Thursday, July 31, 2014

Full Plate Part 1: Episode 2

    Well hello my dear Dingleberries,

    I'm working on episode 2 of this whole "full plate" idea I had the other day? or was it week?  Man I hope it wasn't month?  I don't know, it doesn't matter.
    I'm in one of those ruts, with my life, marriage, job, faith. You name it, it's rutted out. 


    Full plate project was all things that are going on in the MB life at this time.  We know we covered the whole baby shower for Sister MB. OMG I'm glad that's over. I also have to cover the VBS but I'm holding off because I feel a rant and a giant poo flinging session coming with that one and just don't know if I should really go there.  ha ha.

    Original Post HERE

    Looking through the list there isn't much room to rant about.  Things have changed, things come and go. Of course.

    Had a huge argument yesterday over the phone and it's really left me at a loss. I've picked up thinking about old habits and things from my past.  Wanting to slip a little into the places I've been and came out of.  It's difficult sorting through thoughts and pains and ideas.

    It's some what overwhelming. So I'm forced to take it one day at a time, but I swear if this deep desire and stress to down a bottle of anything alcoholic doesn't go away tonight, I just may fall of the wagon.

    It's KILLING ME!

    -Hang in there

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Full Plate Part 1: Episode 1.2

    Happy MONkeyDay my dear Dingleberries.
    It's been a weekend, and OMG what a weekend! 
    But the good news, this post right here shall commence Full Plate Part 1 and we will soon be moving into Part 2.
    You're excited I know! 

    So I'd love to go into everything that I've been up to today, but I fear as though it would take away from this post, so I just won't. If we are friends on facebook, you already know what I've been up to today!

    So... I  started this post last MONkeyDay and as you can tell, I didn't quite finish this one up. So for those on the edge of their seats waiting for the conclusion..
    I'm going to fling this poo tonight.
    So sit back and enjoy a few photos

    My gift to the Mama To Be for the lil fella coming into the world,

    and after

    Not too shabby right?  I guess I gots some mad skills

    My gift for the guests :)

    It's a sugar scrub, you're not posta eat it!  Never figured out exactly why though. It's just sugar, veggie oil and some vanilla?  Any takers??

    Found a really cute idea for story book foods. This was pretty fun and definitely a must try again!

    Guess I had some baby shower skills after all.
    Can't wait to meet the lil guy and thanks everyone for taking the time to check out my crazy life :)

    -Hang in there my Dingleberries!

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Full Plate Part 1: Episode 1.1

    Baby Shower!!

    So I blogged a little yesterday about the upcoming shower. I'm excited to report, though terribly behind and feeling a wee bit overwhelmed, still.
    I've managed to nail down two of my crafts for the shower.
    Working on a baby cake and waiting on some tags for the jar.
    Check em out.
    ps.  Pinterest is pretty much AWESOME.

    A little note for baby Lou.

    and a little jar that I plan to finish filling with a sugar hand scrub as a little souvenir for all of the guest.
    I rock.
    I know!

    -Hang in there! 

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Full plate Part 1: episode one


    I've mentioned in my last post, among other things, that baby shower for Sissy MB was on my list of MUST DO!

    You would not believe how incredibly overwhelming and time consuming and  
     it is to plan, not only a baby shower but crafts for Bible School all the while finding out that not only did you plan the shower on the same day as
    1.  early registration for said Bible School. BUT
    2.  Mr MB has also neglected to mention this is also the same day  as the nephews THIRTEENTH BIRTHDAY!  Ahhhhh a major milestone and guess who won't be there!! 

    So all of that being said and out there. The baby shower, though stressful, is also pretty fun.  I remember being the host of her first baby shower, TEN years ago.  WE didn't do any of these new fun ideas that they have these days.  I'm sure they had these ideas ten years ago, bbuuuuut I didn't do them. I should have done them.
    I'm doing them this year:
    • Cute little party favors, 
    • cheesy little games for everyone.
    • I've invited friends and family.
    • It's going to be quite the shindig!
    I'm pretty excited! But it's back to work!! 

    -Hang in there!!


    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Hard times coming...

    Papa MB and I were texting today, I think the time may be approaching that we have to confront Mama MB's things.  Things in particular this time just so happen to be her clothing.

    I myself had requested a few items last year so that I could attempt to make some of those memory bears.  We haven't done it yet.

    Today he brought the subject up because my aunt has recently inquired on the matter as well. Turns out she would like to make a blanket or something like that.

    I don't know how it's going to be having to sit down and go through her things.  He asked me if I would like to wear any of her things, or if they would fit.

    I just don't know how I feel about this. I don't know what to do or even how to approach the issue. I don't think I'm ready.

    -Hang in there

    Project: Full Plate part 1

    E Monkey had his first watermelon this weekend. It was a lovely weekend, finally.  It seems a lot lately we're so busy and running wild. It was nice to just kind of hang out for  a minute. I found myself forcing myself not to run out to the car while my sister in law sat with the boy. I made myself walk and breath in some deep breaths.  He is by no means a handful or anything, yea that was a lie. E Monkey is ALL OVER THE PLACE, he's such a silly little monkey. I imagine you all can tell from all the photos I share though.

    Father's Day was good. I missed my Dad some, he decided just to go home and we went out to Mr MB's parents house for the day.  Which was nice, Pokey enjoys the pool and she was able to see her uncle.  Good times ..

    So to the point, I'm working on too many things right now, I'm sure blogging shouldn't be my thing at this moment, but it's a nice break from the work.  Besides it gives me time to get the ideas down somewhere, rather than lost with my next random thought.

    So my list, as if you care. But honestly I think my main goal in sharing is so that if some of you have a source or perhaps know of something that could help me .... You could forward that information my way, lol. See, it's working in two ways for me. Right?

    Top of the list:
    • My Sisters Baby Shower.... I haven't shared have I? My sister is expecting her third child. They've been blessed, it's a BOY.  I've warned her the best I can about how much of a mess they are. Unfortunately the Dr's have also told her little man has spinia bifida.  Very sad indeed but at this time, it's a mild case. It's a very small opening in his back,  he should be able to walk, suffer no bladder control issues and should not need shunts in his brain.  She's blessed indeed. 
    • Vacation Bible School.... I signed up to head the nursery class this year. It's exciting and a little overwhelming at times.  But thankfully Pinterest has helped me a lot with what few  ideas I can scrap together for the kids.  We probably won't have very many but  I think it will be OK.  A few is better than none and I know there will be atleast mine and the lady who is helping me :) 
    • Ya know someone said something the other day and it bothered me. Nothing unusual there right?  Well this to me seemed like something that could seriously harm someone in the long run. Just hurtful and almost abusive in nature.  Of course it's not my place to judge or even to say anything to this person. Who am I to tell someone how not to mistreat their children? Or how that sounded to me.  I don't know these people well enough to attempt to understand their, what seems to me, VERY DYSFUNCTIONAL relationship. Like I have all this room to talk though right?! That's been bothering me though, it really bothered me when I first seen/heard it, but it's just been hanging around for some reason.  It will pass soon enough I imagine.  People just don't know what they're doing sometimes I think. Either that or people are just really.....hard.
    • We have chickens .... Did I tell you?  The MB family has THREE chickens. I won't explain in detail because Mr MB was really negative about the whole reason behind my chickens, but whaetevs. A MB can't care for long, right?  It's my little work in progress, but we're making it work
     It may be a bit easier by the end of this to understand the messes I get myself into these days.  So we got this chicks, around Easter, long story. So now I have chickens, three of them and they're all girls. So my new intentions are to utilize these chickens for food purposes.  As you can tell by their living quarters... There is still work to be done. 

    Nightmare!!  At times I'm like OK strike that, I will just continue to buy my eggs at Kroger and be done with it.  Geez. 

    • Next up... My cloth diaper addiction. Luckily I've satisfied that addiction and it's safe to say .. I AM DONE BUYING CLOTH DIAPERS.  My name is Monkey Butt and I am not an addict!!!  :)  But now, I've got this great idea ... I can have more monkeys, use those cloth diapers for those monkeys and then start making cloth diapers at home and sell them!! It's a genius idea isn't it!?!?!?!

    So this post is getting rather long .... from what I've read on best blog tips ever, yea I made that up. But seriously it told me I shouldn't write long blog posts, because people are in a hurry and don't have time for it.... go figure.

    So if you've made it this far...You're a true Dingleberrie.  Thank you for Hanging in There. I'm going to end up with a series on this project: Full Plate ...

    To be Contd.

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    It's not just superstition!

    Well here we are, another Friday 13th. Which in times past I've posted a post with a clipping from the local newspaper here.  I had it hanging on my desk for years, but I've gotten rid of pretty much everything now. With the exception of some new artwork from my niece and the kiddos school photos.  So this time I've found something more interesting for you.  Hope you enjoy.  Just FYI don't go camping at the lake or anything!  Just sayin! So here we go check out this Friday 13th!

    Real fear

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    The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia - "Frigg" is the Norse goddess whom Friday is named after and "triskaidekaphobia" means the fear of "13". It's also known as paraskevidekatriaphobia, partly from the Greek word Friday. It is a real fear - some people who have this disorder are even too afraid to say the words “Friday the 13th”. Others avoid flying on a plane, going to work, or even getting out of bed. According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, millions of Americans are afraid of Friday the 13th. Symptoms of this fear range from mild anxiety and a nagging sense of doom to full-blown panic attacks.

    Hang in there!