Monday, March 30, 2009

I'll show them!

If work wants to block blogger than I just wont go. ha!

Really we are home sick today. We had the puking Thursday night, Friday she was fine, Saturday her throat hurt so I took her to the Dr. They did a strep test and it came back negative. Sunday she ran a fever of 103 as soon as the Advil wore off. She slept with me last night and we went to bed at like 8pm. Yes, I went to bed that early too because she has given me her germs and now I am sick too! My bones hurt so bad last night that I thought I was going to cry. Hopefully we will be better by the end of the day because I'm not big on this laying around being sick junk. blah!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Modern Technology---Do you?

Text- I used to think texting was ridiculous. The amount of time that you put into texting you could have called the person much quicker. I am finding myself texting more and more these days though. I started at work when I just needed to ask someone a quick question and now I do it at home too. Its so much easier than calling and staying on the phone with someone forever. I am not a phone person.

Myspace- I have avoided this because I know I would spend way too much time on it. Like I do all other Internet sites. I browse when I get bored to see what people I went to school with look like now or where they live but Ive never made a profile.

Facebook- I hear facebook is much better than myspace but I hate that every one's profiles are private. It doesn't allow people like me to stalk very much. For this reason, I don't like facebook. lol

Twitter- this one I don't understand. Why does everyone need to know every single thing that you do?

Is anyone else a hold out on these sites? Its kind of weird that I hold out on these sites but I have a blog to talk about my life.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sugar Lips

This is what I tried to post yesterday from work.....

Thursday night Madison came into my room, sat on the floor on my side of the bed and puked. Nice! She wasn't sick before she went to bed. So I took her to the bathroom where she got sick 2 more times and then she was fine. Her and I fell back to sleep snuggling and watching TV and then woke up when The Husband went to work around 6:45am. I had already planned to take the day off since you don't send a puking kid to school. I am all about people keeping their sick kids home so that mine doesn't get sick. M hasn't been sick in years, honestly. So at this point I am thinking that maybe she ate something that upset her tummy?? I made her eat breakfast and we hung out at home for awhile but after seeing her run around with the cat she seemed fine. She hasn't missed any school this year and loves having perfect attendance so I let her go since she seemed ok and wanted to go.

All that was just background info.......

We missed the bus at daycare so I had to take her to school. We were early so we had to wait for the bell to ring before I could leave. People walk by and she says hi to them. This girls stands near us and M tells me who she is....shes told me before that she doesn't like her. Then this boy walks by and she says Hi, Sugar Lips. WHA? Sugar Lips? Who says that? So I kinda laughed and asked her why she called him that and she said because he tries to kiss her all of the time. I giggled to myself all day at work. Sugar Lips is just hysterical to me. She is 7 1/2 (cant forget the 1/2 at this age) and calling people 'love names'. I couldnt decide if it was cute and funny or strange and scary. I don't call The Husband Sugar Lips (yes I just like saying it). I asked her when I picked her up where she got the name from and she said a student teacher called him that one day. Ah HA! That makes it better. lol

I think I may be in trouble in a few years.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Houston, we have a problem!

I think I may have to quit my job. This is kinda serious, huh?

I tried to log in to my blog today at work, like I do every other day and BAM! Access denied. Those are the worst words that an Internet addict can see. I went all day at work without blogger. No writing posts, reading the 579 gazillion posts of other, commenting on 234 posts. No bloggy fun for me.

Being, the Internet addict that I am.........I have devised a plan. I will write posts in Word during the day and email it to myself then I can copy/paste in the evening. Whoa, that sounded like a brilliant idea when I was sitting at work in withdrawals but once I write it out it seems like a lot of work. I'm sure I will still do it though.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Banana Muffins and Cooking

I made banana muffins last night because we had 3 bananas that were going bad. I hate to waste food so I checked allrecipes for a recipe and made some muffins. I ate one because.....well because you have to taste what you made. The other 2 that I ate? I have no excuse for them except that I am a pig. So much for a good thing huh?

Here is the recipe in case anyone wants it. This was my first time making anything with banana's so I cant really rate the recipe. The Husband didn't think they had tons of flavor but I think they are ok.

While we are talking about food.....I'm really not Betty Crocker. When I met The Husband he thought I only knew how to make chicken nuggets and fish sticks. I had noooo interest in cooking. My mom isn't a cooker, she much prefers to go out to eat. Well I love going out too but when I have to cook I love experimenting. I enjoy cooking now, its been fun to learn along the way.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My baby is so smart!

She's not really a baby anymore but she will always be my baby. She is in 2nd grade and reads on a 6th grade level. Her report card came home yesterday and she got all straight A's again. She just amazes me with her knowledge. She's also the kind of kid who doesn't need to study....she just knows it. I hope that sticks with her because I hated preparing for and taking tests.
Just a little brag since I haven't had much Sunshine and Rainbow-ey stuff on here lately.

Extreme Makeover--Me Edition-Week 1

I am participating over at Amber's blog in Extreme Makeover--Me Edition. This is about weight loss, getting healthy, and learning from others.

I started exercising and calorie counting in Jan and since that time my weight has yo-yo'ed 5lbs. Really, its been kind of annoying. I get happy for losing the weight and then it comes back. I just don't get it. Maybe I get over confident? This is the first time in my life that I have ever had to watch what I eat. I was always the girl who could eat whatever she wanted. I ate junk all day and didn't gain a pound. Age is slowly stopping that. blech!

Today's question: Do you have any low calorie snacks that you'd like to share?

I eat pretzels every. single. night. I like to snack while watching TV, I know that's not good but I allow myself enough calories to still eat at night. So I count out my 19 mini pretzels and The Husband and I watch TV and snack.....him eating junk food but it doesn't bother me because I am still eating something.

I also love the Curves Apple Streusel Bars and Chex Mix Turtle Bars. I posted about them before here and here. There is also info in there about the calorie counter that I use at

Have a great week and remember this is a work in progress!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Did you know.....

that Matthew McConaughey was not in Sweet Home Alabama? I did not.
The Husband and I were talking last night before bed about movies and celebrity's. The reason why he came up is because I don't think he's 'hot' like most girls do. Somehow that led to movies he was in and I said something about Sweet Home Alabama. I love this movie, I own it and its one of my all time faves. The Husband laughed and went to get the DVD case to show me that Mr Matthew was not in it. .

Ive been busy today so I am just not getting a chance to look this up (lol) but the 2 guys do look similar. So any of you out there like Matthew? If so do you like Josh Lucas too? In my eyes they are the same person. :)


Sucks and it hurts. Not physically hurts more like putting a fist through your chest….grabbing your heart and slowllllllllly turning it and pulling it out. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
Here I go with the real life stuff again. I will warning you if you are one of those people who get pregnant by just being in the same room with a man, you should probably stop reading now. You may not like what I have to say. I mean no harm but these are my feelings.

It sucks to hear that someone else is pregnant. That should be a time for joyous laughs and ohhh yay’s but when you have dealt with Infertility its more of a time to cry. I hate that I cant be happy for people that are pregnant. It doesn’t matter if its real life or if its on the Internet. It hurts. Women are supposed to make babies, that’s just what they do. I know that’s a silly way of thinking but its kinda true. So when you cant make babies it feels like something is wrong with you. At least it does for me.

I know you guys have no idea what I am even talking about so here comes the hard part where I share stuff about me. I was with my ex-husband for 8 years and we tried to get pregnant almost the whole time we were together. We went through testing on me and him. His sperm count came back low so we assumed it was him that was the problem. Welllll he decided that he was going to use us not having a baby as an excuse to go cheat with someone who had 2 kids because….they could have kids. Messed up, right? Yeah it almost gave me a nervous breakdown. Here’s where it gets good….the cheating husband and the home wrecking whore got pregnant and had their baby before we were even divorced. That’s always good for the self esteem. I date another guy for a year, we have sex one last time before I decide I hate him and SURPRISE. My miracle baby was born. Now I know all about safe sex blah blah so save the judgement. My husband had a baby with someone else! At this point in life I really didn’t care about anything and I really shouldn’t have even been in this relationship with the boyfriend. I assumed it was me that couldn’t have kids since my ex-husband proved that he could.
The biological idiot has never and will never be a part of my daughter’s life. I carry huuuuuge guilt that I didn’t give her the white picket fence life like I had always planned for my kids. The one that I had. I met The Husband when she was 2yrs old and he loves her just like his own, honestly, but it still bothers me that she may be ‘scarred’ in the future or something. And I will be the one who caused that.

Whoa. So much for giving you a little back-story. Now here I am happily married with my miracle baby and 2 step daughters. Things should be ok since I now have more kids but its not. The Husband and I would love to have a baby but it doesn’t work. Again. We have both had kids so we know we can. Its all so frustrating. I should be happy that I have been blessed with what I have since many don’t even have that. But I want a baby. It makes my eyes sting to read about people that are pregnant. Who am I kidding? I avoid it. I will go out of my way to not read about peoples pregnancies. I even alienated my best friend when she was pregnant. It. Just. Hurts. I want to be able to experience pregnancy and all that goes with it with someone. Being a single mom made me really strong and independent but I would like to try it the real way too. Now I feel like I'm too old to even have another baby. (34)

I’m not re-reading this because I don’t want to cry so excuse any errors you may find.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The nerve of them!

These people are making me work today. I haven't even gone to half the Internet sites that I normally do. The day has gone by faster but I feel like I have probably missed so much out there in Internet land today. Hopefully this does not become a regular occurrence.

And while I'm at it......If my coworker cracks her knuckles or sucks on her teeth one. more. time I may just punch her. Yes, I said sucks her teeth and makes this friggin annoying sound. EW!

Is it that hard to be quiet?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A day in the life of me

I thought it would be fun to keep track of everything I did today. Yes, I'm playing games with myself again.

*Made a batch of chocolate chip pancakes
*Burnt my finger on chocolate chip pancakes
*Made a batch of regular pancakes
*Made and froze spaghetti sauce
*Made and froze pizza sauce
*Cooked BBQ chicken in crock pot (a dinner for this coming week)
*filled the sugar container up
*washed the stove off 692 times (a cream colored stove sucks....when we replace it I will get black, just for future reference)
*wiped down kitchen cabinets
*made homemade baked mac and cheese and Baked Chicken Parmesan for dinner
*washed and put away 3 loads of laundry
*made M's chore chart for the coming week
*re-arranged a cabinet and packed up some useless glasses (why do they make those small glasses anyway?)
*swept, mopped the kitchen floor and scrub the baseboards
*Asked M to pick up her things and then listened to how her legs hurt and she hates walking
*Watched HGTV
*talked to my mom on the phone
*Surfed the Internet on my 'down' times
*realized I acted like a jerk to The Husband yesterday and now I'm beginning to question my med free status
*called my cell phone company to see if I could block private calls since one woke me up at 12:30 last night.
*watched part of Untraceable with The Husband (I cant sit still to watch a whole movie)
*M taught me how to juggle Easter eggs
*watched M put on a show to "love story" by Taylor Swift
*watched America's funniest home video's with the family
*cleaned M's ears
*dyed my hair for the 753 time in the past 24 hours
*took a very hot bath
*have the Sunday Sickness again (I skipped last week)

So what did you do today?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Do NOT try this at home

well unless you would like to look like a skunk, a dirty skunk at that. I tried to highlight my hair today and.....yeah....things didn't go very well. I have washed and blow dried my hair 3 times today. I dyed it my regular color first, blow dried it, then put some highlights in it and they weren't dark enough which I didn't realize until after I blow dried it. Soooo I put more highlighting stuff in to make it a little lighter. The goal here was to have chunky highlights. Well my hair has a lot of red tint to it so I have to watch that when I dye it. Yeah, now I have
O-R-A-N-G-E highlights. Not attractive. I am not dying it anymore today since it seems like that's all I gotten done today. I will dye it back to my normal color tomorrow.

I think I got a little too brave. I quit going to my hair girl and started dying my hair myself and things were going great. Even my hair girl liked the color of my hair. I thought hmmm spring is coming so lets add a little glam to it. Now I know that I need to stop at the main color and go back to the hair girl for the highlights.

I learned my lesson. Don't follow in my footsteps.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Lexapro free

I haven't really talked about 'real life' stuff on here yet because I didn't know where I wanted to go with this blog. So far it has just been a place where I write down my many random thoughts. But this is my blog and it is real life so........

I have been on Lexapro for about a year. I was depressed and just blah, plus I was diagnosed with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) from a fatal accident that I was in (I was a passenger in a car that hit someone head on and killed the person). So yeah I have tons of anxiety.

My Dr prescribed anti-depressant after anti-depressant and none of them seemed to help. Finally we settled on Lexapro and I felt G-R-E-A-T. Well I become immune to medicine or something because they always quit working. My anxiety creeped back in so my Dr gave me some kind of (forget the name) pill that I take if I am having an anxiety attack and it works right away. He doesnt give the anxiety pill out in a refill-able (made up word) amount because he said it can become addictive. Wonderful, that’s all I need!

Fast forward to a few months ago and I don’t really feel the Lexapro is working anymore. I researched natural remedies for anxiety online and decided I was going to try Kava Kava. Around this time I also started exercising everyday and just trying to take control of my life. In the beginning of March I went off the Lexapro and honestly I have felt great since. I have laughed more this month than I can remember. I honestly just feel happier than I have in a long time. TMI but my sex drive is back, which is good for a couple who is TTC. Everything is just peachy!

EXCEPT for the panic attacks. I have been trying yoga, deeeeeeep breathing and talking myself out of it and that seems to be working. I am so amazed at some of my triggers though. The Husband and I were talking about it last night. He feels like when I can not control something that’s when I start panicking. I know I have control issues (lol) but I think he may be right. If something is out of my control it stresses me out. Not normal stress out, more like full on freak out. Some things are always going to be out of my control so I am just going to have to learn to deal with them. This should be interesting! My attacks have quadrupled since stopping the Lexapro so I’m not sure if this is from weaning or if this is how life really is without it. Either way I feel like its time that I face this stuff head on. I hate breathing heavy. I hate feeling like I can’t catch my breath. I hate feeling like there is 1000lbs on my chest.

I have an amazing husband who has stood by me through some very moody times and a great daughter who I am truly blessed to have. What else do I need? I can do this!

So, there you go…..your first real glance into who I am.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Time Game?

Do you play it? Have no idea what I am talking about? I will explain.

I started playing this game at work and now I play it at home too.
My job is pretty boring and I have way too much time to 'surf the net'. I'm not complaining but we all now that you can get sucked into the world wide web and have a hard time getting back out. At least my addictive personality is like this. The Internet is such an amazing place. While planning a day trip for our family I needed to know when my niece started playing T-ball. Instead of waiting for her parents to call me back....because I am impatient....I googled and found out her T-ball schedule. Isn't that just the greatest? All of this information right at your fingertips.

This can also be a bad thing because, like I said, you get sucked in.

Oh yeah, that game I was telling you about! Randomly through out the day I will shut down the Internet and make myself work for a predetermined amount of time. Normally its an hour or after I get done a certain thing.

Do you do this too?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I dont like this background.

If you do, than you should look at it alllll day because it will be gone tonight. I just cant take those big purple flowers. And I love purple and flowers lots but they are just to BAM! for me. I tested 571 backgrounds last night and didn't like any of them. We shall see what tonight brings.
Anyone use any free background site besides the cutestblogontheblock?

I loved my St Patrick's day background so now its like I'm in mourning or something.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More Awards!

I think Mel really loves me! She is just the bestest!! She gave me these awards like 12,789 days ago but I haven't posted them yet, the slacker that I am! whoa look at all those exclamation points I used. I wont bother to change them just so you can see how excited I am to finally do these awards.
First we have the Lemonade award (is that the real name?):

Here are the rules for the award:
1) Put the logo on your blog or post.
2) Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude.
3) Link to your nominees within your post.
4) Let the nominees know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5) Share the love and link to the person from who you received your award.

I'm going to copy Mel, who copied Jen, and give this to everyone who comments on my blog. Your comments make me want to keep blogging.
The second award is the Sisterhood Award:

I'm supposed to nominate 5-10 blogs that show Attitude and/or Gratitude.

Here are my 5 nominations for SASSINESS:
(I'm going to try to find people who didn't get this award since its taken me a gazillion years to do this!)

Let's talk blogs

Ive been thinking about 'blog etiquette' lately and wanted to hear what others thought too. Who am I kidding? I'm nosey and bored at work.

How many blogs do you follow?
81!! Why do I not have enough to keep me occupied? I was very surprised it was that many.

If someone follows you do you automatically follow them too?
No and I do feel guilty about this.

Do you comment on every one's blog or just those who comment to you?
I love comments, it lets me know that people are really out there. I try to comment on most blogs but I do make it a point to comment to people that I know do the same back. Plus you get to know the person better when there is mass commenting.

What types of blogs do you follow?
I follow a lot of craft/decor/frugal blogs along with any interesting regular blogs that I come across. Its about half and half.

What is your favorite part of blogging?
Meeting new people and taking a look inside their lives. I'm not the most open person (working on that!) but I do find other's lives very interesting. Oh and I love decorating my page with the cool backgrounds, which I will be changing tonight!

OK that's all I can think of for now. Have a great St Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

PSA: Clean your microwave

I suggest doing this often because if you don't it will be a real pain to get clean. Not that I know, I'm just guessing.


Oh and don't forget to dress your kids in green tomorrow so they don't get pinched. I almost forgot and so did she.

Wanted: Beer

If you get a craving for beer you just go to the store and buy it, right? Wrong! Well I guess you can if you aren't trying to get some fro-fro exotic beer (what The Husband calls it).

So, it all started a few weeks ago when we went to a friends house to hang out for the evening. We typically get together and let the kids play (our daughters are a year apart) and the adults play a game or do rockband on the PS3. Her and I usually have a beer or 2 and whoever's visiting (her house or mine) their husband doesn't allow for a designated driver.

Back to the beer. She has raspberry pomegranate Michelob ultra. It was sooo good! I'm not a big drinker these days but ever since I had this beer I must have more. Alcoholic in the making? I have checked various stores for this beer and cant find it anywhere. I was starting to think she made it herself and stuck a Michelob label on it. Last night I got the bright idea to go to the Michelob Ultra website and what do I find??? A beer finder thingy majig. You type in your zip code and it tells you where you can find the different types of beer. So, now I know where to go without wasting anymore time. Oh and there is an orange kind too. I'm going to pick that up just so I don't have to look for it in the future.
I probably wont even like it once I actually get to buy it.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Interview with the kid about MOM

1.What is something Mom always says to you?
I love you!

2.What makes Mom happy?
when Dasher (the cat) does something funny

3.What makes Mom sad?
when you get hit or when you hurt yourself on the head (I hit my head while cleaning the basement and it hurt so bad it made me cry)

4.How does your Mom make you laugh?
when you say something funny like a joke

5. What was your Mom like as a child?
just like me

6. How old is your Mom?

7. How tall is your Mom?
5 ft 4 inches (I am really 5'7)

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
coach indoor soccer

9. What does your Mom do when you're not around?
decorate and do stuff to the house

10. If your Mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
having me in the paper

11. What is your Mom really good at?
coaching soccer

12.What is your Mom not very good at?
being a teacher

13. What does your Mom do for a job?
work for the government

14. What is your Moms favorite kind of food?
pork chops (wth?)

15.What makes you proud of your Mom?
when you laugh

16. If your Mom were a cartoon character who would she be?
wilma from the flinstones

17.What do you and your Mom do together?
eat and stuff

18. How are you and your Mom the Same?
we look alike

19. How are you and your Mom different?
we have different names

20. How do you know your Mom loves you?
you say it everyday, like 3 times

21. Where is your Mom's favorite place to go?
denny's (we never go to denny's so that was kind of an odd answer, lol)

she wanted to answer these also
that you are cool (that I need to laugh more and enjoy things)

What do your kids think about you?
you are cool (I am very surprised she didnt mention the computer....she tells my mom thats all I do)

now she wants to do a dad

Saturday, March 14, 2009


I slept until 10 am. TEN A.M.!!! And I went shopping by myself. I haven't cleaned or cooked alllllll day. We got Chinese food for dinner and have just been chilling out all evening. Its just like my birthday, without getting a year older.
Pure bliss!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Frugal Friday

Let's talk about the library! I love the library. I started taking M when she was little and she would pick out books and movies. A lot of people don't even think about using the library for movies but that's mainly what we use it for. My library has an online function where you can see what's new, put a hold on things, or even renew to avoid late charges. I love it! I couldn't tell you the last time we went to a video store to get movies.

Right now we have:

Madagascar 2
August Rush
Dream Girls
Nick and Norah's Infinite List

We get these movies for 2 weeks. I procrastinate and usually watch them at the 2 week mark. I am not a big movie watcher so it isn't important to me to see something right when it comes out.

So, if you haven't, maybe check out your library. Oh and ours has a great kids area also.

Question # 30----the last one!

Which family members should we buy birthday or special holidays gifts for(parents, siblings, aunts/uncles, grandparents, cousins, etc.)?

Im kind of disappointed that this is the last question because a) I have enjoyed talking these things over with The Husband and getting to read the comments from you guys and b) well this question is kind of a dud to end with.

We could scratch this question and come up with our own. Any suggestions?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursdays Thirteen

I found this on someone's blog (don't remember who) but I thought it looked fun.

I am going to list 13 things that make me happy!

  1. my daughter laughing

  2. the love that I have grown for my step-daughters

  3. hot, hot, hot baths

  4. taking a walk and chatting with Madison about everything and anything

  5. shopping, even if I don't buy anything

  6. sunshine

  7. colors, I love colors!

  8. babies, so cute and they smell so good (well, most of the time)

  9. The Husbands support

  10. driving with the windows down and the radio up (like I'm a teenager, lol)

  11. going places that I have never been

  12. sleeping

  13. chatting with friends

You can read others and link up here.

Let's talk Make-up and skin.....

I think I need a makeover or something. I just am not feeling my makeup these days. Maybe its because I am getting older and my skin is changing, who knows.
Speaking of skin face seems to think that its 15 yrs old and going through puberty. Actually, I never had acne as a teen and always had a perfect complexion. Lately? Not so much! Since I started working out my face keeps breaking out. I recently tried Cetaphil because Jen recommended it and it has helped. I just have to get in the habit of actually using it. Ive never had to use a facial cleaner before so this is all foreign to me. Soap and water did the trick.
While we are talking about skin.....I have started to see a few little wrinkles trying to pop through. The nerve! I must squint alot or something (nice!) because I can see where I am going to have 2 lines between my eyebrows. 34 is too young for wrinkles, isn't it? I guess I should have been more proactive with this stuff huh? yikes!

Oh yeah, makeup. So does anyone have a brand of makeup that they love? It doesn't matter if its from Target or a high end company. Maybe I should go to the mall and let them pick some stuff for me, Ive never done that before. I tried everyday minerals but it made me break-out too. I have sensitive combo skin. pleasant!

While you are commenting (hint, hint) you can tell me what color makeup you are wearing these days too. I have been told I look good in purple so I wear that alot. Brown makes me look like I am asleep or dead, so I try to avoid that.

Confesssion Tag

I was tagged by Mel to do some confessing!

Confession Survey

1) What is your blogger name?
That Girl
2) When is your birthday?
Sept 23 (I will accept any and all gifts, thanks!)
3) How long have you been blogging?
I started my blog Sept 2008 but I only did a few posts until Jan 2009. Once I really started posting I became obsessed.
4) Who tagged you?
5 ) Tell me your 5 most favorite body parts:
are you serious? people have 5 favorite body parts? My eyes?
6) What do you wish most for your birthday?
I am one of those annoying people who say they don’t want or need anything.
7) What color are your nails now?
Nothing on them, I plan on putting a pale pink on them this weekend. So girly!
8) Any depressing thoughts lately?
Sadly, I always think of depressing thoughts. The power of the mind is incredible. I am obsessed with crime stories (more on that later) and that is quite depressing. 9) What's your next 1 month's plan?
OMG, we are so busy with things to do until April 24. Seriously we have something to do every weekend.
10) At what age did you have your 1st crush?
The first one I remember was in 6th grade (I have like no memory of my childhood)
11) Did you attend any school reunion after you graduated till now?
12) Have you ever passed gas in public and pretended you didn't smell anything?
That is quite an odd question. Maybe?
13) Are you a clean freak?
I am!
14) Which era do you wish you were born into?
I wouldn’t change anything.
15) Are you a vegetarian?
No, I would starve. I don’t eat a lot of veggies.
16) How many pillows do you sleep with at night?
3, two of them for my head and then I have a snuggy pillow that I’ve had forever. (gross, I know but I just don’t think about how old it is until times like this)
17) Are you a light sleeper or an I-don't-care-if-there's-a-bomb-here sleeper?
I am a little of both. I fall asleep the second my head hits the pillow and I am out but I do wake easily.
18) Do you secretly wear comfortable granny panties when your man is not around?
I only wear non-sexy ones when I have my period. Period Panties.
19) What is your ultimate dream job?
Social Worker but I don’t know that I could actually do it. I would get so involved in my cases and there is no way that I would be able to disconnect that.
20) What is it your hubby does that annoys you the most?
Rambles. OMG, seriously, just give me the facts or cut straight to the point.
21) What is your dream car?
I’m not a big care loving person. I have a new Honda Pilot and I love it right now so I guess that’s my dream car of the moment.
22) Do you easily wake up in the morning?
I am sooooo not a morning person. My alarm clock is set 20 mins fast, I hit snooze 3 times……can you tell how much a chore this is? It makes no sense because I am forced to do math, which I hate, in my head at 5:30am. I like to torture myself though.
23) Do you like hairy men?
Eww no. I am a very anti hair kinda girl. I don’t even like a lot of head hair.
24) How about goateed men?
Yes, I love goatees, as long as they aren’t long. I saw one guy who had like this goatee he was trying to grow down to his belly button or something. Ew!
25) Which one would you prefer, 2 hour spa, 2 hour Thai Massage or 2 hour foot massage?
2 hour Thai massage, I guess. How is a Thai massage different from a regular massage? Ah, whatever, I will still take the massage.
26) Have you ever wished you had a different name other than your real name?
Yes, I think my name should be Autumn because of the first day of Autumn being on my birthday. When I was born my name was either going to be Kelley or Jennifer. Jennifer if I had blonde hair and Kelley if it was dark. Both are fairly common names sooooo (talk about rambling!)
27) What is the most extreme sport you have ever done?
Hmm this question is not for me. I am in no way an extreme kind of girl. Im a big chicken!
28) Do you prefer traveling in Europe or Asia?
Well…….Ive never been to either so I don’t know. Lets go with Europe though.
29) What is your favorite food?
Everything? Sweets, junk food, pizza, red velvet cake, oh I could go on and on about all my fave junk food but I wont bore you.
30) What is the most embarrassing moment when you were out on a date?
I have NO idea. I think I block stuff like this out. Im healthy like that.

Here are the rules:
Copy and paste the whole questionnaire and replace my answers with yours. You have to create a link for the blogger who tagged you. Pass to 4 other bloggers. Display the logo anywhere on your blog. Last, answer each question with the truth, and nothing but the TRUTH...this is a confession tag, you know.

I tag:

Question # 29

Is there anything you feel you must accomplish before you die? What steps do you need to take to achieve these goals?

Be more adventurous, I am afraid of trying new things. I have never flown and that's something that I plan to do soon. I don't want Madison to grow up with such anxiety. My mom and grandmother are/were the same way and I want to try to break the cycle for her. The Husband is a pretty adventurous guy and he has nudged M to try new things and it makes me so happy to see how she has flourished from that.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Question # 28

What feeling do you have the most difficulty expressing?

All of them? lol

I have a short temper and no patience. Im working on it though!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I love my cat

because he doesn't:
  • lay in bed crying for an hour because he got in trouble last night and had to go to bed early tonight. (the kid)
  • ask me where everything in the house is instead of looking for it (the husband)
  • make my blood boil (the husband and the kid)
  • tell me life is unfair (kid)
  • help me do laundry yet not put my stuff or M's stuff away because he doesn't know where it goes.....maybe I should try that with his clothes (husband)
  • make me take away tv tomorrow (kid)
  • disturb my plans of going to bed early....who can think of going to bed early with chaos (both of them)
  • backtalk (kid)

Can you tell I've had a rough evening. What is wrong with these people that they cant be like my cat? He's not really even my cat, he's the daughter's, but still.....he's the greatest!

Question # 27

If you and your spouse had two cars, one much nicer than the other, who do you think should drive the newer vehicle? Would it make any difference if only one of you worked?

Well this is easy because its true in our house. I have a much nicer and newer car than The Husband. I have a Honda Pilot and its our family has 3 row seating so we can fit a zillion kids in there. It is my car and I drive it everyday but its just a given that we take it whenever we go anywhere as a family.
I think if one person stayed at home than they wouldn't need the nicest car. If you traveled to work you should have the most dependable car.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Spring Fever!

We had such a fun filled weekend and most of it took place outside because it was so nice. Friday evening we took the kids to the Children's museum in our city. M was the only one who had been.....she went on a field trip last year and my mom went with her. It was alot of fun. They had a garden area, market where you could pick out your food and weigh it, treehouse, stage and spotlight, dress up area, 911 call center, back of ambulance, kitchen, rock climbing, a place where you could build things, checkers, piano, face painting, etc. There were lots of things to do and see. They were so well behaved and really enjoyed themselves. Afterwards we went to Chick-fil-a to eat and we were going to let them play on the germy play ground but it was way too crowded. Oh, I should have mentioned that this was all for my oldest step-daughters birthday. I gave her many options to do for her birthday and these are the things she chose. We then went to game stop so she could pick out some DS games. We got home around 8:30pm and had some cake. She chose strawberry cake with white icing. I make their cakes and usually they turn out well. This one? Not so much! It was presentable but nothing special. She told me how much she liked it but I think The Husband had something to do with that since he knew I felt bad that it wasn't spectacular.

Saturday we played outside and the girls rode their scooters. In the afternoon we went to MIL's to have lunch and get step-daughters birthday gifts from her. The kids played hide and seek there before we left. We ended the day with playing at the park and going to Target. It was about 70 degrees on Saturday!

Sunday we went to M's school so she could ride her bike and The Husband and I walked around the track chatting. I love when we do that! There was some playing on the playground and then home to make dinner. I cleaned a little, lazed around and didn't really do alot since I had the Sunday Sickness. We had the windows open and the fresh air was so nice! Spring makes everything seem brand new, I love it!

This morning on my way to work at 6:30am it was 60 degrees out. I hope this weather sticks around because I'm done being cold!

Hope you guys had a great weekend!

Question # 26

If someone wanted to give you a $50 gift certificate to use on yourself, which store/theatre/spa would you tell him or her you wanted.

Store- Target
Spa- I would get a massage. I've never had one because I'm cheap and don't want to waste the money.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Sunday's make me sick

Literally. This is the second Sunday that I have felt tired, achy and just blah. I could so go to sleep right now and sleep all night. I haven't ate very much today either. I guess that's a positive for the weight loss though. Have you ever felt like you needed to stretch every bone in your body? Like even your toes? Yeah, its pleasant!
Just thought I would share my Sunday Disease with you. Maybe its because my body knows I have to go back to work the next day? Odd!

Question # 25

If you had to take a paid sabbatical and couldn’t work for an entire year, what would you most like to do?

Friday, March 06, 2009

Question # 24

If you had to pick a different city to live in with your sweetheart and proximity to family and friends didn’t matter, which city would it be?

I love where I live so I dont know that I would move. I wish my step-kids mother would move closer to us but I wish she would do alot of things that she doesnt.

Question # 23

Do you believe there is one right person for you out there in the world or that there can be many different potential mates that you could live blissfully with?

I'm not a big believer in soul mates. I think marriage/relationships are hard work and things just don't fall into place.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

My breakfast....

was Peanut M&M's and a Mt Dew.

Just in case you were wondering.

Question # 22

If your dear friends wanted you to donate sperm or eggs because they were infertile, would you do so? How would you feel about your mate doing so? What about donating them for a couple that would remain anonymous?

Tough one, again.
(I'm going to sound horrible again) I think it would be easier to donate to someone and it be anonymous. I am a very mental (haha) person and I think I would look at my friends child as some sort of being my child since I contributed.
On the other hand I know how much infertility sucks and takes a toll on a person.

I don't know.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Question # 21

Is there anyone you would be willing to die for?

Wow, this is a tough one for me. I think I would say only my daughter. I have the worst fear of leaving her mother-less (my dad died when I was young) so I couldn't pick anyone else. The Husband already knows this because we talked about it before. He said he would die for me.....that makes me feel bad.

Joyful conversations in our house huh?

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Question # 20

If you could plan any vacation for us, where would it be?

This should be a fun discussion!

My 100th post & 100 things about ME!

In celebration of my 100th post I thought I would tell 100 things about me.
Because, well, I love talking about me, Me, ME!
  1. I was spoiled as a child

  2. I wish I was still spoiled but this thing called life has shown me a different path
  3. I hate to get out of bed in the morning

  4. I could be a Professional Sleeper. seriously!

  5. I love naps

  6. I struggle with Infertility

  7. Sometimes I cry when I get my period because I'm not pregnant

  8. M was truly a blessing and meant to be

  9. I don't play with my kids like I should

  10. My job is super boring

  11. I have a really fancy title at my job but really I don't do anything exciting

  12. I make more money than my husband and I hate it

  13. I make more money than most people in my area

  14. I am quite old fashioned in one way but not in others

  15. I wish I could work part time

  16. I have been a SAHM for a year and it was hard work

  17. I wanna be somebody when I grow up

  18. I don't like video games

  19. my husband does

  20. I have gotten very lazy since I turned 30

  21. I love my laptop, its the greatest!

  22. I dye my hair every month to cover gray

  23. I'm to young to have gray hair, damn genes

  24. Sometimes I think I'm OCD and ADD

  25. My mind has a gazillion things going through it at all times

  26. I never relax

  27. there is always something to do

  28. I can be a slight drama queen

  29. I like perfection

  30. I love to clean

  31. I have anxiety over death

  32. like on pills kind of anxiety

  33. I am trying to cherish every moment with M because soon she wont want to be around me because its not cool.

  34. I love to volunteer at M's school, it makes me feel connected

  35. I love coaching girls indoor soccer and meeting the girls and their parents

  36. I love nature

  37. Me, M, and The Husband all have a birthday in Sept (along with 10 other family members)

  38. I may have an addiction to the Internet

  39. I am at an age that I used to think was old

  40. I read the obituaries everyday

  41. I was a single mom

  42. I love going new place

  43. I LOVE shopping

  44. I could walk through stores for hours and not buy anything, I just love being there

  45. I like watching Clean House (whoa, some of those houses!)

  46. I love true crime stuff

  47. I was quite obsessed with the Caylee Anthony case

  48. I was in a fatal accident (me passenger, other car's driver died)

  49. I feel bad that I don't think about that person dying

  50. I had never broke a bone until that wreck and then I broke my whole body

  51. I have 3 scars and I hate them

  52. Scar on my back, hip and hand

  53. I love ranch on anything

  54. I don't really eat condiments

  55. I wont eat cooked veggies, they have to be raw

  56. I could live on junk food

  57. I am a list maker

  58. I plan everything. ev-er-y-thing

  59. I was diagnosed with PTSD-post traumatic stress disorder

  60. I prefer to live in a dream world.....the real world kinda sucks sometimes

  61. I wish I had made M be more into manners

  62. M rarely says thank you

  63. I rarely do also

  64. I cant watch movies without doing something else

  65. I pick the skin on my lips

  66. I don't have alot of shoes, just the basics

  67. My mom has over 100 pair of shoes

  68. I get jealous of pregnant people

  69. I have no memory. None

  70. I have selective hearing when The Husband talks

  71. I miss smoking

  72. Sometimes I wish I could have 'just one' but I know I cant

  73. I had no idea that I would still have cravings almost 1 yr later

  74. I write lots of to-do-lists all day long

  75. I have a recipe binder

  76. I am getting ready to make a family binder with important info like school stuff etc

  77. I need a new purse

  78. I switch purses every season, sometimes more often

  79. I hate riding with other people, I would prefer to drive

  80. I have become more sociable this year vs the past few years

  81. I don't have a best friend.......I have a friend I write about and just say BFF but I don't feel that true BFF connection with her.....I haven't felt that in years with anyone

  82. My mom shows favorites towards my daughter and it bothers me

  83. I love my niece so much!

  84. I put my Spring Flag outside yesterday, even though its not spring.....whatever, I'm ready

  85. I love decorating for holidays

  86. I had my first panic attack when I was pregnant

  87. I love colors

  88. they make me happy

  89. I have a porch swing

  90. I say everything in my head before I say it out loud

  91. I have a 'thing' with numbers. Like I cant say this morning it has to be 7:35am.

  92. I was terrible at Math and Science

  93. I think my husband is very smart

  94. I cant make decisions. Even the smallest thing has to be contemplated over and over

  95. I drink 2 cans of Mt Dew every single day

  96. I don't like any diet soda

  97. I don't like Hannah Montana and I don't even think she's cute

  98. I'm a hypochondriac

  99. I love fireworks

  100. I don't like talking on the phone

That was actually easier than I thought it was going to be! Thanks for reading and following my blog!! xoxo

The Blizzard of 09

School closed, daycare closed AND my work closed. It was kind of nice to stay home and get paid to do nothing. Oh wait, back to The Blizzard of 09.......

I will upload pics when I get home. I was far too lazy and a little flu-ish yesterday to do it. Plus I want to keep you on edge all day waiting for these magnificent snow pics. You are imagining big mounds of white fluffy stuff, aren't you?

I'm not good at keeping secrets. We got 4 inches. Yes, 4 inches shut down my whole town/city. I think my state is even under a State of Emergency. This is our first significant snow of the season so I guess everyone got anxious? Whatever, I got a day off.

The Bachelor

what can I say? Uh, he's a jerk? Yeah that should work.
I loved Melissa and I became ok with Molly. But what he did was just ridiculous. I knew it was going to happen because I read a spoiler on another blog last week. I was just hoping that it wasn't true. It was. I loved when Melissa called him a bastard, he just shattered her heart so he really deserved that.
And Molly? He denied you at the final rose ceremony, told you he wouldn't regret picking Melissa, spent nearly a month with Melissa.........and you are just going to be ok and all over him? In my opinion that made you look kind of desperate. I understand that these are real feelings and they don't just go away. Great, you want him to explain more to you. That's awesome. Lay off the affection until you hear what he has to say. You are kind of pathetic. On second thought........its probably a good thing that Melissa got out of this situation.

Can you tell I'm not happy?
Stupid TV.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Question # 19

What do you think are your optimum hours of sleep to be energized?

This one is easy.....
me=10 hrs, The Husband=7

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Question # 18

Are you currently comfortable with your body? If not, what would you change to make you comfortable?

Welllll its no secret on here that I want to lose 10lbs. The Husband loves me and thinks I look great with or without the 10 lbs but *I* don't feel like I look as good.

Another award

It must be awards week! Jen is such a sweetie to share this award with me. Thanks!

“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

This was to hard to pick who to pass this on to so I am passing it on to everyone.
I now present you with this award to pass on!