Spiders, Waiting Room & the Zoo

1. What’s the one thing you buty every time you walk into the store? If it’s Trader Joe’s then it’s almond and rice milk, we go through that like crazy and always seem to need more. If it’s the supermarket, then whatever meat is on sale. If it’s Walgreens or Rite Aide, then it’s cereal and/or bread.

2. If you had a day all to yourself how would you spend it? First I would get some blogging done, read a good crime book and watch a movie. All while, eating food without having to share food with anyone (I am assuming our dog is out of the house too)

3. Are you a speed limit driver? If not, over or under? Definately an under or right at speed limit. I am too scared of the other reckless drivers speeding and talking/texting behind the wheel.

4. What’s your favorite dessert to make, homemade or from a mix? apple cobbler, I cut apples, place in cast iron skillet, sprinkle with a mixture of pancake mix and butter (I use dairy free butter). Heat in the oven at 300 for twenty minutes and perfection. You could do this with any fruit, but I love it with apples. I will have to post about this one Tuesday.

5. Would you rather have a spider or a mouse scurry across your face (no copping out and saying “neither!!”)? OMG, I would rather have a mouse than a spider, spiders are evil creatures that plot and plan your destruction. Yes, I have an irrational fear of spiders (ugh, I feel one crawling on me now)

Dear Beardsley Zoo Maintenance Worker,
Thank you so much for coming so fast to our aid. I can’t believe we got into this situation (read below) and would have been waiting for god knows how long for Geico. So when you came and jump started our car, and then refused to take a tip you became an angel in my book. Thank you so much. I truly hope karma returns you good blessing in the near future.

Thanks, from the mother of the sick boy, daughter of the angry dad, and wife of the annoyed hubby

Dear Lady Parts Doctor
I understand you are popular doctor, but scheduling appointments every ten minutes is ridiculous. You have five patients waiting while you have only two rooms available AND you always run late. How about you schedule them twenty minutes apart, might make it easier on the ONE nurse you have in the office.
Sincerely the patient with not enough time to sit in your waiting room for forty minutes
We had fun at Beardsley Zoo with my parents. If you live in CT area, Beardsley Zoo is an awesome place to take your family. It’s big enough to spend most of the day, they have an indoor carousel that you can eat your lunch in and a large picnic area. Even though Dinosaur got a fever once again while at the zoo, he still had a great time. The last time we were at the zoo he was two, now at three he is experiencing as a big boy. He led the way and told us which exhibits we had to see.

with Pop Pop, La La, and Daddy

 Dinosaur was happy to touch the baby alligator, he wanted to help holding the snake, but he didn’t get called. I tell you Dinosaur is NOT scared of anything…well except loud noises and thunder storms. But alligators, snakes, snapping turtles… please, he would scare them. LOL

He loved petting the goats and talking back to the roosters. He kept repeating what the rooster was saying, “Cock-a-doo-doo”.

He was so happy to take a picture pretending he was an otter. But we
got a shock when we went out to my car and it was dead. DEAD. Hubby makes me keep a
charger in the car, but it was out of juice. Thankfully, the zoo was terrific about getting
my car started and refused to take a tip. 

run washing machine if full, put away dried clothes, clean up disaster areas from Hurricane Dinosaur
wipe down bathroom, vacuum living areas
clean car

What’s your cleaning agenda today? 

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Thunder Storms and Speed Racers

1. Thunder storms- love them or hate them? BOTH, I love the view of the rain coming down, the sound of the rain and the crack of thunder. I hate that my son is now scared of them and the damage they cause. Luckily our apartment is on the end of  business strip, so we haven’t lost power yet. But, we’ll see when the storms get worse.  

2. Do your kids get back to school clothes? No, he’s only three and just wears what he normally does to daycare. I’m sure when he gets older I will, but the good thing about a boy is that he won’t need outfits, just pants and shirts that kind of match. I hope I am right on that and won’t be in for a big surprise when he gets older.

3. Do you golf? Do you watch it? No, I never have and never will. It holds no interest for me. 

4. Showers or baths? I prefer showers, as long as they have a shower head that is detachable so I can clean my shower walls when I am done. I don’t think my chunky body will ever fit peacefully into a tub, LOL. Plus I just can never relax in a tub.I’d rather lounge on the couch, in my pajamas, with a class of rum and coke and a good book.

5. What’s the strangest meal you ever ate? A few years after dating hubby and I used a gift certificate for valentines day dinner, we stupidly we got the special dinner. It was horrific! They served us caviar and frog legs. I at least tried it and almost threw up. Then there was some spinach and duck combo that look like it had been put on fire. We gave them our gift card, didn’t wait for change and high-tailed it to the local diner where we had burgers. 

Dear speed racers

I understand you have someplace to go and think that the road belongs to you. I understand you might be late to work or need to get the best parking space. I understand that you need to beat everyone in life to prove you are number one. I understand, I do. I have places to go, but I NEED to get there. I need to make it home to my son and husband. I need to transport my son safely. If you can’t handle that other cars might be on teh road, perhaps you shouldn’t be driving. I will not speed just so you can go faster. I will not pull over so you can pass me, I don’t trust that you will not hurt us or press on your breaks once you get in front of me. You will simply have to wait till I turn, my concern is not yours, it is my life and my son’s life. And on that note, please hang up the phone and pay attention to the road.

Dear Dinosaur,
Please know that I love you with every fiber of my being,. That being said, you most certainly can not have ice pops, lollipops, or almond ice cream in the morning for breakfast. I love you that is why I am saying no. I want you to be healthy and eating a well balanced breakfast is better for you than sugar. No matter how many times you ask, the answer will still be no. No matter how hard you cry and kick the floor, the answer is still no.

Your Loving Mommy

run washing machine if full, put away dried clothes, clean up disaster areas from Hurricane Dinosaur
wipe down bathroom, vacuum living areas
clean cabinets

What’s your cleaning agenda today? 

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Friday Fun – 5QF & Ecards

1What is a must in a hotel room? oh, there are a few things that are a must, a working fridge, clean bathroom, and a POOL. The last hotel we stayed at was horrible, I will never let hubby plan a trip again.

2. Which Olympic event would you be best at? ummmm…handing out drinks or towels to the athletes. I have NO athletic ability at all. 

3. What’s your stance on the Chick-fil-A subject? To me Freedom of Speech is just that, Freedom of speech. From what I understand he was just asked his opinion and didn’t walk into a store and announce he is against gay marriage. 

Personally, I feel you should have the right to be who you are and love who you want. But you also have the right to speak your mind. As long as you don’t incite riots and attack, you are not breaking any laws. 

Live and let live! Be who you are and love who you are.

4. One thing you said you’d never do as a parent, but totally have. I swore I would never let my kid watch TV, I would keep them entertained all on my own. I look back at those silly ideals and laugh at myself. If it weren’t for TV I would go mad.  

TV helps me blog
5. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever found at a yard sale? NO JOKE! Tampons in a freezer bag for sale. EEEEEEEEWWWWWW! . 


Check out these SUPER funny e-cards.. I just love these things.

Five Question Friday

My Little Life

1. What is the funniest thing you saw on Facebook/twitter this week?  I like all the fake greeting cards, they crack me up. This is one of my favorites. I crack up every time I read it. 

 2. What is your favorite Olympic event? I find the diving and sprints amazing. I am not athletic at all and am in awe of their exceptional athletic abilities. The determination and strength to train for that is something I don’t have in me. I walk for five minutes or swim with my son at the beach and I’m done for the rest of the day.

3. Do your kids to chores around the house? If so, what are they and how old are the children? Do they get paid for them? My son is three and has chores with help of course. He feeds the dog, puts away his toys before bed, puts his clothes in the hamper, and set the table for dinner. He gets paid in half his age every week, $1.50. I put it in his bank or in his wallet so when we go shopping he can buy what he wants if he has the money.

4. If you get bad service/food do you complain or keep quiet?  If I’m at a restaurant, I will do my best to be kind and respectful unless its harmful to me or my family. Then I will contact the main headquarters and let them know and review online. If it’s a food product I will most definitely stop using and contact the company.

We recently went to big-name food chain on vacation and they ONLY had three items with no dairy! While the server was helpful, she rushed me to make a decision and I ordered something I didn’t want. I HAD to contact the company to let them know and explain why they should also offer more choices and give customers time to make a decision when ordering food.

5. If you could pick ONE frivolous item for your home, what would it be? (massive room sized closet? swimming pool? greenhouse? etc. We rent the lower floor of a two story house. It’s only 950 sq feet, but I love it and don’t need for much except for an updated kitchen. The current kitchen has old outdated appliances. They work but waste energy and space. I’d love to have modern appliances and a stove with five burners. Imagine the meals I could create for my
family with that stove.

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Five Question Friday & Car Crazy Dinosaur

My Little Life

1} What do you call them- flip flops, sandals, thongs, or slippers? Flip flops and sandals. I wear slippers in the house. Aren’t thongs the skimpy underwear?

2} Are you a “my kids can do no wrong” kind of mom or a “Johnny punched you? Well what did you do to him first?!” kind of mom? I’m a “Well what did you do to him first?” type of mom. The other moms honestly get on my nerves.

3} Would you confront a good friend that looked/looks down on your husband/significant other? OH YES, only I am allowed to do that, LOL. Seriously, my hubby is not perfect, but he’s my husband and father to our son, no one is allowed to hurt anyone in my family.

4} Biggest pet peeve? lack of common courtesy. If I hold open the door, say thank you. If I let you get in line in front of me, say thank you. If you see me behind you, hold open the door for me. I teach my son to be respectful, why don’t other parents?

5} What’s your favorite take out meal? I’m such a bad mom, but we all love McDonald’s kid’s meals, especially the chicken nuggets. I only let Dinosaur have them twice a month if he is lucky. 

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He loves his cars, not as much as dinosaurs, but he loves his cars. 

Poor mommy is NOT allowed to touch any of his cars, I have to sit and watch him play. He will ask me questions and see if my full attention is on him, LOL.

He loves the movie CARS and has most of the main cars. When they go missing (no fault of his own) we have to conduct a STOP EVERYTHING AND SEARCH FOR THE MISSING CAR routine. I won’t let him take the cars anywhere, because if he loses the special cars in a restaurant, we will NEVER be able to find them.

Do you see all his cars? I swear he knows each and everyone of them.