Friday, May 29, 2009


They have discontinued making my favorite perfume...


I have worn this perfume (ONLY this perfume) for over 8 years... and now I cannot find it anywhere- even online- I am so Upset!!! :(

This perfume (Fendi) was totally awesome and smelled amazing on me.. I constantly had people telling me how good it smelled and asking what it was...

I only have a tiny little bit left now.... and I don't know what to do...

I thought I had found a website that still had some in stock and ordered 8 bottles...I just got an email today from them saying... sorry we thought we had some but didn't and are refunding your credit card *sigh*

You have no idea how upsetting this is... this scent was my signature scent... I'd go up behind people and sometimes they would say they knew it was me because they remembered my perfume....

So now I have to go out perfume shopping *bigger sigh* almost as bad as bra shopping (not fun) and I'm going to have to try and find something that smells as close to Fendi as I can and just hope it mixes with my body chemistry to smell as good as the Fendi's either that or just be smelly... :( which would be socially unacceptable.

DAMN! This pisses me off... I mean Fendi is a big company.... could they REALLY have lost that much $ on their perfume? Damn frenchies! :(

Friday, May 22, 2009

summer VAY- KAY

I can hardly wait for summer.... I teach so I am counting the days down...14 days... Now in regular time that is just under 2 weeks... but in school time this is probably going to be a VERY LONG two weeks/14 days. The kids have mentally checked out- and with the weather becoming nicer it is hard to keep them focused.

Who am I kidding? It's hard for ME to stay focused! Plus there is so much to do at the end of the school year!

I have begun to make my annual "Summer Work Out & Get Back into Shape" plan. The plan while well thought out and effective (when followed) generally does not see results. Which leads me to ponder why? I am a fairly intelligent person, I understand that to lose weight I need to:

1. Eat better- (meaning stay away from ice cream/cookies/bread etc...)OMG- does that mean I have to curtail what I drink... as in wine, etc?????

2. Exercise- (actually walk/swim/lift weights/do cardio etc.)

The whole plan only has 2 steps to it....easy right? so why is this a problem?

The answer is that while in theory #2 is easy-

I hate to exercise.

I have had periods in my life when I have lost weight and have exercised but I'm sorry to say for me... the whole "follow it for 6 wks and it becomes a habit", or "once you do it you feel better" (thereby tricking yourself into liking exercise) is just not happening.


I keep reading that once your over 40 it is even more important to focus on weight lifting.... so does hefting a heavy purse while shopping count????

Probably not....

It is really even more important than before for me to get on the band wagon because I have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes..... I knew it would probably happen at some point...I mean you don't have gestational diabetes with all 3 kids and pop them out @ 8lbs. (2 wks early), 9 lbs 15 oz., and 9 lbs 3 oz on their due dates and not have a clue....

So unfortunately now I ACTUALLY HAVE to do something about it.... I have to do what I tell my kids... and "have to suck it up" ....and exercise. SHIT!

On the upside... I just found out that drinking Bloody Mary's is better than wine.... V8, is like having a vegetable right???

I knew if I really tried I could find a silver lining somewhere!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

happy mommy's day

Happy mother's day to all of the mom's out there. Unfortunately for my younger daughter, today was also her 18th birthday... talk about stealing someone's thunder. The first time both days coincided was on her first birthday. Then again on her 7th birthday, and now her 18th..... she hates it! Not so much this year, but when she was 7- yikes!

This year my husband made me (us) a delicious dinner- it was really awesome.... all the more appreciated because I know it has been a difficult day for him. He is missing his parents, his mom passed away 2 years ago, his dad 11 years ago. Then we just found out that one of Stefanie's friends father passed away yesterday- very suddenly of a massive heart attack. It got me to thinking about how I often take my own mom for granted. I mean she's always going to be there for me right? Wrong... my mom turns 70 this summer, and while I'd like to think she will always be there for me, the reality is that soon she will not. Soon is a relative term... anywhere from one to fifteen-to- twenty years is soon....

My mom is actually lucky enough to be leaving on a two week vacation to England with her sister this evening. It will be a long two weeks without being able to pick up the phone and call her, but I'll get through it because I know she'll only be gone two weeks. My hubby does not have that luxury any more. I am trying to be very aware of that and give him extra TLC.

I didn't mean for this blog to get so depressing, but I believe we need to cherish our moms no matter how old we are, because the alternative is too sad to even think about :(

So if you haven't thanked, kissed, hugged your mom today, I urge you to do so... even if you're late... just do it A.S.A.P. You never now if it will be the last time you'll be able to.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Ok.... I admit it I am hooked.. no make that obsessed with the Twilight series...

Over spring break we rented the movie and I really enjoyed it.. I like anything otherworldly, sci fi etc... and I figured the book HAD to be better... so I went out the next day and bought books 1 & 2...

I finished book 1 in less than 24 hrs.......

Like the vampires in the story I was hungry for more..... 24 hrs. later- book 2... read, savored and hungry for more...

Luckily I had to go back to work so I was busy and didn't have time to read, but I had to find books 3 & 4. THANK GOD my friend had bought the complete set for her daughter, and said daughter was nice enough to lend them to me.....Got them Thurs. night... both done and returned to her by Monday morning.

Now my problem.... they have ruined me for my trash books.... *sigh*

The author better start cranking more books out before her fans become completely demented.... I found her website and read the first chapter from another book she began... from Edward's perspective... TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!

I feel like an addict.. I want more..........