My (not so) Wordless Wednesday! Damn You Autocorrect Edition

Every so often (when I’m not wiping butts, feeding mouths, cleaning my house (Ha! What?), farting around in the blogosphere and twitterville, grocery shopping, etc.etc.) I’ll swing by www.damnyouautocorrect.com for a good laugh.  And if I happen to stumble across one that gets me rolling… obviously I have to save that awesomeness for some LOLz down the road.

So today, I thought I’d share some of that LMAO hilariousness with you for My (not so) Wordless Wednesday!

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When I read this one I was sitting in the waiting room of a doctors office.
I had laughed so hard (forgetting where I was at) pretty much every
single person in the place shot a glare my way.
“Dude… Relax!  It’s not like we’re sitting in church!”

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I Don’t Love Equally, I Love Differently!

As I was making my rounds today through Google Reader attempting to catch up on all my fav blogs I’ve been neglecting all week long, I came across a post from Alexis over at Troublesom Tots that really got my attention and got me to thinking. I know!… me thinking … scary, right?!

Anyway, In her witty and amusing way she tackles the idea of sibling favoritism in her post titled Mommy Loves You Best. Not You, The Other One. {That title made me giggle} It’s a great read – you should go check it out. After you’re done reading (and then commenting on) mine of course! 😉

She discusses the taboo topic of: Is it possible for a parent (or parents) to love one child more? Believe it or not, according to scientific studies many parents do in fact exhibit a preference for one child over the other. Crazy… right?!

Well, of course after reading this I instantly started thinking – Do I love one more than the other??

Well…

Buddy is easier to sit by on the couch because he won’t kick you in the head with his flailing feet incessantly flying in the air.

But on the other hand, you don’t have to seek shelter after telling Sissy NO! in fear that she’ll chuck whatever object she has in her hand at your face.

All though, when Buddy does get mad, he’s always very quick to apologize and hates to break mama’s heart; whereas, Sissy can hold a mean grudge and NEVER says sorry unless told to do so, and she still doesn’t mean it.

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I Wanna Give A HUGE Shout-Out To…

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For the second week in a row I’m linking up with Stasha at The Good Life for Monday Listicles. Ado from over at The Momolog chose the super fun topic this week – Family Tree.

And I actually have it together enough this week to link up on time!…on Monday! Never mind that it’s Monday evening…It’s freakin Monday! Yayy me!! {pat-pat on the back!}

It’s not that I don’t love my family {cuz I do… 99% of the time}; but this week I decided to put a little spin on the topic and list 10 Amazing Mommy Bloggers who have really been there to help me get my mommy-bloggin feet off the ground. They have answered my dumb *rookie* questions {without making me feel like a butthole}; they have guided me in the right directions; and they have promoted my blog whether it be by Twitter, a guest post, or a feature on their own blogs. These ladies are AWESOME! They’ve put up with me like that little annoying sister who just wanted nothing more than to hang out with the big kids!

So here we go…

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A Mother’s Touch

images (9)When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things was when my mother would play with my hair. Just her touch would feel better than anything I knew in my life. I never forgot that feeling. As I grew up and moved away from home, I always yearned for it.

Later in life, during my visits home, I would seek an opportunity to lay my head in her lap hoping that she would just stroke my hair for a few minutes. Her touch still felt comforting in an indescribable way and would take me back to those moments in my childhood.

My mother never knew how powerful those touches were or how they comforted me like a warm blanket throughout my life.

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The Art of Gratitude

“Now and then it’s good to pause in the pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

The past couple of months have been filled with uncertainty; several life changes including a cross-country move, a new job, and exploring life in a big city have contributed to an emotional rollercoaster. This past week, everything came to a head as I began to experience a prolonged attack of stress-induced nausea and loss of appetite. After feeling crummy for a couple of days, I caught myself getting wrapped up in feeling sick. I took a moment to pause and think about all of the things I’m thankful for. My loving family, amazing husband and kids, thoughtful friends, watching the sunrise, and the opportunity to explore a new city all immediately came to mind.

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I learned a lot from Tom Hanks and Shelley Long

The weather, as of late, has really sucked the life out of the whole house selling/buying process. Seems nobody wants to bundle up to brave sub-zero temperatures and troop through several feet of snow to come check out our digs, and I don’t blame ‘em, seeing as I don’t want to reach out the front door and grab the mail let alone go look at houses.

But this weekend saw the temperature hovering around the -10 mark (as opposed to -25), so we jumped on the opportunity to have an open house. After we got home from swimming lessons yesterday morning we put Oliver to bed, set Julia up with a snack and a movie and got our cracker asses to work making the house look less like a barn and more like a desirable single-family dwelling. We left armed with juice-filled sippy cups, various Ziploc baggies full of dry cereal, small change for coffee and a list of open houses that we wanted to hit ourselves.

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If This Is Being An Adult, Count Me Out!

Wow, today has been hectic and I’ve not even been at work. Last night I went to bed fairly early because I had some sorting out to do with the bank.0007 GI_57449245 Why? Because I’m an idiot. I managed to pay my monthly credit card bill twice for some reason and normally I wouldn’t care, because hey, that balance needs to be cleared. But it’s June people. I don’t have the money to be paying for things twice right now – places to go, people to see. So being the idiot that I am, I grovelled to the bank and they told me to ring back first thing today to get the second payment recalled. And this is why I went to bed early last night, so I could be up at 9 am to beg the bank for my money back. After 2 minutes on the phone the cash was back in my account. OK, well that was easy.Now do my homework, I need to get that GED! Fortunately I take these free lessons, thank God!

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You don’t win friends with salad

IS497-311My husband is one of the pickiest adult eaters I have ever met. The list of things he doesn’t eat is longer than the list of things he does and there are many foods that he refuses to touch despite the fact that they have never passed his lips before, ever.

Simply put, Dave likes his starches. Pasta, rice, crusty Italian bread, potatoes, pizza…and I don’t blame him, but he doesn’t balance those starches out with anything else. He’s a meat n’ potatoes but hold the veggies kinda guy. He does eat a select few vegetables and watching him eat them is almost comical: he eats them first, very quickly, in order to get them over with so he can throw himself into the meat and the starches, those sweet, sweet succulent starches.

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How Did We Get To This Point?

200368993-001It’s almost January. Sorry, let me repeat. It’s almost January. How did this happen exactly? I’m completely flabbergasted (yes, I just used that word) as to how we’ve managed to speed through 12 months of the year without blinking. As I sit down and write this I’m trying to think of what has happened this year, if it’s changed me, if I’ll remember it in a few years time. Has this year has a significant impact on my life? It definitely had, so let’s take a closer look.

  • In January I realized that I needed to get my ass into gear with regards to my secondary education. I was sick of leaving assignments until the last minute, and getting incredibly stressed out about it. Did it happen? Did I change my ways? Well, I managed to swing a placement at a local GED facility which I soon realized was a complete and utter disappointment – and I eventually got to follow an online GED program provided by a website named MyCareerTools. I managed to get better organized and they made learning fun again. Great course, actually one of the best choices I’ve made this year!

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Coming Out Of The Closet…

… the bloggy closet that is!

In the short time I’ve been a resident of the blogosphere I started to find myself (generally speaking, but not always) becoming more drawn to the bloggers I could attach a face to.  For me, it just adds a level of personalization; therefore, easier to make a connection with.  It’s always nice to put a face with a name; or in bloggyland, a face with an alias, or a title, or whatever.

So with that being said, I’ve decided to slightly expose myself.  Whoa whoa whoa… simmer down home slice.  Let’s not get too excited here.  I just meant I’m going to allow you to see the face behind this sassy little Mommy2¢ blog.

I don’t think you all appreciate how big of a deal this is for me.  I’m about 97.8% sure I probably have a couple of stalkers out there somewhere in the world.  That’s the kinda stuff you can come to expect when you live an average everyday life in the mid-west.  Can you say – walking target?!

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