Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SAG Awards honor Betty White

I am a huge fan of Betty White. Have been since I was about 7 years old and watched "The Golden Girls" for the first time. I immediately was drawn to the Betty White character of Rose Nyland for the simple reason that she spoke about St. Olaf and I knew where that was. It is still one of my favorite shows to watch in reruns on Lifetime and WE tv.I bought the "Mary Tyler Moore show" DVD set so I could see Betty White in it. I watched "Boston Legal" because she was in it. And now I am contemplating watching the "Bold and the Beautiful" because she has a stint on it. So I was ecstatic to read that the Screen Actors Guild was going to honor her with the Lifetime Achievement Award and even more delighted when I read that Sandra Bullock (my other favorite actor) was going to present it. I think Sandra Bullock was great in her introduction of Betty White and that the SAG did a great job showcasing Betty White's career. The only thing I don't understand is how it took 60 years for her to get this.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Great Gallon Give

I love milk. My daughter loves milk. My son loves milk. So much so that I buy about 4-5 gallons of milk a week. There is a great promotion going on right now here where even if you don't win milk for a year you do get a coupon for a BOGO of COOL is that?!?!?!? Plus everytime you "Pass a gallon" on facebook $1 will go to Feeding America to help families in need. It may seem like a silly game to you and you can only "pass" 4 gallons a day but if you do that and get 4 of your friends to get 4 of their friends and so on it could really help out this great foundation. Thanks to Freebies4Mom for this heads up

Haitian Tragedy

On January 12, 2010, at 4:53 p.m. EST, Haiti was struck by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake, the country's worst in over 202 years.[22] The epicenter of the quake was just off the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, sparking a tsunami watch for parts of the Caribbean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.[23]

Widespread damage has been reported from the quake, with many buildings near the capital collapsing due to poor structural design. The capital city was largely destroyed. The Associated Press first reported that a hospital had collapsed. The Presidential palace was badly damaged, but the President unhurt. The quake had a reported magnitude of 7.1, with the focus being about 6 miles (10 km) underground

If you have any extra money lying around, I implore you to give to this small country that has dealt with enough strife to last a lifetime. Below are some of the ways you can donate:

Red Cross

Wyclef Jean's foundation

If you don't have the funds necessary to give money then give blood if you can, every little bit helps.

Keeping all of the victims, survivors, and those yet to be found in my family's thoughts and prayers and hugging my children a little bit tighter.

Friday, January 8, 2010

To nap or not to nap?

Dear 3 year old,

Please stop arguing with me when I tell you it's time to nap. Please don't tell me that you're not tired, that you just want to play for a bit more. Please don't start to whine and make the word please a much longer word than it is with the emphasis on the "a". Please just listen to me and take a nap. Otherwise you will be doing this when it's time to eat as you are doing now.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


2010 Resolutions

The year I finally shed my post baby weight (remember Daniel just turned 1)
The year I finally start cooking meals for my family instead of letting the friendly people of Mickey D's do that for me
The year I finally get caught up on my laundry (never mind that in almost 5 years of marriage, I have yet to be caught up on this)
The year I finally stop eating fast food.

Ok so maybe the last one will be attainable for me. I have a feeling that I would save so much money (and my body so much heartache) if I could just give up my junk food habit. So with that said I'm starting my resolution today that I'm going to (try, really really try) give up fast food.

There it's written down and therefore set in stone.

PS Is pizza considered fast food?