Monthly Archives: July 2009

Growth Spurt Over?

Wow, it’s been a tough couple of months. When Megan turned 16 months, we noticed she began to be more whiny. She made hold her more often even when I told her I was very tired. She threw more temper tantrums when things didn’t go her way. And it was awful going out to dinner with her throwing food and refusing to eat!

We were getting very sad and we missed our sweet natured baby.

For the past week, it has been a lot better. Especially going out to dinner last night. She did throw food on the floor but it was an accident. She picked up her bowl a little to swiftly and the contents flew out. She was easily entertained at dinner with sipping ice tea out of a straw and with ice cubes that she could play with. And she readily slurped up her milk without me, pushing the cup at her.

Today was another great day. Great improvement. At 12:30pm she climbed into bed, grabbed a pillow, pulled the covers over herself, babbled for a couple of minutes and now she’s asleep. First time in a loonnng time that she was able to do that.

I did notice that 1 of her back molars came in. Maybe the babying was because she was in pain and she just wanted some affection. It is nice to have my sweet girl back. But I’m not looking forward to the other 3 molars though.

Horrible Vietnamese Customer

This vietnamese lady came in our shop with already a bad attitude. She wanted a good deal on a speaker and player. We discussed price. She agreed but with a nasty look on her face. She then was like “how come you don’t give Free Speaker Stands? All the other stores give FREE speaker stands. You should too. You’re ripping me off if you don’t give me FREE speaker stands.”

We just had to keep telling her “No. That’s only for sale. We already gave you a good price. If you want to purchase Speaker Stands, we can do that at a special price.”

Well she starts cursing at us. Saying we’re ripping her off. So she left.

What I don’t get was an hour later she called back, screaming at us.

It seems like Vietnamese people are the harshest, most awful customers in the world. They have no patience and no understanding of other people’s feelings. They just want to hurt you. It’s not going to get them anywhere.

Drooling for some NQN

I’m officially about to ransack the city of Houston looking for these delicious treats all because of WALLPAPERS!

These are yummy, yummy wallpapers from NQN Not Quite Nigella.

Anger Management

Today was one of those days that everything pissed me off. I came into the office and the orders that were supposed to be sent out, were not sent out. Orders that we received from Tuesday and Wednesday were all ignored. I felt swamped with work and exhausted with no one to help me out. What upset me the most were the phone calls. I was unindated with calls and yet everyone droned the rings out all day. I kept having to bring the phone to an open person just to get someone to pick the phone up.

I feel like without me working, the business wouldn’t run at all. That seriously scares me that no one takes care of duties and that everyone slacks off. And when we were closing up, I was still handling orders and yet still everyone leaves everything to me. At least Kassim closed up the registers for me. Vinh sometimes makes me want to smack him. He’s very laid back for a manager that sometimes I think he doesn’t want to work at all.

I totally need to calm down. I haven’t been this upset in a long time. I wanted to slam doors and stab someone today.

Wed Him Before You Bed Him by Sabrina Jeffries

At eighteen, Charlotte Page made a life-altering mistake. She wronged a man in an impulsive act that she came to deeply regret, though it led her to her present life as Mrs. Charlotte Harris, owner of Mrs. Harris’s School for Young Ladies. Unbeknownst to her, that man is now her anonymous benefactor, the mysterious “Cousin Michael.” His masquerade began as preparation for a devastating revenge, but became a labor of love. Now Charlotte desperately needs his help. Can he save her from disaster as his real self without revealing the ugly secret behind his charade? Or will the mistakes of both their pasts tear them apart forever?

I’m currently half way reading this novel and I keep thinking David, David, David, you ass, TELL HER!

It’s not a mystery who the anonymous benefactor is – Mrs. Jeffries reveals it within the first couple of pages and confirms it in the 2nd chapter. I find David really well liked but I can’t help it scream at his “making it more complex than what it actually is” situation. He’s got his faults and then he’s digging even a bigger hole than he started out with. Charlotte Harris is everything she’s been described as – strong will, beautiful, and desirable. It is a good match but I can’t help to wanting to nudge these two together already. And I can see the many many obstacles that lay ahead of them.

The future of Charlotte Harris’s fi nishing school is in jeopardy when a charming Spaniard — world-famous magician Diego Montalvo — arrives to turn the bordering estate into a scandalous pleasure garden. Valiantly ignoring his wicked flirtations, outspoken Lucinda Seton vows to derail his plans and save the school, unaware that Diego’s true mission is to spirit the long-lost heiress away to Spain for a handsome reward! But before long Diego’s heart is playing tricks on him, and Lucy is falling under the illusionist’s spell. How can the Master of Mystery go through with his devilish scheme when all he wants is to make the lovely heiress his own?


I devoured Don’t Bargain With the Devil – the 5th book in the School of Heiresses series, which sets up the stage for Wed Him Before You Bed Him. Deigo is HOT and delicious and Lucy just as described, a hoyden. It was a very entertaining read. The mystery of Lucy’s birth was convoluted but eventually straightened out. It kept the story going. I always enjoy a Sabrina Jeffries book. I haven’t really found a bad one yet. The really funny thing about DBWD was how hard Diego wanted his land back but in the end, he found out that the comforts he was sooo used to was nowhere to be found on his land. It’s like me wanting a Starbucks coffee but the closest one is like 20 minutes away.

Family Issues

A friend said, “The older the parent gets, the CRAZIER, they get.” I certainly feel that way. My mom has crazy, restrictive norms. Her way of thinking is very outdated and to the point of being strange.

1. No single friend may spend the night in your house.
2. Any female friend, whether single or married, will have sexual urges around your husband.
3. The business is your family. If you want control of your life, take care of the business.

More or less, I understand, men will cheat. So will women. But trust is very important to me. If I don’t trust my husband, I wouldn’t have married him.

Nalini Singh – Giveaways

Nalini Singh is celebrating the release of her highly anticipated book “Brand By Fire”. This novel is about Mercy and Riley two dominant lieutenants to their Changeling groups.

She’s given away Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan, Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks, and Witch Fury by Anya Bast. To ENTER, you just have to answer her daily question at http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/ and she’ll pick a winner. Check back the next day to see if you have won.

I had preordered my copy of “Branded By Fire”, so BN said they had shipped it last Wednesday. It should arrive today! YAY! I can’t wait.