Friday, July 22, 2011

Fill It In Friday

1. The most spontaneous thing I've ever done was a midnight road trip to California with my cousin, Telly. We drove through the night, spent the day at driving to Hollywood and getting kicked out of Tiffany’s on Rodeo Dr then the next day we went to Disneyland all day and came home that night. That was before kids and boys.

2. The best gift I've ever received was my daughter, Jewellee.

3. A time that I was truly and genuinely surprised was when I was throwing a surprise party for a friend and it turned out see was throwing one for me, at the same time!

4. I can't leave the house without my cell phone and mascara .

5. My favorite day of the week is Saturday because it's a day full of possibilities. It's the one day where you can go yard sale-ing, or to a farmers market, anything you want .

6. Something that can always make me laugh is youtube!

7. My perfect day would include sleeping in 'til 9, but staying in bed reading a book until 10. Going to breakfast with Bry and Jewels. Then getting coffee and walking around downtown and stopping in all the little shops. Then going home and having a dinner party with friends and watching a movie. Simple, but sweet .

Friday, July 8, 2011


I need to vent, normally I keep most of everything to myself but I can't take it anymore and just need to get it out.

I am pissed. I mean really pissed. My mom left my Dad about at month ago, a couple days after she left my Dad I found out she has a boyfriend who is a dick, excuse my language. He's been married twice and had a girlfriend when I found out about him. HELLO Mom do you not see the red flags here? What an idiot, yes I called my mom and idiot. My parents have been married for 35 years, that is over half their lives and yes people fall out of love but that doesn't mean get a boyfriend and move out MOM. Marriage is hard, you have to work on it, you don't just walk out when times get tough. Talk about tough times, my mom and dad are gamblers, serious gamblers, they lost the house that my dad built for them because mom my screwed up so much they lost it and now for the past two years have been living in a trailer. My mom has been listened to her cackling hen friends about leaving my dad because she'll never win over the beer can, which is not true because he gave that up years ago for her. She disgusts me. She is in such a hurry to get a divorce from my dad because of this guy. I want to puke right now just thinking about all of this. I'm so mad that she would leave because she found a loser who has a gambling problem himself and will screw her. Screw that - screw the whole situation. She better not come running to me after he's beat her or left her for someone else. I will turn away and move on, just like she's doing. I know this is harsh but I seriously can't stand the situation. I'm done.

Wow, I feel better. I think I'll call her now and tell her all of this. Wish me luck.

The real Fill It In Friday

1. My plans this summer include staying indoors as much as possible during the day, its too hot to be outside during the day .

2. The best summer I ever had was when I was twelve and got to stay at summer camp in a town away from my own, I got to be my own person.

3. Summer is popsicles, fireworks, bare feet, fresh fruit, too hot and can be miserable in Arizona .

4. My favorite summer food is a burger right off the grill...or a fresh peach from Apple Annies straight off the tree, those are the best peaches.

5. The best way to quench a summer thirst is with a mojito. It's pretty much the most delicious thing ever. Sans the alcohol – lemonade spritzer.

6. My summer uniform consists of jeans and a t-shirt, once I lose weight it will be nothing but cotton, flowy dresses .

7. The best thing about summer is the opening of Apple Annies orchard and produce farm, heaven to me is walking onto the orchard first thing in the morning and smelling the fresh peaches, amazing .

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fill It In Fridays

I know today is not Friday but I love Fill It In Fridays so much that I'm going to do one today and one tomorrow :)

1. When I'm nervous I chew the inside of my cheeks. I scratch my head, embarrassing .

2. My favorite item in my closet is my forever21 super thin jacket, so thin you can see through it .

3. Watching the Food Network is my favorite thing to do when I need to relax.

4. My favorite childhood memory is camping every weekend at the Fish Hook .

5. Something you may not know about me is that I'm quarter native-american. Most people guess Irish...or just white. I don't blame them...I'm pretty pasty .

6. A true friend will tell you when you have food stuck in your teeth or when an outfit is "less than flattering". They'll laugh with you, cry with you, and will drop everything to have coffee with you when you're having a bad day .

7. Something I hope people think of when they think of me is that I am genuine and kind...and if they think I'm fun...that would be a bonus :) .

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July and Baking

WOW! This has been one big week of events! There was the Circus Saturday, visitation with my brother Sunday, and 4th of July Monday. The circus was a last minute idea, after leaving my job to stay home with my amazing daughter and to give the grandparents a break, we have had to cut back on activities by 100% or so, so anything big like this goes on a credit card so it takes a lot of decision making to decided if we do expensive activities. SO after a lot of conversation with the mister and friends we decided to go to the Ringling Brothers Circus and I'm glad we did!!! After we finally got Jewels to understand that all the commotion was being done for something huge to about to happen she was such a trooper! Once the show finally started (I insist on getting places early so we were about an hour early if not more) she was in amazement and had such a blast!!

Here she is cheesing it up!! 'CHEESE' With her cup of popcorn - that cup was originally a $10 snow cone that her Auntie bought her.

4th of July I started my new job, if you want to call it that, I now work for Gold's Gym Child Activity Center. I know its a total oxy moron that they would hire a fat person to work in a gym but I guess being its taking care of kids, it doesn't matter. I tookt he job for a few reasons, first and foremost, I get to take Jewels with me which is fantastic because she isn't really around any other kids so it will give her the social skills she needs. Second, Bry, Jewels, and I get free memberships. Third, I get free child care when I work out outside of my shift. It was an interesting day to start (a holiday) but believe it or not it was busy, these are some hardcore exercisers and I plan to use that as motivation.

Last night my bestie Nacole video taped me without me knowing on her cell phone and when I watched that video I was in shock!! I do not feel as fat as I look. I was so embarrassed. I am the person that I see on tv and think to myself how they can let themselves get that way. I am so ashamed of myself. Enough of the pity party....

So on the Fourth we had a huge monsoon storm, which I normally love, but it was a bad one! There was a powerline that went down a couple of blocks away and knocked our power out for 4 hours and of course it was dinner time. SO we decided to make the best of it and went to dinner then over to Nacole's house to relax before fireworks. We ended up going to one of the baseball fields in town where they were doing a show and waited, and waited, and waited - for an hour and a half. Just as we were about to go because it was so hot, humid, and late - they started. Last year Jewels slept right through the fireworks but last night she was terrified!!! Good thing we waited all the time for it to only last 15 minutes. I'm just thankful I got to see some - I LoVe me some fireworks!! BUT the storm also put a damper on me wanting to do sparklers with Jewels. SO we ended up doing them tonight. Jewels, Bry, Nacole and I went onto our driveway and lit some pretty fun sparklers, Jewels wasn't too thrilled about holding one but can you blame her? Nacole had never seen them so she had the most fun!

Tonight I also made the most delicious cookies ever! I'm not a fan of Nutella, though Bry and Jewels eat it on everything, but there were the best cookies especially if you like chocolate! I found the recipe on a fellow bloggers' site - its easy, quick and delish!!!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
1 egg
1 cup of flour
i cup of Nutella
1/2 cup of sugar

Mix all the ingredients together, the mixture will seem dry but mix to the best of your ability

roll into 1-2 inch balls and press onto a pan sprayed with non stick spray or lined with parchment paper

bake for 5-8 minutes

enjoy!! My family ate the whole dozen in 15 minutes, they are that good!