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To have a safe place where you can air all your mama drama without judgement, cause we know you don't always have the kids in bed by 7 and make creme brulee for dessert every night.

Oh yeah.........

and if you do, you're on the wrong blog!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Home Team Players, Kicking Up The Romance, And Just Say No to Socks with Sandals

You Know You Have Mama Drama When.....

1. You spend 15 minutes in the bathroom at Home Depot doing double "doo-ty" supervising both your young children while they do their business. They really need to learn to be home team players.

2. Your daughter is insisting she wear sandals and socks out in public and you just CAN NOT have that because you have serious issues about that crazy little fashion statement. So you confiscate all said sandals thinking you have solved the problem, only to pick up the little Wild Woman from day care to find her in jeans, socks, and SANDALS!!!!! Time to start doing a bag check for contraband before going to daycare again.....

3. You and some other moms make up stuff to talk about to add as "other business" at our service meeting because the meeting ended early and we couldn't go home because the kids wouldn't be in bed yet.

And Finally.....

4. Your idea of putting the romance back in your relationship is closing the door when you go to the bathroom. Whew, hadn't done that in like 8 years, I got a little claustrophobic.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Five: I can do it!

Sorry I am running late today. See my crazy self decided that I would go to the midnight showing of New Moon. Yep. So..................

I didn't get home until 3:30am this morning. Did I mention CRAZY? Yes. So what is the problem? Let's back track a bit.

See I recently had a conversation with The Hubs about how my days of partying like a rock star are forever behind me. I denied it. I want to go to Las Vegas in February with Lady Di and our other friend, Kj. (I hope you get to meet her one day. Talk about mama drama she has TWINS!) Anyway we are going for my birthday for 4 days and I am so ready to get my vegas GROOVE on and so are my peeps. We all are way over due for a girls weekend. The last time was like 5 years ago or something and let me tell you it was a trip to be remembered. We had a blast. BUT..........................

Since then Lady Di has had one child, I have had two and poor dear old Kj has had three. YIKES! We have aged and we are all a little tired. But I was in denial I thought I could do it. The Hubs is going but will be off shooting guns or something and he said I would have to find my own things to do (like that is a problem) because he will be gone from sun up to sun down. I said with confidence, " I will be gone from sun down to sun up so we won't see each other much." You know what he did? He LAUGHED!!!! He laughed a huge 'I DON'T THINK SO OLD LADY!' kind of laugh. WHAT? "I can do it!" I cried. "Your not 24 anymore!" was his response

Are you serious? I couldn't believe it. I thought, I will show him - I will go to New Moon at midnight I will come home at 3:30 and I will wake up at 6:00 bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to get the OP off to school and I will be AWAKE all day. I can do it..............................

I couldn't do it! *sigh* I am so sad. *sniff, sniff* I barely made the ride home. My cousin was talking, words were coming out of her mouth but I couldn't comprehend. I felt like I was on a heavy sedative. I wanted to stay awake. I mean really, I was scared to death she might hit a deer! I don't know why I wanted to be awake for that! She has a Ford Focus: we hit a deer and it isn't going to be pretty! I should have wanted to go to sleep but I am a freak like that and think that if I am awake I will some how ward off the possibility of any deer, elk, moose encounter.

{Hey let me live in my bubble of unrealistic ideas}

With that said, { I was going to admit defeat } but I am NOT! I am going to take the ' NEVER SAY DIE' attitude even though I didn't wake up till 10:00am, I am bra less and still in my jammies (it's 1:15) . I AM going to get my LV GROOVE on and Partay like a ROCK STAR! I am, I will. I will show the HUBS I still GOT it!

Hey ladies and gents I leave you with this: I may not be in my 20's but I am not pushing a walker either and I have some SPUNK left in me. So I may not be able to party all night and wake up like I did back in the college days. So what? I will party all night and sleep all day. That is why they have black out curtains in the hotel rooms.

BTW, the movie, New Moon was so worth it. Much better than Twilight which most know I totally DID NOT like!

I think I have chatted long enough. As for my Friday Five, five things I learned this week:

1. When buying a house in places that snow. Be aware of where the sun hits and where it doesn't. Because...............

2. Slipping and falling on ice that you thought was just melted water and landing on your bottom - HURTS! and that teaches you real fast to ....................

3. be cautious and assume that all clear watery patches are indeed frozen slippery ice and..................

4. to walk like a person with COPD on said slippery surfaces to avoid falling in the future.

and last but not least.................

5. Going to bed at 3:30 and waking at 6:00am just not going to happen. But you already knew that. :0)

I am off to get dressed. Well at least put on a bra!
Happy Friday! What have you learned?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

And the Awards are in...............

We are so blessed to have such wonderful blog friends. Thanks so much for the awards. This my friends is going to have to be a two parter. So we will be passing these along soon.

Bridgette over at Life's a Beach gave us this award. So nice she is. Thanks so much.

Here's the rules:
1. Post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and their link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you have recently discovered and think are great.

Our pal Amy at Keeping Up With the Schutlz Family gave us this:



and then I stole this one from her because it is fun (she said to):



Honest Scrap Award Rules:
Requires that I write 10 honest things about me, and then I have to pass it on to 7 people with blogs, "I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me."

We mixed it up a bit. Amy is writing 10 honest things about Lady Di and vice versa.

Here are ten honest things about Amy written by Lady Di:

1. She is an excellent listener...and trust me, she has listened to plenty of drama over the years
2. She is an incredibly strong person. This girl can take what life throws at her.
3. She is a germaphobe. Sorry, Aim. You know it's true. You and Purell are in a totally committed relationship.
4. She makes FABULOUS pies ( the peach is my fave). Instead of going together like peas and carrots, we go together like cake and pie.
5. From weddings to birthdays, she can plan a party like no other.
6. She once typed me a letter using minimal words and those little emotion symbols to cheer me up. It was very creative and funny, AND totally did the trick to turn my mood around (I still have the letter).
7. She is doing a great job raising that gaggle of girls she's got. Lord knows, I would have willingly committed myself to the insane asylum by now having to deal with girl issues X3.
8. She is gag me with a spoon madly in love with her husband...just kidding, you know I think you guys are sooo cute.
9. She is the master of practical jokes. Don't even talk to her anywhere near or on April's Fool's Day....seriously, no joke.
10. I honestly don't know what I would do without her. And cue-AWWWW

and now for Lady Di written by Amy:

1. She is an amazing friend, wife and Mama.
2. She is a procrastinator but......
3. She does her best work under pressure.
4. She doesn't give herself enough credit.
5. She makes the most beautiful cakes and should go into business for herself.
6. She is incredibly funny and doesn't even know it.
7. She puts up with a lot of crud and deserves an Oscar.
8. She is super duper ally uper intelligent.
9. She is beautiful inside and out.
10. She is in need of a rockin' girls night out.

I am so lucky to have her as my friend and sister. We all need a Lady Di in our life.

Di - Ok, people are going to think we paid each other to write this stuff about one another. I think it's more like we are buttering each other up to score some good Christmas presents.

Amy - Ha Ha! True! I think I might be a little scared of the present you are going to get me. If the box is vibrating I think I might just stick it under the bed and then open in a moment of privacy - like I get those!


Erin over at My Little Miracles gave us this award:

The rules: "No one really likes rules, do they? I shall make mine simple. Make a cocktail, pick out some of your favorite bloggers. Send this award to 4 of them. Tell them why you think they give good blog. There are so many fascinating, witty, and fantastic bloggers; let's invite them all to the party. Or you can just put it on your mantle and watch it sparkle. If you think it sassy that I created my own award, just consider it a grown up and virtual version of a friendship bracelet."

Modern Mom from How To Survive Life in The Suburbs gave us this award:




Not any rules with this one.

and then there is this award:

This is bad. I can't find who gave it to us. I saved it to my files with good attentions and then forgot. I even wrote down the givers name and then lost the paper during the move- I stink. But it is so so cute. So if you gave it to us tell us and we are sending you something in the mail. Something fun.




Just recently, Always a Mom. Gave us this:


Way cool. Thanks so very much. We love scribbling. This one originates from The Scholastic Scribe and has some rules of it's own which will be posted in part 2 of this post. So stay tuned............


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts: Actually It is Just One RTT

Here is a thought that has been rustling around in my head:

What the heck happened to Thanksgiving?!!!

I mean seriously? I truly love Christmas. I do. I love everything about it. I am like a little kid on Christmas morning. I love watching my girls come out to see what is under the tree. I am a christmas stocking freak. I am. My stockings ROCK! I love to bake, to cook, to eat. I love decorating. I LOVE it all.

BUT........................

I also love love Thanksgiving. Especially Thanksgiving dinner. LOVE IT! Lady Di and I once had Thanksgiving in September because I just couldn't wait any longer. I think it was September might have been August. I was preggers with the OP and she had just had the JD Boy. Anyway I love the fall: the colors, the decorations, the season. THANKSGIVING!

So what is the problem?

The PROBLEM is this: Every year Thanksgiving gets shoved aside for Christmas! That's right. It is like the day after Halloween and all the fall decorations are gone! The stores explode with Christmas stuff.

It is ANNOYING! RIDICULOUS!

I mean, come on give it some time to just be Thanksgiving! THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!! A time for Thanks!

I saw the most adorable scarecrow in a store window and thought I will wait until after Halloween and come get it for my door. I went back to get it and IT WAS GONE along with everything Halloween and Thanksgiving and fall. I expected Halloween to be put away but all the fall stuff? I mean seriously it isn't even technically winter yet. At least one little corner should be designated fall still. Oh no - THE WHOLE STORE was CHRISTMAS. It's NOVEMBER people.

I am realist. I know that they need more than 25 days to sell Christmas stuff - all I am asking is to still keep some stuff out for Thanksgiving and fall. I don't think that's asking too much?

Maybe it is just me? I like to give each holiday it's own time. I decorate for Halloween on October 1st, Thanksgiving on November 1 and Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. Each Holiday is exclusive of each other. You won't see a snowman in or around my house in November. Just not going to happen.

Ok so I feel better. I ranted and raved a little..............or a lot!

Thanks for listening. Can you hear the irritation in my words? Ha.

Ok so maybe I have more thoughts like:

I am a little excited about New Moon. I hope it is better than Twilight. I hated the movie. Yes HATED. Loved the book.

I have some family drama and need some advice. Maybe I will ask for it tomorrow.

My floors stink. I thought I would love hard wood floors as opposed to my hard tile ones but I don't. I sweep ALL THE TIME. At least with my old ones you couldn't see the dirt.

I found some new candy that is divine. Oh my - is it DELISH. Almond Butter Crunch. Made here in Montana by two men. So so yummy. Don't worry I am going to share. I am. Soon. I promise. It's all part of a plan, a prize for one of our followers and commenters for just being you and being awesome. Soon. It is coming soon...........................

want to see some others Random Thoughts? Go check it out at the Unmom's!

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Five: Scarecrows, The Hubs, kitchens, Snow, and Bad Judgements.

Amy's Friday Five: This is where I share with you five things I learned this week because there is always something to be learned. In the process you might learn a little something about me

1. That dressing up like a scarecrow, bringing cookies, and reading a book to my daughters class makes me a superstar and scores some points with the teacher. I had a blast too.

2. That having The Hubs here makes the new house more like our home. Speaking of the Hubs, he makes me calm in times of stress more than I realized.

3. The next house I live in will have a monstrosity of a kitchen. It is going to be huge. HUGE. Everyone I know will be able to come to my house and eat. I miss my old kitchen. My sweet, dear, big kitchen. The hubs misses it too.

4. Waking to clear blue skies and a blanket of white snow is really beautiful. I am sure once winter has come and gone my opinion will have changed.

and finally I learned:

5. That I think I was being a little too judgmental when it came to the OP's teacher. I hadn't really formed an opinion of my own but instead listened to many others. I think she is still going to be difficult but at the same time I see the reason behind most of her madness and it is good. She is teaching the kids accountability and how to be responsible instead of holding their hands and that is something I can stand behind. Again, this opinion is subject to change. I mean it's me, Amy, I change my mind a lot.

Have a Fabulous Friday. I should be unpacking but have lost all motivation. So instead, I am going to take some time this weekend to see what is going on in your world. See you soon.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Meet a Future Diva

My little Fashionista:





So I just had to post this picture of the OP. I do have to say that I am almost 100% sure that she is the best dressed girl in her school. She is really the most fashion conscience 7 year old I know and I fear I am going to have some serious problems when she hits middle school. The Hubs better have a good job. That's right, I have no plans on working. I believe that even when these girls are in middle and high school that it is at utmost importance that I am available to them, that I am involved in there lives, that they know that there Mama is there number one biggest fan. Truly they make the biggest decisions in those years. I'm ranting - I'll stop.

Anyhow, isn't she cute? It is interesting to me that she is like this because I was and still am a shirt and jeans kind of Mama. I like comfort. However I am kind of digging jewelry these days. However, that is about the extent of my fashion contribution.

Now as for her younger sister, the MP, she has her own distinct style. Maybe I will capture that on film soon.

I will leave you with this: The other day The Hubs says, "I hear you are going to paint your room hot pink?" The OP: "NO! I am going to paint my room Hot Diva Pink!"

Were in trouble!



For other Wordful Wednesday's click on over to Angie's. Happy Wordful Wednesday Everyone! Hope your day is extra wordful wonderful.



Monday, November 9, 2009

Too Early To Make Sound Decisions, Clean Showers, And There Must Be Crack In Candy Land-Monday's Mama Drama

You Know You Have Mama Drama When.....

1. Your son has taken your muttered response of "Have whatever you want for breakfast." quite literally as you find him at the dining room table with his entire bag of Halloween candy in front of him. Hey, it was 5:30 A.M. on a SATURDAY when the kid came bee-bopping into my bedroom and said, "Can you make waffles?" Me: "Uh No" JD Boy: "Then what can I have for breakfast?"...and you know the rest.

2. You are so peeved off at your husband that you end up cleaning the entire shower from top to bottom at 11:00 P.M. because the mindless task is actually therapeutic, plus it gave my hands something to do other than strangle my beloved, PLUS I used his little nail scrubber brush to do the job. It worked...I felt much better when I was done and my shower sparkles. He better be nice, the toilets need cleaning next and I hear a toothbrush works great for getting in all the little nooks.

3. The same morning that your son had his highly nutritious breakfast of Halloween candy, he continues to pester you in bed. Now it is 6:00 A.M. and he wants help finding a pair of pants so he can go to the ranch with Daddy. He can't find them (of course, he's a male). I'm in bed TRYING to sleep (crazy, I know) when I look on the floor and notice a pair of used pants he took off the night before and left on my floor (again, of course, he's a male). So, I tell him to put those on. I mean come on, do I really have to get out of my warm bed to get him a pair of clean pants just so he'll get them filthy dirty as soon as he gets to the ranch when there is already a perfectly filthy pair right there for him to put on by himself? See, there is a method to my madness.

And Finally....

4. You look your 3 yr. old in the face and say, "Sorry honey, I don't know where your Candy Land game is right now." You know it's tucked away safely under the bed, but you just can't play that stinking game ONE. MORE. TIME. Little did you know when you purchased said game that your daughter would turn into a Candy Land ADDICT and demand EVERYONE in the house play every five minutes. Not to mention the dang little kid wins every time. I don't know how she does it, but EVERY TIME...I'm not competitive or anything, I'm just saying.


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Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Five: Singleton's with vibrating toys, Skunk oil, clean toilets, and dinner parties. Ha!


Amy's Friday Five: This is where I share with you five things I learned this week because there is always something to be learned. In the process you might learn a little something about me.

1. Singleton's live VERY interesting lives. I don't remember being like that pre marriage but then again that was a while ago and I don't think that I could actually qualify as a singleton back then. Regardless. WOW! is all I can say for the single lifestyle. WOW.

2. There is nothing like a vibrating friend catching on fire to ruin one's day. Okay so seriously this kind of goes hand and hand with number one and is not in any way shape or form been experienced first hand. Thank heavens she was just giving it a trial run and watching it do it's thing, for lack of better terminology, when it started smoking. SMOKING! Don't worry I told her that she should really call consumer reports because that is really dangerous. I mean seriously ,could you imagine? Anyway I had a great laugh and I needed one.

3. Skunk perfume is actually an oil. So don't wash clothes in hot water and it penetrates everything like campfire smoke.

4. Apparently I learned that I might possibly be the worlds most anal toilet cleaner. I thought everyone gets under there toilet to clean it. I guess not. What can I say I can clean me a mean toilet. Hey I am a domestic goddess and that is my job to make a toilet shine.

5. My princesses are shining in the spotlight. They love the attention from friends and family. The are experiencing a whole new world of people popping in, dinner parties, getting picked up to go to Grammy's. They are loving it.

Well there you have it. Have you learned anything lately? Let us know. Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Skunk Returns


Remember this? The skunk story? I do but that is because I experienced the not so great feeling of the near encounter with the skunk first hand. Well he strikes again and my Dad is in the dog house. Anyone have an available room for awhile? I think this one has landed him in the dog house for quite awhile.

See, their dog got sprayed. Not a problem because if you remember correctly we found the miracle solution to removing stench from dog.

However it does become a problem when said stinky dog is let in the house and locked in living quarters while husband goes to find wife in bedroom to ask what the miracle solution is. First mistake and bad bad idea.

Dog left to wander jumps on furniture. Second mistake. All this leads to very very upset wife. Did you know that skunk perfume penetrates the whole house? Your clothes, your hair, your furniture? It does. So needless to say, Dad is in some super hot water. My mama is super ticked off. I would be too. I am betting that one of them will be down at my house soon.

My mama was even more ticked off when I told her to change into some of my clothes because she stunk like skunk and then again when the OP asked after getting in the truck, "Yuck, what smells like skunk, Grammy?" Bad Bad day for my Dad.

However I hear today that it (the smell) is getting better. The couch has been relocated outside- I am sure to await garbage day. So maybe my mama will be happy when she goes to buy herself the new couch she has been eyeing at the furniture store for quite some while.

The lord works in mysterious ways!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Randomness



I am having a bad hair day - already! Woke up with it actually.

My kids woke up grumpy. Yelling at each other. What a way to start the morning, I tell ya. It is going to be a fun fun day. Last night I prayed for patience and promised to respond in a more loving way. Let's see how that goes. I am going to try. I am

So I think I will never get my house the way I want it before my Thursday Lia Sophia party. So with that said, it is what it is.

My children keep fighting, arguing, hurting each others feelings, tattling on each other and I am ready to just go nuts. I don't know if it is the move or missing there dad or what but holy cow is it getting old. I think I am going to run into the corner and cry.

I made one room a playroom and do you think my girls are using it? No. They are stuck to me like gorilla glue.

My OP is struggling. I want to make it better. I knew that there would be an adjustment going from home school to public school but I thought it would be socially. Socially she is fine. Girl can make friends in 2 seconds. She is struggling with the work. She is ahead of the kids in the coursework but they use a different method or program in phonics and she is lost. So now I have to reteach her a whole different way. Does it really matter? She can break a word apart. She can read. Who cares that she doesn't put the stupid symbols. I am irritated.

I think I don't fit in here. The people are very cliquey and not super friendly to outsiders. I am an outsider. Not only that but I have discovered that this town is morally flawed. It is going to take some getting used to after living in my bubble for the last five years.

Living close to family is going to take some getting used to as well. Don't get me wrong it is nice in a lot of ways but after being on my own for 13 years it is foreign to me.

I have baby fever. I want another one so bad and I know that it is not the right time. But the clock is ticking. Tick Tick Tick Tock! I am afraid though to have another one. So many things are happening to people I know that scare me. Then with this flu crap going around. Just not a good time.

Ok. So it is 10:30 and I HAVE to get some stuff done. Must get going. Light a little fire under this big toosh.

First thing is first. I need to clean up the rice krispies on my floor. I hate wet rice krispies but the kiddos love them.

With that said, have a wonderful day.

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YUCK! Listen to me! I am a super dooper party pooper, aren't I? I just read this post and I wanted to puke. Such a downer! Someone slap me. Where are you Lady Di? Only you can slap me.

Really it isn't THAT bad. There are good things too. Like the sun is shining. I can wear a short sleeve shirt and flip flops today. I actually got to spend some time on the computer this morning. The MP is eating lunch! That is huge my ladies and gents, HUGE!

Ok now I feel better. I brought a little sunshine to the blog. No more boo hooing here! Stay tuned for a super dooper giveaway. We have to work out the details................................

Monday, November 2, 2009

Just Chillin', The Almighty Fart, and A Speedy Spongebob-Monday's Mama Drama

You Know You Have Mama Drama When....


1. You go get your 3 yr. old from the neighbors house and you find her lounging in a chair surrounded by all her "peeps". You tell her it's time to go home to eat lunch and she says, "But mom, I'm just chilling over here." Yeah, she's 3 going on 13.

2. First your son tells you that farts keep leprechauns away (because didn't you know that leprechauns live in your carpet). Now, your daughter tells you that "blowing wind" also kills monsters. Who knew the almighty fart could ward off such forces of evil.

3. Your kids are just so gosh darn stinkin' cute that they not only received candy, they got mini pumpkins, one lady took their picture (even though we didn't know her), and they even scored some cold hard cash. Heck, one neighbor gave ol' mom and dad a bottle wine....hmm, did it look like we needed it?

And Finally....

4. You whip out a homemade Spongebob costume in less than 2 hours so your son has a costume for his school Halloween parade. See, mama thought she was cool and had until Sat to make the costume, until she realized Friday morning that his parade was on Friday afternoon. However, much to my surprise it turned out quite nice or as my son would say, "awesome".

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cutest Little Witches (and cat) on the Block

I have the candy to prove it!

Hope your Halloween was has fun as ours. We can't wait for next year.