Friday, November 30, 2007
1 bag of melted milk-chocolate chips
3 hadfuls of crush pretzel stix
1 large fistful of raisins
I just needed something chocolate - but chewy and salty were also on my mind. When I spread out this heavenly mixture onto the pan, it looked like...well, um...poop! Could be because I have changed 4 or 5 poopy diapers already today and it is only lunchtime...but I thought in keeping with the upcoming holiday I would call it Reindeer Poop...
Now, I just have to figure out how I can attach a sort of dish to my face so I can enjoy it while I get some writing done. I can't keep stopping to lick my fingers or it will take me all day to write this week's column for our local paper. Maybe a hands-free harmonica holder with some tinfoil for a make-shift tray? Hmmm. This could be a tricky one!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
While I was getting rid of that petrified layer of dust with my spackling knife, my Stuart Little fan decided this product (although put on the counter, where I thought it was out of his reach - with NO lid on) looked a little like lemonade. When I turned around, his little mouth was hiding the opening of the spout. I didn't know if he had kicked his head back and gotten a mouthful or if this glimpse was the first touch...I SCREAMED, "NOOOOOO!"
I grabbed the bottle and looked at the label: KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN. FATAL IF SWALLOWED. ALWAYS REPLACE LID WHEN NOT IN USE.
Now, you must know, the spout on this bottle is sort of like a red wine vinegar spout, only one drop comes out at a time - you have to shake it to get a significant amount of fluid out.
Hello, Poison Control (1-800-222-1222) this is Mimi.
Mimi, the nurse I spoke to, asked if he coughed at all after I took it away from him. "Sob, sob, sob, snort - NO - sob, sob." She then told me that they have to put that on the bottle but the actual danger isn't in the swallowing but in actually breathing the liquid into the lungs. This will cause chemical pneumonia which is fatal b/c there is no way to clean the lungs of the oily substance. She said protocol is to call back in 1 hour, then 6 hours, then 24 hours. She reassured me that since he did not sputter and cough - there was most likely nothing to worry about.
He is fine. And he continued his rampage through my house while I tried to finish my dusting.
Mimi told me to give him some yogurt to keep the inside of his mouth from getting irritated from the oil...he thought he needed to make a 2-year old statement instead.
Oh, sorry, NOW he's done making his statement. The chicken nuggets is his piece de resistence.Soon after this yogurt incident, a friend stopped by (Hi, Janet) and as we chatted just inside the front door, the baby ran past and into the office. A mere 3 seconds later, Janet says, "Ummm, do you want him to be doing that?" I glance in the office thinking, "What is he drinking, now?' only to find him standing on my swivel chair aiming the Febreze at my open laptop. All of this ridiculous chaos for this...
...a dusted, organized entertainment center. Why do I even try? UGH!
As if a subliminal reminder, I found my dust cloth under this book. Really. If you should read this book, you probably don't have the time to.
Ya think ya know? THERE IS A COOL PRIZE TO THE CORRECT GUESSER!!!!!!!
Did I mention, I am ULTRA CRAFTY? So the PRIZE may be HANDMADE!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
...ROSS THE INTERN AND JESSE JAMES...
...my perfect package!OK...major confession...I have stayed up too late and am feeling a little sleepy and a lot giddy! Therefore, I feel I need to tell you, I have a "thing" for BAD Boys!!
C'mon Manic, ya with me sista? Jesse James. Really.
And Ross the Intern just makes me giggle incessantly; he FRIPPIN' cracks me up!
Well, tonight on Jay Leno Ross took Jesse James from WEST COAST CHOPPERS to an LA Fashion Show. I think I peed a little! Watch the video. Ross and Jesse have done these Leno gigs before and they are always hysterical. There is nothing funnier than putting two polar opposites who are COMPLETELY comfortable in their own skin in the same venue and let them have at it!
OK...so I sent Ross an email! And, NO! I am NOT stalking him! (If you haven't seen Ross's blog, you have to go there right NOW!) I just think he and I would have a blast together. I am not sure I have EVER actually asked someone to be my friend before but I am hoping he will circle "yes" in his reply. He has my humor - do you agree?
I think Dawn from Because I Said So is hysterical and I have watched her WORLD NEWS TONIGHT interview a dozen times. How many of you would watch the Leno episode where Ross comes to my house to play "SAHMmy" for a day?
I sent Ross this way, so hopefully after reading all your comments he will call me and set up a time to come "play house" with this FUN MOM!
(OK, so I started by confessing that I love bad boys and I end with a rant on how much I love Ross Mathews, maybe I have to re-think that confession!)
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
**and MANY of you wanted the rest of the children's stories from my "A little snippet here..." post, I will post the story that gets the most votes...so go back to that post and re-read the excerpts and then leave your "swell my head with compliments" comments and I will give you the WHOLE SHEBANG!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
I am just NOT feeling FAN worthy. I do not own Vera Wang ANYTHING, I have never had people hiding in my bushes to take pictures of me and I have never walked the red carpet...actually, I HAVE done that...the carpet in the church I got married in was red...wait, and there were photographers...my dress, my dress...it was not Vera but it was gorgeous!!
OK...so I am FAN WORTHY....bring on the mail!
Good grief, I am just kidding, you know...thanks for the mail, it keeps me writing!
Friday, November 2, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
43 name brand items = $43.24
Kraft, Post, Betty Crocker, Maxwell House, Nature Valley, Tyson, etc., etc.
I was thrilled at my VICTORY!! I brought my booty home and headed back out to the 'real' grocery store with a good feeling that I could get meat, fruits and veggies for under $60 and have the satisfaction of knowing I could feed my family of 5 for a week and a half on roughly $100.
With Christmas coming, I could sock away my extra loot and really treat my kids...and my hubby, too, I guess!
Well, the "I only spent $43 at BB's so, I'll get extra yogurt, bottled water, meat, ice cream...." did me in. I left our Super Wal-Mart with $158 worth of groceries in my cart...rats!
Oh, well. I tried my best. Better luck next time.