Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you the best, most fulfilling holiday?
Are you cooking?
Going to family? friends?
Going out to dinner?
Are you just doing turkey? Or do you add something to the meal, like ham or lasagna?

Tell me!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

So....

after all summer & most of fall our fearless leader has returned.
Yep.
Daddy is in the house.
Holla!

The boys are thrilled.
The mommy is happy.

The daddy just saw this pic & demanded we take it off.
Spoil sport.
It stays.
Hee hee.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Food for thought

By no means do I ever really talk about religion on my blog.
Seriously, I've mentioned that I am LDS.
And that of course, being so, I am close personal friends with Donny & Marie.
It's a prerequisite to be LDS.
Look it up on ww.lds.org

Anyway lately I have been thinking is this the path that was chosen for me by Heavenly Father?
I firmly believe Heavenly Father will never give you more than you can handle so I know deep down I can handle stuff.
Really.

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
Everything is planned out for you.
That you know who you are going to be in your life before you come to Earth.
That you choose your parents.
That you know the path you will take.
Of course, once here, you don't remember knowing that.

I have to step back & think to myself...this is what Heavenly Father wants for me?
I agreed to this?  LOL

Some of the reason for my lack of posts is personal.
I have a  lot stress.  Not that no one else does.
I understand everyone has it.

It seems like today I was doing good but just a few hours ago I found something out that now I am more stressed than I have been in a long time.

Life lately appears to be 1 step forward, 3 steps back.
Sigh.

I know I am truly blessed to have Cheeks.  I waited such a long time for him, as many of you know.
I am blessed to have my family, my older boys and of course Bobster.  My friends as well.

So, why, do I feel like it's all about to go to pot?
Like I said, I will be able to handle it but I think it may take it's toll on me.

With that said I will leave off.
Don't wanna be preachy.
I try, really I do, to keep the blog upbeat.

Every now & then the personal stress invades the blog.

So take it for what's it worth.
Just a day in my life that I am choosing to share.
Stress, sadness, all of it.
'
It's ok to vent every so often, right?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Put a fork in me, I'm done!

That's how my life is going right now.
Just jumping from thing to thing.
I usually do not let my child jump of the furniture but I was testing the new camera I received.

I have had nothing but car trouble now for like 2 weeks, plus the Nana has been having the big "C" trouble as well.  Tonight was the cream in the Twinkie tho.
There I was.
Just filled up @ the gas station.
Went to turn my van on
&
Clickety
Clickety
Click.
Nothing.
Dead.

Sooooo, I had to call my dad who rescued me & the Cheekers.
Now we get to see what is going on with the van this week.
Good times.
Really.
Good times.

Not much else to report.
Still living a hectic lifestyle.

Glad that bimbo Brandi got kicked of DWTS.
She was over-rated.
Let's have Kyle win!
Go Kyle.
Are you routing for anyone?
Lemme know!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thank you

To none of you who should have informed me prior to watching Marley & Me about the ending.
Really?
I guess you see it coming
BUT
Come on!

Haven't had much to blog about as of late.
Dealing with some personal stuff.
Me.
The boys.
The Bobster.

Just seem to be doing the same thing.
Day in.
Day out.
Except for that pole dancing audition I had the other day.
At Cheeky Chubbers.
I'm a shoe in!

Just wanted to see if you are paying attention.

Has anyone started the shopping yet for the big day?
I have.
Got to love the internet!
Especially with a hyper 4 year old to tow around.
Oy!

Tell me your Thanksgiving plans.
I am going to my moms.
My better half will not be here.
I'm disappointed
BUT
It tis what it tis.

Caio!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Ah, life

He looks like he can't believe he made that pumpkin
Or
He's constipated.
I can't decipher.

So Cheeks health insurance...what a nightmare.
They can never give me doctors that accept his insurance or have appointments.
Prior to today I was looking for a specialist & they gave 5 different dr's to contact.
All 5 do not take his insurance.
The last one, booked the appt, saw him & then at the end told me she didn't take the insurance & it would be $85 for the visit.
Well let me just squeeze that out of my tush for you.

Today they gave me 5 dr's.
Two are no longer in practice.
One is only affiliated with the practice as a courtesy & we are not patients.
The other I am waiting for a call back.
The last doesn't have an open appt's til after June 2011.

Really?
Yea, great insurance.

Not mention when I identified myself to the "boy" on the other end of the phone he said "Ok Meghan Muggles what can I do for you?"
Muggles? Like in Harry Potter.
I did laugh & told him I liked that better.
So please feel free to call me Mrs. Muggles.
Sigh.

Tell me has your name ever been mispronounced?

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I do read just for pleasure.
Not just for book clubs.
This book was for pleasure.

Now listen to me carefully.....
RUN, RUN, RUN to get this book.
Be it by book, hook or crook...this is a must read.

This book is on a waiting list at my office.
I got moved to the top b/c I am a quick read.
When I say this book will pull at your heartstrings, get your heart racing & remind you of how it was in the 60's to be black and in the south I am not lying.

It centers around a woman, Miss Skeeter, who ends up writing a book from the point of view of the maids who work for the white families in town.
Reading this I was shocked to find out that people would make the blacks use separate bathrooms, keep their dishes in separate cabinets, beat them for whatever reason.
Don't get me wrong, I know this happened, it's just that being born in 1970 I never experienced seeing that sort of discrimination.

There were times when I was reading this book that my jaw dropped, that I was griping the book so tightly in fear for a character or imagining what it was like to live in a town like Jackson.

This is the author's first book & it's being made into a movie.
Coming out in Aug 2011.
I will be there.
Trust me!
This is a movie not to miss.
Most importantly it's a book not to not read.
So, go! Get! Read!

Tell me, what have you read lately?

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Just throwin it out there

This is just a mish mosh post.
You've had them.
I've had them.

Saw yet another Christmas commercial today.
This isn't the first time I've seen it.
I actually saw it before Halloween.
Not to mention I got an email from the local mall.
Santa arrives this Friday.
November 5th.

Really?
Do you not think it's a bit early?
Don't get me wrong, I've started shopping but when you have 3 kids, numerous neices & nephews plus a few others, time is of the essence & so are the bargains.
But do I want to see commercials?
Nope.
Do I want Santa to arrive before I've carved my turkey?
Not at all.
Kids can wait.
I remember watching Santa climb up the ladder in the Gimbels Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philly.  (It's not the Boscov's parade).
Anywho...that is when Santa arrived.
Not before.
Then his "helpers" worked at the mall so he could stay at the North Pole & supervise the elves with the toy making.
Is anyone else bothered by the early arrival of Santa or the commercials?
Is it just me?

Another thing is...please be prepared when you call a company.
Gather all information prior to dialing the number.
Just because it's an 800 number doesn't mean you can just dial willey nilly & the voice on the other end of the phone will know all.
If you have a customer number, get it & give it.
If the agent asks for your customer number, don't give the phone number.
If you are asked for your phone number, don't give your zip code.
Completely different.
Also, it hellps if you don't him, haw & question yourself as to what your first name is.
If you are non confident in this, then why are you calling?

Let's see...know why you are calling & what it is you are calling about.
Just don't tell the other person you need to do a return & then not have any info.
The crystal ball is in the shop & the turban is at the cleaners.
The voices on the other end of the phone are not mind readers.
Always remember...you catch more bees with honey than vinegar.
The nicer you are, the nicer & more perks you will get.
Just an FYI

Also, the recent elimination on Dancin With the Stars...really?
Rick & Cheryl?
How about Jennifer Grey.
I like her but lately the crying in rehearsals & the woe is me attitude is getting on my nerves.

Perhaps I have PMS.
No, no, just hot flashes.
Do mood swings come with menopause?
Yes?
No?
What do you mean you don't know?
Ugh!
Grr!

On a lighter note, the other night Cheeks had a booboo on his elbow.
Gave him a bandaid.
Wrapped him in a towel & told him to go to his room to get in his pj's.
He told me he couldn't walk.
Why you ask?
He had a booboo on his elbow & he couldn't make it.
Drama King much?
Oiy!

So g'head...chime in on what is driving you crazy, your thoughts on DWTS or a funny thing that happened to you.
Let em rip!

Caio!