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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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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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)
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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
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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. 

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Daily:
run washing machine if full, put away dried clothes, clean up disaster areas from Hurricane Dinosaur
Friday:
wipe down bathroom, vacuum living areas
17th
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. 
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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.

Respectfully,
Your Loving Mommy

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
10th
clean cabinets
What’s your cleaning agenda today? 
  

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