Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Men do it on purpose.

Men fall asleep.
In front of the tv.
With the remote in their hand.

Leaving, you, the woman, with an extremely loud tv show on the Speed channel or the 89th rerun of Super Bowl 20 on ESPN.

Try to remove that remote, gingerly from the man's hand, & his eyes spring open, he death grips & says "Im watching that!"

Yes, dear, of course, you must have just blinked a really long time.

This is my life.

I'm waiting for the 4yo to try that.
Luckily we don't let him control the tv.
Otherwise we'd be watching "The Avengers" 24/7.

Who controls the remote in your home?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Summer is here!

As we celebrate the "unofficial start" of summer this weekend, let's not forget the real reason for the long weekend, pool openings & great sales.


Memorial Day.


A day to remember all of those who fought & died for us.
For this country.


Let us say Thank you to our military men & women.
The ones who are current enlisted & those that are no longer listed.

One of those we'd like to thank is the Grandpop.
Tht's him on the left.
Handsome devil, no?
Cheeks looks just like him.

And of course we need to thank my Poppy who served in the Navy & was on the USS Missouri when the Japanese surrender.  Poppy passed away years ago but thanks to him, the Grandpop & all the others we get the blessing of living how we live.

Thank you to all for all that you do!





Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Creepy Confessions

I, Meghan, of Meghan's Mindless Mutterings, am of sound mind & body would like to confess my creepy confession.


I adore puppets.
Love them.


I think it all began with a Madam.
Not that type of Madam.
Get your mind out of the gutter...feel like I am dealing with Bobster.


I'm talking Madam of Waylan Flowers & Madam.
Viola:
Please do not tell me you have no idea who I am talking about.
They used to be on Hollywood Squares.
In the 70's.
Although not center square.
That was reserved for Paul Lynd.
Of Bewitched fame.
Uncle Arthur.
Whose Uncle Arthur?
You're all killing me.


Anywho.
I simply get the biggest kick out of puppets.
Like stop in my tracks & watch til I pee my pants kick.


Especially Jeff Dunham.
You know, Achmed....

Cheeks recently saw his special on tv & now walks around going:
"Silence...I kill you!"

It was funny the first time.
Not so much the 999th time in five minutes.

I love the Muppets & miss "The Muppet Show"
Good times!
Remember when John Denver guest starred?
I seem to recall he was on there a lot.
Maybe he was porking the pig?

Tell me, what's your creepy confession?


Monday, May 23, 2011

Do you??

Coupon that is.
Do you?
Clip away & save the moola on your grocery bill?


I do.
I love it!
Love to go food shopping & get the bargains.
Of course, I love to go by myself because it's solitude & I can take my time & match up coupons etc.


Have you seen the new TLC show "Extreme Couponing"?
I am addicted to it.
Watch it every week & watch the reruns.
Am I sad & pathetic?
If that's wrong, then I don't wanna be right!


Where do you find your coupons?
I am mainly getting mine from the paper.


I can't print at home...don't ask.
Work frowns upon you doing personal stuff online.
Cest le vie.
I did find one site that I can print out (at work..shh!)


It is Kelloggs:



So hit the pic, sign up (it's free) & print yourself out some badboy coupons.
Mostly tho., leave me a comment telling me where you get your coupons.



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

This is my life.

Stress.
We all have it right?
It sucks.


My stress is so high that in the morning I get to have a CT of my stomach to see if my ulcer is going strong or what the heck is happening in my belly.


To add more stress to my life, I worry.
Worry about finances, my kids, my parents, my sister, my job, my house.
Same things we all worry about, right?


You know Saturday. This coming Saturday.
May 21st.
It's all they can talk about it.
I'll refrain from saying what it is...as most know.


Here's the thing. It bothers me.
I feel that all of the churches would be saying something about it.
Not just that one.


It's just a bit iffy.
You know, earthquake in Japan, floods in Iowa, Tornados, just natural disasters.


It gets me to thinking.
Nothing we can do about it tho., right?
I just joke about.
That's what I do when something secretly bothers me.


Like my weight.
O.M.G.
My weight.
It's not pretty.
Like not pretty in a "OMG! Omar the tent maker is here for Meg's fitting"


I definitely need to do something about it.
Or next Thanksgiving, the handlers will be stringing me up so I do not float away in the parade.
I'll give you a second to catch on to what I am saying.


As for saying, (do like that segway..NICE), my 4yo has picked up a new saying.
He debuted it at preschool today.


Apparently, he didn't like something that was going on or he was befuddled by something because he just let out with:


"WTF!"


And I don't mean he shouted the abbreviation.
Full on sentence.


Tells me it's by accident.
He knows he's not allowed to say things like that.
I don't say things like that.
Ok, fine, it slips every so often.


Told me he head it in Transformers.
Told him he will not be watching that movie any more.


Please no flames on the fact that I let him watch PG & PG13 movies.
Hence the PG...Parent's Guidance.
He doesn't get to watch them all unless I've seen them first.


He was punished.
Cries, tells me "I won't say it again. It was an accident"
Yes, yes, that word is just accidentally said.
MMhmm.


Has your little one ever said anything out of line or embarrassing?
Are you fretting over this weekend?


Caio!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Quirks

First, I'd like to take this moment to say, it's officially 2 months til my birthday.
Get to shopping now peeps.
In a mere 2 months, I will be, ahem, 29, 35 ok, fine! 41.
I think to celebrate you should all get me 41 gifts.
Deal?
Deal?
Hello, anyone out there.

I digress.

I'd like to discuss quirks.
You know like this:

I want to know one of your quirks.

Like do you wear funny jewelry? Do you like certains foods that traditionally do not go together? Do you have to avoid stepping on cracks to avoid breaking your mother's back?

One of my quirks is food related.
Then again, look at my shape, how is it NOT food related.

I have to say I love the skin of pudding or the skin that forms when Jello sets, at the bottom.
Oh my!
Yummy.

I just bought premade pudding tonight.
Sad to say, no skin on it.
Not that it wasn't deliciouso, it was mucho deliciouso but with out the skin, it was missing that certain something.

So leave me a comment & tell me one of your quirks!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Health Screening aka Scared Me To Death

Yesterday our health insurance came to our work place to give a free 15 min health screening.
No need to fast.
No need to do anything but walk to the training room.

So I did.
The nurse pricked my finger.
Took some blood.
While the blood went into some machine, she took my blood pressure.
Are you ready for this?
Wait for it.


Wait for it.


144 over 108.

Do you know that is high?
Yea, blew me out of my seat as well.

She waited about 5 minutes & took it again.
The same.

Apparently I am in Hypertension Stage 1.
Good times.

As for my glucose reading, that put me in the pre-diabetic stage.

They couldn't get a cholestoral reading on me becaus their machine doesn't read under 15 on the HDCL. 
My overall number is ok.

BMI index?
Well let's just say "Oh. My. God!"

My dad had a heart attack at 38.
Quadruple bypass at 50 something.

I do not want to experience either.

Both of my parents are diabetic.
I had an 11 pound, 1 ounce baby.
Passed the diabetic testing they give you but the hosp ped. said they had to have misread it.

Am I scared?
Yes!
Am I upset?
Yes, but I did it to myself.
No one else was shoving Twix bars down my throat.

So wish me luck in my endeavor to get my health back on track!

Monday, May 09, 2011

Tidbits in my life

See the shortest one in the group?
Can't show his face.
Witness protection & all.

The other day I stopped at a store to pick up some shorts for the angelic child.
Checking out, I asked him to come over to me.

He, nonchalantly, walked on over, propped one elbow up on the counter, looked at me & said:
"You are getting on my last nerve"

Well after the cashier regain her composure I said:
"Oh Im getting on your last nerve?"

His reply:
"Yes & if you don't stop I am going to smack your hiney"

Had this been me with the Nana, I'd have absolutely no teeth left in my mouth.
The Nana took no crap.
Broke a few spoons over my tushie growing up.

I corrected Cheeks w/o a smack on the hiney.
Thankfully I am no longer on his nerves.
I was worried, don't want to be on the bad side of the 4yo.

Tata!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Almost 6 years, our story

That's us.
Stunning aren't we?
I think that is the only recent pic of us together & it was taken in 2008.
Gonna have to work on getting a new one.


I thought I'd tell the story of us.
How we met.


Once upon a time a lovely red headed girl was going through a surprise separation from her first husband (i.e. never saw it coming that he wanted out..oh well, c'est la vie).


It was the end of the summer & she was out to dinner with her best friend from high school.  Some how it came up that she was indeed going to be single & that did her best friend know anyone b/c she was getting over being depressed.

Lo & behold, she did.
She knew someone.
That someone was Bobster.

The friend arranged a picnic at her house so the red headed girl could meet Bobster.

That was at 3pm on a Sunday, Aug 28th.  At 12am they said goodnight after leaving the picnic & going to a local diner to get to know each other.

Bobster was divorced, with 2 children, who just figured he'd meet a nice girl.
Little did he know the girl he was going to meet would have a hickey on her neck (not my proudest moment, I prefer not to discuss but wanted to be honest).  Bobster overlooked it and they went again that Thursday.

They continued to see each other.  Bobster ended up movin into the red headed girls apartment.
On Dec 21st, her divorce was final.
On Dec 24, she took a test that she passed with a big ole + sign.

The rest is history.  He gave her a total of 3 children (which after having an 11 pound chid, she is glad she didn't have to carry the other 2).  She gave him more hair loss, weight gain & indigestion.  What can I say, I am a giver.

So there you have it folks.
Our story.
I love him.
He loves me.
A fairy tale come true.

Tell me, how did you meet your other half?

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

My First Vlog~Take Two

Think the kinks are worked out.
Let me know if I talk funny!


Sunday, May 01, 2011

New Guilty Pleasure

Who has seen the new VH1 reality show "Mob Wives?"

The one in red is Sammy "The Bull" daughter, Karen.
The other's are involved with the mob but I couldn't tell you how.

This show is great.
I mean it's like an accident, you don't want to watch but you do & you can't look away.


My fav is Renee Graziano. Her dad was the highest ranking member of La Cosa Nostra (crime family).
This woman is a trip.
She is someone who thinks she should not be messed with.

Tonight she said her age.
I'll give you a minute to study her.


Keep in mind the photo is most likely airbrushed.
So, what do you think?
50?
55?

That's what I thought.
Then, POW, reality hit me.

This chicky baby is 41.
41!
Darn!
Someone has led a rough life.
Of course, she smokes & we all know that will age you.

Hello, I will be 41 in 2 months.
I don't think I really look 40/41.

Maybe I do.
Don't know.

Seriously though, Renee, looks old.
She has a hard edge to her.
Definitely not Mom's Apple Pie look, know what I mean?

What do you think?
Do you watch this show?

What is your guilty pleasure tv show?