Thursday, January 28, 2010

Nice shoes... Thanks... The end

Trying to kill time this morning before the mall opened I decided to treat myself to a tall non-fat hot chocolate with caramel at Starbucks. (yum) As I waited patiently in line for said beverage to be prepared, the young lady to my right looked down and said to me
"I like your shoes."
I know what you're thinking. Pretty boring, definitely not worth blogging about right? Well, that's where you'd be wrong my friends. The conversation with this stranger continued....
"They look comfortable." (remember, we're talking about my choice of foot wear)
"Yup. They are."
"I have to wear comfortable shoes for my job. I'm working with kids all day so I can't be wearing heels. I had to go to an interview the other day and wore heels then went to work and the girl asked me can I wear your shoes and I looked at her and said, uh, no."
"What girl?"
"One of the kids, she wanted to wear my shoes."
"Oh." Notice my short responses.... usually this makes people uncomfortable and go away.... no such luck here.
"I like my job but I'd really like to pass my tests so I can become a real teacher. I'm good at the english part but the math is where it gets me. Math is not my thing, I can't seem to pass that part."
"Math is not my favorite either."
"My brother is pre-law at Brown and called me the other day to rub it in my face. He was like, I'm the smart one and the favorite one, how are you? And I told him, yeah well when is the last time you got laid? Sometimes you've just got to put them in their place, you know?"
"Uh, yeah. I guess." Oh please, please, please, let my drink be ready. At this point I'll take it cold, anything, just get me away from the crazy chick.
Oh that's me. That's my drink! I get to go!!! Yay!
I use this post as kind of a public service announcement of sorts. Complements to strangers are kind, usually any more than hat is just plain creepy. Oh, and also, pulling greasy hair back into a pony tail does not make the grease go away.... fyi.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bang Bang

Makayla's first gun holding/cleaning lesson........ Sure, I think this is an appropriate Sunday morning activity.

Monday, January 4, 2010

On the anniversary of my birth

Wow.... 29! I still can't believe that I am 29 years old today. I don't know if I'm maturing and gaining these new adult emotions, or if it's just the p.m.s, but I am feeling sort of nostalgic. What my life was, what it's become, and what it holds in store for me. One thing I do know, there are a few people who were there 29 years ago and who are still here today....

Where would any of us be if it weren't for Mothers? True, my mom was not the on who gave birth to me, but she was the one who read to me, and sang to me. She cooked for me, cared for me, and gave up her own wants for mine. She has taught me so much, I am who I am because of my mother.

Dads are great for playing with! And mine is no exception. Wrestling, and laughing, lawn mowing, and hard work. My dad loves to play, and has always been a good example of a hard worker! I have great memories of park days and bike rides, and so do my kids thanks to him!

And then there's the sis.... Yes she was annoying, yes she stole my clothes, makeup, and anything else that wasn't on me at the time, yes she was in my way and on my nerves and way too emotional all the time, and yes she is one of my best friends now! (and yes, she is probably tearing up as she reads this) I am so glad she feels like she can call me for anything and I can call her. Separation definitely makes the heart grow fonder, and if it weren't for the annoying little sister stuff I wouldn't have such great stories.

Oh to be young and in love again........ so obviously Ben Affleck was never my real boyfriend (a girl can dream can't she?) I ended up with some one a whole lot better, he even helped me to bring these amazing little people who I just adore into this world! They are my new family, and one day I hope they can say the same things about me as I can say about mine! So here's to the past 29 years, full of learning, growing, wonder, and excitement.... and to 29 years full of more of the same!!!!!!!!

Happy birthday to me!