Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I don't know why, but yesterday I just felt hateful. Yes, hateful. I was irritated by everything. Yes, that time of the month is coming soon. The time when I feel like a Hungry Hippo let loose in a marble factory. I can't get full, feel like I could suffucate my husband with a pillow and the bloat, well the bloat is something I don't want to talk about.

Maybe it is because I have gained weight since I quit smoking and got sick. None of my clothes fit anymore. Cept 2 pairs of jeans and a few pairs of dress slacks I have from the last time I quit smoking and the weight gain came.
I complained... Okay, well whined to my husband last night after he came home that I didn't have any shorts or pants that fit anymore.
He must have left his brain at work or had a man brain fart because he said this.
"Well, you've got 2 choices either buy new clothes or go on a diet."

Now maybe this shouldn't have hurt my feelings like it did. But it really did. It stung. Like he had just said, "Go on a diet fat ass!"

I've also had somewhat of a body image problem. Not like aneroxia or bulima issues. Just issues with how I look.  After my mom died I gained weight, not a lot but it was noticable. And I tend to gain weight in my lower belly, or my pouch as I call it. A group of girls decided that it must be because I was pregnant and strarted that rumor. Image being 15 and having that rumor started about you around school. So you have to deal with your mom dying and kids thinking you are pregnant. FUN! not!
My dad would also pick on my mom about her weight. It wasn't mean spirited, just him joking but my mom always took it to heart. 

I think guys just don't realize how our weight affects us. They don't know that when we ask if we look fat or complain about not fitting in our clothes the proper response is:

"You fat? You look gorgeous!"

"You're not fat. You're perfect."

"I love you just the way you are." Okay so I stole that one.

But guys do you see a trend there. Take note and follow that.
Monday, March 29, 2010

TV Round Up

I watch way too much television. In my defense though, I am usually watching tv while reading a book or writing a paper for whatever class I am taking. Lucky for me none of my papers have contained the following sentences:

"If that was my husband I would smother him in his sleep!" Wife Swap

"Really Vickie? We all know you WORK!" Real Housewives of OC

"For the love of all things holy! Please writers for  LOST answer our questions!!"

"MMMMM!! That looks really yummy! Why can't I have someone come cook for me?" Anything on The Food Network.

Now I have new shows to talk about and read about on the TWOP (television without pity message board)

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution:
I remember hearing about his show about the school lunches over in England. I kept hoping he would come over here and do the same thing. I already knew that our school lunches sucked. Yes some of them can taste pretty good. But for the most part, they are all junk food.
Did anyone else GAG when he showed the kids how they made chicken nuggets out of the carcass of the chicken. AND THEN THOSE KIDS ATE IT!!!!
He did the same thing over in England and those kids didn't eat it. They were grossed out and said they wouldn't eat another chicken nugget. What in the heck is wrong with our kids??!!
I really hope he is able to turn around the school lunch program.

Wife Swap:

New season starts soon!!! Yay! More junk tv for me to watch and my husband to hate. This show makes me look at our family and say "Wow, we're pretty normal and my housekeeping skills aren't that bad. "

The Amazing Race:

I've never been into this show that much. But I love this season. I think it's because of the Cowboys! Jet and Cord. I just really like them. I want to see them win. And yes, I have a thing for cowboys.

Okay one show that I haven't watched. Well. I watched 5 minutes and couldn't stand it anymore. I seriously wanted to jump through my tv and throttle those girls. It's that Pretty Wild
OMG! Are there a trio of girls anymore more vapid and stupid as those 3? One who is part of that bling ring and I think the mother had something to do with that The Secret book. I guess that is where they visualize or think happy thoughts or something. Not sure. But anyways. I can't stand this show. It makes those Kardashin chicks look like Rhodes scholars.

I'm sure there are more shows I am missing, but Trading Spouses is on CMT and its the one where the Christian from Kentucky swaps with the Orthodox Jew from Boston.
I never knew that Christians didn't know about Jews or at least have a small idea of how Jews eat and pray.
Thursday, March 25, 2010


That is the key word in this house. Hopeful! Hopeful that things are and will turn around. My husband applied for a job down south, near my family recently. He did the phone interview with the agency and she sent his resume off to the company. No word so far from the company, but it's only been a few days.

Things have just gotten increasingly worse at the company he works for. The owner came back, and has managed to turn everything upside down and tick off everyone who works there. If you want to talk about a hostile work environment just see this company. No one can get a raise because the owner has decided to fund his pet project with the revenue from this company. And his pet project is not even bringing in any income.

So right now, we are hopeful.
Saturday, March 20, 2010


The winner of the Bean Bag Chair is.................

Prickly Pinecone!!!!!

Thanks agan to all of you for entering this giveaway. I really appreciate it. I have another giveaway lined up for next month so keep on visiting!
Monday, March 15, 2010


Thanks to all of you who entered. I appreciate all of you making this a success. I will be having more giveways in the future!
I was recently contacted about doing a giveaway on my site. Let me tell you, I had so much fun looking around their site. They have over 200 different stores for you to choose from. From cookware to kids bedding .
Both of my daughters are wanting to redo their bedrooms. They found the perfect bedding for their rooms.
My oldest loved this style. Black and white Kathy Ireland comforter
And my youngest really wants this one: Dragonfly bedding

If you have boys, they have a large selection of sport team bedding, even college teams are on there.

The giveaway from is this:

This is the X Rocker Standard Blue Shiny Bean Bag Chair.

I loved my bean bag chair as a kid. They are great from little kids to teens to relax in while watching tv or playing a video game.

To enter all you need to do is visit and tell me what your favorite item is.
For extra entries you can follow this blog and follow me on twitter.

Just make sure you do a separate comment for each thing you do.
One for your favorite item, another for following the blog and another for being a twitter follower. So 3 comments total.

I'll announce the winner on Friday. So go out and tell all your friends. :)
Friday, March 12, 2010

Hooray for Friday

Anybody else glad it is Friday? I know I am. The girls had the day off from school. So we all slept in. Katie is still sleeping away. It's also rainy and gloomy outside, and cold. Where did all the nice weather go to?? Come back warm weather, come back!!

I signed up to sell AVON yesterday go forth and hype it up, buy lipstick, jewelry and even a bra. Did you know AVON sells bras and underwear in their catalogs now?? I didn't. It definitely is not your grandmother's AVON anymore.

Now please please do something for me..... I was contacted by to do a giveaway. On Monday I will be telling you the details of what will be given away. I promise it is pretty cool. Or at least I think it is cool. Go tell all your friends to come by on Monday to enter the giveaway. Pretty please with sugar and a cherry on top. :) And go check out . They have over 200 stores to shop from.

Hope everyone has a good weekend. Now go browse and avon.
Monday, March 8, 2010

Stay tuned

I'm working on something that I hope to unveil soon. Actually 2 somethings. Both are blog related. I really hope, fingers crossed, that everything will go okay and that I will be able to show them to you soon.

We are still treading along, sometimes letting the water go above our heads. But still treading along as best we can.

The landlord is still being... well.. just.... ugh!! Hot water heater won't stay lit and she still hasn't gotten it fixed. Today the kitchen sink exploded.. well not really exploded.

I had started the dish washer this morning, when I came back into the kitchen, the sink was filling with water. I turned on the disposal thinking it would help. Water starts gushing from under the sink. The pipe connected to the disposal is shooting water, the disposal is shooting water. And everything under the sink is soaked. Trash bags, cleaners, cleaning rags, everything.

And guess what.... Our landlord is out of town for a few days. I hope my husband can fix it. I can't use my sink or the dishwasher. So my kitchen is filled with dishes. GROSS!!

We are seriously thinking of moving out. She is reluctant to fix anything. I have told her numerous times about the hot water heater. So now we are going to write a letter detailing everything that needs to be fixed and have it sent to her certified mail just so she will have it in writing what needs to be fixed.

And just woo hoo for the nice warmer weather... :)