Love & Loathe – 09/22/09


* Today is nephew Huck’s 3rd birthday. Or “dirtday” as he calls it. Happy Birthday, little guy!

* Nephew kisses. Huck asks for “Regular Kisses” (instead of Kissy-Monster kisses which I understand can be a little overwhelming), but there’s nothing “regular” about “Regular Kisses.” They are so full of sweetness and little boy goodness, and I especially love kissing their little necks. Mmmm. Delicious and delectable.

* I’m having fun getting to know my kitchen and cooking. I love making my husband’s tummy rumble when he walks in the door because of the yummy smells.

* Finding 1 lb. bags of rigatoni pasta at Big Lots for $.90. What a bargain!

* Finding boneless pork chops at Costco for $2.49/lb. I spent $12, got home and discovered that there were 16 chops in there. That’s a lot of choppy goodness.

* How I restrained myself from saying how much I love the “09” date bookends.

* Finding weird job ads. This week there was the guy with a list of job duties 3 pages long, the highlights included, “speak to wife about divorce,” and “speak to divorce attorney,” and “arrange poker games with friends,” and “follow-up on rebates”… all for the whopping amount of $5.62/hour. Or the other one, all it says is, “Seeking an assistant to help sales manager, drama background helpful!!! Call Al.” Like, why would a drama background be helpful (with three exclamation points)?


* Remember last week’s giant bump pimple and my desire NOT to pop it? Well, the next morning I was swimming and got too close to the bottom of the pool and my chin scraped the bottom of the pool, but only that side of my chin, the side with the giant bump pimple (because it was sticking out so much) and, HOLY TOOTHPICKS UNDER MY TOE NAIL did that hurt! And then I had a big, fat scab on that side of my chin. (sigh)

* Feeiing ripped off. When I bought my printer a couple years ago, I priced out the replacement ink as part of the price consideration. When I went to buy ink last month, I thought it was weird how the container had the five color inks and then an empty bubble in the packaging. I swore there was black ink when I bought my first replacement package two years ago. I got home and looked, sure enough… they used to sell the black ink with the colored ink. Apparently no longer. But they still use the old packaging to sell the colored ink.


One Last Thing:
On Sunday, we attended our nephew’s birthday party. I had brought along a peanut granola bar and a Hershey’s bar just in case the munchies hit while we were driving over there. You just never know, and I like to be prepared! Turns out, the munchies didn’t hit, so I put the two bars in the cup holder for later. As it happened, it was a rather warm day and, of course, even warmer in the car. So this is what we returned to when the party was over. Well, our party was over.

Things that make you go “Hmmmm…” Not sure if the moral of that story is “Nuts stand up to the heat…” or something else.

(Should I have listed this as “Not Work Safe”??)



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24 responses to “Love & Loathe – 09/22/09

  1. marigold

    Reminds me of a photo series I wanted to do of my stuff and Steve’s stuff humping–like when our toothbrushes hump in the cup or our cell phones hump when they are being charged. Sometimes I just make our stuff hump on purpose so he will find them that way and feel a little icky.

  2. You and your dirty mind! πŸ˜‰

    Happy birthday to Huck! I know what you mean about those kisses. Ella’s “kisses” right now consist of her opening her mouth wide and slobbering on your cheek. It’s the sweetest thing because she doesn’t kiss on command–just does it when she feels so moved. It is a high honor to get an Ella kiss!

    Hope you’re having a good week!

    • Hmmmm, well you “got it” so I guess we’re taking turns floating in the gutter? πŸ˜›

      Oh, nephew Milo gives those open mouth drool “kisses” and, oh my, is the drool liberal and a total honor to receive. πŸ™‚

  3. grrrace

    Awww… happy dirtday to Huck!

    I miss slobbery baby kisses. I really do miss Mia being a baby. I’m tired of her growing up. BLAH.

    I guess little girl kisses are sweet, too. hehe.

    GAH! The thought of scraping anything against the bottom of a pool sounds painful! Poor thing!

    Oh, man! I’d totally feel ripped off. Bummer!

    And… YAY for 09….09 dates! hehehe. πŸ˜€

    I will end my comment with: *jazz hands!* hehe.

    • I think you just want to freeze her in time for every age she is. πŸ™‚

      Oh man, that hurt, not only for the scraping part but because it was SOOOO tender already. It might have made me cry just a little bit. In fact, it hurt more than when I broke my finger last year!

      Jazz hands and air quotes for the dramatic effect! hehe

  4. grrrace

    LOL. The jazz hands and air quotes made me laugh!!!

  5. Jazz hands ? Are those like spirit fingers? πŸ˜‰

    ok, nothing witty to say, its late, just wanted you to know I read, am here, just too tired to comment…so tired I just typed “toot ired” is that some new kind of gasterointestinal thing……

    sheesh i need sleep
    going to bed now

    • Sort of, but It’s like the whole hand doing spirit fingers.

      Yeah, you might wanna get that toot ired looked at. You definitely do NOT want your toot’s ire raised. Trust me on that!

      Have a good night’s sleep and tomorrow I’m making your pork rump in my crock pot with BBQ sauce. Please don’t take that the wrong way, I found the recipe on your food blog! hehe

  6. grrrace

    If you do that, you will be my HERO!!!

    *make sure you do the jazz hands with the word “hero” so that you get the effect of the three exclamation marks. hehe.

  7. If those are regular kisses I can’t imagine the monster kisses!

    As far as color printing goes, might I recommend the below:

    HP makes a great color laser printer for not a lot. While toner cartridges are more expensive, the per click cost is cheaper than ink jets, quality is better, speed is better, and if you’re low on cyan, you only have to replace the cyan. Win/win all around.

    I had the same thing happen to me when I went white water rafting with the boys. Got a nice snack for afterwards. It was cloudy when we started so I left it in the car and then the sun came out. However, 1 hour in the freezer after we got home and they were tasty again.

    Good luck with the CD I sent!

    • Ohhh, Monster Kisses are multiple kisses with no breaks in between on their necks, cheeks, hands or legs. Lots of giggling and squirming is involved! πŸ™‚

      When I’m in the money again, I’ll look into that printer… thank you!

      That’s exactly what I did when I got home, put it in the freezer. Mmmm.

      Re: the CD, do I need any codes?

  8. I posted a comment and it disappeared! And it was so witty!

    Long and short – check out the HP color laserjet printer for $299 on their website. Best price for a great printer and though toner is more, per click cost is much less than ink jets. And you can buy individual colors.

    Had the same thing happen on a rafting trip when I bought the boys candy bars for after the rafting. Day started out raining so I thought I was good, but then the sun came out. One hour in the freezer after we got home and the candy was yummy.

    Email me if you need help with the CD!

  9. Just getting caught up with everything…I am so sorry about your job. Just so wrong.

    I’m sure someone will snap you up soon….any employer would be lucky to have you : )

    • Oh, thanks… I just have a feeling that the right job will come along at the right time. It’s happened too many times before for it not to happen again.

  10. i noticed that since you’re not working, you are also blogging less … is that cause there is way too much to do when at home? so i’m finding these days! go figure eh …

    sounds like you are making the best of it – enjoying the simple pleasures …

    just catching up on what you all are doing!!! (hugs) & blessings sent your way …