Oct 23, 2007

Just Call Me Janet Jackson

There was a presentation at work last week. At the beginning, the speaker handed out promotional material about his company and products. He also gave each one of us a notebook……a college ruled notebook with the company name emblazed on the front. This may seem like a crappy gift to everyone else, but I was ecstatic!


I have not had a real notebook probably since I was in college. There is something refreshing about a new notebook. There are endless possibilities on those fresh clean pages. What will I write about? What pictures will be doodled? What phone numbers will be written? What notes will be jotted down? What lists will be made?

There will inevitably be lists. I am addicted to making lists. I make grocery lists and house cleaning lists. I make a list of things to accomplish each day at work. When I go on vacation or a business trip, I inventory every piece of clothing that will fit into my suitcase and carry-on baggage.

Why do I do this? I am not quite sure. I don't ever remember my mother doing this. I know that she made lists around the holidays, to organize her gifts, meals, cards, baking, etc…….all things that I find myself making lists for now.

Maybe it is because I am a control freak. Not really a freak, per se…….lets just say that I like to be organized. I like to be ahead of the game. I like to know where each penny goes and that everything in my house has a 'place'.

Okay……I am a control freak.

I hate notebooks.

Oct 8, 2007

Saleswoman In The Making

While playing Thirty-One, Sunday afternoon at Granny Garton's house, Haley and I had an extremely intense conversation:

"Haley, you will never guess what I did the other day……….I played Wii!"

"Isn't it so much fun??? I asked for one for Christmas and I really hope that I get it!!!"

"I know! I really want one too, but they are so expensive!"

"It is okay, you have your yard sale money! We could go buy one this afternoon!"

"Haley, I wish that I could, but I need that money to pay bills. I really like electricity."

"Oh, come on Aunt Heather! JUST BURN CANDLES!"

(And for a split second….I considered it.)

Oct 3, 2007

Hump Day Blues

I usually try to keep my blog posts upbeat……funny, happy things. But this week has just been awful…….and it is only Wednesday! Here is a small recap of what has happened in the past two days:

Julie, my college roommate, sent an email on Monday that stated that Austin had passed away. Austin was a brindle bulldog that she had brought home from the vet clinic when she and I lived together. He was only one day old, he was the runt of the litter and his mother had pushed him aside. He was a wonderful dog…….I am heartbroken.

In other heartbreaking news, Jake got sprayed by a skunk again.

There are only so many times that you can answer the same darn question before you loose your mind.

I despise people that lie or do not admit any kind of fault.

I am a budgeter. I know where every penny goes. I hate unexpected expenses.

I currently have a pimple that has its own heartbeat.

I hate daylight savings time……HATE IT! It totally messes up my internal clock…..I am already dreading the end of the month.

It is not MY problem that YOU waited until the last minute.

Some lawyers are just assholes. Sorry, there is just no other way to put it.

My yard sale is this weekend. I am ready to get this junk…….umm, I mean treasure…… out of my house.

I have about three or four phone calls to return and I don't feel like talking to anyone. Sorry, I am going to be an awful friend this week.

Kyle is filling in for a drummer that broke his leg. One of the stipulations of him filling in with this band was that he could not play on December 8th, because that is the date of my brother's wedding. The band leader called last night to tell me that he had signed a contract on a gig…….guess what the gig date is……the band leader forgot. All I have to say is, the band leader better find another drummer……..I feel no guilt for his memory loss.

Some say that Wednesday is "hump day." I sure hope that I can get over the hump and have a better end-of-week! I hope that your week is going better than mine!