Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Well you either know or do not know how much Nicholas loves IU. He has went to swim camp there the last 2 years and LOVES it. When you live in Columbus you are either for IU or Purdue and Nicholas is for IU!!! We redid his room this summer (while he was at IU) in red and white with black accent for IU. He LOVES it. When I was out shopping last week I found this PJ bottems. Usually NOTHING I buy he will wear as I have "taste for crap" (his words, not mine;) and guess what..HE LOVES THEM!!! Us Moms are alot smarter then our kids think we are:)

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Its a "Fall" thing:)

Well, when most people think of FALL, they think of Pumpkins, Halloween, Leaves...WELL, not Me (or Suzanne:) WE THINK OF CANDY CORN AND PEANUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Suzanne lives in England, and I called her today as I was mixing it up and said "listen....what is this"..she said "candy corn and peanuts" Damn she is good:)
If you have never tried it, go buy a couple bags of candy corn and some peanuts. You will be hooked too. It almost has a Baby Ruth taste. YUMMM
I LOVE fall:)
Plus if you really think about it, it is healthy...corn is a vegetable and peanuts are a protein:)
Plus Plus..doesn't it look so nice in my new Fall Pumpkin Longaberger bowl!

Friday, September 22, 2006

I am now a working (just a little) MOM

Well, today was my first day of having a JOB. We had a meeting with the Early Step Cord. Monday we go in to get our Folders set up and Tuesday we get kids. I will work Monday - Friday from 8 to 11 or so. This is just PERFECT for me. Gets me out the door without being gone all day. Plus at my sons school so what is better..(ok having someone pay me to sit at home on my chair, but you can not have everything:)


Sunday, September 17, 2006

End of the Weekend:(

Well, it is Sunday night and the end of a beautiful weekend. The weather could not have been any nicer. I wish I could say we did all this out door things BUT we did not. Yesterday morning Tyler did have soccer and soccer pictures which was fun. (They lost again) Then yesterday afternoon we went to the MALL to get Nicholas clothes. $400.00 later and a stop at our favorite Chinese Restrauant we came home (broke). Today, I had a friend and her son come down and we went to the outlet mall and then took the kids out for pizza.
I really was hoping to get in the pool but never made it in and now the weather is getting cooler and rainy so I might have missed my last chance. Hope all your weekends were more exciting then mine.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Me Me and More ME This Week!!!!

This week has been about making the mom happy...
Monday, I went and got a haircut and hightlight.
Today I went and got a much needed pedicure and a SMOOTHIE. I have been soo good all week and have stayed away from the smoothie place but after my pedicure and Sams Club I decided MaMa needs a Smoothie;) After HOW many trips to the smoothies place they came out with punch cards, Nine punches and your 10th smoothie or sandwich for FREE!

So, I now I can honestly say, I have no grey in my hair (as it is the lightest it has ever been), my feet now look all fally with a new fall color on my toes and I do not have smoothie withdrawl anymore:)
PLUS as a added Bonus I just got the new Longaberger catalog..WOW what a week;)

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Saturday Morning SOCCER....

Todays was Tylers first soccer game of the season. This year they have moved up to the BIGGER fields since he is playing 9/10 year olds. The field looks huge and they played the BIGGEST team. Tyler, who is in 3rd grade, came home and said I think we played 5th graders!!!! Needless to say, His team, the Gallaxy lost, but Tyler had fun;-)


Last night was my FAVORITE night of the month...I am sooo lucky to be in a BuNcO group with 12 FUN FUN Swim moms;) and GREAT Friends: Diane, Denise, Barb, Kathy, Jill, Bev, Tracy, Jo, Terry, Mary and Sue. Our BuNcO Group is all about FOOD, DRINKS and LAUGHING..we are ALL pretty mean to each other and really really mean to Tracy. Tracy USE to be the lucky one and was always winning. BUT things have changed and guess WHO the BIG winner has been the last 2 months...Me Me ME!!!!! We play for money and we each pay $10 each month....Most Bunco ($35), Most Wins ($30) Last Bunco ($25), Most Losses ($20) and Thanks for Showing up ($10)!!!! Well the last 2 months, I have won Most and Last Bunco, $60 each month for a Grand Total of $120.00. Can you guess who has the big Target on their ASS this month..Me Me ME:) Jill won $25 for Most WINS, Denise for Most LOSSES and Kathy for THANKS for Showing up:) Terry hosted it at her house last night and we ALL had the BEST time...some of us 60 times more then others:)
The 2 pictures I am going to try to post is ALL of us and me with the BuNcO troll and Boa!!!!
We wore BLACK in honor of Tracys 40th Birthday..Happy Sept. BuNcO Birthdays to Sue, Mary, TRACY and Denise!!!!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Tropical Smoothie Cafe..Yes I am obsessed with this place!!!!

Well today, as I have EVERY day this week, took my $4.60 (with tax) and went to Tropical Smoothie Cafe. I listened to a "friend" and tried something different and not my normal Sunrise Sunset which is Strawberries, Pineapples, Oranges and Mango WITH Splenda. I got the Paradise Point which has Stawberries, Banana's and Pineapples. It was OK but I would not get it again:(
Sooooo tomorrow, I am getting the SS again. I actually need to get a job there so I can afford my daily smoothie fix.
Just incase anyone is wondering about "D". "D" is my friend who I made mad yesterday talking about Suzanne...well tonight I made her MAD again when I dumped her for Big Brother ALL STAR..I am soooo enjoying that show. I am not a huge Boogie or Erika fan so I do not want ether one to win..I am just so looking forward to Erica hearing ALL the mean things Boogie has said about her AFTER she has "slept" with him ALL summer...stupid stupid women.
SUZANNE...are you not PROUD of me...I added a picture:)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Bad thing about a Blog

The bad thing about a blog is "hurting" someones feeling...I stated earlier that Suzanne knows everything!!!!!! She does know everything BUT I have this other friend who we will call "D", so she does not know that I am talking about her.....(just between us, "D" has to be the CENTER of attention). Well "D" read what I said about Suz, and she called me up and said I read what you said about Suzanne...I know alot too....Blah Blah Blah....
Well I just want to say and this has nothing to do with "D" but I have this friend named Denise (no relation to "D" (wink wink) who knows alot too..she is so nice ..wonderful and best of all SHE LOVES SMOOTHIES too from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, even if it is the peach one.
So what I was trying to say is I am so LUCKY to have 2 friends who know soooo much!!!!
Thanks Suzanne and DENISE for being such GOOD friends.

It's Wednesday and do you know what you are having for Dinner?

First of all, A HUGE Thank You to Suzanne, the women who KNOWS everything (and then moved away:( She has helped me today add some stuff to a BLOG I really do not need but had to have since she has one;) I know if you have read this you have already noticed the Magic 8 ball which ONLY tells the TRUTH....How do I know this, WELL, I ask it if I was going to lose weight and it said YES!!! So go ask the Great GREEN 8 Ball your question and see what he/she has to say to you.
Incase anyone wants to know, I have a NEW favorite place. We just got a Tropical Smoothie Cafe here, and the Sunrise/Sunset with Splenda is WONDERFUL. I figure it out (actually Denise did, but I am good at stealing other peoples credit so we will just say I did;) and it is 3 WW pts. Yum Yum YUM. The man today said the fat buster one is really good so I might actually try that tomorrow. (Rememeber what the Green 8 Ball had to say to me;) Some people have StarBucks, I have Tropical Smoothie Cafe.
It took me forever today to figure out what to make for dinner..drum roll please....
Homemade Mac and Cheese and Meatballs in BBQ and Sweet & Sour Sauce. I went for EASY.
If I knew how to add a picture I would have added a pic on my smoothie since it is the most exciting thing going on right now. BUT till Suzanne shows me that step, NO pictures. I wonder if they have a book for Blogging for Dummies?

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Recipe of the Day..since I can not think of anything else to talk about:)

Today my parents, sister and niece came over and we had RIBS, Corn on the Cob, German Potatoe Salad, Coleslaw and BLACK BEANS and RICE...YUMMMMM
soooo.....today I am starting my recipe blog where I STEAL and someones recipe (I am sooo FAMOUS for this;) and rename it "Diana's Famous Whatever"
SOOOOO here it is:
Diana's FAMOUS Black Beans and Rice
3 cans Black Beans (undrained)
1 T vinegar
1 bell pepper chopped
1 onion chopped
2 Ham Hocks or Smoked Necks
Enough water to cover

Cook on Medium heat for atleast 1 hour..I cook for around 5 hours on low. The liquid will cook down so you might need to add a little more as it cooks. (Take the necks or Ham Hocks out before serving:)
When it is almost done cook 1 bag of Saffron Rice (yellowgold Bag) according to the olive oil directions. Fluff with fork and serve with Black Beans on top. YUMMM this is so GOOD.
(thanks Marci;)

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Not to be OUTDONE:-)

Well, I guess you can say I am a COPYCAT..Not to be outdone by SUZANNE, I to had to get a blog..not that I have anything going on in my life:)
I do not live out of the country...(unless you live in another country then I guess I do:)
I will try to find something fun to write about so I might need to branch out of my boring life....take up a hobby....join a bowling league (don't laugh..I was ask to join one)..well I guess I will have to think of SOMETHING to do;-)