Thursday, April 29, 2010

That's how I role

I have many roles that I play on a daily basis and when a customer from work sees me doing something that I don't ordinarily do I just tell them I have switched my hat and put on a new one. Not even kidding. Because most of the people that say that stuff to me laugh at my dumb jokes.

But I digress. The main roles I play on a daily basis are: wife, mother, daughter, employee, boss, co-worker and customer service person. Whoo. That's a lot of roles I play. And of course, in every role that I play there are sub-divisions.

As for the wife, that one's not to difficult because my hubby and I are pretty lax in our lives with each other. We try to keep each other informed on what's going on in our day to day lives but we don't ask each other for permission to do things (outside of I'm going to do something right now, is it cool if I leave the monkey with you?) and we kind of just live with each other. There is obviously more intricate parts of our relationship but I'm not going to get into it here.

Mother is probably the most detailed because I have to be on the ball with everything with Leo. Is he fed? Is he dressed? Is he where he's supposed to be? Crap, did I leave him at home this morning or did the hubby take him to school? Who's going to pick him up? Who's going to feed him? Bathe him? Put him to bed? Read him a book? The list goes on and on and most of the people that read this have children so they know what it is like to be in this role. Day after day. And no one wants to change it for the world. And I am right there with them. He's finally pretty much potty trained so we are just dealing with the attitude and I'm ok with that. If we can get rid of it now it won't (hopefully) come back to bite us in the teenage years. Yeah right!

Daughter is probably the easiest role because my mom makes it so easy! I just get to sit and be a daughter. It's nice to be pampered every once in awhile! THanks mom!

And of course the work roles. Those are boring, but they get a lot of my day. Can I do this, is this right? Can I help you? On and on and on.

So those are the roles I play. Do you want to play with me?! To see other peoples take on roles head over to

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

I really like reading famous people's memoirs. I find it really interesting because no matter how much money they have they always have some messed up stuff that has happened to them. And it's kind of nice because, honestly, who doesn't like to hear about others misfortunes. I'm morbid I know. Get over it!

So I read Chelsea Handler's Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. It's her third book she's written but the first one I've read. She's really crass and even though she's super famous she seems really cool. I won't say down to earth because she freaking took her chauffer (sp?) on a vacation with her and her friends and family. And honestly, who does that? But it would be cool to get into her circle because even though some of the stuff she does is ridiculous (like trick her boyfriend into thinking she killed her friends dog accidentally and then planning a big prank to get her boyfriend to believe said murder) it would be fun to be around that on a daily basis. I deal with stuff like that anyways with the hubby...some of the stuff he comes up with is ridiculous...but at least I'd be making a lot of money!

So back to the book...I think the best story that she told involved her dad renting out his house on the beach. A letter sent to her father about the condition of the house and then Chelsea having to go in and tell her father that he needed to refund them money because it was a horrible experience is so funny. And funny in an, "oh my gosh, did that really happen because if it did that is disgusting" sort of way. But I suggest people who like to read about rich people and the crazy things that they do go out and read this book. I am going to try to get her other books from the library so that should be more entertainment!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New fiction

A fictional book that I am looking forward to reading is All We Ever Wanted Was Everything. It is a book by Janelle Brown. It is about a family of women that all of their problems come to a head all about the same time.

Here is a synopsis from (
From Publishers Weekly
In Brown's withering Silicon Valley satire, a family wakes up on a June day to realize that patriarch Paul's company has hit the big time with a phenomenal IPO. But instead of rejoicing about being newly rich, the family's three women each find themselves in the throes of a major crisis. Paul has fled with his new amour, who happens to be wife Janice's tennis partner. Desperate housewife Janice discovers the soothing power of the pool boy's drug stash and sinks into addiction and denial. Meanwhile, 20-something daughter Margaret learns the price of living a Hollywood lifestyle on an artsy hipster's budget—gargantuan credit card debt. Finally, 14-year-old Lizzie wades deeper and deeper into a sea of adolescent trouble without an adult to confide in. From the ashes of their California dreams, the three must learn to talk to each other instead of past each other, and build a new, slightly more realistic existence—but not without doses of revenge and hilarity. Brown's hip narrative reads like a sharp, contemporary twist on The Corrections.

I just finished Chelsea Handler's "Chelsea Chelsea Boom Boom" and I'll be writing about it tomorrow, but when I take it back to the library I will be picking up a copy of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything. Hopefully it is everything I hoped for. Haha...I'm sorry. That was a horrible play on words. If my husband were here he would put the car crash on for that joke! And speaking of books...I really want a Kindle. How awesome would that be? I could just download the books to it and I wouldn't even have to go to the library! Awesome!

*30-day challenge: Fictional book*

Monday, April 26, 2010

Days of summer

I know it's not the summer yet but I am yearning for it. And I am getting my fix by going for long walks and grilling. I love grilled food. It is absolutely delicious and I am not having to slave over the stove to cook something. And it cleans up so much faster. Usually 1 plate and a turner or tongs. Amazing. In the last week I have grilled 3 times. Pork chops, chicken and hamburgers. And in the upcoming 2 weeks I am planning on grilling 3 times. I am grilling chicken tonight and then hamburgers and more chicken for quesadillas. The other night when I grilled pork chops they turned out AMAZING! I only seasoned them with seasoning salt and pepper but they were great. And tonight with the chicken I will just let them cook and add bbq sauce to them when they are almost finished. See, what did I tell you? Easy.

And the food that goes with grilled goodness. Also amazing. Have I mentioned how amazing all this food is?! But seriously. With our pork chops we had corn on the cob and baked potatoes. And tonight, with our chicken we are having deviled eggs and cheesy, roasted garlic potatoes. mouth is watering just typing this! And we're not big people that change the types of food we eat that often, but if you have a great recipe for the grill...especially for kabobs or veggies let me know because that is definitely something I am wanting to try this year!

I am counting this as my "whatever tickles my fancy" post for my 30 day challenge. I hope everyone is enjoying the effort I am putting into my blog lately!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Todays challenge a recent picture of me. Here is me and my little monkey at his birthday at the bowling alley. So since this was taken about 2 months ago, imagine me now minus 11 pounds! :) Hehe. I had to throw that in there. So there I am. Looking fly in my Jayhawks shirt. Rock Chalk baby!
I hope everyone had a happy weekend. Mine was super busy filled with working, volunteering at a local renaissance festival and then my little monkey had a birthday party for his little girlfriend from school. It was weird though because he was the only person there that was not related to the birthday girl. When I pointed this out to my hubby he said maybe they considered us family. Maybe, but still weird! But it was a good time and they had a jump house and Leo adored it! So all in all a pretty good weekend.

Weight Watchers Week 7

So I’m a few days late in posting this but it’s been a pretty crazy week. The beginning of my week started and I had absolutely NO motivation. I didn’t work out Friday through Sunday and in my head it clicked on Monday that I needed to get my buns in gear. So I re-started the 30 Day Shred. I did it on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. And on Tuesday I did a double-dose of exercise and walked almost 4 miles with my mom after her birthday dinner. So I felt like the exercise front got covered even though I was less than motivated each day. The eating has continued on the same path but I knew that just eating better was not going to show me the weight loss that I knew I wanted to see. So drumroll please………..

Last week: 150.6
This week: 148.4
Weight loss for the week: 2.2 pounds!
Total weight loss in the last 7 weeks: 11.4 pounds!

So I am continuing to see a weight loss which I am definitely digging but I know that I need to continue to stay motivated. Or at least, if not motivated at least force myself to continue on the fight. Because I know I need it!

Friday, April 23, 2010

A long time ago

Sorry for the poor quality of where I can type but I had to scan pictures in and I am not a pro at it! Today I am supposed to show you a picture of me at least 10 years ago. The one on top is from pretty much exactly 10 years ago. I was 16 and working at Sam Goody in our local mall. It was such a fun job! I really liked that job and the only thing I disliked about it were the crazy hours, especially around Christmas time! The picture below is of me 20 years ago. I was 5 and I'm guessing it's either Christmas or my birthday because I am holding up my new Barbie game. What a lucky girl I was! :) I hope you enjoy these little blasts from the past!

My little baby

So this challenge is photos I took so I thought I would give you a birthday picture journey of my little baby. I guess not all these I took since I'm in 2 of them, but you know. I cheat sometimes and I like to put pictures of my little guy up here!

1st day of life. Checking out the goods!
First birthday. Not sure if he's really supposed to touch this!

Not wanting anything to do with his Blues Clues cake that I spent hours on making!

And this year...finally old enough to blow his candles out and open his presents! Big boy!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Far, Far Away

Today's challenge is a picture that makes me mad or sad. I don't have a lot of pictures of things that make me mad but this one definitely makes me feel sad. This was when Leo was just a tiny baby. He's the little one in grandpas lap. These are Leo's great-grandparents and we only get to see them about 3-4 times a year. That's a lot more than some people get to see their family but they only live 2 1/2 hours away and we just don't always have or make the time to go visit them. And the other girls in the picture are Leo's cousins. And we recently found out their mom was getting married and they will be moving to Texas to start a new chapter in their lives. So that will be more time that we won't get to see them and their great-grandparents won't get to see the girls that much either. So, I just wish that when making a family the whole unit could stay together. I know that is not possible but that would be ideal for everyone!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Family Photo

Todays challenge is a photo that makes me happy and this one definitely does it! This is my little family last August when we went to Kansas City to visit my aunt and uncle and their kids. We stayed with them the whole week and even though we had some incidents with our little monster, I mean monkey we had a great time! This picture was taken right before we were leaving to go watch the Kansas City Royals which is a baseball team if you didn't know. We had such a great time! Here are a few more from the game...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Today’s Tuesday so that means random. And while most I spew is random today is even more random than most days!

I made 30 enchiladas over the weekend for my mom’s birthday dinner tonight. My fingertips are burnt so there is extra padding on the pads. It makes the keyboard feel weird!

I have been trying really hard to stay on point with this whole weight watchers thing but 1 meal can really screw everything up. I try to eat cheap and Wendy’s double stack for a dollar is delicious. But it’s also 19 points. That’s almost my whole day. Oh well. You can’t win them all!

I’m also being a creep when it comes to food time because I’m obsessed with the whole points thing. I am bringing my own chips to the fiesta tonight for mom’s birthday. I bought baked Tostitos so I can eat more than the other kinds of chips that might be available. I don’t know why because I’m sure I’ll go over my points again when the ice cream cake is busted from the freezer. Ahhhh ice cream cakes!

I started doing the 30-day shred again. Holy cow. My body is sore from doing it 2 days in a row. But I’m gonna stick with it because I have 2 upcoming weddings and 1 is a high school friend and I want the other girls to see I look good. Haha. So shallow but so true! I don’t want to be the fat girl anymore! The weddings are in June so I have 1.5 months to get this butt into shape!

And on the above note…is it bad that my 3yo is telling me I am doing the moves wrong? I can’t do the “jump-rope” move they do so I just hop back and forth from one foot to the other. Still moving my arms and legs but not like the trainers. Well Leo decides to tell me that I am doing it wrong and that they jump off of both feet. I told him to be quiet and let mommy sweat in peace. Kids these days!

I am still having trouble with his little temper-tantrums. I am hoping that he is normal but last night I was trying to get him to go to the bathroom (because he’s been doing amazing with the potty training, thanks!) but he didn’t want to. I told him his choices were a) go to the bathroom and just try or b) go to timeout. Well he chose option C where he would throw a screaming fit while I tried to corral him into his room. I eventually won, but while he was in timeout he decided to tell us he needed to go to the bathroom. I told him he needed to wait until his timeout was done (which was in 5 minutes) and he proceeded to tell us he was going to go. So he did. On. The. Floor. It was awful. But I won a battle with myself. I never raised my voice during the whole ordeal. I actually lowered it to try to defuse the situation. The only time I raised my voice was after he had been in his room for over 3 hours when he was supposed to be going to bed but he wouldn’t . He kept yelling out to me and finally I told him I had had enough. The only reason I was so mad was because see below…

We have had 3 roaches in our house in the last 2 weeks. They are not the tiny german roaches that multiply like the dickens but I still don’t like them. And I have even been more focused on keeping the house clean and no food left out and no dishes laying around. 2 have been in the bathroom and the other was in the dining/kitchen area. We have had some in the bathroom before but we also have a giant tree outside the window and we have been told they are tree roaches and they don’t even want to be inside the house. They will accidentally come in but would rather be outside. And the one in the dining room last night looked similar to the others (it was too fast, I couldn’t kill it) and we do have a sliding glass door next to the table, so it’s possible it is the same kind but it is disgusting. And I don’t understand why they are coming in. Just leave us the hell alone. I don’t want you inside my house. You are filthy and even the devil doesn’t like you and that’s why he made you so indestructible (or I’m sure that’s why they can’t be killed!). So final say. Just leave me alone.

I will end my random on another reason I have been unhappy. My TV turned on on Sunday and it gave us a message that said that the projection bulb will need to be replaced soon. Yeah, the TVs 3 years old. It shouldn’t need to be replaced yet and I don’t have $300 laying around. So we’re just waiting and hoping the TV turns on to a picture each time we push the power button. So stupid.

So, yeah. If you want some more random check out Keely over at

(and I am so using this as my day 6 of the challenge…today’s challenge was “whatever tickles my fancy.” And if this doesn’t qualify for that I don’t know what does!

Monday, April 19, 2010

You Get What You Get

So, today's challenge is about my favorite quote and this weeks spin cycle goes along with it with quotes as well. So here is my take on a popular kids quote that I am putting to use in my daily life...

Last week I talked in my spin cycle I talked about the things my son says. And Jen over at Sprites Keeper talked about her daughter. Her daughter came home saying "You get what you get..." and I had heard that saying from my boss whose son had learned it at his daycare. The saying I heard goes: You get what you get and you don't throw a fit. I think these are good words to live by. I have been blessed with a family that I love. My husband and I both have jobs and we are able to keep a roof over our heads and food on our table (or tv tray, depending on the night!). Although I know other people who have more than we do I have decided recently that I should (and will) be happy with what I have.

I get frustrated a lot when I see people receive things that, even if they deserve them, I do not have the same. Some people would call it jealousy. Some days I do, some days I don't. But it frustrates me because I just think, why them? Why not me? Why don't I have a trust fund? Why couldn't my parents afford to pay for my college? And although I am not blaming my parents in any way because I had more than most people growing up (and I've told my parents thank you multiple times) I just think that I have lived a "good" life and sometimes I wish those things I could have. So while this may seem like an entitled post, or kind of snotty post, it's more like an epiphany. I am deciding that today is my day to change my attitude. Sometimes I do have a bad attitude about people. I'm sure those people that receive those things that I want deserved them so I should in no way be upset at them. It's not their fault. So today is the day that I am pointing the finger back at me and saying I get what I get and I don't throw a fit. I will be the one directing my destiny. I will be the one making things happen for me. I will be the one that if I don't get something I can be upset at myself or no one at all because it's no one else's fault or no one else's job to give me something. I am not entitled to anything. And I guess the reality of it is, I have enough. I am just being greedy and that is a no-no. I try to teach my son every day that he has plenty. That just because he wants something doesn't mean he's going to get it. And I'm glad I'm teaching him that. I just need to re-teach myself that lesson!

So, if you've made it this far, I hope that you see that even though I am a sometimes greedy, selfish person I'm trying to change for the better. And I'm sure everyone has days that we all feel that way about someone or something. So just keep in get what you get and you don't throw a fit!

To see other posts about quotable quotes check out Jen over at

To Kill a Mockingbird

Today's post is supposed to be about my favorite book. So here it is. My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I read it the summer before my freshman year of high school because I was staying in Kansas City with my aunt and uncle and he told me it was a good book. So I picked it up and I read it. It. Was. Amazing. I have easily re-read the book 10 times in the last 10 years. Just the kids coming into themselves and learning the value of right and wrong and the true meaning of being a good person taught to them by a great role model is just a good message to get out to people.
I really don't know what age market this book is targeted towards but with the amount of books today that are out there for young people I think this would be an ideal book for parents to push on their kids. There are many lessons to be learned from this book. Of course, just being a good person to people less fortunate than you is a main focus in the book. Also, being able to walk in someone else's shoes before judging someone is another. And like I said above, just the message portrayed from Atticus to his kids, that just setting a good example is a life lesson that anyone can follow no matter the time period.

So, again, like with my movie review, I am not the best reviewer so you should check out the book for yourself! I'm sure most people have, but if you haven't then you should. And if you have, pick it up again. This post has definitely made me want to re-read it to re-remember the reasons I love it!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Too much TV is good for the brain

Today’s topic is a toughie. It is a favorite TV show. I don’t have just 1 so I am going to tell you about a couple!

Right now I have two favorite, favorite TV shows. The top one is Bones. It is amazing and the eye candy isn’t bad either! Booth and Brennan, playing out their lives with each other but without each other. It is heartbreaking to watch him yearn for her when she doesn’t want it the same way he does. Just finishing the 100th episode last week was hard because *spoiler alert* at the end of the episode it has Booth kissing Brennan and asking her to give them a try. She pushes him away and says that he was always trying to protect her, but with them not being together is ultimately protecting him because she can’t love him like he needs/wants to be loved. And then the heartbreaking fade-away after he tells her he can’t wait any longer for her. I wanted to cry because they just need to be together. But outside of the sexual tension there are other great factors about the show. The banter between all the different characters makes the show great as well. Between Hodgins and Angela (where more sexual tension lies) and then of course between Booth and Dr. Sweets and between Booth and all the squints. It makes good television. Sometimes the crime scenes make me a little queasy though because I don’t need to see all that! Overall the show is awesome and I recommend this show to anyone with a DVR or a television or a library card where you can rent videos!

The other show that I am digging on independently is Modern Family. Every episode I laugh out loud. Between the dorkiness of the dad with the teenage daughter, to the gay couple that has one extremely feminine male to the patriarch of the family who is a man’s man with a new wife and a young step-son. There are always one-liners that are so funny. Last night’s episode had one of the teenage daughters embarrassed to be seen with her mom at the mall, but then using that to try to sucker her into money and her mom embarrassing her on purpose because she (the daughter) was purposely trying to screw with her (the mom). It was funny. I’m glad my mom never did that to me! Again, this is definitely a show you should check out if you don’t mind awkward moments and you love to laugh. I think the best part of this show is that it is just 30 minutes. Sometimes I don’t have an hour to allow to watch the show so this one I can sit and watch it quickly without worrying about other things I need to be doing.

And finally two shows that I watch with Leonard that we both enjoy.

How I Met Your Mother is so funny. The characters are funny and the situations that they get themselves into are even funnier. Neil Patrick Harris makes the show though. The other show that we watch together is Scrubs. Again, funny characters, funny situations. We have been watching this show separately from the beginning. We weren’t together when this show came on originally and then when we got together we realized that we both loved the show. We even had a class that was during the same time so we had to VCR it because we didn’t have a DVR. Then the show got cancelled and moved from NBC to ABC and the final season on NBC was not that great. So then we were leery to follow it to ABC. We watched it and the season/series ended beautifully. I still cry when I watch that episode. But then this year they started the series as two of the main characters from the original show as teachers at the hospital and the new main characters are actual med students. It was hard to get into at first and mesh with the characters but towards the end of the season it got better. So hopefully there was enough of a following to bring it back for another season as well!

All of the above shows are shows you should watch. I watch all of them regularly and hope they don’t go off the air anytime soon!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Todays challenge is favorite movie. Again, I have so many favorite movies and I was trying to type a review and I realized I would not be a good review writer for a paper. Or a website for that matter! I was trying to write a review of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I have just always liked that movie. I think just the wistfulness of the movie with her being very “spirited” and him being very proper but the two of them falling in love anyways. And just seeing the struggles between the two of them and the lives they came from and the lives they are trying to achieve. I think that is something that we all go through on a daily basis. Also, Audrey Hepburn just rocks! She is beautiful and talented and I want to be just like she was. I even wanted to name a future daughter after her! And the funniness of Mickey Rooney acting as an Asian. Try to put something like that in a movie today and see how far that goes. Oh wait, they did in Tropic Thunder and they had people picketing it. Oh well. It was funny then, it’s funny now!

So just a quick one today about my favorite movie, but if you haven’t seen it you should definitely check it out!
(picture snagged off of google images)

Friday, April 16, 2010

30-Day Challenge

So, over at she has started doing a 30 day challenge. And I have been going through some issues of writers block due to lack of energy so I figured this would give me some topics I could write about and it could give you some insight into me!

So day 1 is my favorite song.

Hrrmmmm…Favorite song. That is an extremely tough topic. I have so many favorite songs. But I guess my favorite song that I can think of that is not just a current, passing trend is Overkill by Men At Work. I first heard this song on Scrubs on the episode “My Overkill.” Colin Hay (the lead singer for Men at Work) was the street performer that followed JD around all day singing this song as it pertained to his life. Just the lyrics are classic. “I can’t get to sleep, I think about the implication. Of diving in too deep. It’s just overkill.” This is me on a daily basis. There are always issues going on in my daily life that get me to over-think everything. And I don’t even know the true meaning of the song to Colin Hay, but to me it fits perfectly.

Scrubs has brought a lot of good songs to light. They had the amazing song Hallelujah on their and they have had episodes based around specific songs. There was even an episode where JD in his head talks about a Fray song and he says, no not that Fray song, this one. Just having someone else have music constantly going through their head makes me feel a little bit more normal!

Here is a link to the song so you can listen to it yourself! Enjoy!

Weight Watchers Week 6

Ok. So last week was a challenge, this week was a success! I felt like I got right back on track after last weeks functions that I had to attend and I really felt like I was going to see it on the scale. Welp I did!

Starting: 159.8
Last week: 152.4
This week: 150.6
Down 1.8 pounds for the week, 9.2 pounds overall!

That's pretty dang exciting for me! I really would have like to push it to 149.8 so I can say I've lost 10 pounds but 9 is fine for me! And I have 4 weeks left to lose the additional 3 to get my reimbursement so I am continuing on my path. I've really been thinking hard about setting a goal that I am looking to achieve overall. And looking at my chart for height and ideal goal, the top weight is 137 pounds. I think I would like my weight to be at 130 pounds. So basically I have 20 pounds left to lose and I know it will be a tough journey but ideally (and realistically) I think 130 pounds will be the best for me.

So overall...great week! I will be keeping my momentum and knowing that I can achieve my goal! have a great day!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I can barely think for this

I have been so tired lately. I have been eating healthier and exercising more. Isn’t that supposed to change? I’m ready for some sleep before trying to wreck my sleep cycle again by trying to have another baby!

I have been eating healthier so I have been much crankier lately. I just want some freaking good food. I don’t want to count calories. Or points. I think I am in my rebellious phase of dieting. If my dieting cycle were like a life cycle I would be in my teenage years. Stupid teenage hormones.

The monkey has been like a little hellion one day and the next the sweetest angel. I was reading up online about tantrums and kids and there is some crazy stuff out there. One “advisor” said that it is not normal for kids to be having tantrums at age 3 and they should be taken to their doctor to see if counseling or follow-up procedures are needed. Another person trying to get some help said her daughter was a sweet kid but she was “spirited”. Like one minute she was fine but the next she had too much energy and it caused her to act out. I’ve never heard of anyone calling their kid spirited in the sense like that. When I was reading it I thought she was talking about her kid could talk to the spirits. And finally, my favorite. The parent whose 9 year old is still throwing tantrums. I will definitely not be blogging if my son is 9 and still throwing tantrums because I will have to be carted off to the looney bin because I will not be able to handle that.

I went to hell Wal-Mart the other day after a horrible day with the monkey. It was about 6pm on a Sunday night and I looked like the walking dead. I’m glad I didn’t see anyone I knew because I looked horrible, I felt emotionally horrible and I didn’t want to deal with anyone. I had called my dad on the way their to tell him to let my mom know I wouldn’t be walking with her that night and I almost started crying. What can I say. Your parents can bring out the emotions that you can’t bring out at home.

Work has been ridiculous lately. I don’t know if everyone got their tax return money or what but we have been so busy. I can’t seem to keep up with everything that is going on. I’m sure that is helping my sleepless nights.

The other day my kid kicked me out of my own bed. He was hogging my side so I went out in the living room to sleep and guess what? He found me. At 5 in the freaking morning. Ridiculous. It was bad enough I couldn’t even sleep in my own bed, let alone getting woke up way to damn early for a Sunday. Ridiculous.

A little music thing that has been annoying me lately. Everyone puts their name in their song. I don't care who sings it. I don't buy music. I don't need to know your name! And the new Usher song 'OMG'. Stupid. I don't even like using the text words like that and LOL and other things like that. Don't name your song that. And the new Demi Moore/Miley Cyrus movie is named LOL. Oh dear.

I guess that is probably enough random today. To see more check out the best random in town…Keely over at

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The way we use our words

This week’s spin cycle is about words. So today I will give you a few gems my 3-year-old uses and the context sometimes surrounding his words!

When I asked him the other day if he wanted fish sticks or chicken nuggets he told me he wanted chickaladas. Apparently he decided he wanted enchiladas instead of the choices I gave him!

When at the zoo last week he continuously told me, whoa this is awesome. It was so cute to hear him talking like a big kid!

At the park I told him he could climb the toy by himself but I needed to be by him in case he started to fall. And he told me he wasn’t going to bump his noggin!

Of course, with the good there is always the bad.

The other day when his dad was getting after him to put his crap away (in dad’s words) Leo decided to be cute (read: Not cute) and said I’m not gonna put my crap away.

He also has started saying ga-ga head. Which we think he is actually trying to say ca-ca head. I’m guessing he learned this at school because I know we don’t say that word.
And with potty training comes potty humor. He loves to talk about his butt whenever he can. He refuses to say buns or bottom when he is referring to that part of his body but we have just started to ignore him when he says it so he will realize that it’s not going to rile us up anymore. And finally we know he watches too much tv but sometimes we just need a break. Here are the things that he likes to say from what he has learned from tv.

ALVIN—shouting like Dave from Alvin and the Chipmunks

Whenever we get into the car he always yells, “seatbelts buckled like the Little Einsteins.” At least this one has taught him a valuable lesson!

And how can I forget the most famous line in our house currently. It comes from the movie Little Giants. “You can’t pitch to Johnny. I’m Johnny.” He thinks that this is the funniest thing in the world and whenever he says it he busts up laughing! So there’s my spin on words. They can make you laugh and make you cringe. But it’s nice to know that even little kids have personalities and it shows in the way they use their words! If you want to read other peoples take on words go check out

Saturday, April 10, 2010

5-5 Dollar Foot Long

That's normally what I think about when I think of 5 but over at she got tagged and had to answer 5 questions. I don't blog much on Saturdays because I feel like I'm always at work, so I figured I could slap this up here, post it for Saturday and Bob's your uncle. Well, actually Bob is my uncle, but that's a story for a different day. (he is my uncle, but not much of a story. It just sounded good!) we go! Let's have some fun!

Question 1: Where were you five years ago?
1..Here in my house
2..Going to college
3..Working at the same job
4..Sitting with the same hubby and dog
5..Does anyone see a pattern?

Question 2: What is (was) on your to-do list today?
1..Go to work (check)
2..Read blogs (check)
3..Clean the kitchen (check)
4..Order pizz (Oh my gosh...I can't wait. I 've been craving it since Tuesday!)
5..Exercise (need to because see above!)

Question 3: What five snacks do you enjoy?
1..Peanut butter cookie dough ice cream (thanks alot Amy!)
2..French fries
3..Onion Rings
5..Deviled Eggs

Question 4: what five products do you use everyday?
1..Emachines (my computer)
2..Sony (my tv)
3..Huggies (pull-ups! but hopefully not for much longer!!!!)
4..Charmin (hehe)
5..LG(my phone)

Question 5: What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
1..Build a commune so my family could all have giant houses by each other!
2..Be a stay at home mom. But the good kind that actually teaches her kid stuff!
3..Hire a housekeeper
4..Probably have an in-home movie theater. Because honestly, that would be amazing!
5..Have a personal trainer and gym in my house. Because I wouldn't have to share gym equipment with the peasants! :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Weight Watchers Friday and a Spin Cycle

It’s Friday and I’m still fat so that means it’s Weight Watchers Friday! Today marks my halfway point in my 10 week session. My weight loss goal for the 10 week period is 12 pounds. Through last weigh-in I was down a total of 7 pounds. This week was a little tougher because I just wasn’t as careful as I had been the past weeks. It also was my first weekend that I had actual activities planned. I went to a bridal shower that was a brunch and then we headed to Dodge City for a family Easter weekend. All had amazing food and it was well worth using my bonus points for the weekend. But then they were almost all used up and so if I went over any on any other days I had not many left to work with. I did exercise a lot throughout the week and “earned” 20 extra exercise points, but because my instructor says she advises not to use those I was trying not to. But I guess as long as I don’t go over those points as well I should at least break even. And I’m ok with that. I can’t lose every week. But if I gain, there will be hell to pay. I’m just saying.

Starting Weight: 159.8
Last Weeks Weight: 152.4
This Weeks Weight: 152.4
Total Weight Loss: 7.4 pounds

This week’s spin was about appearance so I am going to throw a few things about appearance in here and call it a spin!

· My appearance has been changing and I like it. I have noticed I can see the crevices in my cheekbones again. These were always a good feature that I had.
· My hourglass figure is (slowly) returning. I noticed it most when I was wearing a tighter t-shirt with some yoga pants. And actually a family member noticed it as well. That makes me happy!
· My work clothes fit better. Our work clothes are crappy to begin with and not very flattering, but especially when you are between sizes they are most unflattering. Because I am dropping sizes the clothes are laying nicer so I feel better about my appearance at work and I think it is making work more enjoyable.
· I am getting compliments and just that is enough to make me continue on my journey.

To see other people’s ideas and opinions on appearances check out Jen over at

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Crazy Kansas weather

So the beginning of the week had beautiful weather for us. I think it was tricking us to think that spring had sprung. But the weather was in the upper 70s to low 80s. It was like we had hit the jackpot! I wore a tanktop and yoga pants to go on a 3+mile walk on Tuesday and I was sweating. Big time! So, naturally I was off Wednesday and mother nature decided to throw me a little curveball. I have been trying to find a time to take monkey to the zoo and I figured Wednesday would be perfect. I would take care of my housekeeping in the morning and then pick him up early from daycare so we could hit the zoo. Enter foreboding music. Wednesday morning comes around and the sun is trying to peek through the clouds but it is still windy. Then lunchtime comes and the sun is no longer visible and the wind has picked up tremendously. I still decide to go because it's free (we have a membership) and if we only stay for a little bit it's fine. Well I take my heavy jacket and take the monkeys heavy jacket and a blanket. We definitely needed it. We were at the zoo for almost 2 hours! We definitely made the trip worthwhile but it was FREEZING! 2 things were interesting about this trip. 1 was that there was what looked to be a high school group in the indoor elephant/rhino area and the zookeepers were showing the group tricks the elephants could do. So we got a bonus of seeing that. The second thing was that there are a number of indoor areas that we could visit like the reptiles/frogs, the gorillas, the other monkeys, the new tiger exhibit and indoor exhibit for the elephants/rhinos. So even though it was really cold we could make a few indoor stops and warm up. I did check the temperature when we got home. 42 degrees. Yep. Crazy Kansas weather. Going from 82 on Tuesday to 42 on Wednesay. Priceless.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I honestly don't have a lot to say today. I really just don't want to do housework. I am off work today and I need to clean up the kitchen and clean the bathroom. I should also be doing laundry but I am feeling very lazy. I guess I feel like on my days off I should get to have actual days off instead of "work" days off. Oh well, it needs to get done. I wish I had a cleaning lady. How amazing would that be? I wouldn't even have to worry about the cleaning nonsense and I could lay in bed all day and watch the episodes of Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood that I have taped. But nooooooo I have to get up and do work! I sometimes also wonder what it would be like if I were a stay at home mom. I would probably be horrible at it other than the cooking part because I would shove the monkey in his room and say, mommy needs her Tori and Dean fix! haha! That would be the life. Or even better, he could already be in school and I could continue to be a stay at home mom so I could do a little cleaning here and there but still get my tv fix. Yep. that solves it. My husband needs to get a much better paying job or we could win the lottery. Ahhh to dream!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Oh my random

All I could think of when thinking of a title was Huckleberry Hound singing oh my darling. Why? Don't ask me, ask my brain that doesn't always function like I would like it to! I guess this is a great start to random Tuesdays! Check out Keely to see her random at, but before you do finish mine!

Got home from Dodge last night. While we were there I weighed myself and I was down 3 pounds. I don't know if it was all the junk food I was eating or if the inlaws scale is that different. I'm hoping that the junk food caused me to lose weight so I can use that in a "scientific study" to help people like me not to have to eat healthy!

It is supposed to be in the upper 70s to low 80s yesterday and today. And then Wednesday, when I'm off and was going to take darling monkey to the zoo, it's supposed to rain and be in the 50s. Yeah, that's pretty awesome! And I was really hoping to go to the zoo because they are supposed to be welcoming their 15millionth customer and they win a lifetime membership to the zoo and free tickets to an event at the new arena in town. That would be awesome!

But while the weather is nice we are going to definitely enjoy some more outdoor time!

And baseball started on Sunday. And the Royals home opener was yesterday. Even though they lost they showed some promise! So awesome!

How is it that one day you can feel like your child is the best ever and then the next day it takes everything you have not to strangle them? Yeah, that's what happens when you go for almost a week with no potty accidents and then in 1 day they have 2 at school and then pee on the floor when they get home. Awesome.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Things that should be free

I went to the local library today and I checked out the newest Chelsea Handler book, "Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang." I went to use the card that is attached to my keys so I didn't have to dig in my wallet. I knew that was my sons, but seeing that he's my responsibility I didn't figure it would matter whose card was used. Well apparently it does. They wouldn't let me use it and so I ended up having to dig anyways. Then I asked if I could get a new card so I could put it on my keychain and they told me it would be $3. Now, $3 is not a lot of money, but when library cards are FREE and I am still using one that is signed with my maiden name I figured they could splurge and give me a new one. He told me unless the card no longer worked I would have to pay. So, I think before I make my next trip to the library I am going to let my son play with the scissors and my library card. Only they'll still probably make me pay. So stupid.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Happy Easter to everyone! I will give you an overview of what the last 36 hours has entailed for me.

I got off work Friday at 5. I hurried and picked up the monkey and made it home to start preparing the food I needed to make for a joint bridal shower I was attending/helping set-up for. I made a sausage and egg bake that was supposed to serve 6. I doubled the recipe because we were told there would be close to 50 people at the shower. It ended up filling a cake sized pan and an 8x8 pan. Obviously that would serve more than 12. I then had to find room in the fridge for it because it was an overnight bake. Then I proceeded to make 2 loaves of banana bread because I had some over-ripe bananas and who doesn't want to be an overachiever when they have 15 other things that need to get done! :) I finally fell into bed around 10:30 knowing that I would have to start the morning early to finish preparing everything for the shower and packing to go visit the inlaws in Dodge City.

Got a rude awakening about 6 the next morning. My stomach was killing me. Hit the restroom and got out about 6:15. The hubby got up around 6:30 to start getting ready for work. I asked him to not dawdle in the bathroom because I wasn't feeling well (remember, only 1 bathroom). He said ok but my stomach started to hurt the minute he locked the door. I didn't know what to do so I had to make an actual call to nature. I popped a squat in the backyard. Thank goodness it was dark so that way I would see my dignity leaving me and no one else could see me either. I came back inside and of course dear hubby was out of the bathroom. (and if there are family members reading this please do not mention this to me. EVER.) Still mortified I couldn't even face him. I just started going about my business (the cooking, not the business). I got the monkey up and ready so my dad could watch him for the morning so I could finish everything and go to the bridal shower sans terror. After both my boys left I popped the casserole into the oven and I decided I needed to partake in a little exercise. I did the 30-Day shred. What an invigorating middle of my morning (8:30) to jump start the heart! I then finished my laundry, got me and the monkey packed and headed to the shower at 10.

The shower went surprisingly fast for there being 2 women opening so many presents! (jealous!) I ate too many weight watchers points but it was well worth it and since Friday I have earned 7 exercise points and will use all 35 of my bonus points so I should still be in the clear! My aunt makes the most delicious french toast bake and the 13 points on 2 slices was totally awesome! And the fact that I get it once every 2 years makes it ok in my book! Got home by about 1, about the same time as the hubby. He finished getting his stuff together and our little family hit the road about 2. After a long trip of my stomach being upset The. Entire. Way. we got to Dodge about 5:15. Got changed and hit, of course, the local Mexican restaurant about 6. I decided to eat a hamburger instead of the greasy Mexican food and it was delicious! We then headed to the church (at 7:20) to go for our neices baptism. Mass was supposed to start at 8:20. Of course with a 3yo it is difficult to do anything for very long, especially when his bedtime is 8. so by 9 he was acting like a terror. Mass had barely started and we headed for the door. We went back to the inlaws house and I put Leo to bed. I was ready for bed by 10:30 since I had been up all day. At one point I heard the girls screaming so I got up thinking that we had slept the whole night. Nope, it was 1:30. in the morning. I couldn't believe it. I went back to bed only to be woken up again at 2:30 by my hubby when he came to bed. So of course, his family wouldn't be waking up until late the next day so again, we would have to be trying to keep the monkey quiet while they were all sleeping.

Fade to next morning...of course the monkey woke up at 6:30. It is now after 8 and I am trying desperately to keep him quiet. He of course does not want to and I don't blame him. He has already worn out the newness of his Easter basket and the small bedroom that we are in sandwiched between 2 rooms of sleeping people is not boding well for us. I hope everyone else wakes up soon so that we can leave the confines of the bedroom. And I want to not waste my only other day off for the weekend cooped up in a bedroom. Depending on how long they stay asleep I might take him out for a walk.

Sorry for such a lengthy post. Thanks to everyone who finished :) I hope everyone has an awesome Easter weekend!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Weight Watchers week 3

Ok. So done with week 3. I guess technically because they consider your 1st meeting your first week then this would be week 4, but because this was my 3rd weigh in from the start I am considering it week 3! I have seen a lot of changes mentally and physically.

Starting weight: 159
Last week: 153
This week: 152
Total weight loss: 7.4 pounds

A few things that have changed in the last 3 weeks that I have been participating in weight watchers. I have been much better about choosing foods that fit in a well balanced diet instead of just choosing whatever is in front of me. I have also really cut back on portion control. I have realized that the amount of food that we consume on an everyday basis is ridiculously out of whack! But sometimes I miss those ridiculously sized portions! I have also gotten better about making myself workout. Even if it is just stepping on my wii board for 20-30 minutes. Instead of just sitting on my rear watching tv with the hubby I have decided that I will use that time to embarrass myself in front of him! I’m just kidding, I don’t embarrass myself…well sometimes when my clumsy self trips while trying to step and watch tv! And I even went on a walk during my lunch hour yesterday! I sweated (but not too much!) and got completely windblown, but I knew that I wouldn’t get home until 8:30 and I probably wouldn’t want to work out when I got home, so I figured I should. I went to a park that is right across from where I work and walked 2 laps around it. It only took 30 minutes so I even had a little time for myself. But my most favorite change is the one where people see me and comment about weight loss. I had a regular customer come in last night and she asked me if I had lost weight. I don’t always see it when I look in the mirror so a change noticeable enough where a customer notices is nice. I have also had my mother and my dear sister-in-law (to be) make comments. And they feel good! I appreciate them as long as they are sincere and not forced! I may not have lost as much weight this week but I am still motivated! So week 3 and still going strong!

I have a lot going on this weekend (a bridal shower and of course Easter in Dodge) so I probably won't be posting as much or even being able to respond to other posts so I hope everyone has a happy Easter and I will be back next week!