Thursday, December 30, 2010

Revisting the Good Times

Some of my fav posts from 2010:

January: Ouch!

February: Climbing the Walls
March: Conversations w/ a 3 year old
April: Who Knew??? (no photo, sorry)

May: Here's your Real NJ Housewives
June: Please Floor Swallow Me
July: 40 Things
August: Totally MacGyvered It!
September: The Condition Known as Slobberitis

October: Stream of Conciousness
November: Just Throwin It Out There
December: Dear Anonymous (again no photo)

Whew! 12 months, gone just like that.
What did you do the last 12 months?
Tell!
Tell!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Twas the Snowy Day after Christmas

Christmas 2010 is over.
Winter storm 2010 is ready to blanket NJ.
I am not worried for the snow because I have Bumblebee to protect me from the winter weather.
And the preteen to complain about shoveling.

And muscles to do all the hard work!
My real question is when did my 17yo get those arms & the physique?


How can these children be growing up?
Yet their father & I remain young & vibrant?


Anywho, enough feeling sorry for myself that the kids are growing up.


Christmas was nice here.
Very simple and kept it small.
Seemed to be a Transformers/Aeropostle/Axe Christmas.


How about your humble abode?
How did the holiday treat you?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Anonymous Responded

Here is what my anonymous commentor had to say:

I don't have a blog so I have no choice but to comment anonymously and it was 3am and your blog post just incensed me. I am just so disgusted at the results of the recent election. There are HUGE ISSUES at stake here, like the absurdity of continued tax cuts to MILLIONAIRES, and yet Obama's policy that angers you is one that's meant to help kids eat healthy in school. The anger and frustration should be directed at the Republicans who are pushing this through. It's fantastic that you encourage your kids to eat healthy, but most parents are kind of dumb, and let their kids eat crap. They also bake crap, and then feed it to other kids under the guise of selling it for fundraising. So I don't understand how the Obamas being concerned about the health of American kids (half of whom are obese) infuriates you, but you make no mention of the greedy millionaires and their recently elected pals in Congress. I'm just so sick of some of the INCREDIBLY ignorant women on *******. (Not all are; I've found a couple of thoughtful blogs.) To be fair, I only read back a few of your posts, and yeah, I was rude, but dammit if people don't piss me off right now for letting this country fall to sh*t. Rachel

First, I'd like to thank Rachel for responding to my post.

Second, I commend her on defending her views.

Third, I'd like to thank her for admitting to only reading a few posts.

If Rachel had gone through the bloggeroo she would have seen that I stay away from politics.
This particular bill must be signed by the President but it is his wife's platform.
She's a mommy, she's health concious.

This is what I am commenting on.
I do not go political on this blog because I don't follow politics for the most part.
As for what party I am affiliated with, I keep that to myself.

Here is what I have to say & it is not just directed at Rachel, if you do not like the content of someone's blog, then don't read it.

Easy as that.

There are plenty of blogs that I don't like, I don't agree with or I just think is plain dumb.
Hence I stay away from it.

Also, name calling in a comment?
Come on!
Really?
Really?
You went there?
Sigh.

So Rachel, thanks for commenting.
Thanks for sharing your opinion.
I understand about being pissed off & wanting to vent.
I work customer service, am the mom to 3 boys & one very large man child, so I have a lot to vent about.  LOL

Stick around, perhaps you'll find something you like.

Caio!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stream of Conciousness

This is my son, Thanksgiving morning, licking the beater from the homemade whipped cream.
He's such a neat eater, isn't he?
I have no idea how he got it on his pants.
His mouth is no where near his thigh.
Sigh.
He keeps me on my toes this kid!

This getting dark at like 4:30 in the afternoon is really sucking.
I just feel like that's it, time to get in the pj's & go to bed.

Which brings me to my next topic....wearing pj's out.
You know, lounge pants.
I just want to say, while I can accept this from little kids or even a quick run into WaWa or DD for coffee, I really don't get why grown men & women do it when they run to Walmart, the mall or even the food store.
They are called lounge pants.
You know, to lounge.
At home.
With your slippers on.
Altho this apparently is the required footwear for those that wear lounge pants out.
Very fashionable.
I think I have seen a lot of this people in the mag, Glamour.
You know, in the back of the mag, with a black bar over their eyes & a big "Fashion Don't" as the title.

I am no fashion queen
BUT
When I am going out...in public....I try to dress somewhat appropriately.
Like putting on a bra.
You do not want me to unless those bad boys.
This also means wearing jeans or something of the like.
Not lounge wear.
To me, totally not acceptable.

I don't know.
Maybe it's me.
Maybe it's how I was brought up.
You know, to look somewhat respectable when I leave the house.
Must be the new generation.

WoW! That made me sound old.
I am part of Gen X.
Where is my cane?
That's how I felt this morning, like I needed a can.
I let Cheeks sleep with me. 
He likes to sleep right up against you & leaves you about 6 inches of the Queen size bed.
Then if you snore, he wakes you up to tell you to stop.
Yep, he's a dream to have in your bed!
Plus he messes the sheets up.
I like em tight around my feet.
How do you like em?

It's a constant fight with me & Bobster.
I like them tucked.
He likes them untucked.
By the time we wake up, it looks like a wrestling match took place in bed.

So leave me a comment & let me know...are you a tucker or a non tucker?

Caio!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dear Anonymous

I'd like to thank you for taking the time out to post a comment on my blog.
Really.

While you may not agree with my posts I at least didn't do it anonymously.
This is my blog.
Meghan's Mindless Mutterings.

I put my name out there.
Unlike yourself.
You leave snarky comments but not your name or a link to your blog.
Well done.
Very well done.

If you'd like, please leave your name & a way to get in touch with you.  I'd love to say hi.
Then again, you sort of remind me of the kids that do things behind others backs & never admit it.
Yes.
That's it.

So next time you are visiting my "mommy" blog, b/c I am a mommy first but I also have opinions, leave your name.
I'd love to give a shout out to you on the blog!

Thanks for your input.
Seriously.

Buh!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

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You'll like it!

Monday, December 06, 2010

This is what you are focusing on???!!

Dear Mr. & Mrs. President (I will not disclose your last name but I will elude to the fact that you live in a large white house...just sayin)

It was brought to my attention today that you are mulling over signing a bill to limit the amount of bake sales that school can have.

I would like to say that I am so glad you are on top of things.

Glad to know that even though wars are still being fought, Bin Laden is running amuk & North & South Korea are threating to start a nuclear war, you clearly have your priorities in order.

What is more important that banning bake sales that help raise funds for our public schools? Of which the budgets are repeatedly cut each year.
Yep, good job!

I understand this is your wife's platform & you are playing the dutiful husband.  Let's pass a message onto the missus that I can monitor my child's diet just fine.  I do not need the government's involvement in what is fed to my child.  I would move to a country where I must stand in line to get bread if I wanted that....wait? Is that the direction you & the wife are hoping to take our country?  Won't my dad be thrilled with that one.

I do appreciate the efforts from you both to try to make our youth healthier.  If I could get my 4 yo to eat carrots I would be doing cartwheels.  Do you know that you can puree carrots & add them to brownie batter? O yes you can, just ask Jessica Seinfield.  What I like is that I have the choice to add them or not and that I can let my son buy a cookie at school to support the "Glee" club.  To be honest, I do not want this freedom of choice taken away.

As a parent I am capable of providing healthy options for my child(ren) to eat.  Really.  I'm good.

So please put this bill to the side and ignore.  Tell the wifey to chillax as my 17 yo says & let's concentrate on avoiding the nukes, finding good ole Bin Laden or hey, here's a novel idea, let's think about your promises that you have yet to make good one.  Again, I'm just sayin.

With that I close my open letter to you & the better half.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

It's the December 2010 PSA Folks!

The time has come.
The time to remind one and all of the simplicity of decorating with a theme.

Let me give you an example.
If one side of your yard looks like this:
 Then the other side of the yard should not look like this.
Sponge Bob, Sqiugsworth & the pineapple were NOT at the birth of Jesus Christ.
I wasn't there
BUT
No where in the story of the birth of Christ does it mention a dancing sponge who wears pants.
Sure, the one wiseman might have been broad shouldered, resembling a slight square in his stance, but I can assure you it was not SpongeBob.

So I say, my dear readers, go forth.
Decorate.
Deck the halls.
Just remember, stick to the theme.
It's just for the sake of those of us who must drive by & figure out why Jesus is lying there watching the floor show of the dancing sponge & jellyfish.
Just sayin.

And, as some added advice, if you prefer the blow up lawn ornaments, that's great.
Just remember if your lawn is the size of a smart car, you may just want to stick with one.
Again, just sayin.

That is all!

Friday, December 03, 2010

It's that time of year...

How is it possible that it's the Christmas season?
Seriously.
Wasn't it just yesterday that we were posting our resolutions for 2010?


Anywho with the onset of the season I want to know what is your fav all time Christmas special/movie?


I adore White Christmas.
Just look at the outfits for the finale
Sigh
What I wouldn't give to have a dress like that.
So beautiful.
Of course, I'd prob look a bit odd walking through the Shop Rite in it but who cares, I know I'd be the envy of everyone! Tee hee.


I have other favs, like Elf & Year w/o a Santa Claus.
Really, who doesn't love Heat Miser.


White Christmas tho. holds the title as the best movie for me this time of year. Just envelopes the Christmas spirit.


Speaking of spirit, are you decorated yet?
Got the tree up?
Or are you still rocking the pumpkins & gourds?


LMK, I'm curious.