Archive for July, 2007

till we head off to the beach! We have been spending as much time at the pool as we can stand. Today wasn’t a good pool day, I ended up with a migraine so we had to leave. After taking my meds. and laying down for 4 hours I kicked it. I still feel wiped out tho.

Ds dodged braces for now. Xray’s show his teeth are coming down. I am super happy about this. No cavities either! 🙂 The rest of us go Aug. 1st.

My lovely son and the neighbor kid decided to mudride this morning. Ds got very muddy. He had lots of mud in his hair and decided to CUT it out of his hair with my kitchen shears! :O Yes he had to have a short haircut today!

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The kids and I had a very nice day. We went over to our friends house. We swam and visited and ate dinner with them. On the way home the kids both said they didn’t want to go to the pool tomorrow… lol I guess they are pooped.

I am trying to keep my mind busy. It helps a lot when it is. We leave in 14 days. We have many things to do before then. All of us are going for a check up at the dentist. I am dreading ds’s visit… they said the “B” word last time he was there. Guess I’ll see what comes of that Wed. I am also getting my hair done before we head out. I need to get school stuff before then too. There are a few birthday parties in there too. The next 2 weeks will drag by. And we all know the week of vacation will fly by. Then the week after vacation school starts. I just want to know where did the summer go? I am not ready for it to start back. I have enjoyed the kids home. Yes they fight but I’m not ready for 6th grade. Or 1st for the matter. I want my babies back.

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Finally the sun shines and the pool is open again. I was beginning to think it would never stop raining. Well I gotta run the pools calling. 20 more days till we are on the beach.

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Got woke up this morning by thunder. I jumped up and ran out to dh’s truck to put his workbag inside. Went and let the chickens out. Brought the little CD player inside and the sky fell out. 4 hours later the skies still falling. This is what happens every time I mow lately.

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Happy Birthday

My Didie’s (grandpa) 83rd birthday. I miss him bunches! The love of his life is back with him this year.

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Somebody’s Hero

She’s never pulled anybody from a burning building.
She’s never rocked Central Park to half a million fans, screaming out her name.
She’s never hit a shot to win the game.
She’s never left her footprints on the moon.
She’s never made a solo hot air balloon ride, around the world, No, she’s just your everyday average girl.

But, she’s somebody’s hero
A hero to her baby with a skinned up knee.
A little kiss is all she needs.
The keeper of the cheerios.
The voice that brings Snow White to life.
Bedtime stories every night.
And that smile lets her know.
She’s somebody’s hero.

She didn’t get a check every week like a nine to fiver,
But she’s been a waiter, and a cook and a taxi driver.
For twenty years, there at home, until the day her girl was grown.
Giving all her love to her was her life’s ambition,
But now her baby’s movin’ on, and she’ll soon be missin’ her.
But not today, those are tears of joy runnin’ down her face.

She’s somebody’s hero
A hero to her daughter in her wedding dress.
She gave her wings to leave the nest.
It’s hurts to let her baby go down the aisle she walks right by.
Looks back into her mother’s eyes,
And that smile lets her know
She’s somebody’s hero.

Thirty years have flown right past.
Her daughters starin’ at all the photographs.
Of her mother, and she wishes she could be like that.
Oh, but she already is.

She’s somebody’s hero.
A hero to her mother in a rockin’ chair.
She runs a brush through her silver hair.
The envy of the nursing home.
She drops by every afternoon.
Feeds her mama with a spoon.
And that smile let’s her know.
Her mother’s smile let’s her know,
She’s somebody’s hero.

I’ve loved this song since it came out. Which was after she went in the nursing home. The singer is Jamie O’Neal.

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It’s been 3 weeks now. I am still so very angry at my mother. I have seen her many times since the melt down. I don’t feel as close to her as I did before this. Not sure if I ever will, or that I care. She lied to my dh about how I came to live with my grandparents and that PISSES me off. She had custody of me from 1 year old till I got married at 17 but NOT once did she call and tell them she needed me with her. Let’s see here’s some of the story.

My parents dated about a year before my mom became preggers with me. She was a junior and he was a senior. She dropped out and had me. They got married but divorced by the time I was 1 year old. She got custody and we went to live with her parents. At night she would leave me to go party and if I cried I got spanked. I spent a lot of time with his parents during the days b/c the other grandma needed a break. Sometime around 3 I went to his parents and when my grandma asked if I was ready to go home; I told her “I couldn’t b/c my mom’s mom told me not to come back.” When my grandma called and asked if that’s what was said she was told “yes”. So from there on I lived with his parents.

Through out my life I would visit with my mom. When I was 8 she got remarried. I spent most weekends with her and my step dad. They drank a lot and would fight a lot but I didn’t let it bother me b/c I had learned to turn up the tv. One night I did ask to go home and my mom got very mad but took me home. She drove drunk and ripped off the necklace I had got her for her birthday and threw it in the floorboard. I will NEVER forget that night. Soon after that they divorced.

Shortly after she started dating a man named Mark. He was always dirty, drunk and mean to her. I didn’t see much of her while they dated. Once they broke up Mark started calling me late at night and would talk very dirty to me. At first I didn’t know who it was but then I remembered his voice. I called him by name and he hung up and never called again.

Once I hit the 4th grade she was dating my now step dad. I visited them some. After they were together a couple of years I started staying the night some. They would drink but they didn’t fight. The summer after 8th grade I tried living with her but it didn’t last long. She would get drunk and we would fight. After a month I left.

There have been many more ups and downs with her. In 94 my dh left for the Army. When he graduated Basic Training a friend and I drove to watch. We were gone for 5 days and the night I got home the police called me. My mom and step dad had a fight and she was drunk and he called the law to make her leave. I had to go get her and take her to her mom’s house at 1 am.

The last one I am going to share is the day I had my son. When I called her that night to tell her about him she asked “if I was going to give him up?” Wtf?! I just told her no and got off the phone. My guess was she thought she started a family tradition of pass the baby to the grandma.

Ok now you all know why I am so very thankful my grandparents took me in and gave me a normal childhood. I can say that my kids have never witnessed me drunk or their dad and I having a knock down drag out and probably never will.

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