Sunday, January 31, 2010

Major Suckage

Hey, you remember that time we got in a car accident because the city doesn't salt the damn roads?

I do. It was yesterday.

And here's why it sucked;

1) It was a car accident

2) I'm a total hypochondriac and so when Sean cried after we hit the car OF COURSE it was because he had been seriously injured and NOT because two cars making contact is a touch noisy. It was a little fender bender.

3) Insurance companies SUCK, and ours even has the balls to not take claims on weekends. You know because car accidents don't happen on weekends. No wait, yeah they do........ apparently.

4) The gentleman in the back seat of the car we slid into, with the bloodshot eyes, emerged from the smoke billowing out of their can to inform us that he had whiplash. Of course.


So basically if you had an accident planned for yourself or a loved one.... seriously give some thought to calling it off. THEY SUCK.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Christmas in January - Don't Hate

Well I've started my Christmas shopping.

Yes I do have a calendar. Why? Were you looking to pick me up a little something? A calendar would be nice, I guess. I should tell you though that I'm in the market for a new pair of shoes. Recently the sole of my L.A.M.B. shoes just fell right off. UGH annoying! I loved those shoes and besides that I once saw a picture of Paris Hilton checking the same pair of shoes (in white) at LAX. I wonder if the sole fell off her shoes?!

I digress.

The malls have some FAN-TAS-TIC sales on all their winter stuff right now. And so being the shopaholic super well prepared, got it all together mom I am I picked up some clothes and pj's.

Well that's it! That's the whole story. You want me to blog every day that's the quality of work you're going to receive. No one said life was fair.

Friday, January 29, 2010

New House Fever

I have a MAY-JOR case of house fever. What?! That's a totally legit medical term. I know it is because I googled it, and if it wasn't real I wouldn't have been able to find THIS or THIS. Please don't question my integrity again mmkay?

Seriously ALL I THINK ABOUT is getting a new house! I spend all day on MLS either looking at houses that are way more then we can afford and finding flaws with them. Or looking up houses in our neighbourhood and listing reasons why their houses SUCK and ours could sell for like $100 000 more then they've listed theirs for. So you know, real productive.

This morning I approached Kevin with my desire to upgrade our current living conditions, hoping my fever was contagious.

It is not.

APPARENTLY we have a lot more work to do on our little home and APPARENTLY since he does all of the handy work and renovations he gets to set the timeline for when that work will be finished and APPARENTLY a week and half is unreasonable.

Whatevs. I'm going to go try and sleep this fever off.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Operation Name Change

Did you ever watch the show Alias?

You totally should. Besides being an action packed, sexy, witty, thrill ride, it's also where Bradley Cooper got his start. Yeah... the hottie from The Hangover.

I have a reason for bringing all this up. Well 2 reasons. One was just so I could post a pic of Bradley Cooper. Your Welcome.

The second reason is that lately I've been giving a lot of thought to removing my kids names from my blog and giving them (and Kevin and I) alias'. As of right now our last name is need to know (and you don't need to know) and our location is totally top secret.

So is giving us alias' a little over the top? Normally I'd say yes, but my kids are REALLY cute. Like way above average.

So what's holding me back? Laziness Time constraints. Giving them alias' means going back through all 42 of my previous posts and changing ours names. Ugh.

So I'm torn.

Would you be more inclined to read a blog about Sawyer and Sean or Monkey and Booger?

Oh oh....
And this guys was on Alias too.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

101 in 1001 Update #6

What did I cross off the list this week.....?

26) Get Drunk

And you thought I had no life outside my kids. Well I don't, but every once in a while my fabulous friends get sick of me saying things like "I have to go potty' or complaining about my ouchies, and insist on taking me out to do grown up things.

This week's grown up thing was heading out to the bar. For the first time in 3 years. Why yes, I am that cool.

You'd think that crossing this particular item off the list would come with some awesome material, but mostly it was just some great girl time.

We laughed, danced and got hit on a little. What more can you ask for!

**BONUS** I wasn't the only to cross something off my 101 list that night... keep an eye on THIS BLOG for an update on her list. Plus I hear you may get some of the dirty details from her anniversary celebrations ;) ENJOY

You know the drill... updated list HERE or over there ---->

April Showers bring..... FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC Blog Designs

So you'll all remember that about a month ago I packed up all my stuff and moved from wordpress to blogger.

I believe I was partially honest and admitted that it was because I am shallow and wanted more freedom to beautify my blog. While that is the truth there is, as there always is, more to the story.

I had stumbled upon April of April Shower's Blog Design and had fallen truly, madly and deeply in love (with her designs? with her? It's all a blur). I couldn't keep my feelings all bottled up any longer and sent her an email, only to find this heartbreaking reply in my inbox hours later...

Hey Katherine!

Sadly I'm only able to install Blogger designs! I wish I knew how to do wordpress though! If you are able to install say, a header, by yourself then I could totally design something for you. It's just the "install" part that I don't know how to do!

April Durham

Please visit my site at

So I moved to blogger... was it creepy and obsessive ? Absolutely I don't think so! What choice did I have?

Well since then I've been pinching my pennies and stalking occasionally checking in on her blog and facebook fan page,

You're probably wondering why I'm telling you all this. It's because this morning I received the answer to my prayers.... an April Showers giveaway!

If she gets to 400 facebook fans before Friday, January 29th at 5pm MT she will give away TWO $100 gift certificates to TWO lucky winners!

So get your ass over there and become a fan! Then head over to her site and start dreaming big blog design dreams.

But if I catch you giving me some competition on the contest... we're going to have some words. All I'm saying!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Love Hurts

Before I met my husband I dated a few guys. Nothing serious, And I was able to avoid ever being dumped.

I met Kevin at 19 and was married at 21. The past 5 years we've been together have been wonderful. Being with him makes me feel safe, strong and beautiful!

Basically, I thought I had avoided feeling the gut wrenching pain of a boy breaking my heart.

Until tonight.

My sweet, golden haired little angel, announced (upon being tucked into bed against his will) "No love you Mommy'

Ugh, I feel nauseous :S

Monday, January 25, 2010

Starting Today....

What you thought I was serious about blogging everyday for 30 days?

That was just a complete fail drill. You know, to make sure you can handle all my awesomeness.

Feel like you're prepared.

Alright, starting today (mondays are better day to start things of this nature anyway) I will blog everyday day for a month. Your welcome.

In other news? I think I felt a tooth in Sean's mouth! Finally!

For months, every time Sean's gone into one of his diva-esque fits, someone would make the announcement... 'He must be teething', and I would swell with pride. Growing his very own teeth?? This proves it... he's a genius! He's going to be a doctor you know... going to cure cancer, and alzhiemers, and male pattern baldness!

Then a few weeks would pass with out any further signs that we could start adding steak to his menu. I would be struck with the realization that it was probably just gas... again.

Until this morning.

He's probably a few years away joining the research department at Rogaine, but I'm pretty sure I felt a tooth!

However this means I will be abondoning my work on baby dentures. My apologies!

P.S. Don't hate on my digital doodling

Friday, January 22, 2010

Why I've Decided to Keep My Children. Well, Sawyer At Least.

This morning I went into Sawyer's bedroom to wake him up, only to find him sitting on the floor cleaning up all the lego off his floor? Really? MY son?

I waited until he was finished and then went to zipper up his lego bag. Then I heard his little voice.... 'One more Mommy?' He had found another one and was ASKING PERMISSION to put it away.

Seriously where did he get that from??

This isn't the first time he's managed to amaze and confuse me all with one action.

When he's in the bath he uses his wash cloth to wash around the rim of the tub. He even lifts all the shampoo bottles to clean to the tub underneath them, then WIPES THE BOTTOM of the bottle before he puts it back down.

Trust me when I say he's never seen me do that!

Fact is I actually have a half dozen empty bottles lined up around the bath to
cut down on visible surface area and thus, time spent cleaning.

Then, just yesterday, I was able to bribe him into taking a picture with me by telling him he could wipe down the coffee table if he did. Ummm, SCORE?!?!

Suddenly the reason people have children is coming into focus.

Child Labour.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Perched Upon My Throne

Ugh whose bright frickin' idea was it to post every day?!?!

This sucks!

But I made a commitment and I'm going to follow through.

I said I wanted to be able to make more thought provoking posts soooooo........

Sometimes I blog from the toilet.

I bet that'll be provoking your thoughts for a while!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Frontier

I so long to be one of those bad ass bloggers that have something witty and interesting to blog about every-DAMN-day.

No I'm not bitter, why do you ask?

I wake up every morning with ambition and drive. I've got the power of 6 hours of interrupted sleep on my side and I'm ready to go! The world is my oyster!

I go to bed dreaming about the hilarious, heartwarming, thought provoking posts I'm going to write that will take the world by storm and make me a household name.

In between those 2 periods I fill my days by staring blankly at my computer screen, catching up on the afore mentioned bad ass bloggers and comtemplating whether on not to get a twitter account.

Oh yeah, I squeeze a bit of parenting in there where I can. Whatever.

Anyways... I've decided that practice makes perfect and that the only way I'm going to be able to get to a point where I have something good to write everyday is to just write every day!

Coincidentally, if I can keep it up for a month I can cross #49 off my list! You like apples?

So here goes.... everyday for a month.

What does this mean for "This Or The Housework". It means LOTS more top tens, possibly the invention of 'Sean Sundays' where I set him loose on my computer and let him come up with the post of the day, and most likely some very harsh reviews of the newest season of 'The Backyardigans'.

Hang on to your hats homies, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Oh yeah, wondering about where to find those bad ass bloggers? Too bad. You just keep reading mine and be happy for the opportunity.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

101 in 1001 Update #5

Just so you know I have a very good reason for missing the last couple wednesdays, and for doing an update on a Sunday. I was busy crossing numero quatro off the list...

4) Take a trip out of the country.

I will now summarize the completion of this item with the use of point forms.

*My boys and my handsome nephew took it upon themselves to entertain the passengers on our
flight by taking turns screaming at the top of their lungs, puking on me and pushing the call button.

*Sean and had an unfavourable reaction to the food. I'll leave the details vague, but I will say that I was wiping stuff out of Sean's hair that had no place being there. Nothing to see here.

*Sawyer experienced his first ever sunburn (Mother of the Year here). And the worst part? It didn't even turn into a tan.

*Our second (or third, all the days melt into each other on vacation) day in, Cuba experienced it's coldest day in over 75 YEARS. Naturally.

*We met a delightful older couple that took it upon themselves to announce to my family that I had 'a glow' and went as far as to say that this September my in laws would be welcoming their first Granddaughter into this world. This, of course, caused my family to celebrate my afore mentioned unfavourable reaction to the food as proof that Kevin and I had, in fact, lost our minds and were on our way to having children even closer together then Sawyer and Sean. I assure you that we were not the ones who had lost their minds in this tale ;)

But in all honesty we had an amazing time! Cuba was beautiful and so was the company! We were sad to see the week come to an end!

Want to see the list in it's entirety? Check it out HERE or follow the link over on the right --->