Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Did you read my last post...

because you should if you have not...

today my daughter had a friend over. Not one of my favorite friends. In fact one of my least favorite friends. She is indulged and constantly told she is beautiful at her house. She reminds my daughter regularly of her (my daughters) faults and inperfections. Her mom recently was in a pageant of some sort... I really did not pay attention to that part because what sane women over 20 is in a pageant?

Anyhow...out comes the Wii fit. Little Princess says to my daughter -- "why is your Mom fat?" when she saw my little wii avatar (really you should read my previous post and see my wii avatar if you have not).

I swear the truth hurts coming from an 8 year old. First my Nintendo belittles me then her!

UGHHHH!!!! I am working on it OK!

I am a true believer in beauty comes from the inside. I do not believe this is an excuse to let your outer body head to hell--but a shallow inner self creates an ugly exterior. I am genuine and kind unless you are a totally fake pagaent Mom-then I might seem a bit cold and stand-offish. We all have flaws, right?

Friday, June 26, 2009

My wii calls me names...

Do you have a Wii?

My Wii calls me names. Does yours?

I used the Wii Fit last night---little bastard. First it jabs me by saying it forgot my name. After all it has been 16 days since I last used it-my bad. Then it weighs me...never a good thing at 9:30 at night. First it makes this little sound when you stand on it...kind of like you are squishing the board. Then it informed me of my weight and BMI...then in a little tiny voice it says... "that's overweight". Holy Crap you think I do not already know that. Thanks a hell of a lot! At one point during my strength training she called me a "couch potato".

Maybe it is good because it ticked me off so much I got a pretty good workout in.

Wanna see my fat little person... It took my cute little avatar and made her fat. She is in the middle wearing red & white yoga pants. I personally would never wear white yoga pants! White it the color of cottage cheese...You do not want make it too easy for people to imagine fat legs.

Sorry the secret is out, the other half could stand to lose a few too! He is the one in blue, the kids look good though. Today they did not want to play outside so I told them they could use the Wii fit game... I think they ran holes in the floor. Could not help but laugh at the excercise they did not know they were getting!

Here is a picture of the real me without my white yoga pants and with my darling oldest daughter...why am I showing you this? I never share pictures of little old me...why because my Wii pissed me off!
White yoga pants...who wears those?!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Goodnight Angel

Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009)

The reason that the all-American boy prefers beauty to brains is that he can see better than he can think.
- Farrah Fawcett

Many 40-something men will be sad today. I am sad a little too. Sad that she died of a cancer that was probably treatable but possibly ignored because it was not beautiful like her. Do not ignore troublesome symtoms because they are embarrassing.

If you have a concern or symptom that last longer then a couple weeks--see your doctor. Then if your are dismissed but your symptoms continue...become a pain in the ass! You need to drive the bus that is your medical care.

Enough preaching from me, now I am off to find something extra irreverent for tomorrow to make up for my sermon today. It's just cuz' I like you though!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A mothers work...

I am currently dealing with a parenting dilemma that has probably been around as long as Mom's have been popping out kids.

How do you get them to do anything?

I have 3 kids. One is pretty eager to help but seems to be ultra easily distracted and at times gets that sour look on her face when I ask a little more. I have one that likes to help but somehow seems to always end up in a chair with a Nintendo DS attached firmly to his grip. Then there is my 3rd--she will use more energy to not do anything then to just do what is asked. Ask her to clean up...she will hide all the clothes under her covers and cheerfully tell me she is done. UGHHH!

What is a Mom to do?

No, seriously, I am asking you what is a Mom to do?

How do you get your kids to be productive members of your household. We tried the allowance, earning extra money for more contribution, loosing priveledges for not doing the chores, chore charts and lists, screaming, yelling, and tantrums (at the age of 38- I can still throw a mean tantrum).

Now I am thinking we will once again head back to the weekly chore chart and pray it works. The hardest part for me is to be firm with the consequences. Sometimes it is just easier to let them play and do it myself! I hate to let them think life is always fun--we all have jobs to do.

I told one child today that chores are like jobs. What will she do when she grows up and has a job. She cheerfully informed me that you don't "have" to get a job...GREAT!

Maybe I need to change my focus and get the dog to start helping me out. He craves my approval more then all 3 of my kids combined!

No this is not my dog, I wish it was we would already be half way home to getting this house on the road to spic and span!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Kate - Jon + a camera crew = 8 confused kids

Well, we all knew it was coming right? Splitsville for the TV family of 10. Announced tonight that divorce papers were filed. So sad for all those little kids.

I think it is a huge mistake to put your entire life in everyone's living room. To have your family scrutinized under a microscope. I have watched the show off and on. My kids love it, probably because that house has even more kid chaos then ours does...imagine that. But that Kate, I tell ya, she runs a pretty tight ship. Not a lot of room for anything other than what she plans. I am not surprised the way she carried her husbands testicles around in her purse that sooner or later he was going to grow another pair. The sad thing is they have all this very uncomfortable tension between them. They plan to continue to film their TV show-really?

My plee to them is this...Screw the contract with TLC, screw the media. Pull the wagons around your children and shut the rest of the world out. We do not need to see this. Take care of your kids and figure your life out. I imagine over the years they have changed a lot and probably are not compatible but for the love of God and all that is holy--Protect your babies! Divorce privately not in the public eye. Your kids do not need to watch this later in life. This is not quality TV-this is America Rubber necking at your trainwreck of a marriage.

Whew, thanks I feel better now....

Oh and one more thing... am I the only one that thinks Kate's recent hair do is a little nutty...for some reason she reminds me of Max Headroom?!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wordless Wednesday!

Notice anything different in these two pictures?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Am I the only one?

Have you seen it?

The plot focuses on Grace Hanadarko, a smoking, heavy drinking, and promiscuous Oklamhoma City Homicide Detective. In the first episode Grace meets up with her "last-chance" Angel when after one of her drinking binges she runs down and kills a pedestrian with her Porsche. In desperation she calls out for God's help, and a scruffy, tobacco-spitting man who calls himself Earl appears. Unfolding his wings to reveal his divine origins, Earl tells her that she's headed for hell if she does not change her ways.

It is a little on the edgy side. Cable TV pushes the envelope so much these days--who needs to pay for HBO? I am thrilled because while all the other channels are on repeats this show premiers tonight for the third season. So it has sex, drinking and violent subject matter, Angels and humor. Holly Hunter is smoking hot! She gave birth to twins 4 years ago at the age of 47! UGHHH, I have no excuse!

Check it out if you dare!

Monday, June 15, 2009

And then they were 8

As some of you know I have been blessed with a "buy one-get one free" pregnancy. Although very little is free when it comes to a twin pregnancy and then 2 preemie babies. But that is another story on another day! My second pregnancy was not easy to come by and initially the doctor warned me about becoming too attached to that second little heart beat. It seemed one baby was significantly ahead of the other. Why that is we will never know. I am glad I got attached because now they are both 8 years old...One is still significantly ahead as far as size goes but I just know my little guy will catch up sooner or later.

Happy Birthday Trevor and Elise! It sure has been fun having the joys in double time! The crying and potty training in double time, not so much. Mom loves you more then you will ever know!

There is no irony here that they are both in trees in these pictures. They have always climbed EVERYTHING! I think it may be partly due to being a twin. Perhaps only one was a climber to begin with, the other one had to learn to climb to keep up!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Life = Risk

If this doesn't make you think...pinch yourself and watch it again!

Super video someone shared with me, Thanks Dan! Now I need to share with you.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Who doesn't love a puppy?

Last summer we decided to get a dog...more accurately a puppy. Are you shaking your head in disbelief already? In a moment of idealistic insanity we decided we wanted to give our kids the experience of a puppy. To let them watch her grow and have her grow up with us.We were warned by many, but we may have been a little cocky to think we could handle a puppy(might have uttered phrase "piece of cake"). Like new parents that think their kids will be perfect...we knew we would have the perfect puppy! I now know -- I was absolutely off my rocker.

It is hard to fall in love with something that empties its bladder anywhere it wants, craps where it feels like, chews on your most valuable or favorite possessions, jumps on everyone that comes into range, runs away to find new friends if she escapes the yard, tries to eat your cat like a chew toy. It has been a tough road with our little Tessa.

The potty training is finally handled but only because we taught her to ring a bell to go outside. How cute you say??? She rings that bell ALL THE DAMN TIME! She rings the bell even if the other door 15 feet away is already open. She rings the bell if another animal is sitting on the deck wanting to come in. Bunny munching grass in the yard...rings the bell. Dog barking outside...ding-a-ling. She is the keeper of the door.

Our current problem with her is the massive destruction she leaves in her path. She is a puppy, we know. No matter how much she drives us nuts-- she is our dog and will stay here. I just need to vent a little about her...it might save me cursing at her later tonight when she rings the bell for the 13th time in 2 hours.

So, back to the reason I am writing this. Recently I was standing at my deck window and saw several shoes in the yard along with something black that upon closer inspection was this...

My sunglasses...the ones I really liked to wear. I am not a sparkly girl but for some reason I liked these girlie glasses. Clearly the coffee table is not a safe place to keep anything.

On my way to inspect the object I twisted my ankle in one of these...
Here are four of the holes in our yard, it was hard to pick a hole since I have DOZENS to choose from.

The other thing she likes...

But apparently they taste awful!

She also seems to have limited memory because 2 days later the remaining flower was nowhere to be seen.

More of her work...

Yup, our deck with a newly modified hole. I guess it will work as a place to toss your bottle caps? Gotta try to stay positive here.

Grow up soon little girl because I am starting to think an old dog is the way to go!

Tessa our year old 1/2 English Pointer 1/2 Satan puppy

You wanna know the real kicker... My neighbors will think I am crazy before to long. I had a dog trainer tell me not to scold the dog but to scold the object. Maybe it is a load of hooey. Please tell me if it is. Because lately I have been in my yard yelling at shoes, holes, flowers and now sunglasses. My neighbors are going to think I have lost it, heck maybe I have!

She must know I am talking about her--as I write this she is laying quietly in her crate. She is not even chewing on anything of mine...yet.

To bad my future dog sitter reads this blog...she might be conveniently busy if we go on vacation.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Helllooooooo, anyone come here anymore?

I have been away from my computer. I found it to be a big time killer so I had to scale it back a little. I still have been visiting...just a little less.

I am working at writing something titillating or scandalous but seem to be lacking the material. Time for a trip to the big city or to trick my kids into saying something off the hook. I am working on something - what I am not sure but something!

What are you up too? Moms how are you going to entertain your kids this summer? Trying to plan activities so we can limit the Disney Channel sponsoring our summer vacation!