Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Welcome to the Show, Come inside, come inside

The kettle is on...the coffee is brewing...I had my young daughter make muffins...the potatoes are stewing...

Ah, what? You're not here for the evening of amateur poetry night? You're a coneseur of SiTS and BiTS?

Well, you can come in too! It's been ages, I'm glad to see ya!

Just to tell you a bit about myself...I'm Alex, married mom of five ranging from ages 18 to 1, and in hot pursuit of my sanity. If you see it lurking under a rug, or in some hidden corner, throw a bucket over it and let me know before you head out. It always seems to escape me, especially now that I've returned full fledged to the "working" mom field (ha ha ha...that cracks me up...now that I've experienced being a SaHM the definition of "working" mom has forever changed). Please ignore the cobwebs, my blog has fallen into a slight state of disrepair. Nothing that scented candles can't cover up!

Anyway, welcome to my blog. I am honored and privileged to have been chosen as the Tuesday Featured Blogger. Welcome, welcome. May you enjoy my written word as much as I do (yes, there are times when I just crack myself up). Here are just a few of my favorites sure to bust your gut or water your eyes.

What is Old again is Now New
The Number you are trying to reach is no longer in service
You kiss your momma with that mouth?

Now that I've had my spiel, please feel free to read on. I've touched on just about every topic I could think of...and if you notice the lovely awards I've gotten over my blogging time, they are active links to brilliant people who think I'm brilliant too.

How could one go wrong with brilliance, especially if you have a great pair of shades.

Thanks for coming, and don't forget to take your gift dinner mints when you head out!

191 comments:

  1. Enjoy your day, Alex! This should be fun!

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  2. Congrats on your SITS day! New follower here!

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  3. Good Morning from a new sits girl, can't wait to read your blog...here I go!!

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  4. Stopping by from SITS to congratulate you on your special day! If you find your sanity... check to see if mine is there too. Mine will be the drunk one. :-)

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  5. Grats on your SITS day :D And what is BiTs?

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  6. Happy SITs! Great stuff...grabbing more coffee and reading some more!
    ~Cara

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  7. Congrats on the SITs day! Love the blog...great humor. Have a great day

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  8. It's your special day! Congratulations!

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  9. Congrats on your SITS day! Love the humor! I think I'll be hanging around!

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  10. You have a very good sense of humor, lol! Congrats on being today's blog Feature.

    from SITS :D

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  11. Congrats on being the FB @SITS today! Going to check out your blog now:)

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  12. Alex!! Congratulations! It's always so cool when the FB is a friend...enjoy the attention. You know you're one of MY favorites.

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  13. Happy SITS day...wait, what's BITS? I've never heard of that one!

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  14. Happy SITS day!

    Steph @ Stick It in the Fridge

    pleasestickitinthefridge.blogspot.com

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  15. Congrats, Alex, on being SITS FB! It's always so exciting when I know the blogger of the day! Enjoy your day in the spotlight!

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  16. Congrats on being the featured blogger for today! Looking forward to reading your other posts...
    pk @ Room Remix

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  17. Congrats on your your day in the limelight!! You are funny - I can tell we could be buds. LOL

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  18. Happy SITS day!! I hope it's great!! Enjoy!

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  19. Have a beautiful day in the SITS spotlight!

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  20. Wishing you lots of bloggy love on your sits day!

    It looks like you are in my next life phase with the kid thing, I'll have to watch for some future advice :)

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  21. Happy SITS Day. Enjoy the glory and congrats for being featured.

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  22. Happy SITS day and greetings from South Africa.

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  23. Happy STS day! Love your 'lost' brained approach to life, seems I'm not the only one who's sanity is making its home in some deep dark corner of a closet (you have looked there for yours right? I would for mine, but its too cluttered up with stuff and there could be a spider in there guarding it)
    Enjoy your day!

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  24. I love your header! A LOT!

    Congrats on your SITS day.

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  25. You mean we don't really get muffins? Oh. =(

    Happy SITS Day!

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  26. Happy SITS day! I just read your pay phone post. The only one I know of is at the store up the street from me and it really does work! What in the world did we ever do without cell phones?

    Have a great day!

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  27. So excited that it's your SITS day! Enjoy!

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  28. Congratulations on your SITs feature! I hope you enjoy your day in the sun:-)

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  29. Happy SITS Day!!! :) Enjoy your feature!!!

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  30. I hope you have a great SITS day : ) I will go read your other posts tonight when I get home from work. I can tell you are funny though : ) I Love FUNNY!

    In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
    Albert Schweitzer

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  31. Oh I love your writing style and am now a follower! Congratulations on your special day... now I am off to read more.

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  32. We are cooking number 6...it must have been hard to go back to work after having been at home.

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  33. Hey,
    Congrats on being the SITS featured blogger today. I wish I had more time to read your posts, but I guess I actually have to do work today! I'll add you to my feed reader so I can catch up later.

    Anna

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  34. LOL! At least I'm not the only one who cracks myself up sometimes! It's a pleasure to have found your blog! Congrats on your SITS feature today!

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  35. WooHoo!....Congratulations on your day in the SITS sun! I hope today is a most beautiful day for you.

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  36. Congrats on being the FB! Been browsing your blog, and I have to admit, I've been watching Biggest Loser since the first season--I, too, cry and empathize! It's a very inspiring show!

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  37. The pay phone thing is so true...but the more I have MY cell and MY car, etc, etc, the idea of using a payphone or the bus makes me squirm. Has technology made me germaphobic?!

    (Great blog- happy SITS day!)
    :D
    Keely

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  38. Happy SITS day to you!!!

    I hope you'll come by and check out my giveaway going on!

    Angie
    Nana's Box

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  39. Congrats on your SITS day! Enjoy it. And I love your header.

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  40. Congratulations on your saucy day in the SITS sun! Have a great one!

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  41. Congrats, enjoy your day! Happy SITS day!

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  42. happy SITS Day! off to read your featured posts!

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  43. Congrats on your SITS Day! Nice blog!

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  44. Good morning! Congratulations on your SITS Day in the spotlight. Enjoy!

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  45. Congrats on being the FB! Hope you get to enjoy your special day!

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  46. Happy SITS day! I have to say the meat cleaver threw me for a loop! Lol. Looks like this is going to be a great read.

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  47. Congratulations on your SITS day! I can't wait to look around :)

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  48. Happy SITS day! I enjoyed all three of your favorites. It sounds like we could be living the same lives....I often wonder about pay phones, grieve over the special kid and wondering about the future of our teens.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Yay, SITS!! Congrats and I love your blog and will follow along if that's okay with you!

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  50. Your writing style is HIlarious!! You deserve your SITS day!

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  51. congrats on your sits day! love your sense of humor & writing style!

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  52. Congratulations on your SITS day!

    www.americantribal.blogspot.com

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  53. Happy Happy SITS day...enjoy all the bloggy love on YOUR special day.
    xo bj

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  54. Congratulations on your SITS day, good job. I know SITS, now figure outs what BITS is...

    I just love your sense of humor.

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  55. Congrats to being the FB today over at SITS! I'm going to look around a bit now =)

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  56. Happy, Happy SITS Day! I am looking so forward to reading more about you:)

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  57. Happy SITS day!! Love your quote at the bottom. I hate it when they change the book!!

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  58. Congrats on your SITS day! So happy for you. If you'd like to stop by I'm having a giveaway

    http://michelle-blondeambition.blogspot.com/2009/10/pumpkin-pumcakes-pan.html

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  59. Happy SITS day, I am looking forward to checking out your little space. Got my coffee and ready to go!

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  60. Congrats on your SITS Day!

    Many blessings to you. ~Melissa :)

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  61. Happy SITS day! Your intro seemed so clever - I can't wait to read what else you're writing! :)

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  62. Five kids ages 18 to 1??? Wow! I'm sure you have all kinds of material to blog about...haha! Congrats on your SITS feature. :)

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  63. Happy SITS day ~ your header scared me a bit but then i read the SITS post and felt a bit comforted... i too have kids (and other family drama) so i share your insanity... Hope your blog gets flooded with comments today. I am off to enjoy your brilliance... :-)

    visit me
    mybubbledmess.com

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  64. Congrats on your SITS day! Your blog is very cute and smart. I like it!

    ~Kathryn

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  65. Happy SITS Day! You sound like one busy mom!
    ***Ally

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  66. You're such a "cool" chick, Alex!

    You have a great blog and obviously love doing it as much as I do.

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  67. Happy SITS Day! Looking forward to perusing your blog. :)

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  68. Happy SITS Day to you! I hope the rest of your posts will explain the knife in your header. You scare me!

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  69. Happy SITS day! I'm off to read your awesome posts now!

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  70. You are too cute! Enjoy your day of love!

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  71. Congrats on FB. Hope you have a great day.

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  72. That was the cutest intro!!

    Hope you get a ton of comment love today!!

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  73. Congratulations you darling FB you! I wish you a day brimming with SITSY blog love.

    Blessings,
    LMM

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  74. Hey girl! Congrats on day !!! Stopping by from SITS

    sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

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  75. Congrats on being featured!!

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  76. Happy SITS day!

    www.oururbanvillage.com

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  77. happy SITS day! i am a sped teacher turned stay at home mom, so i can relate to a lot here. enjoying your writing... and i love that you quote sookie ;o)

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  78. Happy SITS Day! Enjoy your special day.

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  79. I hope you have a wonderful SITS day! Looking forward to reading more...but no pressure :)

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  80. Happy SITS day! I'm enjoying your writing quite a bit this morning. Thanks for the chuckles!
    Jesslyn

    www.imageinterpreters!
    Liberating modest dressers from their frumpy wardrobes.

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  81. Congrats on your SITS day!! I love your sense of humor! And if anyone finds your sanity, please let me know where they found it...because my sanity is probably hiding in the same place!!

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  82. Congrats! And happy SITS day - going to go poke around your blog now.

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  83. Happy SITS featured Blogger Day! Nice to meet you, I am now following.

    Heidi
    www.thebraggingmommy.com

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  84. Oh I'm doing the happy dance for you Miss Alex. Yeah (shake, shake, wiggle, wiggle) Heck I'm just happy to hear from you. Garsh, I've missed you. Have a happy, happy SITS day. Big (((hugs))) to ya'

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  85. WOW your blog really does rock! I'm a writer so if you like all things literary check out my blog. Nice to know you ;)

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  86. WOW! It's a good thing you made muffins and coffee. You've had a lot of company today. :) Oh and sometimes you really crack me up too.

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  87. Happy SITS day! I hope you enjoy. I'm still trying to catch up after mine!

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  88. Congrats on your SITS day! You sound like you have a great and funny household. I cannot wait to read more. I am a new follower too! Love it!

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  89. Stopping by from SITS, of course!! Congrats on your day!!!!

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  90. You are one funny lady! Enjoy your Big SITS day and if you happen to find that bucket of sanity, send it my way!
    Andrea
    SavvySassyMoms

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  91. Congrats on being featured on SITS! Love your blog :)

    ♥ Happy Tuesday! ♥

    http://www.themommy-files.com/

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  92. Congrats on being saucy!! Ages 18-1 that is a cool span of ages. Mine are 16, 15 and 9. I'm off to read your writing, and yes, I have my sunglasses:)

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  93. Congratulations on your spotlight day!! Hope you have lots of fun and visitors... God bless you with all those kids, no wonder you are looking for your sanity. If you find yours, can I have some of it... I lost mine a long time ago!
    Have a wonderful day.

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  94. Popping on in from SITS. Congrats on your big day. You are one funny lady. I especially loved your post about the pay phones because it made me conjur up a memory of my own about how I used to scrounge around the return coin slots in hopes of finding a errant quarter or two.(This was when I was a child. Not, like yesterday or something. I promise.) One day I hit pay-dirt and came away with like $1.50 or something. That was a highlight in my life. But now, alas, my children will never have the joy and pleasure of scrounging for quarters in a pay phone and that is a true travesty!

    LOVE the blog!

    http://365daysofthegoodthebadtheugly.blogspot.com/

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  95. Came by from SITS. Such a great blog! Congratulations today! I'm not a follower! ~Gretchen

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  96. Congrats on your SITS day! I got a good chuckle from your rant on losing your sanity. Brilliant!

    jenn @ rookno17.blogspot.com

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  97. Happy SITS Day! I hope its a great day!

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  98. Alex!! What a great honor, I am oh so happy for you my friend. Now so many more will discover the joy of your words. Have a wonderful day.

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  99. Happy SITS day! Your masthead is quite the statement.

    I love it.

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  100. Happy Tuesday! Hope you have a great day!

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  101. happy SITS DAY! what a party you're throwing!

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  102. Happy SITS day to you!!! Headed to read some more of your juicy blog!!! And sanity...hmmm I don't think we get that back until after our kids leave the nest!

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  103. Happy SITS day! I'll see if I can find your sanity. LOL!

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  104. Happy SITS day! I'm off to check out the rest of your blog!

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  105. Happy SITS day from me too! Congratulations on the feature. You're cracking me up! ;)

    Off to read more.

    Enjoy your big day!

    Roeshel

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  106. Happy SITS day! Your writing is wonderful - although you made me cry!

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  107. Enjoy your day in the SITSlight! off to read...

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  108. Happy SITS day! I too am in hot pursuit of my sanity- nice to know we're not alone LOL

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  109. stopping by from sits, great humor! you'd have to with 5 kids!

    www.anniebakes.blogspot.com

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  110. Happy SITS day...I'm off ;-)

    Jamie :)

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  111. Happy SITS Day!! Enjoy your day in the spotlight!!

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  112. I really enjoy your style of writing so I'll definitely be coming back! Happy SITS day!!

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  113. Happy SITS. I read your reality tv post below. When I first heard of the show I was appalled. After watching an episode it filled me with so much understanding. It really does possess depth. Enjoy your day. Come on by sometime...once you get around to comment 136:) Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

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  114. Happy SITS Day! What a great, funny & interesting intro. It'll fun exploring your little blog & hunting sanity with you!
    Have a great day!

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  115. Congrats on being featured!!!! Wow 5 kids from 18-1!!! you go girl!

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  116. Congrats on your day! Enjoy! Now off to read your posts.
    Sandra

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  117. What a fun blog! Happy SITS day to you!

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  118. What a fun blog! Happy SITS day!

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  119. Congratulations on your SITS day. i enjoyed reading your posts.

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  120. Congrats on the SITS day. Your blog is great and you are a busy lady!

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  121. Congrats on your SITS day!! What a cute blog, love your header pic, haha!! too funny!

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  122. Happy SITS day!! Love your sense of humor!

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  123. Congrats on your SITS day!

    *sip*


    AHHHH.....thanks for the coffee!

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  124. Congrats on being the Featured Blog!!! I'm going to browse around now :)

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  125. HAPPY SITS DAY! I hope you get lots and lots of comment love on your special day. I'll be back again to read more of your blog.

    Have a great day!

    Blessings,

    Teresa <><

    http://toomanyheartbeats.blogspot.com/

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  126. Love the blog! Congrats on being the featured blogger! :)

    Bev

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  127. Congrats on being featured today, I adore your sense of humor ;) and really, do Mommies ever have their sanity intact? If so, I must be out of the loop! :D *peeks under the rug*

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  128. Happy Day! Blessings to you today!

    Lana @ ilovemy5kids

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  129. Congratulations on your SITS day!!!

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  130. Congrats to you, I hope the best for you!

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  131. Whoo Hoo!!!
    Finally someone I "know" is the Sits feature!!!
    You deserve it girl!

    and

    My cousin's husband is on Biggest Loser. and we don't even know who wins!
    He is Danny Cahill and he is a very nice guy.
    I'll bet you won't see him back biting!

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  132. Congrats and happy SITS day! Off to read more...

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  133. Happy SITS day, I'm off to explore!

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  134. Happy SITS day! Love your quote at the bottom. Yes, I know it wasn't in the movie either :)

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  135. Oh happy day! Cant wait to poke around!

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  136. Happy SITS day! Can't wait to read more! :o)

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  137. First time to your blog via SITS! Congrats on your SITS day!
    About your post about the pay phones ~~~ we were on vacation last week and I actually saw one of those elusive things just sitting there on the corner in a small town. In all its glory! I remarked to my hubby "omigosh! There's a pay phone!" just as readily as if there were a moose walking down Main Street!
    Good Times indeed!

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  138. Awesome blog! Very humorous. Happy SITS

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  139. Happy SITS day!! Love your blog and am a follower now:-)

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  140. Hi Alex,

    Thanks for the warm welcome! Save me some pink mints for my daughter :)

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  141. Funny stuff!
    Congrats on the feature - I really like the color scheme on your blog.

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  142. Just stopping by to visit the Queen for the Day!

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  143. Happy SITS day!!!! Hope it was a great one!

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  144. Thank you so much for the mints. I feel bad that I came empty handed. I hope your SITs party made you feel like a queen.

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  145. damn- ages 1 to 18? Yeah, I'd have misplaced my sanity w/that going on, too.

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  146. Oops, I read your blog this morning and got so wrapped up in reading I forgot to leave you a congratulatory comment. Stopped by from SITS, great blog!
    Cheeers!
    C

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  147. Congrats and Happy SITS day! You have a great blog!!

    Jeni

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  148. I know I'm one day to late. But I hope you had a happy sits day yesterday!!!

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  149. Dang! 187 comments?! Awesome! :)

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  150. Congrats on your featured blogger day! And 18yo-1yo??? How do you do it?

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  151. You were FEATURED.
    And I MISSED it.
    I ALREADY love you, but I haven't SITSted in weeks. I've been out of the loop.
    I hope it was great fun.

    Rock ON with your bad featured blogger self.
    And unicorns.

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  152. Better late than never, right- catching up with new SITSta's, can't wait to get to know you.

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  153. Just catching up on my SITS reading! Congrats on the FB! Love the blog! Love the banner pic!

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