LivinLife123

Livin Life, one day at a time, and filling you in on the randomness of it all!

Happy *NotReallyMyBirthday* Birthday To Me! March 7, 2012

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Happy Birthday To Me!! A few months early…Okay so it’s not my birthday, it’s the Birthday MeMe and I’ve been tagged by MommasTime

On My Birthday

When is you birthday?  September 1

Pick three people who share your birthday and share what you know about them. 

    • Edgar Rice Burroughs – DOB 9/1/1875 – Sci-Fi Author – think Tarzan, the Mars Saga (You know that new movie John Carter that’s about to release? It’s based on his woks), the list goes on and on…. I also know that without him writing his Tarzan series almost 100 years ago, my kids wouldn’t have this movie…and in turn I’d have a lot less sanity

    • Dr. Phil – DOB 9/1/1950 – TV doctor…I’m using the term ‘doctor’ loosely

Dr. Phil VS Dr. Feel

  • Scott Speedman – DOB 9/1/1975 – Remember that guy on Felicity?? Yup, this is him…turns out he’s done a lot of acting, but I remember him as Ben on Felicity


 

Is anyone listed as being born on the same day as you (ie the same year)? If so, what do you know about them?

It doesn’t appear so….

List three people who died on your birthday and tell us what you know about them.

    • Marin Mersenne – DOD 9/1/1648 – He was famous mathematician, theologian, and philosopher, a music theorist, and had also been referred to as “the father of acoustics”… and in the early part of the 1600’s he was “the center of the world of mathematics and science”

    • William Clark – DOD 9/1/1838 – He’s the Clark in Lewis & Clark. In addition to that he served as Governor of the Missouri Territory and then in 1822 (until his death in 1838) he served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs

  • Louis XIV of France – DOD 9/1/1715 – What do you want to know about him….I’ll give the cliff notes version – Ruled France for over 72 years, longer than any other ruler in European History, moved into Palace of Versailles, which is where I learned of him…well where I learned more than he was just a French Ruler…I could keep going but if you’re interested just click here and check out his wiki

List three notable events that took place on your birthday.

    • The first cycle of the Byzantine Calendar, believed to be the beginning of all time, took place September 1, 5509 BC to August 31, 5508 BC….I’d say the dawning of time is a pretty significant event…right ;P
    • The Liberty Bell was delivered to Philadelphia on 9/1/1752

  • Nazi Germany attacked/invaded Poland on 9/1/1939, brining WWII to Europe

Last Up – Tag five more people…Hmmm…who to harass today?? I’m still working on this part… but if you want to play too (Come on I can’t be the only one who LOVES link ups like these…) just yell and I’ll add your link! :)

Be sure to stop by and blogstalk  check out everyone who’s joining in!!

LovingMyMommyLife @ Operation Mommyhood

 

 

I Don’t Get It?!? February 14, 2012

Filed under: Link Ups,Lists,Parenting,thoughts — Sara @ 8:32 pm
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What don’t you understand? When I don’t understand something 3 things come to mind

1st up – Google it

2nd – Ask God when you get to heaven (This one works for all things I’m unsure of…)

And number 3 – This song pops into my head

But that never stops one from wondering…right? So a few things I don’t understand, some mildly entertaining, some super serious, and all just my two cents… (Most not going past the Google it stage of my list…) – Fell free to share yours too!

  • Pajamas / sweats in public – TAKE SOME PRIDE PEOPLE!!

    At Least Spring For These

  • Why as Americans we think it’s gross to get things like pigs eyeballs, bugs, fish heads, or cow tongues but we love to dig into a big slice of bacon like it’s nothing –  Aka  – pigs ass
  • Peoples need to hang on – it’s okay to let go
  • Uggs and shorts….I’ll give you that the boots are cute, but they are winter boots…wearing them with shorts, especially in winter just says Hey I’m really insecure and need you to look at my ass as I freeze to death..but don’t worry I have winter boots on so I’ll pretend to be warm
  • Moms dressing their little girls like little hookers
  • Iced Tea – drinking iced tea is as backwards to me as eating melty ice cream
  • The misconception many people, cashiers at the grocery store in particular, have that ‘How are you?’ is a question and not a greeting. No one cares how you really are, a simple ‘No complaints’ is a great answer
  • Karma, I’ve tried to believe in it, but it just doesn’t work for me…too many bad things happen to many undeserving people for it to be karma, IMO
  • Miracle whip, American cheese, and margarine – They aren’t real….I don’t care what you say!
  • Peoples (including my own from time to time) need to have the last word
  • People who will only adopt babies, there are so many children out there who need a loving home, I honestly feel if someone’s so selfish that they only want a baby maybe they’re too selfish for a child
  • Baths – you’re sitting in a tub of your own funk – grossness!
  • Not closing the lid before flushing – butt particles flying everywhere!! I think I just threw up in my mouth a little on this one….Btw – Butt particles are real, and really gross, think about it….someone passes gas, you smell it….you are smelling something…That something you are smelling is butt particles, and their butt funk is actually, literally, in your nose.
  • Selfish parents – It’s not about us anymore, it’s about the children…all your wants get (and rightfully so) pushed to the back burner for at least the next 18 years
  • How no one thinks that pumping massive amounts of oil out of the center of the earth will not result in some sort of repercussions
  • Why ladies gripe about wearing make-up. I’d hate to be a guy, when I get a giant pimple I can pull out the spackle and paint and hide it, guys just have to tough it out…I think, as ladies, wer’re pretty lucky
  • People who leave their barking dogs out all night….If they don’t want to hear them bark, what makes them think the whole neighborhood does?

    No Yapping Dogs Here

  • Celebrities pushing their opinions on political candidates…don’t they know there are a lot of people out there who barely have the sense God gave a goose and will go along with whatever said celeb says…I’m looking at YOU Oprah, among others….
  • Ladies wanting equal treatment but getting pissed over doors not being held for them, tabs not being picked up for them, etc
  • Saying I Can’t….to quote my great grandmother – ‘Can’t never could do nothing’ or basically, get off your rear and get to it…you’ll get it done…whatever it is
  • Worrying about things you can’t do anything about
  • Parents blaming autism….all autism means is that as parents we need to find new / better / more creative ways to get through to our cuties
  • Parents letting their kids hit them….I don’t care who it is…my child, random person, anyone, you put your hands on me, it’ll be the first and last time, end of story. (and no I’m not saying anything about spanking, spatting, hitting, anything physical in any way)
  • Why blame McD’s for childhood obesity, why not blame the parent who buys the McD’s?
  • What in the world would make anyone think it’s a good idea to drop the space station into the ocean
I’m sure I could go on and on….but before I bore you to tears….I’ll close with one final thought….
  • Why the pot is always so quick to call the kettle black

So….What don’t you understand??

 

30,000 Mornings February 6, 2012

Filed under: thoughts,Uncategorized — Sara @ 8:54 pm
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Take more time to just enjoy life…­Useless Fact – On average, a person will wake up to 30,000* mornings. What number are you on? (Just multiply your age – in years – by 365 and you have a rough estimate of what day you’re on) I have to say 30,000 aren’t all that many, I want to take full advantage of every one of them!

*Average life expectancy in the US is on average 77 years old, average number of mornings ranges from 25,000 – 30,000 mornings (68 years – 82 years).

 

High School Me February 2, 2012

Filed under: Link Ups,Thursday Throwbacks,Uncategorized — Sara @ 5:07 am
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What was I like in high school…do we really want to go there? Hmmm…

Well since you asked…and by you I mean

Mama’s Losin’ It

Yup, it’s time for her weekly link up again, AND I’t s Thursday – time for another Thursday Throwbackso this week I try, without totally mortifying myself, to tell you about the me that was 10 years ago.

Let’s kick things off with a couple of pics…most of my pictures from my school days are stashed away at my parents, hopefully to stay that way, these are a couple I stole from my moms Facebook to give you a glimpse of high school me

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While a pics worth 1000 words I still have lots of words so here we go-

  • I was a chatterbox
  • I was ridiculously shy –Not as weird of a combo as it sounds…once you get to know me I never shut up, it just takes me a while to open up to new situations & people
  • I had learned what a flat iron was so at least I didn’t look like the fuzzy end of a qtip like in my jr high days
  • I wasn’t cool by any means but I’d say it’s safe to say I wasn’t a total dork either
  • I died my hair purple, then blond, then redish-orange…hell 1/2 the time it looked like a skittle threw up on my head
  • I was naive yet thought I knew it all and thought I was invincible – Okay this one’s ALL teenagers…oh and speaking of all teenagers, like the rest of them, I knew it all at 14, 15 , 16, 17, 18
  • I very uninvolved in most anything school / extracurricular related
  • Unathletic – I was such a slacker I signed up for aerobics and dance classes over sports and P.E. classes to avoid actual physical activity
  • Had a complete lack of school spirit
  • Average grades….not because it was the best I could do but because I was okay with that
  • Sheltered from a lot of ‘typical’ teenage shenanagins..I saved most of my shenanaginizing for a few more years
  • I was cool with everyone but as for true friends I always kept only 1 or 2 close friends at time
  • Worked from the time I turned 15 until I got pregnant in my college days
  • Shoppaholic

That’s about it…I was more or less just there in high school…and I was cool with that. Looking back it’s funny how some things never change…I’m still a shy, shopaholic, chatterbox who stays close with only a few people…and I’m cool with that. I guess that’s the biggest difference (besides getting more beautiful and wise with age) between 27 year old me and high school me is a lot more self confidence, I’m a lot better at rolling with the punches, oh and I have a little more common sense (at least I’d like to think so), but other than that I’m still just me – I guess it’s true, we are who are :)
So…Who were you in high school? Was it High School Hell, a blast and a half, did you skim by like me…tell me more!! (Oh and don’t forget to link up when you do:) )

 

30 Ways To Make A Mom Smile January 30, 2012

Filed under: family,humor,Lists,Parenting,Uncategorized — Sara @ 8:08 pm
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There’s a Trending Topic floating around in the online world 30 Ways To Make A Girl Smile, but I think 30 Ways To Make A Mom Smile would be way more amusing…so here we go, in no particular order:

  1. Your kids actually eating what you’ve made for dinner
  2. Your kids not complaining, while they are eating, about what you’ve made for dinner
  3. Everyone in the house remembering where the hamper is
  4. ….and how to use it
  5. Getting to sleep in, even just 15 minutes
  6. Your spouse making kiddo breakfast
  7. Your spouse making any kiddo meal
  8. ….and cleaning up the dishes after
  9. The kids throwing their trash in the trash can instead of hiding it under/in the couch
  10. Curling up on the couch watching Saturday morning cartoons or movies with the kiddos
  11. Little boys remembering to flush
  12. Little boys remembering to put the lid down BEFORE flushing
  13. Caffeine IV’s
  14. Mommy Juice – Yes it’s real…it’s that special juice mommies drink at the end of a long day to avoid ripping someone’s head off during evening shenanagins
  15. Someone inventing a washer/dryer combo, no more mildewey smelling stuff because I forget to switch the laundry for a days
  16. A laundry fairy *Calling the Laundry Fairy…can you hear me???*
  17. Good notes from the teacher saying how spectacularly awesome your kids are doing
  18. A full night’s sleep
  19. Homemade gifts from the children
  20. Family Vacations
  21. Free Family Vacations – Are you listening Disney & SeaWorld?? If you want to spend a special needs family of 5 to your park, all expenses paid, I’d be HAPPY to volunteer my family for the job ;p
  22. Grocery shopping when the store is nearly empty
  23. A kid free dinner out every now and then
  24. People learning not to stare….loud stimmy kids are NOT the same as loud unbehaved kids
  25. Diamonds, flowers, chocolates…really anything that sparkles, smells delish, or tastes sugary good
  26. Someone in the house taking a second to say ‘Hey we really do appreciate all you do’, you’d be amazed at how far a few simple words can go to make ones day
  27. The kids waking up the first time you wake them in the morning….or even the second….but by the fifth time it starts to get a little ridiculous lol
  28. A winning lottery ticket….okay this one isn’t just for moms but it’s be nice either way!
  29. Someone else taking the trash out…before the trash man runs
  30. Plastic Surgery – I know some of you may disagree but I say there’s nothing wrong with a little nip and tuck every now and then…kids can do a number on your body…oh can I add *FREE* to this one too? ;p

What’s on your list?

Wait…You mean you want more?? How about a few pics to make a mom smile :)

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Proper ways NOT to handle a baby

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And finally an old ad from a magazine to make us feel just that much about our parenting….

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Disclaimer****All of these pics were pics I ran across on various sites like FB and across the web. None were taken by me, but I’ve had them so long I can’t be positive where they all originally came from.*****

 

All Good Girls Walk Like This January 26, 2012

Filed under: photos,Wordless Wednesday — Sara @ 2:03 am
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…or at least all smart girls walk like this….A PSA (semi) #WordlessWednesday from me to you :)

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Your keys could go a long way to help save you in a sticky unsafe situation, I walk everywhere like this.

***I am in no way promoting violence or suggesting random senseless shankings….just saying always be aware of your surroundings and always protect yourself!***

 

Just a Reminder January 16, 2012

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Do you have air in your lungs and a roof overhead? Yes?….. Then it’s all good :) Stop stressin’ and take a moment to realize life really isn’t that bad…Enjoy the day! #sharingtherandomness

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(I ran across this photo online somewhere….I forget where….)

And don’t forget these wise words fromVan Wilder– Don’t take life too seriously….you’ll never get out alive….AND….Worrying’s like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere

 

Flying Doodie January 9, 2012

Filed under: Autism,humor,kids,Parenting,Uncategorized — Sara @ 4:08 pm
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Every morning as I rush around getting the kids and I ready for school I tend to follow a routine, as many of you do I’m sure….my routine is probably far from normal, but it works for me….but I digress… Every morning I wake the boys up, change their pull up and tell them to go to the potty, I need to be no more than a step behind them on the way or they’ll lie back down or try to watch TV instead of getting ready. Now I have a full diaper, a clear path to the trash can across the room, and a child headed the potty….What would be more logical than to chunk the overflowed diaper across the house and into the trash? So every morning I change the child, shoo them toward the bathroom, and chunk the diaper along the way….simple enough right??

The other day my hubs changed the full diaper but instead of chunking it he told the little man to take it to the trash. The monster grabbed the pull up, ran to the edge of the kitchen and stopped. Then it happened….He wound up and chucked it, just like mom, but he’s timing was off….He let go a little too early and I ended up with a face full of funky diaper…Good Morning to me….Maybe it’s payback for the time I rolled up a full diaper and chunked it to someone to throw away for me, while yelling ‘Merry Christmas‘ and lmbo …Hmmmm ….

 

Random Ramblings December 28, 2011

Filed under: Autism,family,humor,kids,Parenting,thoughts,Uncategorized — Sara @ 5:48 pm
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Randomly odd things I’ve said, thought, and a few shenanigans thrown in for added laughability.

‘I don’t pee on your paws, why must you pee on my shoes’

‘Yes, you can use the computer…BUT not while eating peanut butter by the finger-full…want a spoon?’ Child yells ‘No Way!’ and is thoroughly pissed…How dare I say peanut butter is only allowed at the computer when on a spoon or sandwich!?

‘You really couldn’t tell your dog food bowl from the trash?’

…and a few hours later…

‘Your stomach hurts? That is what you get for eating all the garbage…dumb dog!’

‘I’m convinced your kids are trying to kill me’ – While suffering mom abuse playing UFC with the boys

‘I’m convinced your kids are trying to kill me’ – This is actually a common complaint of mine…my boys are some SERIOUS shenanaginizers…that’s all I’m saying ;p

~ On a side note, notice that when the kids are up to no good they are always their dad’s kids

‘Put your pants on’

…and an hour or so later…

‘Seriously, if you must stand in the window you really must put pants on!!’

Apparently I am full of dumb rules… why shouldn’t one child who shall remain nameless, not be allowed to pour milk in their brothers’ shoe?

I was watching Beauty and the Beast and I have to ask, am I the only one grossed out by the fact she loves a beast …she didn’t know he was a man… Beast – Bestiality- Barf

Reminders are important…’I know we cut our brownies with a (butter) knife, but we DO NOT run and swing the (butter) knife around like a wild man, EVER’

‘Whoever finds the poo, changes the poo’—I may or may not have been trying to avoid diaper duty

While making brownies with the monsters:

Me – ‘Don’t put your fingers in the brownie batter’
Child- Puts face over bowl and licks batter straight from bowl…because I said no fingers and this way he wasn’t using fingers….
Me- ‘If you must eat batter, get a spoon’
Child – Gets giant spatula, loads it with a massive amount of batter, attempts to eat it
Me- Now gagging at the sight
Child -Spitting out brownie batter
Moral of the story–All things are good in moderation ;)

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Beattitudes For The Handicapped December 8, 2011

Filed under: Autism,Parenting,thoughts,Uncategorized — Sara @ 3:44 pm
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This was shared with me a few years back, and I’d thought I’d pass it on to you guys:

 

Beattitudes For The Handicapped 
~ Blessed are those who take time to listen to the defective speech, for you help us to know that if we persevere we can be understood.
~ Blessed are those who walk with us in public places and ignore the stares of strangers for in your companionship we find havens of relaxation.
~ Blessed are those who never bid us “hurry up” and more blessed are you that do not snatch out tasks from our hands to do them for us, for often we need time rather than help.
~ Blessed are those who stand beside us as we enter new ventures, for our failures will be Outweighed by the times we surprise ourselves and you.
~ Blessed are those that ask for our help, for our greatest need is to be needed.
~ Blessed are those when by all these things you assure us that the thing that makes us individuals is not out peculiar muscles, nor our wounded nervous systems, but it is the God-given self that no infirmity can confine.
~ Blessed are those who realize that we are human and don’t expect us to be saintly just because we have a disability.
~ Blessed are those that pick things up without being asked.
~ Blessed are those who understand that sometimes I am weak and not just lazy.
~ Blessed are those who forget the disability of my body and see the shape of my soul.
~ Blessed are those who see me as a whole person, unique and complete and not as one of God’s mistakes.
~ Blessed are those who love me just as I am without wondering what I would ve been like.
~ Blessed are my friends upon whom I depend, for they are the substance and joy of my life!
By Majorie Chappell

 

 
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