Thursday, May 16, 2013
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Around the Life With Heathens house things feel "odd" these days. When I started this blog my oldest was 14 years old and all my heathens lived here at home. Fast forward seven years and my oldest, Big B, is now 21 and living with his girlfriend. The sweet teenager is now a man with a job, a life, and a beard I can't fucking stand!
Sis was 11 years old when this blog started and now she's 18 and living on her own with "her gay boyfriend" aka her roommate. Sis is now an amazingly beautiful, sweet, headstrong young woman who has her mother's stubbornness. So much so that sometimes I want to knock some sense into her!
MonkeyBoy is now "Hyper Heathen" and just turned 10 years old the other day. He was a cute little 3 year old when this all started and now he's a tall, extraordinarily intelligent, funny, sarcastic mini version of us all. He's also my last one still being homeschooled which is bittersweet as well. They grow so fast!
It feels wrong in a lot of ways having only one child in this house. I miss the noise of having two teenagers arguing and slamming doors. I miss knowing that all the kids have no choice but to be here on holidays. I miss checking three rooms each night to make sure everyone is tucked in and sleeping soundly. I just miss having all three of my lil heathens around me. Having your kids grow up sucks ass!
But I am proud of who they are becoming. I am proud of the people they are in their hearts because they are all good people. I am proud to be their mother every minute of every day. They will always be my heathens and I will always feel blessed that I got to have a Life With Heathens. ❤
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
I have decided that I'm going to make some New Year's CHOICES instead of Resolutions this year. I figure that if I can kick a two liter a day habit of drinking Wild Cherry Pepsi a few months ago then this shit will be easy! So here goes...
I choose to Live completely, Laugh often, and Love deeply.
I WILL do Tai Chi this year because I know it will be good for me.
I WILL do the Color Run (September 7th if anyone would like to join me) this year even if I walk it because accomplishing something fun is good for my soul.
I WILL go out and experience more life.
I WILL laugh more and make others laugh too.
I WILL focus more on the positive and less on the pain.
And I WILL continue to let those I love know how deeply they are loved and needed. I won't let opportunities pass that let me express just how much people mean to me. My life is filled with regret & I will start letting go of it and making sure I don't create new regrets. 2013 will be about healing my body, my soul, my mind, and my heart.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
This is an unknown person's brilliant take on what happened Friday :
"You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why.
It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single victim of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.
CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.
You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news."
I couldn't agree more Anonymous person, except I DO feel that when its harder to get help for mental health than it is to get a gun, we need better laws. So let's please always remember...
Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeleine F. Hsu, 6
Catherine V. Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Aveille Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison N. Wyatt, 6
Rachel Davino, 29
Dawn Hochsprung, 47 (principal)
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Lauren Russeau, 30 (substitute teacher)
Mary Sherlach, 56 (counselor)
Victoria Soto, 27 (teacher)
More in depth about the victims- Who They Were
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
You know you may have warped your almost 10yo with your Supernatural obsession when:
1) He loves saying "gank" and runs around telling the dog, "GANK 'ER SAMMY!"
2) He tells you running out of salt is NOT what Hunters do!
3) His new fave car is a black '67 Chevy Impala. He has also decided he is going to have one and name it "Baby the Metallicar".
4) He thinks we should all get Protection Symbol Tattoos on our chests.
5) He walks around the house singing "Cry No More" and "Eye of the Tiger" (Complete with leg air guitar).
6) He makes sure everyone knows the radio rules in the car which are "Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cakehole".
7) He wants to learn Latin so he can exorcise the demon he is SURE is in his big sister's butt.
8) He tells his father that Dean Winchester is "a sexy piece of man meat" thus leading your husband to ask you if your son likes guys and isn't he too young?
9) He asks if you can redecorate his room starting with painting a Devil's Trap on the ceiling and Angel Sigils on the window.
And last but not least...
10) He is still afraid of normal monsters in the closet but not any monster from Supernatural because as he said when he slipped, "We know how to gank those bitches mom!"
I love this kid!
Last week I was at the store with the Hyper Heathen (MonkeyBoy's new nickname) standing in line telling him "No" for the zillionth time when this woman just out of the blue asks me, "What happened to your tooth?". Now just so you know, I'm missing the third tooth over on the bottom front for clarification. Most people don't even notice it but for some reason Madam Rudeass did.
After I picked my jaw up off the floor (Who the hell asks a question like that??), the first thing I thought to say was, "I lost it in 'Nam". Before I could bask in how witty and funny I thought I was, without missing a beat the elderly gentleman in front of me popped out his dentures and said, "Those Vietnamese bastards got ALL of mine!".
His wife gasped, the cashier turned red, I burst out laughing, and the woman who asked the question in the first place just looked at the old man and I blankly.
That has to be one of the best replies to a rude question that I've ever heard!
Touché old guy. Touché.
Im backkkkkkkk! The blogging bug has hit me recently and I figure its about damn time I do something about it! So I will set the stage for how this blog is going to go with my first post. If you are easily offended then this blog isn't for you. If you like sarcasm, aren't bothered by a potty mouth that would make Dane Cook cringe, and like to laugh then Hello my friend!
Things A Parent Probably SHOULDN'T Say To Their Kid:
1) "Quit talking and GO THE FUCK TO SLEEP!"
2) "Ignore your father, he's an idiot"
3) "Your grandmother is a psychotic whore" (my egg donor)
4) "Don't go in his house, he's probably a fucking pedophile!" (A neighbor)
5) "Tell your father to quit being an asshole, but don't SAY asshole you're not allowed"
6) "That kid ever touches you again punch him in the throat!"
7) "If your AWANAS leader tells you one more time that we should all get baptized, tell her Mommy worships Satan and the only reason she lets you come to AWANAS is because she thinks its a scout troop that allows gays. Nevermind don't say that!"
And last but not least...
"See that kid over there? Don't act like him because he's acting like a douchebag. He's one worth ganking" (Ganking is a word that my 10 year old and I picked up off our favorite show, Supernatural. It means kill on the show but mostly we use it as a way to say they need hushed up).