Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Bad Blogger

My name is Tammy, AKA - The Not so Perfect Momma, AKA - The Bad Blogger. I really wanted to do a much better job at keeping up with this blog on a weekly basis but I am just having a hard time finding the spare time. I really have no idea how the "Super Moms" do it all .

Things have been going pretty well at the Homestead. We think, hope, pray that Jeff is in remission from Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He will be having another PET scan in a few weeks that will answer that question.

When his treatments ended we decided to celebrate as a family and took the kids out of school for 3 wks and went to Disney World and the Keys. It was a Great Vacation! Can't wait to do it again :)

My 7 year old has started piano lessons which are going really well. I tried to pay close attention during the first lesson so I could help her out but I was totally lost. She is a much better student than I ever was. Next week Soccer starts up and then Swimming...

I am trying really hard to find more Balance in my Life, is this possible? I will let you know how it works out. Between Work, Kids and their activities, Yard work, Barn and Animals, and an ever growing To-Do-List it seems near impossible.

To end this Rambling I have to share a new favorite of mine - Creme Brulee.... OMG, Love it :)

*** Need to start that diet soon !! ***

Time to start the count down for the next vacation !

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Stealing - 2-5-12

26) Are you happy with the person you've become?


27) What's a sound you hate; sound you love?

The alarm clock in the morning - Hate it! My girls saying, " I Love You, Momma" Love it!

28) What's your biggest "what if"?

I have no desire to even think of "what if" If my "what if" were any different I would not have the family I have now.

29) Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?

No and No.

30) Stick your right arm out; what do you touch first? Do the same with your left arm.

TV Remote, Camera

31) Smell the air. What do you smell?

Fire in the fireplace, Love that smell.

32) What's the worst place you have ever been to?
Macon, Georgia

33) Choose: East Coast or West Coast?


34) Most attractive singer of your opposite gender?

Tim Mcgraw
35) To you, what is the meaning of life?


36) Define: Art.

If I look at something and it makes me happy or it stirs some sort of emotion out of me, I consider it Art.

37) Do you believe in luck?

Yes, to a certain degree.

38) Patriots or Giants? Or, who gives a rat's ass?

Giants! Because I HATE the Patriots and their coach! Love Peyton's little brother!

39) Will you watch the game? If yes, with who?

All day long ~ Friends and Family

40) Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?

Yes and Yes

41) What was the last book you read?

The Pioneer Women's Autobiography

42) Do you like the smell of gasoline?


43) Do you have any nicknames?

Yes, "T"

44) What was the last movie you saw?

Watched Dr. Dolittle last night with the kids, I thought I would like that movie, but I could not wait for it to be over.

45) What's the worst injury you've ever had?

Dislocated Knee cap with torn ACL

46) Have you ever caught a butterfly?


47) Do you have any obsessions right now?

My obsessions are always changing.... right now it is Pinterest.

48) What's your sexual orientation?

That is my business.

49) Ever had a rumor spread about you?

I sure have, it sucks!

50) Do you believe in magic?


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Stealing - 1-29-12

Today we ripped off a blogger named Kyogres from the blogHero of the BlueFlames. It's long so we will do it in parts. It was stolen fromNerdish.But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of co
urse, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time.
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Sunday Stealing: The 99′er Meme: Part 1

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1) Put your iTunes on shuffle. Give me the first 6 songs that pop up.

Merle Haggard- I think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink

Jimmy Buffett - A Pirate Looks at 40

Henry Lee Summer - I Wish I Had a Girl That Walked Like That

Daughtry - I Walk The Line

Guns N Roses - Sweet Child of Mine

Alan Jackson - Drive

2) If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?

This answer changes everyday... Clint Eastwood

3) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17.

"With Spiral CT, the entire thorax can be examined in a single breath-hold."

4) What do you think about most?

The Family and Vacation Time

5) What does your latest text message from someone else say?

"Hey there, Miss you too, think about you a lot. So proud of our little nerds! LOL

6) Do you sleep with or without clothes on?

T-shirt and Boxers

7) What’s your strangest talent?

Hmm... not sure if I have one or not. I am pretty good at picking up things with my toes - does that count as strange.

8) Women….

Most are beautiful

9) Ever had a poem or song written about you?

Back in college someone wrote me a poem, I think I still have it in a shoe box.

10) When is the last time you played the air guitar?

Years and years ago.

11) Do you have any strange phobias?

I really really Hate Clowns!!!

12) Ever stuck a foreign object up your nose?


13) What’s your religion?

Raised Methodist - Now, Baptist

14) If you are outside, what are you most likely doing?

Yard work or Feeding the Animals

15) Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?

I love taking pictures!

16) Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band?

Rolling Stones

17) What was the last lie you told?

I told someone I was sorry - The guy was a Jerk but I wasn't in the place to tell him what I really thought.

18) Do you believe in karma?

It's a Bitch!

19) What does your URL mean?

I guess it means Me, ??? Don't have a clue.

20) What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength?

Sounds like a job interview question. Weakness = Chocolate, Strength= Work Ethic.

21) Who is your celebrity crush?

George Clooney.

22) Have you ever gone skinny Dipping?


23) How do you vent your anger?

It builds and builds and builds, and then when I am about ready to explode I bite my tongue and let it build a little longer.... and them ((((BOOM))))) the s*%$ hits the fan. Doesn't happen too often, thank goodness.

24) Do you have a collection of anything?

Santas, Snowmen, and Willow Tree figurines.

25) Do you prefer talking on the phone or video chatting?

I have never video chatted before.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Don't Worry Be Happy

Last week was not a good week. Looking back there was not one event that made it bad - there was just no Fun or excitement. I went to Work and the time just dragged slowly... Everyone is stressed , at Home things were just blah, I blame the weather and I blame myself for not being creative and being a lazy Mom.

Last Friday was the end of a miserable week and I decided to change that. I decided I needed to change and become the Cool Mom again and to return to my Happy Go Lucky Self. As of Tuesday morning this has worked well for me. I survived a Monday at work and the kids think their Mom Rocks. All is back on track.

Sometimes you just need to take a moment to get back on track and remember to Don't worry and be Happy!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Stealing - 1-22-12

Today we ripped off a blogger named Tense Teacher of the blog Tense for a Reason. (Yes we know that we've ripped her off not so long ago as well. It's pretty amazing since she stopped posting in 2007. But that's where we live as a thief). Also, it's long so we'll do it in parts. She does not say where she got it from. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time.Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

36. Have you watched American Horror Story? No.

I know I am in the minority, but I just can't get into any movie about vampires or anything that is not real. Have no desire to see those movies.

37. Baseball hat or toque?

What is a toque???? In the summer I practically live in a baseball cap.

38. Do you shampoo or soap up first in the shower?

39. Wet the toothbrush or brush dry with the toothpaste?

40. Pen or pencil?
It depends, I like them both

41. Have you ever gambled at a casino?

Yes, I use to love to go and play the slots. I went about 6 times and won every time... When it comes to gambling I am cheap - I would always take only about $50 and I would bring home about $500-$600 each time. That is why I loved it! The last time I went, about 4 years ago, I lost about $60 and I have never been back.

42. Have you thrown up on a plane? NO.

43. Have you thrown up in a car? Kind of.

This was back in my college days... My best friend always tells this story - I guess she thinks it is funny. We were ending a night of partying and were at the White Castle drive through ... (I bet you know where I am going with this story... ) I was sitting in the shot gun seat and she was the driver. She starts placing the order and as soon as I heard that - I rolled down the window and hung my body outside the car and start puking.... It did not even phase my friend, she even asked for extra napkins :)

44. Have you thrown up at work?

Funny you should ask. Just last week. I either work in a Doctors office or Hospital. During the times when I was pregnant I had a hard time with bad body odors on patients.... or if I would hear the noise of a patient getting suctioned or a patient hacking up something - I would either puke or almost puke... I know I am not pregnant so I have no idea why I puked last week - the odor was just too much for me to handle I guess.

45. Do you scream on roller coasters?

No, I laugh - I laugh really hard :) Love roller coasters!

46. How many shoes do you have?

I use to have a lot more, each time I had a baby my foot went up 1 size. I had to get rid of a lot of shoes. Let me go and count - 15
47. Who was your first roommate?

A girl named Kelly. We were team mates at IU.

48. What alcoholic beverage did you drink when you got drunk for the first time?

Bartles and James - berry wine cooler. It wasn't until my freshmen year at IU ~
I was a good girl in high school. Just in case you are reading this - Thank You, Brent Talcott :) We were friends in high school and he came to one of my Volleyball games. After the game
he invited me to go out with him and some of his friends... He asked me what I liked to drink and I said, " I'll drink anything" . That was my first time to get drunk - I don't know if he even knew that. Anyway, he has always been a great guy and made sure I made it back to the dorm in one piece.

49. What was your first job?

My first job was a paper route that I had during the Blizzard of 1978. I think I quit after that winter.
50. What was your first car?

It was a 1983 Cutlas Cierra.

51. When did you go to your first funeral?

My Grandmas. I think I was about 5 or 6

52. How old were you when you first moved away from your hometown?

I officially moved away when I was 30. I really do miss it. When I was younger it was the best! When I moved away things started changing for the worse. People started moving into the town who did not want to take care of their property and also the crime rate started increasing. I wish it could have stayed the same - there are so many great people still living there and the town is nice and the location is so close to downtown and the airport. Speedway, Indiana - I do miss you.

53. Who was your first grade teacher?

My memory is gone. I can't think of her name. :(

54. Where did you go on your first airplane ride?

Disney World

55. When you snuck out of your house for the first time, who was it with?

Leann Webb. I was about 14 and it was the night before the Indy 500. I grew up about 3 blocks from the track. We left my house about midnight and walked down and around the track. Looking back ~ How stupid was I !!!! I would just die if one of my girls would do that. It is not the safest place in the world for any girl to be - especially at 14. I am sure my paybacks with my kids will be a major Bitch!

56. Who was your first best friend and are you still friends with them?

My first best friend was Marilyn Martin. I guess our friendship fizzled between 6th and 7th grade. It was a really stupid deal and we just quit talking. I recently reconnected with her thanks to facebook. We had a lot of good times growing up and I will always treasure those memories. I remember her always leaving for about 3 weeks every summer to go to Canada, I hated that, it seemed like such a long time to be without your best friend.

57. Where did you live the first time you moved out of your parents’ house?

Bloomington, Indiana

58. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day?

I will talk to Jeff first and when he has heard enough I usually call Mom.

59. Whose wedding were you in the first time you were a bridesmaid or a groomsmen?

My best friend, Tammy.

60. What is the first thing you do in the morning?

Bathroom, Get coffee started, take Dog out, Girls breakfast , get dressed, My coffee and Cheerios, laptop for 10 minutes, get the girls dressed, out the door to drop off one at school and then work for me. That is the first hour of my day.

61. What was the first concert you attended?

Do I dare say..... Kenny and Dolly back in the late 70's

62. First tattoo or piercing?

Ears pierced in 6th grade and I was 21 when I got my first and only tattoo.

63. First celebrity crush?

Probably Bo Duke - The Dukes of Hazzard. John Schneider. My parents even took me to the State Fair to see him in concert. :)

Why do weekends always come and go so quickly, makes me sad.