Fly on the Wall

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Fly on the Wall

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 14 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com Baking In A Tornado
http://www.justalittlenutty.com/ Just A Little Nutty
http://themomisodes.com  The Momisodes
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/ Spatulas on Parade
http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com  The Sadder But Wiser Girl
http://followmehome.shellybean.com  Follow me home
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/ Stacy Sews and Schools
http://www.menopausalmom.com/  Menopausal Mother
http://batteredhope.blogspot.com  Battered Hope
http://dinoheromommy.com/  Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://www.JuiceboxConfession.com Juicebox Confession
http://www.risanye.com Risa Nye
http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
http://www.clutteredgenius.com  Cluttered Genius

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Hubby got called to work in the morning and we had to get Dino out early for daycare. He didn’t mind but really wanted to go…there was a dusting of snow on the ground and he wanted to play. Tony was not moving fast enough for him.

“Daddy you are ruining this day.” This is something he says quite a bit…so dramatic.

THEN…I made him wait to go out to the car. He turned to look at me with anger on his face and his shoulders lifting up and down to emphasize his words. “Mommy, I’m a big boy and can do it myself.”

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My dad and hubby were talking while Dino was trying to watch a show. He started yelling, “I can’t hear.” Then he pointed to each of them. “You stop talking and you stop talking and let me watch my show.”

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My sister and BIL were getting rid of one of their couches and chest. We brought it into our house. Dino had an epic and horrific meltdown. He was screaming, sobbing, crying so hard he could barely breathe. This lasted for about ten minutes when we switched couches and twenty minutes when we switched and ottoman for the chest. Dino gets so attached to things and is quite emotional.

“I don’t like changes.”

“You are changing everything and I don’t like it.”

“You keep taking all my things.”

“I’m going to call somebody, but I don’t know who.”

I had to take a pictures of him with the ottoman before we threw it out, it didn’t matter that it was broken, he wanted to keep it forever. Of course he now LOVES the toy chest. 

please note that a few weeks later, he has forgotten abou the ottoman…so much drama over something he can’t remember.

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In reference to the toy chest, Dino came up to me while I was in the kitchen.

Dino: “I’m glad I don’t have a brother or sister because they would lock me in the chest.”

Mommy: “Yes, that’s right. An older brother or sister might sit on the chest, but it doesn’t lock. A younger brother or sister would want to climb in there with you and you would have to share the space.”

A while back he asked why we can’t have more kids so he can have a baby. I explained that our family is the three of us and we are happy. We talked about the good and bad things about having brothers and sisters. Dino said he’s happy he doesn’t have to share his toys, food, treats, and his Mommy and Daddy.

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Dino LOVES LOVES LOVES going to karate and is so proud of his black uniform and purple belt. When Sensei decides to have sparring, well Dino jumps up and down with joy. Sensei said that Dino would be a natural at sparring, not only does he know the protective stances he can take a hit and loves the contact.

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“Mommy, stop. Don’t take a picture of me watching Scooby Dooby Doo. This is my private time.”

Wonder when I get MY private time?

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Watching Ghost busters and the lead characters kiss. “Eeeeew, they are kissing. They are not married, why are they kissing?”

Daddy calmly asks him why he said that.

Dino gives Daddy a weird look, “When I watched a penguin show, he kissed her on the hand. He should have done that instead..”

I jumped in, “Yes, when you first meet someone you shouldn’t kiss on the lips. They really like each other, are adults, and want to get married, so they can kiss on the lips.”

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Dino loved putting our tree up and telling us where to put the ornaments. I don’t have the heart to change it, he worked so hard…I love our tree.

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I got Dino a new organizer for his Legos, he loves the organizers. All you could hear was grunts, growls, scream, explosions, and threats of destruction as he built and destroyed.

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Dino was NOT in the mood to have his picture taken, it’s rare, but it happens. “Oh come on, Mom. Fine you get an angry face, no smiles.”

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What would a fly on the wall hear in your home?

 

 

Dinosaur Reads

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Dino wasn’t in the mood to have his picture taken…so he made a mad face…but he’s still so darn cute. 

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Amazon Summary:

This New York Times bestseller is a holiday treat!

It is the night before Christmas . . . in a house so cozy and colorful that only the beloved Mary Engelbreit could have created it. Not a creature is stirring. Then there’s the jingle of bells. . . .

For this merry holiday celebration, every page is filled with bewitching details, rich color, and memorable characters. A bevy of mischievous elves, an adorable mouse, and a jolly, bespectacled Santa await. Make Mary’s joyous vision a part of your special Christmas!

Dino Review: Santa is going to leave lots of gifts for the family. I know Santa will visit me too! I can’t wait. The Daddy saw Santa, but he should be sleeping. 

Mommy Review: The illustrations are colorful and detailed in typical Mary Engelbreit fashion. I love reading this to Dino during Christmas! 

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Making Elf on the Shelf FUN and MAGICAL

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In a previous post for a Secret Subject Swap, I wrote about we use the Elf on the Shelf in our home. You can find that post here.

I allow Dino to hug, hold, kiss, and put Scooby Doo back on his designated shelf to sleep or relax. I want Dino to have power over his own actions and choices, I want Dino make know that Scooby Doo is not some creepy elf, but part of the magic of Christmas. Scooby Doo doesn’t report back to Santa with all the bad things Dino did, he only looks for good things and wants to remind Dino it’s Christmas time.

I decided to capture Dino posing with Scooby Doo each time he found him, as a way to make the fun continue and have wonderful memories. Besides, I will need to remember those hiding spots next Christmas.

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Just Finished Reading…

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What books have you finished reading? Loved it? Hated it? Going to read more by that author? Let us know by linking up… 

I was recently asked how I read book so darn fast. It’s all due to my commuting to work. I spend about an hour in the car each way and listen to books on tape instead of music or news. It’s the only way to pass the time and keep the commute from getting boring and annoying. During the summer and my breaks when Dino is home with me, I guarantee I won’t read as much. 

 

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Goodreads Summary: Home Again

At the center of Home Again is Madelaine – a brilliant cardiologist, a loving mother, a tender friend, and a woman full of self-doubt. It is also the story of her confused and angry daughter, Lina, and of the two very different men Madelaine loves: Francis, a priest searching for his faith, and Angel, a talented but cynical man with a broken heart. When tragedy suddenly brings them all together, they must learn to forgive the betrayals of the past and find the courage to love again.

Review: 5 Stars

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Some reviews said this was too predictable, of course it is…BUT the book is about the journey NOT the ending.

It was obvious one of two things would happen…and it did happen. Madeline and Angelo grew up with the shittiest parents on earth…it’s amazing they survived. No wonder they turned out to be who they were.

I don’t blame Angelo for being who he was, it was the only way he knew how. Poor Franciso, he wanted to help and he did, I sobbed for the life he thought he wanted…but in the end he created a family.

Lina finally got what she wanted and is seeing herself for the strong woman she is!

At times I wish Madeline would have told Lina sooner about her dad, but then Angelo would not have been ready for that.

Again, yes it was a predictable ending, but what a journey.

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Goodreads Summary: Beautiful Lies

What if your family was a lie?
What if your name was a lie?
What if your whole life was just a pack of Beautiful Lies?

If Ridley Jones had slept ten minutes later or had taken the subway instead of waiting for a cab, she would still be living the lie she used to call her perfect life. Instead, she’s in the wrong place at the right time to unleash a chain of events that begins with a mysterious package on her doorstep. A package that informs her that her entire world is just an illusion. Forced to question everything she knows about herself, Ridley wanders into dark territory, where everyone is hiding something.

Sexy and fast-paced, Beautiful Lies is a true literary thriller featuring one of the freshest new voices in years. Lisa Unger takes us on a breathtaking ride in which every choice Ridley makes creates a whirlwind of consequences that are impossible to imagine.

After reading her amazing book In the Blood, I had to read more of her books. What a flipping beginning…seriously…WOW! Now we get to slowly read how we end up there. Then the book starts and we see a situation no one would ever want to be faced with…I don’t know who to f&cking trust. 

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Finding Courage for my Dinosaur

 

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Finish the Sentence Friday hosts:

Kristi Finding Ninee
Trana Sand in My Toes
Viday VidaySuray

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“I never had the courage to

well, the darn list is too long.

I happily admit I’m scared of a bunch of things…

I never had the courage to (and never want to) go sky diving or jump off a cliff. I hear it’s a great adrenaline rush or thrill. That’s fine, you keep doing it and I’ll stay safely on the ground.

I never had the courage to (and never want to) touch a spider. I heard that if you conquer your fears they will be gone. My answer is a big, fat NOPE!

I never had the courage to (and never want to) go on a roller coaster. I’m too scared of heights, being thrown around, and being upside down. I LOVE the fact that my son is not scared of heights or roller coasters and will gladly go on them a hundred times…good for him…and hubby who goes with him. I’ll share in their joy from the ground.

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I DID have the courage to fight for my son. It’s been a long battle since before he was born…

With all the fertility treatments, injections, hormones just to get my body to work and hold onto, nourish, and carry a baby.

With knowing there was something wrong with my pregnancy, even though everyone and their mother told me…”It was fine.”, “This is what I wanted.”, and “Man up.”

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With being diagnosed too late with preeclampsia (with a terrible doctor and should have switched to another doctor) and having my son in the NICU. I grieved for the birth I would never have and the loss at not being able to see and hold my son when I wanted. I often felt like a criminal being buzzed in just to hold my little man.

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With trying to breast feed my little man and him not latching on. In the midst of trying for two months, I got numerous infections and somehow had to let go of the guilt, heal, and become a healthy mom to care for my son.

With knowing he DID NOT have allergies and need to go on Allegra at almost two years old, but rather he was allergic to dairy milk and taking him off of it made a huge difference in all our lives. If I had known then what I know now, I would have skipped the cow’s milk and let him drink coconut, rice, and almond milk…so much safer and healthier.

With knowing he had speech delays and fighting to get services, which he eventually received and what a difference it made.

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With having years of PPT meetings and not getting help for his sensory issues. Since he was not yet in the school system they didn’t seem to care or want to help. Now he is in kindergarten and officially in the school system. His kindergarten teacher was able to provide enough evidence that he needed more help than she can give him. We had our meeting and low and behind he is getting the service he needs. While he does not qualify for an IEP since he does not have a learning disability, he does qualify for a 504. What is a 504? It means that he has an impairment that requires accommodations for him to be successful in school. His accommodations will include a variety of efforts and manipulatives as well as occupational therapy twice a week for visual processing delays, fine motor delays, and sensory delays.

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I wanted to jump up hug each member of the team, I just about cried from joy and relief. Finally my son is getting the support he needs. The 504 will last a year, so when he returns to school in September as a first grader, his OT services will continue. Next December we will all meet again to discuss his current progress, goals, achievements, and delays.

As a reading specialist I often worry, since I work with students who have such learning disabilities, that he has dyslexia or ADD. I know he’s only five and it’s too early to identify this, but it plays a role in my worries. Maybe one day he will qualify for an IEP or perhaps the OT can help my son overcome his delays and he will no longer need service, consultations, and manipulative

What do your don’t you have the courage to do? What have you overcome or are trying to overcome?

Mommy and Dino’s Real Food Meals

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All recipes and meals are made with organic, real food and/or NON-GMO products.

LEFTOVER Chicken Soup: Whole Chicken, sweet potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, barley, 

Recipe can be found here   

Of course Dino MUST have the red bowl…and he ate every bite. I swear the sweet potatoes make all the difference. 

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FROZEN LEFTOVER Slower Cooker Rice and Beans:

  • Recipe can be found here. We made it into a nachos with lots of cheese

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Baked Ziti

  • 1 box pasta
  • ground beef
  • pasta sauce
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • seasoning of choice
  • Cook ground beef in cast iron skillet until all pink is gone, cook ground beef with LOTS of seasoning and a bit of water and olive oil, then mix in some sauce, at the same time boil pasta, when past and beef is done, layer half past in pan, layer ground beef and sauce mixture, then layer on cheese, repeat one more time but add more sauce before adding final cheese on top. Cover and bake at 350 for ten minutes

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Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes:

  • boneless chicken 
  • sweet potatoes
  • olive oil, coconut oil
  • water
  • seasoning of your choice
  • brown sugar
  • marinate chicken with seasoning (I used bbq seasoning), olive oil and water. Then lightly coat in flour and place in cast iron skillet and bake at 350 degrees until cooked. Slice sweet potato and coat in coconut oil, place in cast iron skillet, bake at 350 for thirty minutes. Sprinkle brown sugar over potatoes after cooked. 

Dino got the stomach bug and was eating rice, bananas, toast, and pretzels for days. He happily ate the chicken and potatoes. He said he really liked this chicken…I guess it’s more dark meat for this guy.  

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LEFTOVERS – Chicken Thighs, Potatoes, and Chicken Soup:

Dino asked for broccoli to go with his chicken and potatoes. I happily cooked some broccoli, cauliflowers, and carrots in a cast iron skillet and a tablespoon of coconut oil.  

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Even though I push fruits and vegetables, we still crave snacks. Thankfully there are many companies that produce NON-GMO snacks, since I am an awful baker. Some of my new favorites are…..

Liz Lovely’s cookies. Our favorite is Triple Chocolate Mint…but each is so delicious and GMO FREE.

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Coco Roons. Our favorites are vanilla maple and lemon pie. They are GMO Free as well. 

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In an effort to save money and do a better, but EASY job of planning meals I’m just typing it out and putting it on the fridge. I WILL use, must use freezer meals in this meal plan. I don’t want them to sit and not get used…what was the point of gathering up the leftovers and freezing them. Hubby will know what’s on the menu and I won’t have to open up anything or search for the plan…it’s right there.

Here’s a pic of my two week meal plan (this was taken with my old phone…hence the terrible blur)

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I am loving my new phone…the Samsung Galaxy S5.  

It takes amazing pictures and is beyond easy to use! What a difference from this phone and the prepaid phones I used to have.

My favorite apps are…

Blue Mail…which coordinates with gmail and lets you add emails to task folder and reread at a later date! 

Receipt Hog, I take pictures of receipts and get points. It’s that simple. It was recommended by a few reputable sites, I am at 600 ponits and can get a $5 Amazon card when I get to a 1000 points. It’s like getting money for free…we shall see if it really works. I will keep you updated. 

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

http://foodbabe.com/ http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

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Dinosaur Reads…

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Dino sure looks happy with his pillows and blankets all over the living room.

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Amazon SummaryThis classic picture book tells the story of a little bear and his family and the heartwarming adventures they have together. Little readers will love this gentle story with charming pictures, soothing text, and imaginative plot, and parents will love reading along with their children. Ideal for children just learning to read.

Dino Review: Little Bear does fun things with his mommy and daddy. He plays in leaves, cuddles with his mommy and gets lots of love, just like me. He is one kid so he doesn’t have to share his mommy and daddy. 

Mommy Review: What a sweet book this is. It is written in such a way that the little bear can be a boy or girl. Not only does it feature an only child, it shows moments that matter most. Whether it’s cuddles, reading books, taking walks, looking at stars, or sneaking in mom and dad’s bed the little bear is loved. The illustrations are detailed, but soft and comforting. 

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Just Finished Reading…

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What books have you finished reading? Loved it? Hated it? Going to read more by that author? Let us know by linking up… 

 

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Goodreads Summary: In The Blood 

Liar, liar, pants on fire . . . College senior Lana Granger has told so many lies about her past that the truth seems like a distant, cloudy nightmare.  But she meets her match when she begins babysitting for a volatile, manipulative eleven-year-old boy.  Soon after Lana takes the job, her close friend Beck mysteriously disappears.  Lana instantly begins fabricating stories – to friends, to police, to herself.  Why doesn’t her account jibe with those of eye-witnesses?  Lana will do anything to bury the truth about that night … and about her life.  But someone else knows her secrets.  And he’s dying to tell. 

As darkly startling and finely crafted as her blockbuster bestseller Beautiful Lies, Lisa Unger’s masterful new psychological thriller is packed with no-holds-barred raw power.

Review: 5 Stars

I bow to Lisa Unger and her creativity for the twisted, sick and page turning mysteries. 

What a book, I had an idea, but it wasn’t easy idea to get to. Some books are poorly written and so easy to identify the killer and mystery. But not Lisa, she leads you there but with more questions than answers…even when you are partially right you are still tricked and amazed. 

What a situation, what a story, what an ending. I had to pullover I was screaming and laughing…the last word had so much damn meaning. WOW! 

I highly recommend this book, and plan on reading more of her books. 

 

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Goodreads Summary: Home Again

At the center of Home Again is Madelaine – a brilliant cardiologist, a loving mother, a tender friend, and a woman full of self-doubt. It is also the story of her confused and angry daughter, Lina, and of the two very different men Madelaine loves: Francis, a priest searching for his faith, and Angel, a talented but cynical man with a broken heart. When tragedy suddenly brings them all together, they must learn to forgive the betrayals of the past and find the courage to love again.

Already the beginning is good…I’m captivated and look forward to getting to know the characters. 

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Secret Subject Swap

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Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 12 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Secret Subject Swap

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com Baking In A Tornado
http://themomisodes.com The Momisodes
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/ Spatulas on Parade
http://dinoheromommy.com/ Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/ Stacy Sews and Schools
http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/ The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com Evil Joy Speaks
http://www.JuiceboxConfession.com Juicebox Confession
http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/  Confessions of a part-time working mom
http://www.silenceofthemom.blogspot.com Silence of the Mom
http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/  Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com Climaxed

My subject is: Your elf on the shelf recruited some friends in the off season. Every morning you wake up and all sorts of shenanigans have taken place. Tell me about it. It was submitted by http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com Here goes: 

The past two years it was all about our elf “Scooby Doo” reporting back to Santa on Dino’s behavior. Then I realized that it took away from the spirit of Christmas and made Dino less likely to enjoy Scooby Doo and more likely to resent him. This year it will be different. This year instead of Scooby Doo hiding in places Dino can’t reach…(which he will lose his magic if he does) I will hide him in places Dino CAN reach. Scooby Doo is a playful loving elf who wants to remind Dino that Santa is watching and only looking for when Dino does kind and loving things.

Scooby Doo will NOT be naughty, just playful!

So let’s see what shenanigans Scooby Doo got into with his buddies.

First night Scooby Doo came back after visiting Santa. Not sure why the pic came out in a red tone, I am hoping to get a new phone that takes better pictures. Scooby Doo, sock snowman, and dinosaur (which you can’t see) were looking at the pictures Dino drew in his small notepad.

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Scooby a mini t-rex, a mini soilder, a power ranger, and a rescue bot all helped each other drink the rest of the chocolate coconut milk Dino left on the TV stand. Dino was so happy to find him, he hugged and kissed him.

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Scooby Doo, Sock snowman, Froggy, and Buzz all decided to neslte in some warm towels for a good night’s sleep. Please enjoy the messy top shelf of the wicker basket, no need to thank me…it’s my pleasure.  

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Scooby Doo, Teddy, Water Dino, and Snowman all drew pics on the table with one of Dino’s markers.

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I got a new phone with a ROCKING camera!!!!! Finally clear pics!

I got the Samsung Galaxy S5 and so thrilled with it! I decided to go back to a contract after the pre-paid phones just weren’t up to the same quality. 

Now back to the Scooby Doo and his buddies. 

Scooby Doo was using a minion’s fart gun while the minion, monster puppet, another snowman sock laughed and egged him on.

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Scooby Doo, Spider Man Head, and Minion are hanging out, eating fruits and playing with the fart gun. Yes, Dinosaurs’s pajama shirt is on inside out. Yes, there is that meme of Jack Nicholson not giving a f&ck on our wall. Why? Well, why not? 

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Scooby Doo, Spider Man head, several transformers, one Rescue Bot Human, Orange Robot, Monkey, and Minion were all looking at one of the spiders in Dino’s Killer Spiders book.

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The number of spots to hide the Elf and surprises he could get into are becoming more challenging…but it’s fun. Though a few just as I was falling into a deep sleep, I had to jump out of bed and hide the elf… 

The cute part is, Dino puts him back on the picture frame shelf every time. He can’t get him to sit up, so he lays him down. When he gets home from schools, Scooby Doo is sitting up! 

 

 

 

I Woudn’t Watch It Either

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Finish the Sentence Friday hosts:

Kristi Finding Ninee
April 
100 Lb Countdown
Michelle Crumpetsandbollocks

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 If they made a reality show about my life, it would be called

I have no flipping idea. 

I hate reality TV, because it’s not reality in the least bit. It’s all scripted and fluffed up. It’s edited and made to look one way or another. Alas Finish the Sentence Friday calls for an answer, right?

Now, don’t think I’m judging those who watch reality TV. I’m truly and sadly hooked on many dramas and comedies…which sometimes suck out your brains. I love Parenthood, Scandal, Sleepy Hollow, Law and Order SVU, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Mysteries of Laura, Bones, How to Get Away with Murder, and Bad Judge.

As I thought, wrote, deleted, rewrote and deleted again I finally came up with an answer. I just have too many choices.

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Eating NON-GMO: watch me on shopping trips as I look for, buy, and cook real food meals. Wait with baited breath to see if Hubby will like the dinner, eat some of it, or outright refuse…Dino eats almost all the food I make. You can check out my attempts at cooking and eating real food here.

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Can You be Serious for One Minute?: Watch as I go mad as Dino and Daddy, who are just too similar, are silly and crazy as I try to get things done. I swear Hubby is a big kid and Dino follows in his footsteps I love having fun, but there is a time to be serious. Wanted to get a pic of hubby making his infamous “I messed up face”, which Dino has perfected…but I kept forgetting…sorry. Next time though.

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Commuting: Watch as I drive to work and listen to books on tape. You WILL be entertained by my reactions. I scream, cry, shout, curse, tell the characters what to do or revel in their deserved misery. Plus you get to watch me stuff my face. You can check out my book reviews here.

FTSF collage reality

Snow Day Survival: This one would be insane, watch us survive being trapped in a TINY apartment for two days or longer. Who will go mad first? Seriously, our 950 square foot apartment is not big at all. I normally LOVE the cozy space, EXCEPT when we are trapped in by snow. Thank goodness we live within walking distance to a few restaurants, or I’d be taken away in a white coat.

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So, which one of these shows would you sign on to watch, talk about with your friends, host weekly viewing parties as you guessed what would happen next?

NONE?!?!?!

Don’t worry, I wouldn’t either.