Monday, November 21, 2011

I was supposed to blog all month?

Yeah, that went well.
Time for a little catch up.

  • After 2 months of waiting I finally got called and offered the job I really wanted to get me out of the big house. I was so excited until the guy said 2nd shift 3:30-11:30. My heart sank. I would never see Peanut Butter on this shift except my days off. I hated turning it down.
  • I actually got vacation time in July, so Peanut Butter and I are Ocean City bound again. I think we might take our time and drive this time. I ended up getting 2 weeks back to back so we will have plenty of time, barring any protest from her Dad.
  • Took PB to the Dells for the night last Friday. She had a blast. I have never climbed so many stairs in 2 days. I was surprised how much she loved the big tube slide, that is until we flipped over and she went underwater. It was almost hilarious how it happened. She was singing loudly, "I-I-I like it, I like it give me more." as we were going down and we dumped out the tube and flipped over on our innertube and she didn't like it so much any more.
  • Spent way too much at the Disney store for Christmas and managed to buy somethings with PB with me how I managed that I don't know, though she did say, " I was peeking and saw you buy me a blue brush."
  • Peanut Butter has a loose tooth. She is excited. She has been asking for months when she was ever going to lose a tooth.
  • And lastly, My mom and I are headed to Poland next month, so excited. I just hope it isn't too cold.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


I have now come to dislike buying shoes for Peanut Butter. I bought a pair at Target, I swear a couple weeks ago and J brought them over today when he dropped PB off and the strap had ripped off. I went to 4 stores to replace the gym shoes. PB has to wear gym shoes everyday but Tuesday to school, so buying cute shoes is a waste since she can't/won't wear them to school. I found a pair I liked at shopko, but they were brown and I wanted the black in that style. Fleet Farm had nothing, I was afraid anything I bought at wally world would rip right away like the Target pair, so I found a pair at Kohls. They aren't my favorite because, well they are gym shoes, but I did have a 15% off coupon so I bought them. And can I just say, Sketchers, I despise you, my PB fawns over your Twinkle Toes and I just cringe at the 44 dollar on sale price tag. $44 for a pair of shoes my kid will be lucky to wear 6 months. I was praying there was a pair in her size on clearance, but alas they were all 2 sizes to big.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy Saturday

Things I am happy about this week:

  1. Name changed, must remember to get my passport done.
  2. I was happy how Peanut Butter's costume came out.
  3. I ran 13 miles this week on my way to 50 in November.
  4. Screw up my checkbook the good way. Deducted to much and said shoot it is going to be a tight week, but realized a few days later I was double deducting a charge.
  5. Halloween candy, though this can be a negative too.
  6. Got 2 of PB's Christmas gifts out of the way. The girl who owns 5 dollhouses between her dad and I wants another one, a barbie size one. Good Grief, I am torn on whether or not to get her one. The only reason I am considering a barbie size one, is I know it will get played with.
  7. We get to set the clocks back tonight, a little extra sleep.
  8. Honeycrisp apples with caramel and brie cheese, yum.
  9. Hearing PB say I Love You!
  10. Revenge, my new favorite show.

Friday, November 4, 2011

All about the Benjamins

This is a backdated post since I worked a double yesterday and didn't get a chance to post. Why would I subject myself to 16 hours at the big house, well I am flat broke and I have back insurance premiums to pay and unless your exhusband makes a boatload more than you, getting divorced is a big drain on the bank account. Working overtime is not my favorite thing to do, so what do I do? This introvert decided it would be a great idea to make extra money being a 31gifts consultant. I don't know what I was thinking, my kit arrived today and I am more than overwhelmed. The only plus in this deal is I have yet to see anyone in this area have a 31 party so, fingers crossed I hit my requirements and can get out. If it works out better, I will be pleasantly surprised. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A New Territory

I was chatting with a friend today and when I was available for dinner came up. I was a bit taken aback. I said it depends on the night. I wasn't sure if this person has dinner in mine or date dinner. We continued talking and again brought up dinner, but said no strings attached, just dinner and maybe a chance to vent. I am new to the being single game, so I have no idea how to take this. To make matters a little worse I don't have any of "those" type feelings for the guy. Great person, like to talk with him, now scared where the conversation will go. EEK.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Miss Peanut Butter wanted to be Frankie Stein from Monster High, I could of just bought the dang costume from wally world fro 20 bucks, but no, I being the want to be crafty person that I am, had to make it myself.

She was extra excited she got to wear "lip gloss" and had scars put on her face. She didn't do a whole lot of Trick or Treating, but some how came home with a load of candy. Candy, that she will never eat, so it sits here tempting me.

We did set a bowl up for Trick or Treaters on the honor system and yeah, that went to heck. We actually stopped back at the house for PB to use the potty and while we were in the house someone dumped the whole bowl. Jerks. PB was upset! so was I. We headed back out and PB wanted to hand out candy the last hour so I had to stop at the local gas station and pick up some more candy, so much for the coupons I used on the first batch. But she had a ball handing out candy for the last hour, and I got to get dinner made while she did. I worked out perfect.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trampled in Milwaukee

Blogging month it is. I am going to give it a whirl. I have a few things to post about so, this is a good opportunity to do so.

First up. I went to my first concert in a long time and eek, by myself. I am a total introvert, so doing this was an adventure in itself. A friend of mine from high school who by the luck of facebook, we actually keep up with each other as best we can. He told me about this band Trampled by Turtles, I know crazy name, and I liked a couple of their songs he mentioned. Like this one:

 I kept adding songs from my free library downloads and saw that they were playing in Madison and Milwaukee the end of October. My friend said, "Go! Even if you go alone, you will have a good time." Upon that request I bought a ticket to the Milwaukee show since I had plans already for the night of the  Madison show even though that one would have worked better.

I went, I had dinner by myself at the longest bar east of the Mississippi, then went to the show. I have never seen so much flannel/plaid in one place since the early nineties. Apparently, the lumberjack look is in with the hardcore TBT fans and I have never seen so many people drink Pabst beer. I had heard it was the new/old hot beer, but wasn't real sure 'til then. A group 4 on the Floor opened and they were pretty darn good. These United States were next and then Trampled. It was a fantastic show, the sound could of been a little better, but all in all, loved it. I have to thank my friend for telling me to go, because I would have never, ever done this before. He did say I'd find someone to talk to, but I didn't, though I didn't try too hard either.

If you get a chance check Trampled by Turtles out, they are a little on the side of Mumford and Sons. It is funny in my iTunes they are considered: country, rock, alternative, and indie. So a little for everyone.