Monday, December 28, 2009


The white stuff just melted.
It's gone.
All 24 inches of it.
We had a white Christmas.
First one I remember in 39 years.
Yes, I am that old.

Apparently, Mother Nature is considering blanketing the Philadelphia region again for New Years.
Is this a sign to come for the winter of 2010?
If so, I am not amused.
I like the white stuff
what a freakin mess!

That brings me to resolutions.
Are you making them?
I am.
Ones that I think I will be able to obtain.
You know, like not killing Bobster or the kids when they get on my nerves.
That sort of thing.

So what are your resolutions?
Tell me.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

It was all for this

Santa filled our tree with tons of things.
While visions of sugar plums danced in our heads....sugar plums, Coors Light, it's all the same.
Then the littlest one woke up & gazed at the tree & all his Santa presents.
He then presented mommy with a "blow out".
Just what I asked for on Christmas morning.
He had to have a shower before continuing to open presents.
Christafus was very excited to receive his Bakugan game.
Really. He's excited!
Soft focus is always better for the mama.
Now if they just had a program to reduce my large frame to that of say Cindy Crawford.

TimBob was a very good boy this year.
His grandparents gifted him an Ipod Touch.
And as you can see someone was very happy with the turn out of the whole Christmas Day!
How was your Christmas?
Lemme know!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday~I'm a lucky woman, no?

What words can one use to describe this?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Seriously, I should know better...

Thanks to Twitter I recently won a pizza gift card thru Comcast Sports.
Yea me!
It was for Domino's.
Not my family's first choose but you don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

So last night, after it took me almost 90 mins to get home, which is normally a 35 min drive, the last thing I wanted to do was cook. Plus I had a mountain of laundry to do so I decided to use the gift card.

Easy ordering.
Love it.
One 16" pizza, half bacon.
Easy, no?

Apparently, on Sunday of this week there was a run on this size pizza.
The guy from Dominos called me to tell me they were out of the 16" & they didn't even have boxes for a 16" pizza.
Dominos ran out of pizza?
Are you kidding me?

So we agreed on a 14" w/ a side of cheesy bread.
OVER 45 mins later my pizza arrives.
Luke warm.

I set it in front of the king & the prince & open the box.
There sat the most pathetic, reheated pizza I had ever seen.
The person that made it, didn't make it, they just pulled scraps from unused pizza & shoved it in the box. Different size slices & they were all curling up from being reheated.
Then I opened the cheesy bread.
Wait, make that the plain bread with a crumb of congealed cheese.
To say I was pissed was an understatement.

I called back the # that called me to tell me about the pizza.
It's the guys cell.
I tell him what happened.
He offers to remake everything.
It arrives.
Looks tons better.
Of course it arrived 45 mins after I called.

It was pretty icky
The guy mad good on getting me out new pizza.

I just should know better than to ever order from Dominos.
They pretty much suck & it was approx 90 mins after I placed the order that I got my meal.
Whatever happen to 30 mins or free?
Even the online ordering said 15 - 20 mins for my delivery.
Then the guy told me the person that made my pizza left for the day.
Of course he did, mine was the last one he made before he left b/c it was a sh*t a** job.

I should b*tch since the kid made good on it
I want to know your experiences with Dominos.

Tell me.

I will not be a return customer b/c this happens more time than not with them.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Conversations with a 3yo...

The other evening Cheeks was leaning up against me as we sat on the couch.
He turned to me & said:
"Are those your pirates?"
I replied:
"What? What are you talking?"
The exchange went on for a few more seconds when he finally got exasperated & exclaimed:
"Mommy! Are those your Pirates!!!??"
All the while pointing to my breasts.
I started to laugh.
"Oh you mean Privates? Yes they are"
Cheeks rolled his eyes & said:
"Yea, mommy your Pirates!"

The other evening Cheeks was sitting between his father & I watching, what else, "The Incredible Hulk".
As Bobster & I carried on a conversation Cheeks became aggitated.
His father started to ask him what the Abomination's name was in the movie.
Bobster "Is it Ted?"
Cheeks "No, it's Abomidnation"
This went on for about 2 minutes when Cheeks finally exclaimed
"Shhhh! I'm trying to watch this!"

One night last week Cheeks had a cookie.
He took a bite.
I had him ask his father if he would like a cookie.
I gave Cheeks the cookies & instructed him to give it to his daddy.
He walked into the living room & said "Daddy I have your cookie"
The promptly handed him the one he had bitten & kept the intact cookies.

Last night we were having pizza for dinner.
Cheeks kept telling me he wanted to try the one with pineapple.
There were 2 slices left, one pineapple, one plain.
I give him the one with pineapple, he proceeds to take the pineapple off.
"What are you doing? Give me that piece & you can have this one Cheeks"
"No I want this one, I want to try it" as each pineapple lands on his plate.
He finally field strips it when I say to him "You could have just had this one"
He replies
"Yes, but this one is bigger"

So what convo's have you had lately?


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Santa saw that!?!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

How to keep a 3yo busy

First gather your baking supplies & your decorator.
Realize you do not have a rolling pin so you resort to using a filled spaghetti sauce jar.
Oh that's right, that's called the White Trash rolling pin.
Just keeping it real.

Cut out the annual Christmas T-Wreck dinosaur.

I know it's T-Rex but he insists & will correct you that it is T-Wreck.

Cut out the Snowman & let him go to town decorating.
At this point I allowed him to sample the decor.
I'm lucky there was any left to put on the cookies.

Follow directions & watch cookies explode. The ones in the lower right on your screen are supposed to be Triceratops.

These I put in for less time.
Perfect consistency but they got a bit BIG!

How are you keeping your little ones busy this season?
Have you started your holiday baking?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Birthday & Weekend Update

It's the Grandpop's bday today.
Happy Birthday Grandpop!!!
Yes, folks, this is my lineage!

This weekend was a whirlwind. Took the littlest one to see Santa. I have a pic & would love to share but my scanner/computer isn't hooked up...something w/ my cd writer. Don't ask. I will take a pic with my camera & share.

We took all 3 kids to the Camden Aquarium to see The Children's Garden decorated for Christmas. Only $4 per person. Not too shabby.

And for those who don't know, Camden was just voted the most dangerous city in the whole USA. Double score! So after the aquarium Bobster took us on a tour of his old stomping grounds. Nothing like a family driving around a deadly city in a mini van at night. OOH! Triple Score!

This pic is awful, I was trying to find the right setting.
It's the only proof I had all 3 children together.
As you can see, Cheeks wasn't feeling standing still.
So what did you do this weekend?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Ode to Clorox

My Dearest Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner

I am writing this to let you know that you have powers that are magical, mystical and magnificient.
You go above the call of duty to get the job done.
You have been there, on the shelf, for yours calling my name.
Did I heed the call?
I looked at others.
Your competition.
Sadly, they couldn't compare.

Sure, they did an ok job but you, You, YOU
Do the JOB!

The other day I heeded your call.
Tossed you in the cart & brought you home.

I put you right where you belong.
Swished you around know to make you feel comfortable in your new surroundings.
When it was time for you to go, you left the area so shiney white & gleaning that I needed sunglasses.

Not like your competitors who left it with yellow streaks and always gave a disappointing feeling.
It only took me over 4 years to realize.
You are my one & only.

I love you Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner.


Meghan's Toilet

P.S. Don't forget about the giveaway On the Sunny Side Up...ends 12/09 @ 6pm est.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

It's a giveaway

I'm having a giveaway.
For a dvd of Curious George.
It's over here:
On the Sunny Side Up!

Come enter.


Friday, December 04, 2009

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger,

Really Tiger?
Did you think you would get away with it?
You are Tiger Woods....a pro golfer, celebrity.
Hear that....celebrity!

My opinion of what is going on doesn't matter, what I think is that the media needs to leave you alone.

You have 2 sweet babies who will be able to google this when they are older.
Doesn't the media have any consideration?
Don't answer that.

Hopefully you will straighten this out.
If you do, wonderful.
If you don't, shame on you & I hope your wife takes you for everything. Did I just really write that?

As for the media, leave him be.
He has children.
I am sure you in the media have children & realize how devastating this can be.

Tell me, what do you think?

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Oh yea baby!

This is Cheeks absolute, utmost, favorite person (next to the Hulk) in the world.
Who is that blur?
Well it's The Grinch!

A coworker of mine managed to snag this for him from her mom's garage sale.
It is in pristine condition!

When I picked Cheeks up from daycare I had the Grinch sitting in the seat next to his.
He spotted it & started yelling "The Grinch! The Grinch!"
I then gave it to him & he exclaimed:
"The Grinch is so cool!"
He hasn't let go of him since.
Wanted to take him in the tub too.

Well, it's easy to please a 3yo...for tonight at least.

I, on the other hand, have caught Cheeks cold.
Little host carrier.
It arrived at 1am when my nasal cavity clogged up.
Now my nose is running non stop yet I'm stuffy.
My throat slightly burns but it's not too bad...knock wood.

So what makes your little ones happy?



Sunday, November 29, 2009


I got a chance to review something.
Come on over here to see what it was:

On the Sunny Side Up


Saturday, November 28, 2009

How do you know it's officially Christmas?

How do you know?
You could go by the fact that you are 10lbs heavier from your Thanksgiving meal.
You were standing in line at 3am to get the "best deal"

For me it's this:

I now know it's officially Christmas.

Tell me what does it for you?

Saturday, November 21, 2009


If you want to know what I think of these, come over here

On The Sunny Side

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thrifty, Chic or Pathetic?

Here's the situation.
I have safety pins holding my zipper up on my jeans (b/c the zipper doesn't go all the way up & my jeans are low risers - no overly becoming on a girl with hip & tummy issues, I digest.)

The shirt I am wearing, well blouse, used to have 3 buttons at the bottom. It's a silky material & I lost the buttons so....
I have 2 buttons in the places of the top & bottom button (because I still have the middle, albeit hanging on by a thread.)

So you tell me, thrifty, chic or just plain pathetic?


Thursday, November 19, 2009

This hits home

I am posting this for family friends.

Please read the following article taken from
Stars & Stripes

Airman killed in auto accident near Aviano
Stars and Stripes
European edition, Tuesday, September 1, 2009
A U.S. airman and two Italians were killed in a three-vehicle accident Friday afternoon, according to a 31st Fighter Wing news release.

The accident occurred about 4:50 p.m. near the town of Giais, a few miles northeast of Aviano Air Base, Italy. Authorities declined to release the name of the airman until verification that family members have been notified.

The airman was medically evacuated to a hospital in Udine where he was pronounced dead, according to the release.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

What you don't know and what I would like to bring to your attention is this:

After flying to Italy, SSgt Dos Reis' parents viewed their deceased son on Saturday & were told to return Monday to officially id him in the prescense of Italian Authorities. Upon their return they were shocked & horrified at the state of decomposition of h is remains due to improper temperature maintenance.

Conversations with officials, both on base & attached to the military funeral corps, indicated Italians do not meet American standard of funeral preservations & were told the the American officials were powerless to assist or intercede in the "civil" matter. The parents recognize the local gov't maintains legal authority regarding these investigations, this is not in the dispute. However, they do not agree w/ the lack of oversight by our gov't while a dead airman's remains are in the hands of foriegn civil authority.

I am writing this to urge you to write your Congressman & plea for help in lodging a formal protest w/ the US Air Force & the gov't of Italy. The formal protest is due to the lack of preservation & handling of their son's remains. He was 22 yo's & served for 3 1/2 years when he was involved in the fatal auto accident while on his way to report for duty.

Thank you for reading
If you need addresses for Congressman let me know!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday ~ You lookin @ me?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy Bday Christafus!

One day he's dying to carve a pumpkin.

The next he is too cool for pumpkins & just wants Tech Deck skateboard stuff.

Where did the lil boy of 6 go?

He's now 11.

Happy Birthday Christafus...we love you!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fashion Show: You better work!

The Grandpop bought Cheeks some items from the website Kidorable
Of course, Cheeks had to model.
And as you can tell he's just a natural in front of the camera.

The mittens come with an idiot string!
Love it.
Cheeks loves his new umbrella & winter accessories.
Now we just have to wait for the dino rainboots to come into stock & his fashionable stuff will be all set!

Question for all my fans

Ok here is my "must know" question for the day.

When entering giveaways on blogs & such do you:

1. Just want to leave a simple comment to be entered & that's that


2. Have the options for more entries like:
a. Blog about this contest for an extra entry
b. Twitter, Facebook, post on message board for extra entries
c. Stand in circle, spin & sing Ethel Merman for addt'l entries
That sort of thing.

I have a giveaway or two coming up & I want to know.

I know how I like to enter giveaways & what I don't like to do, which most times deters me from entering the giveaway.

Let me know!!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

Take the time today to thank a Veteran.
They put their life on the line for your freedom.
Sometimes, a lot of times, they do not get the praise, thankfulness & acknowledgement they deserve.

*that's my dad on the left of the screen, the tall, good lookin one!*

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Sesame Street! You are looking good!

It is Sesame Street's 40th birthday.
The show premiered just a few months before I was born.
Do the math!
Sad, but true, 40 is looming on the horizon for me.

Anywho, can you believe that Sesame Street has been on the air that long?
I love Sesame Street.
I have always felt like kindred spirits with Big Bird, he being so tall & all.
Elmo & Abby Cadabby are my favorites now.

Cheeks got to meet Abby back in May when my sil & I took the kids to Sesame Place.
He loved her.

He loves to watch Sesame Street.
I love for him to watch it.
Such a fabulous education show.
I think my fav segment is "The Lady Bugs Picnic".

Can you believe that Gordon is still on the show?
What I can't believe is that his real name isn't Gordan.
I know!
I was shocked too.

Tell me, who is your fav muppet/character from SS?
And what is your fav segment?


Thursday, November 05, 2009

Mish mash

Haven't really posted in awhile, have I?
Been sick, Cheek's been sick & Bobster was sick.
And as we all know when the male gets sick, well the world is coming to an end.

Plus our internet has been hit or miss.

Well let me fill you in.
First I won this:

Got it from entering a contest over at Momlogic Go visit the site, I love it!

Next up, TimBob turned 16. When did that happen? Looks like a man doesn't he?

Finally, Halloween came & went.
The younger 2 dressed up.
Cheeks wasn't feeling good so he mad it about 3 or 4 houses & called it quits.
Chris got a nice haul & I think he ate it all in 24 hours. Sigh.

So what's been going on in your neck of the woods?


Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Wordless Wednesday ~ I don't wanna grow up, I'm a TRUS kid!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween (thru the years)