Friday, October 17, 2008

I'm pooped!!

I'm pooped, I'm tired...and I am so glad it is FRIDAY!!

We are packing the travel trailer, loading up the boat and heading to the lake for a fishing tournament. Wish me luck!!

Everyone have a great weekend....and I leave you with this....

I hope it reminds everyone how important good dental health is!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We have our winners!!

Actually my personal random number picker (in case you haven't been here before it's my hubby) fell asleep before I could catch I had to use a random number generator that I found via Google

And the winners are.................drum roll.......

The winner of the tote is Grandma J

The winner of the measuring cups is Mommyhood is thankless

Thank you everyone for stopping by and leaving such touching stories of your encounters with breast cancer. It is sad that this disease has touched so many people. Unfortunately mostly women.

Thank you everyone.....and check back...I have another giveaway planned for next week!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!!

As a kid growing up during the 60's and 70's, I adored the Brady Bunch and in particular Marcia Brady. Like so many other girls...I wanted to look like her and dress like her. But I particularly wanted her hair...smooth, straight, parted in the middle..long flowing hair. But I was born with curly hair that I could never get past my shoulder. And her clothes...we all wanted to dress just like her. Bold colors, stripes..the perfect bell bottoms, go go boots...she was adorable. And who didn't want to secretly live in the Brady house. You have Alice who had cookies waiting for you when you came home from school...three cute brothers...a bedroom that you lovingly share with your two sisters that looked like a princess castle. And their parents....geez, they just talked things out...never raised a hand to their kids, never made them get up and change the tv channel (heck, I thought our parents had us just to change the tv, before the birth of a remote), never yelled at them for grades....
But this week...once again....another idol bites the dust...or snorts the dust in her case. Marcia (real name Maureen, but will always be Marcia in my book) has decided to tell all in a new book...including drug abuse, sex capades....blah, blah, blah.....Did you really have to come clean and tell all? Doesn't anyone keep their skeletons in the closet anymore?
Darn....there goes my number one hair idol.

Don't forget to enter my contest on yesterday's post...tomorrow night we will pick a winner..before the random number picker goes to sleep.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Time for another Giveaway!! This one is for MOM

October is National Breast Cancer awareness in honor of my Mom, who I lost in 2000 after a long battle with breast cancer....I am giving away 2 gifts...

One ~~ A bag promoted by Safeway to Support the Cause

Two ~~ A set of Good Cook pink measuring cups

So my sistas (or brothas)....just leave me a comment and let me know if you have been affected by breast cancer in your family (I certainly hope that you haven't, but unfortunately most of us have been been affected directly or indirectly). My random number picker will pick TWO winners on Wednesday evening.

Only one comment per person....but if you blog about this giveaway....I will give you not one, not two...not even three or four....but 5 extra entries.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Please excuse my head exploded!!

Yep, it head exploded on Friday.

I guess I should an effort to try to help my daughter and her husband with child care expenses, I decided that since I was off of work that I would watch the grandkids 3 days a week.
Sounds easy enough....right?? WRONG!!!
With a 4 year old and 2 year old, 3 dogs (who are fighting all the time) and a cat who must stay in the garage or risk being eaten by the visiting household was absolutely crazy!!
Although I successfully raised two daughters to adulthood....wholly-moly...what a difference 20+ years makes in the patience level. This is the reason our eggs dry up at this age....GOD is very, very wise.
My granddaughter bonked my grandson in the head with a sucker (which caused him to cry like a mad man) and my grandson has a fascination with electrical outlets and removing batteries from all remote controls located in the house. Of course all of these things happen as soon as I get a somewhat important phone call that I have to try to talk though.
After that I had a total melt down, and tearfully called my daughter and said I just couldn't do it any more. I love my grandchildren more than anything in the world and I don't want them to think of me as the lunatic grandmother who is constantly yelling at them and putting them on time out. I want to go back to the way it was....they stay over on the weekends...we go to fun places, do crafts, go swimming, camping, fishing..... and grandpa is here to help!!!
I tried, I really did....I hoped to be the grandma that baked cookies while they home always spotless...gee thoughts of June Cleaver come to mind....oh that's right..she wasn't REAL!
I hand it to all of you that stay at home, home school, nurse babies and still finding time to sew, cook and maintain a blog. YOU ARE AWESOME!!! I wish I knew how you could do it all....

Well, my head has returned to normal....and tomorrow we are gonna have ourselves a giveaway!! Come back tomorrow...ya hear?!!