Saturday, September 23, 2006

Work Bad, Shopping & TV Good

I feel like I don't post enough, but I don't really have anything very interesting to say. Work has been absolutely craptastic. Friday was one of those days where when I finally got home, I collapsed into a sobbing heap. Even Ms Bad Ass Executive has days when she just can't take anymore shit. Suffice it to say that after spending an entire day trying to resolve a particular issue with a particularly obnoxious chauvinist colleague in a professional and constructive manner, my boss tells me that our President is thinking of making some very bad decisions that may affect me in a most dissatisfactory way. And with a new baby on the way, and me being the sole breadwinner when that happens, I'm a little on edge about it. After a hot shower and a decent night's sleep things were better. DH was very supportive about the whole thing, and we had a great day today. We went out for breakfast at our favorite diner, and then....we bought a crib! Finally! It only took us about 2 hours in the store. It's the Majestic Curved Top Crib from Munire. We bought the crib and a hutch thingie that's not in this picture.

After that we did some running around, including going to my favorite yarn store. Oh and we bought the most gorgeous mermaids today. They are going around the house somewhere and if we do end up with a girl, they will probably find their way into her room. I'll post pics of them next time.

I had to take two round trip flights this week, once to Buffalo, NY and once to West Palm Beach, Florida. I couldn't help but thinking what the flight would be like with our new baby. On one leg of my journey a couple sat next to me with a baby I guessed to be about 6 months old. Of course I thought "Oh great a crying baby". Turns out the baby was fine, the parents were annoying as hell. Tell me, when I finally become a mom, will I act like I am the only human on earth who has a cute baby? Please tell me I won't. This man was talking absurd baby talk non-stop and at the top of his lungs (Yes! You are my little Hulk baby, aren't you?! Yes you ARE!). I could hear him above my JetBlue television blasting in my ear phones. Honestly. The child does not yet have the capability of speech, please stop talking to her like she is going to answer you. Right before another flight, a very annoying woman would not get off her cell phone, even after the flight attendant told her to turn it off. During the third phone call, she left an extended voicemail message for her neighbor wishing her a happy holiday (I assume Rosh Hashanah), said I love you four hundred times, then put her young daughter on the phone that did the same thing. And get this, they were going on a FOUR DAY TRIP. You would have thought they were leaving for a year the way they were saying goodbyes. The young daughter whined and complained LOUDLY the entire trip and her parents ignored her.

I hearby give you all permission to hunt me down and smack me up side the head if I ever behave like that. I'm serious. I have to fly to Alabama in two weeks. Please people, behave yourselves.

In other news, is Thursday television the best ever OR WHAT??? The Office was so freaking GOOD I was dying. She didn't marry him!! Woo Hoo! And she pretty much told him she felt the same way the night of the kiss. Love. That. Show. Gray's was pretty good too. Poor Izzy. And McDreamy's smile makes my toes curl. I have always been a sucker for a killer smile. How did she not jump his bones after he told her he was in love with her?? Screw Mr. Vet Hoo-ah whatshisface. I watched ER after that, which was quite dramatic. While I still enjoy it, I think it won't be able to keep up with Gray's.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Wish me luck at work next week. I wish I could knit for a living or something....

18 comments:

Margaret said...

Sorry works sucking lately. I had a work week like that a couple of weeks ago and it really sucks the life out of you. Mine has perked up, though -- hopefully yours will, too.

Love the crib. It's so classy.

Debbie said...

Love the crib.

Sonya said...

Love the crib. Totally agree on the McDreamy smile. Mr. Dempsey is aging quite well, I think.

Amy Lane said...

The crib is AWESOME... and I firmly believe that work will pan out... (every time I think I've totally gone and gotten myself fired, it turns out my administration has completely forgotten my name--I like it that way.) I AM one of those obnoxious parents...but I give you permission to slap me upside the head too--we'll exchanged the favor:-)

Amy Lane said...

Oh yeah--McDreamy? SO McDreamy... The moment Sam shot that #$% at the end of ER was the moment I fell in love with the show all over again...

wavybrains said...

Love the crib, excellent timeless choice--you have great taste. I'm hoping work straightens out for you soon. DH is going to be a WAH daddy? He'll have to get his own "daddy blog" like metro dad and others :) :) :) Best of luck this week.

-Jenny said...

i am soo sorry about work. I hate work. I remember when I was a working gal and in a position of power all the stress I had on a daily basis. I really do hope it gets sorted with the least amount of effect on you!

I love the crib. Love it. I went to the baby stores friday, 3 of them looking for...you know bigger strollers and saw tons of the crib like you got. I thought of you the whole time I was there! Thinking you needed to buy a damn crib!

glad you took the plunge and will see you thursday!!!

MAMB said...

Love love love the crib!

Sorry work sucks ass.

McDreamy? Sigh... I saw that movie (Can't buy me love?) that he was in the 80s as a geek. Hard to believe he grew up so well.

People on planes suck. I have grown more tolerant of crying babies with impending motherhood (and flight home). But the parents make me nuts. Kid behind me on the way home from Houston (probably about age 6), kicked the back of my seat for 2 hours. Mom never said a word to him, even after I politely asked if he would stop.

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Leggy said...

I'm sorry work has been so stressful. My husband has been having a stressful time at work too, and its hard.

del said...

Glad you bought a crib! It's beautiful.

The Office WAS good, wasn't it?? That mugshot of Roy was priceless!!!

I wish I could knit for a living, too, but like all my jobs, I would hate it at some point just because. LOL.

I also hope I'm not one of those parents who think my kid is the cutest kid ever in the history of the world--I know I don't do that horrible, loud "babytalk" crap, so thank goodness for that! Sometimes I wonder what the kid is thinking while their mom or dad is going on like an idiot.

Karen said...

Oh boy! Crib time. Great choice.

MMrussianadoption said...

I love the look of your crib. I am looking forward to tomorrow nights season opener of Gilmore Girls. I can't believe she slept with Chris!

Lauri said...

love the crib

Anonymous said...

Well, yeah, you probably will behave just as these parents did.
And you do want to talk to your baby as tho she could answer you --that's how she learns to talk. You will see! Best of luck.

Jackie said...

RE: knitting for a living. See page 116 of the October 9,2006, PEOPLE magazine. Actress Karen Allen has a knitting store. She uses a knitting machine. Maybe that doesn't count as knitting.

mama k said...

I'll admit it.
Cynical me DOES baby talk. But I'm too embarassed to do it in public. It's just that he really responds to that goofy high pitched voice and I'll do anything to try and coax a smile.
Just wait, you'll do it too! hehehe

Rhonda said...

I love that crib! You guys have great taste.

Yah, The Office rocked. I can't wait to see it next week.

Also, so sorry about the work stress. I have never been an exec, but I know how hard it can be to be the breadwinner. Sounds like your DH is awesome.