What do they have to do with each other? They damaged my three sisters garden. The dogs ran though and damged a few stalks of corn. It rained pretty hard last night and this morning I about cried. No less than six stalks fallen to the wayside. I guess the hens can much on them. Now I need to replant new ones as there are giant gaps in my "field"
Gaps and dying stalks.
Bigger ones were okay. I think the medium height ones did not like heavy rain.
So much going on in my head right now. Uggg! Okay, so either Jimmy or myself may give my cousin a kidney. So now we really need life insurance....and a will.....and a guardian for our kids. But, who is gonna take five kids???ALL FIVE!!!!! I half way sobbed this to Hezzie's teacher/aide. She said she would. What a sweetie. But, nobody in my family will? WHAT THE HECK?
In saying that I need moe community. My community died some time ago, This makes me sad and is it wrong that I would like more time with friends? Is that bad?
My garden is growing...love my garden.
My uncle is dying.
I want to live in Austin now, but will miss a dear friend..gonna happen anyhow.
I wish my brother was clean.
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Besides a couple rose bushes we don't yet have flowers in the yard. We do have what I believe are wild mustard greens growing outside the fence. Some of the plants were getting quite big so I took some scissors and went at it. This is the end result.
I like how they are kind of haphazard. I mean that is kind of how we live anyways...haphazardly.
I turned 35 on May 2nd. I had been sick the previous week with some crazy flu and then when I started th feel better my period made an appearance. Since I turned 27, I have not really felt any older and even tweeted about it. Yesterday as I was out in my backyard/garden I snapped some pictures of myself.
On my forehead are tiny lines(wrinkles), they stretch just through the middle. Part of the aging process, beautiful and natural. My nose is wide and on the top is a scar from fourth grade chicken pox. On my left eyebrow there is a scar from playing and running from my German Shepard in a rocking backyard. I have moles and freckles here and there. They are all apart of what makes me, ME.
I brushed my dreads out last week because nothing was really happening with them and having had some high fevers it all felt greasy. My hair is still black as can be, still no signs of silver. My grandfather was into his 70's before he had any silver, mom dyes hers out. Sometimes I imagine when it does come in it'll be a cool streak like Mrs. Munster.
See, unlike many woman I know I embrace aging, granted I am on 35 right now. I look forward to the days when my kids kids are on my lap. I look forward to when my husband can retire and we can just do things without work on Monday. I look forward to seeing my children living their passions. I am glad to be 35 moving towards 36.
I know most girls dreamed of being a mom or on the arm of Kirk Cameron when I was younger. My dream was of child free days and world travel. I dreamed of living on nothing and writing books that would make my mom blush and my stepmom question my sanity. Then I was eighteen and living my other dream, being a Marine.
When I was stationed in North Carolina at Camp Johnson also known as Montford Point. I met a dashing young man who was nineteen. He was tall, thin, light haired and blue eyed. He seem wordly and unlike the other Marines well read. My life as I knew it was changing. Although, for quite some time I only admitted liking him as a friend, I knew I was lying. How much of a lie? Like saying I rock a Kardashian body right now.
That was 1994 and lets fast forward to 2011. Here I am! I have six kids (including my stepdaughter). My life is my kids. Of course I sometimes wonder had I taken a different road if I would be that world traveler? that novelist? that NYC girl I dreamed of? Then I realize life is much better that I had expected.
I have written a novel although, it remains un-submitted. I have traveled to one other country and don't know if I could handle NYC. I still have an edge and sometimes act like I don't like my husband.
Got to say it has been good. When with my mom and brother for a mothers day brunch. It was nice and ran into some old friends from school. Came home and relaxed. The kids found a lizard skin out back. Waylon took the most interest in it. He knew it was shed because the lizard grew to big for the skin.
It always amazes me what kids know. They learn and discover so many things and I am here to help them along the journey. The journey so far has been really amazing.