Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mommy Fail

Do you ever have a moment in parenting where you feel like a total failure? Mia is my third baby and she makes me feel like an amateur, like I am dealing with a little alien who was sent to this planet to make me feel like an idiot. I've been having a real hard time getting her to bed and to asleep since she was 4 months old. Our ritual was, I would turn on the fan in the hall so she didn't hear anything, then I would lay her in her bed and she would start crying. I would lay on the floor next to her and put the bottle in her mouth and hold it till she fell asleep, and then I would tip toe out of the room and leave the door cracked with the hall light on and go downstairs. By the time I reached the last stair, I have to head back up to pat her back and put the pacifier in her mouth; now triple that number and that is Mia's sleep ritual -- everyday at nap time and night time! Well, today I put her down, left the door open and the light on, gave her a bottle to hold on her own and walked out and she fell asleep. What?? I feel like a total ass for making her sleep in a semi-dark room, telling everybody to be quiet and laying on the hard, cold floor for hours so the little monster would sleep.
But, do I feel good that she fell asleep without all the torture? Nope, I feel like a failure.
I am sure I will get over it and she will be giving me plenty of moments where I feel like a failure but, of course, there will be many moments where I will feel like the best mom ever.
I just have to keep telling myself that and, the next time she bites me because I wouldn't pick her up, it will make me smile instead of asking myself if I gave birth to "Hannibal Baby".

Monday, November 12, 2012

Spiced Nuts


This is a recipe for nuts that I use for Christmas gifts or just because I want to stuff my face.
 I use Almonds but you can use any kind of nuts whichever you prefer.
 2 pounds of Nuts
2 Egg whites
2 Tbsp Water
2/3 cup of Brown Sugar
1 1/2 cups Sugar
3tsp Salt
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 tsp Cinnamon

Mix egg whites with the water. This is a very important step that cannot be skipped or forgotten or the nuts will stay sticky
pour over Nuts till covered
Mix the dry ingredients and fold in nuts
lay on a baking sheet with parchment paper or you will never get them off
Bake for 30 minutes at 300 degree stirring occasionally
Remove from Oven and separate nuts that are stuck together. 
After they have cooled down you can put them in an airtight container.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ten Awesome and not so much

1.)I had a lot of TV time this week which was great for my shows, because I am almost caught up with them and it made me slow down, which is something I need. The downside is that I didn't move my ass off the couch that much this week, and of course, that makes me hate myself.

2.) I finally got some pictures taken of the stuff that I made, and now I don't feel so bad because I have a little bit of stuff to sell at the Beat Basar. The downside is that I took all my pictures with my phone which makes for crappy pictures. I need a new camera.

3.) I had a really fun night with my girls. We watched a movie full of eye candy and hormonal surges in your fine china. There is no downside to watching Magic Mike.

4.) I received my Christmas Candles from Beverly and now I am getting excited for Christmas. I have to keep telling myself not to listen to Christmas music already but it is hard, seeing as I could listen to it all year round.
There really is no downside to being excited about Christmas and this year we are taking a different approach in regards to gifts. Every year I try to make sure that the kids get the same amount of stuff and every year I end up buying crap. So this year the kids had one wish for something they really want and that is what they are getting. There will be no opening 20 presents. From the looks of it, there will be no more than 3 and that is fine for me.

5.) I have named my child Mia the Destroyer because that kid is a destructive little shit, let me tell you! She managed to have us drive to the emergency room twice in one week. I need a thousand eyes to watch her every move because she is getting into something every two seconds. For her that means she is sticking something in her mouth that does not belong there.
There isn't really a downside to this little runt; she makes me so happy I can't describe it.

6.) I decided to get in shape and to not mess around this time so I just dived right in and started my 30 Day shred; I felt really good about myself. The downside is that I am still peeing myself all the time so incontinent jumping jacks suck.

7.) It took me three days to write this because right now all I can think of is negative stuff that is going on. Coming up with something funny and positive is hard effing work.

8.) I lost my temper really bad last night and broke some stuff that, afterwards, really pissed me off.
The good side is that it reminded me that breaking stuff when you are mad is really stupid and juvenile.

9.) I went brunching with my friends and ate a lot of fruit that I wish I could eat at home but I am too lazy to cut up myself. Even though it was just a little after noon, I had a shot of a new tequila with cinnamon that was so good that the rest of the day I sniffed my glass. Don't judge

10.) And finally, I am really glad that my family is healthy, except for Christopher, who hurt his thumb, and Joshua, who had to stay home for the day because his neck really hurts.



Thursday, November 1, 2012



 Check out my pit stains that didn't take the dye.