Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Liebster Award!!!

So I went on my daily read of all my favorite bloggers and what do I come up on??? The Insomniac’s Dream was awarded not 1 not 2 but 3 awards, of course I’m not surprised she’s a great lady. I love reading her posts but what I was surprised….she awarded me a Liebster award…ME!!!! I was floored and so honored until I re-read the rules….I hadn’t bothered to do this before. I just went to reading her stuff and thought she was just sharing a lot without realizing that she had to….rules!!!! Ugh I’m not a fan of rules….is anyone? As kids we hated rules but we had to follow them but I’m an adult, we make our own rules that's the whole point and now this!!!! But I’m thankful for the award so here goes nothing.

The rules are

This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The award is then passed along to other bloggers in the same category to help spread the word and support one another.

1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.
3. Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.
4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
5. No tag backs.

11 Random Facts

  1. I’ve worked almost non-stop since I was 16 (with just a couple of years off when my oldest boy was born), at this rate I should be able to retire very soon

  1. I met my husband in Europe and brought him here & 9 years later he still acts like an immigrant sometimes

  1. I love being a girly girl even thought I no longer have the time or energy like I did before the kids so to start again I recently started painting my nails again…..pink sparkle this week!!

  1. I’m the most sarcastic person you will ever meet (or at least that’s what my friends say)

  1. I always wished (and still do) that I had a sibling. Brother, sister I don’t care I just really wanted a sibling. This is probably why I always said I have to have more than one child….its a lonely world

  1. I would cheat on my husband in a heart beat if I had a chance with Johnny Deep. I’ve loved Johnny a lot longer than I’ve know my husband and he full supports this idea. Of course with my luck the day I meet him I would have my period so that would go out the door….but you never know

  1. I have a long first and last name…the combination is 17 letters

  1. I’ve had my period for over 20 years now…..I think by all accounts I should be going through menopause by now….I’m tired of this bitch already

  1. I curse a lot, I’m working on this

  1. I always wanted to be a lawyer when I was growing up. Then life, kids and husband happened and I never went

  1. I smoke…Please don’t give me shit for this I already do enough for the both of us. I’ve tried to quit way too many times and I’m still trying…I will never give up until I really stop one day

11 Questions I must answer

1.  Are you a cat or a dog person?

A small dog person definitely. I have nothing against cats but I would never have a cat as a pet and I’ve had many dogs as pets when I was growing up. If I ever get a pet for my kids (besides fish) it will no doubt be a small dog. I’m not crazy about big dogs.

2.  What is your drink of choice?

Right now I love Malibu Bay Breeze.

3.  What is your favorite Holiday?

All of them as long as I don’t have to work

4.  If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?

That I finished college

5.  What do you waste the most time on?

Worrying about things I can’t change ALL THE TIME. My mind is constantly racing, I need a break.

6.  Are you consistent in house cleaning?

Yes. I drive my husband and kids crazy with how much I clean.

7.  Would you give up love for all the money in the world?  Or would you rather be dirt ass poor to experience the love of a lifetime?

I’ll take love over money any day. The way I see it at the end of the day I have to sleep with that man and I don’t care how much money you have if you are Hugh Hefner there is NO WAY IN HELL I’M SLEEP IN THE SAME BED AS YOU!!!

8.  What is your worst bad habit?


9.  What is your guilty pleasure?

Reality TV. I actually blogged about it here

10.  Do you have a favorite author?

I really love reading. I constantly read books. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have a book going to and from work sitting on the train with nothing to do.

11.  Are you a writer who blogs, or a blogger who writes?

Blogger who writes. I love writing my blog but I don’t think I would have the discipline or will or ideas to write a whole book.

11 Bloggers I am nominating (there are others but they’ve been nominated already and I don’t want anyone to kill me)

My Daily Jenn-ism


Funny Postpartum Lady


The Bearded Iris


Phenomenal Woman


Confessions of a (Not-So-)Super Mom


Sorry Kid, Your Mom Doesn’t Play Well With Others


Suburbia Interrupted


First Time Mom and Dad




It's not like it's rocket surgery



11 Questions for my nominees


1.      If you could live in any country, state, city which would you choose? Why?


2.      Do you love/hate technology?


3.      How many awards have you been nominated for so far & how tired but still grateful are you?


4.      What is one unique quality about you?


5.      If you could choose anyone to merry would you still chose the person you are with?


6.      How did you come up with your blog name?


7.      If you could switch lives with anyone who would it be? Why?


8.      What do you want it to say on your tombstone?


9.      What if anything do you see changing in your life in 10 years?


10.   What is your favorite food?


11.  What is the one thing you would love to change about your self (physically)?


Monday, January 28, 2013

Why do “Fans” shit on the Pages they like???

I’ve been at this Blogging/Facebook/Twitter business for a couple of months now. There’re a couple of reasons why I started doing all this. One I really liked what other people had to say & secretly I like to share my ideas with others….in secret of course (I keep my page, blog and twitter away from friends and family, it’s one aspect of my life that no one really knows about). I also like to see what other people have to say. I’m noisy. I love the funny pics and stories other people tell. So I was surprised when I first saw that people were saying negative things about the pages they “liked”. Why would they do that? Why like a page and then talk shit about it. What’s the point of this? Are there people out there that have nothing better to do with their lives? Are they that bored that they go looking for page admins to make comments that they don’t like and then attack them? Why not just ignore comments that you don’t agree with? There are many things that I see other page admins say that I disagree with, comply dislike what they said or think they are complete idiots and assholes for saying such things but I have never and will never say anything negative…Why?? Because everyone has their opinion and even thought my idea doesn’t go with someone else’s that doesn’t give me the right to trash that person and tell them exactly how I feel cause you know I’m right and you’re wrong. NO, I’m not right and NO that page admin is not right but we all have our own opinions and its their page/blog and they have a right to say what ever they want. That’s the whole point of have a Facebook Page, a Blog or Twitter…to express your ideas and thoughts. Not to please people. So this goes out to all the negative people


If you so disagree with someone’s post just simply unlike their page, stop reading their blog and stop following them on Twitter. You are not obligated to like a page. It’s voluntary! So do us all a favor and just STOP! It really does ruin it for everyone else and not every page admin has thick skin they could take a beating day after day. Don’t be a bully. Hell we’re teaching our kids not to bully and than we do the same.

I don’t have a following like some other page admins so I’ve been very lucky not to have anyone bash me but I’m sure one day some ass will. I can only hope that it doesn’t. I hope all the people that “like” my page will be just as nice as they have been until now and I hope I haven’t offended anyone with this post that they will stop reading my stuff but if I have that means they are one of the people that like to say bad things and I’m glad they are no longer part of my circle.

Page admins are just regular people and we have enough shit to deal with in our personal life that we don’t need it from strangers. We go to our blog, Facebook Page and Twitter just to vent, express ideas and share funnies…..DON’T BE AN ASS!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Breast Feeding???

 Breast, boobies, tettas, bouncy balls, milk jugs…so many names. Call them whatever you want but they are the two things on a  woman’s body. No different than other parts of a body but at the same time OH SO DIFFERENT. So this weeks ThemeThursday is Breast Feeding. So am I for it, am I against it


I believe whoever created a human body (whether you think God or science) they created women’s boobies to produce milk or least for some women. And because they were created for this who am I to argue with this. You can read countless articles and studies telling you how much healthier it is for a baby to drink breast milk than formula. Now don’t misunderstand


I chose to breast feed that does not mean that I think breast feeding is the one and only way. I know many women who chose not to or can’t. That is their/your business. Everybody has a right to their own choices.

Me, I chose to breast feed my kids…sort of. With my oldest I did it for 6 months. It was so hard to get him use to it at the beginning. We tried so many different positions and finally the only one that worked was with me lying down and him lying down next to me and then he would eat. This meant that when we were in public I could never do it. I wasn’t about to lie down in the middle of the supermarket, library or park to feed my kid. Those times he got pumped breast milk in a bottle. My youngest just never caught on. I tried for 3 weeks EVERYDAY to get him to latch on but it just never worked. After about a month I just gave up and gave him breast milk for some time and then formula for the rest. I felt so guilty. I really wanted to breast feed him. For his health and for economical reasons. Formulas are very expensive.

So how do I feel about the whole breast feeding business in public??

I really have mixed emotions.

On the one hand I condone it. I support it. Like I said at the beginning of this post someone gave us boobies filled with milk so that someone wanted us to give this milk to our babies. It is our right as mothers to feed our kids. Babies don’t know when its “appropriate” to eat and when its not. When they’re hungry they want food. As mothers we feel we must make ourselves available and give them this food.

On the other hand I believe in the saying There’s a Right Time and a Right Place for Everything” So what does that mean? It means feeding your baby when he/she is hungry but at the same time maybe being just a bit considerate of others. I know it’s a natural thing for a mother to breast feed her baby but some people are just uncomfortable watching this. Maybe just maybe we don’t have to whip out our boobies at every family function, every time we go to the park, library, train, airplane, etc. Just maybe we can be considerate of other people’s discomfort and give our baby a bottle. Don’t worry nothing bad is going to happen to your baby if you give him/her a bottle filled with breast milk every once in a while. I know some will say that if a person feels uncomfortable they should leave and I agree with that if they are in your house but out in public we need to think of others and not just what we want.

This is just my opinion. I don’t mean to offend anyone or for that matter insinuate that my opinion is right and everyone else is wrong. NOT AT ALL.

This is just my opinion. PERIOD

If you would like to read what others have to say about Theme Thursday "Breast Feeding" click on the link below.

Friday, January 18, 2013


 Ughhhh it’s been so long since I last wrote on my blog & twitted on twitter & I’ve been somewhat absent from my Facebook page. What the hell is wrong with me?? I wanted to start writing a blog and I did & I got people reading my stuff…real people!! I wanted to started a Facebook page & I did and I got people liking and responding to my posts and I’ve got over 100 likes…this is amazing to me. I wanted to start tweeting so I opened a twitter account. It was great at the beginning, people were interacting with me and #FF me…I was on cloud nine. I still get new followers….I’m at 186 at last count. I feel shitty everyday when I look that new people are following me and I don’t even look at my twitter to see who they are. So I go on every couple of days and take a look and read your tweets and laugh at some of the post and than…than I leave, no comment, no tweet, no nothing.

Truthfully I got everything I wanted, this is my dream come true and yet here I am writing finally after a month of almost nothing and its not even a real blog it’s a rant about how I’m NOT blogging. So what is wrong with me?? Why haven’t I don’t any of these things when I was so excited to do them a month ago? I just don’t know. At first it was the whole holiday’s thing. The kids we off from school, I had a lot of work at work and I was tired. People I’ve been exhausted, truly exhausted EVERY. DAY. I get home and I can’t wait to get to sleep. I’ve done at best minimal housework. I can’t even have people over because my house is such a mess. I’m also experience the worst writers block EVER. I have ideas but just putting them to paper doesn’t seem to go. I am reading everyone’s blog and then I think how come they can throw out a blog every day and I can’t at least once a week. Do these people have that much time…they/you don’t from reading your blogs but somehow there you are with your daily blogging and tweeting and facebooking. Where do you find the time? Are any of you sleeping? Is that the secret….no sleep?? I'm almost convinced that it's probably not.

 I guess the first step is admitting that I have a problem. Now I need to find a way to fix it because I honestly love this whole blogging/tweeting/Facebook thing. I love to see people read my blog, it means I’m writing something that people beside me are interested in….THANK YOU!!! I love reading what other bloggers have to say. Your stories are great!!

So I don’t want this to be the end, I just need to find the beginning again and I hope it will be really soon before everyone does abandon me. Please don’t!!!!