March 17, 2011


Heellloooo! Is anyone out there?  I realized I haven't posted in a loooong time! But, I'm working on getting a blog design business stated and figured the best way to keep a pulse on the bloggy world would be to actually blog! Crazy idea - I know.
I loved blogging - at one time. Once I started getting paid to wright reviews it took some of the fun out of. I can't promise that I'll never write another review but for now I want this blog to be about us a family and if some of those moment call for me cursing like a sailor I want to be able to do so.  If anyone is offending by brutal honesty (my husband says I'm rude - I say I'm just being honest, which we all should be) than I apologize upfront and realize this may not be the blog for everybody.

So.... if any of my followers are still following leave me a comment and let me know. I can't tell you how often I'll be here but will try to post several times a week.  There's always something crazy going on with us so I shouldn't have a shortage of stories!

Hope to see you around the blogosphere! Is that even a word?!

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April 5, 2009

I need some motivation

I'm in need of some serious motivation.  I really need to start taking better care of myself.  I'm sleeping 3 or 4 hours a night, eating once a day and I need to lose some weight.  It seems like all of my friends are more motivated and having amazing success with having a more healthy lifestyle.  One friend just got back from a 5K race in Moab, another one is registered to run 5 legs in a marathon (she has also lost 44 lbs since January) and another one just registered for the Ironman competition. 

I guess the first thing I need to do is fix my sleep issues, then I can move on to exercising everyday. I'm wondering if there is such a thing as the best weight loss supplement becaue I could really use some of that too!

I would love any suggestions on how to motivate myself.

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I kind of have a dislike for Facebook lately.  Initially, I set up a Facebook account to help with answering questions when working ChaCha.  And then the requests started coming in. From the looks of things, just about everyone from my high school graduating class has a Facebook account.  I was never a big fan of high school. It was a little odd because I was really involved in school activites. I was on the drill team, in the performing arts group and had a group of people that I considered to be good friends but I really preferred to hang out with people from other schools. 

Now I'm getting requests and messages from people that I didn't even really hang out with but you would think we were old lost friends.

I don't know just a little weird.

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April 4, 2009

New Floor

We decided awhile ago to tear out our carpet and put down wood flooring.  It was actually super easy to put down-I even managed to do the entire living room by myself while Twitch was at work.  We were doing three rooms so I thought it might go faster if we called some friends and get it done in one day.  Under the promise of beer and pizza we managed to get enough guys over that it was done in no time.  I should warn you though. If you decide to go this route, don't serve the beer until AFTER the floor is done.  One of our friends, I'll call him Jay to protect the not so innocent had maybe a few too many during the course of the day and somehow pinched the water line from the fridge.  We had no idea it had happened until 4 days later when Twitch went downstairs and the electrical box was popping and smoking.  We tore up the floor and mangaged to save most of it and luckily enough the electrical dried out too.  You think we would learn to be a little more selective about who we provide beer and pizza to. Jay is the same guy that decided we didn't need all of the bolts and screws put in the new barstools we bought for our New Year's Eve party.  Of course, the chair didn't fall apart until after he left but the look at Twitch's face as he collapsed to the floor was priceless.

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March 30, 2009

It's official!

I'm a big fan of electricity.  I haven't thought about it in a long time but I really appreciate the modern conveniences we have.

Last night, I sat done for a half hour of self indulgence by watching Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory before starting work.  About 10 minutes in the power started to flicker.  I didn't really think it would amount to much but after the fourth flick it went out.  No big deal, I'll just work now instead of later.  Well, apparently my modem doesn't work without power. (Should I admit I didn't realize that would happen?)

On to plan three: reading for awhile before going to bed. Of course, I need some light to do that.  Out to the garage I go to find a flash light or camping light with the only light source available - my laptop screen.  Just a heads up - a laptop screen does not light up a dark garage enough to see the pile of pipe your husband may have laying on the garage floor nor is it bright enough to see how bad your toe might be bleeding after finding the pile of pipe.

I finally found a flashlight and I'm sure you can guess the next problem - NO batteries.  After rummaging through the cupboards and drawers I found the only 2 batteries and heading to bed to read.

An hour later, I realized I really like heat too (yeah the heat doesn't work either when the power is out - who knew?)

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Just throwing it out there

For my weekly confession I've decided that I just might be a little petty.  I have three wedding rings.  Twitch and I got married when we were pretty young and couldn't afford much in the way of diamond rings so we got what we could afford and at the time I loved it. Actually, I still do but it sits in my closet.  When he got a management job at the last company he worked for, I decided I really needed a bigger diamond so we got ring number two.  Then a couple of years ago, I decided I no longer wanted a yellow gold ring so we found a new ring in white gold and of course I had to get a bigger diamond.

Well, I have the itch again.  I don't even really want a bigger diamond but I really want a vintage looking wedding ring.  So, I've started the search.  Of course, I haven't shared this with Twitch, I'll wait until I find the "perfect ring".  I'm know exactly what he is going to say... "Um, you said the last ring you got was the perfect one".

I'm just wondering if I'm the only one that does this.  Should I just be happy with the three I have now and is it really tacky to not wear the ring I was married with.

At least my boys won't have to buy rings for their weddings - I'll have plenty to share!

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March 20, 2009

Interview with Rooster

I got a cute email the other day that I wanted to share. I had Rooster answer the questions this time and will have Tater do it too. It should be interesting to compare their answers.

1. What is something mom always says to you?
   ”Clean up your room”

2. What makes mom happy?
   ”Me, having a good day with no fighting. A perfect day!”

3. What makes mom sad?
   “When I don’t have a perfect day”

4. How does your mom make you laugh?

5. What was your mom like as a child?
   “A very good daughter”

6. How old is your mom?
   ”A girl never tells her age”

7. How tall is your mom?
   “5 feet 1 inch”  So close! But, I never forget the 1/2".

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
   “Work”  Okay, let me just put this out there - Just because I work all the time does not mean it's my favorite thing! 

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
    “She would be a supermodel”  I think he must want something.

11. What is your mom really good at?

12. What is your mom not very good at?
    ”Cooking – just kidding. I seriously can’t think of anything.”

13. What does your mom do for her job?
    “Works for ChaCha”

14. What's your mom's favorite food?
    “Oriental Chicken Salad”

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
    “She loves her family”   Ahhh!

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
    “Minnie Mouse”  I'm not sure how I feel about this.

17. What do we do together?
    “We going on vacations together (Disneyland).

18. How are you and your mom the same?
    “We both have bad vision. We’re grumpy in the morning.”  That is the truth!

19. How are you and your mom different?
    “She loves showers – I hate showers.”   And... welcome to my world where I have to bribe or threaten my son to get clean.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
    “Christmas and Valentine’s Day- lots a gifts. She hugs me a lot.

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
    “Bunco”.   Love my girl's night out!

23. If you could say anything to your mom what would it be?
    “I love you”   Double ahhh!


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