What Do You Call Them?

I saw this over at Shanny’s and figured why not be cool like her.

Where did you grow up:  I was born in a wee bitty little Podunk town in Iowa, moved to Germany, and finally AZ. Most of my summers were spent in Podunk.



1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks.

2. Whats the thing you push around the grocery store is called.

3. A metal container to carry a meal in.
Lunch box

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in.

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people.

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof.
Gutter (not that we have or need these)

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening.

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup.

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself.

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach.
Trunks and or suit

12. Shoes worn for sports.
Tennis shoes

13. Putting a room in order.
Cleaning or picking up

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark.
Lightening bug  (We do not have these here sadly, but when Noodle was little she called them Flashlight Bugs, how cute is that?)

15.The children’s playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down.
Teeter Totter

16. How do you eat your pizza?
With a fork about  half way up the slice, then pick it up

17. Private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
Yard Sale or Garage Sale

18. What’s the evening meal?

19. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?
Drinking  fountain

20. What do you call the clothing covering for legs worn on the outside?

Go ahead and do it, you know you want to.

Be sure to let me know if you do so we can argue that it is indeed call Pop and NOT Soda.

Late to the Party

Did you notice I didn’t make it back yesterday to do Nanny’s  self portrait Saturday? No?  Well then I guess I just gave myself away.


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I had every intention of posting a picture as soon as I got home BUT I forgot we had a par-tay to get to. M2 made her 1st Communion yesterday and we had some serious celebrating to do. By the time we got home it was today (1:30 am) so I missed Saturday anyway. I was going to get up and do it today but I realized I left the camera at the B house. You will have to settle for this self portrait me and my Noodle. I think it was from October but we still look the same, promise.


We had a great time as usual with our friends. Hubs was a little concerned when I made him run back in the house and grab the Captain Morgan, he was concerned it was a party for M2 and that there should not be alcohol consumed. That is when I reminded him we are Catholic and that is the way we roll. It was so nice out last night we all just sat outside around the pool and laughed until our sides hurt. I looked at my watch at about 9:30 pm and told Hubs we were going to go when he was done with his drink. By the time I looked again it was 1:00 am. Time does fly when you are having fun.


We have another long and busy week ahead of us. Work, school, 3 softball games and 2 practices. Our reward at the end of the week will be a visit from my Grandma.  She will be here for 2 weeks and no one is more excited than Noodle herself.


Little plaid skirts are calling my name needing to be ironed for the week. I guess its not all fun and games after all.

Self Portrait Saturdays #1

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Self Portrait Saturdays!

Rules to Self Portrait Saturdays:

♥Copy the logo code in the COLOR of your choice and post at the top of your Self Portrait Saturday.

♥Include at least one picture of yourself, any part of yourself but it has to be of you. Hence the title, Self Portrait! (Your hand, face, toe…etc) You may include as many pictures as you want!

♥You may edit your photo (Photoshop, Picasa, GIMP) un-touched photos welcome too!

♥Try to visit as many other people participating in Saturday Self Portraits as possible and leave comments!

♥Have fun with it!

I started making my bloggy rounds this morning, stopped by Vixen’s and saw that her lovely  daughter Nanny came up with this fun idea.  Unfortunately, I am at work (don’t tell on me!) and will have to wait until later to post a picture. It will just give me more time to decide what to take a picture of. I don’t have a tattoo like Nanny does so I will try to think of something interesting.

A Small Update

Sunday after church we had a fundraiser for Noodle’s friend who was hit by the car in Febuary.

She remains in a self induced coma. It has been just a few days short of a two months.

A friend went to see her Monday and said she does not look good.

Her family is considering bringing her home from the rehabcenter and caring for her at home.

It is not my child, but I put myself in their shoes everytime I think about her.

It is fucking heartbreaking.

I will not give up hope.

I will not give up hope.

I will not give up hope.

It is so hard not to give up hope.

The prayer the kids pray at school twice a day for her,

Angel of God,
my guardian dear,
To whom God’s love
commits me here,
Ever this day,
be at my side,
To light and guard,
Rule and guide.


Leave A Message After The Beep

Noodle takes it quite personally when she sends a text message to someone and they don’t respond immediately. I have tried to no avail to explain to her that not everyone covets their cell phone the way that she does.

Yesterday we were on our way home and we had the following conversation:

Noodle: I sent M a text and she didn’t answer me.

Me: Send her another one, maybe she didn’t hear it

Noodle: (Giving M about. 3 seconds to reply) She still won’t answer me.

Me: Maybe she got her phone taken away.  (There is no other worse punishment than this just so you know)

Noodle: Hum… Can you call Mama B and ask her?

Me: Why don’t YOU call M and see if she answers.

Noodle: Call her? (Looking at me like I have 2 heads) What am I supposed to say if she answers?

 They absolutely crack me up.

One Step Forward, About 10 Back

The electrician came this morning to move an electrical outlet  that is / was above the cabinet in the kitchen.


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You can see where it was and where it is now. See the outlet was an option that we paid for but it was supposed to be “hidden at cabinet level” according to the paperwork we received. I have bitched and complained about it since day one.  No one has been willing to do much about it. The response I get is “Put something in front of it”. As you can see, I have put what I want in front of it, and you can still see it. Imagine if I had something plugged in how stupid it would look.


Anyway about a week or so again our super called and wanted to make sure I was going to fill out the survey the builder was sending. I said I would be happy to as soon as he fixed my outlet.  Low and behold, it is now moved.


So I got my way did I?



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Not so much. That my friends is the molding off the front of my cabinet that the electrician accidentally broke off. 



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If you look close you can see the molding on the cabinet above the microwave that is raised.


Looks like I will be taking another day off to wait for the dry wall guy AND the cabinet people now.

My 2 Favorite People

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Its your birthday Mookie.


You have made me cry until I had no more tears, you have made me laugh until I can’t stop crying.


You were my first love. The first person I would have given my life for.


You are the reason I am who I am.


I love you.

I Could Get Used To This

This was supposed to be the weekend that we went to Vegas.  This was also the week we were supposed to be in Panama had Hubs not gotten the new job.  I will tell you I was very disappointed about Panama and then when Vegas didn’t work out I figured it was just my luck.

Backtracking just a bit, there has not been a night in the past 3 weeks that we have been home before 7:30 which means not a chance in hell of eating dinner before 8:00, and that is if we were lucky.  It has been a mix between softball practice for Noodle and meetings for me and Hubs working late. To say the least we were all crabby and worn out mentally and pretty much physically.

I have to say now, not going to Vegas has been a blessing in disguise. We have slept lots and lots and have pretty much just stayed close to home and hung out.  The best part? Noodle and I still have the next 2 days off.  This has lightened the load as we have been able to just take our time getting things done around the house and not running every time the dryer buzzes to switch the laundry this weekend. 

It was a gorgeous day here today and we spent about an hour at the park with the Things who are now both laying by my feet snoring so loudly I have to keep turning up the tv to hear it.  Noodle is also sound asleep on the other end of the couch.

Tomorrow we are not leaving the house and will again lay around and not put forth any more energy than we need to. 

Tuesday we have a few little errands to run but again I don’t anticipate breaking a sweat.

This weekend has been better for us than any vacation we could have went on.

Money Well Spent??

Last night on our way home we drove by an adult cabaret. Noodle asked me what it was.

Me: Oh, Its just a bar.

Noodle: Are you sure its not a strip club?

I sent a text to her teacher and asked her just what it was she was teaching my sweet, sweet baby at Cath0lic  school. She laughed and said “Pole Dancing starts next week in PE”.

Great. Just Great. :

Deep Thoughts

Saturday night we had some of our peeps over to drink beer  play Wii. (Pictures forthcoming).  Mrs. Peeps asked me for a toothpick while she was there. I took the box out of the pantry and handed it to her as she burst out laughing.

Mrs. Peeps : You won’t reach into the box to get me a toothpick (as in not wanting to touch it before she puts it in her mouth) but you will let me reach in and take one (in turn most likely touching several others than someone else will most likely eventually put into their own mouth).

Shit. I thought I was up on my toothpick etiquette. So if it was you and you came to my house to  drink beer play Wii and needed a toothpick would you want me to hand you one or reach in the box and and get your own?