Day 30 Thankful Post

Pink for October * Lazo rosa

Pink for October * Lazo rosa (Photo credit: jacilluch)

For my last Thankful post I’ve decided to be thankful that no one that I love and is in my immediate circle has cancer at the moment, and those that have had it have fought it and are in remission.  I’ve lost too many loved one’s to this nasty disease and I would really not like to lose anyone else to it.  (I wonder if I just jinxed myself since I just had my mammogram yesterday do make sure the lumps in my breast are happy lumps or sad lumps…ugh)

 

Day 29 Thankful Post

Tonight as I sat at the table working on filling out the Christmas Cards I noticed my baby girl gather up some paper, sit down then start writing out things too.  I handed her a few cards and told her she could fill them out for some of her friends.  Her eyes lit up and I could just see how happy she was to be doing the same thing mommy was…. so tonight I’m thankful that my daughter loves like she does… there is truly a special bond between a mother and daughter… just like there is between a mother and son.  I’m lucky enough to have 1 of each and the bonds are completely different.  It still amazes me.

2 silly girls

Wish me anything you want…

Christmas is coming… Christmas is coming… are you excited for it yet?  Me either.. Bah Humbug is pretty much what I’m going to be telling people this year.  I really have no Christmas spirit.  Even though I don’t have any Christmas Spirit I’m not going to go around all Scrooge like, no.. when I say “Bah Humbug” it will be light hearted and fun.  It’s not my intention to ruin anyone’s day with my lack of Joy, so if I say it I will say it cute..  ya know.

Bah, Humbug!

Bah, Humbug! (Photo credit: PrincessFroglips)

Now, saying all of that leads me to my reasoning behind this post.  What is the big deal if someone says “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holiday“?  I understand that Christians are feeling like God is being pushed out of everything, the schools, the Government and so on.  I know if you love Jesus you love him dearly and defend him with your dying breath.  Hey, that’s great.. good for you.. but not everyone feels the way you do.  Some people do not believe in Christ, but still celebrate Christmas.  Face it, it’s more a of a Hallmark Holiday anymore then a Religious Holiday.

I seriously don’t understand the reasoning behind being downright angry when someone tells you “Happy Holidays” rather then “Merry Christmas”..  Maybe I’m not going to see you again before New Years and I just want to tell you “Hey.. I hope both your holidays are great” without having to say all of that so I simply say “Happy Holidays”.  Why do people have to get ugly about it?  I’m not telling you “Happy Holidays” in hopes that your entire month of festivities are ruined, and I’m quite positive that others who tell you that don’t mean for that to happen either.  Just like I’m quite positive that you telling me “Merry Christmas” isn’t your way of saying “Hey..  you better believe in Christ and remember him or I’m damning you to hell for all eternity”…. Take a chill pill people.  Relax.. Remember we are not all alike, we do not all believe in the same things.  If we did, it’d be one helluva boring world.

Look at it like this… if someone is taking the time to wish a Happy Holidays or a Merry Christmas or a Happy Chanukah or a Blessed Kwanza.. be happy they are thinking good thoughts for you.  They could be telling you “Hey.. go fornicate yourself and that horse you rode in on too because I don’t like the way he looks either!”  People could very easily in today’s economy take that whole Scrooge thing to a new level.  So instead of getting your panties in a wad when someone tells you something that is meant to be a  happy thing.. smile.. tell them Thank you.. same to you.. it’s a very easy and all parties leave smiling.  Now if you must get upset about it… think to yourself while smiling at them how your going to go home, build a shrine to them and perform many different ritualistic dances to ensure they will forever have bad luck and bad karma!

Day 28 Thankful Post

Today I am thankful for make up… I love make up.. I love buying new make up, the smell of it.. making my face look better and hopefully younger!  Yup.. I love make up.. guess that makes me superficial but oh well.. I’m not planning on aging gracefully.. I plan on fighting it every step of the way!

Make-Up

Make-Up (Photo credit: scheng_fui)

And the Winning Lotto Numbers are….

Tonight is the Power Ball Lotto.. it’s worth $500 million, and by time the numbers are drawn probably even more then that.   I’m a huge “What if” person.  I love to play the “what if” game, even though it drives my husband completely insane.  Who knows, maybe that’s the appeal for me!  I know that a lot of people who blog are big “lists” people.. so I’m going to combine these two.  Here is my top 10 list of what I would do if I won the Power Ball Lotto tonight……. drum roll please…

 

10) Make sure the winnings are put in MY name so the bitchzilla could not go after my husband for even more alimony and child support.

9) Donate a huge chunk to cancer research (specifically colon cancer since that’s what stole my mom from me).. cancer sucks

8) Send a post card from whatever exotic location I am currently visiting to several people including one particular person with a Having fun, wish you were here  ” Having a f**king blast without you.. please forget my name and that you ever knew me. ”

7) Show up on several people’s doorstep in true Publishers Clearing House style with balloons and a big cardboard check with thousands of dollars on it while filming and surprise them!  These few have suffered greatly and continue to suffer and I would give anything to be able to help end their worries.. at least their financial ones..

6) SHOP… just friggin shop… buy anything and everything I’ve ever wanted but convinced myself I wasn’t worth it.. that spending that much money on myself was just something I wasn’t ever going to be allowed to do.. I’d own Coach purses for everyday of the week, Louis Vuitton shoes, a real diamond ring with all the shiny blings beside the big stone in the middle, a Porche, a Lexus and a fully loaded van for when we have all the kids with us!  I would walk by something and think.. awe, that’s cute I ‘d like to have it.. AND FREAKING BUY IT!!  No guilt, no talking me out of it… just buy and treasure it!

Louis Vuitton in Paris

Louis Vuitton in Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5)  Spoil my kids.  They’re entire lives have been filled with “no, sorry.. we can’t afford that” to anything they’ve wanted.  Whether it be going to an amusement park, a zoo, buying a gaming system.. they hear no.. they’ve even heard no at the Dollar Tree.. so hell ya!  My babies are gonna get some serious stuff!  Don’t get me wrong.. I’m not gonna let them go all crazy BUT.. they will have season passes to whatever Amusement Park they want.. they will have real vacations.. they will be able to join a club if they want, do some school activity that cost extra…

4) Get on a regularly scheduled massage therapy schedule.  I got some knots that need tending in the shoulder area!

3) Have the plastic surgery I want to get my body where I may finally be happy with it!

2) Donate to the Food Bank all year long, not just at Christmas time.. why? Because it SUCKS when you have no food in the house… trust me.. I know..

Greater Boston Food Bank

Greater Boston Food Bank (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

And number 1 on my list….

 

1) BUY A FREAKING HOUSE THAT IS MINE ALL MINE AND NOT OWNED BY MY INLAWS OR MY HUSBAND OR THE BANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!  A place that I want, not that I have to settle for.. decorated the way I want it.. no roaches!  All new appliances with the most modern kitchen ever and plenty of fireplaces and no neighbors that are so close I can hear their toilet flush!

 

Dream Home

Dream Home (Photo credit: jeweledlion) I wouldn’t mind this one.. I don’t need a mansion.. just some room to breath..

 

 

1 for Hi, 2 for Stop, 3 for BOOM CHICKA BOW WOW

 

Way way way way back.. ok now I’ve already started off by making myself feel old!  Great.  Anyways, way back when I was young and dumb and full of life I found myself involved with a cop who worked for the local Sheriffs Dept.  I will admit it, he was married, I was married, yeah yeah.. don’t judge me.. it was a rough rough time in my life.  Anyways the sparks between us flew the minute we met, the people who worked with me even said that first day he came in that they knew we would end up a couple because they could feel the electricity between us.

 

Sparks

Sparks (Photo credit: Gnal)

Even his fellow officers would come in and make joking comments to me and to him, and God help us if we were in the same room with these guys.. the joking never stopped!

 

Now I’m gonna change his name to protect him and well, myself, so for this post I will call him squishy and he shall be mine, he shall be my squishy.. oh wait, sorry my train of thought deterred there for a moment.  I will call him Jake.  Jake and I both worked the night shifts and saw each other often.  We even came up with a code for if we passed each other on the road, we would tap our brakes to signal that we saw one another.  1 tap meant “Hi.. I see ya but I can’t stop”.. 2 taps meant “Hi.. stop now, I need to talk to you” and 3 taps (this was mainly for him) was “Hey.. I’m working, your off and I’m stopping by your place later be home”.. yup it was the booty call before cell phones were popular.  🙂  Now who here doesn’t enjoy a good booty call?

 

Promotional image for the film.

Promotional image for the film. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

So here’s the main part of this story that I wanted to tell y’all.. not that I was a horrible person having an affair with a married man while I was married and then after I left my husband… again don’t judge… No.. here’s what I wanted to tell you.  One day in the early evening, around 6:30ish or so I was in my car heading out towards my mothers bar that she owned.  My mom just happened to be with me that day, just my luck.  Well as we were coming up the red road I saw my friend w/ benefits coming towards me, yes I could pick his car out a mile away.. As he passed I saw him smiling and realized he was slowing down.  I did the 1 tap hoping he would see me but instead I got the 2 tap in return.  My heart leaped out of my chest for fear that he would think I was ignoring him and get mad and not come see me later.  So I tapped one tap once again, at this point he was not only slowing down but making a UTurn.  I knew what he was doing because he had done it before when I didn’t see him pass by, I was looking in my purse for my cigarettes and missed him completely.  FFFFUUUDDDGGGEEEE.. (not the word I thought in my head at the time of course).. Please God.. don’t let him do it.. don’t let him do it.. don’t let him.. shoot.. he did..

Police Car Lights

Police Car Lights (Photo credit: appleswitch)

So there’s my mom starting in on me.. “Were you speeding? How fast were you going?  Can you even afford a ticket?”…I’m sitting there hoping that he see’s I’m with my MOTHER and not my roommate/best friend….again.. Shoot.. nope he missed it.  He walks up to the car and says “What, you don’t want me to come over later and read you your rights while your handcuffed?”…. I don’t think I could have been more embarrassed.. at least until he bent over to talk directly too me and saw my mother sitting in the passenger seat staring at him with this look like “What did you just say to my daughter?”… I cringe and try desperately to hold back the laughter that is threatening to come out as I see the look of horror and humiliation on Jake’s face.

Jake just kinda stands there dumbfounded, unsure of what to say or do so I introduce him to my mother who is just sitting there with that look on her face.  If you knew my mom.. you would be laughing at this moment as you would know the face.  After a few moments of awkward conversation he walks away telling me he’ll talk to me later.  By now I’m dying.  I know my mom, I know how observant she is and true to herself she starts off with “Why are you seeing a married a man??? You know I saw the ring on his finger”…. ugh!!! Nothing like trying to explain that one off.. so I just kinda kept my mouth shut.. yes I can actually do that on occasion, when the mood suits me.   So I got the lecture, the I’m so disappointed in you, you know better then this speech… but she ended it with “I love you brat, no matter how many bad choices you make in men!”.

A stern lecture

A stern lecture (Photo credit: San Diego Shooter) ya.. I kinda felt like this.. lol

Later that night when Jake stopped by for his “lunch break” all he could say was “Dear God your mother could make the most hardened criminal talk with that look”…hahahahaha.. if he only knew… My mom was famous for that “You aint gettin nothing past me buddy” face…:-)