Thursday, November 29, 2007

Long Post.........


Where have I been?
See that pic up there?
I've been exhausted.
He is extremely mobile & wants to go, go, go all the time!!!

Actually I have been adjusting to working again.
It's a nice job. I have found different ways to get there. I am no longer taking the tpke, I am taking 295, which is cutting about 10 mins off my travel time.
NICE!
What is nice, as well, is the company uses the same software system as I used at FMP. It's called BPics, so it's cool to be familiar with something while you are learning the ins & outs.
There are only 6 of us in the office. And what's funny is how the one perosn talks to the customers. The person actually told the customer "I don't know what the f*ck you want me to tell you?"
My eyes bulged out of my head.
No for being offended by the language, I can talk worse than a trucker, but the fact that he said that to a customer I was stunned.
O well.
Makes for an interesting day.

I testified today in the trial that stems from the attempted kidnapping that happened at Super G 3 1/2yrs ago.
Hopefully I will find out the verdict.
It was a hurry up & wait game. I waited 1.5 days to testify & it was over in 20 mins.
I will admit, the cross examination is very intimidating & the defense lawyer likes to twist your words.
It was almost like arguing with your s/o. BAAHAAHAA! J/K.

What else?
What else?

Oh see this pic:



That's me.
Yes, the camera puts on at least 10 pounds.
I had about 10 cameras on me.
BAAHAAHAA! Another funny!
Seriously, I know I've gained weight. This photo was an eyeopener.
Anyway, it's the only family pic that exists.
It was taken this past Saturday at a place called Roadside America in some town in PA. The place is about the size of an xtra large garage & houses a humoungous mini city & train set. It was really cool & the kids loved it.
Speaking of kids. The redhead is our nephew, Danny & the tall one is Tim, Christopher is in the football jersey with his head down & Cheekers is well, he's the wee one in his Daddy's arms.
Bobster shaved off the goatee.
He's so darn sexy with it. Luckily it grows back.
I love him with hair or without.
Good thing b/c as you can see, the hair on top of his head waved buh-bye years ago!

Now on a final note, I would like to say this:
Isle is surrounded by water, not something you walk down in a store.
That is spelled aisle.
Learn to spell!

Sorry had to get that out.
You may all return to your regularly scheduled blog reading.

Woops out!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hey Cheeks!......

Daddy is home.
What do you think of that?




Bobster is home for the holiday.
Woohoo! He's home for about a week. He needs the break.

Work is going well.
Little stressful today.
If it was a problem child, I got it. I like it, I just don't like the travel time but what can I do.

Ok, my spacebar is not working right, so I am outty!

Woops out!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Uncanny isn't it????



You just wait for the body shot.
I just realized this morning that Cheeks is also built exactly like a Who.
Woops out!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ugly Betty

I can not BELIEVE Bradford Meade died of a massive heart attack.

Can I tell you I had tears in my eyes? Must have been the saddest episode of the season.

Will update with perils of the job later this week.

Adios!

Woops out!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

10,9,8,7, you get the idea

Not the best pic BUT see that vest, I got it at Goodwill, along with a dress shirt that he isn't wearing for a buck! With the tags still on. I found it at Macy's the other day for $20.00. SCORE!

Anyway on with the countdown:
Ten things I did this weekend:
1. Went to the Berlin Farmers Mkt
2. Scrapbooked
3. Cooked Friday night
4. Cooked Saturday night.
5. Went food shopping
6. Cleaned the dining room floor on my hands & knees
7. Went to a baby shower for my friend Megan, who is expecting & due Dec 16th
8. Took out loads & load of garbage
9. Talked to Bobster on the phone.
10. Relaxed (I return to work tomorrow....waaaaaaaaaaaaah)

9 things on my agenda this week:
1. Return to work
2. Get back into a regular routine
3. Christmas shop
4. Order plane tickets for our trip in Feb.
5. Make Cheeks Christmas Portrait appointment
6. Watch America's Next Top Model
7. Watch Ugly Betty
8. Scrapbook
9. Get hair "enhanced"

8 shows I've watched last week:
1. Sesame Street
2. Barney
3. Oobie
4. America's Next Top Model
5. Ugly Betty
6. 30 minute meals
7. America's Smartest Model
8. Clean House

7 things I cooked last week
1. BBQ Chicken
2. Ravioli
3. Grilled Cheese
4. Gerber Graduate Meals
5. Spaghetti
6. Texas Toast
7. Chef Boyardee Dinosaurs w/ Meatballs
(I'm a gourmet, no?)

6 things I read this week
1. Scrapbook Etc.
2. Camden County Courier Post
3. Wonder Time
4. Parenting
5. Article on Elisabeth Hasselback on the internet
6. Blogs

5 Reasons to be happy today
1. Bobby comes home on the 20th
2. Cheeks is walking & darn good too!
3. I will be receiving a regular paycheck
4. Already did my food shopping
5. I will see my mom & dad today

4 things I need to buy
1. Flourescant Light Bulbs
2. 2 trash cans (one for regular trash & one for recycling)
3. Xmas gifts
4. Plane tickets
(I am trying to go as GREEN as possible, hope you all are too!)

3 people I saw this weekend
1. Megan
2. Anne
3. Julie

2 things I am thankful right now
1. That I have Cheeks
2. That I have Bobster

One final thought:
Never lift more than you can eat!....

Now I tag the following people to do the same:
Erin
Tara
Torreh
Kathy
TL
Beth
Jacquie
Fe

Woops out

Friday, November 09, 2007

2nd post of the day

I normally do not post twice in one day but...

I was just paying some bills (well I managed to pay 2...the others will wait). I had to take from savings account which put me under were I want to be in it...NOT PRETTY.

So, I open my email & what do I see but the following that I will paste in here. I received two emails.
Truly my lucky day!
My troubles are over!

Foundation's Officer,
Association charity foundation nl,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

This is to inform you that you have been chosen By the Board oftrustees of the above International charity organization as one of thefinal recipients of a Cash Donation.You are required to Contact the Executive Secretary below forconfirmation.Your Qualification numbers are: (A-121-637, G-01-06Executive Secretary,Mr. Arthur StewartTel:+31-626-415-837Fax: +31-847-375-060Email: mrarthur_001@yahoo.com.cn

Finally, all funds should be claimed by their respective beneficiaries, not later that 7 days after notification.

On behalf of the Board kindly accept our warmest congratulations
Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Gordon JUlia

& this one:

This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of£500,000.00 GBP (Five Hundred Thousand United kingdom Pounds Sterling)and a brandnew Range Rover car,From the International online programs held today in London the United Kingdom.
To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact the remittance department with the emails address provided below through our accredited Prize Transfer agents as stated below:
Mr Bryan Hunt,E-mail: lottoboard_claimsofficer@yahoo.com.hk Contact him with your secret pin code RRA00111234 and your referencenumber RRA: 12058006/06.
You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible:
Claims Requirements:
Name in full,
Address,
Sex,
Age,
Occupation,
Phone/Fax.
Winner under the age of 18 is automatically disqualified.
Staff of the Range Rover Company world wide is not to partake in this Car Promotional Lottery.
congratulations once again!
With Best Regards
Mr.Shaun Donald
Lottery Manager.

Am I a lucky bitch or what?


Don't think I ever posted this.
I did it for the sketch challenge at www.just4keeps.com
It was actually a contest to get in their newsletter for November.
Well, I was picked.
Woohoo!
That site is pretty cool & the girlers are all great.

Today is it.
My last official workday home.
I start my new job on Monday.
Must have passed the drug test....see I thought all those drugs I did in the 60's would have shown up.
What?
I wasn't born til 70?
Hmm....guess that's why I passed! BAAHAAHAA (it's early & I am easily amusing myself)

I need to go Christmas shopping today.
Actually to the Berlin Farmers Market. This place is, how does one say, unique. You can get everything from used crap to brand new, toys will break in an hour, crap.
They have a nice butcher shop.
They have an even more awesome sports shop. It sells all the NFL crap.
So I am going to go get the boys, the nephew & Bobby some stuff. It's all the stuff I would buy online but at least here I'm not paying shipping...altho. I guess it balances out.

Oh!
I have to tell you about the Nun.
Last night were went to Applebees for dindin with my dad.
So I see Cheeks start to smile & along come a Nun who talks to him for a minute & sits down directly behind us on the other side of the aisle (that is aisle like walkway....it is not spelled isle, as in something found in water...BIG PET PEEVE PEOPLE! Learn the diff!) I digress.
So she's sitting.
And Cheeks just wouldn't stop staring.
We all tried to distract him but it just wasn't working.
Well we finally thought we had him distracted so we were eating when I noticed he was staring again.
This was going on for about 20 mins.
Before I had a chance to do anything or before the Nun even realized he was doing it again, he stared at her & started sobbing & then clung to me. I mean he wouldn't let go & had tears streaming down his face.
She was flabbergasted & I was mortified.
I apologized & she said she understood but couldn't figure out why.
I told her it may be the habit.
She wasn't dressed like Sally Field.
Just plain ole run of the mill, modern nun.
I think the habit came to her shoulders & was tasteful. She was, afterall, 75 or so.
Everytime he looked at her, he could cry.
He eventually stopped when I shoved ice cream in his mouth but isn't that weird?
Poor kid.
Now he will be afraid of Nuns.
Guess it pays we aren't Catholic!

Well I must go wake Sleeping Beauty so she can keep an eye on Cheeks so I can shower.

Woops out!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Think someone was tired?

This is how my sister found him the other day.
Poor kid.
Just too pooped to actually go backwards, so he just keeled over!
Good thing he's bendy.

Dropped Bobster off this morning at the airport.
Freakin 5:30am.
Then I was daydreaming & took the wrong exit.
Just what you want to do...miss your road & go driving around Philly at dawn. Luckily I knew right where I was so all was good.

Went shopping today.
Got some "spavin" stuff for Xmas.
Usually I avoid Walmart like the plague
BUT
my mom needed to go so we stopped at the only decent Walmart in the area. They were having killer clearance on some stuff, so I was able to get some good bargains for Xmas gifts!!
YAY!
Go me!
And, on a plus side, I didn't get aggravated at the stupid ass, ignorant people b/c this Walmart is the good one.

I do have to return to get Chris a Xmas gift I found today.
Do I go to the good one or the one close to my house?
Decisions!
Decisions!

Only 4 days left til I return to work.
I'm not gonna lie...I don't want to go back.
Sadly, the companies I owe money too, don't really want to hear that I am not working & cant' afford to pay, so back to work I go.

Exhaustion has taken over so.........
Woops out!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

So...

The one good pic I have of me & my son & the kid doesn't look like me in it. At least in person he looks just like me! :>)
I never said how much Cheekers won for his prize.
Are you ready?
Hold onto your seats.....
He
Won
$15!!!!!
Woooooooooooohoooooooooooooooo!
It actually came in handy b/c he needed his first official shoes. He has Converse sneaks but we needed something with substance.
So off to http://www.ollyshoes.com/index2.htm we went & he got his first pair of Nikes.
Size 6!!!
Holy Beejezeebs Batgirl! Those are some big feet.
He does have room to grow tho & his size 4 Converse still feet.
He inherited my high instep.
Oiyve!

Today we did a yardsale at a local school.
Proceeds went to a student who was diagnosed w/ Lukhemia (?)...it was $15 for the space.
Well I took all of Cheeks clothes sans a few special things + his exersaucer & a bucnh of xtra stuff. Erin took tons of things too.
We ended up each making $20 & took everything immediately to Goodwill.
Left early...started at 8, we left at 9:30.
Why?
Well it was 35 with the windchill, overcast, raining & the wind gust were 35 mph.
Good times!
Good times!
Erin & I took turns sitting with Cheeks in the van.

Stopped & saw my friend Rocky...haven't seen him in over 2 yrs.
It was so good to see him. So shout out to Rock & Bren!!!! Hoping we will get together soon & they will get to meet Bobster.

Speaking of which, he is returning to PR pretty soon.
It sucks but that's life.

And, as Murphy Law always is, I start my new job on Nov 12th & just received a subpeona to testify (finally) in case that has come to trial. It came to trial in 2006 (the alledge crime took place in 2004), but the orig. trial was postponed. I just mentioned to my family that I can't believe it never came to trial. I need to learn to keep my mouth shut.
So now I have to report to work & let them know that during my 3rd week of training, I will need the week off b/c I've been subpeona.
Way to start off on a good foot.

Ok, some race w/ Spring cars is on & I like them so I am outty!

Woops out!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

November 1st

Here's my mom!
She showed up last night, dressed like Raggedy Ann.

No she didn't dress up for work.
She dressed up for Cheeks b/c the sun rises & falls on this child!!!!
The funny thing is she got him a book that has the buttons to push to play music.
Well, he would push, she would dance.
He caught on quick & would push. When she was done, he would clap & push it again.
This went on for like 15 mins.
Seriously.
I wonder if she will dress up like a Turkey for Thanksgiving for him....hee hee

This was taken yesterday on the way to see my Godson.
What a ham! Check out those teeth. He had all his teeth by the time he was 13 mos old.



Saw my Grandpop today.
It's his birthday.
He turned 87,
87!
Holy Moly.
Cheeks had a good time. He got to walk around & just go.
No wonder he was asleep about 2 mins after I put him in the cribby.

Didn't forget about my RAK.
I need to print out the posts & have Cheeks pick.
Stay tuned!

Woops out!