Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I didn't fall!!! I attacked the ground! WACHA I'm a ninja!

......No actually I'm not. Sadly I'm no where near that cool.
But I did make you giggle!!
Today is Wednesday, and the last day of June. Does a month fly by as fast if you're a ninja?
Today and tomorrow are my rest days. Kinda. Friday Caden goes to his grandparents house. His Bella (What he calls his grandmother. Which is not as cool as being called a Ninja.) said  she'll be here in the morning to come get him. Which means I'll be lucky if she is here before one. (Ninja's are probly punctual. Even if they do stop to break up a street gang.) I was hoping I would get a few days off from being a mom..But I get one. I'm desperate though, so I'll take anything.
(Ninja kids probly rock.) 
My house is gonna be ripped a part though!
(Shredded, like with a ninja sword!! Which is called a Katana. HA! See I could be a ninja! No....Not even a little.)
Closets, cupboards, toy boxes...and everything will be attacked with Bleach!! I'm kind of excited! Yes I know...I'm weird. (Not ninja cool.)

I'm having two conversations as I write this.  One with Nikki about kids and one with Brett about life and having faith.
Talking to Brett is making me feel like I'm kicking a puppy.
(Ninja's don't kick puppies.)
Nikki and I are just whining about our kids.
(Do ninja's have kids?)
But I'm ready to go back to sleep.
Today will not be awesome.
(Not like a Ninja's day at all.)


What I meant to Say Wednseday # 2. It's time to just let it all out!

WIMTS


Welcome all to my Second What I Meant To Say Wednesday! Hosted by Brittany and Angel.
It's time to post all of those mean nasty things that you held in all week when REALLY you had something unpleasant to say.
Ok so I need to think really hard about which ones to post as I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings! lol My blog is growing with personal friends since I decided to get brave!

1) To my husband's boss when she said We should have told her that was our car before it was towed and I just smiled and nodded. WHAT I MEANT TO SAY WAS:
You're only half right. Seth has worked for you for over 2 years and we have had the same car, and you knew it was broken AND you told us where to park it. So you evil wench, pay attention next time, and pay the fine yourself and give me my car back.

2) To the guy on Sunday who asked me if I wanted to play Catcher at the Softball game and I just smiled and said Yes sir. WHAT I MEANT TO SAY WAS:
ARE YOU CRAZY?!?! I'm the lone girl playing Softball with 18 men!! And I have no Catchers gear or experience! I will be brusied and broken thanks to my Lack of Experience/Nearly None- Depth Perception! And I REFUSE to chase after any bunted balls, so consider yourself the team runner! HA!

3) To a person on FB who posted on the front of my FB page "Your wedding photos are gorgeous." And I just said "Oh I'm sorry that's not me." WHAT I MEANT TO SAY WAS:
You must be stupid, inbred, and blind to think that there are wedding photos of me on FB. There is one Album with photos from A wedding. But those are clearly marked "Kevin and Jenna's Wedding." Thanks SO much for rubbing it in that I never wore the White dress on a day that's already bad! Now I'm gonna go and find a bottle of booz and cry myself to sleep. So lovely to catch up with you!

Hope you all got a laugh! Can't wait to read yours!



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Post it Note Tuesday! My First one!



Ok I have been wanting to do this for awhile now.......It was actually a lot of fun!















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Is the devil gay? He is horny and flaming!

 I heard that on Last Comic Standing Last Night and just couldn't resist saying it. Everyone enjoys a bit of levity yes? I need it.
I am severely, down deep in the blue depths, depressed.
My car is gone. I don't want to write about this. But I haven't cried, yelled, or even stopped speaking to certain people yet and I don't know if that's good.
Sunday......
Sunday I was in some pain, but decided to go and play baseball in the evening with my friends. One friend who hadn't played before with us came to pick us up so he wouldn't get lost, and I was already irritated with Seth because
1) When he went to the store to get Gatorade he forgot ice. (I can't drink that crap warm!)
2) When I was trying to find our little ice chests for the drinks I realized Seth left them either a. At his dad's house after camping or b. In his old work truck which has been at his boss's house for awhile.
3) He had been whining about not being able to find his baseball mitt, and I had no clue where it was, and figured it was probly in the old work truck.....At his boss's house. Which is no where near close.
We all walked out and I went to our truck to grab Caden's seat, thinking in my head that I needed to talk to Seth about taking more initiative when it comes to remembering to grab certain things, or keeping his trucks clean. IE Not leaving our stuff in them for days on end. I was doing a good job of keeping calm and thinking of a respectful way to bring it up to him tonight when we were alone as I was walking to our friend's car to meet up with the boys. I got Caden's booster seat in and got him in and then as I was getting into my seat I looked over to see my car. Now some of you might remember how much I have griped lately about my car being broken. The transmission went out LAST July and my car has not run since. It has been one of the saddest things to me. I LOVE my car. It's exactly what I wanted, it was a gift from my dad (That I am still paying off!) and not having it leaves me trapped in a crappy apt, all week, with an energetic toddler. I have been reaching the end of my rope recently on not having my baby running.

So I was looking to give my sweet Montero a loving glance when I realized some camery was parked in my spot. The spot my car has sat since February.
Back track..... Last week I noticed some cars had orange "Soon to be towed" stickers on them, I made Seth go look at my car and it had one too. He promised he would talk to his boss, our apt owner, and tell her not to tow it. 2 days later I asked him if it was still there and if he has spoken to her. It was still there, but he had not said anything. I asked again the next day...Same answer.
I noticed my car missing.
"Seth, My car is gone."
All of us look. It's gone. My baby is gone. My stomach clenched up. My heart started racing. Tears pooled into my eyes. (Yes I know it's a car but it was Mine. My real first Car. That I bought shortly after Caden was born, MINE.) I have camped in my car. During bad times I slept in my car. My car took me accross country. I had so many things planned for when my car was fixed.
Then I did something I am not proud of. I got mad at Seth in front of a friend. Kevin is a close friend. Pretty much my husband's brother. But I don't like to air my business in front of anyone. I do not like to get mad at Seth with an audience. Especially not that mad. I didn't cuss, and in truth I didn't yell, and I really only spoke for several seconds. But twice I pointed out that my car was only gone because Seth broke his promise.
Now I know many of Seth's friends look at me as the woman who sits at home and does nothing. They are either not married, have not been married long enough, don't have children, or just don't know us well enough for me to care what they thnk. However some of them do feel that if I want my car fixed that I should get a job and help pay for it. Here's the Deal-i-o for any of them who feel this way and might read this blog:
Seth is the head of the household. He a) He does not want me to work until Caden is in school. And you can ask, I have fought him on this many times. b) It might be my car, but he made the arrangement with my dad to make the payments and keep it running. AND c) It's our only car. It is his responsibility.

I kept my mouth shut during the rest of the game, and I have to hand it to him, during the game Seth called his boss and probly got down on hands and knees begging her to get the car back. After the game he went and played golf with his friends. Before he left he did apologize, and told me the car would be back in the morning. But he knows me. I would stop being mad when I could touch my car.
Monday morning rolled around.... No car. I kept my mouth shut.
I came back from taking Caden swimming around 3. Seth was home and said he had some bad news.
The towing company that his boss had the contract with will not just give us back the car. His boss called and threatened to stop using them, but they apparently don't care. They went 500 dollars to bring the car back. They might drop the fee some, Seth's boss might pay half the fee, but we have to come up with the rest. And that's on top of paying to fix it.
We had already been trying to find a way to get me back home next month. I have some very close family members who's health is failing and I need to go and say goodbye. But to drive it's almost 700 dollars in gas, and to fly it's almost 1100 dollars.
I have no idea what to do. I am completely lost. Car commercials make me cry. But I don't want a new car. I want my car. My car and my car running, tagged, legal. Back with me.
"Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
 I could really use a wish right now."
Not to mention if my dad finds out about this he will be so mad. And I can't deal with that right now either.
I'm mad at Seth. But it's more. I'm dissapointed and I think Ashamed.  His mother told me that he didn't want to give me money for so long because I could use it to leave him.... So now I have no idea what to think about this. I just can't believe he could, not allow this to happen...I don't think he would go that far, but maybe he is relieved..? I just don't know. But I am ashamed of myself for thinking that things were ok.
I just don't know anymore.
(Sorry about any typo's...I don't feel like re reading this right now to fix it.)

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Monday Minute. I want YOU!


 
Happy Monday all! This Monday Minute is hosted by the lovely Lady J!
Enjoy my answers to the Monday Minute, go to Lady J's blog to  link up, and then do your own blog post with your Monday Minute Answers!

Has anyone you've known personally lived to at least 100?  
My husband's great grandma lived to 104. Does that count?
 
What material possession do you value the most? 
Honestly....lol My blanket. I can't sleep without it and its the only thing that calms me down. That or my cell phone. I feel very naked and lost without it.
 

What do you think happens to us after we die?  
(I'm gonna get all technical on you here.)
The scriptures say that "The dead are conscious of nothing at all." -Ecclesiastes 9:5
 I believe that when we die it is like sleeping. We are not aware of what is taking place in the world. (I'm sure I'll get a lot of flack for this answer, but I'm just stating what I believe from what I have personally  read in the Scriptures.)

Most embarrassing item in your house?

lol probly some of my books. I have a lot of books that I read when I was younger. Like the Animporphs series!!! LOL! Hey I'm saving  them for Caden! Riiiight.... So then what's my excuse for still having my Back Street Boys CD's?

If you could rename yourself, what would your name be?  
When i was born I was named Courtney, after my dad. To tell the two of us a part they put Miss on the front of my name and I was MissCourtney. When my step-dad adopted me he changed my first name to MissCrystal. I have had enough name changing. But I would probly change my name back to MissCourtney. It's not fair to take a 9 year old's name. 

There are my Monday Minute Answers! Now where are yours?
Hop to it sugar!

Friday, June 25, 2010

My Very First GiveAway! Come check It out!

Grip those Headboards  tightly ladies, cause this gieaway might make your knees wobble!

We just switched Caden from a Toddler bed to a Twin size bed and he is loving it! However I need  to buy him some bedding that fits his new bed and his new big boy attitude! He has seriously outgrown his Natural Winnie the Pooh bedset!
Caden is a typical boy, he likes Blue and sports! So I started looking, and found EXACTLY what I wanted at CSN Stores.
It's a Sports Collage Quilt. And I think this will grow with him perfectly!
Not only that but I found the EXACT headboard I was wanting as well.
I had so much fun picking out stuff for Caden that I decided to look for some things for my room as well and ended up with ANOTHER Headboard! My room is very romanitc with Purple's and silvery greys! This is going to look so FAB!!
So now that I'm done giving you the urge to shop, ready for the Giveaway!?
CSN Stores.com is giving one of my lucky followers a $50.00 gift certificate! How wonderful is that?!

 Here's what you gotta do:

1. Promote the $50 Gift Certificate giveaway on your website or blog or FaceBook page with a link to "Life As I See It" , and let me know what you would use the $50.00 Gift Certificate for if you are my lucly winner!

Then add a comment on this post with a link to your promotion.

2. Make sure that you are a follower of this blog by clicking on the follow button.
3. Become a Fan of "Life As I See It" on Facebook by clicking on the FaceBook link on the right!

4. "Like" CSN Stores on FaceBook.

5.  And don't forget to comment on THIS post that you did all of that!

This contest is opened to Canadians and United States-ians entrants only. You do not have to ba a blogger to enter this contest, although why wouldn't you want to?  I will be announcing the winner on July 2nd, 2010 on This blog. (That's next Friday!!)


It could always be worse!!

So try as a may this year, I have been unable to find a bathing suit!

I have been REALLY unable to find a suit that makes me look like this:





















So in honor of my favorite saying "It could always be worse," welcome to my Blog Post today!
No matter how fat you feel...You can always look worse than you think!





I can thankfully say that, even though I feel it sometimes, I am no where near as big as these ladies. And if I was I would not go out in public in a swim suit!
Feel better about yourself yet?
Needless to say....Cosmo is wrong.
Sometimes it's impossible to find the right suit for your shape.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Networked Blogs and Your Blog on Facebook. How simple it is and how much it helps!

Obviously as bloggers we are all looking for ways to get our blogs out there and get more readers. By combining sites we already use it makes it not only easier for us to keep track of everything but easier for our readers/friends/family members as well. I know from my personal experience I have over 300 FB friends, and maybe 10 of them have blogs. And yet a good number of them enjoy reading my blog.
So one of the things that I have done is created a group page, or a "Like" page for my blog. When my FB friends go to it and click like all of the updates from it go to their wall. Also it shows up on their FB page that they like it and then their friends can check it out and see what it is. I have gained 15 new readers since I started my FB Group page 2 weeks ago.


The other thing I have done, thank you Nikki, is joined a FB Application called NETWORKED BLOGS. This is a great thing to do for SO many reasons!
1. It's free advertising.
2. You link it to your blog via your RSS feed and it will automaticall y post your Blog posts to your Personal FB page or your Blog's Group page. OR BOTH! Then all of your FB Pals who don't use blogger, can read your posts from their FB walls. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!


3. You can easily find new blogs to read.


4. Because you are finding new blogs to read new people can find you too!

So we learned it's easy to do, you get new followers, you'll find new things to read, and it gets your blog out to un-blogging friends. Take ten minutes and sign up now!
Don't forget to add Life As I See It to your FB page and follow me on Networked Blogs. I will be sure to return the favor!


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Thanks so much!



Today I'm thinkin of Best Friends.


Every once in awhile I think about best friends. I miss mine.

Ain't she cute?! (She's the perky little blond pixie on the left.)You can find my dear sweet Nikkilicious here.
We live 2000 miles a part and I don't get to see her often so I miss her like a crack fiend in rehab.
("They tried to make me go to rehab I won't go, go".... HA! Now you have that song stuck in your head!)
She is Possibly getting to see her other BFF today. (Me, jealous? NO! Ok.....Just a smidgin)
I have heard about her BFF for YEARS! They went to high school together and the stories they tell about her are side-splitting funny. But I have never met this woman! She doesn't live very close to Nik either. (Poor Nik!!) But she might FINALLY get to visit with her today and now I am sad and super jealous cause I do wanna visit my Nikki too. I also want to visit my niece and nephew! Bailey is such a serious little boy that he makes me wanna laugh and tickle him all the time. And Jocelyn is the worlds biggest cuddle bug but she also takes after her dear auntie's heart in that she is gonna be my girly shopping partner!!!
But I most especialy want to see my Bo-Bear. Bo is one of my all time favorite people.
He is always himself, and has no problem beein a goofball to make you laugh. But he is so smart that you can sit there and have a perfectly intelligent conversation with him as well. One of the things I love most about Bo is that he is picky about his friends. Bo is like a hard shelled candy, but once you suck and bite on him a little you'll get a warm gooey center that you just wanna wrap yourself in! (Yes Nikki I had to say it just like that. Once I thought it up I knew you would die laughing reading it.)

 I feel very lucky to be able to call myself one of Bo's friends. (I have heard you call me that Bo so you can't take it back now!!!)
I have been lucky enough to have a few best friends growing up.
My best friend Shanna who moved to North Carolina last year.  She is visiting Cal right now and managed to have Emergency Gall Bladder Surgery!! lol









                                                                                                                                                                                 

My HighSchool BFF Racheal!













My childhood BFF Jenna.


All of my BFF's have moved away, have their own lives. It's so rare to see or hear from each other anymore. I guess that means I am currently holding auditions for my new best friend. You have to be ok ok with drinking, yet have high standards. Can't get offended easily. LIVE IN AT LEAST THE SAME AREA CODE AS ME! And I would prefer if the new BFF would read a book on occasion.
Until then...Here is an ode to all of the BFF's I have had so far. Even if we aren't close anymore I love you.





A new MeMe and a Link up!!

Life As I See It




Welcome to my new MeMe! TV TIME THURSDAY! (Yes I know Tuesday would fit more but it wouldn't work as well!)
So to start I am going to admit to something.....
I watch TV!
Not all day long. (Yes I know people think that's all SAHM's do) And usually not even every day. I watch old movies on T.C.M. And I watch some shows at night with Seth. So many people view watching TV as such a nono...but we all know that pretty much everyone does it!
So this MeMe is for sharing your favorite episode of the week! When you think back over what you did watch what was the best part for you?


One of the shows I love to watch is actually tonight, Royal Pains! But I have to say that the show I loved most this week was Lie To Me. The main character, Cal is a witness at the trial of a woman who is accused of murdering her much-older husband, a business tycoon.
This show stars Tim Roth, as Cal Lightman, and he is a very quirky but fun to watch character!
So Tell me Tell me what your favorite show was this week and don't forget to link up! Maybe someone else is enjoying the same show as you!






Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Here's a comment for you!



We probably shouldn’t post this,
But it’s time that we declared,
Even though we love to read comments,
Few words are ever shared.
If it’s great and you don’t say it,
It’s not possible for us to know you cared.
Some feel their blog is, done in vain
But this is something you can change
If you just shared down here,
And say the things we want out of you!
And say the things we want out of you, oh you!
“You’re great!” “You’re blessed!” “Your blog’s the best!”
“I’m in love!” “So impressed!”
“You make me laugh!” “You make me cry!”
“You always share great things to buy!”
“Your words, they’re gold!
“When they crafted you, they broke the mold.”
“I’ll Tweet it to everyone I know.”
“And to prove to you how much I love what you do,
Here’s a comment for you.”
It’s awkward when it’s silent,
After all we had to write,
By adding just a few words,
You can help us sleep at night.
Take a minute, just to write it.
Please express it, if you liked it.
Let’s be clear
It keeps us coming back
When you show us love down here
And say the things we want out of you!
“You’re great!” “You’re blessed!” “Your blog’s the best!”
“I’m in love!” “So impressed!”
“You make me laugh!” “You make me cry!”
“You always share great things to buy!”
“Your words, they’re gold!”
“When they crafted you, they broke the mold.”
“I’ll Tweet it to everyone I know.”
“And to prove to you how much I love what you do,
Here’s a comment for you.”
We don’t need validation,
On every post we write,
But comments are a great way to tell us that you like…
All the things we’re sharing with you!
Our lives, our news, product reviews,
How to win a Disney Cruise.
Some funny jokes, some tugged heartstrings
And how to save money on lots of things.
The food we cook,
A wonderful book, our brand new look.
We’d love to see your comments down below.
And there’s one thing we’ll all say when you do.
And that is “Thank You”. Thank you.






One more reason not to diet.


So I recently read an article on Dieting. Which I tend to do more than I like to admit. I know the PCOS is the reason why I have such a hard time losing weight. But I am constantly looking for little tidbits or tricks I could use to help me, since I don't do diets. Nikki does WeightWatchers and she swears by it, and I admit some of the recips are Delish, but will I do WW? Nope. I eat healthy, I do my best to snack healthy.... I just don't do diets.
SO! I came across an article that talked about counting calories. Ugh! Something else I won't do! But this article said that for the majority of Woman counting calories doesn't work. Why? Because it stresses them out. And when we get stressed our bodies build Cortisol. And Cortisol causes.... DUN DUN DUN DUUUUUUUN...
                                                               BELLY FAT!
Now I can relate to that. It does stress me out. I have some friends who view it as a stress relief and that just seems like one step away from being too controlling to me. But whatever works for you Congrats.
So...What does work for you when it comes to losing weight? Different things work for all of us, what are your tricks or tidbits?