Dear Mr. Winter

I know that less than 6 months ago I was complaining that I was sick of sweating and ready for the cold weather to arrive.  I absolutely hate being hot.  One can always put more stuff on to get warm…running around naked still doesn’t cool one off…nor would I like to see some people naked.

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Enough said?
This is our second winter in the northern hemisphere.  We came from a place where the swimming pool was a daily activity for like 9 months of the year.

Last year it snowed but only stuck once and melted within a couple of days.  This year I don’t think there has been a day that I have looked outside and there hasn’t been some form of what resembles snow lurking around. snow neighborhood winter 2016 For the last week my yard has been a solid white blanket.  And yes I think it’s beautiful and I am not complaining about it because it would take years of this kind of weather to replace what the drought has taken away.

The photo to the left is a picture I took from my front yard yesterday.  I really need to take one when the road is also covered and not a single car without 4WD would dare to take on that hill.  You can’t tell by the picture but that hill is steep and brutal when freshly blanketed with snow or ice.

What I am complaining about is the toll it takes on my little monsters.  I want to take them out to go sledding but just when I think it’s the right time suddenly I start to hear the horrible deep coughs and the sneezes that that blow out boogers resembling something like this…

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“So Snot Funny”
I want to take them out and do a photo shoot but I just know that I will be editing out the snot and chapped red lips that resemble that of a clowns…no I am not joking.  And yes I buy them chapstick…it usually ends up in the wash, lost in the car, or used all in one day by my 3 year old.  I am quite certain she eats it.

Now I am sure it’s not just old man winter to blame for my kids constant battle of the common cold.  There are germs lurking everywhere.

Let’s take last night for instance, and the disgusting fool who was sitting near us in the bleachers at the wrestling tournament with his can of “chew spit”.  As we were leaving and I gathered up my kids’ stuff I noticed something wet on my daughters coat.  Yep, you guessed it…the guys can of “chew spit” had spilled ON MY DAUGHTER’S JACKET!  The thought of it is seriously making me gag.  And had he have still been around when I discovered it…the mommy psycho from hell would have come out in me.bad mommy parenting motherhood

But he was gone…leaving his trail of spilled “chew spit” in his revolting, repulsive, gross, ghastly path.

So what did this mother do?  Well she hunted his ass down, of course, and ran him over with her SUV placing his spit can beside him as a reminder to all “chew can spitters” TO THROW THEIR CONTAINERS AWAY!  **One can only dream**  Actually I came home and put the jacket in the washer on the hottest cleaning cycle…twice.

I am somewhat of a germaphobe so when I see my daughter licking the handrail at said high school gymnasium, that probably hasn’t been touched with any sort of disinfectant since being placed there, I slightly come unglued and wonder if she was switched at birth at the hospital.

The sun is shining today and it’s a perfect day to get some great snots shots of my kids in the snow…so for now I am going to stick with that plan because who knows when the next opportunity should arise to do so.  I mean what’s the worst that could happen…pneumonia?

Cheerios and Boogers,

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That’s A Wrap ~ Jan 16, 2016

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Another week of the new year behind us and I would have to say that it has probably been a pretty normal one.  Well as normal as you can get here at Souzaville.

I have been trying to do a bit of organizing each day.  I bought an electronic labeler and cleared out the clear bins section of our local Wal-Mart.  Do any of you use an electronic labeler?  They have come a long way since those little disc gadgets that you had to turn it to each letter and then the hard plastic label that came out was almost always guaranteed to give you a cut. th.jpeg Now they make them where you can just type the word in, even using different fonts and borders, and press print, and it prints it out and you can place it on right away with no smudging or cuts.  Yes I realize I am really excited over a labeler…it’s a “mom on a mission” thing.  **thinks about all the things that need to be labeled**

I am sad to say that we aren’t the billion dollar Powerball winners.  I drove 6 hours (round trip), by myself, through snow and cold to purchase tickets.  Yes the time alone without hearing the word “mom” was nice but it’s a very long and boring drive.

I even had a ridiculous “WTF?” moment.  I got in the truck that morning to leave…looked at the gas gage and read that it was full.  Was happy about it, since I hate pumping gas especially when it’s cold.  Got about 20 minutes down the highway and the gas light comes on.  Luckily this happened before I hit the last gas station there was for miles.  So here I am thinking that the gage is broken…I am tapping on the glass and thinking “Great! something else that will need to be fixed!”  I put the gas in…start the truck up and suddenly it dawns on me that the entire time, the gage was on EMPTY! 200w-1.gif Ding dong here was reading it backwards!  **laughs at herself still thinking about it** I blame it on my brain adjusting to the abandonment of wine from it.

The all mighty snow God is still going strong.  It was all just about melted until a couple nights ago when I woke up to yet another winter wonderland.  weekly updates blogging snow winter2016I won’t complain about it because of course we need any and all water we can get but the problem is that one of our trucks is only a 2WD as we had just gotten it a few months before deciding to move up here.  My husband drives it down the road to the the parking lot where he catches the bus that takes him to work.  Down the road is no problem…it’s coming back up to our neighborhood and into our steep driveway that poses the problem.  He has to take the long way around and them come down our street to get a running start and then gas it up our driveway and into the garage.

He cleared this pathway and the driveway yesterday morning…200w-2.gifthis morning I wake up and it’s covered in snow again.  Guess it’s my turn to shovel.

We officially have a 6 year old now.  His party went off with no major set backs except that mommy forgot spoons for the ice cream cups.  But the kids didn’t seem to have a problem digging in there with forks.  I did feel a little rushed as we had it at our local bowling alley and they only allow an hour and a half which just isn’t enough time to bowl, eat pizza, cake and ice cream, and open presents.  I don’t think any of the kids got to finish their bowling games which kind of upset me since I had already prepaid for them all.  We didn’t have a theme for the party as my son requested a minecraft cakeminecraft birthday party cake and then we sent out Star Wars invitations.  I think there was some avengers stuff thrown in there too and the goodie bags I did were dinosaurs.  Oh well, what 5 and 6 year olds care about themes anyways?

He was happy, his friends were happy, therefore mommy was happy.  It was his first birthday party so for both of us it was kind of a big deal.

On the blogging front this week I have been doing pretty good with keeping up to my schedule.  If you missed any of my posts just click the links below.  I hope you all had a fabulous week!!!

Quote Of The Week

Monday Music Mantra

Workout Wednesdays

#momsterslink link-up

Friday’s Top 5

Revamp…It’s My New Year Word

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