Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hunger Games Trailer

The Hunger Games is one of Blond Girl's favorite books and we are really looking forward to the movie.. Just thought I would share a trailer with you

Sneak Peak at Insurgent Cover

Insurgent, the sequel to Veronica Roth’s dystopian YA novel Divergent, won’t hit stores until May 1, but today Entertainment Weekly posted an exclusive excerpt from Chapter 2.
Here’s the official description:
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blond Girl at Spaghetti and a Song

Every year our local HS choir has a fundraiser  called spaghetti and a song. It's tough.. they not only are performing but often to a disinterested audience, bad mic and all sorts of other issues!! Blond Girl sang her first ever pop song. I voted for a torch song cuz she totally belts those out but she wanted this one..

Exciting News from Sherilyn Kenyon's Chronicles of Nick Series

Just posted on Sherilyn Kenyon's Website.. the fourth book in the Chronicles of Nick Series: Inferno!!

About the Book

Original Publication Date: March 04, 2013

The heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen…
Nick has his driver’s license and he’s not afraid to use it. But turning sixteen isn’t what he thought it would be. While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he’s been told will ultimately kill him.
But life spent serving the undead is anything except ordinary. And those out to get him have summoned an ancient force so powerful even the gods fear it. As Nick learns to command and control the elements, the one he must master in order to combat his latest foe is the one most likely to destroy him. As the old proverb goes, fire knows...

Is this a HUGE tease or what? We can almost taste Infamous and she is taunting, that's right TAUNTING us.. with this

Friday, February 17, 2012

When Does She Have Time for Class?

I got a call from Word Girl today.. she was in Elgin which is about 30min from me. Now she goes to school in Macomb which is 4 hours from us. She is on a bus tour with her school, visiting High Schools.. From Elgin she went to Champaign/Urbana which is about 2 1/2 hours from here.. then on to Kentucky, then Nashville.. before heading back to Macomb..

She should be back sometime Monday Night.. She is acting as some sort of ambassador for school.. and that's good, eventually her connections are going to be very very excellent. Although, I don't see how they will help in the field of Marine Biology.. but she is learning how to deal with people.. how to stand as a leader and how to public speak (which she is horrible at).. Next month, during Spring Break she is off on another trip with the school.. and in the summer, another.. a busy girl my girl.. Maybe she will even find time to go to class.

Yeah, really I'm not complaining I am just too proud of her!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day!!

Parents remember take time to enjoy today.. Even old married folks need romance!!


Friday, February 10, 2012

And Mom Doesn't See What the Problem is...

Sydney Spies keeps getting her  photo rejected by the yearbook committee.. she doesn't understand why.. She and her mom even had petitions signed and lead a protest at the school Admin.. Seriously? As a mother of daughters I can tell you no way would that picture have even made it past proof stage.. Of course my girls wouldn't have worn that to have their Senior Pictures done in..

Don't get me wrong, I might have worn something similar back in the day.. and I wouldn't be upset to see one of my girls wear it to like, the beach... but a Senior Picture? and that pose? Yearbook, I think not.. now if she wants to be on the cover of a Romance Novel...

What gets me is the mom is fighting FOR her.. doesn't she want her child to understand the nuances of proper behavior? Etiquette, manners and common sense? Oh well, I am not a perfect mother so I guess I should shut up..

Thursday, February 9, 2012

There is Absolutely Nothing Better

So Hair boy gets it.. that must be it!!

Anyway he was in this almost lecture tone.. then said.. and yes this was so very sweet!!

"I know, you have taken care of yourself and four kids for a long time.. so you are perfectly capable..." sure there was more but that line was just so sweet!

For the longest time it has driven me nuts to listen to my know it all kids.. FINALLY, one of them gets it.. I have a clue. I have spent half my life being a mom and have been on my own since I was 18! I really can take care of myself..

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Explain to Me

Out of all my children PITA Boy is the one I have the most connections to.. The one to this day that I refuse to walk down a flight of stairs because I seriously worry that I will push... The one who garners the strongest reactions in me and yes the one, in personality, the most like me..

I almost lost him when he was a baby.. he really did fall down a flight of stairs.. I had left the basement door open and next thing I knew I was looking at the what appeared to be broken body of my 15 month old son.. Honestly, his neck was turned at such an angle that you will never convince me that God did not heal him just because He knew I would not have survived the opposite.

I love this man/child with such an intensity that it sometimes scares me.. and yes I get angry at him w/that same intensity.. Over the past four years we have formed a tighter relationship than I had ever thought possible as it seems he too loves football and umm General Hospital.. We can discuss football on any level and it really is fun. I try and avoid the GH conversations because well.... *grins*

Today he turns 22.. a gift from God many times over.. and yet how did that happen? How can it be that his Man is my baby? I still don't get it..

Oh well.. Happy Birthday PITA Boy!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Blond Girl Makes the Play!!

Blond Girl's High School is putting on a production of Chicago.. she very much wanted to make this play.. She had hopes of being in the Jail house Tango, although we both liked different parts..

Auditions were all last week and the announcement was posted on Friday..
I got a text.. said she was in the chorus and a reporter which meant she had LINES.. she is too cute.. the girl is ecstatic because she managed to get four whole lines..

5th Child, got basically the same parts.. so we get to watch them together.. and I am excited because the boys in our lives (not the related ones) got the appropriate parts.. the ones that best suited them.. although, I still think Blond Girl's best friend deserved the Billy Flynn role..

The play is late April.. so I am sure there will be lots of exciting things going on..

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Last year I came into just a teeny bit of extra money.. I didn't have a lot but I used it to make a couple of purchases for me. That's right I dared to spend the money on ME.. 

I bought myself a cute little iPod nano and a very nice canon camera.. I really enjoyed both of them.. Stupid me, let the beasties use them. I mean honestly, they are either adults or in blond girls case almost an adult.. They would respect my stuff right?

Yeah, right.. in October while blond girl was using it, the camera bit the dust.. I am hoping Canon will fix it for me but (now this was my bad) I didn't save the receipt so hopefully the fact that the model itself is under a year old, will save me..

Now, PITA boy had been using my iPod and guess what? Yep, you guessed it.. it's dead, gone caput.. ruined, destroyed.. He says he will replace it when he gets his taxes and in all honesty he probably will.. It's just the principal.

I got to listen to days of Word Girl WHINING because her computer got a virus while in my possession and yet no one thinks, hey this is mom's stuff and look what we did to it.. Oh both Blond Girl and PITA Boy felt horrid when it happened but it's still upsetting to me..

I did learn my lesson... yep when I get new stuff, they don't get to use it.. they don't seem to respect my property enough. The worst part is, the are adults, or almost adults, the lesson has been learned about how they as adults treat my stuff.. guess I won't be loaning any of said adults anything for a good long while..

I could reciprocate of course.. but somehow, I don't think I want to break their stuff.. I mean it could be a grandchild or something.. *grins*