Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My struggle

I'm going through a lot of stuff right now, trying to figure out life.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Still trying to win an Ipad2. sigh.

I’m posting this to enter a contest offered by Buy More Contacts at Uppercase Woman! I want to win theiPad 2! Enter to win here!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Win a trip to Paris? Mais Oui!

Jordan Ferney over at ohhappyday.com is giving away a trip for 2 to paris. She is AWESOME!!! Here's the link to sign up- http://ohhappyday.com/2011/06/goes-to-paris

Enter today for a chance to win.

Don't forget your beret!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Some iPad2 love

I’m posting this to enter a contest offered by MeridaHome at Design For Mankind! I want to win the iPad 2! (and I love Erin’s shoes!)

This woman is amazing! No, Really... go check her out.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Life List

I'm about to "ink" my Life List. I don't have 100 things on it right now, but it is growing. Let's do this...

1. Ride a Mechanical Bull
2. Spectate the Kona Ironman
3. Drive the PCH in a convertible
4. Take swimming lessons
5. Drag Queen Bingo
6. Attend a Broadway show
7. Smoke pot in Amsterdam
8. Throw a Halloween party
9. Learn to snowboard
10.Get hair/makeup done professionally
11. Own a killer handbag
12. Take a tropical vacation with just my Husband
13. Dress like a pin up girl
14. Visit Thailand
15. Take my kids to Chicago for a weekend via airplane
16. Surf in Hawaii
17. Walk in a pair of Louboutin's
18. Get a Brazilian wax
19. Get acupuncture
20. Own a pair of jeans that fit like a glove, no matter the price.
21. Get a shellac manicure.

As of today, I have paid for one of these, but have yet attempted it. Which one do you think it is?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We're going streaking through the Quad

Every Saturday my daughter, Lainey has soccer in the morning.  It's some fierce 4 year old soccer.  It's usually very low key, not much drama there.  Until the last time I went to watch.  Both Chuck and I had a race earlier in the day, so my mom took the kids to soccer.  I showed up after the race and sat with my Mom to watch the kids chase each other back and forth on the field.  Off in the distance, I see what looks to be a bare ass.  Double take... yes, it's definitely a bare ass.  It's a small girl, maybe around 3 bending over as if she's peeing, right on the side of a neighboring soccer field. Her Dad is sitting in front of her with his back to her.  He is oblivious.

I can't stop looking.  I elbow my Mom to make her look. We should be watching the game, but can't stop watching this girl. 

The little girl's pants and underwear are around her ankles.  She proceeds to stand up and do a victory dance behind her Dad without pulling up her pants. He still has no clue on what's going on.  Finally, she pulls her pants up and then tackles him from behind.  Dad falls backwards right into the area where she peed.  

Oh yes he did.  

I'm still chuckling about it.  

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pet Peeve of the Day

I have many Pet Peeves.  I'd like to highlight each one and explain just why is peeves me so much.

Today's Pet Peeve:

Paper Plates that stick together.

Ok ok, I know, I could probably spend a little bit more money and get the good paper plates, but hey... THEY ARE PAPER PLATES.  I'm cheap, uh frugal rather and my kids use the plates too many times in a day for me to want to wash regular dishes.  When I go to grab a paper plate out of the cupboard I am unable to just grab one.  They are stuck in threes.  Is this a conspiracy from the makers of the paper plates?  They prey on your inability to spend the time to pry them apart, leaving you to use 3 plates instead of one.  What gives?

Less glue, more plates!  Say it with me!!!

(going to look for a new hobby soon)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

playdates and loony moms

My son likes to hang out with a classmate, "D".  The last playdate, D came over here.  Colin was supposed to go to their house today, yet here I am listening to Super Mario Bros, and screeching that is loud enough to shatter glass. D's mom said the reason he needed to come over here was because D's dad, that does not live with them, is spending the weekend sleeping at her house.  She said he's leaving for Las Vegas soon and wants to spend as much time as he can with the kids before he leaves.  Hmmmm.  I don't get that.

He doesn't live with them.
They are divorced.
How do you spend time with kids while you're sleeping?

D's Mom talks so fast that I can't keep up.  It's almost as if she took her son's Adderall.  It's amazing to watch, actually.  I've been ignoring her phone calls because I'm not a big fan of D and wasn't up for a playdate.  He used to hit kids in their class.  Why can't my son make new friends?  I've begged him, but it's hard for my socially awkward kid to make new friends.

Hopefully next year, he will have new friends.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I don't belong here.

I think that my Seasonal Affective Disorder has totally won this year.  I swear to you I'm not making this up.  It has been cloudy/rainy/overcast for over a week. This makes me unhappy, depressed and unable to function like a normal person.

I really thought I was winning.  Not in a Charlie Sheen kind of #Winning.  I had trained for a half marathon from the beginning of December to the end of February.  I thought I had it made.  Stupidly, I also thought that the weather would be better in March/April. But no, it wasn't.  Mother Nature had it out for me in a big way, always trying to knock me down with the constant grey days and rain.

My Daughter, Lainey is 4. I've been staying home with her.  I think she's trying to kill me slowly every day.  We have a daily fight about when she's going to eat.  If I give in, then I have a daily fight with her dad about what she eats.  I'm in a no win situation.

I hate where I live.  I hate rural areas.  I live in a rural area. Only two old neighbors that I don't see much.  No trouble, lots of turkeys, deer, and rabbits.  I like to get crazy and have fun.

Today, I spent the day with Ima, (Names have been changed to protect the crazy)  She's my BFF and my Partner in Crime.  We went thrift store shopping.  We ended up in an affluent town that was full of awesomeness.  And by Awesomeness, I mean lots of hipsters, gays, and douches.  Oh yes.  I did.  We shopped a few small shops.  Oh so cute!  The funny thing about Ima and I, is the that she is very much into the to here and now, where I like to dabble in the past.  We went into a vintage shop with tons of vintage dresses, boots, hats and such.  She says, "yeah, this isn't me." I started to laugh,  "I love this place." I chuckled.  Ima and I are a lot alike in many ways, but this is where we differ.  It's cool.  I love her.  For a lot of reasons.

I grew up in the same rural area that I now live in.  I've always had a taste for adventure and loved living in other areas.  I crave living in a "faster pace of life".  I have lived in big cities, such as Phoenix. Phoenix was great to live in, but we lived there for only 3 years.  My husband is the stick in the mud.  He likes where he's at and THAT'S THAT.  I really want to live somewhere else.  Unfortunately, the housing market here sucks so I'll be here for a while, but I'm really holding out for somewhere sunny and fun.  Phoenix, Austin and Denver are all on my list.

Let's see...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Have you ever...

Have you ever had a loss in your life that felt like there was a big gaping empty hole within you?

Have you ever tried to cram that hole with things that could possibly make you feel better, but just doesn't?

Have you ever felt naked, raw, angry, sad, crushed, lost?

Have you ever felt all alone in this world, with people not understanding you?

The hole I have is exposed to the elements.

I have nothing left but to go through the steps of grieving.  I hope I get through them all soon.

Time...yes... I know....time is what it will take.

This is how it feels to lose a friend.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


It's been over a year since I've been here.  I usually take a break when major things go on with my life.  The first time was a major breakdown in my marriage. A year ago, I had a friendship that I adored, go bad. Things are different, sane and on a plateau now.

I'm in need of a brain dump.  My head is filled with too many thoughts right now. It's clouding my ability to think clearly.  Unsure of how I feel right now, since there is too many things to feel.
I feel numb to some things, but it allows the excitement part to come thru.

stopped drinking for 42 days in a row
trained for 12 weeks for 1/2 marathon
ran a 1/2 marathon
felt like i lived at the gym

sometimes giggly
sympathetic for sad friends
sad for plans changing