Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mom Fail

I have not even made it to 8 o'clock and I am already wanting to jump back in the bed and start my morning over!  It is chilly outside, the time change (3 days ago) still has me as a sleepy mess, and my "Mom of the Day Award" has already been taken away!!  (Whomp whomp)  Mornings are tough.... in fact mornings with little people are tough.... Mornings with little people, a momma who overslept, kids that will not put on shoes, and kids who are not listening are tough!!
Do any other mommas have mornings like this or am I all alone??
I hate that before 7 the kids had already been scolded and had to hear my crazy loud mom voice!  It comes out everyday, but sheesh, before 7 (I was even annoyed with me)!  We had not even been awake 40 minutes!
On the way to school everyone was quiet and the only thing that I could hear was my dragon breathing (What??  I am still struggling with a bit of nasal blockage which is causing mouth breathing!)  I was already feeling bad, and I am thinking we were moving so slowly but we actually left the house 9 minutes before we would normally leave.  So it looks like all of my overreacting was for nothing, and there was no reason for me to even lose my "mom of the day award".
I was feeling so guilty about how the kids day had started out that I had to pull over the car and tell them I am sorry.
I am not good at saying that I am sorry, and it is hard to tell your little people sorry.
As soon as I turned around and saw their sad faces, I knew it was the right thing to do.  I grabbed their little cold hands (one of them was a bit gross because I had just witnessed Brayden using it as a Kleenex when wiping his nose... so that reminds me I need to disinfect my hands) but anyways, I just held them and looked at their sad faces and told them that sometimes when mommy is stressed and is in a hurry she acts like a nut job.  This morning I was a complete and total nut job and I yelled at you and I did not need to do that.  I said my sorrys and asked for their forgiveness. 
I love the rebound rate of a little.  They were very quick to forgive me, tell me that they loved me, and that I was the best.
Now that all of the crazy is out of the way, I am sure I will be able to move forward and have a good day, I just hate that sometimes we freak out on the ones we LOVE the MOST!!  Hopeful that they will not need to much therapy in their future.
Thankful that tomorrow I will get a redo-

Monday, March 13, 2017

What's White Lightning Been Up To??

Just a few things...
1.  My hair has been out of control as of late.  It has been a combo of 80s hair band and hot mess express.  I rarely ever get my hair cut, it just takes too much time (that I hate to spend on myself), and I hate to spend the extra money when I think that it should go to something else.  (Do any other mommas feel like this?)
Anyways, it was a bit long, a bit frizzy (honestly, because I stopped putting gel in it, and that is a natural curly hair nono), and dried out.
The bottom 6 inches did not even curl (which is strange since I have curly hair)!  Welp, today was the day.  I called up an old friend (not age old, just a friend who knows me and this mop on top)!  PTL she had an opening....  Upon walking in, I explained how it needed to be cut and she got right down to business (before I even sat down in the chair, she ponytailed it (yes, I made ponytail a verb) and then cut the ponytail off)!  There was NO looking back after that!  6 inches on the floor (possibly more)!
I know what you are thinking...
1.  Why is your collar popped?
I don't know!  I blame it on my 80s hair, and I think that poppin' a collar was a thing back in the day.

2.  Why is your shirt unbuttoned to your bubbies?
I don't know y'all!  Tomorrow I will make sure to utilize all buttons (there is no need for bubbies to be out on a Monday... geez, I was at the beauty shop!)

3.  Is that your best pose when taking a selfie?
Possibly.  It is what it is.  Most of my selfies CANNOT be photo shopped, and in most of them I am being a mouth breather!  #CantFixThat

Anyways... I left the shop feeling so much better about my hair and myself.  Sometimes it is good for mommas to take a few minutes out for themselves.  Tonight, I feel 10 pound lighter and a little bit happier about myself!

2.  This morning, I was looking in the mirror... like super close in the mirror, and I was very surprised to see not gray hairs, but WHITE hairs!  WTH?  Fa-reeking WHITE!  I am 37 and turning into a white haired middle aged woman?  It just doesn't make sense.  I would pull them, but I am afraid that 10 would grow in their places!

3.  I cannot believe that I am typing this, but I have been walking/ running (and when I type running, I really mean very fast walking.... like super fast jogging, you might even call me White Lighning).  It is a new thing I am trying.  It is not easy, I am 37 and my physical activity is well.... nada.  In fact, I am doing all of this to run/ jog/ walk fast in a marathon with my Red!  There is a 5K and a fun run, and I have not decided what I will be able to accomplish, but I am going for it!  I know it will NOT be easy, and that I will possibly pee all over myself, and that I might die (just die die or die of embarrassment), but my Red will see me work hard to do this with her, and my husband will also see how athletic I am (or not)! 

4.  When I am not jog- walking, mommin', or wifin', I am spending WAAAAAY to much time playing some silly game on my phone... ToyBlast.  It has become such a time-suck for me and I def need to delete it from my phone, and that is a struggle since I am completely ADDICTED!  I feel like I need to go to "Gamers Anonymous". I wonder if there is such a thing?  The other night I was playing and I looked at the clock and it was not even night anymore, it was morning- 1 something!  I could not believe it!  The last thing I was completely obsessive with was that Friday Night Lights show, remember when I watched all of the seasons/100 episodes of the show in almost 2 weeks?  Which reminds me......
#YoureWelcome #Riggins

5.  Our family is planning a little vaca in a few months to New Orleans!  We have never been before, but are so excited to go.  My cousin Mary (that is her real name) is getting married, and we will be coming for her BIG day!  So far we are planning on taking the kids to the zoo, maybe the aquarium, and we are planning on giving a luncheon before the wedding!  It will be such a packed trip of family, but I am hoping we can have a little bit of fun on the side!  The kids are most excited to see their cousins (and I cannot wait to see mine)!!
Tens of readers.... have you been to New Orleans?  What is something that we should check out... family friendly!!

6.  The other day before work I turned on the television and I was able to watch the pilot episode of Growing Pains!  Ughhhh, I adored Kirk Cameron... like I thought he would make his way to Btown and take me away to be his wife one day!  Ha!  I even wrote him a letter (thinking that he would write back) and I gave it to my daddy to mail.  Sad.... he NEVER mailed it!  He placed it in his sock drawer, and he gave it to me a few years ago!  I was half sad and half relieved!  Sad because I just knew he woulda read my super deep pre-pre teen thoughts and felt a connection between us, and I was embarrassed because of all of the words I misspelled and all of the hearts that were doodled all over were a bit much!  Sheesh!  I needed spell check!  #NeverTheSpellingBeQueen #OneDoodledHeartIsOkayButTwelveNOWAY
Anyways, that was such a good show!  I have watched a few episodes this week, and I love that I grew up watching it.  They just do not make tv like that anymore!

7.  and just because I think it is funny...

Sunday, February 26, 2017

February Do-Over??

What a few weeks!  I finally feel like we are coming out of a fog of sneezes, sore throats, yak, flu, and snot!  Ugh, I know!  Super disgusting, I know, I've been living it!  I guess it is just the season we are in.  One day it is in the 80s and the next day it is 30?  Who can figure?  I have tried to be a kind and nurturing momma, but all I want is to break out of this germy house!! 
It's been a few weeks, but I think it all started when sweet boy had strep (coulda been my Red, it has been so long ago and so many germs have been passed back and forth that I have lost track (and my sanity, but that's a post for another day)!  I reached out to his teachers to let her know they would be out, and the response was that just in their classroom they had cases of strep, stomach viruses, and the flu!  I was so thankful it was just strep... I mean just some fluids, amoxicillin, and a new toothbrush and we'd be back on track!
Whomp... whomp!!
After strep, there was the stomach bug!
Y'all, why does the stomach bug happen during the night after you have only been asleep for close to two hours??  I can not think of anything worse than a little with vomit on his clothes coming to your bed (during the night, and I was having such a fantastic dream... man friend and I were on an island... alone.... there were drinks, waves, and tans (yes, I had a tan.... must have been a dream)!!  But nooooooo, I wake to, "momma, I threw up on my bed and my floor."  Pit-ti-ful!!  I stick sick kid in the shower and then go and survey the damage.  I tried to wake up man friend because.... well, I am not sure why.  He has a horrible gag reflex and it would have just been no bueno to have him assisting me!  Good thing he did not wake up!  So, I make my way to the bedroom and I can already smell it, in fact I can still smell it!  It will forever be with me burned in my nose!  After I peek in, I can see that the yak is in a small mound, not like a Mt Everest mound, but def a mound!  Ugh!  Sorry, for the graphic nature!  I remove the sheets, the stuffed animals (there were 7, all large size Ninja Turtles (yes, there are only 4 turtles, but we have multiples), and then clean the floor!  Thirty minutes, many hand towels, and a half a bottle of Febreeze later the mess was cleaned (oh yea, did I mention Brayden was still in the shower and man friend is still asleep)!  Anyways, we did survive the stomach bug!
Just a little FYI, because I am a sharer and someone shared with me...
If you get throw up on your carpet, you can clean and clean and clean (trust me, I know), but sometimes you can still smell yak!  Ughh!!  Well, my girlfriend commented on FB when I was looking for moral support from FB land, and she said bowl water on the stove and them pour the boiling water over the yak infected and cleaned up area.  *Make sure you have on shoes!!  After you have poured the water over the whole area, then stand on a towel to clean up the excess water!  Friends!  No joke!  It worked.  As soon as I did this little trick the smell was gone!  #Thankful

What, y'all thought the illnesses would end there?  Well, no.  Then I got sick... a little coughy coughy with a fever!  Two appointments later, and a round of negative flu tests, it turned out to be the flu. I tried to tough it out, but it did not work out.  Sometimes when momma is sick, you still have to function!  I mean, I still had to help with Valentines, reading our pig book each night, keep up with laundry, and cleaning the bathrooms (shocked, I know, but I was still nervous about the stomach bug and if I get it, I cannot stand the thought of throwing up in a dirty toilet)!  Is anyone with me on this??  Anyways, I just could not kick it.  I am still struggling with cold symptoms, but I am glad to be out of the flu woods!
I finally returned to work, after missing a day or two and then it was the weekend, and then, Bray gets some random virus with a high fever!  Wha????  I know!  I contemplated burning down the house, because well I was just thinking crazy and not getting a lot of sleep!  So, he had to stay home and could not return to school (24 hour fever free)!

We had the weekend to re-coop, and I was thankful we did not have school on Monday and Tuesday, but I really needed to get back to work.  So I took the kids to childcare, and on Monday night, I could just tell Brayden was not feeling well.  I tried to ignore it, because, well, I am just being honest.  He woke up during the night with a high fever, I was crying on the inside because I just mentally could not handle it any longer!  Really, 101.5!  He was pitiful.  I went to the bathroom to regain my composure, and then I walk out of the bathroom (lights off) and I trip over a little!  Yes, Sophia was laying at my bathroom door!  I fa-reeked out and knew for sure I broke a body part and would have to go to the hospital for a vacation away from my family (what, a girl can dream, yes?)  I snap at her for laying lifelessly on the floor, and she just cries.  "I have no spit in my mouth and cannot swallow and I am so cold mommy!"  I reach for her face... in the dark, and could feel it was soooooooo hot!  That is right, another one bites the dust!  I call for man friend, because, well he was asleep and I wanted him to share in this glorious event I call motherhood!!  That morning, I took both littles to the dr, and it turns out everyone had the flu!!!
Yes, this is us, after 2 hours of being at the drs office.  Both people with the flu, sitting/ sleeping on me!!  We were just waiting for my flu test/ strep test/ mono test (yes, mono??)
The rest of the week, I have been sitting around playing nurse to all of my people, praying for patience and a kind attitude, and for my job (that I don't get fired).... hello, can y'all see all of the above sickness and I have been missing work!!!
So, I am kinda thinking February was a BUST!!  I would say that we need a re-do, but I am afraid we would have the same outcome.
A few things I have learned...
1.  If you do not turn in a doctors note to the school, within 3 days of the dr visit, absences are NOT excused!!  What??  I had no idea!  I was just holding onto them in case anyone ever asked for them!

  #MomFail #ElementarySchoolDropOuts
2.  I am super thankful for VUDU and the fact that they have new releases available to watch before the actual release date!  Yes, I have paid to just have the movie instead of waiting the 2 weeks to rent it!  I obvi think that money grows on trees, and will just spend $20+ on movies for the day.  No biggie!
3.  Moana.
I spent the money on the movie for us to watch, and welp, it is not my favorite.  I mean, I cannot even sit and watch the movie, it is possibly because the Rock is one of the main characters and when he sings it is like nails down a chalkboard to me!  #JustSaying #SeriouslyHitANote  I normally love these Disney movies, in fact, I am really looking forward to the Beauty and the Beast movie with Hermoine!!  Anyone else excited?
4.  We had free movie channels over the past few weeks!  Thank you Dish!  I watched a new show with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley.  It is called Big Little Lies, and it is on HBO.
Can I just say, that I think if those 3 women met me like we could be besties!  I am sure they would sit around and talk about how hard it is to be rich and famous, and I would be all, I know what you mean!  Best friends, I am sure of it!  Anyways, the show is a bit intense, and is following the lives of these 3 women who seem like they are super perfect wives and mommas to 1st graders, but behind closed doors these women seem to be a bit of train wrecks (hello, welcome to my world)!!  Of course, the free preview is over, and now I will have to watch the show on VUDU, but I think that I will keep on tuning in.  Anyone else watch?
5.  Not only have we all been experiencing every sort of fever in our house, but we have also contracted a bit of puppy fever!  Every other day Sophia asks questions about dogs and when we can get a dog.  Her daddy has pretty much promised her a puppy for Christmas, but Christmas cannot come soon enough!
She wants to learn everything that she can about dogs and wants to learn about every type of breed.  In fact, the other day, I found her watching a movie about dogs on Netflix.  This is not a big deal, but I sat next to her and she was just sucked in!  I look at the screen and realize that she is watching a dog giving birth!!!  Geez Louise!!  Is there nothing else that she could be watching, My Little Ponies or Tom and Jerry??  No, dogs giving birth!
6.  Last night I declared the evening to be movie night (because we have not watched enough tv over the past month).  I got to choose, because well I just did not want to watch anything they would pick (just being honest).  I picked out ET.  Possibly too soon, I mean this film still keeps me from going outside at nighttime.  But they sat quietly and watched, and cried.  That movie is such a tear jerker!!  I just knew that everyone would have bad dreams, but nope!  Everyone slept through the night!!

7.  We were able to celebrate my baby sister a few weeks ago!  19 years old!!  I can remember when she was born!  She invited her college friends over for dinner at my parents house and we were able to come over and see her!  The night was so fun (until man friend left sick... I know!)  We were still happy to be together and celebrate Kitty!  We love her!!
8.  This shirt!  I must own it and wear it proudly!!
It is my new mantra!!

9.  It is Sunday, and so far the kids are hopefully on the mend and will return to school tomorrow!  Praise the Lord!!  We will spend the rest of the day working on a new puzzle with 300 pieces (I know, what am I thinking) and putting together a new Lego contraption!  We really should be focused on our 1 District 1 Book, and play a little catch-up we need to read 9 chapters before school starting in the morning!!  So much to do, so little time!!

 10.  I guess I would not want to re-do the whole month... we did have a few fun moments!!
School Valentines Day parties and there have been a few days of health and those were spent outside climbing trees and exploring local trails!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

BIG prayers for Lora!!

La casa Foresee is finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!  This house has been struck with a handful of different things:  strep, stomach bug, and the flu!  (I think this is where all 10s of my readers should collectively say, "whomp.... whomp!")  I have had to put a few things, that I have been wanting to do on hold....
1.  I am having a birthday party for my Baby Bear (yes, his birthday was in December.... and yes, it is February)  I am just running a few months late.  Go ahead judge me!  #WorstPartyPlannerEver
**Note to self, after I post this I need to order a birthday cake for Saturday!  (I know, I have not even ordered the cake yet and the party is in a day)!
2.  I wanted to wash all of the sheets in this house.  (whomp... whomp)!  I do not even want to get out of the bed, so disgusting sheets will have to stay on the mattress till Sunday.
3.  Lil sister has a birthday this week!  She is 19!  How did that even happen?  Katie are you reading this?  It is 19?  Right? 
4.  I was supposed to have a lunch date with my friend Lora.  Y'all remember Lora, yes?
Lora is sitting right next to me.
Anyways, the above picture was taken after dinner a few weeks ago, and when we left the restaurant, we had already planned to go to lunch and go shopping at some of the local shops on the square.  I have been looking forward to this (because, y'all, sometimes mommas just need to be with other mommas and eat, talk, and talk some more)!  It is good for the soul and sometimes that time kind of rejuvenates you and gets you ready to go back into the "motherhood trenches"!  (and all of the mommas said, "Amen!")
With all of the sickness in our house:  strep, stomach bug, and me down and out with the flu, the lunch plans have not worked out!  Since my friend just finished her radiation treatments this past week, I did not want to expose her to any extra germs!
I messaged Lora this morning to say Monday!  Monday for lunch!  Let her know we had been sick, but Monday I am all in for our lunch date!
I did not expect for her to type back that she is in the hospital and had been life flighted to a hospital in another state.
(I am just letting that sink in.... again).
So, trying to be funny I asked if she was just trying to get out of lunch!  Ha!
Waiting her response, I clicked on my FB and the first few updates were posts for Lora.
What in the world is going on here?
After I started reading all of her friends and family begging for prayer on her behalf I read that my friend had a MRI last night and the doctors saw a tumor on her brain.
First things first....
I hate that she has to go through this trial right now.
I hate this for her family.
I hate cancer and this battle she has to fight right now.

Sweet Jesus, I know that you are holding her in the palm of your great hands.  Heal my friend!  Be with her doctors and nurses as they are giving her care.  Be with her family:  her husband, her 3 children, her parents, and her brother and his family.

This morning I have been praying this for Lora.  I hope that you too will pray over her.

*  Lora... seriously!  You got this!  I am waiting for you to come on home!
UPDATE** Oh, yea, Lora, I know I said no more blogging without asking.... but I already clicked the "publish" button!  #KindaSorry #ButNotSoSorry

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Super Sunday...

I am going on day 3 of sitting in the bed and watching television!  I am not snuggled up watching the Super Bowl, but trying to catch up on my Netflix episodes of The Queen.
*update and yes, a spoiler alert!!!
I have just finished the last episode of season 1, and I am so ready for season 2!  Heart broken that Elizabeth did not let Princess Margaret marry Peter Townsend!!  Boo!  That was her love!  Talk about rip my heart out!  This show has just shed so much light on what "may have" gone on behind the closed door... have you seen it??
Whaaa??  I know!  I do not even watch the Super Bowl for the commercials.  It is just not my thing!  Half time... nah, I am sure that someone on FB will give the play by play on how awesome or not awesome it was!
I am going on day 2 (kind of day 3) of recooperting from a mystery illness.  On Friday, I finally bit the bullet and went to the dr.  I had been having a bad headache, stomach stuff, and a cough since Wednesday.  By Friday afternoon, I realized that Advil was not helping me at all.  Off to the dr I go.  After being swabbed for the flu and strep, the dr said I had neither!  Wha?  I know!  She for sure thought I had the flu, but instead treated me for strep (since Lil Red had it the week before... better safe than sorry).  I have quarantined myself from the kids and Aron since Friday afternoon, and all I have done is sleep and watch movies.
First things first...
The Legend of Tarzan
 Yeah, you're welcome 10s of readers!  That is right.  Never have I been so fascinated with jungle life, gorillas, or Samuel L. Jackson (yes, he is in this movie). 
Spoiler Alert... Tarzan may be the best thing about that movie!  Enjoy!
The other thing my attention was on... taxes.
I know, whomp whomp!  At least they are finished/ filed, so now we can enjoy our return of 10s of dollars (be jealous, be very jealous)!
The other parts of my downtime over the week have been with the man friend and the littles.  Our school district picks out a book for every child to read...
Each night, we have been able to sit together and read from our new book.  Most might find this to be boring, some may not even be reading (that is fine too), but I have really enjoyed being with my people each night before bed and learning all about Flora.  The kids have had a good time and I have most loved listening to man friend read to the kids!  So sweet, and each word he speaks melts my heart!  I just love him so much!  Such a precious daddy to our babies!
Today, the kids and Aron spent much of the day outside, enjoying another "6 weeks of winter".  Ha, it was a ridiculously beautiful day outside, the sun was out and the air was warm!  Wish I could have been out there with them, but I just opened the windows and enjoyed some fresh air (this will just have to do)!

O my goodness... so annoying!  Man friend is shrieking because his team just did something ah-mazing!!  So much for taking a nap (at 6:45, that would more than likely turn into bedtime for me at 6:45)!  Guess I need to go in there and check on him, sounded like he coulda strained a vocal chord or something!
Happy Super Bowl Sunday to you!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Dream a little dream....

Warning... super random post!
I do not know if the 10s of you reading ever have a dream and wake up thinking, "what in the world does that even mean".  I have these dreams all of the time.
For instance, I have had a dream many times over the past few years that I cannot get into my locker at my old high school.  I fa-reek out and end up having to go to the office and ask for my combination.  FYI, it is always the same 6 numbers that the lady tells me... (I would tell you, but I am afraid that you would use my numbers and win the lottery with them)!  For real though, what does that even mean?
This is even more strange... two times (okay, I know I should not even write this one), but I have had a dream that I was hanging out with a famous person... went to their home and they died.  So sad, and creepy, I know!  Even more strange with in 2 days of me dreaming those dreams... the people died!  I know... (insert super creepy Twilight Zone music).  It has only happened twice (which is totally 2 times tooooooo many).  FYI, no I do not practice any sort of witchcraft or make any voodoo doll stuff, I am a Jesus loving girl that just has had a few dreams that just happened to happen (sounds weird writing that out, and I am for sure that I have just lost 2s of my readers).
Okay, the other night... I had the strangest dream ever!  I hear the kids in the living room, and I just cannot get out of bed.  Not motivated, sleepy, just not having my morning... until random white kitty cat jumps on top of me and then onto my bed.  It startles me (since I do not have a cat) but the cat looks at me and then cuddles up in my sheets, I reach to pet the cat and it runs off but it leaves a trail of kitty pee on my bed!  Wha????  I know, totally disgusting!  I fa-reek out, this causes me to jump up from the bed and try to get my sheets off of the bed before the gross pee gets on my mattress!  It takes forever to get the sheets off of the bed and I am just sobbing.  Weird right?  That is not all though.  I am rushing out of the door with the kids and I run into the parking lot (which is my old college parking garage and I cannot find my car)!  Like, no where!  Finally, after running all over carrying all sorts of stuff, I find it and it has been broken into! (Whomp, whomp)  The trunk is open, someone has taken my tools and books and cds (yes, in my dream I had cds), but I remember how late we are and start to get into the car, but the key will not work.  I walk to the front of the car to see if it has wheels and whoever broke into the car, redid (like "Pimp My Ride" styled) the front, yes, just the front of my car!  With a Jeep looking front!  So strange!!  The police asked if it was my car after I explained what my car looked like, but they said that was not my car and towed it away... leaving me and the kids stranded!!

Y'all!  What in the world does any of that mean??
I do not know!!
So, yesterday, I decided to tell a friend my dream and she gets online and looks at dream interpretations....
It was a cool and a not so cool thing, because now the interpretations have just really bothered me and had me second guessing some of the things I guess I have really been thinking about.

1.  one interpretation was talking about me getting older and not truly being sure about what I am doing in my life.  I need to go after things before I "age out"!  Wha?  Am I missing a BIG opportunity on something?  Is this talking about work?  Is it talking about more children?  Heck, is it talking about me writing a book?  Possibly living out my dream as a ballerina?  I do NOT know, but now I am thinking that I am missing the boat on something and that what I am doing now is not what I am really supposed to be doing!!  Ya see why I am fa-reeking out!!

2.  There was another thing about me not being in touch with my femininity??  Hummmmm, okay... I think I am doing okay with this, so it is not leaving me up at night.

3.  This one is the kicker... I am possibly going to be experiencing some misfortune!!  I know, so now I am sitting around waiting on something no bueno to happen!  This is the pits, and I do not wanna sit around and wait for the bad to happen or worry about it!

4.  This one is kinda funny.  The pee could be a reference to the "pissy" attitude or thoughts I have been having about life.  Hummmmmm, that is funny, since I am always trying to be a "Pollyanna".

Anyways, with all of those interpretations lingering in my mind (thanks, Vicki... who that is not really her name, but I work with her and want to keep her private life private... she does not probably want 10s of people knowing that she was leading me down this not so dreamy road)!
What am I going to do with all of the above info?  I do not know.  #1 really has me pondering some of the decisions that I have made and will be making in my near future.  So many things to decide!
Am I the only one who has these kind of dreams?  #DontJudgeMe

PS... I am not a spell checker, and I am writing this before work... I have no time to do a read through and make sure that this whole blurb makes sense!  Enjoy

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

20 years??? Wha??

I am just gonna put it out there... I am no spring chicken, and this became very apparent to me tonight as I was at my 20 year high school reunion planning meeting.  I cannot believe that it has been 20  years since I was in high school!  Geez, where did the time go?  There I was, sitting at a table with people that I have known since grade school, it is just crazy (even crazier is that they all really look the same... which is great and all but really??  I think they are having some work done)  #JustSaying #MightBeJealous #NotJudging
So anyways, I am sitting with these physically unchanged people, and it takes me back... like waaaaaay back!  Such fun times, and here we are planning a BIG get together with other blasts from our pasts, and I am so excited about it!  Now, I know that some people graduated and just left their high school memories in the past, that is cool, I get it.  (not really, but I understand).  For the ones that do come, I am pumped for the opportunity them.  I want to know what people have been doing!  I want to meet their families!  It is so fun to be able to take a little trip down memory lane!
Last month, I filled out a questionnaire about the waaaaay back... and I figured I could share it here and elaborate on a few things...

The Waaaaaaaay Back, 20 years ago

1. Did you end up marrying your high school sweetheart?? Awe, no, he was sweet and fun memories but I met and fell for my man friend.  I do not often think back to what coulda woulda been, because if I did.... I know there would not be an us, a Sophia, and Brayden.  The thought of that is too sad for me to think about.

2. If not did you know your spouse? I knew of him, saw him in the hallways, but that was it. I remember him to be very cute, and I did write in my diary (I'm talking junior high) that I loved him and would for forever❤️. Funny how things work out☺️  That is seriously no joke!

3. How did you get to school? I didn't have a license until right before graduation, I just never needed it. My besties drove me anywhere I needed to go😉. Shannon, Kari Jo, Christy, Amie  (forgot to change names)

4. What kind of car did you drive? When I was able finally drive I had a red Acura Integra. It was a beauty! After a few weeks of having it I backed into (or someone backed into me)... either way neither one of us were paying attention (Kevin Taylor)! Mr Hager ran out to see the commotion (since in was I the high school parking lot), and I was holding a cig (yeah, I was a skank... looking back that was so disgusting)!! #KidsDontSmoke #YoureParentsWillFindOut #SoWillMrHager #AndHighSchoolBoyfriendWontBeImpressed

5. What kind of job did you have? no job, but looking back I probably could have had one.  Although, the summer of the year I graduated, I did work for a local gift shop, The Perfect Choice, and I worked there on and off for years.  One of my best friends mom's kinda got me the job (love me some Peaches... no, not the fruit, this is just what we called her mom).  My boss became more like a friend for me.  I love her still, and I would claim her and her family as my own.  Those are my people... still.

6. What was your favorite subject? Lunch, I loved socializing best.  We would sit around the table and feast on French fries and have sodas and chips (no wonder I have a slight obsession for some of those items today)!

7. Were you a party animal? I guess I was until the clock struck 9 (I had a curfew and spent most weekends grounded) so I'd usually spend my evenings on my Swatch phone talking to Shannon, Brad , Willie, or Robert, Nathan and John P would come and talk to me at my window. Many nights Mr Durham would come out and say something from across the street! #ThosePoorBoxWoodBushes
When I could "go out" or hang out, a lot of us would hang out at the EZ Mart (Sleezy Mart), Taco Bell, or Lewey Matton's land (yes, Lewey is not the real name, but remember, I like to protect the people I write about!)  So many fun times were had out there...  There were also a lot of kids that would go out to Shadow Lake, but I never got to make the trip!  I cannot imagine asking Mike and Amy, "oh, hey, can I go out to Shadow Lake?"  Heck no, and I would never let my babies go to a place across the state line to dance at a lake... that is probably a shady place!  Shoulda been Shady Lake!

8. Were you considered a jock? No, but I knew some.

9. Were you in band, orchestra or choir? I was a part of the choir, happy happy times! I started with the choir in the 8th grade and just fell in love with it, and all of the people that came along with it were just an added bonus!

10. Did you play a sport?  Ha!  Sporty Spice was not my thing!  I was a drill teamer, or Golden Tamer. Tamers were the school dance team.  I can remember my first performance as a Tamer, a boy I had been crushing on came up to me after the pep rally and told me, "nice purple underwear", I was scared for life.  I did not have black underwear and purple was the closest thing to black I had... (died of embarrassment in that moment).  Shoulda known that boy would be bad news (it took years for me to figure that out)  #MommaTriedToTellMe #WhoKnewSheKnewWhatSheWasTalkingAbout
I also tried to play intramural volleyball and shattered all the bones in my wrist! Sports, not really my thing (obviously)

11. Were you a nerd? I didn't think so.

12. Did you ever get suspended? No, never, not even a detention!  I was a good girl.

13. Can you sing the fight song?
Yes! Eye of the Tiger, and can still do the dance!  (Duh.Duh.Duh.Duh...Duh Duh Duh...Duh Duh Duhhhhhhh, if you were a tamer, then you may remember saying this when starting the fight song dance)

14. Where did you eat lunch? Cafeteria, usually a coke and chips

16. What was your school mascot? Tiger

17. If you could go back and do it again, would you go back?
It was fun and all, but I like my present situation

18. Did you have fun at the prom?
Yes. I went to my jr and sr prom.  Junior prom was with a friend, Rustin Neck and we went with other friends (one of whom was at dinner tonight) and my senior prom was with a boyfriend... Brad Rolz.  Both proms were very fun, in fact I won a tv at my jr prom after party!  Sound lame, but proms for me were not like a 90210 prom where I was with a Donna Martin who got drunk and was nearly kicked out of school or like a Dylan and Brenda prom.

19. Do you still talk to person you went to prom with?
Friends with them on FB, I must find a picture!  I felt like such a princess on both occasions!

20. Are you planning on going to your next high school reunion?
Yes! I'm helping to plan it with a few of my friends.  It is going to be such a fun time, and so far the planning times have been great!

21. Are you still in contact with people from high school?
Yes, many.  I still live in the same town, and so many people from school are here.  I see them at the store, at school (with their children), and because of FB I can even see what some of them are eating for dinner!

22. Who was your favorite teacher?
Of all time, Mrs House (6th grade) from my Jr. High and high school days Mr Terry Hicks.

23.  Did you have a nickname in high school?
Yes.  I was called Big Perm (hello, notice my hair much?)  I think it was a reference from a movie, just cannot remember which one.  I really never liked the name, but I went with it.

24.  Am I still best friends with my best friends?
Well, some of them, yes.  Some of our friendships grew, and although we do not talk a lot, I know I could call them in a second and they would listen to anything crazy I had to say.  However, there are a few that I am not close with, could just be that they moved to new places, but I really believe if we were to connect again, we would be back!

25.  Who is the person that I want to see the most at the reunion?
So many people that I would like to see!  I just cannot wait to be that person that tells the "remember when stories"!

How was your reunion?  Did you go to yours?