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By M Davies   /     Nov 23, 2007  /     Mommyhood  /     1 Comment

My daughter:  “There’s something not right with me.  There’s something not right with me.  There’s something not right with me.”  (She repeats everything about 50 times)

Me:  “Huh?  What?  What’s the matter?” 

My daughter:  “There’s something not right with me.  There’s something not right with me.  There’s something not right with me.”

This goes on back and forth for like 5 minutes until I smell something eminating from her diaper STINKING up the entire living room. 

Yeah, there is definately something not right about that.

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Seriously. Ow.

By M Davies   /     Nov 23, 2007  /     Uncategorized  /     1 Comment

I just returned from Black Friday shopping and I’m beat.  My feet hurt, my back hurts and I’m tired.  I will probably take a nap in an hour at the same time the kids go.  I was up at 3am this morning.  I went to bed at 11.  11-12-1-2-3.  That’s five.  Five whole hours of sleep last night.  I can count that on one hand (or one foot, if you prefer).

After waking up at 3, I took 20 minutes and got dressed an put makeup on.  No time for a shower, even though it would have felt good.  I made coffee, which Rich ground up and left in the coffee press.  THANK GOD FOR THAT.  I got in my car and left around 3:30.  At least I think it was 3:30.  My car’s clock is an hour behind from the time change, and in addition is 20 minutes slow.  I got halfway down South Main Street and realized I left money on the table in the kitchen.  I drove back home, got my money, and my camera and took off again.  It was pitch black outside at this point. 

I got to my grandparents around 4am, and my Mom and brother were in the car waiting for me.  Taking 1 vehicle would be a good idea in theory, except Rich is on call this weekend and has to work from home today.  I had to make sure I was back home by noon.  My brother hopped in the jeep with me and my mom drove her car to my aunt’s house and picked her up.  At this point we drive to Wal-Mart.  I was kind of pissed because I was hoping to get some pictures of the lines, but Wally World in W-Barre is open 24X7.  They let you in the store, but the Black Friday deals are not rolled out until 5 am.  There was a camera on sale for 79 dollars.  I wanted it.  [Techy Rant:  I really have no idea how this camera’s picture quality is going to be – the zoom sucks compared to our Kodak DX — only 3x optical as opposed to the 10x optical, but the Kodak is only 4.1 megapixel, this new Sony is 7.2.  I’m trading zoom quality for picture quality.  The Sony also comes with image stabilization technnology…our Kodak doesn’t have that.  I’m not sure if I plan to keep this or maybe I’ll flip it on Ebay.  Who knows.  I really want to keep it for myself though.  End Techy Rant.]   I stood in line from approximately 4:25 am until 5:00 am to get this damn camera.  There was pushing, there was shoving, A lot of name calling, and nearly a fist fight.  I got a camera though.  My mom, brother and aunt went to search out some 50 dollar portable DVD player (sorry no link, can’t find it on the website) and I lost track of where they wandered off to.  After I got the camera, I went to look for them for literally a half hour, they were no where to be found.  Anywhere.  In the entire store.  I ended up getting a pack of diapers and a My Little Pony for Gabby and a pack of Matchbox cars for Owen and paying for them.  I took the whole lot of stuff out to my car.  I knew my mom/aunt/bro were still there because we had parked next to each other.  I went back inside and wandered a bit more and found them.  They were paying for some dishes they got for my grandmother.  The Portable DVD players never came in for the Black Friday sale…so my aunt did not get one.  She just called here as I was writing this – she’s looking to head up to the Pittston Walmart to see if they have any of those DVD Players there. 

At that point, it was time to go to Target.  I thought Wal-Mart was bad.  Of course, that was before I seen the Target parking lot.  There were literally no parking spaces anywhere.  People were parked all of the way down by Babies R Us.  I ended up finally getting a parking space behind Petco near a dumpster.  I parallel parked perfectly and prayed that I wouldn’t get towed (I didn’t…thank god).  We wasted a good 20 minutes of time driving around the parking lot looking for a space to park.  We walk over to Target and WBRE was there doing a shot about the Black Friday Frenzy.  I waved in the camera and my brother SCREAMS (AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS) “WYOU IS MY FAVORITE CHANNEL”.  I’m thinking he probably ruined the shot, unless they could edit it.  I would have taken a picture of that mess, but between the stress of looking for a spot and getting their late because of Wal-Mart’s BS with that DVD Player I was too late to take pictures of the line (which I’m sure stretched half way down the parking lot).  Anyway, we get there and try to find my Mom and Aunt.  Finally we tracked them down by the toys.  They bought some stuff for Gabby, Owen, Jeffrey and Emily then we proceeded to check out.  Yeah.  We had 5 to 7 items tops (none of which were mine, btw).  The end of the line for the check outs was in the electronics section (*ahem* 3 quarters of the length of the store).  Once again as we were checking out WBRE was there doing another shot, this time it was live (w/ Jeff Chirico).  I dared my brother to yell “penis” this time around, but he didn’t – we are a real mature breed.  When they were filming, we were at the check out right behind the camera.  God I don’t want to see myself on the news tonight. 

When we left Target, daylight was just starting to break…..(approximately 7:30am if I had to guess)

From there, we drove to Toys R Us.  I bought Owen an Elmo TMX (the newer one), and Gabby I bought the V-Tech Kid Digital Camera.  I spent enough to quality for a 10 dollar discount with a coupon my Mom had.  My Mom & Aunt also bought some things for Gabby, Owen, Jeffrey and Emily.  Not much to report there, most people were acting in a calm respectable manner (unlike the other 2 stores).  I did get a good deal, so that’s always a plus.

Russell and I hit a Burger King drive thru after that, I got another large coffee and bought him a breakfast sandwich.  We went into the Wyoming Valley Mall next – to JC Penneys.  We walked the hell out of that place.  My Mom got Russell some clothes, Owen an outfit, and an outfit for herself.  I don’t think my aunt got anything.  I bought an outfit for an upcoming Xmas party we are going to in DC for Rich’s company.  I hope the skirt doesn’t make me look *hippy*. 

I would have gone to more places, but it was noon and had to come home.  I stopped at Taco Bell for me around 11:30, then at Abes Hot Dogs for Rich & the kids.  I came home.  I collapsed on the couch from where I write this blog. 

I need to locate the heating pad.  And take a nap.

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