Tuesday, May 19, 2015

So, my daughter is 11 years old and will be going into 6th grade next year. Middle School! I'm going to be the parent of a middle schooler! That's just crazy to me. Pretty soon she will be a teenager. I'm old! Anyways, she brought home a sheet from school the other day saying that she had her fitting for band next year and that she was chosen to play the french horn. I immediately was like... SIIIIIIGH. That's going to be noisy. haha! I asked her why she was chosen to play the french horn, and her exact words were..." I was really horrible at the flute". hahaha... I guess she is going to take after me in the musical department. Poor kid. lol.

After many, many years of watching Dr. Phil I am still amazed how he does not lose his shit on every single guest that he has. Clearly you can tell the people that are completely full of shit and lying through their teeth. Yes, he usually does call them out on stuff if he thinks they are lying about, but I would have a really hard time not yelling and putting them in their place by throwing every single bit of evidence in their face. Instead he remains calm and for that I am amazed. I guess that's why he's the professional and I am not. lol.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

I totally forgot to tell you how Easter went! I can't believe I forgot to make an Easter post. I guess better late than never though, right?!  So of course the Easter bunny came to visit and all that. He brought lots of outside toys and way too much candy! haha! After we found baskets, we headed off to a little family gathering at my Aunt's house. We had a nice dinner and then my Uncle and cousins got out their guitars and did a little performance. That's what happens when you have a musical family. That's also what happens when my uncle gets a new tobias 5 string bass. lol! He always likes to show off his new toys. It was a beautiful color and my cousins were a wee bit jealous I think. I'm sure they'll be saving their pennies so they can show off a new toy at the next family gathering. lol.

Spring has finally arrived!!! It's glorious! The snow is pretty much all melted, and although it has only been in the forties most of the time, it is nice outside! This weekend is supposed to warm up to around 60 or 65, so that should be really nice. I can't wait! Another great thing about the warmer weather... the kids can go outside...and STAY outside. haha! This mom has regained a little bit of sanity. ...only a little though! haha.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Well, it's a bit chilly outside today, so I'm staying inside where it's nice and cozy warm and getting some shopping done. Normally I like to go out and get my shopping done, but online shopping is fun too! Especially when you get to do it in your pajamas! 

I'm shopping online today though because my nephews birthday is just around the corner and I have to get his present purchased now, rather than later. He's turning 21 and is a musician, his mom and I couldn't be more proud, as musical talent runs in our family. It kind of skipped over me, but the rest of the family sure did get lucky. lol! 

Anyway, I'm picking up some yamaha monitors. He's a good kid, and he deserves it. He's finishing up college, while holding a job and playing with his band on the weekends. Pretty impressive if you ask me! I know his mother could not be more proud, as well as the entire family! :) 

Brrrrr... it is currently a balmy -15 here where I am in Northern Michigan. Way too cold for me! Right now I'm dreaming of moving to some place warm and tropical. Sandy beaches, the ocean, a nice salty smelling breeze coming off the water.... yeah, I need to make that happen! lol.

It's been a lazy Valentine's weekend around here since it's so cold. Staying home, watching movies, and eating way too much chocolate. That's fine with me though, I'm a homebody and proud of it!

How was your Valentine's weekend?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

I am almost half way done with my Christmas shopping already! There is still a month until Christmas, so this is definitely a record for me. lol! I have about half of the kids' shopping to do, and I also need to get a couple things for my mom and brother. I'm pretty sure I at least know what I'm getting my brother though. I'm thinking a shaving strop from straight razor designs. He uses a straight razor for shaving, so I thought this would be a great "manly" gift for him. I think he'll love it. As far as my mom goes...I have absolutely no idea. What are you getting your mom this year? I need some suggestions!! Help!!

Christmas is getting closer and closer. I am happy to say that I actually have about half of my Christmas shopping done already! This has to be a first. Usually I'm a very last minute shopper, but not this year. I have about half of all the kids toys purchase. I still have to buy for my lovely other half, and my mom and brother. I'm hoping to get that done in the next couple weeks. I don't think it should be a problem. Have you started your shopping yet? Or are you a last minute shopper?

Monday, October 20, 2014

I haven't drank pop in 26 or 27 days... almost a whole month. It's been a very long last few weeks. I'm doing a challenge where if I don't drink pop for 30 days, I get to buy a new outfit. I'm almost there! I can see the new outfit now.. a new pair of jeans and a nice cozy gray sweater! I'm pretty proud of myself though. I wasn't sure I could do it, but I'm in the home stretch now. Go me!

Instead of drinking pop, I've been drinking water or flavored water. My favorite is the orange kool-aid flavoring. They're made by kool-aid, and one little squeeze into your drink and it tastes just like orange kool-aid. I highly recommend it. Although you have to watch the sodium content in them!

There are few things in life that I can say I'm talented at, and music is definitely not one of them. Which is odd, because I was brought up in a very musical family. My mom plays piano, my dad was a guitar player, and my brother plays the keyboard and sings. He's also learning how to play the guitar. He's almost done with his lessons! He has a regular size guitar, but requested a taylor mini gs for Christmas. He thinks he'd like one for taking to parties and such. They're not quite as big, but still sound the same as a regular guitar. I thought it was a good idea for family reunions and such, so my sister and I are going halfsies on it for him. I think he'll love it! Do you have a music lover in your family? What are they getting?