Friday, January 28, 2011

5 Question Friday

Thought I would link up with this and try something different :) Next week I might try the wordless Wednesday.

1. If you had $1,000 to donate to a charity, which would you choose?

This is a hard one... I love animals and would love to help the Humane Society but for $1,000 I think I would choose the Make a Wish Foundation.

2. Snow days: Do you welcome them happily or are they a pain in your butt?

Right now I happily welcome Snow Days. However, it is a pure selfish reason - I get to sleep in !!! Don't get me wrong, I love having the girls home with me but sometimes you just need a break from "Momma, Momma, Momma!!!" UGH!!!

3. What talent did you wish you had and why?

Musical. I hate the fact that I can't learn guitar and banjo!!! My fingers just don't work right and it is not for lack of trying. I wish I wish I wish I could play! Check out this video ~ Very Cool!

4. Are you a news, politics or celebrity gossip junkie?

News and politics not so much. I do like watching Entertainment Tonight and TMZ so I guess that might make me a Celebrity Gossip Junkie. I love to see what the celebs are doing, what they are wearing and what is in their Fridge :)

5. What is your favorite "cocktail"? (Are you a beer person, a kiddie cocktail junkie, or perhaps your more the "Cosmo" kind?! Anything flies...doesn't hafta be alcoholic!)

My drink of choice is always a Coke followed by Tea. I really don't drink alcohol too much anymore (We still have the same case of beer in our garage fridge from last May) How sad! But if we go out I will usually get a beer or a glass of Merlot.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Disturbing - (adj.)
agonizing, alarming, annoying, bothersome, depressing, disagreeable, disconcerting, disquieting, distressful, distressing, excruciating, grievous, interfering, irksome, irritating, nerve-racking, painful, perturbing, saddening, startling, teasing, terrible, tormenting, troublesome, troubling, unsettling, untoward, worrisome, worrying.

I usually do not write about too many (dark) subjects, however, it has been awhile since I have worked a night shift and now at 3am as I bang my head against the wall to try and stay awake I find myself slipping towards the dark and Disturbing.

My first mistake was leaving my Food Network Channel and stopping at MSNBC. I have always been intrigued by the police shows and I started watching "Behind Bars at the Las Vegas Correctional Prison" I guess I am glad I did not go into police work - I strongly believe in capital punishment and if it were up to me there would not be any crowded jails. Also, why should we have to provide (them) with a nice meal of their choice before death??? Did their victim get that same treatment???

Today I was standing in line at Walmart and noticed one of the magazines with a picture of Elton John and his new baby boy. Now I love Elton John! I have seen him in concert- Love his music! But should he really be a dad??? I don't know??Yes I am a Big Republican and I do believe marriage should be between and man and woman... but I do have several gay friends and you can't deny the Love that they share. It is not the fact that Elton is Gay that disturbs me so much - from what I have heard/seen... He is way too unstable and the thought of him raising a child, well - it is very disturbing to me!

Toddlers and Tiaras - I guess this is a TV show. I only saw a preview of the next show but it is over the top disturbing to me! I have nothing against getting your little girl all dressed up for the local fair contest or even letting her try and audition for commercials, but this pageant thing is nuts! These mothers have their little girls with make-up just caked on and the way they are dressed.... they are not even cute anymore - they look like little freaks - very disturbing!

My parents- 82 combined years of putting into social security. Jeff and I - 60 years of putting into social security-----> Some no account woman at Walmart getting tons of brand named groceries with food stamps and then getting $800 returned to her from the cashier, Young punk kids getting their disability checks who are healthier than me, Drug Abusers and Abusers of the system - Don't work, Don't want a Job and yet the Government keeps rewarding these people and keeps telling them it is ok to sit on your a$$ because someone else will pay. DISTURBING!

The fact that more and more Spanish is showing up on my boxes of food, new products I buy - the instruction manuals are in like 4 languages and English is usually in the back, When you call for service on your cell phone or cable tv - you have to press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish... and then you talk to someone from India who you can never understand... well, you guessed it, disturbing.

Now on a much lighter side -

Charlie Sheen ~ Successful, good lucking... his behavior is disturbing!

Rosie O'Donnell ~ Will always and forever be disturbing!
Clowns ~ They freak me out therefore they are disturbing!

I Love John Mellencamp! But for him to leave Elaine for Meg??? Disturbing!
Anyone who knows me knows this for sure - That Burger King Guy is DISTURBING!

Sorry about about this unusual posting from me. I know, very Disturbing. I think I have been watching too much News this week and it has just beat me down. There was an Indianapolis Police Officer shot and killed recently and I watched a video of his (suspect) talking... made me so mad! And then the shooting of Congresswoman Gifford! We need some good News in the World!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ice Cream and Soup

Part 1

As my fat a$$ sits in bed watching American Idol and eating Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream I am wondering if my desire to get back into healthy eating and exercise is ever gonna kick in ~??? I can do so good for weeks on end and then it just all falls apart for no good reason...

Usually Ice Cream is not a weakness of mine. If I could pin point it I would say chocolate and fried chicken (Paula Dean Food) always seem to get me into trouble.

To make things worse, I have recently re-kindled my Love for cooking and have been doing a lot of it lately with pretty good results. The key for me is to cook with LOVE. (I know that sounds kinda gay) - but it is true! I use to try and do too many things while cooking (dishes, laundry, house keeping...) By just focusing on the food all of a sudden this girl can cook. However, I really need to find a good cookbook with low fat recipes and get this "Life Style Change" started. I will do that as soon as Jeff and I use our BW3 gift card ;-)

Part 2

Well my Fat a$$ is back in bed watching the second night of American Idol. Only this time time I used my spoon for something healthy ~ I was reading some of my favorite blogs this morning and came across this recipe at Chicken Tortilla Soup - It is so Delicious and very Easy! If you love to cook or read blogs - check out her website - she has done a Great job with recipes which include a ton of pictures which I love.

Well it is back to watching American Idol and missing Simon. I like the new judges, but it is not the same without Mr. Cowell.


Please Pray for Joanne

Please pray for Joanne and her family!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Growing Old!

I will say it again and again... getting old is a Bitch!

This week it really hit me just how quickly we age and how time just flies by.

I have been having some problems with my vision lately... so I went to the eye doctor and one of the things that came out of her mouth was "age-related", immediately that put me in a mood. I remember back in 2007 when my OB doctor said I needed to have some tests done because of my age and then 2 years ago I had to start having mammograms. Lets not even mention the arthritis that prevents me from jumping out of bed in the morning!

Now since I have embraced motherhood some things have changed, I will be the first to admit that I have let myself go. I have lost the 3 F's! I am no longer Fit, Fashionable, or Fabulous. I have not lost the baby weight (yet) and my fashion tends to be Walmart generated. Maybe on a given day one could call me fabulous. ;)

Now up until I turned 40 I would always get carded for alcohol and I would get the occasional cat calls and looks from the opposite sex. I remember getting home from work several years ago and telling Jeff about this patient I had who was in his 20's who called me a MILF. I had no idea what that meant and when I found out I acted like it was just the worst thing ever but deep down I was like... -cool -

Well... I guess you could say that I was feeling sorta down in the dumps this week about getting older and needing glasses... blah blah blah... Jeff and I were at the Walmart and we went our separate ways in the store. I had Caroline with me and some old guy came up to me and wanted to give me money to buy my daughter some nice toys. He was hard to get away from and I felt sorry for him. I thought he was just a "nice old Vet who was a little confused". I walked away and saw Jeff who pointed out the old guys hat - FBI (female body inspector) Nice.

The next day I ran to the dump to get rid of some junk. I am throwing some stuff down into the land fill when this younger guy comes up to me and asked me this - "Hey Sweetheart, Do you Gots yourself a Man?" I got back in my car and instead of crying I just started laughing... My days have come and gone and now it is my job to protect my girls from the FBI and creepy junkyard men. I am getting older but I refuse to go down without a good fight.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy 2011

Well it is that time a year where most of us make all of those Resolutions that we can never keep. Most of my friends have the "Lose 10 pounds" and "Get Organized" as their top Resolutions. Normally, I fall right into that ... I start out with the best of intentions and I eat right and I work out and I am doing good and then it usually goes to h#@* ! I will put full blame on my Love for Chicken Wings, Chocolate, and real Coke. ( Ohh, and my toasted PBJ before bed-time)

Here is a Top 10 list I found on Google -

The Top Ten Resolutions List

This year I am going to make my goals somewhat easier to attain. 10 lb weight loss? I don't think so. I think I will try not to go up another size in clothes = Maintain. Avoid the daily weigh ins, and instead of "dieting" just eat when I am hungry.

Drink more Water!!!!!

A lot of people want to try and quit smoking and drinking. I don't smoke and I hardly ever drink. This year I am going to try and find the time to consume a few more beers with my husband and even sit and smoke a cigar with him while watching the sunset by a campfire.

"Get Organized" ??? I think it would be hard for me to improve here. I think Jeff would like it if I were a little more unorganized.

Save more $$$ This past year we have really watched our spending. I went from working full-time to working part-time so we have had to make some adjustments. I am so Happy because now we are debt free (except for the house)

Be less Crabby! I think it is a getting older thing for me - I don't always wake up in the best of moods and it takes me a few hours to snap out of it and be "normal" I will blame this on arthritis and sinus problems.

Becoming more fit. I use to be fit, I use to be in great shape and I was actually at one time a college athlete. Why does it take so long to become fit but it takes such a short time to become unfit???

I Do Enjoy Life and I don't think I really need to spend more time with my Family - Most of the time I just work 2 days a week and the rest of the time I am doing something with my Family.

Help People - If you are my friend and you ask me for help I will be there. I am not going to go out in the world and search for people to help... I believe that is a problem in our Country, I think we offer our help to too many other countries when we should focus on our own.

Learn something New - I like this one! I have always wanted to learn to quilt. This will be a major learning experience for me because I can't even sew a button on. (Seriously) I have already been trying to learn new cooking techniques and I also want to learn more about guns and to become an even better marks(woman). Jeff loves that one ;)

I guess those are my Resolutions for 2011. Succeed or Fail I just wish for Health and Happiness for my entire Family and Friends.