Graduation Reflections

Its high school graduation time. Our high school graduated on Friday. My friends daughter was valedictorian. I was so proud of her. She gave a funny speech that made everyone laugh. It made me think back to my graduation. I actually remember my valedictorian's speech. We had a 5 way tie and they took turns reading Dr. Seuss "Oh The Places  You'll Go" I despise Dr. Seuss. He is terrible if you have dyslexia. I really have never understood the hype.

I wish our speech told it like it was. We were sad only because we didn't know what to expect. Deep down we were all happy to get out of there and be done with the tests, the homework, the asking permission to freakin pee. We were tired of the drama, the bullies, did I mention the testing?

I wish someone had said it is ok that you won't speak to half of these people again, because they are not worth your time and effort. That the plans we think we have made for ourselves may not come true and that is ok too because sometimes the plans you make on the fly are the best plans. You are excited about a 10, 15, 20 year reunion now, but when the time comes you really dread going. If that happens don't go. You won't regret it.


What Happens in Kentucky....End up on National News

According to blogger. This is my 666 blog post. Which seems fitting since Friday was Friday the 13th.

I actually had a few topics I wanted to write about today so there is even a small chance I will write more than one post this week.

I haven't shared a Crazy Kentucky post lately so I thought I'd share some of the stupid things going on here.

For example my home town made national news again. This time for road rage turned hate crime.

The story goes like this a lesbian was driving her vehicle and cut a man off, easy to do on those roads because it had a weird merge. He followed her the short distance to Walmart and when she got out of the car started yelling at her, calling her a dyke and beat her up. Yeah some real winners we have. 

As the mom of a lesbian (and just because I'm a decent person) this is inexcusable. There is no reason to get so riled up that you follow someone because they cut you off, and especially not then beat you up. 

Kentucky really does have a large group of redneck idiots. That believe in getting way by intimidation if necessary and that women are the lesser sex. Not sure about the while people stood by and watched. I can believe it. People rarely want to get involved.

So that's what's been going on in Kentucky. I bet you thought it was all about horsing racing this time of year.

Two reasons I am a terrible blogger

I could write a whole blog post on why I am a terrible blogger. But today I am going to give you two reasons. 

The drains in my bathroom seem to clog all the time. I was putting lots of effort all the time to unclog them. Finally, I decided to pull out my bathtub stopper and add a mesh strainer. I'll spare you the details of all the hair I caught in the tub but picture it, three girls with really long hair and two shih tzus that are scared of the groomer. Not once did I pull out the camera and document how I removed the stopper (I got pissed and pulled up with pliers) or where I found the mesh strainer (lowes 3 different size pack for 6.00) 

Then when the bathroom sink continued to clog and I finally had to break down and buy a shop vac to suction out the water so I could attempt to remove the pipe to clear the clog. 
Imagine my surprise that the pipe broke in half and three visits to lowes later I literally replaced all of my pipes. I didn't write down how I did it or take step by step pictures and in the end it's not pretty because I wasn't strong enough to tighten it as tight as it needed to be. So everything is covered in this super heavy duty silicon tape. But, it doesn't leak and that is the important part. This is before I covered everything in tape.
A bonus reason when I did take pictures of my work (the first one was just to show the people at lowes so they could help me) the pictures were taken with my phone and not staged for blogging/Instagram. But on the bright side we can brush our teeth without having a pool of water left when we get home from work/school. 

As a second bonus I am typing this post on my new phone, having finally ditched AT&T. 


Rites of Passage

Its official I have legal age driver. We are going today to try for her permit, so if you live in Kentucky you may want to stay off the roads and sidewalks for awhile. Shew this is probably the hardest birthday we've had. There is just something scary about having a 16 year old. 

She had prom over the weekend and I really can't believe how grown up she is looking 
I volunteered to decorate Hannah's cap for graduation. I may have ruined it. I was distracted and forgot to turn the hat so you are looking at the design as it is on her head. Instead I decorated it as a square. Then I took it apart to turn the fabric. This is what we have so far 
Wish me luck that I can get it fixed. If not I guess I am in the market for another blue graduation cap. But let's say I get it fixed, how cool is Kylo Ren and Darth Vader inside the imperial crest? 

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