August 31, 2006

One Word:


I had the 'Chocolate Fudge Brownie' and I tried Tyler's 'Cherry Garcia'. I can't even describe how good they are. The 'Chocolate Fudge Brownie' is so rich and so thick and SOOO good, you could never drink the whole thing at once. I sneak sips during the day when the daycare kids have driven me to insanity... just a little sip and I'm a happy girl again!

August 28, 2006

Who Needs A Man!

This is why you have a best friend who likes nice things too... Then you don't need a man. These are the items that my best friend and I have picked out to get each other for Christmas this year. The Tiffany 1837 ring and pendant. Only 118 days til Christmas!


August 25, 2006


August 24, 2006

Currently Reading...

Not to be confused with:

August 23, 2006

Silly Daycare Parents... Tricks Are For Providers

I usually don't talk about my daycare parents on here, just in case they find me. But I know this mother doesn't have internet, so hopefully she will not read this... and if she does, oh well, she will just realize how unsmart she really was. And how whiners always come in last around here!!

I decided to change my contract this summer. I had it to where the parents received 5 free days that they didn't have to pay for, if their child was out. I received 10 days paid - personal/sick/vacation to use whenever. Well, I thought since my mom had started working for me that there probably wouldn't be the need for me to close that much so I changed it to them paying whether their child was here or not, and me not getting paid for any time I take off/close the daycare. Except for some holidays.

I have normal holidays off with pay like normal people with normal jobs: Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc. Well, since I was giving up 10 days paid, I added TWO more paid holidays. One is President's Day and the other is Columbus Day. I will admit Columbus Day is pretty far fetched but I just lost 10 days of paid time off here people!!

Seriously, throw this girl a bone please, daycare is not a job that comes with perks and benefits and 401Ks. Give me a little somethin'.

Well, yesterday one of my daycare moms came in and was not happy about it at all. So she just starts in questioning me about it and I just stood there. I really didn't say anything because I honestly didn't feel like it. I have better things to use my energy for. Like the 5 kids I care for. So I let her stand at my door and mumble things under her breath about it. Then she left and the world went on.

But I knew it wouldn't end there.

My mom helps me in the morning and so she is the one to get most of the kids when they arrive. Well, I KNEW this mom would say something to my mom this morning and sure enough, she did! I guess she's still upset about it and I guess she'll talk to me this afternoon about it further.

Well, that's fine with me. I will tell her I'll be opened Columbus Day and President's Day. Then I'll hand her a letter and let her know that her current contract will stay active and in that contract I get 10 paid days off!! She can have her silly little Columbus Day. I have 10 days to take off , get PAID for and do whatever I want with now.

Hmm, maybe I'll take Halloween off... it's a holiday right?

August 22, 2006

Breaking News

Wassup? I did NOT know there was a Hip-Hop boycott on Cristal Champagne. (Or would that be a 'BOyee'cott?) Thanks to K-Fed and his lousy reviews, I now know.

Dang G, I needs to take my bling bling off and put down my bottle.
Why is this home girl the last to know about this?
PEOPLE!!... why are you diss'n me like this? Straight up, why aren't you sharing the 411? Now I look all jacked up sitting here chillin in my crib with my big grill smile on my face, drinking my Cristal all 24/7. I'm an embarrassment to my whole gangsta dawgs! Please don't be hatin'... I didn't know, A'ight!

Holla - Peace Out!

PS- Wanna get ghetto too? Go here Dawg! And show me your best Ghetto talk. And don't be frontin' - we know you want to shizzle yo fazizzle!!

August 21, 2006

Was This A Monday?

Cause I'm not sure that my daycare kiddos got the memo. Usually they are not at their best on Mondays, but today was rather nice. We had some screaming here and there, but nothing like most Mondays. Maybe since I was closed last Friday they thought yesterday was Monday. I had a couple moms come in and say their babies were not happy campers yesterday, but those babies did really well today, so maybe that was it... maybe they thought yesterday was Monday and their parents got a little taste of what my Mondays are usually like.
Hmmm, I'm going to have to take Fridays off more often.

Other than that, there is nothing going on around here. We're getting ready to have a very yummy dinner... roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, zucchini, squash and probably some kind of rolls or bread. (And maybe, a trip up to Dairy Queen afterwards - if there's room.)

August 20, 2006

I Was Gonna Keep My Mouth Shut - But You Know Me!

I wasn't going to talk about this, because I think this person (can't say man, cause I'm not so sure he is one) has gotten MORE media attention than they've EVER deserved in life. But, since I just can't contain myself, here goes:

When I first heard this "story" (cause we all should know by now it's just a "story" made up by a very mentally ill individual), I was thrilled that the killer had finally been caught. But then more reports came out and I saw John Mark Karr on tv. You remember that first news story, where they were all man handling him and he had a look on his face that clearly showed he was enjoying every minute of it.
Well, that was it for me... I knew at that moment he was not guilty. And I couldn't have been the only one. So WHY? WHY? WHY? are we giving this person any more attention?

Another question... why in the world are they serving him champagne, wine and beer on the plane? Why is he being wined and dined like royality? He's being treated like a rockstar and yet he's suppose to be a "suspect" in the case of a murder of a 6 year old girl.

I only hope that once he lands in LAX and gets on an American airline, we place him down with the cargo. Ok, not really, but I'm pretty sure peanuts and orange juice are about all he deserves at this point.

August 19, 2006

Fair Pics and A "Special" Pic For the Mamas

Go here to my other blog to see the fair pics. Or Tyler's Blog , or Taylor's Blog to see even more pics.

I saw this and thought of all you happily lactating bloggers:

You'll be happy to know that at the Indiana State Fair, nursing mothers had their very own tent and had a place to nurse their babies to their hearts content. Of course they should be allowed to do it ANYWHERE, right?! lol And just to let you know how cool I am with nursing, we ate right next to it. (Although I had water with my lunch.) Also, I am a little confused at why they have a man's hand on the sign... and what is it suppose to be doing???

August 18, 2006


I read two different kinds of blogs. Popular and not so much. My blog is "not so much". I'm ok with that, because for me, I wouldn't have time or energy to take a week out of my life to go to a BlogHer convention. (Although from the pics, it looked like everyone had a rockin time.)

I wasn't the most poplular in school. I wasn't the least poplular either. I was middle ground. Although I did get to sit at the cheerleader's table a couple of times. (And I hated it... catty girls, ugh! Go do a cartwheel or something!)

Anyhoo... how can you tell the popularity of a blog? Well, it's right there in the comments! Comments are nice. It lets people know their blog is actually getting read.

I don't get many comments and many of the blogs I read don't get many comments either. So here's my plan.... You leave comments for me - I'll leave comments for you.

And if not, oh well, I'll still be here ranting and raving. Even if it's to my own self.
Hey, there's a new concept... leave comments to yourself. Hmm, I may try it.

August 17, 2006

Sexy Swimwear

I'm not sure if I could see myself in something like this - too revealing!

August 14, 2006

Again - Why Do I Go Out?

I get so irritated at people so easily. And I know I should have more patience but seriously people, how hard is it to work a Burger King drive thru?! OH my gosh!
I say the value meal number, you punch it into your computer. WhaLaa. Easy.

Long story short... my patience were gone! 11 hours of daycare on a Monday (you can't even fathom it unless you've done it), starting our new school year after daycare was over, and then having to go to Kohl's to do some back-to-school shopping (ok, so we're homeschoolers and don't REALLY need new clothes for school, but I love back-to-school shopping and my kids needed new shoes). All that had left my patience pretty much down to nothing. Then I made the mistake of thinking that we could just go through a drive thru real fast since it was almost 8pm. Ya, you'd think I would have learned my lesson... but I'm silly that way.

So we head to BK, get up to the speaker and once again are questioned 101 times about the request of not putting meat on the whopper jr, plus more irritating things that I don't even have the energy to type about at this point.

End of story... my mom was driving my suv and I told her to put it in reverse and get us out of there. So my mom, being the nice woman that she is, politely told the girl that we were cancelling our order, put it in reverse and started to back up until the girl said something like "do you want ketchup?" to which my mom put it back in drive, pulled up and once again said politely "we're cancelling our order". I thought I was going to scream, but instead pulled the Rescue Remedy out of my purse and sprayed away to my heart's content.

Now I'm off to bed. I needs me sleep! Tomorrow will be another busy day and my oldest is coming down with some sort of throat illness. I will be searching for a natural herbal remedy. If that doesn't work, off to the MD we'll go for a Rx.

So much fun to be had!

August 12, 2006

Ba da dat dat daaa... Not Lovin It

Or at least I'm close. I just can't eat Mc D's anymore. Every time I get it I ask myself "Why did you get this?!?".

Tonight we were running around and needed dinner... sooooo, instead of coming home (like I should have) we stopped and did the drive thru thing. I promised myself I was going to get a salad but something I like to call the "Satanic Hamburglar" spoke nothing but evil in my ear while I was placing my order and I ended up ordering a double cheeseburger meal.

I'm sure my doggies enjoyed it. I took a couple bites and decide that wasting the money wasn't the point, I just can not eat this crap anymore.

If I get hungry later, I'll make myself some organic maple oatmeal I found at the store today. One of my daycare babies has oatmeal every other morning and it's been making me hungry for it.

Our movie was good last night. Not something I'd want to watch over and over again, but I didn't fall asleep totally. Ok, I did in one part and we had to rewind it. Or whatever it is you do to dvds. Do you "rewind"? I know you can "fast forward"... Hmm, I guess I'll have to take a look at my dvd remote... hold on ... Ok, I did. And the answer is - No, you do not "rewind" a dvd, you press "reverse" and it goes back. Or you can press "previous". Just a good little tidbit to know, for whatever reason. You never know what they'll come up with next time you go to renew your driver's license.

August 11, 2006

It's Movie Night

Location: Mom's Bed

Movie: The Shaggy Dog

Snacks: Popcorn, Peanut Butter M&Ms, Mike and Ikes, Snowcaps

Cost: $8.94

Life Lesson: Hearing my grandkids tell me about their
"Movie Nights".

August 10, 2006

Nice Ending

A nice way to end my very busy day. I had the BLT and fries... and it was yummy! As for work today... it went ok. I knew I could handle it. I am SO glad tomorrow is Friday!

I'm Such A Nice Boss

I gave my mom the day off so she could go to Ohio with my dad to visit my grandma. Aren't I nice? Or am I crazy? I sure am hoping that it's true what they say... "What goes around comes around", cause I sure could use some extra niceness today. I'm here alone with 4 babies and a toddler (plus my own 2). Say a prayer? Send good thoughts? Anything will do. Wish me luck!

August 8, 2006

In The Words of Public Enemy

Get up get, get get down
911 is a joke in yo town
Get up, get, get, get down
Late 911 wears the late crown
911 is a joke!
And I will be calling our town Marshall (head of police) in the morning!

But until then, here's the scoop:
Like usual, anytime my kids and I venture out into public,
chaos erupts...
We went to get icees, but the icee machine was broke.
So, we take a nice little drive through our little town's park. We decided to stop and swing a minute. As I'm walking to the swings, I notice a teenage boy carrying a cat upside down. I decide to keep my eye on him. He walks over to a group of 3 other boys and I knew nothing good could come about from the looks they were giving this poor cat. Now in their defense, maybe they WERE trying to help the cat, but... they needed to use some common sense and this is where I come in. Two of the boys are on a moped. They decide they're going to take the cat. They
decided the best way to do this would be to lift up the seat of the moped, (you know the little storage compartment) and put the cat in the there. I overheard one of the boys say, "The cat's not going to be able to breathe and it's going to die". Well, I guess that really didn't matter because they put the cat in, put the lid down and proceeded to get on the moped and drive away. This is where I come in again... only this time I'm holding my cell phone, dialing 911 and telling these young men that what they are doing is called a FELONY. At least it is in Indiana! (As it well should be!) So they are telling me the cat is hurt, I'm trying to talk to the 911 operator, he's getting mad at me because I'm yelling at these boys to get the cat out of their moped and my head is spinning. Finally they let the cat go. The cat RUNS as fast as it can away from these kids (not looking too hurt, I might add) and I'm trying to tell the 911 operator where I'm at. He wants to know which park... so I say the park on Church Street. (Basically the only park our town has) So he tells me someone will be right there. This was at 7:30... at 8:15, no one had shown up. So, I call the police department, which is answered by another town's police department (cause our town is so small) and I tell them that I've been waiting for 45 minutes. The guy says that someone did drive through, I tell him NO THEY DID NOT! He tells me someone went to "Landmark Park" and no one was there. Well, there ya go. We weren't at that park, we were at "Memorial Park". The one on Church Street, like I SAID! This other park isn't on church street, it's on Staat Street which is about 3 blocks away. Which led me to ask..."OK, so if they went to the other park, why didn't they just drive three more blocks and check out the other park?!" I was not happy and of course he didn't have an answer to that. So, then I said I wanted to talk to someone, they tell me I'll have to wait until morning and talk to our town's Marshall. Because not all felonies are equal. Just the important ones that can get written up in our weekly police blotter to make the police department look good. Hmm, maybe this should get written as a Letter to the Editor.
Or maybe by morning I will have calmed down and this won't matter anymore. Who knows. The point is the cat is safe (or at least had a chance to escape) and I feel better knowing that.

Today We're Gonna Party Like It's...

Well, not like it's 1999... but we are going to "party"... kind of.

My oldest daycare girl is leaving for preschool and today is her last day. It's sad, yet exciting. I'm gonna miss her but I think she's going to have a lot more fun with other kiddos her own age. So... we're having a little "going away" party. Not sure how much of a "party" it's going to be considering the other party goers are age 2, 10 months, 4 months and 3 months... but I'll let ya know.

Other than that, not much else is going on. My dreams of getting the daycare out of my house and into a building are just slowing shattering before my eyes. lol And I'm not surprised... I think I would be surprised if everything was coming together as I'd like. I guess that's just God's way of telling me that my plans aren't the best and His are. And that's ok. I will wait.

The boys are out and about with grandpa today. He's on vacation this week so they're coming up with things to keep him busy during his time off. Right now they are at the dealership getting oil changes for my car and my mom's car. After that, they are going to a music store to look at guitars for T1. He thinks that's an instrument he would/could be interested in. Then they'll probably get lunch somewhere and head over to the John Deere store for T2.

My plans? Well... I'll probably spend the day changing poopy diapers, being thrown up on, listen to screaming babies, get them all asleep at the same time- have one start screaming two minutes later only to have them all wake up screaming, referee many fights between the 3 yr old and 2 yr old, clean up many spills, and maybe, JUST maybe get two bites of a chocolate chip muffin as my only food of the day- just like yesterday. I know you're jealous! Really, it's a rock star's life over here!

I'll be sure to keep you updated... I know you're on the edge of your seats!

August 6, 2006

I Am Not Label Worthy

I thought I was a Conservative... but then I went here and now I'm confused.
I do like to share and be unselfish and I'm not opposed to change. I'm not against moving forward, although I am careful to avoid danger. But then if you go here
I like many of these qualities too. I'm so confused. Is there a name for someone who believes a little in everything? Because they all have some good points. But then you have this party... and this party. How am I ever going to vote in '08? I guess I should be glad I work with little kids all day who don't give a care what political stance I take. Now if we're talking Disney vs Nick Jr... there's a platform I know a little more about.

August 1, 2006

I DO Heart Tuesdays

Or any days like today. Everyone was gone by 5:00 and 3 of my kiddos were picked up way earlier than their normal pick up time. One of my babies would not nap and another got shots yesterday and was not a happy camper. They were all pretty grouchy in general and I blame that on this horrible heat. Can it get any hotter? So anyway, the daycare goddess was good to me today... and let me tell ya, it's been a long time comin!

Yes, it's the little things that make me happy!