Black Friday

I really had no intention of doing Black Friday at all this year until yesterday afternoon when Ixy said, “So where are we starting with Black Friday tomorrow?” She found a camera that she liked in the Circuit City 6 hour deals so we were in line at 4:30 and it was a really nice crowd (unlike that in New York at Walmart).

They didn’t have the camera that she wanted and we were the first in the store to ask for it. They told us that they didn’t receive any to sell. They did sell us the printer that is free after rebate and only available with the purchase of a camera. It was only fair. While I was standing in line for the printer my sister called from New Hampshire, it seems her Target was sold out of the big Lego item she wanted for her son. Well, Target is across the parking lot from Circuit City and ours wasn’t open yet. So we headed over there next. We scored the item and now have to figure out how to ship it across country.

We added a new tradition to Black Friday though. Shopping now ends with a pedicure at the first place we find open. That was wonderful.

Just a reminder…

Anxiety doesn’t attack. In most situations if I feel I am a victim, I’m the one who put me there and I’m the one who can choose to leave. A difficult conversation is probably a lot worse in my mind than in reality.

People treat me the way I let them. I should not put up with disrespect.

Quilting Emergency…

So I’ve had the urge to work on my Christmas quilt for awhile. I had my fabrics laid out and my daughter picked up my gold fabric and said “you aren’t seriously using this are you? ” So at 8:30pm we were racing down to the quilt shop to find a different light colored fabric. As we walk in, my son turns to the owner and says, “We’re here because my mom has a quilting emergency!”

We found a cream with penquins, a cream with Christmas candy and a cream with candy canes. I also grabbed the green of the Christmas candy pattern. My daughter grabbed a black with white and gold poinsettias on it. It’s not a light but I think it it might work.

Now to just finish up the rest of the 56 blocks…

No guests for Thanksgiving?

Usually I invite 40 or so people to dinner, this year I only had 2 who confirmed they could come. In the last several days, both of them canceled. It’s going to be odd just having dinner with family this year.

Maybe it’s a good thing though, since I have to work Thursday morning anyway.

Met with a career coach…

And she suggested that since I know what I want to be when I grow up (managing assets at home, selling stitching designs as a hobby, and writing stories for publication) I should focus on jobs which help me learn what I need in order to succeed at where I want to be. It hit me that the accounting portion is where I’m weak. So I tweaked my resume to show more of my accounting skill and I’m now looking for work in a segment where everyone is getting laid off. Not too bright, huh?

Christmas shopping?

I can totally see buying this for my kids for Christmas…

It’s from

Today’s Thought

One who loves himself as everyone is fit to be teacher of the world.

Accounting rotation?

I’m seeing more and more accounting jobs listed. I had a professor who told us that all MBA students should do an accounting rotation. Maybe it’s time for mine?

Okay, I’ll join the shuffle…

I saw this on both Whizgidget‘s and Erin‘s blogs. I think I knew one of the songs on Erin’s blog.

So, here are the rules!

Step 1: Put your iPod or whatever on random.
Step 2: Post the 1st line from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song. And it doesn’t have to be perfect if you can’t understand the lyrics word for word.
Step 3: Let everyone guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Bold the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING

Okay, I’m afraid it’s really eclectic…I will seriously be amazed if anyone can get all these even by cheating…(there is filk in here folks!)

1. When I was young and in my prime and could wander wild and free…
2. I’m round the corner from anything that’s real and I cross the road from hope
3. Title(4x) Barely 21, Title looking for great fun
4. Young man goes to Paris, as every young man should, there’s something in the Paris air that does a young man good.
5. So long ago I don’t remember when, that’s when they say I lost my only friend. Jill in CA got this one.
6. Dear I feel we are facing a problem, you love me now no longer I know (This was a cover not the original)
7. Now you know how nice it feels…
8. Do you remember a guy that’s been in such an early song, I’ve heard a rumour
9. Hope this is the last time ‘Cause I would never say no to you
10. Yeah, yeah, yeah, Trying to make it little by little, trying to make it bit by bit on my own.
11. Title comes prancing and dancing. Title with a voice like the sun…
12. Hey I was always a crazy one, broke into the stadium and I wrote your number on the 50 yard line.Margaret was right
13. Birds flying high, you know how I feel. Sun in the sky, you know how I feel.
Yes, my son is it the Nina Simone version.
14. oh,oh,oh little title oh,oh,oh little title I could escape this feeling with my title
15. The time to rise has been engaged You’re better best to rearrange I’m talking here to me alone
16. The anchor rattles from the bow, jib comes wrapping downward
17. In the orchard of the tsar it was he saw her, she cast glory through the branches of the tree
18. Well I remember every little thing as if it happened only yesterday, parking by the lake and there was not another car in sight Margaret got it
19. On the talk back show, On the radio, At the local bar, In the hot traffic by the red tail lights
20. (laugh) Why am I standing on a cloud every time you’re around
21. Talk to me baby I want to sleep at night, my heart is heavy
22. buh,duh,duh, buh, buh, buh, duh, dow, (with snapping) (oh, you wanted something other than scat?) Title Let me take you by the hand
23. ooo, ooo, ooo, Black and orange stray cat sitting on a fence, I ain’t go enough dough to pay the rent Margaret got it.
24. Yea though we venture through the valley of the stars,
25. title I must admit I wonder if I had the chance to vanquish foes with nothing more than just a glance
26. Seeing what the cause has left us,there’s no strength to minimize.
27. woo-hoo Here comes Johnnie singing oldies goldies be bop a lula what I say… Jenn got it
28. Title Air and Fire, Earth and Water hear my desire grant my plea who stands alone, maiden warrior mother and crone
29. The sun sets red with rage white clouds float by like high cotton blank as an empty page
30. I never asked for this or planned it in advance, I was merely blown here by the winds of chance Jenn got it

Okay, there are 3 artists with 2 songs in the list, other than those these are all different artists…Good luck!!

So the first clutch hatched and grew up….

So I have a new clutch… I was only going to get a couple but I got caught up in the drama and ended up with 4 eggs again…

You can see the adults in the post down below. The adults have names now. When these eggs hatch, they’ll need names…