Monday, January 28, 2008

What a way to start a Monday!!!

Update: I have been booted. I did last 4 days though!! And, I received my cool badge below.
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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Lovin from the oven

My girls had Monday and Tuesday off from school. So my youngest took advantage of her time off by turning the island in the kitchen into a townhouse for her Pillsbury Dough Boy Ornament* that she LOVES!!! I came home from work Tuesday to find this...

*she has had an obsession with the Pillsbury Dough Boy (which she calls Billsbury) for quite some time now, it is really cute!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A song to my boo

Wordless Wednesday

And I wonder why my head hurts so much...

My youngest and I are in the car this morning on our way to school. She fell Saturday night climbing down from her bunk bed and has a bruise on her thigh.

To set the mood...she is already upset that she has to go school, Monday was a holiday and yesterday was a snow day. She is telling me how she is not going to be able to walk today because of her injury, although she was fine the last two days running around the house like a maniac all day. We are almost to school when she whips this one out on me...

"Do you think anyone will notice if I walk around like a penguin today?"

She really deserves a Daytime Emmy. I am raising a mini Erica Kane.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Isn't this the most adorable ring?

Click here, Nelle and Lizzy for more details.

Sock puppets

Dear Bloggy Blog Blog

I have a confession to make. I am sorry I have been neglecting you lately. I must confess that I have been....cheating on you on another site. It is a site named ebay. Now, I know you are upset, you are used to getting my full attention. But, you have to understand, ebay helps me make money! You don't really help me do that. Although you do offer me emotional support when I need to vent or when I just need a laugh and that is something money just cannot buy. So remember, you were my first internet addiction. And I will never abandon you. Right now, the green stuff is a little more powerful.

And, NO!, I cannot find a shady little hole in the wall downtown to 'dance' for tips. Geeesh, I thought you would understand!


I don't know about you...

but when the phone rings at my house at 4:52am, it is either a family member en route to the hospital or Mr. Heavy Breather on the other end. Soooooo, this morning when my phone rang I jolted out of bed and ran into the kitchen expecting the worst. What I found was my teenager daughter...on the phone, laughing, with her head stuck in the fridge. She was, of course, in the process of making herself a sandwich. I stood there in amazement not knowing what curse word to say first. Then I simply chose to say, "What ARE you doing?!?!" She looked up and said, "I'm making a sandwich, I'm hungry." I continued to stand there in my bewildered state wondering if I was dreaming. She then looked at me and said, "It's OK, Mom - Kayla and I have been up all night talking on the phone, isn't that great!" To which I replied, "NO!, you have to babysit your sister today, so get your hieney off the phone and go to sleep!" Ugh....teenagers!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I know what my daughters are going to want for their B-day...

This peanut looks like a duck

This site is hilarious!

Twinkie and I are planning of getting our girls together to make Valentine's.
Family Fun magazine has a lot of great ideas, here are a few examples.
Aren't they cute!?

It's back!

The only problem is...I want to squash Ryan Seacrest with my bare hands!

What a difference a week can make!

Wow...this week is definitely shaping up to be much better than last week. I can honestly say, last week was my week from hell. There were at least two days I seriously thought I was going to explode.

I owe much of my relaxed state to Dunnski, we had a great weekend of hanging out and doing a lot of nothing. We did meet some friends at Asiatique Saturday night and I now have a new favorite drink, the Pomapolitan! It is soooooo gooooood.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I need another me...

I am going to attempt to clone myself. I simply cannot make my children understand that I cannot make dinner, french braid hair (while watching an instructional video), help study for math test, solve all the problems of an 8 yr old, do laundry, take out trash and figure out how to pay all the one time.

Someone, please pass the Xanax.

What the @$#%&????

Update: The proper term for the type of battery that my silly little camera needs is...Lithium. And yes, I purchased a 4-pack at lunch (12.99 -Yeah that bites!) - but hey my camera now works!! Yay little man at Batteries Plus!!!!

I have been trying for the last couple of days to get my $#@* digital camera to work. It will only work on occasion and it is VERY frustrating. So, I log onto the Internet to troubleshoot and this is what I find out:

IMPORTANT: We recommend that you do not use alkaline batteries in EasyShare cameras because they may cause unexpected shutdowns and loss of pictures.

AAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did not know you could buy NON ALKALINE batteries!!

I am seriously going to lose it!

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Yay!! A baby!

Thank heavens Nicole got away from that nut job Tom Cruise! I feel so sorry for Katie.

Keith and Nicole

Is this January or May???

Why the heck are we under a tornado watch???????????????????

Puppy Love

My eight year old daughter was asked out yesterday at school by her 'dream boy', Garrett. She has been smitten with him now for quite some time. She was so excited to tell me about him 'popping the question' while they were eating lunch. Here is how the conversation went down:

Her: "My dream boy asked me out today in lunch."

Me: "Oh really!"

Her: "Yup, it was Garrett!"

Me: "And what did you say??????"

Her: "I told him NO."

Me: "Good!"

Me: "By the way, where did he think you all would go if you would have said YES????"

Her: "Duh! To Arby's Mom!"

So, there you go. Arby's is obviously the new after school hangout for Elementary school kids who are 'dating'. Who knew???????

Are you up for the challenge?

This morning I started the Special K Challenge!

I started my morning with a yummy bowl of

And for dinner I have Special K Meal Bars in assorted flavors,

And for snacking,

I also have my ever so cute evian water bottle with the pink label that I am going to try to refill at least 5 times today. Sooooo, if you need me, I will be in the bathroom.

And just so you know, if this diet does not work, I will be forced to cut off one of my legs at the hip. I am thinking my right one weighs more than my left.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Things I have learned from my children...

1. There is no such thing as child-proofing your house
2. If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite
3. A 4 years olds voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant
4. When you hear the toilet flush and the words 'Uh-oh', it's already too late
5. A magnifying glass can start a fire even on an overcast day
6. Legos will pass through the digestive tract of a four year old
7. Duplos will not
8. Play Dough and Microwave should never be used in the same sentence
9. Super glue is forever
10. McGyver can teach us many things we don't want to know
11. VCR's do not eject PB&J sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do
12. Garbage bags do not make good parachutes
13. You probably do not want to know what that odor is
14. Always look in the oven before you turn it on. Plastic toys do not like ovens
15. Quiet does not necessarily mean don't worry
16. A good sense of humor will get you through most problems in life (unfortunately, mostly in retrospect)

Let's play make believe!

Lets pretend you are trying to make a payment on your Discover card. Now, how would you go about doing that? Would you,

a. Use the cute little envelope that Discover mailed along with your bill.

b. Pay your bill online or by phone. I really don't give a crap which one you pick.

c. Go to a participating Sears store and make your payment.


d. Go to the Walmart Charmed shops at during lunch and try to make your stupid payment at one of the 4 checkout lanes that are open in the entire stupid store. And even when the cashier keeps telling you they cannot take the payment, you continue to argue with her that you have done it there before.

Me too!!

His own words. A paragraph taken from his last post.

"This is the hardest part. While I certainly have no desire to die, at this point I no longer have any worries. That is not true of the woman who made my life something to enjoy rather than something merely to survive. She put up with all of my faults, and they are myriad, she endured separations again and again...I cannot imagine being more fortunate in love than I have been with Amanda. Now she has to go on without me, and while a cynic might observe she's better off, I know that this is a terrible burden I have placed on her, and I would give almost anything if she would not have to bear it. It seems that is not an option. I cannot imagine anything more painful than that, and if there is an afterlife, this is a pain I'll bear forever."

Major Andrew Olmsted, was killed in Iraq on Thursday, Jan. 3. Read his last blog post here.


Saturday was a pretty good day. My oldest went to a friends house and ended up spending the night. So that left Dunnski and I with the youngest, so we decided to hit the mall to spend her gift cards she received for Christmas. On the way she is in the backseat chatting about current events at her school and such, when she asks me a very odd question. Out of the blue she says, "Mom, have you signed the divorce papers with Dad yet?" Now, she knows we are divorced, but I am thinking, she is eight, she probably is confused over the logistics of the whole thing! So I answered, "Yes, honey." She then pauses a minute and says "Were you on Judge Judy?"

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Again...someone not paying attention!

All of these are legitimate companies that didn't spend quite enough time considering how their online names might appear ... and be misread! These are not made up. Check them out yourself!

1. Who Represents is where you can find the name of the agent that represents any celebrity. Their web site is

2. Experts Exchange is a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at

3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at

4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at

5. There's the Italian Power Generator company,

6. And don't forget the Mole Station Native Nursery in New South Wales,

7. If you're looking for IP computer software, there's always

8. The First Cumming Methodist Church web site is

9. And the designers at Speed of Art await you at their wacky Web site,

I laughed until I cried...

Saturday, January 05, 2008

5 Best Things to Say When Caught Sleeping at Your Desk

5. "They told me at the Blood Bank this might happen."

4. "This is just a 15 minute power nap they raved about in the time management course you sent me to."

3. "Whew! Guess I left the top off the Whiteout. You probably got here just in time."

2. "Did you ever notice sound coming out of these keyboards when you put your ear down real close?"
And the NUMBER ONE best thing to say if you get caught sleeping at your desk...

1. Raise your head slowly and say, " Jesus' name, Amen."

This is funny, because I actually caught a lady who worked for me one time, asleep at her desk. She didn't use any of these on me...she didn't even wake up until I shook her. I seriously thought she was dead. Her neck was bent into such an odd position, she could not have been comfortable.

I feel her pain...

my youngest did this to me the other night...when I FINALLY said "WHAT?" She looked at me and said, "I'm sweaty", and then she left the room. There are some days I wonder how I have any sanity at all.

Now, don't get me wrong...

I am VERY fond of falling myself. I twisted my ankle on a piece of peppermint candy that was stuck to the ground walking out of Target the other day. do you stay up as long as she did teetering before you fall???

I'll check...