Who are these kids and why are they calling me mom?

Sometimes you just have to put on your big girl panties and deal with it

Tagged :) August 15, 2008

Filed under: Meme — Steph @ 11:40 am

I love getting tagged because it means I don’t have to come up with something to write!  🙂

Slacker-Mommy tagged me so here you go:

A. Attached or single? Married almost 8 years
B. Best friend? Terra
C. Cake or pie? Cake
D. Day of choice? Saturday
E. Essential item? Ice tea
F. Favorite color? Purple
G. Gummy bears or worms? Worms
H. Hometown? Gillette, WY
I. Indulgence? Pedicures, books, bubble baths (all 3 in one day = Heaven for me)
J. January or July? January
K. Kids? 2
L. Life isn’t complete without? My kids
M. Marriage date? October 7th
N. Number of brothers & sisters? Brother, 2 years younger
O. Oranges or apples? Apples

P. Phobias? Spiders and germs <blech>

Q. Quotes?  “In the end we will conserve only what we love.  We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” ~Baba Dioum

R. Reasons to smile? Kittens playing, kids playing outside just being free, unexpected expressions of affection from my kids and hubby
S. Season of choice? Spring
T. Tag seven peeps! Not sure I know 7 bloggers so I might have to tag random blogs I’ve read before! I’ll put them at the bottom.
U. Unknown fact about me? I hate laundry.  Not sure if I’ve mentioned that before here, but I loathe it.
V. Vegetable? Corn on the cob
W. Worst habits? Nail chewing
X. X-ray or ultrasound? Ummm… LOL  People have a favorite??
Y. Your favorite food? Tacos
Z. Zodiac sign? Cancer

I tag:

1. Closed Door Open Window

2. Terra (sorry!!)

3. Nicole (sorry again!!)

4. 5 Minutes for Mom

5. Queen of the Mayhem

6. Dirty Laundry

7. A Bun’s Life

(Some of these people I read faithfully but haven’t ever commented on so if you’re weirded out, sorry!  I am horrible at commenting)


Tagged August 1, 2008

Filed under: Meme — Steph @ 6:55 pm

I was tagged by Terra which is a good thing since I have absolutely nothing to write about…

Four random things I like about my husband:
1. He’s fairly laid back and tends to take things a lot less seriously than I do which has a calming effect on me
2. He works extremely hard to provide for us
3. He puts a ton of thought in to any gift or gesture.  Last Christmas he bought me a Claddagh ring.  I’d always wanted one and he knew that, but rather than just go buy any old Claddagh, he found a store in Ireland that would ship and bought me the most authentic Claddagh ring possible.
4. Even if he hates something he’ll tolerate it if I like it.  No matter how much he hates it he’ll go along with it to make me happy.

Four jobs I have had:
1. Cashier
2. Desk Clerk
3. F&I and Office Manager
4. Mom

Four movies I have watched more than once:
1. The Lost Boys
2. Up Close & Personal (and I cry every single time)
3. As Good as it Gets
4. High School Musical <sigh>

Four TV shows I watch:
1. The Unit
2. One Tree Hill (Nic says I’m a teeny bopper at heart)
3. Lost
4. Boston Legal

Four places I have been:
1. San Francisco, CA
2. Modesto, CA
3. Montrose, CO
4. Las Vegas, NV

Four people who email me regularly:
1. My Mom
2. My Grandma
3. Joe’s Mom
4. Joe

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Tacos
2. Chicken Salad
3. Banana Nut Muffins
4. Butterscotch Milkshakes

Four places I would like to visit:
1. Queensland Zoo, specifically Tiger Island
2. Italy
3. Florida
4. South Carolina

Four things I am looking forward to in the coming year:
1. School starting 🙂
2. My grandma moving to Gillette (I hope, I hope)
3. A new roof on my house
4. New flooring in my basement

Four People I tag:
1. Nicole
2. Slacker Mommy

Anyone else who wants to, I think most of the bloggers I read already did it!  🙂


Just for fun… October 2, 2007

Filed under: Meme — Steph @ 3:29 pm

You Are Somewhat Like Your Mom

Believe it or not, you and your mom are pretty darn similar.
It may not seem like it at times, but you and your mom have a lot of common ground.
Over time, you’ll probably get closer … especially if you emphasize the things you like about each other.

SCARY!!! What’s more scary is my BFF got the exact same result on hers! LOL


Wordless Wednesday – #11 June 13, 2007

Filed under: Meme — Steph @ 9:47 pm


Tackle it Tuesday – #11 June 12, 2007

Filed under: Meme — Steph @ 8:17 pm

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I had to take a couple of weeks off from Tackle it Tuesday because things have been kind of crazy here with the end of school! This week’s tackle is going to take ALL week if the weather keeps up. It rained all day so I didn’t get much of anything accomplished on it. Anyway, my tackle for this week is my flower beds and tree wells. The weeds and grass are taking over and I usually have it all prettied up by now, but it’s been tough to find the time this Summer so far. It’s either raining (we haven’t had rain like this in YEARS) or I’m running around with the kids. I did manage to spray the weeds in the yard this evening after it quit raining. It’s supposed to be nicer tomorrow and the rest of the week so hopefully I’ll have it done by next week’s post!! Here are a few pictures of my mess…

The pots are also on my agenda for the week but we have Relay for Life this weekend so I have to squeeze in what I can before then!


I was Tagged… June 6, 2007

Filed under: Meme — Steph @ 1:29 pm

I got tagged for “8 random things about me”

I stole the rules from Terra cuz I’m too lazy to type them out…

The object of the game is to blog “8 Random Facts About Myself”. Here are the rules:

1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

I’m not sure who I have to tag since the blogs I read are busy blogs but I’ll try!

Anyhow, on to the random facts about boring old me…

1. I am OCD I hate clutter and disorder but I’m also a chronic depressive so when things get out of order I pull the covers up over my head and ignore it. Not a good combination!!

2. I like yard work, my hubby and I fight over who will mow the yard because we both enjoy it. This year I haven’t spent much time outside yet because it’s been raining and icky, but I am itching to get out there. I could do without pooper scooper duty but I like yard work.

3. I like to draw wild life to my yard. I have about 10 bird feeders and have lots of cool birds in my yard, Robins, all colors of Finch including yellow, blue, and red, Turtle Doves, Sparrows, etc… I also have two squirrel feeders on my fence and I love to have my coffee on the back deck in the Summer and watch the squirrels and birds. Lately we have bunnies all over the place so my neighbor and I are both putting some hay out for them and they’re eating our hedges that we hate so it works out well!

4. I live in sweats and t-shirts. I only put on real clothes if I’m going out and then I change as soon as I get home. I would rather be comfy than stylish.

5. I like to read People and US Magazine. I read the online versions every day.

6. I am an avid fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (the TV shows) I never missed an episode of either and have all episodes and all seasons on DVD. When I’m folding laundry I like to break them out and watch my favorites or start all over from the beginning. I’m not ashamed to admit it. David Boreanaz is my dream man, he’s just amazingly hunky!

7. I love our weather this time of year which probably qualifies me for the looney bin. Today we had 8 tornadoes touch down in various areas, all on the outskirts of town but it was intense. Rarely do we get anything major in town but we do get wicked thunderstorms with hail, lightening, and wind. I just LOVE to watch them, not so keen on the damage they can cause but I love to watch the clouds and weather move in. Mother Nature at its best, it’s just amazing. We’ll have severe afternoon thunderstorms from now until August so it’s an every day thing and we have had a couple really damaging storms move through, but for the most part they’re just amazing forces of nature.

8. I will be 30 in less than a month. I used to think 30 was older than dirt, now 50 looks very young!

I tag anyone who wants to participate. I truly don’t think I read 8 blogs that would have time to participate so if you want to do this, please consider yourself tagged!


A quiz… May 1, 2007

Filed under: Meme,Quiz — Steph @ 8:06 pm

Snappy titles are not coming to me so it’s a quiz! :o) I stole it from my friend Nicole cuz I love to do these things!

1. Where were you 3 hours ago?
Soccer fields

2. Who are you in love with?
My husband and my kids

3. Have you ever eaten a crayon?
Not that I know of

4. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
Elizabeth’s quilt and her bunny from Easter at a glance, there are probably a couple more pink toys in her basket

5. When was the last time you went to the mall?
February, we don’t have one here so we went to Billings, MT

6. Are you wearing socks right now?
Yup, pink Nike socks cuz we had soccer tonight and it’s a hike from the parking lot to the car, gotta wear tennie runners for that

7. Do you have a car worth over $2,000?

8. When was the last time you drove out of town?
I think the hockey tournament in February

9. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
No, I haven’t been in ages but apparently we MUST go Friday to see Spider Man 3 or Joey’s head might explode

10. What was the last thing you had to drink?

11. What are you wearing right now?
Sweats and a Wheel-A-Thon t-shirt (it’s a hedgehog thing)

12. Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?
I usually do the drive through car wash where the machines wash it and some kids do a crappy dry job on it, if the weather’s nice I wash it myself

13. Last food that you ate?
A grilled cheese sandwich on sourdough bread and a side salad at Village Inn

14. Where were you last week at this time?
Probably right here in my recliner with my lap top

15. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
No, I haven’t bought any for myself in over a year

16. When is the last time you flossed?
This morning

17. What’s the last television show you watched?
The Unit

18. What is your favorite animal?
Domestic – cats/Wild – tigers

20. What is your dream vacation?
Tiger island at the Queensland Zoo in Queensland Australia

21. Last person’s home you were in?
My neighbor’s when I took her a roast

22. Worst injury you ever had?
I cut my wrist on a chicken coop window when I was 12 and it cut all of the nerves and tendons and some of the bone, I missed the artery somehow but that’s about all I missed. It took 5 hours worth of surgery in Denver to repair and I’ve had 4 more surgeries on it since then.

23. Do you miss anyone right now?
I miss my friend Nicole, my friend Cory, my friend Peggy, my friend Terra, and my grandma, e-mails and phone calls are not enough!

24. Last play you saw?
Absolutely no clue, it’s been a long while since I’ve seen a play, we live in BFE

25. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
I have no clue??!! My charming personality?

26. What are your plans for tonight?
I had a doctor’s appointment followed by soccer followed by a quick dinner at Village Inn with my mom and MIL followed by Joey’s homework and his bedtime battle and now finally peace and quiet in my recliner with Joey’s cat on my chest and my dog on my feet.

27. Next trip you are going to take?
I have to go to Rapid City, SD to ship hedgehogs on Sunday so we’re making a fun day out of it and my mom and MIL are coming along and we’re going to the mall to shop for some clothes for Elizabeth and Summer clothes for Joey

28. Ever go to camp?
Yup, church camp

29. Were you an honor roll student in school?
Yes my sophomore year, after that I slacked off big time

30. What do you want to know about the future?
I don’t really know, I think to know my future might be a bit scary, I don’t want to know what’s going to happen I don’t think. If there was one thing it would probably be: will I get to have another baby? I would really love one more baby.

31. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?

32. Are you due sometime soon for a doctor’s visit?
I had one today

33. Where is your mother?
She lives here in Gillette, she’s at home right now with an ice pack on her hip probably watching Law and Order

34. Do you have a tan?
Not yet

35. What are you listening to right now?
My son’s cat yowl because she’s in heat and we didn’t get her spayed fast enough and the other cat purring in my ear since she’s laying on my chest.

36. Do you collect anything?
Yup, I collect hedgehog goodies and Mary’s Moo Moo’s and I sometimes pick up stuffed bears, I like some of the Boyd’s collections and I love to make bears at Build-A-Bear, the last one I made was a Cat In the Hat for their special thing for his birthday.

37. Who is the biggest liar you know?
I don’t know, right this second probably my son, he’s in to the “story telling” phase

38. Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over?
When I was 18

39. What is a weird exotic food that you like?
I’m not very adventurous when it comes to food so I can’t really think of one that would shock anyone.

40. Do you like hot sauce?

41. Last time you took a shower?
This morning

42. Sesame Street character you most identify with?
I don’t know, I never really watched Sesame Street nor did Joey

43. Do you need to do laundry?
Always, I loathe laundry so it’s always piled up in some way or another

44. What is your heritage?
I don’t really know, German is about all I’ve ever heard mentioned

45. Are you rich?
Not in a monetary sense, no