Sunday, July 15, 2012

Oh my word!!!  It has been ages and ages since I graced this place.  I almost forgot how it worked.  I have been putting my life out there on Facebook which is fine, but I am a bit tired of everyone I know knowing all my business.  *sigh*
My son is 18 now and about to embark on his senior year of high school (when did THAT happen?) & my baby girl is 16.5 and getting ready for her junior year.  I am not getting any older, but they certainly are!  Life is just swimming along.  I am still working for the same company.  I like stability.  I just wanted to check in here and dust off the cobwebs, have a look around and relax.  How comforting :)
I doubt anyone reads blogs any more, but that's ok, I am not here for anyone but me.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Things are slow at work so I decided to stay home. The kids are in Parris Island with the NJROTC. My son really enjoyed ROTC last year and this year he doesn't even want to think about it. We really want him to find his niche' which he is not even looking for *sigh*. BUT I think 2 days at Marine boot camp will be good for him. My daughter was excited to go, this is her first time. I am wondering what she thinks. Her BF is on the trip with her as well as her best friend so I know that is all good.
Last year's trip.
I went last year and it was so much fun. I was looking forward to going this year but 2 of the parents that are going are....well... lets just say... are not my kind of people. I think they are trying to re-live their teen years. They don't shut up and they are always telling the cadets what to do. Um, hey (jerky) people, the upper class-men, you know, the ones with rank are the ones to direct the other cadets, NOT YOU! We as parents are ONLY there for support. We can listen, offer advice or a shoulder to lean on. We are not there to have out heads so far up the butts of the people in charge that we can see out their mouths! We are not there to chit-chat with Lt. Colonel (he is the "teacher" in charge). We are not there to change the program to suit our needs nor are we there for ourselves. UGH! Now you all know why I am not there. I was really looking forward to it too. Oh well. It was better I didn't go than to say something to these 2 morons in front of the children that I would eventually regret.
Please pray and send good karma that my son figures it all out soon. I am getting tired.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010


It's been way too long now. Not much has changed. Yet tons of things have changed. Both of my kids are in high school now. That's huge! Babygirl went through a couple years of Hell and I am so glad she is starting to grow up. Littleman isn't so little any more. He stands 5'11". He had a great awesome wonderful year last year. He had a direction and a drive that was unstoppable. Both kids went to Panama for the summer & came back changed. She for the better and he for the worse.
All his drive and direction seems to have been replaced with the need to be a slacker who wants to get high, get layed, play video games and fail. IMHO he is heading down a slippery slope with very little chance of turning it around. *sigh* He was on the drill team last year and took them to nationals. He was riding that wave of goodness. This year I can barely get him out of the bed. He refuses to go to drill but wants all the benefits it brings. I don't like him very much lately. I hope that changes soon.
She seems to have realized that sneaking out, bad behavior and general rebelliousness doesn't get you anywhere. She is now on the drill team and is involved with her very handsome commanding officer. "Spark" happens to be a little younger than my son but with a lot on the ball and a wonderful future. Good kid, good family, good grades and a great smile.
My job is going good for the moment. I hope we are able to stay afloat through Christmas. Hubby is wonderful as usual :)
Just please let my son be going through a phase and please let this phase be over really soon.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Can I just ask what is wrong with the world today?
I have never talked politics here. This is my haven, my place to get away from the real world. I am not liking the world as a whole right now. I am conservative. I am also not your typical "stick me in that pigeon hole" type of conservative either.
I believe in freedom and fiscal responsibility. Spend less than you make and live on less than you earn. Credit cards are evil.
I believe in personal rights and responsibility. Take care of yourself, medically and emotionally, it really matters. I am pro choice (I know that will piss off many) for the simple fact that I don't want someone telling me what I can and can not do with my body. If you don't want an abortion, don't get one. I do not think abortions should be legal after the first trimester. I also don't think they should be used as a form of birth control.
I believe in civil rights wholeheartedly. I believe every one is created equal. Judge a person by the content of their character, not the color of their skin, the religion they believe in or their sexual orientation. I believe in gay rights and gay marriage. I am tired of my country being so puritanical in thinking that you are not supposed to love one another. I believe that love is blind, you can not choose who you love or why you love them.
Love is a good thing.
But on the flip side of that statement I also believe that immigrants as a whole should NOT get a free ride. I don't get a free ride and I don't want one. I also don't want to pay for someone else free ride. My husband is an immigrant. When he came to this country he had to jump through hoops and we had to pay lots of money for him to even get in line to become a resident. He became a resident, got his work permit and joined the U.S. Army. He was working for our government and had the ability to go to war for our country, the country that he chose and he loves so much before he even had the ability to vote. He became a LEGAL U.S. citizen in 1995 when I was pregnant for our second child. He has never said a bad word about this country and he is the most extreme right wing Republican you could ever met. He too shares my sentiment that illegal means ILLEGAL, that means against the law. When the illegal aliens are here they drain our society of resources. I am not against them being here or working. I am not against immigrants. Just do what my husband did. Get your papers in order and do it LEGALLY.
I am tired of our country apologizing for all the world's ills. We used to be the most powerful nation in the world. Other countries would look at us with a healthy respect. Now we have turned in to a laughable shadow of our former self. I have lived in Europe and I have traveled to many other countries. We are known here in the U.S. as "ugly Americans". The world views us as a nation of excess and arrogance. This makes me sad. My parents and grandparents fought hard to make this nation what it is and it is slipping through our fingers with every apology given. Hey guess what world, we are the most generous nation on the planet and more than half of you out there wouldn't exist without the help of the U.S. All our infighting really shows the world how soft our underbelly really is. Dems, you're wrong and Reps, you're wrong. Stop fighting amongst yourselves, come together and make this nation great, is that so much to ask? Healthcare *sigh* so far all we can agree on is to disagree. There are great ideas floating around out there, really. Just open your eyes and ears and check it out, think outside that box. I like the health care I receive. I don't want to lose it. I understand that we have lots of people uninsured and a lot of people below the poverty line. I get it. Do not throw a wrench in to something that works for so many to take care of the rest. We need to come up with something to preserve the goodness of what works with figuring out how to take care of those in need. I have been hospitalized in 3 other countries and I can guaranty the care was less than stellar. The hospitals were filthy and the wait times were unbearable. I think if you are getting public assistance of any kind you should get drug tested. Makes sense to me. I am tired of seeing these women out here with 5 kids, getting public assistance, driving outrageously expensive cars and buying whatever they want. There is something very broken in this system. Don't tell me this doesn't happen, just stand in line at Wally-Mart and watch them with their vouchers. When that is done being sent through the register they buy their clothes and junk food and whatever else public assistance won't pay for. I'm sorry but if you were really poor and I mean REALLY poor you would be buying clothes at the Goodwill and you wouldn't be eating junk food. Please, you don't know what poor is until you struggle to put food on the table and keep your lights on. I've been there. That's poor! That is also very real.
I believe in trying to make our nation self sufficient. Go green if you will. I believe in solar power, wind power, renewable resources. I also believe in tapping in to our own treasures, as in drilling here and using our own lands and farmers. I believe in import and export. It is very important for the world economy but I also believe in buying American as much as we can. We have an obligation to our own nation and to our own people first and foremost before the rest of the world, not waiting and giving our own people the nasty leftovers. I believe we should all take time out of our world and volunteer, give a little, embrace a charity. Do something for your church or your local food bank. Visit old folk homes. We have adopted the Battered Women's Shelter as our charity of choice. I love the fact that we are helping someone (and their children) who can't help themselves. The men have beat them down and taken their confidence, society has cast them aside as a burden and we can be a light at the end of their tunnel. When you have strong women and mothers you have a strong society. I feel very strongly about taking care of my sisters who need me. Please do something for your fellow man. We are a very giving nation just look around.
I personally am not taking part in the recession, I am debt free except for my mortgage payment. Guess what, I can AFFORD my mortgage payment. I am a grown up with a budget. I made sure I could afford it when I bought this place. (unlike many) We have 4 vehicles, 3 dirt bikes, 1 4wheeler (soon to be another one for the collection) and a trailer. We haven't even owned a credit card for about 7 or 8 years now. We work very hard and pay for everything in cash. That way when the economy craps the bed we don't have to worry. My interest rates don't go up and I don't risk losing my possessions. If I lost my job tomorrow I would have no worries. We will make it. Thanks to no one but ourselves. My parents taught me that if I work hard and lead a clean life I can have anything and everything available to me. So far I have worked for every little thing I have. I am very proud of the fact that we don't go to work to pay others. We are not rich by any stretch the imagination. We are normal middle class people with a game plan. Yes I am one of those people that believes that everyday economics needs to be at least a semester in school. I wish our congress would figure out that you really can not spend your way out of debt and you should only spend within your budget. That's what responsibility means.
Our president, I didn't vote for him. I was brought up to respect the position that he holds. I was told to never ever bad mouth or denounce your president. He and I do not think at all alike. I'm sure he's a nice guy. Seems nice enough to me. Heck, he is apologising to the rest of the world on my behalf. I don't agree with the fact that he believes that everyone that disagrees with him is a racist. Um, hello I married an immigrant and have two biracial children, I am not exactly "well to do" and can honestly say that I do not have a racist bone in my body. The race card does not work here. I live in America. We have freedoms here and freedom of speech is one of them. I just wish for once that my voice could be heard. I guess you could say I am a liberal leaning conservative.
Is that even possible?
I must be an anomaly...

Monday, July 06, 2009


I have decided after all these years that it's about time to close the doors.
I am going through a LOT with Babygirl right now. More than I think I can handle. I need to focus on my family and try to heal the wounds. Don't worry, we are all still alive and kicking. But my house isn't a fun place to be right now. I am so close to giving up I can't even tell you. I am sad, angry and hurt by events that have taken place recently. A lot of things have come to the surface that prove that my mothering skills lack something but I have yet to figure out what. I want to thank all of you for your kind words of encouragement. I really REALLY need them right now. I may be back, but I doubt any time soon. It's been a good run and I have met some really awesome people. I may still blurk, that's yet to be seen.
Goodbye my friends...

Friday, July 03, 2009


O.K. my children have gone insane. No wait they are both teens and if they are lucky they will live to see their 20s! My dear sweet son loves his Xbox live. We bought him a 3 month subscription. Was that enough? NO! Hubby pulled up his statement and saw there was 4 unauthorized Xbox live charges. $6 here and & $12 there. "Do you realize that you are stealing money? OUR MONEY!?" "Um, no."
Hubby went to check on the kids like he always does before he goes to bed and Babygirl was no where to be found and her window was wide open!!! AFTER MIDNIGHT!
She was out with her skank-ho girlfriend that she has been forbade to see. I don't know what to do anymore. I have always thought I was a good mother now I am questioning all that. Where did I go wrong and what have I done to deserve this?

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Today my son is 15!

Can you all wrap your head around it? I can't!
I haven't seen him since Saturday. He went to spend the night at his friend's house Saturday night for the friend's birthday then they went to Six Flags Atlanta yesterday all day. They got home really late last night and he is still with them. I am going to pick him up this afternoon and give him 15 spanks and a pinch to grow and inch, well, he is 5'10" already... He is my heart.
So Happy Birthday Lovie you are growing up in to a fine young man.
I love you.

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