If Everyone Did What I Wanted Everything Would Be Hunky Dory. Also No Fugly Dresses Or Bangs For Me.

Remember our lovely Christmas card photos? Nathan made the cut since there will be a wedding in ’21. {Lawd, please DO NOT let it be a MASK wearing wedding!}

Speaking of Nathan, he’s {temporarily} left his Law Enforcement job to join the Marine Reserves; he’ll be gone for six months; Lolo dropped him off on Monday. Why join the Marines now? At this stage of his life? Because it’s been a dream of his since forever and he started to pursue a military career as a teen, but life happened, things were delayed. Now, he needs to do it before he ‘ages’ out. Lolo is fully supportive as he didn’t flinch when she said she was moving away for 18 months to pursue her Masters Degree. It’s like they’re grownups or something.


Why do the children do things that I don’t want them to do? Anyhoo, Lolo finished up her Master’s program a Just before Christmas (all high A’s even though I gave birth to her) and is back at their home and now he’s left, she’s scrambling to find a job to pay the mortgage. Oh, the job thing, Mama isn’t so happy about the direction it’s going, but she assures me all will be good. More on that later if I don’t shank her first.

So, the Marines, the crazy thing is they quarantine them for two weeks in a hotel. He’ll be in a room alone with no phone, no TV, no internet and no fresh air. What the fresh hell are the Marines trying to do our soldiers? Oh, toughen them up? It’s becoming clear now! He told us that 30% don’t even make it through the two week quarantine. What? It sounds like there are parents who are raising sissy La-La’s who can’t go without their Tik Tok or Insta-Face.

Anyhoo, our Lolo is very sad of course, she’s going to miss the heck out of him.

If you are a praying person, please send some up for Nathan as our biggest worry is that he becomes injured in bootcamp or someone in his group does get Covid and this delays his ‘being done with bootcamp’ and moving into ‘Wedding day’ territory. Wedding plans are in place for October 2021. Deposits have been made, contracts have been signed and I’m thinking of Mother Of The Bride dresses.

You know, I want to be very subtle and not attract any attention as it’s LOLO’s day.

Hideous dress photo borrowed from Here

Speaking of hideous dresses, last night I had a very vivid dream that I cut my bangs and they actually laid flat and perfect and not the way they actually would lay with my hideous cowlick. I need to stop thinking about cutting bangs because it’s infiltrating my sleep, but at least once a week I think about cutting bangs. What is wrong with me?

So to re-cap, please pray, or send good vibes & positive mojo for Nathan, remind me that orange is NOT my color and hide my hair shears.


23 thoughts on “If Everyone Did What I Wanted Everything Would Be Hunky Dory. Also No Fugly Dresses Or Bangs For Me.

  1. Sending good thoughts that your future son-in-law stays safe and sane through his stint with the marines. I had a lot of fun looking for mother of the bride dresses all over the place. Definitely do not order online! I heard nightmare stories! I finally found mine at JC Penney for under $100 and loved it! I still do and plan on cutting it down to a shorter dress for future dress up events!

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  2. Oh bother. Quoting Winnie the Pooh here. I have a brother in law who was a lifer in the Marines. Good guy. It takes a certain kind. That brotherhood thing runs deep.

    I am gonna hide this post from Tank, who could easily follow Nathan’s footsteps. It’s all impressive and greatly honorable. I WILL pray. Hoping and praying thst it works out for him.

    Oh, I love shopping. Wish I could zip down for a day of dress shopping. You could take pics. Post them here and put it to a vote.

    Fingers crossed that Lolo’s job search goes well and she lands something that won’t make her mother worry.

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  3. OMG, the hotel stay without internet would do ME in before even getting to boot camp! I will say lots of prayers for him. (And for Lolo too).

    I really think you should get that dress AND the hair bow AND cut your bangs the night before the wedding. PLEASE INVITE ME if you do. I could be “the photographer”.

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    1. They can only bring a backpack, so whatever he could fit in there. I believe he brought a few books to read and he really didn’t seem worried about any of it.


  4. Fascinating that merely being by yourself with your own thoughts & company for two weeks is too much for some people who want to be Marines. I’m sorry, but that’s just pathetic. Sounds like a great way to separate the few and proud from the others.

    I don’t know about this cutting your bangs idea. However IF you do so, please take a pic of the look on the bride’s face when she sees what you’ve done. I imagine therein will be THE story.

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    1. I agree, this is one way to weed out the weak ones.

      I’m not gonna get bangs. All the times before that I’ve done it, I’ve always regretted it, so I think it just took me 53 years to learn that lesson.

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  5. But…where are your Christmas cards?

    Those Without Bangs are constantly thinking about them the same way We With Bangs are thinking about growing ours out. It’s Science.

    Mother of the Bride dresses are overrated. Rent a tux. They come in all sorts of colours and shapes, and you’ll look so awesome. That’s my plan if someday my sons decide to make things Legal.

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  6. Michele

    My son is a Marine, and if u are interested, there are Facebook groups that can make the Parris Island “experience” easier for family members. Feel free to email me…

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    1. Thank you so much Michele! Lolo has already got me hooked up with the Parr’s Island group; it’s nice to see other people in the same position. How long has your son been in service?


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