Friday, April 28, 2006

Friday stuff

Money came in for the car. Official shopping weekend. At home business didn't pan out, the lady let me in on a little secret after I said I'd do it. I need to purchase the product before I make money. Get out of here. That's not why I'm doing it. No thanks.

Wedding shower Sunday morning, and birthday party with the in-laws Sunday night. Should be exciting.

Side note: what is with those black and white oval bumper stickers with the letters in them?

POL = Polish?
ITA = Italian?
DMB = Dave Matthews Band?

Everything else doesn't make sense to me. Is there a secret?

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


*Quinn has been sick since Sunday. Sunday he had a temp of 101.7, Monday it was up to 102.5 then at 2 am Tuesday it was up to 103.3. (that looks like he was tuning in to radio frequencies). I took him to the doctor yesterday and it turned out to be viral (or as the doc called it, daycare crud). Fever finally broke at 6:00 last night. He fell asleep while eating dinner in his high chair. I put him to bed and he woke up all sweaty at about 7ish. He then slept on the couch until 10 when I woke him up changing his diaper. He ran around for about a half hour then off to bed. I had to sneak out of the room twice. Damn those 1950 squeaky hardwood floors.

*I went to the mall and realized I’m a tweenie again. When I was in Kauffman’s I was torn between the junior’s and the woman’s departments. Hmmm…..Tommy or Ralph? Neither I had to buy diapers. I went down to New York and Co., where they had a sale on crop pants, buy one get one half off. Sale? Yes, I love that word. I could still remain on my budget and look good…

*It is funny when you look through a magazine like parenting and they have a section for moms to show you how to pamper yourself and how to find “me” time. The clothes they show in there are so expensive. A bag for $100 or a shirt for $200 that can be found at Obviously these moms do not live in this area.

*Still on a car hunt. I get my check for the Hyundai sometime today or tomorrow. Hopefully by Sunday I’ll be in some wheels.

*On a work from home job hunt now. I have had a couple of phone interviews. Yesterday one was for an online referral job for ‘all natural’ household products. I’ll put my website on here when (or if) I sign up.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


Do not assemble a child's toy while your very curious child is in the room with you.

This is his picnic table I was putting together. It would have been a 15 minute project but it turned into an hour!! Gotta love it!!


Why is this on the front page of the Buffalo news? It isn't happening in Buffalo or in NYS,

And WHY this isn't on the front page is beyond me. I can't stand this guy and in my opinion the guy is running this place into the ground. That's what we need. For 1/2 the city to be high. I'm pretty positive that people are doing it behind closed doors, but who needs to know who the actual potheads are? He says he is trying to reduce crime and is now worried about it because a guy who couldn't get his drugs killed a nun. I'm sure his biggest reason for wanting to do it is to have one more thing to collect taxes on....

This is only an opinion. Thank you.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

During my quest in remodeling my bathroom, I have stumbled upon two things. One, when did it become all of the rage for the kids to have their own bathroom? This creating bathroom “themes” of rubber duckies and Sponge Bob Square Pants. Two, when did the shower curtain choices become so mundane?

About the first one. Unless you have the luxery of owning 4 bathrooms, there really isn’t a need for a 3 year old to have their own. I for one had to share a bathroom with my parents and brothers. Many of the people I know had to share also.

Secondly, I am so picky when it comes to decorating my house. I like the modern approach to redesigning a room, but am not into “copying” (if you will) other ideas that people I know have had (I can’t even stand it when I see someone wearing a shirt that I own). Over the last few years I have owned my home there were things that I had to shop for that I had no choice but to pick something that I’m sure a thousand other people have in their homes. Things such as a bedroom set, a couch, a chair and dining room table. There are limited resources (and funds were a factor) of furniture places in the Buffalo Area. This shower curtain shopping has become so boring. Paisleys, stripes, paisleys and stripes together, dots, fish, lace, or very limited colors. I don’t care for any of those and want something different. I searched high and low for the perfect bedspread, which, for your information, seem to have the same patterns on them as shower curtains. The online search begins.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Time for Brunettes...

Check out this headline. Finally we have surpassed the blondes....brunettes are cool for 2006!

I was checking out some new do's for my vacation!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Calm holiday...

Easter was surprisingly calm. Had the in-laws over for Brunch on Saturday and had dinner with my family yesterday. The weather was beautiful, which led to alot of outdoor activities and egg hunts!

And, my sister in law got engaged yesterday in Mertle Beach!!! I'm so excited for her!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Car shopping begins...

This stinks. I am not good with cars. I have no idea where to start. I do know I need to keep it under $10,000 and I need 4 doors.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Do you have the time?

At work this morning we were trying to decide if one of our vendors was an hour behind us or not. They are located in Louisville, Kentucky and yes they are 1 hour behind.

We did some research on the time zones and found out that half of Kentucky is at the same time as we are and that the other half is an hour behind.

Could you imagine living on the border of a time zone? How strange would that be?

If you lived on the later side and had to go to the earlier side you would have an extra hour a day, but the other way around would make it shorter.

It would be good if you lived on the later side and had an appointment on the earlier side. Most businesses are open from 8-5, so you could work until five and make it to your appointment by 4:15.

It would be bad if you lived on the earlier side and had to work on the later side. You would have to get up at 6 your time to make it to work by 8 their time.

Do you think these people need two different watches?

Why am I writing this 2 ½ weeks after my accident? Well because it took that long for the insurance company to declare my vehicle a total loss. Actually it took 2 weeks to get off their ass and then 2 days to decide.

I called them on Monday and said that no one has notified me about my car. Jason answered and got the ball rolling. Apparently no one from the collision shop contacted them like they were supposed to and my car has been collecting storage fees for two weeks (thankfully I'm not reponsible for those because it was their fault). Jason got the adjuster out there and called me back with the details. Thanks Jason!

I had to go over on my lunch today to give my permission to have the vehicle taken away, get my plates off of the car and say my final goodbyes.


Monday, April 10, 2006

I saw this woman yesterday that I know, that I haven’t seen in a while. She says to me, “Wow (slight pause) you look great.” Thank you for the compliment, but it was the way she said it that made her sound surprised instead of happy for me. She looked at me like she couldn’t believe I had one nose or something.

My thought on this postpartum compliment:

It would be surprising if I looked good after having a 2000 lb elephant ripped out of my abdomen a year ago.

I did, however, give birth to a 9 lb (human) baby last year, and I don’t find it surprising that I look normal. What ever postpartum normal looks like.

Then driving down the I 190 I was a bit more observant than normal and couldn’t resist picking on all the filth Buffalo has to offer sometimes. I (more often than not) can’t help but wonder what people must think when they visit here when they see this stuff on the major highways. Not everywhere (surrounding towns) is like that and of course the most highly populated roads look worse.

Run down factories
Woman running down the street in their pajamas
People piling garbage and junk in their front or back yards
Run down housing
Graffiti on nice new housing
Very slow promises on the waterfront

Friday, April 07, 2006

There are bunny tracks in my mashed potatoes...

With Easter on its way it reminds me of why I have a love/hate relationship with the holidays.


Good Family members
Poker Tourneys


All the petty family members getting together and can not put their pettiness aside even for one day. Why are people like that? They just sit there and make fun of people and get drunk.

Calories in food

That about sums it up. When I was little, I couldn't wait for the holidays. Now depending on which family I spend it with can give or take it, but I will take it for Quinn's sake!!!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Are non-stick pans making me fat?

Does anyone realize how much butter they are consuming when having to cook on a "non-stick" pan with butter to make it not stick???? You take non fat food like Chicken for example, and douse it with butter to make it not stick to the pan. I'd say pointless. Other options are generic butter from a can (gross) or olive oil (never used it, it doesn't sound better).

I went home on my lunch and had some scramby eggs and had to use a little pat of butter to keep the eggs from sticking. I pour in the eggs and they now have an appetizing little fat ring around them. This making my eggs double the calories.

My suggestion....try making a pan actually "non stick".

So sorry

My apologies to my hubby for blaming him for stealing the 5 dollars out of my purse. I found it missing in the middle of the Tim Horton's line this morning and yelled at him in my head.

I went home on my lunch and found it in my Spring (it is April) coat pocket. I didn't wear that coat today because I had to wear my Winter (did I mention it is April) coat this morning.

PS. Happy Birthday Sarah!!