Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday Thoughts.

1) How to get this darn song out of my head.  

2)   A valid reason to get this because I’ve been banned from spending…BOO!  Anyway, these cuffs are handmade with various material and I just love  this one.  Cute, right?  Check out Erin and her other cuffs here.  I've also been following her blog.  She's just awesome and full of all kinds of crafty-ness.

3)     Ways to get rid of these hives so I won’t have to make the 2.5 hour trip to the doc.
4)     When one door closes another one opens…even though I've been knocking for 2 years.  I have to say that patience does pay off.
5)      I'm back to the idea of homeschooling my kids.  It’s a never ending battle with myself.
6)      School & Sleep.  School is kicking me in my rear and now I’ll be adding more classes to my plate.  So does that mean I’ll have to sacrifice my 5 precious hours of sleep?
That’s it for now.  If I continue on you all will be reading for days ;) 
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I’m so itchy!!!  Since yesterday, my body has been covered in hives and it totally sucks!  I have no idea where the hives came from.  Since I was little, I’ve been pretty good at staying away from stuff and food that will make me break out in an allergic reaction but these hives came out of nowhere.  I didn’t do or eat anything different so I’m kind of flabbergasted.  I googled other causes of hives and stress was listed….but I think I’ll rule that out because 1) I don’t think I’m THAT stressed out and 2) I normally have an asthma attack when I’m stressed.  I’m pretty predictable when it comes to my allergies and I just find it weird that I’m breaking out for no known reason, to me at least.
I’m hoping this will go away very soon but for now I’ll be scratching my Wednesday away…good day peeps!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Germs = having a cold.  And for the past couple of days my youngest son has had germs.  I can’t say that he’s cute while he has germs because, let me tell you, it is far from wanting to cuddle and laying there looking hopeless.  Instead, it’s nothing but whining, whining, and MORE whining!   

Oh, but that’s not enough.  My body decides that it wants to host some germs too. Ugh!  I can manage to maintain my sanity when the kid or kids have germs but once I have germs, chaos decides to join the party.  Every inch of my body hurts and my head won’t stop throbbing and why does my body need to hurt?  It was raining today.  Not pouring rain, just regular rain.  Anyway, the rain hitting my arms hurt like a mother...!  Okay, just a tad exaggerated but it did hurt!  I know, how pathetic am I?  I’m going to be honest – I can’t take it anymore.  I feel like I want to gouge my own eyes out.  But in the end, I have to suck it up because I’m a mom and I have little people to tend to.   

Let’s just hope that the other son doesn’t catch it….and I’m going to pray my hardest that The Mister doesn’t get it too because it’ll all be downhill from there.  You see, The Mister is like the BIGGEST baby when he has germs.  It’s like the world has come to an end and woe is him and OMG he’s so sick that he can’t do anything!  Are you serious?!?  And then I feel bad, roll my eyes (when he’s not looking), and do what any other-half would do-I take care of him.   

So, that’s my ranting for today.   

The End.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sh*t or Get Off the Pot!

The first time my mother told me this, I thought to myself “WTH is she talking about?”  Obviously she made this up because I have never heard this.  Ever.  

Sometimes I have moments when I need to vent or complain or bitch.  I just need to let it out and all I need is an ear.  The commenting or advice section is so not open.  And after my venting session is done I can get on with my life.  In my opinion and experience, I think it’s good to let it out once in a while just so there’s no negative energy building up.  We all know what happens when you let negativity build and build and build…the spawn of Satan appears ready to rip your eyeballs out.  And most times, the person getting their eyeballs ripped out isn't the intended target.  Sigh.

Or, there are were times when I was caught complaining about the same darn thing over and over and my mother would ever so kindly tell me “well babe, sh*t or get off the pot.”  Basically, to quit complaining and do something about it.

Well, for the past month she’s been the one doing the complaining.  About EVERYTHING.  Okay maybe not everything, but I’m hearing one particular complaint day in and day out-I have to be honest, it’s getting OLD.  So mommy dearest, I’m gonna tell you (ever so kindly) “Sh*t or get off the pot!”

Huh.  Who knew potty-mouth language could be advice...


Monday, July 11, 2011

Weekend Review

1) I was told “We going make imu this weekend”……oh really???  Who is ‘we’?  Ha!  Okay, it’s not that bad.  A lot of hard work but worth every last bite!  AND, it’s just another reason to get together, eat, and drink!  Ah, I work for food and alcohol…psshhh!  Who am I kidding?  It’s a lot of hard work for the people actually working!  Me?  I was busy yapping my mouth with a sweet friend I haven’t seen for a while!  Anyway, anyone up for some laulau and kalua pig?  Obviously I was talking too much because this is the only picture I got.

Okay, just a little 411 just in case I’m blogging gibberish:
Imu: underground oven.  And no, we don’t cook in an imu everyday. 
Laulau: beef, fish, chicken, taro, or pork wrapped in luau (taro) leaves.
Kalua pig: shredded pork

2) We made dried fish.  It’s almost like beef jerky but instead of beef we use fish.  So, fish jerky!?!  It’s a great snack and it also goes well with beer.  My kids will eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if they ruled the world.  It costs an arm and a leg if you were to buy it so The Mister had the bright idea of making our own.  Great!  I just hope he doesn’t ask me to sit on the side of the road and sell the stuff.  A big no thank you very much!

3) One of the carport’s posts decided to hit me while I was driving in.  It made a really big noise and I thought for sure it was going to come crashing down on me.  It shocked me so much that I was reverse psychology-ing  it; it, as in the post…

4) I finished my homework-finally.  That’s part of the reason I’ve been MIA in bloggerville.  I like the sound of bloggerville better than blogland.

5) And finally, to wrap up the weekend, we took a cruise down to Opihikau…

And Kapoho…

What a way to end a fabulous weekend :)
Also, Happy Birthday to my big-little bro!! Hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I Spy...

My kitchen knife has been missing for a few days (tears).  It’s my most favorite knife in the world and I use it all the time when cooking.  I was a little ticked off when I learned of its disappearance and headed straight for The Mister since he’s the only other person in this household that uses knives.

- Me: “Did you use my knife recently?”
- The Mister: “No”
- Me: “Are you sure?”
- The Mister: “Yeah, why?”
- Me: “I can’t find it anywhere!!”
- The Mister: “Well did you check everywhere?  Maybe you put it somewhere else.”

I’m thinking to myself, did he just say “somewhere else” and I quickly morph into smart-ass Jenn.  I couldn’t resist, especially when I hear retarded comments like that.  Yeah, sure buddy!  Somewhere else?!?  Like where?  Why in the world would I put a KNIFE (a dangerous object) anywhere else besides the knife drawer?  Hmmm, let’s think about that…should I put it in the kid’s toy box, or maybe the linen closet, or maybe under my pillow?  So my last response to The Mister was “Oh I know, let me check my pocket!”  That was the end of the “Did you use my knife” conversation…I just couldn’t take anymore. 
So on to the real reason of my post today!   

Every morning, I like to wake up before the kiddos, drink my coffee, and go out on the lanai and soak up the sunrise.  It’s so calm and peaceful and the best way to start my day.  I can hear the birds chirping and sometimes a coqui frog singing.  Anyway, I’m enjoying my cup of joe while taking in the view and what do I spy from the corner of my eye???  Just take a wild guess!  No guesses?  Well here, let me show you…

MY KNIFE!!!  In a tree!  Huh, did it grow legs and decide that it wanted to hang out in a tree?  No!  The Mister just has a poor memory bank because he used it to cut fish and it ended up in the tree so the kiddos couldn’t get a hold of it.  Ah, I love it!  I love The Mister and his special ways to drive me bonkers.

Happy Wednesday people!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

List of Ten Tuesday!

I stumbled upon Jenni’s List of Ten Tuesday over at Story of My Life and thought that it would be fun to do it.  So, here it goes…

1.      I’m stealing borrowing her List of Ten Tuesday picture and I have NO idea how to link it back to her.
2.      This blogging stuff has made me crazy that I lose track of time.  When I do come back to planet Earth, I realize that the whole day went by and I did absolutely nothing but read blogs.  This has been going on for almost a week…
3.      I’m sad that my 3-year-old has traded his VeggieTales for Mater (from Cars).
4.      Sometimes, I secretly wish my family was the Brady Bunch.
5.      I need to find out what you’re actually supposed to do if you’re driving and you see an ambulance coming.
6.      I’m still debating if I should be “cool” and get me an iPhone.
7.      I have a collection of paper, bags, and boxes.
8.      I’ve been putting off doing homework because I’m too busy reading blogs.
9.      I love thrift stores.
10.  I'm so stoked that I finally found Cricut cartridges for CHEAP.

Hope you all had a fabulous Tuesday!