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Friday, May 7, 2010

~Happy Mother's Day.... Early~

I knew I wouldn't have time to post this weekend so I'm sending out my wishes a little early. I want to wish everyone a Very Special and Happy Mother's Day . I will be spending the day with my mom. We will be going to church together and then she is coming to my house for a delicious dinner complete with fresh home made strawberry pie.

I wanted to share this story with you that was sent to me in an email. I'm sorry but I do not know who the author is or I would give them proper credit for it. I hope you all enjoy reading this.

Mean Moms

Someday when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a parent,I will tell them, as my Mean Mom told me......

I loved you enough to ask where you were going, with whom, and what time you would be home.

I loved you enough to be silent and let you discover that your new best friend was a creep.

I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room, a job that should have taken 15 minutes.

I loved you enough to let you see anger, disappointment, and tears in my eyes. Children must learn that their parents aren't perfect..

I loved you enough to let you assume the responsibility for your actions even when the penalties were so harsh they almost broke my heart....
But most of all, I loved you enough to say NO when I knew you would hate me for it.
Those were the most difficult battles of all.. I'm glad I won them, because in the end you won, too. And someday when your children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates parents, you will tell them.

Was your Mom mean?
I know mine was. We had the meanest mother in the whole world!While other kids ate candy for breakfast,we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast. When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch,we had to eat sandwiches. And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was different from what other kids had, too.

Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all times. You'd think we were convicts in a prison. She had to know who our friends were and what we were doing with them.She insisted that if we said we would be gone for an hour, we would be gone for an hour or less.

We were ashamed to admit it, but she had the nerve to break the Child Labor Laws by making us work. We had to wash the dishes, make the beds, learn to cook, vacuum the floor, do laundry, empty the trash and all sorts of cruel jobs.I think she would lie awake at night thinking of more things for us to do.

She always insisted on us telling the truth,the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. By the time we were teenagers, she could read our minds and had eyes in the back of her head.Then, life was really tough!Mother wouldn't let our friends just honk the horn when they drove up. They had to come up to the door so she could meet them.

While everyone else could date when they were 12 or 13, we had to wait until we were 16. Because of our mother we missed out on lots of things other kids experienced. None of us have ever been caught shoplifting, vandalizing other's property or ever arrested for any crime. It was all her fault.

Now that we have left home, we are all educated, honest adults.We are doing our best to be mean parents just like Mom was.I think that is what's wrong with the world today. It just doesn't have enough mean moms!
Happy Mother's Day to Mean Moms Everywhere!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

My New Additions

I am so excited about this post. I finally got my cupboard for my canned goods. This is something I have been wanting for a long time now but I could never find one exactly like I wanted for the space I wanted to use it in. Well on Saturday I hit the jackpot. The reason for my shopping trip in the first place was to pick up my cupboard I had in layaway since before Christmas. Low and behold this cupboard was sitting in the corner of the shop calling out my name. So what do you think of it? I just love it and it fits perfectly in my kitchen with the rest of my pieces.

Now here is the cupboard I have had stored away for me. It isn't decorated like I want yet but it is getting there. I also wanted to have both doors open but I kind of misjudged how wide it was. I stole this television from my son (of which he wasn't too happy) because our television we had been using was just too big for the piece. Then I had the issue of where to put the Dish Box. I had to add another stand where my chair used to be just for that purpose. Not real happy about that but it will work for now. So here it is. I just love it.

Here is my over the door candle holder. Actually I had to bend it to fit over the door. It was just a straight handle until I bent it. I had been looking high and low for one that was made for a door but was having no luck. A little imagination and it works perfectly.

I still have a little bit of my mad money left so I'm thinking about getting another cupboard. Keep this under your hat girls because my hubby will kill me if I get another one. We are pretty much out of room at the homestead.

Thanks for sharing your time with me on this post. I am so proud of my new pieces that I couldn't wait to show them off to all of you. Enjoy your week and I hope the sun is shining wherever you live.

Hugs & Blessings,