Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Part of the deal was that I was trying to ignore the hubby. That's the downer to him being gone. He gets back and we always have a minor readjustment period. Grrr!!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
My friend Cindy and I are obsessed with tea...I have over 60 different kinds in my tiny kitchen from places such as Thailand, China and the Celestial Seasonings plant. We drove to Boulder and had brunch at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse www.boulderteahouse.com . The building itself is amazing and the food is glorious. I had an Indian Curry Omlette and some amazing Ceylon tea. This is the only place I've seen tea based martini's and cocktails. It's overwhelming to a tea lover like myself. We hit the shopping street and I got (what else) tea.
Then we headed back to Golden and I went to the mall. There's one store in the mall that I cannot enter with my kids...Spencer's. Known for their gag/gross gifts and bachlorette fodder, they actually have a good selection of goodies for the married person who isn't willing to go into a sex shop for a board game or costume. It's the shy person's sex shop. Anyhoo, I'll just say the hubby will be happy on our anniversary (Feb. 6th) and Valentine's Day.
Friday, January 25, 2008
I stumbled onto this station gem watching Kathi Griffin's "Life on the D-List". I've gotten sucked into Project Runway countless times too! All of their reality shows seem much more crazily refined than the other channels.
This is my top station pick these days:
This station is the king of fun factual shows:
-Mythbusters: so fun, my kids love it!
-How It's Made: who knew factories were so fascinating
-Survivorman: He does it so we don't have to.
I'm also really excited for "Smash Lab", I have yet to see it.
What about you, what reality shows/stations have you hooked?
Check it out: http://www.tops2bottoms.com/2008/01/win-a-planet-mom-tee-of-your-choice/
Jackie's Biz is giving away two movie tickets for Valentine's Day, who couldn't use movie tickets?!
The Den of Iniquity is celebrating 10 years of internetedness by giving away a $20 Amazon GC. Head here to find out more:
Oh! Baby Buy Products is hosting the "Great Northwest Giveaway". Many vendors have donated prizes, so go check it out! http://ohbabybuyproducts.blogspot.com/2008/01/great-northwest-giveaway.html
The Rating Blog is holding a massive contest where you have the opportunity to win $500. There are a couple of different ways to enter: http://www.theratingblog.com/contest/
-Caedmon kicks and pushes everyone off the bed
-our bed is queen-sized, not much room
-Ruth gets really mad in the middle of the night when her brother is shoving her
To top it off, Ruth got a bad case of swimmer's ear in the middle of the night. I was awake every hour even after I moved to the couch.
Thankfully I've stayed uber busy while the hubby's been away, thought I really wish I were there.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I keep telling them, "I'm not trying to be rude, I'm focused!!"
I've usually got too much going on in my car (listening to supposedly satanic NPR & telling my kids, "Is it really worth fighting about?") for me to be scanning the other cars for friends to wave at.
Also, I don't have a nameless van or SUV like so many of my friends. I have an embarrassingly recognizable Buick Regal whose headlights are literally glued in place. Between that and the "Bush/Cheney 2004" sticker ya can't miss me. At least back when I used to drive the Rodeo it was less noticable.
I get tailgated semi-frequently which I am assuming is because of the aformentioned bumper sticker. I HATE bumper stickers. If you want to make a permanent statement, do it in a tattoo instead of a sticker that may hurt your chances of selling the car or will get you flipped off for you opinion.
I also get many horrified looks in the Buick (especially by pedestrians) who must assume that I caused the 2 accidents that permanently mangled my car's front. Which I didn't, my hubby had 2 accidents that were really no fault accidents.
Anyone else have a recognizable car?
Monday, January 21, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Raven's Range is giving away some fabulous books for the month of January! Head over there to enter: http://www.ravensrange.com/january-book-giveaway/
Teresa is running her first contest of the year over at her personal blog. You have a chance to win a beautiful turquoise bracelet created by Lori Jaclyn. She’s willing to ship anywhere and that means anyone is eligible to participate and win.
I'm hoping this is the last incident, but I ain't holding my breath.
So positive, right?
Thursday, January 17, 2008
BoSox Mommy is hosting her first contest....head on over there for your chance to win $10!!
Contest Blogger is hosting a giveaway for a $100 GC to Good Clean Love. I would love to win this!! All you have to do is link back to their homepage using the anchor text free samples and to Good Clean Love using the anchor text increase libido.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person’s blog who tagged you.
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. List seven random and/or weird facts about yourself.
4. Tag random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by posting a comment on their blog.
Here we go:
7 Weird Things About Me
1. I was a synchronized swimmer...for 4 years. Let it be known I sucked at it, but loved it and harbor a secret desire that my daughter would pick up the sport.
2. I'm addicted to poker, video games, Austin Powers and have a high sex drive. I swear I'm not a male :0)
3. I think fairies, mermaids and almost all mythological creatures are really sexy and wish I could be one.
4. I LOVE peanut butter and Miracle Whip sandwiches.
5. I'm a Trekkie and love sci-fi movies
6. I refuse to jump on any bandwagon...even if I agree with them. I can't stand following the crowd.
7. I wish I could wiggle and pull my teeth out like I did as a kid...for some reason I found the pulling of my teeth really satisfying.
AND, since I am #6 I'm refusing to tag anyone.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
It's been 3 years since hubby and I have stepped foot in the country of Turkey. Our daughter is a seasoned traveler and would do it full-time instead of kindergarten if she could. Our son was 1 when we went and was terrible; granted it was probably his age, but it's made me leery of taking him on any plane ride over 4 hours.
All that to say, Jason is leaving Monday to go see some friends in Turkey and fall in love with the country all over again. Since it's been 3 years I'd forgotten about "The Turkey Effect". Every time God has told us to go visit that country Satan tries his hardest to hinder us. We have been down to one car and a friend lent us one of theirs. In the last couple of days, the borrowed car has died on us three times and we woke up yesterday to a flat tire. The boy is sick and the kids (they never do this) got in a fist fight yesterday at the neighbor's house. Something that's also part of the Turkey Effect is usually getting robbed at least once while actually in the country. We've been robbed 5 different times while in the country. Trust me, that says nothing about the country and everything about our being there.
Those of you who are prayers, please lift us up as we prepare for next week. He will leave Monday and probably return on Saturday. Please pray that nothing physical, emotional or spiritual is taken from us in the coming weeks. Hey, you could even pray that $1,000 would materialize so that we could fix our car.
I know this kind've stuff just happens on overseas trips, anyone else have a good story???
Monday, January 14, 2008
I feel like I haven't been in such a whole place since my senior year of high school. I used to look back on that time with jealousy. I had all the time in the world to spend finding myself and chasing God. Now I see that who/where I am now is better. Better because I have the added roles (wife, mom, etc). As a single girl I saw life in what I thought was 3-D, but now I see more clearly the dimensions of reality, and my single self pales in comparison to what I know now.
I hope added years add dimensions and wisdom!
I envy those people that have money set aside for car repairs...granted, they're a loathsome expense for anyone, but when we have to choose to fix the car or pay the rent, the rent wins.
PS: My Entrecard thing is funkadelic, I'm trying to get it up, so stay tuned!
Friday, January 11, 2008
BUT, are these things that God needs for us to have?
I don't know and some days I wish I had those answers.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Emoms At Home is holding a contest to help you get organized!
In honor of the Vicks Caring Tribute Campaign , Mommy Mandy is giving away the Vitamin E Skin Care Starter Kit from the body shop. Here's the link to her contest: http://www.mommymandy.com/2008/01/vicks-caring-tributes-giveaway.html
Roni's Weight Watchen http://weightwatchen.com/ is giving away Netflix and some of Orville's tasty popcorn!!! http://orville.com/ Here's the link: http://weightwatchen.com/2008/01/popcorn-and-movie-anyone-contest.html
Big Bald Blog is holding a contest that may make you $100!!! Check it out here: http://blog.impactmt.com/2008/01/100-per-month-for-new-year.html
Contest Deadline:12:00 AM February 1, 2008.
Who wants to pay you?
1. Mixed Market Arts
3. Link Bait
4. Gorilla Sushi
5. CK Marketing
6. The Big Bald Blog
7. How 2 Blogger
Vote for Tyler!
An overall nice guy, Tyler Cruz, is holding a contest with another blogger where you can win $100. They're trying to up traffic on their site and generate overall buzz for their blogs. Cruz is a little behind in the votes, but is hopeful that he pull off a win! BTW, I'm voting for Tyler!
Here's some of Tyler's convincing arguement for a vote for him:
"Sure, Gyutae may seem like the smart, friendly, and overall lovable guy you’ve learned to love, but he has a darker side to him as well.
I can almost guarantee you that when he announces this contest on his blog that he will be giving away additional prizes as incentives to vote for him! In fact, I bet you he will try to give away some free advertising on his blog…
Now, this is all part of the game, and he’s allowed to do this if he so chooses. Therefore, I bet a lot of you are wondering to yourselves right now why you should vote for me when you can vote for Gyutae and receive additional prizes? Well, there’s a very good reason why you should vote for me instead of Gyutae.
Remember: only the participants who end up voting for the winner will be inserted into the drawing and eligible for the prizes. So if you vote for Gyutae and he ends up having less votes than me, you won’t be eligible for any of the $300 prizes.
So the real question is: who do you think stands the better chance of winning: me or Gyutae?
Sure, Gyutae is crafty. A bit too crafty for my liking. But I have numbers on my side. At the time of this writing, my RSS stands at 1,077 compared to Gyutae’s 262. My Alexa is 29,029 while Gyutae’s is 83,196, and my Technorati is 7,667 while poor Gyutae’s is 43,764.
So voting for me would be a wise decision… yes… a very wise decision If you’ve already reviewed my site before, perhaps for a TylerReview, you’re more than welcome to enter this contest.
Here's a link to the contest:
Here's another site that's giving away cold, paper cash! Someone will get $100 from Mr. Opportunist!
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
I am an addictive personality!
Saturday, January 05, 2008
-white knuckled the rent down to the rent office...I love the old truck we're borrowing, but getting used to the clutch is making me a little jumpy.
-spent an hour at the laundromat.
-watched Project Runway...I'm becoming a little addicted.
I'm so excited, I got Carmen Electra's workout DVD off Ebay. I got tired of the odd looks I was getting from the elderly library ladies every time I checked them out. I endorse any workout that makes you feel damn sexy at the end!
Friday, January 04, 2008
Kids B-Day Fun Review is giving away GC's to Oriental Trading Co. and Amazon.com http://kidsfunreviewed.com/january-party-into-the-new-year-giveaway/
Mother Earth's Garden is giving away GC's to Seeds of Change and Amazon.com http://www.motherearthsgarden.com/january-get-this-garden-started-giveaway
Thursday, January 03, 2008
I'm an anorexic...it's just like being a recovered alcoholic, the siren call is still there occasionally.
Granted, I haven't fallen off the wagon really badly in 10 years, but 2 years ago when we were nomadic I had 2 months of selfish anorexic indulgence. I've found my trigger for it, it's lack of control over any aspect of my life. Two years ago that meant we were nomadic and moving every two weeks. Talk about having no control over your life. Before that I'd selfishly starved myself after my son was born. The doctor finally told me to give him formula because he wasn't getting the nutrients he needed from me...talk about feeling guilty!
The reason all this ran through my brain is because I know I gained weight over the holidays. Putting my pants on is evidence of this...I don't need a scale. I entertained the idea of anorexia for all of 5 minutes, but I was able to move on to better thoughts of healthy eating and exercise. I feel like my emotional and spiritual health are starting off strong this year, I just need to have my physical health catch up!
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
In other news, I'm doing a thorough sweep of my house today...the tree is coming down people!