Monday, December 15, 2008

Just Cute...

So Titan Boy made me drag mini #3 shopping with me yesterday. He is now at the age where he will not ride in a stroller and loves to climb under clothing racks but whatever he's really cute so he can get away with it.

Anyway, we went to Sears to hit the Lands End Sales and while there he grabbed one of their GIANT rubber duckies to drag around with him. This thing is huge, like the size of a small dog or something and costs $20. Of course he begs me to buy it and I say "no" cause I am mean like that plus Christmas is coming , etc. etc.

Well, right in front of the checkout is this poster of Santa announcing when he is coming to Sears. Well, Mini #3 walks right up to the picture and says....

"santa cwaws, duckie duckie, pweez pweez pweez"

So guess what came home wrapped in tissue stapled into a bag so no one could see it?

Welcome Home Giant Sailor Duckie, Welcome Home!
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ok I fell off the deep end...

into the abyss of retail at Christmas! Ugh there are just not enough hours in the day anymore.

Since I last posted I have...worked WAY TOO Much, Read all four books in the Twilight series, seen the movie twice and watched my favorite football team from the sidelines of last weeks game!

No I cannot complain, life is good....just going by way too quickly!

Have lots of stories and adventures to catch you up on but I have to go finish (start) my December marketing calendar (I know it's the 10th already!)

Tahoe Girl

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I am on the Bandwagon Now!

So after all the hype I finally broke down and bought the book....yes, Twilight!

OMG! I have never read a book so fast! I ignored many things yesterday to just sit and read. It was amazing! You HAVE to get this book! I cannot wait to read the next three and see the movie!

So what it's a tween book!

I now have Edward Cullen on my mind at ALL TIMES!

Tahoe Girl

Friday, November 21, 2008

I swear I am not vain!

I had the perfect day planned...

it included a 11:45am hair appt to have my hair straightened (I know Hairgirl you didn't want me to do it but I hated my curly hair). The appointment went great until the end when I asked the girl why one side was uneven. Here's how it went from there...

TG: Um, what is up with this side? Why is it so uneven looking?
Stylist: Well it is because it is so thin.
TG: Oh I know my hair has always fine but this seems different.
Stylist: No I said thin, not fine. Your hair is thinning. You need to start using hair growth shampoo etc. to get your hair to stop thinning.
TG: WTF? Seriously (point where I almost start crying)

OK, WTF? My hair is thinning? Like falling out? Now I have to use special shampoos and rub some foam on my hairline? Did I mention I am not even 35?

I am not a vain person. Today I have on NO makeup, sweats and running shoes. But I have to have HAIR! Seriously?

Of course I have made an emergency haircut appt with Hairgirl in an effort to find someway to make it look thicker but now I am all stressed! My great grandma was completely BALD! Her hair slept on the table by her bed next to her teeth. Is that next?

Oh boy! What is Titan Boy gonna think when he wakes up next to a bald girl that used to be his wife?

Tahoe Girl

Here comes crazy...

So we are quickly approaching THAT TIME OF YEAR! You know the one, never enough hours in the day, too many things on the to do list, etc. etc. etc. I am ready this year....I have stocked the freezer with dinners, made the plans for the two Christmas Shop A Thons, remodeled the store....

Oh who am I kidding?

Ready? Me? Yeah that's funny!

Tahoe Girl

P.S. The freezer is stocked but if you don't take dinner out the night before you still have to order takeout!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Busted Again.....

The oldest Mini Tahoe seems to have alittle problem these days...

Trying to BUY stuff on the internet. He gets all the way to the checkout page before he realizes he doesn't have a credit card. Our fabulous nanny caught him again the other day. The first time he got caught did not end well form my check card...

Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Last but not least...

Ok so I hardly ever talk about the littlest tahoe. I guess he will have to get used to that in life cause there are no pictures of him anywhere, not even the thought of a baby book or anything. The mother guilt is kicking in here. I know I am not the only one here who has more kids than she knows what to do with and has forgotten some details as she gets through but I digress....

The reason I started this post this way is because...

Today my nanny was sick so I got to play "mommy" all afternoon. This started with picking up little stud (littlest tahoe's new nickname) from preschool. After the shocked look on his face wore off in the carpool lane we headed back to my office to see if I could still get some work done. Of course this included a swing thru the golden arches drive thru to grab some lunch. The whole time we were in line he kept saying "growns peeece". After the fifteenth time I finally figured out this meant playground please. Due to the fact that I had tons of work to do I said "no not today but maybe another day". Little stud thinks for a minute and says "cookie then". Umm what? "COOKIE PEEECE" comes quickly from the backseat again. "Oh you want a cookie?" Little stud says "YES!" and I am thinking, ok not too bad compromise.

That was until he insisted on eating the three pack of cookies before the chicken nuggets. And you know what is the worst part? I let him!

I am such a sucker for a cute little blond haired blue eyed boy in a madras carseat that it is embarrassing. I would have argued with Sassy Tahoe until we both were out of breath on this issue but no, Little Stud has mommy right where he wants me!

Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Please explain....

Why when someone you know has a stomach bug do they have to give you details about it when you didn't even ask? Just call me and say "sorry I might be a little late today I might have a stomach bug" or how about NO DETAILS AT ALL! I don't want to know that you have had the "squirts" or the "loosey goosey's" or any other thing you call it! That is your business NOT MINE!

Personally it's just gross to think about and that is exactly what your making the person your describing it to think about! JUST STOP THE MADNESS I CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE!

Tahoe Girl

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Turn!!!

Oh yea, it was finally my turn......

No you did not misread that, I got all of them and the attack began early last week.It went a little something like this...

Tuesday: Tahoe Girl wakes up and is freezing cold all day! But no big deal because it was freezing cold outside and the heat isn't working at the store. Titan Boy is out of town so I take some advil and get in bed early to watch tv.

Wednesday: Wake up and throat hurts along with a stiff sore neck, oh and some swollen glands..decide I am not waiting around to get worse so I head to work and then the doctor...Doctor is fabulous and precedes to let me know that I am doomed! Here are my Best/Worst Case Scenarios...

Best Case Scenario: This just turns in to a really bad cold and you feel bad for 3 to 7 days
Worst Case Scenarios (Yes there were 3) 1. This turns into a sinus infection 2. This turns into an ear infection 3. this turns into brochitis

With that knowledge in hand (along with 2 prescriptions) I head home to deal with my lovely health forecast. Take the painkiller Doc gives me and go to bed.

Thursday starts off OK but I have to give myself a peptalk in the driveway just to get the kids to school. As I am leaving to get Sassy to school. Mini#1's school calls and says to come get him he barfed all over the bus! Great, now I need another pep talk cause I am stuck with barf boy all day. I get everyone to their respected place and head to work cause I have serious deadlines that I have to be met. Tell myself as soon as the boxes are sealed I can go put my PJ's on and go to bed. I finally got home at 6:30pm. Thank goodness Titan Boy came home that night! He helped get everyone in the bath or bed and did not bat an eye that I crawled straight on the couch and started to cry! I lost it! Finally I get in the bad...I WILL feel better tomorrow!

Friday: The Plague arrives in full force at 4:10am. I wake up and just fall apart. Everything hurts, bones, muscles, the hair on my head, EVERYTHING!!!!! I cant even think about anything but throwing myself in front of the school bus! I crawl back into bed where I stay until Sunday afternoon. I missed everything, Halloween, Candy, Parties, Pumpkins, but worst of all getting the mini's all ready to trick or treat! Yep, I missed it all! I even had to break down and call my mom to come take care of me. She called the doctor back and then went to get me medicine from the pharmacy (and a strawberry milkshake cause mt throat was so swollen I could not swallow) It was horrible! I don't ever remember being this sick in my whole life!

By Sunday when I wasn't getting better I went back to the doctor. He told me the best way to fix me was to cut my head off! I told you it was bad. Turns out the meds they gave me were not string enough so here's mi diagnosis and the cure....

Diagnosis: Sinus Infection, Double Ear Infection, Upper Resparitory (sp?)Infection, and Tonsillitis even though I have not had tonsils since 1991! The doctor actually said "Oh My" when he saw my throat. Thats not something you want to hear from a doctor, EVER!

The Cure: Stronger Antibiotics, Stronger Pain Killer, Steroids and a Big Shot of Something in the ARSE! (The shot hurt like a son of a bitch)

Now 24 hours after 2nd Doctor's visit. I am cured!!!! Back to normal.Feel Great!

Couldn't we have just done this from the beginning?

Tahoe Girl all drugged up but better!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Oh My I am SOOO Behind...

Here is some of the catching up I have to do....

Thank you Pink,Green and Southern for my AWARD! This put a smile on my face this morning!!!! The rules are I have to tell you 6 things that make me happy and tag six blogs as winners!

OK, here goes...
Top Six Things That make Me Happy....
1. My adorable children (adorable when they are not screaming, fighting and buying random things on ebay...tell ya later)
2. Titan Boy's New Wheels on the Titan...(Oh that makes him happy not me oops)
3. All My Smiling Employees showing up for work on time
4. Customers with cash in their pockets to buy stuff in the store!
5. My absentee ballot all done and ready to go in the mail.
6. Oh and shimmer tights and leotards (Curious check out The Lawyer's Wife or Hair Girl for more details)

Ok so maybe these are not all the things that make me happy but the ones on the top of todays list!

Now to Tag 6 Bloggers...*** I will have to get back to this part cause I can't find my list!

Okay, 2nd TAG of the Week...
Mom on the Run tagged me with
"Fourth of Fourth". I pick the 4th picture in the 4th folder, tell you about it and then tag 4 people.

This would be a picture of Titan Boy in our annual Easter Lawn Tractor race at a neighbors house! I couldn't be more proud. We never win the race but we always get Best in Show cause our orange lawn tractor has a hood ornament and lady silhouette stickers on the flaps! WOO HOO!

Now I tag:
Lawyers Wife
Hair Girl
Green Magsterpie

Have fun girls...more catching up tomorrow!
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lost, please return

Lost: Last Two Weeks

If Found Please Return to Tahoe Girl

Can someone please tell me where the last two weeks went? I am afraid I am going to wake up tomorrow and it will be January 2009. AGHHH!

Very Behind as Usual,
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kids and Computers!

So late this afternoon I am helping a customer at the store. Sweet lady. She and I have been working on a project for her bedroom for a couple of weeks now. Anyway, my pocket starts vibrating and I check to make sure its not my children trying to get a hold of me. (please know that I only interrupt a customer if it is my children not just to chit chat on the phone)

Ok so here are the two emails I got...
#1 You Have Won! Ebay Item #1234567 is yours!
#2 Invoice for Ebay Item # 1234567

Ok, I am at work and have not bid on anything on ebay in months. So at first I think it is a scam. I have bought computers and cameras on ebay before but somehow my ship to address was in Malaysia, when I live in GA.

Oh no this was not a mistake or a scam. I am now the proud owner of a Battle Set of Bakugans. If you are lucky enough not to know what those are they are the hottest thing in the world to an 8 year old boy. They also cost $40 on ebay but $20 at Target.

I immediately call home. Get Super Nanny on the phone and find out Mini Tahoe #1 is playing outside but before that he was on the computer. I ask her to put him on the phone....

TG: Mini what were you doing on the computer?
MT#1: Oh playing games and looking up Bakugans. I saw a cool battle pack.
TG: Ugh, did you buy it?
MT#1: NO, how could I do that? I just pushed the arrow button to see more pictures.
TG: Ugh, you bought them. That arrow said "Buy IT Now".
MT#1: OH, um, oh, are they coming in the mail? It's no big deal mom it's only $40.
TG: Do you have $40? Cause that is alot of money.
MT#1: No, but since they are coming anyway can I have them?
TG:?????????? We will talk about it when I get home.
MT#!: OK Mom. I love you!

Great! Turns out my computer saves my ebay passwords, etc and he was able to buy himself some new Bakugans! I emailed the seller hoping to play into his sympathys but somehow I doubt it. What Mini doesn't know is I already bought that set and they are in the dining room drawer to be his next reward for good numbers at school!

The best part of all is when Titan Boy got home he was talking to mini#1 about computer usage etc ...
TB: Mini you need to be very careful when you are on Ebay....
MT#1: Dad what is Ebay?

Guess that answers everything!
Tahoe Girl $40 in the hole

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Crazy then, Crazier Now

Over the past few months I have been reconnecting with old friends. My best friend from growing up, guy I had a crush on in middle school, youth group friends just to name a few. Now the great thing about this has been the friendships I have rekindled and the new friendships I have made by meeting spouses etc, but some of these people have just lost a few "important" pieces to the puzzle over the years and have gone completely crazy....

For example....
1. Very Cute Guy I had a crush on in High School
Then: Super Bad Boy with a criminal record (nothing really bad just teenager stuff)
Now: Married with a baby and a total jump to the other side with a huge emphasis in religion and clean living with herbs and vitamins

2. Friend from childhood who thinks we all want copies of her "glamour shots".

3. This is my favorite...Youth Group Guy who has always been odd.
Then: Older guy hanging with younger girls to be cool I guess, we just used him for the free rides
Now: Turns out he had a big crush on my dear friend (who is now married and lives in another state) and has recently found her using one of the many internet based profile sites. Anyway, he lives in another country now and is sending her song lyrics and poems, telling her she has screwed his world all up again, comments on all her pictures, etc. etc. Basically he has become a cyber "stalker".

Wanna know the best part?

She doesn't even remember who he is! Yep,she is drawing a total blank! And he wants to know why she won't respond to his emails!!!!

SO have you had any fun meeting up with old friends lately? If so I would love to here about it!
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Makeovers Pre-K Style....

Sassy Mini Tahoe Strikes again! Only this time it was at school!

Yesterday I get a note home saying "Sassy Tahoe needs to leave the nail polish and makeup at home". Umm Okay?

So the investigation begins....

Here is how the conversation went down...

TG: Sassy did you take something to school today that you were not supposed to?
ST: (Big SMile) No mommy, why do you ask?
TG: Really, nothing?
ST: Oh, you mean my makeup and nail polish?
TG: Yes, that is exactly what I mean. You know that you can only play with that at home when mommy is watching.
ST: I know but we opened a salon at school and those girls needed makeovers!

SO this morning I go to school with her to remove the "contraband" and ask the teacher all the details. (Making sure she knows I did not let her bring it to school.)

Turns out she had quite a list of clients waiting in line at her salon! They all had makeovers, complete with blue glitter eye shadow, and manicures.

Now I dont know if you have ever had a manicure via a 5 year old so let's just say they had "pink thumbs!"

Can't wait to hear about todays adventures!
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Top Ten Things I Have Always Wanted To Say To Customers...

1. It's just thread, we are not curing cancer here. Relax!
2. You have bad taste.Those colors are ugly.
3. Yes your item will be ready today. It will be today until midnight tonight and I will have it ready by then.
4. No it's not okay for your child to lick the luvies or "play" with the dolls.
5. No you cannot have your stuff done today. We do not monogram while you wait.
6. No you are not friends with the owner. I have never met you before in my life.
7. We are closed. I am not opening everything back up so you can get "Just One Thing".
8. It is not our fault you misspelled your child's name.
9. We stopped our buy one get one promotion because of cheap ass people like you who bring us dirty pee stained stuff and then bitch about how it turned out.
10. No you cannot have a discount because your rich (or think you are).

Ok, i feel a little better now. I'd feel a wholelotbetter if this damn space bar was not broken on the right side?????

Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dear Blog,

I am sorry that I have been ignoring you lately. I now you feel like you are not a priority in my life and that is simply not true. I have been busy, very busy. The mini tahoes have had baseball, cub scouts, cheerleading, croup, fevers, rashes, homework, teachers resign, teachers birthdays, and needed clean clothes. Work has been absolutely crazy now that am down to four employees and we won't even talk about Titan Boy.

I know this is no excuse and you deserve to be back at the top of the list. I promise to work harder to keep you up to date on all the happenings at the Tahoe Household. Soon we will be hand in hand again gossiping and sharing all the fun things in life. Please don't turn your back on me. I need you. You keep me sane.

I will be back tomorrow for a visit.

Pinky Swear.

Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Just Plain Crazy

I think hurricanes must churn up all the nastiness in the air and just throw it around cause nothing seems to be going right these days! The kids have been sick, work is super crazy and every customer is just GRUMPY! Even the ones who should be happy are grumpy!

I have an answer to this problem...the government should start putting Zoloft in the water! Then everyone would be happy and all the worlds problems would be fixed! That's all it will take a little "happy water" and we will all be smiley and giggly!

Who should I pitch my idea to first....The President of the US or the President of the Drug Company?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Please stand by for this importance message..

soon this blog will be back to its very funny self.
very soon!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Muscle Shirt or Leotard?

Ok, I have had enough. Why don't the same rules apply to men's workout attire that apply to womens?

What makes men think it is ok to wear the same thing to the grocery store or school function that they wear to the gym? Now it's one thing if you just left the gym and your stopping by the store to pick up some milk but these men are obviously skipping the gym completely. There is hair sticking out everywhere and like 5 gold chains. Oh yeah and white ringed athletic socks up to their knees!...seriously I think I might lose it the next one I see.

How would they like it if we went to their company party in a Leotard?

Tahoe Girl

Sunday, August 24, 2008

And the winner is...

Ok I thought it only fair that if you listed your embarrassing IPOD songs I should do the same! Here goes....

1.Romeo by Dolly Parton (Hey I always sing along)
2. Nine to Five by Dolly Parton ( I see a trend here)
3. It's Raining Men by the Weather Girls
4. Thank God I'm A country boy by John Denver
5. 2 yes 2 songs by Meatloaf

I am sure if I looked further into the thing I could find more!!!

And last but not least.....
The WINNER of the Sassy Happy is JULIE from The Primrose Princesses!

Email me your details and I will send you your sassy happy gift!

Thanks for all the comments!
Tahoe Girl

Friday, August 22, 2008

Down to the Wire!

Ok girls we are nearing the end of the Most Embarrassing IPOD songs for a Sassy Happy! Make sure you leave your comment below cause I will be drawing the name tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Titan Boy Busted!

OK, i know we all have some crazy stuff on our Ipods. Admit it! I definitely do! There is a crazy array of songs on there, some I would even be embarrassed to tell you.

Last night as I was preparing for a long night of work ahead of me I stopped in the kitchen to kiss mini #1 on the head. I noticed Titan Boy in the corner jammin to my IPOD. As soon as I turned around he turned red and started hitting buttons....HMM, thats fishy so I run over to look at what he was listening too.

We he couldn't push the buttons fast enough and he was BUSTED! Oh yeah! BIG.TIME!!!!

He had Celine Dion's To Love You More cranked and he was almost singing right along!!

He started laughing so hard he could barely breathe.!!!

So this got me thinking...What is the craziest thing on your IPOD that you would be embarrassed to admit? For everyone who comments with the 5 funniest songs between now and Saturday I will put your names in a hat a draw one for a SASSY HAPPY SURPRISE!!!
All you have to do is CONFESS!

Tahoe Girl

Sunday, August 17, 2008

New Job Opportunity

The other evening I opened my inbox and found a new job opportunity waiting for me...

I got an offer from "Fantasy Chat" to become an operator! Oh what fun this could be. I am not sure of the hours and how I would do it with my crazy schedule but I am thinking since I have a cell phone and could take calls anywhere that this might be the way to put the mini's thru college!

Here's how I imagine a conversation might go...
Tahoe Girl ...(in sexy fantasy chat voice) "Hello and welcome to Fantasy Chat. What's your fantasy?"
TG: Oh, mine too...what are you wearing?

TG:HEY STOP HITTING YOUR SISTER! Oh sorry, where were we...yes, that feels so good...I like that..I SAID TO LEAVE HER ALONE AND EAT YOUR DINNER! Oh my I'm so sorry about that I really wish you were here so we could...IF I HAVE TO STOP THIS CAR SOMEONE IS GOING TO BE IN BIG TROUBLE!!!!
TG: Ohh thats better now I can focus everything on you ...HAVE A GOOD DAY AT PRACTICE SWEETIE!'s just you and me....OHHH WHATS THAT SMELL?....sorry I'm gonna have to call you back!

I can only imagine my side of the conversation as I think the other end might be too embarrassing for all of us!

Somehow I don't think I would get the job after all....

Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Now I have seen everything....

To fix one of my machines that was down a trip to Sears was required. Reluctantly I ran up there and headed straight for the tool section, not one I frequent often.

After finding my metric allen wrenches I head for the checkout (Of course after browsing the clearance Lands End stuff). On my way I overheard this conversation...

"Now that's how you buy something on ebay. You just need to paypal them the money."

I turned around expecting to find employees surfing on the clock and found two elderly gentleman at one of the "shop Sears online" computers. One was teaching the other one how to buy something on ebay and setup a paypal account. It was a riot to see two men in jeans, flannel and suspenders surfing the net at Sears!

What do you think they were buying?
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cleavers or The Addams Family??

How come you can start the first morning back to school with everyone around the table all "Cleaver" Style then on the second day you have breakfast with The Addams Family?

Tahoe Girl

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Supermom Strikes Again!...

It's 8:30 and I am on the couch with my laptop blogging....

Kids are asleep,Titan Boy is at the store, clothes are laid out and the backpacks are ready by the door...

This is too good to be true....

What am I missing......

Tahoe Girl

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Hiding the Jewelry....

No not from burglars or anything, from the mini tahoes....

Scenes from my closet part 1:
Thurs Am, trying to get dressed for work and Sassy Tahoe comes into my closet and starts asking me about these little jewelry pouches I have from my grandmother. I begin to tell her all about them when she chimes in....

ST: Mom, you know what you need? You need a gold kit for all your old gold! You call the number and they send the kit right to your door. You don't have to do anything except put your old gold in the kit and mail it back to them! The mailman does the hard part and then they will send you CASH for your jewelry. And you can use that cash to go on vacation, or pay bills or buy me stuff! (Without taking a breath)You really need that gold kit for all your old gold. And they will send you CASH mom for vacation!

She recited the ENTIRE commercial almost word for word. I was so shocked that all I could say was "Do you think you watch too much TV?" (keep in mind she is 4!)

Scenes from my closet part 1.......
Saturday PM, I am ironing and Mini #1 comes in to visit

He is checking out stuff on the dresser and opens my jewelry box.

MT#1: Mom, you have a lot of know what you need? That goldkit from TV. They will send you cash for your jewelry. And which would you rather or jewelry?

OK....WTF? All they are proving is that they watch WAY too much TV and that infomercials definitely do work!

Oh but I found the list of stuff they are buying people for Christmas...

Grandma....Aqua Globes
Mom....Lite Up Craft Cutter
and I am sure our stockings will be filled with Oxi Clean and Hercules Hooks....

Tahoe Girl

Monday, August 4, 2008

She's Back!....

Supermom that is! School is just around the corner and I am feeling the summer of takeout and drive thru guilt! Yesterday I worked all day to stock the freezer with healthy meals!

It started with a trip to the store (three mini's in tow as Titan Boy was camping with the guys.) When we got there we found out the playroom was CLOSED! Why on earth would I take three mini's shopping? I tried to get the customer service guy to let them play cashier with him but he said they weren't tall enough to reach the scanner. So down all the aisles we go! Turns out mini #1 is great at chasing mini #3 when he runs off or returning all the items mini# 3 secretly throws in the cart. All he got away with was a box of store brand marshmallow cereal! That's better than when it's just me! I got lots of sympathetic looks from people like "Aww look at the crazy lady with all the kids!" or the giggles from the "grandparent" group. Yeah, they thought to themselves "Payback is a B**ch!" Anyway, $300 later we were headed home with a car full of good stuff!

I spent the rest of the day cooking and prepping! It was great fun actually, helped to make the summer take out guilt go away! We ended up with 8 meals in the freezer and dinner for today ready for the crockpot. Somehow I also got 6 loads of laundry done!

I went to bed feeling satisfied and content that my kids will have a few healthy meals on school nights!

Ahh, the problem is Supermom only comes in spurts and I am sure she is gonna be gone soon. Oh well, she was great while she was here!

Tahoe Girl

Friday, August 1, 2008

I am offically a mom!

I'm sure you wondering what this means since I have three mini tahoes right?

Last night's conversation with the oldest:

Mini # 1: Mom, why are you mad?

Me: I'm not mad. Why do you think I'm mad?

Mini # 1: You have your mad face on.

There ya go, I am offically a mom cause I have a "Mad Face".

"Mad" Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

80's Wild Child......

Your 80s Hunk Is

John Stamos

This is SOOO appropriate after my Sunday visit to the Poison concert (more on that later!)

80"s Girl at Heart!
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, July 24, 2008

just plain fun to read ...

I got this adorable award this week and it is time for me to pass it on. I love to sit down and catch up on my blog reading. It provides me with laughs and giggles and a break from the craziness of running a business and raising three kids. But, I must say some of them are more fun than others. Oh you know the ones, the ones you silently scream "yes" when they post cuz it's just so fun to catch up. Well, here are my picks for passing on the award.

Hair Girl - you truly are just plain fun to read. Who else understands the crazy people we encounter on a daily basis. The doitathomers that want us to fix it all yesterday and charge them basically nothing to do it.

Fill my Subscription - oh you are funny! And I am so glad that I only sell monogramming and do not have to provide people with their drugs. I might have to kill a few if I did!

Green Magsterpie - you have the greatest job and I love reading all about it. Seriously? You get paid to plan parties and the best kind ... outside!

Go ahead girls and pass it on!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Everybody has a hero....

When I was a kid I never missed an episode of Wonder Woman. I wanted to be her so bad! I even had the "underoos" set so every night I would dress like her! How could you not love a woman who had an invisible plane and a magic lasso?

SO fast forward 30 years...I still love Wonder Woman and I still want to be her. Some days I think I am her and try and do too much. (Just without the lasso or the invisible plane) I currently even have the Wonder Woman Theme song as my ring tone (Which drives The Lawyers Wife crazy!) But recently I received the best piece of Wonder Woman a grown woman could ask for...

My own personal Wonder Woman Cape!

Ahh yes, thanks to my VBF Ms Everything Coach, I am now the proud owner of a fabulous cape. Which I have been known to wear around the office on occasion when I need to feel the power...

I think I see a Halloween Costume in the making...anyone got the boots I can borrow?
Tahoe Girl

Preppy Monogrammed GIfts...

Ok I am a sucker for a good deal and The Lawyers Wife is offering FREE SHIPPING thru July 30th over at Monogram Me! Please visit her new site and check out her adorable gifts and monogrammed items! I already have my list started!

Happy Shopping!
Tahoe Girl

Friday, July 18, 2008

8 days and counting....

til I am 5 rows away from my fave hair band leader. Already have the outfit picked out but not sure about the shoes....

I know you never would have guessed this about me but I am a girl from the 80's!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ok, I survived...

It is over. One more carload and it's done! And I am proud to say I only came up with two more etiquette points to share....(I promise these are it until I face another crowd!)

1. When riding an escalator with all your wide arse friends DO NOT STOP at at the top to discuss the plan. There is then a traffic jam created on the escalator as the rest of us have to ride to the top and run into your big arse! Move over to the side and then get your map or book or diagram or whatever is your getting out!
2. The same above rule applies when you come to a four way in between booths. This is not a gathering spot, it's a walkway for people walking! Take you and your friends over to the side so traffic can pass!

Ahh, I feel much better now! Now I can go on about filling all these orders we received and packing up the samples for their new home....a permanent showroom. Yep, hopefully, no more trade shows for me for a very long time (September is a long time right?) I might even bag the one in Sept, well maybe not, it's in Vegas! Good excuse to go right?

The show went well, we had fun, meet new people but are totally exhausted. One thing I should have done was take pics to share some fashion pics with you. I saw the funniest things ever while down there but will share more later.

Just a quick tip to get you started......
Double check how the lighting makes you look in your pants before you leave your hotel room. Better yet ask a friend "Can you see my V-Jay Jay through these pants?"

Yep, that's all I am gonna say for now.....
and The Lawyers Wife can back me up on this one!
Tahoe Girl

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Just Plain Tacky

Ok, I pinky swear that I will not spend the next five days griping about trade show bliss if you just hear me out....
I can tolerate a lot! I am very laid back and easy going, that is until I bust you with your camera phone taking pictures of my merchandise so you can go back and make it your self! Have some damn consideration of all the hours I spend researching and creating these fabulous things! Have some respect for other people and don't be so damn RUDE! And don't look shocked when I politely ask you to delete them! The rules say NO CAMERAS for a reason!

I know that there are no original ideas left, i get that! I, myself, cruise the internet or other people's stuff for inspiration. But i do it with respect for your hard work. I don't take your product, take a picture and then do it myself. That's just TACKY!

Just fake it and request a catalog, that has pictures in it, and then copy me when I'm not looking! At least then I don't know you did it! (But your conscious does!)

A little better now but still pissed!
Tahoe Girl

Friday, July 11, 2008

Crowd Etiquette...

As I get psyched for this weekends gift show I thought I would share some crowd etiquette with you that many people obviously don't know.....

1. Treat pathways, sidewalks, whatever just like you do the road when driving...walk to the right side. DO NOT WALK DOWN THE MIDDLE OF AN AISLE SO THAT YOUR DOUBLE WIDE ARSE BLOCKS THE ENTIRE WAY! Same goes for walking on the left side. Treat it like traffic people.

2. When waiting on an elevator please allow the people on it to get off before you try and get on! DO NOT BLOCK the entrance with your big head and then get mad when the people on it step on you trying to get off. Wait patiently for them to disembark the elevator. NO ONE IS LEAVING WITHOUT YOU. (Another elevator note....DO NOT GET MAD AT PEOPLE IN THE BACK WHO WANT TO GET OFF THE ELEVATOR AND YOU HAVE TO MOVE!)

3. If you are a janitorial worker of a large convention center please be aware of the size of your supplies. You too can block up a walkway with your giant trash thingy if you stop in the middle to chit chat with your fellow workers! And keep in mind that a women with 2 suitcases who just walked 3 city blocks and rode an elevator with grumpy self righteous people does not want to play chicken with you to see who gets out of the way first. I'm only polite to a piont and then I will not so kindly tell you to "Get The F**K Out Of My Way!"

4. As I know it can be difficult to park a large vehicle inside the city limits that doesn't mean that the yellow parking lines do not apply to you! Either learn how to park that land yacht (which yes I drive too but I can not only parallel park the mono tahoe I can turn it into a parking space in one shot!) or take public transportation. (If you are a parking attendant I think you should charge these people double!)

I am sure many more helpful tips will come to me over the next 5 days...I will keep you posted!

Tahoe Girl

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Give Me A Cookie!

Tonight Tahoe Girl is beat!

I played "SuperMom" today and spent the whole day with the kids. Just Me!

It started with a trip to Sam's. I know, how exciting, but with 3 kids in tow ya never know how the whole thing is gonna go down.

Then playin some Wii while mini#3 took a quick nap. I am gonna be sore again tomorrow from that WiiFit game I bought but it swears I'll lose weight!

After the clouds passed we were off to the ZOO! I piled them in the Monogrammed Tahoe and off we headed downtown to see the animals. Our zoo is pretty good and since we are members it's cheap entertainment for 2 hours.

There was no one there! We just about had the whole place to ourselves which makes me relieved when i have them all by myself. We saw everything, the animals were all front and center for our viewing pleasure. While this was not mini#3's first visit to the zoo, I think this was the first time he really understood what was happening. In the Gorilla house the momma gorilla came and sat down on the ledge right in front of us (like 2 feet through plexiglass) and ate her snack. He was not real keen on this idea so he tried to hide behind me. He loved the lemurs though and I think I might get him one for his birthday! (just kiddin, I know they are wild animals but they are soo cute and fuzzy!)

The best part was the orangutans. They are always so funny to watch but today was the best. One of the little ones was sitting right at the edge before the "moat" that separates us from them. Being the fun mom that I am I start waving and talking to him like I would any toddler. I was also eating animal crackers. He stares straight out at me and puts his hand out. I look around behind me and then say "Do you want a cookie?" He then nods and puts his hand out again! So at this point how can I refuse? So mini#1 and I start trying to get one across the moat. Turns out if you throw a animal cracker like a frisbee you can get it to go about 12 feet. As soon as it hits the grass he runs and has his snack (after he licks and smells it of course) He then turns and runs up the hill satisfied! The kids thought that was the best part!

We finished seeing all the animals and then headed for the Varsity for dinner. The kids favorite place since they will serve you in the car. Thing hanging on the window and all.

After lots of greasy food we headed home satisfied with our family fun day.

Tonight I will sleep good after seeing the smiles on all three of those little faces!
Tahoe Girl

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th to All!

The Tahoe family spent the morning of the 4th with The Lawyers Wife, Hair Girl and Clemson Girl at a parade! Between us all there were nine kids waving American Flags! Surprisingly no one is missing an eye at this point! Fun was had by all and there was lots to see as it is an election year and everyone was out in FULL force to raise support! Every politician within a ten mile radius was there and they had dragged along all their families and friends too! My favorite part was definitely the Miss "Everythings"! From Tiny Miss State Fair to Big Mrs of the County, they were all there with their parade waves on! Now, I have to say some were perfect at their job but many others missed the memos on how to wave and or dress for this type of event!

After watching most of the parade mini sassy tahoe has decided she wants to be in the parade next year and is ready to hit the pageant circuit if necessary to get her own float in the parade! Oh, this sure sounds like it is going to be lots of fun! Oh, I can't wait! State Fair Pageants here I come! (I know you can hear the excitement in my voice!) She was decked out in full red, white and blue for the event so I am including her pic cause she looked so darn cute!

The afternoon consisted of naps and lounging around, cause since we got up so early to get everyone to the parade on time we were alittle tired. The late afternoon brought swimming at GiGi's and then of course FIREWORKS! GiGi's neighborhood always has a big display on the golf course but one of her neighbors put them to shame this year! He had stuff going on for hours! Big ones, little ones, loud ones and of course some duds but the kids loved it! All of them except mini #3. He was shaking he was scared so bad! When it was all over I turned to him and said "Did you like the fireworks?" Now, he doesn't talk yet cause he is still little but he shook his head so hard to say no that I thought he rattled his own brain!

Hope everyone had a safe and Happy 4th!
Tahoe Girl

Monday, June 30, 2008

Way to go Titan Boy!

On Saturday Titan Boy competed in our neighborhood Best Athlete Challenge. I was so proud of him for even entering once he found out it wasn't a gag! 8 sporting events in 5 hours! He started the event with 35 to 1 odds on winning. Now, the odds were right on! He came in 8th place, even below the guy who dropped out half way through! I felt bad for him but he did win 3 hours with a personal trainer, which he is obviously going to take advantage of. Now he is motivated to kick butt next year! Which of course means he wants me in on the action! (And I could stand to get in better shape!) SO today I bought him a present.....Wii Fit! We are gonna play video games to lose weight and get in shape. How crazy does that sound? The manager of the video game store swears it works, her son lost 12 lbs with it so there must be hope for us "old" people!

I will keep you posted on our progress! Don't laugh if I pull a muscle playing video games!
Tahoe Girl

Saturday, June 28, 2008

I'm New At This...

So as you can tell my traveling has picked up to a crazy level! I went about 8 years in between airplane trips until April when I have been traveling monthly ever since. So needless to say I had never used a park and ride lot. You know the ones, park, pay a fortune to leave your car and come back when your trip is over. Last time I traveled (pre mini tahoes) you just parked at the airport and walked on in!

So I decide at 4:30am which lot to use and I pull in. I notice the bus sitting up front waiting for the people to get in. I think ohh I can do this! I park my monogrammed tahoe, grab my luggage and start the journey to the bus. As I am walking down my aisle another bus starts coming down the aisle and she is honking at me. I am annoyed but move out of the way thinking that is why she is honking. So I weave through a couple aisles of cars and there she is again honking at me! At this point I am totally annoyed. How rude to honk at someone for walking down the aisles with her big ol suitcase.

SO I finally make it to the bus up front, the driver opens the door and as I am about to board says" I'm out of service, didn't you hear that other bus honking at you? She was trying to pick you up!" I am mortified. I know realize this poor driver has been following me trying to get my attention! SO I stand and wait for her to come back to get me and when she opens the door she says (With a bus full of business men laughing) "Let me guess, you have never done this before!"

Turns out (which I have done everytime since) your supposed to park, grab your luggage and wait by your car until they come around to get you!

See you learn something every day!
Tahoe Girl

Friday, June 27, 2008

SO Far Behind...

I know it has been forever since I posted. It has been crazy, I have been traveling and shuffling kids every which way!

The Dallas Show was fun but not really great in sales. I met some really great people! You can learn so much just hanging out at a trade show! (Good, bad and who wants to hook up with who!) Really, it's like an adult singles bar in many ways. I did not partake as Titan Boy and my's anniversary was last week, I thought that might be a little rude!

Once I was back I had to deal with employee issues. Now I am a few employees shorter than when I started but what do you do? (Don't be the boss, it can be the worst part of owning your own business) We are not to busy right now so hopefully I can get caught up before the back to school rush starts in a few weeks!

I will share more stories from the road later. Just wanted to post that I hadn't disappeared!
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Explain this one...

Okay, I was faced with a math dilemma today see if you can help....

Why was it cheaper for me to buy a new printer ($30) at Walmart here in Dallas tonight than it was to get all my stuff printed at K**ko's? How's that for going green? I need to do some serious catalog updates before the show starts on Friday and the copy place would cost over $75??? That's crazy, so now I have another little printer that will go home with me in my suitcase!

The rental car goddess was shining on me today as well! After the last time I rented a car and ended up with the giant marshmallow, I totally expected a Mercury Mistake (Mystique) or something with only 3inches of leg room. But NO! I am driving a CHERRY RED MUSTANG! This is tons of fun and I hope I don't get a couple of tickets while I'm here....

Tahoe Girl

Monday, June 16, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

What happened to the lazy days of summer they are all talking about in those commercials? There is nothing lazy about my summer so far! This week is especially CRAZY! Mini Tahoe #1 has 2 swim meets, 2 baseball games and 3 days of golf camp! I leave on Wed. morning for Dallas again and Titan Boy leaves Wed morn for Indy. Really, you would think we were really important as busy as we are! Thank goodness mini#2 and #3 don't have activities yet! What will I do when they have equally crazy schedules? Oh, I know, I will just add a pop up camper to my monogrammed Tahoe. Maybe I will get a pink one! And of course it will be monogrammed too! Along with everything inside it! Then we could just park every night at the location where one of us has to be at first! I think this is a fabulous idea!!! We could sell our house and other car and just live in parking lots!
We would be such a close family since we will be sleeping in triple bunkbeds traveling circus style and all!
What do you think? Isn't it a great idea?
Tahoe Girl

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yes, today is my birthday! I am turning 34! Woo Hoo! OK maybe not so much but I have lots of friends coming over tonight to help me celebrate! Bring on the margaritas! In honor of my 34th birthday I thought I would share 34 things you did not know about me....
1. I have lived in the same city for all 34 years but 2.
2. I went to the same elementary school as the oldest Mini Tahoe is attending.
3. I "secretly" wanted all boys! (not that I don't love the little princess!)
4. I lost my dad to cancer when I was 18.
5. I have only had my heartbroken twice. (But I have broken quite a few!)
6. I have a tattoo of a Disney character on my hip that came out of the 1992 Sears Catalog!
7. My first car was a BMW. (Not as cool as it sounds!)
8. I have a fabulous sister!
9. I had my first kiss when I was 13 on a church rafting trip.
10. I got married in 1998! In 6 days I will celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary.
11. I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl.
12. I go thru 2 pairs of tennis shoes a year.
13. I hate to clean my house (Titan Boy normally does it)
14. I love to iron, it's a stress reliever.
15. I have three dogs and 1 cat (plus the stray that eats in my garage) Oh, yeah and a fish.
16. I still have two years of college left to complete (I plan on going to callege with the kids!)
17. I love Asian Lillies! They are the absolute most beautiful flowers!
18. I have to eat mayonnaise on my chik fil a but I hate mayonnaise in any other setting.
19. I only drink Coke, no Pepsi substitutes for me!
20. I have owned 3 businesses...a photography company, a scrapbook store and now an embroidery company.
21. I was in telecommunications sales before I had kids.
22. My favorite movie is the Ghost and Mr Chicken! I saw it once in elementary school for being student of the week and have loved it ever since.
23. I named the oldest Mini Tahoe after my dad. The second Mini Tahoe after myself. The third Mini Tahoe after the town my grandmother was from.
24. I tried to talk my sister out of naming my niece what she named her cause I didn't like her monogram.
25. I rearranged Mini Tahoe #3's name because the J doesn't work on the right side of a diamond monogram. (Titan boy thought I was crazy but you can't have an embroidery company and a kid with an ugly monogram!)
26. I have friends that I have had for 20 years!
27. My first job was a t McDonalds. Met my best friend there and got my heartbroken there!
28. I have naturally curly hair. I pay to have it straightened once a year!
29. My mom, my sister and I live within a 2 mile triangle of each other.
30. I dream of having an organized life and not the chaos I deal with everyday.
31. I have ADHD. (They diagnosed me when Mini Tahoe #1 was diagnosed)
32. I believe all people are good. It's a character flaw and I get burned by this all the time!
33. I will do anything for my friends, no matter what else is going on in my life!
34. I am truly blessed with an incredible family and fabulous group of friends!

There's a little glimpse into who I am! I am off to get ready to celebrate!
Tahoe Girl Another Year Older

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Herpes, Head Lice and a Broken Nose...

Yes, you read it right all three in one day!

Late last night I started noticing something funny in my throat. So after digging under the sink to find a flashlight, into the bathroom I go to investigate. There they were...blisters on one side of my throat and that area where my tonsils used to be. Funny thing, my throat didn't hurt or anything. SO where do I go next? You got it, Google. Big Mistake. If you google blisters in throat the first thing that pops up is HERPES. I'm not talkin canker sore herpes, I'm talkin super cootie HERPES! I am totally freaked at this point. I have been married for 10 years what the F****! I kept thinkin I'm gonna have to go wake up Titan Boy and kick his arse! Then I continue reading further down the list and there are many other options not quite as bad. Like STRESS! I know nothing about stress let me tell you! I call my aunt who is a nurse and confirm my findings much later and after she laughs alot at my freak out over the big H!

So after a crazy busy day I come and ask the kids how Vacation Bible School was. Usual responses, sassy tahoe "I did crafts, learned songs, and made new friends", red headed macho tahoe "I learned nothing and I am never goin back!" The sassy points out that she has some notes from vbs for mom. I'm skimming when I come to the one titled "Head Lice Infestation". Seriously on day 2 of VBS? What? Now I know that getting head lice is part of having kids and doesn't mean your dirty people but I cannot handle this possiblitly. Sassy Tahoe (cause it was in her class) will be wearing a shower cap to VBS for the rest of the week. End of discussion.

And just when I thought the day was coming to a close...Sassy Tahoe is jumping on the furniture when, you guessed it, she falls and lands flat on her nose! All 35 pounds of her on her nose! She's screamin' and I know the blood is comin so I run for a towel. Then I beat on the back door to tell Titan Boy to get in here and run back to access the situation. Her nose is barely bleeding but is three times it's size. Now, she was already blessed with a nose to begin with but now it's much wider and very swollen. One more call to the nurse in the family and off to bed with motrin and an ice pack she goes! (Broken noses are not fixable unless dislocated or cause breathing probs so we have to wait until some swelling goes down to decide the next step. Plus she says it doesn't hurt anymore.) She overhears me say she is probably going to have 2 black eyes tomorrow and stares wide eyed in the mirror. I then spend the next ten minutes explaining what a black eye is and that it's just a bruise not her eyes turning black!

They say things come in threes, so...(I won't say, I don't want to see what's comin next)
Tahoe Girl

Monday, June 9, 2008


OK so we all know there are some crazy customers out there but i got a strange call from one today...
Me: Good Morning M********S.
Customer: My daughter got a gift from there at her baby shower that has this paper that says to bring it back and have it monogrammed.
Me: Yes m'am, just bring the gift and the certificate and we will take care of that for you.
Customer: Ok, how long is your turn around on something like that.
Me: Our current turnaround is one week.
Customer: Ok then I would like to make an appointment for next Tuesday.
Me: (?) Oh no you just need to bring it in and it will be ready the next week.
Customer: No I would like to make an appoinment for next Tuesday so you can monogram it while I wait. I live in (town about 35 minutes away) and I don't want to drive there twice.
Me: (This is new) I'm sorry m'am we don't make appointments and we don't offer our services that way.
Customer: FINE! (Click)

Seriously? We are not a tire shop or doctors office. In three plus years that was a first! She was actually annoyed at the way we do business. I pride myself in making customer service our top priority but not sure I could have made her happy no matter what!

What are your thoughts, had any crazy customer service run ins lately?
Tahoe Girl

Friday, June 6, 2008

Maybe, Just Once....

Ok, so the evening of organization with The Lawyers Wife has gotten me soo motivated in every aspect. I have now started tackling projects I have been neglecting at home for a very long time. You know the ones, the pictures that need to be framed, the closets that need organizing. All those projects. No the bad part about those projects is that you have to shop for all the stuff to finish the projects. Well actually that is not the bad part but the fun part! So I spent the afternoon just shopping away! I bought closet stuff and laundry room stuff and of course, MORE WHIM! Seriously, I need a 12 step program to get over this addiction! I believe all of it is almost gone from every big T in the country so there is hope for my Visa bill yet!

But here is my current dilemma...why can't I open a home dec magazine and see any ideas that might actually resemble my house? Just once I would like to open the mag and say "wow! that looks like my living room! I can actually put those inspirations into actions!". But NO, I don't live in that house or have any room like that in my house. I have the house with the three kids and the three dogs and the furniture that has more than 30 stab wounds (that is a story for another day!) I have laundry on the floor cause it won't fit in any size basket and the drawer in the kitchen with all the "STUFF" in it. Who lives in those houses, where do you get one?

SO it should be a busy project filled weekend! Lookout Titan Boy your "Honey Do" list is pretty long!

Tahoe Girl on a Celaning Mission

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Much Better Now...

Ok, so I knew my office was messy but....
Yesterday The Lawyer's Wife came by to get some monograms cut and I asked her to come in my office to show her something. Anyway, between my cell phone ringing, the clutter on the desk and the emails taking over my computer every minute or two, she kinda freaked out. "How do you deal with this?" she says.....I don't know, it's always been like this. Maybe that is the reason my life is always in chaos? (Well there are actually very many reasons but this seemed like a good place to start.) So off to The Container Store and Target we went!
Now I should have taken before and after pics but she can tell you just how bad it was.
After some adventures with a hammer, I now have an organized office that I cannot wait to come into! Hopefully I will stop blogging long enough to work in here but it is sooo cute and organized now.
I'm off to do invoices......
Tahoe Girl

P.S. After running back to the Big T again today, I have 2 more cartfuls of stuff! You know the stuff I am talking about...yes...whim! I am having a little gathering for my birthday and just had to make it pink and green! My question is...Do you feel as bad for the stuff you didn't buy still sitting there on the shelf as I do? It is soo hard to walk away from a madras bev. tub and all that other cute stuff!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Pet Peeves...

I only have a few pet peeves...
1. People who don't take the time to learn other people names or how to pronounce them correctly. You know what I mean, your name is Jennifer and people call you Jenny even though you introduced yourself as Jennifer. WTH?
2. Badly parked cars. Why can't you park your little VW straight so I can park next to you and get me and the mini tahoes out? IF I can park my Big Ol SUV between the lines you should be able to!
and the reason I am blogging this today..
3. People who copy other people! OHHHHH! This is on the top of my list today! I know that there are no original ideas left but seriously do you have to be SOOOO obvious about it?

Ok, you want the story to go with above?
When I started my wholesale division last year Titan Boy and I sat out in the driveway trying to come up with a name for one of the lines. Anyway, we thought we had come up with the perfect thing but it turns out if was trademarked to someone else. Oops! So we changed everything after the person who owns the trademark pointed it out to us. No big deal right? Well, I run into her today at this show and tell her again how sorry I was and that we had changed everything, etc. etc. While we are talking I do a quick peek around her booth and low and behold...there are some of MY PRODUCTS! She totally stole my idea! She cannot even begin to say it's hers as she contacted me last summer about the name of this product! I am soo mad I could just scream! But the good ol' southern girl in me just smiles while I am thinking "you F***ing B***H!" They say being mimicked with the highest form of flattery but right now I don't care STOP COPYING ME!

I will add more pet peeves as I get over this one....

What are your pet peeves?
Tahoe Girl

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Travel Days Are Never Good Days...

Ok that is something my mom has always said and while I have traveled quite alot, today definitely has been one of those days!

The day started out pretty good, Titan Boy took me to the airport. Now after 10 years of marriage you can imagine just how the conversation in the car went...

Me: I like that radio station
Titan Boy: Really?
Me: American is at the end
Titan Boy: Have a good trip, call me later, love you (drives off)

OK, that was odd. I guess he doesn't have much to say today.

Plane ride was uneventful but the pilot flew to fast and our gate was taken. Now we sit on the tarmac for 30 minutes in a stuffy plane inhaling fumes. (This is where the migraine starts)

My luggage comes off first! Ok, this is turning around! Woohoo, on to the rental car depot!

Now, I have to admit I showed up without a reservation. But out of 12 rental agencies someone has to have a car right? After waiting in 2 lines equaling another 30 minutes my vehicle is presented to me....keep in mind I am traveling alone and the title of this blog is about my Tahoe. I'm an SUV girl. Love my big monogrammed truck!!! The very cute rental agent starts showing me around my giant WHITE MINIVAN!!!! It looks like a BIG MARSHMALLOW!!!! WTF? A Minivan? I'm not carrying around a whole bunch of mini's or anything? Just me! Can't I have something impractical. "No M'am, we are all out of cars, but this minivan has great features. (He then proceeds to show me all of them.) The seats all lay down in case I need to put a small circus in here, the doors open with the touch of a button, it has hidden stowaway cargo....Seriously? I have sworn my whole life I will never drive a minivan! (I don't have anything against them I just don't want one!) So after the whole explanation and a sales pitch for extra insurance, I drove off in my BIG WHITE MINIVAN. Oh and the GPS Unit Titan Boy loaned me kept trying to give me directions to the hotel from my house that is 5 states away! That is equally helpful at this point.

I did get some setup done at the show before I jumped back in the marshmallow to find a Target and thanks to the now functioning GPS unit I was successful! Now I just get to read my book and watch what ever I want on TV with NO INTERUUPTIONS. Jealous?

Tahoe Girl Stuck in the MINIVAN

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Off to Dallas...

The UPS man showed up and took the last of the samples today so I am off to Dallas in the am for a trade show! I am cautiously optimistic as usual. I am soo critical of my own designs that I of course thinks that no one would want to buy them! Keep your fingers crossed that all 7 boxes get there on time!!! UPS and I have not been friends lately so we will see!
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I give UP!

Does anyone know what makes a toddler scream? You know the one...someone else went first, played with a toy, looked her way...I swear Lil Pink Tahoe gets up every morning and determines her scream quota for the day. She has never seen a goal she can't conquer! Anyway, when I get home from work today there she is screaming and yelling on the back step because Tahoe Nanny decided to ride her scooter while she played with a ball. Seriously? I get to come home and play referee immediately. Lucky Me! LPT Is soo stubborn that it took 20 minutes to get the whole situation resolved. Some days I completely understand why animals eat there young.

Any ideas to assist in her "issues" would be fabulous!
Tahoe Girl

There are colors in my closet!

The pressure behind my "first" post has kept me staring at this screen for days! Oh, well...I'm jumpin in with both feet! (this is something you will learn is very normal for me only the water is normally feet over my head!)

As many enjoyed the Holiday with boats, lakes and BBQ's I, as usual, went to work. We were closed but tomorrow is a HUGE deadline for the wholesale division so I had tons I needed to do. But my entire day was not spent working, oh no, my visa bill is proof how I spent my afternoon!

After I did some exchanges for the little tahoes I ran into to LOFT for the "number" in the window! You know the one, the madras skirt with the matching tee! Well that was all it took to get me started on the "Hunt for anything plaid!" Needless to say I was successful and now have a closet of the cutest skirts and shorts. Titan Boy mentioned as I was putting it all away,"Wow, that's alot of plaid." I hope he realizes I am not going to wear it all together. That would be something out of the 80's.

I will post pics of the newest additions once I monogram the tees to match! I am such a jeans and t-shirt girl that this is the perfect summer wardrobe for me! Before today my entire closet was black, white, khaki and denim! Oh, but not know! There is color everywhere and I found a great website that sells the fabrics so I can have even more made! This is gonna get expensive! Now, on to find matching flops!

Tahoe Girl