The Crazymomma Files

The GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY

Mother’s Day Brunch May 10, 2009

Filed under: family,Life - Mood: Happy — Flickerchic @ 10:18 am
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Yesterday we went to The Can today for Mother’s Day Brunch with the moms at Aunt Gloria and Uncle Bill’s house. We also dedicated this day in memory of Auntie Nell, may she rest in peace. We had a great time. There was plenty of food, had the domino games going, and eventually the young, old schools got a game of basketball going. The day was going well, with no incidents.

After leaving Auntie Gloria’s, we took the party to Debo’s. And of course, it was on then. It would take my husband and I to cause a ruckus, however. As we were turning into Debos, Seon kind of did a slight spinout because she lives off of a gravel street. Leave it to me to suggest to him, “You should’ve done a full donut. I’ve been wanting to do that every since we got the car.” And what does my dear hubby do? He backs up and does the donut. Now, we were thinking we were the only ones outside. We didn’t see the people sitting in their cars across the street. Needless to say, they come across the street talking about their kids being outside and they could have gotten hurt. Seon apologized, saying he didn’t see the kids and if he would have he wouldn’t have done it. Of course, they didn’t want to let it go. As I’m walking up they are still yakking. I’d had a few drinks and was not in the mood to listen to it. I walk up, ready to do the Bonnie and Clyde thing with my husband. He couldn’t hit her ass, but I definitely could. Debo was walking up talking about coming out of retirment. Needless to say, nothing jumped off. Fish kind of calmed his neighbors down and we headed to the house. About 10 minutes later, four cop cars come pulling up. But the night ended well. No one went to jail. Seon admitted what he did and apologized. The cops accepted and let us enjoy the rest of our evening.

I enjoyed seeing crazy, rowdy family. I realized that I miss it and that I need to go home more often.

Photos to come soon.

 

Friday Gathering May 1, 2009

Filed under: Family & Friends — Flickerchic @ 1:30 pm
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Seon and I invited a few family and friends over for game night. We had a blast. In the beginning, it was supposed to be a Texas Hold’em Game Nite, but as in typical Walker fashion, we just rolled with the punches. I’d thought about cancelling due to the fact that we are supposed to be in “quarantine” around these parts. But I know I’m tired of sitting and doing nothing and I’m sure I’m not the only one. So we went on with our plans, hoping that we would not be wasting money on drinks and food. I’m glad we did. Our friends and family came and we were able to remove ourselves from the crazy world that has seemed to become enveloped in nothing but fear of swine flu. The cards games were quickly kicked to the curb because Karaoke was the showstopper. Thank you to everyone who came. Plans for the next gathering are already in motion.

Pics to come soon. That is once I’m able to get to a computer to upload them.

 

FWISD HAS CLOSED SCHOOLS!!! April 29, 2009

Filed under: General — Flickerchic @ 1:34 pm
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Well, maybe God has been listening and answered my prayers. Schools have been closed effective immediately due to a swine flu epidemic. According to the news reports, there are three schools in the district that have confirmed cases of the swine flu. Now let me say, this was not the way that I was wanting to get a break, but I will take it! I really  need to clear my mind and regroup. This has been a very stressful year. Much more so than last year. I just don’t understand why our school can’t be NORMAL!!! But nonetheless, I get a mini vacation and I’m thrilled. Now let me find something for us to get into!

 

I hate this damn computer April 21, 2009

Filed under: General,Life - Mood: Pissed off — Flickerchic @ 1:19 pm
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Okay I know I’ve posted about this several times before. And here I go again. Why didn’t I listen to the Sales Rep at Best Buy when he told me not to buy a Toshiba computer. But what did Tina do? Tina goes ahead and buys the Toshiba. After everything else that I’ve dealt with with this laptop, not the freaking monitor goes out on it. And the janky thing is only 2 years old. So I guess I’ve learned a very expensive and time consuming lesson. DON’T BUY A TOSHIBA LAPTOP!!

 

Did You Know – Easter, The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg, & Natural Egg Dyes March 22, 2009

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easter-eggsEaster was always one of my favorite holidays growing up. The religious aspect of the celebration didn’t mean much to me. I knew it had to do with Jesus’s resurrection but that was about it. What I looked forward to was coloring eggs and the egg hunts. As a parent, I strive for balance. As I teach my kids the meaning of the holiday, I also try to make Easter just as fun and exciting for my boys as it was for me.

Here are some facts about Easter…

* Easter is one of the most important Christian holidays.

* Easter is celebrated by Chrisitians to observe Jesus’s resurrections three days after his crucifixion.

* Easter marks the end of Lent, a season of prayer and penance.

 * The Easter Bunny, a well recognized symbol for Easter, orignated in Germany. It was introduced to America by German settlers who immigrated to the Pennsylvania Dutch country.

 * Long ago, in Pagan times, the egg was considered a symbol of new life and rebirth. Chrisitans embraced this theory after Jesus’s resurrection, likening it to the tomb from which Christ arose.

* Easter eggs have almost no part in the Easter celebrations of Mexico, South America, and Native American Indian cultures.

Compliments of Wikipedia and about.com

Last year around this time, I posted about how to make the perfect hard boiled egg, which as a matter of fact, isn’t boiled at all. Since Easter is right around the corner, I thought it fitting to give this information again. Click here for how to get the perfect hard boiled egg. In addition, you can also click here to find inexpensive ways to naturally color your eggs and save money in the process.

 

A green moment March 21, 2009

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It’s the second day of spring and the weather is absolutely gorgeous! Great to get out an enjoy a nice picnic, a brisk walk, or to enjoy some outdoor time with the family. I plan on enjoying this lovely day. But in the meantime, I’m throwing a few loads of clothes in the wash. Here’s something else this wonderful weather is great for:

conserving energy

conserving energy

 A great great moment! Conserving energy and more of our pennies…

 

Saturday morning breakfast

Filed under: Cooking,family — Flickerchic @ 2:56 pm
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Homemade waffles! Yum, Yum!

Homemade waffles! Yum, Yum!

I’m so happy to be back in a place of our own. Seon got me a new waffle iron so I got up and made homemade waffles for breakfast this morning. Delicious!!! Click here for a simple waffle recipe.

More photos from our breakfast.

Dad on meat duty

Dad on meat duty

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No complaints from Dominic

No complaints from Dominic

Dominic's best friend, Eran, has no complaints either

Dominic's best friend, Eran, has no complaints either

And what does Kyndal have to say?
No complaints from me either! 
And last but not least, here’s a peek at Dad’s tray…
A waffle's just not a waffle without plenty of butter... 

 I guess this is a keeper. No more buying frozen waffles at the grocery store. Now I can make my own and freeze them. A few more pennies in our pockets and besides, they taste much better! But I’m biased! 😀