Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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 BEEN, OR THAT YOU HAVE BEEN AND WANTED TO GO BACK, BUT ITS ALL AT YOUR FINGERTIPS. THE COST IS SOMETIMES EXSPENSIVE, BUT IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN ON ONE. I WILL SAY DONT KNOCK IT UNTIL YOU TRY IT.

I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE UP MY MIND ABOUT CARRYING THE KIDS AGAIN UNTIL I GO ON THIS TRIP. I HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THIS. I WANT THEM THERE AND I WANT THEM TO ENJOY THIS TRIP. I WANT THEM TO LOOK BACK ON THIS AND SAY THAT MY MOM TOOK ME PLACES WHEN I WAS YOUNG. WHEN I WAS YOUNG MY MOM TOOK ME EVERYWHERE WITH HER. I HONESTLY CANT REMEMBER ALL THE PLACES BUT I KNOW IT WAS ALOT. THATS WHAT I WANT FOR MY KIDS. THE ONLY THING IS ...WELL AGAIN MY NERVES. I CANT SEND THEM TO THERE GRANDDADS...LOL. ITS ONE WEEK AND EVEN IF THEY ARE ROWDY AT TIMES THEY WILL BE WITH ME. THATS WHAT MATTERS.

I PRAY WE WILL HAVE A SAFE TRIP.

I MIGHT NOT BE WRITTING FOR THE NEXT WEEK AND 1/2 BUT I WILL WHEN I GET SETTLED BACK IN HERE AT THE LONELY STREET HOMETEL.

I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY. DONT EAT TOO MUCH TURKEY.

ONE MORE THING. I AM BREAKING A TRADITION THIS YEAR. FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER I HAVE GONE SHOPPING THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING WITH MY BEST FRIEND MS TRUJILLO. I WILL MISS THIS THIS YEAR AND MY HEART IS SAD. I HOPE SHE KNOWS THAT NO MATTER WHERE I AM(WHICH WILL BE JAMACIA) THAT MY HEART IS WITH HER AND SO IS MY SHOPPING SPIRIT. I LOVE YOU GIRL AND DONT EVER FORGET THAT..

P.S. LORD IM GONNA MISS GETTING UP EARLY WITH YOU AND GAME PLANNING.. I WILL BRING A NICE SOUVENIER BACK TO YOU OK.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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 A MESSAGE THAT SHE NEEDED TO TALK TO HIM. HE CALLS BACK AND THE GIRL HAS STRUCK UP A DEAL.

HER IT IS..SHE GETS HER ALLOWANCE. WELL, SHE WANTS A LOAN. SHE AGREES THAT IF HER DADDY WILL ALLOW HER TO PURCHASE HER AMERICAN GIRL DOLL THAT SHE WILL REPAY HIM WEEKLY. I JUST COULDNT BELIEVE IT. FIRST THAT SHE WAS SMART ENOUGH TO SNEAK AND CALL HER DAD, SECOND THAT SHE THOUGHT OF THE IDEA AND MOST OF ALL THAT HER DAD AGREED.

NOW TO THE FACT THAT THIS ISNT FAIR TO EMILY..WELL I CAN STRIKE DEALS TOO. EMILY GETS TO GET SOMETHING THE SAME PRICE OF THE CAMERA. TO THING IS EMILY IS CONTENT. NOT THAT I STILL WONT DO THAT BUT SHE MADE THE RIGHT DECISION FIRST AND IS HAPPY.

SO...WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOUR KID OUTSMARTS YOU...AT THIS POINT ...NOTHING..BECAUSE SHE HAS HER DAD RIGHT WHERE SHE WANTS HIM...WRAPPED.

ALL IN ALL I HAVE TO SAY...SHE GOT ME ..(TOO)

Monday, November 10, 2008

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 BLAME HIM. LOL..LIKE HE REALLY CARES WHAT I THINK...AND YES HE SAID "WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO WHEN YOU ARE WAY DOWN SOUTH AND CANT REACH ME"..MIND YOU.. I WILL BE BACK.

HAVE TO LOVE HIM. FOR TRYING.

Friday, November 7, 2008

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 HAD ALSO TOLD HER THAT I "WAS NOT" BUYING ONE. WELL, THE DOLL HAS BEEN ORDERED AND NOW DONT YOU KNOW THE POSTMAN IS THE SLOWEST MAN ON EARTH. IF IVE HEARD IS THE DOLL HERE YET ONE TIME..IVE HEARD IT 100 TIMES.

AS FOR ERICA..SHE WANTED A CAMERA. I DISCUSSED THIS PURCHASE ALSO. I WANTED HER TO HAVE A NICE CAMERA BUT NOT ONE THAT IF SOMETHING HAPPENED..I WOULDNT HAVE A DUCK. SO WE VENTURED OUT AND GUESS WHAT...OUR LOCAL WALMART HAD THE PERFECT ONE. IT TOOK ALOT OF THIS ONE HAS THIS AND THIS ONE HAS THAT, BUT A DECISION WAS MADE BY..NOT ME ..BUT ERICA. I DO THIS SO SHE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO COME BACK ON ME ON THIS ONE. SHE WILL ...SHE IS LIKE THAT. NOTHING IS EVER HER FAULT WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG.

SO THE HOLES IN THE POCKET HAVE BEEN SEWN BACK TOGETHER SO MORE MONEY CAN BE SAVED. WELL AT LEAST UNTIL THEY SAVE ENOUGH TO BUY SOMETHING ELSE. THEN I WILL HAVE TO MEND AGAIN.

HOPE EVERYONE HAS HAD A GREAT WEEK. ME..I HAVE HAD ONE. ITS NICE WHEN YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR PERFECT PAIR OF FLIP FLOPS...WELL MY JOB IS THAT RIGHT NOW. I SAY THIS BECAUSE YA NEVER KNOW...IT COULD GET BETTER...

I WILL LEAVE IT UP TO FATE.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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 VOTING FOR AND I AM VERY HEAD STRONG. ONCE I MAKE UP MY MIND...WELL FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO KNOW ME...ITS MADE UP. DONT GET ME WRONG...I HAVE CHANGED MY MIND SEVERAL TIMES...BUT...THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM TIMES.

HAVE A GOOD VOTING DAY PEOPLE.