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Y'all Have Got To See This...

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Granted the pictures aren't new, but isn't that an awesome display of nature at work? Can you imagine our soldiers, on top of everything else, having to face storms like these?



A Penny Saved Is A....

Oh well, you know the rest. One thing I am hoping to accomplish with all this paid posting is putting some money back so we can go to Disney next year. I'd love to be able to stay in an Orlando vacation home instead of a hotel. It be much roomier, the kidz would have seperate sleeping quarters and I could whip up quick meals in the kitchen and save some money that way as well. I figure putting anywhere from $5-$20 a week back would make this a worthwhile goal. As sad as it is, I have never been to Disney, so I wanna see Mickey as much as the kidz do!!!




This is the sign that hangs in my kitchen. OMG....does it get any more descriptive than that? I swear...it WAS clean last week...dang...you just didn't make it in time...come back next week...and read the sign again....

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NEVER Send a Man To Do A Woman's Job....

Friday, June 29, 2007

Hubby called on the way home from work. It's Friday, that's Payday baby!! He was stopping by the "place we do not speak of" on the way home and wanted to know if I needed anything. "Why yes I do, I told him." "What?" asked hubster. Well, Momz replied,

  • Pads

  • Tylenol PM

  • Chocolate

We don't have to guess what time it is, do we ladies? Anyhoo, he's done this a million times. I'm not picky, I only have two specifications.

  1. Make them the Super kind.

  2. NO WINGS, I don't do wings, I am not flying anywhere.

    I am on my period, not embarking on a friggin' vacation.

    When hubby arrived home, I went to help him unload the stuff he got at the "place we do not speak of." Following is our conversation as we walked to the van.

Hubby: "Kellie, I went to pay for "those" things and they were $14!!!"

Me: "$14??? Geez...what'd you do??? Buy me enough to last until menopause??? $14, what kind of pads did you buy me? They better be lined with gold. $14, I've never paid $14 for pads in my life....this I gotta see."

And see I did. This is what my darling husband, one who's purchased feminine products for me a million times bought me.

This is what the Poise description is:

Let’s face it — period pads just aren’t designed for the specific wetness and worries of bladder weakness like POISE® products.

Me: "You dork, you bought me pads for people that piss themselves."

Hubby: "Are you serious? I just looked at the picture of the big pad and it said Super on it."

Me: "Well, guess I won't have anymore annoying trips to the bathroom at night anymore...I can just lie there and pee all I want....(I really wouldn't do that...ya know...well, unless I was reallllllly tired....BWAHAHAHAHA)

My next move? I have got to call LIVEY and tell her this one....damn...I hope she's home.....

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Funny Name, Great Site!!

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  • Smorty gives you a Smorty score. Okay, I don't know exactly how these work. But, if you write good reviews, quality reviews, your score goes up. What does this mean for you? Better paying posts! Thank God they don't rely on the confusing Google Page Rank System.

  • You have about three days to write and submit your posts after accepting them. That's a very cool feature, if you have three HELLIONS beautiful children that need love and attention at inopportune times. With the other sites, you lose the opportunity if you close the opp window.

  • There are several other differences, but my absolutely, hands-down favorite? YOU GET PAID WEEKLY!! The opps range from $4 up to $100 and in the Nutz house...that spells grocery money!

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Hey, Black Girl

And I only refer to her as such, because that is the name she herself chose. I received the following comment on my post entitled, "I Would Have Went To Jail...." Go ahead, click, read, then return. And since no way to get in touch with her was left, I would like to attack her premise that I am the racist and /or gave off vibes that I was, thus my children and I were disrespected in this fashion. And pick apart her "comment" a bit. Plus, it will be fun to respond to dumb ass comments, in dumb ass fashion. Just not in the mood for the old race card today I guess. So, without further adieu, here is the brilliantly written comment that was left.

I think its ironic that you close your blog saying you don't teach your kids to refer to people's race, but you did it constantly in the email....
and oh, by the by, that "First African Church of Something or Other" remark was very disrespectful and midly insulting. Why not just say, a black church or one of the local black churches.
I sense some issues with black people.. and while I agree with the premise of don't mess with my child, after reading the blog it makes me wonder if you weren't doing something to provoke those kids,because reading your blog provoked me.
Surely you couldn't have been the only WHITE woman out there that day, so I'd look within to see why the mean, black people picked on you.
BlackGirl 06.28.07 - 3:47 pm #

First part of the comment to dissect. Hmmm....let me think.... Why the very first sentence. "I think its ironic that you close your blog saying you don't teach your kids to refer to people's race, but you did it constantly in the email...."

The only time I actually said black or white, well, I really didn't even say black, now did I? I repeated the words, said to me, by the "church" kids. One such primo phrase was, "White bitch." And just to be petty....this is called a post, not an email. An email is from and to someone, this was for all the world to see.

and oh, by the by, that "First African Church of Something or Other" remark was very disrespectful and midly insulting. Why not just say, a black church or one of the local black churches.

Well, not to be too simplistic, but the easy answer is thus: Two of the largest denominations in the South are the First African Baptist Churches and the African Methodist Episcopal Churches, also known as AME churches. At the risk of "insulting" one of the denominations I merely pointed out the first identifier, since I could not read the WHOLE NAME OF THE CHURCH.

I sense some issues with black people.. and while I agree with the premise of don't mess with my child, after reading the blog it makes me wonder if you weren't doing something to provoke those kids,because reading your blog provoked me.

I do not have an issue with ALL black people. However, on this particular day, I did have an issue with THESE black children. If they had been Asian, Polynesian, White, Black or Purple with Pink and Green Stripes, I would have identified them as such. The sad fact of the matter is this. These children had no supervision, apparently no home training, and had not learned one thing at their church. Why do I say this? Because, well behaved, well brought up children do not snatch, grab and then call adults white bitches when they are corrected. And as far as provoking anyone, I don't think there is anyway to not provoke some people. If I'd been black, or African American and had talked about demon white children, go ahead now, take a deep breath and ask yourself, would your race cackles have risen? Would you have responded? Short answer, "Hell no."

Surely you couldn't have been the only WHITE woman out there that day, so I'd look within to see why the mean, black people picked on you.

You're darn tootin', I wasn't the only PERSON affected, perhaps I should have pointed that out. At the time we left, there were several other families leaving as well. Including a BLACK family, who used the "N" word in their displeasure.

So, hope this clears the matter all up for you. Momz is not a racist. Momz will go off on anyone who comes after her children, on this particular day....they were black. And one more thing. Why no outrage pertaining to the lack of supervision, respect or personal demeanor of these children on your part? Why was it only directed towards me? Wait, I'll answer that for you....because, I, a WHITE woman wrote about it. Have a great day, black girl.!! And as always, please remember...when calling me a bitch, that's Queen Bitch.

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Pay Attention To Your Cat

Thursday, June 28, 2007

There is nothing worse than realizing something is wrong with one of your pets. Are you aware that some of the symptoms of feline diabetes are your kitty seems to be eating more and yet he's losing weight, poor skin and fur coats also are tell-tell signs as well as liver problems, and just an overall sickness in general. Feline diabetes in rarer in cats than in humans, only 1 in 400 cats will be diagnosed as such. But, if you love the kitties in your life, it's something to keep an eye out for.



Thanks, Chris Benoit - Another Heartbreak, Another Fallen Hero For My Son

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I know the situation shouldn't be so personal.

I mean, Chris Benoit killed his family, including a 7 year old baby and his wife for God's sake.

I am so pissed off at him though. And it's personal.

I am trying to help Nicklaus in some way understand this. After Eddie's death, Nicklaus was really upset. Then comes the Crocodile Hunter. Both were horrible, both were tragic. Chris Benoit's is no less tragic.


I tried to hide the horrible details from Nicklaus as much as I could. No looking over my shoulder on the Internet. No listening to the news.

I just did NOT want my son finding out EXACTLY what happened. Yes, I am over-protective, he's my kid, I can be that way.

But I'll be damned if I didn't walk away from the den for a while and the next thing I know, I have an 11 year old boy by my side, tears streaming down his face. No sounds, just a hurt look on his face.

I immediately put my arms around him. His words? His questions? Momma, did Chris Benoit really do that to his son? Momma, why did he kill his wife? And this is the part that he broke down on, he just sobbed as hard as a child can, "Momma, why did he hang himself using his weights? Momma, he won the championship, what would make him do that?"

I could only hug my son to me and say, "Honey, I don't know, I don't know." As tears streamed down my face.

Nicklaus' last words on the subject were, "I want to throw away everything I have of his. (**Note, this includes figures, pictures, etc...to him wrestling is as real as it gets, ) I don't like him. And I don't like what he did. Momma, nothing is so bad that you do something like that. Nothing. And I don't know what God thinks about those bibles he put there by them. I don't know if even God can forgive him. I know I can't, I won't. I hate him."

What can a Momma say? All I could think of was, "I know baby."

So, the only thing Benoit is a Champion of Is Cowards in my household.

Thanks Chris.

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Ha, Ha, Real Funny Nicklaus!

Nicklaus had a really bright idea the other day. Let me share it with you.

Momz: Nick-Nick, Daddy is working late again, y'all go get the demon birds in the pen.

Nick-Nick: Momma, I have an idea. It will make this whole thing a lot easier. See, what I want you to do is go and stand in the pen, when they start chasing you, you run out and I'll close the door.

Momz: Uh...yeah...that's gonna happen...umm...NEVERRRR!!

Nick-Nick: Hey, it was a good idea though. (giggle, giggle)

Later I told Joey what he said. His response?

"Ya gotta hand it to him, it was a dang good idea!"

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Owning A Home

One of the first lessons that we learned about owning our own home is be prepared to tackle DIY projects. Want to paint a room? Hang some wallpaper? Overhaul a kitchen? You don't have to ask anyone if that's okay. It's your home, go ahead and do it! On a less positive note, if your drain is clogged, or you have a leaking faucet, then that's up to you as well. No landlord to call to fix that one! Because we have all of this now, I love watching all the home improvement shows. I've become quite addicted to them. I have slews of DIY projects lined up. I want to put up wallpaper borders of the movie Cars in Nathan's room, camouflage in Nicklaus' and of course Noni needs Tinkerbell. Plus, as they grow older, it won't be anything to take the borders down and put new ones up. I also think we need to add a doorbell, that's right, our house doesn't have one. When we are in the den, as we always are, we never use the living room really, and someone knocks on the door, we don't hear them. Now, usually it's just a delivery of some sort, who's gonna travel all the way out here in the boonies to just pop in for a visit. But, I do actually look at the good and bad side of home ownership. And the positive far outweighs the negative. Yeah, if something goes wrong, it's on us, but, if I get the notion to paint a room purple, (my favorite color) I can do it without asking anyone!! Of course, Joey wouldn't like it too much....but meh...I get bored, ya know?

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My Kidz...

As much as I bitch and complain about them, I do love my kidz fiercely. They are my world. Every so often, I'll take a picture and it makes me forget all they have done. It will take more than a cute picture of Noni and Kitty Fisher though, to make me forget the taste of salt in my coffeee!! If I only had one kid, this is the one I would have blown up for my free canvas, but I needed a current one of all three!

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Just Doesn't Make Sense To Me

I blogged about our friend's son going to prison. Granted the charges were not your typical "drug" related ones, but the judge and parole board were well aware that he was using illegal substances when he committed the acts. I just don't understand why they did not make Drug rehab a condition of release. Sure, he's been off drugs, while incarcerated, but we all know that if you are a user, temptation may be great when you are released. He has 2 small children and a wife that love him, I'm hoping that, coupled with the prison time, will be enough to keep him out of trouble!

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Whew....Sure Am Glad I Got This Email...

Granted, my grammar and English skills, (despite the higher learnin' I received) are not always top-notch. But, I am also not sending out mass emails, (otherwise known as spam) trying to sell something to get the ol' woozle hard, am I? And is she telling me to be quite so I can slip it to Joey in secret? I have three kidz...sleep is good...sex? Ah...not so much. It should read "AN ERECTION" though....

When you Need ERECTION
Jun 27, 2007 1:17 PM



Does Anyone Even Bother???

I must confess, I am sick and tired of getting emails alerting me to the dangers of drinking bottled water left in cars, using deodorants and the like. NONE OF THESE CAUSE BREAST CANCER....plus the endless myriad of missing children, stolen kidneys and the like. Please people, you can forward this to all the people on your email list...and be considered quite the luminary in the field of warning your friends...IF YOU JUST VISIT WWW.SNOPES.COM FIRST AND VERIFY THE INFORMATION. As for me, if I leave my water in the car to get piss warm and then drink it...the only thing that is going to happen to me is I'm gonna need to stop by the store and grab a nice cold Coke & I am going to continue using deoderant so I do not let everyone smell my underarm funk...I live in the South...deoderant is a neccesity...if you want to have anyone around you again!! So, if you are scared of getting breast cancer, and thus have stopped using deoderant, please email me all you want...just don't come to my house. Thank you.

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I Figured Out The Culprit....

It was Noni, trying to be her usual little witty self. When confronted she hung her head...then in her true demonic contrite self, she denied it. Lied...like a rug, honey. But, she was busted, her actions give her away. Why do all kidz feel the need to "when in doubt, lie?" It's something they are born with. Sure, they look all innocent and such, but, like the true terrorists they are, (at least my kidz) they are really planning on the most insidious way to launch a jihad on my ass and make me suffer. I carried them nine months for this?

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Time To Pull Together Bloggers For One Of Our Own

I found out about a horrible tragedy that befell a fellow blogger while reading My Single Mom Life and The Sassy Southerner. I visited the site of NYC Watchdog, which I had not read previously. This man suffered a loss no parent should endure. He lost his 5 year old son due to an accident at a swimming pool. My heart goes out to this family. Even though you may not read him or may not have ever heard of him, we are a community here and there is a way to help him out during this tragedy. Please visit Avitable.Com to find out how. This post will stay on top for several days so everyone can read it.

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I Cannot Wait

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I chose the perfect photo to send for photo enlargement . That's right. I am going to get a 16 x 20 canvas of my little monkeys. This is the picture I took when we went on our mini-vacation to Saint Simons Island. Very descriptive in content, don't you think? I haven't had a picture of all three of my kids taken in about 2 years. I cannot wait to get this and hang it on my wall!!

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Who Did This????

Yep, that's what I screamed to my mass of terrorists. No one confessed. What did they do? Well, I went to make me an afternoon cup of coffee....Sweet-n-Low and tons of Powder Creamer just the way I like it. I noticed the coffee did not turn it's lovely shade of almost white, but did not think much about it. I took a big gulp and....it was SALT. One of the hellions that reside in my house poured half a shaker of salt into my creamer. The guilty party will regret it....when I figure out who did it.



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Why?? Chris Benoit - 1967-2007

Wrestler Benoit found dead with family
Associated Press Writer
2007 The Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — Pro wrestler Chris Benoit canceled a pay-per-view appearance at the "Vengeance" event in Houston because of "personal reasons" a day before he, his wife and their 7-year-old son were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide.
Details of the deaths "are going to prove a little bizarre" when released to the public, Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Autopsies were scheduled Tuesday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in DeKalb County.
Authorities were investigating the deaths at a secluded Fayette County home as a murder-suicide and were not seeking any suspects.
Investigators believe Benoit, (pronounced ben-WAH) killed his wife and son over the weekend and then himself sometime Monday. The bodies were found Monday afternoon in three different rooms of the house on Green Meadow Lane, in a subdivision off a gravel road about two miles from the Whitewater Country Club.

Another one of Nicklaus' favorite wrestlers gone. First it was EDDIE GUERRERO, who died of heart disease, and now Chris Benoit who appears to have killed his family and then sat around the house for a day or two with the bodies and then took himself out. How do you explain all of this to an 11 year old? Dear God, I hope nothing happens to John Cena. He is the numero uno wrestling god...in my eyes and well as the kidz. I hope that the Benoit family is at peace and those close to Chris, if indeed he did do this, find a way to work through the anger and remember the love they have for him. I am interested in the bizarre part....there are all kinds of rumors swirling about. But, I'll wait until the officials release the cause/reason. I just don't understand the world, what would make someone do that? I suppose, "Ours is not to question why....."



I Want One Of These....

As most of you know, I take pictures constantly. When I, ahem, Nathan lost my camera, I went nutz!! I have found something that I must have at Digitalframez.com. Actually, several somethings! Digitalframez.com is an online electronics store and they offer a HUGE assortment of digital picture frames. I assure you, you will find the selection of digital photo frames simply astounding! They offer frames in sizes 7 inches to 10 inches and if you purchase one of the 10 inch frames you get a free 256 MB SD memory card with every order! Not only can you display your pictures, you can also view your videos you take with your digital camera, which is much easier than hooking up the camera to your computer or your television set. I am saving up now for one, with as many pictures as I take, I could change my pictures every week, (okay, okay, maybe every day) with a never ending display of new pictures. So, for all you picture taking people like me out there, you'd definitely be doing yourself a favor to peruse all that Digitalframez.com has to offer....I will be!! You will find the perfect digital picture frame to fill whatever need you have!!




Monday, June 25, 2007

Our friend has a son that is 21 years old. He goes to our church. I am one of his favorite people, and he is mine. He would ask advice a while back about stuff, or just call and come by and see us. He got into drugs pretty bad. End result? He was placed in jail for one count of Criminal Damage 2nd Degree and one count of Theft by Taking. The damage was done by him and another moron and it was to an unfinished house. They went joyriding in a construction vehicle thingy. Anyway, both were non-violent, not toward another person. Well, he was in jail for 18 months. He is on parole until next year sometime. He will be on probation for 13 years and then he has to wait 7 years after that to own a gun. I just don't get it. Both crimes were non-violent and weren't even classified as typical "drug" charges. He will be tested for drugs every 30 days and if he fails on test, he goes back to jail for 15 years. Folks, this is hunting country. He could go out in the woods with Joey or his dad and have something to do this fall/winter and the next 20 years or so, but he cannot or he faces being put in prison again. He cannot own a gun until he is 43 years old. I just don't understand when I've heard of murderers and armed robbers getting much less than this.



That's Our Jack

Jack is the only dog we have now. He originally started out as Noni's but we all love him very much. Jack was around 3 when we got him and alread very set in his ways. He's around 5 1/2 years old now. He's like a little old man. He loves to be petted, but I can assure you there will be no stick chasing, ball fetching, roll over and playing dead from Jack. He tends to have the philosophy of, "I do love you all, but I really would like for you to pet me a few times and then just let me lie here." He absolutely hated the other dogs wanting to play with him, he's just not a play dog and we love him for that. When he first saw the chickens out of the pen, he laid there, waited to see what they were gonna do. You could just read the "Dear God, please don't let them think I will play or anything mundane as that." They didn't, they walked over to him, kinda looked at him and walked off. Jack just stared at them. He could care less. They don't bother me, I don't bother them. Here's a picture I took of Jack, Noni and her chicken, Little Mama. How many dogs just stand there and don't try to kill them a chicken? Not many. And it looks like she is kinda holding Jack back, she's not...she was just petting him!

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OverHeard At The Nutz Household

Fresh from the halls of Bible School, Nicklaus is filled with religious knowledge. Add the DARE program ( D rug Abuse R esistance E ducation) he took at school and he is filled with the horrors and dangers of alcohol. He was on a little tirade the other day about it. About how people shouldn't drink, they should have to wait until they are 61 ( weird number, not 60 not 65 but 61, he's my kid) like a little broken record he was. Chatter, chatter, chatter, didn't stop. I tried to go about doing my usual stuff. I was in my "clean mode" nothing was gonna deter me. I ignored all the non life-threatening screams of the younger ones while Nicklaus doggedly followed me around. However, following is what my son asked me next, and I just couldn't let this one go by without a response.

Nick: Mom, drinking is bad. How long have you been sober?

Momz: Jesus Christ and Mary too, Nicklaus, you act like I've been in a 12 step program or something..."My name is Kellie, I've got my 90 day chip. How long have I been sober? Way too long to deal with this house today..."

Nick: Mom, what's a 90 day chip?

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An American Hero

Please click the link and take just a moment to see one American Hero. He was stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia. It's about 45 minutes from my house. We like to call it, "where the heroes live."

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Falling a Little Short On Funds?

It always seems like just when you think you are on top of things, you have a little extra cash at the end of the week or your paycheck was unusually large, life will throw you a curve ball or two. It can be anything. You are riding down the road and your tire blows, one of the kids gets sick and you have to buy medicine. It could even be a dreaded bill that you forgot to pay. If you find yourself in a bit of a sticky situation, wouldn't a cash advance be a great thing right about then? If you only been to bridge the gap, say between Tuesday and Friday, your next payday. Then you really should look into getting a payday loan. I know there are a lot of times when we fall short. An electric bill is due on Wednesday, and you know they will not wait until Friday. So what can we do? Burn candles until the next payday? I don't think so. I just wanted to share with you a viable alternative that can really help out in a time of short term financial difficulty. We here at the Nutz household have done this a time or two. Y'all know the way hubby's work is, one week his check isn't worth even cashing and the next it's like we've hit the lottery! So, the times when we've had something that just couldn't wait to be paid, and we know the check will be more than enough the next Friday, we've got a little help, a payday loan, and whatever seemed like an insurmountable task, wasn't really so bad after all!



Here Is What I Wish Would Happen To That Waste Of Oxygen...

Sunday, June 24, 2007

I would love for someone to disembowl him, don't kill him, oh no...let this part do the killing. Take his evil ass to a remote location, drizzle honey all over him....intestines hanging out, fire ants and other creatures eating him alive. Yep...that would be my sadistic way to make him suffer, preferably this "All The Dickwad You Can Eat Buffet" would last several days before he dies a horrible painful death!!


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No Words

Saturday, June 23, 2007

I have no words, I just have this heaving, boo-hoo, can't catch my breath sobbing going on. My kidz have no idea why I rushed in and hugged them all to me so tightly. God was probably suprised to hear from me while on my knees thanking him for my three beautiful children. One of the things that comes with being a mother, I think, is the empathy that you feel for every child and mother, no matter what, no matter where. I have never and will probably never meet this woman, but for now, my heart is hers and her son's. Albeit, it is a broken one, and I had trouble reading her words in some places, through tears and sobs. I wish I could cast magic spells, make everything better, but I cannot. Her strength and honesty truly amazes me. Sometimes, sorry is not good enough....but it's the only thing one can say.

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Why Bother...

I looked outside at the kidz playing yesterday. Surrounded by buckets, shovels, trampolines, cars, trucks, ride-on vehicles, bicycles...well you get the idea. There is a virtual smorgasboard of toys and play things outside for them. Huge bouncy balls, you name it. What are my kidz playing with? You ready for this? All three are playing with golf balls they found in the yard. The golf balls are trucks, bombs, digging devices, you name it. Why do we bother buying toys? You give a kid some golf balls and a big cardboard box...they are set!!


Friday, June 22, 2007


Country Cooking At It's Finest....Yummy, Yummy For My Tummy!!

I thought I would share with y'all a favorite down home country style treat that is quick, delicious and contains the word FRIED which is a pre-requisite of all good country cooking. Y'all really should try this. It takes all of ten minutes to prepare and is a simply delicious treat! Is it low in calories or fat? Not in the slightest. What country cooking has that as a selling point? I used yellow squash, fresh out of our garden. You can use any kind really. I just like the yellow kind. Here are the sqaush. Aren't they gorgeous?

First things first...slice the squash about a 1/4 inch thick...like this.

Next, you wash them off. I usually put them in my sink and use the sprayer to get them clean & really drenched. DO NOT DRY THEM OFF. While still in sink, I add salt and pepper to taste.

Third, grab your corn meal and put it in a shallow dish or bowl. I prefer Miller's White Corn Meal. Dip your seasoned, wet squash in the corn meal.

I then put my squash in my ever present Fry Daddy. I just turn that sucker on as high as it will go and wait for the squash to float. That's how I know it's done. Or, they are a light to dark golden brown.

Then, you take them out and drain them on paper towels. Or, if you are like me and forgot you were out of paper towels, you can use coffee filters. Grab you a glass of sweet tea or Co-Cola and enjoy them while they are hot. It ain't so good cold.

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The Man Is Gonna Drive Us Crazy!!!

What man? Why the one wanting to buy the miniscule parcel of our land so he can graze the forest and move God only knows what in. He calls like 5-6 times a day. I haven't been answering the phone, he prefers to talk to Joey. You can tell he's one of those, "Menfolk should discuss business" type of men. But, Joey has been working really late and hasn't been able to tell him to leave us alone, we're not selling it. However, I have decided that when he calls again, I am going to answer, and tell him flat out - No Deal!! Then I want to go and buy some yard markers and mark off our acreage just so he knows we are not giving an inch!! What do you think? Good idea??



Total "I Am So Going To Hell" Mommy Moment

If you'd have been a fly on the wall at the Nutz household, you would have heard me telling the kidz to pick up their mess, them putting off doing it and this, WWJD inspired phrase coming outta my mouth, yelled at the top 0f my lungs:

If you don't get off of your butts, pick up your crap and put it away so I can vacuum and straighten up, then I SWEAR TO GOD, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO DAMN BIBLE SCHOOL TONIGHT....YOU WON'T NEED TO, YOU'LL BE SEEING JESUS PERSONALLY IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES BECAUSE I WILL KILL YOU!!!!

Ah yes, there goes that Mother of the Year Award once again....damn....I'll never win. But, I do have a neat and tidy den and living room at the moment. BWAHAHAHAHA

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I thank God at the end of every day that my children are healthy, safe and yes, even though I complain, home. What this mother must be going through. A 2 month old baby. Taken by an unstable man. I can only imagine the horror.


A Little Help

Nicklaus is starting Middle School next year and to say I am nervous is putting it mildly. At his year end meeting with the Special Education Resource Team one topic was his Math abilities. See, with his Processing Disorder he has all this information in his head and has trouble writing down the steps he uses to solve a problem. His teachers, nor I, can convince him he needs to use paper to "cipher" the problem. Next year he will begin Pre-Algebra, there is no way on God's Green Earth he is going to be able to do this all in his head. He's okay with basic math, but advanced? No way. So, I am really considering and researching available Math Tutors for him. It may cost a little bit, but if it helps him succeed in the future, I feel it will be money well spent.

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The lovely and talented, not to mention smart, Beth over at The Sassy Southerner has picked Momz here for the following award:

Now, a lot of people may debate that women bloggers, especially mommy bloggers, can't be a driving force on the web today. I TOTALLY disagree. Women bloggers, with their wit, wisdom and insight totally rule the bloggin' world. Now, I'm going to tag a couple of female bloggers that I think totally rock....and the reasons why I chose them!!

**Christie** - She, quite simply, amazes me. I don't think I've ever told her. She's raising a child alone, her hubby is deployed in Iraq. But what I really admire is her self-confidence, her self-esteem. Although she has a son, I know she will one day have a daughter and that daughter will never have body image issues or doubt herself with Christie at the helm. She totally rocks!!

**Maeve**- She works 2 jobs, cares for an autistic son and never is without a witty word! She travels in leaps and bounds, never once spilling a drop of the ever-present drink in her hand. She also manages to keep up with her Satanic roots and create potions and spells. You'd do good to stay in her good graces!! LOL...Nah, she's an incredibly strong woman who is awesome. I would never be able to do what she does!!

**LL**-Down to Earth, gritty and honest. She is never afraid to speak her mind, yet is one of the sweetest people I've "met" online. I will never forget her kindness or her answers to the dirty meme. Love ya Wendy!!

I know there are alot more I could have picked, however, this is the way I felt today. Y'all grab the badge and award someone you think rocks the award too....and all you winners, be sure to tell your readers that YOU ROCK AND HAVE THE AWARD TO PROVE IT!!!




Joey is going to be building the combination workshop/kids' playhouse this summer. The first floor will be his home away from home. He loves tinkering in a shop and working with wood, building stuff. In order to keep his tools and such within easy reach and also put up after use, so they are readily accesible for the next use, I've looked into buying a metal pegboard or two to hang stuff on. I also kinda like the idea of buying myself one. Why? I think they would be great to hang in my kitchen and have my pots hanging on them. It would be a heck of a lot easier than stuffing them all in a drawer, don't you think? I would probably buy both sets in an aluminum finish, it just looks cool. But that's just my preference. The site also offers them in colors, which may come in handy in the playhouse for toys and such. Check it out!!

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Four Eyes, No More....

Well, Mom thatz Nutz went and got her new specs...WOOHOO....I have 2 pair of new eyeglasses that will be mine in about 7-10 business days. However.....I also got something else....something I could not wait to use. CONTACTS!!! I cannot stand wearing glasses when certain things in life occur. I feel like I am hidden behind the lenses and frames. For special occasions, I don't want glasses. For pictures, NO GLASSES. I love being able to actually do my eye make-up and actually see it. I feel like any effort I put into my eye make-up is lost when I put on my specs. However, last night, I actually did the whole shebang. Shadow, liner and mascara. I really do like my brown eyes, but not in my glasses. It was awesome to be able to see again as well!!! I don't have my new glasses yet, but based on the pics below....which do you think looks better...with old glasses...or brand new discs in eyes?

One of the few pics taken voluntarily of me with glasses on. I look like such a happy camper, eh? My girl Livey who is a great friend of mine, my kidz' call her Aunt Linda, she's been to my home, (our old one) we've done dinner and lunch, my kidz' call her on every major holiday...we're just close to say the least. She's coming to stay with us this winter. Even she asked me..."What, you wear glasses? I didn't know that. I refuse to wear them at times I feel are special or photoworthy....having my girl in Georgia, was one of those times...lol

Now, me with my kidz and one of me with Mom of Mom thatz Nutz. I think I look better, more self-assured and happy. Or it could just be I can see my eye make-up. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!




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Cool Idea

Thursday, June 21, 2007

I love sending E-Cards. I am really forgetful about people's birthdays and other special days. And for me to 1) actually buy a paper card or 2) if I did buy the card remembering to mail it, or even having stamps would be a miracle in and of itself! So, I pretty much do the E-Card thing. I found a really cool site that will get you uber-excited about summer. You'll feel like you're in the dunes first thing when the site loads! Sounds of seagulls and waves crashing to shore greet you upon your arrival. The next way to enjoy the summer months from the comfort of your own chair? Why, you can create your very own sandcastle, which upon completion, will be uploaded and stored on the web site for all to see! You can also download the castle to save as wallpaper or send as an e-card to friends and family. I recruited Nathan to help me with this one. He's only three years old, and as you can see, he loves bright colors!! We had a blast designing this castle and it was simple to design. He simply pointed to a sand castle block, then pointed where he wanted it and the process was simply click and drag. When you place the object, a circular option menu pops up and he would point to the color he wanted it. There were also a few accessories to choose from, such as beach balls, sand buckets, flags and on and on! I am going to let Nicklaus and Noni design one tomorrow and send them to Nanny!!

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This Is One Reason Why I Love Living Here...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

My kidz, and I, get to see all sorts of wildlife. This little guy was just sitting in the yard when we came home the other day. We always pass 10-15 deer on the way home. I am trying my best to capture some on film. I wanna share them with you!! The other night, Joey heard Jack (our Jack Russel/Chihuahua mix) barking his head off at something. He went out with his Q-Beam and there were 2 deer in our front yard. It's awesome. Well, at certain times of the year, when it's legal, Joey & Nicklaus try to kill all things cute and wonderful, but the rest of the year? It's great. This is one reason I would hate for a subdivision/government housing/massive trailer park to go in next to us. Where would we get to see all these animals? And where would Joey and Nicklaus find them to kill?

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Stay Up To Date

I have to admit, I love reading the latest celebrity gossip . Yep, I was tuned to the television when ole' Anna Nicole kicked the bucket. And don't get me started on how fascinated I was with the Britster shaving her head and changing outfits with waitresses out at clubs. Well, there is a great new site named, appropriately enough CelebrityGossip.Com and it's one heck of a concept. They aggregate EVERY bit of gossip and users are allowed vote on what they think of it, and leave comments. Your voice can join hundreds, even thousands of others commenting on such world important news like the status of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biehl!!



I Love Vacation Bible School!!

Yes sireee....I love my children going to VBS and learning all about Jesus. Singing songs, making crafts, learning the ways of our faith. Okay, I really DO love all of that...but I can't complain about the 3+ hours I get at home TOTALLY ALONE!! No one is here!!! I don't know how to act. But, I'm learning!!!!

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Change the Room

I remember how drab curtains used to be. Plain colors to just keep the light out and such. Well, I have found a wonderful site for everything related to curtains. However, just buying curtains is not enough. If your curtain tracks are not the proper fit and such, no curtain will look right. Terry's Fabrics is a site that offers curtain tracks for every person no matter the size, budget or preference. I highly recommend the site for all of you that want to bring a little flair to your home!!



What Would You Do?

I really would like some feedback on this....so comment, k? As I've said before, we live in the middle of nowhere. We have neighbors, but the two closest are about 10-15 acres away. We live on the end of a dirt road, with woods on two sides. Which we love. Joey and Nicklaus go hunting in the winter in them. The ones that are ours. Then they explore the other parts at various times. That is why we chose this place. Well, the man that owns the 100+ acres next to us has been bugging us to no end. He's called, come up here, all sorts of crap. Why? Because there is some sort of zoning law that says he must have an easement to develop or sell the land next to us, the 100+ acres. Now he let is slip that he's going to sell them off for housing and such. The neighbor in front of us, their land has already been given to him. Not by the present owner, by the former one. We got a letter from an attorney saying that "the Smith family is prepared to give us $250 for 0.023 of any acre for the easement." We don't want to do it, and we're not going to. Why? For 2 reasons, 1) we don't want to have a housing development next to us. We like living in the woods, there is no telling what kind of housing he will even put back there, and 2) yes, $250 may sound fair for a minuscule portion of land, however, he will be making over a million dollars on this and he only wants to pay us $250??? What would you do?



The Felines In My Life

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Yep, those two adorable kitties are wreaking havoc in the house. I still say Joey should have only brought home one like he was supposed to do, instead of both of them. But I will admit, they have grown on me. They both come up to me and want to love and purr all over me. Of course, it could just be because I am the only one that takes care of their needs, like food, water and clean kitty litter. Their newest fun activity? To climb up our silk trees, one's a ficus, no clue what the other one is. They just scale them like they're nothing and hang out a while like little monkeys!!

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An Email I Got

I received this in my email from my niece and it touched me so much, I had to share. Every single one of us should thank God for our soldiers and pray for their safe return.


You stay up for 16 hours.

He stays up for days on end.

You take a warm shower to help you wake up.

He goes days or weeks without running water.
You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.

He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward. __________________________
You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends.

He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.
You make sure your cell phone is in your pocket.

He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags. __________________________
You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you.

He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.
You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.

He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists. _________________________
You complain about how hot it is.

He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.

You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.

He doesn't get to eat today.
Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.

He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.

You go to the mall and get your hair redone.

He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.
You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.

He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.
You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.

He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.

You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.

He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.
You roll your eyes as a baby cries.

He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet

You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.

He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.
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You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.

He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded. __________________________
You see only what the media wants you to see.

He sees the broken bodies lying around him.
You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.

He does exactly what he is told.
You stay at home and watch TV.

He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.

You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.

He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long.

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Shopping for Father's Day...

When I was online looking at things to get my dad for Father's Day, I stumbled across a site that had great prices on Titleist golf items. My dad used to have clubs and such, but he never really played so the site wasn't a lot of use for me. However, I thought I'd pass this site on to y'all because the prices are great everyday, not just for holidays. I am hoping to get the kids into golf one day, so maybe I will be purchasing items from the site soon!!



I Would Have Went To Jail....

Joey was in one of his down moods Saturday. Stayed in bed half the day. Well, the kidz and I had a Vacation Bible School parade at church to go to. He didn't want to get up and go, so we went, I rode on top of a fire truck...woohoo...great fun. Nothing like HUGE fire hoses to rest your butt upon. Anyway, we got home around 12:00 or so. I sat around then had a brilliant idea. Get the kidz to go and wake him up and we could all go to Splash in The Boro . They each went into the bedroom in intervals, and lo and behold it worked. He got up, made an effort and we went!! Now, when we first arrived it was great. We did the Lazy River a few times and then the kidz played in this awesome water house thingy they have. We were having a ball, then the day changed. We were getting back in the Lazy River and I noticed two buses from the First African Church of Something unloading. About 150 kids and I only saw about 5 adults to supervise. Great, the fun times were over. Let's see, first we had one boy about 14 years old grab Nicklaus' innertube away from him in the Lazy River loading area. Of course, I snatched it right back and said, "That belongs to him." To which I got a surly stare and a smart comment. You can do lots of things to me....messing with my kidz is not one of them. I overheard him telling another boy, "That white bitch took my innertube." Great PR for the church group, eh? I could not resist saying, "This white bitch will have you removed from this park if you say that just one more time. Go ahead, do it..." Next occurrence was when Nathan and I were in the water house thingy....Joey had been watching him and I was taking my turn. Some kid around 13 or so, was looking at my 3 year old, asking over and over, "What choo lookin' at?" Then he got in Nathan's face. I calmly said, "You have 1 second to get out of my child's face or I promise you, you won't like what happens." He just glared. Then Nathan went through this little tunnel thing and the same kid went in after him. I had to pull Nathan out because the little demon was lying on top of my three year old. I told him he was lucky I didn't slap the crap out of him. And asked, "What is wrong with you climbing on a baby like that?" I didn't hear all of his reply, and it's probably a good thing. But it did have the word "white" in it. I had Nathan behind me, Joey later told a friend of ours, "Kellie had him like a fish on a stringer," and went over to where Joey was sitting. From 20 feet away, Joey was looking at me like, "What's wrong?" When I reached him I said, "I am going to go to jail for slapping a child if I don't get away from there." I told him what happened and we left. Our day was fun, but short. My question is this. We teach our children to respect adults of all races. Our kidz don't refer to people as that "white" one or that "black" one, why does it seem that these kids are being groomed to disrespect all white people and just take and grab what they want? Why is it only my kids that realized there were turns to take and rules to follow?

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Saves A Lot Of Time

Monday, June 18, 2007

Our mortgage company sent out announcements this past week that they will now be performing electronic check processing. I think this is a great idea. No longer will I have to rush to Western Union or Priority Mail a payment so it won't be late. I can just pick up the phone and call them and using my checkbook make my payment. Even on the day it's due!! Yep, this should simplify things alot around here. Well, it's never simple here, perhaps I should say less confusing...



Be Careful, That Thing Will Poke Your Eyes Out..

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Okay, so maybe I am a tad bit neurotic when it comes to birds. I have the guts to admit it. I want no part of them. I mean, I am glad Joey and the kids enjoy them so much. That's cool with me. However, the other day, those creatures from hell chased me. Joey said they could "sense my fear." Okay, whatever. I told him we needed to kill every last one of them then. I've always heard dogs, like big huge Rottweilers, can "sense fear." If these chickens do the same then they are of the devil and I want no part of them. Of course he declined. My whole family is start raving mad....they hold those creatures from Hades and walk around with them like they are parrots. All I can say is, "Ahoy Matey...I'll kick your butt if you bring another one of them around me." I literally was trying to kick one that was particularly aggressive and I swear the dang thing didn't even flinch, just stared me down. Sense fear my butt, they are just demon possessed!!

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This Is Absolutely Ridiculous

Words cannot adequately express how mad this makes me. How in God's name does something like this happens? I hope every single person that had a hand in letting this monster walk out of jail loses their job. It's just stupid, and the victims' families have every right to be scared to death. New Jersey should win an award or two for their justice and corrections departments.



Mountain Fever

A couple of years ago the Nutz family went and stayed in Gatlinburg, Tennessee for the weekend. We had a blast, in fact we did NOT want to leave. We would have loved to move up there, hubby even checked if his company had a cabinet division there. They didn't. We would love to go back soon. This time however, I think we'll stay in Pigeon Forge and do the whole Pigeon Forge cabin rental thing. That way instead of having to eat out every meal like at a hotel, we could save money by fixing meals in the cabin and saving the extra money to do fun things. That is not saying we won't go out some, because I will NOT cook every day while on vacation!!



Daddy, Daddy, Pway Spidahman...

Friday, June 15, 2007

And if one does it...c'mon you know the chorus to this one...THEY ALL HAVE TO DO IT. It takes so little to make kidz happy. Lifting them up in the air and suddenly they are superheroes. I wish there was something that made me feel like Wonder Woman....




I remember when I was in elementary school, every year we would tour downtown Savannah. We'd go to the Telfair Museum and other notable homes. One thing that always fascinated me were the absolutely HUGE chandeliers these homes have. Some were electric, others were illuminated with candles. These houses had them in every room, except the kitchen. The most stunning ones were always in the ballroom and foyers. But, heck, I'd take one of the "less" notable ones anyday. The intricate glasswork and their sparkling beauty still intrigue me to this day.



It's All About Me...

When the hubby decided to pull his stay out as late as possible act ( click HERE) Saturday Night/Sunday Morning. I was, to put it as mildly as possible, pissed off beyond all reality. So, I decided to hell with the money in my PayPal I'd earned for blogging. It was being saved for an awesome Father's Day Gift. However, I decided it was MY TIME to get something. First, I started small. I bought four soy candles from an online small business.

Then, I stopped procrastinating and searching Ebay. Trying to bid on Last Minute Items and get a camera. I wanted one, I need one, so I went for a "Buy It Now" option. I paid a whopping $3 more than I would have if I'd tried to outbid someone on the same camera. Plus, look at all the goodies it came with!!

Now, this is where true madness reared it's ugly head for the final time. I had mentioned to hubby earlier that I was going to start drinking coffee. However, due to my frame of mind, the following purchase made more sense than just an ordinary tin of coffee at the grocery store. Yep, a whole case of Maxwell House. I guess I won't have to buy any when Livey comes to stay, in fact, I can send her home with a pouch or ten.