Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Old Man Winter, You Can Leave Now.

I'm at the end of my rope with Winter. I know I live in the Midwest so that means the weather is constantly changing but this is getting ridiculous. Every 4 days or so we are getting hit with more winter-like precipitation and I'm sick of it. Even the kid who usually loves playing in the stuff, is sick of it. Plus I think for the first time in my life I can say that the weather is having an effect on my mood/disposition. And it's not good. Just ask my husband. He said something smart ass (can't even remember what it was) to me last night to which I threatened him that if kept it up I would throw water on him. He responded back to me that I wouldn't dare. I did. He of course threw a shit fit about it like a 2-yr old and you know what? I didn't care. I didn't apologize for it, and the way I'm feeling right now, I'm not going to. I'm in a serious funk and it's making me hyper aware of all the annoying things he does/does not do and I'm not really liking him right now. Ugh!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What's the surprise, you say?

I got lazy on the eyebrow plucking and asked my hair stylist to wax them today. I guess he forgot how he did it the last time because now I have pencil thin eyebrows! Yikes! Let's just say I will be growing them out and fighting the temptation to get my eyebrow pencil out to fill them in until then and hoping like hell my husband or kid doesn't notice the new "surprised" look on my face tonight.

Monday, February 11, 2008


G got to meet a couple of her favorite UFC Champs on Saturday -- Matt Hughes and Robbie Lawler. Hubby took the pictures. I swear either we both suck at taking pictures or we need a new camera!
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

After Super Tuesday

I've a long way to go on learning a few things about politics. I'm one of those who didn't vote until the last Presidential Election. However, it just continually amazes me how many people who voted didn't even know which candidates are still in the race!

Then there is this bullshit rule when you go to vote in a Primary that you have to declare what party you are voting. I thought everyone's vote was supposed to be private. I mean the person who helped me feed my ballot into the automatic ballot counter machine was all "Oh no, put it back into the cardboard thingy. I can't see your votes or it'll burn my eyes!" How hypocritical. Is that the word I am even looking for?

I swear this election is putting a strain on my marriage. I'm pissed that my husband, for the first time in his voting life, had to vote the political party he has always disagreed with because his government job depends upon it. Apparently they check the voting records of employees. Ugh! Plus, when I ask my husband why he "likes" this particular candidate, he can't give me any clear cut reasons. So hubby, this ecard is for you! Ugh! I guess if James Carville and Mary Matalin can do it, so can we.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Another picture

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My girl is the one on the right. :-)

DARE Dance


Here is one of the few pictures I took. I told you I was shitty at taking pictures. Just standing around as usual.
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Monday, February 4, 2008

And We Danced . . .

So G's first dance was this last Friday evening. After receiving almost 10 inches of snow from 12 p.m. Thursday until that morning, and school's being canceled, the dance went on as scheduled. It was our city's DARE graduate dance. I'm not positive but I know it was open to all of Alton's public schools and private schools. How did G like it you ask? Eh - not so much. She said it was boring because most of the kids in her class just wanted to stand around, and "OMG Mom - I wasn't going to be the only one dancing!" Maybe it was because the DJ announced at the beginning of the dance that he would NOT be playing Soldier Boy. That news was met with much grumbling.

For me, personally, I had fun. Fun watching my kid and a few hundred other 9-11 year-olds try to socialize with each other; watching them trying to figure out how they are supposed to act at a dance, watching them scope each other out. It was fun observing the differences of how the girls acted compared to the boys. For the most part, the girls stood around bopping their heads to the music and checking out what everyone was wearing. For the boys, while a very small percentage tried to dance most chased each other around the gym, punching on each other. Yeah, I took a few pictures but didn't end up with as many as I would have like. I could have sworn I took way more pictures than I did but then again, I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to using a digital camera. I forgot my camera this morning so the pictures will have to wait until tomorrow.