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I’m feeling loved this week! I’ve been tagged again–and again! :-) First by Colin at Life for the “Knowing Me, Knowing You” meme–go say hi to this great guy! And then by Ash at Paisley Goddess for the “Refrigerator” dare meme–take a minute to visit her and let her know I sent ya!


Copy this entire list of questions and change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then tag and pass it along to other blogging friends. Let’s see how well we can get to know one another!

1. What is your occupation? At the moment, I refer to myself as a “Domestic Goddess”.

2. What color are your socks right now? White (and I’m only wearing them because it’s Winter and I’m freezing!).

3. What are you listening to right now? My computer (it’s loud) and the washing machine (refer to #1).

4. What was the last thing that you ate? If I could remember, I’d tell ya.

5. Can you drive a stick shift? Yes. (You didn’t ask if I can do it well though.)

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? That’s easy, purple.

7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My friend/sister, Vicki. :-)

8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? He’s freaking AWESOME!

9. Favorite drink? #1: Coffee; #2: Diet Pepsi.

10. What is your favorite sport to watch? Naked male mud wrestling (this should produce some interesting Google searches, eh?). That is a sport, right?

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? A time or two… ;-)

12. Pets? Yes. Oh, did you want to know what? Well, I think you all know Madison!

13. Favorite food? Pasta, I could eat it every damn day.

14. Last movie you watched? “Maid in Manhattan”.

15. Favorite Day of the year? Any day that doesn’t involve a crapload of stress or bull$hit!

16. What do you do to vent anger? Write. Cry. Or both.

17. What was your favorite toy as a child? See #4.

18. What is your favorite, fall or spring? Spring. New life, Spring Cleaning… @@

19. Hugs or kisses? Depends who they’re from!

20. What kind of pie? Don’t really like pie. But I can make ‘em pretty good!

21. Do you want your friends to email you back? No. I so thoroughly enjoy writing emails so they can be ignored. Don’t you?

22. Who is most likely to respond? Me, myself or I.

23. Who is least likely to respond? Jimmy Hoffa.

24. Living arrangements? My guess is that my living was arranged by my parents? Am I close? ;-)

25. When was the last time you cried? Last night when T told me I had to finish my dinner in order to get dessert. I’ll have the same tantrum again tonight.

26. What is on the floor of your closet? How long have you got?

27. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to? Haven’t decided who I’m going to torture tag just yet.

28. The friend you have known the shortest amount of time that you are sending this to? That’s easy–Paisley Goddess!

29. Favorite smell? My man, fresh from the shower! Mmm!

30. What inspires you? My insatiable desire to be Root, biotch! (Just for you, T!)

31. What are you afraid of? Bugs. But T found a cool way to help with that, a Bug Sucker! (It’s on my birthday wish list!)

32. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? I love to be cheesy!

33. Favorite car? My Oldsmobile Intrigue. It was black, cool looking and fast!

34. Favorite cat breed? The kind that says, “Meow.”

35. Number of keys on your key ring? 3? 4? 5?

36. How many years at your current job? I’ve been a “Domestic Goddess” since I was 18. Before that, I was in training.

37. Favorite day of the week? Friday. Goes back to the days of school and waiting for the weekend.

38. How many provinces have you lived in? Who me?

39. How many countries have you been to? Does the one I live in count?

I am going to tag:
Judy, Ash, Kelly and Jill.

As always, you do not have to participate, the choice is yours.

And now Ash’s Fridge Meme. The deal is you must post a photo of the front of your refrigerator without cleaning it off first! (Oh, joy!)


My friend Donna from Cold Coffee…and reruns posted the other day about a site that has become my absolute favorite hang out these days –cre8Buzz– and I thought it was a great idea! Please visit Donna and read her post on cre8Buzz, “Be seen… be heard… be found.”

is a social networking site that allows you to “be seen… be heard… be found” while having a helluva lot of fun! Like Donna, I have met some of the absolutely coolest people there–and discovered a plethora of excellent blogs!

Are you a member of cre8Buzz? If so, please visit my page and Donna’s and say hello! If you’re not, go check it out and see what you’ve been missing! Hope to see you soon!

In honor of my 100th post (Yay for Real World Mom!), I’ve decided to stick with tradition and write the “100 Things About Me” list.

100 Things I’ve Learned As A Mother

  1. Love knows no boundaries
  2. When you think you can’t possibly give any more, you do
  3. You’ve got to choose your battles
  4. I’m not much for defending myself, but don’t mess with my kids!
  5. I know what unconditional love is
  6. You learn to deal with boo-boos
  7. I have three boys
  8. How to deal with broken bones
  9. And stitches
  10. As well as bad dreams
  11. Bad report cards
  12. How not to puke when changing really gross diapers
  13. Morning sickness is temporary
  14. As is babyhood
  15. There’s nothing like the feeling you get when looking into your baby’s eyes and they’re looking back at you
  16. I’ve learned to trust my instincts
  17. Though I don’t always listen to them
  18. And I usually regret it
  19. You really can feel your heart swell with pride
  20. Seeing those first steps
  21. When they take off on that bike alone for the first time
  22. And your heart is in your throat
  23. But they fly!
  24. Good report cards
  25. Seeing them in a production at school (no matter how minor the part, they’re stars!)
  26. Coffee really is fuel
  27. I didn’t start drinking it until I was 21
  28. After child #2
  29. I needed serious fuel with him
  30. And even more with #3
  31. I believe in something I call “Second Child Syndrome”
  32. It seems one of the second child’s obligations to his or her parents is to drive them crazy
  33. And supply your gray hair
  34. And be really sweet and lovable–at just the right moments
  35. I remember a comedian once said, “God makes babies cute so you don’t kill ‘em”
  36. I think it was Gallagher (the comedian)
  37. I think he was right
  38. Sleep becomes a rare and much sought-after commodity
  39. Don’t plan on getting any until they’re teenagers
  40. And like to sleep late themselves
  41. But then you lie awake worrying about them anyway
  42. Who they’re friends are
  43. What they’re really doing when they’re not home
  44. Will they do the right things?
  45. Make the right choices?
  46. Will they be successful?
  47. Will my car come home in the same shape it left in?
  48. Is their new job interfering too much with school?
  49. Isn’t it time for them to be home by now?
  50. Labor is only the beginning of the pain you’ll go through as a Mom
  51. You’ll hurt every time one of your kids does
  52. It will devastate you to see them disappointed
  53. Or, worse yet, injured
  54. I am able to handle more than I think I can
  55. Son #2 had an accident in which he fractured his skull
  56. He was only 7
  57. I’ve never been so scared
  58. He was at a children’s hospital for three days
  59. The worst three days of my life
  60. I still thank God it wasn’t nearly as serious as it could have been
  61. I needed my Mom during that time too
  62. You don’t outgrow needing your Mom
  63. There is just never going to be enough time
  64. To do all that you want to do
  65. To see all that you want to see
  66. Or to say all that you want to say
  67. I have to do the best that I can
  68. You can never say “I love you” too much
  69. I don’t remember my parents saying it to me
  70. I make sure I say it to my children (and loved ones) at every opportunity
  71. My kids say “I love you”
  72. Even after four pregnancies and four kids, I still can’t handle puke
  73. Doing it
  74. Seeing someone do it
  75. Hearing anyone do it
  76. I did, however, get used to the sight of blood
  77. Son #2 got stitches twice
  78. Once in his head
  79. And once in his lip
  80. I told him the scar would look sexy one day
  81. He’s 18 now
  82. And it does!
  83. No, I don’t think my son is sexy
  84. But he is very handsome!
  85. Son #3 cut his hand pretty badly when he was two
  86. We got to skip the stitches on that one though
  87. Because we sat in the emergency room so long, it stopped bleeding
  88. We called his pediatrician from the ER, and he advised us how to care for it
  89. My daughter has broken both of her wrists
  90. Once when she fell off of a bike
  91. The other when she fell off of a skateboard
  92. Wheels can be dangerous
  93. Son #1 is now 20
  94. A year older than I was when I had him
  95. Son #2 is 18
  96. Son #3 is 16
  97. Daughter #1 (and only) will be 13 in just under a month
  98. I have been blessed with four beautiful children
  99. They are beautiful inside and out
  100. Nothing else I do in this lifetime will ever be as important as being their mother

Give Me 5 Monday

I just love this meme by Becca at BeccA’s Buzz! (It’s fun and I don’t have to think too hard on a Monday!)

The ‘Give Me Five’ Monday meme is designed to share fun information with each other in a simple, short list! Here’s how it works: Each week, I will put out a random topic from my list of topics and you share 5 answers of your choice on the given topic and link back here! You can add photos, links or stories or just a simple list of your own of 5 things that relate to the topic as it pertains to you and your life experiences. It doesn’t have to be in any order of importance unless otherwise specified.

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This week’s list: Give me 5 things to do during your favorite season of the year.

Summer is my absolute favorite season, and these are just some of the things I like to do:

1.) Go to the beach. I actually don’t spend a lot of time in the water. I prefer to lay/sit on the beach, with my eyes closed and just listen to the ocean. Actually, I like going anytime of the year since I only live about 10 minutes away! It’s great in the winter because there aren’t many people there. The photo below was taken about a year ago.


2.) Barbecue! Nothing like the taste of grilled…anything (well, almost)!

3.) Play in my gardens. Wow, that sounds pretty romantic, doesn’t it? Like I have a huge garden on the grounds? In reality, I have several small gardens/beds where I love to plant flowers. And watch the butterflies.

Butterfly and Flowers

4.) Get outside and take photos! When the weather is non-frigid, it’s fun to go places and see things and then try to capture those memories. (It’s probably nice at other times of the year too, but I’m a wimp and just don’t like the cold!)



5.) Sit out on my back patio, usually with Madison, and just chill or read. I find that extremely relaxing. (And Maddie sure does love to chill–even with a lobster on her head!)

Maddie with Lobster

And please don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for my 100th post!


Maria at Immoral Matriarch: Catechizer left this meme open for anyone, so I tagged myself!

Here are the instructions and my answers:

A) Each player answers the questions about themselves.

B) At the end of the post, the player then tags 2 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog. (But, like Maria, I’m not going to tag anyone, I’ll just leave it open to do if you want to.)

Ten years ago:
- it was February 1998
- I was selling PartyLite
- I was living on Walnut Street in Pennsylvania
- I was 10 years younger than I am now
- I had no idea what I was in for

Five things that were on my to-do list for today:
- laundry
- dishes
- try to keep up with my ever-expanding Google reader!
- change the sheets
- work on my new site

I enjoy:
- taking photos
- reading
- learning
- gardening
- blogging

What would I do if I suddenly became a millionaire:
- buy a car (don’t have a particular model in mind, just something that runs would work)
- put money away for the kids
- get T some really cool tech-type toys
- pay off the home of a family that’s like my own (I’d have to be real sneaky to get away with it)
- hire the meanest divorce lawyer I could find to kick the stbx’s ass!

Five jobs that I have had:
- jewelry sales
- auto parts delivery driver (high school)
- receptionist at a veterinary hospital
- Yankee Candle store manager
- front desk supervisor at a Gold’s Gym

Five things that people don’t know about me:
- I’m shy
- my favorite color is purple
- I love chocolate
- I am generally an optimistic person
- I believe that coffee is it’s own food group

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