Tuesday, March 31, 2009

the downward spiral continues

Because my little Blues Fest isn't enough to keep my mind busy, I've decided to dabble a little in blasphemy. Seriously THIS is what has been running through my head this morning.....

...Adam and Eve. Just how did that 1st conjugal visit go down?

Adam: Yo Eve, look at my pee stick, whatcha say I put it in your pee hole and we see what happens.

Eve: Yeah, great idea! Let's try it.

The next night they tell their friends and neighbors how much fun it was and soon everyone is doing it?

What kind of crazies were those two?

Six months later....

Eve: Hey Adam, what did you do to me? I've been puking every day and my fig leaves are getting snug!

Adam: You said it was ok, wanna try it again?

Eve: Don't come near me with that thing!

Three months after that, without the benefit of an epidural, Eve delivers Cain or was it Abel, I forgot who came first (ha no pun intended)

Eve: Adam, I swear to The Voice, you come near me with that thing again I'll have the snake eat it.

Eve to her newborn son: Awww aren't you the cutest little thing. Let me stick my boob in your mouth to see if you'll stop crying.

Seriously have you ever given THAT any thought? How demented was that? And because I know that there really were no neighbors or TV, Adam and Eve kept making babies and when the babies were old enough they sat them all down and said "Ok boys grab your sisters and do as we say"

I think all this happened in England, which would explain those bad teeth.

Alrighty then, I'm going to take a little nappy now, right after I say an Act of Contrition.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Just muddling through

The past few days have been rough, a lot on my mind, none of it fun, funny, clever or blog worthy. I put up a good front and keep pushing on. Lack of health insurance puts somewhat of a damper on being crazy. I'll be ok, no chance of sticking my head in the oven or at the end of the exhaust pipe. My solution is to throw a huge pity party every now and again. Problem is the regulars in my life have been invited so often that even they are getting bored with it. Rest assured I am reading blogs, even if I don't take the time to comment. Forgive me for being a lurker. Some of you make me laugh, some of you make me cry and some of you make me realize I really have nothing to be crying about. When I think of something clever I'll be sure and post about it. For now I must ask, is anyone else as pissed off as I am about Rick Wagoner walking away from GM with nearly $23 million? That would buy a whole lot of Zoloft.

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Viva Las Vegas

This is Whynot and I as we arrive on The Strip.

Cash in hand, ready for some hot hot hot gambling action!

BOB and I arrived at McCarran Int'l Airport Friday night around 11:30 Vegas time, Whynot was waiting for us at the luggage carousel. Back at the Flamingo we left BOB in our room and hit the casino. Lady Luck was not cooperating much so we decided to call it a night about 3 am, I had been up almost 24 hours straight. I don't sleep much in Vegas. Those bright flashing lights and the FREE flowing alcohol and the people watching. MY GOD the people watching, who can sleep, I didn't want to miss anything.

Here's where I would like say, "Just because it's FOR sale, doesn't mean it's a good look on you!" Far too many people take the motto, "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" too seriously. Oh yeah it may STAY in Vegas, but only after it has burned a hole in my corneas! I could write pages and pages about fashion blunders, but I won't.

Saturday morning we headed over to Imperial Palace for a buffet breakfast. For me in Vegas it's all about the food, the drinking and the gambling, doing it on the free or cheap just adds to the excitement. Breakfast was FREE. Made to order omelets, crisp bacon, sausage, pancakes, seafood, desserts, mmm mmm yummy! We only eat two meals a day on vacation, but Whynot and I were so stuffed we skipped dinner.

Saturday night we headed over to Harrahs to see Legends in Concert.

The show we saw featured celebrity impersonators for Jay Leno, Whitney Houston, Garth Brooks, The Temptations and of course ELVIS. I love Whitney Houston and her double did a fantastic job. The Temptations were great as well, Garth, eh not so much. And Elvis was freakin scary! His performance was ok, his appearance was frightening! He almost look like something out of Madame Tussuad's Wax Museum or perhaps a bad embalming job. Blechhhh.

I'll spare you all the details of what happened when we got back to our room and started to party with BOB.

Sunday morning our hungry tummies marched right back to Harrahs for more FREE BUFFET. It was reminiscent of Homer Simpson......mmmm food, glorious food. I nearly ate myself into a diabetic coma.

We had matinee tickets to see Nathan Burton, a combination comedy and magic show.

Dinner took us "off" Strip (via FREE shuttle) to Rio. Every time I say Rio that song goes off in my head....when my baby smiles at me I go to Rio, De Janeiro... me oh my oh. Sorry, it's in your head now too isn't it?

So far no great winnings for me, Whynot is staying afloat on the basketball games and the roulette table and we are eating ourselves into oblivion.

Monday morning finds me all stuffy with a scratchy throat, so we are off to find a Walmart and some Claritin. Success, not only Walmart, but a 99 Cent Store as well. I envy those of you who have 99 Cent Stores, they are so much better than our Dollar Stores near J-town.

Drugs and 99 cent bargains in tow, we head south of The Strip to Henderson and the new "M" resort. Nothing much to write home about, the customer service blows. I seriously sat at a slot machine for over an hour with the change light on and NO ONE approached me. Not a cocktail waitress, not a change attendant, not a casino host, NO ONE. I finally flagged down a cocktail waitress to complain and about twenty minutes later a casino host approached me to apologize. His solution, ONE free buffet pass. Yeah thanks douche bag, there's TWO of us. I politely thanked him, because really it would have been rude to say "thanks douche bag" but we skipped the buffet. I really wanted to offer my services to work in the marketing dept, because it needs help!

Monday night.....and now the end is near and so we face the final curtain.....sniff sniff. Our last night, always so melancholy for me. Show tickets tonight to see Vinnie Favorito, everyone's favorite Italian uncle from BAAAHSTON.

This guy is flippin hilarious. He ad libs the entire show by making comments at people in the audience. No one in the showroom is safe from his quick wit, by the end of the show my jaws hurt from laughing so hard. Sorry Whynot, no humming tonight ;)

Monday morning we packed, grabbed our last FREE meal and Whynot dropped me off at the airport while he headed back to Phoenix.

Las Vegas will continue to prosper thanks to our donation. Bright light city set my soul on fire, I'll always remember I had a swingin time. Viva Las Vegas

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

I'm baaaaaaack.........

Morning. Technically I am back, but jet lag or some deadly plague is kicking my ass. I cannot keep my eyes open and I feel like I've been hit by a Mack truck. You should see the truck.

I'm going to jump around here a bit with today's lesson plan, so keep up and take good notes because I am in no condition to repeat myself.

First of all......Blogger WTF!!!?? I see there is a scheduled outage at 4:00 PDT on Thursday (3/25) Even in my zombie like state I still have enough faculties left to know that today is THURSDAY 3/26. Do not fuck with my clogged head.

Second and before I forget, because it happens, lots of thoughts and they are all lost in the fog...oh yeah....LOST too, later. If I remember. Now stop interrupting me. Where was I? Oh yeah, I got an award. Mmm hmm, yours truly, got an award.

I love your blog! I have given you an "Honest Scrap" award for honesty in blogging (you have far more honesty than me. I could never blog about sex. Bravo!). If you like, you can pick it up at my blog.


Patricia Rockwell

Speaking of Patricia, she is planning a get together for Chicago area bloggers.

Come join us at our first bloggers' support get-together on Sunday, April 26, 2009, from 2:00-4:00 P.M. at the Panera Bread (restaurant and coffee shop) (630) 820-1030, 740 N Route 59, Aurora, IL, 60504.

So if you are in the area head over to to Patricia's blog and RSVP.

Any LOST watchers? Holy flying jelly beans Batman, I didn't see that coming, did you? I did feel badly for Ben when his father was slapping him around. Sort of explains a lot, kind of. Maybe. Question is will Ben stay dead? Will Ben's dying prevent the genocide? Funniest line of the night, "Maybe I should have used 1/2 a syringe? Oops" What did you think of the episode? Thumbs up or down? If you know of some spoilers please let me know.

That's it for today, I can't stay awake. Stay tuned for my Vegas review coming soon, I promise.

Now class dismissed.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ahhhh At Last

Everyone else's 1st day of spring too, but I'm SPECIAL and get a custom made cup.
Happy Spring everyone!

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's Thursday

and I'm practically penniless!

I really don't know how it happens or why it happens so often. Well, other than my sheer stupidity.

The balance in my checkbook register right now.......$439.49.

The actual bank balance......$9.49.

The bills on my desk $105 plus $41.70.

Even with long division it's plain to see that's not gonna fly.

The humor in all of this? I used to be an accountant for a large bank in Chicago. I understand the whole concept of balancing your check book. The area I'm having trouble with lately is when I enter a deposit in my register I must actually take said deposit to the bank. The problems begin when I finally DO take the deposit to the bank, that's when I like to enter the amount in my register AGAIN!

I do this repeatedly! I am soooooo screwed. ARGHHHHH!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The St. Paddy's Day Hangover

Hangover, pfft, paleese, there isn't one. I was snoring by 9:30.
Corned beef and cabbage, seriously overrated. At least the meal I had was.
Disappointment for Dana over here, the Snuggle Puss just didn't do it for her.
Anyone catch Law and Order last night with guest star Carol Burnett? I fell asleep midway, but finished up at an ungodly hour this morning. Love love love Carol Burnett. Waited the entire episode for her to twitch her ear, it didn't happen. Perhaps the producers thought us old timers were too senile to remember that from her variety show.
We're on day 4 of Spring Break here on The Avenue and all is well, the garbage bags are piling up in the garage for Vets to pick up on Friday. I've even managed to do a little, VERY LITTLE, yard cleanup. So far the worst thing about being alone is that there is no one to say "God bless you" when I sneeze.
This is a pet peeve of mine! Someone sneezes, say "bless you" I do it all the time, to people I don't even know, to me it's common courtesy. I taught my kids to say it at a very early age, how cute is it to hear a barely 2 year old say "besh you." I know a boy, who we will call Stupid Michael, who NEVER said "bless you" when I sneezed. IT.PISSED.ME.OFF! Hence the name Stupid Michael.
I still see Stupid Michael occasionally, and he's still stupid, always will be. And when HE sneezes, it takes everything I have NOT to say "bless you." Yeah I'm a little juvenile at times.
LOST tonight!
Something smells and I think it's me, time to hit the shower.
Have a great Wednesday everyone.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Top of the Mornin' to Y'all

Happy St. Paddy's Day Bloggers!

First order of business, nothing I have to say TODAY or EVER can top this!

I used to be Irish and to the man responsible I say.....Pog mo thoin. My kids are Irish, well the part that's not Polish. But today EVERYONE is Irish.

Erin Go Bragh

Now, for the moment you've all been waiting for, the winner of the sex toy giveaway. In honor of the Irish, I've summoned Lucky, no not her dog, Lucky the Leprechaun, to spin the magic number generator.

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-03-17 11:57:41 UTC

And the Lucky Winner is

Denise said...

Well, being single for 3 years now and not having a "partner" for over 3 years now, I'm in desperate need of a little something, something. I hear great things about the Rabbit...

March 10, 2009 10:57 AM

Yay Denise!

Special thanks to my favorite sex toy shop and to all of you for playing.

Now sure and begorrah, Lucky and I are going to finish up our pints of green beer.


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Monday, March 16, 2009

No Mojo Monday

Ackkk how can the weekend be over already, I only got TWO days. I had such high aspirations for this weekend without Whynot. My house was going to be immaculate and I'd have 50 lawn and leaf bags in the garage ready for Vietnam Vets to pick up on Friday.
Instead, I:
  • colored my hair, thank you Revlon ColorSilk #30
  • organized my sewing stuff and the closet in TOF's room.
  • made a taggie ball for the friend of a friend who had a baby.

  • watched 3 episodes of GH and one of ER and a Lifetime movie.
  • went to the thrift shop and to Walmart, nothing good at the thrift shop, seems everyone shops there now :(
  • forgot to buy coffee filters at Walmart, I have enough for a little bit, but I keep forgetting and one day there will be none
  • made a contribution at the casino :( and had dinner there
  • went over to Augie Dawg's to see TOF's new tricycle and to finish Glitter Gurl's tax return.
Don't forget to sign up for this awesome giveaway from Eden Fantasys. Speaking of which, Drew is busy pimping new bloggers, go see my buddy Dana. She's doing a THREE part review of the Snuggle Puss, I guess it takes longer when you're mature. I dunno, but tomorrow there's a VIDEO! Mark your calendars.

Anyone interested in guest blogging next week? Don't all jump at once. Come on somebody? Anybody? Please? I can always assign someone!

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fortune Cookies

I have nothing people, nothing! Nothing interesting to post. Oh yeah sure, I'm fine, no worries. Thanks everyone who asked if I was dead or sumtin'. No such luck Whynot, I'm still kicking.

I'm a Spring Break widow as of yesterday. Whynot is basking in the Arizona sunshine. Sort of like a last hurrah before he gets off his dead ass he hopefully gets this full time job. If you're praying people, PLEASE I beg of you to send up extra ones. It's been TWO freakin years since he's had a full time job. Yeah I really don't want to hear all that crap of recession talk, I've been living it here on The Avenue for TWO YEARS, so this is nothing new for us.

I did learn a few things about corporate America these past 2 years and let me tell you, if I had to do it all over again, I would become a consultant. I'd be rich, we'd eliminate some really STOOPID people and maybe even prevent this recession. Hey, it's my blog, I can think what I like. Let me just say NASA's $600 toilet seats and The Pentagon's $400 hammers have nothing on GM's $50 nut and bolt. And the headlines would read:

Megryansmom Single Handed-ly Saves GM From Financial Disaster

J-TOWN Just last week WAHM mom and Mema, Megryansmom helped avert another Chapter 11 filing all while changing diapers and making paper crafts in her Avenue home.

(And please don't anyone pee in my cornflakes now, it could have really happened that way.)

I thought this might be fun. All I did was copy and paste, I'm telling you my brain is challenged this week. BUT, I'm kind of curious as to how this is going to work, could be that I've only had 3 cups of coffee so far, anyway here goes, I just thought it was cute.

I guess you can say it’s an experiment. I would like anyone who reads this post to copy and paste this fortune cookie in their next post. Also, when you do it, if you can ask people at the end of your post to copy and paste it in their next blog post.

I'm curious to see how far this will go, how many cookies get out there. I think it will be fun, as we all can see where these cookies go. All I ask, if you participate, to write a comment so we all can track it. How to get the cookie for all us computer challenged people. Put the mouse over the fortune cookie and click ‘save as’ and it will go into your pictures. Then when you do your post, you can click on the ‘add picture’ symbol and there it is. IT will come out as a bunch of letters, but when you click, the picture will appear. If anyone has trouble, just let me know.

So let’s see how far this cookie can go, so go ahead, copy and paste and lets see where it goes.....it starts here...GO!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

We Have Some Winners!

But first I'd like to share this very important message about another health campaign from General Mills that is challenging people to get involved in a greater cause and spread awareness about a serious health problem.

General Mills has teamed up with NBC’s The Biggest Loser and Feeding America to encourage people to get fit and feed the hungry. Participants can pledge to lose weight at PFPChallenge.com and for every pound lost, General Mills will donate 10 cents, equivalent to one pound of groceries, to a local food bank based on the ZIP codes of participants.

Since the Pound For Pound Challenge launched in January more than 2.5 million pounds have been pledged. However, there is still time to get involved and food banks are needier than ever. Whether you are an avid The Biggest Loser fan, needing some extra weight-loss motivation for bathing suit season or just want to feel good and make a difference, the Pound For Pound Challenge is an easy way help eliminate hunger in America.

There are three ways to participate in the Pound For Pound Challenge:

· Participants have until April 27th to pledge pounds and until May 5th to report their weight loss at PFPChallenge.com.

· Mail-in the Pound For Pound lids and seals from specially-marked General Mills products. For every lid or seal mailed in, General Mills will donate 10 cents to Feeding America.

During the Pound For Pound Challenge, millions of specially-marked General Mills products will carry the Pound For Pound Seal. Participating brands include: Cheerios®, Honey Nut Cheerios®, MultiGrain Cheerios®, Total®, Fiber One® (Cereal, Bars, Muffin Mix, Pancake Mix, and Yogurt), Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™, Chex Mix® 100 Calorie, Nature Valley® Granola Bars, Warm Delights® Minis, Bisquick® Heart Health®, Cascadian Farm® (Cereal and Bars), and Yoplait Light® and Yoplait® yogurt. For selected yogurt products, Pound For Pound Seals will be delivered via special gold lids marked with Pound For Pound program information.

· Donate directly to Feeding America by visiting PFPChallenge.com.

Help fight the hunger crisis in America.

And now the moment you've all been waiting for, the winners of the Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts Giveaway

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

108 5 15

Timestamp: 2009-03-11 10:49:38 UTC

B said...

To keep my heart healthy I exercise. All the time. I want to be around when my kids grow up. Another thing I do is eat well. Junk is hardly ever seen in our home. I know it doesn't seem like much, but both of those together make a huge difference. I love that your giveaway is promoting something so great. Way to go!

March 10, 2009 5:17 PM

Jenni Jiggety said...

I stalk your tweets.

March 4, 2009 8:25 PM

Miz Q said...

I suck at paying attention to myself. Perhaps if I had a lovely pearl bracelet on my arm it would help remind me to do so!

I also stalk you regularly.

I might follow your tweets, I'll go check but if not, I will :o)

I also love you!

Thanks everyone for playing!

Congratulations to the winners! Please email me with your mailing address and I will have your prize shipped to you.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring Fling Giveaway

Spring is in the air, so BOB (aka the Pink Tickler) and I are taking the show on the road…sort of.
We’re headed throughout Bloggerville on special assignment to spread the word about shedding your modesty in the sex department and building a more daring and exciting relationship with your partner. Now I’m not suggesting whips and chains and going full blown dominatrix, unless of course that’s your thing. In which case my advice won’t be of any help to you, remember I’m the shy, quiet girl from the Midwest.

Recently, I discovered Eden Fantasys (and BOB) and I encourage you to head over and check them out.

Eden Fantasys specializes in sensual products. They have a great selection of adult toys and the website is well designed and not at all skanky. They get an A in customer service, only because I don’t know how to type A+ and get that plus sign to be smaller and look better, but I digress. Your package will arrive discreetly so if Grandma is babysitting she’ll never know that she just accepted delivery of a sex toy.

I invite you to see for yourself and rediscover sex. Eden Fantasys has generously offered one of my lucky readers a $50 gift certificate to use towards a romantic gift on their sexy website.
This would be my choice. A little something to share with Whynot, I'm not selfish all the time.

Shunga Tenderness and Passion
  • A 4 oz. bottle of Strawberries and Champagne flavored erotic massage oil blended with real oils and Ylang Ylang.
  • A 3.5 oz bottle of glycerin based Strawberries and Champagne flavored aphrodisiac oil.
  • A silk bag with Sweet snow edible powder with the same flavor.
  • A feather tickler to tickle and tease your lover.

Here's how to enter!

Earn ONE entry by going to Eden Fantasys then coming back here to tell me which item you would choose if you won. **You must do this FIRST, before earning additional entries.** Be sure to leave a valid email address if you're a no reply blogger. You can't win if I can't find you.

Earn ONE extra entry by following my blog and leaving a comment, if you already follow, thank you, but please leave me a comment reminding me of this.
Earn ONE extra entry by Tweeting about this contest and leave me a comment with the link so I can check it out. You can leave UNLIMITED Tweets as long as you've followed the FIRST rule.

Earn ONE extra entry by following me on Twitter, again remind me if you already do.

What are you still doing here? Go go. Spread the word!
This contest will run will until March 17th, at which time I'll call the Leprechauns over at random org and we'll share a green beer after we choose a winner.

Good Luck everyone!
Oops, almost forgot, Eden Fantasys is also offering my readers 10% off their order with code BLOG1000 good for the rest of March.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Barbie!

Barbie! You either love her or hate her, or love to hate her. Today the Mattel icon, Barbie Millicent Roberts, turns 50!

Although I've never seen them and unlike Max and Ruby, Barbie does indeed have parents, George and Margaret Roberts and she hails from Willows, WI. A Midwestern girl, must be true what they say about eating corn to make your bing bings grow. Personally I think they're just plastic implants.

Barbie and her boyfriend Ken have never married. Can you blame her? All those wedding gowns and he could never commit. Does the guy even have a job? I mean besides Olympic medal winner? He has no balls. Barbie finally showed him the door (to one of her many townhouses) in 2004, however it has been rumored that they got back together this past Valentine's Day. Still jobless no doubt, perhaps Ken wasn't included in the big stimulus plan and needed a meal ticket.

Barbie is the dream girl that has everything. She's had about 90 careers in her lifespan. She was an Astronaut in 1965, just 2 years after her college graduation. But it took Barbie until 1990 to become an airline pilot, she worked her way up from the inside starting as a flight attendant back in 1961 for American Airlines.

Barbie has acquired more than FORTY pets! She has a slew of vehicles, including the highly coveted pink Corvette.

AND, in honor of Barbie's 50th birthday she has a brand new REAL Dream House in Malibu. Yup you heard right, Mattel bought a real house on the beach for her birthday bash tonight. If I hurry and pack all my Barbie gowns and match up the little plastic shoes I can hop on the Barbie Airplane and be there in time for cake.

Come on Barbie, let's go party!

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

What Time IS it?

First off, it's called Daylight SAVING Time, no plural, no possessive, plain and simple that means no S and/or no apostrophe S.

THANKYOUVERYMUCH. Now that I have that off my chest we can proceed.

I stayed up until 2/3:00 am to watch the time change and mutha! The clocks didn't change. At 2/3:01 my nifty neato clock radio with the handy dandy automatic time change feature still read 2:01. Bummer.

The time change was a long standing joke with my MIL. We'd each call her at various times of the day and ask her "What Time Is It?" She had no clue the poor dear. She'd change her clock according to what one of us told her, only to have to reset it when another one called with a different time. She joked and laughed about this every time, until the aides at her assisted living facility started coming around to change the clock for her. Bunch of spoiled sports.

It's 9:15 here although more than 1/2 the clocks still say 8:15, my MIL is no longer with us, but the tradition continues. My phone should start ringing soon. The kids will be calling to ask "What Time IS It?"

Do you have an inside joke? Leave me some comment love to make me giggle.

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Headlines from 2029

Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia, formerly known as California.

White minorities still trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia's third language.

Spotted Owl plague threatens northwestern United States crops and livestock.

Baby conceived naturally! Scientists stumped.

Iran still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at least 10 more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels.

France pleads for global help after being taken over by Jamaica. No other country comes forward to help the beleaguered nation!

Castro finally dies at age 112; Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.

George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2036.

Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only.

$75.8 billion study: Diet and exercise is the key to weight loss.

Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs.

Global cooling blamed for citrus crop failure for third consecutive year in Mexifornia and Floruba.

Japanese scientists have created a camera with such a fast shutter speed they now can photograph a woman with her mouth shut.

Senate still blocking drilling in ANWR even though gas is selling for 4532 Pesos per liter and gas stations are only open on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Massachusetts executes last remaining conservative.

Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights.

Average height of NBA players is now nine feet, seven inches.

New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2030.

IRS sets lowest tax rate at 75 percent.

Florida voters still having trouble with voting machines.

P.S. Don't forget my giveaway HERE.
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Friday, March 6, 2009

Skin MD Review

Recently, I was fortunate enough to receive a sample of Skin MD Natural SPF 15 Shielding Lotion.

The harsh and dry Midwest winter has left my skin looking and feeling a little like this:

Notice the dry flaky skin on my cheeks and arms? I'm willing to try anything at this point.

I've applied this lotion for THREE days now and I have to say I'm very encouraged and excited about the results. First of all it's an allover lotion, safe for faces as well as hands, body and especially rough, dry feet. It's easy to apply, a little really does go a LONG way and it's absorbed quickly. It didn't leave a sticky, greasy feeling, instead it left my skin silky smooth.

On day two, I was reading the literature that was enclosed with the product and my interest was piqued with all the testimonies from people suffering from eczema. I read further that Skin MD Natural is just that, made with all natural ingredients such as aloe vera and chamomile.

My 3 year old grandson, TOF has very sensitive skin and a few patches of eczema on his arms. His Dr suggested that we use some hydrocortisone cream but that's really not cutting it. So I tried the Skin MD and today his rash is already much better. ONE DAY! Seriously. I'm sold.

If you suffer from dry skin or eczema I encourage you to try some Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion. I was genuinely impressed by it.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts

Today I'd like to help spread the word about the importance of women's heart health education. More women die of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, then die of breast cancer. The good news is that you can substantially reduce many of your risk factors for heart disease and stroke with a few simple lifestyle changes.

Do you know your cholesterol number? High cholesterol is one of the major controllable factors for coronary heart disease. By knowing your numbers and assessing your risks now, you can work with your doctor to significantly reduce your chances of getting heart disease.

Unfortunately, women without adequate health care may not get regular cholesterol screenings, but here's how you can help.

Now through January 31, 2010, for every code entered at Cheerios Helping Hearts, Cheerios will donate $1, up to $200,000, to raise awareness for heart disease and provide free cholesterol screenings for women in need, through its partnership with Women Heart. Codes will be featured inside specially marked boxes of Cheerios cereal.

What's in it for you? I am hosting a great giveaway. THREE lucky readers will receive a freshwater pearl bracelet with heart charm (pictured above) from Charity Charms, which donates a portion of it's proceeds to charities. By wearing this beautiful bracelet you can show your support of women's heart health.

My rules are very simple:

Earn ONE entry by leaving me a comment telling me what it is you do to keep your heart healthy. You must do this FIRST, before earning additional entries. Be sure to leave a valid email address if you're a no reply blogger. You can't win if I can't find you.

Earn ONE extra entry by following my blog and leaving a comment, if you already follow, thank you, but please leave me a comment reminding me of this.

Earn ONE extra entry by Tweeting about this contest and leave me a comment with the link so I can check it out.

Earn ONE extra entry by following me on Twitter, again remind me if you already do.

Earn FIVE extra entries by writing a post about a woman you know that has battled and/or overcome heart disease and link to my blog.

That's it! Easy Peasy.

This contest will run until March 10, which just happens to be the 20th anniversary of the day Whynot stole my heart.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Just Another Manic Monday

Ah another Monday, the worst day of the week IMO. I wish it were Sunday, cuz that's my fun day, my I get to run to Target day. But Monday, SLAM, back to the grind.

Last week we had a geography lesson and a religion lesson, today let's do history and reading/language arts.

Today March 2nd is:

Casimir (Kazimierz) Pulaski Day, a holiday observed in Illinois on the first Monday of every March. Casimir Pulaski was a cavalry officer born March 4, 1747 in Poland as Kazimierz PuĊ‚aski. He is known for his contributions to the U.S. military in the American Revolution by training its soldiers and cavalry.

The day is celebrated mainly in areas that have large Polish populations and Chicago has the largest Polish population of any city in the world, except for Warsaw, Poland.

Yippee, another day for PACZKI and maybe some golabki (stuffed cabbage rolls), kapusta (shredded cabbage and sausage) and pierogi (stuffed dumplings slightly resembling Italian ravioli).

Today is also Theodor Geisel's birthday! You're kidding right? Name doesn't sound familiar? How about this? I am Sam, Sam I am. I do not like green eggs and ham. Right! It's Dr Seuss.

Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!

In his lifetime Dr Seuss published over 60 children's books that to this day are enjoyed by young and old. Here on The Avenue we'll only be reading about

because I can't get TOF to eat regular eggs, let alone GREEN ones. Our craft is going to be

the Cat's hat and after nap we'll sit and watch Horton Hears a Who.

Here's a cute Meme I saw at Stacy's Random Thoughts.

"Make Your Own Album Cover."

Here's how it works:

1. Go to Wikipedia. Hit "random." The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2. Go to Random Quotations. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3. Go to Flickr . The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Use PhotoShop or a similar program to put it all together.

Here's mine, see if you can notice what a dumbass I am. I'll just call it artistic freedom and not worry. Spelling wasn't part of the lesson today!

You'll want to come back tomorrow for a special Tuesday's Tribute!

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