Friday, June 28, 2019

Pass the tissues #FunnyFriday

Today’s post is June’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write five captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.
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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Karen of Bookworm in the Kitchen.
1. Achoo! 

2. It was in that moment, she realized she should never say "anything". Limits are necessary. 

3. Have kids, they said. It will be fun, they said. 

4. I did not sign up for this. 

5. Worst sinus infection ever. 
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Friday, June 14, 2019

Summer Frame of Mind #UseYourWords

Welcome to June's Use Your Words challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked four to six words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That is the challenge, here is a fun twist; no one who is participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

My words are: 
smoke ~ freedom ~ teeter ~ friends ~ food

Do you remember being a kid, getting out of school for Summer, and the feeling of freedom that energized your soul?! Yes, you missed your friends, but if you were lucky, you would see the important ones during the Summer. Eventually, you were get onto Summer hours, and your brain would teeter between knowing what day it was, and falling into a abyss of playing and television, where you could not remember the day or time. School would start back before you knew it, but you would always have those Summer memories, at least until you hit your thirties and forties, and struggle to remember what you eat for breakfast.

I am now a mom. Summer is something different entirely. Something completely and totally different. I know I should be enjoying every single minute of it, because school will take up so much of Gigi's time now, and our Summers will be precious, and the memories important. Yes, I know this. However, I am torn between trying harder to enjoy it, counting down the days until she goes back, and simply sending up smoke signals so I can be rescued. More than once, I have wondered if I will survive this Summer. I am not sure if the odds are in my favor or not. I will say, if Gigi asks me for food one more time today, I may not survive. How much can one five year old possibly eat? Like, seriously, did someone install a bottomless pit in her stomach?! Where does it all go?! 

When I was a kid, I spent my Summers happy to be out of school, while simultaneously feeling impatient for school to start again. I loved school. I also probably hated it a little bit. I definitely loved learning. I am quite happy that Gigi has already asked several times when school starts again. I am happy to know she enjoys school. She also gets excited that she has more Summer left. Soon after, she asks for another snack, and that is my life lately.

I am on bed rest, because I tore my ACL slightly. Hopefully, it heals up, and I will be back to normal soon. My normal is all that much better than bed rest, but at least it isn't bed rest. UGH! I am trying hard to just let my body heal and get myself back to where I was just a few years ago. My doctor is retiring in July, and I am honestly heartbroken. I LOVE my doctor. He is absolutely amazing. Hands down the best primary doctor I have ever had. I have already picked my new doctor, and I am hopeful, though I doubt anyone will ever top my current doctor. I recently lost my Oncologist as well. Unfortunately, he passed away. It really tore me up emotionally, because he was an amazing doctor, and an amazing soul. I have been blessed since moving to California, with some wonderful doctors.

Gigi goes to her ENT today, and I am very curious to see what happens. I am curious if he will want to put new tubes in for her, go ahead with the sinus surgery, or just wait and see what happens naturally. I am praying that whatever is done, is successful, and leads to a healthy future. She will be returning to her Endocrinology specialist soon, and has to see her Gastroenterology specialist soon as well. I am just hoping everything gets sorted out, and next school year, she is much healthier than this past year. We had a rough year all around, and honestly, I think she did really well, considering all she went through. I am proud of her.

So, between medical appointments, I hope to have some fun with her. My knee injury is putting this on hold, but if all goes well, I will be to good by the end of next week. Which is good. It will be in time for Gigi's sixth birthday, and her paint party. Can you believe she is six?! Six years old. Nope. Does not seem possible to me yet. No way am I the mom of a first grader. I just gave birth to her yesterday. I just held her for the first time, and said I love you to her sweet little face. I am certain that was just yesterday, so she cannot possible be turning six. Only she is. My baby, my teeny tiny baby, is six years old, and no longer teeny tiny. 

Please excuse me, while I go cool down with an Otterpop, and cry sad mom tears, right after I get Gigi another snack. I mean, it has been a whole thirty minutes since she last ate, I am sure she will be here, to tell me she is "starving" any second now. 

Now, tell me, what are you doing for the Summer?! Any big plans?! Playing it normal?! Let me know.

Don't forget to go check out the rest of this month's Use Your Words posts. I will meet you right there, after I get another iced cold Powerade. I cannot drink enough, since our heatwave hit. I even gave up and turned on the air conditioner.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Wonderful World #SecretSubjectSwap

Welcome to June's Secret Subject Swap. This month, eight fabulous bloggers submitted a secret subject, to randomly be assigned to a fellow blogger to craft into a blog post, and were assigned a secret subject of their own, to craft into their own unique blog post. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and publishing our posts.

My “Secret Subject” is:
You are on a walk and fall in a hole, it is another world, what do you see?

It was submitted by: (Thank you, Dawn, for such a thought provoking prompt!!)

As a young kid, I watched Star Trek. I actually really enjoyed it, even though Sci-fi was really not my cup of tea. Looking back, I'd be willing to bet that most of it wasn't something I fully understood. I really adored Jean Luc Picard, Worf, Spock, and Data. Lately, Chad has me watching Star Trek: Discovery, and once again, I'm enjoying it.

In Discovery, they've found themselves in an alternate, parallel universe. It has been entertaining, to see how the characters we've gotten to know, compare to their counterparts, in the alternate universe. It has also gotten me to ponder, what an alternate me would be like.

Is she alive? Has she died? If so, how did she die?! Is she good or bad?! Is she making her universe better!!?? Is she married?! Is she a mom?! What is her career, if she has one?! So. Many. Questions.

So, if ever I fall through a hole, into another world, I think my first hope, is for it to be the alternate version of this world. I would love to carefully explore, and discover the differences, meet the alternate versions of the people I know, and hopefully even meet myself. 

Obviously, I'm really hoping other me, is honest, kind, compassionate, helpful, empathic, brave, strong, successful, and making her world a much better place. As odd as it would feel, I'd love to ask her tons of questions. Hopefully, I could learn things, which would be useful back home in my universe. 

If alternate me, is bad news, I'd love to try to help and encourage her to change, and be a better person. I'd also warn everyone about the evil/terrible people from my universe, so they can watch them closely. Also, since sometimes a dead person in my universe, could possibly still be alive in the alternate universe. I would  try to spend as much time as possible with them. I'd soak up the time, and probably say some things, I should have said.

I'd also look into their science and medicine. I'd get information on their medical advances. I'd share any of ours, they don't have yet. I'm hopeful, that a trip of this nature, would be mutually helpful. I'd love to truly help our society. I'd even love to make myself a better person. 

Also, I'd be sure to try their foods. I'd also love to talk to Gigi, and maybe get some insight into what to do better, as her mom. Any insight would be appreciated. Five has come to an end, with her becoming a confusing little girl. Being her mom, is hard work. Totally worth it, but hard nonetheless, so insider information would be welcome.

So, what about you.... Where would your hole lead you to?! What would you do there!? Anyone hoping to go back to the past?! Forward to the future?! Please, let me know your hopes for your trip down the rabbit hole. I want details, please.

I hope you are all having a fantastic beginning of Summer. No complaints here. Don't forget to check out the rest of June's Secret Subject Swap posts. I'll see you there, once I get a refill. I'm currently brewing Dark Side Roasters, and it is so delicious!!

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