Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Family emergency

Sorry for my absence.  Been busy, busy.  My father-in-law who has suffered from Alzheimer's has declined and is in the dying process.  We are leaving today to travel to IN (10-12 hr drive).  The family would welcome your prayers. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Study or blog, that is the question

I'm waxing Shakespearean this morning, lol.  I came to the libray with the best of intentions.  I was going to edit a project for school before heading to work.  However, fate dealt me a cruel hand.  When I opened the file, I discovered the library computer had a different version of Word.  What's a girl to do? I mean seriously.  Why spend time reformatting it when I could just wait and work on it after I get home. Right? RIGHT?!?! Who is with me? "Work smarter, not harder" is my motto. So, you can obviously see which decision I made.  Really, it was the only rational one. :D

So, let's get you caught up on what is happening in my little corner of the world.  Shall we? 
  • Favorite recent B.ism "my private anger issues are my business!!" Said after I was trying to give her better anger management techniques than screaming "I hate you" @ the taekwondo instructor when she becomes frustrated.
  • Started B. on a med for ADHD. She is doing AWESOME! Woot!
  • J is still perfecting the surly youth persona.
  • Celebrated 17th anniversary by vomiting the very expensive dinner I had eaten. Blech.
  • Got a second dinner out of the deal though. :D
  • Went to a wine tasting where the owner became more talkative the more she drank. ;)
  • Started PT last week.  Experiencing some mixed emotions, let me tell you.
  • Started orientation as the substitute nurse for the school district.
  • Getting caught up on projects around the house since I am more mobile.
That's enough about me.  What is going on with you? Anything new, fun, and/or exciting?? C'mon, spill ...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Weekend Hop!!

Welcome to my Weekend Blog Hop!

 It's simple to participate, here are the rules:

  1. Please place the "Weekend Blog Hop" button in a blog post and/or on your blog somewhere. This lets us all know where to find each other!
  2. Follow Tara, she is hosting the blog hop.
  3. Visit at least 2 blogs on the list.
  4. Add your name/image to the linky list below so we can visit you back.
  5. Comments are optional but always appreciated☺


 Please support this blog hop by using your Facebook, Twitter, and forums to advertise. It's great for everyone to discover new friends, followers, and fantastic blogs!

Thanks so much for participating!


Friday, October 8, 2010

Friendly Friday - Blog Hop

Welcome to Friendly Friday!

Remember, YOU can host the link list on your blog, too! Just click "Get the code here..." at the bottom of the list. The code is different every week, so be sure to get the new code when hosting Friendly Friday on your blog. Hosting the list is a great way to get even more traffic to your blog and make Friendly Friday more beneficial for everyone.

Thanks for joining the Friendly Friday celebration hosted by Xenia at Thanks, Mail Carrier, Christi at Frugal Novice and Charla at Healthy Home Blog! We invite you to join us every Friday to make more friends in blogville, get more blog followers and follow other great blogs out there.

To join in the Friendly Friday celebration, include your family-friendly link in our list, follow the hostesses in the first 3 spots and then start blog hopping! Visit other blogs on the list and comment to give them some blog love. Then take a minute to follow them through Google Friend Connect - this is a good way to keep up with other blogs, but also lets us show support to each other! Please DO NOT list your giveaways here, links must be to either your homepage or your Friday posting with your blog title. All others will be deleted.

When people comment on your blog and let you know they're a part of Friendly Friday, return the favor and follow them back. This way everyone gets traffic and followers out of participating, and it's a win-win situation. We would love for you to also grab our Friendly Friday button and post it on your blog and/or in a post - the more bloggers that find out about Friendly Friday and participate, the better!

Spotlight on Friendly Friday Followers!

We love your participation and want to show it! In addition to gaining followers, each week we'll select three blogs at random and will feature links and a write-up for those blogs in the content of next week's Friendly Friday post. There are so many seriously wonderful blogs out there, and this will be a great way to highlight some of those each week. Say hello to the lucky chosen 3 for this week (and feel free to stop by and give them a little extra love):

The Nesty Girl over at - you guessed it! - Nesty writes about pursuing a happy home and a honeyed life through simplified living! She updates her blog three times a week with recipes, creative ideas, scrapbooking projects, and stories from her day-to-day life. Her writing is charming and relatable and, well, a lot of fun to read!

Jill (who lives in Florida) and Denise (who lives in California) are the bloggers behind Cottage Sisters. Denise is married to Jill's brother Mike, so they're related by marriage but are, according to them, sisters by heart. Their blog started as a way to share their homes, recipes, great books, and everything in between. You'll find photos galore and get a taste of both coasts!

Kime' at Adventures of the Domesticated Mama is a Christian SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) to six children. She homeschools and loves to sew, knit, crochet and bake. She hosts a lot of great reviews and giveaways and is very active in the blogging community. You'll also see fun photos of her family for Wordless Wednesdays from time to time!

Now that you know about these 3 wonderful blogs, it's time for you to join in! Add your family-friendly link below and we'll see you! And don't forget, you can grab the code to share the link list on your blog, too.

All three hostesses appreciate followers through Google Friend Connect AND Twitter and we'll follow you back - just leave a comment with your URL and/or Twitter username. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mid Week Mingle Blog Hop!

It's simple to participate, here are the rules:

Please place the "Mid Week Mingle Blog Hop" button in a blog post and/or on your blog somewhere. This lets us all know where to find each other!

Follow my blog.

Visit at least 2 blogs on this list.

Add your name/image to the linky list below so we can visit you back.
Comments are optional but always appreciated☺

Please support this blog hop by using your Facebook, Twitter, and forums to advertise. It's great for everyone to discover new friends, followers, and fantastic blogs!

Thanks so much for participating!



Saturday, October 2, 2010

Club Rules - Aspie style

OK, I found these when emptying DD's backpack.  Funny stuff (unintentional though it may be) from a 7y/o.  Misspellings are hers. 

  1. No homework
  2. bring - snack
  3. No boys allowed
  4. We meet at 8 p.m. in the afternoon
  5. Wear your clothes
  6. Only 1 boy allowed
  7. Sleepovers are allowed
  8. Bring cookies sometimes for snak.
  9. We meet after school
  10. Bring toys
  11. Bring candy.
  12. Bring sleeping bags
  13. Bring drinks
  14. No dirty + stinky peapole allowed
  15. Only peaple 60 poands and below can be in the club
  16. No squirming at slumber partys
  17. No snoring at slumber partys
  18. Use manners
  19. Be quiet when the leaders talking
  20. Don't grab other peaples arms
  21. Don't hurt peaple
  22. Don't yell at peaple
  23. No back sass
Does anyone detect a trend...?  What rules made you LOL? My personal favorite was #5!! :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Versatile Blogger

I am thrilled to announce that I just won The Versatile Blogger Award from my friend Keri at Married to a geek! Thanks, Keri for selecting me! :)

**This is just a fun way to meet other bloggers and get to know one another, by passing these fun bloggy awards to other bloggers that we like! There are some FUN rules in accepting this bloggy award.

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 other bloggers who you recently discovered and think are fabulous.
4. Contact the bloggers you choose and let them know they won the award.

Hmmm...7 Things about myself:
  • I am a full time student; will graduate with my Bachelor's degree in nursing in December.  Woot!
  • I am doing Taekwondo with my DD; currently sidelined due to a knee injury.
  • My husband and I met through a video dating service.
  • I would love to be a published author someday.
  • I am an advocate of individuals with special needs; my daughter has Asperger's.
  • I am a chocoholic!
  • I spend too much time utilizing social media. LOL! 
 **OK**My picks for the 15 other bloggers to win this fun award!
  1. Married to a Geek
  2. Kludgy mom
  3. We Aren't Perfect
  4. Blue Frogs Legs
  5. From Tracie
  6. My Life as an Ungraceful, Unwilling Draftee into the Autism Army
  7. The Redhead Riter
  8. 2 girls on a bench
  9. All Things Fadra
  10. A Mother's Hood
  11. Life With The Campbells
  12. Katdish
  13. Stark, Raving, Mad Mommy
  14. A Belle, a Bean, & a Chicago Dog
  15. A Bloggy Mom