Thursday, August 19, 2010

One More Time...

I don't understand why certain people find it necessary to repeat themselves NUMEROUS it that they are trying to convince themselves of the statement at the same time they are saying it? Is it that they love to hear themselves talk? Is it that they are truly not listening to you in the first place...

I get so frustrated when people repeat themselves. It, in turn, makes me repeat myself and only escalates the fact that I am getting aggravated.

I also don't understand why people ask questions that they know you do not know the answer to, because you haven't gone to the informational meeting to know anything about it to begin with. They ask you question after question, and then you are inclined to repeat over and over that we will find out all of this information at the meeting at 3. THEN you are told by the annoying person that they might not be able to make the meeting at 3 and, no we should not reschedule it for a time that they would be able to make it (so they can get their stupid questions answered and leave me alone!!!!!).

Whew...I feel better now :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

From the Mouth of Babes Part 2

My oldest son is a trip...the other night I must have said something that he did not agree on, or want to do, or something. You know his response????

"I'm going to slap you , woman." WHAT????? From the mouth of a 5 year old!!! OK...I know that they hear things and repeat them, but my husband DOES NOT call me "woman" - and if he did I would seriously change that immediately.

Secondly, we don't even use the word "slap" in the house. You will definitely hear the word "hit" as in, "Don't hit your brother!" or, in hysterics, "So-and-so hit me!!! Waaaaaaaa".

I know I am not the only mother that goes through this. I just find it rather funny.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Girl's Night Out

Last night, after many conversations in passing with the ladies in my neighborhood, we finally got together for a Girl's Night Out. It started out with four of us - two happily married girls and two going through what sounds like bitter divorces - in a minivan (we're all moms...). We arrived at the restaurant and were ready to relax and have a good time.

The first waiter that greeted us at the table was a very flamboyant, super nice, big bald guy. We were ready to order our Ladies Night drink specials when he, very enthusiastically, recommended we try this fabulous zinfandel (red) bottle and then after the bottle we can order the house wine. For some reason we all thought that was a great idea at the time, but in hindsight, his MO was to have us buy a bottle and then we never saw him again (and we ended up spending more on our drinks than if we just stuck to our original intention of 2 for 1 house wine...). He was a good sales person. LOL

The restaurant theme was a mixture of Thai and Japanese both in design and food choices; dimly lit with a mixture of long high top tables and velvet booths. I don't really remember much of background music - just fellow patrons talking amongst themselves. The menu was very interesting - I had never heard of Asian crepes and was tempted to order them, but all that came to my mind was the 1,110 calorie salad I had for lunch. I had better eat a bit lighter for dinner. I ordered wonton soup and my special sushi roll - tuna, asparagus, and cream cheese wrapped in cucumber with ponzu sauce. The waiter immediately asked me if I was from Lithuania after I placed my order. I couldn't quite get the connection between the revamped KC roll and where I came from. Once I explained that I am from "here", he then told me that his wife is from Lithuania and she orders the same thing I do. Mystery solved. Oy.

Dinner was delicious. Glasses of wine were consumed. Friendships were made. Overall it was a great night. Next time we are going to go to the Greek place - can you say Ouzo? :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


It's so odd that some days I can wake up in the best mood and by 9:30 am I am cranky. I am trying to figure out what triggers it...I drank my coffee and had my zone bar this morning. Could it be that I look at my To Do list and become stressed? Maybe...I am going to start deleting some line items there.

I feel better (a little).