Showing posts from February 6, 2011

My Blog Swap Fumble

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I joined up with Mamarazzi for the Pinktastic Blog Swap?  No?  Well just go here and refresh your memory.  I'll wait.   Okay...well I have to tell you all about it now....
First, if I were to grade myself on it...I think an A for effort, but a D for following directions.  You will see why shortly here.  My overall grade is a C.  See it is called PINKTASTIC.  Pink.  Well some of the stuff I bought was pink.  A key chain that was a foot with "California" on it.  It was pink.  Post its with pink flowers, warm fuzzy socks that are pink and white stripped.  I wrapped it all in Valentinesy(yeah, it's a word) paper. I got her a pair of latex gloves as a joke. I didn't think until after the fact, I should have picked pink!  Sheesh!  I need a do over please!
The apron is black yes, but I fell in love it:  "Today's menu:  take it or leave it!"
Okay, my partner:  Mary over at My Family...My World totally shined!  She gets and A…

Reality is...

Reality is...dishes and laundry do not do themselves.
Reality is...cookies are magic.  When you make them...they disappear.
Reality is...getting older really sucks.
Reality is...the older your kids get, the harder it is to get them out of bed.
Reality is...the house doesn't clean itself either.
Reality is...when the money comes in, it in turn goes out. Reality hear what they want to hear.
Reality is...despite knowing that kids have selective hearing, we still tell them things as if they don't.
Reality is sometimes hard to swallow.  Reality sometimes is funny.  Reality is part of life.  But sometimes reality sucks, so we go to our happy place instead!
Reality I participated in Jenny Matlock's Alphabae-Thursday!!!

Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves we all have them.  And if you are anything like me, you have a list about a mile long of pet peeves.  Well today I am going to list out five.  Just five.  And I am linking up with The Real Housewives of Oklahoma.  I have just recently found out about them through another fabulous blogger, Mimi at Living in France.  If you haven't checked out either of these blogs, now is the time.  Well after you read my post...then you can go and visit them. ;)

Now for five of my pet peeves....

1.  The fact 95%  of the general public does not know how to take turns at a 4 way stop.  I hate it so much that I wrote a post about it.  And it really irks me when people speed through or barely roll the stop that is by the SCHOOL! 

2.  Mean girls.  They suck.  I forgot how brutal middle school can be until my daughter started it in 2008/09.  Stupid mean girls with their mean girl moms.  Oh you know the type.  We must break the cycle.  But that is another post for another day.

3.  Drama.  I ca…

The Status Quote

The Status Quote!!!  I love picking random status updates from friends and posting them here.  Of course, I never use names or locations.  If you haven't played before, it's real easy just collect status updates from your friends and post them up.  Then come back and link up with me and EmmyMom!  If you wonder we when we do it.  It's always the second Tuesday of the month. 
The boss's first question of the year--how do I get this file from the email and put in on my desk top?  And he is the boss how?


...was just reminded of the fact that little kids remember the most insignificant comments. Upon producing a cascade of, er, bathtub bubbles, Junior smiled. "Jacuzzi, Mama!"Home jacuzzi's are the bestest!

I will be speaking in my native tongue today.. Sarcasm! :)Finally!  Someone who understands me!

Lunch break = nap time....Apparently the children have other ideas when it's a snow day.They will one day long for a nap.

A man shouldnt think …

All in the Family

What do you think of when I say family?  Is it:  laughter?  dysfunctional?  close knit?  estranged?  blended? When you think of family do you think of your siblings and wonder how they turned out so differently than you?  Or are you all carbons of each other? 

In my family, me and my siblings are a lot alike.  We have the same sense of humor.  And that humor has a tendency to come out more when we are nervous or in an uncomfortable situation.  We like food.  Food is a big part of our lives.  We talk to each other and make each other laugh.  It's good.  And yet we are so different.  Is it our age difference?  Were our influences outside the home different?  And if so, how did our response to them differ and why?

These thoughts came to me over the weekend as my mom and I were discussing the differences between me and my sibs.  We are very different.  But why?  We were raised in the same house, by the same people, and yet we are all so very different.  I look at my own children and …