Friday, October 20, 2006



So many husbands would agree......

Today is a much better day....KK had her award ceremony last night. The ceremony itself was a joke. It appeared as though it was planned at the last minute. Nobody knew what they were doing, the students didn't know when to stand up, sit down, or recieve their awards. I felt bad for all of the kids that worked so hard.

KK, however, made us proud as hell. She has stuggled with her learning diabilities, and depression for years. Last year at this time, I was getting phone calls from the school because she was skipping class, talking back to teachers, (I know!! What a shock! MY kid, flapping her lips!), and forgetting homework. I am so impressed with her turn around. Hubby and I knew that she had it in her, it was convincing HER that was difficult.

In one week I have watched my eldest daughter graduate from high school, and watch my middle daughter recieve an academic award for english. I don't think that I can take anymore for awhile. I wonder what the little one has in store for me?

My former MIL came by on Wednesday with some furniture, cookbooks, and dishes for us. She had to put her mom in a nursing home recently and she's feeling kind of low. It couldn't be avoided. Grandma had fallen in the tub, set my girls' Christmas gifts on fire last year, was giving out money to dead beats just stopping by for that purpose, and was losing weight because she had forgotten whether or not she had recently eaten. My heart goes out to my dear friend(MIL). I can only imagine what a nightmarish decision it must have been for her.....

Tonight, we're off to buy new winter coats. I may regret spending the money next week, but it has to be done....The little one has grown so much that her big sister's hand me downs are too small....

So, that's my week in a nut shell. I skipped over the part about KC going to VORP and dealing with the crack head because I am too pissed to write about it. I will, though. I want to end the week with ahppy thoughts....Have a great weekend, every one.....

23 comments:

ldbug said...

Husbands/boyfriends/men in general would agree with that sign!

So proud of your kid's accomplishments:-)

Sorry about your friend, she just has to constantly remind herself that putting her mom in a home doesn't mean she loves her any less. In fact, caring for her, and making sure she is safe is more loving. Some of the elderly just end up abbandoned, it's so sad.

Well,have a good weekend!!! :-)

Life, or Something Like It said...

ldbug - My former MIL has had an awful relationship with her mom for years. Nothing that has ever done has made her mom proud, happy, or even impressed her in the least. She was adopted, and her mom never let her forget it...I think that that this is the biggest reason for her misplaced guilt...She feels like she is somehow 'paying her back' for all of the unhappy years...Not so, Grandma needs help. It is sad...

Yay for my kids!!!!
Have a good weekend, ldbug! :)

Life, or Something Like It said...
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Nonny said...

LOL at the sign.

You really need to get that Hitman game. It's a great stress reliever ;)

Hope you have a serene weekend.

popfizz said...

i would go to church were that sign real.

ho hum..

Heidi the Hick said...

Go get KK.
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KK! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!
(I knew you could do it.)
YOU ROCK!!!

Love, Auntie Heidi

mjd said...

Amen to that.

Congratulations, I hope that your weekend is wonderful too. Take care.

Coffeypot said...

I am very proud of KK and she should be proud of herself.

As for the church sign, it is absolutely true. When a woman does that for me, she has all the power in the world. :)

SkippyMom said...

I laughed out loud at the sign! Too funny! Then I had the biggest grin for KK - YIPPEE FOR HER! You can tell how proud [rightfully so] you are of her - tell her we all said "Great Job!"

I am sorry, tho', for your MIL's Mom - it is a hard thing to go through, but it sounds as tho' it is for the best. It is an unenviable choice so many of us have to make at one point, but it has to be done. Hugs to you both.

Have a great weekend! It is great to see you happy!

CindyDianne said...

Biddie - I am so glad you made it through the week. I knew you would, of course. But, I am so glad you made it through the week anyway! Yay for you!

An even bigger YAY to KK! WOOHOOO!

Life, or Something Like It said...

coffeypot - you made me laugh!!
Thanks for the kudos for KK.

skippymom - Thanks for stopping by! I think that KK is tired of her mom saying 'we are soo proud of you!!!', but I keep saying it anyway. Come back again, we'll talk...

popfizz - It's a real sign..people like us just can't get our minds out of the gutter. Thanks for stopping by!


To everyone else -I am way too lazy to do a lot of writing, so thanks to everyone for the support for KK. I am soooo p[roud of her!

Gardenia said...

Life - boy your blog is appropriately named. Good luck coat searching - my boss dragged me out of work yesterday to coat search with her...she found one! Its snowing here. I bought a light jacket I have to take back - too small.

Aren't kids wonderful? I know you are proud. Most have a bumpy spot here or there, but in the end, children are what makes life worth the goaround. Wait till you have grandkids!

Life, or Something Like It said...

diana- I think that grandkids must be the icing on the cake. I know already what kind of grandma I'll be. The cool one. I am in no rush, mind you.
We went out yesterday to look for coats...What an epic adventure that was! We are heading back out shortly, cause we found NOTHING that an 11 year old and a 15 year old 'would be caught dead in.'
SIGH....
I still need one too. I would rather poke out my eyes than go coat shopping for me. You gain weight and people think that means that you should wear a birdhouse/kittycat/puppy dog on your coat/shirt/blouse.
ARGH...
And thank you, I thought my blog was appropriately named..Good luck with your winter coat...

her indoors said...

just been catching up my what a shit time youve had, hope things are on the up. hugs to you and well done KK x

Anonymous said...

My first reaction to your sign was "awww" then I read your comment. ha! congrats on the shock value!

Life, or Something Like It said...

her indoors - things are better here, it was a rough week, but I get by with a little help from my friends...Good to see you home in one piece.

vicki - thanx for stopping by. Glad I could make you smile! Stop by any time.

dilling said...

You can't regret buying winter coats! You gotta do it! Hope this week is much better for you!

dilling said...

WOW, look at all your links now!!!!

Life, or Something Like It said...

hey, Dilling- you know that Heidi did the links for me...I would crying into my keyboard if I had attemped to it myself.....

Gardenia said...

Well, after the great coat hunt is accomplished, I think you should post the photos!!!!!

Last year I picked out coats for my grandkids (age 14 and 12) with shaking hands - mailed them off, and they SAID they loved them.

You are right about larger coats being sorta dorky sometimes - we FINALLY got a clothing store in this town - but everything is a size 12 and under. I have been a size 12, but being 6'2" that is really on the way too thin side - but right now, maybe my thigh would fit a size 12 - well........?

I would love to see a Lane Bryant store right now. Although that was rough going for a while too - the last few years were hip-hop clothing, then came the short tops and low pants - there is nothing sexier, hahahahah, than a 6'2" grandma in low rider pants, her belly hanging over and the short top giving a full show of granny belly. Happy days for now popular tunic tops!

fancy-face said...

you go girl...

dilling said...

diana? 6'2"? Have you ever heard of Molly Ivins? She is a large woman from a family(and a clique) of small framed women...she calls herself a Clydesdale amoung Thouroughbreds... I adore her...and her outlook.

Heidi the Hick said...

I can't believe I'm the friend that helps with computer stuff. That is tooooo weird. Honestly.

I love this blog. Biddie, write more!