Monday, March 26, 2012

Some people wait a lifetime, for a moment like this...

Ah yes, it's American Idol in full swing.

And I know that every year I say the talent is insane, but really....this year, insane.  Last year, Princess Petunia picked the top two from the get go - right when she watched them the auditions and Hollywood week.  This year, she has picked Colton to take it all.  Truthfully - I think she may be right.

My two picks are Jessica and Colton to the end.  I'm just in awe of how most of these people have voices that are ready to go on record.  It's not like in years past where there's pitch issues, or just not so great singing.  These people are so talented that I can't help but wonder how they haven't been discovered to this point.

I love when we watch....the kids and I will DVR and then catch up on results night, because it's on too late for them to stay up and see it live.  It's funny when you're a mom, your kids really think the world of you.  Princess Petunia will say "Mommy you could be on here, you sing really good...." and then my son T chimes in with his serious honesty: "Mom, honestly - you might make it to Hollywood week but then...I'm sorry, you wouldn't be American Idol.".  No, really. Ya think??  It's interesting, I can carry a tune but a strong voice is not something I have, so it's always great to hear the kids think that I'm good, even if it's only a little bit good at something.  I mean, truly - I doubt I'd ever pass an audition, but hey - any compliment I can get from those two - I'm taking, and keeping!!

When they're little, you're the sun in their sky.  But then they grow up, and have their own thoughts and opinions, and suddenly -- you aren't the sun so much, as you are the clouds. It is what it is....

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Me, me, me, me -- you!

Talk about it being a long time since I've been tagged in a post!!
I've missed it, truthfully; there has always been a comraderie in blogging and that's something that unfortunately the immediate gratification of Facebook has replaced.  People don't take the time to write thoughts longer than 140 characters it seems.  So disappointing.

But I've been tagged - and I'll happily oblige.
And, I may tag a few on my list - and if you want to play along, feel free.  Just throw me a shoutout to let me know if you do!

1. You have been awarded the time off from work and an all-expenses paid week anywhere in the United States. The catch is that it must be somewhere you have not been before. Where do you choose to visit?
First of all, if you know me - you know it's very difficult to get me to take a week off of work!  Okay, that being said -- I think I'd choose Hawaii.  No - Arizona.  Less travel time.

2. Name three of your guilty pleasures.
Mob Wives, Wine, and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

3. The best kind of Girl Scout Cookie is:
Peanut Butter Tagalongs, but of course!
4. What do you value most in other people?
Character/Integrity.  I don't have to always agree with you, but I can respect you if you have the core fundamentals of being a good person.  With character and integrity - other important traits should naturally follow suit.

5. Be honest. Do you sneak some raw cookie dough when you're baking cookies?
Um, hello....who doesn't??  I laugh in the face of Salmonella.

6. Have you ever looked back at your life and realized that something you thought was a bad thing was actually a blessing in disguise?
Absolutely.  I truly believe everything happens for a reason, if we don't necessarily see it right at that very moment.

7. What is the most beautiful place you've ever visited?
Hmmm.  That's a tough one.  The inlands of Jamaica was pretty darn beautiful.

8. Are you more of a thinker or a feeler?
Both, which is frustrating - even for me at times.  I think and analyze it all, but sometimes - I believe you just have to go with instinct.

9. Name three things you are thankful for right now.
My imperfectly perfect family, my business, and my health so that I can be here for my family.

10. Have you ever participated in a three-legged race?
I'm sure as a kid.

11. When you are at an event that plays the National Anthem, do you place your hand over your heart?
Absolutely - who doesn't?????

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off -- start all over again.

New beginning.  Fresh start.

Hair appointment.
ME day.
Long overdue.

Getting out of the blahs.....and into the Spring.
Shaking the "not so winter" blues off, and getting myself feeling good again.

It's about damn time!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

A glimpse of summer....

This weekend was one of the best I've been able to experience in the house thus far.

It's been a bit of a challenge, mostly because well....we always seem to have someone living with us.  We haven't had the opportunity to just be us.  Not to say that our houseguest is a burden, it's just that it's hard to have our own normal little family life, you know what I mean?  And truthfully, it seems like this isn't going to end anytime soon, but I digress.....

This weekend, G and I snuck out of the house for a few minutes while the kids were up playing together and our houseguest was inside - and we went in the hot tub for the first time.  It was awesome!!  I can't believe we waited that long.  Not just being in the hot tub which in of iteself was unbelievable, but the view in our backyard....the quiet of the woods, the night sky....we have our own slice of nature, our little piece of decadence -- and it's really ours!!   Let me tell you, the glass of red wine I had afterwards never tasted so good....the hot water from the hot tub just makes you all warm and cozy, ready for bed.  Even though today was really warm - it wasn't so warm the other night, but getting out of the tub, you don't even feel the slightest bit chilly.  It almost made us wish for snow.  ALMOST.....

Then yesterday, we took the kiddies hiking on our street.  We saw a sign further down the street mentioning hiking trails; so, off we went.  Who knew that right on our street was a path that leads to a private pond with picnic tables?  A little woodsy paradise for us to explore, right in our neighborhood.  Then after, we explored the trails behind our house....where we found hawk nests, and all sorts of other cool things.  The PERFECT roasting marshmellow sticks are everywhere.  I can't wait to use the firepit!

I am so happy that we waited and didn't end up getting the house that we "loved loved loved" before.  Timing is everything, and clearly - this was the house we were meant to buy.

I hope the kids love it as much as we do.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Meow, meow, meow, meow......

Real Housewives of Orange County.....
NO where as good as Beverly Hills.

Holy Bitchy, Holy Phony, Holy MEOW!!!!!!!
Not for this girl.

Give me the Beverly Hills crew any day....

I can't drive 55....

People are funny.

So, on 93N for an exit or two - it's acceptable to drive in the breakdown lane; it should be used primarily for those who are trying to get off at the exits, so that they don't have to sit in traffic waiting to get off, when everyone else is still travelling north.

Tonight, when I tell you the highway was wide open - I mean, to the point of the far two left lanes being completely empty.  I was in the 2d lane from the breakdown lane, approaching my exit.

So, here I am trying to merge into the lane to actually get off for my exit, and almost got wiped out by cars that were flying up the lane so fast -- just to continue on straight!  Why they weren't travelling in the fast lane, is beyond me. Really???

These are the people that ruin it for everyone else.  Always in a rush to go nowhere.
It's all fun and games until someone gets killed....

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Today's post is brought to you today by the letter "R"...

So, this is a word I've used a lot lately.

Have you?

  1. ceaseless and intense: never slackening, but continuing always at the same intense, demanding, or punishing level
  2. persistently hostile: pursuing, attacking, or opposing somebody or something persistently and without mercy