Wednesday, February 25, 2009

If My Family Read My Blog

Sorry that I haven't blogged for the past few weeks, but I've been up to my neck with kid responsibilities and housekeeping chores. I'm pooped! Pooped but proud. Whoever said that parenthood wasn't easy work, sure said a mouthful right there! And motherhood is not for the weak of heart. AMEN! Thanks, mom for not saying "I told you so!"

The kids have been doing really well! They love the new kitten, Nicky, to bits (eww! kitty bits!!!) and have been assuming more and more responsibility for her. They feed her, give her water, play with her, and change her litter box and feed her and give her water again in the evening!!! Kittens eat a whole lot!! Where does all the food go? (IN THE LITTER BOX!! Sorry! TMI!)

School is proving to be a bit of a challenge--ugh! Those math problems! Flashbacks! Hee hee!

I've also been trying out some new recipes! I was making meatballs and I was out of olive oil, so I substituted canola oil instead. It was yummy and no one even noticed the difference!!!!

I was on line at the grocery store for like twenty minutes yesterday! What recession, I say? The cashier looked like she was 15 and was pregnant. Where is this country going, I ask!

It's still so cold!!! Where is spring?!?!?! I can't wait for the warm sunshine!!

Now I will do a meme:

"Five Fun Facts" about me. Thanks for tagging me!

1. I love asparagus. LOVE!

2. I hate okra. HATE!

3. My mother is the best baker!

4. My mother-in-law makes the best Italian food on the planet!!!!!!

5. I love activities with my family--whether it be cooking together or arts and crafts, I can't get enough! And neither can hubby!!!

And now I'm tagging some bloggers that I absolutely love and adore!!! They're really fun, so if you haven't met them yet, check them out!!!!!! Heather, Ari and Andy!!! Don't forget to link back to me, ok?! love you guys, smooches! and take care of my family when they visit your blogs, no funny business, ok?!?!?

OMG, I almost forgot to tell you guys, I sneezed like twenty times in a row yesterday. I don't know if it's allergies, sinuses or a cold. I sort of think allergies, but on the other hand, I've never had an allergy problem before, so I'm leaning towards a "cold". I don't know why they can't find a cure for a cold!!!!!

Ok, I got to run to pick up the kids from school now, but I dug up some belly shots of my two pregnancies!!! I am going to post them later this week and have a contest to see if you guys can guess if it's from pregnancy number one or pregnancy number two!!!!! And to those of you who saw those recent pics of me--no, I'm not pregnant with baby number three!!! I've just been on the Oprah Diet! (She and I call it the Seafood Diet--I see food, I eat it! LOL!)



Blogger Joanie said...

Wow, if I didn't know better, I would think you had a guest blogger! I'm!

February 25, 2009 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger mo.stoneskin said...

Could you be allergic to canola oil?! ;op

February 25, 2009 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

And if I didn't know better, I'd think you were poking fun at some of your readers' expense... :/

Then again, it could be the flu talking.

February 25, 2009 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Who are you and what have you done with Marinka?
I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone....

February 25, 2009 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Just read the title... duh I get it now...
I was starting to think that Alien Abduction was real!

February 25, 2009 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Ann's Rants said...


February 25, 2009 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Where's all your bloggy awards!!!!!!!!! I love me some bloggy awards.

February 25, 2009 at 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Coco said...

So based on this post NEVER EVER let your parents read your blog...snore.


February 25, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger The Dental Maven said...


February 25, 2009 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger C ♥ said...

Come back.....

February 25, 2009 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger The Panic Room said...

I can't wait to see the comments on this one. I totally used peanut oil in my meatballs once and it was a hit! Nutty:)

February 25, 2009 at 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Kristine said...

I have so been that blogger.

I'm kind of annoying.

February 25, 2009 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Oh where, oh where had Marinka gone oh where, oh where can she be!

PS - Are you allergic to the cat!

February 25, 2009 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger *Akilah Sakai* said...

The See-Food Diet is all the rage now!

What, with all the job loss, depression and horrible news stories, why not eat what the hell you want for a change?

February 25, 2009 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger MommyTime said...

OMG!! Don't you just LOVE love LOVE exclamation points!!! They are the. best. punctuation. ever. I'm soooo glad you finally posted something on this blog that I can understand!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Add please don't block me for stalking you. I totally promise I'll never come to your real house uninvited! LOL!!)

February 25, 2009 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Keyona said...

OMG! We are on the same diet! Apparently my diet and Wii Fit don't agree with each other. Something will have to go....

February 25, 2009 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Mayberry said...

OMG! Me too!

(that's called "punishment that fits the crime")

February 25, 2009 at 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! I was seriously thinking there was no way it was you writing this, then I remembered the title of the post. Very funny!


February 25, 2009 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Belle said...

I don't get it!?

February 25, 2009 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger WA said...

I'm ordering your set of brass balls right now.

February 25, 2009 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

In the interest of full disclosure, I usually skim blogs and I only read word for word if it peaks my interest. When skimming, I never read titles. I had to read this entry like three times to figure out if I was really on Marinka's page and who the guest blogger was. Only when starting read number 4 did I hit the title. Thanks for that!

February 25, 2009 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Christine Gram said...

I'm sure even your family knows that's not the real you... but it is hard to keep it real when you know Mom is reading. Ugh. I've even thought about starting a new, family free blog.

February 25, 2009 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Scary Mommy said...

Are you on drugs? And can I have some, please?

February 25, 2009 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger Janet said...


February 25, 2009 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Pink in a sea of blue said...

So hilarious! You nailed it. I try to keep it real and forego all of the sugarcoating, but I still see some of this in me. Can't help it. Awards, tags, memes are as much pressure as confirming an unknown "friend" on FB.

February 25, 2009 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

My family reads my blog and it's not like that. I swear, talk about sex and dildos and basically offend all of them.

I guess I am one of those rare mom bloggers who doesn't care if her family thinks she is a perverted loon.

It's much simpler that way.

February 25, 2009 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Julia@SometimesLucid said...

Wow - it's like your alter ego wrote that. So does your family really think you're that bubbly?

February 25, 2009 at 3:21 PM  
Anonymous peajaye said...

i'm sending you my dry cleaning bill for my urine soaked trousers and for a new office chair as well.

February 25, 2009 at 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Janine said...

please. never do that again.
thank you.

February 25, 2009 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Momo Fali said...

I actually thought, "I am so glad this isn't my first time here, because I would have never come back."

February 25, 2009 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Always Home and Uncool said...

The jig was up at you doing housekeeping.

February 25, 2009 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger heartatpreschool said...

Huh. I'm rethinking my use of the exclamation point.

February 25, 2009 at 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marinka, I simply love the direction this blog is going! Great post!!


February 25, 2009 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Comedy Goddess said...

You're a naughty naughty girl. Which is of course why I love you!

February 25, 2009 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Madge said...

ok maybe i will go away for a long time again and when i come back you better be here again.

February 25, 2009 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Vodka Mom said...

A whole post and not ONE FUCK?????


February 25, 2009 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Steam Me Up, Kid said...

ROTFLOL!!!!! Too funny! Thanks for the links, that "Dooce" person sounds HILARIOUS!!

Oh and by the have an award waiting for you at my site! ;-)

February 25, 2009 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Leigh (Modern Mommy) said...

You know, some of us boring mommy bloggers have feelings. Of course the sensitive ones would've stopped reading you a long time ago. ;)

P.S. I'm jealous of the fact that your family doesn't read your blog. I'd give anything to let loose with a FUCK THIS SHIT on mine. I'll use yours instead.

February 25, 2009 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Kate Coveny Hood said...

This is what I get for skimming. I made it to "hee hee" and had to start over. "What? Who is this?"

You definitely covered most of the typical mommy blogger writing devices - but you missed one. I'll give you a hint: this wasn't just funny - it was the best. Post. Ever.

February 25, 2009 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger p.huong said...

Like what Kate said, when I read the "hee hee" I thought I was reading a different blog and had to double check whose I was reading. I thought for a moment maybe your husband hi-jacked your account and decided to making fun of blogging.

February 25, 2009 at 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the title, love the post.

My family does read my blog...maybe I should leave some of the bits out - but what fun would that be...(hee hee)

February 25, 2009 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

For fuck's sake, Marinka, you forgot to mention your child's bowl movements.

February 25, 2009 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Anna See said...

I want the old Marinka back! Just cut off the rest of the family's computer privileges. We'll all be happy. Okay, you and I will be happy. They will be peeved.

February 25, 2009 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

mocking is the sincerest form of flattery...

wait, that's not right, is it.

February 25, 2009 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

howard stern's listeners who hate him make up a large percentage of his audience. i wonder what the percentage is going to be for you after this. i guess i won't put a smiley face here.

happiness!!! and exclamation marks!!! are not always bullshit. the only real things aren't shitty and sarcastic. and i have a place to say that. my life has been mostly shitty.
but i often post about the amazing things in it, so that i don't drown in self referential pity or scorn, and so i appreciate what is good.

February 25, 2009 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger blognut said...

And THAT my friend is WHY we don't tell family members about our blogs, right?

If any of my family (other than my husband), read my blog today, they would come over and wash my mouth out with a bar of soap.

February 25, 2009 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Braja said...

Yes very nice mommy post whoever you are, but can we please have Marinka back now.

Jesus wept...

February 25, 2009 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger lizspin said...


Is it aliens who have you????

February 25, 2009 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

LOL at Braja's "Jesus wept."

February 25, 2009 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger OHmommy said...

So it was YOU who ate the rancid pork, yes?

February 25, 2009 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger anymommy said...


Please, never ever refer to Husbandrinka as hubby again. My head exploded.

Crawling back into my mommyblogging hole now. And great, Queen of Shake, now I can't post the post I wrote today.

February 25, 2009 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger J'Ollie Primitives said...

I just started stalking/following you! And I read this post, right? And I was all like "WTF did I sign up for?!?!?!"

Oh. Now I get it. Sheesh.
P.S. Like,seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 25, 2009 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

The exclamation points were my favorite.

You got balls girl. Hilarious.

Ummm... where are those belly shots you promised?!

February 25, 2009 at 11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog seems eerily familiar... ZzzZZzz

February 26, 2009 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Scary... lol...

February 26, 2009 at 3:09 AM  
Blogger Kylie w Warszawie said...

At first I was like WTF is this? Then I realized it was a joke. I'm a little slow.

February 26, 2009 at 4:16 AM  
Blogger Kylie w Warszawie said...

Oh, and my family DOES read my blog. That's why I'm only mildly entertaining.

February 26, 2009 at 4:18 AM  
Anonymous Sophie, Inzaburbs said...

Thank goodness for families who don't read blogs!
I have no pride. My MIL is 79. I would like her to live to see 80.

February 26, 2009 at 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was disturbed from the begining but when you refered to husbandrinka as "Hubby" I threw up a little in my mouth...

February 26, 2009 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Okay, for a moment I thought "Marinka"? Can't be. And alas, it is not. Great cover. Absolutely hilarious.

February 26, 2009 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger CSY said...

Ok, I had to read this TWICE...not good, my blondeness can only handle so much! When I send blogs to my mom, she'll e-mail me and remind me that some of the things I THINK I remember correctly aren't correct and for someone who was going to major in English my grammar is sometimes off. UGH!

February 26, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Jane said...

At first I was all someone get over to Marinka's place right away!!
I'm pretty sure there is a pod beside her bed!

Then I read the title again!!! woo good one!!!

February 26, 2009 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Anna Lefler said...


The rubber gloves are OFF and it's hot glue guns at twenty paces!


~ A.

P.S. I'm allowed one exclamation point for each of my children. That's the rule.

February 26, 2009 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger ella said...

A classic. It just got funnier and funnier. Now I have to go edit every post on my blog and take out all those exclamation points.

February 26, 2009 at 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the first comment I think I've ever left on a blog. I fucking love you. That was awesome.

February 27, 2009 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Z said...

Your family had better keep far, far away from your blog... Because any more posts like this might make me hurl ;)

March 7, 2009 at 8:40 AM  

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