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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Well, mine can anyway. Allie is 16 and I swear, sometimes she acts like she’s still 10! At our friends house the other day, she wanted me to pose with Faith so she could get our picture. Right before she snapped the “picture” I realized the camera looked a little funny. Right after I said, “that’s not a real camera”, she clicks the shutter…and water comes out and squirts me right in the blasted eye!!

Water dripping down my face, all I could do was stand there and stare at her. While she laughed. And laughed. And laughed. “I got you so good!”, she says.

Yeah, just remember, step-momma is into paybacks. Very PUBLIC paybacks. Hehehe.

Sorry, Jessica! Allie made me do it!

If you haven’t heard of the recent dance craze “The Bernie”, then you will (like now). We first got turned on to this when my step-daughter and her friends posted a video on Facebook of them “Movin’ Like Bernie”.  That, in turn, made us search out more videos of this dance craze on Youtube. This is the first video we came across, and I think it’s just hilarious:

There are alot of videos on Youtube featuring this dance, which, if you didn’t know, originated from the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s 2”.  Here’s a clip of the movie:

This dance has become huge here. My son was doing the Bernie a few weeks ago and I caught it all on video! Check it out:

He even taught his grandmother how to Bernie!

Funny stuff!

Yesterday was a really cold day in East Tennessee. My husband and I had a few appointments to keep yesterday, so we had to leave shortly after we got the kids off to school. First, I want to just say that our van needs some work. The heater isn’t working right, which means the defrost isn’t working right either. 

Rick goes to start the van to let it run and warm up, and HOPEFULLY defrost the windows about 10 or 15 minutes before we had to leave. Well, when I got out there, the windows were still so frosted up, you could barely see out of them. Rick had to run back into the house while I sat in that cold cold van because he forgot to grab the trash. Well, on Black Friday, I was able to defrost my windows faster if I turned on the windshield wiper fluid thingy. So…I figured it would work this time too. I ran it for several seconds, then looked over at Rick (who was still trying to unlock the front door) just to see him laughing and shaking his head at me. Not sure what his deal was, I just sat there. When he got back he said, “Honey, something you should never EVER do when the temperature is below freezing….is run the windshield wiper fluid. It will refreeze your windows”. I was all like…”No it doesn’t, it worked for me on Black Friday!” So, I go to roll down my window…and it wouldn’t budge. About the same time, Rick turns off the wipers and almost instantly, a blue ice forms on our windshield. Huh. Who knew?!

After Rick re-scrapped the windshield and windows, he got back in the van and drove off. Not too long after he started driving, the window re-ices. Have you ever seen the movie, Ace Venture Pet Detective? The first one? Remember when Ace drives with his head stuck out of the window because he couldn’t see out of the windshield? That was my husband yesterday. He finally had to pull over a few miles down the road and his first words once he pulled his head back in the car was, “I could feel the ice forming on my bald head! And I KNOW I saw the guy behind us laughing his head off when he drove by”.

The upside is that windshield wiper fluid, when frozen and scrapped off, seems to work better than plain windshield wiper fluid. Our windshields have never been cleaner. 

Since my last post,  I Am A Sweeper!, I have won a few other items from entering giveaways and sweepstakes. I still haven’t won the main prize, the big prize (the dream vacation, dream car or the several thousand dollars in cash prizes) yet, but I’m telling you….it won’t be long!! I know I am going to win big one day. Winning these little prizes keeps me motivated!!

So, what have I won, you may be asking? Well, here’s the break down of prizes won since I started in August:

  • August 30: I won a $100 American Express Gift Card
  • September 4: Won 2 adult tickets to see Puss in Boots in theaters
  • October 24: I won a box of Quaker Oats Oatmeal
  • November 13: I won a Stouffer’s Saute for two meal
  • November 18: A Wendy’s t-shirt (Where’s the Beef throwback…don’t hate!!)
  • November 18: An e-certificate for $100 off on my next flight and vacation package (from Delta)
  • November 19: A $10 Starbucks Gift Card
  • November 27: A blanket from Robitussin (I can always use an extra blanket)
  • November 29: A Cooler

All that is really not too bad for just sitting at the computer for a couple hours and entering giveaways and sweepstakes!

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