Saturday, January 15, 2011


I am sooo very excited to be participating in Mamarazzi's Pinktastic Blogswap.  I missed out at Christmas time, but I heard it was lots of fun.  I even got to see IRL some of the gifts one recipient got.  So when I saw this one come up, I asked if I could sign up and play along!  And yippee here I am.  I can't wait to "meet" my swap partner.  And I am also excited to shop for her! 

Friday, January 14, 2011

I Swear....


I swear to tell the whole truth, nothing but the truth, so help me God.  Yep, I said it.  I said the "G" word.  And I say it with reverence.  Because I believe in Him.

I didn't feel  good yesterday.  My throat is icky feeling.  So I may have forced asked my husband to go and by me a Frosty.  I counted it.  And I may have eaten every last delicious bite.

I had to go to the dentist yesterday.  I am getting a partial crown.  Right now I have a rubber overlay.  I hate going to the dentist by the way.  I would rather give birth.  Yeah, I said that.  My aunt does too.  I like my aunt! 

The kids played outside yesterday...I had the perfect opportunity to take pictures.  I may have taken a nap instead.

I might possibly make my daughters, more specifically the older one, put their brother to bed on a somewhat regular basis.  I do this for all of them.  It has nothing at all to do with me.  I am giving them a growing experience!

Ryan's school teacher is pregnant.  Kristin's drama teacher is too.  There must be something in the water!  I am glad I drink the filtered stuff!

I may have lied to a telemarketer the other night.  But that is okay right?  See first they asked for John Koogin.  By the way, if you are John Koogin please call these people.'s been 3 years now.  I told them it was the wrong number.  Without missing a beat they asked if they could speak to a homeowner.  I said no.  Well that part was true.  No they could not.  Because I didn't want to talk to them.

I also get calls from Asian people on my cell phone.  They don't even leave a messages in ENGLISH!  I wonder if these are the some people who leave ASIAN comments on my blog. 

I am ready for the weekend.  And yes, another holiday.  Sheesh.  Well we get to sleep in and not worry about homework.  I like sleeping in.  But I also like silence.  Silence truly IS golden!

What are your true confessions?


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Just For Fun...

Just for fun, I followed along with another bloggy friend of mine, Nicole.  She did a vlog saying certain words and answering simple questions to show how she sounds and just what she calls that carbonated drink.  It's kind of amusing.  You can play if you want...or don't.  But I wish you would.  I would love to see you all!

Words to say:
Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

The Questions:

      • What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
      • What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
      • What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
      • What do you call gym shoes?
      • What do you say to address a group of people?
      • What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
      • What do you call your grandparents?
      • What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
      • What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
      • What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

Here I am.....

So what do you say?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Spam Much?


Do you ever have one of those days when you just don't know what to blog about?  You are literally drawing a blank, and may even think, "Have I lost my blogger's 'Mojo'?"  I felt that way this morning.  Perhaps it is because the kids are back in school and I am once again forced to get up early.  And then, I was given a gift!  A gift of...spam???  Spam, the gift that keeps on giving!  And giving!  

I turned on my computer, as I normally do in the morning and as usual I checked my email.  And there it was, another comment for little old me!  Yay!  And then I opened it up.  It was spam!  You know the kind, "Hi, I'm new here!  I love your site." url url url some kind of body enhancer (enlarger) url url url.  I also get stuff in foreign languages.  Like Chinese lettering or something of that sort.  They could be telling me jump off a bridge for all I know!  It just frustrates me.  I delete it.  It comes back.  Spam is like flies.  You think you got them all and then two more show up!  
So does this mean I will have a weekly gripe about a pet peeve?  I don't know.  I mean it's nice to get it off your chest, but I don't want to be a total grouch!  But then, Oscar had it going on!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Status Quote--January


 I have been gathering up status updates since before Christmas.  I have loved the things people say.  I saw one today that said: What did we do before FB was invented?  Well we certainly didn't have The Status Quote!!  If you have never played, it's really easy.  Just collect all the funny, strange, and silly things your friends post.  No names or locations.  Just lots of fun.  Link up and play along.  The link will be up for a week.
How do you lose an umbrella? Set it on a porch and let the wind...or a person take it. Weird part is, my bigger and better umbrella was next to it. Okay that one was me.  It was just odd.  I really think the wind took it.
Made chocolate chip cookies and ginger snaps with daughter, listening to Christmas classics by Bing if it wasn't 70 degress, I'd really be in the Christmas mood! Oooh sounds perfect to me.
I have a new appreciation for the adult voices on Charlie Brown. I'm pretty sure that's how I sound to my kids when I talk to them. That or they only hear select words:  cookies, ice cream, money, shopping.  etc.
I'd just like to thank all the lovely people at the apple store and apple care for the awesome customer service...NOT! NOT! NOT! But tell us how you really feel.
Dear teenagers,
In the past I have always listened to my gut feelings and done the best to parent with love. I have come to realize this is crap. HAHAHAHA!  I am going to frame this one.
So apparently in June the DMV sent a letter to an old address saying that I had too many points and had to pay a yearly fee. Yeah, come to find out, my license has been suspended since July 30th. It doesn't matter that no one told me! Ugh. Its fixed now. Still sucks though. Don't even get me started on the DMV!  I could write a book.
Customer: Is this the real price of this? Me: No. Sometimes we play a little game called "The price is wrong" just to see who complains.  I want to work with you!
"I wish everyone would stop saying great weather for ducks. It's a stupid saying. I saw some ducks today and they were sheltering under some trees" This one comes from the land down under. 
...just made a cinnamon-pecan-sour cream coffee cake. I may skip the jam session and hang out in the kitchen with a fork. One for me please!
Wait, I forgot to list something huge I'm thankful for on thanksgiving. DR. PEPPER! Diet coke for me!  We don't even have to share. :P
Is this how the new year is gonna be....I was sucked into watching Jersey Shore (I have avoided it until now) - that is 10 minutes of my life I shall never recover from...but then moved on to Sister Wives - it was far less offensive than Jersey Shore. Oh late night TV! What?  You didn't like that fine quality acting and deep story telling?
Uh, Press Secretary Gibbs is, uh, stepping down, uh, so, uh, we won't have to, uh, listen to his, uh, eloquent way of, uh, presenting the, uh, President's agenda. This is starting out to be a good year! I uh, just wish uh, that I uh, could have uh, heard this person, uh speak, uh to truly uh appreciate this. 
Fed the missionaries tonight. Asked if they were allergic to anything... One elder says, my girl friend says commitment. That is too funny! Oh to be at that table!  I love to pick on the Missionaries. 
Note to vegetarians: My food poops on your food. Enjoy that salad! :) I always thought  those were bacon bits!
I don't understand why everyone says mandarin Chinese is the hardest language to learn. little kids over there are completely fluent. And I know some people who lived here their who lives and have absolutely no concept of the English language.

We Must Be Stupid

We must be stupid.  Or at least the talking heads news anchors seem to think we are.  Why else would they be reporting that gas prices are projected to reach $5 a gallon by 2012.  Why else would they tell us that things at the grocery store will be costing more, however the size will remain the same.  No it doesn't.  I am a bit OCD when it comes to my weekly shopping.  "Everyday Low Price"  has changed just a bit over the last year.  Milk for instance, was 2.29 a gallon.  And if you bought 2 of the same the second gallon was a lesser price.  Slowly over time it increased in price.  Right now it is $2.69 a gallon.  However, if you buy TEN you can get the discounted price.  It's not just milk.  It is everything.  

And it's not just the news anchors who must think we are completely daft.  It's the manufacturer's too.  It's just little things.  One less slice of meat in the lunch meat.  Instead of 15 ounces of tomato sauce it is 14.    The little "3ounce" single serve cans of tuna are more like 2 ounces of tuna and one ounce of water.  And don't even get me started on a bag of chips.  No, I mean really...don't get me started!!  Things that used to come in a quantity of 12 now come in ten.  My grocery store no longer sells 24 case packs of Diet Coke.  It is now the convenient size of twenty.  Twenty for the same low price as the pack of 24.  
They call it "inflation" because the prices are being are being "inflated."  But if you ask me, the only thing being INflated is their earnings.  Meanwhile my wallet is being DEflated.  Really, do they think we are stupid?  Or are they just hoping we are?

Remember tomorrow is the Status Quote.  Find your friends funniest status updates and post them up.  No names or locations please.  We must protect the guilty innocent.