Such a fun day

I had such a fun day today. My new schedule is that I stay late on Monday nights (until around 9pm, so about 12 hours), but I get off at noon on Wednesday. I LOVE this new schedule! And since it's been beautiful here (was almost 80 today), I decided to go pick up Wee One early and head to the park. After picking her up we went to visit a friend of mine, then headed to the park. She stayed in the swings most of the time (and the "big-girl" swing, not the toddler swing! Woo Hoo!), and loved the slides. We were there about an hour and a half, and then went to get ice cream. It was so nice to sit there with her, outside in the breeze and eat ice cream. We had no plans, we weren't rushed, and if she ate the sprinkles with her fingers it didn't matter because we were having fun. Afterwards we came home and watched 'A Bugs Life' then took a nap. It was a wonderful day.


What the hell was he thinking?

Yesterday morning I woke up with a killer sinus headache, and made the mistake of asking my dad for some medicine. I meant some sinus stuff and maybe an advil or two. He gave me a handful of pills to take, and like a dummy I took them then asked what it was. 3 extra-strength tylenol and half a percocet!! I'm allergic to darvocet and codine, and by yesterday afternoon my stomach was cramping and I was throwing up everytime I moved. I was so scared that I had some freaky bug and wouldn't get to meet Anna, Karin and Alison today, but I woke up feeling fine this morning, and the more I thought about it, I figured it was probably the percocet. I couldn't believe it, and now looking back it's a miracle I didn't have to go to the hospital. Who the hell gives their child 3 extra strength tylenol and half a percocet for a sinus headache???

In other news, we're having fun in Atlanta. Wee One and I met with some friends I know online this morning, and Wee One, Hubby, my step-mom and I all went to the Aquarium this afternoon. Wee One LOVED the jellyfish and the penguins. We even bought her a stuffed jellyfish (which is actually pretty cute)that she slept with on the way home. I'm really glad the trip (other than the percocet incident)has gone so well!


Leaving today!!

We leave tonight heading for Atlanta. I'm excited to see my dad and stepmom, and I know that Wee One will have a blast while we're there. It's almost 3:30 and I'm still not completely packed - seems I'm cutting it just a little close. ;)

Hubby should be home shortly, and then we'll pick up Wee One and hit the road. Please send lots of p&pt our way as we travel, and I'll be back on Sunday!


Movies, vacations and the internet

First item up today - Ghost Rider. It sucked. That's about all I can say about it. Hubby and I went to see it Saturday night for his birthday, and it was horrible. The acting was awful, the special effects were cheesy, and Hubby was upset because it didn't follow the comic books. We both wished we had went and seen Bridge to Terabithia instead!

Second - VACATIONS!! My dad told hubby and I for Christmas he would pay for us to come to Atlanta to see him and my stepmom, and I can't wait! I think we're going to leave on Thursday night after work, and stay for Friday, Sat and Sun, then come back home on Monday. The only major thing we have planned is going to the aquarium, but to be able to get away for an extended weekend would be WONDERFUL! Wee One doesn't get to see my dad and stepmom much (she's only seen them maybe 4x in her entire life), so I'm glad we'll get to go over there and see them.

And last - the internet. It constantly amazes me the things I can find on here. In a matter of minutes I can download music, chat with my online friends, order pizza, get reviews of the latest movies, plan our vacation and pay my bills. I never have to leave the house - unless I want to, of course - and it's wonderful! I've met so many new people, learned about things I never knew existed, and gotten freelance jobs - all because of the internet. It's truly a wonderful invention!


New stuff for ME!

I very seldom by myself anything new - not that you would know it by this last week's blog entries! But really, if I have extra money, I usually spend it on hubby or Wee One. Today, however, I went on a shopping spree just for me. I received a check in the mail for one of the side jobs that I just finished, plus I won the big gift at Bunko last night which was $30. So, I told hubby I was spending it on me.

Today Wee One and I set out to find me something to wear tonight with the new red shoes since hubby and I are going out for his birthday. I ended up getting a new pair of jeans, a really pretty black lacy shirt, a brown sweater and two new pairs of shoes. I went about $10 over what I had to spend, but I don't think he'll kill me. I'm wearing the jeans, black shirt and red shoes tonight to dinner, but I almost considered changing what I was wearing when I got the new shoes. Payless is having BOGO right now, and I swear I had to restrain myself. Between all the ones I wanted for me, then all the ones I wanted for Wee One, it's a miracle I made it out of there only $10 over. I ended up getting one pair that I could wear with tshirts and jeans, and one more dressy pair. I just love them. The bottom ones are a pink color, and even though a friend asked "what are you going to wear pink shoes with?" and I didn't have an answer, I don't care. I love them and will find stuff to wear them with! I know that no one at work will notice, and unless I specifically point them out to hubby, he won't either. But there's something about having new stuff, even if it's something small like a pair of shoes, that make everything better.

Hubby and I are going to the movies and out to eat for his birthday tonight. We're supposed to go see Ghost Rider, and hopefully he'll enjoy it. He's had a rough week at work, so I hope tonight makes up for some of it. He just called and is on his way home, and it's been a BAD day. Who knew installing car stereos could cause such headaches?


Why can't we just get well?

I hate being sick. Actually, I despise being sick. I have The Crud right now, and it’s about to take it’s toll I believe. Wee One has been fighting it for months, and Hubby is just getting over it. I knew it would get me eventually, just because I *always* get sick. Always. It did, and I will be heading home at noon today to try and get some sleep before I have to pick Wee One up at 5. Maybe the sleep will help, especially since I have plans for the night and would really like to keep them.

I ended up with an entire circus in my bed last night, thanks to Wee One. She is fascinated with JoJo’s Circus from Playhouse Disney (and since we don’t have cable that makes it really fun around our house), and carries her JoJo doll with her everywhere. She’s recently acquired the other characters from the show - Skeebo, Croaky and Goliath - so now the entire circus has to go everywhere with her. She woke at 4 this morning and I brought her in bed with me just like always. At first she went down the list of every food she could think of to keep from laying down - I want water, I want milk, I want chocolate milk, I want apple jacks. Then she realized she didn’t have JoJo, so she has to get down, run into her room and find JoJo. She comes back to bed and realizes she doesn’t have Skeebo, so she goes and gets him. Then Croaky. Then Goliath. Then her music bear. Then her green blanket. I swear there’s barely enough room in our bed for me, hubby, Wee One and the cat - definitely not enough for all of us plus the entire circus. She finally settled about 5:45 or so, but since my alarm goes off at 6:30, and I’m fighting The Crud, it’s making for a rough day on little sleep. Thankfully I have an understanding boss and sick time I can use.

Hubby and I are supposed to go out tomorrow night for his birthday. He wants to see Ghost Rider, and since his birthday is Sunday, that's going to be part of his gift. I'm meeting his mom tomorrow to drop Wee One off for the night, then we plan on going to dinner and a movie, then sleeping in REALLY late on Sunday. I miss her terribly when she's gone for the night, but I know she loves her GiGi and PapPaw, and they will take great care of her. Plus it will be nice to spend some time with hubby without having to do all the kid related stuff we have when she's home, and I'm excited to actually eat my meal in peace and without sharing! I hope the movie is good, and that Wee One has fun getting spoiled.


Can I do this?

Is it ok to blog multiple times a day? I'm not sure. Most of the ones I read don't, but I guess since it's mine I can do whatever the heck I want with it. And today I want to post twice. Why? Because I'm bored at work, feel like crap, and need something to occupy my time.

Last night it was so hard to come up with a name for this blog. I wanted something different that described me, but it was so hard to figure out what "me" was. I figured out that I'm a nice little hodge-podge of stuff. My new iPod has everything from Norah Jones to Linkin Park to Three Dog Night on it. I usually wear jeans and tshirts to work, but like to spice it up with red heels every so often. I love talking on the phone and being online, but am perfectly content to sit for hours and get lost in a good book. So what really describes me? I'm not sure, and I think I like it like that.

In high school I always wanted to fit in, and have people like me, and was easily defined. Then as I got older, I started to realize that it's ok to not be confined by a "label." But after so many years of trying to define myself and make myself fit into this nice little mold of what I was supposed to be, it's hard to break away from that. And for once in my life I'm finally starting to figure out who I am and what I like. A few years ago I would have never decorated my living room in black, red and lime green - because OMG! What would people think of me??? I wouldn't have had Nirvana right after Ludacris, right after Alicia Keys on the iPod because someone might see it and wonder what kind of person I was. And I have to say, the stuff I designed sucked because I wanted to make sure everyone liked it and it couldn't be taken the wrong way by anyone. And because of that there was no creativity. Now I'm started to be less concerned with what others think, and more concerned with what I think. And I know everything around me is better because of it. My house is now becoming a reflection of me, I'm more comfortable with myself, and my design work is getting better, if I do say so myself!

Case in point: A project I did for a friend of mine. I can promise it wouldn't have looked anything like this 3 years ago.
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©2006 ML Designs

Sickness and shoes

I think I just might keep this updated - for at least a little while. I went to bed last night thinking of things to blog about, and even dreamed about it. Yes, I get a little carried away with things. So sue me. ;)

Seems I now have the same crud that Wee One has had. She’s on a nebulizer every 4-6 hours for her coughing and congestion, and last night I didn’t sleep at all because I’m now coughing. I’m so tired today, and would love to go home and go to bed. However, I would also love to use my vacation days for actual *vacation* time, so as long as I’m not dying or contageous I’ll be at work. Sucks, but since I don’t do any physical labor (I sit at a computer in a darkened room and surf the net most of the day) I don’t want to waste the days if I don’t have to.

I broke down and bought some new shoes this past weekend. I’ve been wanting some red heels - sexy red heels - but couldn’t find any that weren’t $100+. I love shoes, but I also love paying bills, and since I’m broke, bills come first. Anyway, I finally found some that I LOVE.
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And Hubby loves them, too, which is even better. ;) I wore them to work on Monday, and my co-worker told me I “whore it up well” and that all I needed now was a pole. For me to be such a sweet girl and to wear jeans and tshirts most of the time, the red heels were quite a change. I love these shoes.

And it seems Wee One loves them, too. What can I say? Like mother, like daughter.
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I wonder if I can keep it up...

I have quite a few friends that blog, and I read a few on a regular basis. I like the *idea* of blogging, but I"m horrible at actually following through with anything. I never made it more than a month or two with a journal or diary, I have a blog started on a messageboard I'm a part of that hasn't been added to in months, and my daughter's baby book is only about half full. I have great intentions, but never seem to follow through. I'm hoping this will be different, but only time will tell.

Today was Valentine's day. Hubby and I don't normally do anything special (maybe a card or candy, but never much), so I didn't figure this year would be any different. However, we got our tax refund in last Friday, plus hubby is getting a bonus this month, so we had more money than we were expecting. Since we had more than we thought (almost $600 more than we thought) we spent it on something completely frivilous. We both got iPods. I have been wanting one SO badly, but never had the extra money to blow. We probably didn't have it now, but man, do I love my iPod! It's bright green, and I've been using it at work since I can't have a radio or anything playing. I love this thing!

Also, hubby came in tonight with flowers for me and wee one. I was so surprised, because we both agreed to not get anything else. It was a very nice surprise, though.