Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Ten years ago: I was wearing the same size that I wore in High School. Not anymore. :(
Five things on today’s “to do” list: Buy stuff for Sunday's shindig, Attempt to color my roots by myself, Give myself a pedicure, Pay Bills, Commit to a weight loss plan, any plan.
Five Things I’d do if I was a billionaire: Not give myself pedis, Have a driver, Set my kids for life, Get a beach house, Give waaaay more to St. Judes,
Three bad habits: Loving Sweets, Talking to Myself ( Idon't answer myself though ;) ), Diet Coke
Five places I’ve lived: My parents House, A Rented Condo on the Beach (LOVED it!), My Townhouse & My House. All in Miami. Yeah, born, raised and never left!
Five jobs I’ve had: Candy counter in JC Penney, Receptionist, Unite Parcel
Five people I’m tagging: Whoever doesn't have anything else to blog about
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Ok, now the only reason that I post this is because they have been doing this forever! First of all, they do not SEAL the door shut. They simply place a piece or 2 of tape on the door,where it opens. That way they can tell if the kids have left the room after curfew.
When my daughter was in middle school, they went to a convention for two days. A couple of girls in another room decided to sneak out after the chaperones had gone to bed. They were out all night! Not only were they just 14 but they spent the entire evening roaming around a hotel full of strangers. PLUS they hung out with the security guard who gave them CANDY! The parents, of course, did not fault their precious children because God knows that they are too young to know any better. They fully expected the chaperone to be up 24/7 watching them.
I'm also sure that the boy panicked at the thought of not being able to
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Which means she graduates in about 2 weeks! From HIGH SCHOOL! How can she be graduating from High School? She is only a baby! My baby. When did all this happen?
Just the other day she was walking around on my high heel shoes. I just blinked and now she has her her own pair.
So yesterday, we started out early. I had to get some snacks ready since her friends and their parents were all meeting at our house for pre-prom pictures. Plus the limo was picking them up here. My kid is the most easy going kid in the world. She lets everything just slide right off of her like an oil slick. We could have made a short movie that I would have titled National Lampoon's Prom Night. But she probably wouldn't care. First of all, she has stick straight hair and wanted some soft curls. So the lady does these curl roller thingies the day before prom and Kari was supposed to keep them until the next day. Ok. So we get up and she goes to get her nails done in the morning, in her rollers. Then we go to the mall to try to find a pretty clip plus she was getting her make up done at the MAC counter at Nordstroms. She walked the entire mall in.her.rollers! You would never see me in public in rollers now, imagine at her age. Make up done, and we are running late. It is now 4PM and everyone will be at our house at 5. We haul butt to the lady to finish her hair. The curls come off and she looks like Shirley Temple. We get in the car and I expect her to complain, since I personally would have had a fit, but she just laughed! We get home, she ges dressed and came down singing "Animal Crackers In My Soup". All is good in the world.
All the kids get there. They take their pictures. They have some snacks. Then sit and wait for the limo that was supposed to be there at 5:30 and it was now 6PM. Instead of stressing like most of the other girls, Kari is calculating how many cabs they will need to et them all to prom.
Finally at 6:30 the "limo" arrives. Yeah, it's a long car. And it might have been a limo at some point. Say maybe 20 years ago. It looked like it hadn't been washed in about that long either. Then, the driver steps out. I wish that I would have taken a picture of him because words cannot describe. Ok, picture a beer belly fifty-ish guy in a Hawaiian shirt opened up about half way, gold chains to his belly and a giant fake diamond stud in one ear. So, I send D over to make sure the guy hasn't been drinking or anything since I'm paranoid like that. But my kid, just jumped in the car and all was fine with the world. She was going to prom. It didn't faze her that the car barely had A/C and it was about 100 degrees in the shade. I fully expected to see car parts falling off as the car started to move and I so wanted to follow in our car but D wouldn't let me!
They got there ok. Had a blast. And made a ton a memories. As for me, I learned that I need to be more like my kid.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The only thing I have for ya'll this week is as follows:
Optive Lubricant Eye Drops. FREE after Rebate.
Wish-Bone Bountifuls Salad Dressing. FREE after Reabate. They only have 35 calories per serving! This will only be good if you buy between 5/30 and 6/1.
Since I love Slurpees, here's a B1G1 coupon.
Redbox DVD rentals. We don't have them here but if you do, use code 2672JC for a FREE dvd movie rental from Redbox. Just be sure to return it the next day by 9PM.
Hopefully, we'll have better deals next week.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Anyhoo, this week is going to be a busy one. Kari's prom is on Saturday and we still need some last minute things. Plus pre-prom is at our house. Speaking about prom, did ya'll see this? What do you think? My kid would not have gotten past the front door like that!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I complain about this to my real life friends on a daily basis, so I figure that I would share some of the whining with my internets!
I so wish that I lived somewhere else. Or at least that we had better mass transit options. THis situation is way out of control. I'm not saying that we are poor because I know that others have it way worse. But we are heading towards it a a high rate of speed. I have doctor appointments all next week and am considering calling to cancel because it would probably cost me sooo much just to get there and back! Forget about the road trips that I love to take too.
In other news, I finally got a Bag of Crap! Do you know anyone that is happy to get crap? Well now you do! After several years of buying stuff on Woot, I finally scored a Bag of Crap! I have my fingers crossed for good crap! Some have received Roombas or MP3 Players I really, really want a Scooba. But with my luck, my crap will be real crap! But regardless, it will be a surprise. And ya'll know how I LOVE surprises! When I get it I will post my crap. In the meantime google "Woot crap" and you're bound to find quite a bit of the crap that others have gotten. If m crap turns out to be really bad crap, at least I'll have something to give my MIL for Christmas!
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
Tangled & True is also hosting a week o' giveaways. I am so wanting the locket from The Fine Art of Living. And the week has just started so go check them out too!
Finally, You must run over to Blogged In. Anyone who knows me knows that this one made me cry happy tears. They are giving away $100 GC to... drumroll... TARGET!!!!! My home away from home! Although I should be selfish, but I won't. I will share with you. My internets!
Good Luck to Ya'll!
Sunday, May 04, 2008
So the reason for this post is because 5 Minutes for Mom is hosting a photo contest about what motherhood means to you. Aside from their actual birth, which was monumental on all accounts, motherhood to me is the little moments. The little moments that you have every single day of your life. 525,600 moments a year. The sleepless nights. The funny things that the kids say or do. The kissing of the boo boos. The endless questions. And the "I can't believe you did that! moments"
So, my entry into this contest is this. They're not professional shots. Or anything that really means anything to anyone but me. I love these pictures because I remember that day clearly. Like it was yesterday. It was a mommy moment for me. One of the many that I just couldn't help but grab my camera. The victim will be 18 this month and the culprit is 19. Until this day, we are still having "moments".