Monday, December 29, 2008

 Here is a link, above, to a blog I love,
one that has helped me
 to hopefully
be preparing to be prepared.

I have to teach RS on Sunday,
and I prayerfully decided that the lesson will be
Covenants and Resolutions...

As I am preparing I am seeking to find things
that are inspiring to our preparation,
spiritually and temporarily.

The thought on the Safely Gathered In blog this morning inspired me so much,
I wanted to share with you all.

Also, a tip from our preparations:
72 hour kits for my kids to have at school
is something that I have been told
by so many they would not have thought of.

They are a simple gallon zip lock,
included in them as follows:

snacks; beef jerky, granola, candy,
a water bottle,
a letter from Mom and Dad,
letters from siblings are also fun!
pictures of family,
a small Book of Mormon,
emergency information.

The bag fits well in their desk,or in their locker!, and I know that they have something to remind them that they are loved.

They have never needed them, but I know that I am teaching them about being prepared each year when I send them, and when they bring them home on the last day and rip into the snacks that they have been wanting all year.

The letters are a wonderful addition to the end of school year routine.
The kids know they are loved, thought of and that they need to always be prepared.

I had one couple at church mention that they now have these type of kit at work, with a letter to them from the other.

So, there is another idea....give them
as a New Year gift to the honey working so hard for the family.

....I am off to make one for my sweetheart...with notes from the kids.

And with the glore of Christmas goodies in the house, it shouldn't be hard to prepare.

Love to you all.
Hope you have a wonderful

Happy New Year!

'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain'

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

bLoG ThaT! meRrY ChRIsTmAS!

BLOG that!

Christmas Eve Day:

J: Mom, since I can't find my Christmas stocking this year I'll just use this Winnie the Pooh one.

[first, i didn't know his was missing :( ,
second, sadly, and worse,
i didn't know he was longing for it...]

Me: We will go right up to the attic and find it in the extra Christmas decorations.

[third, i banned half the decorations this year, and my kids caught me boxing up the ones we had put out a week ago. they called me GRINCH, and yes, I have been the grinch this year. I felt all green, with a heart too small, as I SHOVED those decorations BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM.]

J: (answering my solution to go find the sock), No, that's not good. I don't think we should spend our time working on Christmas Eve.

[You would think it was Sunday, the way he said it.]

....him thinking....he continues:
WHAT, DADS WORKING TODAY! wasn't a question.
It was a statement of pure disgust.

He is so hilarious.

Christmas Eve Day, take two:

The kids have been getting Santa Helper gifts for the 12 days of Christmas. Today was their 11th gift. As they brought it in the house they were all talking about how COLD the package feels.

ME: There is no place as cold as the North Pole.
..well, except maybe my grinch heart, I didn't say that
just thought it!

J (again, and speaking very professor like): Except for Antarctica, it's pretty certain that it is colder there,
in fact,
scientifically it's probability
much more colder.

BLOG THAT! (he, he, i did, and i got to it before Cece!)

Merry Christmas Everyone!
...hope your holidays are filled with love and peace,
and moments that will become memories to last...

...and a few moments that are memories worth BLOGGING. ♥

broken things to mend

I posted this on a healing journal that I am keeping and thought of some of you who were so kind to me as I ranted the other day. Instead of re-writing, if there is anyone worried about how I am doing. Today is good. I wanted to thank you for your words of love and support as I haven't been feeling up to much. I love that you are so supportive of me and of others who are here, on the line, holding on by a thread. Thank you and Happy Holidays. My wish is that you are all warm and surrounded by love during the season of Joy, as you think of Jesus, Others and Yourself.

I belong to
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have learned from church as an adult that you can be loved, you can be mended, you can be healed, having Faith in Jesus.

I have always felt as though they were talking about everyone else, not me.

I love my church. I love the people who come each Sunday, who put their arms around me; Who Love me. I know they do, I feel it, I want to be there each week, no matter how sad or broken I feel I never stop going. Even when I have been breaking the commandments, I still go. Even when I loose the light in my eyes, and people come up to me and ask me what's wrong. Even the day my Grandmother died, I went.

A talk was given during one of our conferences titled Broken Things to Mend, by Jeffrey R. Holland. I remember it was beautiful.

For Christmas this year I bought the book: Broken Things to Mend for my sister, and one for my mother. I went back and got one for me. I haven't read it yet, but feel that it will be a really good part of my healing process.

Today, missing my Grandmother very much, I got a surprise visit. My mom came by. Everyone loves surprises, but you know what I have told you about my mom. My childhood.

She came by, and it was good.

Let me tell you more. She brought with her little Santa bags. Bags she had sewn herself, to give us as Mrs. Claus bags. My Grandmother always played Mrs. Claus for us, it is by far my favorite Christmas memory ever. And I am missing her greatly, this healing is partially coming and necessary due to losing her in October. Something in me broke, my heart and more, so badly when she died. And when that broke, the rest of me fell apart.

Having my mom come today reminded me of something I learned in church. Faith. I gave my mom her book, and a journal, and a little white bracelet with the word Faith on it. Like the one my son gave to my grandmother years ago, something she wore everyday the rest of her life, and was buried with.

As my mom played Mrs. Claus today I watched her from the rocking chair that my Grandmothers Father built. She gave them the gifts, with no fancy dress, no singing of Here comes Santa Clause...just a sweet gift of a journal and some old fashioned candy, like Grandma.

As tears came to my eyes I realized I wasn't crying because I was sad or broken. I was crying because I was happy. I remembered that Life is great. Life is and will be eternal. Life is love, and prayer, and Hope, and Faith, Life is happy, and Families are Forever.

We believe this in our church. And I will be able to see my Grandmother again. I may be broken, but I am beginning to believe that Broken is Better. And that being broken I have the Faith to heal, to be renewed. To be whole.

part of that conference address says:
"He is saying to us, "Trust me, learn of me, do what I do. Then, when you walk where I am going," He says, "we can talk about where you are going, and the problems you face and the troubles you have. If you will follow me, I will lead you out of darkness," He promises. "I will give you answers to your prayers. I will give you rest to your souls.""

Another part I love is:

Are you battling a demon of addiction—tobacco or drugs or gambling, or the pernicious contemporary plague of pornography? Is your marriage in trouble or your child in danger? Are you confused with gender identity or searching for self-esteem? Do you—or someone you love—face disease or depression or death? Whatever other steps you may need to take to resolve these concerns, come first to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Trust in heaven’s promises. In that regard Alma's testimony is my testimony: "I do know," he says, "that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions."

In the Bible the woman who touched Christ’s garment and was healed is a wonderful example of faith, determination, and resoluteness. Her motives were pure. There was no hypocrisy or deception, as she hoped her actions would go unnoticed. She did not want to inconvenience the Master or disturb those listening to Him. The woman had spent all her income on physicians, expecting to be cured of a blood disease, but to no avail. With great faith, this sister disciple sought out Jesus and in the midst of a crowd “came behind him, and touched the border of his garment” and was healed. Jesus experienced the withdrawal of spiritual power. He inquired of His disciples, “Who touched me?” The disciples pointed to the multitude thronging about Him and suggested that it could be any number of persons. Jesus persisted, sensing the special person in His midst and the nature of the event. The woman then came forward. “Trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.

“And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace” (see Luke 8:43–48).

And Finally the conference address says:

If you are lonely, please know you can find comfort. If you are discouraged, please know you can find hope. If you are poor in spirit, please know you can be strengthened. If you feel you are broken, please know you can be mended.

Today, I can't help but think that by no accident do things happen. Even in my abuse I know there is power to heal and to mend. I know that while some of my experiences have been awful, most and many more, have been good.

I know that what I learn at my church is good, that I have been taught many wonderful things, that I have felt wonderful things, and that I have found peace in them. I know that Jesus Christ, whose birth we celebrate this year, is wonderful, and that he loves me. I know that the words of these men and women in our church are true, and loving and that they are inspired.

I seek to have the Faith to be whole, to be mended, and this time I want to have a choice, to choose the best parts of me to put back together. Actually, I quite believe today that I am looking forward, with Faith, to it!

Love and greetings, Merry Christmas, to you, my friends, who are with me on the way to my healing....I do pray that your holidays are safe, warm, healthy, and happiness be yours. Know that you are making a difference in my life, which is making a difference in my children's lives.

Love and gratitude to you!

Wordless Wednesday!

Monday, December 22, 2008


for the Women Doing More website
original publication please link below...


If you go to this web site,
you can pick out a thank you card
and Xerox will print it
and it will be sent to a soldier who is
currently serving in Iraq .

You can't pick out who gets it,
but it will go to a member

of the armed services.

How AMAZING it would be
if we could get everyone
we know to send one!!!
It is FREE
and it only takes a second.
Wouldn't it be wonderful
if the soldiers each received
a bunch of these?

God Bless Our Service
Men and Women!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What WE ALL Can Do:
Go to:
Pick a card and let Xerox do the rest.

Send more than one card!
Pass along the information.
Post this on your blog,
refer your friends to the
for simple ways to be
involved in your community,
and our global community!

Email everyone you can,
asking them to send a card!

Have a happy day!

Know that you can have a happy day because of the job these men and women do.

Whether we agree with the politics behind the process,

they are there because they are committed to do their job.

Is that much different than you or I?

They deserve to know we appreciate

and that we acknowledge their presence there

and not home for the holidays.

God bless them,

peace and safety be with them during the holidays

previously published on Women Doing More!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Comments in my Email!

[rhetoric.ramblings.romance] New comment on HELL..

this is my family link...and THIS [above]
is the prompt I am getting in my inbox of my email.

I can't stop smiling...because I have so much I could

The actual title of the post begins with HELLO.
But I think I like it better this way.
Leaves a great deal more fun to the imagination...

okay, this post really isn't about anything....
..just me smiling at the thought of commenting on Hell....

[sorry to be blasphemous on the Sabbath.]

Saturday, December 20, 2008

NEW! Make My Smile Spot

Tell me your best:

You Know Your Kids Live in a BLOGGER
WORLD when they...

Today CeCe and J
were eating the new
Stacker Stickers,

don't worry,
I don't know what they are either...

She says to me: Mom, Take a Picture...

I look and behold, two beauties have STUCK
these gummie foods
all over their faces...

...brings new light to the ten second rule.

However gross, they were entertained,
and after a few photoshots
from various angles...
...they ate away.

Cece says: I call I get to BLOG THAT FIRST!

She CALLED it.
So, in her world she gets to
BLOG THAT first...

...and in mine, I get to BLOG THIS.

i CALL i get to BLOG
me going to bed FIRST tonight!
TAKE THAT, i say!


Give me your best:

[or you]

Best wins the Make My Smile Spot at the top of my blog for the week!

Happy Blogging!

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Storms

I wanted to share a quote I found that has been really helpful to me for the past few days.

This quote was the only and first thing that I read on my Wednesday this week.

I know that as I read the words
they were an answer to my prayers,
my question:
How am I going to do this?

...from Dr. Wayne Dyer's book, Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life:

"Sadness, fear, frustration
or any troubling feeling
cannot last.
Nature doesn't create
a storm that never ends."

...maybe you thought it would be bigger.
To me it was a huge thought.
(I changed the font to not disappoint you, LARGE, he he.)

My signature statement on my daily email is:

--'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain'

so...on from dance in the storms that are mine...and to
appreciate anyone who asks, shall we dance. for then, I am not alone...

thanks ♥

Thursday, December 18, 2008


J wanted to know if he can play James Bond
on the Nintendo.
He is almost 7 DUH.
And all his friends get to play so why should he get to.

I said,
"If I told you all my friends smoke,
would you think I should get too."

He said,
"Hello mom,
You should know the answer to that one."

Yes, we there.

My Thankful Thought:
I have been a good mom,
my kids remind me of that when they
remind me that I have taught them well.
[i am just thankful they are young enough
to not understand the do as i say, not as i do ...
i have time to HEAL and convert...]
KIDS are AWESOME....and sometimes I am cool...
....okay, that is only funny if you read yesterdays post...below. :)
So thankful.
[hey, if you don't know what a mormon is, check out my sidebar...MORMON, not MORON.]

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Moving Forward

I have read and appreciated all the wonderful comments. I can not spend a lot of time right now coming to say thank you to everyone individually...
[i miss your blogs :(], however, I hope you will feel my gratitude in this message.
...I am going to be fine, I am too stubborn to fail at anything, including healing and Hope.

that said...

I have decided that if I have the time to blog I am going to share the cute things my kids do or say that make me smile, and something I am thankful for each day.

Positive thoughts; positive momentum forward.

Today as I picked J up from school, alone,
because his older siblings are trying out for the school play,
I DELIGHTED in listening to him talk.
He had so much to say and I was THANKFUL for the time with him.
I think that he sometimes is quiet because everyone else is so noisy.

He is a DANG cute kid.
I wish that everything he said would be as cute to you all,
but I have seen your blogs,
you have cute moments and funny kids too,
[which i enjoy...smiles...]
and seriously cool lives....actually that being said [the cool word]...
I have a story.

My story is my thing that made me smile today.
J was talking non stop,
the boys at school,
THE GIRLS at school
- remember he is 7.
He was talking about the teams his friends are on.
I asked, teams, like sports, are you playing games.

Oh no, he says, not sports.
Actually the entire interaction
between kids these days is like a sport,
with NEW rules, not olden day style.

So, he is telling me about all these kids
and the funny events of the day.
He is laughing hilariously at himself.

So I said, "Sounds like you have a lot of friends,
you must be a COOL kid."

And that, my blogger friends, is where my STORY comes in.

"COOL kids," he responds,
"OH NO, that is the OTHER TEAM.
My team is AWESOME.
We are definitely not
Constipated, Outdated, Overweighted, Losers."

HELLO, what was I thinking.
It is so not cool to be COOL.

So, my friends, you are awesome.
You are the awesome team.

I am not sure that I know ANYONE who is cool these days.

And, it is Over WEIGHTED, not over RATED....I also learned that tidbit today.

Happy blogging.
And thanks again for the greetings.
I feel blessed to have so many angels, prayers, and care notes from you all.

[and, by the way, i have MAJOR OCD,
I don't like even numbers,
so 48 followers is COOL.
...anyone want to make it 49??? thanks ♥]

My Thankful Thought:

Matthew 25:35..."I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
v. 40 ...And the King shall answer and say unto them, ....I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

Merry Christmas Everyone ♥

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dear Friends,

Yes, you, all of who have been following me, reading me, commenting, and caring.

I love and appreciate that you read and enjoy my families antics, and that you pick up on the little intricacies of my rhetoric that sometimes give you an in to who I am, and how I am feeling.

Right now as the holidays approach I have fallen into the deepest depression I have ever experienced, and have anxiety, with insomnia; as a cherry on top.

I am writing this to you, readers, and to you browsers, who read and hide your presence from me, because i have something that is important to me to say.

I LOVE LIFE, I love to serve, I love my family, kids and extended. I have great siblings, I have forgiven my mother from the abandonment and abuse that I suffered as a child, however, right now what I believe that I am experiencing is TRUE REAL depression and pain.

It is consuming, overwhelming, and all the traits and qualities of being a good mother and happy wife have gone away. I want me back, so that I can enjoy what I used to, and so my kids don't always have to wonder if they did something. They are beautiful, and as you know I have delighted in them for their entire lives.

I did experience abuse; take your pick of the natures, it was them all. I did experience abandonment and grew to this day in foster care, with a lovely family. This family had challenges too. My new mother died months after taking me. I am not to say that my life was any more difficult that any of you reading this.

In fact, I hope that because of my life I will be a dearer acquaintance, friend, cyber support and bring some joy and laughter, as well as be there for your own tears and challenges. I believe that this way of getting to know one another is absolutely wonderful, in that we come to realize that our neighbor IS LIKE OUR SELVES. Hurt and pain, suffering, insecurity don't fall short for anyone.

If you are taking the time to read this I hope that you know I am here, dealing and hoping to help you when and if you are ever dealing yourselves....we all have challenges. What I mean by dealing wake up, but not, to cry when there is nothing to cry about, to go through the motions, short tempered, reacting to everything in site, to find yourself numb, and without feeling for the very people who you have loved more than life itself. Dealing....near giving up....yes, that is what I mean.

Yet, I have found some of the greatest support through this community, and through the process of opening myself up to you, readers and friends alike.

I have a good family. Some are trying really hard to get help for me. My husband is trying to not give up, he doesn't know what to do to help. And my kids are just confused. I used to be such a great mom.

But here, I have found Angels among us. One, Trying to Stay Calm, many of you know her. She is amazing, and kind, and sweet, and honest, and full of life, love and joy. And it is genuine. As I have felt her prayers, her love, her support, and I have never met her; only known her a month, and got to know her through, this; the Internet.

She has directed me back to where I should have begun in my Jesus. Yes, Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Jesus is ....well, the REASON.

So, you wonderful, patient Chocolate Winners. She, my friend, will be sending you the treats. And I want to thank her, and thank you....because doing the giveaway brought me delight. It brought smiles to me, and to my Cece, who is still talking about how cool Shauna from Trying to Stay Calm is. And Jillene, her husbands foot, hoping and praying that he is getting better. And Boy Mom, bless you at this holiday time with all those BOYS, as she says. And Susan Brady, whose husband said no way would she win, AND SHE DID. Sorry if I don't mention everyone....but you all mean a lot to me, and just the fact that so many of you keep checking on me is unreal. Unreal because I don't have the bells and whistles, or much to offer right now.

I wish I could have all the wonderful links in this post, but for now I am off to ask for help; a doctor appointment. So many of you readers told me there is no shame in asking for help. Thank you for that. So many of you recognized my depression, and have pleaded for me, and for the sake of my family, to get help. I am, I will try.

To my family reading, if you are; I don't mean to embarrass any of you. But I need help. And I plan to get hopefully I can be who you remember me to be. Love and hugs to you all. Thanks for taking the time to read.

I will be back, in full color, with fun and smiles to, mummee

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Come What May

"The basic requirements for enduring to the end
include knowing who we are,
children of God with a desire to return
to His presence after mortality;
understanding the purpose of life,
to endure to the end and obtain eternal life;
and living obediently with a desire
and a determination to endure all things,
having eternal vision.
Eternal vision allows us to overcome
opposition in our temporal state and,
ultimately, achieve the promised rewards
and blessings of eternal life."

- Robert D. Hales, “Behold, We Count Them Happy Which Endure,”

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Please HELP:

...the Utah Red Cross Needs Donations.

If you have even a little bit it would help.

This morning about midnight,a fire started in one of the Incline Terrace Buildings, which houses a good deal of our church families, some elderly, some young college students. The fire has made it impossible for these people to return home.

Most of them are staying at an LDS Ward building, where I have been most of today, and early morning hours. These people are desperate, and are a testimony of the necessity of having 72 hour kits beside your beds. They were awoken by firefighters evacuating their building, and now, due to water damage, smoke damage, and some total losses, they will not be able to return home for many days, and then only to gather what they can salvage.

I know this story has been on the news. And having talked to the Red Cross people [as they have taken over the church as a disaster site to house the families] they need all our HELP.

This article link above is recent, from ABC news, and gives you details of what you can do to help the Red Cross. The other article link is to the news story, and video.

I feel this is an important reminder to us to be prepared. Anything can happen, at anytime. And also of the importance of helping.

After spending so many hours helping others; driving for perscriptions, the things people can not go without, shoes and coats; and listening, holding hands charred by the fire, drying tears, I have come home and feel urgently to pass along to you all to please be prepared. And please help where you can.

While helping I didn't realize how hungry or weary I had become. Realizing I hadn't eaten, a women who was working in the kitchen made me a sandwich, from the very kitchen I have come to know through serving for many funerals this year.

She in the kitchen, me on the outside this time. As she made me a sandwich, she asked if I needed anything else.

She was so kind. No, I shouldn't need anything, I have my home to go to.

But then, I was talking to another sister about the Sub-for-Santa lists that I have in my pocket to fulfill, and that I was going to head out to do that. This same women comes and says, can I help with those lists. I find out talking to her that her son saw the fire in the middle of the night. He came home and told his mom. She drove from across town to come find something she could do today to help. She didn't have to.

This is not her neighborhood, this is not her church, she is not part of the Red Cross, just someone who cares. She came to serve food, she made me a sandwich.

She made me more than a sandwich. She made me realize that WE ALL CAN HELP. No matter how little we think we have to give, or how much we have to do for ourselves. We can do something.

So, please first, get your 72 hour kits together, be safe, take care of your family, second; check out that article, and find a way to give something to the Red Cross. Watching them in action today, they are amazing, and kind, and if they need something we should give it.

And most important pray; these families can't find their pets, can't get into their homes, and what is left is damaged. Just pray. And pray for the voluteers.

You are all so many different places, and can do such good right where you are. Pass the word along and enjoy finding ways to make a difference in the lives of one or of many.

Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

silent night....holy beard

the story behind the BEARD:

First thing first, this was C's last year in the Nativity.

I will never forget the year that we painted the Nativity scenery on large cardboard pieces from the old Granite Furniture store in our home town. I never would have thought that 11 years later the primary kids would still be using it; nor that I would have a daughter turning twelve, and in her last Primary Nativity. Time flies.

Friday night was the ward Christmas Party. The children participated, yet again, in the reading of the Christmas story from the scriptures.

C had been asked to be a Wiseman, not enough boys, and definitely NOT what she anticipated being. PLAYING A BOY, what were these leaders thinking...

When time came for the program the girl who was asked to be Mary had not shown up. C was then asked to be Mary.

My sweet C, beaming from ear to ear...she wasn't going to have to be the Wiseman. But then, she looked over at Danielle. Danielle looking at C, Danielle in the pretty angel costume. Danielle wanted SOOO badly to be Mary. C has been Mary once before; my last year as Primary President [I finally gave in, and let my daughter be Mary, after all her years of longing, and me choosing others to be Mary.]

C knew that look, the look in Danielle's eyes. She said, "Danielle, do you want to be Mary?" Quiet Danielle, barely able to even nod yes. So I said, "Danielle, You want to be Mary, don't you?" "Yes." Again, I could barely hear her.

So C began to take off the costume for Mary, and trade Danielle for the Angel costume. The pretty angel costume. Not a bad trade. At least it wasn't the Wiseman.

BUT THEN...the primary leaders said, "OH C, not an angel. WE NEED A WISEMAN."

I thought C would start to cry right then and there. She was back to being a BOY. YUCK. C has enough of boys, just surviving childhood with THREE brothers.

But, she put on the wiseman costume. Little did I know until the curtain rose that they had BEARDS for the wiseman. So humiliating. Poor C, who kept looking out at me during the entire program, with yearning eyes. Pleading: MOM SAVE ME. And me, who could not be reverent for even a minute because I was laughing so hard at S; S-10, who you can barely even see his nose through the costume.So take another look at the thought J was the only one with the silliness. And take another look at Mary. Mary; who was meek, and Joseph; who was mild. And know that this, the BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, was the one where my little daughter, sat, in a Beard, looking at precious Mary, holding her baby, and knowing that this IS what Christmas is.

...Giving what you want most right now [to be a GIRL in the program], for what you want most eternally [to know that you gave up something you wanted, for someone else.]

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

wordless wednesday


i am posting a re-post....

this one is ironically titled

ENJOY!. There I did it. I played. Happy Holidays everyone!♥

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

maybe not so funny...

I am not sure my humor is always appropriate...

...however, i thought about laughing this morning...

as i combed j's hair I said,
[like i always do]:

"you have rats [in his hair];

you had a party....[indicating in his hair]

why didn't you invite me?"

...from the dr. seuss story...

♥i LOVE dr. seuss...♥

interuption of thought:
S' b-day is the same as Seuss...March 2nd.

we enjoy green eggs and ham for breakfast,

and he wears the seuss hat to fun...

and so each morning as I comb the boys hair I recall the story which ends with the dogs saying, "do you like my hat?"

"no, I do NOT like your hat..."

and finally, "yes, I do, I do like your hat"

as they go to the DOG PARTY. --up in the tree

can anyone tell me which story that is???
momentarilly forgot due to brain cramps ♥
back to my point,

yes, I have a point...

in combing the boys hair I always say, in jest,

"the rats, did you have a party in your hair last night"...

and today, j responded with this:
"no, i had a terrorist party...."
[i believe he means a night terror]

and he leaves me standing in the kitchen,
trying not to smile, or laugh....because i am not sure...

was that funny?

another Favorite Excuse of the WEEK!

...another Favorite Excuse of the WEEK!

Boy Mom said:

"Do I look like the burger king?

No? Then you don't get it your way."

Which I plan on using more than once today....

and well, FOREVER.
why not ♥

Hello! that was awesome. THANKS, love the excuses...
...because i need them so often!

I had lunch with a ninja because the voices told me to!

I happened upon this, not up on, but upon
If You Give a Mom a Moment .... she will probably sit down and blog
and laughed hysterically [you will have to hit hers to find out why]!

copy/paste/pass's funny

don't forget to write your sentence in the comments for me to enjoy....

Pick the month you were born:
January-------I kicked
February------I loved
March--------I karate chopped
April----------I licked
May----------I jumped on
June----------I smelled
July-----------I did the Macarena with
August--------I had lunch with
September----I danced with
October-------I sang to
November-----I yelled at
December-----I ran over

Pick the day (number) you were born on:
1-------a birdbath
2----- --a monster
3-------a phone
4-------a fork
5-------a snowman
6-------a gangster
7---- ---m y mobile phone
8-------my dog
9-------my best friends' boyfriend
10-------my neighbor
11-------my science teacher
12-------a banana
13-------a fireman
14-------a stuffed animal
15-------a goat
16-------a pickle
17-------your mom
18-------a spoon
19------ - a smurf
20-------a baseball bat
21-------a ninja
22-------Chuck Norris
23-------a noodle
24-------a squirrel
25-------a football player
26-------my sister
27-------my brother
28-------an iPod
29-------a surfer
30-------a homeless guy
31-------a llama

Pick the color of shirt you are wearing:
White----because I'm cool like that
Black-----because that's how I roll.
Pink-----because I'm NOT crazy.
Red------because the voices told me to.
Blue-----because I'm sexy and I do what I want
Green----because I think I need some serious help.
Purple----because I'm AWESOME!
Gray-----because Big Bird said to and he's my leader.
Yellow---because someone offered me 1,000,000 dollars.
Orange---because my family thinks I'm stupid anyway.
Brown----because I can.
Other-----because I'm a Ninja!
None------because I can't control myself!

THANKS for playing...

Monday, December 8, 2008

we interupt this blog to bring you this emergency:

due to the economy
FHE will have to be moved
to Sunday nights...

just thought that i would let you all know.


as he stomped off into his room tonight.
as if that had anything to do with no family night tonight...

HELLO, I have been in a COMPUTER class this semester.

Best Excuse Winners!

Okay...i did not forget about the

...i just got MORE BEHIND.

...and i am not talking about my backside....

I took one of my finals today and passed the class
(transfer University standards)
by only a .06 percentile.


with either a long bath
(offered by my husband ,

call him crazy after
the last bath episode....)

....or a foot rub and a gallon of ice cream.
Either way I win!

In the meantime enjoy the blog roll at the top...these three bloggers came up with my favorite excuses, which I plan to use all months. THANKS everyone who played...

...if you think of more excuses, send them my way...I am sure I will be running into plenty of opportunities to use them this month...


Miss Anne said...

What?? I've been much too busy doing "good deeds" for others, decorating the house, baking festive goodies, and/or sipping mocha's by the fire...

but!!! i WILL get to it... dont lose faith! :)

...How's that?... sweet blog btw!

(the mullet post cracked me UP!)

Kay Dennison said...

Well gee, why not just say that you were all stressed out with no one to choke? It always works for me. (It also gets me some weird looks and some alone time. LOL)

clan of the cave hair said...

my hamster ate my hardrive.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


well, good morning sleepy bloggers.

anyone interested in who won the


i first have to say that any of you who do giveaways, my hat is off to you.

for bringing us all so much fun!!!

this is a lot of work. but the shopping part should be fun!!!

i thought it would be funny
to have to try to read the papers below.

if you can read your name YOU WIN...

okay, i am laughing,
but my daughter thinks i am crazy right now....

so here goes:









this winner takes some explaining..

..CECE, yes, she pulled her own name out.

and YES, she cleaned her room, ...

[see her comment, sweetrose, when she entered the giveaway] YES, she is getting some chocolate,

if i could post a picture of her sweet SHOCKED face,

when she saw that SHE had won.



don and susan brady
no profile



send an email to me at

....and the CHOCOLATE is YOURS!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

pick a winner!

pICk A wiNnEr!

...NO, i am not talking about the NOSE!
CECE and i thought you might want a preview of the ...
the...CHOCOLATE winner giveaway, not the WINNERS,

but the PICKIN....

The winners are being

announced tomorrow!

...scheduled for 333am,

yes, i love numbers,

no, i wont be up

...just scheduled to post at that time!

Good luck, and CONGRATS!


on marriage

'Will you, um, marry me?' I haven't seen you in weeks! You don't look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage! You're asking me to give up my - my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution that fails as often as it succeeds? And why should I marry you anyway? I mean, why do you wanna marry me? Besides some bourgeois desire to fulfill an ideal that society embeds in us from an early age to promote a consumer capitalist agenda?