Sunday, February 24, 2008

I've got the umpies.

A bad case of them too.

I've been in bed sick for almost 3 solid days now and I have to admit that I'm looking pretty rough. But The Man came to me earlier and told me I have the umpies! As in the dumpies and frumpies. Apparently he didn't approve of my nappy hair, bad sick breath and 3 sizes too large sweatshirt. Hmph.

So I'm taking my umpie self to curl up on the couch and watch the Academy Awards and imagine I look like some Hollywood star! :)

Ha! Umpies-B-Gone.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

To warm you....

on a chilly day. Here is a super easy recipe for basic muffins. The best part is that you add in the flavors you want.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, melted (I substitue half applesauce here to keep calories down)
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries or chopped apples or chocolate chips or skip the fruit and use a dash of cinnamon or chopped peaches... you get the idea here.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, egg, and butter; mix until ingredients are moistened, do not overbeat. Stir in fresh fruit. Spoon batter into twelve greased muffin cups.
Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Serve warm.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Well I was going to post today and annouce that I'm once again motivated to lose some weight. I don't have a lot to lose fortunately, but 10-15 lbs. would do wonders for me. I joined a fitness program which I'll blog about later and I'm ready to kick the lazies and get fit(ter).

And then the irony comes. The Man walked in from work with several boxes of Girl Scout cookies! Aargh! I never buy them because I just know I'll be tempted. But he bought some from someone at work and they arrived today. Oy. I guess I'll just have to work out harder because I'm sure as heck not gonna let good cookies go to waste!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Rock on!

with your itty bitty kid self. I think this is so cute and I love the little rockers in it.

Friday, February 8, 2008


If you have a Walgreens near you, this is a great deal.

Just for today(Thurs 2/7), Friday(2/8) and Saturday(2/9) (ONLY!)you can order the family pack - which is 1 8x10, 2 5x7s and 4 wallets for FREE at Walgreens on -line. You can only pick one pose. . The code to enter is VALENTINE.

Just upload your picture, select the family pack, enter the code and it's done! Then you can pick them up at your nearest Walgreens store.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Where oh where

has my creativity gone? There are times when I'm just bursting at the seams with creativity and have so many ideas in my little noggin that I can't get them all created quickly enough to make room for more ideas to enter. Now is just about the opposite of that. I'm searching every last corner of my head for something fabulous to make and nothing is being found. Why is that?

On a completely different note, this is gross.

It's Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper and it's not good. The Man was very kind when I sent him to the store to help me with my chocolate craving but he brought this home and it's just not good. Fortunately for me he also got some Dove dark chocolates. haha! But I'll go ahead and give you the head's up to save your money on this drink. Ick.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Hmm, well the goal was not to make this a depressing blog but somehow I keep heading that direction...

Even large doses of caffeine are not picking me up today.

I had to cancel my walking date with my girlfriend because of the weather.

It's gray and wet outside and we're expecting up to 12 inches of snow later. I can only hope that it's a pretty snow!

The toilet backed up today. (great blog you're reading here, isn't it?! haha!)

The Baby is running a fever and is letting his inner monster show.


I think I need to do some online retail therapy. That always cheers me up. Look out ebay and etsy because mama's coming and there's money in her paypal account!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Come on Spring!!

This is the time of year for Spring fever and boy is it ever kicking in for me!

I'm tired of the snow. I'm tired of bare trees. I'm tired of seeing my breath when I go outside. I'm tired of brown grass and gray skies.

Bring on the color! I'm just so anxious for flowers and new growth I can hardly stand it.