Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Random Tuesday Thoughts


I am going to echo Keely's 'wow'- it's Tuesday already! damn.
time flies when you are on percocet(see this for further explanations)

1-it is SNOWING already.Novemeber 17th..snow. I know, I live in Pa, but sheesh...sounds like it is going to be a long cold winter! It is SO pretty tho...watching the whole world turn white & clean!

2-I am already stalking Black Friday ads. The hubby wants to get an LCD TV..ugh. men and their toys. The best I have seen so far is 699 at Kmart ON thanksgiving. which I may end up doing.

3-I took a NAP today...and a whole lot of NOTHING else. I guess being a klutz has it's advantages. heh. well, except for the 'no work' thing..not missing huge amounts of money, but every bit helps.

4- WHY are little boys so damn weird. I mean the can be loveable, but they can be just plain weird. Spastic & Weird. I guess not alot changes as they get older....

5- Gav told me last night that The Spawn is afraid of me..haha! My mission in life has been accomplished! This child listens to me more than his own father...lol..now we know why!!!

6-I have to take Physical Therapy for my shoulder. Should be interesting. I have never had PT before, tho I hear they are little Hitlers that enjoy torturing people.lol. ..we shall see.

7- I make my own hot cocoa mixes, and I also make my own Pancake & Waffle mixes. I haven't used or bought a premade mix in YEARS. I have all the ingredients on hand, so it is no harder than adding water, just takes a few more minutes. AND they are SO so much better. you should try it sometime!

and so ends anther edition of Random Tuesday Thoughts.The next one will be here before you know it!

Recipe Alert- the BEST hot cocoa ever.

This is one of the BEST homemade hot cocoa recipes out there. Makes Swiss Miss look like a $5 hooker..rofl...

Taste of Home

Nutrition Facts

One serving: (1/3 cup)
  • Calories:
  • 227
  • Fat:
  • 2 g
  • Saturated Fat:
  • 1 g
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • Sodium:
  • 182 mg
  • Carbohydrate:
  • 47 g
  • Fiber:
  • 2 g
  • Protein:
  • 9 g

Hot Drink Mix




5 min.


5 min.


  • 2-1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 cups white or pastel miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup instant chocolate or strawberry drink mix
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk blend powder
  • 1/3 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT (for each batch):
  • 3/4 cup boiling water


In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 15 batches (5 cups total).
To prepare hot drink: Dissolve 1/3 cup mix in boiling water; stir well. Yield: 1 serving.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

the ways I hurt myself....

yes, I am a klutz....I have a LONG history of being this way.
one of my earliest memories is of falling down stairs and hurting my arm...I was prolly 3...at my step-grammas house and got to close to the edge of the stairs..I remember quite vividly my vision vibrating as I bounced down the stairs...and I ended up at the hospital w/ a sling...
another incident w/ stairs was when I was 10, and I was at a pool party and it was late...I went to get some food and as I walked down the stairs from the porch to eat, I slipped on the wet wood and fell, hurting my back in the process...ended up in the ER...I was fine tho...
I have a history of various accidents..riding my bike down the hill behind my house when I was 10 or 11..I hit a rock & went ass over tea-kettle and had a massive scrape on my knee for the start of school..
when I was 9 I got hit in the eyebrow area w/ a rock..bratty kid threw it at me...have the scar 24 yrs later to show for it...
various ankle sprains thru the years...and MRI on the knee from falling down stairs 4x in one month...
fractured a toe from stepping wrong off (wait for it...) stairs...
and the coup degras breaking my ankle on BOTH sides when I twisted my ankle and fell, putting all my weight on it..I ended up needing surgery and became the proudowner of a plate and six screws..

My latest fiasco involves falling down stairs, I was coming down to shut off a light, after I had been dozing in bed, and whenI stepped, the edge of the stair hit the arch of my foot, causing me to slip & bounce on my ass, down about half of the stairs...and in the process, my right arm hit every other stair, and I DISLOCATED my shoulder.
I knew it was not right.
I could NOT Move it...you could feel the muscles bulging forward unnaturally..and the PAIN was excruciating...
this was at 11 PM..call the hubby, and off to the ER we go...got there about 12:30 or so...took till 3 AM to see the DR and no pain killers till then.
but then I got Fentanyl...which ROCKED the house...and something else too..
and they reset my shoulder...it hurt like a MOFO..I said some CHOICE words (sorry mom & gramma...I sounded like a drunken sailor) and when the joint when back into place, it felt GOOD. like heaven must feel....
I am still sore, and in a sling for a few weeks...BUT everything is back where God intended it to be...heh..and the bestest thing?
I got PERCOET babey...yehaww...I heart percs...I have never had them before...and I like them!!!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Me and my misplaced sense of guilt

yeah, it is never good when I start out w/ a foul word....

SO The Spawns father is coaching basketball this year, and wants Gav to join the team...I tried to put the kibosh on it from the start but he is not intelligent enough to get it, or is too stubborn to take a damn hint...I do NOT want the following 2 things to happen...

  1. Gav to have to spend any more time around The Spawn than necessary..living this close to him is more than enough..
  2. I do NOT want to be publicly associated w/ his father....it sounds so mean and so bitchy...but it is true...you associate w/ those that are looked upon poorly (and behave poorly) then you end up being lumped in w. them and I am NOT doing that. not. He is not a *horrible* guy, but he is not that bright, and that household is messed UP and dysfunctional...

that being said, that team needs sponsored, and Del agreed to sponsor it w/ his electrical side business..which is OK...it is the team, not that coach, that is sponsored....

so he asked me AGAIN tonight if Gav wants to play (and to be clear, he NEVER mentioned any interest in playing b-ball before..now he mentioned it, but it is b/c of The Spawn wanting to play...and he has played a team sport this year..football..he can wait till spring to play again...)
I said, no I want him to wait till spring to play any more team sports, to which he says that he need Gav for an 8th player..WTF?
DO NOT back me into a corner. period.
I maintained and said no still..but I feel like a horrible bitch...but not at the same time..
I call it Catholic Guilt..I was raised Catholic and have always had a misplaced sense of guilt....and so do most other Catholics..I say the baptismal water causes it..just a theory tho..

Flagrantly Lazy Friday

yes, that is me. flagrantly lazy...
I am reading fanfic today and have not moved off of this chair in like 2 hrs..SHAME on me..I need to be doing...stuff...housewifely stuff..like cleaning..and vacuuming..
and I also need a shower...
I also need to buy a birthday gift, deposit a paycheck & go to the grocery store...bleh...& I work tomorrow.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

my weird skin issues

I have always had skin prone to itching and acne..I can't use cheap lotion..makes me break out..some perfumes make my skin burn for a while..make up has to be good quality..can only use certain skin cleansers and very few moisturizers..most glittery lotions or powders make me itch or get blotchy...and I get yeast infections from cheap body washes (TMI I know..but had to share..) & lets not even go into body acne..mainly my back..ick. it sucks. comes from my dads side of the family..

I recently started using 2.5% benzoyl peroxide gel from acne.org and it has been fantastic...has stopped the mildly cystic acne I had around my jaw line completely..I only get them once in a great while, if at all.

I have had an odd thing happen before a breakout twice in as many months..once on my chin and now on the nape of my neck, just where my hairline ends...so usualy when you get a nasty 'cyctic' type zit, you feel a bump under the skin & pain at the same time..well, these have been PAIN first, like you whacked it against something, THEN 3-4 days later the bumps show up..all in all it lasts about 7-10 days before it goes away...but I am mystified at the way it is starting..the pain first..then the cystic like acne..it is annoying and I have never had it happen to me before...I hope it is a fluke..will be mentioning it at my next Dr appt...

anyone else have this happen?
anyone have similar skin issues as I do??
I have to use Clinique make up to have NO breakouts at all..and wash my face EVERY NIGHT. talk about a PITA. oily skin kinda sucks..but then I have few wrinkles, so I will be OK w/ it :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Random Tuesday Thoughts


I am joining the ranks of randomness begun by Keely @ The Un-Mom

  • I thought I beat the cold I was brewing, but alas, it seems I have developed a cough...bleh..I am annoyed by this, but it has not deterred me from having my 5 or less cigs in a day..bad bad me..
  • My dog is a spaz. seriously. he follows me ALL.over. the house...if I walk up the stairs, he follows me, even if I am only up there for 2 seconds..sometimes, I do it b/c it is fun to annoy him..
  • My eldest son has a friend, that is a girl..(NOT a girlfriend, right..Right???) they go roller-blading and play PlayStation a lot..but this morning my hubby saw him waiting for her to walk to the bus...heh...denial ain't just a river in egypt..and I like my little fantasy world I have constructed..it is nice here...(he wil be 12 in Jan...should I worry???)

  • I am late paying my property taxes. and I am annoyed I forgot..if I have to get a cashiers check to pay them I am going to be even more annoyed.

  • I saw a guy run a red light today..the turning lane got a green arrow, but the light to go straight stayed red..he TOTALLY almost caused an accident, good thing the jeep that was starting to turn was paying attention..jackass...

umm..OK I think that is all for now..completey random...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Snicker Saturday

I am finding some good funny stuff!!

amy winehouse, wino, rehab, trains, wrecks
see famous look-a-like faces

and this too...tho this is just kinda freaky...

macauley culkin, kid rock, american badass, home alone
see famous look-a-like faces

Ha! THIS is FUNNY stuff

Makes me think of The Ringer..THAT is a good movie...

Heidi Montag
more lol celebs!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Been tagged!!!

By 2 peeps...one is WAY over due..(coz I am a ginormous slacker!...)
and one was just a few days ago!!
The First is from HoneyWine & the second 2 are from Julie @ Cool Mom Guide

and they both call for 6 or 7 random facts..so I am going w/ 7....

1- I have no full siblings...I have 2 sisters & a brother, but they are all half..not that it diminishes it at all...just I am a unique genetic expression! heh..if that is good or bad, I don't know..
2-I had 2 completely drug free deliveries w/ my kids..NOTHING. period. no epidural..no stadol..nothin....and if I would have a 3rd (not likely) I would have a home birth in a hot second!
my labors were 3.5 and 5 (about) hrs long..completely uncomplicated and easy in the grand scheme of child birth!
3- I am a Steelers fan, by genetics..lol..my family is full of fans, and I think I had no choice but to be one!! I LOVE football..the violence..it frikkin rocks!
4-I was engaged when I was 17...and as much as I don't regret it I think I would have heart failure if my kids got engaged at that age! mind you we did not marry until I was 21...but still..I don't know how my mother didn't lose her mind..
5-I broke my ankle almost 4 years ago, BOTH sides and had to have surgery for a plate & screws to put it all back together again...and I can FEEL the screws on my ankle..it is FUNNY to make people touch it!!
6-I did not drive until I was 22...YES, you read right...22...series of circumstances led me to wait, then we moved out of state where a class was required, and we were too poor to afford them..when I had my eldest son, then I got my license...
7-I smoke. Yes, I do! and I am no sorry, nor do I want to stop anytime soon..I dont smoke more than 3-5 a day tho..I can restrain myself if needed..and my MOTHER doesn't know..yes, I am 33 years old and my mom doesn't know I smoke..LOSAH..lmao..

K I am tagging some blogs now!!
La Chambre d'Orchidee

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wordy Wednesday

heh..leave it to me to be different!
I am just full of many thoughts..mostly completely random..no cohesive theme..at all!
SO brace yourself!

Morning routines..as far as personal appearances go...Mine goes as follows..
Get up, suck down coffee..take shower..which includes exfoliating my face w/ one of those mesh glove thingies, every.day I must do this or I turn into a huge zit..then after I am dried off, I apply a 2% benzoyl peroxide gel to fight said zits... then I decide if I am too lazy to straighten my hair or not, if I am, gel it and diffuse it dry..if I am up for it, I straighten via a blow dryer and round brush, then a flat iron if needed...then I decide if my skin needs to be lotioned up, and choose a nice scent and do so..pick a perfume most days, and head out..now, one of the perks to being a stylist is that I can do my hair at work if I need to, or touch it up anyways...which I so take advantage of..I also apply my make up there..that so rocks..
thrift stores..I love thrift stores...they be awesome...most of my purses come from them..and they are super cute..I also get alot of new shoes there...and my kids get most of their jeans from them too..much of the pictures in my kitchen come from a thrift store..and alot of my books!!!
I am re-reading Jean Auel Earths Children series..I am such a dork..but I LOVE them...it has captured my imagination from the first one I read...too bad she has to wait like 6 years inbetween books..*sigh*
I love my husband so much..I still get excited when he is on his way home...and when I see his truck pull in..I know..geeked out..lol...
I am really digging this blogging thing..I have met some awesomely peeps..I hope I keep this going for a long time!!!

OK that is all for now


Yes, I changed my layout AGAIN...my god I am so easily distracted...and bored..

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Get out YOUR vote

I am voting today.
a luxury my great grandmother (who lived to be 99) did not have until she was an adult, simply because she was a woman..she never forgot that and voted in every election thereafter..
It always amazed me..thinking that someone I knew was not permitted to vote, simply because she was a she...and it made an impression on me.
While I am not thrilled w/ the pool of candidates this election year, I will be voting..
Both candidates have their scary parts to them..
Obama is VERY liberal..very..and that scares me. He wants to redistribute my wealth..that scares me..I worry that he will be able to defend this country should we go under attack again...
I do like that he is so new, fresh..not a life long politician..
McCain scares me because he is of the older school..what if he is the same as we have? We need something different..what if he is too out of touch w/ the common man...
I have no problem thinking he can defend this country sufficiently..and I feel he is has the intelligence to work w/ the mess the economy is in now..

all in all, a sad pool to choose from...but, vote I will- because it is important...people die for the right to choose their leaders...lets not forget that fact!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Remodeling hell is OVER

I am so doing the happy dance ;)
I LOVE LOVE love having a curved shower curtain rod..it gives you so much more ROOM..amazing..
brace your selves, this is a picture heavy post

OK, this is what you see when you walk in the door..(I may or may not keep that brown cabinet..I need the storage, but not sure if it matches...) the door was stripped and repainted and got a new knob!

This is looking at the vanity, w/ my accent wall!! and then a close up of the stippling technique (which was surprisingly easy!!)

THEN my shower curtain, I so love it..it is beautimous..then the wall w/ the solid color on it and the shelves/nook beside the sink..

I am also posting a link to befores of the bathroom..it is 50% bigger now,,before you could basically go in and take a max of 3-4 steps..it was SMALL..now you can actually WALK..it is so much nicer!

*this is the same shot as the plain green wall in the afters

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My kids doing Halloween Old School

Yes, my children decided to go Old School for halloween..*sniff* warms a mothers heart when they want to go as her favorite 80's horror characters!
Freddy & Jason (Freddy always was my favorite of all the horror peeps..he was not only scary, but sarcastically funny! I heart sarcasm!!)
They did very very well..despite one of Freddy's claws being broken & lost one mere hour before we were set to leave...daddy got some duct tape (if you can't duck it,fuck it as the saying goes..heh) and saved the day (he was impaired, but we chose to look at it as he was injured in a pre trick or treating battle w/ Jason...lol)
for your viewing pleasure