Sunday, March 29, 2009

Clearly, There is NO Paper Correcting Fairy

Ok, so being a teacher, I sometimes bring home papers to correct. I know, SHOCKING to all you non teachers, who believe that teachers lead slack lives of having every weekend off, working 7-3, summers and holidays off, yadda yadda.

Well, it's not true (as many of you know!). is what I have to say.......WHERE THE F*@( was the paper correcting fairy this week? Seriously. I left my pile of papers on the coffee table for 4 days. I sent positive thoughts to said fairy. Left the house last night to attend my friend Sally's "Wii Challenge", said a prayer to the correcting fairy only to arrive home to an UNCORRECTED pile 'o' papers and utter defeat by Sally, the now Wii Champion. DAMN!

Today...went and did some coupon shopping (and scored some great deals). Said prayer to so-called fairy. Nuttin. Went to lunch at mil's house for Sunday Cafe. Nuttin. Damn it all....I've decided there is NO correcting fairy.

Guess I shouldn't have procrastinated all week long, huh? Maybe I'll say one more prayer and hope for the best in the morning. I'm tired. I have to get up early to go to work.....gee....I wonder if the laundry fairy visited today while I was gone.....if not, I may not have anything to wear to work....

With that note....i'm off to bed to do some reading. I wish I could say that I'm going to correct the pile of adding/subtracting papers, but NOPE, not gonna do it. Maybe tomorrow...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Blogaversary To Me!!!

Ok, so it's my first blog birthday. Happy blog birthday to me!! Here is my first post. It made me giggle and I'd forgotten that Shorty McShort had surgery over spring break last year.

This has been an interesting journey, my first year of blogging. I have been a bit neglectful of my blog as of late, but I am resolving to change that.

So, leave me a comment. Tell me how much you just love my blog :) (shameless, I know)

And, in honor of one year, I shall write a haiku for Haiku Friday (it's been a while since I've done this)

one year of blogging
am i any better off?
maybe a little

held some giveaways
participated in memes
held a survey too

blogged for one whole month
not sure how i pulled that off
November 08

complained a little
and a little bit more too
oh yeah and some more

overall it has
been a lot of fun to do
will keep on going

Please leave me a comment. I am curious how many people read me daily. I'll make it so even you, Katie can comment. Oh, and it might be fun if you tell me about your favorite post or why you read my blog. Ummmm, thanks ;)

For more 'ku fridays, click here.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

More Birhday Thanks

Ok, so I have more birthday thanks to spread.

These are two friends from my book club. Kristin and Shari. Shari brought this mug to book club on Monday night and had everyone sign it. Way too thoughtful! Thanks girly! I LOVE my new mug!
Card from my Mom and she also tucked in a gift card for JC Penny's. I can't wait to go shop!!!

Card from my friend Jen. LOVE IT!

This is the card from Mr. Tall...the card that Mike ruined with beer. :(

This is from my twinny....the one that also sent a 35 balloon bouquet...she also tucked a Starbuck's gift card inside. She spoils me so!!!

This is a card from good friend Sharon. What a sweetie!! She never forgets a birthday or anniversary. She's the best!

The flowers from Mr. Tall. Very thoughtful!

The last ice cream cupcake. I ate it. I had every right to. We got a mixed pack of 6. OMG...soooooo yummy!!!!
I'm sad that my birthday fun is about over. We'll be celebrating it at Sunday Cafe, which will be a wonderful time. I also want to get my nose pierced to celebrate joining "Club 35". We'll see.

So...thanks everyone for making me feel so special!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Snarky Rant

Ok, so last week I got home and checked the mail to discover a free sample. OK, if you know me, you know I LOVE free samples and good deals. So the best part about this sample is that I got two of them. Guess the mailing system screwed up and sent me two. I don't care, it's double goodies. So the sample is from Tampax and inside of the outer box are these two boxes:
Ok, here is my snark....the red box says, "Mother Nature's Monthly Gift". WTF? Give me a freaking break. I get NO monthly gift from mother nature. I get a visitor that is nothing but a pain in the ass. Tampax, thanks for the goodies (there was a free coupon for a box of pads inside and good coupons) but seriously? You MUST change this box. This is ABSOLUTELY no gift that women around the world get each month. The only time it's a gift is when you've been having unprotected sex and are hoping you're not pregnant.

End. Of. Story.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Birthday Dinner Goodness

Ok, so here is a shot of my chocolate chip banana pancakes and coffee. All compliments of my dear hubs. Thanks baby!
After breakfast Artist McShort made me another birthday picture. This is a turtle with long hair. It's a girl turtle...duh!
So then I headed to the Portland Expo Center to help my fabulous friend Liane with her booth at a stamping craft show. Upon arrival she presented me with a flashing "birthday princess" button and a pink fluffy tiara. Thanks friend. And evidently the pictures of me in it are ALL on Liane's camera. Oops....

After the show we headed to BJ's for dinner with our hubbies.

Both Mike and Mr. Tall had a seven glass, huh? Yeah yeah I know there are only 6, but he'd already drank one by the time I took a pic....

Here is my yummy drink and Liane with her porter in the background. Cute, huh?

Awwww, aren't they sweet? They just had their 20th anniversary. Happy anniversary!

Liane's dinner.

This is Liane's husband, Mike. He's a great big cheeseball. Can you tell? This is his dinner. He also tipped his empty sampler glasses upside down like they were some kind of shot glass...yeah...he ruined my birthday card :(
Mr. Tall's dinner. And did I mention he brought me flowers?

My dinner. Possibly the BEST DINNAH EVAH! Seriously was killer! And, I have half of it for tomorrow.

My birthday pazookie! Mmmmmm.....I couldn't wait to eat it before taking a picture.
And then I stopped at Target and got some serious bargains. SERIOUS. Came home to some more birthday cards too. What a nice birthday.

Happy Birthday To ME!!! (and my twin)

So today is my birthday. Happy birthday to me! I've already celebrated with my hubs and shorty person (last night) over pizza and ice cream cupcakes. I've received goodies in the mail too. I thought I'd share them with my readers reader.Although I am NOT the fiend Sue gets to have that title...I'd rather be a princess anyway...
Speaking of Sue...she's so is what she sent to me:
And then there are the cards that I've received in the mail:

This is the front of the card that Artist McShort made me...she said I thought there would be balloons for your birthday (and she was right).

Here is the inside, a picture of me. She said she drew this because I'm so beautiful and I have long hair because I'm a girl.
And the 35-balloon salute from my twin...oh that is the cat. Whenever I get on the floor to take a picture she gets in the way. Silly cat.

Here are the balloons. Thankfully my good friend Jen had an empty car so she could bring 'em home for me. My car was full of shorty mc short and the guinea pigs. And then there is this......
my early birthday present from hubs, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE and am glad he didn't make me wait for today to have it :) Love ya!!!

And I wish I could say I'm going to the spa today for pampering, but I'm not. I'm headed to a stamping craft show to work my good friend Liane's booth. If she knows what is good for her, she'll show up with a mocha for me and not work me too hard today.

I also need to send out birthday wishes to my womb mate. Yes, as many of you know I have a twin. Not an identical arch enemy, but a lesser evil fraternal version twin. She is a silly girl who lives all the way out in Savanna, Georgia. I am sending her something on Monday to where she works. No 35 balloon salute, but something sweet, nonetheless. I don't think she actually reads my blog, but I'm not gonna chance her finding out what I'm sending by telling what it is. So, happy birthday to me and my twinny!!!

this is a pic of us a couple years ago with shorty mc short

And now I must run, Mr. Tall Man is up and offering to make me breakfast. He's already put the coffee on. See why I married him?!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Weekly Winners/Project 365 Update

Yeah, yeah, I's been a really long time...
shush and just enjoy my hard work from today....I'm almost caught up with my 365 project. Just need to print 3 pics and then I'm finished with last week. (I need to get a new ink cartridge for my photo printer....ugh they don't last very long)

February 1st-March 6th, 2009
(in order by week)

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