I am cleaning up around here in this dump! It is time to lay this video to rest. I think we all should pay are respects by telling everyone how much the Flinstones or Winton's ciggs meant to you.
I for one, know this video will be greatly missed. It is a passing of a era when it was ok to have children's cartoons slinging tobacco. Fred's got bills to pay. Those stones house ain't cheap.
I would love to see spongebob or The Wonder Pets slinging some Zoloft or liquor! Maybe I could then stand to sit down and watch cartoons with the kids.
Friday, February 29, 2008
I am cleaning up around here in this dump! It is time to lay this video to rest. I think we all should pay are respects by telling everyone how much the Flinstones or Winton's ciggs meant to you.
2. The first words ever recorded on a film soundtrack were, "You ain't heard nothing yet, folks!"
3. The average milking cow produces 6,000 quarts of milk a year. (mmmm, cow breast milk!)
4. Legendary lawmaker Wyatt Earp was kicked out of California for horse-stealing.
5. #1 jukebox song of all time, "Crazy" by Patsy Cline.
6. Suzuki is the most common last name in Japan.
7. Good guess: The Earth weighs 6 septillion tons.
8. The average American spends less than 2 hours a day with his or her family.
9. Moles can dig as far as 300 feet a day.
10. The average person sweats 2 1/2 quarts of water a day. (Most comes out of your feet!)
Thursday, February 28, 2008
So to celebrate my 100th post, I thought I would start my "Bucket List" with 100 things I would like to do before I die. I encourage everyone to start a bucket or life list. It is inspiring to actually put it on paper. Who knows, it may get you moving a little faster!!
Things I would like to achieve:
1. Put all my kids through college
2. Have my home paid in full, no debt
3. Go back to school for my PhD, or medical school
4. Learn to fly a plane
5. Write a screenplay
6. Write a children's' book
7. Run a marathon
8. Visit every National Park in the U.S.
9. Take professional dance lessons
10. Get back to pre-baby shape
11. Copy all my moms'/grandmas' recipes and organize them
12. Learn to sew again
13. Master a instrument
14. Cook my own Thanksgiving/Christmas Dinner
15. Raise godly, honest, selfless children
16. Be a good role model for my kids, grand kids
17. Expand my taste palate
18. Improve my spelling
19. Raise my kids to respect and love the outdoors/nature
20. Own and restore a old Model T
21. Inspire someone
22. Be able to do the entire dance sequence from the Thriller video
23. Start my own business
24. Buy land
25. Own a vacation home/cabin
I would like to do:
26. Rafting down the Lochsa
27. Rafting down the the Selway
28. Take a cruise
29. Backpack the Appalachian trail
30. Go deep sea diving
31. Follow through with a invention and patent it
32. Go to a week long spa with girlfriends
33. Write up a will, and living will
34. Trace both sides of my family history/heritage
35. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
36. Stay at the Ice Hotel
37. Master Yoga/Pilates
38. Take Matt to a Seattle Seahawks game
39. Take professional family portraits
40. Actually take a honeymoon
41. Teach kids to fish
42. Travel in a RV across the U.S.
43. Cross the Atlantic ocean
44. Be a great friend
45. Fly in a private jet (preferably my own)
46. Learn to surf
47. Take professional cooking classes
48. Go on a HUGE shopping spree for just ME
49. Buy my beach cruiser
50. Swim with Dolphins
51. See Billy Joel in concert
52. Find a sport I am good at and play
53. Restore my dad's 56 Chevy
54. Be on Survivor and win
55. Own a chopper and take a road trip
56. Take a canopy zip line tour in the rainforest's of Costa Rica
57. Go hang gliding
58. Go on a dinner mystery train
Places to visit:
59. Ireland, research my family Coat of Arms
61. Olympic National Forest/Peninsula
62. Grand Canyon
63. New York City
64. Niagara falls
65. Yellowstone with my children
66. Yosemite National Park
68. White House
69. Disney World
70. Statue of Liberty
72. The pyramids
74. New Zealand
Things to Experience:
75. Having child number 3
76. Take a trip down memory lane, and visit houses and schools of where I lived in Alaska
77. Renew my wedding vows
78. Building my own house
79. Plant my own garden
80. Fly in a helicopter without being a patient
81. Have my own craft room
82. Become a Grandma
83. Watch my kids get married
84. Take my kids backpacking
85. Watch my daughter become a mom
86. Watch my son become a father
87. Teach my kids to drive
88. Watch kids play a sport/activity they love
89. Be in the audience of a taped show
90. Have a fancy sit down meal, and have someone serve me a real 12 course meal
91. Owning a well trained dog
92. Be one of those dorky people who smile and wave in the window while a news channel is on the air
93. Actually be a millionaire
94. Be a contest on a game show
95. Take a 3 month sabbatical
96. Go Zorbing
97. Watch my kids graduate from college
98. Snowboard in Aspen
99. Gondola serenade on the canals of Venice
100. Drive the Big Sur Coast Highway
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I will post a slang word once a week. You read the definition, and post in the comments a sentence in which YOU use the word. You will be "talking street" in no time!
WORD OF THE WEEK: Grip
My sentence: I had quite a grip of gas last night after eating that cabbage patch salad. I could of pulled a dutch oven on Matt that would have caused brain damage.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Spinning: M,W,F. Bodypump: T, Th. Try on skinny jeans. IF still to fat to fit, repeat steps Monday-Friday.
I also am on my advocare protein drinks and Spark that I sell to make sure I am burning fat not muscle when I am working out. I have done this before and wasted 2 months of hard work. I can't bring myself to eat eggs every morning before working out. If this doesn't kill a muffin top, what will? Taking all advice.
Monday, February 25, 2008
1. Let them explore the vacuum cleaner when it is not on.
2. Talk about the vacuum cleaner.
3. Warn them before you turn it on.
4. Get them a toy vacuum.
5. You could make them a little book or make up a story about the vacuum cleaner.
Naaahhh. I think I will just quit that aspect of my housewife duties, and milk it while I can. "Honey, I can't vacuum....Chloe gets a case of Mad Cow Disease!"
Maybe I should become allergic to house cleaning? No, actually the pain of it is every time I try to clean my house, the kids try to get into all the cleaning supplies. I spend more time trying to keep them out of stuff, and out of the way. Cormac wants to use all the appliances and Chloe cries when we use them. It ends of being a drama. I usually have to wait till Matt gets home to clean. Oh, and for what it is worth: Every time I vacuum it still smells like comet. Hmmm, I wonder why?
Sunday, February 24, 2008
When we got home, all the winter stuff got washed and stored away for the season. R.I.P. winter, I will miss you like Paris Hilton misses her panties. No, actually more than that.
Friday, February 22, 2008
He had a blast. We held hands and rocked out on our skates to: Sweet Dreams are Made of These, Parents Just Don't Understand, When you Really Love a Women, and lots of old school. The only game we were up to par with to play was the Dice game, the Cor-mac Daddy and I lost. It was interesting to be back there. I haven't been back since a "All Night Skate." Brought some old memories of the things my friends and I would do as little rebellious pre-teens! My sister the whole evening did me the favor of scouting out who she thought was every pedophile in the room. LOL She had it all taken care of. Then towards the end Cormac decided he would rather play video games! It was a fun night:)
Thursday, February 21, 2008
It is OK if you have no idea what I am talking about, that is why I am here to help. If you have no idea what the highlighted words mean, this is the place for help. Next time you talk to the kids, I want you to have straight killed it. WORD!
Let me explain, I got these for a gift for one of my friends for her birthday:Inside joke. Then I couldn't resist ordering these for me:
I will try not to front, but I have much street cred. From my hood, living here in L-town on the northside you see. It is hard living on the streets here in this ghetto valley. As Elvis would say, "I heard a baby cry in the ghetto." No joke, I hear that everyday for shizzel nizzel. So now I thought I could help others learn to talk like the kool kidz. You dig?
So I will be posting my flashcards about once a week, I thought it would be fun if everyone would try to use the word in a sentence and post the sentence in the comments! We should get some fly sentences. It will be so dope. Here is today's word: ICEMy sentence: Jamie is to fat to wear her ice that Matt got her ever since she had her first lil' dawg. Now you try, ya dig? :)
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
There are a few reasons why I it took me that long to get diagnosed. First, When do I have time to take care of me? I don't have a paying job where I get sick time, or have a lunch hour to run errands like Dr. appointments. I don't like to ask anyone to watch my kids or ask my hubby to take sick time so I can go to the doctor. So, usually I just ignore symptoms or pain I may be having. Eventually you learn to live with it.
Second, I have a very high-pain tolerance. I really never take any pain relievers for things like headaches or pain killers for surgeries. When I had both my c-sections, I was up and walking the next morning. I would always have the new nurse after shift change come in my room and see I was up and walking, then they would look at my chart again, then have to ask my hubby if indeed I did have a c-section. He would reply Yes, and they would say," She sure isn't acting like someone who just had a c-section. Yeah, it hurt but nothing I couldn't manage. So my whole left side hurt, but I just lived with it for the last few months.
Thirdly, I did go to the girly Doctor two months ago. Since the pain started near my bra strap, I thought, great I must have breast cancer! After a short "cop-a-feel", he told me, that luckily he knew I didn't have breast cancer because I was in pain. I guess with breast cancer you have no pain, which is why it can be a silent killer. Good information to know! He thought I should get an ultrasound on the "twins" to rule out tumors. Yeah, I have time for that, he should see how it took me two months already to find time to go see him!
Fourth, it was a weird set of symptoms. If feels (at least my mild case) like someone beat the crap out of you, and you have bad bruises on one side of your body..torso area. I thought if I went on to the Doctor and said, "My side hurts, it feels bruised." They would peg me as a pill popper trying to get drugs, think I was on some long acid trip, or refer me to some women's shelter for domestic abuse.
Then my MIL got shingles a month ago. She was describing her symptoms,and they were all the same as mine. So I said, let me see this "rash" It was like one I had about 4 months prior. Just the size of a dime with raised bumps in it. I remember looking at it thinking, What is that? I thought it was weird because it didn't hurt or itch like a bug bite. It went away and never thought much about it again. I did start getting the side pain at that time. My mom then calls me last week and tells me she has shingles! Is it a epidemic? SO, I finally knew what was going on. I finally decided to scrap some time together for me to have time to go to the doctor. Got the diagnosis and drugs. What causes Shingles? STRESS!! My family is slowly killing me!
Ohhhhh the drugs! As my world turns, guess what drug you get to take? Valtrex! Don't play dumb and act like innocent virgins. We have all seen the commercials. The Herpes drug. Nothing against anyone who had this lovely disease, but it isn't one of those things you want to announce to the world. It doesn't have the best sterotype attached to it. So I think of course this would be my luck. Since shingles is most common in people in their 40-50's, they are for sure to think with my age, that I got the herpes from some one-night stand at the bar. So I had it called into a pharmacy that I really don't go too. Hung my head, and had my perscription filled. I should have order from my good friends in India. I could what another 20 to 30 days mam. I have to take it for 2 months! Good times. Don't let you life stress you out, or you may end up with a case og the shingles. I guess I should try some Zoloft or kicking back a few tall ones. Serenity NOW, Serenity NOW!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I got a WHOLE hour to relax, and not having any demands put on me, no cooking for anyone, or changing diapers. I had a person tending to my needs, woo hoo! I decided I should take full advantage of these hour "get-a-ways" At this point as a SAHM I will take what I can get, even if it is someone scraping plaque off my teeth. The only set back is the sounds you hear coming from the other rooms of sucking water, screams, and people trying to talk with thier mouths open. As soon as you can drown out those noises, it is tranquil. I will now make sure I regularly go every 6 months to my little pampering sessions:)
Monday, February 18, 2008
We get to spend this lovely holiday at the Dentist, AKA the guy with really big needles. We have two appointments for routine cleaning, nothing to serious. Although, I now don't have to go to the Dentist everytime I want that,"Oh so clean feeling" I have a Sonicare toothbrush. Have any of you seen these? They rock. Everyday when you brush you feel like you just left the Dentist's office! You should check them out if you don't have one. You don't want to be Yuck Mouth do you?
Friday, February 15, 2008
Story: So I originally went online to Old Navy at the crack of dawn on the first day of the sale Friday to get Miss Chloe a swimmy suit. I know how fast things sell out. I found the suit I wanted and put it in my virtual cart. I then went and ordered a few more things for the kiddos, then went to checkout. I went through all the hoops and thought I was in the clear. As I read my email confirmation the next day I realized there was no suit on it...the main reason why I shopped!! I guess it had sold out in the mean time of me shopping. So I called to try to add another suit to my order before they sent it out. She checked, and since it had already left the warehouse, I was bumming.
2. 10% of drinkers will go on to become alcoholics. (If you add kids to the equation that % jumps up to 30% :)
3. 43,000 Americans were injured in accidents involving jewerlry in 1991.
4. There are 635,013,559,600 different possible hands in bridge.
5. Maryland has 325 doctors per 100,000 citizens- the most of any state.
6. Ths U.S. had 8,915 handgun killings in 1989. Great Britain had 7.
7. The average jellyfish is 95% water.
8. Thomas Edision was afraid of the dark. (No he did not invent the light bulb as history states.)
9. Janis Joplin was nominated "Ugliest Man on Campus" while in college.
10. According to zoologists, elephants love to eat licorice.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
If I was that girl, I would run far, far away!! I won't even say it:) You get the idea...weird card, huh? I am staying in tonight. My hubby had been out of town for the last few nights, and will come home tonight late. He gave me a few thoughtful gifts before he left. Matt is lucky that I am a "cheap date. Why? I don't for the most part like or wear jewerly. If I do have any, it is what I picked out. I treat it like a collecters item, and it sits in a jewerly box collecting dust. Aside from my wedding ring, which I had to design myself, and have it cast. I was too picky.
I am not into flowers..waste of money and a pain to have, and to keep looking fresh. Then the mess you have to clean up when they die. No thanks, I always would tell Matt to get me planted garden flowers or plants. So at least I could plant them and they would last. I am more into flowers when it is a "random act", it means more to me. I don't like the boxes of chocolate either. I only like certain brands of chocolate, and don't like chocolates with goo in the middles. YUCK! That leaves his options to something more personal or of course buying me massages!! I love hot stone massages. He can never go wrong with that.
I don't mind dinner, but I am not into dining with all the other "goo goo ga ga" lovers in a over-crowed restaurant. I want a relaxing atmosphere and good service. So we usually go the weekend before or after. How do you all celebrate? I will leave you will a few Valentine quotes:
-If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
-Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots.
-Love is a grave mental disease.
-Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle.
-Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
-I just love to do special things for my wife on Valentine's day. Like open the door for her when she puts all the laundry in the washing machine, or plug and unplug the vacuum as she moves from room to room cleaning. Guys, it's these little thoughtful things you can do to have a marriage such as mine.
-I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
What has lead me to this conclusion? Well since I have returned from my last trip, everytime I ask him to do something or give him instructions, this is the reply: "OK, MOM.....Uggg" What the? Excuse me? I must admit the first time he said this a week ago, I had to stop myself from laughing. I would be pretty tired of always getting bossed around and told what to do, where and when. That has to get pretty old after a while...or apparently 3 years, 3 months, and 8 days.
I guess I had a good run while it lasted. I felt like saying, "Excuse me son...but didn't I carry you for 39 weeks, vomit everyday for first 14 weeks while still managing to gain 50 pounds, give birth by way of c-section because you the last week decided to go feet first breech, breast feed you for 6 months and let you rip the top layer of skin on my nips for a painful two weeks to allow this process to take place? (inhale) Yes, I know this is a run-on sentence, but I had to get that off my chest.
This image of "Question Authority" is actually and Toddler shirt or and babies onesie they sell for $21. I think I may need to buy this for Cormac. Teach kids to think of themselves at a early age...or end up in the Justice system. It could be a toss up!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
That being said, it then donned on me.....the last time these three yahoo's hung out together, this was the outcome:
Notice the Adopt a Highway litter patrol sign above the carnage.
This past summer: Huey, Dewey, and Louie decided to have a boys camping trip for a friends Bachelor party. M and A hooked up A's trailer to A's truck in the dark. They were in a hurry and running late and forgot to hook up the safety chains. So as M drove A's truck up the Winchester grade, he at one point had to slam on the brakes. Which at the time they did not realize, but it popped the trailer off the hitch of the truck.
A few moments later M looked in the side-view mirror to see the trailer veering into the on-coming traffic lane. He then slowed down, and the trailer came up by them. M pulled off of the side of the road as a man in his truck hit the trailer head on. The guy's airbags went off, and they checked on him...he was ok. Here are some more pictures: The trailer was toast.....never to see another highway again. The boys lost all thier beverages, and other camping supplies. They cleaned up the mess and the State Patrol came and gave M a "catch all" ticket for a non-secure load. I guess I.V was innocent in this one and just a innocent passenger, but he would make up for that about 7 months later needless to say;)
The boys didn't let this ruin their weekend, they headed back to town to re-supply and get more beverage. Just a coincidence, right? Or maybe Huey, Dewey, and Louie shouldn't be allowed to hang out together anymore?
Thursday, February 7, 2008
1. I am very particular about what my kids wear. I like my kids to look like "mini-me's" not a cartoon character.
2. No cartoon charaters or other such "baby" things like dump trucks, puppy dogs etc. I will bend this rule for PJ's sometimes.
3. Cormac only wears skate shoes and both kids wear see kai runs after they grew out of robeez. No cartoon character shoes..burn them all! They freak me out.
5. No sweatpant-looking outfits. Sweat pants and elastic waist bands are for lounging and nursing homes.
This being said, most who want to get the kids something, ask me first what I am wanting for them. So I showed my mom some of the things I had been eyeing for the kids.
Cormac needs some ties for sunday school at church, and I picked out these 3:
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Amber taking a break
Krista loving it!
View of Lake Cascade from the deck
View of front door to see how much snow we had!Going into a round-a-bout there was so much snow you couldn't see if there were cars coming. True sign of a good year. Matt and I have been lucky enough to have spent almost two full weeks out of this month snowboarding in great snow...........till next year! Hopefully no one is leaving in a Pine Box.