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My worrying is on overdrive

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Yep! That’s me…I am a worrier.

Did this happen when I was younger? Nope, just after I had kids. Time goes by super, duper fast and I worry all the time now. Yes, I am religious and I do pray about my worries, it’s just the letting go part that is difficult for me.

I had this idea that after the “deed” is done, you should get an email before the sperm is about to attach and hold on for dear life. The email would say, do you accept this amount of worry/responsibility that is about to be bestowed upon you. Click yes or no. If you click no, the sperm would blow up, well maybe not blow up, but venture off on a different route. If you click yes, then you are fully aware and you were warned.

Of course, if this ever was a possibility (however small it may be, everything is done by email nowadays), I would have most definitely clicked yes for both of my girls. It’s just before you have kids, YOU HAVE NO IDEA! Your life is about to be replaced with a full-time job of worrying for your little one…

– Don’t jump on your bed, you could fall off and hit your head.

– Don’t even think about running with those scissors in your hand.

– Be careful, you almost crossed the street without looking.

– Wear your helmet/pads on your bike, you could fall off and get hurt.

– Don’t you dare go by that pool till I am outside.

And it could go on for pages! Any of this sound familiar?

Then, it gets worse as they get older. The worries get bigger and bigger and bigger. According to my mom, it never stops, even when kids grow up and move out of the house. Awesome!

I really am trying to get a handle on all my worries. But, I have to blame the news for part of it. I like to refer to the news as the DEVIL. 😉 I never even know half the crap that goes on in the world, till I turn on the news. A good side is being informed, and a bad side is now knowing all this yuck that goes on. So, that just adds to my worry…damn you news! It doesn’t help that with my cable provider the default channel when you turn on my t.v. is, guess what….the 24hr news station!! You can’t get away from it!

So, I really am going to work on it. But, to all of those who read this and don’t have kids, listen to me. Since the whole email thing isn’t in action yet, I am trying to warn you now. It is a lifetime of happiness and fulfillment all rolled up into a ball with a huge amount of worrying/responsibility with being a parent.

When I was younger, my grandmother would always talk about how much she worried about us. I would just look at her and say, “that’s crazy, Mamaw we are fine, you don’t need to worry about us.” Now I am so much like my 92-year-old grandmother, IT IS CRAZY!

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THIS is what I bought off of Ebay??

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Oh, the horror!

I felt just like Kyle looks.

With my upcoming travels this Christmas season, I decided it was time to look for some new luggage. About 8 years ago, I found an awesome deal on a luggage set on Ebay for a steal! So, of course I thought a few weeks ago to look on there again. If it wasn’t for the amazing staff at the airports that handle luggage, mine would have held up better. Anyway, it was time to shop for some more. I found this cute carry-on bag that was a perfect size, a lot of compartments (which always catches my eye), and it was different. (I am always looking for things that are different) The ONLY thing wrong with it was a couple of small stains on the inside. The condition stated: New with defects.

Okay, some small defects…I can handle that! It was a good price, great designer, so I started bidding. I won, I paid ASAP, then I waited 2 weeks for this sucker to arrive. I thought that was a bit long, but it’s not like I needed it right now, so no big deal. When the UPS guy left that nice little package on my door (It always feels like you are getting a gift, doesn’t it?) I was excited. I opened the door and found the most beat up box I had ever seen. It said fish and chips on the outside of it, and that’s about what it smelled like too. It was a little interesting trying to open the box because it was so beat up. But, I open it to find the bag I bought inside a garbage bag. A garbage bag?? Really?? This person had no other way of packing it? Some tissue paper, paper towels, toilet paper? I bet this was a used garbage bag too!

Then, I pull out the bag. Small defects my a**!  Not only did it have about 3 inches of dust on it..no lie, but it smelled like mothballs and I started having a sneezing attack.

Great, I just paid for a bag that I’m allergic to.

Now this bag did have tags on it, but you know these kind of tags- the ones you can take off and put back on again. Yep, these were those. This bag could have very well been 20 yrs old. Or heck even worse, as old as me! I opened the bag and was further disappointed. One, two, three, four…..”small” stains as they called it. What a waste of money!! Ebay had never done me wrong before! I know, it wasn’t Ebay’s fault, it was that lovely seller that is about to be a 100% (feedback) seller NO MORE! I shall be the one that is going to bring that person down a few notches.

I know, there is risk that comes with buying online from other people who may or may not be shady. And I guess this seller who previously had 100% positive feedback, just decided to mess with me. Well, my dust-covered, fish & chips smelling bag is now residing in my garage. Yes, I bought it from a seller who doesn’t accept returns. I’m a loser. I learned a lesson.

So, does anybody want a cool carry-on bag that’s like new with only some small defects?? 😉

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How does one prepare for something like this?

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The other night, I had a triple whammy thrown at me. I knew all of these “talks” were coming, but AT THE SAME TIME??? Holy crap, I wasn’t prepared!!

This is what we are talking about folks:

 

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 Razors, Santa, Sex….OH MY!!!

 

Isn’t there supposed to be some kind of break between the whole, “No Santa” talk, to the birds and the bees discussion??  All 3 at once almost gave me a heart attack! My daughter is definitely younger than I was before these things were brought to my attention. But, you know, times they are a changing! She has had some “changes” lately that brought on the razor talk. I love my daughter too much to let her walk around with hairy armpits! 😉 Now, the Santa deal…she was pretty much in the know from her school buddies, but I confirmed her suspicions.

Now, the sex talk was a wee bit harder than the other two topics. I can only hope that I did a good job explaining things to her, and then scared the crap out of her to even sit too close to a boy. HAHA! I haven’t had much of a response yet, other than her laughing at me the whole time I was trying to talk. I didn’t know it was a comedy act! I guess if I was her age, and my mom was using hang gestures, I’d laugh too.

I am still waiting for the follow-up questions. I figured it has to sit with her for a few days and then she will come to me with her 20 questions when I think I’m in the clear. In all seriousness, I want my daughters to feel like they can come to me with anything. Even if some think my daughter was too young to have the talk to, I would rather it be me then one of her friends at school. She will be entering into that dreadful spot that’s called Middle School next year, and we all know how that place goes!!

So, I am hoping at least for the next couple of months, there are no more serious talks on the horizon. I need a breather, a few glasses of wine, and an adolescent book to read, STAT!!!

Please, no more….WHAMMIES!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Hold on…I must Check-in

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HOLY SOCIAL NETWORKING, BATMAN!!!

We are all apart of one of them, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Now, I have recently been thrown into FourSquare and this GetGlue thing. Some of us can be quite obsessed with getting on those magical websites to get the inside info on what our “friends” are doing.

I admit that I am guilty of this. I can find myself during down time, quickly grabbing my phone to see what’s going on in the outside world. Lately, my time on Facebook has actually gone down…but, only to be replaced by FourSquare.

I know people have different opinions on the whole “checking in.” I got into the Facebook places for a bit, especially being at a place with friends, it was fun. Some think it’s ridiculous to show the world where you are at all times. A way of letting a potential burglar know, hey I am not currently home right now!!!!

Oh, but there is something different that has grabbed my attention. Catching deals from places when you check in, becoming Mayor when you frequent somewhere on a regular basis….heck yeah, count me in!!

 

All these little gimmicks to make you feel special. That’s what they are doing!! I totally fall for it too!! HAHA!

But, I feel I must get the most points, I want to be Mayor of everything!! 🙂

Some of my friends make it very difficult for me though, they are super check-in happy. If they could check-in when they were sitting on the toilet, I’m pretty sure they would. Then, they could be Mayor of their own porcelain throne! 😉

I realize all these places I check-in to, are just getting free advertising that’s shooting back and forth across all this networking madness. I think it would be cool if I could get advertisement for myself like this.

Say, one of my friends is calling me…it would automatically plug into FB, Twitter, etc..and say, _______ (friends name) is now talking to TT (AKA- myeventfullife.wordpress.com) Same could work with emails, text messages, and more. I think I’m on to something here! Isn’t it all about knowing what everyone is doing every minute of every day??

Before you know it, we will have a microchip in our brains that will update our status’ and places, while we are thinking about it. No typing would be necessary!

 

 

Eek! That would be extremely creepy!!!

 

 

Morning Attitude Check

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Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?” – Dennis & Wendy Mannering.

“If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.” – Cavett Robert

Attitudes- one of those fabulous things everyone was given. Also, one of those things that you have complete control over. Some of us choose to wake up in the morning thinking about the sun shining, birds chirping and how lovely the day is going to be. Others, wake up beating the crap out of the alarm clock, yelling at the kids to hurry up, and coming down with a case of Tourette’s in the shower just thinking about work.

Bad attitudes, are like the super flu. I have caught myself being around sour puss people and then the next thing you know, I’m a complainer, too! Ahh! Do they have anti-miserable people spray…I definitely need some!

Everyone has bad days, where the stress is sky-high, you feel like a big pile of poop, and nothing is going your way. But, a good thing to remember is, it could be worse! No matter what you are going through, someone out there is having a more difficult time than you could ever think of. So, suck it up….get over it, or go lock yourself in a room somewhere, so you won’t infest anyone else with your bad attitudiness!!

Today, I’m going to compare two different people, and show the different kind of outlooks you can have on common situations. You choose which person represents you 😉

We have:

           Positive Pam         

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                                  Negative Nicole


 

 

Situation:

1. Someone walks by and says, “TGIF!!”

PP- Woohoo!! Weekend ahead and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it!!

NN- Yeah, but in two more days, I’m going to be back to work, again…this sucks!

2. You hit morning traffic

PP-  Now I just have more time to listen to my morning playlist, yes!!

NN- Stupid traffic, stupid accident that might have cause this stupid traffic!!

3. At lunch, the restaurant is out of your favorite sandwich

PP- Oh well, it just gives me a chance to try something new!

NN- Really?? Don’t you people know how to order enough food to make it through the lunch rush hour!?!

4. Bank is super busy

PP- It is payday, I will just check my email while I am standing in line.

NN- Holy crap! Does anyone go to the bank any other time, or just when I decide to go!

5. Boss asks you to do something 5 mins before its time to leave

PP- Must be important! I’m going to get it done to keep the boss man happy!

NN- Seriously?? I have been sitting around for the last hour and NOW he asks! That was so done on purpose!!!

6. You win the lottery

PP- Oh my gosh!!! I can’t wait to use the money in so many positive ways! I am going to pick out 10 different charities to help!!

NN- Well, I will most likely end up bankrupt in a couple of years, just like the statistics show!

 

Because you know, winning the lottery is a common situation 😉 lol!!

 

         

 

Don’t be one of those people, that when others see coming….they run and hide, so they don’t have to listen to you and all your negativity! Nobody likes to hear people complain all the time. Don’t pride yourself on being witchy!  You can find rainbows & kittens in everyday, somehow. Sometimes you just have to pull it out from underneath a whole bunch of cow manure!

Have an absolutely, positively, fabulous Friday!! 

I don’t like you Mr. Repairman!!

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  In the dictionary of Tara:

Definition of Repairmen– Someone who shows up at your house when it’s convenient for them/ inconvenient for you, to service an appliance or utility, and then steal your wallet when they bolt out the door, leaving a mess behind. (Doesn’t pertain to all…don’t get your panties in a wad if you are one. Just pertains to MOST!)

 

 

– They include clever advertisement for their business to trap you. Ha!

 

 

 

– Can show up in very unflattering, revealing, and  super tight clothes, that make you want to cover your kids eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

– I’m going to be there between 8am-12pm. Nope, now it’s 12-2pm, and then… I’m running late, make that 3-5pm.

(They might as well say,” You better change all your plans from dawn till dark, because your time is in MY hands today…chuckle, chuckle”) LOL!

 

 

 

– Do you think they were all bank robbers before taking on a repairman job?? Because they might as well be stealing your money!!

(Oh, you were here for 25 mins and now I owe you $300??)

Dang, guess we are all in the wrong business! 😉

 

 

I had a not so pleasant repairman experience with my washing machine this week, my bad if I sound a little disgruntled. 🙂

I do believe instead of looking like this, next time I am stuck waiting around for a repair guy…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am going to give them some options when I call to schedule an appointment.

– Wednesday or Wednesday, which works best for you?

– I can do 1:30pm-2:00pm

– I need an estimate within $20 of what it will cost, or you can have it all in pennies

– I will give you the option of wearing booties in my house, or I will have the mop out waiting for you to clean before you leave.

And that’s my thoughts on that 😉

Hey, can I call you back in a second?

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We all know this has a lot of different meanings!!!

You call someone, they are either in the middle of something, or just aren’t available to talk at that moment. So, you get a, “Hey, can I call you back in a second?” Now, it seems such an innocent phrase that most of us say, “oh, okay”, only to wait patiently for a returned phone call.

This phone call can come within the next couple of minutes (highly unlikely), or a couple of hours, and possibly even a day or so later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, guess what….

I believe I have an answer!! This would save so many people some precious moments of their life! No more of that silly waiting game…no siree!

Okay, lets say you get a phone call,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apparently, Steve Jobs is trying to get in touch with you. But, you just don’t have the time right now. So, you get a pop up of a green answer button, red decline button, OR a yellow option button..now, its like a stop light.

That yellow option button pops up a screen with well, different options. Such as:

 

 

 

1 – For, I can get back to you in like 5 to 10 mins

2- For, I’m busy, you gotta give me an hour or two

3- For, I’m crazy swamped, I’m thinking half a day later you might hear back

4- For, Just text me, that is all I can do now

5- For, So sorry but I don’t ever plan on returning your call

This would be a way to respectfully decline phone calls. That red decline button can make you feel a little evil every now and then. This is your “not so harsh” alternative. Well, that is if you don’t use option #5 all the time to tell everyone to go away! haha!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just remember when someone calls you, they have feelings, too! Your phone call might be what they have been looking forward to all day.

It’s all just apart of the book, that no one seems to have on their night stand anymore…

Can I get an AMEN?? 😉