Sunday, August 23, 2009

My Sunday has went buh-bye!

Dear Blog,

Today is Sunday and already everything is out of whack. We all know on occasion I may have a tendency to over react here and there, this "may" be on of those occasions,but I do not think so. My husband "NOT Edward Cullen" works over nights. He has been doing this for at least four years. Even though I hate him working nights,we have developed a routine that works for us. Recently he was put on four 10 hour days. This I did not mind because it gave him three days off. Anyone out there in Blogging Land who has ever worked the graveyard shift knows you need longer than two days to enjoy a day off. This morning,he comes home at 7:30 am and tells me everything is about to change (have I mentioned how much I hate change?) He was promoted to something or other-I believe I was kinda sorta tuning him out at this point,he will keep his four ten's (for now) BUT,this is what got me, his days off are likely going to change AGH!!!!!! For example,he was suppose to go in to work tonight at 9pm, now he has it off. Sunday nights is my t.v night (well, one of the more important nights) First on vh1 I have "Megan Wants A Millionaire" (don't judge me) then I head on over to Lifetime for "Army Wives" (tonight we find out what happened to Claudia Joy, my money says she is paralyzed) then after Army Wives we have "Drop Dead Diva" (love,love,love this show) so as you can see, this Twilight Mom has a good night ahead of her-at least I did! Now with "Not Edward Cullen" home,I do not know how things will unfold, and before anyone suggest it,I do not have a dvr thing to record the shows, or if I do I have no idea how to use it.

Well Dear Blog,that's it for now. I have to carry on my my Sunday ritual of pretending to keep busy, and we will see how this night unfolds.

Does everyone know who Edward Cullen is, should I post a picture :o)

I just noticed,about two blogs back I titled one of my post "A change is gonna come" of course I was just talking about my blog layout, but now I can truly see a change DID come...hmmmmm, I wonder if I am psychic?!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Dear Blog,

It is finally here, my very new blog design layout by Krizzy Designs (see her button on the left). First, let me explain....unless you have been living under a rock, you are most likely familiar with the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. I am addicted. I know I am a thirty-something year old wife and mother of four children,I know that my oldest son (15 yr old) is embarrassed of my Twilight fixation, he says it is not normal for his mother and girlfriend to be obsessed/in love with the same person (Edward Cullen). My husband swears up and down that I wish he was Edward Cullen, even though Edward is a fictional (not really) character. I am a Twilight Mom, some of your daughters may have seen me wearing my "Team Edward" t-shirt at the numerous DVD Twilight release parties they had. I cannot help it, addiction is a scary thing. Some people go to alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, food, I got to Edward/Twilight!

It may take me a day or two to get familiar with things around here,but I will be posting more. Before I go, tell me if you are a Twilight addict like moi, and if so, are you a Team Edward or Team Jacob?

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Change is gonna come....

Dear Blog,

I know I have been MIA the last few week or so. It seems I spend more time reading all the other blogs out there instead of working on my own. Then take into account the kids, the house,my "book" that is a slow work in progress, how do the ladies find the time to blog??

I decided first, I am going to give my blog or new makeover (and when I say "I" I mean I am going through Once the new blog look is complete I am sure I will be posting more often. All the "blogging rules" say to concentrate on content, not what your blog looks like-well, that's just not me. I know if I look good then I feel good, the same applies to you dear blog.

Be patient, it wont be too much longer,and just know that even if I am not posting daily, I am here in Blogger land, reading bout everyone else.

Monday, August 10, 2009

What Do YOU Think..good save or not?

Dear Blog,

Let me set this up for you. My VERY gay BFF (who is a guy-this is important info for later on) and I went to run some errands at my favorite store (Fred Meyer for those of you in the Pacific Northwest. My BFF and husband both have a very annoying, very bad smoking habit (unlike myself who quit smoking three years ago) I somehow get stuck with the task of buying the dreadful cancer sticks every two weeks. So here we are in line at the customer service. My BFF is ahead of me, the sales clerk is a young guy who I have seen throughout the store many times......and to be honest my "gay-dar" goes off every time I see him (this is also important info for later on). So...sales clerk guy calls my BFF up, BFF buys 5 packs of the cancer sticks, sales clerk asks to see ID. BFF pays for his cancer sticks, then waits there for me. I am now called up to the desk, I also need 5 packs of cancer sticks. Sales clerk guy does NOT id me.....what the heck??? My BFF laughs, and throws a little dig my way "hahaha, he asked for my id and not yours". This was completely unacceptable to me, my BFF looks older than I do (it's the facial hair-on him, not me!!) how on earth could HE be asked for his ID and not me? So...I ask sales clerk guy "Ummmm, how come you asked for his id and not mine?" he looks at me, then looks down at my wallet which I had opened to pay for the cancer sticks. "Ma'am....." (Ma'am, what is that about?!) "I can see your id and birthday right there, that's the only reason I did not ask" Ahhhhh, okay, I feel better, I just KNEW there had to be a logical explanation....until my BFF brings me back down "You do know he was just thinking on his feet, good save on his part" Noooooooo, this cannot be the case...not at all. I came home-threw the cancer sticks at my husband, told him from now on he would have to buy his own, and then I pouted for the remainder of the evening.......until it hit me. A-HA!!!!!!!!! The reason sales clerk guy asked my BFF for his id is because perhaps he was interested in him (remember by gay-day went off with him) and just wanted to see how old he was???? Yes, that makes perfect sense. By pretending to check his id when he is CLEARLY over 18 was just a show, sales clerk guy was checking out the 411!! Yes, problem solved....until I told my husband what happened-husband said "wow-dude came up with a good save" uh-huh. Why is it so hard to believe that I should have been asked for my id? I mean really!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I caved!!

Dear Blog,

Well, just disregard my last blog-I caved!! I ended up watching Jon&Kate Plus 8. It would be nice to say that there really was not much on t.v last night. I just put it on for background noise, but I would be lying. Monday's are always a good t.v night for me. A recent favorite of mine is "Dance Your Ass Off" on oxygen, love this show!) "Kathy Griffin, My Life On The D List", the premier of "A Real Chance At Love" (yes, I even watch the bad ones). No matter how many times I would skim right past my TLC channel, something kept calling me to it, finally, I gave in and settled in on Jon and Kate Plus 8. Not too sure what it was that I was expecting,but afterwards I felt incomplete. A few things that stuck out in my mind,

~As much as Kate annoys me, she really looks good. I have no idea on what kind of plastic surgery she has had (other than the infamous tummy tuck)but she really does look good.

~ I liked how they showed a scene or two of Jon and Kate together and they were civil

~I fell in love with the coffee area Kate had made while her kitchen was being remolded. (I'll have an iced mocha please!)

What I did not enjoy....

~ As Kate was putting the tent together one of the little boys said something along the lines of "Daddy knows how to put a tent together really good" Kate's response, "yeah well Daddy is not here". I just thought that was a bit much, it was more her tone than anything else, however, in hindsight, I am thankful she did not say "yeah well, Daddy is off playing hanky-panky with the daughter of the DR who made Mommy look HAWT"

~How many bikinis does one need to take to the beach? I am sure this contradicts my previous statement about how good I think Kate looks these days-BUT-I just feel the bikinis are more for a photo shoot opportunity instead of just a casual outing at the beach.

I do not know if I am going to watch next week or not, probably, I mean really who am I kidding-but I have no doubt I will regret it, just as did this last episode.

Anyhow...tonight is Hawthorne and Saving Grace-two more new favorites of mine!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Jon&Kate (Yes, I had to go there)

Dear Blog,

Well I just cannot stand it anymore-I have to talk about Jon and Kate. Every time I turn the t.v on, I see promos for their Monday night show. I have been hearing soooooooo much (crap) about how poor Kate has to put a tent together all-by herself. Awwww, are we suppose to feel sorry for her? Some where in the next few episodes poor Jon will have to make the kids pizza all-by-himself. Really??? We all know they have money (mostly the children;s money) if it is THAT big of a deal for them, perhaps they should hire a pizza maker/tent put together person. A few weeks ago my garbage disposal was not working-what did I do, I googled "How to fix a garbage disposal" found my husbands tool box 20 min later all was good. I refuse to feel sorry for these people anymore. In my opinion they brought this on all-by themselves!! The biggest news of all is how the "iconic" couch will no longer be in the episodes- GASP!!-instead they will each have a chair and that chair may or may not have someone next to it. (I wonder if Kate's body guard will show up?)

I used to watch this show all the time-when it really WAS a reality show. Kate actually did a lot of the work herself and Jon went to work. I loved seeing them argue because truth be told, it reminded me of my husband and I. I enjoyed seeing her stressed out because that is what I was (am) a stressed out mother of four. Some where along the lines fame and greed took over and the show took a different direction. I am just sick of them, I do not care which harem of women Jon is chasing after, I do not care how many times Kate's go tanning, all I care about (aside from the loss of the iconic couch) are those kids.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Edward Calling!

Dear Blog,

Did you know it is hotter here in Seattle than it is in Aruba,India and Texas?!?! It is horrible! What a lot of people who are not from this area do not understand is we have no a/c. We never need it here, it NEVER gets this hot (104 degrees) over the past few days we have broken all sorts of records, hottest night time temp, hottest day time temp,longest stretch of heat in WA, blah blah blah. Anyhow, I just had to get that off my hot sweaty chest!

Moving on.......So, I have this cousin who I love dearly, but, I am soo envious of her. )This is probably the only place I will admit that) She is a gorgeous Greek-O-Rican (Greek and Puerto Rican mix) married her collage sweetheart,professional, 1 liitle boy and two adorable dogs, perfect house in a perfect North Carolina town, everyone loves her, and to top it off, to make matters worse, she met my boyfriend on a girls weekend to New York City. Drum roll please.........Edward Cullen!!!! Some people may know him as Robert Pattinson. I mean really? She has all the luck. To make a long story short, she grew up in NY, knows all the stomping grounds. One of her friends found out via Twitter (love that Twitter) that Edward Cullen was outside at one of the local bars. Her and her friends ran their boo-tays off, found the freakin bar and sure enough, he was out back smoking (Robert Pattinson smokes, not MY Edward) She somehow managed to get a picture with him. I mean really? Nothing like this ever happens to me-if I were to run into anyone it would probably be some has been from a vh-1 reality show! I know, I know I am acting like a spoiled brat, but I am sooo jealous!!

So...are there any team Edward/Team Jacob fans out there? I love Twilight, cannot wait till New Moon. I have a Twilight/Edward diapers bag for my youngest,I went to the Twilight DVD release party (even though I am a thirty something mother of four) I have two beautiful Twilight posters hanging up in my living room (much to my husbands dismay)not to mention I live somewhat close to Forks, WA...that's Cullen territory. It should have been me that met him, waaaaaaaaa!!! I know my cousin was the one who introduced me to Twilight, I know she is just as big of a fan as I am, I know all this, and yet, I am still bothered by her meeting MY boyfriend.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Small Town Girl In The Blogging World....

Dear Blog,

Wow! I had no idea how huge this blogging world is. I had my list of blogs that I read daily (see side bar) and that was pretty much it. Since I have been blogging (a whopping three post) my eyes have been opened in awe. I can seriously spend HOURS on here reading all the different blogs out there-I love it, but at the same time, my house does not get cleaned. Ooops! I am in the Pacific Northwest and we are having a horrible heatwave-the last thing I feel like doing is cleaning in 90 plus degree weather WITHOUT AN AC!! I have spent all-day-long on here. I am addicted. I feel as if I just got off the bus and landed in the heart of Manhattan. I have no idea where to go,what to see. So many different things to do with my own blog, so many other blogs I have not even read yet, just bookmarked. I have a question for some of the old timers around here...if I may ask.

How does everyone get their blogs looking so cute and personal? Do you that yourself? I love all the different headers and buttons I see...sooo cute!!

While reading my daily dose of favorite blogs, I was pleasantly surprised to see I was mentioned in post. I was probably just a little too excited about that. Anyhow......

Here’s how it works: USE ONLY ONE WORD!
It’s not as easy as you might think. Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It’s really hard to use only one-word answers.
1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? black
3. Your mother? two
4. Your father? comedian
5. Your favorite food? hamburgers
6. Your dream last night? Twilight
7. Your favorite drink? coffee
8. Your dream/goal? published
9. What room are you in? computer
10. Your hobby? writing
11. Your fear? kidnapped
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? successful
13. Where were you last night? here
14. Something that you aren’t? patient
15. Muffins? carbs
16. Wish list item? Edward Cullen
17. Where did you grow up? New York
18. Last thing you did? this
19. What are you wearing? skirt
20. Your TV? Barney
21. Your pets? cat
22. Friends? ehh
23. Your life? hectic
24. Your mood? HOT
25. Missing someone? nope
26. Vehicle? yes
27. Something you’re not wearing? shoes
28. Your favorite store? Fred Meyer
29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? ?
32. Your best friend? dorky
33. One place that I go to over and over? crazy
34. One person who emails me regularly? Dad
35. Favorite place to eat? bed

Since I am still learning how all this works, I will nominate everyone who is reading this and has not yet played along in their own blog to do so now!!! Have fun and Happy Blogging!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

On a mission...

Dear Blog,

It has been a busy few days and you were the first to get put on the back burner. In hindsight-perhaps it should have been my husband who was put on the back burner. God love him, but sometimes dealing with him is like fingernails on a chalkboard. His brother is going through a divorce,my husband works four ten hour days and has three off-so for the past three days my brother-in-law has been over here. I am okay with that. Divorce is not easy, brother in law just needed to get away (he is now back home with his parents) I am even okay with the boys (husband, brother in law, and my two sons) sitting on the xbox all-day-long. I know everyone needs an outlet, BUT (there is always a BUT) what got to me these past few days is my husband. Where to begin....FIRST of all my husband has these "lounge around the house pants" pretty self explanatory-they are pants (circa 1989) that he wears around the house. These pants are horrible, they are made from the same material as a windbreaker (understand the circa 1989 comment?) every time he walks you hear SWOOSH SWOOSH SWOOSH SWOOSH. Honestly, you know what area of the house he is in every time he walks. On one side, that can be a good thing, then I can hide my secret stash of m&m's when I hear him coming, but on the other hand,a simple update of clothing would not be a bad thing. I mean really-who wears windbreakers anymore? So.....I came up with a plan. What if "by accident" his swooshing pants went missing? I have four kids, one being a teenager, it is possible. When said pants go missing, I can by pure coincidence have a brand new UPDATED pair of lounge around the house pants waiting. What do you think, sounds like a plan huh?

In other oh so perfect, can never do anything wrong cousin met my boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, also known as Edward Cullen from Twilight. More about that in my next post.

Till then....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Personal Space.....NOT!!

Dear Blog,
I was in the grocery today picking up a few last minute things. My kids have been pretty good (shocking!) so I decided I would pick them up some doughnuts. Yes, I should have stuck with strawberries and whip cream-maybe next time. This particular doughnut case is one of the better ones I have seen. Plenty to chose from, freshly baked. Second best to Krispy Kreme. Anyhow....I am standing there, minding my own business, having fun in choosing one doughnut for each of my kids. All of a sudden this lady comes up behind me, and when I say behind me I mean she barely gave me enough room to move. How rude!!!! I was hoping that once I was finished making my selections she would apologize, smile politely, something, anything. I got nothing!! I think there should not be one of those "please stand behind the red line" signs at the doughnut case. I need my personal space, I am not very comfortable if someone intrudes on my personal space....much less a complete stranger. So anyway, I let my annoyance get the best of me, walked away muttering under my breath "it's not as if she needed a doughnut". Have I mentioned I am Italian and I have a bad temper? I know, no excuse, but still......

Tomorrow starts the big diet, that should give me plenty of blogging material. I know, just what the blogging world needs, one more blog about dieting.

Till tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My First Post

Dear Blog,

My very first post! I was just spending some time (all day) on blogger reading the many different blogs that are out there. Some bloggers have been doing this for years. I went back and read some of their very first post, then their most recent. I really enjoyed it (yes, I need to get out more) If any old time bloggers are reading this, I am curious to know-how has blogging helped you, if at all? I am making the assumption that a lot of people start blogging in hopes to one way or another become published.....yay or nay? I was advised by a fellow Blogger that Blogging can offer many wonderful opportunities, just to stay focused on who you are. I thought that was some good advice.

About me-
Stay-at-home mom of four/working on what I hope to be my first novel/addicted to Starbucks and Myspace (not necessarily in that order)/loves to read , especially Blogs/trying hard to lose some baby weight (my youngest is two, can I still use that excuse?)/LOVES LOVES LOVES the Twilight series (everyone needs their own Edward)/so NOT a morning person but wish I was/Desperate Housewives and Cold Case are my two favorite shows/I cannot live without coconut oil/in love with Brad Pitt and Ralph Macchio equally/Goodfellas is my absolute favorite movie of all time.

Anything else you want to know, just ask!!

Happy Blogging,