Thursday, December 31

New Years Eve - That's a wrap!!!!

What did you do in 2009 that you haven't done since having a child?
Showered 2 days in a row







Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Okay... let's get something straight.  New Year's resolutions = setting myself up for failure. 
So, NO and NO.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes, the gophers that live on the hill behind my house.
Did anyone close to you die?
Yes, two goldfish and a butt ugly sucker fish.  Seriously, how long does a five year old cry over a "dead-fish"???
What countries did you visit?
None. I never leave the house.
What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?










What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
The time I showered two days in a row,
The time I slept through the night.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Living to see this day
What was your biggest failure?
Bahahahaha, not gonna answer that one.
Did you suffer illness or injury?
Broke my humerous in half last February, which is NOT so HUMOROUS at all.  Took 7 months to heal, 5 months of physio and a years worth of really good painkillers to use it again properly.










Whose behavior merited celebration?
Trinity's fundraising efforts for Breast Cancer
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Trinity's need to express that I am a JERK!!!  (LOL)
Where did most of your money go?
Bills ( Le sigh)
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Sleeping through the night, and yep...... showering two days in a row!!
What song will always remind you of 2009?
Kidz Bop version of  "Like Whoa" aka "rollercoaster ride"...
(will shoot myself if I EVER hear that song again!)
Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer?
Happier(pain killers),  way thinner (stress),  and much poorer, but don't really care about the money on account of the fact that I have good drugs, and i'm skinnier!!!
What do you wish you’d done more of?










What do you wish you’d done less of?
Listening to Kidz Bop CD's and watching Spongebob
How did you spend Christmas?
In a fog of sleep depravation with Trinity and her Dad.  Oh, and starting a fight with her Dad's brother during Christmas dinner. 
Did you fall in love in 2009?
LMAO..... Wooo, that's funny.
What was your favorite TV program?
Anything that didn't have Spongebob in it.
Do you hate anyone now that you did not hate this time last year?
Spongebob
What was the best book you read?
LOL.... a book?? Like, a real book; with chapters and everything???
What was your greatest musical discovery?
That the "Little People" actually made a Christmas CD









What did you want and get?
One word ~ Pyjama's....
What did you want and not get?
A wife
What was your favorite film of this year?
Anything that didn't have Spongebob in it.
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 41.  I can't remember what I did ~  OMG I seriously can't remember!!!
What would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?









AND










But, Seriously...
I had a great year, despite the ups and downs we all face.  I truly feel blessed everyday of my life for all that I have, all the wonderful friends and family who make everything worth while, and for the amazing young lady Trinity is growing into everyday. This year was filled with amazing experiences too numerous to mention. 
Life is good. 

Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year filled with laughter and love. 
I really do have some of the best followers, and I am so thankful for all the wonderful people I have met along the way!!!  Thank you for making my bloggy world so much fun.
And so, my friends, I leave you with this:

Every new year people make resolutions to change aspects of themselves they believe are negative. A majority of people revert back to how they were before and feel like failures.
This year I challenge you to a new resolution.
I challenge you to just be yourself.
~ Aisha Elderwyn

See ya all next year!!!!

Wednesday, December 30

The 12 Fails of Christmas

Thought I would take a few minutes to bring you all up to speed.
In keeping with the theme, "Things I would never do"
Here's my version of
Things we "didn't" do at Christmas

1) I never ate all the christmas cookies, then had to run to the corner store at 9:00 on Christmas eve to buy a pack of powdered donuts to leave for "Santa".  He did however, leave Trinity a note saying they were his favorite, so all was good.

2) I  never told Trinity that McDonald's was closed for the holidays.

3) I also never told Trinity that her new Hanna Montana Concert Stage (complete with songs, cheers from screaming girls, and flashing lights) ran out of batteries.  ~ Sorry Mama Connie, I needed a break.

4) In a mad rush to get ready for Christmas morning , I definately did NOT sweep the floor and then push it under the rug and couch until later in the day.

5) I did buy Trinity some of her favority candy treats for her stocking.  What I did NOT do on Christmas Eve was change my mind, and keep half of them for myself.  I also did not eat all of the "said candy" that night before I went to bed.

6)  I did not leave my Christmas shopping until the last minute, like all the other years before.

7) I did not leave a load of laundry in the washer for 4 days, only to wonder what that awful smell was on the 5th day.

8) I did not open a package of shortbread cookies from my stepmother, and then eat them ALL on the way home. 

9) I definately did not say something inappropriate and stupid during Christmas dinner, and inadvertenlty start world war 3, between members of Trinity's extended family. 

10)  I did not spend the rest of the night in tears because of saying something out of line to someone I care about.

11) I would never think about telling Trinity that Santa is coming in the morning to take all the toys back if she calls me a jerk one more time!!!

12) I most certainly would never, ever run out of batteries for the camera which would result in having only one picture taken Christmas morning.


Happy Holidays!!! ;)

Happy Holidays Everyone


OMG!!!! Worlds WORST blogger checking in, finally!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! 
Can't believe how much time has gone by since my last post.  I guess the Season took over and my blog was neglected.  Lots of "blogworthy" stuff to post. . . and can't wait to catch up with all of you.

Will post something new soon.
Missing all of you sooo much ♥

Michele

Sunday, December 13

Sunday Rerun

Here is an earlier post of mine... just had to share it one more time!!

A Child’s Mind

Eyes open wide
In wonderment
The children pressed against
The classroom window
I told them to sit down

John said, But Miss!
A star has fallen in our field
Ï saw no star

Till bending down to child height
There, in the grass
I glimpsed the dazzling light
A Star?

A piece of broken jam-jar
Catching the rays of a low January sun.
Educationally, it would have been sound
To follow up with a lesson
On how the glass reflects the sunlight

I couldn’t
To forty children
Who had just seen a star
- Author Unknown

Friday, December 11

I want pickles... and you're still a jerk!!!

Yes, it's true... I'm still a jerk!
What have I done to earn this coveted title, you may ask?
Well, let me tell you:

Imagine, if you will,  a mere 16 minutes after supper ~ (a supper Trinity refused to eat becuase I didn't make the broccolli like daddy does)  she decides that pickles would be good.  Why??
"Mommy, I"M STARVING"
Well, you should have eaten your supper then.
But MOMMY... I'm SOOOOOO hungry.  I could eat the whole earth!
The whole earth hey?
I WANT PICKLES!!! Puh-leez can I have some pickles???
No.










You're a JERK!! (screamed this in my ear, no less)
I know, you told me yesterday.  Now, go to your room.

She stomped upstairs like a teenager who couldn't go the mall!!
Stomp, stomp, stomp.  SLAM!
10 minutes later, she was asleep (in her clothes) .

The next morning. . . for breakfast?
I gave her pickles.












"You're a JERK!!! "  

Christmas light show

Somebody really, really loves Christmas!!!
There's a few vid's like this on the internet these days, this one blew me away!!

This is amazing !!

 

Thursday, December 10

Portable North Pole

This is amazing!  A personalized video from Santa!! 
How cool is that???

Enjoy
Portable North Pole

Wednesday, December 9

These boots are made for walkin'

It was a day.

I was called a "Jerk" by my sweet, loving, miracle baby, let's donate money to cancer, I hate Santa, can I haz cookies now, thoughtful, love of my life, angel I call Trinity.
A JERK ~ people!!!!!  
She called me a JERK ~ twice!!!
All I can say is I'm glad I did "not" eat all her candy.

Next up, we're running late, which "never" happens in our house ~ ever!  I frantically run out to start the car. Nothing.  Click, click, click.  It's only like -135 degrees celsius ( that's - 4000 for my american friends) I shouldn't have to plug it in, right??
After a mild panic attack. My only option was to (gasp) walk the block and a half to school ( uphill both ways, of course). Then, do the trek all over again 3 hours later.  Yes, I really do drive my car a block and a half to school.

~ Then, while layering up for the long hike, I decide it may be wise to wear something warmer than running shoes, so I quickly grab my winter boots out of the garage (where my car should be) .  Something felt funny under my big toe. No time to check... must get loving daughter to school.

Get home, check said boots, and what falls out (to my horror) ~ wait for it...... a giant, scrunched up, Spider!  NOT EVEN KIDDING! I mean, it was huge.  HUGE, I tell ya!!!


















Okay, maybe not big as a german shepard huge, but still.....

Note to self:  Next year, when pulling out a pair of smelly footwear,  check for dead gigantic insects.  Or better yet, plug in your dumb-ass car, and wear flip-flops all year round!!!


Tuesday, December 8

Canada ~ Come Naked













Now that Vancouver has won the chance to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, these are some questions people from all over the world are asking.

Believe it or not these questions about Canada were posted on an International Tourism Website.
Obviously the answers are a joke ( or are they??? ) , but the questions were really asked!

Q: I have never seen it warm on Canadian TV, so how do the plants grow? ( England )
A. We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around and watch them die.













Q: Will I be able to see Polar Bears in the street? ( USA )
A: Depends on how much you've been drinking..

Q: I want to walk from Vancouver to Toronto - can I follow the Railroad tracks?(Sweden)
A: Sure, it's only Four thousand miles, take lots of water.









Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Canada ? (Sweden )
A: So it's true what they say about Swedes.








Q: Are there any ATM's (cash machines) in Canada ? Can you send me a list of them in Toronto , Vancouver , Edmonton and Halifax ? ( England )
A: No, but you'd better bring a few extra furs for trading purposes.

Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Canada ? ( USA )
A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe, Ca-na-da is that big country to your North...oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Calgary Come naked.

Q: Which direction is North in Canada ? ( USA )
A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions.









Q: Can I bring cutlery into Canada ? ( England )
A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? ( USA )
A: Aus-t ri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is...oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Vancouver and in Calgary , straight after the hippo races. Come naked.

Q: Do you have perfume in Canada ? ( Germany )
A: No, WE don't stink..








Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Where can I sell it in Canada ? ( USA )
A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.









Q: Can you tell me the regions in British Columbia where the female population is smaller than the male population? (Italy )
A: Yes, gay nightclubs.

Q: Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada ? ( USA )
A: Only at Thanksgiving.

Q: Are there supermarkets in Toronto and is milk available all year round? ( Germany )
A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of Vegan hunter/gathers. Milk is illegal.










Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Canada , but I forget its name. It's a kind of big horse with horns. ( USA )
A: It's called a Moose. They are tall and very violent, eating the brains of anyone walking close to them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.



(Yes, this is a regular sized, single car dirt road.
Yes, they are that big!!)






Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA )
A: Yes, but you will have to learn it first.

Monday, December 7

Not Me Monday

Okay... I just stumbled across this fantastic Meme. I don't normally do these, but I think this one is a keeper. If you decide to play along, let me know. . . I wanna laugh at your expense too!!


Over at MckMama (go there now, I'll wait)  she is the creator of Not Me Mondays. This is where we get to share all the things we would "NEVER" do, or didn't do.  It's hysterically funny! So, I thought I would give it a go, and air some dirty laundry ... (in case any of you thought I was perfect) !!! HA
All you have to do to play is visit her site, grab the button, and add your name to the Mcklinky list.

1.)  I did "not" eat all of Trinity's lick-a-stick candys last night while blogging, and then tell her this morning they must have fallen out of the bag on the way home.

2.) I did "not" let her eat a candy cane for breakfast last week, because I had a headache and could not get out of bed right away.

3.) I would  "not" sleep in my pjyama's, then wear them all day for two days in a row. That's just disgusting, I would "never" do such a thing. I have my pride.

4.) I did "not" pull a sweater for Trinity from the dirty laundry pile, sniff it, check for pieces of food, then tell her it was from the clean pile.

5.)  I would "never" forget about garbage day for two weeks in a row, and then have 6 bags piling up in my garage.

6.)  I would "never" let my child eat a bowl of cereal on the floor without a spoon, simply because she has morphed into CottonTail the bunny.

7.) I would "never" tell Trinity that I will SHAVE HER HEAD BALD if she freaks out one more time over her hair in the morning.

8.) And I certainly did "not" procrastinate all weekend about laundry, cleaning bathrooms, and the like. I am a "get-'er-done kinda girl. My house is totally spotless, all the time. And I always know where everything is.

There ya have it.  Oh, there's more, but I do "not" anticipate being anything less than perfect this week, so I'm gonna save the rest for later ;)

Flashback

Just a little something I wanted to share.
You might remember this summer I had a garage sale.  A few friends got together and hosted one at my place as a fundraiser for breast cancer.  We also had a bake sale at the same time. My friend, her sister, and mother KNOCKED themselves out baking for this special event. It was a huge success.

Trinity wanted to do a lemonade stand, and cookies. So, we baked some butterfly cookies and sold lemonade that day as well. Long story short, she decided to donate all of her money ($25) to the "sore boobies" as well. Word got around, and people starting matching her donation. It was called "Trinity's Lemonade Challenge"
 She raised just over $500 for breast cancer. It was overwhelming. The local paper got wind of this, and did a story on her.  You can read it HERE .

The story ran, but they didn't have room for the pictures that they took, which disappointed Trinity terribly. The journalist who wrote the story was kind enough to send me copies of the pics. So, thought I would share them with you. 
































(photos courtesy Covy Moore, City View)

Sunday, December 6

Milk Meltdown

Trinity and I had a complete meltdown last night. 
Yes, both of us. (but SHE totally started it!!!)

It's close to bedtime, we need milk.
The car is covered in snow from last nights storm. The wind is still blowing, it's bitter and cold. And for the love of all things warm and sunny, the stupid windows need brushing off .
This, my friends, I hate doing more than any other thing in this world ~ seriously. I will actually sit in my car and WAIT for the ice to melt, rather than forcing myself back out to spend the 2.5 seconds it takes to scrape ... but, I digress.

Before I go further, some background :  if you ever met my daughter you would notice one thing right away ~ SHE NEVER STOPS TALKING!!!! ~ ever! Has to verbalize EVERY SINGLE THOUGHT IN HER HEAD. She is amazingly sweet, smart, and funny; and I do love listening to her ideas and thoughts, but there are limits, like; while I'm showering, or taking a pee, or scraping windows in the bitter cold.

But alas, as soon as I got out of the car, she opens her door and starts asking me a question.  I'm already pissed off about the window thing, and the blowing snow, and a million other things about the day... this sends me over the edge.
And off she goes a rambling ...

"Mommy....?"
Not right now. Close the door.
"MOMMY?. . .  MOMMY???  I really NEED to tell you something.  Can you go and ...."
It's gonna have to wait Trinity.  Close the car door.  I'll be right there.
"... get Sadie for me... she's all alone in my room."








I cant hear you right now, the wind is too loud. Close the door. It's gonna have to wait! (OMG, she seriously just asked me to go get her doll ...)
". . . but, MOMMY??? "
Cant hear you! Close the door.  ( not listening... la, la, la, la)
"(sharply now)MOMMY! .... Seriously, I really need her. She is all alone in my room. (insert whiny voice here) I can hear her crying for me. Listen, did you hear that?? That was her, it really, really was. She needs me.  Puh - LEEEZ can you just go and ...."
(yelling) TRINITY, ARE YOU ON FIRE?
"no."
ARE YOU BLEEDING?
"no"
THEN CLOSE THE CAR DOOR!!! ( did I just say that 3 octaves higher than my natural voice??)

All I can hear now is muffled screams, and endless kicking. I know she is kicking because the car is shaking. At this point, I'm not sure what happened inside my brain, but my left eye started to twitch (always the left eye ~ weird) I don't know about the rest of you, but have you ever become INSTANTLY FURIOUS??

I got back in the car, and tried to hold on to what little control of my emotions I had left.  She was still screaming for Sadie. For a quick second I thought about going back in, getting the damn thing, lighting in on fire, and stuffing it in a snowbank  bringing her down just to stop the screaming. Instead, I did the unthinkable:
I told her ~ NO!  (Oh, imagine the horror )
That was it, just flat out  "NO".  Ususally, I give her an explanation, let her know I understand how she feels, but I couldn't do it this time.
Then it was my turn to freak out!! I demanded her to stop screaming (which was totally insane because I was screaming louder than her), or I was calling Santa as soon as we got home!!!

"Go ahead, do it.  Santa's dumb anyway.  You don't even know his number!!!! Besides, he'll just go to Daddy's house instead.  SO THERE"

At this point (and I'll spare you the details) I actually began to argue with a 5 year old as to whether or not I could get ahold of Santa. I don't know who sounded more stupid .
She screamed louder, she kicked, she whined, she threw out stuff like, "you're not my mommy anymore", "I hate milk, " I hate Santa, "I hate Christmas", "I'm going to go live with daddy" (can we drop you off now?) , "Baby Sadie doesn't like you anymore" ( mutual)  " I'm NEVER talking to you again" (that sounds kinda nice),
. . . and my personal favorite "you're STUPID"
Now, I've been called alot of things in my 40 some odd years, but that did it for me. I instantly cranked up the music to drown out her temper tantrum, and the voices in my head telling me to dispose of baby Sadie, drove to the store, got milk, and came home; all without saying a word.
She never stopped screaming and kicking the entire time!!
Then, I march her upstairs, point to her pjama's and say (freakishly slow)

"Put... them... on, now"
"Mommy? "
Uh-huh?
"I love you to the sun and the moon and back"
"I love you too. Put on your pyjama's/"
"Mommy? "
"Yes?"
"Are you mad?"
No, I'm very disappointed in your behaviour. (Yes, I'm freakin mad. Of course I'm freakin' mad.  I don't ever remember being this freakin mad. In fact, there's a good chance I might never be THIS freakin mad again.)
"You look really mad."
I'm not.
"Then why are you talking so weird?"
We'll discuss it in the morning.
"Are you sure you're not mad?"
Yes.
"Um..., Mommy???" 
(sigh) Yes??
" Well, if you're not mad anymore, can I have my milk and cookies now?"
and then she gave me this face








You're kidding right?

Saturday, December 5

A Lovely little snow day!!1

There is one crazy ass storm blowing through my little corner of the world.
In the words of a  5 yr old classmate of Trinity's today
"I haven't seen a blizzard like this in YEARS !!!"
Your Weather: Isn't this weather lovely? - The Weather Network

Seriously though, the wind is gusting so hard, it's shaking the house.
Call me weird, but I love it! I love any kind of "severe" weather. 
Funny thing is, I live in southern Alberta ~ which means in a couple of days
one our famous chinooks will blow in, and we'll all be running around in t-shirts !!! 
Hopefully the storm will end soon, or I fear the whole city will be buried in the stuff by morning. 
And I simply do not have enough Hot chocolate and Bailey's to last until someone could dig me out!!! (ya know, the important stuff to have on hand during any crisis) LOL


A Mom Moment

This post is for all the wonderful "MOMS" out there.  You know who you are !!!!
I recieved an email today from a dear friend, and one of the best mom's I know. Thought I would pass it along.  Thank you, Lisa D.  I "heart" you... 

MOTHERS
Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils
Are probably in the sandbox.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors,
Filthy ovens and happy kids.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough
Doesn't come out of carpets.


Real Mothers don't want to know what
The vacuum just sucked up.

Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?'
And get their answer when a little voice says, 'Because I love you best.'

Real Mothers know that a child's growth
Is not measured by height or years or grades.....
It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Grandma...

The Images of Mother
4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit!
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

Thursday, December 3

Inconsistency. Is there an Award for that??

Seriously people, it's getting a little frustrating how life just keeps cutting into my blogging time!

Some kind of weird creative block is taking over my brain.  I DONT LIKE IT ONE BIT!!
I'm sitting here, fingers on the keyboard and then........ NOTHING.  I got nuthin'
Well, I shouldn't say, "nothing".  Lots has been going on that would make great posts, but I can't bring myself to sit and write about them in detail. 

Like, for instance; Good ole' S-A-M is up to his usual "kissy face" antics. They are getting married, but not until they're older ~ like, grade 2 or something.  Lord help me!

And then there was the trip to the Dollar Store (which was almost as funny as http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/, but I will save that for another day. 

Or, the fact that Trinity's list for Santa is now 4 pages long.  Everytime she sits down to watch TV, she gets out her pen and paper, and waits for the commercials; poised and ready to write.  Hysterical.

Or,  the time I checked my hope chest last weekend, found my baby book with a family tree filled out, and found out that my great, great grandmother's name was AMELIA! (still reeling from that one)

Or, tonight we had a bubble bath together and she farted in the tub.  We giggled at this, and continued playing for a couple of minutes when I noticed something floating in the water just below my left knee. At first, I just thought it was a piece of .... I don't know what.  So, I attempted to grab it with my FINGERS ~ WITH MY FINGERS, people!!!
I fished around, caught it, and began squashing it in an attempt to identify the UFO (unknown floating object).  Then ever so slowly my brain caught up with what was going on.  YUP, it was a little piece of "poop". I'll just leave it at that. 

So, suffice to say the material is there ~  Maybe I'll just stick to point form for now. 

But, despite my absence I did manage to win a couple of AWARDS  from a  fellow bloggers.
The first one is from Ali,  over at The Balancing Act of One Chic Mommy  .  If you haven't been to visit her yet, then you should go there right away.... I'll wait.  She is a wonderful lady, with a great style all her own.  I always look forward to her posts.  Thank you so much Ali for my award, and for thinking that my blog is "heartfelt".  How awsome is that???








I will make sure to pass this award along in tomorrow's post. 
There are so many blogs that I feel are heartfelt as well, it's gonna be tough only picking a few.

The next one is from another fellow bloggy friend that I absolutely adore.  Her name is Janie, and you can find her at  Life not Wasted or Lost .  She is an amazing woman, grandmother, art teacher, writer... the list goes on.  Her spirit, and love for her family is inspiring. If you get a chance, make sure to stop by and visit her. 
Thank you, Lisa.  I "heart" you too !!!

Friday, November 27

Thousand Word Thursday ( a day late )

Here's my "Thousand Word Thursday"...
one of my all time favorite pic's



Wednesday, November 25

Happy Thanksgiving


For all my very special, American  Bloggy Friends out there... I just want to wish you all the very Best Thanksgiving Ever!!


The turkeys are breathing easy tonight, up here in the Great White North....
Have a great day!!!
And for all my Canadian Bloggy Friends...
Happy Thursday!!!

Peanut Butter Cookies and Reincarnation

It was getting late.  Trinity was freshly bathed, in her Sponge-Bob
pyjama's, and I, in my Betty Boop's.
The bedtime snack is usually milk and cookies.  I absolutely love this part of the day, because it means that very soon, I will have the house to myself  some great snuggle time for her and I.
All is calm, all is peaceful.

She is making herself some chocolate milk, while I open the cookie jar to find, much to our horror, it's empty. Neither of us can remember who ate the last one, so we just stood there, giving each other the "suspicious eye".

Quick thinker that I am. . . I decide we have time to make a quick batch of peanut butter cookies before bed.  Nothing like warm, fresh, peanut butter cookies.  Now, before you go all  "Wow, Michele, you're so amazing" on me ~ Let me clarify. . .  I turn on the oven, rip open a package, then dump and stir.
I do not "make" anything.








Trinity loves to crack eggs; and she's pretty good at it.  So, there we were, cracking eggs, telling knock-knock jokes (oh, puh-leeez tell me when that phase will end? Or at least when they will start making sense!)  Then all of a sudden, right out of the blue,

"Momma, do you know what my favorite cookie to bake is? "
"No, Darlin.  What is your favorite?" ( and when the hell did you decide to start calling me "MOMMA") 
"Oatmeal Raisin"
"Oh, really... when did you make oatmeal raisin cookies?  ( WTF? you don't even like raisins!)
"Oh, ya know, when I was Rosa's mommy, we used to make them all the time."
"I'm sorry, when you were. . .  who?"  ( I'm sorry, when you were . . . who?)
"When I was a mommy before I came here:  This IS my third time, ya know."
"Oh, I didn't know that.  Three times, hey?"  ( Um.... this could be a good blog post)
"Yep, three times.  Did you know that when we die, we come back in someone else's tummy?"
"Oh, really?  Who told you that?"  (It better not be SAM !!!! )
"Nobody TOLD me, I just know.  Pfft, everybody knows that. Sometimes you get to stay in the same family, but sometimes you can switch"
"Oh, I see.  That's soo cool. "  (  Wha?? Why couldn't you have said,  SAM?)
"Yep.  Don't you remember?  Last time, I was your grandma, but you weren't you... you were Amelia."
"No sweetie, I"m sorry.  I don't remember being, Amelia.  But, I bet you were an awesome grandma."
"It's okay, it was a long time ago."


And that was that, and nothing more. 
We ate our peanut butter cookies, nice and warm. Washed them down with some milk, and now she is fast asleep. 
 I, however, am sitting here, still trying to get the hair on the back
of my neck to stop tingling.

Sunday, November 22

The Tooth

As promised, here is a quick pic of Trinity's missing tooth; for which she is soooo proud
~ and so am I (although, NOT  "new computer" kind of proud)


Also, I know how much we all hate the "comment verification" thing, but I
was getting alot of spammy stuff for viagra (of all things), had to change my
settings for a while.  Sorry everybody.
Side note to the spammers:  I do not have a penis, nor do I have access
to a penis, at the present time.
If my circumstances ever change, like, for example:  If I ever spontaneously
grow one, or have opportunity to come in direct contact with one, I will
contact YOU at that time.  Thank you.

Face Paint Palooza

Saturday nights are not what they used to be.....



















. . .  and I wouldn't have it any other way!!!

Saturday, November 21

The Abyss - it's a long way down

Seriously... I don't even know where to start! 

I'm soooo ashamed.

It's been like, what??? Forever, since my last post.   I have missed the Blogging world, and all of you so much, I really can't put it into words. 

I'll give you the condensed version...
Managed to catch a little bug called  " H1N1" ???
Perhaps you may have heard of it . . .  
So, ya.  There's me, all sicker than EVER.  Which, of course, developed into pnuemonia. 
Good times, people.  Good times ; )

One morning, I was sooo sick, and so drained; I gave Trinity a donut for breakfast!!
Oh yeah, Mommy of the Year Award is comin' my way.  I can feel it. 

Needless to say, I fell behind on everything. . . and the blog (oddly enough) just had to take a back seat.
So, if I have any followers left, just thought I would let you all know that I'M BACK, and it feels good.
Can't wait to read all of your blogs, and do some much needed catching up.

Lot's has happened in my absence.  Halloween (which I still haven't downloaded pictures of yet) was fun for Trinity.  She was a vampire for school, then changed her mind for the actual day, and went as a cheerleader at the last minute. 
We she scored big time in the candy department,
and I am still she is still making her way through the candy bowl.

More HUGE news (that I also have not downloaded pictures of) is,
she lost her FIRST TOOTH. 
Soo, exciting.  Bottom left.  Fell out at school. 
She asked the Tooth Fairy for a computer. 
This made the Tooth Fairy laugh, and laugh, and laugh...

She told me the next day, after discovering that the space under her pillow did not contain a new "Dell"
"That's okay, Mommy. . . there's always Santa!! "
Santa, indeed. 
Wait a second......... I think I hear him laughing too.

Anyway, gonna keep this one short...
Anxious to get visiting your blogs....

It's good to be back . . .
Michele

Oh, and btw. . . "SAM" is still alive and well, and kissing all the girls.  

Wednesday, October 21

What about "Sam"

I'll get right to it...

Yesterday, I was 5 minutes late picking Trin up from Kindergarten. She is waiting in the office with a few other kids who were also waiting for their forgetful busy mothers to come get them.

She is not sitting with the other children though. She is in the staff lounge, "yukin' it up" with the Vice Principal, and one of the third grade teachers. They are laughing. They seem amused.
Instantly, I'm nervous.
I wait for a moment, they glance up at me... and then, sure enough, it happens... 
I got the dreaded  "wink and smile"  
Now, as all you moms know, the "wink and smile" usually means that your sweet child has most likely shared one of your most private and embarassing moments of motherhood. 

Trinity see's me, quickly gathers her things, says goodbye to her new "friends"...

"That's quite the little girl you have there" says Mr. Vice Principal guy.
I turn and smile. It's not a real smile, mind you... it's the "oh my gawd what did she say?? " kind of smile.
"Oh yeah, she keeps me laughing".  I reply.
"I'll bet"
Yup, right there.  There it is.  "I'll bet"??? I don't even want to know.  START THE CAR!!!

Fast forward ~ driving home:

"So...How was your day?"

"It was just great!"

"Really, what did you do?"  (Awww, that's nice.  She had a good day.)


"I kissed Sam"

"You did hey?"  (SAM??? Again with SAM??? Who the hell is this kid? )

"Ya, he liked it. Then, you know, he kinda like ~ well, he kissed me back"

"Uh huh. I see. Well, who doesn't like kisses hey?"  (Let's see how much he likes it when I rip his little lips off and staple them to his  Optimus Prime backpack)

"And then, ya know what??? He kissed Maddie too "

"Oh, really."  (This kid gets around. Again... who the HELL IS SAM??? Is he that little red-headed kid?... I bet he's the little red-headed kid!!! )

" Yup.  Then Maddie kissed him back.  And then, I kissed him again. Then Maddie kissed him. Then he kissed Maddie.  Then Maddie kissed me, and I kissed her. Then we both kissed Sam again."










"Well, sounds like your day was just a big "kissy-fest".  (Sounds like your day was just a big, kissy-fest freakin' ORGY!!!!)

"Yeah.  I think I'm going to like this school thing." 

"Well, my little kiss-monster, I'm glad you're liking school." ( I wonder how you'll like being homeschooled while chained in the basement till your 30?)

"Can we go McDonalds for supper? "

"I don't see why not." ( Oh good, we're done talking about Sam... )

 " Yayayayay...  Sam said he's gonna be there."

"Um, no.  I forgot.  We're having BEANS for supper."

Tuesday, October 20

Liz Beans Part deux

Following my late night post yesterday... the ever inquisitive Trinity woke this
morning with absolutely NO recollection of her ramblings the night before.
Can I get a big "WHEW"!!
And when I suggested BEANS with dinner ~ twice ??
This is what I got











Yup... that's how much she dislikes "beans".  Oddly enough she eats them at her
Dad's place, with a smile no less.  I think one of them must be a big, fat, liar.

This is also the face that is "NOT TALKING TO ME UNTIL
CHRISTMAS"(again) simply because I asked her please stop feeding
the goldfish bacon bits. Funny.
And that I handled, with a smile.

But this is what totally slayed me today:
Upon picking her up from kindergarten,  I ask ( as always)
"How was your day, m' love?" to which she replied, with a quick flip of her hair.

"Aw, ya know... the usual. Everybody loves me"

HUH??

Monday, October 19

Liz Beans... not that there's anything wrong with that!!

It's late. Very late.
I'm sitting on my computer, visiting blogs, watching U-tube vid's....
waiting for that damn insomnia fairy to leave me the hell alone ~
just for one night!

When I hear familiar little footsteps shuffle towards my bedroom.
There she is, all squinty eyed with the swagger of a drunken sailer,
trying to navigate her way onto my bed by the light of my computer screen.

As she calls to me with outstretched arms, asking for a snuggle
She starts to ramble, and this is what she says.... I kid you not,

"Mommy??? I just love you so much... when I grow up can we get
married? I thought about this A LOT, and I decided I don't want to marry
Daddy anymore. I want to marry you.
How come we have to marry boys when we get big?  Why can't we marry girls?
I think that would be more fun. Boys don't like to play with Barbies, and that's just silly.  If we get married, does that make us " Liz beans", cuz that's what Sam at school said." 

WHOA, whoa, whooooaaa!!! It's 2:00 in the morning. Wha???
Am I about to have this conversation right now? Where did THIS come from?
Did I hear her right? whajuswhosamithingy? And who the hell is Sam?

She continues... "Mommy, what's a "Liz bean"? Do you have to join a club or something?
I don't like beans, I hope you don't have to eat alot of beans.

I kiss her sweaty little forehead, and tell her that if she wants to marry Mommy, that's just fine.
I don't know why we can't marry girls, but if that's what you decide, then I don't
see why not. Go to sleep now, my love, my little 5YEAR OLD,  and we'll talk more
about it... in like, 10 years or so. Maybe 9... no less than 8.  in the morning.

Now, I'm really WIDE AWAKE. 
And headed downstairs for something stronger than freakin' Camomille Tea.
Any suggestions on this one??? I'll be here.... waiting. And praying that she
wakes up and doesn't remember a thing.

Sunday, October 18

Great quote

I recently found this quote in my travels on Keeping up iwth the Schultz Family .
A great blog, and a great lady as well.  This one made me stop and think about the
relationships we build here in the bloggy world too.  Just had to share :)


Female friendships that work are relationships in which
women help each other belong to themselves.

~Louise Bernikow

Bog Awards... they're everwhere!!!!

Wow... I have been such a slacker on my posting the last couple of days!!!
Thanks so much for all the "comment love" !!
I forgot to add, that she was TOTALLY FARTING on her dad in that
picture!!
ALSO.... recieved 2 more awards from fellow bloggy friends this weekend!
How cool is that.... :) Could I BE more appriciative ~ probably not.
Thank you SOOO very much to my friend at "Deal"ightfully Frugal  for
another one of these:










She has one of the best money saving blogs out there. And her posts about "life in general"
always make me smile.  She is a very special lady ~ Sooo sweet, and I absolutely
love her site!!! If you haven't checked her out, go there now!!

The second award comes from my friend and loyal follower, EcoMeg . She also has one
of the best blogs out there for "going green" and parenting.  Her site is filled
with all kinds of amazing stuff. A lot of time, effort, and love goes into all that
she does.  Definately check her out. I absolutely love her !!! And she was kind
enough to give me another one of these!!! (wow)






So, I'm suppose to tell about "10 Honest things about me".  This makes me go...
Hmmmm.  But here goes,
1. I LOVE cookies. Could live on cookies.
2. I have more Pyjamas’ than any other item of clothing. I loves Pyjamas
3. I was adopted at birth.
4. I had a cat for 19 years. His name was “Reefer”. I had him cremated.I now have
    a jar marked “Reefer” on my mantle
5. Yes, (in my youth) I have smoked Pot.
6. I cannot tolerate the sound of a barking dog.
7. My nickname as a small child was "Mishy-Boo". I remember how weird
     it felt when my parents outgrew calling me that.
8. The most powerful, life-changing thing anyone has ever said to me
    came from a complete stranger.
9. I slept with the same stuffed animal until I was 14. His name was “Fluffy”.    He
    knew ALL my secrets and dreams. I gave him to a very special little boy that I
    hope to see again one day.
10. I have no regrets.

Whew... there ya have it.  Thanks again for the awards. ..
And now,
I have one of my own, that I would like to foward on to a few of my favorite Bloggy Friends:
I am going to call it the "PIMP" award... (Pee'd in my Pants)










This award is self explanitory.  Here goes,
Jenna In the DItch
Diapers and Wine
Speaking from the Crib
Why Mom Drinks Rum
Good Girl Gone Redneck
If Evolution Really Works...
Peeling an Orange with a Screwdriver
How to Survive Life in the Suburbs
There are many more... but I'll start with these ones for now.
 Make sure to check them out!!!
They have made me PEE IN MY PANTS on more than one occasion.
If you have a  PIMP  kind of blog that you would like to share,
pass this award along to them in your next post, so we can all "PEE" togther!!!


Friday, October 16

Friday Flashback


Best Blog Award... wha???







Okay... I seriously don't know what to say. But I will start by saying thank
you to my friend Felicia at  Living Just Like Grandma. She is a super sweet mom,
with the cutest little girl ever. She has some great posts that are worth checking out!
Thank you so much again, Felicia... I'm totally flattered that you thought of me.

Thursday, October 15

Quiet time

I must confess that I am not much for writing any good posts this week.
I'm blaming it on my ass, and the fact that it's broken from the fall.
So, I have decided to resort to the "visual" funny stuff to make your visit
here worth while, rather than any real content of my own.  Le sigh.

T
This was me ~ for the better part of the day!!!
Apparhently, I have been given 2 more awards from fellow bloggers...
I have not forgotten about you.  Will post a reply shortly. Although, it is
getting a little embarassing ;)
I have THE BEST FOLLOWERS IN THE WORLD.  I feel like such a
wanker, for not posting anything decent this week.  Stupid tailbone!

Thousand Words Thursday (2)

I love those "candid shots" when they don't
know you're watching. This is one of my fav's...




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