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Bazinga!

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Did I scare you? I am baaaaack! I was gone on a very long, difficult hiatus. Maybe not difficult, but I had a lot of crap going on, man. Let me bring you up to speed on what has been happening while I have been away….

– We were gone long days around Christmas visiting just about every family member we have.

Imageย  (fyi- that is not my family above, if you were curious. We don’t wear weird cones on our heads while eating.)

– ย A very close family member of mine had what was to be “routine” surgery and it basically turned into everything but routine. Which he is still having difficulty with to this day. The hospital can be a very bad place. I believe the only way I will ever be admitted to one is NOT because of a surgery I decide I want, but because of one I HAVE to have.

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– I was planning what was to be, “the birthday party of a lifetime”, for my 6 year old daughter. The reason I say lifetime is because I am pretty sure she won’t get another birthday party like that for the rest of the time she is living with us. It wore me out! 50’s Pink Ladies Birthday Party with more decorations than I have ever done before. It was great, everyone showed up, the kids didn’t like my plans…they enjoyed jumping on Sienna’s “trampoline” in her room (AKA- her bed). I tried….I have pictures, and hopefully it was enjoyed by all. Sienna can’t ever deny we didn’t ever give her a big party. I have witnesses!

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ย Just to name a few more things…

-I have been a busy bee studying, and will be taking my PT test soon! Woohoo ๐Ÿ™‚

– I am planning a wedding here, people! Can’t wait!!

There are several other things that have made me have a super busy life lately, like most other people.

Sorry, I was away for so long. I intend on doing a better job now. I may not be posting every day, but certainly a heck of a lot better than I have been doing. Maybe a few times a week, so get ready!

And Happy Day after Tax Day!

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The statue of liberty tax people have a few months off now. ๐Ÿ™‚

Holy Halloween Batman!

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The official day is upon us!!

Everyone has been gearing up for this day, and now it’s finally here. I know this weekend was filled with Halloween parties, pumpkin patches, trunk or treats and all kinds of fun festive stuff. Facebook is covered in party pictures, and profile pictures are being changed left and right to show off fabulous costumes. I am pretty impressed this year with some of the costumes I have seen. Some people got all snazzed up, others just got as naked as possible. Someone on my Facebook made the comment…A lot of girls are making their daddy’s proud this weekend! Haha- So very true!

Tonight is the important trick or treat time. This is how our trick or treating will go…

6:30- Leave the house and start traveling down the street, ringing door bells.

6:35- My youngest will pass off her trick or treat bag because it’s already getting too heavy for her.

6:45- All of a sudden water will be needed as if they are about to die of dehydration.

6:55- Their bags are already full. Is it time to be done now MOMMY?

7:00- Back to our house…trick or treating -DONE!

I am not sure if I should think my kids are somewhat lazy, or they are just excited about having more than a few pieces of candy in their possession. (We never keep much candy in the house) I guess I should be happy they don’t want to keep me out for hours. I just feel like perfectly good costumes aren’t being used like they should be. I think next year, I will have them start wearing their costumes at the beginning of October when we go to Target, the Mall, Publix, and out to eat, then I will feel like we got our monies worth. Just watch, they will probably hate their costumes before Halloween gets there!

All I know is, we played it a little different back in the day.

This sign would have been laughed at…

Seriously?? People are mighty trusting nowadays with Trick or Treaters!

And this was your trick or treat bag…

A trash bag!

I’d say we were trick or treating for several hours. Get done in your own subdivision? Move on to the next one! Kids just don’t have the stamina these days!

Here is my costume this year (with my mister who decided to not even come close to matching me) He scared a small child on Saturday night at a party we went to. I think it made him feel proud of his outfit.

It’s a little blurry because my 10 yr old has issues with my iPhone camera.

I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A-

A thankful idea

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I had mentioned before that I like crafty ideas. I love Pinterest, but have to limit going to that website or I will stay on there for hours and hours.

This year, I wanted to do something a little different for Thanksgiving. As a lot of people do, before eating we would go around the table and say what we are thankful for. This year, I wanted to put a little more thought into it and have us say more of what we are thankful for. I came up with this..

A Thankful Vase

By using things around my house, I came up with this vase idea. For the next few weeks until Thanksgiving, every Wednesday each one of us has to write down 2 things we are thankful for. Roll it up and tie it, so no one will see it until Thanksgiving day. I just cut up some construction paper and cut balloon string to use for tying them up. My girls loved the idea and I can only imagine what my 5 yr old is going to be thankful for, seeing as how she has to think of a several things before Thanksgiving. It will be one more thing we will be taking to the woods with us. At that time, I will be thankful for my nice cozy bed I will be going home to!

Do you have any fun ideas for Thanksgiving?

Which one can’t you live without?

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Okay, I might have been a little sarcastic with the title of this post. Because I am talking about the ever so popular things that we find…

Which one is your favorite??

What I have caved into buying

  • Ped-Egg– works beautifully
  • Slap Chop– crying while cutting onions? no more!!
  • Ab-Circle– Hahahahaha! That was sent right back. Going in circles doesn’t give you super sized abs. Who would have thought!?!
  • Push up pro– not too shabby. But, nothing will make push-ups ever fun and enjoyable!
  • Snuggie– this was bought for me. Doesn’t everyone have to have one??
  • Smooth Away– make it to where you don’t have to shave or get laser hair removal, dang it- I fell for it. Now I use it as a play-doh smasher when I play with my girls.
ย Now, these just make me chuckle..
Spending $100’s on bras that make your boobs look natural?? Oh no, you want to go for the, I-wanna-poke-your-eye-out look.
Beware cosmetic dentists, you are going to lose so much business because of this. The lady went from looking like she has tobacco teeth to Ross Geller white instantly!
Ugliest house shoes ever!!
Now we are just being super lazy. Is it that hard to cut brownies after they cool off?
Modern day fanny pack. For all you “fanny lovers” out there, it’s time to upgrade!
And, my new favorite
Pajama Jeans!!!!
Why worry about having to change from bed to work?? They just took all the painful guess-work out of deciding what to wear in the morning. They even say on the commercial you will want to wear them EVERYDAY! Problem solved ๐Ÿ™‚
What is your favorite AS SEEN ON TV product?

My failed attempts at becoming Ms. Susie Homemaker

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Did this lady have too much coffee?? No, someone must be standing behind her with a gun, making her say those crazy words!

My failed attempts at becoming Ms. Susie Homemaker

*Before you judge, some of these things I am going to list, happened to me the first time I tried, “making house.” So, don’t go thinking I am completely homemaker challenged.

  • Did you happen to know the bottom drawer of a gas stove is not a drawer for pans? Growing up with an electric stove, I had no idea. It’s the broiler. My nice new pans met an awful fiery grave.
  • DO NOT, I repeat do not use Dishwashing Liquid in the dishwasher. See, they just confuse you with this one. They should just call it sink dish soap instead. Anyone could have made that mistake. RESULT: my kitchen turned into a bubble bath.
  • King size comforters cannot be washed in a normal size washer. Hey, the lady at the dry cleaners said it would be $35 to clean it. So, I stuffed and stuffed and then some flooding occurred. RESULT: I had an indoor pool for a day.
  • Did you know you can actually burn something in a crock pot? I made that happen, somehow. I call that, skill.
  • I blew up a microwave. All I am going to say is I put something in there that wasn’t supposed to go.
  • Vacuum cleaners despise me. I think I have broken 4 in the past 2 years. I am not quite sure, I have lost count.
  • Irons and steamers have it out for me. 2nd degree burns on my hands, arms, whatever they can get to. I haven’t figured out what I ever did to them to deserve this kind of treatment.
Don’t feel too sorry for me…I have improved over the years. My cooking has gotten considerably better, clothes get de-wrinkled from the dryer, I went back to ONLY electric appliances, I use my microwave for popcorn and to melt butter, that’s it. I have a lifetime supply of REAL dishwashing detergent, and to clean my comforter, I just give it a sponge bath. But, the vacuum cleaners are still winning. Curse those little suckers!

THIS is what I bought off of Ebay??

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Oh, the horror!

I felt just like Kyle looks.

With my upcoming travels this Christmas season, I decided it was time to look for some new luggage. About 8 years ago, I found an awesome deal on a luggage set on Ebay for a steal! So, of course I thought a few weeks ago to look on there again. If it wasn’t for the amazing staff at the airports that handle luggage, mine would have held up better. Anyway, it was time to shop for some more. I found this cute carry-on bag that was a perfect size, a lot of compartments (which always catches my eye), and it was different. (I am always looking for things that are different) The ONLY thing wrong with it was a couple of small stains on the inside. The condition stated: New with defects.

Okay, some small defects…I can handle that! It was a good price, great designer, so I started bidding. I won, I paid ASAP, then I waited 2 weeks for this sucker to arrive. I thought that was a bit long, but it’s not like I needed it right now, so no big deal. When the UPS guy left that nice little package on my door (It always feels like you are getting a gift, doesn’t it?) I was excited. I opened the door and found the most beat up box I had ever seen. It said fish and chips on the outside of it, and that’s about what it smelled like too. It was a little interesting trying to open the box because it was so beat up. But, I open it to find the bag I bought inside a garbage bag. A garbage bag?? Really?? This person had no other way of packing it? Some tissue paper, paper towels, toilet paper? I bet this was a used garbage bag too!

Then, I pull out the bag. Small defects my a**! ย Not only did it have about 3 inches of dust on it..no lie, but it smelled like mothballs and I started having a sneezing attack.

Great, I just paid for a bag that I’m allergic to.

Now this bag did have tags on it, but you know these kind of tags- the ones you can take off and put back on again. Yep, these were those. This bag could have very well been 20 yrs old. Or heck even worse, as old as me! I opened the bag and was further disappointed. One, two, three, four…..”small” stains as they called it. What a waste of money!! Ebay had never done me wrong before! I know, it wasn’t Ebay’s fault, it was that lovely seller that is about to be a 100% (feedback) seller NO MORE! I shall be the one that is going to bring that person down a few notches.

I know, there is risk that comes with buying online from other people who may or may not be shady. And I guess this seller who previously had 100% positive feedback, just decided to mess with me. Well, my dust-covered, fish & chips smelling bag is now residing in my garage. Yes, I bought it from a seller who doesn’t accept returns. I’m a loser. I learned a lesson.

So, does anybody want a cool carry-on bag that’s like new with only some small defects?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I think I have RBS!!

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RBS

We all know about RLS (restless leg syndrome), right? Well, I’m pretty sure that’s what I started with, then it became worse. I was the kid in school that no one wanted to sit in front of. I constantly moved my feet, which ended up kicking the back of their chair. My mom called it a nervous tic, others called it annoying. I didn’t know why, when my body stopped, my feet kept moving. I didn’t mind much because I thought, I was always burning calories, so it was a good thing. My feet could help me burn off those extra pieces of chocolate I was enjoying in class! Then, it started getting worse. I could only fall asleep at night if I moved my feet back and forth across the sheets. My restless legs were starting to cause a problem!!

Now, I believe the restlessness has taken over my whole body! RBS (restless body syndrome) as I call it. No, I am not a spaz, which I’m sure that’s what you were thinking. But I am the worst lazy person ever. I can’t remember the last time I could completely chill out for a day. You know when you can sit on the couch, watch tv, and just not move. Well, I can’t do that. It’s actually pretty sad. I am twitching my feet, reading a magazine, playing with my hair, checking my phone, etc. Part of my body always has to be moving. I get anxious if I am sitting still. The plus side, I could never be a couch potato. The negative, I can’t ever be a couch potato!

I suppose the only way I can ever sit still while watching tv, in a movie theater, in church, or sitting at the dinner table is if I have one of these on.

Don’t laugh! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It would have to be a full body one, so my feet would stop moving too. If this isn’t in the medical books somewhere, someone needs to add it ASAP! So, maybe sometime soon I can have a true lazy day!!

If only I could be like this…

LOL!!