Friday, January 27, 2012

I Confess : I Lock Myself in My Pantry


I confess... There are days I want to lock my children in a closet.

I confess... I have never locked my children in a closet.  But I have locked myself in my pantry.  The garage.  Bathroom.  And my closet.

I confess... I have more patience for other peoples children and slim to none for my own.

I confess... There are times I curse, when I know I shouldn't, to emphasis the point I'm trying to get across.

I confess... When I was a kid I swore I wouldn't be so hard on my children as my parents were on me.

I confess... That hasn't worked out so well.

I confess... Our pantry is my favorite place to hide. Case in point...

I confess... My oldest son is behind in his 2nd grade learning and I feel it's my fault and I'm failing him as a parent.

I confess... I am notorious for complaining about my children climbing into my bed, but there are nights when they don't climb in that I go and get them.

I confess... I was a much better mother before I actually had my children.

I confess... Even though there are days all I do is scream and doubt myself as a mother, I wouldn't trade it for the world!

Happy Friday! What do you need to confess this week? Link up HERE!

Friday, January 20, 2012

I Confess : What A Crock of Shit


I Confess...

There is no part of child birth that's fun!  It's hard, it's messy, and any thought of modesty goes out the window when you have four strangers standing around looking at your whoha.  Then there is the pain.  If someone tells you pushing something the size of a cantaloupe, and sometimes larger, out of a 9cm hole is easy, they're on crack rock.  Or pain medication.
But then you hold your child for the first time and you are blown away.

I Confess...

Being a parent is one of the HARDEST jobs you will ever have!  I read a blog post this morning stating parenthood wasn't difficult.  My first thought was she's full of shit.  Actually I think my exact post was, "What a crock of shit."  My second thought, which I kept to myself, "I want what she's having!"  Two Prozac's and a shot of tequila???
On the flip side, it's one of the most FULFILLING jobs you will ever have!

I Confess...

Marriage isn't easy.  No part about it is easy.  Not even the sex is easy once you have kids!  It's constant work.  Constant learning.  Constantly finding the middle ground.  There will be ups, and there will be downs.  At times you may doubt yourself.  Nothing is perfect, no marriage is great.  But you get what you give, so give 110%.

Makeup sex is always better anyways, right? ;)

Happy Friday! What do you Confess today? Link up HERE.

Friday, January 13, 2012

I Confess


I confess...

There are times I use the fact I have children to my advantage.


On April 15th $$$$...

Telling someone else what to do is acutally my job...
Cheap maid service...

I get to use the diamond lane on the freeway...

Free entertainment...

They are the perfect alibi when I don't want to attend an event...

Never ending compliments...

I am able to order off the children's menu for myself...

Job security...

They love me unconditionally...


When the "headache" excuse isn't working...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

We Want to Know Wednesday


{1} What is your most commonly used word or phrase when you are frustrated?
Since my blog doesn't contain an "adult contain warning" I'll have to go with something a little more tame like, "You got to be freakin' kidding me!" A "what the hell" slips out every so often. Along with quite a few other sailor words.
{2} What random question do you usually get from strangers or casual acquaintances?
I really can't think of a question a random stranger has asked me. The monkey's kids that follow me around seem to ward off anyone who would want to make verbal contact with me. And if you don't believe me I welcome you to join me on my next shopping trip. I wouldn't want to talk to me either!

{3} Did you ever correspond by mail with anyone, who? Do you still have the letters?
Sure do. All the time! PG&E, SMUD, Wells Fargo, Visa, AT&T... For some reason these fools keep asking me to send them money. Even when I throw the letters away, they still keep coming!

{4} Do you dance in public? why or why not?
Duh!!! Of course!! I have no shame shaking what my mama gave me!! She gave me enough to shake so I might as will.

{5} What is your favorite kind of chapstick/lip balm?
I'll pass on the chapstick. Call me crazy, but something about sticky stuff on my lips just doesn't do it for me. ;)

We Want to Know Wednesday Q&A's is hosted by MamarazziQueso, and Crazymama.
Come and join the fun!

Monday, January 9, 2012

A New Year, A Better Me

Last year wasn't a very good year for me and my goals. Even though I accomplished the goals that meant the most to me, I didn't have a great over all ratio. So to fix that, I decided this year I'll only set 5 goals for myself. I know, you can say it.... GENIUS! Me and problem solving go hand in hand. ;)

My Personal Goals for 2012:

1. Talk more, yell less. - You probably think this is a crazy goal, but I'm a mother of 3 who works a full time swing shift job and is sleep deprived. Plus, I'm an Aries. It's not crazy! (I promise I wasn't yelling when I typed that)

2. Finish the California International Marathon - It'll be my first full marathon. 26.2 miles!! Would love to do it in 4:45 but I'll settle for anything under 5:00 hours.

3. Health - No more not eating till 2pm when I get to work. I want to be around as long as possible to annoy the crap out of my children. So this horrible habit most GO!

4. Call more, text/email/social network less. - In all fairness it's REALLY hard for me to talk on the phone. My kids only want to ask questions when I'm on the phone and at night when they would be in bed I'm at work. But I'll give it a whirl.

5. Learn to bake Chocolate Chip Cookies. - If you want killer sugar cookies, brownies, banana chocolate muffins, or even fudge; you got it! If you want a chocolate chip cookie you better go somewhere else. Even when I make them out of a bag they suck. True story!

There you have it, 2012 goals! Happy Monday! :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 Goal List Recap

Alright, so I didn't do so well on my goal list for 2011. Unless the grading curve has changed and 40% is now passing. LOL. I am proud of the goals I did accomplish though, they seemed to be the most important from my list. I mean, who really needs to wash their car inside and out at least 2x a month anyways? ;) Here's a quick run down of 2011:

1. Family, family, family time! - Yes, yes, yes!!!!!
2. Get and STAY organized. Yes, this was on my list last year but I never accomplished the staying part. - For the most part I think I did a pretty darn good job!
3. Blog more. - Oops... :(
4. Finish a half marathon this year in 2:45. Giving me a 12.30 pace. - Yeah baby!! 2:34 actually! 
5. Eat 6 small meals a day. And of course they should be healthy. :) - Not even close.
6. Date night with my husband every other month. - We got a couple in.
7. Get caught up on my kids photo albums. 5 years worth! - Does a year count?
8. List items in my ETSY shop. - Sigh...
9. Keep surrounding myself and family with positive and happy people. - Yippee!!
10. Wash my car inside and out every two weeks. I thought I would throw this one on for shits and giggles. ;) - Like I said, is this really necessary?

So there's my awful attempt to accomplish 10 goals in a year. I'll be rethinking my guidelines over this next week and I'll let you know what I come up with for 2012. Until then, I hope everyone had a wonderful NYE and your 2012 rocks your socks off! :)