Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Why is There a Drill Bit In My Underware Drawer?

     I recently moved (again-ughh!!), and yes, I really did find a drill bit in my underware drawer. Right after I heard myself saying this outloud in my head. (Is that even possible?) I thought- I gotta make that the tittle of a blog post. So here we are....

     Get your mind out of the gutter, no I'm not into any weird kinky stuff, I just happened to find a random drill bit in my underware drawer of all places. I found it pretty funny, and had to share.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vice President Biden.

      I know It's not much of a pic, but here he is in Tacoma, WA last Friday morning. I got out of work early and was able to jam down there in time to hear him speak.

     I like him, I like his speaking style. Yes he gets in trouble for saying whatever he feels like saying at the time- but that is precisely what I like about him. He is funny, witty, and seems like a down to earth kind of person that I can relate to. But then again, he is a politician. It is his job to make me feel that way.....

Monday, September 13, 2010

Positive Changes

     So much has happened, my life has been a whirlwind of change. I feel that finally everything is coming together for me...

     When we arrived home from our car trip a letter was awaiting me. The letter contained the start date for my apprenticeship. The electrical apprenticeship I have been waiting on for two years! The reason I uprooted my kids and moved them to Seattle, the schooling I expected to start long ago, is finally starting!

     My next life changer-a move. A pretty far one, out of the city into the country. A house became available right across the street from my mom. Yes, that will create its own amount of challenges, but the good will far out weigh the bad!

     Well I'm off to class, but much more to come, more positive changes to report.....

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Roadtrip '10 post #5

     Enjoying the sun.....

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Roadtrip '10 Post #4

     SPF and her good friend from babyhood. I remember this girl when she was wearing diapers! Talk about feeling old! Such pretty girls.....

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Roadtrip '10 post#3

     "These are the cleanest stalls I've seen." Says SPF of the rest stop bathrooms behind them. Here they are watering each others feet before we get back in the car. This very clean rest stop is just south of the Oregon-California border on the I-5.


     Here he is making himself at home in the Medford, OR hotel bathtub.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


     I'm still  unable to work due to my hand surgeries, so I figured-what the heck; ROADTRIP! So off we went, to Las Vegas of course.

     One of my long time friends and her daughter moved to San Jose a couple years back, so that is the fist destination on our way to the desert. She was there for the birth of HM and hasn't seen him much since. We are all SO excited to get there. Her daughter and SPF grew up like sisters, she misses her a lot.

     Here is my attempt to blog on the road from my Droid. The pic is of us crossing the Washington - Oregon border. 

     Car lifesaver so far- the mp3 player loaded with picks from everyone set on shuffle!

     Wish us a safe and happy trip down into San Jose. More posts to come....

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Monster Spray

    Once again it's been way too long since my last post. Let me see, surgery went well, matter of fact, my second surgery went well too. OK, with that out the way let's get on to more pressing business, my son....

    My dad stayed with us this weekend to help after my last surgery, since our guest bed is in HM's room,  HM is sleeping in my bed. He of course is still getting up way too many times, with way too many excuses, as to why he can't sleep. Everything from having to potty, needing a cup, needing a hug, a monster is gonna get me, etc. etc., etc. So after sending him back to bed for what seemed like the millionth time, I told him to get the "monster spray" out of my bathroom for protection. I told him to spray it around the room a couple of times and hang on to it just in case. Hang on to it he did:

Yes that is the "monster spray" in his hand.

     I guess it really does get rid of monsters! Ok, that's all. It hurts WAY to much to type so I probably shouldn't be doing it. I just had to share that super sweet pic on my blog.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Post Op Meds

     I know it looks gross. Kind of freakish. Those of you who have seen prior posts know I have a condition called trigger finger. It causes my hands to catch when opening or closing, then to snap in place similar to a trigger mechanism.

     I have been putting off surgery, have had numerous cortisone shots, and have generally been waiting (hoping) for it to go away on its own. Realising the pain was getting the best of me, I went back to my Dr. Friday and decided to schedule surgery. Well before I had a chance to iron out the details, I woke up on Sunday morning with a locked up finger. Totally stuck, can't even force it open with my other hand. So off to surgery I go asap. This Thursday to be exact.

     Why am I sharing all this? It's my pre excuse. You see, I just left my pre op apt. and picked up my post op meds. Let me put it like this-if I can post, it's gonna be entertaining if nothing else!

     No, I'm sharing because that's what us bloggers do. Especially when faced with challenges harder than most. Normally I would be nervous, but my pain is making me look forward to the relief I have been promised surgery will being. Ahh, have normal hands again!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Me Against the Clippers

So I started by giving HM a haircut. a real cute one I might add. It was a little skater do. Short on the sides and back, long on top. after cutting his hair it occurred to me how much cute and more professional it would look if I hit the underside with clippers.....

My first mistake, buying a cheap pair. I'm buzzing his hair with the longest attachment and its longer in some spots and shorter in others. I incorrectly assume its because I had cut it too short in some spots with the scissors.

My second mistake, on I go to the next shorter size attachment. Needless to say its still uneven. I'm still not getting it, and I continue on. Then the inevitable......HE MOVES!!!

Why at this point do I not stop and take him to the barber for an emergency repair? I don't know. I think I was caught up in the moment. It was me against the clippers and I was determined to win, at any cost, even at the cost of my son's hair apparently!

I kept buzzing, it kept cutting, shorter and shorter, smallest attachment, no attachment, then....NO HAIR!!!

So in this battle of wits against a machine, I guess I must admit defeat. I keep trying to justify it to myself-telling myself I'm not the first mom to do this. It's nice for summer.(Even tho I do live in cool Seattle) His hair grows fast, etc., etc., etc. WHATEVER!!!!

The truth is he looks like some neo Nazi skin head, cancer vic, army recruit. Oh well, he loves it. that's what counts. Have any of you moms done this to your kids? Please don't let me have the only haircut from hell story!

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

     My coworkers, and the tin can we call our break room. But as far as construction workers go-these people are pretty OK!

Monday, July 12, 2010


     Congratulations to the following people, you  have been randomly chosen as winners to go to the advance screening of Standing Ovation! :

     1.Autismyz -I have been unable to email you due to no contact info.
     6.Camryn - Winner of prize pack too!!

     I have contacted all the winners via email last night, and you have 24 hours to respond to claim your prizes. Congratulations again, and thank you for making my first giveaway such a success!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Standing Ovation advance screening passes giveaway!

     Standing Ovation, a great looking 'tween' movie, is set to hit theaters July 16th. A movie I know me and my kids will enjoy, and knowing my kids, we will enjoy it over and over and over again! My kids are in the perfect age group for this sort of movie, and I get to give away advance screening passes as well as a prize pack!!! Yay!! I can't wait....

Movie Synopses:

     If you loved High School Musical… then, think Junior High School Musical, as you shake to the awesome dance moves, listen to the cool new tunes and laugh your way through the most rockin’ movie musical event of the summer – Standing Ovation. This hip original music and dance-filled family film boasts an exciting cast of talented young newcomers, 20 new songs and 13 never-before-seen dance numbers that will leave you feeling uplifted and ready to put on your dancin’ shoes.

     Set in Atlantic City, junior high school best friends, Brittany (Kayla Jackson), Tatiana (Alexis Biesiada), Blaze Pilar Martin), Cameron (Kayla Raparelli) and Maya Na’jee Wilson) form the singing/dancing group, “The 5 Ovations.” Despite all odds, they chase their dreams of becoming champions in the biggest television music video contest of the year. They may be short on money, but they are rich in friendship, talent and hope and these street smart kids use their wits, courage and passion to create some fierce musical performances.

     When a national TV network announces a music video contest with a one million dollar grand prize, “The 5 Ovations” eagerly set to work on creating the perfect routine and music video. However, they must face off against their rival group, “The Wiggies” -- Ziggy (London Clark), Angel (Erika Corvette), Zita (Ashley Cutrona), Twiggy (Devon Jordan ) and Zoey (Jeana Zettler -- five rich, beautiful and scheming sisters whose performance trademark is their series of extravagant wigs and underhanded pranks. The Wiggies also enter the contest, helped by their flamboyant and unscrupulous father, Mr. Wiggs (Sal Dupree), who will stop at nothing to win … no matter what it takes!

     Standing Ovation is the feel-good music and dance movie of the summer. The high energy movie is a fun story about loyalty and perseverance that showcases the importance of friendship and working together while celebrating the meaning of family.

     You can check out the official website at Standing Ovation

     I can give away up to 10 (each admit 2) advance screening passes, and one extra lucky reader will receive the super prize pack pictured below

      Here's how to win it!!!

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Extra entries:

1. Follow me publicly here through Google friend connect
2. Follow Standing Ovation blog
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5. Explore the Standing Ovation website
6. 3 extra entries for blogging about this giveaway with a link back here.
7. Tweet about this giveaway


This giveaway closes at 7-10-10

Please note- this is an advance screening in Lynwood, WA 7-14-10 at 7pm, and only local Seattle area people (or those that plan to be here on that day) should enter.

*** 2 kids and a cat did not recieve any money or compensation of any kind to host this giveaway***

Friday, July 2, 2010

Giveaway Tomorrow

     I get to host a giveaway-Finally!! All the details will be up this weekend, but I wanted to give my readers a heads up. It's an AWESOME giveaway, Ten lucky people will be winners, and I can't wait to get my giveaway post up. Stay tuned....

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


     Yeah I did it, you read that right. I named this post with a cuss word. A cuss word I apparently should say less often.

     Last week I was putting HM down for bed and those stupid little toddler bed sheets kept coming off. So after the third or so time of them popping off and me having to fix them, I dropped the F bomb in shear frustration. I guess I made it sound extra fun to say, because HM decided to try it on for size. Getting no reaction from me he quickly got bored with the whole thing- so I thought....

     The next day HM thought he would give it another shot, this time in the presence of SPF. She of course reacted in shock, part surprise, part why isn't he getting on trouble for that? No matter how much I told her to ignore it, she just couldn't leave it alone. I heard her all evening egging him on with things like "what did you say?"  "Say fork" and "I didn't hear you, say it louder.". She kept it up untill all I heard through our home was pitter patter of his little feet following his big sis around yelling "FUCK" " FUCK" in his sweet little toddler voice.  SPF being the typical older sis that she is, not skipping a beat- comes crying to me about how she is trying to read but it bothers her when "people"  cuss around her. 

      This sort of thing went on all night. As funny as it was, I didn't dare laugh. But it really was too funny to not at least blog about it! I just hope he doesn't use that potty mouth at day care!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

     Just had to post this pic somewhere, so here it is. Enjoy.

Friday, May 28, 2010

"Let me check"

     Anyone keeping up (I know I haven't exactly been keeping up myself) knows that HM is in the middle of potty training. He has pretty much got it, but still poops in his nightly diaper as a way to get out of bed. Lovely!!

     Tonight I changed an especially stinky one, put the diaper outside, and washed my hands. So here we are a good twenty minutes after he did the deed and the whole place is still reeking like doo doo. It's nasty, the smell is just drifting from room to room, I mean-it's bad!!

     Then all of a sudden I have a 'duh' moment and realize he must have went again. So I ask him and of course he says no. Then I check, nope-no poo. OK, another 'duh' moment (I have alot of those!) and i think outloud-"Is there poop on me?" and I go back to the sink and start scrubbing my hands again.

     So here I am bent over the bathroom sink, washing like crazy, and here comes HM behind me and says "Let me check" as he attempts to look down my pants to see if I had poop on me.

     I know, I'm awful. I take a total break from blogging and this is what I come back with? Potty humour? Of all the tasteless things I could say,....but yes, I did. Hey, it was funny. I laughed, hopefully you will too.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I Will be Back....

     I am SO anti blogging! I have no idea why, but I am. This blog weighs heavily on my mind daily, multiple times a day. I think of funny things to say, think in my head how I can't wait to document some random tidbit-but day after day goes by with not so much as a typo! So here I am, picking up the laptop, going on a random journey of words-with nothing in particular to say.

     WOW! Talk about a let down of an opening paragraph. I don't think writers are supposed to admit right off the top that we have nothing to say. Oh well, at least I'm blogging. I will be back.....


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday 05/05/10

     Ahh,the instant feeling of peace....

Friday, April 30, 2010

I Don't Need Much

     WOW! I'm tired, I'm talking about that tired to the bone that isn't cured by a good nights sleep. The kind of tired that relief  comes only as your children age and the constant "on" switch is able to dim a little. I keep waiting for the terrible twos to come to an end, but, I can't help but wonder if it ever will. Am I gonna have one of those boys that just remains a challenge? "One day at a time" I tell myself, "Just take it one day at a time."

      I, unfortunately, am not one of those lucky moms that only has one job. (Being a mom) No, I have to work outside the home, as well as the full time job as M-O-M. Things in my career life are moving forward. I am finally wrapping my head around all I have learned in the last year, and my ultimate goal is very close. But I find myself in over my head at home. I spend all of my time cooking, cleaning, prepping for the next day, the whole time trying to beat the clock so I get enough sleep to do it all again. I have, as a result of my at home madness, stopped having a life separate from my kids. Something I am finding to be crucial to one's sanity.
I haven't even been able to steal the few minutes it takes to post here. Before my last post I hadn't even turned on my computer in weeks. Can you believe that-weeks! It's insanity.

     So if I have any readers left, I want to ask you a question, or for advice really. How do I steal those much needed moments for myself? Moments to log on, call a friend, or heaven forbid, take a bath? Please don't add salt to injury by telling me how you leave your hubby with the kids and off you go. No hubby, no night time sitter, no relatives close enough to just pop over. I'm needing ways to stretch the clock, easy recipes, cleaning schedules and/or tips, anything that will allow my burden to lessen. Anything that will allow me a couple extra minutes. I'm only asking for a little, I don't need too much.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I know I suck....

     Ok, I suck, I know- I totally and completely suck! For the record, I am not dead, I was not injured, no crisis here, just some sporadic anti blogging. "No No, you say that isn't right, bloggers blog all day and night." (Yes you toddler mom's should recognise where I plagiarized that from. MMM...I feel like Barney right about now.)

     Too much has been going on for me to try and bore you by recapping it all, and since there were no major changes;  I will just continue on my merry way as if there were no interruptions.

     I was watching Dr. Oz and his cure for dry skin is to heavily moisturize, cover with saran wrap and go to bed. So I got out the olive oil, slathered it on my hands, skillfully covered them with slimy saran wrap, and realized they wouldn't last 2 seconds in my sleep. So I stole another old beauty trick and put a sock on each hand over my creations and drifted blissfully to sleep. Some point in the night HM crawled into my bed and was curios about mommy's sock hands. I rocked him and me back to sleep, and woke up as usual. Later in the morning I sent SPF to wake him and heard "MOM- Why does he have a sock on his hand?" He must have stole it off me in my sleep, Silly boy!

     Just a side note- SPF has become an expert at playing Mary Had a Little Lamb on her recorder. As much as I am trying to support  her musical aptitude- I'm ready to throw that dam thing out the window! Curse that school for teaching her that!!  But I bite my tongue in hopes she will be the first in the family to have any musical ability. Ear plugs anyone?...


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WW Acting Like Tourists

     Here we are  on the Las Vegas Strip acting like tourists at M&M World. It was fun(ish). Too many real tourists! What do I expect? Spring break in Vegas? Of course there are too many tourists!! DUH! But any time we spend with our Vegas peeps is A-OK with us!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Boys go to Jupiter...

Friday Follow

     "Girls go to college to gain more knowledge, boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider." SPF swears she and her friends made this up at recess the other day. I, on the other hand, feel like this sounds awfully familiar. Did they hear it somewhere, or does every generation of girls 'make this up'? Just wondering, if this sounds familiar leave me a comment., I'll host a little poll too. Please vote to your left, thank you.

     Now as a mom to a darling little boy ( She says sarcastically), I have to say how I strongly disagree with the said statement, and boys go right to college. But I much prefer hanging on to the we're smarter than them notion. I mean we are right? But he IS so darn cute!!! Gotta love him....

(Even if Grandpa looks a little possessed! LOL)

                                      ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT UNTILL LAS VEGAS!!!

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday 3/24/10

Yet another generation completely enthralled by The Wizard of Oz.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Non Exciting Item

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

     I know it doesn't look like much, but I'm so tired these days that I take pride in accomplishing even the smallest of tasks. Today, I hung my bulletin board! I know it's not that exciting-but here is the pic:

     Hey, not all of life is edge of your seat excitement, or overwhelming humour. No sirree, life is all about the day in day out regular, even mundane tasks.  So here is my non exciting  item I checked off my to do list.

     And a side note- ONLY 6 DAYS LEFT UNTILL WE GO TO LAS VEGAS!!! (I'm just a little excited! You can't tell can you?)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Not Me Monday

     When SPF was telling me about her friend that can 'burp on demand', I didn't tell her I could too or anything. Oh no, NOT ME!! I would never break my perfect Miss. Molly Manners persona, oh no, NOT ME! When she asked me to prove it, I didn't burp 5 times in a row or anything, NOT ME!! I didn't get the cool mom award or anything , oh no, NOT ME!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Should I or Shouldn't I?

Friday Follow

     Here we are at Friday Follow once again, and I find myself with a 'should I or shouldn't I?' participate attitude. If you remember I broke the rules a few weeks back, and openly declared I was doing so. I even lost a few followers, but that's ok,  I did invite them to stop following me. (it was only a couple anyway.)

     That being said, I like, no I love, Friday Follow. I think it's great, I have made new friends, found  interesting new blogs, and gained new followers who like to read me. Great idea guys! So I am back, and at it again.

     Now onto me, or us. I worked today, but had to stay home yesterday because both my kids are sick. They seem to be on the mend now, but it got pretty hairy with 2 kids having stomach flu. Now I'm feeling a little off, but at least I can take Pepto or something, that helps.

     Being a single mom, or any mom for that matter, makes for some hard decisions. I had to stay home with them yesterday, all the while feeling bad about flaking on the guy I'm working with. We are in the middle of a few projects and I know he is counting on me being there to help. Today Grandma (my mom) was able to sit with SPF, and I took HM to a daycare at a local hospital for moderately ill kids. (I love that place! They are staffed with nurses, and they take his temp., give meds., give advice, etc., such a GREAT idea! Drawback-super expensive, pretty much like working for free.) But then today I of course felt bad for leaving my sick kids. Can't win for loosing, it's crazy. But we are all home together now, and they are doing much better.  Now it is I who has a sick tummy, I guess it's more Pepto for me......

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Grocery Bag Couture

     I found this small moment in time and would like to use it to share a few of our mishaps adventures with you.

      First a little tidbit that caused I, mommy dearest, the urge to punch a lady out! I was working at a local hospital,  and wheeling beside me one very big dust tent as I was waiting for the elevator. Another woman walked up and asked me in the most condescending way "Is this the regular people elevator?" I replied "BITCH, what do I look like? A mutant? Of course this is a for regular people you idiot!!" No, I didn't say that, but I thought it real loud!! Man was I yelling at her in my head! But no, I replied nicely "Yes, there is no freight elevator so we just use these, sorry. You can go ahead of me if you like." I guess some people just can't help but think of us lowly workers as just that-lowly workers.

     Second a funny from HM. He has a serious addiction to The Upside Down Show. It's this show that was invented by 3 friends smoking way too many of those stinky cigarettes creatively collaborating. The show is a bit annoying, but man he LOVES it!! So last night I noticed he knows the words, the moves, everything. Something akin to us and The Breakfast Club, or Grease, or The Rocky Horror Picture Show. (You know who you are!!) I found myself laughing hysterically at 'action fingers' and the 'rewind button' moves. This is a cute age, it was nice to enjoy that moment.

     I would like to end this post by leaving you with a few pics of SPF with her new Spring look- Look for it in Milan on the runways.

I give you Grocery Bag Couture:


    BTW- It took me 3 days to write this, sorry for the lack of posts.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pure Joy

     It has come to my attention (thank you guilty overburdened self) that since I changed my header to include all those lovely pics, I have been neglecting to post pics in my posts. Since I have vowed to keep up on my blog while working and all, I need to do it right. No more slacking, no more, "I don't need pics, they all know how cute my kids are" thinking. So here are some recent snapshots of what I believe to be the world's best models. (I'm not sounding too conceited am I?)

This expression is straight from Grandpa (my dad), or at least I think so.

Pure Joy

Just as Cute as can be.

"Hey soul sista..."

Rock on girlfriend, mommy loves you. (Even if your room is a mess.)

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