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Movin’ On (Round 2)

The time has come.

The time is now.

For me to be packin’ up and movin’ on.


You may remember that for my 30th birthday, which wasn’t at all scary by the way, Rob and our friend Stuart gave me my domain as a gift. (Thanks again guys!) And that my friends, my readers, followers, and family is where you will find all things good, bad and indifferent in the Land of Lizze. From this point hence, please follow the bouncing ball over to! 🙂


(Oh and please excuse the mess over there as I am still working to get things “just right”. Don’t you just love OCD? lol)


Ewe’s Not FAT, Ewe’s Fluffy

A little while ago I started a health and fitness/weight loss blog named, Ewe’s Not FAT, Ewe’s Fluffy. I enjoy blogging that part of my life but I’ve decided to merge Ewe’s with my Daily Mommy Survival to make life a little bit easier since I keep forgetting about that blog. So if you see some new posts pop up that you’ve never seen before on a topic I’ve never mentioned; that’s where they came from and what they are.

Please feel free to check out this other aspect of my life and comment. I’d love to hear what you have to say. =)

Bold Faced Liar Creative Writer Award

My beautiful friend LaTree has blessed me with the Bold Faced Liar “Creative Writer” Blogger Award.
1.Thank the person who gave this to you. (Check!)
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog. (Double check!)
3. Link to the person who nominated you. (Check!)
4. Tell us up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth. (Outrageous truth? Okee doke…Check!)
5. Allow your readers to guess which one or more are true. (Please leave a comment! I’m curious to see who knows me the best.)
6. Nominate seven “Creative Writers” who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies. (Hhhhhhh….who should I pick?)
7. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate. (Check!)
8. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them. (Not a problem.)

Now let’s see who can tell the difference between my Outrageous Lies and Outrageous Truths. =)

~*~ I didn’t meet my sister until I was 25 years old.
~*~ I still haven’t met my oldest sister.
~*~ I was once pulled over for driving 91mph in a 65mph zone.
~*~ I love the smell of “stinky baby feet”, which belong to small children birth to 24 months.
~*~ Speaking of 65, I used to be able to type 65wpm.
~*~ My favorite candy treat is chocolate covered ants.
~*~ I search for freebies when I get really stressed out.
~*~ The act of writing is relaxing for me – even if it agrivates my arthritis in my hands.

Now that we’ve had some fun with Outrageous Lies and Truths, I am pleased to bestow this Creative award upon the following bloggers:

1. Merrilee at Liars and Frogs
2. Amanda at Morelli Chaos
3. Masto Mama at Masto Mama Chronicles
4. Ellyn at Profoundly Seth
5. Jennifer at BPD in OKC
6. Nikky at Pleasantly Chaotic
7. Susan at Adventures in Surrogacy

And now, having finished all of my duties that came with this award I am going to go and work on the massive post I have that will catch y’all up on what’s been going on in the Cheerio household for the past month or so. =) 


Honest Scrap

Jessica loves me! She really loves me!

Okay, maybe that’s a slight exggeration but she did give me the Honest Scrap award for my blog. 🙂 Something I’m super excited about by the way. 🙂

Jessica is from Mental Vomit, a blog which I simply adore! She and I have quite a bit in common but I won’t go into the how’s and why’s, just trust that we do. Anywho, she has bestowed this wonderful award upon me and now I must abide by the rules of the award…and away we go!

*Say thank you and give a link to the presenter of the award {Check}

*Share “10 Honest Things” about myself

*Present the award to 10 other bloggers whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design or to those who have encouraged me

*Be sure to tell the 10 bloggers chosen that you are giving them the Honest Scrap award and provide the guidelines for them

Share “10 Honest Things” about myself, hhhhmmmm. I was planning to use something similar to this for my Thursday 13 this week. Oh well, let’s see what I can come up with.

1.) I have been secretly coveting this award for as long as I’ve had a blog. I try to be very honest on my blog, without hurting others whenever possible. So I was seriously thrilled when Jessica gave it to me. (Yeah,I’m a dork, I know.)

2.) I have gotten so used to having migraines that it takes me an average of two weeks to figure out that I have a sinus infection and not just a particularly nasty migraine headache. Like now. Oy.

3.) I have been in therapy off and on for the past 15 years (since I was 14 years old) and I’m only just now finding out some of the serious reasons I should have started in the first place.

4.) When I was 9 or 10 years old, I wanted to have 6 kids. I wanted them all to be girls. I had all of their names picked out – most of which I had stolen from my favorite television shows at the time. (So think of all the popular tween shows from like 1989 and 1990 and you’ve got a pretty good idea of the names I had picked out.) Oh yeah, and I wanted sextuplets because I figured having them all at once had to be easier than one at a time to me. (Like I said, I was 9 or 10 years old. I knew nothing! lol)

5.) During my childhood, tween years, and teen years I was abused and misused by various different male individuals (and one female). None of them were ever held responsible – for various different reasons, all which were out of my control and had nothing to do with me “not wanting to”. Is it any wonder why I’ve been in therapy since I was 14 years old?!

6.) When I have had enough…or I’m overwhelmed with a situation etc I begin to twirl my hair at the crown of my head (something my neice – who happens to look a lot like me when I was her age also does) or pick at my fingernails.

7.) I have two collections of angels. One set is made of various Christmas themed angels. The other set is a set of collectors Josef birthday angels. My Granny gave me both. I got a Christmas angel every Christmas and a birthday angel every birthday.

8.) You can tell how bad my migraine and/or fibro is on any given day by which of my pets are following me around the house. If Cleo is following me around; it’s pretty bad. If both, Cleo and Maggie are following me; then it’s really bad.

9.) I wish I were neat and organized but my brain literally doesn’t work that way. I’ve tried to force it; but I just don’t know how to make it think and work that way.

10.) I have struggled with the first 9 for like the last hour and a half. But I give up on #10. Sorry; however, some of 1-9 are very deep and detailed scrap so that should make up for the lack of a #10. lol And since this is my blog and my 10 Honest Scraps, I say it does. So there! (How’s that for maturity for ya? Yes, I’ll be sure to bring that up with Mollie (my therapist) next week. :p lol)

Now I need to present the award to 10 fellow bloggers. In no particular order:

  1. Ellyn at Profoundly Seth
  2. Amber and Dee Dee at Our Micro Preemies
  3. Dragon’s Lair Designs
  4. Cate at Show My Face
  5. Cynthia K at Crumbs in the Minivan
  6. The Masto Mama Chronicles
  7. Trisha at Minivan Mayhem – The Postlewait Papers
  8. Julie at Julie Olsen’s Journey
  9. Nikky at Pleasantly Chaotic
  10. Latree at Dandelion

And now that I’ve followed all the rules that come with this award, I’m off to…find something else to do. Watch television with Rob. Blog. Post some pictures to the blog. Who knows.

Just an FYI: I started this post at like 8:30am on Monday 10/12/2009. I wasn’t able to finish it thanks in part to children, sinus infections/migraines, chores, and life until 11:00pm Monday 10/12/2009. It is now 1:51pm Tuesday 10/13/2009 and I am editing it because I was rushed to finish it by the previous stated time for the previous stated reasons. Now I am happy with the finished product. I think…



I’m still trying to write about 5 other posts at the moment about various topics ranging from myself to Gavin to other things I can’t remember at the moment. However, I’ve been side-tracked and it’s frustrating me! There is a blog I frequent that I simply adore. Sarah at To define is to limit (a title which I also adore) has a graphic on her blog, which she gave me permission to borrow a while ago I just haven’t gotten around to swiping it yet. This is what it looks like:

In case you are unable to read it, it says:

“I write for the same reason I breathe…because if I didn’t, I would die.”

Now I know this may not make complete sense to some of you. To others you are likely shaking your heads, saying, “Yeah, that about sums her up.” Trust me what I tell you, this is me. I love to write. I live to write. Writing is who I am. Or at least it was, before I had three children.

Now writing is a dormant part of my soul. Every so often, it twitches. Like a heart that is attempting to regain it’s rhythm. Sometimes I get this nagging, in the farthest recesses of my mind and imagination. Begging me to let it out, to write it and set it free.

This isn’t a spontaneous occurance. It doesn’t just happen. At least, not to me, anyway. It takes a spark. Something to awaken it from it’s long dormant state. To nudge it and jolt it out of the coma I forced it into 9+ years ago. For whatever reason, Twilight appears to have been that.

I felt the twitch. Although I can’t quite remember when. I think it was somewhere between Books 3 and 4 but I can’t be sure. The twitch came. The nagging followed. Now I’m scrambling.

I’m dying to write. I literally feel as if my soul is shriveling up from within. But theywon’thelpme! The twitch. The nagging. Aren’thelpingme! I don’t know where to start. I don’t know what to write. I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but my grammar SUCKS! Which is funny and ironic because grammar is a huge pet peeve of mine, but again I digress.

So here I sit. Frustrated to the point of wanting to scream and pull my hair out by the roots. None of my friends or family are really writers, so no help there. I’m trying music. Nothing.




So if I’m not around for a while. If I’m not here. I’m not blogging. I’m not commenting. This is why. I’ve been trying to ease my frustration with blogging and it’s not working. So now, I’m off to find something else.

Plus, I just needed to vent. ARGH!

(***Update*** And now I’ve swiped the image and it’s posted to the blog. Both in this post and above my picture to the right. You were worried. I know. Rest peacefully now. 😉 lol)


It’s A Major Award!

Check it out! It’s a Major Award! And I got one! Yippee! Farrah over at Wife and Mom of 3 was kind enough to bestow it upon me. Now I am going to bestow it upon 5 of my nearest and dearest…in now particular order…

El at Profoundly Seth

Carla at Masto Mama

Trisha at Minivan Mayhem-The Postlewait Papers

Merrilee at Liars and Frogs


Katrina at My Life as a Married Girl

Enjoy ladies! 🙂



I have been Tagged by Marie so now I have to write a list of 7 random things about me. So, let’s see…7 random things…

  1. I was raised by “reformed hippies”, which explains my view from the “left” most of the time.
  2. I have 2 sisters, 3 nieces, 3 nephews and now 1 great-niece. Besides the younger brother you already know about. (I’m a Great Aunt at 28…that’s just crazy.)
  3. I’m ambidextrous.
  4. I hate talking on the phone but I will email and text message with you until the cows come home. I’m just horrible with ending phone conversations. I feel like I sound fake so I avoid phone calls at all costs, except for Rob and my Mom.
  5. I’ve kept a handwritten journal since I was a sophomore in high school. This is the first journal I’ve had that wasn’t handwritten, which kills me.
  6. I love organized chaos but I can’t live in extreme chaos or extreme organization. The extremes overwhelm me and make me panicky.
  7. I am obsessive about keeping baby books, pregnancy journals, and health record journals for the boys. It’s my way of painting the image of the perfect life that I want for them even if it doesn’t exist at the moment.

And now I have to Tag! 7 people…so let’s see…you’ve probably all been tagged a zillion times by now but you’ll have that.

Susie at Be Strong and Courageous

Laura at Laura’s Loco Life

Nikky at Pleasantly Chaotic

Miraclebaby at Bedrest and Beyond

MckMama at My Charming Kids

Shannon at Exploring Holland

Julie at Baby Olsen Chronicles