Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Jack

My baby, Jack, is almost 15. He's taller than me now, which is something that he reminds me whenever possible.

Here's Jack in an old flannel shirt from my "grunge" days.


What you can't see from that picture is that he's also wearing his dad's kilt.


He's on the top of this dogpile. The boy with the backwards baseball cap is his step-brother, Travis.


And my personal favorite, Jack in his new top-hat!


He's getting ready to go on his class trip to Washington DC. I have to have him at the school at 4:30 am on the Monday after Mothers Day!

Next is driver's training. Where's my xanax...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce ~ Review & Giveaway


I've been lucky enough to work with Al Malekovic of Coutry Bob's All Purpose Sauce for the past several months. Screaming Mimi readers know that I have a husband and 2 teenage boys. Added to that mix is John's girlfriend Leighanne. What do all these people have in common? They love sauce on their food. Ranch dressing, BBQ sauce, sweet & sour sauce, if I cook it they put sauce on it.


I can say honestly & without reservation that Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce has just about replaced all other sauces in our house. Above is Chris putting Country Bob's on a freezer pizza. Just so you don't think I always make my family eat freezer food, here's Chris putting Country Bob's on take out pizza.


O.K. we do eat real food around here. Here's some yummy pork.


Country Bob's brochure says:

How does anything really good get its start? Where do great products come from? Usually they are the result of much time being exerted and tremendous amount of love being invested. At that point you can say, "That's mine! I made that." That's the way Country Bob Edson created his All Purpose Sauce.

They also list Christ as their CEO.

At our house it goes on everything from burgers to eggs. A little sauce on the burger isn't quite good enough. You have to keep the bottle with you to put some on every bite!



If you open my fridge at any give time you will see this. A bowl of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce for dipping.


In addition to their All Purpose Sauce, Country Bob's also has a spicy version, seasoning salt, barbeque sauce and a cookbook filled with great recipes.


To find some for yourself go to or if you're a United States resident leave me a comment here. Two lucky Screaming Mimi readers will win 2 bottles of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce apiece.

If you're a follower of this blog leave 2 additional comments for a total of 3 possible entries.

Giveaway ends Saturday, May 1st. Make sure you have a way for me to reach you if you win and again this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Musical Monday

So after having a total brain fart on Musical Monday's for way too long, I'm back. Yes it's a little late in the day, but who could resist this category, Sing Like No One Is Listening! That is totally me!

Yes, I am an old 80's fool who fills my Musical Monday posts with greats like The Cure & The Smiths. What I may not have mentioned is that during my eyebrow-pierced-with-a-safety-pin, Doc-Marten-wearing days I also loved cheesy 80's pop. Yes I had to hide my silent love from my mosh-pit friends, but today I can proclaim it out loud without shame or embarassment.

An 80's pop proclivity does however, make a great format for embarassing your teenage sons in public! So here is one of my favorite sing into the hairbrush songs, Forever, by Kenny Loggins. And yes I do like 'em cheesy.

Check out Diane over at Good Mourning Glory to find out what all the cool kids are singing out loud!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Another Quick Note...

Tonight, right now in the east, Dateline NBC, Detroit, City of Heartbreak & Hope. We're an hour from Detroit. We have been in a one state recession for what seems like ever.

Detroit was just named one of the world's most dangerous cities. Click here to check out the article.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Quick Note...

I can say that I don't understand my husbands taste in television shows.

Currently he is watching a show on the history channels called Modern Marvels. What is the modern marvel they are showcasing? Space travel, no. Medical technologies, no. It's about dirt. Yep, dirt. A show about the "modern marvel" that is dirt. I'm no historian, but I'm pretty sure that dirt has been around a little too long to be condidered modern. *insert eye roll here*

I said to him, "Christopher, you're watching a show about DIRT!" He just nodded and said, "yep." *sigh*

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Why Is It...

Why is it that on a bed full of clothes and other things the kitty with the white belly will always choose the one black item to lay on?




Sunday, April 4, 2010

Dear Wayne Newton,


Dear Wayne,

Please stop the plastic surgery. We're having trouble making your eyes blink.

Also if you could, lay off the blush.


Your Face

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thank You Glenn Close

The text in this ad reads:

"Glenn Close's sister Jessie and Jessie's son Calen have a disease. And even though their story is their own, it's far from usual. The fact is, one in six adults has a mental illness. The harder reality is that the ignorance that fuels the stigma associated with mental illness can often be the most painful part of managing the disease.

Glenn and her family chose to be national voices for the first campaign dedicated to fighting the stigma that accompanies mental illness. Because having a disease is difficult enough. Being blamed, or ostracized for having it, well that's just crazy."

The organization that is sponsoring the ad is Bring Change 2 Mind.

As someone who suffers from mental illness (bi-polar type II & social anxiety disorder) I have tried to share my story as much as possible, with the goal of removing the stigma from mental illness, if only from my little corner of the world. This national campaign is a great new start in the right direction.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pearls Before Swine

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I will be referring to my fat a$$ as a super power from now on!