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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Taking a "Time Out"

I'm going to be taking a bit of a break, not that I've been some GREAT blogger or anything.
I have alot more on my plate then normal right now. I just want to officially call the "time out".

Need to focus more on myself, my family, my house, my finances etc........

I don't want to have that nagging thought in the back of my head "oh I really should throw a post up".

Of course I will still hang around Twitter and Facebook, but going to try to limit my time there also. (can't quit it cold turkey, that is just INSANE!)

See you soon...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Tyler's 1st trip to Muscoot Farm in Katonah, NY
(my old stomping grounds)
No, I didn't grow up on a farm, it is just a small little farm where we have always taken
my kids to see all the animals. Now Tyler has been introduced to our tradition.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mamavation Monday

Watch Lives Change

Well, Well, I am again wondering why the hell I'm writing a Mamavation Monday post. I haven't been a good sista and haven't really been healthy at all in the last few weeks.

I have been so stressed out with family bullshit that I haven't taken care of myself at all. I don't know how to NOT to "stress-eat". It really is the hardest thing I struggle with. I know what I should eat, how much to eat and when to and not to eat it. But when I get too overwhelmed with life, I have that "I don't give a shit" attitude and eat and drink what I want, when I want it.

I don't really need a pill to curb my appetite, I need one to stop my emotional appetite. Ugh, if any of you know of one, please let me know ASAP!

All I can do is keep trying and be grateful for the "good" days.
I will be having "All White Eggs" for breakfast everyday this week. I love them, to me they taste just like eggs. Sometimes I mix in 1 tablespoon of bacon pieces and a pinch of cheddar cheese. YUM YUM. I suggest you try them, you'll like it.

I did weigh myself this morning and I have gained 2lbs, I was surprised thought it was more.
See there is a silver lining!

See you all at the Mamavation Show tonight on Mingle Media Tv.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I'm Not Your Typical Grandma

At 39 years old, I'm not your typical Grandma. Technically, I'm a Step-Grandma (cuz I would have to kick my 17 year old's ass)
I have 3 step children, and 3 step grandchildren. It's INSANE, I know...
My husband and I only have a relationship with his oldest son Jason who is 22yrs old and he has our 9 month old grandson Tyler.
I don't want to even get into it about the other two kids and grandkids, it's really way too complicated to write in a post.

Last week was a very stressful week for me (hence, not one post was written)
Jason got temporary custody of Tyler, so needless to say it's been all about the DRAMA DRAMA and more DRAMA. Tyler has been coming here during the day while Jason goes to work and looks like this will be the case for a while. My kids were on Spring Break, so that made it a little easier and harder at the same time. It is never a dull moment around here, with this CRAZY-ASS family.

Seriously, I don't know how I ever got anything done with my kids when they were infants.
I am soo "out of that zone" that I don't know my ass from my elbow. My mother-in-law has been helping out alot, but even between the two of us it is alot of work. It has taken a mental and physical toll on me. I find myself getting way too attached to the baby and trying to take it all on. I am forgetting that I have two sons of my own that need their mother. So, I really have to try to find the balance of making sure I take care of me, Nick, Thomas, Chris, Jason and Tyler. I have alot on my plate, I tend to take on too much and wind up burnt-out, bitter, angry and hurt.
So, I am hoping this week will be a little less stressful and I can find a way not to be so crazed. I really need to get back to writing posts, commenting, cleaning my house, doing all the undone projects around here, get back on track with my diet and everything else that comes along.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Blockbuster Express Rent 2 get 3rd Free

I don't know about you guys but I have had one hell of a week and nothing sounds better to me then veggin-out on my couch watching some GOOD movies. Blockbuster Express is running another special that makes it even better. I have been given a special code to pass on to my readers for a "Rent Two get the Third Free" The code to use is G14D2 but you need to act fast. This promotion is only good for Friday April 16th- Sunday April 18th.

My favorite part of using Blockbuster Express is that I can check to see what movies are available in my kiosk, pick them out with my family, pay for them online then send my 17 year old son to pick them up. You can also sign up for the Newsletter and get information on all New Releases and coupons sent right to your email. You can also follow them on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook to get all the latest info.

So what are you waiting for?go check to see if you have a kiosk near you , pop some popcorn, veg-out and watch some great dvd's.(just like I'm going to do)

Don't forget to use the code G14D2, to get your "Rent 2 get 3rd Free" it expires Sunday April
18th at 11:59pm.

*Disclosure: I was given this code as a member of Collective Bias #CouchCritics*

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

To Do Tuesday

Crazy Adventures in Parenting To-Do Tuesday

This week is especially stressful and even more busy then normal... FUN FUN.
I don't even feel like writing it all down, but I will do it for Lisa. She is the crazy one who runs this bloggy carnival/meme thing and if she can do it all with 6 monkeys running around, then sure-as-shit so can I. I did get everything done on my list from last week, except "the cleaning of my closet". I need to be in the right "mood" for that kind of big job. Hoping that hits me ASAP!!
So here we go..........
  • Dinner menu (I spent tooo much money in the last couple of weeks, I'm gonna need some good recipes for 5 different ways to fix Ramen Noodle Soup)
  • Return Recyclables (got bags and bags in the back of my son's truck, maybe if i get that done, we won't have to have ramen noodle soup one night)
  • Go through my papers/magazines (they are taking over my coffee table)
  • Wake for a classmate of my youngest son Thomas (very very sad story, he was diagnosed with leukemia a month ago, but wound up passing away from a staph infection)
  • PTO Meeting (Wed night)
  • Write my review post (oops still didn't get to that one either..... need to get my act together!)
  • Hair cut for me (I'm way overdue, of course I had my son's get theirs first.... see I am a "good mom")
  • Grandma Duties (my grandson is going to start coming over every Mon and Wed)
  • Budget/pay bills
  • Pack for my "girls weekend" with my mom and sister (WHOOO-TO-THE-FREAKIN-HOO I cannot wait, I NEED this trip BADLY)
  • Need to compile a list of houses that my mom, sister and I are going to check out this weekend while in the Poconos. (we are planning on renting a house for our summer family vacation)
  • Start buying Summer clothes for the boys (Thomas needs a whole new Summer wardrobe, damn gotta remember to stunt that kid's growth some how)
  • Stay on diet (I swear this one is getting harder and harder to do.... not to mention we are already stock piling the boxes of wine for the weekend)
Well I think that is it... I'm sure I will do even way more then this but I really gotta go and start on the pile of crap on the coffee table, it all just fell on the floor.

Don't forget to go check out Lisa over at Crazy Adventures in Parenting, if you want to get in on the To Tuesday Fun.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Mamavation Monday

Watch Lives Change

I had all these grand plans to get this post done last night but I was too tired and stuffed from Easter at my mom's. Then I thought I would get to it this morning, and as I juggled cleaning, phone calls, errands, babysitting my grandson and then helping my father-in-law with his car problems, I am just getting to it now at 9:00pm. (hey, better late then never....right?)

Last week I was focused and good with my eating and had lost about 2.8lbs, but I will confess I weighed myself before I went to Easter Brunch at my mom's house. (can't blame me.... I knew there were mimosas) Didn't weigh myself today, cuz I'm sure I gained the weight back.

This week is going to be insane, I've got alot on my plate and mind. I am going to try to stay on track as best I can. It will be beautiful out for most of the week, hoping to take my grandson for a nice long walk. God knows there is plenty of yard work to be done also.

I want to also mention that this week EA Sports Active is sponsoring our Mamavation Monday Blogging Carnival. I NEED one, I have the Wii and the Wii Fit but I hear all sorts of great things about the 30 Day Challenge. Go check them out and don't forget to catch the Mamavation Monday show tonight at 10pm EST on Mingle Media TV.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter