Sunday, August 31, 2008


The last weekend of summer. As much as I love the warm weather, I am ready to see it go along with all the nonsense it brings with it. It will be nice to be able to run out for a gallon of milk without it taking half an hour.
I am extremely excited for the fall. There is nothing better than cool crisp fall days and the evening smells of autumn. I can't believe how fast it is all going. It is almost time to go to the pumpkin patch. Can you tell I'm excited!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Oh! He's so cute!

Well appearances can be deceiving. In the past forty eight hours, boy has managed to:

1. Destroy the keyboard on my laptop. At least twenty five keys were popped off. I am now using a desk top keyboard until I can find the time to drop it off and be fixed. At least I can hope it can be fixed. My mother says she knows a guy..... You know how that goes.

2. Hosed down the entire kitchen floor with the hose from the sink.

3. Slammed my finger, which may or may not be broken. The jury is still out but it hurts like

4. Somehow, put a small chip in the ceramic tile in my kitchen. At least I "think" it was him unless hubby is passing the buck.

5. Officially lost the backs to every remote in the house.

6. Tried to flush JoJo from "JoJo's Circus" down the toilet.

Now, he has been sick for the past two days, running a high fever and everything. Of course, I have to go back to work tomorrow and guess who feels awful today? Me! Actually, I think work will be a vacation for me.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Who Knew?

Apparently, I am running for president. I'm not quite sure if I'm up to the challenge. This means a lot more work to add to my already busy day. I guess I need to choose a running mate.

Any takers?


Hubby and I have been talking, and we have so many pictures of the beautiful Barnegat Bay, that we are trying to start up an online business. I'm not sure if it would go anywhere but we can always hope, right? I like to think that someone out there would like to hang a nice sunset picture up in their home. Anyway, I have been working on building the website and it should be up sometime in the next two weeks. Keep an eye out for "Beach Life Prints."

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

So Sleepy

Big Boy is sick. He will be three in October and this is the first time he has ever ran a really high fever. Naturally, I hit the panic button. He must be feeling awful. I called out of work tomorrow because the fact that he had a 104 degree fever earlier really scared me.

I am so tired that I am actually over tired and wired. I am scared if I fall asleep, his temperature will shoot up again. I know, I need to get some sleep. I'm going.


Big boy woke up at 1:30am and did not fall back asleep until about twenty minutes ago. There was nothing wrong with him! He just didn't want to sleep. I got maybe, two hours sleep last night and I have to go to work in two hours. I can't even lay down for a few minutes because I get up for work now anyway. What the hell am I going to do today. I have not been this tired since he was a newborn. My eyes are actually crossing. I am never going to make it through work today. Ugh! Hubby is putting in some OT tonight and now I have to pick big boy up after work. Sleep...I need it.
I know I'm being a brat about this but I just got over a bout with insomnia and I am seriously in need of sleep.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pause Please

I really need to find a way to hit the pause button on my life. There is more going on than I can handle right now. Hubby is working a ton of overtime, big boy has a bunch of appointments and I am trying to adjust to being back at work. There just aren't enough hours in the day. I feel like I am not spending anytime with my family.

Last night, after we got home from taking pictures of the bay, I started looking through all the baby pictures of big boy when he was a newborn. How I miss him being so little. I guess it still bothers me that I am unable to have anymore children. I have to look at the positive side though, my health has improved so much since the surgery and now I feel great!

We got some great pics last night. I can't wait for the cooler weather, the sky is so vibrant in the fall. I do love the lazy hazy summer look though.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Nervous Breakdown

I think I may be having one.

Dear Crickets,

Make your peace with God. When I find you in my house, and I will, your demise will not be quick and painless. I will torture you for my own amusement. This is the second night in a row you have kept me up with your all night party. I am not amused. If you leave peacefully, there will be no need for violence. However, should you decide to stay, you have taken your lives into your own hands.

Game on.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Operation Fingerpaint

Was not the rousing success I anticipated it to be. What kid does not like finger painting. I just gave big boy the green light to trash the bathroom and he wanted nothing to do with it. I hung drawing paper in the tub, stripped him down to his pull-up and filled a few small bowls with paint. I had a great time. How was this not fun for him? Seriously, I need to find projects to keep this kid entertained. Everything I have tried, has failed.
The only thing that would make this kid happy would be if I allowed him to blow things up. He is not even three. He would have more fun throwing dishes off the deck at this point. I think I have failed.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Random Pictures

I was looking through some photos I have saved on the computer and I came across some really beautiful pictures my husband took of the bay, I believe two winters ago. This time of year it is so hard to appreciate the serenity of this place but, I could not imagine living anywhere else. Yes, in the winter, we have swans. They are so beautiful. They usually show up around early October, and hang out until mid-spring.


I guess it was inevitable that big boy would eventually try to stick something up his nose. Kix cereal, one in each nostril. At least he didn't do it half ass-ed and got both nostrils on his first try. He screamed and cried while we were removing them and not more than five minutes later, he tried sticking even more up there.
Once again, this is why children should come with an owners manual.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Wow! One of the TV stations has been airing the jaws movies all week so, I've been watching. Ironic since fisherman have spotted great whites off the coast of Jersey. Anyway, the original Jaws was and always will be fantastic. Truly, one of best movies ever filmed. Action, suspense and gore. Everything a movie should have. Jaws 2, was not near as good as the first, but I felt it was able to hold its own and still had that classic "beachy" movie feel to it.

Next we have Jaws 3 in 3D. Holy worst movie ever made batman! I have not laughed so hard at a movie (that was not intended to be a comedy) in years. I never realized Lea Thompson was in this movie either. Seriously, the best part was when the shark attacked her and was chewing on her leg. I actually yelled out, "Now there ya go, now we've got a movie!" There is a scene where two scuba divers are jumping in a lagoon and they jump into about one foot of water. The camera work is so bad, you actually see them hunched over...CLASSIC!

Now for the best part. The movie was made for 3D, so the real dramatic scenes have that cheesy, exaggerated appearance to them. Oh, and did I mention that when they show the shark, it growls like a lion. Too funny. I have got to get myself a pair of 3D glasses and watch this flick again. Fine family entertainment. I give it two thumbs up as the worst, yet funniest movie ever.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


To go to work until 6pm. Just don't feel like going. I want to take big boy to the beach and the boardwalk and slack off. Instead I have to deal with the general public and bite my tongue all day. By the time I get home, see hubby and the boy for a bit, it will be time to go to bed! Grrrr!

Care to take bets on how long it takes me to get fired?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Peace & Quiet

Big boy is asleep. Hubby went for a boat ride. I have nothing to do but sit here and soak up nothingness. Actually, that is a lie, I do have stuff I could be doing I just choose to ignore it and hope it goes away.

Fine, I just went and paid some bills. Now I'm depressed. I knew I should have just sat here and basked in the nothingness.

Dinner Dilemma

Get used to reading about this problem because I come across it at least twice a week. Even with years of cooking experience, I still never know what to make for dinner. Please! If anyone is reading, drop me some suggestions. I am so tired of dinner time food. Also, if I look at another hamburger or hot dog, I think I will puke.

I also have a bunch of bananas I need to do something with so I guess I will be baking up some banana bread today too. Hubby will be the cool guy at work tomorrow because there will be way to much for just the three of us.

Maybe some sort of shrimp dinner. Don't be shy, drop a comment and solve my dinner woes.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Adventures in Potty Training

So, big boy is almost three and we are working on potty training(well let's just say Nanny is doing most of the work). Yeah, not going so well. He is afraid of the potty and screams if I even suggest it. However, he does tell me when he goes poop. He will happily run up to me and say, "I go poop!" He is so excited and proud of himself but that's not even the best part! If I don't catch him right after he goes, he likes to stick his hand down the back of his diaper and show me the poop. AWESOME!

I guess these were things I should have thought about before having a child! I always swore I would never take Xanax...I lied.

Stink Eye

Ugh, how on earth did my 40 year old husband get pink eye? I guess this means we all will be getting it. I tell ya, if its not one thing its another.

On a funny note, the pharmacy I work at filled a prescription for me today and shorted me ten pills. Nice. I really don't think I have to worry about them thinking I'm lying and selling the pills on the side. Last time I checked, there was no real street value for a hormone pill used to treat hot flashes. However, should there know who to come see:)

Update...not pink eye! Still swollen and sore but not pink eye.

Just another Monday

I swear, time is just going by in a blur. Wasn't it just Friday. Usually, I never much minded work on Monday but this new job has changed everything. People are cranky, the addicts ripped thought their pills partying all weekend and don't understand why we can't give them more and since I am new, I do all the grunt work. Luckily being the new girl got me out early today! Hey, we were super busy and over staffed. Too many hens in the hen house so I got to split.

What to do with the rest of the day? I guess I should pick up my kid for starters. Then what?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Jack of all Trades

Since graduating college eleven years ago, I have had more jobs than any normal, career oriented person should. Let me give you the run down. Chef, bartender, waitress, beach badge checker, banker, video store clerk, bummed around NYC for a bit temping, and now my latest endeavor, pharmacy technician. What the hell am I doing with my life? Why on earth did I not just become a teacher. Oh, maybe because I don't want to deal with other peoples kids all day!

One of theses "years" I will find the right job. I can only imagine what the next one will be. I think I'll shoot for space cowboy!

It is almost Over!

Whew, it has been a long summer. Unfortunatly as summer comes to a close, people tend to get a bit nasty around these parts. I understand that you are on vacation but HEY!!!! I live here. I just can't wait for the doldrums of winter to roll in.