Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Truisms...Please add yours...

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page letter that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this -- ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Darn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.

20. The ponytail I spend hours on in the morning never look2 nearly as good as the one I get when I throw my hair up at the end of they day.

21. You always have a good hair day on the day you're getting your hair cut/colored. (Thanks Jill!)

22. You are so thrilled you have ____ at home for dinner, but that's the day your husband decided to eat _____ for lunch, even though he's never ever eaten _____ in his entire life. (Thanks Jill!)

Can't wait to add to the list...

Tahoe Girl


If you were hanging out in my kitchen the other night, you might have over heard this...

Tahoe Girl: "Hey Sassy, I still have tons to do before I put you to bed, would you mind reading your brother a book for me?"

Sassy Tahoe: "Um mom, which brother?"

Tahoe Girl: "Your older brother...(VERY sarcastically)"

Sassy Tahoe then gets up and walks around the table to her nine year old brother and in her sweetest voice says "Mini #1 would you like me to read you a book?"

Without missing a beat or looking up from his video game, Mini #1 "No, I am good but thanks!"

Sassy Tahoe "Mom, you didn't really think he would let me read him a book did you? I am going to get Little Tahoe and read him one, he likes it when I read to him."

Girl might be the smartest kid in kindergarten but sometimes she baffles me.....
Either way, mission accomplished!
Tahoe Girl

Monday, January 25, 2010

Gym. Tan. Laundry.

I sat my happy behind on the sofa Thursday night watching a marathon...not of anything educational or historical...I watched FIVE HOURS of the MTV show Jersey Shore!

Yes, I am one of the 4.8 Million people that watched the season finale, I know it's embarrassing! But damn that show is entertaining! I have never seen more drunk hookups, fights and cheese in one place before! It is great!

I have to admit I am a total VH1/MTV reality junkie but this one...it's already on my dvr list to record next year!

Maybe when I grow up I will hang out on the Jersey Shore. Then I can get really tan and rock a bumpit. Can't y'all see this Georgia Peach in my monogrammed tahoe cruisin the strip???
Hee Hee
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Public Service Announcement

I am sure many of you have the same problem I do and it is about time I do something about it!

Yes, I am talking about SPEED DEMONS!

This moring while watching the oldest two mini's walk to the bus stop in the dark at o'crack thirty I noticed how many of my neighbors HAUL ASS on their way to work!

Listen Up Here People of Tahoe Lane! SLOW DOWN!!!! It is dark and early and there are children out freezing their little behinds off waiting on the big cheese! They can see you but can you see them? Probably not as you are in a hurry cause you overslept or cause your coffee spilled, etc. etc. etc.

I really dont care what your reason is SLOW DOWN! This is a neighborhood, not a speedway! There is no where you need to go in  such a hurry that you are willing to risk my childrens lives to get there! I myself am late almost everywhere I go but I dont hit 60mph in a neighborhood to try and shave a minute or two off my commute time. This is NOT ACCEPTABLE!

So tomorrow speed demons, don't be surprised if you see a wild haired women in a polka dotted bathrobe with a flashlight and a notepad writing citations! That will be me! You WILL slow down! IF you choose to ignore this warning I just might leave sticky notes all over your car while your sleeping that tell everyone you don't care about anyone but yourself! I might post pictures of your car in the Tahoe Lane newsletter so EVERYONE knows your offenses! I wouldn't cross me if I were you!

Come on girls jump on the bandwagon, let's go kick some speed demon ass! This can't only happen in my neighborhood, are they speeding through yours also?

Tahoe Girl

Monday, January 18, 2010

She's back....

Susie Homemaker, that is!

There must be something in the air around here cause lately, I have been kicking ass! No not in the literal sense (even though after the week I had last week I would have been surprised!)

Here is a recap of this past weekend...
Saturday....up before 11 (yes that is 11am, I LOVE To SLEEP IN!) made beds, put laundry away, cleaned up and out playroom! (This has been an ongoing project for like 6 months~!) TWO Football games watched!
Sunday...up before 11 (TWICE in one weekend, thats a record!) beds made, living room cleaned out and organized, two more football games watched, grocery list conquered, dinner made, Big Top Cupcake made (more on that tomorrow) and breakfast muffins made. AND I was i bed BEFORE midnight!

I even made dinner tonight after knocking five customers projects off my list, even with two of of three kids at home!

I think I might have a fever or something cause this is NOT normal! (This is more Tahoe Girl PRE kids!)

Clemsongirl keeps asking who I am and what happened to her chaotic, unorganized, take-out ordering friend???

But dear blogger friends don't worry, this can't last long! (even thought Titan Boy PRAYS it does!) I will be crazy again before you know it! (Baseball season is coming, that will throw a wrench into Susie Homemakers plans, it always does!)

Tahoe Girl

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Mom, where's my..."

"Thank you note from Mrs. Teacher? You know the one I got when I went back to school (TWO WEEKS AGO!)? I left it (dumped it) on the counter next to that pile of paper cause I want to hang it on my bulletin board?" said Sassy Tahoe.

"Oh, I filed it (threw it away) with a bunch of my stuff last week, I will dig it out (hope you forget) and find it for you after you go to bed" said Tahoe Girl

"Ok great, cause I really want to hang it up there!" said Sassy Tahoe

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cheap! Cheap! Cheap!

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Tahoe Girl

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

On the Menu...

There are many saying for bad days...

my mom's saying is my favorite...

"Life is like a Sh*t sandwich,
some days you take a bite,
some days you eat the whole damn thing!"

So to give you an idea of my day...

Today I have had TWO SH*T Sandwhiches, and I have eaten every last crumb!!

(And it's only 1:30pm!!!)

Tahoe Girl

Thursday, January 7, 2010

That's Fancy for...

Ok, I am gonna cut the crap and tell it like it is...

I DESPISE the bedtime routine in our house! Yes it ends with kids in bed but I hate it with a passion!

Most nights it goes something like this....

Approximately 7pm we head the younger two upstairs to shower,brush teeth, etc. Then after teeth are brushed and hair is dryed (yes I dry Sassy Tahoe's hair cause if I don't its a rats nest in the morning) we start pushing them towards bed. The next fifteen minutes is when I start to get annoyed....

Normally at this point someone forgets something downstairs, or has to pick the perfect book which of course is in the playroom or at the library or hasnt been written yet. Once all the above is choosen or handled we get them in the bed. (We have to divide up and take them on one on one cause otherwise it would take all damn night!)

This is where the choose your own ending starts...
IF you choose Little Tahoe you lay on the bed and read one book, normally involving Buzz Lightyear and you probably already read it four times this week but no big deal. Then once the book is finished you turn off the light and "sing songs". Now with this mini this is where it goes down hill. He doesnt want traditional night night songs he wants you the sing the theme song from Bob the Builder, or some song you have never heard of (which you of course find out later is a song Titan Boy made up and forgot to tell you!) After songs you kiss him on the head and start heading for the door. That is as far as you will make it before he "needs you". This normally means he has to take a dump. Seriously? I saw my freedom just threw the doorway and now I have to get him out of bed, remove full body zip up pajamas and pull up and get him in the bathroom so I can sit on the floor for twenty minutes while he "tries" to poop. Then he will say he really didnt need to go and you have to get him dressed again and back in bed. As you try to walk out again he reminds you that his water is on the counter downstairs and he wants you to go get it. After water is fetched and he is kissed on the forehead again, I start my escape, only to get stopped by him to make sure I am going to come back and check on him in FIVE minutes! By this point I need a shot of vodka to get my blood pressure back down to a normal range...

IF you choose Sassy Tahoe you head to her room for her to read you a book. Now keep in mind I am very proud of my over acheiving reading kindergartner but it takes her FOREVER to read you a book. Cause she of course does not pick easy ones. Normally they are Fancy Nancy books and we have read them like thirty times each! These books all have crazy words in them and then a glossary of terms in the back explaing the crazy words. Once she starts the book I am not allowed to interject unless she asks me to! This makes the book take about 20 minutes to read. What am I doing at this time do you ask? Laying face first on her bed begging for the clock to speed up or planning tomorrow nights dinner or trying to talk myself out of a tantrum! By the time she is done reading the book and the glossary of terms I am almost out of my mind. After a "huggie" and a few kisses I turn off the light and head for the door. Freedom is just a few steps away when she remembers something she forgot to tell me or wants to know what keeps the sun from falling on us or tattle on something her brother did to her over the weekend. At this point I am about to lose it! But I of course smile and tell her good night again. Then I head for the stairs as fast as I can and make it down about four of them before she realizes her water is on the counter in the kitchen or she has to take a snack to school tomorrow or something else random and crazy! I grunt out "GOOD NIGHT" and run down the stairs...not really caring at this point!

Now at this point it is normally 8:30pm and I still have one left to put to bed...Mini#1 and here is how this part goes...."Hey, get off the computer and go to bed!"....."OK Good Night Mom!" and off he goes. That is it! Love That Kid for That!!!!!!

Normally by now I am ready to become one with the couch but still have dishes, laundry or work to do.

And of course this ritual is a quotidian. (Thats fancy for happens daily!)

I am sure many of you have it worse but really I HATE bedtime!
Tahoe Girl

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My NEW Favorite thing...

Post Its for the blog...

Enough Said...
Tahoe Girl

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Black and Blue

This year is starting off just dandy!

While shopping for space heaters at The Red Dot Boutique, I hit myself in the eye with one of the boxes.

Now I have a blackeye!

This is almost as embarassing as my Wii Bowling related shoulder injury.

Yeah me!
Tahoe Girl

Monday, January 4, 2010

Back on Track

It is so hard to get everything back to normal after a two week break! Even I become super lazy and try to sleep til noon everyday!

Not after today! The mini's all head back to school tomorrow so I have to get my act together today!
I need to go grocery shopping, work on some clients projects, finish cleaning mini's rooms, put away laundry, etc etc etc.

I am also stuck at home cause it is 19 degrees outside and Titan Boy has to fix my heater fan. Currently the Tahoe is alittle chilly without the heat working!

Guess I better get started!

Happy First Monday of 2010!
Tahoe Girl