Sunday, January 30, 2011
HHH bought me a Keurig today!
He got a Mini one and it's RED!!! He also got a box of Breakfast Blend cups, a box of English Breakfast Tea cups, and a box of Hot Chocolate cups! Add those to the cups that came in the box with the machine, and I'm set for quite a while! I'll be trying that bad boy out tomorrow morning!
Also, do not forget to enter my contest! $55 gift code to any store CSN runs!! Take the link to the original post and follow the instructions!! Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, 2/9/11.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I want to get as much room as possible in our apartment. Putting the TV in the corner would help with that nicely! Don't get me wrong, we don't exactly live in a tiny hovel, but still, with three kids who love their gaming, maximizing our space to play Wii is pretty important! Our living room furniture isn't the regular set either. We have a couch and 2 recliners. After a hard day at derby, Mama likes to get her recline on! Recliners take up a whole lotta room too. I'm not too sure what I'm going to do for now, but sure as shootin' I'm gonna be moving something around.
Now for the fun part!! I have a $55 gift code to CSN Stores again! You'll remember the lovely Bubblewench won those spiffy steak brands last year? Well, she did and this year I want to give you the choice of what you get. A simple gift code will let you buy what ever you want from the hundreds of sites that CSN has!! They are awesome!! So here's the deal...
1. Leave me a comment about what you would change around in your house.
2. If you Twitter, tweet this post and leave me a separate comment that you did. I don't need the tweet url or anything like that. I trust ya! ;)
3. If you Facebook as well, share the post there too and leave a separate comment about that.
At the end of 10 days, I'll assign every comment a number and use a random number generator to choose the winner. I'll contact you, (and also do a post about it), and get you your $55 gift code and then away you go to buy a little something nice for yourself! So have at it people! Help me with ideas on what to do with my living room!!!
LEGAL JUNK: (The contest is open to residents of the US and Canada. Void where prohibited. I didn't receive compensation from CSN to write this post. I am just the vehicle for them to give away $55 in stuff!)
Friday, January 28, 2011
And now I'm gonna pass out in bed. I'm tired!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I do know that when we get our taxes back I am gonna get new skates! So who wants to go to Ocala on the 20th and watch us? North Florida peeps, where you at???
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Enter today. The weather mavens had predicted a bad front to hit later in the afternoon. I had been keeping track of it by way of the internet and pretty much figured it would hit right about when I needed to pick up the kids from school. I'm sitting and watching some TV before leaving and my phone rings. It's Rebecca. She called to tell me that she wouldn't be having poetry club after school because the administrators had canceled all after school activities due to the impending weather. She said they had made a school wide announcement. So I tell her OK, I'll be there at 2:15 or 2:30 depending on traffic. I drive up, grab her, then off to the elementary school to get the other two. All in all, with round trip and wait times, It takes me about an hour or an hour and fifteen minutes. We get home a little before 4 thanks to an accident on the streets. We are home about 30 minutes when my phone rings again. It is the school notification service. The automated voice tells me that all after school activities are canceled for the day due to the weather. Um, ok?
SCHOOL ENDED 2 HOURS AGO!!!
So nice of them to send a timely notice to all the parents. This is why I gave my daughter a cell phone. I knew about the after school cancellation at 1:30pm... way before the school got around to telling us!
It's sad, really. I just hope nothing bad happens one day. I'll never know unless my daughter calls me about it.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
So, now we get to the outlet mall and of course they are having their sales. It is after Christmas and the merchandise is flying fast and furious! It starts with a beret and mood nail polish at Claire's, then continues at the calender store where she found a magnetic poetry calender! 50% off! 75% off! The savings stretched out ahead of her into the horizon. Then she found the mother load! There was a Kirklands that was closing and everything was 40% off of the already 75% off price! So she got a tote monogrammed with a R on it for like $4!! She's hooked!
Now she can't wait to babysit next weekend so she can save up to go back to the outlet mall. I think I have created a monster!
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Photo was found here.
"I take you order?"
It was muffled and I almost didn't hear it. Then I started to order and OMG! It was like talking to a brick wall.
"I need 2 Oatmeal meals..."
"Yes, 2 oatmeal meals that come with the medium OJ."
"OK, you get 2 o-meal, and 1 OJ."
"No I want 2 of the Meals that come with an Orange Juice!"
"Yes, Orange Juice. A medium OJ comes with the Oatmeal meals."
"OK. You get 2 OJ. What else you want?"
And it went on like that as I ordered a SEC McMuffin, another OJ, and a small iced mocha for myself. We finally finish and as we're driving up to the window, I sigh in exasperation. It felt like the woman didn't understand English. Then we get to the window and I see the short, diminutive woman who is doing the exact same thing to the car behind me. Poor sap! I turn to Rebecca and we look at each other, trying hard not to laugh, and she suddenly vlurts out...
Yep. This woman totally looked and sounded like Consuela from Family Guy. You know.... the Spanish Lady Seth uses as a maid to almost everyone there! Oh yeah! It was her taking our order in the McDonald's drive thru!! I half expected her to say, "Nooo... nooo..... Meeser Ronald no here. We have no more lemon pledge." We started laughing our butts off in the car! After finally getting our food, we headed off in to the pre-dawn dark towards school, laughing and doing Consuela impressions the whole way.
Gotta love kids who appreciate TV references!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Either or... Now these people are out of a place to live and my husband has a whole night of work ahead of him. As the only maintenance worker here right now, he has to coordinate the water removal from where first the sprinkler system, and then the fire department put out the fire, he then has to get the security system to reset the building security and then the sprinkler company to replace the sprinklers because you can't cut off sprinklers to the rest of the building because one place went up in flames!
And to end this story... here's a small public service announcement from me to you....
USE BAKING SODA TO PUT OUT A GREASE FIRE, NOT WATER! IF YOU HAVE A TIGHT FITTING LID FOR THE POT THE FIRE IS IN, TRY TO SMOTHER IT WITH THAT. WATER WILL ONLY SPLASH THE FIRE AROUND AND BURN MORE OF YOUR STUFF!!
And now you know!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Yeah... I started out practice like that tonight. I really just wanted to go home after Dyna-Mo was done with her practice, but I didn't. I figured I could sweat what ever it was out. Yeah. Right.
About 4 laps from the end, I raced to the bathroom and puked.
I guess some things just don't sweat out. Now where's my mouth wash??
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Does anyone else keep live plants in their shower?
I ask this because when I was still cleaning houses, I saw so many of the bigger houses with the great big showers that had plants in them. Green, leafy plants with beautiful pots and even a little clay character or two. The plants seemed so happy in the warm, steamy environments. When HHH moved us into the apartments, I got a leafy little spider plant to put up in the high window. Over the course of a few months, it got bigger and bigger. Recently, I just had to replant him in a bigger pot that didn't fit on the sill, so I went to Wall to Wall Mart and got a new shower plant. Now I have a combo of a croton and some sort of pointy thing on the sill. It seems to be very happy. I like seeing a green happy plant while washing my hair, so I'll ask again...
Any one else have a plant in their shower??
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Uh... maybe I'm just show & tell fodder. Either way,I'll take it!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
As it is, I am a proud mama. I could have done with out all the pomp and circumstance they went through tonight. They didn't even give the kids an actual pin. They got a ribbon. I'm going to try and dig up my old NHS pin for her. Either or, My kid kicks ass.
I started skills testing last night and right now I can hardly move. Owwie!! Where's my Tylenol and Icy/Hot???
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
And that's it for Sunday for me! What did you guys do?
Friday, January 7, 2011
I recently have had a spate of people asking me about going gluten free for one reason or another. Several of the derby ladies had been asking about it as well, so I wrote this short summery. It's geared more towards my derby girls, but it's simple enough for anyone to use.
Being & Eating Gluten Free
The Bad News
The Good News
The Diet Part
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Yes, Morgan wanted to ditch ballet for juniors roller derby. Tonight we took her to the sporting goods store and got her pads, a mouth guard and a helmet. She already has skates, but now she is outfitted with all the safety gear needed to become a member of the Bradenton Derby Brats. She has decided to be Lil' Blonde and number 5 1/2! It will be awesome. Saturday will be her first practice.
Heh heh.... and I shall call her... Mini Me!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The bio thing gave me pause. There were the usual questions to answer, like name, distinguishing feature, special move... ( I sound like a video game character!) but others were requiring of more thought. Questions like "Where'd your name come from", "I love...", "I hate..." I had to think about them. Also, "little known fact about me" was a thought provoker too. I'm a pretty open book on here, so I didn't really know what to put down. I finally went with cheffing and cake decorating in Memphis.
How about you guys. What would you guys want to know as an interview question? Go ahead... ask me anything.
2.2 miles in about 35 minutes. I tweeted that it was 2 miles in 30, but then I checked my Nike run keeper and saw I had actually gone a little farther. I may keep it around 30 to 45 minutes a run this week till I get back in my groove, but if today is any indication, I am almost there.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The OTHER news is we have our first big fundraiser almost all set. It will be at the Distillery in Bradenton Fl. There will be live bands, dancing, ......
And Us Roller Girls wrestling in pools of Jell-O!
Oh yes. I am gonna get down and dirty wrestling my fellow team mates in pools filled with 1 foot of gelatin dessert! I am personally hoping for Lime jell-o, because I don't want to be stained pink from Cherry or Strawberry. I'm going to have HHH show me how to execute a few moves. Now I just have to choose what style to go with... Randy, Orton, John Cena, or the Undertaker! (F-U & 5 Knuckle Shuffle baby!)
So there you go! The first two bouts of the season and Jello wrestling!
Monday, January 3, 2011
It was so stupid, stupid, stupid to not go to practice during the month of December! My legs were all jelly after 30 minutes! And there was a crew from ABC 7 there tonight to do a story about our recruiting drive!! You will be glad to know I didn't embarass myself falling or anything. and along with not going to skate practice in December, I also wasn't running. Sooooo stupid. I have to build back up to my pre-depression/holiday break stamina.
I ran today as well. You don't have to pay attention to those little posts. I'll be posting my distance when I go running. Today was small and indoors. I did the tread mill and made it about 1.85 miles before knocking off. I don't know if it was the machine or me, but I kept feeling like I was slipping. I think it was the machine though, because when I'd do a song walking, it still felt like it was slipping. I think I'll go back to my regular machine on Wednesday. I don't need to break something!
I'm also going to do some weights on Tuesday and Thursday. I'm not training at Boot Camp on Tuesday and Thursday right now, so I need to keep at my upper body development so that doesn't go by the wayside as well. Damn! Isn't it a bitch to take off for the holidays and have it come back to bite you in the ass!?!
YES IT IS!
I can't complain though. I could have gotten off my ass and done something. I just didn't. And for that, I will pay with sweat and pain.
Oh yes I will pay!
Today was the beginning after me slacking for the last month.
1.85 miles in 30 minutes.
Time to get back to the grind!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Holy shit there are a LOT of rules!
There are rules for when you can hit someone. There are rules for where you can hit someone. There are rules for how hard you can hit someone. There are rules for how big your numbers can be, where you stand, and tons of other things. We had been emailed 8 different mini quizzes to help us study, and tonight was where we got together to check our work and get things clarified.
OK. Put 15 women in a room to discuss something and see how long it takes!
We were there 4 hours! Basically, what you need to know is Clockwise=Bad, Counter-Clockwise=Good! Don't hit someone in the head or below the knees. And most important, don't call the refs a bunch of lousy, paid-off, blind, no good f*%kers! You WILL get thrown out.
Wish me luck for when I take my test!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
In other news, UF won it's bowl game Saturday! It was Urban's last stand before retiring and moving on, (Rumor has it he may join ESPN's commentator desk.), and I swear to you, when Urban and Joe Paterno met at mid field before the game started, I saw Joe mouth..."Hey man, retiring before 85 is just a pussy move!"..... but I could be wrong. With that win, every Florida team with the exception of Miami won their bowl games! Yay!
Then there was the Rose Parade today. The hosts were meh.... Al Roker was ok, but the chick he had with him sucked ass. She kept mispronouncing peoples names, town names, and she Pronounced Merle Haggard as Maril Haggard!! Um... OMG! Then to top all that off, NBC flubbed the order of the floats to the teleprompter's text and a high school came away with a huge win!! Because of the flub, the high school marching band that was on the frame got a 3 to 5 minute play of TV time!!! Usually they only get 10 to 15 seconds! Total win!!! The floats were awesome as usual. The fly over was great too! Then the University of Wisconsin Marching Band came by the reviewing stand. They were playing the University fight song, "On Wisconsin" and suddenly, I was taken all the way back to high school! See, good old Okeechobee High School used the Wisconsin fight song as their fight song. Up until a couple of years after I graduated, it had always been the fight song at OHS. Then some enterprising schmo of an administrator got the idea OHS needed an original fight song. The band director or someone else wrote some damn nonsense and they chucked the "On Wisconsin" sheet music out the door! I do take some satisfaction that my high school hasn't had a winning football season since the song change! Hearing "On Wisconsin" today just brought back memories of when I was a nerdy, honors student band geek. Ah... the good ol' days!
And that's all I have for now..... Monday means back to business as usual!
Happy New Year everyone!