Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Adventures in Dating a Married Man.....

There is no point in trying to hide it....I'm dating a married man.

Now don't get your panties in a bunch.  He's married to me. 

  Every chance we get to be alone we take it.  Those chances are few and far between....thanks to our three kids. 

We planned a nice end of summer backyard picnic one Friday night while the littles were with their cousins and the oldest was at the school football game. 
We sat down maybe 10 minutes before our oldest got home.  Her plans changed....and so did ours. :) 

So, the three of us sat outside and enjoyed our little picnic.  And when I say the three of us I'm talking about my oldest, me and the dog.  My Rock ended up falling asleep on the couch.  He is an old married man afterall.  :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mommy tales....

  The Time My Little Rock made Coke shoot outta my nose
So we play the "name the movie" game ALL the time.  I seriously mean ALL the time.  We watch movies A LOT! We have all the movie channels thanks to My Rock and AT&T U-Verse! Holla!!! Best thing to ever happen to me...you figure out which of the two I'm talking about. ;o)  So these last few weeks the kids have gone through quite a bit of movies using the free on demand feature. So some new quotes have been popping up here and there and making me realize I need to filter a little better what the girls are letting the boy watch.  But today there was a gem.  As I'm driving to Wally Mart I hear the following quote from the third row in the Nana Bus  
"You know exactly who this is. You came into my house, you touched my child, You think your crazy? I'll show you crazy. Just try me, beep" (yes beep!!) I couldn't help it....I cracked up.  What the heck was my son doing quoting that movie?  My innocent, loving little boy.  10 points if you can name the movie. :D 

The time I thought my heart would burst with pride.
Everyone calls B my mini me.  I don't see it...but I'll take it, it's a HUGE compliment to me.  When I look at the beautiful little girl my heart is so full of love and pride.  She is the most caring and loving little girl and I am so very lucky to be her Mommy.  Yes I know I'm biased...but you just have to know her to love her.  B has been wanting to cut her hair for quite some time, but has been putting it off.  She decided she wanted to wait until it was long enough to donate to Locks of Love.  It was finally time and we went to Rico's on 3rd (HOLLA!!!) and Ms. Raquel helped us donate 12 inches to a cause. 

Here is my B before

 and here she is after
 I couldn't be more proud of that little brat.  I swear just when I think she couldn't make me prouder she goes and pulls this out of her hat.  I cried.  I don't know if it was because I miss the hair, or because I'm so proud of her or because she no longer looks like a little girl. :(  She's my little lady.  

The time my heart hurt
In 2 short days I will be putting my babies on a plane headed halfway across the United States.  They will be gone for 17 days. 17 freakin' DAYS!!!  What am I going to do?? I've been acting all happy and excited.  But inside my heart hurts each time I think about being away from them. I can't let them know how sad I am because they will feel bad and not want to go.  They are going to visit my dear sister in Nebraska.  When you think about it, it really is pretty silly that my kids are headed there instead of the other way around.  Wouldn't you think that the kids from Nebraska would want to head to San Diego for the summer?  Silly kids.  Anywho, the deal started because my niece had this great once in a lifetime opportunity to intern for Disney.  She was moving to SoCal for 5 months and my sister was a mess over it.  I told her it was high time she got her arse back to the best coast anyways.  She didn't go for it.  So I said "Send me yours and I'll send you mine".  Well she took me seriously and now my kids are heading out.  
And my niece....well she ended up passing on the internship.  Why I outta..... 

The time I was up until 4:00 in the moring writing a blog 
that's right now and I'm not proof reading it.  Good night!  

p.s. The quote from my last post was from Dirty Dancing! HELLO!!!! When Neil comes looking for Penny.

Monday, June 7, 2010

"She's on a break...she needed a break!"

If you guess the movie correct I will add you to my list of people I owe gifts to when I finally hit the lotto. :D

I have missed my blog world! I know I've said I would get better at blogging regularly but I must say....I really needed this time away from the computer.  

I'm not going to announce "I'M BAAAACCCKKK" cause I'm really not.  I'm just stopping by for a visit.  To say hello and hope you haven't forgotten about me! I'll be back soon with a real post.  A Hump Day Happy perhaps?  I love those! 

and I love you all!!!!




Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mail bag....

Dear SoCal girls, 
You are either hot or you are cold.  You can't be both.  Well...not at your age at least.  If you have shorts on do not wear Uggs.  Do not wear a flimsy cami with a scarf either.  It's stupid and so are you. 

Captain of the "Oh Hex no she isn't not wearing that" Task Force

Dear college soccer/football/track athletes, 
Yes I do clean my pool myself on the daily.  Yes it is a coincidence that it is always when you are out on the field working out.  Mind your own... and take off your shirts once in a while....I'd hate for you to have heat stroke.

Cougar in training

Dear Pool man, 
Can you be a dear and park a few houses up from mine so that people don't realize that I have no reason to be in my backyard "cleaning my pool"?  Thanks love! 

Cougar in Training, again

Dear Jr. High/High School kids that hang out by MY Subway, 
I'm sorry that you are rude and horribly disrespectful.  It's too bad you had to learn the hard way not to mess with me or my Mama.  The point is you learned something.  I straight checked your punk a$$! If it happens again I won't be as nice.
The Regulator

Dear Earth,
I get it...we pissed you off.  Your point has been made, enough is enough.  Please stop shaking.

Seasick on solid ground

Dear safety patrol punks,
I see you daily on the corner...you must get it from your mama.  Yeah that was mean....doesn't feel to good does it?  My son likes to run.  So once he crosses the street I let him run from the corner to our house.  Is it really that funny?  He may win a gold medal one day....you will be obese and miserable on your couch.  Be mean to my boy one more time and you will suffer the wrath. 

A VERY protective Mama bear

Dear all my old safety patrol buddies,
The put down in the letter above does not apply to us.  Just to punk brats who are super mean to adorable 1st graders.

1992 Captain of the Safety Patrol

Dear Lovely Blog Readers,
I'm sorry I suck at blogging and commenting.  Who knew that I'd be even more busy now that I don't have a 9-5?  Sometimes I miss my government job that allowed me 5 hours of my day to blog surf, facebook stalk and play farmville.  I will do my best to get around to commenting at least once a week. Deal?

Busier than a one armed....

Dear Glee,
I've waited for you for so long...please don't disappoint! That is all. 

Future Mrs. Shu II

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Shake, rattle and roll....

Easter was wonderful.  The family was all over at our house for delicious food, swimming and egg hunting.  It was a beautiful day.  Up until the shaking started.  The 7.2 magnitude Earthquake was centered about 114 miles from my house.  It felt a whole lot closer.  Within minutes my well trained children were under the kitchen table with their backs to the windows.  They even brought Buster in from the backyard.  I wish I had a picture of the 7 kids and 1 dog crammed under the table in their Sunday best.  It's funny now...when it was happening it was a little scary because we didn't know how bad it would get. 

The rest of the day was filled with aftershocks and I was nauseous from all the swaying.  It felt a little like being on a boat.  The waves in the pool were pretty cool though.  Wish I would have videotaped it.  
Monday morning there was an aftershock at about 4:15am that was strong enough to wake me up.  Last night eating dinner another strong one...then another strong one at bed time just to remind us.  They just keep coming and I'm over it. :D 

Here is a picture to give you a little bit of an idea how much shaking is going on. 


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!!

Isn't it hilarious that Twilight stuff is EVERYWHERE?  Even on an Easter greeting.  It made me giggle and I hope you did as well.  

This season of Lent seemed to have just flown by.  I kept all my Lenten promises and I will continue to live with the changes I have made in my life.  However, since it's been a VERY long time since an ice cold Coca Cola Classic has touched my lips....today after Mass I will be going to 7-11 and getting me a Big Gulp! Woohoo!!! :D  

Have a wonderful Easter everyone! 

Monday, March 29, 2010

Insomnia at it's finest

It's 2:40 in the morning and I can't sleep. What better time than now to test out writing a post from my iphone? I've already facebook stalked everyone who is interesting. I've caught up on all I missed on Twitter...well kinda. I haven't been very loyal to my Twitter so I'm pretty sure I've been forgotten by most. I'm not even on any cool lists anymore. :( anywhoodle posting this random nonsense reminds me of when Jake did a post from Sanders iphone....except since it's all out now that they aren't who they had claimed to be I wonder if he was just bored one night like me. So he made his post a whole lot more infesting than my ramblings. However, he was quite truthful when he said he couldn't proofread his post, it is quite difficult and I honestly don't feel like making the effort. :D

Random thoughts:

My kids are on vacation. We all lived through week one. One more to go...pray for us.

I have a huge bruise on my thigh. It's 2x3 and purple and disgusting. I was gonna post a picture...but then that would mean my thunder thighs would be on the internets for the world to see. Um yeah no.

I want Vanessa's banana pancakes in my belly right this second.

I probably lost anyone who was reading this post in the first sentence.

Should I be offended by people calling the MBP guys old when it turns out we're the same age? Haha. I wonder if I'd be a 4 on their scale since I'm chunky but funky? Actually I don't care.

I want to go to Disneyland. I want to have breakfast with the characters again. My niece just got an internship there. I'm so happy that she will be a Cali girl again for 5 months. She'll only be 1.5 hours away. Yippee!!!

I'm still not tired. :( I guess I'll watch some TV and clean up my DVR a bit.

Have a great week!!!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hump Day Happies.....

Don't judge.  I have a new addiction. 

I know what you're thinking....Bingo is for old ladies.  You are right.  When we are there we are surrounded by old ladies....and old men.  It's great times.  We hang out, have coffee and a great breakfast for $5 and play Bingo for 2 hours.  Every once in a while one of us yells "BINGO" and walks away with $300 in cold hard cash and dirty looks from all the peeps around us who were 1 or 2 numbers away.  It's great times I tell you.  But you have to go with a fun group.  It makes all the difference.  

The funny part is we've made it a habit of going on Wednesdays which is 'Seniors Day' because my mom gets a free donut and orange juice.  They call us "girls".  When we come in they say to my mom "Hey honey...you brought your girls today, Hi girls!".  Sure beats going to the supermarket and being called ma'am.  :D

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The things I've learned...

I have officially been a stay at home mom, or SAHM if you will, for about 3 months.  I've learned a few things during this time....

1.  The days go by WAY faster when you aren't stuck at a job you hate. Time just flies and I never get it all done.  I mean look at how long it takes me to do a new post.  There still isn't enough time in my day to do it all.  I don't think there ever will be.  

2.  A house with 3 kids, 2 adults and 1 dog will never be clean.  It will never be a "showcase".  By the time I get everything cleaned up and put in order it's time for me to pick up the kids from school and then the tornado hits. I don't want to be the mom that is constantly making her kids clean up.  But we're getting better.  We're now at the 'won't be too embarrassed if company stops by stage.' ;) 

3.  10.5 years and 3 kids really messes up my dish and towel sets.  When we were first married everything matched.  All the towels looked nice and even folded in the linen closet and all my dishes matched up nice in the cupboard.  Now I don't think we have two towels that match each other so the stack of folded towels is always mismatched looking.  We have a crap load of plates but don't have more than 4 that match each other.  Don't even get me started on silverware.  ha! 

4.  I can't motivate myself to lose weight.  Even when I look at the photos of me and I get sad that it's gotten this bad.  I've let myself go.  :(   It makes me sad that I can't seem to do what I have to to get this weight off.  I walked/jogged the golf course a couple days each week, but I need to make it a habit.  I know this. 

5. I have a mean left hook.  An old friend of the family who is a trainer offered to train us girls at boxing.  There are 4 of us who go together every Friday.  Each time we go we get a little more comfortable with the process (and a little more sore from working so hard).  Last week he had us work on some combos...jabs, uppercuts, hooks.  None of this meant anything to me a few weeks ago, now it gets me all pumped up.  I love boxing.  LOVE IT!!! 

6.  Wood floors = endless sweeping and dusting.  For serious.  I guess with carpet I never noticed cause it was hidden and that grosses me out too.  I am way tired of cleaning though.  I also noticed that my hair falls out a lot.  In my bedroom there is a crazy amount of my hair on the floor when I sweep in there.  It's kinda scary...am I going to be bald?  

7.  My kids are awesome.  I didn't just learn this from being home.  I've known this for quite some time.  :D  But being home with them allows me to see that awesomeness in action.  Their teachers have nothing but great things to say about them.  They have lots of friends and the right kind of friends.  They work hard at school and do their very best in their sports.  I couldn't be more proud of them.       
8.  We won't be able to afford me staying home for long.  That makes me sad.  But the more and more I look at the savings account dwindling...the more I know I need to get back out there.  I went on my first interview a few weeks ago.  I didn't get the job and I wasn't sad.  But unless I find a way to make some money from home I'm going to have to head back to the work force soon.  We had said that I would only stay home a few months....but I was hoping to win the lotto or something. :D     

9.  You can't win the lotto if you don't buy tickets. DOH! :D  

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm a "winner"....

I won a raffle today.  A big important raffle.  A raffle a bunch of us entered, wished each other luck on and crossed our fingers that we wouldn't win.  I won a spot as a chaperone on B's classroom's overnight field trip aboard the Star of India.  

It's a beautiful ship and a great experience.  I would be okay with it if I wasn't such a wuss.  Seriously.  I am fine with no make-up, no bed, sleeping on a wooden deck floor, waking up at 5:30am.  I can handle it. However, I am an active watcher of Ghost Hunters.  I saw the episode they did.  The creepy voice saying "Get off my ship!". AH!!!  I mean there is a group that hosts ghost hunting trips on this boat.  Again, like I said, I'm a wuss.  I do not like things that go bump in the night.  I don't like hearing noises and not being able to shake the hubs awake and make him go check it out.  

B is super excited that I'll be on the ship with her.  So I'll tough it out for my baby girl.  I'll be super mommy and we'll have a great time.  But just so you all know...I might pee my pants if I see/hear anything scary...and I will totes blame it on one of the kids. :D

Monday, February 22, 2010

It's a thin line....

  The line between love and hate is super thin....when it comes to my iphone.  I have loved it more often than I have hated it.  

However....today it froze.

  There was no quick reset this time.  We had to do a full on re-boot.  Being the lazy busy lady that I am, I hadn't backed my phone up in about 3 months.  So I lost over 1,000 pictures.  No lies.  1,000 ya'll!  What the heck?  How did I manage to take that many pictures?  I have no clue.  But they are gone.  Alls of thems.  Including my fun food tutorial pictures I took cause I was too lazy busy to get out the real camera.  So I am sorry that I made a promise and didn't keep it.  :(  
To cheer you up from what I am sure is complete and total devastation head over to It's a Love Story where the absolutely adorable Alexa Mae is having a giveaway.  I love me a good giveaway.  I don't ever win mind you...but it won't stop me from trying!! :D


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hump Day Happies.....

Today marks the beginning of the Lenten season.  I love Lent....it sounds weird but I really do look forward to it every year.  This year I'm not only giving something up, but I am adding something as well.  In addition to the Lenten promise I have made, I will work to make sure my children understand the true purpose of giving something up for Lent.  It's not about walking around exclaiming to all who will listen what you have "given up". Lent is about conversion, turning our lives more completely over to Christ and his way of life.   
So today I am happy because I started the day in Mass with my mother and sister.  Today I was reminded how blessed we are.  

Have a wonderful Wednesday!        

Monday, February 15, 2010

Red lips are for floozies...

So I thought I'd do a tutorial where I show you how I wear my red lips with pride! :D

So red lips are tricky.  A red that looks good on me...may not look good on you and vice versa.  You need to try many a red to find the one that is right for you.  You may even have to mix and match a few to find the right one.  But red lips are classic. 

Since red lips are pretty BAM in your face all on their own...it's important that you go neutral with the rest of the stuff on your face.  You don't want to look like a clown.  

Here is how I rock the red:

I was going out after this so I had my dry hair up in some velcro rollers.  In the time it took for me to take all the pics my hair did itself. :D  Anyways...start with a naked face (lies I have my foundation on.)

For a lasting effect I add cream blush to my face first (Here I used uncommon by MAC)

Then I add a neutral blush in the hallow of my cheek. 

(Tenderling by MAC) *Tenderling is my MOST FAVORITE blush (can you tell by how little I have left?). Just about anyone can rock tenderling.  

Then, because I wanted a little pin-up vibe, I added a brighter pick to just the apples of my cheeks (Pink Swoon MAC) Then I blended it all with my 187 brush...and didn't take a picture of the blending action. :(

My eyebrows suck...so I have to shape them thin...then draw them in where there are gaps.  First I brush them all in the same direction, then I use a light brown shadow that is lighter than my hair color.
Then I use an angled brush to fill in my gaps.  I used the MAC 266 brush.  It was the first brush I ever bought at MAC. Best investment eva. 

Here I colored in just the left one so you can see the difference. 

*****I wasn't going to do a whole face tut so I jumped around...then decided to go for it so sorry that I did my lips first...and my eyeliner before shadow.  Yeah I suck.   For the record my lipstick is ALWAYS last.  I put on some chapstick before I start so that my lips are well hydrated by the time I add color.*****

On to the ojos (eyes) *free spanish lesson for the day.

So I lined my eyes using BlackTracks Fluid Line by MAC...I used a flat brush this time but usually I use a small angle brush...I think it's the 262.   

****Another note....I use about 90% MAC stuff.  I get a discount for being a make-up artist so it is usually cheaper then anything else*****

  I start in the corner (and pull my eye lid a little to make it easier to apply)  don't try to make one continuous line when you are first learning.  It won't ever be straight.  I suggest using the flat brush, laying it directly on top of your lashes and just touching it to your lid.  Then move over a bit and repeat all the way across your eye lid staying close to your lash line. 

I then line right along my bottom lashes to about the middle of my eye.  not too heavy.

I use my smudge brush to well...smudge the line a little.  So it doesn't look too harsh.  Remember I want my LIPS to be the focal point. 
All smudged.  I think...my pictures confuse me.  I think there are a few I forgot to take along the way. SORRY!! 

Time to Curl the lashes.  There are so many tricks out there.  I keep it simple and just curl them.  Place the curler as close to the lash line as possible and do a test squeeze.  If you don't have skin pinched in there squeeze hard and hold for about 10 seconds.  

Here I jumped to lips....don't ask me why. 

With your lip pencil ( I used Brick by MAC), start at the middle of your top lip and work out.  PLEASE stay within your natural lip line.  DON'T try and make your lips look bigger...you'll just look dumb and I'll make fun of you. Sad but true. 

Because red tends to "bleed" (gets in all the lines and smears itself) you need to line your entire lip with the pencil.  Color it all in like it is lipstick and not lip liner.
Then add your favorite red lippie.  I used Racy by MAC. Again start at the middle on top, then do your bottom lip....again be careful to stay in the lines. 

I think added a little Dazzleglass to give it a little more pop.

 I used to go Matte all the time.  Now I use gloss 98% of the time.  I love me some gloss.  

Here is when I realized I skipped Mascara cause I was soooo excited about my red lips.  

Add a coat to each eye....then go back and add one more coat to each.  Lightly coat the bottom lashes.  Don't go crazy.  You DON'T want spider eyes!! 

Then I decided to add a little neutral shadow...

 I used Bisque (MAC) I love Bisque.  It's my go to for neutral.

I applied it from the brow bone down to a little below my crease. 

Then cause it was there....I added a little golden cream shadow on my lid to my crease.  I borrowed this from my oldest daughter....I was showing her how to apply it so I threw it in my tutorial.  :D

The camera really washes out the colors.  Just trust that it was there. :D

 That was it for the face.  Woohoo!! I did some pics for the hair....I'll work on that tomorrow I'm DONE! :D  

 I took a roller out to show you how it looks. I love my rollers.

Here I am....ready for my Flix with the Chix night!  

Hope you enjoyed my first tutorial.  What did you think?   Next time I'll do a smokey eye.  Browns? Plums? What do you wanna see?

Oh and I have a taco tutorial too!! :D  

p.s. Once again I didn't proof read this post. Get used to it! :)

p.p.s Can someone make me a cool button? Pretty Please?? With sugar on the bottom and a cherry on top?  I'll pay you in hugs.  I'm a hugger!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hump Day Happies.....

First of all it's Hump Day and I get to say Hump Day over and over.  I love it!

My sister is home from the hospital and doing great.  She is sore and in some pain...but it was worth it. The doctor said everything looks good.  Looks like we were 2 steps ahead of the cancer so it can kiss our ass.

LOST is back! I'm happy, I'm sad...I'm happy.  This is the last and final season.  I'm quite happy that I may get the answers to the 3,683 questions I have from watching all these years.  I'm sure there will be about 397 new questions before I get any actual answers.  Juliet is dead. again. So sad.  But Sayid is alive. Happy Hump Day indeed.   Last nights epi...UGH! What is going on?  Give me answers biatches!
Oh and I was quoted/linked by the fabulous Lula  Almost famous. :D
I have new posts in the works.  I miss you all too much so I'm working on bringing some shenanigans your way.  I'm doing 2 short tutorials.  I took all the pictures now I just have to put it all together. That's the hard part, but I will Get'r done! :D  

p.s. I didn't proofread this sorry! Time for my walk!! :D

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Far and Away....

I've been gone.  I miss all the blogs.  I miss MY blog.

I still love you all.  Really I do.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hump Day Happies...

I have been MIA and I am sorry!! My home computer SUCKS!  Each time I try and do a post it freezes and I have ZERO patience! Z to the 0. (no patience for e and r) ha! 

RANDOM post again!! 

Okay so I couldn't miss my VERY first HUMP DAY of 2010!! 

So what made me Happy today?

1.  I went to Bingo with Mi Mama, My sister and My Bestie.  We are all jobless....for various reasons so we made a day of it.  We were the highlight of the Bingo Hall.  Seriously, the bingo caller told us so.  Of course we were the only ones there under 80...Senior Wednesdays.  who knew. :D

2. I sat on my computer and saw that My Rock had been looking at this:


Please Lord let it happen!  I would figure out a way to make that baby make me some $$. :D

3. My TWIN wrote me a love letter.  Or a letter of Love.  Or...well I gots a letter!! whoop whoop!! Check it out here. Love you TWIN!! 

That's all for tonight cause I is TIRED! I promise when/if I get a MAC I will do a VLOG. Whoop whoop! Everyone pray!!