Monday, June 29, 2009

Does anyone have any tequila...

To go with my lemons to make margaritas? Why is it that just when you think things are under control it hits the fan? I was so excited because we actually had money in savings and we are getting 3 paychecks in July (Just because of how the Fridays fall) so 90% of that would have gone to savings. And then what happens? Leo gets a crack in his radiator. I don't even know what that means other than $450 down the drain. I guess the good thing is we had the money in savings so we didn't have to put it on a credit card. But annoying none the less. Oh well. Life hits you hard and if you don't have a bat to hit back with then you are going to be SOL. And believe me, with a 2-yr-old sports fanatic, we have plenty of bats around here! Hope everyone elses week has started better than mine!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Get my roller-coaster face on

I am so excited. Tomorrow my mom is taking me to Worlds of Fun for my birthday! And no Camp Snoopy for this chick. Nope, we are going to be pushing snot-nosed little kids out of the way so we can hit up the uber-awesome roller coasters. That's right. Me and my mom are thrill seekers. The kind that had season tickets to the now-defunct amusement park that closed 2 short months after it opened here in the ICT. Oh well...we will be driving 3 hours to and from to spend about 6 or 7 hours at the park. And it will so be worth it. We will park at the back of the lot so that way when we are leaving we will be the first ones out. Ok, so maybe this isn't Vacation but still...we will be leaving about 6:45 tomorrow morning so we can get there when the gates open. I'll say it now, NERD ALERT! I don't care because tomorrow, when your sorry behinds will be sitting behind your desk yawning I will be going 360 degrees around roller coasters screaming my head off, eating funnel cakes and roasted corn and then doing it all over again. Later fools...I'm out!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Wow-100th post

So, this is my 100th post! Holy cow! I never imagined that I would have that much stuff to ramble about but I did! Since I talked about the wedding that I went to this weekend and my little man was a flower boy I figured I would throw up some pictures for your pleasure! Hope everyone has a great day! The beautiful bride and her dad!

My little man staring down my mom!

Funny faces from the flower boys (mine is on the right! The cutest one!)

The bride and groom.

Ok and I guess I can only get 5 pictures on here because it won't let me add anymore, but let me tell you...Leo was a breakdancing fool at the reception! You can all imagine the picture of 3 little boys breakdancing at the reception!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

An update about friends

So, apparently I am a little bit better of a friend than I think. Last night was my friends wedding. And I was...the cake cutter. The most dreaded position to have in a wedding. The short part of the story was she didn't want attendants, then she wanted attendants because she didn't want to hurt anyones feelings to having one person as her maid of honor because they made her feel like crap because she didn't ask her to be in it. Anyways...she still wanted me to have some part in her wedding other than mother of the flower boy so she asked me and another special lady to be a cake cutter. I of course said yes.
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

Rainy Days and Deep Thoughts...but not by Jack Handy

So, I am sitting here while my boys are napping and just listening to the rain. And I have been thinking a lot about what I have heard and read form other people lately. Some people have talked about friends, some people have just talked about things going on in their lives. And it got me thinking about all of those things.
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

Can't Get You Out of My Mind

So I have a horribly memory. I can't remember the most or least important stuff going on. I do have an uncanny memory of pop culture stuff, but that is a different post for a different day. The way my memory works is by song. I will hear a song and it will remind me of an event or just of a person in general. The above title was a song title from a little someone named Kylie Minogue. That's why it fits...get it?! 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!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Nothing to see here

So, not much happening here lately. Well, I guess not much that I think people would be interested in. I had a pretty busy weekend but after this upcoming weekend I think our summer will be slowing down greatly.

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 I Did On My Summer Vacation

Ok, so it's not really what I did but what we have and are going to do this summer. It has already been a pretty productive summer because, you know, we've already taken one of our weeks of vacation! That post has already been done and you can read about our craziness there.

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!

This spin brought to you by Jen over at Sprites Keeper. To check out other peoples awesome summer plans check out the link...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I Wuv Wu

Who would have thought that hearing I wuv wu would be one of the best things in the world. Of course I wuv wu being I love you to my monster but hey, it counts! I think just hearing someone so small and not really making coherent phrases all that often make you think you may just be doing something right. As many times as he says dammit he says I love you. I'm ok with that! :)

After seeing this weeks spin idea over at Sprites Keeper I knew that I was not going to talk about the first time I uttered the words I love you to the opposite sex. No, this would be about a love shared between a mother and son. A love so deep that no matter how many times I have screamed at him or him at me we still can curl up in each others arms and snuggle and know that tomorrow will bring the same sheer joy and hell that is the world of raising a rambunctious, rebellious, loving, touchy-feely toddler. I know a lot of people that are raising toddler boys and I know that not all of them are able to get out the words that tell their mothers how much they mean to them. I also know that there are a lot of women out there that would love to have a hellion of a child just so they could feel the warmth of their sweaty little bodies and hear them be able to say I wuv wu. So, as much as I complain I do not take one single I wuv wu for granted from my little monster.

To read about others bloggers ideas of saying I love you head over to Sprites Keeper

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


So yesterday was my first day back to work from my vacation wasn't bad. It was actually pretty great. I found out a mortgage refinance that I had put together had FINALLY closed (cha-ching) and one of the first people through the door had a loan app and it got approved (more cha-ching)! And there were enough of us there so it didn't require me to pull a teller drawer so I pretty much chilled the whole day. It took me almost 2 hours to go through my emails though. Ridiculous!

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 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!