Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I'm Moving To Outer Space.....

As I get older, it has come to my attention that something isn't the same as it used to be. Or at least in the same place. My face seems to be.....um......slipping.

You can call it wrinkles. I prefer to call it slipping. Somebody has to take the blame. Not me.

I mean, after all, if my face doesn't want to....um......stay on my face whose fault is that? So how come wrinkles don't fall so far that your face actually falls off your head, huh? I'll bet your hair holds it on. But, if that's the case, then how come bald men still have their face on?

Really, it's the gravity, people. It couldn't possibly be from the fact that I am getting older, right? It's not the wrinkles that are to blame, they're just sitting there minding their own business. It's the gravity.

So I'm moving to outer space. But before I go, I'm going to try something else first.

Personally, I think that I look younger upside down.

So, from now on, I am going to be walking around like this.......

......so if you're looking for me, I'll be rockin' it upside down......

Monday, June 28, 2010

Our Shade-Sportin' Stalkers!

As promised... last week...

When I showed you MY new pink shades...

I promised that if you sent me YOUR photo of YOU wearing your favorite SHADES, it would be posted for all the world our viewers to see!!!

So drumroll please...

without further ado...

ROBIN shot me a shot, similar to mine....
while driving down the road!

Mimi sent me a great shot of her and her family...
and even got AGENT to wear his shades.
See, we can even get men to sport shades for our blog.
Now where's the rest of our male viewers???

STEPH sported her shades out on the water...
LUCKY GIRL! Can I come next time???

Tarah showed us her shades AND her gum while driving down the road...
ON VACATION! Again, so jealous!!

I hope you brought enough gum for everyone, TARAH!

Miti and her little sweetheart posed for us...
Lovin' those self-proclaimed J-Lo shades, Miti! They look fabulous on ya, Girl!

Trish shared the spotlight with her BFF!
Love this shot, Trish. I can't think of a better way to enjoy the blue waters!!!

Leslie sent me a picture in her WHITE shades! I really, really like them.
White was my next choice from my pink shades!

And my daughter Riley even sported her shades for me. I asked her to put them ON her face, but she said, "But they look cuter on me this way?!" ...and so we left 'em.
Hey, she's still sportin' them!!

AND last but not least...

This little gal came to visit me at work last week. Her owner had her soooo decked out, I just kept grinning at her. She said "Oh you know you wanna take a picture!" So I pulled out my cell-cam and got this darling photo. I figured it was just perfect for this post! Ain't she darlin?

Now get out there and enjoy that beautiful sunshine in YOUR shades!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Had To Laugh...

I had to laugh because here I sent out an SOS for the 5 Moms...

Then I went all MIA!


I keep saying...
"When this ends my schedule will clear"
"When this event is over I will be able to breathe again"
"When Summer gets here my schedule will lighten up a bit"

Who am I kidding?
I have three very active kids...
We are forever on the move!

I'm Living Life in the Fast Lane for the next 14 years!

Did I just Type that Aloud?

Some Body Pull me over!

Waving the White Flag!

Taking it All In because the next 15 years are going to Fly by!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Eh is EHNUFF....

So, your travelin to Canada...Eh ?

So your family likes saying Eh....Eh?

Everytime someone asks me a question in my family they say Eh which is fine if we are speaking to someone who is Canadian but now, I'm not sure we will ever get rid of it....{Eh}!

Seriously...this is what we have encountered so far:

"So, you like muffins Eh"!! Um yeah...we love muffins...thanks for asking!

"So, you like huffin and puffin Eh"!! (As said while we were on a trail) and YES, I was huffin and puffin!

"So you like goofy hats...Eh" Yes, we love silly hats....

So what do I do with the Eh? Do we keep it? I'm really starting to love it..Eh!

Till next time...


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bumps, And Aches, And Bruises, Oh My!

I get annoyed when I hurt myself. I really do. If I bump into something hard enough that it hurts, it annoys me. It not only annoys me, it has the potential to greatly irritate me....not to mention it might even hurt my feelings.

I think it's because I feel it's unnecessary. After all, it's not like I'm walking down the hall and all of a sudden the wall jumps out and deliberately gets in my way. It's not as if I am standing in the kitchen and the cupboard or drawer suddenly attacks me.

It just feels that way sometimes.

I have lived in this house a long time. I know where the walls are. I know where the corners and edges are. Still, I manage to hurt myself.

I can walk and turn the corner........and the corner has moved. All of a sudden, the wall is three feet longer than it used to be, which means the corner is now in my way. That is the only explanation.

The cupboards and drawers conspire against me. The walls move, the floors become uneven all of a sudden, the stairs are like a roller coaster ride.

What other explanation is there? It's either them, or me.

And if it's me, then it's my fault, and thus I can prevent it. Only, I don't.

I cut corners as I'm going from room to room. I don't walk, I rush.

I pile a laundry basket about five feet high and then try to carry the thing down the stairs, carefully feeling for each step in front of me as I can't see where I'm going.....I am just an accident looking for a place to happen.

I take it as a personal insult if the phone rings more than once. I like to see how quickly I can answer the phone, even if it means I have to bodily launch myself into the air, leaping over dogs and people alike to get to it. Because I have to answer it first, of course.

I leave cupboard doors open, bend down to pick up something that fell out of the cupboard, and then bump my head on the cupboard door. I burn my fingers in the oven, slam my fingers in the drawers, and all in all just manage to injure myself.

Annoying, but true. And now, if you will excuse me, I have to go bump into something on my way to somewhere. Thank you.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Show Me Your Shades!!!

Okay, I'm a huge SUMMER fan!
I love, love, love SUMMER!
I love the beaches, the pools, the water, the not-being-cold-and-covered-in-goosebumps-24/7.
I'm just a summer kinda gal!
I also love sunglasses! A couple of years back, I found a bright pink pair and wore them til I wore them OUT! So I've been on a mission to find my NEW pink shades for over a year now. And this past weekend, while on a roadtrip, I FOUND THEM!!!!

My new pink shades!

So I was wondering...
What kinda SHADES do y'all wear?

If y'all will take one of these totally random cell-phone shots of YOU in your favorite SHADES and email them to me at ericastoybox@yahoo.com, I'll be including them in NEXT Monday's post: Our Shade-Sportin' Stalkers!

So hurry it up! Snap a quick shot of you in your shades and send it my way!
Let's see how many of our viewers are daring enough to let me post their shade-mug shots!

Do it today! Don't delay! =0)

Monday, June 14, 2010

I'm Gonna Make You Sing It!!!!

Look what WE got to see last week!!!

And you know EACH and EVERY ONE OF YOU is now gonna have that song stuck in your heads.

"Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner...."

Go ahead Gals (& Guys), sing it to me!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Am I Crazy?

I am always afraid to change the sheets on our beds...
But I try to do it every other week.
The day I change the sheets one of the three kids will have a bloody nose that night
or Stunt Man will have an accident.

Are you kidding me?
Back into the washer...
Makes me Crazy.

The other day my van started making noises...
I mean driving down the road for 10 minutes still making noises...
I get 2 blocks from my mechanics shop & the noise stops.
I pick him up & drive around only for it to purr like a kitten.

Are you kidding me?
I know he thinks I am Crazy!

We have been teaching Angel new tricks.
She is a very smart dog...
The other day I taught her to play dead.
I call Agent in the room & tell her to play dead...
She looks at me like I have three heads
Of course does not play dead.

Are you kidding me?
Come on...Throw me a bone here.
Now Agent thinks I am Crazy with three heads too!

Please tell me I am not Crazy...
Things like this happen to you too...Right?

Trying to find Sanity,

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Good Way to Spend Summer List

There's 104 days of summer vacation then school comes along just to end it....

Oh yeah, that catchy little tune has recently been engraved into my brain thanks to a certain little someone.   And although we won't be giving any monkeys a hot shower..

or climbing up the Eiffel Tower (bummer), I'm pretty sure that our summer won't be wasted away (unless...someone wants to take me to Margaritaville and help me search for a lost shaker of salt, but that wouldn't be a waste, would it???).  Sounds like I DO have summer on the brain.  So what's a girl (and a boy) to do all summer long????

1.   Wonder how can I make the MOST of it (in true Phineas and Ferb spirit)

2.    I could unplug the TV during the day and enjoy the sunshine with Mason.

3.    Drive myself CRAZY and take him to Cheeky Judges (aka Chuck E. Cheeses).

4.    Wonder WHY did I follow through with #3...

5.    Rest after winning (just barely) the excruciating Battle at Chuck's.

6.    Take a deep breath and continue on with our little summer vacation staycation.

7.    Make the world go round by taking my BIG BOTTOM self to the gym.  (Alright what's up with all song references???)

8.    Think like The Little Engine That Could and say, "I think I can!  I think I can!"

9.    Dream about the buns of steel that will never be.

10.  Continue with Zumba just because I LOVE IT!

11.  Take Mason for some swimming lessons.

12.   Figure out how I'm gonna be "right there" for Mason and not drown myself.

13.   Survive Mason's swimming lessons (I hope).

14.   Enjoy time with my family from Costa Rica.  (Note to self:  they are coming to you, not vise versa :o(

15.   Watch lots and lots of Phineas and Ferb (on a rainy day of course).

16.    Wonder how Phineas and Ferb give a real life monkey a hot shower with such ease while I struggle with a so-called monkey of my own.

17.   Try to remember how to blog.

18.    Become an American Costa Rican Picker by picking someone else's trash for some treasures, followed by picking strawberries.  We'll just make a day of it.  Why not????

19.    Get robbed by someone named Carmike and take Mason to see Toy Story III and be glad I did.

20.   Wonder where the time goes.  Summer's going by so fast!

21.   Be happy that the end of summer is drawing near.  After all, the end of summer brings the beginning of a brand spankin' new home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22.   Score on more awesome deals at my favorite home improvement store, LOWES.
        Current savings so far.... $436 on 5 light fixtures  CHA CHING!!!!

23.   Wait anxiously for MOVING DAY!!!!

24.    Jump for JOY cause it's MOVING Day!!!!!

25.    Fall in love with our new playroom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

26.    Give thanks to God for all He has given me and my family ♥.

What's on your summer list?

Yours (truly).

Mama's Losin' It
Need some blog inspiration?  Visit Mama Kat for some motivational prompts.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Ya know, I was thinking...

...What if all food was invisible. There'd be a lot fewer stains on my kids' clothing. Heck, there'd be a lot fewer stains on my own clothing. Say for instance the pair of ivory slacks that I wore to work last Thursday, and unknowingly dropped a crumb of my Snickers bar onto them. An hour later, NICE chocolate stain right between my thighs. I was so proud! NOT.

... If all clothing was invisible, we wouldn't even have to WORRY about stains, would we? Oh wait, if clothing was invisible, what would be the point of wearing it? Well, I guess it would still be SUPPORTIVE even if invisible, right? Oh nevermind.

... What if instead we had all clothing made of PLASTIC! Yea, plastic... cuz then you could just wipe off ANYTHING that fell on it. Liquids wouldn't set in, they'd just bead right off. Yep, plastic is the fabric of the future.

... But if all clothing was made of plastic, imagine how sticky things could get when you start to sweat?! Or imagine how noisy it might be as you try to slip quietly into a meeting or conference or church service?

... Maybe we should just make stains POPULAR! Like the more stains you have, the COOLER and HIPPER you are! Afterall, the youngest of the young are doing it!

I'm bored.


Friday, June 4, 2010

Sending Out An SOS!

I am officially sending out an SOS for our 5 Moms.

They said they would BRB...but I haven't seen them in a while.

Apparently some of them have gone MIA!

This is no LOL matter!

Someone call 911...

or if you know the 411 on their where abouts you can share it in the comments below.

Thanks for your help!

One of the MIA Moms!

BTW...I am having a Giveaway at my blog today...come see!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Do You Know Where Your Purse Has Been Lately?

I have a "thing" about putting my purse on a public bathroom floor. Yes, I did just decide to do a post on the floors of a public restroom. After all, it's not like you've never been in one, right?

They can be as clean and immaculate looking as I've ever seen and I still wouldn't want to eat off that floor.

So recently, my purse accidentally fell off the hook and landed on the floor of the public restroom. (Hmmmmm, I wonder how many times I can say "public restroom" in one post?)

O.k., follow me here. Your purse sits on the floor of a public restroom (ha!) and then you bring it home and place it on your kitchen table......that you eat on. Or on your kitchen counter.....that you prepare food on.

Can you say "ewwwww!"

I just have a "thing" about that. Also, usually the first thing that someone does when they come into your home to visit is to deposit their purse. Whenever people come into my home, at some point, their purse usually winds up on my kitchen counter.

Now, think about it. Where do people set their purses? On the floor next to them when they're out somewhere, or on the floor of the car? The floor of the restroom? In the car trunk? On the grass next to them in the park? Sometimes they hang it over the back of a chair but not always.

I would not walk on my kitchen counters, and yet in a sense we're "walking" on them when you put our purse on them (if our purse has been on the floor).

O.k., I will stop my public service announcement and leave you all to ponder where your purse has been lately. You're welcome.