Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My addiction is now an app ...

I can now blog via an app on my super duper, handy dandy, smarter-than-am-eighth-grader phone!!!

This could be dangerous!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Word of the Day: Doppelganger

I like words!  All types of words … big words … little words … words that sound funny … words that make me look smart …


I am going to post random “Words of the Day” and hope to infect my word love on to you!

The word of the day is ...


[dop-uh l-gang-er; Ger. daw-puh l-geng-er]

Main Entry:

Part of Speech:

a ghostly counterpart of a person; a ghostly double of a living person

German doppel 'double' + ganger 'goer'

also doppelgaenger

Part of Speech:

alter ego

German doppel 'double' + ganger 'goer'

The above definition explains how a doppelganger is an alter-ego or a supernatural being.  It can also be used when referencing someone’s twin.  As you know, every person has a “twin” somewhere in the world … someone who strikes an uncanny resemblance even though there is no DNA linking the two together.  People can often have a celebrity doppelganger too!
 Apparently I have 2 celebrity doppelgangers … Jaime Pressley and Melissa Joan Hart.

This word is fun to say and even funner to use in a sentence.  Impress your friends, families and co-workers and use the featured word above in your everyday vocabulary!

Monday, September 19, 2011

There's a fugitive on the loose!

We have a pyromaniac schizophrenic kleptomaniac living in the Leverett house. 

Below is the police report filed against the little stinky fingered fugitive ...

Case Number: L-29975
Incident Date: 18 August, 2011
Incident Time: 1:30 PM
Incident Location: The Leverett House/The Boy's Toybox
Incident Victim: Ma
Reporting Party: Ma

Victim took advantage of her children being at their grandparent’s house for the night and decided to clean out her son’s toy box.  While cleaning out the toy box, the victim (“Ma”) located several items that mysteriously vanished over the past several months.  The recovered contents in question are:
1.       Whisk
2.       Pencil
3.       Coasters
4.       Duct Tape
5.       Back Massager
6.       Calculator

Image of recovered items

Crime scene
Based on a thorough review of the location and condition of the recovered items, a primary suspect was swiftly identified.  

The suspect in question goes by the following aliases:
-The Boy
-The Turkey Leg
-Big Bubba
-The Carpet Stainer
-The P.I.T.A.

Below is an archived image of the suspect in question.

Based on the vivid description by Ma, the suspect doesn’t likes to wear only a dinosaur back pack.

Please approach with caution as the suspect is considered moody and stinky!  Please do not approach without arming yourself appropriately with dinosaurs, chocolate milk, baby wipes, a binkie and a diaper.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Becky’s top 10 beauty tips ...

Becky's Top 10 13 Beauty Tips

1.  Never, EVER look at yourself in the super magnified mirrors!  They show every flaw on your face!

2.  And RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN if the magnified mirror is lit as it will shine a spotlight on every single clogged pore and stray mole hair!


3.  Mascara! Mascara! Mascara!  The blacker the better!  On work days, I like to apply at least 3 coats to my eyes!  It is my go-to makeup when I look like death!


4.  When in doubt, wear black.

5.  Baby powder is awesome to soak up “it’s the weekend so I didn’t wash my hair” oil and grease.

6.  It is only necessary to shave below the knee… unless you’re going swimming.  In that case, shave the bikini area too!  But always, always have clean shaven arm-pits!

7.  Elastic hair bands are fashionably acceptable bracelets.

8.  Always wear clean undies!

9.  Every woman (or man?!) needs a pair of super sexy high heels!  Nothing makes me feel more “non-mom” than my red, patent leather stilettos!

10.  Johnson’s baby wash makes a great body wash if you have sensitive skin.

11.  The purple lotion (sleepy baby lotion) is my favorite scent and I use it every day.

12.  Strut around like a super-model when no one is looking (do it in your sexy heels to the beat of a Justin Timberlake song for an added boost of self-confidence!)

13.  A good laugh is an awesome facial workout and is necessary to keep your face skin tight and toned!

Monday, September 12, 2011

My bloughts ...

I have always loved to write! My mama has boo-coo's of stories I wrote as a child.  Writing in this blog has reignited that passion and become an outlet for all the voices in my head.

If I could, I would update this blog every day.  But, there's one big-ole-honkin' hindrance to that ...


I wouldn't trade this non-stop, constantly moving chaos for anything in the world though. 

The voices have wonderful things to talk about and it usually strikes me while I'm in the shower,* giving The Girl a bottle, sitting in a meeting at work or laying in bed at 3:00 AM.

But Praise Sweet Jesus for modern technology!  

If it weren't for my "super-duper-smarter-than-a-1st-grader" phone, this blog would be a blank screen with senseless pictures drawn by me!  And no one (other than Nathan) wants to see that!

Hmmm ... Pimping my children and Duct tape?!  Aren't you intrigued?!

Co-workers see the death-grip I have on my phone and assume I'm an overly concerned parent and want to be reachable at all times.  And I'm sure my Mother-In-Law raises her eyebrows when I take my electronic appendage to the bathroom with me.  In reality, I keep my phone on my night stand so I can have a central location to record my bloughts (Blog Thought).  If I don't write my bloughts down immediately, they will disappear into the blog-hole (Blog Black Hole).

And just for grins and giggles, below is another masterpiece penned by yours-truly!

Self portrait of me and my phone ... my really, really big phone!

Notes to self:  a)  Get on that "Waterproof Memo Board" patent. b)  Register the words "bloughts" and "blog-hole" with wikipedia. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Rockstar Turned Three

Birthdays were always a BIG thing growing up in my family.  Usually it wasn’t a birth-DAY … it was birth-DAYS.  Nathan’s 3rd birthday was on the 26th and I made sure attempted to chronicle every minute of my big-boy’s special days!

Thursday, 8/25

In preparation of Nathan’s big day on Friday, he made himself a birthday crown!  He felt especially honored because I actually let him use markers instead of crayons.  Markers (and Play-Doh) are my worst enemies!

Thank God they're washable!

After Nathan went to bed, I put myself to the task of making his Birthday shirt!  I usually struggle with the application of iron on letters … those pesky corners never seem to stick.  Well, this time would be different!  I was bound and determined to make the dang letters stick on the first try.  Apparently I was too focused on the actual process of applying the letters and didn't think to double check the spelling of my son’s name.  Oy!

Friday, 8/26

BIRTHDAY!!!  I woke Nathan up by singing “Happy Birthday,” presenting him with his birthday shirt (Luckily he doesn’t know how to spell yet!), and crowing him the “Birthday Boy”!  He was so happy! 

Nathan telling Katie that it's his birthday

 The morning sky was breathtaking and seemed to even say Happy Birthday Nathan!

Hello Heaven!
That evening, we met my family for dinner where Nathan received some wonderful gifts and chowed down on an amazing dinosaur birthday cake.  (Unfortunately the dinner pictures are limited as the designated photographer – me – was busy walking the restaurant with a cranky little girl!)

Saturday, 8/27

Nathan opened up his gift from me and Shaun ... he LOVED it!!  But apparently the guitar strings irritated my rock-star's fingers and what should have been a fun, happy, musical time quickly turned into Nathan laying face down on the floor screaming at the top of his lungs saying "Da gee-tah hut Nasan!" (translation: The guitar hurts Nathan). Shaun was out the door in a flash on his way to Toys R Us to buy a more Nathan-finger-friendly guitar.

Opening up the "geetah"

Rockin' out!

Just imagine the beautiful music being made.

And then I completely slacked on taking pictures and stopped embracing every second of Nathan's special days!  Bad Ma!  Horrible Ma!  Anyway, below is a very rough representation of the "rock gee-tah" that replaced the "owie gee-gah".  Yes, it is drawn on a post-it.  Yes, it does look like a fish who was beaten to death with a caveman's club.  That is why I labeled the important parts of the guitar ... duh!  The squigly lines represent the guitar's noise lovely music (not the scent of a decomposing fish).  The squares are the buttons which have a tendency to get stuck on the "super loud, ear-drum shattering hard rock" mode when I'm feeding The Girl and Nathan refuses to acknowledge my requests of "Turkey, can you make the guitar stop 'rocking out' please?".  And the other squigly lines are the sweet flame stickers because every rockstar needs flames on his guitar!

The End.  Thank you! **

(**I had grand intentions when I started writing this entry almost 2 weeks ago!  This post was going to have a bajillion and fifty pictures of the birthday boy!  I would have memories of when he was born.  In my mind, this post was going to be as monumentous as curing cancer!  But, alas, life got in the way and I kept forgetting to take a picture of the new guitar.  And I had to go to work.  And Shaun's car kept breaking.  And the dreadful heat wouldn't end.  And I was in a bad mood.  And Nathan threw a temper tantrum.  And I was in an even badder mood.  And Katie puked on me.  And I was in a super, badest mood.  And I had to go to work.  And. And. And.)