Thursday, December 29, 2011

Regrouping From Christmas And Moving Forward



So much has happened since I stopped blogging regularly. I went through a few part time jobs, only to be laid off. That of course let to economic problems and so on and so on. This year has been crap.

I am employed part time now and grateful for that. It is not exactly what I want to be doing, but it is an income none the less.

I am positive that this upcoming year will have its' good and bad, but I am more than positive it will just be a better year.
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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

I'm Dreaming Of A (Not So) White Christmas

For the first time in so many years, we aren't going to have a white Christmas. My girls are devastated. Maybe we will be lucky and Santa will bring some along the way.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I Am Really Still Here



It has been a long time since I have sat down to write. Life has thrown so many things at me I just couldn't handle it all. I am working my way back to blogging. So, stay tuned. I will be back soon.
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Where Has 20 Years Gone?

This next Saturday is my 20th high school reunion. I do plan on going (every other day). I just can't get over that is has been 20 years.

I can't say I am still friends with any of the except now through Facebook. I did have a high school sweetheart that I dated for 6 years that I haven't seen. That has a lot to do with my nervousness and the fact I hate being judged.

For the first time in forever my husband I got a chance to go out with a few other couples to a bar and guess who was there? High School boy! Talk about sh***ing my pants. How bizare. So, now that we got that out of  the way I won't have so much to be nervous about.

I guess I should just go and have  myself a good time. Did  you go to  your 20th? If so, how did it turn out?
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Life Is Coming Back In Full Circle



I've been pretty quite on my blog for several million reasons. Mostly because I just haven't had the time or energy. I miss blogging and hope to get a schedule back in order soon.

My life have taken me in several different paths in the last few months. I have been unemployed, almost employed and still unemployed until last week. A home care company called me that I worked for 7 years ago looking for someone to work a case. I took it and now have a job.

My 20th high school reunion is in another week. I am pretty nervous. My high school sweetheart will be there and I am sure plenty of memories will accompany the night. Talk about full circle!

My husband is starting to play in a band that he played in 11 years ago when we first met.

Besides the four kids, it almost feels as if we are starting over again. I find it a bit scary and  yet comforting at the same time. We have been having a hard time without me working so maybe this is just our chance to start all over again.

Have you found yourself going full circle?
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cereal Treat Bars Review And Giveaway From #MyBlogSpark

My kids just about ate me out of house and home over Summer. Now that school is back in, it isn't as bad, but I still have to make sure they have good nutricious things to eat.

When I was asked to review Betty Crocker Treat Bars I was all over it. My girls love all the bars they have and we eat them all the time. They are a great thing to pack in lunches and to grab for a quick snack.

The The cereal treat bars are available in flavors like Golden Grahams (130 calories) and the new lucky charms treats (100 calories). On top of that each box contains two box tops for education so you can raise money for your school while feeding your kids something that you can feel good about giving your kids.



Thanks to Betty Crocker and My Blog Spark you can win the above pictured prize pack which contains One box of Lucky Charms® Cereal Treats Bars, One box of Golden Grahams® Cereal Treats Bars, Lunch bag,Locker whiteboard and Colored pencil set.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Monday! Free Starbucks For Teachers!


 Can you believe it is Monday morning again! Starbucks would like to help make your children's teacher's Mondays in September just a little bit less stressful. The following was on their blog.

”It’s not an apple to welcome teachers back to school, but a cup of coffee. In recognition of teachers, Starbucks is offering school teachers, grades K-12 a complimentary tall cup of brewed coffee on Mondays during the month of September.”

So, thank  you to all the teachers for dealing with our children! Go get yourself  a welll deserved cup of coffee!! Make sure to have your teacher ID handy.





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Thursday, September 8, 2011

I Am A Fashion Faux Pas

Ok, so who came up with the rule that you can't wear white after Labor Day? I think this is the worst idea ever. I live for white capri pants during the summer. It is very hard to get them off of me when this time of  year comes. Not to mention all white shoes I have. Really?

I am stubborn and I won't stop wearing white until I am ready. I am ok with being a walking fashion faux pas.

How about  you? Do you put all your white away on time?

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Matt Kearney "Young Love" Revew

Mat Kearney, Young Love


Mat Kearney – Young Love
Release Date: Aug 2, 2011
Genre: Alternative
Album Length: 10 tracks: 39 minutes, 27 seconds

I have been a fan of Matt Kearney for years now. So, when I was asked to review his most recent album I was really excited.
Mat Kearney is a Alternative musician from Nashville, Tennessee. This singer/songwriter has successfully had a total of 4 top 20 hits on the Adult Top 40 Charts.

Young Love is the fourth studio album and absolutely his best so far. I sat down to take a listen to this whole album. After being a big fan of Mat for a few years, I had to say I was a bit excited and had some high expectations for Young Love. The overall sound of the album is very similar to his previous albums; it has a upbeat feel to most of the tracks. His first single, “Hey Mama,” has fun claps, beats and lyrics. His more slower songs, such as, “Learning to Love Again” are said to be some of his best songs found on this collection. This song was written as a simple and intimate letter to a hurting friend, it is also personally my favorite song on the album.This long awaited album is definitely worth a download. He met my expectations and more!

Disclosure: I am a member of One2One Network and was given this album to review. All opinions are my own. I truly love this artist and album!

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On The Verge Of A Dresscode

As most of my readers know I have four daughters. My oldest is 11 and just went into 6th grade.
She goes to public school because we can't afford private. She is a modest girl. She won't wear dresses or skirts. She isn't a tom boy, I would say more goth than anything and I only say that because she loves black. She isn't allowed to wear makeup, except for a glossy lip stuff. She is just starting to get into some of the name brands and I am ok with that. She knows that most of it is expensive and I will buy it on special occasions.

But then there is the rest of the world? Parents - where in the hell are you shopping and why???????
These young girls look like gang bangers or bikers girlfriends at 11! WTH are you thinking? I don't even see these kind of clothes when I am shopping. I am no prude, but seriously people they are only 11. Most girls don't even dress that way at 16.

Our society makes me sad. One more thing I feel I have to keep my daughter from - too much sexuality at 11.



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Friday, August 26, 2011

My Baby Went To School Today

Somehow, the sunlit world is grey

A small girl went to school today

So often in these few years

Of healing hurts and mending tears

Of picking playthings off the floor

Or running often to the door

To see if she was safe at play

The awfull fear that she might stray

On eager, fearless baby feet

Into the crowded city street.

One thought has been a placid pool.

She'll soon be old enough for school.

And she was old enough today

Yet all the sunlit world is grey

So soon my rooms grow orderly

With no small girl to bother me.

But quiet rooms are lonely things

When in their walls no small girl sings

A quiet yard's a lonely place

When it has known a small girl's face

Today she joined the world of women

She'll not be wholly mine again

Today she braved life's rise and fall

Dear Lord she seems so very small.

Somehow the sunlit world seems grey

My baby went to school today.




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Friday, August 19, 2011

Follow Me Friday #55

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thank You Note Thursday #3




I just LOVE Jimmy Fallon. One of the best sketches ever is his, "Thank You Notes". They are usually on Friday nights. If you have never seen one you have to watch the clip above.

I decided to make a meme based off this and even though it won't be as good as his writers, I hope I can make them funny. Please join in! If you end up posting your own, please let me know!




Thank you.......

3D for introducing your younger brother 4D. Because 3D wasn't annoying enough on the big screen.

TV commercials for playing/pushibg the same two shows you really want us to see. I won't watch either.

Oxi Clean for really working on the wine I spilled the other night.

School for finally starting up again!!!!!!!!!






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Monday, August 15, 2011

It's August and I'm Broke


I think I hate the month of August more than any other month of the year. August always equals =poor. School supplies, shoes, clothes, misc. crap. Oh and of course it has to be a five week month with 31 days in it!

I'm currently without a job because I was let go due to no budget in my department. This has to be the worst possible month to be without a job.

I have been putting my resume out there like crazy and keeping my fingers crossed. I am hoping that something will come through soon. Keep your fingers crossed for me.


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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Follow Me Friday #54

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I'M PISSED OFF! MY NEW URL




REALLY??? Someone went and bought my URL right from under me for my blog. What scumbag would do that? I am a mommy blogger that is just minding  her own business, trying to have a hobby.

Who ever you are ....YOU SUCK! Please know this won't stop me. I will be bigger and better than ever.

My new URL is www.stillontheverge.com





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Thank You Notes Thursday #2





I just LOVE Jimmy Fallon. One of the best sketches ever is his, "Thank You Notes". They are usually on Friday nights. If you have never seen one you have to watch the clip above.

I decided to make a meme based off this and even though it won't be as good as his writers, I hope I can make them funny. Please join in! If you end up posting this, please let me know!




Thank you.......

Lady with two obnoxious boys in Jewel. As you were screaming at the top of your lungs at them it made me realize how well my girls behave in public.

Spell Check on my iPhone. Some days I have never laughed so hard in my life at your mistakes.

Media - for telling me my turkey could be contaminated, but not telling me what brand or store.

Facebook - for making me relive my past every day of my life!

Lady in Walmart with four kids. Thank you. I don't feel so alone now.
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Friday, August 5, 2011

Follow Me Friday # 53

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Thank You Notes Thursday - #1




I just LOVE Jimmy Fallon. One of the best sketches ever is his, "Thank You Notes". They are usually on Friday nights. If you have never seen one you have to watch the clip above.

I decided to make a meme based off this and even though it won't be as good as his writers, I hope I can make them funny. Please join in! If you end up posting this, please join the linky and I will come and read them.




Thank you.......

Kate Middleton for helping to cointhe term "refashionista". I think this it is so cool that you wear the same clothes twice just like the rest of us.

Oreos for coming up with a new flavor - Neopolitan. Like it isn't hard enough to choose a flavor as it is at the grocery store. We really needed another.

Charlie Sheen for being the butt of some really great jokes and sayings. Go away now.

Casey Anthony. Thank you for reminding us that evil does still roam the earth.

Ashton Kutchner. Thank you for taking the Two And A Half Men job. Like we don't get you shoved down our throats every day anyway.

To the writers of "The Office".  For giving us Dwight to make fun of every day.



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Wordless Wednesday - Out Of The Mouth Of Babes



My daughter wrote my husband a note the other day. My 8 year old daughter is one smart cookie!



















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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

22 More Days And Counting.....



It is wrong that I am counting down each day until my freedom? LOL It has been a long summer and we have now hit that part of summer that just  D............R..........A..........G.............S.

We have going swimming, biking, walking, hiking, picnicking, museums, beaches, sleep overs and more and no one wants to do anything anymore. THEY ARE BORED. I am exhausted. I am looking forward to school as a chance to take a deep breathe.

The only problem with back to school is the finances. It is so expensive to clothe these kids and get school supply, let alone feed them. I guess at least my grocery bill will go down considerably soon. I just hate the financial stress of trying to get everything. Wake me up when August ends..........




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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Say It Again Sunday #2

Don't you just love it when you are roaming around and you come across a great blog? I did that today. It is called Underserving Grace and she has this great Sunday meme. Have you heard something that is work repeating this week? Then make sure to join in!





















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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Follow Me Friday # 52



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Back To Square One



So, here I am back to square one. No job, no prospects, depression, guilt, children, bills, lack of money, life has come full circle in a bad way.

I was gainfully employed until I was laid off and then the contract job I was supposed to have got it's funding canceled. I am back home again.

I am back to square one.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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