Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wii-U Wednesday

Stud has been obsessed lately with getting a Wii-U.  He's been talking about it, non-stop, for weeks.  And, yes, he's been annoying the bejeezus out of me with it!  The thing that was bugging me the most is that his car insurance is due in the next couple of weeks, and we told him that HE needed to pay it this time.  His father and I have been paying his insurance since he started driving.  He didn't really have a "real" job then, so it wasn't really a big deal.  Plus, I DID have a "real" job, and we could swing it.

Well, as you all know, I no longer have a "real" job, and Stud now has two jobs, so we felt it was time for him to start pulling his own weight around here.  (And, for the record, we KNOW we should have done this years ago, but we can't go back in time :-/  )

Anyhoo, like I told you the other day, I threw a surprise party for him this past weekend.  Thanks to my VERY generous family, he received enough money in gifts to pay his insurance AND get his new Wii-U. 

He went to buy it last night.  I swear, he was like a little kid on Christmas morning.  I can't believe he didn't try and set it up last night when he got home.  He went to buy it with a friend, and then they watched a movie.  But, today, when he finally came up from his "cave," he started setting it up in the living room.  Unfortunately for him, he couldn't even play with it until he charged the main controller, which took a couple hours.  But, as I sit here typing, he's in the living room, having a blast.  Moments like this make it even harder to believe that he's actually 21 now.... 

I guess he'll always be my baby boy. =)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tidbit Tuesday

I know I dropped the ball this weekend, and didn't post Saturday or Sunday.  (Hey, I said I was unofficially doing NaBloPoMo...)  But, I got busy and just didn't make it here. 

Saturday, the son of one of my besties got married.  The ceremony was at 12:30, and the reception was at 6, so it turned into kind of an all-day thing.  Everything about the day was beautiful.  We really had a nice time at the reception, too.

Then on Sunday, I threw a surprise party at the bar for Stud's 21st birthday.  He was truly surprised.  It was a fun night.

Have you ever known me to keep a post so short?!  There are basically zero details here, huh?  Very out of character for me, as you already know, I'm a total over-sharer (yes, that IS a word!)  But, I'm tired, and not feeling so great, so that's all you're getting, sorry.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Must-read Monday

My sweet friend, VodkaMom, wrote an awesome book
http://www.amazon.com/Book-Frank-Lessons-Learned-Kindergarten/dp/1500411213/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416845107&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Book+of+Frank+Debbie+Marsh

Every one of my teacher friends will relate to the hilarious stories and anecdotes in this masterpiece.  Even if you're not a teacher, you will laugh your ass off!!  If you've never checked out Vodka's blog, you have no idea what you've been missing.  She is hysterical!

If you have any teachers in your life, this is the PERFECT little gift for the holidays.  Actually, it would be a great gift for any parent.  Hell, it would be an awesome gift for anyone with a sense of humor!

I'm so proud of my girlfriend.  This was a true labor of love.  And, damn it, she makes me miss being in a classroom with her stories about her babies!

I was blown away when I opened my copy, and got to the third page of her "Acknowledgements."  She included me in a list of Bloggy Buddies that she was thanking! I'm still a bit weepy over it.

Please go check out her blog, and her book!!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Freaky Friday

My Bloggy Buddies who have been around for a while might remember this guy.

Yeah...well....we had breakfast together today...

Freaky Friday, indeed....

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thrilling Thursday

I got to watch the "Winter Finale*" of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal tonight, live.  Yep, I wasn't needed at the bar again tonight.  Poop for the lack of business, and lack of paycheck for me, BUT yay for live vs. DVR.

*Ok, when the hell did THIS become a thing?!?!  I hate that my shows won't be back until January now. >:(

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday

So, around 11 this morning, I got a phone call.  All I heard when I answered the phone was, "Lee Lee?  I was wondering if you would like to come ovuh?"  It was my Monkey!!!

I jumped in the shower, and got dressed, and an hour and half later, I was at my brother's.  (Have I mentioned how much I HATE how far he lives from me?!?!)  While I was driving, it occurred to me that tonight is an overnight for him, and I immediately started plotting in my head how I was going to get to take her home with me. ;-)

Later tonight, we are having a Girls' Night at my mom's house.  My mom, sister, sister-in-law KC (Ok, my brother's long-time girlfriend, but after almost 15 freakin' years, we consider her our sister-in-law!), a good friend of ours and myself try to plan these Girls' Nights every couple of months.  We usually do them at our friend's house, but this time, my mom volunteered to host.  I started thinking I would ask my brother if Monkey could join us for Girls' Night for a while, then he could come pick her up later.  I was really going to play up the angle that if I took her with me, he could run errands, go to the bar and get some work done, or just nap.  I was prepared to pull out all the stops until I wore him down, and he let me take my Monkey home.

Minutes after I walked in his door, I casually asked, "So, you have Monkey overnight tonight, right?"

"Yep..."

"Well, you know, Mom's hosting Girls' Night tonight.  I was thinking maybe she could join us..."

"Yeah, I know, KC mentioned it to me.  She actually said the same thing."

SCORE!!  Way to go, KC!!  Long story short, my Monkey is currently sound asleep in my bed.  When she gets up from her nap, we are going to make cookies to take to Nonna's house for Girls' Night.  Yay!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tundra Tuesday

When Stud left for school this morning, the windchill was -11°.  Like his mother, he tried to walk out of here in just a T-shirt and hoodie.  I finally got him to put a coat on, convincing him that a hoodie is fine if he's running from the car to the building, but God forbid his car broke down, or he got stuck somewhere, a hoodie wasn't gonna cut it for more than about 5 minutes.  (In fairness to me, I always keep a coat in my car, even if I don't wear it.  I also have gloves, mittens, ear muffs, and hand warmers.  I like to be prepared, ya know.)

I guess we nearly broke a record for our low/high temps today.  Apparently, the average high temp for today is 47°, but we only hit 19°.  Ahhhh, refreshing....

Yeah, I know, this post is painfully boring.  But, hey, I needed an excuse to use my newly discovered degrees sign!! ;-)