Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Yesterday I said to Emma, "Momma needs to take a shower, I'm stinky."

Emma smiles, rolls her 23 month old eyes and says, "Ay-yai-yai!"

Later last night, I was helping Anna do her class Valentine's by closing them and taping my Hershey Toffee and Chocolate candies on her valentines, so that she would have something to give her kindergarten classmates besides Brat's V-day cards... I know. I must really love that kid or something. :O) Anyway, she came to a really long name for one of the kids that was over 13 letters long, and she sighs, puts her head in her hands and says a solitary word.


I'm not sure that I teach my kids the best things (OCD, chocoholism, sarcasm), but at least I am teaching them to express themselves in other languages!

Speaking of Ay-yai-yai and Oye... It's snowing lions and sheep dogs right now. *sigh* That's what I get for complaining about getting no snow last year.

My Valentinr - mert
Get your own valentinr


Pippajo, my new found Dork Blogger Buddy, has tagged me for this meme. Thanks Pippa, this was fun!


A- Available or Single? Nope, happily married.

B- Best Friend? My Husband, and my friend in California, Effie.

C- Cake or Pie? If they have chocolate, both please, but I prefer cake.

D- Drink of Choice? It depends on the time of day... Coffee for the morning, Diet pepsi in the evening, and Kahlua and Cream late evening, but is rare.

E- Essential Item? Ooooh, that is a toughie. It's a close call between my dish washer and coffee maker.

F- Favorite Color? Purple

G- Gummi Bears or Worms? Gummi Bears

H- Hometown? Deale, Maryland- a very small former redneck town on the Chesapeake Bay...now home to Buffy's, Biff's, and Muffy's.

I- Indulgence? CHOCOLATE!

J- January or February? January. January is always National "Take down your tree, contemplate resolutions, and start a year fresh and new- the possibilities are endless" Month.

K- Kids and names? Anna- almost 6, Emma- almost 2. Furkids- Numa, Wolfie and Zoey.

L- Life is incomplete without…? Love and laughter.

M- Marriage Date? June 3rd, 1989

N- Number of Siblings? 2 brothers, 1 adopted brother (who is really my cousin), and one sister that I have met once. My mother gave her up for adoption 19 months before I was born, because she had met my father (the real one, the *not nice person*, not my step-dad who I consider my real father) while pregnant with Marci, and he made her choose between him or the baby.

My older brother and I don't have much of a relationship, my youngest brother (who is mentally handicapped) lives with my mother so I don't get to see him or talk to him, and younger brother Ben lives in Maryland... we are very close. My sister, well she didn't like me from the get go. It turns out that she hated me because we were so close in age, but my mother kept me, and also because I happen to be a girl. This is why I haven't mentioned her before. There was lots of drama... it turned out that we just happened to live only an hour apart in California. I always wanted a sister, and had known about her since the age of 10 (and had dreams of meeting her one day)... so it was all very sad for me in the end.

O- Oranges or Apples?Oranges! I love them right out of the fridge.

P- Phobias/Fears? Sharks, I think that stems from watching Jaws 8-10 times one summer as a kid. I had horrible nightmares. Large dogs, which comes from being chased and nipped at by a dog as a child. Horses, which is an irrational fear I inherited from my mother. Spiders, hate 'em.

Q- Favorite Quote? From Mark Twain, "The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco."

R- Reasons to smile? My family, my friends, chocolate, and the fact that each day I wake... And that I am here another day to enjoy all of these. :O)

S- Season? Fall

T- Tag 3 people? I think I'll let 3 people volunteer. Leave me a comment saying you want to do this meme, and I'll link ya in this post! :D Yay! Maggie, delirious Maggie, my blogging bud has volunteered to go under the meme knife. ;O) Who's next?

U- Unknown Fact About Me? Gosh, I have pretty much spilled the beans about everything to date! Ummm...To get back at my mother for all the horrible things she did to us as kids, I would hum along with the vacuum to drive her nuts. when she would ask me if I was making noises, I would say no. LOL!

V- Vegetable You Hate? Brussels Sprouts

W- Worst Habit? Buying things I don't need then not using them. :/

X- Xrays You’ve Had? Chest, lower spine, right hand

Y- Your Favorite Foods? Chocolate, of course... Sushi, BLTS, Bacon Cheeseburgers, seafood of any kind, Thai , Filipino, and curry of any kind.

Z- Zodiac? I don't believe in that stuff, but I think I am a Libra.


Karmyn said...

That's sad about your sister. Have you tried recently to talk to her? Maybe she feels differently now.

Holly said...

I grabbed two bags (so I'd have extra left over for me) of Valentine greeting chocolates a few weeks ago. I put them in the cupboard where they await the name game tonight. I'm so glad I didn't have to sacrifice any of my chocolates...toffee? Man you're good!

Holly's Corner

Susan in va said...

Chocolate - Yep
Purple - Ditto
Spiders - (*shiver*)
Fall - Amen, sister.

Are we the same person?

maggie said...

Ok I'll Volunteer. Not sure why I must be getting a fever. LOL

Daddy Forever said...

I can't believe your bio-dad made your mom give up your sister for adoption. I hope your sister stops hating you someday. It's not your fault.

Nikki said...

This morning on our snow filled drive in to daycare/work, Aaron told me,

"Mommy, you're the MAN!"

and I believe I saw a thumbs up sign through the rear view mirror.

Wishing you extra toffee Hershy bars!

kailani said...

Now how did I know your favorite food was chocolate? LOL!