Sunday, December 31, 2006

5 Things

Ok, Cyndi tagged me, so here I go:

Hmmm, 5 Things You Might Not Know About Me

1. My mom died when I was 4.

2. I was going to go to school for computer engineering, but the college lost my financial aid paperwork, so I went to the Community College and met Craig, and the rest, they say, is history.

3. I love Disney (oh wait, you probably already know that, eh?)

4. I taught Craig how to drive a manual transmission

5. Hmmm, can't think of anything right now lol

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Thank goodness for modern medicine

Guess what? It was positive! Craig also took in our youngest princess because, guess what? Yep, she's positive again too! 3rd time's the charm, right?


I think I caught the girls' strep to the docs I go. I can't just go in for a throat culture because it's been over a year since I've seen the doc. So yay for me, I get to spend $90 on an office visit. Happy happy joy joy. I am made out of money, you know. ;)

Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Holidays!!


We had a great day!! I hope you had one as wonderful! We're always so blessed!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Public Service Announcement

Just 10 more days till my birthday!!! Are YOU ready? hehehehe I do have a wish list at Amazon. Just do a search on my name. hehehe I think that if there are still things on my wish list after my birthday, I'm going to buy them myself.....Happy Birthday to me!!!! :-D

Sunday, December 10, 2006


Cyndi sent me this:

A study conducted by UCLA's Department of Psychiatry has revealed that the kind of face a woman finds attractive on a man can differ depending on where she is in her menstrual cycle.

For example, if she is ovulating, most women are attracted to a man with rugged and masculine features.

If she is menstruating or menopausal, she tends to be more attracted to a man with scissors lodged in his temple and duct tape over his mouth while he is on fire.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Santa Claus is coming to Town

Yesterday was my dad's work Christmas party. He always plays the big guy in the red suit. S was on to him. LOL First thing she said was, "that's Poppa!" and she wouldn't go near him. So I told her that Poppa was one of Santa's special helpers. She still didn't buy it though. LOL She didn't want to sit on his lap or anything. I finally convinced her to give him a nose-kissy just about the time he was leaving. She even smiled and posed for a pic! Woohoo!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Black Friday

Anyone planning on heading out tomorrow? I looked through the ads and didn't really see anything I couldn't live without. I'm sure Craig and my dad will head out to Sears, it's their annual tradition.

Okay, so I lied

Today is not only Thanksgiving, but it's my Grandma's birthday, so.........

Happy Birthday, Grammy!

Monday, November 13, 2006

We're done

We're done....for a while anyway. ;) Birthday season has slowed WAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY down. But, on that note, only about 6 more shopping weeks till my birthday! ha!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Ha! Just when you thought we were done....

Happy Birthday to my oldest Princess!!!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

But wait....there's more!

Happy Birthday to my hunka, hunka, burning love!!!

I love you, Craig!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

More Birthdays....

Yep, it's here....birthday season. Phew! Anyway, today is one of my best buddies' birthday.


Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Haunting!

I guess before I should be thinking about Christmas, I should say...


Sunday, October 22, 2006


I really need to get my rear in gear and get organized for Christmas. I know its going to come up a lot faster than I'll be ready for. lol ;) Does anyone have any good tips for getting organized?

Monday, October 16, 2006


I just want to say thanks to Cyndi. She's helped me out with some computer stuff!! *smooches*

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my youngest Princess!!!!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Ugly Betty

I didn't see it on Thursday night. On Friday I heard how funny it was, etc. etc. So guess what? I caught it on abc family channel. Um, I didn't find it too amusing. The best part of the show was her self confidence. I don't see why it's funny to be talking about someone behind their backs and not accepting them just because they're not model quality. Maybe because I've always been the ugly duckling but without her self confidence, I dunno. Anyway, it won't be making my Thursday night lineup, which is ok, because there's enough other good shows on on Thursday!

Friday, September 29, 2006

I'm getting old

I had to adjust the display properties on the laptop. I'm tired of trying to read itty bitty type. LOL Of course now each letter is humongous!!

Birthday Season

So S and I went to Walmart and ordered her a cupcake cake for her class party. Have you seen these? They're really cool! S chose Barbie & the 12 Dancing Princesses. I'll take a pic after I pick it up.


I won a movie ticket from Blingo and Cyndi won one too because she referred me! Woohoo!!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Lesson of the Day

Check your bank accounts online daily.

I am missing $563.75 from my account for point of sale purchases in Tokyo. Hmmm, guess what? I've never frickin been to Tokyo and honestly don't really care to. I can't call the bank for another 2 hours. Now to find out which website the asswipes got my number from.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Craig came home with these for me last night. They're awesome! I use them with my Dell DJ. I made a playlist with all the Christmas music from the Disney parks. I LOVE IT!


Wow, I love watching "The Biggest Loser" I'm so motivated after watching that show. I wish it was on every night, I'd be a heck of a lot more motivated to get this darn weight off.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

What a Deal!

Guess what I got today? This with this bag all for $55! The individual retail is: $89.99 for the handle & alphabet and the bag $29.99 for a total of $119.98. So yeah, yay me!!

Friday, September 15, 2006

I'm Not Really That Old.....Am I??

I had to help out in K's band class for their fund raiser this morning. Being in a band room listening to class brought back a flood of memories that seemed just like yesterday but yet a long time ago (well, it was a long time ago lol) But anyway, walking down the hall signing out on the volunteer list was weird. I left and felt like I was skipping school. lol Just felt so weird cause in my mind I'm still in my early 20's, not pushing 35!!! LOL

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Fall is in the Air

Wow, we got some rain today. What a nice change of pace. I'm also sitting here in pajama pants. I wear pants to work but other than that, it's shorts, shorts, shorts! It's been months since non-work pants were on my legs. LOL!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

What a difference

So I'm watching the Oprah show I DVR'd yesterday. It was a repeat. I remember Leslie talking about it before. It was the show about the bra fitting and jean fitting. Some of the ladies they showed really looked awesome once they got the new bras, but some of them that said they were D cup or E cup looked to me to be about an A. Even Oprah asked the one girl about really being a D ;) Anyway, I need to go in and get a bra fitting. I've never had one. I think I'm wearing the right size, but I'd like to know for sure.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Just Call Me Heloise

Saw these on a board I'm on:

Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set
heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy
micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all
broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing
thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just
throw bag away when done easy clean up.

Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with
your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost
more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar/calories
per serving.

Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place
them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the
food moist and help it reheat faster.

Newspaper weeds away
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet
newspapers: put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover
with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening
plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

Broken Glass
Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken glass pieces of glass -
the fibers catch ones you can't see!

No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your plants with
cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels
won't come near it.

Easier thank you's
When you throw a bridal/baby shower, buy a pack of thank you cards for
the guest of honor. During the party, pass out the envelopes and have
everyone put their address on one. When the bride/new mom sends the thank you's,
they're all addressed!

If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture inside
the handle bar before placing the grips on. If the bike is stolen and later
recovered, remove the grip and there is your proof who owns the bike.

Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an
empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent
or flattened to get in narrow openings.

Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a
clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when
wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and - voila - static is gone.

Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it with
hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry the cup. Next, add your
ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right

Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the
glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better
than a cloth!

Reopening envelope
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include
something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or
two. Voila! It unseals easily.

Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than
shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way
to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in
your hair...

Good-bye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2" with
Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dishwashing liquid, mix well. You will
find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it
"home," & can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, esp. if
it rains, but it works & you don't have the worry about pets or small
children being harmed!

Take baby powder to the beach
Keep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. When you're ready
to leave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with the powder and the sand
will slide right off

Monday, September 11, 2006


Wow! I was watching some of the 9-11 remembrance coverage. I then noticed I was getting really anxious. I finally had to turn the channel. I was feeling really edgy, etc. I didn't even have anyone directly involved. My uncle was supposed to fly to NY on 9-10 for a meeting at the WTC. For whatever reason, he didn't go. Thank God! My cousin has served in Iraq, my BIL is still in Afghanistan and one of my closest friend's husband has served 3 tours in Iraq already. When is this insanity going to stop????

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Disney Geek

You all know what a Disney geek I am. Look here: Magical Mountain WDW Recipes and Recipes from WDW Yehaw! I can't wait to try some of these.


Time flies! I'm not necessarily having fun though. hehehe

Let's see:

I helped at my Dad's car club's car show;

Sent K off to her first day of 6th grade;

Sent S off to her first day of preschool;

Worked a butt-ton of hours;

First day of dance classes;

Shopping for the required, not on the school supply list, items

Shopping for PE shoes cause they have to be new as to not marr the old gym floor

Cutting out the pattern for a Princess Aurora costume

I had all these grand ideas for yesterday considering it's my one day off a week. Well, guess what I did? Yep, that's right.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Where is my money tree again?

Oooooh, Gymboree is having a Labor Day Sale with 20% off, plus it's Gymbuck Earning time!!! Who was supposed to water the money tree? It's dying in the back yard!! LOL

A Day Late

I feel like I'm always running a day behind LOL Today is my busy day at work, I need to go to Walmart and get last minute school supplies, food to make one of those recipes I posted yesterday and then we havea Stephanie's Meet Your Teacher BBQ tonight. Hmmm, hope I can get it all done! LOL

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Eric!!

3x Thursday

3x Thursday: 08/31/y2k+6: Activities

1. What's your favorite thing to do? Spend time with the family at Disney (well, anyplace actually ;) ) Why? Cause I them!

2. What do you do when you're bored? Ha! Who has time to be bored?

3. What do you do when you're lonley? Go online and talk to friends

Bonus Question for Comments: What's your favorite genre of book to read? Why? Romance/Mysteries 

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Happy Anniversary!!!

Happy Anniversary, Cyndi and Eric!!!

Fall TV

What is the show you are most looking forward to coming back this fall?  I love The O.C.  I'm also looking forward to the season premiere of The Biggest Loser along with Grey's Anatomy , Desperate Housewives , and House .

Here are some House-isms.  I love that show!

“I always say if you’re going to get shot, do it in a hospital.”

“Gotta hand it to Foreman, though. He knew you were a suck up and I don’t give a crap. He successfully exploited us both.”

“Why do you wanna sleep on a couch anyway? You got money. At least until the divorce is finalized.”

Cameron – “Could pain medication cause an orgasm?”
House – “I wish.”

Here's another

Last one I'll post LOL  I forgot about Lemon Bars!  They're one of my favorites!

Lemon Squares
by Michelle Jones

These delicious bars are perfect for summer and any time of the year, but especially for anyone who likes a tangy lemon flavoring. Add a light dusting of powdered sugar on top and watch how fast they disappear!

* * *


1 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 c. butter

1/4 c. granulated sugar or powdered sugar

Beat butter and sugar together until fluffy, then stir in flour until blended well. Press dough into greased 8x8 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.


2 eggs, beaten

3/4 c. granulated sugar

2-3 T. lemon juice

Dash of grated lemon rind

2 T. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

Beat filling ingredients together until smooth, then spread on top of warm crust. Return to 350 degree oven and bake for another 25-30 minutes until edges begin to turn a golden brown.

Cool. Dust with powdered sugar and cut into squares.


Just realized those Kit Kat Bars have peanut butter in them. Maybe not such a good idea. Oh well, the Oreos look fun! :-D

Kit Kat Bars

These sound yummy too!

Kit Kat Bars

Kit Kat® Bars
Submitted by: Dee
"These bars are similar to the Kit Kat® candy bar."
Original recipe yield: 2 dozen.

12 (change)


* 80 buttery round crackers
* 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
* 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
* 1 cup white sugar
* 3/4 cup butter
* 1/3 cup milk
* 1 cup butterscotch chips
* 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
* 3/4 cup peanut butter


1. Put graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, white sugar, butter and milk into a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes.
2. Put a layer of buttery round crackers in a 9x13 inch pan and pour 1/2 of the graham cracker crumb mixture over it. Put another layer of crackers and pour the remaining mixture. Add last row of crackers.
3. To Make Topping: Melt over low heat the butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, and peanut butter. Melt at low heat and spread over the top.


These sound good and I bet the kids would love them!!

Oreo Party Pops

Oreo® Party Pops


20 popsicle or lollipop sticks
20 Oreo Double Stuff® cookies
1 12-ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 T. vegetable oil
Chopped nuts, colored sprinkles or miniature candies like M&M's® or Reeses Pieces®


* To form Oreo® Pops, insert popsicle sticks into the cream center of each cookie. Set aside.

* In a small saucepan over low heat, combine chocolate and oil until melted and smooth, stirring constantly.

* Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate, coating evenly. Place dipped cookies on waxed paper and decorate with chopped nuts, sprinkles or candies.

* Leave cookies on waxed paper until completely set, then wrap in plastic wrap and tie with a bow for gift-giving.

Makes 20 Oreo® Pops

Are You More...

Are you more...

01) A fan of Michael Keaton in Batman or a fan of Michael Keaton in Johnny Dangerously? Don't think I've seen JD so I'll go with Batman
02) Gol-durn tootin' fer sure not to swear even when you could or god-damned well going to swear when appropriate, for fuck's sake? Try not to
03) The bug or the windshield? Windshield
04) Likely to shed a tear at a sad movie or likely to shed a tear at a sad song? Both!  LOL
05) Boris Badinov or Rocky the Flying Squirrel? Rocky
06) A blistering hot, cloudless day or a rainy, overcast, coolish day? Overcast, coolish
07) Likely to go out for haute cuisine or likely to go out for diner food? Diner food!
08) Always ready to expand your paradigm at a moment's notice or cozily mired in the way things are and you want them to STAY that way? Stay
09) Likely to eat a salad that you aren't sure what's all in it or likely to eat a grilled tofu substitute for a meat you like? Grilled Tofu
10) Saucy or bland? Saucy!!

Big Brother

Anyone watching Big Brother? Sunday nights episode with Will and the camera were cracking us up! Who do you think will ultimately win?? Janelle drives me nuts, but she's a damn good player! I can't believe Will and Boogie have pulled off what they have so far. I mean, someone's gotta take them down at some point. If not they damn well deserve to win the game!


Don't you hate it when you're in the shower and you can't remember if you've already put the conditioner in your hair or not?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


So when we go to the Back to School BBQ/Meet Your Teacher night, we have to bring a dessert. I thought of Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I don't want to be booooooorrrrrrrrring. Anyone have any grand ideas for something easy but not boring like CCC?

So Blonde

I had a great post earlier that I thought about coming to put here. Think I could think of it now? Of course not. I'm blaming it on my blondeness! LOL

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my bestest bud, Cyndi!!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Up in a puff of smoke

Tonight I was cleaning. Ok, get up off the floor now, I didn't mean to surprise you. ;) For some reason Kaelyn's school lunch bag was on the table. I picked it up and it was heavy. I know I told her a LONG time ago to empty it. You know where this is going, don't you?

I took out the ice things and took out the Tupperware sandwich box, opened it up and POOF in my face was a cloud of green smoke. BLECH! There was a full sandwich in there.

Stephanie later asked if Kaelyn put something hot in there because of the "steam" that came out. LOL You'll all be happy to know that the sandwich, Tupperware and all, is in the outside garbage can.


Well fiddle fart. I had links over there ----> and since I changed the "template" I lost the links. *sigh*

Wish I Was Independently Wealthy

Just had the worst shift at work. UGH!!! I need to be scheduled for said shift more often and things need to quit changing so often.

Interior Decorating

I need something fun to redecorate this blog. Let me know if you have any ideas!! I like blue, but this is booooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiingg. LOL

Here I am to save the day!!

OK, maybe I can't save the day, per se, but I'm back and decided to start blogging again. Yay!!