Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What my daughter did to my self esteem

I remember when my sweet little girl would look at me and do nothing but smile with love in her eyes.
Those days are now gone!!

Conversation with my 9 year old daughter, in the car...

Em:  "What are those lines around your mouth?"

Me:  "Those are called laugh lines."

Em:  "Are you sure they aren't called wrinkles?"

Me:  "NOOO.. they are laugh lines!  It shows people that I love to laugh and smile."

I could see her staring at me and my "lines", I started to get very uncomfortable.

Me:  "Why are you staring at me?"

Em:  " I was just wondering, if those lines by your mouth are from smiling, what are the lines on
          your forehead from."

Me:  "Ugh.. those are from....thinking, yes, from thinking so hard."

I can tell by her silence she is thinking about something, I'm kind of afraid what she's going to point out next about me.

Me:  "What are you thinking about?"

Em:  "I'm not thinking and I'm surely not going to smile anymore!"

Me:  "Why not?"

Em:  "I DO NOT want those wrinkles like yours!"


Em:  "I thought you use that cream that helps with wrinkles?"

Me:  "I do use that cream Emilie, but it doesn't help with those lines because they are not wrinkles!
         I thought you said  you weren't going to think anymore?"

Em:  "Oh yah, I forgot."

Seriously, after that conversation I got a whole new set of wrinkles.. SHIT.. I mean LINES.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Liebster Award Winner!!

Holy crapoley.. I won another award!  Thank you to Jacquelyn over at "The Non-Martha Momma."
If you haven't checked out her blog yet.. what are you waiting for click the link above.  OH WAIT.. read my shit below first. 
Seriously, I love her blog she is a great writer and I really enjoy reading about her life and the spin she puts on it. 

So this is the 3rd time I've won this award, I love it cause it's pink and pretty!  
I'm supposed to answer questions that Jacquelyn made up for me.  Then, I have to nominate 11 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers and make up questions for them to answer. 

So.. here are my answers to "The Non-Martha Momma's" questions....

Last movie you saw in the theater? Did you like it? 

I don't go to the movie's often, so the last movie I saw was Breaking Dawn 2. YES. I loved it!

When and why did you start blogging?
I started blogging in April 2012.  I started because basically, I was bored. Stuck at home with a toddler and no car. I've always loved to write and I felt like I had something to say. 

Do you have any pets, how  many, what type, their names?
Me and my family moved from my hometown a few months ago, I brought my Chihuahua Joey with us of course. The first day we were here, he wondered off I freaked the hell out. (I found him not far from home) A couple weeks went by and he just moped around, not playing barely eating.  My best friend's husband came to visit us and go fishing, I asked if he could take Joey back with them and of course he said yes.  They are dog lovers, and I felt so bad for my little old dog who by the way was 12 years old.  When he got back to our old town he was ecstatic!!  My friend called me a couple weeks ago to tell me that they can't find Joey. They live on 4 acres all fenced, so he didn't get out. We think because he was only 5 pounds, that a big bird may have come and swooped him up.  So in my heart I do feel like my little Joey is no longer with us. (Sorry, so long)

Favorite type of food?
I love Italian food.. or anything you can put Alfredo sauce on!!

Book you are reading right now or most recent book read?
I just finished "Take this Regret" by A.L Jackson.  I am starting "Red Flags" by C.C. Brown. 

Year you graduated high school?
1993.. I was supposed to graduate in 92 but me and a friend decided to bring alcohol to school in my sophomore year and we got suspended and I failed that grade.

What kind of car do you drive?

Do you believe in ghosts/spirits?
Oh hell yes!  I've never seen one, but I've felt presence and I dream about people who I love who have passed away.  I truly believe that is their spirit coming to tell me something. 

Oreos:  Do you like the cookie better or the cream? Do you dunk in milk?
I will only eat the Golden Oreos, I like the whole cookie.  Milk? ICK!!! Nope not a fan of milk.

Favorite subject in high school?  Least favorite subject in high school?
Favorite was English, least favorite was Math!

If you were a crayon which color would you be and why?
I don't really have a favorite color, but I think I would want to be blue.  It's a soothing color to me. 

Okay, here are the bloggers that I've decided to pass this award off to.

Laney's Blog Night Owl Venting

Who I Am

Your Daily Dose of Damn

Bjurstrom Family Happenings

First of all Everyone is Stupid

Mommy needs a Break

Mom's World

Black Sheep Mom

Flight Plan

Insomniac's Dream

Sassy and Sarcastic

I know that I nominated a couple of you for the Inspiring Award over the weekend.. So here's another one, just cause I love ya so much.  :)

Now, here are the questions I have chosen for you to answer.. I must warn you, I don't normally ask the typical questions, If you feel like you can't answer a question, just type "Pass."  Just remember, it's all for fun.

1.    How do you feel about PDA (Public Display of Affection)?

2.    Have you ever dumped someone on a holiday?

3.    Have you ever locked yourself in another room to eat a snack you didn't want share with your kids?

4.    Do you know what a Shart is?  Have you ever done it?

5.    Do you embarrass easily?

6.    Do you laugh when someone falls down?

7.    If you could change something about yourself what would it be?

8.    Do you pee in the shower?

9.    Have you ever read someone's text messages on their phone without them knowing?

10.   What is your guilty pleasure?

11.   Do you hate answering these stupid ass questions?

Okay, there's my questions, now you just have to pick your favorite bloggers and make up your own questions.  Please leave a comment here letting me know that you've accepted this award.

Thanks again Jacquelyn, you are the best!! xoxo

Thanks for reading and playing.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Happy kids and a grumpy Daddy!

Excitement in the air Saturday morning knowing we would be hanging out on the beach.  Kids playing, Chris fishing and me enjoying the sunshine.  87 degrees on the beaches of Florida, I love that we live here instead of dealing with all the snow that the states above us are getting. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

We decided to visit a beach that we haven't been to since we visited this area, before we actually moved here.

Car packed, sunglasses on and ready to go.

Chris driving, the booger eaters in the backseat, me sitting shotgun shoes off and reading a book.

I see something in the corner of my eye, I look down and to my right.

(Blood curdling scream)

"Holy Shit!"  I look over to Chris and he's on alert looking around to see what  made me scream like I was being murdered.

"A fucking lizard just ran across my leg!"  I scream.

"Are you kidding me, you're screaming from a lizard, I could have killed us, you scared the shit out of me!" Chris yelled back.

"It crawled on me, hell yes I screamed!"  I pull my feet up like they were on fire.
"Shit, it's sitting on my shoe down there, pull over, pull over and get it out of here!"  I plead.
I quickly made a mad dash over the seat and sat my ass right on my daughter.  There is no way I'm sitting up there knowing it could change his mind and jump off my shoe and latch onto my throat.


Chris pulls over and comes to my side of the car, I knew he wasn't going to be able to get the creature out, they are fast. Yep, as soon as Chris put his hand near it, it ran up and under the dashy thing.

I felt a little better knowing I can't see it, so jump back to the front seat and keep my feet tucked under me for protection.

I started to giggle just thinking of what Chris looked like when I screamed. He didn't think it was too funny!

We arrive at the beach and I set up our crap at the nearest picnic table and Chris goes off to his desired fishing spot.  I watch the kids play, and I relax.

Andrew was getting mad because he wasn't catching any fish.
(There wasn't a hook on his line, I didn't tell him tho.)
"Just keep trying Buddy."

Emilie.. not sure what she was doing.

You know it's funny how we always go to the beach and the kids bitch, moan and complain about anything.  Not this time though.. it was Chris who came back from his fishing spot moping!

Me:    "What's wrong with you?" 
Chris:  "This place is fucking stupid!"
Me:     "Did you catch anything?"
Chris:   "Nope, it's too damn windy here!"
Me:      "What do you mean, you can't catch fish when it's windy? Fish don't like to eat when it's windy?"
Chris:    "It's just stupid!"

We decide to go over the bridge and see what's over there.

Chris pulls out his equipment (fishing equipment) and me and kids find a playground.  10 minutes later, who do I see walking back to the car with a puss on his face?  Yep, Chris.. too windy here too I guess!

I yell at him to suck it up and come hang out with us!  We take a walk on the beachy area to look for shells.

Patrick Star!

No Mama I don't have to go potty!

All in all I thought it was a good day.. Kids had fun.  Even though Chris was in a pissy ass mood for the rest of the day.  Luckily I'm a mom and I am quite capable of ignoring such behavior!

Thanks for reading,