A Mother's Rant: December 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Her name is Lilia Rebekah

Clifford called this morning at 5:00 am our time (10 pm Monday his time).
In his usual style he told us all about the ultra sound and how healthy the baby is etc. until he got to the information we were all waiting to hear. It is a girl and her name is Lilia Rebekah. She is perfectly healthy and normal.
So, my first grandchild will be a girl. Yeah!
Love you all.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The many faces of Me

Okay, please don't think I'm crazy, but I have three "voices" in my head. You know how in cartoons the character has a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other? Well it's kind of like that. But here's where it does get a little crazy. Of late I have started to name them. Here they are:
Debbie: She is the child. She is easily hurt. She also doesn't speak up for herself.
Debra: She is mostly just me. She is kind and generous and smart.
Bea: (I wanted to call this one "B****" but Debra wouldn't let me ;) ) She is mean and sarcastic. She "doesn't care" what others think. She is also very opinionated and judgmental.
Now that I've introduced you to all the the many Me's, what do you think? Am I crazy? Has that train left the station years ago? Or am I just the creative artistic type?
Whatever it is, sometimes it helps me when I tell Bea to "SHUT UP".
Love you all

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Tag, you're it!

My favorite daughter-in-law tagged everyone that read this on their blog, so I am doing the same. Love you all.

The ones in bold are what I have done....

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie/commercial
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter -ha no... but I think my son has a few times...
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

I tag anyone that reads this.
SO many of these I would LOVE to do

Friday, December 05, 2008

Why is it always me?

I went to a sub job today that I had been prearranged for. Yesterday she trained me how to do some things. I show up and low and behold, someone else had taken the job. The employee that I was subbing for didn't request me, they just sent it out. So someone else picked up the job.
I got there and the secretary said, "I'm sorry, it's her call. She's the one on the list". The person calls while I am standing there and says that she is running late because of traffic. The secretary talks to her and explains the situation. She says "I'm dressed and on my way, I might as well come". WELL I'M DRESSED AND HERE! I wanted to say that but I didn't. I said "No problem, call me anytime", and gave them my card with numbers on it.
But here is the thing that REALLY chaps me: A while back the same thing happened to me, except I was the one whose name was on the list. Guess what! Yeah, I had to go home.
This whole thing really ticks me off.
The other thing is that yesterday I left some things there that I'm going to have to go back for sometime today (I didn't remember until after I left).
Hope things are going better for you.