ss_blog_claim=89c5075de08a27469a4c85b7b67a5e81 Rantings Of A Woman: 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dance fun

I have had a busy week with the kids at their dance competition and the weekend is now coming to an end. Today the kids performed their big production of Billy Elliot it was so exciting to see them both have so much fun up on stage. We are now getting ready to get some sleep and get ready for tommorrows show of the Nut Cracker, it will be a very exciting moment for sure to see the kids in their last big show of the competition, that is except for the finally dance off which so far has to performances from Trin getting in so far.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cheese Cake Delight

Oh the wonderful time of year that I get to celebrate my Birthday, it's especially nice because I get to celebrate with my daughter as her birthday is the day before mine so we now celebrate together. We bought a delicious variety cheesecake from the grocery store. It had 4 types of cheesecake, chocolate swirl, strawberry swirl, regular and almondetto....Yummy

Monday, August 22, 2011


I can't imagine the irresponsible behavior of big drug companies and their complete disregard for human safety and life. The extreme quality assurance they have to go through to get a drug on the market is extrely long. It really makes you wonder when it takes so long to have the experts greeen light the new jug only to really test the product, it's then deemed safe if we take the time to persue the truth of the Actos product. If you have questions about the upcoming -Actos lawsuit just click on the link above to get the information you need to make the right decision for your family.

Friday, August 19, 2011



A man goes to see the Rabbi.
"Rabbi, something terrible is happening and I have to talk to you about it."

The Rabbi asked, "What's wrong?"

The man replied, "My wife is poisoning me."

The Rabbi, very surprised by this, askes,
"How can that be?"

The man then pleads, "I'm telling you, I'm certain she's poisoning me, what should I do?"

The Rabbi then offers, "Tell you what. Let me talk to her, I'll see what I can find out and I'll let you know."

A week later the Rabbi calls the man and says,
"Well, I spoke to you wife. I spoke to her on the phone for three hours. you want my advice?" The man said yes and the Rabbi replied,

" Take the poison."

Flat Tire Joke

Yesterday I had a flat tire by the hospital .
I eased my car over to the shoulder of the road, carefully got out of the car and
opened the trunk.

I took out 2 cardboard men, unfolded them and stood
them at the rear of my car facing oncoming traffic. They look so
life like you wouldn't believe it! They are in trench coats, exposing their
nude bodies and private parts to the approaching drivers.

I started to change my tire, and to my surprise, cars started slowing down looking at my life like men. And of course, traffic started backing up. Everybody was tooting their horns and waving like crazy. It wasn't
long before a Mountie pulled up behind me.

He got out of his car and started walking towards me. I could tell he was not a happy camper!

"What's going on here?"

"My car has a flat tire," I said calmly.

"Well, what the hell are those obscene cardboard men doing
here by the road?"

I couldn't believe that he didn't know. So I told
him, "Hello-o-o-o, those are my emergency flashers."

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Auto Repair Plan

I would have to say for sure I am not a great car person, I know how to put gas in and I know you need to get your oil changed and tires rotated but that is about it. I hate taking my Honda Civic into the local shop because I'm always worried that they are going to take advantage of me and charge me too much just because I don't know the in's and out's of vehical repair.

I remember what happened to break me finally so I needed to find help when it came to fixing my car. I had some smoking issues and when I took the car into get checked I was told it was my Head Gasket and that it was going to cost me a lot to get it fixed. A friend that was sitting in the shop waiting with me mentioned I should try out a website "RepairPal" to make sure I wasn't getting gauged by the shop. Repair Pal will help you from it's valuable database that knows how much parts and labor should cost for a wide variety of repairs. It was fantasic and I was even able to print out what it should cost me and I was able to take it in with me and show them that they were charging too much. I got the work done for $200 less than what I was originally quoted.
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Time to move

The weekend we have been waiting for has finally arrived, it's moving weekend. We are not moving because we want to but because we have to but we are going to make the best of the situation and have been working hard getting our new place ready. The moving truck is out front and tommorrow we start loading it up, we will have lots of help on the other end to unload but this end it's a little light so hopefully we can get things loaded ok. Wish us luck.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Birth defects

I always get very disapointed when I hear about drugs that were meant to help us with our health actually causing damage instead. It is even worse when the effect is seen in our children. A drug used to treat epilepsy and migrain headaches called Topamax has been linked to birth defects in children born to mothers that took the drug. The birth defect is a cleft pallet or cleft lip that don't properly fuse together during development in the womb. This has become such an issue that it has garnered the interest of a group of lawyers that are working on a Topamax lawsuit to get compensation for people whom have had their lives disrupted by the carelessness of the drug companies.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Furniture Dissapointment

We picked up the boys new bunk beds today and they were very excited to get to spend the night in their new beds. We managed to get everything home, or so we thought, they forgot one of the boxes so we had to travel back to the store. Then when we got put them together there were a couple of parts damaged the headboard and footboard were heavily damaged so it was very disappointing. So dissapointing that we are not sure if we will go back to get our other furniture we wanted. We built the beds anyway and are taking them back to get the replacement parts sent to us.

Moving Sale

We are in the process of moving and it is an interesting experience for sure, we are moving a little bit every chance we get. To make it a bit more fun we are working on picking out new furniture for the family. We are down sizing a little bit so it is allowing us to sell off a lot of our things to get some money to buy new. It is making it easier too because it is less we need to move to our new home.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Catching up

It can be a lot of fun doing Dance competitions with the kids but it sure eats up our free time and the poor house takes the brunt of the abuse. We have been trying to keep up with the cleaning but with being gone most of the day it seems like we get home long enough to drop our clothes, eat and not much else. We will have to spend a few days next week getting caught up.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Big drug companies

I consider myself so lucky to have had 4 healthy babies over the years. They were all born with everything in the right place and 10 fingers and toes in place. I recently heard about birth defects that were being blamed on a drug used to treat epilepsy and migraine headaches. The effects of these drugs have caused birth defects in some children. The birth defects include cleft lips and palettes and can be very devastating on parents and children alike wondering what was done wrong to create this issue. The Topamax lawsuit is designed to get compensation for people that have had their lives impacted by the drug companies pushing out these drugs before providing proper testing to make sure they were safe to be used for people to use.

I want a pony

We are moving to the farm house and with that brings a whole new bunch of opportunities for us. We are now able to finally really look into get a pony for the family. Grandpa has a couple of horses in the barn but they are so big, they make the kids nervous. I have been shopping online for a pony and found a beautiful one that reminds me of something out a fairytale. I would love to get it for the kids but we want to wait until we are moved and settled in first.

Rain Boots

The kids are getting sick of me in the mornings telling them to wear their rain boots. They hate wearing boots to school thinking they look so uncool. I can't totally disagree with them but it is a fact that we are getting a lot of rain, basically everyday brings more rain and I want to make sure they are dressed appropriately for the day. I'm sure they'll understand someday why I care so much about their well being and not so much their fashionability. Sorry kiddies.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cryotherapy Lawsuits

You would like to think that when you put your health in the care of health care professionals that they will make sure you are looked after properly. In the case of post surgery swelling doctors can perscribe a Cold Therapy Device called Cryotherapy. It is designed to reduce the pain and swelling by circulating cold water around the injured joint. The danger is if it is not properly done the prolonged exposure or using water that is too cold can result in damage to the nerves or skin that could be permananent. It could cause chronic pain, permanent nerve knowledge or frost bite. It can certainly be a scary situation when you feel like your losing control of your own body and don't know what to do. You trusted your medical advise but where certainly left down you should take the time to look into the cold therapy lawsuit you might be in a position to recieve compensation for your pain and suffering if you take the time to review your options. You should contact the team of O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949 to recieve more information.

Tis the season

Yes it's that great time of year that everyone loves, Flu Season has struck our household and it is taking it's time creaping through the house. It started about a week and a half ago with little Kohl and slowly moved onto Blake and Trin and finally myself or so we thought...tonight it finally hit Jay if only so slightly so far, that only leaves Matt to get his turn, I guess we'll see if it finishes it's rounds or skips him over.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Car repairs made easy

It is so frustrating owning older vehicals you never know when they will let you down and cost you money to get them repaired. Just last week we had problems with both of our vehicles and they had to go into the shop the same day. The worry was how much is this going to cost us right before Christmas. How frustrated are you with your Auto Repair bills. It's like you never know if you are being treated fairly by your garage or not. If you are like me you don't know how much a repair should cost you.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Finding quality representation

Finding the best help when you have been caught up in a motor vehical accident can be a scary task to preform. Proving fault is one of the most important points to begin with and can be difficult depending on the situation. If you have been involved in an accident you will want to turn to the best Austin Personal Injury Lawyer available. The attorneys and counselors at O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath have been practicing law for many years and specialize in getting you the compensation you deserve. It takes specialist to help determine what compensation you would deserve following your accident but at this point it's important to ensure you have someone on your side that will help look out for your interest.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Snow, snow go away

I really enjoy some snow, it sure makes for good skiing and great fun for the kids but I think it's taking it to the extreame this year. It seems like we are getting a couple of snow storms each week and it's gotton to the point that we don't even have room in the yard to put all the snow. It's piled up to the top of the fence in the back yard and over the shrubs in the front, can't wait for a little relief.

Another Ski Day

The kids have the day off school again today and as the roads are all cleared up from the storm and we don't have anything to do it was time for another trip off to the ski hill for some fun. The kids are getting used to my spontaneous trips to the hill at the drop of the hat. We had a great time and enjoyed our graduated status up to the chair lift all afternoon long.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Searching for a new career option

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Frozen Solid

Well today started like a normal day, or so it seemed, it was cold but other than that is seemed ok. Matt took the kids up to school and was surprised when the crossing guard wasn't there as normal, then looking at the parking lot it was totally empty. They tried the door to the school and it was locked up, so they came back home. Listening to the radio we found out that school was cancelled because of the cold. Later in the day I was hoping for a nice hot shower before going to work and was surprised with no hot water, great the pipes from the oil tank were frozen, at least it will give hubby something to do when he gets home from work

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Some like it hot

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I know it is winter based on the calendar but Mother Nature is playing a cruel trick on us here. We are waiting for the snow to come and for it to be cold enough long enough for the ski hill to get opened. This was supposed to be the perfect week, everyday below freezing and snow in the forcast. Unfortunetly somehow it warmed up overnight and the large snowfall we were to get today turned to rain, I'm sure this ruined all the work they have been doing at the hills and it will post pone our ski trip again.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Butt out please

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hoping for some snow

We managed a trip to the ski hill last weekend but unfortunetly it really shouldn't have even opened up yet, they only had the bunny hill and 1 run open. It was nice to get out and try our gear for the first time and to get our feet under ourselves though. We were hoping that there might be some extra snow through the week or at least it would be cold enough for the hill to make some snow, neither of those things happened so we skipped our trip out this weekend. It is supposed to be colder this week so there should be a good opportunity to make some snow this week and get to the hill next week with a few runs open....crossing fingers.