Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Can I vent? I'll be nice I swear.
My kids tracked off today. I am not sure I am going to survive the next 6 weeks. Kyle tracks back on on Tuesday but the other three? They are home til January 2nd.
Thankfully, my sister and mother-inlaw are saints. They are taking the older three for a few days. They'll be spending Thanksgiving over there since we can't get down there this year. So, at least I will get a little break. Just me and the two little ones.. Trouble and Trouble Jr.
What is everyone doing for Thanksgiving? I am going over to my brother's house with my mom to cook dinner. Usually we would be going to my Grandmother's but she moved to San Diego last winter. My sister-inlaw has to work Wed and Thursday nights so Mom and I said we'd cook so she could sleep a bit.
I have a bunch of stuff I need to get done tomorrow since I'll be gone all Thursday. I need to wipe down the kitchen counters, clean out the sink and clean behind the faucet. I am not sure how it gets so dirty behind there.. it is beyond me!?
I need to finish the laundry and vacuum the downstairs. Fun times! Anyone wanna come help me? I'll buy ya a pizza. No one? Damn. Oh well.

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Sucker or Smart?

You be the judge.

Tonight, Dan wanted me to look up how much Comcast was charging for the Starz/Encore channels. Well, that information is not readily available on their website. You have to call.

So I call. The package is $18.99 a month for like 6 movie channels and Starz on Demand. Ok.. well we spend about that every month on On Demand movies, we might as well just get the package and stop ordering On Demand movies one at a time.

Then, she says you know.. If you order a phone, internet, cable bundle you can get the Starz package for free. Well, I really didn't want to because I have been plenty happy with my phone and internet deal. I only pay a flat rate of $50 a month for unlimited local/long distance and about $35 for my DSL. So she says, the unlimited local long distance is only $19.99 a month and with the phone/internet and cable your total bill will be $139 a month. Right now I'm paying about $110 for the cable and $85 for phone and internet.. so it would be a savings of around $50.

I caved. I ordered it, they are coming out next week with the new modem and they are transferring my number from ATT so I can keep the number. But, crap.. I forgot to ask about the phone features because I really need my caller ID. Guess I'll be making another call tomorrow. BLAH!

My Sixth Child...

That would be my husband.. but admit it. I scared you there for a second, didn't I?!?

Last night when I was out with my mom he asked me to pick up two things. A floor lamp and some cornstarch. An odd combination but ok, whatever. I figured he wanted the cornstarch as a thickening agent for cooking. I knew why he wanted the lamp. However, this was not the case.

I gave him the cornstarch and he promptly got up to make his very own "Non-Newtonian Glop" as seen on the tv show Time Warp. When I realized what he was up to all I could do was roll my eyes and laugh. If you';ve never seen or heard of this.. I suggest you watch this video clip and then go make your own glop. It's great to do with the kids. It is pretty interesting and weird.

I told you it was weird!

Moving on, I need to find a new purse. Mine has just about had it and I never take it anywhere anymore and now I lose stuff easily. I was looking for some and came across these diaper bags by Ju Ju Be. Probably the cutest diaper bags I have ever seen!

This is one of their larger bags and they have patterened bags as well as the solids. The larger bags even come with a $10 gift card. Man, I wish that I still had babies just so I could have one!
Ok, the kids just walked in from school so I have to get going. Have a great day!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday Somethings

I hope everyone's weekends are going well. I just woke up, so I'm being a lazy bum. My mom and I are supposed to go to the mall and try on clothes so I have something dressy to wear on special occasions.

We were also going to have my hair styled at the flat iron place in the mall. She bought a flatiron set from them and they have this deal where if you bring in your receipt they will style your hair for free for an entire year. I wanted to see how my hair would look in curls with this particular haircut. It's starting to grow out and I need it trimmed but I can't afford to go right now.

On a totally other note- I have noticed an obscene amount of spam coming though my email lately. I just have to laugh at some of the "subject" that come through on daily basis. Like for example "Jane lost 15 pounds in 5 weeks with tea!" Um ok.. well good for Jane. Then you open it up and they want you to order Phentermine or some crazy weight loss drug.

Then there is the ever so popular extend your penis emails. But incase you haven't noticed, I'm a chick. I don't have a penis. Ah, thank god for email spam filters, they are the best!

Oh well, Dan is letting me use his computer to get some work done so I better go! Have a great Sunday!

Friday, November 21, 2008

More Puppy Goodness

It's really all my mom and I can think about at the moment. It's going to be a long couple of weeks just waiting for the day we can bring Miss Sadie home. Today I was even looking at pretty little dog collars. I really like the blingy ones. I found the prettiest one on a wholesale fashion jewelry site, it's pink.

In an attempt to take my mind off sweet little puppy goodness, I am trying to ChaCha my butt off. I did a good 80 searches today! The end of the work week is tomorrow night at 11:59pm eastern.. so I have even less time to get more searches in. I've already done the minimum needed to make Top Guide but I'd go above and beyond for myself.. and my paycheck.

Tomorrow I am going with my mom to take Lexi to her dance class. 2 year olds in tutu's is the cutest little thing and most of them even take direction well! Lexi likes to interrupt and talk in the middle but she's so cute when she's following directions. I can't wait!

I better get off to bed. Mom's picking me up pretty early. I hope she brings Starbucks! Good night.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pure Evil...

That is what I am.

I sent my mom this picture at work to tease her.....

And now we're getting a puppy lol. Well, ok my MOM is getting a puppy.. but she's sharing her with me since I can't have one at my apartment. My friend who lives about an hour away.. her dog had puppies just before Halloween so that's where we are getting her from.

Evil evil evil I tell ya!

This pup is actually one of the males but she looks identical to this one.And mom let me name her.. her name is Sadie.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

ChaCha Update!

For those who may have been skeptical and wanted an update.. here you go!

I received my first bank deposit for about 3 weeks of work. It was $280! I was able to pay OFF my Target card completely and have some leftover.

I am so glad I signed up when I did because shortly there after they stopped hiring for SMS Guides. I will post again when they start hiring again. As it is they have over 45,000 guides.. I don't blame them for having to put on a hiring freeze. That's alot of cash they are shelling out!

P.S. The new car fund is on hold until after I pay off some outstanding bills :) 1 down.. a couple more to go!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Help Us Win A Wii!

I hate spamming but I entered a "Popularity Contest" to try to win a Wii for my kids for Christmas. I really wanted to get them one on my own.. but I am not sure that I will have enough cash with all the bills I've got to pay. So if you'd be so kind as to click the link below and cast your vote for me I would greatly appriciate it!!

Click to Vote!

Christmas Comes Early..

Well at least for Dan. Remember the thing I wanted to get him for his birthday? Well, I was unsure about buying it because I wasn't sure he actually wanted it and if he did I wanted to make sure I got the right one and the only way to do that was to have him pic it out himself. So much for surprises.

Somehow we got on the topic and then of course he had to have it right now. It was a new LCD flat panel computer monitor. Apparently, ours is "about" to go. Convenient huh? Well, we have had it for 7 years, so I guess it's about time. It'll be nice to design on too.

It's no home theater but he's happy and that's all that counts!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Somethings

Today I am watching goofy movies on TV. So far I have watched "Save the Last Dance" and "A lot like Love" and now I'm starting in on "What women want". The big kids took 2 of the little kids to the park. Liam isn't feeling good so he's taking a rest. It's pretty quiet here right now. It's also roasting in here. I think I am having hot flashes already. It must be contagious or something.

I don't know if I mentioned it but last weekend my monster microwave that I got a couple Christmases ago bit the dust. I was popping some popcorn and all of a sudden it blew the fuse. Then the next day it was dead. It smelled so bad.. like snowmobile exhaust or something. It was just bad.

I love this movie. Right now it's at the part where he's realizing he's hearing every one's thoughts and he's freaking out. Too funny!

Ok, I'm off to go watch it and take a nap. Doing nothing makes you sleepy.

Congrats Heather!

A big congrats to my good friend Heather who is one of the 10 runners up in the Wacom Pen Scrappers Contest! She won herself a brand new Wacom Bamboo Fun with this darling layout of her daughter Alyce.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Good Morning Sunshine!

Except that it's 5 to noon here and all.

I have been up since 9 though so it's not like I am sleeping the day away.. I am lounging though. Let's talk about funny commercials..

Last night I was sitting here watching tv, you know the commercials with the baby doing online trading? Well the one I saw last night had a little variation to the ending.. the baby spits up! Gross, yes, but still pretty damn funny. Twisted I know. I can't help it.

Another one is the whole Sprint and ATT series, especially the milk minutes. That one makes me laugh every single time. It doesn't matter how many times I see it, I laugh every time.

Yep, I'm a dork.. I can't help that either.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Who's got a laptop?

Anyone out there in cyber land been able to do a memory upgrade on their laptop?

I am thinking that when i pay off my laptop, I will see if I can get them to upgrade me to 4 gb of ram. I would go through geek squad or something like that but I think that if you have work done on your machine (by someone other than Dell) or you alter it in anyway that it voids your warranty?

Anyone know? I know that because I had previously uninstalled Vista and reinstalled XP when it crashed they wouldn't even talk to me until I put Vusta back on. Anyone, anyone??

Thursday, November 13, 2008

It's one of those days..

Dan surprised me today and showed up back at home at 11:30 am. Here I sit (working no less) at the computer and the house is a wreck. Not just a little wreck, a BIG wreck. It looked like the living room threw up, then got hit by a tornado, then by a hurricane, and then by a monsoon. And here I sit at the computer.

Tripping over old golf shoes that no longer have matches, someone's underwear hanging from the closet shelves, well I guess it's better there than on someone's head where it usually is.

Insert dead silence. "Hi honey, what are you doing home?!?!!" Uh.. yeah ok.

Thankfully he wasn't mad. Not so thankful he didn't help me clean it up, contribute to it SURE! Clean it.. yeah right!

Oh well, I guess that is what I will be doing while everyone is asleep tonight. Fun time! Anyone wanna trade?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Grocery Shopping Can Be Fun!

Really it can! Especially if you get along with your mom and all you do is make each other laugh.

My mom picked me up tonight (really??) and took me on a few errands. I had to make a bank deposit and pick up a few things from the store. We're at the bank and I asked her for a pen so I could fill out the deposit envelope and she pulls out this itty bitty little gel pen. I said, "this pen is so cute.. it's so tiny!". Apparently, it was one of those promotional pens from her new job.

Moving along, we're at the store and I swear people must think we are crazy. We are heading down the dairy aisle to get to the milk cooler and we pass some seasonal items they had out.. namely the Peppermint Mocha liquid Coffeemate. We both said "Oooohhh" and then I said, I want that. Too bad I'll never get to use it because Liam will drink it before I get a chance. Which she thinks is the funniest thing ever.. because it didn't happen to her repeatedly causing her to forfiet her morning coffee. So I started buying powdered.. that only deterred him for a little while, til he realized it was flavored sugar and then it was on. On like Donkey Kong!

I bought it anyway, I couldn't resist and I figure either way he's going to eat/drink it so I might as well attempt to enjoy it at least once.

Then we get to check out. Mom has the bright idea that we should do the self check instead of waiting in line. Waiting in line would have been faster because we don't have to deal with a psycho machine that doesn't let you move your bags off the counter until the payment has cleared. And it yells at you if you do!

Ah well.. all that ends well right? I'm home.. I have diet soda and coffee creamer. Life is good.

Cherish- Layout

I bet you're wondering why I have been scrapping this one child so much and so often. Well, not only do I love him to pieces, he is just so damn photogenic and has one of those smiles that lights up a room. Anyway, I can't believe I haven't posted this yet. I guess time just got away from me. Oh well.. without further ado.. here's my baby.

Full Credits Here

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Random Fact of the Day!

It's been a little while since I've done a random fact of the day so here's something for you to chew on. I swear being on the internet as much as I am fills my head with so much random knowledge that I have to share it with you all just to make room for more useless info. Aren't you glad you're my friend?
Here we go!

Did you know that Persimmon trees are usually either male or female, but some trees have both male and female flowers? On male plants, occasional perfect (bisexual) flowers occur, producing an atypical fruit. Very interesting! I did not know that, did you? Aren't you glad you stopped by today?
Speaking of trees and things that are found in trees.. go on over to Cake Wrecks today and see the latest masterpiece that has been posted this morning. It's a DOO-DOOzy!

Ok, you can now return to your regularly scheduled program.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Don't forget..

About the Shopping Confessions contest!

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Please make sure that when you sign up, that you place MY blog URL in the website box and not your own b/c the referral contest is for PU2B bloggers only. Thank you for your help!!

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Friday, November 7, 2008

I want my email!!

I was sitting here feeling kinda blah because I wasnt getting any emails so I went to refresh and see if maybe Gmail got hung up and it prompted me for a password. WHAT??!? I use Outlook.. I don't get password prompts.

Turns out Gmail is down and for about 5 minutes I get to not feel like a total loser for not getting any email.. even if it is just spam lol.

Something Funny..

One day, in a land far far away called Sunnyvale, California there were 2 zebras. And these two zebras decided to take an internet wav file and fool around with it adding in some various sounds of gunfire. They thought that it was funny and reuploaded it to the web and forgot all about it.

Thirteen years later, it has recirculated back to the zebras cellphone to bite them in the butt and remind him of that one silly day that they remember so fondly.

The End.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Have You Ever..

Had something in particular you wanted to blog about and then by the time you get around to it, you've forgotten what it was?


Just me then?


Ok, so since I can't remember what it was at the moment, here are a few little tidbits of randomness for your Thursday morning enjoyment. Can you tell I haven't had my moring coffee yet? I think I need to slip some extra energy pills in there or something.

Anyway, the other night we were all sitting around eating Halloween candy, by the way we are already down to all the candy no one likes. All the good stuff is gone. Darn kids. Hmm yep, that's it.. it was the kids. I love anything gummy. Dan handed me a gummy foot that was no longer attached to a leg and had the bloody stump to prove it. Braeden was watching my gnaw the toes off this thing with this rather perplexed look on his face. Once I manage to bit ethe toes off, he looks at me with all seriousness and says, "Does it taste like human??"

Oh. My. Gosh. I was laughing so hard I nearly peed my pants. What does human taste like anyway? Apparently, according to the gummy foot industry human tastes like strawberries. I will never look at a bloody foot stump the same ever again.