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. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Not For Me

Tonight I was peeling the sticker price off these cute little pots of plants Benjamin asked, "Are you trying again?!"

My answer, "No, these are gifts."

Benjamin's response, "Good!"

Oh, yes. My kids know me and my brown thumb. 


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tooth Fairy

Melissa was quite upset a few months ago when the orthodontist told her she needed to see about getting her wisdom teeth pulled. We had previously been told she did not have any wisdom teeth, so this was a surprise. Apparently, they can just grow in and appear. 

So a few weeks ago she had her normal check up with her dentist and was told yes, you should not only speak to an oral surgeon about that wisdom teeth, but also about a baby tooth that has a cavity. It needs to be pulled and have an implant to replace it since there's not an adult tooth to replace it. 

Needlessly to say, Melissa was not happy... Yea...she was freaked out! 

So. We did the consultation with the oral surgeon and he agreed the wisdom teeth need to come out as well as the baby tooth with the implant to follow. We are hoping it will all be healed and completed before she leaves for college in August as it takes several months of healing before the final steps can be performed. 

Then the baby tooth started to fall apart... As she was eating popcorn the other day a piece of the baby tooth came out. A tiny piece. Which she proceeded to place in a bag. 

I told her just throw it away - the dentist won't need to see it. Her response? 

"It's for the tooth fairy."

The tooth fairy?  Child, you are eighteen. There's no tooth fairy. (Which she knows full well!)

Another piece of the baby tooth has fallen out, but she is not in pain. We are hoping it stays that way until her surgery date of May 15th.