Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I''m mingling Late is better than NEVER! :) lol.


Sorry about the shaky video quality...I guess next time I will put my camera down and record. lol.
BUT I mingled. Aren't you proud of me? bwahahaha.
Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming...the goose is getting fat...WHAT? Not the goose...maybe I need to stop eating all these chocolates....
le sigh.

Here's the questions:

Current questions {week of 12/12/11}
1. What is on your wish list this holiday season?
2. Have you done your holiday decorating? Show us!
3. Are you going to any blog conferences in 2012?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Some craaaazy videos of what I've been up too lately.

Yeah yeah I'm crazy like that.
I put on mustaches, I dance for my favorite country radio station...
Won't you watch me please?
I know you've missed me. Consider this an early Christmas present from ME! ;)
Enjoy.







Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas season. I know I AM!!! :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

it's almost Christmas, what do you know?



Hey hey hey This POST is NOT a countdown to Christmas. Heck, I don't even have my tree up yet. And most of my shopping is not even done. But I'm still in a giving mood. Seriously. Cuz I live in the present....I present myself with things daily....(a running car, 59 cent tacos, the ability to go to work...) get it? I present myself...yeah right. *giggling* I'm a lame joker.

 But seriously, peeps how have you been? I worked last weekend and of course when I started out the weekend I was getting the sniffles. And when I ended up on Monday, the day I did NOT come home and sleep, my body rebelled, and I was in bed all day the next day. I was planning on mingling this week and everything. *sigh* Maybe I will record a video. Cuz, it's not too late....

I think I will throw in a little Air Supply right about now....:) You can thank me later.




Well, I am so lost without you all. I love blogging. And when I don't blog I feel so lost. And then my To-do list bites me in the butt and all I wanna do is sleep. I really need to do better. I'm trying y'all. Really I am. Don't write me on the naughty list yet.

Or put me on your naughty list. Whatever your pleasure is. But just know I'm mostly good and have good intentions for my blog, really I do. :)

So Christmas is around the corner. I'm excited for December to be over with. Honestly. I'm ready for a NEW year to begin. 2012 is gonna be my YEAR to make some good changes all the way around. Perhaps I will actually purchase my own domain...oneclutteredbrain DOT com. Perhaps I will make some money off my blog. Perhaps I will blog a bit more.

Renew some friendships online.

These are all worthy goals. Just stick around here kid. You'll laugh. I promise you. I mess up a lot. And I laugh at myself a lot too.

You folks are super AWESOME for keeping on coming back.
Seriously.
Love you!
:)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Obligatory Thanksgiving post.



 This time of year when we are often running from one store to the next trying to get the latest deal for our little ones, I tend to reflect upon what I am thankful for. Instead of wishing I had a better phone or a bigger computer I am grateful for what I do have every single day of my life. Because it could be a lot worse. It just could.
  This year I am grateful for the simple things in life. I am thankful for running water and a toilet. I am thankful for the health of my children. I am thankful for God in my life. I am thankful that I still say "Merry Christmas" and not Happy Holidays. (I mean, C'mon Christ IS the reason for the season, not Santa Claus.) Sigh.
  I am thankful for Netflix.com, hulu.com and of course my blog. And of course ALL of you. (Even when I took a short hiatus from blogging I still got comments. Of which I thank you.) I need to get out and comment on blogs...I'm sorry for being slow to getting around to EVERYONE...but when you are a mother AND a wife, AND a full time working person on the weekends...it doesn't leave much room for anything else.
  I am also thankful for eye candy. (Ahem, Taylor Lautner. AKA Jacob Black in the Breaking Dawn.) Yes I am probably old enough to be his mother...but oh well. Those abs are to die for! Mmm...yummy.
  I am thankful I have food in my cupboards and milk in my fridge. I am thankful for good friends near and far that know how to listen. I am thankful for a hard working spouse that is willing to brave awfully cold temperatures to bring home a paycheck. I am thankful for the ability to go back to school. Yes, folks I will be a registered nurse someday. I WILL! You can count on that! :)

   So as this Christmas season approaches let us focus on what really matters, our health, our faith in God and a warm roof overhead. Friends, family and laughter don't hurt either. :) Have a very merry Thanksgiving my fellow blogger peeps, and a splendid Christ centered Christmas...:)

MUAH! Love you my friends!
(Even if you don't believe in Christ, just drop everything and serve others. It always makes you feel better when you do. And that's the spirit of giving.)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Yoo hoo! I'm blogging at my other place now.



Hey YOU!
Do you remember me?
BOO!
Did I scare you? I still love to blog but I am getting tired of the layout over here. I'm gonna blog over at my "other" blog Pondering of a Crazy Mama. Come and check me out!

I posted my thankful list over there. And I actually think I might do some more vlogging over there. I'm back. My writer slump is gone....And I will back around commenting on all your blogs. Cuz I'm like that. Needy and all and desperate for comments. Tweet me out!

Please! I feel like I have been gone for so long nobody remembers me. lol.
Do YOU remember me?

My twitter handle is @clutteredbrain.

Hey since I have multiple personalities (lol) and I tend to change my mind a lot...I still might continue to blog here too. Cuz I'm ALL over the place. Did you know I have a blogfrog account too? Ya, I haven't logged onto blogfrog in like FOREVER....le sigh.

But I'm back!

P.S. I just joined Pinterest. Please! I need help. Can't figure out where to browse through pins and pin them on my page. I need a tutorial or something. Honestly, I really am not that much of a tech dummy, just when it comes to Pinterest I guess...HELP me you Pinterest EXPERTS.....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy November and one day past Halloween!!

Hey peeps! Whats up? It's been a week, maybe? since my last posting. Isn't this month Nanowrimo this month? I don't think I can participate this year BUT I might be able to pull off Nano blog MO...(posting EVERY day in November)

We'll see how I do. Cuz I'm sure you guys miss me. I read it in the comments. NOT the spam comments I get...like "I need a comfortable pair of jeans." Ya, I really got that comment. What is my blog now? A store that sells clothes?

Le sigh.

I sigh with a french accent now...haha. Anyways yesterday was Halloween. And even though I worked ALL night Sunday night, slept for a bit during the day, I still celebrated AND dressed up for Halloween. Look.
I'm not sure what I dressed up as. I think I was going for the Zombie look. I definitely felt like a zombie. Tired as ALL get out....Cuz I worked the night before. But I took my wee ones out to "Trick or Treat". People stopped passing candy at around 8. Those Halloween bah humbugs....

From left to right (in the picture) Pirate girl, the witch from Snow White AND a kitty cat.....

I'm headed to the store today for some discount Halloween candy. They better mark some of their candy down since it IS November now....:)

Not much on my mind today except for sleep and catch up on TV from Sunday night...Grimm, Once upon a Time, The Good Wife....

What's NEW in your neck of the woods? Did you dress up for Halloween? :D

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I might be addicted to airheads.

Le sigh.
Should I just delete my blog because I can't update as often OR should I just continue to blog whenever I have time? Ok...I'll still blog.... I would be very upset with myself if I deleted my blog from blogland forever.Who would I talk to? Where would I rant? sigh....

Airheads.
I like orange and pink lemonade ones. They are delicious. And I'm not a big candy person. I'm a chocolate person. BUT I love airheads....

As for where I have been lately...I've been working and busy being a mom. Le sigh. I just wish I could spend more time on the Internet waves than I actually have. But I do value my friends in real life so if I want to continue to have IRL friends....sigh....lol.
I also consider all of you my friends as well. If I had money to visit ALL of you I would. I'd start in Florida then work inland. (Yes, Tracie I'd visit you.)
If you want to hear more from me add me as a Facebook friend. Because when all else fails around me I ALWAYS find time for Facebook. Yeah Twitter is there too...but I lately I have been forgetting about twitter. I think I need a smart phone so I can access Twitter ALL the time...Or they just need to install more hours in a day for me...You know there has to be hours for bills and errands...and chauffering kids back and forth to school AND time for me...to check out your latest blog post, to tweet...to Facebook...(Oh yeah I forgot I always find time for Facebook) lol.....

Well...That's my ramble.
Oh and one more thing. Why do stupid people people shop when I shop? For example: blocking the entire grocery aisle while talking on your cell phone makes it impossible for me to pass you....
GRRRRR.......

People...SHUT up and DRIVE!!!
Seriously. And please learn how to drive properly in school zones...SLOW DOWN.
And and and....If EVERYone were just like me...the world would be perfect...Right?
bwahahahahahaha.....
Yeah....I know...Not all of you can be as smart and pretty as me....
Ahh well. I still like you. What are you getting me for Christmas? lol.....

Ok...I need to make dinner now and supervise homework. Le sigh. It never ends.
Stop by and give me a holler holler. Won't you?
I love you people....:))) You truly make me happy.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Did you just ever really just want to SLEEP?

Yeah I have scary ghoulish nails now...


Yeah that's me. The sleeping princess.
Don't wake me I'm sleeping. Haha. I actually do more than sleep. But this is all I want to do. That and watch Hulu.com shows AND Netflix.
Le sigh.
Blog much? No not me...I'm too busy watching my shows...
Add me as a friend on Facebook.
 Or even Skype. Maybe we can chat sometime. Or not. Or just comment on any one of my blog posts..I know you are there, I'm just hiding in my shows....i just wanna sleep....Ya ya...sleep is good...
Ok, so that line is not gonna be the next hit on Youtube...
Let me know what you really miss me doing and I will happily continue that for you. I am contemplating doing a Mama Kat's writing workshop tomorrow....
Yes I am all that AND a bag of chips....lol.
See you when I see you..Little daughter has got to get to school now...le sigh.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happiness to me....

Hi folks. It's been a while since my last posting. Never thought I would go a week and a half without posting. But lately I'm tired. Ya know I'm a wife first, then mom, then full time NIGHT worker on the weekends. Oh and sometime during the week. Like TONIGHT.

Found out somebody quit yesterday. Le sigh. Doesn't anyone give 2 weeks anymore when they quit? Oy. This means tonight will probably be WAY busy and I won't have time to wipe my nose let alone tweet anything. Sigh.

Oh well. This post IS suppose to be about what makes me happy. So this is what is making me happy right now.


My buppy monster.
My girls:)
Flowers hubby bought me last month. :)
And that folks is what is making me happy right now.
Oh and the fact that I still have a job. Yes, true working at night is not the most ideal job for a job but its not that bad. And I like my co workers. I couldn't ask for anyone better. They are amazingly helpful. :)
I'm off to watch me some re-runs of Law and Order SVU.
Cuz let's face it, Christopher Meloni makes me happy too.

Peace out y'all. :) Sorry it has been like forever since I posted. I'll work on that. (posting more ya know...)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Living in the same town as family is over rated--

Sigh.
This is where I am right now. Frustrated. Irritated. A bit angry.
My husband has his own list. He has to get a lot done on that list. When he is not working full time, some certain people feel obligated to have that "time" scheduled for him.

UGH.

I have to work tonight. Probably on the chaotic side too. I was wanting a date with hubby before I HAD to leave. It might not happen. I am frustrated.

I want to move.
I want to find a job somewhere that is at least 4 hours away from here. That or I should just move 45 minutes away (south) and make it more difficult for people to schedule my husband's time.

Oy. I want to blog more. But my time is currently being caught up in bills, cleaning, mothering and "wifing" (Yes, that's MY word. You can't have it. IT means keeping your hubby happy.

Although for the record, it is hard to keep hubby happy when "certain" people keep scheduling his "time" for him.

Oy.
What to do, what to do.
Move to Australia? Maybe Alexander had it right. I'm just having a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day. And I want to wear my rail road train pajamas and they are dirty. And I want to eat at a restaurant with hubby cuz I WANT a blasted date with the man I married!

Sigh. I will keep plugging along until I can have it my way I guess.
Unless you have any suggestions for me. Murder is not an option. LOL. Like I could kill any one and stash the body somewhere. Besides that would destroy my nursing career...

But for now I will focus on the present. My youngest wants me to make her a PB and jelly sandwich. Sadly my blog and worries must wait once again.

I still love you all. Don't UNfollow or UNsubscribe from me yet.
'Kay? I've got something good up my sleeve. I can feel it...
(And no it's not a small bug or a fly....bwahahahaha.)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I wanna win a TEMPUR pedic bed from Jenny on The Spot!

Guess what? This is my 600th post!!! AND it is the post that is (hopefully) gonna win me a TEMPUR pedic bed. MY hubby and I have never had a decent mattress. Hubby has always tossed and turned in bed.

I want to do something for him that he will LOVE me forever. (If TEMPUR pedic chooses me however. :)) I watched Jenny's awesome review of the TEMPUR pedic bed. Go. Watch. IT. Now. You will laugh. Guaranteed. Jenny is a crack up. You just gotta love her...peace and sparkles and all.

Wanna see my attempt to win a really cool bed?
It had to be a minute long y'all so it is not that long.
Here it is:



This video might cause the TEMPUR pedic to call me at home and congratulate me at winning a TEMPUR pedic bed! Or they might put me in a commercial. OR Or.....My mind is full of possibilities.

If you wanna win too, you too can enter. But listen, I really win this, and the more entries Jenny has it takes away from my awesome entry....Go watch her video at how you too can win a TEMPUR pedic bed. And steal this awesome bed from me....bwahaha..

Ok. You wanna enter? Enter then. Just send me a link to your video because I'd LOVE to see it. Because I LOVE video and all.
You know.
I wanna be a vlogging superstar like Jenny someday.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mingling on a Monday...Again! ;)

Hey It's me. Cluttered Brain has mingles TWICE in the last 2 weeks.
Please send money.
I'm on a roll. ;)

Current Questions:

1.  How often do you move furniture in your living room?
2.  How do you handle hateful comments or emails? Or someone who annoys you in person?
3.  One thing you will never blog about?


Reminder: Please if you watch it please comment. Thanks! We need to get our numbers up again on the monday mingle...C'mon you slackers...just press record! ;)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Because I love you all....

I'm mingling. I recorded it this morning...I know I said it was Tuesday...but I know it is Wednesday....sigh.
It's almost FRIDAY! Woo-hoo!
Watch and enjoy!
:)




Remember to hop on over to Eightymphmom and join in the fun. You can make a video or write it up on your blog! :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Well, well well...I'm here...I got another update fer ya....

Where have i been lately? Hmm...school has hit for my kiddos and now ALL 3 of them are in school...including my little 4 year old! I know...time sure does fly! I am working full time as a CNA on the weekends...not that bad really, cuz I love nursing!

WEll I do not WANT my blog to die or to lose any followers....So this week no matter how hard I find to post something....haha. I am going to post 3 times a week this week!

This is my goal. You can feel free to cheer me on in a comment or something. Yes, I have a twitter. I  used to tweet all the time. Now? Who has time with all this cleaning and cooking dinner and making money and stuff?

Sigh.
I miss my bloggity friends...Tracie and Angel and Jen (Daisygirl) Massholemommy haha, and all of you. There are WAY to many to name. (And I'm tired to link up these people...Hope you all understand...
I love you all.
Thanks for hanging in there with me through this transition of me working full time, and working...I have NOT given up my dream to write. I will get on that real soon....

But for now...today is labor day. I worked ALL might last night.....
I am ready to get out there and start doing something...I slept almost ALL day and now I wanna see what other trouble I can get into...;)

I'll leave you with some photos my daughter snapped of me and hubby the other day.
Yes, we know how to have fun....
(Silly rabbit ears...)




And lastly my oldest daughter sporting her latest ride, her scooter. Where has the time gone?
Honestly. sigh. I'm not any older. haha right? I guess I should say I don't feel any older...


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hey you..yeah you...:) i'm baaaack!

Well I'm back. For a little while anyway. I know I keep saying that and that sumthin comes up where I cannot possibly have time to blog...*SIGH* The kids are in school. Well 2 out of three are anyway. My youngest starts Aug 24th in pre school...Can you believe?

Yesterday we celebrated the youngest's birthday...4 years old. Wow. She is still as sweet as the day she was born.

What's up with me? Well, that's a good question...yesterday (last night) woke up to several back muscles as tense as tense could be....4 AM hubby tried to rub the knots out after I showered...then we finally found the muscle rub cream..you know (Ben-Gay) Ahhh After the cream and the 2 ibprofen I took I am just now feeling relaxed....So I figured I'd update ya....

10 things you may or may not have missed from lately....

1. Back to school get-your-crap-together night. Yeah, the last two nights were back to school nights...Ho hum...4th grader is excited...7th grader not so much...But it is getting better...:)

2. Youngest Birthday yesterday....Ahh she is growing up so fast!

3. Work is going well. It's nice to get "paid" twice a month for what I do. And I also LOVE doing what I do so this is a good thing....

4. What??!! I don't think I can go to 10. Boy, That's about it. School and work oh and throw in a couple of date nights..that's all I've been up to.

What about you?


*Regularly scheduled mingles appearing on Monday should be posted next Monday. Since I know you are ALL dying to see me. :)*

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Woo-hoo it's time to PARTY!




Brittany's wonderful blog bash is back! I almost fergot it was going on until I was reminded by my good friend Angel's blog bash post... Check it out if you want...

I'm not sure everyone knows me yet. So allow me to introduce myself.
I'm Cluttered Brain. The zany funny blogger who LOVES to vlog and sing and dance and entertain others....I am currently a CNA (certified nurse assistant) and I am in the process of going back to school and getting my RN....I WILL do it.

This is me....
I'm surprised I could find a halfway decent pic of myself....bwahahahaha.

And now on to some of the questions....

1. What's your favorite memory from summer 2011? Probably getting my job at Coral Desert. I know it sounds lame but I really LOVE my job. I'm crazy like that. ;) And of course swimming with my girls almost every day....


2.  What's my dream summer vacation? Probably a cruise taken with my honey. One with the kids and one WITHOUT....Ahhhh...relaxing.


3. What's your favorite thing to do in the summer? to RELAX with my girls and hubby.


4. What's your blog goal for 2011? Just to blog. To find enough time to blog, parent, be a wife, work full time and perhaps buy my own domain...


5 .Let's hear the story behind your blog title? ;) I'd say its pretty obvious. I am cluttered galore with thoughts, stories, to-do lists. blog posts, EVERYTHING....my mind races with all sorts of ideas...And it leaves me feeling cluttered most days. MY cluttered thoughts also lead to most entertaining blog posts though...not to mention Skype phone calls....


And that's me in a nutshell. What about YOU?
Come join in on the fun! It's fun and easy...and Brittany throws wonderful blog parties....(and her friend Hannah too...I don't know Hannah very well but if she knows Brittany then I'm sure she knows how to throw a good party...;)



Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday mingle...on a MONDAY no less.

I worked ALL weekend, slept all day (until 2 PM) and even mingled fer you. You can thank me later.
The questions this week are:


Current questions {week of 8/1/11}:
1.  Tell us 3 words that describe you accurately.
2.  Fill in the blank: “Although I love my spouse, it is really annoying when he/she _____________________”.
3. What colors look best on you?

Answers: (For those of you without working computers and cannot see my lovely videos....haha.
1. caring giggly and fun. Because you read my blog you all know I am fun..
2. Although I love my spouse I wish he would take his empty soda pop cans out of the car. *sigh*
3. I look good in teals, blue, pink anything but yellow really....

Now if you dare watch my mingle...the answers are really better LIVE....


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ever heard of the expression, "what a difference a day makes?"



Yeah...I know you have heard of the expression. Well I'm changing it up a little. What a difference a year makes...Wow. I mean last year was bad for us financially. Hubby could not find a decent paying job and I was focusing ALL my energy...(or most of it) on blogging. Cuz when I did that my life didn't seem that bad. Blogging and Twitter was my life...well almost.

  Then we moved. About a month later I found a job. (Granted it wasn't the best job that was out there but it was a job.) Hubby found a job.

I found an even better job with a pay increase about 2 months later.

*Insert blogging lag* How the heck am I suppose to keep up with all of you when I have a full time job and 3 daughters and and a house a clean and laundry to do and swimming to do....(Heck it IS summer after all....)

*sigh*

I'm here. I thought I would NEVER stop mingling. But I've mingled some but not every week like I used to. Too freakin busy.....

But I'm here. In case you missed it...this here ole cluttered brain is going back to school. Yup, that's right, I'm gonna be an RN someday....FOR REAL.

So this is another apology to you my readers that I am not blogging every day or even every other day. Life is getting in the way again. I still love blogging though. And comments galore.

So leave me a comment and tell me what I have missed in your life. Then I'll hop on top your blog and see. Kay? Love ya my peeps!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday mingle (Cuz I slept almost all day yesterday.)



Yeah I'm mingling. Not much to say except Zzzzzz....I just wanna sleep lately. Oldest is at Girl's camp having a wonderful time I'm sure. And I'm relaxin and chilling with the other kiddos...
Pool time can be co much fun.

See ya next week!!!!
*WAVING*

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday mingle

Uh oh. I got an invite to Google plus and I accepted and it has made Blogger kinda wonky. Oy.
I mingled today. Then I fergot about posting it to my blog. If I can figure out to post a video....
bwahahaha.
I also have a smart phone now. Not an android or a htc droid phone. Not even a windows phone. Just a LG 900 phone with a keyboard. Works for me.

ho hum. Here's my mingle.
Join up with Eightymphmom and mingle too!



So, I will be able to see YOU on the go now...and you can see me...
Oh and I'm up for a quick txt chat too if you are...:)
Have a good week...My Monday is coming soon...(I work Fri-Sun....12 hour shifts...)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Today is WHAT day again?

Here's MY suggestion for a replacement for Christopher Meloni who is leaving Law and Order SVU in the fall. Mmmm. Benjamin Bratt. Yummy.

Hey y'all. I realize I have been MIA for a few days...But ever since this new NIGHT job I accepted I just wanna SLEEP all the time...hahaha. I have a few days off so I figured in between sleeping and cleaning and preparing meals for the little ones I would update you a little on what the heck is going on in my life lately.

First of all, WHERE are all of you? I thought I was bad and not updating. But apparently everyone is gone...summer has hit, kids are home...and WHAT people don't blog and comment anymore??
bwahahaha.
Get back into the blogging game people. Pullleeeeese? I'll mingle this next week for you.....

I am a Dr. Pepper lover. I mean really. Good stuff when you are trying to stay AWAKE all night long. But I made the switch to Mountain Dew when I am on shift at night. Wow. What a difference in me staying awake...(And I tend not to drink the stuff as much as when I am OFF shift...ya know trying to be healthy and all.)

I love Netflix. Especially since I don't have time to watch TV anymore. It's just work and sleep. Work and sleep. Oh and throw in shower in there as well. I apparently don't have time to actually talk to people as well so now I just send texts out. Anyone want to start to a healthy texting relationship with Cluttered Brain? I'll email you my number....

I really need to buy my own domain. I mean, everyone is doing it lately. I'll look into that this week. So tell me folks, what's the BEST deal I can get for my money? One Cluttered Brain is mine...don't you all steal it from me...bwahahaha.

Anything tastes good with caffeine...goldfish, pretzels and french onion dip, peanuts, Quaker Oats cheddar rice puff thing a ma jigs....Mmmm. Apparently I snack some at night while trying to stay awake.

And that's about it. That's me. That's where I've been lately. What's your excuse? You want me to to stop by your place? Just leave a comment so I remember where to stop...My cluttered mind is really getting cluttered lately with WORK and all....

Love you my peeps! Don't be a stranger!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I'm proud to be an American

As messed up as our budget is in this country and everything else that is screwed up, I am grateful to live in this country. I am grateful for men and women still fighting for my freedoms. I am grateful to have the right to express my feelings whatever they are.

Happy 4th of July people!!
I am so so very grateful for a paycheck and a job right now....
I'll be back on Monday or Tuesday..hey I have 1 more day to work and then I am off for 4 days..hip hip hooray! I need a break....





I am proud to be an American are you? :)
I miss you Angel babe...I'll be back next week I promise...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Family, it's wonderful to see them....

Just got home from a short weekend in Jersey. Had a wonderful time. My little brother got married.


Brother and wife with my momma.






Now I'm super tired. I need a vacation to recover from my vacation.  *sigh* I'm working tonight.Yay.We need money to fix the cars.
Enjoy some wedding pics why don't ya...
Family is wonderful to be with when you haven't seen them in a looong time isn't it?
I think it might be time for me to move back.

My dad and nephew.

And now I must clean or sleep or something. No mingle due to this week being "I had a wonderful time on vacation and my brain is still on vacation...vacation."....lol.
Love you my peeps!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mingle...late but it's up!

I worked Mon Tues Wed 12 hour nights this week..recorded mingle Sunday and just now I am managing to post this. Good night...
Or Good morning...whatever you would rather...
Here's the mingle...



join up if you like...late and all...lol. Jennifer @ EightyMPHmom is the host..you all know her by now...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Where oh where has Cluttered Brain gone?


I was asking myself that the other day. For someone who LOVES blogging I sure haven't been around in blogland lately. *sigh*
I vowed I wouldn't let this happen. But work calls. I am in the work mode again. And since I don't have a fancy smart phone that accesses my blog at work, I can't blog like I used to. I hope you will hang in there with me as I try and find the time for some posts. Cuz I don't just wanna go away.
That would make me sad.

I have lots of feelings this day.
And I'm gonna bullet-proof them cuz I'm like that.

  • excitement (I have an awesome job.)
  • tired (Man alive, 12 hours shifts are long.)
I guess that's about it. haha. You are wondering why I even bullet proofed that list? Ya, I don't know. I've entered the world of texting...I'm not that fast, but I am getting there slowly. If I ever text you, wait at least 5 mins for a response. I can't even walk and text at the same time...bwahahaha.

Monday mingle is tomorrow. Perhaps I can fit it in. If I mingle right now. That's probably what I will end up doing. Cuz if I don't do it now, I will not mingle. Cuz, man alive I am busy this next week.....

This NEXT weekend I am flying out to see my folks. YES! So excited. It's just me this time cuz of money issues, but soon we will ALL be able to fly out.

I love ya my peeps and thanks for sticking around!

Monday, June 13, 2011

It's like coming home to family

Me today. At the end of my shift. Almost 10PM at night. I'm too tired to think. But I'm happy. Even though my eyes look like they are so wide eyed. Geez. Good night peeps.

This isn't going to be a long blog post folks. I just worked a 12 hour shift at my new job. Which is super awesome by the way. I could tell that everyone I worked with today wanted to be there, helping the patients get better so that they could return home.
I loved it. I love feeling that way. I don't feel that at my other job. Coral Desert rocks. Seriously.
I have a blister on the back of my heel and my toes hurt...(comfy shoes but my socks were too thick) I got thinner socks never you fear people...

And today was just super great.
I love Rehab. When I grow up I'm gonna be a Rehab nurse. Cuz I want to help others get their independence back after surgery.

Well...Zzzzzzz. I'm tired. I may or may not have time for a mingle this week folks. Stay tuned though. I might have a few blog posts up my sleeve.
Might.
Can't promise you anything cuz I am so freakin tired I might not remember in the morning what I wrote.
Peace out and all that jazz.

PS MY cell can text and I am slowly learning the art of texting. It's cool man.
G'nite.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I'm a happy girl!

You want to know why?
One picture says it all.

I have a working laptop again. Well, I have to plug in a USB keyboard cuz the keyboard doesn't work anymore. Also the touchpad is messed up. BUT it can be fixed. And I know a guy that can fix it. So as soon as I win the netbook I am bidding on for parts, my computer doctor will fix my netbook.

But in the meantime I can Skype again. Thank heavens.

Whew.
Love ya my peeps.

I made it through Orientation at Coral Desert.

Thanks to Google for the Image!

I had my orientation yesterday at my NEW job. Yes, yes I'm excited. I'm glad I had something else to distract my thoughts because after I spilled Dr. Pepper on my netbook on Monday, I've been kinda freaking out. No worries anymore though. It might be able to get fixed. And if it can't, I just need to propose how we are gonna afford another netbook. (Get the money gathered and tell my husband.)
  MY husband is the type that likes to do all this research before he buys a computer. I've been searching online, and believe me I think Wal-mart has the best deal right now. 200 bucks for a netbook. EBAY has somewhat less, but you get less RAM on your hard drive.
   My work schedule for this coming week is Saturday/Sunday at Kolob...THEN on Monday morning bright and EARLY I work a day shift 6AM-6PM. Off Tuesday. Work Wed and Thurs. 12 hour shifts. (But I'm orientating these days, following another CNA around getting the hang of where everything is and what not.)
  The following week I train orient for nights. 6P-6A. Ahh. Dr.Pepper will get me through. And the fact that I will sleep during the day as well.
  Hubby has been working 12-13 hour days construction. This is good because we got expenses here people.:)
  One more thing, this here Cluttered Brain has got Financial Aid (pell grant)to finish up her AAS degree. I need one more class. And guess what it is? It's a computer class. haha. Funny right? I will be taking that and another class, probably online, so I can finish up my associate's.  Then I will dig right in and take ALL my nursing pre requisites classes again. Then I WILL apply to a nursing program. And I WILL get into a nursing program. I WILL be a nurse. Count on that.
  And this my tale is done. Things are looking up. I'm not getting swindled anymore by peeps trying to sell me the wrong kind of dryer. My netbook might be able to be fixed, if not, I will seek a replacement.
  And the best part of it all?
I get to see my family at the end of June. My sweet brother is getting married. I'm EXCITED. (I'm the only one flying out though. Airplane tickets for the WHOLE family would be nice but is just not in the budget right now.)
  SO I will be busier than a one armed paper hanger in the next following weeks. But I will still update ya. don't you worry. Cuz I love blogging and vlogging. It might be a curse. bwahahaha.
Peace out y'all.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I've done a stupid stupid thing.

Okay. I've done something stupid and very dumb. I was watching a movie yesterday on my Acer netbook computer. Netflix. Love it by the way...anyhoo, I was drinking Dr. Pepper in a bottle, which by the way I hardly ever do, and I knocked it over. And guess what? You got it...
It was knocked on my laptop. I didn't think it was very much but it was.
*sigh*




RIP my beloved purple netbook. I called a computer guy in town who happens to be a friend too... and he said I probably fried the motherboard. There is one more thing I could try to see if it could work but he said it probably is a long shot.
  My beloved husband told me if we couldn't get this up and running we probably could get me a new netbook. I saw one on sale for 200 bucks at Wal-mart. Not bad really considering I paid over 300 for it.
  I just need a computer that is compatible with Netflix, Skype, Youtube and Facebook of course....
  So I guess my warning for you all is BE very careful with drinks around your computer. I am probably NEVER ever gonna put my drink anywhere near my computer again. I learned my lesson. I just wish the computer I was typing on had a webcam....(I'm borrowing one for now.)
So that's how my day went.
   Oh and another thing. I had one more thing happen to me yesterday.I need a dryer. An electric dryer to be more precise. So I called on one yesterday. I went out to look at it, lady said it was electric, and I believed her...until I saw the gas connection tubey thingy at the bottom. (I didn't question the gas tubey thingy until I was at home though) But unfortunately for me, I already paid for the dryer. 75 bucks for a dryer that I cannot use. (We have no gas connections.)
  Anyway, tried to call her back yesterday. Nothing. Talked to her sister and her husband. She wasn't home. *sigh* Couldn't get my money back. So I called the pawn shop here in town. Told them I have a really nice gas dryer about a year old, great condition, would they like to buy it from me? They looked at a picture of the dryer I took, and said, "Yes, we'd give you 50 bucks for the dryer." YES! Now I only feel 25 bucks swindled instead of 75.
Now if I can convince my husband I learned my lesson and I will never drink near my computer sgain...maybe by the end of the week I can have a replacement Acer laptop. We'll see.

  In the meantime, hopefully I can borrow this computer from my mother in law until then.
*crossing fingers*
Peace out y'all.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I'm a mingling..Summer plans.

Ya, I decided to join in again this week.
Like I ever miss. bwahahaha. I just like the camera what can I say?
Special shout out to Jenine at Feral Moon for mentioning me in her mingle. (I prompted her mingle this week!)




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As always, Visit Jen at EightyMPHmom for the FULL list of minglers.
MY orientation with Coral Desert (Rehab facility)is on Wednesday. I'm SO excited...yay! (I hope they didn't change their mind.) It seems like forever since they said "Yes, we want to hire you." In all actuality it's been a week or so. *sigh*
I might be a little impatient.

Peace out y'all.

Friday, June 3, 2011

It's time for some confessions.

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Ok. It's time for some confessions. And since I am on a confessional type kick today I thought I would share a few with you right now.

  • I love Psych on USA network. Yeah, I'm sure a ton of you watch that already. I am in the middle of watching Season 1 on Netflix. Totally hilarious. I love Shawn and Gus.
  • My kids have a bad case of the lazies since school got out last week. I HAVE to cure that soon.
  • I can't wait until I start my NEW job at Coral Desert. (Even though it starts off NIGHT shift I think I can do it. I don't work every day...it should be alright.) I love 12 hour shifts.
  • I may or may not watch at least 2-4 episodes of Psych a day. (Yes I might be addicted.)
  • Netflix is a Godsend for summer TV for me. I mean what else am I gonna do while I wait for Burn Notice to start up again?
  • Summer has created some lazy for me as well. What do part time peeps do on their day off? (besides laundry and dishes of course.....) watch Psych.
  • I confess since I found out it was National Doughnut Day today I would get some doughnuts for the kiddos. And me. I had one. It was a creme filled one but it was a good sweet fix.
  • I confess I actually rode about 4 miles on a stationary bike the other day and I am here to say I am still living. And boy, did it feel good. I gotta get on that exercise bike more often this summer.
That's enough confessions. I don't want to give all me secrets away now.
Oh one more bonus confession. I can't wait to Skype with my gal pal Angel. She's simply awesome. I just love her.
Peace out y'all. Have a freakin awesome Friday!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday mingling....

Hey wussup peeps? Are you still hanging around? I've noticed that there's not a ton of blogging going on lately. And then there is me. I guess you could say I'm following the not-blogging trend....I post when I feel like it. And when there is somethin awesome to link up to.


I was gonna do that swimsuit confidence thing but I'm not sure if you can still do that. But you probably can...I'm just not sure if I'm that swimsuit confident. We'll see. That post is coming. I am definitely going swimming this year and y'all know I am confident so maybe I'll show you my swimsuit confidence....:) Keep an eye out for that ok?

I usually buy suits that look good on me... (And that hide my fat.) bwahahaha.

Okay, okay. I'm mingling today with Speedy and a few others.
You wanna join in?
Please do! You can write in a short blog post OR video yourself. Anything.
Just mingle.
Okay?

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And remember to visit other minglers too.
Ok?

Here are the pesty questions I get to answer this week. bwahahaha.
Oh and keep watching my video camera drops halfway during the mingle. *sigh* It still works. I just didn't balance it very well.

1.  What animal or bug are you completely terrified of?
2.  How many cousins do you have?
3.   What state are most of your relatives located in? How often do you see them?


Oh and I forgot one answer. How often do I get to visit my relatives? Not very much since I live out West and they live on the East Coast. I get to visit my family at the end of June though. Woo-hoo! My little brother is getting hitched!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer days as they fly by. Soon it will be Back to school.....
(But shhh....I won't remind you if you don't remind me.) I like spending time with the kids. As long as there is NO fighting between the siblings....

Oy.

Happy Wednesday.

Check out Mrs Angel's post today. She linked up with Shell on PYHO. It's a beautiful story. And she's one of my peeps so there....check her out!

Monday, May 30, 2011

School's out for the summer. (And I was a Senior hottie!)

School is out. And I think that probably means so are all of you that are bloggers....
Haha... but seriously where are some of you lately? I see yoooou!

I know Monday is originally set for me to post a monday mingle but Jen's site is down and it's Memorial Day weekend this weekend and I'm lazy. I am on vacation this week. Vacation at my house but still. I'm enjoying my summer. If you want me to come to your blog let me know. I'll check your stuff out.

Time flies. We moved about 2 and a half months ago and school is out. I have 2 part time jobs (one of them will move to full time soon in July) and life is good.

We have a running car and this is nice. The only thing I could want more of right now is something good to watch on TV. Burn Notice's NEW season doesn't start until June 23rd. So I'm a waiting. I had a TON of stuff to write in a blog post but then I got to writing and I fergot.

*sigh* It figures.

Life is good my friends. I can't complain. I am happy to live in America where I have my freedoms. I also grateful for those who have fought for our freedoms and those that are still fighting. How brave they are.

Oh now I remember! I am gonna post a picture of me when I was in school. Cuz it is going around in blog land. I was a Senior hottie...HAHA. You be the judge.

Yeah yeah I don't exactly have my scanner hooked up so I snapped this picture for ya!

Let me see if I can find in my cap and gown....
Yeah I looked. i can't seem to find it. And I'm too lazy to delete the lines above....

So that's me when I graduated in 1994. When did you graduate from high school?
I wanna see a pic of YOU now....

Go link up today other #SeniorHotties!
(Today is the Last day!)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sometimes life is easier as a child.

I think sometimes life is easier as a child. As a child, you have another person to provide all your needs....food, clothing, shelter. Then you grow up. Then you have to provide for yourself and then you get married and you and your spouse provide for each other and the kids...
  And it is hard.
It's especially hard when you are saving up for one minivan to get fixed and the other one breaks (stupid transmissions...) and then you are stuck. You and your spouse have jobs...but no reliable transportation.
So you look in the classifieds...Craigslist is awesome for such things...you find a car in your price range..haha! 500 bucks is about you can afford right now...
You drive out to take a look at the car.
It's a 1981 Ford Fairmont. Straight 6 engine.

Take a look.

So yeah, it's NOT the prettiest car in the world. Everyone else around me is driving cars made in the 90's and 2000's....But I don't have any car payments. And this car will take my husband to work and back...about an hour each way...until we can get one of our minivans fixed.

It will do for now.

Back in the day it was America's best selling model. 
So this might last us 10 years or 6 months...who knows?
But at least it is running in the present and that's all that matters.
So back to my point....you know the point about it is easier to be a kid. You might have problems and worries as a kid but it does not compare to that of an adult.

Once bills like cars. car insurance, groceries, clothing find, GAS, entertainment, work, vacation, GAS, rent enter the picture life sometimes life gets tricky.
But when life gets tricky and stressful, pop in a vitamin B complex and a smile (and some chocolate) and relax and enjoy the adventure. It's not worth stressing yourself out over.

So if you see me on the road and you are a little embarrassed when I *wave* to you from the "yellow submarine" wave back at me...hey, it's a temporary fix. I'll be driving my van soon enough....
Love you peeps!

I'm thinking the side of the car needs a sign. Something like One Cluttered Brain.
Ya think?
and we need to paint it purple.
Then I'd be styling.
Red flames on the side might be nice as well.
Hope you all have a super weekend this weekend. I am going to try have a super weekend as well.
*At least I will be able to drive to the store and get milk with a vehicle.*
:)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I may be high right now.

Perhaps I will look like this in a few months.

Remember my last post? The one about our car's transmission breaking and all that needs to be paid besides the car? Well I got GOOD news!

*Insert a happy dance here* The place I interviewed with last week, Coral Desert, the one I mentioned before called me yesterday. They WANT me!!!!! So, I start June 8 (orientation) and I will get scheduled for shifts the following week I believe. *Also when they called to check up on my references at the U hospital I got an extra reference out of it. Another physical therapist said some good stuff about me as well! I was really well liked at the U, and the peeps still remember ME! *

Coral Desert is a physical rehabilitation facility for acute patients. *The facility does not accept long term care patients.* Patient come for rehab who have hip and knee surgeries, back surgeries... and so forth. There are 100% private rooms for the patients...it really is a nice facility. It's not in the same city where I am. It's about 45 minutes south of me. I'm okay with that though. It's worth the drive. Cuz when I am part time (part time hours first then they will give me full time) I will be working 12 hour shifts. They will probably have me orient both day and night shifts. And ultimately at first anyways, I will be working night shifts...6PM-6AM.

Not a problem for me. I have actually worked all shifts at the U of U hospital. All shifts are hard believe you me.

So, I'm somewhat on a high from yesterday. Things are working out. My husband and I are going car browsing today to see what we can find out about financing a car that runs and that is a decent payment each month.

We'll find something you'll see. And believe you me it will not be a mini van. Cuz their transmissions are always dying. Either that or they always are overheating.

Ryan Reynolds makes me happy as well.
Benjamin Bratt did make it all better for me.  *And Ryan Reynolds as well.* But most of all, my husband. The day the van broke, my husband brought me a dairy queen chocolate chip cookie dough stress reliever. nomnomnom. MY husband knows me all too well.

Ice cream can make it all better as well.

Oh and that prayer stuff in the end. Prayer works. And Vitamin B complex. You all should always take that vitamin. It relieves the nerves. It makes it so you don't cry all the time at your problems....

So that's my news. Also my father in law is working at getting me an airline ticket (he has lots of frequent flyer miles) and I will be able to see my brother get married.  So things in my life do seem to be working out after all.

Sometimes crying those tears helps.

Haha! Sometimes.

The money tree hasn't fallen from the sky yet though. I guess I will have to work hard for my money.
That's okay. I'll be all right.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The life of a Monday. *sigh*

So I had a very interesting and stressful day to say the least today. I am writing this Monday night mainly to get it all out of my system. Cuz, man alive I am stressed. Some people have to deal with their health failing, broken arms, broken legs, hurt knees, bad periods....

Not me.

I have to deal with my cars that refuse to keep on running. Remember our red minivan with the overheating problem? Well about 2,000 dollars later...FIXED. And guess what? Hubby and I were driving, (Thankgoodness he was behind the wheel, and the car seized to function... transmission went out on our 2001 Oldsmobile Silouette.

Worst part? I had my husband put in about 60 bucks of gas in the car yesterday.

Now it's at the mechanic with a quote of about 2,500 to fix.

When will it ever end? *sigh*

I am saving money for lots of things right now. Rent for next month, an airline ticket to see my brother get married, money to get out "other" green minivan fixed, and just plain savings for a rainy day.

I am working part time in a field I love cuz the resident census is down and they don't have room for another full time CNA right now....Maybe later?
Or that job in St. George will hire me.
And if they hire me, maybe some car place can finance us for a new "used" car for not that much.

I am so FRUSTRATED I could scream.

I'm gonna look for a happy picture for Happiness project.

Oooh, I've got just the one.

It makes me happy so I'm gonna count it tonight.

Okay?

Yeah that's right. Benjamin Bratt makes me happy. AND he guest starred on Private Practice last week. Did you see it?

It was yummy.

Well, I still have my car problems. But at least I have something yummy to look at in the mean time.
If any of you want to donate to the Cluttered Brain "Fix the broken cars" FUND go right ahead.
Sponsor me.

Hope y'all have a better day than my Monday....*sigh*
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