Javajune's Blog

Someone once said… “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”

I only came for the cupcakes

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Cute!

Kind of a funny story here… I took a trip to Sam’s club yesterday (I love that place) for some cupcakes. You can buy a flat of 30 white or chocolate cakes for less than $13.00. They even throw in the decorations if you ask. What a bargain what a deal, right? Well maybe not- wait until you hear the rest of the story. Sam’s club is all about buying in bulk and snagging the best deal. That’s the tactic to get you into the store but once you’re there all these novelty items jump out in front of you saying “look at me look at me.” Okay, maybe this only happens to me.

I was doing very well making my way through the isles and past all the temptations on my way to the bakery until someone intervened. This cute young girl walked up to me and said “can I show you something?” Well, I didn’t want to be rude and a girl has to make a living, right? Yeah, she had me the minute she mentioned compact and make-up kit. It was a promotional offer for a cute little kit, small enough to throw in your purse- at a very good price, I might add. Okay, I don’t even wear a lot of make-up these days but I couldn’t resist. I bought not one but two kits. Don’t ask me why. I have a terrible weakness for things like handbags,  shoes and anything mini, I’m a sucker and  a push-over. I love all things cute and compact.  Well, after I was convinced into buying two of something I really didn’t need it was as if a dam burst and things just started showing up in my cart.   The worst part is that by the time I left the store I had spent over two hundred dollars. But wait some of it was edible and I didn’t buy the outdoor furniture I had my eye on.

Someone once said…

“You know that thing when you see someone cute and he smiles and your heart kind of goes like a warm butter sliding down a hot toast? Well that’s what it’s like when I see a store. Only it’s better.”

 I digress. 

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 I tried the bronzer- it turned me orange.

As long as I’m confessing a little I might as well go all the way. Brace yourself, Sams Club is only part of the story. Yeah, it wasn’t my first stop 😦  Before I stopped at Sam’s club, for just the cupcakes, I paid a visit to my best friend Target. Do you know her? Me and Target, we go way back.

 So yep you guessed it, the damage had started there when I saw the perfect doll for the princess and a little dress for princess #2 who isn’t even born yet. I did go there with a purpose in mind. I needed something  to cure my son’s poison ivy. (He should know by now not to touch the stuff but it seems he has to test it every year and every year he suffers. )

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She looks right at home on the baby piano.

One of my tricks to keep frivalous spending at a minimum is shopping without a cart. Well, it seems that my arms have grown a bit because suddenly this method isn’t working. I still manage to carry a pretty damaging load to the check out. I won’t tell you what I spent; I”ll spare you that painful detail. After my very expensive outing I went straight home and hid, I mean, took care of everything. This is beginning to sound  a bit like confessions of a shopaholic- ya think?

The bargain cupcakes that started this whole adventure ended up costing me a fortune. They better be some damn good cupcakes! What’s in your wallet?  Mines empty!

xo-jj

June 10, 2009 Posted by | confessions, me, rants | , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Come to my window

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Mr. J keeps putting away this old window that belonged to my grandparents farm house but I keep dragging it back out because I like to peer into the old wavvy glass. Sometimes just for a moment I catch a glimpse of my past.

Do you ever feel as though no matter how hard you try to be a certain way or do certain things, your true self  is always revealed- like there is an unseen guide that opens doors and windows for you when you’re not looking.  I’m not talking about religion here but something that might be a bit similar. I do have faith although it at times it is a little confused or unsure of itself. It just seems to me that no matter what I think I want or where I think I should be in my life, my real position or destiny always wins. This is difficult to explain but let me take another shot at it. Now listen closely because this may be a bit hard to follow. hee hee

I have always wanted to be things I’m not- like a successful business woman, someone famous, a published author, a tall model; well you get the picture, right? I  head off on little life journeys or alterations seeking such things but something unseen always pulls me back to this place- no not this blog, silly. Back to this girl who rambles and jumps in with both feet before looking, and then back to a girl who changes her mind as often as the wind changes direction. My life always centers on a small map of curiosities and adventures, never too far from home base but always traveling in one direction or another. This girl is creative, a little flighty and her attention spans is less than an inch long. She may never be famous or head of a fortune five hundred company but that’s okay, right? I should also mention that sometimes she is a little unsure of herself.

I was never one that said I want to be such and such when I grow up. There were way too many possibilities- how in the world could I choose just one? So I dabbled- yes I am a great dabbler if nothing else. Having said all of that, this post still fails to make my point which is that no matter what I do I will always be exactly what I am. Okay good I have figured it out. Well… not exactly- I’m not sure who the, I am, is. I told you this was going to get complicated.

Do we all have some big divine purpose or are some of us just destined to ride along making things interesting for others? Is there really some sort of giant magnet pulling us back to center when we veer too far off the path? What makes me fall back to that same old girl that I started with and why can’t I be something else entirely?

Have you ever thought about these kinds of things or is it just me? Maybe the rest of you are smart enough to know that it’s best to just go with the flow and not fight the current. I usually do just that but then there are those moments when I see something on the other side and think yes I should try that, go there, or maybe be her- instead of me. I guess I was meant to stay this girl who takes pictures and tells stories and nothing else.

Hopefully by now you aren’t thinking whoa this chick is way crazy or something similar. This chick isn’t too crazy, maybe slightly off center, but not too far. She’s not a perfectly shaped circle and definitely not square, just slightly irregular with a few nooks and crannies. Hmmmm, speaking of nooks and crannies I wish I had an English muffin smothered with rich melted butter that has seeped down into all the nooks and crannies just perfectly.

 

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Okay the wind has changed and so goes my mind. I’m off to forage for breakfast.

Have a great day.

xo-jj

June 10, 2009 Posted by | confessions, me, rants | , , , , , , , | 8 Comments