Friday, March 5, 2010

And the Winner is.....................

Drumroll please........
The names (3 entries each)
Bowl of names all folded up
My son's hand choosing the name:
And the winner is:
Meagan from Garrett and Megan! Congratulations girl!  Please contact me within 48 hours so that I can get in touch with Maggie over at Ecostore USA to let her know to be expecting an email from you so you can claim your $25 gift card.  I hope you enjoy their products as much as I have!  Thanks for playing along! 

Happy Friday my peeps! I can't believe we have finally made it to another weekend - WHEW!!!! I don't know about you but I am tttttiiiiiirrrrreeeeddddd to say the least.  Okay... so, I'm going to be real here for a minute - you can stop reading here if you like - it's kind of a downer.  Last night was another long night at work and then I had to come home and listen to my daughter and husband argue which always puts me in the middle of things and I.HATE.IT!!! I know they say you should always side with your spouse against the kids - but how can you do that if your spouse is sometimes wrong too?  I love my husband dearly but sometimes he can be SO WRONG and just not get it.  So I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't - depending on who's side I go with.  I always TRY to back-up my husband on all counts (that's what we are supposed to do, right?) but sometimes I get so angry with him when he's wrong and too blind to see it that I have to defend and take up for our kids instead.  What do I do?  I now can see how my mom was always put in the middle of me and my stepdad too when I was growing up - but I never knew it then.  However, the difference between me and my daughter is that I had a lot of respect for my parents but my daughter has about zero for us anymore (this generation perhaps)?  I don't know - but I am really tired of all of it to say the least.

I don't mean to be a debbie downer on Friday, but I don't want all of you thinking that I am just little miss sunshine either all of the time, because trust me, I'm not.  I TRY so hard to be and to always be in a good mood at home and at work but it's just not reality.  I just don't know what to do anymore.  I have put my daughter into counseling as I have no other course to take, however, I am also seriously considering putting my entire family into counseling as I think we have a lot of issues that we need to work out as well.  My husband slept on the couch last night because he was so angry with me and feels like I always take our daughter's side, which I clearly do not.  Sooo... I'm sure it's going to be an even quieter morning around these parts while trying to get out the door today.

Anywho......sorry to have rambled on like that - I had to get it off my chest so I could start this day head-on and with a clear head.  I hope that you all have a wonderful and blessed Friday.  I promise tomorrow that I will have a much more upbeat post! As a matter of fact, I will be showing off my wonderful swap items I recieved yesterday from Ms. Ashley Stone at As a Matter of Opinion.  She is an absolute doll so please go check out her website - you will love her too!

Oh one more thing... at work we had a contest called "LOSE IT TO WIN IT" and it's been going on 8 weeks now.  We had to lose 5% of our body weight to win some or all of the "POT".  We started out putting in $20 a piece and the pot stands at $320 total.  Well, this morning is the official weigh-in and I can't wait because I think I might just be able to get me a "piece of the gold" - so wish me good luck, wouldja?! LOL  I will let you know how it turns out and how many of us made our weights in time for the weigh-in.  Also, it's not my goal weight at all, by any means, however, I am FINALLY out of the 130's - WOO HOO - granted, it may only be 129.4 - but still - it's not the 140 I was weighing on January 4th when I decided to start my weight loss - so that's saying something, right?! :o)  I  mean it's a loss of 10.6 pounds - a loss is a loss, am I right ladies? :o)

Happy Friday and Happy Weekend my friends! 

Lots of love and hugs,
Trac~ ;o)


  1. Hey friend:)

    TGIF right;)

    Good luck on the draw, I hope you win the pot o gold.

  2. Visiting from Friday Follow...I'm your newest follower! Love for you to come visit me :)

    Have a great weekend!
    ~Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

  3. Way to go on the 10 pounds!!!

    Thinking about you and hope that things get better and clearer with your family situation...

  4. Cute blog.Nice to meet you!Happy Friday follow.

  5. Congrats on the 10 pounds!!! That is awesome!

    And I'm so excited to win!! I just emailed you! What do I do next?

  6. Good Afternoon! Happy Friday Follow! (on Sunday-lol) I am your newest follower. Come visit me :) and have a great week! Shoot me an email if you'd like me to subscribe, twitter or facebook.

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  7. As good a way as any to pick the winner. Being unwell of late, it was nice to revisit your blog.

  8. An award awaits you at No excuse No explanation;)

  9. Hope the contest goes well!

    My Aunt told me her best parenting advice was "never disagree with your spouse (in regards to whatever they have told the kids) in front of said kids. Just go along with it, even if you think it's the worst idea ever, and then discuss when the kids aren't around". Or something like that. :)

  10. Congrats on the 10 pounds! Fantastic my beloved friend!:o)
    Big Hugs!
    Betty xx

    PLUS: I loved these pics:)

  11. I am your latest follower from FF!!! Your blog is definitely informative, I will be hanging around for awhile.

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