Sunday, January 28, 2007

Happy 16th Birthday Jeff

Soon he will be driving on his own. Soon he will be leaving the nest for college, soon he will find the love of his life and get married, soon he will be having kids of his own. 16 years have flown by fast my baby boy. I Love you.

This shit works!!!!!!!!!

On Friday I stayed home from work trying to fight this stupid head cold.. can you imagine flying with one? I don't want to find out. My supervisor brought in some Collidial Silver (not sure of the spelling) to send home to me with Chris (he picked it up on his lunch hour) and told him that I should take 1 tablespoon twice a day until I leave for Ohio. I can't believe the difference two doses did. No stuffy nose, no cough, no aches. I woke up this morning feeling normal. I still took my two doses today and I will take my doses tomorrow to boost my immune system so I do not get sick while up in freezing Ohio. I will definately have to worship my supervisor when I get back to work on Wednesday. I am sure me catching the cold has a lot to do with how stressed out I have been over this child support hearing on Monday. I am just going to go in there and justify my appealing and hope that the judge is wise enough to see where I am coming from. It's 50/50 so I will just have to wait and see what happens. Wish me luck

Thursday, January 25, 2007

My Family

Christopher spending time with the Flamingos.
Jeff who is wishing we never took that picture

And finally we have Katie who always looks "pretty in pink"

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Craving a Mr. Hero

One of the few things that I am looking forward to going back to Ohio is a Mr. Hero sandwich. I have been craving it since I moved down here over two years ago. So I have already been teasing Chris about going to Mr. Hero's the first chance I get. It's too bad that they don't franchise down in Florida. They would make a killing. I have been trying to find a cheese steak close to a Mr. Hero and I am sorry Floridians you don't have anything close. So come Monday I am definately sinking my teeth into one of these mouth watering sandwiches.

Anyway to get my mind off that subject. I am getting real anxious to get this stupid child support hearing over with. I have talked several times with Jen, my best friend, who also happens to be the mother of Jeff's half sister, Cassie. Long story short, Roy dated us at approximately the same time and our kids are 7 months apart. We never let that interfere with our children growing up knowing that they are siblings. Cassie came down to visit us last Summer for two weeks. That's them feeding the flamingos:Jeff, Katie and Cassie.
I am going to do my best to see them while I am up in Ohio. Where my parents live and where they live now is about a 2 1/2 hour drive. Not going to be easy. They wanted to come to the hearing but I don't want them driving 3 + hours just so they can sit outside the courtroom. We have been discussing our hearings. Jen went for her first hearing back in mid December. We already know Roy is going to appeal any decision the Magistrate makes. I encourage Jen to have her case reviewed after Cassie was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes in October of 2005. Jen told me what to expect and how awful Roy looks. I would too if both my children's mothers were coming after me for more support. I didn't say I felt sorry for him but I bet Jen and I account for all the "white" hair he has. hahaha....

Monday, January 22, 2007

I need more time....

Ok... I will admit that getting the time to sit peacefully at my computer to do whatever is a real chore for me. There is just not enough time in the day. Trying to get our business off the ground is so time consuming and that's not my full time job. I work from 7:30 - 4:30 Mon-Fri. Chris works from 7-4 and weekends are just as crazy because laundry doesn't get cleaned by itself. There is cleaning to do and I still have to make meals, and I am trying to input more products onto our website. Chris will do a lot regarding the business with me and if I beg or "bitch", as he calls it, I can usually get him to do some minor work around the house. Now getting him out of the house is not a problem because he would rather do that.. He doesn't mind taking Jeff to work on the weekends because it gets him out of the house. Yesterday I was ill, so Chris and Katie went to Home Depot, fed his mother's cats (they went to the Bahamas) and feeding the cats ususally falls on me. Chris did make sure the kids got fed. Pizza for lunch and Arby's for dinner.. haha... Hey if he doesn't have to cook he would prefer not to.. although I will admit he makes some damn good dishes. I thought I would get one more day to recover, nope, body felt ok this morning and of course I went to work like a good employee, besides if I did call off my co-worker would hunt me down haha... at least I know I am valuable.
So how was your weekend?

Saturday, January 13, 2007

16 days and counting...

I have to travel from warm Florida to constant T.H.O's (Tittie Hard Ons) Ohio. All this for fucking child support. This is on January 29th. This is two days after my son turns 16. I will have to leave on Sunday though because the hearing is at 8am on Monday. My parents still live in Ohio but not for long. So I will stay with them and of course they will be driving me the one hour drive to the courthouse. I am so wanting this over with. I am pretty sure I have everything in order. I have looked all over for laws pertaining to a non-custodial parent rights to claim the tax dependency claim and the only thing I have found is the custodial parent must agree and sign a particular form to allow the non-custodial parent to do so. This parent ain't doing it. I don't feel comfortable allowing a man that has DENIED his son to begin with to have my son's social security number. People are fucking stupid these days.
If anyone has been through something like this please let me know. I would appreciate any help I get.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

You can't Fix STUPID!!!

Yes, it's that magical time of the year again when the Darwin Awards are bestowed, honoring the dumbest among us. Here then are the glorious winners:

1) When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California, would-be robber, James Elliot, did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked..... And now, the honorable mentions:

2) The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat cutting machine. After a little shopping around, submitted a claim to his health insurance company. The company expecting negligence, sent out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he also lost a finger. The chef's claim was approved.

3) A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.

4) After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his imcompetence, the went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't discovered for 3 weeks.

5) An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious head wounds from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.

6)A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer.... $15. (If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?)

7)Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab some booze and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head at the wondow. The cinder block bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious, The liquor store window was made of plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.

8)As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."

9) The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Buger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at 5 a.m.. flashed a gun, and demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away.


10)When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street, he got much more then he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to the motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said the man admitted to trying to steal the gasoline and plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges, saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Child Support

It's been over a year now since I have had my child support case reviewed. This is a process that can only happen once every three years and it determines whether or not a change in the amount I get from my son's father will increase or decrease. This is the first time ever that they have reviewed my case since they implemented the order back in 1997. I should have had at least three by now but I somehow fell through the "cracks". I was the one that requested the review, I was the one that painstakinly "found" him, the courts and Child Support Enforcement of Ohio for some reason only had his parents address as his. The man hasn't lived there in over ten years. If they can garnish his wages every two weeks you would think they could get his address from his employer.
I have been receiving $102.30 monthly for my son, Jeff, for the past 8 years. My son will be 16 on the 27th of this month folks. So.. almost half his life I have not gotten one red cent from his father. Now that the Child support enforcement agency has established his income and it turns out that he does make more money than I do well lookey here folks he should be paying $623.00 a month. That recommendation came on April of 2006. It is January 9th 2007 and I am still waiting for this to end. My son graduates in May of 2009. Do you think it will be settled before then? I will hopefully find out on January 29th.
Oh and how is this for a slap in the face? The judge is considering the option to allow him to claim Jeff as a dependant on his taxes because his percentage for support would be significantly higher than mine. Uh hello? are we not going to take into account that I have been my son's primary supporter for 16yrs? 8 years of 102.30/month only adds up to $9,816.00. And if by chance he is ordered to pay the 623.00 for let's say two years well that's $14,952.00 add that together and we have a whopping $24,768.00. That's not even a years tuition in the college my son plans on attending folks. What about the fact that Jeff has NEVER met his father? What about the fact that I have had sole custody of my son since birth and I have always provided for him. He never went without the essentials. If I had to work 60-80 hours a week you bet your ass that is what I did. Granted my son spent his first few years calling my sister, Mom, but it was a sacrifice I had to do in order to make sure he was happy, healthy and most importantly loved. So the judge is considering to give the asshole a break? I don't think so...

Monday, January 8, 2007

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Saturday, January 6, 2007


Let me just say that I am a newbie to the blogging world so if I ramble needlessly forgive me for I do not know what I do.....

My name is Mindy, I am 36 yrs old. I am a mother of two. Jeff is about to turn 16 at the end of this month. Katie is my 7 yr old princess-drama queen. Her daddy swears there is a specific x chromsome that carries the princess/DQ gene. As I become more comfortable navigating around this site I will be posting pictures of my brood.

My S.O., Christopher(Significant Other - I use that term because although we are not legally married we are beyond the boyfriend/girlfriend stage plus we are Katie's parents) and I have just started our own business. I will be posting news about our business periodically on this blog. If you are like me (impatient) you can check out our goods at just keep this in mind though... we are just starting out so if you do not see what you like at first site keep coming back periodically because we will be adding more inventory on a weekly but hopefully daily basis.

We love animals... we have two dogs, Scooter - Shepard/Rot and Duke - Min Pin. Christopher aquired a Red ratsnake named Cody and of course Katie's hamster, Potter. We are seriously thinking of adding another dog to the family so if anyone knows of a breeder or broker, in Sarasota Florida or nearby cities, dealing with either Toy/Imperial Shitzu's or Yorkshire Terriers let me know.

Well.. I think I have rambled on long enough. Thank you for visiting and please come back soon.