Friday, September 27, 2013

Oh Facebook!!

To My Dearest Facebook "Friends,"

I think it's time for me to get a few things off my chest. Now, this may be a little harsh, but these things must be addressed.

1. It's so very sad that the greater majority of you are adults and yet you seem to know NOTHING about spelling or grammar. You do NOT say "I seen the cat." Seriously? Does that even sound like it's correct? No! I also get so irate when I can't decipher what you are trying to say. Can't you proofread what you are putting out there? I just don't understand. I'm not an English teacher but you are just making yourself look like a complete idiot.

2. Relationships are another big issue for me. There are some of you that are married or dating and I happen to have the great privilege of being "friends" with you both. Can't you just stay together or break up and keep it that way? I mean, you married ones, have kids!! Can you imagine what these poor kids are dealing with when every other week their parents are sleeping with some one else and talking shit about the other parent and then the next week you proclaim you love each other so much? You also wonder why people don't like you anymore and talk about you? Well, quit giving them a reason!!

3. Selfies. I know, everyone complains about this but I need to also. You look like an idiot. Especially when you aren't dressed up and you are just taking a picture that says "Tired." "Sad." Who cares!! If I wanted to see you in every emotional state, I would come to your house and see you. And it also looks really pathetic when you decide to put your child in the picture with you. I know you are just putting up another picture of yourself and decided to include your child for once. One of you also posts obnoxious pictures of you and your friends with 100 different faces in one setting. You are an adult with a child. There is no need to act like a 6 year old who got a hold of their Mommy's camera. So stupid!

4. Partying Mothers. Really? I really believe all that's ever on your mind is drinking. I see pictures of you out EVERY weekend partying with friends. Where is your kid? Can't you spend a weekend home with him/her? It's so ridiculous. I thought it would stop when you had your baby, but I guess not. Now, I'm not saying parents can't ever have fun and nights out, but some of you, that's all you ever do.

5.  Another relationship issue I have with some of you is the constant revolving door you have going on. I've seen this with boyfriends, girlfriends, and platonic friendships. You are friends one day, you hate each other the next day and then a month later, you are best friends again. And boyfriends/girlfriends, it's not that important that you must be in a relationship, especially when you have children, can't you see that when you date more than 6 guys a year that something is really messed up? And every one you date is always "the one."  Guess what? They aren't!!

6.  I have to admit, some of you are my "friends" not because I am close to you or really even know you, but I love to stalk you. So thank you for allowing me that. :)

7. Another issue I have is football fans. Mostly Husker fans. I don't watch football. It's just not my thing, so when I'm browsing football during a game, I don't care what you have to say about it. If you are watching the game, then why are you on Facebook? If I cared, I would be watching. It's my escape from football and yet, there you are broadcasting it! Stop it!!

8. Over-sharers/vague sharers. Stop seeking attention. I know you are pregnant, stop whining and complaining about every single issue you have. You've done this before, you know what to expect. Get over yourself! I don't feel sorry for you. And stop posting shit like, "I can't do this again!" and when you are asked what's wrong, don't say "I don't want to talk about it." Don't mention it then!! I don't feel sorry for you either!!

Well, I guess that's all for today. I really get so annoyed with people on Facebook. Why do I keep them? Well, that's a good question. Awhile ago I went through and got rid of a lot of people. I should do it again, but I am a HUGE Facebook stalker so, you know, that really explains a lot. Haha!!

I'm also linking up with Whitney for the first time ever! We went to see 10 Years in Omaha on Tuesday night and I can't get them out of my head now. This is one of my favorite songs!!


Friday, September 20, 2013


Today's Blogtember prompt is: React to this term: comfort.

Comfort to me is being content, relaxed and happy. Comfort to me is also food. I don't think that's a really good thing to admit, but it is. When I want to be comforted, I want something warm to eat or drink, my comfy brown blanket and a good book. Fall also makes me think of comfort. 

By clicking on the pictures, it will take you back to the original page.

Well, great! Now I want to go back home and read and not work!! Oh well. At least it's Friday!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

I failed.

I have failed on Blogtember. I hope to start up again tomorrow. I have good excuses though.

 On Tuesday, I went on Outdoor Education Day with Kahle. It wasn't as fun as it sounds! Haha. We went to Bader Park and there were 6 different stations set up throughout the day. The kids even got to get wet in the Platte River. Well, what there is of the river.
They put "water back in the river" by drawing Nebraska in the dry part of the river and then digging until they found the water. It's only really right beneath the surface. In the next few days we will have water again when all the flooding from Colorado makes it's way here.

The kids also learned about hydro energy and solar energy. They used small solar panels and tried to make a buzzer sound and used small propeller things to find rushing water and make them turn fast.

Then was Insects, which they had to catch bugs. I can't believe how many girls enjoy catching bugs!

We had lunch and I tell you what, the group of boys that are involved in every sport, start their arrogance young! They were bragging about their lunch and stealing other kids' food, burping and just acting rude and obnoxious. I'm really glad my son isn't like that.  After lunch the kids had a recess and holy cow! What a crazy rush of kids! I would be a nervous wreck if I was a 5th grade teacher. There were wild kids everywhere!!

Finally, it was time to get back to our little groups. We went to GPSing next. They got into groups of 2 or 3 and had a little GPS that had six points they had to locate. Each point had an object that they had to locate and answer a question about it. It was actually pretty fun.

We went onto plants where we learned a little about the different plants that are native to Bader Park. It was interesting to find out that Switchgrass is being used to make ethanol. It's perennial and much more convenient than corn!

We also learned that a native plant in Nebraska and Kansas is being studied because there are chemicals in it that can help fight cancer! Can you imagine? No more radiation and chemotherapy because everything comes from a plant? Amazing!!
Ground Cherry

And then last of the day we had Art. The kids used chalk and made the negative space of leaves that they picked.
I'm not artistic at all, but I know I could do this, and it looks pretty cool!!

So anyways, after we got home I was soooo wore out that I couldn't possibly do a blog post. 

Yesterday, my excuse was that I needed to catch up from Tuesday. I did transfer pictures over from my camera onto my computer with every intention of doing a pictures only post. But I didn't. Oops. And now today, the prompt is to write a creative story. And I'm not creative and not good at stories. :)

I hope everyone has a great Thursday!!


Monday, September 16, 2013

A Letter of Love

Today's topic for Blogtember is:
 Monday, September 16: Write a public love letter to someone in your life. (It doesn't necessarily need to be romantic.)

I had no idea who I was going to write this to until I received a phone call earlier this evening. Now I know exactly.

Dear Dad,

Before I start this off, I do want you to know that I do love you and care about you very much, but this has got to stop. You don't realize how you are affecting me, my family, Alli and everyone else in your family that cares about you.  Every little fault you find with others, is really a fault you find in yourself. You told me tonight that you are disappointed in yourself, well only YOU can change that!! We have all done everything we can for you. Emotionally, physically and financially. It's time for you to "be the bigger person" and repay everyone in all ways possible. Do you have any idea  how it feels to be "parenting" my parent? It really sucks! The main reason I don't call you for chats or spend time with you is because you have so many different sides and I never know which one I'm going to get. Tonight I had happy dad, angry dad, depressed dad and deflated dad. It's fine for me to deal with (actually no it's not!) but I don't want my kids to have to see that. I just don't see how you think we have all abandoned you, when there is one person in your life that has "helped" you push us all away. You think you need her, but she does nothing for you and you know it. She has caused you (and everyone who loves you) so much pain. You are NOT the person you were before her.  I know she's not the only one to blame. You are too.  You need to break the cycle!! Before it's really too late. My heart is really hurting for you after our talk. I just don't know what to do anymore. I really do love are my dad after all.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday Socializing

Sunday Social

1. What is the name if your blog?
This is My Tale of Nothing.

2. What do you love most about blogging?
I love getting comments and meeting new people. 

3. Why did you start blogging?
I started following a couple blogs which led into a LOT of blogs. I just decided it seemed like fun and so I started mine.

4. What is something you’d want to tell someone just starting out in the blog world?
I'm just starting out, so I don't really have any advice. 

5. Biggest blogging learning experience you’ve had?
Hmmm, I don't think there's been anything yet.

6. What are three blogs you love?
1. Taylor @ The Daily Tay, she's originally from Nebraska and so hilarious!
2. Shaylynn @ A Girl, A Story, A Blog, she's so honest and open. 
3. Juliette @ The Other Juliette, I recently found her blog and she is definitely hilarious!!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Self Portrait

A self portrait? I hate having pictures taken and I definitely don't like to take pictures of myself.  But since Jenni told me to for Blogtember, I guess I have to.

There you go! It's after work, I'm tired and hate pictures. Please excuse the curly frizzy mess on my head.

I hope everyone has a good weekend!! No exciting plans here and that's the way I like it!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Have I changed?

Today, for Blogtember, Jenni wants us to discuss how blogging and/or social media has changed us. 

For starters, I don't think blogging has changed me.....yet. I'm just starting out, it's still a secret to people I know and there hasn't been enough time to change me. 

I know it does give me a boost of self-confidence when I get new followers or sweet comments. I'm not one to think very highly of myself, so when I hear that I had a great post or really opened up and you enjoyed reading, it makes me smile and feel good. So thank you!!

Other social media.....I mostly use Facebook. I know, I know! I'm behind on the times. I do have a twitter account and instagram, but I just haven't caught on like everyone else has. I often forget to check both and hardly ever tweet anything. I do instagram photos, mostly of my kids, every once in awhile though. I guess social media has changed me in the way that I am a stalker now! Ha! I usually just browse and never really submit anything.  I think that kind of has to do with my self confidence again though. I really don't want to put anything out there that might make people think poorly of me. I know that's stupid to think. But that's just me.

On another note, how excited is everyone that it's Thursday?? I know I am. I just have to get through this day and then it's Friday!! Best thing I've heard all week. Have a great day everyone!!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Who doesn't love shopping??

Happy Wednesday!! I would like to know how it's possible for time to fly by when the days of the week go by so slowly?

Today for Blogtember, Jenni @ Story of My Life wants to know what our favorite online shops are.  Well, I'm not that big of a shopper!  It's very rare that I really buy anything for myself. I usually choose to spend money on my kids, and only will buy for myself if Tim makes me.

The place I've been getting most of my clothes from lately is Stitchfix. I first learned about Stitchfix from Erin. I decided to try it and I've been hooked ever since. For those of you who don't know (doesn't everyone in Blogland know?) Stitchfix is a personal styling service. You go to their website and answer a bunch of questions on your clothing size, likes and budget. Then, you pick what date you would like your box and pay $20. After they ship your box, you have 3 days to try on everything and decide what you like. They also always include a return bag so you can ship what you don't like back. If you decide to keep nothing, you do lose your $20 otherwise if you keep something you can subtract the $20 off the item. If you keep it all (like I have the past 2 times) then you get 25% off the whole box! I love it because I am not very fashionable and I now have some clothing items that I might never have tried on or purchased on my own.

Another place I love to shop at, either online or at the physical store, is of course, Old Navy.  They always have great, affordable items for my whole family. They have such adorable clothes for little girls and I have a horrible time not getting everything for Izzie when I go.

I also love to waste time and go browse Etsy.  I have so many shops favorited!  Last Christmas I bought a few things online for Alli. And all the stores did such a great job and shipped them so quickly. I only had issues with one of the stores I bought from, and yeah, I won't buy from there again.

And of course, another place I shop all the time is Amazon.  I'm pretty sure everyone knows about Amazon, but that's where I like to buy my books and movies. I have also bought shoes for Izzie and some magnetic "paper" dolls for her when we went to Texas. They were a great buy!

I guess that's all I got today! I plan on browsing other blogs to get ideas for good online shops. 


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Who knows Where I would be?

Today's prompt for Blogtember is to describe a distinct moment when my life took a turn. I know that moment would be when I found out I was pregnant with Kahle. It was in 2002 and I had JUST graduated from high school.  I had enrolled in college, had all my classes set up, dorm room number, all I had to do was wait for school to start. I planned on going into Elementary Education. Both Kahle's dad and I were going. I was so excited. One day, I went to work at Pizza Hut, where my Step-Mom was Assistant Manager and my 2 step-sisters worked there also, I was telling my Step-Mom that I just was feeling kind of sick. I could just tell something wasn't right. She asked me if I had had my period recently, and I thought about it and thought "Oh shit!!" Seriously, I was freaked out. I think back then, I was in a daze. I used to keep track of my periods and take my pill religiously, but during this time, I believed I was so in love and thought I was untouchable. So, one of my friends and I bought a test and sure enough, it was positive!

It was after going to the Dr. for a confirmation and all that, that Kahle's dad and I decided not to go to college. My life completely changed after that of course. I know it's not good to have regrets, but I do wish I had still went. I'm pretty sure I could have handled having a baby and going to school.

Kahle's dad and I tried to make things work, but I decided if I was going to live like a single mother while with his dad, we might as well be on our own and I would raise Kahle as a single mother.

So like the title of this post, I sometimes like to think about where I might be today if I had decided to go to college and who knows where I would be had I not got pregnant!! I don't ever ever regret having kids, or evening having Kahle so young, I have learned a lot, but I do really wish I would have went to college.


Monday, September 9, 2013


Jenni @ Story of My Life had a take a personality test for today. INFJ were my results which mean Introverted (33%) Intuitive (38%) Feeling (38%) Judging (78%). There's the link if you are interested in reading more about my results.

I would say they are pretty spot on. I am not the impulsive type and I do try to look at things from every perspective.

If you feel like taking the test, you can do that here.

I guess I'm boring and don't have too much to say about this. I was really surprised how exact it seemed to be.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Kahle was at his dad's, Tim worked and Izzie and I enjoyed the quiet house. We did go to a pumpkin patch Saturday with Mom though. I bought 6 different varieties of edible squash and pinned recipes like crazy for them. If you want to follow me on Pinterest, you can find me right here!


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Socializing on a Sunday

It's time for Sunday Social!!

Sunday Social
1. What is your favorite fall activity?
My favorite fall activity is going to pumpkin patches with my kids. I love to buy lots of yummy food, pumpkins and lots of decorations for Halloween. Also, we haven't been in a couple of years, but we love to go to haunted houses!!

2. Do you follow a football team? If so, which one and why?
My name is Vicki and I do NOT watch football. I know, I'm a pathetic excuse for a Nebraskan. It's sad but true. I don't understand it and I don't want to.  If I HAVE to pick a team, it would be our local hometown Huskies. Of course I root for them!

3. What is something fun about fall in your area?
Hmm, I don't really know. Just pumpkin patches I guess. I can't think of anything that is specific to our area.

4. What are your favorite fall staple outfits?
I love sweaters, leggings or jeans and boots! Then again, which girl doesn't?

5. What things are you looking forward to most about this coming fall season?
I am ready for apple cider, pumpkin everything, cooler weather, boots, sweaters, pretty fall leaves. Just everything!!

6. What is your favorite fall holiday? Tradition?
It's a tie between Halloween and Thanksgiving. We always take the kids to a pumpkin patch and trick-or-treating.  And I am craving Thanksgiving food already, I'm so ready for it. For traditions, I am into cooking Thanksgiving at home and inviting Mom over. 

I enjoyed this weeks questions, and I'm sure ready for fall, but I tell you, almost 100 degree weather is not fall like at all! It looks like it should be mid-70's by the end of the week and I can't wait! I hope everyone has a great Sunday!


Friday, September 6, 2013

A Time I was Afraid

Today's topic for Blogtember is to write about a time I was afraid.

The time that first pops in my head was when Kahle was born.

Of course, I was scared to be in labor the first time and he was 2 weeks early. The labor was actually incredibly easy. My water broke around 4:30 am and he was born at 6:37 am! I know, I was incredibly lucky. It was NOT so easy with Izzie.

 Anyways, back to being scared. Ok, like I said, he was 2 weeks early and weighed a whopping 5 pounds 5 ounces and he wouldn't eat. He dropped down under 5 pounds, they were tube feeding him through his nose and pricking his feet to test his blood sugar. His poor little heels were so so bruised.  His Dad ran home to eat or something and I was there alone and he Dr. came in. They told me if he became any more lethargic they would have to take him to Lincoln (where they have neo-natal Drs.) Talk about being freaked out! I was a new, young mother, sitting alone in my room and you're talking about taking my baby!! Luckily, that never happened and we left the next day.

He weighed 4 pounds 13 ounces. I guess they usually don't send babies home when they are under 5 pounds but we went home and he's a perfectly normal 10 year old now.

Well, a little strange at times, but you know what I mean! ;)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Useful advice

Useful advice? From me? I'm not sure I really have any except for the Golden Rule......

That is by far the best piece of advice I know.  I definitely try to make my kids abide by this.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

No work for a 3 of months..............

Seriously? I really wish I didn't have to work for 3 months and could do WHAT-ever I want.  I definitely think I would travel. I would take 1 month for each place I wanted to go.

First up......SEATTLE!!

It's been my dream to travel to Seattle. First of all, I am obsessed with Grey's Anatomy, now I know there is no Seattle Grace/Mercy West. But it doesn't matter. I almost watch Grey's just so I can see the scenery. Second of all, I LOVE the rain!!!! I am the most happy when it's raining. I may be a little strange, but didn't we already know that? :)  I know there is so much more to Seattle than rain though and I want to see EVERYTHING!

So, anyone who wants me to come visit them in Seattle. Let me know!

Next is.........ITALY!!

I would love to see anything and everything in Italy. I mean, look at those pictures! What's not to love??? Extremely gorgeous!

The last month of my extended travel vacation I would love to travel to somewhere quiet and next to the ocean. South Carolina is what pops into my head. I love to read and I have it in my mind that if I was on a huge deck, in South Carolina, next to the beach, I would get some great reading in. Not sure why I feel that way, it's just how it's always been for me.

All I need is.....




this and I will be good to go!!

Linking up again with Jenni from Story of My Life.

Where did I come from?

This is a day late, but I did have it started.  I'm linking up with Jenni for Blogtember.

I don't know how deep I really want to get with this.

I come from a small town in Nebraska. I moved away when I was 15 and now I'm back in that same small town and I love it. I don't ever think I can live in a big city. It's just not for me.

I also come from difficult family times. I grew up with my single mom, who took care of my little sister and I while working and going back to school to become a Paralegal. I am so proud of her for accomplishing that! My dad on the other hand, that's where the difficulty comes in. He's an addict and alcoholic and has always put Alli and I on the back burner. In fact, he still does.  Let's just say, I've learned how to be a good parent by doing EVERYTHING he doesn't do. I still talk to him, but I really don't know why.

After my parents got divorced, my dad remarried (and now divorced) my step-mom. She has 3 kids.  . I am still close to them and can't imagine what kind of person I would be without them. We didn't always get along but I'm glad they were part of my life.

My Dad's family, are the nicest people ever. After living with my Dad and not going to very many family things, I'm trying hard to build my relationship with them again.

My Mom's family, is such a long story. My Mom's Mother (my grandmother) vanished 30 years ago. I never met her. There is one Aunt and one Uncle that I have never met, as well as several cousins. That makes me really sad. I do interact with them on Facebook sometimes. Recently, we have discovered my grandmother's biological family and I met them in Texas!!  It was such an instant family attraction!! I feel like we have known them forever. It was absolutely amazing.

I come from a lot of feelings. Happy times and some very very unhappy, heart wrenching times.  I'm still learning and trying to make my way.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

What happened to summer???

Seriously?  How can it be September already? I miss the days when I had summer vacation. :(
I'm linking up again for Sunday Social and talking about some of our favorites from this summer.

Sunday Social

1. What was your favorite trip/vacation/activity this summer?
My favorite vacation this summer was my only vacation. We went down to Texas to visit family. (I promise, re-cap coming soon!!)

2. What was your favorite outfit look/clothing item of the summer?
I'm not a fashionable person, but my favorite look this summer has been lots and lots of dresses. Great for work or play and keep me nice and cool. I picked up some super cute ones at Old Navy.

3. What is one thing you wish you’d gotten to do this summer?
I wish we had went to the zoo. I'm still hoping we can go, but it's been so hectic that I'm not sure when.

4. What was your favorite song of the summer?
Favorite song? I really like Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, but I'm pretty much over that song now since it gets played on our local radio station every 15 minutes. And after the VMA disaster, I'm through with it! I'm still pretty much obsessed with everything by 10 Years right now and (hopefully) plan on seeing them at the end of September!

5. What was your favorite movie/tv show of the summer?
5. Big Brother is on right now and that's always my summer obsession. I haven't really watched any new movies this summer. :(