Thursday, December 30, 2010


I want to blog so bad today but can't get my thoughts in order...why on days like today do I torture myself with the need to post but can't get it together...UGH! I have about three posts started and saved... Will work on it today!!! Yes, I sure will...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Puppy Worms

Well, after much discussion, debate and persuading, I finally talked my husband into getting us a puppy. We picked up Trip Sunday. He is an adorable Shuh-Tzu and full of character. He is only 9 weeks old so he resembles a gerbil...LOL He has just been so sweet an an absolute joy. The boys haven't seen him yet as they are with dad until Wednesday so they are going to be pretty shocked. My boys are such animal lovers and think kind of surprises me because their dad and I aren't HUGE into many animals, but those boys will flock to any type. 

So anyway, here comes the crazy part...something I have never experienced...Trip pooped a Roundworm this morning! He had his first shots and was dewormed before we picked him up so I was in shock! I knew dogs could get worms, but I had never seen them! It looked like cooked spaghetti! There was only one in there, about two inches long but I was in panic mode... So I was envisioning the house requiring Hazmat, deworming me and the hubby and an all out freak out know, that crazy, you just know something is going to crawl on you or in you clean... I called the gal we got Trip from and she assured me this was normal and he is probably passing what may have been left over as well as calmed my nerves with the thought of us getting them.  So then I, being the type that isn't satisfied with one answer, called my aunt who used to work for a Veterinarian and manages a county Humane Shelter to get her input. She said the same thing and giggled at my neurotic frenzy. So, I guess this is a normal thing and he should be just fine...He goes to the vet in three weeks so I am sure he will be just fine.

Here is my new baby, little Trip. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

All About ME Monday Favorite Holiday Memory

This particular ALL ABOUT ME MONDAY over at Casual Blogger Community, got me to really thinking! I have so many fond memories of not only the boys over the years, but from my own childhood. Coming from a divorced home it was pretty crazy at this "Most Wonderful Time Of The Year". I actually enjoyed or should I say, made the best of the hectic schedules. But my absolute best Christmas memories were going to my Grandma and Grandpas. I loved the feeling of absolute love all around, cousins playing, adults laughing and seeing family you didn't ordinarily see. My grandma had a deep freeze that all the desserts went on. There were always more desserts than there was "food" or so I thought. My Aunts famous peanut better fudge (that one year I got sick from eating too much, but still went back for more) and my other Aunts candy cane cookies. I often get sad with the thought that my boys never really had that experience with my grandparents like I did. 

One recent memory we all laugh about today is last year we were coming back from my fathers and we were all singing Christmas songs... 12 Days of Christmas came up and the more frustrated we got at forgetting 10, 11 and 12th husband sped a little more...until he got pulled over... we were all laughing as the officer came up and I was able to explain what was going on...we didn't get a ticket but before he left, I asked "Do you happen to know the last few days of 12 Days of Christmas?" He just giggled and shook his head...

But, through it all, my absolute fondest memories are every Christmas I get to enjoy with my boys and knowing that I can share my love and belief in Christ our Savior.Hopefully to always keep the Joy and Christ in Christmas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Where has the time GONE

Wow! It has been over two weeks since I posted! What has been going on? Hmmm... I can't really answer that! Okay, I could... CHRISTMAS! Need I say more! I hadn't done any shopping at all until a few days ago. I still am not done nor am I ready! I love shopping but wrapping's kinda like doing all the laundry but not wanting to fold and put away...Can I just stuff all their stuff in laundry baskets? Hehehe! I actually have help from the hubby to wrap, so that makes it more fun! Well, except the Military in him really comes out and each package has to be perfect! LOL It's cute, but frustrating when we are rushed for time and he gets meticulous. Sometimes he gets kinda Martha Stewart and makes the packages all different shapes and decorations...I'm not complaining, I appreciate his help. So now I have a few more to get for then let the wrapping begin! I VOW to start shopping earlier this next year!

Who has started with their New Years resolutions? I am thinking about what I need to work on...coming up with some good ideas...LOL I do know I want to make it a blog and be a place for others to share and comment so whatever I do, it better be GOOD!! One of my many is to blog faithfully everyday ;)

Aside from the shopping and wrapping I can't complain. In fact I should be shouting praises. I have great, healthy and happy kids...I have a loving, devoted and dare I say SEXY husband ;) And we have been blessed to have a military job and benefits. Wonderful friends... But most of all I am grateful for the knowledge that we have a loving and forgiving Father in Heaven who even though I may not always like the results, knows what is best for all His children.Thank you for the comfort.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday Thirteen

  • Classic Christmas Shows
  • Diet Mt. Dew 
  • Cutsie babys
  • My boys' laugh, smile, stories
  • My husbands sweet texts
  • Greeting Cards
  • Friends posts
  • Comments on my blog
  • Christmas Lights
  • Clean House
  • A Friendly wave
  • My neighbors antics
  • Sleeping In

Kicking Around

When I hear "Tis the Season" I wonder what really is "Tis the Season"... What does that mean...Surely not "To be jolly..." because it is usually said in disdain. So I was thinking, for me, it means Christmas Parties! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy attending and usually have a good time, but how many of you kind of dread them? The whole finding something to wear, getting kids around (if allowed), taking a gift or food, the small talk when you get there, when to leave... There are other meanings...too much money spent, weather, running around.. Hohumm...

My other issue, Facebook! I love FB! I enjoy status updates...commenting and especially the "like" button...But here is my problem, I have a friend that every time I post something of interest, maybe a link etc... always manages to make a catty comment and usually negative and sometimes incorrect on facts he spouts. So, I have given up on posting anything that could be controversial due to this. And I am also bummed a bit because although I love having certain family and friend, I just don't post what I used to or really want. I guess that is another reason I made a blog...I know I will hear the "Post anyway, who cares" but I also want to remain respectful and not rock the boat. I guess keeping my motto : Pick your battles... So in the mean time, I will remain a bit subdued on posts and vent here... Does anyone else feel this way?

Well, I am about to try my hand on making "lotion bars"... Hope it turns out because the money I spent to make these I could have bought a couple of nice gifts! LOL So, we shall see... Anyone else made these? 

Thanks for stopping by! More to come, have a couple more items on my mind... will get to after my bar endeavour!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I need to blog... Have to vent.. But, it's my travel day so it will have to wait...

Plan on doing a most spectacular post tonight...if all goes well...

But for now, Happy Hump Day!!

Friday, November 26, 2010


What a weekend! It was a pretty good Thanksgiving. My dear hubby had to work, as usual... I guess I should just be grateful my husband has a stable job...and I appreciate the Military plus understand the military spouse support...but boy do I miss him. I am ever so grateful he is stateside with us now and won't be going anywhere ((hopefully)) for a while. And, it looks like, for the fourth Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, he will be working. 

So, okay, with all those sweet things I said and the love i feel for him, can I say something here...? Okay, for being such a smart man, he will fall for just about anything. He is somewhat naive in the little email ads or magazine subscriptions, you know the ones..."Thank You for purchasing your magazine subscription, now you qualify for 62% off any other subscription plus discounts in the future..." Oh brother, guess what? He was so excited and really wanted to order more? Then he gets emails for extra saving on collectible coins but its a "limited time"... And you know what? My husband would so get sucked into that if I didn't hold the red flag over  him. He is a sweetie and one time he fell for this scam that he could get this dish set for only S&H (4.95)...but he forgot to pay attention to the 29.99 monthly payment fee... so we got charged the fee, (straight form out bank) and no pans!!! UGH! I'm sure y'all know how that turned out...LOL He got a loving scolding and is no longer allowed to make online purchases w/o The  WCO's ((wife commanding officer)) approval...LOL 
 Oh the lessons we learn...Okay, just one more little pick...he and I will play a game on Facebook, bejeweled together and I kick his tail...and he will actually get mad and all defensive! LOL
Sometimes I do just giggle, sometimes ignore and sometimes, dish it back...LOL Whats a HoosierGirl to do?
Oh, I will just keep showing him The Love :D

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The President Visits Indiana

No matter what your party lines are, having a President visit your state is still a thrill! Mr. Obama and VP Biden are visiting Kokomo, Indiana GM Transmission plant today. Where I live we were able to hang out at a local eatery, The Dutch Cafe and wait for them to fly into our base. It was an experience that most do not get witness. My husband actually was on duty for his visit to the base. I may not agree nor care for certain practices, but he is our President after all... Our Commander In Chief and that American pride still gives you goose bumps. Hope you enjoy the photos.

Air Force Two - Bidens Plane

Monday, November 22, 2010


Have GOT to plug

Just made me an awesome tag! How cool is this?

All About Me Monday

Wow! Where to start... a whole page all about me? I follow and love and I really wanted to participate... How do I sum up such a complex "me"? I guess I can start with the basics... I am a very lucky military wife with four awesome boys. I volunteer in my community as much as possible. I love watching my boys do their activities. I am addicted to Court TV shows (silly grin). I have high ambitions to be Martha Stewart and Betty Crocker but tend to fall short ;) I am addicted to Diet Mountain Dew, FaceBook and my cell phone. I am extremely directionally impaired even with a GPS. My new favorite lotion is Bath and Body Works Lemon Vanilla Summer. My all time FAVE perfume is Burberry. I have a closet habit that need to work on giving up. I love my country and first and foremost always try to put GOD first.

Whew... well, that pretty much sums it up for now... I will keep thinking though!

OH and pink is my favorite color...oh and silver...and browns...ooops, can't forget about the teals :D


I am officially a Green Monster of blogging! OMG! I have just looked at some awesome looking blogs! How do they turn out so cute? They are so customized and adorable! I am jealous that I am far from a creative genius! How in the world will I ever be as good? Impressive Bloggers!
So I guess I better start reading up and learning something new... Oh wow, where to start? I just use these awesome premade templates... I don't even know how to put on pictures... Okay Jane, you can do this! Any suggestions on where to start? This jealous HoosierGirl needs help :D

Like It!

Okay, so who else is addicted to the Like button on Facebook? I have been accused of abusing it lately, of course with humor from friends. Some comments you just don't need to comment on, right? I mean the "like" button will suffice... well, in some situations... Can you imagine all the other buttons that could be used? A one word like "Fabulous", or "Whatever" or "Duhhh" or "Love"! Gosh, that might even make us less commutative! That would go over real well :D

So what word you you make a Facebook button?

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Well, I am officially crazy...according to my boys anyway... I like to think of it as being comfortable with who I am  but they see it differently. Why is it considered crazy when you give a girl at a gas station a dirty look for flirting with your husband... And really, is it so crazy when someone is being caddy to return the favor- but with a smile? I have decided that I may be crazy but I am just making memories for my kids to share with their kids. What seems crazy to kids, is really just moms and wives who have had enough and just get tired! We are tired of wiping off the toilet seat all the time... cleaning the spilled cereal that no one sees fall to the floor when it gets poured... The sink left dirty from shaving... The inability to NOT slam on the brakes...etc...etc... I mean we can tolerate the "normal" day to day issues...But darn it, when I am out and someone cops an attitude I am flat out just going to call for a straight jacket myself because I have had it! And yes, I may turn into the ugly green monster, but I don't care! You think your just so cute, all fresh with batting the eyes and sweet talking... all the while being a little snot to the wife! Okay, okay, this post may prove that I am crazy... Well, I prefer "colorful and passionate"! But boy do I feel better :D

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Ahhh, November... The last month of the year where it's a cross between Indian Summer, Fall and Winter. The warmth of the sun, the crinkling of the leaves and the cold night air.. And... My birthday... Not quite the big 4-0, but not too far from it... Trying to prepare for that glorious day. Won't be the same, instead of the firsts from being little, it will be firsts without mom. The first Mothers Day was hard, my first surgery without her, Josh's birthday and next my birthday...then Thanksgiving and Christmas... Not to mention the other boys' birthdays. So, all these events coming up without my mama... I know she's here with us. I can feel her presence at times... Maybe, maybe not, but I'd like to think what she said she'd do she is... and that's letting me know she's around...

I love and miss you so much mom!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Wow! I can't believe it's been like three days since I posted on the blog! I feel like I have hit a mental block somewhat... This ear thing is about to drive me crazy... I get no relief unless I take pain meds, take the pain meds, get nothing done... Kids are with their dad this weekend so that leaves me here with no desire to do much... Hubby is home, but I'm pretty boring and because I want to lay and bed and do my thing, I set him up a Facebook so it would keep him busy for awhile...LOL

So Facebook... This is a huge leap of faith not getting freaked out on that...With my issues on past experiences, not getting up tight is going to be interesting... My thoughts were kinda conquer your fears type thing, that maybe if he got on it would show I am willing to trust and put the green monster on a longer leash... 

So, here we are, it's came to this, he is sitting beside me...both on facebook... Me trying to write a creative blog that no one really reads...and now I want a diet dew and something other than junk food for dinner... Better get up and just get going...

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Ugh! I hate being sick. Struggling with sore throat, ear infection and blahhh. Been battling this for almost three weeks now! Ready to be over it! Ruining every ones plans with this crud! The hubby has been trying to take care of me and doing a fine job. Just wish I felt better so we could do something while he is on leave. My head feels like its shoved in a bottle and is all I want to do is take a screwdriver to my ear!!!

Other than being sick, not much exciting else is going on... well, lots of stuff but wouldn't call it exciting... most of its crap. Boy I tell ya, never a dull moment... Would I would really like to write about is how horrible my husbands kids treat him... But that wouldn't solve anything except make me more frustrated!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lost Days

Well, it's been a few days since I have been able to post! I guess that's what weekends are about! So busy, crazy, it's just hard to get the time to get on for any length of time to do anything... Well, it didn't help matters it  was a bitter sweet busy...It was my son's 18th birthday! 

So all week last week I was pretty crazy... A little more so than others. Planned the oldest sons birthday! I wanted it to be so special for him. Something so awesome he will be able to look back and remember everything that was done just to make his day amazing. I hope he knows how much I love him... and so many others. I can't believe my baby is a man now... Our relationship as gone through many stages and I look forward to the momentous times to come. One major event down, many more to come. And as sad as it is to see my babies grow, I treasure every second. 

Now tomorrow my other two go back to dads and I am dreading that. They are too even more than me and it really saddens me. I guess this is the way it has to be for now. I wish I could take away all their sadness. They love their dad so much but feel they aren't wanted by his wife. That is a hard pill to swallow. I'm sure it is hard for her to have four boys to care for and I want her to be a mom to them. I will always be their mom and they adore me as much as I do them so I have no insecurities of being replaced. That is a whole other chapter... 

Thank you God for blessing me with four amazing and healthy boys. I love you.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


How many marbles do you think we have...I ask because I'm not sure how many I have left. I am always losing my marbles. Do you think they are like blood cells that replenish themselves? I sure hope so because it seems like my marbles are limited.

Okay, well here it is just after 8 am and my nerves are already shot. I have nothing against animals, at all. They can't help who they have been stuck with and the definitely can't tell others whats up... But this neighbor behind me has a dog that is a blood hound slash think it's cute... I however am about to feed it some Nyquil. This dog bark/howls all the stinking time. It can be for hours or minutes  this dog "talks" to the whole neighborhood! Of course you feel bad for the (now whining) dog... and would like to take the parent's of this dog and ask HOW can they tolerate it?? The lady of the house is very unapproachable so I have yet to muster up the (shocker I know) energy needed to deal with this situation. I have thought of different ways to talk to her and usually in my head comes out where I had her on a collar, strung outside!
Hold on, let me relish in that a minute....Okay, that's better! This dog issue is just one of the many joys of living in a close (not close knit) housing community...

Now, well, I shouldn't sound so negative. I have some awesome neighbors. A few we have become very close to. Those are the ones that keep us sane. Most of our neighbors are prior military or current law enforcement as well as fire department and of course those are our circle of friends that comes with job association. It is very comforting to know there is back up when needed and medics (first hand experience) right around the corner. Although that is a positive aspect, our home, that we own, is a three level home attached to another home such as ours. We live in old base housing. Houses aren't too bad. Theres many updates and we do our share of "updating" our way... So now envision being able to hear everything!

Stage left....ROLL... Okay here we are, at my house, barking dog, and the noisiest neighbors ever!! The previous owners had six people in it and I literally never heard them, ever! We were so close and they were a lifesaver to me during a time I needed honest, true friends most. That story to come soon... Anyway...the gal and her daughter, yep, you read right, TWO people in the home... Are so loud. It is non freaking stop! I have no idea what they do over half the time! The daughter is 9, mom, well, she is heavy footed...and strong armed...SLAM...STOMP!!! Daughter doesn't like what she's told, well here it comes...STOMP, STOMP, STOMP, SLAM....BANG... UGH! It is about to drive me up a wall! I even tried in the friendliest way possible to talk to her...she has no clue how they are that loud, then proceeds to blame it on her ice machine "must be the ice machine dropping ice". My favorite "ohhhhh, I bet its the cat"!!! Are you kidding me??? I even tried to go around Joe's barn to explain to her daughter the rudeness of being so loud using my kids as an example. Still nothing! The six small steps from level to level doesn't need to be a hoedown!

Okay, I guess that's it for now. 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mondays are for....

Mondays are a drab day. It's a moan and groan, blame it on a Monday...Manic Monday, Monday Fatigue and I hate Mondays... I thought about it today and pretty much decided I am going to look at Mondays as Appreciation Day... Appreciate the good days, bask in the blessing of another week ahead and hopefully a weekend with family or friends. An appreciation that you had time with family or friends or maybe had to work because you have a job or the job you have appreciates you and may even get extra pay for working weekends... 

None the less...Hello Monday, welcome to my week...Bring it on!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

cRaZy DaY

What a day! Gosh I was so tired today! Couldn't get motivated! I did make brownies and cabbage soup. Boys did join in on the fun... one helped with with the brownies (to like the spoon I'm sure) The other little man helped chop veggies for soup. Turned out pretty good. Against my better judgement I did eat a sliver of brownie. Wasn't sure the outcome with tummy troubles, but seemed to be OK. Went over way better than the Boost I drank for breakfast! Yikes!! This whole gluten, sugar, wheat etc...etc... free food stuff gets aggravating! The result has been good as far as scales go, of course I weigh myself more because I spend more time in the bathroom (not good).

I'm not sure why, but Mr. Man seemed to be off his game this weekend and pretty obnoxious. I guess just like us adults, kiddo's can be quite out of sorts as well. That boy sure did test my nerves :D  Little Man was so tired today. Even his eyes said so. I think they were both pretty wiped out! We ran to town to window shop then got some ice cream at the Dairy Queen. That seemed to help. Got home, showers the night, night.

Now I am able to be home with my man...The BIG MAN. Yep, were showered and ready to settle down for the evening as well. It has been a long rough week for my amazing husband. Taking it to The Good Lord and hopefully he will give us an answer... what ever He feels best. 

So I guess it's time to put the posting to bed for now.


Hello Fall

Hello Fall in Indiana! I may be prejudice, but isn't Indiana like the best place to watch the changing of the seasons? Oh and our weather! I could keep it like this all year around and be totally content and happy. And don't get me started on all the fall decorations, yummy food and the smell of summer coming to an end. Ahhh...The joys of Indiana! Home sweet home!

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