Saturday, September 29, 2007

Secret Santa Secrets

It is that time of year again when our little, but ever growing, group chooses names for our secret santa exchange. The powers that be, have changed things up a bit this year. We have an earlier start date and a whole new list of rules made up with little ole me in mind. I must be really good.

Guess what? The joke is on all of you. You were all so concerned about me trying to figure out my secret santa and last year I got all the blame. Holy crap, you have been pointing at the wrong girl. I'm not mentioning any names YET but there are at least 2 people WAAAAAYYY worse than me. I've been pretty laid back. I've been keeping my ears open and taking in information quietly. Well, at least one person is acting like a freaking Secret Santa Pitbull on speed!

Remember this my friends, it's not just the Princess you need to keep on eye on. Royalty, nomads and embryos are all rather devious too.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Dear Driver

Dear Driver,

I don't mean to point fingers or stick my nose in where it doesn't belong but I want to give a piece of advice. While you were sitting next to me in traffic at the Regent and King St intersection in broad daylight at 7:50 this morning I happened to look over at you. Just so you know, when you pick your nose in your car in broad daylight....ummmm...I can see you. Oh, and so can everyone else.

You might want to keep that in mind next time.


Princess Cherry Pop

Thursday, September 20, 2007

My Wish is Your Command

Well, looky here. What is that on my feet up there? RED SOCKS!! Not even 24 hours after I put out the call, I am the proud new owner of red socks. And don't be fooled, these are not just any red socks. They are FUZZY red socks. Wait for secret santa...ppffttt! They don't call me the Princess for nothing. I wondered who would be the first to provide me with red socks. Shelley is the one who came through for me. Thank you!!!!! Unfortunately for you all, this has taught me a very valuable lesson. What is that lesson you ask? All I have to do is ask and I shall receive. It's good to be me.

Tonight, instead of going to bed just "thinking" of red socks, I will go to bed wearing red socks. Wearing them will bring me very happy thoughts. Can it get any better than taking red socks to bed?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Socks, Socks, Wonderful Socks

I have a little secret. Actually, I have a lot of secrets but one a time, folks. One at a time. I love late night confessions too. Oops, there is another one. On to the secret at hand. Here it is...

I wear boots almost every day from September to May. I bet you think I'm wearing just plain old socks, right? Wrong! I usually wear crazy looking socks in my boots. The great thing about boots is that nobody knows. I wore the pink beauties above yesterday. Nice, huh? I have some with flowers, some in green that fade into blue. I particularly like striped socks. You know what else? I don't even care if they match. In fact, more often than not, my socks don't match. Again the beauty of boots is that nobody can see. I've also been known to wear socks that have holes in the them too. I'm not fussy.

But do you know what I don't have? Red socks. I love red socks. They are my absolute favourite. Red socks give me happy thoughts. I haven't really seen any at the store, that I can remember anyway. The next time I see red socks, I'm definitely buying some. Hey, if you see a pair maybe you could pick them up for me!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

New Kid In Town

There was a new kid in my house when I woke up this morning. She goes by the name Circle Head...not sure what those parents were thinking when they named her. Oye. She's a cute little thing with messy blond curls and bright green eyes. In fact, she looks very familiar. She seems to have taken a liking to me and has been stuck to me like glue all morning. Oddly, my daughter, JJ, has been mysteriously absent since Circle Head's appearance.

This Circle Head girl is quite the character. She walks around with her arms out like a zombie begging for bites of sugar. She attaches herself the back of me and then laughs like a hyena saying she is backwards. Then there is the shower incident. One minute Circle Head is sitting on the floor talking to me while I'm in the shower. The next minute the curtain flies open, I see a flash of naked 4 year old and all of a sudden it's a party in the shower complete with singing.

I like Circle Head, really, I do. But I sure hope JJ comes back soon. She would be bummed to miss the corn boil with all of her cousins this afternoon. Besides Circle Head is too much of a party animal for me.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

She Did What?

Picture it - my basement last night at 10 pm. I'm sitting there having a conversation online and I notice a bottle of sunscreen sitting on the desk beside me. I love, love, love the smell of sunscreen. Of course I pick it up and open it so I can smell it. I then proceed to rub it on my hands. I was heading to bed soon and I thought maybe the smell would make me dream of the beach. Well, then my eye was itchy so I scatched it. The result? Sunscreen in my eye at 10 pm on a work night in the fall.

You can't imagine how much my eye was stinging. Oh wait, Amy, you probably can.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

What a Night

We are home safe and sound from Lake George but what a journey from beginning to end. Too much happened to document here but I'll try to hit the highlights. Girls, feel free to add your memories.

* We travelled in 2 trucks and our truck took a different turn on than Jay's group. The look on Mel's face was priceless and totally expected. We had mentioned meeting at a store close to the lake but we weren't surprised that they weren't there when we arrived. I know that "Screw them!" was said as they drove past. :)

*Tay Creek is still just as strong when you drink it at Lake George. Enough said

* We are now Karaoke pros and Jenn M is our leader. As one might expect, I like having a microphone in my hand. I found that when I have a mic in my hand it is impossible for me not to talk into it.

* A late night dip in the lake with no swimsuits. Unfortunately, the lake was very low and we were only up to our knees when 2 kayaker paddled by. What can you say about this?

* A call at 2 am and 4 girls leaving immediately due to an emergency. My thoughts are with the family.

* Jenn M, Mel, Jay, and I driving home. OMG! We started following a car at Keswick Landing and it only took a few minutes for us to realize it was a drunk driver. Buddy was ALL over the road. He was swerving into on-coming traffic and almost hit 2 cyclists. ran a car of the road and almost drove into a cement median. It was sooooo scary. Anyway, I called 911 and we stayed on the phone with dispatch from the Shell in Keswick until the turn off to Royal Road just before you hit the lights at Brookside Mall. Let me just say that apparently the 911 calls are taped and I'm very embarrassed. This drunk drive was scaring the hell out of us and had many, many near head-on collisions. Every time he headed for another car we freaked out. There was alot of swearing involved. Fredericton's finest arrived on the scene and we all cheered and then started singing "Bad Boys" the theme from Cops. Ummm...while I was still on the phone being recorded. Nice. Anyway, the dispatcher told us to pull over because the police we want to talk to us. We all had to write statements. Of course, being scrapbookers we documented the procedure. The officer was really cool about it and even took a group photo with us. Out of respect for the officers involved, we won't be posting the photos anywhere. They'll just be for our own use.

Those are the highlights. We had a great time and nobody can complain that it wasn't exciting!

Friday, September 07, 2007

I'm All Alone

It's Friday morning and I'm sitting in my office all alone. My co-workers are all out for the day. I have my performance evaluation this morning so my supervisor will be here...eventually. I don't like being here alone. It's lonely. Heck, I don't like doing anything alone. I mean what's the point in wearing a tiara if there is no one around to see it?!?! I need to go get some coffee to spark me up. Then I might just have to go down to my dad's office for some company. Jenn is downstairs but she has to serve clients. Darn clients getting in the way of my social life. Grrrr.

I guess I'll go get that coffee and then start looking for some friends. Don't be afraid to email and call me today.


One Lonely Princess

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Heard a Rumor

I heard there are truck loads of girls heading to Lake George on Saturday night. I've heard rumblings of karoake, pole dancing, drinks, cameras...all kinds of stuff. Oh and one person who wants to feel like crap the next morning. Sweetie, it's a good thing your cute because I'm not sure about that comment :) I guess the trucks and special bus will be pulling in to the Lake around 6 pm. Nothing says trouble like a bunch of girls in trucks. Actually, nothing says trouble like the special bus. Those involved in the special bus know what I mean....helmets, star sunglasses, window licking, knees up to your chin in the back row, knocking on windows at Accenture. Good times.
Yup, Saturday is going to be a good time. I'm wondering if someone should call the Lake folk and let them know we're coming. Nah...let it be a wonderful, wonderful surprise for them. Are you afraid yet Jen?

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

One Year Ago

I've had an emotional day today. A bit of sadness, that I don't want to talk about, and alot good things that came along with it too. It got me thinking about how things change. Sometimes it's a slow process and sometimes it happens quickly. Wow, I'm tearing up as I'm writing. This won't be the most eloquent post but it might be the most heartfelt.

This time last year, Nic, Jay, Tori, Robin and I were just getting back from the BEP concert. We had such an awesome time. Nobody was annoyed with the others we just went with the flow. Hee hee hee...remember the beer garden, Robin? I don't like beer but I drank warm beer that day.

We've all had so many ups and downs in the past year. Marriage troubles, health scares, problems with our kids, parents and grandparents being ill..just to name a few. But the is a silver lining to all that's the way that we all rally around each other. I can't even count the number of phone calls and emails I've had from you asking if everything is okay. I know I've certainly sent my share too. FYI - Jay you can never call me at 6:50 am on a work day again. You scared the crap out of me.

Thinking to back to last year at this time, I can't help but think of the new people who have joined our close-knit group (Hi Jenns & Lesley!) And those who were away from us for awhile but came back (Hi Ames!). What I love about all of you is that you're always so accepting of new girls who join us.

Here is a stretch for you all. Can you all think back to your first day of school? Mine was 24 years ago, today. Other than starting school, do you know what else is big about that day? That is the day that I met Shelley Morell. Who knew that we still be the best of friends and talk virtually every day 24 years later? I feel very lucky to still have you all this time later.

I'm so glad I have you girls. I know that we will all continue to have ups and downs but I know that I can always count on you to be there. So there you have it. Pretty sappy but, like I said, I've been pretty emotional today.

Oh and one more, not so sappy thing. Nice rules for the Secret Santa. Nothing like having a set of rules made just for MOI!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Frex 07

We took JJ to the Frex yesterday after supper. We were planning to go today but I bumped it up because I wanted to enjoy one last day of really warm weather. That didn't work out so well. It was cloudy up until about 4 pm. I was a little pissy about it so I hid out in bed for over an hour while JJ watched a movie.

Right, so back to the frex. JJ loved it. She is such a little daredevil. The faster the ride, the happier she is. She asked me to go on the ferris wheel but I told her no. Then I told her the very honest truth why I wouldn't go. I am absolutely terrified of the ferris wheel. I'm not kidding. I love to fly, I've parasailed, flown a plane, climbed waterfalls, and dived off cliffs but I hate the ferris wheel. About 10 years ago, I decided to get over my fear and try it again. What a mistake. I got up there and I was so terrified that I couldn't even breath. There is nothing I'm more afraid of than that ferris wheel. Put me on the zipper spinning over and over and I'm fine. Stange, huh?

This next part is rather judgemental but here is goes. Is it just me or does the frex attract the rather icky part society. There always seems to be alot of dirtballs walking around. But then again, maybe I look like that too. It always cracks me up to see some the teenage girls all dressed in their frex finery. You know, the tight jeans with their thong hanging out, long dangly earrnings, cleavage showing shirts, and heavy black eyeliner. The walk around like they are the cat's meow and they are clearly on the prowl for the opposite sex. Then I walk around the corner and I see their toothless mothers all dressed up and on the prowl too. Shoot for the stars ladies, if you try hard enough you might get a free ride...and you can take that one to the bank.

Ahhh...did I meniton the frex is back in town?

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Pay Back

Yesterday I had a glimpse of what it must be like to be around me. It seemed like my child didn't stop talking the entire day. O...M...G. I love her to pieces but by the end of the day I just wanted her to stop. Even at bedtime, she wouldn't stop talking. I held my tongue all day but at that point I had to say to her "JJ stop talking right now and go to sleep".

It's been mentioned to me maybe once or twice that I talk alot. I'm officially giving you all permission to say to me "Princess, please just stop talking." Now I can't gurantee that I won't start to get bitchy if this happens alot. But after yesterday, I will certainly be more understanding if it does. I'm also going to make a concentrated effort to not talk quite as much.

But cut me some slack once in awhile. If I'm talking your ear off maybe it's because I've missed you and I'm excited to see you ;) Or maybe it's because I just talk alot.