My personal top ten.. what do you think?

In my daily 7.8 minutes of news this morning before cartoons possessed the TV like normal, I caught a segment on CNN. It seems that Oxford has released a list of the most over used or annoying phrases of the year. Well not many of MINE made it so I’m blogging my list and encouraging you to chime in too. Here goes…

10. But mom. (which most often proceeds the long list of reasons why one of my children can’t simply do as they’ve been asked)

9. I thought I did it. Well ya didn’t okay so…(see below)

8. Just do it. (I hate how my children drive me to use this one SO much)

7. Pencil (insert noun here) in. This one both assumes that I actually keep some sort of ledger of daily activities as well as puts it on me to remind someone else about it!

6. I know I told you. My husband shares this one with my teenager. And NO neither of them did tell me!

5. You have to want it. My wonderful instructor at the gym uses this one as a “motivational” tool. She is great really, but does she look at me and actually think that I DON’T want to loose weight? Yeah I’m perfectly happy with being the FAT chick in the back of the class behind the stick people in the front… PLEASE!!

4. But you said. Okay I may have said that before but now I’m saying this, deal with it.

3. You rock. Alright I use this one far too much myself. However, few of us actually do rock. I’m sure that when Jim Morrison looks down on this plane of existence as sees someone use that phrase to describe the likes of The Jonas Brothers or Hannah Montana, he spits out his mouth full of Merlot extinguishing his hand rolled cigarette in disgust.

2. Any form of text message acronym used in verbal communication. My 15 year old sorely underestimated his OLD mom when he used WTF thinking I wouldn’t get it. And my 9 year old has been banned from saying IDK.

1. Man up. WTF, OMG, IDK why people would use this one. We all know the toughest gender out there is NOT the male… LMAO

I got goosebumps

Politics aside (ironically), I have to say I got goosebumps voting today. It’s a moving moment to think that no matter what the outcome, tomorrow morning we will have made history in this country. We turned out in record numbers as Americans to exercise our rights, given to us through the honor and bravery of so many since the founding of our country. No matter the ballot we cast we will forever be remembered as those of the era of change. Be it the first president of African descent, our first female vice-president or even the beginings of a call to a system of more than two parties will live in a new America.

On behalf of myself as a former service member (Go Navy) and of those who serve or have served, thank you for voting!

Killer Swag!

Hey Kiddies.. my home-mommies and I had our first “house party” party on Saturday. I got 16 sets of Arm&Hammer’s new green cleaner, canvas tote bags, microfiber reusable cleaning cloths, baking soda fridge freshners and great coupons.. the kicker… it was all FREE!!!!!

I didn’t have to buy or sell anything (well save for the appletinis..he he). So go check it out. www.houseparty.com

There are lots of great parties to sign up for. NO FEES, nada.. just have a party, invite your pals, post your thoughts and pics on their website and wah la, fun for all.

Next up is a picture of our swag bag.

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