Friday, January 21, 2011

Confessions of a CA Girl

I must confess.  After all it is Friday and confession is good for the soul!


I am going to Zumba this morning.  I really like it.  I hope it lightens my mood.  I am feeling gloomy.  No reason to BE gloomy.  I just am.  I mean come on the sun is shinning!  It will top out at about 70 today.  What do I have to be gloomy about???  I don't know either but it has to stop.  Now.
My kids drive me crazy.  There I said it.  I know it is their job to do that.  I just try not turn into go completely pyscho on them.  After all one day they will be choosing which home to leave put me in.  It would be one thing if they took turns making me crazy, but I think they plot against me when I am not listening.  Like they must tag team some how.  I wonder if I could learn their signals.  You know like the signals they use in baseball.  Does anyone know those?  I don't.

 My house is still a mess.  Every time I make a little headway the mess comes back tenfold.  Why is that?  And how do the bathrooms get so messy?  I mean I clean them.  They look good and then one day it's like an explosion went off in them.  Problem is nobody in this house likes to clean.

I am thinking of creating a schedule for myself.  I am staying up way too late.  I am no longer 18 without kids.  I don't get to sleep til noon.  Well I suppose I could if I wanted to, but I am sure I would pay dearly for it.

Sometimes I wish I had magical powers like Samantha Stephens.  Don't tell me you haven't thought about that.  Twitch your nose, snap your fingers and poof!  She could freeze people, cast a spell (though she rarely did--that was Endora's job!) and disappear when she was angry.  She once zapped Darrin to the couch during a fight.  Imagine that power!

See, confession is good for the soul!  Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, January 20, 2011



OMG:  What a morning!  I got up like normal.  Got dressed like normal.  And I woke up the kids like normal.  Then while waking up Kristin, Ryan came in the room all smiles and something behind his back.  Rewind to the night before when I had sent Rich to the store to buy milk.  He bought me a dark chocolate Hershey's bar.  I set it on my table.  Fast forward.  Ryan smiles at me and says, "I have some chocolate for you."  It is then I notice the chocolate around his mouth.  "You ate my candy bar?"  Ryan proudly answered back, "No, just half."

OMG:  Ryan had chocolate evidence all over his hands so I helped him wash it off.  No towel in the bathroom.  I bent down to find a towel under the sink and then that is when I smelled it.  Stinky poo.  No he wasn't poopy--thank heaven!  But he hasn't quite mastered wiping yet.  Yeah that was fun.

OMG:  I went shopping at Wally for mostly boring stuff but since we went early, my mom and I were able to browse the isles.

OMG:  I went to lunch with my mom, sister, niece and my son.  It was fun and good eats.

OMG:  Teenage angst is no fun.  Enough said.

OMG:  Ooops I did it again!  I went to bed at midnight.  I seriously need to create some sort of schedule that I can adhere to.  It's really ridiculous of me to think I can function on such little sleep.

OMG:  Little Middle needs new shoes.  Already.  We seriously just bought some!

OMG:  This colorful post was brought to you by the letter "O" and by Miss Jenny and her AlphabeThuesday!

Jenny Matlock
And OMG it has been an age but I am finally back to telling two truths and one lie....


OMG!  It's been over a month since I last did this???  Okay to refresh our memories...

1.  While I worked at the Jelly Belly Factory I met Lisa Welchel (Facts of Life) and gave her and her kids a private tour.  True!!!  She is the sweetest person.  And I just had a lovely time with her.  That is until one of my co-workers totally geeked out and wanted her to sign something for her.  She was very gracious and signed.  She made me feel like I was her friend.  Maybe it is because I didn't fawn.  Maybe because she is just that way.  I don't know.  I just know that I really enjoyed her company.
2.  While working at Weight Watchers I was featured in the magazine for a success story  Also true! I did WW the first time some years ago and was featured in their magazine.  They do two or three success stories each month.  I still have it. 
3.  While working at Michael's Arts and Crafts, I did demonstrations for fabric and tole painting.
 FALSE.  While I did have things on display I never taught or demonstrated.

1.  I turned into Bridzilla the week of my wedding
2.  I yelled during labor like they do in the movies.
3.  I went "postal" at Target over a return.

Can you find the fib?  

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How Many is Too Many?

The movie of the week at our house:  The Adventures of SharkBoy and LavaGirl!  As soon as it is over the boy wants to watch it again.  And again. And again.  Do you recognize Sharkboy?  Maybe this will help....
Yeah, even Kristin has had her fill of Sharkboy.  Of course if it were Jacob Black, that would be another story wouldn't it?  It's payback.  Payback for all those times I watched movies over and over.  Cable was new and exciting and they played your favorite movie almost everyday of the month!  And the cable guide was so cool, it would list out the times and dates it would air.  If you were lucky enough to own a VCR you could record your movie and watch whenever you wanted.  Or you could tape record it and listen to it! Over and over again.  So is that what this is?  Pay back?  Because after watching Sharkboy and Lavagirl 4 times in one day, I think I have had my fill of the both of them... until the next time I guess.

What movie did (do) you watch over and over?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Little Miss Muffet....

It's been unusually warm here in California.  So warm it's almost like summer. This picture taken by my sister was taken Saturday.  It was almost 80 that day.  Today it was 84.  I promise this is not normal!!  That being said, we certainly did not spend the day indoors.  See if we did spend the day indoors on a day like this, then you would have just cause to hate!  But since we got out there, you can only turn into the green eyed monster.  

We went to the park with Emmy and her kids.  It was a gorgeous day.  The kids were off playing.  The baby was asleep, and we were happily chatting.  And that is when I felt something tickling on my chest.  I thought maybe my necklace had slipped a little.  Nope.  Still there.  Oh well...back into the conversation.   And then another little tickle.  Okay now I am looking down. didn't fall in there and get lost.  And back to the conversation at hand.  And then another tickle.  What the what!?  I look again, and then I see it.  A spider in my freaking cleavage!  So I did what any other classy woman would do.  I tried to fish that sucker out!  That little booger crawled deeper in!   So now what did CA Girl do?  Well, without completely exposing myself, I mean I am in public after all, I pulled my shirt forward and shook that stinker out!  And if you recall from my VLOG,  spiders and other critters who enter my home are called: DEAD!  Well that also goes for critters sneaking around my person! I smashed that nasty as soon as HE hit the ground.  How do I know it was a boy?  Well of course it was a boy!  

What would you have done?


Monday, January 17, 2011

Can We Talk?


Have you ever gotten a comment that you wanted to respond back to?  And when you go to respond there it is: noreply-comment.  What?  I want to talk to you.  Maybe you don't know you can enable your email.  I didn't.  I can't remember when I figured it out, but ever since I did I am so glad I did it.  I get to chat with all my bloggy friends.  Sometimes I go back and forth for about 4 or 5 emails.  It's a great way to get to know your blogging buddies more.  

Are you like I was and don't realize you can do this.  So very easy:  Go to your "dashboard". Click "edit profile". Click the little box next to "show my email address". Click "SAVE".  It should show the same address that your comments are delivered to. If you want email sent to a different address you will need to change your address.  I am going to learn how to do that trick!!   And when I do, I can share it...via email.  (Thanks Mamarazzi!)

What is your position on enabling your email vs. not?  And will you join us in the Bloggy Revolution!?