Saturday, January 31, 2009
Do you know what Grinds my gears? People who abuse the system that is put in place to help them out in the first place. Case in point.... we are too "rich" to receive any kind of help, because Chuck works three jobs, and we pay our bills.. yet... if he was to quit a job and we couldn't pay the bills then maybe we could get some help. huh? Makes no sense. Then there are others who don't work, have nine hundred kids, the state feeds them, clothes them and pays their bills. So if we do nothing, we get help.. if we work our fingers to the bone, and die from being exhausted.. we get no help. gee that makes sense right?? Yeah it doesn't to me either.....
Do you know what else Grinds my gears? You pay 2.50 for a bag of potato chips, you open it up and you get a half a bag. They claim settling in shipping.. I claim chip Gremlins.. Trust me on this one. ;o)~
Do you know what else Grinds my gears? Teenagers who listen to IPODS so loud that you can hear every word of the song, from TWO rooms away.. (ahem.. AJ) I figure when he tells me in a few months that he thinks he has a hearing problem, we are all going to go around mouthing words to each other.. just to screw with him .. evil.. who me?
Do you know what else Grinds my gears? You do a Love is contest and only two people enter.. .sighs.. how sad. Does nobody believe in love anymore? :o( you guys are breaking my heart.. seroiusly.. enter my contest.. ladies who got your prizes speak up about what a great prize it was.. please? And Thank you (yes that one was a shameless plug for this post..the old woman in the shoe has got NOTHING on me: Februarys contest............)
Do you know what else Grinds my gears? Teenage boys who THINK they can get away with ordering PORN on my cable bill. (can you sense the tension in MY house today?) And then deny it because its easier to make believe its that little Ghost from Family circus.. grrr. That's ok.. we got even.. they are cleaning the garage.. ya know the ONE room (ok building) in the house that was never fully unpacked.. evil? who us? Never...btw.. if you are in the Hampton roads area and need cheap slave labor (FREE) I have some volunteers for you.
Do you know what finally Grinds my gears? dang it.. me either. . I have nothing else to growl about.. so whats grinding your gears? Ticking your clock? Buzzing your bee? Go ahead tell me.. this is your chance to get it out.... no holds barred... just let em RRRRRRRRRIIIIIIPPPPPP.
Friday, January 30, 2009
So this month's contest, in the spirit of Valentines Day, is "Love is..."
They can be funny, serious, romantic, honest. They can be anything. And as always I will throw some of mine out there:
Love is never having to say your sorry... unless you don't want to sleep on the couch for the rest of the week.
Love is that first moment you hold your new baby, and realize how wonderful life is.
Love is that feeling that makes your heart skip a beat
Love is a hug when you need it
Love is realizing you want to spend forever with someone, and wanting forever to start right then.
Whats Love to you? Let me know!! Join in!! pass the word!! for those of you who have already entered and won, everyone can play again.. but.. in the feeling of love love love. .if you win again you have to designate your prize for someone else :o)~ It can be anyone. Have fun!! This contest will end on February 6th.
2) Thanks to last nights lovely events, I got hardly any sleep and would love to take a nap, I however have a one year old that has discovered how to get into trouble..and a four year old who I think taught the seminar. Fun stuff. I cant wait to see the first teenager today... and you have NO idea how bad lol
3) So I saw on the news that the lady who just had octoplets has six kids previously. wow. She took fertility drugs AFTER having six kids. I have to say .. that kind of ticks me off. It seems like 1) this is a massive abuse of the system and 2) how cruel is it that people who want JUST one baby can't get the help they want, but she has six had help and landed up with 8 more. I have a problem with this.
4) Note to self.. before one lights a fire in the fire place.. open the flue.. right Chuck. I wont say anything else to protect the innocent.. but last night our house resembled a really smoky night club from the 60s for a few minutes ;o)~ even with the corny music since we were watching American Idol. :o)~
5) Speaking of American Idol... I hope someone from Hollywood week makes me love them..because this season I am JUST not feeling it. I do however like the new female judge. She has the brain cells Paula seems to be lacking so often. And that is nice to see. I just sort of wish the show had a little more oomph this year.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I thirst for the ability to pay my bills on time and not get at least one "please stand by we have an important phone call for you" phone call at least once a month
I thirst for a REALLY ice cold dr pepper... not diet.. just a real one.. but i am gonna be strong..
I thirst for water.. ok not really.. but if I type it out loud maybe I can convince myself I do lol
I thirst for a good book to read, and I am debating about it being "The Love Dare"
I thirst to see my mom, I miss her.
I thirst to hear good music in person because its been WAY too long.
I thirst to shampoo my carpets because is just necessary lol. (no they aren't stiff and gross but they have little spots from little ones and big ones that spill)
I thirst for George Clooney's ER return (hubba hubba)
I thirst to see my children grow up and what they will become
I thirst for a TALL drink with an umbrella in it... so bad.
I thirst for a bubble bath without interruption, to pee without interruption, I thirst for ANYTHING involving the bathroom without interruption.
:o)~ so whatcha thirsty for today?? share share share
Speaking of David.. we are heading to the audiologist in a little bit. I am almost positive he doesn't have a hearing problem.. I mean he can hear a tootsie roll open from two rooms away. :o)~ But at this point anything they want to do to get answers, we will do. Next week we have another appointment to get his IEP set into place. Then hopefully at somepoint we will figure out where to go next. Next few weks are crazy busy for me. Emily and Mary have checkups at the doctors on the 4th, and then Davids appointment on the 5th. Fun stuff. Then my mom comes the following week for five days. Whew. oh wait! and in the middle of all that.. Chuck starts school. (My kids are having a FIELD day with the thought of Chuck going back to school.. so now when he gives them a hard time about doing homework they can say back "Is YOUR homework done?"
OK.. time to get ready to scoot.. but I didn't want to end todays blog without telling you guys one more little teeny tiny thing.... There will be a February Blog contest. I won't say what its about yet.. but i will say "watch this space" because it will be posted sometime in the next few days. Have a lovely Thursday!! more later.. and more on how this appointment is going to go!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Welcome to the second edition (edition? or episode? or blogisode..oooh i like that lets go with blogisode) of Why me Wednesday.
Emily woke up at 3:30 AM, which then led to me being up til around 5 because I could not get back to sleep, which then led to us all OVER sleeping and not getting up until 7 AM and throwing off our day... why me?
We bought a really good pastrami last night.. so good in fact that we landed up eating all of it. sighs.. and it was good!! Why me? (ok that is just the PMS talking ignore that one lol)
Mary's vice principal is annoyed at me for telling on her for her horrible treatment of David and has now decided to take it out on Mary.. finding anything to growl at Mary about..why me? :o( Heck Why Mary too?
Emily shared her cold. shes fine.. I still feel rotten... and to top it off my friend is visiting..Why me?
My kids are all growing up.. my oldest is getting papers from colleges and the military, my sons are BOTH shaving, and Mary is um blossoming...NO FAIR! Why me??
And finally..ITs only Wednesday and I am already readay for the weekend... and still have TWO more days to get there. why me?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
This morning, comes an opportunity to pay tribute to someone, this opportunity is brought to me by Wayne who over on his blog runs the sweet Tribute Tuesday. Wayne's window to the world
Today, I offer tribute to the most amazing man in my life, he's no longer here physically but he is there for me always in spirt... My dad. Walter Erich Claassen Jr. (June 27-1936 ro July 26,1999)
My dad was the most amazing man, he served 32 years in the United States Army, after graduating from West Point in 1961. He became an ordained Catholic deacon in 1989 and served with the church until the day he died.
He had such a strong faith in God, believed with all his heart that could get you through anything, and lived by the words "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" I am ashamed to say since losing my dad, I have had an anger with God, and I don't go to church or pray as often as I should. I have gotten my family away from the church because my feelings are hurt, but this is not about me... is it?
My dad loved my mother like no man ever could love a woman, my parents still held hands, and still danced (and were they amazing to watch). My dad loved each one of us children, with his whole heart, he would growl when needed but always showed the loving side more. His grandchildren were his life and he adored each and everyone of them, my greatest regret is the grandchildren he will never know.
My dad was the best, and I pay this tribute to him because he was one of a kind, when they made him they broke the mold, when God took him home and let him rest, he broke my heart.
My Nephew roomie
I am sure he is going to cringe when he sees this, ok probably not. He shares his apartment with a friend, over the past few years I have heard the most unique stories about her... ok some are a bit weird. (for instance, upon finding green spots on bread and cheese.. commonly refered to as mold) he was told to pinch off the yucky parts and that it was still good.. sure if you are sick.. i hear they call it penicillian. ;o)~ if it wasn't so gross it would be sort of funny) He got scolded for throwing it away in favor of safe fresh foods. Sadly.. that is not the story I am here to tell. He and said roomie have what seems to be a daily fight.. over the thermostat. They had set an agreement to a livable (almost) temperature but she seems to think that she lives in the Arctic. Recently he walked in the house, to find the temperature set at 85 degrees... no wait it gets better.... there sat the roomie. Under a blanket, in sweats and a sweatshirt.... Last year when this happened, he opened up all the windows and doors while she was at school the next day and turned it down. Thus beginning before he even is married the thermostat fight.. may he be the victor :o)~
I had to search my memory for another story, and with my family we put the fun in dysfunctional.. it was not that hard.. .but I am going back a few years. My Uncle Stanley was possibly the funniest man I have ever met in my life. He had comedic timing that was so dead on he would put some of the worlds best comics to shame. Anyways, Uncle Stanley was large man (about 400 lbs), and one day he was having a conversation with a lady from the employment commission, and she asked him what kind of work he was looking for. he told them that anything would do, but he really missed his career that he had to give up. And the lady asked him "well what did you used to do?" and with a straight face he told her "I was a jockey" and she said "I see" and he told her "Yea I had to give it up cause it got to be hard....on the horse" you have to understand this is a 400 man totally snowing this woman. because that was his personality. Uncle stanley was one of a kind, may he rest in peace.
Monday, January 26, 2009
This award is for those who show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE! if you are given the award, then put the logo on your blog or post. next, nominate at least 5-10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE! be sure to link to your nominees within your post. let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
So in the spirit of kindness of the lovely Mrs B, I will now pass on the same awards.....
1. Amanda-Always looks on the brightside of life, keeps her head up even when people are trying to push it down.
2. Rebel- Because I genuinely think everyone needs a friend like her
3. Crystal-For always making me smile, and having such a fun blog to read
4. Lisa- Because if anyone has gratitude.. its Lisa :o)~
5. Mel- Because she's Mel, and if you know her, you love her
6. Nikia-She needs a blog.. but she makes me smile so big. We've come along way from one can of formula
7. Karen-She has the biggest heart of anyone and can make me laugh like no other
8. Tricia- Surely you didn't think you were gonna give and not get? because her faith in God is so powerful it could light up blocks and blocks of street lights
9. Louise- my new friend because she's amazing and giving and caring and funny and sweet and so much more!!!! (and I know shes shocked to see this.. she reads my blog and supplied some wonderful prizes to my giveaway making i such a success)
10. Chuck- Yes, Chuck. you get two awards. Very few people, men or women will do everything you do for your family. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade and I am lucky to be married to you.
I did NOT stay in bed this morning because its a school holiday therefore i did not break my for just one week rules because school holidays don't count or so i told myself.. not me.
I did not accept my nephews invitation for pizza last night even though i had planned a much healthier dinner because I always go with the healthy choice over the easy choice... and of course i did this time. (ahem)
I did not just pawn my beautiful one year old daughter off on her sister because i feel rotten and want just a few more minutes to let the dayquill kick in, but what kind of mother would do that? Not me.
I did not talk trash about my brother with my nephew last night because it would be wrong to do that about his father, even though every word that we didnt say was true.
I did not listen to my new Raul Malo CD five times yesterday and already once this morning just because i think he has the SEXIEST voice ever... nope not me.
I did not just see my four year old son go streaking down the hallway wearing only a bowl on his head and NOTHING else, no of course not.
Oh wait. I didn't see that. He also has a sock on.. his hand. @@
I did not witness my 14 year old son snap off on his much smaller 11 year old sister and not say a word because it was gonna be either him or me. because she is full of tweenage angst and driving me CRAZY (11 year old girls are impossible.. trust me). nope not me
And finally....I did NOT just hear my four year old scream at his eleven year old slightly obnoxious (please see above) "I am gonna kick your __ __ __ Mary" lovely..nope not me because we live in a house where he would NEVER hear that phrase.. @@.
So what did you not do?
Sunday, January 25, 2009
This little piggy is heading to Walmart to get the stuff to make Chicken soup cause she feels like crud, but right now is listening to her new Raul Malo that another piggy brought her home from her cruise...signed.
The Chuck piggy went to drill because he's in the Navy, and 1 weekend a month and 2 weeks a year that is his job :o)~
The Stephanie piggy just got home from being out with her friends all weekend and immediately started bossing her brothers and sisters around, did I mention today I love the Stephanie piggy lots for being my absent voice.
The Danny piggy is entertaining his friend piggys and trying to tell me his chores are done and hes ready to play video games.. Mommy piggy isn't THAT guliable.. too bad Danny Piggy.
The AJ piggy is trying to call his friend Dan to invite him over becase we don't have enough people in the house with mommy piggy sick apparently.
The Mary piggy has earned her snout today because her room is a pig sty and she must work on it soon before Mommy piggy sells her at a 4H auction to the highest bidder
The David piggy is playing poo lease oppicer right now with a gift from the Stephanie piggy and is very excited to be arresting anyone who will stand still for two seconds.. remind me to kick Stephanie piggy for that later.
The Emily piggy is feeling better and is over her cold so today wants to play and be adventerous and I think is a little annoyed that mommy piggy just isn't there yet.. bad mommy piggy.
The Lily puppy piggy is busy harassing the Cat piggys who are quite annoyed that she has not been evicted from the house yet or voted off Piggy island.
The Mel piggy has returned from her Delbert cruise completely exhausted but looking like she had a real good time. :o)~ (Even if she does need to just DO it) grins.
Ok time to shower and get my curly tail to walmart.. more later or tomorrow depending on how I feel!! What are you and your piggys doing today?
Saturday, January 24, 2009
1. I am married for the second time to Chucky the love of my life. My ex husband is a good guy and we are friends now but we had to get through him having a THREE year affair with my best friend before we could get to that point.
2. Chuck is my biggest fan most of the time (and i am his) and I really do love that about him.
3. I met my husband on AOL almost 12 years ago. Man has it been THAT long? we used to talk through IMs and when he acted all perverted I would block him.. only to discover I missed him and UNBLOCK him.
4. I would be lost if anything happened to my kids, my husband, or my mom.
5. I am so grateful for my friends and Thank God for them all daily
6. I love to cook and try out new ideas but I am scared to death of someone telling me something sucks so I usually stick to the old faithfuls.
7. I am almost always broke, and refer to myself as "Professionally broke...don't try this at home"
8. I adore Garth Brooks..as a singer and a person
9. I am a HUGE New York Mets fan even if they have choked the past two fricking years.
10. Yes I also claim the Washington Redskins.
11. Obviously you now know i am very faithful because if I can stick behind those teams sticking to one man is a piece of cake haha.
12. Jeff Dunham and Rodney Carrington are both two of my favorite comics (one plays with dolls one sort of plays with um himself lol. ironic huh?).
13. I adore good music and good concerts, I love going to see Delbert McClinton.
14. I am the mother of six wonderful fabulous kids, and the mother of an angel that died 22 hours after he was born, Feb 21, 1990-Feb 22, 1990.
15. He had diaphragmatic herenia and only 20% of two lungs.. and for the record I HATE when TV shows have babies with that because it hits too close to home.
16. I am a Big brother JUNKIE and count down to summer time and the new season
17. I met two of my best friends in the most unique way.. Mel I met on Sept 11, 2001 in my living room after she got there from Hampton Roads driving up to see Garth but then a plane hit the pentagon, and our priorities shifted.. ALOT. Nikia I met because she helped me out with a can of formula last year when things were bleak... and we won't even go on about Chuck, the internet... meeting because of Garth and falling in love with Pink (The singer not the color)
18. I would be lost without either one of them in my life.
19. My daddy was my hero and my most favorite person on earth, he died on July 26, 1999 and I miss him terribly.
20. I am such a softy I cry over TV commercials, reunions on TV, Extreme makeover home edition, and pretty much anything else.
21. I kick butt at Brain Age. I have the best score in the house and it drives everyone crazy. go me
22. One of my favorite things to do during the spring is watch AJ play baseball.
23. I have four brothers.. Rip, Gregg, David (My brother David died from AIDS in 1997) and Mike. I am the youngest and the only girl. I have 5 nephews and one neice. Girls are at a shortage in my family.. until I had my three.
24. I adore Winnie the Pooh.. I have shelves and shelves of Pooh collectibles and love them all.
25. Our living room is decked out in a US Navy theme, because my husband is a Navy Reservist..i am sure my father is spinning in his grave because he went to West Point, and i married a squid ;o)~ lol. I kid. .I think my dad sent me Chucky and he knows it.
WOW that was hard to get to 25. Can you do it? Leave them in my blog comments or post your own. Good luck its hard!!!
And now we come to this weeks edition of "for Just one week" I have three goals this week.... I think I can do two, and I hope I can do the third. And hey thats something right?
For just one week, I will turn off my TV by midnight and put myself to bed. (this one i am pretty sure i can do... seeing as I am quickly turning into an old woman that should be easily)
For just one week, I will get out of bed in the morning before Mary leaves for school ( I have gotten lazy about yelling goodbye from the bed room.. i am pretty sure i can do this)
For just one week, I will inventory my pantry, my freezer, and i will shop off of what we have and not just throw things in the cart. (ooh that ones gotta scare Chuck.. just a little bit lol)
ok your turn.. what will you do for just one week, please remember to post on The Wonderful Lizzys blog. My Ice Cream Diary
Friday, January 23, 2009
Second Prize is a tie because both ladies came up with almost the same answer and they made the judge smile. Karen and Ice Cream Diary Mama (whos name I REALLY need to find out :oX) who both came up with "Happiness is clean sheets and fresh shaven legs. Amen ladies. You have each won 3 tarts of one scent.
First prize goes to Nikia, who brought the judge to Tears with "Happiness is when you realize how one can of formula has changed the rest of your life" and then she got me personally again with "Happiness also is when you walk on that ramp and hold your husband for the first time in 6mos of your 6.5mos marriage,and realize its ok to exhale because he made it home alive". You have won 6 tarts of 2 scents.
And finally........ the GRAND PRIZE winner goes to: Tricia (no not me) AKA Mrs B. Who posted the favorite among the judges "Happiness is knowing one day my kids will have kids just like them" Oh as if THAT doesn't get me through each day!!! You have won 24 tarts of 8 different scents!!!!
Thank you very much for your participation and please visit Louise's site www.dreamtarts.com oooh and there will be ANOTHER contest in February for Valentine's day. I won't tell you the topic yet.. heehee but its gonna be fun!!
Seeing the coffee pot has warm fresh hot coffee on a day when you know without it, its gonna be ugly by 11 o clock. The Little things.
Putting on a pair of jeans that last week were not a possibility to find out that maybe sooner then you think the possibility will be there without laying on the bed and saying a prayer. The little things.
Hearing your little boy who has struggled with potty issues announce "MOM I AM POOPING" Its little things (ok that one is a BIG BIG BIG thing)
Finding out your daughter who has struggled with geometry for two years is passing. The little things (again.. its a pretty darn big thing lol)
Seeing that little couple walk down the sidewalk hand in hand, knowing they must be in their golden years and relief that some people still do get there. The little things.
A tart burning in your burner and making your whole house smell cozy. mmmm the Little things. (yes, I know its Friday.. give me sometime..winner shortly!!)
Friends who share with you and make your heart leap because in a society of selfish people, the good still exsist. The little things.
Only having to get up the next 3 mornings to push Chuck out of bed.. WOOOHOO the little things.
Dinner with the family and seeing kids go back for seconds on something new you tried. The little things
Your kids getting along and coexsisting like they love each other. The little things.
When your 22 year old nephew who is one of the smartest people you know, tells you he is upset that his name only appears two times on your blog.. so Keith this one is for you. Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith Keith.
Keep a smile on your face today, and remember don't sweat the little things.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Exhibit A... Baby Blues, January 18th, 2009. Once again, the creators have found me out. They followed us and took photographs of the damaging evidence, and made me a laughing stock.. I will admit in the beginning even I was amused. but now I am just hurt that they spied on me. (clicking on images makes them larger)
Thats right. our minivan at times in the past has looked like a landfill, no not always but at times, why must they post it? Truly it breaks my heart to be outed like this, and if that wasn't bad enough please view..
Exhibit B... Baby Blues, January 19th, 2009. They refer to this line as "When Life attacks" mmm hmm. This entire event has happened in my house, numerous times. The only possible difference is that sometimes it is mys sons not my daughters, but no mistake again, this event has happened in my house numerous times.
Do you see this? how can they spy and post these examples out there for the world to see!! its a travesty. I am deeply offended, my life is set out there for others amusement. Ok its not that bad. but geez. This of course brings me Exhibit C
Baby Blues, on January 20th, 2009. I realized that this event was taken from an older event. our trip to Walt Disney World when we may have ACCIDENTLY almost left a child at a gas station bath room. OK it was 1) a maybe (we remembered when he came out... and saw us pulling out. (ok so he came out arms flailing and my oldest son asking "Mom why are we leaving AJ?".. yes. I am ashamed) 2) there was no car seat involved he was 11. Whew I feel better already.
Exhibit D, Baby Blues on January 21, 2009, Oh very funny. You guys think its cute when the kids come home and announce these little things. laughing at children. I am SHOCKED.. ok again not so much but I had to at least pretend right? It would be funnier though.. if it was not so darn true. Sighs.
Exhibit E, Baby Blues on January 22, 2009. Ah yes the midnight confessional. Tuck them in they announce I need _______ baked, or I need (insert dollar amount here)
And lastly, dear readers. I learned its not just me and the kids. No Chuck, you are not immune, but instead you have been spied on by a different comic strip. For Better or For Worse, January 22, 2009.
The toenail fight. This is an Olympic sport with David that is only rivaled by watching Sumo Wrestlers or when Animals attack. Its never pretty and in the end there is usually exasperation and tears.. that is just Chuck :o)~
See! These events are true, funny.. but true. I would go off to have a cup of coffee or something bad for me but I am not sure I want it to appear in next weeks comics.. sighs. More tomorrow. Have a good day!!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Welcome to Why Me Wednesday! The Blog started today (the first posting exciting huh??.. ok maybe not but fake it for me ok?), with a place you can vent and whine because its WHY me Wednesday.. Dog get out, Face break out, Bills piling up, life get in the way when you are making other plans.. Then vent on my friend.. WHY NOT! its Why Me Wednesday and your perfectly ok to do so!!!
The alarm clock went off this morning, and I had to get out of bed.... Why me?
Yesterday, our TV died, Dinner got burnt, and the dog peed on the rug and I found it the hardway.. in socks.. why me?
David is supposed to have his meeting today.. Stephanie is supposed to have a half day at school, but due to the "False snow day" She has a full day.. I may have to cancel after moaning and complaining to get the appt in the first place.. Why me?
No matter how many times I balance the checkbook, it says the same thing and its not good.. why me?
The W2s we are so anxiously awaiting to do our taxes are still not here, and I really wanna do my taxes!! Why me?
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Happiness is a new baby to remind you how precious life is.
Happiness is Garth hugs <--haha Karen this ones mine lol
Happiness is baby kisses, big kid kisses, ok kisses in general
Happiness is "I love you" when you need it the most.
Happiness is that perfect day you don't want to end.
Happiness is seeing the scale move and not going UP
Happiness is walks on the beach with someone you love
Happiness is warm cookies straight from the oven
Happiness is being told its gonna be ok when you feel all hope is gone
Happiness is laughter that fills your heart and a smile that fills your face
Happiness is winning an argument and hearing "you're right'
Happiness is watching your kid succeed and being his first high five
Happiness is that song that makes you want to dance like nobodys watching.
Happiness is that moment, you know the one, where your heart sings, your body leaps, and you realize thats the moment of your life
Happiness is Disney World, and the moment you go through those gates
Happiness is the first moment you know that you are in love hook line and sinker
Happiness is .................................
Your turn. What is happiness to you? it can be silly or serious, wonderful and perfect, it can be anything... Leave me a blog comment and you are entered its that simple...I will have three prizes... the first two winners will win 3 tarts each from Louise's site, and the third Grand Prize winner will receive....24 custom made tarts (choosing up to 8 scents off her site!!) This contest starts today and runs til Thursday. Winners will be notified by fanfare on this site! :o)~ This is open to anyone except people who live in my house (sorry Chuck and Steph and um you too Mel (Even if your house is the high seas this week))
I can't wait to see what happiness is to you!!!!!
When you have six children, three pets and a family that puts the fun in dysfunctional, we have an easier time finding things to laugh at then in most cases to cry at. And as I say this, there are a few events I could think of this morning, when I retrieved my chance from the lovely Mrs B to post this blog. (thanks my dear friend, I needed some help today to get kickstarted on a blog lol) So off to this story.........First the politically incorrect one...
Last night, David my cute charismatic four year old walks in the room and announces in a frusturated tone "I cant find my balls" (he was refering to a Buzz Lightyear ball he has) being the silly goofy people we are this sent me and Stephanie (the 17 year old) over the edge.. I then said "Words you never want to hear from your son" of course we giggled more like school girls. We got over it went back to watching NCIS and a few minutes later he comes back in.. wearing underwear and a tshirt and announces loudly "I FOUND MY WOODY" (the cowboy from Toy Story) which of course made things worse.... so as you can see we arent always G rated but boy do we laugh.
Then... further on.. constantly we refer to AJ as a blonde in disguise as a redhead. He is a great sweet boy, but um.. hes a 75 watt bulb in a 100 watt world. Today is a snow day (ok all you people who are stuck in REAL snow.. let me tell you WHY this is so funny.... we don't have a flake of snow yet.. but we are closed.. we don't have anything other then the potential of snow coming.. so why are we closed? in anticipation of the snow that is possibly coming. um ok) Stephanie and Danny come dancing into my room at 7 AM, hooting and hollering about "Yes its a snow day!!" yes yes yes yes yes yes! Not two minutes later AJ walks in......."Am I closed too?" we had to explain if one school was closed they were all closed. he looks at me and says "well I didnt know if it was SNOWING at their school cause its not snowing at mine" lol.. sort of made me giggle.. hey look its the little things right?
And finally.. I am posting a story that happend to me a few months ago...I blogged about it, but my kids took a vote and decided if I was going to blog about them.. i had to blog about me. .ok I guess thats fair....
I got up at 3 AM to use the bathroom (note to self STOP drinking a bottle of water before bed), I didn't flip the light on because I knew how many steps it takes to get the potty.. thats right I got potty skills. I am taking care of business and out of the corner of my eye i see something about 2 inches long wiggling... i freaked "OMG we have mice!" I jumped up and start stomping on the mouse... i am stomping and stomping like some crazed lunatic.... yea.. then i realize i feel nothing crushing.....or scampering or anything... so i flip on the light...i had killed it.. it was murdered in my bathroom! Victory was mine.. that wad of toilet paper was never going to harm anyone again. Yep. thats right I am one lean mean TP killing machine..
Hope you got a giggle.. pray for me.. its a snow day.. 6 kids in the house.. this can't end well. lol.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I did NOT yell at my girls NOT to yell about the Jonas Brothers, and then less then 30 minutes later SCREAM like an insane woman when Garth showed up on TV, no that would be wrong so I did NOT do it.
I did NOT find piles and piles of clothes I have not worn in months in my room as I cleaned it today, making sure my side of the bed stays clean following the rules for just one week, Nope that would not happen.
I did NOT wipe off my daughters face using spit on a tissue because its just plain gross and what kind of mother would do that.. not me.
I did NOT give my one year old a bottle because shes one and of course is totally off the bottle.
I did NOT curse out our dog for eating ANOTHER pair of underwear because if they were in the hamper it would not have happened.. nope not me.
I did NOT cringe over seeing massive misspellings in the freecycle ads today, and nearly lose my mind because someone asked for baby cloths not baby clothes. no that would be anal retentive and I am not that bad. right?
and Finally... I did NOT get into a fight about whether this character is a Megazord or Volton.. because that would be nutty.. and what kind of people fight over that?
Sunday, January 18, 2009
First of all, we watched the Inauguration concert today.. WOW what a line up! but I was personally delighted to see Garth. I love him. I have always loved him.. but especially since these pictures. Hubba hubba. Chuck never believed he knew my name until as we were waiting for him to put Trisha Yearwood in the limo he said "Hang on Tricia, let me put Trisha in the car"
Me, Chuck and Garth.. the copy of this pic.. stinks which is sad
<---that's me and hes touching my face. <3
Baby kisses, Garth hugs...it doesn't get much better then that ya know?
My oldest baby with Garth, he was soo sweet to her (he signed her cast)
Second of all, we went to church this morning.. I have to be honest when I tell you it has been a very long time since we went to church. (The good news is the building did not explode when we walked in so I guess we are ok to return). We saw some friends we have not seen in a long time, and they embraced us and welcomed us back. That was so nice. I have to be honest and tell you I am so glad we went. :o)~
Thirdly. (thats a word right?.. sounds like one to me so I dub it a word. I am putting up a picture of Emily. Don't be alarmed.. she didn't stay this color. It faded after her daddy power washed her (just kidding), and shes the cute peppy one year old sh was before dinner. :o)~ She still isn't walking.. prefers the speed of the crawl.. I guess we can all understand that eh?? Heck my mom sometimes is faster crawling too (She broke her ankle a few years ago and used to get up and down the steps crawling... a rather amusing sight. because shes so independent and having to crawl was her way of showing us all she could TO do it. lol.
Oompa loompa baby...
And finally.. we went over to the house of our friends who lost their children to CPS last week, they are working so hard to fix things, i hope and pray that the county sees this and returns the children, there are still some safety issues but hopefully they will resolve them quickly. We covered her couches with black fleece and a friend of theirs told me I could teach Martha Stewart a thing or two lol. (The blankets we usd were 3.00 each at walmart we bought 13 of them, and a staple gun, we fit the fleece to the couches, stapled them down and voila.. new furniture one of the requirements. We also saw our dog Lilys brother Butch, he is soo much bigger then her they are beagle labs mixed, but i think she is more beagle then lab. :o)~ I ask that you keep Vickie and DJ in your prayers that they get their kids back, and also there is a blog i was pointed to yesterday Kelly's Korner please keep them in your prayers as their little girl Harper is having some health issues. ;o(
Have a lovely Sunday and more tomorrow!!!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
And now onto this weeks.... drum roll please.... ::::: taps on the desk.. but doesn't play wipe out because I am not a male and do not have the rhythm men have.. btw.. again. whats up with that? every man can tap out wipe out on the desk with their hands.. and EVERY man can make that machine gun sound that women are just not genetically equipped to make.. annoys the hell out of me:::::: ok sorry I am back.....
For just one week, I will not go to Walmart, Target, anything else that ends with Mart, BJs or anywhere else without a list. If I go with the list I will then stick to it.. and that does not mean I will write a new item on the list while I am walking through the store (yes.. I do that.. bad me)
For just one week, I will try and be positive even when I do not want to, and I will smile even when I am not feeling like it ;o)~
For Just one week, I will keep the floor on my side of the bed clean. I will not throw things down and leave them waiting for the clean up fairy to come and carry them to the laundry room only two days later to get frusturated because she skipped my house.. again. ;o)~
So what will you do? Let me know and then leave a blog on the wonderful My Ice Cream Diary's blog. http://icecreamdiary.blogspot.com/2009/01/for-just-one-week_17.html oh and be sure and tell her Tricia sent you :o)~
Friday, January 16, 2009
I have discovered as week 1 of the diet comes to a close that I can do this.. it may not be easy. but I can survive. Oh and I also discovered that Diet Dr Pepper isnt as horrible as originally thought. Maybe just maybe I can survive this. Wouldn't that be nice? We did cheat a little last night, with the guy here to fix the van (At a LOWER price then quoted.. WOOHOO), we ordered pizza. Simple and Easy. Then Chuck and I ran to Target and Home Depot to get some cleaning stuff to take spots out of the carpet ....fun stuff. We really do need a hobby when a trip to Target and Home Depot is exciting huh? :o)~ We did find something awesome for carpets though.. Woolite with Oxyclean.. it got the stain that has been bugging the ya know what out of me for WEEKS!!! yay!! Again. .I know.. I need a hobby. its ok I can say it and it doesnt even hurt my feelings.
Awards.. Yesterday the beautiful Mrs B awarded me with an award, so I took her little picture and I too am going to bestow some awards, it was done as "Mom of the Year....." but I am gonna make it person of the year to fix my purposes. Ok I stink at the linky things but each one of these people is a follower of my blog
Mrs B- My namesharing wonderful blogger friend, whos comments always make me smile and has taken a hard situation and handled it with grace.
Lisa- My sweet friend who always can put a smile on my face, she is so talented with a camera too!!!
Crystal- I love her blog and think shes a pretty darn special lady.
Mel-in the end.. I know we will always be there for each other and life just likes to hand us speed bumps
Nikia- because without you I wouldn't smile as big somedays. ;o)~
Rebel- For trying so hard to keep sane during your IVF, if anyone deserves another little bitty its you.
Tabitha- because I think Veda is a doll and because I think you have a pretty darn great blog!!!
Shawna- because she has an unwaivering faith that is just incredible
Kristine because she takes some amazing pictures and is just an all around pretty lady!!!
Amanda- because even though she visits Mickey Mouse more then me.. I still love her
Karen because she makes me realize that 4 year old boys were put on this earth to drive us insane but thats ok.
To Chuck becuase you make my smile bigger, my days brighter, my heart happier and my love stronger. you may drive me crazy but in the end.. your my favorite part of me.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
TV mom- When her dear husband walks in the door, she hands him the newspaper, his slippers, and his pipe.. She rubs his shoulders and tells him that dinner will be ready any minute. She serves him the perfect meal and life is good.
Real Moms- When her dear husband walks in the door, she lets out a sigh relief and hands him the baby for just FIVE minutes of peace and quiet.. please oh please just FIVE Minutes!!! When said dear husband asks what's for dinner, she either has prepped and tells him or she loses her mind and tells him that she has had a horrible day and runs to lock herself in the bathroom until he fixes it himself. now on those not so horrible days, she serves a meal usually close to dinner time but more then likely closer to what would be bed time. but hey THEY get served right?
TV moms- Don't worry about the bills, they don't worry about what's in the checking account, and well they don't worry....
Real Moms- Keep a bottle of wine and a corkscrew in the kitchen in case of emergency.
TV moms-have the perfect kids who don't fight, don't argue and don't talk back because that would be wrong.
Real moms- Pull the kids off of each other in an event that the WWE would envy, real moms hear "You HATE ME" at least one time during those rotten teenage years. Real moms cringe the first time they hear the toddler child repeat the curse words he heard from a parent word for word outside.
TV moms- Are never seen taking an aspirin.
Real Moms-Keep Alleve, Motrin, Advil, Tylenol and anything else they can on hand. at all times
TV Moms- Always smile, their house is perfect, their gardens are perfect, their life is perfect.
Real moms- Think TV moms need a reality check.
TV Moms: drop out of bed looking as they always do, perfect hair, perfect make up, they are after all perfect
Real Moms- drop out of bed, scratch, pee, scare the child who was running out of the bathroom, shower, get dressed, rake a brush threw their hair to throw it in a pony tail anyways, they stumble into the kitchen and shush the child that's about to say something before the first sip of coffee... and that's just the first 20 minutes ;o)~
TV Moms- Are told "I love you", Are given hugs and kisses and are their child's biggest fan.
Real Moms- Do all of that and more, we say I love you, we give hugs and kisses, we are our child's biggest fan and an extra bonus of seeing them grow, we are real moms.. nobody ever said real and perfect had to be the same thing right?
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
If that is not enough for my brain which is already between drive and super overdrive, friends of ours had their children taken away by CPS today. :o( Sadly, this has been coming for awhile, and no matter how hard it is to hear this, its even harder that i worry in the 21 days they have to organize their life and make their home safe, they will not be able to do it. I have offered her my help and my prayers, but i am not sure what else I can offer her. She is a wonderful person, very sweet but they have messes that I am not sure how she will ever get a handle of. My suggestion did not go over well, their house was foreclosed on, they have to leave, I suggested grab what you really need, get into a new house, make it nice start over. I was told that is too hard. ;o( but i am not sure in 21 days they can make this house what the county wants it to be. I am so worried for them. I am sick about it... please pray for them if you pray, keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
In other news, Chuck got a reply back from the Sallie Mae loan paperwork we filled out for his financial aid for school (this will only be until his GI bill kicks into place) but its like a major leap that yes, he is going to school and yes, this is a good thing just very shocking. I am excited for him because I know this is a good thing. And then....we asked the IRS for a transcript of our taxes LAST thursday.. they told me 10 days because they are busy... but......to our shock it arrived TODAY! WOW!! That made my day.. we can get everything for school submitted and I can breathe just a little bit easier officially. Woo hoo. :o)~ Only i cant because now i will stress about all the things we have to do to prepare him for school (crayons, paper, pens.. kidding... he won't get to color.. at least not yet lol).
That Murphy sure does have a sense of humor eh?
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Last week, we kept to our menu, even venturing into the cookbook and making stewed porkchops and may i say they got 14 thumbs up.. (Emilys only 1.. no thumbs up but she did mmmm alot so that counts right?). David and I worked on his workbooks every day but today (its saturday.. come on the other kids are off.. he can be too.. its only fair) I am amazed daily at how smart my "unteachable son" is. he is so bright and I really still want to kick his principal (please see yesterdays blog for reasoning.. ooooo and the guy called me back!! on his own!! he was so disgusted about how we have been treated and gave me the principals supervisors name and told me to report her!! WOOHOO! he told me she should not be allowed to get away with that.
SO now we are onto this weeks....... ok.. the first one is big for me. This week, I will drink at least 40 ounces of water a day, I know its supposed to be more, but i am not a huge fan so let me take baby steps. I can do this. A little bit at a time. one foot in front of the other.. and soon we will be walking across the floor floor floor.. yea I am not sure what is with me either.. we will figure that out soon i promise.
My other for just one week I will attempt to keep my table in the kitchen cleaned off and mostly clean. This will of course involve daily/hourly growling at my teenagers but i can do pitbull mommy.. i am gifted after all.
Ok and i am adding one more.. are you ready? We bought an Acura Integra today.. its really pretty.. Its a good car.. but.... its a stick shift. I vow for JUST one week , i will NOT tell Chuck I cant do it... and make a real effort to try. (ease OFF the clutch right Chuck?).. ok that one I might fail.. but i am gonna try ok?
::whew::: there. .I got that out.. time to grocery shop.. in my van... the lovely automatic.. chaching. More later.
Friday, January 9, 2009
I got Emily dressed for the second time (when we got up at 5:30 because we were soaked through.. i put her in a sleeper), I gave her breakfast, got David breakfast.. talked him out of the twinkie he wanted..and he ate cookie crisp convinced he was doing something bad having cereal for breakfast.... hey i wont tell him differently. He usually wont touch cereal so i figure this was not a bad thing. Then I was sitting back relaxing minding my own business, when who should call but Mary's school. Fab. First of all, i LOATHE her vice principal.. one she is a complete witch (See old post about her telling me that David could come back when we knew what was wrong with him... see witch), two she is condescending which drives me BATTY, and lastly I am starting to be pretty convinced she has an issue with my children. So I groan.. audibily. I figure maybe she is calling me to discuss Davids meeting for Tuesday (Grr we will get into THAT in a minute), no shes callling because Mary sprayed someone at the bus stop with perfume. Great. She just got off of being suspended.. so she says "SO I am taking away Marys bus priveleges for TWO days" Chuck and I share 1 car, half the time he needs the car, so i growl that she may as well suspend her because she wont be able to go to school then. Ok.. so I ask to talk to Mary she says to me "well shes in class" I said "Did she say it was an accident?" she says "Well, i havent talked to her" I Said "Well did she do it on purpose" she says 'Well the other boy says she did it on purpose" umm ok. she pauses "Should i go get her" I said "YES" so she called out to someone to send Mary down.. .grrrrr. Mary gets on the phone "Mary did you spray the boy in the eyes" Mary "I was spraying it on me and he GOT in my way" @@ translation.. yes she did it. Ugh. So i chew Mary a new one inform her that she is losing her make up kit etc. I guess the ass chewing i gave Mary appeased Principal Hatchet because she said shes only suspended ONE day. ok. fine.. I say to her "I will bring her to school with me Tuesday when i come for Davids meeting NOBODY has called me about" she says to me :::: wait for it... wait for it:::::::::: Oh we had to CANCEL that.. since hes NOT enrolled anymore, you have to take him elsewhere. I blew my top. I went off on her to which she says "We didnt drop the ball on david" Finally fed up i said to her "YOU have been dropping the ball on my SON since the FIRST day of school!" growls!!!! I then rebrought up her line she said to me and she said "I Didnt say that" OMG amnesia? Did you hit your head? DO you want ME to hit you in the head?" OMG I was pissed.. I hung up with her.. five minutes later some other lady called me.. the kinder gentler version i Guess.. and she says "You need to call this gentleman" So I did ... and this poor man.. got the brunt of my life for the past few months, and i just fell apart. Every tear I could shed, i shed. he told me he is going to call me back before the close of business.. I am still waiting. Til 3. Then I am calling him. I am so tired of this...argh. OOH wait I forgot the other part of this story.... this boys MOTHER wants to come down to TALK to me. @@ Lovely. so I tell Principal Hatchett that is fine as LONG as she is nice. if she comes down and acts like a jerk, she will be asked to LEAVE immediately. I have not seen her yet.. but i am sure i will. Pray for me that it goes well..
on an upnote.. Super mom has decided to help us with the car issue and Chuck and I are going to go look at a NUSED car tonight. If anyone hears alot of small prayers being thrown up in the hampton roads area tonight, its just Chuck and Stephanie hoping this car is as cool as they want it to be.. since this will be the car Stephanie learns to drive on.. (OMG that hurts my head) oh boy.. but hey at least in the end.. its still Friday ;o)~