Monthly Archive:: January 2015

Where’s the Funny? Help us out…

Hey all,

First of all…. So I changed my twitter name for no reason other than broadening our horizons.  Ok, some of the aspects of the show were getting to me, but those feelings happen with beloved family members, and i still love them..  as I still have a place in my heart for Opie.. It is because of Opie I’ve found this awesome community on twitter, and I am grateful. I started the name as a joke, and wanted to change it, but it kinda stuck.

I love ideas.  The recurring one in my life that has kept me sane is Comedy.

Comedy is healing, and is as important to the world as cancer research.

For me it really is. My son is going through anxiety problems and the neuropsychologist said humor is one of those things that really can help.  It breaks the tension and reduces the stress and makes the thing that’s making him so anxious seem ridiculously silly.  Taking things to extreme.  Check out the article below, about CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

So, when @queenelisabeth suggested Momsforcomedy as a user name, I loved it immediately, and surprisingly it wasn’t taken. So I jumped on it!

So we want to know, what makes you laugh out loud.  Where can we get a pocket of funny that will make someone not kill themselves or the obnoxious people taking up our valuable oxygen. 

Share your favorite podcast in the comments below, favorite youtube clip, anything that just made your day more livable.

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Learning Cognitive-behavior Therapy: An Illustrated Guide- by Jesse Wright

Learning Cognitive-behavior Therapy: An Illustrated Guide- by Jesse Wright

All about “Moms”

  1. First and Middle name – Sheila
  2. Age- 40
  3. Lucky number and why- I rely on a random number generator because of an indifference to luck.
  4. Kids (names and ages)9y, 8y, 5y
  5. What is your go-to online handle and why? something with the word mom in it, or playgrounds just cause it’s a big part of my life right now.
  6. Married? his/her name and how long have you been together? Rick, since 98, he’s a sweetheart.
  7. Siblings? tell us- little brother, Eddie
  8. Aunt/Uncle? brag.. –I have 4 nephews, and 2 nieces. Love that whenever we get together all the cousins get along pretty well.  Great kids.
  9. Career- family friendly websites is my thing right now, before that I was a program manager for an explosive trace detection company.
  10. Nickname- Sheil, She, She-ra, princess of power
  11. Favorite band/singer- I’m so all over the place with this. Beatles, Tom Petty, Tori Amos
  12. Favorite song- Mary Jane’s Last Dance
  13. Tattoos? how many/of what/why? 0-never had a hint of a desire for one.
  14. Favorite time of day- dusk
  15. What the hell do you look like? short, brown usually looking lost.
  16. What phrase/song lyric/quote really speaks to you – : “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” -Samuel Johnson.
  17. What is the biggest struggle in your life- Balance
  18. Name the 3 best moments in your life- birth of children, meeting my husband and realizing he’s the one I want to live with for the rest of my life. Realizing that I could mess up questionnaires and other little things and it will be ok.
  19. Name the 3 worst moments in your life- when my best intentions are taken the wrong way, and I realize that I f**ked up royally, feeling so stuck when i was younger and knowing I would never be really accepted by my family if they really knew me, killing that man in Texas. (just kidding about one of these)
  20. What character flaw in other people do you detest the most- disdain/arrogance
  21. What was the single thing about becoming a parent that surprised you the most? There’s so much gray areas, and they probably will turn out ok, even if you mess up.
  22. Can you spot crazy in others immediately? how? I would say I get a whiff of crazy and then the evidence gathering begins… Oh yeah I think this one’s a winner, yep… This happens alot at birthday parties.  Oh dear Jesus, you need a therapist.. god help you, im going to get a piece of cake, excuse me..
  23. What causes you to block other people on social media (i.e. Facebook/Twitter/instagram etc) Hate tweets, narrow mindedness
  24. 5 famous dead people are coming to dinner, who are they? JFK, Moses, Joan Rivers, Patrice O Neil and Anne Frank
  25. Can you sing? Of course! Everyone can sing! Let’s karaoke!
  26. What do you consider your talents? Making my kids laugh and being silly, Crying at the sappiest moments, Figuring out stuff
  27. Name 3 major fears Death of loved ones, letting a friend down, rodents
  28. Who is your best friend? my first college roommate
  29. Favorite animal and why dog, they are sweet and good
  30. Most prized possession sense of humor, without it I’d be in pretty bad shape
  31. Favorite movie(s) Magnolia
  32. If I caught you with your nose in a book, what kind is it? Some self-help/spiritual reading, anything about the mind… I should’ve been a psychologist
  33. Favorite book I devour books, but then forget about them. Really loving Quiet by Susan Caine right now.  Don’t have a standard go -to.
  34. Favorite color Blue
  35. First heartbreak Mark
  36. That one friend you wished you still talked to Ruben or Hector- lost touch with these guys, they gave me the best laughs
  37. If you could live anywhere in the world…where? Hawaii but only if I dragged everyone with me.  I love my life.
  38. (for married women) did you keep your wedding gown? Yes
  39. Do you feel online friendships are ‘real’ friendships? Yes, I really believe we are all connected, and sometimes I feel like I can share more with my online community, then my “IRL” community. For example I didn’t tell anyone except my best friend about my biopsy, but made a joke about it on twitter, and although I may be naive, I do think people do care, even if they don’t even really “know” you.
  40. do you believe in Karma? wow, I would say yes, but then when the bad shit happens to good people, it makes me question everything.
  41. Naps? If life allows it, hell yes!
  42. The celebrity you hate with the heat of a thousand suns? I can’t stand Rod Stewart’s voice, but I have nothing against him personally. I have dislike for people who think they are above it all, so that’s a bunch.
  43. If you could visit any period in history, when and where? Egypt, pyramids, I want to see how they did it.
  44. Coffin or cremated? Cremated
  45. What is your earliest memory? Baby brother in a bassinet
  46. What song can make you cry? Time Stand Still- Rush
  47. What store do you like your gift certificates from? Macys and/or Amazon
  48. Who really makes you laugh? Hubs and Louis CK. Oh and Queen Elisabeth and a bunch of funny people I follow on twitter.
  49. Have you ever met anyone famous? Do tell… Louis CK, Opie, both great nice guys. A bunch of others, but nothing memorable.
  50. If you could change one quality about yourself what would it be? Overthinking crap

Queen Sleeves



This post has been a long time coming. I felt in only fair that in sharing parts of my life, I should share an extremely important decision I’ve made about my life that will change it for the better.

On February 2, 2015 I’m getting the gastric sleeve done. The doctor will removed 2/3 of my stomach; with the idea that this will help me lose weight.

Due to a tremendous amount of health issues (PCOS and high blood pressure) I’ve decided to take a step to correct these problems. I’ve been struggling with my weight for close to 15 years and nothing has worked. Believe me when I say I’ve tried everything with limited success. I didn’t come to this decision lightly. It took months of soul searching and struggling with the ‘what ifs’ scenarios. It basically came down to ‘I want to be healthy again.’ I’ve heard whispers about ‘cheating’ or ‘just get off your fat ass’ but when getting off your fat ass doesn’t work…what then? So if anyone reading this thinks I’m ‘cheating’ then you are right…I’m cheating my body out of an early death. I’m cheating my knees out of constant pain. I’m cheating my ego out of beating myself up every morning for trying and failing and being disgusted with myself.

I shall keep everyone informed of my progress and post pictures from time to time. Thanks for reading and wish me luck