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Monday, July 07, 2008

May I have your attention?

It seems I'm changing/moving in every aspect of my life! I will no longer be posting here at blogger...

Follow the yellow brick road!

Don't forget to change your blogroll. Please?

C'mon PLEASE?????

posted by Autumn's Mom at 8:26 AM - 6 WTF!


Thursday, July 03, 2008

Happy 3rd of July

I won't be posting tomorrow, so I wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July! What are your plans??

We only have Autumn with us this weekend, and she's going on a sleep over tonight. Wahooooo no kids!! We'll be spending the 4th with friends eating hamburgers and potato salad and lighting sparklers. You know, the usual stuff.

I'm about a month away from the wedding. There are a few things we had to cut out due to finances (no food and booze were not one of them, so don't worry). I've yet to even come close to resembling a bridezilla, J is so lucky! But like I said, we are still a month away. BWAHAHAHAHAHA

I had a lovely shower this past weekend. The weather was gorgeous and the smoke cleared a bit so we could see the sky again. I received many lovely gifts, including picture frames, a toaster, popcorn machine, towels and coochie cream. Yes, you read that right. That's what it said on the bottle. And my girlfriend who bought it for me was sitting right behind my mother. We all had a good laugh.

I have one more shower to attend, put on by my future MIL in July. I know, I sound incredibly spoiled but you know what? Shoot, I can't lie. I am spoiled.

posted by Autumn's Mom at 8:31 AM - 9 WTF!


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Twins

Today the twins turn 11! We started a little celebrating last night and will continue on into today with more presents, pizza and cupcakes. Today as a coincidence, they are on their last field trip of the school year. How's that for perfect timing. I hope they are having the best birthday ever!

A couple of weekends ago we went to Six Flags Discovery Kingdon (known as Marine World to us old timers). My favorite site to visit is the butterfly house. I let #1 son have the camera and he took some great pictures of butterflies that I promised to share. Enjoy.

This last picture is of a preserved moth. He was bigger than the kids hands!

posted by Autumn's Mom at 8:22 AM - 13 WTF!


Monday, June 23, 2008

6 Questions

Happy Monday to you. The air is so thick with ash up here in Northern California it's hard to breath! I now know what it must feel like to smoke, and I don't like it. Since I don't really want to talk about wildfires, I'm stealing this meme from Chrissy!

What was I doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago my daughter was 4. She was so stinkin cute, but a little she devil! She had the most incredible big blue eyes I'd ever seen. I was working, commuting and dealing with a very bizarre daycare provider. She had a weird obsession with my daughter, maybe because she'd never had a daughter of her own. I had to break it off with her after she told me that I needed to call before I came over early to pick up Autumn. Can you say SUSPICIOUS??? It turned out, it was because her husband, who'd been laid off was home all the time now and he smoked in front of the children.

What are 6 things on my to-do list for today (tomorrow)?
1. Go To work
2. Do some work
3. Chat with friends
4. Go out to special lunch with friend
5. Come home to lovely family
6. Talk to wayward daughter who is on vacation with her dad

Snacks I enjoy?
1. Humus! (ok it's first on my mind cuz I had the yummiest humus at Julie's house yesterday, thanks Ted!!
2. Baked sour cream and cheddar chips
3. Strawberries or cherries or watermelon or canteloupe
4. Any type of bread
5. Cookie dough
6. Chex mix

Things I would do if I were a billionaire?
I think it's torture to think about something that is NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN.
I'd throw a big ass party and invite you ALL :)

Places I have lived?
I'm not going to list everywhere..I always worry that these things are ways for identity thieves to get your personal information!! I will say though, that I've never lived more than 25 miles away from where I live right now. How boring.

How did you name your blog?
Mine started as a way for me to tell funny stories about my daughter. I'm thinking of renaming it now that I'm a mom to MORE.

Who am I tagging and do I want to know more about ?

posted by Autumn's Mom at 9:18 AM - 7 WTF!


Thursday, June 19, 2008

So Wrong

I read an article today about a 12 year old girl from Canada who sued her father over a punishment and got her punishment overturned!

I read further with an awful feeling in the pit of my stomach, did they lock their kid in a dungeon? Take away her dinner? I mean, really it had to be something really bad, right? I read through the article , and they felt like I had to shake my computer to see if there was anything else to this story. There wasn't.

So she's been a behavior problem, she's going on the internet when she's not supposed to, posting naughty pictures of herself and her parents have grounded her and they removed the privilege of going on a school field trip. Bravo to them. Then this brat somehow takes her parents to court to sue them over their audacity to care about her. She must have cried some pretty big crocodile tears for this judge to overturn her punishment. Too excessive? Really? I know this happened in Canada, but seriously, I don't think it's too far fetched to think that this could happen right here in America.

What kind of message is this sending?? If I send my kid to her room, am I going to get served the next day for cruel and unusual punishment? I can just imagine the gloat on this girls face. Of course I can't help picturing my own daughter. If this were my daughter, I'd think of emancipating her sorry butt and see how she really likes the big, bad world.

File this one under WTF?!

posted by Autumn's Mom at 12:57 PM - 6 WTF!


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I've Come Full Circle

I feel like I've come full circle. We are in the process of renting a house in my old neighborhood. We finally came to a decision as to where we are going to live and I'm happy to say it's right where I've been. I'm such a creature of habit and not very fond of lots of changes. Staying here for me, makes the other transitions of living for 5 other people a little bit easier! We've rented a four bedroom house next door to my good friend and her daughter who is Autumn's good friend. The other options just didn't end up making as good a sense as this does. And we've had some other challenges that would have made it very difficult to rent elsewhere. We really lucked out with this one, it's a friend of a friend's house and no matter what the credit check comes back with, we are Owner Approved. Hallelujah!

I'm hoping we settle in for a nice long hot summer. Well, maybe not so long and definitely not so hot!!

posted by Autumn's Mom at 9:08 AM - 4 WTF!


Monday, June 16, 2008


My dear friend Julie lost her mom this weekend to congestive heart failure. I'd never met her mom, just knew her through her blog and through Julie of course. She has so many wonderful stories that she was able write about before she was sick. If you have a chance, please go check them out.

Julie has been having some real hard times as of late, but through it all, has always found the good that also comes along with the bad. It's never easy to lose a parent. It's something we all know we will go through some day, something we dread. Sometimes we can see it coming and sometimes it takes us by complete surprise. Either way, it's never easy. I guess we can say that the suffering as we knew it is over, and now the healing can begin.

Jules, I'm glad you have your family surrounding you. I know you'll be ok, eventually. I picture you mom like you described in your dream, and where ever she is she's patting herself on her self on the back because she raised a wonderful daughter in you.

posted by Autumn's Mom at 8:56 AM - 4 WTF!