March 26, 2009 · 3 comments

Yesterday, Preston and I headed out to run some errands, but more importantly, get out of the house. We did our part to help the economy (big time), so you’re welcome. 🙂

A couple odd things happened though…
First, I donated to Autism research/awareness at Toys R Us…so they gave Preston a sticker for donating. Cool, right? Until we got to the mall and the lady at the ‘cookie store’ looked at the sticker and asked if he had autism. I’m sure I must have looked at her like she had two heads or something, but I was totally perplexed. I mean, a) who actually ASKS that? Not that I would be ashamed or anything if he were autistic, it’s just…do people REALLY think it’s ok to be so bold?! And b)…mind your freaking business, beyotch!! And c) why the hell would my kid wear a sticker defining him as autistic? That is just strange!!

While we were at TRU, this manager or manager wannabe says to an employee “hey, [insert name here] go do that return.” huh? It didn’t even warrant a PLEASE? That’s straight up disrespectful!! I, of course, made a comment to my cashier. Her look indicated it wasn’t unusual. How sad is that?!


Today, I built this gazebo. By myself (it was my choice – I could have waited for Mike to get home, but I wanted to get it done.) I’m totally a dork about building and getting stuff accomplished. I like to surprise Mike with all that I can do on my own, but I’m pretty sure after all these years, he’s not so much impressed anymore.   I figured it out and got it done. Yes, I rock.  I also built this firepit.  Again, I rock.

We had the neighbors over for a fish fry and got to hang out on the deck with a nice roaring fire. I attempted to roast some marshmallows, but we were lacking in the appropriate accoutrements and had to make due with a turkey carving fork.  :oops: It was a nice night.  Oh, except for Matt puking all over the place.  He has a very low gag tolerance and he’s had a hacking cough for a while now. So he got coughing, got puking and couldn’t stop.  Poor kid.  Of course, this was the night he decided to eat more for dinner than the whole week’s worth of meals combined!!

Tomorrow brings another day of excitement for the Casa de Goodness…we’re hitting the Humane Society to save from certain death adopt a couple of kittens.  I loved our cats – we had them FOREVER, but I have to admit I’m not missing the kitty litter and cleaning out thereof. But I guess it will be nice – especially for the boys.  Naming them should be a lot of fun!!  hehe

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flutter March 28, 2009 at 12:26 am
catnip March 28, 2009 at 11:33 am

I’m impressed! I hate building stuff. Especially all that following directions stuff. 😉

Kittens!! Can’t wait to see pics!

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maggie, dammit March 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Seriously, like an autistic kid would be wearing an identifying sticker everywhere he goes? Like, “Be nice, I gave blood” or “I voted” ??? Unbelievable. People can be so strangely ignorant.

I can’t believe you built that all by yourself. I can’t even put the most basic toys together. It’s awful.

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