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Say you moved to a new town and you were looking for a job. In this crappy job market, Someone you know (me) gives you an “in” for a job from one of that someone’s (my) friend.

All you have to do is fill out the application online and you’ll get an interview. Wouldn’t you think you’d be on top of that? Do it as soon as humanly possible? Not wait 2 days… and even after you are asked if you did it… Because someone’s friend asked if you did it- Go Freaking do it!!! Yeesh!

Obviously she doesn’t want a job that bad.

Sorry. I had to vent.



Happy the-day-after Thanksgiving!

It was a busy, but very nice day for us! My parents and sister were here. My hubby is home for a whole week!

I spent a lot of time yesterday thinking about all that I am thankful for:

-my wonderful husband
-my crazy wonderful kids
– my amazing parents
-my sister
-my brother
-my brother-in-law
-my nieces and nephews
-my 2 bff’s
-all of my friends new and old and on FB ūüôā
– that my husband has a job, even though it takes him away from us quite often
– that my husband has a job that allows me to stay at home with the kids
– the roof over our heads and the food on the table
– our dog
– health

Those are the important ones anyway.

I hope everyone had as wonderful a day as we did.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Forgive & Forget? Not so easy.

I’m having a hard time letting go of some anger.

It’s kind of stupid I guess, but my feelings were very hurt.

As you know, my birthday was a couple of weeks ago.

Two things happened that really upset me, and I can’t quite let it go.

It probably makes me seem selfish, but at the same time it was two very important people in my life that¬†I¬†expected more out of… which I guess is my fault for having expectations… which is why it makes it seem selfish & probably stupid. But my feelings were hurt, so it’s not that stupid. Does that even make any sense?


1. My brother didn’t call/text/Facebook/email or¬†anything on my birthday. And it’s not like it’s some random month of the year where he might forget…. my birthday is 5 days before his.¬† Just a text would have been nice. Seriously. Even when we don’t take very often it’s the one week out of the year that we always talk to each other twice. And I got big, fat, nothing.¬† I don’t know what’s going on in his world. I called him on his birthday (much to my chagrin) , left a message and of course he didn’t call back.

2. I havent talked to my Las Vegas BFF¬†in quite a while. She’s always really busy with work, and now the new boyfriend. I guess I expected more out of her, being my BFF and all… She¬†left for a 3 week trip abroad a day or 2 before my birthday. It seems that all I rated was a text message from the plane when she¬†had already flown to NYC.¬† That really hurt my feelings too.¬† And now she’s back and is supposed to call me tonight and I just can’t stop being mad.

I know if I voice either of these things to the people involved, I’m going to sound like a complete idiot. I know I need to let it go. But at the same time, I sort of feel like they should know I was hurt by their actions.

I just don’t know what to do. Sigh.

Not much new & exciting around here.

I really didn’t want to get dressed today. I’m not sure why¬† even bothered.

I’ve decided that on laundry day it should be mandatory to stay in your pj’s¬†until the laundry is complete. Sometimes that takes a couple of days if I’m feeling particularly lazy. haha!

Not much is really new and exciting around here.

We’ve been dealing with some¬†uber-procrastination¬†from the Teen…which I am going to let her learn about the hard way, even if it means her getting a terrible grade. I think that’s the only way that she’s going to get it.

The Maniac has been being an even bigger handful than normal. There’s been lots of screaming, tantrums and just big fun where she’s concerned.

I got to see my Vegas BFF¬†on Sunday, which was much-needed¬†and quite¬†refreshing. My amazingly wonderful sister (who really is amazing and wonderful and I’m not just saying that because she reads this.) came over and watched the kids so we could spend some quality child-free time together. We had lunch and went and wandered around this crazy mall/shopping center thing.¬† It was a nice afternoon just window shopping and chatting and catching up. She’s been really busy between work and her new boyfriend that we havent talked as much as we should have!

The Steelers¬†lost. No, they just didn’t¬†lose.. it was a bloodbath. I really think it wasn’t them, and it¬†was just 53 imposters in Steelers¬†uniforms.. since they didn’t play “Steeler¬†Football” at all.¬† There’s always next week. And at least we didn’t¬†get creamed by the Raiders like my Brother-in-law’s beloved Broncos did! haha!

I’m ready to start working on the girls Halloween costumes. I have what I need to make them..I just need to make the time and find the inspiration. I usually have an October 1st deadline for the Teen’s costume decision, but I bumped it up this year, since last year her costume was a nightmare… this one should be easier… theoretically. I’ll tell you more about them later!

That’s all for now.. I just heard the washer stop, and the Maniac is wanting my attention and keeps sticking her head under my arm while I am trying to type.

Have a terrific Tuesday! ūüôā

I Call it “Toddler Chic”

This is my living room… early in the day.

Give her an hour or two¬†and it gets redecorated in what I like to call “Toddler Chic.”


Oh the joys of parenthood. ūüôā

Oh the miracle of life… Oh how gross you are.

What a day! We had a play date at the park¬†Friday morning, which seems like it was days ago. Then we spent most of the rest of the day at V’s house helping her get ready for her son’s birthday party that is this afternoon.

A few days ago she told me that one of her dogs is pregnant. She has 3 pugs. So mama pug decided to have her babies in the midst of the party prep. (At least it wasn’t during the party!)

I got to see some of it.

Oh the miracle of life… Oh how gross you are.

She ended up having 8 puppies, although sadly, 1 didn’t make it.

That’s A LOT of puppies!! V thought she was going to have about 3. But then they just kept coming…and coming…. and coming….!

It was kind of amazing to watch… To see someones (even a dog) natural instincts at work…. and so completely¬†disgusting.¬† If you’ve never witnessed such a thing I won’t go into the details.. It’s just¬†kind of… for lack of a better word… Eeewww.

It made me very thankful that humans don’t have litters (unless you are Octomom of course). And that we don’t do all of that nasty post-birth clean up ourselves. I think there would be a lot less¬†babies in the world if we did.¬†¬†

Here’s Mama and her puglets. They are sooooo tiny! And completely adorable.

It’s going to be fun to watch them grow up! And I know a certain little Maniac that is never going want to leave V’s house once they get old enough to play with!

My 2 cents on the Royal Wedding

I wasn’t going to do it… but I did.

I DVR’d the Royal Wedding, and watched it as soon as I got up.

Can you even imagine?

I know that Princess Katherine knew what she was getting into.. but seriously? I can’t even fathom the pressure getting ready for your wedding that the ENTIRE WORLD is watching! Billions of people watched them get married.

It’s just baffling to think about.

¬†I thought Kate looked beautiful, and the Prince very handsome. It’s crazy how much he looks like his mother.

It was really cute when she got to the end of the aisle and it looked like he said that she looked beautiful. The Today show broadcast that I was watching said that when Prince William leaned over and said something to Mr. Middleton it something about “just having a small family affair.”¬† LOL

I did fast forward through some of it. I had to get through it before hubby got up. I’m sure I would never hear the end of it from him..

I also thought when they came out onto the balcony and you could tell Kate was just amazed at how many people were waiting there to see them. You could see the shock on her face and the “Oh Wow!” that she said.¬† And then they kissed.

I wish the happy couple a wonderful life together.

Well… I just thought I’d share my 2 cents. ūüôā