Saturday, December 31

10 things

I did as a kid and never got caught.. This is for Russ. I sure hope you all know that I am a very responsible adult who had limited supervision as a teenager and that I would never repeat some of these things.

1. My best friend and I tried to take her aunts car when we were 13. Problem was neither of us knew how to drive a stick. After she ran it into the neighbors bushes our other friends helped us push it back into the driveway.

2. My ex boyfriend was a not so good guy and stole his grandparents car and we all went on a joy ride to the woods. That was when I was 13 also.

3. A group of us lied to our parents about where we were staying the night and stayed out all night walking the streets. One of the group threw a rock at a homeless guy who chased us with a machete.

4. See last post about tequila in thermos in high school.

5. Once I was supposed to be at a friends house but we went to another friends house who lived with two drag queens and two other drag queens that were mad at one of our friend threw fire bombs through the apartment window.

6. Countless beer runs at the magic market.

7. I think I went to school may if I was lucky 80 days my senior year. That is 80 out of 184.

8. My mom knows about this one and it is really crude... we used to drive down the road and throw pennies at the hookers.

9. Typical kid stuff like movie jumping.

10. And there is some good. My older brother and I used to sneak out of the house and go and swim with the manatees at a place called "free Water" I gotta say that is one of my fondest memories of my older brother and I loved him so much because he discovered the manatees and included me.

Friday, December 30

10 things

About me that you may not know.
1. I have long naturally straight black hair.

2. I color my hair because it is way to dark for my complexion.

3. I used to be a sun worshipper until my sister got cancer and it scared me half to death.

4.I have a bunch of brothers and sisters because my mom has been married a few times and once she gets married and divorced all I get to keep are the siblings. So I have 5 brothers and 6 sisters. I only speak to 1 of my brothers on a regular basis.

5. I have been married for 11 years but have known my hubby for 20 years. Wow that makes me sound old. I was in 5th grade when I met him.

6. Oh this one is going to sound bad. I graduated from high school with a 1.5 GPA. Oh it gets worse. I used to take tequila to high school in a thermos and drink it between classes. I know that sounds really bad.

7. Before I got bad in high school I was on the flag corp. I loved it because I got to perform with the band and did not have to dance.

8. I am still friends with at least 2 people from junior high and 3 people from high school.

9. I still like to listen to the same music I listened to in high school. Hair Bands!!

10. My favorite music in high school was Guns N Roses. Now I love country.

Thursday, December 29

10 People...

I would love to meet or loved to have met

1. Mother Theresa
2. Princess Diana
3. Colin Powell
4. Martin Luther King
5. Einstein
6. George Burns
7. Johnny Cash
8. Hans Hoffman
9. Helen Keller
10. Harriet Tubman

I am sure that this list could go on and on. Now that I am looking back at it the only person still alive is #3. Oh well it is still a good list. Wait till you see my next list 10 people I would like to smack the crap out of...

Tuesday, December 27

10 Things I am Good at...

1. Being a mom
2. I am a good multi-tasker(mom, wife, school, work)
3. I am a good listener
4. Solving other people's problems( problem is I can't figure out my own)
5. Sewing( I have even designed my own children's clothing)
6. I am a good driver.
7. Finding a bargain.(if it is on sale I am going to find it)
8. Making up words that are not real(it is like a joke around our house, I will post a list with meanings in a later post)
9. I am a great volunteer
10. Procrastinating!!!

Sunday, December 25

10 things that make me happy

1. The sound of my kids laughing and playing.
2. When I see people do good for no other reason than to do good.
3. Blogging
4. The smell of cookies cooking in my kitchen
5. Talking to my mother in law
6. The way it feels when you are cold and you get something warm out of the dryer and it is just soooo toasty.
7. Good friends and a good conversation.
8. Playing with my dog.
9. Okay I admit it... new shoes
10. Clean sheets on my bed.

10 things that annoy me

1. People that are always late.( for the sake of people like me leave a few minutes early)
2. People who pretend to be something they are not.
3. When my hubby talks over me when I am on the phone.
4. People who are always negative.( no matter how bad it is there is some good in life)
5. When someone makes a big deal out of the fact that I am a picky eater.
6. I find it really annoying when someone is nice to someone's face and then talks crap behind their back.
7. When other people try to parent my kids.
8. When I get crappy service in a restaurant and the server brings back my change in all ones.
9. When my kids just don't listen to me.
10. It drives me crazy when I lose over at BotB.

Thursday, December 22

This is it!

My 100th post so I am going to do this with the 10 things over 10 posts. So here are 10 things that I want to do in my life.

1. Raise my kids to be good people.
2. Finish school! and get the dream job.
3. Bungee jump and live to tell about it
4. Visit Ireland
5. learn to live in the moment
6. meet the people I know only online
7. own my little cabin in the woods
8. race a car at the drag strip
9. help my family members succeed
10. be a grandmother(not for a very long time)

Come back tomorrow for 10 more things you really need to know.

Tuesday, December 20

When Life Blows....

why is it

that when noone is at home I get all lonely and miss them? I came home from work early today and my house is empty, kinda clean, and quiet. My hubby must have taken the kids to the park or to a friends house. I could actually read or watch what I want on tv but no I am tempted to call and find out where they are so I can go be with them. On second thought I am going to take a nice quiet bubble bath all by myself!! What would you do if you had an afternoon to yourself?

Saturday, December 17

New Renter and My Grades

I have a new renter go over and check out her site. Interesting stuff she has over there. You know you want to, just go click on that little blue picture over there.

I was so scared to go on the schools web site yesterday to get my grades that I waited until 8 last night to do it. Anyways much to my surprise I totally made straight A's. I almost fell out of my chair. I did it. I started crying like a little baby. My kids were laughing at me but who cares I did it!! WooHoo doing the happy dance at the bean house.

Thursday, December 15

Remember When?

Got this idea from Wallowing Housewife. Have fun!

Post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE-UP, FICTIONAL MEMORY OF YOU AND ME. It can be anything you want--good or bad--and can include fellow bloggers, if you wish. Keep it within a PG rating, please. I'm anxious to read about our fictional past.I encourage you to do this on your blog, so I can post some made-up memories about you too! OOOHH remember that time you sang I'm to Sexy at the office Christmas party...

Tuesday, December 13

Dear Santa

Got this from my friend Mimi and thought alot of moms could relate.

Dear Santa,

I've been a good mom all year. I've fed, cleaned and cuddled my
children on demand, visited the doctor's office more than my doctor,
sold sixty-two cases of candy bars to raise money to plant a shade tree
on the school playground.

I was hoping you could spread my list out over several Christmases,
since I had to write this letter with my son's red crayon, on the
back of a receipt in the laundry room between cycles, and who
knows when I'll find anymore free time in the next 18 years.

Here are my Christmas wishes:*

I'd like a pair of legs that don't ache (in any color, except
purple, which I already have) and arms that don't hurt or flap in the
breeze; but are strong enough to pull my screaming child
out of the candy aisle in the grocery store.*

I'd also like a waist, since I lost mine somewhere in the seventh
month of my last pregnancy.

If you're hauling big ticket items this year I'd like fingerprint
resistant windows and a radio that only plays adult music;
a television that doesn't broadcast any programs containing talking
animals; and a refrigerator with a secret compartment behind the crisper
where I can hide to talk on the phone.

On the practical side, I could use a talking doll that says, "Yes,*
Mommy" to boost my parental confidence, along with two kids who
don't fight and three pairs of jeans that will zip all the way up
without the use of power tools.

I could also use a recording of Tibetan monks chanting "Don't eat in
the living room" and "Take your hands off your brother," because my
voice seems to be just out of my children's hearing range and can only
be heard by the dog.

If it's too late to find any of these products, I'd settle for
enough time to brush my teeth and comb my hair in the same morning,
or the luxury of eating food warmer than room temperature without it
being served in a Styrofoam container.

If you don't mind, I could also use a few Christmas miracles to
brighten the holiday season. Would it be too much trouble to declare
ketchup a vegetable? It will clear my conscience immensely.

It would be helpful if you could coerce my children to help around
the house without demanding payment as if they were the bosses of an
organized crime family.

Well, Santa, the buzzer on the dryer is ringing and my son saw my
feet under the laundry room door. I think he wants his crayon back.
Have a safe trip and ! remember to leave your wet boots by the door
and come in and dry off so you don't catch cold.

Help yourself to cookies on the table but don't eat too many or leave
crumbs on the carpet.

Yours Always, MOM...!

P.S. One more can cancel all my requests if you can keep
my children young enough to believe in Santa

Teacher Gifts and stuff

My kiddos and I made the chocolate covered cherry mice last night. We had a blast! What a fun project and the final product is just so cute. I think we may make a couple more batches next week to give to our neighbors as gifts. The teachers all loved them. I usually just buy them a gift but this was so much better! Thanks for the great idea Alison.

We also got the lights on the Christmas tree last night. I like it so much with just the lights I could leave it just like that. My kids on the other hand want to add every ornament that was ever brought into this house to the tree. Most of those in the same 4x4 inch area of the Oh well that is what it is all about making memories with your kids. Have a great day!

Monday, December 12

Ready for a Change and stuff

I am ready to change my look again.. well not my look but the look of my blog. I have not found anything that thrills me but I know I will over the next week or so. Anyone got any ideas?

I am about to go out and do a little shopping to get the stuff for my girls teachers gifts. I think we will bake for them this year. I saw a cute idea over a Wallowing Housewife's for these cute little mice so we are going to try those out.

Hope everyone is having a great day. I am not letting my grades worry me. They will not be posted until the 16th so no sense in fretting about it.

Saturday, December 10


I give up! I worked so hard this semester to get an A in math but I don't think I did it. I had to make an A on the final and let me tell you it didn't happen. I don't know what I made yet but I know it was not an A. I know that a B is still good but my problem is a B does not get me a seat in my program. I need a 3.714 on my pre reqs to get in. With a B in math I have a 3.5 so I may only get an alternate seat. I just feel so defeated.

Tuesday, December 6

Wanna make a bet?

An elderly woman walked into the Bank of Canada one morning with a purse full of money. She wanted to open a savings account and insisted on talking to the president of the Bank because, she said, she had a lot of money.

After many lengthy discussions (after all, the client is always right) an employee took the elderly woman to the president's office.

The president of the Bank asked her how much she wanted to deposit. She placed her purse on his desk and replied, "$165,000". The president was curious and asked her how she had been able to save so much money. The elderly woman replied that she made bets.

The president was surprised and asked, "What kind of bets?"

The elderly woman replied, "Well, I bet you $25,000 that your testicles are square."

The president started to laugh and told the woman that it was impossible to win a bet like that.

The woman never batted an eye. She just looked at the president and said, "Would you like to take my bet?"

"Certainly", replied the president. "I bet you $25,000 that my testicles are not square."

"Done", the elderly woman answered. "But given the amount of money involved, if you don't mind I would like to come back at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning with my lawyer as a witness."

"No problem", said the president of the Bank confidently.

That night, the president became very nervous about the bet and spent a long time in front of the mirror examining his testicles, turning them this way and that, checking them over again and again until he was positive that no one could consider his testicles as square and reassuring himself that there was no way he could lose the bet.

The next morning at exactly 10 o'clock the elderly woman arrived at the president's office with her lawyer and acknowledged the $25,000 bet made the day before that the president's testicles were square.

The president confirmed that the bet was the same as the one made the day before. Then the elderly woman asked him to drop his pants etc. so that she and her lawyer could see clearly.

The president was happy to oblige.

The elderly woman came closer so she could see better and asked the president if she could touch them. "Of course", said the president. "Given the amount of money involved, you should be 100% sure."

The elderly woman did so with a little smile. Suddenly the president noticed that the lawyer was banging his head against the wall. He asked the elderly woman why he was doing that and she replied, "Oh, it's probably because I bet him $100,000 that around 10 o'clock in the morning I would be holding the balls of the President of the Bank of Canada!"

Saturday, December 3

Wedding Bells

My niece got married today. It was a beautiful wedding. I as usual cried like a baby. This is my niece by marriage and she is not really that much younger than me. I feel more like her big sister. She looked so pretty and happy. It was really nice to get together with family that we don't get to see all the time. I am so tired and still have homework to get done tonight but I wanted to post about what a great day we had.