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What's up!!: December 2007

What's up!!

Sunday, December 30, 2007


Well I'm officially back from my vacation. I thought that if I didn't blog about it ...It wouldn't really be over.

I can describe Jamaica in one word "Wonderful". The first couple of days there were kind of planned for us because of the wedding festivities. The wedding was beautiful...including the not so slim topless sun bather at the end of the aisle.
The bride and groom.
The wedding on the beach.
This is all of my family that went to Jamaica for the wedding.
This is the topless sunbather at the end of the aisle.
The food was actually really good and you had your choice of 5 restaurants on the resort. We spent one day on the beach and only lasted 15 minutes because it was to hot in the sun. I had boob sweat in 5 minutes, and thought I was in a sauna. The next day we decided to take a taxi into town to do some shopping. We pull out of the resort and onto the road and our taxi filled up with smoke. We had to bail. Come to find out it was just his speaker wires melting. So we head into town and do some shopping at the local mall and then we headed to the craft market. I hated the craft market...I can't stand vultures and they were vultures x2. The only thing I bought from them was conch shells for the girls.

The next day we did spend the day on the beach, at least from 10 - 2, the hottest part of the day. I went back to our room and took a shower and took a nap in the hammock on our balcony. Every night after dinner we would head up to the night club...with a piano bar, Dj and dancing until around 2 in the morning and then we would go for a midnight snack at the Cabana Grill. This is just one of the 5 bars on the resort. You wake up and go to the bar and get a drink, anything fruity was yummy!In the mornings we would have continental breakfast delivered to our balcony...but we had to eat fast because the birds would swoop in to get there share.

The only other excursion we took was an all day trip. We left at 8am and drove about 2.5 hours to Black river. This is a river that is full of Crocs, so we traveled down the river in a pontoon boat to see the crocs. The hour boat ride we saw 5 crocs out of the 500 they claim live in this river. Then it was off to eat lunch, a beautiful out door restaurant, up on a hill that had a beautiful view. Then we had about an 1.5 hours up to Y.S. Falls, where we decided to go on the zip line that went across the falls. That was really amazing even though I was scared to death. Then we drove about 45 min. to Appleton Rum. Their Rum Punch was so strong, I definitely only needed one glass of it. Then we went on a tour and saw basically how they make rum and then they took us back to the lobby and lined up all 14 different kinds of Rum they make and told us to try away...if we emptied a bottle just let them know and they will give us another bottle. Needless to say you could have gotten trashed if you wanted to. Then we headed the 2.5 hours back to the resort. View from Black River.

Part way through the zip line. Enjoying the Rum.

We also took a Catamaran cruise that took us to an area where you could cliff jump. I was all set to go until we pulled up and stopped and I heard people screaming on the way down...then I chickened out. But hubs did it...35ft. jump off the cliff into 22 ft. of water. He said it wasn't bad except it crammed his sinus to the top on his brain. This is the cliff Hubs jumped from.

The funniest part of our trip was our glass bottom boat ride. We rode out to the coral and saw a few fish and a lot of star fish, but our driver decided on the way back to the resort we would do a tour along the beach. We came up to the Hedonism 2 resort...let's just say we got an eye full and those people are not shy. They are also known as the light packers, as they only need 2 sets of clothes, 1 to come in and 1 when they leave.

So in a nut shell we had a great time and would go back in a heart beat. I didn't like what our pilot had to tell us as we were flying into Detroit...the weather was a mild -6 degrees with the wind chill. You have got to be kidding me we are going from 86 degrees to -6 degrees in an 8 hour span ... that is just not right.

While I'm busy typing I may as well throw in Christmas...It was fun! Santa brought a new puppy, her name is Chloe. I love the puppy stage...peeing...chewing...shitting everywhere. It's a good thing she is cute.

Santa also brought Heelys...I so did not buy these they just ended up under our tree. I'm now waiting for her to break some bone in her body.

We went shopping the Thursday after Christmas and was in Toys R Us returning some things and heard they just got a shipment of 30 Wii. My mom bought one so we have been at her house bowling for the last 2 nights until 1 in the morning.
Sorry it is so long but I had a lot to do in 7 days.
Hope you all had a great Christmas and Have a very Happy New Year!

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

I need a drink

It is 7:10 a.m. and I just lost it with my 6yr old. She is such a cry baby right now and it drives me insane. This morning she actually got up good and got dressed and did not cry not once. We even made it through breakfast and reading her library book. Then it comes time to get her snow pants, coat etc. on.

She starts bawling because her gloves from yesterday are still wet.

I tell her 1. Next time put them in front of the heater so there dry the next day.
2. You have 20 pair of gloves go get a different pair. She starts crying even harder that her other gloves are to hard to pick up the snow. I take a deep breath and walk away.

Next, she comes to me crying still because she can't get her snow pants on. She wore a denim skirt today and it was caught on the back so she couldn't pull them up. I helped her and her cry lightened.

Then, as I'm watching for the bus I hear her crying again. I go in the kitchen to see what her problem is and she is trying to cram canned goods in her back pack. I inform her that it won't fit because her back pack is to small and that she will just have to carry the bag of goods. Again, she starts bawling that the bag is to heavy. So I take a few cans out and again she cries that she wants to take all of them.

So at this point I'm ready to pull out my hair.

I tell her fine take what ever you want I don't care.

At this point she remembers that she was suppose to take cold lunch today, mind you the bus is coming down the road. I say sorry you will have to have hot lunch today and you can have cold lunch tomorrow. The last and final meltdown blows up.

I can't take it anymore from this point and she gets yelled at and I so badly wanted to spank her because there is no reason for her melt downs....but I controlled myself to just yelling at her and telling her she better get rid of her problem before she gets home from school.

So any ideas of what I can do with her would be great....otherwise I just may have to kill myself.....Now don't get all worried I wouldn't really do that, besides I'm to chicken to hurt myself.

Now just to vent a little more...My hubby has a distant family member coming over tonight to give us a price on putting in geothermal. Under normal circumstances this would not be a problem. However our house is still trashed...I swear a tornado or something hit it.

I have clean clothes folded all over the couch and dirty clothes sorted on the floor, The luggage is still in the dining room waiting to be put away, the boxes of Christmas stuff is still in the living room, and whoever cooked last did not clean the stove (hubby). Did I mention that I also need to sweep all of the floors and dust.

So needless to say I was a little mad at him for planning this this week. It's not like we can afford it right now or anything.

And last but not least I have a sinus infection that won't go away and my mom wants to go Christmas shopping tonight.

Is Christmas seriously only 2 weeks away. Holy crap I have nothing bought yet ....except a few stocking stuffer's. Shit...I better go shopping with her. Shit I need to stay home and clean my house. Shit...I need to straighten out my kid and find out what her problem is. Shit...I don't have enough hours in a day. Shit...Shit...Shit....

Till next time....HO HO HO SHIT

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas ?

I want to buy one of these for Christmas for my girls, but I have a hard time spending $500 for a dog. They are in Midland and I think I'm going to try to make a appointment to go see them this weekend and make a final decision. I love the one with white...her eye's are so loveable.

Wouldn't the girls just love one of these popping out of a box on Christmas morning. I hate having to make decisions like this. Give me some insight please.