October 27, 2010

The Difference Between Children and Adults

When I was a child, if I had woken up to this...

in October,
 I would have thought....

"Woo Hoo!  I am so excited!  Awesome!!!!!"

However now that I am an adult, instead I thought......


October 26, 2010

The Great Cake Debate

Friday we are having our annual Halloween Potluck at work.  I signed up for dessert because, well, that's my favorite food group.  I am thinking about making this:

 Isn't he cute? 

Unfortunately my decision has sparked the instant message Great Cake Debate of 2010 between myself and my friend Cat.

Cat:  He looks so sad
Me:  Well he's about to get eaten. You'd look sad too
Cat:  Lol. But he doesn't know that he's gonna get eaten
Me:  He must suspect. He's made from cupcakes and frosting
Cat:  Do you think he realizes that though? :)

I decided she was probably right and will make a Score Trifle instead.

I love you Kitty Cat!

October 21, 2010

All in a day's work

I have a secret that I am about to confess to you all.  I am broke.  Ok, so those that know me know that's not really a secret.  But I am.  It's true. Broke as a joke.  Couldn't be because of my shopping habit.  Nope, I'm sure that's not it.

Anywhooo...after much thought I decided a few weeks ago that it was time for me to get a 2nd job.  I called up my old boss Cindy that I worked for a hundred years ago and got a job lickity split at a clothing store.  Now, this might not have been my smartest move.  Because this particular clothing store is part of the reason that I'm broke in the first place.  But I am strong.  I am invincible.   I will use this money for good (bills) and not for evil (darling burgundy, pink and black shirt with shiny buttons).

Tonight was my first night.  I was pretty nervous because I haven't worked retail in a few years.  And this store is pretty large and there are lots and lots of clothes.  And because I'm still running to the bathroom every half hour or so.  Damn Montezuma.  He really did a number on me.

But despite my fears my first night went pretty well.  I helped this really cute lady buy an outfit for her daughter's wedding.  I felt really good during the sale because she kept saying how wonderful I was and that she had been really discouraged before she came in and now she's found something she loves. 

And then I helped this other lady that was a little odd.  She tried on 10 different jackets and didn't like the way any of them fit.  I didn't have the heart to tell her that they were basically the exact same jacket except with different patterns and colors on them.  She just really wanted that jacket.  She ended up leaving empty handed but she told me that I was really nice and she asked if she could give me a hug.  Um, ok, sure.  I guess she didn't see my invisible "I don't hug crazy people" sign.

So the weird hugging incident aside, and the brief germ freak outs, I survived my first night.

And then I came home and had 2 cupcakes for dinner.

The end.

October 18, 2010

My week in Mexico!

I just got back from a 7 day vacay in Mexico with my family.  
We had a great time.


Enjoyed the view from our patio

 Tried new foods in several delightful restaurants

Snorkled with tropical fish (and an eel...yuck!)

Made friends with the locals


and even shared a room with one of them.

 We called him Newton, the Newt.

We swam in the Ocean at the private beach at our resort

Walked through the Flea market in downtown Puerto Vallarta

Marveled over many gorgeous sunsets

 And celebrated my birthday with a surprise cake!

A fabulous time was had by all!  
We will take with us many memories of a great week.  
Though the memory that will stick with us the longest 
will definitely be of the place where we all spent the most time each day.

Maybe next time we don't invite good ole Montezuma, ok?

Thanks Mom and Dad!  Sure love you!