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I'm a Recovering Drama Queen. I got tired of the same old lines.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Back in the Habit

Had lunch date from hell yesterday. I was ready to leave from the first hello. Actually, he didn't even say hello...this is how the date started:
WYLIE (using nickname but his name is Bruce)- "Don't tell me that car with the Obama magnet is yours"
ME- "Yep, that's mine"
WYLIE - "My insurance premium just went up. Thank you. Maybe you should be the one to pay for lunch"
ME - Just imagine a stunned look and then my wall goes up..."It's nice to meet you too" (How's that for sarcastic?!)
It only got worse from there. When he brought our food to the table, he pretended that he was serving me because I'm such a bossy person (he called me bossy in a text when I simply asked him where and what time he wanted to meet up). Mentioned cats, he's allergic.... was talking about my profile picture with Papa Sam in it (Papa looks like the Jewish Colonel Sanders with his goatee)...got a "That's right, you're Jewish, aren't you?"...asked me who called the shots in my marriage...and my favorite was when he told me I could lick the bowl if I needed to (I was finishing soup at La Mad's...you don't leave soup! It's too good). Can you say "passive/aggressive"?!!!
See ya!!!!
Actually had some fun telling co-workers about this dreadful date. That boy had problems.
I got home yesterday afternoon and received a text from Wylie...it said, "Hey you"
Huh? Seriously? And you're texting me why?
I just deleted it. Not even worth a reply. I did email a co-worker to tell her I heard from him. This is how that conversation went:
BT- "That guy is bat sh_t crazy"
ME - "No kidding, I'm going to convert and become a nun"
BT - "So not your style"
ME- "I'm sure it will eventually become a 'habit'"...BA DUMP BUMP!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Earlier this year I was online looking for summer camps for Peanut. One website was chock full of info and also had a drawing for a 3 night stay at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine. I forgot about entering the contest, but a couple of months later I received a call saying I had won!!!! I chose Labor Day weekend. The trip was for a family of 4 so I invited my friend Tracy and her daughter along. It was one of the nicest vacations I've ever taken and then first vacation in quite some time that didn't involve visiting family. Best of all we did not have to take a plane ride to get there. They had a theme of Alice in Wonderland at the hotel. I dressed Peanut up as Alice and Tracy dressed her daughter up as The Red Queen. They were adorable and I got some great photos of our experience.

Can I Have a Snack?

Peanut's reading skills have improved so much over the summer. She pretty much tries to read everything she gets her hands on. I found a cute chapter book called "Ivy + Bean" at the bookstore. I had it on her seat when I picked her up from school a couple of Mondays ago. Normally when we get in the car the first thing she does is ask for a snack. She immediately started reading the book. She was reading out loud and using different voices for each of the characters...this always cracks me up especially since she gets that skill from me. She read the entire way home and the entire way to her ice skating lessons. She was still reading the book as we were walking through the mall. I had to hold one hand and guide her so she wouldn't bump into anything. A clerk and a few people passing by commented on her zest for reading. I felt very proud. When we arrived at the rink she actually had to make a choice between extra reading time or free skate time before her class. She chose the skating at my urging...but went straight to the book when the Zamboni machine was cleaning the ice. Since then she's read 4 of the "Ivy + Bean" books...though she does remember to ask for a snack when she gets in the car.

First Grade Without Her Barks in the Backpack

Peanut started first grade a few weeks ago and I've been meaning to post the photos. We found the sweetest dress over the summer and she looked just adorable. Best of all, Barkley stayed in the car all day and without incident.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I'm back!...but I only have time for this quick post.
It was a very interesting experience to not have this blog for a month. I am looking forward to re-connecting with it...and with sharing myself again.