Friday, October 28, 2011

Look at me! Again and again and again...

I have a few internet pet peeves. Most of you that know me know one of them is people that use a million !!!!!!!!!'s or ????????'s in posts of any kind whether it is on FB, Twitter, wherever. One or two !'s or ?'s is plenty folks.

Another pet peeve of mine (sorry if this offends any of you), is people that post a crap ton of pictures of THEMSELVES on facebook. Really, how conceited & vain are we?? (see, 2 ??'s made my point very well). It really annoys me. Oh, don't get me started on the pucker face, duck face, whatever you wanna call it... why do they do it? I don't understand, do they think it makes them look cute? I have news for does NOT.

For fun (although it wasn't) I took a crap ton of pics of me (in my ugly toothless glory), just to prove a point.

See. OVERKILL. One pic of me would have been way more then enough. But by golly I wanted to make sure you saw me in my funny faces.

Do you know someone on FB that takes a ton of pics of themselves? I do. Really... GET. OVER. YOURSELF. Sorry. You may be pretty, or you may not.. do we really need to see you over and over and over and OVER in the same poses with the same goofy faces?

Whew. I feel better getting that off my chest.


I Spy 10-28-11 (yes I'm late again)

This week has been messed up. It's been busy, crazy, stressful, and painful to name a few ways to describe it. Bill's been home off and on all week. Monday I had that dental procedure, I was all nervous about it but it went ok. I was sore that evening but things are healing up. Tuesday Kelsey had a dental appt, and it seemed to take forever. I don't remember what all I did Wednesday, but whatever it was it kept me busy lol. Yesterday was busy too, and in the evening Kels went balistic about some stuff so I never got around to posting this... Then today brought another busy day, cleaning in the morning, ER visit in the afternoon. My crazy Bree keeps climbing onto the countertop in the bathroom. I sent her in there to go potty before we picked the girls up at school today. We heard her in there smacking the mirror which means she was on the countertop... we went in there and told her to get down and to not do it again for she'll get hurt. She climbed down and as she was at the floor she stumbled and fell hitting her nose really hard (you could hear it hit) on a metal step stool. Ouch. She screamed bloody murder for a good 35-40 minutes, her nose swelled, and it bleed a bit. 2+ hrs and xrays later we find her nose has a slight crack in it, but it won't affect the appearance of her nose so its ok, and she has a cut inside her nose. She is to ice it, take pain meds if needed, and take antibiotics to prevent any infection that could come from bacteria getting into the cut in her nose. So yeah, fun times...NOT.

Dazee's I Spy was actually yesterday but I'm still participating. Theme this time is JUST LIKE HALLOWEEN.


Jilly the pumpkin girl and Bree as strawberry shortcake. They dressed up to go to CVS to get goodies. When we got home they carved pumpkins. Bree wasn't to keen on putting her hand in hers. I took about 10 pics of her with her pumpkin, this is the closest I could get to her actually looking towards the camera...and it isn't a very good one. Drives me nuts when she looks everywhere but at the camera!

Bloggers choice pic will be....

Look Mom!
This picture always makes me laugh. This is Jilly when she was younger, with pretzels up her nose. Do not try this at home, leave it to the professionals.

Next weeks theme is: TREE(S), and bloggers choice.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Vlog For You

I came up with an interesting way to do a Vlog. You know I'm not a fan of my picture taken (yet anyways). Last time I vlogged I think I had a paper bag over my head! This time is a bit different...

Its funny how you can have a lot to say, then the camera is in your face and everything you planned to say disappears! I just rambled on about this & that, not sure how much sense it makes...hopefully it doesn't bore the crap out of you LOL.

Keep in mind I did this alone, so the aim isn't so good with the camera...


I Spy 10-13-11

It's that time again! Time for me to join up with my pal Dazee and do the weekly I Spy.


This weeks prompt was ABANDONED and Bloggers choice. I pass a few abandoned places here in town frequently, so yesterday when I picked up Kelsey at school (she had to stay late to take a test) we swung by these places to take pics really quick.

The first one is located near Jilly's school. Upon taking a closer look at it yesterday I think it had a fire in it, hence why it is now empty. It looked like there was black smoke stuff on the side of the house (not seen in the picture).

I wish I had taken my camera with me yesterday morning when I took Kels to school, it was still a bit dark then and the full moon was above that house and it looked creepy & cool. To bad I missed that shot.

The next one I'm going to show you is located on Rt. 34, this house has been this way ever since I've been living in this town, not sure when it got abandoned. This house interests me, I wonder the story behind it, why it was it haunted? I'd like to go through it, but I'm sure its probably dangerous inside since its so old and falling apart.

To bad houses can't talk, I bet this one would have a lot to say. This house also has a barn...well, whats left of a barn...

Poor old barn.

Now, for Bloggers choice...This is a hard one. Over the weekend I took the girls to Sannauk Forest Preserve for photos. I have several I like and I can't pick just one, so I'm not going to limit myself :) Here are the pictureS I have picked:

It was so nice out over the weekend, temps in the 80's. We enjoyed it while we could :). I'm anxious for cold weather and SNOW to come, but I hope it stays away until Nov. 1, gotta have it nice for Halloween :)

Thats it for this weeks I Spy. Next weeks theme is PLAYGROUNDS and bloggers choice. Be there or be square.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Homecoming 2011

Last weekend was Mendota's Homecoming. Friday was Spirit Day for the students to dress up in school colors and look goofy. I was a nice mom and bought Kelsey a shirt & shorts to wear, and did her hair.


That is supposed to be an M, for Mendota. We sprayed her hair purple & gold...although they don't look it much because of Kelsey's regular hair color underneath.

After school Kelsey had to come home and shower, then she had a job interview for Pizza Hut. After that she went to dinner with her dad and they went to the homecoming game together. I'm happy to report Mendota WON the football game. It was also their first homecoming game on their new field/stadium!

Saturday Kelsey's friend Autumn came over to go to the dance with Kelsey (Autumn graduated from Mendota last year). They spent a ton of time getting ready and taking pics of themselves and facebooking them. The dance started at 8, and the girls were finally ready to leave for it at 8:20. I didn't get much for pictures because they were in a hurry, and it was dark out, not good for pics. Here is one decent one I got. (Kels is in the black/teal dress, Autumn in green)

I like the dress...just wish it was a few inches longer. :) I bought her the dress, and paid for her tickets for her & Autumn for the dance...No thanks from Kels for any of my homecoming purchases is for her...just complaints that I didn't pay for her to get her nails done nor her hair done. :( It frustrates me.

When the girls returned from the dance they hung out in Kelsey's room making all kinds of noise, not much sleep that night.

The following day she slept most of the day, even though I begged her for a little help around the house & with her little sister since I was still recovering from my teeth yanking and I didn't have much energy. I got none.

I think she needs to start saving now for Prom...because with her attitude and lack of thanks I'm not feeling in the generous mood... :P

The girls did look nice and pretty though for homecoming. I'm glad its over.


I Spy 10-7-11

TGIF! Yep its FRIDAY. 4 day weekend for the kids here, I'm glad I don't ahve to drive them back and forth to school for a few days, I just hope they can be on good behaviour while home and not make me drive them there anyways LOL.

I'm a day late for the I Spy, but I'm still joining in. Yesterday my old neighbor (who works for Dell) came over and did some major much needed clean up to my computer so I wasn't able to get this post done on time.


This weeks prompt was SIGNS. Here is a stop sign a few blocks from my home. I did not do this to the sign, someone else did, shame on them... but kinda cool too.

Show love people, not HATE.

Now for Bloggers choice...I took this picture yesterday.

Pretty huh? I love the little lake here in town. I love fall colors too.

Next weeks prompt is ABANDONED and bloggers choice.