Friday, September 30, 2011

When did I get old?

Today is my 40th Birthday....and that is the last time we will talk about that no longer exists.  I was good with 20.  I got married that year.  I was good with 30 but 30 wasn't good to me.  I had just had a baby a few months before and then the day after my 30th birthday, I had to have my gallbladder removed. But I survived!  This one...not so much.  This is old (I am not trying to hurt anyone's feeling, I promise). But seriously, when you reach this milestone....some dreams and hopes and other things just aren't possible anymore.

For instance, I can't be a fireman or an astronaut.  Okay, so I didn't really want to be either of those but I might still would have like the chance.  I can't be a supermodel.  No one wants to see America's Next Saggy Boobs and Jigglely Butt.  I am too old to join most Olympic I am an athlete of any kind. But still.  I am too old and too tired to go back to school so I have to stick with the degree I have and right now it isn't my favorite.

I hurt when I get out of bed in the mornings, I hurt when I tried to get up off of the floor.  The boys help me across the street (for which they nearly got a butt whooping) and I am pretty sure I got an AARP brochure in the mail.

I can't can't wear leggings because old people shouldn't wear them.  I can't wear tank tops because my muscle tone is NOT well defined.  I still wear my High Heels and will  never ever give them up, feet hurt a little more each time I wear them. 

Don't get me wrong.  There are a few things that are great for the over 39 crowd.  I can say what I feel out loud because old people have that right.  I get to eat dinner at 5 pm with the rest of the seniors.  I get 8 hours of sleep because I go to bed at nine pm.  

So for my friends who have turned 40...I am sorry...I feel your pain.  For my friends who are almost there...start lying to yourself and preparing for the great depression.  I am surviving this traumatic experience with tequila and by telling myself that I am 29....again.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Channeling Fried Green Tomatoes

As most of you know by now, I have quit my job!! A good decision for the most part (except for the night terrors where I wake up wondering WHAT THE HECK I HAVE DONE!). Anyway, you know how you think you are on the right path and things are going to start looking usually just kicks you hard in the butt.  For example, I quit my job on a Wednesday and on Saturday...I did this.......

This is not my car!

This is my car!

I was on my way to my sister's to help her get ready for a party.  We have a narrow-ish street and people love to park on the street instead of IN THEIR DRIVEWAYS! So I am backing out of my drive when I hear this very loud crunch!  Some very young (and sweet) girl had parked directly across from my driveway.  I have an SUV and sit kind of high and I didn't even see her car sitting there.  I pull back up and get out to look.  I had three thoughts at that moment...1) Derrick is going to kill me (he was not home at the moment and I really dreaded making that call)...2) Terri is gonna be mad because I was gonna be late for party decoration making....3) How dumb can a person really be to park behind someone's drive way!!  This is where I channeled my inner Kathy Bates.  I am furious..I have already dented the maybe I should just take out my frustrations on the poor soul's car. I seriously thought about getting back in the car and revving the engine and letting go all while screaming "Face it, girls, I'm older and I have more insurance."  

However, I knew that was not the Christian or practical thing to do. Sigh. So I called the insurance, Derrick, and the police.  It is all taken care of.  My insurance paid up and my car in now fixed.  Pretty sure that my insurance will now go up but I figure that this is the first accident I have actually knowingly caused...and that is pretty good for nearly 25 years of driving.  Still, I was correct....Derrick wasn't happy.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Baseball Baseball Baseball.

It seems that baseball is our life.  Reid played Little League this spring and he made the Prosper All Star team.  He is quite the catcher and enjoyed almost every minute of it....he didn't care for the losing bit..but that is life.  We thought we were done with it until a friend asked us to join a Fall League.  So...being the idiots that we are...we joined.  Reid is loving it.  We had our first game two weeks ago in the 107 degree heat.  The boys did awesome but the rest of us nearly died!  Kale and his best friend got a little sick to their stomachs and ALL the moms started freaking out.  A couple of showers of ice cold water and they were feeling better.  We all decided right then we were going out and buying a Sports Umbrella...who builds a baseball park in Texas with no shade?  Seriously! On a positive tan is getting better and better! Ha!

Sport Brella 8ft Portable Sun & Shade Umbrella - Blue
This is a sports brella...all the cool (literally) moms had them and now I thinking we might need one.

 This is Reido's All Star Team...I don't have pictures of his Fall League yet..but they are coming!!

 Reid in motion...he really is a good player...and he takes it VERY seriously!

Ready and Waiting!!

At a tournament last weekend, Reid was a target.  Every time he got up to bat, the pitcher hit him.  Afterwards, he asked if the next time he got him, could he rush the mound.  We laughed and said no!  The next day, another pitcher kept getting really close to beaning him....he turned to the pitcher, pointed his finger at him and said "Watch it"!  The crowd went wild!  They wanted to know where is attitude came from....Derrick pointed at me!  Nice.  The pitcher got his act together and finally quit hitting the players!  Gotta love it!!

I will end with a few pictures from Reid's Baseball Birthday...Derrick and I took Reido and his best friend, Adam, to tour Ranger Stadium.  It was very cool.  I think I had more fun than anyone.  Here are a few of the highlights.

The boys in the Press Room...Reid really loved this!!  He wants to grow up to be a General Manager!!

 One of the Ranger's hitting...he was a new guy and we didn't know him but he could smack the crap out that ball!

This is me sitting where Josh Hamilton sits...yes...I am a HUGE fan and they literally had to drag me off that seat.  I figure that will be the closest I will ever get to him!  I kind of embarrassed the boys...but that is what a mom does!!

This is Reid look out from where Ron Washington sits....he said he will be there someday...and I absolutely believe him!!