Tuesday, September 28, 2010


entire team with pantyhose over their heads...HAHAHA love it...2 pts

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hmmm...is it true??

Daily we hear about new ways to loose weight or new food that are good/bad for us. It is overwhelming to say the least. Today it is the Top 10 fat burning foods, tomorrow it is the No carbs diet that disses those Top 10 fat burning foods. There is so much pressure on us as a society to be healthy, to loose weight, to look good etc, but then every time we turn around there is a new fast food restaurant going up...I swear they will not stop until there is one on every other corner...

I'm just so sick of hearing about it you know? I need to loose weight...I look fat...does this make my butt look too big etc...

Do it for yourself, and not for others.

I love hearing the success stories, I don't like hearing the whining that goes along with it. And believe me, I do some of that whining. I have a blogger friend who is doing it! She has lost about 20 pounds, and it is just from better choices in her eating, not a strict diet, not a gym rat, just little by little and boy is it refreshing to hear her successes! She wants to feel comfortable in her skin, she doesn't want to deprive herself or complain when she eats a piece of cake etc...she is aiming for healthy not worldly acceptance!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Some people out there don't understand blogging. I have been blogging for 5+ years with well over 1500 posts. I don't think I could have stayed sane as a stay at home mom if I wasn't turned on to blogging. I've met some great people, met some in real life and still home to meet some in the future. It is nice to know there are people out there struggling with the same issues as you, or even celebrating the same things as you. It has been a great out let for me in so many ways, I am thankful for the opportunity. I still wish to be a famous paid blogger someday, but if I don't achieve that it's OK.

Anyway...I wanted to share with yo something that is going on in the blogging world right now.
There is this tiny baby Matthew who was born to parents that had been trying to conceived for years. Finally after many miscarriages and a loss of a baby in the middle of her pregnancy, she gave birth to Matthew at the end of August...and then sadly and suddenly passed away in her sleep a week after he was born. How awful? How heart wrenching? I just am saddened beyond belief every time I think about this. Matthews father knew that his wife really, really wanted to breastfeed Matthew. And thanks to many bloggers being selfless and generous many mothers around the area and some far away are sponsoring baby Matthew with their breast milk...how is awesome is that??? I was so amazed at this! At first I thought it kinda weird with lots of issues to deal with, but you know what??? I think it is amazing, and if I could, I would. We drink randoms cows milk (and cows are animals...ick) so why cant this baby drink some random mothers milk??? He isn't sucking on some random breasts... that might be weird...he is getting nutrition in the way his mother dreamed of giving him, and some selfless women have agreed to give that mother her dream when she lost her ultimate dream of being a mother.

YEAH for awesome bloggers in this awesome community we share.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

No turning back

4...FOUR...yep 4 more days left of Summer. Oh my! I cannot believe it is over, I am not ready, yet I am. Fall is my favorite but that following it is the worst...I cannot even think about even calling it by name because I despise it, so long and dark and lonely, not to mention COLD. But I wont focus on that I will focus on that right in front of me...the closing, the END of Summer. Welcoming of warm and crisp and smells of apples and spice.

With that said, it is also time for the closing of the garden. I am not a pro and therefore am not going to attempt a Fall garden planting, (wouldn't this be cool though...gardening all year round...hydroponic systems?) we still are awaiting the endless supply of tomatoes forming, some that will not fully ripen or grow to be eaten, but there are still so many and so many buds as well. A few more peppers as well. I need to pull out the deeply rooted, once glorious sunflowers, that have been beheaded by my dog or my kids. I need to learn what to do to prepare my soil for next season, I have heard rumors about coffee grounds...anyone have any advice?

With that said, I still have 50 or so tomatoes in my freezer...I need to cook them down at some point and don't know how??? And advice on that too?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Something you haven't see here in awhile!

A picture!

The family who tries on lampshades in Walmart!

It was part of a photo scavenger hunt...be on the lookout for some more pretty funny pictures from that fun and crazy day!!

What if we were just grateful???

Are you a grateful person?? I think I am, but I am sure I can use some work!

Lately I have been just bogged down by people and their ungratefulness. I mean, Im sorry if you can't have the newest Prada handbags, you did just get the newest Gucci one last week. I mean seriously people. I don't want to hear you complain about your awesome vacation that your on while I stay at home a try to make ends meet for my family and hope and pray and hope some more that we can go away for our 10 year anniversary in November, because we've been away twice together in 10 year. Do people really think someone should feel sorry for them??? Because I don't.

My facebook status the other day was, What if we were all just grateful with what we had...someone responded, "Best Buy would be out of business" and he was so right...which is sad.

*steps off soapbox...hey I did say I could use some help in this area myself.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Is it really time to renew my car insurance again??And did it really go up $40 a month for 1 ticket in 12 years??? Honestly people. I AM SO SICK OF INSURANCE of all kinds...I so sick of paying for just in case, ya know?? Is there even affordable car insurance anymore??? I KNOW it is a good thing. Don't lecture me on that. How much moe money could I be giving to people in need, blessing people who can't afford to put food on the table for their family, instead of paying for just in case, and barley being able to make it ourselves. Just sick and tired of the politics of companies that are supposed to be there for you, you know, the ones you are paying to be there for you but when it comes down to it will they be??? Probably not without a fight.

So I'll be on the lookout AGAIN. Spending my precious time on the phone and internet trying to find someone not wanting to rip me off.

Other than that things are looking good around here. A bit of allergies running around our home, sore throats and stuffy noses, but all in all things are good.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Highs and Lows

How come the highs and lows of life cant just even out to OK days. I feel like I have SO MANY low days and not enough in between. It is probably me and my lack of a plan or purpose for my life right now. I mean, I cant even get my to do lists done, let alone figure out what I want to do with my life. I certainly cannot see myself in a career, or even liking a part time job, I'm so spoiled, how can I let go of that???

UGGGGGG, I see no end in sight.

We need to make some changes around here, and it is going to be painful, but the end result shall be sweet. Hopefully the lows will bottom out soon!

Thanks for letting me spill!

Friday, September 03, 2010

So many wow's

Kids in school...1st and 5th grade...marriage coming up on 10 years (less than 10 weeks)...still so young I am. My mind cannot comprehend these numbers, these statistics.

Everyday I remember my kids toddling around, how cute they were and how I wished for those years to be over, they were so hard. It really is true what people say, "enjoy every moment." It really does fly by in a blink of an eye.

I would never have looked into the future and saw me, here, now. So many regrets and so many victories. I only hope many more victories for the next 10 years.

I want to celebrate...I want something special to mark these 10 years, that only by God's grace we have gotten through. ::Happy Tears::

Oh my. So much to think about. No wonder I cant get anything done in the 7 free hours I have per day...Oh wait, that is just me being lazy=)