Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Spread the wealth...

Why doesn't Obama take some of THESE BITCHES money and share THAT around? Fraudulent ho's! This kind of FRAUD PISSES ME OFF! People have no souls anymore... this is FRAUD... FRAU - freakin - D man! How can people get away with this? I wonder if these five kids even have the same dads...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Overheard just now

"Super Why" is on... Drew's intently watching. It says, "What's your name?" to which he replies


:) Hee hee.. I love it.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Memory Flashback

As I now sit here enjoying my cheeseburger (YUM) I am listening to my boys giggle at the silly antics of Mystery, Inc. Yes, we are watching no other than Scooby Doo 2. The boys LOVE this movie... always have from the day we first purchased it.

I remember about a year ago when we had watched it in the car during an extended drive and so it was fresh in Drew's mind. I believe company was over... I could be wrong but I think so. Any-who... there is a part in the movie that I just laughed at SO HARD while we were driving... and it was just on now (today) and so it jogged my memory about this whole episode)

Sarah Michelle Geller plays Daphne (the red head)... her real live hubby (Freddie Prince, Jr.) plays Fred... the weird guy from the first Scream plays Shaggy and does an AWESOME job! Boy I'm good at getting off on stream-of-consciousness rants/tangents aren't I? Anyway, in the movie Mystery, Inc. royally screwed up and Alicia Silverstone who plays a reporter is totally blasting Mystery, Inc. and so now the public hates them... While they're out and about people say some unkind things to them and they're all like... "think of a good comeback quick" and Sarah Michelle Geller goes, "Hey.... .... shut up!"

It was just... SO funny... but that's my sense of humor too. :) But the REAL funny part is what happened later.

Andy was in the living room and said something to Drew to which he replied, "HEY... SHUT UP!" Andy's eyes got about as big as saucers and he was like, "DONT YOU EVER..." and I was like... "hold on..." and had to explain that it was just a bad line pick up from a movie... he didn't even know what he was really saying.

hee hee... but it was SO funny! He was like... I'll snatch you up and into next week talk to me that way! Fo Sho! Bwa ha ha ha

I'm still here...

Taking a home school break before we go grab a burger for lunch. I crave burgers right now so burgers it is!

I happened to receive this little NUGGET of information after really trying to fill myself with HOPE that Obama can do something positive. I don't agree with redistribution of wealth. I believe that if he wants to redistribute HIS wealth, go for it but I'll take care of my own damn self, thank you very much. BUT, I certainly hope that the anti-white agenda that appears to be poking its head up in places gets mainstream media attention. Why is it this man can do no wrong? He is friends with known terrorists... hasn't ever done a darn thing but campaing... he's not "one of them" ... I don't see how a black person can feel "represented" by him anymore than I would feel represented by Laura Bush. We're both white women, we're both mothers, we're both Texan... Obama went to ivy league schools...he grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth... the man isn't some Harlem ghetto prodigy child... he's NOT "them"... he's NOT the messsiah that they're playing him out to be.

The media was so condemning of Bush's last inauguration... did anyone pay attention or hear that Obama's cost FIVE TIMES what Bush spent? Yeah... that's our tax payers hard at work... FIVE TIMES... so don't even talk about handing our money. At least Ole Dubya was trying to be frugal!

I've been HOPING that maybe the other elected officials can help keep all hell from breaking loose up there in DC... just because I believe in the promises OF America. We have the RIGHT to the PURSUIT of happiness.... not the right to have it all handed to you... you have to get off your ass and work for it. I'm sick of this something for nothing we're turning our country into!

BUT>.... this wound up in my in box and I'm compelled to share it with you... God forbid you're a white man for the next 4 years... you're apparently the target of the Obama-nater

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tax Dodger to lead the treasury

Is anyone scared of where our country is headed? Jeeze Louise this is the pot calling the kettle black if there ever was such a thing... the pure definition of irony -- a living example.... good Lord!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Calling all MOMS!

My supa friend Mary sent me this link and I LOVE IT! I'd seen it at a MOPS group a couple of years ago but I don't think it will ever get old! I'm just glad now I can share it with you.

Without further delay, I give you The Mom Song

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Rock Band

I ROYALLY jacked up my back yesterday on something... Josh came back today... we went to Golden Corral to eat (laugh but they have the best mashed potatoes in the world! and I LOVE their yeast rolls - YUMMMM). :)

Yes, I start back on WW Monday so I had one last time at the trough!

Any-who... the testesterone in the casa are upstairs playing Rock Band... and Drew doesn't get it and wants to literally beat the shit out of the drums.... hearing his father "sing" falcetto is just.. HILARIOUS... and I have no clue what Josh is doing.

I'll have to struggle upstairs to get some photos... I think I'll be the singer...the boys can be the musicians. That'd be hilarious.

I did go outside to try to get a picture of the moon tonight. It's supposed to be the brighest one in 2009. There was this HUGE aura around the moon... it was amazing. I dont have a clue how to take pictures like that... so who knows if they came out -- it was cold (35 degrees) but at least I tried!

To quote FK -- Peace ya'll!

A fun time waster

Not that any of us have time to WASTE but it's still fun and a little addictive (for about 2 minutes anyway, try it out!)

CLICK HERE You are a black square and try to touch other black squares and also black circles (they give you special powers)... touch red and you're dead. I suck, but it was still fun.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Such a small group of letters... words... but how powerful they are... I encourage you to sit back, grab a kleenex and watch this. I'll have more commentary on it later but for now, it's too important to not watch. Oh, and grab a Kleenex.


Big brother is at it again. I'm quite disturbed at how far we are letting the government invade our lives. And why isn't there a Boston Tea Party to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?!

My argument today is the Consumer Product Safety Information Act. The bones of the legislation are good. They want to keep lead out of products intended for children. But they are -- as I believe it's stated -- going to require ANYONE selling ANY products for children under the age of 12 to have certification that it's been tested for lead. So... I understand pacifiers, cribs, pack-n-plays, plastic toys (since that's where it seems to have been found)... but ... clothes? books? I mean... what does Big Brother expect us to do with all these items that as of February 10 will be come hazardous? Can they not just grandfather everything manufactured prior to that date and then make retailers and or reseller distribute a piece of paper WITH their purchases that staes the item was manufacturerd prior to the law date and the seller cannot confirm nor deny the presence of lead based products in that item. That would have everyone off the hook and NOT require small stores to obtain the expensive lead testing for their items.

I just think of all the far reaching implications this piece of ridiculous, over-zelous legislation has... I think just of places that I, personally, frequent: Half-Priced Books, Once Upon A Child, Kid to Kid, Just Between Friends Consignment Sales.... what about garage sales? e-bay? etsy? Craig's List? Are we just supposed to say our stuff isnt any good? What about VINTAGE toys? People COLLECT those??? YES, they're INTENDED for children under 12 but ... ?? WTF man, someone needs to stop these freakin idiots running our country. Can't we limit the terms for EVERYONE just like we do the President? No more than 2 terms... then get your arse outta there and do some freakin good.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I AM Jessie's Girl!


HE'S COMING BACK TO TOWN AND I'M GOING! I got my tickets in the mail today!!! WOO HOO!!!! I got 3rd table center stage! :) I am SO FREAKIN EXCITED!!!

My favorite OLD songs (his 2 newest albums are good too)! :)

I Can't STAND!!!!

Yo Gabba Gabba... WTF is that? I can't believe that people let their kids watch it. I wont let my kids watch anything that I couldn't at least tolerate. But their ridiculous costumes, stupid songs... ugly host... it's enough to drive me to drink. Proof positive you can put anything on a kid's channel and people will stick their kids in front of it...Here enjoy it yourself... it's SO STUPID!

I also can't stand the Doodlebops but that's for a whole other reason. I actually DO like the concept of the show.... and the song they sing when it's time to get on the bus is SO catchy.

However, I can't, as a mother, let my children watch the show. Why? Because the blue Doodlebop is gay. Do I care that he's gay? No. He doesn't play a gay Doodlebop on the show, however, the tone in which he speaks -- well, my friend Alan who IS gay, said he'd like to bop that Doodlebop. So, nuff said. LOL.... He speaks with the oh-so-flaming homosexual dialect that I don't feel it's appropriate for children. I have no problem with other people's homosexuality -- whatever people want to do in their own bedrooms is none of my business. However, having children watch and believe that the way he speaks is proper for a male to speak that way is just not acceptable TO ME. Again, this is TOTALLY my opinion... I believe they need more programs with strong male role models that follow the ideals of a Christian family. EVEN in the land of make believe.

But this momma draws the line on on these two... we also didn't watch the Teletubbies... or anything Pokemon-ish. That stuff isnt fun. I'd prefer to turn the tv off and let their minds work rather than let them sit and turn into the obesity statistics the majority of our country are falling into.

BUT... if you want to read something else funny... read THIS blog post by another blogger. LOL

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Best Menopause Question EVER!

Q: How many women with MENOPAUSE does it take to change a light bulb?

Woman's Answer: One! ONLY ONE!!!! And do you know WHY? Because no one else in this house knows HOW to change a light bulb! They don't even know that the bulb is BURNED OUT!! They would sit in the dark for THREE DAYS before they figured it out. And, once they figured it out, they wouldn't be able to find the light bulbs despite the fact that they've been in the SAME CABINET for the past 17 YEARS! But if they did, by some miracle of God, actually find them, 2 DAYS LATER, the chair they dragged to stand on to change the STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME SPOT!!!!! AND UNDERNEATH IT WOULD BE THE WRAPPER THE FREAKING LIGHT BULBS CAME IN!!! BECAUSE NO ONE EVER PICKS UP OR CARRIES OUT THE GARBAGE!!!! IT'S A WONDER WE HAVEN'T ALL SUFFOCATED FROM THE PILES OF GARBAGE THAT ARE A FOOT DEEP THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOUSE!! IT WOULD TAKE AN ARMY TO CLEAN THIS PLACE! AND DON'T EVEN GET ME ST ART ED ON WHO CHANGES THE TOILET PAPER ROLL !!
I'm sorry. What was the question?

A Quote Worth Sharing

When your children are young, the days are long, but the years are short.

Blog Fodder

I get lots of "things" in my e-mail and some have GREAT messages that I just feel compelled to share. :) This is one I received 1/9/05. I've saved it that long and have received it many times since BUT since I'm having ISSUES with my computer, I'm seriously clearing out my Outlook files. :) Which is great, too, because then I have lots of blog fodder.

I Loved You Enough...

Someday when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a parent, I will tell them:

I loved you enough... to ask where you were going, with whom, and what time you would be home...

I loved you enough... to insist that you save your money and buy a bike for yourself even though we could afford to buy one for you.

I loved you enough... to be silent and let you discover that your new best friend was a creep.

I loved you enough... to make you go pay for the bubble gum you had taken and tell the clerk, "I stole this yesterday and want to pay for it."

I loved you enough... to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room, a job that should have taken 15 minutes.

I loved you enough... to let you see anger, disappointment, and tears in my eyes. Children must learn that their parents aren't perfect.

I loved you enough... to let you assume the responsibility for your actions even when the penalties were so harsh they almost broke my heart.

But most of all, I loved you enough... to say NO when I knew you would hate me for it.

Those were the most difficult battles of all. I'm glad I won them, because in the end you won, too.

And someday when your children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates parents, you will tell them....Was your Mom mean? I know mine was. We had the meanest mother in the whole world!

While other kids ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast. When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches. And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from what other kids had, too.

Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. You'd think we were convicts in a prison. She had to know who our friends were, and what we were doing with them. She insisted that if we said we would be gone for an hour, we would be gone for an hour or less.

We were ashamed to admit it, but she had the nerve to break the Child Labor Laws by making us work. We had to wash the dishes, make the beds, learn to cook, vacuum the floor, do laundry, empty the trash and all sorts of cruel jobs. I think she would lie awake at night thinking of more things for us to do.

She always insisted on us telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.By the time we were teenagers, she could read our minds. Then, life was really tough!

Mother wouldn't let our friends just honk the horn when they drove up. They had to come up to the door so she could meet them. While everyone else could date when they were 12 or 13, we had to wait until we were 16. Because of our mother we missed out on lots of things other kids experienced.

None of us have ever been caught shoplifting, vandalizing other's property or ever arrested for any crime. It was all her fault.

Now that we have left home, we are all educated, honest adults. We are doing our best to be mean parents just like Mom was. I think that is what's wrong with the world today. It just doesn't have enough mean moms.


and enough of the smooshy mushy crap... how about a joke? :)

A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.

'Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000.00 loan to take a holiday.'

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

The frog says, 'Sure. I have this,' and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, 'There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000.00 and he wants to use this as collateral.'

She holds up the tiny pink elephant. 'I mean, what in the world is this?'
(you're gonna love this)

The bank manager looks back at her and says...

'It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan, His old man's a Rolling Stone.'

(You're singing it, aren't you? Yeah, I know you are...)

I'm renewed!

No, this isn't some spiritual post about my life being turned around because of some miracle... it just means that TODAY I chose to visit the DPS (Dept. of Public Safety) and obtain my driver's license. :) For some odd reason, I wasn't able to renew it online. Generally, there is about an hour wait. You stand in line to obtain the application, your line ticket, organ donor card and instruction. Then you stand in line to have a "desk" space in order to fill out the application. Then you sit in their uncomfortable, hard, plastic chairs for an hour until your number is called. Once that is called, then you get to stand in line for 20 minutes. It's LOADS of fun.

Today, however, must have been my lucky day. I was in and out in ten minutes. TEN MINUTES! Someone was thinking of my sanity! :) Thank you! :)

I opted for all black... black leather jacket, black turtleneck and I pulled my hair back like a librarian. I should have worn my spectacles as well, but alas, I didn't think about that fashion statement. :) Ha ha...

TEN MINTUTES! I rewarded myself with a diet coke and Chick Fil A. :) And, speaking of Chick Fil A. Please pray for my friend Danny. He owns the Chick Fil A in Watauga... had a heart attack. Please pray for his family, he's a fellow Scouter and just an all-around great guy! God speed his recovery!

What else has already happened today? Josh called. He was bored. Apparently, his dad is at work... his new baby brother (born 12/19) is sleeping... his step mother is sleeping... his little sister is at preschool and the tv just died. So he calls me to complain that he's bored. I said, "read a book." It's my common response to boredom. Ha ha...doesn't work too well. He sounds like he misses home (well, he doesn't SOUND like it -- he SAID it.) But he didn't want to call his dad while he's at work to ask how to FIX the tv and didn't want to wake his step mom so he's left to his own devices. Poor guy. I can't say I ever sleep when my children are awake. :(

BUT...both boys are gone... I'm here with the dogs. Thor had to go to the doctor yesterday... he's not got a happy urinary tract apparently (blood tests came back this morning) and so he's on amoxicillian. Hopefully it will help. Can't deal with anything else being jacked up because of him.

I stopped by Sherwin Williams on the way back and think I am ready to paint! WOO HOO!! The color I'd picked out is called Restrained Gold -- I know two people that have it but looking at it up close, it looks a little more olive-ish than I really want so I'm thinking of going to go with a color called Golden Fleece. :) I hate making decisions. :)

I'm going to work on just having a GREAT DAY today! A FREEBIE DAY! WOO HOO

Monday, January 5, 2009

99 Things

Got this from Paper Dolls for Boys.

The way it works is you bold the bits you’ve done. So... here goes nuttin'!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland- I've been to DisneyWORLD and that blows DisneyLAND away! So there! Humph!
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch - cross stitch, scrapbooking, playing the organ
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables - we did it this summer!
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked - no way in HELL
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb (I have a stuffed one, does that count... it's from Webkinz! ha ha j/k)
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run (I'm not hip on playing sports where they throw things at my face)
32. Been on a cruise (not yet!)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (that'd mean I'd know what I am)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (I got to level 2 in American Sign Language - can't remember a bit of it now but I did take lessons -- so is that teaching MYSELF? -- how can you teach yourself...??)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing - I went.. I didn't climb...but they did! ha!
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - do it all the time at the airport for our soldiers
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (hope never to have it happen, too)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving - I feel sick just thinking of this
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check - in my youth
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (not on purpose)
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone - just a toe...
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - is there any other kind?
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve (gross!)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (does a fish count?)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

And I’ll add one to make

100. Honestly read all 99 of any of these memes!

Feel free to play along and add on your own!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Project 365

Becky Higgins has started a revolution in scrapbooking to follow this year. IT's called Project 365 and I'm so excited to be part of it. I wasn't able to, however, score the project kit (DAMMIT!) so I'm going to have to wait for the NEXT batch and HOPE that I can get in on it. Until that time, however, I AM going to keep up with the project itself. Basically, you take at least ONE photo a day to capture one year of your life. What a concept! And, they're not "scrapped" in the traditional sense of but rather put in page protectors at week at a time. So very cool!

And THIS is one of the neat little ideas they included on their website -- 365 Ideas for Photos. :)

I just love this idea! And if anyone got an extra kit you'd like to sell -- CONTACT ME! :)


Do you make them? I think about them... and just think that setting GOALS for yourself is a good thing... and just because you may fall off the wagon doesn't mean you've failed... just gotta dust off and get back up again. :)

One of the top resolutions is to lose weight... and I found THIS link which is really cool. Shows what a well-balanced meal should look like in terms of veggies, protein and whole grains.

Did you set some? Not me... but I'll think about just living a better life and being happier with who I am.

HGTV Dream Home contest begins!

Every year, I begin my daily entry for the HGTV Dream Home sweepstakes. I'll, admit, however, that there have only been TWO that I've ever really liked. This year, I'd win and I'd immediately sell. It's in Sonoma, California. It's a "green" house and although I appreciate it, the interior is just ugly (to me). The master bedroom is granny smith green. BLECH!

So I was thinking... hmmm... you hear all the talk about all these makeover home shows really just leaving the family screwed because of the tax implications... (Extreme Makeover Home Edition just had a reveal in Keller, Texas) but according to to the IRS, winnings are considered taxable income. So this 2.2 million dollar home will have a $700,000+ tax bill with it. Can you say... freakin OUCH!#! That doesn't even include the property taxes.

The only one I would have fought tooth and nail to keep was the one in Winter Park, Colorado. It was the most beautiful thing. UGH!

Anyway, I'm going to enter every day. :) Why? Because it doesn't cost anything to do it... but you couldn't PAY me to live in California nor would I ever want anything out there.... win and sell.... sure...but in this economy would you want to even risk it? I dunno... but I'm going to enter anyway! :) ha ha

What's your motto?

I was asked in the last few days, what's my motto? I was just thinking... Hmm... I don't have one. Should I? Am I seriously lacking in some fundamental issue in my life if I have no mottow. SHould I now STRESS over the fact that I, indeed, don't have a motto? So I thought about all the brilliant things I've read...which to choose as a motto... thinking about all the possible situations that one (myself) may encounter and what would still be poignant in those instances so that I would have something big...something that would transcend ages, races, religions, generations....

So... for now... my motto will be

"You are NOT invincible... today is a present, enjoy it, live it, experience it as if it were your last."

Could you imagine if we really DID treat each day as if it were genuinely a PRESENT? When, in fact, they ARE. Each day God gives us this amazing gift... but do we need to make sure that we do treat it as such... for His glory. What a wonderful world it'd be!

Happy New Year everyone! :) I've got no resolutions... and that way I won't have anything to let myself down about. :) I just know that this is going to be a great year! :) And I'm goign to enjoy the ride!