Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Fill-in #1

This is always a fun Meme. Try it out. It's like Madlibs without the prompts :D

1. I'm trying to stay on budget, I'm saving up for my sister's wedding, I want to go to her party in Vegas!

2. Why do I have more clothes to clean every time I turn around and have a magic fairy that comes to clean my house while I sleep at night.

3. How does this "get your ass moving" thing work, anyway?

4. Every morning, I put my fake wedding ring on my left hand and convince myself it's ok.... b/c we aren't legally married

5. I consider myself lucky because blood results all came back great and I'm not sick at all.

6. One day we’ll see ____. There is just too much unknown for me to answer this one.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to playing Wii with the kids, tomorrow my plans include visiting with my sister while she's in town & getting my spring garden ready and Sunday, I want to eat some great Sushi before the Jeff Dunham show!!!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I Want Wednesday #1

This is a pretty cool idea so I thought I'd give it a shot.

The question this week is:

What do you want to be named after you and what do you want it to be called?

I have always wanted to create a new flower. My plan was to go to Grad school for Horticulture and change the color of a flower. Sounds easy right?? Well to make it the hue I wanted would have taken a very long time. I still plan on going to Grad school one day and I hope that my idea has not already happened by then.
I didn't really want it named after me because that would have been a little confusing. So I planned to name it after my daughter, who is named after my Great-grandmother, Amalie.

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Wordless Wednesday - Ewww Edition

My son watched his first deer cleaning this weekend. We laughed so hard at the expressions he was making. These are a few of my favorites.
I won't show the pics of the actual cleaning....
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Monday, February 23, 2009

Crisis of Thought

We are hunters and gatherers, right?
So if we eat meat then we must kill the animal to be able to eat that meat?

Does it matter if this animal is pregnant? Does it really matter?

We went to a deer farm this weekend. This was our second trip there with my FIL and a few friends. It's a wonderfully peaceful place. You are guaranteed a kill when you go. They have a great cabin with everything you need to enjoy yourself and not sleep in a tent.
My oldest daughter went with JAH to the blind this time. She wanted to see what it was all about and maybe practice her aim so that she would be able to hunt next time we go. We aren't avid wild game hunters. I mostly hunt down a good bargain in my favorite stores and that's where it usually ends.
The first time they went out the only animals they saw were off limits because of the timing of the season, so they came back empty handed. Last night trip, they returned with a beautiful doe. She seemed very healthy as far as muscle volume goes. As they were cleaning her up (yes cutting her up) an odd thought came to mind.
A deer doesn't have 2 stomachs, right??
The more I looked at it the more I wondered what part of the anatomy this could be. I'm no Meredith Grey.
But I figured it out. I asked the guide if she was pregnant.
He turned to me with a surprisingly solemn face and just shook his head. I didn't ask any other questions.

So here I am, not able to process this image in my head and the facts surrounding it.
I'm not a vegetarian but I think this bothers me. JAH had no idea that she was pregnant. I don't know if he would have shot her anyway though. I won't ask him that.
I know it's not hte first time it's been done and it won't be the last.

But am I ok with the fact that he did it?
Can I sit there and enjoy a meal knowing this is what happened?

I'm not sure I can.

Friday, February 20, 2009

It's Nice to Meet You

So what is it with guys in the oilfield and not acknowledging a woman standing there while others are being introduced???
I've asked JAH this a few times and he says he doesn't know. Bullshit! When a man walks up to a group of people and starts to introduce himself, shaking hands and making eye contact with each MAN I often get over looked. And it really annoys the crap out of me!!
Now I'm not a small woman and I'm certainly not a quiet person in any way. So why am I overlooked and ignored? I don't know and I don't get it. I may not be the person you are trying to sell your products too but you know who has to listen to me bitch about getting ignored by the new sales guy?? YOUR customer!! And of course all the guys he works with.
NOTE to males: Ignoring the fat girl is a BIG... HUGE mistake!!
I'm human and JUST as important as any man you will meet. You never know who will be running a company in the days to come. It could be me! And trust me, there are more salesman in this industry. Don't make me thrown emotion into a business decision.

Introduce yourself. If you don't know who I'm "with" then ask. Don't assume I'll think you are hitting on me. You're not smart enough to pull that off bud.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Visitor - Day 2

Some days it just SUCKS to be a female. Oh shut up you know it's true too.

Yes I know we have many charms and advantages but DAMN IT the scales are just not balanced enough. I'm not talking about the "big picture" here... just bodily functions.

So today is day two of the dreadful ever recurring monthly visit. It's always my very worst day. Tomorrow I will feel sorry for the kids.... tomorrow.

Before my 3rd child was born my cycles were easy, irregular, a little light cramping, and rarely lasted more than 5 days. Loved it. Well not loved but I can appreciate it now. They say old age does that to a person. Some may not have thought it would happen at 30.

Now she's 2 and put in a field goal effort to a pocket of hormones while she was in there. No I'm not saying it's her fault (anymore) but I could just about scream. Well I usually do on day 2.
I scream at the dog because she won't move out of my way.
I scream at the teenage on the phone while she's driving and smoking.
I scream at the 18 wheeler who pulls out in front of me when there is NO ONE coming behind me for a mile. Seriously could he not have waited 10 seconds for me to pass him.
As you can see I scream and those were just out loud. I screams in my head are much more frequent... and more violent.
The changes in the last 2 years have been slow coming.
I'm actually regular, which is a some what welcomed addition to the list.
My cramps remind me of the small amount of labor I went through with my first child.
I should buy stock in Tampax just to make sure Day 2 is covered. Yes even in this economy.
I can't buy junk food for the family near Day 2 because I WILL eat it ALL.
If JAH (just about husband, whole other post, keep reading) even so much as touches my thigh with his hand he'll lose a finger or 2.

But as Day 2 winds down, the Midol wears off, and the Tylenol PM kicks in this picture makes me laugh that Day 2 is over. Day 3 in comparison is as if I was a man.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Top 10 Reasons WHY I'm doing this

Top 10 Reasons why I started this blog

10. I need a place to vent.

9. The conversations in my head just aren't cutting it anymore.

8. I want a place to talk about myself without getting interrupted or hear "Oh well guess what happened to ME."

7. I need a place to scream that won't scare my kids away.

6. The other one wasn't interesting enough.

5. My sister's (Hi Atie!) push from 2 months ago finally won.

4. I think I'm funny sometimes.

3. I need a place to vent, gush, scream, brag and whine about my life.

2. Seeing my thoughts in "writing" has always helped me.

1. There's no reason I shouldn't.

Well it may not be the best list but it's all true. Enjoy.

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