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AND WE'RE BACK

ITS BEEN A COUPLE OF DAYS SINCE I WROTE SO I WANTED TO JOT A FEW WORDS. AT LAST POST I WAS PATIENTLY WAITING THE DEPARTURE FOR THE CRUISE. WELL, IT HAS COME AND HAS GONE TO BE ONLY A MEMORY.

WE LEFT HERE AT AROUND 5:00 ON FRIDAY(21ST) MORNING. I WAS EXCITED ABOUT THE TRAVELING BUT ALSO BECAUSE I WAS GONNA GET TO SEE HOPE(AND FRED). I SPEAK WITH HERE ALMOST EVERYDAY BUT SEEING HER IN PERSON IS JUST A BREATHE OF FRESH AIR.

WE ARRIVED IN GEORGIA SOMETIME THAT MORNING...LORD I CANT REMEMBER THE TIME. WE ATE AT SHONEYS. IT WAS A SHORT VISIT BUT IT WAS WONDERFUL. THE GIRLS GOT TO SEE THEIR AUNT HOPE AND CAT NAVY AND I GOT TO SEE MY BEST FRIEND.

WE THEN HEADED SOUTH AGAIN ON 95. WE HAD A LONG WAY TO GO. WE WERE WANTING TO GET TO WEST PALM BEACH BEFORE DARK. IT WOULD NOT HAVE MATTERED TO ME AS LONG AS I GOT TO STOP BY THE HARLEY SHOP IN DAYTONA. THAT HAS BECOME A LITTLE TRADITION OF MY OWN. THIS WAS MY 3RD CRUISE AND ON BOTH OF THE OTHERS, THE TRAVEL DOWN WE STOPPED. I GOT A S…

AS WE WAVE GOODBYE

WELL, FOLKS, IT WONT BE LONG NOW. ITS ONLY FOUR DAYS TIL WE SET SAIL FOR THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN. I HAVE WAITED SINCE LAST YEAR FOR THIS TRIP. IT IS NOW RIGHT ON TOP OF ME AND I FEEL LIKE MY NERVES ARE PULLING ME EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE. THANK THE LORD FOR THE GOOD MEDS..LOL

I STARTED PACKING DAYS AGO AND STILL HAVENT GOT EVERYTHING STRAIGHT. I PROBABLY NEVER WILL. THERE WILL BE SOMETHING THAT I WILL FORGET. GUESS WHAT ...THERE ARE WALLY WORLDS ALL UP AND DOWN INTERSTATE 95..WHEW..

I LOVE TO CRUISE. THE FIRST TIME I WENT I WAS SO NERVOUS. I WAS KINDA AFRAID OF THE "OCEAN". I DONT SWIM IN THE OCEAN. NEVER HAVE. NEVER WILL. SO WHY GO ON A BIG BOAT IN THE MIDDLE OF ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IM AFRAID OF. WELL, I DONT KNOW WHY I DID BUT I AM SO GLAD I DID. I LOVE IT. MY THOUGHTS NOW. IF YOU GO ON VACATION. YOU GET A ROOM, AND GO OUT TO EAT, THEN HAVE TO DRIVE AROUND FOR ENTERTAINMENT. ON A BOAT ITS ALL THERE. YOU JUST GET THE LUXURY OF GOING TO PLACES YOU'VE NEVER BEE…

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I REALLY HAVE ENJOYED THE FACT THAT THE GIRLS ARE LEARNING HOW TO SPEND MONEY. THE MONEY THEY GOT FOR THIER BIRTHDAY, AS I SAID IN AN EARLIER POST, WAS ABOUT TO BURN HOLES IN THEIR POCKETS. WELL, NOW THAT THE PURCHASES HAVE BEEN MADE SOME REGRETS ARE COMING. EMILY IS STILL VERY PLEASED WITH HER AMERICAN GIRL DOLL. SHE TOTES HER AROUND AND TREATS HER WELL. I GUESS WHEN ITS YOUR OWN MONEY YOU TEND TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF THINGS.

NOW ON THE OTHER HAND ERICA IS REGRETTING GETTING A CAMERA. SHE LOVES HER CAMERA BUT JUST CANT STAND THE FACT THAT EMILY HAS AN AMERICAN GIRL DOLL. AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE AND AFTER ALL THE SUBTRACTING ERICA STILL HAD MONEY. SHE HAS HELD ONTO THAT. SHE ALSO HAS BEEN SAYING SHE WANTS AN AMERICAN GIRL DOLL. ME, AS THE MOM, SAYS TO HER, "WORK HARD AND EACH WEEK ADD YOUR MONEY TO WHAT YOU HAVE AND SOON YOU CAN BUY ONE".

FOLKS LET ME TELL YOU HOW SNEAKY THIS KID IS. SHE HAS LISTENED TO THINGS SO WELL IN LIFE THAT SHE CALLED HER DADDY AND LEFT HIM …

SNIFFLES

IT IS NOW 11 DAYS FROM THE DATE THAT MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE LEAVING TO GO ON A CRUISE. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT NO MATTER WHAT PLANS SOMEONE MAKES THERE ARE GONNA BE TREES ACROSS THE ROAD. WELL AT THIS POINT ITS A LIMB BUT MOMMA CUT THAT LIMB QUICK LIKE IN A HURRY.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT SO ...MY FAMILY HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM STUFFY NOSES. ALONG WITH THE NOSES RUNNING, THERE ARE THE COUGHS AND THE YUCKS. I DECIDED TO GO AHEAD AND GO TO DR. A. (MIND YOU I HAVE KNOWN THIS DR. FOR 10YEARS AND HE IS MORE OF MY FRIEND THAN DR.). WELL, HE SAYS ALL SOUNDS GOOD BUT WE NEEDED AN ANTIHISTAMINE. HE WROTE A RX FOR US AND SAID HE WAS GONNA BE THERE THIS FRIDAY AND NEXT MONDAY JUST IN CASE. I FELT KINDA BAD FOR GOING SO SOON BUT I REALLY NEEDED TO TRY TO GET THIS TAKEN CARE OF.

SO HERE WE GO. HOPEFULLY THE DR. WILL NOT HAVE TO SEE ME AGAIN. WELL AT LEAST FOR THIS.

I WILL CONTINUE TO PACK AND DO AS USUAL BUT I GAVE HIM FAIR WARNING TODAY. IF I GET SICK ON THIS CRUISE I WILL …

THE HOLES IN THE POCKET

AS I WAS GROWING UP I HAD CHORES. DID I HATE THEM...WELL YES ...BUT I DID THEM. I KNEW THAT IF I DID I MIGHT AND I STRESS MIGHT GET A LITTLE REWARD AT THE END OF THE WEEK. IT MIGHT BE IN THE FORM OF DOLLAR BILLS OR A NEW RECORD TO LISTEN TO. MIND YOU IT HAD TO BE APPROVED BY MY MOM FOR ME TO GET IT. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO KNEW HER..WELL MOST OF THE RECORDS WERE NOT SUITABLE FOR ME.

WELL, I AM TRYING MY BEST TO INSTILL IN MY GIRLS THAT YOU WORK..YOU EARN. THEY COMPLAIN AS I DID BUT ARE DOING TUMBLES AT THE END OF THE WEEK. THE GIRLS KNOW EVERY FRIDAY IS "PAY DAY". THE PAST NUMBER OF MONTHS THEY SAVE UP FOR WEBKINS. I DONT SAY A WORD. THEY EARNED IT.

WELL LADIES AND GENTS...THE BIRTHDAY MONEY. I THINK IT COME OUT THE CARD FLAMING. THE HOLES IN THE POCKETS WERE SO BIG THAT A BOULDER COULD FALL THROUGH.

EMILY..HAD HER MIND SET. SHE WANTED AN AMERICAN GIRL DOLL. I EXPLAINED THAT THAT WAS ALOT OF MONEY FOR A DOLL. SHE KNEW IT WAS. SHE IS BUYING THIS DOLL BECAUSE I HA…

AND TIME STOOD STILL...AGAIN

EVERY CHANCE MY DAUGHTER (ERICA) GETS SHE TELLS ME HOW MUCH SHE LOVES ME. (EMILY TELLS ME TOO BUT ITS LIKE SHE IS DRAGGING A DEAD HORSE AROUND FOR HER TO "HAVE" TO TELL ME...) SHE IS MOMAS GIRL. ALWAYS HAS BEEN. EACH NIGHT ON MY WAY TO BED I ALWAYS; EVEN AFTER ALL THE GOODNIGHT KISSES AND HUGS HAVE BEEN GIVIN, GO BY THE GIRLS ROOM FOR SOME SPECIAL HUGS AND KISSES. EVERY NIGHT I GET MY " I LOVE YOU'S" UNTIL THE EYELIDS ARE SO HEAVY THAT NO OTHER WORDS CAN BE EXPRESSED.

WELL, LAST NIGHT, AS USUAL, I GO TO THE GIRLS BEDROOM AND A NEW LITTLE PHRASE CAUGHT ME OFF GUARD.."MOMA, I LOVE YOU SO BAD" IT STRUCK ME AS SO LOVING THAT I HUGGED AGAIN JUST TO HEAR IT.

WELL THATS MY THOUGHT FOR TODAY....THAT NO MATTER HOW YOUR KIDS TELL YOU THEY LOVE YOU...ITS HOW THEY EXPRESS IT SOMETIMES THAT JUST MAKES OUR HEARTS JUST STAND STILL.

P.S.
DICUSSION HAVE BEEN HAD AND PROMISES MADE. IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THE NUMBERS TODAY. I HAVE KNOWN FOR AWHILE WHO I WAS VOTIN…

DRIFTING AWAY?

THATS WHAT I FEEL LIKE IVE BEEN DOING FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS...DRIFTING. I HAVE BEEN SO USE TO BEING AT HOME AND HAVING TIME TO DO WHAT I WANTED WHEN I WANTED THAT IVE HAD TO STOP AND RECOLLECT THESE PAST TWO WEEKS.
I HAVE STARTED THIS WEEK AT THE DOCTORS OFFICE THAT I WAS TRAINING FOR LAST WEEK. I REALLY LIKE IT. IT IS LAID BACK AND EASY GOING. GOOD THING FOR ME SINCE I LIKE THAT KINDA JOB. ITS NOT BUSY AT ALL. I HOPE THAT WORK WILL PICK UP IN THE FUTURE BUT I WILL NOT COMPLAIN UNTIL THEN. IM NOT COMPLAINING NOW, JUST A SNEEK PEEK INTO WHAT THEY ARE WORKING HARD TO DO.

LIFE HERE HASNT CHANGED MUCH. I STILL TAKE THE GIRLS TO SCHOOL, BUT I HAVE PICKED THEM UP MORE IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS. THEY LOVE THAT PART OF THE JOB. THEY TELL ME ITS JUST NOT KOOL TO RIDE THE BUS. MAYBE NOT BUT MY TAXES AT WORK...WHO CARES ABOUT KOOL. IT DOESNT HURT MY PRIDE AT ALL.

I HAVE TO BOAST A LITTLE. REPORT CARDS COME OUT WEDNESDAY. I WILL TELL YOU THAT "BOTH" OF THE GIRLS MADE …

FALLING BACK INTO AN OLD ROUTINE

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN A ROLLER COASTER OF THINGS GOING ON. THE MAIN THING IS I STARTED MY NEW JOB AS I THINK I HAVE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT. THE END OF THE WEEK HAS REALLY COME FAST. THAT IS UNUSUAL I KNOW BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT I HAVE FOUND MY CALLING. IT TAKES SOME PEOPLE A WHOLE LIFE TIME TO FIND IT BUT I REALLY LOVE BEING A PHLEBOTOMIST(THE ONE WHO DRAWS BLOOD JUST IN CASE YOU DIDNT KNOW). THE INTERACTION WITH PEOPLE REALLY MAKES MY HEART SING A SONG.

I UNDERSTAND THE CRINGE WHEN YOU WILL READ THIS. MOST PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE TO HAVE BLOOD DRAWN BUT WHEN YOU DO ...YOU ALWAYS REMEMBER THE ONE WHO DOES THE DIRTY DEED. I TRY MY BEST TO MAKE IT THE BEST IT CAN BE. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT SOME PEOPLE JUST REALLY DONT CARE BECAUSE THEY ARE TERRIFIED. I UNDERSTAND THAT ALSO AND I TAKE THAT ALL TO HEART.

I HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED FOR YEARS AND GOT OUT OF THE GROOVE TO BE HOME MORE WITH MY KIDS BUT THE OLD SAYING ABOUT RIDING THE BICYCLE...YOU KNOW THE ONE...THE ONE THAT SAYS ITS LIKE RIDING…

FIRST DAY JITTERS

TODAY I STARTED A NEW JOB. I HAVE BEEN PREPARING FOR THIS NEW POSITION FOR THE PAST MONTH. THIS JOB POSITION IS A OLD/ NEW CAREER FOR ME. YOU SEE OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL I WENT DIRECTLY INTO THE MEDICAL FIELD. I HAVE WORKED IN THE MEDICAL FIELD OFF AND ON SINCE THEN UP UNTIL THE BIRTH OF MY TWIN GIRLS. AT THAT TIME I MADE THE DECISION TO STAY HOME WHERE I WAS NEEDED MORE. I HAVE NEVER REGRETTED CHANGING FROM WORKING MOM TO STAY AT HOME MOM. IT WAS A TIME THAT I COULD HAVE NEVER IMAGINED NOT DOING. THE FIRST SMILES, THE FIRST STEPS ...AND ALL THE FIRST THAT I WOULD HAVE MISSED. MAN, I REALLY CANT IMAGINE.

AS THE YEARS HAVE PASSED ME BY I STARTED TO GET INTO THE WORKING WORLD AGAIN. IT STARTED SLOWLY AND BECAME A RAT RACE I CALLED EVERYDAY LIFE. IT WASNT LONG BEFORE THINGS SLOWED ME DOWN AGAIN AND I DECIDED I WAS NEEDED AT HOME AGAIN. SO ...I CAME HOME FOR A SHORT WHILE. I HAVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK FROM HOME DOING A SECOND CAREER THAT I PICKED UP ALONG THE ROAD OF LIFE. IT …

And the Wheels on the truck halted

A few years ago I was involved in a accident. This accident changed me forever. I am so causious now that I scare myself. I look two or three times before pulling out of somewhere and even have someone check behind me when changing lanes (if I have and adult riding that I nominate to be the side car driver). If you've ever experienced an accident I'm sure you can relate.

Well, out for an afternoon of going to the bank for myself and my bestest friend in the whole wide world, I decided it would be a nice treat to let my girls go to Mikey D's for a treat. I live in a small town with only two red lights so its not like its a big town, anyway, I had just left the bank and I preceed to McDonald's ...then I see this little brownish car pulling out of a side rode. I slowed down ..to be nice...lol...he stopped...I sped up again...he stopped...he proceeded to pull further out into the street and AGAIN...I stopped.....well the third time is the charm right...WRONG....I …

WHAT I THINK?

As I was growing up I would often sit and listen to my mom or dad tell me what I should do or what I was going to do (if i wanted to live here under their roof), and wonder why dont you ask me what I think I should do? This moment in time has been poking its head into my now grown up life as I try to tell my soon to be 17 year old son what I now know what he needs to do. The blank look on his face when I "suggest" what he might do tells me those words that I hear in the back of my mind ("You'll see one day when you have kids") were true. I would only admit this to ...well ...me.
The thing I cant comprehend is how much the world is changing. When I was young(er)...I would have never and I mean NEVER talked with such sturness to my parents. I was too afraid that I would get grounded or at the worst end up with no teeth. Not that my parents ever threatened me with that, but I had an understanding from a very young age that respect was the upmost important th…

Another Day in Paradise

Another day has come and is almost at the end. I sit here several times a day and drift to my own paradise. You know the one I'm talking about. The white sand beaches on a far away carribean island, the one where the boats are going by as you sit on the dock at the lake, the feeling of relaxing while getting that massage at a day spa...ect.. I think you get my drift. Anyway, then I am brought back to reality when I hear my two girls screaming at eachother in the other room. I call out to both of them. "Come here both of you". With that "oh Lord" look in their eyes they slowly walk to me. After hearing both sides of the story ...I am forced just to tell them to return to their room and play nice. By the way this fighting was all because one of my girls ken doll wanted to break up with the other ones barbie. Can you believe the imagination of kids. Anyway i come to realize on finding paradise that I have my own. They are the ones fighting at the en…