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I have no problem telling DH...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

how hot I am! LOL! I went to the gym tonight and did a quick 30-minute work out. As I was getting a towel and bottle to wipe off the machine (yes, I was sweaty and probably smelly), one of the guys at the gym asked me how I was doing. I said I'm doing good and you? and that was the end of the story.

Being the...confident woman I am (read pot stirrer, trouble maker, imp, whatever works for you!), I told DH that he was hitting on me. LOL! I said that he was "sniffing" around me, checking me out. And, that DH better start coming with me to "protect his property." My goal is to get him to start coming to the gym and working out with me, but I think he saw through my ploy. We've been married a little over 19 years, so I think he's got me figured out by now. emoticon

Oh well, it was fun pretending! And who knows, maybe that little seed of jealousy will grow and he'll come with me four or five years! LOL!

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RWETHAIRYET 10/28/2009 1:44PM

    If I tried that with my husband, it would have backfired, totally, lol. And if he had been there, he would have been insisting that the guy was checking me out (Yeah right) and doing his "tomcat yowl"

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PINK-LADYBUG 10/28/2009 12:41PM

    I just have to say that you come off as way too young to have been married 19 years! Were you a child bride??

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 10/28/2009 12:14PM

    You little devil you!

Keep the home fires burning

Keep up your great work, maybe just maybe he'll join you



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BECKY_W 10/27/2009 10:39AM

    LOL, that was hilarious! Loved your blog :)

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MAKI34 10/27/2009 10:38AM

    I'm guilty of doing that too but to get him to go other places or just to get him a little jealous. It never really works either though 'cause he knows me too well too! LOL! We try!

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BKNOCK 10/27/2009 6:41AM

    You crack me up!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 10/27/2009 1:36AM

    If it works let me know...I might try it emoticon

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CALIMAN1 10/27/2009 1:35AM

    oh yeah, a little man manipulation hmmmmmmm? We are so did u tell him he looked like Brad Pitt? or like me? My odds the Pitt thing will get you more leverage....maybe....


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GEEMAWEST 10/27/2009 12:17AM

    I've been married 25 years and my DH would have laughed his a$$ off!

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HOLLZ13 10/27/2009 12:12AM

    lol maybe he was checkin you out.... all the best regardless

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Clearance racks call to me!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My son had a birthday party to go to today in the neighboring town. I decided that this was a good opportunity to take a little time to myself and do a little shopping. This may by TMI, so if you don't like to read about intimates, close this window now. LOL!

Anyway, I've needed new bras for awhile now and I decided to go to Victoria's Secret to get fitted and find a nice new bra. Turns out that I've been wearing the right size!!! Can you believe it? I hardly could. Anyway, I found one that I liked and of course it was $50!!! I bought it. There went most of my spending money. emoticon

But, I still had some $$ and some time, so I headed to ShopKo. As I'm heading back towards the sports bra area, I see clearance racks. And I hear them calling me. "Come look! It doesn't hurt to look. Come visit!" So, I did! LOL! The cool thing is I found a pair of black pants, in my size that fit beautifully (except they need hemmed...I am 5'1" after all), and they are only $5.49!!! Then, I headed to the intimates department. I ended up finding three sports bras and one normal one, all on clearance. I ended up buying the pants, four bras and a magazine for just under $23. Dang! That was awesome!!! I kind of wish I had gone there first. Then I might still have some money! LOL!

Oh, and I stopped by Sephora. Vera Wang has a new perfume out (at least it's new to me) called Rock Princess. I really like it! They gave me a free sample and now I have something new to save my money for! LOL! Why is it I can always find stuff to buy? emoticon

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JACLYN_1005 10/30/2009 12:17AM

    You should have returned the bra to Victoria Secret since you got 4 others.. then you might have had money for that perfume. Either way I am sure you deserved it! Oh and at this point shopping is not my fave thing to do but.. I love clearence racks

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PINK-LADYBUG 10/28/2009 12:38PM

    Hey, Christmas is coming! Find an ad for Rock Princess and post it on the fridge. I do this sort of thing every year. That way, DH has an idea of something to get me, or if he already has something else in mind (he often does), he can suggest it to friends/relatives who hit him up for gift ideas. This year, I switched it up, though... On the fridge is an ad for a camera I want - too expensive for anyone but DH or maybe my mom to buy for me, so I told him to direct anyone who asks to my Amazon wish list - 24 items and counting!

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SEASHELL78 10/26/2009 9:04AM

    Clearance racks are the first place I go every time I shop! I've even turned down clearance items because they weren't discounted enough, I'm horrible!

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BKNOCK 10/26/2009 6:10AM

    Oh, I love Clearance! I went to VS and found all my new bra's for 12.99 a piece! I was way off on my size which really excited me!

I am glad that you got to get out and shop! But where are the sweaters?

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IMREADYTODOIT 10/26/2009 12:12AM

    I heart clearance too, I can't stand to pay full price.

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What kind of mother...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

wants to go grocery shopping by herself? I'm not sure what kind that is, but I know I'm that kind! I took my 10-year old son with me to run all of my errands today, which included grocery shopping. Goodness, what a trip! We went to a bank inside of a grocery store first...he took some of the beans out of the pot holding pens. What was he planning to do with those beans? I do not know and do not want to know. Let's just say he put them back before he got the chance to act.

Next, we went to Costco (ugh!) and he "avoided" people. He did some funky moves and went way right or way left and swerved a lot. So, he did stay out of their way, but in a 10-year old boy way. LOL!

Next was the GF store where he took one of every single sample they had. The pumpkin cake was delish!

Wal-mart was our next stop (double ugh!) and he needed TWO chocolate milks. Yes, two. Yes, needed. He paid for them himself, so okay. They were both gone before we got out of the parking lot.

Last was the grocery store. He tried to be helpful and I tried to let him. Sometimes things take longer when you're being helped. But, the good news is that he asked for plums, peaches and apples. I almost said no (not on my list) until I realized he was asking for fruits! Duh!! Don't want to discourage that! He got them. LOL!

On the way home, he talked non-stop. I have no idea what he said cos it was just talking...and talking...and more talking. I guess that it is good that he wants to talk to me. I did realize, tho, that I really like my quiet time and I missed that today. The irony is that I just interrupted him and he told me that I "never let him talk." emoticon I guess we were in different vehicles all afternoon. emoticon

Okay, time to go watch Boise State Univ school Hawaii!

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PINK-LADYBUG 10/28/2009 12:24PM

    Well, my son is 2, and going to the grocery store by myself is like a mini-vacation!! I can browse without hearing "Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. MOM!!!" or having to remind him every few seconds to stay out of other people's way. My DH isn't much better - he gets antsy if I take more than 3 seconds to make a decision about what I want. Stopping to read and compare labels will net me eyerolls that make me wonder how his eyeballs even stay in his head!! (and make me think he's way too in touch with his inner teenage girl! LOL!)
By myself, I can read labels to my hearts content, seek out new products I've heard about, buy whatever I want with no comments from the peanut gallery (aka DH), and most importantly, shop whine- and beg-free!
I think we're both pretty great moms, though...


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RWETHAIRYET 10/26/2009 11:41AM

    I remember having to take four of them with me...I hated it!!! Though my youngest was generally helpful when I was able to take just him...he had a walking inventory of what we needed in his head from Milk to Toilet Paper....the only problem with him was trying to remember if we needed soap in the days when we were trying to convince him that soap was his friend,lol.
Even now I prefer to go alone. Hubby gets to help make the list, but otherwise I go by myself. Seems there was always time to browse the cookie aisle when he was with me, but he'd start pushing me to hurry up once we hit...say...produce!!
So now I come home with way fewer cookies and much more healthy stuff, lol, and he mostly doesn't notice the difference.

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KERRYMONIQUE 10/25/2009 9:47AM

    This is a cute blog. I agree with the dilemma. When you are running errands, it's complicated enough. Having someone along with you can often make it more stressful. But at the same time, spending time with him is awesome! I agree with the other comments, that this age will be gone in a heart beat and you'll be lucky to get a few words out of him, nevertheless a whole conversation. Alas... this is growing up. At least you guys had a productive day and came to some good compromises. Do you think you're healthy eating is rubbing off on him???

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JUNIAATROME 10/25/2009 8:24AM

    You reminded me of the times when I had to take 4 kids with me (as there was noone to watch them!) - we always had to have a discussion before we left on the things we are getting. Usually they could get ONE thing they wanted and that was our last stop.

But the talking I enjoyed and you should too. Because there comes a time when they will stop talking to you (telling you that you never listen anyway!?). I'm glad mine are starting to talk to me again -but they have all passed 20 now. I think it is the best of times when they all come home (rare enough) and get going telling stories. I just love the noise of it that comes to the kitchen (as I usually have to spend those times there, but sometimes they just come in, sit on the counters as I make my way around them and talk - I love that!

But many people are not sure what to think of my sanity LOL!

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CAROLEHZ 10/25/2009 7:56AM

    I once read a poem about there is no one as wonderful 10 year old boy. My sons were younger at the time and I thought ...Ok remember this. And it is true...they still love you and aren't afraid to show it, they run around and play hard with their friends..they talk and talk and talk but at least it's to you...they don't take your car or need auto insurance or money to pay for a speeding ticket..they will actually go on errands with you to keep you company. They tell stupid jokes..They laugh and enjoy life..Enjoy your chatterbox...teenagers are a whole different story...They actually expect you to ride in a car while they drive it (terrifying!).

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GEEMAWEST 10/24/2009 11:12PM

    I can soooooo relate to this blog. I would much rather go grocery shopping by myself. I can just get in and get it done. When I take my 10 year old granddaughter she doesn't swerve to miss people, she dances in the aisles and doesn't see anyone coming so she tends to run into everyone. She also talks non-stop like that. It must be a 10 year old thing.

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EM4488 10/24/2009 11:10PM

    Hahahah!!!! Sounds like an insane day - I'm impressed by how many stores you went to, first of all! And that you stayed sane!

10 and 11 years old is my least favorite age b/c they make me crazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy! So props to you for not losing your sanity ;) haha.

Mom, why don't you ever let him talk?!

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A little closer to caught up

Friday, October 23, 2009

My boss told me that there are many things that will need to be done every day and that there was an easy way to prioritize them.

Do the stuff that will get me yelled at or fired if I don't do them first.
Do the stuff that has to be done to keep business going next.
Do stuff I want to do last.

Guess what never gets done! LOL!

Good thing I'm salary...they couldn't afford me otherwise! emoticon

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RWETHAIRYET 10/26/2009 11:34AM

    I just hope there's a clear line between what will get you fired and what will keep business running, lol, or you might be in trouble!!!

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Going into work early tomorrow

Friday, October 23, 2009

I am so behind at work that I feel like I will never catch up. I will, but with the new learning I have to do, things take me longer than I think they should. I'm heading into work a couple of hours early tomorrow so I can some of the "gotta-do's" off my to-do list. If I can get those couple of things done, I will feel better about what's left. At least that's my plan!

On that note, good night!

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RWETHAIRYET 10/23/2009 3:13PM

    Hope you got those things ticked off!! And that you can go into your weekend feeling good about it!

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