Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Gumdrops are M.I.A!!!

Hmmmm, not a whole lot to write about today. I was just skimming through some other blogs. Good gravy people are boring!! Not any of you, of course. :)
Does anyone know where I can get some spiced gumdrops? I ended up having to sign up to bring gumdrops to my son's class party. Now I can't seem to find them anywhere. Dang gumdrops! I don't have anything against gumdrops, they just wouldn't have been my first choice. When I went to drop Kyle off at school I noticed they had the sign up sheet hanging. WooHoo! I love doing these things. Only, when I got up to the sheet I noticed the sign up Nazi had gotten there first!! My eyes skimmed down the list and all I saw was Tori....Tori...Tori....Tori...Tori....Tori...over and over. Why? I don't understand why people do that? Do they not realize that there are 14 kids in the class and 14 things to sign up for...??? Someones mommy didn't teach them how to share!! So anyways...I am in the market for some spiced gumdrops.

I have a new best friend. Last night I went to Wal-Mart to do my grocery shopping. It. Was. CROWDED!!! When I got in line there were 7 people in front of me. The women that was standing in the line beside me had a little boy. He was waving at me so I waved back and said "hi." I asked her how old he was. She said he was 17 months. We made small talk, since we had plenty of time....(33 minutes to be precise...that's how long I was in the stinkin' line!) We talked about the weather and Christmas presents and about how much we hated standing in lines. She asked if I had any children and I told her I had 4. Her response (exactly) was "Oh wow! You don't look old enough to have 4 children!" She is my new best friend.

I was looking out the window this morning and noticed a strange car driving VERY slowly around our cul-de-sac. I stood there and watched to see what they were doing. They would drive and pause at the driveway at the end of each house. Hmmmm....What in the world were they doing? They pulled up to the end of my driveway. I could see two men chatting in the front seat. They backed up a little to where my mailbox was and the passenger window rolled down. Ummmm, are they stealing my mail? Be my guest. You're not gonna get anything but bills and maybe a Christmas card or two. The passenger taped a small, rectangular card to my mailbox. I watched as they drove around the court and then up the street....stopping at two other houses and placing the same little white paper on the mailboxes. I waited for them to go out of sight and then went out to see what it was. It was a business card....for a full maintenance lawn service.....specializing in re-mulching and clean-ups. Uhhhhhhh, should I be offended?!?! :)

15 comments:

One Scrappy Gal said...

Yeah!! What were they trying to say? "This house NEEDS us! Leave the card."

Good luck with Operation Gumdrop!! : )

utmomof5 said...

Love the business card story!! LOL! We have a Nazi Mom for my daughters Kindergarten class too! Why is it soem people think they are so special? (I actully don't mind too much then I don't have to bring anything!!)

Christina

Stacie said...

boring? boring people out there?
Terrible.

You don't look old enough, can I be your best friend? lol.

Yeah, now I am feeling boring because I can't think of any comment to leave that would make me seem less boring. Or cool...or funny. LOL.

Cecily R said...

I know the Sign Up Nazi too! She must make the rounds. She is the reason that I sign up for one thing and then tell the teachers to let me know if they need anymore help.

Good luck finding gumdrops. My grandma always has a huge stash of them at her house but they are usually about a decade old. Shudder...

Cecily R said...

Oh, and HEY! Am I really that boring? I try not to be, really!

Dawn said...

The business card thing is funny- it reminds me of the guy who knocked on my door at 7:00am to ask if I wanted him to cut down the tree my backyard! Uh, I like that tree, and even if I didn't, I sure wouldn't hire the guy who catches me in my bathrobe at that hour.

Valarie said...

Cecily- You are definitely NOT one of the boring ones!! Anyone who hasn't checked out her blog... you should....but don't drink and read...that can be dangerous.

Kellan said...

I made the mistake of going to Walmart yesterday too - WOW, ours was crowded too. That was a nice compliment you got - that never happens to me. Take care. Kellan

suburbancorrespondent said...

I lucked out - our grocery store had some store-brand Christmas gumdrops (red, green, and white). Otherwise, I find them at drugstore-type places in the candy aisle.

girlymom said...

They stopped at every house right, I think I would be offended if it was just my house. With that said, my house is the house on the block that needs the paint and yardwork! Better get on that.

girlymom said...

Oh and you know what, I signed up to bring ice cream to the Xmas party for my daughters class, that way I had an excuse to bring home the leftovers and eat it- love ice cream- can't let it melt!

Kathy said...

I get the you're not old enough comment alot, sometimes it sucks not looking my age though, people think I'm with my siblings rather than my kids! Glad you liked it!
Good luck with the gumdrops!


www.kathy-iamwhoiam.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Too bad the people weren't those mysterious rich people with the Christmas spirit that leave money in people's mailboxes. I could use a few of those this year!

Anonymous said...

I didn't think people were supposed to put things in/on your mailbox. ??

Leah said...

WOW, that's a long line at wal-mart! YIKES

And ROFL about the business card on the mailbox!