Thursday, July 31, 2008

Vacation Part III: When in the Mountains,

Eat as the Mountaineers do!

What is this lovely plate of food you ask? The name of it on the menu says "Balls to the Walls".

Otherwise know as Mountain Oysters.

Tasty!! Taste just like chicken pork tenderloins (hmmm, what are Tender Loins made of??) Mercede enjoyed them.

My brother-n-law Matt looks satisfied.

My mom even ate some,even though I think it was because of all the peer pressure.I'm not sure my dad ate any as I can't find a picture of it. My husband was a LOSER and wouldn't eat any.

You know my sister Kristi was eating it up as this is another photo op for her (blah ha ha ha, Did I mention that I love my sister, but I am older so I get to be mean to her)

Now my nephew whom is very tiny for his 11 years of age, he is a very picky eater, he was hogging them all down, heck we hardly got any. I think his momma better start fixing him these tasty nuggets for dinner everynight!

Now Cheyenne had one, but as soon as she found out what it was, she was not too please with her momma. But if your wanting someone to try a Mountain Oyster, you can't tell them what it is, so you tell them it is a Fried Mushroom, then as it is settling in their mouth, you tell them the truth!

I had not told Cheyenne quite yet, dang if I didn't get that picture! Now with my youngest you could never pull the fried mushroom story cause she HATES mushrooms, but friend chicken nuggets, that is another story.

Now this is for my sister Kristi who had to leave before my Child Husband and I had caught enough trout to feed everyone. As Kids, Kristi and I loved to freak out people with trout heads and trout eyes. People thought it was weird we left trout heads on when we ate them. These pictures are for you Kristi, Sorry your weren't there to let your son make the kind of memories we used to make.

I leave you with the lyric's to a favorite Dr. Demento song of mine....

Fish heads fish heads,
Roly poly fish heads,
Fish heads fish heads,
Eat them up yum

Fish heads fish heads,
Roly poly fish heads,
Fish heads fish heads,
Eat them up yum

In the morning,
Laughing happy fish heads,
In the evening,
Floating in the soup,

Fish heads fish heads,
Roly poly fish heads,
Fish heads fish heads,
Eat them up yum

Ask a fish head,
Anything you want to,
They won't answer,
They can't talk

Fish heads fish heads,
Roly poly fish heads,
Fish heads fish heads,
Eat them up yum

I took a fish head,
Out to see a movie,
Didn't have to pay
To get it in

Fish heads fish heads,
Roly poly fish heads,
Fish heads fish heads,
Eat them up yum

They cant play baseball,
They dont wear sweaters,
There not good dancers,
They dont play drums

Fish heads fish heads,
Roly poly fish heads,
Fish heads fish heads,
Eat them up yum

Roly poly fish heads are never seen
Drinking cappucino in Italian resturants,
With oriental women, yeah

Fish heads fish heads,
Roly poly fish heads,
Fish heads fish heads,
Eat them up yum

Fish heads fish heads,
Roly poly fish heads,
Fish heads fish heads,
Eat them up yum, (yum!)

Fish heads fish heads,
Roly poly fish heads,
Fish heads fish heads,
Eat them up yum

Fish heads fish heads,
Roly poly fish heads,
Fish heads fish heads,
Eat them up yum,


Happy Birthday Sisters

Happy LATE Birthday to my sister in law Scott! May you have many more green teeth years!

And for my sister Kristi, who turned 37 today,this is for you ;)

Get a Voki now!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Vacation Part II: Picture Overload

Child Husband and Aysha Brat on the Poudre River

Mercede doing her "Twentyone" hand thing, to remind us that she will be drinking this beer when she turns 21.

Don't worry, it wasn't Mercede's Beer but my sister Kristi's.

My Child Husband messed up alot of my pictures because he set the lens to manual mode and didn't tell me. He told me I should of read the directions, ummmmm like that would help! Geeze. so I got alot of pictures like this. Which would of been a good picture if not for a blur. The second house is the one we stayed in. The boy is my nephew Cole.

My sister says that I never post good pictures of her. Here you go Kristi.

Now a I think a really good picture of Kristi is one that we can drool over her husband in it. she thought I was just taking a picture of her ;)

I always tell Aysha I'm going to find her a new Daddy, one that will take her more places. So here is her new Daddy, Krisit's husband!! lol (Course Kristi, thinks she should be her new mommy too)

Aysha's says "This is why I'm getting a new daddy!" "Wake up Daddy, we are in the mountains, lets go for a walk, we can't spend all day playing your PS3 on the Big screen. Even though I know you really want a big TV now and am begging mom to put one in our 5x5 front room"

Aysha "Course maybe I will take Kristi as my new mom, cause my mom is weird, sittin up on that bar with the coffee drink. My daddy also takes really bad pictures doesn't he?"

Grandpa Orval says "I had that 9 foot trout right up to the rock, before he slipped away"

But my mom loves her story telling man anyway!! lol

"Look Mommie, daddy took a picture and got everyone in it, wow. Maybe I'll keep him as my daddy."

Why do my girls have to do be weird posers for pictures?

Well that is all for now folks, I've still got a few more vacation post. I will leave you with these last pictures of Cheyenne's triumph to get to the ROCK!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Vacation Part I: Tickets and Crickets

We left Sunday night after my Child Husband got off work at 10:30 pm. I had to drive cause Child Husband made me. So as I am speeding thru Kansas City at 1am, I get pulled over for speeding. Yes, I just know I posted about getting a speeding ticket like a month ago. NO I did not follow my own advice and poke at my eye's to start the crying, cause that only works on the city police, this was a Trooper and that kind of stuff never works on them. They are too busy making diamonds up their bums (Ain't that right E "who never reads my blog", your Sarge probably has a whole mine by now). Anywho I took my ticket, and was on my merry way. Around 4am we stopped in Lincoln, NE to get a hotel. We stopped at a Days Inn and there was BLOOD all around the front door. My husband told me that the clerk said some woman had cut herself and needed to use the phone. So we drive all the way around the building and get out and there is Blood everywhere going in a LONG trail back to the front door. I'm thinking the woman must of slit her wrist cause you don't spurt like that over a reg cut. I'm kicking myself for not getting pictures to post!! lol You know you want to see them. Anywho, we wake up the next day to finish our journey to Poudre Canyon. We need to get there before dark. Child Husband gets obsessed with things and decided he had to have crickets to fish with, even though I told him you use Salmon eggs to catch the trout. So he pulls off in this town in the middle of No Where Nebraska to find a bait shop. He finds out there is a lake nearby and he is sure we are going to find crickets there. TWO HOURS later, we are still in No Where, Nebraska, but found no crickets. But we did find this lovely Soda machine...

WAIT, That ain't a Diet Dew but Leeches... OMGosh

This sign was also in the same town, can anyone explain what pickles got to do with bingo???

Needless to say after our two hour cricket stop, we got to our destination after dark.

I'm Back

We just got home tonight and I have to wake up and start my 80 plus hour week. Hope to catch up blog reading soon and want to post my vacation adventures that I tried to load up to photobucket but after an hour it still isn't happening.

So stay tuned for stories of troopers, bears, trout fishing and mountain oyster eating.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

I'm outta here!!

Well almost out of here! Tomorrow I leave for Colorado, haven't been there in over 20 years, yet my family and I used to go every year. I'm hoping to meet up with fellow Blogger Kim from Life- Just Not a Cereal Anymore while there. I wanted to leave you with some lovely pictures of the times spent there. My favorite is the one with my dad bathing in the river in all his whiteness and what looks to be boxer shorts, please tell me they are swim trunks !! lol

Then there is a lovely one of my next door neighbor and me, my child husband thinks my hair is really hot, not (he told me that he is glad he was only a baby when this picture was taken).

My sister has stated that she felt like the ugly sister when growing up, which I always thought was a load of poop, til I saw this pic. Not sure which one of us is uglier but she does have some sort of troll face going on there!! lol

I'll have to catch up with everyone when I get back. Don't miss me too much.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My girls are LIARS

Last week on Friday the girls told me it was the last day of Summer school. I believed them. They love school and will normally LIE that school is open when it is closed. Like the two times I dropped them off at school, only to have the school call me and say it was closed (that it was teacher work day or something). My girls KNEW they didn't have school but love to attend it, I think they figured if they showed up, someone would teach them. Instead, I look like the bad neglectful parent I really am (tee hee). Today I just happened to see a bus parked outside my home. Opps, this is the last week of school. They missed yesterday, never noticed a bus out there. Not sure why they lied about it, cause they really do love school. I'm just thankful they have a few more days, cause they are driving my Child Husband NUTS. Cheyenne just now screamed at him "GET OUT OF MY ROOM!!!!!!!" Then she added, "I love you" cause she knew she was in trouble! They are so horrid for him, that it is almost funny, okay, it is funny.

Oh and yesterday Aysha( my 4 year old) informed me that I was a mean mommy (cause I wouldn't buy her another baby doll, even though she has like 50) and told me she was going to call the cops on me and they would take me away and she would just have her nice daddy. She had the clerks laughing their bums off.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Drama Queen Scene

Cheyenne (A.K.A Flirt and/or Drama Queen) had her last of 5 Dental visits today. She has done really well with getting 11 cavities filled, two teeth pulled and one crown. Course she did well cause she was HIGH off the laughing gas. And she did well cause Dr. Tony is HOT ! Today was the last time she will see Dr Tony for at least 6 months. Cheyenne comes out after getting her new crown in and starts bawling. All the receptionist and nurses are gathered around her. I'm thinking "Oh here we go again". Cheyenne then proceeds to bawl "I just wanna, wanna give, give Dr tony a hugggggg"(sounds like she is a three year old again after 1/2 hour of crying) Good one Cheyenne, they don't see thru that like I do.

I take care of a near 70 year old woman that flirts with her Dr. also, nice to know that Cheyenne may never give this up. Real nice (insert sarcasm)

Friday, July 11, 2008

OCD, The Deacon and Root Beer

My daughter Mercede will be 18 in September. The older she gets, the more obnoxious her OCD gets. In fact, I didn't even realize that was the problem for years, but now it is easy to see. I have worked with alot of folks with down syndrome whom also have OCD. This one lady would know if you moved an object in her room more than 1/4 of an inch. she folded her dirty clothes in nice little piles and cleaned and cleaned. Another woman would swept the floor if you walked on it, so she spent alot of time sweeping. But NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO my daughter can't have the cleaning OCD issue. Although she does say she is cleaning. No she has the "lets make HUGE messes and hide everything from everyone" kind of OCD. She can't stand for things to be on the bathroom sink, so my drawers will be overfilled with handsoap and anything else I left on the sink. She reranges everything I do. But the worst is what she does to her room. She makes huge piles of things. You walk in to see a moutain or several hills of everything she owns, everything that her sisters own and everything we own. You have to buy at least 8 pairs of shoes to be able to find one pair, because Mercede will hide them. Not on purpose, she just likes things to be a certain place, but you don't know where those places are. Maybe under one of her hills. Her speech is also getting very obsessive. She talks about the same thing over and over. Years ago, for some stupid reason, we told her that beer was called "root beer", we did this because we know she fixates on things and I didn't want her going up to everyone and saying "so and so drinks beer" over and over. Well that is what happened but she says "root beer" instead. Even after I tried to change it to just beer. So moving on in my saga, a deacon from our church came over last week and Mercede answers the door and first words out of her mouth are "ROOT BEER", she did scream it (she has some hearing loss and talks loud). Anyway I am so hopeful that he won't have a clue what she was talking about. But she says it again when he looks confused "ROOT BEER". I try to interupt and chance the subject, but before I can, she shouts "WHEN I TURN 21..........ROOT BEER" Thanks Mercede, thanks! She is my bAD girl. She can't wait to turn 18 so she can buy lottory tickets. She is only 4'6 and weighs 76 pounds and still get's served childrens menu's out. Nobody is going to believe her age when she goes to buy one. I think even with her ID we are in for a battle. As for the OCD, I'm got to go ger her some meds for that!! lol

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Yes, I am back on track with my weight loss

Well, I have ventured out of my subway comfort zone. I needed to find meals that would help me lose weight fast(as in.... making it come out as fast as it goes in), which you see I asked for some help here. After some comments from a sinner and a saint (ok, she is not a saint but it went well with sinner), I decided to no longer listen to others. lol Today I ate at Main Squeeze. You can mainly describe it as a Tree Hugging gathering place, that people like my coworker Paul like to hang out. So I ordered off their menu The Good Fortune Wrap which consist of tofu, brown rice, carrot, spinach, cabbage, scallions, sesame seeds, sesame ginger dressing grilled in a tortilla (yes I copied it) and then I drank a Curious George Smoothie which was made with rice milk, peanut butter, banana, ice. Tonight I am down three pounds, which I left at Wal-Mart :)

If I had more readers, I think Lane Boys Mom and Can You Hear Me Now, should have to pay me for all this plugging I am giving them ;)

Monday, July 7, 2008

My Rant

Today a co-worker and friend of mine called to thank me and tell me I was right(guess they didn't know I am always right), lol. Today their grand baby was born healthy. Months ago I had a frantic call from my friend telling me that they had diagnosed her daughters baby with Edwards syndrome. I thought I had heard of it and looked it up. I did know about it. It is mainly known as Trisomy 18. I went online and found this wonderful video called 99 Balloons, it is a tear jerker but well worth watching. Trisomy 18 is almost always fatal but not always. I bought the video to give to my friends daughter. I never gave it to her, because the next time I talked to her she told me how the doctors decided her baby had T-18. Through the AFP blood test. I about died, but then started laughing. Yes, I couldn't help it. I asked my friend what they saw on the ultra sound as markers. Nothing!! Yet they were telling her doom and gloom stories and never telling her there was a HUGE chance nothing was wrong with her baby. They sent her to specialist and geneticist and yet most told her that her baby was more than likely going to have T-18. The mother wouldn't have an amino because it didn't make a difference in the outcome, she also has alot of medical problems and was worried what that could do to her baby. The worst is that they NEVER explained to her that the AFP just tells you your chances, that it doesn't tell you if your child will have a trisomy for sure. They made it seem like, she was carrying a child with T-18. Today she gave birth to a child that was healthy. Doctors can be horrid about dealing with these things.

Lets talk about me. I have my first child, no idea anything is wrong until she is born. When she is two months old we go to a geneticist. whom explains that I carry a gene and have a 1 in 10 chance of having another child with down syndrome. These are his next words exactly as he said them (can't forget stuff like this), "The next time you get pregnant, you will want to have an amino and if IT test positive for down syndrome, you will want to abort." I proceed to tell him I don't believe in abortion and he informs me "You'll change your mind, your baby is still young" Hmmmmmmm, he didn't know me well, as my second child with down syndrome was born less than two years later.

This is suppose to be the age of choices but for some reason, most drs don't give women choices when it comes to this. They make them think they have to have these test, that they have to abort a baby that is not healthy. Some may disagree but I have seen it happen way too often. I run across women all the time over 35 that thought they HAD to have an amnio. I'm not kidding here. It happens. I have never had any of the testing while pregnant except ultra sounds and fetal echo's. I did have to sign papers for the drs. refusing the amnio. That is to protect their butts from me suing them, if my child isn't born "perfect". I can understand that in this day and age, as long as they give me the choice. Anyway I am done for now, but I am sure I will be back on this subject to rant some more.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I'm 3 sizes larger today

Thanks to two of my commenter's for suggesting Fiber 1 bars for me. I bought a box and ate ONE........okay, one and a half. They were very good I'll admit, but did not have the desired effect. Instead barking spiders followed me everywhere I went during the 12 hour shift I had to work today. Thanks girls ;)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

It's nice to laugh at other peoples problems!

When they aren't your own. Go check out this post It's Getting Worst.

It brings to mine these scriptures............

Exo 8:2 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs:

Exo 8:3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs:

Exo 8:4 And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants.

So I guess the Gnats are next?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Never make a bet you are going to lose

My Friend Sherrill (Canadian Crackhead) and I made a bet a few weeks ago over who would lose the most weight by July 15. We wanted to lose some more weight but we needed a motivation. Two ladies I did work with (now the witches went and got new jobs, LOSERS), suggested that the loser could make a You Tube video dedicated to the other, having to sing a song of the winners choice. Well that sounded good to me, before I gained 5 lbs in the two weeks we started this and she has lost 5 lbs. Well Sherrill (pictured above in the toilet of a hotel in KC, long story) is going to make me sing a Rod Spewart song. Oh I detest that man and also believe that old 80's rummor. Anywho, if anyone knows some good laxitives I can use before July 15 let me know.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

My Child Husband

Well Mr. "I'm 11 years younger than you" child husband, shaved off his facial hair so he can look 12 again and make me look like his grandmother (since with facial hair, people already think I am his mother). He best grow back some man hair before our vacation to Colorado this summer. Otherwise I might trade him in for some rugged mountain man that is old enough to be my father. That would teach him!!