Dec 27, 2012

I am still in my pj's

Hello my lovelies!!!!

I sure do hope your Christmas was good.  Ours was great. Spent it with my family laughing my ass off and eating way too much.  But the best part is that after Christmas, both hubs and I are on vacation from work till Jan. 2nd!!! 

WINNING

So, yesterday we stayed home all day, in our pj's.  I didn't even take a shower.  We ate breakfast that I cooked around 11:30am.  I busted out the baddest breakfast you could ask for.  I made eggs, taylor ham (I'm from Jersey, it's the best!), bacon, sausages and toast.  I think I used every pan I own. Talk about multi-tasking.

Then it started to snow.  and it snowed even more.  By the time I went out to walk the dog, I had to put on my hat and snow boots because there was at least about 2 inches on the ground.  Sadie was wrapped up in her sweater too because it was FREEZING.  And I forgot to mention that it was also windy, as in 40mph winds.  Want to know what feels great?  40mph wind of snow hitting your face. It felt like itty bitty ice picks smashing into my face.  Fun!  I decided to check out Scandal, watched one episode and was HOOKED.  I watched the first whole season on Netflix yesterday.

Today, I finished watching the second season of Scandal on Hulu!  How I did not watch this earlier is beyond me.  Oh, by the way, I am still in my pj's. But don't fret, I took a shower today because at some point we are suppose to head to Walmart to return something.  We might go around 9pm.  Because we can, because we don't have to work tomorrow!!!  Ahhh... this lounging all day and not even answering phone calls is REALLY REALLY great. 

I just got caught up on blogger now.  My time these past two days was dedicated to watching Scandal, duh!

So as I sit here and think, what the hell do I blog about since I have done nothing these past two days but eat and lounge in my pj's all day, I thought of a list of things that make me go hmmmmm...

  1. Do people REALLY like the signature Luis Vuitton bags??? Seriously?  To me, it's the color of the UPS trucks and reminds me of poop.  There is nothing pretty about it.  And I have never seen different styles of their bags, because it seems everyone loves the UPS poop color. Weird.
  2. People were posting on FB that Christmas isn't about material things and that we should value the real meaning of Christmas.  But then they buy the whole freaking toy store for their kids and brag about the wonderful presents they received.  Um, if you felt that way, then how about scaling back on gift giving?  Kids don't need 20 gifts.  Seriously. Save your money.  And you also don't need to make your husband or wife go crazy shopping for you for the latest and greatest gift so you can show off.  Stop it. You are making yourself look like a fool and people are talking about you. Sad.
  3. So glad I won't be seeing anymore elf of the shelf pictures.  Am I the only one who is creeped out by them and will NOT get it for our future kids???
Ok, I am done. I need to do some more catching up on your blogs.

Also, I am thinking of doing a Vlog for you all.  WINE will definitely be involved to "loosen me up".  What shall I vlog about?

Dec 21, 2012

Dinner with Books about Medicine

So last night, Nikki texted me to see if we can do dinner.

At first I was like, "No, I'm too cool to hang out with you and my awesomeness is just too much for you to handle"

Gotcha ya! I didn't really say that silly.

But, I did say yes.  Love last minute plans that turn out to be fun.  So, we met up for dinner at a place called Molly Maguires.

Parking lot was packed!  We kind of forgot that it was the eve of the end of the world, so everyone decided to go get drunk.  Not us though, we are classy like that.

Anyways, so when I get to the table and sit down, I look to my left and I see books.  A wall lined with books.  Reminded me of a library.  I'm like "Why are there books next to me?  They are all doctor books. This is freaking me out."

So of course this started a case of the giggles, because let's face it..... it was ONLY TIME that while I'm sitting in my chair hearing Nikki call men who are between the ages of 30-50 "kids" ( I know, she is so weird. She kept saying "this kid" and I'm all like, he is over the age of 18 he is NOT a  kid... :::SQUIRREL:::) where was I?  Oh right... so while I am sitting there a book comes crashing down next to me.  Nikki busts out laughing and me too. This is why there shouldn't be BOOKS at a place where you eat. It was a big ole doctor book too. I left it on the floor for the rest of our dinner because I'm scandalous like that.

We had such a good dinner so I am glad we were able to meet up last minute!!! And our waiter, he was weird too.  He literally hovered around us, but when we actually needed him, no where to be found.  AWKWARD.  Guess he was worried about his last day on earth.

Oh, happy end of the world day!

Dec 19, 2012

Random Wednesday!




  • I barely slept last night due to a bad cough.  Ugh!
  • I still can't breathe out of my left nostril
  • These antibiotics are wreaking HAVOC on my stomach
  • I'm off all of next week and don't come back to work till 1/2
  • My job finally gave us our 45 days notice, which is Jan. 25th. 
  • Promptly after that on the 30th hubs and I are heading to Florida for vacay!  
  • I had a phone interview for another job and it went really well.  Keep your fingers crossed!!!!
  • Any of you lovely bloggers in the Orlando area that would want to meet?!?!?!?!
  • I am sick of drinking tea.... been two weeks and I just can't handle it anymore. 
  • I'm awesome, but silly me, you already know that. :)
  • For last nights dinner, I made french toast, pancakes, maple sausage, eggs and hash browns. Thank goodness the hubs loves breakfast for dinner. WIFE WINNING!
  • I still need to wrap up all my presents... and I have no wrapping paper.
  • I really need to pee but have been holding it until I finished writing this post.
  • TMI?
Make sure you link up as well with Because Shanna Said So

Dec 18, 2012

Ramblings of a sick girl

Y'all... I am going on 2 1/2 weeks of being sick.  Today marks day 5 of antibiotics. I have 5 more days to go but I still don't feel any better!!!  I am so exhausted over being sick.

Last night, I finished up Christmas shopping.  Now I just need to wrap everything up. Easy Peasy.

Also, I created our Christmas cards yesterday too.  For the past 2 years, I have started creating my own and sharing it with people via e-mail.  Save trees. Save money on stamps.  WINNING.

I have that cough that once it starts, it's hard to stop. It is not interfering with my sleep.  NOT GOOD.

I am wearing my new boots that my mom and dad got me for Christmas and so far, I am loving them!!!!!  Now I will make sure these go away in closet hidden so Sadie doesn't chew these up!

Thank you to all for the comments on yesterdays post.  Nice to know I am not alone.

A lot of you are participating in blogger day of silence.  I ask that you don't judge me because I am not.  I am trying to move forward with life and get back to a normal routine, because that's all that is left to do.  My moment of silence is every day when I pray.

And some of you may have heard a whole lot of arguing and bitching about the creation of said blogger day of silence and accusations that it is to bring traffic to own blog, etc.... well, I didn't really see it that way, until today in my reader this showed up "The post Blogger Day of Silence for Sandy Hook appeared first on [blog name]". Funny that it didn't show up in the blog post but in the excerpt shown next to the picture in my reader it did.  Why claim something like that when as you say "it's not about me, it's about them".  So, who cares if it showed up on your blog first? Why do you feel the need to let us know.  Yeah, you are doing a nice thing, but seriously.. get over yourself.  That sentence right there shows that you just care what people think and see what YOU did.  News flash, it's not about you, it's about everyone who is helping, whether in blog land or not.

I still have to figure out what to make for Christmas.  Anyone have some awesome recipes to share with me?  I am praying that I feel better by end of this week so I can enjoy the holidays. Ugh.

Why is it that when tragedies happen, people all of a sudden start caring more?  We should care more everyday. We need to learn as people to appreciate life in the present moment because we all know that tomorrow is never guaranteed.

My box of PG tips tea is empty. This makes me so sad.  Need to buy more.

Love life. It's the best gift God ever gave to us.

Dec 17, 2012

Let's get this out of the way

I was hurt this past weekend from twitter people.

I will tell you that I got unfollowed by two people who thought I was being rude.  Um, I wasn't being rude, but trying to show you my point. But whatever.

It started with this. (and no, I am not going to call out the person who wrote this because that's wrong):

Person 1
Please, out of respect, stop tweeting about giveaways or your mundane day to day activities. It's insensitive.


My response to this and 200 other people who were tweeting along the same lines:

A tragedy has occurred. We all deal with it diff. Who are you to tell people to not tweet about daily activities? We are all diff. Let it be

So I replied to Person 1 just to remind her...

@Person 1 It can also be that some people don't want to dwell on such a tragedy. No shame in them trying to continue with routine.

Her response:
Person 1
 Yeah...some of us are more sensitive than others.

REALLY?!?!?! That's your arguement? My response

@Person 1 its not about being sensitive. It's about a sense of normalcy... because that usually helps in dealing with such tragedies.

Then Person 2 jumped in....
Person 1
 Yeah, I understand that. I just don't think it's appropriate to act like nothing happened.
14 DecPerson 2
Person 1  I agree with Person 1
Person 2 Person 1 so when is it appropriate to go back to life?



After that last tweet I sent out.... they both unfollowed me and said "for the person being rude, I'm praying for you".  I know this because I follow them and can still see their tweets. 

I wasn't trying to be rude, I was just trying to make a point that there is NO appropriate time to go back to life.  For some, it's 5 minutes right after the tragedy happened... and for others it's weeks.  EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT AND HANDLES THINGS LIKE THIS DIFFERENTLY... what is so hard to understand about that. I was called rude just by trying to have them see the other side of things and how other people react.  

Whatever... I understand we all have our difference of opinions.  But don't call me rude when you are telling everyone to stop tweeting about daily activities and just focus on a TRAGEDY.  

It's depressing.  You can sit there and watch the news for days on end and cry everytime you hear something new (and I know this because I see your tweets) and continue to get even more depressed about the situation that can't be changed at all. 

But then Person 1 tweeted this and I about lost it:
"I'm surprised we haven't heard more of peoples experience from within the school." 

REALLY?!?!?! Maybe because the people inside were KIDS.... and who wants the media to get up in their faces of six and seven year olds and ask them to tell us what they saw INSIDE THE PLACE THAT IS FILLED WITH BODIES AND BLOOD?  Do you really think it's OK for kids to tell the story over and over again so they can be even more traumatized?  

Now that I can't handle. Shame on you for wanting to know every detail of this story.  It happened. It is NOT something that we can predict would have happened.  

And the media needs to go home. For the love of God, let those people grieve without being reminded what happened to THEIR BABIES every minute and second of the day!!!!!! 

End of my rant. 

This was not written to be rude or offend anyone... just my opinion.

Also, Everyone is having blog of silences being done... I'm sorry, but I won't be particpating or linking up.  My silence is every night I pray.  I can't handle watching the news anymore or hearing about it, so come tomorrow, I am going to try to move on from this tragedy and look forward to what we have now.  I will be going about my life as normal as possible so it doesn't hurt as much.  

Dec 14, 2012

Prayers

I ask that you join me in praying for all involved in the shooting that took place in Newtown, CT.

This is a tragedy that was unforeseeable.  We will never know why people choose to do the things they do.

All we can do is pray.

Conversations between Nikki and Ms. Networking. We are funny.


me
guys, I want to die.
you won't miss me too much right?
Nikki
Nooooooooooo you are not allowed to die
Ms. Networking
Don't die, I need a mother for my nephews and nieces
Nikki
Sadie needs u
Ms. Networking
Yea the dog, too
me
I can haunt you guys so you won't miss me
ugh... how it's possible to get worse and worse is beyond me. my boss came out and looked at me like an was like, you don't look good.
i gave him the death look.
no shit sherlock!!! I feel like a big pile of shit!
ugh.
Nikki
U should have told him to send u home
me
hubs will find another wife Ms. Networking so she can give you nieces and nephews.
lol
Ms. Networking
Kdawg I love you but if you die and haunt me, could you stay out of my bedroom?
But they won't be yours Description: :(
Nikki
LMFAO! Ms. Networking!
me
LMAO
yes I will stay out of the bedroom when you have gentlemen visitor over,
Ms. Networking
Perfecto. No judgement, remember, I get beer goggles
me
LOL
same goes to you too Nikki
Ms. Networking
Yes!!!!
Nikki
Omg u two kill me!
me
if i kill you, why am I not able to kill myself at this moment so feeling of super sickies goes away!
waaaaaaaaaahhhhh
plus, I think I would make an awesome ghost.
just sayin
when you take a shower, I'm going to write in the mirror  with the steam "Kenya was here"
lol
and draw a little stick figure of me
with my ghost apparel on
aka white sheet
then on the bottom write. "boooooo"
that would make you laugh right?
OMG.. i can be the most awesome ghost ever!
Ms. Networking
That would make me giggle
Nikki
OMG U so have to blog this Convo!
Ms. Networking
Lol
Yea Ms. Networking's concern is related to her poor drinking choices being judged, lmao



DIE germs

Y'all, I have lost it. I am done with these things called germs.

It's been two weeks since I have been sick.... and today, I feel worse than the two weeks combined. I went to the doctor yesterday and got some antibiotics, but as we all know, those take a while to kick in.

I literally want to kung fu kick these germs.  They have invaded my body and today, today, I am GRUMPY. Today I have the I don't give a shit attitude because I am physically and emotionally exhausted.

The amount of mucus that has been coming out of my nose, which no longer is soft but hard brittle skin that hurts every time I bring a dam tissue to it, is UNBELIEVABLE. Who knew that much can get backed up into your nose. Seriously, it's disgusting.  My nose is so red and dry it HURTS!

I just can't. I want to be home crawled into bed right now. I am so glad today is Friday but this day is going so slow!!

Sorry for the bitchy post, but after two weeks of being sick, you would probably feel the same way.
I have been and will be MIA this weekend on the blog... unless I miraculously get better by tomorrow morning.  Which would be nice so I can enjoy somewhat of our weekend.

Ugh... praying the germs DIE AND NEVER COME BACK.

Dec 11, 2012

Up to no good last night

First, thanks for all your comments and tweets about me feeling better.  I am STILL sick after a week and half now.  But, I walk with a smile on my face becuase I know this will pass.

So, onto last night.  We had tickets to go see WWE Raw Live last night.  My sis-in-crime aka Ms. Networking came with us which means we were up to no good. At all.

The best way to describe is through pictures of course!

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This is when we first got into our seats.  We were excited to see some hot wrestlers.  Booya!

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That was sitting in front of us.  The HOT PINK hair lady.  Her head was so bright, I am pretty sure she would have been able to direct planes down to landing.

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This is my "I better see some hot wrestlers tonight" face.

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HELLLOOOOOO ALBERTO DEL RIO.... I will only say this:  Check out his man goods. Enough said.

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This is after we saw his man goods... after I zoomed in.  WOOOOOOO.

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Hubs and I after the show was over.  God bless him for dealing with us two fools all night.  I am sure he was sick of hearing our cackling and giggling.  Love you hubs! xoxo

Oh and yesterday my boss put this on my desk.  A Costco sized bag of chocolates.  He gave me "directions" to distribute these amongst everyone in the office.  Um... no. Consider this my bonus.  All mine. WINNING!

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Also, today is our NJ Bloggers Meet-Up!!!!!

blogger meet up

I am SOOOOOO excited to meet everyone!!!! Can't wait!

Dec 10, 2012

Today I work at 50% and don't feel like I'm about to pass out.

Good morning my bloggy peeps.  I am so happy to wake up to this rainy Saturday Monday morning. (I totally wrote Saturday, clearly my head is somewhere else).  Why am I happy?  Because it means I survived the weekend.

It was no secret that last week I was sick ALL week.  Well, Saturday I had a party that I planned along with my other friend. It's tough work being the hostess and handling all the preparations. Thank God for the person who created Dayquil because that is the only way I was able to get through the whole day.

Then Sunday morning came.  It punched me in my face.  I felt like I got run over my a truck, over and over again.  I was out of commission. Talk about holy sickness.  I guess the running around and trying to fight off this nasty cold caught up to me.  Being all over the place on Saturday didn't help either. So I was in bed literally all day yesterday.  After 5pm I ate some dinner then laid lifeless on the couch all day. Not sure if I have the flu bug or not, but man oh man I felt like ultimate crap yesterday.

I woke up still feeling sick today, but I am able to actually walk around without feeling like I am going to pass out.  Hopefully by tomorrow I will be at 80% because we have our NJ Bloggy meet-up!!!!!  WOOHOOO.

A glass of wine will DEFINITELY help me feel better tomorrow. Make sure anyone who is the in the area come join us!

blogger meet up

Now I am going to get some more tea and actually work at work today.  I have to be SOMEWHAT productive today... but I already told my boss I am working at 50% today.

Happy Monday!

Dec 7, 2012

Where is the hole so I can crawl in it?

Oh hey, it's Friday.
I am not even excited because I still feel like poo.

From my throat, this sickness has now creeped up my nose and has become a full blown sinus problem. SUCKS BALLS.

And of course this happens when I am busiest this week so I have had NO time to rest up so I can at least give my body a fighting chance against the nasty germs.

Last night, after work we went to Costco and Stop & Shop. Came home, cook the lamest dinner ever, hot dogs and garlic fries, then got to work in the kitchen. Mind you, it's 9:30pm.  I seasoned 6 pounds of ground turkey meat last night for the 200 empanadas I have to make today after work. Yes, kill me now.  I also made the biggest batch ever of my hot sauce which included 2 BIGGEST red onions ever seen on the face of this world, 6 jalapenos, 6 tomatoes, a whole bunch of cilantro, and a shit ton of lemon juice.  All of that chopped up and mix together for goodness.  After the initial mixing in the bowl, I had the hubs come over and taste test the hotness. He was like WHOA. It's hot.... I am now freaking out.  Because this hot sauce is for Saturday. I like to give it a day to marinate so it can get real good (hot wise), but the fact that the hubs said it was pretty hot in the initial mix... means that after it sits today, it's going to be even hotter for Saturday. Which isn't a bad thing, but I am praying it doesn't cross over the "too hot, not tasteful anymore" line. So, here's hoping.

This morning, I dumped the 6 pounds of turkey ground meat in my crock pot. My first time cooking it this way, but I HAVE NO TIME TO DO ALL OF THIS AFTER WORK AND HOPE TO BE ASLEEP BY 1 IN THE MORNING... so, I chanced it.  I dumped it in this morning, adding the last ingredients and some tomato sauce and set it on low for 8 hours. I am PRAYING that when I get home today it's not one big lump of meat.  And if so, it will be easy to crumble up as it is the filling for the empanadas.

Did I mention I feel like shit and all I want to do is sleep?  Oh and did I mention that the party we are going to on Saturday where I am bringing the 200 empanadas is being planned by me and my other friend, which means I am going to be there at 10am to set up... and the party starts at 2-7?  Yeah, it's going to be a long two days especially if I don't feel  better.

Happy effin Friday.... and to my sinus infection... you NEED to get your ass moving so I have some hope in enjoying this weekend.

Dec 5, 2012

So What If I....

So What Wednesday


So what if....

  • I still feel like shit but continue to put a smile on my face
  • I didn't cook dinner the past two days
  • I just want to go to sleep at work
  • I have gone through a bottle of honey within the past 3 days and half a bottle of lemon juice that has been used in the obsessive amounts of green tea I have been drinking in hopes of getting rid of this cold.
  • I have to make about 100 empanadas on Friday night and NOT looking forward to it.
  • I am too awesome for you
  • I am addicted to fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers and tomato salad. It is freaking yum!
  • I went to work yesterday with NO makeup on and looked like a mad woman with a super duper red face.  FU rosacea
  • I am excited for my last day of work here so I can go to the gym during the day and get my shit together. This fat ass needs to get going.
  • I am going to remind you all again about the NJ Blogger's meet up and force ask you to blog about it and tweet about it so it can be an awesome turnout! 
blogger meet up

Dec 4, 2012

My name is Sadie, the yorkiepoo

Sadie saying HELLO
Oh Hello there!

Hi. That's me up there.  I know, I am so beautiful. I get it from my mama!

Anyways, I am filling in today on mama's blog because she is just not feeling well. She has been sneezing, coughing, cursing the world, and just plain ole grump these past two days. She even went to sleep early last night. Don't tell her I told you, but I think mama is on drugs!  I saw her take a big ole gulp of something that was red.  The bottle said Nyquil.  I am pretty sure those are drugs because she was walking around all weird and her eyes were glazed over.  That stuff is strong.  Then that's when it was bedtime.  I was excited because she let me go with her to sleep on the bed.  Yay!  But I got kicked out around midnight because I kept barking like a mad woman.  Not my fault. I heard a noise and was TRYING to protect her.  It what us dogs do!  So after she kicked me out, I was stuck with pop pop.  He was no fun, he was working on paperwork and watching TV.  WOMP. Anyways, while mama is at work wishing she was home in bed, I figured I can tell you that all of the bad things she says about me, like how I steal socks from laundry basket, how I pee on the bed (multiple times), and how I drive her crazy in the morning barking in her face while she is trying to pee because I am too impatient to wait to get my bone after she is done,  they are all LIES!!! Don't believe her. Seriously, just look at me!

Sadie face
I am too cute for you!

I am totally not capable of doing bad things.  So, from now on, don't believe anything mama tells you.

Also, if you want to see more cute pics of me, check out mama's Instagram (newlywedgiggles)... she is ALWAYS posting picture of my cuteness to make you all jealous.  Yeah, that's right baby.. be jealous.

Peace out bloggy peeps,
Sadie, the yorkiepoo


Dec 3, 2012

I almost punched myself in the face on Saturday

Good morning bloggy peeps!!!!

I am so happy to be ALIVE today.  If you followed me on twitter, you know that I went to try a body combat class that Nikki teaches.  I knew that I was going to die because I am in no shape to be jumping around punching and kicking here. So, I prepared myself for Saturday, the day I was going to die on an exercise floor.  As I left in the morning, I gave the hubs one final kiss.  I held onto Sadie and gave her the biggest hug ever.  Then off I went to meet my destiny....

So, we arrive at the class. And yep, you guessed it, I SURVIVED!!!!!

But holy poo is that class tough.  Well, tough for me since I don't exercise. Everyone else was all smiles and "pulsing" (fancy word for jumping) around and adding extra kicks here and there, meanwhile I am just barely hanging on to my "last" breath and trying to not trip over my own feet and fall flat on my face.  Because that would be embarassing! So for 5 hours 45 minutes we punched, "pulsed", and kicked.  Now, in the beginning of class Nikki said we need to mirror her actions since it is choreagraphed... I'm like OK, I got this. NO, I don't.  Apparently I don't know what mirroring a person means and I don't know my left and right side. FAIL. So I started to follow the older woman who was in front of me, who by the way was totally kicking ass in the class.. go her!, which made it easier for me to not look completely retarded. 
I am pretty proud of myself because I made it through the class!  There is a LOT of punching and jabbing and whatever else type of punch there is in this class.  I almost punched myself so many freaking times.... In my defense, you really get into it with the music pumping.  But I am surprised I didn't walk out of there with two black eyes.  There was one point where Nikki was like "OK GUYS LET'S DO PUSH UPS WHILE KICKING OUR FEET OUT"... I yelled NO! 

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Nikki doing her teaching thing while I was taking pictures for documenting purproses... NOT because I needed a desperate break.

I don't think she heard me, but yeah, I didn't listen to her... :::GASP:::.  I was in the back so she couldn't really come at me and tell me to get my shit together.  Winning!

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WINNING

Overall, I had a great time AND I got to also meet Katie, a fellow bloggy friend!!!!  It was awesome. She also kicked ass in the class.  You go girl! And of course, our day wasn't complete without Ms. Networking who came too. 

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Ms. Networking... also her shirts says "Want to smurf around?".... LMAO

Thanks Nikki for forcing and pressuring me asking me if I would like to check out your class. It was totally worth it! You are awesome as an instructor.

Also, did you all hear abour our bloggy meet-up?!?!!?!
blogger meet up
Spread the word!

Make sure you spread the word and come out!!!!!