Monday, April 14, 2014


A couple of weeks ago it was my anniversary and my husband and I always go to the casino and play bingo. We have been doing it for years and we will probably keep doing it for many more.
It was double hardway bingo and all I needed was B 13
As we were sitting there waiting for the game to start (you need to get there early to make sure everything is set up properly) I made some observations and as the night went on, I made more.

Here’s what I spy at bingo…

There are a lot of leggings, ill-fitting ones.

The hacking coughs will not stop the chain smoking.

There is always a caller you can’t understand.

Some people set up a shrine to the bingo gods in hopes they get to shout it out.

There is no shortage of ass cheeks hanging over the sides of the chairs.

If you’re looking for a unique article of clothing with some sort of wildlife on it, you’ve come to the right place.

There are people who take the “dress codes” to the extremes. Some people look like they are about to hit a club downtown while other look like they’re about to hit the sack.

Someone will always snicker at O 69.

There will be at least 3 false “bingo” calls.

Someone will have a bell and ring it when a number special to them comes up (it was O 66 this particular night).

There will be people who eat for the entire 4+ hours.

Someone will steal a shitload of Sweet n Low from the drink station.

You can always find a “regular” to help you and answer any questions you may have.

And my favorite situation…

I will be one or two numbers away every other game!

Once again I only needed one number, did they call it? NOOO!

Friday, April 11, 2014

20 Questions for Stella on Her Birthday

Today is Stella-Blue’s birthday. I always have a tough time with her birthday because she’s my tiny baby. I told her we were going to skip her birthday this year because I didn’t want her to get any older, but she assured me that she would always be me tiny baby and I could still call her that even when she’s and old lady.

How old are you?     6
Opening her gift

What did you get for your birthday?     Caroline Abbott (An American Girl Doll)

What is your favorite color?     Purple

What is your favorite TV show?     Spongebob Squarepants
Blowing out her candle

What is your favorite toy?     Lola (her doll with the missing bow)

What do you want to be when you grow up?     A fairy

What sport do you play?     Soccer
The soccer star

What are you good at?     A lot of stuff…jump roping, art and being the goalie
Good morning birthday girl!!

What is your favorite food?     Candy, chocolate

What food do you hate?     Burnt garlic

What is your favorite outfit?     My butterfly dress with the sparkles

What is your favorite song?     Katy Perry’s Dark Horse
Taking her birthday calls

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?     Coffee

Who is the best in your family?     My whole family

What is your pet’s name?     Bama

What makes you happy?     Camilla (her best friend at school)

What makes you mad?     When Maizie hurts me
Kraus House birthday breakfast

What’s your favorite thing to do in school?     Play with Camilla

Who is your teacher?     Ms. Pelland right now because Ms. Ferns is getting a new knee

Where do you want to go on vacation?     Disney Parks 

Happy Birthday to the tiniest Kraus!!! (Little does she know they're going to Disney in 18 days)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ultimate Blog Party 2014 #UBP14

Welcome to the Kraus House Mom, I am Heather, the ultimate leader of my own little world. It’s too bad I end up talking to myself most of the time (we have selective hearing loss around here). There are three “darling” children that take up just about all my time and their ages are 8, 7 and 6 (there’s also a dog that demands quite a bit of attention).
Here are the "darlings" Teddy, Stella-Blue and Maizie
I live in Rhode Island and was a teacher for what seemed like an eternity and then I retired (early, I’m only 40). My youngest daughter was the student I had for the longest time; I still can’t get rid of her since she’s in half day kindergarten.

I try not to take myself too seriously and look for humor (or at least try to) in unpleasant situations. I make crazy threats to my children and sometimes follow through with them (my son found a sock in his lunch bag last week).

Oh and if I don’t go to the beach in the summer, I’m a total BEAST!!!
This is Alabama Worley, she is the 4th kid.
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Let’s party!!