Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Blarney just gave me my first AWARD!!

"I am giving this award to all the wonderful people that I visit almost every day....they have inspired me and shared their wonderful lives with all of us....I only ask that you nominate some of the wonderful people you visit each and every day...."

I'm so excited :O)

Ok so I'd like to thank..

African Kelli for her inspiring posts, from Africa to everyday life, she is a great blog to read!

Chris at Diet Coke Rocks because anyone that loves Diet Coke MUST be a great friend!!

Jen at Juggling Life has a whole housefull of teenagers and is full of wisdom!

Barb is such a great quilter and makes the cutest purses!!

Kitt has a blog full of fun posts from food to cute poodles!

and last but not least, my BFF Sarah even if she did go and move half way across the country!

Thanks again and make sure to "pass it on"!Pin It


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Monday, September 29, 2008

So how YOU doin'?

I've been busy lately.

Scrapbooking! Next Saturday I'm going to an all day scrapbook event so I spent most of Sunday getting my pictures and paper matched up. (That way I don't have to cart ALL my paper!)

I've also been busy listing things on eBay. I forgot how much time that takes! Here's a shameless plug of my EBay auctions. I listed 14 more items yesterday! Most of them are for a friend though. Today I am hoping to get done with everything else I have to list. Then I can go shopping for some new stuff!

So more of my recent dinners!

Barbecue Beef Filled Biscuits

I forgot to buy a carrot! So this was sans carrot. Not sure if it would have made a difference. It was OK but I have a similar recipe I like a lot more. Probably won't make it again.

Quick Fix Beef Burrito Skillet

YUMMO!! One little hint, if you stack the tortillas up when you cut them separate them BEFORE you throw them in the skillet. Otherwise you will have to pick them apart with 2 forks real quick like I did ;o) I will definitely make this again!

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken

This was just "there". Needs chili powder or something. It was kind of blah. Had to add some salt and pepper. Probably won't make it again. If you like bland this is your new fave.

So today was my little kid's picture day (still haven't received Jessica's pictures, weird!). Trevor has a nice scrape thing on his forehead from running into a bookcase at school yesterday. That should look pretty. Melissa is growing her bangs out so that should be cute too lol. The kid's pictures are just getting more and more expensive. I paid $24 for a class picture, 2 5x7's and a few wallets. CRAZY! Usually I buy the smallest package that comes with the class picture but the biggest picture with that this year was like 2x3 which isn't very big. Am I the only one that scans their kid's pictures, blows them up a bit and makes copies for your family? I know, bad me but shit those pictures are EXPENSIVE and it's TWICE a year now! Not to mention if they do any sports.

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Where's My Cookie??

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Saturday Boringday

More easy recipes

Mediterranean Chicken. This was SOO good!

Quick Taco Salad Very quick and easy and I felt all healthy like eating salad.

So today it's 11:30 and I'm still sitting in my nightgown. I haven't done much yet today. I've been awake since around 7. I slept on the couch last night because Trevor was in my bed (he has a cold), Scott had the fan turned on and blowing his arm pit aroma over to me and it was HOT in the bedroom. ICK.

Wish I had some money to go someplace or do something. Guess I can scrapbook here at home.

Scott is in control of the remote. I wish he could actually watch something without running an out loud commentary about what he doesn't like about everything. He's really annoying me today.

Maybe I'm having PMS.Pin It

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Now I know all of you have heard of the Tooth Fairy, and The Fairy God Mother,, But have you heard of the BITCH FAIRY,,, Check Her Out...?

Do not fear...the Bitch Fairy has arrived to put a smile on your face!!!!

(click on comic to enlarge)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Baby Trees


Hopefully I won't kill them.Pin It

Holy Snakey

Remember the snake? Well I think he still lives here!

I just found this

I think it might be living in that hole there?


At least maybe it's probably keeping the gopher population down?Pin It

I'm a Krafts Food Junky!

I HEART the site www.kraftfoods.com !

You can pick your menu, make a shopping list and have your own recipe box with your favorite recipes. It's so easy for someone that's not a natural cook. Here is the weeks worth of recipes I did last time. I've finally made them all so need to make up a new menu.

Last night we had Brushetta Chicken Bake. I only bought 1 can of the Italian tomatoes on accident so I subbed some tomato sauce and extra spices and it came out yummy.

Easy Baked Manicotti I've made this a few times and it's really good. Sorry they have a video instead of picture not sure how to use that.

Garlic Steak & Onions This was ok. Probably wouldn't make it again though. I might have used too much garlic. We aren't HUGE garlic fans either so that might have had something to do with it. A little bit is good but more than that is too much.

Layered Enchilada Bake YUM-O! Tastes like the Mexican Pizza from Taco Bell. Definitly will make again. Once again a video no picture.

No-Fuss Tex Mex Roll UpsThis is a staple meal in our house, I make it all the time. It's so good.

Paremesan-Crusted Chicken In Cream Sauce This was the 2nd time making this. It's pretty good. Nice and easy.

Salisbury Steak Not sure what I did but mine didn't hold together very well. Looked nothing like the pic lol. But it was DELICIOUS! I will definitly be making it again!Pin It

Monday, September 22, 2008

Look No more Potty Mouth!

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I think I crashed

I'm so freaking tired. Why am I forcing myself to stay awake?? Seriously. I should just go wander into my room put on my nice comfy nighty and snuggle up with my pillow. But it's not even Ninnnnnnnnnneeeeee. Sheesh.

So today I spent most of the day working on selling stuff for my friend, packing the shit up, and printing out postage. If I didn't live out in the freaking sticks I could have the USPS person come to my door and pick it up and I wouldn't even have to leave the house.

BUT I had to go to town to pick up Jessica anyways. Today was early release day for the high school. So I went by the library (got my book I need to read by Sunday for book club, good luck with that), picked up kid, went to post office and bypassed the HUGE line because my stuff was already paid for SUCKERS! Then we went over to the .99cent store.

Have you been in a .99 cent store? We have Dollar Tree stores. Depending on what neighborhood you are in you can be trampled by crack heads, kids buying napkins for their parents when they are out of TP, my mom buying decoration stuff, a friend of mine charging $20 worth of food to make it through the week, or Jessica and I. I tend to stay way from the dollar stores because I don't really need to be spending money and if I have money to spend I like to go somewhere more exciting like Tar-jay. But anyhow, I wanted to go in there to see if I could find cheaper mailing envelopes (they didn't have any) and Jessica wanted to go there for some reason AND we were in the same parking lot for the post office.

So we go in and what's this??

Bananas for .99 cents! We need some of those. Red Bell Peppers?? Since when do they carry actual produce?? So got some of those. Some celery so I can make some potato salad. Needed tomatoes but those were FURRY. Ick. We got some other crap can't even remember but mostly snacks and junk. FULL basket for $12. SCORE.

I can see myself in my sweats, ponytail and flip flops checking out what's new at the .99 cent store on a regular basis now.

So after that we went to the "Transportation Department" to finally sign Jessica up for the bus. Because these 3 or so trips to town a day are really kind of wasting a lot of money on gas when we could be ONLY paying $1 a day for the bus (available in nice $90 installments per sememster. and no. they don't PRORATE. Stupid why did you even ask?) So I finally figure out where the heck I'm supposed to go and we go in and it's the wrong building. Back in the car down a few parking lots finally found it. So the kid is finally signed up for the bus. She's not too excited about it but I'm thinking YES YES no driving back and forth all the time!

Then we went to Michaels to get stuff for her project she is doing in English. And 2 t shirts, purple duck tape and fabric paint? Yeah the .29 poster board really ads up. But I did get some page protectors I needed for my scrapbook.

Then we rushed home to meet the little kid's bus. Washed up the pretty dishes my mom found me at TJ Maxx, washed everything in the cabinet, rearranged everything then it was back to town to take Jess to the homecoming flower party that she wanted to go to.

She debated about going a lot but talked herself into it. We get there, drop her off, not even out of the parking lot and she calls to say she can't stay since she didn't bring her ID card. Freaking rediculous!! Why don't they just tatoo the freaking thing on them. I don't think many "non school kids" are going to try to get into a freshman flower making party. Sheesh. So that was a waste of a trip.

Now I'm sitting here with my half mass eyes. It's almost 9! Almost bed time!Pin It

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Random Sunday Post

I couldn't sleep this morning. I was laying there for about an hour and then decided to just get up. We had Chinese food for dinner last night and my poor tummy was not happy.

The Chinese food restaurant we go to is called Lee's. We've been going to the same restaurant since Jessica was a little thing in a high chair. These days we get it to go most of the time but last night we actually went in.

Lee was working and she was all excited to see us. It was kind of funny. We got that "NORM!!" feeling. Then I started thinking um maybe we eat too much chinese food lol.

Anyhow, so I got up early, played some http://www.winster.com/ and started working on a bunch of scrapbook stuff I have here to sell for my friend. Got most of it listed on my sale board I go on to. Hopefully the bulk of it will sell so I won't have to put too much on eBay. Less fees=more profit.

So I made french toast today. We usually throw away the heels of the bread (I know, SO wasteful!) A while back I got the idea of saving up all the heels in a bread bag in the freezer for french toast. I used up all the ones I had saved this morning and it turned out just fine! It was about 1/2 a loaf of bread's worth too. So basically it was breakfast for free :O) Gotta love being frugal.

Scott is down at the water machine filling up our water bottles. Another thing I am doing to try and save money. We used to do it all the time and then somehow fell off the habit and just started buying water at the grocery store. When you live in California you are paying quite a bit in California Redemption Value. We recycle but they don't give you back what you paid at the store. (Which was shock to me to realize the first time we took it all in!) So I've been washing up our bottles and refilling them. Works just fine for us for now. Maybe some day we will switch to non-plastic disposable bottles but so far all the ones we've tried leak all over.

Yesterday I went to Melissa and Trevor's school carnival. I had signed up to work an hour in each of their class booths. Melissa's class had a Dance Dance Revolution Booth. Unfortunately they put it way far away from all the other booths (I think for power cord issues). While I was sitting there I maybe got 5 kids in 1/2 an hour. Luckily all but one knew how to work the program because I was clueless. I leave that kind of stuff for the kids to figure out l0l. Someone came and relieved me after 1/2 an hour so I got out early on that one. Trevor's class was doing the cake walk, which is what the K class does every year. There weren't that many people playing so I fudged the rules a bit since there was a huge box of cupcakes to pass out. Always a winner when I'm running things!! ;O)

The school always does a live auction and we were sitting there for awhile enjoying some nachos. Someone paid $300 for 4 first row seats at the 8th grade graduation. Nuts I tell you!! I kind of don't think that's fair too since the people that don't have a lot of money can't sit in the front row that way. Well you could get there early and camp out but that's not any fun.

They also auctioned off 4 old chairs that they use in the gym for events. They are old wooden folding chairs and have the school name stenciled on them. They went for $250. For 4 chairs. I think they can buy some new chairs with that, what do you think?

Now to find something else to do today. Yesterday I cleaned most of my bedroom. Everything is just about clean around here now. I COULD go out and work on the recycling but that doesn't really sound fun at the moment lol.

A little funny for you

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Friday, September 19, 2008


Whew, you are probably tired of seeing my posts today! I'm done I'm done!! Got the shed all cleaned out and reorganized and even got the bikes and the lawn mower in there. I didn't take a before picture, just imagine opening the doors and a wall o'crap.


OCD Julie is thinking she needs to label all the boxes the same way in big letters. I moved the big cabinet on the left here from the middle of the back wall and it's so much better. We have household stuff in there like painting tools and such. Plus now I can get to the paint so I can touch up some stuff around the house.

Sleeping bags, chairs, tents, Christmas Tree and big ugly sleds all tucked in so they aren't falling all over the place.

Not so pretty after adding the bikes, mower and Trevor's outside sand type toys, but it's still easy to get to everything with little effort. Much nicer than having the bikes and mower out on the back porch with no shelter from the weather.

This is my next project.

UGH. Really need to get some smaller outside garbage cans that bags will fit in so I can stay on top of that better.

Look what I found! Little baby trees. I'm going to put them in some pots and try not to kill them. This is the mama tree (Mimosa).

Doesn't look so pretty right now, it's in it's ugly time.

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It's hot out there! Probably doesn't help I'm standing in a metal shed lol. I'm almost done cleaning out my shed!! I rearranged some things and now it's sooo much more functional! I'm pretty sure I will be able to get the lawn mower and the bikes in there with no problem.

One thing I've noticed though is that I have WAY too many boxes of Christmas stuff. Seriously how many Christmas decorations does one little family need??

I also have FIVE boxes of Halloween. That's a lot of crap!Pin It


I just want to tell

you how AMAZING I feel today! I haven't felt this good in I don't know how long! I feel like I have such a spring in my step. The weather isn't too hot or too cold so it's lovely outside! I'm going to work on cleaning my shed out today. I've been putting stuff out by the road with a free sign and I know I have more to put out there. So far about 1/2 the stuff I put out has been taken. It feels so great to get those things that are no longer being used out of here!!Pin It

Thursday, September 18, 2008

How to clear a teenager out of the room

A little background on my day today:

  • took the kids to school
  • mowed the front and side yard
  • cleaned off front patio and hosed down the front of the house
  • cleaned out my containers of hens and chicks and had a black widow on my hand
  • screamed
  • survived
  • cleaned back patio
  • cleaned misc toys and drug them to the front yard with a free sign
  • did laundry
  • did dishes
  • made dinner


My butt hurts! I must have worked some butt muscles today. Jessica was using the computer and I was asking her to get done so I could use it and she was "no way".

So I stood in front of Scott and asked him for a "butt massage" lol.

He pulled me on his lap and she was like "OMG STOP!"

We messed around a bit more and she bolted out of here.

And now,

Here I sit on the computer :O)

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cleaning Machine

This morning I took the kids to school, came home, mowed the front yard and side yard, and cleaned the front porch (it's been awhile totally NASTY). My legs are all sore already and it's only 10:00!

I haven't had much to blog about lately since, well basically my life is boring! All I've been doing is watching tv/cleaning/and running the kids to and from school.

Here is a little funny for you.

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$ Money Saved!

I've been putting off cancelling our full coverage on our big truck since it's been paid off.


Because I'm lazy.

Which really isn't very smart.

Because I just called and down graded it to regular insurance and took off my old car that is just sitting in the driveway and no one drives (Gotta love a husband who can't part with a car).


$510 a YEAR.

I will be getting a credit of almost $200 for the amount I've already paid (I pay monthly).

Woop woop!! That will help my budget a bit!

I just figured out I have approximately 4 more unemployment checks so I'm really going to have to watch my spending more.

Here's to a good start!Pin It

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

One of these things is not like the other...

So I got Jessica's progress report in the mail today

Biology D
Band A
Geometry A
Spanish A
English A

So think it's the teacher or the kid?? I told her she can have as much computer time as she spends studying her Biology. She's all BUT I JUST TOOK A TEST AND GOT AN A!!

I said well let me see some of your papers and she says the teacher doesn't give them back.

And she says she doesn't have anything to study??

I told her she can just read the book.

I'm usually not one to freak out about grades but obviously she is going to have to apply herself in that class.

She's all bitchy now (geez she's been that way all week). Of course it's not herrr it's meeeee.

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Oh My Aching Back

I just cleaned 3 ceiling fans.

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Overheard At The Office

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Monday, September 15, 2008


So I got the dreaded phone call today! The school secretary called and said Trevor was in the office.


In the EYE

by his SISTER

with a volleyball.

Figured that it couldn't be too bad, since let's face it a volleyball isn't going to poke his eye out. When I went and picked him up his face was all red and he was holding an ice pack to his eye but was otherwise ok. I would have sent him back to class but it was almost time to go home anyways.

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Letter From A Farm Kid

Dear Ma and Pa,

I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled. I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6 AM. but I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing. Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water.

Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, But tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food plus yours holds you till noon when you get fed again. It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.

We go on 'route marches,' which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different. A 'route march' is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks. This will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing.

I keep getting medals for shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.

Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home. I'm about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake. I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6' and 130 pounds and he's 6'8' and near 300 pounds dry.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

Your loving daughter,
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Personal Attention

Here's my response to my application for my old job.

This email is to confirm receipt of a resume for the (place of work) Resource Technician position.

Thank you for applying,

Your old Boss (her name here)

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Sunday, September 14, 2008


Last night I went scrapbooking. I got a few pages done, nothing really spectacular (guess that's scrapbooking diva gene was missing last night!). I think I'll pull my stuff out and work on it again today. I have my pictures and paper all put together so that makes it easier to get pages done.

Last night Jessica went to her friend's house down the street from where I was scrapbooking. She kept sending me messages that she wanted to go home so I ended up leaving a little bit early so I could go pick her up. She gets in the car and she says "I'm not really sick, I just wanted to leave". Nice! I think I'll do that to her next time I'm with her on something SHE is doing with HER friends. We got home and she was all cranky and throwing a fit because she wanted to use the computer and her dad was on it. After about 15 minutes he finally gave in to her. She's a persistant little bugger!!

My house is looking like a bomb went off. One good thing about everyone going back to school/work tomorrow! I can't believe how much of a mess everyone makes.Pin It

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Weekend Has Begun

Husband in recliner.
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Happy Friday!

A highway patrolman was rushed to the hospital with an inflamed appendix.

The doctors operated and advised him that all was well. However, the

patrolman kept feeling something pulling at the hairs in his crotch. Worried

that there might be a second surgery the doctors hadn't told him about, he

finally got enough energy to pull his hospital gown up enough so he could

look at what was making him so uncomfortable. Taped firmly across his pubic

hair were three wide strips of adhesive tape, the kind that takes everything

with it when you pull it off. Written in large black letters across the tape

was the sentence: 'Get well quick.... from the nurse you gave a ticket to

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Thursday, September 11, 2008


I broke the news to my mom today that I applied for my (well actually Sarah's) old job. She took it pretty good. She likes when I stay home and play housewife and stay at home mommy and hang out with her. I am a bit less stressed sure but being poor kind of sucks, you know?

So I went to town ONLY 3 times today. Once to take Jess to school. Once to pick her up, feed her give her money and drop her off at the football game (first Freshman game) and the last time to pick her up to bring her home. It would be really nice if someone would buy the house next door to us that has been for sale for over a year and have a 14 year old Freshman daughter who is JUST LIKE MINE that I could car pool with. Nice dream isn't it??

We do have a BOY down the street that is most of those things but apparently he spends all his time sucking face with his girl friend who hates Jessica because he walked her home from his birthday party. Har har. Sad that he's not Jessica's boyfriend but HAPPY they aren't sucking face.

When I went to pick her up from the football game I pulled into the parking lot, made a little loop by the entrance to the field and there was a couple making out. I think they were like 10. Seriously I must be old for the high school kids to all look like babies. It can't be. I was just in high school myself you know. Yeah. Like YESTERDAY.

After school today she went to the Gay-Straight Alliance Club meeting. She was so excited for it and it was over in like 10 minutes apparently. Can't say I'm sad. Although I don't want her sucking face, I really don't want her sucking face with a girl. Typed out while singing the catching song.. kissed a girl and I likkkked it...
I'm hoping she outgrows this really (curious?) supportive phase. Not that there's anything WRONG with it..

For dinner we went to McDonalds. I had my nephew with me and I like to spoil him a bit at least once a week. Last week it was ice cream, this week: making cookies and going to McDonalds. I took my book thinking I'd have a nice read while they played but Jessica was in a talking mood so I heard why Biology is really hard (not sure WTH she was talking about, I just remember watching movies and waking the teacher up when I took it).

While we were sitting there this woman came in with a baby. In a diaper. And no clothes. They went up to the ice cream section (yeah weird this McD's is trying to be fancy) and she put the baby ON THE COUNTER EDGE. Standing up, no shoes, no socks, just hanging white diaper. They proceed to get ice cream and the baby is still standing on the ledge, no one holding on to her eating her dripping ice cream. I did the quick intake of breath probably 10 times thinking she was going to fall off and break her head open on the tile floor before they finally picked her up off of there. Weird all the way around I tell you.

Anyhow, guess I should go to bed. That's about the excitement of my day.

Oh and I took Trevor for a hair cut today since he was looking really Q-tippy (he hasn't realized long hair is in yet, secretly hoping that goes out of style before he does), and he was on his 10th hair cut (or maybe it was the buy 10 get one free) so his hair cut was free. Awesome, hair cut for $2 tip. Gotta love it.

Well nighty night! My husband is actually in bed already. Not as much exciting stuff to watch since I figured out how to use the parental controls on the Direct TV and didn't give him the code ;O)Pin It

Information Please


When I was quite young, my father had one of the first telephones in our
neighborhood. I remember the polished, old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I was too little to reach the telephone, but used to listen with fascination when my mother talked to it.

Then I discovered that somewhere inside the wonderful device lived an amazing person. Her name was 'Information Please' and there was nothing she did not know. Information Please could supply anyone's number and the correct time.

My personal experience with the genie-in-a-bottle came one day while my Mother was visiting a neighbor. Amusing myself at the tool bench in the basement, I whacked my finger with a hammer, the pain was terrible, but there seemed no point in crying because there was no one home to give sympathy.

I walked around the house sucking my throbbing finger, finally arriving at the stairway. The telephone! Quickly, I ran for the footstool in the Parlor and dragged it to the landing climbing up; I unhooked the receiver in the parlor and held it to my ear.

'Information, please,' I said into the mouthpiece just above my head. A click or two and a small clear voice spoke into my ear.

'I hurt my finger,' I wailed into the phone, the tears came readily enough now that I had an audience.

'Isn't your mother home?' came the question.

'Nobody's home but me,' I blubbered.
'Are you bleeding?' the voice asked.

'No,' I replied. 'I hit my finger with the hammer and it hurts.'

'Can you open the icebox?' she asked.
I said I could.

'Then chip off a little bit of ice and hold it to your finger,' said the voice.

After that, I called 'Information Please' for everything. I asked her for help with my geography, and she told me where Philadelphia was. She helped me with my math. She told me my pet chipmunk that I had caught in the park just the day before, would eat fruit and nuts.

Then, there was the time Petey, our pet canary, died. I called, Information Please,' and told her the sad story. She listened, and then said things grown-ups say to soothe a child. But I was not consoled. I asked her, 'Why is it that birds should sing so beautifully and bring Joy to all families, only to end up as a heap of feathers on the bottom of a cage?'

She must have sensed my deep concern, for she said quietly, ' Wayne, always remember that there are other worlds to sing in.' Somehow I felt better.

Another day I was on the telephone, 'Information Please.' 'Information,' said in the now familiar voice.

'How do I spell fix?' I asked.

All this took place in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. When I was nine years old, we moved across the country to Boston. I missed my friend very
much. 'Information Please' belonged in that old wooden box back home and I somehow never thought of trying the shiny new phone that sat on the table in the hall. As I grew into my teens, the memories of those childhood conversations never really left me.

Often, in moments of doubt and perplexity I would recall the serene sense of security I had then. I appreciated now how patient, understanding, and kind she was to have spent her time on a little boy. A few years later, on my way west to college, my plane put down in Seattle I had about a half-hour or so between planes. I spent 15 minutes or so on the phone with my sister, who lived there now. Then without thinking what I was doing, I dialed my hometown Operator and
said, 'Information Please.'

Miraculously, I heard the small, clear voice I knew so well. 'Information.'

I hadn't planned this, but I heard myself saying, 'Could you please tell me how to spell fix?' There was a long pause. Then came the soft spoken answer, 'I guess your finger must have healed by now.'

I laughed, 'So it's really you, ' I said. 'I wonder if you have any idea how much you meant to me during that time?'

'I wonder,' she said, 'if you know how much your call meant to me. I never had any children and I used to look forward to your calls.'

I told her how often I had thought of her over the years and I asked if I could call her again when I came back to visit my sister. 'Please do,' she said. 'Just ask for Sally.'

Three months later I was back in Seattle a different voice answered: Information.' I asked for Sally.

'Are you a friend?' she said.

'Yes, a very old friend,' I answered.

'I'm sorry to have to tell you this,' she said. 'Sally had been working part-time the last few years because she was sick. She died five weeks ago.'

Before I could hang up she said, 'Wait a minute, did you say your name was Wayne?'

'Yes.' I answered.

'Well, Sally left a message for you. She wrote it down in case you called. Let me read it to you.'

The note said, 'Tell him there are other worlds to sing in. He'll know what I mean.'

I thanked her and hung up. I knew what Sally meant.

Never underestimate the impression you may make on others. Whose life might you have touched today?

Life is a journey ... NOT a guided tour. So don't miss the ride and have a great time going around. You don't get a second shot at it.Pin It

Horror Toys

Isn't this cool?

Yah I thought so too. Then we took it out of the box, eventually got it together and


It's freaking H-U-G-E!!

(yeah probably should have noticed the size of the kid next to it!)

So after we have it together my son takes it apart. What do we have now?

Dinosaur in miscellanious pieces but the main body part of it is still huge. Can't wait until he quits dragging it out to send it off to the Goodwill Fairies!Pin It


Well, Girl Potato and Boy Potato had eyes for each other, and finally they
Got married, and had a little sweet potato, which they called 'Yam.'

Of course, they wanted the best for Yam.
When it was time, they told her about the facts of life.

They warned her about going out and getting half-baked, so she wouldn't get
Accidentally mashed, and get a bad name for herself like 'Hot Potato,' and
End up with a bunch of Tater Tots.

Yam said not to worry, no Spud would get her into the sack and make a
Rotten potato out of her!

But on the other hand she wouldn't stay home and become a Couch Potato

She would get plenty of exercise so as not to be skinny like her Shoestring

When she went off to Europe, Mr. And Mrs. Potato told Yam to watch out for
The hard-boiled guys from Ireland

And the greasy guys from France
Called the French Fries. And when she went out west, to watch out for the
Indians so she wouldn't get scalloped.

Yam said she would stay on the straight and narrow and wouldn't associate
With those high class Yukon
Golds, or the ones from the other side of the tracks who advertise their
Trade on all the trucks that say, 'Frito Lay.'

Mr. And Mrs. Potato sent Yam to Idaho P.U.(that's Potato University) so that
When she graduated she'd really be in the Chips.

But in spite of all they did for her, one-day Yam came home and announced
She was going to marry Tom Brokaw.

Tom Brokaw!

Mr. And Mrs. Potato were very upset.

They told Yam she couldn't possibly marry Tom Brokaw because he's


I NEED This!

The Sits girls are having a contest.

It's for a Cricut Expressions!!

I have the little one but would LOVE the larger one. You can make all kinds of fun things with it!

Go visit the SITS site and check it out!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

How rude!

My friend just send me a link for basically my old job!! That I got laid off from!! And they didn't even call me!!

I just sent in my resume.

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Is it bedtime yet?

It's only 5:30 and I'm already ready for bed! Dinner? Who needs dinner? I just want to go curl up with my book and my pillow and my kitty cat.

I spent most of the day today organizing my husband's tool box. Now if I need a screw driver I know where to go! And ALL the drawers are shut. Hallalula or however you spell that lol.

I was trying to organize his five million sockets on the little socket organizer things and cut the crap out of my thumb. I just poured peroxide in it so now it's kind of screaming at me.

After doing the tool box I cleaned off the old couch we have out in the garage. The couch seems to my husband to be a great place to pile up GARBAGE, tools, and misc crap. I seriously don't understand why he cannot throw garbage in the garbage can.

Oh and I found all my sharpies. YOU THEIF!! Tell me you don't know where they are. Yah SURE you don't.

So after I got done with that. I cleaned up the rest of the ramdom crap all over the floor in the garage, cleaned off the dryer, washer and wow I can walk in the garage without tripping now!

He's probably going to freak about how I put his tools away but before you couldn't even find the tools so oh well he can kiss my ass!

Just about have all the laundry done.

Thinking we might just have leftovers for dinner.

I'm too tired to cook.Pin It

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What Happens When You Sleep Around

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fat roll

I'm sitting here with my big gut pushing up against my shorts and spilling out over the top. Obviously I'm not wearing my stretchy waist band shorts lol. I'm thinking maybe I should just ban the stretch waist band shorts. Obviously I'd quit eating if I was in pain all the time right?Pin It

Monday, September 8, 2008


So my favorite message board has died.

It's just G-O-N-E!

How the hell am I supposed to talk to all my friends??

Sounds silly I know but some of these ladies I've been friends with for 8 years. We've followed eachother through 4 sites that have come and gone. #4 being the latest one that has died.

There IS a place they are meeting for now as a back up but it's just not the same and everyone isn't there. Which usually happens when a place dies. Everyone scatters to different back up sites and so everyone isn't at the same place anymore.

I'm really hoping it comes back up!

I keep checking daily but so far no go.

It's really sad.Pin It

Why I'm Glad It's Monday

*It's Quiet
*I have complete control of the TV
*The messy people aren't here
*I have my space back
*I have complete control of the TV

I swear as soon as my husband gets home he takes ahold of the remote control and doesn't let go until Monday morning at 5 AM. I read 3 books this weekend. THREE. I don't think I've ever read that many books that fast. Abviously I was bored! I could have scrapbooked but my tummy was bothering me so it was easier to lay in bed and read and snooze on and off.

Jessica is home this morning. She got up and threw up and went back to bed. Not sure if that was a "make myself throw up" bit or not but I think if you want to stay home bad enough to make yourself throw up you can stay home. She'll just have a lot of school work to make up tomorrow! Currently she is still sleeping.Pin It


Hope this story leaves a bright spot in your day.

Dwight Nelson recently told a true story about the pastor of his church.
He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was
afraid to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, etc.
The kitty would not come down.

The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the pastor decided that if
he tied a rope to his car and pulled it until the tree bent down, he could
then reach up and get the kitten.

That's what he did, all the while checking his progress in the car.
He then figured if he went just a little bit further, the tree would be bent sufficiently
for him to reach the kitten.

But as he moved the car a little further forward, the rope broke.
The tree went 'boing!'
and the kitten instantly sailed through the air - out of sight.

The pastor felt terrible. He walked all over the neighborhood asking people if they'd seen a little kitten. No. Nobody had seen a stray kitten.

So he prayed, 'Lord, I just commit this kitten to your keeping,' and went on about his business.

A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one of his church members.
He happened to look into her shopping cart and was amazed to see cat food.

This woman was a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked her,
'Why are you buying cat food when you hate cats so much?'

She replied, 'You won't believe this,' and then told him how her little girl had been begging her for a cat, but she kept refusing. Then a few days before,
the child had begged again, so the Mom finally told her little girl,
'Well, if God gives you a cat, I'll let you keep it.'
She told the pastor, 'I watched my child go out in the yard, get on her knees,
and ask God for a cat.

And really, Pastor, you won't believe this, but I saw it with my own eyes.
A kitten suddenly came flying out of the blue sky, with its paws outspread,
and landed right in front of her.'

Lesson learned:

Never underestimate the Power of God
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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wedding Invite

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Group Therapy Session

A psychiatrist was conducting a group therapy session with four young mothers and their small children.

'You all have obsessions,' he observed.

To the first mother, Mary, he said, 'You are obsessed with eating.
You've even named your daughter Candy.'

He turned to the second Mom, Ann: 'Your obsession is with money.
Again, it manifests itself in your child's name, Penny.'

He turned to the third Mom, Joyce: 'Your obsession is alcohol.
This too shows itself in your child's name, Brandy.'

At this point, the fourth mother, Kathy, quietly got up, took her little boy by the hand and whispered, 'Come on, Dick, we're leaving. Your brothers Peter and Willy are waiting for us.''Pin It

scrub scrub

I've been cleaning during commercials.

Sounds funny doesn't it?

But there are a lot of commercials and my house is getting pretty clean!

One problem though.

Just ran over the cord of the vaccum. And I can't find any electrical tape. I looked out in the garage and found a ton of TRASH all over (have I mentioned that my husband is a slob?) And made my way to the back of the shed where it's SUPPOSED to be. But no tape. Guess I'll have to go to the store later.

Currently mopping the floors. Taking a break now after doing the kitchen. My ass is hurting. Guess that means I've been sitting on it too much!Pin It

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tech Support


Dear Tech Support,

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.

In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as
·Romance 9.5 and
·Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as
·NBA 5.0,
·NFL 3.0
·Porn 6.9.

Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system.

·Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.

What can I do?




First, keep in mind,
·Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while
·Husband 1.0 is an operating system.

Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme.html and try to download Tears 6.2 and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0update.
·If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.

However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Girlfriend 2.0 or Beer 6.1.
·Please note that Beer 6. 1 is a very bad program that will download the Farting and Snoring Loudly Beta.

Whatever you do, DO NOT under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.)

In addition, please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0-program. This is an unsupported application and will crashHusband 1.0.

In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend
·Cooking 3.0
·Hot Lingerie 7.7. and
·Boob Job 3.8.DD.

Good Luck Babe!

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Hey Lady!

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And they're off! Finally...

Sheesh getting the kids to school this morning was interesting.

First Trevor layed around and waited for me to dress him. Obviously he's the baby. The other kids would never have gotten away with that lol.

Decided to take the dog with us this morning for the drop offs. About killed her trying to get her to jump in the back of the car. Had to lift her up. Poor thing! Yeah and maybe not such a great idea since now the back of the car is covered in dog hair and my car smells like dog now.

Dropped off Melissa and Trevor and started to drive off and saw Trevor running and crying in my mirror. Stopped and he ran over and said I forgot to give him a kiss. Gave him a kiss and he was still whining so told him to just get in and I'd drive him to school.

We get out of the club and Jessica starts in. OMG there's something on my pants. OMG my hair looks like a bird. UGH I'm so tired. I hate band!!!

Yeah ok.

Got her dropped off, she gets out doesn't say anything just leaves. Have a nice day honey!!

So then had 20 minutes to kill after I got home before I could drive Trevor to school. Came home for a few minutes and then took him and dropped him off.

Feels like I've been going forever and it's only 8:30!Pin It

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


I've haven't blogged in a few days. Not that I think anyone has missed me. I think I have less readers now than I did before. I must have gotten boring somewhere. Actually I think it's Google Reader's fault. It's so easy to just scroll down threw all the blogs. But then I have to click on them to post a comment so I don't do that as much as I should. Guess I should try harder on that!

So we got Direct TV last week. Big happening in our house obviously since I've posted about it a few times. Everyday when hubby gets home he heads straight for the recliner, grabs the remote and is oblivous to anything else going around him. That is how he spent the WHOLE 3 day weekend. Didn't even go to a birthday party with us because he didn't want to get up. Nice huh? It's really hard not to smack the top of his head everytime I walk by him.

My fierce cold is just about gone. I have a little sniff sniff and an occassional cough. I think my bladder infection is gone. I'm hoping it's gone. Those things really suck. And to have it at the same time as a really bad cold is just.not.cool.

Not much has been going on lately. Other than the tv watching and snot running.

I was so glad today that everyone went back to school and work! 1/2 an hour to that magical time of the day!!

Bedtime!Pin It
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