Sunday, September 21, 2008

Weekend Update

As predicted, my hater had a hissy fit upon seeing me there yesterday and made herself look bad without me even having to put forth any effort. Isn't that weird? Who acts like that, knowing we'll be seeing each other again and again?

She managed to tick off a few people and I just laughed it off and looked better in the process. I was too busy to be too concerned with her and it ended up being a really fun day.

I still totally love my job. You're all probably thinking you're missing out on some juicy bitching, but you really aren't. At times it's overwhelming, and it is a ton of hours, and right now it's extra confusing because everything is new, but I still think it's the perfect job for me and I never wake up dreading work.

And can you even imagine how much fun it is to plan super fun themed events, buy prizes and shop at Target without spending your own money? It's like I get to be a writer, a shopper and a party planner. I've got so many fun ideas that I can't wait to do. I still feel so lucky.

Let's talk about manners though, people. Yesterday I was doing something that involved giving away prizes to kids. I found it hard to believe, but some of the parents were even ruder than the kids about trying to sneak extra prizes. I tried to just let it slide but towards the end I was running out of goodies and no longer putting up with parents shoving handfuls of prizes into their diaper bags...dude, if you want every color of the little bitty play-dohs, go to Wal-mart and drop $4.

Mr. Ashley brought the kids by and Big Kid won a prize from a certain color bag and admitted to me later that night that he really really wished he had landed on a different color. It would never even occur to him to ask for a different prize, even though his mom was the one who made the rules. He's a total rule follower.

After the all day affair, my mom and I took the kids to the waterpark which was open at night for some special reason. As we were walking out after playing, I asked Big Kid if he had a good day, getting to go to my event and the waterpark, and he said, "Mom, it was a day I will never forget. Dat's how good of a day today was."

It was a pretty fun day. Speaking of fun days, for my birthday Mr. Ashley and I are going to spend a romantic spa day at The Standard in Miami. YAY ME!! Best. Idea. Ever. I cannot freaking wait, my friends.


Julie H said...

That beotch is probably just jealous of you!

Ahh a day at the spa how NICE!

Anonymous said...

What is up with parents?? No wonder kids act like such brats if the parents are so horrible.


Maddness of Me said...

Hey! You totally went with my idea for your birthday!

Yes, I'm awesome. Your welcome.


Melodie said...

I'm curious as to how you're associated with this woman that you will be seeing so much of each other.

Some parents are just horrible people like that. Whenever there is a kid in one of my girls' classes at school who has a really nasty attitude, I always just assume that the parents are also that way since kids just repeat what they are taught at home. I bet those same greedy parents probably didn't make their kids say, "Thank you," either.

And Big Kid is just the MOST LOVABLE boy ever!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy about your birthday plans. And I absolutely love how that girl made herself look bad and made you look better, isn't great how life works out?? Love the blog. I read everyday! Keep it up Ms. Ashley!! YOU ROCK!!

Renee said...

TOMORROW = 10 DAYS WITH NO ELECTRICITY!!!!! Yeah, I know that has nothing to do with this post, but I felt the need to scream it from the rooftop, so I did. :)

(We're doing okay, actually. The generator makes a huge difference - 2 lamps, 1 fan, 1 TV, 1 computer, 1 fridge/freezer, and the coffee maker every morning - what more could I ask for?)


Anyway, the spa day with Mr. Ashley is going to be GREAT! What a perfect choice.

(Sorry for the OT comment.)

-The Renee

Anonymous said...

I love that your hater made a fool of herself. I have a problematic SIL and over the years I have started to ignore her idiocy and now I see that others are starting to catch on to her wicked ways.

My mom always said "give em enough rope, and they'll hang themselves"

Caren said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend, in spite of the Hater who I'd actually love to hear more stories about...people are crazy, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

Dude?? HELLO!! you are coming to Miami and I have to find out on your Blog.
Everyone, I want you to know this is how I find out if Ashley is coming into town...if I read it here. Do you see how important you all are to her?
xo ;)

Joy said...

Oh poor Renee I would have to FREAK out after maybe 3 days!

Oh and I am SERIOUSLY jealous, I am pretty sure my big 3-0 will not involve any type of spa and certainly not with my hubs. He needs to get a clue from Mr Ashley

Maddness of Me said...

oh man, Mr. Ashley is getting all the credit for my idea.

Anonymous said...

Okay....You HAVE to do a post with at least a little of the background story on the hater! Leave out all the identifying facts but inquiring (nosy) minds NEED to know what the deal is and why!