Happy New Year!!!  

Monday, December 31, 2007

I have to say Happy New Year to everyone. What an amazing journey 2007 has been to me. I started this blog in April-May 2007, it was my first baby. I don't do as much as I would like to in here but now with my guest writer I hope that can change. I also wish that I could afford to pay someone to help. SO if anyone wants to help for free just email me!!

I have to thank all the people that I have become friends with and those who have brightened my life. Without you I couldn't do this blog. SO here is to 2008...where only good things can happen!!

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New Year's in New York  

It seems that New York has become green...it's a new ball...amazing facts. Also it is the 100th year they are doing this. How amazing is that??

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You know you are having a bad day when...  

Saturday, December 29, 2007

- You wake up face down on the pavement.

- You jump out of bed in the morning and miss the floor.

- You turn on the morning news, and they're showing emergency routes out of your city.

- Your bar of Ivory soap sinks.

- You put both contact lenses in the same eye.

- The bird singing outside your window is a vulture.

- Your horn gets stuck when you're following a group of Hell's Angels on the freeway.

- You get to work and there's a 60 Minutes news team waiting in your outer office.

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Doing the Blitz  

Friday, December 28, 2007

By Barbara A. Clark
The Spirited Strider

I am honored to be asked to be a guest blogger here. I hope you will enjoy my first post.

As a mother of two daughters, I can relate to what never seems to be an endless chore of picking up. When my children were little and I was passing time waiting in a doctor's office, I read an article in a magazine about the concept of playing a game called "The Blitz" as a way to get your young children to help you pick up around the house. In my effort to be a conscientious researcher and give credit to the author of the concept, I recently did some research to find the creator of this wonderful concept. What I found, however, was a recent blog posted years after I had read the article in that magazine, but no mention of the person who originally created it. So I'm not sure whose idea it was, but it's a great one. I started using it in the mid-1990's when my kids were little and it quickly became a family tradition in my home.

The game is called "The Blitz," but I like to refer to it as "Doing the Blitz." It doesn't cost a thing, uses only about 10-15 minutes of your time when you do it and it's easy to get the kids involved.

To begin, tell your kids that you're starting a new family game called The Blitz. As long as your kids can walk, all members of the family can and should participate in some way. Here is how you do it:

1. Set a timer for no more than 15 minutes. I recommend at least 10 minutes, but no more than 15.
2. Then shout "BLITZ" with as much enthusiasm as you can generate.
3. Each member of the family looks around the house and picks up items, moving them at least out of sight to another location.
4. When the timer stops, you all stop. No exceptions!
5. Give lots of praise to everyone for a job well done!

That's it! The idea is to move as much out of sight as you can in the little time that there is, while making it fun for the entire family.

The Blitz works well when you want to target a particular area of your home and make it look presentable. Doing the Blitz can be a lifesaver when you find out that unexpected company is stopping by in a half an hour! You can quickly pick up all the toys, shoes and other stuff that your family so conveniently left lying around in the living room. It's great after you've unwrapped those Christmas presents, too. It works well when you are trying to separate items for each family member (e.g. shoes, clothing, toys, etc.) and take them to their respective bedrooms. It works with very young children and older ones, too, and builds on family time together. All around, it's a great family activity for everyone with very visible, immediate results.

A word of caution: please don't use this as a method for thoroughly cleaning your house! It is extremely important that you stop when the timer goes off. Otherwise, Doing the Blitz won't be fun anymore for anyone and your kids will be more likely to whine about all that hard work they have to do. You can always follow-up the next day with another "Blitz" in each person's room, having them put away all the things they brought there the previous day.

So, for the real cleaning jobs, Doing the Blitz is not the best option, but for picking up, it's a great fun activity that also can build on family time together, while making the "public" areas of your home look great. It's a great stress-reliever, too as you'll be laughing together and proud of how much you can do when you work together as a team.

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How to make a woman happy!!  

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Well, since Christmas is over and we all got what we wanted .... or didn't want from our man...I thought I would include this list for my guy viewers of how to keep us women happy.

It's not difficult to make a woman happy.

A man only needs to be:

1. a friend
2. a companion
3. a lover
4. a brother
5. a father
6. a master
7. a chef
8. an electrician
9. a carpenter
10. a plumber
11. a mechanic
12. a decorator
13. a stylist
14. a sexologist
15. a gynecologist
16. a psychologist
17. a pest exterminator
18. a psychiatrist
19. a healer
20. a good listener
21. an organizer
22. a good father
23. very clean
24. sympathetic
25. athletic
26. warm
27. attentive
28. gallant
29. intelligent
30. funny
31. creative
32. tender
33. strong
34. understanding
35. tolerant
36. prudent
37. ambitious
38. capable
39. courageous
40. determined
41. true
42. dependable
43. passionate
44. compassionate


45. give her compliments regularly
46. love shopping
47. be honest
48. be very rich
49. not stress her out
50. not look at other girls


51. give her lots of attention, but expect little yourself
52. give her lots of time, especially time for herself
53. give her lots of space, never worrying about where she


54. Never to forget:
* birthdays
* anniversaries
* arrangements she makes


1. Show up naked
2. Bring food

...and people wonder why men and women are so different.


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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

I wish everyone a Merry Merry Christmas...I hope Santa was good to all of you. As I sit here cooking my turkey and seeing what Santa left me I thought I would leave this with all of you!!

Did You Ever Wonder?

- Can you cry under water?

- How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

- If money doesn't grow on trees then why do banks have branches?

- Since bread is square, then why is sandwich meat round?

- Why do you have to "put your two cents in"...but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?

- Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

- Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

- What did cured ham actually have?

- How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

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Christmas Toys...how can you get the safe ones??  

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Gerri Willis interviews Camille Chatterjee, editor for Parenting Magazine, about getting "more bang for your buck" with safe, fun, cheap and popular gift ideas for children this holiday season.

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OK Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant...now how do you talk to your kids about it?  

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Everybody knows by now that 16 year old, Jamie Lynn Spears is 12 weeks pregnant. I am still in shock...not sure why but I am....But the more things that I am seeing is how to talk to your children about it. She is on Nick's show Zoey 101...and has quite a kids following. Now they will have to be told that she is pregnant...so how do you do that??

I read a great article on About.com that explained it really good....They said....

Parents should discuss this situation with their children and use it as a way to “check-in” to determine if their child has correct information about sex and the female body. Also, this is a perfect way to reinforce the notion that not teenagers, adults, or even celebrities are immune to the consequences of unprotected sexual intercourse. Although it is unclear as to which age group may be most affected by Jamie Lynn’s unplanned pregnancy, research from the American Psychological Association suggests that middle-school aged girls are the most likely to be impacted – especially if they suffer from a low self-esteem.

Jamie Lynn tells OK! magazine that she is intends to go forward with the pregnancy and will raise the baby in Louisiana. The bigger question - What message will this send to all the girls who look up to Jamie Lynn as a role model? When asked about what message she would like to send to other teens about premarital sex, Jaime Lynn responded, "I definitely don't think it's something you should do; it's better to wait," she says. "But I can't be judgmental because it's a position I put myself in."

The bottom line. Parents need to discuss sex and birth control with their children. As this example shows, nobody is invulnerable to the consequences that could happen if contraception is not used. Rich or poor. Famous or not – the chances of becoming pregnant and/or contracting a sexually transmitted infection are very real if people choose not to practice safe sex.

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Great Gift Ideas  

Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Eve is a week away!! Have you got all your Christmas shopping done?? Still don't know what to get those certain people in your life??? Well here are some sites that can help you with that!

Gift Suggestions- NPR offers up some fine suggestions for holiday books and CDs this year. There are some good choices here, although those people on your gift list who read paperback novels with images of shirtless pirates clinging to model-quality housewives might not be too entertained.

Gifts Under $50- Real Simple has collected numerous gifts that cost under $50 - and this isn't your run-of-the-mill stuff you grab off the first aisle shelf either. There are a lot of original and creative gifts here that may help you break the Pocket Fisherman pattern you've established for yourself.

Gift List- There are some interesting items on the gift lists at kaboodle.com. And if you aren't into that whole giving thing as much as you're into the getting part, check out the gift list tool, which allows you to pick and choose items you'd like to see under the tree

Gift Wizard- Granted, the gift wizard at findgift.com isn't perfect, but it's a good place to start for people who literally have no idea about what to get for the people on their gift lists. There are some creative choices available once you narrow down your options.


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My busy day....  

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Today was a really busy day... I took pictures of it all so you could see the madness at Christmas....here we go...

Okay, this isn't it....My son took this pic of Belle sitting in our bedroom....Let's try this again....

Okay?? Where did all the pictures go that I took??? All I can find is these there...

and this one....TYYYYY!!!!!! Where are all my pics???

That was the craft he made in school!

A picture of the cat under the tree....he erased them all!!!! OMG!!!!

I will honestly try and get them up ... really....after I have a talk with my son!

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Some great clips to catch!!  

1. SNL Uncensored: Dick In A Box...(please use caution clicking it since it does require viewer discretion)

2. Rare 9-11 Footage of Flight 93 ...

3. Naked Man Interrupts Weather Forecast...

4. NASA Employee Goes Public On UFOs...

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A Mommy's Letter to Santa  

Friday, December 14, 2007

I got this email in the mail this morning and I had to share.
Dear Santa,
I've been a good mom all year. I've fed, cleaned and cuddled my children on demand, visited the doctor's office more than my doctor and sold sixty-two cases of candy bars to raise money to plant a shade tree on the school playground. I was hoping you could spread my list out over several Christmases, since I had to write this letter with my son's red crayon, on the back of a receipt in the laundry room between cycles, and who knows when I'll find anymore free time in the next 18 years.
Here are my Christmas wishes: I'd like a pair of legs that don't ache (in any color, except purple, which I already have) and arms that don't hurt or flap in the breeze, but are strong enough to pull my screaming child out of the candy aisle in the grocery store.
I'd also like a waist, since I lost mine somewhere in the seventh month of my last pregnancy. If you're hauling big ticket items this year I'd like fingerprint resistant windows and a radio that only plays adult music, a television that doesn't broadcast any programs containing talking animals, and a refrigerator with a secret compartment behind the crisper where I can hide to talk on the phone.
On the practical side, I could use a talking doll that says, "Yes, Mommy" to boost my parental confidence, along with two kids who don't fight and three pairs of jeans that will zip all the way up without the use of power tools.
I could also use a recording of Tibetan monks chanting "Don't eat in the living room" and "Take your hands off your brother," because my voice seems to be just out of my children's hearing range and can only be heard by the dog.
If it's too late to find any of these products, I'd settle for enough time to brush my teeth and comb my hair in the same morning, or the luxury of eating food warmer than room temperature without it being served in a Styrofoam container.
If you don't mind, I could also use a few Christmas miracles to brighten the holiday season. Would it be too much trouble to declare ketchup a vegetable? It will clear my conscience immensely. It would be helpful if you could coerce my children to help around the house without demanding payment as if they were the bosses of an organized crime family.
Well, Santa, the buzzer on the dryer is calling and my son saw my feet under the laundry room door. I think he wants his crayon back. Have a safe trip and remember to leav e your wet boots by the door and come in and dry off so you don't catch cold. Help yourself to cookies on the table but don't eat too many or leave crumbs on the carpet.
Yours Always, MOM...
P.S. One more thing...you can cancel all my requests if you can keep my children young enough to believe in Santa.

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Check out the Just 4 Families Site  

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I can't believe this site and why I hadn't seen it before. I know I had visited it a while back when I was lookimg for free ebooks...but it has gotten huge now. I think my favorite part is the free downloads. I love the games that he has...like Diner Dash and Sally's Style Salon....I love them.

There is so much information over there too! I think you should stop by and check him out. Just 4 Families!! You won't be disappointed.

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More Free Stuff for you!!  

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I found this really cool site today and I had to share some of the cool new magazine subscriptions I picked up from there:

OK! Magazine- 4 Free Issues if you fill out the survey.

Zoo and Aquarium Magazine-To get a free subscription enter subscription code : WDG543 , and fill out the form . Credit card information is not necessary .

Nylon Fashion and Beauty Magazine-To get a one-year free subscription to Nylon magazine simply complete the follow instructions online .

Peta Kids-Free Grrrr! Magazine for kids and teens- Fill out the request form to receive your free copy of Grrr! by mail , PETA’s magazine for kids.

Genre Magazine-Just fill out the form and get a free subscription to genre magazine by nuwear .


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Omaha Mall Killer has his last words....  

This was finally released to the public...the Omaha Mall Killers last words. Click on it to see it better. He apologizes to his loved ones and attempts to explain his motives for suicide. But we'll never know what drove him to take the lives of others. The mall has been reopened to the public, and as of this weekend, was filled with shoppers and mourners. Our hearts go out to all who've been touched by the horrific tragedy.

Does the suicide note change your opinion of him??

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This dog is soooo cute!!  

Monday, December 10, 2007

I had to share this picture I saw at flikr...it is also at Cute Overload too...but it was too cute to not share with everybody!!


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A great new site I found!  

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I think that sometimes at Christmas people are wondering if they have been regifted. I don't think I am....but there is this cool site that people tell their stories about being regifted. Regiftable.com tells those stories and you can even win for the greatest stories you tell. Here is an example....

Christmas gift time at a family member's home can be filled with regifted items. She thinks no one is on to her regifting. The last gift she gave me was a severing dish holder without the dish. When I opened the gift and looked at it, I knew it was the gift that I had purchased for her and had given her several years before. When I said there is no dish with the holder, her reply was, "It was in there when I wrapped the box". The box was the same box that held the dish and holder when I gave it to her. This was not the first time that she gave me a regifted item, set of Christmas glasses with one missing, a set of bath towels with the towel missing. She always says that all pieces were in the box when she wrapped and doesn't know what happen. Amazing how items get out of a wrapped box.I don't mind regifted gifts, as long as all of the pieces are there. -by Ann H. From: Lawrenceville, GA

So check it out.....

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Free Stuff for you!!!  

Free stuff for you today!

Free bottle of Pine Sol

Simply fill out this form and your FREE MAGIC TRICK will appear in your mail box, in 7 to 10 business days (school days). One entry per person while supplies last.

Free Soap

Free Anti Dandruff Sample

Free Sample Portfolio

Red Dress Pen

I hope you enjoy these....

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There has been a death in the family...  

Saturday, December 8, 2007

My Opa (grandfather) died last night. He was in the hospital for almost a month now...but he has given up. He just gave up the fight. It is so weird because last night I was writing him a letter and it felt like I was talking to him directly. Then I find out he passed on last night. It is so weird. He was such a huge part of my life....he was like my dad. I wish I could have heard that lecture he gave me once again. I wish I could hear him say he loved me. I wish I could have given him a huge hug.

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It's so random!!  

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

My daughter has been such a handful lately...but she has been doing something that makes me laugh. She has a new saying. "That was random!"....It bugs me to the core. It reminds me of when that stupid saying, "Funky" came out! I was so stubborn and wouldn't even let anyone say it around me because I thought it was so dumb. Then one day...it just came out, "Mom, that is a funky smell!" I was probably referring to my baby brothers dirty diaper.

So, here I am about 15 years later, wondering when that day will happen. IF it will happen!

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My Belle is a freak today!!!  

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I can't believe Belle...she was jumping and jumping...very weird she is!!

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It's sooooo cold out!!  

Monday, November 26, 2007

It's snowing here on and off today. I like the snow, it makes me feel all Christmasy...but not today! The wind is crazy...and that makes me cold...and if I get cold...I don't get warm. I stay cold and shivery the whole day.

I used to have to walk to work in this insane cold. It was -50C that day with the windchill and all I kept trying to think as I was walking against the wind was Hawaii, Florida...anywhere warm.

When your hair turns to icicles its damn cold out.

Well, its not that cold out today...The weather channel says it's only -10C with the windchill...it feels worse than that. I was out waiting for my son's bus earlier and it wasn't coming. It was horrible because all the kids were crying they were so cold. I started hugging the other kids to warm them up. It was so sad...those kids broke my heart!! The bus came about 5 minutes after that!! Thank goodness!

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My newest award....The Amazing Blogger Award....  

Friday, November 23, 2007

I am way behind on all the awards I have recieved in the last couple of weeks and months but this one warmed my heart. I can't pass it on but I can share it with you all.

I have been having a rough couple of weeks...and this week I have had to deal with a pinched nerve in my hip. As a mom it's funny how nothing can slow you down. While my husband was at home I would just swallow the pain and when he was gone I would weep into a pillow.

But today when I saw this award dedicated to me, it warmed my heart....thanks TeacherJulie!!!

This is what she wrote about me....

Taylor Blue.... tireless, that’s what you are, amazing how you can sustain a number of blogs. You give the WAHM a good name.

So thanks girl...you made my day!!!

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My biggest dream...  

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I spent a lot of time over at MySpace yesterday...don't know why...LOL....

Well, actually I do...Hee hee...I found Milo Ventimiglia's myspace page...and there he had a blog post about how he got to fly in a F16 (Click to see the clip). He has always wanted to fly in one and finally got the chance. He was going to join the Air Force back in the day but decided to act instead...thank god. If he didn't I wouldn't be able to drool over him every week!!

But it's made me want to tell you my story...actually it's a little like his!! Which is really weird.

I watched Top Gun when I was a kid....it came out when I was like 11. I remember watching it over and over. I loved the sound that the planes made...(and I still do...I hear planes flying everyday...we live in a flight path...sometimes they get so low and our windows start rattling!!!)...but anyways. I really wanted to fly those planes! My dad brought me to air shows and my passion for planes just became worse. So finally in Grade 8 I made the decision, I would join the Air Force and learn how to fly those planes. I talked to my stepuncle who was in the Navy and he said that because I was a girl I would never fly in combat. (That was a LONG time agO!!!) I was mad at that...why would I learn to fly those planes and never get to use them?? So I decided to not go through with it....

I think about sometimes how I should have went through with it...it would be amazing to sit in those planes and fly...fly FAST!!!

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I am so disappointed with my son's toy!!!  

Saturday, November 17, 2007

My son got some money for his birthday last week...yup...he turned 5 on Monday...yada yada yada. Anyways, that's another story. But we went to Costco and got a really good deal on this track. It came with 15 hot wheels cars and this hot wheel track. Can I say that Hot Wheels has become cheap? The track constantly bends and it just sucks in the whole. I have to listen to this when it doesn't go right....

Do you think I like to see this when my little man gets frustrated .... NO!!! So please...Hot Wheels you are the best company around. Please don't be so cheap anymore.

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My daughter...  

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I have been having problems with my daughter lately. It's becoming pretty crazy here because of it. But everytime I get so angry I have this video to look at! She took my camera from me and taped this herself. She makes me laugh so hard.

She couldn't believe that even I was so mad at her for taking my camera I laughed so hard when I saw this...

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Would you pay $25 000 for desert???  

Sunday, November 11, 2007

When I think of desert, I don't think of spending a fortune. I couldn't imagine buying this or even eating it. I think food that costs this much is silly...when in the end...all it does is go down the toilet!!!

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I won something!!! YAY!!!  

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Bluefur.com had a contest a long time ago. I totally entered thinking there was no way I could win. But just a week or so ago I got a message that I won! So what I got was a 22 inch LCD widescreen monitor. I already hooked it up! I can't get over how much cooler being on the computer is. Thanks Bluefur!!!

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Halloween movie....  

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Enjoy the movie I put together of our Halloween. The day was mild too. How lucky were we that we didn't have to put a snowsuit under my son's costume. It would never had fit. He would have looked like the marshmallow man! It seems like Halloween isn't as popular anymore. Since September 11...there hasn't been much. I don't know why?? But we still had lots of fun!!!

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a Freelance Marketplace for you  

Saturday, November 3, 2007

I am a Freelance Writer. I am always searching the net to find the next great site that I can find freelance design jobs at. Well, I was surfing around and I found this one...I can put up my profile and have people find me or I can search for a job and put a bid on what I want to work on. This is really helpful because even if I don't have any active bids I can still be called on to work in the freelance design workforce.

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Getting to Know the real Taylor  

Friday, November 2, 2007

Some bloggers are really honest in their blogs. It becomes a different life in here. Something that you love to share. Words can only say so much so what if we could get the chance to know them even better?

Please take a moment to tell my readers about me (I love it when people talk about me)- the Taylor Blue that many of them know only from what I write. Do you good gossip about me? A story to tell? Thoughts to pass on? Also, is there some post that stuck with you long after you left? If so, please leave a comment.

If you would like to do this go ahead. Just be sure to tell me because I would love to tell you what I remember about you...

Thanks Tish for the cool idea....it all started with her....

Now, how about telling my readers all about me?

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Who is this woman?? (I had to share this!)  

Monday, October 29, 2007

Even though this lady is residing in MY house, she may at some time appear in yours. Be Alert! A very weird thing has happened. A strange old lady has moved into my house. I have no idea who she is, where she came from, or how she got in. I certainly did not invite her. All I know is one day she wasn't there, and the next day she was!

She is a clever old lady and manages to keep out of sight for the most part, but whenever I pass a mirror, I catch a glimpse of her. And, whenever I look in the mirror to check my appearance, there she is hogging the whole thing, obliterating my gorgeous face and body. This is Very Rude! I have tried screaming at her, but she just screams back.

The least she could do is offer to pay part of the rent, but no. Every once in a while, I find a dollar bill stuck in a coat pocket, or some loose change under a sofa cushion, but it is not nearly enough.

I don't want to jump to conclusions, but I think she is stealing money from me. I go to the ATM and withdraw $100, and a few days later, it's all gone! I certainly don't spend money THAT fast, so I can only conclude the old lady is pilfering from me. You'd think she would spend some of that money to buy wrinkle cream.

And money isn't the only thing she is stealing. Food seems to disappear at an alarming rate - especially the good stuff like ice cream, cookies, and candy. She must have a real sweet tooth, but she'd better watch it, because she is really packing on the pounds. I suspect she realizes this, and to make herself feel better, she is tampering with my scales to make me think I am putting on weight too!

For an old lady, she is quite childish. She likes to play nasty games, like going into my closets when I'm not home and altering my clothes so they don't fit. And she messes with my files and papers so I can't find anything. This is particularly annoying since I am extremely neat and organized.

She has found imaginative ways to annoy me. She gets into my mail, newspapers, and magazines before I do and blurs the print so I can't read it. And, she has done something really sinister to the volume controls on my TV, radio, and telephone. Now, all I hear are mumbles and whispers.

She has done other things, like make my stairs steeper, my vacuum heavier and all the knobs and faucets are harder to turn. She even made my bed higher so that getting into and out of it is a real challenge. Lately, she has been fooling with my groceries before I put them away, applying glue to the lids, making it almost impossible for me to open the jars.

She has taken the fun out of shopping for clothes. When I try something on, she stands in front of the dressing room mirror and monopolizes it. She looks totally ridiculous in some of those outfits, plus, she keeps me from seeing how great they look on me.

Just when I thought she couldn't get any meaner, she proved me wrong. She came along when I went to get my picture taken for my driver's license, and just as the camera shutter clicked, she jumped in front of me!

I hope she never finds out where YOU live!

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Working at home...  

Sunday, October 28, 2007

I am a stay at home mom plus I work at home. I am constantly writing on the computer and going to various websites to help me make ends meet. Is there an easier way to do this. Yes, there probably is, but for now this works for me.

I start my day at 7 am. I get breakfast for the kids and keep my eyes closed. Then I go to the bathroom and brush my teeth. Then I get on the computer I check my emails first. There is usually hundreds waiting for me. I delete all the ones I don't have time to read. Then I log onto blogger.com to update my blogs. I am rocking in the celebrity blog world. That's why I'm not here much anymore. I have been working on promoting my blog.

Then I think about doing my paid work. I have these little freelance jobs that don't pay much but they are something and they are giving me experience writing. I write articles for a parenting site, I am rewriting a manuscript for someone who is trying to write a manual for parents to help their kids off of drugs and I am doing blog comments under some one else's name. These don't seem like a lot but I takes patience to go through with them.

Then lunch time hits for my son. I make it at 11 for him because we leave for the bus at around noon. He always watches his Rescue Heroes during lunch!! I take him to the bus at around noon and when the bus comes I can start my afternoon for myself. I go to the grocery store and buy the little things we might need for supper. Then I go home and sit in front of the computer again. It seems like most of the day I sit here and really nothing ever gets done.

I go back out at around 3 pm to get the kids. My afternoon seems to fly by. Then the kids go outside when they get home. They are always wanting to play outside! I make supper and get them in. That is something in itself!!!

But soon they unwind and its time for bed. They like to cuddle with the cats of course!!

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My Darn Garage....  

Friday, October 26, 2007

The garage...you know, you see it everyday yet it is probably the most neglected places in your house? But why? Garages are meant to be loved and lived in...

If it is cluttered, like mine always is, get a garage storage system! I looked online and found the site CarGuyGarage.com. They can help you enjoy your garage the way its supposed to be enjoyed.

Wouldn't it be nice if you could finally send your husband into the garage to do his wood working?? The garage storage system can help him make it just the way he wants it!!!

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I'm kinda down today...so it's time for a quiz...

You Should Be an Artist

You are incredibly creative, spontaneous, and unique.
No one can guess what you're going to do next, but it's usually something amazing.
You can't deal with routine, rules, or structure. You're easily bored.
As long as you are able to innovate and break the rules, you are extremely successful.

You do best when you:

- Can work by yourself
- Can express your personality in your work

You would also be a good journalist or actor.

What did yours say??? Come back and tell me!!

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We have snow this morning!!  

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Alberta has the craziest weather....let me show you....

Yesterday it was 23C...it was amazing...I was ready to take my shorts out if it wasn't for the fact I haven't shaved my legs I would have worn them...but then it started to get really windy. It was cool to hear all the leaves blowing around though.

When I was putting my son to bed...he told me that he was scared of the wind. I said don't be...that wind means its going to snow. I knew the sound of the wind but it was way to warm to have snow...so I told him anyways.

Well when we got up this morning...there was SNOW!! I couldn't believe it! But it will all be gone by the end of the day...

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My zoo movie....  

Saturday, October 20, 2007

I hang out at Gather.com a lot...one of my favorite things about that place is that you can put movies like crazy on there. Well, they have this group there where they give you a topic and you have to make a movie on it. This weeks was Wild Things...here was my entry.

Hope you enjoy it....I am loving my Windows Movie Maker!

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He broke my toe....  

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Yup, my son broke my toe. He was really really really hyper this morning and he was trying to rip an important piece of paper so I lunged at him and fell off my chair. It hit the metal part where my wheels on my chair are. And that was the end of that! It hurts so much. I have broken a toe before and there is NOTHING they can do for you. It is puffed up and feels like the stay puff marshmallow man!!!!

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My son's hero is Criss Angel!  

Monday, October 15, 2007

I am a huge fan of Criss Angel's. My family knows that too. I am always showing them the tricks that Criss reveals on his show. My son always is amazed when he sees I can pull one over on him. Today, my son was in the bath. He says look mom...I can walk on water...just like that guy. Well the only guy I know that can walk on water is Criss Angel.

My mouth dropped open. I said...you wanna be like Criss honey? He says...I wanna walk on water like him. I thought it was amazing that he had remembered who was the guy that he had seen walk on water. He just kept saying it over and over again. I thought it was cute.

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That darn packaging kids toys are in...  

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Okay, I hate to say it but sometimes I hate the holidays! I hate having to put together the toys that day on Christmas....and today reminded me of that. My son's birthday is in November and then we have Christmas and then my daughter's birthday is like a week after Christmas. We get used to a lot of presents around here and I have to get used to putting them all back together.

Today, we went to Toys R Us. My husband promised my son a toy...well you know you can't go in that store and not walk out anyway. There just happened to be a blowout sale that day too. It was so busy...I never saw so many screaming kids.

It took me a degree in engineering to put it together. Why??? Oh why do they make everything so hard to put together....grrrr.
Looks amazing doesn't it?? NOT!! Looks nice and cheap!

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I got a funny letter in the mail today!  

Friday, October 12, 2007

I love getting the mail!! I have always sat by my window waiting until the mail man came and then ran to my mailbox. I don't know why but I love getting something in a little box that is a surprise...may be that's what it is. Now usually my mail box is full but lately not so much...

Today though I got the funniest letter in the mail...well I hope you find it funny too...

So in Canada they have this program that they send a letter to you to remind you to go for your yearly...you know...But I really didn't need the reminder because here you can't get your prescription for your birth control renewed unless you have the yearly 'tests' done.

I have never been a fan of these...and I am sure you will all agree with me...especially the men...(cough) LOL...I guess it could be worse for us women. But I digress...so here's what the letter says.

"PAP tests can prevent almost all cervical cancer by finding changes in the cells on your cervix early enough to be treated and cured.

Our records indicate that your last PAP test was more than 12 months ago..."

Okay, but this is where it is funny...I HAVE NO CERVIX!!! I looked all over the place for the number so I could call them and tell them to stop sending them to me... but I couldn't. So now every time I read this letter it is going to say...do you want cervical cancer?? If not get your butt to the doc's...I can't handle the pressure.

Will I tell them or will you??? LOL

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Oh joy it's Thursday!!  

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I started a new job today. It is taking up all my online time and the pay isn't that good for the time its taking up. So I thought I would come and say hi to have a bit of a break before I go insane.

I went to the kitchen and I was thinking...why does our house go through so much milk and ketchup. I swear those are the things that go so fast!! It seems like every day I am out getting milk and we started buying our ketchup at Costco. It seems to last a bit longer. We so love that place.

I got some sleep last night and so did my son. But my husband complained that he couldn't sleep. I couldn't tell either way because I actually had a peaceful sleep without the kitten waking me up kissing my face! That is always a good sign. I wake up in the middle of the night and because I sleep on the couch (I'll save that story for another day) Milo can get to me. He kisses and kisses me. I am finally relaxing and letting him do it or else he just persists for hours!! So how is your day?

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My crazy day...  

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I am having a crazy day today! I got up at 5:30 am! Which is way too early to begin with! My son was coughing. He wakes up every morning like that lately and I can't figure it out. Anyways right away he takes me into the kitchen...I'm hungry mommy. I can't even open my eyes yet...and this morning I feel a cold coming on. I was up all night...going to the bathroom every 2 hours or at least it seemed that way. (No, I'm not pregnant...don't have those pieces anymore!) But there I was pouring Froot Loops into a bowl that I could hardly see. I just went right back to the couch and layed down while my son watched his cartoons and ate his cereal...

But after a bit...he says to me again...Mommy I'm hungry....(Yes...he loves to eat!) So there I am again in the kitchen squinting my eyes unable to even see the counter never mind find what he wants. I just tell him...go bug your sister. I go lay down and fall back asleep almost instantly. I can hear my kids in the background playing and that is all I need to hear to convince myself a nap is what I need. I sure needed more than that for later that is for sure.

My son has a lot of energy. How??? I wish I knew. He just started kindergarten this year and he hates it when he isn't at school. He gets bored so easily. I have gotten in the habit of having lazy days because some day I will have to enter the work force outside my home again. Right now I work at home, it's been good to be able to earn the extra money because right now we need it. But when my son starts grade 1, I know my life will be different.

I have convinced him to play his video games instead of throwing all my books around. I really hate that when he does that! But what can I say?? I'm a home mom...that has a job at home!

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watch these odd things!  

Monday, October 8, 2007

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Odd Things....  

Friday, October 5, 2007

I wouldn't be so happy if I was this family!!

Man...what is next?? How about worry about drugs or alcohol at schools instead???

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My cats....  

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I just made this movie with Belle and Milo in it...hope ya like it!! I was feeding them some treats and apparently they really really liked them!

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Pictures from the zoo....  

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I hope you enjoy them!! I had so much fun there!!

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Our zoo movies....  

Monday, September 24, 2007

We went to the zoo this weekend...what a great time we had...here are a couple of movies I taped while we were there...

Tomorrow I'll share some of the pics....

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Time for some weird news....  

Sunday, September 23, 2007

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My favorite songs.....  

Friday, September 21, 2007

via DotspotterRihanna "Umbrella"

via DotspotterTimbaland "The Way I Are"

via DotspotterFergie "Big Girls Don't Cry"

Now you know and are up to date.....LOL

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Life sometimes send you a curveball and you don't know what to do.
Life sometimes sends you an angel and you embrace him.
Life sometimes makes you cry and all you can do is weep.
Life sometimes makes me smile!

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Weird things...  

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I found these weird pics while surfing...

This is the world's ugliest cat....I wonder why?

This is the world's ugliest dog...man he gives me the creeps just looking at him!!

What do you think???

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This Baby is so cute!  

Sunday, September 16, 2007

There is nothing like a baby laughing...enjoy it!

Also...Ty loves school. He can't wait to go everyday. And he really wants to wear jeans there. He used to scream and yell and never want to wear them.

Thanks to Lisa and Confessing for tagging me...watch out for that post!

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A cool heartwarming Story!  

Friday, September 14, 2007

I found this wonderful story and I had to share with everyone!

The 12-week-old macaque was rescued on Neilingding Island, in Goangdong Province, China, after being abandoned by his mother.

Taken to an animal hospital, he was weaned back to physical health but still showed little appetite for life.

It was not until a fellow patient, a white pigeon, took him under her wing and showed him love and affection that he perked up.

Now the two are inseparable, say staff.

They are not the first odd couple. In March, we told how a tiger cub in China was being raised by a sow along with her piglets because his mother didn't know how to feed him.

And in 2005 Mi-Lu the baby deer became best friends with lurcher Geoffrey at the Knowsley Animal Park, in Merseyside, after being rejected by her mother.


Also Gilberts picture is in a photo contest...I would love if you voted for him! Just click on the link...thanks....

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Discreet listening....  

Thursday, September 13, 2007

OK, I have a new addiction...Gather...I have written about them before. I found these really cool set of videos there. This girl has went to the park with her lady and tapes what they say together. The lady just is hilarious....the girl can't get in a word edgewise. There are lots more...so enjoy the first installment!

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ABC Photograph Wednesday-The letter H  

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

This week is the letter H....

Haunted House....wooooooo creepy!!

Having fun!!

Horse....this a Percheron my favorite!

Husband...here is my husband....

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Remembering 9/11  

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Here are some clips of 9/11...if you are offended don't watch. It's amazing to see these again after so long. The third one is chilling...hearing the screams....This still seems so surreal to me. I can't believe we all made it through that day!

So watch and remember....I will never forget!

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Swimming Cats....  

Monday, September 10, 2007

I thought this was too cute and I had to share it!

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My thought for the day....  

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Here are some of my favorite things...Ace Young (Don't worry I still love Milo Ventimiglia)....Ellen Degeneres....and waves. Enjoy!

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Holy cow I have been busy...  

Friday, September 7, 2007

Sorry, I haven't been around. I have been going crazy getting Ty off to school. And there is that little matter of - well the Trojan Horse on my computer. My husband is going to literally kill me when he finds out. I had them do a sweep and they found it (spysweeper) but I can't afford a subscription. But then I remembered that we get all that free with the company we get the internet from. So I'm like okay...I can fix this. So I get that ready to be installed but of course...it's not compatible with Vista! Like OMG they sell you this computer and they know that we have Windows Vista on here and then they say that you get this ecare for free. I am soooo upset thinking about it. To top it off its a remote Trojan Horse...they can get into my computer anytime. That is why I don't do my banking on here...and no amount of money sits in my Paypal account.

My day has kinda been going like this all day. I go to the grocery store by myself and they overcharge me $4 for my cereal. Then I go to the library and some lady just pulls my son off the pre-school computer because she wanted her son to go on. Then...I go to go home. It's really cold out today (10C) and we were waiting a half an hour for a bus and the bus just goes by us. That totally ticked me off. I am having such a bad day!

I wonder what is going to happen next!

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ABC Photograph Wednesday....  

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

It's ABC Photograph Wednesday again....today it's the letter G!! I was having a really hard time figuring what I was going to, so I realized when I was at the grocery store I had my camera with me so I took some pictures of g things....

G is for Green Beans!!!

G is for Goldfish!

But then I started thinking...I know lots of G words!

G is for grasshopper...I took this pic on Monday actually.

G is for Gilbert. I really miss him...I almost cried posting this!!

G is for Ty GETTING on the bus for the first time...I took this pic about an hour ago...it is so weird without him here!!

G is for GREAT looking Cowboy Cops...OMG the middle one was so hot...and then they posed for me last summer!! Can you tell they are wearing Cowboy Hats for hats?? Silly eh? Well not really if you knew what city I lived in...

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