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My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 203 of Doing the new: New Dash Board on my car!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

"It's far better to be alone, then to be in bad company." ~George Washington

emoticon Happy Birthday George

emoticon I remember in school we learned all about George Washington and how he cut down a emoticon tree. Today also was my Grandma's birthday. She was little-5 foot 3 inches and maybe 120 pds. She use to tell us when she was born the doctor would say 'I guess it's okay if she shares a birthday with George Washington.' She was so cute. She spend her days in the kitchen. I honest don't know. She lived a mile from us but Dad didn't want us around his family much. She lived in a small log cabin with 2 of her unmarried sons.

emoticon Last night my son came home with my new dash board so today I get my new dash board. I was so happy to see him and hear about his semester. He has a hard semester but his weekends are free which is different for him. I am beginning to understand his house mates. 1 comes from money. His actions show it. 2-needs to learn boundaries. He lets the one with money walk all over him! My son's GF thinks my son should talk to him and my son is unsure he should step in or not. 3-The other male isn't in college. He got out of school and got a good job. He is ready to get a place of his own! His sister is housemate 4. She is a air head and is still in college. Their parent's just separated. The dad has been abusing the mom and kids. Finally she left the dad. The 21 year old son has been trying to help his mom and 3 kids but it's a huge burden on the 21 year old. The sister is just a air head! Then there is the girlfriend! Who isn't even on the lease. My son said his girlfrien did talk to the airhead about finding a 2 bedroom to share next year. (that's a plus) But still after almost a year out of college, my son said she doesn't have much saved up. What money she does have she spending on her mother and unwisely. She got a job working at a state park 10 minutes from the college last fall. She loves it but it's not full time. It ended last November. Instead of looking for a better job while she is working full time at costco, she agreed to go back to her part time job at the state park this spring. Now she is thinking of using 1/2 of her savings to go visit her father and step mom in FL this spring. My son just sat and talked and talked last night. I listened and prayed.

emoticon I am grateful my son is home this weekend.

emoticon I love my whimsical side of me! I grew up with a mom that was a special ed teacher but she hated Dr. Seuss. She pounded in me realism! There will be no prince in my future and no fairy tale endings. That is only on TV. TV is not real. I learned in college and my time is Lacrosse that I like the fun whimsy! When we moved back here, she 'decorated' our place, For years I could not figure out why I hated this place. She was upset because I hated the clothes she got me (anything on a Clarence rack for under $5). Mom has been gone 8 years and I am slowly finding myself which is also finding my inter joy. My son stopped at a 2nd hand shop on his way home last night and took photos of some things he thought I might want to replace my snow people with. What I noticed was the whimsy. As I reflect back, a few years ago he brought home a 'sale item' he found my mom had got. He thought I would like it. I asked him why. He said it reminded him of me. A couple of winters ago, he tried to get me to get Minnie Mouse PJ because they reminded him of me. I realized last night that my son saw the whimsy in me before I saw it! I bet my college friends and friends from Lacrosse did also that is why they encouraged me.

Onward to day 204 of doing the new!
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