Posts Tagged ‘son’

When I was 19-years-old, I was a hot mess… But I don’t know that I would change anything because it all turned out okay — for the most part…

Me at age 18 or 19

Me at age 18 or 19

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This week’s thankfuls are pretty straight-forward. . .

 
I am so very thankful to have had my nine-year-old son down for a visit for a good ten days. (Thankful #1) He left super early on Tuesday morning. Those goodybyes are always so, so hard. . . But they are getting easier because it is becoming easier to realize that I will see him again soon. (Thankful #2) Plus, the handsome husband & I can go back to not worrying about how much (or how little) clothing we are wearing around the house! (Thankful #3) LOL. A nine-year-old boy just does not need to see certain things! 😉
 
My baby brother & his daughter!

My baby brother & his daughter!

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I have been a bit withdrawn lately. . . I think about trying to socialize more — in the blogosphere, reaching out to some local friends, making a call to my friends back home (in Washington) — but, I just don’t have the desire energy to deal with it. That sounds bitchy, but I swear it’s not. Maybe I’ll talk more about that another time. . .

Life & Death in nearly the same spot. (Image from morgueFile.com)

Life & Death in nearly the same spot. (Image from morgueFile.com)

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It’s been a ridiculously long amount of time since I last did a Ten Things of Thankful (TToT) post. Since I treat Calculated Chaos like my online diary, broadcasting all kinds of nastiness to the world, TToT, in my opinion, is a much-needed reprieve from all the negative crap that I need to vent about. It gives me a chance to focus on the good — or even just find the good, at times; I am always grateful for that. (Thankful #1) The handsome husband refers to it as my “My husband is so sexy & handsome & awesome” posts (or something to that effect) because he is one of the “things” I am grateful for the most often. Haha. 😉

It's been a while. . . (Image from morgueFile.com)

It’s been a while. . . (Image from morgueFile.com)

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It’s time for another Ultimate Coffee Date (UCD) — which I am going to attempt to combine with this week’s Ten Things of Thankful (TToT) post, so tell me how I do!! (I didn’t want to choose! Can you blame me?? 😉 )

(On a similar note, if you’re popping over from the Blog-tember Challenge, please know that today’s prompt, (A “currently…” post. Tell us what you’re loving, hating, reading, eating, etc.) will be done on Monday, because I already participate in a weekly “Currently.” link-up that I quite enjoy. SO, I hope y’all don’t mind me improvising to fit it all in!)

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Now, COFFEE!! 😀 Instead of meeting up at a local coffee joint this month, why don’t you come join me at my place? I love Starbucks & all, but I am really  trying hard not to get completely hooked on an endless amount of coffee each day — & they’re just so darn expensive! Now, I don’t have a coffee maker, as mine broke a while back — BUT the handsome husband surprised me by coming home with a mini French-press this week! (Thankful #1) We’ll have to make our coffee a cup at a time (which will help us savor it that much more!) & I can whip up some of my delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies while we chat! 😉 Make yourself at home!

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that Little RJ’s visit went quite well. (more…)

I don’t know about y’all, but it’s been a pretty fabulous week in my world. . .

Even though I had to say goodbye to my Little RJ on Monday (& won’t get to see him in person for another three months or so), I am still super grateful that I got the chance to spend some time with him this summer. (Thankful #1) (I don’t have that luxury with my oldest son — long story. Perhaps I will get into it another time. . . Then again, perhaps not. We’ll see.)

On Tuesday, I very nervously went to my first day of face-to-face classes at the local community college! It is a beautiful thing to be able to “start over” 15 years after leaving high school, huh? (Thankful #2) My mother fell ill the end of my junior year of high school & at the beginning of my senior year, I transferred to our district’s alternative high school, which screwed up any hopes I had of going straight to a four-year university after high school. My mother passed away half-way through my senior year & I barely graduated on time. I attempted classes at the local community college that next fall, but I had not allowed myself to properly grieve & wound up doing a hardship withdrawal. There’s been a stint at a career school (which I left around the time I found out I was pregnant & it was closed down just a couple of months later) & an attempt through a for-profit online school (but I was also single, working full-time with an infant at home & I over-extended myself). The third time’s a charm, right? This time around, I have the support of a loving (handsome) husband & the added confidence that comes with 15 years of some major ups & downs. It feels good. (more…)

I am currently. . .

Wondering: If I will ever actually need a jacket again. . . (more…)