Sunday, September 30, 2012

Awesome September!

Well, I just had to share the great news that I made both of my follower goals for September! I am SO excited!

My GFC goal started at 100.  Once I made that, I changed it to 150.  Made that, too!

FB goal was 50.  I made than and changed my goal to 75.  After I hit that, I considered making my new goal only 85, but decided to go with a flat 100.  I got a little nervous as the 27th rolled around and I was STUCK on 97.  Low and behold, by the time I went to bed that night, I had 100!  Thanks to my friend Jennifer (who plays cool FB games with me)!

Now, I've added Twitter, so I'll have three goals to make in October.  If I make all three, I'll have to have a giveaway!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Super Sunday Sync #3

Last week we were SO close to making our goal!  Let's fire up the burners and try again!  This week's goal is 40.  I think we'll make this one :)  Also, don't forget to make your calendar for the Candle Swap {hosted by me and Danielle at Unorganized Chaos X3} starting October 26, 2012!

Dawn’s Disaster

Kera from Nugget On A Budget is co-hosting Super Sunday Sync again, a BIG thanks goes out to her!

Rules for the "Super-est" hop ever:
1)  Link up a family-friendly post (or your homepage if it will always be decent) that you think is SUPER!
2)  Follow your host and co-host, Dawn and Kera.
3)  Visit a few blogs, {the more, the merrier} and follow them.  We're all looking to have more followers, that's why we're hopping, right?  Remember to leave a comment and we'll follow you back.
4)  Grab a button and put it somewhere people will see.  I'd love for this hop to really take off and be a weekly event!

Super Sunday Sync

Don't forget to Tweet!

Email me if you would like to co-host Super Sunday Sync.  There are a few openings in the next few weeks!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Yummy Oatmeal/Granola Bars

2 Egg Whites
1/2 c peanut butter (chunky for a little more crunch - or - smooth for basic texture)
1/3 c brown sugar
1/4 c honey
3 c old fashioned oats
1/3 c semi-sweet chocolate chips**
2 T melted butter (wait until mixture is complete to melt)

Preheat oven to 350 {degrees f}.   Spray the bottom of 9x13 baking pan with non-stick spray.

Beat egg whites until frothy.  Stir in peanut butter, brown sugar and honey.  Add old fashioned oats, stir to combine.  Add semi-sweet chocolate chips, stir.  Spread mixture into 9x13 baking pan.  Make sure layer is an even thickness.  Lightly brush melted butter over the top.  Bake until the edges are brown, about 15 minute.  Should you use a 9x9 baking pan, bars will be thick and take about 20 minutes in the oven.  9x9 baking pan makes more of a brownie size.

**Optional addition: 1/4 c thinly sliced almonds, mix in with oats.
**Optional addition: 2/3 c milk chocolate chips, melt and pour on top, after baked.

Yea! Co-hosting Friday Chaos...

It's that time again! Another week of the Friday Social Networking hop called the FRIDAY CHAOS!

Last week we had over 120 link ups! Lets see if we can grow the hop this time round.

**If you would like us to follow you back please leave a comment & we will do so!**

This week we have 6 co-hosters! Be sure the check them all out, follow via GFC and leave a comment! 

This is a link up for bloggers who want to increase traffic to their blogs and meet new friends!

1. Follow both hosts (The first two links below) via GFC, Facebook & Twitter and any other one's you fancy.

2. Follow all of the co-hosts(the next 6 links) 

3. Grab the button and put it on your blog somewhere to be seen.
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4. Don't just add your blog hoping to get followers, join in the fun and visit a few blogs.
4. Tweet about this hop

 If you would like to co-host one of the weeks let us know.

Okay, Lets get this chaos started!






The Letter "C"

C - Cat, her name is Buddy.  I've had her since April of 1997.  She is a long-hair domestic.  She doesn't meow, she 'peeps'.  Most of the time she looked mad at the world, and she probably is.  She used to have accidents, but now she's been pretty good, unless we got out of town, then she makes a statement.

I Was A Bad Blogger Yesterday

Yesterday, I didn't really do anything, I just didn't blog.  I'm not sure why.  It just wan't in me.  I'm a little depressed that September is coming to a close and I only need 3 more "likes" to make my goal, but I don't know how to do it.  I started The Twitter and I think that did me in @dawns_disaster

I think I responded to everyone now and I followed up on all link ups from the WWLU.  See you tomorrow, maybe.  I'm going to The Big One's school in the am.  We'll see if I can handle anything else after that!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wordless Wednesday Link-Up

I'm so excited to be co-hosting Wordless Wednesday Link-Up with Tricia!  Wordless Wednesdays have always caught my eye and a few weeks ago I decided to start participating.  

Wordless Wednesday Link-Up #3

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday hosted by Today with the Tennerys and Dawn's Disaster

Please follow your hosts:
 Link 1 and 2.
(if you are a new follower, please leave a comment so I can follow you back.)

Come back each week and link-up your Wordless Wednesday.  You can link-up a Wednesday photograph (with or without words.)  Please link directly to your Wordless Wednesday post, not to your blog's main page.

Please spread the word about this party by displaying my Wordless Wednesday button  
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You can also
to help spread the word :)

If you are interested in co-hosting, please e-mail me:

Candle Swap

Candle Swap 2012!  Brought to you by Dawn’s Disaster and Unorganized Chaos X3
What’s a candle swap?  Well, it is going to be the most fun you’ve gotten by snail mail!
On October 26th, the Linky forum will be open to sign up on our blogs.  You will have until October 31st (Halloween) to sign up.  We will pair you with another person to exchange a new fall or winter themed candle with.  It would be nice to attach a small note along for your swapper.
So, mark your calendar for October 26th and come back to sign up for the Candle Swap!

Grab a button and help spread the word ;) 

Dawn’s Disaster

Wordless Wednesday ~ 9/26 Edition

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


...and I quote, "somebody needs to explain 'The Twitter' to me" ~ Betty White.

Now, I'm not quite as old as her, but I need some, please help.  I believe I'm @dawns_disaster

Monday, September 24, 2012

New Signature

Hey!  Check out my new signature.  Nothing special, but I like it :)  I made it in Paint!  How unbelievable.  It took a lot longer than I thought, because I couldn't get it centered.  Silly me.  Oh, and the first draft I did, man.  I made it 300x300!  OOPS!  This one is much better.

Please Help Me Get To 100 Facebook Likes

I'm almost there!  I have 76 (as of 9:00am CST 9/24/2012) "LIKES" on Facebook.  I surpassed by other September goals~of 50 and 75.  Please spread the work and help me get to 100 :)  I'm so excited!!!

Facebook Link

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Super Sunday Sync, Take 2!

Last week was so fun, so I decided to do it again.  This time, I'm bringing a co-host, the fabulous Kera from Nugget On A Budget!

Rules for the "Super-est" hop ever:
1)  Link up a family-friendly post (or your homepage if it will always be decent) that you think is SUPER!
2)  Follow your host and co-host, Dawn and Kera.
3)  Visit a few blogs, {the more, the merrier} and follow them.  We're all looking to have more followers, that's why we're hopping, right?  Remember to leave a comment and we'll follow you back.
4)  Grab a button and put it somewhere people will see.  I'd love for this hop to really take off and be a weekly event!

Super Sunday Sync

Saturday, September 22, 2012

5 Laughs 9/22 Edition

1)  So, my issues with the button are still occurring, but the funny is how long it took me to "copy and paste" the picture!  Almost 10 minutes!  Ugh, I must be sleeping.  (link up is at The Mommyhood Chronicles)
2)  I picked The Big One up from Kindergarten and she told me a Kangaroo had passed out compasses to all the kids in her class because he was concerned that they would all get lost {since they were all 5 year olds}.  The Kangaroo also told her to go online to fill out some exercise form.  Still haven't gone online to see what the whole exercise thing is about, but we later learned that the "Kangaroo" was actually a really tall least she's tall to me.
3)  Little Baby is learning to crawl.  She's SO cute.  She does the little "push-ups" to "army crawling" to "airplane mode".  She gets irritated when we try to help her, of when her sisters ditch her...that would piss me off, too!
4)  Little Baby (again) tried to eat some Combos the other day.  Ms. Middle left her zipper bag on the ground (on the crawling blanket) and Little Baby made her way over to it.  She picked it up, looked at it and smacked her little lips.  She put both hands on the bag, but couldn't quite figure out how to pull the two sides apart.  I could hear her thinking, "I know you open it like this...almost there...almost...alllllmmmoooooossssst!"
5)  This one I already posted about, it's my new here :)

Squeeze Me? My Shoes Do What?!?

So, I went to a store yesterday.  I intended on purchasing training pants for Ms. Middle and toilet paper.  I walked out with a new pair of shoes.  I couldn't resist!  They were ONLY $5.98!  Now, don't get too excited ladies, I wear a size 5.5 or 6 in boys tennis shoes :)

We were getting ready to go out for the morning and I sat down to put on my new shoes.  Ms. Middle said, "you shoes up like mine, Mommy."  I said, "no, honey, Mommy's shoes don't light up like yours."  She said, "YES, Mommy, yes they do!"  I said, "no, Mommy didn't buy light up shoes."  She pointed at my shoes and said, "YES MOMMY, LIGHT UP!"  I started to say, "no, honey..." and stomped my foot to make a point that nothing lit up...much to my dismay, the darned things DO light up!!!!  The orange part on the heel sure does light up when you walk.

Ms. Middle {oh so sweetly} said, "I told you so, Mommy.  I knew you shoes light up" with a smug little smile on her face.

Come to find out, she had played with the shoes at the store while I was trying on a pair of other shoes.  That sounded like this:
MM:  I play shoes, store.  Yea, I play shoes store.  Mommy, my play shoes light up, you play shoes green.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pay It Forward...

I just started following Paige, over at Eloping Stethoscope, and I was lucky enough to be one of the first to comment on her Pay It Forward post.  What a cool idea.  SO, here goes:

This is a project originally from Mandi at Debonair Bandit.  Basically, the first three people that comment on this post get something special from me!

The rules:

*The first three people to comment on this post will receive a little gift - something personal that I have created from me to you
*In order to receive this present, you have to play along.  Spread the love on your own blog by promising to send a little special something to the first three people who comment on your post.
*You get 72 hours to re-post, or I will have to move on to the next person.
*Please live in the US {my addition~easier for me to ship to}.
*Please only comment if you're willing to pay it forward.
*Please leave your email address so I can contact you directly.
*Please leave your blog URL so that I and others can visit your blog!

Now, comment on my post and get your ball rolling, too!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I'm Co-hosting Friday Chaos!

Hey, Friday Chaos-ers!  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  If you're a new follower, please leave a comment with your blog so I can follow back.  If you just follow, I don't always know what your blog is.  Thanks!

It's that time again! Another week of the Friday Social Networking hop called the FRIDAY CHAOS!

I have participated in all of the Friday Chaos hops so far, so I'm thrilled to have the chance to co-host!  Please take the time to link up!  We're thrilled you stopped by :)

Last week we had over 100 link ups! Lets see if we can grow the hop this time round.

**If you would like us to follow you back please leave a comment & we will do so!**

This week we have 5 co-hosters! Be sure the check them all out, follow via GFC and leave a comment! 

This is a link up for bloggers who want to increase traffic to their blogs and meet new friends!

1. Follow both hosts (The first two links below) via GFC, Facebook & Twitter and any other one's you fancy.
2. Follow all of the co-hosts(the next 5 links) 
3. Grab the button and put it on your blog somewhere to be seen.

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4. Don't just add your blog hoping to get followers, join in the fun and visit a few blogs.
4. Tweet about this hop

 If you would like to co-host one of the weeks let us know.

Okay, Lets get this chaos started!





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The Letter B

B - Beanie Babies and I'm not talking about the stuffed animals, that's what I call my kids...the Beanie Babies...sometimes it's easier to refer to them as that.  It's more unique than kids or children or kiddos.  I get comments on 'how cute' the name is a lot, and I like that.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

People Who Swap

Hello Blog World!  Lately, I have been reading about fabulous SWAPS!  I'm not just talking about swapping buttons (but if you'd like, please go here), but swapping actual items...FUN items.  I have seen an upcoming scarf and scripture swap, and plan on participating in that.  I want to know if there are more out there that I can sign up for!  They sound like SO much fun!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Can You Believe It's Almost Time?

Thank You, Thank You!

Thank you to Kera at Nugget On A Budget for giving me the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

So, here's the deal-e-o:
1.  Thank the blogger who gave you the award.  Yea, Kera!
2.  Post 7 things about yourself.  Read on, you'll get there...
3.  Pass the award on to 7 other deserving bloggers, letting them know they've been chosen.  Keep going, they're listed  :D
4.  Include a logo of the award in your post.  Gotcha' covered!

7 Things About ME (so, eventually, you all will know more about me than I will):
1.  Getting awards makes me happy.  Really, who doesn't get happy?  I especially like these, since there's no public speaking involved   :D
2.  My feet turn outward, and when I try to make them point forward it hurts my knees.  I don't know why.  I guess it's just the way I was made.  Which brings me to number 3...
3.  I have had 3 ACL surgeries, basically before I graduated from High School.  The first one was when I was 12 on my right knee.  Second was on my left when I was 15 and again when I was 18 (ok, this is what makes it basically, I had this one done 2 weeks after I graduated).  Fun times.  I may need another one, but I'm holding off as long as possible.
4.  Having children was not something I originally set out to do, but now that I have them, I couldn't imagine my life without.  They say you can  be a parent because you love your babies so much.  At first, I thought that saying was stupid, but it's SO true.
5.  The Hubs was supposed to be a one night stand...he stayed a little too long :)  When he reads this, I'm sure he'll be mad that I mentioned it, but I couldn't think of anything else (I've listed close to 30 things about me now...that's a lot to think about in two months).
6.  One of my favorite blogs belongs to my cousin.  You can visit it here.  I already gave her an award (and she gave me one), so I didn't this time.
7.  I just added a 'Sponsor" page to my blog because I love it so much!  Right now, I'm only using swaps, so it you want to join in, email me for a promo code!

7 Bloggers to Pass on the Award to:
1.  Paula @ Call me PMc
2.  Nicole @ Me & the Moon
5.  Vicki @ The Greek Housewife

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Super Sunday Sync #1

Alrighy folks.  I love blogging SO much, that I am starting my own hop!  First, thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your support.

Rules for the blog hop:
1)  Link up a post that you think is SUPER!  Please, no giveaways or contests.
2)  Follow me, Dawn's Disaster.  Be sure to leave a comment to let me know you're a new follower and your blog address so I can return your follow!
3)  Visit a few blogs, hopefully there will be more than mine!
4)  Grab a button.  The more the merrier, and I can only spread the word so far on my own.  I'd love to see this hop take shape and be a weekly event.

Super Sunday Sync

If a success is found and you would like to co-host, email me for a spot on a Sunday in the future!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Top 5 Laughs

My top 5 laughs from the week:
1)  We ask ms. Middle to do...well, anything...and she says, "I can't right now, I'm sick."
2)  Little Baby rolled into the bookcase and The Big One said, "Mom, I think Little Baby rolled into the bookcase!"  You think?!?  I heard the crack on the other side of the room!
3)  I missed yet another step going up the stairs and my kids laughed at me.
4)  The Big One forgot to color Jesus' head last night (see not quite as funny post here).
5)  My cat's litter box needed to be cleaned out, so Ms. Middle told me the cat pooped.  I told her I would be right there to scoop the poop.  Then, I hear a plastic bag being "fluffed" open and Ms. Middle mumbling something about the littler being on the floor (we have the sloppiest cat ever).  She was trying to clean the box herself because "Mommy, you weren't fast enough."

I wasn't able to get the button attached to my post, but would be more than happy to if there was one that would work.

Friday, September 14, 2012

I Forgot Jesus' Head...

Yep, this is what our Prayer Journals have come down to.  The Big One said she was done coloring her prayer for the night, then looked up shocked and said, "Mom, I forgot Jesus' head!  Uh, what does it look like again?"

We went through this quandary on Monday (when she gave Jesus 6 fingers on each hand because his hands are bigger than hers).  She wanted to know what Jesus looked like, so she could color him.  I asked her what she thought he looked like.  She said she didn't know.  We went through all features again tonight, and she colored him in her heart.

While the outcome is cute, it took a lot to get there.  This makes me think about what Pastors (Preachers, Deacons, and whatever else you call the leader of your church) all go through.  They must have to allow every one of their members to decide what Jesus looks like.  How tiring would this be?  Now, it may not be as contrite as my conversation, but they must need to ask everyone the same things.  It may not be: "what color hair does Jesus have?" or "what color eyes do you think Jesus has?" or even "what color skin does Jesus have?", but don't you think it would get tiring to ask everyone the same questions?  How many people do you think actually have thought provoking answers?  Probably not many.

So...what do you think Jesus looks like?

I Sent In My Application for Blogger Idol!

Blogger Idol

Wow!  I'm excited that I just sent in my application for the 2012 Blogger Idol!  Let's cross our fingers that I get picked in the 12, make that 13 contestant competition!  Here's a snip of my audition:

I love being a new school mom!  My only wish is that I could be MORE involved.  Each school day, I drop The Big One off at school, take The Hubs to work and play around with Ms. Middle and Little Baby.  The Big One has only had nine days of school and is already “over” school.  She claimed we “have too much fun without her” and she “ doesn't want to go to school and miss the fun anymore.”  She was none too pleased when I told her she had about 20 more YEARS of schooling.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Letter A

A - A1 is my .5 daughter.  She was my first, and she lives with her parents; with whom I have an open adoption relationship with (see my blog on my adoption experiences).

Born in 2001, I was only 20 at the time.  Now I realize that there are plenty of young girls who choose to parent at this age, but I was in no position to do so.  The father wasn't around; we had been dating, but had broken up.  I was not in a place to rear a child.  Not in any way what-so-ever.  So, I made the best choice for both of us (and Family1).  I do hope that someday she will read my birth mother story, but I don't know if she will.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The 11th Anniversary

It's hard to believe that 11 years ago, a National devastation occurred.  The timeline seems so unreal now.

I can't help thinking back to what I was doing when this all went down.  I'm sure most people do this on this day.  I was 20, sleeping in.  I was on maternity leave from A1 (yes, I took maternity leave, I did just pump out a kid, even thought she went home with Family1).  My roommate was schedule to work the early shift and wouldn't be home until after 3:30pm.  Yea for me, nice sleep in time.  Yet, for some reason, at about 8:55am I was awoken by my roommate SCREAMING at me, "turn your tv on!  Oh mu God!  Turn it on, get that damn thing ON!"  By this time, she had run into my room and frantically found the tv power button.  I had found the remote.  She told me to turn it to CNN.  I thought she was crazy.  The girl never watched the news.  I was so out of it, I just did it...just in time for the second airplane to crash into the second tower in the background of the report.  I yelled at my roommate, "why did you wake me up to see this STUPID movie and why are you home?"  She looked at me with a blank stare and started to cry.  "It's not a movie, you jack@**" she sobbed, "this is HAPPENING IN NEW YORK!"  I looked at her in shock.   My first thought was: "is A1 still in this state?  Did they go on vacation?  Lord, please let her still be here."  I remember exactly what happened in those 15 minutes, but cannot tell you what happened the remainder of the day.  A lot of vodka was consumed at our apartment that morning...and afternoon...and evening...and night.  All of our friends somehow ended up at our place, and they all brought some.

While I am thinking about what I was doing 11 years ago, I think that there is a whole new generation who DOESN'T know the feelings we "older" folks have about this day.  This new generation is separated from us because they never knew what it was like to not live with all the regulations and restrictions that apply now.  They are decently carefree, in the fact that they know the rules apply, they know why they exist, but they don't FEEL they way we all do.  They hear the aftermath, but don't really know what it means.  A whole mess-load of people died and ARE DYING because of this horrific event.  A whole memorable skyline was disrupted by this horrifying event.

I know feelings cannot be felt by others, but I wish they could be.  There will always be a separation between me and my daughters.  They will never (hopefully) know why is it SO important to be patriotic.  During the Summer Olympics, the Beanie Babies and I were watching men's volleyball and The Big One said, "I'm cheering for the green team" and I asked her why.  She gave her usual response: "because they are winning." Generally, we say ok and a good percentage of time that team goes on to win.  This time, I could not let her cheer on another country.  I mean, if she was going to, maybe I would let her cheer for South Korea, after all, she is half that.  I just couldn't let her cheer for whatever other team that was.  I told her, "The Big One, you know I usually do not care who you cheer for, but it is very important to Mommy that you cheer for the Blue team this time."  She was confused, but said a reluctant, "ok, Mama.  I will."  She paused, then nicely asked why.  I explained that the USA was OUR country.  It is who we need to cheer for because this was the Olympics.  We wanted our county to be successful.  She agreed and went on with her life.

This morning, I awoke this morning to an email from my Mother.  It was about a college scholarship fund that had been set up for the kindness and generosity of  a community that came together to help our US Citizens (they called a portion of them Nazim) in another country, while they were stranded for several days.  Read the email here, it is amazing what can be accomplished when we really want to do something.  It's amazing how this generation all feels something together.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Semi Homemade Cornbread

Yummy!  My favorite!  Here's what you need to go to the store for:
6 ounces of cream corn
1 egg
1/3 cup of milk (a little over is ok)
8.5 ounce box of Jiffy Cornbread mix

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray bottom of a 9x9 pan with a non-stick spray.  Mix the 1st three ingredients together.

Slowly add box of Cornbread mix.  Pour mixture into 9x9 pan.  Bake until golden brown, a little darker on the edges and a toothpick comes out clean.

YUMMY!  Did I say that already?

Prayer Journals

Yesterday, our church gave out prayer journals to the youth.  The Big One thought it was SO cool to get a notebook from the youth director and Ms. Middle was all set to color in it.  Now, I know people pray in their own way, but I just can't let them get a hold of this book and ruin it the way they do all their other notebooks and coloring books.  It is just a plain composition notebook to write in, but on the inside cover, the youth director glued in a piece of paper to help the kids start their journals.

So, while The Big One is at Kindergarten, I decided to sit down with Ms. Middle and write her answers down, then let her color the rest of the page (probably will so with his The Big One after her homework).  Here are her answers:
1)  God, something that I am thankful for today is:
          I am thankful for picnics and blankets.
2)  God, someone who is in need of prayer today is:
          Little Baby needs a prayer today.
3)  God, something that I need your help with is:
          God, I need your help with plants and their leaves.
4)  I know that God loves me because:
          God, I know you love me because of Santa.

Guess I need to do a little more Christian teaching :D

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies...aka: Hockey Pucks With Texture

So, I got out Logan today, because The Hubs wanted cookies.  He asked for Oatmeal Raisin ones.  Well, last time I attempted these, they turned out like hockey pucks.  Little, sweet, raisin studded hockey pucks.  Ms. Middle was cute and tried to tell me they weren't that bad, but I knew she was lying to make Mommy feel better.

This time, I altered the recipe just a little, in hopes that hockey pucks didn't appears again.  Um, they did.  Only this time, they were ok until they cooled.  Last time, there was no "ok time".  So, I did a little better.  I used the recipe from under the cap on the oatmeal (Quaker).  The second time, I used less flour and less oats, hoping that the puck return would be subsided.  The Hubs suggested that maybe it was too much brown sugar.  I said I didn't know.  The last batch was seemingly a little better and a bit bigger.  I said maybe it was the size.  Maybe I should make them all larger next time.  I'm at a loss.

Anyone have any ideas?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Daily Picture Ideas?

Hello Blog World!  As I've been hopping around, I've seen different types of "picture a day" posts.  Do any of you have any ideas?  Is there a list (like the 30 Day Blog Challenge) or can I make them up?  I will be starting my ABC's on Monday, but I am already thinking about my next project :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Day 30 ~ Season Finale!

Day 30: List 5 things you would hope to be remembered for.

My children ~ My sense of optimism (and I’m not talking about the usual optimism) ~ Being honest, even when it hurts ~ Singing ~ My family

Well it was fun!  Check out my daily ABC's next!  I'll probably start those  in a week or two.  Get going on this school schedule and all :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

1st Day of School

Mama was a wreck.  I didn't cry...yet.  I think I will tonight, in the privacy of my room, after the kiddos have all gone to bed.  The Big One did SO great.  We got there early, so she decided to participate in the breakfast.  Good thing I looked up her number, just in case.  They had milk and apple juice, choice of cereal or cinnamon roll, and choice of yogurt or string cheese.  I was surprised at the choice of string cheese over yogurt, but not cinnamon roll...seriously, what kid is going to pick Cheerios?

While The Big One was at school, Ms. Middle and Little Baby and I ran some errands and then all of a sudden, it was time to pick The Big One up!  It went so fast!  I went to get her and the first thing out of her mouth was, "my teacher said I need a bigger back pack!"  Ugh.  I was hoping to not have to buy her one.  Oh well, I guess we'll have to get one.  I hope they still have a cute one that she wants.

I Won...

...a DVD!  Betcha thought I got another award :)  Nope, just a nice VeggieTales DVD from Hayley at Hanging Off The Wire.  She's actually an old resident of mine, from WAAAY back when I was working at a "real" job...a whole six months ago :)  Anyway, the girls will be super happy when it arrives!

Sponge or Dish Cloth?

Which do you prefer and why?  The Hubs and I are on different sides on this topic.  I like a sponge and he prefers a dish cloth.  Yes, I understand the green-ness of the dish cloth and yes, it is good to be green.  I have always had a sponge and it feels weird to not have one hanging around the sink.

Day 29 ~ Almost Done!

Day 29: What do you think people misunderstand the most about you?

That I’m unhappy and a b!tch. I don’t smile a lot when I’m alone or with people, for that matter. I used to get complaints that I “looked mad” or “looked mean” because I didn’t smile at work. Well, I wasn’t happy, so I didn’t smile. That doesn’t mean I’m mad, though. Do you walk around with a smile on your face when you’re contemplating something? Do you smile when you are typing the answers to the 30 Day Blog Challenge? I’ll bet good money (that I don’t have) that you don’t, unless you are trying to be funny or you remembered a funny story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

GAH! It's Starting!

The Big One has Kindergarten Orientation today.  I am so happy and excited for her, yet so sad and already lonely!  I think Ms. Middle will really miss having her around for that time.  The Big One is only doing half day this year, so it won't be too much separation time, but I'm still sad.

I will be driving and picking her up every school day.  This seems like a lot, and I was a little bummed at first, but now I'm happy I am driving her.  We were always a little nervous about her riding the bus with the older kids (it is a K-5 school, so not as bad as a K-8 ~ like I went to ~ or a K-12).  Now, we know we made the right decision, because she would be the ONLY Kindergartner on the bus.  All of the other Kindergartners are going to school at a different time, so she would be the lone littlest.

We haven't had any school time, or time away from the family before, so this will be a large challenge for all of the family...except the Hubs.  He's at work, so it doesn't really do anything to his schedule.  The younger two haven't been away from The Big One, except for the occasional trip to Grandma's without them, but that wasn't more than 5 days.  Now, this will probably be easier than that was, as she will only be gone part of the day, however; it will be for a lot more days!

My fear is that she will not make any friends.  She has been looking forward to meeting new little kids for SO long.  She has also decided to become more demanding, commanding, and dictator-like with Ms. Middle, so I am fearful that she will take this persona to school and no one will like her and she will get into trouble all the time.  Her ability to listen and take direction (not that it was great to begin with) has seemed to go out the window as summer comes to a close.  I'm sure her teacher will like that...

Don't all parents want their kids to succeed and be liked?  I feel like I am more obsessive than others.  I've heard it gets better as the year goes on and with the successive children, but I don't think it will.

Day 28 ~ Love Language?

Day 28: What is your love language?

This one is easy! I have no idea. What is a love language? I have asked a few friends (three) and they all said something different. So, I don’t know...

Monday, September 3, 2012

Day 27 ~ Body Image

Day 27: What is your favorite part of your body and why?

Would have to be my hands, because they’re small and I don’t like much else.  Maybe my lips?

Day 26 of My 30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 26: What popular notion do you think the world has wrong?

Ok, this may start uproar from both sides, but the Marriage Amendment.  I could honestly care less who married who and why.  I don’t give two hoots or a lambs’ tail about the marriage tax “credit” or who gets to use it.

I DO think that this is a great example of how church and state were NOT separated when Government first became what it strives to be today. 

Marriage is a Christian word that refers to the Holy Covenant of Matrimony.  Strict Christians believe it is wrong to be homosexual.  Therefore, all strict Christians do not want Gay Marriage to be legal.

Liberals believe it is not a choice to be homosexual, but a birth “right”.  Gays ‘are who they are’.  Now, I am Christian, but I don’t care if you’re gay or straight or bisexual or bi-curious (I do care if you are transgender, because I think that is odd).  You love who you love and that’s just the way it is, no matter what I tell you.  If you are who you want to be and who you believe you are, it doesn’t really matter what I think you should be.  In the end, if you are Christian, you will face your maker and if you believe something else, then that will happen to you.

SOOOOOOO, my point is this.  Minnesotans are voting on the legalization of Gay Marriage and I haven’t decided to vote no or yes yet (I hope to by November).  I feel that all people should be able to be with whomever they feel they should be with.  I don’t care if it’s a man and a woman or a man and a man or a woman and a woman.  I think the WHOLE LAW should change and make it be a Civil Union Ceremony.  I would say then we can all be Unionized, but that is already something people can be, which would then make me say we can all be Civilized, but that will never happen…

Did I confuse you?  Sorry.  Did I make you mad?  Not sorry.  It’s my opinion.