Remembering my Dad...

>> Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Today marks the 8th year of my dads passing. He was really my step-father but I didn't look at him that way. He was just 46 when he passed away and I thought that time would help me heal but today has been particularly hard for some reason. It didn't dawn on me until I was filling out papers at work this morning and wrote the date and it was like a slap in the face. I have been really busy today so its keeping me at ease.

On a more positive note, my husband has a job interview going on right now, you guys pray that he gets this job!

Thanks for letting me vent a little :)


I'm not a freakin' idiot!

>> Friday, July 23, 2010


My car inspection sticker expired at the end of June and I forgot about. So on July 1st I went to work like any normal day and my boss said she was leaving to get her car inspected. I immediately thought OMG....I forgot all about mine, and being the awesome boss she is she let me leave to get it inspected. I arrived at Firestone, the place where I used to buy all of my tires. I sat there for an hour and half waiting (thank goodness for my iPad)...when the manager finally came to inform me that my car failed inspection because I needed both front and rear brakes. He said he would cut me a deal and could do them for around $500 and asked if I wanted to get them done that day. I said no only because I had a meeting to get to and I wanted to speak to my husband about it. I told the guy I would be back Saturday morning.

Fast-forward to Saturday morning...I ended up going to a mechanic that was closer to my house. I told the guy what Firestone said about my brakes and told him to put on both front and back brakes. About 20 minutes after he pulled my car into the garage he came out and said that after inspecting my car he found that my car should have passed inspection! My front brakes were perfectly fine and my back brakes were close but should have passed. Needless to say I was PISSED! I called and chewed the manager out at the Firestone store that performed my inspection, he talked to me like I was a complete idiot and basically told me to just deal with the words of Michelle Tanner "How Rude!" Well he messed with the wrong one because I cannot stand when people try to take advantage of me, much less treat me like an idiot! The guy at the good garage said that I could actually contact the state police about the situation and the trooper would come to inspect my car and if he found that my car is ok then the inspector from Firestone would be fined. Since my back brakes were borderline I went ahead and payed the good garage to put on new ones.

Monday morning I called the state police and they came out to inspect my car and found that my brakes were passable and the mechanic from Firestone was fined and written up. Someone from Corporate Firestone called me and apologized, they ended up giving me my money back for getting my back brakes fixed at the good garage.

So my lesson to you ladies is to never let an a-hole mechanic get over on you and always get a second opinion.


Wedding Dress Preservation...

>> Thursday, July 15, 2010

My gorgeous dress has been in my closet in the bag for almost 4 months now and I just can't decide if that's the way I want to keep it or if I want to actually pay to have it preserved. I'm just wondering if I should sell it and try to get some of my money back. My daughters love it now, but will either of them really wear it for their weddings? Did any of you married ladies preserve your dress or did you sell it?

I found some great places on-line that offer preservation but they are pricey and I would have to send my dress off to some unknown place and that scares me. So I will take any and all advice on what to do my "third daughter" as I call her.


Will I become a City Girl???

>> Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My hubby has been looking for a job for more than a year and half now with no such luck and we are both really frustrated. He's working on his Masters Degree and is the most articulate person I know, but the job market in our area sucks. As much as we love our families and love having their support we just think that we need to search other options. Those options include possibly moving to Washington, DC or Charlotte, NC. As much as I love visiting both of these places and have a hard time leaving when we do, I'm not sure how living there will be. I'm a country girl and have been all my life and possibly leaving it makes me very sad.

S and I have both been looking for jobs in these areas and I actually heard back from one company which made the entire process so real! Relocating with our girlie's will be a task because they LOVE their grandparents, their aunt and their cousins. I feel somewhat selfish for uprooting them like this but I know it will be for our own good. So if S can get a job in either of these cities we will be on our way. Keep your fingers crossed for us :)


What to do.....

>> Monday, July 12, 2010

What in the world am I going to do with all of my wedding items? As of now they're sitting in my basement still boxed up from the wedding. What did you married D.I.Y. ladies do with all of your items? I'm starting my own wedding planning business and thought about just keeping them for my couples to rent. What do you think of that idea? Or should I just sell them?

By the way, I'm working on my business and website and will announce everything very soon because I need your opinion on a couple of things.


Baby Cohen

>> Thursday, July 1, 2010


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