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Perserving the house...

Thursday, March 04, 2010

No...I'm not turning my house into jam. But I might be in a jam! LOL! As most of you know, my boy turned 11 today. His birthday party is this Saturday. So far, I've gotten goodies for the goodie bag (mostly toys, not candy!), gotten the ingredients for the cake, bought and wrapped the present, invited the kids and gotten RSVP's. Sounds like I'm ready, huh?

Um...not quite. What will I do to keep five or six boys, ages 8 - 12, happy, busy and out of trouble for two hours? So far, I have the following.

Open presents - 10 minutes (I make the giver sit next to the givee and get a picture taken. The idea is to send the picture to the parents. Haven't quite gotten that far yet.)
Eat cake - 5 minutes...and that's if I'm slow to serve!
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Yeah, um, I can do math and that leaves me with about 105 minutes to fill! Two of them could play Wii at a time, but then what do the rest do? Exactly! No Wii. It's supposed to be around 50' on Saturday. Maybe I'll send them on a covert mission. Did that last year tho, and it took them all of five minutes to run from house-to-house. Not very covert. emoticon

The boy does have about a billion Nerf guns. Maybe they can have a shootout in the backyard. Or...I could let my daughter give them all makeovers! No...wait....they would hate that! I'd laugh, but my son may not have any friends afterwards! LOL!

I'm open to suggestions, preferably something that my house can withstand. I'll probably Google something soon. Not tonight tho. Time for me to get lunch for tomorrow put together and put myself to bed.

Nite by Sparky friends!

Oh...great idea!! Michelle, come over and give them all rides on your motorcycle!!! I'd be the greatest Mom ever and you could see me in real life! LOL!!!

  
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RWETHAIRYET 3/4/2010 1:45PM

    Ugh! Glad those days are over for me!! Much more fun to sit and watch the girls fret over what to do with the grandkids, lol.
Michelle, I think you need to help the poor woman out and make her the coolest mom in town!!!

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BKNOCK 3/4/2010 5:58AM

    Wow, you are in trouble! How about an early easter egg hunt with some candy or coins stuck in them? You need to do something outside to get rid of some of the energy! Have you asked your son what he wants to do? Video games is always great at that age!

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MUSIC66 3/4/2010 5:34AM

    how about games, like pass the pacel, egg and spoon races, treasure hunt,celeperity heads.

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GEEMAWEST 3/4/2010 12:46AM

    OK, first of all you, want to "preserve" your house, not "perserve" it. I guess math is your strong suit, eh?

Second of all, Michelle coming over with the motorcycle sounds like the best idea.

However, if she isn't willing to do that, which really sucks, they can play teams on the Wii. That's what we do at our Assisted Living Community (I'm not allowed to use the word "Facility"). Anyway, we do the Wii Bowling but make teams. We set it up for two players. They really like it. Just don't tell the 11 year olds that old people like it. LOL

I'm sure these suggestions are lame, well, except for Michelle and the motorcycle, but I gave it all I got.

Hugs, Cheryl

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I had this thought...

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

while I was on my walk/run this afternoon. I left work early because I had a TON of things to get done tonight. Student-led conference with my daughter, make and eat dinner, softball meeting (I hear baseball is included, but I don't pay attention to them! LOL!), and my workout. Oh, and needed to wrap presents for the boy's birthday tomorrow (3/3). He gets to open one tomorrow...the rest are for his party on Saturday.

Since the weather was really nice (50+), I decided to head outside after I did my JM workout. (Did my first day at level 2! That woman is a sadist! LOL!). Anyway, as I was in the middle of part of my run, I had a really great idea about what I should blog about tonight. I mulled it around a little, refined it and then put it aside to come back to when I was ready to type.

Do you think I can find where I set it aside to? Of course not! I'm sure it was brilliant (as I so often think I am!), but I couldn't tell you even the general topic now. I can picture where I was along the path when I was mulling, but not what the mulling was about. I'm hoping that the forgetfulness is due to being really busy, not to old age. Probably it's due to being so busy getting old! LOL!

I'll let you know if I find the thought! Nite all!

  
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RENEEW2010 3/4/2010 4:21PM

    This sounds very familiar :) You are not alone!

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DONNAORLENE 3/3/2010 11:14PM

    Happy Birthday to your son!!

Donna
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DONNAORLENE 3/3/2010 11:12PM

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RWETHAIRYET 3/3/2010 4:29PM

    heehee, same thing happens to me on pretty much a daily basis. I'll be exercising along, pondering deep thoughts to keep me distracted, say "Hey, that's a great idea for a blog!!!" and then totally forget it once I finally have the opportunity to get it down.
Either that, or I type it...and interspace eats it, lol.

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STEELERCRAZY 3/3/2010 2:00PM

    You're really kewl. You're brave enought to admit it when you've lost it and funny enough to write about it.

You can write about ME tonight if you want to. I mean, all the GOOD stuff. It's okay by me.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR SON, TOO!!! YAY!

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BKNOCK 3/3/2010 12:02PM

    I feel your pain, I do that to sometimes and it drives me crazy!
I hope that your son enjoys his birthday!

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CARTOONB 3/3/2010 11:52AM

    And I posted twice!?!? Sweet! I need a vacation!

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GEEMAWEST 3/3/2010 10:21AM

    Bill Cosby says that if you head to the kitchen to get something but forget what it was by the time you get there, all you need to do is go back to the living room and sit down, you will remember what you went to the kitchen for soon after you sit back down. That's because when we get older our brains are in our butts!

On top of everything else you hit "post" twice for this blog. Or else you just think that you write so well everyone would want to read it twice.
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 3/3/2010 9:37AM

    I hope you figure out what it's called when you forget stuff like that!

Happy Birthday to your son too!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 3/3/2010 8:39AM

    I call them brain-f*rts when they happen to me. I hope it comes back and you are marvelous

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MUSIC66 3/3/2010 6:09AM

    it happens to me too i forget where i put somthing or walk into a room and forget what i was going to do lol iam only 43.

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DEUSMACHINA 3/3/2010 5:47AM

    ROFL!!! This is one of the funniest things I've read in ages. You kill me!


[I'm not sure whether I should admit that it happens to me, too. I'm only 33!!]

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DUTCHIEKIWI 3/3/2010 1:06AM

    Two the same...????

You ARE getting old!

Dutchie

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VICIOUS421 3/3/2010 12:55AM

    LOL I call them senior moments when it happens to me!!!

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I had this thought...

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

while I was on my walk/run this afternoon. I left work early because I had a TON of things to get done tonight. Student-led conference with my daughter, make and eat dinner, softball meeting (I hear baseball is included, but I don't pay attention to them! LOL!), and my workout. Oh, and needed to wrap presents for the boy's birthday tomorrow (3/3). He gets to open one tomorrow...the rest are for his party on Saturday.

Since the weather was really nice (50+), I decided to head outside after I did my JM workout. (Did my first day at level 2! That woman is a sadist! LOL!). Anyway, as I was in the middle of part of my run, I had a really great idea about what I should blog about tonight. I mulled it around a little, refined it and then put it aside to come back to when I was ready to type.

Do you think I can find where I set it aside to? Of course not! I'm sure it was brilliant (as I so often think I am!), but I couldn't tell you even the general topic now. I can picture where I was along the path when I was mulling, but not what the mulling was about. I'm hoping that the forgetfulness is due to being really busy, not to old age. Probably it's due to being so busy getting old! LOL!

I'll let you know if I find the thought! Nite all!

  
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AWYEAGLE 3/3/2010 12:55PM

    I'm sure you just wanted to blog about what a sadist JM is. LOL

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DUTCHIEKIWI 3/3/2010 1:04AM

    Hahahah You silly moo!
I know....

They always say just trace your steps back to where you were, it'll come to you again.

So...... START RUNNING LOL

;0)

xxx

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The Marriage Ref got it WRONG!!!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

NBC has a new show called The Marriage Ref. I saw part of it on Sunday (it's premiere) and then a little more tonight on Oprah. For those who haven't seen it, it is not meant to save (or break up!) marriages. It is a spoof-like show where celebrity "judges" hear an argument (or maybe disagreement is a better term) that a couple has. They hear both sides, discuss their opinions and then the Ref makes the final judgement on who wins.

One of the disagreements on Sunday involved a man who wanted a stripper pole in the bedroom and the wife did not. It was hilarious to listen to them discuss and all of the excuses he came up with to have it (our friends will think it's a fishing pole...you can use if for an exercise pole, etc.) The Ref decided that since both partners use the bedroom, both partners must agree on what goes in there and since the wife didn't want it, no stripper pole. Very funny and I happened to agree with that. Not that there is anything wrong with a stripper pole in the bedroom, mind you. As long as you both want one! LOL!

Well...here's where the REF messed up! Tonight, the husband would never finish anything he started (not projects). If there was a carton of OJ with a little bit left and a new carton, he would open the new carton without finishing off the old one. Same thing with peanut butter, milk, toilet paper, you name it! He would NOT finish the last of something. His reason? "Why should I use something a month old when there's some fresh stuff right there?" That burns my butt!!! emoticon If he doesn't use the last of something, either his wife has to use it or it goes to waste. The way I interpret it (and you know I am ALWAYS right in interpretations!) is that he is too good to use the last of something, but it is fine for her to use it. emoticon Really?!?!?!? What makes you so special that you don't need to be part of this team to keep waste down, save money and use the last of something???? AAARRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!! And the Marriage Ref agreed with him that he didn't have to use the last of stuff!!!!! Okay, TP, who cares. TP is TP. But if there's an inch of OJ left, pour it first, put the carton in the recycling and THEN open the new container, you little prima donna! emoticon Okay, done ranting. Just had to get that out there. emoticon

On a positive note, DH and I went shopping tonight for boy's birthday. Got him some presents, goodies for the goodie bag (only one kind of candy...the rest are little toys!), and me some new workout shoes!! After we got home, I even used them! The shoes that is. emoticon

Off to get some stuff done before I head to bed. Morning comes awfully darn early, doncha know! Nite my Sparkly Friends!

  
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CONCHALEA 3/2/2010 11:09PM

    Hmmmm. Is there a Roomie Ref show? May need one of those someday. Always wanting me to give stuff to Good Will.

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STEELERCRAZY 3/2/2010 10:50PM

    You know what would happen if the stripper pole was installed? About a month later, he's be hanging his dirty underwear on it. Just sayin'....

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DUTCHIEKIWI 3/2/2010 10:43PM

    I would just not buy anything new until it was used up and gone...
I'd be a real little b!tch about that!!!

He'd HATE living with me!!!!!

( I would hate living with me probably too hehe )

Ducthie

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_MAOMAO_ 3/2/2010 9:54PM

  Okay, I'll agree completely bout the oj. But folks who missed the show REALLY missed a great dead dog story - that guy was nuts!
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GEEMAWEST 3/2/2010 9:45PM

    Men!! emoticon emoticon

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AWYEAGLE 3/2/2010 6:23PM

    You are about the 10th person who has told me about that show - had I known it would have discussions about stripper poles I would have watched it. LOL


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CARLANNIE 3/2/2010 11:03AM

    That show is meant to rile up emotions, and looks like it's doing a good job already, lol! I agree with you, though, but I think the sense to use things ups is more pronounced for those of us who are the majority caretakers of the kitchen, and the one who has to buy every new thing that goes into the kitchen, etc. Not using it is like money down the drain, cka-ching!

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GLAMOURGIRL-9 3/2/2010 9:04AM

    I am exactly like that! I will not use/drink anything thats been openned a bit! Honestly for me, it comes form my childhood! I knew i ahd issues because i am like that.......the other night i finally figured out why! I was the youngest of 6 and my only brother would drink out of cartons, stick his fingers in the food................ugh! Thats why i am like that!

Thank god i pay for the food right? I also live with someone who cares less whose germs are on this or that!



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AUNTIEANNE22 3/2/2010 9:02AM

  Was the marriage ref a guy? I find a lot of men think they are better than women - especially drivers.

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DEUSMACHINA 3/2/2010 12:57AM

    Love your rant about the OJ guy! What a knobend!

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Almost two years later and...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

I finally updated my Spark Page! Not a lot, but some. I rewrote my introduction and defined some of my goals. Hope this gives me the kick that I need to get that last four pounds gone! I need to have someone take some pictures of me that I like so I can add those to my page as well. Good thing we've gone digital...it may take a very long time to get a picture that I like! LOL!

In June, I will celebrate both my two-year Spark-iversary and my 20-year anniversary. I'm trying to decide how to celebrate them both. Any ideaas?

  
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BKNOCK 3/1/2010 5:47AM

    You have your list of things that you want to buy, do you have your list of places you want to go? I would get away for at least a weekend!

Great job on being so close to your goal, that is so awesome!

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DEUSMACHINA 3/1/2010 2:11AM

    Just get the photos up already! ;) I'm sure you look FINE! Look at the photos I've posted! Me all red and sweaty, and one in my freaking UNDERWEAR *shudder*.

And G-Ma and Dutchie are right. Get the kids out of the house for the night. Or better still, get the two of you out of the house for the night!

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JUNIAATROME 3/1/2010 12:42AM

    We wanted to change our rings for our 20th anniversary, decided that we had no money for that and then DH gave that amount of money to a beggar "who was really very bad off. You should have heard his story!" - I was ... well you can imagine. You don't want my input on celebration issues. Not good at that, not at all.

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GLOBALKEEWEE 2/28/2010 11:17PM

    Celebration ideas...we'll need to noodle on that before June. In addition to crossing the finish line (which is, OF COURSE, part of it) is there anything you have been longing to do? Place you'd love to go? Experiences you'd like to share?

You will come up with a worthy reward for all your hard work and for your celebrating your life together!
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DUTCHIEKIWI 2/28/2010 11:15PM

    Awesome stuff!!
Congrats.
* If you don't... WE will kick your butt the last 4 pounds...
* How about a huge tray of strawberries, cherries, and... a bit of naughy champagne??
* How about having that in a special hotel room for the night... ;0)

* I agree with G-Mama...... Kids are a no no.....

I'll stop here,

well... you DID ask ;0)

Dutchie

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GEEMAWEST 2/28/2010 11:07PM

    Congratulations on your achievements so far. You will kick that last 4 pounds out the door in no time. As far as how to celebrate your 20th anniversary I think that's a personal decision that I'd rather not be involved in. LOL (just don't invite the kids!)

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ANAMIA8 2/28/2010 11:00PM

    only four more pounds? thats awesome!! u can do that NOO problem!! good luck =)

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