Sunday, January 31, 2010


I love that picture! Can ya tell?

Ok so it is said that other illnesses often co-exist w/ bipolar, so today it's about what they are.
Substance abuse is very common among people with bipolar disorder, but the reasons for this link are unclear. Some people with bipolar disorder may try to treat their symptoms with alcohol or drugs. However, substance abuse may trigger or prolong bipolar symptoms, and the behavioral control problems associated with mania can result in a person drinking too much.
When I was younger I had my share of substance abuse. I drank ALOT! I'm no angel, I did other "things" as well, but am proud to say that it's been over 13 years since I have touched a drug. Alcohol, well it really wasn't fun to me anymore after I turned 21 anyway, so I drink very very rarely these days. Don't try to guess my age, I will never tell.

Anxiety disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social phobia, also co-occur often among people with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder also co-occurs with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which has some symptoms that overlap with bipolar disorder, such as restlessness and being easily distracted.
I could talk to you all day about anxiety disorder, and PTSD. I've suffered for years. I was diagnosed w/ anxiety disorder and treated for it, for years before I was diagnosed and treated for bipolar.

People with bipolar disorder are also at higher risk for thyroid disease, migraine headaches, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other physical illnesses. These illnesses may cause symptoms of mania or depression. They may also result from treatment for bipolar disorder. 
Funny I had no idea that thyroid disease went along w/ bipolar disorder. I was just recently diagnosed w/ having a low functioning thyroid. See I learn something even through educating the rest of the world.

Other illnesses can make it hard to diagnose and treat bipolar disorder. People with bipolar disorder should monitor their physical and mental health. If a symptom does not get better with treatment, they should tell their doctor.

Happy Sunday! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. 

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hello, Is There Anybody Like Me?!?

No it's not Bipolar Sunday, but if any of you have read my Sunday posts then you know, that I am. So for anyone who might be sensitive to the subject today's post may not be for you, because I like to make light of my "mental illness" (as some will use as a defense in court) because, well it makes it easier for me to deal with. I am not schizophrenic, but I do what the voices tell me to (that is my boss at work.) 

I set goals for myself, I set them ALL the time, but I never seem to achieve them on my own. If I set a goal, then someone has to ride my behind the whole time to keep me focused. The only thing I can do on my own is take my meds, and well that's because they are sitting there every day staring me in the face. Now if they were put up some where, I'd never take them and probably end up divorced, because yes I'm very mean at times. So I sit and ponder today, how is it I can make myself achieve goals on my own. If I don't keep them in my face or have someone riding me about them, I'll never achieve them. I have the same lame excuse every time for myself "life just gets in the way." Yeah, I'm sure I'm not the only one who's used that, but am I the only one who uses it ALL the time?

I want to lose weight, and I want to live a healthier lifestyle. So what have I said to myself "I'll quit smoking!" But I will always quit after this pack, that is until I'm about to run out and off to the store I go for another. I'm going to eat healthier, more fruits and veggies and stuff. Oh and I'm going to, right until I get home and I'm to tired to make a healthy meal, and the fruits well, uhm, yeah don't have an excuse for that one other then I don't. I'm going to stop drinking so much soda, that is until I realize that I've run out and go into full blown panic mode.

So I ask, am I the only one out there like this? Is there any way to get past life and get on w/ actually accomplishing a goal on my own?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

It's A Surprise!!

This isn't Melissa, it's her friend Heather! And I just installed Melissa's
new blog layout!!! She doesn't know I am done with it and I wanted to surprise her. 

It leaves a bad taste in your mouth

Soap that is! While taking my shower tonight my body wash got in my mouth. I swear, no matter what flavor they say it is, it never really tastes like it.

Heather and I got a good work out yesterday! I got my Wii on Tuesday and I did my Wii fit for like 1 1/2 hours yesterday. I love that thing! I kicked her butt in a few things, but mostly she kicked mine. I love the Rhythm Parade....even if I don't have rhythm. I also like the Kung Fu thingy, that one I really suck at. The hula hoops really makes my abs burn, YAY! I'm so excited I got it. 


So I have a funny story for you about Heather. I was supposed to put it on my What I Meant to Say Wednesday but I forgot to get it up and I just know that Heather was hoping I forgot all together, so here it is a day late, but not a dollar short (ok I really probably am a dollar short).

Before I say What I Meant to Say please visit Heather's post all about ME!

So my dear friend Heather and I are talking on the phone about my upcoming vacation to FL and my swearing that I will have a bikini body before we go. I mention that at my ripe old age of 25 I don't have the body of a 18 yr old anymore. Out of the mouth of Heather comes "Your 25? Why was I thinking you were older?"
What I said was: LMFAO!
What I meant to say was: Yes, dear Heather I have a daughter who will be 15 in 5 months and I am 25 years old! You my dear friend should stop spending all that money on brown hair dye to cover up those greys and get what you really need....BLONDE hair dye!"

Told you I wouldn't forget Heather!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Need Help With Medication?

First I want to say sorry for not being around Monday and Tuesday. I came down w/ a nasty stomach virus and was certain I was dying! I have never in my life shit and puked at the same time until Monday morning at around 5 am. So there ya have it, the ugly truth of why I was gone.

Ok so in a response to my Sunday post about Bipolar someone asked how a person could get help w/ medicine that they can't afford and don't have insurance for. So me, being the person that I am went right to work because I know exactly how needed medicines can be, as well as how expensive they can be.

If you need help w/ any medication, and are not covered by an insurance that can help there are a few things I know you can do. 1. ask your Dr, see if they may have samples they can give you of that medication. 2. Needy Meds is a website w/ all medication and their numbers to contact if you need help w/ that medicine. It also lays out the guidelines for qualifying for that medication through the company. 3. PPA  is a program that Montel Williams has always talked about to help people w/ their medication. If you need a medicine but can't afford it, please don't hesitate to go look at these sites, apply and get the meds you need!

I hope this information was helpful. If you have any more questions, need any more help you can contact me at

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday Bipolar

Before I go on, if you have children please go check out my friends giveaway. She has an awesome give away going on that children will love! Go on over to Heather's blog and sign up for her give away!




How does bipolar disorder affect someone over time?

Bipolar disorder usually lasts a lifetime. Episodes of mania and depression typically come back over time. Between episodes, many people with bipolar disorder are free of symptoms, but some people may have lingering symptoms. This part here is where I really messed up. You see after taking medication for so long, you start to believe you are fine, and no longer need the medicine. Problem is that the medication does not heal bipolar.

Doctors usually diagnose mental disorders using guidelines from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM. According to the DSM, there are four basic types of bipolar disorder:
  1. Bipolar I Disorder is mainly defined by manic or mixed episodes that last at least seven days, or by manic symptoms that are so severe that the person needs immediate hospital care. Usually, the person also has depressive episodes, typically lasting at least two weeks. The symptoms of mania or depression must be a major change from the person's normal behavior.
  2. Bipolar II Disorder is defined by a pattern of depressive episodes shifting back and forth with hypomanic episodes, but no full-blown manic or mixed episodes.
  3. Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (BP-NOS) is diagnosed when a person has symptoms of the illness that do not meet diagnostic criteria for either bipolar I or II. The symptoms may not last long enough, or the person may have too few symptoms, to be diagnosed with bipolar I or II. However, the symptoms are clearly out of the person's normal range of behavior.
4.  Cyclothymic Disorder, or Cyclothymia, is a mild form of bipolar disorder. People who have cyclothymia have episodes of hypomania that shift back and forth with mild depression for at least two years. However, the symptoms do not meet the diagnostic requirements for any other type of bipolar disorder.

Some people may be diagnosed with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder. This is when a person has four or more episodes of major depression, mania, hypomania, or mixed symptoms within a year. Some people experience more than one episode in a week, or even within one day. Rapid cycling seems to be more common in people who have severe bipolar disorder and may be more common in people who have their first episode at a younger age. One study found that people with rapid cycling had their first episode about four years earlier, during mid to late teen years, than people without rapid cycling bipolar disorder. Rapid cycling affects more women than men.

I am a rapid cycler, my moods shift constantly. If it weren't for my medications they would shift a whole lot more. It's very hard for hubby to know what my mood is going to be at that moment. My medication does help that to slow down those cycles.

Over time, a person may suffer more frequent and more severe episodes than when the illness first appeared. Also, delays in getting the correct diagnosis and treatment make a person more likely to experience personal, social, and work-related problems.
Proper diagnosis and treatment helps people with bipolar disorder lead healthy and productive lives. In most cases, treatment can help reduce the frequency and severity of episodes.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday Funny Pictures

I decided to do some funny pictures this Saturday and since I love animals, what better than funny animal pictures! So here ya go!

It's the new dishwasher that never needs to be run!

This is me to hubby!

Ok it's more adorable than it is funny!

You didn't scare me! I swear!

Love at first's better than him peeing on her!

Glad this isn't my closet, but who can sleep like that?

I saved the best for last! I love this picture!
I did not take any of these photos, they are all photos I found on the net and loved. Happy Saturday!

Friday, January 22, 2010

I'm so fabulous!!!

First things first: Everyone go and check out my dear friend Heather's blog, she has got an awesome give away going on! After you sign up for her give away check out this post she made ALL about ME!!!! This way you are all witness to her thinking I'm one of the greatest friends of all time, before you read next weeks "What I meant to say" because that one is going to blow your socks off!!! Just remember I'll always love you Heather, and I'll always be your friend!

So on w/ the show! I am so FABULOUS!! I can't help that I'm beautiful, intelligent, funny, sexy, loving, and FABULOUS! I'm just kidding I am not a snob. I am however in a exceptionally good mood. Yes, here comes the bipolar mood swing, because I am on my high in life right now. Just had to say I was fabulous!
So seriousness now....I want a Wii...more so I want the Wii Fit and I want it BAD! I am however going back and forth, back and forth on buying it. I've saved up the money for it, but now....I am doing the can't justify the purchase thing. I really WANT one but do I NEED one?! I keep saying gonna buy it, but then I go back and say do I need to spend $300 on one item?!? This is such a hard decision for me, yet such a simple one.
Oh and did I mention my friend is having a give away? Be sure to visit her blog and sign up for it! Awesome stuff!
Really...that is all I have for you today, I'm just boring today, sorry! But I have the whole weekend off this week, YAY!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lessons learned in 2009

I learned a few lessons in 2009, and wanting to keep my fellow bloggers from making my same mistakes, I'm going to share:

Lesson 1. When hubby is cleaning the gutters with bleach, you should not stand under him, looking up with your mouth open. IT HURTS and IT TASTES BAD!!!
Lesson 2. When you are cutting up home grown jalapeno's you should NOT rub your eyes....IT HURTS!
Lesson 3. You should not put lotion on your hands and then attempt to clean your contacts...IT HURTS!
Lesson 4. If you have bad road rage, you should always know who is in the car that you are cussing just may be your boss!
Lesson 5. If you are trying to keep a secret, you should never ever, under any circumstances write it down.

Ok those are only 5 lessons that I learned last year, I will share more later! I hope you all learned something today.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What I meant to say Wednesday!

It's time again for the all great What I Meant to Say Wednesday! We all know that we mean to say something other than what we said sometimes. Well here are my these then go link up and play along yourself. Let me know you linked up so I can come along and read yours as well!

Sometimes I suffer from word vomit, where what I meant to say really does come out. This is one of those times.
I've been bugging and dying for some Pledge to clean my desk at work. I found some in the back that someone let me borrow to clean my area. The bottle of Pledge that I got was a large bottle and said on the container "For commercial use only" One of my co-workers (we'll call her Not so blonde girl) picks up the container of Pledge reads the label and says "This bottle says it's for commercial use only, and you aren't doing a commercial" OMG...out w/ the word vomit because, "Not so blonde girl" was dead serious and I said "Are you really that f*&*ing stupid?!?" And that is exactly what I meant to say! I laughed so hard I was crying. The others around also laughed and "Not so blonde girl" got her feelings hurt and walked away.

I went to Wal-Mart the other day shopping, and I'm being a super savvy shopper and had a BUNCH of coupons. I had $35 worth of coupons, so I pick a line that was not filled w/ people and I hope nobody gets behind me because I know what I am about to put the cashier through a very exciting look what I saved hellish moment. Along comes a very rude, impatient, obnoxious as*hole kind looking man, who is looking at my stuff like ok I can handle being behind her it's the usual half buggy full. Then I whip out the coupons and he opened his big full of nothing  mouth and says "OMG we are gonna be here all night waiting for her to get done w/ all this coupon shit!"
What I said was "Sir I'm just trying to save money in these hard economic times, so that I can put money in savings for birthdays and vacations instead of worrying about them when they get here"
What I meant to say is: "Just because your ass is to stupid to realize all the money your unwell kept, dirty ass clothes wearing self does not realize what you could save, or maybe you just don't know how to match up them there pictures on the paper w/ the pictures on them boxes, doesn't mean us other folk don't wanna shop right! If ya don't wanna deal w/ it move to another effin line!"

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bipolar Disorder

Ok today is all about the Depressive side of a bipolar. Hard to understand, yes, sometimes we can be very very hard to understand. Even more we can be unpredictable. I am fortunate enough to have a husband who loves me, and helps me through all of this on a day to day basis. This whole bipolar fun loving thing to have, is exactly why I choose to live my life Day-2-Day! Makes sense now huh?! Making goals for me is really hard. I might one day think, I'm gonna do this in a year, but when it comes down to it, I've either never even started, haven't finished, or come down very hard on myself for not succeeding. So on w/ the depression side of this.
Symptoms of depression or a depressive episode include:
Mood Changes:
A long period of feeling worried or empty. (This is not your average I'm sad today type of thing, this is full on depression)  
Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed, including sex.

Behavioral Changes:
Feeling tired or "slowed down" (This is when my brain refuses to function at all, can't think or do anything right)  
Having problems concentrating, remembering, and making decisions
Being restless or irritable
Changing eating, sleeping, or other habits
Thinking of death or suicide, or attempting suicide. (Please if ever any of you or someone you know is at this point call 1-800-784-2433 or 1-800-273-8255 they are there 24 hours a day and free to talk!) 


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday Dedicated...

Because I really want this information out there, and I really want awareness, I am going to again dedicate my post today to Kelsey's Story
Please go read her story, share it w/ others, and make the awareness of this an important part of your life.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Today I have no post....

Today I am dedicating my blog to Kelsey's Story
Please go read her story, help where you can / if you can. This is not asking for money!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What I meant to say Wednesday!

So it's now officially my favorite day of the week because I get to speak my mind! So before I go off to my rant, don't forget to head over to Chiefs grab your button and speak your mind.

I'm talking to my sister and she's telling me that she wants me to find a place for her and her fiance to come to TN and get married.....THIS YEAR! I say to her:
Sister do you think that's a good idea, 2 weeks ago you didn't want to be w/ him and said you are only w/ him because you can't afford to live on your own, and that it's easier because he pays the bills (not meaning he pays w/ his money) and you just don't want to have to do all that.
What I meant to say: Are you effing insane? This man just got a job 2 months ago after not working for 3 years. On top of that, you can barely afford your bills, electric has been cut off and you are about to lose your home, BUT you want to come to TN to get married!

On w/ the same conversation: She says they want to do it in July and when I politely remind her that we are going to FL in July for vacation has the nerve to be upset that I might miss it.
What I said was: Well we have had this planned since September, and you were initially getting married in 2011.
What I meant to say was: We've had our vacation planned and paid for as we do every single year...and you have the nerve to get upset that I planned it in the month you plan on getting married...only you planned it just a few months before.

Oh and one more from that conversation: She says she wants to do it this year so his mom can't/won't be there.
What I said was: Are you kidding me?!?!
What I meant to say is: ARE YOU EFFIN KIDDING ME?!? You don't want his mom there because she will try to control things, tell her to SHUT UP...and get a freakin back bone!

Wednesday Reviews...

Disclosure: No payment was received for this blog post.
365 Quick, Cheap & Easy Dinner Menus
I have had this book for about 3 years now. I got it when my husband kept complaining about eating the same things over and over. I'm not a very good cook, I know how to cook, and there are a few things I can cook good, but I do not have an extensive knowledge of cooking. I'm not very good w/ spices either. I'm a 3 type of spices kind of lady, go w/ what you know right? I've made many, many recipes out of this book, and all but 1 so far have I found we don't like. This is a great book, w/ a lot of tips and hints in it. The meals are delicious and they are cheap! Who can complain about someone else planning your dinners for you for an entire year?! I certainly am not. This book can be found for cheap on and it's worth every penny.
I'm going to give you one of the recent recipes that I cooked out of this book and the family loved! The whole family, hubby raved on it, and he never does. So here it is:

Homemade Chicken 'n' Noodle Soup
Prep time: about 45 min / Cook time: 30 min

1 Chicken Breast (I actually used a whole chicken I found on sale)
1 Chicken leg quarter
2 quarts water
2 tblsp chicken bouillon granules (I used 6 bouillon cubes)
1 cup of finely chopped celery OR large pieces*
1 cup of finely chopped carrots OR large pieces*
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
2 tblsp parsley
2 cups dry noodles

Cook chicken in 2 quarts of water. Add chicken bouillon. Cook until chicken is done. (For a richer broth, leave skin on chicken to cook.) When chicken is done, remove skin and discard. Debone chicken into bite-sized pieces. Return chicken to broth. Add all remaining ingredients except for the noodles. Cook on medium-low heat until celery and carrots are tender. If you have picky eaters that refuse to eat vegetables, remove the large pieces of celery and carrot with a cup of broth and puree in a blender. (I hate veggies so this is what I did.) Pour puree back into the broth. Add dry noodles and cook until noodles are done. Serve immediately.

This is a really cheap, and a really easy recipe. I don't care for veggies, and I never would've known they were there had I not been the one to make it. I hope you all enjoy it!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Mommy needs a break...

So today I'm on my, I need a break kick. Moms need breaks, we need girls night out, we need pampering, and we need time and stuff just for US!
I think all to often once we become a mom, we forget who we are. I forgot what I like to do, I know what the kids like to do, I know what hubby likes to do, but what is it I like to do? I don't know anymore. I'm wife and mom, I am no longer Melissa. So when is it I get to become me again? I always buy stuff for the kids, but when I want to buy something for me, I feel guilty, why? I deserve to have stuff right. I deserve to get products, clothes, or what ever it is I want right? The problem is, when I go out to buy it, because I have set my mind to it, I can't justify the purchase. I do this all the time. I want a new purse, really badly, but I already have one and nothing is wrong w/ it, so now I can't justify the purchase and I don't end up getting it. I wanted new clothes, what did I get, work clothes, not only because that is what I needed, but why do I need other clothes, right? Wrong, I need to stop for just a minute, and take some time and money for me. I work for it, I get my bum up at 5:00am every morning, get ready for work and go. I come home, cook dinner, clean the house, I usually pick a chore a day, take a shower and then it's time for bed. Where is there time in the day for me? I don't know, but I am going to find it! Today I'm making a chore list for my daughter. She helps around the house a lot, but she's about to help a little more. I am saving money to go to Ohio to have a girls weekend w/ my friend Heather and I'm not taking any kids! I just need some ME time, and some ME stuff!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bipolar Disorder

Last time I posted what Bipolar was, and some of how it effects me (or maybe it's affects, damned if I can ever get those 2 straight.) So today I decided I will talk about the signs/symptoms of being bipolar. My hope is that by bringing awareness to this subject that people will 1. have a better understanding, 2. not look at those who do have it as if they are insane and 3. realize that it's not a crutch! So on w/ it:
Symptoms of mania or a manic episode include:

Mood Changes:
A long period of feeling "high," or an overly happy or outgoing mood. (I do this sometimes, where I'm extremely happy for no given reason, these episodes can creep up on me.)
Extremely irritable mood, agitation, feeling "jumpy" or "wired." (This is me most of the time. I get upset very easily, sometimes way to easy, just ask hubby, he laughs at me sometimes because I will cuss a cup out in a heartbeat!)
Behavioral Changes: (These are very important to be aware of)
Talking very fast, jumping from one idea to another, having racing thoughts
Being easily distracted
Increasing goal-directed activities, such as taking on new projects
Being restless
Sleeping little
Having an unrealistic belief in one's abilities
Behaving impulsively and taking part in a lot of pleasurable,
high-risk behaviors, such as spending sprees, impulsive sex, and impulsive business investments.

Now I know this is long, and you may not even be w/ me anymore, but these are just the Mania/Manic episodes. So often these are confused w/ ADHD. A Dr who doesn't see you every day usually misdiagnoses patients because all to often we don't tell them "everything" that is going on. I luckily have a Dr who takes her time w/ me, doesn't rush me ever and really listens. That helps a lot. So if this isn't something you are interested in reading, I will stop boring you now, if it is next Sunday I'll be posting about the Depression episodes.

Saturday, January 9, 2010





I'm freezing!

See my big snow!

It is still spitting flurries out there! This is insane, I'm cold as heck! I just wanna snuggle up in a blanket and do absolutely nothing! It's not so cold inside, but just seeing all that coldness outside is making me freeze. The floors are cold as heck, I mean cold. I don't ever wear socks, and all I do these days is wear socks. I wear 2 pairs sometimes, just don't tell anyone.

My poor little Guapo doesn't want to come out of his kennel because he's so cold. He's even wearing his little blue sweater and still shaking. He's also not very happy that I got the big black flashing thing out that makes him see spots for a while. He really is an angel, and usually likes his pictures taken, but not when he's cold and in his box trying to sleep.

See this is him posing for a picture, cause he knows he hot stuff! He also knows that we were on our way to FL where it was going to be warm! That would make anyone happy right?

Well it was my uneventful week at work. Nothing big happened, oh well except that I froze my ass off every single time I went outside to smoke a cigarette, and that I stood outside Friday in 8 degree weather freezing my ass off because the IDIOTS there did not unlock the doors. They know I show up by 7:10 every morning, so why can't they have those doors unlocked for me? Or maybe they just like seeing me freeze my ass off. I was even well behaved and didn't yell at as many people on the way to and from work.

Next week I have to work 6 days a week. That was supposed to be this week, but since I live way down deep in the hollow and there are 3 big hills to go up to get out of the hollow I changed days w/ someone. I know what you are thinking, there's barely any snow, but really I swear I barely made it up the hill on Friday. I was scared, my car was sliding sideways trying so very hard to grip on something, but it kept spinning tires. Problem was, there is a drop off on both sides, and that hill is very curvy, so once you start going up you are screwed, there is no backing down on an icey, snowy hill like that. I don't mean it does one curve it is S curves. The other 2 hills were/are entirely to steep for me to even pretend I could make it up. So 6 days this week it is!


This is my silly stepdaughter Megan! I took this picture, and played w/ it in Photo Shop...I like making pictures look silly. 

I'm so sorry

Again, I must give you all bloggy friends my apologies. Somehow I messed up all the buttons and now I can't get to your blogs. If you don't mind, please leave a comment w/ the link to your button so I can replace your button in my blog roll as well as be able to come back and read your blogs. I'm so sorry! Shouldn't try to mess w/ stuff when you are tired.

Friday, January 8, 2010


This is a covered bridge down the road from my house. I've been waiting to get a pic of it w/ snow on it. Ok now forgive me, we are in TN we don't get a lot of snow.


Ok so I'm late and behind, but man work has been hectic. This is not a fantastic picture, but this is me learning to focus on a subject and blur the background w/ my cam.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I'm so sorry

 To all of those who have noticed I haven't been around the past few days, I'm sorry! It's not that I don't love my bloggy friends, I do I swear! It's my works fault! I do/did most of my reading blogs and commenting while I was at work, and they went and blocked it on me! Now why would they do that to me? One day on blogs, the next all the sites are blocked! am I to make it through the work day w/ out blogging. Don't they know I NEED it? My new saying:
"Blogging is my own personal brand of heroin!"
Yep, I'm a Twilight lover and I stole a line from it!
So it's not that I don't love y'all, and it's not that I'm ignoring you, it's just that work has been mean, and blocked me. When hubby is home I don't get to get on the computer much because he's such a wifey hog. We did go on our date last night and had a good time. Nothing fancy, we just went to Calhoun's for dinner and the food was fantastic. The talk was good to. I miss just talking to hubby. Life was hectic in December, between me working 6 days a week, 3 weeks in a row, and then Christmas and having the kids home. So I promise to be better. If I'm missing on Mondays and Tuesdays it's because those are hubby's days off, and Tuesday is date night.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What I meant to say Wednesday!

Oh I love this game already!!!

Hubby asked me to clean the "clutter" off the bakers rack (about 5 pieces of paper and my MP3 player) and clean the kitchen floors. What I said was "Yes, honey I'll do that when I get home from the store."
What I meant to say is: "You've just had 2 days off, why the f*&! couldn't YOU do it!"

I'm a receptionist at my job for a Cadillac dealership. Customer calls once a week and argues w/ me that, no we are not a car dealership, but rather the BBB. What I say is "Sir I'm sorry, but you have dialed the wrong number and we are a car dealership."
What I meant to say is: "Yes, DUMB ASS, we are the BBB but once a week we pick a random person to lie to about who we really are and today AGAIN you are the lucky random person. Now stop F'ing calling me!"

To the dumb asses who can't drive and I'm screaming at every morning on my way to work. What I say is "Move your (insert really foul language here) out of my way"
What I meant to say is: "I'm gonna pull my 45 out and bust a cap in your ass, then I'll tell the courts I did it because I am BIPOLAR!"

To all the people at WalMart tonight freaking out because OMG they are calling for a WHOLE inch of snow: What I did and really meant to say is: Come on people, it's a freakin inch, this is NOT a blizzard on the way and you will not be snowed in for weeks! Get over it!!!

Ok as I am such a smartass I will have more for you next Wednesday, when Chief does this again!! Thanks, I needed to get all of that off my shoulders and out of my already all filled up bipolar head.

Wednesday Reviews...

Today's review is on the Scrubbing Bubbles automatic shower cleaner. Remember that you will only get an honest review from me. I don't sugar coat anything for my children, so I will not sugar coat for anyone else. I was not compensated for this review in any way! So on w/ the review:

I first put the cleaner in my shower, which is a full shower + bathtub. This is not the product for such showers. It did not reach to the other end of my shower, there for making it impossible to clean my full shower. So I put it into my husbands shower which is just a shower stall thinking that it would work better in the smaller shower. It reached all sides of the shower just fine, and this product does work perfectly to use between cleanings to keep the shower smelling fresh, but it is by far not a true "cleaner." I didn't find that it helped any keeping soap scum off the shower, and my husband was fully capable of pushing the button after each shower. As I said though, it did do a great job at keeping it smelling clean and fresh. If anything this could be used as a deodorizer.

Monday, January 4, 2010


One of the pictures that I am most proud of!

Sometimes a blonde should stay a blonde....

So today, I'm reflecting on the funny things my kids have done! One thing w/ Lexi really sticks out to me and makes me laugh.
When Lexi was about 11 yrs old, I was putting together my sons bed that I had bought, and was determined to put it together myself w/ out a mans help! So I call for Lexi and ask her to go to the garage and get me a Phillips screw driver out of her dads tool box. After many minutes go by, and me wandering why I have to do everything myself to get things done on time, she comes to me w/ a screwdriver in hand and says "Mom, I couldn't find a Phillips, but I found a Stanley!" It took me a good 10 min to stop laughing before I could explain to her what a Phillips screwdriver was.

Braydon, now 11, learned his alphabet when he was almost 3, and a very fast learner. So as we are going through the alphabet he says "q, r, s, t, me, v, double me, x, y, and z" I loved it! I wish I would've had some type of recording device at the time to record it. That is a memory I will cherish forever.

Megan, who is now 13, gives me many laughs. She was 7 yrs old when hubby and I first started dating. I remember her telling me how when she was 4 she swallowed a building block while she was at daycare and her dad had to do surgery to get it out. Hubby told her that he did surgery when she was asleep and removed the block along w/ giving her a new heart. That child believed that story for the longest time. While she was w/ us over Christmas she asked me how that block got out of her. I told her the most probable way it came out was in her "poo." would've thought I told that girl it was now lodged in her brain w/ the look I got.

Please share your funny stories w/ the kids! I love hearing their stories!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


This to is not a picture from today but one that I love just the same!

Mommy of the Month....

Next month, I will be getting Mommy of the month award from my daughter, Alexus. She absolutely loves the Vampire Diaries series. For Christmas I got her the whole series, but what she doesn't know is that I also pre-ordered the new book that will be coming out next month. I'm so excited and it's so hard for me to keep my mouth shut about it. This is actually why I don't buy presents early, I'm horrible at keeping things until Christmas. Also my luck is that I would/will (because I am going to start early this year) forget that I bought it and they would never get it, or maybe they'd get it when we move out of the house. If you haven't read any of the Vampire Diaries you should try reading them...I confess, I'm reading the first one right now and I'm hooked.

While I'm on the subject, why do kids only like us when we are doing something for them? Were we really like that as kids? Man, I feel so bad for my parents. I know sometimes I feel like I'm only good enough w/ cash in my hand. Not w/ Lexi, she is Mommy's girl all the way even at 14. But my son, man he only wants his video games and mom when she has money to buy him a video game. I really don't remember being like that w/ my parents, it's impossible that sweet little innocent me did anything other than be super nice and angelic towards my parents.
I'm finally starting to feel a bit better today. Still very nauseous, but most the time I can fight it. I hope I'm 100% by tomorrow because I HAVE to work. I refuse to miss out on holiday pay. I love that they will pay me to stay at home on a holiday. To bad every day can't be a holiday. I believe our next paid holiday isn't until April....that is so depressing. I like long weekends, and I like getting paid to be at home. I vote for the government paying all moms to stay home and raise happy, healthy, well mannered, loving, nurturing children! 

Saturday, January 2, 2010

It's a sad day today...

My whole budget is blown for this payday! I love hubby, I love him dearly, but men can not shop! I am sick, terribly terribly sick, so hubby had to go grocery shopping since there was no food in the house. He came home w/ 6 bags of what wasn't even all groceries and had spent $100. I really really feel like crying now. I knew I shouldn't have let him done it. I knew I should've just sucked it up and gone myself. I can't believe how "blown" my budget is now. I had this all planned and was gonna put money in I really am depressed. This check was a good check...really good...I worked a lot of over time. So I was gonna have extra money to put into savings, but now....I don't think so!


I know I am late today...I'm sick and I was torn on which picture to put up. I hate that I didn't get out and take a pic today, but getting out of the bed right now is very hard. Tomorrow will probably be a pre-taken picture also.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Looking forward to a new year!

 Before I go on w/ my post I'd like to say thanks to Supah for taking off the mask before touching her keyboard and getting me SICK! It is really hubby's fault though!

So here we are, in a new decade, a new year! It's 2010! Yep, I'm an entire day late, thanks Supah, again!  Man is it just me or did 2009 go by really quickly?!? Just a reminder to you all there is only 295 shopping days until Christmas! That my bloggy friends is my New Year start Christmas shopping early. I am a wait to the last minute kind of person, well that's not really the kind of person I am, but it is the kind of person my wallet is. So this year, I am going to start picking little things up, especially for stockings and such. Then when it gets closer, I will only have the big things to buy.

The rest of me is pretty boring right now because I'm feeling very very terribly. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and if you don't hear from me, it's because I'm just to sick to post.


Happy New Year!


I hope all of you had a happy and safe New Years Eve, w/ lots of celebration and good times! May 2010 be a year full of blessings and riches.