Tuesday, November 24, 2009

#1 reason why Houston will never host the Super Bowl again is...

POORLY planned parking. You'll notice all of the color coded parking lots which make it seem like there's parking for everyone...not true my friends. All of these parking lots are parking pass only. So if you happen to get tickets to a Monday night football game in Houston....get a parking pass, take the rail or grab a cab.

DO NOT attempt to find public parking...you will sit in traffic for 2 hours...you will drive around aimlessly looking for any free space...you will seriously consider risking having your car towed just so you can get out of the car...you will end up parking in a Sam's parking lot and taking a cab over...you will get into the game an hour and a 1/2 late....there will be someone sitting in your seats and they will ask to see your ticket even though they're sitting in your seats....by the time you get there the people sitting around you will have consumed enough beer to fill a keg therefore making them extremely obnoxious...and last but not least, you will proclaim that you will never attend another Texans game!

Go Cowboys!

Monday, November 23, 2009

People are funny, strange and nosey!

I've had two really interesting encounters with people today.

The first encounter wasn't very pleasant but amusing....I was driving to work and a lady in a minivan flipped me off TWICE!!! hahahaha! I'm laughing b/c it was really funny. So here's how it went down...I'm driving in the far left lane and come upon a maroon minivan going pretty slow for the left lane. I just stayed where I was but then started to switch lanes to go around her. Well I guess that's when she realized her exit was 20 feet away and needed to get over. So she swerves to come into my lane and I just speed up. That's when I get finger #1...I laughed out loud! I thought it was sooo funny! Well I guess she saw me laugh and then flipped me off again! HAHAHA! She must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed!

The 2nd encounter occurred during lunch.  I had to run over to Academy to buy John some new shoes. He informed me very sternly this morning that his were too small and he told me that last week....excuse me!

Anyway, I'm checking out and the cashier gives me my total...the random man behind me feels the need to comment on how much I just spent on shoes, in a thick Jersey accent. I looked at him in disbelief and then smirked. Who does that? Part of me wanted to give him an explaination and part of me wanted to give him a piece of my mind. I just found it weird. OH and the best part is, he parked right next to me and was driving a 2 seater Mercedes!!! Really...he comments how much I spent on two pairs of shoes and he gets into a overpriced sports car! hmmm...a little ironic, don't ya think!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Soooo sleepy

Yesterday, I had to work a little late. I also had to stop at the grocery store before I picked up John. So on the way home I grabbed McDonald's for the little guy. I could tell he was super tired. He started eating his nuggets and then it got quiet...I look back and here's what I see...

Excuse the grainy picture...blackberry camera
Completely passed out....nuggets in his lap and on the floor. Poor little guy was pooped!
I carried him in the house and he didn't wake up until 3:00am....only long enough though to come crawl in our bed.

Bless his heart!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

I can't believe that....

I allowed my husband to hang this above our fireplace....

I swore I would never have dead animals hanging on my walls. Not that there is anything wrong with it but it's not really my thing, per say. I told Tim he could have his "man cave" and hang all kinds of dead things in there but not in the rest of the house. So why did I agree to hanging it over the fireplace...I honestly don't know.

This lovely axis deer was killed by my hubby over a year ago and he just picked him up from the taxidermists last week.  It really is a pretty animal and the taxidermy dude did a good job doing whatever they do...I'm clueless about this stuff, if you couldn't tell.

John was super excited about the deer and even wanted to name him...we haven't come up with a name yet. He also declared that he wants a gun and is "going to go into the forest and shoot all the deers"...


Friday, November 13, 2009

Chatty Johnny

We've got a talker!!! Over the past two months John has really become quite the conversationist. He's been talking since right after his 2nd birthday but here lately I've noticed how much more chatty he's become. He's having real conversations and his conversations can go on..and on...and on!

Yesterday on the ride home, he didn't stop talking. He commented on the weather, his day, how he couldn't wait to eat pizza for dinner, how bad the traffic was...you name it!

He's even had to be moved in class b/c of his excessive talking. uh oh....

I love that he has so much on his mind that he wants to share! And I love how observant he's become! As we were driving home, he noticed that a police car had someone pulled over and the driver was in handcuffs. First thing out of his mouth, "oooh that man's bad...he's going to jail".

This morning he informed he wasn't going to be shy in music class and that he was going to talk to everyone....OOOH I bet he will!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Can't seem to catch a break....

Really?!?! Attempt to go to lunch and my car battery is dead...uughh! It's only 3 years old...frack...thank goodness for OnStar. Did you know you can schedule a "jumpstart"?They'll be at my office around 4:00.

I'm ready to go home and start a new day!!!

UPDATE: The other house was not broken into...praise the Lord!! The Sheriff's deputy was really surprised that they didn't take the a/c unit and said more than likely they will be back...knowing that the appliances will be replaced. So now we're in prevention mode!! I'm alerting all the neighbors what occurred and am making survelliance signs to post in all the houses.

Well today started out just wonderfully...can you sense the sarcasm?? After I dropped John off at school, my cell phone rings. It's Tim and he's pissed....apparently last night one of the houses was broken in to. They took every appliance and best yet...the front door! REALLY! This house just happens to be on our street and only 2 houses down. From what he could tell they broke out the windows in the back door and just loaded everything up! Lovely!

He hadn't driven over to check on his other house yet. He was calling the Sheriff's department first. I'm praying the thieves didn't hit it!

Unfortunately, this has happened to us before on a couple of the other houses he's built and unfortunately it's very common. Often the thieves will steal the a/c unit and sometimes fixtures. Whatever they can get their hands on!

In the grand scheme of things, this is really minor ...it could always be worse. Luckily, it was an empty house and not one of our neighbors or our house.

It just makes me mad!!!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

THOSE days...

Have you ever had one of those days...ya know where everything seems to go wrong and you feel like you could cry at any moment. One of those days where you're already running late to work and your 3 year old decides to be extra needy when you're leaving him at school, making you even more late...one of those days where you're soooo busy you don't even stop to take a bathroom break until noon....one of those days when you're stuck on a conference call at 5:00 and  you have to interrupt so you can go pick up your child from school before they close...one of those days when all you want to do is get home, yet there's a wreck and now you're sitting in stand still traffic...one of those days that you didn't plan accordingly for dinner and now it's too late to defrost something so you  microwave something for the kid and you're so tired you just go to bed hungry...

Not me...never!
Thank goodness for tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Deep thoughts by John Spengel....

Last night we're eating dinner and we got on the subject of going to church on Sunday....

Tim to John:   Do you want to go to church?
John:   NO!
Me:   Why not? God likes it when we go to church.
John:   I only want to go to school
Tim:   You have fun when you go to church. Kali goes to our church and you're in the   same class, remember???
John:   Yea, and Jesus doesn't like when we make a mess!

OKAY...random but cute!

Monday, November 02, 2009


Well another Halloween has come and gone. This year was WAY more fun simply b/c John understood what to do,really enjoyed "trick-treatin" and he made the decision on what he wanted his costume to be....a policeman!

Let me tell you that finding a cute, relatively cheap, size small policeman costume was HARD!!! I looked everywhere. I just happened to mention to my neighbor, Daphane (who's husband is a Houston cop) what a hard time I was having. She in turn mentioned it to her hubby, Scott and he said that he would check their "special store"...who knew! So Wednesday of last week Scott called and said he found a shirt. This shirt is an exact replica of the Houston police uniform. It is the cutest thing ever! Mr. Scott even let John borrow his hat and some other real police stuff.

Thanks Ms. Daphane and Mr. Scott!!!