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Busy, busy, busy!!

Oh, my! Today's busyness is going to rival none other! First, E. Dub has a dental appointment to get an abscessed tooth removed (oh fun), then I have some education at work prior to my working an evening shift tonight! My mom is coming with to help me get kids from point A to point B, then to point C or D.
Moms rock.
The blog posts that I have running rampant in my head are threatening to keep me up at night! Fun stuff, serious stuff, interesting stuff, photos galore, reviews (and giveaways!), BlogHer posts...it's crazy! And, actually, I think it will, indeed, keep me up tonight, when I get home from work!
But for now, I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Memorial Day Weekend (unless you don't live in the States, in which case, I hope you had a wonderful and safe non-holiday weekend!) and, I'll leave you with this:

Adios, have a great day!

Real Time...

In real time (unless, you know, you are reading this at 9:13 am, then it's not real anymore...) :)
I'm sitting here, in my bed, having just watched "Salt" (which I scratched my head and said "I'm confused" throughout most of), and anticipating the Memorial Day holiday tomorrow.
I'm not sure how many times I've said it here before, but I am SO grateful for our military, past and present, and their families. The sacrifices you ALL make (made) for us, for our freedom, for our ability to live the American Dream is so incredible, that I find myself at a loss for words to express my gratitude...
So, I will just say, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU. And God Bless you.
In further "real time" news, I'm tired, fighting off the plague that is causing the younger two of my children to bark like seals, and worrying about the forecast. With all the horrific storms in Missouri and, what feels like, the rest of America, when I see a forecast th…

Five Question Friday! 5/27/11

Warning...this may get goofy. Or, it may get extremely boring and mundane. I'm tired. It's late and my nose is stuffy.

I have no idea what that has to do with anything, but there it is.
In other news, I bought some bug repellent today. Again, I have no idea what that has to do with the price of rice in China. But there it is.
What IS the price of rice in China, anyway?
Okay, before I totally run out of steam and fall asleep, drooling on my keyboard, let's get this 5QF party started!
If you are new to Five Question Friday, WELCOME! I hope you enjoy yourself!
Rules for Five Question Friday (strictly enforced with a wet noodle): Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky to appear on Friday morning and LINK UP! Most of all, remember to...HAVE FUN!!
Questions for Friday, May 27th: (Special thanks to @msargirl, Christine, Kim, Pam, andMelis for their question suggestions! I would LOVE to link you in a future 5QF, just c'mon over…

Thursday Night 5QF Sneak Peek!!

Memorial Day weekend...the "unofficial" start of summer! Woo hoo!!

Any big plans this weekend? None set in stone here, but a whole lotta prospects, dinners, mall trips, an inaugural summer launch on the boat (my kids are already asking if they can swim...love and logic moment or just a plain old "NO! It's too cold!!", for this one?!)!
Let's get this party rollin'!
Reminder that this post is "just" the "sneak peek" post! The real post (with linky) will be up tomorrow morning!
Rules for Five Question Friday (strictly enforced with a wet noodle): Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky to appear on Friday morning and LINK UP! Most of all, remember to...HAVE FUN!!
Questions for Friday, May 27th: (Special thanks to @msargirl, Christine, Kim, Pam, and Melis for their question suggestions! I would LOVE to link you in a future 5QF, just c'mon over to my community and offer up your best q…

Why kids aren't allowed to gamble.

So, the other day, it dawned on me why people have to be 18 to gamble.
It's got nothin' to do with maturity...here, lemme show you:

50/50 odds and 99% of the time they get it wrong.

They're Baaaaaccccckkkkkk!!!!

bbbbzzzzzzzzz...BBBBBBBZZZZZZZZ...BBBBBBBBBZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!

SMACK!!! SMACK!! SAH-MACK!!!!!!

After enjoying days of endless, bug-free sunshine, it appears as though the Minnesota State Bird is back in full force.
Please pass the DEET.


Note to Self.

Yo, Self, listen up.
Effective immediately, I am putting a ban on all this munching, snacking, seconds, eatingwhateveryouwant business. Your love handles are begging me.
Your saddle bags are pleading with me to do something about you and your stuffing your pie hole problem.
I am taking a drill sergeant approach and there will be NO MORE LATE NIGHT SNACKING! NO MORE "JUST A COUPLE" OF DORITOS! ("A couple", yeah right...) NO MORE FAT FOOD! (Yes, I said "Fat"...as in "fat faSt food".)
HUP TO IT! GET OFF THE COUCH! LACE UP THOSE SNEAKERS!
(Pssssst...if this hardass approach doesn't work, maybe fear tactics will: Swimsuit season is right around the corner, dear Love Handles...I mean, dear Saddlebags...I mean, dear Mama. Muwahahaha! Yer shakin' in yer boots now, aren'tcha?!)
All my love, You know who

Wonderment...

Sometimes, I look at my kids and I think "Oh my Lord. How am I going to survive the day?" (Those are usually the days in which one child or another are prone to picking, pinching, kicking, teasing, tormenting, beating, etc. on one sibling or another...)

But most days, I look at these kiddos and am awestruck.
Totally amazed.

Completely, utterly, helplessly in love.

I stare at them and I wonder how I got to be the lucky one to have them in my life.

Just last night, I sat and stared at my Baby Girl, who had fallen asleep on the way home from her biggest brother's baseball game.

Her perfect lips, her tiny nose, the way her eyelashes lay so quiet and still...I wanted to inhale that moment and have that memory forever imprinted on my brain.
For I know, that no matter how tired and exhausted I am at the end of the day...there will come a time when I will miss these days, these moments, and all the chaos in between.
Well, okay...maybe not the chaos. ;)

I love this...

Gramps and Baby Girl...

Melt my heart.

Weekend ReCap...

Well, this weekend was about as busy a weekend as we've had in a while! We're kinda homebodies, so we don't get out much, but this weekend we did!
Our local Boy's and Girl's Club held a fundraiser on Friday night...we attended it last year and had a BLAST, and this year was no exception (tho' a bit more mellow...)! Lot's of dancing, sampling food from local restaurants, wine tasting, and some boogyin'!

Good times with the in-laws...




Yeah, I did drag the Mr. out on the dance floor a few times...I dunno what it is, but you get a few Mike's Lemonades in me, and I feel the need to serenade him songs like "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" while slow dancing. Poor guy.
Once, upon returning to our table from the dance floor, our fellow tablemates got real quiet. I thought it was a little strange, but a few more drinks for my BIL, and he was singin' like a canary! "*hee hee* Did you see any pictures on your camera?! *hee hee*"


So, I flipped…

Why I love being a mother.

It's being able to have conversations like this:
Hambone: "Mama? How come dragons like to eat fish?"
Me: "Because they're fishatarians."
Hambone: "Ooooooh, okay!"
And totally be taken seriously.
Motherhood: It's all about makin' stuff up.

Five Question Friday! 5/20/11

I'm wondering what happened to May? Last I knew I mistakenly thought April 5th was Cinco de Mayo, and now here I am, nearly June, and I seem to have misplaced my May.

If anyone sees my May laying around, could you please send it home? Only make sure it keeps it's rain and 30 degree weather. I only want my May back if it brings 70's with it.
Alright...any big plans this weekend? The Mr. and I are headed to a benefit for our local chapter of the Boys and Girls Club. Last year it was a rollicking good time, and I'm in need of a rollicking good time, so let's hope it's a repeat of last year's!
Welcome to Five Question Friday! Let's get this party started!
Rules for Five Question Friday: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky to appear on Friday morning and LINK UP! Oh, andhaving fun is a MUST!
Questions for Friday, May 19th: (Special thanks to @joleneslavik, @ThisDaddys_Blog,@deannajw, Christine, and Sandy