Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thank You Very Much

Aaaah, last week was so therapeutic – joining in with Kmama from The Daily Dribbles for some cheeky gratefulness to those who made our week extra special.


While weathering a crazy-busy and sleep-deprived schedule, I’d like to send a special shout-out to our kiddo.  Who snuck out of bed at an ungodly hour and simply turned on our bedroom light.  I was totally freaked out of a sound sleep by the sudden realization that SOMEONE was in our bedroom and Mr. Daddy would surely need his shotgun.  Because of course our little one wouldn’t be awake and traipsing around the house five hours before daylight.  (Trust me kiddo, there is NOTHING good going on at that hour).  To the little charmer that did that two stinkin’ days in a row… Thank You Very Much.


To the coworkers who fell over themselves laughing as a helicopter went on the attack and unloaded its weapons at me, Thank You Very Much.  No seriously, one of the guys has a toy helicopter, only he didn’t realize it was waaay too close to a bulletin board.  It was NOT funny having to take cover when the rotors hit the pushpins and sent them firing in random directions.  Thanks a lot y’all, Thank You Very Much.



And my surgeon?  Yeah, the specialist is gonna hear all about you at Friday’s appointment.  All about how your anesthesiologist pitched a fit about his profit margin, how your nurse royally messed up removing the stitches, and how you promised me I’d be back to normal 4 months ago.  And if I need more surgery?  I’ll be sure to ask for someone else, Thank You Very Much.


That big storm heading our way right now?  I’d like to keep my internet connection regardless, Thank You Very Much!


To the pumpkin patch place – how did my poor mother spend $24 treating her grandkids to a fun afternoon and not even make it back with pumpkins?  Oh yeah – because you now charge $2 for the hay maze, $2 for the slide, $1 for the wagon ride (to even get OUT to the pumpkins), and and and… Thank You Very Much.  So appreciated in this economy.

I’m glad the kids had fun, but would you PLEASE do something for your poor reindeer?


I’m no North Pole mammal expert, but I’m guessing this isn’t an ideal way to keep them.  Would you please give him some food, trim his hooves, treat the obvious injury to his leg, and cut that halter off that is growing into his skin?  And while you’re at it – put him in an enclosure where he doesn’t get his rack stuck on the chicken wire above… or better yet – give it to someone else who will?  (Even my 3-year old looked concerned).  Thank You Very Much.


And last but not least… to the stores who put out all their gory costumes and decorations at every entrance and exit… would you please knock it off.  You are scaring the beejeebies out of my poor kid (and his mother).  Thank You Very Much.


Easy peasy – I’m off to read what everyone else is thankful for today!


Lisa said...

Poor reindeer! I could cry. And, to be stupid, WHY is a reindeer at a PUMPKIN PATCH?

And, thank you very much, missy, lol, in case you don't go back to Kmamas, I addressed you calling me out on my no TST this week but having a TYVM. LOL. I decided late WASN'T better than never for a TST this week. I shall have a week to come up with a doozy by Tuesday! LOL

I agree with all the scary costume things. I jumped at this stupid, skeleton thingy that flashed all red and shook when you walked by it. Fun times.

Brandi said...

Yeah, reindeer ~ pumpkins... I don't get it either. They need to send that poor guy back to the North Pole! I'm calling Santa right now! ;)

Kmama said...

Oh my goodness!! Look at that poo reindeer. That is terrible. I'm all teary eyed right now. ugh. Some people!!

Unknown said...

Amen! Our pumpkin patch charged $3 for everything. Although we did get a good deal on pumpkins - even though we felt rushed. And, we did the corn maze and left before realizing you had to pay for that, too. It's crazy! With 6 people in the family it adds up FAST!

Shell said...

I would have been freaked out by the light coming on!

And that pumpkin patch place totally sucks. That's just ridiculous.

Scary halloweeen stuff- particularly the stuff that makes noises- needs to be in its own aisle with a warning sign on it.

He & Me + 3 said...

I agree...people's prices for entertainment is ridiculous. Also, those stores with the scaries at the entrance are just wrong.

Kmama said...

Oh my gosh. I meant poor!! Poor reindeer. Can you tell I still don't feel well?? Ugh.

supahmommy- somethin's wrong with that girl said...

HI! new fan here!

the bulletin board one was HILARIOUS!!

AND MY MnM won't even go in a store during halloween... decorations or not

it's crampin my shoppin style


Emily said...

Oh that is sad. The poor reindeer. And sorry about your helicopter attack!

Emily said...

Oh that is sad. The poor reindeer. And sorry about your helicopter attack!

Shana Putnam said...

I can't believe that it costs to do everything. The only thing we paid for was the hay ride and that was 3 dollars and Blaze was free. Crazy.

Shana Putnam said...

I can't believe that it costs to do everything. The only thing we paid for was the hay ride and that was 3 dollars and Blaze was free. Crazy.

Foursons said...

So 'splain to us hearing folks please. Or at least me. Did the light wake you 'cause your other senses are more sensitive? I don't think a light turned on would necessarily wake me up. And again- since you can't hear the alarm clock how do you know when to get up in the morning? Is the light on a timer? Just stupid hearing questions 'cause I'm full of questions and don't have a clue. Oh and Itty Bit...I'm sighing for you girl. That boy has turned into a handful!

I think Mr. Daddy needs to scheme up a dirty trick to play on your co-workers since he's so good at that.

Keep us updated on the surgeon, 'cause I'm still upset for you about that whole ordeal.

I just learned of pumpkin patch price gouging last week. I think that is insane. I take my kids to a patch that only has pumpkins and we pay outrageous prices for them, but it is a fundraiser for the church. AND, I still get out of it cheaper then by going to a patch like that.

And that poor reindeer!!! It also looks a tad hungry with his ribs poking out. Really- someone should be called on that. Animal cruelty is horrible, even when you aren't necessarily an animal lover.

Shana Putnam said...

Why yes I have been told Blaze looks like The picture in my header is a number one mama look alike picture. When I took that I actually stopped and said Oh My Gosh Chris this kid looks just like me! I love it though because all of Chris' family look alike. It is like they all came from one place with no other genes or something. I begged God when I was pregnant to just let him look a little like me so I could have that feeling of seeing myself in my child. well, he really pulled through! i am so glad you got your cards. Did they turn out nice? I haven't gotten mine yet but they should be here today. Can't wait to see them and see what you used. I will post mine when I get them too. have a great day!

HeatherOz said...

Wish I could have seen the helicopter incident! Wow, I bet that was fun/funny!
Very upset about the poor reindeer! That is animal AND child abuse! I'm sure the kids don't even want to see that!

brian said...

That reindeer needs to be put down :)

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Killlashandra said...

Somehow I think that motorized, remote control, vehicle related toys should be banned from the workplace. ;)

Well, my parents were shocked too when they had to pay $2 for a little pumpking after paying to get in and everything else too for W.W. Definitely feel the pain there.

I'm just glad it was small as I got to carry it on the train home that night. LOL

Ruby Red Slippers said...

The reindeer is so sad!
And we have a three year old who has been walking in room and flipping the light on really early in the A.M. It is a horrible thing!!!

Brandi said...

Award for you on my blog. :)

City girl turned Country Girl said...

UH YEAH the reindeer....Definitely in need of some intervention!!! HELLO that halter looks like it's choking his face off!! And yes the hooves!! Come on people...And why not feed, ridiculous! Maybe you should call the animal people...