Thursday, April 14, 2016
So for the rest of the year, I am going to make a promise to myself. I'm going to start writing again. Whether it's once a week or every day, I am going to start. Not only on here, but I would love to continue with my Highway to Hell, Roadway to Recovery blog. I last left off on that one with when I was pregnant with my now 3 year old, had just gotten on methadone, and was told that I tested positive for my baby to have Trisomy 18. Yes, that blog is much deeper than this one. This one is pretty much just whatever random thoughts go through my mind. It would probably be great to write in here when I can't sleep (which is almost every night); that's when the craziest thoughts, ideas, and memories flow through this intelligent brain of mine. So I think I'll start that tomorrow (and check out the blog linked above!). Ciao!
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
White Chocolate Maraschino Cherries
Adopted from Oh My God Chocolate Desserts
Makes approximately 24 cookies
1 cup butter, room temperature
½ cup powdered sugar
2 0.28 ounce packets Dr. Oetker Natural Vanilla Sugar (optional)
½ tablespoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt (if using salted butter, omit the salt)
¾ cup chopped maraschino cherries
⅔ cup white chocolate chips, dyed if desired
1. Mix together flour and salt and set aside. Cream together butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla sugar, about five minutes until light and fluffy. Mix vanilla. Add flour and mix until clumps begin to form. Gently mix in cherries and chocolate.
2. Form the dough into a log, pressing it together well. The log should be about two inches thick. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in fridge at least 1-2 hours or overnight.
3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the log into ¼ to ⅓ inch slices, pressing any crumbles back together. Place on baking sheet one inch apart. Bake 10-15 minutes until cookies just start to turn lightly golden brown on top. Cool 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
I don't have much to say about this match. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd will remain champs.
This match is full of mostly jobbers. One of them won't win. I like the Ascension, even though they're mostly just on house shows. I really like Curtis Axel. I've liked Heath Slater since his debut with Nexus. I like Damien Sandow but they ruined the character he started with. Barely any of these guys have been on Raw or Smackdown the past couple weeks, so why should they win? Kane and Big Show are the biggest names here. It's going to come down to them as the final two and it's going to start a feud after Big Show wins.
WWE United States Title
Rusev is still undefeated in a match. All his talk about the US is really getting old, annoying, and boring. I don't love Cena, but I love that he loves this country. The winner will be John Cena after putting Rusev in the STF, followed by the US flag popping down.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship:
I'd like to see Roman Reigns win. He comes from a long line of Samoan wrestlers. But he still has some improving to do, especially on the mic (though he has gotten better). I didn't watch wrestling when Brock Lesnar was in his heyday. I loved it when I was a kid, then stopped watching it for a long time and just picked back up with it a few years ago. I also didn't have cable in the past 2 years so I've missed a lot. I just started being able to watch again right before the Royal Rumble. So I've never seen Brock Lesnar wrestle. But I know he's good. Brock Lesnar is going to win. He just signed a three year contract with WWE. He isn't going anywhere.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
I like that the Divas are getting a bit more screentime. Two matches on live TV? Awesome. It sucks that the Diva's championship isn't on the line at Wrestlemania. Instead they turn the Diva's match into a tag team match. That's corny. All of the titles should be defended during the pay-per-views, ESPECIALLY Wrestlemania. They should also have a women's tag team title.
Randy Orton turned on Seth Rollins and the Authority. Who didn't see that coming since his return, especially after the opening segment of Raw.
I can't wait until Wrestlemania. Definitely looking forward to Sting vs. HHH. And even though it's the night before, I'm definitely looking forward to the Hall of Fame inductions. Wrestlers from when I was a kid that I loved are being inducted - Macho Man Randy Savage and the Bushwhackers! Awesome!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
I started another blog too, about my experiences with drug addiction. I only have five posts but there is a lot to each one. It could probably be several chapters of a book. All addiction stories are basically the same though so it would be like reading every other book that chronicles someone's addiction.
I really want to have an everyday blog. Of course, I'd like to keep up with this one every day but who reads it besides me? I've been planning a blog for like 2 years now. A 365 day DIY blog, filled with crafts, recipes, tips, etc. But if I can't even get people to follow me on THIS blog or my addiction blog, how would I get followers on the "Mom's Got it Together" blog I've been planning? Maybe some day. Maybe if I start to get followers on here or my other one, I can start that one up
I love how it's almost 3am and I'm still awake. Well, not really, I don't really LOVE it. Just an expression. I wrote about being up late on an entry earlier in this blog. I'm am insomniac. I've never been diagnosed (I've actually never even seen a doctor about it) but I have several symptoms of chronic imsomnia. It never botheted me before when I was younger but things are a lot different now that I have 3 kids, all aged 5 and under. Tons of fun. I also smoke a lot when I don't (or can't) sleep. Then I wake up to either no cigarettes or almost none. That sucks. I really should see a doctor about it, especially since I've been like this since I was in high school and it isn't getting any better! I actually did fall asleep pretty early tonight. I was watching WWE Smackdown and fell asleep while that was on, sometime between 930-10 but got woken up at 1008 to my son screaming like he was being killed because he threw his bottle out of his pack-n-play. Couldn't get back to sleep after that. Maybe I'll try to get back to sleep now. Or in a few minutes. Smoke a cigarette first. Now that I think of it, the only times I didn't have many sleep issues was when I was a big pothead. Haven't smoked in 2 years though but I've really been wanting to lately. Ugh.
Cop killings are on my mind right now. Ever since this kid was killed by a cop in Ferguson, Missouri back in August (which was justified), there have been strings of police officers being killed. Two in two days. And it's sad that it doesn't even make the national news half the time. A cop was killed on Wednesday in Georgia. Shot to death. And today (well, technically yesterday) a hometown hero in the City of Brotherly Love was shot and killed. Shot three times, once in the head. It's a fucking disgrace. Both cops left behind children. The Philly cop had a 9 year old and a 1 year old. At least the older one got a chance to know his father but the baby will have no memories of him. It's really fucking sad. I thought about becoming a cop. I would still like to but I'm getting too old. Almost 30, completely out of shape, and no driver's license. You need to have a license for at least 3 years. Sucks.
Yay it's March! Winter is almost over! I hate winter. We've been getting a lot of snow the past month or so. Got like 8 inches yesterday. I don't want spring to come though. I want it to skip straight to summer.
So, last month, Nicholas Coia went to court. Almost 12 years ago, he was one of the kids that killed my friend Jason Sweeney. I was friends with him too. And his brother Domenic. I didn't know the other two, Eddie Batzig and Justina Morley. Justina lured Sweeney to his death. She took him to an isolated spot back by the Delaware river, a place I used to go with Dom to smoke weed. She lured him for sex. After they got there and he pulled his pants down, the boys jumped out and beat him to death with a hammer, a hatchet, and a rock. All for his paycheck so they could get high. They beat his head and face so bad, every bone was broken except his left cheekbone. When he was found, they didn't know if he was an old man or a young kid. He was only 16 years old. The boys got sentenced to life in prison, while the whore got 17-1/2 to 35 years (only about 5-1/2 years left until she's eligible for parole). A few years back, the Supreme Court decided that sentencing anyone under 18 to life in prison is cruel and unusual punishment, a violation of I think the 18th admendment. So anyone who was under 18 when they committed a crime and was sentenced to life can appeal their sentence, which is exactly what Nicky did. Sweeney's sister Melissa had his friends and family members write a letter for court. The judge decided to uphold his life sentence. Thank God. It's bad enough the girl will be getting out eventually. It's a shame that the family had to go through that again. I could write a lot more on that topic. Maybe I will tomorrow.
It's after 3am now. I think I'll try to get back to sleep. Goodnight.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
It's been a very long time since I last posted something on here. So much has happened in the two-plus years since I last wrote. I'm still living in the house that I started to have second thoughts about. Jim and I are still together; we celebrated our 3-year anniversary last month. We also had 2 more kids, another beautiful girl in November, 2012, and a precious baby boy this past January. I am planning on returning to school in July and hope to possibly find a job, even if it's just part time, until then. I've been wanting to do a DIY/craft/recipe/etc. blog with an entry per day. I have so many entries and ideas already...well I can't exactly say 'already' because it's something I've been planning...for over a year now. I have so many things to write in eacb entry. I havent decided if I am going to use THIS blog for it or if I want to start a new one. Well, we shall (hopefully) see if I can get that started! Even though I'm home most of the time, being home with 3 kids (well 2, seeing as my oldest is in school every day...can't believe she's in school [even thoigh it's only preschool] and almost finished her first year! Time surely flies with kids!!