Monday, February 28, 2011

Got Milk?

Have you heard the news? A restaurant in London is actually selling breast milk ice cream! Excuse me? Apparently they mix breast milk with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest and then serve it in a cocktail glass. They even named it "Baby Gaga!" I guess they think anything looks appealing in a cocktail glass!

Who in their right mind wants to eat this? Yes, I know the health benefits of breast milk. But I thought that was for infants? Now I breastfed both my kiddos until each one was almost 2, so you don't need to tell me how important it is. I was lucky though, I had a milk supply that could have fed a small city in Turkey! Dang maybe I should have thought of this! Now, I don't want you to think I'm getting on some pedestal trying to promote breastfeeding. Formula has many health benefits also. But we aren't really talking about that now are we?

What I don't understand is why an adult would be interested in this? I hear there are some crazy people out there who have crazy fetish's. I guess this is just the current one!

Not only did they name it "Baby Gaga!" But they have a gal dressed up like a Lady Gaga wannabe who serves it to you! So any takers? I can't imagine there would be many willing participants here in the states. Am I right?

This is Victoria and she is the first gal they found to donate. Apparently she had enough milk to help make the first 50 servings. Awe, I bet her mum is so proud! She helps women who have problems with breastfeeding. She feels that if adults tasted how good breast milk was in ice cream, then they might be more inclined to breastfeed their babies! Really? I gotta say if someone offered me breast milk ice cream right after I gave birth, you can be sure I would have handed that baby right over to the nurses and said, "The kitchen is closed, and I think the bottle will work just fine!"

You see this guy below? This is the creator behind this crazy invention. His name is Matt O'Connor. I'd love to know how much breast milk ice cream he has ingested to look like this. Or is it because he thinks that's the real Lady Gaga?

I think our world gets crazier and crazier but thankfully it makes for good blogging!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Crush or Stalker?

Ok, so someone is seriously crushing on me or stalking me and it isn't my husband. Well not visibly so, I sure do hope my husband is still crushing on me after 21 years. I mean how do you say no to a gal in flannel pajamas?

So, I'm talking about the guy at the Goodwill.

Yes I really am. Most of you know I frequent the Goodwill twice a week. It's an addiction, but if you want the goods you need to go often. I normally go on Tuesday and Thursday nights after I drop my daughter off at gymnastics. I'm a talker, and yes as much as it drives me crazy, I know that's why my kids talk so much and never shut up. So it should be no surprise that I know the people at GW. Most of them I know just by their faces and then there's Todd!

Todd is around 60 and actually reminds me of my dad, so maybe that's why he is easy to talk to. Somehow we started talking one day and we exchanged names. I could have said my name was Mary but I'm sure with my luck he would say, "Hi Mary" and I wouldn't answer. We usually just ask the basic, "How ya doing, how's the family?" kind of chit chat and that goes on when I check out. He is married and has a daughter and he happened to tell me that they almost named their daughter Megan, but changed it last minute. So pretty harmless stuff, right?

Around my town, I'm kinda known as the hat lady! I love hats and wear them often with either vintage pins or flowers on them. Just so you all know, it's not like I'm wearing hats like the gal from Hee Haw, but kind of like her, hats are my signature! So I happened to actually do my hair one day and walk into the GW! I start shopping around doing my thing and then here comes Todd who ends up doing a double take and said, "Wow, I almost didn't recognize you without your hat on. You are so much prettier without it, wow!" Yea, thanks, I guess! I was probably a little flattered but whatever. I checked out and on my way I went.

Thursday came and I headed to the GW. I believe I wore a hat and here comes Todd. He says, "Oh, you wore a hat again!" I know I looked at him oddly. He said, "I told you, you are so much prettier without your hats!" I said, "Thanks, but hey some days it just calls for a hat!" I just kind of brushed it off and continued to do my shopping.

Again, I didn't think much of it and Tuesday came and I remember I wasn't wearing my hat. Todd saw me and came right up to me and said, "So, how's beautiful doing today?" I know I rolled my eyes, come on buddy leave me alone! I said, "oh stop!" Then he says, "Your husband is a lucky guy!"

I know I gave him a look, like buddy, you're kinda crossing the line here. I just didn't want to make a big deal, so I kept doing my thing and prayed he wouldn't say anymore. Luckily as I passed the checkout he was no where to be found. So out the door I went.

So now it's Thursday and I do my usual run to GW. Now I wasn't wearing a hat and up until then I still never gave it a thought. Some days I do my hair and some days I don't. But I don't ever think, "Oh I'm going to the GW I better not wear a hat!" I found some darling tea cups and off I went to check out. As I approached the counter, I notice Todd at the checkout. No biggie right? My turn comes up and he says, "How do you do it?" um, "How do I do what?" "How do you get more beautiful every time I see you!"

Come on buddy! I then said, "Oh stop!" He says, "I don't think you want me to!" Um, yea I do! Hello like it has always been my dream to have the guy from GW hit on me! Yea, now I can cross that off my Bucket List! Ewwww, no thanks!

So is this harmless, is he a stalker, or is it sexual harassment? I mean it seems harmless and there are so many people around. I don't feel in danger but it is starting to creep me out!

I'm not going to give up my shopping at the Goodwill but I am thinking of going there with a brown paper bag on my head! I thought of the ski mask but I don't want them to think I'm there to rob the place!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'm Soooo Flattered!

I'm finally getting around to an award I was given by Denise from
The Cre8tive Mom. Well how cool is that? Well I think it's so cool and Denise you seriously made my second, day and week! Now some of you might be sick of my ramblings so if you are then close your eyes. But if you love them like I think you do then read on!

1. Thank the person who gave me this fabulous award! Read above!

2. Share 7 things about yourself! (This is when you might want to close your eyes)

3. Award 15 recently discovered bloggers or less! I think 10 is ok, no pressure really!

4. Contact those wonderful bloggers who will then be indebted to you for life and let them know of this fabulous award!

Here we go......

7 Things about 1 Funky Woman (remember I'm pretty much an open book)

1. I stepped in Dog Shit in my bare feet the other day! Yup right in my bedroom! I screamed! This little pooch wasn't feeling well and didn't make it to the door to go outside! I'll always love her but I don't have to like her! Kinda how I feel about my kids most days!

2. Speaking of dog shit, yes we still are people. The snow has melted and I thought I would clean up the backyard. I went out to the backyard and it was like a land mine out there. There was no safe place to stand because there were little brown missiles everywhere. I swear now I know how that guy on "The Dirtiest Job" feels. I had no idea that all that snow was covering that much shit! I started cleaning up and yes bitching as I was doing it and since our pooperscooper broke I had to use a bag. As I put my hand in the bag to grab the poop, my hand went right through the bag and yup I grabbed it with my bare hands.

Lets just say if any of the neighbors were out at that moment they would definitely have thought they were listening to some crazy person. I swear it was like I had Turrets, I was snapping every cuss word you can imagine. I'm kinda done with poop duty for a while!

3. The other day I was so excited to have my two sofas cleaned in the living room, but just as soon as the guy pulled out of the driveway and my idiot dog came in from outside, he jumped up on them.

So anyone looking to adopt a Corgi?

4. I'm into Owls lately! No, not the ones that fly around and Hoot but the decor kind. I found some cool white owl bookends at a consignment store the other day. I'm so excited! I also found some cool owl statues that I'm thinking about painting all white...stay tuned!

5. I am never sending out Christmas cards again and I will no longer feel guilty about it! I am absolutely horrible at it, seriously. I have such great intentions and get the picture and send it off to Walgreens to get developed. Go and pick them up and then there they sit. In fact I still have last years cards that I never sent out. So here is my Christmas card to all of you....

6. I love beer. Yup I'm a beer girl I love the taste. Some of you might remember my Mother's Day gift last year from my son. It was this beauty! I should be completely mortified and embarrassed that my 10 year old gave me alcohol as a gift but he did know whay his momma likes, right? Anyhoo I have never been a big drinker in fact give me a beer and it pretty much puts me to sleep. Give me a second one and you will have to carry me to bed. And don't think that's an invitation because all its gonna get you is a lot of snoring! I'll be sleeping like a baby in no time!

7. I have rearranged my Living Room 5 times in the last two days and I still hate it! When I was little my mother rearranged weekly so I know that is why I do it! I have taken everything off the walls and am desperately trying to find a color that I want to paint in the Living Room. I was thinking of a grey so any suggestions. Any color really! I'm trying to decide what my style is lately! And I finally realized that there can be too many lamps in one room!

Ok, ok enough of my ramblings I promise! I now need to pick some deserving blogs for this award.

1. Absolutely Narcissism - Dam I love her!
2. Natalie Jean - Notobottoart - Awesome gal!
3. Brandi - Dysfunctional Supermom - Brutally honest and I love that about her!
4. Vic - Freckles and Fudge - Fantastically funny!
5. Tracey - I'd Rather Be Reading Book Club - Just found her and I love her book reviews!
6. Well-to-do - Check out their cool giveaway, awesome!
7. Debbie - Suburban Sanity - Loves cooking as much as I do!
8. Sue - The Desperate Housemommy - Hit the nail on Lady Gaga!
9. Amanda - Fond of the Silliness - on the floor laughing with her post
10. 1ne Proud Mama - From High Heels to Sneakers - shes gorgeous and so are her boys !

So there you have it! Gotta fly kids have a half day today. Why, oh why does it seem they aren't in school that much? Its either a snow day or a half day, grrrrrrr!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We have A Winner!

Congratulations to Stephanie Thigpen

of Polos, Pearls & Pacifiers who won an 8 x 10 of her choice from Pennywishes Art!
Yea Stephanie!

She said.......

LOVE HER SHOP! It's really hard for me to pick, as well, but I am definitely in love with the bring your own sunshine!

Great choice!

Thank you to all who entered my giveaway! Please remember
Kerry at Pennywishes Art if you are ever looking for a fun gift for someone!

Happy Day to you!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Boycott American Women.....Say what?

I just thought I would give you a heads up of a blog called "Boycott American Women" This "Man" has tried to leave two anonymous comments on my blog, which I immediately REJECTED!

Apparently the "Man" behind Boycott American Women was seriously shat on by someone and thinks that we woman would even remotely care that he no longer wants to date US!

If I were stranded on a deserted island with this creature you can bet I would rather "F..." a crab then feel the need to get busy with him!

I love the fact that you can't even see what "he" looks like or the fact that he is such chicken shit to be "Anonymous!"

If you are going to be so bold to profess your feelings then show yourself!

This is "his" bio.....

I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.


This is what one American man said about the women of Europe.....

That is what I saw in the European and Asian women... they had more innate "girliness" - They are sexier, more lithe, sleek, seductive, move with more grace, have a more delicate, refined mystique about them. Their body language is softer, cooler, more reserved... But these are not weak women! Hidden in that is a sly strength, like a purring tiger, ready to pounce and strike. They are not as outwardly crass and outspoken, not as boarish and boyish, and not as bullish and frantic as their NA counterparts. They still know subtlety is sexy, that less is more, and that they have power as women that doesn't come exclusive from their tits.

Apparently Germans hate us American women too. This is what one said.....

Only a complete idiot would marry an American woman.
White American women are sick. Only a diseased human being would dare touch one.

This one really pissed me off........

Yes, that's right. Feminists caused the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The muslims who are fighting the American army mainly just don't want the feminist western culture to come to their countries also, which is why they are fighting against the western powers. They don't want their women to also be turned into prostitutes.

If these stupid American bitch feminists want equal rights, they should also go to the front lines and risk their lives. But no, they'd rather just send the men out to die for their "equal rights" while they sit at home in Starbucks, and cheating on their boyfriends who are over there fighting.

Feminism is directly responsible for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I just knew with all my head strong women bloggers that follow like
Vic from Freckles and Fudge and
Brandi from Dysfunctional Supermom, you would want to know about this "guy" in case "he" came up on your blog and the fact that I knew you would have some doozy comments!

Have a wonderful Monday!
Oh, I'll post the giveaway winner later. Places to go and people to see!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

I'm in Love!

As I was taking a break from organizing "my life" I thought I would do a little window shopping on the Internet. I came across this site called Patina. You might have seen these around lately and I have to say some of these just make me laugh out loud! This one caught my eye and pretty much explains how I feel about my husband! I so have to get it!

Now this one I'm thinking is going to be my new motto! Isn't it fantastic?
Now, head on over and do a little window shopping yourself. Enjoy!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday Blog Hop!

Happy Thursday everyone.
I'm joining up with Crystal at My Life as Mom and Wife
for an awesome Thursday Blog Hop! What a great opportunity to meet some other wonderful bloggers. Get on over to Crystal's blog and get hopping!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

Happy Heart Day to you all!

Well how exciting is this? It's Valentine's Day, I'm celebrating my 1 year blogiversary (ok that was really in November, but I totally forgot), and I have an awesome giveaway!
Can I hear a Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am just so giddy with this one I can not keep you in suspense any longer.

I would like to introduce you to Kerry from Pennywishes Art.
Welcome Kerry!

Her work is fun and vibrant and just makes you smile! She started her shop because she wanted to make things that would inspire others or just make others feel happy! She loves color, quotes and pictures that go along with the quotes.

Her goal is to promote peace, love and happiness through everything she does. I'd just like to say, I feel pretty peaceful, a little lovey and very happy when I look at her artwork! This is one that I instantly fell in love with and I think I have to order it! It also comes in two other colors!

Here is her introduction on her website!

Hi there! Welcome to Pennywishes Art! My name is Kerry- I'm the webmaster and designer of the art and products here on the website. Creating is my passion; I love what I do, and I love it even more when someone like you loves what I make. :) I'm always happy to hear from people, so please feel free to drop me a line through my Contact page and I will respond as soon as possible!

If you love a print but don't see it in the color you want, please contact me and I will customize the colors for you for no extra charge. I also do completely custom prints using your favorite quotes, lyrics, poems, inside jokes, etc. If interested, please contact me for pricing.

Thank you so much for coming by, I hope you'll return soon. Feel free to follow my blog to stay current with my newest products! Have a beautiful day!

Love, Kerry

Kerry's website offers many different pieces, such as pins,


5 x 7 prints

8 x 10 prints

and 11 x 14 prints

I myself am having a hard time deciding what to purchase because I already have so many favorites. What's a girl to do? I guess I just have to buy several, lol!

I am so happy to announce that Kerry is offering a 8 x 10 print of your choice. Can I hear another Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To enter this giveaway you must........

1. Be a follower of my blog 1 Funky Woman. I want to see your pretty little face over to the right!

2. Go over to Pennywishes Art and let me know what you heart of hers!

3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about it!

4. Blog about this giveaway!

So there you have it! 4 possible entries! Leave separate comments for each one and also an email where you can be contacted. After I pick a winner I will pass the winner's info to Kerry and she will go from there!

Giveaway will close at midnight on Sunday February 20th and I will pick a winner on Monday February 21st!

Good luck and Happy Valentine's Day!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Hopefully Cupid gives you everything you wish for....... or against!

Stay tuned for a wonderful giveaway tomorrow! I totally forget my 1 year Blogiversary back in November and to celebrate it, I found someone to help me with the perfect giveaway!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Non-Stop Flight!

On a plane flight from Seattle to Chicago, a blonde was sitting in economy class. About half way through the flight, she got up and moved to an empty seat in first class. A flight attendant who observed this, went over to her and politely explained that she had to move back to economy class because that was what her ticket was for. The blonde replied, "I'm blonde, I'm beautiful, I'm going to Chicago and I'm staying right here."

After several attempts to explain to the blonde why she had to return to economy class, the flight attendant gave up. She went to the cockpit and explained the situation to the pilot and co-pilot. The co-pilot said, "Let me try." He went up to the blonde and politely tried to explain to her why she needed to return to her seat in economy class.

But the blonde only replied, "I'm blonde, I'm beautiful, I'm going to Chicago and I'm staying right here." Frustrated, the co-pilot returned to the cockpit. He suggested that perhaps they should have the airline call the police and have her arrested when they land.

"Wait a minute," said the pilot. "Did you say she's blonde? I can handle this. My wife is a blonde. I speak Blonde." So he went up to the woman sitting in first class and whispered something in her ear.

"I'm sorry," said the blonde, and she promptly got up and returned to her seat in economy class.

"What did you say to her?" ask the astonished flight attendant and co-pilot.

To which the pilot replied, "I just told her that first class isn't going to Chicago."

Keep your fingers crossed that my children make it. My son already crossed the line and referred to my breasts as melons! Love him but what a smart-ass!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

So, I'm thinking of a new car!

My husband wants to get me a new car, but I keep telling him my Hilander works fine.
Why do I need a new one? I just need something that goes from A to B and back to A again. Am I right?

So what would happen if I told him I wanted this...................

I mean if I can't be Martha, shouldn't I at least drive a car that screams Martha!

Enjoy the night!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Does God ever give people anything they can't handle?

We've all heard the saying "God will never give us more than we can handle", but is that really true? What about all the people who have suffered through famine, hurricanes, Tsunami, or earthquakes, did God think they were the right people for those situations? Because I would say those are just the things that people can't handle! Are these horrible things that happen (more often then I would like to read about) a testimony to how these people are living their lives? Do these things happen for us to question how we are living our life?

I can't and won't believe that to be true. I would say that for those that aren't directly affected it gives us great sadness for those suffering and makes us appreciate our lives more. Good people suffer just like bad people and that's a fact.

It's only Wednesday and already its been kind of a doozy. I think hearing the news of my friend being diagnosed with breast cancer, finding out my mom's good friend passed away at 57 and almost identical to how my mother passed away and now my sister finding a lump on her breast makes me think how precious life really is and how fast things can change.

I think when you have experienced extreme pain in your life you question if there is a God, I know I did. When my mother died I never knew there could ever be pain like that. Even after 8 years it doesn't get any easier. I think your mind has a different way of dealing with each day. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of my mother or of how our lives would be if she were still here. It hurts, it hurts like hell. No one can tell you how if feels because we all experience pain differently.

My girlfriend had surgery yesterday morning and from what I understand the operation went well. Right now no news is good news. My sister went in and had an ultrasound. The spot that she is worried about didn't show up on the ultrasound. It might just mean calcification on her breast which could mean just that. They want her to come back in about a month and have another ultrasound and mammogram. For now we thank God there wasn't anything and just keep on keeping on!

Yesterday I called up a friend that works in Mammography and asked if she would like to see my breasts. We both laughed but I filled her in on events happening around me and she said to come on in.

I won't know anything for a week but I'm not worried. Why? I guess its because I believe in God. Even though I am still trying to figure out the reason my mother had to have Cancer and die so young I can't be mad at the big guy upstairs. I know she wouldn't want me to be.

I'm into quotes lately but have no idea who said this one. It just makes sense.

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain. But he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Thank you to everyone who sent prayers for my friend and if you could throw in a few for my sister and my mother's friends two boys, I would really appreciate it!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Life Can Throw A Mean Curveball!

I found out over the weekend that a girlfriend has breast cancer. I know that before the phone call came I was bitching and complaining about why we have so much shit in our house! It is truly amazing how one can be going on about nonsense stuff while another is dealing with her fate and what kind of impact this will have on her children. When she called me, she asked if I was busy and I chuckled because I was hoping to get out of my little hell hole (yes folks I'm still dealing with the chaos of the basement) She asked if we could talk so I walked upstairs jokingly saying, "So is it the good, the bad or the ugly?" She with a nervous chuckle said, "pretty much the ugly!"

She proceeded to tell me of her diagnosis and that they found it in the early stages. In fact, they described it as a cluster of little grains of salt. She wanted to find out what I would do in this situation and wondered why she would go straight to the surgeon and not go to an Oncologist first. Now my husband is a surgeon so I am quite familiar with the steps that you go through after being diagnosed. A huge portion of his practice is dealing with breast cancer. I told her I'd go straight to the surgeon because he (there are only men) would be the one that goes in and cuts it out. Then after that is done you go to the Oncologist to discuss if further treatment like radiation or chemo is necessary.

I told her that absolutely if this were me I would have no problems having them go and lop off my girlfriends. Hell, they are huge and in the way most of the time. I'm just not attached to them and my husband sees so many boobs during a day, I don't think he looks at mine like he use to. I understand that by removing them doesn't mean that I'd be in the clear but it would be a chance I would be willing to take.

I have a lot of hope for her. She is a very strong and amazing person. She, just like me she is a glass is half full kinda gal! We don't have the time to take the energy and be all negative, what does that do for anyone? I will be by her side and will do anything I can to help her get through this. I know she would do the same for me.

If you wouldn't mind saying a few prayers for my friend, she goes in and sees the surgeon today. She won't be seeing my husband but a partner of his. My husband did call her last night to ease her mind and answer any questions she had. I am so thankful I have him and I know she felt better after talking to him.

We are having some more flurries today, gotta love the Midwest! Enjoy your Monday!


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Important Words To Live By!

"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others."
~ Audrey Hepburn

I hope for those hit hard by weather, you are safe and staying warm and those that are fortunate to see the sun, appreciate the warmth it gives you!

Happy Weekend my friends!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tag.....I'm It!

I was tagged the other day by Confessions of a Mad Housewife. Apparently I am to take a quiz. Oh she doesn't know the pressure she has put on me. I have a little test anxiety here people. Maybe even a little performance anxiety. Oh wait, I'm good in that department, lol!

Oh lets move on shall we!

1. If you have pets, do you see them merely as animals or are they members of the family?

Well lets think about this one. We have had so many little critters and all the things I have had to do for some of them would make your skin crawl! You see, I didn't ask for any of them. I was pretty much out-voted when it came time to purchase most of them. Ok so maybe when this guy was a puppy his eyes were hard not to fall in love with but this next little tid bit makes me rethink all those warm fuzzy feelings!
I once had to basically help this guy with his bowel movement one day because it decided it didn't want to come out. It just hung there hanging on for dear life. Poor guy rang around chasing his ass trying to figure out what was touching him and wondered what hurt like hell! So if you had told me when he was a puppy I would have to extricate on his ass then I would have said no thanks! Can you imagine literally pulling out a big golf ball size turd out of your dog? Not my idea of a fun afternoon I tell you and this dog can squeal like a baby!

And I know, I know he needs a toenail trim. So, who wants to come over and do it? He's a total shit when we try!

And how about this gal? If I let her outside she could potentially get lost in one of our huge snowdrifts and then freeze to death.

So what do I do all day long? I follow her around with a potty pad so she doesn't decide to pee or worse poop on my furniture. Instead she teases me with her little boot scooting tush scooting all over the house! God give me strength!

Last night we had to semi bury our bearded dragon. She had been sick for a little while. My husband says its because I didn't remember to feed her. Hell, I have a hard time remembering to feed my real kids, don't throw a lizard in the mix. I say semi bury because the ground is too frozen to dig a grave, so we had to set her outside in a bag. Now please oh please don't send me hate mail about how in-humane I am. I don't even want to hear it. I actually went in to check on her on Monday night because my son had said she died. I prepared myself for going into her cage and pulling her out.

I reached in and grabbed her tail and started to pull her up and what do you think happens next? The dam thing decides to open her eyes and move her claws on me! Well holy shit she is still alive. I ran downstairs to get some peas because ha Jim I do have a heart. She loves peas.
I set some in a bowl and let her eat a few. We then gave her a hot bath. I had no idea we were giving her her last meal. Her last hoorah if you will! The next day she had passed.

So, do I consider these animals part of the family, I guess so. I think its hard to not get used to or have feelings for things that growl, bark, lick, drool, poop, pee, and occasionally vomit around or on you. Now we were just talking about my kids weren't we? BA HA HA

Yes Theo our Corgi and Jasmine our chihuahua and even our bearded dragon Trayeu (RIP) are part of the family!

2. If you can have a dream come true, what would it be?

I should first say, if I do dream I never ever remember them honest. My husband has some wacko dreams and then he and a friend are always trying to figure out what they really mean. I guess I must really sleep because I've got all my shit together and I don't need to work it out while I sleep. Ha, Ha, do you really think that? Well you shouldn't.
I would definitely say the day-dream I always have is to have my mother still alive and she and I open up that little boutique of we always talked about!

3. What is one thing most hated by you?

Wow only picking one is hard. I would have to say I hate it when you run into people and they say, "Oh, we should really get together sometime!" Uh, no we shouldn't! Don't you think that is why we haven't by now? Just don't throw me the BS line.

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?

I'm pretty sure my answer is some of the same as you Mad Housewife. Pay off my husband's student loans and any debt that we have. Help my sister who is single with a 14 year old. Take care of other family members and their debt. Totally make sure my kids are set for college and their future. As much as my hubby doesn't want to hear this, I would not let him quit his job but I would let him go on more Safari's and have a special house for all his animals!

5. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood?

Chocolate, sex and drugs! No, never, gosh no! Ok, you got me, just hand over the CHOCOLATE!

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?

Wow, so hard, but I'm going to say to be loved by someone. Imagine dying and not feeling truly loved by someone? I'm not talking a lover but someone, a parent a child! I feel truly blessed to know that my mother died being loved and loving all of us!

7. What is your bedtime routine?

I have always been a night owl but that has changed, hey I'm getting older! Lets see, if we get the kids in bed at a normal time, then I finish dishes, wash my face, maybe a scary mud mask for me, gotta spice up the nightlife you know. I then brush my teeth and always floss, always! I crawl in around 10:30 and watch the news with my husband or American Pickers, love that show! I am addicted to my I-Pad so I then start reading all of your blogs!

8. If you are currently in a relationship, how did you meet your partner?

I haven't told this story to anyone. Well ok maybe a few, so you are in for a treat!
It was December 30, 1989 and I was 18. I went to a party with some girlfriends to actually meet another guy. When we got there, he took one look at my friend and her boobs and decided he wasn't interested in me. Well buddy if you could see my girlfriends now, wink wink, and they are all natural. Ha, I think I just threw up in my mouth. Or as my daughter says, "Mommy I just had a little baby barf!" Anyhoo, I immediately went over to a gal who was drinking champagne and she handed me my own bottle. I think she was having the same kind of night as I was so we bonded! I drank a fair share if not the whole bottle and noticed this guy dancing. He seemed pretty cute, and I said, "hmmm why not". We started dancing and talking. By that time the room was spinning and it was hot. We made it outside and talked some more and then he leaned in to kiss me. I told him he shouldn't do that. He leaned in again and I said, "I wouldn't do that........barf! Yup, I did. I barfed right on the ground. Hey buddy, I told you not to get any closer! I have to say what a sweet guy he was. He walked me into the bathroom and actually held my hair back.

We left the party, with me thinking what an IDIOT I was! I hoped but then figured I'd never see him again. I mean come on, I practically puked in his mouth. Well the next night I went to another party. Let me set the record straight. I never went out. I think these 2 times were the only times the whole year. So at this next party, who do I see, but Jim! He was just walking out of the party as I was walking in. He asked how I was feeling and we chit chatted a few minutes. He asked if I remembered his name and truthfully I didn't. Now that is not entirely true. I did remember that his last name was the name of a bird. So I said, "well its a bird, its a plane!" No, I said bird right? He said yes it's Partridge. I'm pretty sure I got points for that one because 2 weeks later he called me and asked if he could cook me dinner. And that was the start of a 3 year courting if you will. We married 3 years almost to the day we met. We married on December 29, 1992!

9. If you could watch a creative person in the act of the creative process, who would it be?

Now I'm gonna pick real people here. As I said in my last post Pamela from "Be Colorful" is so talented, I would love to sit and watch her in the act. Also Jen from Noodle and Lou, wow you should see her pieces. I actually purchased a few of her ladies in bikinis and here they are!

I can't wait until the weather is warmer to display them. They may freeze their little tushes off if I put them out in this weather! Please stop on over and check out both of their amazing pieces!

10. What kind of books do you read?

I read a lot of everything. I probably gravitate towards fiction more than anything. I love anything by Jodi Picoult. I'm currently reading her book House Rules. I loved all of Cecelia Ahern's books. She wrote P.S. I love you! The book was fabulous but such a disappointment when it was made into a movie because too many key things were left out. One of my all time favorite books was The Help by Kathryn Stockett. So, so amazing and a must read! I could keep going on but that would be a never ending post!

11. What's your fear?

I guess I fear leaving this earth and not making a mark on it! I want people to remember me for something and I'm still trying to figure out what that something is!

12. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of life for the opportunity to visit outer space?

Hell no! Remember how I talked in the last post about being afraid of heights well duh, space is way up there! Not interested, plus I like junk food too much!

13. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?

Well since I'm married to my one true love, I'd say married and poor!

14. What's the first thing you do when you wake up?

Ha, scream out, "Do I have to?" and then I roll out of bed and make the coffee! I'm still trying to devise a way to just hook the iv up from the bed!

15. If you could change one thing about your spouse/partner what would it be?

To get it through his thick skull that after all these years I still hate feet and quit trying to play footsie with me already!

16. If you could pick a new name for yourself what would it be?

Quinn it means to counsel! Boy have I given a lot of advice to people over the years. Whether they have taken it or not is another story!

17. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing that special someone has done?

As much as I love my husband, I could never forget or forgive if he cheated on me. You are outta here, I don't care how sorry you are!

18. If you could only eat one thing in the next six months what would it be?

bread- so many kinds yum!

So now its my turn to play tag with a few other unsuspected but I hope willing participants!

Sarah at Mommy Lite

Stephanie at La Dolce Vita

Miss Givens at Trend Wisely


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