2015 is trying to kill me

You know, I usually look at a new year with excitement and full of wonder.  2015 is not even one month old and I’m already over it.  We’ve lost a family member (rest well, Marie), had ER trips, expensive car repairs, tummy issues, and wonky medication issues.

But, I’m going to look at the positives.  I’ve found my stride in some ways and am focused on the short-term goals instead of making the long game the ‘be all, end all’ of things. The Girl is rocking college like a boss.  The Boy is rocking his junior year like a boss and looking forward to visiting potential colleges.  The Hubs is healing nicely on top of being a fantastic guy.  The dogs are their usual giddy selves.  The kitchen is coming along nicely and I have not injured myself while getting it together.  Netflix and Amazon Prime have killer titles available.  The bad doesn’t outweight the good, but it’s trying.

The year may be trying to kill me, but I won’t let it.

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June 30, 2008: Please Take My Children to Work Day

I think I like that!  It was created with SAHMs in mind by MommaSaid.net. Oh, I wish someone (namely hubby) would take the kids to work with him one day.  He needs to really understand what it’s like to try to work when they’re on top of him.  Really, anyone that thinks that a SAHM or WAHM just hangs out all day playing with the kids, watching soaps, and eating bon-bons needs to spend a day in our shoes.

Making them understand that mom’s working is not the issue because they understand and even ask what my schedule is like.  It’s once I’m off the clock that they pounce.  Here’s a typical day:

Act 2, Scene 1 –

Girl: Mom, he’s touching my stuff!

Boy: Well she should play with me!

Act 3, Scene 4

Girl: MOM!  He’s sitting on the remote!

Boy: Her shows are boring!

Bedtime

Boy: Why did she hug dad first?  Why did dad hug her first?

Girl: Grow up whiner!

Boy: Sherrie, Dad!  Did you hear what she said?

And so on.

I’m not saying that I want to work somewhere else, and most SAHMs aren’t saying they want to go to work outside of the home.  We just need a break every once in a while, and not necessarily from the kids.  A break from the people who think we’re lazy slacker types or priveledged rich chicks would be nice. PTMCTWD would be awesome for that reason alone!

Here’s another thought – only childess people know what it’s like to never use the bathroom in peace.  That might seem like nothing to you, butto me and some of my stay at home sisters (and brothers), it would be a bit of paradise!

What I’ve Learned Since I became a Mom

This is a fab themed post from MommyFest!

Hmm.  Patience is the biggest thing.  I am 10 years older than my youngest brother, so I had to have some patience growing up, especially since he thought all of my stuff was the coolest.  But shooing a little brother off is not the same things as getting your child to entertain herself while you do dishes or take a shower or try to use the bathroom in peace.

I’ve also learned that idiocy abounds.  There are people who make crappy comments about you and your child’s appearance and behavior without knowing (or caring) about the situation or activity they missed seeing.  I remember running around with my daughter and forgetting the umbrella.  Big oops!  We decided to go on and play a little before heading home.  We were drenched during the sort shower, and anyone with textured hair can tell you what happens after the rain – POOF!  I’d gotten her buckled into her stroller and we were headed home, still giggly, but  little tired.  A couple of women saw us, shot me an evil look, then began to loudly comment about the shameful way I brought my child out of the house and so on.  I wish my my daughter had been asleep or at home so that I could comment, but I refuse to look like an ass in front of her.

That brings me to the third thing I’ve learned, how to bite my tongue.  I don’t tell people what I think of them in front of my kids, especially if I have something to say in anger.  This refers to idiots like the women mentioned previously, not a situation where I’m defending my kids or husband.

Fourth thing I’ve learned is that blood does not make family bonds any stronger or weaker.  I already knew that because I believe in 2 kids of family, the one were raised with for the most part & chosen.  Chosen family is made up of the people that come into your life and make a lasting impression – the best friend/sister/brother type.  My husband and stepson came as a package deal, just like my daughter and I were.   I rarely call my stepson my son because he’s my boy.  People do double-takes when he calls me Sherrie while my daughter calls me mom, but who cares.  And oh man do the kids look and act alike!  It’s a little scary.

Fifth thing I’ve learned is that the tiger protecting her cubs analogy is true.

Swing by and check out the other posts on this topic and share your own.  MommyFest will continue through the week, so it’s not too late to join us.

Hello world! A little about me

It’s been a crazy, busy week  so far.  In addition to pimping my ride and watching naughty my neighbors who were caught on tape, I’ve been earning my degree in 8 days (4 days left, woohoo), working in my pj’s and earning thousands a day, participating in the new, 100% legal  Paypal scheme that Oprah talked about, and enlarging my penis for her pleasure. I’d better get the door — it may be my new free pink Razar or laptop reward for completing a survey. Actually, that’s just a sample of the mail I’ve received this week.  I figured I wouldn’t mention the South African lottery win.
And now for the real intro.  I’m Sherrie, a married wahm of 2 in Charleston, SC.  Throw in a pair of dogs, school (for me), work and a home business, I’m a busy one.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Well,  would rather be loaded and work for the pleasure of it, but that’ll come in time.  When I’m not working I can be found cooking, collecting cookbooks, reading, walking, gaming a bit, and watching tv with the family. Anime, comedies, documentaries, and adventure flicks are in heavy rotation here.  I am a total geek and proud of it.
I work as a tutor/moderator as my ‘day job.’  My business is my baby, and I am a Shaklee Independent Representative and associate distributor of Mia Bella products.  Why direct sales?  Well, I enjoy being around people and would much rather make presentations in small groups in a relaxed setting rather than go back to a retail environment.  I also get to make my own schedule and work around all of the school & club events that I might miss if I worked someone else’s schedule.
I’ve been scammed in the work from home area before and will answer any questions anyone has for me. Scammers irk me to no end and I delight in emptying their pockets by warning people about them.
For now, I must be off.  Those email scams are calling & I feel the need to do some deleting.