Friday, January 3, 2014

One Way To Show You Care About Your Box: COME VOTE!!!

So, I was like "all honored" to get an e-mail in my box [not that box],
asking me to do an Eden Fantasies $50 gift-card giveaway...
And then, I see that this is the latest rage in blogging these days.
I've seen THREE in the past 3 weeks!
Reality sets in... I'm not so special.
However, $50 is $50.
And $50 can get someone a really nice gift of self lovin',
if you know what I'm saying???
So the question is:

even though they're spreading like wildflowers???

Let's take a Vote.

I'll leave it up on the side bar for a week,
and you guys help me decide, OK?

Voting will be open through 11:59 pm next Friday, April 10th!

And with that, I'll leave you with my husband's
favorite picture from our recent visit to Philadelphia.
These signs were EVERYWHERE.

He wants to make a t-shirt for me with the logo :


Happy Birthday, Sydney!

Happy 7th Birthday, Sydney.
You make me smile every day,
and I love you
in amounts I can't begin to express....

Your passion and energy shine through every day,
and touch people in ways you simply can't understand...
Thank you for what you give me...
All my love,

ASK me another question you anonymous 12 year old TW_T

My girls (11 & 14) are on so many social media sites, I can't always keep track.  I try to.  And any new APP they download to their phones automatically downloads to mine... pretty much my lazy effort in  spying.  The fun part is, I get to make a profile, and they have to accept me following them.

Instagram, Kik, Snapchat and Ask are the top 4 these days.  And while I can't fit in on Instagram (since surprisingly at 43 years old I can't stomach snapping close-up selfies with "puckered lips" and then posting them to the world)... I did attempt to hang out on "Ask" for a bit.

Have you seen this app???!!

Aside from it being a "Bully Zone Amongst Girls", there's some funny shit our kids talk about on social media.  Like "TBH".  What the hell is that?  "To Be Honest"... if you respond "Yes", then you simply respond "honestly"to their next question.  Wow.  That's creative.

And what about "Rate?".  This is someone asking you if you're willing to "Rate" people if they give you a person's name... Like on a scale of 1-10.  Or sometimes it could be on a letter grade scale:  B+ or A-.  Not A.  But A-.  WTF is that?  My daughter gave someone a C and we had to talk.

So I set up my profile and "followed" my girls' accounts, checking in only every so often.  And can you believe within 24 hours I started getting messages that "Moms are not supposed to be on ASK."  "Get Off ASK."  WTF?  I was about to hand out a can of Whoop Ass right there on screen!

And then, I remembered my own advice to my girls... don't respond when people are rude.  Don't fuel the fire.  Don't stoop down to their level.  They'll move on to someone else when ignored.

Screw that.  Come on 12 year old anonymous twat.  You found your match.  But do you think you could just give me a little time to figure out how to create a "fake" account, under a new name, so my girls can't see what I'm doing?  Then, I'll be ready "To Be Honest".  Promise.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

My learnings from Weight Watchers in the New Year: Cabbage is bad.

It's been 4 to 5 days of getting back to my workout routine at the gym (which has been on hiatus for a long, long, long time).  In addition, I agreed to join Weight Watcher's (WW) to jump-start my ambitious attempt to lose weight quick in early 2014.

Here's the main takeaways I've concluded to date:

1.  Cabbage soup is NOT good for ones intestines several days in a row.
2.  Starting WW's during the first winter snowstorm of the year that causes everything to close down is simply bad timing since you're locked in your house with nowhere to go, except the refrigerator.
3.  My family used to enjoy cabbage but they've changed their mind after the past 3 days.
4.  Cabbage plus "flaxseed" smoothies in the same day is quite comical, in a frightening way.
5.  A glass of wine according to WW's is 5 ounces, and equates to 4 points.
6.  My normal consumption of wine is more than my TOTAL daily point allowance on this damn plan.
7.  I believe I need a different meeting - AA, not WW.

...Or a much smaller wine glass.  But the kids are home in 2 days, so we know that is not an option.
WW's or bust.  I say bust.

Monday, May 14, 2012

My Personal Fifty Shades of Grey Results

Just like many other women on this planet, I've completed the final book in the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy...  and I have one simple question to pose:

NOW WHAT???!!!

Okay, so the reading lagged on a little, the sex scenes became a little expected, and I kept thinking an ignorant Miss Anastasia Steele was going to find Mr. Fifty Shades off with an army load of prostitutes at any waking moment, as you'd expect in the "real world".  But I enjoyed the read.  And more importantly, my cop of a husband pulled his hand cuffs out the other night to surprise me.

That's the entire point of the book, right?