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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Have you ever had one of those dreams that were so real you woke up the next morning and it ruined your whole day? …Or maybe just part of the day?

Well, this morning I woke up one pissed off wife thanks to an all too vivid dream I had last night.  Logically, I know it was just a dream… hell, I didn’t even know the slut… but it was so real, that I actually woke up with a pit in my stomach.  I couldn’t even look at that cheatin’ bastard without wanting to roundhouse heel kick him right in the junk.

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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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Unfashionably Late

My girl Jill, author of Mommy Inconsistent, was awesome enough to award me with this award…

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back in November, and I’m just now getting around to passing it on.  I’m such a slacker!  Between the holidays and the lack of brain cells that help me remember things, I totally shit the bed on passing this award on in an appropriate amount of time.  Jill, I apologize.  Please don’t think it was because I didn’t appreciate it.  I love awards!

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My Naughty Little Elf, Frank!

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Okay, blogyville… this is an inane week for me.  Jamie from Chosen Chaos and I have a linky going on called Ghosts of Blogging Past and it’s a Parrrtaayyy!  People are really having fun it with it and we’re over the top excited about it!

I had no clue how much time and commitment was involved with hosting a link up; so a MAJOR SUPER SIZED shout-out to both Erica (for hosting the awesome weekly Lovelinks) and Stasha (for hosting the always fun Monday Listicles)!  Ladies – I have a whole new respect for what you do for us each and every week! You guys rock!

But to top off the madness of this week (link up, wrapping gifts, trying to remember to feed my kids and do laundry so we have cloths to wear); I busted our Elf, Frank, being a dirty little man!

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This Is Where All The Magic Happens…

I finally drug my sick lazy bum off my couch in order to write this post so I could link up with Jennifer over at Just Jennifer for her “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.” link up.

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Upon first reading the title of her link up… for a second there… I thought freaky Jen might be talking about our dirty bits or something (I’m sure that wasn’t her intent at all in choosing that title); but then I quickly realized she was just referencing the place we all plant ourselves to get our bloggy on.

I wish I had some place amazing to show off that would explain the inspiration behind my bloggy genius.  You know, like this…

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Actually, on second thought… you were probably envisioning some place a little more like this weren’t you…

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Shnazy Cool Holiday Fun – Round 3

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Greetings All!  I don’t know about you, but I’ve been running around like a freaking crazy person!
December is already a busy month; but it doesn’t help when for the past two weeks I’ve been scouring the ends of the earth for a bunch of stupid dollhouse accessories that I swear I’m beginning to question even exist.

How many of you are aware of this…

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It’s the Fisher-Price Loving Family Dollhouse! And it’s become that excruciating holiday dagger in my side!

Long story short – I’m the dumb-asses who didn’t do my research and insist on ordering the fully furnished one, two weeks ago when it was available EVERYWHERE!!

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Thanksgiving *Superstar* In The House!

Untitled-2Thanksgiving for our family for the past 8 years has looked like this: Thanksgiving Day, we go to my families.

Just my immediate family: My Mom, Dad, Sister & her Husband (along with way too many dogs); but my extended family always gets together out at my parents house the Friday after Thanksgiving for a fun filled day of food, games (The Family Thanksgiving Olympics), bonfires, etc.

We’re always missing it though, because we are usually headed to Disney World with my in-laws.
See, to say my kids have been spoiled in how many times they’ve gotten to experience the magical world of Disney would be an understatement.

My son, Buddy: who’s 6 (7 at the end of next month) has been to Disney world 6 times. And my daughter, Sissy: who’s 5 has been there 6 times.  I guess those are the perks of having a Grandma and Grandpa who are Disney Vacation Club Members.

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Shnazy Cool Holiday Fun – Round 1

girl The Holiday Season is one of my favorite times of the year. And though the other 11 months of the year I may be less than a Rock Star Mom when it comes to consistently entertaining my kids with fun crafty clever activities; there’s something about the Christmas season that causes me to morph into a Domestic Goddess on crack! {Minus the laundry, dishes, ironing, housework crap}

Anyway… for the next 4 weeks I’m going to post 3 Shnazy Cool Holiday Fun ideas (mostly easy) you can do with your kids for a total of 12 super cool ideas!

My first fun crafty idea comes from a blogger I’m not very familiar with; but I came across this super cute ornament idea on Pinterest and it reminded me of an ornament we made for the grandparents last Christmas from the kids and I liked it so I’m sharing it with all of you.  The Blogitas name is Mandy.  Her blog is called A Sorta Fairytale.  (more…)