Friday, April 30, 2010
Posted by Jessica at 3:22 PM
I was asked to review the site for McKenzie books. They are an online book buyer and seller. They have this tool called BRAIN, Books Recently Added Inventory Notice. I think its the best idea ever!
What BRAIN does is it allows you to create a "want list" of books and they automatically notify you the minute they get in the book in matching your title, author, ISBN, or keyword search. You can set preferences such as the minimum book condition, how often & when to get alerted, maximum number of books to include in each alert & more.
As a mom, this can save you TONS of time and money from having to search all over the place for that one book. They usually sell books for about 80% off the list price so you are saving a ton of money! My husband, who is a grad student will really like this so he can get his textbooks for cheap. I get pissed when he has to spend like $400 dollars on one book!
I do, on occasion, get a chance to read and its great that I can get them for so cheap instead of paying 20 bucks a book! Thats crazy!
Ch-Ch-Check it out!
Posted by Jessica at 10:31 AM
So anyways, heres what happened this week to make my week fabulous!
nothing~! Thats right, I a big old ball of nothing!
I do have one exciting piece of info to announce!!
Im going to be a macaroni kid publisher!!! Yay! Ill keep you posted as I get my shit together!
Posted by Jessica at 8:45 AM
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
TIME in front of the mirror, and MONEY on hair care products, that is. But if the end result is this...then it's definitely worth it.
* There is only 1 drawback to the permullet: A moist surface drowned in chemicals tends to irritate the skin... which leads to neck acne. Girls are NOT into neck acne.
Keeping the mullet reminds them of their youth and delusions of their individuality. It's crucial that these two traits are constantly reassurred in order for the Famully Man to sustain his new, responsible role in society.
In some more poverty stricken families, the mullet actually functions as a toy. (Comparable to a rattle, blocks, etc.) The child grabs/tugs at it, and it is fun...fun for the whole family. As we know, mullets are easily amused.
The Family Mulltrait
"Hell no mom, we're not dressin' up for the family mulltrait. We're wearin' our matching powder-blue and yellow tank tops!" These were the same tank tops they wore when they "necked" the Barbossa twins in the dugout on the baseball field. "High-five bro! Huh huh huh!"
Check-it, I'm Devastatin' Dave, The Turntable Slave and I'm here to make you wave. Come on, come on, put your hands in the aiiiiiir, wave 'em like you just don't caaaare. You like my hair? Break it down: Jerry curl juice runnin down my mullet, oops i gots curls, they call dat a Frollet.
Construction worker, plumber, electrician & painter are the occupations and classic rock is the inspiration. Non-work days are always spent at ANY sporting event. Mullets that haven't quite reached the high level of the "GCM" (General Contractor Mullet) tend to be "handymen". Taking out overpriced ads in the Pennysaver, the justification is, "It's an honest living." This GCM in particular is ranked high within the mullet community due to many reasons: The length of his mull, the contrast of his mull, and the bleached tips. His occupation has secured him a strong position in the mulligarchy which is reflected by his sure, confident demeanor.
* He just gave his son "Tobey" a tool belt for his 6th birthday.
* Possible delusions of Mel Gibson from Braveheart.
Every once in while a truly great mull comes along like this. It IS a 'Diamond in the ruff', every detail is completely intentional and accounted for. Look at the aero-dynamacy, the colors, the length of this mull. A true craftsman. Now check out the accessories; The 44oz. Big Gulp, the wife beater, the beaded necklace, the aviator sunglasses and finally the baseball hat attached to the belt loop of faded denim shorts. The attitude, the confidence in his stride are also key, undeniable elements that make this mull stand above the rest. 'I - AM - THE - MAN' emanates from within and is projected to all. Good luck dude.
As she gazes affectionately at his passionate romantic mull, she actually surpasses her original "bait" role and becomes captivated by this species. The Mull stays focused on the song while keeping his cool. When he finishes, he will smoke his cig, finish his drink, and "nail" the girl...
"Get away from me with that camera, punk. Ya, i've got a mullet, so what! What, because i'm a women I can't have a mullet?! Whatever, you're just a MAN you would'nt understand."
As a disclaimer...I truely think mullets are awful, but they are hilarious!
Posted by Jessica at 1:16 PM
Saturday, April 24, 2010
~ I bought new patio furniture yesterday and am now thinking I should go get a job so that I can go buy more things that I like. I always get like this when my kids turn 2. I need a work from home job...
~ I hate the word patio
~ Love my new furniture and can now listen to my bob marley and enjoy my wine in comfort!
~ We rented the blind side last night. Why the f does Kathy Bates randomly pop up in everything lately!
~ Daughter #1 has a soccer game this morning. Im wondering why it always rains here on saturdays! Now I have to sit in this freezing ass cold rain! Boooo but YAY! I get to watch her run around and be happy!
~ Tonight we are going to see a band call Bon Journey. Yes you read that right. A band that plays covers of Bon Jovi AND Journey! Im totally wearing my mullet wig and plan to take awesome pics of real mullets. I will do a mullet post just to honor those business in the front, party in the back exclusive club members! I will be in heaven!
Hope you are all having a great weekend! I will thinking of you all when I rocking my air guitar tonight!!!
Dont stop believin! Dont you stop!
Posted by Jessica at 8:21 AM
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Well this week at my Apples of Gold meeting, it was about loving your kids. I truly needed it this week. Some days I feel like the worst mother. I either feel bad about :
-yelling to much, I really really need to work on this. I really have a big, loud mouth!
- not playing with them enough. I really try to make their day fun and interesting but I can only play tag so much or read a story so many times, or play a game so many times.
-sometimes I feel guily because I stay at home. I mean, maybe they want to play with other kids rather than me and I already told you about her horrible "friend" next door, so maybe they would have fun at a day care? Also, then we would have a lot more money to spend on nonsense stuff.
- the time we do spend playing, I end up feeling guily because its not educational enough.
- as I mentioned, Im ALWAYS tired, I feel guilty about this too.
All these things add up and I feel emotionally and physically exhausted at the end of the day. I realized that my kids have NEVER had a babysitter! Other than grandparents, theyve only ever been with me! Thats crazy! I think my parents would have left us with a homeless bum back when my sister and I were their age.
Ive also never been away from them for more than 2 days. I feel aways that sometimes I just want to not see them for at least a week. 2 days sometimes hardly feels like enough.
This is why I wanted to be thankful for my girls today. Because I realize that motherhood is one big ball of guilt, I am so thankful that I have this to feel guilty about!
Im thankful for their little voices, their little smiles, their little hands, their little eyelashes, the way the say "I love you mommy," the way they cry for me when I leave, the way they laugh, the way they dance, they way the care about others....I could go on and on!
What are you thankful for today?
Posted by Jessica at 6:14 PM
Monday, April 19, 2010
Stop by and show her some love too!
Whhheeewww now I can get back to regular blogging!
Posted by Jessica at 1:12 PM
Saturday, April 17, 2010
1. where is a good spot to find some new layouts?
2. I need some ideas for a button.
3. I really really am trying to find a way to reply to comments. Ive tried discus but its not working (maybe it would if I got a new layout) and everything else im finding is for wordpress so I need something for blogspot.
4. How are you guys all finding these great giveaways to do on your blog? I want to do one?
Hope everyone had a great weekend...Im off to catch up!
Posted by Jessica at 4:43 PM
If I was a gemstone, I’d be a diamond. Girls best friend right!
If I was a tree, I'd be a Christmas tree!
If I was a tool, I’d be a knife. Ill cut you...
If I was an element, I'd be air.
If I was a car, I'd be an el camino...they make me laugh
If I was a food, I'd be a taco...mmmmm
If I was a place, I'd be the beach. I cant think of a better place to be!
If I was a material, I’d be polyester.
If I was a taste, I’d be sweet of course.
If I was a scent, I’d be B.O. after a good workout!
Posted by Jessica at 4:35 PM
Friday, April 16, 2010
K literally sits and waits for her to get off her bus at 4 so that she can play with her. The other day, neighbor girl got of and K really excitedly said "Hey friend, do you want to come over and play?" and girl yelled for all other neighbors to hear, "No, I hate you and im never playing with you again," to which her brother replied, " Dont worry, Ill make her play with you."
My little girl responded, " Ok thanks!" just like it was no big thing! What do you do when this happens? Do you jump in and throw some elbows? Talk to her parents? Smack a bitch down? I dont know but it just breaks my heart to see her get treated this way....
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sometimes when I go to write these posts, I think about what my readers will think about me? For example, Ill say to myself, I cant say that because
- it will offend someone
- I will sound like a total idiot
- who cares about reading that
- oh no, what if someone thinks Im a bad mom, wife, sister, daughter, etc...
- I will have to edit the shit out of that one
just to name a few!
I feel like ive been myself when I write this blog so far but I dont think Ive been myself enough.
So now I think its time to write this blog FOR ME! No more if this nonsense self-editing!
Posted by Jessica at 9:08 AM
Sunday, April 11, 2010
100 beautiful followers on the wall, 100 beautiful followers, take one down, pass it around 108 beautiful followers on the wall!!
I also think its time to make some changes and add some things to this site. I would love any input or ideas you all might have.
Thanks to all of you for following and hopefully liking my blog! Ill be back tomorrow with a new and better post!
Posted by Jessica at 6:35 PM
Friday, April 9, 2010
Happy Friday Everyone!!!
So today is friday. What are your weekend plans? I am going to a party tonight at a friends house. Should be fun get some time away from the girls and just with Mr. Man. Not to mention the blog party that im attending this afternoon too! Im so excited to do this and cant wait to see what new blogs I come across!!
Anyways, I am also doing the friday follow and am so excited because I am hope this will bring me the 4 more followers, I totally counted that on my fingers by the way, I need to get 100!!!!!!!!!!
I want to do a fancy schmancy giveaway in honor of that but cant think of anything fun. Do you have any ideas?
Cross your fingers!!!! 100 followers and I will totally be doing a happy dance, drinking a bottle of wine, and chowing down on Easter candy! Then I will be mad at myself for eating the candy so I will drink more wine and then my whole weekend will pass me by because I will be hungover! Its a vicious cycle.....
Posted by Jessica at 8:35 AM
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Well this past tuesday at my apples of gold meeting, kindness was our discusison. We were asked to give examples of acts of kindness that we had done RECENTLY and it was actually hard for me to think of anything! I was absolutely appalled! I guess there were little things that I had done but not anything that I felt worth mentioning. I could hardly even give what my definition of kindness would be!
Anyways it got me thinking. Wow! I really need to step it up! These women that are part of this group are SO amazing! They really reminded me how GREAT it feels to be kind and give without even thinking about it. I want that! I want to be a kinder more compassionate person.
And I want you to be too!
Tell me your definition of kindness and what acts of kindness have you comitted lately?
Posted by Jessica at 7:59 AM
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Havent done what the heck wednesday in awhile so here goes:
Why am I eating all my girls easter candy. WHAT THE HECK! Its not like I already dont feel my ass jiggle when I get up from the couch!
Why do my girls keep growing so fast? WHAT THE HECK! I am going to have to stop feeding them in order get them to stop growing therfore saving me money on buying whole new wardrobes every 2 days and saving me money on food!
Why does my dog always have to roll around in some dead animal right after I give him a bath. WHAT THE HECK! Does he really like to smell like dead bird all the time!
Why does my cat have to bring home the above mentioned dead bird as a "prize."WHAT THE HECK! Gross!
Why do I keep writing what the hAck. WHAT THE HECK! Im the worst speller ever!
Im totally letting my daughter wear her pjs to the bus stop to take my oldest to school. WHAT THE HECK! Am I really that lazy?
What the heck Wednesdays was started by Mary over at her wonderful, wonderful blog! http://www.mommyologist.com/
Posted by Jessica at 8:04 AM
Monday, April 5, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
They typically goes something like this:
"Happy Easter K! I put your basket in here but was afraid the dog would get it so I moved it into the bathroom. "
Then they go look for the next note and that would say " Im so sorry! I thought it might get wet in here so I moved it into the closet."
Then when they get there it would say " PE YEW! Your daddys shoes were too smelly to keep in here so I moved it to the car."
You get the point! Anways, that is one of our little traditions! They absolutely LOVE hunting them down and then redoing the hunt later. Also, my grandparents own a campgrounds so we get to hide easter eggs all over and it is just really fun for the girls!
I would love to hear some of your traditions!!!
Posted by Jessica at 1:11 PM
Happy Easter everyone!
Today I wanted to say that I am so thankful that Jesus died on the cross for me and was raised from the dead! Because of this, I can be forgiven of all my sins and let me tell you, I have a lot of sins! Because of this, I can unburden myself of ALL the things I do wrong.
I know ive said before that I sometimes dont feel like the typical Christian woman but because of this day (weekend) I can remind myself that all of that doesnt matter! He loves me the way I am! My cursing, my drinking, my yelling, my judging, my overindulging, my sometimes short temper, ALL of that! He just loves me the way I am!
And he loves you too! Weather you believe or not!
Anyways, I hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful Easter weekend~
Posted by Jessica at 12:55 PM