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I am a mother of three boys and one girl, my youngest son Walker is developmentally delayed with no diagnosis, I am divorced and re-married, living life as I never imagined. I may be cynical, but I try to see the world as it is.... no frills but plenty of laughs.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bartending Lessons

Life Lessons aquired from being a bartender

  • A person is not defined by what they drink but how they drink it.
  • Tips do matter
  • Never go out with man who asks you the first time in, after a few weeks you will see his true nature
  • People are more than what they walk through the door showing you
  • Quick fixes are non exsistant
  • People will always push the limit (you don't have to go home, but you can't stay here)
  • A smile and good sense of humor can defuse most any situation
  • Cops can be your friends
  • Be careful how you advertise (ask us about our daily special!!)
  • Never discuss politics or religion over beer
  • Always know what you are putting in your mouth

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New Ink

I am in need of some new ink.  I waited until I was almost 30 to get my very first tattoo.  It wasn't that I was against them, I just couldn't figure out what I wanted to put on my body for the rest of my life.  One night while hanging with my sister,(and probably a few shots of southern comfort) we were discussing this and both agreed that we didn't just want any type of tattoo that any random person could have.  In unison we both said "unless it was you!".  So we birthed the idea of having all four sisters get our very first tattoos together.  We even picked out Chinese lettering that says sisters and all of us have our own color scheme.

Flash forward a few years and I decided to quit smoking.   I didn't tell anyone, not even my husband, in fear that I would be doing it for someone other than myself. After a few months of being smoke free, my husband made me a deal that if I stopped smoking for one full year he would buy my next tattoo.  So this was perfect!  I would have a constant reminder not to ever go back to smoking.  I knew that I wanted one on my ankle and that I wanted it to incorporate my two boys.  So I came up with this design which is actually a pendant that I have.
The Libra sign is on top for my oldest son's birthday and the Aries sign is on the bottom for my younger son.

Fast forward a few more months and my best friend and I were discussing that we really want another tattoo, but again the dilemma of what to get.  She is an only child, and we have been like sisters for twenty years so it was only natural that we pick something that represents both of us.  We ended up with the constellation of Virgo (which we both are) and put them on our neck. ( I can't seem to find a picture of them electronically)

So now, I am itching.. again. I knew that once i had more children I would want to put something regarding them in a tattoo as well.  I call them my Yin and Yang, so my bff hooked me up with this idea and I really love it!

Now I just have to figure out where I want it!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mommy and Poo Day!

Today Poo and I set out for a perfect Mommy and Me celebration.  We headed down to Easton Pa to see the Laurie Berkner Band!!  For months we have been listening to her CD's and watching her DVD and Poo loves to dance and sing to all of her songs.  As soon as we get in the car she exclaims "ON, ON", which means she wants her music on.  And don't try to fool her with the radio or another sound track because that will just piss her off! (I'm not sure who she gets that from?")

My GPS system took us the scenic route, and I very much appreciated it! The routes through New Jersey were beautiful and the spring day was just perfect!

I even forgot that we were driving through New Jersey!  Once we arrived in Easton we met up with our good friends Mark, Courtney and their two munchkins. We found a great restaurant and had the most amazing Hawaiian pizza I have ever had in my entire life. (for those of you who watch Jack's big music show you know why I had to use that quote!) Poo must of agreed because she actually ate 2 whole pieces!!

We walked the cute town and found the theater in no time. 

Poo was restless so we walked and walked until the show began, but she was so thrilled to dance and clap her hands and watch all the other kids having a great time! My camera on my phone does not have a flash so I was unable to get any pictures during the show, but honestly I was to busy buzzing and 4,3,2,1 blast off, to be able to take any pictures. 

We headed back home the same country route and found a great little winery which of course I had to stop at.

The Four Sisters Winery, and yes I bought all of my three sisters wine!!  
All in all it was a great day!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Muscial Revelations

As I was downloading some new music for my ipod, i was thinking about how eclectic my musical tastes truly are and how reflective they are of my emotional status at the time. I am sure this is true of most people, since we must connect to the lyrics and the music in order to really appreciate it.  Thanks to the electronic devices that we currently have, I am able to keep all of my various genres in one place and can easily skip through.  Some days its like taking a walk down memory lane.

Some of you were a part of these memories!

Here are some of those songs that represent my life, in no particular order:

  • God - Tori Amos
  • Whose bed have your boots been under - Shania Twain
  • Jackie Wilson Said - Van Morrison
  • St. Stephen - Grateful Dead
  • Just a Girl - No doubt
  • Red,Red wine - UB 40
  • A little bit stronger - Sarah Evans
  • Darling Nicki - Prince
  • Not the Doctor - Alanis Morrisette
  • All Jacked up - Gretchen Wilson
  • Send me on my Way - Rusted Root
  • Sin Wagon - Dixie Chicks
These are just a few that come to mind..... 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A little help for my girls

An unexpected day of no children led me to the mall.  Not my favorite place to be, since I am uncomfortable buying clothes from the teenage girls who are the size of my thigh.  I am also not sure where I really should be shopping.  I still want to be "cool" or in "style" especially since the styles that are back in fashion have been mine all along, but need to be that functional mother too.  But what does one exactly do with four hours of uninterrupted time.... so I found myself at the bra and underwear store. 

For the past four years I have either been pregnant or breastfeeding needless to say my ta-tas have taken a beaten and so have my bras.  I'm usually pretty cheap when it comes to underwear.  I figure its under my clothes for pete's sake!  Sure I have that "one" special something, but honestly its for pleasure and not function.  But after looking at my drawer full of sad and uncomfortable undergarmets I realized that I need some professional help. 

Luckily, I knew just the place and the right person. My friend Elsa hooked me up!

I was amazed at how organized they are! She measured me which to my surprise I have been wearing a whole cup size to small and a whole band to large!  Once I put on the correct size, I could immediately feel the difference! She gave me a whole drawer full of all their different styles and I was able to try them on.  As women, we all have different shapes and sizes and most importantly preferences.  For me, I go for the full coverage, under wire with just a little lining. After determining the styles that I prefer I was then able to pick out different colors and patterns. 

Can I just say.... awesome!!  Seriously ladies, treat yourself!! 

Friday, April 1, 2011

My personal addiction

With spring up ahead I have begun the process of switching out my winter clothes for the spring ones.  After pulling out six different tubs of clothes from various hidden spaces in my house, I realized that I have one serious addiction.... clothes. It is definitely genetic since my mother has four closets of clothes and still has to pack away out of season stuff.

I just can't help myself!  I have some logical reasons for having multiple wardrobes.  The biggest reason is that I fluctuate between four sizes most of the time. Sizes 8 through 12.  I can't really see the point in getting rid of the clothes if I am just going to need them in a few months anyways. The other reason is just that I can't stand wearing the same outfit within a two week period. In my younger years I would spend my spare time going through my closet and creating new and fun ways to wear my clothes.  These days however, i do not have that luxury, so usually one shirt is always paired with one pair of pants and that can't be worn for another 15 days.

I honestly need a twelve step program!  I think I read that they are having one at the mall!