Monday, May 31, 2010
I kind of answered this not too long ago when I hit my 1yr. blogoversary(last mo.) -So, I apologize if it's a bit redundant ...
Well, to start I feel that I should mention a few years ago I transitioned to a Stay at home mom. And probably like a lot of stay at home moms I started to feel isolated...
So, I turned to this new-fangled age of online social networking/parenting sites -etc. I thought it was great not having to worry about changing out of my spit-up clothes to socialize -online ;)
I got so involved in 1 parenting site in particular that I was even offered a "position" to help in some of the behind the scenes stuff -I was super excited even if it was a volunteer thing -and I hoped it would turn into a real work at home job. In the end it didn't work out that way -but, I'm grateful for all I learned. I also met some fabulous people -some who even started their own parenting site/blogs -etc. Reading some of those blogs -my perception about blogging changed -It's not just about people putting their personal life -out there- on the internet. Blogging is also about connecting to people and also has an entrepreneurial essence -which appealed to me. So, I took the plunge and started this blog. I guess I always had an idea about sharing things that moms could relate to -"The Mom Mayhem" and I also like sharing tips -etc. too. So, I am glad that I can do that here and also on my Examiner articles. I know I still have a lot to learn since like most of my Gen-X counterparts I wasn't born with a computer mouse in 1 hand and a cell-phone in the other -like the kids nowadays ;)
But, I enjoy blogging and the connections I have made through it - And that is why I blog! :)
Friday, May 28, 2010
1. A spoof of Taylor Swift's "Love Story" - (A more real) Love Story:
2. I know this is technically a commercial -But, it's hilarious! -Swagger Wagon:
3. You know there's got to be a video about babies poo ;)
4. This is kind of an oldie but goodie -The Mom Song:
5. This one is not technically a video per se' -But,it's still a pretty cool set of pictures called Fallen Princesses by Dina Goldstein -Click HERE to check it out. I bet most of us mom's have felt like "Snowy" ;)
Well,that's it for today's Friday Five!
I'm excited for the long weekend even though not sure what our plans are exaclty -mostly kinda hanging around the house/cleaning -etc. but, might try to take a swim at my mom's pool that's opening this weekend. Well, hope you have a good Memorial Day weekend!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
What is a bit of a suprise though is last night's -
I had a feeling that it was about good vs. evil ,purgatory,-etc. In the end it's like I got it but, like a lot of people not necessarily all the way - I did read a really good explanation from 1 of the writers of the show -Here. So, now I get it more-
So, what shows have you watched? What do you think of the finales?
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Well, I wish I could say that we had some nice vacation trip planned -Like our 1st big family road trip/vacation last summer (I have a few posts about that including part 1, part 2, and part 3. )
This summer will be like most of our summers -1st I always get into a cleaning mode -gearing up for my daughter's Bday in June. Even if we don't have her party at home this year we'll probably have some in-laws as house guests. And there will be a time when it will be vise-versa where we go visit the in-laws across the state -that will be our out of town "vacation". Other than that we'll pretty much have a staycation. I'm sure we'll figure out stuff to do close to home -(look for some upcoming Examiner articles- frugal family/summer fun :)
Yep, summer around here means -popsicles,running in the sprinkler,little trips-exploring the city here and there -And hopefully being able to sleep in! ;)
Friday, May 21, 2010
Today I just want to say -TGIF! Saturday is my wedding anniversary! We'll be celebrating 11 yrs! Nothing big planned -just a date night-I'm so ready though!
So, that's about it here other than possible summer plans and such swirling around in my head :)
Well, hope everyone has a good weekend!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
So,yeah I was just sitting here and it got swollen -It didn't really hurt or itch. I tried a few things...1st things 1st I took my contacts out,flushed out my eye,put in some Visine,thinking it was maybe some allergic reaction I even took some Claritin. And then I waited -and waited- it was still like that after a few hours. After my husband and daughter got home I debated if I should get it checked out? It wasn't anything I'd experienced before I've had styes before and knew it wasn't that-Could it be related to my other illness- cough ;congestion? I decided to get it checked out at minor care-I know they have to go through their own diagnosis process -yada,yada. I don't think they really knew what it was either- the conclusion -probably some kind of bug bite or something-Ugh. But they did prescribe some kind of steriod pill to help with the swelling and also my cough;congestion! Tuesday it was gone and I do feel better on all accounts -Still not at 100% -but almost!
Oh and BTW this pic could totally be my blogger without makeup pic -Since I had no makeup on either :)
Monday, May 17, 2010
It is hard to think about such a time since most of my adult life I've been a mom with kids running around the house. If we have extra money to spend it would be nice to do some traveling (of course we'll see how that goes -I've never been the best traveler). But,really it would be great to explore the world with my husband and see places on "my bucket list".
When we're not traveling and at home it would be nice as others have said to have a nice clean house that actually stays clean for longer than 5minutes! ;)
I have also thought about and am torn if we should stay in this same house -or possibly relocate? On 1 hand I like the idea of staying in the same house where the kids grew up and everything. But,then on the other hand-Maybe when I'm not so worried about school districts and such we should get another place?
Still not sure about all that as you can see- And who really knows what the future holds...
I do know that even though I would like to travel some-etc. I would ultimately love a place where the kids would come visit and hopefully grandkids- and just continue to have a life full of family and love!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Thursday we were scheduled to attend an awards ceremony at her school -But, for those that don't know a tornado blew through early Thursday morning! I was awakened around 5am by a siren we turned on the TV at the time they were just saying high winds and about 10 minutes later it was over so I went back to sleep for awhile. Later I got up and was going about our normal routine until my husband called to tell us to check the news. It was then I learned there was no school Thursday and as the day went on found out just how bad the weather really was. Luckily our neighborhood wasn't hit as bad as some surrounding neighborhoods. So,we stayed home-I was kinda glad I didn't have to go anywhere since I had been feeling kinda sick anyways.
My husband stayed home Friday so I could go to the Dr.-I had a really bad sore throat,cough,&congestion. I got medicine and am feeling better-Still not fully recovered yet-So,I haven't been really active on the blogosphere-etc.
Yep!-we've also been recording what TV we're watching for Nielson -It's kinda cool but also kinda a pain to remember to write everything down. So,that's our week -How about you?
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Luckily it wasn't too bad of a meltdown and we (Me,hubby,kids,sis,mom,and Gma) had a pretty good Outback meal (My mom loves the Outback) -Hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
A -Age: The big 3-0
B -Bed Size: Queen although at times it feels like we need a king!
C -Chore you hate: I reallly don't like any chore -But,I'd say cleaning the bathrooms
D -Dog(s') name: Buddy -He's everybody's Buddy ;)
E -Essential start of your day item: Hmm- Either a Shower or my morning "internet check" ;)
F -Favorite Color: Purple!
G -Gold,Silver,or Platinum: Sure I'll take any of those =D
H -Height: Short
I -Instruments you play(ed): There was a brief time in Elementary school when I played the Coronet -I thought since it only had 3 buttons it'd have to be easy-Right?! -It wasn't that easy
J -Job title: Hmm so many jobs rolled into 1 -Being the CEO of my family also a Freelance writer on Examiner.com (there's a button over that -> way somewhere :)
K -Kid(s): Yes -2 -one girl 11, and one boy 4
L -Living arrangements: House -With our family of 4
M-Mom's Name: She has a unique name -I'll just say Edie for short
N -Nicknames: Mom/Mommy /Shorty
O -Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Other than birthing my babies I haven't stayed overnight in a hospital (knock on wood)
P -Pet Peeve: Lack of communication
Q -Quote from a movie/show: "I know sour, which allows me to appreciate the sweet" -Vanilla Sky (1 of my fav. movies- you should see it if you haven't)
R -Right handed or left handed: Left -somewhat ambidextrous though
S -Siblings: One sister
T -Time you wake up: 6-6:30am weekdays,If I'm lucky 7:30-8am on weekends
U -Underwear: Of course I wear underwear ;)
V -Vegetable you dislike: You know I pretty much like most vegetables
W -Why you run late: Seems like a lot of times it's the kids
X -X-rays you've had: Quite a few -Only had 1 broken bone though (knock on wood)
Y -Yummy food you make: Do place and bake cookies count? ;)
Z -Zoo favorite: Probably have to say any big cat -Lions,and Tigers,and Jaguars -Oh my!
Friday, May 7, 2010
And to everyone have a good weekend -Happy Mother's Day!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Well, from the same people that bring you Amber Alert.com -there is a new downloadable software called My Child ID. And when I was offered to try it out -of course I was thrilled! My Child ID is a great way to help parents securely store your child(ren)'s information. Of course I was relunctant to think that putting all my kid's information together on this software is really secure -But, I was reassured that it is encrypted with the same technology that the NSA (National Security Agency) uses so I do know that the data is safe! With that in mind I put in my kid's information. It is pretty easy to use and the software is compatible with Windows/PC users and Mac users alike.
Also please remember that if you buy the software for $19.95 or the software+ USB keychain for $39.95 that the sales of the My Child ID will help continue in the efforts to support law enforcement at no cost.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Also I wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow will be the last day to enter my Giveaway - So make sure you do that- And have a nice day!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Well, quite a few years ago I had my family babysit my then baby girl so, I could spend a nice Valentine's date with my then boyfriend...
We had a nice dinner and everything -I'll spare you some details (since it was an overnight date ;) -but, let's just say it was a very romantic Valentine's evening. The next morning we were in the kitchen -when he sayed "turn around and close your eyes -I have a surprise" So, I did and when I turned back around there he was on 1 knee with a ring - Asking me to marry him!
I was really surprised since we were together just a few months and I had a little baby and everything. He always jokes that I told him no because the first thing out of my mouth was -"no way" as in -I can't believe this is happening! Of course I said yes though!
The rest of the morning was spent thinking about when we'd have our wedding and calling to tell everyone the news. A few months later we were married -I was glad I did find my prince charming afterall and of course a nice guy to be a father to my daughter as well! And now of course we have my daughter and son - and we'll be celebrating 11 years of marriage later this month!