Thursday, December 29, 2011

Peace on Earth???

I'm having a hard enough time with good will toward men!!!

I think most of my "disgust" comes from retail/facebook - I have a darling bloggie/adoptive/facebook friend who's heart is breaking because it's taking so long for her FOUR babies to come home from Ethiopia at the same time i have a customer calling every few hours for a tracking # for her monogrammed car mats - SERIOUSLY?!?!?!
Has everyone gone crazy for the "what we have" and lost the "who we are"?

I am also having a BIT of a time with "treat others as you would want to be treated"
at what point do you say enough is enough of the beating and bullying??
(figuratively - i'm not actually getting beaten)

I read something on a friend's facebook page (yes, these days it's where i get most of my wisdom) about having lots of leaves and branches on your tree that have fallen off and disappoined you so it's best to stick with your roots that are your true support system.
(is it sooo sad that it's a Madea's advice from you tube - hahahaha)

And even though it really came from Tyler Perry dressed as a grandma it still rings true
and that's what i am going to do - prune my tree to the roots and focus on keeping them nurtured - more is not more if it's crap - less is always more when it's supportive, nurturing and those who love YOU and rid yourself of the rest..

as for peace on Earth - sadly it's never going to happen until it happens...

I could rant and rave about things but i have realized (through a few ups and downs) as i am sitting in the stillness - God has made this path for me and I am just going to meander
and see what happens....cause so far so good!

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

We wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS????

Seriously!?!?!? Didn't I just say that LAST week? How can another year possibly have come and gone?!?!? BUT it has and we had a wild wacky wonderful CHRISTmas filled with lots of fun and amazing blessings!! we started at Steph's house for a CHRISTmas Eve, food and yes, of course fun!
Mike is of course my best Christmas gift of all times!
The Josh and I - I love that kid to the moon and back and may be the only soul on the planet that loves college football more than me (if that's even possible)!
Mike and Tobie - no he's not a Christmas gift - he belongs to Stephanie and Josh - the only thing he wanted for Christmas was receipts and beer (yes, he likes the hooch)
Mike's sister Stephanie and I...She's a great sport ~ she puts up with the 3 of us and smiles all the while - and anyone that has Josh as a son and Mike as a brother has got to be pretty damn funny so of course i love her!
Oh how excited are we...Josh is CRAZY about hockey and lookie what he has - tickets to see the Carolina Hurricanes (he's a caniac) so look out raleigh cause we're coming soon!
I really don't think this needs much explanation...coozie "Beer Belly Under Construction" HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Early the next morning we head to the lake for CHRISTmas....Look at that face!
GrandDennis got her a Cranky Monkey - he screams and cries when you take his banana (i think he's making fun of her little tantrums)but dang if she ain't cute!
COOKIE ~ COOKIE ~ COOKIE - that is ALL this child has been asking for - she heard him in Walmart wimpering and said "cookie is crying because he wants to come home with me" so that's what he did!! and does she love him!!!
you can nevah have too many pictures...
Oh MY - who knew a Grannie Pad would score such high marks!! Grannie LOVED it and now wants "grannie business cards" hahahaha...yes, she'll get them!
a blackberry just like mommie's - she also got a leap pad "lap top" so she can work with me from home she'll be oh so cute!
That girl LOVES a baby doll and because she has every sickness you have - bad cough, broken knee, her foot hurts and she has a headache - she got the baby alive doctor doll so we'll have all the tools needed to make her better!
Family Christmas at the yake ;)
Me and Grannie
Merry Christmas!!
from all my girls!!! we are looking forward to a HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR!!!

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Friday, December 16, 2011

I SWEAR I am not old enough to....

have graduated from high school TWENTY YEARS AGO!!!! but all these people and damn name tags say i did....REALLY?!?!?! it seems like yesterday i was in high school ok not really but my mirror says there's NO way I'm almost 40!! I had the pleasure (there is some sarcasm and humility in that statement) of planning the reunion - it was wonderful to go through the process - i have become friends with people i haven't seen in years or may not have "known" in high school (there were 800 of us in my class so it's possible) I am amazed by people and where the many roads of life have taken us - we have lost some classmates who were far too young - they were missed and remembered...we had someone fly in from CHINA (yes i'm saying i am a kick ass party planner) EVERYONE looked great (a few so good i now hate them) but it was a BLAST! Friday night was an oyster roast at Miler Country Club ~ they were great to work with and even said we could come back again...hahahahhaha
Me and my cutie Mike! He's the BEST date and party co-planner
Me, Dyana and Sheriess (i was jumping in as many pictures as possible ~ i made a sport of it)
ahhh - me and my girl jen ~ LOVE HER - HOLLER
Dyana and I - she swears she graduated with us - i keep telling her being ONE grade older does not make her old and she did make me look purdy!
because a party ain't a party without a lame line dance!
We had a picnic Saturday morning - I wore our "Seniors" T-shirt ~ Jen had saved it all these years it said "enough said" on the back - gaw were we silly! Saturday Night was at the boat club - the weather was gorgeous and dyana turned it into the perfect setting for a party!
with a blackberry in one hand and a drink in the other i could rule the world or at least a large part of it!!!
MY senior prom date and his gorgeous wife!
Shawn my FFFF ~ for those out of the loop that's FUNKY FRESH FRIENDS FOREVER
Me, David (he tried to get in more pictures than me and lost) Emily (my maid of honor and God Mother to Annabelle) and of course Mike!!
I must say a BIG ASS THANK YOU TO.... Amy Her photography is amazing Dyana - she did my hair and make up and of course MIKE he kept me as calm as i could be, put tablecloths and candles on tables and cleaned up afterwards...seriously love him!!

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011


ME OF COURSE....Do you ever do sh*t that sounds like a good idea but afterwards all that crosses your mind is "WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING?!?!?!" THIS is one of THOSE moments...Annie as you all know has epilepsy...her seizures are pretty much under control but sometimes when you pick her up she has a "limp spell" she twitches a little and has no real control over her muscles - if you put her down she would fall right over...the doctors can't figure out what it is... they say neurological reflex issue - i say isn't that what you'd call a seizure? SOOOOOO...they said "let's do a 48 hour EEG to see what's happening" ME "great - it's taken 3 years to get here" OMG OMG OMG - WHAT THE HELL DID I DO?????
Would YOU want this happening to you in the BEST of circumstances?? Well ADD visually impaired, a little developmentally behind and epileptic to it... AND to top it all off she wasn't feeling well....oh yeah and she's SEVEN.. We had to restrain her little self to let them put all those nodes on her while she whaled at the top of her lungs and the technicians couldn't figure out how to work the machine they even looked for the MANUAL... HELLO - THERE'S MY FIRST and SECOND SIGN DUMB*SS!
But wow what a cool do rag and purse (yea right it was a heavy tracking machine for her to carry for 48 hours) Let's just say that she didn't quite grasp the concept so she would drop the bag and everytime it would PULL HER HEAD BACKWARDS... I think the do rag lasted about an hour and a half - the drive home was about an hour and she fell asleep... THERE'S MY THIRD SIGN...
So needless to say - my brain finally kicked in...she's too young and i can't possibly drink enough to last 48 HOURS...OPERATION LIMP SPELL was on..Mom and I wisk her to the bathroom bc she has them in there when you pick her up (after OPERATION TAKE HER IN AND OUT OF THE CAR DIDN'T work) FINALLY a limp spell (you have to press a button when it happens so they can see the time) I pressed that button - carried that child into the living room and started pulling those damn things out of her head...WE LASTED THREE HOURS TOTAL!
AHHHH...MUCH better - she was back to normal asap - i may NEVER be back to normal i had the best of intentions with the worst possible outcome well almost worst we DID catch an episode ~ I returned the machine Monday morning I told them "we lasted 3 hours" we did the best we could but this was a HORRIBLE idea and we are traumatized!!! Well I am - I don't think Annie could give a rats! It took 3 WEEKS for that glue to come out of her hair! LAWDY BE like i didn't feel bad enough! So you can all put what you thought were your winning moments back in the file, shine that trophy up and send it my way...better luck to the rest of you next year cause this was the winner..... love ~ dena MOTY 2011

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