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Random Raves, Rants, and Ridiculousness


It’s the new year and I must say it has gotten off to a ridiculously amazing start.  Not that anything big has happened, or my problems have dissolved into thin air, or that my life is finally free from calamity and perpetual busy-ness……. but somehow I feel at peace with the chaos.  And to top it all off……….the kids and hubby are in bed.  I am left alone, drinking coffee, left with a mind moving 90 to nothing, wound up like a three day clock.  You know what that means………

Drum roll, puhleeezeeeeee……………….

I said, DRUM ROLL, PUHLLEEEEEZZZZZEEE!

You get a random list!   And not just any random list…but one that includes rants, raves, and yes, even some ridiculousness!  I’m so proud of my alliteration!

♠  I just absolutely LOVE eating Shredded Mini-Wheats.  Healthy and yummy. I began eating them because I was on the quest to eat healthier.  And I thought the fiber would be great for my digestive system.  No one bothered to tell me that you have to drink PILES and PILES of water in order to get the maximum fiber benefit.  What I have found out the hard way is the fiber basically serves as a huge cork when you don’t drink enough water.  Since I don’t drink a lot of anything, this serves as a serious problem.  Since I’m not a bottle of wine, I really don’t need a cork.  Yea, I know.  Too much information.  Sorry.

♣  I heard Drew Barrymore is giving up vegetarianism because her new fiance’ is a meat and potatoes kinda guy.  Really?  Fickle much?  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE me some meat and potatoes, but giving up your own beliefs because of your boyfriend?  Shallow as a wading pool, right there.

Unless your fiance’ wants to eat them.  Then it’s, like, totally ok.

♥ Apparently, dogs will actually EAT anything.  For real.  Chew it up and swallow it.  ANYTHING.  Unfortunately their bodies are not as eager to digest said items and can result in serious illness.  Two weeks of a puking dog and $487 later, I think mine will live.  Oh, this was a three for one (lessons learned, that is).  Lesson two is I cannot live with the thought of living without my dog.  Which makes me a prime target for the vet.  Lesson three… My dog’s puke doesn’t stink, which greatly aids in cleaning up puke all over the house.  Too bad I can’t say that for what comes out the other end.

♦ Hollywood has completely run dry on creative talent.  Seriously, how many more remakes can they make before they run slap out?  There are very few original plots for movies these days.  Everything is a remake.  Those that aren’t remakes, for the most part, are simply filled with vulgarities and perversion.  The days of a good story seem to be gone.  *Sigh*

♠  Cereal is better eaten in a cup.  I don’t know why and I have tried to figure it out, with no luck.  All I know is cereal tastes better when served in a cup.  Try it.  You’ll see, I’m right.

♣  Facebook is without a doubt, hands-down the fastest, most efficient way to spread news.  News can go viral in record time via Facebook.  It’s important to note the rate of speed is directly related to the level of drama involved in said news. There is no better source for up to the minute obituaries, relationship statuses, weather info, local gossip, and even real live news.  Forget CNN.  Check your Facebook for the latest in news updates!

♥ Did you notice my bulletin points are the symbols for playing cards?  How cool is that?  Well, ok.  Maybe not THAT cool, but at least it IS different.

Elin Nordegren (aka Tiger Woods‘ ex-wife) just demolished the$12 million home she purchased earlier this year.  Her architects and builders say it made more economical sense to demolish and rebuild a new mansion siting the house was not built to withstand hurricanes.  Later, it was also found the house was infested with termites.  Hmmmmmm……….wouldn’t that be something you would check into before you paid TWELVE MILLION??  That money could go a long way to do some good in this world.  I realize she was cheated on and humiliated for the whole world to see.  But she just turned herself into as big an idiot as that ex of hers.  Now she plans to rebuild a new house that will probably cost even more. Ridiculous!

$12 million.  Demolished.  For real.

I just realized I forgot to publish this post this last night.  So here I sit, in the middle of the afternoon, tired from staying up too late, strung out on coffee.  I think should add a nap to my list before publishing.  Now that’s something to RAVE about!

 

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Posted by on January 9, 2012 in It's my life....., Randomocity

 

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A Little Award and a Lot of Sunshine!


Well, hello, blogging world!

I have been absent from WordPress for a couple weeks.  After all, blogging is time consuming and with Christmas hovering overhead, I decided to choose family over technology.  I thought I would take a break from blogging and focus on spending time with my family.  Of course, being completely addicted to blogging, I just HAD to check in and boy, am I glad I did!  I had a Christmas surprise waiting on me!  By the way, to all my faithful followers….. I’m BACK!!

Sunshine, from Simply Charming, has showered me with love!   And since this love comes with a few rules, I better get busy taking care of business!

Rule #1

Thanks bunches, Sunshine!   Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  

Take some time to visit Sunshine’s blog, Simply Charming.  Like me, she keeps busy running around after five children.  Her lighthearted humor WILL make you smile!

http://seraphim6.wordpress.com/about-me/

Rule #2

I get to share 7 things about me…….. I’m not sure if you should consider yourself lucky and blessed or just plain cursed…….but either way, here goes………..

♥  I love anything gaudy.  Bling, zebra stripes, feathers and fur………you name it.  If it’s flashy and stands out…. I LOVE it!    As a matter of fact, I’m wearing zebra print pj’s as I type.

♥  Laughter keeps me sane.  My life is complete and utter chaos and calamity.  And that’s putting it mildly.  Being able to look  at the circus that is my life and laugh is waayyyyyy better than huddling in a corner, twirling my hair, and rocking to the tune of insanity.

♥  I hate, hate, hate for my food to touch.  Or to touch my food.  I mean, if it’s meant to be touched (chips)…that’s ok.  But please don’t make me eat with my fingers.  And if the juice from my peas was meant to mix with my mashed taters……I would have cooked them together.   OCD much?  You bet!  But only in the small, unimportant details of life.   Give me a handful of bills or important documents…….and I completely lose all symptoms of OCD.  I drop them like a hot potato where they lay.  Who wants to be bothered with that anyway??????????

♥  I’m a fly by the seat of my pants kinda gal………….procrastination is my middle name, but I blame it on my extreme ADD.  I have truly thought about trying to overcome it.  For like 5 seconds.  Then, I forget all about it when I’m completely and utterly distracted by the ticking of the clock on the wall.  Or the sound of the AC coming on.  Or the thought of what I’m gonna fix for dinner next Tuesday week.  Or that cool purse I saw at the mall that I’m still kicking myself for not buying.  It had feathers on it!!!  And bling!!  Why, oh why, did I walk away?

♥  I’m surrounded by boys and men.  Not Boyz II Men.   Even though that wouldn’t be too bad.  At one time, way back in the day, I would have loved to be surrounded by Boyz II Men.  I’m surrounded by boys and men.  One hubby, two college age manboys, one teenage boyman, and two tween boys.  I even have a pupboy.  All I want is to feel pretty and be treated like the queen I keep telling them I am.  Yet I find myself knee deep in gross, stinky boy stuff.  You know, like, burping contests, stinky feet, and wrestling matches in the middle of my kitchen.  I’ve been known to join in myself.  And even win a few times.

♥   Music speaks to my soul and brings out the J-Lo in me.  Turn on a good upbeat song,  and even my ADD can’t prevent me from being productive.  And this white girl can dance!   I think I’m quite good.  Although it brings out the cringe in others around me, I just know I should try out for one of those dance shows.

♥  I love my God.  He is awesome, amazing, and faithful.  Without Him, I would be completely lost in life.  I won’t push my beliefs on you, but I will not be ashamed and hide them either.  He is my everything.

Rule #3

I get to nominate 15 blogger buddies for the Versatile Award!  I soooo wish I would have checked in before Christmas and been able to send this as a Merry Christmas gift to my blogger friends.  Since we are already in January, I guess I can bestow this as Happy New Year goodies instead!  Here goes (in no particular order)….

♦  Pastor Tim at Morning Though & Midday ShowPastor Tim shares a daily devotion PLUS he is a DJ for my absolute favorite Christian radio station, 90.9 KSWP.  Take a peek at his blog.  I promise you won’t be sorry!

♦ Corrie Anne at…. Corrie Anne!   Corrie Anne is quirky and I love visiting her blog.  She is an exercise maniac, which I totally do not understand, but she also shares recipes and general stories about her life.  Check her out!

♦ Diane at Orangespicedrop.  I enjoy her sarcastic humor about being a wife and mom….and often her stories make me feel a little better about my own life.  It’s nice knowing you are not alone in the craziness!

♦  JT at Food4thoughtFood4life.  He has been a blogging friend almost since I started.  I look forward to checking in on his blog each week because you just never know what he might write about next!

♦ Delana S at The Education Cafe.  This amazing blog is dedicated to homeschoolers who live abroad.  I don’t live abroad, but it is a treasure trove of resources for any homeschool.

♦ Boy Mom Blogger at Boy Mom Blog.  If you are a mom to boys, you will find a kindred spirit here!  Since I have five, I visit often!

♦ Akateacher at Life of  a Homeschool Mom.  One of my newer blogger friends who I look forward to getting to know better!  She homeschools two girls and is a stay at home mom.

♦ Candy at Pinch of Grace.  You will find inspiration and scripture here!  Another new blogger friend!

♦  Tom at Tom.Basson.  I stumbled across his blog a couple of months ago.  His blog is uplifting and has tons of encouraging advice about things I perpetually struggle with.  It’s great self-help while getting a great dose of light-hearted humor.

♦ Kana at Kana’s Chronicles.  Kana is a writer in the real world AND a blogger!

♦  Joanna at Woman in Thrisis.  Humor, humor, humor!

♦ Lauren at Rein Rant n Rave.  More witty humor.  Life is too short not to laugh.

♦ The elusive WonderButt’s human over at What I Meant 2 Say.  Sarcastic humor and pet stories about the famous WonderButt.

♦ Graceful Mom at Give Away Seven a Day.  Inspirational blog of a pastor’s wife.

♦  One Funny Mummy.  Humorous (occasionally crude) stories about the world of mommyhood.

Rule #4

Post the Versatile Blogger badge on your blog.

 

All fifteen nominees complete each of the four rules!!   Fun, fun!  Thanks again, Sunshine!  You definitely brought a little sunshine to mine!

 

 

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Posted by on January 2, 2012 in humor, It's my life....., Randomocity

 

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Really Randomness


I’m in high gear.  Probably because I’ve had too much coffee.  There’s just nothing like a good cup of coffee.   And I kinda have the shakes.  NO, I do have the shakes.  Probably from the coffee.  Well, definitely from the coffee.  Plus, I have a slight touch of ADHD.  I feel like thoughts are running around wildly in my mind out of control.  Like 10 kids on Christmas morning.  I hope you enjoy the chaos of my mind.

*Why do kids love to run through the house…. nonstop….for indefinite amounts of time…. Yet, when you send them outside, they are suddenly bored?  Is running indoors really that awesome?  Am I really getting that old that I can’t appreciate the sheer joy produced by feet running through the house?

* The cheap HEB shells and cheese (as compared to Velveeta shells and cheese) is really, really good.  I don’t ever eat the Velveeta or any other brand, but I can’t imagine any could taste better.  For real.  Plus, the price was r.i.g.h.t. And that made it taste even better.

* People magazine came out with their sexiest man alive issue.  Bradley Cooper was awarded the honor.  Ok.  I’ll agree…he is  a hottie.  But how can I ever take this list seriously when you consider that Rob Lowe didn’t even make the list AT ALL?  How can that be??  What idiot is responsible for making this list?

* FYI….. it’s kinda weird to take a hot bubble bath while the toilet is stopped up.  To the rim.  But when the plunger has dry rotted, you live in po-dunk nowhere, and you are desperate for a bath, what else do you do??    What’s even creepier is when you just get enough Lysol sprayed to fumigate the bathroom to overcome the stinch of said toilet (actually, it was full of clear toilet water, but it just seems like it should totally stink), you get comfy and cozy in a tub full of bubbles, and suddenly you hear the monstrous sound of the toilet throwing up the stoppage.  It’s like it gagged.  And just like that.  As fast as it threw up, it flushed.  As if it never had a problem.  Super creepy.

Nobody loves me....til they need me.

These two things just shouldn’t be together.  It’s just not right.

* Why don’t they make the light brown M&Ms anymore?  They were absolutely my favorite.  Why?  Oh why?

Such a tragic loss!

* Why is it the laundry never ends?  I mean, seriously, I wash every stinking day of my life.  Yet my laundry room is never void of dirty clothes.  This is why my dream house needs to have its own mini washateria.  Maybe then I could keep up.

* I’m really upset with Hobby Lobby right now.  I bought all this stuff to make snowball-like ornaments.  You know, clear ornaments you fill.  Tons of filler, I bought.  I had BIG plans for these ornaments.  But the openings for the ornaments are so small, the ‘snow’ won’t even go in.  Now I’ve got all this filler stuff, piles of clear ornaments,  and NO beautiful snow-ball ornaments.  When you sell ornaments for the very purpose of filling them with goodies….and you hang the goodies to stuff them with right there next to the ornaments….they should actually fit.  Geeezz!

These are NOT my ornaments. Mine are sad and lonely. All empty inside.

* Oh, I got flipped off last night.  I was going across the parking lot and some guy was coming up the aisle.  I didn’t see him, so I had to stop quickly.  I was NO where NEAR coming close to hitting the guy.  But he leans across the passenger seat of his truck to hang his hand out and flip me off.  Parking lot road rage?  Really?  I seriously considered following him, hoping he would pull into the gas station so I could give him a piece of my mind.  Because you know flipping me the finger really makes you a grown man.  It’s real admirable that you have absolutely NO self-control.  But then, I realized, I might get shot.  Plus, that would mean I had no self-control and would be the idiot myself.  But I’m still steaming about that nonsense!

*Okay, maybe this random list should be called the gripe and moan list.  It seems I’m on a roll with the whining.  I did put my big girl panties on this morning.  I guess they just didn’t do the job.  Or maybe I didn’t.  I can’t remember.  I know!  I just need that fifth cup of coffee!  Yep, that’s it!

* Speaking of M&Ms, I won the ‘Guess how many M&M’s are in the jar’ game at Thanksgiving this year.  We are still working on those M&M’s.  I believe there were 930ish in the jar.  We may have M&M’s until this time next year.

* Alrighty, since I have a touch of OCD, I need to balance my list with happy thoughts.  I just can’t in good conscience do all this griping and complaining without giving you something to smile about.  It will be tough to overcome my Negative Nelly tendencies of the moment, but I’ll do my best.  So here you have it….a list within the list.  Wow.  I impress myself!

* Coffee just makes my life worth living.

* Chocolate makes me happy.

* My Bernie boy is my sweetheart.   He loves me all the time.  No matter how grumpy I am.  He is always happy to see me.  Always loyal.  Always keeps me company.  Oh, and he is going to be in the family Christmas card this year!  I can’t wait!  We take pics tomorrow.  I will have to post for all of you to see my sweet guy.

* Kohls’ Big One throws are the absolute, hands down, the best, most comfy of all throws.  And they ALWAYS put them on sale every single Black Friday for less than $10.  Huge score.  I believe we probably have close to 20 of these now and yes, I bought a new one this year.  They are big HUGE.  SOFT.  WARM.  Best $10 of snuggly goodness you will ever spend.

Love, love, LOVE the zebra print!

Well, maybe it’s not COMPLETELY balanced.  But like Forest Gump would say, “That’s all I have to say about that.”  And at least I’m leaving on a happy note doing my happy dance.  Too much coffee will do that to you.  😉

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2011 in It's my life....., Randomocity

 

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Randomness………Really.


Today has been some kinda day!  Busy every moment.  Yes, EVERY moment.  It has been chaotic!   Til now.  Yay!

Since I used up all my emotional energy, my thinking cap is burnt out, and I’m just plain ole tired, I decided to bless you with a random list!

Druuummmmmm roll, puh-leeeze!!

♥  Tonight was our church Thanksgiving meal.  Food was everywhere.  Seriously.  Tons. of. food.  But you know what was the absolute BEST thing about it??  My boys telling me (on the way home), “I just didn’t like anything they had except the dumplings, cobbler, and acorn cookie thingies.”  What’s the big deal about that??  Momma made all of those things!!  And believe me, we have some master cooks in our church.  So that’s a HUGE compliment!  Momma is rocking the kitchen….. and by Momma, I mean ME.  =D

♥  Speaking of acorn cookie thingies….. I made two things I found on Pinterest.  Yessirreee, Bob.  I made the acorn thingies AND pilgrim hats.  I was really hoping to get a pic, but since we were running last minute finishing them, I didn’t.  And they were all gone after the dinner.  Yay!

Pic from Pinterest…….but mine were adorable, too!

♥  I realize today I’m using the word YAY a bit too much.  But, it just really reflects my mood.  And since my ADHD is in overdrive, I just don’t want to try to come up with anything else.  At the risk of sounding redundant….YAY!

♥  I have got to get off my patooty and find my battery charger for my camera.  For some reason, I can never keep up with that thing.  Oh, wait, the reason is I’m totally scatterbrained.  Yep, that’s it.  Couldn’t keep up with my rear if it wasn’t attached at the hip.

♥  Pandas are seriously adorable creatures.  I have never seen one in real life.  It would probably be disappointing since their white fur would probably be filthy.  But they are still beautiful animals.  But my favorite are still flamingos.

♥  I don’t really watch the news much anymore.  It’s WAY depressing.  But my mom was telling me about this old pervert coach from Penn State who has been abusing young boys for YEARS.  So, I’ve just gotta say, every staff member and friend that knew about this crap and did nothing should be sent up the river with him.  Oh, and telling someone who did nothing is not enough.  You keep telling till someone does something.  Everyone of them………up the river.

♥  Some people crack me up.  Since this month is Thanksgiving, Facebook is over-run with thankful posts.  And yes, I’m posting them too.  Don’t judge.  It’s not a bad thing.  But what cracks me up are people who actually post the same thing (with different wording) almost every day.  Some people have such tunnel vision that all they can see is themselves.  So they just keep saying the same things over and over and over.  Oh, oh….and how about the “I’m thankful for my dad, sis, bro, mom, dog, son, daughter, house, job, and car.  That will do for the first half of the month.”  Seriously?  Are you really thankful?

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♥  And then there’s THOSE  OTHER people.  You know, the ones who apparently have nothing better to do than sit around count how many times someone has posted the same thankful post.  And then they have the nerve to rate someone’s thankful heart just based on a stupid FB post.  Geeeeeeezzzzz, S.O.M.E.O.N.E. needs a life!

♥  Do pajamas really have to match?  I mean, does it really matter if my PJ pants and my top match?  When does it matter?  When I have company over?  When I go visit someone else?  Or never?  Really?  Is it important?

♥  And now my pet word must be really.  Just in case you didn’t notice.

♥  Hurley on Lost just needs to shave.  I don’t care if you’re stuck on a deserted island.  Just shave.  Dude, it’s really gross.  And hey, there was all kinds of junk in the wreckage.  Surely you can find something to shave with.  Jin is ALWAYS clean shaven.

 

 

 

 

 

Hurley

 

 

Jin…like I said, ALWAYS clean shaven!

 

 

 

♥  Have I told you I get to go to the Dallas Cowboy football game on Thanksgiving Day?  Yep, I’m just that cool.  Gonna tailgate and everything!  Plus, the Black Friday sales start at 10pm Thanksgiving night.  Just makes me so excited I’m giddy.  I get butterflies just thinking about it.  Next week is gonna be good week.

 

♥  Speaking of Black Friday…….I better go browse the ads.  They are already online and I’ve taken a peek at them, but I need to start making a plan of attack list.  I would go into detail, but that’s definitely  for another post.  Besides, all I can think about now is….

sh-op-ping!!!!!!!!!

So off I go!!!!!!!

Later Gator!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Randomocity

 

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