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I'm just not Supermom anymore....

I think I’m just worn out with blogging. I’ve been around a long time and I think I have given all the advice that I know. You firs...

Anniversary Number Eight was Amazing

Superdad really went over the top with my birthday and then our anniversary. I didn't expect any of it and was totally surprised then all teary eyed about it all. What's with it and women with emotions? ha ha

Anniversary Flowers

Wordless Wednesday

Thanksgiving 2008
Thanksgiving 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Brother and Sister, Prom Day

Wordless Wednesday

The wonderful ladies in my life.  My great aunt, my daughter and my mamaw.

Pink Panther

Baby M ~ I like watching Pink Panther because it's creepy!

I'm telling you that she is just like Wednesday Addams. 

Happy Anniversary Superdad

Eight years ago I married my best friend surrounded by our family and close friends.  These eight years have flown by and even two more kids were added to the mix.  We've gone through so many emotions during all these years but one thing never changes. 

My love for Superdad.

Happy Anniversary honey.

I love you.



Today was the best day ever!

I wasn’t sure how today would play out with the things going on in our house but today turned out to be the best birthday ever!!  So turning 38 was amazing!!!!!!  It started out with some amazing birthday cards from my husband and my children.

Then it turned into lunch with my daddy (yes, I am a daddy’s girl), my mamaw, my great aunt, my step mommy and my step grandmother at my favorite steak house in town.  Thank goodness they don’t sing for birthdays because my family sure tried to get that going.  They did give me a yummy dessert though but since I was so full from my steak that Baby M got to enjoy it all to herself!

My cool shoes.
My cool shoes.

Happy Birthday to me.

Turning 38 doesn't sting a bit!  ha ha

Difficult Time

Right now I don't know exactly how I feel or how I should feel and if I'm feeling too much.  My anxiety is in the red zone and I just feel out of sorts.  I really cannot blog about it because of privacy issues and it's not my place to talk about it.  Make sense?

Just think about us because it is needed.

I hope that I can find my happy place real soon.

Like yesterday.

But it's not happening.

Busy week ahead with programs and field days since it's the last week of school for the three of kids that are in school.  Oh, then there's my birthday and anniversary this week.  Doubt there will be much celebrating with everything going on.  (No, there isn't trouble with Superdad and me, we just have other things going on.)

I guess I can always look forward to next year.  Right?

What’s for dinner?

Last night I went through the fridge trying to come up with a very quick easy idea for dinner that would be healthy and tasty!  I succeeded!!! 

I cooked up some onion, asparagus, spinach, broccoli and garlic in olive oil, dried basil (from my garden last year) and salt.  After all of the above was tender I added some cooked pasta and more olive oil.  When I plated the pasta dish I added some shredded plain Havarti cheese which wasn’t easy to do since the cheese was so soft but it was perfect with the dish!

The dish was a hit!!!  I love it when I can just randomly grab things in the kitchen and make something that the kids love to eat.

Krista Mosby Photography
Asheville, North Carolina

Luckily over the weekend I had a friend offer to take pictures for prom and it took a lot of pressure off me.  I didn't even have my camera with me and I just enjoyed the moment.   I was able to snap a few pics with my Droid to show off on Facebook but they couldn't even compare to the photographs that Krista took. 

Wordless Wednesday

Lil O was as excited as the teenage girls getting ready for the prom in my house last Saturday that she made them a card.  On the front it read, "Have a Good Time" and when you opened it there was a picture of them.  Right down to H's matching purse and how they had their hair fixed!!!

*It makes my heart melt.  I am so blessed.*

It’s like getting a golden ticket!!!

There’s one candy bar that I cannot live without!!!!  Sure sure I can eat peanut butter cups but it’s not the same.  This candy bar just melts in your mouth and makes you crave for more. 

So, I just finished my Vosges Barcelona Exotic Candy Bar (that Superdad gave me for Mother’s Day) and there was a COUPON inside for 15% off my next purchase online.  It’s like winning a Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka himself!!!! 

Really it is because those babies are around $7.50 a bar!

I’m going to place my order soon.

Prom 2012

Prom was last Saturday for my teenage daughter and it was an extremely busy day for everyone involved.  It started out with me running to get her corsage, taking the teen and her bff to get their hair all pretty then I took them out to lunch.  When we came home it was makeup time and time to get their dresses on.

After all of the above, which took many hours, everyone started to show up, more family because everyone wanted to see teen and my adopted teen off to prom.  My friend Krista took the photographs and the ones I’ve seen so far are AMAZING.  (I will see about posting some of those a little bit later.)  Then we ALL, four cars of people, drove over to my friend Jake’s house, we went to high school together, because his dad was driving the girls to prom in his 1946 Chevy Truck.  That was a surprise for them!!!  Jake and I had been trying to come up with a plan for a week and it all just fell into place. 

The girls had an amazing time and it was the perfect ending to their high school years and it will be a night that they remember forever.  I want to thank everyone that helped on that very busy day because you kept me sane. 

Here are a few random pictures that I took with my Droid during all the excitement.

Let’s eat cake.

Yesterday we went downtown to a family party where Superdad works and we had a wonderful time.  He really does work for an amazing family and it’s a joy to see everyone! 

Downtown Asheville

I think all mothers should drink alcohol.

“My mother didn’t drink” says Superdad.

“Bless her heart” was my response.

Hell, I have four children and at times my days get very trying and I enjoy a nice cold drink to wind down.  I’m not tripping over toys so I don’t see it as a problem.  I think that as a mother we deserve a nice drink every now and again or every day if needed.

Think about everything that we do in ONE DAY!  Just ONE DAY!  We do a hell of a lot in a single day.  Then think about how much we do in seven days!  Then a month!  Then a year!!

*pass me a drink please*

See, what I mean?

Like right now I’m utterly exhausted and just want to crawl in bed.  I’ve taken care of four children and one dog today.  Picked up the house and boy was it heavy.  Ha ha.  I made a delicious dinner and even ran some errands.  So, I’m sitting here with my headphones on listening to Gotye actually trying to concentrate to type up something that won’t bore you to death. 

A letter to the people living in my house.

I’m going on strike!

If I have to pick up any more socks in the living room, random jackets lying around, trash that didn’t QUITE make it into the trash can and clean off the table one more time because people left their stuff on it, wipe down the kitchen after others have fixed food and (SCREAM) whatever else that I pick up on a daily basis that doesn’t even remotely resemble anything that belongs to me.  Let me ask my family one thing.

Do you ever have to pick up any of my things???  EVER???  ANYTHING???  Think about that.

Yeah, yeah, I stay at home but that doesn’t mean I am the maid or short order chef.  I live here too!  I like to keep a clean house because our house is so small as it is.  Everything must be in its place or it gets cluttered fast.  *glaring*

Zombie Prom Pictures

Last night I got all dolled up for prom.  Dolled up as in made to look like a zombie.  I had reservations about going because I wasn’t sure what to expect BUT I had the best time ever!!!  Everyone looked amazing and everyone was so nice!! 

We were able to enjoy awesome drinks (Bloody Marys for me and very fitting for the occasion), yummy food and we even danced!!!   It was nice to get all dressed up in costume and just let go.  Nice indeed. 

I bet you are thinking, “Shut up Michelle and show us the pictures please.”

Happy Mother's Day

It seems I'm a ZoMbie at heart after all.

Zombie Prom in Asheville, NC
The Zombie Prom in Asheville, NC 2012

What is wrong with me???

My little sister has talked me, MICHELLE, into going to a Zombie Prom tonight.  She’s actually my only sister by the way if we get all technical.  But yes, a ZOMBIE PROM!  I don’t even like zombie stuff so why in the world would I go to a zombie prom??

Yes, I’m still asking myself this question.

It’s like high school all over minus the zombie stuff.  I don’t even have a date!  I don’t have a corsage and we all know I won’t be getting laid after the prom.  (Unless Superdad is awake when I get home and likes the zombie-fied Michelle.) 

See what I mean?

I have been researching zombie makeup trying to get some ideas because I don’t want to go ALL OUT and be a complete zombie freak so I have a different plan.  I’m going to do dramatic makeup for my face and have a zombie bite on my neck meaning that I just got bit and I’m turning into a zombie.  I call it zombie-lite.  

I picked out a dress that’s been hanging in my closet for over 8 years to wear because it’s black and prom looking.  I guess it’s prom looking.  I’m still amazed that I can squeeze my body in the dress and still be able to breathe because I wore it two kids ago.  In fact I’ve only worn the dress once before and it was the night that Superdad proposed to me.  I even bought the dress special to celebrate our second New Year’s Eve together not knowing he was going to propose. 

Kind of odd that I will now remember that dress also as the Zombie Prom dress. 

I guess there could be worse things.  Right?

"Let me show you something"

Does anyone else, besides me, remember Fire Marshall Bill, played by Jim Carrey on In Living Color?  I was a huge fan of the show and Jim Carrey.  I will also admit that I can imitate that look of his when he says that catch phrase.  Ha ha.  No, I will show you either.


Maybe one day I will.

Yesterday was R.O.U.G.H. !!!!  It started out like this:

My tires meets the curb at the high school.

My new favorite song.

Just my luck.

Crazy week. I have a kid with chicken pox. My awesome teenager has two ceremonies today. One where she will receive her honors cord and one where she will receive her honors tassel. Exciting day!

Oh, did I mention I popped my tire this morning by hitting a curb?

I hope that you enjoyed my rant the other day and then the porn post! Go watch it because you will be entertained.

Hi, my name is Michelle and
I’m addicted to porn.

Now now before you get your undies in a wad hear me out.  Yesterday in my mad rant I mentioned that I wanted to see Kim Kardashian and Ray J’s sex tape and I’ve had true fans SEND IT TO ME!!!  I wanted to tell you why I was curious about the sex tape to begin with.

There’s a video that went viral of three grandmothers talking about the Kardashians and one mentions the video so you see them watching the video and talking about it.  It’s hilarious to hear these grandmothers talk about sex.

I don’t even want to think about my grandmother having sex because it was bad enough when I walked in on them (her plus my papaw) having sex when I was younger.  Scarred me for life.  No, not really but it gives me the heebie jeebies to think about it now. 


So, that’s why I wanted to see the video.  *And I’ve browsed a few others….*

Don’t judge me.  I find porn to be hilarious.  I know that’s not what men what to hear but I do. Seriously.  Perhaps it is just me.  When I watch porn I’m like “Hmmm.  Ohhhh.  Ahhhh.  Ewwwe.  Ouch.”  It still intrigues me though.  I don’t know why. 

Does anyone else think like I do? 

Feel free to comment anonymously if you want!  I’ve already admitted to watching it on my blog so no more being anonymous about it.  Ha ha. 

Just keeping it real.

PS.   Thanks to those that sent me the link.  YOU ROCK!

So this is what it all boils down to?

Just Michelle.
I’m tired of blogging and I’m tired of being classified as one of those mommy bloggers.  No offense to those mommy bloggers that love being called one.  I also hate being called Supermom because I’m no Supermom no matter what people think.  Sure, I have four kids and our life is so busy, very extremely busy but all moms are Supermoms.  I just happen to have a lot of kids that I can blog about.

Then why did you name your blog The Adventures of Supermom?  My friends started calling me Supermom so it turned into the blog being called The Adventures of Supermom.  Trust me; we have a lot of adventures to blog about.  Does that still mean I’m Supermom?  Only you can be the judge of that.  *shrug*

Just so you know I just took a swig of my cold beer to take my Xanax.  Is that something a Supermom would do?  Just sayin’….  I even walked the dog while carrying my beer in my hand.  Does that make me a bad person?  No, it makes me HUMAN!

Does it look like I’m someone who cares what others may think of me?  Let me answer that for you, “Hell no.”  I don’t care what others think of me.  Either you like me or you hate me and that’s your choice.  I have great friends that adore me and that’s all that matters.  Plus, they are the ones that bring me beer and wine.  

Getting your toddler to eat healthy.

**Still working on MJ's list for Supermom to answer about parenting.**

How do you get your toddler to eat healthy?

This question is the easiest question that I have been asked advice on.  Are you ready for my answer??  You sure??  Okay, here goes.

* Make healthy eating their only option. 
* Set a good example.

That’s it.  Chances are if you eat unhealthy then so do your children.  If you incorporate only healthy food into your diet then your toddler will eat healthy because it’s their only option. 

That’s easy enough, right?

When and how do you move your toddler from their crib to a toddler bed?

Lil O and her new bed in 2007.
MJ asked so Supermom answered. 

When and how do you move your toddler from their crib to a toddler bed?

Wow, this one is difficult for me to answer because we are a co-sleeping family with a four year old still happily sleeping between us but I will share with you how I got them out of the “family” bed into their own bed.

It’s rather easy and I promise other co-sleeping families that they will not have a 17 year old still in their bed!  Ha ha.

First, is the toddler able to climb out of their crib?  Because you don’t want them to fall out of their crib and get hurt.  If they are perfectly content in sleeping in their crib, then don’t worry about moving them if they aren’t climbing out.

If they are hitting the ground pretty hard from climbing out then it’s time for a bigger bed.  Take them shopping and let them help pick out their bed and even the bedding.  It’s their bed so let them make some choices.  Make it fun.  They may wonder out of their bed since it’s new to them so probably shut other doors in the house and set up gates, just in case they decide to wonder around at 3 am in the morning while you are sleeping, so they don’t get hurt.

They will adjust to their new bed in no time.  I know that each of my kids have adjusted great moving from the “family” bed to their own bed when the time came.  You may be rubbing backs, reading books and all that fun stuff each night but that’s what makes bedtime fun.  Don’t forget the nightlight!  Perhaps a music box that plays bedtime songs.  My two babies loved My Tot Clock (wasn’t paid to post that) because it read them a bedtime story then played music which knocked them out fast!  You can purchase additional stories and use it for many other things like time out and good behavior. 

Just know your toddler will adjust to a bigger bed in no time.

Wordless Wednesday

Wild Strawberry

What's for dinner?

I've been seeing some awesome pasta salads being made by my friends (Krista and Renee) so they've had me craving a chicken pasta salad!!! I had to make some changes because there are only two tomato eaters in the house and I hate hearing the others complain about having to pick them out. *eyeroll*

Fresh Spinach

Who in the hell can afford
college these days?

Remember we have four to send!  Schools are something that is thought about every day in this house, talked about most days in this house and constantly in our thoughts.  The teenage daughter is graduating high school in June and college is on our minds.

Where will she go?
Where will we find the money?
Where do we apply for scholarships?

Surely there is something that we can do to make sure our children get the best education possible! 

I think the teen had decided to stay at home and go to the local tech school for a year or two then transfer to another college to get her degree.  We are fine with that and we’d be happy to have her living at home with us while going to the local school that’s close to our house.  That way we would be around to help her in any way that we could. 

Then, this morning an email catches my attention and trust me, it’s hard to catch my attention in an email.  H the deadline to apply to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke using your Director's Request Application is midnight tonight.