Friday, July 27, 2012

Blame it on Aunt Flo

My privileges for picking Netflix movies have been officially revoked. Or so Jimmy says. Too bad all the info is in my name... Mwah ha ha( insert evil laugh here).

In an attempt to cut back on some costs, we switched to the two movies per month plan. Not that we got to watch a ton of movies. Two is all we really have time for anyway. But Jimmy and I have some very different movie tastes. Surprise! He's not real fond of the Rom/Coms that I tend to chose.

I haven't been on Netflix for a while. But last time I was on there I loaded our Queue up real good. We must be getting low on our Netflix list because the last few movies we've gotten in the mail have been a little strange. Like Netflix suggested them and I thought " What the heck" and put them on there anyway.

Case in point, last nights surprise in the mail. Kal Ho Naa Ho: Tomorrow May Never Come. Yes, that is a foreign film. In case you couldn't guess. It was an Indian film, straight out of Ballywood. Complete with singing, dancing and necessary English subtitles since it was completely in Hindi. Here is the lovely movie poster:

Hmm... In Jimmy's mind the one thing worse than a Rom/Com is one that is in another language! And includes singing and dancing. Oh boy. He was thrilled to watch it believe me. In my defense it got really great reviews and won a ton of awards in India... if that makes it any better.

Well the other night we watched it. All 3 hours and 8 minutes of it. Yep the singing and dancing just kept on coming. While it was a little lengthy I actually liked it. And found myself sobbing my eyes out. Straight up balling. Like watching the Notebook crying. It was such a great love story! Maybe I'm extra emotional this week because Aunt Flo is in town. I'll just blame it on her. But I haven't cried that hard in a while.

Jimmy was not so touched by this movie. But he said it was "alright". What a trooper. I'm sure the Netflix Queue is filled with action movies that Jimmy added on there. I might just have to get on there and do some re arranging again...Mwah ha ha ( insert evil laugh here again).

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Ah summertime. A time when most people travel and go on vacations. And then there is us. Us who haven't been on a real vacation since 2009...3 years! Ok maybe I'm exaggerating there. We have gone places in the past 3 years, but we haven't really been able to vacate. Since I'm in school and traveling is pricey it looks like this year will be a vacationless year as well. But I can vacate in my mind!

So, tonight I'm going to go to...( drum roll please....)Cape Cod! Yep. I could go anywhere, and that is where I'm choosing to go. Why? I mean I've only been their like 25 times. Because I love it. That is why.

First we'll spend some time in Boston and do the Freedom Trail again. It's not like I remember everything from last time. And you can never get too much Revolutionary War history in my opinion! We'll take in a Red Sox game, and they'll actually win this time.

Then it's off to see my family, that I miss a lot. Especially during summertime. We'll stay with my Grandma and she'll make her famous lemon squares. Because they are phenomenal, I'll eat like 10. Calories don't count on vacation! I'll visit my aunts and uncles and cousins. All my cousins will be living home again so I can see all of them (hey this is my fantasy, so people have to do what I want!) and we'll catch up on life.

We'll lay be the beach, play lots of horse shoes and take long naps. I'll actually eat fried clams because I've developed a liking for them, after hating them for 20 years. We will see some amazing sunrises. Even if we have to get up super super early, there is nothing like seeing the sunrise over the ocean. Something you don't get to see here in California.

The humidity will make my hair a giant fro, and my clothes stick to me but I won't mind. I'll be on vacation after all! I'll stock up on Red Sox and Patriots souvenirs because they are a dime a dozen out there, and you can't find any in California.

We will have a wonderful time and will be refreshed and ready for life again once we get back. I'll go to Cape Cod on vacation this year.

Monday, July 23, 2012


I started thinking the other day about relationships. Brynlee has started to cling a bit. Finally at 2 years old I have a clingy child. Hmm... a little late Brynlee.

But she has not just been clingy with anybody. She has been clingy with me. Recently it's all " Mommy, Mommy, Mommy". It seems like whenever Jimmy tries to do something for her and I'm around she wants me to do it. (and on a side note she has also become super bossy... where did this kid come from?).

But just last week Brynlee was clingy with Daddy. What the crap? Is she favorite hopping or what? Maybe this is normal. Except the cat seems to do it too. Although Mitzie has been in my fan club for a while. I'm not sure what happened, but somewhere a long the line she has become a serious Mommy's girl. She will follow me around just waiting for me to sit so she can hop on my lap. Even when their are plenty of other laps available.

Of course all this attention makes me feel good. I must be doing something right after all! I guess I know how to take care of my girls!

I'm not a huge fan of clingy Brynlee though. She started whining at me when I drop her off at day care, even when she was begging to go an hour earlier. I don't feed into it and just scurry out the door. And she started crying when I try to drop her off at Nursery as well. I usually have to distract her with a toy and then run while she is not looking. It's quite a song and dance, and I guess I've been lucky to avoid it for the past 2 years.

She is hilarious though. Brynlee keeps me laughing all the time. Like actual laughing out loud laughing. She started pulling her clothes out of her old clothes bag (the ones that don't fit anymore that we are saving for #2) and putting them in the dryer. I'm not sure what is going through her mind. Maybe she thinks she is doing laundry? But she looks to see if I'm paying attention, and then rips them out of the bag and shoves them in the dryer. What a weirdo.

She sings "Happy Birthday Sammy" whenever she sees a candle. Because Sammy's party was the first birthday party she went to, so now she thinks it's always Sammy's birthday.

Whenever she sees cake she goes "Mmm... cake! Nummy num!". I have to agree, it is quite tasty. I'm not sure where nummy num came from. But it's so cute I want to die. I'm sure the clingy stage will break soon enough. I hope it does before I have to drop her off at her first day of real school! I was thinking about that last night. When that day comes if she starts clinging and crying I won't be able to leave her there!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Catching Up

Wow almost a whole month with no blog posts! I've been MIA recently... sorry. Quite a bit has happened in the past month. I started work at Macys...and hated it. Really hated it. There was too much down time, and it was too slow for me. Maybe if I was in a different location. I was all ready to tough it out until I got a call. From my friend at Chili's.

I used to work at Chili's before I was a travel agent. I really liked it. Serving has it's ups and downs, but for the most part it's fast paced, and maximum money for minimum hours. At opportunity at Chili's had presented itself, so I had to decide to either stick it out at Macy's or go back to Chili's. I've never been a job hopper. I find a job and I stick to it for a while. My resume is surprisingly short for a 28 year old I think. But I know myself enough to know that I would not have been happy at Macy's.

So, back to Chili's I went. It's different there. Some things are the same, but a lot has changed so I'm having to get back into the swing of things. But I love it there. It's much more a job for me. I'm not good at just standing around. If I'm going to be working, I want to be working. Not waiting for the clock to tic.

I've tried really hard to never burn a job bridge before. And I think due to my short time at Macy's that bridge is burned. And it makes me sad. Not that I ever plan on wanting to go back there. But I never thought I'd end up back at Chili's either... life is funny like that.

I have a new roommate. Robbie moved out, and Chris moved in. *Sigh*. No offense to Chris, but I'm really really over the roommate thing. Once I'm done with school we should be able to do something about that. But until then here I am. Living with 3 men, a toddler and a cat. Boy do I need a vacation. An all by myself vacation! :) Just kidding... well not really.

I only have about 3 more months of school. I feel like I'm getting better. But then I'll have a set back that makes me question my whole life again. I hate those. I need to not be so dramatic and realize that I can't please everyone. But the people pleaser in me doesn't want to do that.

Since I'm working again I've been busy. Really busy. I'm trying to clear of my plate a bit. Or maybe reorganize my plate. I need to be sure to use my time wisely now otherwise it slips away and I don't have any of it.

Brynlee has She is 2, that is for sure. I remember a lady telling me once that you couldn't pay her to relive the toddler years with her kids. At the time I thought she was being dramatic. Turns out no, she wasn't. My patience is constantly being tested. Sometimes I pass the test. Sometimes I need to count to 3 and take deep soothing breaths. Brynlee is cute as a button, but full of attitude and sass. It's exhausting. As if everything else I'm doing wasn't exhausting enough. I need to keep the big picture in mind. This is all just temporary, and will be gone before I know it. I just hope I make it to then!