Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spin Cycle: Sometimes...

So the Spin Cycle this week is Sometimes... from a post by Arnebya at What Now and Why?
So here goes:
Sometimes I wonder what having a daughter would be like, but then I remember I hated growing up--being a girl can be no fun at times--middle school and high school--and I get over it.

Sometimes my hands get so cold that even putting them on my neck or sitting on them can't help them warm up.

Sometimes I really love my boys, other times I just wish we had gotten another dog.  Mostly I love them.

Sometimes I wish I was better at the style thing.  Looking a partial to total mess is not really a good look.

Sometimes I wonder what other people think about me, then I realize it doesn't really matter, but I think about it anyway.

Sometimes I think having wine is a good idea, a bottle later, not so much.

Sometimes I just have to ask why:

  • Why do my fingernails sometimes hurt?
  • Why does wine taste so good after a long day?
  • Why do burgers taste better in the mountains?
  • Why does my hair always look awful two weeks before a haircut, but right before it looks awesome?
  • Why does time slip by so fast for adults but so slowly for kids?
  • Why does 2 am want my company?
  • Why do little boys play so rough?
  • Why does Monday come so quickly, but Friday takes forever to get here?
  • Why do I get fabulous ideas for posts, but when I sit down at the computer my mind is blank?
  • Why do nose rings work on women, but not men?
  • Why does getting out of town make me feel better?
Sometimes it's good to ask the questions.
Sometimes there are no answers.
Sometimes they just lead to more questions.

Go see Gretchen for more Spins.
Second Blooming

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WWTK--Trips and Dates

 We Want to Know Wednesday is here.  Grab the questions from Kensie or Scriptor and join in.
  1. Where is your favorite place to go on vacation, and if you could choose any place to go where would you go? I really enjoyed our trip to Clearwater Beach in Florida. We had a great time. I'd go back in a heart beat.  As for favorite place, I'm not sure, we do lots of short trips, so probably heading across the state for the Fourth of July, four wheeling and camping fun.
  2. What is your favorite hobby? I would say scrap booking, but I haven't done any in years now. I'm not really a hobby kind of person.  Does reading count as a hobby, or is that more a necessity?
  3. When you need to get out of the house, what do you do? I try to get out with friends once a week--for sanity sake.  We go for a drink or two at one of the local bars.
  4. What is your go to date night idea?  We are just happy to get out of the house without the kids. We really don't have a standard date night activity.  Mostly we go to eat and have a drink.  We need to do this more.
  5. Do you have any tattoos, if so what of and where? No tattoos, yet.  I have toyed with the idea of getting the boys names or birthdates, but haven't really done anything about it yet.
  6. {BONUS} If you have a photo and don't mind showing us, feel free! Nope no photos of tattoos.
Now answer the questions and join in!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Random Tuesday Thoughts

So, it's Tuesday.  Better than Monday, but still too far from the weekend. It is time for some random thoughts.  It's a great way to pass the time.

  • So, in case you missed yesterday, Bruiser is keeping his pants cleaner.  Making him clean them himself made all the difference. I am cautiously hopeful that the end of potty training is in sight.
  • I'm really over February.  It was almost as bad as January. I really want to find the person who signed us up for the ride.  And deck them. I want off the ride--it's no fun anymore.
  • Of course I say that and March is shaping up to be just as busy. Spring Break road trip with 11-13 geology students and our family. Stops in Las Vegas, Long Beach, Flagstaff and Glenwood Springs. It  should be epic. Or we will return as jibbering idiots.  Either way, it will be memorable.
  • I want more sleep.  Or better sleep.  Something.  Anything. I'm tired of being tired.
  • Turbo is way into the show King of the Nerds on TBS.  It's not bad as far as reality shows go, but it's still reality TV.  It was fun to watch nerds get drunk.
  • Not looking forward to the time change.  This is the one that sucks. 
  • The 20th anniversary of Nick and my first date is today. I know most people keep track of the wedding anniversary, but hey, we were together 5 years before we got married. We got a lot of "about damn time you kids did this" at the wedding.
  • I'm beginning to look forward to camping this summer.  I want to get out and use the four wheeler we have. Sigh, I'm almost ready for it to stop snowing.  Too bad it won't for at least another month or two.
  • I found a new nibble snack.  I have, for years, nibbled on sunflower seeds while I read.  My teeth are showing the wear a bit and the salt is not so good for me.  When I don't nibble, I tie knots in my hair.  And munching on chips and such isn't so good either. But the other day at the store I found dry roasted sunflower kernels. They are already shelled and very nice to nibble on while I read. Score!
  • The Perplexus balls are very frustrating and very fascinating.  Have you seen them?  I got one for the family for Christmas.
From Google images

  • Bruiser has discovered the joy of blanket forts.  He likes being in them, the construction, not so much. He'd be happy if we left the forts assembled indefinitely.
So what random do you have this week?  Go link it up with Stacy.
And link up with Shawn and Impulsive for Talk To Us Tuesday.
Seriously Shawn

Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday, Already?

This last weekend went by way too fast. Fun times, relaxation, naps, and the conquering of chores.  Just what we needed.
My "weekend" started on Thursday   We began another potty training round with Bruiser   This time it seems to be sticking better. Making him clean himself up and his unders seems to be working.  We shall see if it sticks. He doesn't like cleaning his unders, so he's staying cleaner.  Now to get him pooping regularly.  That part of it we don't really have quite a handle on.  We are working on it.
Saturday, I worked on laundry.  Those laundry fairies haven't shown up yet.  Can't depend on them to do anything.  Nick found his lazy relaxing bone.  It was good for him.  We have been so go go go recently that having a day to do nothing more strenuous than changing the channel was definitely called for.
Turbo got some game time in, I even played a bit of video games.  Bruiser played batman, and cowboy.  He was pretty cute.
For the evening, we headed over to our friends house and enjoyed steak, pork chops, veggies and cake.  Then we played games, Uno Attack, Slam, card games, made an attempt at 80s trivia, then played a round of the Game of Life.  It was a great evening.
Sunday started with Nick going skiing with a friend.  We have new snow so the conditions were better than they have been since Christmas.  I hung out at home with Bruiser as Turbo spent the night with his friend C.
The day was quiet--I got a nap!  And we really just lazed around.  Well, Nick did bottle the fabulous Chocolate Silk (a dark chocolate stout).  It tastes so good flat and I'm really looking forward to trying it once it has bottle aged and carbonated. It so good already, it can only get better.
I think we really needed this weekend.  Next weekend we have friends coming in for their annual visit and will have a busy Saturday night and Sunday morning.  It's always fun to have these friends come visit.
And then it will be just about Spring Break and time for our trip--it's coming up so very fast.
What was your weekend like---relaxing, busy, or just right?  Ours fell in the just right balance of relaxing and busy.  It was just what we needed.

Friday, February 22, 2013

I Confess For Friday

Oh thank God Friday is here.  It's been a week from, well, let's just say, not heaven. Friday is more than appreciated.  Let's confess so that we can go into this weekend with a clear conscience.  Or whatever.

  • I am so happy this week is over.  
  • We had got good news about Turbo.
  • He is only mildly ADD.
  • And that's mostly for help at school.
  • We get to deal more with his sleep issues.
  • Night terrors suck.
  • But it was good to see that he only flagged for inattentiveness.
  • Now let's hope they can help him at school.
  • So he can get the help he needs.
  • We so don't want him to hate school.
  • I'm ready to get off the roller coaster now.
  • Or merry-go-round, what ever we happen to be on.
  • I'm really over the ride.
  •  2013 has not been stellar so far.
  • With any luck March will be better.
  • A road trip--of epic proportions.
  • A bloggy friend meet-up. (Hi Gretchen!)
  • And Easter.
  • Yep, full month. 
  • Maybe April will slow down for us.
So what are you confessing?  Link it up with Aubrey.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Spin Cycle--Take Me Away

Dream Vacations are the topic of the Spin Cycle this week.  Who can't do with a vacation--even if it's only in our dreams.
My dream vacation includes time on a beach or at a resort kind of like this:

I could also do with some time relaxing here:

Yeah, a beach appeals to the lazy part of me who would love to read and have cute cabana boys bring me fruity umbrella drinks.  But I know me and my other half (who would go with me on these trips), and we would not be happy sitting on the beach for very long--Nick would get way bored.  So mountains work too--so much to do there.  I can even handle the camping as long as a shower comes around with something resembling regularity.
So what's your dream vacation?  Beaches, mountains, or touring other countries? Spin it up and link up with Gretchen for Spin Cycle fun.
Second Blooming

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WWTK--School Daze

 WWTK is asking about High School.  Admittedly not my best years, but I survived them.  Here we go:
  1. Describe what high school was like for you. Include details like where you went, your dedication to certain subjects, etc. I attended Buffalo High School in Buffalo, Wyoming.  Small town--3200 population.  My high school had 300 kids in it total.  I was a nerdy geek.  I swam, was on the forensics (speech) team and participated in plays.  I was not quite straight A but close, on a college prep track.  Never popular, and oh so happy to go away to college.
  2. On a typical Friday night in high school, what could you be found doing? At home, unless there was a swim meet during swim season, or a play or practicing for a speech meet.  Yeah, not a partier until after I got out of high school.
  3. Did you own a car in high school? I had a Plymouth Champ when I got my driver's license at 16.  Gold colored and had the worst heater.  There were mornings when I had to scrape the inside of the window to see out.
  4. Sum up your fashion sense in high school. Thrift store wanna be cool.  Never quite made it, but I tried. Of course this was the late 80s/early 90s, so I use fashion sense loosely.  Pegged jeans, banana clips, acid washed jeans, oversized shirts, two pairs of socks, Keds, any number of bad late 80s fashions were seen in the halls daily.
  5. Have you attended any high school reunions? Nope.  Not my 10 nor my 20.  Wasn't really accepted then, see no need to go back now.
  6. {BONUS} If you have a photo and don't mind showing us, feel free! Hmmm, it's about prom time--here's one of me as a junior at the Junior/Senior prom:
Yep, me at 16 for prom.

Senior picture.
 Now go see Kensie and Scriptor for more high school flash backs!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

On Random Stuff

Tuesday.  It's not Monday, it's one day closer to the weekend, so a better day all around. now it's time to do the Random:

  • This afternoon I get to take Bruiser to the eye doctor.  He might have astigmatism. We shall see.
  • February is flying by. We have been so busy. Meetings, work, kid doctor appointments.  We feel like we have been chasing our tails.  And not successfully catching them.
  • Nick got side step bars for the truck. Makes getting in and out of the truck way easier.
  • Any one got any bright ideas for getting a way too smart for his own good four year old to think that going to potty is something he needs to do all the time, not just to get the prize? We are pretty stymied.  He seems to think that he doesn't need to go to the bathroom any more. Nothing works.  he has the idea, he just doesn't want to.
  • I hate migraines.  This winter/springish time of year has been rough on me migraine wise.
  • Turbo had a good time at our office yesterday.  He got to play on a computer all day, have chinese noodles and chicken for lunch, and see our new offices.  All in all, he was pleased with how the day went.
  • I'm so over insomnia.  It hit last night.  Now I'm tired.  And no hope of a nap. It's frowned on to nap at my desk.  There really should be a designated nap time for adults.  I'm really, really sorry that I skipped all the napping opportunities I had as a kid. I could sure use them now.
And with that, I'll wrap up my random.  Go see Stacy for more Random posts.
And go see Shawn and Impulsive for Talk To Us Tuesday.
Seriously Shawn

Monday, February 18, 2013

AHHH, I Needed That

A good weekend, that is.  We had a nice, relaxed weekend with some fun thrown in for good measure.
Friday started early for us as Turbo was out of school early for teacher inservice or what ever.  We took him out swimming for fun and it was really quite nice.
Saturday started out quiet, with dropping off the boys at Papa and Nana's house.  We got some time to grocery shop and then Nick headed over to help his dad with a dog door project.  I cleaned house as we had friends coming over for dinner and movies.  Turbo had a birthday party and then we had a great time hanging with our friends. Pizza and TABs all around.
Sunday morning we still had a cousin over and we did pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs for breakfast. The rest of the day was spent being lazy.  I got a wonderful nap, the guys watched lots of movies and we generally did as much nothing as possible.
I did dye my hair again.  The color was getting a bit blah.  I think it looks better now.

Dull color.
Brighter color.

Today, Turbo is at work with us because he has the day off, but we don't.  It could be a long day.  Or a short one, it depends.
How was your weekend?

Friday, February 15, 2013

You Want a Confession?

Friday.  You are finally here.  I've been waiting all week for you. And now it's time to confess.

  • I got my prize gift basket from Stacy at Stacy Uncorked.
  • It made it a good Valentine's day.
  • Seriously, how could wine, chocolate and goodies not be good?
  • See:

  • I'm looking forward to this weekend.
  • We will do something fun this weekend.
  • It's snowed last night.
  • I'm happy about that.
  • Remind me of this when I'm complaining about snow in April and May.
  • This morning came way too early.
  • I stayed up way too late last night reading.
  • It was a good book.
  • Adventure and danger--Solomon's Throne by Jennings Wright.
  • Looking forward to this weekend.
  • Fun get togethers and little kid sleepovers.  
  • And I'm hoping a nap somewhere in there.
What do you have to confess?  Write it up and link up with Aubrey at High-Heeled Love.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's, Shmalentine's

It's that sappy time of year again.  Love is in the air and all that stuff.  Yeah, for us not so much.  Oh, I love my guys and I got a Valentine card from Turbo this morning along with a nice spontaneous hug, but really, there's too much going on to pull off romantic today.

Nick and I are probably going to make a nice dinner tomorrow.  He has a meeting tonight and I'm thinking that dinner is going to be a sort of make do affair.  But tomorrow it will be surf and turf.
 If you are celebrating Valentine's with your special someone, enjoy.  If not, do something fun. Get some chocolate, wine and a movie with your celeb crush, or just good eye candy.  Then you're not alone, you're spending the evening with the perfect guy--he won't hog the covers, snore or eat all the chocolate.
Have a great day no matter how you spend it!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


WWTK Valentines edition.  Here we go:
  1. What is your favorite flower?  I like roses and carnations.
  2. Tell us about your favorite Valentine's Day. I don't really have a favorite, but I do enjoy the ones where Nick and I get time together.  We have kind of done VAlentine's day quiet because the anniversary of our first date is the end of the month and that one was always something I liked to remember.  It's 20 years the end of this month.
  3. Was Valentine's Day a big deal when you were a kid?  No, not really.  I had to do valentines cards for school, and we would get something small and Avon oriented from Mom (she sold Avon).  But no real big deal was made of it.
  4. If you could have any one thing for Valentine's Day what would it be? Thinking big, a Kindle Fire HD, digital camera or jewelry. Thinking small, or practical, chocolates and a card.
  5. Do you have any special plans for Valentine's Day?  Nick and I are eating at home--probably after the boys go to bed--late dinner of surf and turf--Lobster tails and steak with asparagus. Or we may put it all off until Friday or Saturday.  Not really sure what our weekend plans are.
Now, go grab the questions for yourself and link up with the lovely hosts of this here party: Scriptor and Kensie.

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Spin Cycle--Love, Love, Love

In honor of Valentine's Day, this week's Spin Cycle is all about Love.  My idea of love has changed over time.  It started out all flowers and hearts.  And with a couple of teenagers, college sweethearts if you will.
Two kids who had no idea what they were getting into.
It became a love that we were sure would endure, so we got married.
Then we went and had kids.
But even though so much has changed and we've grown, I still love him oh, so much.
I also love my kids:
I have a life that's filled with love.  And I wouldn't have it any other way. Not that the 19 year old who fell for a cute guy in German class would have thought she'd be here today.
Go see Gretchen for more Love spins.
Second Blooming

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Going Random

It's Tuesday! That means it's better than Monday.  Poor Monday.  It gets such a bad rap but it does follow Sunday.  Nothing would fare well after a day off.
Now let's get on with the Random:

  • Boys are noisy creatures.  Really, they can't be quiet.  It's an impossibility.  Nick and I are starting to revel in the quiet when they are gone.  It is blissfully quiet and we don't get interrupted constantly.
  • I'm happy to see new episodes of Top Gear in BBC.
  • I got all my laundry done this weekend.  I even got the towels folded and put away.  I rocked it.  It was the only thing I really accomplished.  
  • Chocolate is necessary.  I need to get some soon--the good chocolate. 
  • The winter blahs have hit.  They always do around this time of year.  Our preferred way of dealing with it is not really an option right now.  We'd normally load everyone up and go find a dirt road to drive down.  However most dirt roads around here are drifted in with snow.  So we can't do that.  And sadly, the snow amounts we have are not good enough to go skiing on. We need more snow.
  • Have you seen the people who are taking a Facebook vacation?  I think people take Facebook too seriously.  I can only find so much to do on it before it gets annoying and I go do something else.
  • We are a little over a month away from Spring Break.  We are headed out to California via Las Vegas and Death Valley and home via Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon.  It's an epic road trip/field trip as we are going with 11-14 geology students as chaperones.  They are paying our way and we get to take the kids, so we couldn't turn that offer down.
  • So who's ready for the weekend?  Turbo gets a long one.  He has a half day on Friday and Monday off.  He gets to come to work with us on Monday.  Wish I had his schedule.
So what's your random?  Go link it up with Stacy and check out the other randomers.
And go link up any post with Shawn and Impulsive for Talk To Us Tuesday.
Seriously Shawn

Monday, February 11, 2013

Bleah--Can I Get a Do Over on the Weekend?

For a weekend this last one sure didn't seem like one.  A major case of the blahs hit our house. Mostly this weekend was a bust.
Friday started a bit early for us and we ducked out of work early.  We had a nice lunch with friends and then  I got new sunglasses.  I really needed them as my last good pair got stepped on before Christmas. We came home and I got a short nap before needed to go get Bruiser.
We didn't do anything else interesting Friday night. Well, there was this bottle of wine that mysteriously disappeared.

Saturday started out with a trip to the grocery store with my mom.  It was pleasant.  The kids got to spend time with Papa and Nana. Nick and I didn't really do anything while we were without kids except enjoy the quiet, question free time.
I got a hair cut.  I was supposed to get it cut Wednesday, but my hairdresser had a family emergency. So I went Saturday.
Before with hair pulled back and out of the way

After, with better shape around the face.

It started snowing while I was there.  We got about 3-4 inches out of this storm. Kinda disappointing, really.  I could have gone for much more.
Sunday dawned cold and snowy (but not nearly snowy enough).  Nick had a case of the blahs until about 1. He got some motivation, but really, I'm not sure how good that was for us.  Sunday was a weird day.  Too much beer and not enough time.
I feel like I skipped the weekend.  This Monday will be a long one anyway.  I have class that will keep me late at work.  Turbo has swimming. Yep, today will be busy and probably rushed.  Typical Monday.
A friend dropped off a cowboy hat for Bruiser this weekend.  He loves it.

How was your weekend?  Good, bad. Too snowy, not snowy enough?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Time to Confess--It's Friday!

It's time to confess.  It's Friday.  I'm so ready for Friday!  So let's confess.

  • We had a geeky conversation at our house.
  • About what super powers we would like to have.
  • The conversations I get to have with guys in the house.
  • It's supposed to snow tomorrow.
  • I'm excited for the snow.
  • I hope we get a significant amount.
  • I need to figure out a new recipe to make.
  • I'm thinking it might have to be a baked item.
  • Not sure what.
  • It is a wine night I think.
  • I've been reading this last week.
  • It's been nice.
  • I like reading.
  • OK, I love reading.
  • I could really use some time on a beach.
  • With fruity drinks brought to me. 
  • By cute cabana boys.
  • Definitely need some time like that.
What are your confessions for today?  Go link them up with Aubrey at High-Heeled Love.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Spin Cycle--Ugh, That's Annoying!

So the Spin Cycle this week is all about Pet Peeves.  This has been a topic  couple of times and I've written several posts on Pet Peeves.  Post 1, post 2, and post 3, wow I've done more of these than I thought I had.
Pet peeves are fluid for me.  Looking back at those posts there are some of them that still annoy me, but others have changed.  With kids the annoyances are always evolving.
Currently there are some pet peeves that do jump out at me on a daily basis:

  • Bruiser has a new thing where he asks to do something cool.  Not just something, but something COOL.  How do you figure out what is cool to a four year old?  He doesn't want to do most of the things we suggest.  It's worse than living with a teenager, I think. For a teen I can assign chores, not so much with the four year old.
  • Finding magic dishes.  You know, the ones that appear out of no where just as you finish a sink full of dishes.
  • Turbo trying to be a beat box.  He's had this thing he does, sounding like a drum kit sort of, any way it's oh so annoying.
  • Finding random socks--little boy and big boy socks--lying around on the floor and sometimes the couch.
  • Slow drivers.  Not the ones who slow down for weather conditions, but the ones who think driving 5-10 miles an hour below the speed limit makes them a safer driver.  What they become is a hazard to those of us driving the speed limit.
I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of them right now.  They annoy me, but not so much that I think about them all the time.
Go see Gretchen for more Pet Peeve spins.
Second Blooming

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WWTK-Sports and Stuff

Kenzie and Scriptor are asking questions again this week.  Go grab the questions and join in the fun!
  1. Did you watch the Superbowl? Do you tend to like sports or do you only watch them if it is a big event or something a friend or spouse is in to? We did watch the Superbowl, but more as an excuse to get together with friends and eat snack foods.  We are not huge sports fans, except for the Olympics.
  2. What is one thing you really like but cannot understand how or why other people do not? I like to fall asleep to the TV.  Not a loud movie, but more the making of or History channel shows.  Puts me right out.  And with the sleep function on the TV, it turns off by itself.  Nick, however rarely can go to sleep with the TV on.  
  3. Describe/explain one thing that annoys you on daily basis. Hearing from Bruiser that he wants to do something "cool".  Almost always said in a whiny voice.  That phase is like fingers on a chalkboard for me.
  4. What is one food you've been really into lately or something you have really craved at one point? We have been on a pork kick lately and I have really been craving barbecue.  We watch too much Barbecue Pitmasters.
  5. Name one thing you are saving or want to save money for. A new washer.  Ours is old and while it's hanging in there, we will need a new one eventually.  It just needs to hang in there a while longer.
 Now go grab the questions for yourself and link up.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Random Tuesday Thoughts

Hi everyone!  It's not Monday any more!  A whole blissful week until we have to deal with Monday again.  Not that yesterday was that bad, but still it was a Monday.
Now on to the random:
  • I really hate migraines.  Especially when I can't curl up and hide and sleep it away.  I ahve a class at work I can't miss today or I'd definitely be hiding in a dark room right now.
  • Turbo advanced to level seven in swimming.  He does that backstroke and front crawl well enough now to start learning fly and breast stroke. He was so excited to get to move up last night.
  • Breakfast for dinner tonight.  Waffles, bacon and fruit.  Sounds pretty good.  And easy. Nick is going to go shoot archery tonight so we need an easy meal.
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is 75.  It was released 75 years ago yesterday.
  • I have to remember to get valentines for Turbo to take to school.  This has been a giving year.  Turbo volunteered us to bring treats both Halloween and Christmas, and I signed up for Valentines day. No more treats until his birthday.
  • And the potty adventures continue with Bruiser.  Enough said.
  • Have you ever gotten a random song stuck in your head?  This morning I have the refrain from I Shot the Sheriff running thought my head and Nick had Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop stuck in his.  I apologize if you now have either of these stuck in your head.
And that bout covers the random.  Go see Stacy for more random posts.

Join up with Shawn and Impulsive for Talk To Us Tuesday.
Seriously Shawn

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sweetheart Swap

So I did it.  I signed up for a swap.  This one is all about having a blog sweetheart.  I get to send goodies to another blogger and my partner sends goodies to me.  Fun, right?  Right!
So Angie and Beth of Chaotic Goddess Swaps  have set this one up.  Go check it out and sign up for the good kind of mail.

I'm Not Ready for Monday

But Monday it is.  There really should be some sort of allowance given after the Superbowl.  Or move the game to Saturday.  Give Americans a day to recover. But since I don't run things, here we are facing Monday.
This last weekend was a nice one. I didn't do much housework, just minor stuff you always have to do. Grocery shopped and didn't do so good there.  Groceries are expensive. It's depressing to go to the store. Some weeks are better than others.
Nick brewed up a batch of Chocolate milk stout.  It looks like it's gonna be a good beer.  I'm looking forward to drinking it.  He also went to a Sportsman Banquet with a friend that was a benefit for the hospital.
Turbo gamed out Saturday.  Tomb Raider Legend, some Minecraft, he enjoyed the day.
Bruiser worked on going poop in the potty. Sigh, it's an ongoing process that goes on and on and on and on.
I took my mom out for errands.  We hit Kmart, Hastings (our local book/game/movies store), Game Stop, and Walmart.  It was a pleasant afternoon.
Sunday dawned early for me.  Since it started early, I got a nap.  While Bruiser napped, so did I.  I also cooked like a mad woman, so everything would be ready to take to our friends house for the Superbowl.  Chicken Wings, Artichoke dip, a veggie platter were our contributions.  There were meatballs, little smokies, and bacon wrapped jalapenos.  Why  yes, we snacked our way through the game.
And about the game, I'm no real football fan, but that game sucked. There were some good commercials, nothing great, but the game itself was no fun to watch.  I've seen college games that were better entertainment. Ah, well, there's always next year.
And now to face the week.  This Monday is off to a slow start.  I just hope I can keep my eyes open at work this afternoon.  They tend to frown on napping at your desk.
How was your weekend?

Friday, February 1, 2013

Confession is Good for You

Yay!  Woo Hoo!  It's Friday!  Time for the happy dance! Just a staff meeting to get through this afternoon and then going home time!
OK, now that I've used my quota of exclamation points, let's got on to the confessions:

  • It has been a looonnngg week.
  • And it's finally Friday.
  • I'm so happy.
  • And this weekend it's Superbowl aka junk food coma.
  • Really looking forward to that one.
  • Bonus, I don't have much housework to do this weekend.
  • That's what comes of being home with a sick kid.
  • We had meatloaf last night.  
  • It was yummy again.
  • I hate migraines.
  • Wine makes lots of stuff better.
  • So does chocolate.
  • I don't get enough chocolate.
  • I really don't care who wins the Superbowl.
  • But if I had to choose a team, I'd probably go for the 49ers.
  • Monday might be rough.
  • The show King of the Nerds is not so great.
  • Turbo likes it.
  • I'm less than impressed.
  • Mornings come too early.
  • I have Turbo reading Harry Potter with me.  
  • He reads a page, I read a page.
  • It's going better than I thought it would.
  • He may like reading one day.
  • Insomnia is a selfish witch.  
  • She wanted both Nick's and my attention last night.
  • Today will be long.
  • As evidenced by the fact that I made coffee this morning and forgot to put the grounds in it.  
  • Hot water anyone?
  • Oh and I hit 900 posts yesterday.  
  • Who would have thought I'd have that much to say?
So what do you need to confess?  Join up with Aubrey and feel good going into the weekend.

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