Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Recap

Thanksgiving was great! Just the break I needed. The day was filled with family, friends and a whole lot of food!! It was delicious.

We ended up having a extra full house. My cousin brought a friend who didn't have anywhere to go and my mom invited some co-workers whose family was across the country. It just filled my heart to have them come and be able to celebrate the day with us.

The night before (Wednesday) I went out and it was defiantly a bust. I was having a great time and my DD decided to leave around 11:30. Granted we got to the bar super early to avoid the crowds and get some seats, but still. It was just starting to get really crowded. We left and there was a line wrapped around the block! I tried to find a ride home other than her but couldn't. Also I didn't want to bother my mom who was getting up at 5:30 to put the turkey in the oven!

I made the most out of the night and it was still nice to see some of my friends.

Even though turkey day was a long day for me I still couldn't sleep in the next day. So I hit the streets.

It wasn't too bad! The parking was a problem at times but inside the store everything was fine! Some notable purchases were

Ulta: I bought CHI hair straightener for 79 dollars!

Kohls: I got a Gold Chain that was $210 for $60!!! I also bought earrings for my sister-in-law that were $110 for only $20! I love that store.

Best Buy: I was able to get a Blu Ray DVD player for $125 with a HDMI cord for free. I actually bought 2. One for me and one for my brother. My other brother is going to go in on the gift with me which is nice! I also got some DVDs that were 4 dollars.

I also got a couple of other things too, filler gifts mostly. But those were my big buys that I was proud of!

So did you brave the crowds this weekend? Get anything good??

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Turkey Day

Today is technically Thursday for me!! I am so happy to have off this coming Thursday and Friday. Plus I only have to work a half day on Wednesday!!!

Thanksgiving is defiantly my favorite holiday. Seeing old friends out the night before, going to the annual High School Thanksgiving game in the morning, having my family come over for dinner, the delicious food, and shopping on Black Friday. I can’t wait!!

Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest nights out where I live. Bars get insanely crowded. Filled with the people you went to high school, and even middle and elementary school, with. I love seeing everyone, even though the crowd can get a little crazy.

The football game on Thanksgiving has been going on for decades. Hundreds and hundreds of people go to the game. Even though the other team almost always loses it is still a big rivalry. I also get to see a lot of friends and old acquaintances here.

Thanksgiving has always been at my mom’s house. About 20 family members come down to celebrate. I love my family, even though they can be crazy, and it always makes me happy to see them. Plus my mom is an amazing cook so the food is out of this world. In the evening old friends stop by to say hello and have some dessert.

On Friday, I am one of those crazy people who goes shopping. Nothing to crazy, I usually go out about 11am to avoid some of the crowds and just hit a few stores. I’ve been really good this year and have my Christmas list almost done. Just need to pick up something for my brother and I’m done!

What do you do for Thanksgiving? Will you be braving the crowds on Friday?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I've had bad train experiences before.

Last night was the worst of all.

A train broke down in the tunnel between NY and NJ. No trains were going in and out of the train station.

My original train I take was cancelled.

The train after that was cancelled.

The train 40 minutes after that was cancelled.

By 9:30 I had been there for almost 3 hours and nothing was moving. To make it worse it was only my train line that kept getting cancelled. Everyone else was just on Stand By.

I was tired, angry and most of all in pain. Because of everything happening with my knee I was dying. I can't stand for long periods of time and here I was at a train station with no place to sit.

I called my mom up in tears. She offered to come get my but by the time she would have gotten to the city and we would get home it would be so late and honestly it was just to much. Also I didn't want to make her do all that driving.

I decided to sleep in a hotel. It was like 200 dollars but you know what?

It was worth it.

I found out later that the service wasn't restored for another hour after I left and since everything was so backed up it would have taken me another hour just to get out of the station.

Instead I went to Macy's bought some clothes, then the drug store to get Toilet Trees, picked up dinner at Chipotle, and made my way to the hotel. I was in bed by 10:30.

If I didn't do that I would have still been at the train station waiting, and freaking out.

The hotel I stayed out was literally a few doors down from my building. I was able to sleep in much later than I usually do and I still got to work an hour and a half early.

I'm just sick of the trains being so messed up. At least once a week there is a problem. Is it really too much to ask for one week to go by without any problems??

Do any of you commute? Have you ever had something like this happen to you?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Waiting game

After a month of waiting I finally went to the doctor yesterday!! Since he was in the city and I had a appointment at 8, I had to catch a train at 5:15 in the morning!! Needless to say I was extremely tired all day. It didn’t even start to get light when I arrived in NY. Ugh.

Anyway after a quick subway I was at my appointment like a half hour early. Which was good because I had to get x-rays and fill out new paperwork. Finally I saw the Dr. and he told me that my pain can be one of two things.

One was that I bruised the inside of my bone which meant I almost broke it when I fell! This could take up to 6 months to heal!!! The other option is I may have torn my cartilage. This is also a great possibility because I am susceptible to this. On my other knee I’ve torn my cartilage like 6 times!

He told me I should wait a few more weeks and if I’m still in pain and don’t think I’m getting better I will have to go for an MRI.

I’m not too keen on waiting though. I would rather just have it done now so I will know for sure what the problem is. I hate this waiting game. On the other hand though if I do go for the MRI and nothing is wrong I will feel like a complete idiot.

I decided to give it another month and see what happens. It would be amazing if the pain went away by then, but I don’t have the best luck when it comes to these things. Something is almost always wrong!

Keep your fingers crossed just in case!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


My mom’s party was a success!! Not without a few hitches in the beginning though!

She was really cranky that morning and basically refused to leave the house when her friend came to pick her up to go to lunch!! It took a half an hour of pestering her to get out of her PJs and go out!

She was being so stubborn that I thought I was going to have to tell her. Also I was freaking out because my Aunt and Grandma were going to be there any minute!! The whole day I was a big ball of nerves, hoping everything would go as planned. Also I started to get nervous that my mom would be mad at me for doing this! The house is under some construction right now and all she ever says is how much of a mess it is. It doesn’t look that bad, most of the work is done, but my mom can be a bit of a drama queen.

Once she was out of the house, my brother and I quickly set everything up, and the caterer arrived and set up the buffet for us. I was so surprised at how quickly we got everything done. By the time my Aunt arrived to help we were done!

Once everything was set up we were just waiting for people to arrive. Then my aunt started to panic when it was close to the time my mom was getting back and no one had come yet!! She was actually pacing around the house! Thankfully everyone pretty much arrived at once and with plenty of time to spare before my mom got back.

Since I live on a small street it was basically impossible to hid people’s cars. My brother got the idea for everyone to gather outside when my mom pulled up and do the surprise like that.

So when my mom’s friend called me, we all went outside to surprise her. Boy was she surprised!! She was freaking out about not having any makeup on!! She was really happy though, which was such a relief for me!!

About 40 people came and I was so touched that everyone made the effort to come. It was a great party, the food was a hit, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. It was a little chaotic because my house was so crowded, but it was a good chaos where you just know people are having a good time.

I’m happy everything worked out and that my mom had a great birthday!!

P.S. I did take pictures but completely forgot to upload them this weekend. Hopefully I will remember and put them up this weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bad Day

So it's only 1pm here and today has been such a shitty day.

Its like every. single. person I am dealing with today is giving me attitude and/or just being plain mean to me.

One person even yelled at me. I mean screaming so loud that I had to move the phone away from my ear. Talk about being unprofessional.

The thing is, I'm trying to be sooo nice to them, and doing everything in my power to make the situations right. They are just not happy with any of my solutions.

Also what they don't realize is it's not me who is doing this; I'm just the messenger. Part of my job is dealing with difficult people so the higher ups don't have to.

I get that, but the same time once in a while I would like a little courtesy from the people I have to deal with. Or some recognition for the crap I have to take.

Maybe I’m just PMSing but I really can’t take anymore of people’s nastiness. Especially when the problem is NOT my fault. You effed up and I’m just trying to fix it. Work with me here!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What if?

The party for my mom seems to be coming together really nicely.

This past weekend I spent running around buying what I would need, ordering food, and calling people and everything seems to be done, and everyone I invited is coming.

Everything has fallen into place and it's kinda freaking me out! Usually I'm working things out until the last minute but everything is done. Which is why I've been freaking out about nothing.

What if I forget something?

What if everyone will forget and no one will show up?

What if I didn't order enough food?

What if I ordered too much?

What if my mom will be pissed I gave her this party?

I know deep down, that no matter what happens everything will be fine. I just can't help thinking about the What ifs though.