Thursday, November 29, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like....

I've FINALLY started decorating the house!! WOO-HOO!!! On Tues. I decorated the outside of the house & last night I started stringing the lights on the tree since that's the job I like the least I figured I'd tackle it first! I'm on a roll people WATCH OUT!!!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday

Kinda coming out of my Turkey Coma. I am so grateful that Thanksgiving is over. It was an enjoyable day. I did not have to resort to any "adult beverages" (well except for a 1/2 glass of wine-but WHO'S COUNTING??). Dinner was put together with no complication, the turkey was moist, the sweet potatoes YUMMY AND Joe's dad was tolerable! Who could ask for a better day??

The kids decorated a gingerbread house that I bought from LNT & had so much fun with it. They let loose & now we have this oddly decorated house. My sisters & I had to fight the urge not to take it away from them & make it all pretty like. We wanted to have fun too!

As much as I might be tempted to go on the great hunt of fantastically priced Christmas gifts I don't go out on Black Friday. USUALLY I stay home & start decorating the house for Christmas. USUALLY Joe sets up the tree on Thanksgiving after everyone leaves. USUALLY Joe brings all the boxes of decorations out from the crawl space that I absolutely REFUSE to go into. BUT NOT THIS YEAR. THIS YEAR my FAVORITE B-I-L (ie; my ONLY B-I-L) screwed up my computer by browsing some STUPID websites & later we found that my computer had a virus!!!! Joe spent the rest of the night trying to fix it for me. SO that screwed up all the after-Thanksgiving-pulling-out-all-the-X-mas-decorations-tradition!!! THEREFOR I spent today not doing much. Which I'm ok with despite knowing how long it's going to take me to catch up SINCE we've got a b-day party to go to tomorrow AND on Sun my Mother wants to FINALLY come over. Ok wait maybe I'm NOT ok with this after all.....

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Gobble till you wobble!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Can you believe it???

Tomorrow is THANKSGIVING!!!! I have warned Joe that I will be drinking. This is not something that I normally do but due to the fact that his Dad will be here to drive my stress level to the ROOF I will be drinking. Got that? For the past week Joe's told me that his dad has asked if he should bring any pastries & each time Joe tells him no. Now my F-I-L KNOWS I bake whether he knows that it's fun for me is another question but he KNOWS I bake. So today after I got home from doing a little shopping I check the machine & see that his dad called. Can ya GUESS WHY he called? Yep you did--He wanted to know if he should bring PASTRIES!!! Can you BELIEVE the man?? He DOES NOT LISTEN! THIS is WHY I'll be drinking!!!

On a different note. For about a week now I've had URGES. GET YOUR MINDS OUT OF THE GUTTER!! No wait it's ok-it's true BUT that's not the point of this little story!!! You'll NEVER guess what those URGES are for either.... Not sure where the 1st urge came from exactly but the 2nd urge came last night flashing on my screen saver. I had the urge to have another BABY! I saw the cutest little pic of Gianna from when she was about 18 months old & it struck a motherly chord in me.

Now Joe would LOVE to add on to our family but I've said for awhile now that I'm done. The girls are both at the point when it's fun to go places without lugging a diaper bag among other reasons. Why does the urge still hit me when I'm thrilled with my 2 happy & HEALTHY girls?? Could you believe it's all the sweet little baby things that I've been keeping "just in case". Could you believe I'm one of those people that just aren't happy unless they have a baby attached to their hip?? hmmmmmm.... Maybe I'm an insane women that's escaped from a mental institution...could you believe THAT??

Monday, November 19, 2007

Let it SNOW!!!

We woke up this morning to soft flurries dusting the yard. It looked so pretty but luckily didn't stick & is now only a memory.

The weekend went by so fast. Didn't do much. We did go to the movies & saw "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium". It was GREAT! Such a feel-good movie! The girls both enjoyed it & we all agreed to buy the DVD when it comes out! So enough of my Siskel & Ebert review........The rest of the weekend went nothing like planned. We did not pull out the Christmas decorations & do the outside of the house nor did my Mother come over (although we tried). So I guess I can say the weekend was relaxing. Now it's crunchtime -- Thanksgiving is 3 days away!!! What am I doing sitting here blogging when I've got a turkey to defrost!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Party update

Last night's Silpada party went pretty well. The people that RSVP'd & said they were coming...came. The people I had hoped would just show up--didn't. Oh well we still had a nice night.

Incredibly enough the ladies bought a lot more jewelry than I expected (which means more for ME). I'm just glad that it helps Carolee in her quest for a future billion dollar empire! It was a small group of ladies & surprisingly enough most of the ladies were my neighbors! I have to admit my neighbors are pretty good people. I especially like the ones that came (& not because they were over) They were always the neighbors that I felt more comfortable with. So all in all it was a nice night, but I'm glad it's OVER! As much as I'd like to entertain I couldn't deal with the torture of wondering whose coming or not! My self esteem couldn't take another party like this! My girls were so well behaved during the party & even talked to the ladies here--normally they (ie-Marissa) are so shy they hide behind me. Marissa even played hostess a bit & took everyone's coats & brought them upstairs to my bedroom. Later when the guests were leaving she remembered whose coats were whose & brought them down to them! That chick amazes me daily!

For all my running around & stress it was worth it I suppose. The table was displayed beautifully--if I do say so myself (nope didn't take a single pic-DAMN)! I made a TON of food--which a lot of people didn't really eat-too bad for them it was YUMMY! And best of all by the end of the night when I was exhausted & in terrible back pain my DARLING hubby cleaned EVERYTHING up with the help of my wonderful sister Marie! How sweet is that?

Joe wants to take us to the movies to see "Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium" or "Bee" movie. I'm up for that. We also want to put up the outside Christmas decorations before the weather gets bad. AND to top the taking-it-easy-weekend my Mom wants to come over & see the kids. much for my wanting to veg-out this weekend......

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Been having fun reading everyone's blogs & their fun facts about themselves. Can't believe I've been tagged---especially by my "idol" Laura! So here goes....

Here's the rules which must be posted on your blog if you are tagged. link to your tagger and post these rules. share 7 facts about yourself (some random, some weird). tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them). let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

1. I am very anal about organization & everything being in "it's" place however I don't keep up on things & put things away when I should.
2. My pantries (yes I have 2) are FULL of food because I ALWAYS over buy BUT there's nothing to eat in the fridge!
3. I would rather bake then cook anyday (the proof is on my hips) although I do like to cook just not the "usual" things.
4. I LOVE to entertain but stress over it WAY too much until it starts then wonder what I was so worried about. (see previous blog postings)
5. I have to keep myself from running to the mailbox everyday as soon as I see the mailperson so I don't seem so silly but I just want to see if there is any "happy mail".
6. I spend too much time online checking out other people's layouts THEN wonder WHY I'm so far behind in my own scrapping.
7. I buy things online because I HAVE to have it then don't use it as soon as I should (ie-scrap supplies...see #6 & #5)

So there you have it. My quirkiness unveiled for all to see. I think if I thought about it more I could've come up with more crazy facts but I don't want to scare anyone (who actually might be reading my blog) off!! I don't know anyone that blogs other than the people whose blogs I lurk on so I officially end the tag & not tag anyone back. My friends & family don't even know that I have a blog (except Joe but I haven't let him see it--too personal!!! LOL!!!) If I were to mention this to my sisters they would tell me I have "too much time on my hands" which is the same reply when I talk about my scrapping!! So if you're up for it & you are like me & "have too much time on your hands" then please feel free to share your quirkiness with me!

On a happy was our parent-teacher conference with Marissa's teacher & it went so well!! She said Marissa was right where she should be in the class. She's very excited about learning new things. She's eager to learn & isn't a follower. She's a bit competitive but in a good way in that she wants to learn & get it right. Really a great meeting! Not to sound like my kid is perfect or anything but she does need to focus on her reading comprehension skills & pronoun use. Just in case you think my child is a child prodigy! LOL!!

Today was Gianna's school pictures.

She looked so friggin' CUTE! She said she smiled & demonstrates with this totally cheesy smile. Time will tell. I had to take pictures of her when we got home. She looked so different & I can't figure out why. BTW-last night she went to bed in her underwear--no pull-ups!! She did wonderful!! Tonight should be good too. I have to report there haven't been any accidents since the last time I posted about her having an accident so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

I'm just about done cleaning for the party tomorrow night. I have a whopping 7 people (including me) coming & 2 maybes!! Oh well we'll still have fun! Now I'm off to slice up the brownies I baked & finish cleaning the bathroom...I would just like to skip the cleaning part & get to the baking & setting up the table/food part. It's times like these that make me want to get a cleaning service...but that would mean I would have to let go of my anal quirkiness (see #1)!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thinking of You

13 years ago today my Dad died from lung cancer. I miss him sooooo much. I regret that he can't see us all grown up & that he has 6 beautiful & healthy grandkids that haven't met him. I know he's watching us from Heaven but I just miss my Daddy. I Love you Daddy!!

What the?????

I don't have a lot of time this week since I'm trying to get ready for this jewelry party that I'm hosting BUT I tried changing a few things here on my blog & it's NOT letting me! What the hell?? SOOOOO frustrating! I don't have TIME for THIS!!!

I can't believe it is TWO days away from this party that I'm having &
1. I'm still not done cleaning.
2. I'm STILL waiting for A LOT of responses.
3. I'm not sure what I was thinking when booking this-the WEEK before Thanksgiving!!
4. I'm STILL have to clean the house!
5. I swear I'll NEVER host another one of these parties--EVER!!!
6. People STILL haven't responded whether they're coming or not--RUDENESS!!!
7. I'm sitting here blogging when I should be CLEANING!
8. I'm feeling rejected while trying to make the most out of this.
9. I've got more ideas for desserts than appetizers (should've been a dessert party!!)

WHAT was I THINKING when I told Carolee I would support her & host a party at my house?? Oh YEAH that I would support her like the friend that I am! DUH! And seriously WHY don't people RSVP when the invite SAYS to RSVP???? If the invite doesn't say anything then I would understand BUT it DOESN'T!! I am having a MAJOR inferiority complex ever since I booked this!! I'm normally a confident person although a little shy but this has me going CRAZY! I know it shouldn't bother me so much but it is & it shouldn't. I know better but can't seem to help myself. I feel like I might have to cancel it but that would just add to my embarrasement that I'm feeling. Guess I'm not as confident as I thought. I keep saying that we'll make the most out of this & enjoy it with whoever does show THERE!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Weekend Update

We had a relaxing sort of weekend finally. Marissa had off from school Thurs & Fri so she had a 4 day weekend but, I think we all took advantage of that. Fri night we went to my sister Marie's house for my B-I-L Danny's 41st birthday. As we drove up it started snowing! It wasn't by our house but she lives 30 mins north of us so that had a lot to do with it. She made dinner & we had cake & coffee. Afterwards we watched Spiderman 3 which looked pretty cool with the special effects even though I'm not into "Spidey" that much. It was nice...until little Miss Gianna had not 1 but 2 accidents in a row! AAARRGGGHH!!! What is with her these past few days????

Sat. we slept late & lounged in our pj's for most of the day F-I-L called telling us he & Marlene were stopping by for a little while & would be here in 30 minutes! So much for the relaxing weekend!! We scrambled around getting showered & dressed. I took my time knowing that the longer I took the more of their visit I would miss!! When I came downstairs I said hello & Marlene started jabbering telling me all about her dieting & that she's on Weight Watchers now...blah blah blah. Luckily Marissa dug out some board games & challenged her to checkers. Love that little girl!! To keep busy I made a pot of sauce then went around doing things I should have done during the day but was being too lazy to do. FINALLY after 3 HOURS instead of the aforementioned "little while" they left. We ended the night by watching "Deck the Halls" which was an ok movie. I think the un-expected visit killed the mood.

Sun was a repeat of Sat. (without the intrusion) & after getting dressed we went to BJ's to do a little shopping. Then we went out to the diner to eat. After putting the girls to bed we watched Desparate Housewives then Brothers & Sisters & went to bed. Nothing exciting, but relaxing.

I had a dream about the jewelry party I'm throwing Fri night. I dreamt that only a few people came & Carolee didn't display her jewelry so no one bought anything. I REALLY want this to go well. I don't think I will ever host another party like this again!!

Speaking of hosting a party. It's been settled I'm doing Thanksgiving here again. **SIGH** I don't mind the cooking & all that, but it's the torture of listening to Joe's dad complain how "this country needs a depression" "everyone spends money they don't have" blah blah blah. WHY does he CARE???? It doesn't affect him at ALL so why does he bitch about it so damn much!! Sorry but as much as I love him he's gotten far too annoying for me & I think I'll be drinking heavily that day--you know 1 beer & I'm toast!! LOL!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

No good deed.....

I've survived another Thursday night with my F-I-L. Luckily he was in a good mood tonight & Gianna kept him occupied for awhile so that's a plus. He's got this annoying habit that he'll tell you a story & then immediately after telling it he'll REPEAT it...SEVERAL times!!!! AAARRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!

Other than that it's been a nice day. Today & tomorrow the kids (Marissa) have no school. So Marissa got to go to work with Daddy & Gianna went to pre-school...that means Mommy went....SHOPPING!!! No nothing for myself unless you count that skin cream from Bath & Body Works but no I did a little Christmas shopping. Marissa also needed some jeans because around this time of year she gets a growth spurt & the jeans fit her around the waist fine BUT are TOO short. Hopefully the jeans will fit her fine for awhile or the poor kid will be wearing capri's during the winter!!! LOL!!

I did get a little happy mail today. I found this COOL bag on Shaunte's blog

I figure I can use it on vacation to carry my cameras & video cameras & paraphernalia around now that I don't need a diaper bag anymore. I can't wait to play with it & fill it up!!

Today was a weird kinda day with Gianna. I can officially say she's been potty trained for a couple of weeks now (I forgot to mention that in previous posts). She now does both #1 & #2 on the potty on her own. YEAH!!! when I picked her up from school I was told that she got up from her nap & went & sat herself in a chair & REFUSED to join in any activities or circle time or snack time. I also noticed that she didn't have any lunch...why? you ask...because today was the dreaded---FISH STICKS. YUCK! My daughter is stubborn beyond belief & will REFUSE to be coerced (sp?) into eating something she DOES NOT LIKE! When I questioned her in the car about her day I asked why she was in the chair by herself & she told me that she didn't want the other kids to take her Aurora dolly. That's the doll that I let her take to school to help her over me leaving her there. PLUS that's who she was for Halloween PLUS she's a possessive child PLUS I've noticed when I drop her off in the morning some of the kids kinda get in her face & annoy her. So I think I need to talk to the teachers & explain that she might be feeling a little bullied (if that's the right term). My heart just about broke when I realized that my little baby went practically all day without food! Nevermind that she had a rotten day! I told you that story because...... To make matters worse when we got home she had an accident & wet herself. She hasn't done that in ages but I changed her & moved on. Later as I'm cooking dinner she comes in & tells me she did "stinky" in her underwear. That's 2 accidents in 1 day!!! Is she regressing because of her rotten day today???? I feel horrible about it!!

Today is also my B-I-L Danny's birthday. He's my FAVORITE B-I-L but he's also my ONLY B-I-L!!

WARNING: A little venting.....
Earlier this week I booked a Silpada jewelry party with my girlfriend Carolee for the 16th. I started sending out invites but so far have gotten more declines than people coming. I'm really frustrated with this!! I feel like I have no friends!! I'm really trying to help Carolee out because the more parties she books the more commission she makes (I think that's how it works) so I REALLY hope I have a good turn out & not have to cancel the party! The venting part is I feel that my so-called friends are just "users" (I won't mention names). They use me because they know that I'm a SAHM & according to THEM I have LOTS of time to kill! I admit that I have a hard time saying no to people BUT I'm just trying to be a "good" person by treating people the way I would want to be treated. Is that so wrong?? This has been bothering me A LOT this week & really bummed me out (that's why I haven't posted in a while). I feel better now BUT I will be re-thinking how I respond to people from now on. Times like these I wish I could move & become a hermit!! Some people SUCK! As Joe says "No good deed goes un-punished" or that other saying "Mean people suck!" Yeah I'd have to apply both to this....

Friday, November 2, 2007


I just got this e-mail from my girlfriend Carolee & had to share it right away!

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How's this??

These are the last of Marissa's birthday pics!! WOO-HOO!!! Today I hope to tackle Gianna's & then I'm DONE!!! These are all done based on sketches by Becky Higgins. If anyone is interested in having some of the paper (Junkitz) from the top 2 LO's PLEASE contact me! It was given to me by a non-scrapping friend & she gave me a TON of it!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Thursday night vent.....

Last night was fun. The girls had a BLAST trick or treating with our friends the Coopers. Her BFF Ariel was the same as Marissa Princess Jasmine for school but changed into an Alice in Wonderland costume to go out in. The girls (namely Marissa) gave me some crap because she's still got her little Princess bucket for her candy "collecting" & said it wasn't BIG enough! HA! I still think of them as little little kids & so the buckets are plenty boy was I wrong! So because of that we took a trip to Target to see what was on sale & found the last 2 Barbie treat bags for next year. It was "Marissa approved" so I don't want to hear any crap next year!! LOL!!

I hate to admit that I don't think I got any "GOOD" Halloween pics this year. That just bums me out! Would it be weird to dress the girls up again & have a do-over??? Not for trick or treating just for them in their costumes! hmmmmm....something to think on.....

It's Thurs. night & you know what that means...DUN DUN F-I-L is coming over for dinner. That means he's gonna tell the same stories as last week & he'll bitch about things that are SO un-important & he'll complain about things that DON'T even affect HIM!!! That just drives me nuts!! In the past 1 1/2-2years he's gotten so OLD so FAST & the only way to describe him is a "Grumpy Old Man"! It's frustrating! I love him dearly BUT there's only so much I can take! It doesn't help that this week I can feel my old friend "Myrtle" stopping by for a visit! **SIGH**

On the brighter side tonight is Grey's!! YEAH! The only bright spot of my day so far! I am SO ready for the weekend!!