansing either! What a predicament!


Monday, January 5, 2009

Gooshy Christmas Lists between the Ex's Girlfriend and Frootie! ...

Adapted from an email exchange on Dec 19 and Dec 22.

Frootie!: What do you want for Christmas?

Shaundra:  .....Remember the last time Brad met my Dad?  He was drunk and had one testicle hanging out of his cut off jean shorts - my dad not Brad LOL :-).  What could a drunk Christmas bring at the W's?  Then I have been told I will be spending some time with the S's which I am still a little nervous about.

As for Christmas I want my mom and sister to laugh a bunch and for us to play some stupid games that make the kids giggle.  I want Mak to sit on my lap when she opens her presents Christmas morning.  I want K to love everything she gets and feel super loved by everyone in her life.  (She put "love" on her Christmas list)  I want to eat too much but not gain a pound.  I want to take a bunch of pictures.  I want Brad to feel super loved when he opens his presents from the girls and I.  I want you to feel real loved when you open your presents from C.  I want to get to spend some time with my boyfriend.  :-)  I just want us all to be super happy.  :-)

Oh and a couple pair of Big Fat Wool Socks and a love note would be awesome too!  LOL

How about you?  What's on your list?

Frootie!:  All of your ideas for Christmas sound good to me too.  I would also like these things (in no particular order):  I want to fall asleep in the big chair at Aunt Jackie's with my belly full of red wine.  I want my dogs to be good so I can relax and not freak out the whole time I am at C's.  I want to hear the Turkey say "Um, Hilwe" about a million times.  I want to play loaded questions and laugh at every one's answers and color a whole coloring book full of pictures with Turkey.  I want to help Turkey with her "A" of now it looks more like a "Q".  I want my Grandpa to pray over dinner for 10 minutes and my Dad to announce at the end "that was good".  I want to drink a couple beers and listen to Dave tell stories.  I want Luke to love his trees that Aunt Frootie! got him and Sydney to rub her mommy's belly and talk to her little brother and then giggle.  I want to go to Mom's on New Year's Day and bring the Turkey with us - and eat broccoli casserole.  I want to be part of something bigger than we are.  I want to go to Midnight Mass at St Luke's and see Luke and Emma in their pjs, Luke singing and Emma gazing around at all the candles.  I want to feel the love and meaning of Christmas and praise God for all the blessings he has rained down on all of us this year.  It is going to be amazing, I just know it.

As for gifts - C and I aren't really exchanging gifts because we are saving for an Alaskan Cruise.  I did buy him a book he wants and a marshmallow gun to play with, just so he will have some gifts to open.  I don't really want anything that can be put in a box.  I want to not have to leave him anymore.  It just gets harder every time.


meeting a new baby

I have no concept at all of what it must be like to be a new mom. I went over to Rachel and Jeff's to meet brand new baby Helen last night and it was unfathomable to me....Rachel wasn't pregnant anymore! This baby we have been waiting on for so long was here and it felt like she has always been here. She is a very pleasant baby, just a doll and a lovebug. I am so glad she's here for us all to spoil and love BUT how does it feel to grow one of those things and then all the sudden have it be "real" and alive and needing to be cared for....

I want one. So I can learn.


Sunday, January 4, 2009


All I want to do right now is go meet Helen! I am on my way and the interstate is closed. Good gracious!

Friday, January 2, 2009


This year I have a couple resolutions...
1.  Eat less crap.  Less Taco Bell.  Less Mt Dew.  Less french fries.
2.  Eat more healthy alternatives.  More roasted sweet potatoes.  More roasted carrots.  More vegan pepperoni.  More homemade hummus with jalapenos.  
3.  Drink more Red Wine.  Find one I love.
4.  Eat more Sushi.  Whenever I want it.
5.  Have as much sex as I can possibly fit into my schedule.
6.  Try my hardest not to gain back the weight I have lost.....Unless I am making a baby.....
7.  Oh, about that.....Maybe I can make a baby this year.

*Number 7 will throw all my resolutions out the window.....  except 2 and 5.  Oh well, babies are awesome.  And I want one.


These are the days

I have been at C's house for the last several days.  It is going to be so hard to leave him and go back home.  

Today we spent most of the day in bed.  It was the kind of day I would love to have at least once a week.  We got up and let the dogs out earlyish and then he made breakfast.  I had an egg and he had eggs and bacon.  We then showered and got back in bed.  We napped and watched Food Network - I have no complaints.  It was great.  Then, I remembered that we had ice cream in te freezer, so I ate a giant bowl!  Amazing.