Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Confession--So the Weekend Starts Guilt Free


  • After over achieving Tuesday morning the rest of the week was much less stellar.
  • Is it so bad to follow muffins for breakfast with cold cereal?
  • April is almost gone.
  • I'm glad to see it go.
  • It was way too much like March.
  • I'm hoping for May to be warm and sunny.
  • Hey, a girl can dream.
  • I don't do well with caffeine.
  • So bad in fact that after ordering rum and coke at a bar or restaurant, I will sleep off the rum and then be wide awake from the caffeine.
  • I do decaf everything.
  • Insomnia needs no help in keeping me awake.
  • After the trip to the 80s on Wednesday's post, what do I get to watch on TV?
  • I Love the 80s on VH1.
  • Turbo did not believe that I had big hair.
  • But I had proof.  Sadly.
  • I'm not really interested in the royal wedding.
  • And I'm sure it will be rehashed to death in the next few days.
  • I'm looking forward to the weekend and a chance to read the new books I picked up.
  • Well not exactly new but new to me.
  • Used book sales rock!
Now I can  head into the weekend with a clear conscience.  If you need a clear conscience , confess it up and link it up with Mamarazzi and Glamazon.  You'll feel better. I promise.

    Thursday, April 28, 2011

    The Talk

    Image courtesy of Google Images

    So last week we were all watching Blue Planet, Seas of Life on the animal planet.  The cuttle fish were mating and then the pipe fish did it to.   As we watched the animal action we got the question from Turbo that every parent dreads.
    "Mom how come they are doing that?"
    Both Nick and I looked at each other and decided to go with it.  Nick told Turbo that to make more cuttle fish and pipe fish you needed a mom and dad to provide an egg and a sperm.  once those met you got little fish.
    Then Turbo said, "Oh, so they are--can I say it?"
    "Say what?  Go ahead."
    "Having sex.  Like you and mom did to have Reece."
    "Yeah, they are.  But people only do that when they are in love and committed to each other."
    Thank goodness he didn't ask for specifics of the mechanics for people.  Fish sex was about all I could handle for the evening. I'm hoping we did OK in letting him know enough to answer his questions and not letting him know too much about the whole process yet.  And without scaring him into never wanting to ask us about that kind of stuff again.
    But then Nick and I were reminded of the scene in Singles where one of the main character's mother took him to the doctor for the "sex talk" and he got it all wrong and said spam came out when he was telling his friends later about what he "learned".

    Now, let's just hope it's a while before Turbo has any more questions.  And I really hope Nick is around to help field them--he's way more calm about those sorts of things, I get just a bit flustered, OK a lot flustered.  And to think we get to do this all over again with Bruiser when he's older.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    We Want To Know

    Time to play WWTK Wednesday.  This week is a bit more random, but still fun.  This party is hosted by Mamarazzi, Seriously Shawn, Impulsive Addict, and Janette.  Go see any of these lovely ladies and link up you answers to the Questions.
    This week the questions come from Shawn:

    {1} What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Are you an eyes or a smile person? Maybe another body part?  I notice face shape and expression.  I like a guy to look cute of course, but a pleasant expression usually means a nice guy.
    {2} If a movie was being made about you who would you like to see cast to play you? And would your movie be a comedy, drama, romantic-comedy, action film or a horror movie?  I have no idea who would play me.  I'm not that up on who's who in Hollywood--maybe Reese Whitherspoon?  One of the actresses I do know.  The movie would definitely be a comedy, cause if I don't laugh sometimes, I'd cry.
    {3} Does your high school yearbook include a senior comment section? If so share what you said about your future goals. Have you met those goals? If you do not have a yearbook just share what your goals where when you were 18 and if you have met them. If you’re brave enough include your Senior Picture!  No comment section in my year book.  My goals at 18 were to get out of my small town--3200 people--and off to college. I got out, but the town I moved too was only marginally bigger--27000 people.  But I have my honey and family so it's all good.
    One of my senior pictures.
    Excuse the poor quality--It's a picture of a picture.  See, big 80s hair, oversized sweater (in pink, what was I thinking?)  However I am tan and very blond--a summer life guarding at an outdoor pool will do that for you.
    {4} What latest trend simply baffles you?  Twitter.  I just don't get it.  I don't see the appeal of tweeting.  I'm hopelessly behind the times.  Also smart phones.  I just don't want to be that connected.
    {5} When you walk into a room how do you present yourself? Do you walk in with confidence and command the attention of others or do you slink in and do your best to go unnoticed?  I don't slink in, but I do tend to not call attention to my self in a crowded room--I have one or two confidence issues.


    Tuesday, April 26, 2011

    Tuesday and the Random

    Tuesday and we all know what Tuesday means.  Yep, random time with the rebel Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, at least until Keely wants it back.
    My random this week is, well random:
    • I'm claiming domestic wonder this morning.  I got up, got my shower, made muffins, put dinner in the crockpot, Got the dishes done, got little boys up, dressed (although Turbo does this himself, Bruiser not so much yet), fed breakfast and Turbo out the door for school, all by 7:15am.  Is it any wonder that I want a nap most days?
    • Nick was really sweet last night and said thanks for all I do to keep the house together and moving.  He even said he feels like a slacker.  I had to remind him that he does all the outside, maintenance type stuff.  His time is coming--once the weather looks more spring and less winter.
    • Easter candy does not cause a coma.  It does however cause little boys to run through the house demanding more, more, more!
    • We are definitely stuck on winter repeat.  There is a scratch in the CD.  we keep warming up to maybe 50 then getting thrown back in to snow and cold, rinse lather repeat.  I'm sort of tired of the snow showers that keep rolling over us.  Someone bump the player, please?
    • This week there is a library book sale.  I love books of any kind and am most happy with cheap books, even if they are used.  Books are the one thing that can be used by multiple people and be as enjoyable the 537th time as they were the first time.
    • I really need some time off.  I've been having fantasies of beaches, warm tropical air, sunshine, the odd cabana boy or two.  While there will be no cabana boys and the "beach" will be less than tropical, we are getting away for Memorial day.  Come on May, pass in a flash!
    • Oh, and about those cabana boys--Nick is always requesting dancing girls when ever I ask him if he needs anything when I go out.  The cabana boys are just my counter to the dancing girls.
    Well that covers my random, see sort of all over the place.  Go see Stacy, she of the rebel Random Tuesday.

    Monday, April 25, 2011

    Four things

    I've been tagged!  Raven at Stuperhero Extraordinaire tagged me to find out quite a lot more than four things about me.  Here you go:

    Four places I go:
    1. Work--as a geologist--mostly, the thing I went back to school for, amazing I know.
    2. Albertson's--for our groceries, the one trip to the store I can count on during the week.
    3. Out with the girls on Wednesday night--so needed for my sanity.
    4. Camping when the weather is nice enough to cooperate.

    Four smells I love:
    1. Yankee Candle Macintosh Apple--so yummy, I want to eat it.
    2. The smell outside after a summer rain storm.
    3. The smell of campfire--brings back memories of good times in the summer.
    4. The smell of the beach--don't get this one often, I live way to far from the beach.

    Four Favorite TV shows
    1. Bones
    2. Mythbusters
    3. What Not to Wear
    4. Top Gear

    Four Favorite Movies
    1. The Lord of the Rings
    2. Mamma Mia
    3. Goonies
    4. Groundhog Day--for sentimental reasons.

    Four Recommendations
    1. Mental Floss sort of an unconventional take on history
    2. Everything Should Taste Like Bacon because you can never have enough bacon--or can you?
    3. Get outside with your kids--follow them and be amazed by what amazes them.
    4. Take your moments of sanity where you can get them, a glass of wine, a good book, a good meal...learn to appreciate the small things, it helps the big things seem less overwhelming.

    Four People Who Should Tell Us Their Fours
    I'm supposed to tag four people to do this one, but I'm not going to--I'd have a hard time just choosing four.  So if you want to share, consider yourself tagged.

    Saturday, April 23, 2011

    Happy List Saturday

    I think I'm going to join Mamarazzi's Happy List this Saturday.  It's good for me to think about the things I have that make me happy.
    Things that make me happy:
    1. Watching my boys play together and get outside makes me feel good.
    2. Getting our camper ready for the summer camping season.
    3. Book shopping.
    4. Used book shopping.
    5. Wearing comfies after a long day
    6. Watching the magic of Easter morning in my boys eyes.
    7. Being greeted at the door when I get home by "MOMMY!!"
    8. Seeing Bruiser snuggled with his daddy..
    9. Watching the glee in Turbo's face when he gets a surprise.
    Now go see Mamarazzi and share your own happy list.

    Friday, April 22, 2011

    Confession--It's good for you


    Well let's confess again.
    • I hate being sick.
    • Not being able to breath really sucks.
    • Coughing is worse.
    • Although my abs have had a great workout.
    • It's time once again to do battle with the laundry.  
    • I've had several successful battles in the last few weeks
    • Let's hope I can keep up the winning streak
    • My floors, they are another story.  
    • The living room carpet could use a shave
    • The kitchen floor has the odd sticky spot
    • And I'm not going to think about the bathroom floors.
    • I hate cleaning.
    • That's why we have people over
    • We clean for them.
    • It really is true that the house never looks cleaner than when someone comes to visit.
    • Bruiser still has his beloved Suckie.
    • Getting sick really threw my plan of breaking them up.
    • Both of us got sick and Bruiser got super attached to the stupid thing
    • So I caved.
    • Maybe next weekend.
    • I really could use a week on a beach somewhere
    • With umbrella drinks
    • And lots of sunshine.
    • Maybe a cabana boy or two.
    • Who's with me?
    Go link with Glamazon and Mamarazzi and confess your heart out.  Bare your soul, or just let us in on a couple of juicy tidbits--you'll feel better after, I promise.

    Thursday, April 21, 2011

    Five People

    Nick  and I were watching The Aviator on Saturday night.  We got to talking about people we would like to have a conversation with--living or dead or fictional.  Nick then asked which would be my top 5 in any order.  So we listed the ones we thought we would like to have dinner with.

    Nick's picks:
    • Howard Hughes
    • Belgarath--from a set of fantasy books by David Eddings
    • Jimi Hendrix
    • Caesar
    • Robin Williams
    My picks:
    • Cary Grant
    • Polgara--from the same set of fantasy books by David Eddings
    • My Father--who died when I was three month old.
    • Angelina Jolie
    • Queen Elizabeth
    We did not have to tell why we would want to talk with these people.  Why would totally change who we wanted to talk to.  And in looking back, I think I might change one or two of my picks.  But those were the ones I said at the time of the conversation and I think I'll let them stand.

    So, who would you choose?  It can be anyone alive, dead or fictional.  This could be interesting.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    We Want To Know Wednesday--Friendship

    This is the first We Wnat to Know Wednesday.  It is hosted by Mamarazzi, Impulsive Addict, Janette, and Seriously Shawn.
    This week's theme is friendship.  Head on over to any of the hosts and get the questions, answer them and then join the linky party at any of the hosts.

    {1} Do you make friends easily?  In real life, no.  I have a hard time putting myself out there.  It's way easier in line.  I think I'm not nearly as shy on line as I am with real people.
    {2} What 3 qualities are a must in a friend? A) they must be kind, B) fun to be around, C) loyal in the hard times and the good times.
    {3} What makes you a good friend?  I try to be fun to be around, loyal, and supportive.
    {4} Have you ever met a bloggy friend in real life?  Yes? tell us about your meet up. No? who would you love to meet? Not yet.  I would love to meet some of the people I've met on line, but living in the back of beyond does not bring people here that often, and we don't travel long distances all that often.  I would love to meet Jen from Sprite's Keeper, Mrs. Badger from Out of the Boondocks into the Burbs, Mamarazzi, Brandy from You don't Know.... and so many others.
    {5} Who is your best friend? Tell us about them.    I couldn't find a better best friend than Nick.  He is truly my best friend.  We are so much alike and we have so many interests that are the same.  We are so in sync that we almost daily say the same things at the same time.  It's gotten so frequent that even Turbo will say jinks when we say the same thing at the same time.  What better thing than to be married to your best friend.  The fact that he is easy on the eyes has absolutely nothing to do with it.
    My honey.
    Two fools in love.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    Random Tuesday

    Ok.  Things have been off for me lately--spring colds suck!
    So my Random this week is a bit of a time waster.  Or at least sites where you can waste time and have a laugh at the same time.
    1. People of Walmart This one just goes to show you that What Not to Wear should have no worries of ever running out of candidates for the show.
    2. Passive Aggressive Notes For those times when confrontation is just too much--leave a note!
    3. Awkward Family Photos The things people will do for a family photo amaze me.
    4. Cake Wrecks--much like real car wrecks it's hard to look away.
    There that should be enough to keep you occupied.
    In other random, we got like half an inch of rain yesterday.  This is amazing for us.  We usually don't get more than a tenth of an inch at a time.  A half an inch is like a months worth of precipitation.  This is going to be a wet spring.
    We also have birds chirping outside.  It won't be spring until I see a robin, but we are getting closer.
    Nick was kind enough to take care of dinner last night--Applebees was pretty good.  Not great, but OK.

    OK, so there is not too much more floating around my brain today--there is just too much of the spring cold in there to think clearly, so that's it for the random.  Go see Stacy--she's still being a rebel about random Tuesday until Keely wants it back.

    Monday, April 18, 2011

    Monday-I'm not really with it yet

    Well, last weekend Nick was getting over his cold.  Which, unbeknowst to me, he had generously shared with Bruiser and I.  So this last weekend I have essentially been a lump on the couch.  At least as much as a mom is allowed to be a lump on the couch.

    Trying to breath while sleeping without the too clear nostril pain has been interesting.  It does not do much for the whole staying asleep thing.  Bruiser doing much better--a mild cough and bit of a stuffy nose.  Me--well lets just say that my sinuses hate me, I'm coughing and feel generally miserable.  I'm hoping that the virus is soon done having it way with me and moves on to other pastures--just please not Turbo.

    On a lighter note, I won an Emealz subscription from Shell at Things I Can't Say.  It is going to be interesting to try meal planning.  I have tried, sort of half a$$ed, before.  But I've never been able to stick to it for any length of time.  So I'm looking forward to trying this one.  Thanks Shell!

    And Easter is this coming weekend.  We were going to try to go camping, but the weather is just not going to cooperate with that plan.  So, instead, we are going to get the camper ready and then see if the Easter Bunny will come be generous with the boys.  We may get together with family and have a dinner--late, not lunch this year.

    Now if I can kick this cold, and then catch up on the house (which totally went to pot this weekend) things will be much better. 

    So how was your weekend?

    Friday, April 15, 2011

    Friday Confessions


    Friday confession time.  This week I confess:
    • Last weekend I cleaned the shower
    • While I was taking a shower
    • What?
    • It's the easiest way to clean the shower and tub.
    • And it gives my hubby a thrill to think of me cleaning in the buff. 
    • I vlogged.
    • I was scared.
    • And figuring out how to get it all to work was not so easy.
    • I cheated with the pictures, but had enough trouble getting the first part to work.
    • But I did do it.
    • We need a new toaster.
    • But have you seen toasters these days?
    • Those things will do everything but butter it for you.
    • They're just a bit intimidating.
    • I really began to question my decision to have two kids at about 2:30am this morning.
    • I was up again with Bruiser.  
    • Neither one of us really slept last night.
    • I love him, just not as much at 2:30 am.
    • I love to read romance books.
    • Not all the time, but I do love me some good romance.
    Now go see Mamarazzi and link up your confessions.

      Thursday, April 14, 2011

      April vlog

      The monthly Vlog with Shawn and Mamarazzi!

      I'm a first timer with this whole vlog thing.  I don't think the video is the best quality--the software is not the best. Just bare with me and don't laugh too much.  I spend a lot of time looking at the cheat sheet and not at the camera.  Enjoy my attempt at vlogging.  Oh and there is a lot of background noise--small boys make lots of noise--I'll try to cut that out next time.

      And next some pictures of my favorite room.  Next month I'll try to do the whole thing via the vlog.  Hey I'm trying!  My favorite room in the living room.  I love the color and the way it is set up--although I am getting itchy to rearrange the furniture for the summer.
      This is a wall of pictures in the living room.

      Another wall of pictures.

      The chair, couch and newish ottoman.  Oh and two of the best decorations in the house!

      Wednesday, April 13, 2011

      Pour Your Heart Out--Procrastination

      I'm a procrastinator.  I'll put anything off until the last minute if I can.  Projects, buying gifts for birthday parties, sending out cards--all things I'll postpone until they absolutely have to be done.
      But at the same time I will do chores quickly to get them done.  Dishes, laundry, cleaning anything--I just put my head down and get it done.  I learned early that getting chores done quickly means more time for the fun stuff.  But things like school projects--papers and stuff with a deadline--I'll work up to the wire.  I always claimed to work well under pressure.  And then there is the stuff that doesn't really have a deadline but still need to be done eventually.  Those things are really easy to procrastinate.
      The thing I've been procrastinating on the most recently is taking away the pacifier from Bruiser.  I should have done it months ago.  But he just started to sleep well and heaven knows I didn't want to screw that up.  Mom is partial to her sleep.  However, the time has come.  And just when I decide to make this weekend the weekend, Bruiser gets sick.  And very attached to his Suckie.
      I may have to sabotage the darn things.  Because this kid is seriously attached.  Really, he has only been getting it for naptime and night time.  And I know he has slept without it but...

      If I'm a raging, sleep deprived lunatic on Monday, you'll know why.

      I'm linking with Shell's Pour Your Heart Out, even if this is not really deep and meaningful--I'm scared of what this weekend will bring.

      Tuesday, April 12, 2011

      Random Tuesday Thoughts

      So random time.  And here is a little peak into the random thoughts that float through my mind:
      • Bananas don't do well in our house.  Well, they do well enough to end up as banana bread.  But just to eat, not a real winner.
      • We are going to do it.  We are breaking Bruiser up with the Suckie or Binkie.  I should have done it months ago.  But he never was a good sleeper and he sleeps better with it.  I like sleeping.  But it's time to take it away.  I may not survive next weekend.  And suggestions are welcome.  Bruiser is two.  The breakup will probably not go well.  At the end we will be Suckie free.  But getting there...
      • Next weekend is also the weekend to get the camper ready for the summer.  Since we just got it last year, it needs all the stuff to make it more comfortable.  Rugs, mirrors, cooking utensils, radio, sheets and blankets, and other stuff.  This kind of shopping is fun.  And necessary, since we plan on using the camper a lot this summer.
      • I'm hoping for a good weekend soon--I need to detail the vehicles.  Vacuum, wipe out the interior with Armour All, clean the glass with Windex, wash the floor mats and all that stuff.  I like to do it and it makes the cars seem kinda new. 
      • Bruiser is a bit better--I could leave him with my mom, but he is still not 100%.  Thanks for all the well wishes.
      • We signed Turbo up for summer school to get him a bit more help with reading.  He is doing better but we think a bit of help over the summer could be a good thing.  At least we hope so.
      • I'm tired.  Insomnia and a sick kid really take a toll on the sleep hours.  Maybe tonight will be better.  It has to be, nothing could be worse than last night.  Did I just jinks myself?  
      So head on over to Stacy Uncorked--she's holding the carnival for Random Tuesday Thoughts until Keely wants it back.

        Monday, April 11, 2011

        Monday, Monday--Can't like that day...

        Yeah.  Monday sucks.   Especially after a great weekend.  and most especially when a little boy wakes up feeling yucky.  Bruiser is not well this morning.  I'm not sure exactly what's wrong, but he has a fever and is very clingy.  What a way to start a Monday.  I liked the weekend better.
        We were busy this weekend.
        We had people over Saturday--family really, but they are good friend too.  They have two kids, a boy Turbo's age and girl who just turned five.  We had great food--some ribs made with a fabulous recipe I found about a year ago.  We played the Wii--even got them to dance.  It was a really good evening.
        As a result of the company, the house got cleaned and things got put away that had been sitting around for a while.  I also got ahead of the laundry.  So over all, the house is cleaner and we ate well this weekend.
        Then Sunday we went to see some other friends.  Again a good time was had.  Even if the weather didn't really cooperate.  Mother nature was her usual bipolar self--58 degrees at lunch on Saturday, and snow by dinner.  Sunday we had wave after wave of snow and snail (snow/hail mix) blow through.  We never knew exactly what we were going to see out the window.
        And now it's Monday.  And of course today is nice--ish.  Maybe next weekend will be better.
        Where we wish we could spend our weekends.

        Boys and water just demand rocks to throw.
        So, here's to mother nature--We'd really like to see warmer weather soon.  Getting out is necessary to our sanity.  Please bring the warmer stuff soon, kthxbye.

        Friday, April 8, 2011

        I Confess...

        It's Friday so it's time to confess it all.  Or at least those things that are bugging you.
        So let's go:

        • I loved, loved, loved my package from Brandy.
        • I got great stuff and it was so much fun!
        • I've been lying to myself
        • These lies are--the elves will come and do the dishes while I sleep. 
        • The laundry fairy will come visit this week. 
        • The bathroom gnomes will make it spotless in there if I just don't look. 
        • So far none of these have worked out for me.
        • The elves just make more dishes, the laundry fairy got lost and the gnomes took one look at the kids' bathroom and flatly refused to touch it. 
        • Sigh, guess I have to stop lying about the help I'm gonna get. 
        •  Is it sad that for exercise I have to deceive myself with a "video game"?
        • I really am shy IRL.
        • I don't do well in large groups of people that most are expected to mingle in.
        • I don't mingle well at all.
        • Blogging has been a god send for me.
        • The face to face stuff is eliminated.
        • I'm much better when all that uncomfortable face to face first time stuff is avoided.
        • I am so ready for the weekend.
        • Even if this is laundry weekend.
        Now go link up with Mamarazzi and confess your darkest secrets--or just those nagging ones--either way you'll feel better.

        Thursday, April 7, 2011

        If You Really Knew Me....Weekly Writing Prompt

        If you really knew me you would know that I'm an introvert, nerdy, socially clueless and a terrible bookworm.
        I really don't do well in large group situations unless I know lots of people.  I hate walking into a crowded room and not knowing anyone.  I'm not the type who is confident enough to just walk up and say hi!  I'd be the one in the corner, looking around and waiting until someone came over to me to talk.  Giving presentations is awful enough in front of people I know--worse if I know no one.  Blogging has been wonderful--there is no face to face first time meeting awkwardness that is so hard for me.  I've met some wonderful people and made some great friends doing this.  It's a great place for an introvert to open up.

        I am a nerd.  Well maybe a geek.  I know a lot about the things I like--history, trivia, geology, things like that.  I remember random facts that don't really mean anything unless you are playing Trivial Pursuit.  In high school I always had an answer, knew the lyrics to songs, was a member of the speech team--not necessarily debate, more memorized pieces from humor, drama, and poetry--and being a  member you'd think some of my anxiety at getting up in front of people would have been alleviated.  Yeah, not so much.

        I am also socially clueless sometimes.  I guess I never really learned how to be confident and certain things can go right over my head.  It's way better now than when I was younger, but there are still times when I feel I'm missing something important in social situations.

        And about the bookworm thing.  Well, as a socially awkward teenager, books were safer and more reliable than people.  They offered a wonderful escape, even if only for a few minutes.  I read voraciously all through school.  I still do, but have less time to devote to it.  I'm always on the look out for new adventures in books.  And I get so caught up that I will totally miss what's going on around me sometimes.  Dangerous with two boys so I don't read that way very often when they are active.

        So my bloggy personality is me, but in real life that first meeting I would totally give off a different vibe.  Once I get to know someone, then the casual, funny person who I can be comes out.

        This week I'm playing along with Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop.
        Her prompts this week:
        1.) Your 15 minutes of fame.
        2.) A rule I broke.
        3.) If you really knew me, you would know that...
        4.) What battle are you fighting? Write a poem overcoming.
        5.) Write about someone who made your childhood bearable.
        I chose #3.  Choose one for yourself and play along.
        Mama’s Losin’ It

        Wednesday, April 6, 2011

        Washable Markers?

        Monday when we went to get Bruiser from Papa's house there were of course the usual scattering of toys that little kids make after a day of fun.  Nick was helping to straighten up and picked up a package of markers--Papa was quick to tell us that the markers were washable.  I had no idea why he was so keen on us knowing those markers would wash off.  
        Later I found out exactly why we needed to know those markers were washable.
        I colored my toes Mom!
        Aren't they pretty?

        I had a rainbow in my socks.
        Looky what I did!
        After having a small heart attack admiring his handy work and sharing with his dad and snapping a few photos, we went to the sink and washed most of the washable marker off.
        Papa told me later that Bruiser wanted nothing to do with those markers until Papa showed him it would wash off his hands.  Then Bruiser proceeded to color his toes.  I think he may need bigger toes to color on.

        Tuesday, April 5, 2011

        Some of My Favorite Things....

        I got to participate in Mamarazzi's Favorite Things Swap.  I had a lovely partner Brandy from You Don't Know.  I enjoyed getting to know something about her and gathering my favorite things to share with her.  She did the same for me and yesterday I got her box in the mail.  It was full of wonderful things.
        Just Look:
        All the lovely goodies.

        Kitchen stuff--so fun.

        Yummies, aquaphor, photo album, and a card.

        Purse stuff!

        Fabulous reusable grocery bag.
        She really sent me some great stuff.  Now I only hope she likes what I sent her.
        Now head over to Mamarazzi's and see all the other goodies that people got.

        Rebel Random Tuesday

        So let's really random it up this week.  Of course I try to random it up every week.
        Let's go:

        • Bruiser loves to look at cats on the computer, or kitties as he calls them.  I've spent a lot of time looking at LOLcats recently.  I have to admit, I find some of them very funny.
        • When Nick and I need a laugh we go visit Damn You Autocorrect.  Some of them, you just can't help but laugh.  And really, Autocorrect is a perv.
        • Bruiser likes lolly pops.  He calls them suckers and he has a way of smacking on them that makes them sound so good.
        • And we had more bipolar weather this weekend.  Saturday we hit the mid 60s.  Sunday we had snow off and on all day.  And yesterday we dropped to 11 degrees in the morning then up to 33 by midday and tonight we should have another storm move in.  It sure makes getting dressed a challenge.
        • I am loving Just Dance for the Wii.  It's so much fun, I look forward to doing it--but man am I sore after.  I think I'm going to have to buy the game.  My body needs to do something and strangely, I can find time to do that but not "exercise".  Fun makes all the difference, I guess.
        • Today ARC (a thrift store) comes to take away some of our good reusable items today--namely clothing items that I don't need, clothes the kids can't wear and stuff like that.  It's so wonderful, they come and get them right off the front porch.  If we wanted to donate to the Salvation Army, which is right here in town, you have to show up when they are taking donations and if they don't want what you have to give they won't take it.  It is such a pain.  ARC is much nicer about it and the stuff just goes away.
        I think that covers my random for the week.  Go see Stacy--she's keeping Random Tuesday alive until Keely wants it back.

          Monday, April 4, 2011

          A Fine Spring Monday

           Yes a fine spring Monday that started out at 11 degrees.  11 degrees.  That is freaking cold.  What the hay, Mother Nature--having a hot flash and just needing to cool off is one thing, but really.  This is a lot colder than I expected for April.  We also had that snow stuff too.  ANd more is predicted for us later this week.  I love spring.

          Anytemps, we did some much needed purging this weekend.  Cleared out a lot of junk from the attic--stuff that my mom saved for me and I had not really gone through to figure out what I really needed to keep.  I whittled down the pile to about six boxes.  There were about 15 or so boxes to begin with.  I call this a win.
          We also moved the stored clothes from Turbo down to Bruiser's room.  They replaced a computer desk that was in there from when that was my home office.  Now I just have to come up with a theme for Bruiser's room.  I'm planning on repainting and giving him some sort of decor when we transition him to a real bed.  Any ideas? 

          The desk from Bruiser's room is now in the attic, which is half finished.  There is enough space up there for the boys to have a play area and Nick and I to have an area to do hobbies--for Nick that's n-scale trains, for me scrap booking.  There needs to be a bit more work on shelving and a table but there is room and I'm going to end up with a space.  Nick is taking away my excuses.  Damn him bless him.

          Yesterday Nick got the laptop set up up there and the printers and a surprise.  He got me a brand new scanner.  I'm kind of looking forward to being able to scan old pictures.  I might even try my hand at digital scrap booking--if I can find a program that I like.  Although, I really like working with paper and tape and creating neat and interesting pages for our memories.

          So how was your weekend?  Productive, lazy, some where in between? 

          Friday, April 1, 2011

          Confessions on Friday


          My confessions:
          • Every week I love linking up with Friday confessions.
          • Mostly because I get such great comments.
          • Each one makes me feel all happy inside.
          • I check back often to see if I have gotten new ones.
          • Yeah, I am a comment junkie.
          • Last night I dropped the curtains in the living room and became a dancing fool.
          • I rented Just Dance for the Wii to try it out.
          • We are all converts to the dancing side--even my hubby, who has no rhythm, had fun.
          • Turbo really liked it.
          • Today I'm somewhat sore but really want to dance again. 
          • I may have found a way to get some exercise in the evenings that's fun.
          • I've been a bad housekeeper this week.
          • The floors could almost use a haircut there's so much dog and cat fur on them.
          • There are clean dishes in the dishwasher I haven't put away.
          • From Wednesday night.
          • There are dirty dishes in the sink from yesterday.
          • I'm not even going to think about the bathrooms.
          • I guess this weekend is going to be clean time.
          • Unless something better comes along.
          • Please let something better come along.
          So there you have it, my confessions for this week.  Go link at Glamazon and Mamarazzi's place and check out the other confessions.
          PS:  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMARAZZI!!!!  Hope 40 is good to you!!!


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