Wonder on Wednesday: Is there a future for your girls?

Posted On February 3, 2010

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Every single time there is a victory for woman’s equality, I hear about something like this.  Yes, it does in fact state the Miley Cyrus’ little sister is launching a lingerie line for little girls.  My jaw has hit the floor and I am so disgusted as a woman and a mom (err… WickedStepMom).

Good luck to all the organizations like V-day.  As long as females are encouraged to not have any self-worth, there will be violence against females.  It is hard enough to instill self-worth into today’s girls without something like this.

What do you think?  Is there hope for our girls to have a future without having to sell their bodies?

Food Wars: Continued

Posted On February 1, 2010

Filed under family, frustration, parenting

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As recommend by jwoap, I made this on Saturday

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Glaze

PREP: 5 minutes
ROAST: 30 minutes

What You’ll Need:
Cooking spray
1/4 cup apricot preserves (or apricot fruit spread)
2 Tbsp country-style Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, chopped
2 pork tenderloins, 1 lb each

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spritz a baking sheet with cooking spray.
2. Combine preserves, mustard, and rosemary in a small bowl.
3. Place tenderloins on baking sheet (leave about 2 inches of space between them); brush each with the apricot mixture.
4. Roast for 30 minutes, or until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 150°F.
5. Remove from oven, and let stand 5 minutes before slicing diagonally.

4 out of 5 tribe members loved it.  The other one said “I just ate it so I wouldn’t hurt your feelings.”  That is it, I am making asparagus!

P.S. – This was absolutely delicious!!

“Choosy Eater”* Recipes

Posted On January 28, 2010

Filed under frustration, Out of my element, parenting

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I have been scoring the internet for recipes that everyone in our house will eat.  This is harder than it sounds because we have a few things that some people just won’t eat. 

1) Onions

2) Potatoes (Yes, I seriously have a child who will not eat potatoes.  This includes fries and chips)

3) Rice

4) Mushrooms

5) Beef (I am allergic, it’s not that I don’t like it. )

Here is the list of things that Kraft recommends.  Only one thing on the list is something that everyone will eat.  So, apparently, they think “choosy” means something different from it does in my house….

Anyone have some good ideas?

*- Apparently, it is no longer politically correct to call them picky…

Get a job!

Posted On January 21, 2010

Filed under frustration, rant, soap box

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There are quite a  very few things in this world that will really get under my skin.  I realize that not all of these things are important.  I also know that some of the things (leaving dirty socks all over the house, for example) do not bother other people at all.  But what really gets to me?  What really makes me mad?

People that feel entitled to things that others have to work for makes me absolutely crazy.  I do not feel things should be handed to people.  I truly believe that in order to really appreciate something, you have to work for it.  Those people that don’t want to work but expect the same things as everyone else make me want to scream.  This is something that is frustrating for me across the board.  Whether it is a new skill that someone is trying to master, a difficult task that someone is trying to complete or a goal that is being reached for. 

What makes this whole deal even worse and the reason why I am stressed.  There really are people that have never had to work a day in their lives for anything.  To make matters worse, some of these people have enough financial resources to never have to put an effort into anything at all.  These people who do not even know the value of hard work get to have all the benefits.  I really don’t like these people.

Random Tuesday Thoughts: Ha!




It’s that time again. It is time to get all of your randomness, spew it out in some sort of coherent sentences and send it to Keely. She will probably not love and treasure it but she will atleast let you put your site in Mr. Linky, who will love you no matter what you did last night. 

* The Wii Fit finally yelled at Bear! It said to him yesterday, “Have you seen [The Mother Hen] around?  Per haps you should pay more attention to her.”  I laughed until I cried. 

* The Tyrant has said on numerous occasions that people “rub things in her face.”  While I believed her, I never actually witnessed it happening until this weekend.  The scene is my aunt’s driveway.  The issue, both The Mother Hen and The Tyrant want to ride in the front seat. 

The Mother Hen: Move, [The Tyrant], I am riding in front. 

The Tyrant: It’s my turn. 

The Mother Hen: I will get squished. 

WickedStepMom: Both of you just get in the car. 

The Tyrant gets in the back. 

The Mother Hen: Ha! See, I told you! You are too, young and I will get squished. 

WickedStepMom: Don’t worry, [The Tyrant], she has no problem sitting back there with her boyfriend.  She will not sure this excuse again.  Also, when we get home, The Mother Hen and I are going to have a little chat.  

The Tyrant: Okay, [WickedStepMom], I know you will fix it.  Thanks. 

The Tyrant knew that her sister was going to get into trouble but didn’t taunt her about it.  Part of me expected her to, especially after the way she was taunted.  I am very proud of her for the way that she handled it. 

* The Tyrant and The Show have been competing on the Wii Fit.  It’s pretty funny to watch them both fight for a high score.  About once a day, The Tyrant will shout and jump up and down yelling, “I won! I won!”  Considering that there is a 4 year age difference this is a pretty big deal.  The Show always congratulates her.

Why are you yelling at me?!?

Posted On January 18, 2010

Filed under Bear, frustration, rant, The Mother Hen

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Bear and I have been working on the Wii Fit almost daily.  If we skip one day, we are back on it the next.  I am very proud of the way we have both been able to commit to it.  The Mother Hen has not been as dedicated.  About six months ago, she was after us for a gym membership.  She has the best of intentions but doesn’t always follow through.

Now, the Wii Fit has been harassing me every day asking where The Mother Hen has been.  It is not bugging Bear about her, but its picking on me.  Bear thinks the Wii Fit hates me.  I tend to agree with him.  I think the thing has it in for me.  Seriously, it always has something bad to say.  “Your leg is a little shaky!” “You’re swaying a little!” “You need to pay more attention to [The Mother Hen]!”  This thing is out of control!  It needs to start yelling at Bear or me and Wii Fit are going to have some words!

Random Tuesday Thoughts: I survived the holidays!

Posted On January 5, 2010

Filed under bonding time, frustration, rant, self

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It’s Tuesday, its not a holiday.  I feel safe again…  Go see Keely for some non-holiday cheer!

* According to the Wii Fit, my BeautifulPeople.com account should be cancelled.  Its sites like this that make sure that our teens have no self-esteem.  I hope they are proud of themselves and their plastic surgeons.

* There have been so many holiday parties and craziness going on.  I am so glad that they are over.  I just can’t believe that I actually survived.  Between food allergies and everything else, I normally don’t eat a whole lot during the holiday season.  I usually survive on snack packs of granola that I made for myself before we leave the house.  This year, everyone was really kind and made sure that the food was safe for me to eat.  I ate more holiday food than I have since I was a kid.  I am so sick of it now, I hope I don’t see holiday food for several years!

* We just got Netflix back.  So we will be watching disk 2 of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends this weekend.  I am looking forward to hunkering down with the kids to watch some silly cartoons.

Wii Fit, I hate you

Posted On January 4, 2010

Filed under Bear, frustration, rant, self, The Mother Hen

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So, as I mentioned before, Bear and I have been using the Wii Fit.  The Mother Hen was suppose to be joining us, but that is a rant for another day.  Lets just say that laughing at others while they are trying to exercise does not burn calories…

Anyway, the other day, I was PMSing and feeling all fat and bloated.  I got on the Wii Fit and it measured my weight.  I had gained a pound.  So, it wanted me to give a reason.  Since none of the choices said “PMS”, I selected “I don’t know” because I hadn’t been over eating or doing anything crazy like that.  The following day, I got on the Wii Fit and I still had the additional pound.  It said “Yesterday, you selected ‘I don’t know’ as the reason for gaining weight.  Let’s try not to use that excuse… er.. reason frequently.”  I started yelling at it, “Well it’s not like I could select PMS, you a-hole!  I am bloated and feeling fat already, you jerk!  I don’t need you to rub it in my face!”

Perhaps. the Wii fit is not the best plan when you are PMSing.

Bah Humbug!

Posted On December 23, 2009

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Random Tuesday Thoughts: Yes, the Gnome is still in my sinuses


I think I need to seriously consider hiring a gnome exterminator. Maybe Keely will know of a good one. I mean, she does fight those mice so well. 


* I get so tired of people who don’t really give a damn asking me if I am feeling okay.  “My eyes are swollen, my nose is backed up and I am coughing up a lung..  I feel great, thanks for asking!”  I know you are only asking because you don’t want to catch anything, but I assure you, this nose issue is all mine…  And no you will not catch it by talking to me from across the room, jerk! 

* I should tell you all that I have been informed by the proper authorities that this holiday season is not about peace on Earth and happiness.  It is about Nintendo DSs.  And those words have been uttered so many times in my house, I want to threaten that if they don’t play with their DSs 24×7 that they will be grounded from everything else.  Including dinner…  Not that I won’t feed them, just they will have to eat at a different table so that I don’t have to hear Nintendo DS anymore!  (Sorry, got a little ranty there.) 

* The Mother Hen and I can bond just about anytime over anything.  Yesterday, I found out that if you bond with your teenaged daughter by making disparaging comments about stars of reality TV, you are going directly to Hades.  ::sigh::  At least we will be in good company. 

* Did you know it is possible to get a kid to disolve into tears by playing Christmas Carols on the radio?…  Neither did I.

* I was listening to the radio the other day, they were listing off some major events of the last few decades…  Here is what they listed.

– Celebriy deaths

– Tiger Woods’ scandal

– Octomom

And I thought to myself…  REALLY?  What about 9-11, the first non-white president, wars, same-sex marriage, the list goes on…  But the most important things revolve around celebrities.  What is our world coming to?

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