Sunday, February 28, 2010

Honest scrap!

So someone tagged me with an award last week or the week before I can not remember.

Umm I read about it, stole the button to post it AND CAN NOT FIGURE OUT WHO TAGGED ME...**hangs head in shame***

Well anyways here is the award....


The rules:
"The Honest Scrap award comes with a caveat or two. First, you have to tell your readers ten things about you they may not know, but that are true. Second, you have to tag 10 people with the award. Third, let all the people you've given the award to know that they've gotten it (comment on their blogs or something). And finally, make sure you link back to the person who awarded you."

So here we go... Well all but the link back to the person who tagged me.. Unless you "remind" me and I can edit this?

Ok:

1. I have a weird fear of being fired. Strange I know, but I always have this weird feeling I am going to get fired. Although I am an ideal employee and in 32 years I have never been "fired" **well except for that one time but I do not think it counts because I had given notice anyways** it just really scares me. And I am not sure why. Performance reviews make me vomit (serious) and break out in sweat.

2. I am a loyal friend. If you are my friend I will do anything for you, and I will hold you and your feelings close to my heart.

3. If I ever win the lottery I would volunteer my time. I would just love the option to never have to worry about money and be able to give my time, and some of it to a worthy cause.

4. I used to have a HUGE phobia of feet. Serious I used to make people wear socks in my pool. When I met the hubby and he learned of this little "issue" he would rub his feet all over me till I cried. I would ALWAYS try to wear my socks in bed. I am over it now (well thats a lie) I just choose not to look at other peoples feet and if I by chance catch a nasty snarl toe I gag.

5. I collect shoes (but y'all knew that already) I am actually a REALLY picky shoe person. All though I love me some shoes I am VERY picky about what I buy. I MUST LOVE THEM to purchase them. I have this rule. I walk away and if I am still thinking about them in 2 days I will go back for them. It rarely happens. If I LOVE them off the bat I buy them.

6. I am a candyaholic. No joke I LOVE CANDY (hence the size of my ass currently). However I do not like candy that is watermelon or peach flavored. Not sure why just REALLY dislike them.

7. I rock out in my car. Like so bad American idol has NOTHING on me. I sing as loud as I can and throw in some dance moves too. Only when I am alone though... And it makes other people laugh and that makes my day.... It was really bad when I had my convertible.

8. I grew up in Canada born and raised ( YAY CANADA WON GOLD IN HOCKEY!) and went to a french elementary school. I have been in the USA now for 7 years and I have lost MOST of my french. I understand it if you speak it to me but I can barely speak it to save my life.

9. I have been dying to learn sign language. I really need to get on that. Its been something I have wanted to do for a really long time.

10. My life is so blessed with so many friends and loved ones. I married the man of my dreams and I thank god for him every day! I am such a lucky girl!

Ok so on to the tags. I am not going to tag anyone because I think EVERYONE has done this one already but if you have not? Do it and let me know!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

House hunting!!

So we have been busy over in Random land.... The hubby got a HUGE promotion at work, so HUGE that it should have not come for about 3 years.

So yeah we are REALLY excited.

It also means we will be staying where we are for about 2 years (at least) so now we are OFFICIALLY LOOKING TO BUY A HOUSE!!


We have just started the process with the pre-approval and we have been BUSY looking, we found our "dream" starter townhouse and now we are waiting to see.

So stressful, but fun all the same!

Wish us luck!! We will hopefully be home owners in the next couple of months!!

Oh and then the shopping I can do!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

SWAP TIME!

Mamarazzi is having a favorite things swap!!

Weehooo Y'all know how I love to send and get things in the mail!


Click here for all the details!


I am so excited!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I can see my toes OVER my head!!!

This IS HUGE!!

I have fallen back in love with Bikram yoga.

A long time ago (about 12 years ago) I used to practice about 9 times a week. I loved it, it made me full of energy, helped me stay slim, it just all round made me feel good.

I forgot how much I LOVE IT!

When I started back at my first Bikram class 2 weeks ago I could BARLEY (and that's being nice) stand the whole class, I was dizzy, lightheaded, nauseous. It was bad. But I stuck it out, stayed in the class.

And kept going back.

And 8 classes later I AM BACK!! And I want to scream it for the world to hear!!

This is the posture that has eluded me for weeks



And today I HIT IT! all 4 times.

I think I may have done a little happy dance, and at the end of class while we were resting in the last posture the instructor was talking about "The best thing about teaching is seeing a student work SO HARD, and being there their first class and seeing how far and well they have come"

To be honest it felt like he was talking just to me.

And maybe he was.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Such a busy weekend!

I worked 57 hours in 4 days.

Yeah I am exhausted!! But its good, it was expected working at 2 restaurants for valentines day weekend!!

But I am over it. I have an earned 2 days off that I am looking forward to spending time with my hubby who I have not seen in 4 days.

No joke! I missed him like crazy.

And Valentines day was our 12 year anniversary of our first date! Wow 12 years!! When did we get so old??

I feel so blessed to have him in my life and I am looking forward to 60 more years : )

My plans today:

1. Watch The Bachelor

2. Read my 80 emails

3. Hot yoga

4. Get the eyebrows waxed (they are OUT OF CONTROL!)

5. Get caught up on blogs!

5. Relax with the hubby

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Open Letters

Dear guy in front of me at yoga the other night:

You are an asshole. There I said it. I mean if you could not afford the biker shorts to go under your "sports shorts" I WILL BUY THEM FOR YOU!

Its a little distracting trying to focus on postures in the mirror when YOUR BALLS are dangling in my face.

And it was not like carrots its made me gag a few times and I got less out of the class because I was worried about the "harrydanglingballshow"

Get some class.

I mean SOME HOW another gentleman got in front of me at last nights class and he had enough decency to cover those babies up?


Scared for life

Random

Dear Target:

I heart you. I do. You always amaze me at your unbelievable clearance and the fact that today YOU PAID ME TO SHOP! Yep I spent $0.86 cents and made $30.

I love you.

Oh and shout out to whoever decided on the FABULOUS spring fashions.

Love Random

Monday, February 08, 2010

Remember the day I was stabbed?

Remember this post?

Well following is the letter I sent and the bottom is the response that I received. Everything in brackets was not actually sent...

I am writing to advise you of the dining experience we had with your establishment yesterday (February 3rd, 2010).

Lunch was fabulous, the food was awesome, the server was great (His name was Bob *names changed to protect the stabber) and all round it was a great dining experience.

Until I was stabbed by your server with a knife, he was pre bussing our table and accidentally cut a piece of skin off of my finger with your steak knives.

Now I understand accidents happen, and I accept that this may have been a freak accident however I would assume that if a guest is made to bleed by accident that at least a manager would stop by to make sure everything was ok? When I asked the server for a hand sink to rinse and wash my bleeding finger he lead me to the COKE MACHINE and had me run it under a stream of water from that?

Hardly sanitary I would bet. He even had to ASK ME if I would like a bandage? I mean I am bleeding, pretty bad, as fingers do! Of course I would like a bandage. I also had to request he bring me an alcohol wipe to clean my finger due to the fact that it was washed in a coke machine and there was butter on the knife?

I am appalled at the lack of attention this matter received. I was not offered any medical attention; a manager did not even stop by to make sure everything was ok?

Is this standard practice for an establishment as big as yours? Accepting it was an accident was fine but to just brush this under the carpet as if nothing had happened? It is not ok! Regardless that I was with a group of people is there a reason that this would not be addressed?

What if I was seriously injured? (I was not thank goodness)

Sincerely

Random Musings






The OWNER of the restaurant called me. I felt a little bad because he was also appalled and the fact that it was my first visit to the restaurant and I had such a bad experience.

Well he apologized profusely.

He said he was sending my husband and I something in the mail to "try to make up" for their error.

He also said until he received my letter from corporate that he still had no idea about the incident. He was in the store at the time of the accident and was upset that nothing was said because he would have been the first to stop by.

In hopes of the server not getting too much flack because IT WAS AN ACCIDENT however freaky, they are going to address the issue and use my incident as a training tool about how not to handle accidents. Also it was scary to him that the manager (if the manager was even told which I HOPE was not the case so the server does not get fired based on how angry the owner was) that it was not recorded in any logs or reported to him before the letter.

I could have been a hemophiliac and died a little dramatic I know, or as far as they know I could be HIV positive and washing my finger in the coke machine....

Anywho I am happy at the way it was settled. Even if they chose not to send anything I am glad I received a call and it was heart felt. (that or the owner was a GREAT actor) I still feel a little bad about the bunch of shit the server is going to get into.

But it was his own fault. All he needed to do was say something. Because we all know accidents happen.

Friday, February 05, 2010

I am getting old.

And I can not believe I am going to admit this.

Out loud for y'all to hear....

You all know how much I love me some shoes. Like LOVE. There is nothing that feels better than buying a HOT ASS pair of shoes. As shown here, here, here, here, here, here well you get the picture.


Remember these pretties?

And these FABULOUS, HOT ASS, so friggin cute shoes?
I did the "shoe test" today... Don't laugh, when you love shoes like me and you have as many pairs as I do you start to "test" them. Try them on at home, walk around on the carpet, maybe do a few silly dance moves lol.

Well I tried both pairs on today. And then I got to thinking? Where the hell am I going to wear these? I mean really? Either pair. I mean if I was planning on going to Vegas in the next 6 months maybe? But after teetering around the house for a bit in each pair, the red ones were too big and the purple ones were pinching on one of the toes.... And really they are REALLY not work appropriate. And a little to "bar star" to wear to the movies all casual with jeans?

Anyways.. with a heavy heart..... I returned them.... For something a little more sensible.....



And practical. And I feel pretty fabulous about it! We did our taxes last night and now that Cabos is booked our refund will be covering the rest of of trip. And I thought I could wear the fabulous shoes on vacation but I knew I would not.

They would sit in the back of my closet and taken out to be occasionally to be ogled at, with about 15 other pairs of HOT ASS shoes that never get worn.

I hate getting old.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Blizzard Bloghop! Hi I am Random!

Blizzard Bloghop 2010 hosted by Household 6 Diva


So Household Diva is having a blogging meet and greet!!

So ironically enough we are having a blizzard tonight. Rumor has it 5 inches tonight.... Ugg damn ground hog!

A little about me.
(I am quite the character)



I started blogging 7 years ago. I am from Canada and was getting married

and moving to the US so I starting blogging as a way for friends and family to keep up with what was going on in our lives.

Over the last 4 years I am not even sure any of my family still has the link. Its more of a chronically of my shoe purchases, my adorable dog




that we rescued named Daisy and the day to day issues that go on in this Canadians stuck in the US world.

I am married to my best friend for 6 1/2 years we LOVE to travel,



I refer to him as "the hubby" although I post pictures of myself from time to time I have since gone "semi anon" from working in Human Resources. Although I no longer work in the field I just like to be a little private about our lives.

I rant, I rave I tell the stories of our so called life! I also have taken up the title of coupon extraordinaire and its SO MUCH FUN!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

What a day! I can not make this shit up!

So the day started with my Wednesday FREE pilates class. It was a great workout, you never realize how out of shape you are till you start working out again....

Well after my class I scooted over to the babysitting place (its next door) and we only had about 5 kids today which was nice. The girl lets call her J that I babysit with explains more about her sons condition. (another post coming about that)

Anyho there is the precious little boy I have a little crush on, hes a little cuddle bug but the minute his mom walks out he crys. The last time he cried THE WHOLE HOUR, this time it was only for about a minute I was able to console him and he fell asleep in my arms.

So the hour passes and his mom comes to pick him up, his baby sippy cup had spilled out on the table and I wiped it with my hand and wiped it on my pants nobigdeal.

His mom says "Oh, that's breast milk"

EWWWW

Ok so moving on, after pilates, babysitting, then a yoga class I head to my Red Hat Ladies lunch that was SUPER yummy. Well at the end of the lunch we are all getting ready to leave and the server was cleaning up and STABBED ME WITH A KNIFE!!!

Really? STABBED MY FINGER WITH A KNIFE!! So I jump up startled my finger is bleeding like crazy and the server says "Oh I'm sorry?"

And I even had to ask for a bandage and an alcoholic wipe to clean up.

No more sorries, no manager no nothing. So I am writing them a nice little letter? I mean I KNOW it was an accident. They happen. But nothing, no follow up? No offer of medical attention? And yes I can be a drama queen BUT I WAS BLEEDING ALL OVER YOUR RESTAURANT! (i'll let you know what happens)

So the hubby and I went to get our taxes done tonight. One more year in the books! Its such a relief. (and we are getting a nice little check to pay for our Cabos expenses YAY!)

On the way home we stopped at McDonalds (I know whats the point of doing 2 classes in a day if you are going to eat McDonalds at 9pm? Don't judge..lol)

We order our food. Pay our bill and the guy asks us to pull up it will be a minute. So we sit there, talking and joking around, one car, two car, three cars drive by and we start to joke that "Maybe they forgot us?"

We wait 10 minutes then I go in.

Oh yeah they forgot us. And we got to eat for FREE!! How sweet is that?

What a day

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

It was NOT too good to be true!

So remember the Free Yoga I was telling you about?

Well I went to my first free class AND I did my hour of volunteer babysitting and it went REALLY well.

My only concern is the girl who will be sharing the responsibility of the daycare on Wednesday brings her own kids and one of them has autism.

Now before you start bashing me for not having a heart, she spends the WHOLE hour with her son trying to not let him hit, scratch, bite, scream, steal and beat on the other kids! He is SUCH a distraction to EVERYONE in this little room! The room is BARELY big enough for a table and chairs and we had 9 kids in there! 9 with her son hitting and biting the other kids. Which made them cry and lash out.

It was a nightmare so to speak. I was able to take some of the older ones into the hallway to stretch and play games but her son would keep SCREAMING and hitting the other kids that we all had to be crammed into this little space trying to stay out of her way.

The lady who runs the "program" asked me how the day went and she read it all over my face. They have a hard time getting people to stay on Wednesday (which is one of the busier days) to help because of her and the people only say "something came up on Wednesdays" so they can no longer volunteer.

I feel bad but I do not blame them. Really. I mean I was bitten 2 times ALONE! Can you imagine what that does to 8 other kids?


Anywho I am going to stick it out. See how it goes. Its only 1 hour a week.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Winner, Winner Chicken dinner!!

Ok so process of elimination and everyone (all 4) that entered the giveaway there was ONLY 1 person who had not read Dear John yet..

So ABBIE over at Satisfy My Soul will win the book!!

And then only 3 of the 4 had an AMC Theater that they could go to the movies and see the movie when it comes out, I used Random.org

M over at Shopper Girl
wins the AMC gift card!!

Yay!!

Ladies please email me at crazyrandommusings at yahoo dot ca your address so I can mail these things out ASAP!
 
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