Although it seems as though I have disappeared off the face of the earth, I have not, I am still here. I’ve not been doing well at keeping up with these post as you can clearly see. There really is not much interesting happening around here. I have done some painting but mostly on furniture. I did get some time to paint this. It is a 36 X 36. It took me six and a half enjoyable hours to paint this.
I have this one hanging in my bathroom over my bathtub. I’m really enjoying it there although I’m not sure it has found a permanent home just yet. Truthfully, I would love to spend every moment of every day painting, writing, or drawing. Unfortunately, I cannot quit my day job. Not to mention, when I’m not at my day job, I am doing my other job(s). I spend most of my time cleaning, picking up after my husband and daughter, and taking of care of the animals.
Speaking of animals and I am not sure why and against my better judgement, I let me husband talk me into getting our daughter a ferret. She named him Marvel. Being the humorous person that I am, I call him Marvel Redenbacher. Like Orville Redenbacher. You get it? You get it? Go ahead, it is perfectly acceptable for you to laugh at my dry humor. I guess you can imagine how hard it is for me not to go in there and clean the cage. It is so hard that I have had to do it. Although, I really try to restrain myself I find some days it is almost impossible. I told her if she was going to have this ferret she was going to be the one keeping his cage clean. I’ve questioned myself as to why I did not get her the dog she wanted instead of the ferret she wanted. I guess I thought the ferret would be easier for me to take care of if she didn’t. On a serious note, she is doing pretty good at taking care of him but she sometimes lets her laziness overcome her desire for her room to not smell like ass. I think she knows that before it gets to bad mom will come to the rescue and clean some shit up. Guess what, I sure do. How can I not? Could you resist this adorable little face?
Talking about cleaning makes me think about how my daughter tells me that I am OCD all the time. The other day I cleaned all the glass tables and of course she comes right out in the living room with a nice sweaty glass of “I’m going to jack with my mom” and sets that sweaty thing right on my glass table. She sets it not on but next to the coaster. I repeat, right next to the coaster. Of course it is completely driving me nuts and I find that I can’t even focus on the movie until she puts the damn glass on the coaster. I look over and she is just smiling at me. She tells me, “It’s okay mom, just watch the movie”, and proceeds to laugh while I sit there and squirm. I’m laughing but trust me it is making me crazy and she just laughs. She finally realized that if she wants to watch the movie without interruption, she had better but the glass on the damn coaster. She messes with me like that but little does she realize that she is just as messed up as I am. I caught her re-arranging the place mats on the kitchen table because the designs were not all facing the same direction. Ha! Not to mention the time I put something else other than popcorn in the bowl that had the word popcorn stenciled on it. I thought she was going to pull her hair out. Don’t screw with me child, I love you enough to screw with you back. Do your kids screw with you? I’d love for you to share how your kids screw with you in the comments section. All this talk about how my daughter screws with me brings me to this video clip. I think this sums it up.
I think I’ll end this post on that happy note.
Have a great day!
Being a parent is hard and our children do not come with manuals. Being a teenager is hard and we parents do not come with manuals either.
The problem with being a teenager is that it is like a roller coaster. It is a bit exhausting being a teenager and just as exhausting for parents who have to live with one. One minute they are happy and the next minute they want to scream at the world. I recall seeing a television program that talked about teens and the program explained in-depth that the teen brain is still “under construction”. The impulsiveness, the mood swings, and all that other crazy stuff is an important process in the brains development. I am sure glad to know that there is a reason for all this madness. I have to laugh when my daughter tells me that I don’t know what it is like to be a teenager. Good lord, do you think I could forget. I remember it starting out all awkward and stressful but I also remember it getting better. That is what I want my daughter to understand. It gets better!
I asked my daughter to share some thoughts with us. Things that us “Parents” should know. If she feels this way I’m sure there are other teens that feel the same. I’m proud of my daughter for being a voice. Asking her to do the video is one more way for me to understand and to continue to stay connected with her. Parents talk to your teenagers and teenagers talk to your parents. We parents are not as lame as you think we are and we love you more than you could ever imagine.
Here what my teen has to say:
I’m feeling a bit under the weather today. I’m not sure what got me but I’m pretty sure it had something to do with all the hacking a sniffling my hubby did all weekend. Thanks honey! Although my nose has been stuffy all day I am going to keep trying the mind over matter thing and hope that I can convince myself that I am not catching anything. The UPS man did bring me my pan lid holder today. I did put all the lids in that but I am not sure that is exactly what I was looking for. Some of the knobs on my lids are large so they do not fit properly in the holder. It does serve its purpose I guess.
I was a little disappointed that the lid holder was the only product I received today but at the same time since I am under the weather I probably would have skipped out on cleaning under the sink anyway. Maybe tomorrow I will have several things delivered. My kitchen items are just a few of the items I’ve ordered. I have some more exciting things on the way as well. I save that for another day.
Don’t you just love receiving goodies in the mail or by UPS. Oh, I do, I do!!!
I wanted to remind everyone about the $25 Amazon gift card giveaway I have going on. Remember to check under the current giveaways. I also hope to receive some more ideas on organizing in the comments. Don’t be shy! I know there are tons of you organizers out there and I would be so honored if you would share. It is easy to enter.
I’m off to try to get some sleep to get over this “blah” feeling.