Sunday, March 29, 2009


I'm blank on what to post about today so I'm just going to include some random things about me that you may or may not know.

1. I don't have a knuckle in my right index finger.
When I was 18 months old, my finger was cut off by the spokes of my oldest sister's bicycle. They were able to save everything except the lower knuckle. I have a Frankensteinish scar all the way around the finger.

2. I'm partially blind in my right eye.
Due to surgeries for a detached retina not going correctly, I lost the central vision and partial peripheral vision.

3. The only man I've ever slept with is my husband. This is something I'm proud to say.

4. I made out with a boy in church when I was a teenager. This is NOT something I'm proud to say.

5. I like pickled pigs feet. You may be thinking to yourself "Ew, gross!" but they're really rather tasty.

6. I'm down to $32 in my checking account and it has to last until next Friday. I overspent this past week. I'm a bad girl. NOTE: this is only my personal account, not the household acct.

7. I've been redecorating my upstairs bathroom for over a year now. In my defense, the hold up has been Daddeee. I've been waiting for him to finish the painting. He has promised the finishing touches will be done tonight. Look for a post with pictures to come soon (as long as he upholds his end of the deal).

8. I spend $10 a week on lottery tickets. Well, not every week but most. It's part of "my" money that I splurge and play with. I'm seriously thinking of switching to investing it in the stock market if that ever recovers.

9. I don't have a girlfriend that I share everything with. Instead I share everything with my husband, whether he wants to hear it or not. I wish I had a girlfriend to do things with, though. I've never been really good at making friends.

10. I have 2 tattoos. One is purple baby footprints over my heart. The other is 2 blue rosebuds and the stems come together and make the shape of a heart. I want another.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Update your links, people. Mommeee is moving up in the world. You can now get to this blog through! I've grown up. I've become my own domain.

I'm excited. I still have a lot of work to do to get everything set up that I want to but eventually I'll get there.

(Insert theme from pull-ups commercials here "I'm a big kid now!)

Saturday, March 21, 2009


We enjoyed our usual Friday night out with friends and family last night. I've come to really enjoy my Friday nights out. No kids. All adult humor. Drinks. What more could a woman want?

Gary has become my adopted brother. He helps take care of my mom which helps me tremendously. Don't get me wrong. She can take care of herself but it still doesn't hurt to have someone on my side.

My new-found brother is a real estate agent. He went yesterday to a closing where 2 old sisters are selling their deceased brother's house. Every time he talks about these sisters, it reminds me of the 2 old sisters from the Walton's.

Anyway, Gary is a very well kept man. Never goes anywhere without pressing his clothes and wearing his best cologne. He's a typical gay man (sorry for the stereotyping but you get the drift). So Mamie, (yes, her name is Mamie. Really.) tells Gary he smells really good. Her exact words were "You smell like sweet surrender in the back seat of a car."

How sweet is that? We are all wondering now if that is just a saying from her days (I believe she's in her 80's). Or is that how she lost her virginity? Was she being sentimental?

I found it to be so incredibly sweet. I just love the sentence.

"~sweet surrender in the back seat of a car."

Friday, March 20, 2009


Yes, hormones. They're everywhere in our house.

The Teenager
is doing a recreation of an old episode of The Brady Bunch. Remember the one where Peter's voice changes? Yeah, that one. It's hilarious.

Oh and the hair. He's growing a peach-fuzz mustache. It won't be long and he'll need a razor. There's hair in other places too. It's not like I wanted to know this but The Teenager shoved a pit in my face the other day and said "Look, Mom!" I had no choice. I wanted to cry (not only from the stench but because my little boy's becoming a man). Deoderant was immediately placed on the shopping list.

My lunch pals and I were talking the other day because, luckily, I'm not experiencing this alone. They have teenagers too. Female ones. I'm lucky in that regard. The hormones with boys are easier to deal with in my opinion.

We did come to this conclusion. Teenage hormones are the anti venom for common sense no matter what gender the child is. Sandy's daughter left all of her school books and track equipment in the car knowing that her mom would be going to work IN the car. She called her mom sobbing because she couldn't run track without it. Then don't leave it in mom's car! At the auto show the other night, The Teenager hops up and sits on the counter at the food stand. Don't place your rearend where people are going to be serving food! No common sense whatsoever.

Gooey's experiencing something similar too. I don't know if it's hormones or that he's just spoiled rotten but he sure has been moody lately. Starting to potty train at this point was not a good idea. I must be crazy.

Or maybe it's just me. I think I'm going through pre-menopause. At least that's what all the books say. I'm at that age. I'm old. My teenager reminds me of that all the time.

See, I told you he didn't have common sense. You just shouldn't poke the bear.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


It's been so incredibly busy around here lately.

We got an addition to our family. His name is Dexter and he's a 3 month old Pomeranian. Isn't he just adorable? I still need to come up with a registered name for him so I may be asking for your help soon.

The Teenager has been on spring break all week. He's in bed now because I think he's become a vampire and can't be seen during the day.

I took off today and tomorrow to spend time with the kids. We started toilet training Gooey so it should be an interesting few days. He's had his underwear on for an hour now, sat on the potty chair 3 times but still nothing. I think once he goes and sees how its done, he'll be good. He's not one for trying new things. We're going to Toys R Us on Saturday for a celebration toy if all goes well.

As you can see by the new section to your left, The Teenager and I are participating in the American Heart Association Heart Walk 2009. You can click on the link to see just what it is (and donate if you feel like it). We're doing all kinds of fun fundraisers. We're having a penny war with our second location at work. I amazed the people I work with my soliciting (begging was more like it) from co-workers. I was able to almost fill our jar completely! It's amazing what a little humor can get you (and threats to harass until you empty your pockets). Hey! It's all for a good cause.

We're also working on a bake sale for the 27th. I haven't decided yet what I'm going to bake. Suggestions?

So that's what's been keeping me away from you lately. I know, exciting stuff.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire. The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when?

Your life will always be filled with challenges. It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. One of my favorite quotes comes from Alfred D. Souza. He said, "For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life". This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness.

Happiness IS the way.

So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time....and remember that time waits for no one. So, stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire from work, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until you are off welfare, until the first or fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you've had a drink, until you've sobered up, until you die, until you are born again, to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy.

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.


Sunday, March 01, 2009


Dear Tech Support ,

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0 .

In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as PS 3.0, Wii 1.0 and Golf Clubs 4.1 .

Conversation 8.0 no longer runs and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system.

Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.

What can I do?




First, keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system.

Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme.html and try to download Tears 6.2 and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update.

If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.

However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0 or Beer 6.1.

Please note that Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Farting and Snoring Loudly Beta.

Whatever you do, DO NOT under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.)

In addition, please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0 program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.

In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend Cooking 3.0 and Hot Lingerie 7.7.

Good Luck Babe!

Tech Support