Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I am not perfect but I really do try to be a considerate neighbor.
We have had some pretty "ruff" nights since moving into our neighborhood. I won't spend a lot of time rehashing the whole deal since Mark already posted our dilemma on his blog some time ago. (We have had issues with dog barking.) The barking seemed to improve a little after I decided to talk to two of our neighbors about the problem, but obviously the slacking has begun again. The main problem is the fact that we are surrounded by folks who have built-in doggie doors in their houses, so their dogs come and go as they please. When you've got like 5 or 6 dogs barking right outside your window, there is no chance of going to sleep!!!! Or like today---I rarely ever lay down during the day, but after not having decent sleep for the past week, due to various reasons not just dogs, I have tried to sleep during Shiloh's nap for the past 2 days. No luck. Why? DOGS BARKING. It started at 1:30, and I believe I still hear it. It is 3:15 now.
I have tried to be kind and patient, but I have had it. My blood is boiling. I finally called the authorities this Monday, but an officer still hasn't been by to talk to me yet. They are supposed to give me a barking log to start filling out. If things don't get better, I have to be ready to go to court. Please, haven't I been inconvenienced enough? I wish I had a tape recorder to set outside or something, so the authorities could just hear it for themselves. I am a Christian, and I have been one for a long time, but right now my flesh wants so badly to open my window and spew curses!!!
How would the neighbors like it if I played Christian music really loud all the time or if I let Shiloh scream outside in the middle of the night? I bet they would call the cops right then and there to make me stop. Why do I have to jump through hoops to get their dogs to stop barking at all hours?
I guess I better stop. My keyboard has taken enough of a beating for today! Oh, and if anyone has any suggestions (besides a gun) I am all ears!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I melted the Caramel Apple dip, then stirred in the nuts and coconut, and finally, I topped it off with a handful of the chocolate chips. Ahhh, my tongue and tummy were pleasantly satisfied!! Oh, and it would make a great Breyer's Vanilla Bean ice-cream topping, too!
Also, I found a great alternative to eating M&M's while I read! ( I like to eat candy when I read--bad habit, since I read a lot!) Flat Earth Fruit Crisps are incredibly tasty!!! The Peach Mango and Berry are the best. I think I went through 3 bags while reading The Deathly Hallows.
I don't know if I would go as far as to say they are extremely healthy because I think they do contain hydrogenated oils. It's got to be better than chocolate, Milk Duds, Twizzlers, etc....
Anyway, give them a try-- I found them at Wal-Mart in the chip isle. The website has a coupon offer, too.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Why do cookie recipes say that one batch will yield like twice as many cookies as it really will? This frustrates me so!! It happened again the other day when I decided to make Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. Said it would yield 54, but I barely got 30. And really, I only ate about 2 cookies worth of dough.
I don't know about you, but I don't want to eat dime-sized cookies!!
Oh, and I will have to post this recipe when I get the chance, because these cookies are so yummy!
Shiloh is beautifully modeling an outfit that I used to wear. It is very sentimental since it was made by my mom.
Shiloh loves to hear the phrase, "Do you want me to take some pictures of you?" It is so cute to watch her make her trip around the backyard and stop to pose beside each plant.
Oh my goodness, her expressions just make me melt! I love this girl!
She just can't refrain from doing a few big CHEESES!
Monday, September 17, 2007
To my question Lincoln replied without even thinking, "All the light sabers in the world!".
As a mom, I am thinking, "That is so silly.", but I guess it sounds really fun to a boy. Where in the world would I put all of them???
Mullin quickly answered, without even knowing what his brother had said, "A Super Battle Droid Star Wars character". Now I am thinking to myself, "That's it?" He definitely takes after his dad, not me!!! I guess my kids are in a Star Wars mode or something.
Wishing is always fun so I just can't resist answering the question, too!!
If I could wish for anything today, it would be to have a backyard extreme makeover. I so badly want a custom pool, a welcoming covered porch complete with designer outdoor furnishings, a place to have family cookouts, and some cool custom built kid toys as well.
I can dream.....
Sunday, September 16, 2007
When I am in the car with my kids, which isn't a whole lot or anything, I usually turn Air 1 on, and every time the Skillet song, "Rebirthing Now" comes on I turn it up b/c I like it. That is the only time I listen to it since I don't have their CD.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Okay, so here is my first "Why Wednesday"...
Why in the world do some people put magazines or any reading material for that matter in their bathrooms?
In my opinion this is not the place for those items. Unless I am in the shower or blow drying my hair or putting on makeup I do not want to linger in this particular part of the house. Ya know those In and Out burger joints? Well, that is how I want my bathroom to operate--In and out!!!
Also, I don't think I want to touch the magazines in someone's bathroom either. No way, gross. I really hope that the folks who do read in bathrooms read their own material and not the library's. Hmm, maybe I should start disinfecting all those library books we check out!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Our queen has a little drooling problem as you can see. She doesn't mind a bit though, and she displays the most beautiful smile when she takes that pappy out!!
Monday, September 10, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
I believe I have discovered at least 10 secrets to having a successful marriage.
So for those brave enough to take the plunge, or for those who have already taken the plunge, here are 10 time tested tips to keep your man comin' home even after 10 years.
1. Have at least 3 kids so your belly has time to get that attractive deflated balloon, cottage cheesy look.
2. Breastfeed for at least 4 years so you can wear the special order bras with inverted cups.
3. Go natural. Shower at the most every other day.
4. Go natural. Wear very little to no makeup.
5. Go natural. Wear greasy, unwashed hair in a clip.
6. Wear old, outdated, faded, stained clothes. Even better if they have fresh snot trails.
7. Go out on no more than 3 dates a year, and by all means never go away on vacation with just the two of you.
8. Plan a weekly menu of mouth watering, satisfying meals that regularly consist of mac & cheese, eggs and toast, grilled cheese, beans & cornbread, and baked potatoes with salad.
9. Always be tired and go to bed by 9pm. This is a real winner b/c fewer conversations means fewer arguments.
10. Last but not least spend your weekends cleaning, grocery shopping, washing clothes and getting ready for the next week.
There you have it. Carefully follow these guidelines and you can be on your way to having a fairytale marriage.
*Please feel free to make as many copies as you wish.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Well, I don't see how most of these look like me, but that's what it said.
I have been told I look like a lot of different people before, but none of these.
As a teenager, quite a few people would tell me I looked like Alyssa Milano. Once or twice I heard, "You look like Tiffany." Anyone remember her? She was a singer during the Debbie Gibson days--I guess early 90's.
When I had bangs, some folks would comment that I resembled Roma Downy (I don't know how to spell her name and I am too lazy to look.)
Off and on I hear that I remind people of Cindy Crawford--yeah, if that were true, I wouldn't be a penny-pinching nameless nobody!
I am completely shocked by all of the outcomes!!! I know this site (myheritage.com)has a scientific way of scanning the faces, but Shiloh's baby pics look so much like Mark's.
I had such a hard time finding a frontal picture of Shiloh without a passy!!! I will have to do this again sometime and find better frontal pics. Maybe that would change the outcome a bit. I seem to always pose with a side view and frontals are supposed to give a more accurate reading.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Thank goodness I am not nursing anymore though. I did that for 4 years of my life-whew!
I am liable to punch someone who asks what in the world I do all day long, especially when my estrogen and progesterone are low. Ha, ha!!
I like how the storms pass here and don't feel the need to linger for days and days. The kids loved looking at the rainbow, too, and here they are posing for a picture. Why is it that I feel the need to take yet another photo of my kids. I have like 2 million!!!!! I wish that I had had a digital camera when Mullin was a baby.
Of course the kiddos had a great time, but couldn't understand why mommy and aunt didn't want to get everyone back out in the pool after lunch. They just have no clue how much work it is especially when there are 4 out of 7 who can't swim!! Lincoln is almost there, though!
Shiloh loves Care Bears and she knew exactly where to go to find her cousin Livi's Care Bears!