Voices can’t wake up hubby

I love trying to come up with a title for Five Minute Friday and Five Question Friday. Sometime it’s so strange and weird, LOL.

Five Minute Friday: VOICE

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

Sometimes my voice is harsh and rude and I regret what I have said.

Sometimes my voice is kind and loving and I can feel His love for me.

Sometimes my voice is calm and peaceful and I love the serenity.

Sometimes my voice is soothing and comforting as I rock my little man.

Sometimes my voice is strong and confident, other times nervous and unsure as I face a new situation.

No matter what my voice shows, I am loved and I love. I am never alone. I have voices around me that I love hearing and so thankful for the way it fills my heart.

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1. Who wakes up in the morning with the kids, you or hubby? LOL…Hubby wake up with him, LOLOLOL…he’d be in a deep sleep, letting our son cry in the crib with a soiled diaper.

2. Do you watch the World Series even if your team isn’t in it? I’m not really into sports, but I would. Hubby may be a Yankee fan, but he is also a baseball fan.

3. What is the best compliment you have received? While it is nice hearing I look good, I loved hearing that my son was so well-behaved in a store.

4. Do/did you dress up to take your kids trick or treating? I haven’t but now that he is older, he will want me to dress up with him. I won’t wear a full  costume, but I will look “Halloweeny”

5. Do you have a favorite bible verse? What is it and why?  I really like “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6. I like this because, I try to teach son that he will never be alone. God will always be on his side, even when he is scared, alone, or unsure. God will be there to show him the right path. 

Look and walk over the junk.

I love trying to come up with a title for Five Minute Friday and Five Question Friday. Sometime it’s so strange and weird, LOL.

Five Minute Friday: LOOK

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

All you have to do is look around to see His beautiful and magnificent. The colors on the trees, the smells in the air, the sun shining each morning. Even the rain is a wonderful gift that brings new life life. All I have to do is look at my son to see His wonderful gift to us.
Often people are quick to point out the negatives or see the cup as half full, but if you really LOOK, truly look with your soul, with your love…you will see the wondrous joys around you. Every moment can’t be perfect, but what is God’s lesson? What is He trying to show you? What do you need to look beyond to see what he is giving you? Sometimes it’s hard and other times it’s right there for you. What do you see see when you look around?

I saw a quote on Pinterest recently…While it is funny, it’s also true. The glass is full and so should our appreciation of all things around us.

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1. Where do you hide junk when people come over? I leave it out in the open. With a wild three year old and a small apartment, I don’t have space or time to hide my junk. If people can’t handle the chaos they don’t have to come over. I know lots of other people are good at presenting a well-cleaned and organized house-great for them. Even with a cleaning schedule, nothing is perfect, and Besides I really don’t care what other people think.  

2. Do political ads help you decide who you are going to vote for? NOPE! As a woman I already know who I am voting for, the adds are fast-forwarded through or that’s when I use the bathroom 😉

3. What’s your favorite holiday party to host? I wold LOVE to host a Halloween party, there are so many fun things you can do. I hosted Christmas Eve once and my sister last year. With Pinterest I can go crazy…though not too crazy because the reality is my recipes/crafts NEVER turn out like they are supposed to…but it’s still so much fun.

4. You go to an island with your husband and can only take one personal item. What is it? WHAT???? ONLY ONE ITEM????? Oh boy…Only ONE item????? I would say the…… I honestly have NO answer…Are we stranded or is it just for a vacation? If we are stranded I would let hubby choose the item…he’s good with survival and getting us out of there. If its’ just for some weird trip, I would bring A HUGE case of Gatorade.

5. If you found out your spouse was a Dexter style serial killer (only kills people to save others) would you rat? I honestly pretend I knew nothing about it, I would play dumb and be thankful that one more evil person is off the streets. If someone is repeatably killing and abusing and getting away with it…they are truly evil and need to be gone. I know it’s not the Christian thing to do, but I would pretend I knew nothing about it and go on with my life, feeling a little safer.

Though the thought of my hubby doing ANYTHING like that is just too silly, he would never and could never, LOL. 

Stop the RACE and have a burger

I love trying to come up with a title for Five Minute Friday and Five Question Friday. Sometime it’s so strange and weird, LOL.

Five Minute Friday: RACE

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

It’s a race to get dinner ready on time,
race to make it to the doctor’s appointment,
race to clean up all the toys before bedtime,
race to make the bed before I leave,
race to get breakfast on the table,
race to take Balboa out,
race to get grocery shopping done.
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STOP….
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When you sit down and breathe, relax for a moment you realize there is no race.
You look around and smile, there is no reason to race, you have everything important that you already need.
In that moment it doesn’t become a race…but a joy. You smile, enjoying each task.
You are here, in the moment. You are folding clothes, making dinner, taking out the dog, bringing your son to the grocery store.
You watch others race around you, but you smile. You know that living in the moment is perfectly exhilarating and a true blessing.

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1. Did you have any homecoming traditions? What is that? …Seriously no. Perhaps when my son is older and into it maybe.

2. Do you ask your spouse before spending money? For big purchases, yes. I’ll tell him what we need to do after thinking about it for a while. He’ll ask me if we should do something. I think he’s more frivolous with money. We have a few kitchen appliances just SITTING in the kitchen, that he used ONCE.

3. If you could be famous for something what would it be? hmmmm….I would love to be famous for ….Oh I can’t just think of one thing right now. There are so many parts of me and by picking just one, I feel like I am leaving out what makes me ME. I know that sounds strange, LOL.

4. Have you ever seriously thought you were going crazy? When have I NOT? I swear in the moments when I tell hubby the right way to do something and he does it WRONG or doesn’t listen…I can feel my head twitching. Or when I know I put the something down in a certain spot and then it’s NOT there. Or how about when I go in the kitchen five times because I can’t remember why I keep walking in there, LOL…mom brain for sure.

5. How do you eat your steak? Burger? (as in, well done, medium, still moo-ing…) My steak must be red and juicy in the center, oh it’s so good that way.  I love my burgers pink in the middle with the works…mayo, mustard, ketchup, relish, pickles and sauteed onions……oh want a burger right now.  

Welcome, but NO Ironing Allowed

Five Minute Friday: WELCOME

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

He walks into church knowing he is welcomed, he smiles as he follows me to our seats. Happily he sits and waits for his snack. Though he may be holding his car and chewing on a snack, he is listening-welcoming God into his life.

Nervously, I walk into a a new place, unsure about what to expect but am greeted by a friendly face. That one smile, that sense of you are welcome here sets me at ease.

After a long break, I started blogging again and was welcomed in as if I had never left. Changes were made, social media introduced, but the welcoming feel of fellow bloggers remained the same.

I left for a bit while things imploded and I sought refuge in negativity and sadness. After I opened up my heart to the Lord again, He welcomed me back in and whispered that He has always been there for me, I was never alone.

Even though my three year old redecorated, there may be some dust, drawings on the wall, toys on the floor, pillows in the kitchen, and dishes in the sink, dog toys all over and beds unmade; you are welcome to come in. This home is lived in, we enjoy each moment and hope you can plop on the couch and enjoy the moments with us.

WELCOME…come and sit, get food, and enjoy…We have fun here.

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1. What album/cd/download are you embarrassed to admit you have? Oh, I have no idea. ummmm, I’m not that into music, but bought a few DVDs when I was going through my Joaquin Phoenix phase MANY, MANY years ago. I think I watched each one ONCE and now they are just collecting dust. I probably should just give them away, LOL.

2. What’s the one thing your spouse does better than you? Hmmm, my hubby sleeps better than me. Seriously, he can sleep through a tornado and wake up as if nothing has happened…then tell me I chose to wake up. Do all hubbies block out loud noises, like crying kids, or is it just mine?

3. When do you start buying Halloween Candy? I actually bought some three weeks ago, only because it was on sale for a really good price. I got a a bunch of candy for .50 cents to a $1.00 a pack… coupons rock. Besides, we are renting a new apt and I don’t know how many trick or theaters we will get.

I’ve been really good and haven’t opened ANY of the candy.

4. Family closets – Yay or nay?  Family Closet? You mean where we share ONE closet. NO WAY. Hubby has too many clothes, he has more clothes and shoes than me, if you can believe that.

5. Which home/cleaning chore do you hate the most? Why? I HATE ironing, absolutely HATE it. Before I had a dryer in our place, I would would either iron it while angry or just wear it wrinkled. Now, with a dyer I will sprinkle the clothes, put them in the dryer for a few minutes to get the wrinkles out or just were it. I only iron if it is a VERY important reason or occasion. 

this is found on clothing labels when something shouldn’t be ironed…well I need to put this over the door of my home.

Grasp and Women’s Fashion

Five Minute Friday: GRASP

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

He wakes up crying for his mommy, scared of the bad dream, alone needing his mommy’s embrace. I run to him and hold him in my arms, rocking and soothing him until he feels safe enough to go back to sleep.

He falls and looks up to me, tears in his eyes, pain on his little body. He runs to me and takes shelter in his mommy’s arms and knows that one kiss will make it all better.

He jumps at the loud noise and runs crying to me, I pick him up and rock him. He is protected here in my arms and I explain that the loud bang was just a truck outside. He knows he is in his mother’s arms completely safe. 

He is pushed and jumped on in the bouncy castle, but maneuvers out of the boy’s hold. He looks to me, calling my name. He needs help and I can’t get to him, I can’t grasp him in my arms. Eventually he comes running to me and I hold him tight, telling him how proud I am of him for not using his hands and coming to me.  I am relieved that I was his shelter, but worry that I won’t be there next time.

I worry when I won’t be able to run to him and grasp him up in my arms, when I won’t be there to protect and reassure him. I worry that I won’t be there when he needs me. Will my teaching and words be enough for him? Will he know what to do and who to go to for help? Will he remember that I will make it to him eventually hold him in my arms. Will he remember that he is always in God’s grasp? Will he remember that he is never alone?

1. Do you prefer to drive to your vacation spot or fly? I prefer to drive, this way we can stop on our time for stretches, bathroom breaks and meals. I really don’t like being cramped up and not being able to move.

2. If you could live any where in the world, where would you go and why? Hmmm,this may sound strange but both Maine and Texas intrigue me. I would love to split my time between both states. They are both so beautiful, with very different and extreme weather, and let’s not forget their delectable foods and gorgeous views. 

3. Should grown women wear leggings? I think women should wear whatever makes them comfortable and happy. I don’t buy into these fashion rules, I wear what I want, how I want. I dress for me and if I feel good that is all that matters.

4. If you could change your name to any other name, would you? And what would it be? I love my name, my parents named me so how could I change the name they gave me? When I was pregnant, the girl name we chose was Angelina Sophia, for my grandmother…but I am NO Angelina. I am Karen and simply can’t be any other name.

5. What magazines to you have subscriptions to? I subscribe to Parents and Redbook, I think. I won’t subscribe to them unless the price is almost free. I think I got the subscriptions a few years ago. Now a days, almost everything is online, but then again, getting magazines in the mail means cutouts for collages with son.

Wide Open and Fall Colors

Five Minute Friday: WIDE

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

No matter how many times you…

draw on the wall
scream and cry when you can’t get gummies or a lollipop
throw your toys or shoes at the TV or me
run outside to see what Daddy is doing without asking for permission
ignore me when I try to talk to you about your behavior
hit me out of frustration
refuse to eat a meal
pinch your doggie, Balboa
cry and shout because you can’t express what you want with words
jump from couch to couch and ripping off the pillows

I will always have my heart and arms WIDE open for you my sweet boy. I will always love you, no matter what you do, I will always be there to embrace you and love you. My love for you is WIDE open, it’s limitless

God is there for us, His arms WIDE open holding us tight. If you truly look, take a deep breath, you can see Him reaching down to you embrace you.

Morning after the storm, part of the tree just missed
the house. After taking the picture I knew God helped
to keep us safe.


1. What is one grammar issue you cannot let go without correction?
hangs head in shame, I often miss grammar mistakes I should have seen. I am the LAST person to ask that question. Though when I see the errors, I MUST correct them.

2. What’s your favorite thing about fall? The colors and smells, though I am really looking forward to picking leaves with son and creating some cute fall crafts. Then there is apple and pumpkin picking. Oh and let’s not forget apple cider and apple doughnuts. What is there NOT to love about the fall?

http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/leaves.html

3. What’s your favorite dish to take to a potluck? I used to take a chili dip, but really can’t anymore that we stopped eating dairy and no one seems to like the soy cheese on there, LOL. I try to bring a yummy dairy-free dish I know son and I can eat. So…depending on the weather and the crowd…slow cooked chicken wings, chips and guacamole or hummus, quinoa or couscous salad, or fruit salad.

4. When do you start Christmas (Holiday) shopping? I don’t want to think about that, but I should start very soon. I try to think of ideas now and when I see something I buy it, I don’t EVER want to be stuck worrying about last minute gifts or stocking-stuffers. Though, I always seem to do anyway. I just picked up a bunch of really cute “thingies” can’t really say what they are since family reads this. They will make for a cute stocking stuffer.

5. Did you move homes a lot growing up? No, I was very lucky to have one home when I was growing up, though we didn’t move there till I was three. My parents still live in that house, so it saddens me that my son won’t have a home to call his “family home”. Though he is loving the outside freedom of this apartment, and…home is where wherever your family is.  

Focus, wedding dress, and soy ice cream

Five Minute Friday: FOCUS

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

Sometimes I feel like I get off track, so I apologize in advance. I truly write what I feel as soon as I see the prompt. So here goes…

Life can get crazy, with set backs, changes, stress, and wonderful events. Life can get crazy, if you let it. I started out blogging for one reason and found myself moving in a different direction. I found my soul moving in a different direction and I knew I wasn’t the one leading the way.

While I still worry, I’m a mom and can’t help it, I find that my perspective on things has changed. While being laid off is a burden, I now see it as opportunity to focus on something I might not have been able to while working all day. Picking up my son from day care, which he attends only two days a week, the wonderful teacher spoke to me. Her words made it even more evident that God is leading the way for me. She explained that he is using his words more and less signs of lunging towards kids, lunging to hit or bite them. She saw him listening more the first time and doing what he was told. He was going through this sudden phase when he would get aggressive when he got upset. She suggested that even though I am at home and still looking for work, maybe it was a good thing because I was able to help my son get back on track.

I smiled and was filled with such love. There it was…My focus was on my son, teaching him to be a good man. I worked incredibly hard to lead him in the right direction. I helped him identify and his feelings. I gave him words to use and helped him figure out what he should do when he felt that way. My focus wasn’t on how I need to find work, how we have to budget even more, or how mad I am about not finding work. It was about guiding and teaching my son. It was about helping my son focus and in turn, he helped me focus on what really matters.

1. How long did it take for you to find your wedding dress? (Wedding dress pics anyone?) WOW,  I’ve been married eleven years now…I don’t remember how long it took me to find my dress. I do know I didn’t like ANYTHING in the shops. Then at a consignment shop I found a VERY different dress.  It was a cream dress with a white lace overlay, off the shoulders, so beautiful… so different, so me…at the time. NOW…I would have done something MUCH simpler, but I LOVED my dress. It’s not a great picture, most of our wedding pictures are still in boxes. Haven’t hung them up yet since we moved here in May. Hopefully the picture of a picture shows off some of the wonderful lace detail. The bottom was a poofy a-line covered with the same material. My son has claimed this picture as his own and keeps it in his special Lightening McQueen back pack that his LaLa and PopPop gave him. I am overjoyed that our wedding photo means so much to him.

2. Someone in your general vicinity releases a NASTY smelling fart. Do you say anything or blow it off? If it’s my hubby, son, sister, or dear friends I will totally call them out. My son looks at me and laughs and tries to get more out…such a boy. My hubby…well he’s a man after all, so you know how they are. And my friends…well we are just CRAZY. If it’s my parents or stranger, I let it go.

3. What is the scariest thing that happened to you or scared you recently? This still freaks me out…there was a spider on our ceiling and I thought since hubby was home he could kill it. If he wasn’t I would have gotten out the Lysol, sprayed and killed it till it hit the floor and searched for hours until I found it’s carcass. (It was evening and my son was sleeping, so I couldn’t vacuum) Since hubby was home, I asked him to kill it while I stayed at safe distance. WRONG… the dead carcass flew in my direction and I had a full on panic attack. I ripped off all my clothes while running around the living room in a silent scream. Hubby swore he got the dead spider and threw it in the garbage, but he couldn’t produce evidence. It took me a while to go to sleep that night.

4. Favorite brand and flavor of ice cream. Since son and I are allergic to dairy, I have a limited selection. I LOVED Trader Joe’s soy creamy, cherry chocolate chip ice cream. There was chunks of cherry and chocolate…it was HEAVEN. We ate it in cones, over brownies and cookies. We also love Soy Dream almond or coconut milk. They have tons of varieties. But their containers are pretty small and not as creamy.

5. Are you able to sleep well in hotels? Yes, as long as the remote control is in a bag (that thing has more germs than you can imagine), the bathroom is clean (even if I have to do it myself), and it feels safe. I have never been in a hotel room without my hubby or parents, and I would never stay in one alone-that ensures NO SLEEP. 

Graceful, pumpkins and tattoos

Five Minute Friday: GRACEFUL

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

I struggled with this topic, I don’t see myself as graceful. Growing up I felt anything but graceful. I was the odd one out at school, the one that was picked on daily, the unpopular and weird girl. I believed their hurtful words and actions, and was never comfortable in my own skin. I wanted to believe in my mother’s words that when I grew up and it wouldn’t matter.

Can I really be graceful when I am wearing food and boogie stained clothes? Chasing after a screaming dinosaur holding a permanent marker? Cleaning marker stains off a wall? Picking up endless dinosaurs and cars? As I clean squished chicken from my son’s hands? As I take a deep breath to answer the hundredth “why” question for the day? As I struggle and sweat to keep son entertained while I shop for groceries?

But then I take a deep breath again and realize that my son looks at me and see me as his graceful, loving mommy. I am wondrous in his eyes and all his. I am his world and none of that matters, as long as I love him.

I want him to be the student who reaches out his hand to a class being bullied by others. I want him to thankful for all he has and not worry about what he doesn’t have. I want him to be the person who doesn’t classify people into categories, but just sees a person like himself.

It all starts with me and how I speak to hubby. How I react to hubby when he is upset or disappointed. How I react to son when he refuses to nap and mommy is exhausted. How I react when everything seems to be going wrong. How I react when I am stuck in traffic or am cut off by another driver. My son is watching and my actions and words need to reflect the graceful mother that he sees. My actions and words need to reflect the graceful person
I WANT him to be.

1. What is your favorite fall family tradition? hmmm that would be hubby, son and I walking along main street in our town to pick a pumpkin. Seems rather simple, but waking among those families reminds me just how we are to have our son.


2. If money weren’t an issue, how many kids would you have? oh boy, this is a tough for me. Before our infertility and financial issues I wanted two or three kids. BUT, I just accepted that Dinosaur is an only child and I am VERY HAPPY with our family. 


3. If you were to get a tattoo, what would it be and where would you put it? I’d love a lily on my hip, or Anthony’s name near my heart, or maybe a cute Dinosaur near my heart.

4. What condiment is a must in your house? Hubby would say spicy mustard for his hotdogs. I would say bbq sauce, because you can put that on almost anything. 

5. How did your spouse/fiance propose? LOL, We were pretty young and it was SO long ago. He taped the ring to the inside roof of his car and kept pointing up. I thought it was a spider and was afraid to look. Took me a few minutes to look up I thought he was trying to scare me. I was pretty shocked when I saw the ring. I knew the proposal was coming, just didn’t know when. This was perfect, because it was just him being him. If he actually got on his knee I would have probably laughed in his face, that’s just not us.

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Dangerous Drivers and Loving Who You Are

Time for more Friday Fun

1. What do you enjoy doing the most with your spouse? I love settling in on the couch, with popcorn and wine; and watching a side-splitting comedy. (Yes, popcorn and wine are delicious together, LOL) He doesn’t like to watch drama, horror, or suspense with me; because I will look on moviespoiler.com to see how it ends. Yes, I can read gory crime dramas, but I CAN’T watch them.

2. How do you eat your taco? From the top or from the side? I can ONLY eat it from the side, otherwise I would make an even bigger mess than I already do.

3. Have you ever shut off the basement light and ran like a fool because you knew someone was down there and would get you? After reading all the gory crime dramas that I do…YES!!!!!!! Hubby laughs at me and thinks I am a psycho, but I refuse to go down to the basement. If he wants to go down there, get caught, chained up, and buried alive, that’s his prerogative.

4. If you could change one thing about you what would it be and why? I love myself and wouldn’t change ONE thing about me. Besides, change one thing about yourself and who YOU are changes. And…if my son sees that I am unhappy about something, what is that really telling him? He came from me…so how would that make him feel and think about himself? I do wish I could find a job though, if that counts.

5. What age do you think is appropriate to have the “bird and the bees” talk with your children? I feel it depends on what my son asks me. I already talk to him about his body, how it belongs to him and ONLY him. The doctor can look at him, ONLY if mommy or daddy is in the room. He knows who is allowed to change his diaper and who isn’t. At three he already knows the basic physical differences between mommies/girls and daddies/boys. I have no problem answering any of his questions in language he can understand. Once kids feel they have gotten a straight answer, they are happy and go on with their day. I want son to know that he can ask me ANYTHING and tell me ANYTHING, this will be important as he enters pre-teen and teenage years.

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Dear Producers of the movie “Cedar Rapids”,
What a hilarious movie. I never laughed so hard. I had to share it with hubby
and laughed again when he lost it too.
From a satisfied viewer.

Dear Son,
I promise to stop trying to get you to potty train. I know I stressed you out and will let
you be and decide when you are ready.
Love your understanding mommy

Dear cars who like to turn around in my driveway, speedy delivery trucks, & careless food delivery drivers
It seems like the circular driveway is empty, but YOU ARE WRONG. Not only are you are coming onto PERSONAL property, but the driveway opens to a rectangular driveway that my son runs around in and rides his bike. Your careless driving is putting my son’s life in danger. I do not appreciate you barreling around, therefore this neon-orange “children at play” triangle will keep you from either coming onto our property for u-turns or warning you to go slow for the safety of a child.
From a livid mother bear who will not hesitate to show her teeth and claws.

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Chubby Cheeks Thinks

Five Minute Friday: CHANGE

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

……Often hubby will come home and see furniture moved around, cabinets rearranged, curtains replaced, or clothes sorted out. He never knows what to expect. Why? His wife loves change. Yes, I LOVE to change it up and try new things. Something inspires me and I have to try it. This is why I love decorating,
it’s perfect for someone who wants a little variety, and then when I get bored it’s the perfect time
to take it down.

 Now with a new place, I am itching to decorate for Halloween. Not being in a condo any longer I have the freedom to add more whimsy and festivities for our son. I can decorate our porch and add some details to the lawn. I know son will love the decorations and get as excited as me.

Then there is all the great fall activities we can do as the season changes. Oh boy, now that he is three years old he can have more fun helping me look for leaves. We can make collages, weather, leaf rubs, and possibly weather chimes. The possibilities are endless and the surprises will never end. Half the fun is coming up with an idea and trying it out. If it works that’s great, if it doesn’t we still had fun..…..

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Daily:
run washing machine if full
put away dried clothes
clean up disaster areas from Hurricane Dinosaur
Friday:
wipe down bathrooms
vacuum living areas
31st
declutter and organize
What’s your cleaning agenda today?

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Need a Cadbury Chocolate Bar Now

Time for more Friday Fun

1. If you could have been (could be) any profession you wanted (brains and $$$ no problem) what would it be? I always wanted to be a home decorator, but now after watching the food network, all I want to do is cook, cook, cook. 

2. How often do you clean out your car? According to my cleaning schedule once a month, but that doesn’t always happen, just ask my annoyed hubby.

3. Do you wish there was such a thing as fashion police or are you deeply relieved? fashion police? I can’t stand the fashion police. I believe in dressing how you want and what makes you comfortable. During the winter hubby would playfully tease me about my ankle cowboy boots with calf-length corduroy skirt, but I loved how I looked.

4. What’s your go to food/drink/activity when stressed?  CADBURY CHOCOLATE BARS, sure they make me sick, but sometimes you just need that guilty pleasure. Then there is always a great jack and coke to help with stress.

5. If you had twins, what would you name them? (for girls) Angelina Sophia for my grandma and Isabella Rose reminds me of Isabella Rossellini, (for boys) Anthony Joseph and Vincent Michael, (for a boy and girl) Angelina Sophia and Anthony Joseph

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 Sorry in advance for the melancholy letters.

Dear School Systems, It is very disheartening to not be called in for an interview. Am I over-qualified? I am willing to take a paycut, but you wouldn’t know that because I have not been called for any interviews. From a qualified and experience teacher who needs to work

Dear President Obama, I am a good person, I follow the rules. I don’t take advantage of others or steal. Yes, I may not be perfect, but I work hard and want to earn a living. Why can’t I find a job? I can’t get a teaching job. No one will hire me out of education. What am I supposed to do?. From one of the many unemployed people in the United States.

Dear hubby, In a few weeks my BOCES money will run out and my unemployment checks will either go towards the rent or half the rent and bills. You are going to have to start giving me money each week for groceries and gas. You will have to decide to pay the bills or kick in half the money for rent. You will probably want to blame me for all of this, but know this is hard on me too. Please be kind to me when I ask for money or you have to pay a bill you don’t understand. Life Bank is important for our son if he gets sick. I can’t give that up. I have gone without so much already, so please be understanding and
kind to me.

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Chubby Cheeks Thinks

vintage-cleaning.jpg
Daily:
run washing machine if full, put away dried clothes, clean up disaster areas from Hurricane Dinosaur
Friday:
wipe down bathroom, vacuum living areas
24th
Clean out closets
What’s your cleaning agenda today?

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