Sunday, January 23, 2011

While you were out.

It’s been almost 2 weeks since my last post, yikes!  Since people are starting to email me to make sure I’m alive, I figured I better drop by and say Hi!  I’m not intentionally taking a break from blogging, but since I’m still not feeling well, I really don’t have a lot to say.  I know, can you believe that?

But, to amuse you (and myself), here are some randoms from the last 2 weeks:

  • Last Saturday Alivia made her First Reconciliation.  After she did her confession she told my Mom “Grandma, I feel like a million bucks!”

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(Alivia with her teacher.  The kids from her class study the sacraments during religion at school and then make the sacraments together with the rest of the kids from church.)

  • While the kids went to confession, the parents were encouraged to go as well.  So, I went.  At the beginning of your confession you’re supposed to tell the priest how long it’s been since your last confession.  So, I’m all “Forgive me Father for I have sinned, it’s been 100 years since my last confession.”  And the priest is all “What did you say!?”  So, I repeated “100 years.”  And then he got mad and asked me “WHY?!”  Ok, so I didn’t actually say “100 years,” but I may as well have because that’s how mad he was.  Does anyone else see the irony in the fact that I was judged at confession?
  • When I told Shawn about the above scenario, he said “Well, that was dumb.  Why did you tell him that?  If it’s been a couple years, you’re just supposed to say it’s been over a year.”  Well, shit.  Nobody told me that.  Lesson learned.
  • A couple weeks ago I became an official “lunch Mom” at the girls school.  I do lunch 2 days a week and I make $8/day, so I’m thinking I might as well quit my nursing job.
  • Alivia started selling Girl Scout Cookies on Saturday.  Shawn took her around the neighborhood and a couple people turned her down flat stating “We’re on a diet.”  Haters.  Shawn thinks the Girl Scouts are stupid for having their cookie sale right after New Years when everyone is on their annual one month diet.  I’d have to agree, but I’m thinking we should hit these people again at the end of the cookie sale just in case they’ve fallen off the wagon.
  • On Friday night Alivia and I went to a Girl Scout Pajamboree:

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(Lainey didn’t actually go, but she wanted to be in the picture.)

  • At the Pajamboree I served punch for 2 hours.  It was awesome.  At one point a lady came up to me and asked for a “refill.”  When she handed me her cup, I saw that she had a piece of chewed gum stuck to the top of it!  Kill me now.  When I handed the cup back to her I noticed she was missing at least half her teeth, so I’m not even sure why she had that gum in the first place!
  • That is all.

26 comments:

Ashley said...

Even though I am a healthy kick right now...I totally bought 4 boxes of girl scout cookies! I just can't help myself. The Samoas are to die for!

Just Add Walter said...

I need to find a girl scout in my area ASAP!! Love your PJs and glad you are still alive!

Snuggle Wasteland said...

I was going to email you tonight - I really was.

I've wondered about the GS cookie sale date, too. But most people have fallen off the wagon by now anyway.

$8/day - I knew nurses were underpaid but that's even worse than I thought!

Christine said...

If your girls lived near me I would totally buy cookies from them!!

Meghan said...

Feel free to send some cookies my way! I LOVE LOVE LOVE GS cookies. My mom was the cookie mom, too, so I loved having everyone's orders in our house:)

Welcome back! You were definitely missed!

Hillary said...

The hubs thinks that Alivia should have a chat with me because the few times I've gone to reconciliation I didn't leave feeling "like a million bucks" that's for sure.

I was totally cracking up reading about the punch/gum lady and imagining this whole scene going down.

Mommy on the Spot said...

I am glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better. I was just thinking about you!

Have a great week!

Tricia said...

that jammie pic is too cute

Shell said...

I was just saying the other day that the GS cookies should be on sale in November instead. Or maybe February.

Christy said...

A box of girl scout cookies are good even when you're on a "diet", silly people should just realize that!

Super duper cute picture of you and your girlies!

Sazzle said...

Great pajamas -- the boobies look fantastic! (but I don't have boob envy or anything)

I still need to get you my order...

FEEL BETTER SOON!!!!

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

ooOoOoOOOh, i can't wait till my kids have their first reconciliation! (i'm totally serious, btw.)

re: the lunchlady thing- with numbers like that i might look into it too. hey, it's probably a pretty stable field.

blueviolet said...

I've done the lunch mom thing at two different schools and I loved it! It was so great to see the kids during the middle of the day and kinda spy! ;)

d.a.r. said...

Congrats on her first reconcilliation. And I totally read that part to my husband. And then we had a length discussion about confession. Apparently, neither of us have been since our pre-cana retreat in the summer of 2007. Whoops? Z was hilarious. He goes "well, I don't really sin unless you count saying swear words and I'm not really sorry abou that and it's not like I do it in a kindergarten class room...so I am not going to confess it". Ha!

Boobies said...

Why was I not aware of this lunch thing? 8 bucks times a few years would buy me some Louboutins! ;)

Missed you!!

MommyLovesStilettos said...

OMG the gum on the cup is just too much!!! EWW!

Sara said...

It's been at least 100 years since my last confession too! Oops! And YUM to Girl Scout cookies! I've already ordered around a dozen boxes from all our neighborhood kids. Love them! Good luck to your girls!

Corrie and Phil said...

Glad you're back!

Our priest ALWAYS preaches that he won't judge us when we tell him how long it has been since we've been to reconciliation. As inviting as he tries to make it sound, I'm still not pounding down the doors to get in.

Just bought three boxes from a neighborhood Girl Scout. Wish Alivia lived down the street because we would have rather bought them from her.

Llama said...

So happy to hear that you are well! I loved being a GS it was just the best of times ever! Love the pj pic! Super cute!

jill said...

is it possible to buy girl scout cookies from y'all all the way from texas?! ha! and you totally make me sick with how gorgeous you look ALL the time .. even in pajamas! i'm off to hide under the covers. xoxo, friend!!!

Chrissi said...

i've missed reading your stories! hope you're better soon :)

Amy said...

Wow. just wow. that gum thing is just beyond gross!

Glad you're back, hon! Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Nikosmommy said...

Congrats on your little girls first reconciliation! Confession always seemed scary when I was little, but our parish priest was awesome and always helped us though it!

You all look great in your PJ's...a Pajamboree sounds super fun!

MrsDixon said...

I wish you would have actually said it had been 100 years since your last confession. Either way, made me laugh that the priest hecka judged your face off. PS. Don't know why I can't stop laughing at the thought of you serving punch for two hours...Too cute!

MB said...

I guess I need to start getting out of the house more, because I didn't realize it is girl scout cookie time! I NEED a few boxes for the family! ;) Wish there was an online dealy where you can order them from specific girls.....I'd totally buy some from your little girl! ;) (when my son was in scouts at popcorn time, he could sell it to family far away online, and he got the credit!)

It's great to see you back, I have missed your posts!

Yankee Girl said...

I LOVE Girl Scouts!

I have no idea when my last confession was...if I think about it really hard I think it was my junior year of high school...which would be 13 years ago.

Wow. I have a lot of confessing to do!