Friday, May 30, 2008

Spinning Anyone?

Someone should put a stupid sign on my head to warn people!

I spent the afternoon with Mini Bug in the pool again today, hoping to tire her out, and maybe just maybe she would sleep all night and I could get a good night sleep (didn't work by the way).

So, while in the pool, with us playing and splashing, her practicing her new swimming skills, I decided to get in the inner tube floaty thing, and dig this...spin myself around in circles as fast as I could. I remembered doing that as a kid, so I don't know what the freak I was thinking, but I did it.

Holy Mother of God, I couldn't open my eyes for about 5 minutes. Everytime I did it felt like I was going to be deathly sick, so I would hurry up and close them again. I kept praying..ohh please don't let me throw up in the pool...and try to open my eyes again, only to feel like the world was spinning a million miles an hour around me and I was going to up chuck last weeks meals, and maybe even my toes. Mini Bug, kept saying, you ok? (she says that so cute) I couldn't answer her, but I was glad she kept asking, because then I knew SHE was ok. I so didn't want to throw up in 18,500 gallons of water. How in the hell would you get that clean?
So, I was finally able to open my eyes, and get out of the pool. But let me tell you, I have felt dizzy and sick for the rest of the day and even still now. But I might be feeling sick now, because its 12:01 and Mini Bug woke up and doesn't want to go back to sleep. Spoiled..yes..did I do it..ohh I sorry...Damn right.
Words of Wisdom...if over 40, don't spin in circles dumb azz!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Yard Signs

We moved to Florida the end of October last year. We bought a house in a residential area. What a change that has been for me. I went from very rural, where houses were far far apart, to neighbors everywhere. I think the biggest thing that bothers me is the litter. That's right, people just drive down the road and throw their trash in my front yard. I have spent a lot of time and money to make my lawn pretty. Every morning I wake up and find trash thrown my in yard. It's really starting to make me angry.

So, I think I am going to get some yard signs and put them on the edge of my property, where my lawn meets the road, and say, keep your trash off my lawn!

I found a nice company that will make custom signs for me, fast and exactly the way I want. If the signs aren't absolutely perfect, they will make it right.

Lady Finger Cheese Cake

On Memorial Day, my parents neighbor came over for the picnic. They brought a Lady Finger Cheese cake that was to die for, it was so good. I finally got the recipie off of her, and I will share it with you all, because,'s good, and easy to make, and I'm all about easy! Oh did I mention, NO BAKE! How cool is that huh...don't have to heat up your kitchen on these hot days.


3 pkg. lady fingers2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese

2 tsp. vanilla1/3 c. sugar1 pt. heavy cream
Line sides and bottom of springform pan with lady fingers, then set aside.
Cream the cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar; mix well.
Beat heavy cream until stiff and fold the heavy cream into the cream cheese mixture.
Put half of mixture in pan over the lady fingers.
Put another layer of lady fingers on top.
Add rest of cream cheese mixture on top of lady fingers.
You may put blueberries, cherries, or any canned fruit on top and put into refrigerator.
Chill at least 8 hours or overnight.
Hmmmm, and its things like this, that helped me put the extra 30 pounds on.

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Fat Fun in the Sun

Today was hot! So Mini Bug and I spent a lot of the afternoon in the pool. Playing in the water seems to really tire her out. Which is a good things, because she has a ton of energy, like that damn bunny, she just keeps going and going and going.

I want one of these, doesn't it look fun?

I am getting a nice tan from spending so much time in the pool with her. Which is nice because fat always looks so much nicer when its tanned and not sickly white. And fat I am. I will have to really make an effort to get these pounds off that I put on since moving down here. Checking out all the new restaurants is what did it...that on top of falling and severely spraining my ankle...which still isn't 100% healed. Things don't seem to heal as fast as you get older. Not saying I'm old, just saying...older! Having to chase a 2 yr old around on a sprained ankle doesn't help the healing process either. So...I have to start a diet, and soon! I have nothing against fat people, I just don't want to be one, and I am one right now! Yuck! But you know your husband loves you, even after you gained 30 pounds and he tells you, your beautiful! I am blessed indeed

What Are The Words To That Song,

I love music, almost all kinds of music...even some rap. I have to admit that with Rap, 9 times out of 10 I don't know what in the heck they are saying. I came across a site today that solves that problem for me. Now I can look up Rap Lyrics and know what the words are to the songs I hear on the radio. Or, better yet, I can call one of my sons and sing the lyrics to them on the phone, that always cracks them up when I do that.
Imagine your mom calling you up and singing these words,Twista, first time I kicked it off with "Adrenaline Rush" Next album I kicked it off with "They Kill Us All" This time, I'm a show you how to "Check That Hoe" Check it out...which are Kanye West Lyrics.

So if your like me, and you hear a rap song on the radio and you don't have a clue as to what they are saying, you can just look them up!

Watch Your Children

I read the news every day on line, I hear the news on TV in the background, and I am sort of numb to all the crime and horrific things that people do to each other that is reported each day.

I read this today, and it really affected me. I am very sad, and also mad. This is a tragedy that shouldn't have happened. My heart goes out to the 14 yr old girl who made a terrible mistake, my heart bleeds for the parents of the child that was killed.

I want to say this, and I am not putting blame on anyone, or passing judgement. I just want to take the time to remind all parents out there, to, WATCH YOUR CHILDREN!

14 yr olds still need to be watched. 5 yr olds should never, ever! be out of your site. These poor families are suffering, and will never recover from this tragedy. Keep your children safe, keep your eyes on them, know what they are doing at all times. Know WHERE they are at all times. Never allow your small child to play outside alone unattended, or so far away from you that you can't grab them and protect them.

I really am sad.

Read the article here. Police: Boy dead after being crushed against a building

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Oh No, Oh My

Kids are sleeping, I needed a little humor!

Bug Me

Sorry about not posting, I have been so very busy, with changing stinking diapers, washing formula puke clothes, chasing the 2 year old around like a mad woman.
Since the baby came Mini Bug has been very clingy, more so than normal. She loves her new brother, and will sit next to him and coo..ohh baby, and kiss him on the forehead and stuff like that, but when I am holding him, she insists I have to hold her also. Holy chit, my lap and arms are ready to fall off. I suppose it could be worse (maybe)

Memorial Day, we went to my parents for a picnic. Mini Bug and I took a swim in her pool, and she was wearing her life jacket, and for the first time, she let go of my hand! I was so proud of her, so I swam just a little bit away from her, and said, come on ..come to mommy, and by gosh, she did!!!! I was so proud of her, because I knew how afraid she has always been. She's getting to be such a big girl.

So we had fun on Monday, ate good food, like potato salad and fried chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs, beans, corn on the cob, and the neighbors came over and brought a to die for home made desert..I don't know what the name of it was, but it had lady fingers, strawberry's and some kind of cream cheese that put pounds on my ass before I even took a bite. Twas a good day.

Today, not so good. Woke up to Mighty Bug, having chit from his toes to his Adams apple, while I was cleaning him up, Mini Bug busted my glasses. So I walked around all day squinting. I usually have contacts around, but not now. Haven't bought any new ones since I moved down here. Now I will have to make an eye appointment and get glasses and new contacts. One more thing to add to my never ending list of things I have to do.

Similac sent me a Diaper Bag today, that was nice, I have a diaper bag, what I need are COUPONS...not a coupon for their formula to be found in the diaper bag. There was a small can of similac advance that's a sample...but no coupons. With Similac Advance costing around 25-26 dollars a can, and we go thru a can a week.. I NEED coupons, more than I need a diaper bag. Sigh...I hope they send some. But again, the diaper bag was a nice thing to send me...made me feel kinda errr...special, in an all black kinda Goth look way. Thank you Similac.

Then I called Playtex, because the bottles that I bought, all leak! Playtex Airvent Advance, I think is the name. She told me she would send me a mailing label, to send them back and then send me coupons to replace them. So, in the mean time I will have to buy all new bottles. Sigh again.

Well, there is a lot more I could complain about, but Mini Bug is running around like there is a fire under her azz and Dr Corny has Mighty Bug who is now being very fussy so I better go give a hand or two, and both feet I suppose to chase the runner.

.....and it's still being written.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day

Tomorrow is Memorial Day, and while we are all having our Bar-B-Que cook outs, opening our pools, and having fun in the sun with family and friends,

Let us take a moment or two and reflect on this.

In Flanders Fields

John McCrae, 1915.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

Memorial Day and every day, God Bless Our Fallen, God Bless our Soldiers in battle and bring them home safe.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

UK Shopping

I like to shop on line, with 2 little ones at home, it's much easier to do most of my shopping on line. Whether I'm searching for clothing, or jewelry or just about anything, I like to see if I can find it on line first. I found out that over at Uk you can search for and compare a range of goods from computers, garden products, furniture, lingerie through jewelery to clothing they also offer product reviews. I have friends in the Uk, and I will find this site very useful when I want to send gifts over the holidays.

Heat is On

Today was a stay in the pool or a/c day. Temp was/is around 90.
We had planned on going shopping for some shrubs for edging down the sides of our driveway, and some palms for in the back yard behind the pool, but I decided it was too freaking hot, and humid. Maybe next week.

I am still getting used to living in Florida. I know back home in PA, this time of year is still really iffy, usually cold and rain. I can't remember the last time we had a nice hot day on Memorial day in PA. Here in FL it's going to be 90 all weekend.

We plan on going over to my mom's for Memorial day. Have a picnic, swim, and it will be nice to have a small break from the kids, because mom always helps out when I am over there. Mini Bug loves grammy and pap-pap so she clings to them instead of me while there, hey, I don't mind one little bit : )

Hubby took steaks out to grill for dinner tonight...I love when we use the grill, because he does the cooking. Nice break for me! He grills a good steak. I'm getting hungry typing about it.

Christmas Shopping Plans

I'm pretty sure everyone knows the term Black Friday, but for those of you that don't. It's the term used for the huge Christmas shopping sales that goes on the day after Thanksgiving.

I used to have to work on Black Fridays in days on by, so I have no desire to shop on that day. I can't stand all the people, the pushing, shoving and plain out and out rudeness of people on that day, I prefer to stay home and hide.

Dr. Corny (my highly educated hunk of a husband) on the other hand, LOVES, that day. He is one of the ones who is up at 4 am to make sure he is first in line for the great bargains he wants to buy. He always finds me the most neato gifts.

Well imagine my surprise when I found out that that there is a site, that let's shoppers shop on line on black friday from the comfort of their homes right from their computers.

I went to the site and checked it out, holy sweet shopping, they have all the major stores listed there, in fact, every single store that my husband would stand in line for, from Circuit City, Best Buy, even Walmart. I am impressed and Dr. Corny is going to have a shopping orgasm when he sees this.

You can sign up on line with your email address and they will send you email alerts when new black friday ads have been posted.
Heck I might turn into a black friday shopper myself now. I'm gonna start saving my pennies, Christmas is 7 months away, and I want to get Dr. Corny something really special, in fact with this kind of savings I might be able to get him several things. Sounds good to me.

Everybodys talking at me

Sometimes, reality is just, well, too freaking real! Every once in a while, I would like to get the chance to be the one who is NOT responsible.
The carefree one, who doesn't worry about consequences, who just fly by the seat of my pants and does whatever feels good at the moment without a worry or care in the world.
Doesn't seem fair to me, that I'm the one who has to always do the right thing. I'm the one who has to worry and fret, not about myself, oh no, there is no time for that...for everyone around me.
My life is so grounded and predicable, everyone knows I'm always there for them. Hell, in fact everyone knows where I am 24 hours a day.
And no one ..I mean no one, hesitates to drop their mistakes on my lap. Because they are not responsible, and want me to fix it. Let me also add, that nobodys there when I need a helping hand...everyone thinks I'm super woman or something and that I can handle EVERYTHING by myself.
I don't think the people around me are even aware that I am a human being. I think they see me more like a programmed robot. No feelings, no dreams, no, emotions...just someone that is always there to help THEM.Just once,
I would like to do something daring again. Not care and worry about the consequence. Ain't gonna happen tho. That makes me sad. I suppose, I should be grateful for my good life and for having the good sense to grow up and be responsible. That's what IS suppose to happen after all.

But just once, wouldn't it be just disappear for a few days, nobody knows where I am...I'm out partying my fat ass off, doing who knows what but having a blast that I wouldn't be able to remember. hahaha.Sorry for the rant. I guess I'm just kinda sick and tired of everyone around me, living their lives exactly they way they want to, without a care in the world, and I have to run behind them either cleaning up their mess or getting them out of the jam they got themselves into. I'm tired of being responsible for so many. I want my life back damn it.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Compare and Save

Back in October of this year we moved to Florida. It was a huge move, with buying a new home, new employment, and trying to figure out who our new utility companies were, and contact them to get service turned on. The electric was a breeze because our Realtor was able to supply us with that info as well as the trash pick up and water company. What she couldn't help us with was an Internet provider. We had to search and search providers in our new area and look for the pricing of different bundle plan. It's not a piece of cake I tell ya.

I wish I would have known about Get ISP Info back in October. After checking out their site I learned that you can get high speed Internet options for your area, from their site, and the comfort of your home.

Whether your looking for Wireless, DSL, or even VOIP, they have it all. What I really liked was being able to compare different Internet service providers, and checking out the information for myself without the hassle of calling companies and having to listen to their sales pitches. I like to be well informed, and know of all my choices before I make a decision.

For those areas where you can't get Internet access they also have information Dial-Up service and Satellite.

Swing time

Mighty Bug is now 10 weeks old and is starting to hold his head up on his own. It's still a little bit wobbly but he is getting stronger by the day..and growing like crazy. So much so that he will very soon grow out of the Boppy Chair we bought him. That is a really neat baby seat, it vibrates, plays soothing sounds etc.

So last night we went and got him a baby swing. It's so cute, with a Winnie the pooh Mobile just like his bassinet. Guess Winnie is the theme this year.

We didn't get to try it out yet, because of course we forgot to buy batteries. I keep forgetting that things now a days use batteries, When my older boys were little everything was wind up. You would wind the swing up...come to think about it, I spent a lot of time, going back to wind that damn thing back up. Guess batteries is a good idea.

So we are headed out tonight to get batteries and go to the local grocery store which is having a huge beef sale. Time to stock up on some yummy steaks for grilling this summer. With the cost of everything going sky high, I stock up when the sales hit.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tactical Outdoors

I've never been rock climbing, I don't even have any friends that rock climb, but if I did I would buy my rock climbing pants from 5.11.
5.11 Tactical Series, creates products that exceed the needs of their customers with functional innovation while delivering exceptional value. 5.11 Tactical Series creates superior products that enhance the safety, accuracy, speed and performance of law enforcement, military and firefighting professionals.
I would recommond 5.11 Tactical for all your outdoor tactical needs.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Hippy Chic!

Hippy Cake for a Hippy Chic!
Go over to Hippy's Place and wish her a very Hapy Birthday!

She is on the good people list in my book.

She's accomplished a lot this year

Just graduated with honors from college

while raising her 3 children (4 actually if you count her husband heehee)

plants a mean ass garden

and takes the most stunning photographs.

She is always there with a kind word, a quick joke, or an understanding ear.

Bec, I hope your day rocks!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Annoying Phone Calls?

Ring, Ring, seems my phone is always ringing. I don't answer calls from numbers I don't know. Most of the time it's annoying telemarketers, and they always call at the most inconvenient times. I am on the Do Not Call List, but somehow, they sneak thru.

How about when you constantly get calls from the same number and they don't leave a message, they just hang up. At Whose Number Is It?, you can get No Call List Information. You can even get Reverse Cell Phone Lookups, as well as Land Line. By typing the number in their search bar, you can get the owner's name, address, cell phone provider, and more in just seconds.
Pretty Niffty if you ask me.

Weekend Update.

We had a wonderful weekend. The weather has been very warm so we got to swim a lot.

Mini Bug loves the water, We bought her a baby floaty thing that she can sit in and a life jacket, so she feels pretty safe. She is still too afraid to try to go into the water without being in the float. I quess that is a good thing, but I really would like to teach her how to swim. Maybe we will take her to have swimming lessons.

We still haven't found any other children around there for her to play with. I feel bad that she doesn't have a play mate. We are thinking about checking out some of the parks and taking her there, maybe there will be other children playing too.

Mighty Bug is growing like a weed, some of the clothes that we bought him, are already beginning to be a bit small. Yikes. He is only 2 months old and already weighs 13 pounds. Little chunky monkey : ) But so cute and such a good baby.

I am adjusting to having almost 0 time for myself. I still wouldn't have it any other way : )

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Stark Museum of Art

Are you a history buff like me? If so, you wont want to miss going to the Stark Museum of Art located in Orange Texas.

While we were searching for our vacation plans, we came across this site, I am very excited about going to Texas and checking this museum out. I love everything about Western History, and this place seems to have it all. They have Western, American Indian, and Decorative Arts on top of Rare Books and Artifacts. On their site they say this about their Exhibitions:

"The Stark Museum of Art presents special changing exhibitions to explore themes in greater depth or with new approaches. Special exhibitions offer an opportunity to view an individual artist’s art in concentration or to delve into a topic. These rotating exhibitions have traditionally come from the Stark Museum’s permanent collections. Future exhibitions will continue to use the Museum’s resources, while also including loans from other museums and private collections. Learn more about our current exhibition(s) in addition to past and future exhibitions".

They also provide educational resources for the general public and for students, teachers, and researchers.

Stark Museum of Art is located at 712 Green Avenue Orange, Texas 77630-5721, Is owned and operated by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, this two-story building houses an extensive collection of American Western art and artifacts. It appears to be an exciting place to visit, and did I tell you the best part? Admission is FREE! Which will give you more money to spend checking out Orange Texas.


Holy Cow...look at the size of these grasshoppers walking on the outside of my pool cage. Florida has some nasty huge bugs! When I saw these two, my heart just about stopped. How in the world do you kill these things. I have a feeling they are going to eat my palm trees, and probably my orange and lemon trees too.

Any suggestions? I am NOT touching them! I am not hitting them with a fly swatter or shoe, I have a feeling if I did, they would hit me back!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Vacation Planning

It's getting that time of year again to think about vacations. In the past we usually always went to Florida for vacation, but now that we actually live here, we need to find new ideas. I'm thinking about going to Texas to visit a cool Art and History museum that I read about. We will see.

On top of searching for a vacation spot that will be family orientated, we also need to find a car rental service. We never take our own vehicles on vacation and always rent a car. The reason are numerous, the top on the list are the wear and tear and added mileage on our vehicle. So for the past 10+ years we have used a rental car for our vacations. Sometimes we drive direct to our vacation spot, sometimes we fly and then rent a car from the airport that we arrive in.

While doing my searching for vacation spots,, airline tickets and of course car rentals I always look for the best deals and discounts, I mean who doesn't like to save money right! I found Advantage Rent A Car to have everything I was looking for. The ease of being able to reserve my car on line, search for their best discounts and bargains, and what impressed me the most was Advantage is committed to providing environmentally conscientious travelers with a fleet of 100% fuel efficient vehicles by the end of 2010. They plan to go green, with the assistance of their automobile providers, and offer choices consistent with their pledge to protect the environment with each and every rental.

If your in the market for a car rental service, I recommend Advantage Rent A Car.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Birth at 65

I got this funny in my email today from Mack a Licious..this one cracked me up...then I stopped laughing, and thought, Oh man....where did I put him hahahahha

With all the new technology regarding fertility, recently, a 65-year-old woman was able to give birth.
When she was discharged from the hospital and went home....her relatives came to visit.
"May we see the new baby?" one asked.
"Not yet," said the mother."I'll make coffee and we can visit for a while first."
Thirty minutes had passed, and another relative asked,
"May we see the new baby now?"
“No, not yet," said the mother.
After another few minutes had elapsed, they asked again,
"May we see the baby now?"
"No, not yet," replied the mother.
Growing very impatient, they asked,
"Well, when can we see the baby?!?"
"WHEN HE CRIES!" she told them.
"WHEN HE CRIES?" they demanded.
"Why do we have to wait until he CRIES?"


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Let Them Come To You

As I mentioned earlier, my time is limited...very very limited. We are looking to buy a vehicle for Dr Corny. He has a Trooper and it's eating gas like a hungry pig. It's still really nice looking except for a couple of small dings in it..very small ones, and some other wear and tear. We know we could get a better trade in value if we fixed this up.

I couldn't believe when I found out that you can actually call a company and have certified automotive technicians expertly provide scratch and dent repair and then paint the vehicle right at your home or office. All I can say is WOW.

I can save time because there is no need for drop-off or pick-up. Repairs are done while you continue on with your life, at work or at home.

I can also save money - there is substantial savings (20 to 40%) on their dent repair work, which is guaranteed for the time you own the vehicle.

They even do automotive brake line repair, again even at your home or office.
What is really really great is that they offer Free Estimates on All Collision Repairs and will come to your home or office for Collision Repairs also. Sounds like a great deal to me. Anything that saves me time, money and energy is alway a Go for me. Check out Collision On Wheels, where they come to you!

Potty Training

As I mentioned earlier, Mini Bug is in the process of learning how to use the potty. Gawd, I forgot how time consuming this is. I've been at it since the end of April. She will go potty when I put her on the pot to go, but as of yet, except for once or twice, she isn't just going on her own. What I don't get is...since the training pants have come off, so have ALL of her clothes. She wants to be a free Mini bug and run around in her birthday suit all day now. If I put her shirt on her, she throws a fit and takes it right back off. Seems the absence of diapers has given her a new found freedom. I don't think it's right that a 2 year old girl is running around the house naked as a jay bird, but I can't keep clothes on her. What's up with learning to go potty and being naked??? Thank Goodness, she does (knock on wood) keep her clothes on when we go out...BUT...the pull up is on her also. Seee...pull up on..clothes on..Pull Up off..ALL clothes off. Amazing.

Ohhh and here is the Potty Chair that we bought for the little princess. It's cute and all that, and it sings to her and says encouraging stuff....but...WHERE in the hell is the tray that should go across the front to keep them in? I don't like this new age parenting. The last time I potty trained, they were standard potty chairs that had a tray in the front. You could sit your little angel in there, put the tray on, with a couple pieces of cereal or whatever and he would sit there till he did his business. The potty chairs they have now are for the birds. There is nothing to keep the child restrained to the potty chair. I don't like it.

I read that it takes about 3 months for the Potty Training process. I pray it goes faster than that...taking care of a 2 month old, potty training a 2 year old, is making me gray real real fast!

Calgon...take me away!!!! Lately I'm a frumpy mess

Looking for a New Home and Best Mortgage Rates

As most of you know, our family has grown. We now have a new son. When we bought this house, it was the perfect size, 3 bedroom 2 bath. The extra bedroom is Dr Corny's office. He needs this space for work and his PhD.d studies. Now that we have a new addition to the family, we are in need of a larger home. Much larger! But we don't want a larger Morgage Rate.

With the fall of the housing market, we are thinking now is a good time to buy. There are a lot of homes out there that are in foreclosure and can be gotten cheap. A lot of homes aren't selling right now and the sellers are lowering the offering price, to get it off the market quickly. Now is the time for us to buy for sure.

We are searching for the best current mortgage rates we can find, and we came across AAXA Discount Mortgage, I am really impressed with this site, they offer state-of-the-art technology to improve efficiencies and simplify the lending process, allowing them to make sure that your current mortgage rate is the best mortgage rate for you.

There is no cost for me to apply or to obtain pre-approval. An AAXA Loan Advisor will help me determine which current mortgage rate offering and program makes the most sense for our situation.

I'm impressed that they have been listed in the Wall Street Journal numerous times for offering some of the lowest mortgage rates in the Country.

If your like us, and in the market for a new home, check out the mortgage rates at AAXA Discount Mortgage and see what they can do for you to put you in the home of your dreams.

Learniacs Contest

Looky what I found while I was surfing today.
Check out the contest thats running over at

Here's what they had to say:

How to Get 100+ Free EntreCard Credits

Are you interested? Good! Let’s see…

…What are you going to get
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How can you get them
Well, this time you don’t need much luck to get them…

1. Make a post on your blog (at least 100 words - I’m not going to count them, don’t worry) and help me spread the word about this contest. If you are using images in your post, you can use any of the images in this article to make it look better and fit the rest of your website.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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Our New Addition

When I was raising my boys, (many many moons ago), I didn't seem to worry and fuss as much as I do now, while raising Mighty Bug. Now, every little hic cup, etc puts me in a panic..ohh no, is he ok? Am I doing something wrong. Sigh. So, either, I was too stupid to know I should have worried more when I was a younger woman, or now that I am older, I worry to much. Either way, he is adorable and I love him. Mini Bug is totally head over heals bonkers over him. She wants to play little mother. When he fusses or crys, she comes a running, and gets next to him and pats his head, cooing, ohhhh baby...ohhhh baby. That's pretty impressive, since her vocabulary is mostly gibberish.
I love the new bassinet we bought Mighty Bug. Its a 4 in one, Whinny The Pooh, it vibrates, plays soothing music and the mobile has cute little Pooh Characters that light up when going around. Geez, they didn't have neat stuff like this when my boys were little.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Make Your Own Chore Charts

chore charts offers free printable chore charts for kids. They are parents themselves and they understand how pressed for time we all are but teaching our kids responsibility is a must and keeping track of chores is a good way of doing so. We don't all have the time to write out a chore chart from scratch and why spend money on something when you can download it for free from

In 1 month, they have a new feature allowing you to design and share your own chore chart designs.
They also add hundreds of chorechart designs so they will always have a chore chart that works for you.

White Trailer Trash

This one goes out to my sweet friend over at Tips From The Trailer

I'm tired of paying property taxes, school taxes, state taxes, etc.
I want to live more independently.

Some may say I'll become trailer trash so I want your opinion before I make this decision.
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What do you think about my decision?