Friday, October 30, 2009
Book Club for October WINNER
October Yard Update
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I'm feeling so domestic tonight!
Won't you be my neighbor...
Anyhow, Trevor eventually went in the house and my attention was turned to the F BOMBS being yelled back and forth and sideways across the way. I swear our neighbor over there used to never make any noise and in the last couple years he's hanging out with some rowdy boys (like my age and the neighbor is my dad's age) and they party it up and rev up their motorcycles and whoop and holler. Which is fine. I guess. But when it's around 5:00 and kids are playing out in their yards should they have to hear people shouting the "N" word at eachother (not sure where that one came from) and F this and F that non stop? I really wanted to go over there and tell them to mellow it out a bit!!Pin It
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Book Club for October
I have a copy of this book JUST for you!! Just leave me a comment and I'll pick a winner on Friday.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Family Reunions are F-U-N!!
His nephew decided to host a family reunion, calling it the "1st annual" which I think is a great idea! We all seem to have a nice time when we do get together. Originally it was going to be in our city at a park but apparently my mother in law thought it would be too cold (she gets cold when it's 115 outside). SO they moved it to their home, which is about 45 minutes away, which is not a big deal unless you are 80 and only go to the grocery store that is 2 blocks away once a week and that's the only time you leave the house.
I had tried to get my husband or my sil to drive his parents, but my father in law wouldn't give up the keys. Which I KNOW has got to be a horrible feeling. Your kids telling you that you are too old to drive, can you imagine?? So somehow the plan came about that my sister in law would ride with them. Somehow we ended up at the in laws house waiting for my sister in law to get there (which I KNEW she would be late and she was, over an hour!!). So not off to such a great start. Finally get on the road, us in front, fil driving behind and my husband's nephew behind my fil.
We had printed out directions, which were almost immediately discarded because my husband didn't want to take the first turn. Soo we drove along and of course made wrong turn, at which time I pulled out my phone, which has GPS and got us eventually (with my husband freaking out!) onto the highway and then before long we were there. And then somehow it was all MY fault that we took a wrong turn?? Weird.
So the party itself was fun. Didn't do too much visiting with my mother in law or her girls because they were all sitting in a tight circle in the back yard chain smoking. It was like sitting in the line of a camp fire with all the smoke. I pretty much abandoned them and hung out with all the "married in's" lol. Lots of great ladies!!
We took a few pictures, although no great ones from me since I still need to buy a camera! Waiting for the hot smoking Christmas deals to get myself a new one.
Here is one that someone else took. This is everyone that showed up minus 3 people that stepped out.
Jessica hit it off with her cousin "Jessica" (mine is older!). Kind of funny they were both wearing the exact same color shirt. Melissa said she needs more girl cousins although she did play with the little blonde. These kids are all 2nd cousins to mine.
When we got in the car to go home I asked hubby if he knew the way and he said "kind of" and I told him that I wasn't guiding him so hope he could figure it out (payback's a bitch!). We did the caravan thing again and only had to do one turn around for a street we missed. We were almost home when we see flashing lights in the rear view mirror. I was like "which one of us is getting pulled over?" Turns out it was my fil because he ran a stop sign. He was so paranoid about losing us he was running all the stop signs so no one would get between his car and ours. He got lucky and got off with a warning.
So we made it home, almost without anything bad happening!! Although my SIL said that next time she is driving lol.
(PS where's the spell check on the updated blogger thing??)Pin It
Friday, October 23, 2009
My poor old rusty shed is going to have to either get a make over or get replaced now, it really stands out without that big tree covering it up!Pin It
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Around the Yard
Monday, October 19, 2009
Do you write in cursive?
Remeber how your Grandma used to write and it looked almost like everyone else's Grandma's writing? I think the fine art of cursive has gone by the wayside. It's kind of sad but it sure is faster to type things out isn't it!
Here's an interesting article. Cursive Writing: A Fading SkillPin It
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Famoso Raceway Weekend
We started off by leaving not too long after the kids went to school on Friday and stopped for breakfast not too long after we got on the road. Then we made the trek down there with nothing exciting happening. Lots of chatting and getting a long just fine, which was great!!
We got to the hotel, the Marriott Convention Center without too much excitement, even though Google Maps took us through the scenic route to get there. When I checked in I was asked how I wanted to pay for the room. I thought I had already paid for it through AAA since I put in my credit card and it was approved and such when I booked it. I reluctantly gave the info again and then when I got up to the room I called AAA and the hotel was correct that they just used my credit card to hold the room and didn't actually charge it.
Back to the room. As soon as we got inside we were hit with a musty smell. Odd since everything was so nice, big beautiful bed and nice and clean. I never did find the source of the smell. I'm wondering if it was in the air conditioning or something.
After taking our stuff to the hotel and getting situated we went out to the raceway where we bought 3 day passes for $55 each. OUCH. But it's his birthday weekend so it's ok!! Got our tickets and walked around until we found racer guy in line waiting for his turn to qualify. It was going to be awhile so we walked around and checked out all the cars in the Hot Rod area. Lots of cool looking cars!!
We stuck around and watched a few drag races but there seemed to be more time in between the races cleaning up accidents and spills than actual races!! At one point we went over and talked to the racer guy and his girl friend and Scott got to help reload the parachutes on his race car. Kind of cool. I felt slightly out of place just standing around by their race car just watching. Plus it was hot so I was pretty happy when they said I could sit in their chairs under their shade tent.
So that was about the excitement at the track on Friday. Well if you don't count splitting an $8 tri tip sandwich. Those places sure know how to hit you with the expensive food.
On the way back to the hotel we stopped and had dinner at Marie Callenders. I had a yummy Tostada Salad and a cup of chili and some cornbread. It was YUMMM-O!! Scott had the soup and salad.
Saturday we got up nice and early (since someone fell asleep so early they were up nice and early!), and hit McD's for some breakfast. Off to the race track. IT'S HOT. HOT HOT HOT. I made it a few hours then thought that I was going to die. I finally talk him into taking me back to the hotel and tell him he can come back after he drops me off (hotel is like 20 miles away). So he does. I take a nap. Watch TV. Play on my phone. Decide I'm starving.
Take a dollar and some change out to the lobby and go find the soda machine I saw. Ick Pepsi. Oh well it's good enough. Put my dollar in, it takes it, put my change in, fucker spits it out. Wouldn't give me my dollar back OR a freaking soda. FINE WHATEVER. Get in the elevator and go down to the lobby. Check out menu for restaurant. Every dish is $20. Walk down the street and the only place with any type of food is a bar. Um no not going there by myself all sunburned and looking beat up. Back up to the hotel room. Text Scott asking if he's planning on staying much longer?? Did he eat dinner?? Says not much longer, he'll pick me up and we'll go eat.
HOURS later he finally gets there. Of course I'm totally watching Slumdog Millionaire (that I've never seen before). Finally drag myself away from the movie and we head out to find something to eat. Kind of looking for a Denny's. Can't find one but found an El Torito's. Had a nice dinner (at 9:30!). Go back to the room.
Sunday get up, lay around watching TV. He wants to go to the race track to get his "money's worth" since we bought the 3 day pass. We go and stay for about an hour and it's even more hot than the day before so thankfully he decided to not hang around too long. He got his souveneir t-shirt and we are on our way home. WOOPPEEEE
So that was my nice "mini vacation".
Glad to be home!!Pin It
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Training Bras, not for your average girl...
She wanted something with a little padding so it would be more comfortable. (so she says). So we make our way over to the girl's training bra section. What we found was much more like this
WHERE are the nice white slightly padded full NON PUSH UP TRAINING bras???
Holy shit!! Who buys their little girls a big fat padded push up bra? After digging around I finally found some that weren't full preteen hooker types.
I swear it's scary how early they try to market sex and hooker styles to little girls.Pin It
My first instinct was NO don't mess up the driveway!!
I spent a lot of time smoothing it all out over the summer.
What you don't see here is that it was Jessica's idea. I didn't get any pictures of her in the mud though.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I WILL NOT be working in the yard today!!
We are getting pounded by a storm!! Weird thing is that the wind is blowing from the opposite direction than it usually does. Guess it's time to get some heavy duty tree stakes. I'm hoping it doesn't pull it all the way over!! The whole driveway is a mud pit. I was hoping to have gravel down before the rains!! It's only supposed to rain today and tomorrow so that's definitly going to have to be a goal to get done in the next couple weeks!!! I'm kind of thinking I should have went to the store yesterday. It's way too miserable to go to town now. I think I'll just run to the little store to get some milk and necessities.Pin It
Pumpkin Patch Killed My Ass
Oh man we went to the Pumpkin Patch today. Am I the only Mom who's cheering that their kid's school only does the the annual field trip to the Pumpkin Patch until they are in 2nd grade?? That means only ONE MORE YEAR. whoooohhoooooo
(This was new!! Had to pay extra for the "pillow jump" $2 for 5 minutes or $5 for all day, kids liked it for 5 minutes!)
Don't tell my Mom I said that, she LURVS to take the kids to all things holiday. She joined me today and brought my nephew with her since his school is on fall break. Which was cool because then I didn't have to find someone to hang out with and Trevor had someone to play with without us having to hang around other kids/parents.
(If you read the signs it says not to sit on the pumpkins, course they can't read so it's not my fault!)
What? I'm not anti-social..
(Once again afraid of getting attacked by the goats lol, he ended up giving me the food since they scare the crap out of him when he's holding it and they get aggressive)
Anyhow, lucky for us it wasn't blazing ass hot like it was last year.
I just looked at that post and all the pictures from last year look like all the pictures from this year only the kids are a little taller. That's what sucks about going to the same place every year.
Good size pumpkins for the kids this year, that's a PLUS!!
Don't get me wrong, it was fun for the first hour or so. For the last two hours we once again found ourselves in the free play area sitting on the hard ass benches waiting for time to move move move along so it would be time to go lol.
Trikes suck, they are all messed up, Trevor did one lap, screamed that he "hates these bikes!!" and was done lol
The kids had a blast though. Two hours in a jumpy house?? AWESOME.
Trevor's so tired I'm surprised he hasn't passed out yet.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday morning I got up and worked in the yard a bit. Around 2 I took Melissa and Trevor to their school carnival. I was signed up to work in the class booths so I spent most of my time in there working. It's fun seeing all the kids and how much they have grown. Trevor won 4 gold fish and he was SO excited, so cute!
Sunday Scott and I went to Home Depot and got the wood to frame out he corner section of the front yard.
Remember way back when when I posted my plan for the front yard? and you all thought I was nuts?? Yeah I'm still nuts!
This is what we are doing to some degree, It's going to be a bit different but the basic design. We are going to put bricks as the base. and the rock walking out to the sitting area
Now I've ran out of time, I'm going to the pumpkin patch with Trevor, I bet you are jealous!!Pin It
Friday, October 9, 2009
Dr. Laura wants you to put out, it fixes everything.
I think it was yesterday, she had a caller who was a stay at home mom. Her husband has been going to school and is just about done. The SAHM also goes to school part time. Her husband has been pressuring her to go back to school FULL TIME.
Dr. Laura told her that she should tell him she isn't going to do it, since her place is at home with the kids (small children) and that if she goes to school at night she won't be seeing her husband and that's not a good thing.
Which was all understandable.
But THEN she tells her right before she hangs up that she needs to "give her husband more sex" so that he won't want her to go to school.
I was like WHAT THE HELL??
Seriously I don't get what giving your husband more sex has to do with going to school. It's NOT the answer to everything unfortunetly. She never did say that their sex life was lacking.
I think it's really sad that people think that the whole reason a husband is "not happy" about any kind of situation in a marriage is because the wife "isn't putting out"!
And I think hanging up on the caller right after she said that was total chicken shit!
Other than that I kind of like the show... :)Pin It
Food for thought
that these obstacles were my life."
from Sams letters to Jennifer by James PattersonPin It
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Being 6 is hard work!!
YOU FORGOT TO GIVE ME A DRINK FOR LUNCH!!!!!
I did? I'm sorry I must have forgot to put it in there.
YEAH!! I AND I WAS THRISTY!!!
AND I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DRINK :SOB:
AND JENNY (the bus driver) SHE TOOK MY TOY!!
She took your toy?
YEAH AND RALPH TOOK MY TOY AND THEN JENNY, SHE TOOK IT!!! :SOB SOB:
Why did the bus driver take your toy?? Was it today?
:SOB: NO IT WAS WHEN SCHOOL STARTED!!!!!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :SOB SOB: ANDYOUDIDN'T PACK ME A DRINK!!!! AND I WAS THIRSTY!!!!
Ummm ok.... so let me get this straight. The bus driver took your toy when you first started back to school and I can't really do anything about it now. I'm really sorry I forgot to pack you a drink...
AND I'M HUNGRY!!! ANDTHERE'SNOTHINGTOEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well I guess we will go to the store. Go get your shoes..
So we we went to town, just him and me. He decided he needed some Burger King so we headed there. He ate and stopped sobbing for the first time since he got home from school. Sheesh, it's rough being 6, especially if your mom forgets to pack your drink in your lunch!! What a slacker!!
After his "snack" we went to Costco and bought some food (and drinks!) and then on the way home he took some pictures with my phone. He loves playing with the camera on my phone.
Leaving the shopping center
Pumpkin Farm on the way home, we grow most of the world's pumpkins right here in the valley!
Oh look, bird crap on the sunroof
The SUN (he took about 10 pictures of the sun)
Cows up ahead
See the mountains??
Ummm silage.. Cows!!
Our "corner store"
Toy from Burger King lol
Amazing how much better he felt after eating and having some mom time!!