Friday, April 30, 2010

A night out

Did you have a night out with friends or a loved one that rocked your world? Who was there? What was the highlight of the night?

Last week I went out with a group of friends who are a newer addition to my life. It was a nice relaxing meal at Jed's with Stephanie, Amy, John, Terry, and Shannon. The best part was sitting there and just talking, and watching the guys harass the poor waitress the whole time. A night out with friends was a perfect moment for me to just relax and enjoy life.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Favorite Book

What is your favorite book (fiction or non-fiction)? What makes it so important to you?

My favorite book is "Please Stop Laughing At Me". This book is the life story of Jodee Blanco who was bullied from 5th grade through high school, and what she ended up doing with her life to overcome it. This story had me in tears because of the awful things that her peers could say and do to her. Bullying is such a big problem in schools now, and I don't think as parents/teachers/students realize the damage we are doing to those we are with everyday. I wouldn't say I was bullied in school, but I was picked on for my weight and odd family life. Kids only do what they learn from home, so be loving and respectful to your children and then in turn will show to the world what you have taught them.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Favorite Restaurant

What is your favorite restaurant? What makes it so special and what do you like to order?

My favorite restaurant would have to Jed's Barbeque and Brew. The first time I ate there was when I was in college studying for my Geology final, and no I didn't drink, but some of the kids I was studying with did. This has now become one of our favorite places to eat since they have the best chicken balls (eat there and find out). The thing I will order every time I go there is the chicken balls in honey bbq sauce, but the toppings change with the special. Mike loves the garbage balls (nasty!)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Favorite Vacation

What is the best trip you have ever been on? Why did you go and who did you go with?

We have been on many trips in the seven years Mike and I have been together, but the best ones are always when Izzy is with us.

My favorite vacation to date has to be our first big trip with Izzy to Chicago in 2007. We had so much fun seeing Navy Pier, visiting the Museum of Science and Industry, riding the L-trains around Chicago, and all of the good restaurants. On this trip was Mike, Dianne, Izzy, and myself-and Izzy was a last minute addition to the trip, but she made it worthwhile. The best part was Izzy having her melt down while we were looking around the observatory deck in the Hancock Building.

My second favorite vacation happen in October 2009, when the four of us when to St. Louis for the day to see the town. We managed to see the Budweiser Brewery, Grant's Farm, and the St. Louis Arch in one day. It was beautiful outside for us to be walking around and seeing the sights. Our only reason for taking this trip was that we had to take Izzy home, and St. Louis was only 2 hours past my sister's house. Loved it and the free beer!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Soundtrack of my life

From Daily Blog Challenge on Facebook:

Write about the soundtrack of your life. What songs tell your story? Why are they important?

The soundtrack of my life is an eclectic joining of songs that should never go together, but somehow make up my crazy life story. "Keeper of the Stars" by Tracy Byrd is my wedding song (my hubby picked it out), "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" by Tammy Wynette reminds me of my parents and how screwed up they are, "Hard Rock Candy Christmas" Dolly Parton because everyone has one favorite Christmas song from their childhood, and "Crazy Train" by the great Ozzy Osbourne because we all have those moments that drive us crazy now, but we can smile about later.

Blog Challenge #9

9. Share your favorite picture of spring

Spring means many things for me. First it is the start of farming season, so I loose my husband until early June because of planting beans and corn and getting things ready to take wheat off. Spring also means baseball and track, and the start of another season at TMC! My favorite part about spring though is the blossoms on trees, flowers in the ground, that smell of fresh rain, mowing the yard, and bonfires! I love when spring comes around because it means I can go outside, enjoy the nicer weather, and spend time with people I love.

Blog Challenge #8

8. Write about something you feel passionate about

There are many things I feel passionate about, and if you look on my Facebook page you will see that this is true. There are two things that I am really passionate about and that is: 1. Drug testing anyone who is on welfare or receiving any help from the government and 2. if we need a license to own a dog, to drive a car, and catch a fish, own and shoot a gun, then why not make people who have kids take a test to prove they can be a parent?

If your going to live off of the government and collect benefits/checks, you should have to be drug tested to prove that you are not wasting my time and money. If people who have jobs have to pee in a cup for random drug tests, so should anyone else getting money for their "job". Some people are so lazy and spend my tax money any way they want, that it feels like they live better than I can. Bull crap!

Has anyone noticed that the American society is getting dumber by the day? I think 95% of this is because anyone who can poke or spread their legs can have children, and these people should NOT BREED! You have to be cleared to own a gun and drive a car, but there are no worries about having children. Stupid people breed stupid children because the kids have no chance to be better than what they are brought into. We need to stop babies from having babies, because they are giving us a very selfish and irresponsible generation who will (scary as it sounds) one day one this country.

I'll step off of my soap box now. I realize that no child or parent is perfect, and I am far from it. But, if you have a brain, are not a child yourself, and realize what comes with sleeping with someone, it's not hard for you to see if you are able to handle having children.

Blog Challenge #7

7. Share something about your family

OK, so my family is certifiably crazy, but I love them. I have a great husband, Mike, who works hard to pay the bills and keep our house ours. My best friend, Katey, keeps me sane with all of our shenanigans and my niece (her daughter) Addison keeps me laughing. My niece Izzy and nephew Odin, even though I don't see them as much as I would like, they mean the world to me and I love them with all of my heart. My parents hate each other, but it makes life interesting I guess, and my in-laws are actually pretty cool. My sister-in-law Dianne beats Mike up for me on a weekly basis, my little brother Chris graduates this year (yikes!) and my sister Ashley likes far away with her kids (sucks).

Blog Challenge #6

6. What is your favorite saying or poem and why it is so?

"Yeah he's yelling about my tattoos, but we all live with the scars we choose.
They may hurt like hell, but they all make us stronger."
Sugarland-Take Me As I Am

I love this lyric from Sugarland because we all have to live with the choices we make, whether good or bad. Everyone comes damaged, broken, and with extra baggage that many people may not like, but it is ours. If we don't live life, then we have no stories to tell and no experiences to learn from. Some of my "tattoos" and "scars" are embarrassing to me, but if I didn't have them I wouldn't have learned to never do it again and move on.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blog Challenge #5

5. Write about something that has been on your mind lately

OK, so if the picture doesn't say it all, I have become obsessed with having a baby. I want to be a mom so bad, and I finally think I have my husband on board to start trying. Being a mom is natural to me since I helped raise my sister, brother and niece-and it is time I have my own. I love kids and cannot wait to have my own. This girl can only hope it happens soon because I am really impatient and my best friend and family want it to happen too!

Blog Challenge #4

4. Write about a goal you are working towards

One of the big goals I am working towards is getting my Master's degree in Education. I think I am going to go for Special Education and History because one should help me get a job, and the other is something I want to do. I love to teach, but Ohio requires a teacher to have their Master's within 10 years of receiving their Bachelor's. Really, you want another $30, 000+ from me? Because teachers are just rolling the dough, right? Ha! But I like working with kids and I don't know what else I would do with my life.

Blog Challenge #3

3. Write about something you do as a hobby

So, I have never been the crafty or artsy person in my family, I usually left that up to my sister. But when I started dating Mike, I realized I had a lot of neat pictures from our adventures, and I wanted to do something unique with them. From that point on I have been hooked on scrapbooking, because it allows me to show off my pictures in a way no one else can. I know it can expensive, my husbands lets me know quite often, but I love it and it lets me be creative and spend time with my best friend Katey.

Blog Challenge #2

2. Write about someone who inspires you.

When thinking about someone who inspires me, I realize that this has changed over the years, but there is only one person who really inspires me now. That would be my grandma Pat, who is living with Alzheimer's Disease. She has always been like a mom to me, and has been a huge influence on my life. It breaks my heart to watch her loose who she is everyday, but she will always be my grandma. I love her more than words will ever know, and no matter what she will always be grandma, even when I'm not Candi anymore. The one thing she has taught me is that you can live life, but the memories you make will be yours forever, so make the most out of them while you can. Love you grandma!

Blog Challenge #1

1. Write or post pictures of something new that is going on with you or your family.

Wednesday night my husband got a call from his sister and mom saying that there was going to be a trip to New York City this summer with a group from Oak Harbor. I am so excited because I have wanted to go to New York City for a long time and this is my chance to see it. The history and sights excite me beyond belief, and I get to go with my in-laws and hubby. This will definitely be new and exciting for me, and August cannot come fast enough. My poor camera is going to be used to the extreme during this trip, and I can't wait to post all of the cool pictures!

I'm going to try the Blog Challenge

Thanks to my best friend Katey, I am going to try and participate in the Blog Challenge, because I love to write and hope that someone finds me amusing. This should be interesting for me because I have a sad/sick sense of humor and need an outlet for it, so let me know what you think!


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I have been married to Mike for five years and we have a goofy almost three year old named Robert, and one due on December 18th! I am a teacher, looking for the right school to teach at!