Friday, February 24, 2012

Feeling Beachie Friday Fill-In 02.24.12


Each week, Feeling Beachie lists four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to me at If I use them, I will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Jen from Just another Day. She came up with the last two statements…

I would LOVE it if you could please help me spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:

1. I never _seem to stay_ on a _shopping list_

2. _I can name any one that_ is my favorite holiday

3. I think my _best friends_ is/are _special_.

4. When there is a _thunderstorm_ I _enjoy it_.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rockstar Moms, from Theta Mom

I found this post at Theta Mom's site and I totally love it.
Here it the link to the site, along with the post...Theta Mom Rockstar Moms

Rockstar Moms

You know the kind. We come into contact with these moms every single day and it’s the very moms we want to raise our glasses to. Some of these moms are complete strangers we pass in the grocery aisle or wait on line with at Target; we stand beside these moms at school drop-off, on the ball field and throughout our neighborhoods.
Rockstar Moms are everywhere.
My official definition of a Rockstar Mom:  “Any mom who is doing the best job she can, making tons of sacrifices along the way amidst the curve balls that life continues to throw her way.”
The working mom who is juggling multiple jobs to ensure there is food on the table each night.
The single mom who is serving as “both” parents to her children.
The divorced mom who is making the best of the cards she’s been dealt.
The mom who keeps the ship at home afloat as her husband fights for this country overseas.
The special needs mom who continues to be an advocate for her children.
The mom who wants to find nothing more than a quality and affordable education for her children.
The mom who prays for her sick child every night, hoping that there will be a cure so she’ll have the opportunity to watch her baby grow.
The stay-at-home mom who continues to make sacrifices.
The allergy mom who will never give up hope.
The working mom who is seeking to find balance in her life.
The mom who went back to school to earn a degree to fulfill a lifelong dream.
The mom who seeks to find peace.
The mom who empathizes with another mom and lends her hand of support.
The mom who continues to dream big for herself and her children.
The mom who blogs and finds comfort in the online community of women who “get her.”
And to the mom who recently sent her child in with a Valentine’s Day card and piece of candy for my son at school who took a moment to write on his card, “Peanut Free” with a little smiley face – THANK YOU. You are a total Rockstar Mom.
Motherhood is not easy and I want to take a moment to remind you that YOU are doing an amazing job. We are in this thing together, deep in the trenches of motherhood.
So the next time you see another mom while standing in line at the grocery store or waiting in the pediatrician’s office, be sure to give her a smile of encouragement. That nod of acceptance may be just what she needs, a small reminder that she’s a Rockstar Mom – simply doing the best damn job that she can.

Monday, February 20, 2012

#MMOM Meet Me On Monday 022012

Acting Balanced

Here are today's Questions:

1. What is your favorite kind of soup?  Tomato

2. What was the last movie you saw in a theater? Wall-E

3. What is your least favorite TV program? Jersey shore

4. If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it? "You will never believe this..."

5. What 3 places that are on your bucket list to visit? I don't have a bucket list... maybe I should start one though...

Monday Listicle 02-20-12

10 things I would rather be doing then cleaning the house

1. Watching mindless tv ('cuz that is all that seems to be on anymore)

2. Hanging with my best friend

3. Getting a new tattoo

4. Listening to music.

5. Hanging on the couch, like a potato

6. Drinking wine

7. Being outside

8. Window shopping

9. Taking photos

10. But mostly... blogging!!

A New Friday Hop to Follow

Check it out!!!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I know this might be random and I know that, while growing up, I was taught that the three things you don't discuss are: money, politics, and religion...

Okay, this isn't really talking ABOUT religion, but a random venting thought on my mind.

My son has been baptized and confirmed in our church. My dad never attended church except for my Christmas Pageants. My mom, on the other hand, made me go every Sunday. I had to literally be dead to stay home... but that is another topic.

Anyway, my son comes with me to church and doesn't mind it. I don't have to fight him to get dressed, I don't have to argue with him to get going. He is involved in some areas, such as sunday school, watching younger children, helping with the sound system, so it's not like this is going to kill him.

So many parents of the church have kids and they do not come to church. So many do, but the kids are drawing or playing on their ipods (why are those in church?)

I mentioned that my son comes to church and a council member replied with "but he doesn't sit IN church". Okay, what the hell is up with that? He is sitting out in the fellowship area, right outside the sanctuary, because I am out doing my duties. He doesn't want to sit alone in church, as neither did I when I was younger. We wanted to sit out by me. He listened to the service, was not on his phone and was not playing with his ipod. He was in the walls of our church and could hear the sermon. We have other members who don't sit IN church. Why is he different? At least he is there, on his own free will... no, I did not have to hog tie him and strap him to the roof of my car to get him there.

I just had to vent. My son does a lot with church and loves to be a part of it, and loves our pastor, so as long as he is willing to be there, I am happy.

Thank you for listening. The statement that was made just kinda hit me wrong and has been on my mind. Needed to vent. Thank you for listening.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Random Conversation with a 14-year old

Last night, we were in the car, heading home. We passed a church with a lit up cross on the steeple (I think it's odd, but who am I to say...).

Anyway, he said "it reminds me of Vegas, all neon"
(mind you, he has never been to Vegas... and neither have I).

Then, he said "kinda like those drive-thru marriage places".

"Are they real? Do they really do that?"

Me: "I don't know... I have never been there and will probably never use one of those anyway..."

"Never use a drive-thru church or never get married again?"

Me: "Never a drive thru church... and who knows about getting married again. Did it once... isn't that enough?"

"Don't you want to get remarried? Don't you want a boyfriend?"

Me: "Have to have a boyfriend to get married. Have to go on dates to find a boyfriend. Have to find time to be able to go out on dates"

Okay, so this conversation took the total 360 spin-out-of-control during our 20 minute drive home.

I got out of the car, walked in the house, and really had no idea how that whole conversation even came around... except that the cross on the church was lit up.

RANDOM!!!!! (note to self - don't get yourself into captive-audience conversations that could potentially spin out of control..)

Feeling Beachie 2.17.12


Each week, Feeling Beachie plans on listing four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to me at If I use them, I will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Irene from me, myself and I she came up with the last two statement. I REALLY CAN USE SOME MORE CO-HOSTS, SO PLEASE THINK OF SOME STATEMENTS!!!

I would LOVE it if you could please help me spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:

1. Sometimes I _get sassy and smart-mouthed_

2. I _graduated_ high school

3. Deciding what to _do with my awake free time_ before I _go to work in the morning_ is such a pain sometimes

4. _South Pacific_is my favorite_musical production_

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ever Wonder?

Do you ever wonder why? I mean, do I tell people things for my health? To just hear myself talk? Does no one listen? Or is everyone just too damn good to follow direction? Why does it have to be so difficult? I guess, if the parents don't listen, why the hell should the kids? I just don't flippin' understand the whole concept of "I hear you, but I am not going to listen to you because you are not as important as me." Ya know... something has got to give!!!!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday Listicles 2.13.12

“Hey, baby, nice listicles you’ve got there!”

Brandi said that to Laverne in a comment last week. See even more then the listicles itself I love reading the comments you leave for each other. I love that you visit everyone else’s blogs and that you are so very funny. I love Monday Listicles.

As you can tell, I am overusing the word love. Must be because this week we are talking about LOVE. To compliment the theme Jackie chose last week, PASSION. Thank you again Jackie, it was such joy to read about passions we share.

Guess the natural progression would be marriage and babies, but it is not up to me. It is Wendy’s turn to choose. She is expecting a lovely baby, so who knows…

Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to find Wendy among the bellow linked blogs and see what she says next listicles will be about. In case you are not sure who Wendy is, she is twisted, domesticated and very funny. A devoted mom, wife, homeschooler and NorthWesterner. She is also currently on vacation!

But before you start writing next weeks edition, there is a small matter of love:

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!

First 10 reasons I fell in love with my (now ex) husband
(okay, so this is in the past, as we were married for 5 years, but I do remember what I noticed about him... but also what changed. We have been divorced many years, but hey, I'll play along this week...

1. His smile
2. His eyes
3. The way he made me feel
4. He cooked dinner
5. He did laundry
6. He loved me for who I was
7. He told me I looked sexy
8. He did work... occasionally
9. He was caring
10. He made me smile.

Okay, so after THAT learning experience... let me tell you 10 things I look for in guys nowadays, that make a difference...

1. Their smile - it says a lot
2. Their eyes - they can tell you so much
3. The way they treat me
4. Their sensitive side
5. If they are self-supported
6. If they have a steady (REAL) job
7. They do not have a criminal record or warrants for their arrest.
8. They do not have kids they don't support
9. They are caring and are not afraid to be honest
10. They accept myself and my son as a package deal.

So... there you have it...

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Stop the world. I want to get off.

This week, I've worked, been off, done school work, took care of my son, and watched my mom go in the hospital, have emergency surgery,  be in ICU, be released, then serve meals to the homeless, along with being shot down and cut down.

I can't do it anymore. I am exhausted. My body is tired. I want to quit, I want to give up. I'm frustrated and tired.

Hello? Good night.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Feeling Beachie Friday 02.10.12

Feeling Beachie

This week’s statements:

1. I don’t understand _Jersey Shore_ and probably never will

2. I prefer _small groups_ to _large crowds_

3. My favorite smell is _vanilla_because _it's relaxing_

4. I suspect my neighbors of _nothing much_

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mesothelioma Survivor Blogging

I have added a badge to my sidebar, in hopes that others will check it out.

That badge links to a blog being done by Heather Von St. James, a Mesothelioma Survivor. She blogs about being a survivor and so many other things.

I wanted to just add a post to my blog, to tell you about her, and her desire to make people more aware of what is out there, what is happening, and that no one walks the road alone.
Please stop by and visit her. I found out so much interesting stuff on the site and I want to share it with all of you.

Speaking of blankets with sleeves and cats...

To understand, you would need to check the comments under my Slanket post...


Did you know that cats (at least mine) DOES NOT like to be put in a snuggie? She just thinks it's wrong... I find it humorous... she, on the other hand... DID NOT!

*** no animals were (physically) harmed (yet, maybe mentally-scarred) in the test run of putting a 10-year old cat in a pink snuggie.

Motherhood versus the abs

Motherhood versus the abs

Check out this blog post from a fellow blogger. Soooo true for all us mommies.
Love all of you.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Slanket - for those of you on Monday Listicles

Thanks to a fellow follower (Nani), she clarified for me "what the hell is a slanket"? question.

I had to check it out on line...see for yourself... The Slanket

It is called "The Slanket Blanket, The Original Blanket with Sleeves" and was created in 1998.

So... now we know...

Thanks Nani!!! :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Listicles 02.06.12

10 passions...

1. My son - he is the light of my life and keeps me going some most days.

2. My friends - Princess Coco is a nut case, but I love her. She makes me laugh, even when things are just totally stupid. BB is the other one. She has put up with my for more years than we either care to admit. She makes me think and keeps me honest.

3. Taking a nap - I am always on the go. Please, just a little nap?

4. Shoes - a woman needs her shoes... yes, even 12 pairs of the same shoes, but they are different colors!

5. Wine - I am a learning wine novice. It is exciting and pleasantly addicting...
6. Blogging - it seems like my mind never stops, so being able to blog helps me de-stress.

7. Sushi - can food be a passion? Every so often, I get the craving for the asiana rolls or other rolls. I'm not sure if it's the spicy mustard, the seafood, or the sauce that I dip it in... hmmmmm

8. My pets - I miss my puppy dogs. They were the loves of my life. But now I have sassy cats (are there any other kind?). One of the youngest is my "lover". He lays across me at night and snuggles and purrs. He helps me stop and relax.

9. Writing - I have always been one who enjoys writing, but there are times when I just don't take the time, or make the time, to do it.

10. Thunder storms, lightening and rain - the sounds of a summer rain and gentle storm relaxes me and makes me feel comfy. I enjoy listening to the sounds and seeing the lightning fill the sky. I love it.

Tag, You are It!!!!

I am a little behind, but time to catch up.
Hilary, over at Feeling Beachie, tagged me in a meme.

1. Describe yourself in 7 words:
Quiet, introvert, perfectionist, obsessive, logical, caring, protective

2. What keeps you up at night?
My cat, who seems to think it's time to cuddle and play

3. Who would I like to be?
Someone who feels good about themself

4. What am I wearing now?
dress pants and black top

5. What scares me?
stepping outside my comfort zone

6. The best and worst of blogging:
Worst - Feeling like I don't have a lot of followers.
Best - Being able to be me and touch others.

7. The last website I visited:

8. What is the one thing I would change about myself
Be more outgoing

9. Slankets yes or no?
What the hell is a Slanket????

10. Tell us something about the person who tagged you:
She is an awesome blogger and likes to visit back when she gets comments. Her blog rocks!

I am supposed to tag people now, so I will, but I really want to tag everyone… so if you want to play along….

Hilary at Feeling Beachie
Susi at Boca Frau
Cyn at The Chunky Goddess

Tough Cookie Mommy Monday Hop

Tough Cookie Mommy hosts The Monday Mingle
This week (02/06/12) is #61
Check out her blog and join in!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Create with Joy Friendship Friday

Posted by Create With Joy

Question Of The Week
What Is Your Biggest Blogging Goal Right Now?

I am a mom and a college student.
I want to grow my blog and my share my mommy
experiences with others.

Five Questions Friday

1. What have you done recently that you are proud of?
Gotten my Black Belt in TaeKwondo side by side with my son

2. What is your favorite way to work out? Or if you don't workout, what are you wanting to try?
I enjoy taekwondo and lifting weights

3. If you knew your best friend was cheating on spouse would you tell?
I guess it depends on the whole situation

4. If you could afford a live-in maid or nanny, would you have one?
Nah, don't think so.

5. Do you stress out about birthdays (specifically the age) or do you enjoy them?
Just another day... no biggie

And, a bonus question from Scott, that I wasn't brave enough to put in as a regular question...answer at your own risk, or not at all! (Or something...)

Bonus: Lights off or on?  Lights off... are you crazy!?!?

Friday Confessions



I Confess...
My best friend and I have only had one fight in our 30+ years of friendship... over a purse!!

I Confess...
I hate being in large groups

I Confess...
I cop at attitude with my mom

I Confess...
I hate people who can't clean up after themselves

I Confess...
I have over 3 dozen pairs of high heel shoes

I Confess...
I buy cheap wine (as long as it tastes good)

Feeling Beachie 02/03/12


This week’s statements:

1. I never eat _venison_

2. I am not a _normal person_

3. I think _my best friends_ are really weird

4. Sometimes when I _sing in the car_ I always wonder if people are _thinking I am weird_

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