Sunday, December 23, 2007


Yesterday morning I awoke at 5:15 am, grumbled about the fact that not only was it cold, it was still dark! I fumbled through my closet attempting to find something to wear, which was a feat in itself since I haven't had a chance to do laundry in almost two weeks. I finally settled on a pair of jeans and sweatshirt and dressed quickly, still grumbling about the cold and dark. Cheshire Cat showed up a few minutes later and we left to go shopping with a friend of mine in the next town, stopping only once for a latte at Starbucks. By 3pm I was pretty much done with Christmas shopping and approximately $600 poorer.

So yes, Christmas shopping is completed, with the exception of Cheshire Cat's boyfriend. MH even helped me to wrap all of my booty including the things that were strategically placed throughout the bedroom closet and under the bed. So, everything is bought and wrapped and placed under the tree and now the only thing that I have left to do is catch up on all the other stuff I have let slide in the past two months of furious working my tail off.

Speaking of which, I have been awaiting this lovely four day weekend as this is the closest thing that I have to a vacation and trust me...I need one. I have also been awaiting this because I really need things to calm down with work. I have always had a problem with saying NO. I always figure that I can do one more thing and it's really hard for me to turn down money. So, someone will ask me if I can take on several more stores and I say "Sure, no problem!" and then I jump through my butt trying to get it all done. Well, with the close of the year and the end of the 4th quarter I usually lose a few accounts because they do not need servicing as much as they do during the busiest time of the year.

HA! Each and every time I talk to one of my DM's I find out that I have something extra going on in the month of Jan or Feb. One of the companies that I work for will have resets going on in January.....this means that each of the 18 FRIGGIN STORES will have to be reset instead of just servicing it. Okaaaaay. No problem. Then I hear from another DM with "good news!" We will be servicing this new product and they have 3 more stores that they are adding to my list and "oh btw....for the next two months these will need to be visited every two weeks instead of every month" Fine. Then there are two other companies that are adding things to my list every week.........Sigh. So, I'm not really sure that I am going to be less busy at all! But at least the whole holiday season will be over and I won't have to deal with that!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Random Thoughts

Sooooooo, how's it going? Yeah, um.....your hair looks really nice today. Seriously, have you done something new with it? Okay, fine.....NO I HAVEN'T DONE MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING YET!
I have a plan though! My friend and I are going to get up early on Saturday morning and we will finish it. I have purchased a few things. Nothing for Mad Hatter, but I have the kids almost taken care of. A few more things for Caterpillar and Cat and then something for Cat's boyfriend and his little boy but I am finished with Mouse so that is something!
~Unfortunately, I have wrapped nothing. I have stuff stashed all over the house but have not had a chance to wrap anything. The only things under my tree right now are from other people. Must get that completed this weekend also.
~ Mad Hatter and I both have a four day weekend so your prayers that we don't kill each other with all this wonderful togetherness would be much appreciated. Thank you.
~I have to take Mouse to the airport tomorrow to spend Christmas with her dad.....that really sucks
~Why doesn't the Starbucks here in town stay open 24 hours? I could really use a latte.
~I have two working days left until Christmas and these people are brutal! They push, they shove, and they move my displays around and screw everything up for ABSOLUTELY NO REASON!
~I have received many more Christmas cards this year. I am going to assume this was in part because of my post on my old blog about the mailing of Christmas cards being a dying art. Just goes to show you....whining DOES help.
~My car still has not forgiven me for taking him up into the cold Panhandle with snow and ice. It keeps making growling noises at me.
~I have been a mother for 20 years and for the first time in my entire mother career I had a child come home from school and tell me that he needed shredded lettuce to take for the Christmas party.
Okay, there. Updated. These are the thoughts that ran though my head and out of my fingers. Are you scared yet?

Monday, December 17, 2007

Trying not to freak out

Um.....did you know that it's almost Christmas? I'm just asking cause's almost Christmas. Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I only ask because....I'M NOT DONE!!!!

This has been a freakishly busy month for me. I have been doing this job for two years now but apparently I just wasnt as established with it as I am now because I have way too much work and nowhere near enough time to get things together this year. I should have known, the past three months have been a nightmare so I should have realized that December was going to be horrible.

I have a crapload of work to get done this week and like the complete and total dumb ass that I am, I had forgotten that next week was Christmas, meaning that there were at least two, possibly three days that I will be unable to get into the stores that I need to in order to actually work. What this means for me is that I am going to have to try to get as much done this week of next weeks work as possible or I will possibly have a meltdown.

This past weekend we went to the Mad Hatters parents house where I had high hopes of finishing up my shopping. Considering that it is an 8 and a half hour drive each way and we left on Friday evening and got back Sunday evening, I apparently lost my ever lovin mind to think this was possible. I bought TWO friggin presents!

Dormouse will be spending Christmas with her father in another state this year. She will be flying out sometime on Thursday. I should probably look up her itinerary to find out when I need to have her at the airport but right now that just seems like way too much trouble. She will be getting her senior pictures taken while there so there are things that must be done that I have finally marked off my never ending to do list. She has had her hair trimmed and we picked up one more outfit for her to change into for her pictures. We also were able to pick up her prescription tonight and I took her to the bank to cash the checks she has been hording for the past few weeks. I believe that I am almost done getting her prepared and since this is only Monday I am pretty damn proud of myself. I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but I have this procrastination issue that crops up occasionally, generally causing panic and disarray to my normally chaotic life.

As for Christmas shopping? Um....yeah, I will have to get back to you later about that.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Reasons I Need Therapy

I was sitting here thinking about life in general and trying to come up with a blog entry when I realized that I was crazy. No, wait a minute. Hear me out.
The whole reason that I started this blog was because I really enjoyed the catharsis that I got from just sitting down and typing out things. I just wasn't happy with the mechanics of how everything worked at the place I used to post. Mostly because, it stopped working.
For months I sat around while doing mundane tasks, thinking about what I wanted to do with my new blog. And I mean literally took months. I wanted something catchy, I wanted something that reflected me. I wanted something kind of cute. Well now that I have it ............damned if I know what to do with it!
So I ignore it, because that is much easier than actually having to think about it. I don't even know how to label this blog. I have kids and I'm a mommy.......does that make this a mommy blog? I don't know if I wanna be a mommy blog. I mean, yes I write about my kids but I also write about other things too. So what is this? Does it matter really? And why is this keeping me up tonight? I should be sleeping.....wait, isnt that a song? Great...... just lovely. Now, I am going to be up all night trying to think where that line came from.
See, told you I was crazy!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

I was finally able to get all three of my kids in the house at the same time by waiting until Saturday night at 10:30 pm after Dormouse got off work. I called the Cheshire Cat and she brought her boyfriend over to help too. Also, Caterpillar had a friend spending the night so there were 7 people and two dogs in my tiny little living room trying to assemble the tree and decorations......Mad Hatter and I got drunk on eggnog so we were pretty useless. Not really, but we thought about it ...ALOT.

So.....tree is up, decorations are done, I finished my christmas card list today, and have so far baked a couple batches of christmas cookies so I guess the holiday season has officially began. Caterpillar is sitting in the living room under the tree watching Christmas movies and in a few minutes we will go in the kitchen and bake christmas cookies for his cub scout meeting tomorrow. I really, really, really need to get crackin on my christmas shopping though....

I am hoping to be able to have an easy week this week. I know it will be easier than the previous weeks have been, but I just want super simple stuff to do so that I can get caught up on all the errands that need to be run, like NEW TIRES so I can get my car INSPECTED since it is EXPIRED!!! I just need two....just the two rear tires, I just haven't had time to do it . I will try to get that done tomorrow and then I will go get the car inspected. I think there is a 5 day grace period so hopefully I don't get pulled over. I just recently remembered to put on my new license plates that I got when I paid for my registration this year. I hate it when they do that, it has taken me 5 years to memorize the plate number on this car and just as I have it down pat, they change it on me. Like I don't have enough things to try to memorize........

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Small town friendly

In my job I drive ALOT. Usually I go through the same towns and go the same way every time I drive. Today however, was different. I had to drive to a town 3 and a half hours away to train a new hire for one of the companies that I work for. As I was driving I noticed that I had forgotten to put gas in my car before I left the big town that I was working in. ACK! Not good, considering that half of the towns I go through do not have gas stations. My gas light came on about 12 miles from the next town and I prayed that I would make it AND that they would have a gas station. And by pray, I mean that I promised God that I would no longer do anything that remotely resembles anything fun. As luck would have it, I did make it and there was a gas station.

I pulled into the gas station and stared at the gas pump totally confused. There was no fast pay slot to put my card in. Okkkkkkkay. Well I come from the land of "YOU MUST PREPAY FOR YOUR GAS BECAUSE WE DONT WANT TO HAVE TO WATCH YOU TO MAKE SURE YOU DONT DRIVE OFF" So I went into the little building and was greeted by the perkiest gas station attendant I have ever seen in my entire life. I grabbed something to drink and walked up to the register and asked for $30 on pump 4. She looked at me like I had grown two heads!

Perky Lady: "Honey, you havent gotten any gas yet!"

WhiteRabbit:"Yes, I know...I was going to prepay you for it"

PL: "Honey, we trust you ...go outside and pump your's fine"

WR: "But I would really rather not have to walk back in afterwards"

PL: "It's okay honey...I will hold onto your Dr. Pepper for you and you can pay for it all at the same time"

At this point, I just figured that it was easier to go outside and pump my gas, rather than argue with her and be called honey anymore. So, I walked outside and pumped my gas.

When I came back in the store she had my drink and gas all rang up and told me that I looked like I could use something to eat. Well, yeah...I suppose I was a little hungry. So she hooked me up with these tasty looking popcorn chicken things with some bbq sauce. I paid for my purchases and by the time I left she was calling me by my first name.

I got in the car and called Mad Hatter to tell him about this freakishly friendly little place that insists that I pump my gas BEFORE I pay for it. I told him how nice Esther (she introduced herself as we bonded over the popcorn chicken) was and how helpful she was in making sure that I had something to eat.

I got off the phone and started eating my popcorn chicken bites with my bbq sauce when I noticed two things....first...the bbq sauce was expired and second........I had the worst case of heartburn I have ever had in my life!

Now I have to wonder.......was she TRYING to poison me????