Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Some mac-n-cheese? Nahhh, too hot in the house to cook. Some spaghettios? Nope, no one likes those here....a frozen meal? uh-uh, NASTY! Some grilled chicken and some green beans? Oh heck no, that would be like *gulp* healthy.
Nope, here in our house on a Monday night.....
GREEN CRAYONS....It's what's for dinner.
Oh yes he really did! As I was making a plate full of food for Christopher, Thomas, my Angel, is sitting at the table....waiting patiently. And he says "Mommy, I color please". Sure Baby, you are being so calm and polite and because you said please and you aren't complaining that mommy has the foot ball game on while she is making dinner, you can color. Here are your crayons, and your paper. I look over several times and he is coloring so nicely. I am in the fridge and I hear a "crunch, crunch, crunch". Hmmm....now what could he be eating? I didn't get him an appetizer....Yeah, well this is what he would rather have for dinner! NICE! Way to go Mom!!!
Ahh well....green crayon....the other white meat?
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Well everyone remembers Woggle boy right? If not...step on over HERE
Okay so he may not have this great wondeful costume and cape to go with it....
But he sure does wear those "woggles" well doesn't he?
And the fact that you can say "WOGGLE BOY" and he will say "DUN DUN DUNNNNN" is classic!
And even if his little brother tries to unmask him.....
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Moxie is defined as the ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage; bold energy. Describe a time when you showed moxie.
Let's see, I am going to try to make a really long story....well...shortER....
I made the hugest mistake of my life but of course at the time you couldn't tell me that. I married a man....let's call him "Himself" mmmkay? Mmmkay, so I married Himself after everything in my body told me not to. It was one of those "not to be" instead of "meant to be" relationships. We couldn't go very long without a fight. The first time "himself" ever got physical was the 1st time I was leaving him, he physically picked me up and threw me onto the couch and tweaked my back. LOVERLY! Leave I did, but like an idiot, I went back.
Don't ask me why...probably because I was determined to make it work. Well it didn't last long and life took a turn....and himself changed, the alcohol abuse with the Jack Daniels (which to this day I still can't stand the smell of) the physical abuse in every way started, I won't go into detail on that since a lot of my family reads this blog and it's kind of an uncomfy thing to discuss. I was so terrified that I stayed. Does that make sense? I was more afraid to leave then I was to stay.
It got worse, he would take my car keys when I got home from work, he took my cell phone and checked my recent calls, sometimes he would even drive me to work, pick me up at lunch and pick me up after work, as if I were some school girl. At one point he demanded I quit my job, and when I refused he got angry. I think the only time I was alone was in the bathroom, and at that point all I could think about was how to GET OUT.
Finally, it took everything in me....I had to put all my fear aside, and I even had to leave my two most precious "possessions" behind, my kitties! And trust me, he was just that kind of person who would not feed them, leave them locked outside in a blizzard...so I worried about them, but didn't want my mom to have to come pick me up in a pine box and that is how it was going. So finally, I left. I stayed with friends for a little bit, and I will forever be grateful for the friendship Kim gave me and still does to this day! That family gave to me unconditionally and I am truly grateful for that! I heart you Kim!
I eventually got an apartment of my own, and he haunted me there as well. I had to get a restraining order, a new phone number, I had friends come to my apartment just to follow me to work which was only 5 miles away to ensure himself wouldn't try anything on my way there! I lived in terror for close to a year. At the time I did leave, my nickname among some of my friends was Mox....short for Moxie Girl.
I couldn't have done it without the Moxie inside, my family's support, and my friends. And it just proves that you have to go through some of the worst and ugliest things in life to find the best....my 3 boys!! Okay 2 boys and a man? Nahhh 3 boys sounds better! The love of my life, the hubs, he is my everything, and my ab-so-slutely adorable baby boys, I couldn't ask for anything more!
A superhero can save you from what ails you....what is your request?
The request is not for me actually, but for all of those who have cancer, can't we find a cure? Instead of having a "guardian Angel" or a "Fairy Godmother" can I have a superhero that can save all those suffering? Especially one in my family, and she knows who she is, she is kicking cancer's butt all over the place as we speak! And I'm a proud member of the Chemo Club 2009! I still need to send my pics to my cousin! I really don't ask for much, I'm kind of simple, and I've been given so much already and I couldn't be more grateful.....But....this is the one thing I would request!
And now back to our regularly scheduled blogging!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Dogs are great....they bark when they hear something strange...unless they are at my house and then they get hollered at because she will wake the kids.
They wag their tails and get so excited when you come home after a long day....unless they are at my house and then she gets hollered at for jumping and knocking the kids over.
They follow you around and are always at your heals, unless they are at my house then she gets hollered at because she is in the way and almost trips us while we are carrying Christopher.
They lay at your feet and show that they are man's best friend, unless they are at my house and then she gets hollered at...get off my feet!!!
Their name is Hoover because anything and everything that falls on the floor is cleaned up, licked up, "Hoovered" up....and then she gets hollered at because OMG she stinks...I mean peel the paint off the wall stink!
And I mean look at her....she's got the sweetest face, no?
Meet Tawney, aka destructo, aka hoover. She is my mom's dog who is staying with us while my mom is on vacation. Let's see, so far she has chewed up a bottle...we are missing the plastic ring that holds the nipple on and screws on to the top of the bottle...I am sure at some point we will find it regurgitated in some form on the lawn. Can we say OUCH?
She chewed up a kitchen towel...apparently it had food on it or something....so we will find that on the lawn as well I am sure!!
Then today, I went to a follow up appt over at UCLA....that's another post in and of itself...don't even ask at this point...needless to say I am NOT happy. Anyway....I decided well I'll run home real quick and I walk in the house....the dog of course does NOT bark...and I said what kind of watch dog are you??? Then I find out WHY she didn't bark or move for that matter.
A box of wipes...not just a container....no this one was from Costco....900 wipes!!! There are like 8 little bag/container thingies of wipes....all of the opened....EVERY. SINGLE. BAG. Opened in some way. The corner chewed off, the plastic top eaten off and the wipes, left on the carpet. Full of hair and dog spit and you want me to wipe my baby's butt with that??
And all I keep thinking is....9 more days....just a mere 9 days until she goes home. Let's hope she doesn't eat or tear up anything else!!! She's already been banned to the tile entryway in the living room while we are not here!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
So then we got home and we decided to talk Halloween....Thomas is unsure if he wants to be Thomas the train, a Baseball player, or if he just wants to walk around in mommy's nylon socks and his sandals! No just playin...isn't it fun when they learn to dress themselves? He picked that whole outfit! Is he ready for what not to wear or what?
Friday, September 18, 2009
The rules are as follows:
“No one really likes rules, do they? I shall make mine simple. Make a cocktail, pick out some of your favorite bloggers. Send this award to 4 of them. Tell them why you think they give good blog. There are SO many fascinating, witty, and fantastic bloggers; let’s invite them all to the party.
Or you can just put it on your mantle and watch it sparkle. And if you think it sassy that I created my own Award, just consider it a grown up and virtual version of a friendship bracelet.”
Okay so one of my flavorite cocktails is called a Malibu Breeze. Since I am just that kind of girl who can drink liquor all night long, if I so choose and catch a mild buzz, but you give me 3 beers and I am a hysterically laughing drunken fool!
Remind me to tell you, or have the hubs tell you about my going away party in MI....heck ask anyone who was there.... 22 shots, yes I said 22 shots that is not a typo, of Tequila later and still walking, talking and having a great time! I did NOT drive home, I may be blond but I'm not stupid...but I walked right up my apartment stairs, did my night time routine and went to bed! Good times!! Okay so by the end of the night I couldn't text worth much...but I tried real hard! HA!
Anyway...now back to my drink...Malibu Breeze...
I don't know exact measurements...it depends on your glass or your taste....
A shot or more of Malibu Rum
Some pineapple juice
And a splash of cranberry juice
Stir it up and ENJOY!
Okay now to pass along to some of my flavorites, I adore them, they crack me up!
Amy and Lady Di at Daily Dose of Mama Drama And trust me if you love drama, they always have some!
Alicia over at It Ain't Easy Being Cheesy def head over there for some hilarity! Between her dogs, her man meat, her precious babies and her IBS you will find something for you!
Blue Violet over at A Nut in a Nutshell She is the place to go for great giveaways and she has some fantastic posts
And last but certainly not the least...
Jenners at Life with a Little One and More She will have you in tears with comicalness...I'm not even kidding you...priceless!
Now off you go...don't pass go, don't collect $200, go check them out and tell them Erin sent you!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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Monday, September 14, 2009
Okay so back to my birthday!!! Can you tell I LOVE my birthday....even if I am getting older....Hey I waited a long dang time to be this old! How old am I? Well I'm 29...AGAIN! HA!
So aside from the fact that I have to work, I will be spending my birthday with this little Ham...
And this little cutie....
The Hubs was supposed to start his new bowling league tomorrow night but he decided to come home and cook for moi! Oh wait...he cooks for me almost every night....tell me I'm not the luckiest? And he doesn't just make like frozen junk...he really cooks! =) and No he's not for rent! Besides you couldn't afford him! =) So instead of enjoying "chickie tacos" with Thomas and some carrots and apples and whatever else I can come up with for Christopher...I'll be having my wonderful Family dinner! LOVE IT!
Now you would think that I would check my mail like daily when it comes to my birthday...and I didn't. But take a look at this little gem that was sitting in my mail box since SATURDAY!
I can't say it any better....nothing parties like a new bracelet! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
And not only did I get this rockin' HK one....Thanks Maile, Niels and Nalani, you guys are THE BEST!!! XOXOXOX I absolutely adore it!
But I also got a new Pandora bracelet from my mom! She got one for her birthday last year and I just loved it! So she got the bracelet and I am sure The Hubs will supply the charms over the years!
And this wasn't really a birthday present, more of a "cheer you up because you are feeling ugly after your surgery" gift from my cousin! She's awesome! So Thanks K.A. and fam! I absolutely love my neck necklace...
She got this from the Art of Silver a fab little Etsy shop....and if you can't see...it's got 4 charms, one is slightly larger, has hearts all over it, and the other 3 have the loves of my life names on them. Thomas and a green stone for his May birthday, Chris and a blue stone for his September birthday and then Steven! I'm going to be taking this down to the local engraving shop to see if I can have bday's put on the back!
So I am feeling wiser...no, not really....but I still love my birthday! So Happy Birthday to Me!
Oh yeah and Demetra....you SUCK for not being there to celebrate my birthday at work! =)
Friday, September 11, 2009
Remember when that was destroyed?