Friday, January 30, 2009

Why are people such jerks?

UGH... I work for a financial planner... Yes, I know full well that the market is down. I am not sure what my boss or I can personally do about that. I am sure you will be happy to tell me how and what. However, I have put my crystal ball back in storage or I would consult it, along with my spirit guide "Chief Dancing Bear" And as far as I remember I am not in Congress, Wall Street, nor am I the President of the United States of America. This guy is:
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Why not ask him? Last time I heard he was trying very hard to stabilize the market and boost the economy. Its not a 7 day stop treating me like I am personally responsible and start practicing kindness and good manners. That will get you a lot farther in life... and maybe some rich, yet lonely old lady will leave you her multi-million dollar estate and I wont have to get these annoying and rude calls from people like you.

Thanks, and when I find that crystal ball, I will call you back ASAP, honest.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mama Kats writing assignment

Time for Mama Kats writing assignment...

here are the rules:

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back and sign Mr. Linky!!

The Prompts:

1.) Tell us about a stray animal you took in.

2.) Write a poem for your favorite teacher of all time.

3.) Describe someone in your life you wish you saw more of.

4.) Write a letter to someone who bothered you this week.

I am doing #4...with a twist!

I am writing this to you TWITTER know who you suck me in, you promise me friends, loyal readers... but you fail to deliver. Your seductive and dulcet tones enchanted me at first... then I started to see you for what you really are...

For I am really bothered by your failure in these departments... I try to faithfully "tweet" in hopes that all 145 of my "twitter-ees" will head, no RUSH over to my blog posts... the ones I labored on, the ones where I poured my heart out... BUT NO. Even my BFF's fail to utilize your little "tiny url" and visit me... Yes, a few do visit... but not as many as you promised me... hordes of readers are not singing my praises, or perhaps I should say "tweeting" my praises... you are a liar... NO, worse than a are a tease...For Ive wined you and dined you... tweeted and re-tweeted... posted url after url after url and you take my gifts and leave me hanging. Leave me unsatisfied, leave me wanting more...

Yet, I still come back for more... what does this say about me and about you?

Cute or sexy???

Lori over at Did I just say that? posted this, here is mine! I am:

You Are Cute-Sexy!

You are definitely attractive, and you have an interesting mix of sexiness and cuteness.

You are both hot and quirky. Gorgeous and silly. Charming and natural.

You are not so in-your-face sexy that you're unapproachable. You tone things down a bit.

More than anything else, you are real and genuine. And that makes you truly captivating.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Moo's Wonkable Wednesday


Started by my twin MOO Wonkable Wednesdays is all about handsome or simply attractive, oddly appealing or delicious men we love!


Today I am doing "Oddly Appealing"
Owen Wilson... Funny, charming, different, weird... all the things I love! His busted nose only makes him more appealing to me! I find his perfect brother oddly unappealing... weird, isn't it?

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Owen Wilson Pictures, Images and Photos

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Owen Wilson Pictures, Images and Photos

Wordless Wednesday

Me....circa 7th grade!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Questions, Comments? Here ya go

Inspired by my buddy over at The wife O Riley She had her followers/readers ask her questions and she answered... so, have you ever wondered anything about me? Have any questions? Got a comment? Constructive criticism? Now is the time to ask it, or break the news to me!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Inspired by Darcie and Denise!

Find Darcie HERE and Denise HERE

TAG! YOU ARE IT! Copy and post this on your blog ASAP!) What is this?

Well, you’re supposed to bold the things you’ve done so readers
can find out how you've led an awesome life so far.

Here's what I have done in bold...

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a was a tiny one...but still! LOL
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort...No snow here!!!
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors, Yes, Ive been to Italy once...I cant wait to take my own children to see it too.
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris...Well, I saw it!
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud... many, many times!
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter, In Hawaii!
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar... YUCK
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life... maybe I have, who knows?
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one...I still miss Noni
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Quotable Sunday

Once again its time for Toni's Quoteable Sunday! Pick a subject, or just random quotes you like and post them, then head on over to sign Toni's Mr. Linky over at her site A Daily Dose of Toni and visit as many others as you can!

I am doing mine today on Conformity... I don't believe in conforming to anyone's idea of what I should be... I live by my own rules...

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary." ~Albert Einstein

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." ~Winston Churchill

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." ~Friedrich Nietzsche

"One who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints." ~Proverb

"How glorious it is - and also how painful - to be an exception." ~Alfred de Musset

"You laugh at me because I am different; I laugh because you are all the same." ~Daniel Knode

"The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself." ~Rita Mae Brown

Friday, January 23, 2009

I apologize

To everyone who has given me an award this last month... its been a struggle to write posts in between work (LOL) and kid time so Ive slacked., Its not that I don't appreciate you all thinking of me and appreciating what I am trying to do here, because I do!!! I appreciate all of the people who visit and especially those who comment!!!
I promise to be better in the future!

Here is to you ALL
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Do you ever have a little

Devil on your shoulder?
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Sometimes I find it hard to be the bigger person... the kinder person... the one who just lets things roll off her back.

Sometimes I want to tell people off, tell them the truth about their silly, self indulgent and self delusional ways and perhaps just knock some sense into them.

Sorry for the rambling post... sometimes I just wonder why people choose not to better themselves by recognizing and learning from their mistakes. For Goodness Sakes even Britney learned. If she can do it, anyone can do it!

Dont be the crazy Britney:
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Or be this attention seeking Britney: (Disclaimer, unless you really are Lesbian/Bi)
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Or this mommy Britney...

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For all of our sakes be the happy, healthy Britney... the one who got mental help... the one who loves and cares for her kids...
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I thank you, we all thank you.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Welcome to a new era...


All of us different, all of us once divided, we must come together.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My feelings today, on this important day in our countries history.

My feelings today, on this important day in our countries history~ By Michelle Mammini-Savage

Its hard to say all that I feel today. I feel elated, hopeful, vindicated and ecstatic. I feel Proud to be an American! Ive always been proud of that, but I feel it more so today... I feel this pride coursing through my veins, invading my heart and uplifting my soul.

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For Barack Obama will be our 44th President. I voted for this man, I supported this man and I congratulated this man when he won this historic election. I voted for myself, for your children, for my children and for our country. I voted for a man who will make mistakes, but he will learn from them and not make them again. I voted for the man who was and is committed to making this country better, stronger, and once again a nation not divided, but joined for a common good. We will not always agree but we can talk, compromise and if necessary, agree to disagree. Much like we do in "real life."

I know that many in this country have yet to be convinced of this man's worthiness, his resolve and his abilities... I implore ALL of you... Please give him a chance to prove himself. Give him the support he needs and an open mind and heart to see the good he wants to accomplish, and will accomplish if he follows through. And I feel he will... he has already done so much; made plans, made overtures, made allowances, made good.

I am so hopeful today. What a beautiful day, a day for the history books. The first Black man as President of our great country. A man of dreams, of hopes, and of action. Regardless of whether you voted for him or not, please welcome this new and exciting time of our lifetime into your lives, your heart and your minds. We can do it. We just did.

Congratulations to our 44th President of the United States of America... Barack Obama!

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Extraordinary moms!

This is a new site that I belong to and am excited about! Giveaways, reviews for us mommy bloggers and fun for all! check it out. My friends Kristin and Toni are heading this up!

You can win prizes like a Sak!!! WOO HOO HERE

Monday, January 19, 2009

Do you feel the same?

As I sit here blogging this post, my son woke up 2 hours too early and I am so annoyed with my lack of "me" time that I am not playing with him, and I am slightly resentful. I woke up at 5:30 AM just to have an hour alone... well guess who woke at 5:45 AM? Jack!!!

I love my boys so much. But my lack of alone time upsets me, tires me and makes me feel a slight resentment. I know I only have two children, and many other moms who stay at home have it worse...but for some reason I have a hard time letting go of my pre-mom days when I had time to myself to read, play, talk on the phone, take a bath or lay with my cats. I just want an hour or two... is that too much to ask?

I know its not just me... But I start feeling like the more I feel this way, the worse my kids will be. They are not "bad" kids...but they have their issues, their bad days, their good days. I guess just like me. I know being a mom is about sacrificing...but sometimes I want to be selfish and do what I want...

So, I am off to play with my son. It would help me to know that sometimes you all feel this way, and sometimes you are not a perfect mom and ignore your kids for 15 minutes, it would help to know I am not the only crazy person getting up at 5:30 AM just to be alone!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Quotable Sunday!

Time for a new edition of Toni's Quotable Sunday! Pick your own subject, post some quotes, head over to Toni's site A Daily Dose of Toni sign her Mr. Linky and then visit as many others and comment!
Thats it!

Mine today focuses on cats... the most beautiful, graceful and enigmatic animals on earth... I also happen to love my cats more than they deserve!!! LOL But cats have a quality about them, you cannot describe it, or deny it, or resist it... thats why the ancient Egyptians worshiped them as I do.

"Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain

"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." - Hippolyte Taine

"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." - Anonymous

"One must love a cat on its own terms."- Paul Gray

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. - Jean Cocteau

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose. - Garrison Keillor

"Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!" - Theophile Gautier

"People who hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life." - Faith Resnick

"The furry little buggers [cats] are just deep, deep wells you throw your emotions into." - Bruce Schimmel

The smallest feline is a masterpiece. - Leonardo da Vinci

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mama Kats writers workshop!

Its time for Mama Kat's writers workshop!
Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back and leave your link in the comment section!

The Prompts:

1.) Describe your significant other's most attractive quality (on the inside).

2.) Tell about a time you stole something.

3.) Choose a poem you like. Take the last line and use it as the first line of your own poem. (

4.) Write about a scary encounter with one of your old professors.

I will describe my hubby's most attractive quality (inside)

ONE of Bradd's most attractive inner qualities is how he truly cares.

He cares about me, about the kids, the cats, my job, my family, my friends... he takes the time to ask how my day went, and listens to me when I answer... he doesnt just say "Mmmm Hmmm" and he gives me the benefit of his advice.

He loves the boys more than I expected or imagined he could and would. (so do I, actually) although we may not have the patience of the saints, we do have an abundance of love for them. Sometimes I see him just looking at them, thier faces, their toes, their noses!!! I know he is looking at them and marveling at how handsome, smart and amazing they are!

He puts up with my cats, the way Geegers can turn the faucet on in the middle of the night and the way they fight, growl, have litter box mistakes (EWWW) and the way they hog my bed! He loves them and puts up with and loves them like I do.
A man who loves animals in my book... is the perfect man!

He cares so much for me, for us, that he deals with my cranky moods, my bossiness, and my yelling. He does so much for us. We are truly lucky, I couldnt have asked for a better man to raise my family with and to grow old with.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wonkable Wednesdays!

LOL! My BFF twin at Moo-Musings and I decided to also start "Wonkable Wednesdays" Post a pic of any guy (or girl, if you prefer) that you consider "wonkable" or in non Moo terms... Attractive, hott, yumm-a-licious ect...

My choice today is an oldie but goodie... CARY GRANT

Handsome, Suave, Sophisticated, Witty... all that is missing is a British accent...well, it would be nice if he were still living...but I give you Mr. Grant!

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Cary Grant Pictures, Images and Photos


Cary Grant Pictures, Images and Photos

WHY is she resisting???


Even older he looks great!
Cary Grant Pictures, Images and Photos

SO, if you got a suggestion, comment...ect... let me know. Or better yet, post yours on your blog!!!

Wordless Wednesday

This wordless Wednesday is especially for Kim over at Whats that smell?
since we discovered a mutual admiration and dare I say, love??? for Olivia Newton-John??? Well, for me, its love! LOL

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

An award was won...

By me! WOO HOO. The wife of Riley gave me this award, you can find her awesom-ness HERE Thanks so much!

I started this blog in mid 2008 and it started out just being a whim...but I truly enjoy blogging and having met new and interesting friends here!

I am passing this on to 3 people...

Denise over at Laughing with spoons SHE ROCKS!

Ann over at Ann again and again She is cool!!

Simply AnonyMOM HERE She is funny and makes me laugh!!!

Enjoy! and thanks for reading me!

If you want to laugh until you cry.... click this!

You need sound. I usually dont like many of the stuff people send me, but this is well worth watching again and again and again. I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes.
Wait for the sound to come on!!!
Teen Break Up Letter

Tell me if you laugh too...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Quoteable Sunday!

Once again its time for Toni's Quotable Sunday. Toni over at A Daily Dose of Toni started this and its so fun! Do your own and head on over and sign her Mr. Linky and join in!

Since my son just turned 4 I am doing this Sunday's quotes on Motherhood.

“It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.”
~Erma Bombeck~

“When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her; when she is thirty, he preserves her; and when forty, he makes her young again.”
~Leon Blum~

How true! I am 40 and I can agree with this statement.

"Making the decision to have a child-it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."

"To understand a mother's love, bear your own children."

“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”
~Barbara Katz Rothman~

"There is none, In all this cold and hollow world, no fount Of deep, strong, deathless love, save that within A mother's heart."
~ Mrs. Felicia D. Hemans~

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That is his."
~Oscar Wilde~

This scares me.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Jack!

Happy 4th Birthday to my son Jack Augustus. Who knew what was in store for us before you were here. You were a diffucult baby, I was in tears more often than never slept well until your 1st birthday and you wouldnt eat much either. You worried me. Now, you are my sweetie, my clingy and loving boy who thinks his mommy is the prettiest, funniest, smartest and best mommy in the whole world! I hope that I can live up to your high expectations. Just know that I try... and I love you so very, very much.















This was a few weeks ago at Christmas time! Its amazing how he has grown.


Friday, January 9, 2009

Fab Friday!!

I am going to start this Friday off with 5 Fab things about me. Yes, yes... I know there are Waaaayyyyyy more than five. But please, lets not be vain here. LOL

1. I have been a Fab mom this week. I have been working on my yelling, and trying a new thing on my oldest. I am praising and admonishing within 30 seconds of an incident. This praise thing is working very well. He is behaving in a much nicer manner, less time-outs and generally sweeter overall. This is not working on my 2 year old. Oh well... you take what you can get, right?

2. I have been thinking about going on a weight loss regimen. Not because I think I am ugly and gross, because unlike most women, I do not... but I would like to feel a little healthier... at this point I am only thinking about it! I am lazy like that. Thats how I roll.

3. I have been a Fab employee! Working more than usual (hahahaha) and doing many tasks that no-one wants to do and excelling at them. YAY me! I can tell my boss appreciates it.

4. I have been a kinda, sorta, almost Fab house cleaner!! WOO HOO I have been keeping up on dishes, I cleaned the bathroom and I have picked up those annoying little toys that you don't see laying there and you step on and then you double over in pain! My hubby thanks me.

5. I have been a Fab Bloggy friend! I decided when I started getting more followers (YAY for people with good taste!!) I would go through my list and visit my followers as often as I can. With work this turns out to be 1-2 times per week... but I always feel good visiting and I have a ton of interesting and fun blog posts to read! Thanks for following me!

Thats my Fab Friday list! I hope you have been FAB this week too!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Do you ever find yourself bored by people?

I don't mean you all... my loyal and cool readers (honest, I think the coolies tend to have blogs these days!) I mean most other people seem to me to be so.... bland. Bland I guess is a good term for it. Don't get me wrong, I don't think I am perfect, or so witty that no-one can stop laughing the whole time they are with me, or so wise that I can solve the Middle East Peace crisis in a nano-second if I tried. I do think I am a little weird, sometimes funny and insightful and occasionally vain I have to admit. I DO have a great hair and I know it. LOL What I do is I keep looking, poking, hinting and probing to find something, some "inner funk" in others and I rarely seem to find it.

Are people just afraid to be different these days? Is their inner strange/random/goofy/funky/crazy self bottled up, waiting for someone to find the key to unlock it? Or are people really just like houses in a track home neighborhood... the same on the outside and inside? Or am I expecting too much from people? Because I want to discover some little thing that makes me sit up, take notice and admire and maybe even envy about them. I guess I want to be amazed, I want to be surprised and I want to feel perhaps, not so alone out here.

Because I know I am different... I don't worry about my butt being too big, I don't stress over a wrinkle, I don't try to pretend that I am mistake free or just not like everyone else. I don't want to be the perfect soccer mom, I don't want to do what everyone else does just to fit in. I want to revel sometimes in the absurdness of life. I want to bask in the glory of uniqueness and I want to be known as a person who lived by her own rules (and one who had too many cats..haha) and I want to meet other people, people just like me whom I can relate to, and discuss cranberry bogs and Harry Potter Quotes and the absolute beauty of Johnny Depp... and anything else that randomly comes to mind without looking and feeling like some half-baked fool. Is that aiming too high?

Thank goodness I have YOU ALL here with me! Now you all just have to move to Cali and keep me company!!!

Wordless Wednesday

Accidental picture which I think features my pretty eye and new reddish hair, AND my horrendously overgrown eyebrows! A certain person I used to know would be appalled! LOL


Monday, January 5, 2009

Are you one of those people?

Who take an hour to get ready... lipstick on, make-up perfect...every hair in place and smelling like a rose?
Well, I am not! I barely have enough time to shower... let alone make up??? Perfume??? Hair Gel??? But maybe I should... I might get a whistle now and again! LOL

Are you one of those people who don't like to go to the bathroom in a public restroom? Who feel like the whole world is listening?
Thats me! I do, because I have to, but even though in my head I know no-one one is listening/caring... It still makes me uncomfortable and self-conscious. I know we "all do it" but I wish my body would be better behaved and do it at home only!

Are you one of those people who worry about every little thing your child does? What they eat? What they drink? What they touch?
Not me! Of course I don't let them touch fresh boogies on the swings or anything... But I am a firm believer in the reasoning that children are hardy creatures. They wont break if they fall once in awhile while trying something new... they wont perish from eating "non-organic fruit" and they wont become sugar addicted fiends by having a cup of juice or HEAVEN FORBID...a sip of my sprite. They don't need sugar to be fiends, it comes naturally.

Are you one of those people who obsess on things, people, places, games...ANYTHING?
Well, I do! Whether it be my favorite HP guy, my forum, planning a trip to Lake Tahoe or playing Webkinz online... I have a hard time just letting it flow, having fun and not having to have ALL the Webkinz items, not having to see all the movies my HP man is in, not having to be on my forum all the time! I have a hard time being blase about anything! I don't think I would change it though. I would rather be too into something, than indifferent to things.

So, agree or disagree? You tell me!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Quoteable Sunday!

Toni at A Daily Dose of Toni hosts "Quotable Sunday" Do your own and head on over and sign her Mr. Linky!
My quotes are focusing on beginnings for the new year and the new beginning I hope to have!

~ There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. ~
~ Louis L'Amour

~ Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

~ We have it in our power to begin the world over again. ~
~ Thomas Paine

~ Every beginning is a consequence - every beginning ends some thing. ~
~ Paul Valery

~ Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. ~
~ Henry Ford

~ Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~
~ Carl Bard

I have high hopes for this year... I feel like its the beginning of a new era in our world, in my life... I hope to have better year, or if I face hurdles and difficulties... I hope I learn many lessons that I take with me to make my life better now, and in the future.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Mama Kats writing assignment

Time for Mama Kat's writing assignment.

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back and sign Mr. Linky:

The Prompts:

1.) Describe a New Year's where you would have been better off just staying home.

2.) What do you do that drives your mother crazy?

3.) Share your favorite gluten free recipe (hey, so what if I rig the topics to suit my life...)

4.) Close out 2008 with your own TOP 10 list!

I chose to close out 2008 in my own Top Ten List! Not in any particular order...

The top ten good things about 2008 (I may have to dig deep here...LOL)

1. We moved to a new home, we didn't want to move, but we had to. The new house isnt exactly all I would wish for... but we are warm, safe, together and we do have an awesome kid friendly back yard for the boys! You take the good anywhere you find it.

2. I went on an awesome trip to Florida to meet up with friends... by myself!!! It was a meet-up of my forum friends... there were 13 or 14 of us! We stayed at an awesome place called The Portofino it was beautiful, luxurious, and had an awesome wrap around balcony! But the best part about the trip was the friends I met... relationships started online and cemented into "Real life" life-long (I hope!!!) true friendships! Even though I did not connect with one person on the trip like I wanted to, it was still an eye opening experience for me, and one I would never give up. Plus I got to meet 2 of my HP girls...and it was fun to giggle for hours with them! I enjoyed meeting my girls so much. I hope someday we can do it again!




LOL, the crazy wind storm and my buddies... Brandi and Toni!


3. My job! Even though I started my job in late 2007, I finally started enjoying my job in 2008. I learned more about the position, learned to use computer programs I had never used, learned a lot of things I thought were boring before. I developed a rapport with my co-workers and my boss... My boss is awesome... We both watch General Hospital!!! YAY so I have someone to discuss it with, plus he also has a young family and understands the pressures I go through.

4. My family. Gotta love a family who doesn't judge you (foreclosure) who support you, who care about you. I am lucky I have wonderful in-laws as well.

5. This blog...started on a whim, and almost deleted. But I stuck with it, drew from within myself and posted things I felt, things I wanted to feel and things I hoped to feel. I made new friends here and I cherish all of them. Who knew blogging could be so therapeutic, so fun and so empowering!

6. My hubby... my hubby is there for me always, he helps with the kids... doesn't threaten to leave me when I get grumpy... when I yell... He tries his best to understand, to support me and maybe most listen to me. How did I get so lucky?

(AWWWW!! Look how small Jack was!!!)

7. My kids were a high point! They got cuter, smarter and unfortunately...more ornery! But I love them a ton and I am so happy I have them around!


8. My cats... I love them, I worship them... I would die without them. Am I crazy, or what?


obama Pictures, Images and Photos

The 2008 Presidential Election!!! WOO HOO!!! Obama in the house!!! YAY
after a two term president whom I had a hard time supporting... I am happy to have a fresh start. He will make mistakes, but I am so excited to have someone **I** voted for in the White House. Read my after election thoughts HERE


It feels good to be myself! To have almost "come into my own" and become the person I want to be, the person who makes her own rules and doesn't follow anyone elses in order to "fit in".
I have pondered religion, friendships, forgiveness, honor, karma, motherhood, human rights, animal rights, and love and relationships... I may not have come out on top in all these situations...but I tried my best... can I expect anything more from myself? Should I?