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Just For Now

by Deborah Cruz

Happy Friday, my friends!Even Better, Happy First Day of October!! Here in the Midwest, leaves are changing, the sun is shining, pumpkins are ripe, bonfires are burning, apples are begging to be picked, chili to be made, cozy sweaters to be worn, cuddles to be given to spread the warmth! Oh, how I love fall! So I am pretty excited. First of all , it’s Friday..you know what that means, I get to see the Big Guy for dinner tonight! Ladies, if you get to see your husband every night for dinner..don’t take it for granted. You don’t truly understand what a big deal it is until you don’t have it anymore. I’m also pretty excited for several other reasons. But mostly because I get to cuddle the Big Guy and my girls!Life is beautiful, even if it is just for now.

I always love this picture, it reminds me of a 60’s album cover!

I am happy to announce the winner of the Senseo Coffee Machine Giveaway, chosen by random.org, the winner is….drum roll, please……comment #15, Nicole! Congratulations, Nicole. I would also like to thank all of you who entered and tried to help me hit my 1000 followers goal! You  guys are amazing. WHile I am at it, I’d also love to thank you all for all of the wonderful comments that I have been receiving lately. You guys really keep me thinking and offer some fantastic pearls of wisdom that I can add to my bag of tricks! Loving me some sisterhood through Motherhood!

Next, exciting part of news, today I am one of the Friendly Friday Featured Bloggers! I’m so excited! Please stop over and show them some love!


1. Did you have a pen pal when you were little (or now)? Where were/are they from? I had a pen pal, a boy from Turkey. We are grown ups and have been pen pals for 33 years. Now, we share pictures of our children.

2. If you could do a different job for one day, what would it be? I’d love to actually get paid for writing. Right now, I get paid to edit university students papers!

3. Do you remember your biggest fear from when you were little? I was afraid of the dark. There was no door on the closet and my overactive imagination always saw shadows and movement in the clothes.Now, I am like a Vampire, I like it as dark as possible.

4. What do you think is a waste of time? Why? Talking to stupid peo
ple. It makes my head hurt, it frustrates me repeating myself, is a general waste of my time and energy. then they usually try to use words that they don’t know how to use correctly and it makes me insane!

5. What is the oldest item you have in your closet?
My Grandma’s ancient Bulova, it must be like one of the first ones ever made. I love it!

Also, if you love my Mommy Truisms series, and I know you do, please stop over at One Savvy Mom’s blog and check them out.* They will be available after 8 pm EST tonight! I am her featured guest blogger today. I am so excited. While you are there, I highly recommend you stop and stay awhile. No one does reviews and giveaways like One Savvy Mom! That lady has the scoop on what’s hot and what’s not on everything! I’m serious..everything!

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My FAWK You’s for the week
  • Fawk You to having a night away from the girls, with just the Big Guy and not getting to fully *utilize* the hotel room to its potential.
  • FAWK you to that last birthday shot of Tequila that I should not have had!Boo on getting older and not handling the liquor like I did in my 20’s!
  • SUPER DUPER FAWK YOU in the EAR to the mysterious black eye that I woke up with from my love/ hate relationship I had with the toilet the night of my birthday!
  • Fawk you to my little girls growing up too fast!
  • Fawk you to the mean girl from ballet class.
  • Fawk you to never getting enough sleep! Lord, I need a nap!
  • Fawk You to the Big Guy getting sick and being homesick in the same day..poor guy!
  • Fawk you to my 5 inch hooker heels who tried to mutiny on me while out in Chicago for the first time in YEARS! Oh yeah, you thought a little hyperextended foot action was going to stop me? Tequila shut you up didn’t it?
  • Oh yeah, FAWK YOU to my back who is so obviously in cahoots with my hooker heels! Shame on you back! Pain pills and Muscle relaxers shut you up, didn’t they? 
  • Disclaimer* There was no mixing of pills and booze. Scouts honor! Luckily said ailments did not happen simultaneously:)
  • Big GIANT FAWK YOU to myself for still not finishing my piece that I am writing for an actual paying writing job! Today’s the day it gets sent in. Wish me Luck!!!!!
  • And one last but not least, FAWK YOU to Mother Nature…you bitch , how is it that you know every time I am in the same zip code with my MIL ? Without fail, if she is in town or I am at her house…I will surely start to hemorrhage. I think if we actually lived in the same area code all the time, I would literally bleed out! Damn You Mother nature, go annoy someone else!I’ve gotta wedding to go to this weekend!

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JenH 2010/10/01 - 9:24 am

I'm a new follower from Friendly Friday Follow. I would love it if you could stop by my blog as well! I hope you have a great Friday!

Becky at lifeoutoffocus 2010/10/01 - 9:50 am

Ok. I've never read your blog before and I'm sitting here cracking up. I love this idea of Fawk You Friday. I might have to do it one time. I know I'll have a long ass list.

Also, my husband is home for dinner 3 nights out of the week. THAT IS IT. I feel your pain. I also have 2 girls so dealing with the homework and the girl fights and DINNER alone is enough to make me drink EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. Hence, my WinoBecks name.

Tequila? ugh don't get me started. We have a love/hate relationship. Love it going down. Hate it coming back up.

The Bell Family 3 2010/10/01 - 10:21 am

I feel your pain; never seeing your husband. My husband is a police officer and works 3-11; while I work 7-5. We don't see each other and it's very hard.

malia 2010/10/01 - 10:33 am

Hi! Following you from Friendly Friday Follow. Would love for you to consider following me back. http://www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Sarah W. 2010/10/01 - 10:51 am

Hi I am following from social parade


Corinne Rodrigues 2010/10/01 - 10:56 am

Following you from India on the Friendly Friday Follow. Your so funny!

Momma Teri 2010/10/01 - 11:01 am

Following from Social Parade Fridays. Please stop in and do the same for me (we are working on a follow friday project to see how many followers can actually be collected in a single friday with active participation)

Thank you for your help and your return follow:

aims 2010/10/01 - 11:06 am

i don't get to see my hubby for dinner every night either.. he works out of state and is home on the weekends… and leave me with these hellions alone…. lol

Christy 2010/10/01 - 11:11 am

Mother Nature is nothing if not inconvenient isn't she? She completely ruined our entire summer with all the flooding here.

Glad you joined our linky today. Have a great week!

Mad Mind 2010/10/01 - 11:11 am

Mother Nature is nothing if not inconvenient isn't she? She completely ruined our entire summer with all the flooding here.

Glad you joined our linky today. Have a great week!

Let'sMakeADifference 2010/10/01 - 12:27 pm

I'm a new follower! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!!

Robin 2010/10/01 - 12:51 pm

I tagged you on Thursday. I left you a comment on an earlier post. Don't know if you got it. I hope you like your vid:-)

Missy @ My Life Ain't Always Beautiful 2010/10/01 - 10:21 am

=) I love your blog. Following from Friendly Friday!

Our Funny Little Family 2010/10/01 - 2:31 pm

Your kids are too stinkin cute and I love your blog name!
Newest follower from Fun Friday Follow, would love a follow back when you get a second. 🙂


Crystal 2010/10/01 - 2:44 pm

I'm so jealous that you get EVERY friday night w/hubs. I don't even get one a month. No family close enough to help w/our 4 blessings-too expensive. Treasure that time-it's important.

I agree- fall is wonderful! I'm following you from the blog hop- I'd appreciate a follow back. Thanx


Moonangelnay Handmade Blog 2010/10/01 - 11:28 am

Hi I'm following! Add your blog link to my long weekend blog hop to help increase your blog traffic! (ends sunday so come in whilst you can!

Jerri 2010/10/01 - 3:31 pm

Hi. I'm your newest Friday Follower. Hope you will follow me too!


purseblogger 2010/10/01 - 12:22 pm

Yea for getting to see your hubby!
LOL at your answer to #4. I hope I'm not one of them LOL!
Love you girl!

~J 2010/10/01 - 1:14 pm

That photo SO looks like a throwback album cover! your girls are total dolls! Just like their mommy!

I'm tripping that you've had the same pen pal for that long..that's so awesome!

Tequila!!! Loves it!

Boobies 2010/10/01 - 1:14 pm

That photo SO looks like a throwback album cover! your girls are total dolls! Just like their mommy!

I'm tripping that you've had the same pen pal for that long..that's so awesome!

Tequila!!! Loves it!

Lolidots 2010/10/01 - 2:36 pm

I totally agree, that pic is rad!

So freakin' cool that y'all are STILL pen pals for that many years!

Stoppin' by from Mama M's. Happy Friday!

Gayle 2010/10/01 - 7:00 pm

I hate talking to stupid people, too. It's kind of like talking to teenagers. In fact, one has just asked me the same thing three times. Arrrgggg!

Liz 2010/10/01 - 7:51 pm

Your answer to #4??? My experience with my MIL. 🙂

Kristin 2010/10/01 - 9:44 pm

Hi! I'm your newest follower!!

Kristin 🙂
Keenly Kristin

Sarah at The Stroller Ballet 2010/10/02 - 7:44 am

Happy weekend!! I was totally afraid of the dark, too! I am so excited for fall. Your description makes me even more excited! Fabulous picture, by the way. Did you take it?

parenting ad absurdum 2010/10/04 - 10:51 pm

The picture is so 60s album cover. I love it! What's a Bulova?


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