Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bucket Lists

Everyone has a bucket list, even if that's not what you call it. It may not be written down, it may be constantly changing. I have two lists. The list that's what I want to do like: sky diving, horse back riding, white water rafting, travel etc. Pretty ordinary I know, but there it is.
The thing is.....I have another list, unlike most people. I don't know what will be added until it happens. See, this is a list of the bizarre stuff that happens in my life. We have already visited my being able to now call myself an oxymoron, that one was sweet. I now can add to my list.
I have a stalker. I know, sounds scary, I don't think it's as bad as it sounds. An old friend from high school has been bugging me a lot on facebook. Lots of creepy messages. I unfriended him and it didn't stop. I finally had to block him. I didn't want it to come to this, but it has. However, it is a little disappointing that he's a hand me down stalker. He was after another friend until she blocked him. Why can't I catch a break and have my own? I don't think I'm asking for much........
Anyway, I also have a lecherous old minister who is after me. When I see him he likes to hug me a little (alot) too long, kiss me on the lips, during hugs his hands sometimes drift a little south. This year he offered to rub aloe on my sunburnt back (and front!!!) I declined, but it's a bit creepy!!!
I can now add another item to my list. I've been stabbed! Sounds much more dramatic then it really is. My son was very upset, snapped while in the car, had a pen in his hand and stabbed me in the shoulder. Now, it hurt a lot but didn't even break the skin, let alone bruise. I mean really? Something like that happens and I want a war wound! Oh well, I guess I should be grateful, and I am, really. Mostly.
Here's the last thing on my list as it stands now: after having a rough weekend, I decided to treat myself with an iced coffee with all the fixings, I try to be good with skim milk and
sugar subs but I wanted to splurge, and splurge I did! The problem came when I got my receipt. I was given a senior citizen 10% discount!!!! I'm not even 40! I think I'm officially depressed. I mean I don't think I've aged that badly.
So I think that's it for now. I would add pictures of my receipt if I could figure out how. I'll keep up on my list and keep you informed.

1. Oxymoron
2. Hand-me-down stalker
3. Lecherous old minister
4. Stabbing
5. Old lady
what could be next?????

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Vacation at camp

Well, we made it through our vacation. This year I was able to go to communion every morning, and song service on the three days we had it. I even had a conversation or three with the people at the campgrounds. While certainly not a great or perfect week, but it was so much better than last year, we're calling it a rousing success.
How did it go so well this year you ask? Mario Kart for the wii. That's how. Yup, I bought the game and let my child play it all week. He even put an ad in the daily paper inviting others to come play with him. A few came, but it was almost non stop wii all week. I mean I was certainly all wii'd out. Was this the most responsible decision? No, it wasn't. But if you read my last post you'll understand why I sold out for the week. Now, don't get me wrong, he still went to jr bible study in the am, we went on regular walks around the grounds every day, he socialized at least a little everyday with other kids, we went to the beach almost everyday and he was a server at his classes breakfast. How amazing to be served breakfast by my kid with no complaints!!
Of course I took my showers after he went to bed. This means walking up to the bathrooms and leaving him alone in the camp. I even walked around the grove Thursday night to see the luminaries and show my support. So, it was better than the last couple of years, and I'm trying not to complain for that reason. Of course there is the added bonus of coming home to find the pool and tent still up and not damaged. I even did a little happy dance when I finally convinced myself that it was still there and truely not damaged in our absence. Now I just want to go back!!!