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, March 31, 2009

Temptations Tuesday

So I have decided this is going to become a regular blog.. because well it requires little to no thought and that sometimes is the best thing in the world. Hmm .. now what do we blog about? Yea.. I probably should have thought this one out more..

Vampires. Yep. there I said it. I love vampires, whether we are talking True Blood (starts again on June 14th.. WOOHOO), Twilight (I <3 me some Edward Cullen), Moonlight (the series that had its life cut entirely too short. Or various other blood suckers, I am a fan of vampires.

Dr Pepper. I think I covered this one last week, if not. Well then Dr Peppper. I need a 12 step program but I have no interest in finding one. I went off for awhile and then onto Sprite but I have returned to my dear friend. I never stray long.

Rhino- no not Rhinos.. Rhino from the Movie Bolt. What's not to love about a fat hamster that saves the day :o)~

Chili in the crockpot. My. house. smells. so. good. Enough said. Yum-O.

Baseball- From October until February I am almost in a sense of Sports mourning. I miss my baseball season. Now as we are mere DAYS away from the baseball season swinging into full gear, I am PUMPED and ready. Although I have a feeling it will be a rough season for us, if spring training is any inclination, but if not well.. bring.. it.. on.

Putting away the winter clothes for the spring stuff. Short sleeves, capri pants, flip flops. Awesome!! I love spring.

Facebook- Like I needed a new addiction.. but alas. I am addicted. I send out applications. Its like slam books from high school all over again.

Yo Gabba Gabba- DJ Lance Rock. you are my hero. I get 30 minutes of time to breathe because of you.. I am pretty sure you are in my will.

Hummus- Yea I know last week was sweets and today I put down hummus? For whatever reason I am on a HUGE hummus kick so today that will be one of my temptations.

And finally.....

My last temptation is my desire for some time away. I need a break. I am stressed and broken out and I need a day off.. is that so bad.

Sighs. Ok. What is tempting you? what do you need or want or crave? tell me all about it. I am all ears.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Not Me Monday, Stellan Style

(I borrowed this from the awesome woman who put this on her blog first) "As we are all aware, Not Me! Monday was started by MckMama. "I created Not Me! Monday for the purpose of confessing our shortcomings and imperfections to each other since, after all, we are all only human!" (MckMama's words) Every Monday, you can find more "Not Me! Monday" at her site. However, this week, in honor of her and Baby Stellan, we're doing "Not Me! Monday - Stellan Style!"

I did NOT repeatedly stop dead in my tracks and check on a little boy who I only know as having the sweetest little face and the most amazing family.

I did NOT envy the amount of faith that McKmama has in God and almost feel a calming effect because of it.

I did NOT explain to my kids at least four times who Stellan was and why I was so worried about a baby I don't even know.

I did NOT also explain that McKmama is one of those women that I know I could be friends with because that is sort of stalkerish.

I did NOT wish I could help her out with her MSC because I know she has to be worn out.

I did NOT feel horrible for her post when she wrote she was "pissed and tired" and I also did not tell her via a comment that I do not blame her even a little bit of a bit.

I did NOT Google SVT and Vtach and any other things that she put up because I wanted to have some sort knowledge about what is going on with Poor Stellan.

And finally...

I would NOT do it all over again, the prayers, the tears, the googling for someone who was in need.

Prayers for Stellan

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mental breakdowns....

Ok.. I must have fallen and hit my head or something, because I decided today to clean my room.. Its not that my room is a "mess" its that my closet looked like Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Walmart and 100 other stores all threw up. So I landed up having this ephiphany that it was a good day to sort through my room and Emilys stuff. What an idiot. I put together two trash bags of my clothes, some stuff that I won't fit other stuff that I would not wear to pick dog poo out of the yard in... some stuff I have not worn in 6 months.. It was time to go. Then I conquered Emily and well, I have an addiction. If someone offers clothes up on freecycle I tend to land up getting stuff (I know some people are repulsed by this, but when you have six kids, it works besides somehow we almost always land up with like mostly Old Navy, Gap, Gymboree and TONS of Carters stuff. She has so much summer clothes its insane. Everything from 12-18 months and then other stuff that will probably either fit or be just a little too big for this year. This after I gave away two diaper case boxes, and two trash bags. I posted both sets of clothes on freecycle and within minutes they were taken, the lady who asked for the women's clothes was just tickled, she kept telling me how desperate she was, so that made me feel good. And the lady for Emily's stuff has a daughter who is outgrowing everything so that made me happy too.

So if I did good deeds, why do I make this post Mental breakdowns? well, its now 9:11 PM. and I still have about 1/2 the room left to do. I barely took a dinner break. I ate something quick and then went back to doing this. I feel like its a neverending battle. On top of everything else.. its just been a crazy day. Last night I went to bed late, we went out for Karaoke and pool, it was alot of fun but it didn't end on the best note and today things are still a little tense. Nothing horrible.. just I think stress. Argh. Sometimes I feel like I am invisible. or maybe I wish I was invisible. Ya know? I just want to find the light at the end of the tunnel, and I keep hoping its not a Mack truck. I am so exhausted. I am on a billion different meds for "stress related hives" Do what? I tell everyone I am the most unstressed person on Earth. . I think I am crazy. I am stressed. I worry about everything and when I am done I worry about things I don't have to worry about. Its just a daily thing in the life of me. Apparently, per the dermatologist, I am going to be under treatment for months until we find the right "treatments" so right now I am on predisione 6 for 3 days, 5 for 3 days, 4 for 3 days, 3 for 3 days, 2 for 3 days, 1 for 3 days, 1/2 for 3 days. holy crap!, then I am on Atarax for itching, Allegra for who knows what? A lotion to help the flare ups, and finally.... I am being told that hey if this doesn't work we can always use Xannax. Fun stuff.. really...

So there you have it.. Tricia is losing it. With a Doctors note :o)~

Saturday, March 28, 2009

For Just one week.

Ok.. Mea culpa Mea Culpa.. Mea Maxima Culpa.. its been sometime since I have visited "For Just one week" oh. .I read them, but I well. .I chickened out. I didn't want to be held accountable for something I knew I would stop.. or get tired of.. etc. Yep. .I know. .I stink.. you can say it. But ya know what... sometimes its ok to just say "I was weak" and today.. I am planting my feet in the batter's box.. I am staring down that pitcher who is looking at me with a fastball and I say "Bring it on!" So here we go, thanks to Liz and her fabulous blog..My Ice Cream Diary: For Just One Week I am READY TO RUMBLE....... (Somewhere Micheal Buffer is debating whether to sue me for that. . that man makes a million dollars for saying that at sporting events... psst Micheal.. save the litigation.. you can't get blood from a stone.. but I will give you a teenager.. or two)

Ok.. and now on with the show.. FOR JUST ONE week.... I will keep the laundry caught up during the day, clean the kitchen before I play on the computer and attempt to keep the kitchen table in a livable condition daily. Because I have been slacking. I admit that the past two weeks have been bad, but I will be better I promise!! So that is one.. (yes, three but really its only one)

The second one... I am going to ask the sweet wonderful Miss Liz to email me Pablo's exercise game. I am going to participate in the game and try and do healthy vs unhealthy things. Now this is a huge task for me right now because currently I am on a steroid for the next month adnd I swear I am eating everything on the kitchen table and well hell just for grins and giggles.. the fricking table. So maybe if I have use this "game" it will help me stabilize the good and the bad habits.

The third thing on my for JUST one week is I am going to attempt to blog before 2 PM, I have been slacking.. often having issues with something to blog about... which is amazing since I have no issue talking.. EVER. .I think I am in a blog rut.. but I also think I am gonna stick to M-W as my themes. (Mckmama's Not me Monday, Tuesday Temptations (this one is new but was alot of fun), Why me Wednesday. :o)~ I can do it.. that's right I am good.

Ooooh we found Stephanies prom dress its white and pink and so pretty.. :o)~ I am so excited for her.. but so sad she is growing up.. who said THAT was allowed.. :o( not me. ok. more tomorrow. .. have a lovely day.. Please keep Stellan in your prayers he is still in SVT in the hospital. :o(

Friday, March 27, 2009

And yet another rousing edition of....

The FRIDAY fiver!! See Karen without even realizing it you have started a trend. I have found by FRiday my brain is mush... (this week more so.. I went to the dermotoligst today, I have stress related hives.. umm ok. I am now on so many meds I will be talking like the Governator in a week :o)~ but thats another story...) Now on to the five.

1) You sign online, you hear "You've got mail", the first person who IMs you is:

Hmm.. ok usually its Crystal, Karen, or my friend Susan. Or if Mel is home and we don't want to get up we text.. yes, from across the house . Lazy? no.. resourceful.. yes

2) Have you ever eaten a crayon, glue or clay?

Crayon.. yes.. guilty.. I even shoved a pebble up my nose. and had to get it removed :oX there I said it. Glue um no but I used to put it on my hand and then wait for it to dry and peel it off.. maybe thats why I have such youthful hands. Clay er um nope.

3) What are you wearing right now?

Isn't that a bad pickup line? Sorry.. my bad. I am in red and white leopard pajama pants (no, Iam not kidding) and a red shirt that says "Wild thing" on it. Yep.. that's right I am bringing sexy back.

4) What's the last thing you ate?

:::steps away from the Oreos:::: Nothing that isn't good for me that's for sure. ITS not me .its the stupid steroids.. sighs.

5) Are you someone's best friend?

I hope so.. I know I have a best friend. .a few of them.. but Gosh I hope someone says "that's my best friend" :o)~ But yes seriously.. Mel says I am her best friend.. or accomplice. .I am not sure which somedays lol.

ok so there are 5 questions.. more blog tomorrow. ;o)~ I think I will reenter the world of "for just one week" with Liz hhmmm. now what to do...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

An open letter to DJ Lance..

Dear DJ Lance,

Sure I will admit at first I scoffed at the idea that one of my children could ever love you the way they love me. I mean I am Mommy, I offer great hugs, some pretty darn good meals, I am fun, and hey well what's not to like right? Well apparently.. Emily has found something in you that I don't offer.

Whether it is your big orange hat, the glasses you wear or the colorful company you keep. You have a big fan in my 14 month old daughter. Jealous? No not at all, I don't mind sharing her. After all, you keep her attention I get to breathe for a minute. Every now in then I can pop in the room and immediately sing with her "There's a yummy in my tummy.. so yummy.. so yummy" I then immediately escape to try and find my happy place but for that moment. .you have made me the cool mom again.

But DJ Lance, what I don't offer in raw talent, I make up for in personality. Ok so I don't break into song, or dance and well, ok. .you definitely have me on those. But today DJ Lance.. I am just gonna say Thanks ok? There I said it.

You win, I lose. We would be lost without you. We cool right?

-Humbly Mommy of Emily

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Please Pray...

Stellan is in Vtach, please pray for him and for his family. Poor sweet baby, you are in our thoughts and prayers!!!
Prayers for Stellan

Why me Wednesday?

There are some Wednesday's that this blog does not fit.. this is not one of those Wednesday's. This week... I think I deserve to complain even just a little bit.. right?

My rash on my arms seems to be spreading.. I have to go get poked and proded at an allergist today.. why me?

I am so tired that I can barely function if i take the meds but even worse if I skip the anti itch med. Talk about between a rock and a hard place.. why me?

It seeme like everytime we turn around the schools need more money, whether its prom, field trips, sports, physicals or whatever.. why me?

My ex husband is professionally broke and seems to think what he pays for child support each month should cover every dime every month. .yea sure. Why me?

I miss seeing my mom. How wimpy does that sound.. why me?

Someone asked for diapers on freecycle, i felt so bad for them I put some together to notice a few minutes ago, they are still on my front porch.. grrr.. why me?

I am a horrible giveaway person.. I am just mailing everything out today because i have been so draggy and sick. :o( please forgive me winners.. i am normally not this bad. Why me?

And that does it for Why Me Wednesday this week. Have a lovely day

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesdays Temptations.

There are days, (ok it's usually every 28 days... cough cough... sometimes its more often) that certain things tempt me, and then I spend the next 21 days (ya know after the 7 bad ones) making up for it. So today, I am going to discuss temptations of mine, during that ya know.. week. (IS she really blogging about PMS? Yep, she is. She's broken out.. feels like butt... and figures why not?)

1) White chocolate dipped pretzels. How do I love thee let me count the way? Go ahead try and take one out of the bag, I can't promise you won't lose a finger. Just saying.

2) Vanilla Mint Lipgloss from Old Navy- This is WAY more then every 28 days, its more like 28 times a day, but I can't write a blog all about food.. Hello.. that would not be good for my ever expanding figure. :oX

3) Cheesecake. I am not sure I have ever met one I don't like. .and if there is one out there, please do not ruin my happy thoughts.. I don't want to know about it ok?

4) Whatchamacallit- My favorite candy bar of the 1980's is back.. That's the good news. . the bad news it picked THIS week to reappear...oh wait and it brought its friend. the THINGAMAGIG (yea I am not kidding)

5) Open mouth Emily kisses- giggles she pulled me to her to give me a peck today. I think I am in love.. forever.

6) Dr Pepper.. Someone needs to put this and Coffee in an IV drip. .and I would be good.

7) My pillow at night. It is the perfect fluffy pillow. I love it. It makes me late some mornings.. but I love it.

8) Louise's tarts- every time I say "that's my favorite" I find a new one (this week.. Dragon's blood) She kicks butt. I adore Louise and her tarts (

9) Spring time- Everything is new and pretty, the only thing bad is my allergies kick into high gear but hey if we can survive some sneezing we will be JUST fine.

10) Stephanie, Danny, AJ, Mary, David, Emily, and Chucky- Not so much temptations as my favorite part of my life :o)~ Every daynot just every 28.

Ok there are my top ten temptations for this week, I know I forgot some, but I also know I got most of them in. I am trying to keep things light as my heart is with Stellan and his family. Please keep them in your prayers.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Not Me Monday..

This blog carnival was created by MckmamaYou can head over to her blog an find out what she and everybody els has not been doing this week. ***please keep MckMama and her little boy Stellan in your prayers, he is in the hospital with some heart issues.. we are praying for you McKmama, Prince Charming, Mckids, and Stellan!!!*****

And now I will tell you things I never did this week and therefore you will learn that I am actually quite innocent of all these possible nonoffences.

I did NOT go see my original Dr, Dr quack this week to be treated like dirt and told that what I have going on was something different, thus putting my treatment for what I do have behind.. grr

I did NOT then go see a wonderful doctor on Saturday and tell him "please help me because I feel like a leper" No there is no chance I would have said that out loud.

I did NOT watch twilight three times this weekend because that would be overkill. And I am sure as heck probably not gonna watch it again today.

I did NOT call my mother and two separate friends and tell them how desperately they need to read the Shack. That it was as amazing as everyone has said it is.

I did NOT put socks on Emily that did not match this morning and justify it by telling myself "its ok we arent going anywhere anyways" (they are both pink one has a flower on the top the other doesn't)

I did NOT just see David flaking styrofoam all over my floor.. which is already in a ignored state because I do not feel good today :o(

I did NOT skip Mass yesterday because I did not feel good and also may have been a little concerned with the vanity of it all, and didn't want to be seen with my arms they way they are.. because who would care about that?

I did NOT giggle when a friend held pink Bikini bottoms up like they were on my husbands rear end as we walked through walmart because that would be childish... childish but funny :o)~ lol

and finally..

I did NOT just find my 14 month old daughter sound asleep under the futon. awww poor baby. I am gonna go rescue her (take a picture) and put her down for a nap lol

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Smile, shout and somethings.

Smile- Nikia gave Emily a pair of shoes that squeek when she walks, I am not sure what is cuter Emily walking in them and giggling as she takes each step or the dog trying to figure out WHERE the squeek is coming from. :o)~

Shout- I am on day two of steroids, anti itch, anti inflammatory, anti anxiety drugs and now I am anti social and anti everything else.. no fun NOT at all!!

Somethings- Chucky made a Delicious steak dinner tonight, it was soo good. he ha been wonderful since I got sick... so thats a big something!! Emily is fighting sleep tonight.. funnnn.. ok not so much. We bought Twilight the movie yesterday.. sighs. its a good movie.

Smile- Chuck got a great Eval today with the Navy, and I am so proud of him, he has dealt with alot of crap from them in the past few years so him getting so much positive feedback has been awesome.

Shout- There are days I think we should abolish Mondays. I am so not ready for tomorrow. I am worn out, my head is pounding. Spring break isn't til April 13 and it could not come soon enough. sighs.

Somethings- AJ will be playing Travel baseball for the Norfolk Stampedes, the coach is a real genuinely nice guy (ok I say this now. I am allowed to change my mind in a few months :oP Anyways...Stephanie is SWOONING over him (its ok Steph.. he doesn't know about my blog yet) and that makes me giggle. We looked at prom dresses yesterday, we found a few. She has a date!! I am so excited for her. Mary decided to announce yesterday morning "MOM I have hair in a weird place" ::::sighs:::: yep thats where she meant.. ok good Mary, its perfectly normal. OH wait. let's call your dad and let him know :o)~ Its the little things that mean alot when I am sick can you tell?

Smile- I found Organic pancake batter in a spray can. Lazy? Yes. resourceful? oh yes. Gonna be hilarious when Danny mistake the can for whipped cream? Oh I can't wait.

Shout- Last night we watched the Boy in the striped pyjamas (I spelt it right.. google it) anyways... WOW. That movie. but why is this a shout? the end. Its not right. its sad. Watch it. trust me?

Something- Cheesecake is a beautiful thing. that is a BIG something. Team USA is tanking in this game.. :o( so not cool. but that does mean the Mets get back David Wright in a few days.. WOOHOOO. Baseball is back.. and I love that. I love spring for baseball. Thats right I said it. I am ALL about the game.

Ok there is a blog.. I am sorry it didn't make a lot of sense. I promise my not me Monday will be a little more sane.. or at least I will try.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The rumor of my demise....

was only slightly exaggerated today. I have had a rash all over my arms (and um other places) for well, for longer then I should have let it go. Now, my arms are swollen and I have places I have scratched raw because it hurts so bad. I went to see my doctor a giant quack, on Wednesday who basically told me it was something for a demeratolagist. Forget the fact that there was heat coming from it, and that it hurt so extremely bad. @@ So this morning I dropped AJ off at baseball (welcome to my world til October.. traveling team this year.. hes tickled I am gonna be worn out by July guarantee it). after another night of no sleep, chuck and I agreed today I needed to go to get my arms and self looked at. I saw the most wonderful doctor, he made things so much better and gave me a game plan, told me he sees an allergic reaction, and we narrowed it down to the laundry detergent I had to use all of because I am too cheap not to. I didn't get treated because well I am cheap. I didn't want to pay our co-pay. So now this leads us to now, I am on a steroid and an anti-inflamatory and anti itch medecation. For, the first time in almost two weeks, I have not spent the night clawing my skin off, and being miserable. I think I may actually :::shock! gasp!:::: sleep tonight.

Unfortunately due to this turn up, my prizes for my giveaway are now going out Monday, please accept my apologies and please no I do not frequently run so late. I am so sorry!! As for the short blog.. my meds are kicking in. .I will post more tomorrow. Sleep sweet. I know I am sure gonna try!!!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Fiver part 2.

Again, this is a Friday Fiver.. today for fun I googled Random questions and I got some doozies LOL. I found something that offered 50 Random questions, I asked my partner in crime friend Mel to give me 5 numbers she picked 5, 7, 14, 19, and 22. So the following questions will be answered. The first person to leave a comment can pick another nunber I will add. :o)~ Just for fun.

Question number 5: When is the last time you went to the mall?

I have no clue, Malls require money and I am what I like to refer to as professionally broke.. I am so good at it, I have turned it into an art form.

Question number 7: Do you have a car worth over $2000?

Yes, two of them actually. My Pontiac Montana (which is NUSED. New to me but Used) and the Chrysler Town and Country (Which is blue booked for more then $2000 but with its current transmission issues I would not give you a dime for it lol.

Question number 14: Last Food you ate?

There were two Pooh and Tigger waffles left over this morning and I ate them after I made David and Emily waffles. :o)~ They were good too lol.

Question number 19: What is your favorite animal?

Hmm.. I love elephants.. I love the way they look I have no idea why but I do.

Question number 22: Worst injury you've ever had?

Ok.. this is gonna sound odd, but AJ was falling down our basement steps, when he was two years old. .I caught him by the arm and slid down four steps on the side of my foot. I fractured my ankle and broke my foot. It was barney purple for WEEKS. Lots of fun. .really.

Ok there are my five questions so today I have a challenge. Pick five questions (any five you want) off of this site. Top Ten Lists - 50 Random Questions. They can be whatever numbers you want and then post it on your blog.. it will relieve some stress trust me :o)~ lol. Have fun!! its Friday.. and T.G.I.F!!!!!

Edited to add my question number 32 given to me by my new friend Carol: What do you want to know about the future?

I want to know if all my kids will grow up to be happy and well adjusted grownups. I want to know if they will ever figure out that I really DO know more then they give me credit for and I want to know if those pesky pre baby pounds will EVER go away :o)~

Thanks Carol for playing along!! whos next???

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thursdays This and that and that and this..

I am reading a book that I was bullied suggested strongly (She MAILED it to me. ok?) that I read "The Shack" by my darling frined Karen. This book is just amazing, I had already mostly read it, but i did the mom thing. .read it not really soak it in.. Tonight I brought it with me to Perpetual adoration, and while there I REALLY read it and paid attention. In an hour I read over 60 pages. Since the big joke in our house is, if anyone gets a book I read it last because I read so slow.. this is amazing. This book is just so wow. There are no other words. If you want to read a book that will make you think and really feel something read it. ok? (no bullying here)

Today was a beautiful spring day, it was 73 degrees. That was then.. this is now. Now only 3 hours since I had on capris and I was comfy, I am now in a thermal shirt, long pants and socks. Ok Mother Nature.. Your not cute.. cut it out. Spring needs to come and JUST stay ok? seriously now. I just need to be warm is what I think it is..

So this weird rashy thing has appeared on my arms.... they are killing me. I have no idea what it is.. better then that the doctor has referred me to a dermatolagist cause I am fairly certain THEY don't know what it is either. Grrreeeeeaaaattt. What sitnks is it keeps me up at night, so now I take benadryl to try and make me NOT scratch my arms the next day I have what I lovingly refer to as a Benadryl hang over.. It really is not as fun as it sounds. I promise. But ya know I guess it could be worse.. right??

And finally, I am so profoundly saddened by the death of Natasha Richardson. She was so amazing to watch, so beautiful, and so in love with her family. My heart breaks for Liam Neeson, her boys and the rest of her family. My deepest sympathies go out to the family and my prayers that they will get through this is with them. I will certainly miss seeing her act on the screen. :o(

Ok. I am going to go and do some wifely duties (help make dinner and help him with homework. more later).

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Why me Wednesday?

Why Me Wednesday, a blog festival began by listening to my sweet 17 year old daughter constantly ask "Why me?.. so feel free to join in.. I am Mr linky stupid. soo if someone wants to explain how to use him, I am game to set it up :o)~ if not .. just blog it for yourself.. Why me Wednesday gives you writes to complain all you want as long as you say "Why me" afterwards.

I just noticed this blog on Tabitha's page.. and realized I didn't even realize it was Wednesday.. Why me??

I feel like this week is just crawling by, and perhaps that is why I did not realize it. Why me?

I need a vacation, I am so tired and irritable lately. .I need some me time. Why me?

The cleaning fairies are late again, and my living room needs help. Why me?

I think its sad that I believe in the clean up fairies but I won't stop because well I need them to blame.. Why me?

I got a call from Danny's Social studies and English teacher, he apparently has spring fever and has stopped doing homework and has a D in both classes.. WHY ME??

I am hopelessly addicted to facebook.. sighs. (hey hey if you have one add me!) Why me??

I have a hangover today from ST Patricks day festivities.. ok that would be more fun if it was true.. I have a hangover because I took two benadryl and today I am in a benadryl foggg.. why me?

I tried to figure out Mr Linky.. but he doesn't like me.. why me?

and finally...

There are two more days til Friday and I am ready to turn off my alarm clocks TODAY. why me???

So what has you saying why me?? Cat and Dog fighting? Kids fighting? hubby being a pain in the ahem.. go ahead join in the fun!!! :o)~ it feels good to vent and be allowed to whine!!!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March Madness Giveaway winners!!!

First of all, I want to say that I owe you guys big.. I was about to give up.. lose my smile.. tack myself up as a loser blog giverawayer (is that a word?) yes it is now...I decided.. and I have not had anything GREEN to drink today either.. so we can't even blame it on that :o)~ Ok.. back to my winners.. my lovely wonderful winners... winners?? did you see Winners?? yes, everyone knows I stink at giving ONE award so four.. count them FOUR of you have been declared winners.. TADA.. :o)~ now.. I must request you email me your address, you can send them to me at I am so very excited!!!! Ok.. now on to the shoooowwwwww:

First prize.. .winner of the March Madness care package:

March 16, 2009 10:33 AM Joey's Mama said..My son's hugs and kisses.Chocolate.St. Brendan's Irish Cream Liquor.A good night's sleep.A nice long hot bath.A good book to get lost in.:-)Carol

CONGRATS CAROL!!! :o)~ It was unanimously decided by our committee!! (you said words that spoke to us: hugs kisses, chocolate, good book, and Irish cream!! you were a shoe in!!! Send me your addy!!!

Honorable Mention?? whats Honorable Mention????? Well, that is when we declare too many of you to give one second place.. so instead we give 3. :o)~ I thought you guys were awesome!! And I will be sending you a surprise? What is it? A surprise! Come on tell me.. NO that is no fun. .come back and visit tell us whatcha got :o)~ Send me your addys too!!!

Winners are Claire, Maura and Janis

March 16, 2009 11:00 AM Claire said... One thing that ALWAYS makes me *mad* is when my boys are doing something they shouldnt be, and its so hilarious we all just laugh. I LOVE it, as awful as that sounds, nothing is better than "sternness" being replaced by the uncontrollable laughter!

March 16, 2009 12:52 PM Maura said... When my dh wakes me up to have coffee with him before work at 5:00am 'just because' he doesn't want the whole day to go by without him spending time with just us...Awwww. :yawn: but awww...

March 16, 2009 4:09 PM janis said... Karen sent me too, and I will be a follower :)What drives me mad is when my husband puts the kids to bed and what drives me madder is when he is wearing eternity and puts the kids to bed all in one night :)

Thank you again everyone!! Happy St Patricks DAY!!!!

Happy Saint Patricks Day!!!!

Today is the feast of Saint Patrick, the corned beef is in the crockpot, ah the Irish cream is in the freezer, and the day is full of green ;o)~ I love this holiday, from the time I was a little girl embracing my Irish side was perfectly fine. And today, I am embracing it as always. (Chuck never complains.. he loves the corned beef). The only thing I do not partake in is the green beer.. Even though I have found a beer I like there is no way I am turning it green. lol Not since when I was 19 and my brother came out of the bathroom after lunch at Bennigans (*sigh* I miss them . I loved their broc bites), and informed us "I just peed green" um no thanks lol

So today, this blog is going to well pass along a few Irish smiles for you, first of all an Irish Blessing:

An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,and rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

I love this holiday, I love everything about it.. the good food, the good times, the celebrating that today it is ok for everyone to be a little bit irish. :o)~ We put Emily in the same shirt she wore last year.. I knew it would probably fit because the smallest I could find last year was a 12 months size. So I figured oh what the heck.. below are pictures of last year and today lol

St Patricks Day.. 2008. she was 2.5 months old. lol.

St Patricks Day 2009, 14 months old... so cute. and LOOK at that red hair?? no denying she's got a tid bit of the Irish Lass in her eh?

Thanks to my sweet Karen and her sweet sweet friends, I will be awarding my contest winner today after all. . Please check back later on. .I have to bring it to a committee vote (ok, its me Chuck and the kids.. but we are almost as big as a committee!!)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Not Me Monday.

This blog carnival was created by MckmamaYou can head over to her blog an find out what she and everybody else has not been doing this week.

There is absolutly no chance that I forced my family to spring clean with me all weekend even though they did not see where the house needed it.. but since I did.. I made them.. nope not me.

I did not then thoroughly enjoy my 17 year old giving her younger siblings a mighty tongue lashing for NOT helping out with the tasks we had at hand.

I did NOT go to the dollar store for three items, and leave with twelve.. because who would do that? certainly not me.

I did NOT put up another new blog giveaway to find it totally ignored by everyone except Crystal and my sweet daughter (who posted it on her blog).. it did not break my heart again that I am not just popular :o( Nope not me..

I did NOT decide that Stressed out is just a way of life for me.. and while eventually it may stop being a way of life this week, I am just going to embrace it.

I did NOT push my husband last night repeatedly to get him to move and stop snoring so I might be able to get a few hours of sleep.. to only in the end see my clock one last time at 4:14 AM still wide awake and unhappy. Nope not me.

I did NOT allow a teenager a mental health day so I could sleep in some this morning so I would be human and not an alien mom with the younger kids.. who would do that??

I did NOT just tell off the friend mentioned three posts ago because when she questioned me how I was, I told her "I have to fill a prescription" she replied "well that sucks.. we have medical" I did not tell her well "my husband works for a living and we don't qualify for it" Nope that would be hateful and i would not do that.

I did not then feel proud of myself for doing exactly what I said I did not do.

And finally.....

I did not just finish this Not Me Monday and head into the shower because of course at 12:38 PM I am already dressed. Nope not me.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday's Sharing.

Today I got up (I slept til 9:30) and I went to Mass. The priest a nice Irish man named Father Rafferty, reminded us all that Wednesday Tuesday is a special feast day and that we need to all celebrate by wearing our green (St Patricks day) (he said Wednesday first and then replies well most people will party for so long that it will probably be both lol)this immediately brought me back to when I was a little girl and we had a priest named Father Hughes who would come out every year and sing Danny Boy Acapella. It was always AMAZING. And it made me kind of miss him, ok . my dad went to his St Patricks day mass every year... I MISS him. :o( But for some reason.. again.. sitting in Mass being there.. made it all better. I wish I could get back the past few years, but instead of dwelling on that, I will realize I am just glad to be back there and on Tuesday as I make my Corned beef and cabbage, wear my green, and play a CD that I am about to make (corny irish songs. .I do it every year much to my poor childrens chagrin), I will think of my dad. :o)~

We finished up the spring cleaning (I got it right today Crystal), and I feel so genuinely thrilled the house is done. No, it wasn't horrible but it was just in need of a little spring time love.. so if Spring left cause my house was not clean.. its ok spring. .we are done.. YOU can come back now!!! I am sorry we were bad.. ok? there I said it.. Please come back.. I promise we will keep it up. I won't let coffee cups sit in the sink for more then 6 hours (From the time I get up and the high schoolers get home.. heehee), I will pick up dirty towels on the floor (before they get dragged through the house by the dog, cat or 1 year old), I will let David have control of the remote (the first person who admits that I already do that will be blocked :oPTPTPT. Yep, I mean it too.. ok probably not...

We watched Twilight today.. ok.. seriously? I really do like this movie.. I have seent it now four times :oX. Stephanie has decided she HAS to have it... so we will own it on Saturday but for now.. we just got it because well Mel and Chuck love me :o)~ (he works at a video store.. we get prestreets. .I called Mel and well I begged.. there is no other way to say it) we watched it.. she declared she wants an Edward. Ok.. Edward is great..and I am so on Team Edward. .but why not go for someone who doesn't bite. (HA I made a funny) ok.. sorry.. its been a long day... If she wants Edward that is ok too. .but at least make him wash his hair and brush it. sheesh...

Ok. .I am off to make brownies and blondies. have a lovely day!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saturdays aren't supposed to feel so long....

This morning, even though the wicked alarm clock was in the off position, I still found myself awake at 7 AM, we will not go into how completely wrong I find this.. no we will just go through the motions of my day and why at 8:00 PM I am wishing I could go to bed.. proofing once again that I am old.

7 AM- I wake up, call Stephanies cell phone to make sure she is up for her field trip (lazy? you betcha).. she is.. I wake Chuck (the driver.. hey his car was behind mine he lost by default). I check to make sure she has coffee on.

715 AM- They leave for the field trip and of course I tell myself I am going back to bed.. haha I crack me up.. it did NOT happen this way.

730 AM- I call the bank.. hey we all have our little anal retentive things.. this is mine.. its the occupational hazard of being an accountants daughter.

745 AM- I try and tell myself I am going back to bed.. not.. didn't happen. I start my list.. WOOHOO spring cleaning.. WOOHOO! this will be fun.. if you think Chinese water torture is fun.. then it was.

830 AM- I grab a shower, become human start my list I am good to go.. I am prepared and planned today.. woot woot.

9:30 AM- Chuck aka the living dead wakes up, also Princess Pea stirs as well.. I throw her in the tub :::Scrub a dub dub.. Emily yelled in the tub::::: then got mad she had to get out..

10 AM Chuck and I head to the dollar store for 3 things. .12 dollars later we are done.. oh don't judge you do it too.. ;oP We talk about how the new vans clock keeps resetting but hey there is nothing wrong. .its a new car.. what could be wrong.. Murphy is NOT funny.

1015 AM we go see Mel grab Australia head to Wawa for gas. I call the car lot people explain what is up, they tell me to bring it over Monday they will give me something to drive.. NO harm NO foul..

1020 AM Chuck refuels..we go to restart the van.. nothing.. nada.. DEAD. damn. I call them back.. "hi remember me?"

1140 AM- we head to the Lot AFTER someone finally jumps our stupid Van.. I growl the whole way.. we pull in.. I try to show the guy .. the stupid van starts everytime he thinks I am nuts.. he gives us an Isuzu Rodeo to drive around in . .::ahem::: fun car.

12:45 PM we go pick up Steph from her field trip head home and finally begin the spring training list ( see 745 AM)

2:05 PM- Nap time for Emily. .and well Stephanie.. who is tired and grumpy..

300 PM- I make homemade meataballs (my first time. a HUGE hit. except with David who HATES spaghetti and meatballs) we make dinner, we eat and now it is

8 PM-- and I wanna know on a Saturday night is it wrong to go to bed.. Gee I am such a party animal..

Yawn.. more tomorrow.. promise.. Yawn.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Fiver...

My lovely Karen friend (who is NOT lovely because she is going to Walt Disney World tomorrow and thats JUST not right), used to do something she called a friday fiver. .she would ask questions and then ask for answers, so awwwwwaaaaayyyyy we go.

1) You have twenty four hours to pack up only necessary items before you have to bail out of your house what do you grab?

For me this is a no brainer, I would grab Matthews box (everything I have from his 22 hours), I would grab my Pooh collectibles, pictures, my laptop (hey hey I need this), and momentos from our family life.

2) If you had to eat only one food and drink one drink the rest of your life what would it be?

Chicken. .I can make it 100 different ways :o)~ and I would have to say Dr Pepper ( even if I am on a sprite kick right now)

3) what is your least favorite chore to do in the house?

The bathroom.. hello.. boys are GROSS and girls are pretty gross too lol.

4) Hit Random on your windows media player, IPOD, or Tv music channelswhat song plays? Do it again...

My life would suck without you--Kelly Clarkson and then Hammerhead Stew- Delbert Mcclinton

5) You are told you have to live out one source of entertainment for the rest of your life, TV, Music, or Movies.. what do you pick?

TV. As long as I have movies and Music I am good. :o)~

Ok what are your five answers??? Also my dear friend Julie gave me an award yesterday that touched my heart. I will be posting about that tonight or tomorrow. :o)~ Have a lovely day!! And thanks to everyone for answering yesterdays blog and letting me know I am not crazy.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Can someone explain to me....

I am a firm believer that nobody should live for free, and everyone should be held accountable. That being said... a friend of mine moved recently, she packed up her two kids, her animals, her spouse, half of his family and they all moved to a different state. They are living with his family for right now, her husband who had been in the military, got out two years ago and has been floating from job to job never putting his feet on the the ground and she calls us about once a month begging us to please put money in their account for food. ("Just $40 will get us through"). When they were making this move, I told her him leaving a good sound job to go somewhere to "start over" with no irons in the fire is crazy. She called me today to tell me I was wrong. OK I can totally accept being wrong. Its not the first time, it won't be the last. Then she told me... why I am wrong. She said to me "we applied for welfare, food stamps, housing and medicaid, we are getting everything and we don't have to pay a dime for it all isn't that great" While I do not ever begrudge ANYONE help when they need it, her husband has effectively stopped looking for work because he "put 3 years in the military and deserves a break" Let me tell you.. my mouth was on the floor. Chuck works 3 jobs.. .and he goes to school. I take care of the kids at home, take care of the bills, and make sure the ends justify the means. Even with 3 jobs, we struggle daily. I don't have my nails done, there are bills that have to get slid to the back burner at times, and while my kids aren't starving or crying for what they do not have.. there is plenty they do not receive. For someone to tell me, her husband DESERVES a break has me livid. There is no reason why the state should be supporting them, supplementing I can understand that... but why should our taxes pay for him to sit home and smoke cigarettes among other things? Am I wrong to be upset? Am I out of line? If someone can explain to me why I am wrong, I will retract everything I said. if not. I will stand firm on my beliefs.

Growling done for today...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Why Me Wednesday

The blog that allows you to complain and resolve that complaint by asking "Why me?"

The weather is warm and sunny one day and cold the next.. its affecting my allergies.. Why me?

I have had a headache for three days, its not getting better no matter what I take. why me?

I bought the family all new toothbrushes this week.. obnoxious dog found two down low. and chewed them up. Why me?

Sometimes I feel like I could disappear and nobody would notice. .why me?

Other times I feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders.. why me?

I have little booboos all over my arms that itch.. we have no clue what it is.. but its bugging me.. why me?

Emily is growing up so fast all of a sudden she went from barely walking. .to walking.. to today she tried to run.. why me?

My dog is barking at the wind outside truly proving shes a dumb dog. why me?

I could sleep all day but at night i can't sleep for more then an hour at a time.. why me?

And finally... its only Wednesday and there are two more days until friday....sighs.. why me?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Survey Says.................

Ok this was sent to me earlier this month, I was saving it for a day when I needed blog help.. well chickadees TODAY is the day.. I feel tired and weak. ( I think i am having BP issues again.. I can feel my heart beating in my ears) So I decided today is the day..

The Most Random Survey

What's the first thing you do when waking up in the morning? Pee. No reason to candy coat it. I PEE.
Do you prefer a shower or bath? Showers in a rush. .a bath to soak. .but I have had like 3 since we moved in this house... no time without someone walking in.. kid.. dog.. husband. cats.

How many times a day do you brush your teeth? 2.. and that sadly really isnt enough
How often do you find yourself thinking about your ex? every other friday.. Child support pay day lol
What kind of cell phone do you have? LG Env2 Maroon.
What would you do with your significant other if you knew today was your last day with them? You can bet the phrase bom chicka wow wow would be involved
Have you said "I love you" today? yes
What's one thing you actually remember about kindergarten? This is the day. This is the day.. that the Lord has made that the Lord has made.. Let us rejoice let us rejoice and be glad in it! and be glad in it!! Want proof I went to kindergarten in Texas in the 70s? it was a PUBLIC shool lol
Did you cry at your graduation or smile because you were glad it was over? Cried and smiled and sweated my ass off. .it was 104 degrees in the gym
Are you closer with your mom or dad? Mom.. my dads in Heaven
Do you prefer the tanning bed or the sun? Sun
Is chocolate really better than sex? well I have chocolate ALOT more then I have sex so you do the math
What's 2 of your favorite movies?Fireproof and The Notebook and PS I love you
What's the last thing you think about before going to sleep at night? is the alarm clock set?
What would you do if your best friend jumped on your ex the day after you two split? die of shock.. the only reason she would jump on him would be to kick his ass lol
How many rumors have you heard about yourself? plenty ROFLMAO
Which one did you find to be the funniest? that I still had feelings for my EX from my ex's EX girlfriend did you get that?
Does your life seem to revolve around drama? my family puts the fun in dysfunctional
What's a nickname you go by? Pooh
What are 3 places you want to see in the world? Australia, Ireland, and Euro Disney
A movie or a long walk in the park on the first date? movie then a long walk after
What are 3 of the first things you notice about the opposite sex? arms, eyes, smile
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? old
In 10? older
Do long distance relationships actually work out? Some do.. some struggle
Ever thought you met "The One"? no, I didn't think . I KNEW
What are 2 of your favorite places to eat? Logan's and Red Robin.. yum
3 of your favorite places to shop? Old Navy, Disney Store, Walmart
Do you currently have a job? I am a mom.. its a job. TRUST me only my neanderthal knuckle scraping brother doesnt think so.
Which would you rich and miserable, or poor and extremely happy? poor and happy. I do it so well now .. why stop?
What's one of your favorite TV shows? NCIS
Would you ever date someone covered in tats and piercings? Chuck has tats
What's your favorite perfume or cologne for the opposite sex? Good ole Polo or Drakkar
Do you believe the first kiss tells you everything you need to know about the relationship? No chance... its like the sixth or seventh
Where do your hands go when kissing someone? depends on whos getting the kiss
Do you know who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Sponebob Square Pants
How many showers do you take in one day? 1 unless its brutal then 2
Are those better when you've got someone to join you?at times
Would you want a house at the beach or in the mountains? beach
Which would you rather have...a huge walk in shower or a jacuzzi bath tub big enough for 2? jacuzzi tub
What are 2 of your favorite colors? turquoise and purple
What's your favorite ice cream? mint chocolate chip
Do you like Starbucks...or are they just overpriced? Love it.. but it is pricey
What color are your eyes? Brown
How many times has an ex just called you up when you least expect it? alot. .but we are friends so its ok
Do you ever actually make your bed? yes every morning
How many pillows do you have to sleep with? 7 on the bed
Do you prefer to sleep alone or with someone? with someone
What could you tolerate...someone who snores or a sleep walker? I have a snorer lol
Ever think Texas should just be part of Mexico? Nooooo
What time is it right now? 8:06 PM
What's your zodiac sign? Gemini
How long does it usually take you to get dressed? 5-20 minutes depending on what I am doing.
Do you prefer to call or text someone? call but I text a ton too
Who is your celebrity heart-throb? Garth Brooks <3
Would you have survived 100 years ago? sure.
What was one thing you wanted for your birthday you didn't get? I don't know
Are you a happy person? yes :o)~
If money was no option...what type car would you own? A BIG one lol. six kids
What are 3 set radio stations in your vehicle right now? Eagle 97.3, 94.9 the Point, and 98.7 WNOR or FM99.
Do they "wear-out" good songs by over playing them? OH way too often
What's one thing you always said you'd never do but have done? have more then 3 kids.. oopsie. my bad
What have you done that you are proud of? Raised strong confident kids.
Do you go to church every Sunday? as of the past four weeks, yes I do
Do you have a hidden talent? I can make humans :o)~ but I retired
Are you an adrenaline junkie or someone who plays-it-safe? a little of both
Do you like water parks? yes love them.
What do you normally eat for breakfast? cereal, grits or a grapefruit
What is one of your childhood memories? Going to Paris with my grandparents and family and our van died.. we had to sleep overnight in Paris.
Do you like to cuddle? I do
Do you have an actual comforter on your bed? yes
Do you like the heat or cold weather? hot. beach all the way.. so david can PEE in the water more.. lol
What was your favorite cartoon as a kid? Flintstones or Jetsons
Do you prefer dogs or cats? Dogs.. sometimes.. but ours is a pain in the arse
When no one is you actually walk around naked? NOOO
Have you ever seen a ghost? Sometimes I feel my dad around.. does that count?
What's the best movie you've seen recently? Twilight
Do you prefer scary movies or comedies? Comedies
Ever had a huge crush on someone and never tell them? yes
Did you high school have the clicks like Mean Girls? yes
Are you a bashful or outgoing person? outgoing
If you could change one thing about your body...would you? YEP I would change
alot. .I am not a big fan of "Me"
If someone held a gun to your head and asked you..."Do you believe in God?" what would you say? Yes I do.
Would you drive 1000 miles for the one you love? I would drive 100 times more for someone I love
Would you actually relocate for the one you can't live without? Yes, what part of Navy wife don't you understand?
How many kids do you want? 6.. 6 sounds good. :o)~
What's your favorite name for a girl and boy? Stephanie, Mary, Emily for girls.. Matthew, Daniel, Andrew and David for boys lol (all my kids names)
Have you ever actually snuck out of your house? Yes.. numerous times as a teen and as an adult
How many things have you done that your parents don't know about? tons
Ever been taken to jail? Nope
What are you about to do now that this survey is over? Thank GOD its over.

Monday, March 9, 2009

March MADNESS!!!!!

No, we aren't talking basketball... heavens NO! We aren't talking a shopping sale although if anyone has any and you wanna pipe up, go on ahead!! No we are talking about the March giveaway.. come on you were all wondering "hmm will there or won't there be? What will she do?" HA! she'll NEVER tell!! ok. .she will.. and she will now. I adore Louise and her lovely tarts, they are making my world a nicer place to breathe (hello.. teenage boys+allergy to water (no they aren't really they just THINK they are= BIG stink+ Nice smelling Tart=Stinky boy who?) Anyways.. I digress...

This month, well as always there is theme.... the theme is "what drives you mad?" NO not angry.. MAD in a good way.. come on you KNOW what I mean.. don't make me spell it out for you and please for the love of pete do NOT spell it out for me :oX. (Err um I mean nasty stuff. btw.. you can tell me the good stuff in details.. but I don't want to know that one spot that drives you mad.. because well.. sheesh we need to keep things PG rated.)

soooo up for offer this month is a March Madness CARE package:

The following items will be thrown in this box and possibly if Ifeel froggy more.. and I usually feel froggy:

Sexiest Fantasies Parfums de Coeur <---one body lotion and one body spray from this line.. VERY nice line.

Dream Tarts - Home <---Louise is donating some tarts to the giveaway :o)~

Something sweet <----what could it be? I'll never tell.. :o)~

Something unique <--- what does this mean.. ahaha you will have to SEE!!!!!

Something Mad <----- again... what is this?? :o)~

Now its your turn.. Enter... tell me what drives you MAD.. then earn a second entry.. tell me you follow me. a THIRD entry? (Shes GONE MAD!!) well tell others about this giveaway :o)~ Everyone is open to enter.. prior winners included.. so get thinking this contest ends on March 17... The luck of the Irish be with you!! :o)~

Not Me Monday.....

This blog carnival was created by MckmamaYou can head over to her blog an find out what she and everybody else has not been doing this week.
I did NOT go sit on the beach yesterday in the 82 degree weather because well I could, and I needed a bit of Sun and Fun.

I did NOT then witness my handsome 4 year old son inform us "I have to pee" and proceed to walk to the water line and well.. here you tell me... @@

I did NOT witness Mary make a SAND angel and when questioned get told "well we never get snow.. so why not?" Two points Mary. .you win.

I did NOT tease my son Danny when he took off his shirt after a long winter by singing "BLINDED by the white" a take on "Blinded by the night" therefore once again SHOWING my age.

I did NOT go out for good music and good drinks on Saturday night leaving my husband home with all the kids. .yes I did. .and it was fun :o)~

I did NOT find a beer I like, then have to find it in the store and share it with said husband.
I did NOT sleep til 9 AM this morning, justifying it to myself because "the kids aren't up... why should I be??"

I did NOT decide on Saturday to do a new blog contest for March.. heehee. (will post that in a few)

I did NOT put on a pair of overall shorts from last year that would not give me even a courtesy pull and they fit PERFECT :o)~

and finally I did NOT watch Yo Gabba Gabba with my 14 month old daughter who is dealin with issues with Day light savings time at 11:30 last night because she could not sleep, and she LOVEs that show, and if I did Maybe it was because I felt guilty for making her sit on the sand yesterday where she was completely MORTIFIED by the feel of the Sand.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The weekend in Review..

The? Ok more importantly mine :o)~. Let me see what did I do this weeekend:

Friday night: we stayed home.. sounds kind of boring.. but we actually got alot done, we grocery shopped, made dinner (Broc and cheese soup. Yum-O and provolone cheese sandwiches.

Saturday morning: I got up.. pushed Chuck out of bed, he went to work.. I sorted out Emilys clothes.. it is entirely too hard to pick 1 cute outfit when you have so many for spring.. TOTALLY not fair. Then I got dressed....

Saturday afternoon: Mel, the girls and I headed for Hampton I had an errand to run, we then went to visit my favorite baby merchandiser (she sells baby stuff SUPER cheap), I grabbed a Elmo for Emily (ok.. let's discuss him for a second.. he plays music with a guitar... WHAT I was thinking is beyond me....Steph found a Rainbow brite doll.. a book for David called David gets in trouble, which was PAINFULLY acurate. He got a bag of random toys he can hold in his hands (his favorites) and we got Mary a Bratz cadillac and two Bratz dolls. then off to lunch at Cheeseburger in Paradise. Which was yummy yummy yummy. We then headed home through all the Phish fans (THAT was fun)

Saturday evening: I went to Mass, I told Chuck and Mel I was going to apologize for whatever I was gonna do later on that night. We came back, Chuck worked on his homework. We worked on dinner. I put on a good boob shirt (ok you all know you own one right?) and Mel and I went off to see Seth Walker.

saturday night: We get to the Taphouse in Norfolk. Mel walks in and is greeted like the movie star she is :o)~ (I refer to her concert person as "Concert Mel") We meet up with the guys from the nights show (Seth Walker, Josh his bassist and his drummer who sadlys name I can't recall right now) we ate a fantastic crab dip, had a glass of wine, chatted, had another glass of wine, Chatted some more, I ordered a beer off the beer menu (hey were were in a TAP house.. I had to). I ordered a Woodchuck Amber Draft Cider. It was made with 7 different kinds of apples. It was fabulous.. I told Mel I am drinking Cider. she said "when did Cider get a head on it?" "um.. now?" I am not a beer drinker but I LOVE Apple cider. good beer. Anyways.. we watched Seth Walker put on a fantastic show, and watched the patrons of the restaurant REALLY swing dance which was on.. OH wait and the drunk guy when I went to the bathroom and didn't realize there was a line and he cursed at me and told me "we are in a #*@)# line and you need to get to the end of the @#%*@)#%* line" yeah real charmer.. someone else came to my rescue and snarled at him. After the show we said our goodbyes, got pictures and hugs and headed off to the house. got home Thanks to stupid Daylight savings at 3:30 AM. :oX

Sunday Morning: Emily decides she loves me and gets up at 9 AM. I love her. She gets handed off to our daughter Saint Mary.. I curse that orange thing in the sky (some call it the sun) because I am not ready to see it yet. and go back to sleep for an hour.. We get up later and start to get everyone together to go build sandcastles on the beach. I write Chuck a grocery list, a short time later we are heading to the beach.

Sunday Afternoon: BEACH. Sun.. fun.. well except for Emily who was NOT a fan of sand in her toes.. she was annoyed.. BIG time. But we had a good time getting out in the sand sun and fun.

Sunday night: We made dinner.. Chuck had to go to work, and in a little while I may go to bed. :o)~ More tomorrow and there will be a few things on my Not Me Monday lol.

Grr I had pics to Add but stupid Blogger is being a jerk.. grrr.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturdays Blog...

We are sorry... if you came to this page anticipating seeing one of Tricia's sometimes fun, sometimes entertaining, always very full of talk about children blogs, we are sorry but she has taken the day off to go out with her best friend to see Seth Walker (look him up!! really good music). Earlier in the day when she was out, instead of blogging she was enjoying 76 degree weather with her daughters and said best friend :oX. She will return tomorrow, same blog time, same blog channel! Have a nice night.... mine will involve something that doesn't come in a juice box, a plastic bottle and does involve being carded. NIGHT!! :o)~

Friday, March 6, 2009

Factoid Friday.....

I have been trying to figure out what to post today.. I am in a bit of a funk today, so it took me a bit to come up with something. so I decided to post factoids about me, my kids etc.

Chuck is my second husband, my first husband was the oldest four kids father, he and I broke up after he had a 3 year affair with my best friend.. I tried to make it work but every fight I threw the affair in his face. We are the best of friends now, but it took us a long time to get to that point.

My oldest daughter is the only person I know who at 17 knows EVERYTHING she wants to do with her life.. she wants to go into the Navy and she wants to be a lawyer. I am so proud of her.

Danny could spend 24 hours a day on a video game if we let him... too bad for him. .we don't

AJ has played baseball every season since he was 4 and started with TBall. He starts to bug me in January about when sign ups are, he eats sleeps and breathes baseball. He is a dedicated player and even a dedicated fan of the Mets.

Mary has horrible eye sight, she is legally blind in her left eye, and we found this out when she was 8. Slowly but surely we are retraining her eyes but it has been a LONG hard battle to get to this point. Her old school finally got her IEP done and I am so glad because it has made all the difference for her.

David has Aspergers syndrome. We always suspected there was something going on in his mind, but found out on Tuesday of this week that he definitely has Aspergers Syndrome. He is an amazing little boy with a very active imagination :o)~

Emily started walking last week, she has seven teeth and is currently cutting 3 more which is probably why she is so moody lol. She was a complete shock (Cinco de mayo + Margarita + miscalculation on ovulation = Emily :o)~

Mel and I listen to the kids complain every day how long it takes to straighten up the house, she and I finished the entire house in 30 minutes to include dishes and vacuuming. Talk about speed cleaning. :o)~ and unlike the kids we didnt shove anything.

I gave away a diaper box of Summer clothes from Emily today on freecycle.. So now she only has FOUR boxes of clothes :oX Sad isnt it? Sadder still 1/2 of them are 18 months and she is still in 6/9 months and 12 months clothes.

Hmmm what else? oh the alarm clocks are turned off for tomorrow and Sunday. .wooohooo

oh and when did day light savings time get so early. .geesh.

ok.. I am off on some errands more later!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Questions that nobody can answer..

Have you ever noticed there are questions that will pick your brain.. no matter how bad you want and need an answer you can never seem to find one. So today I have a series of such questions and I would like answers to them, if you can come up with something.. creative.

1) Why is it so easy to share your food with the dog, but so hard to share it with your baby sister? David had both of them begging for a dorito (yea good mom of the year award for me. .go me) anyways.. he gave the dog one and told the baby sister NO. Umm. hmm.

2) Why do we all live for Freecycle and Craigslist? We want to get rid of our own stuff but have no issue taking stuff other people are giving away. and I am so guilty of this you have no idea.

3) Why is it that if you REALLY hate a song you know every word but if you LOVE a song you can't remember anything but the chorus and do the whole hmmm hmmm hmmm thing through out the song.

4) Why is it if someone says to you "you really should try this place" you are like "nah not really" but then when TWO people say "no its the BOMB you gotta try it" you race over there to try it. For the record, Firehouse subs kick butt.. and I will now listen to Mom and Nikia more (happy?)

5) Why is it that when the alarm clock goes off you hit snooze numerous times, but then on that last time when you get up you are mad because you are late.

6) Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near? Sorry thats a song lyric.. my bad.

7) Why is it that when your 4 year old you can ask why questions all day long, but when someone else, say a 37 year old mother, does it back, said four year old is allowed to get annoyed?

8) Why is it that we count down the week til we get til Friday, but we never count down the weekend to get back to Monday.

9) Why is it that kids can complain about the food they get at lunch at school and then come home and eat a TV dinner that is pretty much the same slop in close to the same tray?

10) Why is it that will watch your favorite TV show over and over and over even though its a repeat you have seen close to 50 times and still act surprised at the ending even though you have seen it before.

And finally.

Why does a person feel the need to blog why questions.. wait I can answer that.. no really I can't :oX Have a nice day, I am gonna go countdown til Friday :o)~

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Why me Wednesday?

Here we go again, with another rousing edition of Why me Wednesday? Why because we like you! Wait.. thats the Mickey Mouse theme song.. my bad.

The alarm went off this morning... why me?

Then Chucks went off.. over and over and over and over and over.. why me?

I woke up to find out we were out of milk.. and we have a one year old who would NOT approve..why me?

Had to run to Food Lion to get milk, and miraculiously numerous other items found their way into the cart.. why me?

Chucks FAFSA check isn't here yet, and we REALLY would like to see it.... we NEED it. Why me?

Every day it seems like the schools need more money for us, field trips, class dues, who knows what else.. Why me?

As quickly as the money comes in, we pay the pills and it leaves.. why me?

I have cleaned up the living room four times today, and hurricane Emily and tropical storm David have redid it for me each time.. why me?

Emily has learned how to climb up on the couch, and therefore is part mountain goat like her siblings.. why me?

and finally....

I need to get up and get motivated today, and I just dont wanna .. why me?
So whats got you down? what can you answer why me to? Speak up get it up and off your chest todays the day to do it!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tagged again.....

Lisa my darling friend who posts a blog about her three boys, that is witty and sweet and always has the coolest giveaways Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy...Life as a working mom with three boys! that is her blog.. pay her a visit, if you are not following her now.. follow her.. she writes a great blog.!! Anyways Lisa would like me to post six weird things about me, and then tag six people to post six weird things about them... Oh Lisa... sweetie.. I am the mother of six weird children can I list them and be done? HA! I kid.. ok.. let me think

1) I would give my left arm and a fairly decent portion of my right to go to Walt Disney World. I love it there, and if I had a chance to go and spend even two or three days I would be there in an instant, ok so thats not weird.. the Weird part is that my favorite vacation (even with all the drama we had) was when Me, Chuck, Stephanie, Danny, AJ, Mary, David, my EX husband (did you get that part? he paid for the whole trip with an inheritance from his grandfather), one of my dearest friends Desere, Shane and Andrew (her two boys) all went to Disney world in November 2006. May not sound weird but trust me.. WHO goes on vacation with their ex husband? It was a great time though.

2) I have a real issue with not having toys sorted out.. I sort the disney ones, the blocks, I have baskets for everything, and I have a really bad case of toy ADHD. I am a definite froot loop about the toys, and with so many kids it drives poor Chuck and my teenagers crazy that I am not normal about that lol

3) If I could open my own business it would be a catering business. .well geesh thats not weird.. no the weird part is I don't think I am a very good cook so I think I would fail miserably even though everyone tells me I would do great. I love to cook all kinds of foods too, so its not like it would be one thing or another.

4) I am a huge fan of True Blood and Twilight both.. Both are about vampires but are on such different ends of the spectrum, one almost always focuses on the blood and sex.. the other very little blood and no sex. But I love them both equally. (Go Team Edward)

5) I have an obssession with pens. I love pens of all sorts and types and constantly buy pens whether I need them or not because I like to try different ones out.

6) I have notebooks all over the house with notes of all different types in side... to do lists, grocery lists, things I want to try out, menus, cleaning lists, and a bunch of others. I write them to keep my mind fresh but will usually put it down and then when I can't find it I grab a new notebook and start all over again. at one point when we cleaned out our old van Chuck found 10 notebooks in there :oX but um.. they weren't mine.. someone planted them there.. really. :oX ok. they were mine.. sighs.

So now I have to tag six people and I want weird things..

so I tag

My darling Tricia who I adore and miss talking to Random Thoughts Of The Essential & Inconsequential

My new friend Lizzy who makes me smile with her blogs but another I think I would be great friends with. .we share alot in common and shes just soo nice!! My Ice Cream Diary

Chucky who can drive me crazy but I love him anyways lol Old mans answers to Old woman

Wayne my new friend who is another who has a great blog that is fun to read Wayne's window to the world

Christine who I won't call out and say she needs to blog more because I love to read it.. oops sorry.. but you do!! Life of a Princess!

And finally Amanda.. because she is a sweetheart who I am so excited for so lets see whats weird about you!! Flip Flop Mommy

So now boys and girls you have been tagged on... lets see your posts!! oh and for fun.. I also tag Nikia, Karen and Louise but they don't blog so they can post them here :oP Miss Nikia and Karen you are tagged for laughing at my 20 year reunion heres your payback and Miss Louise I just wanna see what you have to say :o)~

David and the bachelor.

First, I am going to start with the serious end of life. My sweet David. Today we had our meeting with the Preschool special education evaulation team (say that three times fast.. chuck.. I didn't mean it.. don't do it ok?) Anyways... David has an official diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome, he seems to have passed that test with flying colors. He had to hit a benchmark and instead of hitting it, he sort of nailed it into the ground. Ironically, I don't feel it is bad news, I am quite the opposite, I feel justified. I feel like that maybe I am NOT insane. That maybe just maybe this bright adorable little boy isn't the horrible demon his school made him out to be. No instead I realize that while they could have helped me find out sooner what was going on, it was much easier to throw my son under the bus. And it really quite frankly pisses me off. They were so busy tattletaling every day, that they didn't take the time to look at the big picture, that maybe there was something developmental going on. No, that would have been too easy and God knows that school would never do anything that should be deemed making an effort. I knew in my heart there was something which was why on three separate occasions we asked the school for testing, we were denied and ignored. Each time telling me "he just needs to adjust" but what if they were not giving him the CHANCE to adjust. Sending him home at 9:30 when he got there at 9:00 AM., never looking at the big picture just looking at the wallet sized version. hes not behaving and we don't want to deal with him.. you do it. Nice. Instead in December Mrs Harper (name not changed to protect the guilty cause I could give a flying sorry.) tells me "When we find out WHATS wrong with him, he can come back" DO what?!?!? So I went to our pedetrician, who immediately saw what I saw, in 15 minutes the doctor saw what I saw, and asked what I asked "how can the school NOT see this?" because they didn't want to .. simple as that. GROWL! but then I talk to the wonderful Chris Meisel and his team, who were like angels sent from Heaven. They worked with my son. .they talked to my son.. they listened to us both.. and together they came to a diagnosis and a plan to help him. THANK YOU GOD!! Because I felt like I was one more phone call from being in a padded room crying "but I know there is something else.. I have had other four year olds and THIS is not normal" We go back in two weeks to get his IEP set up, and then they put him back in a PreK, and in September right on time he will start kindergarten. In the meantime, everything is ok. I am great, Chuck is great, and our son is as amazing as he always has been.. :o)~

:::: deep breaths::::: ok. I am better.. now onto the bachelor... I will confess I did not personally watch last nights show. GASP! What?! but you had to?! I know I know I heard..sorry..but NCIS was on.. and um. its an addiction ok? Anyways.. So I am watching Good Morning America this morning and the ladies were in a uproar.. ok not a big surprise its part of why I watch GMA.. I love Robin and Diane. :o)~ I think we would be friends.. lol Anyways..they are talking about how he picked one girl.. then dumped her and picked the other girl. (I think he picked Melissa originally.. changed his mind and then went to Molly). Ok.. apparently there is MORE to the story which will be on tonight.. but.... lets review a few things 1) Seriously? he changed his mind and she didnt slap him? cause I would have. 2) Molly.. girl.. I know you love him and all but who's to say he won't change his mind back.. seems like he flips and flops more then a fish and 3) does anyone else wonder if he went home told his son "I picked Melissa" for his son to say "but Dadddd I liked Molly" just putting it out there. I am gonna watch tonight cause well now I am curious.. but I was just wondering is there anyone who saw it and give me more insight?? please?

oh and thank you :o)~ More tomorrow Have a lovely day.. if you are cold stay warm! if you are in a warm climate :oPTPTPTPPTPT you are hereby grounded from my blog until you have to put a sweatshirt on.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Not Me Monday...

This blog carnival was created by MckmamaYou can head over to her blog an find out what she and everybody els has not been doing this week.

Where to start where to start...... hmm..

I did not wake up this morning to see snow outside and do a quiet "Please let them have school today" prayer.

I did not smile when I found out it worked and they had a 2 hour delay..

I did not certainly get mad later when I realized how stupid our school system is we have school the day it snows..but on Jan 20th when it DIDNT snow we had the day off for anticipation of snow.. umm.

I did not get teary eyed when my beautiful 13 month old took off walking on her own.

I did not make it to Mass for the 3rd week in a row and as I sat in the pew think to myself how proud I was to finally be going back to Mass.

I did not thoroughly enjoy driving my beautiful new toy this past week.

I did not in turn complain that it is missing my favorite part of the old van (which tells me how many miles til we are on Empty.

I did not tell the four year old AGAIN this week not to bite the dog. @@ (seriously.. one time should have covered it right?)

I did not strip down a grumpy 13 month old to her diaper last night because she was hot and miserable and then let her sleep between her daddy and me which led to VERY little sleep for me.

I did not giggle and smile when I saw my husband who has gone back to school has a 99.7 in one class and a 99.53 in the other. WAY to go Chucky!!

I did not get up early in the morning on Saturday to print all his school work so he could read it all and be ahead of the game, only for him to FORGET it at home this morning @)*@)*#@%*)

I did not eat an entire bag of white chocolate pretzels and WISH I had more....

and finally....

I did not get sent this joke this morning for "Redneck seafood" and wonder two things 1) would the Catholic church letme get away with that on Fridays? and 2) would david eat it

Sunday, March 1, 2009


So, I have discovered a new addiction. .I am addicted to Facebook. Hi, My Name is Tricia and I am addicted to Facebook, its been 20 minutes since I last kidnapped someone, threw a water balloon or updated my status message. Sighs. Facebook is a sight similiar to Myspace, and while Myspace had its time as well, there is something about Facebook I just love. It could be that I found my best friend from when we were 7 years old. Geesh. it aged me. But at the same point it was amazing to find her after so many years. My brothers are on Facebook, my neice and nephews (although one of them is hiding from me.. how rude.. I say this cause Keith reads my blog) I have reconnected with old classmates, and with cousins I have not spoken to in a long time. All these different people, most of whom have lovely families.. oh but wait there is the one ex boyfriend from high school that broke my heart and seeing that he is divorced and disgruntled about the ex wife who got everything, well that brings me joy .. bad Tricia bad. I will say this for Facebook if you are trying to find someone from your past this is a great outlet to do so, I have found so many people I have known for over 20 years, people I didn't think I would ever cross paths with again. People we were stationed with in Belguim, Chuck has found some old friends, its just a real neat place to be. Stephanie resisted temptation but finally made one and even she has found people, I swear facebook is not paying me.. but seriously if you are not a member check it out!!

Ok I am off to make the family dinner. (Porkroast, mac and cheese (homemade), apple sauce and cornbread) more tomorrow!!