Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Elavil Free...

Pills Pictures, Images and Photos

I have been completely off Elavil now for quite a few weeks now. This was a difficult drug to get off and I don't know quite how I feel now. I can say that my muscle stiffness has returned, I grit my teeth more just like before, headaches are not all the time like before, but they progressively get worse by the end of the day and then I either tough it out or take 2 ibuprofen.

I'm not sure where I will go from here. I don't want to go back on Elavil since it makes you gain weight and also it's difficult to ween off. I'm not sure if anything else will work for me.

I'm pretty frustrated. Elavil makes me feel great, but I want to eat everything in sight and I don't think I have to tell ya that sometime that's gonna catch up with me!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Weening off Elavil

In two words: NOT FUN!

medication Pictures, Images and Photos

I have been on elavil for 6 months now, and my doctor has wanted me to experiment with coming off it. So far it has proved to be quite difficult and if it wasn't for my strong will and determination, I would have put myself back on it several days ago. It's been 3 days for me being completely off of it. The first few days I was weening off it I started with cutting my pill in half, but it just felt like I was taking nothing. As soon as I started halfing my dose my headaches came back, irritabitity, shoulder muscle tightness, sensitivity to noise.

The only thing I am relieved about with the whole thing is that my uncontrollable hunger is finally going back to normal again. It's been a real struggle to maintain my weight or lose weight for that matter because Elavil makes you crave sweets like nobodys business and it shuts off the hunger switch in your brain that lets you know when you're full. I was never full!!!
So even though it seems that I am still having a problem with migraines, I am reluctant to go back to this drug now that I have gotten off it. I will probably see if they can put me on something different. I am somewhat afraid that the Elavil is the only drug that may work for my problem.
We'll see.

medication Pictures, Images and Photos

Friday, September 26, 2008

Britney Spears Womanizer Full Version hear it now!

I gotta tell ya I actually really like it!
have a listen. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Awakened by a ghost?

The other night I remember barely peeking open my eyes in our dark bedroom, beginning to awake in the middle of the night (which I never do) and I thought I saw something.... so I opened my eyes more and it was still there!

I saw a see through white, faceless figure that appeared to be about 6 feet or more tall, and even though it didn't have a face, I felt that it's eyes were fixed on me.

All I know was it scared the begebees out of me and I started tossing and turning, trying to scream but I didn't hear any sound come out.

My husband woke at that time and said, " what happened? you're okay, you're okay", I was crying. I felt very strange after that. I asked him what I did. He said I was screaming. That startled me and confused me even more because I know I didn't scream, or I didn't hear it anyway. There was no way I could sleep like that so I got up at that point.

When my husband woke up in the morning he asked me what I saw and I told him. I said I didn't understand because it was WHITE. I've never believed that there were actual "white" ghosts. I've only seen black figures before so to me this didn't make sense.

Well, my husband then told me that his dad used to see white ones, usually before someone died.

I did a google search that day and found out all sorts of stories about these white figures I never knew anything about. I hope no one is about to die.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I Had a Dream...

Sounds profound, doesn't it?
Well that's what I thought the other night when I had this dream. At the time, I didn't realize it was a dream. It felt like it had really happened, until I was driving around town and I adjusted my rear view mirror and realized it wasn't broken! and it never was broken. See, the night before I had a dream that I was trying to adjust the mirror but it had broken off and was just hanging, so when I realized it was a dream that the mirror was broken, it just hit me like a ton of bricks and I was so happy!

I think anyone will tell you that dreaming of something like a rear view mirror is symbolic of looking back to your past. In my dream it had been broken... in the present, which to me I feel means that the past is done with and I am living in the now.

Thank God! For so long my past has bound me and I really feel this was a sign that it is behind me now, and I had the dream to put things to rest and to encourage me, and that it did!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 thieves

This morning I woke up to find that after telling them a thing or two about what I thought about their shady company, they discreetly put my money back in my bank account. So now I'm happy, but want everyone to know what they really are before they make the same mistake I did.

It started with receiving an e-mail (junkmail) which I clicked on in curiosity and it took me to a no risk sign up page. 100% satisfaction guarantee (lol!)

I filled it out and then it directs you to a page to give them your credit card information for only $1.95 for membership to their site. Sounded like a good deal, so I did it. I've spent more money on mocha's at starbucks after all.

I signed up and didn't give it another thought. I have several profiles on the internet, most of them are free so didn't think this was a big deal or any different at all until..... I saw my bank statement 14 days later where they charged me $50.00!!!
for what??? I never got anything for $50.00. So after spending hours and hours and days trying to get a person on the phone for this company, I finally get a hold of someone that was very cocky and wouldn't even cancel my membership!!! She ended up hanging up on me after waiting on hold for an hour even waiting for someone to pick up. Boy then I was mad. So I called back, waited on hold forever again, and tried it all over again. I was very nice but told her that what she was saying didn't make sense. She again agrued with me about canceling my membership and the fact that they have to charge me $50.00 for nothing because they can. I finally talked this one into cancelling my account, but why did that have to be debated? I'm confused? I'm sure it has something to do with, ... oh I dunno, money maybe?
But she told me I didn't qualify for a refund because you have to do it within 14 days. I said "well isn't this day 14???" and so we argued about that for a while and finally gave up on the poor girl and hung up.

So I thought I would call back AGAIN and just talk to a manager or supervisor. I talked to a guy named Mike who seemed smug and proud of his cheating company. I said I just need to talk to a supervisor or manager please. He asked me what the problem was, so for the 3rd time, I told the problem. Then he said he couldn't help me. I said again, I just need to talk to a manager. He told me that I didn't qualify to talk to a manager. LOL! qualify. I laughed. I've never heard of having to qualify to talk to a manager LOL! So I told him if he was gonna steal my $50 bucks I think that's bought me the right to speak to a manager! he still said no, so I told him how his company was a bunch of thieves and he hung up on me. LOL.

In the end though, they gave me my money back because they knew I was right. are thieves. Beware and I hope I prevent someone else from making the same mistake that I did signing up with them in the first place.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Can Financial troubles actually make you closer?

I know my husband loves me, but there are some things that I have chosen to keep from him (financially speaking), thinking that if I told him he would just be mad at me and I'm sure a lot of you if you are honest have done the same at one point or another.

I stay at home all day and so I am on the internet a lot. I came acrossed this site through an e-mail sent to me that offered free membership to help find casting calls. Well, why not? is what I thought. I do have my own agent but I have quite a few profiles out there to get my face shown more so why not one more? so I went to their site, where then they said it would be $1.95 for the whole membership to their site. Well, I didn't think $1.95 was much, so without telling my husband I went ahead and did it! I actually never ended up going back to that site, until....

I get an e-mail saying that they are going to automatically take $50.00 out of my account!!!

There is no where on their shady website that says you will EVER pay any more than the $1.95, but I suppose the $1.95 was a bait so they could steal a larger sum of money.

So I tried to go to the site to cancel my membership... there IS no where to cancel. I try to e-mail them, but the e-mails are apparently FAKE.

So I did some research on the company and found they had several complaints, and at that point realized I was a victim of fraud. Great.

I checked with the Better Business Bureau and this company has an unsatisfactory rating. not only that, but their business hides under a number of different names so they can continue to take money from your account month by month. Since I had already heard the horror stories, I went ahead and cancel my bank card so they COULDN'T take money out.

The point is, the $1.95 quickly became $50.00 without my knowledge, but I still felt guilty for buying into it in the first place, so I didn't want to tell my husband and just wanted to fix it on my own. My husband was initially upset because I wouldn't tell him what was wrong.

Well, I don't like to keep things from him, nor do I think it's the right thing to do, but I was already under a lot of stress trying to fix the problem and didn't feel I could handle anymore stress if he were to be upset with me.

So when I finally calmed down enough, I told him what had happened, thinking he would be very upset with me. Instead he told me it was okay and that he was just sorry I didn't feel like I could come to him with something like that and hugged me. I was just so grateful and relieved that he didn't blame me I just cried and told him I was sorry. I felt so much better and so much closer to him after I got that off my chest it was amazing to me. I always try to avoid conflict but I suppose if you have a loving partner, it will only make you stronger.

Friday, July 18, 2008


I've know for quite some time now that for some reason, my husband and his family are more 'in tune' to paranormal.

My husband talked about a time when he was a child when he felt someone or something drag him under his bed. He has seen dark shadows walking acrossed his house, and so has his father.

I've never seen anything at all like that, but then again, I don't want to either! It scares the daylights out of me! But I have had some experiences that are similar to some of his that make you really think.

for instance, he was about 17 when he got appendicitis and was in the hospital, and while his mother prayed over him to stop the tremendous pain he was in, he said that he saw a black cat jump off of him, and the pain was gone and he passed out.

I thought his story was interesting because I had an experience when I was pregnant with my second child, where I woke up startled in the middle of the night because I saw a black cat jump ON me. I thought it was just a dream or something and didn't think anymore of it, but when I woke up the next day, I became really ill for the next 7 days. I was losing weight, I couldn't eat anything or even hold down water, and had to be admitted into the hospital. To this day I believe what I saw that night had something to do with my illness.

I began thinking of these instances again lately because I was walking through the living room and my husband said, "whoa, what was that?!" and I was like... "what?" and he said he saw a black cat jump off of the tv. I was scared because I don't take these things lightly, and so tried to pass it off and just told him his eyes are playing tricks on him. I think we do that a lot because of fear. Pretend like it isn't there. But we can fight against it by simply praying, and those things must flee. They may come back, but for the time you can get them to leave.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Universal Healthcare-Healthcare for EVERYONE!

So as you know, I've recently watched the movie, "Sicko", an eye opening movie by Michael Moore which talks about our corrupt healthcare system, and most importantly how we, the people can fix it.

I found a website where you can sign a petition to get this bill passed called HR 676
which is (in a nutshell) guaranteed healthcare benefits for everyone in the entire country. No more private insurers, no more going bankrupt because of your medical bills!

We can't just continue to sit back and wait for others to take action. Take a stand and we can all make this happen~

Please at least take a look at it and I hope that you will sign. I just did. Just click on the link below:

HR 676 Sign the Petition

HR 676 Supporter

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sicko Movie Review


I watched this movie last night and already want to watch it again! I found it to be a startling eye opener, one that should be seen by everyone. I cried a lot through the movie for the people that died because they were denied their life saving treatments from the insurance companies because for example, cancer treatment was not a "medical necessity". There is even a C-Span clip of a woman who was a Medical Reviewer for Humana admitting that she had probably killed several people for the sake of profit and she just couldn't do it anymore and was compelled to admit her mistakes on television.

Not only that, but Michael Moore sends you to a few different countries where people don't have to worry about whether they can afford their medical treatments or not. Places where medical care and pharmaceutacals are FREE. After watching the movie, I wanted to move to those places. The people were happy and lived longer than us Americans.

I also recommend watching the special features for even more heart wrenching stories and more countries with free healthcare.

please, watch the trailer and go rent or buy this important movie:

I give this movie 10 out of 10, a must see.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

IRON MAN: Movie Review

iron man

I just saw this movie last night in theaters and thought it was FANTASTIC! This is the latest movie in the Marvel series about a rich man, Mr. Stark, that is head of a weapons company. While on a promotional trip overseas, he gets captured by terrorists that try and force him to make the ultimate weapon of destruction for them.

Of course, Mr. Stark has other plans which in the end lead him to his destiny of becoming Iron Man.

there's some twists that I wouldn't have expected but it make the movie so intense!

If you watch this movie, don't forget to see the special scene after the credits roll, you'll get a sneak peek at what to expect for the sequal.

This is a movie not to be missed! I give it 11 out of 10 for being beyond awesome!
A must see!

Semi-Pro Movie Review


This is the latest movie starring Will Farrell, which is usually one of my favorite actors.

It's about a basketball team that is about to be eluminated because, well basically, they suck. So they step up their game to win their spot in the NBA with few funny moments.

Quite frankly, I thought the previews for this movie was funnier than the movie itself and I felt it was a waste of my time to see it.

I give this movie 1 out of 10 rating for failure to make me laugh and I don't recommend it.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

National Treasure: Book of Secrets~

National Treasure Book of Secrets

This movie was just released on DVD and is of course the Sequal to the first National Treasure.
It's Rated PG and about 2 hours long.
Me and my family watched this movie last night and I thought it was great! I think this one is actually better than the first, although I sat through it at one point when "the president" came into the picture and was just like... yea, that wouldn't happen!
It was still quite enjoyable and I caught myself on a few occasions screaming along with the actors with all the dangerous suspense!
It will have you on the edge of your seat!
I give this movie 10/10!

Watch the trailer here:

Friday, May 16, 2008

Pain at the Pump Growing Worse

Gas Prices

I, along with the rest of the country have been complaining that our little cars, like my Ford Focus which is good on gas mileage, have been paying $30.00 for a full tank of gas, opposed to the late 90's-2000 paying .99 cents per gallon and filling up a full tank for $10.00.

Well, this morning I've reached a milestone. With the soaring prices, I have been putting off filling up, but finally decided to today, knowing it will only get worse and a full tank TODAY cost me a whopping $40.00. And that is in a small car. I can't imagine the pain that it is putting people through with bigger gas hogs, although I bet they contimplate selling every day. One things for sure, we're making history.

Headline of the day: Gas Prices Climbing With No End in Sight

What a comforting though~

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Kill With Me

As you know from my previous post, I have watched the movie untraceable and did a review on it in a previous post.

Well, I was just sitting around being bored, when I thought about trying to see if there was a website called, which there is! much to my surprise!

But it is AWESOME! it is based off the movie and its not scary, though it did creep me out :) it lets you be an agent and try to figure out how to shut down his website using clues to figure out the username and password.

Click ENTER and it will ask you a question: Answer honestly when you go there:
and then an FBI box will appear on the bottom right of the screen, click it and it explaines everything from there! it's sooo cool, check it out!

Movie Review: Untraceable

Untraceable (2008)

My Review:

Overall, I would say that this was a good movie, but you won't like it if you don't like to see graphic content like people's skin burning off, etc. The movie is VERY graphic in the torture of the victims in this movie, but the storyline was really good.


This is a movie about the section of the FBI that deal with people on the internet that give you viruses to get your information off your computer, how they catch them, etc. They find a particular website that streams live murders and they start their investigation, which proves harder than they imagined.
can't really tell you much more without giving away the movie, so go rent it! :)

watch the trailer:

Monday, May 5, 2008

Migraine Triggers and what to avoid

These are just a list of things that can cause migraines, so if you have them, it's best to try to avoid these thing:

1. missing meals
2. irregular meals
3. cigarette smoke
4. perfumes
5. bright lights
6. sunlight
7. stress
8. Depression
9. Prolonged concentration
10.birth control pills

My doctor also told me not to eat:
Hot Dogs
Chinese food
...among other things.

How to tell if you have migraines


I know before I was diagnosed, I didn't link two and two together, and for others like me that may be young and/ or uneducated on the topic, I have decided to post a list of things that may help you to know whether you may have them or not so you can better talk to your doctor about it.

First of all, if you are taking more than 2 over the counter pain medications per week, you have a problem and you should definitely see your doctor. I was taking over the counter meds for 3 years straight. It wasn't until all OTC medications seemed to stop working for me that I sought a doctor's help (by this time, I was at the end of my rope).


Migraine without Aura Symptoms: *

1. At least 5 headaches that fulfill criteria in #2 and #4
2. Headache lasting 4 to 72 hours (untreated or unsuccessfully treated)
3. Headache has at least 2 of the following characteristics:
a. unilateral location
b. pulsating pain
c. moderate or severe intensity (prohibits daily activity)
d. aggravation by or causing avoidance of routine physical activity

4. During headache, at least one of the following occurs:
a. Nausea and/or vomiting
b. Photophobia and phonophobia (sensitive to sunlight and/or noise)

5. At least one of the following is present:
a. History and physical and neurological examinations do suggest such disorder, but it is ruled out by appropriate investigations.
b. History and/or physical and/or neurologic examinations do suggest such disorder, but it is ruled out by appropriate investications.
c. Such disorder is present, but migraine attacks do not occur for the first time in close temporal relation to the disorder.

(*Adapted from Headache Classification Subcommittee of the International Headache Society, 2004)

If you do have these symptoms as I did, please see your doctor as soon as possible. This isn't pain that you can handle on your own.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Diagnosed with migraines

After dealing with headache pains on my own for the last 3 years, I finally went to the doctor because I had used all the over the counter medications out there and all of them stopped working.

I expected them to just prescribe me prescription pain killer and had no idea that at my age that it would be anything like migraines. I was pretty suprised. I thought this happened only to older people. I am 27, and now I will be on Elavil the doctor said "indefinitely".

This came as a huge blow to someone who doesn't like taking medication all the time. Especially being forced to. Elavil has been working beautifully and I've felt normal again. Something I haven't felt in about... 3 years!

My symptoms were:
getting dizzy very easily, motion sickness in the car especially turning corners (and they didn't have to be sharp), pretty much complete loss of energy, no muscle strength, my short term memory was lost; SEVERAL times a day I would go downstairs and forget why I went there; I would talk on the phone and couldn't think of words I was trying to say and it was embarassing so I stopped calling my family, I was irritable, my eyes would flinch just putting the dishes in the dishwasher because sound was sensitive to me, my eyes were sensitive to the sun but I never thought it was a big deal because I had sunglasses, I had headaches starting from the moment I opened my eyes in the morning, so bad that often I would cry.

Never did I realize that ALL of my symptoms were interconnected. That they were the source of one problem, but apparently they are. My doctor told me that I am pretty textbook migraine sufferer.

It took them 2 months to get me on any kind of medication. You have to see a specialist for this problem, and it took a whole of 2 months to even get in to see one. It was an agonizing 2 months since the OTC painkillers had lost their effect on me.

When they did finally start me on Elavil 10mg 1 tablet at bedtime, I had no pain after day 1 of taking it! not only that, but after taking it now for 30 days, I've also noticed that my other symptoms have subsided as well. I have a lot of my short term memory back, I'm not sensitive to noise anymore, I'm happy, I'm active, I was able to start exercising again, I'm not irritable anymore. It's been a big relief. I feel normal!

Now in order to feel normal, I'll have to take this the rest of my life, but it's worth it.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

%Earth Day 2008%

Earth, Day, Happy

Today is Earth Day and although I strive to celebrate it every day, today is a great day for us all to join together to make a real difference in our beautiful earth.

There are many simple things we can do today, and every day and it is growing easier and easier to do them since they are coming out now with tons of eco-friendly products.

Earth Day

just some ideas of what you could do to celebrate the day:

1. Pick up the litter in your neighborhood.

2. Use reusable cups for all of your drinks.

3. Use reusable eco friendly grocery bags.

4. Ride the Metro to work (if you have one in your area, or a bus, or even carpool)

5. Plant a new tree or some flowers with your family or friends.

6. Educate your children on the importance of caring for the Earth.

If you will be in the Washington, D.C. area today, there is a whole list of events going on for Earth Day, and you can check them out here.

earth day

I've heard many common misconceptions lately that "this is an observance of a religion, etc" and people can say as they please, but isn't it just the mere fact that who is going to want to live here in the future if we have trashed our planet. We only have one and regardless whether you worship the earth or not, we should respect that it is a fragile thing and it wouldn't take much to ruin it.

Then where will we live?

celebrate earth day

Missing Heroes?


I know I am!
I got addicted to the NBC show Heroes from the very first episode and since Season 2 was cut short for various reasons, I have especially been suffering.

But there are a few thing that we can do in the meantime until we wait for our favorite heroes to return this fall.

1. Go to the NBC website and watch the first 5 episodes of Season 2.

2. Read the untold story of Hiro and Charlie in the Heroes Novel, "Saving Charlie"

Saving Charlie

I rented this book from my local library (so exited that they had it I scared the librarian when I screamed for joy!)
and that was a few days ago and I am already half way through it! You get to find out all the details of what happened when Hiro teleported and left Ando by himself in the diner, and what took him so long to come back. it's awesome. A must read if you're a heroe's fan like me :)

saving charlie

3. Check out the Graphic Novel, it's awesome! Available where most books are sold
HEROES HC Graphic Novel

I got to take a peek at this one in the bookstore Borders and the stories are quite short, brilliant pictures, and it does fill in little gaps from the show. $30

Monday, April 14, 2008

Come hear me Sing!

I know I'm not awesome, k?
but I do like singing so I tried this.
Tell me your thoughts. I will take constructive critisizm but don't be too mean :P
just click on the link below to hear~

Someday I Will Understand


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My Latest Dream


Last night, I had a dream that me and my whole family died together. I don't know how it happened, but I just know we had died and were in the afterlife (which in my dream was just wandering around earth in another dimension with other dead people).

There was a book with a portal in it and through it you could transport wherever you wanted to go. We took too long to decide, so the book closed and the portal was gone, but then so was my husband!

So then I was scared, and alone, as a see through dead person... and then I woke up.

Allright, so I was interested to know what my dream may mean, so I ran across this website and this is a little of what it said:

dreams about death signify much needed change in our lives. Such dreams typically herald symbolic rather than literal death. In this way, death dreams let us know that some part of the self needs to be radically reworked, whether it be one's attitudes, emotions, or relationships. Quote from

I'm not sure this explanation satisfied me so I did some more searching, but have come to a dead end really. All I can say is that I have already been trying to give myself an overhaul and change a lot of things in my life, and gain control back since it was not long ago I felt I had lost control. But now that I am stabalizing, I'm not sure how this explanation would apply to me.

Thoughts anyone?

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Outta This World!

We had the chance to go on a field trip as a family, sponsored by the L.I.F.T program our school takes part in, and I think it is just fantastic. I just have never heard of it! Do other schools offer this program?

The bus drove 4 buses filled with families and children to the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., and here are a few pictures from our voyage:

Outside of the Air and Space Museum

my son posing in front of the first space shuttle, the "Enterprise" Why did they name it the Enterprise? Surprisingly enough, our tour guide informed us that The ship was to be named with a "C", like Columbia, etc, but the folks over at the show Star Trek called NASA and insisted that the first space ship to go in to space should be called the Enterprise, NASA agreed and they had the name changed

These are photos of a ship that was actually used in the movie "Close Encounters", how cool is that?!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fools Pranks :)

april fools

April fool of the day:

If you need an idea, here is one easy thing you can do to fool that special someone in your family.
The basic idea is that you go into say, your husbands underwear drawer, sew them all together with one or two stitches, and then watch as he tries to figure out what is going on and try to get the strings out!

I got this tip from family
for more tips and April fool's tricks, go here: Family Fun

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Purex Natural Elements Laundry Soap: Review

Save the earth

I was so exited when I saw this item last time I went shopping, but of course afraid to look at the price. Most items that are eco friendly are higher priced, but I was surprised to see that this item is the same price as the stuff I usually buy and in the same size bottle! So exiting! It's a no brainer for me and I bought it right away! I can help save the environment without it breaking the bank! Very cool! And the bottle is prettier I think :)

So I tried it out for the first time this week and I have to say I am more than pleased! It gets my clothes just as clean as before and smell just as clean. This is what I'll be using from now on for sure.

You should be able to find this product at Wal-Mart in the detergent isle, but if you can't find it there or just want to see what it looks like, just go here, and you can also get a free sample of it too!


Green Works by Clorox:My personal Review


This year, I have really realized how important it is that we take as good of care as we can of this Earth that God created for us.

He intrusted us with this planet that we litter on, put harmful products in the ozone, etc. How do you think that he feels about that?

I don't see anyone else stepping up saying, "hey, lets just trash this one and just build another one in 6 days"... this is the only Earth we have and I personally have felt a real responsibility for it that I have never felt before, and have started to read more up on what I can do, little affordable changes to help save our beautiful planet.

In case you haven't noticed, next time you go shopping, just scan the shelves and see if you don't notice they are coming out with everything now that is natural and more eco friendly.

Last time I went shopping, I was surprised and happy to see that they have come out with dish detergent that is natural. This product was in a smaller box than your Cascade or whatever else you usually buy and was also about $1 more.

I even saw toilet paper made out of recycled paper!

But today I'm going to talk about a product called Green Works. Clorox makes it, and I have used it several times now and am pretty satisfied. It cleans well, has a pleasant scent and is available in all-purpose cleaner (my favorite) If you cannot find it at your local wal-mart, you can get some here.

For tougher spots like on my stovetop, I just spray it with the green works spray and let it sit for a few minutes, and clean something else while I'm waiting and I've had no problems wiping up any mess with it. I have not noticed any residue either. Everything looks clean when I am through with it. The other great thing is that I have a puppy and this is totally safe to use around pets. One of the ingredients to give you an idea is Coconut.

Just know that as long as everyone does little things to help, it will without a doubt add up to a lot.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Pat's Day!!!!


It's that time of year when everything is green for a day, so of course it should be fun for everyone.

I came acrossed this site that has plenty of St. Pat's day activities to keep you and your kids busy. This site has nice pictures for everything so you can see what the end product is suppposed to look like for the crafts, but they also have ideas for games you can play and fun things to make to snack on.
You can check out the site by clicking here

A Collaberation of ART

This is a picture that my husband drew and my 6 year old colored it in. I just thought it was a perfect blend of talents.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Blastoise (Pokemon) Art

Perhaps I am just a proud mommy, but I sure was impressed when my 6 year old drew a picture of the Pokemon, Blastoise. I had to look at it twice to realize that he actually had drawn it himself! I can't draw near that good myself!

Course, I am no artist, never have been, but it looks like he has taken after his father and has great artistic talent already. What do you think?

the above picture is one that my son colored from a coloring page

this is a picture that my son drew himself

Monday, March 10, 2008

What my 6 year old will look like at 100...

I just thought this was so funny!
My 6 year old did this paper at school and when asked to draw what he would look like when he turns 100, did he draw a grey haired old man?
he drew this:

... I asked him to explain it to me just in case I was misinterpreting the picture, but sure enough, he told me that he would be a ghost in a graveyard!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I've been Tagged!

Allrighty, so I've been tagged by my friend Given55 ,

So here are 7 weird things about me

1. No one knows my natural haircolor (and I think my mom has forgotten!)

Pig Latin

2. When I talk, I sometimes mix pig latin, with a little French, and English.

pig latin

3. I eat my food a certain way. I look at all the edges first, and then pick my favorite one to start with. I eat corners first.

4. I am scared to death of wasps! One time when I was about 10, I was so scared that this wasp was chasing me that I ran into the house and left my 5 year old sister outside to fend for herself! (course my mom yelled at me and I cautiously let her in)

5. I got my first grey hair at 21 years old (I pulled it out!)

Long Hair Gray

6. I love to sing country songs when my 3 year old is throwing a tantrum!

7. I had a dream last night that I was posessed!


Here are the rules for those of you getting the next tag:

Here Are The Rules:
1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person that tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

I am passing this tag onto:
India's Mom
Project 100 animals
Kenny's Diary

thanks for playing! :)

Monday, March 3, 2008

vacation pics!

We have returned! here are just a few of the many pictures we took along the way:

The Morning of Day 1 of Vacation

A long, cold walk to the Washington Monument

We saw a pigeon site seeing too!

The White house (view from path to Washington Monument)

View from the Metro Train (my first time riding!)

WWII Memorial

Lincoln Memorial and Reflection Pool

Me in front of the Spy Museum

Geese droppings along the reflection pool (they don't clean that up?)

Showin my mad skills at bowling!

Casting Crowns - I Know You're There
The song playing is from this CD: