Sunday, June 29, 2008

Who knew?

I'm a Talent!

You're a risk-taker, and you follow your passions. You're determined to take on the world and succeed on your own terms. Whether in the arts, science, engineering, business, or politics, you fearlessly express your own vision of the world. You're not afraid of a fight, and you're not afraid to bet your future on your own abilities. If you find a job boring or stifling, you're already preparing your resume. You believe in doing what you love, and you're not willing to settle for an ordinary life.

Talent: 59%
Lifer: 44%
Mandarin: 46%

Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.

Thanks Wendy

That was interesting.

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Loneliness :: despair

  2. Traffic :: jam, yuck, hate traffic

  3. Chaos :: My life

  4. Burp :: excuse me

  5. 500 :: Daytona

  6. Movie :: dvd

  7. Coma :: unconscious

  8. Bark :: Rocky (beagle)barking under my bed. He lives outside but he goes under the house and roos under my head.

  9. Stare :: blank

  10. Angelina :: Ballerina and Jolie

Luna Nina

Well those were boring answers...

Learn Nothing Day

The first annual Learn Nothing Day
Go to the link for more info.
It is so funny because I believe it's virtually impossible to learn nothing. Although people who aren't unschoolers don't see it that way.
That means we can't even get out of bed or turn on the computer or watch tv or read the paper or go outside or talk to anyone or play or cook or go anywhere or...
Hmmm learn nothing would mean to stop living.
I just can't do it!
My husband said he is game, we'll just stay in bed all day, HA!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Birthday Boy

It's official, he is 6.

We had a great party and he is happy and full of candy from the pinata.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


My little boy is so attached to me that he said he doesn't want any presents because he doesn't want me to go to the store without him.

He even suggested that he would wear a blindfold.

I'm not sure what I will do yet, I would rather shop without him seeing what I'm buying.

I did order one present online and it may not even get here in time.

I'm used to his attachment but you would think he would let me go because it's for him.

Jason is way to busy to do it so I guess we'll figure something out.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Birthday List

I know it's hard to see this but this is Jared's birthday wish list. He will be 6 on Saturday, this is quite a tall order.

1. Lego Star Wars Complete Saga
2. Blue Lightning McQueen car
3. Train set
4. Lego star wars set
5. Race Track
6. Ratchet & Clank Size Matters
7. Hot Wheels cars
8. Darth Maul suit
9. Double sided lightsabre
10. $70
11. roll of tape
12. clock radio
13. Anakin suit
14. Yoda suit
15. bicycle

Cute isn't he!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Oh boy part two

Last night Cass and I were talking and she said, "you know that thing we were talking about last night?"

I said, "sex."

"Ya, that, I'm never going to do that."

LOL!!! I told her that would make her dad happy but she might change her mind when she grows up.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Oh Boy!

Last night Cass and I were watching Mad Money, with Queen Latifa and Diane Keaton.

A little ways into it she stops it and says, "Mom, what does SEX mean?"


"They keep saying Sex, what does it mean?"

I asked her if she really wanted to know, she said yes, I was vague and specific and she looked at me and said, "I still don't get it."

So I got a little more specific and reminded her about how we also talked about how babies were made before, the sperm and the egg.

She asked if we had real eggs, I giggled and said "well not like chickens."

I ended up telling her the physical mechanics and she just looked at me in what we call *the Cassie look* and said, "Well that is just weird!"

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Goodbye :: You say goodbye, I say hello, hello ,hello ,I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello
  2. Cage :: Nicholas
  3. Buddy :: pal
  4. Magic words :: wine and chocolate
  5. Library :: card
  6. Fall in love :: with my hubby
  7. Tense :: my shoulders
  8. Work! :: life
  9. Empty :: wallet
  10. Heat wave :: summer

Saturday, June 21, 2008


When life gives me lemons I suck on them.

Really I do, they are good for you.

I went to a doctor on Monday mainly because I was worried that something was really wrong with me. Well it was a typical visit and the results were usual and it really shows why I haven't gone in 4 years. There was one good thing, he assured me that I didn't have a blood clot in my leg or my lungs.
So for $117, Jason said it was worth it if I quit freaking out.

I have not taken the meds prescribed, I plan to treat this naturally, medication has never done well in my body. I will take the drugs if I have to but I am not planning on it.

The main reason for my UGH is that I have gained 22 pounds since about October/November. I knew I gained weight, my clothes were tight and I can see it in certain areas on my body.

A couple months ago I started walking, we live in a subdivision with lots of side streets to walk on.

I started out a short distance and built it up over time, I went a little farther every few days or week depending on how I felt. I was doing so good, my breathing was fine, my legs were doing fine, on days I didn't walk I really missed it.

You know I got sick over a month ago and I haven't been the same since. I did try to walk about 2 weeks ago and I had to stop several times because I was short of breath. I had leg cramps for 3 weeks, I must have pulled something.

Anyway I am totally frustrated because I need to walk, it's the only exercise I can do at this point and now I can't do it until we get my chest back to normal.

It really sucks, I know stuff happens but I don't want to be fat and it's frustrating. I want to exercise and get in shape and now I have to get well first, breathing is important I guess.

I'm so sick of being sick, I am getting healthy if it's the last thing I do.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Jared was outside throwing the ball up in the air and trying to hit it.
He wasn't doing that great and Jason asked him if he could teach him a different way to do it.

Jared said, "No, I don't need to be teached."

Monday, June 16, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Purchase :: Louisiana

  2. Squeaky clean :: my house used to be

  3. Blended :: family (is all I'm coming up with)

  4. Wednesday :: Wednesday, play with your food

  5. Function :: live

  6. Look down :: and see your feet

  7. July? :: My firstborn

  8. Raspberry :: beret

  9. Assertive :: me

  10. Cracker :: jack

Want to play?

Luna Nina

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Latest learning tools

We played a lot of Hangman this week.

Jared and Cassie are always drawing pictures.

Lots of world of Warcraft, a little Club Penguin, Nick Jr. and Sesame Street.

Exploring weather, catching fireflies, swimming, baseball, riding bikes, friends sleeping over, baking cookies, basketball, some movie watching, cooking, listening to music, dress up, cars, race tracks, lincoln logs, tinker toys, barbie dolls, toy guns, taking care of plants and animals, lots of questions, G.I. Joe, army, grocery shopping, cards...

That's all I can think of at the moment.

Kids are always busy playing, learning, growing and exploring and free to follow their interests.

Unschooling Rocks!

Clean air

Our airducts were cleaned out today!

We are having our AC unit serviced next week and that will finish the job.

We can already tell a difference in the house.

I didn't sleep of course because I knew I had to get up early, I'm weird like that :)

edison's medicine

What makes me feel better?

Yep you guessed

I have been a wreck, that respiratory virus kicked my ass and left residual effects.

I have been having other stupid problems too, like leg cramps, it's been awful. I assumed it was calcium deficiency so I'm working on that and rubbing arnica on my calves.

My anxiety has been terrible lately, lots of stuff going on including hormones. I got my progesterone cream and used it for a few days, I have to wait for my period (which was due today)and then start on day 12 next cycle. I really do think it will help me, it seemed to make a difference earlier this week.


My neighbor, yes the one with the 2 kids that are always here, invited me over for a glass of wine.

We have lived here two years and only talk a bit when it relates to what the kids are doing. You all know I have had issues with their parenting and all the rules.

So anyway, we had a nice time, talked about all sorts of stuff. You know the getting to know you stuff but it was probably long overdue. She is a nice person and I really do care about her kids.

I was over there for about 1 1/2 hours and with two kids in tow, you know that AP thing, LOL!

Anyway I had of couple drinks and lo and behold I feel better. I know all about antioxidants and resveratrol in red wine, lots of health benefits. (yeah I think it is spelled weird like that or darn close :)

My leg feels better, I'm not anxious or flipping out and my hormones calmed down, go figure :)

Now I have to get up early, yes by 10 am, that is early for me,I know Jewls is giggling, especially since it's almost 3 am.

We are having our air ducts cleaned out, here's hoping for better breathing!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Thank you to all for your concern, prayers and advice, I really appreciate it.

I am doing better today in the breathing department, I'll keep taking my Oregamax.

Of course I'm PMS'ing now, don't you love it!?

check please

Jared gave me this today, I thought it was cool.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Viscious Cycle

I am having asthma symptoms, my chest is tight and I'm short of breath, which causes me to get panicked.

I have not had asthma symptoms in a few years.
I had that virus last month, then allergies and now asthma.
I don't know what to do really.

I've been taking some Oil of Oregano and vitamin C. I just started Oregamax tonight, it has helped a little.

I did use my nebulizer a few times BUT it makes me feel miserable, it causes my nervous system to freak and therefore I panic anyway.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Master Plan Contest

I fixed the link :)

Jewls is extending the contest to win a copy of The Master plan.

Post a link on your blog and leave me a comment, at the end of the week I'll pick a winner.

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Rambling :: ME
  2. Magnetic :: attraction
  3. Again! :: over and over and over
  4. Acoustic :: Alchemy(band)
  5. Mahogany :: wood
  6. Promises :: don't make me any
  7. Ill fitting :: my clothes
  8. Sublime :: queen
  9. Poop :: lasagna(I am so gone, Larry the Cable Guy did this)
  10. Disoriented :: Hello, me again!
Want to play?
Luna Nina

Saturday, June 07, 2008

unresolved thoughts

Many times I see references from Christians about satan and spiritual warfare. I may be completely naive and uninformed in this area.

I get squirmy when I read posts that refer to satan as in *the devil is working against us* or *satan is trying to influence* heck I can't remember any specific quotes off the top of my head.
I don't think they matter anyway.

My thoughts and feelings are that I don't blame the devil for what is wrong in our lives, I don't think satan is purposefully messing with us. I guess in part because why would I give him credit or blame????

Satan can kiss my freakin ass for all I care.

I just don't get this whole thing.

If you want to enlighten me feel free, if I offended you because you believe the devil is the root of all problems, I'm sorry, not my intention.

I just don't get it.

I'm not denying that he exists, I suppose if you believe in God you must believe there is a devil, the Bible says he is real.

I believe that God exists, I have faith, I pray, so I don't want to give satan glory for things that go wrong.

Am I making any sense?

Friday, June 06, 2008


Do you think back to certain times in your life? Duh! I'm sick of bad memories so these are indifferent.

What led to this was the the little girl down the road liking school. She is with the *in crowd*, she is all into cheers and her hair and clothes are just so. I don't remember doing cheers when I was 7, Cassie always comes home and tells me what the girls showed her. But then I never was a girly girl especially at 7, I was playing with the boys, heck I was always playing with the boys, LOL!

I was thinking about clothes and styles and when I was 12-13 my grandma would send $50 to each of us for school clothes. Well I would spend mine on one pair of jeans and a shirt, Jordache of course. My whole NEW wardrobe was one one pair of jeans and one shirt, damn labels, I loved Jordache.

Sometimes I talk valley girl and the kids look at me funny, I say I'm having flashbacks, Jason says you were never a valley girl. I did live in Phoenix though, the valley of the sun :)
At 13 I was doing all sorts of stuff that I shouldn't have been.

Like fer sure, like totally, like gag me with a spoon...I never could get into the flourescent clothes.

Then at a brief time at 14 I was in stoner garb, you know Levi's and high top Nike's, untied of course who ties their shoes? Don't forget bandanas.

Lots of time went by...

By 16 I was in high heels and mini skirts. I worked then and spent much of my money on clothes. I was busy and didn't have time for mundane tasks like laundry so instead of washing I would just buy new stuff. I am so not kidding, I actually would buy new packs of underwear each week. I eventually did my laundry but I worked and went to school and had a social life, hello!!!

Anyone get the impression that I have champagne tastes on a beer budget. Yep, well it's all good. I have changed my ways, I'm not the golddigger fashion queen that I used to be. Well mostly, I still need certain things but I'm not concerned about clothes.

My grandma always wondered how I got guys to buy me jewelry, I swore to her that I didn't DO anything.

I would make such a good snob, trust me! My pinky finger goes up when I drink, I come by it naturally my dad does it too.

I am still queen of something just not sure what :)

Mom, What DO they do in school?

HUH? Hell if I know! Really hell if I care!

Last night while I was basking in PMS, Cassie was asking me all sorts of questions. The girl that she plays with down the road loves school, well good for her, she is only 7.

So what do they do at school? What do they do at Kieran's age? Brennan's? Jared's? Mine?

I really was not in the mood so I asked her to give me a few moments to collect myself.

I basically told her that the teacher talks, the kids sit and listen, ask questions, read from textbooks and do worksheets, we didn't get into anything else. She asked what kind of worksheets, I'm like Ummm I dunno...

Do you want some worksheets?



I'll go see what I have printed up from like 8 years ago, No I'm not kidding. I went and searched through some folders, brought them to her, we found that most of them were too young for her, a few were too old for her, then we found a couple that she wanted.

We talked a little more and that was that, she did a couple things.

She did ask me about the kids who don't read because she isn't reading yet. I told her that they might actually think she had a problem and try to put her in some program to make her read. I told her truthfully though from what I remember there were always good readers and poor readers in every class.

She knows she will read when it's time, she has some sight word recognition and she sounds out some words but she just hasn't gotten there yet. I'm not worried and I do not want her to be concerned, she knows her little brother can read and she is ok with that, she knows her older brother didn't start until he was 9.

She has been doing math problems lately, she makes up her own papers, this plus that, many pages of it, she is doing great, and she has been practicing cursive writing.

The best thing is she always draws me pictures of elephants.

She is living and learning!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

She's back

You know that compulsive cleaning lady who gets cranky with the clutter...

Damnit I told her to go away why bother cleaning it just gets messed up again. Relax, get over it move on, but she is being relentless. Any advice on getting rid of her?


Who else?

I just wrote 3 blog posts in my head while soaking in the tub.

One was unschooling because a group I'm on has been busy with defining, questioning and figuring out where they are and where they want to go.

Politics because for the first time in my life I am really concerned with the direction the candidates are going and I can't vote for either of them in good conscience.

Hormones because mine are giving me a hell of a time, that cream can't get here fast enough...

So what do you want to talk about?

I could easily offend anybody with my thoughts on all of those subjects. I'm not out to offend it's useless and counterproductive, I just lay my thoughts out straight and simple.

Another thing I could write about is the latest stupid parenting encounter, not mine :)

I am a lot of things but STUPID isn't one of them.

I may just not elaborate on any of these topics tonight because I'm getting tired and can't do any of them justice.

It's so typical, I have so much to say that I end up saying nothing. Oh I really need someone to talk freely with.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

My Kitty

Since I'm allergic to cats, we don't have any.

Jared likes to play Kitty, he is quite cute and funny, he even meows and speaks in cat.


You have heard of the Naked Brothers Band, well meet the Naked Sisters.
They are superheroes and they all have special powers.
This is Jared's creation :)

Alternate Universe

I must live in some other place. I just did the dishes at 3 am...

I had a messed up day, my allergies and sinuses were going haywire, my ears were plugged and my head felt like it was going to explode. I do not remember my allergies being this bad last year. I muddled through and had extra kids here, I guess school is out, who knew, our days are no different.

My hormones have started up, the bad ones, the no patience, getting cranky, I see the mess hormones. UGH! I just ordered progesterone cream but it probably won't do much this month, maybe it will help a little, one can hope I don't need two weeks of PMS.

Jared is exploding left and right and I'm not in the peaceful mode, it makes me reactionary, it sucks, sometimes reality sucks. He seems to do well for awhile and then explode for awhile, it's his growth process. I really wish I could help him through it but he doesn't want help and as dh says *you can't help him, I turned out fine*.... UH ok. Those guys are two peas in a pod, I love them so much!
The process can be painful at times but worth the effort to parent from the child's perspective, with him not against him.

I'll admit it though I was really pissed earlier and had to walk... err...storm off...

Keep it real, right?!

My little guy has taught me so much, and I am on this journey with my children, sometimes I don't have all the answers. I'm having a communication breakdown with Brenny also, don't know how to fix it, we just need to figure it out.

Life is learning, we learn together how to communicate effectively.

I was talking with my friend who has traveled a bit and she said I would love Spain because they had dinner at 10:30 pm and then stayed up partying until the sun came up... Yeah so I guess I live on Spain's time :)

It doesn't matter when I get up or when I go to bed the hours are the same.

Jared and I just hugged and made up, it's all good!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Gossipping :: small town women

  2. Misplaced :: my brain

  3. Spaceship :: star trek enterprise

  4. Ignore :: a button on my phone

  5. Bodily :: functions

  6. Tweezers :: to pull out ticks

  7. Goodnight :: sweetheart

  8. Curls :: my hair at my wedding, I looked like curly Sue

  9. Faucet :: tap

  10. Right? :: yeah whatever