Sunday, May 31, 2009

The rules for this award are as follows:
1.) List 10 honest things about yourself
2) Pass it on to 7 cool people who embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap

1.) I am a chronic overpacker. Most of my trips are by car (thank god, because if I was flying I would be SCREWED!!) Just got back from 2 trips to PA and ME and had extra clothes, 3 pairs of shoes, and lots of toiletries I can't live without.... the bad part is I bought more clothes. It was icky, rainey and cold for 2 of the 3 days I was in ME, so I bought 2 new sweatshirs.... still in the car, tomorrow is soon enough to get them out.

2.) I can't stand the sound of crunching anything- like popcorn or chips, pretzels..... especially at work its too freakin quiet and that will be all I can focus on. I never used to have a problem with the crunching, but the office is so quiet, I can still hear the crunching unless I have music, then we are good.

3.) I am a big procrastinator. Why do something now (chores), when I can do it later??

4.) I color my hair.... well, highlights really, but now I can't stop them. I have a mousey brown head of hair, and my stylist finally got me to add blonde highlights to my curly hair, I have come to like it so much, it is going to be a permanent thing. Oh yeah, and I pull out the little grey hairs that occasionally pop up. I have gotten them since I got out of college. Its a hereditary thing, my dad was completely grey by mid 40's. I hope to god I have longer than that.\

5.) I spend too much, and make too little. (I have a staggering amount of debt between credit cards and student loans). I would love to have a place of my own, but making the pidely little salary that I have now, I would have to wait until I win the lotto... Mental note, remember to get lotto tickets!

6.) I have an obsession of getting cooking magazines and watching any cooking show on TV. Problem being, I don't really cook much.

7.) I don't have cable/sattelite TV. Other than college, I have not had cable in 15+years. I may have to cave soon and get basic cable (networks) when the digital conversion comes, because while I could get 10+ channels on annalog, my digital reception sucks. However, it does make going on vacation a bit more fun, because I also get to see cable tv. So sad!

8.) I have road rage issues. I am getting better and now only flip off the other drivers below the window line, but I have no patience for idiotic drivers and ones who drive like @$$h*les. I get very frustrated and the air in the car has been known to turn shades of blue.

9.) I do not like to clean. I hate to say that, but I do not like cleaning, which means it has been known to be delayed as long as possible.

10.) I love to watch NASCAR and COPS! I don't know why. Maybe my grandpa wore off on me. I like to say that it is the latent redneck gene sneaking through :) It could be worse!

I am not going to pass this on yto 7 people, because I have procrastinated a month already on doing this post, and most have done it already, or already seen it.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sesame Street

The refrain heard everytime she was on the merry go round.. "Go horsey go!"

We are not too fond of being up close and personal with any big furry creatures yet.... we don't care how cute they are :)

Note the lines of my bathing suit top.... they are now, nicely burned into my chest and both the front and top of the shoulders.... apparentley neglected to apply SPF 50 to those areas! I wonder if I can get away going bra less for the next few days because they HURT!

Our first Sesame Street Parade.... no nap and working on 3:30 pm.... not bad considering we got there at 10:30am!

This is the day before we left, we were on bug patrol

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Went to visit Elmo today, and omg I hurt! Between the sunburn and the crying feet tonight will be fun, but the munchkin had a blast and that makes it all worth it!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Elmo, here we come!

There will be much scrambling and rshed packing this morning, then we are off to PA to go see ELMO and Cookie Monster! Lets hope my brother remembers the car dvd player, otherwise Munchkin is not going to be a happy girl :)

Have a wonderful holiday weekend everyone!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I can breathe :)

So I went to Target last night to buy last minute items for the trip (and I still forgot stuff!), anywho I picked up a box of Breathe Right strips. They let me breathe so much better, hopefully snore less too - we'll have to see.

I have a feeling that I will be going back to Target afterwork in the next couple of days.


is is supposed to be this chilly mid may??? I had to use heat in the car this morning!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

4 more days

I have 4 days till my vacation starts, and I have much to do!
Pull out the summer clothes to see what I want to bring (if anything)
Put a hold on the mail - done
Clean up the house -started
Write a packing list
Change the oil in the car -done
Pay Bills online
Go see grandma and the dress she bought for Munchin to wear as a flower girl
Find the sunscreen! - done
Charge the camera.
Hunt down the spare phone charger - done
Go to Target/Walmart - sort of done.... dang it forgot something!
Pick up prescriptions after work -done
Go online and figure out what we are going to do in Maine
Figure out the directions down to PA to go see Elmo and Cookie Monster, and make 2 copies.

On that note I am taking 2 advil and going to bed to get rid of my headache :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


you have to check out this blog...

She has a great contest going for $40 of fun stuff!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

They said what???!

Here are some misheard lyrics, do you know what the real words are???
1. "It doesn't make a difference if we're naked or not."
2. "There's a bathroom on the right"
3. "I'll never leave your pizza burnin'"
4. "Just another man named Monday"
5. " Village cheese is not my lover"
6. "Another one rides the bus"
7. "Get your motor runnin'/ Dead cat on the highway"
8. "It tastes very nice, food of the parking lot"
9. "Comma, comma, comma, comma, comma, comedian"
10. "Momma don't take my totem pole away."
11. "Science healed the liver.... I'm yours."
12. "Wake me up to pour you cocoa"

Have a great Day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Whats for dinner?

Tough question of the day, what to do for dinner???? For the forseeable future on wednesdays after work I have to truck up to New Hartford to babysit. The challenging part is the munchkin has no patience with cooking dinner, which means (at least this week) I have to pick something up on my way...... I don't want fast food, but options are limited. On my way (or not too far out of the way) we have Chez McD's, a really good pizza joint, Subway, a chinese place, and the grocery store......hmmm decisions, decisions!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I found a yummy Thai restaurant called the Thai Room. Its about 5 miles from my house in West Hartford CT. Its in a strip mall with an asian grocery, a vietnamese/chinese restaurant, and a Peruvian restaurant. The food was great, but the best part is that they have Bubble Tea!! I think I will have to visit every few months!

Friday, May 1, 2009


All I have to say is WTF?

I am hard at work for 2 plus hours working on home inspections, when an email comes out giving work out for the day, and I am bombarded with files to process, in addition to the inspections.

If I had known that I was going to have a ton of work, I would have done the other stuff first and inspections last. Now I am going to try and speed through them!

Gotta love it.... I wonder if this is revenge for having a week off at the end of the month? LOL!

-- update ---

Even with all the crap I was sidled with today, I am 113+ % on my productivity.... take that! :)