Sunday, November 30, 2008

Broken Furnace

I am freezing. This past Tuesday we had our furnace guy come over because our furnace wasn't working quite right and there was lots of soot everywhere. When our guy stopped by he noticed flames in the furnace where flames should not be so he had to shut if off because of safety issues.

Furnace off means:
No Heat + No Hot Water = Not Happy Wife

So we left for New Jersey Wednesday night and only had to deal with no heat and no hot water for a little bit. Not the best but not the worst. Our guy has been searching high and low for the part we need because we would rather get the part then replace the furnace. Saturday night I came home with my parents since hubby is going to the Jets/Broncos game today. When we got home last night it was frigid. Our thermostat gets as low as 44 degrees and sure enough thats what it said the house was at. YIKES~~

Last night sucked trying to stay warm. We had every candle lit and if you know me you know I have tons of them. We had the oven on and cracked to let heat in. I was throwing blankets into the dryer every few mins just to stay warm. Last night I slept so pourly in part because I was cold but also because my cat wanted some love and kept waking me up. It sucked.

Today we were hoping our guy would come fix the furnace but he couldn't locate the part we need ... grrrrr ... hopefully he will get it tomorrow. We will see. Maybe we will need to replace the whole thing, which would be expensive but we also need heat. Thankfully it hasn't been below the 30's because I don't want the pipes to burst.

Heading to a hotel tonight. I need to be warm and I need a shower.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Happy Belated Thanksgiving Everyone!!

We went down to New Jersey to spend it with my in-laws. It is nice because my parents also come down and stay with us so it becomes a full house of 7 people plus add 4 more family members for Thanksgiving dinner and we have a tight squeeze.

Dinner was good although if I had it my way I would just have stuffing, mashed potatoes, extra gravy and a bottle of wine. Yep, I am a carb girl!!

Next weekend we have J & B's Wedding and I am super excited. It is the first wedding we are going to since we got married. A bunch of our friends will be there and I have no wedding pressure on me so it should be a blast. Plus I get to look at my oh so gorgeous hubby in a tux since he is part of the wedding party. Can't wait!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Just Dance

New favorite song "Just Dance" by Lady GAGA (what a name) - this song makes me want to dance around and instantly cheers me up.

I’ve had a little bit too much
All of the people start to rush. Start to rush babe.
How does he twist the dance?
Can’t find my drink or man.

Where are my keys, I lost my phone.
What’s go-ing out on the floor?
I love this record baby, but I can’t see straight anymore.
Keep it cool what’s the name of this club?
I can’t remember but it’s alright, alright.

Just dance. Gunna be okay. Da-doo-doo-doo
Just dance. Spin that record babe. Da-doo-doo-doo
Just dance. Gunna be okay. Duh-duh-duh-duh
Dance. Dance. Dance. Ju-just dance.

I think its even better if you add your own lyrics and then rock out to the chorus

Our furnance broke, so we have no heat.
I am so cold but still have a heartbeat.

Just dance. Gunna be okay. Da-doo-doo-doo
Just dance. Spin that record babe. Da-doo-doo-doo
Just dance. Gunna be okay. Duh-duh-duh-duh
Dance. Dance. Dance. Ju-just dance

Our cat, the baby, is getting sick,
all she does is lick.
She is prone to UTI's
and all I want to do is cry.

Just dance. Gunna be okay. Da-doo-doo-doo
Just dance. Spin that record babe. Da-doo-doo-doo
Just dance. Gunna be okay. Duh-duh-duh-duh
Dance. Dance. Dance. Ju-just dance

I think this song will help me get through the holidays.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Text Msge Conversation

A: Runnin late as usual & hope they dont mind me using their kitchen 2 make my appetizer

M: No they won't mind I'm sure. I thought i'd be on time but i've decided i really need to wash my hair - i'm late to everything though

A: Me 2. We are hot like that.

M: You know it

A: Ya I do. I'm surprised more people don't give us $1 dollar bills when we walk by

M: I may be wearing a bikini tonight, just fyi.

A: Man if I had only shaved then I could wear one 2

M: Aw not even a year married and you're already getting lazy? Does Ed miss bikini waxes yet?

A: HaaHaa no he doesn't like getting them! Besides its cold, I need all the warmth I can get

M: Was that part of your vows? "I, Ed, promise to love my wife even though she's hairy in the winter.."

A: Yep it was! Just like I vowed 2 love him even if his ass smells like death

M: Lol

Friday, November 21, 2008


I have been trying to grow out my eyebrows because they are super thin and apparently that is not the style anymore. Also it would make my face look better if they were a tad thicker. In order to have better brows I have vowed not to pluck or wax on my own. I have turned to the experienced woman at Elizabeth Grady for all my needs.

Carolann has been fabulous and we always chat when she does them. She has told me that I really need to try to not touch them for 3 weeks and them come in. 3 weeks!?!? OMG, this was SO hard. I was like a crack fiend waiting for my next fix. I vowed not to pluck on my own but wait 3 weeks to be waxed was SO hard. The first time I made it 2 weeks and then this time I actually made it to 3 weeks. OMG~ my eyebrows were horrible, I kept wearing my glasses and pushed up far on my nose as to try to cover all the hair, plus I stopped wearing eye makeup because I didn't want to attract more attention up there.

So was it worth it? YES!!! My eyebrows look awesome and they are getting a little thicker ... I have so much faith in Carolann and she is the magic eyebrow maker!! God bless her.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Long Day

Today was a really long day at work .. I left the house at 8am and got home at 8pm .. yikes. Not every work day is like that but every now and then somethings come up. Not only was today long = work hours but I had a few things come up.

First, one of my staff told me that they are thinking of leaving and wanted to give me a heads up. (not leaving because they don't like job but getting degree in different field and wants to do that) As a supervisor I am happy to know things in advance however what do I do with this knowledge? I don't know if this person is leaving in 1 month or 4 months. They will give me their notice when it happens but what do I do till then?? This is the first time this has ever happened to me ... can't wait to meet with my boss tomorrow to discuss.

Second, went to a really long evening meeting. The meeting was going along very well till one member told another member "where were you when we were doing all this" ACKWARD!!!!! We are all helping for the common good so why are we pointing fingers. I was thinking in my head along with everyone else "Oh, no she didn't".

Let's just say I was needing a glass of wine around 3pm and the desire only became stronger once ACKWARD moment at the evening meeting occurred, it turned into a desire of one bottle. Anyway when I finally got home I walk into the door and see the dishes done and the oven on with dinner inside cooking. OMG my wonderful husband made dinner & cleaned!!! He even looked in my Hungry Girl Cookbook (which is fabulous btw) and made me a WW healthy meal. God, I love this man.

He is a keeper!!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


So I have a great friend KB and she is fun, sweet, sexy and smart. We both love Sex & The City and she is completely a Charlotte.

Me on the other hand was more of a Samatha through college and have turned a little more into Carrie these days.



My Charlotte friend and I dicuss kissing on the first day. I am for it, if the date went well; however, she doesn't kiss on the first date, or the second or the third. She really wants to make sure the guy is everything she wants before having the first kiss. I disagree but respect her decisions.

Well she has been dating this great guy for that past 2 weeks and it seems like they see each other almost every other day. I got a text message yesterday saying "I kissed him" ... he must be a keeper.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hide and Seek

Our cat, The Baby, loves to hide and then jump out at you. Here she is being cute under the dining room chair.

Our Wedding Album

We got our wedding album in the mail today!!! We love it!! I thought we might get it by Christmas but our photographer was so amazing she got it done before Thanksgiving. We used Rachel from 71 West Photography, they were awesome and I would highly recommend them!!

Cake Aisle

I was in the cake aisle today and this middle aged man asked me for some guidance. He was holding a box of cake mix and some muffin mix. He said he made a yellow cake and poured it into a cake pan 13 x 9 but on the mix it says to put the mix into a cake pan of 8 x 8 so thus the pan is barely lined with cake mix. He wanted to buy more cake mix and was thinking of 2 boxes, mixing it all together and then baking it. I advised to only buy one more box because the cake is going to rise and you don't want it to spill over.

Then he says that he added chunks of pineapple to the cake mix and is afraid that it might be too watery. I told him with the next batch to decrease the water from 1/2 cup to 1/4 cup to help with the pineapple juice.

He was super sweet and appreciated my help. Keep your fingers crossed that his cake comes out ok!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More Fun Picts

The one pound hot dog
Me on the Bull

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Things I can check off my life list:
1. Order a One Pound Hot Dog

2. Ride a mechanical bull

(once my friend sends me the pict with me on the I will post it)

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Signs you are addicted to chapstick:

1. You wake up in the middle of the night because your hands need lotion and your lips need chapstick.
2. As soon as you wake up you put chapstick on.
3. After taking a shower you put chapstick on.
4. Before leaving the house you put chapstick on.
5. You have 10 chapsticks around the house in various areas so you never have to go to far.
6. All your purses (including the 15 you have in the closet) have chapstick in them.
7. Your car has chapstick in one of the compartments.
8. You cannot go 1 whole hour without putting chapstick on.
9. Your partner begins to kiss you on your forehead/cheek because they are sick of the chapstick (ie kissing a wax candle) on your lips.
10. You start to panic and get the shakes when you run out of chapstick.
11. You have wonderful lips because you are addicted to chapstick.
12. You won't be able to send your first born to college because you spent all your money on chapstick.

And remember I am not only the President of Chapstick Anonymous but I am also a member!

Monday, November 3, 2008


I completely forgot but there is a local school that donates some of their Halloween candy to our agency and we divide it among our offices and its for our direct client services, plus we keep candy in the office for staff. Today they came with the Halloween candy and it was the "good" candy. I just wasn't prepared for how much they would bring.

So you know the huge heavy duty glad bags that you use when you have big outside projects ... the HUGE bags .. well picture 3 of those bags full to the rim with the best type of candy in the whole world. To give you an idea I could use this candy to fill up a pool and then go swimming in it.

The good news is that I didn't have any of it ... not even one piece. Even though I could see the bowl sitting on the counter from my desk, and had one of the huge bags in my office to store till a coworker could pick it up, I resisted and didn't have any.

I felt awesome and so proud of myself when I left. WW would give me the biggest BRAVO sticker for that.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

$1Coins belong to Satan

Last night I met up with friends in Harvard Square for dinner and I figured the easier way would be to drive to Quincy Adams and take the T in. Hubby takes the commuter rail in so I could just use his pass and not have to pay any money. I get to the T station and I am running late, like usual. I put his pass in and it doesn't work. What?!? Oh, he gives me his October pass well its November now so of course it won't work. So I need to go get a one day pass, which is $9 bucks - grrr, but I wanted to use my credit card since I had limited money on me and of course the machine is stupid and won't let me use it. Ok, fine, I think I have a $10 in my wallet so I will use that ... I pull out the ten but only 1/2 of the ten comes out ... somehow this $10 bill ripped in my purse ... grrr again, so I can't use it for the machine so I have to put a $20 in which means I get back $11 worth of one dollar coins. Who ever made one dollar coins can go to hell!!! My purse was so heavy it could be considered a deadly weapon.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or Treat

One of the best things about living in a house and getting trick or treaters. Last year was our first in the house and we got about 15 kids although we bought enough for 100, hey we didn't want to run out. Last night we got 12 so our numbers were down but we hope that giving the "good" candy we will bring our numbers up for next year.

Actually the kids are really cute. The first group is the 6 kids from our street and the costumes were "Dare Devil", "Superwoman", "Princess", "Goblin" and the others I didn't really know exactly what they were but they were precious. We had 2 more groups that came and closed down by 9pm. Everyone had a costume; however, not all were the same age.

How old is to old? We 3 high school boys that were dressed pretty funny but other then that it was pretty much elementary school kids.

*Side note, my parents called and they had 92 kids and they don't even give out the "good" candy.