Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's TV Marathons List

In case you are crazy like me and like to find marathons of things you haven't seen before:

New Year's Eve Wednesday December 31 2008:

A&E: Dog the Bounty Hunter

Bravo: Project Runway

Cartoon Network: 6teen

Discovery Health: Untold Stories of the E.R.

E!: Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Food: The Next Food Network Star

Green: Living With Ed

GSN: $100,000 Pyramid

Logo: Sordid Lives

National Geographic: Earth: The Biography

Nickelodeon: Drake & Josh

Nick Toon: Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius

Science: Survivorman

Sci-Fi: The Twilight Zone

Spike: CSI

Style: Clean House

Sundance: Spectacle

TLC: Mystery Diagnosis

Toon Disney: Spider-man

TruTV: Most Daring / Speeders

TV Guide: Close Up

TV One: Divorce Court

TV Land: I Love Lucy

USA: Elf

Versus: Rocky movies

WE: Bridezillas / The Locator

New Year's Day Thursday January 1st 2009

A&E: The First 48

AMC: Rocky movies

BET: Notarized Top Video Countdown

Bravo: The Biggest Loser

Cartoon Network: Looney Tunes

CNBC: American Greed: Scams, Scoundrels and Scandals

Comedy Central: South Park / Drawn Together

Discovery: Mythbusters

DIY: Dream Home / Renovation Realities

ESPN 2: 2008 World Series of Poker

Food: Iron Chef America

Fox Reality: American Idol

G4: Spaceballs: The Animated Series / Human Wrecking Balls

Green: Living With Ed

History: Ice Road Truckers

MTV: Engaged and Underage Bridal Bowl

The N: What I Like About You

Science: Deconstructed / Weird Connections

Sci-Fi: The Twilight Zone

Soap: Private Practice

Spike: CSI: NY

TLC: Ashley Paige: Bikini or Bust / Inside Brookhaven Obesity Clinic / Half-Ton

TNT: Bones

Toon Disney: Spider-man

Travel: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

TruTV: Speeders / The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest Criminals

TV Land: Brady Bunch

TV One: The Jeffersons

USA: Monk

Versus: World Extreme Cagefighting

We: Bridezillas / Momma's Boys

WGN: Honeymooners

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Overheard in an Asheville restaurant

We ate lunch at this place where we had to sit entirely TOO close to other people and I could hear every word of the ultra-loud conversation the girls (early 20s) and the older lady with them, seemed like their mom (early 50s?) was saying.

I had my TURKISH husband and my kids with me. He was sitting opposite me and is always oblivious to what's going on around him, so he didn't hear them, but the part of their conversation that I caught went something like this:

Girl 1: Oh, you know, in all of the Middle Eastern countries, all of the girls and women have to completely cover all parts of their bodies anytime they go out. They can't even sit near windows.

Girl 2: How awful it must be to be a woman in a Middle Eastern country, ugh!

Mom-like lady: Well you know...they have to completely cover themselves because the Middle Eastern men cannot control themselves.


I am not kidding. I am about 110% confident that if they could tell my DH was Middle Eastern by looking at him, they might have thought twice about making that sweeeeeping, ridiculous generalization out loud. But then they probably think they would know "one" when they saw "one"...just by looking at him! Pissed me off to have that going on right next to me.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Just dyed my daughter's hair red

I am of the belief that if I let her do stuff like this that is virtually harmless that she'll feel like she has some freedom. But purple? Yeah. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's rinsed out!

What? You didn't get Barack the Magic Negro in your stocking this year?

Looks like some did!

Wow, classy!

-- A candidate for the Republican National Committee chairmanship said Friday the CD he sent committee members for Christmas -- which included a song titled "Barack the Magic Negro" -- was clearly intended as a joke.
The title of the song about President-elect Barack Obama was drawn from a Los Angeles Times column.

The title of the song about President-elect Barack Obama was drawn from a Los Angeles Times column.

"I think most people recognize political satire when they see it," Tennessee Republican Chip Saltsman told CNN. "I think RNC members understand that."

The song, set to the tune of "Puff the Magic Dragon," was first played on conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh's radio show in 2007.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Coffee and French Vanilla Kahlua

Is yummy.

Oh, and yes it IS 5:00 here. Right now.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

You know what? I LOVE that necklace! ADORE it!

I bitched about it when I found out prematurely what he got me for Christmas this year. Now that I have it, I love love love it! It's beautiful and looks great! Here's what it is:

Tiffany/Elsa Peretti "The Bean" Necklace


DH, if you ever read that old blog, I'm sorry. I thought I didn't like it, but I do.

Feeling like an ungrateful butt now!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Why NOT to wait until, say, TODAY to put together a Xmas present!

We bought DS a Razor Rip Rider 360 through a pretty big company. Of course, I told DH not to put it together before today because it would be discovered. Well last night he was putting it together at like 2am and realized that a part is defective that is a major fixed part of the bike. We have to go out and try to find another TODAY.

Mother/Teen Daughter Retreat -wish we could go!

Homework, holiday gifts, fights with friends, crushes—being a teenager can be stressful! If you need the chance to take a breath and relax, you might be interested in the TeenSpace retreat for teens (parents are invited, too!). Here’s some information about the retreat from TeenSpace:

Register before December 30th to get a discounted price!

Take a day to retreat and connect with yourself, your life, and the planet.

The TeenSpace self-discovery retreat is the perfect opportunity for you and your parents to explore how to live your life with self-awareness, self-care, wisdom, and presence.

Held at the Creative Life Center in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, on Saturday, January 31st, from 8:30– 4:30, this day-long retreat will give you the tools to relax, make better choices, speak your truth, and be comfortable just ‘being’ rather than ‘doing.’

You’ll get experience with meditation and mindfulness practices, yoga postures, truthful heartfelt communication, wonderful mentors, a safe community, and a time to reflect on the mysteries and truths of your life.

This retreat is for any teen and parent who is ready to look deep inside themselves and open up to new ways of being with each other. It doesn’t matter what your race, religion, sexual
orientation, past experiences, or future plans are: if you are open to self discovery and learning new things, TeenSpace is for you.

Facilitators include:

Debra Beck, author of my Feet Aren't Ugly: A girl's guide to loving herself from the inside out, has mentored teenage girls and their parents for over 15 years. Debra shares tools that they can use to empower themselves and tap into their inner wisdom. She will show them how to access answers they hold within.

Maura Mark, Certified Yoga Teacher &Therapist, has been teaching yoga and leading workshops for over 20 years in AZ, UT, CA and Hawaii. She’ll share her love of yoga and will show teens and their parents how to improve their posture, become more flexible and strong, experience deep states of relaxation, quiet the inner chatter of their mind, and all while listening to great music.

Sarah McLean, Meditation Instructor & director of the Sedona Meditation Training Co., demystifies meditation and has been teaching people to meditate for over 15 years. She will show teens and their parents a simple, powerful, silent meditation technique that has been proven to enhance self esteem, help to access intuition, and access inner wisdom. She says meditation is the perfect antidote for the stress teens face today.

We hope to see you there!

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009
Location: Sedona Creative Life Center, Sedona, AZ
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm,
Early Registration: $119, each additional family member $79. Lunch is included.
Some scholarships are available, please inquire.
To Register: or PHONE Debra at 928-300-0447

Monday, December 22, 2008

Ladies and gentlemen...the Maaaan Soooong

Funny, dude!

Cigarette coupons

Yesterday, addressed to ME was a Camel calendar and 3 coupons good for $1.50 off of something called camel no. 9.

Now I will have the occasional drunken bummed cigarette or smoke some when I am on a weekend away from my kids if we are just hanging out or whatever, but I don't regularly buy cigarettes or smoke.

WHY did they send these to me? It seems unethical to me. I did some searching around online and apparently the only way to get on a cigarette coupon mailing list is to call and request it by the company.

With a teen in the house, this just makes me angry that they are this aggressive.

Friday, December 19, 2008

5 Shameful Confessions

1. I am a big fan of Gossip Girl and I've seen every last episode. I also look forward to Monday for this reason alone.

2. I also like Eminem songs and I have like 15 on my iPod. All explicit.

3. I keep a can of Chef Boyardee something in the cupboard in case of meltdown.

4. Sometimes I drop my kids off in my pajamas and come home and watch TV until it's time to pick them up. Like once a month.

5. I have a very juvenile (think 15 yo boy) sense of humor and make my DH blush with some of my gestures and jokes.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Not even ONE day out of the month!

I normally am not a big fan of the kids' school lunches because they order them from a greasy-spoon type of place. BUT, I like to find a few days during the month where it's something they like and will eat because I'd like a break sometimes from making lunches. I was just ordering their January lunches and there's not ONE DAY that has a meatless option. Not one day. Not even cheese pizza. WTF? My DD is a vegetarian now and this just pisses me right off.

I have returned the menu with a post it asking if we can get just ONE meatless day per month. Holding my breath starting....


Dang...skateboarding is STILL a crime?

I swear that was the angst of the 80s & 90s, but our town just banned skateboarding in our downtown district. Crazy. We actually have a skateboarding advocacy group, too, so it gets interesting.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My new favorite song! Oh No You Didn't!

I downloaded this after hearing it on the Sirius Alt station and I just...well, I really like it. I think it's some video game theme or something, but it is so ironic and it just cracks me up.

Cookies are stupid.

I was baking my favorite candy cane cookies for my cookie exchange tomorrow. Not the kind that are shaped like candy canes, the kind that HAS crushed candy canes in it. Well, apparently that doesn't work out so well on the Pampered Chef stone. The candy stuck all over the damned thing and ruined my cookies. SO I tried it on a regular pan, greased and same damned thing. I'm so mad. I have to make some other freaking cookie. I was so excited that I'd have this done. Do I have to make GASP chocolate chip? I told DH last night that chocolate chip cookies were for losers when he suggested it LOL. I guess candy cane cookies are REALLY for losers.

Funny televised freakouts

I just loooove televised freakouts. They rock! NSFW or kids.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Come on, all you SINGLE LADIES!

Don't you wish you were hot like. Him?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Aww I ruin his surprises EVERY TIME!

Okay, so I have a habit of ruining DH's surprises for Xmas. Not on purpose, but something always goes wrong and he THINKS he knows what I want or it's something I wanted, but then realized that I didn't, or an obvious charge will show up while I am doing bills or something, yk?

I am not really a jewelry girl. Like I like a few certain pieces, but it's never been my "thing".

Last year, he bought me one of those Journey necklaces because I kept oohing and aahing over the commercials for like 2 years...because I like the commercials. Well, it was a LOT smaller than what he thought it would have been when it arrived and by the time it got here, I really didn't want it. He offered to take it back and get me something I really really wanted and that was fine, but I felt bad. I didn't tell him I didn't want it anymore, but he was mad that it was too small, and that was sort of my out.

This year, I was drooling over a necklace that I saw online somewhere and he caught me looking at it and was curious because I was like dang, that's nice. I didn't say I freaking wanted it. I just commented on it. Well, a box came last week addressed to him and he whisked it away. Not before I noticed the return address. I figured it was some musical instrument when I saw it was addressed to him (it was small, but he orders different guitar pedals), but I just left it sit there. LATER, he was talking about how he only needed to get my stocking stuffers and I remembered him telling me that he ordered me something that would be very obvious when it got here so I should just avoid the packages for a while LMAO. I know, right?

Well, I put it together and I know where that box came from. I also know that IF it's where I think it came from, I DON'T WANT TO OWN THAT NECKLACE. I thought it was nice, but the chain won't even fit me on the one I was looking at. I am so freaked out that he got me something that I won't be able to wear. It wasn't cheap, IF it's what I think it is.

Here's the thing. This is like the 5th Christmas or so that I just KNEW what he got me before Christmas came. I don't WANT to know, I just DO. I'm Christmas psychic or something. And I swear, I talked about this necklace in like October, so WTH?

OMG, now that I am putting this all down, I am cracking up at how silly it sounds, but I am really bummed that he spent some $$ on something that I really don't care that much about LOL It's not proportionate LOL

Friday, December 5, 2008

Mom, you need a Spin Lash

WTH? that thing looks scary to me! My son just saw it on TV and said I need it. I could just see the one that I bought malfunctioning and like SUCKING my eyelashes and lid and eventually face into the spinning mechanism. No thanks, son.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My mom has pulmonary emboli

She texted me yesterday to tell me that she felt short of breath and nauseous and just all-over not feeling good. She wanted to know if that's what it felt like when we had pneumonia recently. I told her that if it was pneumonia, they could treat it really quickly and the faster she's seen, the faster she'll feel better.

Well she texted me a few hours later to say that they found that she has several blood clots in her right lung, and later they found them in the left as well. The good news is that she doesn't have them in her legs, which they checked for thoroughly.

I am thankful that they found it right away and they are treating her with blood thinners, but she's not out of the woods and they are keeping her at least a couple more days.

What I find interesting is that the doctors told her once you've had it, it's likely to recur. How scary! I asked if it could be any of the meds that she takes that would contribute to this and they said no.

I went to bed last night with this awful feeling of dread, and although I never bring my cell to bed with me, I did last night. I really think she's going to be fine now, but this type of thing seems so sneaky and hard to predict!

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers if you can.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hi, I'm addicted to Facebook.

My friends have suddenly become much more interesting. Why? I don't know. I can't stop checking, updating LMAO I never cared this much about MySpace. It was too bright and loud and confusing. Crackbook.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My son won't stop talking to me.

What's worse, everything is "look mom, look at this, wait, watch, guess what color light saber I have, guess what guy I am trying to be, guess what I am thinking....just guess, look mom" and it's all from the other room where his DAD is.

OMG OMG I am going to lose my freaking mind. I really actually might.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Role Models (movie)

DH and I went to a movie the other night for his birthday. We were in the mood to laugh and the reviews said this was funny, so we went. It was hilarious! I'm a big Paul Rudd crusher fan, so that was a special treat. McLovin' and Stifler were in it, too!

Don't want to give too much away, but we laughed through most of it! Definitely a well-deserved R rating!

So I saw Twilight last night

I liked it more than I thought I would. There were parts that made my heart pound because they were so hot. But like not a totally sexy way, just hot. I never read the book, so I think I'll borrow them from my DD and get started!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

At midnight. Tonight. Twilight.

I will be at the movie theater with my daughter.

Yeah, it's the midnight showing of Twilight and all of her friends are going, so I promised to take her.

I never got past the first couple chapters of Twilight, so I am not sure what to expect, but maybe it'll be fun??


I present to you........

The Turducken.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The girl in the ugly scarf

That's me!

Yeah, yeah...bitching about the MIL again. She told me that my scarf is ugly. Yep. I have an orange scarf that I love, like pumpkin orange. It's gotten a little pilly, but nothing major. Well, today, I was wearing it on my way out and she stopped me and told me that my scarf is ugly and old. LOL Yeah. I'm not kidding. She doesn't speak a LOT of English, but she knows ugly apparently and made the face to go along with it. She gave me money to buy a new one. Oh I know, that sounds all sweet and all, but WTF with telling me that something I clearly like is ugly?? She sees that if I really want something, I'll get it, so really, it's not about thinking that I couldn't otherwise afford it.

Man, who does she think she is? I want to scream. I seriously, I just want to scream. I actually left the house and cried because I am so frustrated.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Get OUT of my shower!

I have school in an hour and I came home from taking my DS to school to find my MIL in the shower. A really long shower. I need to leave in 30 minutes and I haven't even showered yet. JUST SHOOT ME!

I really, seriously, totally will flip the fuck out. Get out of my shower. Get out of my space. You're screwing with my routine and I can't take it anymore.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Now my daughter has pneumonia :-(

May remember that I just got over it myself a couple of weeks ago. Well, my DD has had a "cold" that turned into bronchitis and is turning into pneumonia. Luckily we took her in early and she's been prescribed antibiotics, which should knock it out. Poor thing! WTF is up with all the pneumonia???

Friday, November 14, 2008

Taking Maya Angelou out of school?

Just seems like blasphemy. A local high school (charter) is in the news today because parents want some books off the reading list, including I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. That seems crazy to me. TO me, that's like not reading Catcher in the Rye or To Kill a Mockingbird. Or Jane Eyre. Or Little Women. Or Wuthering Heights.

Just amazing.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Oh I'm losing my miiiinddd!

My MIL from Turkey is visiting. She speaks very limited English. I speak like 3 words of Turkish. She's been here 2 weeks. She's not leaving till the 22nd. I am SO not into sharing my space. When my kids are in school, I often study. But having someone here makes me looney! Like I am just, I feel like staying in my room all the time because I feel like she's just watching me all the time.

I know that sounds awful. A month is a really freaking long time. She does the dishes, which is nice, but she will be right behind me every single time I put something in the sink. She's trying constantly to push food on my kids, even after they've refused it in ways that she completely understands. She has made my 6-year-old cry twice because she keeps insisting on things and he gets really frustrated. Makes me want to scream.

This is just such a bad time to have someone in my "downtime" space. I am so stressed between getting the house closed this week and the kids' activities, tests in school, PTA stuff, etc that I just want to come home and just know that I am totally, completely alone sometimes.

I KNOW it's just a month, but my GOD it feels like a year already.

The upside is that she doesn't understand English, so she doesn't realize what a b@#$% I am.

Friday, November 7, 2008

You can just tell that Barack is butt-crazy

in love with Michelle:

I've never seen anything like it. They are such a tight couple, I love it!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Flippin blackboard!

So I'm taking this online course through Wichita State. I go in to take a TIMED test on Blackboard and part of the way through, maybe 2/3, I realize that my computer has frozen. Then I spend the next few minutes trying to get the screen back. When it comes back up, I realize that it's been clocking the time away and my time is UP!!!!! So I have to restart my computer to get it to do anything.

I emailed my professor to see if I am stuck with whatever grade I have from that. I don't even know if it even logged any points because I never submit it or anything.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My baby girl has a boyfriend!

Oh someone help me! She had a "boyfriend" in 6th grade, and they talked about once a week on the phone for 5 minutes and it was usually about manga or Pokemon.

Well she's in 8th grade and has a boyfriend now. He doesn't go to her school, which I think is good because it's not a distraction. It's actually the son of a family friend, same age as her. He's a sweet kid and very responsible, so that's a good start.

I am not really down with the full-on boyfriend thing at 13 years of age, so I guess I need to figure out what's okay and what I need to tell her to cool off on.

Strange. My little girl!

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Well, now it makes sense. I have pneumonia. After THREE visits to the urgent care, they finally took an X-Ray. Actually told me I didn't have it before I left after four different people looked at the X-Ray, but called me a few hours later and said that I did, indeed, have pneumonia according to the radiologist. Lovely. Z-pack. Lots of sleep. Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I posted a while back about sort of a healing or health crisis. I just cannot shake being sick! I went back into the doctor and they asked if I realized that I have been sick with this same thing or a variation of it since September 20th. That's a long time to be coughing, feeling exhausted, just sick!

I've had a cough that's just gone on and on.

I feel like I am getting a message to slow to bed for a few days...but who can do that?

Good news is that I had a chest xray and I don't have pneumonia and my blood count is good. Interesting that my blood pressure is high for the first time since I was pregnant with my DS like 7 years ago. I am thinking it's the inhaler or the decongestants or something.

I am truly feeling depressed and actually angry over how bad I have felt for so long and how I just don't have the energy to do anything at all.

My friend who is a runner told me that maybe if I went for a walk or a run I'd feel better, but honestly, I break into a full body sweat and cough for an hour to the point of vomit if I even walk upstairs in my house. It's depressing that I can't even be active, not even a little.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Health Crisis?

Have you ever felt like you were in a "health crisis"? I really have been sick with something or another for at least a month. I feel like I am just totally rundown and my immune system is shot to heck.

I'd like to try to build myself back up. Any suggestions as to what worked for you if you've BTDT? I know I need to be better about my vitamins and committing to 8 hours of sleep a night.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Guy Ritchie gets $60 million for time served

Guess this clears the way for the Madonna/A-Rod thing to move forward. A-Rod asked his wife for a divorce recently, too.

I have to say that I am shocked that Madonna and Guy were able to come to a settlement so quickly. Could have been like Heather Mills/Paul McCartney...long and drawn out.

$60, 000, 000...not bad for time served LOL

Thursday, October 16, 2008

We got an offer on our house!!

We got an offer on the house. It's been on the market since July and this is the 15th showing. First offer! It's lower than we had hoped, but in this market, it's still a great offer! We have till noon tomorrow to accept and WHEN we do, will close mid November.

Poor Joe the Plumber!

'Plumber' says he has no plumbing license

Joe Wurzelbacher says he wants candidates to stick to issues, not him'

That WAS a pretty tacky move on McCain's part. Now it's just. Not good. First and last name on national tv? Tackay.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

How can she stay on the ticket?

I don't understand how Sarah Palin is found to be guilty of abuse of power of her small position in her state and is somehow okie dokie to stay on and run for VP.

Why do people feel like she's a good candidate when she has been found to be in violation of ethics laws?

I guess I don't know who would oust her, but surely people don't feel like given that new information, she's fit to run the country...she couldn't fairly run her state!

Someone please explain this to me! I would feel this way regardless of the candidate, so I am not just trying to bash her per se, but her behavior and the way that people are just looking the other way on this. I cannot imagine what would happen to Obama if such a charge were even LEVELED against him let alone to be found guilty!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My son is Alex P. Keaton

DH and I are big liberals. We just are. We don't talk about it constantly, but our kids both know that we will be voting for Obama in this election. We ALSO are not anti-McCain and really never make much mention or comment on him at all because he's not a part of our political views.

BUT, my 6 year old is constantly talking about how he likes McCain and would vote for him if he could. Of course, he has no reasons or anything, but he says that he doesn't like Obama's commercials and like's McCain's better. LMAO

It was funny because a McCain ad (actually an anti-Obama ad) came on the TV and he said yeah, I like McCain! And I jokingly said "Jordan, are you a Republican?" Just to get a laugh out of DH. But he very seriously looked at me and said "Yes". He doesn't know what a Republican is. I then said "Are you a Democrat?" He said "Nope".

So crazy!

Just thought I'd share that. I KNEW that one of our kids would be a conservative. I knew it. LMAO Didn't know they'd know it when they were SIX!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Snakes in First Grade

One of the parents in our class gave the teacher/class a cool potted plant from her garden. Later in the day, they noticed that there was a SNAKE in the classroom and it had just slithered OUT OF THE POT! It was a brown snake.

I am SO GLAD that I wasn't subbing like I often do, I think I would have passed out!!!! DS says that his teacher didn't scream, but 3 other teachers did

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

noBama looks like Obama

I find it HILARIOUS that when I am passing someone on the freeway going 65+, their NoBama sticker looks JUST like an Obama sticker. I only realized it wasn't when we had to come to a screeching halt.

Yeah, it looks like Obama. They need to make the N bigger. But hey, who am I to complain?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Ralph Nader & Obama Girl show HILARIOUS!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Well, so glad that station #6 had gas!

I had to go to SIX gas stations in my town before I could find one that had gas today. All in all, the line wasn't that long, but I was sweating it because I had less than 1/4 of a tank and DH is going out of town this weekend for a week, and who knows when gas will be back in. WTH is going on?

Soon we'll be assigned a "gas day" like the way back.

I'm NOT buying you a new one, child!

My daughter is such a scatterbrain when it comes to her stuff. She left her phone in her pants and we washed it last month...we had insurance, but the deductible was $50!! Got her a new one (same phone).

TONIGHT, I tell her to bring her laundry down. I don't check all pockets, who has the damned time? plus, she's 13. Anyway, we just retrieved her iPod from the WASHER.


So she says "well, if it doesn't work, you're going to buy me a new one, you're the one who told me to bring my clothes downstairs". HUH? LMAO I refuse. I will not replace it if it doesn't work. I guess we have to let it sit and see if it will work again.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

This is it for me. I've heard ENOUGH about Sarah Palin

Yeah, yeah, call me a bleeding heart, but this "gun-totin" mom also supports "aerial wolf hunting". So it's not enough to have to torture these poor animals fair and square, they want to chase them down and shoot them from a PLANE? This is incredibly cruel and just has me feeling very sick. The fact that anyone would support and even introduce bills to make this legal is so disturbing to me.

Gosh, the more I hear about her, them more I question her compassion and empathy and all of the things that I DO value about women and my fellow citizens.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sarah Palin & Book banning

Wow, just what we need. More censorship. From a Time Mag article:

Governing was no less contentious than campaigning, at least to begin with. Palin ended up dismissing almost all the city department heads who had been loyal to Stein, including a few who had been instrumental in getting her into politics to begin with. Some saw it as a betrayal. Stambaugh, the police chief and a member of Palin's step-aerobics class, filed a lawsuit for wrongful termination, alleging that Palin terminated him in part at the behest of the National Rifle Association, because he had opposed a concealed-gun law that the NRA supported. He eventually lost the suit. The animosity spawned some talk of a recall attempt, but eventually Palin's opponents in the city council opted for a more conciliatory route.

At some point in those fractious first days, Palin told the department heads they needed her permission to talk to reporters. "She put a gag order on those people, something that you'd expect to find in the big city, not here," says Naegele. "She flew in there like a big-city gal, which she's not. It was a strange time, and [the Frontiersman] came out very harshly against her."

Stein says that as mayor, Palin continued to inject religious beliefs into her policy at times. "She asked the library how she could go about banning books," he says, because some voters thought they had inappropriate language in them. "The librarian was aghast." That woman, Mary Ellen Baker, couldn't be reached for comment, but news reports from the time show that Palin had threatened to fire Baker for not giving "full support" to the mayor.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I can honestly say...without a doubt

That I HATE the guy that is buying our old house from us. Like I really do. He is such a classless piece of shit and has basically conned us out of $$ and we can't back out because if we do, we may be sitting on that house forever. I hate that he's taken advantage and we can't tell him off because we need to close. I have never really hated anyone, I don't think, but I really do hate this loser.

Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm so excited! Going back to school!

And yep, I'm yelling!

Okay, I mentioned before that I am going back to school to get my IBCLC. I am taking a couple of "recommended" classes like Soc. & Psych., but I needed another component which I was going to buy modules for and would have cost me over $1000.

I found a course at Wichita State taught by an AMAZING woman who I have always been a big fan (and in awe) of. She's one of the leading authorities in the technical/practical lactation field.

Well, classes already started at WSU and enrollment was "iffy". I finally talked the lady in the admissions office into letting me do it today after she wasn't very positive about it at first. She called me back and said how she could tell how much I wanted to take this class and she got them to make an exception as far as late enrollment, but that I would need to see if I could get a spot.

I had been emailing back and forth with Dr. Riordan to find out more about the course, and I told her this am of my predicament and asked for the honor to be included in her class. She said YES and told them to add me!!!!!

I am so excited and I cannot believe I was able to pull it off. Now let's hope I can keep up with the class!!!! It's 3 credit hours, so I have gone from no school to trying to do 9 credit hours this semester!!!

After I pass her class, I will have everything i need to sit for the Boards. I never thought this would be.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

My very own Cakewreck!

I have a friend who is going to the Democratic National Convention as a Delegate and she was having a get-together, so I decided to make cake. Yeah. Read em and weep, people!

Monday, August 4, 2008

So--we made the trip

We decided to go ahead and head to my mom's in Indiana. I had a free night at a Hilton hotel, so we stayed a hotel in Ohio after about 7 hours in the car and got up on Sunday morning to take the next 2.5 hours of the drive.

It's been nice. The kids are having a good time and it's really pretty here. It's been cool enough to sit outside and not deadly humid like in NC.

Taking lots of pics. Cool stuff to see!

Friday, August 1, 2008

It's official, I am insane!

I am thinking about taking my kids and driving to Indiana to my mom's. We haven't been ANYWHERE for vacation this year, mostly because we cannot afford it, but I HAVE to get out of here for a while, just to say we did. DH doesn't have vacation time because his entire company gets it at the same time and it's the week the kids go back to school.

Am I totally insane? It's like 9 hours. Can you even DRIVE 9 hours with only food breaks? I've never driven more than 4 hours at a time and that was NOT with my kids.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Would you breastfeed in public?

Please vote in this poll at US Magazine. Let's show that it's perfectly acceptable!

I have to say I'm surprised that many people said no. Do they never leave the house or are those the ones not breastfeeding?

Friday, July 25, 2008

If this isn't dirty campaigning, I don't know what is!

A couple of months ago, I saw Cindy McCain on the Today Show and she was adamant that her husband would never run a dirty campaign.

Oh really? It's really abhorrent.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


We watched one last night with this guy who was a crackhead. It was really sad. I wasn't at all surprised that they want to try to rehab a crackhead in 45 days and he goes out and relapses. It's not enough for someone with a true crack addiction, but dang, some interesting television!

This show makes me sad, too!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Someone took the WiiFit right out of my cart!!!

I have been stalking an online store today that was getting shipments and I FINALLY got one in stock. I went through to the point where I had put my payment info in and BAM, wouldn't go to the next page. Guess someone paid faster than me. Dammit. Double dammit. LOL

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Craigslist sale had bad side effects for me

I listed something on Craigslist and sold it to someone who had to come by and pick it up. Her brother in law had contacted me initially saying that his SIL wanted the item. They came together, paid, and left.

Fast forward to this morning.

I get an email from someone I don't recognize. At first.

I read the email. It is some craziness about Obama and it starts with;


I thought you might find this interesting.

and goes on to be this:

It’s a little long so if you get bored make sure you read the last two paragraphs….thats scary

Subject: FW: A Black Columnist on Obama-A MUST TO READ
interesting read............................... Subject: A Black Columnist on Obama

Ken Blackwell - Columnist for the New York Sun

It's an amazing time to be alive in America . We're in a year of firsts in this presidential election: the first viable woman candidate; the first viable African-American candidate; and, a candidate who is the first front-running freedom fighter over 70. The next president of America will be a first.

We won't truly be in an election of firsts, however, until we judge every candidate by where they stand. We won't arrive where we should be until we no longer talk about skin color or gender. Now that Barack Obama steps to the front of the Democratic field, we need to stop talking about his race, and start talking about his policies and his politics.

The reality is this: Though the Democrats will not have a nominee until August, unless Hillary Clinton drops out, Mr. Obama is now the frontrunner, and its time America takes a closer and deeper look at him. Some pundits are calling him the next John F. Kennedy. He's not. He's the next George McGovern. And it's time people learned the facts.

Because the truth is that Mr. Obama is the single most liberal senator in the entire U.S. Senate. He is more liberal than Ted Kennedy, Bernie Sanders, or Mrs. Clinton. Never in my life have I seen a presidential frontrunner whose rhetoric is so far removed from his record. Walter Mondale promised to raise our taxes, and he lost. George McGovern promised military weakness, and he lost. Michael Dukakis promised a liberal domestic agenda, and he lost.

Yet Mr. Obama is promising all those things, and he's not behind in the polls. Why? Because the press has dealt with him as if he were in a beauty pageant.. Mr. Obama talks about getting past party, getting past red and blue, to lead the United States of America . But let's look at the more defined strokes of who he is underneath this superficial "beauty."

Start with national security, since the president's most important duties are as commander-in-chief. Over the summer, Mr. Obama talked about invading Pakistan, a nation armed with nuclear weapons; meeting without preconditions with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who vows to destroy Israel and create another Holocaust; and Kim Jong II, who is murdering and starving his people, but emphasized that the nuclear option was off the table against terrorists - something no president has ever taken off the table since we created nuclear weapons in the 1940s. Even Democrats who have worked in national security condemned all of those remarks. Mr. Obama is a foreign-policy novice who would put our national security at risk.

Next, consider economic policy. For all its faults, our health care system is the strongest in the world. And free trade agreements, created by Bill Clinton as well as President Bush, have made more goods more affordable so that even people of modest means can live a life that no one imagined a generation ago. Yet Mr. Obama promises to raise taxes on "the rich." How to fix Social Security? Raise taxes. How to fix Medicare? Raise taxes. Prescription drugs? Raise taxes. Free college? Raise taxes. Socialize medicine? Raise taxes. His solution to everything is to have government take it over. Big Brother on steroids, funded by your paycheck.

Finally, look at the social issues. Mr. Obama had the audacity to open a stadium rally by saying, "All praise and glory to God!" but says that Christian leaders speaking for life and marriage have "hijacked" - hijacked - Christianity. He is pro-partial birth abortion, and promises to appoint Supreme Court justices who will rule any restriction on it unconstitutional. He espouses the abortion views of Margaret Sanger, one of the early advocates of racial cleansing. His spiritual leaders endorse homosexual marriage, and he is moving in that direction. In Illinois , he refused to vote against a statewide ban - ban - on all handguns in the state. These are radical left, Hollywood , and San Francisco values, not Middle America values.

The real Mr. Obama is an easy target for the general election. Mrs. Clinton is a far tougher opponent. But Mr. Obama could win if people don't start looking behind his veneer and flowery speeches. His vision of "bringing America together" means saying that those who disagree with his agenda forAmerica are hijackers or warmongers. Uniting the country means adopting his liberal agenda and abandoning any conflicting beliefs.

But right now everyone is talking about how eloquent of a speaker he is and - yes - they're talking about his race. Those should never be the factors on which we base our choice for president. Mr. Obama's radical agenda sets him far outside the American mainstream, to the left of Mrs. Clinton.

It's time to talk about the real Barack Obama. In an election of firsts, let's first make sure we elect the person who is qualified to be our president in a nuclear age during a global civilizational war.

According to The Book of Revelations the anti-Christ :

.........will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal....the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will destroy everything. Is it OBAMA??

I STRONGLY URGE each one of you to repost this as many times as you can! Each opportunity that you have to send it to a friend or media it! If you think I am crazy,. I'm sorry but I refuse to take a chance on the "unknown" candidate.
After I tracked it down, and found a familiar name on the CC list, being the woman that I sold the Craigslist item to, I realized that this was sent to me by the brother in law of the purchaser.

I have an Obama sticker on my van and a sign in my yard. Fair game? I guess so.

BUT OMG, what in the fuck makes a total stranger think it's okay to spew this kind of strangeness at a complete stranger? I am not sure why I am so surprised, but dammit, this kind of thing pisses me off. MY views are MY views and yes, I have a sign in my yard, but it's in MY yard and I don't go around trying to tell anyone and everyone ALLLLL about why I support Obama. Unless they ask.

This bugs the crap out of me. I want to reply something nasty like HEY BITE ME, but I will not. They know where I live after all.

Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin will never rest in peace?

People are really, really crazy.

I laughed when my doctor told me to relax

Because it never freaking ends! Of course, my kids are on summer break, so they want to be entertained every minute of the day, but we also have a house on the market that our livelihood and whether or not we get to keep the house we live in hinges on in a shitty market, but this morning, our renter in the OTHER house that we have been renting out (long story) called this morning and said that the storms from last night screwed up the roof and it's leaking. Insurance co. says that we have to come up with $1000 for a deductible, which we don't currently have, and I want to cry. I am mad that I cannot just rest for a while and get rid of this freaking skin whatever the hell!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Shingles? REALLY? SUCKS!

So all week, I had this awful itching and burning on my skin on my left hip. I didn't see anything and couldn't figure out what was going on, but my back hurt, too, like a nerve issue or something. Well, a friend of mine who is a P.A. said that it sounded like possible shingles. But since I didn't see any blisters I didn't think that was it.

Until this morning. I have a couple of raised red areas, looks like chicken pox (which is apparently how this started a zillion---well---28 years ago). All of a sudden, the itching, burning, etc made sense.

I just had it confirmed at urgent care and now will need to be on an antiviral, steroid and something for the itching.

My son has not had chicken pox, but I did break down and get him the pox vaccine last fall. Let's hope it works because the pox right now would be awful!

Oh, and I nearly died laughing when the doctor told me that it lies dormant after you have chicken pox for years and years and then stress can bring it on. Stress? It IS summer vacation!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I may lose my sh@t!

My kids are making me freaking insane. I am not sure if I can keep my shit together long enough (45 minutes) for their dad to get home. They have been fighting ALL DAY LONG. She's 12 and he's 5. And they have been fighting ALL DAY LONG. Now it's about video games and I am tempted to pull the plug and gag them both with it (no, I'd NEVER).

I swear the next time one of them speaks, I will freak out. Freak out. Freak out.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

This isn't news. When Mom nags, Dad bags!

When moms criticize, dads back off of childcare

Monday, May 26, 2008

I had to leave my baby there for a couple of days!!

I had to leave my MacBook with Apple yesterday maybe until Tues or Wed! DH asked me if I wanted to call and check on I'd last night! LMAO

It has a very common crack on the area where the wrist rests. Apparently it happens a lot with the Macbook and luckily I have Applecare. Anyway, my options until I get it back are my (cracked) iPhone or the dinosaur eMac since DH is out of town with his laptop. Sigh, life is rough.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My heart is broken

I dropped my iPhone this morning and the screen is all cracked! WAAHHHHHH It still works, but MAN this sucksss!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Wow, another Duggar on the way.,0,2119402.story

Whoops! I ruined yet ANOTHER surprise!

I went into our banking online (I rarely do this) to check and see if we got our stimulus payment. We did...YAY...but I also saw where DH went shopping for my Mother's Day present, and by the place, I know what he bought. I always ruin his surprises inadvertently. It didn't occur to me! Anyway, i wanted to email him that we got it, but then he'll know I looked and he'll know that I know, so to be nice to him, I emailed him and asked DID WE GET IT? DID WE GET IT? because we were expecting it today. LMAO WHOOPS

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Don't participate in forum threads on politics with rednecks

Over-read on my local mommy site.

Okay, there's a thread started about how some of us went to see Obama in a town nearby yesterday.

A few people talked about the event, it was neat, he was a good speaker, yadda ya...and someone posted:

And no one shot him?
Am I just overly sensitive or is that like one of the most disgusting posts ever? I mean f'reals!

I couldn't think of the words that would not get me banned, so I simply quoted and replied:
Ugh. Yuck.
WTF though? Clicking my ruby slippers together now.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I get to meet Bill Clinton tomorrow!

This is super cool! Now, I am not necessarily a huge Hillary fan, but I AM a Democrat and I am excited that Bill Clinton is coming to our small town to stump for Hillary.

I was asked to come volunteer, which includes guaranteed admission and to actually MEET President Bill Clinton. There hasn't been a Presidential visit to our town since the 60s, so this is historic.

I think I will be helping to sign people in and crowd control, etc.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

How do you know what's wrong when you don't know what's wrong?

Posting this freakin long-ass post here just to get it off my chest.

Over the past, oh, six months, I have become very restless in my life. I feel like I am MISSING my calling. I don't know what that even means, but it's a nagging feeling. I think part of it is that I had my daughter very young (19) and there are things that I wanted to do, and had planned to do, that I didn't do because I went into mommy mode. My choice.

I did go and get a professional certificate and I did work, but I never went to college like I was supposed to (in my mind). I even had a bit of a scholarship that I let slip through my hands because before I could enroll in college I was pregnant with very little support. School would have meant child care for me, which at the time, I couldn't afford and would have had to work full time AND go to school full or even part time...yadda yadda blah...

I got married to a very stable guy and I love him and he totally adores me, but I cannot shake the feeling that I married him partially because he was stable and safe and I needed that. That's okay, right? Was I madly in love when we got married? Not really, but I did/do LOVE him. Does that make sense? Anyway, I guess I couldn't think of a reason NOT to get married, and I definitely wanted to have a stable family for my DD.

A few years into our marriage, I wanted another baby and we had DS. I went into super-hyper mommy mode then. My DD was in 2nd grade when he was born and I had the time and the stay at home status to be the very best AP mommy I could be, LOL. I loved breastfeeding and I loved being "attached". BUT...I feel as if I spent those years so totally engrossed in mommyhood that now that my son is in kindergarten all day and I have NO children at home, I have nothing left for me.

I know that I am not "too old" to find out what I want to be when I grow up, but I am also not getting any younger.

I've been an event planner for an International organization for the past several years, and I know that I can use that skill set on my resume and I have. I get lots of calls about it because they search it out on, but they almost ALL want at least 25-40% travel if not more. That is a REALLY well-paying, marketable skill that I cannot.freaking.use right now to make money and it bugs me.

I have spoken with the guidance counselor at the local community college and am still not sure what path I would take if I went to school. See, I would make so much more doing what I already know, and school seems sort of (gasp) a waste, but of course school might get me into a more traditional field where I would work (yawn) 9 to 5 so that I am not away from home more than necessary.

Then what? What happens when both of my kids are out of the house altogether one of these days? How far do you go to put your kids ahead of yourself...always? I am so confused with this now.

I also feel a bit resentful that my DH gets sort of an attitude when I talk about wanting to travel to places I haven't been...ALONE. I realize that we are a family and I realize that I am married, but there are a lot of freaking places that I want to see and experience on my own terms. Not based on what HE wants to do, not based on what the KIDS want to do...JUST ME. I know that's a hell of a lot to ask for, but man, why do I feel so guilty for wanting things for me me me?

A lot of this goes along with everything else that has been going on with me recently, I just don't know what this feeling is exactly.

Good news is that I've been going to a therapist, but we've been working on trying to get out of crisis mode with my daughter, so we haven't touched on this a whole lot yet.

I must be OUT of my mind!

But in 40 minutes, I will be going to the Muay Thai place here in town to do a women's Muay Thai fitness class. It's not the actual fighting, but like kickboxing and other cardio/strength exercises.

Heaven help me...

Monday, March 17, 2008

This is so hard. I'm sad.

Things have gotten very difficult at my house. My DD is doing marginally better already in school, but her behavior and anger toward me has seemed to increase and I worry that she really is very depressed. I have been trying to get a referral to a good child psychologist or family therapist, but this small town shit sucks. I don't know who in the nearby big cities yet, either.

I basically feel like I have failed my daughter and that I am really not much use to her now because I am basically totally frozen not knowing what to do next. Because I can hardly focus on anything but her, my son doesn't get much from me, either. I just haven't felt this depressed and so much anxiety in a long time. I have a call in to a couple of therapists maybe to get through this time, and hope to get in somewhere soon. Sure, I could get my doctor to put me back on Zoloft (which I was on with PPD after DS), but we have problems that I need to be completely emotionally present for right now and I never felt like I was on Zoloft. Things evened out, but mostly flatlined. I cry almost daily because I feel so powerless and so depressed that I don't know if I can help her.

To make matters worse, my cat has never gotten better for all of the things I have tried (allergy eliminations, etc) and continues to scratch herself up to infection. We finally had no choice but to get her declawed, and she is in there today getting that done, which makes me so so so sick to my stomach. Yes, she's an inside cat, and yes, we have to stop her from being able to really hurt herself, but I never in a zillion years thought I'd agree to letting them do this to my cat. My heart hurts over it...and she's a cat.

I am just in a really, really bad place right now and I guess I just cannot see the light just yet.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Okay, this is the second time!

A while back, a girl hit my child in class and no one in the school bothered to tell me about it. I had to hear it from a parent.

Well. THAT SAME PARENT said to me today "oh, did you know that your DD kissed a boy in class and got in trouble?"

Uh, uhhhhh come again? When did this happen? Oh, last week? Wow, yeah, NO I didn't hear about it. TYVM

So, I asked her about it and of course she wants to know where I heard it. I told her a parent. She said that it is true and her friend dared her to do it and the boy was embarrassed by it and she was made to apologize by the school guidance counselor (same one who didn't tell me about the hitting incident). He told her that he wouldn't be telling her mother about it.

I guess they figure it's her issue, but GODDAMN IT, I want the opportunity to talk to my daughter about it after the fact at the very least.

She said that because HE told her he wouldn't tell, that she thought he was saying that SHE shouldn't.


Saturday, March 1, 2008

Yeah, that's me. Great pic, eh?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day! Criticism, meltdowns and cooking!

Can I just say that I am not a big fan of being criticized for things not being absolutely perfect at a CLASS party after single-handedly organizing it? Like can people just be glad they didn't have to do it and keep it shut? Really? I will never get that mentality of "no, I won't help, but gosh, you suck for doing/not doing XYZ" WTF is wrong with people? Nutty.

I'm not sure if it's the cupcake or the cookie or the Hawaiian Punch or the...or the...or the...but my son has been melting down over and over again for like the last 2 hours and I feel like putting on my PJs and locking myself in my bedroom until "daddy" gets home. Or a reallllllly early bedtime for the kids. Like, is 5pm too early? It is? Okay.

ALAS, I cannot. Why? BEEEEEcause, instead of taking my darling husband up on the idea to go OUT to eat tonight, I thought Wow, it would be really sweet of me and it would really show the love in my heart to MAKE DINNER FOR MY FAMILY ON VALENTINE'S DAY.

So....I got everything I needed to make dinner, complete with this really amazing cake from Whole Foods and some yummmy pink champagne (wait, can I open that now?) and will be doing that tonight. I know I'll be glad I did, but Chilis or the Thai restaurant are sounding awfully good right now.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hi, I like pain!

I am totally in love with this Too Faced Lip Injection. It hurts like a sonofabitch for a few minutes, but makes my lips look red and plump and I love this stuff. Oh, and it tastes like Red Bull. MMMMM

You can get it at Sephora.

Monday, February 4, 2008

So does breastfeeding!!!

Sugar eases pain in shots for babies

Saturday, February 2, 2008

I got a tattoo tonight!

Oh yes I did. First tat!

It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Well...actually...there was a point where I wanted to get up and leave, but I didn't think that HALF of a tattoo would look that great. It's on my upper right back, like below my shoulder. Love it!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

On my way to Indiana

My paternal grandmother has passed away, so I am leaving today to go to Indiana, returning on Sunday. Send positive thoughts to my husband, who will be ALL.ALONE. with the kids until then.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Uh. Good question.

I told my DH that I want to go back to school, and he is like "why? you don't have to."

Both of my kids are in school from 8-3 every day. That is surely enough time to take a couple of classes, yes? It could take me a century to get an associates, but all I have is a Pharmacy tech license from California, and techs here in NC aren't even licensed and didn't even have to go to school like you do in CA, so they don't make shit. THey make like half of what I did back in CA, if even that.

Anyway, I guess I just want to have accomplished it. That and who knows. I love my husband, but I've seen things NOT last forever, and how would I support myself or me and the kids without some kind of education beyond high school?

Does that sound too pessimistic a reason? I know I just want it for myself, and he is not really saying NOT to, but I guess he asks a good question.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


I DVR'd and watched the whole last season of The Hills and now that Noggin is airing it, I am watching the whole damned series. One day at a time.

Why? Why?

Friday, January 18, 2008

I don't understand...

How can a woman live with a man she cannot stand? Like several of my friends talk about their husbands like they are their cross to bear. I was pining away that DH will be gone for 5 days at the end of the month, and she was like "well gosh, I am always so glad when my DH is gone because then he's not undermining me constantly with the kids and complaining of what I made for dinner". I am always speechless when I hear stuff like this. Really, people live this way? I live for the moment my DH gets home. He is helpful with the kids and I cannot remember him ever complaining about dinner. If dinner is ready when he gets home, it's like he won the lottery.

Of course, my friends tell their husbands "well, Erin's husband would...." and I always cringe when they tell me that they said that. These guys probably want to burn him at the stake!

I guess I never realized that I had this special case or was "lucky" to have the DH I have. I don't consider it "luck" since I made that choice consciously and did have a choice.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

It snowed at my house this am!

We get about one day of snow a year, well, more like a quarter of a day. It snowed here this am. So perty. If I can get my painkillers to kick in, I'll take the kids out in it, LOL

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I really am starting to hate political discussions

...especially with people who haven't the first clue what they're talking about. It seems like everywhere you turn, there's some heated discussion about politics. So basically I need to go hide in a cave until December? Bah!

With people who have no damned idea what they are talking about. It makes me

I hereby vow not to get into political discussions with *anyone* from our local mommy site.

I just won't. I can't.

The thing is I don't really care at all about the candidate in question, but my GOD people...

Here are some highlights:

Who is Barack Obama?

Very interesting and something that should be considered in your
If you do not ever forward anything else, please forward this to all
your contacts...this is very scarey to think of what lies ahead of us
here in our own United States. ...better heed this and pray about it and share it.

We checked this out on ''. It is factual. Check for your self.

Who is Barack Obama?

Probable U. S. presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama was born
in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a black MUSLIM
from Nyangoma-Kogel, Kenya and Ann Dunham, a white ATHIEST from
Wichita, Kansas. ;
Obama's parents met at the University of Hawaii. When Obama was two
years old, his parents divorced. His father returned to Kenya. His
mother then married Lolo Soetoro, a RADICAL Muslim from Indo nesia. ?
When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocate to Indonesia. Obama
att ended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta. He also spent two years in a
Catholic school.

Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim. He is
quick to point out that, 'He was once a Muslim, but that he also
attended Catholic school.' Obama's political handlers are attempting to make it appear that he is not a radical.
Obama's introduction to Islam came via his father, and that this
influence was temporary at best. In reality, the senior Obama returned to Kenya soon after the divorce, and never again had any direct
influence over his sons education. Lolo Soetoro, the second husband of Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, introduced his stepson to Islam. Obama was enrolled in a Wahabi school in Jakarta. Wahabism is the RADICAL teaching that is followed by the Muslim
terrorists who are now waging Jihad against t he western world. Since
it is politically expedient to be a CHRISTIAN when seeking major
public office in the United States, Barack Hussein Obama has joined
the United Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim
background. ALSO, keep in mind that when he was sworn into office he DID NOT use the Holy Bible, but instead the K oran.

Barack Hussein Obama will NOT recite the Pledge of Allegience nor will he show any reverence for our flag. While others place their hands
over their hearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches.
Let us all remain alert concerning Obama's expected presidential
The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the US from the inside out, what better way to start than at the highest level - through the
President of the United States, one of their own!!!!
did not plan to vote for him either. I don't think anyone that can't say the Pledge of Allegiance ( I have saw pictures of him during a pledge of allegiance on tv) or has any affiliation with the Muslim religion at any time in his life has any place running the country after 9/11. I don't think he would make it very long if he gets to be president either. JMO though.
Snopes says that the church welcomes white people, i just don't see it. I'm not going to be committed to a country that I have never been to or have any affliation with. Why do these AMERICANS that have probably never been to africa themselves that are born in AMERCIA seem to be more committed to that country than their own. Makes no sense to me. Sounds like this guy should go try to become president in a country in africa.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I didn't realize that Sean Connery is a woman beater. Till now.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Bill O'Reilly gets into confrontation at an Obama event

Further proof that he's nuts and full of hot air.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

I am my kids' mom. I am my kids' mom. Creeepy doll!

You know you want one!

Below are only a few of the 23 different phrases that the Dr. Laura action figure says when you press her button. (Batteries Included)

Sample Phrases

Now go do the right thing.
Don't argue with me, it makes me testy.
Be the kind of person you want to come home to every day.
Is this the hill you want to die on?
I am my kids' mom.

Dr. Laura is not only one of the most popular radio personalities in America, she is also a best selling author of 14 books, including 4 children's books. Best known for her no-nonsense approach to parenting and her unwavering commitment to children, Dr. Laura always believes everyone should "go do the right thing".

The Dr. Laura Action Figure stands 11 inches tall and is packaged in a display box that includes her biography and photos from her personal collection. Dr. Laura herself was involved in the creation of the doll to ensure that this action figure is as true to life as possible.


This is a great article. I've been "that" mom!

Edible Complex

Having a girlfriend with eating issues is tense enough. But when that friend becomes a mom, the competition reaches a whole new level.