Friday, November 27, 2009

Let the Christmas season begin...

The weather today is BEAUTIFUL!! We all have jeans and sweaters on. Now it feels like the holidays :) I do think it is suppose to warm up for a couple days and then get cold again on Monday, but still cool in the evening. This is a very welcomed change in weather because there's nothing like hanging Christmas lights in a tank top and shorts while you sweat~ right?

To officially kick off the holiday season, I battled the rush of the black Friday festivities :)
However this year, I accidentally fell asleep (oops) so I did miss out on a little of the "fun" and a couple of the deals on my list But that's okay... I guess I needed a nap more.

Then this evening we headed down to Hyde Park Village for the lighting of the Christmas tree. Okay, okay... it's no New York, but you take what you can get. We had a good time... enjoyed some hot chocolate... it was just nice to get out. (In our jackets!!)
Disclaimer: please excuse my child's hair... we need a trim:)

Justin wanted NOTHING to do with the crazy man(elf) on the presents!!! Leighanna is usually game for anything... that's my girl.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tag Your It... My Turn !!!

1. Do you like bleu cheese? On occasion... crumbled on salad or with my wings.

2. Have you ever smoked? last thing I smoked was a butt.... a Boston Butt :)

3. Do you own a gun? Only a Nerf and I was shot with it the other day.

4. Favorite type of Food? Italiano baby!!

5. Favorite type of music? I listen to just about everything... but 80's are the fav!

6. What do you think of hot dog? I liked them until i watched How it's made on the Science Channel... shouldn't have done that... I'm ruined forever.

7. Favorite Christmas movie? Frosty the Snowman... was a jolly happy soul...

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? COOOFFFEEE!!!!

9. Can you do push ups? It might hurt, but I'll try.

10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? My anniversary band.

11. Favorite hobby? anything crafty and I've become a little addicted to blogging.

12. Do you have A. D. D.? I'm pretty sure I do???. And I am also pretty sure I need medication for it!

13. Do you wear glasses/contacts? Since I was 5... blind as a bat I am.

14. Middle name? Mae... yep, Lora Mae (she said in her hick voice).

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment: 1) I really need to start cooking. 2) Were eating at 2:00~ what am I going to do about Justin? 3) Ummm, I'm blank (refer to question 12).

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink: Diet Vanilla Coke, fruit punch and tea.

17. Current worry? That I will screw Justin all up today.

18. Current hate right now? My messy house... I JUST CLEANED!!!

19. Favorite place to be? Home. I am always on the go.

20. How did you bring in the new year? We don't like to be on the road for amature night... we hang out in the street with the neighbors...

21. Someplace you’d like to go? I'll meet Meri in New York

22. Name three people who will complete this. YOU! That's right... if your reading this and you haven't been tagged... consider yourself TAGGED!!!

23. Do you own slippers? Yes, but I prefer my flip flops.

24. What color shirt are you wearing? Orange T

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? only if I'm feeling frisky :)

26. Can you whistle? Yep ~ but not loud like the cool people.

27. Where are you now? Family room.

28. Would you be a pirate? I'm going with Meri's answer on this one. ARRRGGG!

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? I only sing in the car with the music blasting.

30. Favorite Girl’s Name? Leighanna

31. Favorite boy’s name? Cade... but Anthony INSISTED on naming him Justin. WTH?

32. What is in your pocket right now? No pockets in my "comfy shorts".

33. Last thing that made you laugh? My kids went to bed last night in their Santa hats.

34. What vehicle do you drive? Ford Edge.

35. Worst injury you've ever had? Flipped my 4 wheeler... that junk HURT! Nothing broken though. Just bruises, bruises and more bruises. (and I bent by steering stem... the one on the bike that is)

36. Do you love where you live? Most of the time...

37. How many TVs do you have in your house? 4 and I still have to record my favorite shows???

38. How many computers do you have in your house? 4 ~ there's 4 of us and we don't like to share.

39. If you changed your job, what would it be? I would teach special needs children.

40. If you were granted three wishes, what would they be? 1) A cure. 2) I "poof" my bills away. 3) Sanity :)

~Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Carb Song...

I found this on I thought it was good for a quick smile :)
Hope you enjoy...
Count the CarbsBy Alissa Levenberg [ alissa AT ]
Sung to the tune of "Deck the Halls"

Count the carbs with cups and scales
Fa la la la la la la la la
Guesstimate when all else fails
Fa la la la la la la la la
Hands and fists are quite a treasure
Fa la la la la la la la la
When without a one cup measure
Fa la la la la la la la la
Factored carbs are even greater
Fa la la la la la la la la
But require a calculator
Fa la la la la la la la la
Units you must designate
Fa la la la la la la la la
Don't forget to tare the plate!
Fa la la la la la la la la
Candy canes are roughly twenty
Fa la la la la la la la la
You will have to fudge a-plenty
Fa la la la la la la la la
Guess them now and fix it after
Fa la la la la la la la la
Just correct and meet with laughter
Fa la la la la la la la la

Monday, November 23, 2009

Quote of the day...

I love this quote :)
Keep moving forward...

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
- Walt Disney

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Quote of the day...

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings ---Eric Hoffer

Friday, November 20, 2009

Things I absolutely DID NOT do this week...

~I absolutely did not forget to stop at the store and get my hubby a desert to celebrate his birthday. Which means I did not run up there when he called to say he was on his way and I did not tell him I waited to cook the brownies for his brownie sundae so that they would be warm enough to soften the ice cream.
~I absolutely did not have to stay up until 3am on Tuesday fixing the PTA budget that I absolutely did not screw all up last month.
~ Then on Wednesday I absolutely did not have to stay up until 4am to finish up the typing of my kids science fair reports... I did not doze off several times... and I did not crack up at my hilarious wording errors because of my non lack of exhaustion.
I mean SERIOUSLY... who would say... "Why does loose gum loose it’s flavor?"
~I absolutely did not paint new polish over my old polish because I have not been neglecting my toes and I am not in desperate need of a pedi.
~My eyebrows do not look like Albert Einstein's right now.
~I am absolutely not a bottled blond, therefore my roots are not way to long because I am
absolutely not completely neglecting myself.
~I did not TRY to get out of going on Justin's field trip to MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) even though I knew I had to go.
~I did not eat Lays BBQ potato chips for breakfast.
~I did not neglect to cook dinner all week because my hubby wasn't home for it. which means my kids ABSOLUTELY DID NOT eat Beef's, Beef's leftover's, McDonald's, Sonic and Pizza for dinner all in the same week. Since we DIDN'T do that... maybe we can eat out tonight :)
~I did not have to start Justin's science fair project over again because it is not hot enough in the garage to prove that heat makes a difference in evaporation. (it's Florida.. the garage is always hot!)
~Speaking of science fair projects... I absolutely did not steal an idea and then convince my daughter to change her plant project to a bubble gum project because I have a black thumb and can kill a cactus.
~Because I didn't do the above mentioned... I also didn't use the post from Shark Bait to convince her how cute the NON-STOLEN project idea could be.
~I did not send a little boy home because I could not deal with him running around my back yard SCREAMING "I hate you" to the other kids... I didn't have to do this because his parents actually watch him while he's outside.
~I am absolutely not still sitting here watching Sponge Bob even though my kids are not still in the room.
~I am sooo not writing this post to avoid house cleaning and laundry. ~I would N-E-V-E-R!!
~I am absolutely not jealous that other D-bloggy friends(Joanne) live close to other D-bloggy friends(Laura) and that I have no D-bloggy friends that live near me in Florida to hang out with.
I mean seriously... I would never wanna hang out!
~And I am not DREADING this year's holiday season... I really LOVE the holidays... I don't know why I would EVER do that!
NOPE... I would NEVER! What did you ABSOLUTELY NOT DO this week?

Qoute of the day...

In honor of my sex in the city shoes today... ~~ Fashion Law: If the shoe fits, it's ugly~~author unknown.~~ Have a Fabulous weekend :-)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Quote of the day...

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."- Anais Nin

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Who's in your top 5?

I finally had the chance to sit down and watch The Ugly Truth tonight. It has been a long weekend with the school fundraising auction, science fair project x 2(research papers are due this week), turkey project, girl scout encampment... and all the work that goes with it all.
Lots of changes going on aroud here... but thats a whole nother story.

So I finally got to sit down and watch a movie. I have been dying to see this movie since it came out. Unfortunately, I was alone in my desire. So I had to wait for the DVD. Anyways, tonight I decided to ditch my responsibilities for a while and watch it. I think my friends missed out on a pretty funny chick flick!! Granted it is definitely not for the young ladies due to some interesting insinuations, but I am by no means to "proper" to laugh at a little adult humor. ESPECIALLY when it comes from Gerard Butler. YUM! There is something about that accent paired with his puppy dog trying to act like a tough guy thing that just... well I will just say it adds him to my top 5.
Okay... I actually added Gerard Butler to my top 5 after I watched P.S. I love you. He is the newest addition to my list(It doesn't change often).
So who else is in my top 5? Who are the 5 people my husband has no doubt I would run away with if I had a chance? Yes, he knows... he understands... and he has his own top 5.

Marky Mark... um I mean Mark Wahlberg. Yep, he's been on my top 5 since the funky bunch... Only back then I didn't know exactly what a top 5 meant :) Either way, still hot!
The ever so adorable Josh Hartnett... he snuck his way into my top 5 during Pearl Harbor.
Ryan Reynolds... hello... he's just adorable.
And last but not least... let's face it ladies. Even though he was a dirty and Gross... Captain Jack brought Johnny Depp back to the top 5's of a whole lotta ladies. The days of Edward Scissor Hands and Charlie and the chocolate factory have been forgotten. Johnny Depp is back.
Who's in your top 5? If the truth were known... I would actually have a top 10. Except I limited.
Unfortunately, my husband will only forgive me for my top 5.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day...

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Monday, November 9, 2009

Quote of the day...

I stole this one from Meri... I hope she doesn't mind. I needed a reminder myself...

Tell yourself everyday…that hard times don’t last forever…that there will be good times around the corner…and that life is too precious to waste with constant worry and self loathing.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Quote of the day...

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That is why we call it the present. ~B. Olatunji

Friday, November 6, 2009

Things I absolutely DID NOT do this week!

I absolutely did not... get a call from my daughters teacher because I forgot to send in her field trip money.

I did not let the prescription on Justin's Glucagon pen expire before I refilled it.

I would never feed my family Cubans for dinner.

I did not tell a group of 3rd graders they were holding a yard stick and the absolutely did not correct me because it was not in fact a meter stick.

I absolutely did not dread that Wednesday was only a half day of school... and I would never wish that they would just keep my sweet angels there so that I could get some stuff done.

I would never rewrite my daughters class speech for her because it was not real good. NEVER!

I absolutely did not forget a stack of checks that went with a PTA deposit... I did not go to the bank with out them... therefore I did not have to run up there like a crazy woman before they closed when I realized that the stack of check was absolutely not still sitting on my table.

I never forgot Leighanna had girl scouts... my friend absolutely did not call and ask if I wanted her to drive.(I usually drive the girls... so I absolutely did not forget about it)

And I absolutely did not leave my kitchen a mess to write this blog.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Quote of the day...

You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make. ~Gorden Hinkley
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