August 28, 2008

I am all about my Biz-ness today.

Saucy Sashi and I are on the road from Butt-Crack of Dawn to well...lots of Moon Shine. How's that for a Momma Business description?
Klassy language (with a K) and booze.
Our mommas should be so proud!
Seriously though, we will be traveling from before the sun until well after the moon beams greet us. With a Full JBF Prep Day in the middle.
Please keep us in your prayers if you happen to think of us today.
Saucy says she's not a Crip any more, but I'm a firm believer one can't have too much prayer.
And I kinda, sorta have a night blindness thing going for me.
We're a pair to behold in action.
Which, btw, I will be rousing the senses with pix tomorrow. We always say, "We should take pix. Document our JBF Days." Well, we are.
It will be thrilling. It will be compelling. It will knock your socks off.
Love Note to my Big Shooter: If I haven't told you lately how much I appreciate your willingness to "take over the home front" while I am out gallivanting...I am. And you ROCK, Sweet Cheeks!

August 27, 2008

I'm old y'all. Old as dirt. Girl Child said so.

It all started this morning, very early, when she came into the bathroom where I was finishing my hair. As she's walking towards me she stops in mid sentence., "Mommy, are you read...?" Pause. Then with utter disbelief, "You're not going on TV with that hair are you?" I laughed and replied in the affirmative. She slowly shook her head in a way that clearly stated, "I cannot believe it! She has certainly lost her marbles..." Her actual words said, "I wouldn't wear that hair on TV to save the planet."
Alrighty then.
Her teacher needs to work on a lesson in Subtlety.

A short time later as we were pulling out of the drive-way, it dawned on Boy Child we were leaving. He raced out onto the porch waving and blowing kisses unabashedly in his skivvies. I opened my door (I am unable to use my window at the moment. Another story.) and gave him the "I love you" hand sign. He blew another kiss and went back on the porch. Girl Child said, "What'd ya throw out?" "Oh, I didn't throw anything out honey. Remember, I can't use my window so I opened my door to stick my hand out and gave Brother the I love you sign," I corrected. To which she replied, "What'd ya throw out is a question Mommy. Like...what sign, what signal did you give your friends? You know...throw out there?"
As the dawning of the phrase fell on me, so did that awful age old feeling that hits all parents sooner or later. "I'm old. In fact, I'm so old and out of it, my 8 year old is more hip than me..."

You know the saying "Ya learn somethin' new every day?" Well, that was not the lesson I wished to learn today.

I am old. Old as dirt. With bad hair to boot.

Love Note to my Big Shooter: I'm throwin' out some lovin' to ya Baby.

Editor' Note: Sorry to get your hopes up about a guest appearance. Apparently, you have to actually vocalize a request. I didn't realize that I guess. Bummer. I'll try again.

August 26, 2008

Brain Dead Momma

I have a serious case of Olympic Withdrawals...
I kept reminding myself all the live long day that "Yes. You must get on with real life now." I am/was addicted. I used them as an excuse to sleep in since I was up so late, blog until the wee hours, spend countless time "researching" little stories...
I, and the Crumb Snatchers, are feelin' the pain today. Both physically and mentally.

Now I am back in OASDA (Olympic Addicts and Sleep Deprivation Anonymous) and re-starting my 12 steps to Recovery. However, I am a tad on the Brain Dead side of life.

Therefore, when I received one of those silly "Get to know your girlfriends questionnaire" from my long lost Teacher Friend I was amused by how amused I was by it. In plain English: I am so dadgum Brain Dead I found a questionnaire fun. THAT my friends, is a sure sign of BDM. Brain Dead Momma.

And to further bore you, I am going to post it with my answers.

1. What is your occupation right now? Teacher, Small business owner, Nurse, Cook, Laundress, House Keeper and Sex Slave. (Okay, so I had you until the last one. Now you're not sure which are true and which are not.)
2. What color are your socks right now? Barefoot, but my toes are Slut Red. Does that count?
3. What are you listening to right now? Blissful silence. All four creatures (Crumbs, Big Shooter and Brain Dead Pug) are gonzers. Nigh-Night.
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Mexican Scramble (eggs, ham, cheese, cilantro, and salsa)
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Yes. Drove tractors, grain & potato trucks and my very first car.
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Saucy Sashi ~ I'm taking a JBF trip without her. She conveniently let her kids start school today and is making me go do an interview... on the air... by myself. Pray for Springfield please! Okay, so she hurt her back. Bad. Like, in a wheelchair BAD. Don't tell her I told you. Please. She's weird about stuff like that. AND, my Soul Sister (who just happens to have a degree in MEDIA is going with me. More like, I am going with her. Thank you God for best pals that always have the perfect quote and the best media personality on the planet. How cool is it that she's my Soul Sis?
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes. And I miss seeing her. I've never personally met her last two kids. That's sad.
8. How old are you today? 39 years, 7 months, and 8 days (all I know is it's closer to 40 than 39 now...eww.)
10. What is your favorite drink? Ice cold 2% milk, then lemonade, then coolers, then Diet Vanilla Dr. Pepper from QT. I think in that order.
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Every time someone reminds me by asking, "So is your hair, blond..ish...brown...ish...or are your roots really black...?"
12. Favorite food? Mexican
13. What is the last movie you watched? The Dark Knight - Holy Moley. Go. Right now. Go.
14. Favorite day of the year? Any day I don't have to cook or clean.
15. How do you vent anger? With the kids present - turning purple til my head pops off. Without the kids present - ranting...a sometimes, a teeny-tiny little cursing may slip in there. I may or may not make up foul words for Big Shooter's amusement.
16. What was your favorite toy as a child? My bike and I know he's not a toy, but my Grandpa.
17. What is your favorite season? Fall. No, Summer. Hmmm, maybe even Spring here in Oklahoma. Those three. Unless, I were still in Idaho. Then it'd be Winter.
18. Cherries or Blueberries? MMMMMMmmmm. Both.
19 - 21 Deleted...
22. Living arrangements? Currently married.

23. When was the last time you cried? Just now thinking about last night when The Flame went out...
24. What’s on the floor of your closet? Shoes, half packed suitcase from the last time I threatened to leave Big Shooter, my Weatherby (no, I forgot, my dad borrowed it), and Big Shooter's important belongings/crap.
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest? My dear, dear friend Sheila. Who, graduated from Stanford in three years, finished med school in like the top 2%, saves women and baby whales and has 3 kids. We have so much in common.
26. What did you do last night? Cried. Blogged. Cried. Blogged.
27. What inspires you? The Love of My Life. He is the strongest person I know. He is the most loving person I know. He is my life. (In case of emergency, reach for the air sick bag in seat back in front of you...)
28. What are you most afraid of? Losing a family member.
29. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? The more spicy the better to breath on you my Dear!
30. Favorite dog breed? New Foundlands, Great Pyrenees, Pugs, Chihuahuas (not in that order)

31. Favorite day of the week? Late Friday afternoon.
32. How many states have you lived in? Idaho, Nevada, Illinois, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming. Did I miss any mom?
33. What do you wish for most at this point in your life? Other than this to end, I most wish and pray for is good health for my Big Shooter.

Alrighty then, I am sure you are on the edge of your seat waiting to see what other mundane things I can tell you. But, people I am pooped.
Girl Child and I have an early morning. The get up Before the Butt-Crack of Dawn kind ahead of us.
So goodnight.
Tomorrow I am hoping to Big Shooter will agree/fall victim to my pleading, begging, cajoling and guest blog. Won't that be a ring-dinger?

Love Note to my Big Shooter: Darlin' they will love you. Love you. I am sure with a little encouragement from them and me, you'll see the light. Come on over to this side of the keyboard Big Guy. It's fair weather over here. You'll enjoy it, I promise. (heh. heh.)

August 25, 2008

...until Vancouver 2010

I have no profound words. The Shooter fam is deliriously tired from 16 very late nights. We feel satiated by great memerable moments. Our most favorite game right now is "So now what's your favorite Olympic moment".

* Girl Child loved the swimming. Anything swimming. She also loved the rhythmic gymnastics (much to my chagrin) and the synchronized swimming.

* Boy Child loved the BMXers. I assume because of the spectacular crashes. Anything field - javelin, long jump, high jump, pole vault.

* Big Shooter also loved the swimming. And volleyball - inside and beach.

* I loved all of it. Couldn't seem to get enough of it.

Queen B asked if I was weepy when the flame went out?
I replied, "No, it was a full-on cryfest with a snotty blow to boot!"

Apparently, I had not prepared/informed the Crumb Snatchers the flame would be extinguished in the cauldron. Little tiny oversight.
As I was giving a quick lesson about the flame originating in Greece and being carried around the world to the host country to light the new cauldron, my voice cracked...all was lost after that.

I have one more flag to give away. Leave a comment about these Games. If you already have one or won one, still leave a comment because an extra flag is always handy for parades, holidays or protests right?

Following is a looong group of our favorite moments.
What a beautiful sight.
Both of them.

Until Vancouver in 2010...

Love Note to my Big Shooter: Guess what? The next Games are only 536 days away!