Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Funny faces from the flower boys (mine is on the right! The cutest one!)
Sunday, June 21, 2009
So at the rehearsal we talked to the bride and she said that she would like us to help setup the food so it doesn't sit out from the time they get to the wedding ceremony until the time people show at the reception. The wedding was not going to last long but still. Anyways...we agreed to leave right after the ceremony. We get to the reception place and we run around like mad-women. It probably looked especially funny since the other woman helping is 8 1/2 months prego. So we got pretty much everything under control as the guests are arriving. But then, something we had not planned for. Having to refill the food as people ate it. We got to the reception by 7:20 and I didn't even sit down until 9:25. Between refilling everything and taking a picture of their first dance to refilling more stuff to then cutting the cake it was ridiculous. I, of course, didn't mind helping a good friend but my mom and me and little man left the reception right about 10 and I came home and went straight to bed. I was freaking exhausted. With a tinge of a headache because of the stress I was not prepared to deal with! So, looking back, I'm pretty sure I'm an ok friend because I can totally rock a reception full of horsdevours (I know this is spelled wrong!) and drinks! I will post pictures of the beautiful bride and my little man walking down the aisle as soon as I get pictures from my mom. My stupid camera has decided not to work. Lame.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Kind of combining them though. I was thinking that I don't really have a lot of friends. My best friend would probably be my mom even though we don't talk about a lot of personal stuff because I don't want to talk about the fights I have with Leo because she doesn't need to be in a position that if I say something she would hold it against him. Not that she is that type of person, but when you hear stuff about what other people do or say to someone you love you tend to hold it against them. And I don't really have a friend that I talk to about girly stuff just because I'm a pretty prude person. Just not my type of conversations I want to have. Oh, so your vajay-jay did what? Yeah, I'm blushing as I type. And my besties at work are actually my good friends that I have started doing stuff with outside of work. So I am actually doing things again, so that is nice too. But I guess, as much as I like to act like I'm not, I am a non-people person as well. I have a few people that I enjoy doing things with, but I would much rather just have them come over and play my new Scrabble Slam then go out. I also have come to the realization (thanks to the hubby) that I have enough BS to deal with in my life that I don't have time for everyone elses. (And by the way...obviously my friends that I have have some issues themselves because quite a few of them forgot my birthday thank you very little!) That doesn't mean I won't listen but that does mean that I may not take the time to call, or text or write like a normal person. I kind of close up and just want to sit at home and watch the Royals kick some butt (or in their case, lose a whole bunch of games...a girl can dream right?!?!). I seriously get off work, come home, cook dinner, try to clean up and then watch some tv. Then I go to bed by 9:30 or 10. I am a loser and I am ok with it. I wish I had more energy but I really don't. I try really hard to spend some quality time with my heathen outside too because he does not want to sit and watch the Royals. As much as I try to coax him to watch TV he's really not into it. Unless Wipeout is on and he cracks up because people fall. A lot! And starting July 17th I will be managing 2 branches while my boss goes on maternity leave for supposedly only 10 weeks but I have a feeling September 27th is going to come and she's going to tell me that she's not coming back for 2 more weeks. So I will be even more stressed out then. And my staff is falling apart already. They complain about their hours but when I make the next weeks schedule with them with less hours they want more and vice versa. Or their shifts are too long but they want 40 hours. How does that work?
So there's my story and I'm sticking to it. Sorry for ranting and raving like a friendless lunatic but I understand how people feel that some people aren't the best friends and looking from the outside in on my life I can see how people stop being friends with other people. They say you should share your life with your friends and I guess this is what my blog is for. I am sharing why even though I don't have many friends, the friends I have are good and I enjoy my time spent with all of them. Even if it is just once in awhile.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Anyways...here are just a few memories that I have thought of while thinking of this blog.
- My brother's name is Brock. And he was quite the party animal for a (long) while. During those days he got the name Brockstar. So everytime I hear the song Party Like a Rockstar I think of him and jam out.
- My friend Camdin from way back in day...yeah we totally made up a swimming dance routine to Shake Your Bon Bon by Ricky Martin. I don't hear that song very often (or never) but anytime I am swimming at my parent's pool or even think of Ricky Martin I am back there shaking my bon bon with her.
- Of course my wedding song When You Say Nothing At All makes me think of the hubby.
- Only the Good Die Young reminds me of a friend that passed away a few years ago. We heard it out in the bar about a week after he died and we were totally rocking out but still emotional because, well you know.
- And there are a few that just remind me of working in Sam Goody when I was a youngster. Bandages from Hot Hot Heat is a goofy song but they would always play the video and it was ridiculous.
- Over-Kill by Men at Work always plays when I am at work and it reminds me of my hubby because they play it on Scrubs and it just takes us back to the good times.
- Any Queen song reminds me of my mom because she dug on Queen and now I do to!
- All Elton John songs remind me of my old roommate Mark who actually had him sign an old LP at a concert.
- Of course Tiny Dancer reminds me of my apartment 45 and one time I made dinner for a bunch of my friends and we put this song on when we were cleaning up and we just sang and danced. It was amazing!
- My other old roommate Stephanie...hmmm so many, but the one that sticks out the most is Margaritaville. I busted out my Jimmy Buffett CD and we sang this song and the part about a Mexican Cutie tattoo part came on and we just died laughing.
- And finally, when I was in high school Get Your Roll on came out. Well it says Get your mother-f'in roll on. Well we had a teacher named Mr. Frazee, so us junior girls definitely changed the words to Everbody get your Mr. Frazee roll on. Yep, we were pretty cool!
There are so many other songs that remind me of so many different people but these are a few. Music has made a huge impact on my life so just music in general brings memories for me. I hope you enjoyed my musical trip down memory lane! And if you want to check out other memories head over to Sprite's Keeper to see other posts! http://www.spriteskeeper.com/my_weblog/2009/06/spin-cycle-hey-remember-that-time.html
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday night I took little man to a friends birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheeses. It was pretty chaotic. Pretty much the same as the last party we went there for. But after thinking about choices for a birthday party for a 3 year old in February (This will make sense in a minute) there aren't very many options. So, my idea is to maybe have Leo's party at Chuck-E-Cheese, but not use their party options. Just take a cake, have the party right when they open at 10 on a Saturday. Let the kiddos play for about 30-45 minutes, open presents, eat pizza and cake around 11 and the party is done by 11:30 and the kids are all home by naptime. I think that is a great idea!
Then Saturday we were busy because we went to the local childrens museum to learn about zoo animals and then went to the wildlife park where my mom was volunteering for a Walk for Wildlife. We walked around there and by the time we got home it was 2 and naptime. Then Sunday my grandma, mom and I went to music theater and saw the Producers. It was fabulous! I really enjoyed it and it makes me want to watch the original movie. I saw the one with Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane (whom I adore!!!) but I think I would like to see the one with Gene WIlder (whom I also adore!). Then our work picnic at the zoo was after that. It poured on us for about 30 minutes, but it cleared up and we pretty much had the zoo to ourselves because a lot of the other employees from the company had left because of the rain. It was the least crowded the zoo has ever been that I have been there. We didn't have to push people out of the way to see the lions, the tigers or the bears. Oh my!
And tonight we are going to a Wichita WIngnuts baseball game. This will be little man's first baseball game so hopefully he will enjoy it! I'm sure he will though. It was the first thing he talked about when he woke up this morning! WHat a monkey!
I hope everyone else's weekend was good, but not as busy as ours was! And hopefully I will be back more this week than I was last week. I am finding it harder and harder to blog these days because we have been spending so much time outside. If only I had a laptop! And I am on my 96th post, so if anyone has any ideas for what I should do for my 100th post let me know!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
What the summer brings I am not completely sure. With a two-year-old nothing is ever set in stone. We have a few "adventures" at the local children's museum where he will learn about different things like farm animals, pets, rocks, etc. And we have already hit up Botanica which is a garden where they have a butterfly garden, a bird reserve and other nature-y stuff like that. We are also going to go on a wildlife walk at the local wildlife/nature sanctuary. I am grateful for my mom because she ends up footing the bill for a lot of this. I think it is because we didn't get to do a lot of stuff like this when my brother and I were younger and now she can take us so she does. And I appreciate it greatly. Because we can't always afford it now, so Leo might not be able to go on as many grand adventures without his grandma! :)
As a family, we are planning on taking a week of vacation the 2nd week in August. This week coincides with my hubsters and my 5-year anniversary. We are planning on celebrating in style. And by in style I mean taking our toddler with us to Kansas City. I have a membership to the ICT zoo and the KC zoo is a "reciprocal" zoo so I can get us in there for free (super sweet!). We are also planning on checking out the new K (Kauffman Stadium for you non-Royal lovers) and watching a few baseball games. We will probably just do as much stuff for as little money as possible. Because that's how we roll! :)
Outside of trips and special adventures planned we will be hitting up Chez Stuhlsatz and hanging out poolside (thanks again mom!), going to the local parks and trying to teach little man how to ride his trike because he so badly wants a bicycle.
So those are our vacation plans. Pretty weak sauce, but I'm ok with that! As long as we are spending time together my summer will be a masterpiece! And I'll keep you all updated on how I am trying to change my appearance from Casper the friendly ghost to a stunning, tanned version of someone beautiful! I hope everyone elses summers are as fun as mine is going to be!
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Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
On another completely random note, Kansas has been in the headlines a lot lately. We won the national spelling bee (I say we, like I had something to do with it!!!), one of my co-workers friend who graduated from the Naval Academy totally chest-bumped Obama at graduation and Dr. Tiller was killed in his church. Now, we're getting a little deep here and I'm not preaching, but I didn't believe in what he was doing. But I'm pretty sure that the people who were protesting what he was doing were protesting because he was taking another life. Soooooo...I'm pretty sure that by killing him you are in fact doing what you were preaching against. Crazy extremists and their crazy though processes. So, people, listen up. Just because you don't believe in something does not mean you have to go crazy. Repeat after me...believing does not equal crazy. Repeat that if you feel like killing someone.
And on a completely other random thought...my birthday is in 3 days! Woo Hoo! Leo and I both have off on Thursday (because we both work Saturday) so we may do something. But other than that not a lot planned. I will be turning 25 so I will be super old. Like quarter of a century old! :) So I have something to look forward to this week!