Monday, September 16, 2013

My mom has never been what is known as the "cool" mom.
Oh she is amazing to me and my siblings and most of my friends love her too, 
if you were going to compare her to say that super hip mom that one kid in high school had who let them do anything they wanted and was super laid back and just didn't give a care in the world... 
That would not be my mom.

She doesn't drink, smoke, doesn't go on many wild and crazy adventures, is pretty strict and kind of a prude in a lot of ways, especially in the language that she chooses to use...
or rather NOT use.

For instance, my mom does not use foul language. 
Neither do I for the most part, but from time to time you can hear my utter an occasional F-bomb or use the term for a female pooch to describe things (or people) who have less than stellar attitudes.  
My mom does not do any of those things.  
Even when people who are treating her bad enough to use those profanities on them, she refrains and keeps to her moral code. 

This is one of the many things I love about her and poke fun at her about.  
 This is also why the other evening's conversation was that much more comical and priceless.

Let me set the scene:
It is a low-key Sunday (I think anyways) night.
The minions were in bed, and my loverman was doing something on the computer.
I was engaging in a delightful conversation with my mom about our current favorite show for the summer Big Brother.
(Do NOT even get me started on how horrible and shockingly GREAT bad this season of it was.)
But I digress...

Anyways, my mom was relaying the play by play of the shows latest antics (because I have no cable I am behind on catching up online) and the current language that is being spoken in the house.  

Out of nowhere.
This woman, who barely even uses the word crap on a bad day, utters a word that I have only used maybe 3 times in my entire life.  
A word that MOST of society does not use, let alone a woman, because it is right up there with the WORST word you can call a woman, rather worst word you could say period. 

If by now you have no idea what word I am referring too look up synonyms for the word vagina....

At first, I could not believe she said it with such abandon and without any pause or missing of a beat.  She just kept right on talking.  

Me: " Mom, did you just say what I think you said?"
Mom: "What?"
Me: " Did you just say the C word?" 
Mom: "What, C***?"


Me: "YES MOM!!!"
Mom: " I don't understand.  What is wrong with that word?"
Me: "Mom, let me give you a little education lesson on what words NOT to say..."

After much informative Google searching on my husbands part, my moms eyes were opened to the impact and the level of  atrociousness that is that word.  

Needless to say, when I enlightened my mom she was shocked she even said it herself.  
I thought life would return back to normal and my old-fashioned, 70's flowerchild, Carpenters loving mom would return and the Earth would rotate on it's axis properly once again. 

I was sorely mistaken. 
Not but a few minutes later, my mother uttered another C word that was another word the does not generally worm its way into normal everyday conversation.  
A word that is used to describe a "happy" moment for a couple engaged in a
.... loving....

I was yet again shocked and appalled.  
Yet again, I had to enlighten my mom to the tasteless fashion the word usually is used for. 

 My mom's vocabulary was shortened that evening and her knowledge of what is appropriate to say lengthened.  It was nice to be able to help her out as much as she helps me.

(let's just say I am extremely glad those words did not catch on in her daily conversation.  I like my floppy hat wearing, daisy loving, Rebecca of Sunny brook Farm style of mom.)


Thursday, August 29, 2013

     So, my super awesome friend Annalee over at LIFELAUGHSANDLADDS has nominated me for a Liebster Award.  What is that exactly you ask? Well, in blogger town it is an amazing nerd alerting way of getting to know other bloggers out there.  J

  Being a newbie blogger myself, this is my first link up so hopefully I get this right and will be able to do things like this more often!!!


Here are the rules for the Liebster Award: 

·  Answer the 11 questions that the blogger who nominated you asked.

·  List 11 random facts about yourself.

·  Mention some blogs you're loving reading at the moment

·  Set 11 questions for those newly nominated bloggers to answer.

·  Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
.So, like the slogan for Nike, JUST DO IT!

1. If you could be a super hero, who would you be/why?
I would want to be Captain Planet.  He can summon the earth, fire, wind, water, and heart like powers to help defeat bad guys that are trying to destroy the earth.  C’mon, without the earth, where are we going to live, eat, and breathe?  Plus he has blue hair (and we all know I love crazy stuff like that).
2. First person you call when something amazing happens?

I call my mom or my hubby. My mom always wants to talk and my hubby is well… you get the idea.
3.  Original or Extra Crispy?

There really is no comparison here.  You either get mushy or crispy and mushy and chicken just shouldn’t be in the same sentence.
4.  Three things you would take to a deserted island (non-essentials)?

My Bible, my 10 dollar sunglasses (because if I am ever to get rescued I wanna be looking fly for a white guy gal), and one of those water filter water bottles.  The water filter water bottle is good for at least 30 uses I think so hopefully I’d be rescued by that time. 
5.  If you could change one thing in your past- what would it be?

I would have saved myself for marriage. 
6.  NKOTB or BSB?

Since Nsync is not an choice, BSB. 
7.  Favorite place in your home?

My bed.  It may be old but it still so comfy.  I can fall asleep so fast there.
8.  What do you want to be when you grow up?

HAHA Since I am STILL in my 20’s (I am in denial about my next birthday) I hope to eventually go to nursing school and help itty bitty babies make it to be bigger and louder toddlers.
9.  What's one thing that really get's your goat?

Oh gosh! Just one? Man, I would have to say making people feel inferior or leaving people out of things because you find them a little bit annoying.  I know how that feels and I hate feeling that way so I try not to exclude people from my life till they have wronged me in some way.  Or the word Boner.
10.  What was your favorite cartoon growing up & can you still sing the theme song?

Favorite Cartoon growing up was Inspector Gadget.  My mom said I watched that all the time and YES I still know that song.  Da na na na na….
11.  If you were ice cream, what flavor would you be/why?

Pralines and cream.  I can be a little nutty with a lot of sweetness.  


Now for my 11 random facts!!!

·        I am deathly afraid of being on a boat in any kind of open water.  I once cried on an eight minute ferry from Anacortes, WA to Guemes Island, even though it was BARELY moving and I was safely in my vehicle.  Please refrain from laughing till after these facts are finished.

·        I urged my almost 5 year old to have a Star Wars birthday party JUST SO I could plan it and have an excuse to geek out to it.  Don’t judge me…
·        The sound and color my 2 year makes when he is farting or pooping makes me laugh so hard (I am a horrible mother…. LOL )
·        I secretly want to dye my hair bright pink like Gwen Stefani’s was.
·        I have a HUGE crush on Zac Efron. (again Don’t judge me)

(I am sorry but seriously....YUM!! AND he IS 25)

·        I LOOOOOOVE Pickle and Peanut butter sandwiches (do NOT knock it till you have tried it).

·        I like cleaning other people’s houses, but not my own.

·        I am a HUGE procrastinator.

·        I have to watch series on instant stream one episode after the other.  I hate waiting a week see the next episode!

·        I miss my iphone only because I could change the case out every other week if I wanted.  

·        I am allergic to Kiwi Fruit, just like Ross in the TV show FRIENDS.


Now here are my bloggers:

Christina @ Serene Ocean Wave

Annalee @  Life Laughs and Ladds

Amber @ Crappy Pictures

(and that's it because I have no other real blogger friends yet!)




Here are your questions:

1. What is your least favorite word?

2. Have you ever been in the newspaper or on the news?

3. Have you ever done something really unbelievable, only to have no one around to see it?

3. Harry Potter or Ron Weasley?

4. Who is the person who has inspired you the most?

5. Han Solo or Luke Skywalker?

6. Guy Fieri or Bobby Flay?

7. If you could join any music group, who would it be and why?

8. Favorite smell

9. What is one website you visit way to often that you don't want anyone to know about?

10. If you could one thing for an entire week, what would it be?

11. what is one of your goals for September?


And that is it!!!  I am super excited that Annalee nominated me because it is super fun and definitely a way to get to know each other out in the blogger world better.  AND. Lets face it.  Sometimes, it is easier to do online then face to face.  :-) Happy Blogging!!!!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

As I sit here and reflect on my life for the past 30 years, I think about all the good times and the bad times. 
There have been many.  I have felt joyful, alone, angry, rejected, complete, and all the adjectives in between. 
I look at the expectations for the next 30 years and I start to ponder the things I want to accomplish. 
My list does not necessarily look like everyone else’s but it is my list and I can not wait to start tackling all that God has in store for me.


  1. Start nursing school
  2. Learn more patience and grace with my family, friends, and those who are undeserving.
  3. Read the Bible from beginning to end.
  4. Memorize all the Proverbs.
  5. Support my husband and encourage him more daily.
  6. Push out of my comfort zone more often and become fearless.
  7. Learn how to shoot and to fish.
  8. Earn the respect and forgiveness of those that I have wronged or hurt.
  9. Grow my relationship with Christ from the small seedling it has become to one that is deserving of a woman of the King.
  10. Continue to eliminate the negativity in my mind, my heart, and my life.


This is not the end of my list but it is what I am working for now.
I hope this encourages everyone to do the same.

What is on your list?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


So like I said in my last post 3 months ago, I have a fear of failing. 

I start things, and don’t finish them more then half the time.


It’s sad. And ridiculous. And  not going to continue.

I am also a BIG procrastinator and that has nothing to do with be afraid of failing. 

Nope. Not. One. Little. BIT!

I’m just LAZY busy…..


So, here I go back on the run, get fit, get healthy, and blogging train…

CHOO CHOO people. 


Anyways, the other day I had a magical experience in the shower

(Get your minds out of the gutter people!)

Let me start by telling a little story. Join me will you?


I don’t remember how far back but my good friend Roni Sue told me that they were bringing back old school Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner.

Old designs, old smells.


Just hearing that this was in the works made me instantly transport back to high school for a second.  A few weeks later, we were sitting outside in her driveway and she alerted me to the fact that her head, right then and there, did in fact smell like the best smell ever…


I am NOT ashamed to say I totally sniffed her head.

It may have gotten weird for a second but let me tell you…..

I was totally taken back and the songs No Scrubs by TLC and Semi-Charmed Kind of Life by Third Eye Blind began to play in my head.  If I had been alone I probably would have started to dance and sing right there in her driveway.


Fast Forward to last week.

On my vacation I actually purchased some of this awesome shampoo and conditioner while I was on vacation. 


(I am not embarrassed to tell you that when I bought it in Target I stood there in the beauty aisle for about 15 minutes just sniffing the shampoo…)    


I knew when I opened the bottle in the shower it was going to be an orgasmic AMAZING experience.


As soon as the stuff hit my head and I started to swish the soapy goodness all around my head, the old commercials (yes the ones where the women all moan and moan as they are just washing their hair) came flooding my memory and I was instantly transported back in time.

I forgot I was in Cordova and was actually back in California, lying on my trampoline in the backyard, in the sun, in my shorts and tank top, listening to LIT and Oasis and Matchbox 20 (Umm HELLLLOOOO lead singer ROB!!!)
(My girlies from high school)

(can we say prom date 2001)

All I can say was that it was a wonderful experience and everyone should get this shampoo and conditioner.


Is there any smells that take you instantly back to a particular place and time?


Till next time…..

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Day one ended well.  I ate on track, I did AB ripper X, and drank over 150 ounces of water!  My Abdominals were on fire, and I felt really good!!! The sun was out and that helped fuel the fire!!!
Day two, not so much!!!  Day two was good up until dinner time.  The only Mexican place in Cordova, Baja Taco, opened back up after being closed all winter and I ate nachos….. A little more then half the entire plate!  I was a fatty!!! After that it just went down hill.  But as I was talking to my friend last night, every day is a new day!!! 
Today has gone good so far and I have reached 100 ounces drank already and its only noon!!  YAY!  Go me!!!
It’s the beginning of a new week in school so nothing is due and I can just relax and clean the house up and get some crafting done.  I finished my crocheted slouchy hat (it has been sitting half done for almost 2 weeks)!  I can not wait to go get the mail later and wear it, Ha-Ha.
I have been trying to wrap my head around how to find the motivation to keep myself fit and keep pushing on, and not letting the excuses take over my entire day.  Why do I start off strong and then let it all fall to the side all the time?  As I was pondering this earlier, one of my friends posted on her fitness blog about how excuses are lies we tell ourselves because of something we fear.  She offered this solution…
“1. Recognize that FEAR that's behind your excuse, what are you really afraid of? What is it that makes you so uncomfortable that you don't want to do this particular thing? Is it that you're afraid to fail? You're not enough? You're overwhelmed? You doubt you can do it? Take the time to hear yourself think---recognize the positive and negative self talk. This step is probably the hardest and needs to be addressed right away! Tell yourself that you CAN do it, that you are worth it” (Fix, 2013).
So often I make all these “GRAND” plans that are gonna happen, tomorrow.  I am going to start hardcore, tomorrow.  I am going to cut out sugar, tomorrow.  Tomorrow, Tomorrow, TOMORROW! Why is everything always TOMORROW!  Why am I putting it off? 
I’ll tell you, I recognize it is because I am afraid of failing.
To deal with the fear, I make these plans but then they never come to pass because I let the self doubt, the feeling of not being good enough for others creep in and I let the sin of my life take over my mind.  I allow the negative to overtake all the joy and positivity in my life, turning my focus only on the negative. 
It is a very slippery slope to find yourself traveling down.
Then I read this verse:
The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14
How wonderful to know that even when I fail myself, God is right there to help me up again.  It is such a comforting feeling and it is something to help keep me motivated to keep going.  It is how the NEGATIVE gets replaced with the POSITIVE!!!
You have to find your joy, the JOY that is going to keep you striving for success. 
What is my joy?
My faith
My husband
My kids
My family
My school
My friends
These things, these priorities.
These are the driving forces behind my success…