Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"DEVIL ED EGGS"

Can someone please explain to me why EVERY time I want to make deviled eggs to take somewhere they

WON'T F*KING PEEL???

If I'm going to make them to keep at home when no one is coming over??

PERFECT!

Going to smash them up for egg salad??

PERFECT!

In case you haven't guessed I just make egg salad out of the 18 count of eggs I bought to make DEVILED EGGS for tomorrow. Guess we won't be taking THOSE to the in laws!Pin It

Monday, November 23, 2009

Why should you wear a belt all weekend?

So I totally rocked the laundry on Saturday. TEN loads. DONE, put away!! Go me! Last one went in at like 9:00 at night or something like that but whatever, I got it done and I was good and put it away as I went to I didn't have the totally overwhelming laundry pile to put away.

Now to keep it up. I need to buy some more laundry soap soon! Did you know that there is actually a floor in front of the washer and dryer? It's awesome! But seriously, I thought I had more cute tops. I MUST go shopping soon.

But maybe I should go on a diet first because OMG I might need to shop in the maternity section soon. I'm seriously pushing 5 months  it looks like. Yeah Zexy. And this morning? I couldn't find my belt. Which I need because my fat roll pushes my pants down, and I have no hips or ass to hold it up. SOooo not a pretty site. I got so desperate I dug out one from DH's drawer and sadly it fits. Thank GOD it's the tightest little spot though. I think I would have cried if that wasn't the case.

It's so weird that I can't find my belt because we totally cleaned house on Saturday. My brother in law was coming over (for the first time in probably like 10 years or more?) to bring a turkey. I told hubby ummm we might want to clean up a bit first?? So we had a big group family clean up. Except for Jessica. She's NOISY and even hubby said that it wasn't really worth it to wake her up. Finally seeing things my way! She makes it so stressful. I guess she's pretty smart.

So anyways, what was I saying? Oh yeah, so we cleaned the house and got it good enough except for my bedroom where I had been holed up making bookmarks. We threw all the Halloween boxes and items (don't judge) in there and all over the bed. So his brother calls that he's here. We have a gate out where we live now, and since we hardly ever have anyone over we don't have the number memorized that people need to push to call us and we don't even know what phone number we gave them so we are stupid and he just ran down there to open the gate for him. And I'm all "DON'T TAKE HIM THROUGH OUR BEDROOM", because that is where the backdoor is and we usually go in and out that way.

He comes back. THROUGH THE BEDROOM, with his brother trailing behind him. I'm like OMG seriously? The one disaster room of our house and you just gave him a tour. Did I mention that my BIL's house you could probably eat off the garage floor and it would be perfectly ok? Yeah he's that kind of guy. It seems to have skipped my husband. Sadly.

Anyhow, so he knows we are lazy ass slobs now. He brought a turkey over for us since we are cooking Thanksgiving dinner at the in laws house. After he left Scott saw the price tag on the turkey. $30 For a 24 pound turkey!! Me=only buys turkey under $10. Yeah obviously he's never been a thrifty person. Must be nice ;o)

So anyhow, I think it's rather odd that I can't find my belt after my house is clean and the laundry is done and yes, obviously I wore sweats all weekend but I was WORKING on bookmarks. See, here they are.




Yes one of them is the same as the other day, just with new picture. Glad I could salvage it. 12 more on my list to make then I will be caught up. Love this time of year. Now if everyone will just pay me for them it will all be good!

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Today's my Blogiversary


My little blog is three years old today!! Sadly I'm not famous, don't have a cookbook, my own tv show, book, hot mommy blogger award or even 100 followers. It's ok though!! I have a few of you that have hung on to read all my ramblings and have made some great bloggy friends.

Although some of the other things would be nice too!!

So I'm sitting here in my nightgown, gettting ready to work on some bookmarks. I made 3 yesterday but somehow got a name/picture confused so I'm waiting to hear back from the woman that ordered it. Freaking sucks since it takes me hours to make them. Hopefully I can just make one more and not two to fix the problem. I feel like I've been working on this order forever. But they did come out cute!



I think while I'm working on bookmarks I'm going to set the timer as I do the laundry to try and get it all caught up this weekend. Wouldn't that be exciting! Laundry caught up, I'm not sure it's possible.

No exciting plans for the weekend, although at some point I should probably go buy a turkey so it's not all frozen on Thursday morning, and maybe put away the Halloween decorations that Melissa and Trevor put up. Those decoration things just seem to be the first to go when I'm a working woman!

So anyhow, I should probably have like got a gift or something to give away for my big day today. BUT no one has offered me awesome gifts to give away and we had to buy exciting things like TIRES and TURKEY so I'll offer you my sunny disposition instead :)

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Bookmarks and Baby Teeth

Yesterday I got home from work and YEAHHH didn't have anywhere to go. I got busy working on some bookmarks and that took me most of the evening. Here's what I got done.



The whole time I was working on them Trevor was in my room looking in the big mirrors on my closet door trying to get his front tooth out. He was torturing me by bending it all the way forward, so gross! Finally right before bedtime he got it out!  He was so excited!




And, like a shark he already has a replacement tooth that just needs to move up lol. All my kids had that happen on their 2 bottom front teeth. They seem to move up just fine.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

I forgot to put a title here lol

I feel like such a bad blogger lately! I keep trying not to post boring, complaining posts and well there you have it, I end up not posting. Hmm it's a sign lol. And also there is that whole Farmville thing and even my middle kid is on there now and OMG if someone needs to harvest their artichokes and you are on the computer all hell is going to break loose if you don't hurry up and get the fuck off.

:clears through:

Anyhow, I've been busy making bookmarks again. Love those holiday orders! I hadn't had any orders since the end of the school year and now I have a ton so busy busy doing that and then trying to tract down some paper requests. All the local scrapbook stores are gone now, which is really sad. I think the trend is moving towards digital scrapbooking (which I still have to try out), but there are still those of us that make "other things" out of scrapbook paper. I finally found what I was looking for at Michael's of all places, which really kind of annoys me since I should have just went there first. I had a bit of sticker shock when seeing that some of their single sheets of paper are $1.99. Can you imagine if you weren't paying attention and loaded up on that? One way to get you to move right on over to the paper stacks.

So all you non scrapbooker/paper crafters have probably left by now. And you aren't going to read that I saw some guy SPIT on his jeans yesterday and THEN wipe his face on it. I almost threw up when I saw him do it. He was sitting on the little curb in front of the gas station store. Most likely homeless, which is sad, but man have some dignity. I guess maybe you reach a point when you lose that all together.

Took Jessica in to get her eyes checked and new glasses ordered yesterday. $200 in all at Costco. You can't beat them if you don't have optical insurance. Her script has changed dramatically which means she wasn't just complaining all the time about not being able to see the tv just to annoy me. Go figure!

Next up is dentist and braces for her. Poor kid is a sophmore and I'm finally going to bite the bullet to get her in for braces, which once again we don't have insurance for (or dental at all). Hopefully I won't get laid off again and can actually afford to pay for them.

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week? Not sure if I posted here or not that I'm going to be cooking for the inlaws and we are having it at THEIR HOUSE. Still trying to decide how I'm going to work all that since I don't want to hang out at their house all day. I'm thinking I'll cook most of it at home then just take it over there. Wish me luck!Pin It

Monday, November 16, 2009

How NOT to do a Science Fair Project.

So the funniest thing happened today.  By process of elimination (we had some people out sick) I got to go help judge a science fair for work! It was kind of fun and I was just cracking up at a couple of these.

How NOT to do a science project.


1. Write what you are supposed to do on a piece of paper.
2. Staple it onto the board where it should go.
3. Write title in pencil on the top of the board.
4. You're done!!



1. Pick cool project ie: How do we stop music related plant deaths.
2. Throw leaf down to show how the plant died
3. Write some rambling things the voices in your head told you.
4. You're DONE!


1. Write something on paper. It doesn't matter what, just write it on the paper all crooked like and then affix  it on the board.
2. Glue wadded up tissue paper to the board.
3. You're DONE!!

OMG aren't they histerical?? Sad part is that I heard these projects are like 1/2 of these kids science grades! Someone's going to be grounded. Or not.
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Someone lost their...

I was driving to work this morning and saw a lump up ahead by the center line. I was thinking ohhh I wonder what got hit this time. ::insert sad face here:: I'm getting closer, think maybe it's a cat. Or a raccoon. Or a skunk. But wait? What's this?? It's not an animal.

IT'S A PAIR OF PANTS!!




Seriously how in the world does a pair of pants end up in the middle of the road?

There is an orchard right there so maybe someone went for a romp in the orchard. And then they didn't have time to put their pants on because while they were in the middle of it, someone caught them and they ran and jumped in the car and sped off and somehow dropped their jeans on the road in the process?

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Finally got my act together!

Finally got off my duff today and gathered up all the recycling. Took it in and got $35, not bad for mostly plastic bottles! Then Trevor and I hit Home Depot for some more bark and some paint samples for the bathroom. Those little samples they have now are so cool! I'm thinking I can probably do the little bit of trim in the bathroom with one of them. After that we hit Target to get lots of shampoo and some other house hold crap. Picked up Jess from her friends and then she wanted to go to Wal Mart for some shoes and we ended up having some McD's there.

Trevor got a Happy Meal toy that had a little saucer thing that shot out. I was telling him not to shoot it in the store. Apparently he couldn't help himself and shot it out at the register and it went right between the counter and a fridge. Gone forever. He was so sad. Maybe next time he'll listen?? Doubt it!

Got home and let the dog out while I was unloading the car. Stupid dog wandered off somewhere. And she's black. And it's pitch black outside. Couldn't see her anywhere. Figured I she'd show up eventually. Sure enough about ten mintues later she was outside the back door.  Stupid dog.

I decided to go to Bingo tonight. I've been wanting to go for awhile. They have it every Wednesday night. I was hoping my neighbors and/or some of my book club ladies would be there. Of course they weren't. So asked some people that I had talked to at a Saturday bingo if I could sit with them. I got introductions, guess they didn't remember that I met them before lol. One lady I've been introduced to her about 5 times. Something to look forward to, losing my mind when I get older. Oh wait, that's already happening hehe.

I didn't win any bingo games but I did get an earful of strange? chants and such that they do when the numbers are called. Do they do that at all bingo places or just our strange little place?  It wasn't allowed at the Saturday Night Bingo's so I'm not sure. Definitly weird. One guy can't chanting GO GO GO GO GO after every single number was called. I really wanted to turn around and tell him to shut the f*ck up but I figured that wouldn't be a very nice thing to do :big grin:

Got home and Scott is sleeping. I really wish he worked closer to home and didn't have such a long commute. I swear I get a kiss goodbye when I'm sleeping in the morning, he comes home and eats and then falls asleep in the recliner. Such a life.

Watching the CMA awards. Boy Taylor Swift doesn't sing so great live!! Guess there's a reason some people lip sing! Holy Shitake LeeAnn Rimes has some eyeliner on! Hope she doesn't start crying or any thing it's going to be a mess.Pin It

Celebrate Vetrans Day In Style.

Or in your nightgown.

Wow I didn't intend to spend my whole day off today rearranging my farm on farmville. Just give me a big



Yeah, still sitting here in my night gown but my farmville looks cute!

Guess I should go take a shower and actually get something done today. Like buy shampoo. We've been out for 3 days and lucky for us I found a little left over hotel shampoo bottle that I brought home.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

If only I could get up at the butt crack of dawn and not be cranky...

So on the way home yesterday I saw the guy with the shopping cart SLEEPING in his shopping cart right off the highway. Crazy! This morning I saw his cart outside a little corner store so apparently he made it through the night.

I'm starting to think I should sleep with some ear plugs in. Not so much for durning the night, but for in the morning, when my husband insists on talking to himself in a LOUD whisper? and when he goes in and out of the back door (which is in our bedroom) ten times. I asked him last night why he went in and out so much yesterday morning and I got

::blank stare::

I asked him if he could try and limit his trips? I guess he doesn't realize that he's making so much noise? I dunno. If only I was a morning person it would be all good!

Today he goes in to the Dr. for his recheck on his leg and to probably get the results of the blood test he had done on Saturday. Hopefully he isn't exploding with cholesterol or anything.

Little kids get out early today for "teacher conferences". Melissa is staying after school for basketball practice and it just occured to me a bit ago that that means no one will be home for Trevor. So I guess I'll be getting off work early today. And Thursday. And maybe Friday. I can't remember if they have them on Friday too. I don't know how single parents that have no support and HAVE to work deal with things like that. Lucky for me that's not the case ;O)Pin It

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bob and Weave and Get out your shovel??

Well I had an interesting ride to work this morning! First I saw a bum with an overloaded grocery cart pulling out a shovel to defend himself against a chihuahua that was running towards him. WHICH I might ad, I saw in detail because I had to slam on my breaks to not hit the dog. Yeah did I mention that I live/drive in the sticks? Who knows how long that guy had been walking.

THEN just a bit farther down the road there was some guy holding a clip board waving at me. I think he belonged to the big trailer truck across the street from where he was. Maybe he was broke down or something. Me=not stopping.

Of course next was a car that couldn't hold their speed to save their life. 65/45/60 just pick a freaking speed will you!! And while your at it, would you mind not heading for the telephone poles, you're kind of making me nervous!

Other than my coffee cup deciding to be a drippy cup I made it to work in one piece. Whew. Now if only I didn't have this huge zit coming up on my jaw!Pin It

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Political Agendas in Christian Romance Books???

Ack I just spent all afternoon and evening reading a book. It was the sequel to the Christian book club book and I thought it was going to be a nice romance but no. It's not. It's all about different people's view of THE WAR?? Seriously depressing. Ended up skipping quite a few pages here and there so I could get the LOVE STORY that was hidden among them read. I feel seriously cheated.Pin It

Lazy girl plays BASKETBALL??

So my LAZY girl, yes my middle one, Melissa who doesn't like to do much, is going out for BASKETBALL. Crazy!! She had her first practice Tuesday and I went in a little early to pick her up so I could see her in action.




She was all sweaty but she was shooting and dribbling and she still says she wants to play! I can hardly believe it lol.Pin It

Trees & Knees



It's pretty much gone! Sunday we took a 2nd load to the dumps and SOMEHOW Scott got almost that whole mess in two loads. Freaking crazy!! He'd load some up and then jump and stomp on it to make it break down a bit. We put a little bit in the trash can and now we just have a small amount left that I'll put into our trashcan. (it's not much, don't worry!) Nothing like not wanting to spend money to motivate my man hahaha. After the dumps trip we came home and he worked on cutting up the big branches. We loaded them up into the back of the truck. He was too tired to deliver and stack them to my  mom.

His leg was STILL hurting him from when he whacked it back on Oct 14th so 3 weeks later! He was really limping around.  I went and got him some ice and some beer to help numb the pain.

Monday he came home from work early with a huge knot on top of his knee and it was really swollen. I made him a dr's appointment for Tuesday morning. He finally went and he was told the tissue is infected (given an antibiodic) and his blood pressure is really high so now he's on blood pressure meds. I'm hoping this helps his leg and his "short temper". I think now we need to work on not needing any blood pressure meds.Pin It

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween Pumpkins and Floats

Saturday morning we finally got around to carving pumpkins. You can't carve them too early here because it's too warm and you'll have a moldy mess by the time Halloween rolls around. Usually I let the kids do it the day before but we were too busy and never got to it. So here they are in their jammies carving pumpkins. Jessica is absent since I wasn't allowed to take pictures of her with her bed head.


I ran to the store in the afternoon to get some candles for the pumpkins and went to Wal Mart. BAD IDEA. It was freaking crazy in there. You'd think they would schedule tons of employees to work on ANY holiday to help calm the caos. Apparently they didn't get that memo.




(doesn't my boy have some FIERCE eyes!)

I got home in time for the kids to want to go over to the neighbor's house to "work on the float" that we were going on again this year. You can read about our first experience on it last year here.






iT was a freaking BLAST. At one point there were 27 kids and 40 people total on or driving/tailing the float. When we got home Scott said that the only kids that came to the house were our huge group and like 1 more "wave". I only had 4 small bags of candy and there was still some left so not many kids.
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School Halloween Parade-On it's last leg?

I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing about all the kiddies Halloween crap. But :sigh: I'm behind so I'm showing you all now. I took the day off Friday so I could go to the little kid's halloween parade at school. I keep waiting for the year where they yank this away from them but so far it hasn't happened. It seems as the years go on they take more and more "fun" things away from the kids.


Last year it was the classroom parties. Booohiissssss. Of course they don't come right out and say they are doing away with the parties. They just make the days you would normally have a party a minimum day and then declare it "not enough time" to have a party.

 
Yeah sure I'm not buying it!! I think they just don't want to bother with them. And they used to be so much FUN!! When my oldest was first in this elementry school I formed a great bond with the other mothers at the class room parties. The other kids? I barely know the other parents. I don't think that's a coincidence. (spell check where are you, I think I spelled that wrong!!).


ANYHOW, enough of my rant. Took the day off, oldest stayed home sick :faker: and then met up with my mom and my nephew at the school (mom took him out early so she could bring him). I only took a few pictures because as usual I only have my iPhone for a camera (that is going to change soon, going to at least get a nice cheap camera soon).

After the parade we went to McD's with my mom and then swung by the grocery store for my mom to pick up a cake for the Club's party that night. She had an extra ticket she gave me (kids ate free) so I met up with her and my step dad and my mom's friend for dinner. I got Jess to come with us. She was all stressed about wearing a costume for some reason and ended up just going as herself only with more eyeliner and bigger hair (hahaha she'd kill me if she read that).




We went in and it wasn't long before dinner was served. The dinner was put on by the youth group and they had some LITTLE kids serving. They got some of the food on the plate. It didn't look too appetizing since it was orange jello (made in a brain mold), salad, pink and green colored spaghetti noodles and meatballs that kind of looked like eye balls.  It tasted ok though! Not really worth $8 but then my ticket was free!  After dinner we moved from the "kitchen" to the hall where the games were set up. They had a haunted house which of course I didn't go through because I'm a big ass chicken, the cake game (put your ticket on a number, they spin a wheel and if it's your number you win the cake) and a kids booth like the cake one only with kids toys. I ended up working in the kids booth for about an hour or so since no one had shown up to work it. I worked until the kids were ready to go home around 8:30.  So we were there about 2 hours. It was kind of fun but not like super exciting :O)



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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Where have I been???

Enter my audio book drawing HERE


I'm so freaking behind on blogging!! I'm behind on reading, commenting and POSTING. I have all these little blog posts running through my head but never seem to get them on here.

I think it's all the man's fault. You see, he's suddenly become a member of Facebook and has a FARM on Farmville. He spends HOURS figuring out how to get all the ribbons (you get ribbons on there? Seriously I just thought you suddenly went up a level. I never knew you did special things to make it happen). 

So yeah. Then my daughter started farming. So then I reinstated my farm that I had given up. You know, in the name of  "not wasting so much time".  So now there are 3 of us fighting for the computer to get our crops harvested. I think we need a 12 step program!

I am over a whole week behind in my daily blogging. I think I'll just do a few "scheduled posts" while I have time to work on them so I won't bombard you all  all 3 of you with one HUGE boring exciting post.Pin It

Christian Book Club For October Review


The Christian Book Club that I joined read 


I got this as an audio book from  Paper Back Swap awhile back.
It came to me new in the shrink wrap, pretty cool!
This was the first audio book I've ever listened to!
It was almost exactly one cd to work and back so it only took me a week to listen to it.

From Amazon:

Sarah Harper is driven to achieve success no matter what the cost.
She wants to do good and not hurt the people she loves--especially children and her husband, Joe--but her desire to succeed in her career too often leaves little time for family.

One cold, autumn afternoon, all of that changes when Sarah's car plunges off a bridge and into a river. She is presumed dead by those on the "outside," but Sarah's spirit is still very much alive.
What she discovers on the other side transforms everything about Sarah's view of life--past, present, and future.

When Sarah is revived, she is a changed woman.
And the unsuspecting world around her will never be the same again.

After I finished with the audio cd I let my friend's mom borrow it.
It was the first book she's actually "read" since I've joined their book club!!
I thought that was kind of funny.
There were 2 people missing from our meeting but out of those that came,
the 2 of us that listened to the audio cd liked it more than the ones that actually read the book.

::interesting::

If you would like to win my copy of the audio book
 just leave me a comment!
If you'd like TWO entries,
leave me a comment and link back to my blog on YOUR blog (leave me a 2nd comment telling me you did so).
I will pick a winner on Friday, November 6th.

I got the honors of picking the next book. I picked  Even Now by Karen Kingsburg.
The girls at work were passing it around so I already had it to read
(but I got my own copy so I can share one here after next month's book club meeting!)















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