Monday, December 30, 2013

Can I play your phone nowwwwwwwwwwwwww?!

Sound familiar?  Christmas couldn't come fast enough for this household!  All of a sudden, I only have to charge my phone once a day and when I reach for it, it's still *gasp* right where I left it.
Thanks, PlayMG!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

5QF-- Frat boys, Zzzzs, and Bangs :)

Joining in Five Question Friday at!

Even though it's technically 4 minutes into Saturday as I type. Anywhooo...

1. Would you rather pay for house cleaner or spa day?

At first, I was like, hellooooooooooo, house cleaner! But the truth is? I'd be so embarrassed by the messes My Many Men make that I'd have to CLEAN the house so the house cleaner could come.  
So...I'm going with SPA!! I've never had a massage.

2. Who plans what gifts you get for holidays, you or your spouse?

We don't honestly do a lot of gifts for each other. If I want something, I get it. If he wants something, I talk him out of it. Haaaaaa. I'm so picky particular, it's easier to plan them myself. Less exchanges that way ;)

3. How many hours of sleep do you get? Do you need more?

Sometimes 5, sometimes 8ish. It depends on my caffeine consumption mood, I guess. And how many blogs I have in my reader :) Tonight...I'm shooting for 6 hours. Who doesn't need more---in the form of an afternoon nap!!

4. Do you like your hair long or short?

Long. I'm never sure about my bangs bang, side bang, heavy bang. Bang. *snicker*

5. When was the last time you were pulled over and what was it for?

It's been almost a couple years I think...and it was an expired inspection sticker. I gave 'em the 'ole "I had no idea, my husband takes care of that stuff even though I harp on him weekly."

That was fun. If you wish to partake, visit Mama M. at

Saturday, July 6, 2013


ME: "Did you miss me, Gavi, when you were camping with Nana?"
GAVIN: "Yes."
ME: "Did you tell anyone?"
GAVIN (5yo): "It didn't come up."

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Roadtrippin' with My Many Men

There's nothing quite like the panic attack induced when your kid tells you he counted and there's only 20 days left until the epic road trip you thought you had more than a month to prep for.

That was 6 days ago.

*deep breaths*

5 boys, 3 weeks, 21 states, 2 oceans, a handful of national landmarks, 5,000 some-odd miles, countless new gray hairs, and a bottle of xanax. (I wish...just kidding)

I've done quite a few searches for road trip tips and hope to utilize the ticket system for rewards and the clothespin on the visor for behavior. Do you have any other tried and true tips for me?

(Other than the wrapped dollar store gift bags every hour...that just sounds like a whoooole lot of trash, clutter, and frustrated tears over broken junkass toys every one hour and five minutes. ...the kids might cry, too.)

All The Cool Kids Are Doing It.

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Friday, June 28, 2013


Fake snake...check.

Fake gun...check.

Fake calculator phone...check.

Fake dollar store glasses...check.

Cutest spy ever...check!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Random Acts of...Shut the Hell UP!

Walking into Hannaford one day, a lady yells to me: "Grab that cart!" and points to one behind me. 

I reply: "I don't need a cart." 

She informs me that its 'just being a good human being,' 
(the whole time walking away from me) so I turn to said cart...which was atop a flipping snowbank,
and I notice the employee gathering carts at the corral nearby. 
"They're getting it," I motioned. 
And she yelled something (even farther away now) about "random acts of kindness."


While yelling at me WAS random, lady, I find it far from kind!

A few nights later, in honor of the Random Acts grouch lady, I brought this basket in...
even though it was pouring rain...
AND I had to pee.
bite me lady

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Apparently, My 5yr old Loves Weed.

5YR OLD (playing xbox): "Yay, weed! Those were flowers but all the rest is weed."

ME to 12YR OLD: "Is he serious?"

5YR OLD: "I love weed."

ME to 12YR OLD: "WHAT?! Why is he saying that?!!?! Is there really weed on that game?!"

5YR OLD: "Weed is so awesome. I've got all the weed in the world!"


12YR OLD: "What, why?!"

5YR OLD: "Weed, weed, weed. I'm harvesting my weed."

ME: "!!!!!! *points*"

12YR OLD: "MOM! He's playing Minecraft. It's WHEAT."

ME: "Oh. Carry on."

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Redo of yesterday's video

Watch "Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were A Goat When You Walked In [10 Min]" on YouTube

Monday, February 25, 2013

Goats slay me.

Just because I can't get enough of these goats...and my kid just shared this on fb...

Friday, February 22, 2013

5QF--Weeds, Snow, & Long Car Rides

In the interest of having some posts consistency around these parts, I'm participating in Mama M's

Join in here!

1. What is a hobby you would love to learn and why? 
     Hmmmmmmmmmm...I think I would choose gardening...for starters.  The why is cuz...I can't. These ole thumbs are black. And because flowers are pretty! So if you have any pointers or favs or anything else to share...please comment below! Our backyard is 99% shadowed by what grows well in the shade? (Besides weeds...I'm GREAT at those)

2. What do you wish you could have delivered to your house but does not deliver?
     Olive Garden! But it's probably just as well they don' I put the finishing touches on my weightloss blog earlier today :/

3. What's your favorite snow day activity? Inside and out?
     I love fall. Sweater weather, crisp breezes, beautiful foliage. I do not love winter. BUT I suppose if I have to choose, snowtubing? We did that with the kids before and it was quite fun. And cold. But fun.  Inside is easy...snuggles, blankets, movies, kiddos, and couch. 'Nuff said.

4. Would you meet a stranger from an Internet dating site?
     Do people still do that? Didn't I see on Dr. Phil that there's a bunch of scammers on that?  Anywho, I hope I never have to find out, but honestly, I think I'd choose NO.

5. If you had to spend 35 hours in a car with 4 other people, who would you choose? 
     Been there, done that. My Many Men and I drove to Ohio to visit my sis a couple summers ago. I'm thinking of doing the same this year, only going further...if I don't lose my nerve and the wee bit of sanity I have remaining... So, since you've requested 4, I'll answer 4 of my 5 boys.  I'm not saying that I have favorites cuz you're not supposed to but I will say that of the 5 there's one who is my LEAST favorite on car trips. He'd like a 4 foot radius around him in the car. Hell, wouldn't we all.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I'm a Commercial Snob.

I don't usually watch commercials. In fact, I'm a commercial snob. But one night, we caught the Directv Genie commercial.  Record 5 shows at once?  Hells to the yeah!!! 

I dialed them right up, explained I'm interested in the Genie, and the operator asked, "You mean the box, not the girl, right?" HA! I told her I'm all set with the girl, but thanks for asking.  My husband, however, wondered how much extra per month that would be...More than you know, honey, more than you know. 

Sadly, for the low price of $299, we could record 5 shows. Ummmm, no thanks. I'll juggle my 2 shows, recordings and glares from my family as I check that everything is set to record "just for a quick second," as they watch ANOTHER episode of Pawn Stars in a teeny box in the upper lefthand corner of the screen. Heh.

So instead of the Genie or the girl, we opted for the promo package of HBO/STARZ/SHO, etc. I was all caught up on season 2 of Homeland that night (Go Carrie!). Woot. And we're usually pretty good about grabbing movies from Redbox when they come out ($1.26, love it!), but apparently we skipped a few, cuz we have watched and enjoyed The Descendents, The Lucky One, and Battleship. 

Not to mention the 1991 version of Robin Hood--with super young Kevin Costner and Christian Slater. (Yum.) And since I've already had sexual relations with Kevin, it was only right to share this movie with my many men.  I couldn't help but laugh at the hair and horrible punch lines... how lucky for my family that I turned as many scenes into a musical as possible?! "Search your heart, search your soulllllllllllllllllllll!" I crooned.  They loved it.  My best moment was when Kev (we're tight) went to swing on the rope but *gasp* it was on fire, so I let him know, to the tune of Alicia Keys new song: "That rope is on fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiire!"

As I searched for the commercial above to embed it on this post, the boys heard the guy yell after the turtle bit his finger and they came running: "We want to watch the sheep video again, too, Mom!"  So please excuse me while I indulge them for the 47th-ish time...

"Goats yelling like humans"


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wordless Wednesday--My Lovebug

At an indoor waterpark, my lovebug said, "I just want to relax with you, Momma." That lasted about 3 minutes. :)