Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Date Night

Last Friday Scott and I went on a date night. It was about time because I almost forgot that I still liked him haha. The stress of working full time and everything else going on sometimes makes it difficult to connect with each other. We went to sushi and then while we were there we tried to find a movie that we wanted to see. The movie theater is in the same little shopping center as sushi so that works out great for date nights.

The sushi was good but the kids waiting on us were just bizarre. The one guy was like "oh you aren't ready for me to take your order? That's good because I'm not very good at it." uh ok. Whatever happened to TRAINING DAYS. The girl that was waiting on us wasn't much better. We go to this restaurant all the time and I'm always surprised at some of the crappy reviews they get on Yelp but then maybe they went on waiter novice night lol.

We finally settled on seeing the Sandra Bullock movie, Our Brand Is Crisis, since it was one of the only ones playing before 9 (I can never stay awake at later movies).

After we were done eating we had a little bit of time to kill so we walked down to JC Penny's to get Scott some new jeans. At his old job he just had to wear a uniform so no only having two pairs of jeans that kind of fit wasn't working out too well. He's an odd size so it's really hard to find jeans in his size "off the shelf" but we lucked out and found four pairs that worked. Then we went and stood in line.

There were four people working the registers. Two of them were doing returns (what ever happened to the return counter?) and the other two were dealing with "savvy shoppers", one of who had their whole order re-rung and then had their card declined. While we were waiting one of the return people were finally done and we started to step over and the guy says "sorry I'm off". Scott and I were both like "remember the days when they waited on the line and THEN they were off?" I know when I worked retail that was definitely the case. I would never have left a line like that. I wonder if they teach their employees to clock out "on the dot" or if they teach them "customer service 101". I'm guessing the cheaper one.

So after shitty customer service we walked back to the movies and got a jug of soda (which you can conveniently get yourself (one more person they don't have to pay for and/or teach customer service skills to). The movie was interesting but probably would have been better on Netflix.

We finished the night off with a night cap at our little bar. Yeah for date nights!Pin It

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Happy Tuesday!

We got a nice surprise today, we got to get off 2 hours early! Tomorrow is Veteran's Day so this is to help celebrate or something. I don't know but I'll take it. I thought about going to do some shopping but remembered that Trevor got home early today (conference week) so I came home. When I got home he told me I was early and how he wished he had more time alone. Alrighty then. Gotta love kids.

Oh I also came home because my eye was bothering me. I slightly remember the dog scratching me in the eye some time last night. Now I'm hoping I'm not going to end up with pink eye. Mostly because I have some insurance but it's not the one I have a card for and I have no idea what it is. The stupid place has not sent any insurance cards yet. I'm sure I will get them in time for my other new insurance to take over.

So anyhow, last weekend was fun. We had Ava's 4th birthday party. I can't believe she's four already. The party was at a gymnastics place, which the kids LOVED. The little kids that is. My kids just sat in the audience with us and waited for it to be time to go to the party room for presents and cake. It's so weird to be taking little almost adults with you everywhere.

The party kids

Blowing out her cupcake. Was kind of weird how they did that towards the wall.

Trevor getting attacked by his adoring cousins

Emma and her Grandpa Howard

Me & Emma

Melissa & Emma, Emma had to eat the ice cream all on her own. She pushed my hand off when I was trying to help even lol

and presents time!

After the party we went by Home Depot to buy some drywall supplies to fix a whole in the living room wall that SOMEONE made when they threw their backpack against the wall. $35 later not counting paint...

Then later that night we went down to the clubhouse for the Chicken Dinner fundraiser the Car Show committee was putting on. 

I was kind of sad when I got my plate.

But it wasn't really all burnt, it was just the skin. The guy that cooks it does "Cajun style" but I think this was on the extreme end lol. The potato salad was really good though ;)  We hung out for a couple hours then came home since we'd had such a long day. 
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Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween All The Kids & Pumpkins too

Melissa went to her friend's house and Trevor went to my Mom's house so that he could trick or treat with his cousins. Everyone sent me pictures of the kids :)

I think Jess maybe went to a party? She sent this to my mom and my mom sent it to me lol

Adrian as little Cruella!

My bat girl Melissa

My nephew Tony as a blow up guy? lol, Trevor as some character that he likes (cheapest costume ever) and then my nieces and nephew as the Cat & The Hat & Thing 1 and 2. 

Love them!

We carved some pumpkins up on Friday night




Done until next year :)

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Happy Halloween! Part 2

After the Trunk or Treat we went home for a little bit and I changed my costume for the "Bar party". Melissa went to her friends to hang out and Trevor went to my mom's to go trick or treating with his cousins so Scott and I were free for the night!

I had a ton of fun and actually won "sexiest costume" lol. Who knew? Spent the night dancing and hanging out.

This was hilarious. They ran in and attacked the girl sitting. She's the other girls mom.

Candy anyone?

Crazy cat lady

all the snacks

Scott in his racing suit

This gal is so funny, she loves the show Sharknado. The shark on her shirt is like half a stuffed animal poking out.

I danced until the party was over and then came home and passed out lol
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Happy Halloween! Part 1

This year for Halloween I helped put on a Trunks, Trailers and Treats event down at our little club campground. This is the first time we've done this out here so it was a bit of a learning experience, but we ended up with a great turn out!

We met up earlier in the week to stuff some gloves with toys and candy for the kids.

We started off with some donated latex gloves but they were too small and the kitchen had these simple ones that worked much better.

It's a tradition to have a parade here and there is always someone leading it. My parade pictures are really crappy because my phone hates flash pictures. Next time I will take my "real" camera for night pictures.

Blocking off the street into the campground to start the parade

Love this picture even though it's blurry. My friend Traci starting the parade with the little ones. We did the parade by age groups. Originally we were going to do prizes but decided to just hand them the goody bags instead. Probably would be better to just have one long parade next year.

My friend's husband Tom got voluntold and he made this great light up wand. 

This is the back of my car. I took our pumpkins down there with battery lights in them.

and here are some pictures in the daylight before it got dark.

Traci pulled this wagon around with popcorn in it lol. She's so cute.

They did some crafts here, I was supposed to help but I bailed. I never do that!

A good picture of my costume, it was a fun one!

Scott with our car

I wish this was a bit clearer, I love it! The "spooky tree"

This is actually my friend Ginny, she made the robe out of a thrift store blanket!

I made about 60 little baggies of candy and we ran out at the end. Next year I guess I'll make more! It was so fun to hand out candy to the kids because we live out on the edges of the club and usually only get like 2 trick or treaters. I usually only buy one bag of candy "just in case". This was way more fun!

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

This and That

I finally took my cat Lucy in to get spayed this morning. YEAH to no more in heat cats! After these two cats are gone I am not getting anymore cats. (Make sure you remind me I said that later). Lucy is 3 and Buster is 11 so we have quite a few more years before their batteries wear out. I'm so over cat boxes and cat pee and all that mess. Even though the purrs and snuggles are nice. I have had a cat since before I moved out on my own and took him with me so I have not been without a cat for most of my life.

After I dropped her off today I went a little bit late to our community board meeting. We have over 400 members and the same 10 (on a good day) show up to the meetings. Rather sad. I just started going this last year and it's amazing what goes on "behind the scenes". I totally do not agree with how some things are done but eh, if you aren't on the board you can voice your opinion and that's about it. Just have to make sure you vote for responsible people that aren't total assholes. One gal on the board was so negative the whole meeting today. Why be there if you are so miserable and you hate it so much? Step down and let someone else do it and you can stay home and watch TV in your jammies all day.

Friday I finally got the letter that says I'm hired for my new job (before it was "tentative" on me not being a felon and all that). My official start day is November 1st (Sunday lol) so I report for duty on that Monday. I got an email with 500 links to things to read and fill out. I'm pretty sure once I get all my stuff to deduct figured out I'm not going to have much of a paycheck left lol. Insurance, life insurance, retirement, 401k etc. If I was rich I'd be socking it all away heavy but I'm a tiny bit scared of how much money I'm actually going to be bringing home after they take everything out. It will all be worth it in the end though since in one year I'll be getting a bit of a hike in pay and I can only go up from there.

Friday at work I was figuring out my time card and realized I'll have about 30 hours of unused sick time that will just be gone when I switch over. Sucks! Might have to be sick a day or two ;) I also have 2 days worth of vacation. Monday I'll ask if it's ok to take those off at the end of the month. Have a nice LONG weekend before I start my new job (doing the same thing lol). I will be working full time too so I need to work out if I can come in earlier on the days that Trevor has band after school so I can pick him up. Or figure something else out.

All that fun stuff.

Tomorrow is Scott's birthday so we will be going out to dinner then. Tonight the plan is to go hang out at the bar. Hopefully there will be a lot of people there and it will be fun. Last year we went down on his birthday and we were the only ones in the whole place! New people are running it now though so hopefully it will be hopping :)Pin It

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Yosemite Half Marathon

Way back my friend Sarah got me to sign up for the Yosemite Half Marathon. Originally we were going to have a "team" with all these people. The race gets here and we are down to four lol. Funny how that works! I had booked us a crappy hotel because I waited too long to book one and everything was super expensive. Sarah's cousin let her know last week that she had booked this cabin at The Pines and we could have it for the weekend! Score! I cancelled the crappy one and did the happy dance.

The actual race was not in Yosemite but at Bass Lake. The lake is really LOW of course since we are drying up in California.

 It took us about 2 hours to get to the resort. My friend Sarah and Masia, who was sharing our cabin and running with us were already there. We hung out for awhile and then went in search of dinner. We didn't have to go far because they have a nice little restaurant right there in the parking lot area.

I think we need a golf cart like this for around the club!

After dinner we went back to the cabin and had a couple margaritas, watched TV and then hit the hay. We had to get up super early for the shuttle to the race in the morning. Because the race basically started at the top of a hill they weren't allowing anyone to drive up.

We got up at 3:30 and were in line for our shuttle by 4:30. After 5 everyone was getting pissed until someone finally came and told us that there was an accident down the road that was delaying the shuttles. Finally a few buses came in and we got on the first one. Which, turned out to be a bad thing because it got slightly LOST. Eventually they figured out where to go and we started climbing the curvy mountain, in the dark, sitting in the middle of a big bus, with no windows, getting car sick. I thought for sure Scott was going to spew chunks all over us. I was pinching myself to keep myself distracted from my own misery. Thank God we made it without having to find a change of clothes. 

We got off the bus just in time to hit the port a potty lines and then line up.

Originally I thought Scott would stay with Sarah but instead the two of us ended up staying together. We ended up running a lot more than I thought I was going to (since I stopped training over a month ago when I got sick) simply because it was easier to run than walk when going downhill!

This was a nice spot where we stopped running for the first time to take a picture around mile 3 I think.

I stopped twice to use the potties along the run. Something I would try really hard not to do if I was serious about getting a good time lol. We stayed together for almost the whole race but the last 2 miles or so Scott was getting tired and told me to go on ahead. I should have just stayed with him since we still only finished about 3 minutes apart. The last 3 miles was much more difficult since it was up and down more and of course, we were tired.

All in all it was a good run! I instantly started wanting to find another race so I guess I like to torture myself a little lol. After the race we went back to our cabin and rested a bit. Scott, Sarah and I went to the pool and the hot tub to try and ease some of our muscle pains. We were totally kicking ourselves for not driving down to the pool since we were all so sore! I had to take a break walking back up to our cabin! After showers we ended up going back to the same restaurant  from the night before and even ended up with the same waiter. 

After dinner we had more margaritas and came up with a new fat girl drink by putting some vanilla ice cream in with them. Tastes a lot like key lime pie. Yummy! I was laying on the floor watching TV since we were one nice chair short for our little group and I fell asleep before 8 pm. Talk about exhausted. We had to get up around 8 so that we could get Sarah to the airport. 

I took a few pictures of the cabin before we left

Look Scott DOES know how to do dishes ;)

After we got home I spent the rest of the day doing this 

and walking like a zombie. Good thing I have Monday off work.

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