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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!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Monday Mama Drama

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

1. Your 4 yr. old asks how old you are during dinner. When you reply, her eyes get real big and she looks over at older brother and whispers, "Hey, she's 32." To which your darling son replies, "See, I told you she was old."

2. You find yourself leaving a message on your husband's Facebook wall asking him to get off the computer in the bedroom and meet you in the living room so you can watch T.V. together.

3. You fall asleep with wet hair (not good when you have curly hair), then wake up in the morning late. So you're looking in the mirror trying to figure out how you are going to tame your wild fro hair when the lil' fro head walks in and says, "Hey mom your hair looks like mine now....pretty." Great, thanks honey, curly mop-top bedhead was EXACTLY the look I was going for.

4. You wake up one morning SOOO happy it is finally Friday, only to realize that is in fact Thursday. MAN, that was a long day!!!

And Finally,

5. Your son goes into the bathroom, then yells, "Hey, does anyone have any fart juice?" I didn't even go near that one.....

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Snoozin' In Saturday: Favorite Spot

Here he is the infamous Bassethound and the number one snoozer in our house, Disney. This is his favorite spot to sleep in - the arm of the couch. I think it is so he can see outside when the Hubs comes home. That or he dreams about his days at the ranch: chasing rabbits and lounging in the sun.






Now show me some Snoozers!


PS. Sorry this is late - I slept in! I am still sick but much better. But the Hubs left town for a couple of weeks so it has been a little crazy here in the house of insanity. Crazy, Insane - yep that describes it very well. Have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Yuck

*Shiver - Cough - Sniffle, Sniffle - blow nose* ** repeat**



This Drama Mama has caught the FLU! and it was my birthday yesterday. I think I am going to cry right after I spray my entire house with Lysol.

So I ask...............

What do you do when you are sick? Do you turn on a movie for the kids while you sleep? Do you just say screw it and let them run feral and hope they don't burn down the house? Do you suck it up and just grin through the pain while making them waffles, bacon and eggs and play play -doh?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Snoozin' In Saturday: On the Edge


I don't know how she managed not falling off. This one reminds me of another one starring the infamous basset- i will post it next Saturday.

Show me your Snoozers.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Five: Someone find me some sugar!

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. It IS possible to hit your own face with a shovel. click here.

2. Snow turns into ice and ice IS not my friend.

3. Olympians are AMAZING. Did you see that cross country skier? Skied over 5 miles with 4 broken ribs and won a bronze metal. Amazing determination.

4. Sometimes life hands you lemons and it is hard to find the sugar to make the lemonade.

5. Flowers from a long distance friend can make a day brighter.

What I ask have you learned this week?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I have a HEADache (amongst other things)

See this shovel?



WE had WORDS! Then there was a little BRAWL and the shovel won. It knocked me out for a second but I am back to my senses, a little wounded and embarrassed but THERE will be another round and I will WIN!

I hope to high heaven no one was watching except for the heavens themselves and I hope their view was obscured by the clouds. I am positive someone was watching and got a great LAUGH. The kind of laugh that will hit them even days after when they pass my house.

See I have some OCD tendencies and my driveway was driving me CRAZY. I couldn't stand it any longer. The SNOW, the ICE it was bad. The HUBS and I just are not used to this whole snow thing and let it get out of control. So yesterday the weather had warmed up a bit and I thought what the heck I will go out and try to clear my driveway. Well - once I got started I wasn't about to give up. It was coming OFF. I started at 10:00, took a couple of breaks to make lunch, pick up kids, etc. and around 3:30 my driveway was looking pretty nice.

You have to picture this: Me the Arizonan in tennis shoes, yoga pants, a light sweatshirt, snow shovel, a hammer, a tea pot and soup pot. A tea pot and soup pot, you ask? HOT WATER of course. What I was determined and some spots were stubborn.

Anyhow now that you have a clear picture. There I was on the last few spots, using all my might to get some stubborn FROZEN ice. I was kicking the shovel with the bottom of my foot when WHAP!! It (the shovel) took its first punch. Honestly I am not even sure what the heck I did, seriously I blacked out for a split second, but I am pretty sure that my foot came down on it wrong and flipped the shovel handle up and it got me right in my neck/jaw. HARD! I gasped grabbed my throat and started walking towards the house. I cried. I cursed the stupid shovel, the snow, my house. EVERYTHING. Somewhere in all this I also go a fat lip. I think that when I kind of blacked out the shovel came back for another hit and got my lip. Stupid shovel.

I look like I got in a pretty bad scuffle. The bruising, the swelling - its ugly. I am going to think of a great story to tell people, not that I got attacked by a snow shovel.

However THIS made me feel a tad bit better. If your having a bad day it will make you feel better too.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snoozin' In Saturday: I miss these days.



My baby is no longer a baby. This was taken April of 2008. The YP was just 7 months old. Where does time go?

Show me your Saturday Snoozers

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Five: snow, ice, dogs, cars, and life

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. NEVER walk outside BAREFOOT in winter in Montana. Even if it is just for a minute (ie. to pullout car so it can warm up ). It takes like 15 minutes to feel your toes!

2. Pushing a shopping cart in slushy melting snow and ice is almost impossible and even more difficult when it is loaded with children.

3. That a clean car is just as good as a clean house. Gives you warm fuzzy's inside.

4. That you sometimes don't know what it is that you want until you experience what it is you don't want.

5. Melting Snow + two dogs + small yard = insanity for a neat freak.

There you have it. What I learned. What did you learn this week? Please do share.

Today is Amy over at Keeping Up With the Schultz Framily's Round Robin. Go check it out she has a lot of creative people linking up today.


**Don't forget tomorrow is my new Snoozin' in Saturday. Post a picture of someone sleeping. I am still trying to figure out the Mr. Linky thing so if it isn't up just leave me a comment with a link.

Have a happy Friday.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday: Laundry Fairy

It's Thursday. It is a good day to be thankful (the Mama Drama way) don't you think? I am sure they have some thankful Thursday meme but it is most likely not the same so here we go.

I am thankful for the laundry fairy who obviously was looking over me when I unknowingly put a RED sock into a load of WHITES! Oh yes I did! It's all good though because I have a fairy.

and I LOVE her.


Oh yes, and I am thankful I didn't burn down my house when I got busy looking for something to do for the OP Valentine's Party (that just got put in my hands). I forgot about the pan of oil with a kernel that I started on the stove to make me some popcorn. Oh yes it was a SMOKEY!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My "Baby " Turned 4!!...Sniff, Sniff- Wordful Wednesday

Well, my little curly top hit the big FO-ORE, and boy does she think she is big time now. All day I heard, "I can have 2 snacks now, I'm 4", "You can't talk to me like that, I'm 4" (to her brother), "I don't need to wash my hair anymore, I'm 4", "Hey look mom, I am almost as tall as you, I'm 4".

So, this kid is a major thumb sucker. I have a sonogram picture of her sucking her thumb and I distinctly remember hearing her vigorously sucking her thumb as she was being cleaned up by the nurses right after her delivery. Do we have such as thing as Thumb Suckers Anonymous??? Anyway, she told me these last few months that when she turns 4 she will cease and desist all thumb sucking activity (maybe not exactly in those words). So, the actual b-day was on Monday and I asked her if she was going to stop sucking her thumb now that she was officially 4. She replied, "Um, not today, I'm going to stop after my party on Friday." Can I get that number for T.S.A please?

Closing her eyes as her birthday present rolls in....




















TA-DA....she sees the pink Barbie bike


She can ditch that tricycle now, she's 4 you know....








Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday's Mama Drama - Lady Di is ditching.

Well Lady Di has ditched us again. She says that she has a good excuse. Something about not getting home until 1 am. Whatever! I know she was just drinking Mai Tai's watching the football game and forgot all about us.

So my drama isn't all that exciting this week.

1. It's snowing (which means I am stuck inside again)
2. I caught a stinky virus that makes me feel like I got hit by a truck.
3. My two year old (who is potty trained) refuses to take herself to the bathroom but instead she will just stand in front of the toilet yelling, Mooooommmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyy, Pooooooooooooooottttttttyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy and wet herself.
4. My four year old is saying things like: "if you won't let me, I will cry", "you DON'T want to make me sad", or (this one is nice) "for God's sakes". Honestly I have no idea where she got that from. I don't say that.
5. Then the hubs (who KNOWS I am mindful of what goes in my kids mouths. I try really hard) brings home a case of a drink with the ingredients list as follows: water, high fructose corn syrup, and 2% or LESS of the following juice concentrate: tangerine, orange, grapes. ARE YOU KIDDING! Plus it had 230 mg of sodium. SODIUM. STAB me why don't you. He says, "I had NO idea!"

Ok so that is it. I ask you, What is your drama? I am also asking you this ( I need advice):

4 weeks ago I took my new neighbor cinnamon rolls in one of my cake pans and she hasn't returned it. What should I do? I need it.

I haven't had neighbors in over 8 years.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sunday In My City: Shovel Needed




This is fun! I {heart} snow. I'm being sarcastic just in case you didn't catch that. Someone recently told me that it takes 2 years to become acclimated to the temperature. My luck in two years we will probably move back to Arizona and be so darn hot we will have to run around naked! At least she is having fun until she couldn't feel her fingers and she realized that there was just too much snow.

Be sure to visit Unknown Mami and take a peek at her city and others who are participating.

Unknown Mami


Snoozin' In Saturday: Kink in the Neck

Looking through my pictures I noticed that I have a ton of pictures of my family sleeping. I guess I like to take them. So I have now dubbed Saturday's: Snoozin In Saturdays here at the Daily Doses of Mama Drama for those times we don't have time for a post. Weekends are crazy. If you want to participate please do - just let us know. If there is enough interest I will start a Mr. Linky.

For our first Snoozin' In Saturday I give you Disney the Basset Hound. He is currently the #1 snoozer in this house. If I slept this way I would for sure wake up with a kink in my neck.




Thursday, February 4, 2010

Panic Button

My Mama always had a saying, "Don't push the panic button until you need to." I am not my Mama. I push - I push hard. I don't know why but when an emergency arises - I panic. I freak out. I try not to but I do.


prompt # 2

Explain a time there was an emergency. What "mode" did you go into? Freaking out, calm and collected, etc. (inspired by Jennifer from Momma Made It Look Easy)

We have had multiple situations: When the MP hit the BACK of her head and her teeth flew out. PANIC.

When the YP recently had an allergic reaction to her Varicella shot. PANIC.

Anytime my girls hit there head. I PANIC. I Freak out in my own way. Grab the flashlight, check there eyes, keep them awake.

I know - horrible. I shouldn't but I do. I think part of the problem is that I always think worst case scenario. First thing that pops into my head. What if? I shutter to think but I DO. I really really dislike emergencies because I think it actually ages me by ten years each time. I physically feel pain when something happens to my kids. Does that happen to you? My nerves go haywire or something. I feel it even when they fall down. It just happens.

I am a stressful person which is so not what my mom was. Cool, calm and collected. My brother once shoved a PVC pipe THROUGH his abdomen. He was running down a hill with it and it caught on a rock and well you get the picture. OUCH. My mom - she's cool. Totally handles the situation. Even took out the stitches when the time came. I knock my teeth out when I was like 5. We were out checking on a Sow (female pig - I lived on a ranch) who was supposed to farrow (give birth) that night. I was in the front seat of an old pickup ( you know they didn't have extended cabs back in those days) when the passenger door flew open. She slammed on the brakes and I hit the radio. Bye bye front teeth! My mom - no panic. Totally calm. Speaking of my mom, she lost her finger (I was like 8) in a horse accident. The horse rared up and the rope wrapped around her pinkie and POP. Gone. Hanging by a thread. Gross right. Do you think she panicked? Nope. Her best friend did but she stayed collected through the whole ordeal.

I guess that gene didn't get passed on to me because I am not cool, calm, nor collected in any emergency situation. Good thing The Hubs is. He is truly the Yin to my Yang. He NEVER thinks of the worst case scenario and I have never seen him panic or freak out. He recently said, after one of my worst case scenario, "I am SO glad you said that because I would have never thought of that." Totally sarcastic too. It is true though. I often think of those things that no one else would.

That's me! I am trying to change because the OP is the same. The other day the YP fell face first at Hobby Lobby. She fell HARD. Blood everywhere. I immediately grabbed her and ran to the bathroom. I thought for sure she lost her teeth. I mean, really? It is not to far fetched to think. We have issues with teeth! Teeth and fingers (my mom's other pinkie was broken and then healed with it bent permanently) Anyway, I panicked a little but the OP FREAKED. Immediately the tears started flowing. I thought to myself. Great AMY! Nice job. You sure win Mama of the year.

I guess she didn't get the super cool calm collected under pressure gene either. I'll work on it. I promise Mom!

Go check out what other people are doing today at Mama Kat's

Mama's Losin' It

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Help

I have done good. I started exercising slow and steady. Every other day. Trying real hard to nurse my shins into a slow start.

Today I woke up and OUCH! They hurt. My shin splints are back. HELP. There must be something I can do. There just has to be. This is why I stopped last spring. I took a break because they hurt so bad. In the meantime I gained 30 lbs. I eat good - always have. I HAVE to exercise to get in shape.

So anyone know what you can do for shin splints? I will do anything but take "nothing can be done" for an answer.

Did you see we got a Twitter account. I have no idea what to do with it but we got one. I got it so I can take part in this:


get more info here.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Mama Drama Monday: My four year old is driving me crazy

Well it's Monday FEBRUARY first. Can you believe it? I can't. January just flew by.

How about them Grammy's? Some awesome performances: Pink - holy cats! Dave Matthews Band - Awesome. Celine Dion, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, and Smokey Robinson - Fantastic.

Well on with the drama. Lady Di is super busy these days so I am filling in. Look for some changes in regards to Mama Drama Mondays. They are coming soon. Hopefully.

You know you have Mama Drama when:

1. Your favorite, very sharp scissors are missing. Ahh they will turn up soon, I imagine. It is just a matter of how much damage is done in the mean time.

2. In the course of a week: a remote, a bowl, a coaster ( all from Grammy's house), scissors, a crochet hook, a watch, glasses, an ipod, and some other misc. items have all gone missing. Luckily most have been found and returned to there rightful owner. Except the scissors of course and the crochet hook. You know it is bad when you have to perform a pat down of your child before you leave some where.

3. Your out to dinner and your 4 year old (MP) who seems to be a vegetarian (wait, that would require you to actually eat vegetables) a vegan (oh wait she eats cheese and milk) a meat hater then is gagging, like seriously gagging: Going - to - throw - up - her - grilled - cheese - sandwich GAGGING because her Dad is eating a burger and she can smell it. He had to move and face away from her to eat his burger. It is getting bad folks. I really dislike dinner time.

4. Your 4 year old (again) runs down stairs ( I only had been down there 1 minute ) screaming that the YP is eating dog food. You have a mild panic attack thinking that the protein source is probably peanuts in your all natural dog food and run frantically upstairs to make sure she is breathing all the while trying to remember where the epi pen is and where the dog food came from. When you get there you see her with a cute little bowl, saucer, and spoon from the MP's tea set filled with the dog food. Looks as if the MP brought her little sister a snack and then realized perhaps that wasn't a great idea when she started eating it. (pictures of this on Wednesday).

5. The Hubs brings up a plastic drawer full of play dishes and containers that have been filled with the Kool Aid he had made for 20 minutes prior. He is rambling on how the MP is NOT ALLOWED to have any food or drink ANY WHERE except the kitchen table. I've heard this before.

and finally you know you have mama drama when

6. When your Hubs and you are finally watching TV thinking all is well when you hear a lot of racket upstairs. You go to investigate and find a container of empty cous cous, water, and dried cranberries all over your carpet in your room. Have you guessed yet? That is right - The MP. She was making "soup". Do you know what Cous Cous is? It is very tiny Moroccan style pasta. VERY SMALL in moderately long carpet.

I am going to be institutionalized by my four year old daughter.

Ok so things change and my cast of characters need to be changed due to changing personalities. They have all lost there princess status! Just kidding (not really). Anyhow I need some names. I am thinking historical fiction or even fictional characters in novels or films. Actresses, even. Any ideas? The Oldest Princess has to be the MOST dramatic person I know. The Middle Princess well - you can guess from the drama above how she is - DIFFICULT, hard headed, stubborn, and she steals things. Then the Youngest Princess well she is pretty dramatic herself even at 2. She has a look for everything ( she gets that from me). She doesn't like many people and she has some serious attitude but can be pretty cute. I need some ideas.

Happy Monday.