Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Worldless Wednesday w/ Linky





I Know it's supposed to be WORDLESS, but this is the second picture I've shared with "Chuck" in it, and feel maybe I should introduce him.  Chuck is our little green giggling turtle.  When the girls were TINY, Hubby and I thought that if he took chuck with him during deployments and included him in some of the pics it would make them more fun for the gremlins to look back at them.  SO, poor chuck has been deployed quite a bit in the last few years... Bwahahahahaha






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Monday, April 25, 2011

Tag Back Tuesday

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    And The Winner IS!!!





    Our winner of the Chili's Wild or Mild Giveaway is.....


    #79 Chosen via Random.org


    Crunchy Beach Mama said... 
    I think I'm more Mild but would love to try the Kicked up Queso so maybe I'm Wild? :) New GFC follower!

    CONGRATS !!! Crunchy Beach Mama....  (Sending ya an email now, and you have 24 hrs to respond of one of these other wonderful readers will be eating your Queso)  BTW... Just let me know when you receive your GC... We'd LOVE to have you treat us to a meal.. bwahahhahahahah



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    Menu ReVamp Monday



    I've been doing Menu plan Monday for a while now, and it's been great, but honestly I have not been able to keep with the menu.  I have started doing LESS cooking.  Although I LOVE to cook, I've found that by REVamping the Menu, I can have dinner on the table everyday, but only cook 3-4 days a week, the rest of the days it's merely TOUCHING UP...

    So, my menu this week will look a little more like... THIS...

    • Monday....................
    • Slow cooked Chili (From Freezer)
    • Home made Tortilla Chips

      • Saturday..................Free Day
      • Sunday..................... Left Overs


      This should take the guessing out of cooking, save us some money when it comes to groceries shopping, and help me keep to the meals I CAN eat...




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      Sunday, April 24, 2011

      Boiled, Colored, Hid, and Hunted.... Now WHAT?

      If you are like us, you've boiled a million eggs, you've decorated them, hid them and let the kiddos hunt them down.   NOW?  You are left with a few thousand of them, that although they are PRETTY, they won't keep FOREVER.  

      I love hard boiled eggs as much as the next gal, and my gremlins could probably down a dozen all by themselves, but I think after a handful it's time to get creative... SO, what do YOU do with your leftover eggs?  

      Here are a few things WE like to do.


      • Egg Salad
      • Deviled eggs
      • Potato salad  
      • Cobb salad
      • Pickle them
      • Scotch eggs


      Hope everyone had a fruitful, bountiful Easter!!



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      Happy Easter!!!!

       
       
      From my family to yours, may you all enjoy this wonderful Easter day...



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      S.O.S. Sunday Oh! Snap!

      Life





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      Friday, April 22, 2011

      100 Truths

      Another blogger posted this and I thought it would be fun to repost and let you guys find out a little more about me.

      WHAT WAS YOUR:

      1. Last beverage: Water
      2. Last phone call: My Sister
      3. Last text message: My Husband
      4. Last song you listened to: "Who woke Snow White Up" (Set to the music of "who let the dogs out")
      5. Last time you cried: Today (Sadly admitting that AFTER becoming a parent "The Incredibles make me CRY!)

      HAVE YOU EVER:

      6. Dated someone twice: Yes
      7. Been cheated on: Yes
      8. Kissed someone & regretted it: Yes
      9. Lost someone special: Yes
      10. Been depressed: Haven't we all at some point
      11. Been drunk and threw up: ONCE!!! (and I was a SAILOR.. Bwahahaha)

      LIST THREE FAVORITE COLORS:

      12. Green
      13. Blue
      14. Purple

      THIS YEAR HAVE YOU: (2011)

      15. Made a new friend?: Yes
      16. Fallen out of love? No
      17. Laughed until you cried? Yes
      18. Met someone who changed you? No
      19. Found out who your true friends were? No (ALWAYS know who my TRUE friends are.. lol)
      20. Found out someone was talking about you? No
      21. Kissed anyone on your FB friends' list? Yes... EVERY day and sometime more than ONCE..

      GENERAL:

      22. How many people on your FB friends list do you know in real life? All of them. (I don't accept friend request unless I know them.)
      23. A TV show you wish was NOT canceled? Firefly (1 of MANY)
      24. Do you have any pets? No (Unless Hubby counts??)
      25. M&M's with or with OUT peanuts? WITH
      26. What did you do for your last birthday? Nothing )=  (Turns out I share my b-day weekend with 2 beautiful gremlins and they are MUCH cuter than I am.. I get TRUMPED!!! lol.)
      27. What time did you wake up today?: Same as EVERY morning 0600.. (I have a VERY early riser)
      28. What were you doing at midnight last night?: Watching a Movie
      29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: My tenants to get the HECK OUT of MY house!!(3 days and counting)
      30. Last time you saw your Mother?: 8pm.. (She leaves tomorrow)
      31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life? Finances
      32. What are you listening to right now? TV (Watching Smallville on DVR)
      33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom?: Yes one of my close friends is Tom
      34. What's getting on your nerves right now? I revert your attention to Question #29
      35. Most visited webpage?:Facebook
      36. PC or Mac?  Both, but... Right NOW? Mac.
      37. Nicknames: Joker
      38. Relationship Status: Happily married for 15 years
      39. Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
      40. Lady or Gent?: Lady
      41. Elementary?: Stonybrook Elementary
      42. Middle School?: Pearl R Miller
      43. High School?: George Washington High School
      44. Hair Color?: Light Brown
      45. Long or short?: Short
      46. Height? :5'7"
      47. Do you have a crush on someone?: Only my hubby
      48. What do you like about yourself? Dependable
      49. Piercings?: 10
      50. Tattoos? a few
      51. Righty or lefty? righty
      52. First surgery?: Appendectomy
      53. First Piercing?: Ears
      54. First best friend?: Suzy. She lived down the street from me.
      55. First sport you joined? Volleyball
      58. Notice 56 & 57 missing?: YES (actually ADDED them till I saw THIS question.. Bwahahahaha)

      RIGHT NOW:

      59. Eating: nope
      60. Drinking: Water
      61. *Poke*: Ok
      62. *Poke*: OUCH!
      63. Waiting for?: Commercial so I can go GET something to eat
      64. Want kids? Would LOVE a litter, if I were younger.. )=
      65. Get Married? Been there, done that... would do it AGAIN in a <3 beat...
      66. Career? Mom... I thought it'd be temporary, but it looks like you don't retire form THIS one.

      WHICH IS BETTER :

      67. Lips or eyes?: Eyes
      68. Hugs or kisses: Hugs
      69. Shorter or taller: Taller
      70. Older or Younger: Older but only by a year or two
      71. Romantic or spontaneous: Both, but NOT over doing EITHER...
      72. Nice stomach or nice arms: Arms
      73. Sensitive or loud: Both, but NOT over doing EITHER...
      74. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship.
      75. Trouble-maker or hesitant: Both, but NOT over doing EITHER...

      HAVE YOU EVER :

      76. Kissed a stranger?: Yes
      77. Drank hard liquor?: Yes
      78. Lost glasses/contacts?: Don't wear either
      79. Had sex on first date?: NO!!!
      80. Broken someone's heart?: Yes
      81. Had your own heart broken?: Not yet!!!
      83. Turned someone down?: Yes
      84. Cried when someone died?: Yes
      85. Fallen for a friend?: Yes


      DO YOU BELIEVE IN:

      86. Yourself?: Yes
      87. Miracles?: Yes
      88. Love at first sight?: Yes
      89. Heaven?: Oh yes
      90. Santa Claus?: Yes (know him personally.. lol)
      91. Kiss on the first date?: No
      92. Angels?: Definitely

      ANSWER TRUTHFULLY: (because I've been lying up until NOW? lol)

      93. Had more than one bf/gf at the same time?: Never
      94. Is there one person you want to be with right now? Actually 3 (and they are ALL lying here next to me as I type. )
      95. Did you sing today? Yes (Darn you Backyardigans and your catchy tunes that haunt me for DAYS)
      96. Ever cheated on somebody? No
      97. If you could go back in time, how far would you go, and why? Depends. Knowing what I know NOW?
      98. If you could pick a day from last year and relive it, what would it be? Not Sure..
      99. Are you afraid of falling in love? No
      100. Posting this as 100 truths? Yes, on my blog

      Please feel free to join in the fun and repost.. If you do, please let me know.. I'd LOVE to check it out!!!



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      Monday, April 18, 2011

      Tag Back Tuesday

      Welcome To "Tag Back Tuesday" .. If it's your first time... or you come every week... 


      THANK YOU!!!


      We have found so many hidden gems with these blog hops.. !


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      • Add your blog to the list. (NOT your giveaways or adds please!)
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      • Follow the first 3 entries which includes your Host Blogs and our Co-Host of the week.
        


      Our Highlighted co-host of the week (will be chosen randomly if interested, please fill out our FORM... to be eligible the blog MUST have our hop button or blog badge visible on your blog and be a follower!!!

      NOW, follow as many other blogs as you would like. ***Please leave a message so we know you followed.***
      PLEASE these are NOT mandatory, but it is polite etiquette to at least follow the first THREE.!!!! I have seen many co-hosts end up with maybe 3 new followers and we have had 60+ link up, and that's just POOR blogsmanship if you ask me!!!
      • After you follow a new blog make sure you leave them a comment letting them know Just how awesome they are and that you are now a follower so that they can follow your Awesome Blog back... 
       **There is NO obligation to follow any or follow back.. Only follow those you truly enjoy....


        and our Co-Host of the week is......

        The Davis Daily Dose





         



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        Still Shaking Our Tail Feathers

        We decided to take the gremlins to see Rio yesterday afternoon.  




        In case you've been living under a rock, or DEEP in the rain forest (YUP Pun Intended) I've added the trailer above.

        This movie is about a Blue Macaw named "Blue" and his adventures in Rio.  Turns out he is only one of TWO Blue Macaws left in the world, and ends up in Rio to, let's just say, save his SPECIES.  BUT, the last two Macaws in the world are a very HOT item, so as you can imagine they are birdnapped and so the adventure begins.  The characters are engaging, the story is entertaining, and the movie with all the music and bright colors is truly entertaining.
         http://wallpapers99.com/images/wallpaper/1280x960/Rio_26174.jpg

        With actors like Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Will.I.Am, Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx, and many many others, you are in for one heck of a treat.  I have to honestly say, it has been quite a while since I've seen a kids movie and had been as entertained as I was yesterday.  The gremlins were truly loving it throughout the entire movie.  The story line may have been over their heads at time, but the music was amazing, and very upbeat.  Between that and all the Vivid colors (OH and don't even get me started on the silly monkeys and all the references to Angry Birds.. HILARIOUS!!!)..


         http://www.filmonair.com/img/video/rio_clipbirdsvsmonkey_hd.jpg

        They couldn't keep their eyes off the screen.








        I am very impressed, not since Tangled have I walked out of a film with them and just KNOWN I had to OWN it.  We just MAY not be able to wait, and have to go at it a second time.  TWO thumbs up for RIO!!!



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        Sunday, April 17, 2011

        Menu ReVamp Monday



        I've been doing Menu plan Monday for a while now, and it's been great, but honestly I sometimes have to make adjustments, as I'm sure we ALL do.  SO,  I have started doing LESS cooking.  Although I LOVE to cook, I've found that by REVamping the Menu, I can have dinner on the table everyday, but only cook 3-4 days a week, the rest of the days it's merely TOUCHING UP...

        So, my menu this week will look a little more like... THIS...


          • Tuesday..................... 
          • Using steak from yesterday as Fajita meat.
          • Fajita Fixin's 
          • Pico De Gallo
          • Wednesday.............. 
          • Turkey Meatballs (from freezer thrown in crock pot w/spaghetti sauce)
          • Spaghetti Noodles
          • Garlic Toast
          • Thursday................. 
          •  Meatball Grinders w/ LO meat balls
          • Guilt Free Onion Rings
          • Friday.......................
          •  Tabouleh Salad w/ Lettuce leaves for wrapping
          •  
          • Saturday..................Free Day
          • Sunday.....................Easter Dinner @ In-Laws


          This should take the guessing out of cooking, save us some money when it comes to groceries shopping, and help me keep to the meals I CAN eat...






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          S.O.S. Sunday Oh! Snap!

          Gift





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          Thursday, April 14, 2011

          Sly and Slick Sister

          As we did our grocery shopping this morning some Jello pudding caught their eye.   K1 started asking for some Vanilla pudding, which just prompted K2 to begin asking for chocolate pudding.  I honestly don't think that they have ever tried EITHER, but I can be CERTAIN they asked for DIFFERENT flavors on purpose.  New phase, but that;s a WHOLE other rant.  Well,  I decided to cave and buy some pudding for the girls.  I generally don't have too many sweets in the house, but I guess I was still feeling a little guilty about the events that happened yesterday (you can read about them here "Mean Mommy").  And the fact that I found the sugar free helped.. 

          Well, after nap, our usual snack time came and I decided pudding was appropriate (again probably STILL feeling a little undermined by yesterday).  I take out one vanilla cup and one chocolate.  K2 starts complaining that she does NOT want or like vanilla, and I promptly show her the chocolate cup.  K1 (who had originally asked for VANILLA) says I want chocolate too.  

          Can anyone ELSE see WHERE this is going?  

          YUP. 

          K1 will HELP her sister dispose of the chocolate cups, and when there are only vanilla cups to speak of..... Guess WHICH sister will STILL have pudding? 
           
          Bwahahahahhaahaha EVIL child, I'm on to you !!!!!




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          Wednesday, April 13, 2011

          "Mean Mommy"


          We have never had a bad experience with the gremlins and doctors, but something had me sitting in the wacko mobile for an extra 15 minutes before unstrapping them to go in.  I can't explain my hesitation, I mean quite frankly the visit wasn't anything I expected to be a BIG deal.  K2 had a small issue with her speech and sounding out the sm, sh, sr sounds but it can very well be totally normal at her age, and K1 still wakes up in the middle of the night every so often complaining about pain in her legs and feet.  I had mentioned this before to their pediatrician, and she thought it may be growing pains, but it's been over 8 months of this occurring, and I thought it was time to get it reevaluated.  


          Well, the doc wants to rule out Lyme disease, JOY!!! So, we were off to get our first EVER blood test.


          We waited patiently, all the while my baby had no clue.  
          We went inside, all the while my baby had no clue.  
          We sat on a chair (I had K1 on my lap), and my baby still had no clue.  

          As they rubbed her arm, and swabbed it with alcohol, I can see her facial expression change, I can see confusion start to sink in.  I did not have a direct angle to see it face to face, but between what I could see and the expression on her sister's face, it was apparent.  She sees the needle, and looks to me in complete confusion, and as a good mother I reassure her everything will be fine.  But of course I had full faith that the  phlebotomist, and his expertise.  He proceeds to poke my baby, and she screams, she cries, she looks to me to end her pain, her confusion. To me, her mother, who is supposed to protect her, to keep her safe, from PAIN.  It took everything I had inside not to loose it, like I'm loosing it now.  Then I see him pulling the needle out and poking it back in, wiggling it around?  I ask if there is a problem, and he admits this is his FIRST patient ever.  REALLY?  You couldn't have thought to mention that?  To maybe have shown SOME compassion for a 3 year old and her FIRST experience at the lab?  

           I patiently asked for someone with a Little more experience, and quite frankly am surprised I did it politely.  In comes Tech number 2 who proceeds to poke my baby TWO more times with NO luck.  The kicker?   He's mad at HER because she flinched?  COME ON!  In comes tech number THREE, one more poke comes up empty and as he decides to go for another try, I had to put my foot down.  My baby was tired, we were both distraught, and let's not forget K2, who was EXTREMELY confused.  I felt like a traitor, a failure, and useless.. This experience was a MISERABLE experience.  I KNOW she has to have this blood work done, but NOT today!!!


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          Worldless Wednesday w/ Linky







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          Tuesday, April 12, 2011

          Tag Back Tuesday

          Welcome To "Tag Back Tuesday" .. If it's your first time... or you come every week... 


          THANK YOU!!!


          We have found so many hidden gems with these blog hops.. !


           How it Works

            First rule is..... There are NO rules... Except.. Have fun.. Follow if you want and please NO giveaways or adds .. 

          ***But a few simple suggestions***



          Mommying On The Fly



          But ALL optional


          • Add your blog to the list. (NOT your giveaways or adds please!)
          • Grab our button and add to your blog...

          • Follow the first 3 entries which includes your Host Blogs and our Co-Host of the week.
            


          Our Highlighted co-host of the week (will be chosen randomly if interested, please fill out our FORM... to be eligible the blog MUST have our hop button or blog badge visible on your blog and be a follower!!!

          NOW, follow as many other blogs as you would like. ***Please leave a message so we know you followed.***
          PLEASE these are NOT mandatory, but it is polite etiquette to at least follow the first THREE.!!!! I have seen many co-hosts end up with maybe 3 new followers and we have had 60+ link up, and that's just POOR blogsmanship if you ask me!!!
          • After you follow a new blog make sure you leave them a comment letting them know Just how awesome they are and that you are now a follower so that they can follow your Awesome Blog back... 
           **There is NO obligation to follow any or follow back.. Only follow those you truly enjoy....


            and our Co-Host of the week is...... #40






             



            So, head on over and show some love......


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