Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Referral for tonight

My friend has a promotion on her site to change.org, it's about voting for mothers and children. Check it out if you like, it must be voted on tonight.

http://frecklesfilledwithlove.blogspot.com/2008/12/deadline-tonight.html

Happy New Year


I wish everyone a safe and fun New Year's Eve and a wonderful and prosperous New Year.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Help for PMS,Peri-Menopause and hormonal imbalance

Any of my 2 regular readers know that I suffer from hormonal issues.

My holistic doctor recommended an herbal formula called Estro-Logic and progesterone cream.

The key is to use them faithfully.

I have scheduling issues, so the first month I used them when I remembered and if I can refer you to this post you will see I didn't do it right.

Last month I had the best pre-menstrual experience, it was wonderful. I didn't cry once, I only had a few minor issues and I only felt impatient/cranky for a couple days. It came in spurts and it was mild, oh so mild compared to the previous month.

The most important thing was that I didn't cry! No really it was that my blood pressure stayed perfect. Remember I was crying uncontrollably for NO reason, not me, no way, no how.

My blood pressure and heart rate were really high the month before and I was so freakin anxious.

Now I am here to tell you that if you run out of said product your symptoms return with a vengeance.

I have not had my herbs in 8 damn days. I knew I was low, I had to wait until payday to order but because of Christmas my order got stuck on the back burner.

I order from Vitacost and it usually takes 3 days, well it was shipped on the 23rd and I haven't gotten it yet.

I'll get it tomorrow, I checked the tracking.

I was almost going postal today.

I am cranky and impatient, I'm in pain, I'm assuming it's ovulation starting.
I didn't go through this last month.

Note to self...

DON'T EVER RUN OUT OF YOUR HERBS!!!!!!!

Ok I'll be fine, really...

So far my blood pressure is fine.

It's all good, there is nothing wrong with me that a hot bath and wine can't cure :)

Monday, December 29, 2008

January NaBloPoMo

I'm going to try again, why not.

I only missed two days in December, that isn't bad.

Here is the link if you want to participate:

http://www.nablopomo.com/blogrolls/january-2009-blogroll

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Destined :: for greatness

  2. FAIL :: Schools fail children

  3. Camping :: My version of camping includes room service

  4. Only you :: can make me crazy

  5. Incessant :: whining

  6. Tomorrow :: never dies

  7. Impressive :: My kids

  8. Riches :: we all have riches inside of us

  9. Dislike :: I dislike too many things to list

  10. Speaker :: I am not a public speaker


Want to play?

Luna Nina

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Score!

I am loving JC Penney's right now!

They are having a major sale on most items in the store.

I got a new coffee maker and mixer for less than the original price on one of them.

They are pretty nice too. I have never had a mixer like this. Kieran was so excited he baked cookies last night.

The dough turned out so well, much better than hand mixing.

I even went back late last night and got undergarments for the whole family.

I love getting a good deal and it's much more quality stuff then what I've bought elsewhere in the past.

Yippee!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

appliances

I am officially appliance challenged.

My toaster oven died about a year ago. I love my toaster oven but it's not a necessity.

My beater died awhile ago, it is possible to bake without one, making whip cream is tricky though.

My vacuum kicked the bucket last month, that is a necessity but I can't get a new one yet. Good thing half of the house has wood floors.

Last night my coffee maker died right in the middle of making a pot while we had company over.

So I did it the old fashioned way and boiled water and poured it through the filter, that was fun.

I can live without some things but I draw the line here.

So today I shall go shopping for a coffeemaker, nothing fancy just one that makes coffee.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone had a wonderful day.

We are truly blessed.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

elves

I am FINALLY done shopping.

I haven't wrapped one present.

Yes, I know what time it is.

I could sure use some elves right now...

Coffee first...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

drained

I am so drained from shopping.

I have gone out several nights and I'm exhausted.

I don't know how people shop for fun. My body hurts and I have no energy left.

I am fairly introverted so being out like that makes me need to come home and retreat.

I can't because my kids missed me and need me and I have stuff to do.

I do a lot on any given day, I'm up until 3am usually but I was falling asleep last night in the store.

I'm like I have to get out of here and get some fresh air it's only 10:30pm, I have so much to do.

It feels like I haven't accomplished much, it feels like I don't have everything.

Oh, I don't I just realized one of Brennan's presents never made it home. I have to go back to the store tomorrow with my receipt and hope they believe me and give me another one.

Cookies to bake, gifts to wrap, cleaning to be done and most of all I need to chill out.

I have some weird sinus/eye thing going on, not sure what it is but it is causing me strife.

For anyone who cares, those damn mice are having a buffet at our expense...

A cat is my LAST resort, I'm highly allergic plus we have dogs and guinea pigs.

I've got nothing profound to add to tired to think...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Carpet :: is dirty

  2. Bottoms :: Up

  3. Music :: Rock and Roll forever

  4. Nails :: mine are never painted

  5. Watch it! :: Don't mess with me!

  6. Your life :: is what you make it

  7. Candies :: Andes

  8. Chafing :: Ha Ha!

  9. Svelte :: I wish I was

  10. Ding :: Dong the witch is dead

Want to play?

Luna Nina


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Divine

Over the years I have prayed a lot.

My relationship with God has never changed, my beliefs and practices have.

I no longer believe in any religious doctrine nor attend any institution..

I just believe.

I have faith but it's easy to lose sight of it when you are going through tough times or when all of your kids are barfing...

Last week our weather was forcasting rain and cold weather every day of the week.

Jason had a sidejob scheduled for Friday and Saturday and he needed dry weather because he does it in our driveway.

We really needed this job and I was praying about the rain ceasing for two days so he could get it done.

I have prayed about what seems like a simple thing in the past and I know God hears me. I believe that God does listen no matter how big or small our prayers may be.

So it rained all week and there was rain in the forecast for Friday and Saturday.

I kept praying and Friday came and it was 70 degrees, no rain...

Saturday came and it was dark and gloomy all day and colder and Jason got the job done late in the afternoon.

Within 2 minutes of him pulling out of the driveway to test drive it started pouring. I mean hard rain, my kids were outside and they got drenched instantly.

I paused and thanked God because he once again showed me that he hears me and he cares and He can do anything He wants to.

Something like this just renews my faith and makes me smile and feel so thankful.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Shopping

I started Christmas shopping tonight.

I usually buy most things online because I am not a crowd person and I'm definitely not a shopper.

I didn't have any money until yesterday so online shopping is out unless I want to spend buckoo bucks for shipping.

I live very close to a shopping center that has almost every store I need.

I am very sore and I only went a couple of hours. I do not know how people shop all day.

I admit that I had a pretty good experience, I got some great deals and ran into mostly friendly people.

I am a pretty nice person, no really, just don't cross me...

Ha!

I smile, I open doors or hold them, I say excuse me, thank you etc...

I was met with most people smiling back at me and holding doors, it was a nice surprise.

Maybe I just live in a friendly city.

Last night I went out to coffee and did a little shopping with the homeschool moms that I have been meeting up with.

It is so wonderful that Jared is letting me go out without him. He really is growing up. We just bought him a bed and he has been sleeping in it pretty well. When he wakes up he comes and climbs in bed with me but Jason is usually long gone by then so it's great.

Our bed was getting crowded, he isn't a little baby anymore.

I missed blogging yesterday, so there goes my blog everyday for December NaBloPoMo.

Dang!

I thought I had time but got to my computer at 12:02 am, I just missed it by 2 minutes so I didn't even bother to post last night.

Oh well it's not like I would win anyway...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Want to giggle?

At my expense...

Did you ever see the movie Mousehunt?

Ok, it's not that bad...

Yet...

We have a mouse, well I think it's more than one.

He has been getting bolder at making his appearances.

I admit that I am a wimp, I get all jumpy and afraid to go into my kitchen at night.

Last week he was in the garbage can, I had just changed the bag so there wasn't anything in there. We heard this sound coming from the cupboard and so I opened the door and he was jumping around trying to get out of the can.

I closed the door because I wasn't sure what to do at first.

I knew he couldn't get out and he would just keep jumping and attempting to escape.

I asked Kieran to take the can outside to the porch and tip it over so he can run out.

I admit he actually looked cute and I felt sorry for the bugger, I'm not heartless.

He keeps leaving evidence of his trails and it grosses me out. I keep cleaning it up but it is so unsanitary, this is my kitchen for crying out loud..

The other day I turned the dryer on and he ran out towards my feet, I yelled and scared him and he ran back behind there.

Two nights ago he ran across the countertop and went under a towel that was on the stove, then he went down the burner hole.

Last night the kids saw him in the kitchen twice.

I have had enough and bought some traps, yes the snap you and kill you traps.

Jason has set the trap the last two nights and that little shit has eaten the peanut butter and lived to tell his buddies about it.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Getting ready

I offered my house for our homeschool group Christmas party...

I have been so behind in housework since the kids were sick, it seems like I have cleaned non- stop for several days.

We are going to bake and decorate cookies and exchange homemade ornaments.

I still need to go make the dough so it can chill and here I am blogging about it.

Ha Ha!

It's funny because I look around and see stuff everywhere. There really is always stuff everywhere as the kids go about their day.

I guess I am more concerned about the living room, dining room and kitchen, those are the rooms we will be in.

I know the kids will end up playing in the bedrooms though, it's inevitable.

It's ok. I love seeing them all play together and just have fun. I don't mind a houseful of kids, actually I prefer it that way.

I still have to inform the dogs that they are not invited to the party and have to stay outside.

Cocoa is such a spoiled house dog, she only goes out to do her business and runs back to come in extremely quick. If you ask her if she wants to go outside, she runs off and lays down, it's quite comical.

Enough blabbing I'm off to make dough and finish cleaning...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Giving

It really does feel good to give.

We are rarely in a position to give money.

In the past I have given my time and help whenever I could.

With it being the holiday season it does bring out the good in most people. Jason and I would love to be able to give to those less fortunate.

It's hard when you are just living paycheck to paycheck with your own kids to feed and clothe.

I have started to go through some clothes the kids have outgrown. I always give them away, I used to sell them but now I don't.

I have several items that I am giving to someone who really needs them and can't afford to buy them.

In giving we are both blessed. I feel like I helped someone and her kids are getting something they really need.

I wish I could do more, help more people but I just have to do what I can when the opportunity arises.

I hope we all look for opportunities to give or help others as needed, no matter how small it may seem, it really does make a difference.

Monday, December 15, 2008

No Schedules

There really is simple beauty in not having to adhere to strict schedules.



We are so blessed to be able to run our day as it comes. Sure we have a routine, I think that most people do.



After the kids were sick last week I just realized how great it is that we didn't HAVE to go to school or anywhere. We could just do what we needed to do to take care of the situation.

We do what we want most days, when we do have an appointment or are meeting up at a certain time it does cause some stress.

I love how our days ebb and flow and I love the fact that we are free and have the choice in how to spend our day.

Last week is a blur.

Just tonight Jason was asking me about something that was supposed to be taken care of a week ago but he thought it was today.

I said no that was the 8th, he said what is today then, I said the 15th, he was just wondering how he missed a week. I reminded him that the kids were sick and it was a wash.

He does have an 8-5 job with slight flexibility. I mean he could go in late or leave early when needed. We really want to start our own business so he can be here and have more freedom but right now we are just so thankful that he has a job.

To bring this around to unschooling and living and learning and following our interests, you just can't schedule real learning. Learning happens, life happens it's what we do with it that matters.

I am thrilled to report that the sickness is past and the sounds in my house are back to normal.

Lots of playing going on, imagination abounds. A little arguing too :)

My kids follow their interests and do so many things throughout the day. Not one bit looks like school and all of it is learning.

I little while ago I walked in my room to see price tags on all of our stuff, I guess they were having a sale...

I can't possibly list everything they do and you probably aren't interested.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Travel :: I don't like to travel

  2. Expensive :: feeding a family of six is expensive

  3. Backspace :: I use that key often

  4. Traffic noise :: freeway

  5. Now see here :: this is the way it is

  6. Vegetables :: I'm eating more vegetables

  7. Chat :: chit

  8. Your calling :: your calling me a what?

  9. Weekly :: I mutter weekly

  10. Oh! :: Oh Shit!

Luna Nina

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I found her!!!!

I knew persistence pays off, I found my friend!

I love the internet!

I was searching and all that kept coming up were services that you have to pay for.

I finally remembered where she went to college and knew she had a published paper so I found her that way.

When we found each other in PA, it had been 10 years since we were in contact. I thought she fell off of the planet.

She visited us twice and it was so great to see her.

Things are so different than either of us planned.

My best friend who my dad thought was a bad influence on me is now a Ph.D.

T (I'll call her T) and I are the reason that Michelob Classic Dark stayed in business 20 years ago. They don't make it anymore...

We had so much fun together, we went through so many things, good and bad and plain heart wrenching.

She has come out on top and I am so proud of what she overcame.

I overcame a lot too, we just had different shitty circumstances.

I am just thankful to have found her and she has also left PA and is about 7 hours from me.

My friend Jewls knows the road trip, I don't want to give details of her life without her knowledge.

WooHoo!!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Snow in the south

I know my friends in Texas and Lousiana also had snow.



We left PA, I don't like winter. Since we have been here it usually snows once or twice in February. Just enough for the kids to play and then it melts the next day.



I can handle that, so it is a nice surprise when it happens.














Thursday, December 11, 2008

New Rule

Don't worry I haven't crossed over to the dark side :)

Anyone who knows me in person or online knows my stance on arbitrary rules...

The stomach virus has hit 3 of my kids this week.

I am so thankful for my husband cleaning it up.

Why can't they make it in the toilet????

Jason and I are in complete agreement with this rule:

NO BARFING ALLOWED

It's been a hell of a week!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Reunion

Next year is my 20 year high school reunion.

This just isn't possible!

I'm still 17!

I have hooked up with some people on facebook and they have a website started for our class to join and post updates and pictures and reconnect with people.

I have my yearbooks out and have been looking people up.
You know when you recognize a name but aren't sure who they are.
There are also people I remember immediately and would love to catch up with.

I was never into school, I know it's no surprise.

I'm actually enjoying seeing where they are and what they have done with their lives.

My life is drastically different then what I planned. Plans are great but you have to account for reality and plain old changing your mind.

I didn't go to the 10 year reunion because I was extremely pregnant, even though we lived closer then.


I am trying to find one of my best friends from high school, we keep losing touch.

She is the one Jason was dating and she was my maid of honor.

I found her a few years ago while in PA and now her email doesn't work and I have no idea where she is.

I'll keep sleuthing around.

That sounds kind of naughty, LOL!

Monday, December 08, 2008

new game

Jared created this game for us to play. We rolled 3 dice and moved around and picked up money as we landed on it. It wasn't completely set up yet, he also used the houses as coins we collected.

At the end he made a row of sorry cards that we had to move on to get to the home base.

He named it *mousetrap money* and I don't know why, except maybe because we keep getting a mouse in the kitchen and I need to buy a trap.

Anyway it's just a cute thing he created, he is so imaginative. Everytime we play a game we ask him if we are playing the real way or Jared's version. His version is usually more fun.




A few simple things

To be thankful for :

I am mid- cycle and Jason is getting the zits, that is how in sync we are.

Brennan woke up at the crack of dawn throwing up, poor guy, he really doesn't feel well.

Jason cleaned it up, oh my gosh I just can't do it.

He also made homemade chicken noodle soup today.

My man rocks!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Love affair :: The Notebook

  2. Bubble :: wrap

  3. Pimple :: I am so glad I rarely get one

  4. Knocks :: up, hard knocks, knock on wood

  5. Persistent :: be persistent, it pays off

  6. Infected :: virus

  7. Yay! :: Yay for freedom!

  8. Repaint :: this house

  9. Daily :: Bumble (Larry Boy)

  10. Quickly! :: Get out of my way!


Luna Nina

$30 million

So...

Obama has $30 million in surplus from his campaign and isn't sure what to do with it.

Hello!

Mr. Spread the Wealth it's pretty obvious what to do with it.

Give it to all of those people who voted for you. Split it up and they'll each get a couple of bucks.

See when you spread the wealth and the rich become poor so that everyone is the same is like saying no one matters. It's mediocrity at it's finest, just like public school. Let's even the field, dumb everyone down so that nobody can succeed.

Everyone is the same, vanilla, yuck!

I don't want your money and guess what it isn't your money. I don't want the government's money, it isn't theirs either.

It's hard working, tax payers money, you can't just go doing what you want with it. Well apparantly you can, we have no say in where our tax dollars go.

I'm still in awe that Mr. 1/2 black, born in Kenya, privileged life, friend of terrorists and racists, socialist, elitest, got elected.

Whoa!

Ask me how I really feel!?

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Gas prices

I am thrilled about the price of gas here. Jason and I were talking a bit about how some are saying it's not good for the prices to be so low.

We may just be simple minded when it comes to economics but if it costs less to fill my tank then I have more money to spend elsewhere.

During the hurricanes gas was up to 4.09 here, so it costs $77 to fill the van, as of today it will cost $27 to fill it. That is $50 we have to spend that we wouldn't have had a couple months ago.

Stimulating?

Friday, December 05, 2008

get together

Yesterday was our weekly get together with the homeschoolers we have been meeting.

We went to Pump it Up, it is a place that has those huge blow up bouncy things the kids can jump and slide and bounce away on.

Of course they had a blast.

I was able to talk with a few moms, it is so weird that I am not the one chasing toddlers, nursing babies or changing diapers anymore.

Wow!

It is a fact that my kids really are growing up, we have been out of the baby stage for awhile now and it is bittersweet.

I enjoy watching the others with their little ones but I don't have that longing anymore.

I am happy to watch my children grow and wait for grandbabies.

We met our group there but also some friends that we haven't seen in a long time were there too, they also homeschool.

She is always picking my brain and asking me questions, she is very intrigued by radical unschooling. She talks to all sorts of homeschoolers to get a feel of where they are and how they do things.

She uses me as a reference point, which is funny. She is very relaxed in their homeschooling but she gets nervous if a few days go by and she feels like they didn't *do* enough reading or math or whatever. She told me that is when she thinks of me and wonders what I would do and knows that I don't *do school* of any sort.

I told her I am far off the spectrum and that I don't know anyone in person who is where I am but I have a few online friends who are.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry is a talented playwrite, actor, director etc...

Two of my favorite movies from him are Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Why Did I Get Married.

He has a sitcom called House of Payne and my boys have been watching it for a few weeks now.

It usually comes on at 2:00am and Brennan has asked me to stay up and watch it with him. It really is funny, I have only seen a couple episodes.

Sometimes they do a marathon during primetime and tonight was one of those times.

Kieran and Brennan were watching in their room and I kept hearing rip roaring laughter come from their room.

They would come out during commercials and Brennan always gives me the scoop.

It brings me such joy to hear them laugh and see that they have found something so enjoyable together.

They have very different interests so just having a silly tv show bring them together is wonderful.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Relationships

Tonight the kids were asking us about when we met and how old we were.

It goes back 21 years since we met. We met briefly while dating other people, I was 16 then. We met again about 6-12 months later still dating other people.
I was always dating someone, I wasn't ever really single.

Actually this time I was attending senior skip day but I was a junior and I was riding with Jason's girlfriend. He was out of school already but his girlfriend was in my class.

Then a few months later we met again, this time dating each others' best friend.

Yes, really.

The four of us would hang out and they worked nights while Jason and I worked days so we would get together and do stuff. Actually I was still in high school but I worked afternoons and weekends during the day.

We would pick Tammy up after work and hook up with Randy on weekends but Jason and I spent a lot of time getting to know each other.

We became the best of friends, this went on for several weeks, I'm thinking Nov-Jan. Jason and I officially started dating January 21st, 1989.

I knew after a month of dating that he was the one for me, he was the man I was going to marry. I have witnesses to this, I told my friend Amy and I told my grandmother.

My grandma and I would meet at Friendly's restaurant once a month for lunch. She knew all to well my dating habits and was shocked to hear me speak like that.

Young couples ask us what makes a marriage work? How did you know she was the one? What is your secret?

It's hard to say how you know because honestly I just knew and so did Jason, it just took him a little longer :)

I have come to realize that what we have isn't that common. We are totally and completely in love with each other.

It's like we are still 17 and 19 just with some aches and pains plus the 4 little people we have created.

We have fun, he gets me, we respect and trust each other completely.

It is possible to find your mate at a young age and marriage really can be fun.

We have fun, we laugh so much.

We miss each other all day, we know when the other will call or if we missed a call.

I have actually heard his thoughts a few times. I am not kidding, one time we were in the van and I said, "what did you say?" He said, "I didn't say anything." I said, "Yes you did, you said something about _____."
He said, "How did you know that? I was thinking that but I didn't say it."

He has been scared ever since, we joke about it now, watch out I can hear your thoughts!!!

So I am just so thankful to be married to an awesome person who loves me for ME!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

This is great!

Here is a link to a Page at Sandra Dodd's unschooling site written by Pam Sorooshian.

It's about how to be a good unschooler, it is awesome!

Christmas meme

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? red wine

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? we wrap presents

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? colored

4. Do you hang Mistletoe? I have in the past when I could get some fresh stuff

5. When do you put your decorations up? started today, the tree won't go up until 2 weeks before Christmas

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? anything with chocolate

7. Favorite memory as a child? I don't know?

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? What truth? That he lives in the North Pole? I've been there, it's near the St. Lawrence Seaway.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Yes

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? Lights, homemade ornaments, store bought ornaments.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Hate it! It is pretty when it falls but that's it.

12. Can you ice skate? Absolutely NOT!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Not as a child, I've gotten many nice gifts but the best for me is spending it with my kids.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Being with my husband and kids.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? chocolate

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? baking cookies

17. What tops your tree? star

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving? Giving

19. What is your favorite Christmas song? Little Drummer Boy

20. Candy canes, yuck or yum? yum

21.Favorite Holiday Movie? Christmas Vacation

Monday, December 01, 2008

Forts

Cassie and Jared have been playing together a lot lately which is good since I've been sick.


Cassie's fort with Boomer too.

Jared's fort.

They were having so much fun. They kept changing the styles and making different ones. These were the only pictures I took though.
Notice the strand of legos, those are the lights.


Sunday, November 30, 2008

NaBloPoMo

I've decided to participate in the December blogroll to post everyday of the month.

The theme for December is THANKS!
Blogging on the theme is not required for inclusion on the blogroll.

Here's the link

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Sleepy :: me

  2. Thanksgiving :: apple pie

  3. Fifteen :: 3x5

  4. Authority :: question authority

  5. Bangs :: hair
  6. Curled :: up in a ball

  7. Young man :: my son

  8. Surprised :: wow

  9. Mistake :: we all make mistakes

  10. Handle it :: just deal


Boring! Well I have a cold, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Luna Nina

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's all good

I have been so absorbed lately with my hormonal issues that I haven't been doing much blogging. Hell after my political rantings I'm trying to figure out how to get back to unschooling.

I mean our lives haven't changed, we live and learn everyday. We follow our interests, we read, play, watch tv, play games, create, explore, imagine, draw, build, cook, clean, live, laugh and love.

We work through our differences and work on respecting each other. I admit this isn't always easy especially when one child is just being tough and not wanting to see the other side. With everything in life we work through it.

Kids are so funny, Jared still sleeps with us and we asked him yesterday when we get him a bed does he want to share a room with his brothers or his sister. He looked at us and as serious as he could said, "We'll discuss this later."

Jason and I just laughed, it was so funny.

Hmmmm do you think he has heard that before?

I am so thankful to have such an awesome husband and kids.

I am so blessed!

They put up with my stuff.

Although I can't quite control my stuff lately, you know crying for no reason is really a pain...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings


  1. Spit it out :: SAY IT!


  2. Shadow :: of the day


  3. Database :: computer


  4. Expression :: WTF?


  5. Boss :: Who's the boss?


  6. Baby :: doll


  7. Mystic :: pizza


  8. Kate :: and Leopold


  9. Boobies :: man's favorite toy


  10. Raid :: ant and roach spray


Luna Nina

Thursday, November 20, 2008

You know you are a hormonal freak when...

You burst out crying for no apparant reason.

Anyone seen The Holiday with Cameron Diaz?

That's me, I don't cry easy, I would go through the motions and try so hard but nothing would come out.

Well for the past few days I just start crying, ugh this is so out of character for me.

You can go from laughing to crying to snapping at your husband to being impatient with your kids at the drop of a hat.

Oh you are hungry again!

You're kidding right?

Feed yourself!

You crave salt.

You have anxiety.

You feel like you are freaking out.

You have blood pressure surges.

The clutter is getting to you.

You have cleaning spurts.

You have bitching spurts.

You wonder what the hell is wrong with you.

You drop things.

You run into things.

You can't remember shit.

You are an emotional roller coaster.

You get hot flashes. But never when you are cold and really want one.

Peri-menopause anyone?

I welcome been there done that advice or I'm with you support.

Pass the chocolate and don't forget the wine.

My dear husband told me to get a glass of wine, go take a hot bath and don't tell the kids. This was after I started bawling for no apparant reason a couple hours ago. He told me I was at my peak. Hallelujah get me off this damn mountain I need sanity, not some freakin roller coaster ride.

I should just embrace this right, enjoy the ride, life is a journey.

Welcome to my journey friends I bet you wish I was back on politics, HA HA probably not those of you on the opposite side!

I am TOO YOUNG FOR THIS!

As I look back I have been slowly progressing since I was 34, the last month has been the worst, I'm only 37.

I'm sure I have many more wonderful symptoms to share with you but right now I just want to get my damn period and move on!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings


  1. Please stop :: so I can get off


  2. Move over :: get out of my way


  3. Sweet as :: molasses

  4. Bet :: gamble


  5. Mad about :: you


  6. It’s over :: "It's Already over now" Song by Red


  7. Intend to :: I intend to be free


  8. Blame :: don't blame me


  9. Jefferson :: Starship, Airplane, Thomas, George


  10. Heartless :: vindictive


Luna Nina

Saturday, November 15, 2008

An evening with moms

The homeschool group that I have been going to has decided to do a moms night once a month.

Tonight we met at a coffee shop that had live music.

I hardly ever leave the house without Jared, he brings new meaning to attachment parenting, but he is almost 6 1/2 and he has let me leave him twice this month.

I told him that just the moms would be there, no kids, he asked me about the dads. I told him the dads were staying home with the kids so the moms could meet.

He was ok with it :)

We had a great time, good conversation, we are still getting to know each other.

It's so funny because all I have ever done is try to make social networks for my kids but in the process I have met some great ladies.

We all get along and we are learning more about each other and accepting where we are at in life.

It was fun, I had a cafe mocha for my inquiring friends, if you can mix coffee and chocolate you are on to something wonderful.

Jared called me because I told him I would be an hour and it turned into two, we were just conversing freely.

He was so cute and told me he missed me and informed me that I missed Numb3rs, one of my favorite shows.

I told him it was ok, I would watch it online and I would be home soon.

It's nice to make friends, I am so alone in my beliefs sometimes that I can forget there are others out there who may just understand where I'm coming from.

Cassie is so excited because she is making new friends with all of the girls, she has been surrounded by boys all of her life.

Life is good, chocolate, coffee, friends, wine, I'm a happy camper :)

Now if my hormones would cooperate... LOL!

I won't bore you, I'm working on it, my hormones cause my blood pressure surges.

Oh joy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

two pictures

We went to the zoo today, I love the zoo, I get to see all the cool animals and the best part is the elephants of course.


Here we are, all six of us. Jason is usually taking the picture so this time we got him in the picture. If you look above his head you see the giraffe, that guy was a ham, we were talking to him and he came right up to us and was posing. It's funny that he is in this picture.

This is me and my mom.
Yes she is young and beautiful :)
It's great to have her here visiting.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fun workshop

We went to Build-a-Bear workshop for the first time. Cassie wanted one for her birthday so we were going there to get her present. I had no idea what it was going to be like, it is awesome. You pick your animal, stuff it, they sew it up, fluff it and accessorize. You also name it and get an official birth certificate.
I recommend it to anyone who hasn't been there.



This is Jared's bear his name is Stuffy. The machine stopped working and Jared's was hand stuffed, he helped stuff it. He built the lego background as soon as we got home.



This is Cassie with her bear Haley.



Here I am, my mom insisted on buying me an elephant, I couldn't resist.
His name is Rebel and his shirt has a guitar on it and says rock-n-roll.
He is so soft and fluffy and cute and cuddly, I think he is my cutest elephant yet and I have alot.

Fun, fun, fun :)

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Coverage :: liberal media

  2. Cynical :: I can be at times

  3. Gust :: of wind

  4. Improvised :: when you have to work with something and don't have all of the right ingredients

  5. V :: Vendetta

  6. Guests :: I have several coming tomorrow

  7. Brutal :: honesty

  8. Grant :: God grant me serenity...

  9. Pull :: my leg, it's all a nightmare, I will wake up

  10. Streaming :: video

Luna Nina


Friday, November 07, 2008

A very scary incident

My day has been rocked for sure.

I was taking a vitamin that I always take and it got stuck at the back of my throat.

I started choking, I couldn't breathe. My older boys came in and slapped my back and Kieran put his arms around me trying to get me to cough it up.

I threw up but the vitamin was never found, it obviously found the right pipe.

I have never choked before, I thought I was going to die, I couldn't swallow or breathe.

I finally was able to breathe, I was shaking, I went into a panic.

My throat is sore and my chest hurts and I have been having a hard time breathing all day. It's the sensation of feeling like I'm not breathing even though I really am.

A few hours later I was afraid to eat and I got really hungry so I ate soup, I figured that was safe.

I still feel messed up but talk about being THANKFUL TO BE ALIVE!!!!!!

I have never experienced anything like that and I pray I never will again.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Thankful Wednesday

I have seen a few bloggers do this and it's a good idea.

1. I'm thankful for the sunshine and beautiful weather we are having.

2. I'm thankful for my husband and kids.

3. I'm thankful that today we have food, clothing and shelter.

4. I'm thankful my husband has a job.

5. I'm thankful for my friends.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Printable electoral map

You can go to C-span and click on electoral map and it will bring up a pdf file.

During the last election they gave away huge posters and we had a blast with it. This election you have to go and print it out.

Anyway it's neat to see the population and the electoral votes per state.

We will keep track at what color each state votes and how many electoral votes each candidate gets.

Happy Election Day


A few thoughts

Today was an interesting day, I didn't sleep well and woke up a few times before I actually got up. I woke up anxious, my heart was beating too fast and it felt like my blood pressure was elevated. I got up feeling like crap because I was tired and started my day that way.

Today I had to go to the lab to get my blood drawn for a retest because there was a screw up with a test they ran. I wasn't consciously nervous but my subconscious has a mind of it's own. This happens all the time, if I have to go to the doctor or make a phone call or go somewhere that I've never been. My heart rate was really high this afternoon but my BP was normal. I felt like crap though.

I don't know how to control my subconscious, I don't know how to control anxiety and how my body responds to stress. I can't afford $150/hr for a therapy session with my doctor, I had to cancel my check up this week because I need to get my bill paid down before I add more to it.

So much of my responsiveness is engrained and reactionary and out of my control. Trust me when my heart is beating fast and I try to *relax* it actually gets higher.

When I wake up feeling this way then I was obviously thinking about stuff while I was sleeping.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I need help!!! I need to figure out how to deal with this stuff on a conscious level so my subconscious cooperates.

I'm sure I'm anxious about the election too, gee ya think?!

I am holding out HOPE that the majority of the American people do NOT want socialism. I am putting faith in them to vote for freedom and against big government.

I don't get why people are all gaga over Obama, he creeps me out. He stands for bigger government and higher taxes and redistribution of wealth instead of creating wealth. Not to mention he is a liar.

I don't know when the belief that the government will take care of you and owes you a living came from. I don't understand why some people want to sit on their ass while others work hard. I just don't understand why some people aren't proud to be an American. If you are voting Obama because of abortion or gay rights you are really missing the BIG picture.

I do understand why some people are fed up with the 2 party system, so am I. I don't believe that this is the election to vote third party in. It is too critical, yes we need to stand up for what we believe in and protest the audacity of the government.

I am pretty much Libertarian, I want a small government that protects our borders and keeps us safe from terrorists.

I believe that the federal government is way TOO big and needs to be scaled way back. We have lost so many freedoms and we have gained so many social programs.

More control needs to be handed back to the states and that includes issues like abortion. I'm not even going there right now.

If you are not proud to be an American, if you are not patriotic, if you do not believe in the constitution and do not believe that you live in the greatest country on earth than I say leave.

I'm not kidding, get the fuck out.

Michelle Obama was never proud to be an American, if you aren't happy leave.

Freedom isn't free.

Socialism and oppression don't work.

The democrats need poor people to keep them poor, if you want more from life, if you desire to work hard and spread your wealth as you see fit then please do the right thing when you go to the polls.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

*'Twas the night before elections*

I didn't write this, if you know who did I'll give proper credit.

*'Twas the night before elections*
*And all through the town*
*Tempers were flaring*
*Emotions all up and down!*

**
*I, in my bathrobe*
*With a dog in my lap*
*Had cut off the TV*
*Tired of political crap.*

**
*When all of a sudden*
*There arose such a noise*
*I peered out of my window*
*And saw Obama and his boys*

**
*They had come for my wallet*
*They wanted my pay*
*To give it to the others*
*Who had not worked a day!*
**
*He snatched up my money*
*And quick as a flash*
*Jumped back on his bandwagon*
*With all of my stash*
**
*He then rallied his henchmen*
*Who were pulling his cart*
*I could tell they were out*
*To tear my country apart!*
**
*'On Fannie, on Freddie, *
*On Biden and Ayers!*
*On Acorn, On Pelosi'*
*He screamed at the pairs!*
**
*They took off for his cause*
*And as he flew out of sight*
*I heard him laugh at the nation*
*That wouldn't stand up and fight!*
**
*So I leave you to think*
*On this one final note-*
*IF YOU DON'T WANT SOCIALISM*
*GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!*

McCain and *Palin* on SNL

These are funny :)

Opening Skit

Weekend Update

Jefferson quote

A good government is one "which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread that it has earned.

- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) (inaugural address)

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. In love :: I'm in love with my best friend

  2. Be my guest :: go ahead make my day

  3. Number one :: we had a beagle named number one, also Star Trek the next generation comes to mind

  4. Swallowed whole :: pills are hard for me to swallow whole

  5. 50 percent :: more than 50% of America better vote for freedom

  6. Made in :: the good ole USA

  7. Supplement :: my income

  8. Right for :: Jason is right for me

  9. Endless :: time is endless

  10. Ceramic :: tile

Luna Nina


kid's say

The kids have been eating candy since we got home last night.

They had dumped it all out on the table to sort and trade, the older kids picked theirs up and took it to their rooms. Jared left his out on the table and kept coming back and grabbing something and going off to play.

Late last night he said, "Will someone pick that candy up because everytime I see it, it makes me want to eat it."

Today was Cassie's last soccer game and it's also her 9th birthday. They had donuts and cupcakes after the game.

We came home and the kids still went to their candy stash and nibbled throughout the day.

A little while ago Cassie asked me if I dared her to not eat candy for two days. I paused a moment and then said sure I dare you. She said, "Then please take it and hide it so I don't know where it is."

I just thought these were funny things they said, I think they are realizing their personal limits.

We are having her birthday party next weekend when grandma is here from Texas.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween

Here they are before trick or treating.
Jason has on Cassie's witch hair wig, she said it bothered her so he put it on and was being an old British rockstar. He went out like that too with sunglasses on and an accent.
When we got home they dumped out all the candy and ate a lot, made some trades and packed it up for later.

unreal

Mild thoughts

I just got out of the tub and I do spend time in there thinking. I try to relax and I do, the hot water helps me tremendously. Many times I *write* in my head and can't ever do it justice in writing when I get out.

I also am so *on* when I'm pre-menstrual, there are many yucky things about that but my thoughts are clear, I'm funny and I'm so serious on my soapboxes that I'm awesome. You wouldn't know that in my writing, as I have stated this isn't my strong suit, I am actively working on expressing my thoughts in the written word. My blog gets the very watered down version of what I really think and it's probably best that way.

Last weekend I was spot on, I was discussing politics, racism and unschooling at a friend's house. There were other people there that don't really know me and I told my friend that I hope I didn't scare them. She said no it was fine they just don't know you and now they do :)

So now my estrogen surge is over, this is a good thing. I took my blood pressure before I went to the bath and it was 97/66 with a heart rate of 61 and I wasn't even sitting that long, I've been up and down all night.

A far cry from a week ago at 143/98, HR 103, wow I'm A-OK right now. Although I did get a spike yesterday due to the cell phone fiasco it was nothing compared to the estrogen.

Thank you Deanne for putting things in perspective and for caring so much. I admit that I am a little pissed that the phone company won't wipe out all of the charges. I believe they should and my husband and I are having a tif over it. He says it's not their fault well shit it isn't ours, we didn't make the damn charges...

Ok I'm getting all pissed off again I guess I need to let it go I just wonder where the money is coming from to pay for this loser charging up our bill.
Maybe I should call Barack, he'll take care of it...

Ok I stopped myself from progressing I said this was mild.

I took the kids to the homeschool park day, they dressed up and we all brought snacks to share. The kids had a great time and so did the moms. I just met these ladies a few weeks ago and they are really nice. You know last week I was a hormonal high blood pressure mess.

So now we have one more soccer game at an ungodly hour and Cassie's birthday and my mom is coming to visit.

Also Jason said he wants to get the house in sellable condition and move out of the city for more land and a smaller mortgage.

We have lots to do to make that a reality.

Houses in our neighborhood sell very fast, I'm sure it's the level, you know middle income. Our house needed a complete overhaul and we are probably half way through it. We haven't done much with it in the past year so now it's time.

It's probably good that I haven't unpacked everything.

I still have my clothes in a box, well the box is broken out the one side, even my clothes won't go in the box, LOL! I have never been in the box, I just can't conform to anyone or anything, I am definitely unique, I am me, I got that going for me :)

If you could talk to me for a while you would know what I mean.

So this is probably boring you to tears, sometimes I am better when I'm fired up.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Civics lesson

***I did not write this*
Sorry for the confusion I stated it at the end.

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade. The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia’s mother. The day arrived when they were to make their speeches. Jamie went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Every one applauded.

He sat down and Olivia came to the podium. Her speech was concise. She said, “If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream.” She sat down. The class went wild. “Yes! Yes! We want ice cream.”

She surely would say more. She did not have to. A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn’t sure. Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it. She didn’t know. The class really didn’t care. All they were thinking about was ice cream. Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a land slide.

Every time Barack Obama opens his mouth he offers ice cream, and fifty percent of America reacts like nine year olds. They want ice cream. The other fifty percent know they’re going to have to feed the cow.

I got this from someone else and don't know who wrote it but it is good.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Violated

We just realized that our business cell phone was stolen, it happened in the past week. Since we are just getting the business started the phone isn't getting much use.

Jason called the phone company and it turns out there are $400 in text messages and downloads in the past week.

This was stolen out of our car, not exactly sure where but I've only been to a handful of places so it could've happened at our house too.

This isn't the first time we have had something stolen from our car or our property.

We work hard and we don't have much and to just have someone take it from you is brutal. We don't steal from others, there is no excuse for stealing.

You know that this society is being bred for entitlement, see what you want and take it. You don't have to work hard to achieve it you are entitled to it!

It is sad line of bullshit for sure.

How are we supposed to cover the costs of a new phone, business cards, advertising and everything that has that phone number on it? We have to pay for this asshole's charges on our phone!

The phone company is working with us but they can't/won't credit it all to us.

The police will come over to take a report, we want this guy caught and arrested and put on his record.

It is unacceptable to take what doesn't belong to you.

Ugh! My blood pressure is going up I have to calm down.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

equality?

"I don't care whether you call it socialist or what have you; the left never wants to equalize societies by elevating those at the bottom of the economic ladder. Instead, they want to equalize society by taking from those at the top and making everybody equally miserable near the bottom."

~Rush Limbaugh

The Preamble

Thanks Erica!


We the People

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

baby squirrel

This weekend our beagle caught and killed a baby squirrel in the backyard. It was really sad because the mama was up in the tree squawking. I actually felt a little sad but Rocky was proud of what he did. He is a hunting dog and he should be proud.

Yesterday this little guy was trying to get in the window, as you can see my windows need to be washed.

He is so cute I wanted to keep him.




Monday, October 27, 2008

Redistribution

This is the real Obama, please be informed before you vote. How could this man take an oath to upold the constitution? He wants to take and take and take until nobody has anything left. Socialism doesn't work, oppressing people doesn't work.


Sunday

Good food.
Good wine.
Good friends.

We are blessed.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings


  1. Contemplate :: think


  2. In the house :: we live

  3. Classical :: music


  4. Quest :: for freedom


  5. Best friend :: Jason


  6. 1991 :: I was 20 years old living in California


  7. Never will :: I ever be a liberal democrat


  8. Fool :: socialist


  9. Unhappy :: sad


  10. Best man :: who's the best man for the job

Luna Nina


Friday, October 24, 2008

quick message from Fred Thompson

A little more *me*

My blood pressure really went up so I called the nurse this morning and left a message.

Today was the park day with some homeschoolers and I was trying to relax. I just met a couple of these women and here I was dumping my problems on them... They were really nice, I like them, one mom is getting her BA in alternative medicine and wants to be a midwife.

It was a nice time and it does feel good to meet people that you feel like you can just be yourself around, I don't think I scared them. Of course we didn't talk about too many hot topics, must ease into that.

So we left the park and went to Kroger and then headed home, my heart was racing and I was getting a headache.

I tried to lay down but knew that I had to get Cassie to soccer practice very soon.

The nurse called and confirmed what my dear husband said, it sounds like hormones...

Oh don't worry he always tells me I don't listen to him...

So she gave me a few things to try and also told me to take another BP pill.
I did that right before I left for soccer, I was feeling okay while we were there.
I also had another homeschool mom to chat with and we were talking about hormones because I mentioned peri-menopause and she said that someone else just said that to her.

We had fun, she has a great sense of humor.

When we got home I was feeling *drugged* and finally my BP got down to normal.

Oh my gosh, this is insane, too much estrogen, anyone?!!!

The nurse said this should pass and wants me to keep track of symptoms and dates. I need to make sure I use the progesterone cream religiously and I also am taking Estro-Logic, it's an herbal supplement to balance hormones.

So I'm not crazy I'm just a little hormonal.

I admit to being scared, high blood pressure is scary and it doesn't feel good.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

About Me

We interrupt the political news for an important message from our sponsor...

Learning through Living is an unschooling and respectful parenting blog and it is also about me and things that matter to me.

Well now lets talk about me, shall we?

Awhile back I posted an entry asking if everything can be blamed on hormones.

Well I am here to tell you that YES, EVERYTHING can be blamed on hormones!

My husband is a much better keeper of my traits than I am. He tells me that I did the same thing last month. I guess I tend to forget my atrocities from month to month.

The reason I'm writing about this is that the last 3 days I have been extremely bloated, I have digestive issues but this is severe. I also tend to crave salt not sweet, like I want mustard and pickle juice, weird, I know.

The last few days my heart rate has been fast, I've been feeling weird, like anxious, stressed, hyper, and now my blood pressure is elevated.

Some of you know that I found out a few months ago that I have high blood pressure. I am losing weight and exercising, I have lost 24 pounds and my BP has been fine, I am on medication though. My goal is to lose 50 pounds and get off the drugs.

So I have been on meds for at least 2 1/2 months and my BP has been great. I bought a machine and I take it a few times a day.

I guess last month I had a few spikes that I didn't record and now I'm having spikes and Jason says it's my hormones. My doctor believes I'm in peri-menopause and they did say it could affect BP, the last time I was there in August.

I have an appointment Nov. 5th, the day after the world better do the right thing...

Ok so I can't help myself :)

I need to keep track of my symptoms better so that I can see the pattern and relate it to my doc and ease my mind. Now my numbers are not emergent or life threatening but definitely much higher than they should be.

Jason said just take your BP next week and you will see it will be fine, I hope so.

I have to learn to deal with stress better it's one major area that I struggle with.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

American patrol report

This is 10 minutes long and is about the lawsuit against Obama because he won't produce his birth certificate.

http://www.americanpatrol.com:80/MISCNEWS/2006-UP/ELECTIONS/2008/OBAMA/OctSurpriseVideo081012.html

International Crisis

"It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy." -- Joe Biden


"Biden to Supporters: 'Gird Your Loins', For the Next President 'It's Like Cleaning Augean Stables'"By Matthew Jaffe ABC News' Political Radar

October 20, 2008

Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Sunday guaranteed that if elected, Sen. Barack Obama., D-Ill., will be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.

"Mark my words," the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."


"I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate," Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. "And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you - not financially to help him - we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right."

Just another reason to not vote for Obama, the terrorists are plotting and waiting to see if he wins.

We are *Joe the Plumber*

Tax cut, laughable

My new friend over at Pasedena closet conservative did a post about Obama's *tax cut*

You have to actually go to Obama's site and it has a small video of untruths and there is a spot to put in your annual income and deductions. It only had 3+ for exemptions, of course we have 6. It also asked for how much we owe on our mortgage , I left that blank. It's not relevant and you know that spyware could be watching, LOL!

Anyhoo it puts up Obama and McCain with a dollar amount next to it. So according to this calculation the difference for us is $3, yes I said $3. Wow Barack, thanks so much, NOT!!!! You can keep it!

We don't even want a tax cut, we just don't want a tax increase and apparantly we have moved into a higher bracket. My husband is making a little bit more than last year, you know every little bit gets taxed my friends.

Some people don't care especially the liberal left wing Hollywood. If Obama really wants to *spread the wealth*, he can share some of his $150,000,000 he raised in September. Why spend all of that money on hate ads for McCain? Give it to the poor Barack, please share it with us...

With our so called bad economy somebody is sure raking in the dough, possibly from unsure sources too, things that make you go hmmmmm....

He is lying, there is no tax break for 95% of Americans when 40% don't even pay taxes.

I am appalled at all of his blind followers, this man is freaking me out, he gives off terrible vibes. Don't be fooled, his change is not the right change, full blown socialism is not the direction this country needs to go.

UGH!

I'm just baffled!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings


  1. Magical :: World of Disney


  2. Shrimp :: on the barbie (I do not eat shrimp)


  3. Project Runway :: a TV show that I have never watched


  4. Economy :: isn't as bad as they say and will recover strong, well as long as Obama doesn't win


  5. Porch :: swing, front porch, porch light


  6. State of affairs :: sad state of affairs in this country right now


  7. .com :: internet, that song free credit report .com comes to mind


  8. Fifty cents :: two quarters, half dollar


  9. Ripping :: tearing us apart


  10. Bull :: shit
Luna Nina

Saturday, October 18, 2008

quote

"Would somebody explain to me how it is that you make poor people rich by making rich people poor?"

Rush Limbaugh

Friday, October 17, 2008

It's not about race part 2

This is appalling and a sad state our country is still in.

This election is about principles and the fundamental differences between the candidates, it's not about race. I can sum it up very simply:

Socialism or Capitalism, you choose.

Obama could be as white as sour cream or purple for all I care and he would not get my vote. Please remember he has a white mother, he is only half black.

McCain could be black or green or blue and he would still get my vote.

I am not a racist, I don't care what color your skin is, if we are going to be friends it's because of the person you are.

So because you are white and vote for McCain you are a racist but if you are black and vote for Obama you aren't.

BULLSHIT!!!!!

Pure and simple.

The right fit...NOT!

I received a Fashion Bug gift card for my birthday and I have been hanging on to it because I have been working on losing weight.

I was ok with clothes for the summer but now that temps are starting to go down I really need some pants. I ordered two pairs and used their sizing chart by my measurements.

My pants arrived today and they are way too BIG!

My husband can't figure out how that is a problem.

Well it is a good thing but it is a problem because I don't have any pants.

I'm going to find where a store is and see if I can exchange them it would cost too much money to return them.

For the inquiring minds, I've lost 22 pounds now, boy it is going slow, but it's going :)

Refrain..who me?

Yes folks it's true, I have been called on refraining from my very strong opinions here. I have refrained all along about public school and mainstream parenting and now politics. I might just need a blog titled Stephanie..Raw and Uncensored because it isn't happening here.

I have held back more than you know, except the few of you who read here and actually know me.

I have been trying to take the attitude of planting seeds and not trying to insult or offend anyone in particular.

As with all public blogs my google hits come from various places searching for different things and they end up here. I know a few blogs I read have posted about the odd hits they get. I do have a few frequent topics that get a lot of readers who aren't unschooling or looking for that kind of message.

My hopes in relating a few of my political beliefs is to plant seeds of doubt in the Obama factor and seeds of hope. We truly can't afford an Obama presidency monitarily or worldwide, I believe terrorists are plotting as we speak.

This post is about the sheer fact that right this minute I have serious PMS, oh yes I do and I'm not even due for a week yet.

My hormones bring on good and bad traits. I am so deliberate in my purpose when it comes to hot buttons and at the same time I have no tolerance for stupidity and little things bother me.

There is an article going around a few of the yahoo groups I'm on about anti- schooling, and while it isn't really unschooling it is hopeful that the message is hitting mainstream America.

Although mainstream America really sucks when it comes to education and parenting and politics... Someone has to get the word out about alternatives to the mainstream.

In the same respect someone has to expose the truth about Obama and all of his associates and plans for socializing and taking over America as we know it and love it.

I am patriotic, I love this country and I love freedom, and I am very Libertarian leaning in my views of government. Although my husband tells me that many of my views are true conservative views. The party I always vote for except for when I voted for Perot needs to find their stones and stand up for what is right.

I believe that Palin has those stones and that is why I like her and that is why she is hated. She has balls, something many men don't have! I have been told many times in my life that I have them too, maybe it's high time I am true to myself even if it makes others uncomfortable.

I respect people who stand up and stand out and buck the system, rock the boat and don't conform!

There are some congressional seats open for this term and I hope that we get people in there who don't take this as a career but take this as working for the people by the people.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Need a laugh?

3 letter word?

Socialism...The Ultimate Dumbing Down of America!

I am truly astonished and wonder when Americans got so lazy.

Since when is it an entitlement to sit on your ass and expect the government to take care of you?

I realize that the government caused this problem in the first place, I believe it goes back to Roosevelt and The New Deal. Possibly even back to Woodrow Wilson. Remember I went to public school so anything of value I have had to learn on my own :)
I'm not a history buff, I have just begun to learn about politics and the process in the last 16 years but even more in the last 8.

While any program could have it's merits in the beginning it gets blown out of proportion and used and abused.

Obama believes in big government, he believes in more taxes and more spending. He stands for all things that are counterproductive to a free market society.

I am in complete disapproval of congress and this *bailout* plan. Wall street and the Dow keeps dropping because the government interfered, they should have stayed out of it, they should have let the market recover on it's own. Of course the government caused that too with affirmitive action for housing, WTF????

If we level the playing field, spread the wealth, take away from those who earn it and give to those who don't, we are producing a society where noone cares and nobody wants to achieve. People will not try to excel because their success will be punished.

Paying taxes is NOT patriotic, it's a crime, a rip off. It is the government stealing from us without our consent and spending our money without our approval.

Obama wants to control the market, he wants more regulation and more taxes and more spending. Like McCain said tonight you can't just throw money at everything and expect to fix it.

Like my pal Reagan said:

" Government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem."

I wasn't old enough to vote for Reagan.

Wake up America!

Smell the taxes, smell the intervention, smell more taxes, more laws and more government regulation, hell smell your feet, just seek the truth, embrace reality, please do not send us into full blown socialism. We already have a democratically controlled Congress and it's been that way for 2 years, stick Obama in there and it's all over, life as we know it is gone.

We need more people like Joe the plumber, Jason the mechanic, Travis the electrician, Stacy the contractor, Dave the carpenter, Bob the computer programmer, Jamie the restaurant manager, Lynn the nurse etc. etc. etc.
(I don't know Joe personally but it feels like I do)

Yes, these are real hard working people that I know. I know many more and I am just trying to establish the base for America's workforce.

It's the middle class that drives this country, it's small business owners, it's supply and demand. Obama claims that he will cut taxes for 95% of Americans. Have you read this? Do you know it's a lie? As it is 1/3 of Americans don't even pay taxes, but he wants to send them a check every year.

Small businesses will not be able to afford the taxes, big corporations will leave just like Anheuser-Busch did, I believe they allowed themselves to be sold and are now stationed in Belgium where the taxes are low. More and more companies will leave because of the tax burden that Obama wants to put on them.

What happened to We the people, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

The government is supposed to be FOR the people BY the people not for the government by the government.

I am sick of big government, I am sick of social programs, I am sick of lazy ass Americans and hateful left winged liberals.


More to come...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Good ole Joe

Joe the plumber is rocking Barack's world.

If it looks like socialism and smells like socialism...RUN!!!!!!!

so·cial·ism

Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.

The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.

bumper sticker


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Real friends

Where to begin?

Tonight we met in person but we have known each other online for 1 1/2 years so it was just like old friends hanging out.

Wow! We just ate and talked and the kids played and it was just so cool.

Julie you are so awesome! I loved just sitting here talking, and your kids are so cool.

Brennan told me that it seemed like he met Kullen before, he wasn't a stranger, he was a kid he already knew.
That speaks volumes coming from Brennan, very comfortable, very real.

Cassie was so excited to meet real live teenage girls and Jared was just excited to meet all of you.

Kieran and Jason had a great time too :)

I love the internet, we would have never met otherwise.

It is so wonderful to know that the person behind those cyber words is a living breathing human being.







Cassie, Kaitlyn, Kendra, Julie, Stephanie, Kullen, Jared



Julie and me :)


All of the kids, we took these right before they left, it was late and everyone was still smiling :)

I don't even know what to say, you guys rock I loved just hangin out and being ourselves.

I keep writing and deleting ...ugh it's 3:18 am and I must get to bed :)

Love ya girlfriend, talk soon!

Monday, October 13, 2008

It's not about race!!!!

Harris a local radio host is being accused of an unpardonable race crime according to his radio station

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Zoo :: elephants

  2. Neighborhood :: kids

  3. Salute :: military

  4. Immortality :: living forever

  5. Dominion :: control

  6. Rhonda :: help me Rhonda

  7. Parties :: political

  8. Prince of Darkness :: evil

  9. Garbage :: can

  10. Standard :: stick shift


Luna Nina

Friday, October 10, 2008

Not exactly




You're Not Exactly a Hippie...



While you're not a hippie, you've got the spirit of one.

Like most hippies, you have deep beliefs and unusual interests.



You may not buy into hippie fashions, music, or heavy drug use.

But at heart, you are a free spirit and suspicious of the status quo.

In light of the recent CCU thread I decided to do this little quiz thingie :)
I already knew I wasn't a hippie, LOL!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

what's happening

Baseball season ended Saturday, my son's team won and ended with a 10 and 2 record. My son had a great experience and is talking about playing in the spring also. We have this week off of soccer because school here is out for a fall break and soccer takes a week off too, go figure. After this week off we have 3 more weeks of soccer.

We are spending our sportsless week cleaning and decluttering. The house has gone to pot and I am doing spring cleaning in the fall.

I have worked really hard the past two days and my body hurts and I'm tired.

There is so much to do!

We will be having a visitor in the next week who I have been waiting to meet for what seems like forever, I will post pictures and give more details when it happens.

Also in early November my mom is coming for 4 days and she is staying with us, she'll be bunking with Cassie. I just cleaned her room today, it usually takes 2 days but I did it in a few hours, wow! She did help a bit too and now she is loving it, she told me she'll try to keep it clean until grandma comes :)

Also my aunt and uncle from NY will be visiting at the same time, they will stay in a hotel nearby.

We will be having Cassie's birthday party when they are all here too.

I have to get my house in order for a party and company and having grandma stay with us.

It's long overdue I have let things go for too long, I used to be so compulsive and my house used to be so clean.

I was sick for so long and then we have been playing sports and it's all I could do to keep up with daily stuff.

It just piled up so much that I have felt overwhelmed and didn't know where to begin.

I am better now and working on getting healthier everyday. I will just do what I can each day to get this house in shape.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings


  1. Insight :: knowledge


  2. Irksome :: people


  3. Maybe :: someday


  4. Confirmation :: reservation


  5. Bib :: drop cloth


  6. Stop! :: California, that is how my son says I stop :)


  7. Lobster :: Maine


  8. Boys :: My house is full of them


  9. Fire away :: speak


  10. Give up :: defeat


Luna Nina

Just for the heck of it

Go to urban​dicti​onary​.​​ com and type in your answe​r to each quest​ion in the searc​h box, then write​ the FIRST​ defin​ition​ it gives​ you.

1) Your name?​​ Stephanie
The sexiest girl in the world

2) Your age? 37
#1) Number often used in fiction because it is inconspicuous: A prime number greater than 25 but less than 50.

******Just a little side note if you are my age and you write out thirty seven it isn't something that you want to publish.

3) One of your frien​ds?​​ Julie
a girl who talks too much but also very hottt!
omfgzz! shut up julie, your hot, lets make out ;)

5) Favor​ite color​? Red

1) a communist
2) CCC tablet (Coricidin, OTC anti-tussive medicine)
1) "You reds!"
2) "He passed out on 48 reds (!)"

6) Birth​place​?​​ New York
Power that comes from diversity.... Pride that comes from making it to the top....
Nothing like the Big Apple.

7) Month​ of your birth​day?​​ May
cool; sexy; hot
i am so may

8) Last person you talked to? Jason
the only name that can be spelled through 5 months of the year.
J - July
A - August
S- September
O - October
N - November
"Jason is a very unique name"

9) What did you last eat? cake
kilo of cocaine.
"did you cut that cake"

10) Your nickn​ame?​​ Steph
another word for something so incredily beautiful it makes ur heart skip a beat.
chasematic: wow look at that super model!!
C dogg: yer shes steph alrite!!!
Chase: yer il take steph to the candy shop :)

Friday, October 03, 2008

midnight

I decided to refrain from politics after digesting the VP debate and have been playing around at blogthings. I took a handful of quizzes and thought I would post this one. No surprise really, I am a night owl and I come alive after midnight :)


You Are Midnight



You are more than a little eccentric, and you're apt to keep very unusual habits.

Whether you're a night owl, living in a commune, or taking a vow of silence - you like to experiment with your lifestyle.

Expressing your individuality is important to you, and you often lie awake in bed thinking about the world and your place in it.

You enjoy staying home, but that doesn't mean you're a hermit. You also appreciate quality time with family and close friends.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings


  1. Hearing :: aid


  2. Aggression :: violence


  3. Charged :: arrested


  4. Traveler :: sightseer


  5. Hydrate :: drink


  6. Detox :: from the indoctrination of compulsary schooling


  7. Qualify :: for credit


  8. Prison :: school


  9. Frontal :: lobe


  10. Pep talk :: you go girl!


Luna Nina

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Dear, Anonymous...

Your comment has spurred many comments.

I think it's a shame that you don't understand real, natural learning and it's a shame that you judged me and my daughter.

I encourage you to check out unschooling, you obviously are not a homeschooler or if you are, you are the militant school at home type.

There are several unschooling links in my side bar, I hope you explore them.

Not that I have to explain, I figured I would give a little background.

I actually thought Cassie would start reading between 5 and 6 yrs old. She was so into books, I read to her every night. She started to memorize them and *read* herself. As time passed and we didn't do it everyday she forgot the words, I realize that memorization is a part of reading but it's not enough.

As with all of my kids, I read to her, I answered questions, I facilitated and provided an environment conducive to learning. No, I did not *teach* her how to read anymore than I *taught* her how to sit up, crawl or walk. I helped along the way but she did it in her own time frame.

Natural learning is a joy to live and to watch the process unfold.

I have 4 always unschooled kids and two read at age 5 and two read at age 9, if you think it really matters then you don't have a clue.

I did the same thing with all of my kids, they have to be ready, willing and able to make the connections, they have to own the learning and control it. All kids are born with an innate desire to learn and when nurtured it grows and develops into lifelong learning. Schooling and force take away the natural desire and also cause many of today's so called *disabilities*

I encourage anyone reading here to take a long hard look at their own schooling and their own kids and do the research and educate themselves.

I will no longer allow anonymous comments, anyone who is willing to tell me who they are can leave me a comment.