Friday, September 11, 2009

Emotional Day All The Way Around

Remembering 9/11 ....i remember where I was and what I was doing...wow what a day. Glued to the news for the rest of that week! Hard to believe that is was 8 years ago, seems like only yesterday!
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I have been mean lately. Just plain mean. I cry at the drop of a pin, I snap at anyone who crosses me, I have no patience....and I am sorry. I am sorry to my kids for having such a moody mom lately, I am sorry to my Mom for snapping at her every time she calls, I am sorry to Mike for yelling because he is trying to be funny to cheer me up...
I am sorry.
I know I am mad about things out of my control, no job, no money because unemployment takes their good ole time because they can...bored as hell during the day....I will be nice again I promise...I just can't be now.....
I just keep saying this over and over:
The Serenity Prayer
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God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

--Reinhold Niebuhr


I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Good Day


Sunday, my favorite day of the week...only better when my 14 year old and I hang out all day and have a great day. Being 14 those are few and far between here lately!!
Love you Emily!!!! Thanks for a wonderful day!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I have an INTERVIEW!!!!

Got a phone call this afternoon and I have an interview tomorrow at 12:30pm!! Yippee!!!
This stay at home mom stuff isn't all it is cracked up to be...i do more "running mom" than anything!! Anyway, the interview is for a good company that has been around for a long time. It is an HR position...so I am keeping my fingers crossed. It is in the same town that I was working in so it will still be about a 30 minute drive...not bad though!
Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

May God Bless You and Keep You....

Kori...my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

WOW...WOW...and WOW again!

Well as of 1pm today I officially became one of the many many unemployed.....I am pissed, i have cried, i have cried some more...now i guess i need to put on my big girl pants and dig in! What is really frustrating though? When you get laid off from the STAFFING industry...you tend to be discouraged in job hunting before you even begin...since you know better than anyone...there are few jobs to be had right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please keep me in your prayers!!!
(guess i have no excuse not to blog now!!)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Krazee Katt!!!!

This is our Krazee Katt!!!




we have also found her in the drawer in the bottom of the oven, my dresser drawers, inside of chairs!!!
WEIRD!!!


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Six Word Saturday


Hopping in to Six Word Saturday with Show My Face!!!!


CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT I 'M HERE?




hahahahaha!!

Missed you guys!

Friday, August 14, 2009

For all of you Facebookers!

As if Facebook isn't addicting enough...i being the nosey person that I am...I have to go searching for something else that is addicting. People already warned me...but I just had to go see for myself...and now I have yet another addiction.....FARKLE!!! Have you tried it? However will I fit school, work, Facebook, Pogo. dinner, kids, boyfriend....and now FARKLE into one day? I am tired just thinking about it. I think I will go Farkle and stew on it for awhile!
Good Bye!
(I will be on Facebook farkling if you need me)
come visit me if you'd like

For the lack of anything more exciting....

I picked up this meme over at I KNOW, RIGHT?! , Kimber's blog, she's one of my best friends, who i never talk to anymore..*cough* *cough*, you should check her out!! It's a 20 question meme and since I have nothing better to blog about....this will have to do!!!
1. I really don't think I can manage_____ today.
being kind to people, it is just not one of those days, ya know?
2. I had ____ for breakfast this morning.
A brownie, yes a freaking brownie!!
3. Share some good news.
This is Friday and this has beena week from hell so....that fact that it is almost over is great news for me!!
4. What was the last movie you saw and what did you think of it?
We watched Step Brothers for about the 7th time now...but I so love that movie!!!
5. If you had to, could you do a commentary for a sporting event?
I could probably do one for baseball but I don't have a very good voice for that type of thing so I think you would turn me off pretty quickly!
6. What makes you feel better when you're sick?
hot tea, and I still like to color when I am sick...i am not sure what it is about coloring when you are sick, but it is so soothing for me.
7. What do you listen to in the car?
Mostly CD's taht I have burnt myself so that I can listen to a variety, right now I am loving Thriving Ivory, Angels on the Moon
8. What are the last 5 foods you ate?
brownie, pizza, taco bell, and the other 2 would be from the day before yesterday and I really can't remember!
9. Who was your first prom date?
My HS sweetheart, Matt, we actually went to Homecomings and Proms together until our senior year!
10. What was your first grade teacher's name?
Mrs. Morrison, i had her in 1st and 3rd grade actually.
11. How many weddings have you been in?
3, my best friend in HS and my sisters....5 counting my own!
12. Who is on your "list"?
Well...it depends on what kind of list this is....if it is a hit list I can not narrow it down to 3 peopel this week....if it is an "A" list it would have to be my kids, Mike and Vince Vaughn!
13. I love you more than ____
lol...my kids and I used to do this every night before we would go to sleep...we came up with some pretty funny things...but the last one I would always say to them is, "I love you more than a trillion grains of sand and taht is more than you will ever know!"
14. Oranges or grapefruits?
oranges, juicy juicy juicy oranges
15. What is your earliest memories of first grade?
my mom taking my picture out by the car before taking me to school
16. Would you ever choose money over love?
Money is the root of all evil...it is nice to have but it doesn't last and when there isn't enough it causes things to fall apart...i would pick LOVE over money any day!
17. Name 4 people who email you regularly:
my cousin Misty, Facebook, Yahoo personals, and i have no idea why...i have unsubscribed to that many times...they must just "want" me that bad, and my mom.
18 What were your favorite books as a child?
Anything by Judy Blume
19. Have you ever been given an engagement ring?
2 times and both times i thought my finger would rot and fall off it hurt so bad! haha kidding...well...anyway...yea 2 times!
20. Never in my life (have I)
tried sushi and i probably never will!

Monday, August 10, 2009

New edition


Introducing our newest family member.....

her name is MJ...my mom found her outside the nursing home where she works...and since they have pretty much kidnapped...(haha)...our other cat Tango... MJ is now ours...she is only 6 weeks old.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Loving my life right now!

I am totally loving my life right now. I have an awesome family, a great boyfriend and a sweet house! Life for me has not been this great for a long long time! Work is good, getting busy, home is wonderful, school is going just fine. My kids are healthy...my 14 year old could outgrow this funk she is in any minute now...but she will come around.

I guess I just wanted everyone to know that I am loving life! Hope everyone had a great weekend!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Out of the mouths of......9 year olds?

I was taking a bath last night, which when i do so I am ALWAYS accompanied by my 9 year old daughter. Ever since she was a baby she has sat in the bathroom with me while I take a bath....not sure why...but anyway...I was sitting in the tub washing and talking when all of the sudden she says,"why do you have VINES there?" (pointing at my chest). I look down and I am like, "What? Vines?, I don't have any Vines on me."
She points again and says. "right there, those blue things, vines...."
I said, "do you mean VEINS?" ,
she said, "yea, whatever those are called."
I am like, "you are going into 4th grade and you thought all this time that those things are caleed VINES?"
I was shocked!! lol This is my child that is, or so I thought, a little more advances than most 9 year olds! Too funny!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Secret Life of....SEX

Last night I was putting some things away in the dining room and kept hearing, "sex blah blah blah sex blah blah blah sex...i started counting, in about a minute in a half conversation on TV I counted the word Sex about 11 times. I walked in to see what my 9 year old was watching....The Secret Life of an American Teenager....I said what in the world, can they say SEX anymore? What is the deal? I don't know much about this show, it looked like a decent show, looked ok for kids...but can we promote SEX anymore? I am going to have to to some You Tubing of the past episode I think!!! Does anyone watch this show? I am going to watch it next Monday jsut so I can count from the beginning how many times they say SEX!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Hello out there!

Well, my last post was May 15th! Let's see if I can't try to get back into the swing of things here and at least shoot for one a week!
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Things are going great for me right now. One more week until I finish my 1st 9 weeks of school. It is going great actually. I have A's ...so far so good!
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Kids are great, enjoying the summer break so far. We went to Kings Island with the kids last weekend. Kings Island is an amusement park here in Ohio. They have I think the oldest and biggest wooden roller coaster around, it is about 5 minutes long and goes about 62 mph. This was one of my first roller coaster rides ever and is now my daughters. They loved it. My oldest has already experienced coasters but not my youngest. She was hesitant at first but enjoyed it.
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Family reunion this weekend!! I love family get togethers so i am looking forward to it.
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Alot of deaths this week, Farrah, Ed and Michael! How tragic! I was watching CNN and MSNBC last night at my mom's. I will agree that Michael Jackson was a pop icon....but NOT better than Elvis and the Beatles...as the news station were reporting. I just find that statement hard to believe.....but anywho....RIP celebs!
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Feeling right now:
Ready to get off of work, i am tired and grumpy and ready for this week to be O.V.E.R!!!
Have a great weekend everyone!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hello out there!!

Well, school started on Monday. So far so good. We only take 2 classes at a time, they last 9 weeks each. Right now I am taking a General Distance learning course which everyone has to take and a writing course. It hasn't been bad at all so far. I may be hitting my sister up on the writing course though! My final project in that class is a Power point presentation.... thank goodness my 14 year old can do power point!

Weather is beautiful here today! Rain tomorrow of course since i am off.

Macy started ball practice last week, she is such a hot dog out in the field...ball hog...she loves it though.

Emily has been trucking along at her school work...8th grade graduation is June 2nd...i can't believe my "baby" will be in high school next year!! Her dance is May 29th, so we need to go dress shopping next week for her.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!! Off to do some catching up on some of y favorite blogs!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Call Me Crazy.....

I am officially enrolled in school....
I am signed up, scheduled, and have already completed my Biography....I start May 11!!
I am attending the University of Phoenix, online. I am taking Healthcare Administration....yes I am still working FT, and yes I still have my 14 & 9 year old...and YES I am going to do this.....I have to do this.
As most of you know I am a staffing specialist. Well, let me tell you...the staffing world "ain't" to pretty out there right now in case you haven't noticed. I figure that people will always need health care, besides my first career choice has always been in the health field. I went into Nursing out of HS...but found better things to do at school....i worked in a nursing home for about 7 or 8 years and it has just been downhill for me ever since i quit there.
I have always wanted to have a degree...but for some reason or other my plans always fell thru...well not this time by gosh...i am going to do this.!!!
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On the homefront:
Things are GREAT!! Kids are great. Ball season is in full swing...no pun intended...lol...Mike's son plays high school baseball which consists of at least 3 games week. My youngest starts practice tonight and will play 2 games a week for 4 weeks starting in June. Emily is ready for school to be out...she is looking forward to babysitting her sister this summer I am sure! Yard sale this weekend. This yard sale is a huge deal in my neighborhood...but a headache if you live there and need to get out of the neighborhood. But a little extra cash is always good.
Mike and I are good. I finally feel like I have someone that respects me, accepts me and my kids, enjoys us and makes us laugh!!
Yes people....i am finally HAPPY!!!!!
So...where you all been, how have you all been doing? haha

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Writer's Workshop with "The Kat"

Joining in, for the first time ever, on Mama Kat's Writers Workshop!!

Go check her out...she is COOL!!! Not only her Writer's Workshop but OMG-osh...her "blogversations" are too freaking funny!!

I am choosing the prompt,

"What are your kids talking about?"

Well...my kids...if I told you everything that they are talking about we would be here all day, trust me! I have a 9 year old that talks NON STOP!!

...but....my kids are all a-buzz about my sister being home. Her, her husband and her kids are here visiting from California...my kids are HAPPY. We are having a surprise 60th birthday party on Friday for my parents whose birthdays are 3 days apart...the kids are excited.

My 14 year old I would imagine is talking to her friends at school right now about how "mean" her mom is for 1st grounding her from the computer earlier this week and 2nd from her cell phone last night. I can hear her now....that sweet little Angel O'mine...and of course the boy talk....i am sooooo sick of hearing about boys...i don't think I even liked boys at age 14?

On that note...I would like to take a minute to apologize to my mother...if I acted like that when I was 14....i am so very sorry...from the bottom of my heart I am sorry! Just be thankful that I didn't have a cell phone and computer and Facebook back then...that wouldn't have been pretty I am sure!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Here I am.....

I am sorry to all of my faithful blog readers. I did not fall off the face of the earth...I am still here. Things are going great and truthfully I just needed a break.
My sister and her family are home from California this week!! So great to see them. The kids are getting so big...and that boy....what a cutie!! My sister has her hands full there for sure!! Thank god for my girls...i don't think I cold handle a boy, honestly...my hat off to her for sure!!
Saturday we all walked up to a ball game at the HS in our town...chilly it was! Then Saturday evening we all, 12 of us, went out to eat at a local Pizza place. Fun times!! Then the kids all went back to grandma's to color eggs. It was finally time to go home to get ready for Easter morning and church. Sunday morning we all went to church...12 of us again....after that we hung out at mom's all day. We had alot of fun playing outside, basketball, badminton, and the best of all....CORNHOLE!! What a fun time!!!
The girls have been great, good grades this last quarter, they both got all A's and B's!!! Macy has been losing teeth left and right...hasn't hindered her talking ability at all though! :) Emily is boy crazy...and once again grounded from FB...I am not she will ever learn!!
I have been doing great. I have a new "friend" that I am having alot of fun with. He makes me laugh and we have a great time together...that is all that is important right now....he is great to me and my girls....we will see what happens. So far so good.
I have pictures to post from over the weekend...i will try to get them on tonight maybe. Now I am going to go try to do some catching up on my blog reading...yucky rainy day here is Ohio....work is slow...so why not play catch up.....

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April Fools

tHIS IS AN EMAIL THAT ONE OF MY CO WORKERS SENT OUR BOSS YESTERDAY...I THOUGHT IT WAS SO FUNNY!

I have decided to put my two weeks notice in as of today. The following are just a few reasons why:

10. I hate getting up so early while all my loser friends who don’t have jobs, get to sleep in.
9. We don’t have home made breakfast waiting for us every morning, what’s up with that!
8. I have a callous on my left pinky toe due to wearing dress shoes all day long….
7. The Marietta office prank calls me all day long while breathing really heavy over the phone and I can’t get my work finished..( I’ve asked them to stop several times, but they won’t ….I think I have a crush on one of them now. )
6. If I have to say “It’s a great day at Mancan” one more time while I have really bad cramps, I think I may just have to shoot someone.
5. I have nightmares sometimes that Jennifer Smith came back to Mancan, and I have to read all her ridiculous emails going on and on and on…
4. Every morning when I come to work, Terri makes me stand on one leg and sing the National Anthem, in Spanish! She said it does me good, since Spanish is the 2nd language now these days!
3. Terri & Jen’s idea of “Casual Friday” is wearing their Mancan shirts with no pants. I really can’t take seeing them in their G-strings anymore.
2. Doug Allen has now started to email me at home for jobs…
And the number one reason I am quitting:
I have found on several occasions that for free advertisement due to the cut backs, Terri has put my name and number on the bathrooms doors of many public places and it says: For a free “ job”, call Beth at Mancan!

Friday, March 27, 2009

52 Weeks Reward

I am joining Carin over at Forever in Blue Jeans
Forever In Blue Jeans
Forever In Blue Jeans

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52 Weeks is a year long challenge for YOU to be in a picture once a week for 52 weeks. We are always the ones behind the camera, this is YOUR chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. We are gald you are joining this challenge. More importantly your family will really enjoy having you in the picture. Thanks for playing along! Oh, you can just jump in now with 1 of 52, you're not getting off that easy! Now go take a picture!
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thank you!!

I just wanted to take a second to Thank all of my blogger buddies, and my family for all the birthday wishes yesterday. And all the comments on my "Saucy" blog yesterday....192 comments!! You guys rock!! Thanks so much and I am trying to get around to all my new followers too!! You guys are all the best!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It's My day!!

When Heather emailed me to ask me if she could feature me this Wednesday I was soo excited!! Not only because I got to be featured on SITS, the best blogging community around...but because I was getting featured on Wednesday March 25th....my BIRTHDAY!! How very special is that? Pretty special if I don't say so myself!
I love blogging so much!! It has been such a release for me as well as a great opportunity to meet some wonderful, remarkable, truly talented people! Who knew that something would become so addicting and so much fun. On so many days my blog has been my best friend! On days when I thought..."why bother?" Some of my followers and their comments have meant so very much...you don't even know!!
So...if you haven't ever checked out SITS...get over their and check those girls out...they are an awesome team and I feel so privileged to be a part of their community as well as the Welcomistas!!

I am working on a Q& A post. Send your questions, any question, to angib72 at gmail dot com and put "question" in the subject line. I will answer them in a post to come later. I am alittle over 1/2 way to my 200th post!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute

Tuesday's Tribute
Yet Another Jay and Deb Production.
Dear Aunt Cheryl,
You were one of the best aunts a kid could ask for!! I have such fun memories of you and that huge St Bernard, Rugby, when you lived beside PooPaw's store. I remember staying all night at your house and being scared to death of that dog!
Speaking of being scared to death. You were the easiest person in the world to scare also. I will never forget the many times us kids and later on grandkids would "scare" you just because you were so fun and easy to do that to.
The memories I have of Christmases and Christmas eve's at the Hall's all include you and your spoiling and loving ways.
The stories I hear from Dad and your brothers about you crack me up.
You may not have had an easy life and had your share of heartache and bad luck...but you always pulled through and came out on top.
I will never forget you and all that you meant to our family. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten!!
Tell MeeMaw, PooPaw and Grandma Walker hi and we love and miss them more than ever!
I love you Cheryl!!
R.I.P

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.




  • I did not do absolutely anything on Saturday...that would be so lazy...but it would fell so great!
  • I did not say from the time i woke up o Saturday and was still saying at 4:18pm that i was going to color my hair...talk about procrastinating.
  • I did not freak out alittle when i came home from work Friday to find my back door open but locked...still wondering about this one.
  • I did not totally blow off Weight watchers Saturday morning after missing it Thursday to go to my daughter's Karate...back on track this week!!I have worked too hard to let this go!!
  • I did not veg out on the couch Saturday afternoon and watch a 4 hour Lifetime movie...and loved every last second of it!!
  • I did not play Canasta way too much Saturday....till 11pm at least...I am NOT addicted!
  • I did not start reading a new book at 11pm Saturday night and stay up until 130am because i didn't want to put it down.
  • I did not scream at the top of my lungs, "there is a mouse down here!" when the mouse was clearly poisoned and barely moving...what a girly thing to do!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

No more ROOTS!!!

Talk about procrastination...I should have taken a before picture so you could have seen how hideous!!!


All fixed...now back to your regularly scheduled programming!

Mice Schmice!!

I hate mice....loathe them...would rather deal with anything but mice.
I knew we had some as I had seen the droppings when we move in, although the house had set empty for about 4 months before hand.
I heard them in the walls one night and we got traps and poison etc. No more noises, signs of them nor did we catch any then, that was about a month ago...i figured they just moved on.

Today as I was sitting here playing my beloved Canasta on Pogo i saw something out of the corner of my eye. Before i even looked i knew what it was. It was moving extremely slow and alittle "drunk" looking. It had clearly gotten into the poison. Of course I screamed, "there is a mouse down here!", like a little girl. John came down and got it and threw it outside...this mouse didn't have a clue as to what was going on. Then I decided that the furnace filter needed changed, it was looking pretty bad. Lo and behold a dead baby mouse, behind the filter!

So we went into the tool room, unfinished part of the basement. One of the sticky traps that WAS under the furnace at one time was drug clear across the room over to the tool bench with dirt, bugs and mouse droppings on it. Obviously the oblivious mouse had gotten OUT of that trap in it's drunken stupor! I was too frazzled to take pics...but I am sure you are all thanking me for that!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Six Word Saturday

Time for 6 word Saturday. I missed it last week...shhhhh...i think it went by unnoticed. Don't tell Cate over a Show My Face...since she is the hostess with the mostess and all...maybe she won't even notice!!






I'm relaxing today...playing blog catchup!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Where have you been?

I am still here, i have just not had anytime it seems lately. I don't know why, I haven't taken on any other task, habits, or hobbies. Work has started picking up and when i get home it is usually the DVR calling my name lately. Nothing interesting or fun going on here, nothing new.....except for I did lose 6.8 more pounds last week at WW!!! I haven't gone yet this week, will be going tomorrow morning....so that is going well!! I have lost 17.8 total so far!!!
This weekend I plan on spending some time with my blog....just me and my blog...and of course all of you. I will be playing catch up and comment catch up etc. Hopefully I will get all caught up and back in the swing of things...maybe even, if i am real good, get some posts scheduled for Not Me Monday and Tuesday's Tribute etc.....we will see.
In the meantime I have decided to do a question and answer post too. I will see depending on how many questions I get as to how often i will post them.....so start asking away!!! Just shoot me an email to angib72 at gmail dot com, please put "QUESTION" in the subject line so i can weed them all out easier!!
Hope everyone has had a good week and an even better weekend!!

PS I am twittering...follow me!

Monday, March 16, 2009

I have nothing else!!

I found this over at Time Of Your Life...thought it would be interesting...or put the lat 20 years in perspective anyway....here goes:

20 YEARS AGO (1989)
1) How old were you? 17
2) Who were you dating? my high school sweetheart Matt
3) Where did you work? Terrace IGA
4) Where did you live? Zanesville, Ohio.
5) Where did you hang out? Maple Ave, the "main drag" in our town, we cruised...we were cool lol
6) Did you wear contacts and/or glasses? neither
7) Who were your best friends? Wendy and Kim
8) How many tattoos did you have? omg are you kidding me...my mom freaked out when i got one at the age of 22!! lol
9) How many piercings did you have? 2 in ears
10) Had you been to a real party? yep
11) Had you had your heart broken? not yet
12) Were you Single/taken/Married/Divorced? i had a boyfriend...i was "taken"
13) Any Kids? Nope
15 YEARS AGO (1994)
1) How old were you? 22
2) Who were you dating? I was married to Jeff, my oldest's father
3) Where did you work? IGA still and Davis Sanor Haircutters
4) Where did you live? Zanesville, Ohio.
5) Did you wear contacts and/or glasses? Glasses
6) Who were your best friends? Kris and Misty
7) How many tattoos did you have? one...a brand new one
8) How many piercings did you have? 5 all in my ears
9) Had you been to a real party? sure had
1) Had you had your heart broken? sure did!
12) Were you Single/taken/Married/Divorced? Married
13) Any Kids? one on the way
10 YEARS AGO (1999)
1) How old were you? 27
2) Who were you dating? Married to my youngest's sperm donor
3) Where did you work? Sunnyview Nursing Home
4) Where did you live? Zanesville, Ohio.
5) Did you wear contacts and/or glasses? Contacts & Glasses
6) Who were your best friends? Kris and my sister
7) How many tattoos did you have? still only one...thank god!
8) How many piercings did you have? 5 still
9) Had your heart broken? yep
10) Were you Single/Taken/Married/Divorced? Married
11)Any Kids? 1 on the way again
TODAY (2009)
1) Age? 37 in 13 days
2)Who are you dating? no one
3) Where do you work? at a staffing company
4) Where do you live? Zanesville.
5) Who are your closest friends? My sister♥ and Brenda
6) Do you talk to your old friends? yes
7) How many piercings do you have? still just 5
8) How many tattoos? still just the one
9) Had your heart been broken? not recently
10) How many kids? 2, Em 14 and Macy 9
11) Are you Single/Taken/Married/Divorced? Single

What about you?

Friday, March 13, 2009

And the weiner...I mean winner is.........


Well...I had a fancy schmancy random generator like the one above on here....when i did this is gave me the number 34...why it isn't showing up on here is beyond me, and frankly tonight isn't the night for me to try to figure it out! SO you will just have to take my word for it!
SO....number 34.....you are the WINNER!!!!
Congrats to #34 who is Angie.
Who also has an awesome name is I don't say so myself!!
Thank you all for playing and I hope all of my new followers continue to follow me...not just because of my giveaway!!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring Fling Giveaway!!

Ok, I am at work...so I can not post a picture...but I am giving away a "grab-bag" . It will be a surprise to whoever wins!! All you have to do is leave a comment and be a follower...that is it!! I will use random generator to pick a winner on Friday March 13th!! Yep...Friday the 13th!!! Good Luck to you all!!





These are my confessions!!





1) What is your blogger name? Angie

2) When is your birthday? March 25

3) How long have you been blogging? January, 2008

4) Who tagged you? Lori...check her out!

5) Tell me your 5 most favorite body parts? are you serious? I will really have to dig here on this one... 1. my eyes 2. my smile 3. my fingers, they are skinny!! 4. My ankles are also thin 5. my hair...most days!

6) What do you wish most for your birthday? a great healthy and fun year


7) What color are your nails now? polsih free

8) Any depressing thoughts lately? some but i am good!

9) What's your next 1 month's plan? to be happy and lose more weight

10) At what age did you have your 1st crush? 7th grade


11) Did you attend any school reunion after you graduated till now? 1 next year will be my 20th


12) Have you ever passed gas in public and pretended you didn't smell anything?
oh i am sure!

13) Are you a clean freak? haha..my mom will get a kick out of that question i am sure!


14) Which era do you wish you were born into? i like my generation just fine


15) Are you a vegetarian? no way…..

16) How many pillows do you sleep with at night? 2.

17) Are you a light sleeper or an I-don't-care-if-there's-a-bomb-here sleeper? I don't care if there is a bomb in here sleeper for sure!

18) Do you secretly wear comfortable granny panties when your man is not around? that is rather personal...lol....i ahve been know to yes...especially the fatter i get!! It used to be thongs no matter what...they are just comfy, but there comes a time in a "big" gorls life that you gotta put those to rest!! lol TMI?

19) What is your ultimate dream job? stay at home mom

20) What is it your hubby does that annoys you the most? maybe that is why i have been divorced 2 times and not remarried? lol


21) What is your dream car? I actually love my car i have now....Impala...i am not hard to please most of the time!


22) Do you easily wake up in the morning? heck no....snooze button is my friend!


23) Do you like hairy men? i like alittle hari here and there :)

24) How about goateed men? YES!

25) Which one would you prefer, 2 hour spa, 2 hours Thai Massage or 2 hour foot massage? 2 hour spa treatment… all of the above!

26) Have you ever wished you had a different name other than your real name? not really i like my name

27) What is the most extreme sport you have ever done? nothing extreme...jsut softball for 20+ years


28) Do you prefer traveling in Europe or Asia? I would love to go to Europe.

29) What is your favorite food? Mexican anything!!

30) What is the most embarrassing moment when you were out on a date? I can't say i have ever been on a blond date..and I know I wouldn't like it at all!!

Here are the rules: Copy and paste the whole questionnaire and replace my answers with yours. You have to create a link for the blogger who tagged you. Pass to 4 other bloggers. Remember to inform them by commenting on their recent post. Display the logo anywhere on your blog. Last, answer each question with the truth, and nothing but the TRUTH...this is a confession tag, you know.

The 4 people I am tagging are:

oops...i forgot to tag anyone...so ANYONE who reads this is automatically tagged!!

Tuesday's Tribute

Tuesday's Tribute
Yet Another Jay and Deb Production.




I would like to take this tribute this Tuesday to a wonderful blog friend. She is a great person who is so caring and thoughtful and puts so much time in to things that she really doesn't have to do. Most recently she organized and hosted a "Favorite Things Swap" which couldn't have been an easy task by any means. I believe she had well over 100 swappers participate. She just went to NY for " Fishful Thinking" (read ablut that on her blog as well). Her blog is beautiful and full of fun ideas and information. If you have never checked her out you need to...she is amazing!! I would like to thank her for the great Swap that she just organized...which i believe she is hosting another one soon...you will just have to go check her out if you haven't already!! She does month prize drawings for all of her followers as well...grab her button and follow her!!

Thanks Mamarazzi...you are wonderful!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

I got the LOOT!!!

I got mine today!!

My package arrived today from Shawnee!!! She did awesome! Alot of her favorite things are my favorite things too! She sent a book by an author that I just checked out of the library today!! The floss thingys I use all the time, the girl scout cookies didn't even make it in the picture because my daughter ran off with them immediately! Have been meaning to pick up the Tide stick...now i don't have to, and the scrapping book....love it!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Check out the box it was all in!!! Too cool!

And here is the loot.......


...a movie a pattern, a bookmark, scrap booking stickers, note cards!!!

Love it!

Monday, Monday

Did you all have a good weekend?
  • I hope so. I had to work all weekend, but i get to do it from home. There are about 6 of us in our company that take turns working them. I don't mind it, all we have to do is answer phones and call and check on a few companies. We have the phones on from 7am - 7pm, but we get paid well for it. This isn't a real busy time of the year so it isn't too bad.
  • I read a book on Saturday...yep a whole book. Sitting on my back porch in the beautiful 70 degree weather, work phone beside me, diet pepsi on the other side...and finished the whole thing. It was by Karen Kingsbury, This Side Of Heaven. I have never read her before and really enjoyed it. So much so I went to the lobrary at lunch today and got 2 more of her books!!
  • Sunday the kiddos came home from the dad's. We palyed about 5 games of Skipbo. My youngest loves to win...and sometimes if she isn't winning, she will make the rules up to accomodate her winning!! So it is always fun!
So...what did you all do this weekend?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

6 Word Saturday

Once again...Six Word Saturday with Show My Face.... go visit her to join in the fun!!


Working from home not fun weekend!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring Fling

If you aren't familiar with SITS - Secret is in the Sauce...you should go over and check them out! They are hosting a Spring Fling Tuesday March 10 and you don't want to miss out on all the fun! Head on over and check it out! If you are familiar with them and haven't seen their new blog set u/design...go check it out as well!! Looks great!

This is one of THE best ways to get recognized by others and it is always a fun time!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

52 Weeks Reward


I am joining Carin over at Forever in Blue Jeans
Forever In Blue Jeans
*********************52 Weeks********************
52 Weeks is a year long challenge for YOU to be in a picture once a week for 52 weeks. We are always the ones behind the camera, this is YOUR chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. We are gald you are joining this challenge. More importantly your family will really enjoy having you in the picture. Thanks for playing along! Oh, you can just jump in now with 1 of 52, you're not getting off that easy! Now go take a picture!
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


What a life!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fishful Thinking





Tiffany of The R Family Diaries has been selected to be a part of the faculty for Fishful Thinking! It's a great initiative that gives parents tools for fostering optimism in their children. Take a moment and visit the Fishful Thinking website to see what it's all about:0)


In order to get the word out about this amazing program, Tiffany is hosting a giveaway about it here. Please take the time to check it out! It's a really worthwhile cause:0)

Tuesday's Tribute: Dear Jason Mesnick

Tuesday's Tribute
A Jay and Deb Production.
Dear Jason,
At first I was attracted to your smile, your intelligence and your charm. I wasted every Monday night for several weeks watching you, feeling sorry for you because of the whole DeAnna thing, hoping you found the "right" one . After last night, you have made me sick! YOU are a JERK. Or, scumbag...or sleaze ball....or whatever you feel to insert here . I often wondered why you had gotten divorced in the 1st place, thought, "wow, she must have been horrible"...lol now i am not so sure it was HER!! Maybe you weren't "feeling" it for her wither....huh? I truly believe that you are a "man" who likes to see how many women he can get to "fall" for him....then move on...that is clearly what you have portrayed yourself to be and you should be ASHAMED!!! Stop your crying, quit running away when the going gets tough and be a man!! I hope I have seen the last of your, lying, squirrely (if that is a word), egotistical, shallow, pompous ass.....after tonight of course!! lol
Sincerely
Angie....a fan of Melissa....who is SO much better off without you!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

6 Word Saturday

Wow...i was so caught up in getting up to date with my DVR this morning I almost forgot!! Playing along with Cate at Show My Face.....Six Word Saturday!!


Kids with Grandma....my kinda' day!!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sticky Stuff on The Floor

If you guys get a chance this weekend go check out Sticky Stuff On The Floor....she is a fairly new blogger and is getting frustrated, you know that feeling we all got at first when not alot of comments or followers were coming your way...check her out...she is pretty cool!!

What My Kids Really Think About Mom




Cut and paste these questions and ask your kids their answers....it is a RIOT!!


Answered by Macy, age 9, Since Emily Age 14 is having an "I can't stand my mom" moment!!









1. What is something mom always says to you?M: "No"....i rolled my eyes! lol



2. What makes mom happy?M: "When I hug and kiss her too much"


3. What makes mom sad?M: "When i get older and older and I am not her little baby any more"

4. How does your mom make you laugh?M: Tickles me



5. What was your mom like as a child?M: "she had curly hair"


6. How old is your mom? M: 36...she was right!


7. How tall is your mom?M: "I don't know"


8. What is her favorite thing to do?M: play games on the computer


9. What does your mom do when you're not around?M: "spends time with John"


10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?M: "singing"....i am really not a good singer...but as long as she thinks so I am ok with that!


11. What is your mom really good at?M: "cooking and bakling my birthday cake"


12. What is your mom not very good at?M: "not very good at running because I am faster than her?" whatever little one...i will ALWAYS catch you!!


13. What does your mom do for a job?M: "finds jobs for other people"


14.What is your mom's favorite food?M: "chili, i don't know, what is it?"


15.What makes you proud of your mom?M: "actually, spending time with her kids"



16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?M: "Spongebob?" ok kid...we need to talk!



17. What do you and your mom do together?M: "watch movies and have a good time"



18. How are you and your mom the same?M: "We look alike"



19. How are you and your mom different?M: "We don't have the same eye or hair color".


20. How do you know your mom loves you?M: "When she asks me how my day was, when she does things for me, and when she hugs and kisses me too much" Awwww i love you!


21. What does your mom like most about your dad?M: "that he gave me to her." good answer baby!


22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?M: "umm Myrtle Beach"










OK...the 14 year old who really doesn't like her mom too much right now decided she wanted to do the interview as well....this should be interesting!!




1. What is something mom always says to you?M: "long sigh....Knock it off!"

2. What makes mom happy?M: "When her kids don't fight"



3. What makes mom sad?M: "When she is out of Diet Pepsi"lol



4. How does your mom make you laugh?M: Being herself

5. What was your mom like as a child?M: "in her words good...in grandma's words...mean to her siblings"

6. How old is your mom? M: 36...she was right!



7. How tall is your mom?M: "5 ' 6"



8. What is her favorite thing to do?M: play cards



9. What does your mom do when you're not around?M: "i dont know because obviously i am not around"....see...mouthy 14 year old!! lol



10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?M: "drinking hte most Dt pepsi"



11. What is your mom really good at?M: "typing"



12. What is your mom not very good at?M: "communicating....nice!



13. What does your mom do for a job?M: "staffing specialist"

14.What is your mom's favorite food?M: "i know this....Mexican food" BINGO

15.What makes you proud of your mom?M: "let me think about this one hold on....waiting...waiting...don't look at me like that...can we come back to that one, i want to say something good on that one"

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?M: "Matilda"



17. What do you and your mom do together?M: "watch the Bachelor"



18. How are you and your mom the same?M: "I have her attitude"



19. How are you and your mom different?M: "She has red hair".



20. How do you know your mom loves you?M: "She buys me things"...nice...guess what....not anymore!!



21. What does your mom like most about your dad?M: "ummm...that he is nice to me"



22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?M: "Backwoods Fest"


ok...back to #15...."i am most proud of my mother for leaving her ex boyfriend and being supportive and caring".....pretty good for a child that got grounded last night!!

Pay it Forward!

Ramblings of a Cray Momma had this over on her blog, which has a new look by the way...looks great, I was her 3rd commenter over there...so now it is my turn! This will be fun!!


The rules are simple:
The first 3 people to post a comment on this entry will receive a gift from me sometime during the year.When and what are a suprise to the winners! Then, post about this on your blog & come back and leave your comment telling me you are Paying It Forward as well.Only the first 3 comments that leave a comment and post this one their blog gets the prize. So who wants to pay it forward?

Friday Fill -in's

Never found out what the smell was in the office....it miraculously disappeared!! very very strange! Especially since there are only 2 of us in the office!

Went to Weight watchers last night and lost another 5.6 pounds!! I am so excited! I love this diet. I have to adjust my points this week, shouldn't be a big deal since I really wasn't using all of my allotted points anyway.
While we were at the meeting, my 9 year old went with me, the leader was talking about "feeling" hungry and how alot of people will eat even when they don't have that feeling. My 9 year old says, "that's what I would do!", out loud in from of about 20 people. Everyone laughed and she was quite embarrassed as I don't think that she meant to say it that loud! Before we went in to the meeting she wanted to know if she could take her Doritos in with her...."I don't think that would be a good idea honey!"

Well...TGIF...I hope everyone has a great weekend! Rainy here today and getting cold again over the weekend...yea me!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday Tribute

Tuesday's Tribute
Yet Another Jay and Deb Production.
What's That Smell?
OMG.....this is not what I had planned for Tuesday's Tribute, but it will have to wait until next week because there is a smell like no other in our office today adn it is making me SICK!
The mailman just backed out of here plugging his nose!! haha
It sort of smells like

with a touch of ammonia maybe?

I have already checked

..... the pits!

We have already checked this....

....clear!

Pretty soon applicants will be coming in here saying.....!!

Then i will be forced to say......

So....if I am sick for the rest of the week ...you can assume that I have been poisoned by whatever this god awful, putrid, horrifying smell is.......until then.....i am stepping outside for a bit of fresh air!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Manic Monday?

Phew....i thought i had ticked some people off there for a minute, unitl Sandy over at the Adams family also noticed.....people are falling off of Bloggyland....I am not sure why, but I have had 3 vanish in the last 30 minutes!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Question and Advice appreciated

My daughter, the 14 year old has/had a Facebook account. A couple of months ago she wrote some not so good feeling about her step mom on there. She was made to take them off and her Facebook account has been monitored ever since. Here and there she will make up some stupid little status saying but other than that nothing. She then got grounded by me from her phone and Facebook for getting a D+ on Gym...that was a whole other post. She has been grounded for 3 weeks from it. Tried to access it once here at my house and I changed the password. Evidently when she was at her dad's this past week her step mother says that she tried to access it again on Thursday. Without telling anyone her step mom deactivated her account. Emily's grounding was up tonight and when i tried to log her on, since she didn't know the password, we couldn't get on. THAT was when I found out what the step mother had done. She "assumed" that all Emily would have to do is reactivate by email...NO it wipes the whole thing out.
So now her dad and i are arguing because I feel since I am the one that imposed this grounding, the step mom should have taken it up with me before deactivating the account. I feel she overstepped her boundaries.....what do you think? I now have a bawling 14 year old here, she had a ton of pictures and pictures that she created, friends and alot of "meaningful" things to a 14 year old on here. Needless to say I AM PISSED. This isn't the first time this step mom has overstepped her boundaries, but of course her husband, my ex husband only sees her side of it!

Check out this awesome giveaway~

Going on over at I KNOW, RIGHT?! It is her 100th post giveaway. If you have never been there you should check her out, she is an awesome, funny and very honest blogger!!
I plan on adding this beautiful basket to the rest of my decorations around our new house...it would fit in perfectly...i already have the spot cleared for it !!

February 22nd 14 years ago



At 9am 14 years ago i was being taken to the delivery room for a C section. While they were prepping me, my mom and mil were out in the lobby taking pictures of a baby. Cooing and awing over this little baby that had "my button" nose etc...only to find out...it wasn't their grandchild yet...like they thought it was!! I think I have a picture of that "someone elses " baby somewhere! Emily was born about 930am. She was the best baby ever. Slept alot, never cried, slept all night thru at only 4 weeks old..she was perfect! She was and still is the best thing that ever happened to me!! Happy Birthday Emily...I can't believe you are 14!! You will always be my baby!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

14 years ago



14 years ago tonight i was in the hospital in a dead end labor. I went into the hospital at 11am. Walked the halls, walked the halls some more....nothing. No labor pains, no contractions no nothing! The doc came into break my water, i am in the hospital bed laying facing the door in all my glory. In walks my dad...nice...."what's going on"...he said....uh...the Dr is breaking my water....glad you could make it!! lol Anyway the doctor, being rude as can be tells me to "RELAX" while he is "manually" making me dilate....um....I am trying, but i would be more than willing to bet, since you are a male, that you don;t know how this feels....so "SHUT IT!" Anyway...long story short, I still didn't dilate, still didn't go into labor. So, it was time for the lovely "pit" drip....still no contractions other than Braxton hicks and a little bit of back labor, still only dilated 2. Doctor comes back in, "I'll be back in in the morning, we will probably have to do a C section if you don't progress anymore....ok, i have been here 12 hours...no nothing, do you really think I am going to progress? Whatever...you're the doc. So there i lay waiting.....the nurses kept asking if I wanted the epidural, i really hadn't felt any real labor pains yet, and if I was truly going to have a c section, would have liked to have experienced some sort of childbirth pain. At about 3am i finally gave in and let them give me the epidural so I could maybe sleep alittle bit. That was fun! I slept alittle bit and then 9am February 22 came.......more tomorrow!

6 Word Saturday

Time again for 6 word Saturday! Go visit Cate to see what it all about!!

Lazy weekend and I mean LAZY!!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

WW

Not Wordless Wednesday...or Wordful Wednesday...WEIGHT WATCHERS!!!
I have been doing it for 1 week today. I went tonight to get weighed in.......... - 6.8 pounds!!!! I love it and it really isn't too hard to follow! Who knows...maybe someday I will become an employee!! haha


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Under Construction

Please be patient while I am trying to make a 3 column blog. I am working on my header...still under construction!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

My sister will kill me...but this is a funny pic from her bachelorette party !!

Tuesday Tribute

Tuesday's Tribute
A Jay and Deb Production.
14 years ago today I was expecting one of the best things that has ever happened to me. My daughter was due....but of course like most other 1st pregnancies...we had to wait....5 more days before she would finally decide to show up, which is another post later this week. But this is a poem i wrote her at Christmas time.


I have a China Doll
She’s beautiful and so fair
And when she needs anything
I will always be right here
Eyes as blue as the sky
Hair so pretty and long
This China Doll is my heart and soul
She’s so special in every way
For this doll I will have tried to do everything and more
And for her I’ll never stray
My China Doll is my daughter
Emily Dawn
If you haven’t guessed by now
She is my heart, my soul, my life
I’ll be here for her forever
Emily Dawn you are my China Doll!

I love you always!
Mom