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, July 28, 2009

A long time ago....

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

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

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

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

(and she hasn't stopped since)

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

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

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

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

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

tell me what do you think Stephanie will become.

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

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ITs official.....

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

Monday, July 20, 2009

Not My child Monday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sometimes you feel like a nut...

Sometimes you don't. Nope, I have no idea why that is the title of this blog. I can come up with something witty.. and say "well I have been in the mood for macademia nut cookies" and its true but.. the truth is. I had nothing else to put there, and well that worked. Ok so basically, its a title to give me something to blog about.

I have been in a blog rut. What? a rut? You can talk to walls! yes, thats true, and after 5 minutes chances are I probably know that walls life story but the truth of it is, I am tired. and I started thinking "nobody is probably reading, I am not witty like some bloggers. I am not dramatic like some others. I am not pretty like others.. so who's reading it?"

Then I realized the other day, does it matter? I know Chuck reads it (hi Chuck) because the other night in the car he says "you have not blogged in forever!" Then there are others (hi Nikia, hi Louise, hi Tutu, hi Cystal.. if I missed you I am sorry) The thing is, when a rut hits you just decide that you need to step away until you miss someting. And I realized this week, (hang on for epiphany music) I missed it (Did you hear it??) . I missed having a place to vent, a place to brag. A place to just write.

So I am not gonna promise every day, because I am not sure I can do that but how about we promise to check in more often and definitely more frequently then every 18 days. Ok?

Can we be friends again blog world? what do you say? I am sorry I neglected you, I'll make it up. I promise!

Friday, July 17, 2009

18 days.

That is the last time I posted a blog. 18 days ago. I missed Not Me Monday, I didn't post anything else. Is it that I have nothing to say? Oh Heavens no. I have plenty to say, I am just usually yelling it through my crowded house. Summer vacation. only its more Summer... in that scary horror movie print. There is no vacation. Nope. We are stuck in the house, with the kids. Although we make trips to the beach often. We are tied to Hampton Roads this summer. Granted there are worse places to be tied to. In the past few weeks the following events have occurred and we have missed posting about them in my blog:

Stephanies Senior pictures. This young lady has grown into the most amazing woman ever, sometimes I wonder how she did it. I mean how do you turn out ok when you have parents who are so far from normal? but she did, and she did it with Class. She is self assured and beautiful. She is smart and witty. She is my daughter, and she's growing up right before my eyes.

There have been trips to the beach. Many of them. Sometimes 2-3 a week. Yea I know it doesn't sound like a rough summer but packing up 8 people for the beach is not always the picnic it sounds like. Trust me. And now for fun, lets add JELLY fish. They are not the fun little creatures Spongebob makes em out to be. They are these little evil things that well they made David and Stephanie get owies!! meanies!!

David turned 5. Sighs. I am not sure who gave that boy permission to grow up. I know it was not me. I thought I had paperwork somewhere that he signed that he agreed to stay little. oh wait. I think I voided that when I had Emily. sighs. He's five. He's going to kindergarten. He's so handsome and so sweet and so well David.

Mary. Well. Mary brings new meaning to the words save the Drama for your Mama. Because I am the Mama and I get ALOT of her drama but so does anyone else within a 100 mile radius.

Danny is off at Nana's, I am sure he is having a lovely time. I would be convinced if he called me, but I am chopped liver. He doesn't call. He doesnt miss me. He too is growing up Sighs.

AJ? AJ is all about baseball. Good thing I am supportive. Good thing I love the sport. Well and Good thing his team is 150% better then the Mets. AJ is having a ball with his new team. I am grateful for his coach and not sure how to ever thank him for everyting he has done.

We had July 4, a good friend came in to visit who I have not seen in almost 12 years. I am tickled we are back in touch, I missed him so. We have found more friends thanks to Facebook. Where would we be without the Internet?

Chuck is wonderful. sometimes I think he is oblivious to what I need but other days he seems to know me better then I know myself. I was sitting the other day looking at him on the couch across from me, and all I could think of was "This is my knight in shining armour and I am so lucky to have him". My stomach still butterflies when he kisses me, and my eyes still smile when I see him. That has to be good right? I think it is. Even if he doesn't still smile all the time, he makes me feel like he does.

And now I am left to me. I am here. I am exhausted just getting over the flu. I am convinced that life is what has been happening while I was making other plans. My ex got fired on Wednesday. Did I mention that? I am a wreck. That is $800 a month. I am sure he will find a job, but in this economy. I am worried. I am here. I am just going through the motions.
PS in case anyone is wondering both the cat and dog have embraced that summer is a time for rest and relaxation. Why can't we all be like them?