Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Woe is Me

How many pair of flip flops can one girl own? The last I checked you could only wear one pair at a time. However, I was told that you should have a pair to match pretty much every t-shirt you intend on wearing over the summer. Then you need to have a specific pair to wear before and after a tennis match and also a specific pair for basketball. How foolish of me!


And then there's the cami's. How many cami's can one girl own? You can only wear one at a time right? WRONG! You wear 2 or 3 at a time and heaven forbid you wear one of the same colors in the same week!

And then, you need to buy more flip flops to match all the new cami's you have! UGGGGG!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Rape

I'm going to blog here about a very sensitive subject. Rape! No, I don't mean the act of one human being violating another (I've got your interest now huh), I'm talking about bird rape. It is going on all around us. It frightening, horrifying and shameful. I, as of yet, have seen a willing female participant in this horrific act. These poor little girl birdies have no where to run (fly) and no where to hide. It's a sad, sad sight I tell you. And not only are the female birdies being violated against their will, but the poor little female kitties are as well. The other morning, very early I might add, I was awaken by a cat fight. That female did not give in so easy. YOU GO LITTLE GIRL KITTY CAT! Something needs to be done and I suggest you contact your local congressman!

*This post by no means is meant to make light of rape, it is a very sensitive subject and it sickens me to no end (which is why these little male birdies really tick me off). Please understand I am merely commenting on our winged and furry friends reproduction process.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday's Favorite Five!

How about some humor to start your weekend off right!
Laughing does a body good!
Please share a laugh or two with us as well!








Thursday, March 26, 2009

Crocs


One good thing about warm weather coming in is comfy footwear. I love Crocs. They have got to be the most comfortable thing ever to house my little tootsies. I have a pair that is so worn down that I can feel every little pebble I walk across, but I refuse to give those babies up. I bought a brand made by Scrubs and those are like walking on clouds. Who can't love these things, I mean you can buy a pair in every color imaginable. For some though, they pose the problem of keeping them on while actually walking (I'm not mentioning any names....Pat). For me, it's Crocs or nothing baby, in fact, it's time to go Croc shopping!
Look, even Kennie Tennis Bear has some (I told you Build-A-Bear has everything).

Aren't they just too cute! I'm seriously looking for a pair just like em!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cuddly Buddy

I've run across another wonderful blogger by the name of Grandma J. She has a cuddly buddy by the name of Phillip Johnny Bob (PJB) who, from what I can tell, has been on some exciting adventures. I had mentioned to her that I would have to introduce PJB to my cuddly buddy.....

KENNIE TENNIE BEAR

Kennie Tennie Bear was given to me by my daughter Kenzie
(she decided I could cuddle with this and leave her alone).
She was created at Build-A-Bear Workshop and adopted by our family.
It's kinda hard to tell from the pic but she has her little tennis t-shirt and tennis skort.

This is her buddy George. He's a soccer star disguised as a monkey. Kenzie created and adopted George about 7 or 8 years ago. He was our first member from the Build-A-Bear family.



Here is the whole clan (it is very addicting). In the back is George and Lily, Lily was also created and adopted by Kenzie for an Easter gift the year after George came along (George was lonely and needed a friend). In front of George is Chloe, I created and adopted her when Lily came along (who says this is kid stuff) and of course we have Kennie Tennie Bear who is only about 6 months old. Now for those of you who have never been to Build-A-Bear (and I don't care how old you are), I say GO GO GO! It's alot of fun. They have every kind of outfit and accessory you could imagine. You could literally blow your whole pay check in there.

Look at her, she's such a ham!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Sound Of Music


As I'm seasoning in life, I realize that I love listening to the piano. I'm not a big jazz fan and don't particularly care for the symphony, but there is something about the piano that has captured me. It seems to be able to take me on a journey of so many emotions. It can be soft and soothing, and in an instant turn into something fierce and angry, and then a little toe-tapping tune comes along. I love to just hold on for the ride while I'm listening to it. It used to bother me how animated the pianist became while playing, but now I GET IT! How can you make an instrument like that talk without FEELING exactly what you want it to say? Bravo I say, Bravo.

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Soothing Melody? NOT!


Don't cha just love hearing the little birdies just a singing their little birdie hearts out? It's truly a beautiful sound. We have a huge tree outside our bedroom window. Every year, this tree calls out to all the little birdies to come live in it. Now when I say right outside our bedroom window, I mean you can open the window reach out and touch some of the leaves. Since the birdies all love this great big tree, it allows us to enjoy their beautiful birdie melodies. However, as the sun starts coming up earlier, their little melodies start a little bit earlier. By May their little tweeting voices start in at about 5 a.m. and we're ready to take a cannon and fire it out the window at the big old tree that houses all the cute little birdies. Don't get me wrong - I'm all for the melodies of the morning but I'd sure appreciate those melodies starting just a little later in the morning.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday's Favorite Five!

Today I thought I'd share my top 5 favorite cereals. Now, believe it or not, this was not an easy task for me because I LOVE CEREAL! It's the perfect snack or a quick meal. I know, I know, it's not the healthiest of things to eat (at least not the kind I like), but it's so convenient and always hits the spot.



This is my most favorite. I absolutely love these in the morning.











These are great to nibble on anytime of the day, with or without milk. Makes a great finger food don't cha think! These are also great to make trail mixes with.









I'll eat these the same as Froot Loops, with or without milk. If I'm wanting something sweet while watching TV in the evenings, I'll grab either these or Froot Loops.








Who doesn't enjoy a bowl of Apple Jacks with ice cold milk? YUMMY!








Last but not least, yea, I gotta have em (not as often as the above mentioned, but they're still good).








So, care to share a few of your favorites? I know that the majority of you are a healthy bunch so I'll expect to see bran flakes and grape nuts (boring).

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Birth-Day!


Today, my only son, Brad, turns 22 years old. He has been a spit-fire from the moment he was born. That child was always going full blast 24/7. He learned at walk at the age of 9 months, babbled incessantly from the moment he knew he could make a noise come from his mouth, and never, ever, took a moment to just STOP!! He had no interest in school at all. I remember in 3rd grade, they were leaving an assembly in the gym and had to wait in a line until their turn to exit. He happened to be standing underneath the fire alarm and guess what - just wanted to jump to see if he could reach it. Well not only did he reach it, he set it off. The whole school was evacuated. Brad was also very inquisitive as to how things came apart. One day, while having a time-out in his room, he decided to take his little tool box set and remove the door knob. Needless to say, that time-out lasted a little longer than expected. One year he received a remote control car for Christmas. Again, he had gotten into trouble and was sent to his room, when I had went up to tell him he cold come out (it had probably only been about 15-20 minutes), he had completely taken this car and the remote apart. He was probably around 5 or 6 then. These are just a couple of the antics he pulled. There was never a dull moment with him. He still likes to take things apart, but at least now he puts them back together. So here's to a Happy Birth-Day for my son!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I HATE OHIO!

If I'd had the choice, I would've never been born here in Ohio! My heart has always longed to live near the mountains in a warmer climate, maybe further south or out west. I would love to be able to wake in the mornings, look out the french doors in my bedroom that lead out to my second story balcony (that has a hot tub) and view the the sun rising over the mountains. I have always wanted to move away from here but the timing has never been quite right. With Kenzie being a sophomore, I figure I can take another 2 years, but then, I'M OUTTA HERE! I want to get away from the traffic, the ever-watchful neighbors, the barking dogs. I want about 5 acres of wooded land and I'm planting my house smack dap in the center of it. My nearest neighbor would be about 5 miles down the road. No, I'm not a recluse, but I do enjoy my privacy. I love to sit outside and listen to nothing, I want to be able to lay in my hammock for hours on end just reading with no interruptions. I don't know about you, but there are times when I need solitude so that I can regroup in order to function normally again. OH CALGON, TAKE ME AWAY!!! So, with that being said, if any of you know of where I can find "my paradise" please fill me in.
P.S. I'm also accepting donations of the monetary kind!! lol

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I NEED a Hammock!


I have come to the realization that my body NEEDS a hammock. When I was younger we used to have one. Of course, my brother and I would constantly flip each other out of it so I never saw the relaxing value that it contained. Now, I think I NEED one! I could easily see myself in one allowing life's burdens to fade away (that is until I have to get up again). One of Kenzies friends have one in their front room (it's a nice one I can assure you). If we had one in ours, there would be another world war break out (so much for relaxing huh).
I'd also like to suggest a new video blog my husband started. For those of you who already follow his daily blog, you might enjoy this one as well! However, you know when you've listened to a DJ forever and then you finally see him and he's just not what you picture him to be....... LOL! But seriously, you'll get to see his quirkyness up close and personal now. I'll give it a 5 star rating.

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Bonding Moment!!


I have something that I've got to share..... Saturday, Kenzie and I actually spent the whole day together shopping, then dinner, and only had 1 incident. Oh it was wonderful! I knew my kid was in there somewhere (I joke, she's really not that bad, just has her typical "teenage" moments)! Then, to top it off, she "thanked" me and told me she had had a "GREAT" day! Brings a tear to the eye I tell ya!! She hadn't been feeling well all week so she was exta cuddly as well. She also finished her driving instruction so dad is going to take her Friday for her test. Keep your fingers crossed for her.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday's Favorite Five!

For this weeks favorite five I thought I'd list my favorite TV shows.
First would be The Mentalist with Simon Baker. This show is great! A little mystery, a little intrigue and alot of eye candy! Whew, he's a cutie!


Next would be Greek. Kenzie got me hooked on this show during it's first season. We are now prearing to start season 3 and I've never missed an episode. Lots of good humor!!


Now, Scrubs. Who doesn't love this show. It's so stupid you have to laugh!!


A new one for me this year is House. Yet another Kenzie has gotten me hooked on (she also hooked dad as well). I've had to go to the library and catch up on all the seasons.
If I'm ever in need of a doctor, DON'T call House!!!



And last but not least, LOST! I am not exaggerating when I say I am totally lost watching LOST! This show has really went off the deep end.


And there you have it. What are some of your favorites?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Innocence In Murder?


This will probably be a touchy subject. How do you guys feel about the recent stories where children are murdering members of their family. Is an 8 year old capable of uderstanding the finality of death? Do they truly realize that "daddy" won't be back tomorrow? Yes, they committed the act, yes, they knew how to load the gun and pull the trigger, but in most cases, who taught them to do it anyway and why on earth would any parent want to teach an 8 year old how to load and fire a gun. I'm not saying that it justifies the action but come on. My granddaughter is 8 and I can guarantee you she does not understand that if she were to "shoot" mommy today because she was being punished for something, "mommy" would not be back tomorrow. She knows that when people die they go to heaven, but to her, heaven is just another place to live, no different than living in another house on another street. I don't know how I feel on this issue, the act in itself is horrendous and then to lose a loved one even escalates it more. Kenzie done a report of whether an "adolescent" should be tried as an adult for such a crime but in all the language she read it never mentioned just what age an "adolescent" was. According to Webster's, the definition of adolescense is: the time of life between puberty and maturity. Hmmmm that covers a lot of ground huh? Now, the definition of child is: a boy or girl before puberty. I'm sorry, has an 8 year old gone through puberty yet? Therefore, he is still a child and needs to be treated as such. You cannot try him as an adult, yes he shot someone, but he does not think as an adult does. Yes, he committed the act of an adult, but he was taught to do it by an adult. UGGGG! This is a really frustrating issue for me. Care to comment???

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

AWARDS!



I would like to give out a "WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD" award to all of my new friends here in the blogging world that have made me feel very welcome. I absolutely love doing this and really appreciate all you guys taking the time to come to my page and comment. You sure know how to make a girl feel "WELCOME".

I would like to recognize:
Pat J (at least in HIS mind) Knows It All (my biggest supporter)
Day by Day.... My Life As A Busy Bee (Suz)

Me Melanie

http://memelaniemel.blogspot.com/

Unglazed (Jen)

http://unglazed.blogspot.com/

With My Whole Heart (Maria)


WIXY's Gone Bananas (Cliff)

http://wixygrad.blogspot.com/

This and That (Poo)

http://everythingandinbetween.blogspot.com/

You sure know how to make a girl feel "WELCOME".

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Comedy vs. Thriller!


When it comes to movies, I am all about comedy! One of my favorite things to laugh at is when practical jokes are being played on people. There is nothing funnier than an innocent shopper going to slide open the freezer just to have someone pop out and scare the holy crap out of them! I'm chuckling just thinking about it. Oh you gotta love the element of surprise. However, with that being said, I absolutely hate scary movies. Hate the suspense of knowing someone is going to jump out and cut someone's head off or chop them up with a chainsaw. Uggg! And of course, the bad guy never dies (ie: Freddie Kruger, Michael Myers), I mean come on, how can they be incinerated and yet come back for yet another revenge. NO THANK YOU! I had seen Carrie with Sissy Spacek in it and to this day, cannot even look at a commercial advertising it. The scene where she comes up the steps covered in blood..... well, let's just say I avoided walking past our basement door for several YEARS after that.

Luckily, both my husband and daughter enjoy the light-hearted world of comedy as well. Don't get me wrong, I love a good chick flick but a comedy can really lift one's spirit.

*I would whole heartedly recommend watching Jeff Dunham. He's on comedy central quite a bit. He's a ventriloquist and has created several characters that are - how shall we say it - HILARIOUS! We've been able to rent his two DVD's from our local library (Arguing With Myself and Spark of Insanity). Here is a clip from youtube, hope you enjoy!!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQm_8vX3sYU

Monday, March 9, 2009

True or False?


Guess which of the following are true and which are false?
(Answers are below)


1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

2. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.

3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 years.

4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.

5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!

6. Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.

7. Forty people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.

8. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old..

9. The average person over 50 will have spent 5 years waiting in lines..

10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.

11. The average housefly lives for one month.

12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.

14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute..

15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than any other time of day.

16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.

17. The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.

18. The only two animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot.

19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in 'An Officer and a Gentleman' and 'Tootsie.'
20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State Anthem.

21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.

22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane, just in case there is a crash.

23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.

24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are used in vein transplant surgery.

25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins. 26. If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.. Now, scroll down for the answers.........................



They are all TRUE ... Now go back and think about #16!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Time for a Change


I love gaining an hour of daylight. However, for the first couple of days, I'm a little out of sorts after the time change. To make matters worse, my husband will change the clocks sometime during the day today and then I'm totally lost. Most people change them before the go to bed tonight (I don't know of anyone who gets up at 2 a.m. to change them and if I did, I'd tell them they had some issues), not my husband. WHY do you ask, I have no friggin idea! I used to think he did it just to fool with me, but NO, he feels the need for whatever reason to change them in the middle of the day. Now I've belly ached quite a bit about it so he'll leave a couple of them on the right time but for the most part our daylight savings will start sometime today (he's probably already changed them).

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday's Favorite Five!

I thought that with SPRING right around the corner
I'd share with you my favorite outdoor flowers.

Hyacinth - Ohhhh, nothing smells better than a Hyacinth! If I see one, I've got to stop and smell it! This scent, no matter how hard they try, can never be duplicated. It's one of God's own!


Rose - Who doesn't love a rose. Not only are they nice to smell, but to receive them from someone you love - now that' s priceless (HINT HINT Mr. P).


Lilacs - We have a huge bush in our side yard. Cannot wait until they bloom so I can cut a huge bunch of them to bring into the house.


Daffodils - What can I say, they make me feel warmer just looking at them!


Pansy’s - What flower garden doesn't have a pansy! I love to try different color variations since they offer so many.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Twit


My husband is a twit, that tweets on twitter. Go to his blog (PatJknowsitall) to check out his new Twitter page (and don't forget to call him a twit).

Reality TV!!

I'll admit it! I'm hooked on Reality TV!
Now I don't watch all of them but I have listed the one's that I do enjoy!
Amazing Race - My most favorite of them all! I could watch this show year-round!
I am so envious of all the places they get to go!
I wanted the couple from Ohio to win, but they got booted this week!

My next favorite is Dancing With The Stars! Love this show. Kenzie danced jazz and tap for several years so I really can appreciate the work they put into this.

Next, Family Jewels. Who doesn't love Gene Simmons. OMG this show cracks me up!
All kidding aside, Pat and I both agree that this man loves his family so much, that he would do absolutely anything for them. It always good for a chuckle.

And last but not least, The Celebrity Apprentice. With it just starting, it's sure to be a challenge for all of them to have to put up with Joan Rivers and Dennis Rodman!! God help them all.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New Ideas!


I know it's a little early for the subject of Easter, but I'm wanting some new ideas for Easter dinner. I'm tired of ham and don't want turkey. I'm not what you would call one of those types of people who are open to "far-out" food. I like my staples (pork, chicken & anything Italian). So with that being said, can you guys give me some ideas. What do you serve for your Easter dinner (and if it sounds good, count on 3 more at your table)?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Play Along!!


Please answer the following questions. The answer to each question has to begin with the first initial of your first name. Please post your answers in the comment box so we can all share. HAVE FUN!


Name a city in the US - Kansas City

Name an animal - Kangaroo

Name a dessert - Key Lime Pie

Actor or Actress - Katherine Hepburn

Something you would find in the grocery store - Kale