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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Day 12: Something I do not leave my house without

30 DAYS OF ME!

DAY TWELVE:
SOMETHING I DO NOT LEAVE
MY HOUSE WITHOUT

This one is a hard one.
Why?
Because my anal retentive OCD ass, leaves the house with the same things almost every day.





My hobo-hippy bag.
Which kind of looks like the bags above.
Mine is more green and yellow....with some orange and black.
It's huge, and I can fit my life in it.
 
 
 
My eyeglasses.
I have contacts, but, I am really in love with the way my eyeglasses make me look.
Plus, they are so chunky, I can hide the bags under my eyes, when I do not feel like wearing makeup.
 
 
 
My cellphone.
I recently upgraded to a smartphone.
(scandalous I know.)
I still really don't know how to use it.
It's been about a month, so that's just well... embarassing.
I travel kind of far to get to work.
I need the phone in case of emergency.
 
 
Glucose Tabs.
I am hypoglycemic...
I really can never tell when I'm going to drop.
 
 
 
 
And, then there's the miscellaneous things that live in the hobo-hippy bag.
But, I am very methodical...
Structure and Stability and Consistency make me happy.
 
 
It's just the life I've chosen.
Which feels so much better than the old one I used to lead.
 
 
 
What do you never leave your house without?
 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Day 11: A Quote I Love

30 DAYS OF ME!
DAY ELEVEN:
A QUOTE I LOVE!



someone needs to kick me in the patootie, I am the worlds worst vLog promise keeper.
I took out my handy flipcam this weekend, and placed it in a very noticable place with a BRIGHT STICKY NOTE: "vLOG".
Did I?
Nope.
Upset with myself?
Completely!
Moving on...


 
~Dr. Seuss
 
 
This quote is an extension of something that Ralph Waldo Emerson said:
("I'm not telling you it's going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it")
 
 
This is a principle I try to live my life by.
Some of it is easy.
Some of it is estremely hard.
 
Like Forgiving the ones who don't treat you right.
That's the one I struggle with the most.
I've gotten to the point where I forgive, I do not judge, I wish them no ill will, however, that does not means that I speak to them.
So, I think it's progress.
 
5 years ago...I'd tell you to fuck off, and hold that grudge deep, and remember it until the day I died.
Not anymore.
Believe it or not, it is true, we do mellow with age.
 
 
 
Do you have a favorite quote?
And who is going to slap me on the wrist for the anti-vLog moment?
Come on!
 
 
Happy Monday!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Day 10: Something I am afraid of!



30 DAYS OF ME!
DAY TEN:
Something I am afraid of!


I was going to do a vLog today...
But, well we had
TORNADO WARNINGS

The sky was that weird greenish grey color...
The wind was spinning the rain around.
Lightning and Thunder were strong.

I got a Notification on my phone from the National Weather service..
That literally said, "TAKE SHELTER NOW"

Needless to say,
Scared 5 year old + Tornado like conditions
=
No vLogging.
*pouts*

Maybe for Monday's post.


OKAY.

Without further ado:

WHAT I AM AFRAID OF!
(DRUM ROLL PLEASE)

In no particular order
Spiders, any shape, any size, I hate them. They drive me nuts. I am really petrified!


Ending up alone. One of my greatest fears is having no one.
No family, No friends...
Just being discarded.
    

Losing my child.
Whether him being abducted, or getting lost, or dying.
I am very fearful of this.
Not paranoid that I don't let him out of my sight.
He goes to school and camp.
He can play outside with his friends (if I am watching from the window).
But, I just...
I would die.
I couldn't go on.
and I know that.


I am not a vain person.
I don't think I'm necessarily pretty.
But, I am afraid of being disfigured.
Either by an accident or by someone hurting me.
Being so disfigured that people would stare or gasp at me.
Being so disfigured that by looking in a mirror I would cry.
It's a constant fear.
I know where it comes from...
But, you know...
Keep reading.


Being abused again.
I was in a horrible relationship before I got married.
I mean Nick was neglectful and cheated, but the guy before him,
well, It was bad.
I know that I fear letting someone in too far,
and they turn and treat me like a punching bag again.
I couldn't imagine it... or having Emry in that type of situation.
Always a fear.
I keep men at a distance.
No matter what.
I trust Klay...
but you know,
Once you're abused... it's always in the back of your head.




Drowning.
I am a decent swimmer, I know I can hold my own.
But, I have always feared not being able to make it to the surface.
Seems Freudian..
Right?





Heights.
Say no more.
Say no less.



Bees.
Mostly because I'm allergic.
But overall
Stinging aside.
They buzz too much.
Freaks me out.




I'm nuts.
I know.
But, you wanted to get to know me better.
I don't lie here.
I don't hide here.
I am allowed to be ME!

and thus is:

30 DAYS OF KVS.


Your fears?
I won't judge..
Give me one or two.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Day 9: A Favorite Picture

30 DAYS OF ME!
DAY NINE:
A FAVORITE PICTURE
 
First I thought perhaps I should show one of Emry's many beautiful pictures.
Or another one of our crazy family.
The new kitten?
One from my High School Days?
There are so many favorites.
 
But, then, I thought,
what about the dark forest pic?

The picture you see below is one that at one time or another has brought me great strength.
That even in the darkness... there is glimpses of light in front of you.

So today,
My favorite picture....

Enjoy.

Just look at it for a while.... see what it makes you think of.
It's a pretty trippy way to medidate.
 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Day 8: Turn on's and Turn off's

30 DAYS of ME!

Day Eight:
Turn on's and Turn off's



OH BOY!




Turn On's
  1. Long hair
  2. I like a man with body hair, for some reason, guys who wax their chest, legs, arms... well, they freak me out. Small children lack body hair. I want to date a MAN... not a boy.
  3. A sense of humor
  4. Someone who is well read, on a multitude of subjects
  5. Gentleness
  6. Protective without being possessive
  7. Patience
  8. Eyes... I feel that you can read a lot from someone by just looking in their eyes. Doesn't matter the color, there's a sense, a feeling you get when someone looks at you.
  9. An open mind: he doesn't have to agree with me, but he can let me state my opinion and respect it.
  10. Willing to try new things and willing to teach me new things.
  11. Must love my son... not tolerate him. There's a difference.
  12. Will watch a chick flick if I am in the mood.
  13. Will watch a HORRIBLE horror movie if I am in the mood.
  14. Cleanliness...Nothing smells nicer than Irish Spring Soap and Pine oil on a man after a shower.
  15. Shopping. I don't mean will hold my purse... I mean takes an active interest in Antique shopping, and small artisan towns.... Appreciation for cool shit!

Turn Off's
  1. Dirty people - My ex husband hated brushing his teeth. Would go to bed after a long hard day of work... without showering. Just saying. Totally Gross.  Refused to clean his own ears.
  2. Liars
  3. LIARS (it needed to be said twice)
  4. Cheaters
  5. Excuse Makers
  6. Loving an inanimate object more than me or my son. 
  7. Non motivated
  8. Self entitlement
  9. Closed Minded
  10. Hates going outside
  11. Rudeness
  12. Allowing others to treat me badly while with you.
  13. Coldness
  14. Not able to see the forest through the trees.
  15. The inability to make a plan
  16. Anti-snuggle
  17. Not being able to love me for who I have become, just because my past is a little sketchy.


That's as many as I could ramble off the top of my head.
Name one from each of your lists!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Day 7: What makes me happy

30 DAYS OF ME!
DAY SEVEN:
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY!


Butterflys make me happy.
They are bizarre fluttery creatures.
Dragon Flies too!

ahem.. my new Kitten makes me happy.
His name is Bryce. He's 3.5 months old.
And he makes Emry go CRAZY!

My family and our crazy pictures

My weird friends

Funny signs

Fireworks

Buddah Statues.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Day 6 - Pet Peeves

30 DAYS OF ME!

DAY SIX:

PET PEEVES


Oh boy:

I thought about this post all weekend.
Because I have a LOT of pet peeves.

And I don't want to be a Carly McComplainer!


**GIGGLES**

Let's see.


Hanging Up/Putting Away Laundry

I love to do laundry.
I don't mind folding it and leaving it on the dryer...
HOWEVER: Putting it away...
I HATE IT.
I can't get around it... it's got to get done...
It's just... well, the most boring thing.
Nothing gets under my skin more, than putting away something that's just going to worn within the next 7 days.
Anyone else?

Cleaning The Stove

I never seem to get in clean enough... and then I wind up cooking.
Which means it gets dirty AGAIN!


LIARS

I hate anyone who feels the need to lie about anything.
Now, I am not talking about White Lies.
Like the ever popular call to your boss that your "sick".
Stuff happens.
I am talking about someone who lies about their life, the events, family, etc.
AND LIE JUST TO LIE.
JUST TO MAKE THEMSELVES FEEL BETTER (and look better).
That shit irks me.
TO NO END.

EXCUSE MAKERS
I hate anyone who rather make an excuse than to take responsibility.
Who rather say, "BUT.."
THAN ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING.


TRASH
I hate to say it, I am not talking about physical trash... like garbage.
I am talking about people.
Now, it has nothing to do with your income level... or where you were born.
TRASH people are people who feel the need to be loud, obnoxious, aggressive, self entitled, ignorant (not based on education level but on awareness) and just RUDE.
I live by a few of those.
They feel the need to let the entire neighborhood hear their drama... throw childish fits that involve the police being called.
I have no tolerance for that.

MODIFIED BEATER CARS
You drive a GEO METRO, why on earth is it modified to look like a "race car" or a "drift car"
It's a POS, no matter how you look at it, and now, it looks like an even bigger POS.


The list can go on and on.
It depends on the day and how hormonal I am.

Drive Thru RUDE employees...
Waitstaff in general being rude.
etc.
etc.
People who dye there animals fur PINK.
Name droppers.
Fake people.
etc.
etc.

 


Friday, July 20, 2012

Girl Moment - SPARKLEY!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/98332252/platinum-diamond-engagement-ring-100


Don't ask me why...
But I was looking at rings today on etsy....

and ... well.....

Wowee....

ISN'T THAT PURTIFUL?

Day Five: 5 Places You Want to Visit

30 DAYS OF ME!

DAY FIVE:

5 PLACES I WANT TO VISIT



1. FIGI
2. IRELAND
british columbia scenery
3. BRITISH COLUMBIA
4. ITALY
5. DISNEY - with Emry.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Day 5: My parents

30 DAYS OF ME!

DAY FIVE:

MY PARENTS



This is my dad.

He's awesome.

(you can also see Emry too, isn't he a monkey?)


My dad has been a very influential person in my life...
He's always told me to work harder, push myself.. never give up.


Make a plan and then work towards it.
If things change, revise said plan, and then work towards THAT plan.


He has dry sarcastic humor.

And I love him to death.


My mother...

Thank you Google Image Search

Well...
That's my mother.
If you've been with me for a while...
You know that I haven't spoken to my mother in almost 2 years now.
Ever since she tried to kill herself... and decided not to stay in-treatment.

People say I look like her...
But honestly,
I think I am a nice aesthetic combination of both of my parents.


My mother really never had a job, on a whole, she was a stay at home mom.
She went for a lot of schooling... never did anything with it.
I get a lot of my.... FIGHT from her.
She was (and probably still is) a no shit kind of woman.
If she thought something was wrong or not going to appropriate way...
Then she would fight (TO THE DEATH) for what she believed was right.
(whether or not it was right or in everyone's best interest... is a different story).

From her,
I have learned how NOT to parent.
How NOT to treat people.
How NOT to act in public.
HOW NOT TO TREAT A SIGNIFICANT OTHER.
What happens to selfish people...
What anger does to ones complexion.
etc.
etc.


Your parents are who shape you as a person.
My sister and I are lucky enough that we were shaped mostly by my father.


**SIGHS**

Happy Thursday!



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day Three: My First Love

30 DAYS OF ME

DAY 3:
My First Love



**GIGGLES**


My very first love, was named... Steve Tarquini.
He was my 8th grade to 10th grade on and off...
WHIRLWIND ROMANCE
(As whirlwind as high school can be)
BOYFRIEND.


And, I really loved him.
He was Italian, Tall, and Handsome.
He was really a great guy.
And I imagine he still is to this day.


Thank You Google Search.


We aren't friends anymore.
We were for a brief period after I graduated High School.
It was a really bad time.
During the time when I dated the abuser...

I think we aren't friends anymore, because honestly,
I didn't appreciate how great of a person he was.
I took his kindness for weakness and I didn't treat him with the respect he deserved.

I know he married the girl he was dating at that time.
I hear that they had a baby (a son) and that he is a wonderful dad to him and her two girls...
Who I know he took in and loves as his own.


My favorite thing about him...
From when he was mine...
He was kind.

We had the ability to talk for HOURS on the phone.


In secret mind you.

My mother, who we have established was psycho, hated him.
Why do you ask?
She had overheard a conversation one day, while I was at volleyball practice.
And... he was near the group of people....
She thought he was someone else....
And then just hated him.


FOR YEARS.

But, while he was Black Listed... we would sneak phone calls when she wasn't home.
I took a rotary phone from my dad's tool shed, and hid it in pieces around my room...
So that... when the house was asleep... I could call him.
We would talk until the wee-hours of the morning.


It was very sweet and epic now that I think of it.


I will always keep him in my thoughts.

He is my lesson.
Of how not to treat someone...
A friend.
A lover.
A significant other.

And one day,
when time has mended everything...
Hopefully...
We can be friends again.



Happy Wednesday Everyone!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

DAY TWO: NICKNAMES

Thirty Days of ME!
Day Two:
Nicknames



**GIGGLES**

I'm a Jillian.

So...

It started out with my dad calling me:
JillyBean

Then it was:
BEANER

Then it was just:
BEANS



To one point, this was a very private family nickname.
That was until, I was on the phone with my very first love (please see tomorrow's post about that)...
My dad picks up the other house line and says:
"Hey Beaner, time to get off the phone."


He hangs up.
I am in utter disbelief and embarrassment.

My first love... the first real boyfriend I ever had....
Well, he said goodbye.

The next day, the entire group of our friends had started with Beaner and JillyBean.


Yeah...
Very VERY Cute.




I don't mind it much now.
But, at the time...
Well.. let's just say....
MORTIFIED.




There was also a brief period of 5th grade in which the girls in my class all took Animal Nicknames...
I was Camel.
Why?

One day...
Someone said something completely and utterly funny...

As I was taking a sip of water...
and well..

I spit it all out on Billy Kramer.


Spitting = Camel Activity.


CAMEL.



So there you go.



Happy Tuesday.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Day One: Introduce Yourself

DAY ONE:

INTRODUCE YOURSELF WITH A PICTURE
and then write
10 LIKES
10 DISLIKES




So this is me....

Uh.. wait... no it's not...
That's ZombieBooth's version of me...


UHHHH....


THIS IS ME!


10 LIKES
1) Double Stuffed Oreos
2) Hiking
3) Horrible Scary Movies
4) Cooking
5) Playing with Emry
6) Being Goofy
7) Rennaisance Faire's
8) Steampunk
9) Reading
10) Projects.. of all shapes and sizes


10 DISLIKES (only ten.... jeez)
1) Liars
2) Excuse Makers
3) Indifference
4) Self Entitlement
5) Black Licorice
6) Closed Minded People
7) The mirrors in the Stores Dressing Rooms
8) Inconsistent Size Charts for Women
9) Clutter
10) Chinese Lobster Sauce


Stay Tuned Tomorrow for:

DAY TWO: NICKNAMES





30 Days of Me Challenge - The Days!

Ok I have now seen that Life as a Monkey Mom is also doing the
30 Days of Me Challenge...

And, Now that I have found the rules...

I have decided that starting tonight....
I AM STARTING.

30 days.
ALL ABOUT ME.


HOW WONDERFUL IS THAT?!


Ok here are the days and the rules:


day one- introduce yourself with a picture and ten likes and dislikes
day two- nicknames
day three- your first love
day four- your parents
day five- five places you want to visit
day six- pet peevesday seven- what makes you happy
day eight- turn on's and turn off's
day nine- a favorite picture(s)
day ten- something you're afraid of
day eleven- a quote you love
day twelve- something you don't leave the house without
day thirteen- the tv show you've become addicted to
day fourteen- a picture of you last year, and how you've changed
day fifteen- death row meal
day sixteen- seven things that cross your mind a lot
day seventeen- put your ipod on shuffle, first ten songs.
day eighteen- something you miss
day nineteen- what you wish for at 11:11
day twenty- something you wonder "what if" about
day twenty one- something you're proud of
day twenty two- what do you want your future to be like
day twenty three- movies you quote the most
day twenty four- something you've learned
day twenty five- something you are looking forward to
day twenty six- your dream wedding
day twenty seven- photo of your city and what's great about it
day twenty eight- what stresses you out
day twenty nine- three confessions
day thirty- a picture of yourself today and five good things that happened during this challenge
 
 
So there you go.. this is what you are going to see for the Next Month.
Excited?

SO AM I!


Music Monday - Ol' Yeller



Kind of Appro-po given the past week.


I have mended, and am no longer crying at the lack of dog food bowls in my kitchen.
Bunched up towel that out ranked the finest of dog bed.
The little sweater he had to wear in the winter because he would shiver.

And Emry is doing much better as well.
Already asking for a new dog.
I want to get a better dog this time.
WHAT ON EARTH DOES THAT MEAN?
I mean that before I adopt said dog from kennel/aspca/breeder...
I get all the facts on him.
I want MY vet to check him, I want to make sure that I am not being lied to.

When we got Roku... 3 years ago, I was told he was a 4 year old dog (by the ASPCA)...
when I got him to my vet... he was an 8 year old dog.

So, we lost time with him because of lies.
He also wasn't well...
ASPCA cleared him of all illness and defect.
But, he had a lot wrong with him.


And it hurts to think we'll get another one and him only live a few years...
and break our hearts again.


So...
DOING MY HW BEFORE WE JUMP IN.

I am also contemplating whether this blog should go through the "30 days of Me" Challenge.
It looks interesting, and would allow for my constant readers (online family, is better said.) a better idea of who I am.
And I think hearing my voice and seeing my face will help with that.
(Along with all the other cool stuff that goes on with it).


I think it will be a nice change,
since life has changed a little... it will help me to get to know me a little better...

You know?

Thoughts?

I honestly do feel much better.

and I can't possibly catch up on ALL that I've missed,
So I'll start reading todays posts and move forward.



Much like my life.

Constantly moving forward.

Have a wonderful day all!



Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday - 7/12/12

Busy Week.
Had to put my dog down.


He had a large tumor in his pancreas that was unknown until it was too late.
He was scared and in pain.


My son and I are taking it very hard.


Very empty.

Silly Dog.

We loved him so.


Thank you all for your kind words.
My son is already looking to fill the void...
Who knows...
We just might.



I wish I had more to say.

Just...
Can't.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Yahoo Tuesday - 7/10/12 - ZOMBIE PROOF!



I had to.
I saw this "article" yesterday, and thought... yup, this is for Tuesday.


It's going to happen...
Whether it be actual ZOMBIES
or some type of Catastrophe..
Sooner or later... we're going to need these types of Strongholds.

Now the question is:
Do we buy them for an exorbitant rate?
Or keep these addresses handy.. and when the even occurs.. Crash the house?



Hmmmm...
Must ponder on these ideas.



Monday, July 9, 2012

Music Mondays - 7/9/12 - Fighter

Pain syndrome is acting up.
Fighting through the day...

So...
HENCEFORTH:





That's the first song that came to mind.


Anyone want to take over for me and let me sleep off this pain?
Just fly over to my place!
I'll leave detailed instructions.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Monologues of the Dating Divorcee Working Mother - "Pushing On"

Monologues of the Dating Divorcee Working Mother


(aka: The Life of a
Quasi-Single Mother)




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(DISCLAIMER: I do not mean to offend anyone. There are different strokes for different folks, and we all have different lives, goals, aspirations. What I write about in these posts is not meant to be the "only way", "the right way", "better than you". It's just my opinion, use it where you can. Comment or Criticize too, how else do we grow as people, if we don't listen to a little criticism?)
"Pushing On"
You open your eyes in the morning,
prepared to start your normal schedule...
and then...
you feel it...
The pain...
Shoulder, elbows, wrists, hips, back...
Your entire body is locking up.
Muscle spasms are super.
However, you swallow hard, you lift your bones out of bed
and look in the mirror...
Your eyes burning into themselves.
Willing yourself to take another step...
Just get it done....

And that's all it takes.
Regardless of the pain you are feeling, or how much you'd rather just roll over and sleep away the feeling;
You are up and moving.
You are back on track.


As a divorced quasi-single working mother... this is a daily ordeal for me.
Some days are worse than others... and some days are just okay.

As the sole provider...
You don't get the luxury of stopping.
Days off are saved for your child(ren).
Personal days, are not for YOUR personal use.

That's just how it goes.


Now for me.
I am very lucky to have Klay.
He does help with Emry's days off....
But, on the whole..
It's me.

My job is a great environment.
I can bring Emry in every once in a while...
And I do that, because we really don't get THAT much paid time off.
3 personal days a year.
and 1 sick day a month...
I try to save up my sick days as much as possible.
JUST IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.


So,
There's no room for my pain, me being sick, or me just wanting to lay back and have a day off.


I must:
PUSH ON



I bet it's very similar for women in my shoes.


So,
how do we take care of ourselves?
What happens when shit hits the fan and we need that time just for us...
Sans - housework, workwork, parenting, etc....

SUPPORT SYSTEMS.

I have a small one.
But, I know, if need be I have at least 6 people who will help me with Emry...
IF I REALLY, REALLY NEEDED IT.


The problem with Single Parents...
(my biggest problem)
IS ASKING FOR HELP.

I know, for me, asking for help almost feels like admitting I can't handle it.


AND THAT'S THE TRUTH!
WE CAN'T HANDLE IT ALL... ALL THE MOTHERFUCKING TIME.


No one is perfect.
No one is that strong.
Pride is a horrible monster, we need to learn to quiet it down...

And take the time when we need it.


With that said.
I should have done that today.

I should have bit the bullet,
said, "I'm sorry new boss, I know you haven't gotten completely submerged yet, but I need to lay in bed and wait for my bones to stop feeling like they are burning through my muscles and skin."




So,
Lesson Learned.
You need to take time for you... so you can keep

PUSHING ON.

Rants of a Curvy Mama - 7/6/12 - The Past

In the past,
women wanted full figured, curvy bodies.
And here is my proof!

Sex Appeal
How Did She Do It?
Gain 5-29 Pounds
Why Be Skinny?
Amazing Wate-On
Easy Gains
Too Skinny to Have Fun
Add 5-15 lbs--quick!


And now....
A size 6 is plus sized.


What a change.


I HAVE MY PROOF.
CURVY IS BEAUTIFUL.

HEALTHY AND CURVY
THE
WAY
TO
BE!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thursdacap - 7/5/12

Another JAM PACKED WEEK.
I swear... I thought Emry being out of school would equal a little relaxation.


Last Friday -
as I told you.. the company picnic.


I played volleyball.
I participated... SEE!!!!


It was just Klay and I; Emry wanted to make the Camp Banner... So we let him.
It was nice to have some "Adult Interaction/Relaxation Time".

After the picnic we picked up Emry, and then went to Klay's to finish up a batch of beer he had brewed. Emry watched YouTube (He has a thing for watching these Live Train Videos... crashes, you name it)

Last Saturday -
Food shopping, and cleaning..
Followed by a 4 mile hike with my dad, Klay and Emry.
We were pooped.
But it was worth it.

Last Sunday -
Emry had his first swimming class.
It was... ADORABLE.
SO ADORABLE.
He is slowly and surely losing his fear of the water.
I am very happy about that.



We then spent time with my friend Lissa, at her community pool.
Very nice.. It followed up Emry's lesson, and confirmed that my son is becoming acclimated to the water!
After a wonderful sunny afternoon by the pool, we went into Sugar Loaf (a wonderful artisan community) and had a spectacular lunch! (and a little shopping. *wink*)

Last Monday -
Went back to work, and began to get my new boss into the swing of things.
Busy day, don't remember too much about it.
When I went to pick up Emry at camp, I found out that he needed a red, white and blue outfit for Tuesday.
His wardrobe does not have any of that... SO!
TIE DYE SHIRT TIME!
I ran to A.C. Moore got some rubber bands and a white Hanes Shirt.
And, I used food coloring.
I wish I had a picture, it came out pretty spectacular.
(For the first time I have tie dyed anything since high school)
My hands were latent with food coloring though.
Which lasted into Tuesday....


Last Tuesday -

Another long day at work...
We had a "Welcome! Tea Party" event for all the new bosses...
It was nice..
It took up a good hour of our time...
Picked Emry up from camp, went to the farmer's market next door.
My friend's birthday BBQ was on July 4th and I was asked to make my Tomato Salad.
I bought all locally grown veggies (Tomatoes, Onion, Basil) and FRESHLY MADE LOCAL SMOKED MOZZARELLA.
SO TASTY.

Felt so good to get it right from the growers!


We got home, had to run back out to the grocery store for the things I couldn't find at the farmers market...and grabbed dinner for the family.

We watched the America's Got Talent from the Night Before...
I made the Tomato Salad...
Klay helped.

Such a nice time.


YESTERDAY -

4th of July.
Went to the Birthday BBQ...
We wanted to set off some fireworks at home
(Yes, it is illegal in NY, but we didn't care)...
However, Klay's dad (The retired NYC Firefighter) told us it was too dry
and if we wanted to see them... we had to go somewhere that
PROFESSIONALS
were doing them.

The Local Golf Course put on a great show.
We got there around 730p, we were bussed from the local middle school (5 minutes from my house)
and we thought it would be a BREEZE getting home, since we were so close.



TOTALLY NOT THE CASE.
The line to get on the buses back to the school... 45 minutes.
Getting out of the parking lot at the school, since they blocked off 2 of the 3 major roadways (for the buses) ... another 45minutes
NOTE: I LIVE 5 MINUTES AWAY.
Time we got home 11:30p
Time Emry got to bed 12:00a
Time I got to bed 12:15a



TODAY -

I woke up at 4:30a and Emry was up at 5:30a.
Needless to say I had a HUGE cup of coffee.
And I got Emry a donut..
(Sometimes sugar is necessary to wake up your comatose child)
DO NOT JUDGE ME!
Hahaha.


We'll see.. but I am sure this day is going to DRRRAAAAGGG ON.



Everyone have a great day!