Friday, July 3, 2015

Oh My Goodness, I Need Advice

Alright, I need some advice.

I have absolutely no idea what to do about a situation with my daughter and a dance class she is in, and you guys are super smart, so please send advice!

My daughter, The Girl Child, has been dancing since she was three.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

If You Want Them To Notice You...

When I was 18 I broke my foot for the umpteenth time and I was forced to leave my job because of it (I was non weight bearing for 3 months). Despite the fact that I had spent the last several years in and out of my parent’s house, at that point I was currently living at home.

Living at home that is, until the night that I went home only to find out that my parents had changed the locks and left me a note taped to the front door stating that I no longer lived there.

With nowhere to go I spent the next several weeks sleeping on a futon in my ex's (at the time boyfriend's) roach infested apartment. 

So there I was; tossed out by my family, able to walk, no job, no money, and living in a roach infested apartment on a futon. To say that I was beyond miserable would be the understatement of the century. I had no money, no means of escape, and in a story for another time, I’m 99% sure my ex had drugged me in a failed attempt to have sex with me.

I wanted to die.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Yahoo Readers (Again)

***For all my regular readers, there was a different new post today so don't miss it!***

Wow, and just when things had calmed down, here comes another wave of new Yahoo readers.


If you are new to the blog I would encourage you to start where I started, at the beginning. I will warn you, the issues and content can be a little hard to handle.

If you're not in the mood for such a heavy beginning, then you might want to pop over to these topic categories for a good laugh;

I Swear This Stuff Happened



An Entire Relationship From Beginning To End, In Text Messages!

**In this new kind of post, the majority of it will take place in text messages. If it seems a bit choppy, look at the time stamp on the messages because it may not have been a series of conversations. I tried to put asterisks where I could in order to separate them.**

A couple months ago a well meaning friend gave my phone number to a guy she thought I should date. She showed him a picture of me, gave him my number, and the guy came at the whole idea with gusto.

It was a bit intense. 

After my attempts to ignore him failed, I finally responded that yes, he could call me, and thus started the beginning of our "relationship," which I am about to let you view through a series of text messages.

To start you off, we are at the point where I finally agreed to talk to him on the phone. We talked on the phone after the 9:11pm text and during that (phone) conversation I told him about my awful 1st (and last) dates with "1 percentor" and Sparkles, the head massager. After the phone conversation we pick up talking again via text.

Please note that I am the peach speech bubble.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Things That Make You Ask Why, Part 10

I love these "why" posts. You guys rarely comment on them, but I love them so we are  going to keep doing them anyway!

Why am I so amazed at this diorama? Because it was in the 1st grade science fair. "Everyone can just go home now, this kid wins science. Thanks for coming out today."

 Look closely. There are sculpted animals in there, WITH DETAILS.

Why was I tempted to buy a chair I have no need for?

Because who could pass up a deal like that!? Look at the price when it's not on sale!

Saturday, June 20, 2015


It's funny how everyone waits for summer to get here so that they can kick back and relax, but then the minute it gets here we all take off running and throw relaxation to the side!

Here's just a snapshot of what the Strong family has been up to:

As I said before, someone graduated 1st grade.

Girl Child and her Teacher
Funny story, Mr. Attorney Man texted me as I was walking to the school to pick her up, and I replied back telling him not to text me again until I gave him the all clear. I wanted to take a video and incoming texts stop the recording!

Which of course meant we had to celebrate that they let us stay until the end of the year.

What better way to kick off summer than with a silly string fight?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

You Get What You Get And You Don't Throw A Fit!

When my daughter first started taking ballet classes at 3yrs old, her teacher would do this thing at the end of class where each child could pick a wand, sparkly necklace, fairy wings, or some other kind of super-girly item out of a treasure chest. Then the child could wear that item for the last few minutes during free dance.

The girls LOVED it.

Except when someone took the item that they wanted.

Hell hath no fury like 3yr old girls fighting over a tiara.

The teacher, in her infinite patience, would simply say "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit!

After a couple months the girls knew the rule and when the treasure chest would come out, they would quietly line up to pick their items.

Oh you could tell when a little girl didn't get the fairy wings that she had her eyes on, it was hard to miss the disappointed face and audible sigh as she took her supplementary magic wand and trudged back to her spot on the floor, but she knew the rules so she never complained.

Then the music would start and soon she would be leaping across the room; happy that she had a wand that could make everyone fly, instead of the fairy wings that would have only been able to make her fly.

For 3yr old girls they adapted quite well.

My life, it's been weird. It is literally what Lifetime Channel TV movies are made out of. The stuff that happens to me, it's just not stuff you hear about everyday. It's my own life, and yet it never ceases to amaze me.