Tuesday, March 16, 2010

CrAzY Working Mom - The Life and Times

Many apologies to my regular readers for the lack of "personal" posts as of late.  It just seems like the older my kids get the less time I have for things like internet, private toilet time, and an uninterrupted, hot meal.  Just the other day I went to write a check and realized as I began to sign my name that I was using a crayon instead of a pen.  Next I will be looking for my eyeglasses while they're on my head...and I don't even wear them! It's a CrAzY life to say the least, but it's MY life and I wouldn't trade it for the world. 

Friday I spent the day at home cleaning the house that looked like it had been hit by a tornado.  Most of you might have heard and or read that there were tornadoes all around us on Thursday night but fortunately we were spared.  We know folks that had lots of damage in face, Brien had been in one particular spot working on one of the work trucks within minutes of when the storm rolled through the area!  I think I need to get him some prescription glasses so that he can read a radar screen!!

Brien and I when we were teens. 
I realized late in the day on Friday that it was the anniversary of when my husband and I began to date. I was trying to do the math in my head (while reaching for those invisible glasses atop my head) to remember how long it had been. We had been out with friends. We spent every weekend at a local hang out where a live country band played every weekend. We knew every line dance and couple's dance there was to know back in the day. He asked me when he took me home:
"So, what is this? Are we dating, 'cause people keep asking me and I don't know what to tell them. I just tell them to ask you."
Of course I was quick to let him know that we were most certainly a couple. Hands off to all of those other chicks. He's off the market! As of Friday, March 12, 2010, he's been that way for 16 years. Since we are 32 years old this means that we've been together for half of our lives. Impressive isn't it?! I am proud to say that I love him just as much today as I did back then. I am so happy that we decided to tell people that we were an item.

Next week is Spring Break for us, so we're planning a little mini-vacation with my sister and her family to Branson, Missouri.  I guess I might as well just go ahead and order those glasses online in preparation! It'll be nice to get away for a few days. It's not Cancun, but it'll do for now. We'll most likely visit Silver Dollar City and The Dixie Stampede as well as the indoor swimming pool. The kids can't get enough swimming, ya know!

So, the moral of this post is that I am alive and well, living the life of the CrAzY Working Mom, full speed ahead. From parent teacher conferences to dirty diapers, I do it all! I try to keep you updated here as much as possible. If you follow me on Facebook, I can usually find more time to post mini statuses there via my Blackberry.

6 comments, add yours here:

Tammy said...

Hold off on those glasses a little bit longer. Life is changing all the time. Just enjoy it.

BLOGitse said...

Happy anniversary!
Like Tammy says, life is changing all the time.
Hold on your glasses and enjoy your day! :)


Sanni said...

♥ Happy Anniversary to you both. ♥

Internet, private toilet time and an uninterrupted hot meal? Ooooh... magic words! And since I am not willing to surf the net while eating on the toilet even one of those will be a just a dream for many moons :)

We have been out on Saturday, watching Alice in 3D and eating ALONE in a restaurant, celebrating the 5th anniversary of 1st date. While we love the movie, we didn't enjoy dinner that much... the kids were missing (the noise, the family rituals, watching them enjoy the meals, etc.).

No, I wouldn't trade this life in for anything, either :D

Enjoy your mini-vacation, take plenty of pics!

Oh, and just for the recored: This comment wasn't typed on the toilet *g*

Sandee said...

Awww...this is an adorable post. I love it to pieces. What fond memories and the two of you have only begun.

Have a terrific day and happy anniversary. Big hug. :)

Amazing Gracie said...

My grandparents met when they were 12 years old, in Sunday School class. He gave her a hair ribbon for her 13th birthday, and she kept it as a keepsake all these many years. We still have it although it's quite fragile. It's well over 100 years old. These things pass down and we haven't a clue what will become important to our kids. What's more is the priceless moments that they will remember with you and Brien. And you're both such wonderful parents...

Linda said...

Ah, there YOU are! I have to admit that I was beginning to wonder where you had gotten off to!

Happy anniversary to you and Brien - that's just so sweet and you're such a cute couple! Best wishes for many, many more years of dating and love and togetherness!