Monday, August 31, 2009

It IS a Manic Monday...I think

Okay, so let's re-cap a couple of things. First off, my brain never shuts down and so I take Melatonin to help me sleep at night. Here's a note to self...when you take said Melatonin and wake up two hours later coughing up a lung, do NOT take a shot of Nyquil. The result is that you will be in a coma for at least another 12-16 hours. NOT a good feeling.

I'm still unemployed. I'm trying not to get too down about this because so is a large portion of the population. I am not alone. Although, it is sort of a kick in the rear when I have 20 years of retail management experience and cannot get a job bagging groceries!! But it's okay. It's all in God's hands and when the time is right for me to work, He will provide.

I'm in homeschool mom mode this morning and was all set to pull out a can of whup-ass on my boy for being in his room playing his guitar when I had asked him to do his consumer math and wouldn't you know it, he was done with the whole daggone chapter already!! Go Nick!

Speaking of him playing the guitar, I'm sitting here kind of feeling like that dad in the old Twisted Sister video to "We're Not Gonna Take It" where he just yells at his son "You sit around here all day playing that sick, repulsive, electric twanger!! What do you want to DO with your life????" That can't be a good thing.

I did another explosive food shopping yesterday and saved $111 in coupons and store sales. You know, some people want to get their same amount of food for less, I want to spend the same amount of money and get more. When we're trying to save money, I'm not so sure that's the way to go. But my cabinets are very full - there's even lobster tails in the freezer because they were dirt cheap and...well, I like lobster and never get to have it. Again, probably not the smartest choice when trying to save money.

Frank and I went out to dinner alone Friday night because the kids were both sleeping out - miracle of miracles. We went to a steakhouse here in town that we both really enjoy and while the food was awesome, the service was not. So I wrote a letter to the company via their web-site and guess what? We get dinner on the house one night this week! See? It pays to speak up sometimes! Now, had it just been one thing about the service that we didn't like, I would have done nothing. But repeatedly throughout our meal, things went wrong and our waiter was never around! So we'll get to go out again this week. I'm unsure if we'll take the kids or not. Hee, hee.

It's raining.

I miss hanging out with my friends. We need a girls night out soon, ladies!!

All this planning for the Disney talk in October makes me want to go right now!

Now I have to go and beat someone with an electric guitar...have a good day!


One Creative Queen said...

Free steak dinner = WOOT!
Kids spending night out - at same time = WOOT! WOOT!

Speaking up CAN help...last week, I complained to 2 different craft companies. I buy a lot of art junk, and lately I realized 2 big manufacturers put out crummy products. As in, break on the first use products. So I wrote a quick email to both companies. And guess what? I'm getting each product replaced...for FREE! (I've already gotten one of them.) Schwing!

Plus, it's liberating when you have a legitimate complaint and you actually say something, rather than just sulking about it.

Enjoy your free dinner! xx

Siddhartha said...

That's the spirit to keep things moving when things may not be going the way we would like to see.

BTW I just can't imagine someone here will offer us a 'second try' for free for not being satisfied with the 'service'. That's a big surprise. Really.

Theresa said...

It's difficult to not get down about being unemployed, even when you say to yourself that you are not the only one. It's happening to you and affecting you and your family.

Good to hear you got the free meal though. I've done the same thing before and got nothing and I wasn't even rude or mean about the complaints. Just ignored, so you scored better than I did!

Petula said...

Yes, it would have been better to leave the Nyquil out of it. But I hope you aren't drowsy or anything now. I took a sleeping pill and about an hour before took an anxiety pill so I have been drowsy all day. I've seen more of the back of my eyelids while waiting in the pediatrician's office as well as sitting here typing. :)

Uh, try not to break the guitar when you hit "someone" with it. :)

I want to go out to dinner so can I go with your guys?

Frugal Vicki said...

yeah for free steak dinners! I hate that stupid guitar, too, My hubby plays it instead of helping me give the kids their bath. Oh well, keeps him occupied and not dirtying up my kitchen I suppose!

Jackie said...

Mental note taken here about the Nyquil!!LOL...I hate to laugh, but, I have done things like that before and it is quite the experience!!

I hope you had a great day and have a wonderful week!!:-)

A Lil Enchanted said...

I was with ya on the Nyquil last night... but I didn't take melatonin with it.

As for the guitar and Twisted Sister... I'm with ya!... only it's not my son.. it's my hubby... but I can't say anything... he loves to play and doesn't get to often... it's his escape from stress... so I just deal with it.

Kudos on the saving money shopping... I'll be doing mine tomorrow... hope I save tons! And whoohoo!!! on that free dinner!!! You go girl!!!

A Lil Enchanted,

Laura said...

Well, Nick and I have something in common these days-Since I'm pretty much stuck in one place, I've taken up electric guitar as a hobby. :) However, It IS loud-so I can sympathize with you. Does his amp have a headphone jack? You can buy an adapter so a regular pair of headphones will fit if it does-I got one for like 5.00 at Radio Shack!