What does it say about me that I find this absolutely friggin hilarious? And what of the fact that I can think of at least three people I would love to give this too?

Find it here.

Happy Holidays!


my apologies...

my apologies that this blog has become kind of a grump fest lately! i'm really not an unhappy person, but i've sure come across that way lately. i tend to use the blog as a more of a venting tool than anything. but, i decided i need to post some positives, just to prove i'm not a sour grapes all the time person!

1. the bf came home early (for him) last night bearing gifts (a dairy queen blizzard). we settled in on the couch to catch up on a couple of episodes of dexter, one of our fave shows. (sick, right? i know, but i love it anyway!)

2. i am working through a refinance of my house that would mean a normal, fixed rate 30 year mortgage at a very good rate. i'm keeping my fingers crossed for the appraisal today!

3. i got a 30/20 on a school paper. yes, you read that right. 30/20. that has NEVER happened. never. yahoo!

3. school for this session is over on sunday, and then i have four weeks off! i am sooo looking forward to the break!

4. we found out last week that we are getting paid for THREE extra days off during the holiday that we were originally told would be off without pay. this means i have SIX paid days off over christmas and new years (and two VERY long weekends)! Hurrah!

5. i made it to the playoffs in fantasy football, and i think i have a good chance of winning this week. even if i don't win, i made it to the playoffs! yay!

6. i was able to see my bff from kansas a few weeks ago while she was staying with her parents in iowa. i got to play with her adorable little boy and spend some time catching up with her.

7. had time last night to get a new lasagna recipe put together to bake tonight. also tried out a new sugar cookie recipe. cookies were yum, hopefully the lasagna is just as good tonight!

8. did i mention i have SIX DAYS OFF over the holidays? okay, just checkin.


would you like fries with that? too bad!

i got sick over the weekend. saturday was the day i knew i would be coming down with something. my throat was raw all day. not sore exactly, but raw. and i was SO tired. more tired than usual and not all that interested in shopping with the bf, which is VERY out of character for me.

at about 5:00 am on sunday morning i was awakened with severe soreness in my throat. even swallowing my own saliva made me shudder with pain. i took several rounds of advil to no avail. i was tired and cold and shaking. i waited until about noon and decided to take a trip to Now Care, where after a two hour wait i was diagnosed with strep throat for the first time in about 15 years.

pretty much all i could "eat" was chocolate shakes. last night i decided to go through the drive thru at our local wendy's, because there is nothing quite like a chocolate frosty when battling a sore throat. i also decided to pick up some real food for the kids and the bf.

i don't eat at wendy's very often, so i wasn't sure what i would order and asked the guy for a minute to decide. there was no one behind me on line. i will spare you the details, but the drive thru guy was beyond rude and condescending to me. when i got up to the window, he barked the amount at me and plucked my credit card out of my hands and gave it back without even looking at me or saying a word.

i get to the window to retrieve my food and decide not to complain...it doesn't look like any of these people are going to care anyway, and they might even spit in my food. when i get home i realize they forgot my daughter's chicken sandwich.

now, i know these people don't have the most wonderful job in the world. but at least they have a job, right? and with so many people searching for jobs right now, how can anyone justify keeping on workers with attitudes like that? right?


to relieve the guilt...

okay, so i've been feeling guilty that i haven't posted for two weeks after you all ever so kindly responded to my "quiz" question. and i hate to break it to you but there really was no earth-shattering reason for the quiz. just this:

the bf goes in spurts where he gets home REALLY late. like, after 11:00 late. and not just one night, but several nights. this generally upsets me and depresses me not for any particular reason other than that i enjoy having him around and therefore i hate it when he gets home so late. sometimes i realize it isn't his fault, but sometimes? well, sometimes it is.

thanks again for all of your responses! i have been reading them to the bf to give him an idea of what "normal" might be. (he doesn't understand why it upsets me when he is home late so often.)