Monday, April 28, 2008

I actually won something!!!

Granted it was a coupon for yogurt, but it's something my daughter loves!!!! It was through lifestyles bloggy giveaways, ( and through the blog But I WON!!!! (or would that be my dauther won?!)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Happy Birthday

Yesterday my first born turned....... 12!!!! Where does the time go? I seems like just yesterday I was a scared out of my mind first time mom trying to figure out what to do with a wrinkly crying baby. And now I still feel like a first time mom when it comes to trying to figure out what to do with a freaking 'tween! You would think she's 16 not 12! Look up 'tude and you'll probably find her picture. But if you ask her she'd don't have an attitude. Yeah Right!!! I do feel like more is expected of her because she is the oldest and 'example setter' so I do try to cut her some slack. She's does very good in school. Well if you scratch out her two suspensions she's gotten this year. And she's still alive to tell about them!! Granted she didn't start them, but sheesh girl. Now I know where my gray hairs are coming from. She's very athletic and has recently had interest in soccer and basketball. She did very good for her first time playing either. Especially b-ball considering she was the only girl on the team. I kid her sometimes and tell her she's my boy I never had...LOL!
Happy Birthday baby girl. I love you so much!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Take This Job and ....

shove it Cause I ain't working (t)here no more.....

Yippy!!! Granted I didn't say those exact words, but nevertheless I'm only working one job again!!!! Oh I'm so happy. I was off work Tues. night, called in last night and it was so wonderful being at home with the family. I can't wait to tell my girls. Their on spring break this week so they have been staying here there and everywhere. I just want to scream "I Quit" from the roof tops.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


That, my friends, is the number of tickets wrote in the "Taking back our highways 50/4" campaign. Here's a breakdown of some of them:

  • 1254 for speeding
  • 18 driving under the influence
  • 847 no seatblets or child restraints
  • 53 following too close
  • 21 improper lane change
  • 681 no insurance
  • 237 drivers without license

There were also 63 non-traffic arrest made. These could have been for warrents. Acutal reasoning was not specified.

Luckly, sign of relief, I was not one of the above statistics and neither was my hubby. I did see my share of states along the roadways. I also saw plently of traffic stops along the way too. I actually did hear of a guy getting a ticket for doing 56 in a 55! Oy! A lot were given out around schools zones also. A few that I've heard about I'd be one to argue it and probably get myself in more trouble.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Oh Shit!!!

"Take Back Our Highways 50-4"

I understand that doesn't mean anything to anyone but let me explain. Here in my little down we are ranked 2nd or 3rd in the state for the most fatal wrecks. Not something to be proud of I understand. So now our beloved State Troopers are having another campaign where they bring in about 50 extra troopers and crack down on speeders and whatnot, setting up check-points and all that jazz. This last for4 days. Here in lies the Oh Shit!!! Why, well honestly, I'm a speed demon at times. Well if speed demon means about 5 mph over the posted limit, sometimes 10 mph over on the interstate. Now I don't speed in school zones or downtown, but I tend to go a little fast on the interstate or long stright rural roads. And guess what area they are focusing on... rural roads. They are saying they will pull you over for 1 mph over. Shit, shit shit!! I think my speed thingy is off a couple of mph anyway. Hmmmm.... I think I'll keep my fingers crossed and my damn foot off the pedal!!! I'm already paying on a couple of tickets my dear sweet hubby went and got! Wish me luck, I'm gonna need it. :(

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Another year older

Well as of this past weekend my middle born child decided to go an have a birthday. Now why in the hell did she have to do that? Doesn't she realize that only makes me older too??? OK In all fairness, she has been a joy in my life. Knock on wood she's hasn't given me too many near heart attacks (YET), she's not boy crazy yet, but she has drug me to a couple of seasons of sports so far. This year she has decided to branch out and try soccer. I guess she's had enough of standing on the sidelines cheering! I'm excited to see how she's does because honestly she's pretty graceful at time. Now as soon as I can curb some annoying habits she's developed it will be all good. To my little girl, I wish you for you to experience all the life has to offer and have the opportunity to do all that your heart shall seek for you. I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as your living, my baby you'll be!! Happy Birthday Bug!!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Is this really necessary?

Yes this was actually posted in a restroom at a hospital. I mean if you are 500 lbs. I don't think your gonna fit into the stall that this sign accompanied! But I guess stranger things have happened!

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Runaway Train

Well we are now a family of 7. The punks are enrolled in school. Now we have 2 different schools to deal with for now. Long story on that part. Now to work on the insurance part of the whole ordeal, especially with oldest being diabetic.
Can I just say that I'm soooo overwhelmed? Well I am. I don't know what to do or where to turn next. Between the changes, health issues, and family (in-laws) I don't know which end is up anymore. And for some unknowingly reason I just have this eerie feeling that there's more unsettling things ahead of me. What is it? Hell if I know. There's a number of things it could possibly be. Do I want to list them, no not really. Wouldn't want to "jinks" myself. I just can't shake this sinking feeling that I've got. Can't really explain it to anyone either. Urgh!!! I've never been one to run from things. But right now I really just want to run. I want to run from everything! I want to quit my jobs. I don't want any responsibility for anyone. I want to run far far away and hide. I just want to be left alone. Or just scream my head off. WHY???? I wish I knew why. Can't blame it on anything at the home front. It's all good there. It's probably just me being screwy as always. Just looking for answers to the endless questions, and for some reason the answers never come. And when they do it's always too little too late. It's one of those I wish I known then what I know now type of situations that I always seem to find my self in. Oh well, that's life isn't it!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Look what I did

Yes I got my belly button picered. And yes it hurt like hell. Why? Well the needle and the post were two different sizes. Unfortunately it was the post that was larger. So needless to say, it had to be forced through! I'm happy with it. It was worth it. My two oldest daughters were with me for the experience. I'm still not exactly sure of what they were thinking, but I did get "That was cool!" Well at least I can say that at one moment in my tween daughters life I did something cool. Who knows when the next time that will ever happen?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Not exactly what I meant

When I decided on the "Just Gimme Five" name for this blog, in my head I was meaning, of course, something along the lines of a five minute break. Well I guess things happen for a reason, because as of tonight, around 10:30 to be exactly, I will have a total of five punks in my care. Yes you read that right, five. I guess sometime or another I will have to come up with names for them for the purpose of griping talking about them here. It will probably be something creative like punk 1, punk 2, or could be thing 1, thing 2. Yeah creative right? Oh Lord help me!!! Honestly, between you and me, how am I gonna handle it?? 16, 12, 12, 8, and almost 4 are their ages, and of course all girls. My poor hubby, bull, poor me!!
Speaking of hubby, he's been given me handfuls to deal with too. Last week he went into the hospital because of possible heart attack. Well luckily no heart attack. He was ekg'ed, blood draws a million and one times, pressure checks, and had an arteriogram(sp?) done. Found out today doc is worried still and is gonna put a "loop" in to monitor things. Ugh! So we have his health problems, and 16 is type 1 diabetic, so we have to get her straightened out. To put it nicely her environment wasn't the best so there's a lot to straighten. Re-read the post about the stupid tattoo!
In other family news, my sister-in-law had her 7th child last week as well. A healthy baby boy!! But of course all good news come with bad, her 4 born child was also diagnosed as type 1 diabetic and is still currently in the hospital. GET WELL SOON B!!!
How much more can a person handle? The good, the bad, the ugly. I would like to place my order now for more good!! And more patience, a lot more patience.