We didn’t have that BRA in black!

Yesterday, I had the distinct pleasure of taking a little lass to go bra shopping for the first time. Now, any woman knows that this ordeal, first time around, or maybe the hundredth time can be overwhelming. There are the sizes, the colors, the cuts – the daunting choices consume a person in the lingerie department.

Now take the adult version, skim it down to say, tweenish, and you are in a department store that isn’t blessed with “just for girls” sections. We find this lovely young lady who assists us with sizes, etc and then shows us the dressing room while she goes in search of a few other “better”, more comfortable choices.

My daughter is clutching the feminine wear like it is a top secret document as she awaits her turn in the dressing room. As the stall door opens, a boy about her age exits and she looks to the ground and rushes inside. I stand outside the door, adjacent to the room giving her some privacy.

It is taking a few minutes and I ask, “Are you okay?”

She replies with “I’m fine.” and I step back into the main portion of the store. The ever helpful employee returns, and with a voice not quite a whisper, announces, “We didn’t have that bra in black but we have these ones.” She hands me the newer styles and I think nothing of it, shoving them under the door to my daughter. She snatches them like hot cakes, mumbling thanks.

After we finished, we proceed to checkout – new feminine undergarments in my grip now. And who waits on us? A young male, likely not much beyond 18-20 years of age. My daughter’s eyes grew wide with embarrassment as he took her garments, touching each tiny article of clothing and placing them in the bag. 

When we left the store, she looked at me and said, “Well that was embarrassing!” 

I found it rather amusing but to ease her pain, I simply smiled and said, “Yep.”

Oh to tell her this is only the beginning!

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Any Operating Room Technicians In Need of a Job?

I received this in my email and as I am currently in a position that requires me to stay put in my job, I thought I’d share the travel company post that was sent to me August 5th. It came from Favorite Staffing!

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Operating Room Techs needed for 12 weeks

Tom’s River Surgery Center – Tom’s River, NJ

$29/hour (Travel Stipends Available)

Seeking ORTs/CSTs with 2+ years experience – STRONG ORTHO EXPERIENCE

Must have current BLS/CPR

Hours are Mon-Fri 8 hour days (will consider 4-10hour days)

No weekends & No Call

If interested, please call 856-321-0905 or 1-800-656-7517

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If you give a mom a minute ….

If you give a mom a minute,
she will want to sit down
But then she will find out
that the schedule is dwindling out
Then she will leave work early,
happy as a clown.
But when she gets home,
She finds Chaos Unwound
So she starts barking orders
to children to finish their chores.
One child doesn’t agree
and mom sends her to her room.

Then mom remembers, she has to start dinner.
When she starts dinner,
she has two burners going,
one with water, the other with the beginning of
pasta gravy.
She stirs.
While she stirs, one kid comes in to say the mower
won’t start so she turns the burners to low.

Then mom goes outside to fix the mower.
While she looks over the mower,
She notices that the oil is low, so she adds some.
Then the mower starts.
Mom goes back inside and begins to chop the veggies,
But the boy comes inside to say the mower is smoking.
Then mom goes out to see and does a few things,
The mower goes again.
Mom goes back inside.
Mom stirs the pot again and watches the water.
The boys comes in and says there is a lot of smoke.
Mom tells him to stop mowing.

Then the neighbor comes barreling into the house
from the garage, unannounced and panicked.
She sees mom at the stove and the children just fine,
But, she says “she saw plumes of smoke
and thought mom’s house was on fire”,
But when she sees it is all fine and was only the mower,
She apologizes and says goodbye.

Mom turns off the stove and
goes to empty the oil from the mower.
Mom asks the boy to hose off the mower
while she scrubs oil from the garage floor.
When mom is done, she goes inside.
Mom turns the water back on.

And while she waits for the water to boil,
she goes outside to fuss with the mower,
And when the mower starts,
She tells the boy to finish the mowing
While she finishes the supper.

The next time mom has a minute,
she should just drink wine
and let the house stay a mess.

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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes, Ohhh Yeah!

Lipstick and Chaos:

looks yum!

Originally posted on 58 Day Dreams:

pumpkin pie cupcakes

1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2/3 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 cup muffin tin with silicone liners, foil liners sprayed with cooking spray or just spray the cups with cooking spray. Either of these three methods will make it easy to take the cupcake out after it’s cooked. Paper liners make it difficult to remove the cupcakes.

Mix the pumpkin, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and milk. Add the flour, pumpkin spice, salt, baking powder and baking soda to the mixture. Fill each muffin cup with 1/3 cup of the mixture. Bake for twenty minutes and let cool for twenty minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan and chill in…

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Bringing a small smile to a terrible moment

If you can picture high school seniors cruising in a 1984 Monte Carlo T-Top LS in celebration of a final year in high school, singing happily along to a cassette of this movie – ALADDIN – then you can see a small glimpse of my senior year. As I said in my previous post – Robin Williams was a part of my growing up.

Aladdin, is to this day, my favorite Disney Movie – hands down and Robin Williams made this movie a cemented favorite. I hope that wherever you arrived, the pain of the darkness that weighed you down is no longer a part of your soul. I hope you are finally at peace.


Friend Like Me ( you know you’re singing it too) :)

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