Wednesday, October 31, 2007

a day in the life of me......part one.

***this tale begins at 1:00 a.m. early tuesday morning and ends now..10:00 a.m. wednesday***
i'm sleeping rather peacefully when i hear mackenzie screaming. she sometimes wakes up when she's got a dirty diaper and is prone to bad diaper rash, so i rush in to change her. no dirty diaper, just wet. so with one eye open i drag myself, mac included, back to bed. she has become rather high maintenance~she likes to have her feet rubbed when she's trying to go to sleep. and if you stop, she gives you this grunt and proceeds to put your hand back on her foot. so after an hour of this and her not going back to sleep, i put her back in her bed where she screamed for about 10 minutes and finally gave up. time was about 4:00 a.m.
so i'm sleeping soundly once again when i hear oscar crying in his kennel. i come out to find that he has flooded his kennel. he must have been peeing in it this whole time but the blanket i had in there~which i had taken out the day before per the vet~had been soaking it up. time is now 6 a.m.
so at this point, i'm up. i start the coffee, clean up the kennel with some bleach water and plop down on the couch to catch up on some of my shows. i manage to watch private practice and one other that i can't seem to remember now. oh, women's murder club. it's great. comes on friday nights. i make mac's lunch for school, check my e-mail and make sure blake is up at 7. i then go and take a bath, shave my legs, and put on my workout clothes. i have to meet manny at 10.
at 8, i get mac up and feed her breakfast. i then get her dressed and ready while answering ridiculous questions from my husband who is still laying in bed. the most ridiculous of all being, "will you come file my heels? in other words, he's wanting me to stop my morning, get out my foot file and give him a mini pedicure....are you kidding me?? uh, no. i then proceed to tell him that i will do it tonight. i have no intention of doing it tonight. but he's got a better shot of it happening tonight than he does right now. i pour me some coffee for the road and go tell cory bye. he then asks, "where's my coffee?" while fighting the urge to pour mine in his face, i smile and go get him a cup. the phone rings. it's blake and i know what he's going to say before he says it~he's forgotten something. slider shorts for the game that night. i find them in his room and throw them in the car. i load up mac and we pull out of the driveway. time is 8:40.
i drop mac off at school, along with the cookies i had made the night before for her halloween party. she has her frog costume on and is super excited to be at school. it is now 9:00 and i head to blake's school. i saw an interesting display of road rage on the way. one guy cut another guy off, and the one who was cut off started honking his horn. the guy who cut him off started driving veeeerrryy slooooowwwww. it was so obnoxious. and it was a one lane road so the guy had no where to go. as i'm watching this, i'm thinking~that guy has way too much time on his hands. more proof that women should rule the world.
go to blake's school and drop off shorts. at that point, i debated going back by the house to let oscar out again to go to the bathroom. but here was my dilema~if cory is still there he will probably want to have sex because that's what he does. he picks the most inconvenient times to have sex. but i took a chance. he was still there but was in a hurry himself. dodged that bullet.
it's off to the gym. no sign of scary naked lady but there was a woman who was showing full frontal nudity..come on, people. give me a break!
i workout with manny, which was great. exhausting, but great. i leave the gym at 11:15 to go look for costumes for blake and his friend jake~who practically lives with us. i go to a huge halloween store to look for dog the bounty hunter and his wife beth. blake will be dog and jake is beth. i gather up everything they have that i can use, but still need to hit up a goodwill. on to goodwill. they have what i need~yea! oh and fyi-they sell men's underwear at CAN put cory's old underwear in the goodwill bag.
at this point it is 12:00 and i have an hour before i have to pick up mac. just enough time to swing by ulta for the two items i need. well, ten items later and waaay too much money, i'm headed to mac's school. i can't help myself in there, i'm such a product junkie!!!
pick up mac. her teacher said she had a blowout which is why she's wearing different pants. this little tidbit will come in handy later in the story.
come home, put mac down for a nap. i'm really needing her to get a good nap in. we have a picture appt. at 4. i can tell by the screams coming from her room, a nap is not likely. i leave her in there long enough to fix me some lunch. after lunch, i get her out and put her on my bed to watch elmo.. thank god for elmo. he's a lifesaver. and thanks to on-demand, i can get hin anytime. thank you time warner cable. i take a shower and get ready. i'm also doing laundry, answering annoying calls from my husband and his buddies at work asking me if i'm going to be britney spears for halloween....what??? oh, and i called an orthopedic to get blake an appt for his back. it's been bothering him.
so about 3:30 we head to our appt. i'm crossing my fingers that my child will be decent since she hasn't had a nap. we are meeting three of my friends and their tots. we took the four last year to have a pic made in their costumes and thought we'd do it again. we went to a place called portrait innovations. nice place. the poor girl we had must have been new. i choose to think that because if not, she just plain sucked. it took forever and we are trying to wrestle these toddlers around what is now, dinnertime. we finally leave around 5:30. pictures did turn out cute. i'll post later.
i then go home to drop mac off with ashlen so i can go to blake's football game. i know what you're thinking, is this day going to ever end?? oh, it's just getting started.
time is now about 6:15. me, cory and blake's friend kyle head to the game. game was great,they won. it was like 55 to 0. blake had an awesome game. it's now about 8:30 and time to go home. a quick stop at jack in the box and blake's school. he usaully goes directly home with us but he left his backpack at school so had to go back on the bus. of course he did.
so we are home at about 8:30ish. mac is already in bed~yes! i had told ashlen that she hadn't napped so put her down about 8:00. she said she crashed out on the couch before that watching, you guessed it, elmo. that was strange because mac doesn't usually pass out anywhere but her bed. but i'm not complaining. i eat my jack in the box and settle in to watch the season premiere of nip/tuck.
for those of you who don't know, this saturday is opening of deer season. to cory, this is like christmas. he's so excited. he's taking off the whole week to spend at the deer lease which is exciting to me. because frankly, if you aren't going to help, then stay the hell out of my way. anyway, he's got the t.v tied up watching some dvd of the lease.
so i'm going to leave you know..too much to do. but i'll continue later because this day is far from over.
happy halloween :)!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

gotta love the gay bar!

i have found the perfect place for married/committed women to hang out. my future sis in law, sarah, and good friend jen came down to austin wednesday night to take me out for my birthday. we started off at cool river which was very boring. so we ate and then headed downtown. we first went into a bar called six which is owned by lance armstrong. i only wanted to go in the off chance that there would be a celebrity sighting. i had heard that matthew mc and lance himself have been seen there. but no luck in the celebrity department. there were a lot of normal people...and of course, the men used every excuse to come over to our table and talk. why is a big ring on a woman's left ring finger not a deterent to men trying to pick them up?? i mean, if i were single, saw a cute guy and then noticed he was wearing a wedding ring, i would not approach him. i think some men see it as a challenge. like who can get the married chic?? so i had an idea..let's go across the street to the gay bar. i always try to get cory to take me in there but he refuses everytime. no way, no how. but jen and sarah were totally up for it. so we go to a place called rain....i know very hip. it was great...great music, even though it was karaoke night. the people were soooo nice. all the men told us how hot we looked and of course, we ate it up. one guy told me that i looked "very sex in the city." i wanted to take him home with me and keep him, like a little pet. so adorable. i even was awful but they made me feel like i had just won american idol. and best of all, we didn't get hit on once...they knew what team we played for and vice versa. it was wonderful. i will be going again. but after my recovery....i can't hang like i used to. needless to say, i was feeling pretty rough on thursday. but it was totally worth it. thank you sarah and jen!!

well, the season for eating has started~my friend gretchen brought over some pumpkin cookies with cream cheese icing that she made. yummmm. they are soooo goooood. i'm a sucker for pumpkin...and cookies. anyone knows that the way to my heart is through my stomach.

let the over eating begin..

**here's a picture of us at rain~the one on the left is marrying my bro**

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

lucky me....really!

when i first started dating cory, he introduced me to lucky jeans~which i had never worn. mostly because i was a single working mom who couldn't afford to pay $100 for a pair of jeans. i fell in love with these jeans. ok, fell in love might be a bit dramatic but, to me, nothing is better than a great fitting pair of jeans. and once you find ones that you like, you want to keep them forever. so i had a particular style that i loved and wore out several pairs. then they stopped making them. i was lucky (no pun intended) to find a pair at a resale store. i wore those out as well. yesterday i found myself at the mall where i ventured into a store that specializes in lucky jeans. low and behold, there they were. the same style jeans i had so loved and couldn't get my hands on. i did a little dance in the dressing room as i slipped them on. ahhhh...bliss. i snatched up two pairs and i swear it put me in a better mood for the rest of the day. it was a good day....
yesterday was also our anniversary. what did we do, you ask? went to bed at 10:00 and went to sleep. romantic, huh?? i guess that's what happens after awhile. it's just another day. you are just as tired at the end of it as any other. in his defense, he did drive to rosenburg and back and didn't get home until after 9:00. i don't know how he does it sometimes. but i sure love him for it.
have a great hump day!! :)

***i put a picture of oscar on the page~isn't he adorable???***

Monday, October 22, 2007

teenagers are annoying!!

well, i spent my friday night taking blake and several of his friends (girls included) to a haunted house. we go to pick up these two girls, who i have only met once and have never met their parents. i pull in to the driveway where the girls are already outside. the girl sticks her head inside, i assume to tell her parents she was leaving. i waited for a parent to emerge to come meet the person who was picking up their child at 10:00 on a friday night. nobody came out. these two girls hopped in my car and we took off. i'm thinking to myself, these people don't know me...never seen me before in their life. i may be the mom that gets all liquored up and drives drunk with kids in the car. or worse, the mom that has sex with 15 year old boys....which brings me to my next point. after having several of these teens in my car, radio blaring, every one of them talking-no screaming-at the same freakin' time i do these school teachers have sex with these boys! first of all they smell. they may have just showered but then they are running around, throwing the football or doing something to get sweaty and then they start stinking again. i know, i have one...and he stinks, too. i love him and he's adorable...but 95% of the time he smells like a locker room. and they are so obnoxious and loud and just annoying. they are worse in packs because they are trying to impress each other. i can handle blake and maybe one or two others at at a time. but throw in some girls and it's all over. they become more annoying by the minute. and these little girls just eat it up. which got me thinking~were me and my friends just as annoying?? i choose to believe not but my mom would probably say differently. i'm sure we were and we found the same annoying, stinky boys to be so fine~or whatever we said back then.
blake wouldn't tell me if one of these girls was his girlfriend but i weasled it out of one of the other boy who told me that one of them (can't remember the name) was kind of his girlfriend~whatever the hell that means. i don't know if they call it "going" together anymore. where the hell did we think we were "going" at 13??
so for those of you that don't have a teenager yet, this is what you have to look forward to. fun-filled friday nights at the haunted house with annoying, stinky teenagers. atleast around halloween.
have a great monday!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

i've lost my mind....have you seen it??

so it's official...i've lost it. cory and i went out thursday night to celebrate my birthday and our anniversary. we went to the domain, which for those of you who don't live in austin, is a new shopping complex with some nice restaurants and upscale stores. i told him that i wanted to go into tiffany's simply because i had never been in one. it was pretty much what i expected...lots and lots of beautiful, overpriced jewelry. so i'm browsing around while he's looking at wedding bands~he obviously felt it was time for an upgrade...for himself. he then turns his attention towards me and trying to get me to pick something out for myself. you see, i'm not much of a jewelry person. you wouldn't really know that by the amount of jewelry that i know own..thanks to my wonderful, generous (stubborn) husband. before him, i never even wore a watch on a regular basis. but anyway. he keeps trying to push something on me..not listening when i tell him for the 50th time, i don't want anything!!! i'm not going to pick something out just for the sake of getting something. as this whole conversation is happening, i noticed a group of women (employees) had gathered and were looking at us and talking among themselves. well, i knew what they were thinking. i looked over at them and said, "i bet you've never heard this conversation happen in here!" they all agreed and laughed but they weren't fooling anyone! i knew better. as soon as we left there~cory with his new wedding band, me with nada (i'm sorry, wasn't it my bday???) i asked him, "do you know what those women were thinking? how crazy was that chic whose husband was begging her to pick something out!!" his response: "i know, don't you know they would love to have a husband like me???" my response: "yes, dear."
so we proceeded to neiman's. they were giving away food and champagne...i'm in. so we're browsing around..champagne in hand..wanted to double fist it but i guess that's frowned upon in neiman's world. i'm looking around but nothing is really jumping out at me. until we hit the handbags...which i love. in my hand, i had the gucci purse that i have had my eye on for quite some time. it was gorgeous. everything was in place...cory was there ready to buy..all i had to do was pick out the color. then something happend...i realized that i didn't really need another handbag. i tried, oh did i try, to shrug this sudden bout of practicality off and just get the bag. he was practically throwing it at me..and i said "no, i'm good." what???? really??? i'm choosing now to be practical??? what's happening?? is this what being a responsible, mature adult is?? not getting something you really want because it just doesn't make sense??? what's happening to me????
so we leave..with two new cookbooks. they insisted all that good food they were handing out were in there. so okay.
as we are walking down to the restaurant, we stop in the louis vuitton store.."maybe you'll find something in here," he says. but again, nothing. i can't justify it..i've already got a couple of bags from here and a wallet..who needs more?? what?????????? i hear these things in my head but can't believe i'm thinking them!!! someone help me!! YOU CAN ALWAYS USE A NEW BAG!! or wallet. obviously that's what cory thought because he left there with a new one.
so. so, zilch, nada....and it's my birthday. well, i have the cookbooks but does that count???
but, our dinner was amazing! we ate at joe dimaggio's italian chophouse for the first time..we loved steak we've had in austin. and we have had a lot!!!! after all, i'm no skinny bitch.
so we had a great night. gotta go eat my kolache! have a great saturday!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

cheers and jeers

the following are strictly my opinions. but i also choose to believe that they are 100% accurate and correct.

cheers to dora the explorer. the girl proves that with a good, functional bag and some loyal friends, anything is possible.

jeers to rude ass people. more specifically the woman who watched me struggle with the stroller and the door at the mall today and walked right on past me. didn't even look twice. bitch. i hope she gets acne in the butt.

cheers to pinot grigio. no explanation necessary.

jeers to hillary clinton. again, no explanation necessary.

cheers to the old people rockin' the mall this morning with their power walking.

jeers to the fact that my husband has been home the last two days "sick." and i use that term very loosely. he's driving me to drink....more than usual.

cheers to the fact that on tuesday we will be married for 3 years. and have not killed each other yet. of course his xanax and my zoloft may have something to do with that.

cheers to drees homes who finally started on our house....yeah!!!!!

jeers to my wonderful husband who tried unsuccessfully to convince me that i wanted to spend my birthday and anniversary weekend at the deer lease. we compromised....we're going out tomorrow night. so i guess this could be a jeers/cheers combo. two for the price of one. i're welcome.

cheers to my wonderful friends....thanks for the cupcakes, linds!! they were great!!!!

cheers to all my pregnant sistas! you eat all you want, screw your ob's!!

cheers to any woman that decides to wear maternity clothes when not pregnant. why the hell not??

cheers to ellen......degeneres that is. i love her...she always makes me smile.

jeers to the assholes who took away the dog she gave her hairstylist.

cheers to mother's day out. don't know what i'd do without it.

jeers to the fact that it is 8:30 and i have not poured a glass of wine yet.

cheers to the fact that i'm going to pour me one right now!!!

***i've blogged two days in a row!!! i're welcome!!! :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

i'm baaaaaaack..........

ok, i'm still alive, people!! and i promise to be better about blogging! let me tell you about our trip. i do believe i have found heaven on earth...and it is the four seasons hotel in punta mita, mexico. i'm not sure if all four seasons are like this~i've only stayed in one other and that was just for one night (our wedding night) in irving. but this place was amazing!! the's like you didn't have to ask for anything..they were there with it before you could ask!!! they came around and cleaned your freakin' sunglasses for you at the pool...waiters came around with free chocolate.......not the fake, cheap chocolate either (you know what i'm talking about!) but haagen daaz (totally know i spelled that wrong) chocolate ice cream. it was great! we never left the hotel..we had our own private cabana at the adult pool for two days..heaven. it had a big flat screen t.v. and a dock for your ipod. again, heaven. in fact, i've decided that if heaven isn't like the four seasons, i'd rather not was that good. don't have any crazy stories...except one. my husband decided to get good and drunk one night and didn't feel like walking back to the room so he did the most logical thing...he stole a golf cart. and he actually excpected it to still be in front of the room the next morning. it wasn't. on the same night, he exposed himself off our balcony to a group of i'm sure very startled hotel guests. to be more specific, he showed them "the goat." for those of you who don't know what that the movie "waiting." it's hilarious!! you may never look at cory the same way again but still worth watching. but this was the most relaxing vacation i think we have ever had. i had forgotten how much i liked bloody marys..and hey, they can't be all bad, right?? i mean, the vodka may be but all the tomato juice has got to be good for me...or that's what i'm choosing to believe. and trust me, there was a whole lot of tomato juice.
so that was mexico. it was great but as always we were glad to be home.
update on house: NOTHING!!!!! it seriously feels like we have been building this house forever and they haven't even broke ground yet!!! not sure what the hold-up is but hopefully they will be starting soon!!
gotta go for now, but i promise to return very soon!! tootles!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

long time, no blog

i know, i know.....i haven't been blogging!! sometimes i don't know where all my time goes...oh, that's right...i've got 3 kids, a husband~who could easily qualify as the 4th child~and a new puppy!! we got a new puppy this weekend! his name is oscar and he is an eight week old french bulldog! so cute! i'll post pictures soon!!! i'm still working out~haven't lost any weight but my clothes are fitting better which is what counts, right? the scary, skinny naked lady is also still working out~and still sitting bare ass on the bench in the locker room. everytime i see her, i'm thinking, "why aren't any of my friends here so we can talk about this???" it's just too good to not talk about. i've learned that the gym is a great place to people watch! well, we have finished up at the design center for the house so they should be breaking ground any day now~thank god! it seems like we have been building this house forever! mackenzie is loving mother's day out...and so am i! she goes right to the teacher and turns around and waves bye and i'm outta there! never looking back! and she hasn't been kicked out yet which is a big fear that i had. she has bitten and been bitten. you know, the whole full circle thing.
we are off to mexico on wednesday and i so wish we owned a laptop so i could blog from there~i anticipate having some good stories.
i did notice something the other day while driving down the road...i think some people believe that once they get in their car they are invisible to the outside world. some of the things i see people do in their vehicles is amazing. of course, there is the nose picking. i caught a guy the other day that even when he saw that i was looking at him, he didn't fact, i think he got to digging a little deeper..gross. and the dancing and singing...some people are having their own american idol auditions in their car! i can't say a lot about this one..i've been known to get a little excited myself when a certain song or songs comes on the radio. my favorite is to pull up at stop light, with blake in the car, and start dancing really obnoxiously....blake just loves it. he slumps down in his seat like he is going to die of embarassment. funny..i don't ever remember being embarassed by my parents......yeah, right.
well, i'm working on my things i'm addicted to list. i'm going to try and post it tonight after i've had a few glasses of thoughts seem to flow so much better after that.
have a great monday!