Wednesday, June 30, 2010
As she reads off a line or two saying what my responsibilites are, she asks if I had any questions. I replied that I do not and then my eye starts twitching again. So I'm sitting there listening to this dialogue and stupid stuff runs through my head. I kept talking to my eye from my mind and said, "Look, you 20/20 visionary of an eyeball, if you don't stop twitching, I'm going to take you out and dip you in hot sauce then make you look at big bald guys who sit and there's nothing but crack there." My eye stopped twitching after that thought because I didn't want this lady to think my twitch was aimed at her. It wasn't and never will be that kind of party.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
When the popcorn came out of the microwave, our daughter said that she thinks it was the popcorn that smelled that awful. I just could not imagine popcorn smelling like that. The smell lingered through the house and I told her to quickly get some air freshener and spray because the smell was torture. So she grabs a handful of popcorn and shove them in her mouth and our son grabs a few kernels, while I just took one. The next thing I know is that our son is over by the kitchen sink with his head under the faucet like he had been raised in the wild by Tarzan and Jane. I asked him what in the world he was doing. He said, "Mom, that popcorn has a funny taste to it." So as I'm finishing up my one kernel, I summoned someone to bring me some kool-aid fast, forget the water. I needed something with a little bit of flavor to get this awful taste out of my mouth.
I asked daughter to check the expiration date on this popcorn and you would not believe that it had 2000 on it. WHAT!!!! Ten year old popcorn!! What in the world!! I didn't expect that. I told her to throw that mess in the trash and then to take it outside to the big garbage. All we could do was laugh at each other. So please check the expiration date on those things you still have on the shelf that you think may still be good.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
So as class started, I was thinking that this can't be too bad. Well Friday night, it wasn't that bad. It's the Saturday and Sunday all day classes that nearly made me want to scream. Friday night was from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., but the other two days: 9:00 in the dog gone morning until 5:00 in the dog gone evening. I kept saying that I could do this. One older lady is in my class and I so declare if this lady crackles that peanut bag one more time, I'm gonna lose my sanity and throw one of them desk/chairs at her. That probably would not be a good idea since this is a homicide class. Ok, delete that thought. I'm like why don't she just pour the peanuts in her hand and eat them instead of digging in this small bag and pulling them out one by one. There is also this guy in my class who looks like he could be Robert DeNiro's son and at any moment, I'm expecting him to say, "You talking to me?" Well I did survive it, so now I can say, "one weekend down, two more to go."
Thursday, June 10, 2010
So our daughter did just that. She went in her room and got in a corner and didn't talk like she had lost her best friend. I just let her be right in that corner because that is just part of life. Even when we go to the temporary staffing place on tomorrow, she is not guaranteed to get a job and when life throws you lemons, you just have to learn how to make some good sweet lemonade and not just be a sour puss. Keep in mind that I didn't say we were not going, I said I would try to go if time permits.
Life is an amazing thing. What you put into it is basically what you get out of it. We as parents can't always go around pacifying our children for every little boo boo. There comes a time when you have to let go. When the Bible speaks of training up a child in the way he should go, that doesn't mean that we are going to be perfect at what we do, that just means that we are trying to do it in a Godly and respectable way. Your parenting is not going to be the same as my parenting but that doesn't mean my way or your way is the right or wrong way. It's just the best way. We don't put our children out there at 18 and say, "Here, go and learn your ABC's", we train them up as a toddler teaching them how to say their alphabet, learning how to speak, learning how to sit still, etc.
It's the same way as weaning our children off the breast or the bottle. Then after that, they learn how to sleep in a big bed, then learn how to be potty trained and then off to their first day of school. They learn it as they grow and we as parents want to be able to protect our children from every thing but we can't. As they get older, they learn more and more and they also learn rejection as well when we enter into the grocery store and they see that piece of candy that caught their eye and the first thing we say is, "NO!" Our job is to nurture, love and care for our children, not to be their umbrella for life. We have to let them fall, and let them learn how to get back up and dust themselves off. If you have a child who has moved out and they find they have spent all their money but then they knew their mortgage was due and come running to you, what do you do? Do you pay the mortgage for them or let them learn their own lesson and learn how to prioritize?
I hear so many children talking about, "I wish I was grown." That's merely talk. They think once they hit being grown, that all the problems will go away and that they will have everything they want, they will be able to go anywhere they want to, and everything will be accessible to them just because of who they are. Hello.... Reality Check....Well that reminds me of Simba in The Lion King. When he was a cub, he played and laughed and didn't have one single worry, but oh when he became King, he had to deal with real jungle problems and issues. Life was a different ballgame and he had many decisions to make, some were right, some were wrong, but in the end, he finally got at least some of it right.
So with all that being said and a little bit of stuff off my chest, when things can't go your way and you want to crawl up in a corner because you really don't have a pot to piss in nor a window to throw it out of, just put your big girl panties on and deal with it.
Do I really have to have a reason and couldn't, "I just didn't want to go" suffice for an answer? I guess not. Now I have to think of 50 million reasons why I don't want to have lunch with a co-worker. Some things require a reason like if your child gets put in time out in daycare and you want to know what happened so that it could be corrected but then there are other things that don't require a reason. From the words of my mother and probably many other mothers out there, "Because I said so, end of discussion."
Monday, June 7, 2010
Much later in the evening, our 17 year old daughter got a phone call from one of her friends. They have to cut the phone calls off at 10:00 p.m. so at 9:58, I see that she is still on the phone. When I told her that she need to tell her friend that it's time to get off the phone, our daughter tells the friend to hold on. I was in the kitchen putting away some things and our daughter said, "Mom, I figured since I was getting older and it's summer, I was hoping you would extend the phone time to 10:30. I said, "Sorry chic, get off the phone." Then she had the audacity to say, "Couldn't you just break the rules and let up some because my friend is telling me something really good." Now let's pause for a minute. If this had've been at my parents house when the four of us girls were growing up, my dad would get on the other phone and say in the receiver, "Barbara, do you want me to tell your friends it's time to get off or you're going to tell them."
So when our daughter said this, (keep in mind that I'm in the kitchen), it felt like I was in slow motion when I backed up to give her the look. I said in my calm but stern voice, "No, you cannot stay on the phone, and I don't care who you are talking to, I..... want....... you .........to......... get........ off ........right.......now. Rules are rules and if I let her stay on, then I might as well let our son stay at the game earlier. I'm not trying to be my children's friends and making it easier for them will just have them not wanting to leave.....EVER! Well I stood my ground, trust me, they will get over it if they haven't already done so.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The directions said for me to use it twice daily and I did, when I noticed it was making my face worse than better. You know you hear people say that things will become worse before it gets better, I thought that about this cream. I had all these finer bumps come on my face like it was heat, and then what seemed like a burnt spot here or there and it itched. Hubby mentioned to me that he thought it was something I was eating with acid in it. He inquired if I had drank orange juice and I said I had not, because I didn't realize I was allergic to orange juice until welps started breaking out on my arms....and this didn't happen until a few years ago in my adult years. I didn't have one single problem drinking orange juice when I was a child.
So hubby said to me that whatever it was that it was breaking my face out. I told him I was using this new cream and wondered if that was the cause of it. He said he didn't know and for me to read the ingredients in the cream. When I read it, one of the ingredients was alpha hydroxy acid. I showed it to him and he said that he was asking in a loving way for me to please stop using the cream and see what happens. I stopped using it immediately after using it for 10 days and after I stopped using the cream, my face started healing. The bumps have disappeared and the burn-like peel spots are also healing. Hubby said that my face may have been sensitive to the cream and that I could use it on my legs or something.
I'm not downing Ambi Fade Cream, it just didn't work well with me and it may work well with someone else. My face is not itching anymore and the beauty in me just keeps on shining through. Forget them black spots, they will just have to stay.