I left an abusive home when I was 17. I did not end up like Fancy, but the song came out right after I left home (talk about dating myself!)
I was 10 years old and my parents and I went to Florida for vacation. We went to Circus World and I got painted up as a clown. We had already been to Disney World so I was wearing my Mickey Mouse Ears too.
I remember scrubbing my face so hard that night in the hotel room to get the make-up off that I scrubbed my face raw.
I have this cup still!! I cried when my mother put it in the dishwasher (which we were told NOT to do!) because it made bubbles on the picture. I don’t use the cup anymore of course. It is over 20 years old!! My kids get a kick out seeing me in clown make-up.
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
One day before the weekend starts, most of the week is finished.
SO, here is this weeks Thankful Thursday List:
*My husband as a job (even when it takes him out of town)
*Noisy children mean I have happy children
*Internet that keeps me connected to the outside world
*Free e-books for my e-book hoarding addiction
*The dirty dishes mean we were fed
What are you thankful for? Nothing is too big or too small. Link on up in the comments section!!!
I have been married two times for a total of 18 years. I have 4 children and my second marriage has had its ups and downs, but we are still blessed.
As my baby hit school and I have had a couple of years off since working for a couple of years. I miss it. I don’t want to work full time right now. I want to be available for my children.
So now I go to college…. I start MY life.. I won’t be living for just my husband and children. I do so love them.. The song that really describes how I feel is by my favorite county music artist, Reba McEntire
With a little bundle that is only a few days old laying in my then husband’s (now ex) arms he looks down at the sweet bundle, looks up at me and asks, ” Does he love me.”
Honestly I am truly thinking,”NO, he is less than a week old and only wants to eat and sleep. He has no CLUE what love is and prefers me because I have the food (breastfeeding mom)”
I am nice, even at 22.. I say,”Of course he does.”
Now that bundle is 15 years old and what I was thinking became the reality as that sperm donor has not seen his offspring in 9 years and that grown up bundle does not love him. (But I guess that is a whole other post in itself)
Do you have Memory for Monday to share? Link it on up!!
I am buying sweet corn as it is in season and SO good on the grill. I look up and see what looks to be a really neat product. I thought I would try it.
It supposed to be very easy to use with a really sharp edge to remove corn off the cob.
With all these kids and a husband whom doesn’t like to eat the corn off the cob itself I thought this would be quicker and easy to use then a knife.
You are supposed to slide the sharp edge across the cob.
Easy Right? NOPE!! VERY HARD.. I’m not the strongest person in the world but I could NOT get it so slide over the COOKED and soft corn. I had to go back to the QUICKER and MUCH EASIER knife method.
Save your money.. DO NOT BUY!
With four kids, a husband, 3 dogs, and an elderly cat in the household you just NEVER know WHAT adventure is ahead of us, OR what one we just might be in the middle of.
Five weeks ago today my oldest son whom is 15 fell of off his bike. He complained his wrist hurt, but it wasn’t swollen and he could move it. I suspected a sprain and gave him my wrist brace to wear. That Wednesday he fell off of his bike AGAIN. Complained a bit, but I didn’t see anything and he really didn’t seem in that much pain.
The next day was Thursday, my birthday of XXX years (yea, like I am going to tell you!!). We were all having lunch at my favorite restaurant. I looked over and his wrist was VERY swollen. I call the Dr. His staff asks us to come in 40 minutes.. PERFECT!! We were next door
Yep, broken wrist, off to the specialist, more X-rays, no surgery, and a black cast…
Today was the “Take the cast off day”. I brought 3 of the kids with me. 15, 8, and 6.
I had to go to the bathroom. I gave instructions to the kids that if the oldest is called back that the two youngest whom were playing Angry Birds on my Nook Color to wait for me, and for oldest to go ahead back.
Sure enough, while I am in the bathroom he gets called back. We join him in the room with the nurse using a saw attached to a vacuum that looked like a flobe with a circular saw attached to remove the cast.
It sounded like a dentist office when I walked in. ( A drill in a tooth sound!) The 15 year old was WIDE EYED to say the least watching this nurse with a saw just centimeters from his flesh.
He does live through this adventure with no stitches or even a scratch from the saw. Another set of X-rays. Dr. comes in and gives the 15 year old a full release. We waited a hour to spend 8 minutes in the room…
We are all loaded in the car, driving away. I ask my son if he has learned anything or has anything to say at the end of this adventure. Without missing a beat, without smiling, and while still looking ahead he says:
Don’t Do drugs
Uh? Mr. Neilson?
He SO deadpanned it!!! I said,” What?” He repeated again,” Don’t do drugs.”
“What does drugs have to do with this”
“Nothing, just don’t do drugs”
SO at the end of an adventure, look at the camera and say,” DON’T DO DRUGS”