Thursday, June 25, 2009

RIP Michael Jackson

I am not a perfect person, I know this. Not everyone I know believes the same things as me, thinks the same way I do, or would make the same decisions I've made. Here are some things that I've been thinking about the past few days...

1. Shampoo: Is there really that big of a difference between all of the shampoos? I buy the not cheap/not expensive kind that is meant for blonds-natural or not. What is the ingredient used that makes it exclusively helpful for blondies? Or is this an example of the consumer (me) falling for the crap being fed to her? There probably isn't a difference- it is all psychological.

2. Facebook.

3. I have watched every episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8. Is it stupid that I liked this show? Don't answer that. I feel like such a sucker, because now it seems like Jon & Kate are purposely exploiting their small children for money, when before I thought it was just a way for people to see what it was like to raise multiples. What happened?

4. Since when did manners go out the window? Would it be too much to ask for someone to appreciate the nice things people did for them- all out of love? Seriously- a bunch of persons that I know did something really great for one particular person this weekend and I don't think any of them were ever thanked. NEVER underestimate the importance or weight of a heartfelt "thank you."

5. Speaking of weddings, I have been presented with a somewhat peculiar request (more than once), I am wondering if it is normal or if I am justified in being a tiny bit annoyed by this reoccurring scenario: I have been invited to a bridal shower for someone I have never spoken to in my life, and this person is having a "small" wedding- which means that I won't be invited to the reception. Now this may not seem like a big deal to most- this is the FOURTH time this has happened to me- being invited to the bridal shower and not the reception and a couple of times I didn't even receive an announcement so I'm not even sure the couple went through with the wedding and what really happened to that ten dollar gift that I gave you that took me 4 hours to find because the parking lot at target was filled with toddlers running everywhere and forget trying to get the damn registry thing to print and is this the right color of towels or is it the darker shade of red and why can't I find the matching dishcloths? Perhaps this is a new thing to do- even though I believe it to be a smidge (that's right, I wrote the word smidge) on the side of tacky. If you aren't going to invite me to your wedding then I'm probably not important enough (and I'm not) to be invited to your bridal shower- you must be slightly desperate to be inviting me anyway since I have no money and can only afford to get you a "small" gift. Maybe these people feel sorry for me because I have like three friends and think that I have no life which is obvious after reading this post and in that case: I'd rather not receive your pity-invite thank you very much.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Take That Chuck Norris

The month of May has come and gone.
It has brought about our five year anniversary, the one month status of our son, a fun party at my Mom's house, a visit from Heath's parents, going back to work from maternity leave along with the last day of school, a trip to TPI, the arrival of my AS diploma, and the start of a new job. Everyone is healthy and oh yeah- we are surviving just like everyone else.
McKenzie is a vigilant helper. Whenever the baby starts to cry she shoves something, anything in his mouth. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Morgan is now 1 month. He sleeps up to six hours during the night. He eats a lot. He cries when he is distraught.
Our trip to Thanksgiving Point: the car show, and a pony ride. The candy store sure has changed...

Dave & Carol meeting their new grandson for the first time! I love this picture- I think he was a little surprised by the camera flash.