Monday, February 13, 2012

If you give a mom a..

If you give a mom a day off..
She will wake up early because her internal clock doesn't have an off switch.
She will pour herself a cup of coffee and go to sit at the table to enjoy it.

When she sits down she will notice the table is a bit messy and start cleaning it off.
Cleaning off the table she will find a princess cup has fallen underneath.
She will take the cup to the sink and see that it is full and load the dishwasher.
Loading the dishwasher she will use the rest of the soap and decide she should run to the store.
At the store she remembers there is nothing to make for dinner and pick up a "few"things.

When she gets home she will put the groceries away and get dinner in the crock pot.
She will wipe down the counters and throw the towel in the laundry.

She will notice the laundry basket is full and head to the basement to do a load.
In the basement she will find clothes in the dryer and fold them and bring them up to be put away.
In her daughters room she will reorganize the closet and take out the clothes that don't fit.
She knows that she has to take them to goodwill before her daughter gets home and convinces her she NEEDS them.

On her way back she gets a little sleepy and remembers she never had her coffee.
She will get home sit down put her feet up to drink her coffee and hear the sound of the bus dropping the kids off from school..

So much for a day off

Mama’s Losin’ It

Monday, October 17, 2011

I have never

I am turning 29 years old next month
and I have never...

1.Been on an airplane with my kids
2.Been Skiing (and have no intentions of ever going)
3.Been on Jury Duty ( although i got my first letter last week =()
4.Ridden a mechanical bull
5.Jumped on a mattress in a mattress store

6.Worn a wig
7.Taken a midnight train anywhere
8.Taken a dance lesson
9.Died my hair blonde
10.Been to Europe  
11.Eaten a bacon cheese burger

12.Milked a Cow
13.Seen or read any of the Twilight saga
14.Seen gone with the wind
15.Bungee jumped

16. Shot a gun
17.Had a sardine

18. Been in a hot air balloon
19.Knit a blanket
20. Worked in a fast food restaurant
21.Swam with dolphins

What's on your list?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Where I'm from ( a writing exercise)

I am from bubble baths, from Tupperware measuring cups,
and splashing in the kitchen sink.
I am from the dogwood tree blooming white flowers in my Grandmother's yard.
I am from the honeysuckles, four leaf clovers,
and the walks in the park picking mushrooms.

I am from the angel bear on top of the Christmas tree
and overbearing voices,
I am from my mother's side of the family.
I am from the loud laughter and
inappropriate holiday conversations
From don't make me pull this car over, and Stop biting your nails!
I am from Sunday morning masses and stained glass windows,
polyester plaid skirts and floral Easter dresses,
  Our Fathers and Hail Marys.

I’m from many different houses,
 tomatoes in the garden and pizza on Friday night.
From the spray painted hopscotch in the driveway,
the bickering grandparents during a
 Pinochle  game,
and the sister who wanted to kill me.
I am from the boxes of photos in the bottom of the closet
 and Polaroids labeled with black magic marker.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Only 6 words

Six Word Memoir: Write about a significant time in your life in just six words.
 It was harder than it sounds.

The days my babies were born
Little "B" 11/8/01

Baby "A" 4/12/08

What are your six words?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Life's a beach: 10 Do's & Don'ts to consider this summer

10 Do's and Don't for you to consider at the beach this summer:

  1.) The speedo
I don't really care what shape you are in, This is not a good look for anyone.

2.)Loud un bleeped offensive music.. I was at the beach this past weekend,and there was a group of kids playing beer pong playing music that no one should be forced to listen to. My 3 year old does not need to be dancing to "put your ass in to it". Keep it family friendly people.

3.) Watch your children. The beach is not an open day care. I do not want sand kicked in my mouth by some kid throwing it over his shoulder while you sit half a mile away with your ipod on and a blanket over your head.

4.)For the love of all that is holy, Just because it is a public restroom does not mean you don't have to clean up after yourself. If you miss the toilet, wipe it off. Flush the dang toilet, I can promise you that  no one wants to see what you were doing in the stall before them.Throw your feminine products in the garbage cans that have been conveniently built into the wall for that very purpose. Would you pee in your own bathroom if it looked like that?

5.) Keep the "girls" in their place.. If you have more than one mishap with the "girls" escaping, it's probably time for a new bathing suit. Do yourself and everyone else a favor and look at yourself in the mirror before leaving the house.

6.)Keep the monkey business for your own jungle. I don't mind the average PDA, but when your half naked and sweaty it's not ok to be on top of each other in front of people.

7.) Uggs are not beachwear. You are in a bikini, it's 90 degrees,do  you really need fur lining around your feet when all your other lady parts are hanging out?

8.)Don't wear socks with sandals. This one goes along with number 7. Air those dogs out, they have been cooped up all winter. This does not look good nor does it make sense.

9.)Don't stare. Didn't your mom teach you it's not polite? I get that there are half naked girls running around, but  it's just creepy, and your not fooling anyone behind the dark sunglasses.

10.) Just don't...

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Prom Date

After my last post 10 things about me where I had mentioned that I had been to a few proms and had worn a different dress to each one I decided to share pictures with you. This totally reminds me of that movie "27 dresses". You know where she had a closet full of bridesmaids dresses. Or the movie "the wedding date". Except these are prom dresses,not bridesmaid dresses, although I do have a bridesmaid dress, a dress I wore to a wedding, and my own wedding dress that I have since added to the collection . And I wasn't paid to attend any of these events.

So we will start from the beginning.
1.)My sophomore ring dance, It was a semi formal dance where we were given our class rings. I saw this dress in a Delia's catalog and fell in love, and the shoes!!! I was crazy about those shoes!

This feels like a million years ago

2.) Prom #1
The boy I was dating at the time (same boy as pic first love awww) asked me to go with him to his prom, I was only a sophomore and I was so excited!

Can you tell I was excited?

I got my dress from a bridal boutique and had shoes to match. It was beautiful. Although  it wasn't my own prom, I admit, I had more fun at this one then the rest.

I probably smiled like that the whole time

3.) My junior year my boyfriend and I broke up and besides being heartbroken, I was a little disappointed that I would not be going to the senior cotillion, But a few weeks before the dance a friend who was also without a date asked me to go with him. I can't remember where this dress came from but it is still hanging in my closet.

4.)My Prom!! My prom was on a boat and was a great time, but like I said it wasn't AS fun as the previous prom I had been to. Maybe it is because I had already gone to one?

5.) My senior cotillion. I had a great time at this one. It was senior year, our last dance, ahh the memories...

Love these girls! We had S.O much fun.

6.)A boy I had known since kindergarten and I become pretty close friends for a little while and he invited me to his prom. This was a little awkward because I only knew a couple people and I pretty much just sat at the table all night.

7.)  I was actually supposed to go to this prom with a (guy) friend but he cancelled on me at the last minute and I had already bought the dress. So a close friend of mine was going alone and she asked me to come and keep her company. This one was also a little awkward not knowing that many people and the boy who had ditched me was there with his date ( no hard feelings though we we're still friends).

As  I was digging all of these pictures out and reminiscing about each one I remembered that a few years after I graduated high school I did go to another prom.  ( I could not find a picture of it) A friend of mine had a friend who didn't have a date so I tagged along. I did wear the same dress as the one in the picture above. So at least one dress got 2 wears out of it.

There you have it.. Instead of the wedding date, I was the prom date. Anyone need a prom dress? A prom date? I still have a few of these collecting dust in my closet.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

10 things about me

 Here is a list of 10 things about me that you may or may not already know

1.) Dirty clothes on the bathroom floor make me crazy.

2.) I went to 4 proms ( and two senior cotillions) in high school and wore a different dress to each one =) I had  more fun at the first one then I did at my own.

3.) I hate socks, I hate the way they feel, I hate the stupid seam thing at the toes.. I just hate them.

4.) I like my iced tea mixed with lemonade.

5.) I have absolutely no sense of direction.. A friend and I once got so lost that by the time we figured out where we were, we were almost 2 hours away from home and driving in the wrong direction

6.) I once ate a whole box of  nutty bar's in one night.

7.) I L.O.V.E the smell of pickles.

8.) When we were younger, My sister and I had a "barbie doll grave yard" for all our damaged barbies.

9.) I have been a  vegetarian for over 10 years but every Thanksgiving I still crave turkey.

10.) I dropped out of a class in college because we had to give an oral speech for the mid term exam.

Anything else you wanna know? How about you? Got any fun facts you wanna share?