Wednesday, October 12, 2011

School Pictures Are In

I am hoping to update the pics of my kids to the right -->

We just got school pictures done and yes, I officially have the cutest kids! The pics turned out great! I'm also going to try an overhaul on the whole set up. So look for changes coming soon. It's all a part of the new and improved ME!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

9 day stretch

Finished a 9-day stretch at work and am glad I get to be off for 2 days to be with my family. Tonight, however, my "I'm thankful for..." is what helped me get through the LONG nights of typing and boredom...

Have you downloaded the IHEARTRADIO app? Well, you should! I heard about it so much on the radio that I downloaded it not too long after it was released and have totally enjoyed it since then. I have a few favorite stations on there, but I really only listen to one. UMMM, 24/7 comedy radio. Yup, I get to listen to hilarious short comedy skits and laugh so hard I disturb the people around me. I know we are supposed to be quiet to allow others to type and focus on their work or whatever they are listening to, but sometimes there is just something too funny and I can't help but laugh out loud. Yeah for comedy radio.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Name Change Winner...

I am LOVING the new name and hope that y'all like it too... as it fits my life so well. Me & My Mischief Makers. They all love the mischief and I am continually baffled at what their brains come up with. :)

Just a little rundown as to our current life...

  1. We moved downstairs in the house we share with my older sister and her family. This was a good thing for so many reasons, but mainly it has forced me to go through and de-crap my house. There is still a constant mess but that is because I prefer to sleep and/or be lazy during my few waking, non-working hours. But you would not believe the amount of papers I have shredded, the bags of trash and boxes of items taken to DI. It's amazing how freeing it feels to get rid of things.
  2. The kids started school at the end of last month. Second year at this school and all seems to be going well. I am blessed to have my sister here to help my kids with their homework most days since I have to leave for work before the kids get home from school. But I am doing my best to schedule time in each classroom to see them as often as possible.
  3. We took a trip to Texas before school started, to visit my sister and her family. It was AWESOME... except for the 24 hour drive (me being the only driver, it was split into 2 days) in a 5-seater car... hmmm, don't recommend it, but we did all survive it, and have GREAT memories from it. When I finally download the pictures I'll try to remember to post some. The kids keep asking when the next trip to Texas is going to be. My response so far has been, "When mommy can afford plane tickets for everyone." :) Doubt they have any clue that that means probably never... but a mom can dream, and so can her kids.
  4. I got hired as a career employee with the postal service FINALLY! After working as a contract/temp for over 3 years I was blessed with a full time position with benefits. It was a stressful time, but couldn't have been better timing in my life. The hours right now stink but I can't be sad that I have a job with perks. I just keep praying that eventually I will be able to work during school hours so I can be with my kids each evening.
I just had to end telling what my favorite part of each day is...

Right now... I just got in my room from kissing each of my kids, tucking the blankets around them and whispering to them how much I love them. Some nights I just stare in amazement that they are mine, and at how grown they are. Tonight, this is what I am most thankful for.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dear Irony...

I wrote this post a little bit ago, but am finally posting it as we have now talked with our kids and making it official...



Dear Irony, I have to congratulate you on your fabulous part in my life. As I look at the name of this blog I giggle... and am sad... Love, ME

For those who don't know, there are many reasons I stopped blogging. But the main reason I didn't start up again as I was setting my life straight was that I was dealing with some major changes. Not to go into many details, but there will be some changes in my blogging, namely, the title of this blog since it is no longer applicable to my life.

My husband, previously known as FiM (my Fix It Man), and I could no longer fix what was beyond repair. We are currently separated and will be filing for divorce as soon as I can get a job with insurance. In the meantime I am trying to deal with sadness, change, shock, loneliness, and the ever-present judging of other people. Unless there is a bit of funny going on in my life from the offspring or from work or anywhere else I might be able to find humor, there won't be a post for that day. I appreciate all those who have been supportive and loving to me and my family. I also appreciate those who haven't judged or just assumed they knew the full story. We both played a part, and for now we are both accepting our parts for messing up what should have been eternal. So for now... here is your assignment America (or world if you are from somewhere else)...

If you have kept up with my blog and kinda/sorta/bitsa/maybe know me then in the comment section give me suggestions for a new blog title. It can be silly, appropriate, or whatever... I just can't deal with ironic anymore. :)

Oh, and one more thing... I don't know what y'all think about this but I am toying with the idea of shutting off comments. So if you have crap to tell me forget about it. One bad comment and they'll be shut off for good. I don't need anyone hating me for JOKING about being a bad mom. I love my kids more than anyone EVER could. The private comments I got about the Neglectful Parents group and awards have convinced me that our society has lost its sense of humor. Buck up people. I need a laugh every once in a while.

Song of the day... Say Hello to Goodbye by Shontelle

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wish List

So recently I have discovered 24!

I know, I know... 24 is already over... but when I was down recovering from surgery I finally had time watch the show. And it is a good thing I didn't watch it until now. I admire those who had the patience to wait week after week for ONE SINGLE EPISODE. I for one, am not that patient. I stay up way too late on my nights off to watch Jack Bauer ROCK the world hour after hour! Okay, I'm watching him ROCK MY WORLD! :)

On a related topic I have heard SOOOOOOO much about this Bentley moron, from the Bachelorette , that I thought I'd find out what all the hubbub was about. Ya, I said hubbub... So tonight, before I began my 24 marathon I watched the most recent episode. I used to watch this show all the time, but since I began working nights I have dropped most of my show addictions.

How do these topics relate besides both being TV shows? I'll tell you how they relate. That's why you're reading this right? You wanna read what I think... can't for the life of me figure out why, but since you're here sit down and stay a while.

My wish for tonight?

Real life and Fiction... I wish it were the RIGHT way in life.

The sexy, strong, brave, brilliant man, Jack Bauer, should be REAL LIFE!

Retarded, egotistical, ugly jerk-offs, like Bentley, should be MADE UP/ FICTION!

I'm sure we all can make a list of people that would be awesome to know, if only they were real. My list would also consist of all the NCIS characters (mainly the male ones since I am a lover of the male species), Patrick Jane from the Mentalist, and most of the characters from Castle, especially Rick Castle cuz he's HOT AND FUNNY! Wanna add to my list? Add a comment.

People I wish were Made up/fiction? My list isn't very long, but it is private. So we'll leave it at that... Bentley, I will say out loud (or in type), should be fiction. Why? Because then we either can rewrite his character into someone honorable and kind or we can write his character out of the show. Wouldn't that be nice? Let's just hope that no other Salt Lake City women fall for his suave fakeness! And with all my heart... I hope whatever business he is heading fails. Men like that shouldn't succeed in life because he just steps on people... he thinks he can and there won't be any repercussions...

I do have to admit that I let Oldest Child, who was having a hard night, watch most of the show with me. Go ahead and judge away... I really don't care! She wanted me to explain what was going on. It was interesting to try to explain the whole thing about lying and such to her. She asked if I would have known that Bentley was lying if I was Ashley. I told her probably not... I think that surprised her. She asked me why not. I went into just a bit of detail with her about the guys I have dated and my experiences with being lied to... WOW! Humbling experience to share with my daughter and admit to errors in judgement and flaws in my character. All I can hope is that she loves me anyway.

Song for tonight... Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. Mainly chosen for the opening lines that go well with my topic for tonight. "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality..." Good times, brilliant lines! Nite y'all!


OH.... And are you still wondering about my surgery? I think I'll probably share that next. There are a few funnies to be shared with that story!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Books...

I love to read... and with my super exciting job I am able to listen to audiobooks every night. It's pretty dang cool. Between books and music I stay well entertained at work. However, I have recently discovered a weakness. In discovering this I have made a short list of books I should not allow myself to read and/or listen to anymore. Yes, it is a short list, but here it is...

1. any of the Twilight series


2. any of the Outlander series



Have you read these? They are addicting! Life ceases to exist outside of my brain when I am either reading or listening to any of these. This can be good in some circumstances, but when there is so much to do?... not so good. It's as bad as trying to watch just one episode of 24. NOT POSSIBLE!


...And even as I am saying this... I won't stop. A girl can dream about having her own Edward Cullins. And a woman can fantasize about have a Jamie Fraser. YUMMY!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Something to make you smile

If there is ever a moment of sadness or depression I now know what to do...

watch videos of my kids.

For a little over a year I was EXCELLENT at taking pics and videos of the kids (ironically it was when I was totally into blogging before, AND had a working camera). Tonight I was downloading pictures from my external harddrive onto my NEW laptop that Dalen just gave to me. I thought I check out what was on there. And found some FABULOUS videos of my chillins. They are just awesome, in case you were wondering.

It made me miss the cuteness of how young they were. It made me smile at how much they've grown. It made me happy to be their mom!

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