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Saturday, June 28, 2008

I Got To Thinking


About where my blog is headed. I ventured on over to http://www.thedarwinexception.wordpress.com/ and thought about her writing style.


When I started this blog, I wanted it to be honest, open and well, you see where this is going. I have a confession. I have not been honest. I cuss about as much as Darwin does, or your local Sailor. Fuck has become a noun, verb, adjective and any other word I can substitute it for. When I had kids I toned it down because there is nothing more Redneck than a 3 or 4 year old running around saying Fuck or any other cuss words for that matter. But that doesn't mean I am not saying them in my mind.!!


For some unknown reason, I can not for life of me write in My PERSONAL, VERY HIDDEN FROM FAMILY (AND KIDS) blog using the dreaded F word.


I hang my head in shame for not being honest and open. Maybe I am afraid of the judgement from using the word? Maybe I thought it wouldn't be acceptable? Maybe I thought I could become someone else on here (for the better).


What I have learned from this is, I will be honest from now on. Saying/ typing what I need to. Forget judgement and anyone else's opinion about Average Girl. I have done enough to try and change my life for the better. I quit smoking, finally working out, finished college and I am moving in the right direction. I don't want to lose myself.


So here is your notice, don't be surprised to see the F word on here in the future, or any other cuss words I feel necessary to use.


Thanks Darwin for opening my eyes and for making feel at ease with my Sailor mouth.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Day 65 - No Smoking

Go me, it's my birfday. Just kidding about the birfday part - but yes...Go me!!

65 days and counting. My mind still plays tricks on me every once in a while. For a second I will have a moment "Self, after you eat this meal - you need to smoke" or "Self, you need to calm down and go smoke" NO NO NO as Amy Winehouse would say.. that's another post.

Anyways...

I have recommended the Chantix to everyone I have heard complain about their own smoking. Most people blow me off, but if they only knew how effective this drug is, then maybe they would listen. But then again, maybe they are not all that serious about quitting to begin with.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hump Day

GET YOUR MIND OUT THE GUTTER!!!


2 days before the weekend..yeah!

50 days before (paid) vacation..yeah!

oh...I'm getting ahead of myself.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Gas Experiment

With gas averaging $4.07 a gallon for regular - in my area, I decided to experiment. Normal driving for me is 5-10 mph OVER the limit - except in Town. Lead foot.... anyways.....I live in the land of a fairly new grocery getter with a 12 gallon gas tank.

This was the experiment:

When tank on empty - fill with $50.00 which will get me just over 3/4 tank.

For 1 week - drive the POSTED speed limit, and see how many days I can go without having to fill up. Normal driving - no extra trips, just to Daycare, work, grocery store and home again.

Week 2 - drive the speed limit I want, normal driving again, daycare, work, grocery store and home again.

Results:

Week 1 - I drove 7 days on $50.00. By the 7th day, my gas light was getting ready to come on - but I had made it.

Week 2 - I drove 5 days on $50.00.

Outcome:

Let's just say - the grocery getter will be obeying the speed limit.


EDITED TO ADD******* This was an "informal" experiment

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Would You Like to Sleep Around Dog Feces?



Hi everyone - say Hello to Peaches, my doggy. We got her 3 years ago. She is a mixed Lab and something else. Great dog, loveable, can do tricks and very much HOUSE TRAINED.

A local family in Claymont, DE just had their home condemned and their children taken away from them because of filth. The homeowners originally called the police to report a peeping tom, but got themselves in trouble.


The state claims there was trash, insects and dog feces everywhere. The couples children were laying on the sofa surrounded by trash when the Police entered the home.


The couple maintains their story of them having financial hard times and that's why the house was so filthy.



WOW, double WOW.



Please explain to me how someone can live with dog shit everywhere? Can not for the life of me wrap my head around it. How hard is it to take the trash out? Wash some dishes maybe? Pick up the dog shit with a paper towel and mop the floor? Wash the toilet bowl out? No neat freak required, just some basic up bringing.



The Dept. of Social Services will not remove a child from a messy home. They removed all their kids and turned them over to a family member. The home had to be filthy. The mother claims the dog shit was not from her dog, but yet they had lived there for years?!?!?!?! Oh, it was there when you moved in all that time ago and you have NEVER cleaned the effing floors?





They deserve to lose their kids in this situation. Just think of all the bacteria in that home. The dog has obviously been shitting and pissing all over the house for years, the kids are walking barefoot through it, parents probably never made them bathe, so feces is all over the bottom of their feet, then in the bed when they lay down, then on the sofa when they sit there, under their fingernails when they itch their feet, then in their mouths...NASTY. I can cope with a lot of things and understand it's hard to be Mrs. Cleaver or Martha Stewart, but dog shit is one thing that is unacceptable. PERIOD.



If Peaches shit or pissed in my house, lets just say it is not something you can hide or walk around, you need a steam cleaner - IMMEDIATELY. Simple training fixes those issues.



Sorry for using dog shit repetitively, but it irks me BAD.

Monday, June 16, 2008

I Got Bad Feelings When I Read This...


This was on PostSecret (see my link) last week, and my first thought was my brother.
Sad I know but I am worried about his mental health.

Friday, June 13, 2008

This is My Weight Loss Inspiration


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Interesting Tidbits


Saturday was the Benefit for my brother. The turn out was wonderful. A total of 9 bands donated their time in 103 degree weather. I got to see some OLD, OLD friends, like ones I have not seen in 10-15 years!!! My brother was not able to be present because he has been back in the hospital for the last 2 weeks for more surgery. We were all afraid that "That Girl" would try to come, but she didn't. Instead she text messaged my brother saying she was going to tell everyone she knew that the benefit was a fraud (yes, even after the police told her to stop she still texts him 20-30 times a day and he is keeping them for the trial) . You can't fraud $600,000 in medical bills. BI-POLAR ANYONE????????? NEED MEDICATION ANYONE???????? Hi, let me introduce you to my Slap a Bitch arm, and I haven't slapped me a bitch in a long time.........Let me stop.


Who has veggie garden secrets or advice? I can grow flowers, bushes, ect.... but I want to learn how to can veggies. Old school I know, but with one can of veggies costing $1.19 - they have lost their mind. I decided HUGE veggie garden next year. You can - can almost anything, squash, zucchini, homemade pickles, string beans, corn, beets, peas, tomatoes, the list goes on and on. Besides getting past the initial investment of canning jars, canning pot and misc supplies, it is very low cost compared to having to purchase the veggies all year - AND I know what is being put on them, low pesticides, ect....


My weight loss had plateud...boo.....I have picked up more weight training and not focused so much on my food intake - which is causing me to not get the results I am looking for. Lean, lean muscle building machine...hahaha.... By no means do I want to look like a body builder, just lean and fit with some muscle definition.


"Schools out for summer" A couple of you know what song I am talking about. Have you ever heard and adult woman say she is jealous of her 6 year old daughter? SHE IS TAN ALREADY. Not by having sunburn fade b/c I had massive sunburn as a child and I drench my kids in sunblock, but as soon as my daughter walks outside - she turns brown. Like her Dad----makes me sick. I am WHITE. My ass could blind you. Tanning beds should be outlawed (skin cancer)There is this bank I go where a really nice lady about 70 years old works and she still tans, but her skin looks like a LEATHER chair. NOT ATTRACTIVE AT ALL.


Well, enjoy the nice weather.....

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Updated & Last Poster for Benefit



Thanks to everyone in advance for spreading the word or for attending. I will be working the door and taking cover charge.

Thanks, Average Girl

Monday, June 2, 2008

Recession or Depression?


Whatever you call it, it's not good. People are getting laid off after being at their job for years, foreclosures are happening everywhere and.... get this I just warned that all employees will be getting a salary reduction??????????????????? WTF.........................I can not afford a salary reduction, besides, I took over another persons duties when they left and I am saving the company another WHOLE SALARY. This was my year to ask for just compensation (since it has been a full year now).


If I have to go back to waitress or condo cleaning part time -----some one's gonna pay cause I'm gonna lose MORE time with my babies.

Remember Field Day???






Friday was my daughters 1st field day. Can you believe they no longer give out ribbons :(




NO RIBBONS.........NOTHING




My girl run her little butt off and followed all the directions, thinking she was going to get something special. NO. She EARNED some ribbons too.




All in all it was a good day. We got to eat lunch with her and enjoy the nice weather.