trying to achieve perfection with less than stellar results

Monday, March 29, 2010


Well folks, welcome to Loserville. Population 1 - that'd be me. It appears nothing interesting of note has happened this past week so I've been a little lax on being on here. I have surely been blog stalking people tho.

Dancing with the Stars is on tonight and I will review them tomorrow. Hopefully it is better than last week - sure as heck can't get any worse!

Oh, one interesting thing to note. The child scratched the brand new table. Ran his fork back and forth across it while he was eating. He likes the noise. Mommy & Daddy: NOT SO THRILLED! We should have known - it was bound to happen sooner or later. Ugh.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Wooohoooo! Dancing with the Stars was on last night; and let me just disclaimer: I have never watched this show before. But alas, I am a Kate Gosselin fan. They sucked me in. If it wasn't for her I wouldn't have wasted those two hours of my life last night. You know I can't ever get those two hours back!

So....the list of stars (well, the ones I can remember):

Buzz Aldrin, ya know one of the first guys to step on the moon? He's 80 years old! IT WAS TERRIBLE! And his poor dance partner, Ashly. She doesn't even stand a chance. It's sad they stuck that man on the show. I think they were just trying to get old people to watch.

Shannon Daugherty of 90210 fame. Oh yeah, and Scare Tactics. She cried. I mean, really? She cried? 'Cause her dad was in the audience. I'm all for the 'oh, I just want to make my dad proud' kind of moment. But this is Shannon. I think she's getting soft in her old age; the Shannon we know would never have cried. She did pretty good for being a cry baby.

Chad Ochosinco, he's a football player. Don't ask me which team; I don't really care. Nor is this an invite to tell me which team. I have a husband I can ask. I call him Chad 85. That's his football number. He legally changed his name to Ochosinco. He's retarted. I thought he did okay.

Erin Andrews, the ESPN reporter. The one that had her hotel room bugged with video cameras by other ESPN staff. I don't think she looks all that great. She looks kinda frumpy. WTF, why take pics of her? Even my husband wasn't impressed. And on a show like that they couldn't do something else with her hair. I used to wear my hair like that all the time lady! It wasn't that great of a performance either.

Aiden Turner, the soap star. He's on All My Children. He's got a nice voice and he's pretty good to look at. That's pretty much all I can remember about him. Ooooo, but he has been seen out clubbing with Kate. She said 'he can talk to me all day, i love his accent'.

Nicey Nash, Reno 911 or Clean House. I love that lady. All sassy attitude. She's great. Her performance, eh, left a little to be desired. And something was wrong with her makeup. I like her better on her shows. And the back fat? WTF! Not that I have lost my baby weight but they couldn't put a spanx on her? Poor girl.

Jake Pavelka the Bachelor. But I guess he isn't really a bachelor anymore since he proposed to Vivienne. I know, I know... I prolly spelled her name wrong, but who cares? She won't be reading this and you all know what I meant. He did pretty good. He, of course, danced to Seal's 'kissed by a rose'. WHO DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING??

Pamela Anderson.... everyone knows who she is. Ever don a red bathing suit and run slow motion on the beach. You know every girl did that. Well.... Her performance. I thought this show was supposed to be, like, G rated. Not this girl. But what do you expect from a girl that video taped herself on a swing with her (now ex) hubby?

Kate Gosselin, from Jon & Kate plus 8, if you don't know who she is you must have been living under a rock for the past 5 years. Pretty dress, pretty hair, no smile save the fake one she put on. Her dance partner asked her if she really wanted to be there. She said yes but her face said no. I get it, she was nervous. Of all the people on there she has no experience doing anything but being a mommy and book writer. Her performance SUCKED. I mean, it was real bad.

I know there are a bunch of people I forgot but those ones are the ones that stuck out to me. Hopefully my girl Kate can come back next week. We'll see. It doesn't look too good for her. But then again; it doesn't look good for any of them. They all weren't that great. Not that I'm a professional dancer but that's why I keep my but behind this computer and just judge everyone else!

So, here's to Kate, Pam, and all the rest...keep up the good work. It has to get easier from here on out. Best of Luck to all of you.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hot Deals with my Coupons!

This morning as the rest of ya'll were sleeping I ventured out to Kroger with my binder of coupons. I can't begin to tell you all the savings I have encountered but thought I would share my latest deal.
12 cans DelMonte tomatoes
6 Yakisoba noodles
3 Franks Red Hot
3 Boxes Fiber One 90 calorie bars
3 bags Starburst Jellybeans
3 bags Steamfresh veggies
2 International Delights coffee creamer
2 Pace Salsa
2 Bumblebee tuna pouches
2 Planters Peanuts
1 Yoplait Delights
1 Bob Evans sausage
1 Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
Total Spent: $28.95
Total Saved: $65.54
I got a grand total of 41 items and saved 69%. I'm still learning and don't have a printer so I'm missing out on even more. But hopefully soon a printer will come into my life. I am beyond uber excited about my savings even if noone else is!
Happy Shopping!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Gorgeous St. Patty's Day

Yesterday what luck did I have to find a wee leprechaun at my house! My pretty princess in her new green dress. Grandma DeeDee bought her this dress thinking it would fit her this summer as it is a 12 months. Nope it fits her now and my baby girl is only 6 1/2 months old! And along the way I found these other two little boys dressed in green.

It was so gorgeous out yesterday that I put Annabelle in her stroller and we went to the park. Nathan and I pushed her in the swing for about 20 minutes. She loved it! Giggling and kicking her chubby legs a mile a minute. I love that spring is almost here. The high for today is 67 so we should be able to head outside again!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Andrew!

Happy birthday to my sweet prince.

We celebrated Andrew's birthday with just us. Some ravioli for dinner and brownie cake with ice cream for dessert. A perfect day.

As I sit and think about where I was and what I was doing 8 years ago, I am astonished. Andrew changed my life and brought me so much joy. Jerry and I remember the moment he was born - we were both in tears. He was so perfect and we loved him soooo much. I have so many emotions running wild in me I can't get them all out.

Happy birthday to my baby boy. May the world be your oyster and give you everything you want.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bed to Floor

In the utter chaos of the morning some bad things happened.....

Annabelle pooped up to her shoulders. It was nasty. As she is still being nursed its a runny mess. So we stuck her in the shower. After she was all cleaned up and smelling pretty, I put her fresh diaper on her and put her on our bed. I was in the laundry room trying to start the laundry so said mess didn't stain her jammies and......


The princess fell from our bed to the floor. I forget that she is moving so well. We have a queen size bed and she usually stops just short of the edge. Not today. This is the first time she has fallen. It was sad for mommy. I let her down. Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

So, I'm just getting started. Please be patient while I explore all this blogging has to offer. Hopefully I'll come up with something insightful.