Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Birthday Conversation

After church tonight I asked Benjamin if anyone said anything about it being his birthday today:

'Yea....Gannon told Parker it was my birthday & he made me stand up while everyone sang 'Happy Birthday' to me.' 

'Was it really that bad?'

'Yes!! Everyone was looking at me!!' He replied with disgust in his voice. 

Lol - he really does hate to be the center of attention. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

A William Conversation

William came home this weekend to hang out with Benjamin for one of our game nights. Which was fun...even if I lost at the games I played...and a few people that said they would come did not. (Yes. Very rude in my book.)

But this afternoon Drew & I got to hang out with William as Benjamin was at work. We played cards...and I still lost. 

But great conversation. Love hanging out with my boys. As we were playing, Drew and I decided we would go to a street fair tonight. We tried to get William to go with us. His response?

He turned his nose and said, 'Y'all are going to be ...adventurous."  

And he said it as if it was the most discussed thing he ever heard. 

We just laughed! Yep. Adventurous would describe Melissa, but never William!! 

That's okay. This world needs calm, reliable, stready, constistent men in this world. Others can be adventurous. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Shoes & Feet

I love these shoes. I love sling-backs...I love the shiney look. I'm not sure where I got them, but I know where they are going. 

To the Goodwill. 

Oh. My. They hurt my feet. So sad. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Break Trip

This week is fall break for us. We briefly thought about going somewhere, other things are on the calendar. Like work. 

Gotta work. 

But I was off today! I drove to my parents house last night, so I could go with them to Jackson so my father could visit his 88 year old uncle. 

Benjamin thinks I a mean mom for making him go with me. 


I know he would rather stay home and play video games, but he did get a nap in. 

Even if he was folded up like the letter V. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Last year I was not able to buy Benjamin's fall school picture like I normally do. Since Melissa was a senior, she was taking pictures at a different time, and Benjamin just didn't pay attention to the school announcements.

Typical boy.  He probably had his nose in a book or playing a game.

But then, I somehow missed it in the parents announcements. 

But not this year!! I was determined to get them this year, so I made a point of checking the school calendar. Then I paid on-line because I really didn't trust Benjamin to remember to hand over the check when he got his picture taken.

Last week a friend post her son's picture and commented how she liked them.  I asked Benjamin where his pictures were.  He said he didn't get any pictures.  I didn't think too much of it, because he goes to the vo-tech school in the afternoon.  I just thought they handed them out late in the day and he would just get them the next day.

I forgot about them until this morning. I asked him again if he got them yet and he said no.  I said I would need to check my credit card to see if I was charged for them, because I KNOW I ordered them. 

His surly self said, " I KNOW I took at picture."

Not sure what happened in his brain at that moment but he went to his backpack and started to rummage through it.

Yep.  You guessed it.  He pulled out the pictures.

That kid. How do you forget that you have pictures in your backpack after your mom asked about them???!!!!

But, once again, so typical of him. 

I think they are good.  He didn't like them....he couldn't tell me why. Also, typical.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Using that College Degree

In the last few year I have discovered my idea of a perfect purse is NOT what is being sold in the stores.  Last summer I looked at many stores in several different cites for that 'perfect' purse. 

And I finally found one....even if I did have to cut out the middle pocket to make more room... 

I have enjoyed my purse...but in the last month or so the handles have started to fall apart. 

Very annoying. And it looked very sad. 

So today to took them off. 

(Naked purse)

And added new ones. 

It looks very happy now. 

Friday, June 30, 2017

It's the Little athings

Today I cleaned out the pantry & organized it a little better. Not a big change, but it feels so much better. I did put several things in the give away pile  because I never have used them. 

Also, I was tired of my dingy dishes! A little baking soda later and they are (somewhat) back to shiney.