Im thinking again......I am a transplanted yankee (a term the hubby uses frequently) the cultural differences are a real deal. For example: any soda pop here is a coke ask for a pop and you might get a punch in the nose. The term fixin: which doesn't mean fix something that is broke..... here it means planning to/about to/or on the way to. Another thing is no matter how how hot it gets here, ranchers men and women, farmers, and rodeo people all wear starched and when I say starched I mean stiff as cardboard pull them apart stand on there own starched all day. Now when I first moved here and was a heck of a lot thinner I tried these jeans let me tell ya comfort goes out the window. I think the biggest shock was food now coming from Wisconsin my only exposure to Mexican food was Taco Bell and Chi-Chis (which I have since learned means boobies in Hispanic) I have experienced true Mexican food and its fantastic if you remember this jalepeno is hot- chipolte is fire and habenero means if your a yankee kiss you butt good bye.
I am exhausted mentally I think-I am limited to what I can do psychically Alexis is so used to playing and swimming and doing things outside that this last couple days of slugness has made her ugly ugly ugly. This is a hard time of summer no holidays to look forward to, we have done the day camp thing. we have had each of her kinder classmates over for play dates 2x over.The heat makes it hard to do a whole lot out side. SO every other word has been I'm bored I wanna play with somebody......over and over which brings me to the title of my blog......I'm sorry mom ran away mentality. I know this is awful...... but man I can only play barbies/ponys/petshop so long before I'mready to knock my self over the head. Sigh......talk about a whiny little post huh? Makes you wanna grit your teeth and say damn girl be grateful she wants you to play. In about 6 weeks we will be so immersed in school/soccer/dance/and such we will be wishing for the down time again.
On the upside once I heal I can go off the diving board/ and go for long walks and get down on the floor and play barbies... and and and and right mom right?
Another triple digit day here in good ole Texas, 10 years ago when I moved here I was minus one baby girl, 50 pounds and a hubby, for what ever reason the heat didn't seem to bother me near as much as it does now. I mean I don't let my self get held hostage by a/c from noon till 500 but let me tell ya some days..... I am lucky enough to be self employed so when the mercury goes to rising Alexi's and I can head to the pool. Now that I have had this surgery that little enjoyment has come to a screeching halt. But never let it be said a 6 year old little girl can't figure out a way to get cool. She convinced me the 3 dogs needed a bath and all I would have to do is sit there and watch, watch I did and practically laugh my stitches out. LOOK at our golden retriever she aint looking happy is she.
Again a shout out t0 Rhonda HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! hope it was a good one.
THIS IS A SHOUT OUT TO A FRIEND RHONDA IN WISCONSIN-HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Thank you for always being there.
I made it home today and my first impulse was to start picking up...sigh old tapes are hard to erase. I was greeted home by our menagarie of critters-Once they figured out there was no purina one in my step they pretty much gave me a couple of so-so canine kisses and went about there business. About an hour later...I woke up to three dogs and me in the bed..... so Im thinking maybe they missed me a little.
They let me take a shower this afternoon-the nurse handed me a bar of plain ole white Dove soap and a white sand paper soft white wash rag. Friends let me tell ya it was the best damn shower of my life!!!! I never once gave thought to my dessert inspiring body wash-with its matching shampoo/conditioner. As I sat there thanking the shower gods (yes I did say sat there)
I pondered many of life's unexplained wonders this one thing kept coming to mind. If a person is homeless and begs on the corner and the person is in a brand new shiny wheelchair-where does such person plug the wheel chair in each day?
Well here I am in the hosptial- minus one basketball size hernia.. HOT DAMN MY BOOBIES ARE BACK. Still pointing out all the gum on the floor but back. What an experience in pain this has been. Now don't feel bad the doc had told me what to expect. I think the worstpart have been the indigintnys (is that a word?) having to ask for help. with the most private of things. My nurses have been the virtual melting pot that make the Ole USA great-Roldll call- Jamacia-accent very heavy-Ukraine-speaks no englishthat I been able to decipher-Britian -w0nderful man handsome as a bonus and speaks fluent american/slang and all. I have mostly slept-but for the first time in over 20 years. I HAVE COMPLETE AND TOTAL CONTROL OVER THE REMOTE!!!!!IT'S mine all mine I tell ya and miracles never cease to happen, I have actually seen something besides Hannah Montana/Josh and Drake and the spongebob crew,NOW if i could just stay awake long enougth to enjoy it
I quit smoking on Nov,19 2007-Not because I was all health minded and was"doing my body good" and all that happy BS. I quit because after 7 years of busting my happy ass in the gym-lifting weights.....hunderds of crunches my inner belly said whoooaaa Im done and blessed me with a beautiful bouncing basketball sized hernia. Now anyone who has ever lifted weights knows that when you stop a hard core regimine dead in the water, things sag,bag and in general go to hell. hmmmmm I regress...long story short Doc said cant/wont fix the belly till you kick the habit and stay out the gym-I then proceeded to gain 50 beautiful lovely -MFing pounds-regressing again I know-monday doc says well done gonna fix on wednesday-hot diggity damn-
my honest first thought was-I CAN SMOKE AGAIN-sad isnt it.
My 18 yr old moved out last night......it wasn't a happy moment, he still has a semester of high school to finish to get that all important diploma. He just couldn't seem to understand that our home is not a Democracy its an Anarchy were his father and I rule. Our rules were not hard(contrary to what my son may tell you) were are not some kind of neo nazi hard asses. Clean up your bathroom-you miss? you wipe up- I buy the tissue go nuts use what you need. Help out once in a while feed a dog ,play with your sister-she thinks the suns rises and sets on you.
The biggest issue was he wanted his girlfriend to be able so stay the nights-OHHHH HELLL NOO. The words Paula/Grandma don't work here. So where did he end up you ask? yeppers you guessed it he is now living with the girlfriend and her parents. Have I missed something along the way? Have I become so old fashioned and so out-dated because this makes me NUTS-
We had a name for girls like this growingup..........and her parents are they on dope? this is there 17 yr old daughter(felony material here in Texas)
THE FINAL 2 INGREDIENTS- ONE 6 YR OLD GIRL AND ONE 50 POUND PUPPY
Here it is my first blog entry-I had high hopes for this first blog attempt-something witty/profound/earth shattering even. But as life would have it. This happened and my profound blogging time was reduced. But on the brighter side of things.......the local carpet cleaning service had a few beers on us.
Mom of a 18 yr old boy and a 6 yr old girl, three goats,1- golden retriever,1-border collie, 1-great pyreenese,and assorted other critters, stay at home mom, business partner to a wonderful but not exactly right husband