The Girl

My daughter (The Girl) is growing up to be too much like me.  I am both proud and scared.  Proud because she has an awesome sense of humor.  Scared because it looks like some day she’ll be more sarcastic and daring than I am!!

The other day while we were out shopping and spotted this shirt and INSISTED on buying it.

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I love it and would have bought it for myself if I had seen it first!!

 

Then she begged me to buy her this kitten shirt.  So not me.  Way better!!

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So much awesome in such a little package.  I’m glad she picked me out of all of the possible parents in the world!!

~Jennifer

The rest of my life starts tomorrow

The rest of my life starts tomorrow.

 

That’s how I plan on looking at it.  I have been overweight the majority of my life.  It hasn’t bothered me or slowed me down until recently.  I’m tired of feeling like I’m missing out.  I’m tired of feeling left behind.  I’m tired of being tired.  I’ve tried eating better.  I’ve tried getting more exercise.  I’ve tried having a positive attitude, but it just hasn’t worked.

 

So this time I’ve decided to take a dramatic step.  I ordered from a popular weight loss program.  It took me months to bite the bullet and click the order button.  Why spend the money on something I could most likely do at home?  Something I could research on the internet?  Because I feel that by spending the money on a program, I will be more inclined to work at making a better body for myself.  I will be more inclined to get off my ass and get moving!!

 

Why am I telling all of you this?  Because I thought that maybe by sharing with my small audience I can accomplish two things.  One – I will have a few more people supporting me who will help hold me accountable and two – maybe I can inspire someone to get up and get moving.

 

I have a long way to go and I know that it won’t happen overnight, but this time I am determined to get it done.  Follow my journey here and follow my on Facebook at Life In Sarcasm.

 

I am planning on blogging here more this year and continuing with my little blurbs on life.  I hope you stick around and enjoy … and maybe you’ll feel inclined to share me with your friends.

 

Here’s to a wonderful 2016.

 

~Jennifer

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

I’d like to take a moment to wish every one of you a happy Mother’s Day. This day exists to show appreciation for the woman (or women) who are important in our lives.

She may (or may not) have given birth to you or she may just be the neighbor who gave you a helping hand. She may be your grandmother, your aunt, your sister, or best friend. She may even be a he. The single fathers, grandfathers, and uncles. Brothers, godfathers, and friends. Anyone who may have made an impact on a child’s life, even if it was only with a kind smile in the supermarket.

Today we should celebrate all of the people who work to raise children to be the best person they can be.

To all of you, I wish a very Happy Mother’s Day.

And I thank you.

~Jennifer

I Am Thankful For…

At this time of year, everyone feels compelled to list the things for which they are thankful. Here is my list.

I am thankful for Facebook. It has allowed me to connect with family and friends that I had barely spoken to in years. It allows me to see my extended family even though we may now be spread across the country. It also allows me to meet new people who I may never have met if it hadn’t existed.

I am thankful for my sense of humor. It is a sense of humor that not everyone understands, but it makes me who I am. It is also a sense of humor that my children have inherited and use against me. Very well I might add!!

I am thankful that I have to wake up at 4AM every morning. No matter how frustrating my job can be, I am glad that I have it. At this time and in this economy, not many people can say that. Even on the days when I feel that I am not appreciated, I am thankful.

I am thankful for my home. It may not be the biggest, it may not be the newest, but it is mine and it keeps my family safe and warm.

I am thankful for my brain. It has gotten me this far in life without any major mishaps or disasters. It helps me to know right from wrong and it is always there when I need it. Some days I wonder if it’s always paying attention, but it hasn’t let me down…yet.

I am thankful for my parents. Without them, I would not be here. Literally. They may not have had a long, happy marriage, but it was long enough to produce two pretty decent kids.

I am thankful for my sisters. I have almost every type of sister a person can have. Full, step, and half, but I very rarely use those adjectives when talking about them. We’ve been together for so many years that how we became sisters doesn’t matter anymore. I hate to wonder how different my life would be if one of these three women hadn’t been part of my life.

I am thankful for my children. All three loud, smelly, opinionated children. They are my hopes and dreams for the future. They are the people who I am raising them to be. People who care about others. People who live life to the fullest while, at the same time, making sure they enjoy every day that they are given. People who I hope to be like when I grow up.

And I am thankful for my husband. The entire package. Without him, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Without him I wouldn’t have my wonderful children. I wouldn’t have my beautiful home. Without him I would still probably be living in my little mobile home in the middle of nowhere surrounded by cats. Lots of cats.

Happy Thanksgiving.

~Jennifer