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.

*sigh* 

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.

XOXO

Look At Me, Not Wallowing, But I’m Totally Complaining About Wallowers. Happy 2021 Our Home Away From Home.

Happy. Merry. All that jazz.

I’ve had it up to HERE with negativity. I can’t. I won’t. Go away negative people, go far away.

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” 

― Oscar Wilde,

Doesn’t it seem like some of us can only focus on the bad stuff and can’t go a day without mentioning the shit show of 2020, what-they-can’t-do instead of what-they-CAN-do. Be like that damn Disney girl who sings LET IT GO over and over again. Wait, she’s annoying as hell. Never mind. Me, forever the Pollyanna….singing The Sun is gonna come out tomorrow at the top of my lungs and perhaps annoying my neighbors.

Does it feel like I’ve gone off my meds? Or does it feel like I SHOULD be on meds? Any suggestions?


Transitioning to the good stuff…

We had a very nice, low key New Years Eve and day in JawJa with our dear friends. It was a cold/wet/dreary day and I had made a boat rental reservation for the lake in our community 6 weeks prior. Damned if we were going to cancel and miss out on some fun. We were ALMOST the only people on the lake, aside from some awesome herons, mallard ducks, geese, bald eagles and the Gorton fisherman.

The thing about us and our people, we can have a blast just about anywhere in any instance. Wet, cold and the boat couldn’t get over 2.8 MPH, I’m sure I swim faster, but we tootled around the lake and laughed like we were at a comedy show for two hours. Cheap entertainment.

We enjoyed homemade meatballs and cooked-all-day spaghetti sauce, collectively created a large pot of chili to be eaten over several days, sipped good wine, and of course some movies on the couch.

Callie had her boxer friend Milo for a few days which she loved, we had lovely sunrises and look at me trying to save a buck on our gas bill by watching a fireplace instead of turning on a fireplace. Who knew I was such a genius?

I crack myself up. Very cheap entertainment.

I truly believe things WILL GET better for every one of us. I really do.

So, did anyone even bother to make a resolution this year?

Cheers to all things being better. My favorite saying: Optimism is contagious. Feel free to pass it on.

XO