Sunday Stealing… Aug 14!

The best part of meme’s is that someone else gives you inspiration for what to write. They have gone above and beyond that over at Sunday Stealing. Check it out and play along if you so desire!


Cheers to all of us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The 31 Meme, Part Two: In Memory to Clyde

16. What’s the longest shift that you worked at a job?  I would say, other than 24/7  mommy duty, that my longest shift was 18hours at a restaurant. That is a long shift, but good money!

17. What was the last concert that you attended?  The last concert I attended was in February and I drove 2 hours one way to see the band Tapes n Tapes. It was a good time!

18. What the last DVD (or Blu Ray, of course) movie that you watched? I think that the last actual DVD I watched was Bringing Out the Dead

19. How did you like the film?  I loved it, how can you not love a Martin Scorsese film, that stars Patricia Arquette

20. What comedian do you love?  Richard Pryor, Larry David, any of them, as long as they are good at their job and make me laugh

21. Do you ever sleep in the nude? All the time this summer, with a broken air conditioner and 100 degree weather, its hard not too…. 

22. Have you ever had a long distance relationship?  Yes, my husband and I lived 18 hours apart the first 6 months of our relationship.
23. What do you think of astrology? I think it is interesting, but I don’t really believe in horoscopes. 

24. What’s you’re favorite lyric quote from a song?  “I’ll leave you like your father did” Ouch right!!

25. Tell us something random about yourself. I hate peas.

26. Have ever attended a theme party? If yes, do tell. I can’t say that I have.

27. What is your favorite thing about winter?  The cold weather, making snow men, drinking hot chocolate, watching the snow fall on trees, I love everything about winter! 

28. What was the name of your first pet? my first pet was a cat named Kitty Boy! 

29. What have you done so far this weekend? All sorts of stuff, I completely rearranged my daughters bed room, I did a complete overhaul on my office/dining room so that I could try and jump start my business again. That is a lot for a person who was taken out of work and placed on limited activity.. shhh don’t tell anyone

30. Has your humor ever been called “sick”?  All the time, I worked at a diner once, and one of my coworkers told me I was the most vulgar person he has ever met. Its why my husband and I get along so well really! 

31. If you could have one thing, what would it be? A house! I can’t wait until we get a house… More attainable I would like a Gyro, good thing I will be eating one tomorrow.


Six Word Saturday 8/13/11

Pretty simple to participate, you just describe your life, or something, in only 6 words. Then you go back to Show My Face and link it up. Feel free to check out all the other six words too!

How do you mend broken trust?

At some point, in nearly every relationship there is an issue with trust. It might be small, or it might be a big issue. All you can do is attempt to rebuild that trust, and learn and grow and strengthen your relationship.


Aloha Friday!

Hello again my Friday Friends. I have been AWOL this week, so I am hoping Aloha Friday will snap me back into gear!

For those of you who don’t know, Aloha Friday is a fun meme where you ask a question and other bloggers/friends stop by and answer it!

For more question and answer fun check out An Island Life!


I have a BIG tendenicy of freaking out over things that are either not that big of a deal, or that are out of my control completely. Its one of my biggest character flaws (in my opinion anyway) and it is something that I want to work on to become a better human being.

My question to you, is a two parter, feel free to answer one, both, or none!


How do you let go of things, or not worry about things to begin with?


What is something you feel like you need to work on to become a better you?


Menu Plan Monday Aug 8-Aug 19

Over at I’m An Organizing Junkie, is an amazing thing called Menu Plan Monday. Tons of menus, complete with recipes, and many times shopping lists.

Click on the picture to see 100s of more menus!

Here is my menu, but don’t forget to stop by and check out all of the other menus!


Menu Plan Monday! Week of August 8-August 19

Monday:   Vegetable Ribbon Pasta

Tuesday:  Spaghetti 

Wednesday: Mahi Mahi Tacos

Thursday: Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole (didn’t make it last week)

Friday:  Crock Pot Lasagna 

Saturday:   Pork Cutlets

Sunday:   Left overs, or grilled sandwiches. 



Sunday Stealing!

The best part of meme’s is that someone else gives you inspiration for what to write. They have gone above and beyond that over at Sunday Stealing. Check it out and play along if you so desire!

The Sunday Stealing: The Nasty 31 Meme, Part One

1. What has been you longest love relationship? 
That would be the one I am still in! My husband and I have been together for 6 years and counting!! It feels like 60!
2. What was the last gift that you received?
The last gift I received was a gift card to my local grocery store! Man oh man was I great full!
3. What do you spend your extra cash on?
Movies, things to clutter my home, gel pens (ya I know I have a problem mom!)
4. If you could live anywhere would you live?
Alaska, no doubt about it!  I love the cold winters, and I am sure I would love the wildlife and the seclusion of it all!
5. Who’s your cell provider?
Verizon, and I must say, I am glad I switched from Sprint!
6. What’s your favorite mall store?
I don’t go to the mall, I remember when Target was still part of the mall, can that count?
7. What’s the longest job that you’ve had? (No parenting does not count!)
I worked at a Red Lobster for nearly 2 years, and I worked at a day care center for nearly 2 years. Don’t judge that those are not long periods of times, they were jobs, not my career.
8. If you won the lottery, who’d you call first?
My husband for sure, after that no one… I don’t want friends and relatives I’ve never met before.
9. If you won, how would you spend your money after investments?
I would buy a house, and a dependable car. Then I would go back to school, because there is no way I could not work! I would go insane!
10. When was the last time you went to church (or a religious house)?
The beginning of July, its like a week long event with nature. Ya, lets call it that for now!
11. What’s the biggest lie that you’ve heard?
That Obama isn’t a US citizen. OH or that Bush was the best president we had! ha, that was a big one!
12. When you go out with your friends, where do you go?
Normally to see local music, or Target, but I don’t really have friends and can’t really go to local shows, at local bars all pregnant!
13. When was the last time that you cried?
Probably last night, my head was in excruciating pain! I hope this concussion eases up soon!
14. What food do you hate?
Rice, it looks like maggots, and I imagine it feels like a maggot would sliding down your throat too!
15. What do you like best about yourself?                                                                   I like the fact I speak my mind when I have something to say. Oh, and the fact that I know how to make people feel uncomfortable! 

Don’t forget to come back next week for Part Two of the Nasty 31!

By the way, feel free to follow me on twitter or facebook, the more likes I get, the more likely I am to start giving things away! Who doesn’t like to be given things!

Six Word Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pretty simple to participate, you just describe your life, or something, in only 6 words. Then you go back to Show My Face and link it up. Feel free to check out all the other six words too!

I found out yesterday that I have a mild concussion. I fell in my kitchen on Tuesday, bonking my head on the counter on the way down. I started getting a headache that got worse and worse as each day passed. The doctor said to rest my brain. It will heal quicker if I do things that won’t stimulate it. She suggested, dark quiet rooms, no reading, no watching tv, no house work, no running after a 4 year old. So she didn’t SAY the last one, but she meant it.

How am I supposed to rest my brain when I have a voicetrous 4 year old, a 10month old puppy, and a house full of work that needs to be done?
So you tell me………

How do you rest a brain?

Slow going, but at least I am still going!

It has been a long past couple of days. That is part of the reason why I didn’t do my nightly post yesterday, I was too tired and my brain hurt.

Yesterday was a rough day for sure. I had a tremendous headache, every time I tried to do something my head would hurt more. I took a three hour nap shortly after waking up for the day, didn’t think anything of it. Woke up, a couple hours later I was trying to put laundry away, with an excruciating headache, and ended up falling asleep again! Only two hours this time, but that is a long nap since all I was doing was putting away laundry. An hour or so after that, my head started to hurt so bad that I went to lay down again, this time I had a friend be my alarm clock so I only took a 30 min nap.


I was exhausted, didn’t want to do anything and dinner was fast approaching. I had decided screw dinner. I was not going to make dinner. Janice could have chicken nuggets and Andy could figure out his own dinner, even though he did just work ALL day. That was my plan and I was sticking to it. Made Janice her chicken fingers, but she needed more than that, so I cooked up the broccoli and made a pasta alfredo side (took all of 5 min.) THEN, I remembered I pulled out the fish already. You can’t refreeze fish, you could but you shouldn’t. It creates all sorts of bacteria! Yuck! So then I just knew I had to cook it  up . We don’t have the money to be wasting food like that.

It took 6 min to make my plate, and 6 to make Andy’s. I am proud to say, it was good. Even Andy liked it, and he hates fish. The good thing about Tilapia is that it doesn’t taste like much of anything. It is a great starter fish because it tastes like whatever you put on it. I blackened it so it tasted like spices.



Janice and I made up her before bed routine page, complete with pictures and she loved it. She was so excited, and even followed it to a t. She was in her room by 8:00pm. That never happens. She didn’t fall asleep on her own, I can’t wait until she does. I clean up my kitchen and then went to lay with her. She has a lulaby cd she listens to at night. It has 17 tracks, I always tell her that when the cd is over I am leaving. She tosses and turns, as I rub her tummy or back, for the whole thing. At tack 14 I remind her when its over I am leaving… she is ALWAYS asleep before track 16 starts..little brat.

Good news is, I went to bed with a clean house AGAIN. It was great, Janice picked up the living room and put everything away, before dinner. She was excited to help, it makes her proud of her self.

My head was still in a lot of pain. The head ache seemed to worsen as the day progressed so I emailed my doctor to see what she thought I should do. First thing this morning, I had gotten an email saying the office would call to set up an appointmet, I should be seen right away. They called shortly after opening, to set up my appointment, wanted me to come in right away, but I wasn’t allowed to drive myself. So I had to wait until 3 for Andy to get home so he could drive me!

It was a long day, took a shower, took a nap, went to the doctor. The doctor was very nice, not the usual doctor I see but very nice. She did a series of tests to check out all areas of my brain, I passed. Andy thought it was hilarious!  Janice loved when she did the reflex test. The doctor even checked Janice’s reflexes, she loved that even more. I passed, which is a good thing. The doctor said I have a mild concussion, but nothing that wont work its self  out. She told me to try and rest my brain… dark quiet rooms, no housework, no reading, no watching tv, (Im sure no blogging, but she didn’t say no computer), no housework, no stimulation of the brain basically because it would cause it to strain thus making the healing process that much longer.

We got home from dinner, (we got paid today and I decided I din’t want to cook, a habit we NEED to break.) I took a two hour nap, it was nice. Now, as I am writing this even, I am in the process of getting Janice to sleep. I told her she could sleep on the couch tonight. She was mad, said it wasn’t on the list. I said it was a special night since its a weekend, she was okay with it then. The real reason was that I didn’t want to fight with her, unfortunately we are still fighting over stuff.

All I need to do before I can go to bed is put the dishes away, and wipe down the counters. The living room is clean, the dining room is clean. I am proud of myself that even though I am in a lot of pain, I am still able to do the basics and keep my house clean. I didn’t do my baby step today, but rather then getting mad at myself about it and giving up, I will just do it tomorrow. After all, Slow and Steady wins the race!

Aloha Friday!

Aloha Friday is a fun meme where you ask a question and other bloggers/friends stop by and answer it!

For more question and answer fun check out An Island Life!





So Tuesday, I had a slip. I slipped in the kitchen, if only I hadn’t taken off my shoes. I fell on my belly, and bonked my head on the way down.

Baby was fine, don’t worry, but I have had a constant head ache, that has gotten progressively worse.  It is hard, because I can’t take anything for it. I have a doctors appointment at 3, so can’t wait to see what they say.

So my question for you….

What do you do to try and relieve a persistent head ache??

Thankful Thursday 13!

So I wanted to participate in two different blog themes today, but I didn’t want to have a TON of posts. SO I am combining the two.

First one is hosted over at Akal Ranch, and its called Thankful Thursday. The name pretty much sums it up, you write a few things that you are thankful for. Easy enough, I have a few, well a lot really.

The second one is hosted over at Thursday 13, its a blog dedicated to list making! ooooh I am in love already! Every Thursday you share your list of 13, whatever it may be! Be sure to check it out because there is some interesting lists.

Anyway, I decided for this week at least, that I am going to make a list of 13 things that I am thankful for! So here goes!


Thankful Thursday 13!

1. The smile on my daughters face when she wakes up in the morning!

2. The smell of my snoring, sweaty husband!

3. Every roll, tumble, and kick Baby S makes to remind me its okay!

4. The roof over our head, even if our apartment is in the 80s!

5. All of my friends, and family who are there for me in these rough time!

6. My smelly dog, who is so excited to see me, no matter what!

7. The sound of the birds chirping every morning, it reminds me I am still alive!

8.My father, even though he has walked on, he is still with me every step I take! (I know that, I just don’t always believe it)

9. The amazing people in my life who have taken care of our biggest bill this month, to insure that my time off from work is relaxing and not stressful!

10. My shiny sink and sparkly kitchen I see right before I go to bed, and then again when I wake up!

11. The beautiful tree that covers my entire living room window, that leaves a softening picture in its place!

12. The ability to express my emotions, thoughts and concerns!

13. The sounds of the words “I love you!” It doesn’t even matter to me who says them!


What are you thankful for today? Feel free to share it! Don’t forget to share your list either!

It might actually work this time!

I had a good day today. I accomplished a lot, and received some great compliments!

It was a late start today. I couldn’t sleep last night, due to being afraid I had hurt baby, and because it was so hot. Finally at around 4am, I felt baby moving around so I was able to actually get into a deep sleep. Got out of bed and played a small game of housework bingo. Glad I did because its what got me really up and moving.

Janice and I put the baby bed up! It was quite the process!

We had a hard time putting it up!

We were quite the pair trying to get this bed up and together. FINALLY after some facebook friends, and good ol you tube… we figured out how to put it all together!

What a big helper!

She was proud of all the hard work that we accomplished. We took about 5 pictures, because she was so excited and wanted to keep posing with the bed!  She sure is a cutey.

Once we got the bed up and made, it was time to go through the clothes. Every time I would get them sorted into piles my cute daughter would mess them up all over again. I had to remind myself she was cute more than once today. I decided it would be best if I did it myself, and told her to go watch her shows.

Here it is, all sorted and packed away.

Ready for its first hockey game!

The tote from yesterdays post has all the clothes 6months and larger. They are divided in sections depending on size, with a piece of fabric between the sizes so I know where that size ends. Boy is on one side and girl is on the other side, making it a little easier to go through.

The baby’s corner is almost done. We will be hanging a shelf that will hold all of the diapers, and they will be in arms reach of the changing pad. I am also thinking that I should hang up some sort of art work above the bed so baby can have something bright to look at.

So that was an acomplishment and would have gone to bed having a great day, but thats not all that happened!

For the past month, we have been dealing with a ‘broken’ air conditoner. It was broken, it just wasnt working correctly. We told the landlord, he sent someone over who cleaned it out and it worked a bit better. A week went by, and the apartment was still not cool. The coolest it got to was 84. Thats not cool for a pregnant woman trust me! Told the landlord again today and they stopped by again.

They knocked on the door, and I was able to open it proudly, instead of being embarassed. I said “come on in, don’t mind the clutter” Baby steps…progress not prefection. They came in, found the return air vent. It was hiding BEHIND the fridge. It was DISGUSTING!!! We moved the fridge to where the table was and moved the table to where the fridge was. I’ll post a picture tomorrow. It fantastic! We love the new look, and now that the vent was been all washed out, it has space in front of it for the air to flow! We are hoping that by tomorrow it will get cool in here, finally!

After they left, my sweet husband said “You have NO idea how happy I am that you have been cleaning this house all week.” What a great thing to hear. He hates that our house is messy, its embarassing. He didn’t even like when his family came over, because like I said it is embarassing! Not now, we were able to have two people in our house, (one who was our landlord, and we work with both of them) and NOT be embarassed. I can’t wait for the day when I can open the door and say “Come In” Loudly and Proudly! I have only been flying again for a week and so much progress has happened already. It didn’t get messy in a week, it wont get clean in a week!

I could have ended my day then, and felt great…but it isn’t over yet! I have more to share!

A good friend of mine came over today. She hadn’t been over in a while. The last time she was here, the house was like it always was, a mess and in shambles. When she walked in the door, she said “WOW, look how great it is in here! So clean and open! Look at all that space.”  I was so happy, I was glowing! It is the little things that people say, that they don’t even realize, that make your day!

After dinner, the kitchen was a disaster! I didn’t even want to clean it up. Janice and I had played with her easy bake oven so the table was a wreck. There were dirty dishes ALL over the counter and stove and sink. I so didn’t want to worry about cleaning all that up, but I did. In 20 minutes I Loaded the dishwasher, cleaned the sink, cleaned the stove, started a new pitcher of  tea, put away the easy bake oven, tied my shoe, wiped down the table, packed Andy’s lunch, wiped off all my counters, soaked the crock pot to hand wash, lit the candle that sits on the table, drank a large glass of water, AND no thats it!  Yea thats right, my disaster zone kicthen is sparkling again in just 20 min. I am so happy that I decided to restart my baby steps!

Speaking of baby steps. Today was step 8, which was starting my control journal. I am proud of what I have done with it so far, but its a work of progress just like cleaning the house. Tomorrow’s baby step is one we need bad in this house. Number 9 is learn how to de-clutter your house a few min at a time.I can’t wait to rid my house of clutter!

My heat burn keeps creeping up so it is time for me to go to bed, AFTER I wash out that crock pot I left to soak.

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