Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The View From Here!

Love to All,


Monday, May 17, 2010

'not me' Monday........


Here we go again. Yeah!! And now it's time for that fun weekly carnival that we all love, 'not me Monday!' Let's all join in and see what we got. I'm sure we have a lot of those 'not me's' just stored up and ready to share.

Wow it's been awhile!  And I really don't have much to share, at least not right at this moment, who's to say I won't think of more as I type.

You all know tailEnd, right?

Isn't he just the cutest?  But then again I guess all of us moms think that way about our cute kids.  This is a photo of tailEnd taken last fall after he forgot to get me the info for school photos, I always do the school photos just so I can get a good one, I'm new at this taking of photos thing, but as you can see not this time.

OK, moving on to 'not me' Monday.

So it was not us who straightened tailEnds hair this past week.  Nope not us. 

And then I did not let him go to school with all of that long hair.  Nope I would never do that, I would never let my child be the big distraction at school.  My boys have always had a neat and tidy appearance at all times, so neat and tidy in fact that they usually get looked over (NOT!!).  I would never ever let my boys just try things just because.

Guess what?  I didn't think of anything else but that's OK.  I hope you all enjoy the quick glimpse of tailEnd because by the time he got home from school he was over the straight hair.  Quick shower and wash and he was back to all curls.

Have a wonderful Monday.

Love to All,


Thursday, May 13, 2010


As I was getting ready to leave the check out line yesterday the sweet younger bagger person nicely asked me, 'Can I help you out with that, Ma'am?.  How nice and respectful.  I promptly told her no and went on my merry little way to my car.  As I was getting closer to my car it hit me, she just called me Ma'am, and I did not like that! 

Not one little bit!

OK, yes I am middle aged and yes I do have a full head of grey hair.  But I don't feel like a Ma'am now, just like I have never ever felt like a Mrs. midMan.  I would always just cringe inside every time one of my boys' friends did the polite thing and called me Mrs. midMan.  That just makes me sound so old, and apparently I have a problem with that.

I started going grey in the head when I turned 22.  I tried to dye it once, which promptly turned back to grey in 30 days.  Such a waste of time and money so I decided to go grey gracefully.  I really thought I was doing a good job of this until yesterday.  I guess I don't want to get old, I don't want to get slow, and I don't want to be called Ma'am or Mrs. midMan.

Now on the other side of this issue I am so excited about becoming a Grandma in two months.  I can't wait to be called Grannie midRae.  I can't wait to hug and cuddle and kiss and love and hug and cuddle and kiss and love that wonderful little bundle of joy that will call me Grannie midRae.  I shall relish the joy of being a Grandma.  I can't wait to sit and read and spoil and bake cookies with this little guy.  Grannie midRae, what an honor. 

Let's see if we can figure this out.  I have grey hair, lots of grey hair.  I am middle aged, 45 to be exact and proud of that.  I don't like to be called Ma'am, it's what I used to call the ladies that were way old.  And please don't call me Mrs. midMan but you can call me Grannie midRae.


I'm a middle aged woman on the verge of menopause, slowly letting go of my youth and not liking the fact that I need to embrace my middle aged womanly self.  I probably should have embraced the middle aged woman years ago and then I wouldn't be having these issues.  Poor midMan, he has a lot to deal with, no wonder he likes hibernating in our bedroom.  I need to do something about this.

Here goes:

I shall smile nicely when called Ma'am and thank the parents of the nice bagger person for raising such a respectful young person.  I shall smile nicely and love that I am Mrs. midMan, I have always been proud that midMan loves and wants me.  I shall love my grey hair and wear it proudly, thank you Mom, Dad, and God you have all blessed me with some really nice hair.  And I shall find all of the joys of Grandparenthood and roll around and wallow in them until I am nothing but joy and laughter all of the time.  And I promise to finally decide and accept that I am middle aged, but I am still going to wrestle tailEnd and sit on him until he decides he's had enough of getting beat by his mom. 

Middle age can be wonderful.  I am in the best shape of my whole life, I have so much time to share with midMan now that the kids are pretty much grown, I have Grandbaby's to love and watch grow, and I am Mrs. midMan, what a blessing.

Love to All,

Mrs. midMan

Sunday, May 9, 2010

6:50am View

This my friends is the view right outside my front door each morning this week as I left for work.

What is really not right with this is the fact that I have to go to work each morning when I would much rather be out and about taking pictures of some really amazing sunrises.

Such is life.

Love to All,


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

One Word Wednesday.....


Love to All,


Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I think I shall make this a weekly little post and just let you all know the thoughts running through, around, and up and down in my head.  Not that you would be interested or even care but sometimes I just need to write it down to clear a little room up there in the nether regions of my head.  I need to make room for all of the new stuff coming in.  Ouch, it really sucks getting old.

The month of April has gone by like a whirly wind and has lefts us all wondering, 'Is spring real or has it always been an illusive dream of warmth and sunshine after a dark, cold and dreary winter?'  And what was up with this weekend, snow, hail, and more snow.  Come on it's May.  Spring, spring, please we need spring and we do not want to just jump right into summer.  A little transition time from cold to hot would be greatly appreciated.

(snow on blossoms, beautiful blue sky, snow and hail on the ground)

This past month I have had a lot going on, probably not really but it sure felt like a lot.  It seems that every weekend we had to do something, be somewhere, or take care of something else.  The whining midRae shall!  What ever happened to mmmmmeeeeeeee timmmmme?  I want it nooowwww!!

Oh wow, she's gone.  Man that was fast, good thing she left, I have been working on the pity party's and banishing them from my life forever.  Not quite there yet.  But someday.........I promise you all, there is always hope.  Say it with me..........Pity Party Gone!  Pity Party Gone!  Pity Party Gone!  Now just keep repeating that until it becomes.....Pip Pat Goo!  Pip Pat Goo!  Pip Pat Goo!  Now exactly why am I saying Pip Pat Goo?  HUH!!??

Moving on.

This past weekend was Graduation for my daughter-in-law, Ada.  What an amazing girl.  English is her 3rd language and she still manages to pull out a 4.0 GPA across the board.  Amazing!!  She has such an amazing work and study ethic and will always do her best to be the best in what she has chosen to do with her life.  She finished her Bachelors Degree in December of last year but decided to walk in the Commencement Exercises this weekend with her friends.

She will be finishing her Master's Degree this December and both Ada and my son will be graduating in the Spring of 2011, him with his Bachelors.  It is nice to see such drive.  Along the way this year they will bless us with our first Grandson this July.  We are so excited and I still find it amazing how much they do each and every day.  They have a lot on their plates but always manage to enjoy life and make great friends and memories.

(check out the old lady with the grey hair......SCARY)

It was a crazy busy weekend. 

Sunday we took midMan's brother and his wife on a tour of our fair little city to get them familiar with what the area is like.  midMan's brother has started working for the same employer, and they are actually working together today on the same route.  Let's hope midMan show's Jeff the right way to do the job along with some tricks to make the job easier.  Jeff's first week out on the truck was pretty hard especially the day the guy that was supposed to train him slept in.  Picture this:  It's 4:30am and Jeff is at the yard waiting for the other guy.  No guy.  Call midMan.  Get 2nd boss's number.  Call 2nd boss, get voice mail.  Call midMan.  Get 1st boss's number.  Call 1st boss.  1st boss calls guy.  Guy shows up at least 2 hours late, he slept in.  Not a great start to the day.  AAAHHHHHHHH!!!  So far this week has gone much better.  Let's hope it stays that way.

So I want to leave you all with a preview of the next month.  This weekend plant the garden and see if the boys remember its Mothers Day.  Next week & weekend, send tailEnd to Lagoon for a day, prepare for baby shower and have baby shower on Saturday.  The next week looks free so far, workouts here I come, and we'll see what happens.  Gotta squeeze those workouts in every chance I get.  The next week is my niece's Graduation and then it's on to a three day weekend, maybe camping.  YES!!  I can not wait to sleep in.  Let's hope midMan doesn't decide to get me up at 3:30am for a French Vanilla Coffee, no French Vanilla on the mountain.  I keep telling him I don't want any but he still makes me get up.  Whoops, I am hearing a little bit of noise from Whiny midRae.  Hurry kick her so she goes away.  hehehehehe  Hurt her bad, we do not like Whiny midRae.

I'll give you all an update as to how this month goes.  I am sure it will rock and I will have a blast all month long.  I really do dislike being bored.  Oh, and middleSon should be moving forward with a partnership in business this month.  Cool for him!!  I know he can do this.

I shall keep you posted.

Love to All,