Friday, November 28, 2008Still in a food coma.....
How was your turkey day??? Mine was good. Usually, by this time of the morning, I have already been to the stores, conquered and returned home. Not this year. I did not look at one sales ad all day yesterday - Not.one. I am trying something new this year and NOT going shopping on Black Friday. I have other plans.
I am feeling the stress of not having my Christmas cards already made. I am usually all done by now. But this year, haven't even started. Not a good feeling. Nope, not at all. But I have a plan and I have decided that I am playing in my room today. I am on a mission to crank out as many as I can today. We will see what happens. I have a few good movies to have on in the background as I work so that will be helpful.
Also, today I am going to put up trees one and two at the house. Tree three (the pink tinsel) will be at work on Monday. I also need to get an extension cord for work too for my lights. I am saying that here, out loud, so that it goes in my brain and I remember it. Otherwise, it just ain't gonna happen.
Oh and I must share something that I - in my 36 years of watching Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving - have not even noticed until last night. I have watched this little holiday staple EVERY YEAR. I even own the DVD so in case I miss it on TV I am covered. Well, last night, I watched it on TV and you know what I noticed...for the very first time? Woodstock.....little sweet innocent Woodstock....eats BIRDS! He is a cannibal! Don't believe me? Watch it. At the end, Snoopy carves up a nice looking bird....nice big slice....and gives it to Woodstock....who takes a big ol bite and SMILES! Go on....go look....uh huh....see told ya! Did anyone else ever notice this?
And now for something a wee bit on the serious side for a moment. I want to take this time, to say that I am TRULY THANKFUL for so many things but....I am THANKFUL for ya'll - my blogger buds. Those that, in my time of pain and suffering this year, ya'll were there, offering your prayers. Many of you did not even know what you were praying for, but you did it anyway - because I asked you too. And as a special shout out.....I am thankful for my Bishes....Patti, Bella, SFG, Shell, (and my honorary Bishes Jessica in FL and EA - who hasn't blogged in over a year but we email so I guess that counts). Ladies, you have been there for me, put up with my whining and moaning, listened to me when I needed to vent, been super supportive and said the hard things even when at times it was not the popular thing. You have been such good friends to me when I haven't been much of a friend in return. I haven't been as attentive and supportive to you as I usually would (seriously, I still have b-day cards for ya'll that didn't make it to the mailbox - ya'll know that ain't me). I haven't been my usual self this year. But I have to say, that it has been you - my Bishes that have helped carry me through this year. You are the salt of the earth and for that ladies - I am forever in your debt and truly THANKFUL!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008And......she's back!
I am back from NC. Actually, I got back on Sunday but I rushed in to work so early yesterday that I didn't have time to post anything. And, I am going in early again today so this will also be a fairly short post. (ducks from ya'll throwing stuff at me).
I had a good visit. The Christmas Show was everything I thought it would be. I had my group (my mom, Aunt D, Sister, and MIL) scouring the entire place looking for flamingo paraphernalia. I found 3....count 'em THREE ornaments. Well, there was a fourth but it was broken so I left him there....all abused. I got a really cool PINK tinsel tree that is about 18 inches high (yes, it will be making a home on my office desk) and some tiny disco ball ornaments to go on it. Shut it....you know its gonna look cool. And yes, I will show you a pic when I put it up but its not going up until next week. Can't do it before the holiday.
The total trip can be summed up as.....ate too much and spent too much! And that my friends is a good trip!
I will have some pics tomorrow........
Wednesday, November 19, 2008Shop shop shop
So today, I am going HERE. I am sure I will spend lots of money (always do) eat too much food (always do).
Tuesday, November 18, 2008Da plane Da plane
Yep today I am on a plane. Headed to NC for the annual Southern Living Christmas Show. I am sure I will have updates from the road so check back later. Oh I am blogging on my iPhone while sitting at the gate...how cool is that!
Monday, November 17, 2008This right here.......
This right here is why Justin Timberlake should make regular appearances on SNL.....Hilarious!!!!!
Thursday, November 13, 2008A night of firsts......
So last night, I had a few firsts here at Chez Cheeky.....
The first.........egg nog of the season. Ahhh yess....let the weight gain begin! I saw it in the cooler and just HAD to have some. It was calling my name and when something as heavenly as this calls your name....you really can't ignore it. Manchild has already been eyeing it and gotten into it. How much you wanna bet it will be empty when I get home from work today?
The next first.....the teenage daughter decided to bring her first boy "friend" to the house. We will call him...ummm ummmm I dunno....help me think of a name for future posts.
The next first.....well it was really a conversation with the manchild that I have never had before....with anyone...
Me walking down the stairs...
Manchild: I don't want to sit down
Manchild: Cause I just greased up?
Cheeky: Why did you grease up?
Manchild: Cause my butt got sore from wiping
Cheeky: So you greased up your butt crack?!?
Teenage dauther rolling with laughter from downstairs...
Manchild looking proud of himself.....
Yes....never a dull moment around these parts.....never a dull moment
Wednesday, November 12, 2008Babies.....they are a comin'....
I know 2 women that, at this very moment, are being sliced and diced in order to bring forth to wee little ones into the world. So ladies....here's to you! And ummmm yeah.... hurry on up with those pictures mmmkay?
Tuesday, November 11, 2008What happens on Tuesdays.......
On Monday's I am always busy busy busy. Basically I give training ALL DAY! 8 hours worth. So I usually go in extra early to get things prepped and then stay late to do the after work. It makes the day go fast BUT......it puts me behind. Tuesday's I am always playing catch up and that is what I have waiting for me today. I am sure that I will have a voicemail box that is full to the point of over flowing. I already know I have stacks of files waiting that need attention. AND I have a day packed with interviews (I just do the files and check messages between interviews) So.....if you need me today.....I suggest that you call the operator and have me paged....cause I doubt that I will be answering the phone much today.......
Monday, November 10, 2008Somehow I already knew this
Friday, November 07, 2008Mom & Dad...you might want to sit down for this one...
I have done something that I thought that I would never do voluntarily. In fact, it was MY idea. And this thing I have done, will come with complete and utter shock to those that know me fairly well. But I am not ashamed.....no no....I enjoyed doing it and you know what....I think I just might do it again. What is this thing that I have done you ask.....
I purchased, brought home, prepared, ate, and enjoyed....BRUSSEL SPROUTS!!!! (now get your minds out of the gutter) Yep and they were wonderful - well at least they were the way I prepared them. So, go try some for yourself.
Secret message to Kat.....T minus 14 days and counting.....
Thursday, November 06, 2008Little giggle for ya.......
The following is one of those email jokes you get from time to time. It reminded me of the episode of The Office where Dwight thinks its Friday when actually its Thursday.
T-G-I-F vs. S-H-I-T
A business man got on an elevator.
When he entered, there was a blonde already inside who greeted him with a bright, 'T-G-I-F.'
He smiled at her and replied, 'S-H-I-T.'
She looked puzzled and repeated, 'T-G-I-F,' more slowly.
He again answered, 'S-H-I-T.'
The blonde was trying to keep it friendly, so she smiled her biggest smile, and said as sweetly as possibly, 'T-G-I-F.'
The man smiled back to her and once again,'S-H-I-T.'
The exasperated blonde finally decided to explain.
'T-G-I-F' means 'Thank Goodness It's Friday.' Get it, duuhhh?'
The man answered, ''S-H-I-T' means 'Sorry, Honey, It's Thursday'
Tuesday, November 04, 2008Multiple titles: You love me...you really do...and Vote Vote Vote! ....and I lied
Ok first.......You love me.....you really love me. See, I secretly knew ya'll were out there (snort, snicker, giggle). Ya'll don't have to comment ALL the time but every now and then is nice.
Second ....and this really should be first.....VOTE VOTE VOTE....I don't care WHO you vote for but please.....exercise your freedom to vote. What?!? You are reading blogs and not voting.....shame on you...go right now....right this second....and VOTE...Capish?
Third.....I lied.....I didn't lie intentionally but I lied none the less. I said that today that I was going to give you a weekend update...but nope...I am sleeping in (Thank goodness for delayed posting) and going to breakfast at Denny's .....then VOTING (see the rant in the previous paragraph) and then headed to work. So ummmmm yeah.....no weekend update today. Forgive me????
Cheeky - who says....ROCK THE VOTE.....ROCK THE VOTE....and ummmm if you can't decide, give me a shout...I will tell you who to vote for......
Monday, November 03, 2008Do I offend?
There is something going on around here and its just not clear. Recently, my comments have pretty much dwindled to nothing. Is it because I have been busy with the new job and haven't had as much time to comment on yours? Is it because I went (and continue to deal with) something for the majority of this year and didn't necessarily discuss it publicly? Is it because that dealing with my personal issue has caused me to "lose my music" and therefore I don't sing on here anymore? (which for the record I am working on this demon and hope to have it tackled soon) Is it because ya'll are all really busy with reading political things and will be coming back soon? Or is it a sign that perhaps my readership is down and I should start commenting more my self on others? Or maybe....just maybe it is a subtle hint that it is time to give this up? The jury is still out.
On last Thursday's post I asked ya'll to ask me some questions and I would answer. I got whole big 2! Yeah....see.....I told ya....comments are down. OR maybe ya'll already know everything there is to know.....yeah, I will go with that one for a while.
Bella asked: "How is the job going?"
The job is GREAT. I work really long hours but only by choice. I go in and hour and a half early every day and leave past the time (usually) that most everyone else leaves. I work hard but I really enjoy it. And while it may not pay as much as some of the other positions I have held in the past, I know at the end of the day, the work I have done will benefit people in ways that I can never really understand. Let me explain that last statement. I recruit people to work with those with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. So the work I do has a direct effect on some one's life out there and if I have done my job well, it is benefiting that person in ways I can never imagine. Yes, its a temp job for right now but I am having a blast.
Kai asked: How I met Mr. Cheeky and to tell them about our first date. Well, I met Mr. Cheeky in the 7th grade. We went to the same middle school but were different "pods" - I was in the smart people pod and he was in the everyday people pod (ok not PC but I don't know how else to say it) but we all went together as a grade to get our water safety certification from the Y! That is where we met. In the pool. If I remember correctly, the first official "date" was going to the movies to see Back to the Future and yes, his parents drove.
There you have it! The answers to the questions. Tomorrow's post will be my weekend update!