Saturday, April 7, 2012

So the sports connection reared its head again today. My oldest went fishing, opening day of trout season, you know. And, upon leaving the river, slipped and the Droid phone got wet. While he quickly took it apart, pulled out the battery and card, the screen was damaged. Oh and that warranty I had been paying for for months...useless. So after a visit to the local Verizon office and Best Buy with no luck, we went to an independent Verizon store. And there sports history was made. The rep who attended to us mentioned that he just got finished refereeing a baseball game. And that opened the door for conversatin. What is it about men and sports? He then noticed my son's Mars Hill college ball cap.Turns out store guy has a son same age who plays ball for Lenoir rhyne and wonder of wonder, they were at that exact moment, playing Mars Hill. They started tossing around names of local coaches and athletes, ocmparing stories, sharing jokes and boom bam, before I know it, my child walks out with a brand new iPhone and a promise to pay me back! We will see how that goes...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


So ...sometimes you just look around at everyone else's stuff and drama and are thankful for the stuff and drama you have, at least it is familiar right?
My life is a mess, but so is everyone else's, no matter what they want you to think. I think, in the end all we can do is pray for each other and the daily battles that we fight.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Season over???

D.H. (dear hubs) is at Nationals this week with a swimmer who made the cut. Did I mention that Nationals are halfway across the country? Yup! and the kids and I are faring just fine thank you very much.
It hit me tonight that he will be home Sunday and then he will be home....and home cause, oh yeah..Nationals kinda ends the season!!
OMG! what now...every year this happens. After months on end of being a single mom, poof he suddenly reappears and we all have to readjust to life. I sympathize with military spouses in that aspect. How do you do it?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

March Madness

It has begun, all my boys in the living room screaming at the TV! They are already planning their brackets and trash talking. This is happening with the 7 and 10 year olds and the 21 and 17 year old. They would be ashamed to know that I pick my bracket on the coolness level of the mascots and the uniform!!

Friday, March 9, 2012


If I have been a loyal paying customer for years and years why do I have to pay a higher fee for my services than a new customer. Why is it new customers get all the good deals and those of us who remain loyal see our fees increase every year, shouldn't they go down.
So maybe if I discontinue service for a period of time and then "go-back" I will get the new introductory price, that is a least $50 if not more less than I pay now!!
Just grumbling......

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I just looked up and realized that it is March and spring and .....I have no children involved in any organized sports activity! Amazing! Course the two older ones have joined the local gym and are currently on a workout regime. Number 3 is still dribbling and shooting basketball every day, when he is not jumping up and hitting the top of every doorway in the house! Number 4 ....well I think sports will not be his forte, the kid loves to cook and is always planning his next concoction.
So I am looking forward to not being a taxi mom and watching a kid "practice" at home and enjoy new recipes!

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Okay, the day has arrived when two of the four have girlfriends at the same time. And I know this is preparation for the days when I have to deal with wives (shudder) and I don't like it much.
How do you balance out being the mom of the boy and then remembering how stupid boys can be and not wanting your boys to be like the ones you dated? And what if you like one girl considerably more than the other?
And what if one girl is a little crazy and you need to get her away from the boy you raised? And what if .... and what if?? and how do you not get too attached, cause you know it won't last. And for a woman with no girls it can be kinda intoxicating to have someone to shop with and laugh with and just be a girl with....
So I Pray......a lot!