Somebody get this girl a tissue…

The Earthling I was around maybe seven. It is basically about this little boy (Ricky Schroeder) who is on vacation with his parents in the mountains and they die and he is left all alone to find his way out of the woods. I remember as a young child crying and crying about how scared he must have been. Worried my parents would die and leave me etc. I was afraid to be in his shoes. For some odd reason that movie has stayed with me over the years. I could never remember the name of the movie. Today at a yard sale I found it!!! Of coarse I bought it and came right home to watch it. The same thing happened.... I cried and cried!! Something was different this time... I was crying this time because I was scared for him. I could only imagine what if that was JM?? Poor Ricky.... I just wanted to reach right through the screen and hug him!!! Now ok I am not loony ok maybe a little, but it was a kinda surreal feeling watching something I had as a child but feeling a completely different feeling. I guess becoming a mother really does change you down to ones core.

My MIL is coming today for a visit from FL. I really have a great MIL. She is never judgmental, keeps her opinions to herself and would help me in anyway I need (provided I ask). Most my girlfriends complain about their MILs and I guess I am a little on edge when she is here. I do seem to do really stupid things in front of her. Like last time she was here for no reason at all an urge to pop DH in the crotch came over me one night as we all were watching TV together and I did it????? She never said anything but to this day I have no idea what I was thinking.

Anyway so I have the need to please her and want her to feel I am worthy of her son and her grandchildren. Those of you who know me know I am not the best housewife. My cooking is somewhat experimental, my organization… well I have my own system and my cleaning is well let’s say surface. So wanting to keep the illusion of perfection for MIL (which is most of the time easy seeing as she lives 3000 miles away) I hired a housekeeper yesterday. I used my eBay funds and she came. I gave this nice lady my list and told her about how my cleaning skills are not that great. She smiled and went to work . It was odd being in my own home watching someone else clean it. I decided to leave the house for a couple of hours and returned just before she was finished. I kept repeating in my head I’ve paid her to do this. But I still felt a bit funny. It was nice though.

All is right with the world

I am so excited it is finally starting to feel like fall around here! I had the best day ever. Me and the kids got the house completely clean (MIL coming on Friday) then I lit some spicey fall smelling incense and opened all the windows. The we had a picnic outside in the shade and just enjoyed each other! This is what I live for. It was a sweet feeling, sitting there eating and laughing. We weren’t late for anything or needed to go or get somewhere. We just sat there looking at birds flying, bugs crawling feeling the wind blow through our hair. I feel so sorry for those parents who miss this. Poor DH working away and missing this… Maybe one day we will win the lottery and we both can enjoy this. I never want this time to end. I am so thankful I have a husband who can support our family so I have this opportunity . I feel so lucky and loved and I know my kids are at peace and feel loved as well. This is a day I will remember long from now when my nest is empty.

DINKS crack me up!

I laughed so hard at this

A funny joke!

What do you get when you have a momma on the computer, an open bathroom door and an extremely mischievous 11 month old?

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Splash… a baby covered in toilet water…

URG that girl!

Sweet or stupid?

Awhile back I was driving on a semi busy street when a tumble weed (yes we are in the desert!) started rolling into the street I slowed down but there were cars beside and behind me so I could not avoid hitting it. Never fear it was very slow speed. I pulled over to remove the now dead tumble weed from my grill when the nice man that was driving behind me slowed down. I looked up to waved him on. I’m a big girl I can handle this problem and smiled at the thought of a helpful person when I see that this man was not only not stopping to help me he was flicking me off WITH BOTH HANDS!!! GRRRR! Can you believe that!!! What is wrong with people?

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