Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thankful Thursday (My Mini Me)

I was a young mom.  I know I don't do everything right, I think that's impossible...I think that what is right for one kid, might not be right for the next.  We're all different and that's great. It's what makes the world interesting.  Sometimes though I sit here and think "I really hope I'm not screwing my kids up for life."  That's normal right? 

I saw this e-card on Facebook and laughed out loud. Yes, I LOL’d. This is my life. There are times where I’ll reprimand my daughter for something and she’ll say “what would you have done?” Then I stand there with a dumb look on my face. Touché.

I have what many of our friends and family call a “mini-me” but she is so much more than that. She is the very best parts of me….all the good and…well, yes some of the bad too. She has my temper and although it’s been known to get me in trouble sometimes she is much better at controlling it then I have ever been. She is strong willed but not to a fault. I don’t ever have to worry about her getting taken advantage of. She has her own voice and she knows how to use it. She will stand up for herself and others if she needs to. She has my sense of humor, that not everyone gets. She works hard for what she wants. She understands, even at 13, that the best things in life are earned. She’s not always nice, but she isn’t ever hurtful. She may never be Homecoming Queen but Miss Congeniality…maybe. :)

My B turned 13 last Friday.  I still can't believe I have a teenager.  I am so very thankful for this little girl who came into our lives at the most perfect moment. This precious gift who, during the worst time in my life, gave me something to hold on to.  I love you B!

Until next time.....ADIOS!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hey, It's Okay!!

Hey, It's okay to join in on the fun and do it's a Hey, It's okay post! :)
Thanks to the Whispering Writer for the idea!

To still not have a regualr posting schedule.  My time management is still a work in progress.  I'll get there!
To have quit my part time job.  I was only there for 3 months but with my extended hours here at my day job and all the kids activities I was a grouch from lack of sleep.  I would leave the house at 7am and wouldn't get home until 11:30pm most nights.  No bueno.  The money wasn't that good!
To have let my 18 year old move out.  It's been a week and she's already hinting that she would like to come back.  Tough love is hard on everyone but I think it's important. 
To have pinned a million Thanksgiving center piece ideas and know that I'll complete about ZERO of them.  I just love Thanksgiving!!!  I'm more excited about that then Christmas!
To be beyond excited that this week at work is the only full work week of the month.  After this week I get two 3-DAY work weeks in a row then a 4 day work week.  I love this new job!!! :)
Until next time..........

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thankful Thursday - Being Busy....

I hear it all the time "you are so busy!" or "doesn't all the running around drive you crazy?" 

I am thankful for being busy.  Thankful that I squeeze everything I can into my days so that I get the most out of them. 

I am thankful that I don't miss a thing in my kids lives.  That I've found the balance between being a mommy and working on my career. 

I am thankful that I am busy LIVING my life. 

So yes, I am busy...all the time.  No, it doesn't drive me crazy.  I enjoy my busy life and I couldn't be more thankful!   

Until next time....


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hey, It's okay!

Hey, It's okay to join in on the fun and do it's a Hey, It's okay post! :)

Thanks to the Whispering Writer for the idea!

Hey it's okay.....

To have taken a hiatus from blogging.  Working two jobs, being a mom and wife all caught up to me.  The blog had to fall to the back burner again.

To have had to use this handy link to figure out who I was going to vote for
There are things I like/hate with each candidate and it's a tough decision for me.  The website has a quiz that helps. 

To be super excited about the Pretty Little Liars Halloween special that's on tonight.  I started watching the show because of my daughters and now I'm hooked.   

To be seriously pissed that I have to work tonight at hob numbero dos tonight so I have to wait to watch PPL after I get home at 10:30. BOOOOOO!!!!!

To have taken over a month to adjust to my new schedule at work.  It's a 9/80 so I work 9 hours a day and have everyother Friday off.  I love it but 9 hour days take some getting used to.  

To not promise that I will be back to a regular schedule of posting.  Because I really don't know.....I do still read blogs though. :D

Until next time......


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hump Day Happies the new job.

I'm sure you are tired of hearing about it.  The new job.  I started on Monday and so far it's....ok.  It's still awkard learning all the new systems and the new personalities.  I really miss my old work friends.  Like REALLY miss.  I'm sure in time I'll get used to this new group and the work flow will start and I won't even have time to think.  I hope it makes the day go by quicker because right now they seem to drag out. 

This week I am riding the trolley into work as downtown parking is EXPENSIVE.  It's $120 a month to park in our building.  My employer will pay half and I will be responsible for the other $60.  Not too bad.  The Trolley is $20 a week and it drops me off right behind my work building.  If there weren't so many weirdos I might stick to riding the trolley on the daily.  People watching at it's finest.  Yesterday my heart was warmed by this kid who kept giving up his seat for any woman who got on the trolley at different stops. You RARELY see that these days. 

There is a 7-11 in my building at work.  I love 7-11.  This will both be good and bad.  On Monday they gave away free coffee....we still don't know why, but we all got one! :)  If I bring my refill cup the coffee is only $.85, I can handle that.  It's staying away from the snacks that I need to work on!  

I'm thinking I'll be able to quit the second job now that I'll be working longer hours and making more money.  I'm giving it one more week and then we'll see.  I was trying to get Gina hired there before I quit but I don't know if that will happen. 

Sorry for the rambles today....I'm hoping to get a regular posting schedule done at home.  Wish me luck!

Until next time...........ADIOS!!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hump Day Happies....Be Happy!!

Quick post today because I'm crazy busy preparing for my new job! WOOHOO!!! 

I've made the commitment to wake up every morning and be happy.  Sure shitty things happen.  They happen a whole lot more than I would like.  But what is being a bitch and crybaby about it gonna do other then make me and those around me miserable?    Nuthin' honey! 

So I am choosing to be happy.  Not just on Hump Day....but EVERYDAY.  Because who wants to live their life being unhappy? and who wants to be around an unhappy person?  Not this guy.    

So get out there and be happy!

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not our circumstances.
                     ~Martha Washington    

Happy Hump Day!!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hey! It's Okay....

Hey, It's okay to join in on the fun and do it's a Hey, It's okay post! :)
Thanks to the Whispering Writer for the idea!


To have had a little breakdown yesterday.  Sometimes I get tired of being an employee, wife, mom, sister, daughter.  Sometimes my boss, husband, kids, sister and mother all drive me crazy on the same damn day, not to mention Aunt Flo is due to visit any day now.  I just had to let it out. :)  I feel better now. 

To hate having to go in for my yearly exam at the doctors.  I have my appointment tonight and I really don't want to go.  Awkwardly making small talk as you're on your back all exposed.  I can't even think about it. 

To be completely unmotivated at work.  It's my last week here before I start the new gig!  There is a pile of work still on my desk to get through but all I can think about is my shiny new building. 

To be a little nervous about starting my new job.  It's like the first day at a new school.  Will I have friends? Will my new boss be as nice as my old one? Who will I eat lunch with? What if they don't get my jokes? ahhh!!! 

To be sooo happy I have a new little baby to play with....but get to hand back to her parents when I'm tired and ready to go to bed. :)  I love me some babies but I also love that I'm done with that part of my life.  

Until next time.....


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hump Day Happies...New Job

I got the job!!!  I'm so excited, happy, nervous....relieved!!  

I'll be doing the same type of work I do now at a new company.  It's a little closer to my house, benefits are SWEET, and I'll be making more moola!  


This morning I went in for my pre-employment physical and drug screen.  I called late yesterday to schedule it and took the first available appointment.  I was NOT prepared.  I didn't shave my legs, my toes looked like i the only one that gets done up for doctors appointments?  the doc didn't notice.  he was in and out in no time.  

As for me....I had to sit there another 20 minutes because for the life of me I could NOT pee!!  I drank 2 1/2 bottles of water.  That's 1250ml of H20.  All they needed was 50ml and I couldn't do it.  FINALLY I went and squeezed out just enough...barely.   

I was so embarrassed.  I just can't pee on demand.  I'm weird like that.  



Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Sorry I have been MIA this week.  It's been cray.  My emotional day of Friday didn't get any better.  

Having a baby really hurts.  I know that.  Been there, done that.  But seeing it from the other side just brings it all into perspective.  It was really hard seeing my best friend in so much pain and knowing there was nothing I could do to help.  Now I know how my poor husband felt all those years ago.  

Me and my bestie at her baby shower.  I am standing on the stairs so I can look as tall as her.  She has 7 inches on me. :S

At 2:13am after 13 hours of labor my best friend gave birth to Ms. Sophia who weighed in at 9 pounds 2 ounces.  Besides her parents, I was the first person to hold her. <3 font="font">

Please keep in mind it was 3:45am in this picture. :)

My friend kept saying that she was in a lot of pain and it didn't feel like the other times (This was baby #4...crazy right? lol) and she was right.  The next day (ok 6 hours later) things got even worse.  She was losing a lot of blood and had to be taken to the OR.  It was a scary time for us all. I won't go into all the details but with surgery, a blood transfusion and tons of prayers she came out ok.  After 5 days in the hospital she is now home with the baby and resting.

I spent everyday at the hospital helping my friend where I could so I haven't had much time for anything else.  Now that she is home I can breathe a sigh of relief! :D  God is Good!! 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Emotional kinda day....

It's not yet noon and I've cried twice already.  I'm not sure what is going on with me but it's pretty annoying.

I cry when I'm sad, when I'm mad and when I'm happy.  I cry a lot sometimes.  

The second set of tears are for a good reason.  My Bestie is on the way to the hospital to give birth to little Sophia Rose.  I'm so excited!!!  I'm going to visit her on my lunch break, then head back to work for a little while, then head straight back to the hospital after work.  He shortest labor was 10 hours so I should be good.  :)  

Please say a prayer for my Bestie and Ms. Sophia!! 

Until next time....ADIOS!!! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hump Day Happies...Life update

I love Wednesday.  Hump Day. I mean who doesn’t like a good Hump?
What makes you happy today??  We all know what makes us unhappy right?  People tend to focus too much on the negative so for one day let’s just focus on the Happies!

Gina started her new job yesterday.  She is a lifeguard at the local water park.  It’s only for a couple more months but it’s something to get her going.  Earning her own money will be good for her.  She’s got a lot to learn about the real world and we were just about ready to help her learn the hard way. Tough love is tough. 

I interviewed last week with a new company and it went freakin’ great!! They called me yesterday to come in for a second interview with the manager.  I’m stoked.  Any and all prayers will be appreciated. When I get this new job (Faith forward thinking) I will be able to quit my second job.  Woohoo!! 
Did I mention I got a second job?  I did.  I’m crazy.  Straight out of my mind. Insane in the membrane.  It’s not much but it adds up to an extra $320-$400 a month.  My plan is to use that money to build our cushion back up that I depleted when I was living it up as a Real housewife of San Diego unemployed. 

My Bee finally got what she has been longing for.  She is now on the All-Star cheer team she has been begging to try-out for.  I put it off for a year (or two) because it’s so damn expensive.  But I made her a deal, throw your back handspring on your own and you can join.  She had until June 30th to do it and on the last day of tumbling class the little brat did it. Good thing I got that second job.

The kids have been back in school for a week.  My son has the same teacher this year that he had in 1st grade.  This is his first year without his big sister there with him….not that they hung out or anything but it was just comforting knowing she was there.  Bee has moved on to Middle School.  So far so good.  Yesterday she was issued her brand spanking new ipad.  Yes, ipad.  They gave all incoming 7th graders ipads in place of textbooks.  All class and home work will be completed using the ipad.  Technology is cray.   

Until next time……Adios!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Manic Monday....

Do you ever have thos days where you wanna punch everyone who walks into your office in the neck?      No??      Guess it's just me then.  

This weekend was a bust because so much dang ish went wrong.  But it's ok because there was still a whole bunch of stuff that went right!  For each piece of bad news I've received, I prayed.  Those prayers were answered in a way that only God can.  God is Good!! 

I know that bad things happen for a reason and sometimes it's super hard to see what the reason is.  But seriously folks....HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING!!!

We've started a new habit of going to Sea World on Friday about 8:30 or 9:00 at night.  Yes we are crazies.  But we are able to park in the front row, ride the new Manta roller coaster at least 3 times, enjoy our popcorn, soda and cotton candy refills for $5.78.  Heller, How ya dern?

After Sea World we drove over to my secret spot to do some Grunion Hunting. Going to the beach at midnight in the summer to see the Grunion run is one of my most favorite memories.  It's a rite of passage for any SoCal kid.  

This is a Grunion.  

They come up on shore to make babies.  Then we ruin the mood by catching them.  My kids just wanted to hold it...then we threw it back in.  Other people keep them to use as bait.  Some eat them, kinda gross. We also narrowly missed stepping on a baby sting ray that washed up on the beach.  Gina used her flip flops to scoop it back into the water.  Her good deed for the day.  

Today is the start of our hectic football season.  Practice 4 days a week for my little man....and school starts back on Wednesday.  Yes ALREADY!! Woohoo!!! 


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hump Day Happies - Anniversary

This Saturday is our “boyfriend/girlfriend anniversary”.  We don’t usually celebrate it…we just acknowledge the day…unless it happens to land on a Saturday and our actual wedding anniversary is on a lame Tuesday. 

Saturday will be 15 years of “exclusiveness” and Tuesday will be 13 years of Wedded Bliss so we’ll be heading out to dinner and maybe a movie….we party hard.    

You know the saying “Time flies when you’re having fun”?  Well it’s true.  Some years have just flown by…others not so much. LOL!!

But seriously, it hasn’t all been easy (I mean even in the notebook they had their challenges) but who wants easy?? Easy is boring.

Here are the things that I’m happy about today:

That I picked a good one! A reeaaalllyyyy good one! He is a great provider for our family, a loving and crazy supportive husband and father.

That he is more than just my baby Daddy.  He takes an active role in raising our kids.   We’re a team…a sexy kick ass team!  He cheers just as loud at our son’s football games as he does at our daughters dance recitals or cheer competitions. 

That he STILL opens doors for me and has taught our son to do the same. It’s just the cutest thing.  When it’s just me and the girls I always joke that I don’t know how to get out of the car if no one opens my door.   

That he sends me random text messages throughout the day and they aren’t always appropriate and it cracks me up. 

That through all these years we’re growing together and not apart.  

That this list could go on and on but I’ll stop the cheesiness here and leave you with one of my most favorite quotes on love:

“Stop comparing your love story with those you see in movies.  They’re written by scriptwriters, yours is written by God.” -unknown 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hump Day Happies...Family Shenanigans

I have a Love/Hate relationship with my husbands employer.  One of the things I hate is that my husband works most Saturdays so I spend a lot of time being a "single mom" or at least it feels that was sometimes. (mad props to single moms cause that ish is hard!)

Once a month my husband has a Saturday off and if we're REALLY lucky we have NO plans! No parties, no football/baseball games, no cheer competition, no dance performance. It's GREAT and we make the most of it!! This past Saturday was one of those days and it was BEAUTIFUL in Sunny Diego!!! 

We spent the whole day together despite the migraine that tried to kill me.  I won suckah!!!! 

We started off with a hike up Cowles Mountain.
Note to self....never go with them again.  I really thought I was going to throw up this time.  It was so damn hot and they were moving at warp speed. 
Don't let the smile fool you....I was crying inside. :) On the way down the mountain there was a girl who fell and hurt her ankle.  I felt really bad...there were people who were trying to help her, but I guess it just hurt too much because the fire fighters and paramedics arrived when we got to the bottom.  They had to go up there and help their full gear....and it was HOT yo! She was at least a mile up the mountain.  Poor them!  

After showers we got ready and headed to my favorite place...
Old Town San Diego. 
 There is so much to see and do here I never get tired of it. They have stagecoach days right now with tons of activities.  

If you're ever in town holla and we'll share one of these...
when I say share I'm talking about sharing the experience. 

After walking around and enjoying the sights we headed home to get refreshed (and take a 30 minute nap to beat the migraine).  

We decided to end the night at the movies so we made a dash to 7-11 to pick up movie snacks. 

We went to see TED.  Yes I took my kids (and the brother in law) to see TED.  That's not even the worse part....I can't even tell you the worse part as least not until I know for sure I can't be arrested. 

What's making you happy on hump day??? 


Friday, July 6, 2012

F-It! It's Friday!!! Mid-Week Holiday

Yes I know I'm supposed to do my Fitness Challenge check in today....but like the post title says....F-it It's Friday!!! 

I've been bad at everything this week.  Eating, exercising, blogging.....the list could go on and on.  I blame it on a mid-week holiday.  I love me a holiday....but mid-week is no bueno.  I feel like I've had two Mondays in one week and Mondays suck yo! 

Speaking of the lovely town made the national news.....

We were supposed to have the best fire works this side of the Mississippi.  I think they were great even though they only lasted 33 seconds.  (soooo many inappropriate jokes I could make here....) 

I spent the day at home with the kiddos while Hubs was at work.  We BBQ'd that evening with my kids, and brother's-in-law.  It was great!! Steak, ribs, veggies, corn, watermelon, and of course Jello-poke cake! 
(hence my skipping the weigh in this week!)
Yes 3 million other people "Pinned" their own version on Wednesday!

We ended the night with a bonfire and s'mores in the backyard, then climbed up on the roof to watch all the different firework shows in our area. The swap meet had the best show by far! 
Yes 3 of the 5 people in this photo are on their phones....quality family time

I promise to work on being better at being awesome next week.  

Until then...ADIOS!!! 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fitness Friday Week 2 Link Up!

Anchors Aweigh

Week two of the Fitness Friday Link up.  Hosted by Shannon and Sean Marie

Week 1: - 0 lbs lost
Total lost since 6/22/12: 0 lbs

I ate better for 1 day.  That’s it. ONE f'ing day.  I didn’t go grocery shopping.  That is the main reason.  I can’t eat healthy if I haven’t yet bought healthy.  My goal this week is to take my a$$ to the damn store and buy good food!!

I’m using Shannon’s questions because I’m Lazy busy and they are good! 

How many times I took my lunch to work this week: 2 (Department lunches are killing me!!)
Lunch or Dinner out:  2 for lunch and 2 for dinner (I was too tired to cook last night and tonight is dinner with the girls after magic Mike!)
How many days I worked out: 3…well 4 if Saturday counts for 2 days cause that mountain was a BISH!
What work out I did: I hiked up Cowles Mountain with my Bee, Heather and the Diva on Saturday. Our at home mini work-outs with my Bee.
This week's triumph: I made it to the top of the mountain despite the heat and every fiber of my being telling me to quit!
What can I work on next week?: Making my lunches the night before!!!! Picking up healthy snacks to bring to work.  Menu planning!!!!!
Favorite meal or food this week: Watermelon with Tajin and lime.  LOVE.  LOVE. LOVE.  And I love that the seedless watermelons were on sale at Sprouts for $0.88 each.  Yes I bought 4.
Weigh In: I didn’t weigh myself before I started… I don’t feel I have really “started” yet.  I’ll be sure to weigh myself tonight.
Total Lost since 6/22/12: NADA!!! ZIP!! ZERROOOOOO!!!  (loser face)

Bee and I at the top of Cowles Mountain. It's not official until you touch the sign . :)

Ms. Bee                                    Me

 This is the view looking to the west.  Is is so beautiful up at the top. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

In need of some magic in my life...

This week has been a whirl wind.  (is that the saying?)  I’ve been crazy busy at home and at work. 

Here is my schedule for shiz and giggles….
5:45 Wake-up
Don’t ask about this gap…you don’t want to know. :D
6:10ish Get in Shower
6:30 hair, make-up, get dressed
7:00 Get in car and head to work
7:30 arrive at work (if SoCal traffic cooperates)
4:00 sing hallelujah and head home
4:30 arrive home and pick up Bee for tumbling, drive to tumbling
5:00-6:15 sit and chit chat/ read while Bee tumbles
6:45 arrive home from tumbling, immediately remove contacts and bra.
7:10 start dinner
9:00 wrap up dinner/pack my lunch for next day
Since it’s summer I have no homework to check, planners to sign, so I get to “relax” for 2 whole hours.  Here I try to squeeze in some Jullian Michaels’ or a walk or sex.  You know something to get my heart pumping. 
11:00pm Head to bed

So to say I am looking forward to the weekend is an understatement. :D 

Mostly I am looking forward to this:
Channing Tatum, Adam Rodriguez, AND Matthew McConaughey as STRIPPERS???? Holy hell!!  I may pass out!! 

My friends from High School and I get together on a monthly basis to have a girls night.  Tomorrow is that night.  We will wine, dine and enjoy some FINE!!  I can't wait!! 

Hasta Mañana!! ADIOS!!! 

Friday, June 22, 2012

F-It! It's Friday!! I can be Happy and Sad!

I dropped my baby boy off at the airport yesterday evening. :( He is off to visit my sister in Nebraska for a few days and then they are all headed to Lake Okoboji! He loves going to the lake with my sister and her family.  My brother in law, Gary, and my son are best buds.  Gary is in a house full of women for 351 days a year, so when my son visits they get to do "man stuff".  My  other sister, the one that lives here, flew with my Lil' Rock and her son to Kansas City, which is the closet airport to their small town.  I know he'll have a blast but I'm missing him something fierce!  Not to mention my hubs who now is stuck in a house full of chicks (on the same cycle) poor, poor him! :D
 I got this text from my sister last night when they landed.  He is sooo excited! 


I've joined another link-up.  YAY!!! I love all these link ups and the fantabulous bloggers I get to met in the process! 
This one is hosted by Shannon at Anchors Aweigh


I NEED to lose weight.  Like really need to lose weight.  Not like the skinny biatches that gained 5-10 pounds and can't fit into their size 2 jeans anymore.  (yes, I may be a little bitter)

I need to lose about 80 pounds.  Yes, you read that right...80 POUNDS! Yes, I do realize that is the weight of a 10 year old child. 

The hardest part is that I'm a "instant results" kind of person.  If I can't see instant results then it's not working and I give up.  Joining this link up, I'm hoping, will hold me accountable.  The only way I am going to do it is with hard work so I needs to get my ass in gear.  Wish me luck!!!

until next time.....ADIOS!!!  

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Real life soap operas

Do you remember when Soap Opera’s used to be so popular?  Everyone had their favorite.  General Hospital, As the World Turns, Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live, even Passions was popular for a blink of an eye.  It’s said that reality TV killed soap operas.  I’m here to tell you that is a lie.  Facebook did it.  With the candlestick.  In the library.

Why would you sit in front of your TV to watch fake made up drama when you can log into Facebook and see real life drama right before your eyes? I mean yes it’s irritating to see all those “gym” check-ins, we’ll just call those the commercials.   

Yesterday was one of those days.  I couldn’t believe the drama unfolding right before my eyes.  It was shocking at first, then funny, then sad, then back to shocking.  I know it’s not nice to be all up in someone else’s business…but hello!?!?! THEY put it out there for the WORLD to see.  (all posts have now been deleted, but that doesn’t mean screen shots sent via text to friends don’t still exist. Just sayin’)  I don’t think people realize that once it’s out there….it’s out.  There is no going back and pretending it didn’t happen. 

The saddest part about all that happened is that their kid got involved.  It always breaks my heart when kids are in the middle of their parents’ drama.  Part of me thinks the posts that were coming from the “kid” are really written by the mom.  I don’t know what’s worse.  Either way, it was bad all around.
In a nut shell, the dad cheated on the mom with her friend.  The kid put a picture of the “friend” on FB and told everyone she was a home wrecker and lots of other colorful descriptive words.  Lots of comments were made on the kids post by adults.  It was a hot mess.

I still don’t understand why people feel the need to put ALL their drama on Facebook?  Why would you pretend to be your child and post non-sense? Or worse yet, why would you not monitor what your child puts on facebook?  The world may never know…unless of course you put it on Facebook. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Spicy Father's Day

I love to watch cooking shows.  I’ve made an actual recipe from a cooking show maybe twice :(   Yesterday I tried my hand at another one and it came out pretty good.  I’ll be making these again.

We went to a Father’s Day pool Party at my Bestest Friends house.  There was going to be some macho Dads there who like their food like they like their women….HOT! :)

My first attempt at Stuffed Jalapenos Wrapped in Bacon

First I rinsed off the jalapenos and put them directly on the grill.  You’ll have to flip them a few times to make sure they get cooked on all sides.

While those are charring on the grill I mixed up the stuffing.  You can use whatever suits you, but I went with cheese.  I mixed Mozzarella with a pinch of salt, pepper and a little bit of oregano.  I don’t ever really measure stuff out when I cook.  Weird I know.

 Once the jalapenos were all charred up I made a slit up the middle and a small one at the top (like a small T) to make it easier to remove the seeds (which are what make a jalapeno HOTTER).  I used a small spoon to scrape all the seeds out.

Then I stuffed them generously with the cheese mix.  They get wrapped up so don’t worry about over filling. 

Then I wrapped them up in bacon.  In hindsight I would have wrapped them tighter and used 1 and ½ pieces of bacon per bite.  I forget how bacon shrivels up when in cooks. 

 Then I put them back on the grill.  A lot of them caught fire and there was cheese coming out of some of them.  I really think wrapping tighter is the key.

They smelled delicious!! Once they cooled a little bit I cut them in half to make them more like poppers.  They were spicy!!! The half that were closer to the stem were the hottest.  Maybe I missed some seeds.  Oopsie! 

 They were a HIT!! The Dads loved them and so did everyone else.  
Let me know if you try these!


Friday, June 15, 2012

F-It! It's Friday! (e-card edition)

It's Friday!! My desk looks like it's a Monday.  So today I'll leave you with e-cards that cracked me up this week.  ENJOY!!! 

This is so very true in my life.  But just wait until I get my new updated versions.  haha!! 

I couldn't have explained it better! 

This week especially.  

I have someone who wears this to work.  
I want to print this out and leave it on their desk. LOL

Seriously, how do you NOT know? 

I seriously look at their total travel time and I'm like...
"bet I can cut that in half!"

This weeks winner: 



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hump Day Happies (adventures of dating a married man)

I love Wednesday.  Hump Day. I mean who doesn’t like a good Hump?
What makes you happy today??  We all know what makes us unhappy right?  People tend to focus too much on the negative so for one day let’s just focus on the Happies!

I went on a date with My Rock.  It’s nice to hang out without the kids once and awhile.  We don’t have a structured routine.  No “every other Friday we HAVE to go on a date” cause then it’s more of an obligation rather than a fun night out once in a while.  Plus it’s cute when he calls me on the phone and acts like he’s really nervous to ask me out.  I love that man!  

We went to our favorite pizza place.  It’s legendary in our town. When we go with our kids we usually sit in the new “café” addition where we spend $50 on game cards so they can play arcade games all night.  This time we sat at the bar spent that $$ on DRANKS! :)

I had 4 of these. 
It’s called a “michelada” they are quite popular in our neck of the woods.  It’s made with lime juice, salt, ice and beer (Pacifico or Corona work best IMHO).  That’s it.  There are different versions of this drink.  One popular way is to add Clamato.  It’s like a beer bloody mary.  I prefer just lime, salt and ice. 
I’m easy.  

Then a couple of buttery nipples. 
These are so damn good.  Butterscotch schnapps and Bailey’s?  Yes please!! 

 If we are going to be friends you need to know how to take a shot.  You gotta tilt your head back and finish it in one SHOT.  That’s why it’s called a "shot" and not a "sip on this".  Just sayin'

Eventually we ordered one of these and it was freakin' amazing as always
We also had had some hot wings and fried calamari before we started drinking to "lay the base" if you will. :) 

The chick that sat next to us was amazed by my purse hook.  
I mean really?  Who hasn’t seen these before? They are $5 at Ross go buy 20 cause they disappear all the time.

So what made me happy this week?? My Rock, pizza, beer, and hooks.