The Mean Mom

Just ask my 7 year old, he'll tell you. Don't believe him? Ask my 14 year old, if she still leaves you in doubt, my 17 year old can confirm it too.

May 14, 2008

The common thread...

What is the common denominator between these 3 things:

Root Canal
Gyno Appt
Family Portraits?

Give up? It would be what are the 3 things that any normal person would fear and dread... Am I normal? Nope... never claimed to be either...

We have an appointment for family portraits tonight for our church pictorial directory and I'm actually looking forward to it. Hopefully it won't disappoint me.

The last time we did this, I had been divorced for about 18 months... My kids were the star of the directory. They were in the directory with me... and with StupidX. He did that on purpose. He was still thinking that he needed to prove that he was the stellar parent. HA!

He and his Brady Bunch family aren't doing pictures... He claims it's because he doesn't have time. I know the real reason, and in a pathetic way, I feel sorry for him. I think it's all a matter of choices, and which ones we make. I don't think that his were as thought out as mine... he jumped into something too quickly, then couldn't back out, because I think he worried others would have thought less of him. I think that if he had it to do again, he might make different choices if he knew how it would turn out.

But that's enough of a psychology speech for today... I'm off to find something presentable for the rugrats to wear for the picture... I so wish Kyle weren't so picky about his wardrobe.

May 13, 2008

I would like to take a moment to thank Michelle Duggar...

You know who she is right? She's the woman who just had her 80 millionth kid. Now I have to tell you, while I have nothing against having as many kids as you want, there has to come a limit somewhere. I mean she is 41 and has had 18 kids. Yep, 18. That's an entire classroom... well almost a classroom if the schools weren't so crowded...

Why am I thanking Michelle? Because I posted this post awhile ago. Now that Michelle and Jim Bob have had their 18th kid, and everyone is looking for them (it's kinda like a car wreck, you just have to look) they hit my blog... I have had on average 26 hits from new visitors.

You know, I guess it's all in how you look at it though. If they have the means to provide for thier children, and can care for and love them, then more power to them.

Anyway, thank you Michelle Duggar. And congrats on #18.

ETA: Thanks Lara! The Duggars are expecting their 18th... it hasn't arrived yet.

May 12, 2008

Happy Sunday... on a Monday...

Yeah, so yesterday was Mother's day... and I'm a mom... yippee!

The kids were with StupidX on Friday night and Saturday night, and I was almost tempted to tell him to just keep them on Sunday... I mean it really is just another day... Is that a bad thing to say?

I had to get up early (7 am!) to go to church because StupidX took the kids there and I had to pick them up there... broke my diet by eating a pancake at the Mom's day breakfast they do every year... but I also ate more protein then carbs, so it wasn't a total bust. Then we skipped Sunday School and just came home. I had a killer sinus headache so I laid down and slept... all day.

Got up in time for dinner, then played on Webkinz with Ky for a little bit until it was his bed time, then I did 1 load of laundry and went to bed...

See, just another day.

The only thing that made it special was a gift I got from my friend Monica (an adorable mug and a beautiful angel...) and flowers from my Hubby and some cards.

Kay did say that she would be taking me out to dinner next Sunday (after she gets paid because her prom is Saturday and she won't be able to afford it before Prom...)

I hope that if you're a mom, you had a wonderful day... and if you aren't a mom, I hope you treated yours right.

May 09, 2008


So, do I look any different? Huh? Can you see it?

What?! You don't notice it? But it should be obvious...

I am almost in my MID-somethings... :P Yeah, well... "they" say a woman should never tell her age... the way I see it, if I've made it this far, I'm doing ok. I haven't been sent to jail for murder even though I have thought about it on more than one occasion. I'm not involved in some scandal... though that might be fun. hehehe...

Wednesday I was 42... today, I'm not. I haven't been since yesterday. It's funny, I don't really feel any different than I did on Wednesday. When is this "old age" everyone talks about supposed to kick in?

Oh well... guess I'll just wait... but I won't be waiting quietly... I'll be doing all the stuff I always do. Maybe even have to try something new, but I don't know what... anyone have any suggestions?

Oh, and in case I don't get here in time... if you are a mom, have a great Sunday... if you have a mom, don't forget to tell her that you love her.

And if you are here from Ree's place, be sure to say hi... and if you don't know about her place, you have to check it out... she's very addicting... in a good way!

May 02, 2008

How far would you drive...

to find cheap gas?

This might make it easier to find... and if you play with the zoom you can get close enough to actually click on stations and see their prices and exact locations.

I also was kind of surprised at the spots that have almost a DOLLAR in the difference from one part of town to the next... bizarre.

I also had a self discovery moment... I am completely fascinated by maps. I could zoom in and scroll around for hours... checking out town names... following where a road goes... I'm such a dork.

Anyway, you can have your own fun there...