Thursday, August 30, 2007

Health Mission Week#1

Well technically I have decided week #1 will start after the holiday but I thought I would fill you all in on what's going on. Basically, I have decided to get serious about my weight issue. I really need to start doing something, anything at this point. I am really unhappy with myself and I'm tired of all the issues it's causing for me. Probably the most motivating factor right now is the fact that my doctor thinks I might have sleep apnea and if I don't find a way to deal with it now I could end up in a world of hurt later on down the road. So I promised I would start being serious about my weight.

So week#1 I will start out by re-joining the YMCA. Yes I believe I have had several memberships at this point but somehow they just never really got used as much as they should have. My son wants to enroll in swimming lessons so I figure this is the perfect opportunity for me to get a family membership and join in some activities my own self.

Okay so I just realized that is my only goal thus far for week#1. Okay so I'm not off to a very good start but hey....admission is the first step to recovery right? So I am admitting I am overweight and I need to do something serious about it. So maybe this should be week#1 after all and joining the YMCA next week could be week#2. :-)

Wow...I think I need to do some more thinking on this one. Perhaps I haven't fully accepted what all this is going to take yet. I probably should meet with like a weight loss management person or something but you know I really don't feel like hearing someone tell me how I need to be eating healthier and exercising more, blah blah blah. I mean, I obviously already know those things right?

Maybe I should join that Pole Dynamics place. Have you heard of this? Apparently it's an exercise place with stripper poles. HAHA! My fat ass on a stripper pole, I really don't want to see this. Okay I need to do some major thinking here.....

Revelations of a 4-year-old #2

I am calling this one #2 because technically speaking my post of “Random Things my son said during his last tantrum” item #2 would probably be considered revelation #1.

So anyways, the other night I was tucking him in for bed and he was playing with his doll, Paul.

Yes my son has a doll, in fact it is an anatomically correct doll at the recommendation of Dr. Phil for potty training. Obviously my son is well past the potty training stages but he still plays with Paul once in a while. He thinks the whole peeing thing is quite funny at this point. Now back to the story...

My son then pointed out that Paul was a boy doll. He said he knew Paul was a boy because he had a peepee. I of course corrected him and said “well everyone has a peepee.” My son says, “no mom, boys have a peepee and a butt and girls just have a butt.”

Yeeaaahhhh….um…. I just let the conversation go at that. I think I’ll wait a few years to tackle this one.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mystery Party Anyone?

I was just invited to my first mystery party this week. I can't wait! Apparently my name is "Eva Coli" and I am the head chef at the resort. I have never been to a mystery party so I'm totally siked about this. I am fully prepared to go all out in costume and everything. Byron is supposed to be the lifeguard from the resort. He doesn't know it yet but he's dressing up too. I want to get him a shirt with a picture of some fake muscles on it. I think that would be hilarious. Then he needs a whistle, some sunblock on his nose, and some sort of life preserver, or maybe some arm swimmies. That would be hilarious!! I'm sure he won't think so but hey, I'll have a good time. The party is labor day weekend and I can't wait. I hear there is a place down in Oklahoma where you can actually stay for the whole weekend for a mystery party. How cool would that be? I totally have to go sometime. I feel like I'm going to be part of my own soap opera. I seriously can't wait! Mystery party here I come....

Caught back up

Okay so I downloaded the last episode of BB8 last night. All I have to say is that Jen is just a stupid bitch. I mean honestly. I don't smoke either and I really hate cigarettes but I also know that you just don't fuck with someone's cigarettes. That's like messing with their medication or something. Seriously, you just don't go there. I really, really hope that she didn't totally destroy Dick's cigarettes because I would really hate to see him without cigarettes.

So anyways, I'm going to be behind now all the time with BB8 thanks to my school schedule. I have class on Thursday nights from 7:00 to 10:00 :-( But at least I have a computer so I can get caught back up. I'm completely addicted at this point.

I'm dying to see who will get put on the block this week....

Friday, August 24, 2007

Behind again

Okay school kind of got me behind again this week. Who got booted off BB8?

MySpace - Good or Bad??

Blame it on my cousin Jeri...

I don't usually do the whole myspace thing. In fact the only reason why I ever even created an ID was so that I could talk to my sister the last time she was in Iraq. Then my aunt in Michigan kept bugging me about updating my page so finally a couple of months ago I decided to actually make somewhat of a page on myspace.

So today one of my cousins, whom I haven't spoken with in forever, invited me as a friend and it has created this total domino effect of new friends for me on my myspace page. It's mostly family but still it's all people I haven't seen or talked to in forever and it's really kind of exciting.

So now that I have bashed myspace for the last year or two I am sad to admit that I am quickly becoming addicted. I know, I know. I can't hardly believe it either, but it's so hard. You can talk to so many people and find people you haven't talked to in forever. It's really pretty sweet.

But don't worry, nothing will replace my blog :-)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sad Week

I had kind of a sad week this last week. I found out that an old co-worker of mine died suddenly. I was pretty hurt. She was so young, I think her early 40's. It happened so unexpectedly I still am kind of in shock. She was probably one of the most enjoyable people you could ever work with. She was funny, honest, hard working, and overall just one of those people that always greeted you with a smile. No matter what happened, she and I could always find something to joke about and make us laugh. For those of you who had the opportunity to meet Rhonda at the Derby tag office, she was probably one of the most pleasant county workers you had ever seen. I don't think I ever heard her lose her cool or get short with anyone. She was always eager to help and everyone who had worked with her once would always ask for her specifically time and time again.

She is going to be well missed. She made friends with everyone and was like a family member to a lot of people. She left behind a son, around 19-20 I believe. Good looking kid, she talked about him like there was no better son in the world. I hope he knows what he meant to his mother, because she really spoke highly of him.

They said it was some blood clots in her lungs that took her life. She just wasn't feeling well one night and had some back pain. Before she knew it she was having trouble breathing. She lost consciousness on the way to the hospital and was never revived. Absolutely heartbreaking. You just never know when it could be you I guess. Never take a day for granted, never know when it might be the last.

I just keep remembering all these little things about Rhonda. I can remember, she would always listen to everything I talked about. Even when I felt like I was blabbing on about something. She would remember it and ask me about it later on. She would listen to my crazy stories about my son or my crazy sister-in-law, and was always checking in to see how everything turned out.

Rhonda I'm going to miss you. I think everyone who knows you is going to miss you. I know you are in a better place, but I am glad I had the opportunity to spend what time I did with you.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

All Caught Up!

Well although it sucks being sick the good thing is that I am now completely caught up on like every reality tv show possible. Even the "Pirate Master", sad to say. But hey, it was a free download. The problem is the one tv in the house now is downstairs and there isn't a bathroom downstairs. So I'm stuck upstairs with my laptop searching for any kind of free show that looks half interesting to watch. Although I have figured out my new love for the Scott Baio show. The guy is seriously kind of screwed up. Not like Danny Bonaduche crazy but nonetheless a little nuts.

I tried watching the premiere of The Hills but I seriously wanted to gag. I just can't bear to watch it anymore. It always seemed really fake to me before but especially now that there has been a break and the series of events have occurred between some of the main characters, I just really can't watch it. It's just too fake for me. To me there is a difference between a reality show that gets severely edited to the viewers pleasure and a show that is completely scripted to look like a reality show. So for me the hills is now just too fake. I'm over it!

But wow has Big brother 8 got some excitement these days. Man is Dick a serious dick or what?! He is so rude, I really hope he gets kicked off. I'm starting to feel bad now for Eric "America's Player". I mean honestly people are asking him to go ahead and betray the people he has formed alliances with that have helped keep him on the show. It's almost like "America" wants to see him get kicked off which I think is kind of a messed up deal if you ask me. I almost have to wonder that if he gets kicked off trying to help "America" get what they want, if he doesn't get some sort of extra prize money out of the deal. I mean otherwise it would just seem wrong for things to keep going on the way that they are. But I guess we will have to wait and see.

Well I'm off to bed now. Till next time America.....gotta love Maury.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Under the Weather


Well it all started when my son got sick overnight Thursday while at his Grandma's. He has been slowly getting better but as all too often with children, he so lovingly gave his illness to me. This sucks! The flu in the summertime? Doesn't even make any sense. And the doctor said there is nothing they can do. I might be out for a little while. Either that or I will get bored and will be posting away.

Things that Annoy Me

People who take forever trying to decide what they want in the McDonald's drive-thru. It's McDonald's! The same crap has been there forever. If you don't know by now what McDonald's has then you probably shouldn't be going there.

Here let me give you a quick run down.

Big Mac
Quarter Pounder
Cheeseburgers
Fish Sandwich
Chicken Sandwich
Chicken Nuggets

Just pick one! They all still taste the same that they did 10 years ago and the 10 years before that. It's really not that difficult.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Only I could have an "incident" with a Pedicure

So last weekend I went and got a pedicure. My feet were looking pretty rough and I was in desperate need of some serious callus removal. So as I was just getting started with soaking my feet I noticed that there was a sign on the wall that said "Ask about our Deluxe Spa Pedicure." So of course I asked about it. They said they used some special spray to help remove all of the calluses off the bottom of your feet, scrub them with the loofah really well, and then wrap your legs and your feet in hot towels with some sort of gooey stuff on your legs. The lady next to me said it was wonderful and I could see another girl 2 chairs down with the towels wrapped around her legs and she look like she was in heaven. "I'll take it!"

So after giving me all the usual pedicure treatment of cutting my nails, pushing back my cuticles, etc they got out the spray for the calluses and scrubbed the heck out of my feet. It was great! Then she went and got 3 towels all rolled up and they looked steaming hot. She put some sort of blue goo on my legs and feet that smelled minty and felt cold on my skin like it was some sort of Mentholatum stuff. Then she wrapped 2 of the towels around my legs. Holy crap, those towels were freaking hot! I looked down at the girl still 2 chairs down and she was sitting there calmly as though the towels weren't hot at all. So I decided I would tough it out and suck it up. Come on, be a woman I thought. Hell, I've given birth, how bad could this really be?

Then she put the third towel on my feet and started to wrap my feet up in it. Now that towel was really freaking hot! I started screaming saying it was too hot and I was like wiggling around in the chair frantically trying to get the towel off my feet. The little Asian lady got all in a panic and was waving her hands and yelling "I sorry, I sorry!" She took the towel off my feet and said she just wouldn't use that one for my feet. I was so relieved, I swear my feet were bright red and I thought for minute I could actually see that I had at least first degree burns. (I might be exaggerating slightly) But it hurt like hell!

So anyways, she finished the pedicure, painted my nails and I was on my merry way. All the other girls were looking at me like I was crazy and I swear all the employees were talking about me in their language. So now I probably can't go back to that nail salon for a while. :-(

Ahhh, the pains of beauty.

Catch Up

I can't believe it but I somehow haven't posted all week. I guess I got a little busy. I haven't really done much with my computer at all this week which is really surprising.

So anyways, to catch you all up, I apparently had a busy week. Last weekend we all went out for a friend's birthday. We went out to dinner then went and had some drinks. It was a pretty good time although I felt kind of old, we were home by 11:30 and I was pooped. How crazy is that!?

Then I had kind of a hectic week at work, made a couple of mistakes that were killer to fix and that wasn't too fun. Then my son got sick and so now I've been taking care of him most of this weekend. Just kind of a crazy week in general.

On a high note however, my friend Shea bought a new car. It was pretty exciting, you would have thought I was the one getting the car for as excited as I got. But then again who doesn't get excited over a new car. They always have newer gadgets, compartments, features, etc that maybe your older car doesn't have and then you get all excited thinking about the possibility that at some point you too will need a new car. Pretty fun stuff. The coolest thing is the bluetooth in the radio though. You can talk to people on the phone through the car radio. How awesome is that? I totally have to get one now, even if it is an after-market setup. I just can't resist.

Well that was a quick overview of my week, nothing exciting really so I'll have to make a couple of posts about some specific "incidents."

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Can Guys be Blonde's too?

I came home from work this evening and parked my car on the street since I knew we needed to run to the store after dinner and we would probably use the new car that was in the driveway. After dinner we went to Target and shopped around a little while so we could buy my son some fruit punch for his luau party tomorrow. (by the way I only spent $5 tonight at Target. I don't think I have ever spent that small amount at Target in all my life! But anyways, back to the story)

When we came home my fiancee so generously offered to park my car that was on the street in the driveway for the night. So my son and I got out of the car and went to pet the neighbor's new wiener dog puppies. I suddenly hear my fiancee yelling at me from the street to please unlock my car with my remote key fob. I look over at him standing in front of the driver's side door with the key in his hand. Now I stop and think to myself for a minute, "just remember, the neighbors are all watching at this point." So I reply back, "Honey, just use the key in your hand to unlock the door!" He stands there a minute shaking his head like he was upset that I had not just dug my key fob out of my purse and unlocked the door for him. I just kept thinking to myself as he fumbled around with the door lock "are you fucking kidding me? You have the damn key in your hand. Is this what technology has done to us, we have forgotten how to unlock car doors?"

For those of you who don't know my fiancee his IQ is actually somewhere near genius if not at genius level. So to watch some of the things he does sometimes just makes me laugh. I always think of that little comic with the kid trying to push on the door that says "pull" and up above him it says "Gifted Student." But even with all of this I still love him, even if he can't open car doors without the key fob. :-)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

New Readers

So I sent out a note to several of my friends letting them know that I recently started this blog and I was so excited to have some new readers. I started reading some of my blogs though and realized that some of them are a little unladylike. I almost feel like I need to put a warning on my blog. Maybe something like...

"DANGER! FOUL BLUNT LANGUAGE MAYBE USED IN THIS BLOG. IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED THEN YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN'T READ THIS."

Yeah I'm thinking I need an official sign. I'm totally going to work on it.