Monthly Archive: December 2011

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Shelving My Pride For A Moment Ended Up Rewarding My Lazy! WIN/WIN!

On one of my many entries recently ranting about the evilness of my children (So sorry about the frequency of those rants, by the way, I try not to be the Snarky Anti-Mom so much) someone very kindly said that maybe the kids were acting out because they weren’t getting enough time with me. Insert Kim’s Proud Mental Response Here: WELL! I DECLARE! I do NOT like the implications of that! What a horrible thing to say! I am a GREAT Mother who gives my children PLENTY of time! TAKE THOSE WORDS BACK! But you know what? When I shelved...

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Christmas Cake Poppers

So…you all know that cake poppers are my thing. They’re basically ugly Bakerella cake balls. We call them “poppers” because then we don’t have the pressure of them being spherical. They can be blobs. And they are. I thought I’d show you guys how I make my poppers Christmas-ready since I don’t have the made skillz for decorating. First? SPRINKLES. I don’t use the translucent sugar sprinkles because they tend to melt if I try to put them on the hot chocolate coating. And they just don’t look as vibrant. The little sprinkle balls are the BEST although I did...

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On Birthdays, Trails, and Truths.

I think it’s funny that my Dad and I both regularly forgot each other’s birthdays, but now that he’s gone it’s all I think about the week leading up to his. Today it’s here. My Dad used to take us “hiking” when we were little. I put that in quotes because my life experience has taught me that most normal people look at hiking as a fun way to explore the outdoors. My Dad, on the other hand, looked at it as a form of torture for his children. We didn’t take breaks. We didn’t take much in the way...

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The One About The Boob Punching

Dear Adorable Children Of Mine, We need to have a talk. There have been a few incidents of misbehavior lately from you both that I’ve gotten really angry about. I’ve even yelled on occasion, and I really try to save that move for really bad things. I’ve put you in time out, I’ve taken away movies, the last few months have been a discipline smorgasbord around here. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t remember what priveledges you still have from one day to the next. Are you allowed to have gum? Watch ‘Thundercats’? Wear cute clothes? (Probably the...

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Applebee’s French Fries are EVIL

I actually did really well eating on our trip. Traveling is one of those stimuli that tend to make people struggling with weight loss or health lose all willpower. New irresistible food! Difficulty find means to exercise! Busy schedules! All of these things combine to make it very difficult to stay on any healthy path while you’re on the road. BUT I DID IT! I ate well! I ran both mornings! But then, ON THE WAY HOME, we stopped at Applebee’s. And let me tell you something I did not know about Applebee’s until yesterday as we never eat there....