Thursday, November 29, 2012

Overworked & Underpaid...

Hi Dolls!
Long time no talk to! Once again, my lovely job has consumed my life... 
But I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel (i think) and now can get back to the million and one things I've neglected including my sad empty fridge.

Anyway, in the midst of all the work madness, I thought I'd catch you guys up on the rest of the shenanigans I've been up to a la Instagram!

Top left: Making pumpkin spice cupcakes and watching the Macy's parade
Top right: Went for a bright lip look for Thanksgiving dinner with the family
Bottom left: Watched a completely embarassing killing of the Jets by the Patriots.
Bottom right: Breakfast at Perkins. My husband still plays with his food!

Top left: Got our tree on Sunday and set it up in the living room
Top right: Broke out the decorations for the rest of the house
Bottom left: Even puppies need ornaments!
Bottom right: Finished tree, just needs presents underneath!

And of course last but not least my fur child.
This guy just warms my heart.

Hope that work slows down a bit so i can get back to blogging.
Totally am missing reading and commenting on your posts!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Confess Sesh...

Top o' the mornin' to ya's! 


Scooter here, practicing my Irish accent, i mean, my mom puts me in these ridiculous shirts, so i gotta act the part, ya know?

well, now that i've confessed that i think my attire is atrocious 90% of the time, i might as well get a few other things off my back...

I confess...

that as payback for all the ridiculous outfits i have to wear, i like to cause trouble.
i can usually get away with every naughty thing i do because of my cute face and charming smile.
but not this time. ma dukes thought she was all funny and put me on blast on some website called dog-shaming.com. Hmpf. i think i'll make a website called human-shaming.com and put them up there! oh wait, i think that already exists -- its called the people of walmart or something.



































oh! and check out the single most humiliating moment of my life.
are you ready for this? halloween 2012 aka "dress scooter like an a-hole day"























a monkey bellman? For realz? my mom must be smoking the good stuff to buy this for me.
i wanted to be something cool like a monster truck!
and instead i'm a f*cking monkey. with a stupid hat. kill. me. now.

anywho... moving on...

i confess, i love to sunbathe. cancer shmancer.
that sun feels glorious.
i'm gonna look like the snooki of the dog world. minus all the leopard print.




















 and my last confession... maybe the best yet...

i straight up laughed my furry butt off when this happened at the vet this week.























that's my brother... with a MUZZLE! lookin' all scurred...
i said, its just a shot, take it like a MAN!
but, nooo, he had to go and get his panties in a bunch...
and see, they went all hannibal lector on his ass!
Bwahahahahahaha.... suckaaaaa....

and don't let my mom tell you she didn't laugh.
cuz she did. hard.

anyway, i'm off to take a nap, or find a place to leave a fun present that mom won't find til its too late!






*Linking up with Miss Leslie at Blonde Ambition for Confession Session...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday...

Linking up today (quickly) with This Kind of Love for


And I have one word for you ladies... 



Have you watched this show yet?
If you haven't, set your DVRs!

Not only am i loving the cast and the story lines, 
but i LOVE LOVE LOVE all the music.

 
Such an awesome song... 
i only wish they had the acoustic version of this one that was on the show.

Who knew Hayden Panetierre had such a great voice!


Check this show out if you like country music!
i guarantee you won't be able to get the songs out of your head!



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November Bucket List

Linking up with Shannon today to update my Bucket List and see what i was able to cross off!



As you can see, i was able to cross a few things off the list.

we planted "Peter" Parsley, "Betty" Basil and "Sal"-Lantro in a cute planter
(sadly Sal and then Sal Jr, met untimely deaths)
thinking maybe "Mitzy" Mint might be the next to try since cilantro hates me.
 
thanks to hurricane sandy - i read more than 2 books.

1 credit card paid off in full, and i hope to have 2 more done by the end of the year
(don't even ask how many are left after that)

G and i went to AC for a weekend away

i hosted a surprise birthday brunch for my cousin this past weekend
(and have no pictures to show for it)

as you can see, i've added a few things on to the list to replace what i've done.
hopefully i can cross more off this month!

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Meep! Meep!

Do you ever have days where you feel like this guy?


That's how I feel everyday lately.

Too much to do, too little time to do it.

Hence, my poor blog gets neglected.
My unpainted nails get neglected.
Even my poor puppies get neglected --
ok that's a stretch, i just totally slacked on making a vet appt for them.

And there is no end in sight.

With this new nor'easter headed this way, i am PRAYING we don't get hit hard.
Because i have enough ish to do.

Restocking my fridge
(who's looking forward to having to spend tons of money on things like ketchup)

Dr, dermatologist, vet & car appts galore!
(let's just conveniently leave out the fact that i procrastinated on every one of these)

Christmas Shopping
(ok, this is not a necessity, but i reallly wanna get this done early this year)
Planning my cousin's birthday brunch
(oops, with the hurricane throwing all my dates off, i almost forgot about this, THIS weekend!)

oh and

WORK, WORK, WORK.

In the midst of all this, i'm looking for some opportunities to volunteer to help
Restore the Shore
and help all those less fortunate than i was.

What's been keeping you busy lately?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sandy, can't you see, I'm in misery

And by I, I mean, the entire Jersey shore, part of NY and every other area Sandy body slammed...

Luckily, I live about 20 minutes west of the actual beach... or what used to be the beach.


This is what used to be the Seaside Heights boardwalk. Yeah its got that rep from those a-holes on Jersey Shore, but its where i grew up. Every weekend of every summer, with my parents, riding the rides, Then when i was a teenager, hanging out with friends. Then when i was in my 20s, getting a slice of pizza pre- or post-fist pumping.

Here's Spring Lake, NJ where they just re-built the boardwalk 6 months ago. This was taken by my cousin's boyfriend who's a volunteer firefighter.




Despite the blurriness, you can see the destruction. This was early in the hurricane, now its totally gone.

As I said, we're about 20 mins west (inland) of the shore... and have been without power since Monday night. I was able to get most of my food to my mothers (she has a generator) fridge so i only lost about half of it. and we're surviving on candles and lots of soup. They're estimating 7-10 days of power loss, but praying its less.

Day 1

Day 2 - candle lit dinner
Day 3 - reading by candle light.
Day 4 - candles AND flash lights
Day 1  was Monday night -- we were cuddled in bed watching a movie. Little did we know it was the beginning of a very long week. We also learned, we are NOT well prepared - no gas in our cars, no cash in our house, no bottled water... LESSON Learned. Well played Sandy, well played.

Day 2 - i venture out to bring my fridge stuff to moms... a 5 minute trip takes almost a half hour due to road closures.

Day 3 - gas light on in the car leads to an HOUR and a HALF wait at the turnpike rest stop. on my way home, i debate stopping at wegmans. the only store in the area with a generator. parking lot is MOBBED. i later heard there were several "fights" that broke out there... glad i didn't stop. #iloveramen

Day 4 - my parents have power! but nothing else super exciting. Cell service is slowly returning.

Day 5 - today -- made it to the office after several re-routes due to road closures. Gonna hang here for a bit and then head home. Looking for places i can volunteer over the weekend to help those less fortunate than me.


Please keep NY/NJ in your prayers as we continue to clean up from that bitch Sandy! LOL