Snow Day!!

December 10, 2009 at 11:03 am (Daily Ramblings, Family, Thought of the Day)

Yesterday I had my first snow day of the season!! Below is a picture of this morning, when most of the snow was already gone:


So yesterday I spent the whole day watching Turner Classic Movies, with just me and the kitten,


I love old movies, and yesterday was all about Humphrey Bogart! Mel picked me up to go to his physical with him and we grabbed a romantic lunch McDonald’s and he inhaled it on the way back to work, and I took mine inside and ate all by my lonesome! I straightened up the house and had a nice relaxing day and just hung out! I love winter and I hope we get a ton more snow, it’s my favorite thing! 🙂

I have most of my Christmas shopping done, which is a blessing and am going to send it all out this weekend so it gets to everyone on time! We are cutting it close with Christmas cards this year, so those have to go out this weekend as well!

I forgot, I took a picture of the sunrise in Indiana on our way back from Illinois during Thanksgiving, it’s a beautiful picture but I didn’t enjoy it as I had been up since about 2:30 am and had about 8 more hours of driving!


We aren’t doing much for Christmas, except probably our new tradition of going to a movie! We went to a movie last year, I think it was Yes Man, and this year we will probably end up seeing one again! We don’t do anything except get up early open each others gifts and then we have a whole day of NOTHING! Last year we opened our presents a week early, because I swear I am still like 5 years old and can’t WAIT to open them. Mel gave in last year to my nagging, but this year he is more then determined to make me wait ! 😦 Oh well, I love the holiday season, I hope y’all are having a great Holiday season so far? Am I the only one that still is like a 5 year old for Christmas morning?


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I’m around…

October 29, 2009 at 12:55 pm (Daily Ramblings, Family, Gotta Love Men!, Thought of the Day)

I have been a sporadic poster lately and because I know I am SO very popular I feel bad that I’m not posting with my normal wonderfulness(I understand thats not a word). Thank you to everyone who gave me advice regarding my Thanksgiving debacle and support as well! I had a great weekend with my best-friend a couple of weekends ago! But I believe I’ve already bored you with those details! Anywho Mel and I still haven’t carved our pumpkins and it literally is driving me crazy! We were supposed to carve this past weekend and as usual Saturday we were crazy busy, Mel had to work and we had a ton of things to get done! Not to mention dinner with friends and much laughter! Sunday was a semi-lazy day but not really! LOL! At about 2:30 I said:

“Hey let’s carve pumpkins, we aren’t doing anything for a couple more hours!”

“No babe, I’m not in the mood”

“What, how are you not in the mood you are just laying there? And plus I got a great recipe for caramel pumpkin seeds”

“Nah, we’ll do it later, don’t worry”

“No, we won’t do it later, because you are going to help J. with his car and even though that is only a ’10 minute’ thing we both know you will be gone more like 2 hours and then you’ll have to go directly to M.’s house to fix his car and then we’ll get dinner and be too tired to carve”

“No, we’ll carve when we get back from J’s house ok?”

“Fine, but hear me buddy I know I will be right about this!”

So we ended up going to J.’s house and after figuring out what needed to be ordered for his car we bull-shitted(as my honey coins it) for wait for it…2 HOURS, good Lord I must be able to tell the future! Then M. called as we were still talking at J.’s house! Then we run home so I can grab a sweater and run to M.’s house. We stand around waiting to fix his car because he needs one bolt, then decide that said bolt needs to be ordered in the morning. We decide to go out to dinner and then after dinner M’s girlfriend (newest bridesmaid) came over to see my dress and wedding stuff. Then we invited J over because he lives down the road and he brought beer and his War pictures and videos! J. served in Japan and then Iraq and after seeing some of the pictures and footage I have a new respect for him, and I believe we are unbelivably lucky to live in the USA! Anyway we didn’t get to carve pumpkins and you know I was right and had to rub it in a bit! 🙂

We still have to carve pumpkins and they will be out for Halloween even though we don’t get trick-or-treaters! I’m not sure how this post got to be so long except I know I like to go off on tangents and I apologize! I hope everyone is having a great week and is going to have a great weekend!

Tell me, do you carve pumpkins like us?

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September 17, 2009 at 2:38 pm (Thought of the Day)

What would posess someone to look for a job that is an hour and 20 minutes away from their home in the worst possible commuting state in the USA? That is the question I ask myself daily!!!

LA Traffic

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Weekend Wrap-Up (kind of)

September 8, 2009 at 10:25 am (Daily Ramblings, Thought of the Day)

So Mel and I had a great weekend!! I got off at 1 on Friday and surprised him by doing the laundary all by myself! See every two weeks we have to go to the laundary mat because we can’t use a washer and dryer in our apartment! So it’s a pain in the ass to sort, fill the bags, load the heavy ass bags in the car, drag said heavy ass bags into the laundary mat, spend an ass load of money to clean your clothes, have something to do for two hours, load heavy ass bags back in the car, then drag heavy ass bags back into the house and put EVERYTHING away! OK so I may have waited until Saturday to put it all away! Anywhoo, I hate doing laundary and Mel and I always tag-team it, but I did it by myself and he was shocked/happy!

We went out to dinner on Friday, ran all our errands on Saturday, and worked around the house on Sunday and relaxed, and then Labor Day we went to the U-Pick farm by where we live and got apples, peaches, and corn! Then we grilled hamburgers with Mel’s dad! Kind of a boring weekend but at least it was long and relaxing I guess.

Mel’s going to his back doctor on Wednesday so well wishes/prayers would be wonderful. He will eventually need surgery sometime in the next year but he doesn’t know when, and he wants to find a desk job before he has the fusion! He was in a bad car accident when he was 16 and he had 2 hurniated discs, now he has 3 herniated discs and he had surgery in 2007 but it was just a band-aid over a broken leg. So eventually he’ll need the full fusion, but he’s only 24 and he’ll lose some mobility and he’s worried because he’s a mechanic! So let’s hope that something good comes with this appointment otherwise I fear he will become more depressed about his back!

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About Time

August 31, 2009 at 10:19 am (All about the books baby!, Daily Ramblings, Thought of the Day)

I haven’t posted in a long time, I haven’t had much going on besides the same ol’ boring stuff as usual! This weekend we went to an awesome Pig Roast, the annual one Mel’s boss has, and we had a great time as usual! I’m getting more and more nervouse about making sure I have everything planned for the wedding that I possible can plan now! It’s 10 months away, but I feel like I should be doing more? Who knows! Anyway…I finally finished the Twilight series, and I read the first little bit of Midnight Sun on the authors website, but that hasn’t even been finished! So I’m sad that I don’t have anymore Bella and Edward stuff to look forward to int he immediate future! I picked up my Jane Eyre book again, and I’m glad I did it has captured my attention, and I will finish it next! I wish I wasn’t such a nerd but I LOVE to read, and I think it’s better then wathching to much NYC Prep or awesome reality TV, which I indulge in too often as well! 🙂

I hope everyone had a great weekend!! I look forward to catching up on everyone’s sites today, I missed Friday because I was reading the Midnight Sun draft online! 🙂

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Eye Opening

August 20, 2009 at 10:05 am (Daily Ramblings, Road Rage!, Thought of the Day)

Yesterday I was coming home from work on the last highway only about 35 mintues away from home, I am in the right lane coming up on a subaru station wagon thing and all of a sudden he isn’t paying attention or someting happened. They started to veer off the road to the left and hit those bumby things that make noise when you hit them and a little further before he went to correct his mistake. He corrected to hard and went 80 mph into the guardrail! I have never ever seen anything so traumatic or devastating before, I pulled over but because I was ahead of them I just sat there to make sure someone had pulled over to help them. A bunch of cars pulled off to help, and I didn’t think it would be a good idea to reverse on the highway and run across when I would just be in the way. So I started to pull of and saw a state trooper police car beginning to turn around to get to the accident, so I instantly felt better about leaving. In the interum I had to swerve to miss this car when he over-corrected and it was beyond scary! I called my mom and I began to cry, and I re-hashed everything with her and ended up driving home just fine, albeit a little slower. What I don’t understand is why I’ve been so emotional lately, I have been up and down for the past few days and it is certainly annoying!! One minute I’m happy and tears of joy are present, then I’m just sad and tears are of course present again, and then I can get angry in a split second! Driving me crazy is putting it lightly! Anyway I guess the moral of my rambling is too slow down and pay attention on the the road and NOTHING else, please stop texting, brushing your hair, eating, or doing your makeup because it is ultimately at the expense of your life or someone elses!

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Twilight? Really!

July 21, 2009 at 3:39 pm (Daily Ramblings, Thought of the Day)

This weekend I was out of reading material and I had a long weekend to sit in the house while the renovations were being done on our pipes and in the kitchen by M.’s dad (a post in and of itself) so I went to my bookstore and they are remodelling! Damn it all, I was just getting used to the layout. Anyway, I went in thinking

“Geesh, Courtney, everyone is on this Harry Potter wagon why don’t you do it to?”

So I asked the lady where the Harry Potter books are and she led me to the KID section! The first book was like 200 pages or so and I knew that wouldn’t last me but an hour, and M. would kill me if I needed another book next week already! So I wandered around with a ton of time to kill and found Twilight. I thought:

“Well, everyone is reading this, why would you want to read this?”

Then I thought well if EVERYONE reads it and likes it I could try it and if I don’t like it I will just return it! So I bought it along with an Emily Giffin book. I started the book on Sunday and was already half-way through by bedtime! This book has compeltely enveloped me in the story line, so much so that I bring the book with me everywhere (I think you get the gist of that)! I read all hour on my lunch, and crack it open the moment I get home before M. arrives!! It has taken my breath away and I absolutely can’t wait to finish and watch the movie, but I find myself hiding the cover because I don’t want everyone to think I am a person who reads what EVERYONE is reading. Granted I like a lot of authors that are popular, but I try to stay off the main trend because I don’t want to follow the “crowd” so to speak. I thought I would share with everyone that I am completely in love with Edward and Bella and can’t sit here at work without thinking about how I can sneak this big honkin book out on my desk without anyone noticing!

Has anyone else been completely enraptured with this book? Does the movie even compare to the book? And is New Moon (the next book) just as good???

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So much to say…

July 17, 2009 at 3:25 pm (Bitch, Bitch, Bitch, Daily Ramblings, Thought of the Day)

I have been thinking about this post for quite some time. I started this blog on the premise that I would learn about writing (something that I enjoy) and I would grow. Lately it seems I write about the same thing over and over again, so I am going to change it up a bit and actually talk about my past.

Now, I don’t usually talk about my past without forming some sort of blockade over my heart and soul for fear that people will judge and throw my family into a statistic, but I feel as though I haven’t been myself and I should probably drop the facade and let everyone see me. I’m told I’m not so bad, so we shall see!

The Younger Years:
I was born in Rockford, IL to my mom and dad who had been together since high school, with a short break in the relationship around college. My sister is 15 months older then me and I already posted about her so I’m going to skip that whole saga. My mom’s side of the family is mainly in Illinois where I was born and raised until I was 13. My dad’s side of the family is scattered around Illinois, Wisconsin, and some distant relatives in Texas. Basically I remember my childhood being great, we never had a lot of money but no one ever KNEW we were broke! Things started getting rocky right before we moved out of Illinois, my mom became an alcoholic and my sister and I basically took care of her while my dad was at the Fire Department and finishing up his classes to become a paramedic. We moved to our dream house but couldn’t afford it any longer when my mom started to “work from home” and we ended up moving in with my Aunt and Uncle for 9 months in Wisconsin. Eventually my dad got a better job offer in Nebraska so we moved there! Things just got more turbulent and ugly with my mom’s drinking and she also abused prescription drugs and had to be taken to different hospitals (medical and psychiatric) on numerous occasions. Most of the details I can’t remember which I think is why I’m so well adjusted now and don’t hold any grudges with my mom or my dad. Anyway, when my mom and dad separated I became a TOTAL daddy’s girl (I always was one, but mom was there to spend time with too) and completely rebelled against everyone and everything. I worked to help pay bills and stayed out to all hours of the night, making up for some of the adolescent years I lost. I started smoking (marijauna) and getting into some crappy situations (never with the police, but still) so I moved to New York where my mom had moved in with her boyfriend at the time. It almost killed me to leave my dad and move away but we both knew it was for the best. I straightened out and went to college, met M., and now we are two crazy people sharing our lives that have wacko parents! Somedays I get annoyed with my mom if I think shes been drinking, it’s unconscious I don’t realize I’m doing it until we are in a full blown fight. So I grew up in a somewhat turbulent home, but it really has helped me grow into the strongwilled and independent women that I am today!

YAY for Fridays right?!

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July 16, 2009 at 3:21 pm (Bitch, Bitch, Bitch, Thought of the Day)

What was that?? HUH??? I can’t hear you over your extremely loud fucking music at your CUBE!! No, you don’t have an actual office you are in a cube surrounded by OTHER CUBES who can hear what you say, sing, and listen to at the most obnoxious level!

Now I am not the type of person to usually say anything to cause conflict in the work place (outside in real life, I’m so different) so when someone went to lunch and left the music blaring I most definitely turned it down to a reasonable level. AND AND AND she didn’t even frickin notice y’all! Come on now, something is crazy here!? And I may have a little crazy in me but I’m not THAT crazy!

On another bitchy note, and yes my BUDDY (wink, wink) is visiting right now, why do you talk to yourself? I mean seriously, again, we are all sitting in CUBES facing EACH OTHER and we can MOST definitely hear what you say or talk about on your fucking endless phone conversations! Yo, these ladies are insensitivo! I am so glad I don’t work with more women, and this just proves again that I get along with men a whole hell of a lot better then women!! Not to say that I don’t have women friends, I just can’t stand the insensitive, know-it-all, prissy, froo-froo type of women that everything has to be there way or they make everyone elses (read: my life) life miserable!! Ok that is my rant for the day…signing off now.

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What a night!

July 16, 2009 at 1:07 pm (Daily Ramblings, Family, Gotta Love Men!, Thought of the Day)

Last night M. and I went out on his bosses boat with his bosses wife and baby (sooo effing cute by the way) and we had a blast!!! We drove to the launching point and head off on a nice slow ride because the baby was with us, we circled around and took some pictures, I will post some when I get home from work, and then docked at a lake front restaurant/bar to grab a drink. After that M., his boss, and I got back on the boat to play around and so I could see what this boat was made of!! It’s got a 454 engine in it, which probably doesn’ t mean much to most people, just know this boat hauls serious ass! M. and his bosses cheeks were flying back like a cartoon! After I officially became obsessed with buying a boat we went back and docked and packed up and headed to Wendy’s. Now usually I lurve me some Wendy’s, I used to work at one and I usually only go a few times a year since we don’t live by one, but this one was HORRIBLE!! There was a group of men in front of us who barely spoke english (which wasn’t the bad part) who placed there order for no less then a metric ton of food to the cashier lady who looked like she had been working for 4 days in. a. row. with now break! It was horrible, no one knew what was going on and she walked so slow that my turtle would have whooped her slow behind all the way to china town! Anyway we stood in line at a FAST food restaurant for 35 minutes. The baby was being fed in the car and she got done faster then we got served!? Anywho, we ate then headed home and it was a fun time to be had by all!! I’m almost too excited that the weekend is almost here becuase we have to buy stuff for our vacation and…it’s only one more week and a couple of days before we leave!!! SWEET SUCKATASH I AM EXCITED!!

Almost Friday everyone buckle up and have an amazing weekend!

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