Thursday, December 18, 2014

a new series!!!

And only because I feel like I have so many "That Awkward Moment" experiences that it warrants a series.

Like the Awkward Moment just now...

A meeting at work with a possible new insurance broker.

He's cute (in an Ivy league, summers on the Cape, wholesome kinda way) and taaaaalllll (a huge perk for a 5'10" gal! and we're talking SIX FOOT FOUR tall (he told us during the first meeting a few weeks ago, when he was still inches taller than me in my stiletto booties!))

Anyways - so we're settling into a casual meeting when I realized I hadn't shaved my legs...


Hola1 Hola2 Hola2

Blond leg hair, glistening in the afternoon sun... WITH NO TABLE TO HIDE BEHIND!

Thank god I just had hot yoga last night and was able to basically do THIS \/ with my legs, while trying to tuck them as far under the chair as possible...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

That Awkward Moment...

...when you walk into the single-stall unisex bathroom you share with other managers, knowing ManagerMan just walked out (handed you the key!) and he S-T-U-N-K it up.

and even more awkward, when you realize his ass-cheeks were just on that toilet seat you're supposed to sit on.  They were there for most likely long enough to really warm it up....


Any "That Awkward Moment When" for you lately??

Monday, December 15, 2014

Shakin' and Makin'

it's Monday.

I'll probably make stuff tonight:

and by "probably" I mean I may end up cleaning the kitchen, organize the chaos that is in the guest bedroom (gifts, wrapping- and tissue-paper, tape, scissors.  ALL OVER) sit for a minute to breathe, and find myself in bed with my latest NookNook... but we'll see.

But here's some stuff I've recently Made.  
maybe even on Mondays:
I'm the worst.  THE.  WORST.  at remembering birthdays (I mean, really - aside from those easy to remember - obviously MY family, and for some reason my MIL (Dec 1st).)

It was awful - we went to visit my sister and her family this past spring.  About a month or so after Niece #1's birthday.  Other mutual family were also with us - and had brought small gifts for Niece #1 and Niece #2 (7yo and 6yo respectively).  And Niece #2 turns to E and I and says, "Hey - did YOUUUU get [Niece#1] anything for her birfday?!"

OMG what a call-out...

And then as Niece #2's birthday passed on Oct 29th (and on Halloween I realized I'd forgotten to send EVEN A CARD) I said ENOUGH.

And took to p!nterest.... =)
 Got my E's power drills out (let me hear you, women who can wield a drill!!!)

I made a list (ahead of time and with E's help) of aaalll the birthdays I wanted to remember...
listed per month...

I have to say, I think it came out pretty cute! (pardon the yellow lighting...) 

Here's to never forgetting another birthday!
(and avoiding future embarrassing call-outs by 6-year-olds!!)

Friday, December 12, 2014

MenVsWomen Musings

Another difference between Mamas & Papas (men vs women.  VENUS against MARS!)

I'm able to occupy (no valuables near the toilet!) and watch Button (through the vanity mirror, with one eye pinched shut putting on eyeshadow) while getting ready in the morning.

E stands there with him (basically tapping his foot) and says, "If you're done, can you take him so I can get dressed?"

Also - I am so able to get out of the house with Button (and Zoey - a therapy dog who comes to work with me once a week! seriously!) and (after balancing a tray of cut grapes, arranged TurkeyTail style - thank you P!nterest) can drop Button off at daycare (all the while traipsing in my new Guess loafer platforms!)
P.S. thrifed : $17
apparently MSRP is $115!!!

Dads? Like the one I noticed this morning akwardly hefting around the bucket infant seat in which sat an adorable baby girl (must have been dressed by mom - those leggings!) who was watching me watch them (I'm pretty sure she and I shared the look, "is this guy for real?")
That dad - he had on a parka, jeans, Tshirt (pretty good so far, right?) and.... 


And in case you forgot, this is us right now
(with snow two days ago!)

And in keeping with Foodie Friday, some Food I've made lately (possibly on Fridays...)
One night I thought - homemade pizza! The best way to get rid of leftover sausage! and deli meats! and spinach!  Awesome-sauce.

Also - amazing lemon (I think) mushroom chicken tomato (stuff) pasta! 
I'm like, all domesticated and cooking shit lately - just think, a few short years ago (ok more like 6-7) I was catching taco shells on FIRE in the oven! (true story - thank god I'm married to a firefighter)

And just because G00gle does awesome stuff like this:
That's the hotair vent that both doggies fight for the prime real estate in front of, and that Button likes to strum like a guitar =)

Friday Funnies
(MUST have volume for this video!)

Hope your weekend is full of giggles!

Thursday, December 11, 2014



I've got wine to drink (hence thirsty).

I've got laundry to do (again.)

((that shit builds up, even though I'm doing it once a week... I tried to stretch it the past few weeks to once every 1.5 weeks - instead of every weekend, it got stretched to a Wednesday night last week.
But now Button is sleeping on an adult-sized flat-sheet, wrapped 'round and round his whole mattress so it doesn't unbunch during the night... sounds ghetto, it's safe - I promise.
But all that, because all of his sheets (6 sets!! Ok, one stays at daycare - and one just came off his bed, dirty - so 4 extra sets!!) are ALL DIRTY.))

So, wine tonight.

and maybe a fun wheel pose:

because supposedly those "create energy" according to my Wednesday night HotYoga instructor...
(which, I have to admit - as a GrouponWhore, I paid full price for my 10 classes, I like the Wednesday night class THAT MUCH!)

and I've even accomplished THIS BITCH (firstly at home, goofing off - but last night I got it in class!!!!!)

so tonight - starting laundry load #1 followed by drunk yoga.

Happy Thirsty Thursday!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Needs. I got 'em

I found a fun activity...

letting Google auto-fill queries...


And apparently Google is pretty damn accurate, because lord knows when my last haircut, pedicure, or hairstyle was!

Now a cold shower, that could be due to mr. yummy consultant coming in every few days...

and I definitely have party needs. Like, sometimes I just need to party...

*OH. you say I got it wrong?  that it's supposed to be more like, "My party needs.... some more cowbell?"

Friday, December 5, 2014

Nothing like a Little Halloween...

How about a little Halloween in December?!

Cuz that's how we roll...

It was during E's weekend in Canada with his BIL that we kicked off our fall festivities with a little Mom&Me breakfast at Dunkin (he was so well behaved!)

After that, we headed out to the local pumpkin patch with The Girls (The Girls being MIL, SILs, and E's aunt and cousin) (and by "local" I mean that SIL navigated us to the wrong town, so we went 30 minutes out of the way... lol)

We (The Girls) went to this pumpkin patch because of it's Haunted Hayride, which - let's be honest - I was glad to have Button as the excuse to not attend because I'm the biggest wuss when it comes to All Things Scary!
(And while we're being honest - Button was TOTALLY unimpressed with the "kiddie" hayride,  I'm sure he would have totally rocked on the Scary one!)

They had a cute petting zoo with goats that Button tried to make-out with... (after of course, he tried to pick their nose...)

We tried to get him to sit cute in front of The Perfect Picture backdrop, and it lasted for a bit - he just never would look straight at the camera(s! Grandma, one great aunt and 3 aunts all had their phones out!)

 We spent the next day scaling a tree-top fort (ssh don't tell Button it was really his 2ft plastic TreeTopTreeHouse) and conquering the forest (really, just the one ginormous tree in our backyard) while waiting for Daddy to return from Canada:

The next weekend was actual  Halloween (and forgive me if this is duplicitous, I'm too lazy to go look and see if I've already posted these... because if I have, they're cute enough to get a double post!)
(speaking of duplicitous - I'm getting hardcore DejaVue when thinking of typing up his Halloween Parade story - so I have a strong feeling I already told you about how I cried when I thought I was going to miss him, yada yada yada)

Let's not forget FoodieFriday:
The coolest Cookie-cutter ever...
Found, Bought, Baked!