Monday, January 28, 2008

Things that run through your head at 1am

"What is that beeping noise?"
"Why would the fire alarm battery go dead @ 1am?"
"Why does a fire alarm beep when it is dying? Isn't it 2008? Can't it email me or something?"
"I wonder if it will go away on it's own?"
"It's not going away. Why does this not wake up my husband?"
"How the heck am I going to reach the friggin alarm?"
"Why does it beep louder and more frequently when I try to disconnect the battery?"
"How in the world can Kyle sleep through this?"
"Is he really asleep? I'm sure he is pretending to be asleep so he doesn't have to deal with it."
"Please God, please oh please oh please don't let this wake Jackson up."
"I was sleeping so good. My bed was so warm."
"What the crap do I have to do to get this thing to disconnect with out going off again?"
"I'm done. Kyle needs to take care of this."
"Will this make good blog material? Or does it just sound better to me because I am delirious from waking up to the most annoying sound ever?"
"I guess it is a good thing that it is an annoying sound. I mean, at least I know it will wake me up if there is a fire."
"Oh no, what if Kyle just disconnected it and didn't put in a new battery. What if there is a fire?"
"Oh yeah, I handed him the new battery and he handed me the old one. He is a good man, even though he faked being asleep."
"At least now I have a good excuse to not get up in 4 hours to go work out."
"It was worth it all."

The End

Thursday, January 24, 2008


I made this last night and it was fabulous. It has all of the makings for a perfect meal in my book. Which include: it tasted good, I had 99% of the ingredients on hand, it was a very quick fix, it tasted good, my picky husband liked it, my not so picky (but tends to not like meat) son liked it, and it tasted good. Try it. I promise you won't be disappointed. And if you are one of those Bush types who refuses to eat broccoli, just substitute with your favorite vegetable. I'm sure anything would work.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


works for me Wednesday

I hate the smell of my kitchen after I fry something. The awful smell usually ends up wafting into the living room and it seems like it sticks around for a long time. I read this tip in an old cookbook and thought that it surely couldn't work, but after I tried it, I am completely convinced that it does! Here's what you do: After frying whatever, just place a medium sized Tupperware bowl full of white vinegar out on your counter top. Somehow it magically erases the stinky smell! After the smell is gone, just dump out the vinegar, or use it in your homemade cleaning solutions. Works for me!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Words We Wuv

I mentioned in a few posts ago the term "Jacksonese". He really does have his own little language. I have become almost fully conversational in this unique language. Here's a brief overview:

Thonas: Thomas the Tank Engine
I need hep: I need help
Greenmama: Grandmama
Pus-e-de-mama: Push Mama. (He thinks this is hilarious)
Psychic: Isaac (His very favorite uncle)
Beddy: Belly
Crain: Train
Crack: Track
Waaaahtch Caas: Watch Cars (He has recently fallen for this movie. Yet another obsession.)
Dandad: Grandaddy
Pooter: Computer
DayDee: J.D. (our cat)
Take a sour: Take a shower
Gonin: Going (Our very special lullaby)
Jaaahson do it: Jackson do it
Ly-ly: Cousin Eli
Sawa: Cousin Sawyer
I sed top/ Top it Mama!: I said stop/ stop it Mama
I sed no: I said no (I guess he's heard me say this one a few times and has picked it up)
Tahcate Miuuuk: Chocolate Milk

I tell you what, this kid is something.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Because he told me to...

I was just sitting here, minding my own business and Jackson came in dragging his Daddy's tennis shoes. Then he told me, "get da tamera". (In Jacksonese his C's are mixed with his T's.)We have created a monster. He knows he is so cute that we should be taking pictures of him. Then he told me, "go put dis on your blog." Alright, maybe he didn't tell me to do that, but here is the picture anyway.