Thursday, October 30, 2008

throwing it all away

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Watching a sibling, who is an alcoholic slowly destroy & kill themselves with the bottle is sad, throw in a second one that is an can make you all kind of angry about many things.

know what I'malovin right about now????

My sugar free apple cider(15 calories a cup)and the smell of my home with my new pumpkin spice candle that Scott bought for me yesterday.
I don't say it mere enough, but I love my husband and his thoughtful ways.(don't get me wrong...he can really get on my last nerve a lot and more times than not, it is on purpose lol)
Sunday is our wedding anniversary.......17yrs. That is a long time and as much as I would love to say, we have really worked to make this marriage work, I can't. It just has.

I have been feeling a lil bit more "spiritual" lately. Maybe it is the holidays, maybe it is just the happiness inside me, maybe it is just how it is supposed to always be, i dunno, but regardless, Erica feels the candle inside her.
I tried to make a playlist with some gospel songs on it for my blog, but project playlist is being funny right now. Dangit!

I have so many things running through my head about now, but I gotta get my oatmeal in and some house things done, so I will end with this.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

6 random things about moi'

Ok, can't be left out of this meme going around.
Here are 6 random things about me.....

1. I was raised by my grandparents
2. I have never been inside a Starbucks (someone revive Blondie hehehe)
3. I have this thing, where I can't stand for someones feet to touch me.
4. I vacume my house at least twice a day
5. I am a bit claustraphobic
6. I do not wear a coat....a hoodie is aight, but never can I go a big coat. lol, what's up with that?????

This kid is a hoot!

At least give me a glass of wine

If ya plan on screwing me, at least light a freakin candle, summin. Yeah,
Erica is on the war path!
Weekly ads for my local stores came out today and I rushed over to Big Lots, per Scott's request.
They had StarKist Albacore tuna on sale for 50 cents a can. TUNA Pictures, Images and PhotosThey had the same sale on it a couple of weeks ago and he bought some, went back to load up and it was sold out. Well, I get there and the StarKist tuna they have for the 50 cents is NOT the Albacore. They had Albacore tuna, but not for 50 cents. I snagged the last five cans of the not 50 cents marked, supposed to be fiddy cents cans up and hightail it to the register. In my sweetest voice I questioned it. I got a bitchy azz response and all kinds of attitude. I was told I could speak to a mgr. but that I would have to step over to the other cashiers spot and wait for her. I said fine, just ring me up and I will see what she plans on doing about it. I waited and the heffa never came. I got mad, left and came home and emailed the company.
I would understand if they were already out....that is one hella deal. But they had the cans of tuna that was printed on the ad and the one they had marked for sale was NOT the one advertised.
I mean, right is right, right? I just hate being lied to or tricked......I would of got all snotty back with em, but I was not in the mood.False advertisement ! Pictures, Images and Photos

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Oh yeah she did....

I did end up having the McDonalds last night and it was delish. cheesebur Pictures, Images and PhotosI have not had beef or fast food in two months, so it is all good. I just will not be having it again for at least another two months or more. Too much of a good thing ya know.
I was scared what the greasy burger would do to me(not weight wise, but ya know, digestive wise*)....but my steel stomach was all good. lol I think the alcohol from the night before musta sucked up the grease.

The weather is soooooo cold here, it actually got in the 30's last night and is supposed to be even colder tonight. Bring it on!Cold Weather Logo Pictures, Images and Photos
I think I will make a pot of cabbage soup tonight......That is something that I love and it will stretch out for a few days for me.

Ya know what I was thinking this morning? I was thinking that I can say that I officially started my Christmas shopping already, ya know, with the new cell phones I ordered and put on my AT&T plan for the girls.And let me say, that is a first....I am a last minute shopper. whiteback Pictures, Images and Photos
Lindsay has already got her list started......she spent an hour on the Sally's website, picking out products. Alicia, she is a different story....she thinks we should just give her cash and lots of it. UHHHM, NOPE! I refuse to do that or to buy any clothing, except for bras, panties, and Victoria Secret jammies & hoodies.hi Pictures, Images and Photos

Monday, October 27, 2008

Some days....

you just have to throw caution to the wind and be
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Don't pitty

I will have to come clean and say the ill feeling is NOT from the season and the flu bug......I made chili last night(two pots....a pot with meat and one for me with the tofu. I had to try it again...still hate it! hehehe)
I ended up having a few beers and NO chiliMy Fave Durink! Pictures, Images and Photos...actually, I did not eat anything yesterday, except for two wasa light wheat crackers.
I am a lightweight now on the booze and so my ill feeling is of my own making, jus so ya know. lol
I woke up last night at 11:30, sick and empty feeling. I was up all night waiting for the nevah happend. Even as sick as I felt, I was thinking how great a fried egg sandwich would be. lol I would of ate one to, had someone actually cooked it for me.
I had my oatmeal this morning, but want summin sinful, like a McDonalds cheeseburger.
My eating has been on track and I am not gonna ruin it, but still*****

being sick....

The weather is sooooo cold and windy here today. I am ill, so it is a good day to grab a book and not do anything.
I have been trying to catch up on journals.....when you miss a couple days, you really get behind.
I ended up getting the cell phone thing taken care of this weekend and the phones should be arriving today. After all the searching and talking to CS, I still believe they have my account fugged up. I have gotten like 10 emails about my account and none of them show a change. Whatevah.
Today is NOT the day that I want to deal with more confusion ya know.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Well, say it aint so!

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I guess I do spend more than necessary on groceries. I have to shop for four people.
One of us(ME)is eating extremely healthy, two others(them girls of mine)eat only certain things, prepared certain ways, and then there is the other one(yeah, that would be Scott)who will eat anything.
I spent $118 the other night at the store, then spent 30 summin$'s at another place that had some good deals on my tea and tuna and wheat thins and that is not counting the toiletries(that aint groceries!)or the pet foods. Two cats, two dogs and a 55gallon, stocked aquarium. Plus the outside critters....bird feed and squirrel corn
Nor does this include our booze.....although we are really not much of drinkers anymore.
This does not include all the lil store stops along the week that we all make for those "oh, I need this or that" items.
I told Scott that I was gonna ask y'all about your grocery spending and he said, "sooooo, it does not matter what others spend....we have only so much that WE can spend" After reading all your comments, I am just gonna drop that subject. hehehe
I was gonna make chili tonight, but realised that I do not have the corn chips, sour cream or cheese to go with. hhmmmmmm. Those lil things add up and I don't want to add insult to injury with the whole grocery debate here on the hill.

cat on scale Pictures, Images and PhotosOn a some what different note. Last night, Scott comes in to the living room and said that he weighed himself and that he lost 10lbs! I should be happy and really, I am, but DAMN! I am the one that has not been eating meat and eating extremely healthy, so healthy that I scare myself. lol I have not gotten back on the scale and will not for another week or so. I feel that waiting so long between weighing just makes me keep on keeping up the healthy eating. As crazy as it sounds saying this, I do have to say, something is different this time, I feel like I am not deprived, I feel like I am satisfied, I feel GOOD! I am never, ever going to get back in the bad choices again.....EVER!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


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How much do you normally spend on a weeks worth of groceries?
I am curious as to how much other families spend on groceries....ya know, since I am spending more than necessary! Hating Scott today, spread the word. lol
By the way.....I heard more than I cared to about those damn canned veggies on sale and so when dinner was over, I headed to the store and got a mess load of em. These bitches are gonna be eating canned veggies at every freakin meal! (I can't wait for Scott to hear the bitch'N from the girls....they are frozen/fresh only veggie eaters, but Scott does not believe it. mmmmhhmm*whatevah)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Oven Fried Chicken...

Fried Chicken Pictures, Images and PhotosI am making this for my honey and kids tonight.....They love fried chicken and liked the oven fried version that I made the last time so that is what's on the table @ 5:30 here on the hill.
I have not decided what I am gonna eat.....maybe some sauteed spinach or summin. I dunno, but I have plenty of choices available. I is Setteded up fo success~~
I know what is for desert....white seedless grapes! I found that lil ghetto store ad this week and they had them on sale for 99cents a lb. How freakin cool is that? lol
Yeah, I said it.....freakin cool man!
I was able to get into a pair of my fat pants this weekend, "fat pants" that were no longer fitting my even fatter ass lately, and I was so excited.fat pants Pictures, Images and Photos I really am doing this y'all. (again)
Did I mention my addiction to hot tea lately?
I have purchased 5 new boxes of herbal tea and am just about as giddy over these finds as the damn ghetto grapes.

Life is soooooo good!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Where has Erica been?

Well, I am still alive, but barely. lol
Thursday afternoon, I get a call that my sister is going to the ER with chest pains......I was sitting by the phone, waiting to hear the worst and ready to bolt.
Turns out she did not have any problems with her heart(she has heart trouble)but she has pleurisy and some other things going on.
Friday.....Was just WOW! lol Scott decided to call AT&T and try to work a deal.
Well, after an hour and a half on the phone with live help, he ended his conversation with insults to the man and talking to his supervisor. I really can't blame Scott this time. Scott told the man what he wanted and asked was it possible, the man said yeah and changed all kinds of things on our cell phone plan and home plan and even our internet, to only say NO, he could not do what they originally talked about!!!
We then went and had lunch and gambled a lil at the casino and then decided to go entry door shopping. NIGHTMARE!
No door was purchased, but we had an idea of what we wanted and the price range.
Saturday, we went to another place to look at doors and after dealing with Scott's lil wishy washy self, I just told the man...."get me that door, I will take that one"
Scott asked if I was sure and I said YEAH! ENOUGH of the friggin doors ya know. lol
We thought that we would just use our old door frame that is super heavy duty....NOT!
We, and I mean Scott the new hardware up and then the door and the frame was off, the door did not match up. As we sat here trying to figure out how to rig it up, my sister calls and tells Scott to call her FIL and he could prolly help.
Normally, Scott would not ask for help, but it was to the point that I had no front door and night time was gonna be here soon.
He tucked his tail, made the call, and within the hour.....I has me a new door on a new door frame!
We celebrated by drinking too much on the front porch, using our front door. lol
We nevah, evah use the front door, so it was nice. Hell, we even ordered pizza and used our front door. Neither one of us had eaten a bite all day and so the beer kicked in quick and by Sunday morning I was hung over big time. NOT fun.
Specially since I needed to get a lot of stuff around the house done fro the week.
This coming weekend is when we are supposed to install the storm door......I may start drinking first!
Going to try and catch up on journals today.
Lovin this weather here.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

3 hours!

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This is how long I sat in the bedroom, locked up with Scott, searching online for cell phones for him and the girls. I am a flip flopper and I can appreciate anyone that will analyze things, but damn! Scott just can't make up his mind these days.
When all was said and done.....I did not place an order for the phones.
He had me so uptight and just ready to say F it! (actually, I think I did say that lol)
He would ask me what I thought, then want to question that answer.Decisions Pictures, Images and Photos
I don't know if it is old age creeping up or what, but this is just getting worse with him and not just about big decisions or commitments, but just simple chit.
I dread going shopping Friday to pick out my front door and the storm door. Oh, and now he wants to look at security lights and new light fixtures for the front porch and back porch. I don't see this going well at all.
Maybe I should play my time of the month card.....hehehe

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I guess I should of mentioned it....

I thought I would voice my opinion on the upcoming election.......I still don't know.
I really am so confused. I see good in both and yet I still have my doubts in both.
Reading all that the media puts out and then listening to them just really makes my brain swell.
I do know one thing.....I'm NO fan of Sarah Palin at all. SHE is the biggest reason for me not wanting to see McCain in the big house.
Am I alone on the confusion? Does everyone else seem to know exactly who they are voting for and why?

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Palin's criticized other politicians for shady business, some good house cleaning has revealed a few skeletons in her own closet.

She's taken trips on the city's tab, utilized office resources to fundraise, accepted money without disclosing it, and in an upsetting abuse of power, pressured the state public safety commissioner to fire her sister's state trooper ex-husband.

The ex-husband was never fired, but the commissioner was.

Democratic state Representative Beth Kerttula admitted that she's frightened of Palin because "It's all about the power" and "She doesn't seem to know where the boundaries are."

Palin has actually done a little ethical straightening up in office, by tightening up state ethics laws, providing more information to taxpayers about state spending, restrictions on lobbyists' giving, increased disclosure requirements for public officials, and posting state spending details on the Internet.

-Although she's criticized other politicians for giving companies too much government control, she appointed the founder of an engineering firm to head of transportation

-She's helped friends and contributors land state jobs

-She's accused of misusing office resources to campaign against a voter referendum for tighter mining regulations, while her husband Todd, accepted a free trip from a mining company to view new site proposals

Democratic state Representative Mike Doogan said her flighty ethics are "insulting to those of us who have always done the right thing.

whatch cuttin back on?

With the economy the way it is today and people just not sure on what is going to happen next, I was wondering if there are things that any of y'all are doing to cut back on expenses in your everyday lives?
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in a fog

This morning, I am in a bit of a fog.MIND FOG BUTTON Pictures, Images and Photos
I had that headache, that did not go away and so I popped some Tylenol pm and it just had me loopy last night and drained this morning.
That stuff is just not for me.
I guess the fact that I took it on an empty stomach was prolly no help. lol
Did anyone watch GMA this morning? I'm talking about the new throat cancer, the one caused from HPV virus that is transmitted through oral sex.
That is so scary.....all I kept thinking about is, how "popular" oral is among young people today, it is not considered something big, not even as intimate as kissing.(so they said on Oprah a while back lol)it is just casual to them.
Times really do change, don't they?
I have had problems with my throat, my left tonsil actually, and I looked at Scott and he just shook his head and said "not likely" heheheh yep, he's right!oral Pictures, Images and Photos

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

who needs real sketti?

Last night, I made a pot of spaghetti sauce with meat for the family and since I am not doing the meat thing much, I made a separate sauce with sauteed garlic & onions, spinach and diced Italian maters. I did add a lil whole wheat pasta to make it complete and it was soooo good! And it was very low in calories. I had the leftovers for lunch today.
For some reason, I have been a bit hungry today and I feel just BLAH :-/
I have a slight headache, because I am trying to change cell phone plans through AT&T(I have an individual plan and am gonna go with adding Scott and the girls to it....this will be one of the girls Christmas gifts, new phone and a plan)
Scott, he is the source of the headache, he keeps insisting that he can talk to them and get them to waive the activation fees and throw in free cell phones. I found some cell phones they offer for free, but not the ones that I think the girls will like or just not in the color they would like and then I made the mistake of sharing that with ole bargain britchez himself.
Hey, I aint knocking my man, he is a bargainer. He once called Dominos(tipsy) and said he had 10 dollars and wanted two large supreme pizza's with french dressing on the side and after they laughed and he said he was serious and joked with them....they freakin delivered his order and collected 10 dollars. He has a way.
But yeah....I may have to pop some tylenol tonight, just to deal with him and AT&T.


This is a matter of opinion and opinions are like ( well you know ) everybody has one.

My personal opinion?
A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine that America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves.

Pause a moment, reflect back.

These events are actual events from history..

They really happened!!!

Do you remember?

1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male extremist.

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim male extremists.

3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim male extremists.

4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim male extremists.

5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim male extremists.

6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim male extremists.

7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens , and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim male extremists. ( remember the pilot of this flight was from Richmond , MO )

8. In 1988 , Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim male extremists.

9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by Muslim male extremists.

10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim male extremists.

11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim male extremists.

12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim male extremists.

13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by-- you guessed it-- Muslim male extremists.

Now, I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people... Absolutely No Profiling!

They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the President's security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim Males alone lest they be guilty of profiling.

According to The Book of Revelation:

The Anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40's, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal....the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, he will destroy everything.

And Now:
For the award winning Act of Stupidity Of all times the People of America want to elect, to the most Powerful position on the face of the Planet -- The Presidency of the United states of America .. A Male of Muslim descent who is the most extremely liberal Senator in Congress ( in other words an extremist ) and in his 40's.

Have the American People completely lost their Minds, or just their Power of Reason ???

I'm sorry but I refuse to take a chance on the 'unknown'
Candidate Obama...
Let's send this to as many people as we can so that the
Gloria Aldreds and other stupid attorneys along with Federal Justices that want to thwart common sense, feel ashamed of themselves -- if they have any such sense.

As the writer of the award winning story ' Forest Gump' so
Aptly put it,
'Stupid Is As Stupid Does'

Each opportunity that you have to send it to a friend or
Media outlet... do it!
Or again. . . Just delete if you disagree.

maybe adding a private blog

HMMMMM! just thinking that I may need to do a private blog....along the lines of my Southern Comfort blog, where I can vent on the happenings of the hood. lol
A lot of things have happened and are happening now that I have not vented about.
Just maybe.....

For Heather.....

Heather, over @ corset, asked for some participation of her readers and so here is my answers to her questions.

1. I have several bible verses that I have committed to memory that give me strength when I am discouraged. Can you share a few of your favorite? Or maybe just a quote or passage or song lyric that you find empowering?

I do not have any certain verse, quote or lyric that I find empowering, but I do know that when I am feeling low, or strugglin I just listen to the song Beulah Land and it makes me cry and miss my Paw Paw, who instilled any bit of religion into me and it gives me strength to know that this is just worldly issues and that one day, my land away from these troubles awaits.

2. What would you consider your "lean" years as far as finances are concerned? Many might say college - or when they were newly married. Tell me about your hard times and how you survived... ramen noodles? I may glean some tips that help us get through!

NOW! lol, Money is very tight and does not seem to stretch, like it has in the past. This new company that Scott works for is not one of the better ones that have been in place. I have never really had "lean years" I guess. I was raised by my Granny & Paw Paw and they did not have financial struggles and then I married Scott in my early 20's and have been fortunate to always have the necessities in my life. Times have been better at some times, than others, but we have never been on any type of govt. assistance or gone hungry, cold or without. I consider myself LUCKY to have been able to stay home and raise my girls, it was just a matter of giving up certain luxuries that a second paycheck would provide.

3. I'm interested in your love stories. It's discouraging to not be "lucky in love". My first marriage was abyssmal. My second marriage was, without a doubt, the greatest disappointment I've ever faced. I want to hear stories about how you may have given up on finding someone special and ended up meeting him...

Once again, I guess it was luck.....I met Scott on May 20, 1990 and was married on November 2, 1990 and it has been true bliss* lol, don't get me wrong, we have had our share of "disagreements", but never about anything that would cause me to look at him in an unfavorable light.

4. I'm loving having TV again after 3 weeks of not really watching. I'm a big tv junkie. My favorite show right now is Jon & Kate Plus 8... what show are you watching obsessively and why?

I'm really into The first 48, Mysteries of the ER, Docta G, medical examiner, Survivor, Desperate Housewives, Bridezillas

5. I'm also a big magazine reader. I love People, Shape, Self, Weight Watchers, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping... lots and lots of random mags. What magazine do you never miss? Why?

I like any of the gossip mags. and I have several delivered to my home.....Thanks Scott!!! lol

Monday, October 13, 2008

Well Hell!

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Who would of thought that doors could cost so damn much?
I have in my mind the kind of door I want, but I don't have the budget to match it.
The door I wanted is almost 2k....yeah, I was thinking more like 2hundred lol.
It's cool, it is just a damn door and actually, we do not even use our front door, we always use the side door.
As we were watching Desperate Housewives last night I saw that one of their housed is the same colorish green that we painted. Remember, I said same "COLORISH GREEN" house does NOT look like one of the sprawling homes on wisteria lane.....maybe the size of the garage or summin lol.

We had to go to the grocery store last my house was pretty barren.
Seriously, we had NO milk, eggs, sandwich meat, bread, meat of any kind, nothing but oatmeal, yogurt, natural peanut butter, sugar free jello, fat free pop corn, fruit out the azz and a box of un opened Total wheat flakes with raisins. lol, I did not see a problem ,but the kids and Scott were a lil pissy about it.

OMG! I hate, hate, HATE going to the grocery store with SCOTT!
He is like an old person, with nothing better to do than, to walk around and pick stuff up and examine it. OMG!!! I prolly earned my devil horns last night with all the bad thoughts and verbal names I was projecting toward him....seriously!
I mean, if you have to eat bologna, why not just not worry about the sodium and calories in is BOLOGNA.funny laughing old man animation Pictures, Images and Photos The bitch got turkey bologna* whatevah

My home now has food in it. Not stocked, but enough for the week maybe.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

About them-there pictures

I am gonna share pics of the paint job, but I want to wait until my new door and shutters are up......I actually tried to take pics of Scott in the full swing of painting to show ya'll, but I could not locate my camera.(seems Lindsay had it in her purse....her camera card was full and my camera was there, soooooo lol)
Granny came by today and saw it and said it looked better than she thought it would......she also suggested that I get a RED door* hmmmmmm NO! lol, actually, I have wanted a red door, but several people in the area got new doors in RED, sooooooo.

Sore Sunday

Well, the house is painted and it is GREEN! lol
I love it, and gonna love it more when my new door is installed, and the new shutters on the windows are installed, and when I get my new back porch furniture, and when I get my new swing, and, and......LOL, I was really so excited and pumping all this out to Scott, when I took a breath and actually saw the look on his can imagine. Him, paint covered and exhausted, listening to me making a longer honey do list. lol I had him barbecued ribs & sausage cooked and cold beer waiting, when that paint brush was finally chucked in the garbage. It was all good.
This is the first year that I have not put out Halloween decorations...I may stick a few out the week of Halloween, but nothing like I normally do.
This painting the house has been so long going, because of years of neglect...our fault. lol but the house has been wire brushed, caulked, primed and painted with some good paint. We were talking about how much money we saved doing it ourselves.(Scott is the "ourselves" part lol)
Were were quoted 3K to do this work and that did not include the wire brushing...they would pressure wash and it did not include the price of how much caulk would be needed. So we saved a hella lot!
OK, lets talk diet/weight loss.
I shared my grief and not so much of it, in my previous post on how well I felt and how well I was doing with my new way of nourishing my body and yet had not lost anymore weight. Well, I got on the scale yesterday and had a lil over a 3lb loss.
Hey, this is gonna be a slower process of loosing weight than it has ever been for me, but it is one that is gonna last and one that I know I can live with...and it is about living ya know.
Well, off to online shop for stuff.....

Thursday, October 9, 2008

who knew

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Who knew that holding a ladder could wear someone out. lol
We started painting the house today....well, Scott painted and I braced the ladder.
Living on a hill is great at times, painting, yeah, that is NOT one of those "times"
12ft extension ladder, uneven ground, ERICA in charge of bracing a ladder.....this just has disaster written all ovah it!
I did not paint today, it was just getting the high parts painted.
We went with a deep olive green and it looks like I am gonna really like it.(unlike the blush color that turned out purple.....WOW!)
Well, I am pooped and waiting for my shower......somehow I got paint all over me, even though I did not actually pick up a paintbrush.paint can and paint brush Pictures, Images and Photos

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

WTF is wrong with our children these days?

This can't be true! Can it??????


According to The National Enquirer, the 17-year-old former star of Zoey 101 is 8 weeks along, a mere 3 months after giving birth to her first baby, Maddie Briann.

Oops! She did it again!

Lynne Spears apparently hit the roof when she found out and family and friends are urging Jamie to end the pregnancy. It's already difficult being being a teen mother to one kid, but to two?

Morning sickness while breastfeeding?!

When Jamie missed her period and a home pregnancy test kit came back positive, she "cried her eyes out," a source tells the mag.

Jamie apparently thought she couldn't get pregnant while she was still breastfeeding, but didn't she learn anything from her big sister?

We need to better edumicate the children of America about reproduction, y'all.

The family was trying to keep it a secret to everyone, including the baby daddy - but too late!

It's called a condom!!!

We can't wait to see how this will all pan out!

What a night

Last night was horrible and I am dragg'N ass today.
I was no tired and after tossing and turning, I just got up and came into the front living room to read.
The damn batteries in the smoke detector started going out, because the alarm kept making that screech noise. I thought Scott would get up and take the batteries out and all would be good.
NOPE! He was out. It had Nolerbeanz shaking and crying. I got a chair and hoisted my big butt up and took it down and ripped the batteries out.
Nola could not settle down and just wanted outside.
I was NOT letting her out, because I knew she would not want to come back inside and I would be on the couch all night, waiting.
All I kept thinking about was Myra and that damn bobcat and what would get Nolerbeanz outside. lol, I doubt it would be a bobcat, but we do have opossums that wonder up in the night.
I ended up falling asleep on the couch anyways and woke up this morning, after only a couple hours of sleep, with my hips killing me.
I ended up having to take some ibuprofen and cranking up the electric blanket and crawling in bed under the blanket to get my hips to ease up. I thought for sure, that with all this healthy eating that this go round of TOM would be a piece of cake......NOT.
Let it be known, Erica, is NOT in a pleasant mood.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

guts or balls?

Guts or Balls? There is a medical distinction. We've all heard about

people having guts or balls, but do you really know the difference between

them? In an effort to keep you informed, and to alleviate further


the following definitions are listed below:

GUTS - Is arriving home late after a night out with the guys, being met by

your wife with a broom, and having the guts to ask: 'Are you still


or are you flying somewhere?'

BALLS - Is coming home late after a night out with the guys, smelling of

perfume and beer, lipstick on your collar, slapping your wife on the butt

and having the balls to say: 'You're next, Chubby.'

I hope this clears up any confusion on the definitions. Medically speaking,

there is no difference in the outcome, since both ultimately result in death.

spill the beans people

What is for dinner at your house tonight? Are you cooking or eating out?
I am fixin a breakfast dinner.
I have bacon,sausage,buttered grits,scrammbled eggs and homemade bread.
Not that I am eating any of that. lol
I will be having a toasted piece of whole wheat bread with an over easy, poached egg, on top. Maybe a few slices of apple on the side.
I normally do not fix high fat/calorie dinners like this for the family, but it has been forever since they had bacon.

Banking question....

Say you get your payroll check and you go to your bank and just want to cash it.
Does your bank insist that you have at least half of the amount that the payroll check is made out for in your checking account?
Or, or ya ignant and don't really know? lol

These things just don't "HAPPEN"

I have a neighbor, that every once in a while(a lot lol I have a key to her place) lately has asked me to go over and take care of her animals.......1 dog, 3 inside cats and 1 outside cat.
Yesterday, she called and asked if I could go today at lunch time and let the dog out and so on. I said yeah, no problem. I have told her that I will do this and she is not to pay me, but she said if she can't pay me, then she can't ask me to do it.
I get over there today and she has the money and a bag, with a note, asking if I could use these items inside.
I open it and find two full boxes of She does not even know of my newfound love of the stuff!
Thing is, Tom showed up this morning and I had no desire to make a trip to the grocery store,in my "condition" but I had eaten the last of the oatmeal this morning and needed to go.
Miracles people! If it is a box of gifted oatmeal or something we would consider much more grand, the fact is.......Miracles are taking place in our lives every day and we best start noticing them and quit ranting on about BS.
ppppst* to bad she did not have some stocked up tampons lol, I would of roughed it up to go get that oatmeal, but Scott is gonna have to do a tampon run after work.

If ya had to.....

What are your three favorite food items....I don't mean sketti& meatballs or anything mexican, I mean individual items.
Mine, these days, would have to be

*Natural Peanut butter


Monday, October 6, 2008

since I got time....

Scott is in the den, watching the Saints game, the girls are in their rooms, grounded from the computers and I am snuggled up in my cozy bed, fixin to watch a movie.

I thought that I would come here and talk diet......As ya'll know, I started off, once again to eat better and get this weight off.
I am happy to say, I have been doing great still with the health eating.
I am eating my oatmeal every morning and really eating mostly veggies and fruit.
Being that I have not met a veggie I did not like.....this is not a problem. I thought I would miss meat, but to be honest, i have not missed it once. I mean, don't get me wrong....I have had meat, I am never gonna be a vegetarian.
The one thing that is bugging me is the fact that my weight has not gone down.....I did loose those few pounds, but no more since that.
I know that I am NOT going to get this weight off, unless I buck up and start moving. Just the facts man.
I feel so much better and though that is not all this is for me, the feel good, hell, I could feel real good with a bottle of wine and cheese lol
It is a start and it is a change and it is one that I know that I can and will keep up.
I found an ad for a grocery store that is not in the best part of town, but had 3lbs of Rome apples on sale for 3 bucks. They also had a bag of navel oranges for 4 bucks. I am gonna have to keep my eye open for their lil ad. Fruit is so damn expensive!

That kind of mood....hehehee

I'm not

Back is better...

My back is better, but I think I am gonna pull it out again, after picking up the mess that everyone has left for me.
It is a gloomy day here and the freakin humidity is horrible. I wish it would just rain already, my grass needs it terribly.
As soon as I finish this load of laundry I am gonna fix my crew dinner early and grab a long shower, then veg out with a movie or just finish up some books laying around here....Scott is gonna be watching the Saints.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

moan'N and groan'N

This back of mine has just ruined my weekend.
The family is sick of hearing me moan and groan and has lil sympathy for me. Bastards! lol
I got up yesterday and was in a good mood, because my back felt ok, still a lil sore, but better ya know.
Well, come a couple hours later and the pain was back and as bad, if not worse.

I guess I would get some sympathy from these people, had I been actually doing something physical to pull the muscle, but naw, I was just in the shower, conditioning my hair when it took place. lol

Friday, October 3, 2008

muscle pain

I pulled a back muscle a couple hours ago and I am in so much damn pain, pain that has me sick to my stomach.
And today is casino day!
I can't stand up straight and when I turn certain ways, the pain about makes me scream.
I best win a damn jackpot today........

Thursday, October 2, 2008

six pack Joe

ya think he is talking politics?

say what?

Did Biden just start his answer the the question.....blah blah blah, are whatever you asked????
But hey, they both love Israel :-/

Ya'll watching right???

I am here watching and having my own debate with Scott on it all.
Revelations 3:8

When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly! 'The power of one sentence! God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor. If you believe. God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close.

Much better today....

I woke up this morning with my throat feeling "normal", guess it was just my allergies and not the lil sick kids at the pediatrician.
The weather has been so beautiful chilly in the morning that I was able to open the windows and air out the house.(my allergies will not like this)
Poor lil ole Nolerbeanz. She is already having a hard time with the temps dropping.
I told Scott that this weekend she was getting her winter wear and some boots!
She has gotten fat just like her momma and nothing from last year fits.
She had to be made to go off the porch this morning to take care of business.
That lil heffa was gonna hold it and save it for the so called "accident pad" we leave out for her "I will not be completly potty trained self"

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I knew it!

My left side of my throat is swollen and itchy.
I knew that I would end up getting summin from those lil snotty nose chillen at the pediatric office yesterday.

Sweet N Sour Simease

holding on by a thread

I have been in a funk all damn day.
I am dealing with pms and it is really kicking my ass about now.
Trying to NOT give into the sweet tooth, but I have to admit, when I was just having a light Banana Cream Pie yogurt, all I kept thinking was that I bet a warm home baked oatmeal cookie would be good with this. I am pitiful people, pitiful I tell ya.

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