Posted by D*ana
If hanging out in a hotel suite eating oreos is fun, then yes – this is Sunday Funday.
It is absolutely beautiful outside but I am just not feeling up for doing anything today. I have a ton of running around to do this week so I’m hanging out watching HGTV and still stewing over the fact that there haven’t been any hash browns with the free breakfast since last weekend. Seriously, potatoes should be a staple. They have scrambled eggs EVERY morning which is fantastic, but I do not want grits or corned beef mush or french toast sticks with my eggs – I want taters!!
Christina Aguilera had her baby yesterday. I read that she wanted to do VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section for those who may not be up on the baby-related lingo) but I guess it didn’t work out for her. I am dying to find out what she named this child… Her son is Max, very cute and normal, so hopefully she doesn’t try to get all artsy-fartsy with her girl.
Taylor Swift did the ice bucket challenge before her VMA rehearsal yesterday. She and Jamie Green donated $100 for every person in their crew that did it with them… so thousands, in cash, AND they dumped the water all over each other anyway. Am I the only a-hole who hasn’t dumped a bucket of ice water over my head and/or donated? I can’t be. I haven’t been challenged anyway. Don’t get any ideas though, I am not doing it… and I honestly don’t really have $100 to donate right now. That doesn’t make me a bad person, that makes me honest. I have donated to plenty of other causes so I’m not going to feel bad about sitting this one out. I also donated about 20 boxes full of stuff to various charities when I was packing our house up to move so that counts for something, right?
Yesterday I took Kyla school shopping at Justice. Thankfully she mostly picked out stuff I actually liked. By “liked” I mean “didn’t hate.” Sometimes she chooses the most heinous looking thing in the store. A while back they had this one line of dresses with pleather and studs and they looked all dominatrix. Of course she went for one and I had to say no, I wouldn’t even let her try it on. Yesterday she grabbed a fluorescent pink thing with black lace and when I said no she insisted, “but it looks like what Paramore would wear, I love Paramore!”
I love Paramore too, but my 10 year old is not going to her new school dressed like Hayley Williams.
Speaking of the new school, we have to go get her registered tomorrow. It’s an “A” school in Montgomery County, MD which I’ve been told is one of the top school districts in the country. She went to a few good schools in FL but I think it might be a little more challenging here. She’s been an Honor Roll student since the beginning so fingers crossed she continues to do well. I am nervous for her, being the “new girl” is never easy but she is not shy so I think she’ll be OK. She keeps telling me she’s not worried about it.
I’m also going to look at a bunch of places to live tomorrow. The one I LOVED fell through. This jackwagon sent me a lease and made plans to sign it “sometime next week”, told me he needed a security deposit at signing and first month’s right when we move in. Said we could set it up to auto-pay from bank account after that. Told me the condo association would be re-doing some of the railings and stuff outside. I messaged him Monday morning to ask when we would be meeting to sign the lease and he responded and said he was going to rent it to someone else! WHO DOES THAT?
So now I am back to square one. I looked at a place in that same complex yesterday… It was cute, but the people there now have a dog and the carpet is a mess… bunched in places and obviously full of dog hair. The appliances are all different (black old stove, white dishwasher, new stainless steel fridge) and since we are working with a pretty limited budget at this point I can’t be TOO picky but that mis-matchiness bothered me. There is one place out of the 8 I am checking out tomorrow that looks REALLY nice and is in the perfect location so fingers crossed it works out.
I am hoping to get on a whole bunch of stations now that I’m “back in the game”… I already have one lined up to start September 15th. Woot!
I think I’m going to go take a nap. I’ve been getting up at 7:30-8 each morning and not going to bed until around 2am. I need more than 6 hours sleep a night in my old age.
Oh, one more thing – you will be pumped about this if you don’t already know – Starbucks is bringing back the Pumpkin Spice Latte early this year!