Thursday, March 3, 2011

Can I borrow a quarter?

I am back writing again after how many months M.I.A? I know I started this blog for a reason...just wish I had the time for it! At any would seem as though today I do have time. Therefore I thought I would write on another of Mama Kat's Writers Prompts: (finally, a topic I can relate to) One pet peeve that shouldn’t drive you crazy, but does.

There are so many more than just one. Mama Kat's pet peeve relates to me as well. But since she wrote on that one, I'll tell you about another of my pet peeves.

Jingling change...or specifically my husband jingling his change, right next to my ear when he's standing beside me, or even across the rooom from me. It sends chills down my spine. He has his hands in his pockets, along with whatever change from the day, keys...and who knows what and he jingles it in his pockets. I.WANT.TO.SCREAM!!!!!! It really makes me irate, and I get unbelievably bent out of shape. When I started mentioning to my husband that it bothered me...he just made a joke saying, "You must have the most sensitive ears/hearing of anyone in the world to hear that" now he just says to me "what doesn't bother you?"

So now, instead of asking him politely(or screaming at him...whichever suits my purpose), I just tell him bluntly: "GIVE me the contents of your pockets, and no one will get hurt"

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Cards--re-do

Ok, so apparently my family and friends caught wind that I wasn't going to mail Christmas cards this year, and they revolted. They said, "WHAT? We're not going to get a photo card of your beautiful family to hang on our wall? How could you deprive us!? We just love your photo cards!"

So I have been forced to reconsider. My thought process of emailing cards was actually me finding the easy way out. The end result being: I wouldn't have to address cards, stuff envelopes and actually go to the post office to buy stamps. Am I really THAT lazy? No...I really do love doing cards, it's just been a crazy holiday season so far, and I wasn't sure I had the energy for one more thing! And when I think about it, it will be a great tradition to hang all of our holiday cards from years past up every year. Then we can remember all the wonderful Christmases past.

And then I remembered Shutterfly...and it struck me, I can totally find a card I like there, they have some pretty awesome Christmas photo cards to choose from. I have used Shutterfly in the past for calenders and holiday cards so what's to stop me this year? AAAAND, the icing on the cake? For a small fee Shutterfly will address, stamp and mail my cards for me! SCORE!

What do you think of our new Christmas card? Shutterfly is pretty awesome, huh?


This Fall photo was taken on a wonderful day, out on the trail with the kids, it was actually early October when it was taken. Right now all the leaves are gone, and there is snow on the ground which makes it feel more like Winter. Oh, how I miss those days of Fall.
Another installment for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

3rd Day of SITS-mas, I stole their idea ;)

Those SITS girls are having another awesome giveaway, and I liked their blog topic, so I totally copied it...well except for the giveaway, you'll have to go there if you want that!

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?

To be happy and healthy

2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition?

We don't really have a morning tradition yet, our son has had one Christmas morning at home and the other at his aunt's house in NJ. Hopefully, now that we're staying home for Christmas, traditions can be established.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?

Chocolate, and no weight gain to go with it. Maybe even a chocolate fountain :)

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?

We go to events like Village Christmas, and also by watching lots of Christmas movies!

5. What games did you play with your family growing up?

We played Uno a lot as kids, and the game of Life

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?

Decorating the day after/weekend after Thanksgiving

7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip?

A cabin in the mountains(a large one to fit all our extended family) Snow on the ground, roasting marshmallows in a fire pit outside, drinking hot cocoa

Monday, November 29, 2010

We love SITS-MAS!

It's that time of year again! SITS-mas is here!! Below you'll see the holiday card my family will be emailing this year. I LOVE doing Christmas cards, but unfortunately the economy is taking its toll on our family, and we'll be emailing our cards. I guess you could look at it like this; we're saving the environment too!

In our house we're in full holiday is decorated, tree is up, Christmas tunes are playin', and my son is constantly sneaking the red and green M&M's. How about you? When do you decorate for Christmas? Do you say bah-humbug to it all and wait until the last minute? Do you do your shopping online to avoid the stores?

We’re celebrating at SITS with 12 Days of SITSmas giveaways and today visitors are encouraged to post Christmas cards on their blogs (I used Picnik) and then link them up. Come join the fun!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Week...What are you thankful for?

Mama Kat's prompts for Thursday's writers workshop:

It’s Thanksgiving time and the show will go on!

1.) Interview your kids…what do they think Thanksgiving is for? What are they thankful for? etc.
2.) Share a photo of what Thanksgiving looks like in your neck of the woods.
3.) Write a poem about the things you are thankful for.
4.) Describe a memorable Thanksgiving.
5.) Forget Thanksgiving, write about that time you fell down.

Today I talk to my son about the upcoming holiday and what he's thankful for.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mommy's Gone Wild

Wanna know what happens when you meet friends from the bloggy world?

Then again...maybe you don't wanna know what happens when you meet people from the bloggy world.

Another installment of Mama Kat's Writers Workshop

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hot Piece of Ass

I thought my husband married me for my intelligence…or maybe even my cooking. As it turns out I was just a nice piece of ass, and I gave him a nice glimpse of it before our courtship even began. You’ve probably guessed which Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop I am writing about: wardrobe malfunction.

New to the area, I met my husband at a local business mixer. We were both attending to promote our respective businesses; mine a bed and breakfast, and his an outdoor adventure business. I invited him to my house next day so we could talk “packaging” (in reality, there was only one package of his I was really interested in *wink wink*).

In anticipation of his visit I made sure wear a cute, yet understated, outfit. I knew right away what I wanted: St. John’s Bay blue skirt and a simple white tee shirt. I watched in anticipation as the hot adventurer pulled into the drive, and I waited eagerly at the front door for him. I let him in the house and offered a tour. I was so proud of my business venture. I took him through all the rooms of the bed and breakfast; detailing the history of the house, all the while giving him the low-down on me (letting him know in so many words, I was SINGLE!)

Everything went great!! Before he left he offered to be my “personal tour guide,” and I was ecstatic! I ran upstairs to change into my “clean the house clothes.” I passed the full length mirror in my room, and that’s when I caught a glimpse of it…the back of my skirt, where it’s supposed to be zipped, was split. The zipper was compromised and my underwear (blue lace thong) and butt crack were exposed to the world, namely my hot suitor. It’s no wonder he was so giddy his entire visit. It wasn’t because I was witty, beautiful and what-not…it’s because he was trying to hold his laughter in at the sight of my exposed ass.

Lucky me, he made good on his offer as a personal tour guide, and called two days later to ask me to dinner…he moved in two months later, and the rest is history. At one point, I did confront him about the exposed butt snafu of 2006…but still, to this day, he denies that he followed me up the stairs resisting the urge to touch my crack, or that he ever saw any part of my underwear until many weeks later(*wink wink*)…

**Not my actual butt, however this is a close representation of my wardrobe malfunction.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordful Wednesday

We're wearing purple today.

We want to be a part of the voice that stands against bullying our gay youth. God forbid if one of our children takes their life because of being bullied for their lifestyle choice. I cannot fathom the pain that a parent who has lost their son/daughter to suicide goes through. I do not understand what the bullies are thinking as they torment these children. I cannot fathom the pain that a gay youth goes through. The last thing they need to feel is that no one is there for them to talk to, or stands behind who they are. I don't want my children to think they couldn't talk to me. I want to teach my children to be kind and understanding of lifestyle choices, and accepting if people different than them.

So today, we're wearing purple...but it's not just today that is going to change the mindset of people; it's what we do tomorrow...and the day after that...and the day after....

Monday, October 18, 2010

Solitary Confinement

I told my husband "I am leaving you."

He didn't seem too concerned, I guess he figured it'd just be for the day.

I left the jail house , warden husband, and the other inmates kids behind, and I escaped to get a haircut. I can't describe why this was as liberating as it was, but considering liberating used to be going on a Spain, a $15 haircut at Mastercuts was like a trip to Australia.

After the haircut I bought myself some new shirts at Kohl's, then I went to a movie. by. myself. I love being by myself. It was BLISS!! I really need to do it more often.

Family and kids are over-rated wonderful! They provide judgement unconditional love, and a life sentence never-ending companionship, but getting time to myself never happens is important. And not even a "moms-night-out" or "date night" can compare to my alone time. I won't say it re-charged me, because I came home a little pretty damn bitter sad that I had to...well....come home. But I will say with all my attitude good behavior, I hope I get put into solitary confinement out on my own a little more often.