Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas is over

  I love the holidays, but it's kind of nice that it's over now. Christmas day was great, the only bad part was my parents missed breakfast, Pop still wasn't feeling right and needed to make a trip back to the hospital, he's better now (those old farmers are too stubborn to have anything keep them down for too long). We did have a nice visit with Hubby's nephew and his darling girlfriend. (need to have them over more!)

   Saturday we got up at the butt crack of dawn to go to the super wal-mart because someone (me) forgot to buy a Christmas card for her kids to give to their dear aunt, so I had to get there before they were put away for the year. But while there I did find packaging for the chocolate peanut butter fudge I made for the family gifts. So not a total loss. Also Mom and Pop were able to come down and visit for a little while. The kids were all happy to see the grandparents, plus it extended the gift giving.
     Later in the afternoon, my sis and her hubby and one of their boys dropped by for more gifts. Who needs Santa when Aunt F comes to town??? Yes, the Disney Princess vanity/keyboard is a big hit. Just need to find a home for it (along w/ the rest of the Christmas haul). Plus it's just nice to visit w/ them and joke.

    Sunday was the BIG FAMILY PARTY, it's like 35+ people, that my mom and dad cook for. Almost all the siblings are there, the local grandkids try to make it. It's fun and food all rolled into one. I can't wait to try the salsa my nephew and his soon to be wife made. It was a huge hit last year, so glad they made it again!

      There was talk of future camping trips to plan as well. So nice to think of camping, it's only 4-5 months till we get to go again!!!

     The other bonus this year was the first time the older 2 (17) went out and bought gifts on their own with their own money from working. They made some really great choices for their little bother and sister. The best part was the twins were excited to see the little ones faces when the gifts were open. Little Man also got his first taste of true gift giving with being able to buy from the secret santa shop at school. While most of his gifts were bought with what he'd like in mind, he did a great job on my gift. I got a very pretty necklace from him. He's so excited to see me wear it. It's the little things that make me smile.

     So I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and will have a very Happy, Healthy New Year <3

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I'm greedy!!!!

  I know this sounds bad, but it's not, I'm greedy about spending time with my family. I was coming home tonight from work and it was just starting to snow. I know the weather man said it will turn into rain, but he said that about last Saturday and we actually got a nice little amount of snow. So now I'm praying the cold stays and we get enough snow for a snow day!!!!

    I love snow days!!!!! The kids get off from school, so the teens are happy about that. Then Hubby might decide he doesn't want to deal with all the idiots between here and work on the way home, so he'll call in and we'll have a family day. Nothing like playing out in the snow, riding quads, pulling sleds (hey Redneck sledding isn't really that dangerous). Even the shoveling can be fun if you feel like being in a goofy mood.

     So I've got plenty of hot coco and little tiny marshmallows, enough sugar, flour and butter to make the house smell of cookies for days, so... Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Friday, November 20, 2009

I thought this was America

  I thought this was America, home of the free, land of the brave and yet... this poor woman can't even hang out her dang laundry without someone giving her a raft of crap! In these times when people are doing all they can to hold on to what they've got this woman's neighbors want to tell her she can't hang out her laundry. It's not like she bought a house in a development that has bylaws about this sort of thing. She's living in an old farmhouse where, you can bet your sweet bippy there have been plenty of wash lines throughout the years

     Now I hang out my laundry when the weather permits, it's saves me at least $50 a month, that might be chump change to some, but it's a nice little bonus to our family budget. I also live out in the "country" so I don't have any neighbors on the other side of the street to complain. In fact my neighbors are pretty impressed I hang out my clothes (thanks mom and dad for the vote of confidence). 

     I just have to wonder why these people who choose to live in a cookie cutter house and follow the other lemmings blindly, feel the need to bother this woman who chooses to live a little greener. I'm sure these are the same people who feel the need to act like they're "green" but drive their 2 kids in a huge SUV and run their A/C all summer long without a break so they don't have to even think about what the temperature outside. I wonder if their windows even open?
   So Carin I salute you and your drying laundry. Hang those unmentionables with the rest of you clothing and tell the neighbors to go kiss your Aunt Fanny!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's not the same taste

 So Fruit Loops and Apple Jacks have now added fiber to them and they claim It's the same great taste. Well I beg to differ, it's not the same great taste, it's a new yucky taste. Why must they mess with the classics?????

    Let's face it, if I want fiber, I'm going to buy an adult cereal and make an attempt to eat healthy. I'll buy something like Cereal That Tastes Better if You Eat the Box or some thing equally as appetizing. I know they're trying to get the kids to eat healthy, but do you really think that parents that care about fiber are the ones who are buying Fruit Loops and Apple Jacks to begin with?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mtn Washmoore

   Seriously where does all this laundry come from?? I don't even do the oldest two's laundry and yet I do one or two loads a day at a minimum. Add to that the fact that in order to keep the electric bill down I'm using the Amish wash-line on the days that the sun shines and it feels like my whole life revolves around dirty clothes.

     I'm thinking there's got to be a better way... I liked the thought of disposable clothes, but... then they'd be filling up the landfills, so while it'd be nice for me, not so much for the Earth. Then I though maybe they could wash themselves, but that would mean some motorization and some type of structure so they'd be able to climb into the washer and dryer and fold themselves after they flip into the proper drawer which would probably mean some pretty uncomfortable clothes. I guess I could win the lottery and then hire someone to do my laundry, but then in order to win the lottery I'd have to actually play it and quite frankly I'd rather spend the $1 on a Take 5 bar (Hershey's equivalent to Heaven IMHO).

     So after considering all my options, I guess I'll just need to get up off the computer and put another load of clothes out on the line.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

How I got my name

Well it's easy, beacuse I rarely match my socks. Now this doesn't really bother me that my socks don't match. In fact if I'm having a bad day I'll choose 2 socks that aren't even close. It's like my own personal little joke. (never said I have the worlds best sense of humor). I also know this bothers some people, so if I know I'll be near them and have my shoes off, I'm blatently obvious about it (I know, petty, but I never claim to be otherwise)

Now if I'm going out for a nice night (which so rarely happens) and I'm wearing my mules, I take the time to make sure I've got matching socks on. They'll match each other as well as the outfit I'm wearing. Which means my poor dear hubby will have to wait a few extra minutes for me to get ready because, since I don't pair them while I'm doing laundry, it can take a while that find to of the same.