About me...

A husband & Two kids + School part-time + ADD= Good material.
I'm basically June Cleaver after two martinis with a sharp wit and a fondness for sparkly things, shoes and poker.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Better Homes &.....Medications?

Oh, the joy of having ADD. I really wish I could be on medication, but not until I'm done breastfeeding. So until then, I have to live with the little occurrences like the one today while making Ian's lunch. And hey, I've been thinking about adding recipes to my blog once in a while anyway, so here ya go.

Jessica's ADD Grilled Cheese
You will need the following:
- 2 slices of bread
- 1 slice of cheese (American, Swiss, Muenster....whatever appeals to you)
- Spray margarine (I like it because it's fat-free and doesn't tear the hell out of the bread)
-Skillet & spatula
-Various diversions (nothing elaborate...it doesn't take much)

- Spray your margarine on each piece of bread
- Place on heated skillet w/ cheese in between
- Cook for 2-3 minut......
- OMG....Ian is waving out the window to the Mexican guys in our front yard spreading mulch & they are making faces at him. Too funny- I have to put that as my FB status!!!
- Go to computer, update FB status
- I'd better update Twitter as well....some people don't read both.
- And I should send the grandparents an e-mail too, because none of them are very FB or Twitter savvy, but they love hearing this kind of stuff.
- Oh....and while I'm thinking about it, the DVR didn't record The Sopranos yesterday- I need to check to see if it's going to record today.
- (Scrolling thru list of recorded shows) Man, we have like 40 episodes of Friends. HAH...I love the one at the beach when Chandler has to pee on Monica after she gets stung by a jellyfish!
- (Back to computer) Ok...one of my FB friends has taken a pic of himself at the dentist with the Nitrous Oxide mask on before getting his wisdom teeth out. He looks like Hannibal Lechter, so I obligingly ask him when will the lambs stop screaming...
- Oooh...I have 16 new Tweets on Twitter....scroll, scroll, scroll....nothing extremely funny or important...
- Sniff, sniff, sniff....what is that smell?? ACK!!!! The grilled cheese!!!! I'm sorry....I tried everything, but it just couldn't be saved.
- Start the process over, and will yourself not to leave the immediate stove area until the sandwich is finished and on a plate:)

Welcome to the inside of my head...it's unorganized & hard to navigate, but it's never boring!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Insert catchy blog title here...

I know I said I was going to try and update my blog every week, but seriously- I had a dry spell where nothing really interesting was going on & I just couldn't force myself to conjure up random topics.

Family Stuff~
Well, we've had some snow in the Louisville area, to say the least! It was pretty at first, but that only lasted a day or two before I was ready for it to go away. The first batch hadn't even melted yet and we got dumped on again for another 7 inches of white mess.... With two small children, it's hard to get them out of the house in regular weather by myself, so when it's like this, forget it! Poor Ian loves to go in the car, so he's had a bit of cabin fever. Every time I put on a sweatshirt or shoes he says (with a hopeful look on his face) "We go bye-bye????".

We did make a trip up to my mom's house in Indy for the Super Bowl in between snow storms. Aside from the actual game, it was a good time! My brother & his girlfriend came over with my niece Hailey. She's ten & Ian loves to play with her. She's a good sport about it & chases him all over while he's laughing hysterically. My mom's weiner dog, Frankie, loves the kids. He's a busybody and is always trying to lick Audra's face. Luckily, his breath isn't nearly as gross as the older dog, Lucy, who mostly keeps to herself unless you have food:)

The kids are great, as always! Ian is talking all the time and is using more phrases now. He repeats stuff from the tv and things he hears us say. Last night, Audra spit up all over me and I said "Sheeeesh!!". Two seconds later, Ian is walking around saying "Sheesh. Sheesh." I'm glad I didn't say something bad;) And yay for Ian- he knows ALL of his letters by sight now! He still gets Q and O confused sometimes, but he's definitely soaking this stuff up! Audra is too cute for words- she is a happy girl, unless she's hungry. She smiles all the time and started laughing a lot this week- I found her good tickle spots:) She loves her big brother and is interested in anything he is doing. Before he goes to bed, he says "Night night, Sissy". So cute!

Winter Olympics~
The Olympics started last Friday- I've watched a little bit of it. The winter sports just don't interest me as much as some of the summer ones. I despise hockey, some of the skiing events are ok, luge is kinda cool, and I can tolerate speed skating. I used to love watching figure skating when I was a kid, but it doesn't really do anything for me now...I mean, girly men in sequins & spandex....blah. Andy is really into watching the curling- probably because it involves a lot a planning and analysis- not my thing, but it's right up his alley! It's basically "Actuaries on Ice".

Issue with the Swimsuit Issue~
Speaking of sports, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue came this week. I don't really have a problem with it- it's pretty tastefully done, nothing vulgar or trashy. I mean, I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't want to look like one of those girls, except I'd eat a cheeseburger once in a while:) But what struck me as funny is that on each page, up in the corner, they have the name of the designer and price of the bathing suit. As in "Ralph Lauren, $425". I'm just picturing some 45 year old dude with a beer gut eating a bag of Cheetos thinking, "Mmmmm mmmm mmmm, that Dolce & Gabbana sure can do some fine beadwork. And that contrast stitching is to die for!".
Also, are there any reputable straight guys who can tell the difference between a $450 Ralph Lauren bathing suit and the one I saw at Target last week for $24.99???? I don't think so.

Weekly Favorites
  • Website: www.farmersonly.com -We saw this on the news the other night. It's a dating site for "people of rural pursuasion". No, I'm not kidding. Really.
  • Quote: "Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is." Doyle Brunson, The Godfather of Poker
  • Random Funny: Watching the women's downhill finals. Glad Lindsey Vonn won, but it was really funny when the woman from France fell down right after taking off. I would think that staying up on your feet for more than three seconds would be one of the first things you learn in downhill skiing school.
  • Eye Roll Moment: The Who's Super Bowl halftime show. Do I really need to elaborate on well-over-their-prime men in tight pants who don't sound good now, and really never did to begin with? I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing Pete Townsend's belly.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

This week's stuff...

Today, Audra is 3 months old:) Time really does fly- she is growing like crazy and is the cutest little girl ever! She's a happy girl & smiles or giggles whenever we talk to her. She is fascinated by Ian and just watches him with wide eyes. Although, she doesn't yet know she's supposed to be mad when he takes her stuff.

Speaking of Ian, he is now 21-months and his rate of learning continues to amaze me every day. We've been working on his letters for a few weeks now, and he recognizes about 10 of them by sight & even knows what sound they make. Yesterday at Meijer, he saw the "m" and said "M. Mama". He knows the basic colors & pointed to a case of grape soda and said "purple". He knows his body parts & learns about 2-3 new words per day. Phrases are coming along too- he says "we go bye-bye" and "go night-night". I work with him a lot during the day, but I try to keep it fun so it doesn't seem like a chore to him & he seems to enjoy it. He loves it when I clap for him & make a big deal out of it when he gets something right:) I was never a confident kid, but I want to make sure mine are so I am constantly praising accomplishments, big or small. Now, if I could just get him to obey "no" on a regular basis....

Other big news this week- The Colts are going to the Super Bowl again! It's always great to see your hometown team do well, especially when members of another hometown team always seem to be getting arrested for gun-related incidents...I haven't cared about the Pacers or the NBA since the Reggie Miller days. Go Colts- bring Indy another trophy!!! Here is Peyton's monologue from SNL a few years ago...very funny!

WOOOHOOOOO....and speaking of the Super Bowl, I just went out to get the mail, and the New Orleans Saints are on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated. Not sounding good for them...I'm not sure of the exact stats, but well, you know.

With the NFL season coming to an end, I always have to brace myself for Andy's "winter depression" with football over and baseball not starting until April. Luckily, he'll have the Winter Olympics for a couple of weeks to distract him. He is quite stoked about the 24-hour Curling channel. I know, I know....don't get me started on that.

The Weekly Favorites:
  • Quote: "Satan exaggerates your importance. The Spirit minimizes it." Unknown
  • Website: www.stumbleupon.com
  • Moment of disbelief: The well-over-65 woman at Meijer yesterday who had on tight brown leather pants and 3-inch heels.
  • Kid moment: Ian was watching The Wiggles the other day and tried to imitate Irish step dancing. Mamo Kathy was SO proud:)
  • Eye Roll: Tim Tebow & his heroic mother getting dissed by feminists.
  • Random funny: Me having to explain to my mom what a blog is. Love ya mom:)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Well, here we go!

I've never done a blog before. I don't consider myself a good "writer" of long-winded creative stories, per se, but I'm very good at blurting out witty randomness. So........random thoughts, ideas, opinions and observations are pretty much what this blog is going to consist of:) I may even post the occasional rant about some sort of petty injustice:)

Just for discipline's sake, I'm going to try to post at least once per week, or maybe more often if something interesting happens.