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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween, 2013

I'm not dressing up this year, but I may spray my hair a different color tonight...maybe not.

There was this one Halloween, it's been a few years now...oh wait, *insert wavy flashback sequence here*

Back in the day when I was enjoying my life experience as being a single mom...I had WebTV, I was working as a lunch lady at the high school from 10:00 am until 1:00, at the Pro-Shop & was a waitress at the restaurant upstairs, as well as working in a convenience store starting at 5 am until 10:00 am.  The kids and I had a 3 BR apt. with woods in the back...tire swing in the back yard, life was about as good as we could have wished for, and we were so happy.

Another single mom moved into the duplex next door.  She put on a "Southern Belle" personality, you know, she thrived on being the dumb blond with her nails done.  We struck up a friendship, as single moms do.  I got her a job at the school, I got her a job at the country club...it worked well until she decided she wanted to take my place...so she got me fired from the country club, and tried to make a ruckus at school, but I had already found other employment to take the place of all the jobs I was working.

Anyway...*close flashback*

This was probably in 2003 or 4, cell phones were just coming out, and I had one through work.  I left it home when I took Young Son trick-r-treating.  When we came home, I saw that I had a couple calls from this former friend's ex-husband, which was odd because he had never called me before, despite what she thought..

The next morning, my former friend was found dead from a drug overdose.  It wasn't him calling me, it was her.  This still freaks me out, but I know if I was supposed to have been available to her, I would have been.
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When my mother was a little girl, the family lived in North Missouri, Stanberry, to be exact.  Sweetheart owns some farm land up in that area.  One day, his farm business needed his attention, we took a little trip.

A few months before my mother was born, her older sister passed away from Diphtheria.  Being poor, she was buried in an unmarked grave.  While we were there on business, we thought we'd see if we could find the cemetery.  We drove down an old road, there was a cemetery on each side of the road.  We saw an older lady walking down the side, so we pulled  up next to her.

She turned to speak to us.  She was wearing a straw hat, and had the most beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen.  I was looking into an ocean, clean and blue.  We asked her where Cooper's Cemetery was, she replied that she wasn't from around there, she'd only been there about 3 weeks.  Her smile, her eyes, we said thanks, and drove down the road to turn around, both of us saying, "What?"  "Did you see that?"

When we turned the car around, she was gone.  No homes around, just 2 cemeteries.  We knew for sure we'd spoken with an angel.

Have you ever had anything happen to you that you couldn't exactly explain?  I'd like to hear about it!

Play Nice!  xxoo

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Welcome Fall

For the record, I adore Fall, but it makes me feel so trepadacious because of what comes next.  I do not like Winter.  It is too cold, the cold makes me hurt.  I appreciate having a garage, but do not enjoy the 50 yd. walk from my car to the Pro Shop.  And...there are no vents in the Ladies Room, so that room is always butt chilling in the cold months!

These are the views I am so happy to watch change day by day this time of year.  (Last year those two lakes were so empty, due to the drought...it's a blessing for them to be this full now.)



My SIL, Ben, has been here for the month of October.  At the moment they are in Mass., visiting family.  Of course, Baby D took right up where she left off with her daddy.


That is my little dog, Karma, on his lap. 

Critter wise, I have been working every day.  Well, I didn't on Friday.  *gs*  Handmade by Cosmo is where you can go see my latest.  I'm working on a custom order...see if I can give you a peek...  

This is a WIP...the mane is much fuller now, only just a little more to go.  

Every day I hear the news, and every day I feel so weary of it all...then I remember that I don't have to worry, that all I have to do is be the best person I can be every day, all day.  I will defend myself and mine, if if and when it comes to that, but until then, I'm going to remain peaceful, and calm in my heart and soul.  

That is why I love my "job."  I love the place, it feels like home.  I can work on my art, I get to cook for my friends, my sweetheart is there most of the time, we chit and chat and laugh, and for me it's a wonderful place to be.  

Today I am thankful for my heating pad, and for having a comfy bed, with comfy sheets.

Play Nice!  xxoo







Monday, October 7, 2013

Yes, Yes, I know.

It has been awhile.  My summer has been jam packed full of fun, adventure, some sadness, of course, there's always that to balance things out.

Having my girls here with me has been the absolutely perfect thing for me at the perfect time.  I have developed a strong bond with my g-daughter, and strengthened the bond that my daughter and I have.  She's an awesome mother, and I've learned so much from her.  I'm sure all the grandmothers out there will know exactly what I mean when all I can do is sigh.

My job at the Pro Shop has been awesome.  I've hosted a few tournaments, I've scored a bit of business for the club on my own, I have a card reader there now...finally I can take plastic instead of cash only.

The girls and I have done a bit of traveling over the summer, in Missouri, we haven't left the state.  We've been to Hermitage to a little family thing, we've been to Osceola for a funeral, we've been to Sturgeon for the 4th of July.  We've gone to the zoo, taken many shopping trips, and a couple of trips to a couple of emergency rooms, but all is well now.



My Young Son is out in the world.  I pray for him every day.

I've been working on some new/old Critters.  Here are a few I haven't listed yet...

Toying with names..."Comic Canine"  

Not sure I care for the circle under the eye, and you can't see it but it has the wrong tail on it...

Floral ???  Flora... I kinda like Flora.

This one is going to be Dream Something I think...
(oh look, someone needs ears *gs*)
If you have any ideas for names, please feel free to share.  

My Son-In-Law is home for a month on leave.  It was almost as if he hadn't been gone, thanks to modern technology, they were able to see each other every day.  It is good to have him here.  

So, I don't want to drag this out...can't catch it all up in one post, right?  

Play Nice!  xxoo