Sunday, July 10, 2011

Blogger: MY Kids on the Block - Create Post


Blogger: MY Kids on the Block - Create Post

Watching a little "Hoarders" on A&E.  I'm so happy I'm not a hoarder.  Kent thinks I 'collect' a little too much - ummm.....NO I DO NOT.  Thankyouverymuch!

So, I'm horrible at coming up with Blog topics, and the only people who really 'follow' my blog would be bored if I just stole THEIR ideas.  SO - I'm back to the questions I started a few weeks ago.  Now, for numbers 21-30. 

1. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?

Well, as it stands, I’m pretty much a ‘worried genius’ and that isn’t working for me.  I hate worrying – so being blissfully stupid appeals to me right now!

2. Why are you, you?

I really think that the person you become in life, is a direct result of every person you have known, and every experience you have lived.  I’ve been rejected by many people close to me, so I seek a lot of approval and love from people.  At the same time, I make sure my kids know I love them EVERY day – every chance I get!

3. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?

I know that I have been a friend to every friend I’ve ever had.  I love completely, and trust fully – until you show me I can’t.  Sadly, some of my ‘friends’ have decided that my opinion doesn’t matter (especially if it’s opposite of theirs) and that I should drop everything in my life to make THEM a priority.  When I’m just an ‘option’ to them.  OH well….the friends I do have – the REAL friends – are worth WAY more than the pretend friends I used to have.

4. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?

WHEN A GOOD FRIEND MOVES AWAY!!!  Seriously???  Belena moves, Laury moves, Ann moves…..I’m not making new friends EVER AGAIN!!

5. What are you most grateful for?

My children.  With every fiber of my being, and every breath in my body. 

6. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?

Oh good Lord – let me lose the old ones – they are great and all, but maybe I’d be much happier if I didn’t have to think about the old ones and only be concerned with making NEW ones!?

7. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?

Hhhmmm…..Sadly, I assume everything is the truth and all people are good.  But you know what they say about assuming!! 

8. Has your greatest fear ever come true?

Almost.  When Rogan was born, we almost lost him.  I thank God every day he let him stay with us!

9. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?

Well….which time?  HA!  Sometimes, when I’m upset about the SAME things I was upset about 5 years ago – it really does matter.  Then I realize, “Wait, I’m still here, doing what I’ve been doing.  Guess it’s NOT that important”. 

10. What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?

I have way too many to count.  Playing at Sara’s house, baking with my momma, reading with Oscar Allen Honey Cotton Pond, bottling wine with Dad, playing games at the CafĂ©, ANY time I spent at Granny’s farm, neighborhood games of hide-n-seek, the swimming pool, and a zillion others.  Why is it so special?  Well, because it made me who I am!! 

Friday, June 17, 2011

10 more questions to make you think.

A few more questions to make you think...

11.You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?

I've been in this situation - if it is a close friend of mine - everyone would already know it. If they talked like that anyway - I'd set 'em straight. I've done it before, and I'd do it again. Sadly, I've even put my friends before myself.

12.If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?

Stay a baby - life is easier when someone else is cleanin' up your messes, and feeding you. HA!

13.Would you break the law to save a loved one? Well, it depends on the loved one, and the law.

14.Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?

Only in the mirror. Kidding - I know a lot of artists that people think are insane, but rarely their true talent shines through.

15.What’s something you know you do differently than most people?

Vote. I vote for the party who really want to help people. Pretty sure Jesus did that.

16.How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?

Everyone has a different joy-meter. Something about that whole "Free-Will" thing.

17.What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?

Go back to Greece. My husband. And my kids. HA!

18.Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?

I'm sure I'm holding onto a lot of 'somethings'. Although, I'm finding it easier and easier to let it go.

19.If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?

Greece - the beauty, the carefree lifestyle, the history.

20.Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?

I do not - only because I like to laugh at people who DO push it more.

Stay tuned for more - feel free to answer some yourself!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I came across this AWESOME website this week, while ‘stumbleing’:

I’m going to try my hand at answering some of these questions, and responding to different things that they’ve posted that really make me think. Let’s start with #1.

1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

I really feel like I’m around 21….I am constantly dreaming about my life in college – back at Maryville. I was only 18 then, but when I was 21, I was WAY smarter, and would like the chance to re-live that part of my life. I know I durned sure don’t feel almost 36.

2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?

Failing really sucks. I don’t like to lose. But, I also don’t like to sit on the sidelines and wonder ‘what if’ either. :/ I guess I’ll stick with Failing sucks.

3.If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?

When you are faced with responsibilities i.e. kids, jobs, marriages, etc., we do things we HAVE to do. and sometimes they are things we don’t like. Truly lucky people find a job they love to do – so it isn’t like that. Many things that I myself like to do – I can’t do because I’m married with 4 children. I would love to travel the world, and dance in discos, and party all night with new friends. As a grown-up, that just isn’t possible anymore. As a 17 year old gorgeous young lady set loose in Greece – it was a DREAM world!

4.When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

Okay, this is MISTY talking here – of course I will have said more than I’ve done! DUH! I’m a TALKER! But I do make sure the job is finished.

5.What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?

I would rather get rid of all religions, or magically make all religions conveniently combine perfectly. And all the nutcases were kicked out. Perhaps then, true happiness and calmness can happen across the globe!

6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?

Having babies (not really the delivery though – unless it was like Avery’s birth) and raising kids – I’d have a dozen or more if I could! If Happiness was the currency I could be paid that paid the bills – I would be in HEAVEN! I love my kids, and I love babies, and helping others with their babies! I would be Oprah level with my ‘pay’!! Top of the FORBES list, I’m sure!

7.Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?

Kent says that ‘overall’ I am doing what I believe in. And you wouldn’t settle for less than that”. I Feel like I settle for a lot of things that are out of my control. I’m going to school to learn the way to get the job I believe in, and am determined to get. But I’m afraid I’ll settle for the first one that is offered. I do know, with no question, that I will do my best at whatever it is.

8.If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?

Well, I would have started having kids sooner, and had a lot more!! And at age 36 – I would for have them set for their lives. Maybe.

9.To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?

I take responsibility for every course my life has taken. I came back from Maryville. I left Ryan for Kent. Kent and I worked together on school schedules and plans for the future…….Anything else – it’s all be on ME. I did it.

10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?

I always try my best to do the right things. In addition to that, any task I need to complete – I work hard to do it right.

This is the first 10 questions for the night…more to follow, I’m sure. The Ambien has kicked in, and I need to sleep. G’night all! And thanks to Sharon-Anne for my B&N Gift Certificate!

~ Misty

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The list of lists.

We should write a book of lists. Let's start with a list of lists.

1. Things that make people jealous.
2. Reasons I think you're gay. Or not. You choose.
3. Things that make your face turn red, and make you scream.
4. Things that make you go hmmmm.....*giggle*
5. Reasons I should. Or shouldn't. Again, you choose.
6. Things that make me angry.
7. Things that make YOU angy.
8. Things that bring a true, genuine smile to your face.
9. 10 things you can say that will hurt my feelings.
10. 32 things that I love about you.

It's a start. Workin progress....if you will....

~ Misty

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My 'meme' Part TWO

17. Who would you like to show up at your door to say they love you? Any member of NKOTB. Preferrably Danny or DONNIE. ;) Or Jensen Ackles. Brad Pitt. Nope - I'm pretty sure Donnie Wahlberg. That would be AWESOME.

18. Last furry thing you touched? Sassimo Princess - my shih tzu.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days? Ummm....a few? All prescribed though, so what fun is that?

20. Do you miss film or does digital work for you? I miss FILM!! I miss working in the dark room, and watching the pictures come to life!

21. Favorite age you have been so far? 19. Life was FUN then - with no responsibilities! ;)

22. Your worst enemy? I don't have enemies - plenty of people who should drop off the face of the earth and THAT would make my heart smile - but I wouldn't call them 'enemies'.

23. What is your current desktop picture? Jensen Ackles. On BOTH computers.

24. What was the last thing you said that was funny? Not really feeling funny today, but me and the boys were laughing a lot last night! :)

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be? I would choose the ability to FLY - come ON! With that ability, I could make LOADS of money! ;)

26. Who can't you say “no” to? Rogan. THAT is hard. Come on, put yourself in MY shoes. He's my last baby, and he almost died at birth. I can't stand to make him frown.

27. The last song you bought or downloaded? The last Disc I bought was Lady Antebellum, and TRAIN before that. Individual song....umm...Actually, I think it was a Lady Antebellum song!

28. What time of day were you born? Around 9 in the morning. I think.

29. What’s your favorite number? Why? 13 - b/c everyone freaks out when I say that. HA! No, really - I've always just had good luck with that number. And 7. 7 is always lucky for me. That's my birthday number too.

30. Where did you live in 1987? At my mommy's house.

31. Are you jealous of anyone? Yes - the women with the men I mentioned on #1.

32. Is anyone jealous of you? Of COURSE! Who wouldn't be jealous of ME!? HA HA!

33. It's been almost a decade. Where were you when 9/11 happened? I was driving to my mom's house, talking on the phone with Rockin' Randall - trying to get him to put my daughter's birthday on the air for the birthday club. Then I was in my mom's kitchen when we saw the second plane hit.

To be continued....

~ Misty

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I have no idea what a 'meme' is...

...Except for being the name my nephews call ME! BUT, for some reason, these little question/answer/bulletin post/note thingys are called 'memes'. I stole this from Harmony - and she did it in three parts, so I will too. Today, part ONE. SO - here goes a 'meme'. From Aunt MeMe.

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? Wow - I've got great hair today! And that make-up...girl - you're hot! *rolleyes*

2. How much cash do you have on you? Right now? Physically - no cash. I do have some in my purse though, but not a clue how much. A few dollars maybe?

3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR? SCORE!

4. Favorite planet? PLUTO - and YES, it IS a planet. And I'm fairly certain that it is the one Goofy and Pluto are from.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? Christine Collins - she's my 31 consultant, calling about my show. I'm having a 31 party in April. You HAVE to check out their stuff! I LOVE THEM!

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone? My NKOTB songs. Single, or Summertime. My default is currently set to "Black Betty" right now, b/c I love to sing that really loud....HA!

7. What shirt are you wearing? I'm in my nightgown, but I wore my Girls Softball shirt today - GO LADY BEARS! :)

8. Do you label yourself? NOPE - but then again, I've never sold myself, so there's not really a need.

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing? I'm not wearing any, I currently have Candice's magic slippers on! :)

10. Bright or Dark Room? DARK. With a fan.

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you? I think she's pretty cool. Come ON - she sells CHOCOLATE for a living. I could never do that - I'd be as fat as the world, b/c I'd eat the profits!

12. What does your watch look like? I have an Atlanta Braves watch, and a Smurfette watch. I never wear them.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night? I think I was watching a show, playing frontierville, waiting for Kent to get home.

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say? "Dad said it was okay".

15. Where is your nearest 7-11? I don't have a clue - we don't have those anymore - they changed them all to "KUM & GO". Yeah - you read that right. KUM and GO.

16. What's a word that you say a lot? Seriously? Seriously.

More tomorrow! :)

~ Misty

Friday, March 11, 2011

Proud momma....mostly.

So the last week or so has been mixed emotions. My daughter got in trouble at school. The same day, my son got in trouble at school. The same day, my other son got a letter that he was getting tested for the gifted program at school. He has also been reading complete books to me - with no help. He's 6.

Story #1....

My daughter is at school, and a boy (I won't name names, as this is a completely public forum) was suspended from school for 'sexual harrassment'. I have no idea the details - don't care. My daughter and her friends are sitting in the hallway between classes, and this mother comes in the school screaming and cussing, and raising hell about her son being in trouble. She heads to his locker to get his things, and (they are sitting in front of his locker, evidently) she walks up and SCREAMS, "Get the F--- out of my way, NOW!" My daughter and her friends jump up and move. Friend says, "Wow! What a bitch!" and my daughter answers with, "We weren't sitting there trying to be bitchy - wait, I should say 'hateful'. We weren't trying to be hateful!" By this time the mom is walking away and turns around - mind you, she's an ADULT - and GETS IN MY DAUGHTER'S FACE and SCREAMS, "I HEARD WHAT YOU SAID, CHRISTINE! You called me a bitch, and I'm turning you in!" KrysteenA answers with, "I didn't call you that, I was trying to explain to you that we weren't sitting there to be bitchy, I even changed it to hateful b/c I shouldn't have cussed - I NEVER called you a name!" The parent then proceeds to cuss out my daughter and goes to the principal to 'turn her in'. After hearing my daughter's side of the story - and the parent's story (who said she asked them to move NICELY, and they wouldn't for like several minutes) the principal went to review the tapes. The story I've just told was verified - it is exactly like that on the tapes. My daughter NEVER cussed at this woman, and they were NOT being hateful to her, and this woman dropped f-bombs and was completely innappropriate with these kids.

What is the outcome?, you ask??? They gave my daughter lunch detention, and told her she had to write a letter of apology to this woman. Yes, yes, I know you're thinking, W.T.F!!!??? After hearing the entire story, I told my daughter she would NEVER write that letter. She said, "Well, maybe I should apologize to the principal and the Ast. Principal for using bad language at school? I was impressed - it was a great compromise. My husband called and talked to one of them - and he thought it was a better 'punishment'. I have a word of advice for the 'parent' (I use that term loosely) - if you EVER go to my daughter's school again, and get in her face - as an adult - you'll come to understand quickly that it is unacceptable, and I WILL get in your face. I'm a momma bear, and I will act like one. You're lucky I've raised my daughter to be more respectful of adults. AND, if ANYONE owes ANYONE an apology - it's YOU to HER for doing what you did. It's on VIDEO how you behaved. And a word of advice to the school - if my daughter is ever accosted at school again, we will be there, voicing our disgust at the way this was handled. You should be ashamed of yourselves for allowing a parent to attack children in your hallways.

Story #2...

THEN - I get a phone call from the Ast. Principal in the middle school. My eldest son got in a fight at school. I am not making excuses for him - he was wrong, he admitted it, he apologized - took his punishment (suspended one day) and is now friends (again) with the other boy - but I'm am again upset with the school. These middle school boys - many of whom are picked on and bullied on a daily basis - are left ALONE in the gym before and after PE class. The coach just disappears and leaves them unsupervised. What started as fun and playing around led to a fight - completely uncalled for - but had there been a teacher around, it would have ended WAY BEFORE it ever came to that. And to top off my irritation with the school - the Ast. Principal told me it started over a 'Jimmy Johnson" toy....and "I assure you, I've made it perfectly clear to these boys that ANYTHING Jimmy Johnson or Jeff Gordon is NOT allowed in MY school building". Yeah....NOT impressed with your idiocy. You are an adult, and I really don't give two shits what 'NASCAR driver' you like or don't like - GROW UP and DO YOUR JOB.

Kent and I spoke with Tristan about the entire situation - let me say that Tristan has been bullied and picked on all year, and we've been working with the principal - who has the Ast. Principal deal with it - and nothing is helping. The Ast. Principal is telling the bullies to quit picking on him, and then they jump him for telling on them. Well, what do we do then? When THEY put their hands on MY son - nothing. None of them got in trouble. MY son gets in a scuffle and he's suspended. He FINALLY stands up and doesn't back down, and he's punished. I realize the boy he fought with is NOT one of the original 'bullies', but Tristan felt like if he fought him, he'd 'earn some respect' from the other boys. Again - NO SUPERVISION and GUIDANCE during this class. WHERE WAS THE COACH????

Tristan was most upset b/c he knew he had let us down, and was really upset about that. Ashamed also b/c he knew his CAT teacher was going to be disappointed. (the other boy is also in the gifted program in her class). She spoke with them today - and all is good with THEM. The administrators promised her they would deal with the supervision problem as well. She knew about the fight b/c she found a note on her desk that afternoon that one of the other boys in class wrote. It said, "It's me, (insert name), Tristan and (insert name) are fighting - came to get you for help" So, Tristan is back at school, Mrs. Wood dealt with them, they've all mended fences, and I've been assured that supervision will be corrected. I'm not proud of Tristan for fighting, but I AM proud that he admitted he was wrong, apologized, and took the punishment. He also returned to school knowing there were boys who threatened to 'pay him back' and he's been the model kid all week while being grounded - doing chores, offering to help around the house, and helping momma out! Reminder - one little screw-up shouldn't ruin someone's whole week/month/year. They need to know you still love them, even if they do mess up. ESPECIALLY when they mess up - so they'll have a reason to fix it, and not do it again!

Story #3...

Rogan got a note that day, announcing his testing for CAT was beginning this week. He said it was 'too long' and 'boring mostly'. He didn't want to do it until Mrs. Clary (sp?) said, "Rogan, won't your parents be excited and proud to know you did your VERY BEST on this test?" and he perked right up, and really started trying. THEN - tonight, he gets out "Green Eggs and Ham" and reads the ENTIRE book to me, with NO HELP. I am so impressed with that little man - none of the kids ever read that well at his age (6). He also said, "I'm almost ready to read Harry Potter now!" HA HA HA!!! I'm so very proud of that! THAT was the books that FINALLY got Avery interested in reading - and he's read them ALL at least a dozen times!

Avery has been good all week. No problems at school, no complaints. He did come to me upset b/c he got a C+ on his science test. He only missed, roughly, two weeks of school between ice and sickness - so that's actually pretty good given it was all material from when he was gone! He was just upset b/c he's never gotten anything other than A's. I explained that if THIS is the worst it can be for him, I'm HAPPY with that! ;) HA!

School has been fun this week. Fun and frustrating. I've learned that "What if...?" is the WORST QUESTION IN THE WORLD for a criminology class. And there are a couple people in my classes who LOVE to distract the professors with that question. For the love of God - PLEASE - save your questions for break or after class. I want to learn the material!! This is my life - my career - and it's important to me!

Sooooooooo...........that's what's up with me. BTW, does anyone want to take Krysteena prom dress shopping? We don't 'shop' well together, and I can't imagine it will go good. I love her, will watch Criminal Minds with her, will color hair, talk about her day, joke around, etc....but I don't enjoy the shopping time. Hoping Aunt Gina will do it while we're in St. Louis for Spring Break. *crosses fingers*

Later peeps!

~ Misty