Tuesday, January 29, 2008

One more snagged meme

I snagged this one from Em's journal @ http://journals.aol.com/therealslimemmy/EmilysPurplePages/

60 Things You Possibly Didn't Know About Me:
1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
One of my sons flags
2. When was the last time you threw up?
a couple weeks ago. This infection I have had for 3 plus months was making me throw up quite a bit
3. What's your favorite curse word?
Shit, I wouldn't say favorite but it is used most lol
4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
My brother, hubby, my son
5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Writing a journal entry
7. What age would you consider to have been your favorite part of life so far?
Early twenties for sure for the fun aspect, but now is my time to shine ;)
8. Have you ever been to a strip club?
I have. I used to go dancing at this after hours club and would go the Strip club above it for a last call drink lol
9. What is the last thing you said aloud?
Really? to hubby
10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
Good ole fashioned vanilla
11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Mountain Dew my biggest vice I have. I know it is terrible for you lol
12. What are you wearing right now?
Green Victoria Secrets lounging pants and a white thermal top with green specs
13. What was the last thing you ate?
Beef soup
14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
For my daughter but not for myself this week
15. When was the last time you ran?
Going into the dome for the monster truck show
16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
Monster Truck Show lol
17. What is one thing you could totally live without doing?
Laundry. It is never done, even when it is done the next day there is more
18. Who is the last person you emailed?
My ex SIL
19. Ever go camping?
Yep every summer ;) LOVE IT
20. Do you have a tan?
I do lol permenent brown ;)
21. What is your guilty pleasure?
Would have to agree with Em and say reality shows
22. What kind of foundation do you use?
BARE MINERALS! same as Em here also  lol BUT I only wear it about once a month. I do use a powder a couple times a week. But generally all I wear is lipstick
23. Who is your cell phone service provider?
24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
When drinking alcohol I do lol
25. What did your last text message say?
It was from my daughter Lexi last week. I do not text lol
26. Are you someone's best friend?
Um yeah lol of a few people ;)
27. What are you doing tomorrow?
Running errands, picking up daughter when she gets back from her trip
28. Where is your mom right now?
Sitting at home with her hoodie and fuzzy socks on lol!
29. Look to your left, what do you see?
a cabinet that space heater sits on that just holds junk
30. What color is your watch?
31. What do you think of when you think of Australia?
AWESOME accent! and kangaroos
32. Would you consider plastic surgery?
I don't think so but opinion could chance depending on situation. My son will have it done in about a year to remove the scar from his head.
33. What is your birthstone?
A girl's best friend (so they say lol) Diamond
34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
Drive thru usually
35. How many kids do you want?
36. Do you have a dog?
Yep a Lab/Shepard his name is Romeo
37. Last person you talked to on the phone?
My brother
38. Have you met anyone famous?
I have more than one person but guess what they were so important to me that I cannot remember who lmao! Johnny Gil was one of them. Was at a party with him.
39. Any plans today?
Sit on my bum!!!
40. How many states have you lived in?
Two MN and Maryland during son's surgeries
41. Ever go to college?
Nope one of my biggest regrets. I wanted to go for Interior Design
42. Where are you right now?
in my basement
43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
This cold ass weather!
44. Last song listened to?
Listening to music right now Natasha Bedingfield
45. What do you wash first in the shower?
My goodies LMAO You asked! What a stupid term for it lol
46. Are you allergic to anything?
Refried beans
47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
Birkenstocks my black ones with white fur inside and Puma's
48. Are you jealous of anyone?
49. Sweet foods or Salty?
50. Is anyone jealous of you?
I bet there is but I don't pay attention
51. What time is it?
8:53 PM
52. Do any of your friends have children?
53. Do you eat healthy?
I try lol
54. What do you usually do during the day?
Clean, cook, take care of the kids, make tags, play games on puter, shower
55. Do you hate anyone right now?
My sister's dad if anyone, but hate is a VERY strong word. I do not even let my kids say they hate something in general. It is a negative word that doesn't need to be used to freely in my opinion!
56. Do you use the word "hello" daily?
Well yeah lol
57. Favorite time of the day?
Evening times
58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Nope sure haven't
60. How did you get one of your scars?
I had my gall bladder removed and also my rotary cuff surgery left three bumps on my right shoulder

Snagged Meme

I snagged this from Linda @ http://journals.aol.com/swmpgrly/Lostinmyownthoughts/ who snagged it from a private journal or else I would have added her link ;)


I have come to realize that my butt: Is ok I will live with it! lol

I have come to realize that when I talk:  My family pays attention and when I am yelling they run!!

I have come to realize that if I love someone:  I give 300% and love them unconditionally

I have come to realize that I need?   To take care of myself sometimes also

I have come to realize that I lost:  the patience to deal with ignorant people

I have come to realize that I hate it when:  people interupt me when I am talking

I have come to realize that if I am drunk:  I am very free spirited lmao

I have come to realize that marriage:  will never work without equal respect for one another, and trust and communication

I have come to realize that work: at home is never done ;-)

I have come to realize that I will always be: Taking care of my son into adulthood probably

I have come to realize that I like: Sit in TOTAL QUIET  now and then

I have come to realize that the last time I cried was: right before I went to have a long talk with my sister a couple weeks ago

I have come to realize that my cell phone is: is really a pain in my ass! lol

I have cometo realize that when I wake up in the morning: I would prefer to stay in bed lol

I have come to realize that before I go to sleep at night:  I need to kiss everyone I love

I have come to realize that right now I am thinking about:  My hands are really dry and I am going to put some lotion on AGAIN

I have come to realize that babies:  grow up so fast but agree with Linda's answer but I can't send em home yet lol except my grandson and newphew and I barely see my grandson so I would probably keep him around a little longer ;)

I have come to realize that when I get on Myspace: I am a NEWB! lol

I have come to realize that today I will: sit on my bum and do NOTHING!

I have come to realize that tonight I will:   Be watching American Idol

I have come to realize that tomorrow I will: Running errands and trying to stay warm

I have come to realize that working out: Working out? Huh what is that?? lmao

I have come to realize that my friends: my siblings are my best friends in the world to me

I have come to realize that the person who might post this is: Chrissie or LJ :)



Brrrrr I'm Freeezzinnggggg!


I told you all about a month and half ago that my brothers pug Chaos died. Well last night around 5:30 his other pug Buster passed away. They got the two of them as babies they were brothers and buds for life! Buster has been fighting lung cancer for about 2 years now and held on alot longer than most thought he would after his brother passed away. It is ironic that my brother and his wife got these two as a pair right before they got married and withing 2 months of them being divorced they both passed away. It is truly the end of an era.



Remember the heat wave I was talking about yesterday? Yeah well it is now almost 40 below zero again here!! And windy, last I read the winds were 30-40 MPH. OH MAN is it cold through your bones! We have space heater in basement on, fireplace going on middle level.



I bet my daughter is having a blast BUT she is 3 hours north of the cities and it is even colder there. Almost all of the activities they do are outdoor ones. I sure hope she is staying warm! Last night at 9:30 her nurse called me from up at the camp. Worried me to death at first because there was supposed to be no contact period. First thing she told me "Don't worry, Rayanna is fine" lol. She was calling because for some reason the med form that her GI doc had to fax to her school for her to be able to take her meds had the wrong dosage wrote on it. So when Ray went to get her meds last night she was supposed to take 3. She takes 3 in the morning, and 3 at night for her Ulcerative Colitis. Well the paper said 2 so her nurse had to call to check with me. At first she sounded weary of giving her the right amount because the doctor screwed up the paperwork. I told her UNLESS you want her to have a flare up there I would suggest she take the right dosage, which isthree not two!



I think everyone who reads this journal knows that I make tags and make lots of them for other people. I just realized I have NEVER one time added my own name to any tag I have made. What's up with that?? lol

My son is still coughing away and getting sicker. He did go to school today but we will see about tomorrow. I am pretty sure I have Strep throat again and may end up taking him and I to the doctor's tomorrow to get tested. We pass illnesses around this house like we are playing catch lol!

I saw two meme's I think I will go snag and do shortly here. I am not going anywhere tonight it is to damn cold! I had some errands to run but will wait until tomorrow to get them done. None of it was that important so no biggie.

I showered about an hour ago and am STILL sitting here with the towel on my head lol. Can you say lazy?? That's ok my house is spotless, laundry is done, dinner is done so I have earned the right to be lazy ALL evening ;) lol

Well I am going to snag memes and do them. I hope everyone else is staying warm!

Hugs, Robyn

Monday, January 28, 2008

A video of my son & daughter this morning leaving

I am sorry this video is of my son on the toilet, but you can only see his face and I filmed it dark. I wanted you all to hear his new "quiet talk" lol. For years when he makes noises he screams or screeches and now he has this new little voice that sounds so sweet!


Photobucket Photobucket

Monday morning question. Snagged from Swmpgrly

What is your screename?  How did you choose it?  What does it mean to you?

My screenname is NDNhunny30.


Hunny well because I think I am a hunny! lmao

30 because that was the age I was when I created the name

Happy Monday to you


Hi everyone! I thought I would sit down and do an entry while I have the time. It is FINALLY warmed up but just for today lol! It is 40 degrees here today and let me tell you after it being 20 below zero for almost a week it feels like a heatwave! We actually had our patio door open for some fresh air all afternoon. Pretty sad when 40 feels warm!

This morning at 7:30 we dropped my daughter off at a church near us and she is off to Long Lake with her whole class and two other classes in her Atrium. Her school is 5th & 6th graders only and they have 2500 students. Every year they took this 3 day trip to Long Lake where they share a cabin with about 18 other girls or boys and do a ton of cool outdoorsy type of activities. She actually earned her trip free, which usually costs 120 dollars for selling enough Sally Foster stuff at the beginning of the school year. She was proud of herself :) But I guarentee you we spent at least that buying all her supplies she needed! They have to go prepared for below zero weather and need the whole warm winter get up gear. Did you know we had a hard time finding long johns that worked for her? We finally found some thermal pajamas that work just fine.

She has been so excited for this trip all year!  Here is a list of things they will be doing from today until Wednesday.

Learn about the concepts of pH & acidity, causes and effects of acid rain

Food, water and shelter (the essential components of habitat) by an active physical game

Orientation hike

Learn Wolf calls

The basics how to not get lost in the woods

Star gazing

Cross Country skiing

Predator/Prey activities

Predator/Prey game

Predator calls

Snow shoeing

Plastic screaming, they dump your typical garbage out and learn about the wasteful habits of our throw away society

Trust games

Snow caves


Firebuilding meal. She will be partnered with one other person and the two of them together have to get thier fire going and figure out something to cook

It is about a 4 hour drive total to get where they were going. She should have arrived at around noon. I bet she is having a blast! I am so happy it warmed up for her to be gone doing so much outdoor stuff for the next couple days. They were NOT allowed to bring thier cell phones and that I didn't like! I wish they would have at least let each student let thier parents know they made it safe and sound.

As a parent there is this unnerving feeling that only another parent could understand. One time in our old house when Ray was 8 she had went to a friends around the corner to play. I told her that was the ONLY place she was to go. We left to go grocery shopping and stopped at her friends to pick her up and the mom had NO idea where my daugher or hers where? HUH? Excuse me...!!!! So for the 10 minutes it took us to find them (at the park! another block away) my heart was racing, I felt like I couldn't catch my breathe. I knew she was probably ok, but because she wasn't where I told her to be I got worried and panicky! Needless to say we found her in one piece, I hugged her and told to NEVER do that again. This same mother then told her daughter she was not allowed to play with my daughter anymore because she was Indian, and I was rude to her!? I didn't think I was rude, I was very straight forward. I am sorry when my daughter is supposed to be at YOUR house playing and I get there to pick her up and you have no idea where the hell they are did you want me to be polite to you?? I think not! lol



Lets see, what else can I talk about?

My sister called me at 10:30 this morning. She moved into this beautiful brand new executive type townhouse 3 months ago. The owners got foreclosed on and the Deputy Sheriff came to her house this morning to serve her with eviction papers! The place is beautiful, but when she moved in because of location being a rough area in North Minneapolis lots of people were worried about her. So now today she is scrambling to find a new place. I searched Craigslist for her and found a townhouse really close to mine and very similar. I think after she leaves the place she is looking at now she will be coming to see this unit. We may end up neighbors til this summer.

My son got home from school an hour ago and is getting sick. He is so hoarse! We will see how he acts tonight. He may not be going to school tomorrow. His bus driver said he didn't make a peep on the bus! Which is really unusual for him he usually has lots to say even though he doesn't talk lol

My sister and her B/F are going to LA for a week on Feb. 4th. I am considering going for a couple days because we could see our daughter also. I am not sure yet. If we go it will be a last minute planned thing so who knows right now.

Last month we got Noodles & Company for dinner. Once home and sitting down at the table to eat my hubby took a bite and had a circle piece of cardboard in his mouth! He was so mad! He found 2 others when he looked. He drove back and showed them and filed a complaint. We just got a letter yesterday that they found out it was the punchouts for thier mushrooms. How they ended up in our food bowl was beyond me. So they sent us 5 free bowls. I think we will go back tonight and see if they can get it right.

My hubby's son and his buddy have been over since Friday. They did not have school today so we will bring them home after dinner this evening. Hopefully we won't be chewing any more cardboard lol




I wanted to end this entry with a cool story from my Community newsletter for my reservation. The story is about the month of January.

As winter turned it's coldest, in January or Wi-tehi, the Hard Moon, huntingcamps turned toward home. Animals now were too difficult to catch and too lean to make the catch worth the effort. If needed, the Dakota would use dogsleds to bring home the meat and tipi through high drifts.

They came home to camp near their summer lodges and caches of stored food. Here they settled in to wait out the rest of winter. The men ice fished and caught small game, smoked pipes, and rested. Arrows were made, and bows and tools repaired.

Women took time to embroider by firelight. Elders schooled and entertained the children. There was so much to learn and remember about the animals and plants, hunting and religion, morals, and people's history.

If the hunt had not been successful and the weather was blizzardy and cold, life was very hard. Ohiyesa recalled, "We were once three days without much fire and all of this time it stormed violently." Another time "we had nothing to eat for sever days. I well remember the six small birds which constituted the breakfast for six families one morning; and then we had no dinner or supper to follow! What a relief that was to me--although I had only a small wing of a small bird for my share!"


We changed our minds and I am cooking pork chops and mashed potatoes for dinner so I should run and get dinner going now. I hope you all have a great week!

Love and Hugs, Robyn

Saturday, January 26, 2008

I have renamed AOL to.........

SOL!!!!!! Shit outta luck!

It has booted me 6 times in a row in the middle of something. The new pleasant (freaky to me lol) lady that says welcome says goodbye before she finishes saying welcome lmao! So from now on AOL is SOL to me ;) lol

Hugs, Robyn

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Brrrr it is freaking cold outside!

Good afternoon everyone. Did you know it is -22 degrees in MN right now? It really is -5 but with the wind chill it is -22. OMG Is it cold! Last night my sister, Rayanna, and I met my Aunt and daughter Lexi up at our community center on our reservation and played community bingo and had a blast! I won two stainless steel garbage cans, a really cool vanity mirror and my sister and I bingoed at the same time and each got a kite so we gave them both to my daughters. My sister also bingoed and won a $50.00 Home Depot card and a yard game and Rayanna won a flip camcorder thingie. It was the 3rd biggest prize of the night she was SO excited ;) She also won a $50.00 gift card to the local car wash but we live an hour away so she gave it to my aunt.

My daughter Lexi came home with us and will be here until Monday now ;) When bingo let out my sister went outside to pull the truck up to the door to load our goodies and her hands were bright red and she was shaking. It was so cold that when all of us walked outside within about 2 minutes all of our jackets were crunchy. I took my sisters hands and put them into mine and helped warm them up.

Now today we are all going to the Monster Truck show at the dome downtown at 7 tonight. Like I said it is 22 below right now at 2 in the afternoon so we are going to be COLDDDDDD parking downtown and walking into the dome. We are all bundling up and dreading the 10-15 minute walk from where we park. But once were inside it will be a blast! There is 7 of us going and we go every year. I love watching that show ;) The only good thing is we bought the tickets online and I printed the tickets out so we will not have to stand in the will call line. I wonder with the cold how many people will actually show up tonight. But being from Minnesota and living here my whole life we are used to this more than others. Some people would shut everything down til it warmed up but we get this every year at some point in winter. So we start are cars a bit earlier and bundle up and trudge through lol!




I am of course at peace in my heart because my daughter is here with us ;) I love that little girl so much! If only time could be erased and things could have been done differently. I know it can't ;) I am ok that it can't but it sure sounds like a nice dream!

I said a couple days ago I had a long entry coming and I really felt I wanted to write some stuff about my life but I lost the will. I planned to write some pretty personal stuff to talk about what has made me the woman I am today. I will get to it at some point but right now is not the time.

I do not speak much of my hubby besides day to day life. I have told everyone he is bi-polar and untreated. I have said that we have separated because of it two different times.  But I feel like telling you more than the minimal I have today. We definitely have our ups and downs. But like I said in a previous entry I know who I am, and I know that I have chose to deal with it and try to understand the illness and work with it because he truly is an amazing man in day to day life. His illness gets the best of him sometimes and that is where the rough spots come in.

But on a day to day basis this is a man who still after 10 and half years brushes my hair all the time, rubs and scratches my back every day, rubs my feet, brings me flowers just because, calls me baby. sweetie. ect, leaves love letters on my computer, lets me sleep late and does morning stuff so I can get enough sleep, does the laundry, cooks, cleans, changes diapers, picks the kids up when needed, tells me all the time that I am amazing, lays in bed with me and rubs my head, he will even color my hair if I do it at home, he fully supports me being me and being a woman, meaning encourages me to get my nails done, go to the spa, get my hair done, go shopping just to get myself something nice, he will even baby sit nieces and nephews of mine when needed lol. So what I am trying to say is he really is amazing man. There is obviously enough good to make up for the bad!

When our son was born we were told by the hospital social worker that he was either going to make us or break us. We promised each other the second would not happen. Has it been hard? Oh yes it has but we somehow always seem to find our way back to each other. I made a tag the other day about being comfortable in your own skin, and do you know that is is an AMAZING feeling to get that point with yourself? Once you do you are truly not afraid anymore. I am honestly not afraid of being a single mother of 3, but would obviously rather not be. Strange to think though that 10 years ago I was PETRIFIED of being a single mother to two girls. Had of known then what I know now life would have been so differently.

I have lived a lifetime of different types of abuse. Starting with my own father, then others to follow. My father committed suicide the day my mom had the courage to take him to court to terminate his parental rights. My father hurts each of us in so many different ways that it definitely has affected me all through out my adult years. I remember being relieved when I was told he had passed away, and then I remember feeling terribly guilty for feeling that way about my own dad!! I also remember my mom, my brother and I not shedding a tear at the funeral because I remember vividly the first thought that went through my head the day I was told he had died which was..."Thank god it's finally over!". I am pretty sure I was one of many who felt that way that day. I was conceived by my father breaking into my moms place and raping her. I had a hard time dealing with that for many years.

Now that I am a grown woman and I look back I sometimes still get SO ANGRY with my father for taking his life. To me that was the easy way out so he didn't have to face what he had done to so many people! He abused not only the three of us but also his sister and last I heard about 5 years ago she was an alcoholic and going to a therapist a couple times a week and still was haunted by what he had done to her. I could have lived my life that way but I chose not to! I faced all of my abuse head on when I was younger and it was one of the hardest things I ever did! It was going to make me or break me and guess what? It made me ;) And I am proud of who I am, I am proud of the person I am able to offer as a friend to people, and as a lover, and as a mother. I finally understand what is truly meant by "What don't kill you makes you stronger".


I didn't plan to go into such detail in this entry but somehow did any ways. This is just the beginning of alot of things I want to talk about but I am not going to finish it right now. I need to get in the shower so my hair will be almost dry at 6 lol! It takes about 7 hours for my hair to completely air dry. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Love you and hugs, Robyn


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Love is......


"What does love mean?"

A group of professional people posed this question to a group
of 4 to 8-year-olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they 
got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. 
See what you think:

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and 
paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her 
all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. 
That's love."
Rebecca - age 8

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is 
different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth."
Billy - age 4

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving 
cologne and they go out and smell each other."
Karl - age 5

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your 
French fries without making them give you any of theirs."
Chrissy - age 6

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."
Terri - age 4

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a 
sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK."
Danny - age 7

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop 
opening presents and listen."
Bobby - age 5

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a 
friend whom you hate."
Nikka - age 6

"There are two kinds of love. Our love. God's love.
But God makes both kinds of them."
Jenny - age 4

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears 
it everyday."
Noelle - age 7

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are 
still friends even after they know each other so well."
Tommy - age 6

"My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else 
kissing me to sleep at night."
Clare - Age 5

"Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken." 
Elaine -age 5

"Love is when mommy sees daddy smelly and sweaty and still says 
he is handsomer than Robert Redford."
Chris - age 8

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him 
alone all day."
Mary Ann - age 4

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her 
old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."
Lauren - age 4

"I let my big sister pick on me because my Mom says she only 
picks on me because she loves me. So I pick on my baby sister 
because I love her."
Bethany - age 4

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and 
little stars come out of you."
Karen - age 7

"Love is when mommy sees daddy on the toilet and she doesn't 
think it's gross."
Mark - age 6

"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. 
But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget."
Jessica - age 8


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Link to my SIL's clay creations ;) Go check it out....

Hiya everyone my sister in law left a link of more pictures of clay presents she made for Christmas for everyone. I cannot seem to get the slideshow to work here so I will just leave a link directly to the pics. Go check them out she does amazing work ;) She is so creative with the way she uses different techniques. Thanks Ally for the link and sharing these pics with all my journal buddies ;) Love you chica! Robyn



Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Randomness in fives

Hi everyone this entry is going to be kinda strange lol! BUT if any of you think it is cool try doing the same in your journal and let me know so I can come see your answers and pics ;)

I am going to write five random and  I mean really random quirks about myself......

1. I take hormones because I have not had a regular period in over 9 years. The hormones make a couple really annoying hairs grow under my chin that I tweeze regular lol! I told me hubby and kids to PROMISE me when I am old that they will make sure to never let it grow and to pluck them lmao


2. I make my kids and hubby tell me and each other we love each other when someone is leaving the house. You never know if it could be the last time.


3. In my house if someone sneezes it is rude to not say "Bless you"


4. I cannot say dyslexia it sounds like this everytime even when I try to say it right lol... Dickslexia. No LIE! lmao


5.I plan to open a tanning salon someday in the nearer than later future


Now I am going to go into my photobucket and find 5 totally random pictures to share.

This is what we do to waste time waiting at doctors offices for my son lmao. It was a family effort ;)

Sticker on the back of my truck

Long hair and pregnant with my son lol no idea what myself, Ray, or my dog were doing but we seem busy lol

My hand a year and a half ago lol


Not sure if I like sharing my toes on the internet, but it was a strange picture that stood out in my album lmao so my toes a year and a half ago ;) Love the pink on my toes lol

Five Random things I cannot live without.....(Not your kids, spouses, pets, ect) Weird stuff.....


2.Dice and cards to play games


4.scrunchie or hair tie


Five random ingredients I could not live without in the kitchen.......

1. Lowrys seasoning salt

2. Honey

3. Worchestire Sauce

4. Bella mushrooms

5.Olive oil

Five kitchen items I admit to using in my kitchen......

1.Magic Bullet (I LOVE IT!)

2. George Foreman grill

3.Wolfgang Puck oven (It has many many purposes in my kitchen)

4.Press and Seal

5. Plinx (the disposal air freshener lol)

Five most important traits in a friend.....



3.Down to earth

4.Able to speak mind

5. Nonjudgemental

My Five biggest turn off's in people......


2.Spoiled (I mean the bratty, turn their nose up at you type of spoiled lol)

3.Ego is to big. To in love with themselves to even notice what is going on around them!

4. People that overtalk you and answer the questions THEY asked you for you. Because they know everything and no matter WHAT you say they have a better story or know what your talking about. It's like why can't you just shut up and listen to something other than your own voice once? Or just say "I am sorry that you sick today" instead of telling me that your toe hurts also so you know what I mean?

You can see this one bothers me lmao! I bet we all know the person I am talking about if what I typed made sense lol

5.Distance, meaning afraid to hug someone or sit close to someone. Someone who shys away from physical contact.

Five things I want to do before I die.....(again the random things, not the family, friends, stuff)

1. Travel the USA in an RV

2.Walk barefoot on a tropical island

3.Get a tattoo

4. Go to Jamaica with my whole and I mean whole family including in laws ;)

5.Buy and restore and sell old pieces of furniture you can find cheap at garage sales, craigslist, thrift stores, ect

Well I think I will end this now and see if anyone else plays along. Hope you enjoyed my 5 randoms of randomness lol

Hugs, Robyn




Beauty is.....


Hi everyone I just wanted to share a poem my daughter had to write for school. I absolutely love it! She wrote all of this from her own feelings about life. She is a sweetheart. It makes me feel great to know that I must be doing something right because her eyes see beauty exactly as I have tried to teach her for 11 years! I think about all the material stuff she could have wrote, like her PSP or laptop or Nintendo DS, or clothes, ect. But not one thing in this poem is materialistic. I am so proud of her :)

Beauty is.......By Rayanna

My mom when she says "I love you sweetie"

Babies when they giggle at you

When my little brother gives me a hug, without having a fit

My sister and I riding the fourwheeler together

My grandma's tator tot hotdish right out of the oven

My aunt when she is happy

Sand from the beaches running through my toes

Sitting and watching the sunset set on a perfect fall night (This is her favorite season)

The waves in the ocean going up and down all day long

Stars sparkling up in the sky at night

Hearing, seeing, feeling and smelling nature on an early morning walk

Lightning filling the sky with a light as bright as the sun

Thunder rattling the windows at 7PM

Fall when all the leaves are changing colors

The smell of wood in a newly built cabin

Mist coming off of the lakes on a cold fall morning

That's what beauty is to me!

Hugs, Robyn

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Thoughts for 2007

 Number 10
 Life is sexually transmitted.
 Number 9
 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

 Number 8
Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an
 erection, make him a sandwich.
Number 7
 Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to
 use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

 Number 6
 Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but
 you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.
Number 5
 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying
 of nothing.

 Number 4
 All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention
to criticism.
Number 3
 Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200.00 and a substantial tax
 cut saves you $0.30?

Number 2
 In the '60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world
 is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
 We know exactly where one cow with Mad-cow-disease is located among
 the millions and millions of cows in America, but we haven't got a
 clue as to where thousands of illegal immigrants and terrorists are
located.  Maybe we should put the Department of Agriculture in charge
 of immigration.
And the BONUS thought for today
"Life is like a jar of jalapeƱos.  What you do today might burn your
 ass tomorrow."

Hugs, Robyn

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Recap of New Year's Eve

Welcome to 2008 everyone ;) Last night we had a blast here! Would you believe I made about 140 jello shots and they all got ate? It was a very laid back night. Lots of people but mellow. We all took turns singing karoake and playing the Wii bowling. Otherwise we talked, laughed and laughed some more.

About 20 minutes before the ball drop we all stood in a circle and I had everyone say 1 thing they were happy about for 2007. We got heart felt answers and funny answers. It really was a fun night. What is better than all of your best friends and family all sharing the coming of a new year together under one roof?

Let's see highlights of the night.....

1. My hubbies friend brought his 180 pound BABY great dane over. His name is Kool and man is he cool! He made my almost 100 pound dog look tiny. You will see in one of the pictures our buddy protecting himself because this dog was so big his tail hit just where it counts and it happened randomly through out the night to every man in my house! lol

2. MY DAUGHTER LEXI BEING WITH US :)!! Nothing better than that! I love her so much.

3. All of us eating a disgusting amount of jello shots lmao

4. Cheering in the new year with a glass of Asti Gionelli

5. Teasing each other. All of us randomly giving each other crap about something or another.

6. All of my siblings and in laws here period

7. Watching my hubbies buddy try to play Get on the Mic and rap. HE CAN'T!!!!! lmao

8. Watching my brother sing as loud as he can and still sound good to Frank Sinatra's New York, New York.

9. Watching my hubby and sister's b/f try to get her into a cab at 4 AM.

10. Watching our neighbors directly across from us having a party about the same size playing Wii bowling lol!

11. Seeing our buddy who fell 38 feet onto a highway about 4 months ago WALK! He was told he never would again. Yet he is and is determined to prove them wrong. He said I have a 2 year old when the docs told me I would never walk again I told them watch me! So awesome!

12. Meeting another long time friend of our's new girlfriend. IT is ABOUT time he had a great lady in his life. She is a RIOT! She is the little blond in the pictures. She saw my sister's new boobs and said " I am an A cup, I want those!", then proceeded to tell her B/F "you better get a better job because I am getting those boobs" lol

13. Watching my kids be so happy!

14. Watching my daughter fart because she was laughing so hard ;) (she is probably going to have a fit when she sees I put that in my journal lmao) Love you sweetie ;)

15. Taking a shot of Yaeg. It is a bad highlight the stuff is nasty!

There was really so many but you get the idea;) We had a blast. My SIL (thank you!!) gave me 2 vitamin B12's around 3 AM and said it was supposed to help with a hangover. Would you believe I am the only one who woke up after about 4 hours sleep and felt great? I have been running all day. But my house is spotless again, I dropped my daughter off and two other buddies, and brought my sister her truck.

My daughter Alexis was here for a week and it was amazing. Words cannot explain what it felt like to have her here with us. She belongs here, she fits here if that makes any sense. I will never take her from my Aunt that I do know. Yet when she is here it feels like she always has been and was never gone. I look into her eyes and I see me. I look into her eyes and I can feel all the way in the bottom of my heart just how much I love her and have missed her. Like I said before she was my missing piece. I truly do not feel like there is anything else I need in my life because she completed my heart.

It is 2 degrees here right now and supposed to be about 10 below by the middle of the night. My daughter is going to freeze going to the bus in the morning. I think we may all end up going to bed early tonight. It has been a LONG week.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year's!

Love you and hugs, Robyn