it’s always like this

March 5, 2008

and you ain’t one

Filed under: just shoot me — notsojenny @ 1:18 pm

okay so i don’t have 99 problems, but i’ve got issues today…

– i purchased the last of M’s birthday gifts last night.  i’d been looking all over town and finally found a grill cover with his alma mater’s logo.  as i was talking to him on the phone last night i was wrapping said gift along with the rest of his presents.  he happened to launch into a tale of what happened to his grill in teh wind last night and noted that he now needed a grill cover.  how perfect, i thought.  that’s when he said we’ll have to go get one this weekend.  crap!  i have no idea how to keep him from buying one without letting in on the fact that i already got him one.  and i hate when my surprises are ruined.  any ideas? 

– my mom is going to be here in 8 days.  i’m not even going to be home for 3 1/2 of those.  so that gives me 5 days to clean.  except 4 of those are actually working from home days where i can’t be devoted to cleaning.  i really have to get my act in gear.  i need to clean this place up.  get rid of the piles of paper, which means i need to file.  and vacuum.  and dust.  and scrub scrub scrub.  i don’t want to hear the slightest comment about how something could be cleaner.  i have so much little stuff to do and no time to do it.

– i need milk.  i’m completely out and have been eating handfuls of dry cereal this morning.  i was going to swing by the grocery store when i ran out to get my $50 (which ended up being a $60) hood emblem but once i got there i realized i hadn’t brought my atm/check card or my driver’s license so i couldn’t even write a check.  so i definitely couldn’t go to the store.  i’ll have to go there later when i get my eyebrows done.

– yes, i have an appointment to get my eyebrows done tonight.  i’ve been growing them out since the last time.  she just went too high and i can’t keep up with it when they’re too thin.  so i’ve had these crazy looking brows for a few weeks now while they’ve been growing back.  i’m afraid she’s going to try to take all the growth off but i really don’t want her to.  i’m not sure how to talk to her to make sure she doesn’t do that, but that they still look good when i come out.

– my sister called and let me know when my niece’s recital is.  sadly it’s a week later than we originally thought it would be.  with the date we had planned i was going to be able to see my mom before she left for china.  now it’s a week later so if i do want to see her i’m going to have to go home for a week.  i’m trying to figure out how i’m going to make this happen.  maybe i’ll just work from home, in CT instead of here.  not sure how that’s going to fly with my boss, but we’ll find out.

– i just found a cheerio down my shirt. 

– i recently changed my ringtones on my phone.  now i have no idea when it’s ringing because i don’t recognize them.  i used to have brass bonanza as my default, but i’ve changed it to the law & order theme song.  and i changed my family’s calls from the nutcracker suite to the theme from family ties (no singing though).  i love the new rings, but i just don’t hear them from the other room like i did with the others.

– DSW is going to be offering online shopping.  yah, it’s not a problem now but it will be once they go live.  more precisely it’ll be a problem for my bank account.

~ today i learned… that a bra i’ve been wearing since christmas is all kinds of changeable.  it can be racerback or halter too, it’s awesome!~



  1. you have to go to that recital. If nothing more than to entertain us with cute niece stories :)

    Comment by littlespoon — March 5, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

  2. Good luck with your eyebrows…hope that works out for ya.

    Comment by Matt — March 5, 2008 @ 1:48 pm

  3. No idea how to keep the surprise a surprise. I am not good at keeping them secret even when there aren’t complications. Good luck!

    Comment by ttcmb — March 5, 2008 @ 1:59 pm

  4. LOL- well M should wait a little while longer…Cuba is beautiful but communism isn’t so much…

    Comment by Matt — March 5, 2008 @ 2:26 pm

  5. I have the same “can’t hear the phone” problems with different ringtones. I also have a phantom phone in my head that rings sometimes, and it usually causes me to race into the other room to get my phone that hasn’t, in fact, been ringing at all. Fun times.

    I wouldn’t fault yourself too much about S. It’s probably true that you could have prevented the purchase, but at the end of the day, she’s not your responsibility. You love her and you care about her and it’s hard, but even if you lived in her house you couldn’t shield her from every poor decision. This one purchase is symptomatic of a larger behavior that only she can truly correct. Hang in there :)

    Comment by magda — March 6, 2008 @ 10:14 am

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