Friday, May 23, 2008

Baby Jail

Tonight I was putting Will to bed, but he was kind of wired. When he gets like that, he tends to run around his crib until he falls down, then he laughs and does it all over again until he's tired. Weird, huh? Well tonight he was running around the crib, then back and forth, and then all of a sudden he ran towards the edge (the railing was down because I hadn't kissed him goodnight yet) and he pushed himself off the railing and BAM! Did a flip and landed on the floor. It happened so fast that all I had time to do was yell "OH MY GOD!" What does he do? Gets up, laughing, and tries to do it again.

When I was little, I did the exact same thing. My parents couldn't keep my in my crib. In the middle of the night, they'd wake up to me staring at them. They even installed a net over my crib to keep me in, but like the little turd that I was I still found a way out.

We're completely screwed.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Being a Woman of Leisure... Cont'd...

Ok, sorry about that! Tornadoes freak me out and hearing Chris (the guy with tornado experience) say "Get off the computer and get your shoes on. The storm will be here in 4 minutes." kind of freaked me out. It ended up passing just north of us, so we only got a little of it. Even the little that we got was pretty scary, so I can only imagine how people in the middle of the storm fared.

Anyway! Back to the awfulness that is WalMart. I hate that store but decided to brave it for some Pudding Pops and carpet cleaner. I ended up getting a couple of other things while I was there, but spent FOREVER on the carpet cleaners. Which one should I get? Spray? Powder? Foam? Finally decided on some Resolve powder stuff that came with a wide brush. Looked easy enough.

I get to the check out aisle, unload my few purchases (I made sure to grab the Pudding Pops last so that they didn't melt). The surly checker guy (very Walmart, very unhappy) scanned everything, in the middle was the carpet cleaner. He scanned it four times, each time it said "Item not found". So instead of calling for help or trying to figure it out, he simple set the carpet cleaner on a shelf behind him and said "Must be a new item. You probably didn't even get it from the right aisle. Sorry." Huh? Not wanting to start a huge argument and possibly be shot, I just said "No, it was in the aisle with all the other carpet cleaners. So, are you telling me that I cannot buy this?" "No. You can't buy it." he replied with his perfected 'Don't give a shit' attitude. "Can you just ring up an open item for $4.97? Or just give it to me? This cleaner is half the reason that I came here." "No. I can't. Sorry."

Beautiful. At this point there were 4 people lined up behind me so running to grab another cleaner felt like it wasn't really an option. Again, trying to avoid getting shot.

I left the store happy that I finally had the Pudding Pops that I craved throughout my entire pregnancy but could never find, but dumbfounded as to what had just happened. I can understand a new item not being in their system, but I think that at any other store they wouldn't have just said "Sorry, can't have it." and offer absolutely no alternative solution. So annoying. I was reminded as to why I never step foot in that store.

On a bright note, the pudding pops were delicious! I think that they would've tasted better had I been pregnant but they had the icy coating that I craved. So now I know where to get them next time I'm pregnant, but for now I think that I'll go back to my other favorite popsicles.

Anyway, so we're going to Pampa this weekend to visit Chris' family. It should be a fun time, but I am definitely not looking forward to the 8 hour drive! Flying isn't really an option since we have so much crap to take with us (you know, the Pack & Play, highchair, Will... the usual stuff) but today I'll go to Target for more Elmo DVDs to help distract him for a few hours. Hopefully we won't have any tornado scares while we're there. Last May we were in with 5 month old Will and we stayed up all night watching the Weather Channel. There were a few tornadoes that ended up passing through about a mile or two south of town. Talk about scary!

Ok, now I have carpet to clean, laundry to fold, suitcases to pack and toes to be pedicured! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Being a Woman of Leisure....

Ok, so not really but I like the title. I'm sitting here at 9:30 on a Wednesday night watching the weather. Why, you ask, am I watching the weather instead of Top Chef? Especially when I opened a bottle of Merlot? (not just for amateurs anymore!) Because there might be a tornado here in approximately 8 minutes. AHHH!! THIS is why I don't live in the Panhandle! WHY is this happening here?? So I'm sitting here watching the weather while Chris cleans out the downstairs closet just in case...

Anyway, so I stepped WAY out of my comfort zone the other day. I heard a rumor that there were Jello Pudding Pops at a Walmart close to me. Let's get one thing straight. I don't do Walmart. Walmart freaks me out. Unhappy people go to Walmart. They're all unhappy, dirty and rude. And Walmart is dirty. I decided that it was worth it.

Wait, more to come. I have been instructed to get my shoes on and get ready to grab Will...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

And Suck on THAT!

Friday was my last official day with the company. I say "official" because the last week I was basically just supervising my replacement. I ended up staying 4 weeks after I submitted my resignation so that I could help find and train my replacement. Even though I was anxious to get the hell out of there, I also wanted input on my replacement since I worked my ass off and didn't want some random twit to screw it all up. I ended up calling a girl that I used to work with a while back, and it turned out to be perfect timing. She had just moved back to Austin from New York and was looking for a job downtown since she was going to be taking night classes at UT. Luckily for all of us, she was able to start right away! So I had 2 weeks to train her, the last week of which I basically had her answer my emails, my phone calls and conduct my trainings. What did I do? I read this, this, this, this, and this. Oh, and of course I obsessively checked this and this.

I also started planning out what I'm going to be doing with myself now that I am a woman of leisure. I can say that since Will is still going to be in daycare. Woohoo! I have tons of gardening, cleaning, cooking, organizing, painting and bon bon eating to really keep myself busy for a while, don't you worry. Gardening is first. Since we moved in, I haven't really had the time or the energy to get a lot of gardening done. The people that lived in this house before us were worthless and planted stupid ugly crap that is all about to go. We have 6 huge purple sage bushes in the front yard that are (hopefully) about to find new homes. I posted an ad on Craigslist on Friday basically saying that if someone wants to dig them up and take them away, then they can have them for free. Who knew that so many people scour the free stuff on Craigslist? One lady came on Friday and took the biggest one. Another guy is coming tomorrow, and hopefully he'll take the rest so that I can get right to it on Monday morning!