Blogs my Friend, Suzanne Should Visit

Now I could have just emailed this to her, but if I did all of my other friends that have a wicked demented sense of humor would be left out.  🙂

Lets begin by visiting Cake Wrecks.  I got a particularly good chuckle out of the cakes made for schools.

Our next blog stop will be Regretsy .  A place that proves not everything handmade should be sold.

Then on to Mommy Wants Vodka. The first two words I saw on this blog were Aunt Becky and Amelia. So I had to send it to Suzanne.

Then lastly a quick stop at the People of Wal-Mart. I won’t lie I half expect a picture of me to pop up here. I’ve been known to go at 5 am before make-up. I periodically check to make sure it hasn’t, but also for a good chuckle. My favorite was still the lady in the bright yellow dress with smiley underwear showing through.

Hope these made you smile as much as they made me. BTW I have strep and feel as if my whole body is shutting down functions. So a laugh is a good thing. 🙂 Have a nice weekend.


My Son’s Cross

My youngest wears a cross necklace all the time.  It’s very cool, made of nails.  He informed me the other night that he wears it to protect him from zombies and it doubles as a prayer amplifier. 

Oh and it also says he’s a Christian, he added sheepishly.  🙂

I’m a Boring Cook

I am a very basic, comfort food cook.  There are some things I make really well.  My soups rock!  I make a great lasagna.  My family loves my cheeseburger casserole and my chicken and noodles.

There you go that’s about it.  I’m not allowed to make tacos or anything too ethnic.  I live with a child that is VERY particular about his food.  My husband also has high cholesterol, so I watch that. 

Now if I’m really truthful this is where I admit that the last 6 months we have probably eaten out more than in.  I’m not proud of that, but I was basically working two full-time jobs.  However I am not doing that any longer.  I also cleaned off my table so that we can now eat there again. 

In the mail today I got my new issue of Clean Eating.  I started flipping through it and was very pleased with the articles this month.  I really like the Multiply Your Meals, $10 Family Dinners Fast, and the 14 Day Meal Plan.  I won’t lie my youngest probably won’t eat any of it.  I’m still going to try.  The Sesame Garlic Chicken recipe looks wonderful as does the Crustless Italian Quiché. 

I was drawn to the Moroccan Buffalo and Chickpea Chili until I realized they meant REAL buffalo not buffalo chicken.  I don’t think I’m ready to try that.  Now there is also some awesome pizza recipes.  That is an easy one to modify for E.  I just make his cheese, cheese, and only cheese.

Hmmm…I will try something this weekend and let you know how it goes.

Miley Cyrus’ Clothing Line at Wal-Mart

I live half a mile from a Wal-Mart.  So I end up there a lot.  A while ago they remodeled, because they got the new Miley Cyrus Clothing line.  I am struck ever time I see it by how ugly it is.  Everything is 1980’s and Flashdance ripped.  I can’t imagine that it sells.  I always thought the Mary-Kate and Ashley stuff was kind of cute, but this stuff is just not attractive.  The material looks cheap and just nasty.  

I grew up in the 80’s and wore a lot of this stuff the first time.  It seemed cuter then.

A Blizzard Really? No, Really?

Today we had a blizzard….again.  I am so sick of snow and cold and ice and snow and cold and ice.  Ok you get the picture. 

It was pretty in December for Christmas, but now that we have had 6, count them…6 snow days, it’s not pretty anymore.  We are going to school until the end of June.  Crud! 

I will say though at least we had school today.  Lots of the surrounding districts closed, but not ours!  Yeah!  We went and we stayed the whole day.  Around 10 I started thinking an early out would be nice, but it didn’t happen.  Although it did for my boys.  They loved being home alone for a few hours.

Sadly after my husband was laid off from Nationwide last year, he reinvented himself.  He drives a truck now.  He’s driving in this blizzard.  In fact he has driven in in every weather system we have had this year.  He called a few minutes ago to say that he is currently going 3 mph.  Great!  My gray hairs are showing up faster than that!

My Mom

Last week was my mother’s 69th birthday.  I was just reminded from another blog what a gift it is to have my mother still with me.  You see she is a cancer survivor 4 times over.  She has been cancer free 4 for the last 11 years. 

My mom is an amazing woman.  She is probably the strongest person that I have ever met. 

Things I Love About My Mommy

1.  She loves me no matter what I do.

2.  She is smart.

3.  Her cooking 🙂

4.  She tells it like it is, even when it hurts.

5.  Her independence.

6.  Her creativity. 

7. Her ability to forgive.

8.  Her expectations.  She always expects more of me and is ruthless.

9.  She is my friend.

10.  She doesn’t give up.  She  is always there for her children.

I am blessed with my mom.

I Could Have Written This

I ran across this blog post this morning.  It reminded me that I need to sit down with Todd this weekend and redo our budget.  Last year at this time we went through the Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class.  It was helpful, but didn’t cure us.  I think your budget is lot like your diet.  You have to pay an enormous amount of attention to it if you are naturally a spender/eater.  Yet another goal for the year (as is losing 20 pounds.  Course making 2 kinds of cookies this morning isn’t helping, but they are good!)

Ice, Ice Baby!

So we had a very beautiful ice storm.  However as pretty as it was it caused havoc everywhere.  Yesterday many of our schools were without power so we had another day without school.  This week we have had school twice.  Good grief. 

This morning I look out my front window and I have a huge limb from one of our trees hang limply broken from the trunk.  I haven’t been brave enough to look in the back yard yet.

At my mom’s house last night we were pulling off ice from her siding.  Her entire house was completely sealed in ice.  We actually went for dinner, but heard the boys making some strange noises outside.  When we went out her deck was completely covered in ice chunks.  I looked like someone had dumped 10 big bags of ice on her deck.  They were having a good time, and so we joined them.  We had a contest to see who could pull off the biggest piece without breaking it.  Then we would karate chop it.  It was hysterical.  When we finished we swept her deck and had a foot and half of ice chunks that we were standing in.  I have NEVER seen anything like this. 

I’m a bit sad about my tree though.  Now I am off to deal with crazy 2nd graders!  I will try to get some pictures posted later.