Weekend Update

I had a really good, really busy weekend.

Friday night Pete and I went to our favorite Chinese food place.  OMG it is so good.  I can never eat Chinese take out again, and just the though of a Chinese buffet makes me throw up in my mouth just a little.  The place we go is a fancy restaurant.  There are cloth table cloths and they give you water before your real dink.  It is a real nice place and the food (Shrimp) is to die for!

Saturday I was awake and dressed before 7am.  Laura picked me up on her way home from work and we headed to a consignment sale.  It wasn’t as good as the last one, but Laura got a few baby things and I got Pete some Tastefully Simple brownie mix.  It is he favorite.

Saturday afternoon we went to visit my Aunt and cousins in West Virginia.  We had a great time.  We hung out and the guys played pool!  It was alot of fun.  Alyssa enjoyed herself too.

We also picked up my new furniture.  A new Hutch and Tile topped table.  It is so nice, I love it.  We couldn’t fit the chairs in the truck so I have to pick them up next week.

This weekend also involved lots of cleaning up.  I am having guests this week (Sooo excited) and I needed to  get the guest room straighten up and some wedding gifts put away (in the new hutch).  I did not get to paint the dining room like I wanted because my dad is fixing a crack in the wall and it will not be done in enough time to paint before Michele and Co. get here.  We did hang some wedding pictures and it makes the whole room look better! 

Yesterday I was feeling under the weather a bit, then Laura, Brandon and Alyssa came to visit and to get some things from the attic.  Laura found our little wooden rocking chairs in the attic.  We both had one and they have our name and the year wee got them written on the bottom.  Laura took hers home for Alyssa and I cleaned mine up for Alyssa to use at my house.  She loved it.

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So after all of that I was still feeling crappy.  I think I am just run down.  Work is kicking my ass lately and I have been super busy outside of work.  My throat is sore, but I did spend time with my head in the bleach filled tub, inhaling those fumes so I am hoping that is why my throat hurts and not because I am getting sick.  Alyssa has had a runny nose for over a week so I am hoping she didn’t bring any nasty germs home from day care!  I have company coming and I want to be at my best.  We have visiting to do and games to play and dinner parties to host!  LOL 

Her First (Disney) Words…and other stuff!

Last night I went to visit my favorite girl and we were playing on the floor.  I showed her my super cool Cinderella Socks (ahhh so nice to have kid sized feet).  She really liked them.  She then showed me her new Princess Sweat Shirt, Laura is buying for our trip already.  Then Alyssa was acrossed the room and pointed and said Cin Cin Cin Cin.  Well ALyssa points and yells alot.  Ugh Ugh…whatzat whatzat….ohshit ohshit are some of her favorite things to say.  We didn’t really acknowledge her Cin Cin Cin so she ran over pointed to my sock and looked me dead in the eyes and said Cin Cin Cin….ah Cinderella!  She then clapped because as dumb as we are we finally figured it out.  Then she pointed to Cinderella on her Cup and her Sweatshirt and her bookbag and proceeded to tell us Cin Cin Cin!  I was so proud of my girl.  She said her first Disney Words. 

I placed an order of some wedding pictures….I have to fill my frames….I placed the order on Wednesday night,  I just got an email from fed ex that they have been delivered!   I can not wait to get home and rip open that envelope!  I got an 11×14, two 12×12’s, two 8×10’s and 10 4×6’s.  The total with shipping was only $44!  YAY!  I am so happy.  They are TOP quality.  For those of you who got pictures with your thank you cards, they are the same finish.  I love them.  Now if only I didn’t have to go to the damn bank after work.

I am having house guests on Wednesday.  I can not wait.  I am pretty sure my dining room will not be done and this makes me sad.  I wanted it painted and the pictures hung before Michele and the crew showed up.  My dad is repairing a crack in the wall that turned into him ripping have the wall out and now I just know it won’t be done!

I do have their guest room all ready and plan on doing my food shopping this weekend.  I have a great menu planned for when they are here.  I am going to serve up my favorites!  MMM MMM! 

Including this Buffalo Chicken Dip, made famous by my wonderful sister.

Laura’s Tasty Buffalo Chicken Dip

2 – 10 Cand of Chunk Chicken, Drained

2 – 8 ounce packages of Cream Cheese

1 cup of Ranch Dressing (or more to taste)

3/4 cup of H0t Sauce  (Crystal’s is good) 

2 Cups of Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Heat Chicken and Hot Sauce in a small pot over medium heat, stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing.  Cook on medium and stir until well blended and warm, slowly add shredded cheese.  Transfer to a crock pot to stay warm if you are having a party or gathering.  Serve with corn chips (I prefer Totstidos Scoops.


This evening Pete and I went to my sisters for dinner.  She made her famous Buffalo Chicken Dip.   SOooo yummy!  We played in the yard when the boys cooked on the grill.  It was alot of fun.  After Dinner Pete and I took Alyssa to the Ice Cream Cottage for a treat while Laura and Brandon got ready for work.  It was a fun night.  It was great to see my girl.  I missed her.  Alyssa is so important to me and Pete.  She hs changed our lives so much!

Here are a few pictures from today!

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I have stuff to do.  I have to clean, I have to put away 7 loads of laundry, I have three loads left to do, I have to paint the dinging room, just so much to do.  Yesterday I did NOTHING.  I had cramps and didn’t want to do a thing.  I am feeling lazy today so I am not sure what will get done.  I really want to go somewhere and take pictures.  It is so nice out today. 

We did go to the movies yesterday, it is like our one vice, we love movies.  Well yesterday pissed me off.  We went to see Knowing.  The movie with the numbers.  It started out good, it was suspenseful and interesting THEN aliens.  I hate space and aliens and anything to do with that topic.  Well the movie was ruined in the last 30 minutes.  UGH!

My sister went camping this weekend and I miss her and Alyssa.  Thank goodness we do alot of vacations together!  Speaking of vacations we are at about 7 months until out great, fun filled vacation!  I have pretty much set our schedule and where we will be dining.  We are going to be more low key  this trip because we don’t want to wear Alyssa out before the cruise. 

Pete and I talk about the cruise daily.  We can not wait to relax on the cruise.  Durning our wedding, although we had a great time we did not get much down time.  This cruise is all about laying in the sun, going to the movies, relaxing…..Can’t wait!

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So So Hard!

My sister has decided to put Alyssa into daycare one day a week or so.  This started today.  Alyssa went one day last week for a practice run, but today was the day.  Due to Laura and Brandon’s jobs they have to be at work before 7am.  Daycare doesn’t open until 7am.  So this morning at 5am I rolled out of bed.  Got dressed (showered last night) and packed my lunch and Pete’s and headed out the door.  I got to Laura’s at 5:45am.  Damn that is early!  I crawled into her bed and tried to go back to sleep.  At 7am I woke up, went down stairs, made Alyssa a bottle and went to wake my sweet girl up!  I turned on her light and started talking and she didn’t budge….she is used to sleeping til atleast 9am.  I picked her up and gave her a kiss and told her good morning.  When she opened her eyes and saw me her whole face lit up.  She was so excited to see me and I know she thought we would be spending the whole day together.  I changed her and then we said good morning to the tree outside her window.  We then cuddled up in Laura’s bed and had a bottle.  When she was done she was ready to play, but we didn’t have time for that.  I took her downstairs and made breakfast.  She ate ok, but it was so early, I didn’t expect her to eat like normal.  I did my make up while she ate and we “talked” about the day.  We got dressed and she was ready to play.  She grabbed my purse (her most favorite thing in the WORLD) and ran off.  I chased her down and got her shoes and socks on.  Then she wanted to play.  She was confused about this morning.  She didn’t understand why we weren’t playing.  I got her coat on and we got in the car and headed to daycare.  I pulled up and asked her if she was ready to go play with the kids.  We went in and I hung up her coat and she started playing, she was happy.  I talked to the babysitter then I tried to sneak out.  Lately Alyssa has been stuck like glue to me.  I am her BFF.  When I leave the room she follows and if she can’t she cries.  She cries when I got out to pump gas or to throw something away.   So I tried to sneak out and she saw me leaving and ran to the window and I could see her crying.  It broke my heart!!!  I got in the car and cried!  I felt so bad.  I had told her I was leaving and gave her hugs and kisses, but I guess she really didn’t know.  She was playing and I thought it was safe to leave.  I called the daycare a few minutes later and they said she cried for about 5 minutes and watched for me at the window, but then went and played and is fine now.  I can not wait to get there after work to pick her up!!!  I hated it this morning….how do you  mom’s do it everyday!  It was truly awful! 


“I hate the new Facebook. Hate, hate, hate. If I wanted to be on Twitter, I’d be on Twitter. When I want to be on Facebook, I want to be on FACEBOOK. I love my friends but do not want a feed of every single quiz, green beer, shamrock, or Easter egg they send to each other, every song they like, or every photo they upload. Seriously. It SUCKS.”

I saw this on someone elses blog and agree 100%

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Shopping Fun

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s day and like a good Irish girl I wore green!  There was no Corned beef (yuk!) and cabbage at my house.  Instead we had Chik-fl-a.  I picked Alyssa up last night after work to go grocery shopping with me.  Laura and Brandon headed out for a much deserved night on the town.  Alyssa was such a nut in the store.  She would cover her head with her sweater and shriek so loudly everyone around us would laugh, me included!  LOL  She then would pull it off and laugh.  This act was repeated throughout produce, meat and the deli counter.  LOL  Silly girl.

We then went home and had dinner with her favorite Uncle Petey.  She is a little piglet.  It is so funny!  She has things already she loves so much, like lemonade.  She  drank like half of  mine from chick-fil-a.  LOL 

Anyway the whole reason to this post.  I was just looking over my receipt and I got 3 2 liter sodas for free!  LOL  They only charged me for one!  Yeah…saved me a whole $3.  Not much when you spent $213 at the store.  LOL

Tonight I am going to clean and make dinner and watch idol!  Can’t wait for work to be over!