Saturday, December 19, 2009

10 questions

So since I lost my job last March , I hardly ever blog. You would think being home I would have the time but I don't however, you will find me on twitter or facebook. I don't have many followers but the few I do SORRY.
So today we are going to play 10 questions with munchkin...

1) what is your favorite movie ?
Ice age, Dawn of the Dinosaurs

2) what is your favorite toy ?
My stuffed dog Figaro

3) Why ?
Because I can feed him his bone

4) what is your favorite food ?
Rice krispies, mac and cheese, strawberries

5) who is your favorite person ?
Mommy, Anna, Kevin and Jordan

6) what do you think about having a baby sister?
I am very excited

7) what are you going to say when you finally get to see her?

8) what did you ask Santa for?
guitar, piano and other instruments

9)what was for favorite vacation?
the cape house

10) what do you like about winter?
everything in the snow

munchkin age 4

Thank You !

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hypothetically ...

If I were to get rid of my dog do you think anyone would take him?

3 year old Fawn Boxer looking for a good home. Goes by the name Rocco or Pain in the Ass. Loves eating out of the trash when the rents are not home. He really loves to drag the trash onto the living room rug and couch. Houdini is able to escape from the house when the children stand at the door or some new visits and does not understand the rules. Begs like he has not eaten in a week, this is usually accompanied by drooling and drool bubbles on the side of his jowls. He farts and it smells really bad, I think its because he eats fricken garbage. UGGG

Loves to go for car rides and hang my head out the window and drools all over everything. On the windshield, passenger side window's front and back, and the dashboard.
Note: dog will only sit in the front seat, no matter what ! My dog and MIL have actually tried to share the seat and if you know her, this was pretty funny.

We are not looking to get rid of him, but my god I almost gave him away.
He got pissed because I went to Target and didn't take him with us. (Yes my dog acts out when we go out in the car and don't take him)
I come home to Olivia's American Girl doll, with out underpants and half undressed on the floor, accompanied by my camera case and a ravaged box of tissues.
I think it might be time to put him back in the crate.

But we love him !!

PS Did I mention that he ate something in tin foil and then puked tin foil up on my living room rug...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Starting OVER

OK so Holiday Weekends are terrible for me because I eat like crap before, during, and after. So now I have to get back on the wagon.
Yesterday I ate pretty well,
Cheerios and milk (fat free) and 16oz of H2o

Chicken salad, grilled chicken, celery, dill and low-fat mayo on WW wheat bread. H2o
1 piece of cracker barrel cheese (LF), Carrots and hummus.

Salad (LF) dressing, 1 Small piece of french bread, and Pasta with sausage and peppers, low fat mozzarell, grated Parmesan. about 1 1/2 cups. H2o
Its not bad but I could have used chicken sausage, and Dream field Farms Pasta but I love Barilla

I did walk the dog about 1.5 miles (he is on a diet too).

Starting tomorrow I will put point values down... I am on weight watchers now so maybe this will keep me on track.

Wish me luck !

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Diet Watch

So I went to Weight Watcher's on Friday and since the last time I went a few months ago. I only gained .6 lbs which isn't bad. So this week I vow to be down 2lbs and I will hit the gym at least 3 times this week.
I actually think I might hit the gym today. I know its Mother's Day but its one of the few days this week I can go.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Diet Watch

Wow its been awhile since I've posted anything. I though since I would be home laid off, I would have more to blog about. Nope this has not been the case. The only interesting thing is that I've gained about 8lbs and I've spent more on grocery's than I have in about 3 years. I am always at the grocery store, plus I Peapod about once every 2 weeks. So I'm starting something new...
(since i couldn't fit into any of my summer clothes this weekend, too small)

I am going on a diet and I am going to start exercising. I really just want to fit into last years stuff.
Starting Friday, I'm going back to Weight Watchers and back to the gym on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
I'll let you know how it goes...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

My First Blog Entry, by Munchkin

This is Munchkins first blog entry she is 3 years old:

My favorite things to do : "I love to go to school" , "I love to play with Rocco", "I like to play the ABCD's Game", "dancing school"
Favorite toys: "Jackson my teddy bear", "my barbie computer", "Baby Alive"
Favorite songs: "If your Happy and You Know It", "Judy's turn to Cry", and "The Monster Mash"

"oops I just tooted" (famous quote)

My favorite thing to do with Daddy: "Play Guitar Hero and Listen to Music in his truck"

My favorite thing to do with Mommy: "Play Hullabaloo and Wii Fit "

" I love mommy, daddy, Rocco, meme, papa, nonie, and pops"

My favorite T.V show is: "Scooby Doo", "Smurfs", "Olivia", and "Ghostbusters"


Random Thoughts From Munchkin !

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St Patricks Day 2009

The Craziness after a few drinks & Irish Car Bombs

For the past 9 years (we did missed 1 we had to go to a wedding it was awesome!)but we always spent it with the O'Toole Family, usually at their pub (O'Toole's)in Hopkinton. The pub closed about 2 years ago, so now we go to TD's, which is owned by Dana and Tricia (RIP). I really couldn't imagine not spending St Patty's with this family. So last night we got our drink on at TD's a few of the O'Tooles were there, Tommy, Steve, Cindy and of course Dana it was awesome. Here are some fun Pictures from last night !
Thank you Dana and the O'Tooles for so many memorable years.

Monday, March 16, 2009

St. Patricks Day Bento

This is Olivia's St Patrick's Day Bento, I have some errands to run on Monday so I packed her a lunch.

PB and Sticky Jam on a wheat roll-up, green bell pepper shamrock, shamrock cucumbers and broccoli, Strawberries and grapes (shamrock), green vanilla yogurt with sprinkles and ranch dressing in the red container.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

American Idol ... Song Choice ??

OK so I am slightly obsessed with American Idol. Last night was not as bad as its been but it was still pretty bad ... The first 5 singers made me want to cover my ears (my dog even left the room).
What is wrong with those kids song choice is key ..... seriously could we pick a song from at least last year ???? Ugggg
You made it to the Top 36 people step it up ...
The only ones that didn't make me want to cringe last night were:
Lil Round's, Felicia, Kristen (and she is 3 kinds of crazy), Scott, and Jorge.

I think the 3 that are moving on will be Lil Rounds, Felicia and Scott.
I don't think we will be seeing much of Nathaniel and his head bands any time soon.
"Thank You Lord Almighty Jesus Christ"
That boy just isn't right .......

I'm pretty pumped to see what the Wild Card thing is all about though ..... hmmmm

"Was I the only person that noticed that during Nathaniel's performance "live" his nose ring was missing. But when they played it back at the end for the voting it was totally there ?"

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Jobless in this Economy.

So I have been laid off from my job. I'm kinda bummed because the pay check will be missed, but on the other hand I'm kind of excited to stay home with Munchkin and Dog. I have never really be able to stay home with Munchkin so I'm kind of excited. I don't know for how long I will be able to do this. But for the time that I can I'm going to enjoy every minute of it.

I'm trying to stay positive, if not than I will go insane.

Does anyone have any money saving idea's ? I'm really new to this unemployment thing. Cost cutting etc. Please feel free to post.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bento #7

PB and Sticky Jam on a wheat hot dog bun, blueberries, goldfish,mozzarella cheese stick, fruit roll up, and strawberries with whipped cream.


Friday, February 20, 2009

I hit a parked car, with the owner in it.

OK #1 I was not drinking or on my cell phone.

So I ran to Stop and Shop on lunch yesterday to grab something to eat. I was trying to pull into a parking space with my SUV and the car on my drivers side was parked on the line. So I back it up and pull forward I look to my right and I'm pretty sure I have that car cleared. I am looking on the left to make sure I clear the left front bumper. All of a sudden I hear scraaaatch and a small bang. "WTF ???? Shit" I look and yes I've hit the car on the right hand side instead.
The guy sitting in the car is like "what the fuck lady" (did I mention that the owner was sitting in the car, yup he was) So I get out of my car and I try to explain.

Me: Wow I'm wicked sorry, I thought I was clear on that side, I was watching the other side.
Pissed Guy in Station Wagon: Whatever, do you want to switch information
Me: Ummm OK
I drag out my info and hand it to him, her gives me his, I apologize again...
Pissed Guy in Station Wagon: Whatever, that's why they call them accidents. Hey you have commerce insurance too.
Me: Ummmm no I don't, I have Safety Insurance now, I have not gotten a new registration yet. Pissed Guy in Station Wagon: Looks at me even more pissed (thinking to himself "this lady is driving an unregistered un inssured car and hit me").
Me: Don't worry, I have insurance and my car is registered. (thinking to myself I fucking better)

I'm getting back into my car to leave, and he comes over to my car. Should I get your license number .... sure I grab my wallet its not there, fuck, fuck fuck ... I left it sitting on my desk with my credit card after I purchased something on-line.

Me: Ummm I don't have my license, its sitting on my desk at work.
Pissed Guy in Station Wagon: Look of death ... ( "what is fucking wrong with this lady")
Me: I have a license, its at work if you need the number call me. (this day sucks)

Damage done: My car: front bumper we traded a some paint and I have some big scratches.
His Car: front right quarter panel, big scratches, traded some paint and a dent. oops

This guy must have thought I was a total fricken loser.

Note- I do have insurance and I do have a license. I am pretty sure he is going to file a claim, he was kind of a dick for the amount of damage that I did. There was damage, but mostly cosmetic except for the dent.

My Hubby will never let me live it down.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Caught doing the deed.

This might be a little TMI but it was really funny.
Sunday, Mama went out for a bit and had a few cocktails and came home feeling a little frisky.
In the loudest whisper possible I wake up Hubby psssst "wanna fool around, (giggle giggle) meet you in the living room".
Now if you don't know me than you have no idea that, Munchkin and Dog spend most of there nights sprawled out in my king sized bed. So my love den has to be the living room floor, not that I even care at this point.

So we are fooling around like high schoolers on the living room floor. When we hear the pitter patter of little feet, "shit, she's coming and I think she's bringing the dog".

So we grab for the blankets and she comes in, "Mommy why don't you have a shirt on ?" "Ummmm I was hot , come on let's get you back to bed" I wrap a blanket around me and put her back to bed.
And meet Hubby back in the livingroom.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Is 3 the New Terrible 2 ?

So think I 've heard that 3 is the new terrible 2. I am starting to believe that.. Munchkin can turn me into a screaming crazy lunatic in No time flat.

Saturday we are up nice and early, we are going to go to breakfast before Disney on Ice so we don't have to re-mortgage the house to buy food.

I start trying to get her dressed around 7:30 .... she is having no part of this. I get myself into the shower (usually she follows me into the shower) not today.
8:00 am she is still not dressed and I think she playing in the living room. I call her repeatedly, I start the count down if you don't get in here before I get to 3 we aren't going. I show her the outfit (brown dress with red hearts and cute red footless tights)
She doesn't want to wear that, she doesn't want to wear anything (she is enjoying being naked lately). I start trying to get her dressed she throws a mental fit screaming and crying (like I'm killing her) She kicks me and I lose it.... I start ranting like a crazy person (I may have dropped an F bomb or 2) and I walk away from her. Its now about 8:45 and I've had it.

I called my mommy to see if this was normal behavior . Apparently it is, she told me "to get used to it because she is going to act like this till she moves out". Thanks Mom

How much longer till she moves out ?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bento #6

These are the same lunches, green beans, green container ranch dressing for dipping, Annie's bunny crackers, jalapeno shaped cheese, a kitty shaped PB & J, grapes, mini oreos, and a cereal bar.

They kept her....

I cannot believe Bat Shit Crazy Tatiana made it to the top 36. She can sing, I will give her that.
Jesus Christ now I have to go and vote her off ....

They did keep a lot of good people though :O)

This is all I have to say about this matter ....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

American Idiot ... I mean Idol

So there isn't any talk around the water cooler where I work.
So don't really have anyone to talk to about Idol last night so I'm going to blog.

Why the hell did they keep that crazy biotch Tatiana.... OMG ! She had waaaaaaaay toooooo many awful runs while singing "I'm your baby tonight". Munchkin wanted to know why I was yelling at the T.V last night, "because sweetie this woman is bat shit crazy and the judges have just moved her on". WTF
You know they were second guessing themselves when they went in to the room, and was she begging and being all annoying. I hope she doesn't make much further, I would hate to have to vote her off (but I will). Another annoyance is Norman the weirdo can really sing but seriously I want to punch him in the face for that get up and how he acts !
He is getting on my last nerve too .... Just sing and look normal you fricken idot!

I have my favorites but I'm not getting attached till after next week .....

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Random Bento

This is a random bento, this has a homemade mini blueberry muffin, fruit salad with strawberries, blueberries and grapes, mini rice cakes, 2 whole wheat crakers with peanut butter, Annie's chedder bunnies, cubes of chedder cheese and a strawberry fruit leather. This one looks really yummy...

Bento #5

OK so I didn't pack a sandwich today, but we had Annie's mac & cheese. Carrots and green beans a mini chocolate cupcake and frozen blueberries and strawberries. Munchkin wanted me to take a picture of her juice box too. Not shown ranch dressing for dipping carrots and green beans.

Bento #4

This bento has a candy cane shaped PB & J some mini oreo's, annie's bunny cracker and pretzel mix, chedder cheese shaped like shamrocks, some red grapes and a blueberry cow yogurt.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I hope she is not in training to be a bag lady.

Its not the best picture but, why does my child have every bag that she owns on and pushing the shopping cart? I really hope she is not in training to become a bag lady.
BTW she has in yellow plastic Belle high heels, with her footless Pj's. "Styling"

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bento # 2

So today's bento has carrots and green beans, watermelon, strawberries, 1 flower shaped PB and sticky jam (cut in half so it will fit). The little red container on the side has ranch dressing for the carrots and green beans, and how can I forget the string cheese mmmmm.
Not shown a fat free chocolate pudding.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Jordan's Furniture

Hold on , I am going to blow a gasket. I will never buy another thing from Jordan's Furniture.

I bought a sectional couch from Jordan's in the summer of 05 by the time Thanksgiving of 05 came around. The couch was falling apart cushions were ripping, the rip cord for my armless recliner was fraying. I called Jordan's and they offered to replace my couch with a new one free of charge. We went in spoke with the sales person, we explained what we needed something durable we had and infant and a dog. The sales person suggested leather but it would not be an even exchange, the leather couch was about $1,000 more than the couch we already had. (which BTW was $2100.00.)
Plus I am not a huge fan of leather couches. So I asked for the next best durable thing, Microfiber.
Sold to the cranky lady with the infant strapped to her chest. So we order a new couch and it won't be in till January. Fine
So we go to the counter to fill out papaer work and BTW my new couch free of charge now is costing me an extra $300.00. Whatever I pay and and we go on our merry way.
Couch is delivered 8 weeks later and its fine life is normal in our house.

Now less than 1 year later we are having problems again (with the new couch), the cusions are falling apart at the seams, one of the sections won't stay together and the rip cord is fraying. Are you Fing kidding me. So we have a teach come out and assess the damamges and they order new cusion covers, fixes the section that won't stay together, and the stupid rip cord. The new cusion covers are supposed to come in about 4 weeks . 2 months later cusion covers are still not in and we have to re-order it will be another 4-6 weeks for covers. Finally after about 4 months and a few phone calls, the cusions finally come in.

Now we have my newest problem, the Fing rip cord on my armless chair ripped right out. Ummm we don't abuse the furniture although, that chair does get used a lot (its my chair), the couch is only 2 years old and the rip cord is only 1 year old. ( I work 5 days a week 8 -9 hours a day, I come home cook and clean up. How much do you think I actually get to sit down in it?)
Seriously WTF
I call again, and schedule an appointment the guy comes and says that he has to get the part. I have to call and make another appointment to have it installed. I make a new appointment (for today) I have my father in law waiting at the house from 9-12 to greet the rat bastard. Lo and behold the couch is still not fixed he didn't have the part. Seriously are you fing kidding me. Now I have to call make another appointment and have someone wait at my house till they get there again.

I wouldn't buy a stick of gum from Barry and what ever the long haired hippies names are ever again.
Sorry but I'm going to lose my fing mind on the next service rep that answers the phone....

Friday, January 30, 2009

Bento #1

I have been making Bento's for Munchkin since September. Munchkin is a very pickey eater. I've been making it more fun and she has been eating different things.
This particular Bento has a Flower shaped PB and stickey jam sandwich, cut up strawberries, bluberries, and blueberry star shaped fruit leather. Not shown, a cup of yogurt.

Superbowl 40 something ...

Well since the Patriots aren't in the Superbowl, I completly forget that it was even on this weekend.
Usually we have plans for it by now.
I guess since the Pats didn't even make it to playoffs and my Fantasy Football team sucked, football was not that enjoyable this year. (BTW I finished 2nd to last in Fantasy; it was awful)

So if I have to pick a team to root for, I'm jumping on the Cardinal's Bandwagon .. Kurt Warner all the way. Woot Woot

Go Cardinal's

Friday, January 23, 2009

I just added my blog to my Facebook.

If I ever write about you on my blog, please don't be mad but you probably did something stupid and funny. I will never use your name but you will know who you are :O)



Wednesday, January 21, 2009

She locked herself in the car yesterday.

Yes folks, you heard right, my mom locked herself in the car.

So she was picking Munchkin up from preschool yesterday. While she was getting Munchinkin into her carseat. A Mom was trying to get into her child into the car next to her. So mom gets in the back seat and shuts the door. Well I have child locks on the back doors and now she is locked in the back seat.
"Hmmmmmm I wonder if I should open the window and unlock the door" (would have been my first thought)

Nope she climbs in the front seat. The mom in the car next to her .... "Do you need some help ?"
Mom "No thank you, I'm all set now "

Yes Folks its a true story.

Oh here is another good one. She picks me up from work yesterday. There is no gas in my car.
Me " Did you not notice that there was no gas in my car "
Mom "No, I was looking at the other gauge"
Me " The one with the oil can ?"
Mom "yeah I didn't know the difference"
Me "So the one with the E and F and the old fashioned gas pump on it didn't give it away?"
"the other one has and oil can on it?" (apparently her car doesn't run on gas it runs on oil ?)
Mom "Oh" "Well I just get in the car and drive it"
Me "what ??" So you don't put gas in the car ?
Mom "no Dad does ?"
OK Sometimes I wonder if we should buy her one of those Life Line thingies.... Help I've fallen and I can't get up. (since she doesn't have a cell phone)

Help "I'm stuck because I ran out of gas"......

I don't make these things up :O)

But I love her dearly and I will miss her when she leaves on Sunday. (what am I going to write about in my blog) LOL
We have had a really good time and I'm so thankful that she got to spend this much time with Munchkin.

Monday, January 19, 2009

It has snowed every weekend since the week before Christmas!

We just got another 18 inches of snow. I didn't take any pictures yesterday and If I take them today all you are going to see is the yellow dog pee and poop. Yes I let my dog poop in the front in the winter. Hey I am not wading through snow to put him on the run in the winter.

Note to Hubby:

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mom is up visiting ...

Yeah, my mom has been here since Sunday and its been wonderful. I think she wants to stay another week and we would really love that. Especially Olivia she loves her Meme.

But I do have a few funny stories about her:

So driving, my mom has never lived in this area so she doesn't know it very well. So for her to navigate around she really needs a seeing eye dog. Not to mention the memory isn't what it used to be. LOL

1st day with my car she asked me if I have GPS, I said no but even if I did would you be able to program it? ummmm no LOL (she is very computer, cell phone, and electronics illiterate, but we love her)

So I let her take my cell phone.Call if you get lost and I'll to get you back on the right track (she tends to get lost a lot)
BTW I shake my head when I have to explain to her how to use it. (she does not have a cell phone either)

So the phone rings...

Mom:Ummmmmmm how do I get on 495
Daughter: Why are you getting on 495?
Mom: To go home
Daughter: Where are you?Are you still in Milford? (now I'm a little worried)
Mom: Yes McDonalds with the play place,
Daughter: Thinking to self (why the hell is she getting on the highway?)( Ohhh its the only way she knows) OK 495 North
Mom: Oh I already passed it ...
Daughter: so you are heading to Medway ?
Mom: no to Kohl's
Daughter: (what the hell) Ok stay on that road till you get to the church where I got married.(she works well with landmarks)
I give the rest of the directions and she ends up home after 1 more mistake.

This will be one of many of my Mother's driving incidents. Although in her defense she really doesn't know the area well.

OMG the T.V. you would have thought NASA created it (she is not the only one my father and mother in-law can't figure it out either)

Our TV is pretty easy, for the cable box to work the T.V needs to be on HDMI.
Turning it on and off, you don't need to turn the cable box off just the T.V. everyday I get a call I have this big black box on the T.V and I can't change the station.
Mom: There is a big black box in the middle of the T.V
Daughter: Is the T.V on HDMI ?
Mom: I think So ..... I can't change the station ..
Daughter: Are you using the correct remote ?
Mom: Oh No .. OK I fixed it.

So last night I gave her a tutorial on how to use my T.V at first she nodded her head and gave me a blank stare.
So I used a demonstration and I have not gotten a call today saying she broke my T.V.

Woo Hoo Score 1 for me :O)

God I love that woman, more funny stories to come.

OH Yeah she is really helping me potty train Olivia and she is doing a fabulous job !
I love you Mom

Monday, January 12, 2009

So NYE was pretty boring in my house. As you can tell by the pictures my party animals fell asleep by 8:30.

For our NYE party Olivia and I had snacky treats, chips and dip, crackers and cheese, veggie and dip and the famous cheesy poofs. She was dying for cheesy poofs all day. I think like once and hour.

Munchkin "mama can I have some cheesy poofs ?

Mama " No sweetie you have to wait till the party."

Munchkin "Can we have the party now ?"

Mama "After supper we will have a party"

Munchkin "I don't want supper can I have cheesy poofs?"

God she is smart ...