Friday, December 26, 2008

NOOOO!!! Not a dull pocketknife!!!

We had a wonderful Christmas! We were able to spend the entire day with our families and stuffed ourselves to the point of misery with tons of delicious food. As is tradition, we had a HUGE breakfast at my parents' house. We had a fantastic Thai lunch at Levi's mom's house and then a HUGE dinner at his dad's house. It was great and I'm sure that I gained several nasty pounds. It was such a great day with no drama. Well almost.

After we finished our last family gathering, we headed home and on our way we dropped the kids off at their mom's. Before we even made it home we got an angry call from her. I thought maybe she was upset that we got the kids dirt bikes. She can be a little bit overprotective about some things. Oh no, she was mad about a stocking stuffer. Little Logan got his first pocketknife. It was one of those really cheap ones that is not quite sharp enough to cut bread. We gave him strict instructions that it never leaves the house (except when we go camping) and that he is only allowed to use it with daddy's help. He was so damn proud of that thing. Well, apparently it was the first thing he told his mom about and she flipped her lid. She threatened to call children's services on us. What a freaking joke! I told Levi to tell her we have a LOT more ammo to go to children services with than she could ever have. It was just so ridiculous it was funny. She called Levi's mom and tried to get her to call us to talk some sense into us. Then she had her step-dad call Levi. Finally (to shut her up) we agreed to take it away from him until he gets older. Well, he'll be older tomorrow so we can live with that compromise. We will keep it from him except when he is at home with dad working outside or camping. It's not like it is useful for anything b/c it is so dull, but it makes him feel grown up to have it. Just another fun baby mama drama moment!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Another Shining Example of Why I Hate Public School

So yesterday the kids and I were driving home. Wait, I was driving, they were passengering. Anyways, I was listening to my favorite conservative talk radio station and of course they are talking about Obama. All of a sudden my stepdaughter pipes up and says, "I hope Obama does a better job at being president than Bush did."

So I answer her, "Well, I hope so too. You always want the new president to improve over the last one. Even if I didn't vote for Obama, I hope he does a good job."

She replies with, "Well he HAS to do a better job than Bush, because he was the worst president we have ever had. He was HORRIBLE."

My turn: "Really. What did he do that was so horrible? What do you think makes him the worse president?" (Seriously, she's been alive for him and Clinton. What kind of contest is that?)

Her reply: "I don't really know, that's just what my teacher told me."

Are you kidding me??? A fourth grade teacher blasted the current and outgoing president without giving her students any kind of reasoning? That is ridiculous. I don't care if you love or hate Bush, but this is not something a teacher should be saying. My stepdaughter told me that she didn't give them any examples of why, just her opinion. Of course, my stepdaughter is young and impressionable and thinks that her teachers know everything. She never questioned this and just assumed it to be fact. Is is just me or was that teacher out of line?? I'm thinking about having a talk with the teacher or the administration about this.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Rant

I'm so annoyed.

Quick necessary background: My hubby's parents are divorced and live in the same town as us. His sister and her family (hubby and son) live about an hour away.

So anyway, this year they decide that it is just too much running for them and their 3 yr old to have to drive here and do Christmas with both seperate parents(in addtition to her hubby's families). They have decided to come to the father's house on Christmas day and then celebrate Christmas with her mom at another day and time. They want us to come to their house on either Christmas Eve or the day after Christmas. Here's the thing. I get 2 days off for Christmas, the day of and the day after. I don't want to spend BOTH days running all over the place. The other thing is that we will see them at their father's house on Christmas day, so why on earth would I want to drive all the way to their house the next day?? The excuse that they don't want to have their 3 yr. old out is crap. What about my THREE kids? One of who is only 1 1/2 yr. Not only all of this, but my mother-in-law called me last night and I can tell that she is upset that they are going to drive all the way here on Christmas day to see their dad, but they don't have time to see her too. What's sad is that she doesn't have ANY family here besides her kids. She is from another country and never remarried. She lives alone and her kids/grandkids are her life. Why they can't find time to stop and see her is ridiculous. I know it's not convienant...nothing about the holidays is, but suck it up and deal.

I for one have decided. I'm an NOT traveling out of town on Christmas or the day after. I will go to my parents and both of his parents as planned. It they chose not to do this, then that is on them. I'm not changing my plans.

Oh yeah...they pulled this last year too and we gave in and went to their house for Christmas. AFTER going to FOUR other places. WITH A 6 MONTH OLD.


Thursday is the Day

WooHooo! I'm taking tomorrow off for the big cleaning day. I can't wait! I just hope I can keep on track and not get sidetracked. I have a tendency to start to put stuff away and then find myself 3 hours later buried in old photos that I never got around to organizing. Somedays I can be a little ADD.

Well, I'm going to bust some butt and get some things done here at the office so that tomorrow can be totally devoted to getting the house finished. I'll see you all back here on Friday. It things go well, maybe I'll post some pictures of my victory!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Day Off...But Not Really.

It's decided. There is no possible way for me to ever get caught up with everything unless I make a change to my hectic schedule. I've come to the realization that what I really need is to take an entire day off from everything else to get things done at home. Actually I need about a week off, but that's never gonna happen. I'm settling for a day. I'm going to try to take a day off either tomorrow or Thursday. The older kids will be at school and I'm sending the baby girl to grandma's. I'm turning off my phone and locking my doors and going to battle with the mountainous piles of laundry, dishes and trash. Maybe this won't be enough time to get it all done, but if I could at least get things started maybe I wouldn't be so overwhelmed. I am a terrible procrastinator and let things build up until I just can't take it anymore. I'm at that point, but have no normal time to attend to the mess. I'm finally at that point where I can't stand the sight of my house and know I need to step up and brave the mess, but all I can seem to manage are small spurts of time in between everything else. I don't work like that. I don't clean a little. I clean A LOT or not at all. Which is why I'm in this mess in the first place.

Anyway, tonight I'm taking the kids to their roller skating party so nothing will get done, but hopefully I'll get my day off that I need tomorrow and kick some dirty house ass!! What's really sad and pathetic about my life is that I'm actually looking forward to an entire day of uninterupted cleaning. Sad. So sad.

Friday, December 12, 2008

News Headlines for My Life (my updates)

Okay, so I have been swamped and haven't kept up here. I'm going to do a bunch of super-quick updates for all the random situations in my life...

Father Recovers From Heart Surgery
My dad is doing great!! He has made a very speedy recovery. He still has a way to go, but he is back to work part time and feeling a bit more like his old onery self.

Local Woman Gives Birth
My stepkids' mom had her baby. A very cute little girl. There's quite a bit of drama that goes with this, but for now the important thing is that everyone is healthy and doing well.

Local Child Gets New Best Friend
Another happy birth in our lives! One of my best friends just had a baby last week. An adorable little girl named Ava. My baby girl has a new friend!! Mommy and baby are doing great and I'm excited to go visit them later today!

Crazy Blog Lady Almost Goes Postal at Work
Yeah, that would be me. With dad out of the office, I've been holding down the fort. It's been challenging because, not only am I doing the work of two people, I have my daughter (1 1/2 years old) with me. One morning earlier this week, I had a customer call me TWELVE TIMES to resolve a billing issue. I was trying to help this lady who wasn't really comprehending basic check balancing skills, trying to keep my daughter on the toliet and answering two other ringing lines. I about lost my mind...what's left of it.

Family Fights Intestinal Virus
The stomach flu is going around our area. It's a nasty 24 hour bug that leaves you with the dilema of chosing which end to hold over the toliet. It's quick and it's violent and then it's gone, leaving you feeling like you've been hit by a Mac truck. My hubby has it now and I hope it stops with him. If he gives it back to me, he's a dead man!

Local Woman Procrastinates Yet Again. When Will She Learn?
Holy good God, where does the time go? I just realized that Christmas is less than 2weeks away and I don't have ANYTHING done! My house is a mess, I don't even have the tree or the decorations down from the attic, I haven't gone Christmas shopping. Nothing. I'm such a slacker. My goal this weekend is to get a crapload of shit done. Wish me luck.

Politicians Rub Off On Blogger...More Empty Promises
I promise to blog more.
Okay, I promise to TRY to blog more.
Um. maybe.

Monday, November 24, 2008

You Didn't Know We Were This Talented, Did You?

Check it out!! The whole family performing a little number just for you!!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Rabid Frothing at the Mouth Subsides

Lordy, I was pissy last week. I don't know what my problem was. Oh hubby. Okay, okay, that's not entirely fair. It's been a really hectic and stressful time. My dad had open heart surgery, so I've been doing his work and my own at the office, plus trying to help out them out at home as much as I can. Levi started a new job and has been working crazy hours. Needless to say, we're both a little stressed and edgy.

Well, Saturday night I finally decided it was time to talk b/c if I didn't get some things off my chest I thought I was going to lose it. I was actually surprise b/c we were able to have a civilized conversation without anyone losing their temper (Holy crap batman...I think we're growing up). Anyways, we discussed what was bothering us and tried to come up with some solutions. Unfortunately for now, some of that solution includes, "suck it up", but at least we are going to try to be a little more sensitive towards each other.

I do have to admit that while I was so busy being pissed off at him, I didn't bother to take into account the fact that in return I was being bitchy, which made him more of an asshole, which made me more of a bitch, which made him more of an asshole, which made me more of a get the picture. Hehe.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Doormat Searching For Answers

Why do I let myself become a doormat for some people? Namely, my husband. How did it get this far? I love him, but little by little I love myself less. I don't think he does it intentionally. It starts out with me doing something I don't have to do, just to be nice. Then before I know it, what started out as a favor has become a responsibility. Then before long, I have a long list of things that I do so he doesn't have to and I resent it. I'm tired, I'm overwhelmed and I'm starting to fight depression.

Monday, November 3, 2008

WTF Baby Mama Drama

I haven't blogged yet about my husband's ex-wife and the mother of my stepkids. The back story is so long and drama filled that I just haven't felt like tackling it. Not only would it take forever to explain (I should just write a book), but we've gotten past the major drama of it and I try not dwell on it. Anyway, all you need to really know to understand this post is the following...
1. My hubby was married brief to his X (I'll call her Mikki) and had two kids, a son who is 6 and a daughter who is 10 in a couple of weeks.
2. The kids live with us most of the time even though the official arraingment is shared parenting.
3. "Mikki" has a good job, but does not manage her money well. This year she has had her house forclosed on and her car repoed. She doesn't contribute for the kid's expenses (much).

So, on with the story...

The kids spent this past weekend at her house and came home last evening with breaking news. This is the conversation that I had with my step-daughter...

Stepdaughter comes running in the house: "Guess what? I'm going to have another baby brother or baby sister! Mom is pregnant."

Me: "Really?"

SD: "Yup. She's been pregnant for six months, but she didn't want to tell us until she was really sure."

Me: "Wow. That's exciting."

* At this point she ran off to her room and the conversation continued later that night when she brought it up again.

SD: "I can't believe I'm going to have another brother or sister!"

Me: "Yeah, that's pretty exciting."

SD: "You know, mom didn't do it the normal way."

Me: "Do what the normal way?"

SD: "Get pregnant."

**At this point I was really concerned about where this was going to go.

Me: "Oh really, what do you mean?"

SD: "She didn't have....(pause) know....S - E - X (whispered spelling)

Me: "Oh she didn't, well how did she get pregnant then?"

SD: "I don't know. She said it just happened."

ARGHRGH!!!!! For the love of God. Seriously???? She seriously told a 10 year old that it "just happened"?? That's great, just great. She's freakin 10. She knows how it works. Way to take responsibility. Just another example of her fine parenting skills. Unbelievable.

I am still in shock about this whole thing. I really don't know how she is going to do it. She works 3rd shift, so she's going to have to find a sitter. She doesn't ever have any money now. They live in a two bedroom rental. She has a tiny little beat up car. She doesn't do hardly anything for the two kids she already has. She smokes like a the house. I feel so sorry for the poor baby being brought into her world.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Just a Quick Update On My Dad & Thanks!

This is going to be short and sweet because I'm exhausted and still have a lot do get done. I just wanted to let you all know that my dad is doing well. His surgery was yesterday at 7:15am and he came through it beautifully. We were able to see him yesterday early afternoon. He was in quite a bit of pain (to be expected), but was managing. He even was able to crack a joke and give the nurse a hard time, which if you know him is also expected :) I'm heading back to the hospital later today to spend some time. I'm working off about 6 hours sleep over the past 2 nights, so I'm dragging a bit. I'll try to keep updates on here as I'm able.

Thank you all for your support and prayers. I have no doubt that your prayers were heard. I appreciate it more than I can say.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Charlie's Animal Sounds

My kid LOVES animals and knows a ton of sounds. Unfortunately, my phone only takes 17 second videos, so this is all I could get at one time.

Here she is busting a move!

And here are two videos of her riding her bouncy horse. I think I've created a monster!!

Okay...I'll quit boring you all with my kid now! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Screw Accuracy...These Are Great!

I received an email today with a bunch of quotes that beg to be shared. I don't know if they are accurate or not. I was going to check them all out, but I'm too lazy. Besides, they are great thoughts regardless. Have a great weekend everyone!

'If you don't read the newspaper you are
uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.'
-Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot.
And suppose you were a member of Congress....
But then I repeat myself.
-Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into
prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-Winston Churchill

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend
on the support of Paul.
-George Bernard Shaw

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a
sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
-James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from
poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
-Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys
to teenage boys.
-P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to
live at the expense of everybody else.
-Frederic Bastiat, Economist (1801-1850)

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short
phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it
stops moving, subsidize it.
-Ronald Reagan (1986)

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
-Will Rogers

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it
costs when it's free!
-P.J. O'Rourke?

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money
as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
-Voltaire (1764)

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!
-Pericles (430 B.C.)

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
-Mark Twain (1866)

Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.

The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite
at one end and no responsibility at the other.
-Ronald Reagan

There is no distinctly Native American criminal Congress.
-Mark Twain

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
-Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong
enough to take everything you have.
-Thomas Jefferson?

My Wallet & The Financial Crisis...Someone Educate Me, Please!

I've been thinking about this alot lately, and while I usually claim to know about everything, I'm going to have to humble myself to ask for more information. Maybe I'm just too poor to feel it. Maybe it hasn't "trickled down" to me yet. All I know is that there has been a whole lot of panic going on about Wall Street. I just haven't felt it yet. I'm sure that if the situation wasn't attented to, it would EVENTUALLY affect me. The problem I'm am having trouble wrapping head around is this. How many Americans are genuinely panicked about this? I'm certainly not. The media and Washington seems to want to throw us all into a panic. OH NO...I WON'T BE ABLE TO GET A LOAN OR CREDIT. I just got approved for yet another credit card. I'm just not seeing it yet. I'm not saying there isn't a serious problem here. I'm just wondering if this really needs to be called a CRISIS. Is it? The canidates keep talking about how "Main Street America" is so stressed and worried about this crisis. I'm freaking as "Main Street American" as it gets, and I'm not sitting here biting my nails over this. I'm frankly sick of hearing about it. Call me when it's fixed b/c I probably won't notice. So I as all of you (you know, my four faithful readers); Do you really think that "Main Street Americans" are panicked? Do you think the Presidential Canidates are hitting this issue too hard? If they are out there to appeal to the "working class" do you think this is the main issue on that group's minds? Just askin.

Troubles On My Mind

You may have noticed that I haven't been keeping up on my posting as much as usual lately. I have been having some trouble concentrating lately. A few weeks ago my dad had some tightness is his chest. Because of the history of heart trouble on his side of the family, he thankfully got checked out right away. To make a long story short(er), the results of numerous tests determined that he has a bad heart valve and needs a single by-pass. He is scheduled for open heart surgery on Monday, October 27th at 7:15am.
Everyone assures us that this surgery is fairly routine (as far as heart surgery goes) and that he has everything going for him. I know they are right. He's fairly young (63) and in excellent shape. He lives on a small horse farm and is always working outside. When it's too cold to do too much outside, he runs two miles a day on the treadmill. Still, all that said, I'm beside myself with worry. Regardless of all the reassurances, I can't ignore the fact that they are going to crack open my dad's chest. The possibility that I could lose my dad, however small, grips my heart with fear.
I'm extremely close to my dad (to both my parents, actually) and we spend an enormous amount of time together. My dad owns a small insurance agency and I've worked there with him for the past eight years. My family lives next door to my parents. We all have horses and work in the barn, go riding and go camping together. We have dinners together. Many nights you can find us at my parent's house playing cards.
This whole thing has really made me think; What will I do without my dad? How will I go to the office everyday and not have him there? How will I go to the barn or go riding without him by my side? What has really hit me hard is the realization that even if all goes well, as expected, I'm going to have to face this stark reality at some point in the future. I've been blessed in my life and have not experienced much loss in my life. The closest relative I've ever lost was my grandfather when I was pretty young. How do you handle grief? It's my biggest fear in my life.
I'll end this with a request I'd don't usually make. Please take a moment out of your day on Oct 27th and pray for my family. Pray for my father. Pray for the surgeon who will hold my dad's life in his hands. Pray for my mom (who is a mess) and pray for me. My endless thanks and gratitude!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Sad Truth No One Will Tell

I'm going to voice what is most likely a very unpopular and un-politically correct opinion. I'll probably offend many people, but sometimes that is the bi product of the truth. I've been battling frustration over this year's election and the polls thus far. This election shouldn't even be close. McCain should be winning by a landslide, yet he is slipping in the polls. What the hell is going on? I've come to the conclusion that Obama supporters generally fall in one of two camps.

Camp number one: the voters who truly believe that we should become a socialist country. I can't tell those voters how to believe...that is why we have elections. I strongly disagree with socialist theory for America. My brother will argue this with me until he is blue in the face. He's been to Denmark(and all over Europe) and thinks it's the perfect model country. I agree that it works well for them, but would fail in a country as large as ours with such deep roots is capitalism(not a dirty word). But I digress. To this camp, I say "to each his own". This group of voters doesn't scare me. There just aren't enough of them to make a difference.

Camp number two: this is the big one. The UNEDUCATED. So this is what no one will say for fear of offending: Do you know why Obama is targeting the lower class (and middle class) as his key voters? Do you? Because the majority are uneducated. They don't normally follow politics. They don't research it. They hear the ads on tv, they listen to the biased media and they blindly believe what they are told. This is the group that scares me... there are so many of them out there.

So what can be done? I'm not sure at this point. I watched the debate and there were blatant lies from Obama. He changes he opinion, his rhetoric and his "friends" depending on who he is talking to and what will benefit him the most. It's obvious to anyone who has done a little research that he is DANGEROUS to America. I don't know what can be done to get the truth out there to the masses. The task is especially daunting with the media being on his side. McCain is going to have to get tough and go after Obama and call him on his bullshit. I don't know if he will do it, but the outcome of the election and the fate of our future is at stake.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Must Read!

I just found this and you guys HAVE to go check it out! It's just brilliant!

Diesel's Post

Let me know what you think!!

This Is Just Wrong!

According to the slogan generator, my slogan is...

Your Slogan Should Be

What Happens in Tiffany, Stays in Tiffany

Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies

So who's watching the debate tonight?

Will we just hear more of the same lies and rhetoric or will something new come to light? I'm not sure what to think. Part of me thinks that it will be the same old, same old, but I'm hoping that McCain steps up his game and starts putting some pressure on Obama. There are some many things that Obama has distorted or flat out lied about. It's about time that he has to answer to them.

Monday, October 6, 2008

What You Say And What They Hear

Ok, quick and funny story. Saturday night Levi and I went to watch the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) with my parents. Because it was a two hour drive, we got to the arena early to let the little munchkin walk around and wear off some energy before having to sit down again. While we were walking around with her, Levi was signing up for all kinds of offers and getting free stuff: pens, tshirts, magazines, ect.

Fast forward to the break before the final round. One of the sponsors was having a drawing from all the entries they received that night. They brought a big barrel out into the arean and drew the 1st name. Some guy won $100. Then they drew a 2nd name...for $500....LEVI!!!! Holy Crap! We never win. Talk about a sweet night!!

Fast forward again to the next morning at church. My grandparents come up to Levi and want to know if he's doing okay? (Ummm...compared to what) He assures them that he is fine. Then they ask if he's sore. (At this point I really am confused. What the heck are they talking about? Do they have a secret camera in our bedroom?) At this point I have to ask them what the heck they are talking about. Apparently my parents told my other grandma, who told them about Levi winning the drawing last night. Their interpretation? They thought that Levi won $500 RIDING a bull. Too funny! This is the guy who has broken 4 bones playing church volleyball. A bullride would have him in traction.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Have a Great Weekend!

I'm heading home for the weekend, so I'll catch you all back here on Monday!

I'll leave you with a video of my baby riding her precious bouncy horse. She's a natural!(that's my mom in the background...not me)

Debate Commentary

First of all, to address my previous post...I think Gwen Ifill did a good job. I didn't notice any blatant bias on her part. Perhaps a closer look who establish something minor. I didn't keep tract of who got to go first more or which questions when to whom. On the surface it seemed fair and had I not know about her book, I would have never questioned her based on the debate itself.

On the canidates. I think the both did a respectable job with no major misteps. It was pretty uneventful and tame. No name calling and not much in the way of personal jabs...which would have been more interesting. I personally like Palin better (although I liked her better going in). I thought that Biden spun the facts (read:lied). I think that Palin talked straight to the American people and I think many people will really like what she had to say. I think she is on the money that people are tired of our government and the way it is run. I suppose it has to be called an almost even draw.

The most interesting thing was watching the recaps and analysts after the debate. I flipped back and forth between Fox News, MSNBC and CNN. It is amazing how much differnce there was in opinion among the different networks. If the damn media isn't biased, no one is.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Biased Moderator For Tonight's Debate??

There's been quite a bit of talk about tonight's vp debate and the alledged bias of the moderator, Gwen Ifill. Now normally I am the first to join the attack against media bias. I think there are a lot of reporters who have a very obvious bias that comes through in their reporting and it infuriates me. In this case, however, I'm not(yet) convinced this is a big deal. First of all, let's face it, everyone is biased to some degree. Journalist are supposed to remain inpartial in there reporting. That doesn't mean they can have opinions, just that they should keep those opinions to themselves. Secondly, from what I've read about the book that Ifill is writing, I'm not sure that it as much as a pro-Obama book as it's being portrayed by the right wing. From what I've read about it, the book is more about black Americans throughout history and how far they have come. She covers many black leaders from both parties. I think that she could be an impartial moderator even if she admires one canidate more that the other. Will she? We'll just have to wait and watch tonight.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Where is my Ridalin?

I'm bored and I can't even think of anything fun to write about. I'd really like to run at the mouth about politics or something fun, but I can't concetrate on any one thing long enought to make any coherent points. Maybe I have a touch of the old ADD. Speaking of which, what is with EVERYONE claiming to have ADD now? Adults, kids, it doesn't seem to matter. I'm sure it exists and is a very real condition for some people, but come on. Really? I feel like I have ADD sometimes (like today) but most likely I'm just a scatterbrain who can't concentrate. Or it has something to do with having 3 kids and a job. Or it has something to do with going from a 6 can a day Mt. Dew habit to zero. Probably a combination of all of the above. Anyway, here is my list of things I'd like to blog about, but just don't have the concentration for today. Maybe tomorrow.

1. Being PC. Not a personal computer you moron...politically correct. I hate all the PC police out there. If I have to deal with hearing about "holiday trees" this year again, someone is going down. Why all of a sudden is everyone so thin skinned?
Oh shit. Is there some thin skin disorder out there that I've just offended?

2. Racism/affirmative action/quotas. Meet the new minority in America...the white male. They are probably the only group I can think of that doesn't have a minority stake in something. Also, I think the most racist people in the country are black. (not all of course, but some) I heard someone say that it isn't possible for black people to be racist...bullhonky.

3. Feminism was great up to a point, but now it is out of control and is counterproductive. Feminism was meant to strive to equal oppertunity for women, not special treatment. It's the same problem I have with affirmative action.

4. Sex Ed for Kindergarden. All I have to say is that it my kid's schools ever decide to implement this, I will yank my kids out of there faster than you can say Obama. Have you seen the Sex Ed that Obama supports?!?!?

So there it is...a sampling of the random shit swirling around in my brain today. Hopefully tomorrow will be a saner day.

Fun Video

Someone emailed this to me today and I got a kick out of it. Had to share it!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Is it just me?

Is it just me or is there an creepy resemblance here??

Monday, September 29, 2008

Taking Control

When I was looking through all my pictures for my profile, I came to a profound conclusion. Damn, I looked pretty good back then. WTF happened?!? I know, McDonalds, childbirth and plain old laziness happened. I visited an old college roommate this weekend and she's lost weight since college and looks fantastic. I'm inspired....or maybe just sickened of the flabby outer layer of my body. I'm starting eating healthy today. And exercising. Ugh. It's just so hard to get started. I know that I will feel better once I cut out the dozens of Mt. Dews per week and the junk carbs. I've done it before and I know I will have so much more energy. It's just that I'm too lazy to start. I'm too lazy to do something that will give me more energy. I'm my own worse enemy.

Now for the big decision. I need a motivational picture to put on the refridgerator. Should I use the good picture from the honeymoon(basically, my goal) or should I take a nasty picture of me in a swimsuit NOW? Hmm. Maybe that will make everyone in my family lose weight. They will lose their appetite everytime they go to the fridge. Hey, that's one way to save on grocery money.

Okay, here's the diet plan:
No more white bread products
No more food after 10pm
Eat Breakfast
Quit finishing what the kids don't eat.


I found this video on Lauren's Blog. It goes really quick, so you'll either have to pause it or watch it a few times, but it is definitly worth your time. Send it everyone you know.

Too tired to think straight

Well, my weekend was a good time all around, but now I am zapped. We left for earlier than I planned on Sunday, so we were home by 3:30. I thought I was doing good. Kids were ready for bed early last night so Levi and I were going to have a quiet, early to bed evening. Yeah right. Levi decides to go play volleyball for a couple hours with our church group. They play every Sunday night. No big deal, right? Sure. He comes home early, limping. He came down wrong on his foot and thinks maybe he broke his toe. 2 hours and seven shades of purple later and he's off to the emergency room. He broke his toe AND his foot. Great. I think he has broken about every bone in his body at least once. I don't know how he does it. This is the third broken bone because of church volleyball. Come on, we're not talking about a competitive game here. It's just recreational volleyball. And it's not like my husband is in bad shape. He is completely accident prone. Next time he instists on playing volleyball, I'm bubble wrapping his ass. Ugh.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Heading out for the weekend

I'm getting ready to leave for the weekend. I'm going to visit my roommate from college. We haven't seen each other for about 12 years, so I'm pretty excited. I'm not, however, looking forward to the 4 hour drive with my daughter and step-daughter. Ugh. I'll be back to posting on Monday.

Side note: What the F%#k is up with this banking crap?? I don't know near enough about economics to say much, but what a mess. I don't know the answer, but I have a pretty good handle on the problem. There are some big wigs out there that need to go bankrupt and not get bailed out.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Where to begin

Hmm. So looking back at my initial postings I'm seeing that I basically did junior high journal entries. "I picked out my flowers, I picked out my dress, blah, blah, blah." It kinda made me want to stab myself in the eye. I'm so not like that. I'm not little miss sunshine and roses. I'm deleting those and starting fresh. I'm switching gears and blogging on all those obnoxious opinions I have. All those things I always want to say, but don't. All those things people don't really care about. Now I have a platform to speak my mind. No one can interrupt me here!! I'm SURE (note the sarcasm) you all just can't wait to hear all the things I'm right about. In case you're not sure if you want to stick around for this, here's a basic sample of my opinions. Let me know what you want hear about first and I'll try to be accommodating (don't get use to that).

** Politics - seriously, don't ask me to start here. I'll probably just offend everyone and never get any readers. My generic beliefs summed up in one quickie sentence...I'm a conservative with Libertarian leanings who basically thinks the whole system is screwed up. I hate extremists of all most all forms. (Okay, that was two sentences)

** Religion - I grew up Lutheran and still go to a Lutheran church. I'm set in my belief in Christianity, but that's about it. I'm still exploring and searching. I have an open mind and I don't like the hypocritical nature of many organized religions.

** Guns - keep 'em legal.

** Burger King - sucks b/c they started charging for Ranch.

** Motherhood - The most important job I do. My mom was a stay at home mom and I owe so much to her. I wish I had the luxury to do the same, but I have to work. I'm struggling to do the best I can at both.

** Step-families - SUCK. Not really, but they stress me out. I have two step-kids. I love them, but man to they try me some days. I've done a lot of research on living in a blended family and I'm living it, so I have plenty of opinions here!

** My brother - he's my baby brother by 4 1/2 years. He knows EVERYTHING...just ask
him. Whenever we get together, it usually means sitting in our garage (the only place you can sit and smoke and argue until 4am) and arguing everything under the sun. Mostly politics. He is a liberal and would be communist if he could, so basically we don't agree on much. Add to that the fact that he will argue anything with me just for the sake of arguing, makes all of our discussions a blast.

**My husband - He's freaking hot & I love him, but I still want to twist off his nuts most days.

Alright, enough for now. Trust me, I can spew on about any topic, so bring it on!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008


"Dandelions are tap-rooted biennial or perennial herbaceous plants, native to temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere of the Old World. They are commonly known as weeds or ruderals." (copied from Wikipedia)

I was looking back through some old writings of mine and I came across something I wrote in junior high about dandelions. I started thinking about what I had written and the more I thought about it, the more it evolved. I don't even know what to call it. My theory? Not really a theory. I'm not sure. But here it is.
When I was a little girl, I used to go out into our yard and pick beautiful bouquets of flowers for my mom. She loved them. I did this every year and then one year my mom finally informed me that these beautiful yellow flowers where really just weeds. WHAT?!? WHY?? I just couldn't understand what made them weeds. But, as any young kid is apt to do, I just accepted that and moved on through life never thinking much more about until now.
The other day I was looking at my yard and thinking about all those damn yellow weeds and how hard they are to get rid of. What a pain in the ass. Then my daughter came in with a flower for mommy.

I didn't see a weed anymore. I saw that same flower I picked for my mom all those years ago. Why couldn't I look at them they same way my innocent little girl did? Why should I see them as weeds? They're not ugly. Is it just because everyone calls them weeds? If I wanted my yard covered in pretty yellow posies, I'd probably have all kinds of trouble getting flowers to grow there. Why be annoyed with these hardy little beauties?
It's all about our perception. If you look at a dandelion as a weed, then it's a bothersome, ugly little nuisance. If you look at it like a flower, then all of a sudden you erase all the negative emotions connected with it. It's like this with alot of things in life. Our jobs, our families, our responsibilities. We chose how we look at these. Are they annoyances or blessings? I'm going to try to start looking at the things in my life like flowers, not weeds and the next time I mow the yard, I'm going to feel a bit of sorrow that I'm wacking off all those yellow buds. Never fear though. They'll be back. The always come back.

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