Writing Challenge Day 1

In my Timehop today there was a picture of a writing challenge that I obviously took a picture of and was thinking that perhaps I would try and do it and then didn’t.  Blogging is kind of like housework sometimes…I am easily distracted and get off course.

It’s going to be a challenge just finding the time to sit down everyday and write about each thing on the list…but I am going to give it a whirl.

The first day is…Your Current Relationship, if single, discuss how single life is.

Well I am not single so let me share the boring juicy details of my current relationship, which is marriage.

The King of the house and I met back in 2008.  He found his winning prize…yours truly…on yahoo personals.  I was living the single life with no kids and no responsibilities …well unless you count work and bills as part of those.

I have to admit that I was a little intimidated by him upon meeting him in person for the first time.  But a couple beers later and I was like *here’s my number…stop staring at my boobs…and call me if you want to hang out again.*  He was blowing up my phone with text messages 10 minutes later even though he will never admit it.  You know guys and how smooth they think they are.

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It wasn’t long before we were attached at the hip *grins* if you know what I mean.  And over the course of the next 3 years we would add three more children to the two he had when we got together.

Let’s fast forward to current day.

We will be celebrating our 8 year wedding anniversary on May 20th.  It’s really hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that I have been in a relationship for that long.  My previous relationships never made it past 5 years.  It had actually become a joke between my friends and I.  It was like a 5 year “you’re fucking out of here” curse.

Luckily there were never any children involved.

Now I’m not saying that we haven’t had some close calls of calling it quits but I really just don’t think there are any other people that could put up with either one of us.   We are both stubborn headed, I’m a little crazy, he’s a bit of an asshole, but somehow together we manage not to murder terminate slaughter butcher massacre snuff dispose of kill each other.  I mean those thoughts never even cross my mind. **picks up her halo and places it gently back over her devil horn**

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But like I have written before “marriage takes work” and “doesn’t run on auto pilot“.  You have to be able to laugh together, take time for one another(or sometimes away from each other), and you have to learn to pick your battles…may I suggest only picking the ones you know you can win…just saying.

My husband and I have decided divorce isn’t an option unless we just grow to literally hate one another or I stab him in the leg with a fork.  Whichever comes first.  Otherwise, we are lifers!

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Throwback Thursdays ~ The Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award

I decided that since I had recently done this writing challenge I went back into my old posts and found another one that I had done and thought it would be great for my Throwback Thursdays post.  So here goes…

Thank you to  Author S B Amazing, Susan at The Mommy Life  and Debbie at My Random Musings for nominating me.  It is such an honor to have been nominated 3 times for this award. wpid-sisterhoodoftheworld_zps04ae03d0 No award without rules, right?  So here are the rules to this great award:

Thank the giver and link their blog to your post. (Check)

Answer the 10 questions given to you. Which means I have to answer 30!

Come up with 10 questions for your nominees.

Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of their choice and let them know that they have been nominated.

Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog.

SB’s Questions

When was the last time you did something kind and what was it?

I think it’s important to show kindness everyday…even if it’s as simple as holding a door for someone.

Your most beautiful childhood memory?

Swimming.  I loved water and still do.

Pizza or pasta?

Man this is a tough one!  I’d have to say pizza wins.  Who doesn’t love some bread piled with sauce, cheese, meat, and veggies?  Well except maybe a vegetarian.

Why do mother’s need coffee and wine?

Coffee is to keep us mommies awake, which in turn, keeps the kids alive and wine is to help the coffee wear off in order to sleep!  Wine is also a necessity for sanity for me.

Do you have a pet and if yes, what kind of pet?

We have a German Shepard named Roxy.  She is the best dog that I have ever owned…and I have always had a dog all my life.

What invention do you think the world would need and what stops you from inventing it?

A drug to make everyone happy.  I think there are so many of us who suffer from turmoil and sadness.  I’m not a scientist and I don’t see me becoming one in the future.

What’s the secret of life?

Humor!  I think everyone needs a good laugh everyday!

What question would you ask the president of the United States if you would have a one-on-one with him? 

What the fuck heck are you doing?  Seriously. I am not much of a political person though, therefore I won’t even discuss politics or religion with most people.

What would be your solution for world peace?

To do away with greed.  I think greed causes a lot of people to become abnormally psycho problems.

What are you cooking for dinner?

Do leftovers count?  That was then….tonight I am making Jambalaya.

Susan’s Questions

Did you enjoy school?

Nope.  I hated school.  I feel that high school teaches you nothing to prepare you for the “real” world.

What is the saying you despise the most?

Is it snack time?  Drives me CRAZY!

What is your most treasured possession?

Memories.  And a ring that my late grandma owned.  There’s a long story to it.

How do you spend a typical Saturday night?

Preferably sleeping 😆

Name 3 things you are really good at and 3 things you are really bad at. Good:

  1. Friendship
  2. Honesty
  3. Bitching Speaking my mind

Bad:

  1. Being a housewife homemaker
  2. Communicating my feelings…unless of course it’s bitching.
  3. Baking.  Love to cook but could burn boxed brownies.

Do you care what others think of you?

Only those who are really close to me.  The ones who truly matter.

What is your favorite movie and why?

I would have to go with my childhood favorite of “Flashdance”.  I used to watch it everyday and it inspired me to never give up on dreams.

Update: When A Man Loves A Woman, Urban Cowboy or if most recent South Paw…awesome movie if you haven’t seen it.

What is the worst movie you have ever seen?

This one’s so easy….”Cyrus”!!!  Worst movie ever!!!

What was the last thing you ate?

Sunflower seeds.  Have you tried the Spitz Spicy Sweet Chili yet?  Well get your ass to the store and get some!

Update:  Does Corona qualify as eating?

Do you believe in aliens? Why or why not?

I do believe that there is no possible way that we could be the only life form in the entire universe.  There is just so much “unknown” out there.

Debbie’s Questions

1. If you were given the chance to go walk on the moon would you do it?

I don’t think I could leave my family and veer off into space.  Too many things can and have happened on that adventure.  Before I had kids the answer would have been HELL YES!

2. Camping by a beautiful waterfall, in a pretty wood with gorgeous weather, or 5* luxury accommodation with terrible weather?

Camping!  I could really care less about luxury.  Sure it’s nice but highly overpriced and overrated.  Give me the great outdoors and some beautiful scenery and a beer and I am golden.

3. Which is your favourite social networking site and why?

Have to go with Facebook.  I know it’s a cliche but I have stuck to a rule of I only have people on my personal Facebook that I actually know or have had an actual conversation with.

Update:  Instagram or Twitter for me.

4. Beer or wine?

I have to make a choice?  I used to be a huge beer drinker but lately I am more of a wine connoisseur.  I love trying different brands of reds.  You can read about some of my wine reviews here.

5. Which item(s) can you never leave the house without?

  1. My clothes
  2. My phone
  3. My glasses
  4. My purse
  5. My mind…although I leave that sucker everywhere.

6. If you had to take part in a reality TV show, which would it be and why?

“The Amazing Race”  I think my husband and I would rock that show.  We travel well together and don’t crack under pressure.  We do however have a tendency to become…shall we say….smart asses.  We both think we are right which can cause slight yelling in public arguments.  But hey that’s great for television right?

Update:  If I had the chance I would make a Real Housewives In The Middle Of Fucking Nowhere!  That’s me.

7. If every job had the same salary, which job would you choose?

This is a great question Debbie.  I love being a mom.  But if I wasn’t a mom I would have to go with flower deliverer.  People are always smiling when they get a delivery of flowers.

8. Would you rather: write a terrible blog post and have it go viral or write an amazing blog post and only have 10 people read it?

Oh let’s be honest here…of course I would want any post to go viral.

9. If you could be known for one thing, what would it be?

The difference I made in the lives of my children.  A good mother, wife, friend.  A good person in general.  I have done a lot of wrong in my past and now I just want to make my life right by doing right by the people I love.

10. If you could change you’re first name would you? If yes, what would you choose to be called?

Nope.  I love my name and thank my mommy for giving me a “not so ordinary” name.

Update:  I deleted who I had nominated and my questions because well…they were lame but if you would like to participate in my newest round of questions you can go here.

Toodles,

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Throwback Thursday ~ A Day In The Life Of Domesticated Momster

This was part of a writing challenge I did last year around this time.  It’s interesting to see how my Sunday’s haven’t changed much.  So I have done a little update of what my weekday is like at the bottom.

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My Day In Detail…

It’s Sunday.  Long gone are the days of sleeping until noon while battling a hangover that’s  wanting to take over my entire body and smelling like whatever establishment I occupied until  the wee hours of the morning of the night before.  Waking up in a type of fog that not even coffee or a dose of 5 hr energy could lift.  My mouth tasting like I had eaten a dead possum laying in the middle of the road on the way home. And continuing my day curled up on the couch with pillow and blanket in close proximity all while watching a marathon of “Lifetime” movies.   Yes this was me…before motherhood…before my husband…now my Sunday’s are much more practical and meaningful….hahaha who am I kidding…Sundays are “pajama” days!  It’s funny that this part of the writing challenge would fall on the least busy day of the week for me.

On this particular Sunday…

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7:40am…heard hubby come home from working all night.  Mumbled something along the lines of ‘hi…how was your night?”.  Noticed Little Z was awake and ready for her breakfast.  (I love when only one at a time wakes up…makes the chaos much more controllable…especially while I am trying to get my first dose of caffeine digested.)  Made her breakfast and turned on her choice of cartoon.

8:00am…Snuck into the office for my morning “internet” routine.  I love the internet first thing in the morning.  Some people like reading a paper…I like looking through the world wide web for whatever tickles my fancy  awakens my mind.

8:20am…I hear the tapping of two more toddlers feet shuffling along the wooden floor.  They are rubbing their eyes and muttering “I want something to eat mommy”.  You should see Little M’s hair first thing in the morning ….looks like she wrestled with a fuzzy blanket full of balloons and lost.

images-4Got their breakfast served and positioned them at the table  while they quietly watched whatever cartoon was presenting itself on the TV.  Yes I know that “society” says I shouldn’t let my kids watch tv while sitting at the table eating but quite frankly I don’t care what “society” says because they aren’t raising my 3 toddlers.  I am.  **thought for a whole other blog post**

8:45am…They all finish up with breakfast and wander into the living room, with “security” blankets in tow and find their comfortable places on the couch.  Mind you…I have had to tell them to shhhh and be quiet, because daddy is sleeping, about half a dozen times already.  I have no clue how he sleeps through 5 kids on a Sunday.

9:00am…Still surfing the internet

9:20am…gather up Little B Man’s dirty clothes that didn’t quite make it into the hamper…”supermom on caffeine” is now starting to present herself and has started her first load of laundry for the day.  (I would like to know how the “Duggars” mom stays on top of her “19 Kids And Counting“‘s laundry pile…I know she has several washers and dryers but it’s still a lot of dirty clothes to tackle.)  Putting them in the washer and dryer is the easy part…folding and putting away takes lots of patience and effort…especially if you are trying to be “super laundry girl” who doesn’t leave them in a heap on top of the dryer or constantly restarting  the “steam and fluff” setting to avoid having to fold them while still getting the wrinkles out.

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11:15am…In two hours I have shushed the kids at least a dozen more times.  I have made a snack consisting of 3 different kinds of fruits.  (That’s the problem with them all having minds of their own now…they all 3 always want something different…last night we had to draw straws to see who got to pick the “time to settle down” flick of the the evening)

12:00pm…Lunchtime for the littles consisting of BBQ pulled pork sandwiches from a few nights ago.  By this time of day I am starting to get a little “toddler” crazy.  They are all fully awake and bouncing off the walls and I swear it’s worse when my husband is on night shift and trying to sleep.  It’s like their little radars are beeping to remind them to be loud and obnoxious and see how many times mommy can lose her shit!

12:30pm…GO THE FUCK OUTSIDE!

12:31pm…I sit down at the computer to try and finish a thought only to be interrupted by the constant dinging of  the dryer which has gone off not once, not twice, but THREE times now to remind me that it’s time to fold the clothes!  Someone in this house keeps turning on the “wrinkle guard” option so instead of the dryer just turning of  it starts back up every couple minutes until someone tends to the items inside.  It’s a brilliant option developed by dryer manufacturers but for me it’s just a constant reminder that my laziness is wasting electricity.

2:30pm…hubby is awake now and making a mess in the kitchen before he gets ready for work.  I think I might have actually got a couple blinks of a nap in there while the kids were “momentarily” behaving themselves.   Baby Z also dozed off even if it was for only 20 minutes at best.   Keeps the “crabbies” at bay.  Now starts the “afternoon” chaos.   Right now I am watching my husband as he writes on the egg container “HARDBOILED” ….twice….with a sharpie…as I hover over him making sure that the sharpie doesn’t get misplaced and then gets into the hands of my 3 year old toddler…the same toddler who has decorated the walls, doors, beds, and just about anything else with a surface…in which I have scrubbed off on more then one occasion.  (By the way…the “washable/wipeable” crayons really do just that…they are every mother, with a decorative toddler’s, dream coloring utensils.)

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2:50pm…time to get ready for the gym…the kids are all well aware that daddy is awake now and are all in full on scream patrol!  Mommy needs a break.  Off to the gym I go…must keep up with my “trophy wife” status.  **literally laughs out loud**

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4:45pm…home from the gym…had a great workout due to the fact that the gym was pretty much empty.  I like when the gym is vacant…not only do I get to use every piece of workout equipment that I want without having to wait but I also don’t feel stupid trying something new.  Inevitably every time I get the courage to try out a new gym apparatus I fail miserably and usually end up hurting myself, more out of embarrassment rather then pain.

5:00pm…WTF is for dinner?  **opens refrigerator in hopes that the light in her head turns on**  Oh look at that…lots of leftovers…problem solved.

6:00pm…Let the countdown to bedtime begin.  First off…bathing the dirty little monsters.  There is something about these last 2 hours before bedtime where a force bigger then all of us takes over…let’s say my full Momster mode comes out.  All of us are tired and cranky and just wanting the day to be over.  They seem to fight over every toy, tattle about every little moment and mommy’s patience meter is completely tapped out!

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6:45pm…I realize that I didn’t get the load of girls clothes in the dryer folded…DAMMIT!  Here they stand soaking wet wrapped in towels while I try and gather up anything resembling pajamas…leggings and a t-shirt?  Works for me.  **listens to them whine several times about these NOT being pajamas**

7:40pm…That’s a wrap people…12 hours… in a day of the life… of yours truly.

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The average weekday for me goes something like this…..

6:30am  Alarm goes off and I roll over to reach for my phone wishing that it’s possibly a false alarm going off.  After trying to tap snooze a half dozen times with no prevail, I scroll through my notifications with one eye open and tend to a little bit of social media.

6:50am  Brew a LARGE cup of caffeine.   I get the mini monsters up.  2 of the 3 are good about waking.  The other is like her mommy and really prefers that school start somewhere around noon.  We are not rise and shiners.

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For the next hour is rush to get everyone ready to get out the door and to school.  I must say “go brush your teeth” at least a dozen times.  There’s also always a mad search for missing shoes, gloves, hats, etc. because of course they are never where they belong.
7:50am Drop teenager off at high school…which is literally less than a mile down the street.  Yeah spoiled I know.

7:55am  Drop the girls of at preschool.

8:00am  Drop mini monster B man off at the elementary school.

8:15am MOMMY TIME which translates to gym time!  I also usually make a trip to the store if needed, or clean out the Yukon, or run whatever errands need to be run at this time.  It’s very important to get as much done as possible when I don’t have 3 little people to drag with me.

10:00am Back home and usually start a load of laundry and sit down to get some blogging done.  Time goes by fast during this time.  Before I know it it’s…

11:30am  And time to pick up the girls.

12:00pm We are back home and fixing lunch.  Of course they never want the same thing for lunch.  That would make life easy right?

From then until time to pick up little monster B man I usually blog, organize, do laundry, and repeat.  I have been trying to keep a schedule of blogging for so much time and then spending same amount of time doing something else.  That way I am not wasting all my time sitting in front of the computer.  So far this year it is working out horribly pretty well.

3:00pm Pick up mini monster B man.

From 3pm on is usually chaos.  It’s getting home, organizing homework, reading, preparing dinner and if there’s sports to get to well then it’s move faster, make dinner faster, forget the homework until after the sports.  And if I want to make the evening Zumba classes then I really have to get my ass in gear  plan faster. #mommylife

8:00pm Kids bedtime.  Sometimes it’s 7:30 depending on what kind of mood mommy is in or furthermore what kind of mood the mini monsters are in.

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8:15 mommy bath or shower time.  This used to be the time that I would pour me that large glass of wine to enjoy with my bath, shower, tv, blogging, whatever.

Little more blogging or watching some television.  I rarely watch television these days though.  There’s just other things I would honestly rather be doing.

11:00pm I usually try to go to bed but it doesn’t always happen.  If I get submerged engrossed in doing something, then it can be another hour or so before I am actually in bed asleep…with one eye open.

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~I Am A Mom Who~

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I was tagged by the lovely Kelly at Yes Peas Mummy for this writing challenge.  And we all know what a challenge motherhood can be sometimes.

From the time the little mini monsters come out of our bodies it is a constant cater to everything pertaining to their well being.  Our own well being suddenly becomes extinct.  We no longer have days at the salon or days spent window shopping at the mall…oh wait I didn’t really do that even before I had kids.

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*Gets to stay home and watch her children grow each and every day.

~This also means I am never away from you to have a moment to even have a thought of my own!

*Loves to watch every exciting new moment discovered in your eyes.

~Especially the moments of getting soap in them and screaming like you are being set on fire!

*Couldn’t imagine her life without you in it.

~Just please let me sleep in for once!

*Watches you interact with one another and realizes the choice to have more then one was the right choice.

~Then you start fighting!  Thought destroyed…moment over.

*Sees how much you are growing up and starting to be more independent by picking up your toys.

~That lasted 5 minutes.

*Wants to love you, and squeeze you, and smother you with kisses.

~What’s that smell?  Is that fucking poop in your hair?

*Loves to watch you run and play outside as the sun beats on your beautiful face.

~Is that dog shit on your shoe?  GET BACK OUTSIDE!

*Just look how innocent you look while you are sleeping.

~Whats that on your sheets?  IS THAT PERMANENT MARKER?!?!

*Would do anything for her children.

~No you can’t have another sibling!

*Loves being your mommy.

~Through good times and bad…all the time.

I know there have been a lot of people already tagged for this writing challenge so I am not going to tag anyone but please if you weren’t tagged and would like to participate leave me your link in the comments and I will gladly pop over and say hello.

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