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  • Smuckers Uncrustables.....
    on Feb 11, 2011
    It's ironic that my kids all hate to buy their lunches from school considering that my mother in law is the cafeteria manager at one of the middle schools, my aunt in law is a cafeteria worker at the elementary school here in the town that we live in...
  • Baking
    on Feb 11, 2011
    I have not baked in over a month, mainly because we have been moving so much. I made sure that when we moved here that I would have access to all of my baking stuff and now is a big weekend for me.There are actually more birthdays but I am only going...
  • Unproductive
    on Feb 11, 2011
    I have every intention of being productive this morning. I did manage to pack lunches, get kids to school, make the beds, put away laundry, feed the dog, check facebook, check out some ways to make money with my blog but I wanted to get more done. I...
  • on Feb 10, 2011
    No this is not my own foot but what I am scared of. Let me just say that I am a total clutz and why my husband does not have insurance on me, I have no idea since I create more doctor bills than a toddler. So yesterday there was sleet everywhere. I w...
  • Farm Thoughts
    on Feb 10, 2011
    I know I went on the other day about how I wanted to be closer to my family but the thing that has been on my mind more than that is farming. I know that sounds crazy but it's true. I wish we were living at our own place where we could start tilling...
  • Back To Your Roots
    on Feb 8, 2011
    Lately I've been thinking a lot. It might have to do with the fact that our current situation is less than appealing. No one wants to live with their parents and living with you inlaws is that much more of a stressful situation. It does bother my hus...
  • Randomness....What Goes On In My Head At One Time
    on Feb 8, 2011
    I love my husband. I know we all say that but I really love my husband. I say that because he gets me, he understands me and most of all he understands a language that is foreign to the world called "Joni Speak". He will always joke and tell me "I ge...
  • It's Your Mouth
    on Feb 2, 2011
    My husband's son lives with us full-time. He is going to be in middle school next year. He is not the oldest or the youngest but right in the middle in terms of our blended family. I know that he is probably testing his boundries and I understand tha...
  • on Feb 1, 2011
    We live in the great state of Texas where you can be sure to count on two things: summers that make you feel like you are in hell and ice in the months of January or February. Last year we had the most snowfall we had ever seen in 50 years and today...
  • And You Wonder Why People Stay Sick...
    on Jan 31, 2011
    I have lived in Texas my entire life. I know that the weather is unpredictable and like the people who live in this great state, the weather also does things in a big way. I have no idea what the weather is like outside right now. Someone on facebook...
  • Is It Winter?
    on Jan 30, 2011
    I live in Texas and the saying goes if you don't like the weather stay a day, it will change. Today I am sitting in the house in shorts, a tank top, flip flops and the windows open. It is almost 80 degrees BUT Tuesday the high will be in the LOW 20s...
  • Can You Put A Price On Responsibility
    on Jan 20, 2011
    Our son, Bryan, plays the clarinet in his school band. He chose the clarinet because Squidward on Sponge Bob plays a clarinet. I tried to get him to play the drums because of all the appliances he has in his mouth but he was presistant so we agreed.
  • Inspiration Based On Others
    on Jan 19, 2011
    I come from a family of blue collar workers. To this day they still are. My dad is a farmer, my mom works landscaping at the golf course where they live, my brother works oil and gas, my grandfather was a carpenter and the list goes on and on. I grew...
  • A What A Rainy Day For Moving
    on Jan 16, 2011
    The moving process began yesterday. Today JT and I went to the house to pack and move more of our stuff, like the rest of our bathroom stuff and our clothes. My SUV was packe down with our stuff.I have to thank my mother in law for all the boxes and...
  • Day 1 of the move and I already miss my Internet
    on Jan 15, 2011
    Where the inlaws live there is only 2 forms of Internet. You can get the mobile internet thing, which we have at the other house, or you can use satellite internet which sucks. I am going to miss my old Internet with AT&T where I don't have to ha...
  • It's Time To Move
    on Jan 14, 2011
    If there is one thing I hate to do it is move. I hate the packing, the going through things, the wrapping to try to ensure things don't break, figuring out where and when to move them and in what order and in this case, determine if we will be using...
  • You Can NOT Have My Joy
    on Jan 13, 2011
    This morning has been a little rough for me. It actually started last night but I know this is the devil trying his best to try and take my joy. I love my job. I never thought I would be one who enjoyed working with kids but I love being there. I don...
  • All The People Ya Gotta Love
    on Jan 13, 2011
    One of the things that we always do when we go to my mom's is ride the dirt bikes and 4 wheelers. Here is Bryan riding on the back of the small 4 wheeler with Nick.This is my neice Bailey. She is JT's brother's  daughter. We don't get to se...
  • Christmas 2010
    on Jan 13, 2011
    So yes I am very far behind on posting but today I am determined to get caught up. Holidays in a blended family is always a challenge.This year was not our year to have the kids for Christmas but we enjoyed our Christmas together anyway. We had Chris...
  • Twiggy Turns 2
    on Jan 13, 2011
    I swear I love my niece just like she was my own kid. I guess maybe because I get to spoil her and then send her on her way. Twiggy's actual birthday is December 31st but we celebrated her birthday on the 1st.She love my mom so much. After opening he...