Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Weirdness, Peeve, and other crap.

I hope everyone is having a terrific Tuesday. Mine has gotten off to a decent start, and I hope it stays that way. Thank God Jilly got to school today without any crap...

Today I'm going to talk about a few things. Lets start with weirdness. I was just looking out my window and saw some. Kind of scary weirdness. There was an older dude walking down the street, wearing camouflage pants, a beige t shirt, boots, and it looked like a gun belt of some kind! Freaky. Weird. I'm glad we are in the house. I think I'll lock my door. This reminds me of back when I was married to Zach & Kelsey's dad. We lived in a not so great neighborhood. We had a big picture window on the front of our house. One day, we happened to look out the window, and there were a swarm of police cars! There was a guy roaming the neighborhood wearing camouflage stuff, with a big rifle! Thankfully he was caught, and no one was hurt.

Now, I'm going to talk about a peeve I have... People wearing pajama's out and about in public. Kids wear them to school on a regular basis. That is freakin crazy. Parents, make your kids get some damn clothing on. PJ's are for lounging at home and for bed, not for school, or shopping trips. How hard is it to get dressed? Seriously. Yeah, I love pj's too, but I don't wear them in public. Do you know what kind of image it gives people? To me, I see someone in pj's and think LAZY. Sorry people, but that is what I think. Sure, I guess there could be some extenuating circumstances that you have them on, and maybe I'll look past it from time to time, but most of the people that wear them don't really have a good reason. Please, put some clothes on...might wanna brush your hair too, and wear SHOES not slippers! That would be marvelous :)

Now for the other crap.
*I really really REALLY want some Long John Silver's chicken planks! I LOVE them. We don't have any LJS's around here, the closest one is about 35 min. away. I passed it when I was out on Sunday, and really wanted to stop, but I had 3 girls in my van, and 2 of them were fighting with each other, so I just needed to get home ASAP before I went crazy. Some day I need to go out there when the older girls are in school, and chow down. Yum.
*Jilly got her hair dyed the other day. First she wanted blue streaks, then she wanted blue/black stripes (yuck), we opted for the bottom layer blue, and the rest her natural color. It looks kinda cool actually. It satisfies her need to be cool and different, without going to far over the edge and freaking me out. Now her hair has attitude...just like she does. See:


*It's been stressful around here the last few days. Bree has been cranky. Jilly pulled some school crap. Zach has been PMSy and mean to everyone. Kels has been upset, mostly because of Zach being mean to her. I think everyone in this house needs their own padded cell.
*I'm in the mood for fall stuff. Apples, cider, pumpkins...all that good stuff.
*I think when I made Dan's cake a few weeks ago, I talked to much about man boobs...because now Miss Bree keeps saying "man boobs", not for any reason, just because she likes to say it apparently...eeks.
*Speaking of Miss Bree and her sayings...whichever child of mine taught Bree the word "SUCKA", you need to be smacked upside the head. All day long, "Wassup Sucka!?"
*I don't recall if I mentioned it or not, but Kelsey's homecoming is coming up soon. Saturday we went dress shopping. (OMG that was a shopping trip, I'll explain more in a sec) She found a dress she liked online, but of course they didn't have the dress at the actual store. With something like that I think its best to try it on in the store, not order it. We went to a few stores, finally found some cute dresses in her size. She grabbed several to try on. Zach picked one out for her to try on too. She loved one, but I thought it made her rear look rather big, and the skirt part of it was kind of funky and short. Then she tried on the one Zach picked out, she like it too, and I LOVED it on her. It was very flattering on her and made her look slimmer, and it didn't make her booty look like she had to much junk in her trunk. She looked beautiful and mature, grown up. She had a hard time choosing between the 2 dresses. The one I liked won (maybe because I kept telling her I was the one with the $$ to pay for it hehe). I really truly think she made the right decision, she looks so pretty in it. When we got home she tried it on again and I took her picture. See:

*That shopping trip was hell. Jilly had gotten a good chunk of money from her father for her birthday. So when we went shopping for Kelsey's dress we also did shopping for Jilly to spend her birthday money. She is such a stinker! She loved so many things and wanted them. Then when I told her its her birthday money that is going to be spent for them she'd not want them anymore. When its MY money she wants EVERYTHING, when its hers she is a scrooge! She kept whining about every little thing. We went to the mall and Target, she got nothing. Then we went to Walmart, she got a few small priced items. Then as we left she started crying she wanted to go back to the mall to get something she saw there. Ummm NO. We were tired of shopping, it was dinner time, everyone was cranky and complaining no way was I going to back track and return to the mall. I could not wait to get home!
*Bree is playing BopIt by herself, having a blast even though she can't get one single thing LOL. She talks back to it when it says stuff to her hehe. "To fast for you? You're out!" Bree says that is hilarious :) She repeats it and giggles. I'm glad she enjoys it.

Ok, I suppose you've had enough of my misc. crap. I'll close this for now...

QOTD: What is your self esteem like, high? low?


Monday, August 30, 2010

Bad cast choices for DWTS

It's been another LONG stressful day. I was hoping tonights cast announcement for Dancing with the Stars would be fun and exciting...Instead it was a major bummer. Bristol Palin, seriously?? She is NOT a star. She is a money hungry fame whore. I DISLIKE her so very much. It almost makes me want to stop watching Dancing with the Stars. I sure hope she isn't paired with either of my favorite male pros, Mark Ballas & Derek Hough.

Boo Boo BOO!

And one more thing, POOHY on you ABC/DWTS for making me watch The Bachelor Pad to hear the cast. BORING. That wasn't very nice.

Well? Whats your answer?

It's Monday. And a crappy Monday morning its been. I have a feeling it is going to be a LONG school year. God give me strength to manage through it...if it doesn't improve I'm going to leave town (alone lol), or homeschool! Yeah right...I can't homeschool, I can't do the kids math or anything, everything I learned in school went out the window...

Anyways, enough of my complaining, on with the show... Today I'm going to play along with my friend Dazee's "Well, Whats your answer?" game...It is kinda like 5QF...

1. Have you or would you bungee jump, skydive, or drag race on a track?
2. If you and another blog friend could spend a day together, what kind of trouble would you get in to?
3. If you heard/saw your neighbor abusing his wife or children, would you call the authorities?
4. For $1000 bucks would you eat a pigs penis?
5. What is one of your "guilty pleasure" TV shows?

What's Your Answer

1. Before my kids were born, I went down the drag strip with my now ex hubby. It was awesome, scary yet amazing. I would never do anything like that now, I don't want to risk anything bad happening to me, my kids would like me around for a long time (despite what they might say now :P )

2. I'm not much of a trouble maker...I'm a good girl :) We'd have a lot of fun though I'm sure. We'd go out to dinner or lunch, maybe some window shopping, I don't know...just hanging out getting to know eachother in person and having fun.

3. Yes, I believe I would.

4. Gosh, I don't know! I'd like to say yes, because $1000 could really come in handy for us right now... but when I actually had it on a plate in front of me, I don't know that I could do it!

5. I think Dancing with the Stars. :) I wish I could dance like they do. Especially if my partners were either Mark Ballas or Derek Hough ;) Hubba hubba. Mak's isn't bad either...but I don't think he & I would get along well.

Have a good Monday everyone!

QOTD: Were you 'sick' a lot during school?


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Show Me Saturday! Fun & Weird Foods

Happy Saturday! I hope you have a super swell day! Mine hasn't started off well, Miss Bree woke me up 3 times last night, I finally brought her into my bed, then had the rest of the night being kicked in various places on my body & face. I've been pretty much awake since 5 a.m., on a SATURDAY! That is a crime.

It's time for Show Me Saturday. Are you ready? The theme is, "Fun and/or Weird Foods".

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.
**Linky is open until Friday 9/3

My food choices to show you are more on the fun side, not the weird...First, a few items I made that look fun to me, you may have seen some of these before...


mock burgers





And there are these super cool pancakes that my blog friend Amanda made:

Amanda's Rainbow Pancakes
I think those would put a smile on most people's faces. Don'tcha think?

While on the search for some WEIRD food, I came across this...

spermies candy
Because I have a sick perverted mind, it made me LOL :) The rest of the stuff I saw in the weird food search was to disgusting to share...

I hope you have a super Saturday!

QOTD: If we got to hang out for a day, what would we do?


Friday, August 27, 2010


We all have dreams. Some of us can remember them, some of us can't. Some have crazy dreams, wild dreams, scary dreams, 'hot' :) dreams...all kinds! I mostly have weird, crazy, and well, somewhat bizarre dreams. For instance...

*My grandma was in love with a whale at Sea World. So in love that she married it. She stood in front of the glass viewing area in a wedding gown, and married a whale.

*We had a new car...which was a couch, with wheels on it, and we made it move with our feet like Fred Flintstone did with his car.

*That my mom was in a porn movie for big women. Ummm yeah, that was a FREAKY dream...(Sorry mom!)

*I was married to Richard Gere, and we owned a small grocery store, we got it on in the canned goods aisle. Then he told me to go home and meet him in a hot shower, he'd close up and be there shortly...Damn I woke up before he got home. LOL. Why Richard Gere? I mean, he is ok and all, but not my favorite actor, and not the HOTTEST one in my book...he's not bad by all means, just not who I'd picture having steamy fun with in a dream hehe.

That is just a little taste of my wild dreams. I swear, I do not do drugs, before sleeping, I don't do drugs at all. Honest. When I was pregnant my dreams were even more bizarre...if that is even possible. Sometime I'd like to have some of my crazy dreams analyzed.

It seems my girls have gotten the dream gene too. Kelsey tells me often of her crazy dreams, so does Jilly. Lately it seems Bree is dreaming quite a bit too. For instance...

*Early this morning she woke up screaming saying "GET ME OUT! I don't want to stay in the van, I want to walk with you!" not sure what brought that on...didn't sound like a pleasant dream though..
*She once told me of a dream where she was singing and dancing on a table with Jilly, (hopefully they had clothes on :) ) and someone got up and danced with them.
*The other day she woke up crying for me, I went into her room and she asked "Mommy were you killed?" I told her no I wasn't, and she needed to lay back down and go to sleep. She laid down, I laid in her bed with her for a bit. She got up a few minutes later and again asked, "Mommy did you get killed?" I again told her no, I was just fine, and to go back to sleep. She did it another time too. She didn't seem overly distraught or anything, just asking.. I hope she doesn't have ESP and is foreseeing my future LOL.

My dreams can be so vivid sometimes. Its quite cool, providing they are good dreams. Not so cool when its something scary, and you are afraid to close your eyes after it..

QOTD: Do you remember your dreams often?


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

School's in session!

Today was Jilly's first day of school. Normally, after dropping the girls off to school the first day I do a happy happy joy joy dance, but not today. I was to worn out from Jilly's little hissy fit about school. She was nervous and scared about going to a new school. It is just middle school, and the kids she went there with she has known for a few years now, but just the school being different set her off... She acted like she was 5, not 10. She even tried LEAVING the school! I had to chase her and drag her back. Tomorrow better be better...I can't take a whole year of this LOL. After leaving the school, I went to get a coke at McD's, I tried to talk the drive thru lady into adding a little rum into it but she refused...it would have been really good after the drop off bust hehe.

This is what Jilly looked like her very first day of school ever, when she went to kindergarten:

Wasn't she cute? So tiny too. The sun was in her eyes that morning, she was trying to shield it.

Here is what she looked like today...
If looks could kill... LOL. She was not happy I wanted to take her picture. I should have known I was in for trouble just by the look on her face then...Please please be a better drop off tomorrow...

QOTD: Were you ever afraid of going to school the first day?


Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Jilly Bean!

Today is my Jilly's 10th Birthday! I can't believe how much she has grown. Jilly wasn't supposed to be born until Sept. but she ended up being born early due to my high blood pressure. She was such a tiny squirt, only 6 lbs, so cute & cuddly. Even now 10 yrs later she is still tiny, cute & cuddly! She has grown into quite a Diva. Please take a minute to wish her a very happy birthday! Here are some pics of Jilly from over the years, enjoy!


Jillian1-daddy daughter dance

Beautiful ballerina1

Look Mom!

Jilly and the pups


Jilly by water





QOTD: How old are you?


Thoughts & Prayers please

Please keep my son in your thoughts and prayers. He is suffering from depression, he hurt himself last night not life threatening this time but he has been having suicidial thoughts, he is now getting some help at a hospital. I was up all night at the hospital with him and I'm exhausted. My heart hurts. I pray my son gets the help he needs... I've been keeping Kleenex in business the last few days, used a ton of them with all the crying I've done...can you say basket case?

Today is also Jilly's 10th Birthday...I'm hoping to perk up with the help of coffee, and pop...and later I'll do a post all for her.

Hug your children people, tell them you love them.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Emotional Roller Coaster

It's been quite a day. A roller coaster of ups & downs. Unfortunately more downs then ups. I might tell you about it later, now now, to tired, my eyes hurt from crying. It has been exhausting. I've been busy and gone most of the day, up until about 8 p.m., then I had to clean the whole house, and decorate Jilly's birthday cake for her party tomorrow. Its now 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, I should be going to bed...but thought I'd do a quick post first since I'm not sure I'll get one in later...This post is going to be mostly pictures from today (technically yesterday now), because I'm to tired to think clearly and type without a million typos. I will say the cake I made, the one I showed snippets of the other day, was a BIG HIT. The gazillion hours spent on it was totally worth it to make the birthday boy & his wife happy. Here are pics...and the last one will be of the cake I made for Jilly's birthday party tomorrow.

Before the party I'll stick a picture of "Edward" from the Twilight series into the cake...will take another pic at that time. Now its time for me to go to bed...zzzzzzzzzzz

QOTD: Has suicide touched your family?


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Show Me Saturday! Pet Peeves

Happy Saturday! Its time for Show Me Saturday. The theme for today is PET PEEVES. I'm sure you have some, we all do! I had a hard time finding pictures of mine, so my show me is going to be short on pictures.

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.
**Linky is open until Friday 8/27


I have MANY pet peeves... Lets start with the few that I found pics on google of...

It drives me totally nuts when people use to many !s and ?s! Like this, "I am so happy!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe what she said?????????" seriously people, one or two !s or ?s is plenty! Stop going !? crazy. Thanks.

nose picking
People that pick their noses in public. GROSS. If you must pick it, go into a bathroom, or some place that is private, please. Thanks.

That is all I could muster up for pictures. Sorry. I will share some more peeves I have though, just minus pictures...
*People that don't put their little ones in car seats! Learn the law people! Don't endanger your children!
*People that smoke like a chimney, around their children. Stupid.
*Spit in the sink. YUCK. Wash that crap down will ya??
*Setting trash RIGHT NEXT to the garbage can instead of putting it IN the can! UGH.
*Putting your cans on the counter, right above the recycling bin. Seriously people! Get with the program.
*Dirty socks on the kitchen table! GROSS! People want to eat at the table, stop being disgusting!
*People picking their teeth with toothpicks, pens, paper, straws, whatever they can use, while in public. That is gross, do it in private.
*People that must turn in front of you and go so slow, when all they had to do is wait for you to pass then they'd have the road to themselves, but noooooo they must slow you down. Jerks.
*The parents in the school pick up line that park in spots that aren't supposed to be parked in, or that park half in the middle of the road blocking traffic, making an already cluster$&#* worse.
*People that chew their food LOUDLY.
*People that inhale their food without chewing! Don'tcha know it's gonna hurt coming back out if you don't chew it? You have teeth, use them, be thankful for them.
*Those that use the word on the internet "le sigh" I think its dumb.

LOL I could go on and on...I'll stop now. If you want to play along, link up!

QOTD: what are your bad habits?


Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Yep, been busy....and WILL be busy for the next few days, so posts might be few and far between until Sun. night...but we'll see. If I get a few spare minutes to post before then I definitely will. Please stick around though, I'll be back as soon as I am able!

I've got a ton of cleaning to do, and cakes to make, places to go, and people to see over the next several days.

Here is a little snippet of what I've been working on today... I'll give more details later...

pool cake collage
Those items are by no means done...still a major work in process. I'm definitely no Duff...

QOTD: What was your most memorable birthday cake?


Sunday, August 15, 2010

What's Your Answer?

Hello! Before I get started, just wondering, what do you think of my blog changes? I hope you like them!

My good friend Dazee has started a new link up type thing, very similar to the 5QF's that I usually do. She's come up with some questions, and she'd like to know MY answers to them. I bet she'd like to know your answers too if you'd like to play along and link up to her!

What's Your Answer

1. If a flight to the moon was as cheap as airfare, you you go?
2. Did you ever kiss someone you didn't know?
3. Would you reboard an airplane that had to land because of a problem?
4. What is the saddest thing you've ever seen while driving down the road?
5. Have you ever had a dream that warned you of something?
1. Well...considering I can't even afford air fare to anywhere at the moment, probably no. Even if I could, I don't know...while it would be cool, it would also be scary. I'm pretty much a wuss...

2. Not that I recall....but then again, my memory sucks.

3. Probably not...but I guess it depends on what the problem was, how serious it was...

4. Ugh I hate this question! I try to forget what I saw, this made me remember :( It was a cat, that was hit by a car, it was still alive, even though its back half was smooshed. I was in high school at the time, cruising around with my friend when we saw this. Poor kitty.

5. Again, I don't recall any, but my memory sucks...

Be sure to check out Dazee's blog, she is a hoot. She loves to speak her mind, doesn't always sugar coat things either, she tells it like it is.

QOTD: Is your memory good? I might have asked this already...I don't remember HA!


New Look!

Happy Sunday! I've been busy this evening making some changes on my blog. I hope you enjoy them! What is different you might ask? Lets see...

*The blog header is new.

*New PAGES, I have a 'About Me' page now, and a 'Contact Me' page. Please check them out! To get to them, look under the new header, between it and the blog post, there are clickable links there.

*I took all the pics of everyone on the side that were seperate with little text snippets under them out, and put one picture of the family members in its place. All that info is now found on the 'About Me!' page with new pictures.

*There are also some little font color changes & stuff.

Let me know your thoughts :)

QOTD: Did you have a good weekend?


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Show Me Saturday! Weirdo

Woohoo, its Saturday! That means its time for SHOW ME SATURDAY! (Its also time for my son's 20th Birthday! Happy Birthday Zach) This weeks theme is WEIRDO. What is your definition of a weirdo? Show me!

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.
**Linky is open until Friday 8/20

Ready? Set. GO!

–noun, plural weird·os. Informal .
1. an odd, eccentric, or unconventional person.

Without further delay, let me SHOW YOU, my lovely weirdo...


Miss Jilly wanted water balloon boobs, then she wanted to see how many water balloons she could fit into her suit..she figured it would make her float... GOOFBALL!! This was Friday by the way. We spent some time at our friends house in their pool while killing time before picking up Zach at work. After swimming we went out to dinner with Grandma (Thanks Grandma!) and went and spent some time at her house. It was a LONG day.

Show me your weirdo and LINK UP! Enjoy your Saturday.

QOTD: Have you been swimming lately?


Happy Birthday Zach!

O.M.G. I feel SO OLD. My son, my 1st born is 20 today! On August 14, 1990, I finally gave birth to the baby we tried so hard for. Zachary Allen was born weighing 9 lbs 5 oz OUCH. Figures, my only vag birth was the biggest baby hehe.

Zach was a handful growing up :)...Still is! Anyways, no matter what I've gone through with my son, I still love him, and will always be his mom. I'm glad he is close enough to me to express his thoughts and feelings about things, we are pretty open with each other about most things. We were talking the other night when we went for a walk, he told me how nice it is he can tell me anything. He said he wishes it was that way with his dad too.

Happy 20th Birthday Zach. I hope the next 20 are smooth sailing.


This day also brings some sadness. It was August 14, a few yrs ago that our friends son Elliott was told he had to walk the wicked path of cancer...again. Zach has been thinking about this for a few days now, he & Elliott were buddies, Zach misses his friend. Thinking of The Aldrich family...hugs.

QOTD: When did you start feeling old?


Friday, August 13, 2010

5 Question Friday 8-13-10

Happy Friday everyone. Its time for Mama M.'s 5 Question Friday, I think I'll participate this week...

If you would like to participate, just go to Mama M.'s and read the rules, and link up properly, OR, you can just answer the questions here on my blog comments to be quick...

The questions, then my answers below...Enjoy.

1. Have you ever visited another country?

2. Where is the strangest place you have ever been?

3. What is your favorite season?

4. What one song will always cheer you up?

5. What Disney character do you resemble most?

1. No, I haven't. I'd love to visit Norway some day though.

2. The strangest place...MY HOME. LOL. It is like a freakin zoo here...and the loony bin...wanna come visit? :)

3. Umm I like them all...I love snow in the winter. I love colored leaves in the fall, I love flowers in the spring, I love sunny days and warmth in the summer. Can't pick just one...

4. Ummm totally clueless on this one at the moment, can't really think of any, since I don't listen to much music anymore. Only thing that comes to my mind is the Macarena, it always makes me want to do the dance and sing it LOL...you know I'm crazy.

5. Hmm I asked Kelsey, she says Doc, from Snow White. I guess I do look like him, minus the beard! What do you think?


That's all folks :) I hope you enjoyed it. Have a good weekend.

QOTD: Have you ever fainted?


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Calgon, take me away...Pretty please?

You may, or may not have noticed, that I haven't been blogging much this last week or so. I hope I've been missed...but if not, well, I guess that's life, right?

I've been somewhat stressed lately, and just tired and cranky, not much in a blogging mood. Its so crazy around here that when my mom skype's me lately, she asks "How's things at the asylum?" LOL.


Let me try to fill you in a little on things...

*My son, has a job at a pet store, they have dramatically reduced his hours, therefor he could not pay his roommates his share of rent. This means he came back here to live. In our already small, crowded house. Now we have another mouth to feed, on an already tight budget.

*My son also couldn't afford to pay for his car insurance due to lack of work hours, which caused his father to cancel him on the car insurance.

*The same day, his car died. (He was told about the insurance cancel on his way to work, on the way back, the car had major issues) He made it home, but the car remains parked, not working/no insurance.

*Because his dad cancelled the insurance, my son got all pissed off at his dad, and refuses to speak to him anymore and wants him out of his life. (over dramatic I think, and I also think he'll regret that decision some day) So now, it all falls on MY shoulders. As if I didn't have enough there already...No, I don't mean paying his insurance, that isn't going to happen, I can barely afford my own...I mean all the stress, and dealing with all the son stuff, falls on my shoulders.

*Spent half a day driving son back and forth on Tues. to his doctor appt. over an hour away, then to his job to tell them the docs findings. Now, his job says, he either comes to work his shift Friday, or he either resigns or gets fired. They don't care about the car situation.

*I've been driving son to and from places the last 2 days filling out applications and dropping them back off at different places in town. We are hoping, praying, crossing our fingers he can find something here in town that he can walk to or I can easily take him to because it is close.

*Come tomorrow, I have to leave the house by 12:30, drive him an hour away to his job to drop him off, with a car of cranky girls with me. Then we need to find something to do to pass the time...long time...until I pick him up again at 9 p.m., then we have an hour drive home...its NOT going to be pleasant. The girls & I will pack a dinner of PB & J's and snacks to eat somewhere while we are out too... Trying to omit as little driving as possible, since gas is low, its over due for an oil change, and has the engine light on in the van...last thing I need is for my van to die, than we are all screwed. No money to repair things at the moment.

*also last week, I chipped a tooth. No dental insurance so I just won't be smiling for now, if I do, I look like a total hillbilly. Thankfully, there is no pain from it...knock on wood.

*Son had his bf over for several days last week too. While the bf is a nice guy, its just another stress having a house guest, with all the crap going on lately.

*Miss Jilly has been full of attitude lately, I swear she is a teenager already...

*Miss Bree has had a cold/allergy thing going on, and has been so very very cranky. This morning she woke kinda pleasant, it lasted a little while...then all the sudden she was like the chick in the Exorcist movie...the one with the spinning head. Pass me the holy water...

*Miss Kels has been cranky, mostly. But she has helped out a bit here and there, for those times I am grateful.

*Bill has a cold too, and he is tired & cranky...which is totally understandable.

* I need to put locks on my daughters dressers. Jilly & Bree change their clothing 20 times a day. It's getting old.

*Kels & Jilly have been at each other's throats. I can't wait for school to start.

That is just some of the stuff going on. So yeah, things ain't been a blast around here. Things could be worse though...I'm thankful we have a home, food, and health.

Now, pass me the chocolate...



And of course my...

This mommy needs some quiet, comfort time.

QOTD: What makes you happy during a stressful time?


Monday, August 9, 2010

Drooling and Kitty Litter

Do you drool in your sleep? Do you wake up to a soaked pillow? I do! I hate it. I think my nose gets so stuffy at night that I sleep with my mouth open to help with breathing, because I NEED to breathe...and then I drool. Not just a little, but a lot! I'm constantly waking and rearranging the pillow so I don't have to sleep on the wet spot. Lets face it, sleeping on wet spots suck! If this person in the picture wasn't a dude, it would probably look like me...and my nice big drool spot. LOL

sleeping drool

Bree has inherited my drool issue. If she falls asleep somewhere, chances are, she'll leave a drool wet spot too.

So, apparently I drool so much that all the saliva leaves my mouth, because I wake up with horrible cotton mouth. My mouth feels like this...

kitty litter cake

Yeah, appealing right? I can't wait to brush my teeth in the morning and get a drink. BLECK. Actually that picture of the kitty litter above, I'd eat that. Its not real kitty litter or poop, its a CAKE. Its made from cake mixes, crushed cookies, pudding and the cat poop is actually tootsie rolls :) Would you eat it?

Hmmm as I'm typing an idea came to me...maybe I could rig a pad to my mouth, to catch all my drool, and keep my pillow drool free :) HAHA That would be quite the sight...

Time for me to take my drooling kitty litter mouth to bed...

QOTD: Are you a night owl or an early bird?


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Show Me Saturday! Gross/Creepy

Happy Saturday. Theme for todays Show Me Saturday is Gross/Creepy. Show me your creepy gross things :)

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1. Blog about the topic with pics, after all its SHOW ME Saturday.
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First I'll post a gross thing. It's a yak. I think. We saw it at the fair last year here in town. It licked Bree, and terrified her for a long time. She kept calling it a guy, she'd say over and over, "Guy, scary, licked me". Poor child.

How would you like a big sloppy french kiss from that guy? EWWWW. GROSS.

Next is something creepy. Have you heard about Michael Jackson's ghost? I had, and I saw some of the footage on this video I'm going to post previously, but towards the end there is something new that was recently spotted at MJ's place. Its very cool, in a creepy way, be sure to check it out.

I told ya it was creepy!

Have a great weekend.

QOTD: Ever chip a tooth?


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Back to School Shopping

What was I thinking? It was a recipe for pure craziness...Back to school shopping. This afternoon, we made the rash decision to do a quick trip to the mall for some clothing. First, taking the 3 girls, clothing shopping together is not fun. Total drama. Add to the mix 2 gay guys, and well...This is what I looked like during the shopping adventure.

crazy woman 01

Jilly picked her stuff out right away, then got bummed that she reached her limit on the $ to be spent for her, so she was whiny. Kels took forever picking stuff out, and trying stuff on. Which in turn got Jilly ticked, and Bree was cranky, wanting out of the stroller etc.. We were at the store maybe an hour and a half, and Bree had to make 5 potty trips! Yes, 5! I'm glad she used the potty, but geez, 5 times? Hard to get shopping done from in the bathroom.

Half way through the shopping adventure, I was totally ready for one of these.


I'm not really a drinker, but this sure would have made shopping more enjoyable.

As I said, Kels took a LONG time picking stuff out. By this time, the 2 gay guys had already made their venture around the mall complete, and the lead guy was nagging, "is she done yet?" "What is the hold up?" "Come on, just get something already". Thankfully the other guy got him to wander off with him to the pretzel place. By this time I kept pushing this button...


Unfortunately, the button did NOT work. Drat. Oh well, it was worth a try.

Finally, Kels had her choices made, and we dashed to the check out before anyone could change their minds. :) I called the 2 guys, and told them to meet us at the van, we are done and heading out! Cheers were had by all. Homeward bound we were.

Now tomorrow, I have to register Jilly for school. Then next week I register Kelsey. Those are sad days, due to the money I have to shell out for it. But....When August 17 & 23 comes around, and its time for...


This mommy will be doing a major HAPPY DANCE! Like this...

happy dance

It will mean somewhat quiet days again. No fighting all day long between Jilly & Kelsey. Maybe Bree will even nap a bit more. One can only hope.

I totally love my kids...but back to school time is a happy day. I'm sure they disagree on that.

I hope your Wednesday was wonderful. See ya Thursday...Now I need to reply to some emails, and hopefully hit the sack!

QOTD: Do you look forward to back to school time?