Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Music to live by?

Test. I think I am back in the land of the living. Whew.

There's a story comin'... I promise. It starts in the car.... where else?
Nope, still sane. Hear me out. I don't know about you guys; but if we have to be Super Moms, then why not have a theme song? (And yea, that is antiquated terminology & thought, but if so....Why the heck didn't our list get any shorter?)

I have recently decided that I should have theme music. Actually - if ya wanna know the full story - more like a soundtrack. So that got me thinking... what would the soundtrack of my life be? There are so many things - I would have to have a few volumes at least, God willing. But humm.... What about you - what would you put on yours?
Feel free to leave comments :)ok, ummm please leave a comment? (even if it is to correct my typing - rofl.... no that isnt a paid position sorry :P)

Monday, March 03, 2008


UP. AWAKE. Getting closer to being rid of the stupid bug that I have been ill with. It's messing with my sleep, so I have started picturing him ( and yes..... it MUST be a him) as a close cousin to Mr Mucus of the Mucinex commercials. Yea... click it. Ha. Click on "Meet Mr Mucus". Uh-huh. He's a snarky, slimy little thing. This bug has me annoyed.I'm thinking I should have paid a little more attention to the commercials, instead of sticking with the normal cold remedy I have come to rely on as it didn't work. at all.
AT ALL! Cause what started out as a "little trouble with my sinuses, thank you" has morphed into a huge pain in the rear. I mean Hello! What do you think my sinus cavities and lungs are a primo vacation spot? NOT. And let me tell you when my daughter woke up yesterday with another version of the crud she was almost clear of & I hightailed it to walgreens. Yea, for those of you that dont have your vernacular stuck in the 50's of Rural Hill Country Texas it means I grabbed a 20, and keys from the little pile on the dresser and jumped in the car to get my daughter some medicine. Deciding to get something much more effective this go round, I quickly grabbed the drug fact card from the shelf and proceeded to take it to the pharmacy counter not realizing I had forgot my liscense that was laying there too. or, maybe it wasn't..... AWW MAN! Since I now think I dropped it the day before when I stopped for gas and have just realized it, and now the fact that the pharmacy doesnt open till 10 am, is deffinately gonna make me miss church after several weeks of hookey, I called my husband who came to my rescue ( mumble mumble, thank you, mumble mumble) and....with a steaming cup of coffee in his hand. LAAAAAAAAAAAAA.............the skys parted, and I am pretty sure birds were singing.

So, ummm yeah. Since I try to be a law abiding citizen, I know the medication had moved behind the counter, and that there was suppose to be limits on the number of boxes that you are able to purchase... however.... I didnt realize that your id is entered into a computer linked to this little box. forever. and, there are monthly limits- as in LIMIT- meaning 1. So, I have been batteling this crud for over a month, cause I fought him off for 3 weeks before I succumbed to the little bugger. I start asking questions. I wanted to make sure that I got the right stuff. and enough of it after she mentioned the law, like we are suppose to be able to quote it. So, now my poor hubby is subjected to the scrutiny of the "counter intelligence" as she is moving her eyes back and forth between us. I am offended. Then I look at her, and say "When you are a law abiding citizen, you are not going to be familiar with the restrictions and know how to get around the medication restrictions. I just want to make sure I purchase enough medication to get over this horrible nastiness. I wasn't well acquainted with several of the brands offered, so questions should be expected so that we could make an informed decision". Ok, since I still wasnt feeling well, most of that sentance came out ok, the last half wasn't quite that smooth... so that has to be factored in also, and since it was Walgreens she may or not get that.

I uhh didn't get my soapbox out for this cause I was still a little dizzy.... but oh well...

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Saturday, February 02, 2008

All I have to say today is AAAARRRR.........

If you know me well, you dont even have to ask.

Friday, February 01, 2008

"Gec Ba N er ha a menit" aka Mom speak version # 84

Jumped back in the car to run an errand earlier, and realized that there are so many different versions of mom talk. Moms usually do many things at once and talking while their hands, mouths and/or both are one of them. I pulled into the parking space and after my daughter opened the door, the cold gust of wind blew in and I didn't let the fact that I had my hand full putting my hair into a fresh ponytail and my cell phone in my mouth stop me. As I was attempting to communicate it flashed into my head how ridiculous I must look -and sound. Tip- if you are target of such conversation tactics, refrain from mentioning how silly we sound, as clueless as you think we are-we are aware of this. Oh, and - if you are the target of the conversation - just go along with it and act like we're making perfect sense.

Music to Drive By ( I mean listen to while driving; .... not the other thing....)

I got a really nice surprise. My DH walked in last night with a cold coke ( ahhh) and a new cd - reminding me that I had a nice cd player to listen to while driving. It was the new Rascal Flatts CD - Still Feels Good.

We got a chance to see them a few years ago at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo when they were starting out -they put on a great show and I have been a fan ever since. We happened to be sitting next to some of the kids from their fan club and got to hear a few stories about how nice they were. This is one of the songs off of it - enjoy! I will be listening to it in about 15 min when I jump back in the car.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Better Communication through Technology! ??!??

"driving" and "think" and you will find references to articles listing 75% of adults think texting should be illegal while driving while 56% admit to using texting while driving" or "_% of adults think that the drunk driving laws need to be tougher" What you dont expect to see is a webpage for a little gizmo called the Driving LED Emoticon Humm. There are enough blond stands in my auburn hair to allow a litttle ditzyness when driving, but really; I can see this is a terrible idea.

The copy says "better communication thru technology",and the paragraph detailing the device starts with "When you're driving your car there are times when a single finger gesture can perfectly express your sentiments to a fellow vehicle operator. Although this is a relatively efficient form of non-verbal communication, we would like to present a device that brings some technology to the table"
This is brought to you by web retalier known as Think Geek: Stuff for the Smart Masses. In lieu of commenting on the previous sentance, I instead will provide the following. I just included the
AAA Texas Road Rage — How to Avoid Aggressive Driving
When the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety studied more than 10,000 incidents of violent aggressive driving committed between 1990 and 1996, it found that at least 218 people were killed and another 12,610 injured when drivers got angry.
How can you avoid being the victim of an aggressive driver? While there are no sure techniques, three basic guiding principles can help:
Don't Offend
Cutting Off
Driving slowly in the left lane.
Don't Engage
Steer Clear
Avoid Eye Contect
Get Help
Adjust your Atttitude
Forget Winning
Put Yourself in the Other Drivers Shoes
If you think you have a problem ask for help

Mom's know a little more than you think....

ok , I can admit it..... I like jammin to some of the songs on Disney Radio when the kids are't in the car..... :) I am posting this after a conversation with a younger person who expressed surprise at the fact I knew who the Jonas Brothers were after just naming them only by first names. Ha! Moms know way more then you give us credit for. so this, little friend... is for you. :)

Jonas Brothers S.o.s. Lyrics
and this is for the moms that may not catch some of the lyrics the first time - I got your back

Jonas Brothers S.o.s. Lyrics