25 Things! About Me! That Hopefully I Haven’t Mentioned Already! HAHAHAHA!

To be fair, I wasn’t actually tagged for this Meme. But I do love me a good Meme and I am trying to get back in the habit of posting frequently. I also know three people who have done it. There you have it. And now, without further ado, twenty-five new,exciting,stupendous things that you never wanted to know about me.

1- I can no longer eat salmon. Sadly, salmon is dead to me forever as a direct result of my first pregnancy. I now like sweet potatoes instead.

2- I have been known to occasionally use song lyrics as a sentence. What? Doesn’t everyone?

3- I read anything. Truly. I devour books.

4- I haven’t read Twilight yet.

5- I love to watch the Superbowl even if I don’t like the teams who are playing because I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the commercials. And the snacky-snacks.

6- My great-great uncle is a sort of well-known artist. We have two of his paintings. His work is unbelievable. I am quite proud.

7- I also own a wonderful painting by another artist, an old family friend, whom my son is named after. Pretty cool,eh?

8- Did I mention I think Chef’s are hot? I mean they actually have to be sorta hot and then their chefy-ness makes them even hotter.

9- I once got “paddled” at a Fetish club just to see what it was all about. I decided I wasn’t missing all that much.

10- I have a pretty high tolerance for pain.

11- I like to make up silly songs. I will also sing said silly songs pretty much at any given time.

12- I like to make people laugh. I want them to be happy when I am around and to feel good about themselves.

13- I am pretty confident about myself now. I so did not used to be. I think maybe that is an age thing.

14- I like scratch-off lottery tickets. I am actually pretty lucky with them. I mainly stick to the 2$ or maybe 3$ ones though. I’m not quite willing to risk 20$ on one yet. Or maybe ever.

15- Still with the cursing. I am making a very serious attempt at watching the potty mouth in front of the boys. Little pitchers and all that…

16- I may still watch The Hills. I will neither confirm nor deny.

17- I will be thirty-five this year and I am totally stoked about it. No, really.

18- I want to learn a new skill this year. I’m not entirely sure what skill yet, but I will let you know.

19- I love sports, but I have NO idea what a triple-double is. Anyone? Bueller?

20- I am jealous that my boss is pregnant with her third child already.

21- Dub is still not potty trained. He is three. I give up.

22- I am trying really hard to let my hair grow because my husband likes long hair, but I fear it may be a losing battle.

23- I like to watch Joel Osteen on Sunday mornings.

24- I refuse to watch scary movies. Of any kind. Ever.

25- My Diddy is still the funniest person I know. My husband is a close second, followed by my Bubba.

Ta-da! Now don’t you feel better? Like we can maybe be BFF’s? No?

I’m okay with that.

What Happens In The Land Of Nod Stays In The Land Of Nod…

Thursday night begins the new season of Hell’s Kitchen and I can hardly wait. I am so excited that I have begun dreaming about it. Or should I say him? I find chef Gordon Ramsey kinda hot. I think it has something to do with his chefy-ness. Maybe it’s the accent. Who knows? The point is I am having naughty dreams about him.

Take last night for example. Somehow we were introduced by Simon Cowell(WTF?) and neither one of us was married, I was skinnier with my long hair back and one thing led to another…you get the idea. Here is the one(?!) thing that puzzles me. How do I know Simon Cowell? I was thinking it was a direct result of watching waaaay too much American Idol. I can be grateful that I am not dreaming about Ryan Seacrest, I suppose!

I have always had a thing for chefs. I am somewhat of a “foodie”, or I used to be more of one before having the boys. We don’t go out to eat as much as we used to because I tend to cook more. I enjoy making new dishes and experimenting with new ingredients. I am definitely a Food Network kinda girl.

I have to say that I also became an even bigger fan of Gordan Ramsey after watching a show he did on the BBC that involved his wife and children. His wife is rockin’ and their children are adorable. When he is not in the kitchen he is quite gentle and sweet. Which is something we have all seen with the winner’s of any of the challenges on HK.

All in all, I am not really sure why I keep having these dreams. I definitely am not going to knock it! So show me what you got, Chef Ramsey. Er, you know what I mean! Pervy.

24 Reasons I will NOT be watching 24…EVER…

1- Kiefer Sutherland could not act his way out of a paper bag…

2- Shouldn’t this show be called 76 now? Technically speaking?

3- It looks dumb. And that is really saying something considering I watch trashy television with alarming regularity.

4- Bah. I’m going to stick with numero uno for numbers 4 thru 24. He really is a terrible actor. Dude, every expression is exactly.the.same.

The Big F-I-V-E…

(this is the post I would have actually written on his birthday, if the Fates had not decided to mess with me for the umpteenth time. Thankfully, I am not bitter(much) about it…)

Dear Nub,

Today you are five years old. Five. F-I-V-E. I can’t really even believe it. We don’t get to have your party today because of something dumb that happened last night. You don’t know that. But I do.  It wasn’t anything bad, just a misunderstanding. But, God, did it ever mess everything all up. I am writing you this letter late. I am not happy about that either. But sometimes that is how it goes and you just have to pick yourself up and keep on going…

You are the funniest boy in the whole world. You still love Star Wars and tools. You have developed quite an obsession with Care Bears lately, but that’s okay. Daddy and I don’t mind one bit. They have a good message and it beats the heck out of watching Veggie Tales for the katrillionth time! You like school and get “Good Day notes” pretty frequently. You are learning so much. You can write your name and recognize some sight words. You can add and sometimes subtract without too much help from me or Daddy. You want to learn how to read more than anything in the whole world. We bought some easy books for you to practice on.

You are such a joy to Daddy and I. Every day. I can’t remember what my life was like without you in it. You are such an important part of me. My sweet boy. My baby. Five. I never really thought it was such a big number before it became your age. I hope that Daddy and I are doing a good job teaching you about life. I like to think that we are. People stop me in the store to talk to you and your little brother all the time. They always tell me how polite you both are.

I just want so much for you. The world, I guess. I want you to be happy and healthy and find love. I want to continue to watch you grow up. I want to see the man you finally become. I want the journey we began five years ago to never end. It has been the best ride of my life.

Thank you for being born first. For allowing me to learn how to be a Mama. You are the very best thing to have ever happened to me(and your Bubba!) and I am so very grateful for every day that I get to be “Nub’s Mama”. I love you so very much. Happy Fifth Birthday, Nub!

Love,Mama