Thursday, May 29, 2008

What a great day!

Today we got the 6 month post chemo report on my husband. Everything looks great the tumor is gone and his bloodwork came back and it is perfect. What a load off our minds here. In three more months he'll go for another scan then the dreaded week wait for the report. But I have a great feeling that this beast is beat for good.I sure hope that is the case.

I also was informed that I have won a giveaway from another blog that I like to read. Caffeine laced chapstick. WOO HOO! I amloving it already. Caffeine is my drug of choice by far. It is like water to me, I need it to live. Thank you Natalie for hosting this giveaway and choosing me as the winner, and I really did mean that last comment I hate hate hate the Yankees, just ask my husband or kids. My hubby loves them and I love the digs I can give him this season Cough*last*place*cough* Maybe I should have bought a lottery ticket for tonight's drawing.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Snail mail rocks! I love postcrossing.

If you are like me, you like to receive regular notes and letters in your mailbox, just not bills and junk mail. Wouldn't you love to receive beautiful postcards in your mail from all over the world? I sure do. I was so happy this afternoon when I received yet another postcard in the mail. I always tell everyone about The postcard crossing project. “Send a postcard and receive one back from a random postcrosser somewhere in the world!”

A little bit about postcrossing:

The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you'll receive at least one back, from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world.

Why? Because, there are lots of people who like to receive real mail.
The element of surprise of receiving postcards from different places in the world (many of which you'd probably never have heard of) can turn your mailbox into a box of surprises - and who wouldn't like that?

How does it work?

First, the short version:

1. request an address from the website
2. mail the postcard to the address
3. wait to receive a postcard
4. register the received postcard in the system

The first step is to request an address of another user to who, you must mail a postcard. You will receive the recipient's address and a postcard ID (e.g.: US-78) via email. The postcard ID uniquely identifies your postcard in the system.

You must then mail the postcard with the provided ID clearly written on it. This will allow the recipient to register your postcard on Postcrossing, thereby making you the next person whose address will be issued to the next postcrosser who requests an address to mail a postcard to.

You can have up to 5 postcards traveling at any single time. Every time one of the postcards you sent is registered, you can request another address.

The site also has a map where you can track your sent and received cards, a forum full of great people. And all it cost you is the price of a post card and an international stamp. You will not get a postcard from the same country in which you reside. Nor is this a pen pal thing, I mean you can of course start up a pen pal with someone you send a card to if you so choose. I have received 135 postcards so far and I love it I have gotten a post card from every continent except for Antarctica, and from so many different countries. I have even gotten my 6 year old into it. Helps her practice her writing and she loves learning about other countries from the people who send her postcards, a lot of the people enjoy writing to the children, most of us signed up our kids too. I hope that some of you will check it out and sign up too.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Before...and after

Ok as promised here are some photos of the bedroom, there are way more before ones since well before kicked ass in my eye. There was a lot more detail and was a lot more fun than just the 2 colors the room now boasts.

And now it looks like this, simple and worlds different from my no longer masterpiece, but she likes it all that matters. Only that one wall has the accent color on it. There are more polka dots that were added since I took the photos too. Madeline was not too happy with her sister's new room and threw a small fit. She does not believe us when we tell her that her room is not done yet and won't be until July when we can get my step dad over here (he is a carpenter) and Ed has a week off to actually finish it. We had to remind her over and over again that she begged for the smaller room, and that we told her there was no trade backs once we did it, and that the other room would be done first.

As I was uploading these pics to the computer, Lilly came next to me and went "awww I miss my fishies in my room. I want them back." Little shit, sorry kid you are so S.O.L. At least I will now forever have these preserved so I can remember what I once did.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I am no spring chick anymore

Owie owie owie, after all the work we did yesterday and all the work I did today I am so sore. Every inch of my body aches. But the room is looking good! It is all painted and looking pretty. I have some polka dot decals that I can add. We'll see how it looks once it is dry. Any spot that looks like it needs a touch up is going to get a dot LMAO! Kids are coming home tomorrow and we still need to nail in the floor moulding and wash the floor, reassemble Lillian's bed and get the funiture into the proper places. No sweat. (Man do I feel old). I think that this will be the last time I will paint that room until the kids leave or we move. This can last throughout the teen years no problem.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Floor in Lil's room is laid, and since the kids will be away for another couple of days I decided to paint it too. Just about to start the first coat of prmer here. Boy will she ever be surprised when she come home from Grandma's and finds an entirely new bedroom. I can almost hear the squeals now. (I just hope Madeline doesn't pitch a fit over it). I almost don't want to start the primer tonight but the room will need a couple of coats, it breaks my heart in a way to be painting over my masterpiece. I had their room painted like a Finding Nemo theme. Fish, coral, mermaid, seaweed. Took me I don't know how long to complete. I took some pictures earlier of the empty room so I will always have the memory of it. I'll most likely post pictures after it is complete. Oh well better get to work.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Another weekend kid free

Woo hoo two in a row. Thanks mom. But we will be busy busy busy here, We are going to do the floor in Lillian's room this weekend. With the girls gone it will be so much easier to do. Already the room is empty, the rug is out, baseboard ripped off. Floor has been washed and we are ready to start the actual laying of the floor. Tomorrow. Tonight we are having a date night. Dinner and a movie, Cheesecake Factory and the new Indiana Jones flick. I cannot remember the last time I seen a movie that wasn't a cartoon or geared to kids, it should be a blast.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #19

Thirteen Words of Wisdom

1. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.

2. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.

3. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

4. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

5. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

6. There are two theories about arguing with women. Neither one works.

7. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.

8. Duct tape is like 'The Force'. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

9. Some days you're the bug; some days you're the windshield.

10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

11. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is probably not for you.

12. Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.

13. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008

We are the champions woo hoo!

Ive paid my dues -
Time after time -
Ive done my sentence
But committed no crime -
And bad mistakes
Ive made a few
Ive had my share of sand kicked in my face -
But Ive come through

We are the champions - my friends
And well keep on fighting - till the end -
We are the champions -
We are the champions
No time for losers
cause we are the champions - of the world -

Ive taken my bows
And my curtain calls -
You brought me fame and fortuen and everything that goes with it -
I thank you all -

But its been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise -
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race -
And I aint gonna lose -

We are the champions - my friends
And well keep on fighting - till the end -
We are the champions -
We are the champions
No time for losers
cause we are the champions - of the world -!


Last night the Buffalo Bandits bested the Portland LumberJax, 14-13, in front of a sellout crowd of 18,690 at HSBC Arena in the Edge 2008 NLL Championship Game last night. There were a few tense moments there in the fourth quarter, you could feel it in the air when in the last minutes Portland cut out lead to one. (I have never been to a game that close before). But once that buzzer sounded signaling the end of the game the whole arena errupted with cheers and applause. What a rush it was to actually be a part of that. What a thrill to see a local team actaully win a National sports title. What pride it gives to Western NY.

Thank you Bandits for a wonderful season, and congrats! Let's do it again next year!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Kudos Calafornia!

Since this is such a hot topic right now I want to throw my 2 cents in. Yeah California way to go for finally seeing the light and allowing homosexual couples the right to get married! I so hope that more states follow suit. People in this country need to get the stick out of their asses when it comes to topics such as this. (really people come on now, there are much more pressing important issues, the war, gas prices, home foreclousers, health care, need I go on?) How does it affect you in any way shape or form if you living in let's say, Hicksville, NY if Sam and Dave who live in Long Beach CA? it doesn't. Hey they deserve to have just as much joy and misery that hextosexual married couples have. Being gay does not make you less of a person, or a poor parent,(though it may mean that you have a better sense of style than most).

I want to send all my best to those newly engaged couples and newly weds out there is Calfornia. Congrats and many happy years together. Hopefully one day real soon the entire country will be that way.

Oh no, Tim Horton's you disappointed me

Timmy I have to say that I usually love you, you are like part of the family here. Hardly a day goes by that we are not together so how could you do this to me?

Now I do like yor coffee but I am a tea dinker, I do love your tea as well. And now that the warmer weather approaches (not that it really matters since I drink it year round as it is), my heart leapt in my chest this morning when I seen that you now sell fresh brewed iced tea. Oh joy of joys I thought, freshed brewed iced tea! There is hardly anything better in my book, so I had to have one. A sign told me that there would be free samples on May 22nd. But I knew that there was just no way that I could wait that long, so I ordered one.

My mouth watered as I watched the cashier pour out that sweet nectar of the gods. I licked my lips in anticipation. I had to restrain myself from ripping the paper off the straw, jamming it into the x-cut in the top of that lid, plunging the straw into that liquid bliss.

I was a good girl and waitied until I was back in my car before I took that first, what I hoped to be sweet sip. Well I didn't know where to spit first. I swallowed and thought well maybe I need to stir it a bit. So I did, with high hopes I closed my eyes and took another sip. It was no better. Your iced tea is flat out horrible! It has a nasty after taste too. I am so sorry but I will not be having this again.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #18

Thirteen Weird, Dumb Laws that are still in the books.

1. In New York, it is unlawful to eat soup with a fork and suck up spaghetti strand by strand.

2. In Los Angeles, CA you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

3. In Joliet, IL women can be arrested for trying on more than six dresses in one store.

4. In Miami, FL it's illegal for men to be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.

5. In PA, no man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.

6. In ND, beer & pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.

7. In TN, a man must walk in front of any car driven by a woman while waving a red flag as a warning.

8. In UT, intercourse with your spouse is legal, but any other type of sexual contact including oral sex, anal sex or masturbation is considered sodomy, while sex with an animal -- unless performed for profit, is NOT considered sodomy and therefore is legal.

9. In Racine, WI it is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.

10. NM requires the man to pump the gas, and won't allow the woman to do it. Men must willingly volunteer to pump for single ladies. The same rule applies to flat tires.

11. In Newark, NJ unless you have a doctor's note, it's illegal to buy ice cream after 6:00 P.M.

12. In Michigan, a man legally owns his wife's hair, she isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.

13. It is unlawful to add ketchup to baked beans in Boston, MASS.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Free food on May 15th

Just a friendly little reminder...

Free Iced Coffee at Dunkin Donuts and free southren style chicken sandwich at Mc Donald's with the purchase of a medium or large drink.

Free is always good.

I'm coming (I just had to post this here too)

Posted this over at And they wonder why as well (see sidebar for link to my other blog) . I just know more people read this one and I just wanted to share it. I am still laughing at it.

Okay I admit it I have a 13 year old boy living inside of me. I seen this slide and just could not stop giggling. Sometimes I wonder just who designs these things and wonder if it is on purpose. I can picture them as a bunch of 30-something virgins who could not not get laid at hooker-con. I see them snickering away just like I did, getting off on the whole dirty aspect of such an innocent child's play thing. (Then again part of me would like to get a whole lot of vanilla pudding and well you get the picture ;-) )

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Costume day!

Oh joy of joys, this morning when we entered dance class there was a note on the board telling the parents to stay for costume instructions. I did a little happy dance upon seeing that. This is one of my favorite days of the year. Since there are only four girls in this class they all got to try on the costumes then and there. OMG they looked so cute! I took some pics of Madeline in it when we got home, (see below). Granted her hair isn't done and make up is not done, I am not too sure on the placement of the hair bow either but it gives you the general idea. Also she won't be in black tights with the daddy daughter dance those are just the ones she wore to class today. The Belle dress will also have some alterations done to it, the bottom will be gathered a bit. I so cannot wait until recital. She will be dancing to the Mickey Mouse march and a dance version of Beauty and The Beast, as well as Tim McGraw's My Little Girl for the father and daughter dance.

Doesn't she look adorable.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Oh what a night

Last night was awesome, and the reason that I hardly have a voice today. What did I do you ask? I went to a special solo performance by Bryan Adams. The all acoustic show was unbelievable. He did such a fablous job. The show wasn't in a big venue, more like a local bar setting so the crowd was a lot smaller than you'd expect although the show was a complete sell out. He interacted with the audience trading small conservation, even played some songs people in the audience yelled out.

I have seen him several times now, he is one of the few artists that I will go see again and again. I just love him that much, oooo the things that man can do to me with his voice alone. Mmmmm.

My only complaint about last night was that they told me that I couldn't bring my camera in. This is AFTER THE FACT that when I called the place where he was playing earlier in the day to inquire about tis I was told that Yes, cameras were allowed. They never said that it had to be a certain type of camera. Bastards. Actually this happened to several people in line so at least it wasn't just me. I had to laugh at the trouble security gave a cop too. Granted bringing a firearm to a concert is never a good idea (and I mean you really need on at a Bryan Adams concert, that crowd is just crazy, full of nothing but rowdy trouble makers you know), but the way that the cop was arguing with the security guards there just made me chuckle. They wouldn't let the cop in unless he checked his firearm and had it locked in the safe. After dirty looks and some words from his wife he finally agreed to it. The power of the pussy as one of my friends calls it. LOL. It was a great night overall and I totally crashed once we got home I took a shower and think I was asleep before my head even hit the pillow.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Ni hao my friends

Sigh, just having one of those blah days here. Been thinking it is Wednesday all day so far. Nope it is Tuesday. Tuesday (whimper) I hate it when I loose track of the days. It really is not warm enough to go out and play here so here we are stuck in the house. Lilly is fine and dandy I am the one climbing the walls here. I am so sick of Nick Jr. I am ready to fly out to where ever Yo Gabba Gabba is filmed and kill them all!

But I can thank it in part for Lilly's intrest in wanting to learn Chinese. Well that and her favorie food being Chinese. She learned a few words from Nia Hao Kia-Lan, and will always say to every employee at the buffet ni hao (hello), and tell them her age in Chinese as well when they ask it, (kids prices are based on their age there). Anyways the waitresses just think she is adorable and one just loves her to pieces. She has begun to teach her other simple words and phrases, which Lilly retained between visits. So last time we were there she taught us more.

Flash forwrad to later on that night I went to the book store and bought one of those learn Chinese cd sets. She loves them! I like them too, after all I get to learn something new as well. She is doing pretty good. I cannot wait to go back to the buffet and when the waitress asks her how she is and having Lilly tell her I am good and ask how she is doing in Chinese. I wish I had started Madeline this early in another language. Madeline knows some basic Spanish, from the TV and what I remember from school. I will have to get her some cd's too for Spanish although she is listening to the Chinese ones too with us after school, I don't think that Mandrin is offered as course in our district here once she gets to a higher grade and needs to take a foreign language to graduate. (That is years off still).

Monday, May 5, 2008

mmmm mmm good

Nothing says lovin' like a pot of home made chicken soup. (Or I don't have to cook lunch or an after school snack all week long.)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Lilliy singing a song

I just love it when she sings, it always makes me smile.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #17

Thirteen Random Facts

1. There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo

2. The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card.

3. A violin contains about 70 separate pieces of wood.

4. No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half.

5. Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye".

6. The average life span of a major league baseball is 5-7 pitches.

7. The sloth moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur.

8. Cat urine glows under a black-light.

9. Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland.

10. A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge.

11. One in every 4 Americans has appeared on television. (I have been on several times, what about you? Let us know in the comment section)

12. Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

13. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet.

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