Thursday, December 31, 2009

Anna Pulled a Me

I so often don't think that Anna is like me, until her last week of school before break. And then she proved that she is more like me than ever! God love her. I laughed until I had to lay on my side and gasp for air.
She informed me that it was terrible to laugh at someone else's suffering. I just laughed harder.On with the story......(And I didn't do it this time!)......
Anna and so many of her class mates are having a terrible time in Anatomy. She is an honor roll student and she fought hard for a C-. One of Anna's friend's who is a straight A student got a D- in the class. He is one of those teachers that doesn't believe in handing out good grades. I won't even get started on him. But Anna and the group were complaining and Anna was being a little loud. This she gets from me! And her voice travels. Anyways, her Anatomy teacher and two other teachers were close enough to hear big mouth.
So Little Ms. Anna got called to the office after the class. Her guidance teacher wanted to have a talk with her. It seems that Ms.Anna said she was going to off herself because of Anatomy. And one of her friends offered her a length of rope! It is state law that any teacher hearing some child talking about sucide needs to be reported. So Anna had to have a talk about sucide. Her guidance councelor knows Anna and has been helping her look for scholarships so she knew it was just a stupid comment. Suicide is not a laughing matter and I'm glad that the school is so involved. But having a huge mouth is a laughing matter!!
I welcomed her to the world of stupid comments. I live there.
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn
PS-I can't wait to ring in the new year! I hope that 2010 has less problems than 2009!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wicked Wednesday!!



I'm going to roast for this one.
This is one of the pictures that yahoo has when you log on to your account. This picture has bothered me for so long! I'm obviously the only one that sees this. But why does it look like Na Naw is grabbing his junk? And the poor thing has a look on his face like he is just trying to find a happy place and show no emotion.
And these are the things that I think about. Sad!
Thanks for stopping by for a dose of perversion,
SonyaAnn

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I'm Hard!

I know it's hard to tell but this is a picture of the first hard copy of my book! Now if I could make more than $.56 on it, all would be great. I know that this is just a silly little hobby but I still get such a rush from touching it.
Thanks for stopping by,
SonyaAnn
PS-It's my birthday and I'm turning 21!! Sorry about the short post but I'm going to go order my first drink at the bar. What it's my birthday and if I want to be delusional, I can!

Monday, December 28, 2009

What the ****?

I'm just asking but I'm pretty sure on this one. Isn't there a law against having to put two transmissions into two cars in the same year? Yup, I think there is a law against it. Anyways, Den turned the corner into our subdivision and it wouldn't go. And we are in the same boat as before, it has a new motor in it. So we are going to pay the $1400 and have it fixed. I figured out the costs of the white car. And even with the transmission, it has worked out to $80 a month for that car. It has been pretty good to us. I just hope that the black car ends up being that cheap after a few years. Right now with the transmission I think it works out to somewhere around $170 a month. That is kind of high but the majority was the $3000 we paid for it. The only good new is we have $1000 in the car fund. I hate to deplete it but at least we have the majority of it. Now, I pray, nothing else goes wrong until we can get more money in the fund. And I was so excited to start the year with that fund funded.
I can't wait to see what 2010 brings!
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

From my home to yours, I hope you have a Merry Christmas. I hope that Santa stuffs your stockings with everything you want!
I'll be back on Monday!
Thanks for coming to see me,
SonyaAnn

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Stuff my Stocking

So, if you could choose what it was your got for Christmas, what would it be?
My Unselfish Wish List
1.) The cure for cancer that all have access to
2.) The cure for AIDs that all have access to
My Selfish Wish List
1.) All my blog friends back
2.)Getting a book deal

I hope that Santa stuffs your stocking with everything you want! I wonder if Brad Pitt would fit in my stocking. Or could I just sit on his lap?
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wicked Wednesday!!

Merry Christmas, almost!!! Go here ,if you want me to ruin it!
Burn in Hell with me,
SonyaAnn

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Dying Tradition

Here's a picture of the cookie plates that we are giving out. It has pecan sandies, chocolate chip cookies, crinkles, and banana bread on it. It's wrong to brag(with Santa watching) but it's far from sucking! We make cookies for days. I think we made over 400 cookies. I don't count in dozens because I'm not a baker. And just having to multiply everything by 12 puts me in an even worse mood.
Now this is where I'm going to sound like I totally don't get Christmas. I do get it because if you even knew how upsetting baking is in this quantity for me, I would get some slack. I don't want anything in return, I do this because I know it makes others happy. But I think in all of the years that we have been married, we have only gotten one cookie plate and that was from my mother in law. I don't want anything in exchange, really. I want to give out the plates as a gift. And they are always very well received. I often get calls thanking me because it went well with their Christmas dinner. But am I behind the times? Did I miss the memo? Were Christmas cookie plates canceled? I know that time is always an issue with busy families but when did the cookie plate go out of style? With everyone searching for purpose and longing for closer family bonds with the dying economy, why aren't the cookie plates making a come back?
Den and I both would hate to give up the cookie plate tradition. Well, maybe that is an overstatement. I'm kind of cranky when we make cookies and Den gets the brunt of it. So he would probably like to skip that part of the tradition. But otherwise, it seems that everyone is genuinely pleased to be on the receiving end. Or it could be that Den and I are a couple of old farts. Even though we are Gen Xers, I think we didn't get the call that cookies are a baby boomers tradition.
Do you get cookie plates?
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

Monday, December 21, 2009

A quick Christmas Tip

I usually end up with quite a few Christmas cards. I set them on the kitchen table or the counter at first but then I end up having to take them down when ever I cook. Or I set them on the end tables in the living room and they end up getting knocked over by the cat. Or they make dusting a royal pain. So I have been stringing some curling ribbon between two push pins and just hanging the cards on that. It is so much easier. It's by the front door and I get quite a few compliments about my ingenuity. And when Christmas is over I just take the whole thing down.
Usually, my tips aren't as solid as this one. Since I'm still trying to repost everything that I deleted, I'm getting a refresher on what I wrote. I'm nuts! Seriously think before you take any of my advice!
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ginger Porn

So I left Den and DJ to work on the gingerbread house. That was were I made a mistake. I heard DJ laughing really hard and it was quite a naughty laugh. But I thought, "How sweet is that." I'm an idiot! Look closely at the picture below. This is what Den does with ginger bread men and women!
I just want to know why his eyes are bulging! The depths of depravity in this house have no bounds!
Thanks for stopping by,
SonyaAnn

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friends Friday!

I'm going to keep doing the Friend's Friday and just repost all of you! So for always being a good sport and not letting me corrupt you (yet) I pick A.Marie! You are a good booger!
Have a great weekend,
SonyaAnn

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I Forgot!

I forgot to post this one!! I took this the beginning of December. This is probably one of the most amazing pictures I've taken! I bet A.Marie will get it. For everyone else in warmer climates, this is the most wonderful thing ever. I was able to harvest some parsley and green onions. It should have been covered in yucky snow but it has been so warm here that everything was still growing. Mind you not anymore, it's snowed and been super cold. But still to harvest something the beginning of December on the IL/WI border, I don't think it has ever been done. Have I said that I hate cold before? I just wish the entire winter would stay warm.
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wicked Wednesday!!

Piccyfix.com
This is a picture from a calendar Anna has. I love it!
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Question


This is one of the pots from Donna's party. We filled it with ice and put bottles of pop in it. I was told that all soda is pop. I have some family from the southern IL and they say everything is a Coke. So the conversation goes like this, "Would you like a Coke?" "Sure" "What kind?" "A Coke is fine" Eye rolling and loud exhale "Yes, but what kind of coke?" "They have more than one kind of Coke?" "Northerners!"
Anyways, Donna said when she was a kid her mom always cooked beans in a pot just like this. Den said that this is a camping pot. Does anyone know? I just wanted it because I thought it was cute. It was calling to me "Burn something in me!" I'll let you know what I destroy in my new pot. Or is it a kettle?
Thanks for stopping by,
SonyaAnn

Monday, December 14, 2009

Donna's 60th shindig!

My mother in law just turned 60 and we threw a party for her. She really didn't want a party but we went all out for my father in law so we would have looked pretty bad if we did nothing for her. So anyways, we threw a "Barthday purty" for her. She is from the south and wanted something fun. I thought that it might be a bit offensive but she said it wasn't because she was from the south. Everyone had fun and Den's uncle came as Larry the Cable Guy. We took some pictures but it was so dark that only a few came out.
We had a basket of peanuts, moon pies and cow tails on every table.
That's Anna and DJ with their cousin Laura.
This is the outhouse that Donna made from a refrigerator box. We told her we would make everything but she wanted too make the stuff. She said it was fun and kind of took over. But it worked out better that way because I'm not creative at all.
She even made a back drop for pictures(that didn't come out). She painted an old house on four large poster boards. She even made the feed bags. I did help her but not enough.
There's DJ in the shitter.

And another picture of the house. This was a super cheap party because everything was used or we(Donna) made. I hope that I didn't offend anyone, Donna's family loved it. We even had people peaking their heads in just to see all of the decorations.
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friend's Friday


Well for this Friday, my booger is......All of us. Yeah, I know weak! I've got to get out there and start to find everyone again. Have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping over for such a pathetic post,
SonyaAnn

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sexcapades

Well, this is the John Holmes of Snowmen! Sorry A.Marie, its just my life. This was in retaliation for the penis on the neighbor's car the other night! I'm just so thankful that Den slept on the downstairs couch and woke up at 4am and took it all down. It's just a matter of time before Antioch's finest come knocking on our door with a ticket for obscene Christmas decorations.
I'll keep you posted,
SonyaAnn

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Good News?!?

Well the good news is Anna was accepted into Eastern Illinois University. The bad news is we have to pay for it. We should qualify for grant money but we can't really find out until the first of the year how much we get. So I will just panic until them. ;) I'm sure that I'm not the only parent that feels panic stricken when they find out their child has been accepted. Anna said she felt so relieved when she finally got the acceptance letter. And I had just the opposite reaction. The good thing is the school is super helpful and gave us all the info on grants and scholarships. And Anna has a cousin that is graduating in December from EIU that can help us find grants and scholarships. She is our ace in the hole until we figure this all out. I'll keep you posted on which corner I will be panhandling on.
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

Monday, December 7, 2009

Good Times!

This is the dish soap that I got from the dollar store. It refuses to make bubbles. I think that even if you added really good dish soap to it, it would still refuse to make bubbles. But it smells amazing! So what good is dish soap that won't make bubbles and doesn't really cut through grease. It was killing me that I couldn't use it. I mean, me waste a $1. It wasn't going to happen. And then I came up with a plan.
We had a carpet cleaner a while ago but I killed it after a few years. I bought a super small one but it didn't do a good job. So right before Thanksgiving I bought one that was on sale. They say that you should wait a few weeks before you purchase something just to make sure that it is something that you really want/need. I waited a few years. I am also still waiting for a crock pot. Mine died a few years ago and I haven't replaced it. Making sure that you want something is a good thing but I may wait too long.
Anyways, back to the soap. I used the non bubbling soap and hydrogen peroxide to clean the carpets. I'm going into business! They looked so good and every room smelled amazing! I just filled the tank with hot water and put about a quarter cup of hydrogen peroxide and a good squirt of the soap in the tank. Or it could be that the carpets hadn't been cleaned in so long that anything is an improvement. But I'm sticking with my latest concoction as being the reason that they look so great!
If given enough time, I will re purpose anything!
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friend's Friday

It's not that I don't want to pick a booger, it's just that there are only a few of us here and we are all good friends. All of you have already been my booger at one point or another. Have any ideas how to pick a new one.
Have a great weekend,
SonyaAnn

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Not Having Boundaries

I forgot to tell you about what I did in Florida. The kids were just reminding me of how weird I am and this little tidbit was referenced to prove their point.
When we got off of the plane in FL, we had to wait for the bus to bring us to our car rental. No problems there. But when we got on the bus, it was the four of us and this very sick man. He was sneezing and coughing. We were driving for a while and he had to just hang his head because he was in so much pain. Well, it was too much for me. I asked him where he was from and he was from Chicago. So I was telling him how I was so sick a few days before and we probably had the same thing. I told him how I managed to put myself back together with a bunch of pills. So I started to rummage threw my purse and pulled out some sinus pills and some cough drops with vitamins in them. Well, I guess it was just too much for my family. They were in hysterics. They started talking about me like I wasn't even there. Things like, "I knew it, I knew it. When he started coughing, I knew she would get involved. She will even drug strangers." were being said. I think the poor man was a little scared when they started referring to me as a witch. But I gave him a handful of drugs and wished him well on his trip. And then I reminded him to never take candy from a stranger just drugs. He thought it was really funny and then started popping the pills that I gave him.
I, once again, meant well, it was just an odd gesture. So if you ever spent time with me, DON'T COUGH!
Thanks for stopping by,
SonyaAnn

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wicked Wednesday!!

This is a Wicked one! Click here! A.Marie NO, NO, NO!!
Have a naughty day,
SonyaAnn

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Naughty Deer

These are the deer that we put out every year during the holidays. I won them when the kids were little and they just stuck around. The problem is they like to fornicate. We used to find it upsetting but it is happening so often that we are just used to it. When DJ was little he asked what they were doing and I said playing leap frog, they just weren't very good at it. Great parenting. Anyways, most mornings when DJ leaves for school, he calls back in the door, "They are at it again." And then he walks over and pulls them apart. The problem is the little kids bus stop is our driveway. And there has been quite a few mornings that I hear the kids giggling and I run out in the snow and pull them apart. UGH!
Now for the most part, our very comical neighbor is to blame. The houses are very close in this neighborhood. It's house, driveway, house. And the only houses here are ranches, raised ranches, and tri-levels. Sorry, got off subject a bit. Anyways, we moved in within a few weeks of our next door neighbors. Their son Alex was five and Anna was three. So the two of them have been together since they were very small. Our neighbors are another reason that we would be sad to leave. They are like family but the family that you look forward to seeing. Anyways, Anna decided to retaliate with some of her friends.
Yes, that is a three foot inflatable penis. I'm not sure where Richard came from. They have been passing him around amongst themselves for a while. And Anna signed it. Why, I have no idea. Really, have I taught her nothing! I was so sure that the someone was going to call the police on this one. Our road is the main road in the neighborhood. I was just waiting to explain that one. But everyone just stopped and laughed or drove passed a few times and took pictures.
I can't wait to see what the next chapter is in this drama. I worry that Anna has a naughty streak like her mother.
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn