I Am A Bad Influence

Last Saturday I took my youngest daughter and 2 of her school friends to go see Maroon 5 and Train in concert. My oldest daughter and her “Fiance” met us there. The place where the concert was at is an outside amphitheater and they have what they call Lawn Seats. They are a little cheaper tickets and you can bring a blanket and sit on. The “Lawn People” always have a great time. We get up and dance, we sing and we talk to our “Lawn Neighbors.”

We had two concert virgins, my oldest daughter’s “Fiance” and one of my youngest daughter’s friends. The other friend had never seen a concert at this venue. Boy, were they in for an interesting night!

The minute the opening act, Matt Nathanson, started playing we were up on our feet. We sang and we danced for 4 straight hours it was awesome. Sitting to my right was a group of young guys, probably in their 20’s, and they were drinking non-stop. The guy who was next to me kept swinging his hand into mine and a couple of times he grabbed my butt! Then he told his buddy, “See this lady knows how to have a good time!” See, beer does make everything look better!

Towards the end of the concert I saw the kid next to me light up a joint. The girls all turned towards me when they smelled it. I told them straight up what it was and my oldest daughter was laughing her butt off. Then I told them give me 5 minutes and I’d show them what happens to me when I am around pot. Five minutes flat I started itching and breaking out in hives! I am allergic to pot! The kids loved that one!

I am sure the girls went home and told their parents all sorts of great things they learned from me!

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We Have A Date And An Eraser

My oldest daughter has informed me that her and her fiance have set a wedding date. It looks like they will be getting married in October of 2012. She got slightly pissed when I told her I would pencil in the date.

I would love to be more excited for her but I really don’t think they will make it till next October. Actually, I take that back. She will probably make it and get married just to spite me!

She met this boy in May and they got engaged in June. She moved in with him about a month ago. Just last week she asked to come spend a few days at my house after they got into a little spat. This was just two days after making her wedding date announcement. 

I will pencil her date in on the calendar and keep my eraser handy!

Never Too Old To Learn

The other day I was with my youngest daughter and some of her friends and we started talking about rainbows. I brought up Roy G. Biv and I think my daughter was the only one who knew what it stood for. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.

This started another discussion on directions. North, East, South and West. I learned that NESW was Never Eat Shredded Wheat. My daughter said she learned Never Eat Soggy Waffles. Then one of the other girls said her 2nd grade teacher taught her that it was Never, Ever Smoke Weed!

You learn something new everyday!

I Am 10 Weeks and Craving Twix!

If you have been on Facebook for any length of time you have probably received a message stating to post something that only women would understand for Breast Cancer Awareness. The latest one is as follows:

Ok pretty ladies, it’s that time of year again, in support of breast cancer awareness!! So we all remember last years game of writing your bra color as your status?…..or the way we like to have our handbag handy? Remember last year so many people took part that it made national news and, the constant updating of status reminded everyone why we’re doing this and helped raise awareness!! Do NOT tell any males what the status’ mean, keep them guessing!! And please copy and paste (in a message )this to all your female friends to see if we can make a bigger fuss this year than last year!!! I did my part… now YOUR turn ! Go on ladies…and let’s have all the males guessing! .. It’s time to confuse the men again (not that it’s really that hard to do :)) Everyone knows it makes their brains work wonders on what we’re talking about!! The idea is to choose the month you were born and the day you were born. Pass this on to the GIRLS ONLY and lets see how far it reaches around. The last one about the bra went round all over the world. So you’ll write… I’m (your birth month) weeks and I’m craving (your birth date)!!! as your status. Example: Feb 14th: I’m 2 weeks and craving Chocolate mints!!
January-1week, Febuary-2 weeks, March-3 weeks, April-4 weeks, May-8 weeks, June-9 weeks, July-10 weeks, August-12 weeks, September-13 weeks, October-14 weeks, November-16 weeks, December-18 weeks.
Days of the month: 1-Skittles, 2-Starburst, 3-Kit-Kat, 4-M&M’s, 5-Galaxy, 6-Crunchie, 7-Dairy Milk, 8-Lollipop, 9-Peanut Butter Cups, 10-Meat Balls, 11-Twizzlers, 12-Bubble Gum, 13-Hershey’s Kisses, 14-Chocolate Mints, 15-Twix, 16-Resse’s Fastbreak, 17-Fudge, 18-Cherry Jello, 19-Milkyway, 20-Pickels, 21-Creme Eggs, 22-Skittles, 23-Gummy Bears, 24-Gummy Worms, 25-Strawberry Pop Tarts, 26-Starburst, 27-Mini Eggs, 28-Kit-Kat Chunky, 29-Double Chocolate Chip Crunchy Cookies, 30-Smarties, 31-Chocolate Cake.

This afternoon I received an e-mail from my mother-in-law and she was asking what was going on with my oldest daughter. She asked me if my daughter was pregnant and if so when was I planning on telling my husband. She said my sister-in-law had called her because of a Facebook posting that my daughter had made.

I had no earthly idea what the heck they were talking about and I know for a fact that my oldest is not pregnant! Geesh, it was just the other day my daughter stopped by the house to steal some pads from me. It sucks not having a job!

I went and looked at my daughter’s Facebook profile and sure enough it said: “I am 10 weeks and craving Twix!”

I knew exactly what this was for and I just busted out laughing! I emailed my mother-in-law back and told her it was just a Facebook Breast Cancer Awareness joke. Her response was simply “Not funny!!!”

I thought it was very funny. Actually, I found it downright hilarious! I’m sorry, but if you see something posted on Facebook take it with a grain of salt!

I’m Back….

Wow, the last time I posted to this site was Thanksgiving of last year! I am totally shocked! This will be a catch up post and hopefully I will get back into the swing of this blogging thing. I can’t promise a daily post but I am aiming for at least a weekly post.

So here goes my little recap of the last almost year.

Husband

Not much new on this front. I am still married and he is still an active alcoholic. We have our good days and we have our bad days. We have basically become housemates and that is about it. Sad, I know but for now it works. For how long it works I don’t know. I struggle with that on a daily basis.

Daughter #1 ~ My Oldest

My oldest daughter has definitely given me a run for my money this past year. She was actually doing pretty good in school last year, her Senior year, until we hit Spring Break. Up until then she was working part-time at a restaurant on the weekends, interning at a Vet Clinic for her High School Vet Tech class, and getting pretty good grades at school. I do not know what the heck happened, but after Spring Break she snapped. She thought she would just drop out of High School with almost 2 months of school left. She quit her restaurant job and was going to work full-time at the Vet Clinic. This lasted about two weeks until the Truant Officer, the County Judge and myself got ahold of her. In Texas once you hit 18 you can quit school but if you have already started a semester you are held responsible to finish out that semester of face a $585 fine and Community Service Hours. The judge told her if she went back to school and graduated she would drop all charges against her. My oldest  ended up going back to school, quit her job, and barely graduated High School. 

Her next plan was to get a job and  go to a Community College in the Fall. Well once she graduated High School she flipped out again. She thought since she was done with High School she could come and go as she pleased in my house without any regard to the rest of us who live here. We were fighting on a daily basis about her getting a job and about her getting her paperwork in order to start school. In July she managed to get a job, we got her a car and she was doing good once again. And once again she flipped because she did not like my house rules. This time she decided to move in with her boyfriend/fiance and his family. She has only known him since May. They got “engaged” after a month. She tried to get a transfer from her work to be closer to her new home but somehow it all got messed up and now she is unemployed. She also decided to take a semester off from school.

We are actually doing better since she moved out. I worry about her daily but she is no longer my responsibility.

Daughter #2 ~ My Youngest

My youngest daughter is doing very good. She has put up with a ton of crap with all of the fighting between my oldest daughter and having her dad come home drunk every night. All I can say is she is one hell of a little girl because despite all of it she has held herself together. She struggled a little bit with grades last year in school but she made it through 6th grade and is now in 7th grade. So far this year she has done excellent in school, a total turn around.

She joined Girl Scouts in the Fall of 2010 and she has totally excelled at everything she has done. This past August she became Red Cross certified in First Aid, CPR and Babysitting. She has gone camping and worked with horses as well.

And of course now that we are 12, with hormones flying left and right, we have discovered boys. We are in the midst of a major crush right now. Luckily she knows she is not allowed to date until she is 16, which is subject to change to 35 at anytime!

Me ~ Just A Mom

Well as you can tell from above I have been busy! I am still working part-time and I still love my job. My bosses are very flexible with my schedule and I have arranged it so I get off of work when my youngest gets out of school. They really don’t care what hours we work as long as our work gets done.

I have also taken on the pleasure of becoming a Girl Scout Leader. It started out as me volunteering to be the Troop Treasurer and somehow it ended up with me being a Leader. I am lucky that there are 3 of us and we work well together. I have had the pleasure of camping twice so far and I am looking forward to doing more of that. It has been great spending time with my youngest daughter and getting to know the other awesome young girls who are in my troop.

That is pretty much my wrap up for the past year. Hopefully this year will go a little bit smoother for me and I will be up to blogging more!