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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Family Fudge

One of my most favorite quotes is:

Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.  ~Author Unknown


This is such a very true statement!  Well when it comes to my family anyway!  The holidays are upon us and every year around this time the memories from childhood of our family gatherings come back to me!  It always fun and hilarious to sit here and go down memory lane!  


(one of the many Christmas's spent together)

But after going down memory lane I see my daughter and realize she'll never those memories like we did with the whole family packed in to a tiny house, with a ton a food and games and there was almost always a fight between someone but those are the things I miss about the holidays is our whole family together!

My kid will never have that all because of stupid petty arguments that have taken place since my grandma passed!  My aunts and uncles are grown adults and can't manage to get over the petty stuff and get along for the kids sake!  

Yeah I've done my best to make Alyssa's holidays as memorable and fun as possible but its just not the same!  

So I guess the whole point of this is even though you may fight and not always agree with your family love them and be there for them anyway!  You never when they won't be there!  

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Random Pictures!

The kids (nephews + alyssa) couldn't manage to catch a live one so they found them a dead one to catch!

Back when everything she did was so sweet and innocent!

50's day at school for red ribbon week

One of my most favorite I've taken recently!

One of my weird crazy concoctions that I made for crazy hat day during homecoming week!

The crazy weird things I find in my dryer!

80's day during homecoming week

Poor tiger didn't stand a chance against me and my siccors!


Cool lightining pic I got during a storm a couple weeks ago

Alyssa's hangglider patch she got in awanas

About to meet his fate

A sneek peek at the quilt I'm making alyssa for christmas

Photo challenge day 1!

So starting today I'm going to do a photo (who knows may end up being more than one) a day for a year!  Yeah may seem crazy but I want to see where this ends up!

Ok so todays photo(s):

"Hurry it cold"

The whole group!

By herself!  

The fearless driver!  Man must be nuts if hes gonna drive a limo with 9 kids and only one adult for supervision on a trip to and from mcdonalds!


Today Alyssa got to go on a limo ride to mcdonalds that she earned by selling 15 savers cards for school!  She was excited!  She has been talking about it nonstop since she got home!   Lets just hope that the next time she rides in a limo is very far of in the very very very distant future!  LOL

Monday, October 10, 2011

It says so much!

"God Gave Me You"

I’ve been a walking heartache
I’ve made a mess of me
The person that I’ve been lately
Ain’t who I wanna be

But you stay here right beside me
And watch as the storm blows through
And I need you

Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you
Gave me you

There’s more here than what we’re seeing
A divine conspiracy
That you, an angel lovely
Could somehow fall for me
You’ll always be love’s great martyr
And I’ll be the flattered fool
And I need you

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

On my own I’m only
Half of what I could be
I can’t do without you
We are stitched together
And what love has tethered
I pray we never undo

Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you, gave me you.
He gave me you. 






Saturday, October 1, 2011

Day 1

So today is Day 1 of the diet!  Which I stupidly though was gonna be a breeze because you can pretty much eat anything you want and as much as possible (crazy I know but it is a crucial part)!   Well I(we) were wrong 1)the drops taste like ass 2) thanks to the drops its actually difficult to load up!  Like seriously 4 bites of pizza and I was stuffed!  But I will keep pushing it will all be worth it in the end!   Off to go and try and put down the 2 cupcakes my mom has donated to the cause!  LOL wish me luck!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Motherhood

Being a mom isn't always easy!  I never claim it to be, never thought it would be so easy.  But when you sit here at night watching your little one sleep wondering am I doing the best I can for him/her?  Well thats where I am right now.  She's sleeping and just looks so peaceful and happy and here I am sitting here crying!  I would love to say that this is just so out of the normal for me but its not and I would be lying to you and myself!  I love my daughter more than anything in the world!  I do everything I possibly can!  I would give her the world if I could and thought thats what she needed!  But its not all she needs is my love and support (maybe the occasional M&M's) but thats it!  But for just once in the last 6 1/2 years I would love to have someone to go to bed with everynight, someone to share all of this responsibility and stress with!  But for now since a moms job is never done its off to go finish the hat and then to make the shirt that maths for her for school tomorrow!   <------- (more about the hat at a later date)



What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce. -Mark Twain

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


So my kid comes home with a discipline notice.  Note she's only in first grade.  Her and 7 other girls had another student (boy) caught.  They were pulling on his shirt choking him made his neck red and sore.  Had bruises from being pinced and also they were kicking and twisting his arms!  
Now this is the same little boy that was a bully to them last year but in NO way is them doing this appropriate I know!
They all have lunch and recess detention for the rest of the week.  I on top of it have taken away everything in her room but her bed, she's lost game time, tv privlages, her smelly pencial money, gotten a spanking from me and is being made to wrtie letters of appology to the duty teacher, her teacher, the principal, the boy and to the boy's parents!  The principal told them if there is a next time they would all get 3 swats to which I informed her if it happened again I would double the 3 and she would loose everything for at least 6 months!
Ughh Seriously this kid is gonna drive me to a psych ward somewhere!  After everything I did last year standing up for her when she was being bullied she'pulls this crap!   UUGHHHHHH *pulls hair out*

Saturday, August 13, 2011

And another is about to bite the dust!

So only one more day and this summer comes to a close for us!  Alyssa will start 1st grade on monday!  I am so excited and sad all in one!  

Where in the world is that cute little innocent precious baby I held in my arms 6 years 4 months and 5 days ago (yes I did the math)!  


(well for the life of me can't find any of her baby pics so will add one in here when I finally  find one)


Tomorrows long list of to do's involves:
- A trip to the grocery store to make sure we have what we need for lunches.
- Pulling out and labeling all school supplies.
- Packing all said school supplies.
- Making Alyssa pick out her first day of school outfit (to spare the hour long decision that morning)
- Deciding what she will be taking for lunch the first day of school
- Deciding what she wants for breakfast the first day of school
- And attempting to get her behind in bed and to sleep at a decent hour!


And all that on top of unpacking, sorting and putting away of all the stuff we bought on the yard sale trip (another bloggy post that will be coming soon).



Bargains Galore on 64!



Bargains Galore 64 is always a blast!

Here is a little info from their site so that you know what it is!




THE 12th ANNUAL BARGAINS GALORE on 64 will take place on August 11-13, 2011, Thursday through Saturday. If you haven't been out looking at all the antiques, collectibles and just great buys, you have missed 160 miles of yard sales. "Shop until you drop" along Highway 64 (which parallels Interstate 40) from Fort Smith past Conway to Beebe, Arkansas


The River Valley of Arkansas is proud to host another of our Bargains Galore on 64 yard sale extravaganzas. This annual event is held on Thursday through Saturday, the second weekend in August and offers a great opportunity for commercial vendors, non-profit groups, clubs, schools, churches, civic organizations, etc., to promote their products or service. There are no limitations on what vendors may market, though we particularly encourage antiques and collectibles.

Designated a "Travel Treasure" by Southern Traveler magazine, the event draws family vacationers and dealers, buyers and sellers alike, who "treasure" not only great bargains along Hwy 64 but also the friendly atmosphere and the beautiful vistas that prevail.

We have grown tremendously each year, thanks to the great support of the various chambers of commerce and other tourist promotion agencies throughout the River Valley area.






We left out Wednesday afternoon after Alyssa's drs appt and drove to Russellville and stayed there for the night! Alyssa got her time in the pool (the requirement for her) and then we vegged out in the room for the night!






Then it was up bright eyed and early at 5AM to get the 3 of us through the shower bags in the truck and off to eat breakfast! We decided we wanted cracker barrell since it was only a couple blocks down the street! Then came the rain. It poured and poured for forever we ended up going to walmart after breakfast to kill time until the rain stopped then we headed out yard sale-ing. We had to contend with the rain off and on most of the day but we did get some good finds! We made it to Clarksville later that day and fed the kid and checked in to our hotel. It had a hot tub (which I'm sure you're guessing thats where I spent part of the evening and your right) LOL! The next morning it was up at 4:30 get ready do breakfast and head out on the road for more deals! We finally made it home around 6:30PM friday and we were exhausted. Not long after unpacking the truck and loading my stuff in to my car and getting home it started storming and we lost electricity (just what you wanna come home to) which we didn't get back until around 11:30! All in all it was a good but long exhausting trip!






Now for the few pictures that I have!






Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sorry for the disappearing act!

I've been pretty busy lately!  Between crafty world and dental work its been busy around here!  So to share a few pics of things I've been making!







Next is a lunch box for alyssa for school!  We'll see how well that one goes!  Thankfully I have until the 15th to get it made!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Quilting and OCD!

So this week was a baby quilt that had to be done by tomorrow at 3pm well I finished it yesterday at noon!  Yay for me!  But it almost didn't happen!  After piecing all the blocks and putting them all together I realized I screwed up and the only way to fix it to look like what its supposed to look like (this)

But after sitting here staring at for 3 hours seam ripper in hand and all I decided to leave it!  And here is the finished project!
Yes its still urking me that I didn't rip it all out and start over but oh well to late now!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Never thought....

.... these checkbook covers would go over so well!  But they have went over like gang busters.  I have orders coming out of my ears for them!  But I have to say I'm loving it!  They are quick simple and fun to make!    Well off to feed the minions lunch then a water balloon fight with Alyssa then back to checkbook cover world!







Thursday, June 30, 2011

Just 4 little words!

Happy Birthday To ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well its not until tomorrow but thought I would get a jump!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Crazy cat!

So someone came by to bring me something and the cat escaped when I answered the door.  Well next thing I know I look over in the yard and there she is with her nose to the ground like a bloodhound following a scent!  When will my cat realize she's a cat not a dog?   This is the only thing she does where she's acting like a dog!

Crazy hectic busy weekend has only begun!

The start to my crazy weekend has only begun and its started off good so far.  This morning I did my yard sale rounds came out with some clothes for Alyssa and I also found 2 huge boxes of fabric for $5 a piece (awesome score).  Then it was home to unload the finds and clean the car for tonight.   Tonight is girls night again which includes me, Nikki, and our 2 rug-rats where we are going on a shopping run for me for bday presents for the rest of the weekend its also gonna include a trip to chuckie cheese (pray for us)!  I have plan the rounds out for this shopping trip but it never fails something will happen and mess it up!  Then it will be back to Nikki's' for a little while!


Tomorrow is was has become known as the Old Ladies Birthday Party (and yes I'm included in that)  the age range is from 26 to 92 but its always a blast when we all get together.  We are partying yet again at Big Jake's.  


Sunday is one of the nephews (josh's) birthday party which we are doing at Creekmore park so he can ride the train and go swimming and then its back to my grandmas to eat, do presents and cake!  


Someone can come insert that caffeine IV now because I'm sure by the end of the weekend I will be worn out and need it desperately!


Does someone wanna come be my stand in?   Please!  Because just thinking about all of this is wearing me out!  

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

1 very gigantic bottle of tequila please!

Its just been one of those kinda days and with all the stress and pain Dr Pepper (no matter how much I love and worship the stuff)  just isn't cutting it today I need something STRONGER!   Or better yet someone take the kid for a week and let me relax and sleep and I might just survive!  LOL!  Ahhhh if it was oh so easy to do(well it is but its illegal and not gonna do that one, but one can dream as long as she doesn't act on it)!   Off to go do yet again more dishes and laundry.......




Good bye until later my crazy followers!

Ok need opinions!

It was suggested I get a water pik!  I've spent all day researching looking at reviews comparing prices, and well I'm more confused than ever!  So if you have used, currently have or know anything about them which one would you suggest?   I'm open to any and all suggestions right now I'm at a total loss!   Rescue me my crazy but loyal followers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

UGHHHHH the pain!

The last week or so has been a long one!  I had a dentist appointment about a week ago where I learned I have to have $1057 worth of work done thank goodness for insurance it'll only cost me $300 yeah I know still wow but better than the no insurance price. Thankfully its not all at one whack the work will be broken up in to 3 appointments so that will make it a little more manageable   Even though right now I think I would rather it all be at once considering the pain I'm in.   I woke up yesterday morning with my bottom gums in the front swollen so bad they are practically purple and hard as rocks.  Anbesol has been my best friend. 


I have been managing to get some sewing done thankfully.  I've made about 30 felt strawberries!


Well off to go find my friend and numb up the mouth again later all!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Its been a crazy week around my house! This is the first full week of summer for Alyssa (whatever idiot thought up summer break needs to be taken out back and shot by a bunch of 6 year olds)!  Alyssa plans on spending a big part of her summer at her nana's house helping her out and sewing.


Tuesday Alyssa's cat decided to have her kittens 6 in all!  It was an eventful occasion around here because I spent all morning rescuing her out from under Alyssa's bed (which isn't easy) then the last time Alyssa's came in here saying "princess is under my bed again and she sounds funny"  and to that one I took off running.  Only to get there in time to see her cleaning up the first kitten.  So moved her and the kitten to the box in the kitchen that I had ready for her.  But they are so adorable and cuddly.  The first thing Alyssa does every morning (even before potty time)  she has to go in there and count to make sure they are all there.


I have decided to set up a booth at the old miner's day festival down on main street in September.  In doing so I've spent most of the week planning the stuff to make!  So far on the list is check book covers, pillow case dresses, table runners, coasters, place-mats, felt food sets, and Alyssa and her nana are also plotting and planning.  Its gonna be a crazy few months getting stuff done but I'll pull it off somehow (oh yeah Nikki voluntered to help I just might take her up on that offer lol even though she may regret it)!  

Last night was pretty much an almost normal Friday night went and got my nails filled and decided to treat myself to a pedicure while I was at it (got yelled at by my pedi lady whoops lol)  then went to Big Lots to pick up some stuff and while there Alyssa decided her and Lyla (Nikki's daughter) really need some lip gloss, these water gun things that had candy in them (of course they had to be the pink ones so I had to dig for 2 pink ones)  and Cheetos (note to self never take her shopping with me again).  Then off to meet up with Nikki and lyla and off to Walmart we went where we got stuff for our crafty night.  We made the cutest bows (if I may say so myself)!  It was the very first time ever either one of us has ever made bows!  Then it was home and bedtime (super late compared to normal)!  

Today is up and at em!  Its a family affair to replace the humongous picture window in my grandmas dinning room that has been cracked and being held together by duct tape (I swear I would marry that stuff if I could it solves so many problems) since the winter when it cracked.  Then its dinner for all and after all of that as long as work doesn't decide to keep the boyfriend hopefully I'll get to see him for the first time in 2 weeks since I dropped him and his little boy off at the bus station!  Then tomorrow is grocery shopping and to start the craziness all over again!  

But for now its off to work on some felt food then a shower!  


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Chic Check? LOL

So in the process of making and getting stuff ready for Old Miners Day festival I've decided to play around with check book covers!  I started out with some plain ones this morning just trying to figure out the pattern.....




 and now I'm on to working on a quilted one! (pic of quilted one will come later, its still a WIP)

So heres my problem.......  Price what should I price them?   Any suggestions?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

You Know you are a Quilter when....

1. Your child spills juice on a shirt and instead of looking for stain remover, you are thinking, &quot;Hmmmm, that pink would make a really pretty heart in my patchwork project...&quot;

2. UFO does NOT mean &quot;Unidentified Flying Object.&quot;

3. WIP is something you need to do, not what a lion tamer uses.

4. You have a &quot;stash&quot; and it isn't illegal.

5. You go to get a tiny piece of fabric, and a whole stack falls on the floor.

6. You come to the realization that fabric breeds. You KNOW you've never seen some of that stuff in there before.

7. You buy your own Christmas presents from the fabric shop and give them to DH to put under the tree. (You know you are an online quilter if you know what DH means!!)

8. You find yourself drawing the bathroom tile pattern on a piece of toilet tissue in a public restroom.

9. You think thread is a fashion accessory.

10. You have tried to (or at least thought of) using cat hair as batting.

11. You have purchased more projects than you can do in your lifetime, and yet you continue to look for more.

12. All your walls and beds are bare because you give everything you make away.

13. Before a major holiday or event, you can be seen either up at midnight, or in the car on the way to the event, sewing the last few stitches in.

14. You have given unfinished gifts.

And the final way to tell that you are a true quilter:

15. Fabric Fondling does not sound obscene

THE QUILTIN’ TIMES ARE A-CHANGING

by CindyThury Smith 1999
For our Great-Great Grandmothers,
 in quilting times past—
A frugal quilter had to scrimp, make every scrap last—
 Today wasting fabric is not such a crime—
Today what’s scarce is a quilter’s TIME.
Patterns used to travel with pioneers going west—
Now we swap and share instantly on the Internet—
Once templates were traced, fabric carefully scissored—
Now we slice multiple layers, we’re all Olfa wizards.
At one time a two fabric quilt was a sign of status—
Now Watercolor quilts have hundreds of prints comin’ at us—
Quilters used to gather at small local quilting bees—
Now we congregate at conferences, national teachers to see. Like our Great-Great Grandmothers our lives are busy, we’re stressed—
But with the beauty of our quilts, we feel we are blessed—
As with Great-Great Grandmother, our quilting serves many goals—
To give warmth, grace our homes, and feed our souls. The following 10 rules for quilt teachers were the result of various discussions on the Quilt Teachers list. We were discussing proper attitude.

Quilting Quotes

Quilting Quotes

  1. A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars.
  2. A day patched with quilting seldom unravels.
  3. A quilt is a treasure which follows its owner everywhere.
  4. Asking a quilter to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage.
  5. Ask not what your fabric can do for you, but what you can do for your fabric.
  6. Before Prozac, there was quilting.
  7. Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love.
  8. Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!
  9. Blessed are the piecemakers.
  10. Cooking is for those who don't know how to quilt.
  11. Dull women have immaculate sewing rooms.
  12. Dying to Quilt!
  13. Every quilter has a masterpiece within.
  14. Finished is way better than perfect!
  15. Friends are like fabric - you can never have enough!
  16. Friends are threads of gold in the quilt of life.
  17. Good friends are like Quilts. They age with you, yet never lose their warmth.
  18. I am a material girl.  Wanna see my fabric collection?
  19. I am a quilter and my house is in pieces.
  20. I'd rather be stitchin' than in the kitchen!
  21. If there are no Quilting Bees in Heaven, I ain't going!
  22. I love quilting and have plenty of material witnesses.
  23. I'm creative. You can't expect me to be neat too.
  24. I'm not messy. I'm creative!
  25. In the crazy quilt of life, I'm glad you're in my block of friends.
  26. I only think about quilts on days that end in "Y."
  27. I only quilt on days ending in "Y."
  28. I've spent most of my life making quilts. The rest I've just wasted.
  29. May all of your ups and downs in life be with a needle and thread.
  30. May your sorrows be patched and your joys quilted.
  31. Measure TWICE, cut ONCE.
  32. My soul is fed with needle and thread, my body with chocolate!
  33. Old quilters never die, they just fray away.
  34. Old quilters never die, they just go batts.
  35. Old quilters never die, they just go to pieces.
  36. Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.
  37. Piles follow me everywhere.
  38. Procrastinate.  It frees up time to quilt!
  39. Put your foot down and quilt!
  40. Quilters aren't greedy, they're just materialistic.
  41. Quilters come with strings attached.
  42. Quilters cut corners.
  43. Quilters affect eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops.
  44. Quilters know all the angles.
  45. Quilters lead pieceful lives.
  46. Quilters make great comforters.
  47. Quilters never cut corners.
  48. Quilters touch the past and the future.
  49. Quilting is a gift you give yourself.
  50. Quilting is cheap therapy.
  51. Quilting is happiness, lack of it is sadness.
  52. Quilting is like love.  Enter it with abandon or not at all.
  53. Quilting is my passion...chocolate comes in a close second.
  54. Quilting with a friend will keep you in stitches.
  55. Quilts are like friends - a great source of comfort and warmth.
  56. Quilt 'til you wilt!
  57. Remember, people will see your quilts long after you are gone. . .  Not your housework!!
    [Thank you, Robyn!]
  58. So many quilts, so little time.
  59. The one with the most fabric at the end, WINS!
  60. There's nothing more exciting than starting a new project.
  61. There is no wrong time for quilting.
  62. Those who sleep under a quilt, sleep under a blanket of love.
  63. To quilt or not to quilt, DUH!
  64. What I make with my hands, I give of my heart.
  65. When I learned to quilt, I forgot how to cook!
  66. When life gives you scraps - make a quilt.
  67. When life goes to pieces - Try Quilting!
  68. Will work for FABRIC!
  69. You can always tell a quilter from the threads she wears!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Its just another day!

I've always been one for family traditions and spending time with family on holidays!  But after the blow up with the free loaders on easter holidays for me are now different.  Yeah I've had plenty of people send me happy mothers day wishes but in all honesty its sucks right now!  My day has been pretty much another day.  Woke up fed the kid and the cat and started cleaning then put together my new grill I bought and now sitting here doing absolutely nothing!  Yeah I'll go down to my grandmas later after everyone has left and visit for a few and give her her present but its just not the same!  I've done good with it just being another day all morning until now that everything is done and I"m just left to sit here and think.  


But on a final note Happy Mothers Day to everyone!  I'm off to go find something to clean!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

At this point in my life lyrics - Tracy Chapman

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day everyone!  And since I just have to be different here's some tie dyed roses I found!


Aren't cute!  Ok I know I'm weird but what can I say I like the being different!  LOL!  Hope everyone has a great day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Snow

That word has become a four letter word in my language lately!  I'm really begining to hate the stuff!  We've had so much of it lately that I'm just plain sick and tired of the crap!


Today I had to get out to go to the store and in the process got the car stuck and being stubborn and independent that I am said I can get the car unstuck myself!  Well I did but I am now paying for it because I screwed my shoulder up major!  It hurts like hell!  I can't move my shoulder at all and I have a knot the size of a softball just below my shoulder blade!  I swear being stubborn and independent isn't always a good thing!  But I did learn 2 things today I can get my car unstuck when need be and the next time it happens to call DAD!  LOL!  I will never ever ever do that one again! 

And it's snowing yet again!  I really hate that crap!  Bad part is we have a chance of up to 10 more inches of the crap tuesday night through wednesday!   Seriously how much longer until spring?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Thompson Square - Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Delta Dawn!

Just felt like putting it up!  I needed the boost!

10 Rules That You Won’t Learn in School About Marriage

Rule 1: Marriage isn’t about your happiness.  It’s not about you getting all your needs met through another person.  Practicing self-denial and self-sacrifice, patience, understanding, and forgiveness are the fundamentals of a great marriage.  If you want to be the center of the universe, then there’s a much better chance of that happening if you stay single.

Rule 2: Getting married gives a man a chance to step up and finish growing up.  The best preparation for marriage for a single man is to man up now and keep on becoming the man God created him to be.

Rule 3: It’s okay to have one rookie season, but it’s not okay to repeat your rookie season.  You will make rookie mistakes in your first year of marriage; the key is that you don’t continue making those same mistakes in year five, year 10, or year 20 of your marriage. 

Rule 4: It takes a real man to be satisfied with and love one woman for a lifetime.  And it takes a real woman to be content with and respect one man for a lifetime.

Rule 5: Love is NOT a feeling, it's NOT an emotion.  Love is commitment, a choice.  It’s time to replace the “D word”—divorce—with the “C word”—commitment.  Divorce may feel like a happy solution, but it results in long-term toxic baggage.  You can’t begin a marriage without commitment.  You can’t sustain one without it either.  A marriage that goes the distance is really hard work.  If you want something that is easy and has immediate gratification, then go shopping or play a video game.

Rule 6: Online relationships with old high school or college flames, emotional affairs, sexual affairs, and cohabiting are shallow and illegitimate substitutes for the real thing.  Emotional and sexual fidelity in marriage is the real thing.

Rule 7: Women spell romance R-E-L-A-T-I-O-N-S-H-I-P.  Men spell romance S-E-X.  If you want to speak romance to your spouse, become a student of your spouse and enroll in a lifelong “Romantic Language School,” and become fluent in your spouse’s language. 

Rule 8: During courtship, opposites attract.  After marriage, opposites can repel each another.  You married your spouse because he/she is different.  Differences are God’s gift to you to create new capacities in your life.  Different isn’t wrong, it’s just different.

Rule 9: As a home is built, it will reflect the builder.  Most couples fail to consult the Master Architect and His blueprints for building a home.  Instead a man and woman marry with two sets of blueprints (his and hers).  As they begin building, they discover that a home can’t be built from two very different sets of blueprints.

Rule 10: How you will be remembered has less to do with how much money you make or how much you accomplish and more with how you have loved and lived.

Pass on “The Rules” to a friend who will enjoy them!

11 rules of life that you won’t learn in school

Rule 1: Life is not fair—get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will not make $60,000 per year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping—they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault.  So don't whine about your mistakes; learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes, and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents’ generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you “find yourself.” Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is not real life. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

The Female Perspective

Blowjobs - The Female Perspective
1. First and foremost, we are NOT obligated to do it.
2. Extension to rule #1 - So if you get one, be grateful. 
3. I don't care WHAT they did in the porn video you saw, it is not standard practice to cum on someone's face.
4. Extension to rule #3 - No, I DON'T have to swallow.
5. My ears are NOT handles. 
6. Extension to rule #5 - Do not push on the top of my head. Last I heard, deep throat had been done. And additionally, do you really WANT puke on your dick? 
7. I don't care HOW relaxed you get; it is NEVER OK to fart. 
8. Having my period does not mean that it's "hummer week" - get it through your head - I'm bloated and I feel like shit so no, I don't feel particularly obligated to blow you just because YOU can't have sex right now.
9. Extension to #8 - "Blue Balls" might have worked on high school girls - if you're that desperate, go jerk off and leave me alone with my Midol. 
10. If I have to pause to remove a pubic hair from my teeth, don't tell me I've just "wrecked it" for you. 
11. Leaving me in bed while you go play video games immediately afterwards is highly inadvisable if you would like my behavior to be repeated in the future.
12. If you like how we do it, it's probably best not to speculate about the origins of our talent. Just enjoy the moment and be happy that we're good at it. (See also rule #2 about gratitude.) 
13. No, it doesn't particularly taste good. And I don't care about the protein content. 
14. No, I will NOT do it while you watch TV. 
15. When you hear your friends complain about how they don't get blow jobs often enough, keep your mouth shut. It is inappropriate to either sympathize or brag. 
16. Just because "it's awake" when you get up does not mean I have to "kiss it good morning."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sometimes I wonder!

Is there someone out there for everyone?  The last month has been crazy with a lot emotions!  And trying to everything across to that certain person on how I feel it just seems like I'm always last on the list of what's important!  I wonder is it all worth it at times!  Sometimes it just doesn't seem like it!  But yet I continue to hold on and hold out the hope that things will work out when it seems like the world is just crashing down around me!  What's the point in trying anymore?  Maybe one of these days the answers will come!  I just hope that comes soon because I honestly don't know if I can keep going on like this!  Somethings gotta give soon!

My money saving grocery shopping system! It's LONG!

This subject came up in a group of mine on another website and thought I would post it here for everyone!

Step 1:  Find out what day your local grocery store ads come out and get them!  Also find out when your weekly coupons come out and get them.  You can also find coupons online!
Step 2:  Go through your cabinets, fridge, freezer everywhere you store your food and write down every single thing down.  Even toilet paper paper towels every single thing you would buy when buy groceries and such.
Step 3:  Draw you up a menu.  I take a sheet of notebook paper and draw a line down the middle length wise then draw 6 lines across it at equal distance!  So when done it should have 14 boxes.  Now in those 14 boxes you can divide those boxes in 2 or 3 sections which ever you like I do 3 (breakfast, lunch and dinner).  On the top left corner of each of the main 14 boxes put the day and date!  Then set this page aside for the moment but don't loose it this will be your "bible" so to speak for the next to weeks!
Step 4:  Now count the ads you have then add 2 to it.  Now take another piece of paper and draw you that many colums on it!  The first colum will be the item, at the top put the name of each ad then on the last one put coupon.  Now go through the ad's and write down the things you would normally buy or use in the product name colum, then go to the colum for that add and write brand/price.  Do this for all ads!
Step 5:  I recommend doing this on a extra piece of paper in case you change your mind.  List out all the meals you can make out of what you already have.  Do this until you have enough meals for all squares.  This is where double dutying meals comes in real good!  EX: Say you make a roast for dinner one night take the leftovers add bbq sauce and you have bbq sandwhichs for another meal.  Make sure you put the sides with the meals as well.
Step 6:  Plan when you want the meals by putting them in to your menu page. 
Step 7:  Go through your menu square by square and make out your grocery list.  Say you have fried chicken mashed potatos and corn one night, well you already have the chicken you just need the mashed potatos and corn, so the mashed potatos and corn go on the list!  To help you keep straight what square you've already done I put a tiny check mark by the meal.
Step 8:  Go through your coupons and see what you have coupons for on your list.  The less pickier you are about brands the more you will save.  Combine the sale ads with the coupons and you'll have more.  EX:  Suave deoderant normally is $1.19 but is on sale here for 0.99 well I have a 0.50 off coupon combine the 2 and you only pay 0.49 for the deoderant saving yourself 0.70 (may not seem like much but when you do this on multiple if not all of your items it adds up and quick)
Step 9:  (this is where my ocd habit with this comes in I have the layout of walmart memorized)  Go through organize your list by asile or section writing down what you need and beside it how much of it you need and if you have a coupon how much the coupon is and if its on sale and where and how much.
Step 10:  This is where discipline comes in!  DO NOT go shopping while hungry and DO NOT put anything in your basket that is not on your list!  Now go grocery shopping with coupons and list in hand!  Now if you notice the store brand happens to be cheaper than the ad/coupon combo then if you aren't picky and don't mind the store brand buy it! 
Hints:
If you are buying potatoes buy the bigger bag it is usually cheaper all else fails do the quick math to make sure!
Carrotts are normally cheaper when buy the 5 pound bag compared to the 1 pound bag so if you are going to use a lot of carrotts buy the bigger bag not a bunch of little ones!
If you can find a produce stand buy your fruits and veggies there they are normally cheaper and fresher. 
All else fails buy frozen or canned veggies normally you can find coupons and they will end up being cheaper!

If you would like pics or diagrams let me know and I can put them up as well!  If your confused or have a question just ask!  I tried to make it clear but I may not have done the best of job at it! My mom did this the whole time I was growing up so I've lived in the system and now use it myself. So I know the ins and outs and sometimes its harder to write it all out compared to having you here in person to show you!  But once you figure it out it will become like and old tshirt that is comfy and wanna wear all the time you will be able to do this in your sleep!  But the system doesn't help if you don't put the time in to it!