Saturday, December 29, 2007

Vehicular Modifications!

We have a 1995 Ford Taurus, and it is showing it's age. A lot! In the summer we tried to take it camping, and pulled a very tiny tent trailer almost forty miles - then te engine over heated and we were stuck on the side of the road. Then we had to get all new tired and new brakes in the rear becuase they had seized up.

On the 22rd of December our car decided to have the front brakes fail - while I was driving on the highway with Stuperman! We had to replace those on the 27th - that was the soonest we were able to get into the city!

Sure we save a lot on labor becuase Hubs and his dad do all of the repairs, but the parts part is getting pretty expensive. I wonder how long until we are forced to replace it? We need a car that works reliably because Hubs works in the city - a fifteen minute drive there and back five days a week.

We are crossing fingers toes and elbows that the car will last just two and a half more years. Then Stuperman will be in school full time and I can get a part time job. A part time job would pay well enough that we could meet a car payment but at the same time, wouldn;t pay so much that it would reflect on our taxes!

I know that Hubs wants a sporty car, with heated seats and car spoilers and the like, But I really miss our van and If I was the decided in the type of vehicle, We would get a van in a heartbeat!


Dammit! The bank pisses me off! OMG

So a few days ago I checked the balance left on our mortgage and giggled and laughed with hubs! You see, after our regular payment yesterday our balance would be under 90,000. That's damn cool!

Today I logged in and checked the balance, ready to shout gleefully, only to flip out. Even though we paid our mortgage - and have in fact never missed a payment, even though it was SUPPOSED to slide out of the 90's, we are still in the 90's. By 121.00 in fact.

I KNOW that the killer part of having a mortgage is the interest and that the lower the balance gets the faster it gets paid off because the amount you are getting charged interest is lower but still! I'm ticked off!

I might as well look into buying some used cisco. At this rate, thats the only thing we will be able to afford!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Cars - Sigh

Our car was made in 1994. or 5. I forget which one. In any case, it is old. And falling apart. Last night I Was very board and decided to take Stuperman and head to the city for coffee. All was fine going there - the brakes seemed a little off, but it's winter, everything is slippery then.

Unfortunately, the brakes failed completely on the way home. NO worries, This was not my first experience with no brakes, so after I calmed down, Me and Teh Baby were fine. We coasted to a stop.

Teh Baby did learn a new four letter word beginning with F though..

In any case, when we went to my dads today for Christmas Part Teh One, We took my In laws car. Never even thought to check that the trunk was empty for bringing home things!

After turkey and dessert, Hubs went to load up the trunk with all of our loot and the darn thing was half filled with stuff. One smart thing was a shovel and a travelpro suitcase filled with emergency roadside supplies.

I should get some things together for our car so that when the brakes are fixed we are all set to go!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Laugh of the day!

Generally, whenever we get into the car to go somewhere the kids ask where we are going, nine out of ten times we respond with "Crazy".

we usually end up either at the grocery store, or coffee.

This morning Stuperman (3.5) was sitting on the living room couch singing a song about a birdy who poops on heads. Over and over and over.

I said "Stuperman, You're crazy!"

To which he replied, in all seriousness "Mom, Crazy is a store"


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Spring Training Starts!

Have you ever gotten Boston Red Sox Spring Training tickets?

On the norm, I find watching sports on the television utterly boring! All of that changes the minute you are out in the stands, Hot dog in one hand, Pop in the other.

I think it would be awesomely exciting to be able to attend a spring training session, watch the guys get ready for the new season, and more importantly, be able to check out the new rookies!

I think that going to a training session would be great for the boys to see as well. They have very little interest in organized sports, neither of them want to join the teams around town.

Maybe if they could see the action live, they would perk up a bit!

Christmas Holidays

Today was Blue Boys last day of school until the eight of January. Rainbow Man And Hubs both go to school slash work tomorrow and then they are off until the second of January.

In a way I am looking forward to it, but then again, this is the first time in a long while I will have all three boys at home for an extended period of time in a while.

Since summer to be exact.

I let Rainbow man stay home form school on Tuesday or Wednesday - all the days run together in my life - he was sick - a really sore throat, but he is like me, early AM and late PM his throat is sore and he coughs, but he was fine by eleven that day and then he got off the couch and played.

I just was not used to the noise levels!

Pee ess: what do we do with Smokey the wonder pup Christmas Morning? She will howl if we lock her in her kennel for the unwrapping, but if she is out, she will eat EVERYTHING!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dogs are NOT cute when they are sick

Yesterday Smokey The Pup ate a gingerbread man and a container of Sour cream. Not the sour cream - she ate the plastic container.

This morning, she is puking up yesterdays transgressions and it is beyond disgusting.

Why does she feel that she needs to be on the couch to throw up? the floor is way easier to clean up!

Although, I have to say I am happier to see the plastic bits coming out this end, as opposed to the other end.....

Monday, December 17, 2007

*giggle* I'm so sneaky

Well. I lasted until 11:15 this morning before having my first smoke.

I'm such a loser!

Our video of the foam mattress commercial is up at Where Was I ( Link in the side bar)

Although I find the word Stressmas hilarious I do not find The holidays to be stressful.

I love the holiday season.

I wrote SNACKAGE on the shopping lists and therefore my diet has been crucified.

I'm pretty tired. What are the chances of all the kids having a nap this afternoon so I can too?

SQUEEE the Christmas Concert is tomorrow!!

Did youlike my WTF bullet list with NO bullets?

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Making Movies

So we are almost done taping all of the parts of the commercial we are maming about memory foam mattress for bed in a box.

I am pretty excited about how it is going, but I will wait to see the clips on the computer monitor and until the editing is done before I get too, too excited!

Our Star in the video Is Rainbow Man. He is quite the little actor, and is always willing to improvise and improve on his lines.

I need to convince Hubs to stop the obsessive TV watching for a few minutes to tape the last part, so later vader!


I have to get a bunch of posts up, so sorry for exploding your feed readers. Speaking of feed readers, how many of you are having issues with the Bluepaintred feeds?

Anyways. I have to find a way to work the link car covers into a sentence.

How bout : The car covers the blood stains on the driveway.

Ok no, I;m kidding. But speaking of car covers, I don't need one, but the people who live in our old apartment building sure do. See we had this nice big shady tree to park under. It was great. Until the season change, when all of these sticky seed type things started falling off the tree.

It was horrible. We had to scrub for hours to get them off!


As I said in the post before, we went shopping today. You see, every two weeks, the Saturday After Payday, we go grocery shopping. Other than that day, we do not go shopping. If it was not on the list, then too bad, so sad.

We do buy milk and gas - but the kids need milk and the car needs gas and you cannot buy those items bulk.

So on the list in big bold letters today, I wrote : SNACKAGE

For the last week and a half I have just been insanely craving snack items, but since they were not bough shopping, too bad, so sad.

Today I bought three different types of chips, flavored crackers and three boxes of Christmas Chocolates.

I am SO addiced to Christmas Chocolates that my husband remarked I will need to go to a drug rehabilitation center after Christmas to get over my addiction!

I told him to STFU.

What happens at the mall, Stays at the mall

Today was quite the day. I talked about something BIG happening at Casa Del Bluepaintred over here. It's actually quite saddening.

But before all of that happened, Me and Hubs had spent soem time in the Malls doing our shopping. Not Stressmas shopping, but our normal every two week grocery shopping.

We did stop at a kiosk in the mall and pick up some touchable bubbles for the boys, but they are wicked cool, so whenever I see them I pick them up. The fun started when we were waiting in line to pay. A big, burly guy, more lumberjack than metrosexual was ahead of us. His pending purchase was hidden from view - deliberately. He had his hand over one end, and his wallet over the other end.

Normally, I don't care what people are buying, but when they try and hide it, then I get curious. I knew he would have to reveal it when he went to pay for it, so I waited paitently.

Silly men!

His purchase was one of those desk calenders. You know, with a page a day. The shocking part? It was called 365 HUNKS.


When I saw it I was tempted to ask him if he was a top or bottom, but then I might have needed the services of a personal injury lawyer!

Live in Raleigh? here's a link to a Raleigh personal injury lawyer

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Winter sucks : reason eight hundred and thirty nine

I know that my weight gain is a huge part of why my health is failing so quickly. My back is sore becuase my tummy is too fat. My feet and joints are sore from carrying this extra thirty pounds around. And yet? For seven or eight months of the year, to go outside and walk around the block I would be risking frostbite - of the lungs and extremities.

I don't have the money for a gym pass, and if I did, I have three small boys who have needs. I am not saying I never leave the house, but I do only go out once or twice a month, and that is after they go to sleep.

No a gym membership is out.

So the only thing I can thing of is to get some sort of elliptical machine. I know for a fact that when I have my iPod on I can tune out everything, I spend a lot of nights sewing that way, and you would be surprised at how fast the work goes when there is good music to listen too.

I have a room all set up for an elliptical machine too. All that is in this room is my sewing machine and the dogs kennel, so I would be able to exercise and take some time to myself without the nose and the constant I wants of the kids.

What do you think? Have you bought an exercises machine and then watched it collect dust or did you put it to use and watch your inches melt off?


Its like mother nature hates me.

In the last hour we have had an inch and a half of that hateful frozen white stuff. Just yesterday I killed my back getting rid of all the snow. My driveway sidewalks and steps were spotless. And now I cannot see where they start and the road begins.

Really there is no point in me telling hte eight year old to go and shovel when it is still pouring down from the clouds. He would have half of it done, look back and the part he had already done would be covered again.

But I really hate having the snow there. It gets dragged in on boots and makes a mess of my mat, and it is a hazard when Smokey has to go and she runs really fast.

No matter how much it bugs me to see it out there I refuse to shovel it myself. I just can't.

omg bullets

  • you have no idea how sore my back is. No. Idea
  • I am very excited that tonight is BFF Kissys Birthday. More for the fact I will get to see her than the fact it is her birthday
  • Hubs forgot to take out the trash this morning so I had to.
  • This is bad because of bullet number one
  • I will not shovel now again this year by the way.
  • either Mr. Eight year old can do it and get paid like he said he would OR it won't get done. Their choice
  • I have a little hand held massager. Last night I was sitting on teh couch with it pressed against the small of my back.
  • The dog is terrified of it.
  • I need to start spending less time online becuase sitting here is making my back hurt more.
  • Anyone know if those creams for sore backs actually work?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Shutter Bug

I take a LOT of pictures. LOTS. You all see maybe ten percent of them online. Quite a few of my photos suck monkey balls and are deleted immediately. Some are really good, and still more, I spend hours playing with the lighting and the colors of the photo in the in camera editor.

I take pictures of the pictures the kids make.

I take pictures of the Smokey Pup...

A LOT of pictures of the Smokey Pup!

And of course I take a lot of pictures of the boys!

And the silly things they do too!
(Mr.Eight year old wrote "Hi my name is bread" In the butter)

My problem is my digital camera battery. I am not sure if it is becuase I take so many pictures, or if it is all the digital editing I do right on the camera, but I seem to be recharging it at least every three or four days.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Don't be Scared!

Bluepaintred is showing a 404 right now, and thats OK.

It might be showing a 404 error for two whole days and thats OK too.

Trust me, I have nobody working on it and it will all work out in the end!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Wow. Look at all the dust!

So I haven't even loaded Paint up in days and days! Whats wrong with me?

I have decided to begin anew the game of weffriddle.

It should make for some interesting and curse filled posts to come.

If you are looking for Weffriddles, feel free to click, BUT fair warning. FAIR WARNING, weffiriddles is very addictive.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Ahh yes. Winter

Last night brought us five new inches of snow, freezing rain, and a flu bug.

So far as I know, only one of us has it, and he has been segregated onto the couch with a Scooby Doo movie and a bucket.

I have my fingers crossed that the baby wakes up fine. He tends to be a follower in matters of germs. If one of us has it, he has it too. I have a feeling it is his unbridled passion for kissing that does it.

It is times like this that I am glad that by the age of one the kids all had been taught how to aim for a toilet or a bucket. I would hate to try and scrub puke from the floors!

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Everyone is talking what to do about getting page rank back from google. Or if not gettin gpage rank back, what to do about the loss of it.

I have no idea what to do about it so I am sitting tight and doing absolutly nothing.

I deleted all the paid posts on BPR, all nine of them LOL, and resubmitted that blog to the google spiders, but if they refuse to return my pagerank, so be it!

Where Was I?

Lange Sohne.

Am I the only one who feels a bit left out when I hear words like that Lange Sohne is a brand of watches I know nothing about. I do not know about anything fashionable if you need to know the truth!

Some days I read blogs where girls are talking about designer jeans and Prada purses and I kinda wonder, where was I when they were passing out all this girl knowledge stuff?

I bet I was in the line for coffee.

Kids these days

My son is trying to save up money. I have no idea what for and he only has four dollars so far (although I foresee a bit more in the near future what with his three loose teeth)

This afternoon it was only about minus fifteen so the kids were sent out to play while we put away the groceries. One one of the trips out I found my five year old trying to sell real estate.

Seems the neighbor kids have used up most of the Usable snow in their front yard and wanted some of ours (YES!! Please!! Take it ALL) and Mr. Blue Boy was trying to sell the front yard for a dollar.


oh man plus le sigh

So it is quite obvious I love me some coffee. But lately? Coffee hasn't been tasting so good. I dunno if it is my coffee pot or me, but it seems that half an hour after I brew a pot the coffee tastes Super Burnt. AKA it sucks.

It's not as though I am asking the pot to make me a Jura capresso, is it?

I kind of wonder if it doesn't have something to do with this:

About two weeks ago, I went to turn the pot back on, it has a two hour shut off timer, which is the reason we bought it, we can never EVER remember to turn off the pot. The night I went to turn it back on, the button would not depress. It was broken!

I took it to my in-laws, three doors down, grabbed a new coffee pot from their storage room, and left my broken one for my FIL to fix.

Two days later, the coffee pot was back on my cupboard, button fixed, but ever since then... the strange saga of burning coffee has started..

I just can't win, can I?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

*lazer sounds* PewPewPew

I was wondering. how come the only pop up s I seem to get are those for free wall paper and for poker sites?

I can remember when I used to get sex ones and other.. less tasteful ones all the time. Dose the computer think I am too old to handle a XXX pop up? Does it think I will have a heart attack at the keyboard at the sight of naked boobs?

Cus I won;t you know. I'm not that old you know.

And I;m not saying that I want more pop ups, its just that I get seriously tired of the same ones popping up over and over and over again.

I'm not sure if Hubs had put a pop up blocker on this computer or maybe my browser (firefox) has a built in popup blocker, but even if he did or the browser does, how does it decide what pop ups I deserve to see?


Friday, November 23, 2007

Digital Age

I remember when to see a risque magazine you had to ask the clerk at the desk for one. NOw you walk into any convenience store and they are all sitting there in plain view.

Oh sure, Play Boy and Play Girl and Maxim and all of those are wrapped in plastic so that curious eight year olds who escape from their mother to go drool over the girls can't just open them up and go from a PG education to a XXX one in minutes, but still.

The girls on the cover, I feel are teaching boys the wrong thing. The maxim lighting and generous photoshopping skills make the girls look perfect. Not a single flaw to be found. So the boys will grow to men looking for this perfect woman, but they are not going to find her on this side of a magazine!

They are going to measure every girl they see against the unattainable false perfection ones and find them lacking. Eventually they will "settle" for one, but always feel like there is something better out there, and girls are going ot continue to get unnecessary cosmetic procedures to try and look like the cover girls. But it;s impossible without digital alteration.

Sometimes I hate that I was born in this digital age.


So... ask me how that no/low carb thing is going. Go ahead I dare you.

No? No takers?

That's OK, it's my blog, I'll tell ya anyway.

It's going bad. Very bad.

You see, the apples in the crisper are slightly mushy. I'm not an apple fan to begin with so having even the slightest mush to them makes them absolutly disgusting to me. And other than fruit, what am I supposed to eat sans carb in the morning?

Toast is out. And so are egs and bacon cus I am damn well not trying to handle an oven that early in the morning. If I can light my microwaveable porridge on fire, then who knows what I would do with an actual stove.


And then? the chimichongas in the freezer? they are sitting there screaming my name. begging for me to put them out of their frozen misery and eat them!

I'm doing really good at the whole no candy and cookie thing, as well, I put a really tiny spoon in the sugar so my coffee is not so sweet.

Next weekend, when we go shopping I will stock up on celery and carrots and crisp apples, see if that helps.

But for now? I refuse to get discouraged and chow down on the mini chocolate bars in the kids' bags.

And the chips I got tonight for the movie were carb free. After I used a permanent marker to cross that line out in the Nutritional Facts, that is.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

That's it! I've had enough!

Starting today I am going back on the LOW to NO carb diet. When I was on it last time I lost ten lbs in a month (YAY) I went off it becuase I was craving bread so badly. Once I fell off the wagon so to speak, I never climbed back on.

In addition. On Tuesdays and Thursdays - I only have the baby - I will do that stupid exercise tape while the baby has his bath - Baby is almost four, he is safe in the tub alone so stfu pls.

I'm tired of the excuses I give myself. Now it's time to act.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

So all you peeps int he US are busy getting ready for the big day tomorrow. Turkey and all the fixins. Then relaxing in front of the TV with some football , unless you were lucky enough to get Super Bowl tickets.

I'm Planning on making some honey garlic sausage and some potatoes and corn for our dinner. You need to remember that us Canadians had our Thanksgiving in October. We went to my dad's and had a wonderful time and a wonderful meal.

I hope you take one minute to really think about all the good in your life, thats what Thanksgiving is for after all, no matter how good (or bad) the Turkey is!

Sa-Wheet! (long post - grab coffee)

I was asked by Learning Resources, a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational toys and materials for use by parents and in the classroom, if I wanted to review one of their products. I of course, jumped at the chance. Yesterday I got not one, but three cleverly designed teaching devices disguised like toys in the mail.

First up is the educational game Spill Your Guts. With 90 true and false questions, a body operating tray and eleven cleverly crafted organs, What eight year old boy wouldn't want to learn more about how his body works?

Aside from the traditional game, played with the true and false cards,on the back page of the instruction pamphlet are three more game ideas.

The best part about this game is that parents can join in and not be board out of their tree becuase they know all of the answers. You can also play in teams so that younger siblings can join in the fun! Just be careful they don't chomp down on the jelly bean looking Kidneys!

Opening the next box we found the GEARS!GEARS!GEARS! Motorized lights & Action bucket.
First. A bit of background on my five year old son. He takes things apart - Bathroom sinks, chairs, doors, my radio - He is able to put them all back together in the right order, but seldom does. GEARS! offers him the chance to make all sorts of things - without breaking my things!

With 121 pieces, including glow in the dark stickers, a power motor and lights, he is limited only by his imagination! When he is done, the bucket makes a handy storage container!

And last of all, For the three year old set, The interactive Jump `N' Jam Jungle - Electronic Talking Play Mat. First let me say this - it HAS a volume control. (One of the first things I check when it comes to noise making toys is if i can turn it down when I need too.) The Jump `N' Jam operates on 4 AA batteries, but don't worry! If there has been no movement for five minutes, it powers down automatically.

My three year old went wild over this one. The Jump '`N' Jam can be played on the floor (with feet) or on the table top (with hands), and has FIVE games; Guess Me, Follow Me, Sound Safari, Memory Match and What's Next? to choose which game you want to play you push the GAME button. Each time you hit the button it will say the name of the game, making it easy for a child of three to pick without asking mommy to help over and over and over.

The Jump `N' Jam, besides being insanely fun - yes even I tried it out - teaches the pre-school set colors and sounds, sharpens reflexes and follow simple instructions.

After looking over and playing with three different toys from three different age groups I feel confidant in saying that Learning resources offers high quality educational toys. I made a point of checking the toys for durability. There is nothing worse than a toy that gets broken a week after it is bought. The Toys from Learning Resources are made to last and my boys had no idea they were learning as they played!!

Learning Resources: Mom's Grade A+

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

No mail AND almost run over - great day!

Yesterday our new mailing address was activated. I waited until today to check for mail :o) but


there was no mail.

On the way back to the house we passed the neighbor. He is an elderly gentleman. He was getting into his truck, but paused long enough to say hi to me and the baby. He got into his vehicle and we continued to walk past his house - behind his truck. Maybe fifteen seconds has passed since he had said hello.

The truck starts up, but I am not worried. He said hi, he knows we are behind his vehicle.

Or does he?

The reverse lights came on and the truck started to back up. I let go of the baby's hand and pushed him into our driveway, past the neighbors truck and banged on his tailgate at the same time.

He stopped.

Stuperman was crying on the driveway where I had pushed him. He looked up at me and said "It's slipily! you havfta hold my hand!"

IMO - If you cannot make the connection between watching someone walk behind your vehicle and the fact that if you drive you will hit them, you are too old - or stupid - to drive

Monday, November 19, 2007

MIssing Phone calls

We bought our phone about eight months ago, and it is interfering with our wireless router. If I am online and someone calls, I will lose connection, same if I call someone while online.

This bugged me up to the point when we realized why we were losing connection, now I just deal with it.

This morning I got a phone call And I missed it. I am not sure how I missed it, I have been home all morning and it is a call I would have answered. It got me thinking about answering machines. About eight years ago we had an answering machine and I loved it when people left messages. Our very first answering machine recording we had was that of our first baby full out giggling.

I used to walk past the machine and press the button just to hear him giggle again - and of course when the real life baby heard the laughing machine he would laugh too which made me laugh!

Our answering machine was lost or broken so long ago I have no idea what actually did happen. I have a vague recollection of giving it away becuase one of our phones had a built in answering machine... but that might have been a dream.. the fact is, we are often home - or at least one of us are- so we don't really need one.

Except in cases like this where I would have loved to know more about the call I missed!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sneaky Sneaky

When I met my husband we both had checking accounts at the same bank. Then when we got a place to rent that wasn't an apartment and meant we had to drive somewhere to pay the rent, we decided to be lazy and open a savings account in both our names so we could write checks off it.

See where I am going with this?

I still find it really really odd that our bank let us open a savings account for CHECKS. Aren't savings accounts for not spending and checking accounts for .. you know? Checks?

Princess Phil and the Golden spoon

One day Princess Phil desperately wanted a bowl full of ice cream. She went to her royal mom to ask, but the Queen was busy with her maid getting ready for a royal ball to be held that night.

Princess Phil tromped down the castle stairs rather sulkily in search of the King. Surely he would help in her royal princessy quest!

Unfortunately the King was Busy with his tailor being fitted with a new suit for the royal Ball to be held that night.

Princess Phil Stomped her royal foot and gnashed her royal teeth and even that did not help her get a bowl of ice cream.

Off she tromped to the royal kitchen to ask the cook.

The cook was very busy with preparations for the Meal to be eaten during the Royal Ball that was to be held that night, but she took pity on Poor Princes Phil and handed her a golden spoon.

Princess Phil, she said, If you can scoop out ice cream with this princess worthy golden spoon, than ice cream you shall have. However. If you cannot scoop out a bowl full of ice cream, you shall have to wait until after you have had your royal dinner!

Princess Phil was sure she would be able to scoop many scoops of wonderful ice cream into her princessy bowl and happily trotted off, her faithful friend rock, in her hand.

Little did Princess Phil know, Gold is very soft, and Ice cream is very hard. Each time Princess Phil tried scooping a scoop, her shiny golden spoon would bend and the ice cream would fall off.

But thats OK. There was Ice cream for dessert after the Royal Ball!

Today I :

  • Did Not do the dishes
  • I did sleep in
  • but not enough that I did not get the brat off to school
  • I did however go BACK to bed after sending him.
  • I watched a baby sleep.
  • Twice.
  • I drank a pot and a half of coffee
  • only
  • no really. Only a pot and half.
  • then I drank water
  • and a cuppa tea
  • I made a prank phone call
  • AND did not pee my pants from laughter while doing so.
  • I'm pretty sure my husband came close though.
  • I wrote about the prank cal on BPR
  • now I am typing here.
  • Soon I am going to bed.
  • *wink*Wink* knowwhatImean
  • I like bedtime

Friday, November 16, 2007

A few things Awesome

1. Today is November 16th. And there is NO SNOW ON THE GROUND! Sure we have had a few inches here and there, but they have melted for the most part. Its OMG wonderful! I know that the next snowfall is the one that will stay becuase it is too cold now for anything to melt. But still, We are used to minus 30 by this point and it wavers between minus two and minus 15. This rocks!

2. The baby is asleep. Not mine, My brothers! She has been little miss cranky pants since she got here this morning and I got tired of it, laid her on the couch with a blankie and thirty seconds later she was out like a light! Sweeeeet!

3. tomorrow is Saturday. I love weekends. A lot.

4. Hubs will be home soon and I love him more than weekends!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

In a New World

When you think about customizing something, I bet you think along the lines of Chrysler 300 accessories.

When I think about Customizing I think along the lines of peeing out of my finger. I saw a comedian do an act once, on TV, and one of his routines was all about what if we could pee from our finger. How simple would life be? Of course, finger food and hand shaking would be obsolete, but still, imagine the convenience!

Or what about little wheels implanted in our feet? We would be zipping everywhere. Kids would start off on four wheels and move on to two wheeled feet at, say, the age of ten.

Shopping at the mall? No more tired an achy feet!

Or how about a built in window squeegee for ... well.. no sense advertising ALL of my un-patented ideas!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mourn With me

Last night as I went to fill my cup with wonderful hot coffee, I noticed that the light on the pot was off. This is not a big deal, the coffee pot has a two hour timer for safety reasons.( It shuts off automatically after two hours.)

I pushed the ON button to turn it back on, but nothing happened. Well, thats not true. The button did not push in when I pushed it, which IS something, and that something told me


or uhm something like that...

Luckily I was able to divert disaster by calling my mother in law who is a hoarder of all things big and small. I recalled her telling me coffee pots had gone on sale a while back and she bough three of them. Nine at night And I was over there begging for a new coffee pot.

I am always so amused when I go int heir basement storage room, Jumbo size tins of coffee - a lifetimes supply. Dog treats when they have no dog, ten huge packages of socks, each holding enough pairs to cover a twenty feet, there was even a set of Nike golf clubs. That one made me laugh out loud because neither of them golf.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Princess Phil And her Royal Rock

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Phil. Yes, I did say Phil. No her name is not short for anything, it is just Phil. A little once upon a time girl named Phil. Why is this such a big deal? When star parents name their kids Apple and KumQuat, no one cares, Why can Princess Phil have Phil for a name?

In any case, once upon a time there was a little girl named Phil. She was a princess in the Kingdom of Scream A Lot. She had no brothers and no sisters, and her best friend was a rock.

Princess Phil loved to carry her rock with her wherever she went and could often be seen with her rock in her princessy pocket or in her grubby princessy hand.

One day Princess Phil woke up and Her best friend rock was no where to bee seen. This was a tragedy of untold proportions becuase Princess Phil was the champion Screamer of the the Kingdom of Scream A Lot.

Eventually, Everyone went deaf from her screaming and Rock was found in the toy box fast asleep.

The End

Or something

My Car Sucks

We have a 96 Ford Taurus with almost 400k on it. It used to be white, but now it is rather rust colored. The Check Engine light keeps coming on and worst of all, the weather striping on the door has shrink so I get rain and freezing wind in on MY side. Add in the fact that it guzzles gas faster than my baby guzzles milk and you will soon realize it is cheaper to buy a new car than to try and fix all the existing problems in our crappy car!

With I can get Honda Car Quote, or any other make of car. In fact, I can get two quotes at wholesale prices by letting dealers compete for your business!

Best of all? Its FAST and Free!

Having Company

As much as I complain, there ARE benefits to having company:

  • Finally there is someone here to play card games with me.
  • They help with the children
  • I am not the only one in the house who knows how to make coffee now.
  • When the husband is at work, I still have adults to talk to
  • I had help with the dishes today.

I am sure there are other things, but right now it is way too noisy here to hear myself think, much less type out reasons it is good to have company who are incredibly NOISY!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Le Sigh

So I finally got time to clean out the closet that we store all of our outerwear in. It still had summer coats and sandals in it. This means we had no room for the WINTER clothes in it.

This afternoon I sent all of the summer sandals and coats out to the garage with my husband to store over winter. He came back in, with all of the stuff becuase there wa sno reoom in the garage for them. What I really need is some garage cabinets. Then I would not have a pile of coats and shoes tossed in the corner of my room!


Is it mean that I make my cat do the Kitty cat dance all the time? She hates it with a passion, but I find it SO funny.

If you do not know what the kitty cat dance is, A - you live under a rock, and B type kitty cat dance into the search part of You Tube.

Besides, she gets her revenge every time I do it anyway. She sheds like and and I end up itching like mad

Allergies SUCK

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Cords and Cables and Wires! Oh My!

Check that out. I hate it. And the counter is worse, in my opinion becuase the cords are visible. To take this photo I had to open the doors on the little table thingy we use. Some days I feel like opening a bulk cable store, selling the cords off one by one and going to the casino with the proceeds.

But then I wise up and remember that without these annoying and unsigtly cables, I would have no internet.

Can't win, can I?

I've been thinking

Since the radio show is tomorrow(sunday the 11th, 6pm), not today, what kind of things do you want to know? Are there any deep and burning questions you have for me?

We don;t really live in igloos, but we do often build them for fun in the middle of winter.

I have been practicing taking American, but I don't think I will be successful.

Anyone want a shout out on the air? I am so willing!

Ohhh! Frequency is on, gotta go!

Saving Money

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I'm about to dye my hair. Last time Sponge Bob Dyed my hair she got it all over the counter and the dye ate the finish off.

Say a little prayer my house lives through this one!

Also. I'm co hosting a radio show on blog talk radio tonight. I don't know what me or what the link is so thats no help, but still, think good thoughts for me!

Pee ess: I'm really hungry

Choosing a Care Home

Our society is ageing at a rapid pace. Many people are waiting longer to have children, and many elderly are living longer because of advances in medical science. No matter the advances in medical science, we do age, and as we age, we have questions.

But. When the day comes that you cannot care for your aging loved one, how do you properly choose a
care home for them? You love them and want them to be looked after with the same love and care you wish you could provide.

BetterCaring is a dedicated service for anyone who needs answers to crucial questions about care for themselves or their loved ones. The site is easily navigated and allows you up to date news and views. You can search out and learn about Care homes in the UK. BetterCaring ensures that your loved one gets better care.

My dad is very close to that point with my grandmother. Right now it is still safe for her to be home, but soon, she will need daily care, and my father , working a full time job, will not be able to provide the level she will require.

I know that the decision to move grandma to a care home is agonizing my father. He needs to be sure that she will be loved in her new home, like we love her now.


Once again we spent the evening on the couch watching the movie 300. I am not sure what it is I love so much about this movie. The casually caustic remarks the Spartans make in the heat of a battle? The bare, muscled chests? Maybe it is the narrators voice, which - best casting decision Ever!

If you have not seen the movies 300 - based on a graphic novel (not quite sure what a graphic novel is, but the hubs is constantly reminding me of that fact) - you really need to get off your butts and rent it.

The first time we watched it, we saw it in a theater. I have never, EVER, wanted to turn around and head back into the movies and watch the same one over again. This should tell you it was an awesome show.

Friday, November 09, 2007


I had to dig out the big bag of mitts and touques today!

That really sucks.

Paint dropped in page rank to a ONE.

That REALLY sucks.

Bluepaintred dropped to a TWO.

I think I am going to cry.

Why deos Google hate me so much? Was it becuase I used Yahoo to search for It;s not my fault! Yahoo is my default homepage - It has news and links. Google just has a search bar! Sometimes it is just easier to use Yahoo.

I'm sorry Google, but you can kiss my ass. ( or, give me back my page rank in exchange for me kissing yours)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Dr. Google

I was on the internet last night trying to do some research about my recent loss of taste. I cannot taste anything after the first sip or bite, it becomes a sickly sweet taste instead. I hate it.

During my surfing I cam across some pictures of Bacterial Tonsillitis. So off I went into the bathroom with a flashlight and sure enough i have a white plug of what I assume is bacteria, exactly where Dr.Google said it would be.

I have a sore throat or a cough three weeks out of four, all year long. My tonsils often become inflamed, but I have never seen an actual doctor about it. Where I live you must have 12 diagnosed cases of tonsillitis in a 12 month period to have your tonsils removed, and with three kids? That is WAY too much of a hassle. Not to mention that should I feel ill, make an appointment, by the time I see my doctor, the symptoms would be gone. He has a two to three week wait time to get in to see him.

Don't bitch, He is an excellent doctor and a that makes him worth the wait.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Bullet List

Ahh Wednesday - Hump day

  • Today I took the middle one to the dentist.
  • He has four canker sores.
  • ouch
  • The three year old desperately wanted the dentist to look in his mouth too.
  • they were very busy so she would not.
  • I am going to make him an appointment.
  • I brush his teeth but he has never had a dental visit.
  • Think he is too young still?
  • Mr. Five year old gets headaches a lot lately.
  • on the days he goes to school and after watching movies mostly.
  • Last year at the optometrist, he was an 8/10,
  • Ten meaning he needs glasses.
  • He goes back in early January.
  • I think he will need glasses by then.
  • But that's OK, he looks really cute in them.
  • The oldest is doing poorly in school.
  • I am at a loss for what I can do to help him.
  • He is being good at home though.
  • Stranger than fiction I know.
  • My back hurts.
  • as per usual.


Today has been a day from hell. Put the horrendous computer issues I have been having together with the kids being little PITA's and you have me with my brain wanting to explode.

I had to take the middle one to the dentist, his gums were swollen and ouchy looking on the top - turns out he has FOUR canker sores! Of course the baby wanted a toy from the dentist, but they are really strict about "If you don't sit in the chair you do not get a toy" so he screamed until we got home and I distracted him with one of his own toys! The middle boy - the one who DID sit int he chair choose a sticky hand which is currently stuck on the roof.

I am waiting on some family to stop by and cursing the computer as I watch the clock.

now I think I have my computer issues all worked out - fingerscrossedreallytightly - so maybe, MAYBE my afternoon will go better than my morning!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


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    • Bad decision

      I very very rarely wear make up but yesterday for soem reason I did up my eyes, Eye Liner, mascara, the whole bit!

      I had fun putting it on and I felt good wearing it, but when i hopped into my nightly bath it was like it was melting off me. In it's defense, my bath was pretty darn hot!.

      BRB gonna make a cuppa tea.

      Ok Back.

      In any case last night my make up was running all over my face so when I got out of the bath I started to wash my face, like I always do, but I thought I would be smart and run soap just under my eyes, where most of the make up had dripped too.

      Then I blinked.

      The next half hour is a blur of water rinses and burning pain.

      Don't get soap in your eyes people. We were taught that as kids and out eyes don't turn magically impervious to the nasty side effects of soap just becuase we age!


      My sister(inlaw) and brother are coming to stay with us for a few days. They are bringing their almost two year old and their puppy. I am a bit nervous about the dog they are bringing becuase it is a male and ours is a female.

      They will be all right, right? Smokey is only 3 months old, she wont want to do anything like ...that? Will she?

      Monday, November 05, 2007


      I never thought I would say this but : Please! NO more chocolate! For the love of god take it away and hide it. I am so SICK of it but I cannot stop eating it!

      I am honestly TIRED of the way chocolate tastes!

      Please do not send a mob to stone me!


      We had dinner at the in laws tonight, ham. I like ham, but I do not love it, what I do love is not having to cook and clean for a meal. I mean honestly, who can say no to that?


      Rainbow Man brought home his report card today. It is dismal. I think he will fail grade three unless he shapes up and gets his butt into gear but hubs says his report card is that of a typical boy.

      He got A's in gym, but only three or four B's. The rest were C's and D's. Personally i would like to see nothing below and C at the worst of times, and at the best for everything to be B or more.

      Sunday, November 04, 2007

      Bad Credit Car Loans

      Here is the thing. You need a car to get to work. You need a job to pay for the car that you need to get to work. But what if your car breaks down? What if you don’t have a car. Worst of all what if the above happens and you have bad credit? It’s a vicious circle because without a car to get to work you cannot pay your bills and get good credit, but how does one go about getting Bad Credit Auto Loans?

      It is more likely that you will get one from a new car dealership than a used car dealership because franchised car dealer more often than not you will have more lenders competing for your High risk auto loan.

      Auto loans for Bad credit can do two things. The can, number one, ensure you have a car so that you can pay your bills b getting to work on time in a reliable vehicle and two, it looks really good on your credit report to make payments on a car and in the long term, an auto loan will help to improve our bad credit!

      A plan

      I set up a plan for a fall cleaning on my Blog where was I. I want to let the People who read Paint, but might not read Where Was I know about it too.

      The more people who know what my plans are, the more likely it is I will accomplish them!

      Feel free to head over to this post on Where was I and offer tips or words of encouragement!


      I think I am going to need them!

      Friday, November 02, 2007

      I love my boys

      Do you ever have those moments when you are just over come with a pure, almost tangible feeling of love for your children? Moments where you want to pick them up and crush them to you in a hug? Times that you look up from whatever mundane task you are doing, only to see their little heads bent close together playing a game or looking at a book.

      This comes in handy when it is time to clean out the bathroom sinks!

      Cus seriously, their cuteness is the only reason they survive, alive, me having to scrape dried up toothpaste off. Again

      This is not a complaint

      I slept good last night.
      I woke up actually awake and ready to start the day.
      This is news because I generally wake up, go to the couch, lay down and doze until the kids wake up.
      I have to drag myself off the couch to get them clothed and fed and make lunches.
      And I am very grouchy on those mornings.

      So last night I slept good and this morning I am awake. It's shocking how much better our day will go when you get sleep. I wonder if it has anything to do with the multi vitamin I started taking last week? When I had my blood work done up the results came back that I was low on iron, and I know iron deficiency will make you tired. So maybe?

      Thursday, November 01, 2007

      Need Cash Fast?

      If you are pressed for money and don’t get paid until the end of the week, what can you do? Ask you mom or your cousin? Maybe you can ask that cute girl down the street for a loan. Leaves a bad taste in your mouth, doesn’t it? Why not contact PaDay loands for a Payday Loan Quotes?

      PayDay loans are short term loans designed just to get you through until your next paycheck comes through. Payments on the loan can be electronically deposited and repaid from your checking account on mutually agreed upon dates.

      Oh Noes!

      Call me slow, I don't care, but this JUST occurred to me.

      What one earth do I do to keep Smokey out of the Christmas tree?

      Yea, I have been posting up a storm about Christmas savings and Christmas Wish lists, but an image of Smokey trying to climb our tree had not once popped into my head!

      We usually put our tree up the first Saturday of December, but this year? Could get risky!

      There is no spot in my living room for me to put it where I can block it with a couch and a gate is just not practical. But then, having the dog eat the Christmas gifts isn't practical either!

      I refuse to go without a tree. But I think maybe this year we will put it up on the 20th!

      You have until then to give me tips on this matter.

      And now, for the conclusion

      A little while ago I wrote a post about Meow Mix, the sweet, lovable, people person cat that has been hanging around our block for the past few weeks.

      Jason, from the town office here, just came by and picked her/him up to take her/him to the pound.

      Meow Mix is an absolutely adorable cat, and If I could afford her I would adopt her in a heartbeat, but I can't. Our town has an no kill shelter so I know that MM will be fine. In fact, I hazard a guess that she will either claimed or adopted within the month. She is just to ... adorable, not to be!

      Open mouth; Insert Foot

      Other alternative titles could be :

      I just lost one of her nine lives
      Shocking around the Block

      For the past two or three weeks a cat has been visiting us. She/he is all black, floofy and NICE. this is a cat who has known a human's love and basked in it. I have been calling this Cat meow Mix. If you call her, she comes immediately, full of meow talk and purring. She climbs in your lab and starts her milky paws going and oh man, she drooools! Meow Mix has no Collar with tags.

      In any case. Meow Mix is sweet lovable cat. Yet, each time we see her, her fur is a little less shiny, a little more matted up. She was immaculate the first time we played with her. Last night when she wandered into the yard we shut her in the garage. I fed and watered her and filled the bottom of a box with litter for her.

      Halloween night, even if you live in a small town, is no place for a pure black kitty - especially one who comes when called.

      In the morning we released Meow Mix, in hopes that there is an owner somewhere wondering why her cat did not eat the food she had set out.

      I went off on a tangent with the Husband last night about how, when you get a pet, you are in charge of its welfare. You cannot let them roam around at will becuase who knows what will happen! How dare these people Do this to that poor little cat?

      So that brings us to about eleven O'clock this morning. I took Smokey the Pup out to potty - that means chase leaf! Jump on tree branch! Carry Stick! Bark at leaf! Eat the Leaf!Eat the Leaf! Bark! Where did the leaf go? *cocks head to side* Oh well! Pee!

      So in between the carrying the stick and the digging under the steps I looked behind me and almost died. There was my Tigger, happy as you please, sneaking under the neighbors steps. Smokey is straining on her leash in the opposite direction and WILL run far and fast away if I let go and Tigger is romping in the other direction.

      I was terrified to move fast for fear she would run and I would never catch her. I was worried Smokey would see Tigger and run for her, scaring Tigger into running off to never to be seen again land and most of all I was absolutely confused as to HOW Tigger had gotten out of the house!

      Needless to say, I caught Tigger, and This Saturday I will be purchasing her her own collar and tags, just incase she ever gets out and we do not catch her. With the proper tags, if someone finds her, they will have a way to contact us at least.

      Noon came, I went to the back door to feed Tigger. It was standing wide open, I have no idea how or why it was open. Maybe I did not latch it properly during Smokey's Early morning Piddle.

      Now I wonder if something like this happened with Meow Mix and her Humans, and I feel bad for the things I said and thought.

      Wednesday, October 31, 2007


      I think it is time for me to get a life. You see, this is m six hundredth post.



      Add to that the 63 posts on Where Was I?, the 186 posts on Bluepaintred Pictures and the 932 posts on Bluepaintred and you have..well, a lot.

      And what have I learned over the last billion posts besides the computer is stealthily leading me down the road to bad posture?

      Not much.

      I read about bloggers who have niche blogs. Blog where the only write about one thing and one thing only. How do they DO that?

      I write about everything and ANYTHING that I think of!

      What do ou think about niche blogs? Could you keep one going long term?

      Bathroom Diva

      In the past, bathroom vanities were boring. A square or rectangle, with a sink in the middle. When we built our basement, one of m favorite parts was decorating the bathroom. We found the perfect vanity - ON SALE- MARBLE- MARBLE ON SALE- SO ON SALE WE COULD AFFORD IT ON SALE!

      Uhm. anyway. We found the perfect vanity and then I shopped for day to find the perfect tile to match and then we found the cutest wall hangings and ...

      Anyway. I miss the whole building part of owning a home. I miss the time me and Hubs spent screwing up drywall and painting. (I do not miss the shooting of my finger with a nail gun.)

      If you have a bathroom that needs doing, call me, ok?

      Damn Dog

      A week ago, without thinking, I put my glasses on the end table and laid down on the couch for a nap. I awoke to a rather disturbing crunching sound. Smokey had found my glasses and chewed them up. Luckily I had already made an optometrist appointment for Friday, so I have only had to deal with my scratched up lenses for this past week.

      You would think that we would have learned our lesson when it comes to leaving expensive things out that the puppy may potentially chew up.

      But no. We haven't.

      Last night when the Hubs hopped int he shower after work, he took of his watch and laid it on the counter. If you have assumed that Luminox watches are now a part of Smokey's preferred diet, you would right.

      Le sigh

      Resistance is futile!

      Today of course is Halloween. Some years you can expect trick or treaters right as soon as school is over, and other years, not until later.

      This Year I expect a lot of kids becuase there is NO SNOW on the ground. I simply CANNOT recall the last Halloween with no snow.

      SO I have my Trick Or treat candy sitting in a big bowl on the counter. I sweat the KitKats are laughing at me every time I look away and I am pretty sure that the spit ball came from the Tootsie roll in the middle. He has a smug look to him.

      In fact. I think I had better go take preventative measures against a candy uprising!

      Monday, October 29, 2007

      Dragon Cake

      For my son's eighth birthday he wanted a dragon cake, and he got one. But did we shell out big bucks to have it made for him?


      We searched online for a pattern and helped him make it himself.

      He was SO proud of his creation. When my Five ear old turns six, we are going to do the same thing, let him pick - and make - his own cake.

      Sure there is a bit more mess and a bit more work than a regular sheet cake, but the joy and pride RM got from showing off his cake is WAY more than worth the hassle!


      McDonald's has bought back the monopoly game they love so much. We generally go to Mickey Dee's about once a month, but with the birthday this month we have gone twice now. I love Big macs

      A lot.

      No really, A LOT.

      anyway, each time McDonald's comes out with their little games we diligently collect all the pieces and put them in their special spot. We put all the codes online and cross our fingers.

      (we never win)
      Tis time we are one space from 50, 000. I KNOW that there will only be one, MAYBE two of those ones printed, but just the idea of being the one to find it has me all excited.

      Not excited enough to make extra trips to McDonald's, but still....... excited.

      Do you play these games ?

      And Baby makes Five

      Last night the baby - I really need to stop calling him that!

      Last night the toddler started coughing and then got pale and threw up.

      Yay. He was the last hold out in a family of sickies.

      The good part is that we are only nauseous for a day, then it turns for some reason, into a cold.

      If he misses Halloween this ear being sick, like he did last year, being sick, I am going to cry!

      speaking of Halloween, Did I mention I picked up some pumpkins? we are going to carve them tomorrow night!

      Sunday, October 28, 2007

      Puppy Love ; Asle seven

      The other night we drove into the city to take the children to the bowling ally as part of my oldest son’s birthday celebration. We went early, so that we would have lots of time for our very pokey three year old to have time to finish his dinner. Unfortunately, for once in his life he ate fast so we were left with a full hour to kill.

      We stopped into a pet store that is very close to the bowling ally. Three weeks ago we got a puppy and we are still in that stage of puppy love where we are always bringing home treats for her to try out! The pet store we went to is one of the kinds that allows you to bring our pet with you and we saw the cutest Basset Hound ever! Her eyes were so pleading, like m kids in a candy store and she was so friendly, her fur was very soft, much softer than our Border collie’s fur!

      We had never considered a Basset Hound when we were thinking puppies, but now I kind of wish we had!

      Halloween Week - TV

      I am SO tired of B rated movies that are only being played becuase it is the week leading up to Halloween.

      And the worst part is my Husband eats these movies up with a spoon. I am OK with the movies like Wizard of Oz - the boys loved it, and the cartoon movie Corpse Bride - the kids were so so on this one, the watched a bit, played a bit, watched a bit, etc.

      But once nine PM hits, its stupid movies like Child's Play and whatever retarded one this one is. Some priest is murdering all the kids who make out.

      So overdone. SO retarded. I cannot wait till Halloween has come and gone, and not just so that I can gobble down candy by the fist full!

      Tattoo Talk

      Today I had to run into the city for some icing making supplies. Line up six million and nine people and I will have the worst memory of them all.

      I didn't want to forget anything on my list becuase I had no intention of driving allllllll the way back into the city so I jotted my list down on the inside of my wrist.

      All day long I keep catching glimpses of black ink on my inner arm and it has absolutely cemented my desire for another tattoo. Well. to be honest, I have wanted another one for three years, but I did not know where I wanted it and becuase tats are for life, I wanted to be sure before I was inked.

      I want it large, from my wrist to elbow (on the inside) and I want it to be feminine. Swirly. colorful, dramatic. Mike, the guy I go to for tattoos is an awesome artist, so I am going to give him those guidelines and tell him to go wild.

      And I feel really good about this decision!


      So, faced with sky high cholesterol, I was wondering. If you can get face lifts, breast lifts stomach tucks and well, you can redo the whole outside of your bod if ou have enough money, is there anywhere I can go to get a plasma lift?

      I assume that since cholesterol is a build up int he actual veins, switching around my blood wouldn't do me a bit of good, but wouldn't it be neat if I could? M sister used to be on dialysis and they took out all her blood, cleaned it and put it back in three times a week. Too bad they couldn't fix my problems this easy!


      Its that time of year again! The time when I start complaining with every other sentence about how cold it is and how cold I am and how cold it is and how cold I am and how co..

      anyyyyway! It's pretty cold today and I am also pretty cold due to the fact it is REALLY FREAKING COLD.

      My neighbors are trying to sell their house. Yesterday morning their water taps burst.

      (Yea I did spend a half hour out int he cold taking pictures of it while my husband sat on the phone trying to locate our erstwhile neighbors so they could shut their water off.)

      Am I ever glad we shut our taps off a week ago!

      Friday, October 26, 2007

      I thought this was pretty neat

      Just click on the name of the cookie and bam the recipe is there. Good to keep handy

      (If you know the name of the cookie, I would use ctrl+f - faster LOL)

      1-2-3 Cookies 7 Layer Cookies Allie Nelson's Famous Snickerdoodle Cookies Almond Crescent Shortbread Amish Sugar Cookies Andies Candies Cookies Angel Crisps Angenets Applesauce Cookies Apricot Fold-Overs Aunt Edy's Molasses Crinkles Auntie Linda's Ginger Gems Bakeless Dream Cookies Banana Drop Cookies Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World Biscotti Biscotti Blueberry Cookies Boiled Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies Bronwnies Brown Sugar Shortbread Brownie Cookies Brownie Delight Brownies Buccaneer Snowballs Buried Cherry Cookies Butter Cookies Butter Nut Balls Butterballs Butterscotch Haystacks C.O.P. Cookies Candy Cane Cookies Candy Cookies Caramel Shortbread Cheesecake Brownies Cherry Buns Cherry Crowns Cherry Winks Chewies Chewy Noels Chinese Chews/Haystacks Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Chip Meltaways Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies Chocolate Christmas Trees Chocolate Cream Cheese Squares Chocolate Crinkles Chocolate Mint Snow-Top Cookies Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (no bake) Chocolate Snowball Cookies Chocolate Streusel Bars Chocolate Sundae Cookies Chocolate Walnut Crumb Bars Choco-Scotch Crunchies Choose A Cookie Dough Recipe Christmas Crackers Christmas Crunch Bars Christmas Ginger Snaps Christmas Macaroons Christmas Mice Cookies Christmas Shaped Cookies Church Window Cookies Coconut Cookies Congo Squares Cookie in a Jar Corn Flakes Cookies Cornflake Christmas Wreaths Cowboy Cookies (oatmeal) Cream Cheese Cookies with Apricot Filling Crème De Menthe Chocolate Squares Crème Wafers Crescent Cookies Crispy Crunchies Date Nut Balls Date-nut 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