Saturday, January 31, 2009

Life In Bullet Points

  • My Husband is on my last nerve
  • My 3 year daughter worked in a preschool workbook today for 3 hours. Happy Days!
  • I bought groceries this week with change. Outta change, anyone have any I can have?
  • My new "Jehovah Witness" friends probably think I am crazy. They have been coming here since August. Last time they came it was too cold for me to keep the door open so I invited them inside. They read passages and I question the hell out of them. They came yesterday but I was watching General Hospital. When my husband told me I had company, I ran to the door telling them "I'm watching "General Hospital, it's sweeps week, can you come back? I'm serious. I know it's crazy but I really want to get back to it." They thanked me for being honest and left telling me they would be back next week. I felt like a heel but honestly...I'm not a Jehovah Witness and GH was on.
  • I am done with winter and need some outdoor time.
  • Tax time is fast approaching and we owe tons of cash. Stress has taken over my otherwise calm self.
  • My son's preschool testing came back outstanding! I am so proud.
  • My daughter told my husband today, "Daddy, I see me in your eyes." She literally meant she could see her reflection but it just sounded so sweet, it made me tear.
  • Would love to get a job that allowed me to work from home so that I could contribute to our streeeetttched bank account.
  • My father mentioned some crap about visiting but I know it is a crock so I am trying not to get excited about.
  • Dying to visit my grandparents. I think my grandfather is coming home this week and would love to see him.
  • Watched Making over America with Trinny and Susannah on TLC. Wish I could walk around with a British accent telling people how they should look, dress and act. They are too cool and their personalities make it possible for them to say anything. Ever watch them? They feel everyone up as they discuss bras and clothing.

Saturday 9: Going to Pot & Saturday Six

1. When was the last time you smoked pot? I have never in my life smoked pot. It was never something I was interested in and stayed away from people who did it.

2. What do you think is your biggest weakness? My kids...all they have to do is say, "I'm sorry or smile, hug me, or say I love you mom" and I am a putty in their hands.

3. What is your biggest fear? Dying and leaving my kids early.

4. Is there a particular goal that you’d like accomplish this year? I would like to have a running paid ad on my blog.

5. What do you miss most from your youth? I miss just chilling and feeling no guilt about it.

6. What is your best physical feature? My eyes.

7. Are you very confident? I used to be but have to remind myself that I am worthy.

8. Tell us about the last time you were drunk. I have only been drunk 2 times in my life. The last time was over 6 years ago. My husband and I were hanging with our couple friends at their house. I am not much of a drinker but that night I was drinking some pretty good martini's. We ended up spending the night because, well...we were feeling no pain. We found out we were expecting our son not too long after that night. So it was worth it.

9. Have you ever cheated on a lover? I cheated on a boyfriend with my friend Teach who is now my husband. It was just meant to be.

1. What is more important to you: your relationship with yourself or your relationship with those who are close to you? I have started the whole you come into this world alone, you go out alone mentality that comes with getting older. After making everyone else a priority, friends, family, bosses, etc...I have decided they can all kiss my ass.

2. Which of the above do you tend to have the least problem cultivating? Since I am not working, the whole boss part is shockingly easy.

3. Something goes wrong in your life. Of the people you are most likely to turn to, are they the same gender as you or the opposite? They are absolutely the same gender. Girl friends rock and have some pretty amazing ones.

4. Something goes wrong in a close friend’s life and you’re the person that friend chooses to call first. Is that person likely to be the same gender as you or the opposite? Yes! When I was younger my answer would have been different.

5. Take the quiz: What Makes You a Good Friend?

You Are a Good Friend Because You're Accepting
No matter what a friend says or does, you try your best to understand it.

And your friends feel like they can tell you anything. You don't judge.

You know that friendship is a journey - with a lot of ups and downs.

If you and a friend grow apart, you get over it quickly... and leave the potential for future friendship open.

You tend to have many friends from many walks of life. Anyone you meet is could become a friend.

In fact, you are especially interested in people who are a little different than you. Seeing life from another perspective is something you cherish.

Your friends need you most when: They can't turn to anyone else with their secrets

You really can't be friends with: Dogmatic, stubborn people

Your friendship quote: "Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes."

6. What single trait listed in the response to question #5 would your closest friend most agree with?
You tend to have many friends from many walks of life. Anyone you meet is could become a friend. In fact, you are especially interested in people who are a little different than you. Seeing life from another perspective is something you cherish.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Woot, I'm a Winner - See What Other Giveaways Are Going On

I just received notice from A Blog Of Goodies that I won this awesome watch from FeeFiFoto.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Friday Memes

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1. I'd really like to take a bubble bath right now.

2. Fuck is the word you'd most often hear me say if I stubbed my toe.

3. Possession is Mine, mine all mine!

4. Who doesn't love Captain Jack Sparrow.

5. Marshmallows and fire go together like gelatin and heat?

6. I can go on and on.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to chilling with my man, tomorrow my plans include doing something with the kids, and Sunday, I want to sleep past 7:00 a.m.

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In American football, a fumble occurs when the player carrying the ball drops it, often resulting in a great advantage for the other team. What have you recently fumbled in your own life? Ahhh...the old fumble question. No actually I never heard it put quite this way but I fumble all the time. Especially when I deal with my son or my husband. With my son I get into verbal disputes with him all the time. Instead of just cutting the argument short and following through with discipline I debate him.

In American football, you have thrown an interception when someone from the other team catches the ball you meant for your teammate. Who’s often an interceptor of something you intend for someone else? These days my kids are the interceptor. My husband and I have always spoken to each other through others. Instead of confronting each other with things like, "who left these dishes in the sink?" We ask someone else. First it was our pets and now it is our kids.

One of the severest penalties in American football is for unsportsmanlike conduct, when a player doesn’t play according to the spirit of fair play. In what situations are you most likely to be a perpetrator of unsportsmanlike conduct? It takes a lot to get me ruffled, however that being husband probably causes my attitude like no one else. Instead of telling him something that bothers me such as coffee stains on the counter after I have already cleaned it or a dish in the sink or food in the drain after I scrubbed it makes me crazy. Do I tell him? No, I slam doors and throw silverware in the drawer.

In American football, the concept of running low-risk plays that consistently gain a few yards at a time is called “moving the chains,” while the concept of going after huge gains with higher-risk plays is called the “vertical game.” In your personal life, are you more of a moving-the-chains player or a vertical-game player? I am totally a moving the chains kinda girl. I don't believe in creating unnecessary waves and will take a back seat to whatever is going on unless it comes to my kids.

Sometimes in American football, the quarterback will, at the last moment, change his or her mind about the intended play, either to prevent what is likely to be a failure or to take advantage of a vulnerability in the other team. The method used in this play-change is often “calling an audible.” In what way have you recently called an audible in your life? Oh I call "audible" every single day. As I said, I don't make waves. I feel out the situation before approaching and usually just take a back seat to my husbands mood of the day.

Thursday Thunks - Meme

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I found this on WTIT

1. Have you ever felt alone, but yet there are people around you? I spent many years feeling very alone then I had kids and long to feel that again for about 5 minutes every other hour.

2. Do you have any video game consoles? Which ones? Yes. We have Xbox and Wii. Do I ever get to play them? How nice of you to ask. What do you think?

3. Do you freak out at food warnings/outbreaks, such as the recent peanut butter salmonella scare? Nope! I just stay away from whatever they are talking about like the plague. Freak out nope not me.

4. What color/pattern is your beds' comforter/bedspread? If you could call this thing a bedspread, it is blue and white striped with a solid blue side.

5. How many windows do you have in your house? We live in a small home with 17 windows. Why did they put so many windows?

6. Name six things that are in your bathroom. Why? You need to go? A toilet, tub, sink, potty, toilet paper, towels.

7. How big is your garage? Should it be bigger? It isn't a actually a garage as much as a mess of stuff that need to be hauled away. You couldn't fit a bike in there if you wanted to.

8. Got your taxes done yet? Not yet. I owe, I owe so hold off to the end don't you know.

9. Think of a mental disorder..... why did you think of that particular one? Motherhood. Oh that's not an actual disorder? Bi-polar. I thought of it because too many people say they have it.

Little Girls and Girls Dresses From Shabby Baby

Check this amazing competition out sponsored by Shabbybaby which I found on The Mom Buzz.

To enter, head over to Shabby Baby, post your picture perfect princess pictures on your blog. Write a small paragraph as to why your baby is the "picture princess".
Link to a dress you love on their site and then send them the link from your blog. Easy as pie.
What do you win? Oh sorry, you win the ultimate in giveaways; an entire Shabby Baby, spring wardrobe for your pretty princess. And the title of "Shabby Baby Girl." What more could you ask for.

So here is my pretty princess. The hardest part was choosing just 3 pictures. Goddess, as she is called on my blog is my muse. I love taking pictures and have for years and she loves having her picture taken.

Now, why she IS the picture princess:

First, the obvious reason is that she has at least a million and one pictures of herself in her 3.5 years of life. I can't help myself she is my princess. I lost my mom at 12 and longed to have a daughter so that I could have that mother/daughter relationship that I longed for growing up. She is my little buddy, helper, mini-me, friend, heart on legs, little mommy to her big brother, and the sweetest baby girl ever. She is my princess and has her father and me wrapped around her finger with her wit, humor and sensitivity. She balances all her sweetness out with a feisty attitude, that has us rolling our eyes mostly because she is hysterical in her nastiness. She is the girly girl I longed for and the tom boy I was. I can't wait to see what kind of adult she turns into and I hope the world is ready for her.

As for the dress she would look best in....Vineyard (Little girls and girls dresses from Shabby Baby) would be my first choice and the one she just chose too.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Actual Depiction of Me and My Husband At Night

While surfing tonight I found this interesting site.

Some things you will learn if you sign up for their parenting class.

Lessons include:

  • Learn to say it once
  • An ounce of prevention
  • 8 Steps for handling feelings effectively
  • What to do instead of punish
  • Teach your children self-control
  • 12 Ways to create a closer family
  • 12 Steps to a loving relationship with your partner
  • 14 Keys to winning your partner's cooperation
  • Do's and don'ts for parenting apart
  • 8 Nasty robbers
  • 11 Ways to create family unity
  • Fun “ditties” for the family to use to remind them of the key principles they are learning
  • 3 Steps for setting clear limit and make them stick
  • Communication skills that will encourage your children to talk to you
  • Teach children to be creative problem solvers
  • Teach family members to get what they want without whining, arguing or being a brat
  • Prevent temper tantrums
Check it out for yourself.

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Post 960 Brings You Wordless Wednesday

Yeah, I know it is supposed to be wordless. Sue Me!

I can't believe I have 960 posts on Blogger. I had left Blogger for a while to use Wordpress and now wonder what number I would be at if I had stayed with my tried and true.

See my other Wordless here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ABC Wednesday - B for Ballerina and Beer (but not together)

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B = Ballerina
Here is my daughter as she begged me to take pictures of her as she danced
around her room.

B = Beer
Nature's refrigerator

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New Reality Show on A&E

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Monday, January 26, 2009

The Simple Women's Daybook

For Today...January 26, 2009

Outside my window...Cold, dark and lonely.

I am thinking... That I need to start a fire soon.

From the learning rooms... My Daughter has fallen in love with tracing her name, letters, and numbers.

I am thankful for...My friends who keep my tied to the outside world when I am knee deep in mothering.

From the kitchen... Made a chicken soup today and it is to die for.

I am wearing... Comfy grey running pants and a grey t-shirt.

I am reading... Breaking Dawn (very slowly), and I hate your guts by Jim Norton

I am hoping... To get these kids in bed soon so I can relax.

I am creating... A lapbook for my kids for Groundhog day.

I am hearing... My daughter listening to Dora and my son playing in his room.

Around the house... Cleaned the family room and exercised on the tread mill today.

One of my favorite things... Haagen Daza low fat frozen yogurt coffee

A few plans for the rest of the week... Get the mortgage escrow shortage paid on time, and exercise at least 4 more days this week.

Here is a picture thought of sharing with you...
My Little Man in his Doba. I am always so proud of him when he is in class. He tries hard to pay attention even with all the hoopla going on around him. He has learned so much since starting. It is amazing to hear him answer vocabulary questions and count in Korean. I love you baby boy.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Giveaways The Week of 1-25-09

Sunday Stealing: The Sassy Meme

1. If you could say anything you wanted to say to George Bush, what would you say? You came into a f'd up position and you did the best you could. Good job buddy!

2. If you had to be the mother of Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan, who would you choose and why? I would want to mother both so I could take them by the hair and slam their stupid heads together.

3. You get to be Queen for a day. The kids are all taken care of, and you can spend as much money as you want. What do you do all day? Thanks for saying the kids are taken care of because it made it much easier to dream.

I head to a spa for a massage, then order Starbucks room service while calling all my girlfriends to tell them a limo is coming to pick them up. When they arrive, I give them each a hand full of money as I take mine to Barnes and Nobles where I buy out the store for the day, so I can leisure stroll through the aisles and check out as many books as I can. Then I purchase the books I want and head back to my hotel room where all my friends are supposed to met me. We order room service from the best restaurant in town then I send them on their way because my husband is expected and we are going to use the room for the remainder of the night.

4. Is there a song that brings tears to your eyes every time you hear it? If so, which one? There are so many, Red Shoes (the Christmas song) and Butterfly Kisses. Let them be Little does it too as does He Gets That From Me and In My Daughter's Eye. And Lonestar's I'm Already There. Notice that they all have to do with children?

5. A fairy taps you on the shoulder and tells you that you can either have a perfect face or a perfect body for the rest of your life. Which do you choose? Well, you know, since I already have both, could the fairy just give me some money? seriously folks, since I have been feeling back, neck and knee pain for as long as I can remember...a perfect body sounds good.

6. If you could live any place in the world and money was no object, where would you live and why? I would live where I am but in a better house with a better car.

7. What is your biggest regret in life? I don't believe in having regrets.

8. If you could go back and visit one person in your life who is now dead, and ask one question, what would that question be and why would you ask it? I would ask my mother if she is proud of who I am. I was 12 when she passed and it would be nice to talk to her as an adult.

9. If you had the choice to age forward (like we are now) or aging backwards (think Benjamin Buttons) which would you choose and why? If we aged backwards that would mean that well after we have learned all we can in life we can't talk about it because well, duh, babies don't talk. So aging forward would be good. However, it would be nice to age pause. Just pause myself at age 33-35 and stay there.

10. What will the epitaph on your headstone say? She was a good mother.

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Sale At Beau-coup

Beau-coup is having a site-wide sale in honor of Valentine’s Day! The sale ends on Monday 1/26/09 so get over there now.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday 9

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1. Which meal is the one you cook best? I think it is my meatballs and pasta but everyone else says ziti and sausage and peppers. I make a mean chicken soup too.

2. Tell us what you would never eat. I would never eat snails. Unless they were the last thing on earth left to eat.
3. Is your hometown famous for anything or anybody? I hear that Babe Ruth once had a home here but I don't know how true that is.

4. Can you play a musical instrument? The skin flute...bwaaahhhh no...I just had to. Umm...I used to play the trumpet, the bass and the clarinet but I couldn't pick up any of them right now.

5. Tell us about your second ever lover. My second lover was a guy name Richie. What can I say about him other than I am thankful I never married him. There wasn't much going on down there and he wasn't the cleanest guy. He was sweet and he loved me but as far as sex...I give him a 2. He gets an extra point for being able to perform at all or it would have been a 1.

6. What is your favorite restaurant? I don't have one but I do love a Japanese place in NJ that my boss Deana took me to a few times.

7. If it were your call, how often would you make love? At least once a day.

8. What famous person would you like to have dinner with? Anyone who would be footing the bill.

9. Tell us about your job. It has the shittiest hours, the pay sucks, there is no vacation or breaks, no medical insurance or severance pay, the inmates are sometimes off the wall, the warden can be a real big pain in the ass but I love them all and would die for them.

Contemporary Portraits - #3 - Pasta Puss

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Thank God It's a Friday Meme Day

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1. Oh, I am so Tired.

2. Life's throws you changes, big and little.

3. During the week, I follow my kid's schedules. On the weekend I prefer none.

4. I can take a bath and go to bed; are you kidding me???
5. Right now I'd like to be in a warm bath with a book.

6. My Sirius MP3 Player is my favorite gadget.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sitting on the couch and watching Ghost Whisper tomorrow my plans include Absolutely nothing and Sunday, I want to Sleep past 6:30a.m.

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Friday 5 for January 23: Net Habits

1. What types of blogs do you usually read?
I read mom blogs, game blogs, entertainment blogs. Actually there is nothing off limit.

2. What kinds of products do you usually buy when you shop online?
Books, music, toys, clothes, electronics.

3. What kinds of online videos do you usually spend time watching?
I watch the occassional show that I have missed.

4. Besides Friday 5, what weekly memes do you particularly enjoy?
Too many. Saturday Photo Hunters, Monochrome Monday, Ruby Tuesday, oh, you may as well just check my side bar, that would be easier.

5. Where do you like to go for streaming online music? Sirius.

Food 4 Thought Friday ~ This week's questions


Breakfast How would you describe your life right now...Stagnant and boring. I am currently asking "what's this life?" I know this means it's time to make a change. Now for the direction.

Lunch If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Right now, I want to be Fuchsia. Time to stand out. Dinner What is the strangest food you ever ate? What do you consider strange? Midnight Snack Have you ever seen a Broadway musical? If so, which ones? If have seen Les Miz, 3 times and I think everything else was off Broadway. Recipe for the Week (instead of your recipe for life, what is it just for this week?) Find your reason and work towards it.