Saturday, July 31, 2010

Show Me Saturday! Childhood toys

Hello, Helloooo, HELLLLLLOOOO! It's Saturday! That means its time for SHOW ME SATURDAY! Yay! Woohoo! Does that get you excited? I hope so. I hope you are excited enough to participate today!

If you would like to participate please follow these simple rules:

1. Blog about the topic with pics, after all its SHOW ME Saturday.
2. In your blog post, please include my Renee's Ramblings button and link back to me (you can grab my button over on the side, just highlight the code, hit control & C to copy, then paste into your blog post. Easy.
3. Come back here and add your URL to the linky below.

The theme for this week is CHILDHOOD TOYS, your favorites! Here are some of mine

I loved my Easy Bake oven! Maybe that is what got me started on my cake decorating journey? Fashion Plates was so cool, I thought I was a hot shot making fashionable clothing drawings. Lite-Brite, totally rockin! Mom hated it because of the little peg things always being all over the house. We totally thought we were cool kids when we got Atari. I loved the ping pong game on there.

Picnik collage
My favorite, Donny & Marie dolls. My brother had the Bionic Man, and I had the woman. We'd hang out downstairs playing with these....we did get along once in a while, when he wasn't setting my hair on fire, or trying to suffocate me with bean bag chairs..

My favorite is saved for roller skates! I loved to skate. I spent every day, and all weekend from open to close at the skating rink. My friends Amy, Shelley, and myself helped out DJ'ing, and working the concession stand at the rink. We also got to hang out there when it wasn't open to the public, it was soooo cool having the rink to ourselves to practice and hang out. I joined the skate club and was going to start competition skating, but we moved before I got to compete, I was totally bummed. Skating was my LIFE.

skating collage
Wow, it was nice to be thin back then :) I was the chubbier of my 2 friends, but looking at it now, I didn't look that bad.

I hope you enjoyed Show Me Saturday this week! Please link up, and follow the rules!

QOTD: Do you have a good memory?


Friday, July 30, 2010

5 Question Friday 7-30-10

I'm baaaaaaaaccckkkk! I mentioned in my earlier post that I'd do 5QF later, and by golly here I am! Are you thrilled? I knew you would be :)

Here's the deal...I get the questions from Mama M.'s site, and I answer them. You too can participate by going to her site, and following the rules, and linking up. OR, you can take the easy/lazy way out of it and answer the questions in my comment area :) Up to you! Here we go:

1. Did you have a favorite blanket or toy as a kid? If so, do you still have it?

2. Do you dream in color?

3. How tall are you? Do you wish you were shorter or taller?

4. If you could have anyone's (celeb or other) voice as the guide on your GPS, who would it be?

5. Do you return your shopping cart to the corral or leave it wherever in the parking lot?
1. Well, my memory totally bites..I do remember a doll I think I called her Baby Dear. I don't recall having a blanket, and no, I don't still have it. (Tomorrow I'll be doing my Show Me Saturday, and the topic/theme is childhood toys! Wanna come play along?)

2. Yes, I do dream in color. I have very vivid, and very ODD dreams. My husband thinks I've totally lost my marbles when I tell him about my dreams.

3. I'm 5'4"ish, I think. I don't really wanna be shorter or taller, I just wanna be thinner :)

4. I don't have a GPS, I'm to poor. Instead I have the voice of my husband, or children telling me to go here, turn there etc.

5. I try to park near a corral so I can return it easily. I don't like to leave Bree in the vehicle alone, and I don't like her walking around in parking lots either, and she is heavy to carry, so if there is no corral around, I sometimes leave the cart. If I do that though, I try to butt it up against a light pole or something or keep it clear of other cars so it doesn't do any damage. One time the weather was cold & nasty, I put Bree in the van, and looked for a nearby corral, there wasn't any close-by, the only one was really far, so I left the cart. Some old dude yelled at me! Bite me old man.

There ya have it! Please join in.

Remember, tomorrow is Show Me Saturday. That means you blog about the topic/theme WITH PICTURES (after all, its SHOW ME Saturday), and link up. Check out previous Show Me Saturday posts to get the full effect if you need to. I hope to see you tomorrow linking up with me. The topic/theme is CHILDHOOD TOYS, show me your favorites :)


It's a cloudy 'Sunshine Day'

TGIF! I'll do a 5 Question Friday post later, probably...Just wanted to do a quickie post now.

For some reason, I have a Brady Bunch song stuck in my head today. Anyone remember this one?

Next I had to listen to this one...

We listened one time, and Bree is now singing this one! She danced while watching it too, in her NEW dress.

Getting Bree dressed lately has been interesting. She wants to wear dresses so she can dance. If I put shorts and a top on her she gets mad, and says she is a princess, and a princess cannot dance in shorts, she needs a dress on! Well la de da Miss Bree! If we had a bunch of dresses it wouldn't be a problem, but we have 2. Her favorite pink one, and one that is purple plaid, but it has an elasticy type top part, like an old fashion halter (remember those?) and she says it bugs her, so she won't wear that one. She wanted to wear her pink dress every day, and would get mad when I told her it had to be washed! I told her father of this dilema, and asked him to watch out at Walmart for some cheap dresses. When she woke up this morning there was a bag on the table for her from daddy...with 2 new dresses in it! She was so happy and had to wear one right away, and she could finally dance. All day she has been changing back and forth between the 2 dresses, she is a happy dancing princess. If only she'd be a napping princess....wishful thinking on my part. Here is a picture of her dancing while watching the Brady Bunch video:


QOTD: Do you eat leftovers?


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Smoothies, Ralph, Blood, Lipstick & Yoda.

Happy Thursday everyone. I hope YOUR day was marvelous. Mine...not so much, but tomorrow has to be better :) I'm thinking positive anyways...

Today consisted of many things. Here is a little run down for you.
*Another crappy nights sleep.
*Bree choked on a piece of Oreo, and ralphed it up on the carpet.
*Jilly spilled her free McD's smoothie as soon as we walked into the house, and it spilled down most of the basement steps.
*Bree got Kelsey's lipstick, and got it all over her face and her clothing.
*Bree spilled some of her smoothie on the carpet.
*Blood on the bathroom carpet...from you don't wanna know where...
*Cranky kids
*Cake I made for a order was dry as hell, so I had to make a second one. Had to go get all new supplies to do so.
*Sick to my stomach this evening, lots of trips to the bathroom.
*Bree spilled Jilly's left over Ramen noodles (which was pretty much a full bowl) all over the kitchen floor.
*Bree pooped in her pants AGAIN today, that's 3 accidents this week. :(
*No nap for Bree today and its now 10:20 and she is still going strong.
That is a little run down of today. I think I missed a few things, but I'm to tired to remember them LOL.

I worked on a Yoda cake for my friends son today. I'm definitely NOT an artist...but at least I tried...

I think it looks better in person. At least I HOPE it does. The picture is kind of dim, no natural light at 9:20 p.m., and the flash always makes a glare on the foil board so I had it off. I'm not super pleased with this cake. Yoda seemed easy, but he actually wasn't, trying to get his face right, and wrinkles out of frosting was tough. But, like I said, I'm no artist. From pictures I've seen, Yoda actually has hair coming out his face & stuff...but it would have looked odd if I tried to make frosting hair, I couldn't get the same effect.

QOTD: What is the last movie you saw at the theaters?


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Creepy or Cool?

Happy Wednesday.

I found a blog today that I spent way to much time viewing this evening. It had some super cool and bizarre things. Things that made me go hmmmm. LOL.

There was a video posted on there that I watched that was rather amusing, in a very odd way.

There are 3 ladies singing a weird song, but about a minute into this video it gets interesting, sorta. See for yourself.

I can do that stuff. Really. LOL yeah right. I wish. I bet Bill wishes too... ;)

What did you think? Is that creepy, or cool?

QOTD: Can you do the splits?


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What a day.

Howdy everyone. Things have been a tad stressful around here lately. Its been a long day. I'm totally ready for bed, and I'm praying for a good nights sleep, something I'm in desperate need of.

We had some fun tonight. My friend Mindi (who has a private blog) posted about some water balloon catchers she made for her kids, she got the idea from I think it was. When I saw them, I thought it was pretty cool, and I had the stuff to make them so we made some today. The girls had a great time with them. Even Bree could catch the balloons. Of course I took a bunch of pictures, so I'll share them with you.


crazy jilly



Bree & daddy

If you notice, Jilly has several different outfits on in these pictures, yet they were all taken this evening. She changes her clothes every 5 freakin minutes, not kidding. Its no wonder I always have a mountain of laundry to do.

Things were going great outside with the water balloons. Bill got involved too. Jilly threw some at him, and he at her...he hit her and she went nutso on him. She ran after him like a maniac, like she was going to rip his head off. He defended himself by sticking his knee up...but Jilly ran into it, full force. It knocked the breath out of her and she fell to the ground trying to catch it. I went to her to help her, she grabbed my hand like she was going to get up, then she fell down, laying on her stomach. She was kinda shaking, making snorting noises, rolling a bit, I think she kind of blacked out a few seconds and seized! It was scary. When she got up she asked if she fell asleep. She was quite shaken, and so was I. I had her go into the house and lay down a bit to relax her a bit. She was complaining of shoulder pain, so we iced it. For a while I was sure we'd end up having to go to the ER, but thankfully now she seems fine. She's back to being loud, hyper, and annoying Bree. It was really scary though when it happened. Bill apologized to her, he didn't mean to hurt her, he just put his knee up to defend himself, it was purely an accident. I'm so glad she is better.

Miss Bree has frustrated me. She has been daytime potty trained for a few months now and doing great. The only time she wore a diaper or pull up was at bedtime. Well, twice this week she pooped in her pants! She was proud of it too. I was not. After today's mess I told her that I was disappointed, and sent her to her bed to think about things. We both needed that time out. She ended up falling asleep...which means I'll be up until 2 a.m. probably. Bah. Not sure what could be causing her relapse into messing her pants...unless her brother staying here has stressed her out (it has me, thats for sure). Her daddy had a talk with her about dirtying her pants today, I hope it does some good.

Thats all I can talk about for stressed & tired. I need a vacation.

QOTD: When is the last time you went on vacation?


Monday, July 26, 2010

Lady Gaga? Or Lady Pasta?

I've mentioned before that my girls are Lady Gaga fans. I like her music as well, although I find some of her video's totally bizarre! For instance the Alejandro video...I saw it and thought to myself, wth is this woman smokin? She is one strange (but talented) woman.

Have you heard of Lady Pasta? How about the Annoying Orange? I know you've heard of that, if you read my blog. Bree LOVES the Annoying Orange. My mom sent me a link to view it once a while back and Bree bacame a big fan. So now, I am following the Annoying Orange on Facebook, and when they do the new weekly videos I know about it right away and we watch it together. This last weeks video was about "Lady Pasta". Its kinda funny (in an annoying orange kinda way). All the girls really enjoyed this video, and Bree pretends to be Lady Pasta & Jilly pretends to be the annoying orange. THAT I should get on video sometime...

Check this out:

Funny no? In an annoying kind of way..

QOTD: Are you a Lady Gaga fan?


Sunday, July 25, 2010


I'm still alive, just cranky.
I totally blew off this weeks Show Me Saturday. Sorry.
Its been a crazy week.
Not much sleep because of the dog mostly, but a few other causes as well.
Zach's been here for a week...and he likes to whine and complain.
The girls have been bickering A LOT.
I'm tired.
The faucet thingy in the tub is broke.
Bill had to shut the water off Friday night because the water wouldn't go off after he showered.
He tried calling a plumber on Saturday.
Apparently plumbers around here don't work weekends....
I'm hoping they return his call in the morning...
So, being without water mostly, sucks.
We can briefly turn it on for a quick shower, and to fill up some buckets, but thats about it.
Then when you turn it back off the thingy downstairs starts to leak too.
If its not one thing its another.
Went shopping for a few back to school things for the girls today.
Shopping with the 3 girls & Zach is not fun.
I needed a drink after, and I'm not talking McD's coke either.
Anyways..the girls have backpacks, and a few other things, and Jilly has her shoes for P.E., I'm hoping we are set on the supplies part of back to school now.
Next we need clothing...not looking forward to that.
Jilly & Zach have a birthday coming up too.
Zach is an adult now, so he isn't getting much...which won't make him happy but to bad, maybe if he paid me back the $400 he has owed me for 2 yrs now I might feel differently come birthday time...
Have I mentioned I'm tired?
And cranky?

QOTD: What has your weekend mood been?


Friday, July 23, 2010

5 Question Friday 7-23-10

Crap, I just typed the date in the title and realized I forgot to pay my car insurance while I was out a bit ago, it's due today! Guess I'll be making another trip out soon...

So anyways, its Friday, TGIF? That means its time for Mama M.'s 5 Question Friday, and I'm going to play along again. If you would like to as well please do! Visit Mama M.'s site for full rules and to link up, or you can just leave your answers in my comments here too.

1. What were your school colors?

2. What's the best compliment you ever received?

3. Do you buy cheap or expensive toilet paper?

4. Have you ever had a surprise party thrown for you? Or have you had one for someone else?

5. What is one material possession that you "can't live without"?
1. My school colors were blue & orange. Oswego High School, we were panthers.

2. Probably that I'm a good mother. I'm sure I'm not the best...but its nice to be complimented on it, makes me feel good.

3. Expensive. I have an over active poop shoot and spend a lot of time in the bathroom and a lot of wiping! I keep the TP companies in business I think. That scott crap is NO GOOD, you need 1/2 the roll just to keep your hand dry as you wipe your cooter, nearly a full roll to wipe the backside...I'll use the expensive stuff on my sensitive booty.

4. I don't think I have had one for me...if I did, I don't remember...I threw a little one for Jilly's birthday a few years ago. She always gets the shaft when it comes to birthdays because hers falls right when school starts and we are broke, and she never has addresses for friends to invite them over or anything at that point. So we had a little surpise party with family and her best buddie Jackie, Jilly didn't know anyone was coming over for it.

5. My computer. It keeps me sane. My friends are in my computer. :)

There ya go. I look forward to hearing your answers! Happy Friday!

QOTD: How are you keeping cool in the hot humid weather?


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rambles, that YOU requested!

ARE YOU READY TO RUMMMMMMBLE! Oops! I mean RAMBLE :) Why yes, I am. I think. A week or so ago (maybe longer, heck I can't remember), I mentioned to my dear viewers that I would be willing to do a little Q&A type of thing. You guys provided the Q and I provided the A...(aka my rambling on) I gave it the cutsie little name Request a Ramble.

First though...Let me show you the cake I made today. Its for a teacher friend of mine's friend. The girls all go out for margaritas on a regular basis and they will be doing that to celebrate the friends birthday, so she requested a margarita cake. I drew up 3 options for her last night, she went with this one:


The margarita glass even has 'salt' around the rim. Actually its a coarse sugar, but it looks salty :) For an easy cake, I kept messing up! My daughter Kelsey kept hanging over me watching and whenever someone does that it totally messes up my concentration and I screw up. Finally I told her to get out of the kitchen :)

Ok, back to the rambles...

Amanda at i am baker & i am mommy asks:
*Are you where you thought you would be 10 yrs ago?
Umm yes & no. I thought I'd be married with maybe another child...just didn't expect it to be with a different husband! 10 yrs ago around this time I was about a month away from giving birth to Jilly. I expected to be with her dad forever, but things changed. I'm married yes, to a different man and do have another child.

*If you could change your first name, would you?
No, I don't think I would...I like the name Renee.

*You can't have coffee, alcohol, or juice for a month, what do you drink?
EASY! McD's coke! :) My favorite!

*What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate marshmallow! It was a favorite of mine as a kid, and still is. Its harder to find now a days :( Rocky Road is similar, but I don't like it because it has nuts....just give me chocolate and marshmallow..

*Who is your favorite President, past or present?
I'm totally not in to politics, nor am I up to date on all the things that happen with each President...I don't vote either (shame on me right?) I go with the flow with whoever is in office pretty much...I think I'll say Obama...because he isn't bad to look at. Plus, he is trying to change things for the better...even though it may not be going well at the moment...

*What kind of shoes are your favorite?
NO SHOES :) I like to be barefoot as much as possible. But when I do need shoes I like some kind of slip ons.

*Where would you live if you could live anywhere?
I would want to live anywhere that my children are located...I want to be with my family.

Rhea (my mother) asks:
*Is Jesus still a part of your life?
Yes. I believe in him, and pray to him occassionally. I do not go to church though, or read the bible. (I do read scriptures that people post on their blogs though sometimes, that counts, sorta) I think I can be a good person and believe in Jesus, even if I don't go to church. If not, well...I hope he is as forgiving as he is supposed to be, and forgives me...

Dear Donna aka Dazee asks:
*What was the fad when you were in high school?
Well Donna dear, you know I've mentioned how sucky my memory is I actually had to research to refresh my memory as to what was going on all those years ago! When I did, I was totally laughing my butt off. Let me tell you about some 80's fads (I graduated in 1987)...
leg warmers, tail hairstyles, zipper leg jeans, valley girl talk (Like wow! Like totally! Like gag me with a spoon!), big hair bows, Weird Al, wearing your collar up, big hair, break dancing, California Raisins, Miami Vice fashion, shoulder pads, OP aka Ocean Pacific clothing, Izod shirts, big (and multiple) belts, parachute pants, penny loafers, chinese slippers (remember those black lightweight baby doll looking shoes), the saying "PSYCHE!", Sixteen Candles the movie, Pacman, Cheech & Chong, Duran Duran, Poison, Def Lepard, Boy George, Madonna, Michael oh my the list goes on...Here are a few others, a visual for you:


Lets not forget this popular commercial of the 80's...Wendy's "Where's the beef?"

There you go! Questions answered. I hope you had a great day today, and an even better tomorrow...

Your turn: QOTD: What was your favorite 80's fad?


Monday, July 19, 2010

Pass the toothpicks

Pass the toothpicks, I need them to hold my eyelids open. I'm super tired today, had a rough night. My darling daughter had a late nap yesterday (BIG MISTAKE), then ended up staying awake until 1:45 a.m.. After getting her to bed I realized my husband didn't take the trash out, so at 2:00 a.m. I'm dragging the can to the curb, thank goodness for wheels which make it somewhat quiet so I didn't wake the neighbors. I tossed the dog out for a quick pee then went to bed. Not 10 minutes later the dog had to go out again...and again, and again! This went on until 3:30 a.m. finally I get to sleep, and the damn phone rings at 5:20 a.m. ugh. It took a bit to go back to sleep after that but I did...until Bill came home in between jobs. I heard him change his clothes, and slam the garage door to let the dog out, and I heard him leave. By then I said screw it and got up, I had crap I needed to do anyways. Its just so frustrating when I'm so tired and either I can't sleep or someone or thing keeps me from sleeping. It makes me cranky.

The girls & I made a trip to Wallyworld today for a few things I needed to make some cakes. Tomorrow is my parents anniversary and my mom asked me to make a banana cake for her. I've never made one before, so I had to search online for a recipe. I found one that had 808 reviews to it. Nearly all of them gave it 5 stars, and everyone said it was THE BEST banana cake they ever I decided to give it a try. I made one for my parents, and one for here, because by golly I wanna taste it too :) I had a piece tonight, its good. I don't know that its 5 star worthy or worthy of the title of THE BEST, but its pretty good. I hope mom & dad like it tomorrow. I picked up a cake carrier today for their cake too, since Wally didn't have any cake boxes left for sale...heck they didn't have half the stuff I needed for cake supplies, shame on them...So I get the cake into the carrier and I was going to put it in the fridge downstairs...The lid just sat there, it didn't click on or anything, I'm like, what the heck? I thought the lid would be more secure than what it was. Come to find out it should be, the one I got was missing a latch thing, ugh. So now I have no carrier, I begged Bill to take it with him to work tonight to exchange it for me. He took it...I just hope he remembers to exchange it so I have something to transport my cake in tomorrow.

I also picked up supplies for another cake I need to do this week. My daughters former 1st grade teacher (who is my facebook friend) asked me to make a margarita themed 1/4 sheet cake for pick up on Wednesday. This afternoon I got a text from her asking if its ok to do a 1/2 sheet now instead. Sure! Why not?! :) Just need to make another quick store trip for more supplies...

Last night I had the gnarly task of cleaning up barf. Bree decided to barf on MY bed while laying with Jilly in there. Of course it was on my side of the bed...It wasn't a barf overload, but enough to require sheet changes, and our electric blanket will need to be washed. She seemed fine before & after said barf incident...and she was fine till her barf incident today not to long after lunch...this time thankfully it was another small one, and it was done on the kitchen floor, much easier to clean up. I remember when I was younger, I thought NO FREAKIN WAY could I ever clean anyone elses barf up...then I became a parent. Its amazing the things you make yourself do for your children.

Kelsey was going to have some friends over tonight. Unfortunately for her things didn't work out that way. A few of the friends never bothered to get back to her with a for sure answer, and one was busy...well she had to clean tomorrow and her mom didn't want her staying up late and crabby to clean. Poohy. Kels was quite bummed. I told her she can try again another night. The plan was to sleep in the tent too, and at the time the weather was supposed to be great, but as of this morning that changed and rain storms, even severe ones were being forecasted for I'm kind of glad things got cancelled. I didn't want them out in nasty weather and I really didn't want them in the house, after my crappy sleep night last night.

Bree is watching The Upside Down Show...this show is odd...the dudes are hyper as heck, and quite annoying. I wonder if I can talk her into watching something else... She had a nap today that lasted quite a while so I'm sure she is going to be up a bit more yet...lucky me.

As you know, I've been working hard growing out my hair right? The last few days I've straightened it for a different look. Kelsey is having fun petting my head now, she says my hair is so soft hehe. Crazy kid. It IS really soft though...wanna feel? Anyways, Zach is staying here tonight and he just informed me that I need to quit growing out my hair, long hair doesn't suit me he says and wants me to put it back to how I had it... Not sure my husband feels the same way...

Yawn. I'm tired. I'm sure I'm probably boring the crap out of you too, just rambling on and on about boring stuff...

QOTD: How much would you pay for a 1/2 sheet sized (serves 30-40 people) decorated cake?


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Feeling the urge...

I really really REALLY want to rearrange my furniture! My husband hates when I do this, because I usually need his help to move something heavy, or to switch cables etc...So I'm trying to resist my urge to change things up. Its so hard, because our living room is small and we have a lot of furniture so changing is not a easy task. But I always feel so good when its done, it gets a good cleaning, and things look different, instead of the same ole same ole that I see every stinking day.

I'd like to change things in the kitchen too, I'd kill for a round table instead of the rectangle one we have. There are only a few ways for it to sit in there and its awkward every way. I wonder if anyone on Freecycle has a round table to get rid of...

Our bedroom...OY. The bed has been in the same spot since I met Bill. There really isn't much we can do in there since our bedroom furniture is HUGE and the room is small....but it really drives me bonkers. I hate keeping rooms the same, especially permanently! :( There is probably one way I could change it, but it would involve some serious work, and Bill's help, and I know there is NO WAY he'd do it. Bah.

Maybe I'll change up my blog...I blame you Dazee for this :P I've been thinking about it for a bit now and you changing up yours really got me in the mood now.... I need to take some new pics of my family for a new banner first though, so I can't do that now. Drat.

Oh well...maybe I'll fight the urge by being lazy, and reading a book today... I should run to the store for some supplies for baking. I'm going to make a banana cake for my parents anniversary this week. I should also do some cleaning for Kelsey is having a few friends over tomorrow to sleep out in the tent...but I'm leaning on making her do the cleaning since she is the one wanting people over...sounds like a good plan to me. Hopefully it will stay somewhat clean, for my mother in law is babysitting for a bit on Tuesday night. Kels & I have to go to a stupid mandatory meeting at the school regarding sports and rules and crap. Its so not fun sitting in the HOT school for boring meetings. Bah.

I'm a little cranky today, can you tell? Bree woke me up earlier then I wanted to be, and earlier then she needed to be up, she is cranky as heck and in need of a serious nap. I also woke up to diarrhea and my period. Woo freakin hoo. I need some chocolate, chips, and a good nap.

QOTD: Do you like to rearrange furniture?


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Show Me Saturday! Photos that make you laugh

Happy Saturday! I hope you have a marvelous day & weekend. It's time for SHOW ME SATURDAY! Yay! The theme/topic is photos that make you laugh.

Remember if you want to participate to please follow the few simple rules:

1. Blog about the topic with pics, after all its SHOW ME Saturday.
2. In your blog post, please include my Renee's Ramblings button and link back to me (you can grab my button over on the side, just highlight the code, hit control & C to copy, then paste into your blog post. Easy.
3. Come back here and add your URL to the linky below.

This week, its going to be all about Jilly for me. I happened to look at some old photos recently and came across these and really laughed out loud. She was such a nut...
Lets start with the time she cut her own bangs...


Then there was a time that she got into my make up...I asked her if she did, her reply was no...but as you can see, she is full of it...

Jilly make up
Look mom I put on makeup

Then came the time when she went to the kitchen (we lived with my mom at the time), she was really quiet so I went to check on her to discover what you are going to see below...She had stripped off all her clothing, used the drawers as a ladder, and climbed into the dishwater that my mom had used for washing dishes a little bit before... I put a censor bar on the picture, but really didn't need to for nothing showed that isn't appropriate...just didn't want to risk offending anyone...

Jilly in the sink

Next is this one...makes me LOL every time. Kids, do not try this trick at home, it was done by a professional....

Look Mom!
Wasn't she cute? Even with pretzels up her nose? Thats my silly Jilly...

I hope you enjoyed todays Show Me Saturday! I can't wait to see what you have to show me...please link up below (and follow the rules above).

QOTD: Are you SURE you don't want my dog?


Friday, July 16, 2010

Cute video & heads up for SMS

Me again...just wanted to show you a cute video from today. Bree likes to dress up in things, she had on a hat, and a play skirt that once belonged to Jilly's lifesize barbie doll. She had Jilly's recorder and came into the bathroom while I was ummm busy...and had to put on a show for me. It went on for a LONG time. Finally after laughing a bit I called for Kelsey to bring me the camera, and I took some video. By this time I had finished what I was doing, but was just sitting enjoying the show...

Bree playing the recorder from Renee Kofoid on Vimeo.

Heads up for tomorrows Show Me Saturday! The theme/topic will be: Funny photos that make you laugh. I happened to be looking at old photos for something today and came across some good ones.


5 Question Friday 7-16-2010

Before I start 5QF, let me just vent a minute. I don't like being a dog owner. Our dog has been a pain in the butt since we got her. Tonight she reminded me of that. I opened the garage door to let her in and discovered something on the floor in front of the door. I'm not sure what it was, but there was only half of it, and it was super tiny. Kels & Jilly inspected it too and then went out in the yard to see if there was more...sure enough there was...a totally of 8, all dead...we think they were rabbits. Poor things. I know its natural for a dog to do this kind of stuff, but I don't like it. I'm thankful that it wasn't like the last time where I took her out and she caught a big bunny as I watched and blood was everywhere, the rabbit was shrieking, I was screaming trying to get her to let it, I'll never forget that day. The girls want me to get rid of they say right now anyways. Honestly I'd love to, but my husband wants to keep her for some reason... I'm sure he won't care about the dead bunnies when he hears about it in the morning. Blah.

Ok, on with the 5QF show...for all the rules visit Mama M.'s blog. I'll post her questions here, then answer them. If you want to play along and blog them please by all means do so, and link up to her properly. If you want to answer the questions in a faster way, or if you don't blog, feel free to do that in my comments area. Ready? Set. GO.

1. Do you collect anything?

2. Name 3 celebrities that you find good looking.

3. Do you have any scars? If so, what's the story behind it (them?)?

4. What is a food that you like to eat, but others might think it's gross or weird?

5. Have you ever seen a tornado in real life?
1. No I don't, unless dust bunnies count. When I was younger I was given a cat collection by my aunt, a bunch of ceramic cats...not sure what happened to it, we probably gave it away before one of our many moves. My husband collects Budweiser Beer steins, which collect dust. He has a few hundred of them, and they line the walls of the living room and the hallway in our small house...Here is a picture (back from Bree's 1st birthday, I took a picture to show the snowflake decorations for her winter ONEderland party) that shows some of the gazillion steins he has:


2. McDreamy (Patrick Dempsy), Sam (Taye Diggs), and umm...hmmm...John Stamos isn't to bad to look at, I can't think of anyone else so he works.

3. I have c-section scars. I also have a scar on my left wrist from putting my hand through a door window while playing tag with my brothers. I have a scar on my foot from tripping on a tent stake while wearing flip flops. I have one on my chest from the dumb dogs when I had to break up a bad fight between them (while very pregnant). Probably a few more here and there from weird things I can't remember.

4. A lot of people think mixing ketchup & mayo together is gross, but I love it! I dip fries in it, burgers, sandwiches...lots of things. My mom made a sandwich she named the Hagar Special years ago, its made of bread, peanut butter, mustard, mayo, lettuce and radishes (I think, been a long time since I had one), and while it sounds super disgusting, its actually good...

5. No, the a real tornado. Saw the storms involving them but wasn't close enough to see the actual tornado. While camping once we THOUGHT we saw 3 of them in the sky, but they were not tornados, they were water spouts or something or other...look just like tornados though. Enough to scare the crap out of us for sure.

There ya go! Your turn...

QOTD: Want my dog?


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day at the Beach

Today we spent some time at the beach not to far from us (30 min. drive), its actually a private one, but Zach & Kelsey have passes because their dad lives out there. The purpose of the beach trip was so Zach could introduce us to his new boyfriend (you do know he is gay right?). It was Bree's first beach trip, and she enjoyed playing in the giant sandbox and water. Kels & Jilly pretty much did their thing together most of the time, they did spend a little time with Bree & Zach & Josh here and there. Zach & Josh made a sand castle blobby thing with Bree, she had fun with bad a boat made some big waves, which caused the castle blog to pretty much go bye bye. It was a fun day. I took the camera (duh), and took way to many pictures! Like 500ish. So this evening I've been trying to collage some of them to share with you. Now its 10 p.m. and I'm super tired from a crappy night of sleep (again) and from being out in the sun & surf all day. I was hoping Bree would go to bed early, but she slept on the way home, which ruined everything. Anyways, here are some of the pictures from today, enjoy...

many faces of Bree 7-15

the girls at the beach

the kids at the beach


everybody loves bree
Looks like a fun day right? It was a super hot day, again, so the water was nice and cooling for the kids. I didn't get in, other than my feet. I felt that if I had a swimsuit on it might draw media attention to the lake, because people would mistake me for a beached whale!

QOTD: Do you have a birthmark? Where is it located?
Ok, since we are talking birthmarks...Bree has a white one! I had never seen a white one before, have you? See...

Funny birthmark story: When I was little and discovered mine (on my ankle bone) I thought it was dirt, and tried to wash it off in the bathtub, got pretty frustrated it didn't come off.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Miss me?

Sorry for my lack of posting recently. Things have been just rather boring... Since my public (mainly 1 person LOL) has made it known that she misses my posting I better get my butt busy and post something! So, here is a post with a little of this, and a little of that in it, no rhyme or reason really.

*I'm super proud of Bree. Last night we switched from a night time diaper to a over night pull up. Normally she loads up her diapers with pee during the night because she loves to drink milk up till she falls asleep and sometimes during the night...Anyways, she slept till 5:40 this morning, woke up and yelled to me that she had to pee, so I took her to the john and she did her business, and her pull up was dry! She said, "Look mom, the sun is coming out" meaning she wanted to stay up! I told her "its just starting to come out so we need to go back to sleep for a while", thankfully she did :) She slept until nearly 11:00 a.m.! (I wonder if she is having a growth spurt or something the last few days she has slept in really late) Upon her wake up she was STILL DRY! I was so happy. I did a happy happy joy dance, gave her a high five, and a BIG hug and kiss and told her how proud I was. When we go places I put her in a regular pull up just to be safe, and lately she refuses to pee in them, even if we are no where near a bathroom, so I'm hoping that was the case with her staying dry last night, and not just a fluke. Cross your fingers for tonight!

*The last few days I've been reading a few books. My mom gave me a few to read when she stopped by on Friday, I've finished 2 of the 3 so far, going to start the 3rd here shortly. They are keeping me occupied until the library calls me with good news that my new Janet Evanovich book is in. I'm on a HUGE waiting list. I'd love to just go buy the book, since I really hate waiting, but I can't see spending $20 for a book I'll only read one time. I hope everyone on this list is a fast reader! I've been waiting for months for the release of this book now its out and I want it.

*Jilly & Kelsey have a love hate relationship. There are a few times a day, mostly at night, where they actually spend time together, where they are not fighting. But that is only a little bit out of a very long summer day. The fighting is driving me crazy. Bill came home today and they were bickering. He says to me, "I don't know how much your getting paid for this job but its surely not enough!" (DUH!) he then proceeded to tell me how he doesn't even want a day off during summer vacation because he can't handle the girls, he'd rather sweat his ass off at his job than deal with it. I reminded him that his daughter is no angel sometimes either, he says she gets it from being around the older 2...I think she gets some of that, but I think she also has her daddy's temper!

*Speaking of the girls... As we all know, I LOVE my McD's cokes. The girls want something when we go there for my coke, so I let them get something from the dollar menu, IF they do a chore I've asked them to do first...because well, if they are always wanting a treat they need to deserve it don'tcha think? Really, they have it so easy here. Jilly has to feed the cats, Kels has to clean the litter boxes. That is pretty much it. When I want them to do something for their McD's treat, I usually have Jilly unload the dishwasher, and Kelsey rinse off the dirty stuff to go into the dishwasher. Not that hard. You'd think it was the end of the world, especially for Jilly...She whines and cries that she can't reach the cupboards that the stuff goes into blah blah blah. Well, whenver Jilly wants something to eat, she has NO PROBLEM getting into those cupboards, she just hops up onto the counter and gets what she wants....but noooo she can't reach it when she is actually supposed to be doing something for her mom. So she's just been taking stuff out of the dishwasher and setting them on the counter for me to put away, what the heck?! The whole purpose is for HER to do it, if I have to put it away she isn't earning crap. If she only does 1/2 her job, should I only tell her she can get a 1/2 an order of fries or apple dippers at McD's? Kels didn't do her job to well yesterday either, she forgot to rinse many things, she should only get 1/2 a sweet tea!

*Its been really HOT & HUMID out here the last few days. Not sure what today got to but it was supposed to be 90ish with a heat index taking it over 100. It sure felt like it got there. Its to miserable to play outside with the kids. I wish we had a pool. We don't even have Bree's little pool anymore since it has a hole somewhere that I have yet to find, but it won't stay inflated. Its soooo hot I have been thinking of my brother's favorite saying today, "It's hotter than a whore with coupons" .

*If you haven't given any questions yet, please consider doing so...I'm doing a Q & A of Renee, and calling it Request a Ramble. So give me a question, something to ramble about...

*Kelsey informed me the other day some lovely news. Apparently she needs a special calculator for a class at school. Not just your every day calculator that costs $10 or so at Wallyworld...she needs a SPECIAL one, that costs $100 freaking dollars!! Are you kidding me? Does the school think I'm made of money?? Where am I going to get $100 for a calculator? Sure, we won't eat for a week, so we can buy a dumb calculator. Gimme a break. Stupid, STUPID I tell you! Remember when school supplies consisted of crayons, paper, glue, scissors and pencils?? Those people were the good old days... Now you have to pay an arm and a leg for your child to get registered for school, then you have to spend another arm and a leg for supplies, including dumb $100 calculators. Ya know, they should get these, and charge a small rental fee, and keep them at the damn school. THAT would be so much more feasible...

*The cats & dog have fleas, again. We've treated them at home with stuff, sprays, powders, and the goo you put on back of their necks and it soaks in...but none of that stuff seems to be doing squat. Argh.

*Jilly is eating us out of house & home. The child is a twig, but she eats constantly. Tonight, she had a full dinner, cereal, popsicles, fruit, and some other stuff that I can't remember. This goes on alllllll day! Some day she is going to be fat like me and regret pigging out...just wait. I keep warning her. Thankfully some of the stuff she pigs out on is fruit, but a lot isn't. How many days till school starts??

*Bree has been funny lately. Last night, she came running out of the bathroom all excited. "LOOK MOMMY! My boobies are getting bigger!" haha not sure why she noticed, they are not getting bigger...
Here are some other funny things she has done or said the last few days:
**She likes to put her hands on her hips, and shake her butt side to side as she says each word, "OH. MY. GOSH!" Gosh sounds more like goooosh.

**Bree loves listening to music with Kelsey. Kelsey has the Dirty Rich Lady Gaga song, Bree likes it.
The girls sing: Bang bang bang
Bree sings: bang bang bang
The girls sing: You're beautiful
Bree sings: And dirty rich!

Its really cute how they sing together!

**Bree says there is a lion living in our basement. The lion scratched her and said "ROAR" apparently. She talked about this lion for a good 10 minutes on our way to the store the other day. She says the lion eats cars and stop signs and then pukes them up LOL.

**Tonight while she was in the bathtub with her doll she says to me:
Watch my baby and be good to her. Don't die her. Don't shoot her, uh uh uh, that would be very very dangerous...she'd have to go to the hospitabel and they'd have to cut her open. Just hold her and be good to my honey pie.
She is such a silly imaginative child....

There ya go, I posted a post. Happy now? LOL. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have something more exciting to blog about...but don't get your hopes up, my life doesn't have to much excitement in it at the moment.

QOTD: What has pissed you off today? What has made you happy today?


Monday, July 12, 2010

Bored. Request a Ramble?

Everyone having a marvelous Monday? I sure hope so. Mine has been boring so far. Cleaned up the kitchen a few times, need to finish laundry and pick up the living room...what fun right?

Yesterday was a boring day too. I stayed home ALL day, because Bill's niece was supposed to drop off something and pick up a check, she never showed up so my day was wasted. Oh well, not that I had any plans anyways..I just wanted to get out for a few minutes to go get a coke :) I spent the day chillin out mostly, and I read a whole book. The book was good, and it kept me busy. Then we got a storm so I shut down the PC and cuddled with Bree...and I dozed here and there because I was exhausted from a night with very little sleep.

Saturday evening the girls & I had a fire out back in the fire pit. We roasted marshmallows and hot dogs. Moo (or dog) kept stealing Bree's marshmallows. Apparently, Moo & marshmallows don't mix well, that night she had a tummy ache and kept me awake until 2:30 a.m. with potty trips every 10 minutes. I gave her some meds at 11 for it, but apparently it didn't do anything, so I gave her another at 2:30 and put her outside...and I said screw it and I went to bed. It was nice out, and the garage back door was open so she could go in the garage if she needed, so as long as she wasn't barking her head off she was staying out because I needed some darn sleep! I finally fell asleep, and Bree woke me up at 4, she wanted milk, and needed to go potty, and wanted me to lay with her. I dozed a bit while laying with her, but since its very uncomfortable I didn't get much sleep that way. Once she was sound asleep again I headed back to my bed. Guess what? At 5:20 she woke up and wanted me again. (Side note, I let Moo back in at 4 when Bree woke me and she was quiet the rest of the night) I got back into my bed around 6:15 and slept till 7:45-ish. I was tired and kinda cranky all day.

So, since I was bored today, I got to thinking (scary I know...). I know I've done something like this before, where I ask my readers what they want to know about me, and then I answer the questions so its a Q & A of Renee. I thought Request a Ramble would be a good name for this LOL. Last time I did this, I basically got NO questions to answer :( No one loved me apparently. I'm hoping for a better turn out this time. If you have questions you'd like me to answer please leave them in the comments on this post. Later this week I'll answer them, I might even vlog it.

QOTD: Who/What is your favorite Disney character?


P. S. Should I continue with Renee's Recipe Round-Up? or wait till fall maybe since everyone seems so busy during the summer, maybe they don't have time to post recipes..?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

5 Question Friday on Saturday...again

As I mentioned earlier today, I got busy yesterday and didn't get around to posting 5 Question Friday but I hoped to get to it today. I had a really cool idea about vlogging it, but time got away from me and now I'm to tired to vlog and I look like crap. Sorry.

You know the drill by now if you follow my blog...I answer Mama M.'s questions and link up on her linky. You can do it too if you'd like! Head over to her blog and read all the rules etc. or, if you are in a hurry, you are more than welcome to just answer the questions here in my comments area just to amuse me :) I always like to know more about my readers! Ok, here we go, the questions first, my answers below....

1. What is one food you could eat everyday?

2. Are you working in the career you thought you would be when you were 18?

3. What is something that you wish you would have done when you were younger and you didn't?

4. What color are your kitchen walls?

5. Do you remember what your very first favorite song was?

1. Chocolate. Duh. Or...chicken. I love chicken, fried, grilled, nuggets, baked, sandwiches, however, I'm not that picky, I just enjoy chicken.

2. Sorta. I've always wanted to be a mom, and now I'm a stay at home mom.

3. I guess I wish I had gone to college. Not that I like school or anything, but because when I do need a good job, I am sure a degree in something would help me get one!

4. Is UGLY a color? LOL. My kitchen walls are a dirty cream color, and we have fake brick walls in the kitchen too! Some are white and some are like red bricks, total UGLY. It was this way when Bill bought the house. Our money has gone to more important things than kitchen walls...someday we'll get them fixed up and pretty, I hope.

5. Hell no. I can barely remember what happened yesterday, how am I going to remember many years ago? I can remember a few favorites over the years, but not my first...

Thats it for 5 Question Friday! I hope you enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to reading your answers. Have a great weekend!

Crap, just realized I didn't add my linky to my Show Me Saturday post...oops! Time to go edit!


Show Me Saturday! Red, White & Blue

Good Saturday morning to y'all. Since last weekend was July 4th, I'm figuring some of you took some I'm going to have the theme for this weeks Show Me Saturday be RED, WHITE & BLUE.

If you would like to participate in Show Me Saturday just follow these few simple rules:
1. Blog about the topic with pics, after all its SHOW ME Saturday.
2. In your blog post, please include my Renee's Ramblings button and link back to me (you can grab my button over on the side, just highlight the code, hit control & C to copy, then paste into your blog post. Easy.
3. Come back here and add your URL to the linky below.

I have some pictures of Bree all decked out in her red, white & blue clothing from last weekend. I also have a picture of me wearing her hat being goofy from quite a while back (I was thinner then). I don't really have much story to tell with these pictures, so its just going to be a short post.

I love that pose, its like a "Who me? I didn't do it" kind of look.

This one is her fake cheesy smile, silly girl.

Ahhh the good ole days (last year) when I was a bit thinner, and I had easy hair... This year I'm fatter and growing out my pain in the ass hair and hating every second of it.

I guess thats all for Show Me Saturday! Please link up below with your RED, WHITE & BLUE pictures.

I didn't get to yesterday's 5 Question Friday yet, I hope to do that later on today...but no promises :P Instead of blogging yesterday I spent my time reading a book and then playing a LONG game of Scrabble with the girls. I got all the crap letters, Q's, Z's, J's, and X's! No fair. It was actually Super Scrabble, so there are more than one of those nasty letters too! We didn't play for scores because I didn't want any sore losers, it was just for fun.

QOTD: Do you like to play board games? What are your favorites?


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Happy Thursday

Another boring day here at my house. For excitement we went to Wallyworld to pick up a few needed things...ended up spending more then I planned and the girls drove me CRAZY. Why do I torture myself by taking all 3 girls to Wallyworld?! I'll never learn LOL.

I don't have anything exciting to talk about today, nor any pictures...kinda boring. I will share with you a little conversation that I had with Bree outside today though. She has a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe car, but for some reason the stupid earwigs like to go in it and when its moved they start coming out all the cracks and crevices of the car...

Bree: I want to ride in my car!

Me: Well, you can, but be careful, there are probably earwigs and spiders in there.

Bree: And then they will come out and get on me and bite me and I'll get all bloody and have to go to the hospibel and then I'll cry and cry and cry like a maniac?

Me: Uh... yeah... maybeeee

Bree: That would be GROSS!

LOL she is such a nut.

QOTD: Is there anything more special than a mothers love? Even as an adult, IMO there is nothing like the love & support from mom.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bad Blogger...bad bad blogger...

Shame on me. I haven't blogged since Saturday. I've thought about it, several times...but I was either busy, tired, or not sure what to blog about and never got around to posting... I also had a hard time posting because I was to busy scratching off a limb or two from all the damn mosquito bites I have.

Sunday we were busy all day, we had a party to attend at our friends Dan & Cindy's house. We got there around 12:30, and didn't get home until 11:30 p.m.. It was a great day of fun, friends, swimming, food, and fireworks. I took 300 pictures Sunday. I'm not going to post all of them, don't worry :) I have made some collages though so I can share many without posting a crapload. Most of the pictures are of Bree, because she is the one I have to follow around all day and keep an eye on so she is the one with the most pictures. Jilly was in the pool 99% of the time we were there. She only got out to eat, pee, and watch the the time of the fireworks she was tired and whiny. Kels was mingling with everyone so I don't have a ton of pics of her. Anyways, here you are, enjoy:

Bree July 4, 2010


Jilly July 4, 2010

Kelsey July 4, 2010

Kels & Bree kissing

Misc. party pics July 4, 2010

Bree & friend July 4, 2010


Poor Bree, she didn't like the noisey fireworks. Bill asked her the next day if she liked them she said, "NO! They were to loud!" Bree ended up cuddling with me to watch the fireworks, she had both ears covered and I helped cover the one ear...and she fell asleep that way. Bill never made it to the party. He was going to drive there after waking up (he worked the night before and needed a few hours sleep before heading over), but he didn't wake up until around 6 p.m. so he just stayed home, since he had to work that night too.

Monday was a day of cranky people. All of us were tired, and not in the greatest of moods. Everyone needed a nap. Thankfully Bree took one, I tried, but didn't succeed. Monday we mainly just lazed around, recooperated from the weekend.

Tuesday I continued to laze around. Today I've been busy all day. I finally got off my butt again and did some much needed housework. I had slacked a few days and felt guilty. I cleaned my kitchen really good, moved around all my kitchen appliances (if I can't move my furniture right now I might as well move the appliances right?!), cleaned the counter tops, fridge, washed the floor on my hands & knees, all that fun stuff. I also got the bathroom cleaned well, and the living room as well. Of course now the living room looks dirty again, thanks to the kids, but it was clean for a while...

This afternoon while I was getting stuff picked up in the livingroom to vacuum, Jilly asked Bree to go hang out in their bedroom and play, since Bree isn't a fan of the vacuum. Jilly came out after a bit to find her DS, leaving Bree alone in the bedroom. Bree saw her chance and climbed up onto the top bunk, where she isn't allowed to go. While she was up there she managed to pull the ceiling fan out of the ceiling. Kels walked by the bedroom and saw her doing it and quickly got her out of there. So there was a fan dangling from the ceiling till Bill got home. Thankfully she did this about 30 min. before he got home so it wasn't to long. Upon his arrival I showed him what she did, and told him how it happened. He said a few choice words and went to the task of fixing it. Apparently it wasn't all Bree's fault, whoever installed the fan before he bought the house didn't do it properly. It took him quite a while to fix it, he had to go up in the hot hot attic, and I heard many a cuss words coming from up there, but it is now fixed, properly. Here is what the dusty fan looked like...


Thats about all thats happened around here. Other than me spending way to much time in the john. I swear, I'm in there over half the day! Between my over active poop shoot, and Bree wanting me in there every time she has to go potty, and giving her a bath and stuff, I spend way to much time in there. I need a laptop so I can blog while I'm in there ;) Haha.

Today should be Renee's Recipe Round-Up day...but I am thinking of skipping it this week because I'm to darn tired right now to blog about it. The last few weeks it doesn't seem like anyone has been interested in it anyways. Maybe summer time isn't a good time for it, everyone is out and about to busy to blog recipes. What do you think?

QOTD: Did you set off any fireworks for the 4th of July?


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Show Me Saturday! Household chores

Happy Saturday everyone, and happy 4th of July weekend! I hope everyone has a safe and funfilled weekend/holiday.

Today's Show Me Saturday theme is Household Chores...your least favorite. Take a picture, show me.

If you would like to participate in Show Me Saturday just follow these few simple rules:
1. Blog about the topic with pics, after all its SHOW ME Saturday.
2. In your blog post, please include my Renee's Ramblings button and link back to me (you can grab my button over on the side, just highlight the code, hit control & C to copy, then paste into your blog post. Easy.
3. Come back here and add your URL to the linky below.

My least favorite household chore is probably laundry. All chores are my least favorite, but since I have to pick one laundry is it. It never ends, there is always so much of it, and you not only have to wash it, but you have to dry it, and fold it, and put it away! I'm not a fan. Plus there is the lugging it up and down the stairs to the basement where the laundry is...and this time of year there are earwigs downstairs that like to hide in laundry baskets, EEK. I really wish I had a laundry fairy that would come in and do the laundry for me at night while I sleep. Quit laughing at me, a girl can dream right?


I can't wait to see what your least favorite household chore is. Don't forget to link up below. Have a great weekend.


5 Question Friday (on Saturday) 7-3-10

I was busy yesterday and didn't get around to posting 5 Question Friday, so I'm going to do it quickly now, before I head out to run a few errands (aka McD's coke run!).

For all the official rules for 5QF check out Mama M's blog. If you'd like to join in please do so, either by blogging it on your own blog and properly linking up or by just quickly answering the questions in my comments area.

1. What is one thing you miss the most about childhood?

2. Are you still friends with your friends from high school?

3. Is there a catch phrase, cliche, or word that just drives you bonkers every time you hear it?

4. What is one thing that you think symbolizes America...besides "Old Glory"?

5. What are your 4th of July weekend plans?


1. Lack of every day worries. Freedom to play with friends, not have to worry about taking care of kids, doing laundry, cooking dinner other words, I miss having fun.

2. I have one close friend, although we haven't talked much in the last year, she got busy with life. I have a few other friends on FB, I keep up with their lives there, but other than FB we don't really talk.

3. I have a ones: *Le Sigh* DUMB! drives me nuts, and meme...what kind of word is that? I think a better word should be made for that stuff. The word panties bugs me too, not sure why...I would rather use underwear, or undies.

4. Freedom

5. We have a party to go to on the 4th at our good friends Dan & Cindy's house. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and the kids can swim and we can stay and watch fireworks from their yard.

Ok, there is the 5QF, on a Saturday...I hope you enjoyed it. Now I need to post a Show Me Saturday post and go run my errands.

QOTD: Will you be wearing Red, White, and Blue for the 4th of July? (sorry, couldn't make the word white in white font, you'd not be able to see it! lol)


Friday, July 2, 2010

Another Busy Day

I haven't had time for 5 Question Friday today. I haven't even given Show Me Saturday any thought yet. My house looks like a tornado hit it. This is why:

cookies for the 4th

I've been up to my eyeballs in cookies.

Hopefully I can catch up on blog stuff sometime tomorrow...

QOTD: Do you like cookies?


Thursday, July 1, 2010

My feet hurt!

Happy Thursday (almost Friday)! I've been busy all day pretty much today. I'm beat! My feet hurt! Calgon take me away!

This morning the girls & I went to the park. They all had a good time. Bree wasn't to keen on the porta potty type potty there. She thought she was going to fall in, and wow did it stink in there! She ended up holding it till we got home, which is a good thing for her, we are still working on that part of potty training.

While at the park, I looked at my shoulder to find a big bug sitting there! If I would have flicked it off I'd have to flick it in its face and that creeped me out. So, I asked Kelsey to get it off me, and to not let it jump towards my face when she did it. She is so mean, she got it and stuck it in my face!! I screamed like a little girl. She was so proud of herself. I had to go change my pants after that (kidding, I didn't wet or soil myself, but darn near!) I do NOT like bugs!

This afternoon brought WORK. I mowed the yard, and worked up a sweat. I had Kelsey watch Bree while I did it. Jilly & Kelsey both did a few small jobs too. Then I got the garage cleaned to make room for my van again. Maybe if I park it in there now it will not get quite so hot in there.

After dinner and a bath for Bree, we ended up taking another trip to the store because I was out of baking soda, which I needed to make cookies. When we got back home it was time to mix & bake cookies. Its now 11:30 and we just got done baking the last pan (Thanks for helping Kelsey!). I'm chowing on a bowl of chocolate marshmallow ice cream (NOT ROCKY ROAD), choc. marshmallow has been a favorite of mine since childhood, I can't find it to many places now a days. Its soooooo good.

Tomorrow will be busy as well. I need to decorate all these cookies! I also have to drop Jilly off at Grandma's and Kelsey off at her dads. They will be staying at those places until Sunday around noonish. I'd like to find some time to get a few more things done tomorrow like trimming out bushes that are so overgrown and ugly, and spraying down the front of the house to get rid of spider webs and bird crap, but I don't know if I'll get to that stuff or not.

I can't believe I'm up this late tonight after my horrible last night. I went to bed around 10ish, and watched some TV. I shouldn't have done that, because I was tired, but I got into a show and watched it anyways. Then, just as I can barely keep my eyes open any longer, it starts...the neighbors dogs start barking, and barking, and BARKING so loudly, and for so long. After an hour I was on the verge of calling the cops on him. Hottie or not, his dogs were being loud and I was tired! Plus all the barking to our dog Moo whiny and wanting to go out. I took her out 3 times during that hour. Finally the last outting at midnight the hottie neighbor came home and shut up his dogs. I think he probably got some complaints and was tracked down (his dad is a cop). Figures, after all that I can't sleep. 1 a.m. rolled around, then 2...finally sleep, but guess what, Bree is up and wants me to lay with her in her bed. I get her to sleep I think, head to bed, get comfy and she starts crying for me again. UGH. Finally bedtime for me, I was so tired. She had a few more wakes ups, but they were brief. I hate nights like that!

Aww crap, I just remembered I need to start the dishwasher and a load of laundry. I guess I better get my butt away from here and do that, then hit the sack!

Before I go, let me show you my cool toes :) Kelsey painted them like a flag for me for the 4th of July week. I jazzed up the pics with sticker things to try to cover some of my ugly toes hehe.

Cool right? I know you are jealous, admit it :P

QOTD: Do you paint your nails to be festive for holidays?