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Turkey Fail.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Looks good, right?.........

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REBECCAMA 11/19/2010 12:53PM

  I've been failed by those turkey popper things before too. Sorry for you!

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/19/2010 9:44AM

    not bad

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AWOLF24 11/19/2010 8:22AM

    Awwww...bummer. Good to know!

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DENRNAJ 11/19/2010 7:51AM

    yikes- thanks for the reminder- I think that I'm getting tofurkey this thanskgiving!

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Things I don't think I will ever understand.....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

1. Tissue boxes in the rear windows of cars......????? What if you sneeze while driving and you have snot hanging off your face? How ya gonna get it off, smarty pants?! Your tissues are in the most inconvenient place EVER!

#2. The trance-like state my children go into when Yo Gabba Gabba is on. Never heard of it? Google it. It's a train wreck, I don't get it... emoticon

#3. How my hubbs can recall the smallest detail from an incident that happened 6 months ago for a court appearance but can't remember to close the bureau drawers...

#4. Half the buttons on my camera. Yes I have the manual. No, I'm not going to read it.

#5. Pre-Cooked bacon in a box. What the...? emoticon

#6. Easy one. Braille on the drive through ATM. Still (and always) a head scratcher.

#7. Lady Gaga

#8. Jersey Shore, Jerseylicious, Housewives of Jersey. I miss the Sopranos. Tony woulda off'd all of them and then gone out for a big plate of Osso Bucco.

#9. QVC. Why hasn't internet shopping killed this channel yet!?!

#10. People who get up at 2am to wait in a line 50 deep in 10 degree weather on black friday to save $7 on a blender. No offense, I just can't wrap my brain around that kind of madness.

Got anything to add?

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WINDEE52 11/19/2010 7:51AM

    IVY - HAHAHAHAHA! Pants On The Ground! good one... emoticon

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GRACEFULIFE 11/18/2010 10:25AM

    #4. You should read the manual.

#5. Anything that makes bacon easier to procure and get it can't be a bad thing.

#6. Some people walk through a drive-up ATM. I did yesterday, in fact.

#7. Lady Gaga you don't understand? Hmm. While I'm not prepared to say I entirely get it... I mostly get it.

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MS_GOLIGHTLY 11/18/2010 9:10AM

    Pants on the ground... I don't get that

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MARLIMOO 11/18/2010 8:39AM

    Yo GABBA- NUTS. Thank goodness it was a brief stint in our house. Although my son does have the figures and carries them around the house. How bout= people that order a HUGE sundae, then say- I will have a diet coke? HUH?

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WILLIAMV3 11/17/2010 4:29PM

    Just this morning I saw a young lady wearing Uggs with shorts! What in the world?? emoticon

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BETHKK 11/17/2010 4:14PM

    This just brightened my afternoon! SOOOO hilarious!

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BJW-FARMGIRL 11/17/2010 4:02PM

    Love #1-Ha!! Gonna have to look up #2. #3 is a man thing. Don't even try. #4 is just to drive us crazy. #5 Good for when you are serving 30-40 teenagers at prayer breakfast at church before school, so I hear. #6, 7, and 8) WTH?? #9-one answer--lonely old ladies who don't compute!!! #10 Ask somebody else--I don't do it. The stuff on big sale is usually not the quality I would want. And the sales they are already having are terrific already. If I went shopping that day, someone would plow into my car and it would cost me a bundle--money and inconvenience.

Like some of the others' postings, too. Gonna have to think awhile.

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REBECCAMA 11/17/2010 3:39PM

  Love it! Yo Gabba gabba is banned in our house. I don't understand it at all, and don't let her watch it.

Never understood the tissue box in the rear window either. LOL!

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APMAC_D 11/17/2010 9:42AM

    When children fall and don't cry unless they look around and someone is looking at them then they unleash the balling LOL

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MELTEAGUE 11/17/2010 9:33AM

    Totally for the giggle......

I also don't understand how my kids ans say " YUK" to something they have not even TASTES yet???

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AWOLF24 11/17/2010 9:24AM

    LOL Oh yes, unfortunately, I know of Yo Gabba Gabba.

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HAPPYCHICK10 11/17/2010 8:08AM

    I don't get the "wearing pajamas out of the house thing"'s not cute ladies!

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HEIDE69 11/17/2010 7:55AM

    Good ones!!! I hate Yo Gabba Gabba! I have heard a story that when someone hits the brakes w/the kleenex box in the back window and it come flying out it hit someone in the head and killed them!

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/17/2010 7:48AM

    I like those!

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WINDEE52 11/17/2010 6:54AM

    Haha! Sillyberry - Uggs in the summer!!

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SILLYBERRY 11/17/2010 3:09AM

    I was going to write the exact same thing as curvydiva!

But let me add - Uggs with super tiny miniskirts. The hell?

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CURVYDIVA86 11/17/2010 2:49AM

    Haha this is hilarious!

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WINDEE52 11/16/2010 8:58PM

    Oh! Forgot one. People who go digging for gold in the car. You're not invisible ya know!

Comment edited on: 11/17/2010 6:54:10 AM

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KBEHUNE 11/16/2010 8:35PM

    I take offense to number 10. I am one of those crazies! I go to the store, but I haven't really ever waited in line. It is more of a bonding experience with my mom while shopping without my son!! Great list!

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AMINABEE 11/16/2010 8:34PM

    I love the kleenex box in the rear weird! HA! I'm sure I've got some to add, but I need to think about it...

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MUSICLVR98 11/16/2010 8:30PM

    How high school students think, that after 7 years of teaching, I haven't already seen (or tried) the stunt they are about to pull.

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IMREITE 11/16/2010 8:27PM

    i like #8. i would like Tony soprano to off most of the people on reality shows. i try not to watch most of them because i find myseld realizing there are so many better things to do.

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"Yes, I have a question. Is it true that if you don't use it, you lose it?"

Monday, November 15, 2010


Over the summer, I was able to do 20 unassisted pull-ups in one workout. In sets of 4's and 5's mind you, but still I got 20. Last week I realized I could only get 4 or 5! Same thing for the push-ups. I was able to do multiple sets of 25-30 this past summer and now I struggle to get to 15!

I've been focusing so much on cardio and running lately that I've started to neglect the strength training. Time for a goal!

20 Unassisted Pull-Ups/Chin-Ups (4 sets of 5)
100 Push Ups (4 sets of 25)

I want to be able to do these (alternating between exercises) by the end of the year or sooner.

Anybody up for a challenge? emoticon

P.S. Bonus points if you caught the movie reference!

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WINDEE52 11/19/2010 4:14PM

    The title was from the 40 Year-old Virgin!

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SPUNKYSPARKER 11/19/2010 8:54AM

    what was the movie reference?!

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BREWMASTERBILL 11/16/2010 7:54AM

    I was just having a similar thought this morning. I appear to have plateaued on pull ups. I vacillate between 4 and 5 (per set) and have been at that level for about 6 weeks. I'm making reasonable progress on push ups and most other exercises. So I'm looking for ways to do more pull ups.

Movie references are usually completely lost on me.

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WINDEE52 11/16/2010 7:12AM

    @aminabee - 15 unassisted is phenomenal, good for you!!
@marlimoo - I KNOW you could do pullups, you're a machine!!

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AMINABEE 11/15/2010 7:54PM

    I actually started this challenge awhile back because I remember you mentioning on your feed or in a blog that you did 20 in one workout session! I've been working hard, and today actually did 3 sets of 5...gotta work my way up to 4 sets. You can do it!!!

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MARLIMOO 11/15/2010 11:17AM

    OK WOW. I can not even do one pull up. I have never tried really but I do not think so. Now the push ups. Those I can do. I typically do 3 sets of 10 or 15.

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/15/2010 9:03AM

    Strength Training is soething I have to keep making myself do. I usually get the two days a week, but sometimes fail that third one.

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MS_GOLIGHTLY 11/15/2010 8:39AM

    I'll go for push ups with you, but prob won't be making the pull ups unless I get a bar :)

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Typical dinner-time banter....

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

My hubbs makes me laugh.

Hubbs: "What's for dinner?"

Me: "Food."

Hubbs: "ha.ha. No, really"

Me: "White Bean Chicken Chili"

Hubbs: *eye roll* and for added emphasis *sigh*

Me: "Deal."

Fast forward 1 hour and 2 bowls later.....

Hubbs: "That was good. Am I gonna be in the bathroom all night?"

Me: "You're a dope."

Recipe and stuff at

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MELTEAGUE 11/17/2010 9:33AM

    that SO DOES look good!

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LIL_EZZY 11/10/2010 3:35PM

    He sounds like my hubby.

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MZSLYDE01 11/8/2010 12:33PM

    LOL - That is too funny. I love it.
Looks wonderful.

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/3/2010 2:38PM

    I have a white chili recipe I just love.

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REBECCAMA 11/3/2010 1:16PM

  Yumm.. my husband loves white bean chicken chili. He orders it from Ruby Tuesdays when we go there. I've never made it at home before. :-)

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AMINABEE 11/3/2010 9:37AM

    That's so cute!

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AWOLF24 11/3/2010 8:28AM

    Too funny because that coulda been my house.......

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    LOL! I would love to come home and have that for dinner.

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ROGUE_1 11/3/2010 8:25AM

    Hello friend! Cute story :) I've missed catchin' up on your blogs, looking forward to doing so! Hope things are well.

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MARLIMOO 11/3/2010 8:17AM


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Can I just B!&%$ for a sec? I'll be brief...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Don't get me wrong, I love being a stay at home mom. But ever since my hubbs and I decided that staying home full time would be more cost effective than me desperately trying to resuscitate my real estate career, I've felt increasingly....stir crazy?

This week has been particularly trying. Hubbs went to a work conference for 3 days. He was basically paid to stay at a nice hotel, eat, drink and schmooze. Meanwhile, I've been with the kids every waking second for a week. No, correction - I got to go to kickboxing so there is 2.5 hours of ME time.

With the hubbs' work schedule (and constant overtime to make up for my lack of income), the child care falls on me. Don't get me wrong, he spends time with the kids, but its always play time.

I found myself complaining to the BFF about this last night. I think what spawned all of this was that HER husband told her to go visit a friend in Boston for a night or two and he would take care of their toddler son and twin infants. WHA???? REALLY!???? (She definitely needed that though, aside from 3 kids she also works full time). But I was mad at my hubbs for the nice thing HER hubbs did!

FYI - I'm not always like this. I really do love staying home with my kids. I do have patience with them and they're great kids (easy compared to some I know), My husband is wonderful and I feel bad for the amount of overtime he has to do sometimes. I just need a night out or a couple hours of spa pampering maybe to recharge.

Ok, I'm done. i think I just needed to get it out. Now I'm gonna go enjoy Halloween with my kiddos. Hope y'all enjoy yours too! Try not to eat too much candy!
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Quick edit: I'm not blaming my hubbs - his work schedule just basically sucks and we have a shortage of babysitters.....

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MELTEAGUE 11/17/2010 9:35AM

    sometimes a girl just needs some time off......I think I feel a night at home by myself coming on.......where can I send hubby to??? Hmmm...he needs time OUT time and I need TIME IN time! lol...can't win!

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MZSLYDE01 11/8/2010 12:36PM

    Ha Ha Ha - Sorry I know it's not funny but I am glad that you were able to get it out. Sometimes that is all you need.
It can be just as stressful and wearing taking care of your children full time. Hopefully you can take a break soon for yourself. Me-Time. Yeah.

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SUZBFIT 11/2/2010 7:25PM

    I feel like this too often, I think!! I wanted to stay home so badly for many years and I finally got the chance 1.5 years ago and it hasn't been as awesome as I thought it would. Yes, I LOVE being able to be the one to care for my children but sometimes I feel like it is ALL I do. My DH has an expense account and it includes eating out for lunch everyday. As silly as this sound, I get insanely jealous when he is eating at the best steakhouse and I am having pb&j with the kids. I really think I am just envious that he gets to hang out with adults and eat warm meals while I am counting down the minutes to nap time so that I can have a tiny bit of clean!!!

Anyway, I just wanted to say that I know how you feel and you totally deserve to get away for some "me" time soon!!! If your DH can't help because of his work shifts can you enlist some help from family members or even a babysitter for a few hours?

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KELLYFIT4U 11/2/2010 5:35PM

    I had a feeling your husband has the same profession as mine. I'm not a SAHM and I sooooo know the feeling. Then my husband has hobbies like hunting so instead of helping me this morning when he got off from work when he's suppose to be sleeping well since it's prime hunting season for bow it's ok for him to stay up and hunt. It's funny how priorities change sometimes. Vent anytime it's what we are here for but I really know how you feel but I work on top of it. My husband though does give me my time away. You need to plan a girls night out or something for you to give you some space. Every mom needs it! emoticon

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HEIDE69 11/1/2010 7:47AM

    I know what you mean! I do day care and stay home w/our kids and my husband puts in long days. So it is hard to get any me or alone time. emoticon

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MS_GOLIGHTLY 10/31/2010 9:19PM

    My offers to take the kids so you can do whatever always stand, you know!
I think it's hard for anyone who has never stayed home with their kids longer than a day or two to understand how significantly it impacts the primary caregiver on a personal level. It is a huge sacrifice, and though worth it in so many ways, it is easy to lose your sense of self. I think most mothers experience that loss in one form or another. The trick is getting our partners to fully understand that something as simple as the drive into work is viewed by SAHMs as "a break", and the working partner gets many similar kinds of breaks throughout their day.
Anyway, I hear ya, sister. Hang in and see you in the A.M.

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MARLIMOO 10/31/2010 5:53PM

    i forgot our hubbys did the same thing. I work the morning and he works 4-12am too. He just did that damn convention thing too! In Plymouth, MA. DId yours go there? He did ONE night. I worked from home- but see my two are in school. I sent my son to my friends house- she has a 4 yr old too and then my daughter is in first grade so I worked from home to get her on the bus and get her off the bus. Hubby was home by 1pm I think? Your sacrafice is HUGE. It's VERY HARD to basically raise the kids alone and be the first response to all. I give you guys ALL the credit in the world. Have many friends that do it too. I know they struggle at times needing to reconnect with who THEY were and are. It gets lost as you sacrafice you. I am sure your hubby helps as much as he can. He may have to say no to a detail one night or day so you can just - I dunno SHOP or go out to the spa = I wish I lived closer. i would watch the chickies for you! Sending hugs!

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WINDEE52 10/31/2010 4:41PM

    Thanks for the responses everyone. I do need to mention that it is not my husband who is prohibiting me from going out. He is a police officer and works 4pm-12am and 8pm-4am shifts and the shifts rotate. He gets a weekend off once every 6 or so weeks. I'm not mad at HIM, more like the SITUATION. emoticon

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LIL_EZZY 10/31/2010 4:19PM

    I do know where you are coming from. When I was at home with the kids I too went stir crazy. It is hard to all we do and have no time for our own sanity. Kids grow up really quickly and soon enough you will have your freedom back. I used to be really hostile about the fact that I didn't have a life outside the kids but now they are getting older I promise it isn't as hard. Maybe you should talk to your husband and just ask for some time out a couple of times a month just so you don't go mental....

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/31/2010 12:09PM

    We all have our moments and we all deserve some Me time. It takes a special person to be a stay at home mom. Good Luck to you. emoticon

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MARLIMOO 10/31/2010 10:17AM

    Totally- I hear you. He needs to pull back and give you a night away. You need it. You are human and you are you. Just need to reconnect to that and then you can bounce back. See if that can work? Good luck sister!

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DOUGLYE 10/31/2010 9:21AM

  YOU have the tougher job (I hope your husband realizes it).
Tough it out. Our kids have great memories of home life as they were growing up. The rewards are not immediate, but they are there.

Doug emoticon

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ABETTERJILL 10/31/2010 9:16AM

    You're perfectly legitimate to feel this way. Being a stay at home mom is the toughest job there is & you deserve a break! Maybe ask your hubby nicely :)

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