Sunday, August 29, 2010

Boy How Life Can Change

Trying to decide if I want to start blogging again. I really enjoyed it before but now so much has changed in my life that I need to figure out how to go about blogging. I'd like to update you guys about my life now and my kids now but I need to figure out how to do it. I have to think thru all this but hope everyone's well.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hey Everybody

Life is insane for me right now. Lots of changes. I'm going to stop blogging on here from here on out. You can find me though over at Facebook under Beth Compnotta Montgomery. I hate to have to do this but it is necessary for now. Thank you all for reading, it's been awesome to get to know a lot of you and I'm grateful. Take Care Now!!!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

And One More Thing...Yeah I've Gone And Lost My Mind

My new window.

Laurel Highlands, PA Backpacking

I was here this past weekend. It was awesome, although very steep at some points...can you tell? Laurel Highlands was a 4 hour drive from Columbus and we backpacked 18+ miles. I went with a few others and overall it was an excellent time. Camping next weekend.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Holy Crapola! Is it Tuesday for real? Sheesh time is flying by I tell you. I'm in school three nights a week, well in class. But I'm usually at school 4 and sometimes 5 nights a week trying to finish up draftings for an architecture class I'm taking. It's fun and challenging and I'm loving it. Having a fine arts background it's taken a lot of effort this last almost 2 months trying to wrap my brain around all the lines, radius', and angles that are being required of me. But I'm doing really well and I'm loving the challenge. My major is architecture, not sure I ever mentioned that, and I'm one of a handful of females in the program. In the architecture class I'm taking now I'm actually 1 of 2 females in a class of around 20 men-it's thrilling I tell ya! All that testosterone floating around. I can almost see the estrogen floating off of me and the other gal's backs fighting for our position in the architecture field...whatever I'm just being silly, well kind of.

Something that made me chuckle about the Red Beast is that some of the guys in my architecture class were talking about their trucks and the size of their tires and a bunch of other stuff that I can't remember. And all I could think was, "Oh my god am I really a witness to this conversation?" I felt like they should have just pulled their penises out and compared them or something. But then I got the Red Beast and seriously I laughed when I first saw it because of the pure irony. And what's even funnier is that I love the truck (does that mean I'm a truck woman?) I took it over to my parents the other day and I swear my dad had drool running out of the side of his mouth and he got all shakey and stuff. He informed me that my truck was bigger than his and that I was driving the truck he wanted. My mom just bowed her head and started shaking it from side to side saying something like, "oh shit."

I backed into a large beam in the parking garage at school last night, the truck is ginormous. I scurried around to see what I was fine, amazing beastly character that truck of mine.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Shredhead Update

So gosh I've not updated about this in a while. Let's see...I didn't finish the 30 Day Shred. It wasn't because I was unmotivated or something like that but for me it was the fact that I was exercising in my living room and it wasn't sitting well with me. Although I didn't finish this video, it motivated my ass to move.

Since I started the 30 Day Shred on Aug 2, 2009 (and finished doing it 2 weeks later...) I have been moving every day. Instead of continuing the video back in August, I started to get out an hour a day and ride my bike. I would sometimes do it for over an hour but usually it was an hour. I absolutely love my bike and my friend Rachel helped me develop the courage to ride my bike on roads with traffic. I also have started backpacking, another trip scheduled for PA in Nov, and I'm hiking all the time now. As a break for me and for the kids as well, we go to the Y Monday through Friday (except of course when a kid is sick, which is the case this week :( .) This has allowed me to work out and start training my body for the next triathlon season. So overall the video was a huge help for me in motivating me.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Rental Car

Umm I was told I was getting a large sedan to hold all 3 of my carseats...

Check this baby out! This is either a practical joke or someone is stupid and could care less what I needed. I have to throw myself up and over to get in (yay shoulder injury!) and the kids have handles on their sides so I can pull myself up into the beast. On any other occasion, cool perhaps but uhh...well atleast my kids are tickled by the big, red beast. WTF? HAHAHA Seriously all I can do is laugh cause the mofos are not listening to me it seems, I've contacted a lawyer...what a big frickin hassle. To be continued. Oh and the beast gets 16.8 mpg...are you kidding me?

Hey Yo!

I was in a car accident two Sundays ago. Coming home from camping I stopped at a red light just before the exit that would lead me to my children. Jason was in Las Vegas for work and the kids were at their grandparents. The only thing on my mind was a cup of coffee and a hot shower and getting through the rest of the day on a limited amount of sleep from the previous two nights, Jason wasn't due home until late that night. While camping it rained and at night the temperatures were in the high 20's, I felt it. I couldn't get warm the whole weekend so I hiked and hiked and hiked some more. I had so much fun.

So I was in a car accident. While at a light I see in my rearview mirror a car come flying around a bend in the road. I knew by how fast he was driving that he was going to fly through the red light and into the intersection. But for some reason he came into my lane and slammed into me...I guess the big silver minivan was a better target than the unknown of the intersection...fucker. At any rate, he hit me going about 55 mph. And since I saw it coming I stood on my brake, had enough time to say, "That Motherfucker!" and then he hit me. My van moved about a foot but fortunately did not hit another car in front of me. So dude's car was totaled and needed towed away and he got a ticket and admitted he wasn't paying attention (that makes me feel better b/c he didn't say sorry for rear ending me.) I on the other was just like, "let me the fuck out of here cause this is annoying and all I want is a cup of coffee." But the cops told me to go to the ER and get checked out because my left arm was numb near the shoulder area. I went to the ER and I'm fine overall, no broken bones.

What a headache this has been. I was in the ER for 5.5 hours, never did get that cup of coffee...:) The Huz stayed home the next day and the grandparents kept the kids until their dad could get them the next day. I filled my muscle relaxer script, took a hot shower and passed out for a whole day. I woke up to an answering machine full of messages from Chiropractors, Lawyers and Auto Body Shops-bastards. This continued every single day for the last week, minus the weekend. I also received 5 or more pieces of mails from other law practices, collision repair centers and medical offices, every single day. Talk about BULLSHIT! It seems traffic accidents are for all to see and anyone can access the information, including my phone number and address. They even have my driver's license number...WTF. Can you tell I'm annoyed? Yeah I'm annoyed alright.

So my shoulder and left arm have been burning and are really tight and they keep going numb. I took it easy while at the Y but it was just pissing me off cause it frickin hurts-I totally know it could've been way worse and I'm terribly grateful it's not.

So yesterday I fought on the phone with the dude's insurance, Grange, because they want me to bring my van to one of their collision locations so I can get an inspection by one of their estimators. Say what? I've been in 9 other car accidents (I caused one) and the person at fault, their insurance company has always come to my house and estimated the damage. I explained that I had 3 little kids and how it really was an inconvenience for me to have to come to them especially when I wasn't the one that was at fault...they didn't care because that's the way they do it. So to get them off my back, I packed up the kids and got them in the van to go meet their estimator. On the way out I checked the mailbox and saw a letter from Grange. It was from one of the guys I talked to last Tuesday, 6 days ago as of yesterday. The letter said, "That although I have 2 years to file a claim...He was going to close my file in 1o days since he hasn't been able to get a hold of me for some time." WTF? It's been 6 days?? Dude give me a frickin bone, I have 3 little kids (and although it's hard to believe for some, we don't sit around the house all day eating bonbons and watching tv.) AND I wasn't the one that caused the damn accident. You probably have no idea what I'm talking about..but let's just say they're a bit pushy.

Today we are dropping the van off at the dealership/body shop that we usually go to. Grange has arranged for me to have a rental car meet me there. I have an appointment with a sports med doctor next week to have my shoulder looked at and I had my phone disconnected, we were planning on doing this anyways and using our cells but I did it a bit sooner since my phone number got handed out. So friends if you need to get a hold of me just shoot me an email and I'll give you my cell number.

What a pain... oh my goodness.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Baby J: 18 months

Baby J, what a delight. He's so silly and makes all of us laugh. He's ma, da da, Naw ra (Super N), Wha (W), ma (mine), ball, apple, nana (banana), la u (love you), ba (bye), he (hi) and a few others I can't remember right now. Here's some pics from this morning, a belly ache got me up at 4am-BAH!, hence pictures pre 7am. It's neat to be able to enjoy this age with my littlest.

When W was 18 months, Super N was 1.5 months, and that time was pure chaos. In retrospect I don't recall being able to enjoy the age of 18 months for very long because I was so overwhelmed. But now things are not as chaotic and I don't have an infant to attend to nor a pregnancy to be distracted by, I was 7 months pregnant when Super N was 18 months. Things are a bit easier with the kids these days, yes I'm overwhelmed still, not sure that will ever change it's pretty much self induced but overall they're really great. We started Letterboxing and we hike at least once a week or just go out and explore. The older two are now completely potty trained (sans a night dipe which Super N doesn't seem to wet.) The kids increasing independence has become delightful for all.

Some negatives I am dealing with are a whiney, sometimes so intense I want to drop him off on the side of the road, 4.5 year old and my 3 year old likes to throw royal, ear screeching tantrums in the middle of Old Navy and other establishments, Chick Fil A...But overall they're sweet and can talk to me about stuff and make their desires known-huge, HUGE deal-am I right?

Although winter frightens me a little with the dreary days and the feelings of being stuck inside for months on end, I'm excited for Christmas and for the Columbus Zoo Wild-lights and just overall seeing the kids enjoy this time of year. Anyone else looking forward to Christmas or winter in some way? Or are you dreading it? Do you have "things" planned to keep the babes busy during that time of year? Always interested to learn what others are planning.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Bird House and Barking Spiders

I bought a Bird House and I really like it.

Oh and W, the silly 4 year old. Evertime he passes gas (we say fart around here) he says it was a Barking Spider.

Momma-What was that?? Did you...?
W-No!!! That was a Barking Spider! hahaha

Have a great weekend. I'm off to do a lot of homework, studying and I have two hikes scheduled.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Silliness That Is 4 Years Old

W: Mom what's selfish mean?

Momma: (I'm driving us in traffic hour to chipotle.) Uh...(quickly how do I define selfish?) means when you only think of yourself.

W: No it doesn't mean that!

Momma: Uh...

W: It's like a crab, you know they can bite you with their claws.

Momma: Oh hahaha (snorting in laughter) "shellfish!!" not "selfish!" hahaha- I love you Mugger.


We went to a cookout the other day and there were corndogs for the kids. My kids have never had one or even seen one so they were fascinated by this small loaf of bread on a stick.

W: Bites into it... MOM!!! Pointing to the corndog in his hand. THERE'S A HOTDOG INSIDE HERE!!! HOW'D IT GET IN THERE!!!

I love this dang kid!!


Backpacking is tough. 30lbs on my back and then I hiked 19 miles over 36 hours. Atleast a third of it uphill...tough...and wonderful and life changing. I'm planning my next trip now. I have perspective on my life and I have an inner sense of accomplishment. I feel like I can move forward and train for my Tri's again. Of course one day at a time. But isn't life really one day at a time? So many good things to enjoy out there. I'm ready for more.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Getting ready for a backpacking trip this weekend. The Huz leaves for San Diego tomorrow until Sunday, should be a fun and eventful week being all by myself with the babes. I managed to line a sitter up for a couple of hours Wed-Fri so I can get some errands done before I leave for my weekend.

Life these days is all about hanging on and trying to enjoy life with little kids...oh yeah you too? I elected to not put any of my kids in preschool this year so we all are home, every day. I start school next week, yay, so I'm pretty pumped about that. Back to college for momma...holy crap!

Fall is here! Pumpkins, apples, the smell of spice and orange, red and gold leaves- I deperately love Fall.

Hope everyone else is well! And I just overheard W tell Super N, "the train is going to kick ass..." Keep forgetting to check my potty mouth, oops!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

What The Freak: The Neighbor And His Fancy Car

My neighbor bought a fancy car about 6-8 months ago. It's a big black BMW. I in general have no problem with people buying fancy cars and who does what, when and why, etc. But what I do have a problem with is that dude, the neighbor, refuses to park in front of his own house.

You see there's a tree in front of his house and I've now caught on that he doesn't want to park under the tree. His car is always in front of my house, even if there's a free spot or two or three in front of his house. We used to have a tree in front of our house until the wind pulled it down 2 years ago. Why the freak would you buy a car if you won't park it in front of your own house? I'm just saying... mofo neighbor.

The other day I had come home from riding my bike. I'd managed to squeeze my bike in the back of my husbands car, I have to take the front wheel off but it fits. Well mofo parks in front of my house thus making me park in front of his house. Well because he has the big ass tree in front of his house, he also has the big ass tree roots in front of his house. You should have seen me trying to manuever my bike out of my husbands tiny car and over all these stupid tree roots.

I'm sure he's a nice guy but for god's sake park in front of your own dang crib! bah man, bah!

Honest Scrap Award

Shady Lady gave me this award a few weeks ago for this post. Thank you Shady Lady.

The“Honest Scrap Award,” is given to bloggers who:

1) write soul-bearingly, thus exposing themselves to possible ridicule
2) have blogs that are “brilliant” in either content or design

I'm supposed to write “Ten Honest Things About Myself” and then pass the award on to another blogger who will do the same. I realized while thinking through this stuff that my mind is kind of in the past right now so I went with that.

Here I go:

1) Well I'm unhappy with my marriage, you got that right?

2) I'm learning to not be a fearful person-very painful, very badass too.

3) I played basketball from the age of 2nd grade until right before high school. I always thought I'd go to college and play ball and hoped that one day there would be a WNBA, obviously there is one now.

4) I became deathly depressed in 8th grade (hence Bball ended) upon finding out my dad was having an affair on my mom and then finding out he also slept with his brothers wife while married to my mom-he thought he should get it out on the table for his 13 year old daughter.

5) I used to take 30 laxatives a day for about 3 years, it was apart of my bulemic years. Not to mention the throwing up and exercise obsession intertwined in that drama.

6) I love my children so much it hurts.

7) My parents stole $100,000 from the federal government when I was 11, it deeply did and still does affect me.

8) I went to the state spelling bee when I was 13.

9) I won a free throw contest while in the 6th grade. I beat my whole middle school, the girls and the boys.

10) I snuck out of the house when I was 10. I was driven all the way across town with my sister, her friends and the driver (who was over 18 and driving 13 year old girls and one 10 year old around at 2 in the morning.) I don't remember what we were doing. But I do remember that we stayed out until the sun came up b/c the dude dropped us off somewhere and then forgot about us. I remember trying to pee in a field and I couldn't see anything so I accidentally peed allover my pants as I squatted in the field. It was so much fun. (Could you imagine your 10 year old doing that??? Where the freak were my parents?)

I'd like to pass this award on to Jenni over at Oscarelli. She's always so straight forward about life with her babes. She doesn't sugar coat nothing! Here you go Jenni, I'd buy you a drink too except the whole distance issue. But if I'm ever in your neck of the woods you got a dark and heavenly glass of beer coming your way. Cheers!

EDIT: The first one, about my marriage. For those of you are utterly confused...I accidentally posted a personal journal entry on here about being unhappy with my marriage. Some of you read it and some of you didn't. So there you go.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I lied. The post on my marriage was and is how I truly feel. After thinking about it for a week and talking through it with my husband, I realize I'm not ambarrased by my honest thoughts. I'm not humiliated, I actually feel freer. I'm sick of hiding and lying and pretending that my choices didn't affect me or still aren't affecting me. Fortunately I talked to my husband before I even realized I had posted the journal entry online. And I also alerted him to the fact that I exposed all that was in my head and allowed him to read it.

The last week has been interesting. But like a lot of other couples we are going to attempt to move forward, taking it day by day.

I am truly a different person. When you expose the real thoughts in your heart so openly that have controlled you for so long, to the world (or at least 65 subscribers), you are forced to really think through what you feel and believe. And you are also, I am also, quick to realize I really don't care if you judge me or ridicule me or don't want to be my friend anymore- it is what it is.

That's how I feel now. The raw journal on my is what it is.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tofu Tuesday

I totally am taking this recipe and running with it tonight for dinner. Thanks for the inspiration! This sounds awesome and I'm all about broccoli and cheese.

You'll find it here at Healthy Tipping Point.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Nice Rack! er I Mean Kid!


My little man.

Cankles Revisit

My ankles are pretty much back to normal. My diet the last few days has been a large amount of steamed veggies and fresh fruits and as much non processed food as I could eat. The Shred will be resumed tonight.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Excuse me while I gross you out...but folks I have some self induced cankles. Not usually do I possess these large and lovely ladies but this week they're all mine. This is what happens to me when I consume gluten and then throw 2 days of beef jerky and then 2 days of hotdogs for dinner (and that leftover one for breakfast) into my belly ("GET IN MY BELLY!!") This is utterly pathetic. And yes even organic, nitrite free, healthier hotdogs will do this to you (Are hotdogs really healthy? I'm thinking twice about that statement.)

Meet Matilda and Mavis, my little, (er pleasantly plump) little friends. These gals have put my 30 Day Shred routine on the back burner for a couple of days..they're painful. I flippin hate getting old and what the freak is up with freakish ankles??

Are you seriously grossed out yet? Cause I sure am! What kind of sick joke is this? I guess it could be worse, but damn.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Shredhead Update

I'm 8 days in the 30 Day Shred, just finished day 8's workout. I actually though started 9 days ago but I skipped last friday b/c we spent 5 hours in the heat and humidity while at the Ohio State Fair. Baby J was on my back a couple of those hours so I considered that a workout for the day. I'll probably though go 1 day longer to compensate for that missed day. I feel stronger and I can feel my abs. Overall I'm liking this video. It's 20 minute length is badass and just what I need right now.

Tofu Tuesday

Black Beans and Rice for Dinner tonight. Would you like to participate? If so, head on over to Gohn Crazy and join us.

Blk Bns & Rice

1 pkg. dry Black Beans
1 Jar of salsa
2 tbsp lime juice
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
10 grape tomatoes, chopped, plus extra
Chopped green onions
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Hot sauce

Cooked riceDirections
Sort beans.
Soak beans overnight in water at least 2-inches above beans.
Drain into a colander and rinse.
In a slow cooker combine beans, 6 cups fresh water, and all ingredients except the extra tomatoes, green onions, cheese, hot sauce and rice.
Cook on high heat setting for 6-8 hours or until beans are tender, adding more water, if necessary.
On a plate, add rice, spoon the bean mixture on top.
Sprinkle with extra tomatoes, cheese, green onions and hot sauce. Have vegetarian sausage or chorizo on the side with a slice cornbread, if desired.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Super N

Super N, you are my empathetic sweety. You are a comforter to your depths and I love that about you. You are courageous and a lover of people. I wish you well sweets. Happy 3rd Birthday. Super N's new backpack.