hey there! did you miss me? yeah, sorry about that. it doesn't happen often, but i just didn't feel like posting. i often post about things of little consequence, but i just wasn't feeling it this weekend. so, i will update you on what's been going on.
*****we survived the 12th bday sleepover. the girls were up until after 3 am and then got up saturday around 7:30 or 8am, but, i lived. the hubs and the boy also had a good guys' night, i think it's something that will always be a good memory for the boy. i think the girl had fun. her family bday party saturday went well too, though my brother kicked my ass at wii bowling. i redeemed myself and kicked the hubs' ass at it last night. my sister got the girl an abercrombie & fitch hoodie and shirt and we had to exchange it yesterday (too small). the kids and i were off yesterday for mlk day.
*****a&f (see above) the girl is by no means over weight or large or anything but i swear to jeebus that a&f clothing is made for tiny, tiny, sickly people. the girl has just started wearing size 12 pants (for length). she tried on a 14 at a&f and they were way, way too small. really? and? she had to get xl shirt and hoodie because holy hell the mediums were too tight. wtf is up w/ their sizing??? and everything smells. they spray that damn cologne on everything. anywho--they had a sale going on so we exchanged her stuff and she got an extra shirt and the boy got a hoodie. they should be happy campers for a day or so.
*****the kids and i were off yesterday for mlk and we spent it at the mall and borders and running errands. i got a shirt, green no less, for $7.99. i think it's the only green shirt i've had since high school.
******today was the historic inauguration. i'm glad people feel so hopeful and i can appreciate the historic implications, but omg, he's just a man for god's sake.
*******can we talk hair removal? i have friends who do the waxing thing. they swear by the waxing thing. i have never done this and, being one who really can't see hot wax being intentionally put on my who-who, just can't wrap my brain around it. i've tried shaving and even the depilatory creams (oh the burning) and the latest endeavor was the as seen on tv but available at tarjay smooth away. let me save you $10. it doesn't work. it's like what i think dermabrasion must be like, it's a buffer that you rub clockwise and then counterclockwise. at first it feels sort of smooth, but your skin is ashy because it's also exfoliating. put on some lotion. yeah, there's still stubble there. smooth away doesn't actually smooth the hair away. i'll stick w/ shaving. and why is this such a turn on for men?
and, on the same hair removal topic--one of my friends is going to school for this. well, for this and facials and waxing in general, and nails, etc. part of her course work will involve giving these treatments to people (friends) to practice. yeah, uh, i can't see letting my friend give me a who who waxing. but omg, she's excited about the school and becoming certified in this. though i'm happy for her and her goals, i just can't see being excited about waxing who whos.
******other things that have been on my mind center on my job and the possibility of it going away and about my writing and the possibility of never actually writing anything worthwhile and/or having a book published. not that i have anything to publish. but some of the blogs i read are written by very gifted writers and i look at my stuff and i think wtf am i doing?
i finished the twilight books, thank god, because bella was really starting to get on my nerves and by the forth book i really just wanted to cunt punch all of the characters except for jacob the wolf/man. then i started reading stephen king's latest collection of short stories, which i got for christmas. i've never tried short stories really. well, let's be honest, i've never really written a book either. i've started several.
here's my thing w/ writing a novel. i don't know how to write something that isn't at least somewhat autobiographical, no matter how i try to disguise it, and there's just a lot of bad shit i can't be throwing out for hell and half of georgia to read. so then i thought, huh, maybe i could take a stab at short stories. but again, how to do so w/out spilling my inner bad shit?
so that's really why i haven't blogged. i have a lot of questions running around in my head. a lot of uncertainties and blogging about my fear (though i'm trying not to think of it as a fear) of losing my job or worse, my fear of never writing anything worthwhile.
*****grins and giggles---sunday i lovingly called the hubs a douche canoe and the girl said don't you mean douche bag? i said no, he's more than a bag and she said then shouldn't you call him a douche truck? : ) he he
*****we got LESS than an inch of snow today. schools and daycare closed. the hubs stayed home with the kids. he finished cleaning out the garage (moving things to the shed); we actually have both cars in the garage tonight. if he got paid to do so i could really get used to him being a stay at home dad. he said i should pay him in sex. ha.
ok, so now i'm off to read and comment so you don't think i've abandoned you ; )