Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Our typical sleepless night........

Here is a picture of our typical night at the Campbell's. We crawl in bed watch a few minutes of TV and fall alseep (dont get me wrong.. for the sake of keeping this blog family rated I am leaving out quite a few things hah) but I always wake up in the middle of the night can you guess why? We have dogs that like to sleep right in between us. I roll on them, I move them to the foot of the bed, I wake up again and Winnie is right in the middle again under the covers. I cant stand that she does this but Debbie says... "She just needs to be warm" lol
I hope someday the dogs will want to sleep in their own bed and I can snuggle with my wife at night with out rolling on a dog lol.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Diet Pills!!

Like almost every one out there the battle of the bulge caught up with me last year. I was 15 pounds heavier than I had been the year before and then after my head injury I gain another 5 pounds.. So yes THAT IS 20 pounds..
I had not struggled with my weight for years and the reason is not something I am proud of but I am going to tell you. My good friend Jan had a rocking body.. I mean a HOT body. So one time when I was at her house about a decade ago I said to her..
So Jan gave me a bottle of diet pills and I lost about 10 pounds in two weeks. So I called her and said
"Okay I am biting where do you get these pills"..
Jan went to Mexico on vacation about every four months and she would buy these diet pills from there. So I jumped on the ban wagon and would give Jan $100 every few months and she would bring me back the diet pills and I was able to stay quite slender.
Well Jan died (it was terrible) a year ago last September. So not only was one of my best friends gone, my "diet pill" connection was gone also. So over the next 18 months I gained the 20 pounds.
Well I finally was sick of not having any Levi's to fit in so I said.. FORGET THIS.. and I got off the couch, joined Nutri System and started to work out (Pilate's kick your butt) and I have lost all the weight. It is the first time in my life I have ever lost weight WITHOUT Diet Pills.
So if you know or you yourself are a Diet Pill junkie.. Let me tell you. It has taken a hell of a lot of work to get my metabolism back in shape and the weight came on VERY fast when I quit taking them.
I think the scariest part of this story is I truly do NOT know what the diet pills were (which I am happy because I would not have quit them). Jan would just get them for me and I would take them and not have an appetite...
So please don't judge me... IT HAPPENS..
Woot Woot here is to Mexico in a bikini this year!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

a "Uti"!!

I have been suffering from a U.T.I. (urinary tract infection) the last few days. Sam gets up early this morning and goes to Walgreen's to buy me some AZO to kill the U.T.I. pain.. Cassidi is home with us and I am complaining that it hurts (every woman that has ever had one knows this) etc. and Sam comes home with the AZO box and I take my pills and we proceed to eat Nachos for breakfast... any way the below conversation takes place.

Mom: (crawling onto the counter in a short robe) "Wow, Sorry Sam am I flashing you my Vajayjay"


Cassidi: (big smile) "THEY CALL IT A UTI ON THAT BOX, I read it"...

on the box it says.. Will kill U.T.I pain... I have no idea what Cassidi thought was wrong with me!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

18 years of being "Just Cassidi's Mom."

Happy 18th Birthday Cassidi. We think you have turned out rather good..

Dear First Born
I've always loved you best because you were my first miracle. You were the genesis of a young woman, and the fulfillment of young love and the result of 36 hours of labor. You sustained me through the hamburger years, the first apartment, and the seven-inch TV I paid on for 36 months. You were new, had unused grandparents, and enough clothes for a set of triplets. You were the original model for a mom who was trying to work the bugs out. You got the homemade baby food, the open safety pins and three-hour naps. You were my beginning!

Here is to adulthood honey!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The sweet sweet smell of fresh paint!!

OOOOO.. So so so much better!!

I am quite certain that Sam and I had the WORLD'S Ugliest paint job in our basement. We bought the house over a year ago and the FIRST thing we were going to do is paint our basement, then our bedroom. WELL neither one of them got done till last weekend. The ugly purple stripe in our basement is gone.. gone..gone.. It looks so good and clean (finished picture above).Sam putting the finishing touches on!!

Brock priming the walls. Had to prime the entire room so the ugly purple stripe would not show through!

Now, lets do our master bedroom......

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Science Fair, SMIENCE FAIR!!!

I dislike science fair projects. I think it is a slow painful act of torture on parents... Well we are done with Brocks this year.. Thanks to Brian (Cassidi's boyfriend) and Cassidi we are FINISHED.. WHAT is it you ask!!! a Rube Goldberg Project!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Winnie has a new trick

Last week sometime we were all watching TV or something in the family room and Debbie starts teaching our dogs a new trick...... to play dead when she shoots her gun with "BOOOOM" After a few treats later I piped up and said "Winnie will never learn this trick she is too stubborn...... George is much more trainable"
Yesterday I ran to pick up a few gallons of paint for our weekend project and I get a call "she did it she did it.... we are sending you the video right now.... call me back when you see it"

I officially eat my words!!! Every single one of them and all my snide remarks as she was training her... haha.. Sorry Debbie.... I will say one of your favorite phrases in the world..... YOU ARE RIGHT nice job

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Becky Sharp!!!

I am writing this blog a little tongue in cheek because I want to make sure if Becky Sharp (or anyone who knows her) reads this blog it is a compliment NOT anything else.

Growing up in high school I had the same drama that every teenage girl has. It was dramatic, you know the drama and the high school/junior high games. So like most teenage girls I would go home and CRY to my Mom about it and my Mom gave me the BEST ADVICE ever, and little did I know at the time she said this that I, my kids, my friends, and now my step girls, would coin the phrase "BECKY SHARP THEM"!!!

My mom said to me the day I was complaining about one of my best friends doing something TERRIBLE to me and "How on Earth were we ever going to be friends again".. My Mom simply said to me, "Treat them like you would Becky Sharp!!"

explanation: Becky Sharp is a girl I LIKED. We were in the same church group together. I knew her, she knew me, we would occasionally talk, but we were not girlfriends. We did not do things together on Friday nights. I said "Hello" in the halls and always greeted her with a warm smile. We never had any problems, fights, fought over the same boy, simple relationship with NO DRAMA..

As a teenage girl this information was like GOLD. "Treat them like I would Becky Sharp!!!" "TREAT THEM LIKE I WOULD BECKY SHARP"!! It's was simple MAGIC!! It was the best advice ever.. So over the years when I would have problems with a girlfriend, a co worker, MY MOM, my sisters etc... I would think in my head.. BECKY SHARP THEM, BECKY SHARP THEM. As my girls grew up I found myself telling them the story about the nice girl I went to church activities with, named "Becky Sharp" and the advice my Mom told me that day. I have had the same talk with my husband, and my sister-in -law, my friends at the bar.. The Becky Sharp story is now a legend and it WORKS.... So now all my kids say.. "BECKY SHARP THEM"and even last night when I called my Mom to tell her a story of me running into a high school bully of mine, she simply said to me, "Becky Sharp" her!

So may you all "BECKY SHARP" your faux's today!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010


Mexico is my second favorite place on Earth... Redfish Lake, Idaho being my favorite place but since our last "trip" (HA HA HA) there I may be moving Mexico to number one.
I love the slow pace of Mexico, the umbrella drinks, the SUN in Feb., the smells, EVERYTHING..

Sam and I did not get each other anything for Christmas and we are going to Mexico in a couple weeks for a week. Just Sam and I (we kinda like our freedom to do what we want when we want).. We are going just south of Playa del Carmen and across from Cozumel (last years trip).. So think of us in flip flops, sun burnt, moist skin, etc. etc. etc... LOVE IT.


Thursday, January 7, 2010


So I secretly dream of being Rachel Ray. Not the new Rachel Ray with the syndicated talk show but the old Rachel Ray with the 30 minute meal show. I dream of having a silly little cooking show OR be Bridgette of Bridgette sexy beaches!!!!! anyway....

Sam and I watch Julie and Julia about a month ago and since then I cannot get one of the scene's out of my head. It has the husband (played by "hell if I know") of Julie and they are talking as she cook bruschetta.. She fries the bread in a frying pan (I assume in olive oil) and he eats it enthusiastically and says "how good it is"...
Well Done to the producer of Julie and Julia because that scene with THAT bruschetta has went through my mind over and over and over...... No recipe's of it ANYWHERE and now I just have a vision of perfect bruschetta in my head...
I have made bruschetta before but THIS bruschetta is what I am DREAMING of..

I am going to try to "remake" this recipe this week. I will let you know how it goes!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Karma!!! (IT'S REAL)

Ya know the saying of "What comes around goes around", or the "efing you give is the efing you get"!! IT'S ALL TRUE!!! IT'S TRUE, IT'S TRUE!!

Example: Through the Holidays Sam had his check book stolen out of his car WHILE PARKED IN OUR DRIVE WAY. He also had all of his C.D.'s stolen at the same time. So he comes in the house pissed off and says.. "MY C.D'S AND CHECKBOOK HAS BEEN STOLEN OUT OF MY CAR". So Sam calls his banks and reports that checkbook stolen and does a stop payment on that entire checkbook.
Well today in the mail comes two "stop payment" notices from the bank. The peeps with the checkbook had written two checks off the account. So Sam calls the bank and they fax us the checks and... Guess where one of the checks were written... Yep, you guessed it....


hmmmmm... I wonder if Sam and I know the folk that work there!!!!!!