November 22, 2009

I had no idea....

This is the part where I share embarrassing stories!

At work a while back, a couple of 20-something boys came back from a night on the town (they always travel in packs). As they rounded the corner near the front desk I overheard one say, "Dude, check out the MILF at the desk." I went through every possible slang I could think of, because I knew I had heard it before, and couldn't remember what it meant. I finally resorted to googling MILF. And let me just say I am conflicted.

The thing is that I am old enough to be their mom (hence the term MILF) and I have step-children older than them. And as much as I'd like to say that's just weird, if the two guys that came into the hotel were Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, it would certainly put a different spin on things.

At least they didn't call me a cougar....

November 17, 2009

At least I didn't flush my keys....

Today I picked my oldest up for an appointment with an oral surgeon to put a bracket put on a tooth. We stopped at the mall for lunch on the way to the office, and I realized on the way back out to the van that, for the third time in a month, I locked my keys in the van - which is a whole other story.

Fortunately my stepson was not too far away on a errand, and agreed to run by and get us - except he had his pickup not his car and could only take one of us at a time. When I called the office, they agreed to do the procedure even though we would be 40 minutes late.

Once the procedure started I made a stop in the bathroom, which I probably should have done hours before while I was still at work but I forgot (which every mother will relate to). As I flushed, I realized that the water wan't flushing. One thing everyone who lives in Wisconsin knows is that most "flushable" products, ARE NOT FLUSHABLE! The person in the bathroom before me was obviously from Illinois or something, because that's exactly why the water rising to the top of the bowl.

So I am late to the appointment, have to make two trips to get us both there, and now I am flooding their bathroom. Way to make an impression I know.... Desperate, I did a quick sweep of the bathroom - soap dispenser, garbage can, toilet brush.... toilet brush! I am saved!

The rest of the afternoon was much less eventful....

November 16, 2009

A new conference record....

Tonight at parent-teacher conferences we had what was probably the shortest conference in the history of education - except maybe for the parents who don't show up at all.

We did the 10 seconds of obligatory introductions, and sat down. I looked down at her report card and said, "Good grades, good comments - unless you've got something, I'm all set." He paused for a moment, kind of thoughtful, then stood, stretched out his hand, smiled and said, "Nope, that about covers it. Have a nice night then."

November 7, 2009


Poor Favre....

Is it any wonder Brett Favre can't seem to figure out what he wants to do? It's from living with the weather in Wisconsin for so long. Last month the kids wore winter coats and mittens to homecoming and today my youngest played outside in a t-shirt. It's not Favre's fault - it's the environment....

November 2, 2009

Changing of the seasons

November 1st. It's probably safe to assume that the rummage sale I was planning is not going to happen anytime soon - which is really sad because I had it all set up and just couldn't find a weekend when I was at home long enough to hold it.

I have to say it was really tempting to just leave the rummage sale set up over winter, so come spring I could fling open the garage door, and be ready to go. Fortunately for me, my family and friends all shopped when they stopped over, and there's not much left to worry about - which left plenty of room for... the snow gear!