Saturday, June 18, 2011

JennyKate's Spot: Out To The RHOK

JennyKate's Spot: Out To The RHOK

I Confess

So, one of these days, I'm going to book a trip with the gals who tore up Austin!

I confess:  My kids are laying on couch watching Charlie and Chocolate Factory.  I haven't heard from them in 20 minutes.  I think they are asleep.  It is 9:22 PM.  Damn Arizona sun comes out at 4:30 AM, so the first thing they say to me in the morning is, "Is it wake up time?"  Usually, that's at 5 AM, so they are sleeping by 8 PM.

I confess:  I went to a Kindergarten Orientation on my 10th anniversary and they stated you should have your 5 year old in bed at 7:30 PM...and I laughed out loud.

I confess:  Once school started, my little boy was in bed at 8PM and out cold!!  There was a good 3 weeks of very bad behavior after school, which is normal development stage. I was doubting whether he should have went to Kindergarten or stayed home an extra the way, I'm glad he went!

I confess:  I let them stay up late tonight, so they will at least sleep till 6 AM.

I confess:  I talk about my kids more than my job.  I am a blog following Mama because of my kids, not my why do I only have 13 followers...that's really sad!

I confess:  I just checked on my kids and put each one to bed. It's now 9:30PM.

I confess: It's tough to transfer a six year old who weighs 51 pounds and a 4 year old who weighs 43 pounds.

I confess: I'm sad that they are not little  anymore....
And I'll leave you at that...I have two happy (for the most part), healthy, boy and girl.  I am done with kids (although the tubes haven't been tied...and don't even ask about the snip, snip with the DH).  He won't do it.  But, I do miss some of the toddler days...enjoy it while you can!
 I confess:  My camera needs to be charged (like for the past 2 months), so I can't take a pic of my kids sleeping on the was a great pic too..ho hum!

And, now I'll take a sip of the red...small bottle that I've had this evening!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

We Want To Know Wednesdays!

In the attempt to get to know me better, I’m going to try my hand at We Want To Know Wednesdays!
Impulsive Addict, Janette, Mamarazzi and Seriously Shawn are the brains behind this one!

This week Janette is asking the questions and she wants to know...

Everyone seems to have a quirky family situation. What is something unique about your family dynamic? 
I’ve always prided myself that my family is relatively normal compared to the drama many other families may have.  Over the past 4 years, I’ve learned that every family, EVERY family has some sort of disfunction (well, except my husband, two children and I). Let’s just say, there’s been some interesting times with extended family and religious cults, rehab, materialism…but let’s just focus this one on me and my family!   My husband is a police officer, so I pride myself in being a very independent and strong woman.  There are times when I feel like a single Mom since our schedules are different.  But, this allows us not to spend money on after school childcare since DH can pick him up.  But in the end, I wouldn’t have it any other way.  We balance each other out nicely.  Each one of us knows each other so well that he is my best friend.

What is the most stressful aspect to blogging {aside from the network going down}? I have to be careful what I write.  With my husband’s profession, I’ve learned there are a lot of freaks in this world!  Plus, there is a level of professionalism I want to maintain, yet I want people to see me for who I really am.  Therefore, my alter ego, Stella!  Oh, and can someone help me out so I don’t have 13 freakin’ followers anymore!

We all end up on a blog at some point in our day, but name your top three favorite websites you flock to daily {non blog}.  
I am on Facebook several times throughout the day!  My full-time job is teaching faculty how to teach online, so I’m on Blackboard and my college website all the time too!   I tend to go to News sites like CNN and my hometown newspaper.  But, I have to always see what the pop culture industry is doing so, I go to and 
4.} What's your sign? Believe in it or not, does any part ring true to you? I’m a Virgo.  I remember when I was in 6th grade, a very mature 8th grade boy asked my sign and I told him I was a virgin.  He started to laugh and I really didn’t know what a virgin was at the time. 
Virgo is a very independent zodiac sign. They are fully able to put their intelligence to use and get things done for themselves. (Very true, and I believe I just stated I thought I was very independent.)
They are truthful, loyal and determined. Some people might find them cold or emotionally detached because they live in their minds, not in their emotions and feelings. It might be hard to pin down how a Virgo friend is feeling because they easily live in denial.  (I try very hard to not let people see how I am truly feeling. However, I am very sensitive inside and tear up at everything.)
Virgos are very intelligent, they have an excellent memory and a highly analytical mind. This makes them good investigators and researchers. They also have the ability to probe into a person's emotions and they can often see into people and detect what their motives are. This makes them great policemen or interrogators. (I live through my husband’s police work.  Actually, I can totally see through people.)
Before a Virgo plunges into anything, from a problem to a vacation idea, they need to analyze all the facts and know all the details before they plunge in and make a decision. This makes them seem indecisive and slow.  (I am very indecisive.)
Deep inside, Virgo is very sensitive and they need to be appreciated for all the things they do. When is Virgo is offended or hurt, they may never show it.  (True)
Virgo exists in the mind, everything is inside. To the world, Virgo presents a calm and collected exterior but on the inside, nervous uncontrolled intensity in the mind, trying to figure things out, how to improve everything, analyzing and thinking. Virgo can tire itself out without even moving! Virgo has a constant drive to improve and perfect, this can lead to extreme pickiness and finickiest. They are pure, their motives are honest never malicious and they want to accomplish something.  (I guess Virgo is the perfect sign for me!)

5.) Ice cream!! ICE CREAM!! We all scream for ice cream! Name your favorite flavor/brand! 
Always chocolate chip.  Or chocolate chip cookie dough.
6.) Name the blog you credit for linking up with us today? Seriously Shawn.

Suggest a question you want to see in future WWTK's! 
My 4 year old daughter likes to walk around and poll us.  She asks us, “What do you like about your family?  And then goes on to ask us “What do you like about (insert each family member’s name)?”  
Yeah, that would be a good one!

OK folks, drop on by and say hello!  Until next time....