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Wednesday, April 29

Crazy Eights Survey

So I was tagged to do this Crazy Eights Survey by my good friend Michelle at StutteringShell.com. I figured, why not...here's a chance to get to know me a little bit better.

The rules for Crazy Eights is simple:

  • Mention the person that tagged you.
  • Complete the lists of 8's.
  • Tag 8 blogger friends, go tell them you tagged them...here goes!
8 Things I am looking forward to:
  1. Dinner at the Court Street Cordial Fondue Restaurant with the gang. (Hmmmm..I think it's somebody's birthday)
  2. My trip to Ocean City, Maryland next weekend with my family, Aunt Vicki and Uncle Johnny and my sister and her family,
  3. My trip to Mexico on my birthday (May 19th) I'm praying that things change with this whole Swine Flu thing. (It's really putting a cramp on our family vacation and my friend Priscila's wedding!)
  4. Getting the landscaping done in our backyard.
  5. More camping in Hatteras, NC this summer.
  6. Losing more weight on Weight Watchers.
  7. Taking Alexi to the beach this summer.
  8. Seeing the plus sign ;-)

8 Things I did yesterday:

  1. Packed Alexi's lunch. PB and J sandwich and fresh strawberries.
  2. Put a roast, carrots, potatoes and onions in the crockpot for dinner.
  3. Went to work.
  4. Ate leftover Chinese for lunch.
  5. Stopped at Farm Fresh for a cake to have at bible study.
  6. Went to bible study with the girls.
  7. Came home and gave Alexi a bath.
  8. Surfed the web before bed.

8 Things I wish I could do:

  1. Live a complete Christ like life.
  2. Win the lottery. I'm not greedy or looking to be rich, I would just love to be able to help those close to me that are in need.
  3. Move to better location. Maybe by the water.
  4. Get lasik eye surgery.
  5. Buy a Nissan Quest before the end of the summer.
  6. Lose 30 pounds.
  7. Travel more often.

  8. Re-locate all of my family to Virginia.

8 Shows I watch:

  1. Grey's Anatomy
  2. America's Next Top Model
  3. Desperate Housewives of New York/Atlanta
  4. Project Runway
  5. Challenge
  6. Nancy Grace
  7. House
  8. Friday Night Lights

8 Favorite Fruits:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Bananas
  3. Mango's
  4. Apples
  5. Oranges
  6. Kiwi
  7. Grapes
  8. Cantaloupe

8 Places I would like to travel to:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Italy
  3. Greece
  4. Paris
  5. St. Maartin
  6. Las Vegas, Nevada
  7. Japan

  8. California

8 Places I have lived:

  1. Morrisville, Pennsylvania

  2. Houston, Texas
  3. Morrisville, Pennsylvania

  4. Poconos, Pennsylvania

  5. East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

  6. Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania

  7. Chesapeake, Virginia

  8. Chesapeake, Virginia
8 People I am tagging: (This is going to be tough)
  1. Sara at "All in a mom's day"

  2. Breanna at "Everyday Flotsam and Jetsam"

  3. J-Ko at "Perfectly Disheveled"

  4. Shannon at "Welcome to the Nuthouse"

*Sorry, all the others I follow have already been tagged.

I hope you all have gotten to know me a little more now :)

Tuesday, April 28

Easy Bake Oven

So my good friend and fellow blogging mama is having an Easy Bake Oven give away. I figured it would be fun to enter and see what happens. Just like they say, you can't win the lottery if you don't play....well you won't win an Easy Bake Oven if you don't enter!! Check out the drawing at Stutteringshell.com!

Monday, April 27

I'm so proud of him!!

My husband has been a smoker for as long as I have known him. Well he had set the date of his birthday to quit smoking. It didn't quite happen when he expected, but that's OK. He officially stopped Friday night. He has not had any cigarettes all weekend and I am so proud of him!

So to quote Alexi...."Good Job Daddy, good job".

That's what I get for being nice!!

So today while picking up my lunch I was approached by a woman in the parking lot. I wouldn't say she was dressed like someone I would consider upper class, but she wasn't dressed in rags neither. Her jeans were fairly nice, a clean white v-neck shirt, clean white sneakers (sketchers I might guess) and some gold jewelry. Her hair was pulled back and she had light make-up on. She walked up to me and said "Miss, may I ask you a questions?" I said "sure". She said "I have been traveling and I left my wallet at the last gas station I was at. Would you have some money that I could have to fill up my tank? I still need to make it to North Carolina and I am on E." I try not to judge people and I am trying to be better about helping others. I told her "I don't have any cash on me except my co-workers change from lunch and I had just spent my money on a purchase that I made at Vicki Secrets"(they are having a sale that ends today, any 7 pair of underwear for $24.50) She said"It must be nice to shop at Victoria Secrets". I thought a minute and said "O.k. I need some gas too, how about I follow you to a gas station and I will put some gas in your car". Now trust me, I am not a gullible person that would just put myself in a sticky and unsafe situation. I wanted to hear what her response would be and then I would make a final decision on what I would do. Her response??

"F*** You!!" And then she walked away. Hmmmm, how nice. As I sit hear eating my lunch I wonder, how many people have fallen for her scheme. I also wonder, with that kind of response, what did she need the money for? Oh well....I guess I will never know.

Attention all Facebook users!!

To all of those that use Facebook, beware of hackers. My friend Regina had someone hack into her Facebook account and try to solicit money from her friends. The story this person told Regina's friends was that she(Regina) was in London and had just been robbed at gun point and needed help. They were asking her friends to send them money ASAP. Thank God that none of them fell for it. The person got very rude with Regina's friends when they began asking questions. Regina had to delete all of her friends and then close her account.

This is crazy! The weird thing is, once Regina found out what was going on, she logged on and caught the person in the act. Yes, you heard it. Somehow, two people can be logged onto the same Facebook account at the same time. Regina told the person she had caught them and warned them, but whomever it was had the audacity to continue, leaving Regina no choice bet to delete her account.

I would not have believed it if I didn't see it myself. So I warn everyone, beware of those who are hacking into Facebook and trying to solicit money.

Sunday, April 26

Another week gone by

So another week has gone by and I barely have blogged. OK, so I have not blogged at all. Ugh!! I just don't know what my problem is. Is it that I have so much going on that I can't find the time to blog or is it that I just don't think I have anything to blog about? I guess its a little bit of both...wait, or is it neither? I don't know. Whatever it is, it's kept me from yet again, blogging.

I have had a lot going on this past week. I had a pretty heavy work load at the office, pulling quite a bit of hours. Thank god that's all over....for now at least. Who knows what this week will bring. Thursday was Fred's birthday. Alexi and I bought him his very own fishing pole. YAY!! He loved it! He did a lot of fishing last summer and plans to do it again this summer. As a matter of fact, he's going this Saturday...weather pending. I surprised him by coming home early and spending the afternoon together. We decided to take a nice drive to NC before picking Alexi up from daycare. It was a beautiful day. Friday night we had a small get together with some of our closest friends. It was a great turnout and we all had fun. Yesterday and today we spent our time outside landscaping the backyard. WHEW it was tough, considering it was in the 90's both days. Eeeew. I knew we would be sweaty from all the work, but sweaty, sticky and clammy is just gross. It's not all done yet, but when we finish I will post up pics. We stopped mid-day to shower and run some errands. In the midst of our errands, what did we decide to do? Fishies anyone?? Yes, Alexi got her very own Tropical Tetra fishies and fish tank for her room. She was so excited.

This week we are going to work on the yard a little bit each night, hoping to finish it sooner than later. It's going to be interesting when we try to tear down the shed, put a new one in and put in the new pool. Wish us luck....I think we're going to need it!

Wednesday, April 15

Tried

Tried to blog tonight but I think I have a writers block. I have had so much going on lately and my mind is in so many places that I just can't focus on one specific subject. I promise to work on this in the next couple of days. I had my IUD removed last week. This is pretty exciting because Fred and I are going to start working on #2 soon. YAY!! I will keep you all updated with that.

We had a very nice Easter this year at home. I took Alexi to an Easter eggstravaganza at our local park on Saturday. She had a blast looking for the eggs. That night we colored eggs...Alexi loved it! On Sunday we got up and went to Church. She looked so beautiful in her Easter dress. We did not let Alexi have her basket until after Church, so when we got home, the look of excitement on her face was priceless. Pictures will be up soon.

Aunt Robin and Bob are coming in on Friday which I am excited about. They are bringing us their old pool. Yes....this will be pool take two!! I will let you all know how that goes, too. Fred and I have been doing some landscaping in our backyard, so we are going to try the pool thing again.(This is a better pool so wish us luck) Fred and Bob will be golfing on Saturday, so I am trying to come up with something fun for us girls to do. Maybe we will go to Kangaroo Jacks or the Jumping Monkey....who knows. If it's nice I think it would be fun to go walk the beach.

I can't wait until Mother's Day weekend! We are going to be meeting my Aunt Vicki and Uncle Johny and my sister and her family in Ocean City, Maryland for the weekend. It's Spring fest that weekend, so it should be a lot of fun.

I hope all had a Happy and Safe Easter!!

Tuesday, April 7

Statistics say.......

Statistics say the following....
  • It was determined that approximately 1 in 4 children in the US is exposed to alcohol abuse and/or dependence in the family at some point before age 18.
  • Children are at greater risk for having emotional problems than children whose parents are not alcoholics.
  • Alcoholism runs in families, and children of alcoholics are four times more likely than other children to become alcoholics.
  • Most children of alcoholics have experienced some form of neglect or abuse.
  • Some children of alcoholics may act like responsible "parents" within the family and among friends. They may cope with the alcoholism by becoming controlled, successful "overachievers" throughout school, and at the same time be emotionally isolated from other children and teachers. Their emotional problems may show only when they become adults.
  • It is estimated hundreds of thousands of children of alchoholics are physically abused each year by a parent or close relative.
  • Children raised in alcoholic families have different life experiences than children raised in non-alcoholic families.
  • Children's alcohol expectancies reflect recognition of alcohol-related norms and a cognizance of parental drinking patterns by a very early age.
  • Children's perceptions of parental drinking quantity and circumstances appear to influence their own drinking frequency.
  • Almost one-third of any sample of alcoholics has at least one parent who also was or is an alcoholic.
  • After drinking alcohol, sons of alcoholics experience more of the physiological changes associated with pleasurable effects compared with sons of non-alcoholics, although only immediately after drinking.

I am a statistic

This is my life

How do I prevent my children from becoming a statistic?