Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
This is the story as to why I'm always a little leery of winning anything. And on with another SonyaAnn disaster..........
I entered a poster contest at Abbott lab. when I was 8. My dad and grandmother worked there so they talked me into coming up with their new safety slogan. I made a poster and put a boat on it. Then I had the idea that it needed a fishing hook to go with the boat. And yes, I ran the hook threw the tip of my finger. And I was lucky enough not to bleed on the poster. Needless to say, I won. WOW I won a brand new Schwinn bike. It was the best day of my 8 year old life. We got it home and then I realized that I couldn’t ride it. But being the determined little person that I was I set out to learn right then. My parents and grandparents went in the house to celebrate my victory with a cup of coffee and left me to “learn”. I decided that my best plan of action was to try and learn to ride on the gravel road because it looked softer than the hard driveway(here is where you want to groan). So I walked it onto the road, jumped on and pedaled like there no tomorrow. How hard could it be just push the pedals down with your feet? And that's where the problems began. Just when I got some momentum going I was promptly attacked by a swarm of bees. The good news is I had some momentum going and the bad news is I had some momentum going. I some how managed to fly over the handle bars and came to a sliding halt on my face. I learned a valuable lesson that day. Gravel was not soft. And just to add insult to injury the extremely heavy and well built 70's metal bike came crashing down on top of me. So I ended up in the Dr.’s office. Who would of guessed it? The Dr. and 3 nurses were desperately trying to hold me down so they could pick gravel out of my lip with tweezers and what I thought was a tooth pick. Ahh yes modern medicine in the 70’s. It really didn’t look like a lip at that point, it was more like hamburger. Who knew that an 8 year old could so fiercely defend herself against so many adults? I was one of the toughest scrappers they had ever come across. Ultimate fighters could have learned a trick or two from me that day. I pushed, shoved and mercilessly pinched any and I mean any skin that I can in contact with. Many a tit was twisted that day.They eventual got tired of the brutal beating that I was handing out and said there was no more they could do for me. And for all of my 8 year old efforts, I still have the tiniest piece of gravel in my lip. I have to say they really did a very good job and I don’ have a scar just if I push on my lip I can feel it. And if I smile real wide without lipstick on you can see a tiny white bump. Thank goodness for N.Y.C. cuz I now have lip gloss to cover my rock.
I did eventually learn to ride a bike but it took a few months for me to work up the courage to get back on. And needless to say, my family wasn’t real jazzed on having me learn. The first day with my grand prize and I about killed myself. That's pretty much the theme song of my life.
And the moral of my story is sometimes I can’t tell the good news from the bad. But I did learn that kids need training wheels and both of my kids first bikes had them.
So to me winning stuff is a little scary!
Friday, May 22, 2009
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
So here is the new budget......
1300.00 House payment(bi-weekly) so we save $325 a week
122.00 Car Insurance
183.00 Nicor and Comed
25.00 Home phone
280.00 gas for all three cars
480.00 groceries for the month
114.00 Den smokes
70.00 garbage and water
20.00 synthroid and iron pills for me
And the break down is.....
Week 1 -$325 house, $219 food,gas & cig, $70 garbage & water, $20 pills
Week 2- $325 house, $219 food, gas &cig, $122 car insurance
Week 3- $325 house, $219 food, gas & cig, $105 Nicor, $25 phone
Week 4- $325 house, $219 food, gas & cig, $78 Com Ed, $40 Satellite
We are kind of thinking about dropping the home phone. That would put an end to the threatening phone calls. But it would force them to show up here so I'm not sure if this is a good plan. I can't wait to tell you that whole story!
Thank you all so much for sticking by me. I know I've been a bad friend by not stopping by to visit each of you but I'm doing the bare minimum just trying to get caught up. Don't give up on me yet.
I'm off to clean so if I don't get back to you for a while, that's why!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
My daughter had a couple of friends over to swim which is pretty normal for a hot summer day. And one of the girls moms came over to chit chat. See nothing out of the ordinary yet but wait. So Patty(the mom) ran home to change over her laundry and I messed with the pool. We inherited the pool when we bought the house and I have to say that it had been a nice treat in the summer until this day. And if you do it right, it's really not that expensive unless you have to pay for a funeral or a boob job. You just have to keep up with it. So the kids continued to swim and I goobered on a massive glob of joint compound on a leaky pipe. And then I heard this very odd sound coming from the garage, it sounded like
So I fling open the door only to realize it is pumping all of the water in my face and up my nose. I cleaned out my sinus cavity the moment I stepped into the garage. My glasses were forced up and water went under my eyelids. It was like a massive douche for my face.I wanted to cuss but I was drowning. So right here a smart person would have backed out of the garage and killed the power to the pump by throwing the breaker. I'm going with all the water in my head clouded my judgment! So being the rocket scientist that I am. I reached out and grabbed the metal switch to turn off the pump. (side note-I have a heart murmur) Now I know that this entire thing played out in a few seconds but it felt like a life time. The current ran threw me like nothing I could ever have imagined. They say that drowning would be a peaceful way to pass. Having water forced up your nose and being shocked to death is not the way I want to cross over. The first thing I realized was that it was very, very hard to move. The second thing was this was a very good way to piss your heart off. It was jumping around and spasming. Please don't forget that water is being forced up my nose at 3450 RPM. And last but not least, I was pretty sure that my nipple was on fire. I'm not sure how it happened but it felt like it had burst into flames. I even questioned how I could be drowning and on fire at the same time. But alas, it is me we are talking about. I heard the kids screaming that all the water was running out of the pool. And then I realized that an electrical current could travel through the water and shock all the kids in the pool. I mustered all the strength that I had, broke free and shut off the pump. It was like God reached out and saved me except my nipple. The water stopped being forced up my nose and the electrocution stopped. But I was sure that my nipple exploded. I managed to find the top for the pump and screw it back on all the while holding my boob. I flopped down on the little step outside the door and Patty jogged up to me. "What the Hell happened?" she said. "I thought your pool sprung a leak, most of your water is in the road, you know?" And then she actually looked at me, there I sat in all of my glory. My heart jumping around so much that it was taking my breath away, soaking wet from head to toe, water pouring out of my nose and me not even trying to stop it and I was clutching my spasming nipple in my hand. I live a glorious life.
Guess what I learned that day, I need to be more careful around water and electricity. Just an FYI for all my friends.
Monday, May 18, 2009
In the blender add
4 mini Hershey bars or any equivalent amount of chocolate
12-13 ice cubes
4 cups chocolate ice cream
2 cups 2% milk
1 T. chocolate syrup
Blend well and enjoy! Now we can all blame DJ for any weight we gain.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Here's Anna and Chris before prom. I borrowed my MIL, Donna's camera and it deleted every picture so the only one I have is from my phone!
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Friday, May 15, 2009
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Thursday, May 14, 2009
I found a really good way to clean the carpets. I got out a really old stain this way and it didn't discolor the carpets. If I were you and you wanted to try this tip (*refer back to the opening statement), I would test it in the corner or under the couch and see if it discolors it. Anyways, I got an old white wash cloth (colored towels seem to bleed) and scrubbed it with hydrogen peroxide. That's it! It was gone when it dried. And our lovely cat, that I like to refer to as Vomit VonShits, got sick all over the carpet. It was a lovely orange stain that was in the shape of a crooked penis at the foot of the stairs. Some might have seen it as art and others of us saw it as a disgusting bright orange stain on the light tan carpet. Den wants to only buy cat food that matches the carpet so when he pukes it will match but he has had no luck. The good news is I did get the penis stain out completely with the hydrogen peroxide. I'm thinking about mixing it with water and dish soap and trying it out in the carpet cleaner. If I do I'll let you know. Who knew vomit stains could be sexual? Only I would see that!
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Just in case you missed it Den chipped the window in the Focus! So he sort of fixed it. He went to
PS-It wouldn't hurt if you would visit one of my sponsors and help pay for the soon to be purchased "newly acquired window"!
Friday, May 8, 2009
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Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
See what I get for making a joke about the Swine Flu. We just got a letter and a call from the school, saying that there probable case of ‘Swine Flu’ (Influenza H1N1) at the school next door to DJ's. I bet we had it when we were sick last weekend. We had all of the symptoms.
This is the letter just in case you are wondering what your district will do.