Monday, April 27, 2009

101 in 1001

So I was inspired by my friend Ashley to make a list. I need to figure out 101 things I would like to accomplish and actually do in 1001 days. I have not put down 100 things just yet but here is so far.

The ones in italics I have accomplished

Here goes:

1. Clean out the kitchen and get rid of stuff I will never use again

2. Make sure my kitchen is clean before heading to bed nightly

3. Towards the end of the month start up a new grocery list/dinner list for the month. Every month.

4. Actually stay on Weight Watchers instead of throwing away 16 dollars a month for the site.

5. Losing 70 lbs.

6. get a monthly pedicure

7. Let go of negative people and the old ghosts that still continue to haunt me

8. Drive stick shift. I have always wanted to learn but never was taught. My dad knows how so maybe when I come home he can teach me

9. Shoot a gun. One of soldier boy's friend has a few guns that I can borrow sometime. Here on post there are many ranges so hopefully soon.

10. Stay off the computer and TV for a day (that is one accomplishment right there!)

11. Work on both kid's scrapbook

12. Get my first tattoo

13. Send snail mail to my grandma at least once a month

14. Pay off old debts

15. Clean out the kitchen and get rid of stuff I will never use again

16. Participate in the postwide yard sale and sell my unused things

17. Have a monthly date with hubby

18. Go through my e-mail folders and make a cookbook from the saved Hungry Girl recipes I have

19. Drink nothing but water for the whole month

20. Do Wii Fit for more than 30 minutes a day for one month (that one is tricky because of my 2 crazy kids)

21. Stop using my kids as an excuse not to do things!(see #19)

22. Accept my husband for who he is and understand that he is not going to change.

23. Let my husband cook unsupervised.

24. Make my household duties more greener by making my own cleaning supplies, using less water, ect.

25. Keep a budget and stick to it.

26. Keep up to date with my favorite bloggers and comment at least once a week.

27. Have another giveaway on my blog

28. Have a family night at least once a week.

29. Learn to knit

Mama Kat's workshop(I am overdue!)

Ok, so I am late doing the writers workshop but hey, its been awhile so I get some credit right?

Well, I decided to do the "Whats for dinner" because I love cooking. Sundays are usually the comfort food day when I'm not being lazy. Today I made:


Typical lazy Sunday dinner. I haven't made this in a long time so I called my mom to refresh my mind. She tells me that since my grandpa and dad love her recipe that I should make it like hers...well, my dad and grandpa eat just about everything so I kinda just recreate it and redo it in my way...I usually always do!

I coat the stew meat in flour and sear it in olive oil on the stove. While that is cooking I get my crock pot and put in carrots, potatoes, Lipton's Onion soup mix, can of Italian tomatoes, quart of water, salt, pepper, bit of sugar and then the meat goes in. It cooks in the crock pot for about 6 hours on low. I put the kids to bed for a nap and then I retreat to the bed and take a well deserved nap. I can smell it coming up the stairs after my 3 hour nap today and I am dying to dig in! I then go down and tear up some day old bread to make it a bit more stewy and it is oh-so-yummy!

So that is what we will have for dinner tomorrow. I made a lot because soldier boy's friend was supposed to come over but he was too tired from last night playing XBox with soldier boy til 2 a.m. so he slept most of the day! Oh well, more for us!

Some suggestions most army wives should take

*Disclaimer* This may or may not piss you off but being as it may I have been an army brat for 20+ years, I kinda know a little bit about the army and the spouses.

So I was thinking about making a new blog about things that piss me off or things that some army wives should do but I probably will get more hate mails than I could ever bargain for so I'll just write down the main irritations and some suggestions.

1) Your husband is in the military NOT YOU...if you wanna wear some rank I suggest finding a recruiter.

2) If you can't handle your husband going to the field, overseas, TDY, or *gasp* one NIGHT of CQ you best find yourself a civilian man who will be home every night and on weekends.

3) If you find yourself posing nude and posting it on myspace, facebook, ect and you are married to a military man overseas, don't be too surprised when he calls and wonders why the guys in his unit have your pictures posted on their sites.

4) If your house is nasty, your kids are dirty, and you don't work, I suggest getting off your lazy behind and doing something about it or your husband will get in trouble. If you live on post don't be surprised if you get kicked out.

5) It is hospitable to introduce yourself to new people that move in (cookies do well also!). People are shocked when I come over with a plate of cookies and some nice chat to let them know if they need anything to let me know.

6) I have heard everything so don't be amazed when you tell me something that you think will shock the hell out of me, especially when it comes to wives doing stupid crap.

7) Sometimes its best to just listen and not try and give advice...I learned that the hard way!

8) Don't be afraid to make some civilian friends, sometimes we need that!

9) I can't really preach about being tactful because I am no good at it but I hear it helps....

10) Army wives can make the best friends for life if you find the right ones!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Thanks for the laughs Bea!

You will be greatly missed!

Monday, April 20, 2009


I LOVE Michael Buble. He is not only sexy but his voice moves mountains (and some women's underwear!haha)

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Life. So far

So I put my bff on a plane back to New Orleans. I miss him already! So now its back to dieting and living again. I had been really bad this past week and scared to get on my Wii to tell me that I gained weight. EEEK! I am in the process of putting together my 101 in 1001 list idea from my friend Ashley. I thought there was no way of thinking of 101 things I want to do but since I'm on number 30 I think "wow, there are a lot of things I really want to accomplish!" I really need to change my life, not only for myself but for my children. There are a lot of things wrong in my life that really need an awakening. I have been having issues with my mom recently because of Easter and the things that the kids "HAD" to do and that I did not do. My attention was focused on the fact that I never go out and have not gone out since my oldest was 2 and we were staying with my aunt in Illinois. As a mom, you don't go out, you just don't. I know what you are thinking "Just because you are a mom doesn't mean you can't live life". Thats not what I mean. When you are a mom you don't think about what is going on on Friday or Saturday night like when you were childless, you think about "What am I going to feed my kids tonight" or "Will I actually get to sleep in past 8:30 a.m.?"

When Luke told me he was going to visit me for a whole week I forgot that same weekend was Easter weekend. Now, my kids are 1 and 3 and really don't care about the whole ordeal, they do care about getting the candy. I went out last Saturday night with my friend and got very intoxicated, which I NEVER do, so church and finding hidden Easter eggs was not in my vocabulary come the next day. My mom had an explosive fit. Now, I know that when my sister and I grew up we always had Easter but that was my mom, she was always like that. I find myself doing things that change the history of my childhood and I don't see anything wrong with that. My kids still got their chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, ect but I didn't hide eggs. I'm sure they will appreciate doing those things next year and the ones that come after. I may sound a bit selfish this year but I don't get to do things I want to do, thats what a mom is all about, your family comes first. Well sue me that I wanted it this way at this time.

But enough of my ranting. I need to get some things done but wanted to update on my blog since the last one was from a week or so ago. Hope everyone had a great Easter!

Monday, April 6, 2009

MM-Lady Gaga

This song makes me wanna shake my groove thang and it gets me pumped up to work out and sweat.

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Honey, whats for dinner?

Never fails. Every evening hubby comes home, takes off his boots, throws them on the floor, strips down to his ACU bottoms and goes "honey, what are we having for dinner?"

Now, I cook pretty much every night, when I don't the frozen pizza comes out and in the oven. I want to share with you my favorite sites that I use when I need some culinary inspiration:

1) Recipezaar. Anything, I mean ANYTHING you need is in this site right here. I was out of buttermilk and there is a recipe for that (1 cup milk plus 3 Tbs. vinegar, let sit 15 min..simple!)

2) Jenn Cooks. My favorite food blogger. Her pictures make me hungry and her recipes are divine!

3) Not really a site but my cookbook bible:

You can never go wrong with Miss Rachael Ray!

I actually made a few things out of this cookbook. Tonight I made inside out turkey bacon cheeseburgers and oven was soo good!

I also have a new recipe swapper thanks to Meg's recipe swapper exchange. I love my swapper, she is so awesome and really sweet!

I hope these ideas get your mind at ease. I have decided that the last week of the month that I would look up new recipes, write them down and have a second list for groceries of the items I don't have. It saves so much time because I am bad at having 2 bottles of ketchup in the back of my pantry(which in reality I do because I thought we were out!) and a million boxes of cereal...well I can't help that due to having 2 kids on WIC (Thank God for that program!). I try and stick to my list when I go shopping but the sales about kill me. I try to avoid it unless I really do need it ( I need cake mix and frosting for 75 cents each?)

Friday, April 3, 2009

My baby boy is getting bigger before my eyes!

So little man is officially potty trained, well, pee trained on the potty that is. I still can't get him to poop in the toilet, he still goes in his underwear. I beg and plead for him to tell me when he has to poop. He has pooped twice in the potty but that was it.

Well, anyway, he got a Leapster for being a big boy these past 2 weeks going pee. I still put diapers on him at bedtime though, he doesn't like the goodnites but thats okay, if I can just go through a box a month with just Ladybug and then him at bedtime I should save some money. I would really like to train Ladybug but I'm just happy that little man is trained. She will be 2 in July so maybe I will start then, or at least try to.

Well, that has been my life lately, not too exciting. I don't write too personal stuff on here, I leave that to my myspace blog. Once my life is in order the way I'd like it I will share more on a more personal level.

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