Monday, September 6, 2010

Halloween does not equal HOOSHIE......

I am a avid lover of Halloween. I love to dress up and pretend to be someone else for 1 day.
My mouth waters waiting for that taste I only get at Halloween. ( if you read my blog I posted about this 1 candy a year ago )
I love me some Milk Duds and only eat them on Halloween. Why? NO CLUE... but I do...

So this year we are heading to Disney World and we are participating in Micky's Not So Scary Halloween. So since I will be there I HAVE to dress up, I mean Come on ITS FREAKING DISNEY WORLD!!!

SO for the last few days I have been looking at costumes, and I want to know WHEN did Halloween become a day for woman to dress like total HOOSHIES??? I mean Seriously... I am highly disgusted about just how slutty some of the costumes are.
Now this may really just bother me cause well lets face it. I AM A LARGE GIRL... I got more rolls than Pillsbury.... I stand on the scale and it says
" TO BE CONTINUED " I mean it is NO secret that I am BIG.... or LARGE AND IN CHARGE as I like to call it.

But what happen to dressing like a witch, or a clown or a sweet Raggedy Ann? Well those days are gone. I mean they have Slutty Witches that instead of putting a curse on you is more likely to give you a STD... and Sweet Strawberry Shortcake is NO LONGER SWEET... she is as sultry as it comes...

Come on Please tell me that you all agree with me...
Now Hubby thought it was a great idea to go as a couple theme, Ok
his first choice was Pirate. Sure then I looked at the female costumes and realized if I wanted to go as a pirate I had to have my girls hanging out and the skirt so short that if I bent over I may scare everyone away.. Really tell me, who really wants to see my big Ol' Behind???? Well apparently hubby does cause his next suggestion was Fred and Wilma. Um Fred's costume is do able. Wilma UMMM that's another NEGATORY... I asked him if he had actually ever met me? WHEN IN THE 13 + years we have been together has he EVER seen me in a outfit like that???

So I have come to realizes gone is the day that Halloween was the one day to dress in a fun costume, Now it is all about who can dress the sluttiest.

Oh well. At least my Milk Duds have not forsaken me....

Sunday, September 5, 2010

naughty little secret

I have a naughty little secret, I know I am a mom and wife I should not have any naughty secrets but I do...

I LOVE the TV show Bones. I sometimes fantasies that I am a squint ( like people are actually that smart.. PUULLEEZZEE) and I live this fascinating life and travel all over the world and see the most amazing things and solve all these crimes.

Ok lets get real, the most amazing place I go these days is into my bedroom to have realistic ( naughty dreams wink wink!!!) and the only crime I solve is the murder of the nasty grimy goopy poo monsters in my bathroom.

And as for the pretty white lab coat I would wear if I where a squint, would have to be left on the coat rack for I would inevitably get some hellatious hot flashes that would leave pretty pit stains under the pits?

And really Do I want to look at all that old dusty stuff? I mean HELLO ALLERGIES... and the grossness of the dead bodies. Yep that is my gag reflux kicking in....

No I guess I am right where I should be. Sitting on my sofa in my shorts and tank top drinking my yummy coffee watching Bones and typing out this post...

Yep Life is good.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Well I know I have been MIA for A LONG while. I just really fell outta touch with all this blogging. I guess like any thing you can get burned out. So for those of you that read and follow I am sorry I left you all hanging. I will try and be better.

Now I wanted to talk about change. No not the stuff littering the bottoms of your purses with all the lint from you pockets, but change as in I CHANGED....

You see I grew up the baby of 4 girls, and if you ask any one of my 3 older sisters they would all tell you, THEY LOVED ME CAUSE I WAS THEIR SISTER BUT HATED ME AS A PERSON.. I was RUDE, WHINY and well a NEGATIVE NANCY... I was and still am spoiled by my mommy. But growing up I didn't really have a relationship with my sisters.

Then I got married and became preggo at the same time one of my oldest sisters was preggo, believe it or not I think this was a total gift.

First because I was not supposed to conceive and second said sister and I were not close. But I know that the Lord did this to bring us closer. I mean we were both preggo at the same time. She was working on her second and me on my first. So naturally I turned to her for everything.

we had our boys and we were finally friends. Not as close as one would like but closer than we had ever been.

Then 6 years ago the Lord moved my family to Texas ( it was a tough move ) but as much as I hated leaving my friends and family I now know the Lord had this planned and it was the best thing.
We had some ROUGH patches here in Texas, one great thing that happened was I found the Lord and became saved. I prayed every night for the Lord to give me one friend. ( he answered that prayer with 2 amazing woman ) but he started to change me. I found that things I said or did before I no longer wished to do or say.

The ugliness and bitterness that I had carried around for 28 years started to melt away. I KNEW I was changing and it was for the better.

Fast forward to tonight. I was talking to Said sister whom I love dearly and pray for her nightly.

And she told me that she can' t believe the woman I turned out to be, I am a great mother and she thinks the world of me. ( I am paraphrasing, I mean come on I gotta toot my own horn. =)

For my sisters are my heart. They are woman I admire and care deeply for, I am not Wise ( my sister says I am boy do i have her fooled. ) I am not some mom that has a magic book.
( although I think my sister thinks I do. )

I am a Daughter of Christ that showed me that my life was NOT my life rather it was his to do with what he wanted.
I am who I am because I have him, and I know this as I know that if I pricked my finger I would bleed.

So in the last six year I have changed and I hope and pray that I continue to change. I pray that I can become the woman that my sisters can be proud of and admire, for I admire and honor them.

Karla you are one of the strongest woman I know. Please don't for one second think otherwise. I am here to hold your hand through this chapter in your life. ( stop crying I know you are. )

Lisa You make me laugh and remind me of so many memories that we shared whether they were happy or sad, You have always been my protector, from the time Kelly pushed me in the hedges to the time I dated a guy you hated. I love you.

So this is my change. I embrace it and welcome it.....
lint and all

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I wanted to share with folks that may not know of this ingenious site. Its called Freecycle and unless you live in a cave I am pretty sure EVERYONE has heard of it.

I have been very lucky in receiving some amazing things and giving some amazing things on Freecycle.

We posted a few years ago that we were SEARCHING for a movable Basketball goal and this lady responded that she had one that her daughter used a few times then moved off to college.

So we borrowed the neighbors truck and went to get it. Only to get there and realize this was like a $500 goal. Hubby was shocked that some one was just giving it away.

another time I was looking for a 55 gallon drum and posted and within minutes I had 8 people respond saying they had one I could have.

Well I noticed the other day a lady looking for a queen mattress and box spring. Well we just happen to have one that is in good shape but needs a new home. So I feel pretty good that I was able to help this lady out.

So now I am going through our garage and closets and POSTING, POSTING, POSTING all this free stuff that is in great shape but needs a new home.



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Living beyond our means.

Ok so I am SO SICK AND TIRED of not being able to LIVE LIFE.... I have a wonderful husband and two of the most amazing little boys I know. ( yes I am partial ) But I hate that we like many Americans live paycheck to paycheck. I mean WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO... we make good money. So then why do we? BECAUSE LIKE MOST AMERICANS WE OVER SPEND....

SO I have decided to make a change and this is GOING to happen. WE ARE GOING TO LIVE FRUGAL.

I am starting by saying NO MORE EATING OUT. ( which is not a biggie. I mean when was the last time you ate out for less than 30 and had an actual GOOD meal? )

I am having the cable SHUT OFF ( who needs to sit around and watch TV all day? )

having our house phone SHUT off. I mean I use my cell 99% of the time anyways.

Eating simple meals and PLANNING THEM AHEAD and ONLY shopping for the meals. NO MORE SPLURGES.

I am putting this into effect immediately. I am setting up a Marble Rewards system for my boys and I am HOPING to start giving them allowance and TEACHING THEM TO SPEND AND SAFE WISELY...

SO I am going to post as many FRUGAL idea's as I can find and I encourage you all to post the ones you use on here as well. I am hoping that together we can help one another out.

in the words of Spock.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Knock, Knock....Who's There?


UM NO!!! pack your ugly beat up bags and MOVE ON... Oh wait the bags are under my eyes.

SO in case any of you have slept like POOP the last few days I just wanna say I AM SOOOOO WITH YOU....

Monday I had HORRIBLE dreams that made me toss like a Cesar salad,

Tuesday My back was hurting so I slept like POOP, then last night KNOWING I was going to sleep great. ( I mean I WAS DUE FOR IT. ) and I did.

I crashed at 11:30 pm after reading and slept like a LOG until 3:03am when I awoke with a start and was WIDE EYED AND FREAKING BUSHY TAILED... and TOSSED AND TURNED AND NO MATTE HOW LONG I LAID THERE.. I WAS NOT GOING BACK TO SLEEP....

so here it is 6:25pm and I have been at work since 9am this morning and I still have 1 1/2 hours left.
But you know what???

If I can't sleep on my own I will do like they did in the olden days. DOWN A BIG Ol' GLASS OF WINE......sleeping/unconsciousness ( hey you say tomaaato, I say TOE-MA-TOE ) just like Mama used to do. hehehehe

So Mr Sandman where ever you have been hiding the last few nights... YOU BEST BE MAKING A SPECIAL APPEARANCE AT MY BEDSIDE WHISPERING SWEET NOTHINGS INTO MY EARS, OR ELSE!!!!!! I am going to send my DRUNK OL MAMA AFTER YOU.....


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Candy Negotiations

So it has been, and so it will be, until the time they are making their own decisions.


You know the "Can I have this and this?" Or "this and that?" Or "how about this BOG piece and then this sucker???"

Now whether you are a LET THEM EAT IT ALL AT ONCE kinda mom or a Lets space it out to last kinda mom ( which I am )
We have all been through the Candy Negotiations in some form or another.

I know that if I let them eat it all and get rid of it I will not have candy woes anymore. However My right Brain, or is it my left? Which ever darn side that has the reasoning part ( ***NOTE TO SELF, RESEARCH WHICH SIDE CONTROLS THE REASONING )

I just can't let them eat it all. I think WHAT IF I did they got a cavity ( because somewhere in my crazy brain I think that spacing the candy out, will prevent cavities )

Or WHAT IF they get a tummy ache. Or What If they go into diabetic shock. NO THEY ARE NOT DIABETIC. But WHAT IF they did became diabetic because I let them eat it all.

( oh man my brain is a SCARY frustrating maze of confusion and STUPIDITY... )

Can one take an actual brake from their brain?? If they can I SO NEED IT....

So I ask. What kind of mom or dad are you?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

photo's by Grasshopper

I thought today's post would be photo's, And not just any ol' photo's but ones taken by our very own Grasshopper. I hope you enjoy them,

( Note ** ) none of these photos have been altered ( I do not believe in altering children's photos. I think God made them perfect the way they are. ) except one which was altered for a funny, Not to make them look perfect.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Out of the innocent mouth monkeys

On Fathers day we decided to go to dinner then grab some ice cream. We were on our way home from B&R when Rang was in the back talking. ( now normally he is talking about SOMETHING and I am normally half listening. ) So as rang was jabbering on and on about something I hear him say


Me: WHAT??


Me: Rang I have no clue what you are talking about.

Rang: ( by the way he was getting frustrated with me at this point ) YOU KNOW THE LITTLE THINGS YOUR MADE FROM??

At this point a light bulb goes off in my head and for some reason I know he is actually referring to ATOMS. Why my brain went to Atoms with his EVES but when he said the little things your made up of I knew he meant Atoms.

Me: You mean ATOMS honey??


Me: CRACKING UP LAUGHING. he thought MEN where made from ATOMS and girls from EAVES

as in ADAM AND EVE.....

Only a small child could come up with that.

I love my innocent Rang Tang

Sunday, June 20, 2010


So I was chatting it up with some rather wise ladies on my BF group, and we were discussing when is the right time to stop letting your children ( if they are the opposite sex as you ) see you in all your glory so too speak.

Now I stopped letting my boys see me in my "TRUE UN-AIRBRUSHED FORM "when they hit 5-6, Not because I was thinking it was wrong or that it was perverted but well lets face it.

I scream with horror when I see my flabbiness in the mirror. I sure as heck don't need my boys having it seared into their brains... I mean can you imagine having "THAT" conversation in 15 years.

this is how the conversation would go

" So mom, "

" yes dear "

" you remember when I was a little boy?"

" Of course sweetie, You where such a good little boy."

" Yeah, Yeah, ANYWAYS....."

"well last night I was trying to get my groove on with (insert Name of future daughter in law ) and she walked out of the shower and


their standing in her place was not my beautiful wife but rather YOU.... YEP I saw YOU..... in ALL YOUR GLORY... ( insert a big ol' EWWWWWWW!!!!!! )

now mom I am not saying your not a pretty lady, but REALLY???





So that is MY reasoning for why we nipped it in the butt ( LOTS OF PUN INTENDED ) when we did.

So when did you all make that decision????

Now if only I could convince my children that YES the bathroom does actually have a door lets try CLOSING IT WHEN ONE GOES.....Baby steps I guess

Saturday, June 19, 2010

What would you do????

so let me start off by saying this week has not been a good one. Brae and his eye,. Then I found out some upsetting news about my niece then yesterday and then last night my fur baby Koda was bit by a snake. I mean HELLO WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS....

But today is a new day and I refuse to be in a bad mood or sad. I am going to have a good day...

The sun is shining and tonight is My Brothers Keeper which is where a group of us go to the local homeless shelter and feed the homeless, It really is a wonderful service we are doing the community.

My boys LOVE to go there and interact with the men and woman.

they have met so many interesting people. In fact there are times were we will be at the library and we will run into a few of them. The boys will walk up and say

" Hello so and so, How are you? " and they remember the boys and will be so excited that these little boys will talk to them when most folks in there day to day lives look right through them as if they didn't exist.

I ask and wonder, do you do anything like this with your kids? Do your kids know that these men and woman have stories and if you take the time to get to know them you can learn so much.

Not all homeless men and woman are drunks or druggies.. most that we have encountered are just down on their luck or have medical issues that caused them to stop working that in turn caused them to lose their homes.

I challenge you to go out of your comfort zone and do something for a homeless person this coming week.

Not only will it bless them, it will bless your family so much more.
Ask yourself, Would you stop and talk to this man?

Friday, June 18, 2010


I feel like I am LOOSING IT....

I am so highly irritated and angry and just want to SCREAM....

I hate feeling like I am loosing control over my emotions. I find that I get HIGHLY irritated at hubby for NO REASON... so then because I am irritated at him I turn around and take it out on the boys.

You know the ugly witch in The Wizard of Oz? I swear that is what I look like when I am yelling ( minus the green skin, ) I do have the crooked nose and wart though =)

But seriously WHAT THE HECK???? I know that alot of it is due in part to today's date.

Yep 2 years ago I became woman-less.

You know its funny I didn't even realize it was the 18th until I started typing this, Its strange Its like my body KNEW that it was the 18th and was lashing out because of it.

You see I suffered daily with endometriosis . I was never supposed to have kids but with the help of modern medicine and LOTS of prayers ( thank you LORD ) I was blessed with 2 boys.

But I still suffered daily with pain, SO I did what most woman that suffer with it do. I GAVE UP THE FIGHT and threw in the towel and had my womanhood ripped from me.

I can say for the first 7 months I honestly HATED hubby. I hated him for not stopping me from doing it, I hated him because no matter what HE COULD STILL HAVE KIDS... And I could not.
I know with out a doubt we will be together forever, but that thought WHAT IF lingered.

I know alot of woman have their tubes tied or have a Hysterectomy by choice and that's all fine and dandy for those that go into it choosing to do it.

But when you are someone like me that gets thrown into it with the choice of living a pain free life or suffering its just not fair.

I hate you disease, I hate that I had to make that choice, I hate that woman all over the world are struggling and suffering with infertility and pain,. I hate that there is very little research being done, I hate that I am not alone in this pain,

I HATE YOU!!!!! I HATE YOU!!!!!!!! I HATE YOU!!!!!!!

As I sit here the tears are flowing freely. I remember the pain I was in when I woke up after the surgery as if it were yesterday, I remember the smell of the room and the sound of babies crying int he distance. ( someone in their infinite wisdom thought that it was best to put a woman having a hysterectomy on the Maternity ward )

I remember knowing that I was never going to feel a life in me move again. I was never going to be Me again. I had to not become someone different.

I remember people who had NO clue what I went through on a daily basis say those 5 stupid words

" Be thankful you have 2 "


I wanted 6 kids, I wanted to have a house full of kids, I wanted to know that I was a whole woman.



Needless to say it was a TOUGH recovery, Not the physical aspect but the emotional one.

Its been 2 years I have not taken HRT's ( Hormone Replacement Therapy ) for many reason

1 I didn't like the thought of chemicals in my body FAKING the " REAL WOMAN " feeling

2-I was and still am afraid of the possibility of breast cancer

3-I am not one to remember to take a pill daily so What the heck. besides at that point I had been thrust into menopause 5 times. I managed to come out of them fine so I figured I could handle this. ( which for the most part I do. )

Now I know I get moody sometimes. OK FINE A LOT but I think I am pretty good for the most part. I do have the hot flashes DAILY and the night sweats. and I sleep like dog Dukie. ( MAYBE I DO NEED SOMETHING. ) hehehe

but all in all. I am and have lived pain free for the past 2 years.

And I pray ALOT, for without praying to the Lord I would have went postal ALONG TIME AGO...

Thursday, June 17, 2010


So my little Rang Tang is sporting the Pirate look for a week or two, He was at a friends house playing INDIANA JONES when

****** CRACK ******

Rang was whipped IN THE EYE... and not only is this bad for apparent reasons, but Rang has had 2 eye surgeries in the past so it never fails if he is going to get hurt its in the eye.

So hubby had to go get him and take him to the Dr. where he was informed that the white part of the eye ( NO CLUE what its called and frankly TO LAZY TO RESEARCH IT. ) there I said it. I AM LAZY
is scratched and is susceptible to a infection so he needs to keep it clean and covered even while in bed.

The patch part is no biggie, its the eye drops he has to get 3 times a day. Did I mention he HATES eye drops??? I think its because he remembers the last surgery where we had to restrain him to get them in his eyes.


hubby strongly believes that NO one is abducted by aliens rather its them having flash back to when they were babies and adults ( that would be us parents ) were doing all sorts of craziness to them like Digging out boogies, or cleaning their behinds or when they were getting their well child check up ( can you say thermometer in the RECTUM???? ALIEN PROBE?? HUH???? sound familiar????) and the Dr's came at them with the eye flashlight thingy... I mean think about it. To them ( babies ) we probably have HUGE heads and eyes. THERE IT IS, THE MYSTERY IS SOLVED

I will say it again

That's what hubby believes and by golly I think he just might be on to something.

*******************Now back to our regularly schedule program********************

So poor Rang is not feeling to well and just grumpy. I will get some photos of him in the next few days and post them. But for now can you all say a little prayer for my baby??

And now you can tell your kids this story and say


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

You did What WHERE???????

I know I have said it before ( more like WHINED about it ) but I REALLY am surrounded by testosterone.

Monday night the Hubs and monkeys and I take a drive down to Bryan, Which is about a hour and half from us. ( we went there looking at a tent trailer. )

so after checking out the trailer we start heading back home. We get about 10 min down the road to a DEAD STOP. ( we were on a 4 lane highway )
Oh before we left the RV place Grasshopper said he had to use the potty. ( the RV place was closed so we told him when we stopped up the road for dinner he could go )


so as we are sitting in the parking lot formorly known as Highway 6 Grasshopper is squriming in his seat saying


so hubs hands him a cup and says HAVE AT IT

" WHAT!!!! "

Hubs says its dark and make sure you get it IN THE CUP. ( it was a Micky D's Cup ) I was like wait. Here add the paper towel to the bottom so it absorbs.

After much giggling from Rang and Grasshopper AND ME ( as I was thinking to myself I SOOOO NEED A GIRL )

I mean I would no sooner think of relieving myself in a cup as I would fly to the moon. AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN

But I guess when you have boys things like this is the Norm. ( again I grew up in a house with girls NO boys ) so things like this JUST didn't happen.

But as we were in the middle of NO where what are ya gonna do???

So after Grasshopper Rang decided HE too could not hold it.
So as he is trying, and laughing hard ( and I in my infanite wisdom just KNOW he is going to miss and get it all over the van I poiltly state

Rang stop Jacking off and just go!!! ( only to look at hubs who has completly lost it laughing at my CHOICE of words. ) thank the Lord the boys had NO clue what my slip of the tongue ment.

Needless to say we didn't get home till way late as the highway was shut down for a real long time.
But I now know that it is in fact possible to go ANYWHERE!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Turtles, Toads, and PRAYING MANTIS OH MY!!!!

So the other day we were lucky enough to encounter the MARTIAN AKA Cottonwood Borer, Today we encounter so many more creatures.

It started of with Bishu my little white dog barking, and barking in the back yard, Now normally that's nothing new as he is a lap dog and barking is one of the many things he does best, ( besides licking himself silly )

So after about 20 min I go out into the yard to find out what on earth is in the woods that is causing this mass hysteria, only to come across a HUGE turtle.

Now turtles in my yard is nothing new, But this one was about 12 inches long and he was in my BACK yard. How on earth did he get into the fenced yard????

So I pick it up and carry it to the front and help him into the woods where he was headed.

After letting him go I turn to walk back into the house and there is a TOAD.. No not a little frog but a big ol size of my hand TOAD... so the boys thought this was WICKED COOL...

in their words


so after "petting" the toad they came in and washed their hands thoroughly, we eat breakfast then Grasshopper decideds he is going to go "CHECK" ( which in Grasshopper language it means MESS with the turtle and toad ) and he comes running back into the house with a Praying mantis...


Sure put him in the container you had the other Martian.... so they do, Then they decide they need to go gather food for the little guy.. and out they run with Ziploc baggies in hand to find FOOD.....

they come in after about 10 minutes and announce

I found 1 ( that was grasshopper ) and Rang found a dead one ( rang pipes up... ITS ONLY HALFWAY DEAD. )


they grab the container and go to put their food in it for their newest pet and I hear


UM WHAT??? What do you mean WHERE IS IT????

its gone mom...


YEP!!! ( I mean hello don't say YEP in a Happy tone )

I now have a freaking Praying Mantis wondering aimlessly through my house

so after I calmly regain composure I say


after some searching they did manage to find it and Recapture it...

( this is where I breath a sigh of relief )

so after our fun filled creature morning I can safely say...


oh and this all went down before 10am... And I still have to go to work today Oy VEY

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Trying NOT to Judge But REALLY????

Ok I really try not to judge others, I mean WHO AM I TO SAY WHAT ONE SHOULD DO.... But I have to say this one topic really has gotten my prim and proper panties in a real tangle,

This whole mess with Abby Sunderland is in a word STUPID... I mean who on earth says.

"You know my 16 year old is so mature and skilled to sail, I think I am going to let her sail around the world by herself."

I mean What on Earth were they thinking???

Then the poor girl gets into trouble and there is a Manhunt for her. I am thankful that she was found safe, BUT REALLY? Now I want to know WHO pays for that search and rescue?

Now I guess I am more upset at the fact she had to be rescued. I mean What if because of the search for her someone else lost their lives for lack of the help they needed?

I just think this family was very selfish in WANTING TO BREAK A STUPID RECORD..
( yeah lets put our child's life in danger all so she can beat a record )

I mean SHE IS A MINOR... where is CPS ( or whatever you call it in your state? )
I mean this is a classic case of Child endangerment if there ever was one...

But it seems as if NOTHING was ever done to protect this child.

I read that the parents said she really wanted to do this and she was very skilled.


Last I check YOU ARE THE ADULT... and I don't care how skilled she is. SHE IS 16 PEOPLE... HOW SKILLED CAN A 16 year old be???

I even read that EXPERIENCED sailors told her folks that it was not a good idea, For one she was going to be in the Indian Ocean at a horrible time, And yet these "RESPONSIBLE" parents still thought it was a good idea.

All in all I think that the Parents SHOULD be held accountable for letting their 17 year old son do it last year AGAIN a minor and now her.

There should be charges brought against them and they should have to pay for ALL The time and fuel it cost to rescue her.

So I say SHAME ON THEM.....

Now I will go back to my NONE JUDGEMENTAL SELF....

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Martians have Landed

We have lived in Texas for 6 years now, And in those 6 years I have seen some pretty crazy things,

Snakes ( lots of them ), Turtles walking through the yard, Tarantulas in my home, spiders that I swear take one look at me and lick their chops, cattle that have horns that are so big I wonder how on earth they can even hold up their heads.

But I can honestly say that up until today I had not seen anything quite so beautiful, but freaky as what Rang Tang encountered in the Dog food bin this morning.

this is how it all went down

Rang Tang: WHAT THE HECK!!!!! Grasshopper come here.. OH MY GOSH!!!

Grasshopper: What NOW!!! ( walks into the garage ) HOLY COW!! WHAT IS THAT THING?????

Rang Tang: I don't know but its FREAKY...

then there was alot of running back and forth from the garage and the bedroom.


Grasshopper: Its not going to bite, MOVE... Wait hand me that shovel. ( someone thought they were tough )

then they both come running up to me...


me: what, stand back I can't see. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!!! WHAT THE HECK IS THAT SUCKER???????

Grasshopper: ( in his best Hermione voice ) It's a Tiger Beetle. I read about them in my insect book.


so here is a picture of the Martian that landed in our Dog food bin

After some actual research via the WORLD WIDE WEB ( I always think of Optumis Prime when I say that )

it is in fact a Cottonwood Borer... Which makes total sense since we have a ton of Cottonwoods in our yard.

so I can now add this to yet another crazy thing seen in Texas

Friday, May 28, 2010

Im a grandmommy

My beautiful Skittles FINALLY gave birth early this morning. She has 4 beautiful babies. 1 is white and orange like her, then there is a striped tabby and then to calico's. I will take pictures later as mommy and babies are plum tuckered out.

Stay tuned

Thursday, May 27, 2010

It's OK

I BORROWED this from this site.

Attention “Super-Moms” It's O.K. to…

Often, as parents we are tired! Frazzled by never ending obligations, we sometimes neglect to fully engage with our kids. Try to enjoy the little parenting moments as they happen.

•It’s OK to have a messy house sometimes.

•It’s OK to get a sitter and go out.

•It’s OK to stay home with the kids — watch a movie or play a game!

•It’s OK to make cookies this year from frozen Pillsbury dough instead of homemade.

•It’s OK to sit in the warm car at the park while you watch your older kids go sledding.

•It’s OK to re-gift — its green!

•It’s OK to give your kids less gifts ... they will appreciate them more.

•It’s OK to say NO without giving a reason!

•It’s OK to order pizza 3 times this week because life is busy — and the kids will actually eat it!

•It’s OK to go to a party with baby spit-up on your shoulder and down your back.

•It’s OK to let the kids have a little extra TV, computer or game time if it helps keep you sane.

•It’s OK to let go of the parenting guilt! We all do our best.

•It’s OK to not be perfect!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I have been in a real down mood for a few days and I realized I think I am having midlife crisis or something. I mean I don't wanna do a thing....

I thought really???? lets see

My house is a wreck and needs to be cleaned - I DON'T WANNA clean it

My Yard is in the process of being re-landscaped and hubby needs my help - I DON'T WANNA help

the laundry is piling up yet AGAIN- I DON'T WANNA do it

the office is in shambles -I DON'T WANNA organize it

the school stuff that needs to get done and organized for nest year is sitting there cause -I DON'T WANNA deal with it

the Scentsy samples need to be made and you guessed it -I DON'T WANNA make them...

Well WHAT DO I WANT you may ask... Nothing but to crawl into bed pull the covers up over my head and hibernate till fall

So I ask you all, what is the I DON'T WANNA you have that you would like to tell all of us out in cyberspace??? Please feel free to vent.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

In need of Help!!!!!

Ok I have a Mama Cat that is fixin to pop and I HAVE NEVER been through this before. I have been doing research on the net to make sure I am prepared, I have her Nesting box ( actually hubby is gettin it all now as I type this. ) so this is the list of things I have/getting

-Nesting Box
-fake cat milk
-old towels
-heating blanket
-kitten food ( I read that mama will need to eat kitten food after having the babies )

so I am asking, no begging and pleading with all of you out there that has experience with this what to expect, and what to do if I need to help out.

Also I am so fearful of something happening to Skittles during birth. I am prepared to have a stillborn as I read its common to lose 1 but I am NOT prepared to lose my mama kitty. She is actually Rang's cat and I can't imagine him losing yet again a beloved pet ( we lost another cat a year ago and a gerbil ) Rang took them both very hard.

So again HELP!!!!!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Itchy!!! oh the Itch

Well I know I have been MIA for along time. I have been in a major funk, Depression or whatever, just NOT in a blogging mood. Heck I can't even remember the last time I visited my mommies on Blog Frog.

So here is the latest from my neck of the woods.

I am going to be a grandma..... No not to my monkeys to my kitty. My cat Skittles the little HUSSY escaped outside while in heat, ( yea I know I should have had her fixed ) but with my crazy hectic life this past few months it was a wonder I managed to even pee....

Skittles is due to POP any day. We are praying and hoping she holds off until Monday as that is Grasshoppers 10th birthday.... But if she pop's today that will be ok as today is my Sissy's 36th birthday....

speaking of my monkeys. They had friends over a week ago for dinner and decided to traipse through the woods and are now both suffering from a bad case of

POISON OAK/IVY/SUMAC as we are not certain what they got into but they are SUFFERING.... in case you don't have an idea what it looks like here ya go

THIS IS NOT A PHOTO OF MY MONKEYS... but one I borrowed from the Internet.

Now grasshopper has it WAY worse than Rang tang. Regardless it is was real pain in the butt. I mean there does not seem to be any REAL cure. We have tried the cortisone lotion, that did nothing. I refuse to take him to get a steroid shot as Poison Oak/Ivy/Sumac has been around forever and folks have been using homeopathic things to rid themselves of this that I KNOW I can find something better than injecting toxins into my monkey.

If he were in so much pain then YES I would do the shot, but as of now he has been tolerating it.

I read that mixing salt and Calamine lotion together and messaging it into the spots works.

So yesterday I had them wash down with Dawn dish soap then rubbed the mixture in and let it sit for about 20 min then rinsed in cold water. Grasshopper said that gave him the most relief so as of now that is the treatment we are doing.

NOW BY ALL MEANS if you know of a better NON-TOXIC one please let me know.

As for me I am sitting at work with one heck of a stomach bug. I FEEL LIKE POO-POO.... But like all moms everywhere


on a bright note I went to the homeschool convention in Arlington and had a GREAT TIME.... Overwhelmed by all the choices but very happy with the decisions I made....

This year we are giving Common Sense Press a try for Lit/English Bible and Rang's phonics.

We are sticking with Math-U-See as I am 100% completely IN LOVE with Steve Demme, HE has made learning math FUN for my kids.... Rang who just turned 6 is FLYING through it and is able to do double digit addition.... Grasshopper is now better at math than I think I am, ITS AMAZING.... and the best part was

wait for it.......

I met Steve Demme, at the convention.... I was so excited I thought I would piddle myself.....If you don't know who he is then I suggest you take a trip to here

I got my photo taken with him and he signed the Manipulative's box for both boys.... they were excited that he knew their names.
needless to say he was to us home school moms like the Beetles where to the 50's and 60'

Oh and I also went to Todd Wilson's workshop and this man is great. I recommend all husbands and wives read his books. they are super small but FUNNY and so true. his website is called Familyman Ministies and he is well take a peek for yourselves.

so this has been us in a nut shell...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Do you ever?

get in the mood where you just don't want to do something? That's how I have been with the Blog. I know its been well, A LONG time since I posted. Its just I have NOTHING to say... ( ya ya get the laughing out. ME NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ) I mean my nickname growing up was WINDY MINDY.. and it was NOT because I was Flatulent. OR WAS I???? =)

I have just been crazy busy with Life... The boys suck the life outta me. ( not complaining.. ) but between working, homeschooling, taking care of the house and trying to drum up donations for our Curriculum sale I don't have time to think about being funny. ( SHOCK & GASP!!! ) you mean I am not just naturally charming? UMMMMM NO!!!

Its freaking hard work man. And to top all that off my allergies have my nose either stuffed to the point that I can't breath and sound like a man, or it is running like someone broke through Hoover damn. either way I AM NOT A HAPPY CAMPER...

Speaking of camping, We are trying to decide if we want to camp at the campground in Disney world or stay in a hotel. I am leaning towards the campground for many reasons.

1- I like to camp

2- we can stay at DW longer for cheaper than if we stayed at a hotel

3- I like to camp

4- I can take my poopies with me, which I was having a serious panic attack thinking WHO IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF MY BABIES???

5- I like camping

so there you have it. I am in a pickle so to speak. And it would be a DILL pickle as sweet pickles are GROSS....and all should be banned from earth. That and Miricle Whip... I MEAN HELLO PEOPLE... IT IS NOT MAYO I don't care what you all say.. IT IS NOT MAYO it is NASTY BUTT SALAD DRESSING and does NOT I repeat NOT belong on a sandwich of any kind, unless its a SWEET PICKLE SANDWICH then I say CHOKE ON IT... they are both DE-S-GUS-TING!!!!

Oh well would you lookey there.. I DID HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY....

Windy Mindy lives to tell it how it is.


Monday, April 19, 2010

WOW!!! Simply amazing

First and foremost I want to give props to all the incredibly talented folks out there, I am NOT one of them so I am always jealous of those that can see a Lego for example and build something wicked cool with it, or when one see's a blank canvas and paints a master piece.

I see a Lego and see a brick, I see a blank canvas and have a instant panic attack. Like I said I AM NOT CREATIVE IN THE LEAST....

well I received this email today and these ladies that make these are well PRETTY DARN CREATIVE AND MAKING AMAZING ART OUTTA what Mother Nature gives them...

you hear the saying.

When Life gives you lemons make lemonade....

these ladies have taken that saying and thrown it out and came up with a WHOLE new meaning to it.

Check them out and enjoy

Now you can not tell me that these are not the most amazing things you have seen made outta what Nature gives you...

I think these woman are very talented and If I knew who they were I would so give them props.


Oh and in case you were wondering what these horses are made outta Its Drift wood and old wood.

Like I said PRETTY AMAZING....

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Too Much

I was thinking the other day, Yes I do that from time to time and it can get scary, But I was thinking, I am totally out numbered by Testostorone, I mean I am surrounded by boys that LOVE anything and all things GROSS...

Boogers? Just another body part ( especially when they want to show the BIG ONE... )

Farts? heck thats just your butt saying hello...

Stinking? arn't all boys supposed to smell like day ol road kill?

These are just a few of the many things I live with daily... I am always on them about saying excuse me when they pass gas, but apperantly there is some unspoken rule amongest boys that when one does release gas to roll on the floor laughing like someone just told the best joke ever.

As for the boogers I mean I swear their fingers are attached to their noses. I am always saying

GET YOUR FINGER OUT OF YOUR NOSE... I never thought that would be a statement that I say on a regular basis like one says

And don't even get me started on the belching. They can make a truck driver proud with that gift.

So as I am constantly reminded of the simple fact that I am the ONLY female in a home of boys I would think being at work is my saftey zone, I mean seriousely how can one be grossed out at work???

WELL APPERENTLY THEY CAN.... I would like to introduce you all to our newest item in the store.

seems harmelss enough right?

WRONG... this is out flatulent pig... yep its a whoopie Cushion pig... and my many customers get a real kick outta this little oinker...

Can I ever get away from the Testostorone filled humor???

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Who KNEW???? I am one of THOSE parents

Ok I never thought I would be one of those parents that would say....

WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE I HAD TO... yadda, yadda, yadda fill in the blank...

Then I received this email and well I CAN OFFICIALLY SAY I AM ONE OF THOSE PARENTS.. sniff sniff.....

So if you are one of these parents I say HOLD YOUR HEAD OF HIGH AND SAY..... I REMEMBER WHEN.....

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!

Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car.. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby!

We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that's it!

There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOD !!! Think of the horror... not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!

There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-finks!

And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!
And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... you were doing chores!

And car seats - Don't get me started!!!!! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on for dear life. If AND ONLY IF you were luckily, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!

See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or any time before!

SO there you have it ladies and gentlemen.... I AM ONE OF THOSE PARENTS....

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Crazy and Hectic....

It never fails, when one has tons on her plate there never seems to be enough hours in the day... let alone enough days in a week.

We have had birthday parties, Re-arranging of rooms that consisted of painting the walls, work, April fools day, Easter, Six Flags and even a death...

To say I have been busy is the understatement of the year.

Rang-Tangs birthday is April 1st. So this year it fell on a Thursday which is the day I work from 10am to 8pm, We decided to have the party the Sunday before at the local pool. Rang had a great time and I as usual stressed over every little detail for NO REASON...

And because I am a gluten for punishment, and decided I didn't already have enough stress in my life, I decided to take it upon myself to paint the Nemo playroom so Darling Hubby and I could move into the playroom. ( why you ask did we move into there? Well I will tell you why....

You see the playroom is at the front of the house and we happen to live in a cul de sac with some pretty shady neighbors. Both hubby and I did not feel safe with the monkeys in that room, so for that last 2 1/2 years the monkeys have had their bunk-beds in the master suit with us. )

hubby and I decided since all we do is sleep in the room with the occasional Hankie-Spankie, and seeing how the monkeys have far more crap than us, we would give them the master suit and move into the Nemo playroom.

Well like I said I took it upon myself to paint. NOT knowing that you can not paint over semi-gloss paint with Latex without sanding the walls first. ( OY VEY )

so after hours of moving everything outta the room and sanding the walls I was ready to run into the closet and lock the door behind me...for I loath painting... No I mean it, I REALLY HATE TO PAINT.... I think I have a issue with it. from my ANAL mom and dad, you see we had to paint the walls of our house I swear every other freaking year cause
( insert my mom's voice ) THEY ARE DIRTY......

So in comes hubby and See's how hot and sweaty and blue I was ( YES I WAS BLUE FROM HEAD TO TOE.... darn Nemo water... I mean really..... WHO"S DUMB IDEA WAS IT TO PAINT A UNDERWATER ROOM????? oh yeah me..... )

So we get the walls wiped down and start the painting.
what??? what is that you say???? what color did we use?

glad you asked. I WANTED A DEEP DARK RICH RED..... we now have a sagie ( not sure if that is even a word ) eucalyptus green, We did try the red with some sample paint. EWWWW!!! NO did not look good I thought I would end up having a seizure with all the red.

so now we have a nice calming pretty room.

Then came Rang's actual birthday so after I got off work we went to Bahama Bucks for some yummy sno-cones. then home. we Hubby and I actually had the entire weekend off. We had a terrific Easter morning then met up with friends at six flags which was our first time and it was FANTASTIC.... there was really NO waits the only wait hubby and my 6 year old Rang had was the new Tony Hawk roller coaster. ( yep my little Rang Tang LOVES SCARY RIDES.... ) while mommy and grasshopper stay safely on the ground.... ( I AM A CHICKEN AND PROUD OF IT...)

To end the crazy week I found out today that my main boss had passed away Easter morning. She was the nicest person anyone could hope to meet. ALWAYS had a big smile on her face. I can honestly say I never saw her without one. The world is a sadder place without her in it. But Heaven is dancing in the streets to have her there.

So folks that has been my week in a nut shelf. I have lots of photos that I will be posting in the next few days.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Ok I had a giveaway a few days ago for a gift card.

I had not decided at that time if it would be a $25.00 Starbucks GC or a Visa GC..... and since I only had 5 folks participate in the giveaway ( Not sure if I should be sad that I only had 5 or happy )

So I have decided to let the winner decide which one they wanted. So since I only had 5 folks play I decided to put the names in a hat instead of using a generator and the lucky winner is.................

Yeah Gille.... I need you now to contact me with your name and address and if you would prefer a Starbucks GC or a Visa....
thank you to those that participated in my little giveaway.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Accented Syllables

Ok WHAT???????

I am doing school with Grasshopper and he is learning about accented syllables, and all I can say is

WTHECK???? I have never heard this term before nor can I for the life of me figure them out. I googled them and read the RULES and am at a complete and utter loss.

These are the times where I think AM I RUINING MY CHILDREN BY HOMESCHOOLING???? I mean If I can't figure something out like ACCENTED SYLLABLES then maybe I am not the best person to be teaching them....

oy Vey..... I need a brain overhaul and a refresher course in Language Arts.

Anyone out there wanna help explain this to a not so bright mommy?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Is it Wrong to Question the Bible?

Ok I am a Christian as most of you know. But I have ALOT of questions. I mean I have only been saved for 5 years, So for the past 20+ years I did not Know Jesus and or the Bible.

So one of my resolutions this year is to read the Bible. As Jan 1st rolled near I got myself all fired up about it. I went out and bought The One Year Bible

So I have been reading it daily, ( although some days I miss and then play catch up. ) Yes I said MISS. I am not perfect. Oh and did I mention IT IS A HARD BOOK TO READ???

Anywho as I read it I get all these questions in my head that make me go REALLY???

For example.

Sara and Abraham did not have kids, so she GAVE her SLAVE to Abraham to marry and have kids with.

Ok right there I have questions. 1st, why were there slaves? 2nd UMM that is Polygamy and I thought God was against it

then Sara becomes jealous of her slave and tells Abraham to send her into the desert away, so he does.

Yep another question.

so after allowing her husband to commit adultery they now send her and the baby away KNOWING they might die, and they have no issue with it. Then God tells her ( the slave ) to Go back to Sara and basically be mistreated. REALLY?

then after all that he rewards them with many descendants to become a great nation.

Ok do you see my dilemma? I mean how does one read this and NOT think something is fishy?

I know it all comes down to Faith, But then I think WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE FAITH? am I damned to Hell? What if God gets angry with me because I am to dense to understand his word?

yes these questions run through my head and frighten me. And to top that off I believe that men and woman are Born Gay. So then if they are, does that mean that God Loves them? ( which I whole heartily believe God does ) but then others will say NO THE BIBLE SAYS ITS WRONG...

Ok so it does. So why is that wrong but Abraham, and Issac and the rest of them having many wives NOT wrong?

Oh I am so confused. So if any of you feel the need to help explain any of this to me that would be FANTASTIC....

Friday, March 19, 2010

WHO STOLE THEM????? ( with a hidden message )

I would LOVE to know who stole my little sweet boys? I ask because this is the week from well the devils playground.... grrrrr!!!

it started Monday. Rang is NOT a morning person and he had to get up for speech, so of course he awoke is a foul mood. Grasshopper on the other hand was in a good mood as he is every marooning he wakes up. But that sweet good mood was NOT going to stick around apparently...

You see I home school, so the monkeys are around each other quite a bit, And I know they get irritated with one another I mean Hello it comes with the territory.

HOWEVER this week alone they have went from this

sweet loving little cuddly monkeys to

Angry mean little MONSTER MONKEYS.....

The constant name calling and hitting and being just all around UGLY is driving this mommy Monkey INSANE.... I mean I never thought I would have to threaten them ( yes THREATEN ) that they can't talk to or look at or play with each other the rest of the day if they do not stop....

You know I would expect them to have oh I don't know A LITTLE COMMON SENSE not to do it all in front of me. But NOPE.... they have decided to be equal opportunity MONSTERS to each other, Who cares if moms there.

So WHOMEVER stole my sweet cuddly monkeys PLEASE PLEASE send them back.... If its a ransom you want I WILL PAY IT....( warning Hidden giveaway ) just please take these little monsters with you....

If you read all the way through then you realized I am PAYING A RANSOM FOR MY is all you have to do.

Blog about this RANSOM AND MONKEY NAPPING on your blog with a link back here
then leave a comment on what you think the little Monkeys are worth.

if you would like to follow me that won't get you any advantages but it will put a big ol smile on this mama monkeys face.

So there you have it.

Oh the reward is a SECRET!!!! I will let you all in on the actual REWARD $ in a few days.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I have an itch

I do.... Now if you know me, or even if you do not know me you have eyes and can obviously see I AM FAT..... Not only am I Fat but I am OUTTA SHAPE....

Its funny though. I know I am fat but when I look at myself I don't see a fat girl. Its kinda like a Hippo

looking at herself and not seeing a Hippo but a beautiful Jessica Rabbitish kinda gal ... CHA-CHA-CHA... Im Saucy....

So back to the itch.... I have been walking everyday since Sunday. ( ya, ya I know its only been 3 days. ) But I am itching to get out there an walk. I mean I am sitting here anxiously waiting for the monkeys to finish their Math so we can GOOOOO!!!! I am like ready to piddle myself.. COME ON ALREADY......

So I am hoping and praying that this itch will stay with me, as this Jessica Rabbitish gal trapped in a Hippo body walks/runs her way into a healthier, new lifestyle...

I mean come on.... I have to be a good role model for my monkeys. And who doesn't wanna be saucy like Miss Jessica Rabbit. MEOW!!!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Picaso Ain't got nothing on Grasshopper

So my oldest Grasshopper LOVES to draw and color. This is his latest image.

Now if you have seen the movie Aristocats then you recognize her as Dutches. I am not certain but I think Zsa Zsa Gabor does the voice.

I think he did a good job, of course he was so proud of it.

So his drawing got me thinking. I have 2 monkeys with completely different personalities. Grasshopper is more of my artsy fartsy child. Loves to draw, sing, dance very ARTISTIC one might say....

then there is Rang Tang who is like a bowling ball in a china cabinet. Does not like to color or draw and his idea of singing is actually listening to Apologetix and signing along with them.

No Rang is more my get down into the nitty gritty and get his hands dirty. He LOVES to build things. The kid can build the most amazing Lego ships from nothing more than his imagination.

Its funny he has this wicked imagination when it comes to building things but for the life of himself can not put that imagination onto paper.

So here I have polar opposites of one another and since they are I have had to do things completely different with each other. I never knew that 2 little boys that are from the same parents could be day and night from one another.

Rang is 110% his mama. A in your face, don't tick me off and for sure DON"T WAKE ME IN THE MORNING. AND IF YOU DO..... DO NOT TALK TO ME IF YOU KNOW WHATS GOOD. kinda kid

Grasshopper is 110% daddy. Laid back, lets the world roll right off his shoulders. Wakes every morning glad to just be alive. Always wakes with a smile.

So with having 2 boys that are opposites I have come to rely on a WHOLE LOT OF PRAYING... for with Grasshopper I have to remember he wears his emotions on his sleeve and is easily sadden by others misfortune.

With Rang. I know just what will get through to that thick skull as talking to him is like talking to myself. ( Who says talking to ones self is bad? )

So thanks for reading through my ramblings. I am sure you are all thinking


Alas.... no yummy drinks tonight.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Whats that smell?????

WHAT in the world is that smell?

Is it dog poo?


Sour Milk?


Sweaty little monkeys?

Nope not that either

Oh I know what that smell is

ITS CRISP CLEAN FRESH AIR........ Yep It is such a beautiful day that I have the windows wide open and can feel a nice crisp breeze flowing through the house.

I LOVE IT WHEN ITS LIKE THIS... sun shinning .... birds chirping..... The sound of a

lawnmower in the distance, and the none stop sniffling and sneezing.


So of course with the windows open and the trees and flowers all in bloom my allergies are wreaking havoc on me... itchy watery eyes and sneezing like its no bodies business. BUT I WILL NOT CAVE.....

Here is a photo that I had taken awhile ago and well it reminds me of another nice clean fresh day.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I am KILLING my kids

AND I DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE it...... I have always prided myself on being very cautious of what they eat. I limit the amount of toxins in their bodies. I try and use natural or organic as much as possible. and ALWAYS 100% whole wheat.

I mean my kids have no idea that bread or pasta is ever white. We drink Raw milk, and I try and get exercise into them daily. All the while of priding myself as a GOOD MOMMY..... I am in fact slowly setting them on a path that is going to cause harmful and possibly sever damage to them. I AM NOT A GOOD MOMMY...

So what brought this all on you might ask? Well while reading the news today I stumble upon this site and start reading and am in total shock at what I see. Then not knowing the exact amount 1 gram really is I decided to research it. and this my friends is what I find.

the following may cause you to slap forehead and say WHAT!!!
1 gram = 1/4 teaspoon
4 grams = 1 teaspoon, 1 sugar cube, or 1 package of sugar
8 grams = 2 teaspoons
16 grams = 4 teaspoons
32 grams = 8 teaspoons
52 grams = 13 teaspoons
88 grams = 22 teaspoons
120 grams = 30 teaspoons
200 grams = 50 teaspoons, ( 1 cup granulated sugar )

and so on.... Now I know some of you may look at that and think. OH I DON"T LET THEM HAVE THAT MUCH.... allow me to enlighten you...

a little jug of chocolate milk from McDonald's has 25 grams of sugar which is almost 6 teaspoons of sugar.

a Nutri-grain cereal bar, well pick Strawberry can you believe it has 12 grams of sugar, which is insane. I mean I try and not buy sugar coated cereal for this reason and HELLO I might as well be letting my kids eat donuts for breakfast as for a Dunkin Donuts glazed donut has the same exact amount of sugar in them. CRAZY....

I am just in utter shock and disbelief and a tad ANGRY with myself.

So as I do with anything that involves my monkeys I am NOW ON A MISSION TO REVAMP MY KIDS DIETS....
I will be reading as much as possible about the crap that I am putting in my kids. I will be purging the house of all sugar that is candy or sweets related. ( I want to apologize to the student workers I work with in advance as I am BRINGING IT ALL TO WORK FOR YOU )

I am going to make it my mission to educate my kids, myself and anyone else that wants to know the facts. To know me is to know that when it comes to my kids I AM A MANIAC with getting to the bottom of things. DON"T MESS WITH MY MONKEYS.... and YOU AMERICAN FOOD PRODUCERS ARE IN FOR A WHOLE LOT OF MOMMY AND GETTING IN YOUR BUSINESS... YOU AIN'T MAKING MY BOYS FAT OR CAUSING HEALTH ISSUES WITH THEM... I AM COMING FOR YOU ALL.....

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Grocery Shopping

I wanted to talk about something that I find both full filling and frustrating all at the same time.

Grocery Shopping.

Are you the type that shops every week for that weeks grocery's? Or the type that shops daily? Or every other week?

If you are like me I like to get the shopping done at the beginning of the month and be done with it. Not because I don't like to shop, ( I actually don't mind grocery shopping, Its all the other kind of shopping I thoroughly dislike)

I like to have it done and over with for many reason. One I know what is going to be eaten for the month, so why not have it done with? And if I have it done then I don't need to RUN to the Store for the 1 item only to walk out with another $50.00 spent on stuff we DID NOT NEED.

I love my hubby but to send him to the store means I KNOW HE WILL COME BACK WITH AT LEAST 2 BAGS WORTH OF STUFF WE DID NOT NEED....

Also when I shop at the beginning of the month we are LESS likely to eat out, thus saving us more money. If I have it written down ( the menu ) then we must stick to it RIGHT??? We have the attitude of SO IT IS WRITTEN SO SHALL IT BE DONE.
Now I am not saying that we don't splurge and actually eat out once or twice but I am saying WE ARE LESS LIKELY...

the reason I get frustrated with the shopping however is that the prices of things are incredibly RIDICULES... I just can't fathom why some things are so darn expensive. I mean take Prunes for example ( yes I like them and so does Grasshopper so I do occasionally splurge and buy them ) but a small package was like 3.50 the other day. I mean COME ON they are dried PLUMS... Did I buy them? yes I did only to run into Sam's and see a HUGE package for $6.00, It is just so amazing to me the price difference.

So as you get to the store in the next few days. Try actually comparing prices and you will be surprised how certain things are WAY to expensive and others, not so much.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Lies and the men behind them. hehehehe

here is Darling hubby,

He is the greatest man I know, Loving, compassionate,kind, Loves his wife and kids, a God Fearing man, and would give you the last cookie on the plate......

SCREECHHHHHH!!!! hold up.... did I just say he would give you the last cookie??? OH HOW LITTLE DO WE KNOW????

You see, although I am married to the greatest man in the world ( yes I am bias. =) )there is a deep dark secret that most don't know about him,

he has a slight issue with cookies.

I mean you don't have a coffee mug like this for NO REASON

You see we like to call him the REAL COOKIE MONSTER....

Hubby has well lets put it like this HE REALLY LIKES HIS COOKIES, chocolate chip, oatmeal,

peanut butter sugar, it does not matter he is not discriminative when it comes to cookies. None

of them stand a chance when he is around. So imagine my surprise when I went into the garage

to get some romen noodles for the boys for lunch.

I look on the shelf and there is this package of what else COOKIES..... so I grab them and look to

see what they are, Ok They are Gourmet Thumbprint. they sound yummy

I go to open SAID cookies and

OH NO!!!!! I think the store jipped hubby, I mean it clearly states on the label that there are 12,

notice red arrow

But when I open the container there are only 2, Now I never claimed to be the smartest cookie in the jar ( see that, I just made a funny.... )

But 12 looks alot more than 2. Notice there are 10 missing. How on earth could that have happen????

So of course I had to call hubby and tell him how bad the store ripped him off......

and this is his story ladies and gentleman

He claims that his hands where full on Friday and he FORGOT THEY WERE OUT THERE....

when I asked REALLY!!! just how many of these FORGOTTEN COOKIES DID THE BOYS

GET... He says HMMMM I don't think they actually got any... BUT I WAS NOT HIDING


yeah stick to that story honey,

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Well I can not believe it is Sunday. WOW where did the weekend go? I thought I would give you all an update on what has happened to me since I last posted.

I went in On Friday for a CT Scan and OH MY GRAVY.... I had to drink barium sulfate. EWWWW 2 big ol containers of it.

For those of you that do not know what it is, allow me to enlighten you. Imagine a big jug of ground up chalk mixed with elmers glue and flavored like bananas... sound yummy???? FAR FROM IT..... it taste just like it sounds.

As if that was not the worst of it. I had to get an IV with Iodine in it. ( oh what one goes through in the name of medicine.

Well on would think that was the end of the FUN but NOPE, I apperently was dehydrated so the technichian was having NO luck in locating a vein, Now on most occasions needles don't bother me, But the girl could not get a vein , she first tired on my left arm to no avail. then moved to my right and stuck me then was wiggling the needle in my arm I became so incredibly sick to my tummy while she was doing it. I thought I was going to pass out. IT WAS BAD.... I almost asked if I could insert the IV myself. ( I have NO experience but figured I could not do any worse than her. )

And if you have never had the iodine injected into you let me explain the sensation. It starts out this warmness spreading through you then it moves down to you bladder and you honest to goodness feel like you are peeing your pants. NOT A FUN SENSATION..... ( so basically an all around FUN day )

So after all that fun I headed to Bush's to get a Arnold Palmer ( Ice tea with lemonade ) and a roll. ( remember I had not eaten anything since Tuesday night. Actually that was what was supposed to happen. when in fact at 5pm on Thursday the Dr called and said they could not get me in on Friday that I could eat something light. So at 7:30pm after Grasshoppers concert we went to Jason's Deli with some dear friends and I had a bowl of Tomato Basil soup and a few bites of Darling Hubby's salad. ) only to get home at 9 and have 3 messages telling me I AM having the CT scan the next day.



so bright and early the next day I called the clinic and told them I had in fact eaten. The nurse said it was fine as long as I had not eaten past midnight and not to eat until after the CT scan.

Where was I..... Oh that's right bought a Arnold Palmer and a roll. then went to pick up the boys and head home. With a feeling as if I had just had cement poured into my tummy, YUCK!!!

Darling hubby made a yummy steak and potato dinner which I ate as much as my shrunken tummy could manage which was not much. then watched a movie and headed to bed.

Saturday I spent the day at work. then off to church then to Chick-fila with a good friend and his daughter ( his wife and son where at the Hospital visiting her father, if you could say a prayer for the father that would be great. ) we ate then let the kids play till around 9 then ran to BAM to get FARMER BOY for grasshoppers lit class. then came home where I crawled into bed with my new book I bought at BAM

Now I am at work typing this and listening to K-Love. and telling you all about my hectic busy weekend.

So that's pretty much it folks. I am hoping to hear from the Dr in the morning telling me something. once I do I will let you all know.....

I promise thought to post photos of the monkeys in the snow and at grasshoppers concert when I get home. Till then. CHOW!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I am a ENDO WARRIOR!!!! I will FIGHT and I will WIN

Well I thought I would first apologize to my readers ( they are few but mean the world to me ) I have had a hard week. School, feeling off and then SNOW!!!! we had SO much snow on Tuesday that the monkeys and I spent most of the day outside. Rang Tang was able to make his very first Snow Angel, and Snowman. He was so excited. I did take LOTS of photos that I will post either tonight or tomorrow. ( very busy day today )

Well the week started off with me feeling like I had a kidney infection. So I went to the Dr's where I had to take the ever so fun urine sample ( which I swear to goodness I end up peeing all over my hand. ) Being Fat and trying to judge where to put the cup is NOT fun...

I sat patiently waiting for the Dr. to come in and say YEP you have a kidney infection, but No I didn't have that or a UTI... so then its on to the next questions.

Dr: I am thinking it maybe your gallbladder

me: Um nope that is not possible, Had it removed 8 years ago.

Dr: Oh good to know, then I would like to get an ultrasound and see if it could be your appendix.

Me: Nope that too is gone.

Dr: WOW you are making this easy. Ok lets do this. Lets draw blood and do some ex rays. Ok

Me: sounds fine to me.

so after having my blood drawn and some ex rays taken he comes into the room and says can I show you your ex rays
I go out and I see what looks like sand in my ex ray all the way up my right side.

Now if you know me, you know that I suffered with SEVER endo to the point that I ended up having a hysterectomy. So when I see this sand stuff on my ex ray I start to cry. He tells me it is NOT endo. but in fact POO.... yep I am officially full of Sh*@ ( ok laugh it out.... )

he explains that he is concerned to see that much on my right side when my left is perfectly clear. He asks when I had my last bowel movement. I explain that morning, 3 times. He tells me this is concerning for the fact that I had endo on my Colon and liver he is concerned that the scar tissue may have caused some damage to my right side. So he tells me he wants my pipes all cleaned out then they would do a cat scan.

So I have officially been on the Colon-a-scopy (sp) diet. You know the one where you have to drink that nasty crap 8oz ever 10 min till its gone. IT WAS GROSS. and I can't eat anything till Friday. I have been on water, chicken broth, Gatorade and hot green tea, NOT FUN.... And All I am saying is that after all the bathroom visits and the clear liquids I BEST LOSE AT LEAST 5 pounds.

I guess what bothers me most is even after having a hysterectomy to get rid of Endo and live a life pain free, I may still be having issues with other organs do from the scar tissue that Endo caused. I want to cry and scream WHY????? am I ever going to be free of this disease??

SO now I am at work. On a side happy note Grasshopper has a choir concert tonight and this will be the first one I have been able to go to. I am so excited for him. I will post photos of that as soon as I can.