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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Parm Bagel, Please

About nine o'clock every morning, Monday through Friday, I say these words. Well sometimes I don't even have to say anything. The cook/chef in the cafeteria sees me and just starts toasting my paremesan bagel. I have had a parmesan bagel, every morning, with very few exceptions for the last two years. Even before the current cook/chef started working. Which means, he thinks that's the only thing I order. And sometimes I go in and think maybe, just maybe I might buy some delicious hashbrowns and smother them in ketchup and salt and pepper. And the next thing I know, my bagel is ready. Before I even order.

And if I were to order something else, it would be this big spectacle. I can imagine it now. The cook/chef proclaiming, "WHAT? No bagel today? What's going on with you? Are you not feeling well?" Or something to that effect. And saying it loudly enough that other people would look and stare. And soon people would be stopping by cube saying, "so, I hear you didn't order a bagel today. Why not?" And I would have to go into a big long story about how wonderful the hashbrowns looked. And most days, I'm not in the mood for such a fuss. So, no matter how good the other food looks, I simply say, "Parmesan bagel please. And yes, I take it with butter."

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Wow! It seems like forever since I've posted. It's been almost a week since my last tasty, cold beer. It's not that bad. And it's been snowing here off and on so it's not like I come home and want to go outside and drink a beer on our patio. If the weather were nicer, this would be so much more difficult.

What else has been going on, you ask? Well, Brian and I have signed the boys up for baseball. Jordan will be doing T-ball and Riley will be in the minors division. Which I feel so guilty about because I should have been having him do this about 2 years ago. Because a week from Saturday he has to try out for the team he's going to be on. And he has pretty much never played. I'm worried about it. Hopefully Jordan enjoys playing. It would be awesome if he wanted to play every year. Darby will be playing soccer. I'm thinking that's the perfect sport for that little girl. It's going to be a busy spring!

Okay, I'm sorry I'm boring. I just can't think of anything eventful to write about. But that does remind me. The kids were talking about Disney World and Riley said how much fun Mt. Borah was. "Mt. Borah? You mean Mt. Everest?" And Jordan asked him, "did you think that ride was boring?" Okay, maybe that's one of those 'had to be there' stories. But it was funny he called it Mt. Borah. And then silly that Jordan would ask that. I'm done. Have a great day.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

40 Days and 40 Nights

I will not be drinking beer. Neither will Brian. Not because we're religious, but Brian always likes to take this opportunity during the year to give up beer in order to help his efforts in weight loss. Even though he looks really good and really doesn't need to lose anymore weight. I think now it's become a challenge he can't let go. He wants to be super lean and fit. I can't blame him for wanting that. But to give up looks like there are going to be a few boxes of wine in the fridge for the next 40 days. Actually they'll last quite awhile because while I like the boxed wine, as I have mentioned before, Brian isn't too keen on it.

Other than that, not much has been going on. I always think I have a ton to write about, but I'm drawing a blank. Hope everyone is having a good week.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

President's Day

I had a day off yesterday. It would be more exciting if the company just gave me the day off out of the kindness of their hearts, but I had to use a vacation day. Because the kids all get President's Day off. And Jillian had a doctor appointment anyway, so it all worked out.

Jillian is doing well. She's right where she should be as far as development goes. I was worried because she doesn't talk. She grunts and babbles and every so often she'll say words, but not consistently. It was the "not consistently" part that had me worried. Why isn't she talking? Why won't she use her damn words??? It was driving me crazy. When I tell her to say 'bye-bye' I expect her to say 'bye-bye'. Apparently the fact that she doesn't perform for me at my every whim doesn't mean she's developmentally challenged. Whatever.

Another worry I had, one that I didn't bring up with the doctor, was that when she babbles it's as if she's yelling at us. She'll be pointing at something, showing us a picture of a puppy, for example and she's pointing and yelling as loud as she can. Why in the world is she yelling? Brian says it's because I yell so much. Which I didn't think was the case. I'll admit I do yell, but not all the time! And then, yesterday, on my day off with all the kids, it occurred to me why this sweet little baby yelled out about everything. Because even when the kids are talking normally, in every day conversation, they are talking AS LOUDLY AS POSSIBLE. It can be about anything. It's not like they yell just when they're upset with each other.



"DARBY! WHERE DID YOU PUT MY BASEBALL GAME!!! WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS LOSING MY STUFF?" Uh, okay that wasn't very nice, but you get my point. They're all loud talkers. And now my baby is a loud talker. It's so upsetting! And so loud.

Other than that realization I had a good day. It was the kind of day that makes me want to be a stay at home mom. A productive, good day, where every one gets along and the house is clean and there's always something to do. I quickly shake it out of my head, however. Because I know I don't really want to be a stay at home mom. And not because I think there's anything wrong with it. I've said this before, it's just not something I can personally do. Because after my projects run out or I get sick of doing projects, I personally, would get lazy. I would get lazy and have wine for lunch and probably want to start smoking again. It just isn't my thing. However, I'm pretty sure I would make a great part-time stay at home mom. I'm thinking working outside the home Tuesday through Wednesday would be pretty ideal. But, I don't forsee that happening anytime soon. That's just the day we had yesterday. One that makes me believe I could do something like that.

Friday, February 16, 2007

A Friday Rundown

-Our half day off was so nice. We ate KFC, we both had popcorn chicken. I can't believe how yummy that stuff is. We watched two episodes of Deadwood, which is a surprisingly good show. Surprisingly because it's a Western and that really isn't my thing. However, I am officially hooked. I took a little nap, we went on a bike ride, we ordered a hear shaped pizza. That is a perfect Valentine's Day.

-Yesterday I ate three frosted sugar cookies. I don't even care how many calories that is, because if I found out I would probably puke.

-"I don't send them, I just get them. So you better send me one, byotch." That's right. I received 4 carnations for our annual Karnation for Kids drive at work. That means four people love me enough to anonymously send me a $1.25 carnation. I normally send them, but this year I decided not to. And before you think I'm completely selfish. Instead of sending everyone a carnation, I brought in 2 dozen sugar cookies. The above sugar cookies. That I had three of. Actually, I only had two of mine. The other a friend brought me. Because I am so super cool.

-Speaking of puke. I was speaking of puke. Remember? The cookies. Anyway, my sweet little baby girl puked all over me last night when I gave her some Tylenol. It didn't go down very well. And there was a lot of puke. We were swimming in it. It was awful. After we bathed I put her in her high chair while I made dinner. She fell asleep. It was so sad. My poor sicko.

-I'm so glad it's Friday. I'm so glad yesterday was pay day. I'm not so glad it's rainy and dreary, but I'm working anyway. What the heck do I care! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day Tomorrow

I posted Christmas pics if your interested. It's just me, Brian and the baby on Christmas Day, but she's so cute...

Anyway, tomorrow is Valentine's Day what are you doing? Do you have a tradition? Brian and I are taking a half day tomorrow. We're going to have lunch and hang out. I can't wait. It will be nice.

One year, we took the whole day off. I got pregnant that year. I think there might be a correlation. :)

Anyway, have a great day regardless of what you're doing or whether you even acknowledge this day as being any more special than any other day.

Monday, February 12, 2007

My Greek Food Experience and Other Stuff

Okay, my experience with Greek wasn't nearly as traumatizing as the Thai incident. We ordered the sampler platter of appetizers and I liked most every thing. Especially the calamari, but I love calamari so that doesn't count as "trying something new". So, the "new" things I did try and enjoyed were the falafel, the cucumber yogurt sauce, and the hummus wasn't as bad as I remember it being. And of course the pita bread is always delicious. Because it's a bread. Yum!!! All in all it was a pleasant experience. And they did have martini's, however seeing as to how the bar didn't open until 4, I settled for a Sam Adams Winter Ale. Oh and Lass, I decided against trying the eggplant stuff. I know, I know, I should at least try it, but no one else seemed to big on it either. I figure, why ruin a good thing.

This weekend the kids wrote out all their Valentine's cards for their classes. They are so funny. Darby wanted girl Valentine cards and boy Valentine cards. She used Barbie and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Riley was indifferent about the whole thing. He used whatever I bought him and just went down his list and wrote them out. As quickly as possible. He didn't give a second thought to who received what. Jordan was more aware of which Valentines he gave to his classmates, however, he still gave whatever Valentine came next. Regardless of who it was for. And then Darby started to help him and thought it was funny to give some of the boys in his class the Barbie valentines. Which is a little funny, and Jordan thought it was silly and embarrassing at the same time. Because he didn't stop her. Weirdos.

Other than that the weekend was pretty tame. We watched a scary movie, Pulse, on Saturday. Which so wasn't scary. And I'm easily scared. It was so lame! Don't watch it.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Casual Friday

-My department has a strict dress code. Okay not really, but we aren't allowed to wear jeans, except on designated jeans day. It's kind of like Office Space where the manager announces that Friday is Hawaiian shirt day, so everyone can wear their Hawaiian shirts. It's a very exciting time. Today is a designated jean day.

-It'is designated as a jean day because us girls are going on a little outing. We're skipping out early and going to a Greek restaurant called the Cazba. I've never had Greek. I'm not one to try new things, but Brian insist I try something before I proclaim my dislike for it. So I have agreed to go to this Greek restaurant, in order to try, so that I can truthfully claim that I don't like it. It's kind of like the Thai food. Everyone says how much they love Thai food and how great this restaurant downtown is. So I went, I ate and I had to find something else for lunch because I found it repulsive. Luckily, this isn't a lunch outing. It's an appetizer and drink outing. I can handle that, but I'm not going to have hummus. Uck! Do you think they have cosmo martinis?

-Actually, it's not my department that isn't allowed to wear jeans, it's just my group. Brian is in my department and he can wear jeans every Friday if he chooses. Not me. Hmph!

-Offices have incredibly fast "grape vines", I've learned. Just a few weeks ago I told Brian how a top manager at my work said said something not very nice at all to another manager (who isn't as far up the ladder). His comment included a cuss word and it was pretty harsh. Anway, Brian asked how I heard. I explained to him that Matt was in the office when the top manager said this to the other manager. He then told Karen, who told Valerie, who told me. This was all before lunch. You can see what we do with our spare time at work.

-I don't have much else going on. I might be able to post more pictures, but you might have to wait until next week. Because I know you're all waiting.

-Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I stole this from Karen. Her caption read, "if you see this on the way out your might as well turn around, go back in and have another cup of coffee. It's probably not going to be a good day!" I should have heeded her advice, because I think I saw this cloud when I left my house this morning. But, it was dark and I didn't get a good look. So, here I am facing a really crappy day and all I want to do is go back to bed.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Happy Groundhog Day!

Did you know that Punxsutawney Phil and Jillian are the same height and weight? I don't know about you but I'm pretty sure the groundhog could take out the baby. What do you think?
And now for the week in review:
*Brian and I put a new blanket on our bed to keep warm. Brian really likes it and uses it the most, but for some reason, in the middle of the night he wakes up looking for the blanket and it's always on the floor on my side. I think that I don't like the blanket so much.
*A man who works in the cafe at our work electrocuted himself the other morning when he went to turn on the oven. It made the cafeteria's power go out. Overheard in the elevator, "he's so ornery anyway. I'm sure he's fine." Which is true, he is very ornery. And he was okay. But, that is weird and he so could have been seriously injured. OR DIED!
*A new guy started in Brian's area recently. Brian says he's nice and I don't doubt that. We see him eating lunch with one of the girls that works in my old department every so often. I don't really know this girl, I've only seen her around. Anyway, we were joking about how cute it was that they ate lunch together and they were friends. And we wondered if they knew each other before he started working here. Then Brian noticed he had a wedding ring. And I noticed she did as well. It turns out they're married! Now we aren't the only couple that works together. We now have competition for being the couple everyone knows and talks about. What the heck!? However, we're prettier, so we still have that going for us.
*Tuesday I woke up and picked out my clothes. Khaki pants and a black shirt. This is after I chose a different shirt, put it on only to realize there was a HUGE stain on the front. I don't even know what it was, but I'm guessing some kind of baby puke. Just a guess. So I changed. It was simple enough. I like the black shirt and khakis. It's simple and comfortable. So, there I am getting ready and I thought, oh shit! Because I just realized that (I apologize for being so graphic) I wasn't prepared for my period. So, I had to change my panties and pants. Then because my panties didn't match my bra I had to change my bra. Then I decided I wasn't going to wear the black shirt and when all was said and done I had on the exact same thing as Brian. Green khakis and a blue shirt. Go figure.
*Our dog was apparently not feeling well this morning because when Brian walked out to the garage to take her to the bathroom there was runny poop everywhere. Enough to make one vomit up their coffee. I didn't but I was very close. I can only imagine how Brian felt cleaning up the runny poop with his barehand and a paper towel. I just threw up a little thinking about it.
*With that, I hope you all have a great weekend!