Monday, March 30, 2009

Vanity Plates

I'm sure you have all seen them at some point. Those license plates that people have special made for their cars. Perhaps one of you have them. I am not talking about the ones that you get at the fair or mall, but the ones the actual D.O.T. issues.

So the other day I was driving down the road and saw this one:

Usually I can figure them out. This one I just can't get. Can anyone out there figure it out for me?
In case you can't read it it says "IMDCRDR".

Sunday, March 29, 2009

When Little S Gets A Hold Of The Camera

Saturday Little S got a hold of my camera and started snapping pictures. I am so thankful for memory cards. At least I didn't have to spend money on developing the film.

Here are a few examples of what a 5 year old things are important things to photograph:

He took a lot of pictures, these are just a few. Did I mention that I deleted the ones of the tiolet? Nice huh?
Hope you had a nice weekend!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

So What did I do?

I walked towards the car and started pretending to talk on my phone.

When that didn't do anything, I simply said "Hello?". She sat up and looked around at that. So I just told her I wanted to make sure she was okay.

I felt kind of silly, but I would have felt awful if I hadn't done anything and found out something was wrong. I also would have thought about it all day wondering if she was okay.

On a different note, I have a 2nd interview Friday morning. He is doing all the interviews tomorrow except for me as I can't get out of work to be able to go. Not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. He may make up his mind before I get there Friday, but then again, he may have forgotten some things about the other interviewee's and I may sound better that day.

So just keep me in your prayers this week.


Monday, March 23, 2009

What Would You Do?

Does anyone watch the show on ABC titled "What Would You Do"? That show just sucks me in and really makes me think about how I would handle some of the situations that they bring to the viewers.

If you aren't familiar with the show, click on the link above. But basically they take real situations from the news and play them out in public with cameras to see the reactions of everyday people.

For example, they took the story about a homeless person that had passed out on the street. By the time someone helped him, it was too late. So they put an actor in the street and had him fall down and act unconscious. It took a long time for someone to help him. And at that it was a disabled person that stood asking others for help for him. Sadly, her pleas were also ignored for quite sometime. They then replaced the homeless looking guy with a (i think) woman and people were more willing to help her.

So what does this have to do with anything?

When I was leaving for lunch on Thursday at work, as I was walking across the parking lot, I saw an older woman sitting in the drivers seat of the car with her head back. Was she sleeping, passed out or worse? Should I approach the car or mind my own business?

So, what would you do? I will tell you what I did later.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Speaking of Funny

Ran across this today while traipsing around the net:

Isn't that one of the funniest things you have seen in a while? In case you want to purchase some yourself, go HERE.

Have a great Sunday.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Little S

Ok, this kid seriously cracks me up!

We had the kids to the dentist last week for their check ups. Teen & Tween passed with flying colors. Little S however, had 1 really bad cavity and 2 tiny ones. So back to the dentist we went today to get my check-up and Little S's cavities filled. I was really worried that he would give them a hard time. He has such a fit when he has to get shots at the pediatrician, I thought for sure I would hear him fussing from the waiting room.

He did exceptional. No one ever heard a peep from him. He sat still, never moved and never made a peep. I am so proud of him. He did better than I do. When he came over to the room I was in I asked him how he was (trying not to be too concerned and upset him) and he was excited. He said that they put sprinkles in his mouth. He keeps opening his mouth to show me his sprinkles and to make sure they are still there. Needless to say we have cut back on the hard candy that he gets. He doesn't care for chocolate but he sure loves the hard and sticky stuff.

Another thing he said today that just cracked me up......We were in the car leaving the dentist and stopped at a red light. He yells at the car in front of us "The gas peddle is on the right!" I think he rides with someone that has a little road rage in him....Hmmmm....wonder who that could be? (No, not me. Most likely his Although Little S is blaming that one on GramRetta. She'll be so thrilled with this news.

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, March 15, 2009


It has been so nice outside the last couple of days. We even grilled out Saturday and Sunday. Nothing big, Saturday we had Kielbasa & Hamburgers and today we had Chicken legs & Baked potatoes. But they tasted so good. I miss grilled food all winter.

Being that it has been so nice out, the boyz have been outside playing as much as they can. Little S decided today that he was a big boy and could ride his scooter by himself down the road with his brothers. This is the result of that little jaunt:

I am sure it will be black & blue in the morning, but it could have been much worse.
We cheered him up by taking him to DQ after dinner. Our local DQ was celebrating their 50th Anniversary and had some great specials. Hot dogs for $1 & small cones & sundaes for $.50.
Hope you had a nice weekend.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Funny Sight

My parents and Mummum were here for the day visiting from Pittsburgh. More about our trip tomorrow, but today we saw the funniest thing in the store:

This was from Tween's cell phone so that is why it is a little blurry. Did you do a double take?
Have a great night!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I have been a real slacker around here lately. I am still feeling pretty overwhelmed at work, especially the hours that I work. I love that I get 3 day weekends, but the late hours are getting to be a little much for me.

Anyhow, I had these stains on my counter in the kitchen that I just could not get out. I was talking about it at work one day and someone told me to try Magic Eraser. This has to be one of the best creations in a while. The stains are gone like magic (no pun intended).

Little S got soap crayons for Christmas. Not too long ago I let him do this to my bathroom walls:
Hubby was not home when Little S was playing so we left the pictures up until daddy got home. Well I am sure you can guess what happened when I tried to get the pictures off of the walls after it had dried. Yep, it stained. Thankfully the bathroom shower is a little dim and hubby's eye sight isn't the greatest without his glasses on so he didn't notice it. But I was scared. We live in an apartment and I did not want to have to pay to have the walls replaced. I tried everything to get it off: Scrubbing Bubbles, Tilex, Soft Soap, even Clorox. And the stains just would not leave.
I went to the store and bought the Magic Eraser and it worked so well. I didn't even have to use elbow grease. And believe me I was using a lot of elbow grease with all of those other products.
So if you have some odd stains around the house that you have all but given up on, I recommend one last try with the Magic Eraser.
I can't believe I haven't tried this before now.
What is one product that you use that you weren't sure of at first but now can't live without?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Makes a Mother Proud.

This video you are about to watch was made in Bible Club after school one day. Yes, I am proud to say that goofy kid dancing so silly at the beginning of this video is my son. That is Tween, ever the entertainer. You don't have to watch the whole video, just wanted you to see my silly kid at the begining.

Silly kid, but I love him!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

In Search Of....

Ok, so the doctor I work for has many different ways of keeping in touch with his patients and the community. For example the skating party we had on Tuesday. Which by the way turned out not so bad. Yes it was loud! But I had a nice time just hanging out with my kids and co-workers. Sadly though one of my co-workers daughters fell shortly after we got there and broke her wrist in 2 places.

One of the other things that the doctor has us do is write postcards to some of our patients. Every day we are required to write at least 3 postcards to patients we have seen that day. Some days this is really easy. I get some really chatty patients and I have numerous things to write them about. Other days I can hardly get the kids to talk.

So going back to the title of today's entry, I need a few ideas and thought this would be the greatest place to get some help.

I am in search of conversation starters for those days when the kids just won't talk and I can't pull anything out of them. They aren't in sports, music, church and they don't read. Do you have any ideas of conversation starters?

The other thing I am in search of is ideas of what to write about on those days when I can't think of anything to write.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Work Tonight

So I have been off of work this morning. Once a year the Dr I work for rents out the local Skating rink for the evening and invites all of his patients to the party. There are 2 sessions 4:30-6:30 and 7:00-9:00.

Guess where I will be all evening? Yep, at the rink. The bad thing is I have to work the entire time. Signing people in, setting up for the sessions, and general mingling. The good news, I can take the boys with me and they can each take a friend.

It is going to be loud and I am sure I will have a headache by the time I get home, but many of my friends kids are patients there so I will have someone to talk to while I mingle.

So while you are relaxing tonight, watching a little TV, remember me and my massive, getting larger by the second headache from all the noise.....LOL

Have a great evening!


Monday, March 2, 2009

Facebook is so Cool!

So I have had a Facebook account for a while now. I have really been able to catch up with a lot of people that I went to High School and College with as well as a few people I have worked with over the years and lost touch with.

For example, there is a girl I used to supervise in an office forever ago. She worked during the day, but her real goal was to be a dancer. We talked a lot about her dreams. I just caught up with her. She is a dancer in a Vegas show. How cool is that? She recently got married and is expecting a baby in the fall.

I love seeing what people are doing on and off through the day and what they are thinking.

Another thing thats cool is that you can join different groups and catch up with celebrities. Now I am not a celeb stalker or anything, but I have some of the Women of Faith ladies on my friends list.

Saturday I was playing around on line and made a comment on one of their status'. Guess what? Patsy Clairmont answered me and commented on my status!!!! Holy Cow! Seriously, go check out my page.

So there is my little brush with fame. lol

Speaking of Women of Faith, is anyone going to Cleveland this year? July 17-18! I can't wait!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy March

Welcome to March! This is one of my favorite months, has something to do with my birthday being this month. lol

So I got an early birthday present on Friday. I finally got a laptop! WooHoo!!! I love sitting on the couch or sitting in my bedroom and still being able to be online. I can now watch TV and play on the computer. That is multi-tasking at it's finest!

I got an Acer Aspire from Best Buy. My step-dad called yesterday and told me that it goes on sale today. So I get a little chuck of moola back with their 30 day guarantee. Cha-Ching!

In church at our Sunday School class we get a little newsletter each week. On the back of the one we got today was a picture of a tire and this saying from Corrie Ten Boom:

Is Prayer Your Steering Wheel or Your Spare Tire?

Wow - that kind of hit me like a brick. I try to use prayer as my steering wheel, but know that many times I slack off and it becomes like my spare tire. I am going to put that paper in a prominent place so that I can reflect upon it more often. I want prayer to become my steering wheel.

How would you answer that question?