Showing posts from September 13, 2009


Chaos: ~noun~ a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order. My personal definition of chaos would be: eight girls(7 of which are 12) all under the same roof for a birthday party! I suppose I could end this post right here, but where would the fun be in that???

We decided when our eldest(the 12 year old) turned three that throwing a birthday party every year was no longer an option. We didn't get friend parties every year. We survived. Who made up that rule anyway! So we do the big ones. 5, 8, 10, 12, 16 etc. So the milestones. That being said, Kristin has known and made it known--to me--that she was having a party. Yes, I know child of mine. She originally wanted a slumber party, but she was naming way too many girls. I admire any woman who can host a slumber party with more than 5 kids! I say 5 because that is my personal limit--this means my daughters plus 3 friends. So we decided on a party with dinner. I came up with a few ga…

If You Give A Mom A Moment...

I am following on Emmy's coattails, and I am going to participate in this writing prompt from Mama's Losin' it! I have just now decided that, "Mama's Losin' It" will be my stolen...errr...borrowed...creed. I have had a crazy couple of days. Today was craziest of the two. I have been up for nearly 16 hours now, on about 5 hours of sleep. In those 16 hours I think I have spent a total of 4 non collective hours at home. So, without any further ado....

If you give a mom a moment...she might catch her breath.
If she catches her breath, she might be able to think more clearly.
If she can think more clearly, she might remember why she went into the garage in the first place.
If she remembers that she was supposed to be getting the meat out of the freezer, she will also remember that the milk needed to be replaced.
If she remembers the milk needs replacing she will remember that the cereal is low.
If she remembers that the cereal is low she will remember that the…

The Science Project

I started a science project a few weeks ago. I started with a mixture that was, in the beginning edible. I even had my family, and my extras sample the mixture. It was received rave reviews. There was still some left, so I put it into a smaller container to preserve for another day. I continued with my experiments day after day. Each time, my family (and extras) willingly tried and raved about every concoction I brewed up. There was always some left. My experiments began to grow and grow. Soon they were taking over. Something had to be done before they came to life and threatened the very lives of those in my care.

So today, I took one for the team. After all, I am the one who started the experiments in the first place. I bravely retrieved all 9 of the now mysterious containers. One by one I pulled them out of the thermally insulated compartment in which I had them stored. One in particular was especially deadly looking. I wasn't sure what it was when that experiment…

The Great Escape Meme

This came from Rachel Sue, who got tagged by Von, who was tagged by Emily, who.....well comes from Today's Mama. Play and enter to win.

This is contest entry for those crazy folks at TodaysMama and Cricut. Be sure to check out Cricut's cool new cartridges and the chance at $30,000 in travel for you and your friends at the Great Gypsy Escape site!

Great Escape Meme
1. If you could escape to anywhere in the world where would it be?
Some place tropical with all the amenities included.
2. What song do you play when you are by yourself in the car?
I like to sing "Popular" from Wicked. Also "Defying Gravity" from Wicked. Do you sense a theme here???
3. If you had a night to yourself, and money was no object, what would you do?
Shop til I drop. Spa. Hotel. Pricey one at that. Fancy dinner. and hey...if money is no object...I am just going to the Ford dealership over there and getting that red convertible mustang....
4. What is your gu…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Supposedly mine are the best. Well I promise I only do one thing different than the best recipe I know--Nestle Toll is the recipe the way I do it.

1 cup of crisco--just the plain white stuff not the butter flavor
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar packed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Cream crisco and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla. Then mix in dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips and nuts. Cook at 375* for 9-11 minutes. I start at 9min.30 seconds and go from there. I like to have the tops of the cookies just barely turning golden brown at the top. They are chewier that way. If you want them crunchier than go the full 11 minutes. Really that is all I do, but even my mother wants MY cookies over her own. Silly mom!