Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tis the season

So, I am tired of all of the stupid negative people that need to shove their considered problems for everyone. I am not, I repeat, NOT a negative person at all. I am usually very upbeat and try to find ways to make people laugh. That is probably a character flaw because even in awkward situations I want people (namely myself) to be comfortable because I HATE awkward situations. I just wish people would stop trying to push that whatever they think/feel/believe is the right thing and stop letting people believe/feel/think what they want. If you do not like how people are doing something just let them be. I know this blog is counter-productive, but that is why it is my thoughts and I am not forcing anyone to read this, they are doing that of their own choosing.

Anywho...with all of that lovely Christmas spirit that is out there (and by that I mean all the bah humbug people) I just figured that this would be a good time to post this. Please, for everyone's sake just let people be. No need to think that you are right all of the time and that everyone else is an idiot just because they do not do/say/act the exact same way you do/want them to. It is a free country and no one should be made to feel that way. Good day.

Monday, December 22, 2008

The little things

So I was wrapping presents on Saturday night and little man was jealous of his cousins presents. So I did what any good mom would do and wrapped one of his books that was going to be a stocking stuffer and let him open it. I was amazed because I have no idea how he even knew what to do. Last Christmas he was only 10 months old an obviously on his birthday he was only 1 so he didn't really understand the present giving situation. And we have only gone to one birthday party since then so I was amazed that he knew to rip the paper to get to the good stuff. And his face was priceless! I wish I would have had my camera ready because he was so excited! It made my heart melt!

And then today I took all of my family's presents over to my folks house so we don't have to make unneccesary trips to grab them on the way home from Dodge and I was wrapping up a last present for my grandma when I hear the familiar rip of wrapping paper! Lo and behold, Leo had gotten ahold of one of his grandma's presents and decided he would open it! I got it back in time to add a piece of tape to conceal the gift, but it was to hilarious. But then he started to cry and made my mom feel bad! She almost let him open up one of his presents just to make up for it! What a sucker! Keep them crocodile tears coming boy because grandma will fall for anything! *Love you mom!*

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Off subject

I got so off subject yesterday with my blog that I had to retrace what I originally wanted to say! My main thought for yesterday's post was so going to be about what we do to change ourselves to fit into our significant others lives. So, I love music (as seen by working in a music store for 4 years). I really do like all styles of music but when I was dating Leo I totally was in to metal a lot more than I am now. I think part of the reason was because I totally dug Leo and wanted us to have more in common than we already did, but another part was because my life was kind of hectic and the music was kind of hectic and it fit. But now my life is not as hectic (in the sense that it was!) and so I dig more mellow music. Don't get me wrong, we want to go to a Slipknot concert in January and that will rock my socks off but I will definitely put my foot down (kinda) when he starts listening to stuff I don't like. And I know I am not alone in this. One time when we were going to Hays when we had just started dating and he let me listen to country for over half of the way there. That DOES NOT happen anymore! He hates country and I know that so I only turn it to those stations to grind his gears! But he was being very courtly and let me listen to my faves! .

I can't really think of anything else that I "changed" to fit better with him because we already have a lot in common (and we are brutally honest with each other), but that particular thing sticks out and it cracks me up! I'm sure people say and do a lot more and worse things to fit with that person, but I'm sure that those people who change drastically are the relationships that don't make it.

What are things that you have changed about yourself to gain the attention of the opposite sex? Just curious!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

who am I?

That is a question that I have been thinking about today. I thought about this because I was thinking of my old roommate. I just talked to him last night and we chatted (via texting) for a little bit. It made me think about our year and a half living together. Having one other roommate which worked out fabulously, from the birthdays to the dinners to the movie nights, to having an additional roommate who did not work out well because he was a d-bag and because he was a thief (allegedly). I sure do miss that guy (the original roomie, not the thief!). I wish that he would move back here, but then again, even if he moved back here would I see him that often? How much do I even see my brother, who lives about a mile and a half away? Not often enough, that is for sure!

Anywho...back to my original thought. Who am I? When I was 18 and had moved out I was a drinker. And I stayed up late and worked a retail job at an awesome music store. Loved my roomies, loved my job and loved my life. Then I started dating my hubby. He moved in and roomie moved out (because his job transferred him to AZ, not because of the hubby!). Still drank, not as much though because classes were harder and didn't really have anybody to drink with anymore! Started working at a different job but still loved my life. We went to concerts, went out to movies, to dinner. It was great! Now, I work at a job I really like, definitely don't drink anymore (maybe 1 or 2 times a year!) and now we don't even go to the movies or out to dinner or to concerts. Even though I really like where I am at right now, minus a few small debts, I mean details! :) I want my hubby to want to take me out to dinner and a movie. I don't want to come home from work and then still have to "work" all evening. I would love love love to really just have the hubby that I first started dating! I want the spark back and can't figure out how to get it there. That's pretty sad considering we've only been married for 4 1/2 years.

Any help would be appreciated! Give me some feedback. How do you keep the spark there (or if not the spark, at least the significant other wanting to do nice things for you!)

And I do want to make clear that he does do nice things for me, but they include cutting the crust off of my pumpkin pie (i hate the crust!) and scraping my windows! I'm sure there are other things, but I can't think of anymore right now!

Monday, December 15, 2008

So I haven't been feeling well

So, why is it when a woman says that she has been feeling nauseous everyone automatically assumes that she is pregnant? Honestly people, it is flu season, why can't a girl just say she doesn't feel well and people leave it at that? I guess the next time I don't feel well and don't want to feel like I am involved in the Spanish Inquisition (insert Mel Brooks joke here) I will just tell people that I am having diarrhea and tell people to shove off if they feel inclined to spew the baby blues my direction!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Craziness

Every year I go shopping with my mom and grandma to help my grandma get her Christmas shopping done. Today was that day and it was great! We started at the mall and went to Target and a little shop called Nifty Nut House. And we made a lunch stop at Red Lobster. Amazing day all the way around! My best deals were at Childrens Place where I got 2 pairs of jeans, a sweater for my niece and a 3 in 1 winter coat for little man all for $46. That may not sound amazing, but the coat was originally $50 so there! Also, at Target I had $50 in gift cards from cashing in points from my debit card and I got my brother's present, his gf's present, another present for my niece, a glove/hat/scarf package for moi and a couple of little things for the little man for $30 after my gift cards. I am a bargain machine! So to all of you non-bargain shoppers...ha ha! I rock!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Weird Weather

So I am not one to care that much about the weather, but seriously you know when you live in Kansas when one day it is nice enough to grill outdoors and the next it is snowing and ice covers the ground. Yep, that is exactly what has happened in the land of Oz. If it wouldn't have gotten so dang dark so dang fast I would have grilled last night. And when I opened the door this morning snow was blowing all over the place and I fishtailed like a beyatch on the way to work. So as the old saying goes...there's no place like home! Gotta love Kansas and its wacky weather!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Clean Sweep

I hate cleaning. Have I ever mentioned that? I don't think I have, but I really hate to clean. I knew this weekend I needed to do a good thorough cleaning and so yesterday I cleaned out the fridge. I had no idea refried beans could stay good without molding for so long. I swear to you we had 3 containers with remnants of refried beans. So disgusting. I also cleaned all of the monkey's bottles and loaded and unloaded the dishwasher. Cleaned cabinets, etc.

Then this morning I started on little man's room. We have had a mouse problem and we are still trying to get rid of those sneaky bastards. But anywho...I had received quite a bit of hand me down clothes for the monkey and I had washed them all. But after washing them I realized I did not have enough hangers so they were in a laundry basket in his room. Actually more like 4 laundry baskets but I kept forgetting to get more hangers. But then we got the mice and I like to be on the safe side because I knew they had been in his room from their little "treats" they left for us by his book case. Well I finally got more hangers so this morning I started laundry. I did laundry ALL FREAKING DAY! I could not believe it. And even after I had bought 40 more hangers I still don't have enough. So the rest of the clothes are high so the mice can't get them.

After all the laundry had been put away (except for the ones without hangers) I decided to finish cleaning the refrigerator. I cleaned that bad boy and it is sparkling! And then we moved the TV to the other side of the living room because Leo thinks it's feng shui is better. Just kidding, he just wanted all of the furniture to be pointing to the TV for some reason! And now it is 9:52 and I did not get around to the bathroom. I will save that for an evening this week. And let me tell you I am NOT looking forward to it. The one thing though that makes cleaning so worthwhile is being able to sit down after all that and think what a nice looking house you have! Hopefully everyone's weekend was as productive as mine! And I hope most of you are at least started with the Christmas shopping...only 17 days until Christmas!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What do I have to say

So I have been reading a lot of blogs lately, one reason is because I (ok, my friend) told me how to read on google reader and I can soooo do that at work! But one thing I have noticed is how a lot of people write about some crazy shit. Now honestly I don't agree with everything people write about. One thing I read is that someone gets annoyed with young people who go to bed early. I am one of those early to bed people and I think it's funny that people are annoyed about it. I have also read about people hating to go to the girly doctor. I don't particularly enjoy it but it doesn't bother me to the extent it does others. Again, think it is kinda funny that people despise that doctor!

So it got me thinking...not everybody agrees about what other people think! That is the great thing about blogging though is that you can write about whatever the freak you want and no one can stop you. And really people can't get mad about what you write because those are your feelings and no one should tell you how to feel (unless you are totally stupid and then I reserve the right! j/k!) P.S. I hate using j/k but my smiley face was totally messed up by the other end of the ). So I am glad that there is an outlet for people to express their feelings because if there wasn't this outlet then those crazies out there (myself included) would be ranting and raving to the sacker in the grocery store or even worse, our spouses! :) So thank you all you blogger beginners out there because without you the world would be an even crazier place! BLOG ON!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

so much stuff

Well I don't have a lot going on in my life but I have a lot of stuff going on in my mind. Today I will be discussing how I do not want to have friends at work. Ever. Again. I have now thought at great lengths about this. My fellow blogger had a post that said she didn't like to make friends at work and I laughed at her. Only because if I don't make friends at work I don't really have places that I go to meet new people. Well turns out she was probably right!

I have a great friend at work. But now that she is leaving she is not being the bestest friend in the world. But only in the work-friend sense. I just see a lot of different things when we work together than when we hang out. I love this girl outside of work. And when she leaves in January, things will be fantastic! I will throw her a wedding shower and be so excited. And I have had friends that I have worked with in the past and things just always change when you are "co-workers." And I am starting to make a new friend at the new place I work. We are even in an exercise program together. I just don't want to get to the point in a friendship that I can get let down by someone. And there, ladies and gentlemen is why I don't have a lot of friends. I don't like getting let down. I know Leo won't let me down because he's my spouse and we have an arrangement. And my mom won't let me down, well to be honest because she's my mom. So I understand now why people say that they don't have friends at work. Screw friends! Oh wait, I mean just at work!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Oh My God!

I started a new exercise program at the DRC. It is called Cycle Circuit. It should really be called I'm gonna hurt the crap right out of you. But it's not. I started on Monday and it is every Monday and Wednesday for 3 weeks because it is an in-between session. Well Monday went great. We cycled for about 20 minutes ran a couple laps, rode for about 10 more minutes got off and did some squats and leg lifts and then rode about 5 more minutes. I thought it was great. I felt good (oh yeah, did I mention the class is from 5:45-6:30? IN THE AM????)

Anyway, I get home, take a shower and feel great. All day. Well I go to work this morning and I squat down to get my coin out and OH. MY. GOD. I was in pain. So now, all day I have been so sore! It will so be worth it though when I look HOT! I'm so sure! :)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Another one bites the dust

So, another weekend has come and gone. I know I am probably being over-dramatic, but it seems like weekends go by so quickly. And it doesn't help that I had to work all day Saturday. But I was off Wednesday and Thursday and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday was all spent with family and one close friend so it was a wonderful weekend. Thanksgiving was wonderful. I ate to much food and sat on my butt for way to long but isn't that what the holidays are all about! ;)

I got up REALLY early Friday morning (read: 5 AM) and went to Kohls and Target. But I got pretty much all the shopping done for Leo's nieces and I think all we are going to get for the monkey. It was very worth it. Although after shopping from 5:30-7 and then working from 7:30-6:15, I passed the F out pretty quickly Friday evening over at Leo's sisters house. And then after working all day Saturday I again passed out at his sisters house. I can't help it that I am always sleepy! And then on Wednesday the 10th I am going shopping with my mom and grandma (a yearly tradition that I adore!) and I am hoping that we get our Christmas bonus from work or else Christmas will be a little sparser than usual. But that is ok, because that is not what the holidays are about! At least we will get to be with our family and friends! I hope everyone's holiday was fantastic! Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


So as some of you know my dear husband and I both work in a bank. He was "chosen" to manage a branch while the real manager was on maternity leave. It was ridiculous at times because of the stupidity of the employees and because of the situation as a whole. And of course, the loving wife that I am, was steamed a lot of the time because I felt like he deserved much better treatment (and help) than he was receiving. I told him he should ask for a pay raise for the time that he was managing that branch but he said he wouldn't feel right asking. I was semi-ok with that. But then people were quitting and people were needing to take vacation all of a sudden and he was CRANKY a lot when he would come home. Well, lo and behold people took notice. Yesterday his regional manager came to his branch and gave him an envelope with $250 bucks and told him he gave him a letter of recommendation for his file. Also, the human resources lady gave him a thank you card and I'm sure that will go a long way in the HR department. So, BRAVO to Leo for being outstanding when facing stupidity and being able to deal with the pressure. I soon may be having to deal with the same situation in the upcoming future, so hopefully my future will be shining with dollars as well! :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

I was tagged by Brooke at Yada, Yada, Yada.... and even though I have done this once I will do it again for good sport (I am just copying what I had from before so bear with me if you have already read it!)

1.) I am not a good swimmer. I failed swim lessons when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade. I love to swim in a pool and I know that if I needed to swim to save my life or someone else I could but it might take me a little longer. I can doggy paddle and I do love to float on my back but a good swimmer I am not!

2.) I LOVE to go camping but I don't really like to be outside. An oxy-moron I know but it is true. I think the reason I love camping is because I used to go camping with my friends and we always had such a good time. And who doesn't like a good bloody mary at 9 in the morning. Really, tell me someone and I'll tell you you're crazy! :)

3.) I don't really like animals. At all. I have a dog and I like her but other peoples pets, yeah, not really a big fan.

4.) Kinda along the lines of #3, but I HATE birds. It doesn't matter what kind. I hate them all. I watched Hitchcock's "The Birds" and I really hated birds after that.

5.) I love watching sports. In person, on TV it doesn't matter. But they have to be cool sports like football, baseball and basketball. I can watch golf and tennis sometimes but mostly the 3 mentioned above. Also, along those lines I also love to watch SportsCenter. More than my husband. And mostly when I am going to bed. He gets annoyed because he will always wake up at the same point every hour when it repeats, but that doesn't bother me!

6.) I love to watch movies. And not just popular movies, but all different kinds of movies. Historical movies, Horror Movies, Action-Adventure, Chick Flicks, Independent Films. And I can quote a lot of them too. Most of them are the ones that I have watched repeatedly but I can hear a line from a movie and remember it.And finally,

7.) I pick up on other people's speaking crazies. I work with a girl that always goes, "I know, huh." and I have picked that up. I don't know what it is...maybe it is because I am around the same people all the time at work and home so I will pick up on it to emulate them to make them feel more comfortable. Or maybe it is because I am self-concious so I want to fit in with them. either way...kinda weird!

And I am tagging:
Tressa at
Angie at
Shelly at
Anita at

Yeah, I know you are supposed to do 8, but I am still getting to know blogging friends so this is what I got! :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Life happens

So, do you ever have those days when life is coming at you so fast that there is no time to stop and think? Well today was NOT one of those days! I had too much time to think! We are having a mouse problem in our house. We have caught 5 mice in one week. That constitutes a major problem in my eyes, but whatever. Anywho...we went to bed early (like 9) tonight because Leo has to be at work at 6:30 and I just like to go to sleep. Only tonight I could not sleep. I have been sitting up for over an hour so I decided to come and type my feelings!

We were watching Scrubs (an awesome tv show. For those of you that have not seen it I suggest you rent or buy all seasons and just watch! Amazing!) and everyone on the show has or are having babies. And it made me think. I definitely want another kid. Just one, and not right now, but I do want more. And I know Leo does (even though he may not say it I can tell he does!) but again, not now. But at this juncture in our lives I don't know that we would be able to afford another one. I'm not saying monetarily because no one really ever has enough money for kids unless you are rich. But I mean, I don't feel like I could have another kid in the house we are living in. It is a 3 bedroom house with one bathroom. And the fact that we spend money like it is going out of style and have to many bills to name (even though I could since I pay the bills! :)) plus student loans on top of that it makes it really difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

And maybe it was because when I was growing up I had everything I could possibly want plus some if you ask my parents I'm sure. And right now little man gets pretty much everything he wants (plus more, because we totally got him a ball pit because he loves the one at my parents house). Or maybe it is because I see all these people I know that are doing great things like building houses or buying new houses, cars and having babies. What are these people doing that we aren't. And then there are the people who struggle to have kids and can't but could afford everything and anything that they want. I guess I just need to do what I told Leo this morning and instead of wishing for what we want we need to do something about it. I just don't know exactly what that is.

Friday, November 21, 2008

It's been awhile

So I have been sick this week along with the monkey but I also have not taken the time to write anything! And few things have happened this week that are interesting but here goes...

Tuesday night is dinner night at the folks. And let me tell you this one was one for the making! Everyone and their dog showed up. Ok, maybe no dogs came but it seemed like there were a lot of people there. My grandma and her husband, my other grandma and grandpa, my broseph and his girlfriend, their baby girl Chloe, my hubby and kid (me of course!), and my aunt were all there for dinner. Then another aunt, her daughter and her friend all came for cake for my grandpa's 80th birthday! It was crowded but I loved seeing everyone and not usually everyone is there at the same time so that was nice also.

The on Thursday we had a fraud party at work. I caught a counterfeit check about a month ago and our branch was rewarded with a party! It was nice because we got free food (I LOVE HOG WILD!) and also because we got to goof off from about 11 until 4. Now I worked until 8 so we still had work to do in the evening, but I have 2 complaints about the party. One is that there was our manager, her manager and the fraud manager at our branch the whole time. Why you may ask? I do not really know. Kinda awkward when we go into our back room and they're just chilling. I think it was as much of a break for them than it was for us! Also, as much as I loved not working for 5 hours after they left we still had to work. And work we did. It was obnoxious for the fact that I really don't like shoving what I would normally do in a 9 hour day in 3 hours. So not cool!

Ok, so that was the excitement for the week. I have to work all day tomorrow (10-6) and then Sunday I will be relaxing! Hopefully I will feel better by next week! It's gobble time!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

another weekend gone

So another weekend has come and gone. This weekend was a little different in that we went to Dodge City to visit family and enjoy a nice wedding. Well of course with an almost 2-year-old things don't always go as planned. We got to the wedding and probably 15 minutes into it Leo started to act up. And then came the reception. A time that I figured he would enjoy with the food and dancing. Obviously I didn't have a clue. He was ready to go right then. I don't know if it was the amount of people or just the fact that he was ready to go but he got mean. I have a scratch on my arm to prove it and he bit Leonard. Tis life!

So we decided to go back to Leonard's parents house and we took his almost 4-year-old niece with us because she was ready also. We go home, eat and then sit down to watch some TV. Well apparently Leo is a bully and Jocelynn is his favorite target. All night and then today he picked on her. I don't know what it is about her but he really enjoyed beating her up. And then we feel bad because our kid is the mean kid.

Then today we watched a little football (I watched my eye lids because I was tired!) and then we left for home about 4. And ridiculously enough it took us 3 hours to get home. So stupid. And we don't really know why. It sure didn't take us that long to get there. I think God threw in a few extra miles to give us some more quality time together! :)

I'll post a picture of the girls and little man for you to see the cousins. They are all so cute! Hope you all had a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Great weekend

So this weekend was fantastic. Actually lately has been fantastic. Me and my esposo have been getting along great. Other than the little monkey being a little terror 50% of the time, the other 50% of the time he is a little angel! ;) On Friday the Leo's and I went to the Dodge City vs. someone football game. It was freezing cold but that is the football weather I like! And then we got to go eat at Carlos O'Kelly's and it was delicioso! (see how I'm throwing in Spanish words? You can tell I watch to much Handy Manny, Dora and Diego!). Anywho...then on Saturday I had to work all day....blah.

But then Saturday night I went to Turkey Bingo at the church then to my friends birthday party at Hana Cafe. The food was weird (I had green tea and red bean ice cream---so weird!) but the place was very quaint and it was no smoking! Halelujah! Sorry smokers, but as much as I don't mind people smoking I enjoy going to non-smoking restaurants. That is a whole other post in itself about how I find it ridiculous that the government is getting involved in making places non-smoking but anyways...I am getting off track!

Then Sunday was Leo's birthday! We went to Texas Roadhouse (more deliciousness!) then took little man over to my parent's so they could watch him and we could go to the movies. We had some extra time to spare so we went to Toys-R-Us and Barnes and Noble. It was just nice to spend time with my main man without the interruptions of daily life! Then we went to see Zach and Miri Make a Porno. So the nudity was ridiculous in the movie, so I suggest that if you don't like nudity don't see the movie! But other than that the movie was like a love story smushed in between pervy stuff! But that is why a guy and a girl can go to one movie! THe love story for her the pervy stuff for the guy. Am I right or am I right! Anyway...loved the movie. People who like Kevin Smith will get a kick out of it but Leo said it wasn't his favorite. I wouldn't say it's my fave, but awesome none the less! So there was a recap of my weekend. Awesome time had by me! Let me know what you did! I like to hear what other people did.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

What the heck?

So, I have been trying (kinda) to lose weight. I have been doing a pretty good job and my clothes keep getting looser and looser, but I have a problem. All the pictures I take I look like a giant cow. I don't know what it is or why, but all the pictures I take make me look gigantic. So if anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear how not to look huge! I will post a picture to prove my point. Also, the people I am in the picture with are like size 4 and 6, so I realize that I am bigger than they are to begin with, but the picture makes me look huge compared to them...let me know what you think!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

time flies

Wow! Sorry it has been awhile since my last post. I have been sick and busy and just haven't taken the time to write. Well if you have been reading my blog you may remember that I had talked about wanting a new car for the family. Well our "wish" may come true. Leo's car's check engine light came on about a month ago but we were riding it out hoping it was nothing significant. Unfortunately the other day his car started to act like it was going to die. We took it to the shop today and to fix his car totally it will be around $1200. We paid about $300 today but that is just a temporary fix. So we are trying to figure out if we want to put another $900 into a car that is really only worth about $3000 trade-in. It is a '99 Honda Civic and I just don't really know that it is worth it. Maybe we can look at needing a new car as we have been wanting a small SUV (think Ford Escape or Honda CR-V) for our little expanding family and his car crapping out is a way for us to swing that. We don't have a huge budget to work with, but if we cut things out, like going out to eat and all the ridiculous cable channels that we don't need then our budget obviously goes up. But then we also have to think about all the student loans that are piled up and other debts that we need to take care of. I wish I had the EASY button from the Staples commercial. I would just push it and all my "problems" would go away! :) I put problems in parentheses because my problems are very minimal compared to what some other families have to deal with, like not being able to afford to eat or money for gas, etc. So thanks for letting me vent! :) Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Also, Leo's birthday is this weekend and I really wanted to get him some new Puma's but I don't think that is going to happen with the car repair bill. But oh well. He won't really need the new shoes since he will be able to drive to work. Am I right or am I right!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Where do my weeks go?

So as I am sitting here it is Wednesday, October 29th. And I am trying to figure out where my week has gone, where my year has gone and where my life has gone. My week of course has gone to work! My year has gone to my son, all the giggles and the kisses and the hugs! Along with my spouse (who if he read this he might gag!) and to my job. My job is going well. I really like the position I am in. I really enjoy the people I work with *including my boss (surprisingly to many!)* and things seem to be going in the right direction. And my life has gone to who knows where! I am going to be a quarter of a century in 8 months. I don't know how that happened! I know I'm a dork and I am NOT old but a quarter of a century just sounds ridiculously old! So in the next 8 months I would really like to map out my future. I want to figure out some things that I would like to accomplish before I turn 25 and things I would definitely like to accomplish by the time I hit half a century! I will keep you posted on what I come up with and my plan on how to get there. My first goal is to spend more *active* time with my son and my spouse. And not just sitting on the couch watching TV with them. Doing something that we can enjoy each others company! I'll let you know how it goes!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Swapping Lives

I just got finished reading the book "Swapping Lives" by Jane Green and it was amazing. The theme was a single gal swapping lives with a married gal to see if the grass was greener on the other side. So, the theme was just what I have been feeling in my life lately. I love being married and having a sweet little baby boy (who by the way when I woke up this morning and I saw him, he waved at me and then gave my hand a kiss like a true gentleman!) but sometimes it would be fun *I THINK* to go back to being single for like a minute! Especially since my friend may be moving to a bustling city and it really makes me want to visit her when she moves and relish the BIG CITY LIFE! But every time I think about it, I think "Kendra, do you really think you could handle going to the bars and staying up until who knows when and leave the fam behind?" So after reading the book both the single and married gals wanted to go back to their lives and I'm sure I would feel the same way. But that doesn't mean that I don't want to take a mini-vacay to visit my friend! This girl can still party with the best of them!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Working for the weekend

So whoever wrote the song working for the weekend definitely didn't work retail! And some people like to complain, "Oh you have banker's hours." I just want to smack them. Because honestly bankers hours do not mean what they used to mean! I work in a branch that is in a Dillons grocery store and we are open 10a-8p Monday through Friday and 10a-6p on Saturdays. And we are also open on those goofy holidays like Veterans Day, Columbus Day, etc. So, of course this post relates to my life because I have to work tomorrow. So I am going to work all day from 10-6 and then come home, be a quick change artist and go to a Halloween party. Leo is being nice and staying home with the monkey and i am real excited! The party is at my friends house who I used to work with but since I changed locations we don't see each other near as often as we should and I am looking forward to a night out! I'll post some pictures after the weekend! Hope everyone else has a great weekend!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Small victories

So I know I haven't posted in a while and this one is going to be quick, but we have had a small victory in the Fernandez household. Leo has slept in his own bed for 5 nights in a row! That is ever so exciting since he will be 20 months old tomorrow (I can't freaking believe it!). Anywho...he will go through (short) phases where he will sleep in his own bed and I will be in heaven, but the last time he did that he got sick with the rotovirus and then got chicken pox a month later and boy was sleeping in his own bed screwed up after that! So, we went to KC for the weekend and Leo stayed with my folks and he sleeps in his own bed there and so we made him sleep in his own bed every night since then. So I am thrilled to have 1/2 of the bed to myself! And now the next big thing to break him of is his bottle. Any suggestions would be fabulous!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rainy Tuesdays

So as I am sitting here deciding when I want to get up to get ready for work all I can hear is the pitter patter of rain. It makes it so hard to do anything. I don't like to get up to go to work on a daily basis (even though I really like my job) but the rain the last couple of days has made it a lot harder. It is days like today that really makes me wish I had a job like my mom's where she can call in on a whim. I know she has days that she absolutely can not call in and her job is pretty stressful sometimes as well, but I mean the easiness of calling in. No one to make her feel like she may not be sick enough to stay home or that the job is really dependent on her to where they may not function that day because she won't be there. Yeah, I hate that. I wish I could just crawl under my covers and pop in a good movie and just cat nap all day long with no worries. But alas I do not. I guess I should get up and go get ready. But Lord knows that I will not be doing my hair because it won't matter. The rain will mess it up anyways. Gotta love ponytails!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Are you sure you want to know!

CC from Fork in the Road tagged me and now I am supposed to share 7 weird facts about myself. Some of these may not be weird to all but they are weird to some! I don't know if you really want to know these things but here goes!

1.) I am not a good swimmer. I failed swim lessons when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade. I love to swim in a pool and I know that if I needed to swim to save my life or someone else I could but it might take me a little longer. I can doggy paddle and I do love to float on my back but a good swimmer I am not!

2.) I LOVE to go camping but I don't really like to be outside. An oxy-moron I know but it is true. I think the reason I love camping is because I used to go camping with my friends and we always had such a good time. And who doesn't like a good bloody mary at 9 in the morning. Really, tell me someone and I'll tell you you're crazy! :)

3.) I don't really like animals. At all. I have a dog and I like her but other peoples pets, yeah, not really a big fan.

4.) Kinda along the lines of #3, but I HATE birds. It doesn't matter what kind. I hate them all. I watched Hitchcock's "The Birds" and I really hated birds after that.

5.) I love watching sports. In person, on TV it doesn't matter. But they have to be cool sports like football, baseball and basketball. I can watch golf and tennis sometimes but mostly the 3 mentioned above. Also, along those lines I also love to watch SportsCenter. More than my husband. And mostly when I am going to bed. He gets annoyed because he will always wake up at the same point every hour when it repeats, but that doesn't bother me!

6.) I love to watch movies. And not just popular movies, but all different kinds of movies. Historical movies, Horror Movies, Action-Adventure, Chick Flicks, Independent Films. And I can quote a lot of them too. Most of them are the ones that I have watched repeatedly but I can hear a line from a movie and remember it.

And finally,
7.) I pick up on other people's speaking crazies. I work with a girl that always goes, "I know, huh." and I have picked that up. I don't know what it is...maybe it is because I am around the same people all the time at work and home so I will pick up on it to emulate them to make them feel more comfortable. Or maybe it is because I am self-concious so I want to fit in with them. either way...kinda weird!

Monday, October 6, 2008


So another great weekend. We spent time with the extended family at a huge birthday blow-out for 4 people. I will say I LOVE smoked meats! My uncles make the best pork and brisket and I ate way too much! Pretty much ruined my diet for the whole weekend!

And speaking of diets...we started a "Fit 4 Fall" program at the bank that if you exercise 4 days a week and eat 4 servings of fruits and/or veggies a day you get a prize. We don't know what the prize is but let me tell you...4 fruits and veggies a day is TOUGH. Especially when you go from maybe 1 to 4, you have a whole different outlook on your menus. Especially for a prize that you don't even know what it is. Nothing like a little unknown motivation!

And one other thing...another Dillon's bank location got robbed today. Let me tell you...PEOPLE...QUIT ROBBING BANKS! I just want to throw that out there because I don't like being nervous at my place of business. So not cool!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Every parents worst nightmare

So Saturday I spent a good day with my monkey and my mom. We went to Cowtown (a museum replicating life in the old days) because it was free museum day courtesy of the Smithsonian (I guess) and then we went to visit my great-grandma who is 95 and just got released from a hospital rehab center. So after all of our gallavanting around my mom took me home and we were just relaxing watching some college football. Little man took a nap and when he woke up around 6 he sounded terrible. He was wheezing and having trouble breathing. Now I am an asthma baby but I don't know what to look for when a kid is obviously having trouble breathing I just know what asthma feels like. And he is only 19 months old so it's not like he could tell me what was going on. So I call my mom and make her come over (by now it is like 8:30) and see if we should take him to the ER. Well she thinks we should at least call our on-call doctor so I do. 30 minutes later he calls back and tells me that he can't decide whether we need to take him in or not because he's not here (really dummy?). So we then decide to take him to the ER for a breathing treatment. We got in very quickly and there weren't any crazies waiting in the lobby and the monkey really enjoyed the breathing treatment machine because the lady let him push the button to release the medicine. So everything turned out ok, but it is very scary and frustrating because I don't want my kid to be sick like I was when I was little. I pretty much grew out of my asthma with a few episodes here and there but it is a pain in the butt to deal with. WHat with having to get shots and blood drawn and all the allergy tests because usually asthma comes with allergies. All a pain! But he will be fine and I guess that is what is important!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Scary Scenarios at Work

So I work at a bank and the company I work for is very saturated in the city I live in. Well today I received an email from an employee at a different location to a link to a local news site and apparently one of our branches was robbed. I don't have any particulars on the details but it just makes you think about the reality of working in a place that has money. Especially in the financial times that we are living in. Everyone needs money and apparently everyone is losing money. It really freaked me out and happened on the complete opposite side of town. I really wish people would take control of their own lives and not do so in a manner that so deeply will effect other people. People need to get a grip. I did work at a branch that got robbed (luckily I was not there) and apparently the dude just wanted to get more money to get another fix. Dude didn't even rob the bank for a legitimate (if there is ever a legitimate reason) reason. I hope this guy gets caught and put in jail for a very long time.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I'm just not a party-person

So last night Leo and I went to a surprise birthday party for one of our really close friends. The problem was that it was a large-ish party and even though we knew most of the people we weren't real close to them. And so I felt really awkward. I don't remember being like this when I was younger, but I guess most of the parties I went to I was close to the people. So we only stayed for about 2 hours and believe me that was long enough.

I guess it also goes to a point that my mom and I have talked about recently about how we just are not good small-talk people. I really don't have a lot to say unless I am having a conversation with a friend. Because then I will talk until I am blue in the face. My friends probably would prefer I didn't sometimes! So I guess we will have to get together with our friends have a more low-key evening to celebrate her birthday because she was disappointed that we left, but I just felt really awkward. So if you have any suggestions on how to get over this craziness let me know!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

To buy or not to buy

So, Leo and I have been thinking about purchasing a new vehicle. We both have cars that work (both with a few problems) but work none the less. And both cars are paid off. But we both want a new car. We have enough in our budget to get a modest used SUV but I don't know if I want to buy one. I really like having the extra money to be able to do pretty much whatever we want and a $200-$250 car payment could change that. I guess this post really is just about how I wish that I had a LOT of money! Maybe I am just being greedy because I have a lot of superficial things that if we hadn't bought this would not be an issue. And we also have a lot more than a lot of people. We have 2 vehicles and a home. That is more than some people can say. But I'm sure everyone feels that it would be nice to always have a little more. So what is it about money that makes you feel crappy when you know that you have enough. I guess just a thought to get you through the day!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Are you serious

So, it turns out I have more to talk about because stupid crap always seems to happen. So my lovely mother got me a gift card to a childrens store because lil' man needed some new jeans. So after I get off work today I went to the mall to get some jeans. After I shopped around for about 30 minutes I get up to the register with my close to $100 in purchases. The lady was like oh by the way we can't accept your gift card because our machine is down. Then asks if I want to put this on a Children's Place card. I don't give her the pleasure and lie through my teeth saying the gift card would cover most of the transaction (it was worth $25!) and tell her I would order online. She then asks are you sure I can hold them for you. I'm like please girl I am not going to wait around to see if your gift card machine is going to magically start running again.

So then I go pick Leo up from daycare and go home to change. It was so amazingly beautiful outside so I was going to take Leo to the park. I get him in his little car and push him to the school that is right down the street from my house. We get there and they are having Latchkey and a guy is like "what's up?" I say this is a public park right? And he proceeds to tell me that it would be a liability if I let Leo play and they discourage people from playing when Latchkey is going on. He tells me that there is a school about 1 mile away. I look at him like he's an idiot because we obviously walked there. So we walk home.

Then I get on the internet to order the clothes from Children's Place online and I get all the way to the check out and they don't accept gift cards online. At this point I am beyond peeved that the dumb sales girl did not tell me that they didn't accept gift cards online. My evening was fantastic!

But other than the craziness that ruled my Monday evening, I look back at my weekend and I am thankful for my safety (no hurricanes in Kansas), for my family (the amazing time I had with my mom on Saturday, more about that another day) and with Leonard performing a ROCK STAR worthy performance on Rock Band and for all the love in my life! I guess one bad evening isn't enough to ruin me!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Rain Rain Go Away

I absolutely don't care if it is raining or if it is sunny. The only difference it makes is if my hair will be frizzy because of the humidity or the rain. But the reason I want the rain to go away is so people will stop talking about it. I worked all day and every single person and their dog talked about the rain. And they all knew everything and were right about it. I'm sure...but anyways...hello people, we live in Kansas. Have we never seen a rain storm. And it wasn't even like thunder and lightning scary rain, it was just sprinkle/shower/pour all day long. Nothing exciting. And then they were closing roads and closing businesses early. And then people went home early. And that's when I got real annoyed! Because come's just a little water. If the roads are closed what good is it going to do to go home. You may or may not be able to get on the streets you need to to get home. So why not just stay at work or keep your business open to let the people who don't care about getting a little wet come on in. It just makes more sense to stay where you already are than to leave and venture out into the unkown. But what do I know? I'm just an ass. man. at a bank and no meteorologist! So the next time you see me you probably shouldn't ask me about the weather!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

All Summer Long

So the new-ish Kid Rock song "All Summer Long" and the really crisp evenings we have been having in the Derb take my mind back to the days of the summer after my senior year and my first year in college. Just going to the lake over the long weekends and going on a vacation to Florida and basically doing whatever I wanted to do for the first time was amazing! I love being married and having a baby and being responsible and all that jazz but it was really nice to be carefree and pretty much on my own. I had a great group of friends that I hung out with all the time. Heck we all lived in the same apartment building. Built in best friends! So like I said I like to ramble. Back to my original thought!

The summer was amazing and even though it was amazing it was nice to get that out of my system and move forward with my life. I think about all my friends who still go out all the time and sometimes I have that inkling of man I wish I could do that. But then I remember that little angel face that wakes me up every morning with a smile on his face (unless I am the one that wakes him up, then oh boy!). And having a built in best friend again with Leo. Being able to have conversations about whatever whenever I want to with the person that I have the most in common with. That shares a lot of the same interests I do. I guess what I am yearning for is really just being able to do those things again but now I would just do those things with the Leo's. So here's to spending time with the ones I love and doing the things we love.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Welcome Aboard

So, I am finally starting a blog outside of Myspace. I am not very good at updating what is going on in my life and I have a very dear friend that I want to stay connected with so here is my blog!

I am going to jump right in and ask a random question. Is it weird to have a clear shower curtain? I bought one thinking that it was NOT see through because the color was called Frost. Now to me, frost is what you have on your windows in the winter that you have to scrape off because you can't see through it. When I got home, unwrapped it and sure enough it is see through. Now, I'm not going to take it back because it was $5 and I don't care that much. But I think it is a little strange because even though my husband and I have seen each other in the buff before (obviously!) but it's not like we watch each other shower but we do get ready in the same bathroom at the same time. I just think it is kinda weird. Maybe it is just me! Who knows. This is what goes on in my mind! Get used to it! :) Well so much for this random post, but leave me comments if you think I'm right or wrong. I don't care, I know I'm werid!