Sunday, October 31, 2010

Music Monday part 2

This is MY song!!!! One day when I reach my weight loss goal and I get on stage, this song will be playing. This is my get me pumped for the gym song. I listen to it first any time I set foot in the gym. Gets my blood flowing and gets me in the mood to move some iron.

Music Monday part 1

Happy Halloween

Tonight was a good night overall.

We started the night about 7 when it started getting dark. Mason dressed in his bacon costume and Patrick as his egg (although Will thought he was a flower ha) and Kayla as a zombie skateboarder. We went with Uncle Donnie, Julie, Chase, Coby, and Will. Trick or Treating with both boys without a helper proved to be much harder than I thought. Hopefully next year I'll have help.

By the time we finished one side of the street my arm was dead and just as we got to the car Patrick's egg broke. I decided to take Mason home and since Patrick scrambled his egg I decided to try the bacon costume on him and it FIT!!!!

Once we got Mason home Kayla, Patrick, and I went back out. We stopped at 7-11 for drinks and went to two other neighborhoods and NOTHING not a single house with a light on. Blah

The best part of the night was coming home to find out I had won a raffle on facebook. If you like Skeeberbootique on facebook get ready for a bunch of new product because I just won...


So excited to get this in the mail!!! I can't wait.

I wish the Rangers were playing better tonight, and I wish my husband would answer his phone, but all in all it was a great night. Next week is full of getting stuff ready for our garage sale and then going to Arlington on Friday to look for a job and grab lunch with a friend. I can't wait!!!!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

And Here They Are

Isn't that the best looking bacon and eggs you've ever seen? They were a HUGE hit at the Trunk or Treat. A special thanks to Monica for Mason's costume. Check her work out at Cutsie Bowtique

Tomorrow we'll go trick or treating around the neighborhood. I decided not to dress the dog up because I won't be able to handle both kids and him by myself since Bob will be leaving about 5. At least he got to see them in their costumes tonight.

On second thought

I think I found the dress I want, and if I can find them the boots too.

Check it out at Macy's

I wish I could figure out how to get the picture so I could post it here, but it's not letting me, so you'll have to click the link.

It's That Time of Year

Time to shop!!!!!

Not for Christmas (although I need to do that too). I'm talking about District Meeting shopping.

Every year Bob's company gathers up all the new hires, interns, and higher ups in the company, along with their spouses and children and treats us to a couple nights of good fun, good food, and good friends. And don't forget all the swag (last year spouses got brand new New Balance shoes and the employees got iPod Nanos among other things).

We take over the hotel. No really, last year our party was in the lobby of the hotel. We had ice bars as far as the eye could see, we had a band, we took over every banquet room as well with HUGE candy tables, a couple sketch artists, every where you turned there was another bar (an OPEN bar at that). More food than we knew what to do with considering they fed us dinner before the party as well.

The spouses get to have fun while the employees are in meetings during the day as well. Last year we did team building (that was fun to watch us all falling all over each other and being silly) and then we did lunch with the Saucy Sisters.

So now that I fell off course talking about all the fun stuff from last year, let's get to the reason for my post. I need to start looking for District Meeting clothes.

Last year Bob was the center of attention because of all his weight loss. This year...this year is MY year. I want to look SMOKING!!! I want them to be like man that's Bob's wife. I wish I knew what the theme was this year so I knew if I needed anything special (like last year we needed jerseys of our favorite sports team, and the year before that we needed beach themed clothes).

What I do know is I'll need a dress, maybe two, but one for sure. Last year I wore a deep purple halter style about knee length with killer black heels. I am just not finding anything I want for this year. District Meeting is the second week in January so it's a little ways away, but with the holidays just around the corner I won't have much time to shop.

Lucky for us we don't have to buy Bob a new suit this year. Maybe a couple of shirts and some new ties, but that's about all he'll need. I on the other hand can't fit in my stuff from last year because it's all too big.

Any of my lovely readers have favorite places to shop for dresses? I'll need a cocktail dress and bonus points if you direct me to shoes that look good with the dress.

Remember I gotta look smoking! Bob should get on stage this year for a service award and when he stands up I want everyone to notice us. Not to mention I need to look good during the day time events too because I have a feeling I'll be talking about the new spouses group.

This year we'll be at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Dallas on January 12,13, and 14 I believe.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Can I survive the next 4 weeks?

My children have evolved into non sleeping, non minding, terrors. The house isn't quiet after 8 like ours was. Between Kayla's tv, the tv in the living room, two dogs, a cat, and a grumpy old man there is no such thing as quiet. Mason and Patrick haven't napped right since we've been here. Patrick only gets a few hours of sleep a night.

I HATE sleeping alone. No that's not true...I LOVE sleeping alone, when I'm in a big bed with tons of room. I don't have that here. I sleep on the couch. Which isn't bad, but I'd much rather be in a bed.

Add to this the fact that Mason is a teething beast and the only thing that has ever helped him are the Hyland Teething Tablets. Too bad they've been recalled. Tylenol isn't cutting it anymore and he is miserable which means everyone else is miserable too. If you've ever met my grandfather you know a screaming baby is not on the top of his list of things to listen to.

It's not like I can just get in the car and drive somewhere like I did in DFW. There isn't anything here. I've long lost touch with any friends I had here.

The ONLY thing keeping me sane is my upcoming trips to DFW. I wish I could go every day. Just turn up the radio and drive. *sigh*

Edited to add that I think my dad and stepmom are coming again tomorrow and I hope they bring my sister and nieces and nephew.

10 Months!!!!!

10 months ago today I was on my way to the doctor after having spent (I can't even remember how long I was there) in Labor and Delivery the night before. The doctor said I wouldn't be having the baby any time soon, go home and rest, and see you in a week.

Mason had other plans...

I'll save the birth story for his birthday blog post, but I wanted everyone to know that today I have a 10 month old.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Friday Randoms

  • When I eat chili I have to use a plastic spoon. For some reason metal spoons and chili make my teeth hurt.
  • In my family we have a birthday every month except for May and October.
  • I'm afraid of the really I am. I have to have a light on somewhere, even if it's just a bright alarm clock so long as there is some light
  • I have to GO TO sleep with a blanket even if it's 90 degrees, but within the first 5 minutes I have one leg out of the covers
  • If Kayla had been a boy her name would have been Ethan Michael
  • If Patrick had been a girl his name would have been Addison Vanessa
  • If Mason had been a girl his name would have been Rosalie Cambria
  • I want an English Bulldog and I will own one some day
  • I've given unmedicated birth twice, and have had multiple piercings, but I'm too scared to get a tattoo
  • I would kill for black jelly beans. They are awesome!!!!
  • Bob, Lindsey, Patrick, and Mason are allergic to chocolate.
Edited to add I mean Lindsey my step-daughter not Lindsey the BFF

1 day until I see my husband
2 days until Halloween
14 days until my birthday
4 weeks until I move back

WOW that's crazy

That's my page views for the week. My blog has jumped on unique page views in only one day. I LOVE the attention. Just a little bit more and I'll be able to review better products, offer better giveaways to my readers, and watch my google page rank go up. I might not have a lot of followers, but I have a lot of page views and that's just as important to some companies. I hope all my new readers enjoy their time here and find what it is they are looking for. If you'd like to see something specific you can always reach me by email. I do requests

Don't forget we have Friday Randoms tomorrow, we'll have the boys in costume pics on Sunday, and Music Mondays. Starting next week I'll also be doing Tuesday Thoughts, Wordless Wednesday, and Thursday Thanks.

Edited to add: it makes me sad that you can't see that nice spike in my page views today because of my blog layout, but it sure is pretty.

I want to try one of these

Taken from Instructables

The Color-Changing Martini

This drink smokes elegantly, changes from a calm blue to fuschia as it cools from room temperature to drinkably cold, and tastes like a dirty martini.

You'll need:
Gin (or vodka, for a vodka martini) ~ Vermouth ~ Dry Ice ~ Baking Soda ~ Red Cabbage

Red #$@%! Cabbage?
Yes. Red cabbage contains a water-soluble anthocyanin that is a pH indicator. At low pH (acid), it's red. It's purple at neutral pH, and goes blue then green as the solution becomes alkaline. You're not going to see the full range here, because we want the drink to be, well, drinkable.

To get the indicator, chop up a cabbage leaf, put it in a bowl with some water, and microwave until it's boiling (or just add boiling water and allow to steep). A purple pigment will stain the water.


Add a teaspoon of cabbage juice... I mean indicator solution - to the martini glass. Then add very small quantities of baking soda, just enough to turn the solution blue. Add gin (or vodka) and vermouth (~6:1) to the glass. You should have a pale blue clear liquid


Give the recipient the drink. Tell them to watch closely, then add a chunk of dry ice. It will sink to the bottom of the drink, and bubble away happily, slowly cooling the drink. It will also neutralise the baking soda and change the colour of the martini. See it in action in the video below:

The Color-Changing Martini from Osmcann on Vimeo.

Going Back

Talking to Bob we've decided that it will be best for the boys and I to move back to DFW. The plan is to move closer to my mom so she can watch the boys for me while I look for a job. I will probably start looking for a job during my next few trips back to town.

We'll be back the day after Thanksgiving, so while all you crazy people are out shopping Black Friday I'll be on the road. Hello no traffic!!!! Ha

I was starting to have anxiety attacks over being here. I was fine until I started on the road back to Abilene from Arlington this morning. About Ranger when I stopped to get a drink I started feeling bad. My throat swelled up and my chest got tight. I haven't eaten but a few bites of chili and some crackers and a muffin today. It was pretty bad there for a while. Thanks Lindsey for "listening" to me and understanding my feelings.

So the plan is go to DFW on the 10th for the KFS Quarterly Meeting (this is my spouses group), hang out with some friends on the 11th for my birthday (the big 27 woohoo) and then back to Abilene the night of the 11th. Back to DFW on the 15th to take Matt (mom's boyfriend) to the doctor, then back to Abilene. Leave Abilene the day after Thanksgiving. Bob flies out to Omaha on the 29th and I will take Matt to the doctor again.

I'll use my trip on the 10th/11th to look for a job, and it shouldn't be too hard with the Holidays coming up. I feel like a 2 ton weight has been lifted off my chest. I can breath and I might even try to eat again.

Now if only the Rangers would win I'd be good to go.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Big Reveal.....

So it's not Sunday, but these are too cute to not share right now. Wait until you see them on the kids though. Those pics WILL have to wait until Sunday.

HOW FREAKING CUTE ARE THEY? Patrick will be the egg and Mason will be the bacon. Thinking about making a biscuit costume for the dog.

Writers Block

I know what I WANT to blog about, but I can't do that yet. Stranger things have happened so maybe one day I'll be able to blog openly about it. I guess since I have no ideas for good blog posts I'll just talk about a few things I'm looking forward to this week.

I hope today and tomorrow just fly by. I have plans Thursday. I'll be going back to the DFW area solo (the boys will be staying here for the night). I have to take a book back to Cindy, and pay a couple bills. Then Thursday night I have my first mommy's night out that doesn't include "K" spouses. Not that there's anything wrong with my fellow spouses, but I feel like I can let loose a little bit more when I'm not representing the company. KWIM?

After having some mommy fun I guess I'm going to stay with Bob (if Phil says it's cool). That way I don't have to drive back to Abilene so late (or drunk if it gets to that point lol).

Friday is the cross town rivalry here in Abilene (E E E A G L L L E S E A G L E S go EAGLES). Come on Eagles, let's Black Out Cooper!!!! Would be nice to be out at Shotwell watching the game, but I bet tickets are sold out already.

Bob will be back in town on Saturday and of course Sunday is Halloween. I can't wait to show you the boys' costumes. It's a secret (unless you're on facebook and saw the picture of Mason's costume that Monica made him). I always do creative homemade costumes every year, but I don't tell because I don't want anyone local to steal my idea in case we do the costume contest.

Kayla won the contest one year for her Macaroni and Cheese costume and Lindsey (my step-daughter) won one year for her Box of Popcorn costume.

Well the Mini Munch (that's Mason's new nickname according to Kayla) is up and Ty needs to go outside so I guess that's all she wrote for now.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Music Monday

Thought I'd do something new and every Monday I'll post a video to a song that I can't get out of my head. This one I heard for the first time last night. It gives me chills. I love it.

I suppose I should add that it's currently on repeat on my iPod and I listened to it while I fell asleep :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Random randoms post

I had these on my facebook ages ago, but upon reading them again they made me laugh so I decided to share with my lovely readers. Enjoy!

*Nothing ticks you off more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

* I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

* There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

* I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

* I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

* I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

* How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

* I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

* Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

* Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

* I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

* Bad decisions make good stories.

* You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

* Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

* There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

* I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my thirty page insurance policy that I swear I did not make any changes to.

* While watching the Olympics, I find myself cheering equally for China and USA . No, I am not of Chinese descent, but I am fairly certain that when Chinese athletes don't win, they are executed.

* I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Darn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone
and run away?

* I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

* Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

* I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

* Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.

* I wonder if cops ever get ticked off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

* I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

* I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with liquor than with "Kay".

Saturday, October 23, 2010

This is where I'll be living


I have a love hate relationship with Abilene to be honest.

My last day in Lewisville

Tomorrow the boys and I move to Abilene. I don't even have anything packed and I really need to wash dishes. I am putting all that on hold this morning though so I can enjoy my last day in Lewisville. Bob is working and I have a play date this morning. This is one play date that I am going to miss when I go, but I'll come back every chance I have to get together.

It will take a couple trips to get all our crap. Wish I knew someone with a truck that didn't have a cover on the back that would help me move ;)

I hope Ty (our Dachshund/terrier mix),Sugar (their chihuahua/terrier mix), and Midnight (their cat) get along. At least Ty and Sugar are both fixed so we don't have to worry about any "terriershundhua" puppies.

In other news... hangovers SUCK!!!! and moving sucks even more.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Good Food, Good Friends, Free Beer, and


Tonight was the "K" Survey Family BBQ. The kids got to run around, get dirty, see the equipment, play with rocks, and drink sugary sodas. The employees were pretty cliqued up, DART on one side on Connector on the other. The three spouses that showed up were chatting it up while chasing down kids.

We had fajitas (steak and chicken), hot dogs, burgers, sausages, stuffed jalpenos, and sides. It was great food and best of all it was all free. There were three HUGE!!! coolers of beer and I imagine the single guys are still out there finishing it off.

Thanks Randy for cooking, and thanks Robin for letting the spouses know about it. We all had a good time and the boys (and Bob) are out cold.

Also a VERY important thanks to Lindsey and another AMAZING friend for texting me to make sure I made it home okay. It's been a while since I had a drink and I was a light weight tonight. I was pretty much done after 2 and I had 5 soooo yeah thanks for checking up on me. <3 you both!!!!

I would totally...

leave my husband for him. ;)

Nelly and Kelly Rowland Dilemma a little linky love for those that can't view the imbedded video.

Friday Randoms

Its so nice knowing that someone is thinking about you.

Perfection is an illusion...the greatest beauty lay within the flaws

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot.....and hold on.

No matter how hard you pinch the skin under your still NEVER hurts. I know your trying it right now...weird huh?

I want to sail to a far away island and drink margaritas on the beach.

When life has you questioning which road to take, which one, or which way, take a step back, reflect and listen to your heart

Be careful what you say to people on your way up... if your balloon pops you may have to encounter those same people on your way down.

My Friday Randoms:

I lost 11 pounds this week!!!! Which means I am now only 7 pounds up from when we moved from Brownsville.

My favorite color is pink (and black, white, and yellow)

My favorite food is pizza with a close second of Fuzzy's Tacos shredded chicken salad (oh how I will miss you Fuzzy's Tacos..."If it smells like a fish and looks like a taco it must be good" lmao

I love Chili's, hate Applebees

I want a Barnes and Noble Nook or an Amazon Kindle for my birthday

I cried myself to sleep last night

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I haz a sad

So due to some personal issues it looks like the boys and I will be moving out to West Texas for maybe 5 months. Hopefully less, but no more. Bob will stay here in DFW and come home on the weekends. The boys and I will also be coming back here twice a week because I refuse to give up my friends and play dates.

I finally met my Arlington reader and I enjoy our new play dates. I will also be coming back for any spouse functions, taking my mom and Matt to his doctor appointments, and any time I get a wild hair up my butt and want to come.

It's only 2-3 hours drive so not too bad really. This will save us quite a bit of money too so that's a plus.

Sucks that I won't have my husband home every night, but like I've heard myself saying a lot tonight. What can ya do?

I am not very happy, and I was angry there for a while. I'm probably awaiting a ticket for running a red light...umm yeah let's not tell Bob this part haha. I wasn't paying attention. I was crying, and I shouldn't have been driving.

I am going to miss my friends, but I promise I will see you all when I come to town.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I always like getting ideas for new songs to put on the Nano, so I thought I'd share some of the most played songs on my playlist for you.

Here is my top 25 played according to iTunes

Everclear Pat Green
Hotel Room Service Pittbull
Loven Me Nelly (reminds me of an important part of my past)
Say Hey Michael Franti
Gasolina Daddy Yankee
Don't Trust Me 3 Oh! 3
Sounds Like Life to Me Darryl Worley
Right Round Flo Rida
That Song in My Head Julianne Hough
Ignition (remix) R Kelly
Dirty Little Secret The All American Rejects
Grillz Nelly
Krazy Pitbull
Cinnamon Girl Type O Negative (this is MY song, one day when I'm on stage at a
fitness competition this will play)
Smile Uncle Kracker (really? I didn't think I listened to this one much)
Right Thurr Chingy
Blame It Jamie Foxx
Back that Azz up Juvenile
Dilemma Nelly (this one is important!!!!!)
Gives You Hell All American Rejects (this one has meaning to me)
Hey Ma Cam' Ron
Ride Wit Me Nelly
Take You There Sean Kingston
Blueberry Yum Yum Ludacris
Low Flo Rida (LOVE IT!!!!)

Anyone care to share some of their favorite songs? How about a song that really gets you going, maybe one on your workout playlist... One that really gets me going in the gym (besides Cinnamon Girl) is Rest In Pieces by Saliva!!!!

World Diabetes Day

In January 2007 I found out I was pregnant with Patrick and joined a website for expecting mothers and fathers. Upon joining the website I began to make friends with many ladies due around the same time as myself. Nearly 4 years later and I still have contact with most of these ladies.

One lady in particular I formed a great bond with. We would chat, text, email, call, and send gifts. We laughed together, cried together, and even had a period where we lost touch. I remember getting texts at 2 am from Niki while she was being treated for pre-term labor. I'd jump on the computer to update the rest of the board.

Niki went on to get pregnant again and gave birth 6 months before I had Mason. Little CJ was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes just before her first birthday. It's been a rough road for Niki and her family, but they have an amazing support system.

Please take a minute to learn about CJ's story and educate yourself on diabetes.

Sunday November 14th is World Diabetes Day!!!

Will you join us in wearing blue to show your support for Sweet CJ and the other 40 children who are diagnosed PER DAY!!! with type 1 diabetes?

You can bet the Tankersley family will be wearing blue!!!!!

We would also love to see photos of your blue posted on the facebook event page so Niki can print them out for CJ's memory book.

Swagbucks is the Community That Pays

On February 23rd I came across a site on one of my friends' Facebook pages.

Swagbucks is the web's premier rewards site. Powered by Prodege LLC, allows web users to earn virtual currency by doing the things they do every day - search the web, shopping at their favorite retailers, and by engaging in other activities such as phone recycling, submitting polls, and completing special offers. is the only place on the web to get what you want without ever having to spend a dime. (Taken from

When I first signed up I used all of my swagbucks toward a raffle (or Swagstakes) for a Los Lonely Boys autographed guitar. I didn't win that swagstakes so after that I started using my swagbucks for hot ticket items like gift cards.

Other than the occasional shipping charge I've gotten all the above items for free by using gift cards I received through Swagbucks. I earn on average $25 a month in gift cards from

Aside from my gift cards I've also redeemed swagbucks for toys for the kids and a new pair of cuff links for the husband from the swag store.

If you like getting stuff for free (and who doesn't?) you can click on any of the links to swagbucks to get started. If you have any questions I'd be more than happy to answer them or at least point you in the right direction.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I enjoy this

I enjoy seeing my page view count go up. I enjoy seeing my Google page rank go up. I hope you all continue to read my blog. I enjoy knowing direct links to my blog are being shared amongst you. I love seeing where all my readers are coming from. It gives me great perspective on who sees my blog.

So, thank you!!!!

And most importantly, thanks to my local readers. Y'all give me inspiration to blog every day.

What you can't see when you look at me

*I got this from a member of my message board who got it from a fellow blogger*

What you can't see when you look at me...

a girl who's biggest fear is failing her children
a girl that grew up way too fast and never enjoyed her childhood
a girl who survived an abusive ex husband
a girl who beat diabetes
a girl who was diagnosed with cervical pre cancer but treatment worked
a girl who has given unmedicated birth twice
a girl that has so much stress in her life she's barely hanging on at the end of the day
a girl who has been lied to, cheated on, betrayed, hurt, and stepped on more than once

What I hope you can see when you look at me...

A woman that loves her children more than life itself
A woman who loves working with her hands and has so much pride in her work
A woman that loves her friends and family and would do anything for them
My Smile!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

So who's taking me out?

As I said in my last post my birthday is coming up (November 11th). I am going to try to talk my husband into letting me go out with the ladies. So who's game? I want a night of tequila and fun.

Granted the night before will be full of tequila and fun too (K spouse event on the 10th and those are always full of margaritas, good food, and wonderful ladies and the occasional male spouse), but I'll be working that night so the 11th (or maybe the 12th since it's a Friday) I need to get my drink on lol.

Email or text if you're interested. I'd love to meet some of my local readers.

You only turn 27 once haha

5 Random Things About Me

1. I always keep lemon juice in the house because I get sore throats from sleeping with the fan on and if I drink straight lemon juice in the middle of the night I won't wake up with a sore throat. Strange, but hey whatever works right?

2. I will eat hamburgers, spaghetti and most anything else made from hamburger meat, but put meat loaf or meat balls in front of me and I'll likely stab you with a fork. Those are two of the nastiest things EVER. I will eat turkey meat loaf and meatballs from subway though. Anything else and NO WAY!!!

3. My favorite number is 11 because my birthday is 11/11 and if you add the last two digits of the year I was born you also get 11.

4. I once got in a fight at a red light because some chick yelled obscenities at my ex then walked up to the car and threw her lit cigarette at me. Even the cop sitting next to us was entertained by our fight. :P

5. I'm doubled jointed in all of my fingers. It's pretty gross looking haha

You're not welcome here...

Insomnia that is. It's 4:30 Monday morning and I can't sleep. This is getting old and fast. It's like as soon as I get up to 1. Make a bottle for Mason 2. Change a diaper 3. Take the dog out my body decides it's time to get up. My mind starts swirling of all the things I could get done RIGHT NOW! when the kids are sleeping.

I don't like washing dishes at 7 am Sunday morning, or blogging at 4:30 am Monday morning. I like to sleep.

So what woke me up this morning? A series of events really. My body is so in tune with Mason's schedule I now wake up 5-10 minutes before he does, I lay there in bed and wait for him to stir, get him up and change him (wish I was still cloth diapering so he wouldn't leak EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT, make him a bottle and put him back to bed (bad mama right here admitting I put my child to bed with a bottle), check on the dog (woot he doesn't need to go out), get back in bed and get all comfy, look up at the wall and there's a freaking bug (A.BIG.HUGE.UGLY.BUG) EWWWWWW, well so much for that plan, no way I'm sleeping anymore. My efforts to rid my room of said bug fell short so now I don't know where the bug is, but I'd rather find it when I am awake and can take care of it than to wake up with that thing crawling on me.

Makes me shiver just thinking about it. EWWWWWWWWWWW

I am so ready for a good night's sleep. Is it wrong I am counting down the days to after Thanksgiving so I can come home to an empty house (no kids and no husband for two nights)? I am so ready for that great sleep.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A couple things to keep in mind

When you post things on the internet anyone can see them. Even if you *think* you're posting them in a secure place, there is no such thing on the internet. So when you get a bug in your butt to run your mouth online keep a couple of things in mind...

1. Does this person deserve you running your mouth?
2. Does this person have your address?
3. Does this person know your full name, your husband's name, and your child's name?
4. Does this person know the most intimate details of your life? (including your husband's job)

Just a little food for thought.

Good night my fellow readers

Upcoming Review

I just got my samples of YoYo Lipgloss. I will be reviewing the samples sent to me and I will let you all know what I think.

Flavors to be reviewed:
Big Bounce Bubblegum
Girly Green Apple
Cha Cha Chocolate and
Kissable Kiwi

Stay tuned for the upcoming review.

A First For Me Today

*DISCLAIMER* Sorry for the bad picture quality, they were taken with the phone.

That would be my first ever homemade tortilla. I made it by hand all by myself (well Bob started the mixture, but I took over). It's not pretty and it's kind of thick, but I am proud of myself for learning something new.

They will go great with my homemade pico
Which I promise you, looks MUCH better in person than in this photo.

Along with my homemade tortillas and pico, Bob is making scrambled eggs, pork sausage, and potatoes. YUM!

I think I'll tackle tamales next. Just in time for the holidays.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I forgot what it was like... run errands without kids.

I left Mason and Patrick (and the stepdaughter) with Bob today so I could run a few errands. I was able to pick up some last minute things we needed for breakfast tomorrow (potatoes, and a rolling pin for homemade tortillas), buy Bob some cigarettes (Yeah he started smoking again. I did too, but I quit again), and wash my car.

Speaking of my car...

Sometime today someone hit it. I wasn't there when it happened and it wasn't bad, but now I have a HUGE ugly black gouge on the front bumper. It's the first freaking thing you see when you look at my car. I think I may cry now.

Anyway, my trip to run errands sans kids made me realize how bad I need a night out. We have another spouses dinner on November 10th, but I don't think I want to wait that long. Any local readers out there want to hook up some night let me know what's up and I'll get Bob on board watching the boys so I can join you for a little tequila.

Bob has "K" Culture School on November 30th and December 1st. I'll likely be leaving Mason and Patrick in Abilene after Thanksgiving and sleeping the whole time I have the house to myself. Now if I could just find someone to take my dog for the week because he still wakes up in the middle of the night too.

A-Z about me

  • Accent: I don't think so, but I know when I lived in Illinois they hated the way I talked.
  • Booze: TEQUILA!!!!!
  • Chore I Hate: Dishes
  • Dogs/Cats: Dogs
  • Essential Electronics: Oh man, The Mac, The iPod, The Nikon.
  • Favorite Perfume/Cologne: Vera Wang-Princess
  • Gold/Silver: White gold baby, white gold
  • Hometown: Abilene, Texas
  • Insomnia: Sometimes I stay awake most of the night just thinking. Sometimes I wake up way too early (like today, hello 4:30 am on a Saturday)
  • Job Title: MOMMY
  • Kids: I have three stepchildren Michael is 22, Casey is 20, Lindsey is 11 and I have three children of my own, Kayla is 10, Patrick is 3, and Mason is 9 months
  • Living Arrangements: WAY TOO SMALL apartment
  • Most Admired Trait: My most admired trait? I guess my ability to tell it like it is
  • Number of Sexual Partners: WOW a little nosey there aren't we? Let's just say it is more than likely more than you've had
  • Overnight Hospital Stays: Three births and being there when Mason had RSV :(
  • Phobia: I am scared of bugs, things that fly, and believe it or not I get anxiety over calling people I don't know
  • Quote: "Abs are made in the kitchen not the gym" "You can't out train bad nutrition"
  • Religion: Touchy subject don't ya think?
  • Siblings: 5 half sisters, 2 half brothers, 2 brothers-in-law
  • Time I usually wake up: When my Skeebs decides he's ready to play
  • Unusual Talent: I can't say I have any unusual talent, but I get shit from remembering details about a story or event, so maybe that's my talent
  • Vegetable I refuse to eat: Lima beans.
  • Worst Habit: Swearing. I can't stop.
  • X-Rays: Dental, knee, ankle, facial
  • Yummy Foods I Make: Everything I make is yummy
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Friday Night Funny Before I Go

This is what a Skeeber looks like after 7 hours of grocery shopping. Haha
Look at those thunder thighs :P

Update on my mom and Matt

I don't know if any of you are aware of what happened with my mom's boyfriend so I'll do some back story here.

The weekend before Patrick's birthday party I got a phone call from my grandmother. She said my mom had just called her and Matt had been in an accident.

Matt is a truck driver and my mom was on the road with him. Before hooking up to his next load he was checking the trailer to make sure it was clean. Another driver let off his brake and rolled back smashing Matt between his trailer and the one of the other driver.

He was airlifted to Vanderbuilt University in Tennessee. They didn't think he was going to make it. He had a collapsed lung, a shattered pelvis and a couple broken ribs.

Well long story short, he proved them all wrong and pulled through. Even the doctors were amazed. My mom transported him back to Texas so they could be with family. He's doing great getting around with his walker. He needs the chair sometimes, but when we saw them he looked great. Well he was still a little swollen from the drive home, but he looked great.

My mom gives him round the clock care which is awesome, but she'll need a night out when he's 100%.

I'm going to see them again on Tuesday so I can take him to his first visit with his doctors in Texas.

I am happy I've gotten back into blogging. I think knowing I have a local reader and the possibility I know this person IRL is making me want to blog more. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for a skin care review!!! Be ready for some hideous before pictures lol

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Random post of the day

I have the feedjit down there that tells me where my readers are reading my blog from. It amazes me that I have readers from all over the world. I've seen readers from just about every state in the US even Alaska (I miss you Cass). I had someone visit my blog from Moscow, that's pretty neat. I've seen some from Australia (I wonder if it's Caussie or Emi checking me out). I see someone visited from Arlington Texas. It is crazy that I have a local reader. I wonder if I know who you are.

Anyway, this is probably the most random blog post you've ever read, but I just felt like blogging and had no idea what to write about.

Ahhhh I almost forgot

I mentioned the new facebook page in my last blog, but I didn't tell you about it.

So I recently obtained a Yudu (google that, it's freaking AWESOME!!!!) So I am now making t-shirts and stuff. Errr I am GOING to be making t-shirts and stuff. I still have a little work to do to make them shop ready.

I've taken the link out of here because I have people that like to follow me around the internet showing their "E-Balls".

We'll be doing a giveaway when we reach 100 fans. Check it out and let your friends know. I am making bows, lovey blankets, jewelry, and soon I'll add t-shirts and onesies. As soon as I can figure the Yudu out.

All profit from sales will go towards Mason's head fund. We're about $1900 away from being able to get his helmet. OH YEAH, I almost forgot our insurance decided to cover the DOC band. But Cranial Tech is out of network so we have to pay our OON deductible and 40% of what's left over. It's still a lot, but better than $4000. I did a happy dance the day I got the news, then I cried like a baby.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This once a month blogging isn't gonna cut it

Has it really been a month since I blogged? I can't believe it. It's already October. Where has 2010 gone? Mason is over 9 months old. He's crawling backwards and trying to pull up on the furniture. EEK!

In other news we welcomed a new member to our family. His name is Ty and he was born in March.

Patrick had his first dentist appointment on Tuesday and he did so good. He even stood still for the X-rays.

Did I tell you I cut all my hair off? It's actually been a couple months since I cut it all off, but since I have turned into a once a month blogger (haha) I don't think I've shared it with y'all yet (unless your on my facebook, then this is old news to you).
I've had a couple people ask about my weight loss journey since I haven't mentioned it much lately. Well I'm sad to say I am at a stand still. I actually started gaining a little bit back. I'm still below where I started, but I am up from the lowest I got. Buying the car threw a wrench in our gym going. We hope to join up again in January and get back into it. I even had to throw about $300 in supplements away because they had sat for so long. It made me want to cry lol. I miss the days of going to the gym. I miss the feel of my muscles pulling. I miss stepping on the scale and being happy about what I saw. I even miss the days of boiled eggs, plain potatoes, and chicken. I've been eating like crap and it makes me sad. I know I have the will power to eat healthy. I HAVE to start again.

We have district meeting in January and I NEED to be dress shopping ready by December. Not to mention Bob has culture school next month and he needs to fit in his meeting clothes. Yes, even Bob has started getting a little thicker around the middle since we fell off the wagon. *sigh*

Other than that I guess there really isn't much going on in the Tankersley home.
Oh you may have figured out I got rid of the facebook page. You can still keep up with Mason's progress on Mason's Page on FB and I started a new page. Search for Skeeberbootique.