Friday, December 14, 2012


i am so heartbroken..  a call I never want to answer..a question I never want to ask..WHY?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

my life...

has been going full speed ahead..I received a promotion at work..I am tickled about!!  I really enjoy working 8;30- 5..I never thought those words would echo from my lips!!

My oldest daughter receives her 1st Varsity letter in Tennis, I am so proud of her..her team went to the State finals but lost to 5 time reigning champion Hilton Head.

My girls are getting older and their wants and needs are getting expensive.. so far the Christmas Wish list:

Bacon..the good kind: the baby
Patagonia: middle girly
Anthropologie: oldest girly

not to mention, bicycles, IPads, IPods, Boots, Tory Burch flats (laugh), Starbucks gift cards..Makeup, flat iron, mani/pedi's..the list goes on and on..  Me..I want to enjoy the smell of my evergreen candles, our beautiful tree a houseful of poinsettia's, hot cocoa, and s'mores.. I love the holidays..but dang I feel overwhelmed about everything I have to do...on the weekends now!  Hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving..we spent the day with my hubby's family..there were only 37 of us!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I couldn't agree MORE....

I totally copied this from another BLOG and I love it!!

"10 Things You Do That Your Non-Mom Friends Hate"

1. Oversharing. You survived the marathon of pregnancy/delivery, and you’re proud of it. Still, lots of people who haven’t pushed another human being out of their most intimate of orifices would prefer never to hear terms like “mucus plug,” “episiotomy” or “placenta” in conversation. Save the clinical talk for your mommy group and stick to less-graphic terms when your friends ask about birth.

**If you ask, I am going to be honest...that's just how I am. I don't hold back unless I'm instructed to, and coming from someone who didn't know a lot about birthing a child, I think people need to understand it's not like it's portrayed in the movies-it's just not that glamorous. But, you get an AMAZING prize for all that hard work!

2. Abusing basic kindness. Here’s something that may be hard to hear: Not everyone who asks to hold the baby actually wants to hold the baby-at least not for hours at a stretch. As desperate as you may be to get a break, if you take advantage of your friends’ offers to bounce the baby and sneak off to take a luxurious bubble bath or comb the mall, they eventually will stop offering.

**I don't take bubble baths so maybe this doesn't apply to me? You can pretty much tell who feels comfortable holding your baby and who may be a bit nervous. I was SO scared of holding newborns until I held my own that I can totally relate. As for offering to watch the baby while I shower, grab a bite to eat, etc...this is MUCH appreciated and the kindness will be returned one day.

3. Putting your baby on the phone. “Please don’t ask me to talk to your infant on the phone,” says Katie. “I can understand a toddler who can actually talk, but I doubt a two-week-old will have anything interesting to say.” It’s not that your friends aren’t interested in your offspring-they just aren’t quite as riveted by every gurgle and coo as you are.

**Putting a newborn on the phone...well, I did that with my Mom from time to time, but that was just so Caroline could hear her voice. Thank heavens for FaceTime though-great technology so people can SEE the baby making cute faces and such.

4. Making disgusting requests. “I was at a restaurant with a good friend and her baby,” recalls Kristin. “She handed him over and said, ‘I think he needs a bath. Do his neck rolls smell?’ Please don't ask me to smell your baby.” Similarly, don’t ask her to analyze poop, wipe spit-up off your back or give your bottled breast milk the "whiff" test. If she’d like to help, she’ll let you know.

**'s clearly evident when something is lurking in a diaper I assure you and I would never pawn that off on anyone other than my immediate family for fear that would cause my close girlfriends to NEVER partake in having a baby.

5. Complaining constantly. Nobody's saying that being a mom isn’t hard, but chances are you chose this diaper-lined path-and regularly lamenting how tough your new role is doesn't just make you sound bratty, it can make you appear smug and superior. Also, “You don’t need to remind us every 10 minutes that girls' nights, book club, camping trips and date nights are off-limits now because parenting is such an important responsibility.”

**True friends want to hear that it's not a piece of cake, that there are good AND bad days, and they don't mind listening to you ramble on about not sleeping....I thought that is why we had friends in the first place? I don't tell strangers these random things, but I will open up tp my best girl friends-DUH. I try to be there for them and I expect to listen to them one day when they are going through this, too. And yes, unfortunately, some commitments have to take a backseat to motherhood. I miss out on fun things from time to time, but then I remember Jeff and I chose this path and I wouldn't trade that for anything in the world...Caroline is EVERYTHING to us. If some people don't understand that, then maybe you don't have as much in common with them as you once thought.

6. Pretending to pay attention. All moms are guilty of it: trying to have a conversation and discipline a toddler at the same time. That scenario looks a lot like this: “'Yeah, that sucks that he dumped you, but EMILY, PUT YOUR BROTHER DOWN...I'm sorry, I'm listening. Being dumped sucks, but you know EMILY! STOP HITTING YOUR BROTHER! But at least you've only been dating for five years EMILY, DON'T MAKE ME COME IN THERE...What? Oh, no-now’s a fine time!’ Just call me back for God’s sake. I don't mind!”

**I am guilty of this...heck, I think we all are-not just moms. I think sometimes we all need to disengage from Facebook/Twitter/and all other forms of social media and really focus our attention on what someone is telling us. Let them know they are a priority and if you can't listen then, tell them you'll call them back when you can!

7. Turning Facebook into Babybook. The baby drank six whole ounces! Then she burped! Here’s her post-burp smile! Now she’s napping! While you might argue that your kid-free friends’ timelines are no less tedious, the truth is, nobody needs a minute-by-minute recap of your little bundle’s every breath. Post a few cute pictures and be done with it.

**I used to cringe when people would have babies, and EVERY SINGLE picture they posted on FB was of the peanut. Now, on the other hand, I totally get it. I don't post pictures on FB as much as I used to, just because I'd rather put them here on the blog or only share with friends and family. I think that is totally a personal choice, but that's how I choose to handle. Not to mention uploading takes forever and I am not tagging my child in pictures :).

8. Acting superior. Yes, you had a baby-which means statements like, “You’d understand if you were a parent,” might seem totally legit. Still, they can sting, especially if you use them out of context. And even after your best friend has kids of her own, maybe she won't be the sort to bail on a girls’ night out because her baby has a 99-degree fever.

**I don't think anyone is superior just because they have a baby...that is just strange.

9. Making assumptions. Quit asking your baby-free friends if they’re “trying” (to conceive, that is). We know, there’s probably not an ounce of malice in the question-after all, you just want them to experience the same joy that you have. But it could be considered pushy or presumptuous. “Not everyone is Fertile Myrtle,” says Trisha. As hard as it may be, assume that your buddy will share the glorious news when there’s glorious news to be shared, and until then, keep your mouth shut about it.

**I can understand soon as you get married, people suddenly start asking when you're going to have a baby. Lucky for us, we didn't have to answer that question because it happened so quickly. Others close to me have had a harder time, and sometimes I long for them to be able to experience motherhood, too. That's when I have to look to God and tell myself He has plans for all of us and I need to give my trust to Him. I think we have all been guilty of making these assumptions at some point, but just remember we all have different situations to deal with, and to be sensitive to that because you may not know the whole story.

10. Bringing the baby anywhere and everywhere. Of course you want to show off your stunning spawn-but not all events and activities are appropriate for little ones. Plus, you deserve some grown-up time. For sanity’s sake, every once in a while you need to hand baby to dad, hire a sitter or enlist grandma’s services and go be your old, fun, fabulous self. Your friendships need that too.

**1 night each month, I get a reprieve and have bunco with the ladies. Jeff and I also try to plan a date night at least 1 time a month (thanks to our fabulous babysitter Alex), and we are fortunate that my parents and grandparents are ALWAYS wanting to babysit Caroline so we can go do stuff just as husband and wife. I agree wholeheartedly that you need time together as a family, and time just as a couple... this is HUGE!

Any thoughts? Things you think I got wrong? I'm wondering what yall think of these things, whether you're a mom or not

Friday, October 26, 2012

a new POST..

well, it has only been 25 days..not too too long!!  we have been very busy, but so is everyone else right? 
we have been to Soccer games, Volleyball matches, tennis matches.. work..tailgating..and raking up 1 million plus piles of pinestraw!!

The weather here is beautiful and the heat has, I think, decided to take a break and leave us with crisp cool weather.

we have been gearing up for least favorite occassion, but the kids love i have to love it too.. I, however, do love the candy..I love a maryJane!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Buy one of these ASAP!!!

I am in LOVE with this TOOTHBRUSH!!  I switch out my toothbrush every month, because I am neurotic..about germs.. Anywho!! this Colgate 360 is like having your gums massaged by a Masseuse.  I brushed my teeth twice already and it is only 1:12PM~~

Friday, September 28, 2012


I love me some Honey Boo Boo..Now don't get me wrong, the "forklift foot" with gnats, well, I didn't need to see that.  That little Boo just makes me laugh..I live in the South and, seriously..I may or may not have run into an imposter family a time or two.. at Wal -Mart!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Old Navy..

so I splurged and bought the girly's some clothes..and asked the checkout girl if there were any coupons."no" she sweetly replied..Today's inbox...20% off purchases of $75.00 or more..really..really!! I am taking my receipt in for a PRICE ADJUSTMENT!! would you?

Monday, September 17, 2012

so true..Monday Musing>>

they are nice as appetizers.. don't you think??

Monday, September 10, 2012

So delish...

                                                                    Grape Salad

3lbs. of Green and Red Grapes (seedless) washed and stemmed
8 oz. of softened Cream Cheese
8 oz. of Sour Cream
1/2 cup of sugar
1 cup of chopped pecans
dash of vanilla

blend and whip together..ADD Grapes
put in large bowl and..

top with
1/2 cup of Brown sugar mixed with 3 crushed Butterfinger Candy bars.

Refrigerate at least 3 hours

I am not kidding, this is addictive. enjoy..let me know what you think.

Friday, September 7, 2012


Change is good right?  Well, I know one is nine times out of ten inevitable..  I got the call know, the one where, the 7th graders tummy hurts..  we are not there yet but I think my little 12 year old..who has the sophistication of a 20 year, as she said.."about to make the change"!

I cried a little on my way to pick her up..the whole reality of my daughters growing fast just hit me.  I stay busy with these girls, school, sports, social is hard to sit back and just be..and today as I was driving.I sat  and was just being..and thinking.  these girls are good girls, so far so good, I hope it continues, I know my husband and I have taught them to be strong, but they are all still so naive and sweet that I worry about them in this big bad, but also good world.. trust in GOD  I thought..he is in control after all.  so today, when I see my girls, an extra hug and a stare..I want their face etched in my mind..

Monday, September 3, 2012

Cinnamon Buns...

Easy Peasy!!  Enjoy..may want to reduce dollop in muffin tin..makes a LOT of glaze!!


12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed

1/2 cup pecans, chopped in very large pieces

1 package (17.3-ounces/ 2-sheets) frozen puff pastry, defrosted

For the filling:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

2/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 cup raisins


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place a 12-cup standard muffin tin on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the 12 tablespoons butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Place 1 rounded tablespoon of the mixture in each of the 12 muffin cups. Distribute the pecans evenly among the 12 muffin cups on top of the butter and sugar mixture.

Lightly flour a wooden board or stone surface. Unfold 1 sheet of puff pastry with the folds going left to right. Brush the whole sheet with the melted butter. Leaving a 1-inch border on the puff pastry, sprinkle each sheet with 1/3 cup of the brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the cinnamon, and 1/2 cup of the raisins. Starting with the end nearest you, roll the pastry up snugly like a jelly roll around the filling, finishing the roll with the seam side down. Trim the ends of the roll about 1/2-inch and discard. Slice the roll in 6 equal pieces, each about 1 1/2 inches wide. Place each piece, spiral side up, in 6 of the muffin cups. Repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry to make 12 sticky buns.

Bake for 30 minutes, until the sticky buns are golden to dark brown on top and firm to the touch. Be careful - they're hot! Allow to cool for 5 minutes only, invert the buns onto the parchment paper (ease the filling and pecans out onto the buns with a spoon) and cool completely

Friday, August 31, 2012


How 'bout those 'bout they almost got beat..but they didn't and I cannot wait for our first home game against the East Carolina Pirates!!  Game days are so much fun around here..I live in Columbia, SC.home of the University of SC so to say the air is electric around here is truly an understatement.. All of the boys in their favorite players jerseys and little girls in their cheerleading outfits..everyone decked out in school gets you fired up..even if you are watching at a man cave..with the fam..serving up gameday food..and libations.. GO GAMECOCKS!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thoughts for Thursday...

if it doesn't stop raining in Columbia SC, I am going to lose my mind!! I love rain, but sheesh..I am beginning to I think I need to collect 2 of everything and take up residence on an ARK!

My oldest made the Varsity girls Tennis team..  My middle girl is trying out for Volleyball and the baby is gearing up for soccer!

I am ready for College Football!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday, Monday...

It is back to school here in the Cleary house!! After a minor setback..power outage at 4am, we are getting ready to roll.. New outfits, new tennis shoes..for the 9 year old..and a new ride for the 16 year old..and a NEW job for momma!!..this is going to be a great year.. Working on my 2nd cup of coffee, putting the back to school dinner in the crockpot (Pot Roast) and lunches in the lunch boxes.. we are ready to roll!! Have a great school year Y'all!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

my Tiger...

I have the sweetest, kindest husband in the whole wide world..  He is an amazing husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.. My husband doesn't miss a day of work and always seizes the opportunity to work long hours for his family.. so this is my Thankful Thursday.. I love you Tiger!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

what happenend to Wednesday???

Sheesh!  I was trying, and I use that term loosely, to be consistent writing this Blog, but, it seems that I am so important and busy that time just slips away from me!

I am so tired everyday around 3pm, that I started having High Coffee like the Queen,except, instead of tea and instead of 4pm, you know, to give me that extra pep in my step to make it through my second shift as wife and mother..First shift is for working...ugh!

So my girls start school, 3 different I might add, on Monday.  I am both glad and sad.  Sad, we will be on a formal routine and sad we won't be on a formal routine!!  Back to school shopping Tennis shoes, cleats, flats, cutesy new outfits, not alot, because let's get real, here in the South you can wear shorts through October! 

We are planning a nice labor Day getaway since we did not travel this summer due to my surgery and our work schedules...I am thinking Savannah, Ga.  Any thoughts???

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Talk Tuesday...

Totally random products and food I am loving right now:

Suave keratin infused feel at a budget price!

love, love, love this mascara..looks like I am on Latisse overload!


these are delicious and healthy..and they keeps your pipes flowing..TMI, I know, but hey, it works!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

a recipe...

I saw this on Pinterest..and it is delish!! We, my husband, makes alot of Jams(fig) so good, and spicy relishes and his own HOT SAUCE..he is really a very creative cook.. anyway, a new favorite..delicious with Brie..
Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam

A sweet, salty, smoky, spicy and down right tasty bacon jam that is the definition of umami! This bacon jam goes well on toast for breakfast and makes for a great condiment in sandwiches and burgers of all sorts!

Servings: makes 1-2 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Add this recipe to ZipList!Printable Recipe


1 pound thick smoked bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces

1 large onion, sliced

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 cup cider vinegar

3/4 cup coffee

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup bourbon

2 chipotle chilis in adobo, chopped

1/2 teaspoon cumin

pepper to taste


1.Cook the bacon in a large sauce pan an over medium heat until the fat has rendered and the bacon starts to get crispy and set aside, reserving 1 tablespoon of the grease in the pan.

2.Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.

3.Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute.

4.Add the vinegar and deglaze the pan.

5.Add the coffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, bourbon, bacon, chipotle chilies, cumin and pepper, reduce the heat and simmer until reduced to a syrupy consistency, about 1-2 hours.

6.Process the jam in a food processor to smooth it out a bit but not too much as you want to have the texture of the bacon.

7.If you do not finish it all in one sitting, store it in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Talk Thursday...

One Direction....enough said.  My 12 year old and 9 year old are over the moon for them..especially the blonde..whatever his name is!

we are getting a Trader Joe's and Whole Foods say I am ecstatic is an understatement..I am, however, not looking forward to the traffic where they are building our Trader Joe's!

School starts August 20th!! let the games begin..

Hubby got over the Flu and now has bronchitis..sounds more like TB!

I love my new perfume I got for my birthday..Philosophy's Amazing fresh and light..

Just a few thoughts!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wordless Wednesday...

talk amongst yourselves...kinda wordless.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


August 7th? What!!  I feel like I have been steam rolled this summer..between work, the girls and my surgery, this summer has flown by!

I feel terrible, we didn't take one vacation this summer... my girls have been to the beach but I sadly have not!

I am in the middle of a Blog revamp..let me know what you think!

weekend re-cap Monday

Tasty  Tuesday

Wordless Wednesday

Talk Thursday

Friday Faves

from the look of all of the Blogs I read..y'all have had an amazing summer and some great recipes and projects going on.  My girls start school on the 20th..and to say they are excited over school supplies is an understatement!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


It has been unbearably hot as everyone in the South knows, but that hasn't stopped us!  We sweltered at the pool saturday and once you cooled off and went under in the water it was more tolerable.  The girls have kept busy..the oldest has been babysitting..the middle girly just got back from 10 days at camp and the little girly has stayed busy with swim team and running around the "hood"!
I am having a hysterectomy on the 10th and will be out of commission for a bit..thank goodness the oldest drives now, I can't even tell y'all how much of a help that has been already!  I was so apprehensive, like any mother, I am sure to let her drive, but honestly it has been great!
I hope you have a safe and happy 4th, we are going over to the BIL's for a cookout and swim party..should be nice.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It is 4:10 am ...

and I am reading BLOGS!! Seriously, this has got to stop!! i have been waking up like this for a week.. I have been working like a dog..chasing my tail really, to get these loans closed and I am just I think when i hit it..the bed, I hit it hard..and then wake up at 3-4 am.., except I can't do anything or I will wake everyone up!  So here I sit and read...
Please say a prayer for a 14 year old friend of ours  recently diagnosed with Bone Cancer..she may lose her arm.. I signed up for a Meal and she loves I am making spaghetti and meatballs..the simple wants of a child.. They said her cancer is Stage 4 and very agressive and her Chemo is going to be Gut Wrenching..her name is Abi..
On a sidenote: GO GAMECOCKS we have to win tonight!! Beat Kent!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


My oldest daughter will be Sixteen Sunday..I need Birthday Present suggestions please!! Pearls are for graduation so other than that I am open!!  Ok, she looks overly excited in this photo, but it is all I have uploaded recently..she is going to kill me!

Friday, June 15, 2012


If you are not from the South and especially right here in SC, you are probably wondering..what the heck is a Gamecock? well, it is the mascot for the Unversity of South Carolina! Now, moving right along..because I am so ADD..our 2 Time, ahem, back to back National Championship Baseball Team is going to Omaha for a 3 peat as they try to win again!! Y'all, this is no ordinary team of players.. First of all, they are smart..leading all athletics in GPA totals, they are grounded, quirky, funny and they are just tough..they always seem to rally and battle it out to the win. we start our first best of three against the Florida Gators saturday at 9PM and those boys are going to be hard to beat.. Please say a prayer for our boys, led by Ray Tanner, a stand up man and probably one of the finest Coaches there is. To say this town, Columbia, is buzzing with excitement is an understatement..everywhere you go people are sporting their Garnet and black and USC shirts..I love living in a college town. As the mother of 3 girls..I thank god everyday, because if my son played ball..well, I would be a raving lunatic!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

SC mom arrested for cheering too loudly at graduation - - Columbia, South Carolina |

SC mom arrested for cheering too loudly at graduation - - Columbia, South Carolina |

Opinions please!!  Well, I think she has the right to be proud that her daughter graduated from High School, but this is just in bad taste.  Others could not hear their childs name being called because of her know, they call your names so fast.  bad manners I think.. 

my neighbors daughter recently graduated and she said it was downright crazy the way people were acting.. seriously?? click on heading, I believe there is a video! People carry on at 5th grade promotion too, I have never seen such a thing!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I am so happy...

the beautiful SUN has finally shown his face!! I think I have "Weather Dysphoric" issues! Seriously, 5 days of dark, dreary, rainy weather just takes the Pep out of my step! I mean don't get me wrong, I love a lush lawn and a rainy day to catch up on my cleaning..but sheesh..enough is enough! Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. golden Sun..please shine down on me!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It was never my intention.. ANONYMOUS..

to hurt anyone about my previous Post on the Meth Addicts! My children are taught daily at school about the repucussions of drug Addiction, Smoking and Alcoholism! Anonymous, our current TV ADS show people suffering the horrific consequences about Smoking, another addiction.. did you call the local TV stations and tell them you thought they were mean? I, too, like you feel terribly for these souls..makes my heart break in fact, but it is my job as a mom to show them what drugs can do to you..right? I have had 2 close firends of mine who lost children way before their time due to drug overdoses..I never judged them, I felt down right sorry for them, but feeling sorry didn't help them. I am sorry if you think I am heartless, just the opposite in fact..but I just wanted to show my girls what drugs can do to them..

Friday, June 1, 2012

Say What!!!

my favorite cheap arse wine went up a whole dollar..from $6.97 to $7.97!! highway Robbery!! LOL! seriously, this is a pretty good Pinot and ellen and I have made fast friends!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day...

I love my country, the men and women who served and continue to do so..and I love our FLAG..the ultimate symbol of freedom. Our plans...Pool, grill out and getting middle girly ready for a week at the beach with a friend..that girl has it going on and in June..she is going to Camp for 10 days..quite the social butterfly.. Baby girly starts swimming lessons tomorrow, everyday thereafter for and hour and a half everyday..should keep her figure in tact from all of her trips to the "free" snack bar! Oldest girly is getting her license this week, so she will be a great help to me with the girls this summer! Hubby is off this week and I have made him quite the list..see, when he is off, he literally thinks he doesn't have to do a thing!! when is my free week of nothing? don;t even get me started on that conversation!! Looks like we may be headed for rain all week, ugh! I just need a little color on the cheeks and I will be fine!
Dance recital..middle girly and baby girly..check out the makeup!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Brain Dump...

1. I miss Clemson Girl and the Coach's Blog!! 2. I hate sensitive people on Facebook..that if you disagree with them..they assume you are attacking them! UGH! 3. I love that my girls will be wearing Sandals and Flip Flops starting Thursday until school starts. 4. I like that my girls LOVE my cooking and thought the Spinach was sooo good last night. 5. I love my husband... and his family..I really do! 6. My friends..I have some really great friends..always there to listen to the latest DRAMA! 7. I need a pair of Jack Rogers 8. how many bathing suits does a girl need? at least 4 according to middle girly. 9. need to lose 100lbs. before 30 year HS reunion on June 30th! HAHA! 10. Our pool's Memorial Day Cookout is Sunday..always so FUN! 11. I love love love all the NEW Blogs I follow with all of the young generation having beautiful babies! 12. I am glad I am facebook friends with some of my Blog friends..after awhile I really feel like we are BFF'S! 13. Work has picked up! RATES are so if you need to Purchase or Refi email I am going to leave it at that unlucky..

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Am I crazy..but I am so Ready for school to END!! No more teachers no more books no more teachers dirty looks when the teacher rings the bell tell the teacher go to... sang this song the last day of school!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day...

It was a wonderful Sunday..and I can honestly say it was one of my all time favorite Mother's Day..aside from my first! My girls were so sweet and all 3 wrote me a message and made me a card, instead of buying one..oh, that's right, they don't have any money. Their own words and what they think of you are priceless..all 3, without looking at each others cards, made mention of everything I do for the family..I loved that, because I am glad they appreciate the fact that it isn't easy. My dear sweet husband even wrote me a card and to say I was overwhelmed, well, that is an understatement. I had a wonderful day and I hope you all did too. I miss my own mother, but was reminded of her all day in my girls smiles and her laughter..

Friday, May 11, 2012


Baseball playoffs @5:45..and over to the SIL's house for pizza, salad and much needed spirits!! After a jam packed day at work..I rushed to get middle girly to Sports Physical(cheerleading) so we could go to the orientation and turn in paperwork at 6! Well, I dropped her of at 6:10pm , the Dr. was busy.. had to rush home and get baby girl to dance @ 6 who now arrived at 6:20..went to the gym to join middle girl and turns out she can't try out until June 20th..when she will be considered a JV rising 7th grader!! WTH! I just spent $45.00 on a Physical..that she didn't pass HA..I will get into that in a minute, which could have gone towards my Mother's Day gift..and she will be at Camp June she said forget it she will tryout next year.. My daughter has Pulmonary Stenosis... a narrowing of her pulmonary valve..she has been under Cardiac care since she was 6 months old.. she never had to have a stent..and it gradually grew wider, but, she had to have pre-meds before dental cleanings yada yada..and a very distinct heart murmur.. Well, last summer she was released from Cardiologist for 5 years because everything looked great and No longer needs pre-meds..moving right along..Doc in the Box wouldn't clear her w/out orders from cardiologist.. seriously, I almost needed a XANAX after my day was over.. Did I just ramble..sorry, I just had to take 2 dozen cc cookies to baby girls party, 2 bags of cool ranch doritos and lemonade, drop the dog off at the groomers(bath) she is a mutt.. grocery store..home..then bank, gas, carpool... WASH, RINSE, REPEAT!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

a quote.. and a chuckle..

so it seems, that this NJ mama thinks if you don't like her, it is because you are..and I quote.. "Jealous, Fat and Ugly!". Uh, no, we don't like you because we are SANE.. and you are a freak show! Now, as we say in the South.. and I quote.."Bless her heart!".

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


So many events in May, don't you agree. Mother's Day!! I hope my girly's just make me a card..I love that the mostest! Middle girly is trying out for JV Cheerleading...rising 7th grader. Do y'all think that is too young or am I crazy? End of the year parties. baby girly's baseball team made the playoffs..S*#T..kidding Yay!! End of the year school cookout, baseball and soccer parties and yet another teacher gift and I am in charge of her class symbol party..good behavior party..whatev, they should behave! Oldest girly is preparing for her license and has several irons in the fire job wise! our pool opens may 18th and I am so ready..but will probably wait until Memorial day weekend. If you follow my Blog..I had my girly check up and everything is Fine!! WooHoo! she still would like to speak to me..hopefully about removing my parts..again..kidding..not!! also, Jury duty.. seriously, they need a better system..and the Dad's that were walking out of Family Court that paid their Child Support..G R O S S!! I am glad we have a good man living in this house! work has been hectic are picking up with the Interest Loans being so low!! Happy Hump Day..that is so nasty, but I somehow felt compelled to write it!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Jury Duty update..

the only thing I enjoyed today was lunch with a girlfriend from High School..The guy seated to the right of me reeked of cigarettes. The woman seated to the left me was panic stricken they were going to with hold water from her. they called 289 jurors..60 thought they were going to get out of it..only 5! I was NOT chosen praise Jesus but had to call in at 6pm to receive my instructions for tomorrow and was told to report back at 11am! UGH! Seriously, I cannot fathom that some of these citizens are going to chose the fate of the person charged. many people were employed at Lowe's, US Postal service, Ft. Jackson Military base and drumroll..alot were unemployed. I will remember to pack a water bottle that lady to the left was onto something..I was parched! LOL!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Little hands and Big hands...

Ok, my question is. why must my children dry their hands on A: the shower curtain (9)year old.and B: the Monogrammed "display" towel..WHEN..I CLEARY lay out a fresh hand towel on the vanity everyday?? It is disturbing, the hand towel is NEver and I repeat, never used!! UGH! Anyone else have something your quirky kids do, or is it just mine.. Have a wonderful Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby weekend! we have a ball game tonight and are going to our Club's Kentucky derby party hat wins a prize.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I am ready...

for SUMMER!! I love everything about it..No rushing in the mornings to get the girly's on their way..afternoons by the pool..followed by weekends at the pool! Ok, I do hate swim Team..sorry! Homemade Ice Cream, Fireflies, children playing outside til dark, the beach..birthdays, the lake with good friends and maybe if we can swing it this year a little vacay!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Visit..

well, I did it! I haven't been to the "female" doctor in oh, I don't know, like 5 years, so i decided..encouraged by my dear friend who is going through breast go to the GYM..Get Your Mammogram! So I went.. and to my shock and surprise they did a biopsy, because I think I am going through menopause..and have experienced unusual bleeding..I know TMI, but, I am telling y'all this, because if you are a scaredy cat like me..please don't put off the doctor.. I am also having a mammogram Thursday and going to the dermatologist in June.WTH!! I am finally going to put my insurance card to good use! I feel kind of calm..which is weird, because I am a worry wart. I am not worried about the test results, I feel great that I went, and know it had to be done. of course I prayed that everything will be normal..but worry gets you nowhere. Ok.. Fifty Shades of one down..and onto Book 2..this is more of a 20's 30's read, but since I bought all 3 on a recommendation from a 30ish friend I am reading them all. am intrigued by Christian Grey though.. happy May!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

On the bandwagon..

the...Fifty Shades of Grey bandwagon that is.. Let's just say..I have barely got into yet and I am Fifty Shades of uh hum RED!! Review to follow soon..I bought all 3! I feel a little whorish reading them!! LOL!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

For my local readers... and visitors too!

Last night several girlfriends gathered together to support one of our girls that is going through Chemo right now for Breast Cancer..we get together the day before her treatment know, let her know how much we love her, appreciate her, admire her strength and really to support her. last night we went to the relatively new restaurant in Forest Acres, Columbia, SC..Cafe Caturra. It was my first time,but several of the girls had been before and raved about it. Here is my take.. since I am a foodie and cook for a living(at times) between Mortgage goes. I thought it was good...not great, but the price point on the food were concise with the portions..and speaking of the portions..apps were great..and I had the Crabcakes as an entree..very small, but filling and at $9.00 affordable. I also had a nice Oregon pinot gris @ happy Hour price of $5.00. The atmosphere is wonderful! Wide open..airy, flowy(is that a word) and bustling. All in All I will go back with the hubby sans the children..not a family restaurant to me although their wood-Fired pizza's looked delish. I would consider taking the children early..say later. So if you are in the 29206 Cafe Caturra a visit! Tell them Just Ask Beth sent you!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A question...

Hubby and I have 2 tickets Friday Night for the USC vs. Alabama Baseball game.. baby girl has a baseball game..would it be rude to make arrangements for her to be dropped off and picked up while we go on a date..or should we give them away and go to her game..Her 15 year old sister will be with her during the game to cheer her on.. One of us is always at the game or both of us.. She is nine..

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I didn't realize my "quirks" until my children and hubby brought it to my attention. So here are just a few. 1. I must vacuum rug in living room everyday in a pattern..and no one can walk on it..they must walk on hardwood(around it) **just for a few hours*** sheesh 2. I must blow off our Deck everyday..I don't like the shoot me 3. I hate when pinestraw(prevalent in SC) accumulates on the roof of our home(remove please) 4. All dishes MUST be out of the sink and in dishwasher. just plain cleanliness 5. All Beds must be made before we(they) leave the house. so what! 6. All pillows fluffed everyday..makes house look pretty. 7. Lawn..neat and clean..since I cancelled the YARD service..since I don't have a MAID service..this is hard for hubby to get done..but it does! HEE HEE 8. Towels..must be folded in three's..ok, I realize now I am sick! 9. I turn lights off constantly ARG!! Pet Peeve..hubby is the worst! 10. Laundry..must be Gain and Downey..but drumroll please..I recently purchased ERA at Sam's..pinching pennies, not bad, smells nice, but I am returning to GAIN!! I love the way our clothes smell. So now, that you know I am bordeline Cray you still like me?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Me? Again!...

I have had Jury Duty like 3 times in the last 5 years and I am not kidding.. why me? I mean it is fun to listen to a juicy case if I am picked..always, but most of the time boring..except the one DRUG case I sat on..very clever those drup people..who would have thought of delivering marijuana in a potato chip bag?..not me! Well, found out my friend from HS has it also, so we are going to meet up for lunch!! not too bad.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012


I still get so excited when Friday a school kid excited. I don't know why! my weekends are usually Jam Packed with Events..(kids)..seriously, you didn't think my life was that exciting now did you! My upcoming weekend cnsists of:

Friday Night: Ladies Mixer at our Club..being waited on by our Men..drinks etc.., however, I was asked(paid) to make 100 Kabobs..Chicken Satay and Beef really, I am working once again!! They better have my favorite Pinot on hand that's all I have to say!

Saturday: Middle Girly is taking part for her 2nd time in the USMC MUD later!
Baby Girly has a Soccer Game
Oldest Girly..taking her last Driving Class..yikes.the thought of her driving makes me sick! No, really, I am panic stricken, and I pray daily for God to take this worry from me.

Sunday: baby girl has a baseball game

***today is husband Appreciation Day*** so I would appreciate if he would MOW the Lawn..I cancelled our Yard Service!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Taking the time..

I know we are all busy..and some of you are UBER Bloggers with a mass following, however, it would be nice..ONCE in a while to reciprocate a comment..Perhaps I am boring..clearly, or you read and don't comment..guilty here also, but I do try to leave a comment every now and again.

Is it too much too ask?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Social Butterfly...

my middle girly is constantly on the go... Friday night she spent the night with her BFF and went to see Titanic 3D..she said "ehh, I took my glasses off it wasn't any better and for $13.00! I thought it would be more real"!

Saturday the Bff's Dad took them to the USC (by that I mean SC) Spring Game..she said they watched a little but ran around the stadium..uh, ok!

Sunday the Bff's Dad (love him) took the girls to his parents place on Lake Murray for a day on the Lake! She had so much fun!

Me: cooked, cleaned, family get together(always fun),soccer game, baseball game..and drum roll please LAUNDRY..the gift that keeps on giving!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Family Faves

the best popcorn EVAH!!

somebody's turning 16 in June!!

baby girly eats a VINE a DAY!!

a FAITHFUL, Funny and Fantastic Christian

who happens to play pretty good GOLF!

my (our) favorite beverage, so light and refreshing

and on Friday's a splash of VODKA in Mommy's does the trick!

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND!! tennis and soccer and baseball here!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Laundry and such...

for the record..and at this is all done and PUT AWAY!!! We also cleaned out closets and donated to a family who needed it desperately.. without them knowing.. as oldest girly was purging her closet she came acrossed a pair of blue CROCS!! dear God in heaven we all laughed because we all owned a pair and laughed..what were we thinking! have a great day and God Bless Dallas and all that were affected by the wrath of the Tornadoes that swept Texas!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Lull and Dull...

I have had a LULL in posting because my life is so darn DULL!!

went to Charleston saturday for our dear friends 3 year old twin boys birthday party..that is always fun! hubs and I went out saturday night where I proceeded to carry on like I was in college again..most awesome time..VooDoo lounge in west Ashley..I heart you and the food is amazing!!
sunday we went to park Circle in N.Charleston..that area is booming and had a FABU lunch at DIG!! DELISH!
on the way home to Columbia..we went the back roads so oldest girly could get experience driving..that is a whole other post..I may or may not have severed that realtionship..we picked a bucket of strawberries and baby girly is eating them like they are her JOB..Hubby is off this week..SPRING BREAK and he is taking the girls to the dentist(cleanings) and doctor(well checkups) for me so I can WORK..isn't he the best! HA!
Thursday the Hubs and I are going back to Charleston for the Family Circle Cup ladies tennis tournament..we may or may not spend the night..with easter Sunday we need to pinch are are staring to replace candy in the casa de Cleary!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Does this picture look familiar??

if you live in South Carolina like I do, this is what it feels like right now. we are so medicated in this family right now..and poor baby girl walks around with a box of Puff's..seeing Allergist during Spring Break!!(aren't I nice). when I put my head on my pillow every night..and say my I being selfish when I plead with GOD to bring us rain? 50% today here in Columbia..I am doing a rain dance!! what's it like in your town? Are you suffering with the tickly nose, itchy throat and ears like we are?

**NOTE** this is not my picture

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Simply Smashing...

that is the name of our Tennis Team..and I am happy to report I had my first win of the season..after 3..3rd set tiebreaker losses..we won 6-3 6-0!! Our team won also!! The pollen here in SC is HORRENDOUS, and my youngest girly and I are about to D I E!!! Seriously, if we do not get a rainfall/down pour soon..we may have to bunk down in this house..she plays soccer and baseball and I play we have to be outside, but Dear God in heaven help us please..Claritin is like a placebo now!!

On a funny note, since she blows her nose non-stop her nose and above her lip are REALLY RED, so she puts concealer on it in the morning before school! LOL!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Southern Love...

if you are from the south..this is definitely a must our house at least!! The girly's gave up "fast food' for Lent and they are dying for some Chick Fil A!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Middle Schoolers...

well, my middle girly is pretty easy going, you know, when things are going her way, not to say she's spoiled ,but she is very A type personality. she is immaculate in her looks, studies, cleanliness of room..she *irons her own clothes EVERY morning..and she just turned 12..are you with me! well, today, the hubby was off so he took the carpool for me so I could get to work an hour early..(yeah!)and he said to me>>"what time do you usually leave?" and i said "8:00 why? Ugh..because it's 8:10 exclaimed Hubby. so we both screamed MALLORY!! hurry up and y'all.. she just busted out in tears..and we both noticed she had changed FOUR times and her hair was not brushed..she gets up at 7!, no excuse.she really needs to start getting her clothes organized at night! hubby said she sniffled the whole way to school. I hate sending them upset like that, but her and her perfection are going to be the death of me..
** I may, or may not have taught them how to iron, i iron everyday!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

a prime example...

So sunday was my sweet baby girls birthday, she turned 9 years old! We celebrated Saturday with a HUGE family (hubby is 1 of 12) backyard cookout, her idea, she loves her family.. We had a great day, which started off with her soccer teams FIRST ever win and ended with baby girl being showered with love and money for her "NEW" savings account.
Ok, so Sunday, she saved 2 of her cupcakes for the neighbor kids, you know the ones I talked about in a prior post who, at times are so mean to her.. So she was eating dinner and I said "did they like their cupcakes?" she said."yes, until Mr. "JERK" yelled at me!" HUH? she said, Well, he was in his car and I was going to shut his door for him and he said..are you ready..Drumroll please.."get your hands off my car and don't touch it again, I don't care if you are 9!!!" and ladies and gentleman, THIS IS WHAT ticks me off..who talks to a child like that..and the saddest part..she was beginning to accept this abuse and think it IS HER FAULT like abuse victims do..she said "maybe he thought I was going to slam his door..and I said NO, HE just doesn't have any manners..I am sorry, I couldn't hold it is hard to seperate them, but my daughter shouldn't be privy to ABUSE because they are.. so anonymous, I am NOT STOOPING to their level..we tried being nice by saving the cupcakes for them and bam..beat my child down..not again!! BTW, I changed my comments, NO ANONYMOUS comments, if you have something to say own it and post your name..sheesh, I am old enough to accept constructive criticism. Am I being too sensitive? it made me so sad to see her justifying his redneck, hateful attitude!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thankful Thursday...

I am thankful that my husband comes from a BIG family and get togethers always involve 30 plus least, and that is just immediate family!!

I am thankful that my business is picking up and homes are appraising and people are able to re-finance.

I am thankful that I have a loving family and things are going the moment.

I am thankful for friends that I am surrounded with..and even the "anonymous" commentor who assumes who I know who they watch my back.. seems like they would tell me that to my face or through an email... BTW..deleted their comment and the POST..don't want you all to get the wrong opinion of me

I am thankful..that this day is my busiest..and I have healthy girls that can do all they do.

I am thankful for a loving husband that loves me unconditionally..I think..heehee

I am thankful for my guides me daily..
have a great day..

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My Schedule...

Monday: Work
Middle Girl ACX(extreme cheer and dance)
Mom Tennis Match

Tuesday: Work
Baby Girl Soccer
Middle girl Dance Company

Wednesday: Work
Baby Girl Baseball Practice
Hubby Tennis

Thursday: Work
Oldest Girl: play practice
Middle Girl: dance
Baby girl: dance
Baby girl: baseball game(after dance)
Hubby Tennis Match
Me: preview party for Home Builders Assoc.( I work at a Bank as a Mortgage banker)

Friday: Work
Cupcakes at school for the baby girls birthday celebration (did our mom's do this)?
Shopping for baby girls "family" birthday party cookout Sunday

saturday: Baby girl Soccer game
Baby girl's 9th birthday party

Sunday: work the Home Builders Show
Baby girls REAL birthday
Out to Dinner her choice ( thank goodness Chick Fil A is closed)!
Me: tennis Clinic
Me and the Hubs..Happy Hour..starting at 5....JOIN US IN SPIRIT!!
and you know what the beauty of all of this is..I get to do it EVERY WEEK!! LOL!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Popcorn Cake..

this is so easy and so delish!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Look who's 12!!

My middle girly turned 12 today... she is cute as a button, temperamental, sweet, kind, funny, stylish, caring, impatient, snarky and smart. She is a go getter, her confidence is stronger now than ever..she isn't afraid to try anything. I love this sweet middle make your Daddy and I never sit still, you are always twirling, flipping and on the go..people love being your friend and you are a good friend to others.

I must say this girl has it going on..must be from a family member twice removed!! LOL!

*she's the one with the Tiara..we had her party at a local restaurant.notice the neon bar signs in the background..nice

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I love Lent...more than I love the New Year. You are probably wondering why aren't you. well, I love the fresh start of a NEW YEAR, but let's face it..after rolling off the HIGH of Christmas it is hard to get in the swing of things. with LENT..the weather, here in SC anyway, is starting to warm a bit(most days), Spring is right around the corner..and I am ready to give up and take up.

This year our whole family has given up sweet treats, and if you knew anything about us(not really me, I like savory) it will be a challenge..the baby loves her some skittles!! We also are not snacking or buying anything..with hopes of making a better donation to our church causes.

I am "borrowing" Kim. from 3 Peanuts idea of purging 40 bags of unwanted items for donation or just plain trash in 40 days..this should add a little more beauty to our room, clutter free!

I hope GOD'S abundant love blesses us all, keeps us safe and helps us stick to our challenges.

"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me"
Philippians 4:13

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Day...

I have Strep Throat..UGH!! and how pathetic am I..the hubby asked me to name three things that I wanted, and how pathetic am I..Dearfoam Slippers and a new Colander..couldn't even think of a third! have a great Valentine's on your families!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Faves

enough said.. I love my husband..

baby girl is gearing up for another season of drama, I mean soccer...
One word.. DELISH!

another word... DIG..their newest brew..YUM!

love it..duh!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

We're having a PARTY...

kind of.. we are having people over for the Super Bowl this evening..I don't why, our Club is having a BYOB and a BYOA( share), but NO, I like to put the pressure on me and the Hubby to prepare delish food for neighbors and friends on a School Night!! so here is our menu, neighbors are bringing appetizers and one is bringing Wings, duh, guys can't watch football without Wings right, quite frankly, I am over tell me what you think

Boneless/Skinless Grilled Thai Chicken Thighs in a soy pineapple demi glaze

Homemade spicy Pineapple salsa

California Cole Slaw

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Ooey Gooey Bars

I have had 3 extra girls here all weekend..I am already pooped..I need to drink a pot of coffee and get my GAME ON!

I really don't care who wins tonight..I love me some Manning Brothers and Tommy is so easy on the is hard. Both Coaches look like they could use a trip to DisneyWorld after the game they always look so damn miserable!!

I will let you know what the crowds response was..Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

they are listening..

As my middle daughter and I were watching TV together, or she was, and I was meticulously trying to paint her toes in her new Essie color she said something quietly under her breath. I can't even remember what show it was but she said "you give something from your heart, because you want too, not because you want praise"! I looked up from painting her cute little toes and said "what did you say"? she repeated herself, and I smiled, put the brush in the bottle and grabbed her face and kissed it! "you are so right Mally, give from your heart, no matter what it is..don't give to impress". I said, "gosh, you are so wise, where did you learn that"? and she said "from you Mommy, you always let people go in front of us in carpool, the grocery store and that time you took that old ladies shopping cart so she didn't have to walk it in". WOW! I am not telling you this for a WOW, but, it opened my eyes to the fact that these children watch our every move and how much they might emulate our behavior..I also realize, they have also seen the not so good..the one who says cuss words, gossips, and has had one too many glasses of vino..but I like to balance it out..don't want her thinking I am all good!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


So... I reactivated my Facebook account ALREADY!! Really for 2 reasons. I had a dear friend recently get diagnosed for the 2nd time Breast Cancer and want to keep up with her..and she posts about it and secondly, my daughters former teacher who had to move to NC for a job for the Hubby, was recently diagnosed with MS. It is so sad that these ladies have to endure this at such young ages but I know through, faith and prayer it will make this journey easier to bear.
I have to admit I really didn't miss Facebook after a day or two, but it is truly amazing what happens in those few short days to all of us. We all need prayer.

The youngest is home for the 2nd day Strep throat.. is it just my children, but my girls don't sleep when they are sick.. My late mother used to say " if your not sleeping, you musn't be sick"!
I am working from home today and it is hard to do when you see all of the dust, laundry and dirty I work a little, clean a LOT.. and before I know it..Carpool will be calling.
I think I am going to start posting Friday Foods, recipes that I love that are easy and inexpensive..ya know, sans the Truffle Oil! Have a Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Smart Ass the board game is the ultimate fun trivia game for 2 to 12 players, where everybody plays every turn, the game doesn't labor on for hours, and even if you are a "Dumb Ass", you can win!Smart Ass is an all play game. With every question asked, every player can yell out the answer at any time and as soon as they think they know the answer.There are four question categories: Who am I? Where am I? What am I? and Hard Ass! The 500 questions are formulated into lots of clues. The clues get easy as the question is being read out, but don't wait too long to answer, as the first person to yell out the right answer, wins the round and moves closer to the Smart Ass. If you yell out the wrong answer, then you are out of that round and have to wait 'till the next question is asked.Beware of the "Dumb Ass" and "Kick Ass" squares, as penalty awaits!The first person to land on the donkey's butt is declared the "Smart Ass".Smart Ass was created by Rob Elliott, the long time host of Australian Channel Seven's "Wheel of Fortune". So come and enjoy the real Aussie flavor of this inclusive and fun, but still competitive game
This game is hilarious and I totally recommend you buy it and try it!! It is for 14 year olds and up, if the title offends you I am sorry,but it is a Trivia Game, so it is all fun and educational!!

Regarding my last Post and comments..I am sorry if I came acrossed as "arrogant", that wasn't my intention, I was merely explaining that I was GUILTY of all of the nasty things that I didn't llike and I didn't want to keep it up..I don't want to use Facebook to argue and I needed to back off and re-group. I am not by nature a mean or arrogant person for that matter either...just saying... friends.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


I deactivated my account Thursday!! I mean, let's get real, I can log on and it will magically appear again, I just needed a break! I can list various reasons:

1. It was the first thing I checked in the morning after I made the coffee and nudged the girly's to get up. SICK
2. I am sick of peoples Wow look at me I am so awesome and I need you to confirm that with a "click" of the "like" button and a glowing comment.
3. 1000 pictures of your children.
4. 10,000 of your freakin dog!
5. Political opinions(bad manners)
6. How much money you have ie vacations, purchases, new everything yada yada

I mean I get some of it, but what started out as a venue for "re-connecting" with old friends and sharing with new has evolved into a soap box and a bit of technological voyeurism.
I am just saying..I am sure I will be back for a peek!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Blogs I LOVE!!

I just love to read all of my favorite Blogs once I get the girly's off to school. I go back and forth to which Blogs I like, love and hate.. i even read the ones I hate too.
My criteria for my favorite Blogs are so different

1. I enjoy the Blogs where the ladies are ahem, in my age group 40-50! Did I just say that?? we are real, we are raising post college down to elementary and we mostly discuss, paint colors, fabric swatches, recipes, unruly children, bitchy get the picture.. we also talk about God, Church, and Giving back
2. Mid Twenties.. ok these girls have it going on!! They read every parenting book, dress to the pukey gym clothes for these girls!! They make exotic meals for their husbands all the while having their bodies toned, their make up perfect and the house cleaned and everything labeled.. and they have lots of money!! I live vicariously through these girls..although, I think something is missing, and I am going to find out.
3. The college blogs! Enough said.. I want to be a Delta, delta, Delta again and Tailgate

Here are a few of my faves..although some of my 40-50 year olds are dropping like flies

Biscuits are never Boring
Abnormally Normal
Clemsongirl and the Coach
Pink Clutch
Blue eyed Bride
Monograms and Manicures
Simple Thoughts (LOVE)
Pearls and Grace (HEART)
Southern Yankee
Designer bags and dirty Diapers(this girl has it going on!)
hanging with the Hewitts
Pawley's Island Posh(great Photographer)
A Liz Adventures
3 Peanuts
The Southland Life
Style Me swanky
Hungry Meets healthy
mostly all Charleston SC BLOGS!!
Lowcountry Living

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Facebook Etiquette Part III

Seriously, and I mean seriously, please do not post anything regarding POLITICS! I don't understand why we open ourselves up for such hatred spewed at us from people we "THINK" are our friends. Sheesh! When I was growing up my mother always told me politics were private as was religon, two subjects that are not to be discussed. I have to say I agree. I mean, I vote on the candidate strictly based on LOOKS.. JUST KIDDING!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Three minus One..

Two of my girlies..getting ready for a family night out..missing link..riding her RipStik!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Where oh Where...

does Whoopie Goldberg get the clothes she wears on THE VIEW?? Is it me or do they look like bedspreads sewn together with a neck and two armholes??

Thursday, January 19, 2012

facebook Etiquuette part II

we do NOT and I mean, do NOT need to see your positive pregnancy stick or ultrasound either. and please, telling everyone you have mastitis, that visual alone doesn't go well with my morning oatmeal! ewww, too invasive. I am chalking all of this over information to age..seems like most divulging, according to another blog friend(40's)is that these people are in their 20's and young 30's and just are so used to everything being out there..they grew up with the internet. I just think people lack in tact.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

facebook etiquette..

I was reading through my December issue of Real Simple when I happenend upon an article regarding Facebook etiquette. I had to read it, for several reasons, A). I have none and B). I am NOT alone.

Let's start with A)., which is me! I usually like to have a generally uplifting or thought provoking quote as my Status or say something about the girls , such as a life lesson, picture of going to a dance etc. I do NOT status Yay, my daughters made all A's, are perfect and I am married to Brad Pitt the wonder husband, although he does receive his fair share of props. I am always amazed at people..people?, wait these are my so called damn friends, which brings me to B). who let us know every illness they have, every candidate they support, every cause they find thought provoking..sheesh! To me, it is annoying and nobody gives a crap, and if we do, God forbid we put our 2 cents in because we are clearly stupid and don't know Jack!

getting back to A). which is me.. I have said pretty snide comments, really not to be mean, but my opinion, which brings me to " If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"! So I guess I will be a cheerleader for everyone, which I find quite boring. I mean really, everytime you are sick, which is often, trust me.. do I need to say "feel better, thinking of you". Do i have to let you know that your child who you post 1,000 pictures of doing the say precious! I love seeing the pictures too, because by all accounts they are cute. And don't get me started on animal pictures, that are all blurry from your Iphone!

What I think I am getting at..and this is just my Opinion, it seems like there are a lot of people out there who need lots of attention and feedback to say how wonderful they are..
I mean one status the other day.. I made dinner tonight! Well, good, you are the mom and you should! Wow! you did the laundry today, you are amazing! maybe I am being a crabby pain in the arse today.. Blogs are this way too also. what happenend to just being...

* I am trying to be more understanding and THINK before I TYPE..

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I started the job on Monday and was LET GO on Wednesday!! LOL!! Still trying to figure out what went wrong I know what Sandra Bullock meant by BLINDSIDE!

Taught the baby a valuable lesson on Friday..after I signed her out of school on Friday at 11:30 and reprimanded her and sent her to her room until 8:00am saturday morning, I think she has a crystal clear picture who rules the Roost now! She woke up singing me a song on Saturday..she truly needs an attitude adjustment, she is a loving, caring and sharing girl, but she leans towards spoiled,IE daddy gets her what she wants, Mommy? Not so much!!

Middle girly..moving along nicely except when she informed her Daddy she missed Dance Company after school Tuesday( with the winter break she forgot, I get that), so on wednesday teacher asked where she was, since she is the lead dancer, and she may lose her spot now(Bitch), she told a little fib..said she had to go to her grandma's Birthday dinner and the teacher 4? and she said. Yes M'am she lives out of town..uh yeah they have both passed away!! I wrote her an excuse..shoot me!

Oldest daughter..went to a friends birthday Dinner and spent the night..took her driving Sunday Night and i freaked a bit and screamed..brought her to tears..for that I am remorseful, because she is a truly sweet child who didn't deserve that.. Lots of making up to do there.

I really want to go to Nashville in may for the PEARL EVENT with paige, sibi oops one more.. anyone else?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Stayed Tuned..

I have alot to say, but I am starting a new job today and need to shower and take the girly's to right back!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Carpool Line...

I swear I could seriously gun through the line in the morning and go on a rage!! People cut in line, the walkers, who drive, park and then walk their little precious drive me crazy..they hold things up! I mean, if your kids in the 2nd grade and up, they do NOT need to be walked in..self-confidence people, that is what we are teaching them..independance.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hail Mary...

A picture that will be etched in Gamecock fans minds forever.. Congrats Alshon on a being a great Gamecock player..that little incident with Dennard, well, we forgive you.. Hail Yes, to that Hail mary!! 11-2!!