Sunday, April 01, 2007

Hi all. It is monday monday monday.

This weekend was pretty low key. Of course...the boys passed their colds on to me...and I am feeling cruddddddddddy.

We went to tball on Sat (mom and auntie spent the night on Friday) and then daddy took the boys to his mom's for a picnic without me. I SHOULD have gone...but was so tired (after being up with the boys) so I opted out. Then we just hung out that night

Sunday the boys and I played and then went to a play date at a friend from schools. then we went to Walmart. What oh what oh what possessed me to do thatttt?

Come with me if you will.

We pull into the SuperWalmart parking at 3:45pm Sunday afternoon. I got a parking spot right upfront so thought...yayya me...this will be cool ( mind you...I thought at first...you should not go on a weekend) We got in...looked a little busy..not too bad).

After 5mins I realized everyone was drunk and or on drugs. Why else would they stop in the middle of the isle talking like they were the only ones on earth? Why would they suddenly make a left turn...from the far right of the walkway? Why would they let their children stand (barefoot and with out pants) up in the little sitting area of the cart yelling at top of their lungs?? Why else would they not see me as they try to occupy the same EXACT same spot of the planet I was standing on...and not even say excuse me as they grabbed the FLIPPING LAST box of infant's Tylenol cold medicine! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRr

So...we get to the grocery part of the store. It is now that Hayden starts to voice his displeasure. Momma. I too tawred...me need my blanky....cudda me momma. I assure him he are almost done. I fight my way through the pork section (I want ribs for some reason), grab the bevarges, cereal, yogurt etc. Then we get to the produce. Don't ...........get............me............started. People. Please. Single file line...grab what you need...move along. It is produce. Not a car. Not a house. Not even a pair of shoes. Nothing that takes a lot of thought. Grab it, bag it and MOVE! Ok...I am starting to lose it. Hayden is now whining at full volume. Chase has his fingers in his ears and is starting his mantra of "I can't take it anymore I can't take it anymore I can't take it anymore" over and over and over...and did I say over again.

So...we round the corner and I see...no...not relief in sight...but about 15 lines of person after person. My goodness people...it isn't disney land...it isn't your chance to meet your fave ball player. It is Walmart. But, my dear Tracy....it is Walmart on a Weekend. Ackkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. Note to self..never ever ever ever will I ever ever ever go on a weekend. AGain. eVERERERERE. so not worth the money you save. How many bottles of wine will I need to down to fix this CRAP?@?@

Now...we are almost to the middle of the line. Hayden starts crying ever louder. It ISSSS possible. He now wants to be held. So I hold him and sing twinkle twinkle as I smile at the burly man with dog food behind me. Chase now has to go "PEEEEE" as he yells top voice. sighhhhhhhhhhh. hold it son. please. now hayden is hiccuping. but a noisy wet sounding hiccup. and tellign me "my tummy hurt momma". oh please oh please oh please...nooooo. (friday in school...one of chase's classmates starts puking all around me. I then learn there is a tummy bug going around the school). I am now starting to feel caged. To feel on edge. To feel like just leaving the dang cart and running for starbucks ( do they put a shot of something else wink wink in their mocha's). We now get to the front of the line. Hayden is now on floor (I am never ever one of THOSE mom's that get THOSE looks from the ppl around them. Now is my turn) The clerk is hurrying his way along...no one wants to see/hear this. We are all loaded, paid etc. I look at him and say "have a nice night" as he is already scanning the dogfood man behind me. I hear nothing. I stop and turn and say "Excuse me....you DID tell me to have a good night too. Or at least you too or uh huh or something right???????" I think I had a really crazed look on my face at this point. The scared clerk says...uh yeah...I did. EVERYONE around me starts giggling and I start laughing...I tell him...Always always always say that to your customers....especially the crazed looking moms."

We aren't even out of the parking lot before the monkies fall asleep. My hubby empties the car and I go hide in the bathroom...hey...when I get to be in there for any amount of time ALONE...I don't want to come out, :)

So...we are all tucked in for the night. I even got to play on the puter here and there.

I played with Janel and her CT member Rez to celebrate the opening of Pink Poodle Studios. I got my layout using Janel's Alexander kit in the newsletter and that won me a GC. I got to use her beautiful Freebie kit she is giving out for Same Kit/Different Ways Challenge for this layout.
I won a free alpha and we get 50 percent off her goodies~~~ wow I had a good scrapping day ;)

I played at Blue Flombingo and am loving the chance to hit a Karah sale!!

I did this layout which I love...of my grandbaby. It is my first layout as SaraAmarie's Guest CT!!! I used her Natural Collection:Pacific at Oscraps.

And of course...since you made it this far....I made it into a template for ya ;)
Click here to download...only if you leave me love and promise to not share, sell, claim and all that jazz.
Chase is on spring break (hayden still has preschool) so we are going to do some art work that is a little hard to do with Hayden around. He is excited to have me all to himself, so I am signing out!
hugs

51 comments:

twoboyz00 said...

WalMart on the weekend - bad, very bad! Chuckie Cheese Saturday evening - bad, very bad (we were dumb enough to do THAT this weekend)! So, was Hayden really sick (I hope not), and how many bottles of wine DID it take? You sure do tell a great story. Love the layouts you did, and the freebie template you made. Thanks very much!

Anonymous said...

this has got to be my most fav. template ever! LOVE the layout you made with it...hope mine turns out as nice. Cool book you got there, too ....will have to order one myself...thnaks for sharing it with us.thanks so much for this wonderful template!
-sheryl

Suzette said...

The template is wonderful, thank you for sharing. If it makes you feel any better, you weren't the only one who did a Walmart run this weekend and thought she was insane. I was lucky enough that my son wasn't with me so it wasn't quite so horrible, but the people were psychotic.

Carin said...

Thanks so much for another awesome template...you always do such a great job. I was excited yesterday to read about your shutterfly experience...I'm working on doing a book now! Thanks again!

Erin said...

We make the same "surely it can't be *that* bad on a weekend" mistake about once a year, and we swear we'll never do it again, only to decide a year later that "surely it can't have been that bad, right?" LOL! Thanks for the template! It is wonderful!

Janeal said...

You poor thing. I am so sorry you had a poor weekend. I was about to go to our Wal-Mart with my two youngest and now I don't have the courage anymore. LOL! I truly am so sorry that you had to experience that. Thanks for making me think before going though. I am just too tired to fight. I love your template and plan on going to use it. Maybe I will use it with one of your kits. :-)
Have a good day hun!

Sarah said...

Thanks, it's lovely!

Sorry about your walmart experience. We had to go this weekend too, but we made it the shortest trip ever and it wasn't a bad time... but we try to avoid it too!

Aly said...

This template is fab-u-loso! Thanks so much!!

AmyK said...

Oh Tracy!! You are too incredibly funny! I am sorry to hear about your torturous Walmart experience. I seriously have a walmart phobia for the very reasons you have just so eloquently described!! I love those layouts of yours - fabulous work as always. ((hugs))

Aja said...

This is fabulous! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

You know insanity is inherditary don't you? You get if from your kids. WalMart and kids don't mix and definitely not on a busy weekend. I hate going anywhere during a weekend, except very early or very late. Thank you for making me laugh with your story. Love the layouts and the template. Have a great evening.
Kathy M

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Love the template...now to use it...

korib said...

Ooooh! Don't get me started on Wally-World! There is nothing more um, F-U-N, than taking tired kids there. I do think they pump some kind of mind-altering chemicals throughout the store in the hopes of making you buy lots more...it doesn't seem to affect all people the same, though. Some just get stupid-er. LOL.
At any rate, thanks for the great template...and the good belly laugh.

karen said...

great template. Thank you!

LVMommy22 said...

hmmm ... you are either drinking way too much wine or seriously in need of psychiatric help if you went to wal-mart on the weekend! lol! none the less, i can totally empathize with the experience; i too did that once. ugh! thanks for the tip on pink poodle - love it! and your template and LO are awsome! thanks for sharing both ...
:) M

Mormishmom said...

Your LOs are so cute! Isn't sad when you just want to hide in the bathroom for some peace? Ha! Thank you for template!

IkeaGoddess said...

I love the layout you did about Tobee. Shading the photos to match the color of the papers is ingenious. Thanks for sharing the template.

Leslie said...

Thanks for another winning template to get me moving! Tks also for mentioning the new PinkPoodle site!

Leslie
knitterfan1000s@sbcglobal.net

Stephanie said...

Thanks for another great template...I LOVE the tearing...and, the filmstrip...lol, guess I love the whole thing! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

What a great new template! thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the terrific template. It is appreciated. So sorry you got a cold and hope that you do not feel too bad. Walmart on a weekend, yes bad news!!!! BettyJoR

Karie~soccermom7975~ said...

OMG, I know it's not funny, but I am laughing so hard. I have 3 girls age 12,7,2yr and it is like this for me EVERY time we go to Walmart. My husband cannot understand why I cannot get the grocery shopping done! Thanks for the laughs and the template!

Gwenevere Dupus said...

Tracy, i can just picture you at WalMart, surrounded by screaming kids, with smoke coming out of your ears!!! ;) Thanks for the fantastic template!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the template!

Dixie said...

Thanks so much and I HATE WALMART!!!!!!

Myxi said...

I was laughing so hard reading about your Wal-Mart trip. I only go laaaaaaaate at night while ALL little children are in bed, and their parents are too tired from going to Wal-Mart during the day and fighting the crowds to come back...lol. I love how you turned back and asked the guy if he had responded to you, that was GOOD!
Thanks so much for the awesome template.

karinkay said...

WalMart on weekends? Yikes!! You've got more courage than I've got . . . and you had children with you to boot!! Love the template and I love the color and pattern combinations you chose for your layout. AND . . . I love what you did with your photos. Thanks for sharing.

Paula said...

Did you know it was a full moon on Sunday???? Are you crazy? Walmart AND a FULL MOON?!?! Loved your story though. I was holding my breath at the part where you were standing in line and realize that the stomach flu is going around. Did you skip to the next part of the story or did he not barf? That would have been interesting though. Personally, my husband will not "allow" me to set foot in a Wal-Mart (and I use the term "allow" loosely as I'll do whatever I want and when I want), because he is a manager for Publix (a supermarket in Florida) and they have brainwashed their employees into thiking Wal-Mart is the ENEMY. Please! Can I buy a freakin pair of underwear at a Publix grocery store??? Then why am I not allowed to buy it at Wal-Mart? Sorry to go off on a tangent...I just loved your Wal-Mart story. Oh! And before I forget, thank you for the super cool template! Hope things are looking up for you! Thanks for the late-night entertainment!

Anonymous said...

ROFL!!! Love your take on this market trip...I get ya! I think it is hilarious that your hubby knew to do the car and leave you alone with the computer! Thanks for the template too:-)
Krista

Smanda said...

Thank you so much for this great template! i love it!! hope you're feeling better soon!

donnatopia said...

I'm not sure what I enjoyed more.... this great template or your walmart escapades. Girl, you should write a book... I was laughing so hard. Thanks for the template and hopefully the week will be much calmer for you!

Mandy said...

Awesome Template - THANK YOU!

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Oh I am so sorry! But I just laughed my butt off :) Hey I won't hit Target on a weekend and I don't even have little kids. It is way to scary! lol

Love the template, thank you!

Mary Ellen said...

thanks for the lovely template
sorry to read about your horrible walmart trip !!! Hope you have a much better week.

Dana said...

Your tempaltes are so great. You make everything look so good. Thank you

Shell said...

Oh poor you, but I miss state side wally worlds. Walmart is best tackled early in the mornings or very late at night. Thanks for the template.

Monique said...

Great template, thanks for sharing

CellyOneill said...

Lovely template !
Thanks so much !adi

ConnyB said...

Another beautiful template! WOW! Thank you so much for sharing it :)
Hugs,
Conny

mel said...

this is a STUNNING template! thanks sooooo much for sharing.. i love your work! take care, mel xxx

Nora said...

Sounds like you were at the walmart in my area lol. It's like that everyday here. Thanks for the template!

Anonymous said...

Love the template. I can't wait to put pictures of my beautiful daughter in there. I hope mine will look as good as yours!

Sharon-shutterbug said...

Sounds like a nightmare. Glad you all made it out in one piece. Thanks so much for the beautiful template.

Nicole said...

Looks great, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the template. Love the layout!! The little one is so adorable.



Michelle

Monica said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Joy said...

oooh poor you! We don't have Walmart over here, but I avoid any shop at the weekend as much as I can! And, try to avoid taking the girls shopping with me an any time, if I can!!

Thank you for the template :)

sassyaztec said...

love this template! newbie question.. how do I know what size to resize my pics to for the film strip background?

Anonymous said...

Howdy there Tracy. Thanks so much for this AMAZING template. I just adore your gorgeous layout of your grandbaby. He is getting sooo big and looks so healthy and content. Keep your chin up. You are a legend and all will get better soon.
Hugs,
reene

Connie said...

Wal-Mart on the weekend (or Sam's) is enough to make me want to shoot myself. You're incredibly brave to take two small boys with you! Love the template - thank you!

Carol said...

This is my first time on your blog and I've enjoyed browsing around. I must say though, this post had me practically rolling on the floor. Sorry it was at your expense! Boy have I been there. NEVER WalMart on a weekend. Whew!