Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thank God, I got an adorable kid!

There I was.
Minding my own business.
Driving the mini van.
Off the exit ramp of one highway.
On to another highway.

Well at the top of that exit ramp is a 8 sided sign.
In red.
Has 4 letters on.
Normally I would see this.
I grew up here.
Today I kind of kept glancing to see if there was traffic coming in the lane I was going.
It wasn't.
So in the words of Cher from Clueless...
"I totally paused"

Unbeknowst to me, in my lane, beyond were I could see, was a police car.
With a policeman in it.

Next thing I know, the lights go on & I pull over.
He pulls behind me!!!
As if.

I had all my stuff ready.
He told me why he was pulling me over.
He was the sweetest cop EVER!

Then my Cheeks asked me a questioned & I replied.
The police officer thought I was talking to him & asked me to repeat myself.
I told him I was talking to my son, that his dad & I were trying to teach him that police officers are good & he is to go to one if he ever gets lost or in trouble.
The police officer moved so he could see Cheeks & said "Hey Buddy!" and smiled.

After he walked back to his car, to run my license & such, Cheeks says "Mommy is he going to write you a ticket?"
I told him I hoped not
BUT
I broke the law.

About 2 mins later the police officer appears at my window.
Hands me my stuff
Then
Hands me police badge stickers for my "little guy!"
He then really nicely reminded me about the stop sign at the top of the ramp & let me go.

NO TICKET!

Thank God for cute kids!!
And really nice police officers!!

Have you ever gotten out of a ticket?
LMK!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Psst...want some cute shoes for boys!

Being the mom of a boy & only boys, I realize boys get the short end of the stick when it comes to cute outfits  & accessories.

Well, parents of boys, fret no more.
Megryan's Mom is having a giveaway.
For what you ask?
For Uneaks.
Great fashionable sneaks & sox boys.

Wait! This could be a bad idea because if you enter her contest, my chances of winning get slimmer.
This is very much the conundrum!
Well, the good heart in me is going to allow you all to enter the contest.

What are you waiting for?
Go!

Late!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Psst...

I'm also over here!

NJ MOM BLOG

PSA~Pronunciation

Let me just start by saying this is not another PSA about how to pronounce or even spell my name.
Although I think we could use refesher. Especially for those who email me or respond to my emails which has my name in it & still spell it Megan.  Sigh.  My mom gave me the "h" for a reason.

This PSA is about how people pronounce certain words because they drop a letter.
I took linguistics in college...I understand dialects are regionals.  Trust me I was up my Linguistic Professor's ass!  Passed w/ a B!!!

This is about when people feel it necessary to drop the pronunciation of letters that clearly exist in words.

For example, today I was speaking with a woman on the phone.
I updated her on the status of something she was looking for.
Her reply:
"Uh, uh, no way, I orda that lat munt"
Thankfully because I have dealt with the public since high school I was able to decipher that she said:
"Uh, uh, no way, I ordered that last month"


Perhaps she thought the "s" in last was optional.
Sort of like stop signs....feel free to blow them, it's just an option to stop.

Now "munt" is just wrong altogether.
I can only deduce that she felt the ending "h" in the word, making th sound, was merely a suggestion. Such as a speed limit is a suggestion for roads. 

"Hey if you would like to pronoune the th sound, feel free, but if you don't, then that's ok too"
Of course, she subbed a "u" for the "o".  Common in some areas of the country...I assume.

I wanted to help.
I wanted to teach her how to speak properly but I thought she obviously has more important things in this life like getting her hearing tested when I had to repeat my answer to her 3x's.
Her prompt reply all 3x's:
"Whaaaaa?"

Again, she chose not to pronounce the "t".
Really, why should she.
Clearly, an optional letter in the world.

So, please, world, if the letter is meant to be pronounce, please pronounce it.
Of course, if it is not meant to be pronounced, like say the "h" in Meghan, then don't say it.  Trust me, after almost 40 yrs the joke gets tired of people saying "Meg-Han"

Tell me what pronunciation of a word drives you crazy?

Late!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Did you know May is National Foster Care Month?


Adoption and foster care is close to my heart.  Not because I am adopted (I'm not) or I was in foster care (I wasn't), neither was anyone in my family BUT
Because children of all ages need good homes.
Older children, as we all know, have a tougher time being adopted.  Foster families are needed for children of all ages, sizes, colors and needs as are adoptive families.

The total number of children waiting for a safe, permanent family have from more than half a million to 463,000 in 5 yrs!  That's incredible!!!

Please welcome my guest blogger: Adopt Us Kids

Did you know it would take less than 1% of the U.S. population to provide a family for every child in foster care?

May is National Foster Care Month and there has never been a greater need to bring attention to children waiting for forever homes. More than 463,000 children are currently in foster care and 123,000 children are waiting to be adopted.
Children in foster care are loving children. They are children like Shaquane and Edlina and Albert. Every child deserves to have a home with caring and supportive parents.
Help us spread the message this month to reach all Americans and teach them about the love and joy that foster care adoption can bring to your life.


Visit www.adoptuskids.org to learn more about fostering and adopting. You can also join our online communities on Facebook and Twitter.


So, do you want to get involved?
Any way you can?
Visit: http://adoptuskids.org/content.aspx?q=National-Foster-Care-Month to see how you can make a difference in a child's life!!!  I know I will.
 
*This post is a part of a campaign w/ GlobalInfluence*

Winner, Winner, Eggplant Dinner!

Well I have a theory.
Either no one reads my blog anymore
OR
No one likes Michael Bolten.


We had 2 entries....yep.
2.

And the winner is:
Megryan's Mom!

Congrats! Send me your snail mail & I will get this out to you!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's a review, no it's a giveaway, no it's a review & a giveaway! Woo!

One World One Love by Michael Bolton.
Look at those eyes!
So blue!
&
That smile...oooh la la.

He's a good lookin guy sans the mullet.
Thank God that trend went to the wayside.

Onto the cd.
One World One Love is a cd of island melodies.
I was listening this in the mini van on a hot day with Bobster & the kids. 
As soon as it started playing I was daydreaming about being on a carribean island...alone. 

This is definitely a cd that you will want to have in your collection.
I can almost hear this music being played at Bahama Breeze & Sandals as I type!

Not to mention on this cd he has collaborated w/ Lady Gaga (Cheeks fav) & Ne-yo.
He's also touring the US & Europe for 6 months.

Out of the songs on the cd, my fav has got to be Ready for You.
Puts me in a relaxed mood immediately!

Not only did I get to review this great cd, Thanks to Team Mom Media, they are also providing me with one copy to give away to one of my lucky readers!!!

Woo!

Here is what you have to do.

Leave me a comment telling me if you like Michael Bolton with the mullet or without.

If you would like extra entries try these:
1.  Follow my blog!  If you are already a subber, leave me a comment telling me.  If you are a new subber, leave me a comment telling me.

2.  Follow me on Facebook.   Meghan's Mindless Mutterings.  Leave me a shout on my Facebook page telling me hey!

3.  Tweet this giveaway & leave a comment with link the tweet.  My twitter name is mkw70.

4.  Finally, blog about this giveaway & link to my post.  Then leave me the link in the comments.

Easy Peasy, Cottage Cheesy.

You have until Tues, May 16th to get your entries in.  By 8pm est

Ciao!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thinking ahead

Whew!
Will you look at that shine on that bald little head?
Sad, really.
The bald spot is back yet I don't look that cute any longer.
Yep.
Still chubby.
Yep.
Bald spot.
Yep.
Still smiling (with the help of medication...girls got to do what a girls got to do!)
Sadly, the big 40 is approaching.
Can you stand it?
I can't.

In just a little bit more than 2 months I will 40.
Really, I don't get it.
At work they just hired a new girl for our sales department.
She's 21.
Her mom?
40!
Yep.
My age.
Dear God, how is this happening!!!???

Inside I feel like a kid.
Especially if my mom is around.
Why?
Well she's the mom.

Does that mean, that I will the mom to Cheeks & his friends?
I know I am the mom but will I be THE mom.
You know, the one who can fix the problems, cook the meals, comfort when sick.
The kids in Cheeks preschool call me "Cheek's mom", then they usually tattle on him.
That's another post.
Cheeks & his preschool.

Tell me, are you having a momental bday this year?
Had one?
How did you cope?
I know 40 is still young & viral.
It's just that 40 is like a "moms" age.
KWIM?

Ciao!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sigh

That's me.
Not happy right now.


Kinda blue.


Why?
1. I am still cameraless.
Yep.
No camera.
Still waiting to get the money to get fixed.
I feel like an appendage has been removed.


2. I just got some fresh strawberries.
Cut them up.
Put some whipped cream on them
&
Sat down to eat them.


Apparently, I am now allergic to strawberries.
My mouth is itching & my lips feel like they are chapped & swollen & they also itch.
Sigh.
That is what happens when I eat apples, peaches, kiwis, pears etc.
Except my throat closes up with those.


Gotta love it!




On a brighter note, I did get to scrap this weekend.
I know.
Don't fall off of your chairs.
I did 4 pages!!


I would share but my scanner needs some sort of wire to make it work & I have yet to figure it out.
I would take pics but well you know the situation.


I might take some pics with my phone.
Yea, that's the ticket.


OOH! Tell me who used to say that line.
Do you remember?


Leave me a comment & I will let you know if you are right.


Ciao!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Here's your real NJ Housewives!


I'm not gonna lie to you.
I love this show.
Monday night I was riveted to Bravo watching the rerun's of the NJ Housewives, waiting for the premiere of the second season to start.


I watched.
I enjoyed.
BUT
While I thoroughly enjoy this show this is not the reality of a NJ housewife.


First, these women are from North Jersey.
To us in South Jersey, that's like another state.
Plus they are from Franklin Lakes.
Um, hello, upper class neighborhood.


I would like Bravo to featur the real housewives of NJ.
Those of us who get up in the morning.
Get ourselves and our family ready for the day.
Then fill up the "used" minivan on our ATM card & hope it doesn't clear before we get paid.
Drop off the kids at school/pre-school.
Then head off to work for 9 hours minus 1 hour for lunch.
Leave work,
Pick up child from day care.
Head home,in traffic, on a hot day in a car w/o a/c.
Make dinner but first clean up the mess that has magically appeared from early in the day when no one was home.
Clean up dinner.
Do some laundry.
Bathe some kids.
Put kids to bed.
Pick up.
Figure out how to make the money last all month.


You all get the drift.
I want to see the moms who do it all.
Who lose sleep over the bills being paid or the child acting up at daycare & it is "obviously" only your child who is doing this.


The moms who are overweight.
Don't wear make up all day.
Barely do their hair.
Hope the clothes they have on aren't stained.


Film the kids.
Watch while the youngest runs around half naked yelling "penis, magina! I like them mommy"
Focus on the father who asks any of the children to "pull his finger" so he can omit a loud noise that is usually followed by a smell so foul we have to fumigate the house.


Yes,America, this is the life of a real NJ Housewife.
Where our parties are few & far between & usually involve some sort of demonstration, ie: Tastefully Simple, Tupperware.
Fundraising?
Would you like to buy some wrapping paper for my kids preschool?
Great that will be $12!


So tell me, how is it being a housewife in your town?


Late!