The Old Lady in the shoe has got nothing on me!

Trust me.. I mean it.

I mother six our house sanity is optional.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Where do I start?

I am broken. I am so heartbroken, and so disenchanted with this world you have no idea. The one place that should be my safe haven, my place where I am safe above all was compromised by a selfish piece of shit who we had let in our house before. A selfish jerk who felt he had the right to steal my children's XBOX 360 and Wii from MY home.

And now I am not happy.
I don't smile.
I don't laugh.
I can't find that person.

I know she is still inside somewhere, but she is buried by the person who says "don't be nice, don't let your weakness show" So, I don't.

My children get to return to school to "What did you get for Christmas?" To say "Well it was the best Christmas we have had in a long time....until we got home and found out we were ROBBED" Yep, thats right. We were robbed. A piece of shit lowlife scumbag came into my home, and STOLE items from my home. He then went up and down MY street and SOLD those items.

Nice. Happy holidays.

Our insurance is no help.. our deducitble is too high and we are just simply ass out. I am not happy. I can't smile. I am heart broken. I am destroyed. I just want to go out and buy a gun and shoot the first person who attempts to breech my safety net again.

Rationale? No.. hell no its not rationale.

I hate guns.

I hate the mere thought of violence of any kind, but right now I am hurting so bad.

My head is screaming in pain, because I can't make sense of this. I can not make sense of why someone would do this. The policeman told me "well that was your first mistake.. you were too nice" So now I have to be cold? and unintimidated? I can do cold, but I am intimidated. I am SAD. I hurt all over. I hurt for my kids, I hurt because I am a VICTIM. I hurt that this jerk is now living on the tax payers dollar, because hey he stole because he was homeless and HE sold my items because he NEEDED them.

Bite me.

So, if you are here looking for a funny blog, I am sorry that Tricia is gone. That Tricia is now a shadow of her former self. Now you have the bitterly sad person who doesn't understand why she should have to explain to her five year old that he can't play the Wii because JaRyan Phillips STOLE your Wii. Because he is a scumbag dirt ball. Because he is NOT a good Christian man he is a lowlife. Becuase he is evil personified. He has stolen my happiness, he has robbed me of more then the materials he took he robbed me of my happiness.
His mother called me today and asked me to ask the courts to be lenient on him. NO chance in HELL. I would let Charles Manson out of jail before I would let that piece of junk out of jail and I told her so. I understand that is her child, but that jerk did not care about my children when he stole from us, why should I care about hers???

I sure hope he is happy... Happy New Year JERK! Enjoy your bracelets.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Let's catch up, shall we?

This is the blog that is going to be filled with like 900 things. Ok so I lie there are not that many exciting things in my life.. so we will do as much as I can ok? But keep reading the winner of my Jennie's bows blog contest is at the bottom.. woot woot (seriously though 11 entries? how sad. three in here and eight in email. I am so sad).

1) Thanksgiving--My family had its second Thanksgiving I enjoyed, nobody fought we all picked on my one eccentric brother (all I am gonna say is NOT all men should wear pink, polka dots or stripes.. yes he is gay but that is besides the point.)

2) School goes on a week vacation from Dec 21-Jan 4. I can not wait. Did I say that yet? Chuck is taking classes still full time, I help him (of course) and now that break is here I am in the "whew! thank you GOD" stage. I am so tired, and just need a break to be er um normal? lol ok that works.

3) The kids have become somehow more spoiled. Almost bratty at times, I got really mad today and text messaged their dad and told him he could have them. I was DONE. He called and reemed them all pretty good, and they all seemed to be seeing that Mom just cant take it anymore, which is good cause option 2 was selling them on ebay.

4) Christmas shopping is basically done, I can't believe it either, normally we are still working on it a week before Christmas. Ok that was a lie. Normally on Christmas eve I am at the store running around like a Mad woman. because well I am usually a mad woman. David has gotten sneakier and sneakier about trying to find out what is going on. Bizarre little kid, but a really cool kid too. He was singing Feliz Navidad earlier which landed up being Fleece Naughty God. Yep, my kid. ;o)~

5) Chuck keeps asking what I want for Christmas. Am I the only person this year that truly does not know what she wants?? I know I bought a pair of black boots I want that we can wrap under the tree for all I care. I know that I do not want jewelry I wear the same five pieces and I am happy with that. But as far as I am concerned Chuck could buy me 3 or 4 long sleeve shirts (all mine from last year are MIA). Something nice to wear would thrill me. A good bottle of perfume.. would thrill me. A good book, hell I only own ONE Twilight book, buy books 2,3, and 4. Buy the original Twilight movie. .mine is MIA. There are TONS of choices. SOCKS that are knee socks or long enough to wear with the new boots.. Are you getting this Chuck? Something girly ( a gift certeficate for a pedi.. that would be awesome). Nikia.. girl.. I am counting on you.. point Chucky this way ok? He claims I am hard to shop for.

6) I feel for Michelle Duggar today as she gave birth to number 19 premature. While I know she has the choice to have as many babies as she wants, maybe this is a sign that this should be it. Her poor body is fighting back, enough is enough. I am praying hard for her and little Josie Brooklyn.

7) In 2010 I would like to see Tiger Woods, The Gosselins, Brangelina, Tom Brady and Gisele, Miley Cyrus, Levi Johnson and anyone else who has graced us with their life stories. Your 15 minutes are up, get out of my news stories ok? thanks! <3>

8) My baby is going to be 16 on Tuesday.. sighs. he has his first girlfriend and a date for the military ball. Who let THAT one grow up?? I gave in on Stephanie.. but does that mean the rest have to do it? I don't approve.
9) Did you know that pitchers and catchers report 2 months from tomorrow *giggles* baseball!! WOOT WOOT!! YAY!!
10) Bet you thought I forgot huh? Nope sure didn't. I pulled a name from the Hat... and by Random selection Tutu wins one, and another lady put an email in for an annonymous gift to Diem. Thankfully I know who Diem is. :o)~ So Miss Tutu, please checkout the Jennies Bow's link pick out a five dollar bow. And Miss Nikia (who is Miss Diems mom) please do the same. :o)~ I picked two cause I kind of am um late . :oX sorry guys..
Happy Holidays more sometime soon I promise.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Facebook... need I say more?

You know the conversations you have that are social "hey how are you?" The replies "Fine thanks and you" Blah blah blah. Now, hardly anybody I know has these conversations, instead they are having them on Facebook via status messages.

I admit it, I am one. I am probably one of the biggest offenders... if not THE biggest offender.

Some days, whether you want to know about my day or not you will find out. Is this the reason you have barely had a blog to read. Yep, sure is. I am addicted to Facebook. Its sad, its pathetic, and I love it. My mother will give me an update on a family member, to which I reply "I know, I read it on Facebook". We keep teasing her that if you really want to know anything about us, join Facebook. On an average day, I have read statuses of friends that say things like:

"Dear Coffee God. Thank you for your bounty." --Obviously this is someone who is not a fan of mornings, and a big fan of the bean.

There is the whoa is me person "I am having a bad day, and I do not want to talk to anyone" which means post 30 comments so I know I am loved. Attention getter, yep. Effective for the most part.. sad.. definitely.

"home sick because my stomach exploded from the inside out" Thank you for sharing that information, I know now 1) that I need to stay away until it clears out and 2) to make sure if I go anywhere near you to bring hand sanitizer. Gross.

"3 months, 2 weeks, 3 days, 21 hours, 5 minutes and 3 seconds until (insert item here)" when you have it broken down that far, you need a life. Sadly you are probably so far gone that you have already mapped your route to the place you are going and mentally planned a test run. Don't worry I don't judge. I have been that person too.

"(Insert item to be pimped) is the coolest thing I have ever used!! You have to try it" Ok. I am sure you are a huge fan of whatever item you have, that is great. One post a day is fabulous, 30 is annoying.

"(insert name) has just sold their crops in Farmville" ugh. anything related to Farmville, Cafe World, Farmtown, lil Farmtown, fishworld.. any of the other ones oh wait and even Mafia wars I don't mess with. I have enough addictions I don't need more, however if you are not on my farkle list, I will add you and send Chips (see?)

"Good morning! the sun is shining!! and today is a wonderfully fantastic supercalafragilisticexpialidous day!!!" Yea this person just needs to have the crap slapped out of them on prinicpal.. nobody is that happy without a drug test. Quick someone let's get this puppy tested.

"is proud of her child ______ because he rocks" I love these. I do. I love anything that anyone shares about their kids or their pregnancy. These we will keep forever :o)~

"Did you see tonights episode of NCIS? I was so shocked to see what happened to _________ and ______" only they don't use the blanks. Nope, they tell you.. ARGH!! ok ok I did it this summer with Big Brother.. .but I wont do it again (after i got growled at) but i see people do it all the time.. yep I get it now.

then there are the ones "little Peggy Brown is gone, she has been missing forward this to 100000 people and she will get found if it was your kid, you would want someone to do it" Ok. the problem is nobody checks which tells you Peggy Brown does not exist. She is not missing. Use snopes people.. seriously.. ok? ok. Whew got that out.

Ok. I have vented now. I gotta go. . I have a status to update :o)~ More soon. Oh and a winner to my blog contest. I have some email entries and one comment. Come on people.. Jennie's bows are amazing!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Dormant Blog.

For almost a full year every day I wrote on this blog, whether it was the good the bad or the ugly--I wrote. Then summer hit and the blog sort of fell to the wayside. I was busy with the kids, busy with the pool, busy with anything else but it seems this blog. I was also experiencing a writers block that a sledgehammer could not have broken. Every now and then I would pop in, but really I just did not know what to say.

Now, the holidays are approaching, the kids are back in school and it seems as if more of than not, I have TONS to say. My oldest is a senior, did I mention that? I am sure I have. She is going through all the motions of preparing to graduate and then move on to college. college! How is that possible? I still remember her being 6 lbs 4 oz and 20 inches long. Who gave her permission to grow up and turn into a lovely lady? Can I sue? Its not fair. I am not ready for this.

Danny and AJ are shaving.. WHAT?!??!?! I remember when they were flushing stuff down the toilet (I swear it was like 12-13 years ago not last week!) and now they are shaving. Danny ditched us on Halloween to go watch a girl play soccer. What am I doing wrong? I got ditched for a girl?!?! sighs. AJ who used to be my sweet lovable guy has turned into a real jerk as of late. I know part of it is teenage boy, but geesh I hope it passes fast.

Mary. Wow. 11 year old. hormonal.. aka bitchy. enough said right? David loves kindergarten and I had to break his heart today and tell him he had to stay home today (something about vomiting at 4 am that makes me pretty sure they do not want him in school ya know?) fun stuff. really fun.

Chucks working his butt off at school right now and work. Somedays I see how exhausted he is but other days I think I see the energizer bunny chasing him down the hallway..drum and all. He just keeps going and going.

As for me, I am as big as a house right now.. ok or I feel that way, I have to do something but I don't know where to start. And why start now with the holidays staring me down? Well, because if I don't I won't. I know me. So insert one last party weekend, Monday starts the diet. This time it has to work. It just has to! .

Ok there I caught everyone up, tied up with a neat bow, speaking of bows, I am running a blog contest about two blogs down. Enter it. even if you don't have a daughter or grand daughter someone you know has a little girl who will love this bow. Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My kids will NEVER go in the water again.....

So we love the beach, up until August when the Jellyfish season begins. Then we all sort of coil and disappear out of the water, because well for the most part my kids are well...

But then I read this article:

Giant Jellyfish Sink 10-Ton Fishing Boat

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A 10-ton fishing boat was sunk and its crew thrown into the sea by the giant jellyfish they were gathering off the coast of Japan.
The three fisherman were hauling a net full of the gigantic creatures, known as Nomura's jellyfish when the weight of them caused the boat to capsize, a story by the Telegraph reported. The fishermen were rescued by another fishing boat.
Nomura's jellyfish are known to be the largest in the world, growing more than 6 and-a-half feet in diameter and weighing as much as 450 pounds. Nomura's jellyfish can be found in the seas between China and Japan.

And 6 and a half feet and 450 pounds?!?!? holy big jellyfish batman!! I mean, if there are creatures out there that can flip a boat are we sure we wanna mess with these guys?

And does this really mean that Spongebob and Dory were the two bravest ones out there?

Things that make you go hmmm. but as for me until I am sure that dude is not in my water I will stick to the concrete beach.

***warning this notice is subject to change next year when it is hot and the pools are not yet open***

Itty Bitty Little Pretty thing.

I am the mother of three girls, all of them in my opinion are the prettiest girls in the world. Biased? Nah.. ok maybe a little bit. Recently I discovered that I adore bows in my little girls hair.. ok bows or flowers, or other pretty adornments. I really do love them. I have since discovered the most wonderful bow designer her name is Jennie, and she creates Jennie's bows. I am not sure if she has a website, but I know she has a facebook and can be found here: Facebook Jennie's Bows Now, I know what you are thinking.. "and why do we care?" well, I am getting to that. .don't be pushy :o)~
I spoke to Jennie about doing a blog give away for one of her beautiful bows, and I will include pictures to show them modeled by the lovely Emily :o)~ I have discovered that Jennie is not just another mom out there who makes bows, she is a genuinely sweet person who makes me smile everytime I see her. She puts 150% in to each bow she makes for a little girl, and her turn around time is fantastic!!
So, who wants in? AKA "how do I get it?" :o)~ This giveaway is for a bow of your choice, examples to follow in a second but first the conditions: All I want to know from you is what makes your heart smile? It can be serious, it can be silly, it can be fun. The bow does not have to be for you or if you do not have a dear daughter you can enter someone else, there is never anything wrong with paying it forward on this blog :o)~ So what makes your heart smile?
Now for the prize, these are only a few of the bows Emily has (Mommy need a Jennie's bow 12 step program)

she made this one to match Snow white, even has a snow white bottle cap in the middle!! (and isn't she cute??)

This feeds our princess obsession (and its PINK!!)
team spirit!! at least she looks cute since the Redskins stink so bad this year!!

Tinkerbell :o)~

a pretty flower on her head so pretty!!

pink stripies!! she has tons of ribbon (I know I have seen it all!!)

If you can't see how amazing her bows are, ask Cinderella :o)~
Go ahead enter the contest! win a bow!! Good luck!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not watch with joy as my husband spoke to his birth mother after 21 years, it did not bring a tear to my eye to see him reconnect with her because it was just plain awesome. Nope not me.

I did not take a princess, black cat, Mr Incredible, a pirate and a Gothic tinkerbell out trick or treating because one of them is 18 and surely I would not allow her to still trick or treat.

I did NOT under any circumstance root for the New York Yankees to win their World Series games because that is like rooting for the Cowboys.. blech patooie . Iam after all a Mets fan and a good self respecting Mets fan would never root for the New York Yankees.. well unless they are playing the Phillies. :o)~

I did not enjoy a break from football this week after watching the Redskins fall apart and realizing that we are probably looking at a 2-14 season.

I did not wrestle David's Mr Incredible Mask out of his backpack today because what kind of a mom would have to wrestle a mask after Halloween out of someones backpack.

I did not confiscate all the candy when it entered the house and sort it out into 10 separate ziploc gallon size bags!

I did not cringe thinking of the dentist who is probably planning his retirement thanks to my kids teeth (which is why I hid the candy in the first place)

I did not enter day five of a headache today.. with no end in sight and realize a little bit ago that it is probably blood pressure related.. dammit.

I did not find an adorable puppy in front of walmart and scoop her up and take her home because she was deserted. :o( She has not since taken over every family members heart because she is quite frankly adorable :o)~

And finally, I did not miss a whole month of blogging without a single excuse except I really had nothing to say. Hopefully I will get some inspiration..soon.

So what have you done? Not done? Go on tell me! And please pray for Mr Stellan who is in the PICU :o(

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fair Winds and Following Seas.....

This is how you bid farewell to a sailor when they are departing, today we said this to Chuck's old ship. The USS Nashville, LPD 13 was decommissioned today. Its amazing how much I hated that ship at times when he was on it. Mostly because it kept us apart, but also because the damn thing broke down so often. Yet today, I could not help but get a little choked up to see the rails manned for the last time. To see the crew disembark one last time. They will go off to different commands, my own husband already had moved on a few years ago. Today we saw some people we knew from a few years ago, their hair is a little longer, and a little grayer but they fondly said hello. On this day, when hello and goodbye were said at the same time.

The USS Nashville, LPD 13 was first commissioned on February 14, 1970 and decommissioned today September 30, 2009. The ship had 39 plus years, and I know each inch of that ship could tell a story if it could talk. I know there are parts of GSK (my hubby's old shop) that could talk *ahem* and probably tell a story of its own or two. (NO NO NO not sex!! not on the ship I swear! but he used to hide out, smoke when he was not supposed to, sleep probably when he was not supposed to, and well I am sure there was porn involved (hey.. he's a guy.. and sometimes it gets lonely ;o)~ lol)

During our one deployment while that ship was gone, I sent that man a few letters (214) yep. you are thinking "how long was he gone?" four months. I wrote every day sometimes 3 or 4 times a day. When I went in to mail about 10 cards to him, the postal worker said "really? how many do you mail him each day?" I looked at her and smiled and said "Did you notice we did not have a postal increase this year?" she replied "Yes" I said "you're welcome" :o)~ For my 214 letters I got 12 in return .. hey male to female ratio I think that makes us about even doesn't it? I sent him care packages (3 of them) he sent me some in return ( a shirt, a hat, 2 pens, and a really cool candle holder that was a ying and yang) my poor spouse got in so much trouble with other men on the ship.. because he was "making them look bad" Good for him ;o)~ oh wait! he sent me flowers twice too (I think it was the last time I got flowers from him), once for mothers day and once for Valentines day. Hmm maybe i need to deploy him again.. he was so sweet then.

There was the trip the ship had to New Orleans, to help with Mardi Gras (read as: to get drunk daily and party like it was 1999). Chuck called me one day "baby I am going out with Jim and Shane (two irish men.. TWO drinkers.) I was nervous. I said have fun. My next phone call 15 mintues later "I just wanted to call and tell you I looooovvvvveeee you" how many drinks have you had "Just a couple of shots" ok... I love you too honey" then i told him "I am gonna go take a shower honey call me later ok?" he replies "ok baby I loooovvveeee you" I get my stuff head to the shower.. i am there no more then 15 minutes.. the phone rings again "Hi baby.. do you know how much I looovvvveee you" me giggling "Yes honey.. i really do want to shower" him "oh ok I will talk to you later i love you" we hang up. my next call 15 minutes later Shane calls me "Hey Tricia, its Shane we are gonna take him back to the ship" Yep, my husband the heavyweight :o)~ lol he called me later, he was fine he slept it off, I am still not 100% What all he drank that day but suffice to say I would bet it was a LOT. :o)~

So while we say goodbye, our memories are forever... with fondness we bid the USS Nashville a fond farewell and wish her fair winds and following seas.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


In the past few weeks, I have felt like I am in a well, just clawing to get out. I have no idea what is wrong or what is going on in my mind, it just feels like it is running in over drive. The kids are good and healthy, they are behaving which is not just nice.. its wonderful. Chuck is good in school working his hind parts off as always. Again nothing really bad.

So what is wrong with me? I am lonely. What? did she just say she's lonely? Yes. She did. She knows she has six kids? Yes she does. And a husband? Yes again she does. And a mother who calls her 8 billion times again. Ok ok she gets it. .but thats not it.

I feel all alone, and no I do not just mean during the day when it is just me and Emily in the house, we are not talking about physically lonely. More so, I feel like I am not here... and I know I am not making a lot of sense. But I have to get this out. I can be somewhere, even in bed. Have someone within touching distance, but its like i am invisible lately. I can say something and it is missed. What do you do? Aside from dance jump run hop what do you when you feel like you are not really there?


Monday, September 28, 2009

Evil genuises, coffee,Mondays and hello fall!

This morning, as we were getting ready for the hustle and bustle of school, my 5 year old son looked at me and informed me that when he grows up he is going to be an evil genuis. I said "really?" he said "yes Mom, its the perfect job for me" as I sat there with visions of my son making the bwahahahahaha noise. I noticed his face was dirty so as he was talking to me, I grabbed a diaper wipe and wiped his face off. he blew his stack as he informed me "MOM! Evil Genuises do NOT get their faces washed by their mom!!!" I tried to stifle the laugh that I could not help, as I envisioned his anger if I had used mom spit (Which we all know could clean the chrome on a bumper). Instead I said "Well I guess you will have to stick with being the hero then. "Thanks mom. .you ruined me.. thanks" He left the room perturbed, I fell on the floor laughing with his sister. Another evil PLOT foiled!! BWAHAHAHAHA

Coffee. Today it is my lover, my best friend, and my confindant. As everyone else left the house the coffee had not been made. So I saddled into the kitchen and made a 1/2 pot of coffee. I gingerly poured my creamer (pumpkin spice. HELLO Fall!! (please see below) I sipped the coffee, I ran my finger around the rim of the mug, and I enjoyed this moment of bliss as I knew this today is my Nirvana.. ahhh.. Coffee

Yep, its a Monday. I knew as soon as my eyes open that without a shadow of a doubt.. today is a Monday. Why? because so far I have heard a conplaint or generalized complaint from every member of the family.. Some of them more then twice. Why? because they are incapable of having a happy Monday, instead we all walk around with a scowl on our face. growling.. contemplating Mondays impending doom. Yep, its a Monday.
As we put away the shorts and pull out the long pants. We put away the cute tank tops (don't be scared I don't wear them.. Emily does) and pull out the short sleeve to long sleeve shirts.. We start wearing more socks and sneakers and less sandals.. we start to make big pots of chili or stew instead of grilling out. We bid Goodbye to the warm weather and the beach, and say hello to fall and the leaves. Goodbye Summer, don't stay gone long!
On that note I am off to the bus stop with my Drama Queen, my evil genuis, and the one who is determined to make me drink the entire half pot of coffee today.. alone.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

So... anyways.....

In replacement of This and That is "So... anyways.." which is how my 18 year old normally tries to get out of a conversation, or if someone interrupts her. It is a tension breaker it avoids keeping a conversation you do not want to continue from going anyways...

We have 8 billion toys, when I start going through them to concentrate on tossing some or giving some up on Freecycle, my kids decide that toys they have not looked at or touched in a year or so are now their most favorite and omg mom don't get rid of that.. I will DIE without it! Yep, drama. So now my new plan... do one bag every two to three days while they are at school... maybe then I will have less of Toys R Us.. in time for well. Christmas.. ugh..

So Anyways..

So I can't hep but notice that everyone is pregnant right now, well except me and some friends who I reall wish were. and I am soo ok with that. I love new babies, I love the smell, I love the feel of little feet and arms, and I love being around little bitties. But. I am so done. Emily is the perfect exclimation point to my family. She is a bit over the top.. makes me fear those teenage years. ugh..

So Anyways...

I have decided if it was possible to fight about having nothing to fight about, my kids could do it. most definitely.. they love each other someties but would rather kick and scream most of the time.. some day they will miss this time they have.. some day they will grow up and wish they got along. I know.. because I am now. I miss having my brothers around me.. but will they listen to me? No chance..

So Anyways...

I miss my dad. There I said it. I miss having him here for my mom, when she cries and I can't fix it, I can't make it better. I miss that he can't hug her and tell her things will be fine. Why does God feel the need to take good people before its time? Even if it was his time, if his number was up, what about the rest of us who were NOT ready to let go. Why weren't our feelings considered? What the hell is wrong with this picture??

So Anways..

I am going to make chicken sandwiches, mozarella sticks and fries.. there is NOTHING of this meal that has nutritional value, but ya know what its ok. The kids will eat, they will enjoy it... who are we kidding I am a fat kid. I will enjoy it. Then tomorrow I will wake up and wonder why I can't lose any weight.. and remember its beause I am an idiot...

So Anyways..

Now that I posted a depressing blog that changed topics all over the place, I am going to go make the bad for you dinner, followed by an italian lemon dessert (also bad for me), and just realize ya know sometimes.. its ok to be bad. Right? Its comfort food and hey why not ;o)~

Have a good day!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The AH HA moment.

You know that moment when you conquer something you have been perplexed by... better known as the AH-HA moment. Think about it, there is something you have tackled when you were done you threw your hands in the air, you did that embarassing dance that your children still hope to GOD their friends never never ever see, yep that is the AH-HA moment. Now obviously I have had one. .so what is it? Oh come on, I am max 60 words into this blog post. .I am not saying.. yet. Be patient.. play some elevator music. do something.. or keep reading. Yes, thats it keep reading. Ok so its more then 1 AH-HA moment its been a few so let's go ahead and list:

1) I realized that any toy that is still around from my age is now an antique or referred to as vintage. One such toy I am looking for is Fashion Plates, I think Mary would love them. So I Ebayed them and found a set... I found if you look for vintage its 29.99 but if you look for Fashion plates 9.99 AH-HA! one word.. and I save 20 bucks. .OH HAPPY DAY!!

2) I found that if I get up in the morning, straighten up the rooms, clean up the tasks that lay in front of me and then settle down for 15 minutes of reward computer time, at the 15 minute break I am ready to get up and do something else. AH-HA! See? How this works??

3) I have learned that I am not alone in the "My husband snores so loud, the neighbors called to tell me to tell him to roll over" (ok not yet but it has to be coming).. Apparently there are quite a few of us (cough. .and a new facebook group in the works lol) AH-HA!

4) I have learned that little girls with big bows in their hair (contrary to my old belief) are not ridiculious but they are absolutely adorable. And this may or may not be because Emily wears bows but she is so stinking cute!! OMG! you should see her!! ok AH-HA!!

5) I have discovered that people who are new to Freecycle,Craigslist, and ok the internet in general need a lesson about TYPING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS!! oy vey.. are you serious? They drive me nuts.. ugh.. but ahem AH-HA

6) Lack of blogging is because summer time activities + 6 kids home + 8 billion things to do = No time to blog. Kids in school + Just me and Emily = Some extra time. AH-HA!! Is that good enough for an I am sorry? I will try and get back here more. I promise!

See AH-HA moments.. there really are not alot of them but they are there. You just have to kind of watch for them and when they happen you just gotta say AH-HA!

There now you have had an AH-HA moment ;o)~ You are welcome.

Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11, 2001

Where was I? That day, I was sitting in my house preparing to go stalk Garth Brooks in Washington DC.. ok there I said it. I said it loud and I said it proud. We were watching the Today show, and that is when we saw it. One of the Twin towers got hit. My phone rang it was my mom "You can't go to DC today, a terrorist plane just hit the Twin towers" As I was telling my mom she was crazy....

The second one got hit. Holy crap. We watched them fly directly into the World Trade Center. My stomach dropped. Why would someone do this? My friend Arlene's husband called and told her to come home NOW. She packed her stuff and left for Virginia Beach. Mel was on her way from Portsmouth to my house, we had never met face to face and she was on her way. She called the house and we talked about what had just happened.
We were talking about it and then our windows shook on our house, we lived 8 miles from the Pentagon and our house shook. I sent my ex husband out to get the kids from school, if we were gonna die, we were going to die as a family.

The news upgraded the Pentagon was hit, and a fourth plane had crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. So many people died. So many families lost vital members of their lives.

We were under attack. But these cowards, did it with our planes, they did it and left "notes" that when they were found no woman was to touch their bodies. what made them think ANYTHING would be left?


I hope if they found anything they only let females touch it. I hope when they got to their final destination they were prepared for such a WARM reception. ugh.

Martyrs my ass.

Everyone we know called to check on us, even Chuck <3.>
So much has changed in 8 years, I have gotten divorced.. remarried.. had two more babies but still my heart breaks from the events of September 11, 2001. My prayers are with everyone effected that day. May God bless you and keep you always.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

No wait! I can explain!!!

See this summer started to run away, and before I knew it we were school shopping and doing running around and trying to suck in the last bit of sunshine before we had to pull out our jeans. Yep, I got last in the last few days of summer. But I am back, ok? Forgive me? Please? I promise in the future I will not be gone as long. I know I know "But you said that a few weeks ago..." and you are right I did. But I have to come back, its time to vent about school teachers or homework issues. (already? oh yea.. trust me)

I started going through old pictures of my family, my goal is to try and put most of them online, but I have had little time to work on it. Unfortunately, my intentions are fabulous my time frame is eh. But the positive glee from my mother is making this chore worth it, she is so happy to see pictures she has not seen. They were delegated to the basement and under the steps, mostly because nobody knew what to do with them. Then I started to read up on scrapbooking, my first job is to get rid of all those lovely 1970's scrapbooks that are 1) ugly and 2) made with those gluey sticky pages. ugh. Time to fix that. I can do it... its just gonna be til Christmas til I finish.

Ok.. school. you ready? Stephanie is a senior she is in love with everything about high school, of course she is. Her eye is on the prize. :::pomp and circumstance music:::: graduation. Danny is no longer a maggot, he is now a worm (he's a sophmore) he likes to remind AJ he is higher on the food chain.. in my book maggot or worm either way a bird can eat em. Just sayin'. Mary.. I think she will make it through fifth grade. She has come home smiling each day.. last year by day two EVERYONE hated her and she was going to quit school .. drama my kid? never. David. sighs.. the teacher and I have already had words and I probably overreacted (record that. I will never say it again). We talked about it today, and as long as he learns to not be a butthead in class he should do just fine.

Emily and I are home and she has now become my parrot. Mel said to her the other day "tell Mama to hush" she says "hush" so now whenever I tell her something she doesn't like she says "MA hush" . She's spunky but she's sweet. One smile and kiss and dammit. I am done.

Chuck is still working his tail bone off, and going to school. I help him out as needed, give my two cents.. who are we kidding I give him a buck.. sometimes a buck fifty. So far its been Straight A's.. Here's hoping the big kids take after him huh? Just sayin'. Ok. more soon. I will not promise tomorrow but soon.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunshine and how time flies.

We spent 3 hours at the pool today. Not a single person got a sunburn, because I am the queen of Sunblock. (SPF 45... hear me ROAR!!)
Anyways... we have a friend in from out of town visiting us and that makes this whole visit fun. Jay is here for Stephanie's 18 birthday on Friday... I just can't even imagine how that is possible. How have 18 years gone by? How have they passed as if I stopped blinking for a minute? I look at her and I see this amazing young woman. She is only 18, yet she knows she wants to go to college to be a Navy JAG lawyer.
At 18 my main concern was what on earth was I going to wear the next day....
then I found out I was pregnant with Matthew....
and then we lost him.
And like that I grew up.
In the past 18 years, I have raised six children
I have found out that my ex husband was having an affair with my best friend
realized that even though I was afraid to leave I had to divorce my husband because I could no longer trust him,
met Chucky (my knight who dresses like Popeye :o)~ lol)
relocated my kids and myself to Norfolk, VA,
married Chuck,
survived a deployment,
Chuck got out of the Navy,
we had David,
and then we added Emily.
Doesn't sound like that much.. but it really is.
18 years
What on Earth will I do with the next 18?
I can't wait to find out!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A day in the life.....

Without any kind of doubt I can tell you that while I may not be your traditional 1950's mom, and I am certainly not really a crunchy granola mom. But I figured maybe someone would like a peek into my day. Normal not really? About to change.. yes. sadly... they go back to school and Mom's sleeping in comes to an end.. sighs. So let's do this list shall we:

5:30 AM- I yell at the alarm clock that is going off to wake up Chuck
5:45 AM- I yell again.......He stirs does not move.
6:00 AM- Chuck! he's up and normally out of bed at this point..
6:01-8 AM- It sounds A LOT like this...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
8 AM- I field the first phone call from my mother who asks me "are you still in bed" I reply "yes" she says "oh ok." then proceeds to talk to me for usually 15 minutes.. its ok.. it jars me but it does not effect my sleep pattern.. don't you worry I can fall back asleep.. oh yes I am an *expert*
8:15 AM-8:30 AM- this is normally when Chucks first text message comes in, I am always happy to get this because I know he has made it to work safely.. corny yea.. get over it. Sometimes I reply sometimes I roll over....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
9:00 AM- Mary tries to tiptoe in.. AKA Mary comes in banging pots and pans (if she doesn't it just sounds like it) and takes Emily out of her crib. Emily departs for breakfast...I go back to sleep
10:00 AM- David comes in to inform me that he is just gonna take ONE sip of my drink of the bedside table.. he then departs.. my phone rings my retired mother calls to complain about my brother, my ex husband, my neice and nephews and sometimes she complains about me.
10:00-10:45 AM- I wake up get motivated... I call the bank balance the checkbook, figure out what is for dinner... drink some sort of morning liquid (sometimes coffee sometimes not)..get dressed.. get Emily bathed and dressed and TADA the day has begun. .:::trumpets and fanfare:::
11 AM- Field yet another phone call from my mom who has to talk to me about one thing (mom is like a toddler some days "just one more thing" oy)
1130 AM-12 PM- David and Emily get their grub on.. older kids fight me that they don't want to clean up but eventually it happens.
1230-3:30 PM- Make a plan of attack for when chuck gets home, avoid the daily fights (everything from fights over the Wii to tell her to cut it out.. shes not the BOSS of me!!)
4:00 PM-look for the alleve by now I have a headache.
4:30 PM- Chucky comes home.. AKA DADDY's HOME! The kids and dog all go ballistic
5 PM- Chuck and I make dinner (or sometimes me.. or sometimes Chucky)
6 PM-10 PMish Dinner time.. followed by clean up.. followed by TV and Chucky working on homework.. followed by kids getting ready for bed.. followed by bed!!
For them....
For me.. it then continues
11 PM- Get on Facebook, read emails, check things out
12 AM- Decide I have got to start going to bed earlier but I am just gonna wait for the bank to update to see what cleared (yea I am that sad).. Check all my bill websites..
1 AM- Decid that I really HAVE to start going to bed earlier.. still wide awake.. grrrr
2 AM- Put on Roseanne I will fall asleep right?? Nope not yet.... grrrrr

See its not horrible. .I just don't sleep right now thanks to the Insomnia from my Ex.. sighs. it will come back soon right? But to make me feel better let's do the dog.. ok?

5 AM- Bark at the train that is going by!! WOOFF WOOF WOOF! how dare you come by my house.?!?!? WOOF!!
530 AM- Lay back down.. the house is protected by Lily the Wondermutt!! WOOF!
6 AM- Follow Chuck to the bathroom, pray he leaves the seat up.. really parched and that bowl in the kitchen of water is just not as fun as the one in the bathroom.
630 AM- Take Chucks spot in the bed.. Mom needs me here. I will lay with her!!
7 AM- Stroll through the house, eat something, harass the cat. go back to bed with Mary.
9 AM- Mary gets up, I get up with her. I must follow her. I will stay on her heels. I am here for you Mary.
930 AM- Mom?? you still in bed.. SWEET!!
10 AM- Stick my tongue in Moms ear. It was there, I was there.. it was meant to be.
1030 AM- Wander through the house, go to bay window and bark. Nothing particular but make family feel protected. WOOF!!
11 AM- Lick self for good 30 minutes. anything worth doing is worth doing well after all
12 PM- Go wait for Emily and David to drop lunch scraps.. WOOHOOO 1/2 a hot dog!!
1230 PM- Bark again. Mailman..grrrr I hate your outfit .grrrrr woof!!
1 PM- Snuggle down for a PM nap.
130 PM- YAY! the door openned lets go outside!! Bark at anything and everything that passes by!! WOOHOO! Eat a bug. Needs salt.
2 PM- 4 PM- come on and lay on the AC vent. I am furry they are not. I need it they do not.. WOOF WOOF! bark again nobody in particular just cause I can.
5 PM- Dinner time? what are we making?? Don't drop the green stuff I won't eat it!! WOOF WOOF!
7 PM- Nap on the floor.... must get sleep for guard dog duty.
8 PM- 5 AM- I am on Duty. I am here I am stealth. Iwill bark as I see fit. but its ok cause I am protecting my family.. after all I am LILY the wonder dog!

one day soon I will detail Emily and Hercules the cat day.. have a great day :o)~

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wildly funny Wednesday...

No, those words do not fit.. but again.. my blog my rules... don't make me pull out the Nemo picture because I will. After all its my blog and I can. Instead. . I am going to pepper my blog with moments from this summer..

Things that I look at and laugh... like for instance this little picture..we will label it Exhibit 1 this is my son David. He is 5. He is unique. He decided this was his outfit for the day.. while it may not look like something you would want to be caught picking dog doo out of the yard in.. but hey ya know what? He's happy. And if he's happy I am happy.

Exhibit 2. .our cat is nuts. This is him fitting (ok not so much) in a box. Yea.. I am pretty sure he's addicted to catnip. He's unique and it makes me laugh.

Exhibit 3..AJ midair jumping in the poool.. Why is this funny? Because he is looking straight at me. And I laugh. Cause little things make me smile.

Exhibit 4... Emily. sharing ice cream with the dog.... the eww factor is here and she's filthy.. but hey she's happy and if she's happy I am happy. Exhibit 5... We found this shirt for Mary. Have you ever seen Bugs Bunny and the jeckyll and hyde little bird that goes from calm to explosive in no time. Thats Mary. Completely so.. This shirt fits her.. and its funny. and it makes her happy and I smile. Exhibit 6.. Chuck is like a 3 year old when he gets around water... here he is midair jumping in the pool. Does he look happy? Cause he is. And if he's happy I am happy. :o)~ Exhibit 7... Danny before he left for my moms. he was having a ball at the beach with us, playing having fun in the sun. Danny was happy. If he is happy I am happy. I will be even happier when he gets home tomorrow night. Exhibit 8...Stephanie and me.. she has now began to embrace her inner nut. She is just raelizing that she may as well let it go.. we are crazy.. we are awesome.. we are mother and daughter.. we make me smile :o)~

Yep, this is my gang. .my group.. my life and I would not have it any other way. well except I would have met Chucky way before we met. <3>

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Then again.. maybe I won't...

I sit here daily and try and think of things to put in this little box. I go through the moments of my day, the things that have happened and what is going on with me and my clan of cavebears. Then I replay and think what will be interesting. Then I decide against those ideas, because what I may find witty or important others may not deem so. So then I decide.. ok maybe I wont share my stories. Then today it hit me. Why does it matter? Its my blog. I don't have any corporate sponsorship, I am not doing 10,000 giveaways, hell I can't even make 1 giveaway work. This is just my sounding point. This is my blog. This is my spot on earth to complain, whine, laugh, cry or anything else I want. Its mine. Mine. .mine.. MINE!!.

I have posted a blog this week for four days, or was it five? Not one of them has a comment. Does it bug me? Yes. I would be lying if I said that it didn't. but on the same note, you are no more inclined to comment on my blog then I am to write it. This again is my spot. So what topics have I avoided you ask (but you didn't cause I am probably just talking to myself)
1) The New Healthcare plan being tossed around... one word ugh. Its not gonna be pretty. How come other countries can come up with one that is great and we the greatest country in the world can't do it? Because we have a bunch of monkeys running the asylum. They are more concerned with pickering and picking bugs off each other to worry about us.. aggrivating.

2) My kids are going back to school. (And I lied Tutu replied to this blog. thanks sweetie) but as they get ready they are driving me insane. .the fighting.. the not wanting to clean up. I have cavemen not kids. I look forward to the tranquility of them all back in school.. is that bad??

3) Insomnia. I don't sleep. I can even take a med to help me sleep and I still struggle to sleep. My mind cant be turned off at night so instead it runs like 100 miles a minute. can you imagine? try shutting your eyes and everything under the sun comes through your mind. I am screwed. Sleep is a myth and I need it so bad.

4) reality show people. Ok seriously.. I want to blog about Jon and Kate and their 8, but then I think no not really. I hate that their kids are thrown in the middle of a he said/ she said thing... both claim their kids come first. .can we get proof of that? please?

5) Prices of everything going up, but the money isn't. Why is that? Why are we spending ALL this money and yet nothing is going down. We cant hardly save a dime without having to rob Peter to pay Paul. What do you do when Paul files for bankrupcy... then who do you rob?

See, I have lots on my mind just none of it is very exciting....but its all on my mind.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Not Me Monday.

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I certainly did not encourage my nearly 18 year old daughter and her friend who were people watching at the pool yesterday, and we certainly did not point that there was a woman wearing a bikini that needed to realize just because its in your size (or the one you think you are) you should wear it.

I did NOT complain about the heat numerous times because we are having a heat wave, when I should be grateful that the weather is JUST now hot and its been beautiful most of the summer. .Not me!

I did NOT realize today that I only posted 5 blogs for the entire month of July. Obviously I am not a very serious blogger or I am a very serious summer mommy!!

My husband and I did not steal a date night to go see the new Harry Potter, because what kind of mother would go with her hubby and not her kids.. Not me!

I did not post pictures on Facebook of my overweight cat, trying to fit his fat hiney in a box that is 3 times too small for him. Becuase it was funny and because hes cute. See?? but NOT me.

There is no way that we had ice cream sundaes not one night but two nights this weekend, becuase its hot and ice cream is great therapy.

I did NOT ignore chores yesterday to go to the pool, and justify it that hey everyone deserves sunday off. :oX.

I did not write a scathing blog about my ex husband because it would not be polite.. its accurate but definitely not polite.

and finally, I did NOT spend $26.00 on a New York Mets Citi-field Build a bear because I had to have him. ::::sighs::: ok, yes I did.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

This and That...

This- We has positively the best dinner last night. .Chucky made Short ribs, fries, coleslaw, and corn. It was so good. I have now learned the way to cook them so they are not tough is to boil them for 45 minutes. They were fab.. we WILL be doing that again.. soon.

That-The facebook addiction still is in full force. I have found friends from my past and caught up with other people. I really do love it. Ooooh and they have a game called Farkle.. I <3>

This-We have replaced the beach with the pool for right now.. unlike Spongebob I am not a huge fan of jellyfish..ewww..

That-Chuck is on AT for the Navy right now, working his butt off as always. Falling asleep by 11 PM most nights because he is so tired. Or he's old.. verdict is still out on which it is. smile.

This-Somehow over night Emily went from being a baby to being a toddler, she has the most awesome little personality.. which considering she is spoiled rotten is a bit of an accomplishment in its self, eh?

That-I am still aggrivated with my ex but i do apologize to anyone who read the blog yesterday but to be blunt I was well.. pissed off.

This-We have been in this house for one year. I still love it. I am so glad we moved out of our old neighborhood. Its nice to not be afraid of your kids getting shot when they go outside, or someone approaching them with d rugs.

That-I still have a blog giveaway on here, if you guys didn't see it.. its for Stephanies bday. .take a look. .enter if you want. :o)~ See you tomorrow for Not Me Monday!

Yes Chuck..3 days in a row.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Pissed off....

Am I wrong to be pissed off that my ex husband has not paid support? Or that he is so non-challant as he hangs out at MY mothers house... ok granted our son is there... but... he is hanging out.. LETTING my mother feed him...basically sponging off my family.
I am pissed off.
He has found another job.. ok. I will give him that. With this new job comes a paycut. Substanial paycut. He does not pay this "fortune" he thinks he does in support... although mutual friends have told me that he says he is getting "Screwed" he has said before that he should let Chuck adopt them because he can't afford to pay for the kids. (Yea, he said that..yes.. it PISSED me off)
He worked for The Orange Home imporvement place.. he says he was due to get Vacation pay.... yet when he called to "verify" that. Nobody in HR was there and nobody knew anything.. and he had to leave a message.. and....are you sensing a pattern here? So I told him I thought he was full of it. I told him I do not believe there is a check coming. So he tells me that the manager says it was mailed from Georgia. How long does it take a letter to get from Georgia to Virginia? Pony Express? Annoyed... nope not me..
I am PISSED off.
The kids think he walk on water, well except the unoblivious oldest who realizes that quoting Madeline "Something is not right" (I love that kid). The others go on about how good Daddy is. I clench my teeth. I severe my tongue. I scream.. I yell. I get well..pissed off.
Am I wrong? Should I give him a chance? Or the fact that he has a history of this that goes back 20 years does that mean I am allowed to doubt his word? I am just well pissed off.

Is it just me?

We wait all school year for summer to hit..ahhh summer.. the time of relaxation.. fun in the sun...sleeping in...Getting out and having good old fashioned fun. Grilling out. Just a good time had by all. So why is it by August we are just DROOLING for school to get back in session. I will tell you why. Lean in. This is a doozie... its because of conversations like this:

"STOP LOOKING AT ME!!" (said to anyone at anytime but usually David to Emily)
"DON'T HIT ME!!" (Mary said to ALL her siblings who constantly beat her @@)
"IT WASN'T ME!" (said at one time by everyone including the dog)
"I DIDN'T DO IT!!!" (second verse same as the first)
"YOU ALWAYS BLAME ME FOR EVERYTHING!!!" (Mary.. AJ.. Steph... David.. Danny)
"I DIDN'T NOTICE IT WAS DARK OUT!!" (This was from Mary followed by my favorite line...)
"HOW COME S/HE NEVER HAS TO DO CHORES??" (He does... as does she)
"YOU HATE ME!" (Mary)
"I AM RUNNING AWAY!!" (David.. who packed a bucket with toys and one pair of underwear. that should have gotten him til 5 PM.. it was 2)
"IS THE AC ON??" (said by me and Chuck)
"WHATS FOR DINNER? I HATE THAT!!" ( said by anyone on any given night)
"CAN __________ SLEEP OVER?" (usually answered yes)
"BUT I DON'T WANT TO CLEAN MY ROOM!!" (Said after they get told the condition of said sleep over...

Yes, the complaints go on and on..This is why I crave September. This and the peace and tranquilty of just me and Emily. AHHH.. School is coming back. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Rock on.. yes, I said it.. ROCK ON!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Le Sigh....

I know. I know. I said I would be around more, and I really did mean it. The problem is, other then Chuck, I just don't think I am very exciting--this blog is normally me complaining or sharing kids stories and pictures. I am no different then anyone who is out there blogging. And now I am stressed out over something that I have no control over... I am not a fan of that. I love control. I love being able to say "I got this" In my best George Lopez voice. But the truth is.. right now. I do not "GOT" this" My ex husband lost his job. Great timing huh? Its not necessarily his fault, yet it effects us. Our child support is due today, chances of seeing it... I hope good but I am not too optimistic. He is waiting for a check for his vacation pay, they say it was mailed, and he says when he gets it, he will put it in my account. Ok that's something. Then he did find a job but the pay he is going to be receiving is cut in half...oy. He has rent, and child support. Who does he cut? I am a bit on edge over it.
Anyways......On to happier news. We are now head on into back to school shopping. Last night Wally World had crayons for .25, pens for .75, loose leaf for .75, spirals for .15, and composition books for .50. This may not sound like much to get started but when you figure we need 30 spirals (yes, Chuck that means we need to go get more.. sorry!!), 15 composition books (second verse same as the verse.. sorry Chuck) This weekend is tax free in VA, we may try and get out to K-Mart and just see what else is out there. I love back to school, but I hate all the money we have to spend. Its depressing....but also a little exciting. David is going to kindergarten!!! Mary is in 5th Grade!!! AJ is a FRESHMAN (oooh Freshmeat.. he watchs Dazed and confused and is a little worried about Freshman friday... his sister. NOT helping), Danny is a sophmore.. and a SENIOR!!! OMG. (I think of Grease.. "And we're gonna RULE the school). AJ has already been informed "I am a senior, you are a freshman.. you do not exist in my world."
Ok now on to some funnies from the week. Baby Blues is stalking me again. And I can prove it. I have two Exhibit A:

How many of us have done the Mom spit thing? You know. .you get somewhere and holy cow the baby looks like she ate something but missed her mouth entirely.. The five year old is a dirt magnet that makes Pig Pen from Charlie Brown look like a neat freak... Mary is always sporting something on her face.. AJ plays baseball. there is NOT enough spit in the human body.. Danny doesn't shower and would DIE if I used Mom spit. .and Stephanie sadly is normally cleaner then me. but for the little 3 if I go somewhere and forget wipes. its ok.. cause "Patooey.. Mommys GOT this"

Exhibit B. Who has not had this happen:

You can not find a pen that works.. In walks the baby.. ink all over. Or in walks the teenager who dumps out her purse and wait.. thats mine. No I got it from a teacher. NO its mine. Fine MOM whatever.. sheesh. Yea though.. we have our share of ink on the face.. ok and crayon on the wall.. but I digress.....

So see its not horrible.. some things are funny, I am happy. I have a wonderful husband and some pretty kick ass kids... its just the little things that have me stressed.. Just breathe though .. right??

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A long time ago....

In a Galaxy far away... ok.. no it was Earth.
It was long before I was a mother of six, it was long before I

became that Mom who only wears ponytails.
Who only wears lipgloss and eyeliner when I go anywhere
If I remember at all.
When my clothes had namebrands and my perfume did too.

Yes, long ago.... 18 years on August 21.
The day I became a Mommy to Stephanie Diane.
The day Stephanie entered my life
and I became the mom of a beautiful tiny little girl.
August 21, 1991
4: 11 PM
6 lbs 4 oz
20 inches long.

18 months to the day after we lost her big brother
We welcomed this little girl who came out with such a scream!!

(and she hasn't stopped since)

So this blog (which is early)
is a giveaway blog.

I am giving away 18 tarts (6 bags of 3) courtesy of
the Lovely Louise at
(scents to be determined soon!! I have lots to pick from lol)

And as always
I will throw something else in there to make this giveaway special

So whats the 411, the details the humdingers...
What do you have to do to win the prize?

I want birth stories or life stories
Tell me about when you had your first born.

tell me what do you think Stephanie will become.

It can be serious.. it can be funny.
Just have fun!!!!

I am going to leave this open til August 14th
(one week before her bday!)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ITs official.....

I am old. yep. There I said it. I am old.
I can prove it.
Ok I am not one of those blue haired old ladies or I don't use a cane.
I don't complain about my arthritis (much).
But I am old.
I know this because as we were driving home I stopped and looked at my facebook (I was parked at 7-11 NOT driving.. ok good got that out) anyways..
I pull it up and see the lyric "Shush girls. Don't move your lips. Do the Helen Keller and talk with your hips"
When did we decide it was politically ok to use Helen Keller as a sexual reference?
It annoys me.
To me, Helen Keller is a great american.
Not someone who should be talked about in a sexual fashion.
Ugh. As I said I am old.
I also find some music too loud.
I find that I get tired at 11 PM.
And I don't wear clothes that are too revealing.
I guess its ok to be old.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Not My child Monday

The lovely McKmama over at My Charming Kids has made today, Not my Child Monday. Now with six children surely we are laughs a minute... well we are, but there is hardly any I can think of that happened THIS week, so instead I am going to use funny moments from our past:

Stepanie-My lovely almost 18 year old and one of my best friends Michele's little girl Brittney came to visit one day. As we are sitting downstairs chatting we discover how painfully silent those two little angels were. Within moments down come our two children. .COVERED in Black sharpie. face, hands, hair, you name it.. it was covered. We can laugh now, but that day it was mortifying. To see them just speckled with ink. To this day she denies it and says NOT me, and today I can say Not my child but believe me.. it was.

Danny-came in from school one day a few months ago. He informs me that he broke is butt knuckle. Of course I sat there blankly thinking over my anatomy class and could never come up with butt knuckle. Hmm. .nope still can't. Nope, not my kid.. who created a new body part.

AJ-there is so much to tell. AJ and our friend Desere were driving to the movie. They were ahead of us, so I ask him where are you? he says "the Inspec shun stay shun" (the Inspection Station) but when he read it.. it sounded like he had a french accent. It was so funny.. but No my child would not be that goofy. (your welcome AJ for me NOT telling the story about the bad thing you DID not get caught doing.. cough)

Mary-in her infiite wisdom decided to cut a pony tail holder out of her hair. when busted with the evidence she says "but it wouldnt come out" its funny now.. at the time not so much.. shes still annoyed that she had to get her hair cut. but ya know if my kid DIDNT do it.. she would not have had to have it done. Nope not my kid.

David- This was last week. He was in the bathroom, I openned the door to see him standing there naked as a jaybird doing the circle dance. You know the dance all guys do with their hoo hoo moving it around in circles. Upon openning the door and busting David I hear "now the other way" and he did. I start to laugh and he says to me "DO YOU MIND!" Ok.. it was hilarious.... but it was NOT my kid.

Emily-would probably be last night Chuck is trying to get a kiss goodnight.. nothing. everytime he tries she turns her head. nothing. So AJ brings her over to me, she takes out the paci gives me a kiss good night looks at Daddy and giggles. He didnt find it hilarious but she and I both did :o)~ but again not my kid.. :o)~

So what have your kids done? Tell me and tell MckMama