and then she said...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

No 911 calls

Well, the day after shopping went by with no problems. Unlike the riots in Florida, Michigan shopping was fine. No women beating up men for a toy or anything!! This was by far the best year of shopping ever. I got everything on my list and my mom got almost everything. It helps if you leave your house at 4 am. And all the fun you have from running from store to store keeps you awake. The only time I got tired was waiting for over an hour and half in line at Best Buy. Which wouldn't of been that bad if a 25 year old boy wouldn't of been behind me talking about the Xbox 360 stuff that he was buying and how he didn't yet have a Xbox 360, but he would be ready whenever he actually would be able to get one. Ok, seriously? And if I wouldn't of heard him talk about this for the whole time, it probably wouldn't of been so bad. But I did survive. And had so much fun with my mom. It was the best day I have had in a very long time.

The whole 4 day weekend was actually quite great. Thursday involved much laying around in sweats and getting ready to do the shopping the next day. Of course, Friday was shopping. Saturday my Best friends had her very first party as a Mary Kay Consultant. It went really well and was super fun. I think she will do great. If you live in the Lansing, Michigan area and need a Mary Kay consultant, go to her website. And Sunday was again mostly spent in lounge clothes, however, I also got all my Christmas decorating done. My son, Jacob, loves to help with that stuff. I let him put most of the ornaments on the tree this year. He thought that was pretty cool.

So, I hope all had a great, long, relaxing weekend.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope all have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your four day weekend (if you have one).

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Holidays and Shopping is my favorite time of year. Even though fall usually begins my favorite time of year and we did not have a fall this year. Only a 3 day work week for me and the a 4 day weekend. I love the Holidays. And this Friday, yes the day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, I will be one of the crazy people shopping. It is more of a tradition then anything else. And this year - I found someone to watch my son. How awesome. Because, as other boys, he HATES shopping. So my wonderful best friend is taking him overnight on Thursday, so we can get up before the crack of dawn and go shopping. It is so nuts - but my mom and me, we have a blast and it is nice to just spend some time together. We are not the people who you see running for stuff and grabbing it out of peoples hand. We just go shopping, like it was any other day. Of course, we usually have to take two vehicles to fit everything in - but other then that - like any other shopping day. So a day of shopping without hearing, are. we. going. yet. And the only thing I have to do, because she will not take money from me, is help her with her very first Mary Kay party. Which I absolutely love to do. So she definately is getting the raw end of the deal here.

So Thursday it is relaxing and eating, Turkey, one of my favorites and then a day of shopping. It is fun - no really it is. Although this year will be hard, my son does not need anything. So it is fun to try no to buy him stuff that he really doesn't need. But I will and probably way to much, which is why he has too much already.

Well, I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving, gobble gobble!!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Family Fun Night...

I was once so excited about my son starting Kindergarten. I was so excited I join the PTO to be a super mom. Well, let me tell ya, I have gotten into a situation that is horrible for me. I am a yes man, when someone asks me to do something I have a hard time saying no. I feel guilty. Then I take on too much and get mad, mostly at myself. Well, tonight is a "Family Fun Night" at his school for the PTO. We sold raffle tickets to give away money and are doing the drawing tonight, but one of the other PTO members thought it would be fun if we have other give aways and door prizes on top of this. So as I approached many of my towns business to get "donations" it wasn't bad. People were very giving, especially McDonald's and Domino's Pizza. But after going to many many business I kept getting phone call from a couple other members of the PTO to ask me to do more more more more. So tonight I get to pick up the drinks from McDonald's, which they donated along with cups, and then take my child to the school early to help set up. And don't get me wrong, it isn't that I do not want to do this stuff. It is that there are 101 children at this school and guess how many parents on the PTO, around 7. 7 parents out of what at least 150 parents. How sad is that? We actually did a survey on what would be the best way to collect money for the school and one parent put on there, "Something that takes as little effort as possible." I was so mad. It is for their children, it buys books and activities for them. I say for that parent, write a check, and make it big.

So anyhow, that is my night. I feel so exhausted sometimes. My son had Strep last week, being a single mom I had to stay home with him, which caused me to work nights when my mom could watch him. Then I had to get caught up at home over the weekend on the stuff you miss when you are not home at night, ok mainly my DVR'd shows, by also housework. Then this week had been quite hectic, I really don't know why, but it really had. And the shopping for Christmas starts soon. Although, my son needs nothing. However, I will be buying him stuff and my mom will be buying stuff, oh and Santa will be buying stuff. Too much.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Since Mel did such a nice list, I though it would be fun. We will see if I can actually list 100 things about myself.

1. I am the baby in my family, but taller then my sister.
2. I once intended to be a school counselor, but only got my associates degree.
3. I stopped going to college when I got married.
4. I am now happily divorced.
5. I never thought having a child would be so wonderful and at the same time so fustrating.
6. My mom tried to tell me this...I didn't listen.
7. I pierced my ears when I was young, but no longer wear earrings.
8. I think I am allergic to anything being in my ear.
9. I love jewlery, but rarely wear it.
10. My best friend and I have been friends since I was 5.
11. Most of my friends have not been good friends to me.
12. A lot of the friends that are the best to me I found later in life.
13. My mom is one of my best friends.
14. The TV is also one of my best friends.
15. Along with Dishnetwork and DVR.
16. I love celebrity gossip.
17. I love gossip in general.
18. I have lost and gained more weight then any one ever should.
19. I would like to loss weight right now.
20. I have a "top 5 list" for men and women.
21. If Ms. Jolie had bigger boobs she would be my perfect women.
22. I am not gay, even though the way I talk about women you might think so.
23. My nickname in high school was Itzagood, not because that was the name of the pizza shop I worked at, but because I gave good "head".
24. I was proud of my nickname, not embarrassed in the slightest.
25. I don't know if I want more children, but I would love to be pregnant again.
26. Ok, I can't believe I am going to admit this, but I have not had sex since I left my ex-husband.
27. By the by, that was almost 4 years ago.
28. I would really like to have a boyfriend and most important sex, soon.
29. I love reading blogs, but do not keep up on mine.
30. Mostly because I have no idea how do anything with it but post.
31. I have also not made out with anyone in 4 years.
32. I would also like to do that again.
33. I only drink alcohol about 2 time a year.
34. I probably wouldn't care if I enter drank alcohol again.
35. I smoked for 10 years.
36. I still smoke sometimes when I drink.
37. Because it make me a little high and it is legal.
38. I make a list of "things to do" everyday at work.
39. I make a list everytime I travel, so I do not forget anything.
40. I have a grocery list pad on my frig.
41. I love to cook.
42. I love to bake, espically at Christmas.
43. My favorite holiday is Christmas, since I have had my son.
44. My favorite shopping is for others, espically my son.
45. My favorite food is Mexican.
46. My sons favorite and my second is Chinese (american-ized)
47. My favorite color is green.
48. I do not like to read.
49. Unless it is to my son, which we do every night.
50. My child's smile is the best thing in the world to me.
51. His tears are the saddest.
52. I would love for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to build me a house.
53. I have more DVDs then anyone should.
54. I love Disney. No I mean I love love love it. It is probably not right.
55. My complete christmas tree is Disney.
56. I have Disney small appliances.
57. As you might already be able to tell, I can not spell.
58. Back to Disney, I am glad I had a child so I have an excuse to go to and then buy all Disney movies.
59. My favorite thing to do is stay in my jammies all day watching movies.
60. I basically had the same hair style forever.
61. I cut it short once.
62. I hated it.
63. I also started putting highlights in it about 4 years ago.
64. I love them.
65. I use to never have more then 4 pair of shoes.
66. I now have more then my closest can handle.
67. I still wear about 4 pairs of them most of the time.
68. I am a worrier.
69. I probably should be on medication for it.
70. I love to host parties.
71. I should do it professionally.
72. I am uncomfortable around a lot of people.
73. I would like to go back to school.
74. I am not sure what I want to go back to school for.
75. I think maybe a nurse.
76. I know I do not want to do what I am doing now.
77. I am a billing specialist at a law firm.
78. I thought lawyers were crooks till I worked with them.
79. I do not like to wear shoes and prefer to be barefoot.
80. I also do not like slippers, unless I am very cold.
81. I would like a breast lift and reduction.
82. Although, I feel my boobs are my best feature.
83. I am a good friend.
84. But can be your worst enemy.
85. I do not forgive and forget easily.
86. I am a push over for those that I love.
87. Some take advantage of this.
88. As a child, my mom cut all my hair off, it was called an Indian cut.
89. Think of how attractive that was.
90. I think that is why I cannot cut my hair short.
91. I have a hard time sitting still.
92. I feel there is always something that can be cleaned.
93. Or baked.
94. I am still bitter about my childhood.
95. My parents were separated for 6 years.
96. They never got divorced.
97. I live with them now.
98. I had a beatiful home.
99. I can not wait to have a home again.
100. I love LISTS!

I would link Mel's blog to this, but as I said I have not idea how.