And She Lived…

{December 1, 2008}   Going Home

I asked a question of my readers back in October. I was thinking of going back to posting at my old blog instead of here. Everyone said they would happily follow me back if I chose to go. Well, the decision has been made. I am going back. It just felt more like home to me than this site does.

So my faithful readers please come back home with me. And for those of you that have only started reading me since I started blogging here, I hope you follow me on over there as well.

I have renamed the old blog and got a new look too. So click on over and check out And She Lived! Life After The Bitter Ball


Jen at Live and In Color tagged me to do the six favorite things meme. I thought that since it’s Thanksgiving time (well, it was yesterday but still a time of giving thanks) that I would make this a 6 things I am thankful for becuase they make me happy. It’s all the same thing anyway, right? Oh, and I am not going to list family because it’s too obvious that they are my #1 make me happy/thankful for thing in my life.

Here are the rules:

  • List six things that make you happy
  • Pass the award on to 5 other bloggers
  • Link back to the person who gave you the award
  • Link to the people you’ve passed it on to and comment to let them know

1) Blogging. May sound silly, but blogging helps me sort through my feelings and has helped me to make a lot of good friends. So, yes blogging makes me happy and I am very thankful for it.

2) Reading. There is nothing like getting lost in a good book.

3) Movie night. The kids and I often pile blankets and pillows on the floor, pop some popcorn and toss in some M&M’s so they get melty in the hot popcorn, then snuggle up and watch a dvd. Awesome!

4) Chai Latte. I can’t stand coffee but I love a nice cup of chai. It’s warm, tasty and relaxing.

5) Nursery Rhyme Time at the library. Ok, this one really makes Meechi happy, but that 20 minutes of him singing, dancing and having fun… well, I am certainly thankful for that time and it makes me happy to watch him.

6) Bedtime. As much as I love my kids, I also enjoy having an hour or two of peace and quiet and time to myself after they go to bed.

I am tagging JenE, Robin, and Chel. Ya, I know that’s not 5 but it’ll have to do, most people have done this one already.

Okay, so I promised quite awhile back to post photos of my hair. You know, after the whole sleep haircutting incident. Well, I my usb cord was lost in the abyss known as my sons room misplaced, so I haven’t been able to. I finally found it, so I have no more excuses.

First, I’ll post a couple reminders of what my hair used to look like.

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You get the front view in the family photo. you also get to see Meechi having a meltdown, which is always fun to have documented proof of these.

In the photo from my parent’s 50th anniversary party you get to see the back view. Only look at the back of my hair and not at my flabby arse! Those are my parents boogying away in the photo.




Now for the after photos.

aug-oct-08-194see? giant, frizzy, mushroom shaped fuzzball!

but…. when I straighten it

aug-oct-08-178 it looks much, much better!

{November 17, 2008}   is he out there somewhere?

Sometimes I want to go on one of those sites like e harmony. You know, just to see who my perfect match would be. What would he look like? Where would he live? Would he really share all or most of my interests? Hate the same things I hate?

I don’t really want to meet the guy. I’m not looking to hook up or find my life mate. I am married afterall. Happily married…. well, at least 80% of the time. Maybe 75. (snort) But really, I don’t have any interest in finding someone new. I think I’ll sitck with the guy I’ve got.

But I’m curious. I wonder. From time to time I just think it would be nice to know what my perfect match would be like.

You know how they say opposites attract? That’s me and my husband. Totally opposite. On nearly everything! So…. wouldn’t it be interesting to find out what a guy that wasn’t my opposite, but my match, was like?

I’ll never actually do it. but sometimes… it’s interesting to wonder.

{November 16, 2008}   It Is Just Too Early For This

There are maybe 5 decent radio stations in this town. Maybe. Two that I listen to quite often, one that is soft rock that I listen to occasionally, one that is oldies and again occasionally listen and then one country station that I can tolerate with there is nothing on the others.

Right now, two of those five stations are playing Christmas music. They started it on November first and will play it until December 26th. Two months of nothing but Christmas music! Are you kidding me with this crap?!? That is WAY too much. It’s bad enough that I am having to think about shopping for gifts, I don’t want any more reminders that the holiday is right around the corner.

And what about Thanksgiving? Can we please get through that holiday before cramming the next one down our throats?

One of those stations has played Christmas music starting the day after Thanksgiving for years now. I actually have enjoyed that in the past. Then last year, the other station (which is one of my two faves) decided to do it too but they started on November 1. So this year, BOTH stations did that. It is just too early for this.

I want to listen to normal music for a while longer!

{November 14, 2008}   I Have My Limits People

I realize that since I am a SAHM that part of my job is to keep the house clean. But there are limits. And the old man is dangerously close to pushing me beyond mine. Keeping the house clean does NOT mean that I am personal servent to those who reside in this house. It does not mean that I am supposed to pick up after someone who intentionally drops their crap where it doesn’t belong.

The man has pushed me to the edge here people. If he doesn’t stop leaving his shirt and his nasty, crusty, sweaty, smelly, dirty, gross, so bad they could practically walk to the hamper themselves SOCKS on the living room floor…  I am going to teach him what my limits are. And then he is going to get a lesson in what happens when people cross them!!!

*kim walks away mumbling….   every freaking day with the nasty socks, i am so gonna shove them up his…..

and i don’t feel fine

{November 4, 2008}   The Randomness Hits Me

tagged_blogWell, it finally happened. I think I am the last person on earth for this, but I have finally been tagged to do the 7 Random Things about me post. I was tagged by MamaPoRuski who has a great heart for special needs orphans. You should really check out her blog, they are an amazing family.

So here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules.
2. Share seven random or weird facts about myself.
3. Tag random people at the end of my post with their links.
4. Let each person know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here’s the randomness about me:

1) I have an unnatural fear of calling people on the phone. I am always worried that I am calling someone at a time that his inconvenient for them or that they might not be in the mood to talk, so I almost never call anyone. That includes family. I also hate calling businesses and if I can email instead (or make the hubby call) I will.

2) I have two blogs that are in no way connected with the real me. I have a secret identity I guess. Both blogs are about things I want to do or enjoy but nobody (well, a couple people found out) knows that it’s me blogging there. I am even on a couple social networks with both personas. Does this mean I have multiple personalities?

3) I have never lived alone. I have either lived with my parents or with a guy (either boyfriend or husband) my entire life.

4) When I was a kid I hated pretty much every food on earth. Whatever my mom made for dinner I hated it. Being the youngest I was a bit spoiled and she would let me eat cereal for dinner instead. I owe my life to Life cereal. 😉

5) I always have dirty dishes in the sink. Even after I load the dishwasher I still have dirty dishes in the sink. I am not really sure how this happens. They just sort of seem to magically appear. I think the kids hide them in their rooms until they hear the dishwasher running and then they sneak them to the sink. If it wouldn’t cost so much I would seriously switch to always using paper plates, cups and plastic tableware.

6) I have only had one grandparent growing up. My mom’s parents died by the time she was 18 and my dad’s father died when my dad was 12. So all I have had was my paternal grandmother, and she didn’t really like us for some reason. I had no idea what grandparents were really like until I saw my parents with my nieces and nephews and then with my kids. I am sad I never had that in my life.

7) I can sing the ENTIRE theme song to Mr. Ed  (i watched way too much nick at night)


There you have it. My 7 random things. And I really would tag someone but I think everyone else in the world really has done this already. If you haven’t, consider yourself tagged.

{November 4, 2008}   Your Vote is SOOOOO Important

It is so important that everyone vote. This is probably the most important vote you will make. There have been many opportunities to speak out and voice your opinion in the past. To make a difference. To do what is best for this nation and the people in it. But right now this is worth more than any of those other opportunities. So please, please vote. And who should you vote for????


For the love of God….. vote for anyone else on Dancing With The Stars, but people…. you have to STOP voting for Susan Lucci.

America thanks you!


and you thought i meant the presidential election… silly!

{October 29, 2008}   Question For My Readers

I am not entirely sure I like wordpress. I am actually thinking about going back to posting over at my old Bitter Ball blog. I really am done with the whole bitter phase of my life, but I did like blogger a bit more and already have some page rank over there. If I went back to using that blog I would probably rename it and change the look, creating some sort of changeover/makeover post.

So… for those who followed me from there to here, what do you think? Also, anyone who is a new reader since I started posting here, I would love your opinion too. Would you follow me back over to the old blog?

I really do want to hear some opinions on this. Thank everyone.

et cetera