Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Create a Connection - Getting to know you

Here is the questionnaire Swampgirl posted on Create A Connection for today. If you play along, please let me know. I would love to read yours.

1a. What is one thing about your body that you hate, deny, talk trash about?
Well, I don't hate anything about my body but there are a few things that aren't the same as they were before. I could say I hate my stomach pouch, (I always had a flat belly until kids), but carrying my big babies while pregnant did that to me (1 was 9.5 lbs, the other 7.5 lbs). I could also say I hate my c-section scar, but my babies entered the world through there. I could also hate my not so perky boobs, but they feed 2 babies (still nursing one). I could hate the lines around my eyes, mouth and forehead but you know what I got those from laughing. My grey hairs, well I was lucky they didn't come until I was 35 and pregnant with my 1st. My mom and sisters were grey in their 20s. I could hate the scar on my breast where a precancerous cell was removed but I prefer the scar over the cancer...basically I love it all!

2a. What is one thing about your home that doesn't feel good? My kitchen! I love cooking and spend a lot of time in there. It is a large room but not very functional. My counter space is only about 12" x 16" what can you do with that? The cabinets are ugly, the walls need paint, the counter top put the Ug in ugly and the stove top works when it wants to.

2b. What is one thing you can do to change that? Well, lets the lottery! No, actually I intend to make a change very soon by painting the cabinets and the walls. It is the easiest, cheapest change I can make right now.

3a. Is there a relationship that you have difficulty with? I guess the relationship with my husband is the most difficult right now. We have different priorities at the moment and I have moved quite a few rungs down the ladder of importancy in his life at the moment. I am a sensitive women who feels things very deeply and he is the kind of man who is very literal and has no time for long talks about what I need right now. Nothing against him and I am not looking for suggestions on how to make things work because there is not a relationship problem there is a priority problem. I have not blogged about it and probably won't.

3b. What is something small you can do to either salvage it or come to terms with the way it is now?
Nothing at the moment. I am doing everything I can and so is he. I have come to terms with it. I think in any relationship, you have to decide what you can live with for the rest of your life and not everything is going to be perfect.

4a. Is there something you are afraid to do, but would like to try it? I am afraid to sing in front of people. I don't know when that happened because I used to be a big karaoke singer in my early 20s. When there was a loll in participation the host would hand me and my friend the mic and we would sing until someone else wanted to. I would love to get up on stage and belt out a song.

4b. What can you do to begin a plan to try it? At the moment I will continue singing for my children and if the time, place, feeling is right who knows...

Friday, February 23, 2007

Photo Thursday

Yesterday was Tammy's last day to host Photo Thursday at Creative Connections.

The theme she chose is Fun.
The things I do for fun I couldn't possibly post on my blog for the world to see.

Mostly what I do for fun is play with my kids. I love playing with them. Singing, Dancing, Pony rides, 100 rounds of Ring O Round the Rosy, and then some. I also love taking tons and tons of pictures of them and playing with Photoshop. I hold a few photo sessions a month and just snap away.
Here are some pictures of the kids and some Photoshop Pictures that I think are fun.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Getting To Know You

Swamp Grrl is hosting Get to Know You Day for February over at a group I belong to called Create a Connection. Check it out!

1. What is your favorite word? Adore and Mommy
2. What is your least favorite word? I hate quite a few of them but here are some C*nt, B*tch, Hate
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Things that make me feel or think. Music, My children and Gods gifts (sunsets, flowers, rain, natures colors)

4. What turns you off? People who are haters. Singlemindedness, simplemindedness and people who can't or refuse to see the whole picture.

5. What is your favorite curse word? So easy...F*ck
6. What sound or noise do you love? My kids singing, my husband saying he loves me, rain, and the sound of my kids sleeping
7. What sound or noise do you hate? Static and my kids crying in pain
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I would love to be a farmer
9. What profession would you not like to do? I could never work sanitation or clean other peoples filth in any way.
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? You were everything I intended you to be. Good job! Your Mom is right over there.


You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked.
Unfortunately not, I had already grown out of this type of toy when it came out.

You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it.
I TOTALLY had a bike with a banana seat and a basket with flowers.

You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!)
I never thought Gopher was cute.

You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island.
No! Why?

You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels.
My skates had plastic/rubber wheels but I think that is because I learned in the 80s

You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie", not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill". People sometimes thought you were a boy.

I never had any of these cuts. I wanted to be Stevie Nicks. My hair was always long.

You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days.

YEAH! You owned a "Slip-n-Slide", on which you injured yourself on a sprinkler head more than once.

Never had the Dorothy Hamill, Moon boots (whatever that is), or a Slip N Slid

You owned "Klick-Klacks" and smacked yourself in the face more than once !
I had Kabangers - KaBangers, to the left, KaBangers to the right. Kabangers, Kabangers, Kabangers Dynomite. Kabangers.

Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.
No! Holly Hobbie sleeping bag but a lot of Holly Hobbie things

You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.
I did wear gouchos and panchos but I have no idea what the hell a knicker is. I believe that is what they call underwear in some countries.

You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.
I didn't have Simon nor did I want it but my sister had it and we played a lot

You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits, or the sunshine family
I DID have Donny and Marie dolls but I think I had Donny and my little sister had Marie or vice
versa. I still have Donny somewhere in my closet.

You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once.
I had a swing set but it NEVER tipped. It threatened whenever we were on it but never actually did.

You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color
I never did the ribbon thing but my family weren't crafty folks

You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with hard sole & the buckle). You also had a
pair of salt-water sandals.
Dr. Scholls...oh yeah...I loved them, probably why my feet always hurt now and why I go
monthly for a shot in my heel for my spur. Damn getting old sucks sometimes. I have no idea what salt-water sandals are

You wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder really bad; you wore that Little House on the Prairie-inspired plaid, ruffle shirt with the high neck in at least one school picture; and you despised Nellie Oleson!
I never had Laura clothes but man I wanted to be her and I totally wanted Charles Ingalls to be my dad. I DID hate Nelly.

You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink!
Didn't think about kissing in the 70s(I don't think)

PONG! ("video tennis" ) was the most remarkable futuristic game you've ever heard of !
Never played Pong (even now...I have no idea what that even looks like)

You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.
I think I knew who they were but I was not into Strawberry Shortcake

Your hairstyle was described as having "wings" or "feathers" and you kept it "pretty" with the comb you kept in your back pocket. When you walked, the "wings" flapped up and down, looked like you were gonna "take off"
I so loved my Wings and never felt like they were feathery enough. I always carried a big fat comb in my pocket and constantly flipped my hair.

You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic. With the thermos inside some were glass inside and broke the first time you dropped them.
I had a white Barbie lunchbox and then the Sweathogs from Welcome Back Carter. My thermos constantly broke.

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend.
My friend's weren't into the Dukes and I was totally in love with Bo Duke (Mr. John Schneider who is now on Smallville). The Dukes were on from 1979 - 1985. But sometime between 82 and 83 the Dukes were replaced by some other boys who I didn't like. When the original cast came back I had grown out of the show. I am full of useless information like that. I had to be home on Friday's at 8:00 to watch and then met my friends on the stoop at 9:00 if it was Summer.

YOU had Star Wars action figures, too!
I DIDN'T have Star War figures but I think my little sister had Hans Solo

It was a big event in your household each year when the "Wizard of Oz" would come on TV.
Your mom would break out the popcorn and sleeping bags!
Oh yeah, we loved the Wizard of was so much fun to sit down and watch it complete with commercials and all.

You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: "Who will I marry. Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or David Cassidy?"
My sister had the Magic 8 Ball and I did ask if I would get married more than a few times.

You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack record album.
I loved Saturday Might Fever and Grease. While Saturday Night was a little scary with one girl getting raped and one guy committing suicide I did like the music and who didn't love Travolta?

You tried to do lots of arts and crafts, like yarn and Popsicle-stick God's eyes, decoupage, or
those weird potholders made on a plastic loom.
I was not into crafts as a kid.

You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts!
I did make shrinky dinks but mostly with kids I babysat for. Imagine? Nothing like a little kid turning on an oven and putting little plastic things in it.

You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker.
Oh my God! I totally taped all my favorite songs off the radio. I even recorded my favorite TV shows if I like the theme song.

You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.
I did have a subscription to Tiger Beat and my walls were covered with posters torn from the pages.

You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books.(Are you there God, It's me, Margaret.)
I LOVED Judy Blume but I doubt I learned all my girl issues from her books. That's what girlfriends with older brothers were for.

You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was about aerobics. (?? its not??)
I knew that Physical was not about exercise but I thought it was about making out.

You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart
I did have a few shoelaces with fun things on them...but the most embarrassing part is when I followed the trend to attach bells to my shoelaces.

You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.
I didn't want to be a Solid Gold Dancer but I loved watching. We didn't have MTV or videos so this was when you got to see that popular song on the radio being performed. It was the only time you got to see the singer.

You drowned yourself in Love's Baby Soft - which was the first "real" perfume you ever owned.
I loved Loves Baby Soft but my favorite was *cough* Sweet Honesty from Avon

You glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip-gloss till it almost dripped off.
I wasn't addicted

Monday, February 19, 2007

Summitted for my induction into the Mother of the Year Competition

Does this even exist? I know they have one for Dad's but one for Mom's?

Accomplished Today...(broad smile, feet up and hands behind my neck)

- Breakfast - Pancakes for the kids and oatmeal for me

- Beds made

- Everyone dressed

- Craft time - Macaroni glued to paper

- Craft time - Water painting

- Craft time - Coloring

- Craft time - Snow Cones using snow and cherry juice

- Dusted every baseboard and trim through the entire house. The kids actually helped..I sprayed they dusted and I followed with a dust rag.

- Talked to my sister 3 times

- Lunch - Scrambled egg for the PT and apple and yogurt for the Goddess

- Dusted every corner and ceiling throughout the house

- Gave pony rides for 1/2 hour (this counts as exercise right?)

- Glued letters to paper

- Watched Peter Pan with the kids (This is the first time they sat down to watch a Disney movie they lasted 30 minutes and then were bored but at least we are getting there.)

- Sat down with PT to teach him the computer mouse we used this site

- Dinner - Pizza for the kids and steak for me.

- More pony rides about 15 minutes (I am bone tired)

- Made homemade chocolate covered buttered toffee (didn't come out as I wished but taste awesome).

- Bedtime ritual including 5 books and 12 items that had to be gathered before the Toddler would go to bed.

- Toddler asleep by 8:00 and the Goddess asleep by 9:30

- Blog post done

Sunday, February 18, 2007

What a Difference a Year Makes

I was just going through my February 2006 picture folder and found this picture

I took this picture February 14, 2006.

My son still has a pacifier which is so funny to me. The part that is NOT funny is the fact that he is STILL wearing a diaper 1 year later.

Here is a picture I took of him this year February 14, 2007. Funny we did the same thing only the girl was napping at the time.

The Goddess - February 14, 2006

The Goddess - February 14, 2007


Breaking Their Neck or Practicing for the Olympics - You be the judge!!!
Yes, I know he needs a hair cut...he refuses. I should have named him Samson. Surfing lessons begin next summer.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Anna Nicole Smith Dead - 1967-2007

I am so saddened by this news. I feel so bad for her and her 5 month old baby girl.
I was so sad when I heard about her son Daniel who died right after her baby was born and now to hear this I am sincerely devastated.

She is being compared to Marilyn Monrow today but Marilyn didn't leave an innocent baby girl behind.

Marilyn didn't bury her son.

I want to just sit down and cry for everything that is wrong in that baby girls life. I hope that she has strong, smart, loving people surrounding her and I hope that she is sheltered and protected as she grows up with such a bizarre legacy.

Anna always seemed so lost to me. The blonde bombshell who captivated the world with her strange, behavior and life situation. She always seems so sad to me.

I hope that Anna is now resting in peace.

Monday, February 05, 2007

So Exciting

I fell upon Create a Connection while reading one of my favorite blogs. I am so happy I did...thanks Holli.

I joined the Book Swap..and met Kristen when I was assigned her name and provided with the link to her blog.

I am so psyched and can't wait to get her package into the mail.

I am so looking forward to reading everyone's blogs.

Fun! Fun! I am so excited about this that I have asked a dear, dear friend if she wants to do a monthly swap with me. We were talking today about possible themes and then I figured I could come up with a few now...

1- Character Socks
4-Gag Gifts
5-Christmas ornaments
6-The makings of a drink (Martini's anybody?)

Are just a few possibilities...