Friday, March 13, 2009

Aloha Friday

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
So, was it just me or did more people enjoy seeing Mr. Bernie Madoff's new posh living quarters yesterday?
I personally didn't lose any money from Mr. Madoff (who am I kidding, I don't have any money to lose!!!). But after seeing the 90 year old man that had to go back to work in a grocery store because he DID lose all the money he had to Mr. Madoff, I think he deserves so much more than what the legal system can offer him!!!!!
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thousand Words Thursday

There is nothing more american than a big ol' tire sand box!!!! Big "J" loved playing in this for hours. What we wouldn't give to play in the sandbox today!!!!! We are tired of snow and 13 degrees!!!!!
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Blog Post Stealin'

I am totally Blog Post Stealin' from Jenni Jiggety today. Don't worry, it's okay because stole it first!!!!
So, I decided to sit down with Jake (7yr old) and find out what goes on his little mind.
What is something Mom always says to you?
Jake: ummmm....can we come back to this question.
I can see this is going to be a mind riveting post!!!
What makes mom happy?
Jake: when I help her
What makes mom sad?
Jake: if I don't talk nice to her
How does your mom make you laugh?
Jake: if I tell her a funny joke and she laughs then I laugh and then she laughs harder and then I laugh harder
What was your mom like as a kid?
Jake: How should I know, I wasn't alive!!!
How old is your mom?
Jake: 33........I think
How tall is your mom?
Jake: I don't have a clue
What is her favorite thing to do?
Jake: clean
Not exactly my favorite thing......
What does your mom do when you're not around?
Jake: spends more time with Jaise (2 yr old sister)
If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Jake: being a writer
Not sure where this came from
What is your mom really good at?
Jake: Typing on the computer
What is your mom not very good at?
Jake: Building houses
True....not one of my strong points
What does your mom do for a job?
Jake: ummmm, she is my mom
What is your mom's favorite food?
Jake: anything chocolate
What makes you proud of your mom?
Jake: That she gets me movies from Netflix
If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Jake: Darth Vader
What do you and your mom do together?
Jake: shopping
How are you and your mom the same?
Jake: We're both humans
How are you and your mom different?
Jake: ummm, you're a girl and I'm a boy
How do you know your mom loves you?
Jake: Because she does a lot of stuff for me
It's about time somebody noticed!!!!
What does your mom like most about your dad?
Jake: That he built her a house
Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Jake: to the hospital to get me out of her belly.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday Morning Meme

1. You’ve been invited on a talk show (which talk show?) to explain your job to the hosts. What would you say you do on a daily basis?
Of course I would want to see OPRAH!!! I would explain to her that I am the CEO of a well oiled corporation. I fight stains on a daily basis, discuss meals with the culinary staff and am constantly putting out fires between the heated employees at staff meetings. In plain english.....I am a sahm. I have worked as a surgery scheduler, at a brain injury facility, a psychiatric office and THIS is by far the hardest job I have ever done. I am responsible for my 2 children being clean, fed and growing up with manners and morals!!!!

2. What words do you hate? Why do you hate them?
I really don't like the word "hate". Also not a fan of stupid and shut up. Why? I think they are very permanent words that cut too deeply and leave a mark on the people you say them to.

3. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received. What’s the worst advice you’ve ever received.
The best advice was after I had my first child and someone told me to sleep when he true!!!!
The worst was how to get red nail polish off of my's still there!!!
4. Bailout shmailout! What this country needs is __________. Why does it need this specific thing?
What this country needs is to give all of the tax paying citizens $75000 of THEIR money back.
Why? Because people would be able to stay in their homes and pay their mortgage (housing crisis solved) AND they would have money to spend on things that they want/need (economy crisis is solved and the economy is moving again) AND they could get training/education in another field or start up their own small business!!! Instead why don't we just throw more billions of our tax dollars to AIG!!!!! Wait, maybe I should apply for a job looks like the government will never let them go under so I would have job security!!!!
Happy Monday Morning!!!!! Visit Write From Karen for more answers to these questions.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Fitness Friday....Sunday Edition

Slow and Steady!!! This week it was all about getting back into a routine after having nearly a week off with illness that plagued our family. It felt good to get back into the swing of things although I can see how people can slide back into their old routine of not exercising by saying "what is one more day going to hurt?"!!!!
On a good note, I am down a pound and fitting into a pair of jean capris that could not be buttoned in October. Little victories that will help me win the war!!!!
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