this is me now


how the heck did i do it?

  • how did i (and by I, i mean david and i---but this isnt his blog----so i say i)----how did i get 6 kids dressed by 9 a.m. church?
  • how did i check 6 kids homework and grades
  • how did i get 6 kids fed everynight
  • how did i get 6 kids put to bed
  • how did i get 6 kids up every morning
  • how did we (yes---notice i give due credit) pay for all this?
  • how did i (and this one is totally I--me--myself) get my kids to and from doctor appointments for well-baby/vaccinations/medicine management/camp physicals etc)
cause now----
  • 1:30 church---i'm nagging on ace and david to get out the door by 1 (dont ask---if you arent early you are late)
  • 1 kid in college---still checking
  • i dont cook anymore---or i COOK---but regular day-to-day meals---meh
  • ACE---GO TO BED---cause---
  • what do you do with a 17 yr old who STILL wont wake up to an alarm clock?
  • we've been blessed with opportunities to earn money---and things were cheaper back then---really---cheaper---no cell phones, no internet, no cable---gas was .99 a gal---so was milk---so were kids
  • ace and i just took 3 dogs to the vet for vaccinations----one dog peed all over the floor---3 times---one dog peed the whole time they were giving him shots---the big dog got stuck 10 times while they tried to find her vein thru her hair and it took 2 vet techs to hold her still---and she wasnt fighting!....$329 later we are done for the year.....may i point out that you can say "sit" to dogs and children---and it works.

sorry it is sideways---i was holding 3 leashes


A woman my age can't say that in your 20', 30', or 40'.....makes you old before your time.....but women MY age:
Aren't expected to do heavy lifting (who do they think does it when you are alone?)'s okay to have wrinkles on my forehead.... one is surprised I'm a grandma
....don't get invited anywhere (wow....that sounds like a cry for attention)'s okay to not be trendy in clothes....cardigans with cats are totally acceptable (don't have any, but it would be okay)
.....get reminded of the quirks of my youth---and questioned as to why I don't continue (DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOUR EARLOBES STRETCH FROM BIG HEAVY EARRINGS?)
....for the most part are treated politely by men and boys of all ages
....are invisible
.....should wear short hair? Or make a last run at long? You tell me!
 46 years ago----hair is still the same texture
 back of my head----its even longer now---this was 2 months ago
 longish hair---but slumped over---5 years ago
 perfect short hair at beth's blessing
 normal short hair----really really short hair
 2 years ago short hair---i look like a thumb
short after a long day waiting for beth!
recent long hair---football helmetish? it flows pretty---but still looks WAY normal