Earlier this week I spoke to my 86 year-old uncle, who lives out of state, in a retirement home. He will sometimes go to my blog to see photos & catch up on any news. He asked about some of my Thanksgiving photos and I filled him in on our family get together.
He then asked me if I ever delete my older posts. I was confused. I explained that a blog is like a diary and I like to have an archive of my entries. I asked what he thought should be cleaned up.
He told me that there were just too many words and that my blog seemed to go on and on with no end in sight. I told him its ok to just look at the pictures.
Unless reading my missives helps him fall asleep!
Glad to know my life makes for a riveting read!
update: Uncle Marvin corrected me; he is 88 years old!
Shooting on the Fly
I am trying to bring a camera with me when I am running errands in my car. On Wednesday, I posted some quick photos I took of Holiday Lights in my neighborhood. The photos don't begin to do them justice. I want to take a walk at night to try again when the weather is nicer.
I decided to start a new blog, for my Drive By Shooting . I am in the process of setting it up; the new blog will be on my profile & attached to this blog. Hopefully this will help motivate me to take more photos and develop some skills. I took a few random shots on Friday that I will post.
A D.A.R.E. I Couldn't Refuse
While I pride myself on being a "Bad Momma", this time of year I really earn my moniker.
This is my busy time at work and I have been putting in a few 12 hour days & 60 hour weeks.
I have been leaving the house before everyone wakes up and spend a couple of hours in the evening before bedtime with my family. Fortunately this is just for a few weeks.
Thursday my husband called me in the afternoon to tell me I had to take my 5th grader to his D.A.R.E. graduation. It was my turn since my husband went last year for our oldest child. I resented the glee in his voice when my DH told me the program was 1.5 hours and would be packed. *yawn* followed by *sigh*!
After randomly choosing a seat and settling in, out of boredom I perused the program I was handed on the way in. The back had a list of "TIPS FOR PARENTS".
First on the list:
"Establish family rules that make the use of drugs non-negotiable".How would you begin to negotiate that?
"You can only use drugs on weekends, after dinner and before curfew, if your homework is done. Only marijuana. No crack, crank or heroin....."
I don't know about your house, but our policy is simple. You pull sh*t like that, you get your @## kicked!
Well that's the highlights of my week. And too many words for at least one "reader"!