Friday, October 15, 2010
I had kept a log of my contractions for this post but when I had to do a hard reset on my phone, I forgot about it and lost all of the numbers. Luckily...Going into labor with Roslynne is not something I will easily forget. Well, I haven't forgotten yet, anyway.
Dr. Westmoreland planned on inducing my on Monday, August 9, 2010 so I figured I was cutting it pretty short, having not buying my breast pump yet so I solicited my friend Amy, a friend/mother/RN that I look to for lots of advice. She said, OK and that we could go on the prior Saturday.
Saturday came and Amy came over with hubby, Matt and 2 boys Zach and Drew. I was sitting at the kitchen table eating Church's Chicken when I felt a sharp kick. Rozi got me so good I was was sure she aimed for my bladder and initiated a minor accident. Being pregnant, though I honestly hadn't had any previous incidents, I shrugged it off and went to change. At 5:30 p.m. we were off to Babies'R'Us to get a breast pump.
We walked around the store for about an hour and I started to feel some contractions. When we got to the register I told Amy, "Everyone keeps asking me if I have had any Braxton Hicks Contractions and ya know, I don't think I have. Or maybe I have and I keep putting it off as Roslynne moving or kicking me. Either way, I think I'm having them now. They REALLY hurt. I'm such a baby...!" Amy replied, "Well, you can't have her yet. We're taking the boys to the zoo tomorrow. Hear that Rozi Roo? You're not allowed to come out yet." I told her, "I think she listens to you because she stopped." At that moment Amy received a text from Matt that reminded her to go get milk and Tortilla Chips. Luckily for us there is a Kroger next to the baby store....
Walking up to Kroger I started getting the irritating Braxton Hicks. We got into the store and I told Amy, "I really don't think I can walk any further. I am in a lot of pain. Go ahead and go get the chips and milk. I'll wait here and read about celebrity drama." When Amy got back to the front I asked for her keys because I knew I wouldn't be able to keep pace with her on the way out. Once I got to the car I started timing the contractions thinking maybe I was starting the first false round of contractions.
Amy came out and I told her, "I think I'm having real ones." She told me she wouldn't take me to the hospital until the were consistent for at least 20 minutes.
I sent Carl a text and told him: I'm having contractions :)
Carl text: I'm in line at the Barber shop to get my hair cut.
I wrote: OK
Carl wrote: do I have time to get my hair cut?
Rose, "Amy, does Carl have time to get his hair cut?"
Amy, "How many minutes apart now?"
Amy, "I don't know."
Rose texts: I guess
Carl: I've been waiting a long time.
Rose: That's fine
I am mildly freaking out because I didn't plan to be in labor until I was safely tucked inside my hospital bed Monday evening with Pitocin hooked up to my IV...so all of my clothes were in the dryer. I went to my room to make sure we had everything for when Carl got home. I decided that distraction would be my only saving grace so I didn't start yelling about the hair cut.I decided to curl my hair and put on my make up.
Alex came into the bedroom and asked, "Are you in labor?" and I responded, "I think so but if Carl's getting a haircut and going to look nice in pictures, I am too."
Carl gets home. He grabs the bags and we leave out friends to go to the hospital. We get to the hospital and they take us to Triage to make sure things were going according to plan. The nurse confirmed my water broke and admitted us at 11:00 p.m. I got a pain pill and then the epidural at midnight. We slept for a little bit and I was dilated 9+ at 11:13 a.m. Sunday morning and told us that we'd have a baby in 10-15 minutes. at 11:30 she came back in and told us that the Dr. has an emergency delivery and she would be in shortly. The nurse stopped the pitocin to slow the contractions. When the Dr. finally made it into the room, the contractions stopped completely! Drip, drip, drip. Pitocin back on. 3 big pushes and we had a perfect little girl at 11:47 a.m. on August 8, 2010.
Little Miss Roslynne Marie had arrived!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I spoke to two emotionally numb warehouse employees of Houston Bel Furniture on Monday. (I can understand that you have to keep a distance when you're in customer care. You can't fall all over and give away the farm but I do expect to be treated as a human being, have people take responsibilty for their mistakes, say I'm sorry and compensate. NOTE: I DID NOT say OVER-compensate....but enough has to be friggin' enough sometimes. I not only want their farm but their horses, chickens and cows too.) The pick-up guy said Claudia, the Warehouse Manager, would not be in until 1:00 p.m. but that he would personally hand deliver a written message to her when she got in. Being a fair, I think fair, person, I wanted to give her a little bit of time to settle in, thus the 2:00 p.m. allowance I gave her to call me back...When 2:00 p.m. came and went, I proceeded to call incessently. Of course, no one answered at any extension. The only person who picks up is the delivery guy and he doesn't want to give me his name. Oh WELL, what can I do? Anyhow, so I'm calling between the hours of 2:00 p.m.-5:18 p.m. and only get a slew of voicemails. Dont' get me wrong, I leave some but they just don't return calls. I still hadn't gotten phone calls from when I left last week.... Finally the warehouse dude picks up at 5:18 p.m. and I can't help but get a little nasty. He told me that Claudia actually didn't come in at all. I told him I wanted to talk to some supervisor NOW. He patched me through to Julie, the customer service manager that I had left 3 voicemails for. She tells me, I can have that delivered to your house on Wednesday. They will give you a 4 hr window. I told her that they had wasted enoguh of my time and enough of my employer's time and that I needed a smaller window and an evening delivery. She said ok. I then corrected the telephone numbers they had on file for us, AGAIN.
Carl called me on his lunch break and told me that he had a voice message from the delivery guy that told him he would be at our house between noon and 4:00 p.m. If we were not there, they would not drop off the furniture and we would need to reschedule. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! I have told them to change the phone numbers to the umptieth time and the time that they call, the have the audacity to tell me, they won't deliver my furniture because it's our fault we didn't answer the phone number they weren't supposed to CALL!? OMG.
So the phone dialing continues as I try to get a hold of, aybe, a more intelligent moron... Again with the voicemails. I get a hold of the pick-up guy. He's probably sick of hearing me but i can't help it. I'm in tears at this point. He goes to find Julie. Julie promises to call the delivery guy and see if he can call me with a 30 minute window. As I have stated, they had the wrong telephone number in the system. So when she asks to look it up in the system by the phone number, she can't find it under the right number, the wrong number OR my number. I don't have any comments on that. I have yet to hear back from this "amazing" individual....
OH YEAH. Carl also told me while he was on his lunch break that when he went into work today, he found that someone had stolen his tool box and all of his tools. (Estimated 4 years collected value at about $12,000.)
Is this day over yet?
Sunday, June 20, 2010
So here I am completely perturbed at this sight in my daughter's unfinished nursery.
It all started with the salesman 2 saturdays ago that was so proud of his 5 "Million Dollar Sale Plaques" on the wall to care what we felt about the furniture. As you all know, I'm rather opinionated so his pushy attitude would have been called out upon if I needed time to research this bedroom set. Fortunately for him, I knew what I wanted and I knew what I wanted to pay for it. They honored the price from a prior 2 week ad which brought the price from $3600 (without mattresses) to $1407 with 2 twin pillow-top mattress so I was feeling ok. I started to get irritated when he wanted us to sign for our order without showing us the mattresses. He finally slowed down when I told him that I wasn't going to sign and he wasn't leaving our side until he physically walked us to the mattress section and showed me what we were ordering. Turns out the original trundle mattress he tried to sell us for $50 less than the pillowtop could make my stuffed Teddy Ruxpin stiff. We ended up ordering two pillow-tops.
The order clerks at the store location told me the order would be at the warehouse at the end of the week so I had to take about an hour and a half off work early to get through the downtown Friday rush hour traffic. I called twice to verify that they had the order because let's face it, that drive doesn't appeal to ANYONE, let alone a 7 1/2 month pregnant woman. The lady at the pick up window told me my wait would be approximately 45 mintues. I waited almost 2 hrs!! 6 people were able to pick up their orders before me. 2 that were waiting prior to my arrival and 4 after I had already sat down. When she did finally call me to the window she told me that their inventory was wrong and they only had a full sized bed, which would cost me about $1,000 in upgrades. To order a new twin set would be impossible and the only option I had was to go get the floor model from the store. She explained that they order from overseas and that they had to order in large quantities/full container shipments and even if they decided to recarry the merchandise in stock it would take anywhere from 1-2 years to deliver. Carl asked for some sort of reimbursement for the trouble and she said the only thing she could do was offer free delivery, set up and "I'm sorry". So, he went to the store and a manager was able to get one ordered for us. Why is it that the store manager was able to get one ordered from another warehouse but the WAREHOUSE MANAGER couldn't?? Beats the snot out of me.
The delivery was set for Saturday (An entire week later), so I called to verify the order and the phone numbers on the order. Of course the number that the jack rabbit saleman wrote down was wrong. I should've double checked everything he wrote down but he was so busy trying to get rid of us to get to the next Million Dollar Plaque, I didn't even notice. At 11am the warehouse manager (Said, oh yeah, I remember you, the pregnant woman right?) told me that my order was being loaded and I would get a phone call with a window of delivery. (Approx. 4 hrs) That call never came. My delivery guys finally showed up at 9:30pm. The phone number on the delivery was incorrect, as was my order. The twin canopy came with a full-sized trundle that wouldn't fit under the bed. 2 correct posts for the bed came. along with 2 king sized bed posts. The driver told me that he would turn in the paperwork but to also call sutomer service Monday morning.
I have called for the past 4 hrs. When I finally got through, the CSR told me he'd patch me through to the customer service manager, which disconnected after being on hold for 5 minutes. I called again and on the 8th time of hanging up on voicemails, he told me that the warehouse manager wouldn't be in until 1pm. I called the store manager (at 11:02am) and she said she just "spoke with the warehouse manager" and she would call me shortly. Seems to me that they're all a bunch of sorries trying to cover each other's tracks. I felt like telling that "Store manager" that the last time I checked, Claudia, the warehouse manager, wouldn't be in until 1:00 pm.
I don't recommend to purchase from them unless you have a lot of patience and time on your hands. Roslynne will probably be born before everything gets here. I only regret taking part of the order and not getting a full refund.
If I don't get a call back by 2:00 p.m. the sage will continue. They're only going to wish a bunch of blood-thirsty ravaged vampires were coming from Forks to save them. @#$&^(#@(_&#@*)$&@($@&)(&$@)*expletive.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
That was so funny. We figured she'd get a lot of nicknames. Probably Rozi, Roz, and my mom doesn't pronounce R's too well. They come out sounding like L's. For instance, I'm Los or Lote. I don't think I've ever heard her say Z. It sounds like See. Anyhow, my mom will either give her a nickname or even call her Lynne.
Regardless, we went shopping for a bedroom set for her room last weekend. I wasn't feeling very well so I forgot to take pictures. I know. I must have been feeling REALLY down and out right? I will take pictures once we get it. :)
Today we ordered a little something from amazon.com. I use Swagbucks as my search engine and have accumulated $30 in Amazon gift certificates so it went towards this lovely Bassinet :) We are getting so excited to buy fun things! Apple also painted Roslynne's room so pictures of that to come too!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
8:00 am - Eat brekfast (1 starch, 2 meats)
10:00 am - Test blood sugar
10:30 am - Eat Snack ( 1 Meat, 1 starch)
12:00 pm - Eat Lunch (3 meats, 2 starch, 1 fruit, 2 vegetables, 2 fats, 1 milk)
2:00 pm - Test Blood Sugar
3:30 pm - Eat snack (1 Meat, 1 starch)
7:00 pm - Eat Dinner(3 meats, 2 starch, 1 fruit, 2 vegetables, 2 fats, 1 milk)
9:00 pm - Test blood sugar
9:30 pm - Eat snack (1 meat, 1 starch)
So as you can see, my day basically consists of testing and eating with the gestational diabetes diagnosis. I'm sure that I will soon get used to it but the shock is not wearing off easily. They say you go through 5 stages of grief after finding out. For the love of food, I go through all 5 stages everytime I walk into the grocery store. LOL.
It's not too bad. I just have to remember that it's for Roslynne's health and overall, mine too. That keeps me going. But SERIOUSLY? This schedule does not leave me much time for anything else.
Thus far, Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Fudge Bar Lites are my new summertime favorite. It's so stinkin' hot in Texas that's its the perfect guilt-free chocolate something every pregnant woman is entitled too. I recently bought Russell Stover's Sugar Free Pecan Candies but I eat them. I'm allowed 78g of fat per day and I just can't bring myself to give into a 12g temptation....
Friday, June 4, 2010
I took a little picture to remind myself of the Buddha Belly this morning...
After getting ready for work, it was time to take a little me time and what better place to do it, other than Walgreens? I was able to nab these items for $0.49, not to mention a $3 mail-in rebate for the Cortisone, $2.50 in Register Rewards and a Coupon for a free package of Always Ultra Thin Maxi Pads. That's like walking away $7.01 richer!
While getting ready to eat my Pepperidge Farms 7 grain Light Bread, toasted with a smidge of light margarine and a Tbsp of peanut butter....I took one bite to have my lips reject breakfast in it's entirety. Yep. That's my breaky on the floor next to my foot. Blah.
Yes, I was sad. It ruined my meal plan since I only packed 2 slices of bread. One for Breakfast and one for a half sandwich for lunch....
Take two on breakfast. No bread for lunch... So I had to improvise. I ended up shredding the lettuce, Cutting the roast beef, tossed in some sliced cucumbers and drizzled with Vietnamese Dressing (Nuoc Mam Chay).
For dessert: Jello Pudding snack! I'm so thankful for Splenda and a meal plan that allows it! Have you ever noticed that you can never get the last bit out? I'm hoping everyone will leave the office so i can lick the cup but if there's an audience I may be charged with indecent exposure....
Last but not least...as a request from my good friend Amie...a humorous montage of my epic undergarments....
Thursday, June 3, 2010
After an adventurous morning, we made it to Expectations Ultrasound and got to see your little face....cute little hands and giant feet. LOL. You weren't extremely happy about being woken up at 4:00 p.m. so you continued to hide your face for about 50 minutes into the hour season. The technician was awfully nice and continued to try to help you move your hand since we actually only paid for 45 minutes. Your heart beat was at 146 but mommy forgot to ask them how much you were weighing in, so we will find out in two short weeks.
Can't wait to meet you!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 10, 2010 10:33 am
Carl woke up and asked how I felt. We were just laying in bed and I told him that I wish I could just go to sleep. He asked is Rozi was being a crazy dancer and I said, “Yes, she’s moving around.”
Of course being a first time daddy, he reached over and said, “Is she moving?” and I told him yes. He said he couldn’t feel anything and the next thing I know, I felt the biggest kick of 2 weeks! I asked, “Did you feel that?!” He started laughing and said, “YES.”
At least we know she’s obedient.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
But truthfully, the baby felt like a bag of popcorn all of Sunday night, you would have thought it was at a night club and grooving because I couldn't hardly get comfortable enough to get any normal amount of shut eye. By the time we got to the doctor's office, KBB was sound asleep. The sonographer nudged my tummy a bit and we kept telling him/her to wake up. When the little bugger finally woke up, it was trying to kick us away, hence the first photo being of that big 'ol foot. Unfortunately, the baby already has my feet because it's large and you can see every little bone! KBB started the sono folded completely in half and Theresa, the technician, said this was one of the most flexible babies she has ever seen. The arms hugging the back of of the knees! You can see in these pictures that this child gradually unfolds towards the end of our 20 minute photo shoot. We won the most difficult sonogram of the day and we were her first patient...
Little Miss Roslynne Marie, what a hoot she will be!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I knew just about everyone in High School but I can’t say everyone liked me.
I have wrecked 3 of the 14 cars I’ve ever owned.
I’ve been on 1 blind date in my life. It was to the bowling alley.
I have 3 best friends that I’ve known for over 10 years and communicate with them at least 3 times a week. Via text, email or Facebook.
I’m a great tipper….if the service is great. (Veteran waitress.)
The most money I’ve ever spent on a haircut and color was probably $125.00.
As soon as I walk into the house I command Boscoe to sit and pet him.
I despise scary movies. I don’t even like to see movie cases with weird demonic pictures.
Last night I had a dream that I went to my high school reunion and had a really great time.
I am named after the nurse that delivered me. She was also the owner of King’s Portraits in Winfield, KS.
I sing in the shower. I think I always have.
Christmas is my favorite holiday.
I have probably caught 6 fish in my entire life.
The only piercings I have are in my ears. 1 in each.
My belly button is an innie.
Sour Cream and Cheddar Cheese are my favorite chips.
I always put my right shoe on first.
Once I had 2 dates in one night. I married the one that stood me up.
One of the weirdest things I’ve ever done in the car is light a candle. It wasn’t a survival tactic or anything, it just smelled nice.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
1.) A 2-seater convertible that retails over 6 digits is not financially or physically responsible for a family with a new baby on the way. (Don’t get me wrong, I still cried.)
2.) 0% APR for 6 years – 2 vehicles
3.) 2 years free maintenance on 2 vehicles.
4.) The payment on 2 brand new Toyotas for less than the price of one of our existing vehicles is a successful investment.
5.) I personally believe the recent recall on my new vehicle was important, has been rectified and currently political. Any vehicle recall must be tested and passed before sold to a consumer.
(Any vehicle is able to have a recall. People/machines are not perfect.
BMW: Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE LOWER RUBBER MOUNT OF THE REAR SHOCK ABSORBERS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED TO SPECIFICATIONS AND MAY NOT ADHERE CORRECTLY TO ITS HOUSING WITHIN THE SHOCK ABSORBER.
Consequence: THE BUSHING COULD LOOSEN AND OVER TIME COULD SEPARATE FROM ITS HOUSING. THE DRIVER WILL EXPERIENCE IMPAIRED VEHICLE HANDLING AND CONTROL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
CHEVY/GM: Summary: GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT AND SATURN ION VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ARIZONA AND NEVADA; AND MODEL YEAR 2007 CHEVROLET COBALT, PONTIAC G5 AND SATURN ION VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, NEVADA AND TEXAS. THE PLASTIC SUPPLY OR RETURN PORT ON THE MODULAR RESERVOIR ASSEMBLY MAY CRACK. IF EITHER OF THESE PORTS DEVELOPS A CRACK, FUEL WILL LEAK FROM THE AREA. IF THE CRACK BECOMES LARGE ENOUGH, FUEL MAY BE OBSERVED DRIPPING ONTO THE GROUND AND VEHICLE PERFORMANCE MAY BE AFFECTED.
Consequence: FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
FORD: Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE S/R OPTION. THE S/R OPTION INCLUDES, AMONG OTHER FEATURES, A 5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION. ON THESE VEHICLES, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT PATTERN IS NOT DISPLAYED IN THE OCCUPANT COMPARTMENT IN VIEW OF THE DRIVER. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT."
Consequence:THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE AWARE OF THE TRANSMISSION POSITION OF THE VEHICLE.)
I guess this would make 6 resons but it's a Japanese car made in Texas. That closed the deal on my debit on American (You know, buy American, support America. Problem is, American Brands outsource out of America. My car was built in San Anotonio. I love the sticker that says: Built for Texas, Built by Texans. No Really, I LOVE THAT.)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now but there is a part in the lyrics that say:
"It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now"
This happens to be Carl's new dedication song to me. Too often her will say, "And i NEEEEEEED you now."
Which is kind of cute but think about the lyrics and then put a high pitch, whale-like quality sound into Neeeeeeed.
Today I received a text message from my lovely husband that states:
"It's a quarter after 3, I think I need to pee and I need you now."
Quirky but I find funny. Ha ha. Funny husband. Ha ha.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Now that Mike is busy in the world saving lives and taking names... I still find myself using his saying. So I decided to look it up, in the event, he doesn't reply to my email.
This is waht I found:
Re: Good on ya
Posted by pamela on February 23, 2006
In Reply to: Re: Good on you posted by Smokey Stover on February 23, 2006
: : : What does "good on you" mean? As in "good on you, Joe, that was an excellent play".
: : It means you're being complimented ... by an Australian.
: What Bob is too shy to mention is that "good for you" is the more usual expression, outside of Oz, and means "you did well." Or it could mean "you did good." That's ungrammatical--or not, depending on what you did. SS
I was so sure that the spelling was "good onya", but my sister swears its "good on ya". We decided to settle via google fight and "good onya" scored 125,000 and "good on ya!" scored 45,500,000. Still not convinced, I argued that most of the "good on yas" lived overseas and did a google search limited to Australian sites. Score: 861 "good onya" v. 31,200 "good on ya". I stand corrected. Either way, it is definitely not "good on you". Even Australians who don't have broad, rural or working class accents would lapse to the strine "Good on ya!" when using this phrase, rather than "Good on you!" which would sound plain wrong. Very often used sarcastically: "Good on ya, Minister!" could just as easily be followed by "Yeah, we really need fewer public hospitals" as by something complimentary. Pamela
Re: Good on ya Smokey Stover 23/February/06 (2)
Aussie pamela 24/February/06 (1)
Re: Aussie pamela 24/February/06 (0)
Re: Good on ya Smokey Stover 23/February/06 (0)
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Welcome to the 2010 edition of getting to know your Friends. ' press FORWARD ' then change all the answers so they apply to you, and then send this to your friends including the person who sent it to you. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little things about your friends that you might not have known!
1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:15 am
2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? New Moon
4. What is your favorite TV show? Grey’s Anatomy
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Cereal or Jalapenos Poppers
6. What is your middle name? Lynne
7. What food do you dislike? I love all food equally.
8. What is your favorite CD at moment? My karaoke preparedness mix
9. What kind of car do you drive? Mercedes SLK320
10. Favorite sandwich? Dion’s Roast Beef & Provolone w/ Green Chile and Greek Dressing or any Roast Beef with Au Ju
11. What characteristic do you despise? Snobiny-do-dah
12. Favorite item of clothing? Pretty Dress…I have several.
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Thailand
14. Favorite brand of clothing? Express
15. Where would you retire to? On a beach
16. What was your most memorable birthday? Last year for the surprise birthday party!
17. Favorite sport to watch? Basketball or Baseball…. In the stands.
18. Furthest place you are sending this? I don’t know right now.
19. Person you expect to send it back first? Maybe Toni.
20. When is your birthday? Sept. 5
21. Are you a morning person or a night person? I actually just sleep all the time now.
22. What is your shoe size? 9
23. Pets? dog
24. Any new and exciting news you 'd like to share with us? I’m having a baby. Oh wait….that’s kind of old news huh?
25. What did you want to be when you were little? A professional singer.
26. How are you today? very tired
27. What is your favorite candy? I don’t really have one.
28. What is your favorite flower? Roses or Gerbera Daisies
29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? August 24, 2010
30. What's your full name? Rosemarie Lynne Sengmany-Brauning
31. What are you listening to right now? co-workers
32. What was the last thing you ate? 2 dinner rolls, Fried Calamari and Artichoke hearts with marinara sauce, Tomato Basil Soup and Hasta La Pasta: Grilled Chicken Breat and Roasted Bell Peppers Medley tossed with Jalapeno Fettucine with an alfredo sauce….Grrrrr. It was SO GOOD.
33. Do you wish on stars? If I see them.
34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Pink
35. How is the weather right now? beautiful
36. What is your natural hair color? Black..I think. It hasn’t been natural for a while
37. Favorite soft drink? Sprite
38. Favorite restaurant? That’s a hard one. Probably any Pho House.
39. Favorite color of nail polish? French Manicure
40. What was your favorite toy as a child? Teddy Ruxpin
41. Summer or winter? Spring
42. Hugs or kisses? Both
43. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
44. Coffee or tea? I like herbal tea.
45.. Do you want your friends to email you back Yes
46. When was the last time you cried? Last night. Being pregnant does that to you, apparently.
47. What is under your bed? A mirror, a neck massager from Brookstone and probably shoes.
48. What did you do last night? Had Denella come over and cooked.
49. What are you afraid of? Heights
50. Salty or sweet? Salty
51. How many keys on your key ring? 4
52. How many years at your current job? 1.2
3. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
54. How many towns have you lived in? 8
55. Do you make friends easily? Yes
56. How many people will you send this to? a lot of stinkin people
57. How many will respond? 3-4
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
“I finally got into the routine of eating cereal in the morning….OH CRAP! I don’t have any milk.”
My husband told me last night, “I want you to go to this maternity clothes boutique I saw in the Galleria Mall. When we went with Dru and Kari, I thought about how I want you to buy your maternity clothes there because I want you to dress stylish. They have cute clothes there.”….Does this mean I’m not stylish pre-pregnancy??
“Hmmm. Nothing really tastes good. So what should I eat for lunch?”
I’m really thankful for my job.
“That Jack in the Box Cheeseburger was good yesterday.”
I then saw somebody in a car next to me smoking a cigarette and I was trying to read a sign about McDonald’s and I was worried they were going to think I was staring at them and shoot me with a gun. I proceeded to think about this violent video I saw on youtube about the great Burger King and McDonald’s debate where the King shoots Ronald McDonald in a passing limo. It’s pretty violent. I then came to the conclusion I prefer McDonald’s Cheeseburger to Burger King’s Cheeseburger.
I’m totally crazy huh?
Friday, February 12, 2010
YOU ARE ERNIE!!!
(This was my old haircut...short inverted bob)
Playful and childlike, you are everyone's favorite friend -
even if your goofy antics get annoying at times.
You are usually feeling: Amused - you are very easily entertained
You are famous for: Always making people smile.
From your silly songs to your wild pranks, you keep things fun.
How you life your life: With ease.
Life is only difficult when your ♥ friends ♥ won't play with you!
The Sesame Street Personality Quiz
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Would You Just SHUT UP?!
Okay, this is a bit of a difficult question to answer but I figured because I talk so much it would be a good opportunity to take up as I will be giving everybody else's ears a rest. So listen here!
Here's what not to do.
Don't seem uninterested because you'll hurt their feelings. Oh, and you may spark a different topic that could go on for twice as long.
Don't tell them to be quiet (it's hard to tell them that politely).
Don't tell them to be quiet using hand signals such as the 'shhh' motion (finger up to lip) or the 'stop' motion (hand in front of your chest, palm facing them). They'll take offence.
Don't (whatever you do) tell them that they talk too much (oh my goodness no). They may never talk to you again (unless of course, that is what you want. If so, go right ahead)!
I can only think of two things to do... the first, introduce them to hubpages.com. He he! Then they may have so much to write about that they'll stop bugging you. Secondly, tell them (in the nicest way possible) they can save their breath and email it to you. That way, you can block them or just ignore the email (you're not obligated to answer the email). Okay, okay, I'm kidding. To be honest, I don't think there is such a thing as informing someone of a flaw they have 'nicely'. I mean, when you think about it, telling someone they talk too much is like telling them they're ugly (they can't help it - well, they won't let you know that they can if they can).
I use to be told a lot as a child that I talked too much. In fact, that flaw was belted into me time and time again. As I got older, I couldn't laugh it off any longer and by the time I was about 14, I stopped talking altogether because I couldn't stand the teasing anymore. But, that is an example of what can happen if you belt it into a child.
Instead of focusing on how to tell them they talk too much, how about you focus on why. There are a few reasons why somebody talks too much.
Are they nervous?
Do they lack confidence?
Do they have self-esteem issues?
Is talking the only thing they believe they're good at?
Are they lonely?
Are they trying to get you to like them?
Maybe they just like having you around... - a little too much perhaps.
Anyway, the way to tell them depends on the kind of person that they are. If you know they will take offence make sure you find the perfect time to tell them. But then again, sometimes you'd be better off not telling them at all. Think about how you would feel if someone said that to you.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
1 Dollar, 2 Dollar.....Total Dollar Savings: $39.76
Sun Burst Laundry detergent is Buy 1 Get 1 free at $4.99/each.
Thermacare Neck & Arm Wrap 1 ct $2.49, Earn $2.49 in Register Rewards- $1/1 Printable Coupon= Free + $1 Profit
Colgate Max White or Max Fresh Toothpaste $2.99, Earn $2 in Register Rewards- 75¢/1 Coupon (1/3 SS) or Printable Coupon= 24¢Betty Crocker Warm Delights 99¢ with in-ad coupon- 50¢/1 Printable Coupon= 49¢
Betty Crocker Frosting 99¢ with in-ad coupon- $1/2 Printable Coupon= 49¢ ea.
I do not need toothpaste for the next 2 years so I did not purchase any of the Colgate Max but it's a great toothpaste! I've been using it for the past year :)
Rubbing Alcohol was 2/$3
Total price: $20.66 ($1.81 is the tax)
Hope you guys have a happy and frivolous New Year!!! (That's my New Year's Resolution... Save even more money over 2009.)