FMM……Friend Making Monday

For the months of March and April, FMM is moving locations.  Sarah over at Losing Weight and Having Fun is hosting FMM for the time being, and I’m excited to discover her blog and meet a bunch of new bloggers.

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section at: Losing Weight and Having Fun so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: Would you rather…

1. Chocolate or vanilla ice cream?

Most definitely CHOCOLATE. It’s 2nd to my coffee!!

2. Coke or pepsi?

I don’t drink very much soda at all but if I do either of these works….

3. Cats or dogs?

I am a dog person. When I was married we owned a black Chow, his name was Grizzly. When we had to sell our house he stayed with my former in laws and he got out. Never saw him again but many that looked like him. He was the BEST dog!!  Never owned a cat and my daughters are allergic to them.


4. Summer or Winter?

I love them both.


5. Early bird or night owl?

I’m a night owl…. I don’t get very much sleep at all.

6. Baseball or football?

Not a hardcore sports fan unless it involves my kids, but I will watch either.


7. Glasses or contact lenses?

Glasses. I use to wear contacts from the time I hit 30 until I was about 39. I was terrible at taking my contacts out and night and regular slept with them in and developed an ulcer in my right eye.

8. Coffee or tea?

Obsessed with coffee all the way. It’s like my chocolate.

9. Mac or PC?

Still in PC mode.

10. Roller coasters or not?

Not. I can’t stomach them anymore.

Now it’s your turn to answer the questions!   And also be sure to go back to Sarah’s blog and leave a link to your FMM post in the comments!  I really encourage you to comment on as many people’s posts as you can – I’ve met some fantastic people through FMM.  You never know who you’ll meet today.


Laugh for the day


Just thought this was kinda funny. … especially when the person or refers to is talking crap about my daughter


Summer has come and gone….school is back in session

Summer has come and gone!! Where did it go? I never believed it as a young kid, but I am a believer now in the saying that “Time goes by faster as you get older”. So now it’s back to the hectic, crazy routine of trying to remember your children’s school schedule, what each different teacher/class requires, what notes need to be read, signed and turned it…so on and so on!!

Some time late July or early August I thought I would put myself ahead of the game and start a little school supply shopping early. Here I was giving myself a pat on the back because I got everything the kids needed. Well, despite my efforts of getting ahead of the game, I have found out that teachers now (at least high school), much prefer that their students use the spiral notebooks for their work instead of loose lined paper. So it was back to the store the first week of school scrounging around for those 70 page, 3 subject notebooks and of course they had to be college-ruled paper. Well I managed to scramble up 3 “normal” ones and the last one I came across was a Taylor Swift notebook. I pondered and pondered as to whether or not I should get that…finally I just told myself I might as well get it because this may be the last of it.

I took the notebooks home, proud that I was able to get the notebooks that I did and of course my 15 year old turned her nose up to the Taylor Swift one. I probably should have expected it but thought she would have been a little bit more appreciative of the fact that she got the notebooks. Oh well, just another day right? just another teen moment?

It’s moments like this that I wish they were in elementary still. The lists of needs was far more easier than it is now. But as fast as summer has come and gone, it goes the same for they are no longer those small kids….Where does time go?