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10 Things I Stink At March 5, 2012

Filed under: Link Ups,Lists,Uncategorized — Sara @ 3:37 pm

10 – Singing – I couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket…though I’ve been know to belt it out when in the car all by myself…Oh that reminds me…I also like to hold the imaginary soap and sing ‘All By Myself’, doing my best ‘Half Baked’ shower scene impression from time to time…**Passes out earplugs to you all**

9 – Doing anything early – I’m a huge procrastinator! I work better under pressure….otherwise I just think ‘Why am I doing this now, I have weeks!’..Not to be confused with lateness…I meet my deadlines…just at the last possible moment at times

8 – Keeping a spotless house – You guys saw a few weeks back Everything I’d rather do, other than clean….It’s a long list…my house is no ‘Worlds Messiest House’, by any means, but it’s not nearly as spotless as my I’d like…maybe someday?!

7 – Volleyball – I’m going with logic from the movie Clueless for this one….I don’t participate in any activity where balls fly at my nose….just saying… [Ok…this may have more to do with #2 on my list than movie logic if we’re being honest here ;P ]


6 – Whistling – My dad can whistle any tune you can come up with…and loud…Me?? I’ve been trying since I was a kid…I can barely squeak out a  noise…my poor hubby has to listen to me walk through house attempting to whistle all the time

5 – Drawing – I’m a doodler…I fill pages with random doodles…but ask me draw something real, something specific, and I stink…for lack of a better word…I know a lot of being able draw is technique, but these are techniques I never learned. As an adult it’s never been something I was interested in enough to continue trying to learn…I’m cool with my doodles….and one day I’d like to try my hand at pottery

One of my doodles

4 – Rollerblading…I’d like to think I’m decent, but in reality I can barely go straight, I can’t stop, & I can’t turn…

3 – Watching a movie quietly – don’t worry I don’t do this in the theater…but if I know the hubby’s already seen the movie I ask 5 million questions about ‘Who is that?’ ‘What’s going on?’ etc…I don’t know why I can’t just wait and see

2 – Sticking with something I stink at – Yup, I said it, I’m a quitter… when it comes to adding new hobbies or playing new games…if I’m not good at something (ex- a phone game that shall remain nameless but involves flinging birds into pigs to kill them…) it must be dumb and therefore I quit…like how I spin that?…I’m not good at it, so it’s dumb ;p

1 – Avoiding Sweets – I can’t keep them in the house or I’ll eat the whole package it. It’s bad!! I managed to lose a lot of weight a few years back, but I had to only buy and keep junk food everyone else liked and I didn’t….Perfect example–A few weeks ago I bought a box of banana chips and ate the whole thing in an afternoon…Here’s the deal–First off banana chip are fried not dried fruits..who knew?! Besides that, it turns out the box I ate in one afternoon was 10 servings…I ate 90 grams of fat in one sitting?! That’s beyond ridiculous!! I have no self control when it comes to sweets and junk foods

Yes, they were all mine...Dessert at LaMadeleines...and no I couldn't manage to snap the before I quality controlled the chocolate...

So…What do you stink at?? Link up and let us know!


High School Reunion..To Go or Not to Go? February 27, 2012

Filed under: Link Ups,Lists,thoughts,Uncategorized — Sara @ 3:59 pm

10 8 (Mildly Humorous) Reasons I’m likely to pass on my high school reunion:

• I haven’t gone anywhere, anyone who wanted to stay in touch could have easily, and I have stayed in touch with those I was closest to

• Facebook is basically a giant high school reunion every day

• I rarely get a sitter, I’d much rather spend a kid free evening out with the hubby or our friends

• I didn’t really like high school the first time around

• I saw pic of a previous years reunion…it was in a bar…doesn’t that say enough??

• It’s only been 10 years…I don’t miss anyone that much yet…ask me again in time for my 20 year reunion

• I might get beaten with a plastic coke bottle…Remember that school that made Letterman’s Top 10 List? That was my school…here’s a clip of the article for your entertainment value:

Thursday, February 21, 2002

Just after 11 a.m., a handful of students in the cafeteria began fighting. The school’s two on-site police officers tried to break up the fight using pepper spray. The melee escalated and backup officers were called in. By the time they arrived, 25 students were throwing bottles and fighting each other. Over 200 other students were nearby, most of them watching the commotion, and staying out of the way. Two police officers were wounded in trying to restore order. One was cut on his hand while the other sustained a cut to his head. Eleven students received minor injuries during the fight. Most of these injuries were minor scrapes and bruises and for breathing in the pepper spray. The backup officers were able to pull students out of the fight and arrest them. Their actions brought the whole fight to quick end. Six Bowie students and two adults were detained by the police for instigating, or sustaining, the fight. School officials said Bowie is not a troubled school, even though police records show that 14 fights have already taken place at the school since January 1. In comparison, Martin High School, the district’s largest, has had 17 fights already this calendar year. Source: Dallas Morning News – 13 Hurt, 8 Held in Fight at Arlington Bowie High

and here’s where I found the article online [I just copied and pasted it for you guys]

—I have to say the so-called ‘riot’ wasn’t nearly as entertaining or amusing as the news made it out to be

• I just don’t care that much

My Old High Shcool

I’m a MondayListicles Failure this week….I can’t come up with 10 reasons to or not to attend my High School Reunion…I guess I should get to thinking since it’s coming up this year

Can’t get enough? Want to know more about High School Me? Just click on the link…or click HERE to find out more 🙂


Rather Than Clean… February 20, 2012

Filed under: Link Ups,Lists — Sara @ 8:06 pm

10 Things I’d Rather Be Doing….Instead Of Cleaning The Casa

Nothing….I LOVE to clean…

…wait for it…the lighting will strike me momentarily…

…So, I only get 10 things?!

(in no particular order)

1- Hanging out with the fam

2- Napping on a quiet beach somewhere

3- Eating a gianormous dessert at a restaurant

4- Catching up on the DVR

5- Roaming the park on a nice day….and not in the creeperish park stalker kind of way!!

6- Flying to Paris to shop & eat crepes

7- Writing this highly entertaining list for your entertainment value

8- Baking

9- Enjoying a mixed beverage

10- Playing on my phone

Know what would make me give anything to be at home cleaning? If it meant I wasn’t here….
Cutie napping on the table at the Dr’s office…Poor guy!!!

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??


The Rules Of Love February 13, 2012

Filed under: Link Ups,Lists — Sara @ 2:58 pm
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The Rules Of Love –

Every relationship is different, but these are some general rules to role with….

  1. If you wouldn’t say or do it in front of your spouse (or significant other), don’t do it
  2. Tell the one you love that you love them EVERY SINGLE DAY
  3. Love with all you’ve got
  4. Know when to forgive
  5. Know when to let go
  6. If you truly love your spouse when they snore loudly you will resist the urge to smother them with your pillow, or wake them and ask them to move to another room like on the commercials, but instead drag your own already awake lazy butt to another bed, letting your loud snoring partner get their rest
  7. Know how to enjoy each others company – when out and about, when hanging out, even especially the silent moments
  8. Smile, a simple smile can say so much
  9. Always stand up for your spouse and don’t ever throw them under the bus….chatting with girlfriends and husband bashing should in no way be related
  10. Whether or not you agree on something, no matter who’s right or wrong, discuss it behind closed doors (keyword – discuss not argue, yell, fight…)  …You are a team, you are one, you stand up for each other, and you stand together, especially in public
  11. If you wouldn’t want your partner to do it to you, don’t do it to them…whatever it is…
  12. Laugh
  13. Be yourself and be true to yourself
  14. Don’t confuse love, lust, like, and general attraction….while the latter 3 can lead to love, they are not love
I could keep rambling on and on but basically the biggest rules of love are LOVE, LOVE, LOVE…and use a little common sense from time to time….

“Be a best friend, tell the truth, overuse I LOVE YOU, go to work, do your best, don’t outsmart your common sense, never let your praying knees get lazy, and LOVE LIKE CRAZY”
There are so many great, touching, beautiful things written about love and I could spend hours sharing them all with you, but instead since I have already wasted a lot of your time  I close with the best advice on love:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part,  but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


Tag…You’re It! February 7, 2012

Filed under: Link Ups,Lists,Uncategorized — Sara @ 5:18 pm

But first it’s My Turn!! Apparently Kim over at The G is Silent was given a list from Erica at Yeah Write, who got it from Ado over at The Momalog, and now it’s been passed on to ME!!!! 🙂

So, here’s how it works…Kim gets to ask me (and a bunch of other wonderful bloggers!) 11 questions, I get to answer then come up with 11 questions of my own for 11 of you….and if I don’t tag you but you want to play please do…Just leave me a comment and I’ll add a link with to your post too, oh if I do tag you but you don’t want to play it’s no biggie…& if you want to be taken off my list just yell 🙂

Yes I stole this image....Hope you don't mind 🙂

  • Have you ever played an instrument?  If you haven’t, what kind would you like to be able to play?

 Yes, in Junior High. Leaving Elementary School I needed an elective for Junior High, since I can’t sing, orchestra didn’t interest me in the slightest, I’m a terrible artist, and I’m beyond unatheletic, I picked band. At first I attempted to play the French Horn, that lasted about 2 days, I couldn’t hit any notes, so they put me on the flute….After realizing I wouldn’t be an instant success I have to confess I wasn’t very motivated to do well, I only lasted a year or 2 in band. Also, I think I may be a little tone deaf. The band teacher would always tell me I sounded sharp, flat, or off pitch and I could never tell any difference.

  • What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleeping and why?

In my pre-kids days I stayed up for 2 or 3 days straight once….I’m pleading the 5th on this one


  • If you could be a fly on anyone’s wall, whose would it be and what would you hope to learn?

If I was a fly all I’d care about is a big pile of poo…so I guess I’d want to be a fly on the wall of the elephant cage at the zoo….Wait…that’s not where you were going with this were you…Let’s see,  I don’t know….Something /somewhere super top secret maybe?


  • What are 5 items in your home you could not possibly live without?

Food, water, air (hey you do need it, and it is in the house), my kids, and my hubby


  • If someone popped by your house unannounced right now, what would you be most embarrassed about?

Nothing, I wouldn’t let them in….I’ll chill on the porch with you but don’t stop by unexpected and expect a warm greeting here, give me a 5 minute heads up before any unexpected visits please…it’s just common courtesy ;p

But while I glance around my house I will say IF someone was to stop by unexpected and I did let them in I’d be most embarrassed about the lack of a floor (just blankets and kiddos toys at the moment) and the overflowing laundry baskets….Oh and I’m ALWAYS paranoid about what my house smells like…3 kids in diapers, especially on a hot day, can lead to funktastic smells


  • Honestly now – Do you watch any of the Kardashian circus?

Yes, entirely too much of it….usually just in reruns though. Living where I live we’re getting kind of bombarded with Kardashian craziness lately….


  • If you could be famous for anything, what would you want that to be?

Other than my amazing awesomeness? Hmmm….Well I’m pretty convinced my life, or life in my house rather, would make a ridiculously entertaining reality show…..I’d also be happy to cure a couple of terrible illnesses, end world hunger and water shortages, and maybe throw in some world peace for good measure…Hey you said anything ;p


  • Who is that one person from your past you would most like to connect with but you either don’t remember his/her last name, don’t know her married name or just can’t find on any searches?

My family in Iran…So this isn’t so much a searching issue as it’s a regret about past opportunities. I passed up chances to go see everyone as a child, and now being a sahm of 3 a trip half way around the world just doesn’t really fit in (DISCLAIMER—My wonderful hubby said he is 100% willing to tackle all dad duties so I could go for a visit, but for me it’s just not a good time, I’m not ready to leave my family here for that long)


  • Who is at the top of your “list?”  You know, the one you’re allowed to stray from the marriage for.

I don’t have a list….honest!


  • What’s your preference:  Phone call, text or email?

Text or call, but I HATE pointless phone calls…short, sweet, and to the point please. I don’t check e-mail nearly enough for it to be a reliable way to get in touch with me

  • Do you have a new/newer/newish laptop that you just have no need for and you want to send to a family who currently has only one working computer, and it’s a work computer and really isn’t supposed to be used for anything but work but is currently being used for this blog right this very second?

I had to read this one twice lol. I am actually on a work computer myself, that my son has convinced himself is HIS laptop that he ALLOWS me to use while he’s at school…I usually just use my cell phone for my Intereneting needs

Now it’s my turn….MUWAHAHAHA —-> Evil Torturous Laugh ;p

11 Questions for you:

  1. What’s the best dessert you’ve ever eaten….care to share the recipe? – What can I say I have a mega sweet tooth and I’m always looking for new sugary good recipes to test out!
  2. Would you rather have 5 cute non name brand tops or bag costing $20 each or 1 name brand top or bag that costs $100?
  3. Are you jealous of the amount of technology kids today have available to them, the world at their fingertips… or are you thankful you grew up in the pre camera phone, every detail of your life posting to FB, no GPS, no internet on hand / no online shopping, no smart phone days?
  4. First Concert you attended…did it live up to your expectations?
  5. Coffee or Tea…or do you go straight for the caffeine IV like I do?
  6. Favorite Disney Movie…or Dreamworks, I’m not picky, just nosey ;p
  7. Playstation, XBox, Wii, or strictly phone?
  8. Do you leave the water running while you brush your teeth? (If you answered yes can I BEG you to stop…it’s a huge issue of mine…don’t laugh….Water is so precious we shouldn’t waste it)
  9. Flats or Heels?
  10. Favorite place to vacation, or place you’d love to vacation some day?
  11. Wise Words – Share a quote or tiny tidbit of info that’s pretty genius


Momma’s Time

The Permanent Nomad

Mauna Says

The Ruff Farm

Mozart, Picasso, & A Princess

Grammy JJ’s Ponderings

Sugar -N- Spice Makes Everything Nice

Mrs. Moog’s Mad World


Unpaved Roads

Yeah. Good Times.

And…..Since it’s Tuesday, and since Erica over at Yeah Write is at partially responsible the shenanagins of this post I’m linking this post up for

Don’t forget to go and link up your posts, and come back Thursdays to vote for your 3 fav posts!


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 🙂


Proper ways NOT to handle a baby



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


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.*****


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