Thursday, October 21, 2010

MEN vs WOMEN (warning: crazed woman writing)

Lately, I've wondered more than a few times,
and why did women get the short end of the deal
back in the Garden?
I understand that it is my off balance hormones
speaking, but it doesn't make me any less curious.
Am I the only one who has wondered
why men have it easier in so many areas of life?
Take camping for example-
they have to use the restroom-
so they stand on the opposite side of the truck
and problem solved.
I have to go- bad- and often-
I have to hike a mile away to find a tree
big enough to hide my white behind, take
toilet paper with me, squat and hope something's
not going to bite my back side.
Is this fair?
I think not.
Now let's look at the hairdo issue.
I just cut Eddie's hair the other day-
"how do you want you hair cut?"
"Shave it all off! I don't want to mess with it!"
But then I ask him- "how should I do my hair?"
"Oh I love long hair!! Let it grow!"
How come does he get to shave his off
and I get to have long hair that takes hours to do?
Is this fair?
I think not!!!
Now let's discuss a subject every man HATES to
hear about :)
Why is it every month for the past 40 years
I've had to put up with cramps, bloating, not to
mention a ton of inconvienence, and
what is their equivalent? huh?
Finally, now that I don't have to put up
with that every month junk anymore-
Mother Nature -as a joke now tortures me with
hot flashes!
Eddie freezes at night while I throw the blankets off the
bed before I burst into flames.
How come! What's up with this?
When do things ever get even?
What do men have to go through?
or do?
go to work?
what do I do everyday?
And who birthed all those babies?
I know in the Garden of Eden, Adam was told
"by the sweat of thy brow....."
well, I've had more sweat on my brow (thanks to those
stupid hot flashes) for the last 7 years
than Eddie's had all his working career.
Is this fair?
I guess it is, because that's the way it goes.
When I get to create MY own world-
you better believe
I'm gonna spread the joy-
I'll take the 40 years of bloating-
but the men on my world-
they get the dang hot flashes! :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Self Realization

I think I found something out about myself that I 'm not sure if I like or not. I have realized that I'm not as forgiving as I should be.? It's one of those things- I can call myself fat, but if you do, I'm gonna get real mad at you things. The other day as I was walking in a large, annoying store, a mom and her kids were walking toward me in the aisle. The mom was pushing a shopping cart with a little one in the seat, a carrier in the basket portion and a little boy about 4 years old walking backwards beside her. I had no cart, just me walking in the aisle. The closer they got, I started worrying the little boy was going to run into me, because he was walking backwards not looking at me. I had no where to go to get out of the way, I was pinned between boy and shelves. The little boy looked up right in time to dodge me and they went on their way. I played out the scene in my mind, with the mom saying something like, "Bobby (little boy:) watch where you are going!" and I would reply politely, "No problem, Isn't he cute?" and we would be on our way. But as it was all going down, the mom, even though she was aware of the situation never said a word. We came within a fraction of an inch of him running into me. But because the mom didn't utter a sound, I was a bit frustrated. I was ready to be forgiving and even complimentary, but because the other adult involved acted like nothing was wrong, I was perturbed.
So here's my dilemma, why can I be nice and forgiving IF the other party asks for forgiveness, but if they don't ask or act sorry, why does it make me upset? I've a a few of these situations lately that have brought this reaction in me to the forefront of my mind. I guess I better get one of those stretchy WWJD bands to wear on my wrist, and whenever something like this happens again, I will snap that bracelet until I either stop having bad thoughts or get a big welt on my arm :)
Thanks for listening :) xoxoxo

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Some Things That Make Me Smile :)

Here are a few recent photos that just make me smile :)
Eddie got the chance to take a work related trip to Boston.
He almost turned it down because "I'll miss the opening day
of the muzzle loader hunt!"
Oh my goodness. Are men weird or what?
After a bit of talking to- he changed his mind :)
and got to visit a part of the U.S. he's never been to before.
That thought alone makes me smile,
The picture below is of Fenway Park-
home to the Boston Red Sox.
Now Eddie is in no way a baseball fan,
so when he came home with multiple picture of this
ball park and calling it with much familiarity,
and in a manly voice-
the Big Green Monster,
that really made me smile. :)
I'm so glad he went, and btw, so is he. He says
we both need to go back a spend a while site seeing!

This next pic of a little boy with a great big grin
really makes me giggle.
It's Mags.
He has grapes stashed in his mouth like a squirrel
and was hamming it up for me.
When I asked him "should I get the camera
and take your picture?"
He quickly nodded yes and reloaded with
fresh new grapes! What a nut.
He's only two. What are we gonna do with him when
he realizes how goofy he can be? They
say the nut doesn't fall far from his dads tree :)

This picture gets me smiling in a misty eyed kind of way.
For a couple of weeks my Uncle Neil was here from CA.
This is my mom and her posse.
Starting from the left-
Uncle Lynn and Aunt NaDean (mom's sister)
Uncle Eldon and Aunt Colleen (mom's brother)
Uncle Neil (mom's brother)
only Aunt Faye was missing.
If you look close at mom's face- you notice it's kind of
raccoon-y looking.
That's because the crazies went fishing- in a boat-
and got totally sunburned.
When she's with her posse, she'll
do things I would never dream she'd do.
Climb in a boat. Neil has a walker right now,
did that stop him? no.
I love that my mom's family LOVE to be together.
It's a great example for their children.
I love being with my sisters
and I think my kids love to be together too.
What a legacy to pass on.

This next picture puts a sad little smile on my face
just because I know how hard Sierra worked
with this darn sheep.
And how much she learned to love it.
I feel bad the sheep didn't show any better
than she did. I'm not sure why
she could get such high marks at the
county fair and then not so good ones at State.
I hope Sierra is still proud of her efforts
because she should be.
Sierra never quit, she learned she could do hard things,
and I was the MOST proud when-
we learned Sierra's sheep came in last of her class-
Sierra held it together, with her head held high
and still loved her sheep.
We Clark girls are known for easy tears.
something I hate about myself -
so I was extra proud of my girl.

This last picture was taken at the fair.
I couldn't believe my eyes.
And of course it made me smile while
I gagged a little bit :)
deep fried chocolate covered bacon. ?
who doesn't love that?