Thursday, February 28, 2013

Showering you with pics

Just to show you I really have been busy and not avoiding you I have lots of pics to share, and lots of news.
  • Abbey got the Flu (Twice)
  • I grew a mustache.....I mean got my hair cut
  • Unpacked some of my purses
  • Another of my hair cut
  • I organized a fundraiser for the middle school PTO (sorted and bagged 102 shirts)
  • Hung out with my peeps
  • I moved....You can view some of my crap all piled up
  • I broke the rod in my closet because my clothes are fat
  • We got all the kitties socialized 
  • Katniss really likes Sam's litter box she wasn't using it she just likes to lay in it
  • I had great Frozen Yogurt. Mmmmmmm Chickabiddy's
  • Sam and Tiger buried the hatchet and decided to be friends
  • Jeff is a guy who plays music with Greg, They haven't played in so long the drum throne has dust.
  • Ok it may be TMI but Tiger was trying to have sex with Katniss......only problem Tiger is fixed. The look on Katniss is ummm are you sure its in..
  • My packing progressed from labels that were helpful in their description "Cheerleading Uniforms,  to un helpful "random shit" but no mattter what at least the pot and scale were packed together
  • Not sure if you knew this or not but moving is a party day and deserves a hat, shades and bling
  • I have decided that Emmy has waaaay too many Barbies
  • In the end though I came up with a storage solution that let me hang Greg's ties and my scarves together...HINT It two small cafe curtain rods in the corner of the closet. Total cost 97 cents.

and for being so completely patient with me and not abandoning me I will leave you with one more pic.

Tiger and Katniss aren't they the snuggliest babies ever!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentines Day....bah humbug!

The girls and I haven't completely moved yet but we are spending most of our nights at the new place. Which in case I forgot to mention is 30 miles farther away from work/school that the old place. But the new place has Greg and room for the animals so that kinda makes up for the fact that we have to get up so much earlier to make it to school.

This morning we came up on an accident. A car tried to pass a school bus loading kids and hit one of Abbey's friends. He was air lifted to UK hospital stable but his leg his hurt pretty bad. The news reports are that charges on pending on the guy that hit him. WTF are people thinking. Don't pass a stopped school bus is like rule #1 in driving.

Tomorrow is Valentines Day. I don't know if I've ever mentioned this or not but I HATE Valentines Day. I haven't had a good one that I can remember. For all the years I was married (to husband 1) I would try to get him to go out with me. It usually ended with him saying where do you want to eat? Id say how about (insert name here) He'd say he didn't feel like that and for me to decide and then he'd say well its too late to get a table anywhere now. Our last Valentines Day we went to the movies and he complained about the movie. My second husband (only lasted 8 months) Waited until 8:00 on Valentines Day to even mention it. That is after I told him about a patient of mine (I was working Home health at the time) telling me that no one loved me because I didn't get flowers or candy or a card. Id have been happy with Happy Valentines Day. Last year was the first Valentines Day that Greg and I were officially together and I got nothing. He said he thought we were celebrating it later since I had the girls that night. I left his present when I left to go to work. So here I am dreading tomorrow. I just can't wait until the stupid holiday is over. There is just too much pressure, and it makes me sad.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Age is just a number

Have you ever had a best friend that you couldn't imagine life without....until life happens and then you slowly realize you have NOTHING in common with them anymore, that your paths have taken you in different directions?

That was me. In high school we were inseparable our freshmen year. Then she slowly stopped coming to school. By our Senior year she had quit. I went to college. She stayed behind and worked odd jobs. I got married, had kids, got jobs and moved around a little. Thanks to the power of facebook I connected with old friends. When we became fb friends I noticed something weird. She still wanted to date guys in their late teens early 20's. Ok I understand the whole cougar thing.....but then it gets strange. She is living in a world where she tells EVERYONE she meets that she is 23. She is 7 months older than me and I am not ashamed to say I am about to turn 37.

She gets bent out of shape if someone suggests that she was born before mid 80's. Bent out of shape like name calling and deleting and blocking people. At first I could laugh about her saying she was 23. The more I think about this the more I felt guilty. Obviously there is a problem or hang up beyond the normal I don't want to get old. I worry about the day when she HAS to be older than her 20's. I know I've aged well. I know I don't act my age. But I would still rather someone look at me and say wow you look great for your age than wow you look a decade older than you are.

I have spoken to my kids about this. I tell them when you are young you want to be older and when you are older you want to be younger, but never lose sight of who you really are because that is what matters. Age really is just a number, you really are only as young as you feel. But, be authentic in who you are. Always. Getting older is not bad, its actually been fun.