Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I got this from Lora. Lora, I stole some of your answers because it is what I would have said!

3 Things that scare me:

Death of a loved one

Having no money

clowns

3 People who make me laugh:

Jeff

Alyssa & Emma

Dane Cook

3 Things I love:

Hearing Emma sing

Alyssa winning contests at school  **

A clean house

3 Things I hate:

A messy house

Whining

Driving at night

3 Things I don't understand:

Politics

Stocks & bonds

How I don’t have $500 left over every month

3 Things on my desk:

My knitting

A barbie

Three different hand lotions

3 Things I'm doing right now:

This meme

Listening to gossip and bitching

Looking busy

3 Things I want to do before I die:

Take Jeff to see England

Take the girls to Hawaii

See both girls have babies

3 Things I can do:

excel

knit

eat a lot of crap

3 Things I can't do:

budget

stay on a diet

a backbend

3 Things I think you should listen to:

Gordon Lightfoot

Broadway show tunes

NPR

3 Things you should never listen to:

Screaming heavy metal  ( I guess thrash)

Rap

Opera

3 Things I'd like to learn:

How to be better organized

How to budget

How to stay on a diet

3 Favorite foods:

Dim Sum

Thanksgiving meal

Japanese food

3 Beverages I drink regularly:

Water w/ lemon

Diet A & W

Water w/o lemon

3 Shows I watched as a kid:

Brady Bunch

Twilight Zone

Sesame Street

 

** Alyssa won another drawing contest at school!!! The first one was framed and matted and is hung in the school office!! and this last one she actually won 2nd place and it will be scanned and made into cards to sell!!! The kid can draw. She gets it from her daddy and granddaddy.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The picture is of my brothers view from his apartment window. It is the Empire State building. His new Apartment is on 34th and Broadway. The same path of the Macy's Thanksgiving parade. Did he watch it? No, I woke him up at noon his time. He missed the whole thing. My kids however had to watch it on tv with a million and two commercials. Nice.

So we have made the plans to go back to Texas next year. We are going in March this time. I am very excited. It is a nice trip. Jeff and I travel very well together. I read the maps and he drives. I never drive. Ever. I fell asleep once. ONCE in 13 years. And now I don't get to drive. I didn't even realize I was so tired until I got behind the wheel. Well anyway. No driving for Cyndi.

First we have to get through Christmas. My brother and his wife come in on the 14th then they leave for Laguna. They meaning parents, bro and wife and Alyssa and Emma. And then I go and then Jeff. It will be the first time I will be with my brother at Christmas in about 15 years. That is crazy!  Anyway. We have all that then we have to wait patiently for January to get over so we can do our taxes, pay off our cards and make all the arrangements for the trip. Hopefully Jeff's biz will have taken off so we can bring in some extra money. That would be nice. His first customer wants to wait until the new year to do his appraisal. That bums me out a little but I understand. I am an Aries, I need things now now now.

Friday, November 24, 2006

I know I have mentioned this before but I am going to stop selling romance enhancers this month. I don’t really think I have made any money. No “quit your day job” money anyway. Not that I thought I would.  Perhaps I will have a virtual garage sale with my party demos. I will let you know if I do. I can at least sell the novelty items.

This weekend we are braving the stores. I have my entire Christmas list made up I just have to purchase everything.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving last night. Pictures are on the left and I have more to add. We fell asleep at 9.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

This year went fast. It is Thanksgiving week already. I cannot believe I was ready to write off Spooky. With his new meds he has made a complete turnover. He actually went through the trash. Something he hasn't done in months. So I know he is feeling better. The next few weeks are crazy busy. I am trying hard to remain focused with everything Jeff and I have to complete by the end of the year. I hope to launch the business by Jan 1st.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Jeff and I have decided to not let go of Spooky just yet. He is still full of life, He just can't get up. We are putting him on medication for a few days to see if there is a difference.

I had Emma's parent - teacher conference today. Big surprise, Emma is what you call... a free spirit. He teacher who is very serious for a kindergarten teacher tells me that Emma has a tendency to "zone' out and do her own thing. Yeah, we knew that. Alyssa always went with the flow of things whereas Emma doesn't do anything she doesn't want to do. We will work on that.

I am waiting for my friend Jill to email me about how she did on "The Funniest Mom in America" contest she auditioned for last night. I was thinking about her and hope she did well. Jill is friggin hilarious and she appreciates the finer things in life as I do. The McRib for instance. She truly understands the excitement when they place "The McRib is Back!" on the Marquee.

I am cutting my hair off this weekend. I am too old to have long hair. I am preparing myself for the "late thirties" Other than that I think I will proceed with Franzia Friday and Robotussin for the kids. Friday nights are for glasses of wine and Sex and the City on Digital. My perfect night.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A proud moment

It is no big secret that i am a big lady. It is no big secret that I am a certified Weight Watchers member. One of the things about WW is that they ask you to write down your incentives for losing weight. Every time I join. (ha) I write the same thing. "So Jeff will introduce me to his friends at work." Now, I do not know the real reason why I have not met a single person from Jeff's job in two years but I can only assume that I am not a trophy wife. Now I know what you are saying, PULLLEEESE, Jeff is not that shallow but I do not know why I have yet to be introduced. When I ask him about it he says that he just doesn't think to introduce me but I know that he has always been very good about that at his other jobs when I have been thinner. This is not a feel sorry for me post it is just how I feel. I have always thought about the girls and how they would be embarrassed to have a fat mommy but I really don't think they see a size when they see me. They see me as mommy. Well today when I went to pick up Alyssa she asked me to come to another room so I can meet her new friend and I just about busted. She introduced ME, her mommy to her new friend and she wasn't embarrassed at all. I almost started crying because I was so touched. My kids like me for who I am. Jeff likes me because I laugh at his jokes and wash his chonies.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Ring of Fire

June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash died within three months of each other. They loved each other that much. This Friday, Jeff and I have to make the decision to put Spooky down. He can’t walk anymore and he is not happy. We had to pick him up to take him outside last night. He won’t eat and he just lies in the same spot all night. Just like Otis. It is absolutely amazing to me that a dog so full of life has completely deteriorated in a matter of a month. He can’t even go to the mailbox with Alyssa anymore.  

When I got the dogs they were puppies. When we took them to the vet to get checked out for the first time the vet said that both dogs should live 10 -12 years. At the time, that seemed so far away. As you know, Otis just passed away in his 10th year and Spooky will be ten in March. To tell you that having two dogs pass away in the same year sucks rocks would be an understatement.  I will tell the girls first this time. I will make sure they are prepared and I will make sure that they understand that the dog that is here right now is not the dog that we know and love. This little guy is an empty shell that is so overcome with grief that he has let his body crumble.  This little guy is in pain.

Monday, November 6, 2006

This weekend was my mother’s company picnic. It was a huge event that had wonderful activities for the children. They really go all out for their employees on this occasion.

 Well the picnic was at a very large park. (For those in town readers, the park rhymes with munset) I had a FUN party that night at a house where I did not know any over the attendees. I was very nervous and a bit “sour” if you follow me. The bathrooms by the children’s area where we were parked HAD NO DOORS!! Like in prison, just like in Maximum security prison.

Well, I can’t, I won’t.

The thought of pooping in a public bathroom without doors makes me ill. I have a hard enough time peeing at my work bathroom if someone else is in there with me.  I mean I can, but in no way can I make conversation while doing so.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

* I forgot to refer back to the * on my last post. Yes, I take belly dancing class. I take it with a co worker and I thought it would be a cool way to exercise. It is harder then I thought and I found out that I have a difficult time moving in the way she wants us to. But it is cool.

Also, Halloweenie pics are up on blogger on the left.

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Don't be a hallow weenie

I don’t have any pictures of Halloween yet. I can tell you that after trick or treating two houses Emma decided that she didn’t want to do it anymore. She didn’t want to trick or treat, wear her ruby red slippers, or have her hair in braids anymore so she sat down on the side walk and asked me to go door to door for her. I didn’t, her sister did. They still scored though. A butt load of candy. Alyssa hid hers from Jeff right away. It was a fun time though. I can’t believe Halloween has come and gone already. Alyssa had promised her teacher that she would bring 31 caramel apples for her class party. I suppose that this is payback since I always volunteered my mother for class events too.  So Monday night after my belly dancing class.* Jeff and I made caramel apples. He was not thrilled at all. This year has flown by.  Prayers, thoughts and love go out to my nephew, Mathew. He was in an accident and broke his pelvis in two places. The kid is the toughest I know and he is pulling through like a soldier according to his mom. But I know it will be a rough few months for him and I wish him all the love in the world.  Hang in there Mathew Bronc!