Tuesday, September 27, 2005

An Update On My Life

I am in week 2 of my new job and I am still loving it. And, the best part - I got my first paycheck today! Woo hoo! Go me! So now I just have to convince Hub that it makes much more sense to buy an iPod than to pay those pesky credit card bills. I know you are all with me on that one.

Believe it or not, the second week of leaving Princess in daycare has been rougher than the first. She caught a pretty nasty cold and only wants to be with me (not Hub, not Grammy, not anyone but me) so the LAST place she wants to be is with a lady who she isn't quite sure about yet and some kids who probably smell funny. So that has been hard. But we are getting through.
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We had an incredibly busy weekend. I had a shower for my cousin's fiancee at my house (I think she was surprised), which was exhausting. Then we all went out for dinner and to a club. The bride-to-be was exhausted though, so we only stayed out for about 1/2 an hour. That sucked, because although I do get to go out alot more than a lot of moms (thanks to my folks), I still don't often get to just go out and listen to live bands at some little club and dance a little and drink a lot and yell over the music and all that stuff. I would have liked to stay out longer. But oh well. Me and Patsy and her man Diddy came back and hung out in my basement and drank and talked about New Orleans and politics and had fun. Then, I had family in from Scotland who we went to visit on Sunday. That was an hour trip each way. Then we had to go to my niece's birthday party. So it was a tiring weekend. Then, of course, back to work on Monday!
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Oh, but I forgot to tell you the best part. You can probably tell about me that I can be a bit ornery and I will argue about anything. Well. After the shower when we went out to dinner, the husband of one of the other bridesmaids came with us. He decided it was a good idea to tell me that women should not be allowed to hyphenate their names when they get married. Oh, the holy hell I unleashed on that poor, ignorant boy. He had no idea what hit him. It got ugly and I wanted to stab him in the eye with my fork. But I didn't. I bet he wishes I did just stab him and get it over with rather than the long, drawn out arguments I can carry on. If you want to argue with me, especially about "women's issues", you better have your argument well thought out and be prepared for the long haul. He was neither. His wife just sat there with her head down, and every once in a while she would say to me "oh no, he didn't really mean that, he's not like that." So, she deserves a neanderthal if she is going to disagree with him but still defend him. Bah, I couldn't wait for those two to get back on a bus and go back to their caves.
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Bon Jovi review is coming, I promise. I have not had time to listen to it more than a few times yet, so I am bringing it with me to listen to in my office tomorrow.

30 comments:

Misfit Hausfrau said...

Are ya kiddin me? Was he looking for a fight, or was he really that stupid? Why am I imagining that he beat her on the way home?

Zee said...

Aww... I remember when I was working and had to leave my prince at daycare. *sigh* I know how tough it is.

However, I am SO HAPPY for you and your new job! Congrats!

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

oh yeah, you definitely need to get yourself a little something special with your first paycheque, those bills will wait, cuz if you didn't have that paycheque, they were going to wait anyway!

DaFFy said...

Definitely buy yourself something nice from your first paycheque - even if you spend SOME on you and SOME on the pesky bills :)
You deserve a present!!

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Curator said...

YES, definitely splurge a little on *you* with your first check!

Cheers.

Patsy Darling said...

Oh god that guy was such a boring jackass he deserved to get yelled at. Oh yeah and I thought his wife sucked too. They so deserve each other.

Sleeping Mommy said...

Yeah! Money!

Sorry the little one has a cold. That tends to happen once they start going to school and day cares. I've been dealing with that ever since school started. UGH!

And I bet he was ready to crawl back to his cave when he left--along with his wife. I'd have gotten up and told my husband he was on his own if he was going to stick his foot in his mouth like that.

Indigo said...

Sorry to hear Princess isn't feeling well. That stinks.

Yep, you were right, I do vote for the iPod. Pink?

Edd said...

Hey! I'm on your side...

deputyswife said...

Yeah, the sicky thing is the bad side to daycare. Is she two yet? When she is two, start giving her a daily vitamin. I thought it made a difference with my kids last winter during the sicky season.

ehehehe. I think, just once, I would LOVE to be a fly on the wall when you unleash on some idiot... just once...

I am glad to hear the job is going well. GET THE IPOD! You deserve it!

Nino the Mindboggler said...

My youngest (the boy) is just now getting over being left at daycare and is finding he LOVES it. It takes time - although the heartbreak never goes away (sorry to inform you).

You going to do a "Holiday Mixmania!"?

-xtessa- said...

LOL! poor guy... he must've melted into a little-wee puddle! what was he thinking?!!!

i'm a hyphenate, by the way.*wink, wink*

oooh... get the new iPod Nano! it's so small, but if you're after a bigger GB, get the iPod Photo.;)

maxandzoesmom said...

paychecks rock!!!!!

i think it's pretty typical for kids to have a relatively smooth start and then have trouble. it will get better.

so glad you love your job.

Shannon said...

My kid caught your kids cold!! I tell you, this what happens when we take them out in public!
And Mr. Fork in the Eye? You should have asked him who Shirley Temple-Black was, or some other high power hypen...and then added the fork.

Stationery Queen said...

Don't even get me started on the last name situation. My in-laws are STILL acting like they don't know I didn't change my name when I got married. If my husband doesn't have a problem, well, actually even if he did, we don't care what you people think!! Ugh!

Happy to hear the job is going well.

JM said...

Here's one vote for the iPod. I just made the mistake of looking at the Nano at the Apple store, and I've got a major case of tech lust. Hard to believe that they have come out with a product that makes my regular old iPod look big and clunky. Good to hear that things are going well in the new job! Hope the little one feels better soon.

jlybn123 said...

Glad you are loving the job. That's always a good thing.

Lord knows I never wanna cross you, girlie! LOL You are too funny!

Wirthy said...

I have both an iPod and credit card bills. My advice is to go with the iPod. It can store your entire CD collection. Credit card bills don't play any music at all!

la la la I can't hear you said...

I'm glad you stood up to the neanderthal man. What a moron. And his poor wife, she sounds like she is in total denial.

When I married I didn't change or hyphenate my last name, so I like to tell people that I'm just a modern woman - I let my husband keep his maiden name. haha.

It is a pain in the ass to change your name, especially when you have 57 credit cards.

InterstellarLass said...

Woo hoo! Sounds like you ripped him a new one True! Gotta love it! Bummer that you didn't get to stay out and party! Hope Princess is feeling better!

Kathleen said...

Okay, so what were this idiot's reasoning for his beliefs? My own sister made a ridiculous comment about women not changing their name years ago. They had just moved into their new house and were still getting mail for the previous couple of whom the woman had apparently not changed her name. "Why on earth get married if you're not going to change your name?" I literally boggled at her and said, "Because you love the person and want to spend your life with him. I didn't think people got married just to change their name." *sigh* Yes, she's a Republican.

Holly said...

That guy is probably still dazed and confused after his encounter with you girl! And I am still laughing about the whole thing, you rock!

Poor Princess, I hope she feels better soon. Being sick does tend to make kids want only Mommy, and it is SO hard to drop them off when they are a little sick, but not sick enough to justify keeping them home.

It was hard the first winter mine were in a center, I almost wanted to quit my job when the scary flu season began. Doesn't help that I am pretty easily scared by things like that. It was easier last year, and I'm hoping for smooth sailing this year! Hang in there, and get the iPod!

Natsthename said...

Yep, I'd have to go with the iPod, too. It will make you forget about the credit card bills and the worries, at least for a chunk of each and every day!

I feel badly for Princess! Just know that you'll be seeing quite a lot more of this cold business now that she's in day care! (just like when the kids go to school..same thing.) Wash your hands OFTEN! (Well, I know she can't do that at daycare, but try to instill that in her!)

Glad you let that turd of a man have a piece of your mind! I SO hate comment like that!

Mainline Mom said...

I just started leaving my little one in daycare a couple days a week too! He's fine with it so far. I loved getting that first paycheck and I totally splurged, but I had been working without a paycheck for almost a year. Oh, and I'm not in favor of hyphenated names either. So there ;)

annie said...

That's especially funny to me! For my fourth marriage, I decided to hyphenate. Never tried it the other three times so, what the Hell.

trine said...

it will work itself out. these things go up and down. after a year of being OK Helene suddenly decided to start not liking the creshe. Now she is fine again.

it is good hearing from you. i tried commenting earlier but the thing woudln't let me, and now i lost all my brilliant comments! ;-)

Night Flier said...

I'll be curious to see what you honestly think of the Bon Jovi CD. I give it 7 out of 10 stars. Or 70% or a C+ (Maybe B-).

I have to tell ya though...Keith Urban knocked JBJ out of my #1 spot for "Celebs I'd like to sleep with" list. I saw Keith live last night and ... God damn he is fine! I posted about this today.

JerseyFabulous said...

In response to the hyphenated name topic... you go girl!

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Toryssa said...

My kid got sick the first week of preschool... and he's still sick. Little kid germs spread fast and they linger. It sucks.
Hope she feels better!