This is my space, sometimes it may be funny, sometimes it might be sad, sometimes you might wonder just what planet I'm from, but it will always be honest and it will always be me. Come on in and sit with me a while.

Friday, April 29, 2005

I'm a Numb3r too

No, that wasn't a typo...I meant it. I have been officially invited to become 1/9th. I have accepted the invitation with open arms. This does mean that the silliness factor around here will likely increase exponentially. (Mayhap by 9??) But, if you know anything at all about me, you know I'm all about the silly.

The Numb3rs are some of the best girls I could ever hope to know. Let me tell you about them.
First there are the 3's. There is #3GA, aka Allie. She is the go to girl for lipgloss, nail polish and a good laugh when you need one. Then there is #3KY, aka Lola. I love this girl more than fried cheese with chocolate gravy. Yes, I love her THAT much. And finally there is #3TX/SC, aka Christel. That girl knows all there is to know about coffee and then some. She is also fascinated that I have never said the "F word". Ever. Never.
We also have #4WV, aka Dande. This numb3r lives in WestByGod Virginia. Dande has two of the most precious chirren you will ever want to eat with a spoon. And oh yeah, she is waaaay funny.
Last but most definitely NOT least we have #5IN aka Tasty, aka Maude ( we gave each other old lady names on one of our road trips, I think it was on our way to see the BossCoif, none other than Miss ShannonRose her veraownself). Tasty is the reason I've had the pleasure of meeting these wondermous, strong, intelligent, fascinating, beautiful, fantastic, fabulous, funny women. Tasty is one of the best, mostest most girly girlfriend that I could ever have. She has been my road trip buddy, my shoulder to cry on when I needed one, my drinking buddy, my voice of reason, my partner in silly, but most of all she's been one of my best friends ever.

I know that I'm not the only one in the 'Fraction Faction' of the Numb3rs but right now I feel like #1 to be a part of these girls' lives.

Ima need to hug each and every one of you real soon.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

I wish....

Just like my friends "The Numbers" I love the list. So, here goes my first official list.

I wish...that I could fly.
I wish...that I could see my friends whenever I wanted to.
I wish...that I could talk to my granny one more time, hold her hand and tell her that I love her.
I wish...that no child would ever hurt.
I wish...that sometimes I could fly ( well ok, A LOT of the time I wish I could fly)
I wish...that vacations would last longer than they do.
I wish...Lucy would FINALLY let Charlie Brown kick the football.
I wish...that I could carry a child of my own.
I wish...that that last one didn't make my heart hurt.
I wish...that my best friend knew how wonderful she is.
I wish...that Spongebob wasn't always a rerun when I get the chance to watch.
I wish...that chocolate and french fries weren't so bad for me.
I wish...that the BaldMan would win a race once-just once.
I wish...that Fantasy Island wasn't just a really bad tv show from the early would
be nice to fly to a tropical island to have a fantasy granted every now and then doncha
I wish...that I could spend as much time as I wanted to at Disney World whenever I wanted.
I wish...that I could listen to the waves crashing on the beach every night as I fall asleep.
I wish... I didn't have to go back to a job that I absolutely loathe.
I doggie's knees didn't hurt.
I wish...that I knew my grandparents better.
I wish...that I get the chance to tell my living grandparents how much I love them and how
proud I am to be a part of our family.
I wish...the best for everyone who reads this.

There you have it, my first 'official' list. Enjoy. What do you wish?

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

It's Un-Legal

Today's post is mostly about my shall we say 'odd' in-laws. Specifically my mother-in-law and her mother. They are two of the most kind hearted people you will ever meet. They would do just about anything in the world for you. Now, I know you're wondering why in the world I'm writing about these two sweet souls....well, the truth is they are as sweet as they are umm...let's see...what word am I looking for here? They are unique, yes, that's it. Sit down, grab a drink and some kleenex to wipe away the tears (on second thought, you may want to forget about the drink - you'll see what I mean in a minute).
One of my favorite things about my MIL and GMIL is that they can laugh in tandem. (Do people do that??) Their giggles just meld together into one long seemingly well rehearsed cackle. It's almost like cackles in harmony. For those in the know you can tell the difference in the cackle, but it does take practice. I will never forget the first time I was in the presence of the 'tandem cackle' as I have come to think of it. I had just been dating my husband for about 2, maybe 3 months. At the time, my husband's sister and her son lived in the same house with my husband and his mother. The nephew, C was about 4 at the time. The BaldMan and I had gone to our first 'family' outing for his grandfather's birthday. We were eating dinner at a local restaurant. Please keep in mind that I had met the entire family before this on many occasions so, I wasn't entirely new. We had finished our meal and were sitting around the table talking. The BaldMan and I just happened to be holding hands. C saw this and looked at his uncle and said "BaldMan is Jenny your husband?" No sooner were those words out of that child's mouth than I heard THE CACKLE for the first time. MIL and GMIL were laughing at C's question. I looked around trying to figure out how in the name of Pete two different people were laughing the EXACT same laugh. It was scary there for a second (It STILL is scary). Then I noticed that I was the only one at the table mesmerized, transfixed or maybe scared of the phenomenon I was witnessing. Since that day, I have come to not only expect the cackle ( Sometimes for no reason apparent to anyone in the room other than these two) but to look forward to it.

Would you like another MIL story??? Of course you would. This one is relatively recent. Last week, my MIL came over for a visit ( did she call first??? heck no.....but that's another story for another day). Anywho, she came over and told us that there had been something wrong with her washing machine. It just wasn't filling up very well and it didn't seem to be getting the clothes clean the way it should have. Why she was just now noticing this after at least 5 years, I have no clue. But, she was now bothered by her washing machine's lackluster performance. So, she called the plumber. Yes, the plumber. Normal people and by normal , I mean someone NOT my MIL or GMIL would have called someone who worked with home appliances. So, MIL calls the plumber, who comes over and tells her that the washing machine hose wasn't hooked up correctly. He fixed the minor problem and went on his merry way. When MIL came over for her usual visit she told us the story of the washing machine not working. When the BaldMan asked what the problem had been my MIL said that the washing machine was hooked up 'UN-LEGALLY'. I fell off of the couch. The washing machine was UN-LEGAL.

It was UN-LEGAL. That, my friends explains so very much.