Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Best and Worst... In My Opinion.

Everywhere you look right now you can find a list of some sort. Best this, worst that. So I thought I would post some of things I thought were the good and bad of this year. No rhyme of reason and in no particular order.

Let's save the best for last and start with the worst.

Worst of 2008:

  • The loss of a best friend.
  • Birmingham's joke of a Mayor and his asinine ideas.
  • Auburn's season, their loss to Alabama, and ultimately the loss of the great Coach Tub.
  • Spending 5 weeks of my life in a crummy hospital room away from Hubby and Munchkin.
  • Me crashing Hubby's car with my own.
  • Palin actually getting her 15 minutes of fame.
  • The death of Heath Ledger
  • The "glittery" Edward.
  • Fighting with friends.
  • The "pornstache" also commonly referred to as the "crustache"
  • Time sucker "Plurk"
  • Leggings for grown women.

Best of 2008:


  • The birth of my beautiful baby girls - making crummy hospital stay completely worth it.
  • Twilight and becoming a Twi-tward, if you will.
  • Girls trip to Nash-vegas.
  • Family beach trip with the "Randoms"
  • President Elect Obama
  • Mama G's opening up right around the corner - Hello Momma's Love.
  • Jennifer Aniston on GQ - Holy Crap! I want to look like that when I'm 40.
  • Time sucker Facebook.
  • Learning more about my close friends and realizing why we are so close.
  • Hubby working so hard so that I can continue to Stay at Home.
  • Salted caramel Hot Chocolate - Thank you Starbucks

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Years Resolutions and Blah, Blah, Blah.

This is usually the point at which I log on here and talk about how I don't make resolutions for the New Year. Why put something off until January 1st when you are capable of doing it on October 18th. Every year we (as a people) make resolutions, and for the most part we set ourselves up to fail. By March we've quit going to the gym as much, started smoking again, we're hitting the drive thru and have stopped clipping coupons and making out meal plans and grocery lists. This year I'm going to join the masses and hope I don't fail. I'm not going to call them resolutions, these are going to be simple (or not so simple steps) to get our life back on track. These are changes that I have to make, failing in these areas is not an option.

1. Spend more quality time with the girls.
Since having the twins, I feel guilty about 99.5% of the time. I feel like there is never enough of me to go around. When the twins are sleeping, I should be focusing more on Munchkin. Not the laundry or the dishes, same for the twins when the Munchkin is at school. I spend so many days trying to keep my head above water that the time slips away, way faster than I ever intend.

2. Organize and Prioritize
It's time to plan my work, and work my plan. I feel like I'm always frazzled. Leaving the house in a rush everywhere I go. I don't do well when I'm not organized and since the twins arrived, nothing has been organized.

3. Live a Healthier Life
This is another one that has fallen by the wayside. It's absolutely ridiculous the eating patterns we have fallen into the better half of this year. It's been all about convenience. Which, as you all know means SHIT. I will not raise my children on fast food, and doom them to a life of health problems and obesity. We are going back to basics, fruits, vegetables, organic and all natural.

4. "Quality Time" with Hubby (and exercise)
While I think we do pretty good for a family with a wandering 3 year old that has to be locked in her room, and twins that are finally getting into consistent sleep patterns, it can always be better. There can always be more. Since extra time around here is minimal, I will count this towards the working out more often... Cardio at the very least.

So there it is, my list of non-resolutions. I'm not going to promise to spend less money, I need to, but buying diapers, wipes, formula and clothes for 3 rapidly growing children won't get any cheaper in the next year. I'm not going to say that I will use the computer less, because let's face it, I won't. I like to blog, I like to waste time on this little laptop, it's fun and it's my time. The only little bit of mind numbing nothingness that I can afford myself each day. I won't keep a straightened house, and I won't stop saying bad words. Again, I need to, but I won't.

This year, I want to continue growing as a person, I want to continue to work on being open minded to all things, and being honest with myself and others and teaching my girls to do the same.

Happy New Year (bitches!)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Complete Success!

I have to say that this Christmas was probably the least stressful Christmas we have had in a very long time. I was second guessing my decision to host everything here, but it worked incredibly well.

Christmas Eve is usually very easy anyway because there aren't too many of us on that side. Christmas Day I thought would be tricky but with temps in the 70's (thank you global warming) we were able to spill out onto the deck and patio to eat. It also made for great bike riding weather. How sad is it to get a new bike for Christmas and not be able to ride it at 7 in the morning because the weather sucks. Well this year, we were able to eat outside and the Munchkin was able to enjoy her bike. Come to think of it, I remember playing football in my Grandmothers front yard on Christmas day, while some of the family actually wore shorts. Kind of blows the global warming theory, doesn't it?

Anyway, Christmas was great. We all received gratuitous amounts of gifts. Seriously? The amount of new stuff in this house right now is obscene. We are very blessed and thankful that we are fortunate enough to be able to provide for our family in such a complete way. It's funny though, in the midst of cash, gift cards, a laptop, guitar and plentiful other little treats, I would have to say that my favorite gift this year was given to me by Aunt J and Cousin F. They put together this wonderful booklet filled with the life story of my Grandparents. They interviewed them about their lives growing up, this was especially neat since my Grandmother was born in Germany and raised under Hitler. It tells of how they met, and had some really neat pictures documenting their lives. All the gifts in the world, and this one has more meaning to me than any of them.

Thanks to all of my family for helping make this Christmas special to me and my family. It was great having everyone together - Love to you all (because I know you all read this!!!)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Stockings Are Hung By The Chimney With Care....

We are smack in the middle of the Holiday rush. We have family in town, and more coming in tomorrow. I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping, just have to pick up a couple of odds and ends. Ms T was here today helping and while the twins were napping I was actually able to get to the grocery store, twin-less. I forgot my list, but managed to get everything I needed - Miracles really do happen!

The Munchkin is super excited about Christmas, she has asked for a bike and a dollhouse. Santa is obliging, but thanks to the stupid, stupid ordering system at Toys R Us, he will be leaving a note about how the dollhouse wouldn't fit on the sleigh, and will be delivered Friday from his super helper Fed Ex.

The twins are completely oblivious to all of the happenings. They do love the lights but other than that, they continue to drool and snot on themselves per usual.

I've might have had a slight mental lapse the other day when offering to host both Christmas Eve and Christmas day here at our house. My thought was that it would be easier to not haul the kids all over the place, and have everyone come to us. Only time will tell if I chose wisely.

In case I'm MIA for the next few days, Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah!

I'm nothing, if not politically correct!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Party Number 1 and 2, In The Books.

This week has already been super busy and we have a few more things still on the calendar. We had a great Christmas dinner on Sunday night. It was the second year that we've been able to get together with some of our closest friends and their families to celebrate the holidays. Random Mommy hosted and as usual it was fan-freakin'-tastic. This woman knows how to host a party, not to mention her and her hubby cook some of the best meals I have ever had. We drank, we ate, we were super merry. The night ended with me being a DD for NLD. I'm now wondering what that was about. Hubs had to stay home with the girls because he wasn't feeling well and neither were most of them, so why didn't I drink more? I was solo, what the heck happened there?

Last night was the Christmas party for The Best Damn Moms Group Evah' and it was a blast. We had just over 30 ladies there, and as you can imagine there was no shortage of conversation. After a few Jack and Cokes, I remember doing my little drunk test. My cheeks felt a little numb, which usually prompts me to do the tooth tap test. NLD asked what I was doing and Mommapeas answered her. She gets me, I love her. It's not often that you can get caught tapping your teeth in public and have someone sitting across from you that does the same thing. She has since taught me a more discreet way of doing this. I also remember having a conversation with several of the girls about ways to lose weight quickly and maybe illegally. What I remember:

  • There is a shady weight loss Dr. near where I live that for a mere $120 will give you some really good prescription weight loss pills, no questions asked.
  • You never see a fat crack whore - maybe that's an option to look into. Crack is better than meth, because it won't ruin your teeth. Momma Drool also suggested we snort coke.
  • Parasites. I won't even get into the details of this idea. Let's just say that Momma Drool thoroughly talked us out of this one. Something about how they come out at night, lay eggs and retreat back from whence they came. Oh, and something about eating your brain.
In conclusion, we decided it best to just go back to the gym. BOR-ING!

After dinner, we hit up the late movie of ...... drum roll please.......... Yup! Twilight. I'll be damned if the freakin' movie wasn't packed out. 10pm on a Tuesday night, the movie has been out for almost a month and is still packing out the theater. Just to clarify, it was not TBDMGE that packed the place out, there were only 3 of us that ended up going because the others are lightweights. Suckers! You should have gone, it's really even better when you have a good buzz.

The popcorn sucked and RM threw hers all over the ticket guy. Not in that order, but if she would have known when she threw it at him that it was so stale, it would have been even funnier.

What a great week so far. I'm looking forward to the rest of this week filled with parties and dinners with friends!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

And I Have A Scar to Prove It......

I have recently been alerted to a new addition on the Starbucks menu. It's a salted, caramel, hot chocolate. HOLY CRAP! I love hot chocolate. I love caramel. It's two great tastes that go great together. This is a new drink on the signature menu and if you haven't tried it yet, you must go there immediately and order one up.

I won't tell you how many times I have been there in the past few days, it's still less than the amount of times I have see Twilight, by the way. I will tell you that they are so good, I have a permanent burn mark on my tongue because I can't wait for it to cool off enough to get that first sip. It's savory, it's delectable, it's a must try. Salt might be my new spice of life....


So, in case you don't get what I'm telling you...... Go there. Now!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Curious.

We had a great Mexican dinner tonight with some friends. Things have been crazy and we haven't been able to really see them so much lately, and Munchkin was super stoked about seeing her other boyfriend, who by the way might just be the most lovable little boy on this earth.

Anyway, after dinner, I had to run by the grocery store because the twins are seriously tearing through some formula right now, and I seem to always be running out. After I checked out, I glanced at my receipt and noticed that it said " Aged confirmed: over 19." My first thought was that I didn't purchase any alcohol, something must have been scanned incorrectly. Then I realized it said "19" not "21" and it was listed under the formula. Can someone shed some light as to why you must be 19 or older to purchase baby formula? Is there something in it that kids are using to get high, or make bombs? If either of those are the case, why am I giving it to my babies?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I Think I Can, I Think I Can.....

I sit here like a grounded teenager... Kind of. Some friends of mine are going to see Twilight tonight and I'm not with them. I was invited, I contemplated requesting a night out with the girls, but in the end decided against it for a few reasons. I figured that if I can actually refrain from seeing it tonight, that means I'm not addicted. Right? Not going proves that I am stronger than it is. I didn't say these were rational reasons, just reasons. I also took into account the unholy amount of grief that would come my way, via Hubby if I told him I was going to see the movie again. He has been a gracious sport so far, but there's no point in testing the depths of his patience.

Sure. I thought long and hard about this decision. I was planning and plotting in my head ways to justify going. I could have simply said I was going to the movies, lie by omission. Then if asked, point blank lie through my teeth, and say I was seeing "The Changeling." I thought of offering up sexual favors in exchange for this night out, but this is one of those areas where I have to be very careful. It would have to be something different, not your everyday, run of the mill sexual favor. It would have to be something new or exciting, something I wouldn't normally offer up on any given Wednesday night. Then I thought, there are reasons I don't offer those things up on a normal basis. (Read: if ever) and knowing my husband, he would create a loophole in the deal and I would end up agreeing to things I have never heard of. Things that could involve, hot fudge sundaes, jumper cables and the neighbors from 2 streets over, you just never know....

So here I sit, listening to my soundtrack and contemplating piracy laws. If I could just get a quick fix, I would be ok until my next invite at which point I will probably be more agreeable to some type of unique roll in the hay, (hot fudge or motor oil.....)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Gone Are the Days...

Gone are the days of my beautifully, immaculately decorated Christmas trees. The days when I would buy ornaments and ribbons by theme. Silver and Blue, Auburn, or Clear glass ornaments with silver. There were years when I would even go so far as to wrap all gifts to match whatever the theme was for my tree.

Here are the days where the entire bottom row of branches must remain bare, for fear of little hands pulling ornaments off, or have them serve as choking hazards. Here are the days where 12 ornaments are bunched on 2 little branches, thanks to the help of our little Munchkin and her decorating expertise. Here are the days when the Hubby and I no longer fight over the lights, because I no longer have the energy to waste worrying about their perfection.

The funny thing is, in the midst of all of our bunchy, homemade, mismatched ornaments, we have the most beautiful tree I have ever seen.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Socks.

The Munchkin is a big helper to me these days. She loves doing housework and if it weren't for stubborn child labor laws and such, I might actually get more use out of her, but for fear of being called the next Kathy Lee Gifford, I refrain.

While I was folding clothes yesterday, she came in and wanted to help. I usually give her easy things like putting socks in the drawers, or putting burp rags in the basket. She knows where everything goes and she went to open the top 3 drawers on my dresser. I turned around right about the time I heard her say,

This drawer is big girl panties for your bum bum........
This drawer is socks for your feet.........
This drawer is socks for your boobies...........

What more can I possibly say.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

A Moment of Silence.

I'm so disappointed, not surprised in the least little bit, but disappointed nonetheless. Auburn has decided to "part ways" with, in my opinion one of the best coaches that has ever graced the field at Jordan Hare Stadium.

In his 10 year career as Auburn's head coach, Coach Tub holds a record of 85-40, with an incredible 7-3 against our biggest in state rival. He had 1 SEC championship, 5 western division titles and one unbeaten season in which we were robbed of the chance to play for the the National Championship. He has won 9 of the last 14 games against top 10 teams.

Not only was he a good Coach, he is a respectable man. He kept our players out of trouble, he built a rock solid program and didn't waiver when 5 years ago, the university was caught up in "jet-gate" trying to hire Petrino behind his back.

Admittedly, our season sucked. 5-7, and we went from top ten to not even bowl eligible. Our spread offense was an experiment gone wrong, and we had a quarterback that had only started about a half a dozen games. Tuberville stepped up, made mid-season changes and took responsibility for the problem, while trying to minimize the fallout. But, this is the reality that is the SEC.

So, congratulations Mark Richt, with only 8 seasons under your belt at Georgia, you are now the longest tenured head coach in the SEC. Let's hope you don't meet the same fate as Fulmer, Croom, and Tubs at the first sight of a bad season.

Bad decision Auburn. Bad decision. Where are you possibly going to find a better coach, a coach that will have even the slightest chance of competing with Saban-Nation?

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Are You Afraid?

I'm only afraid my husband will divorce me if I go and see Twilight AGAIN!

Oh yes I did! I went to see the movie again tonight with some of my fellow Twerds. To protect their anonymity I will not state their names (you know who you are.) I will only say that they are addicts like me, we are each others enablers. I figured up during the movie, that between the 5 of us, we have seen the movie 17 times. 17 times!!! Insane right? There is nothing left to say at this point, that wouldn't further embarrass myself and the other "innocent" people that have been so willingly dragged into this addiction. I will leave you with this. I've heard rumblings that my bad boy James was a dead ringer for Bucky off of American Idol - This my friends, is not Bucky.

Sweet Dreams!

Yummy, Yummy......Slurp, Slurp....



Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Further Proof, We're Not Normal.

On the phone with Husband tonight we were discussing my plans for tomorrow night. I was invited by Madies Mom to go see Twilight, (yes, again) Hubby's work schedule is a little crazy this week and I wasn't sure I would be able to swing it but I got the go ahead with only a little grief.

Me: Hey! Madies's Mom wants to meet for a quick bite to eat before the movie. Do you think you can be home by 6:00?

Hubs: I think I can do that. What brought all of this on? (I haven't seen Madies Mom in a while)

Me: Er..... *whispers* Twilight

Hubs: Really? Again?

Me: SO!

Hubs: How many times can you possibly go see this movie? It's the same thing over and over.

Me: How many times can you go to Sammy's? It's the same thing over and over.

Hubs: That is completely different, it's not the same thing everytime.

Me: Yes, it kind of is.... Same "things," different girls... Whatever. The only thing different is whether or not a fight breaks out..... Plus my hobby is way cheaper, and cleaner.

Hubs: This is true, between you and M&K, the outcome does change. I'm making a new rule. Only going to Sammy's with Random Daddy from now on.

Me: So, you can be home by 6:00 right?

Monday, December 01, 2008

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda.

I'm beginning to realize that I should have talked way more smack over the last 6 years. It never ceases to amaze me how incredibly obnoxious Alabama fans are. Don't get me wrong, it sucks big donkey balls that we lost in such miserable fashion. We were worthless, not being able to score a single point. But let's look at it this way. We've sucked all year, was anyone truly surprised that we didn't show up for this game either? I talked with a few other Auburn fans before the game that were feeling pretty good going into it. I think we felt so good because we had absolutely nothing to lose. Nothing. If we lost, it was expected. If we won, well then, we would have just beat the number one team in the country.

Another conversation that came about after our loss was, who to pull for now? If you know me well enough, you know that I would pull for McCain/Palin or Osama Bin Laden before I would pull for Alabama. Want to know why? The Fans. Plain and simple. They annoy me. They, for the most part are not gracious winners. I can only think of a couple and I have to say thanks to Daddypeas for being one of those on Saturday. He and Mommapeas might actually be the most gracious, non-obnoxious Alabama fans ever. They are truly an exception to the rule.

I think your coach is a d-bag, but then again most great coaches are. I'm also jealous that he's coaching your team. He might actually put you into the National Championship game this year. This would force you to have to learn a new slogan, Got Thirteen? It's bad enough to have to listen to the chatter of a win over Auburn for an entire year, but to have to listen to that might make me rip my ears off. Remind me the next time we win (hopefully not in the too distant future) to unleash an un-holy amount of obnoxious hell on everyone I know that thinks Rammer Jammer, Yellow Hammer, Give em' hell Alabama, actually rhymes.

So, Chomp Chomp Bammer, I hope the Gators kick your miserable, obnoxious ass.