As blogged by Suz

#27 The one where she made me a mother

I always knew I wanted to be a mother, but I wasn’t fully prepared for our Lauren. Who really is prepared though? I’m still so surprised that the silly people at the hospital JUST LET US WALK OUT WITH HER. We were clueless.

She was a beautiful & healthy baby, and for that I am STILL thankful. Although she didn’t love to sleep as much as I did, and, as cute a she was, she regurgitated almost daily and usually on my work clothes before I could leave the house. Can one every forget the smell of formula throw up? No, one can not.

Ya’ll, she was the most rambunctious toddler on the planet and I had less patience than I’d like to admit. My Mom said that I was the same way; always moving, climbing, busy, a little blonde monkey. I declared one day in a fit of exhaustion that she would be an only child. Thank goodness that didn’t come to fruition because Linds balanced everything out with her calmness.

But, today that spirited little monkey is 27. All I can say is, that escalated quickly. Some days I feel 27 myself so it’s surreal that my Lolo is a full grown adult who has graduated college, graduated the police academy at the top of the her class, served as a LEO and is now completing her Masters Degree. Oh, and did I tell you she’s getting married next year? Did I just hear you sigh? HA!

Lolo and Farrah Fawcett; she got her baby-gator-head from her Dad.

What did she want for her 27th birthday?

She asked for what every 27 year old dreams of: A composter!

As a bonus, I also sent her worm casings (compost starter) and 500 worms from Uncle Jims worm farm. To say she was excited, was an understatement.

Sadly, Linds had to work and wasn’t able to join us for lunch this weekend. Also, I just realized we’re all wearing blue. #backtheblue

Coach and I had lunch with Lolo and Nathan Saturday; the eating part was quick, but we sat and talked for another hour. When we were driving home I mentioned how happy I was that she met such a nice young man; he’s just perfect for her, he’s kind, funny, caring, always happy, overall a really human. Then I noted that his parents are pretty damn lucky too because our Lolo is such a great person too; no drama, no baggage, she has such a sweet disposition and isn’t a psycho witch. Which is a compliment, right?

I can’t wait to see where life takes these two and how many grandkids I can get out of them .

See, it is ALL about me.

Wishing our Lolo the best of life in this next year and then forevah.


As blogged by Suz

Would you like Fries to go with that history lesson?

Is it just me or are you also thinking aliens fly by our planet and lock their doors?

If I could get a flight to a planet that didn’t include hate, I’d pack up my people and be the first in line. Well, I’d be in line after those people who need a little more time and veterans. But then, me and my people.

Luckily, we had a nice reprieve from the crappiness of the world on Fathers day. The Coach only had one request: time on the boat together. Who are we to deny him his one request?

The weather was nice; hot but mostly overcast so we didn’t die from the heat. The water was as FLAT as a pancake for most of the day. Or, if you’re one of THOSE people, it was as FLAT as the earth. Lolo and I had an in-depth conversation regarding those, um, what do you call them? Special people?

It was a great time together and we were visited by many, many dolphins and I just know they were all asking for me to take them home, keep them tucked in our pool and for me to be their Mama until the end of time. Or until we go to the other planet, whichever comes first.

We visited the interesting Cape Romano Dome houses again. One day, they will NOT be visible any longer as they are slowly sinking into the Gulf of Mexico. When we saw them in 2016 (the linked post) there were still six houses standing and now there are only four.

You can read the link provided about these homes, but the gist of it is someone built this unusual looking home back in the early 80’s on this tip of the island. They were a cluster of domes that were each a different room that created a funky home. Over time, the planet has gone to shit the island is eroding and the domes are in the Gulf.

Circa 2016-six domes were standing
Current sitch-four domes are still standing. Pic is a different view/angle from 2016 pic because I can’t keep my shit straight.

After our boating, dolphin cruise, history lesson we had a nice lunch at the marina. There was much talk/debate about which French fries are the best.

The Coach and I can’t talk enough about the extra CRUNCHY STEAK FRIES. That pic up there is only a quarter of my steak fry as I couldn’t think of stopping to take a pic before I started eating it. The girls both wanted TRUFFLE FRIES even thought we tried to influence them about how good the STEAK FRIES are.

Who knew, that they have a mind of their own? Well, I’m now on the fence as both were freaking delicious and are now living on my backside.

Which would you choose if someone had a shank to your back and threatened to push you off the flat earth?