Proof the Dog Hates Dan

Any time Dan moves a muscle or basically makes his presence known in the room, Cody barks like crazy at him. However that is only if I am home. If I’m not home, then Cody is fine with Dan (for the most part).


Don’t You Just Hate…

Don’t you just hate it when it rains all night long…that windy, cold rain and you just know you are going to wake up feeling like crap? That is the one thing I hate about this time of year. Anytime it rains all night long like this, I wake up with the worst headache on the planet. I just want to curl up and go back to sleep.

I know this is a total random post but I wanted to try out my new share/save button I added!


44 Things You Never Knew About Me

44 ODD things about Me!

1. Do you like blue cheese? eww gross!
2. Have you ever smoked? No
3. Do you own a gun? No
4. What flavor of Kool Aid was your favorite? Grape
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Yes and that commercial about wearing clean underwear every day with the guy sitting on the ER table flashes through my head (and yes I always put on clean underwear LMAO)
6. What do you think of hot dogs? I like them burnt on the barbecue
7. Favorite Christmas movie? The Santa Claus Movies
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coke Zero
9. Can you do push ups? Do girly ups count?
10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? My wedding rings
11. Favorite hobby? Reading or learning to sew
12. Do you have A.D.D.? Probably but not diagnosed by a professional
13. What’s one trait you dislike about yourself? I ask a bazillion questions about everything
14. Middle name? Marie
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment: Is it bedtime yet, my back hurts, I need a coke
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? water, coke zero, and slurpees
17. Current hate right now? Mean spirited people
18. Favorite place to be? anywhere it is quiet
19. How did you ring in the New Year? with dan…drunk
20. Where would you like to go? anywhere quiet
21. Name three people who will complete this? Cena (give her something to blog about ;)), and I don’t know!
22. Do you own slippers? Yes
23. What color shirt are you wearing? grey
24. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? no and sometime I should blog about why!
25. Can you whistle? yes
26 Favorite color? pink
28. Would you be a pirate? no because then I would be called a wench.
29. What songs do you sing in the shower? none…but I do my best thinking in the shower…probably because it is quiet
30. Favorite girl’s name? Isabella
31. Favorite boy’s name? Zachary
32. What’s in your pocket right now? an acorn
33. Last thing that made you laugh? the fact that my dog is afraid of his metal dish
34. What vehicle do you drive? chevy malibu max
35. Worst injury you’ve ever had? dislocated knee cap
36. Do you love where you live? no
37. How many TVs do you have in your house? 3
38. Who is your loudest friend? not sure
39. Do you have any pets? Cody our 6 month old black lab/border collie mix
40. Does someone have a crush on you? no probably not
41. Your favorite book(s)? Anything by James Patters, Jodi Piccoult, or Nicholas Sparks
42 Do you collect anything? Camels
43. Favorite Sports Team? Red Wings
44. What song do you want played at your funeral? Shiny Happy People

Traditions I Forgot!

When I typed that post about my holiday traditions, I left out quite a bit. So here it goes…the traditions I forgot about!

My husband and I ALWAYS buy each other an ornament. Even if we aren’t exchanging any other gifts that year, we always get an ornament that somehow either is significant for the year or significant about that person. The best ornament I ever got him was a Dilbert one. I can’t really go into detail on her as to why it is the greatest ornament ever, but let’s just say, we laugh EVERY time we see it.

Each year I buy the kids a pair of Christmas pjs and give them to them on Christmas Eve. They open them up and they wear them that night and on Christmas morning they wake up wearing their Christmas pjs to open presents!

Book Review…Secret Keeper Girl series

Recently I was given the opportunity to do a book review for Dannah Gresh, author of the Secret Keeper Girl Series. The particular book I was given is called “Danika’s Totally Terrible Toss the Legend of the Purple Flurp“.

If you are not familiar with The Secret Keeper Girl series, then check out the website here. This particular series of books is for tween girls (between the ages of 10-13). I thought the book was cute. Definitely something I could see young girls enjoying.

One thing I really liked about the book, was the positive message it sent about friends and how it’s OK to leave a group of friends that are bringing you down in order to find yourself and spend time with people who are better for you.

In this day and age, it is very important that we let our children, both boys and girls, know how important it is to be true to yourself and when things that kids are reading reinforces that, it makes the message that we are trying to send, even stronger.