Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What are your plans for tonight??

So far our New Years Eve looks like an uneventful night. Not that we mind!

We have special memories of New Years Eve already. On our second New Years Eve together Superdad proposed to me over a Scrabble game. Giving me the most beautiful engagement ring! He did good!




I hope that everyone has a wonderful New Years Eve! I look forward to hearing all about your celebrating!!!

I want to introduce you to someone!

Everyone knows I am working on a blog makeover. Something like that.

Last night I stumbled across this blog. What's Cook'n... (I'll link you in a sec. I want to share the story first.)

It's about a beautiful baby girl named Bree. Bree was born in March to a wonderful mommy, daddy and two big brothers. Trust me people. I cried like a baby last night and was up until midnight reading her blog and looking at her pictures!

I left her wonderful mommy a comment this morning because her blog touched me so much. Let me explain a bit more. Her first son Caleb was born with DS.

As you know we were told there was a chance that Baby M would have DS. They noticed a nuchal fold thickness during a routine ultrasound. We didn't have any further testing done because we would love our daughter no matter what. It was a rough wait for us. Until my cesarean. You can read about that here, here and here. Anyway....

Then she had another handsome son Gunner. That brings me to Bree. She was born in March. A wonderful happy loving baby. You can check out her blog and see for yourself all the beautiful pictures. In October Bree started getting black eyes. They thought her brothers were just playing a bit rough with her. After a visit to her doctor they were told that Bree has cancer. OMG, I cried last night. I held Baby M tight! Even though Bree doesn't feel well and going through treatments there is still a beautiful smile on her face!

I cannot put into words the love I want to pour onto this family. Here's the link to her personal blog so you can go read about Bree if you want to. Have the tissue handy! You will need it.

What's Cook'n
<~~~ Click to read all about this wonderful family!

Keep this family in your thoughts and prayers! I look forward to reading the updates!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lots of "breakable butts' out there!

The other day my friend Mrs F broke her butt. You can go here to read all about it on her blog.

For some odd reason today while at Fun Depot with my 2 youngest babies I was "butt watching". Yeah you moms I was checking out your trunk. Well, seeing if you had junk in your trunk. If you are like me the butt fairy DID NOT visit you when you hit your growth spurt.

You'd be amazed at all the flat butts that are out there! Including mine. I am sure that Sir Mix A Lot and Enimen wouldn't be writing a song about these butts. Okay, my point. I really don't have one. I just wanted you to know that I was checking out butts today! It's all your fault Mrs F!!!

Bummer.

Let it Snow...Let it Snow...

I am putting my order in to the "big guy" for snow this winter.

I have lived in my town my whole life. Yes, 21 25 30 34 years.

I remember we used to get snow. Didn't we??

Okay, so this winter I'd like some snow please. Enough to build a snow fort, throw snowballs and make snow angels. Did you hear me "big guy"?

Monday, December 29, 2008

So, do you put ketchup on your eggs?

I started this poll because my son B2 put ketchup on his scrambled eggs the other day. Superdad was pretty grossed out about that. I know several people that do it as well. So I wanted to throw it out there and let you tell me!

8 people voted yes. I will actually add 2 more votes to that because they weren't able to vote. I will add one for B2 and my sister. They are in the ketchup on eggs club! So that brings it up to 10 for YES!

15 people voted NO.

1 person agrees that I should stop being so silly!! Isn't that a Veggie Tale song?? Hmmm.

Thanks for those that took the time to vote and comment.

Be Patient Grasshopper

I am playing with headers today and the next couple to be honest. Either I am tooooooo freaking picky or just haven't found the right one yet.

I'd like to add some buttons on the header as well. Anyone want to offer advice on adding them using photoshop?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

My husband is going to push me over the edge!

There is one room in the house that I don't like messed with. It happens to be my dining room area. The first room you see upon entering my house. Through the basement of course.

I think my husband has a special radar. I know it isn't intentional but subconsciously maybe he likes to "F" with me. Maybe over me hating his down booties I am sure of!!

"Supermom has polished the table. Put down her DO NOT EAT ON place mats. Centered the bowl just perfectly on all the sides." That's the radar I am talking about.

See:

Dining Room

My perfect dining room table turns into his "work" station.

Yes, he has a desk. Why doesn't he use it? It's full of stuff as well. That's why.

Okay, the question I ask,

"What space in your house has to perfect for all to be right in the world?"

PS. He knows I feel this way or I wouldn't post about it!

PSS. I'd love some Photoshop CS 3 Extended Version help. I am working on a brand new The Adventures of Supermom header all by myself!

I hope you have a lovely Sunday.

Friday, December 26, 2008

I need a couple more hours added to the day and...

...an extra set of hands.

I had best intentions to sit down and blog today. I am having a brain fart and unable to type anything up. Anything important that is.

I am just enjoying the kiddos and truffles from the Chocolate Fetish.

I love my Food Processor!

Good Morning the day after Christmas!!! I hope that you had a wonderful time with your family like I did with mine! I only have a minute to write about TWO days of celebrating! So here goes!

Christmas Eve we went to my grandmothers house and spent time with family from my mom's side. My mom was in from TN so that was a bonus visit. I was cleaning up last week and came across two outfits that belonged to H and B2 when they were the ages of Baby M and Lil O. They cleaned up well so I let Lil O and Baby M wear them on Christmas Eve. I will scan H & B2 in the same clothes and post them when I get a chance.

Merry Christmas 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

After we got home we settled down to watch A Christmas Story. You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!

It was easy getting the kids to bed! They were excited to get to sleep and see what Santa would bring. Even though H & B2 no longer believe in Santa I made them hit the hay as well because I had surprises from them as well.

Lil O woke up at 6:50 am and crawled in bed with us. We were able to stay in bed until 7. We rounded up H & B2 and walked into the living room together. Everyone was excited!! It was great! My mamaw and great aunt showed up at 7:30 am because they wanted to join in on all the fun! We sat around opening presents really blessed to be together! Here are a few random shots from yesterday morning.

Lil O liking this Santa thing.
Merry Christmas 2008

One of the things that Santa left was a baby doll.
Merry Christmas 2008

Baby M was thinking HUH?????
Merry Christmas 2008

Look at the expression on her face.
Merry Christmas 2008

B2.
Merry Christmas 2008

I like this thing!
Merry Christmas 2008

H.
Merry Christmas 2008

Making room for my brand new Food Processor and the attachments that came with it!
Merry Christmas 2008

This is Baby M with her Grandma. Baby M is wearing Superdad's lil overalls from about 45 years ago!
Merry Christmas 2008

Eventually my MIL and BIL showed up for more fun!

Okay, Baby M wants me. Long story short. We all went to my mamaws because she fixed the wonderful Christmas meal!! It was awesome! Came home and cleaned house. Ta DA!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Do you put ketchup on your eggs?

This came up in our house so I want to do a POLL!!!

Click on the answer that best suits you at the top of my page!

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Merry Christmas! I know that technically that is two days away BUT I wanted to make sure that everyone knows how much they mean to me.

I am glad that you find the time to visit my blog and take the time to comment!
You ROCK!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

Michelle :)



Something to keep you on the edge of your seat!!!!

January brings big changes and more fun on The Adventures of Supermom!!!

~Guest Bloggers

~Supermom dances!!! Oh yeah!! You heard me correctly. I will have to figure out a YouTube video series.

~Ask Supermom anything! I am thinking a weekly post of questions and answers!

I cannot wait for January!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I have to wash it ONE day!

Sleeping Beauty Lil O

Since Lil O discovered a Christmas present for her EARLY she hasn't take it off. Seriously!! She has slept in it the past TWO nights and is wearing it right now!!! She has only taken the dress off to take a bath and well that is it. She puts it over her clothes or pajamas!!

I am glad she did take it off for us to go to the mall today. She walked up to Santa, told him she wanted a doll, hugged him and then we left.

I have nothing to tell. I must be pretty boring. I like boring!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Verdict Is In

Earlier in the week I posted about getting a Food Processor for Christmas from my husband.

Here's that post.

I also posted it on two groups that I am a member of.

Here are some of the other responses.

twitter moms


~Only if it's a really good coffee maker :)


~Appliances for Christmas...hmmmm. Only if he wants to WEAR it!
Or...one of those massage chairs would be OK...that COULD be considered an appliance ya know. :)


~I don't know, last year my Mom asked for a really special blender and was really excited that we bought it for her. She was considering another small kitchen appliance this year but I know she doesn't like vacuums for her gift. I don't mind getting small kitchen appliances either, but it has to be something I want like a Kitchen Aid stand mixer (been wanting one of those for a really long time).


~I LOVE getting appliances at any time and think they make a great gift. Who wouldn't want a kitchen aid mixer stand, but with prices averaging $250... I consider this a luxury item. With that said, I think it's nice to get "luxury" appliances. No, I don't want my gift to be a new dishwasher, unless it's going to be one of the really cool high-tech 2-drawer ones that I wouldn't normally be able to buy. I'll take a really useful appliance over jewelry or lingerie any day.


~I'm all about the Kitchen aid stand mixer too. I got one for Christmas about ten years ago...LOVED it and still do! I think if it's a high-end appliance that you wouldn't usually grab for yourself while you were at Wal-mart or Target, then it's okay.
If you put a moratorium on Christmas appliances and he still got you one, then doghouse for him.


~I'd love to get an appliance.. but only if i didn't have it at home already. Nothings worse than have 2 of the same appliances. lol.. then its ReGift time!


~OH HE BETTER NOT! lol we actually quit buying each other Christmas gifts we just get for kids we did buy a new TV last month! flat screen TV so that was our gift we usually get something in house if we buy gifts 19 yrs ya run out of things after a while lol


Mom Bloggers

~Send him to the doghouse! www.bewareofthedoghouse.com

~I don't mind practicality, if I have asked for something in particular, but getting a "gift" I would go buy myself for our household is not really a gift, in my opinion. The worst gift I ever received was a freakin' vacuum cleaner! And this was on our second Christmas together as a married couple (granted, we're not younguns, and we've both been married previously). But, still! A kitchen-aid, for someone who bakes, or a really nice food processor, for someone who enjoys cooking, might be a good idea. But if it's something I would buy for myself, it's not a gift. It's a household expense. To me, there's a difference.

~I'm all about the practical. But if I want an appliance, I put it on my wish list so it's exactly what I wanted. I've learned to keep wish lists so I'm not disappointed and we don't have a miscommunication. I've also started asking for gift cards. I am tired of junk in my life.


~I love getting practical gifts, appliances included. I would be happy with a new toaster or toaster oven this Christmas =).


~Not unless they are in the wish list. As far as I'm concerned, my gifts have to me for ME. not for the family or whatever, for me. I never buy myself special things or expensive things, Christmas and birthdays are the one time I get them! I prefer to get one or two presents but something I really want than lots of surprises I don't like.

~Sure it is a great gift, but not really something "sweet" to give your significant other for a holiday. Would your hubby like a hair trimmer for Christmas? Sure you need it and want it, but not for that. It really is a household item.
BTW - My parents asked hubby and I what we wanted for Chanukah. On our list - a new toaster oven!

~I think it's a nice gift. It may not be a romantic gift but your husband was listening to you and that's a great thing. After I gave birth to my youngest, my husband got me a food processor because he knew I wanted to make my own baby food. It was really sweet and I have this great memory to attach to this appliance.

~In retrospect, I am happy all of my gadgets/appliances were gifts!
Upon my separation, it made it that much easier!
However, now, at this stage in my life, I agree that gadgets and appliances are household needs/convenience items/time savers, and should be purchased as a "family" item!

~Well, it all depends. If you're a foodie, then an appliance is a wonderful gift. If you're not, then it probably isn't. I personally don't want an appliance for Christmas. I want something for me, not something I can use to feed the family. So, I'm with you on this. Now he has to get you something else on top of the food processor.

Let me say thank you to everyone that left a comment in the various places this was posted!

I want to add that last year "Santa" left me a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer and I love it!!! So, I guess getting a Food Processor from "Santa" isn't all that bad. IF I have a gift that is just for ME as well. :)

I need a support person.

Will you be that person?

I am trying to decide if I am going to let my hair grow out some. Not Rapunzel length or anywhere close to that.

I need someone I can vent to about how my hair is driving me crazy. Yanno, at the awkward phase of growing it out.

Kind of like AA but for hair.

Ummm, a hair support person. HSP? Nahhh, that doesn't work for me.

Only serious inquiries apply.

Hair

Hair

Friday, December 19, 2008

Uh Oh. Now what?

This is what happens when Lil O finds her Christmas present.

Sleeping Beauty Lil O

What's on the Telly?

Random things I have watched this week and some of last. I watched a few things so you don't have to! I am nice like that!

  1. Batman. Very intense movie. You cannot watch this movie with small children around. Heath Ledger did a great performance. When is the next one due out and who will be the villain? IMPO Michael Keaton is my favorite Batman. I heart you Michael Keaton.
  2. Burn After Reading. DON'T BOTHER!! I REPEAT DON'T BOTHER!!!!!!!! Instead of watching this movie go take a nap, go out to eat, read a book or even visit the dentist. Yes, it is that bad!
  3. The IT Crowd. TWO THUMBS WAY UP!!!!!!!
  4. Diary of a Mad Black Woman. This is the last time I listen to my 14 year old when it comes to a movie recommendation. The very last time! Just FF through most of this movie so you can say you did in fact see that movie! Yes, she does end up with the nice guy!
  5. Top Chef. Was it just me or did Natasha Richardson change dresses for the Judges table? At the party her boobs were all over the place and at the table they were put away? I'll have to look into this further. Inquiring minds want to know.

I guess that sums up my TV time.

Who has time for the telly anyway?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I have said these two things in the past two days...

I am very ashamed! :O)~

~make sure you don't drop any popcorn. Baby M could choke and die.


~pick up your colored pencils. Baby M could get poisoned and die.



~hanging head~

Stop does NOT mean do it ONE more time!

Okay, let me clear something up for all of you three year olds.

When we tell you to "STOP!"

That does not mean "Go ahead, do that one more time."

I feel better now that I have taught you something valuable.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I am not THAT woman...anymore.

I didn't go out to find the perfect outfits. Buy socks and shoes that match. I didn't look for the perfect red ribbons for their hair. I didn't make B2 wear a tie. I didn't even plan on taking these pictures.

It just happened.

Christmas Tree & Kids

Christmas Tree & Kids

My beautiful children. H, B2, Lil O and Baby M.

Yes, Lil O is wearing a sun dress. That is what she picked out to wear today. I was toooo tired to argue.

They may not be perfect Christmas themed photographs that some might desire but they are PERFECT for me.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Do Moms like to get appliances for Christmas?

Okay, Superdad told me today that my Christmas present would be coming in the mail this week. That when UPS brought it to not really go get it. They were unable to wrap the present so I would be able to see by the box what my present would be. Got it?

I mentioned that it better not be an appliance. I said, "Mom's cook and clean all year round that the last thing they want is something to cook or clean with."

Correct Moms? You tell me.

I RUINED it for him! I had mentioned that I needed a Food Processor to make some kitchen things easier to make. A Food Processor would definitely make making Hummus much easier.

Soooo, he bought me a Food Processor for the holiday.

What is your opinion on this? Do you like getting a gift like this for Christmas?

I told Superdad, "An appliance is something you need for the house and together you pick it out to buy for the house. It's not a gift you give for anything."

Was I wrong? Sorry honey. You get 4 STARS for listening to me!!!!!

Look What I Just Saw:

Supermom on Glubble

That's ME!!!!!!!

Just in case you were wondering!

Countdown to Christmas

Can't Wait?

How long 'til Christmas?


8 Days
16 Hours
53 Minutes

Monday, December 15, 2008

This town is full of sick germie kids.

Lil O is still sick. Taking her to the doctor.

Damn that elementary school, Earth Fare or Target.
Those are the only places she has been. Details later.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A little tidbit about Moms.

We can be in a DEAD sleep and will jolt up from bed ready for action when we hear:

~a noise within the house. Maybe thinking a robbery is happening.

~a child whimpering from another room.

AND

~a child gagging at 5:55 am getting ready to throw up.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Twas 12 days before Christmas

Twas 12 days before Christmas, when all through the house
Lil O was sick and throwing up on the couch.
While Mommy was cleaning up the mess,
hoping no one else would confess,
that their tummy was in distress.

Lil O was resting on the couch,
while visions of Spongebob danced in her head.
Baby M was playing with her toys,
making lots of noise.

Over in the office there arose such a clatter,
I looked over my shoulder to see what was the matter.
It was just Superdad watching the game,
hoping that Carolina wins today.

The tree lit the room with such a glow,
too bad there's no snow.
My lil toes are sparkly red,
it's almost time for Santa so I better get in bed!

I guess you see how my afternoon/night is going.

Supermom goes on vacation.

~leaving the kids alone for the first time.

No, I am not blogging from some tropical location.

I'd like to thank Superdad for bravely accepting the challenge of watching Lil O and Baby M so I could get a pedicure.

I haven't blogged about my new friend before. Sometimes I feel as if somethings are more personal. Yes, I can blog about sex, compacting and things my kids do BUT a girl has to have some secrets.

My new friend is a blogger! A damn good blogger!!! She is hilarious and makes me LOL! She is new to my little town! I am glad I was given the chance to meet her and hang out with her. You know getting out of my comfort zone and meeting new people isn't easy for me. My sister says I am unapproachable. No, she wasn't paying me a compliment. Got to love family.

Anyway, let's just say, "There is no one else I'd rather walk downtown with in spa flip flops in 30 degree weather than Mrs. Furious."

Who really isn't that furious at all.

My piggies are ready for Christmas. Are yours?



I am home now, walking around in bare feet admiring my piggies.

Ahhhh, life is good. :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

I never want to ride in an ambulance.

I was cruising the Internet highway and found this article.

I am pretty disappointed in this. Is nothing safe anymore?!?!?!
Here's just a small sample of what you will be reading.

Paramedics Accused of Molesting Patients

(Just click above to read the article.)
Across the U.S., emergency medical technicians have been accused in recent months of such crimes as rape, soliciting minors over the Internet and possession of child porn, according to an AP survey of the state agencies that oversee those professions.
Exactly how many of these EMTs were alleged to have committed their crimes on the job is unclear. But some of more shocking cases include:
— A Standish, Mich., paramedic sent to prison in March for molesting a girl who was on her way to the hospital after she was injured at her 15th birthday party.
— A Pinellas County, Fla., paramedic arrested in July after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in an ambulance en route to a hospital.
— A Chester County, Pa., paramedic sentenced in July to up to 20 years in prison for engaging in sex and providing alcohol to teenagers he befriended through their interest in emergency medical service.
— A Copperas Cove, Texas, paramedic awaiting trial in January on charges he exposed and touched an 18-year-old accident victim's breasts while pretending to tend to her injuries.
— A Chattanooga, Tenn., EMT accused in a lawsuit of giving a 30-year-old woman an extra dose of morphine and then completely undressing her in the back of an ambulance even though her injuries were minor.
State health officials in 23 states reported receiving sex-related complaints involving EMS workers. New York reported the most complaints — 17. Thirteen of the complaints were substantiated and resulted in workers losing their certification. Texas reported 13 complaints, Massachusetts 11 and Virginia 10. No breakdown was immediately available showing how many of those allegations involved sexual misconduct on the job.

You're never too young to worry about fashion.

I love these pants. It's a little baby suit that Lil O used to wear. Baby M just paired the pants with a t shirt. Just call her a Baby Fashionista.

The Fashionista

The Fashionista

Here she is eating her honey nut o's with such determination.

The Fashionista

Helping Children of Divorce Cope During the Holidays.

I have never spoken about my divorce before. I feel that somethings are just private and shouldn't be thrown out for strangers to read. It is a personal matter and for the sake of my children shouldn't be regarded as a light subject.

With that being said I want to share a few things with you.

The divorce became final in 2001 I think. Maybe 2002. Is really isn't important about the dates. The holidays have always been stressful for me and I know it has been for them. I wanted to spend as much time as I could with my babies and so did their dad. We have shared the holiday season. Usually that means I accommodate him more than myself. Okay, let me stop because I don't want to point fingers. ~whistling~ (He always busted a gut to spend time with his family but rushed when we were at mine. For example they were at his house Thanksgiving all day, they were at my house TWO WHOLE hours! Fair?)

Sooooooo here we are coming to a MAJOR holiday and all I want to do is make an environment where my kids can enjoy their presents and their family. I did a Google search and found a great site about helping kids cope.

What Children of Divorce Experience During the Holidays

Children of separated families may find the holiday season to be more difficult than usual.

  • Children may feel anxious from the excess chaos
  • They may feel caught in the middle as parents negotiate who spends what time where
  • They may feel resentful at having to leave friends and family to stay with a non-custodial parent
  • Children may feel overwhelmed and exhausted as they are shuffled back and forth between houses
  • They may feel as though they wish they could "split themselves in half" so that each parent will be satisfied
  • They may feel sad as they reminisce on holidays when the family was still together
  • Kids may miss one parent while spending time with the other
  • They may feel guilty at leaving the other parent alone on a holiday

Tips for Divorced Parents to Survive the Holidays

There are many things that both parents can do to enjoy the holidays and ease the transition for their children.

  • Teach the child to embrace his expanded family and the fact that he gets to celebrate the holidays twice
  • Do not over-indulge the child with too many presents or candy; this is not healthy for anyone
  • One parent should not compete with the other over who gets the child a "better gift" – if possible, strategize with the other parent to ensure even gift-giving
  • Have a set schedule, preferably one that is set by family court. Typically, parents should alternate holidays each year. This takes the burden off the child having to decide where he would like to spend his time and also minimize arguing between parents
  • Let the child in on the schedule in advance so that they know what to expect
  • Put differences aside – do not argue with an ex-spouse in front of the child
  • Teach the child what the holiday is truly about so that they can better appreciate the experience
  • Plan fun outings and make new traditions such as caroling, ice skating, or catching a new movie in between the holidays to minimize the importance of a single big celebration
  • Keep time together simple so that the child does not feel overburdened and overwhelmed
  • Set a positive example so that the child is able to enjoy himself; parents should express their own frustrations to another adult, not to their child
  • Recognize that most children want and need contact with both of their parents, especially during the holidays
  • Allow the child to have phone or email contact with the other parent, especially on the holiday itself
  • Allow the child to vent any frustrations
  • Love and celebrate the child during these special times

The best thing that both parents can do is to recognize and be aware of their child’s emotions during this sensitive time. There is no time like the holidays for parents embroiled in separation disagreements to find a common ground – teaching their child to enjoy the magic of the season.

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This is SPOT ON!!!! I think divorced parents need to remember that is isn't about THEM but about the CHILDREN! I am very proud of myself for never putting any sort of guilt trip on my children if they want to be with their dad. If they wanted to call him I would dial the number. If they wanted to do a function when they were here that required them being with him, I didn't mind. (Except if that rolled around on every Saturday that they were here and we had plans.)

I just want my children to enjoy the holidays without worrying who's feelings they will hurt. I want them to think about their own feelings and enjoy this wonderful Christmas season. We have so much to be thankful for! I think it's Christmas every day of the year because I have my children, husband, family and life.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A blog for Thursday typed up on a Thursday.

I had to get up early this morning to head to B2's school for a program. It was sad to see my son knowing this is his last year in elementary school. Kids grow up too fast!

Then we hit Earth Fare. We as in Baby M, Lil O and my MIL. Man, that was a very tiring trip. Baby M wanted the boob towards then end and wouldn't take no for an answer. So we abandoned the buggy and had coffee and tea while sitting in a booth.

It has been raining for TWO days. I wish the weather was a bit cooler and then we'd have lots of snow!

Here's the menu:

Meatloaf, BBQ Roast, Veggie Night, Tacos with homemade guac, breakfast for dinner~english muffins, eggs, hash browns and some great looking organic sausage and salmon loaf. Not in this order though. Whatever I happen to grab at the time.

I have a bone to pick with the toy company. I have potty trained 3 children. One of those still sleeps in a diaper or pull up. I have a baby in diapers. No way in hell am I buying a doll that pee's or poop's. I am not that crazy......yet. You get my Cardboard Cookie Award!

Peeing Doll

Peeing and Pooping Doll



FYI, if I wanted to clean up pee and poop, I would get that Yorkie I long for!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Wednesday Blog Typed Up on a Thursday.

Consolidating online.

Yep. I am making online changes. I deleted my MySpace profile and Twitter account today. I was getting sucked into too much online stuff.

I want simple. I want less. I want less stress.

~huge smile~

I went to the doctor today for my wrist. I had surgery on my left wrist due to an injury ten long years ago. It hurts. :( It's another ganglion cyst. I decided to wait and see if it goes away on its own before I have surgery to remove it. I see him again in 3 months. I really hope it goes away SOON because my wrist has ached all day!!! I am back to wearing this stupid looking black splint that I wore the last time. UGH!

Then I treated my mamaw to lunch at Chili's. I don't know why I bother the some of these chain restaurants. Don't get me wrong. I love Carrabba's. I love ummmm, okay I cannot think of another big chain place that I enjoy. Well, there is Chick-fil-A. Did I spell that right? I'd rather go downtown and hit a few local places. My mamaw is much harder to please. She doesn't like change and doesn't try new foods soooo going out with her is very limited.

After lunch we hit my favorite place ever!!! TARGET!!! I am so proud of myself. I only spent 3.00 on one impulse buy! This impulse buy has become a favorite something for me! Uh oh. As if I needed another vice.

Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale


Has anyone else tried this????? Opinions?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Why in the world did I wake up at 6am?

I've been up since 6. I know this is really no biggie. Unless you have breastfed a baby every couple of hours and you cling to the hope of being able to stay in bed until 8am. That's me. Baby M has given up food. All food. She is protesting and will only take the boob. Ninny. The breast. Whatever you may call it in your house.

How do I feel about being my almost 8 months old only food supply? Well, and if you get technical, everyone in the house. EXHAUSTED is how I feel. But I love every minute of it!

Last night was B2's scouts ceremony. It was really good. I am glad that B2 has this time with his dad! They both enjoy it.

Christmas will be here before we know it. 14 days. Two weeks. About 353 hours. Not that I am counting. I found this countdown to Christmas clock.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

This Little Piggy Went Wee Wee Wee.

Yesterday I had several things fall from the top shelf in the closet. I jumped back thinking I would miss it all. Sadly, the last thing to fall landed on my lil piggy. Yes, I went wee wee wee!!!!

It's all blue and sore. Thankfully it isn't broken. I should have known something like this would happen because I have a pedicure appointment on Saturday here. Heavenly isn't it? Superdad gave me a gift certificate for my birthday. Sadly, a month before my birthday I gave birth to our beautiful daughter and haven't been able to use the GC. With the help of a new friend we are going to pamper our lil piggies.

I am glad I was able to talk about teenage daughter yesterday. It has made me feel a bit better. I want what is best for her and dammit I will do whatever it takes. She is a wonderful young woman and deep down I know that no matter what, she will be okay. She has a loving family. She is intelligent. She is just trying her boundaries out. Like every teenager does. It will be okay. I just don't want her to feel that we are all against her. That is the farthest thing from the truth. We love her unconditionally and she has to know this.

Being grounded isn't the worst thing that could happen. Well, to a teenager I am sure it is. She'll be okay.

I have a busy couple of days ahead of me. B2 is getting an important pin in boy scouts. Arrow of Light. Is that right? Tomorrow I have an appointment with my Hand Wrist Doctor. I had surgery on my wrist 10 years ago. It has been bothering me again. Bone spur. So I am going to him tomorrow so he can check it out for me. I desperately need to Christmas shop for a couple of things. Tis the season.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Your chopsticks are NOT drumsticks!

We blew our compacting all to hell. Yesterday we went to a FREE fun filled afternoon at the Grove Park Inn to see the gingerbread houses. I love going to the GPI! I love the feel of the place. When I win the lottery I just want to live their full time. I guess I'd actually have to play the lottery to win though. Hmmmmm.

Here are a few pictures from yesterday.

Christmas Grove Park Inn

Christmas Grove Park Inn

Christmas Grove Park Inn

H and Baby M.

Christmas Grove Park Inn

Christmas Grove Park Inn

B2 and Lil O.

Christmas Grove Park Inn

Baby M. Ahhh such is life.

Christmas Grove Park Inn

Okay, this was all free fun! Then we were going downtown to eat at Early Girl to realize that all the change in the minivan had been confiscated for the Disney fund. Then realized that Lil O had taken all Superdads money for the fund as well. Which left us with no change for the meters and no cash for the parking garages. Soooooo, Superdad suggested we go to Green Tea for sushi.

Which was a great idea! The kids love sushi and I love Hibachi Chicken! I actually love the white sauce that comes with it more. I could just take shots of the white sauce!

All of this great food came with a great price. What we spent there on one meal with no leftovers could have fed us 3 times at Lucky Otter.

It was okay though. We were all enjoying ourselves AFTER H had consumed some caffeine because before she was a hormonal teen and you know how awful those are!!!!

I'd like to thank who invented the plastic clips for the chopsticks that make kids (and a 34 year old woman) able to use them!! Without stabbing the food! I confiscated them so we could use them at home.

Today I can tell I am in a semi-bad place. When I get this way mentally I see the house as dirty and I should clean every inch of it. Including the closets, cabinets and whatever else I get my mind set on. I hate feeling this way. I used one of those magic cleaners in the kitchen and think I will use my last one around the house. I really would love to clean up in the closets but they are pretty much clean. I cannot get rid of anything else in them. I have tried!!!

I don't know why I am so anxious!

Superdads Christmas Party is this coming Friday and I have decided to not go. I just don't want to leave Baby M to get all dressed up and socialize with adults. I have loved going in the past. A reason to buy a new outfit and NEW SHOES!! This year I'd rather stay in with clingy Baby M maybe watching Christmas movies with Lil O. H & B2 will be with their dad or we'd all be watching Christmas movies.

Speaking of Christmas movies I have fond memories of watching the old cartoons on ABC around this time with my papaw and mamaw. Great memories! Of course I have them on DVD now and bring them out of hiding after Thanksgiving. Lil O has been watching them and I get all teary eyed. I have been all teary eyed since Thanksgiving.

Maybe its because I have spending time with my family. Been dealing with some family issues that I am unable to control. Maybe it's that I am getting older and realize I am not immortal. With Baby M almost 8 months old and saying "Momma" I feel sad. I am very blessed. I thank God every day for my husband, my kids and my family. I am truly blessed.

I just get in these places that I am unable to explain.

~shrug~

Enough deep emotional chit chat.

Christmas Tree Up ~ CHECK!
Decorations Slowly Surfacing Around the House ~ CHECK!
Superdad a Present ~
Superdads Leg Light Nightlight Up ~ CHECK!

AND:

Watch Christmas Vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love this movie and watch it every Christmas!!! Superdad loves to watch "A Christmas Story" and I love to watch "Christmas Vacation".

Saturday, December 6, 2008

She speaks!!

Baby M started saying Momma!!!!

Yesterday she was crawling down the hall following me and she said, "Momma".

How cool is that?

Then today she has been saying Momma LOTS. I will go to her and she will smile really big showing off her two teeth!!!

Sniffle. I love being Momma.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thank you Larry at Dell!

I went on a mad blogging rampage the other day.

Larry R a Dell Outreach Liaison left me a comment.

My power cord is being shipped as we speak. I tried to get Larry to send me a brand new laptop free of charge with the cord but he was unable to do that! It never hurts to ask these things!

So, thank you Larry R at Dell! See about hooking me up with a free laptop! :)

Does a short haircut mean women have gone off sex?

I was emailed this article this morning.

Does a short haircut mean women have gone off sex?

(Click to go to article)

Come on!!! Seriously?!?!? I quote a line,

If you gave a man two photographs of the same woman - in one her hair is long and in the other her hair is short - he will, almost invariably, prefer the long-haired version.
and

Our hair reflects so much of our internal life - and what's going on with us emotionally - that you shouldn't be surprised when a woman cuts her hair and also changes something in her life.

Don't be fooled when a woman cuts it all off or completely restyles it and yet denies there's anything going on.

You can bet that some sort of emotional change is taking place, and usually a dramatic cut reflects a whole new phase for her.

Okay, first let me say I LOVE SHORT HAIR!! It suits me! I find it sexy!! I didn't go through any emotional turmoil to make me change my hair. Just because I have short hair doesn't mean I am not looking for sex. I get plenty of that with short hair! SO THERE!

I often wonder when I see a commercial or a magazine that is flooded with women that have long tresses, where are the sexy short hair models? Just because a woman has short hair doesn't mean she cannot be sexy. ~shrug~

I THINK SHORT HAIR ROCKS!!!!

Superdad met me with short hair:



Even blond short hair:



Our first trip to Charleston:



The longest Superdad has ever seen my hair. I was getting it cut this day:



I had short hair when we got married:



I have had short hair our whole relationship and Superdad loves it!

Thanksgiving 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Oh my, adding another to the list!

It's all my daughters fault!! She was watching those MTV music video awards last night!!! There are only a few male actors that I think are handsome. Like when they were made the molds were blown up and never used again.

Here is my "handsome" list. You all know you have one. I am just able to admit mine!

Sean Connery


Pierce Brosnan


Superdad He's taken ladies. :)


Rowan Atkinson It's the accent.


Gordon Ramsay He was on the list.


Jason Statham I have to see Transporter 3.
Do you know how hard it is to find a picture of him WITH his shirt on???!?!?


David Muir ABC World News


I added this last person last night. It's all my daughters fault!
Again, it was hard to find him with a shirt on. ~grin~


The "Ladies Love Cool James".

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Can you guess??

Lil O is quoting this from what movie?

"It puts the lotion on its skin."

Thanks Superdad for teaching her this!

32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny

I just finished my book while sitting in carpool line waiting to pick up my 5th grader. How appropriate.

After I wipe my tears away I will start the review.

I Heart Phillip Done.

Dell can EFF OFF!

**Beware!! Supermom is angry and frustrated in this post!**

I bought a Dell Laptop several years ago. I quit using the laptop as my main computer because Superdad has two computers that he "made" and they are set up in the office area.

I got the laptop out over the weekend to start using it again. It wouldn't start up. I ASSUMED it was the power cord and a dead battery. Upon review, I found out there was a recall on the POWER CORD due to a fire HAZARD!!!!! So, I have trying to get an English speaking person on the phone at DELL!!!! OMG, it isn't possible.

I spent time WAITING on the phone for DELL that I will never get back. I have been transferred SEVERAL times, I lost count. I have even been DISCONNECTED TWO TIMES making me have to start ALL OVER AGAIN. I even got online to do a live chat with a tech person. OMFG!!!!!!

Finally, I got so angry I typed them up an email.

I have been disconnected twice, tried to find help online talking with a Dell
support person and have been transferred several times.

My Inspiron 3800 laptop needs a new cord. My computer quit working and we were
looking to buy a new cord when we realized my cord was recalled several years
ago. We were not told of the recall, I am guessing because we moved to a new
address after the computer was already paid for.

Here is the link on Dell for the recalled power cord:

~link here~

I know my warranty has expired but due to my cord being recalled I should
receive a new cord at no charge.

The numbers on my cord are:

P/N 9364U

Can this email be directed to the right person so I may get a new power cord as
soon as possible so my computer may work again.

Thank you.

I waited.....and waited....more than the 24 hours that they claimed would be the response time.
This came in the mail yesterday:

Thank you for contacting Dell Online Customer Care.

For assistance with this issue, please contact our Tech Support Department toll
free at 800-624-9896. They would be able to assist you with this issue.

Sincerely,

Merab Nasrani
Rep ID 161582
Dell Online Customer Care
http://support.dell.com

When corresponding with Dell, please include your order or customer reference
number.

Hmmmm. So, I have to call the same NUMBER I have been calling and talk to the same people that did NOT have a CLUE and kept transferring me to another non-English speaking person and in the end get disconnected again?

I think not!

EFF OFF DELL!!!

You can keep your sorry ass power cord and I am not ordering a battery. I am going to buy MYSELF a brand new laptop that doesn't have that awful VISTA on it!!!!
~sticking tongue out!~

I am a little sad :(

I really really wanted to wake up this morning and see LOTS of white snow. I know snow is white I am just trying to explain how I had it visioned. Instead when I rolled over at 5:55am to grab my Blackberry to find out there WAS school, I was sad. That meant no snow.

Hello! I live in the mountains. I thought it was self explanatory! I WANT SNOW!

I had every intention of posting this last night but just didn't make it to the computer. Except to be nosy on my daughters MySpace. There is always time for that. If you have a teen in the house with a MySpace account, do you know the password and check it from time to time? I DO!!!!

I sat down Sunday night and made a grocery list and planned meals for the week. Yes, there is turkey soup and turkey sandwiches on the menu. I have to get rid of this turkey. :)

Other things I am planning on cooking: Tuna Pasta, Beef Brisket, Quiche-not with turkey, Veggie Night-fresh creamed corn, potatoes, peas and cornbread, pizza and fancy grilled cheese sandwiches.

What is a fancy grilled cheese sandwich?? I am so glad you asked. My husband has a great selection of cookbooks. On the shelf is a cheese book.



Yep, that's it. On page 83 is an awesome grilled cheese sandwich recipe. It calls for Mahon cheese but I was unable to find that exact cheese. It gives you a few other options for cheese so I did find Port-Salut cheese at Earth Fare yesterday. I had a fresh loaf of sourdough sliced and I am ready to try these great sandwiches tonight. I'll tell you all about them later. :)

If you have kids and live in Asheville check out Kid Friendly Asheville for something to do!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Off the camera card:

Lil O picked out the cute, yet expensive, 4 1/2 foot tree! Isn't it a beauty? My MIL handed down a table with belonged to her mother for us to use with the tree! It's a beauty too. :)



Lil O and Baby M dress up

Baby M dresses up
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