Saturday, March 14, 2009

Traverse City

Well, we're here in the big City. It was a rough start to this adventure I'm sorry to say. We left Wednesday afternoon around 4 and we were moving to get up here. About 10 miles from the hotel the car starts sputtering and the engine light is flashing. OMG, we are 4 hours from home and I'm going to have to have my car fixed. Needless to say, I couldn't eat or sleep because I was worried about the stupid car! So bright and early Thursday morning I ask the front desk where the nearest Autozone is so they could read the engine code from my car. After I get the directions, Natalie and I begin our journey to Autozone. Hmmm, car seems to be running fine, no engine light is flashing. ??? The nice kid comes to our rescue with the thing ma gig to read the code. "No Codes Failed" The car passed all tests. Well what the heck? Water in the line? Who knows, I guess I just needed to have something to worry about. Next, Nat and I get to the hotel, its time for business. Swim time. We change and I'm packing a bag to take with me to the pool area book, phone, earphones, and yes a soda. Well the soda I put in the bag (along with my new blackbery phone) Natalie opened and didn't close the lid all the way. I noticed it as I was walking with a stream of pop dripping down. At this point I was crying. We got back into the car, drove across the street to Kmart I bought some rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs. An hour with the hair dryer and it was good as new! Now, I finally get to relax....... We went for dinner last night at a place called Slenders. Its known to be one of the oldest bars in Northern Michigan. It think it started in 1875? Anyway, I think I had the best burger in my whole life there. And you have to smooch the moose! They have a bunch of "stuffed" animals along the walls, like deer, squirls, buffalo and a moose named Randolph. Well you have to smooch Randolph and you get a special surprise. Natalie was quite shy when it came to smoochin, but she finally did it!
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As for now, I'm back at the pool, relaxing and enjoying the day! I'll post some pics in my next post, stay tuned for more Adventures from Traverse City!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Traverse City here we come!

Our annual trip to Traverse City is in 2 days! We are so ready to have this needed break. Natalie and I will be hot tubbin, and swimming and most of all relaxing. Anthony will be working. Poor guy, all in a days work I soppose. I'm sure he will be having his own fun in all the conferences he will be attending. He needs to learn more I suppose. It's going to be rough, but we will suffer through.
It's a four hour drive, and I'm wondering what to do keep Natalie busy. Let's see, we have her mp3, Ninetendo DS, portable dvd player, and book 1 to Harry Potter she just now started to read. That should cover it, I hope. I will of course bring some snacks along the way, probably some crackers and naturally, red licorice. I think we're ready!

Now on a different, more complicated note, I feel that I should clear this up for some of my readers, there is always the question of how this is all possible. and far be it to ASK. Well let me explain, even though I shouldn't have to. These conferences are a REQUIREMENT for his job. I hope that you are smart enough to realize what that means and it will clear up any questions that arise. Yes, I'm still being a bitch about this and it is still my prerogative. See post below.....
I am growing up, and with a little therapy I grew a spine. I think its really a sad thing when you have to explain every move you make to the people who are supposed to love you unconditionally. Sometimes life is just jacked up I suppose. Now, I must just "Let It Go"

See you all in Traverse City, will post some pictures of our mini-vacation/work.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bobby Brown - My Prerogative (live)

Here's to go along with my lastest post. Its a blast from the past!

My Prerogative

***Warning*** This is a highly serious, mostly bitchy post...
With some recent events, I feel my life is like the song, my prerogative. I just don't understand why some people in your life (or not in your life) feel like they have to know your business and then JUDGE you for it. When the truth is, they have no clue whats going on, because they haven't bothered to ask you. They just come to their own conclusions about whatever it is that they feel so self-righteous about. Why can't you just let me live my life? I don't need your permission. I don't need your opinions either. I don't need you to judge me or my family. You are sitting high on your horse today, enjoy it. Have you ever heard about Karma? You get what you give.....
AMEN

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Downey Fresh

Ok, I've had my new washer/dryer for almost a week now, and I'm amazed how fast my laundry gets done. I'm all caught up, and keeping it that way. I'm even looking for stuff to wash. I"m sure the newness will soon wear off, but for now I love love love them. Did you know you can delay the wash up to 12 hours? I can set it before I go to work, and it will be done washing just before I get home and can easily go right into the dryer. That's amazing. This is my first "brand new" washer/dryer set, and I'm just loving every minute of it. Natalie even said "it smells like dryer in here."
It's Downey Fresh........