Thursday, April 22, 2010

"All fired up!"

"Thank you God for this food and bless the hands that have prepared it. Amen" That is the 1st time I have ever heard my mom say a blessing in my life. But you know what....that woman ate her meal like a hostage. She ate and ate and ate. Momma's appetite has come back with a vengeance. The Walmart brand pretzels....."When you get up give me just 2 more pretzels" "when you get up I only want 3 more than that" "Kristi, dont do it now but when you get up I want 2 more pretzels". She almost ate a whole bag at one sitting the other it! Love to see her eating.
Alex City EMT is coming to pick her up and take her home on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from dialysis. Me being the awesome daughter that I am I have to make sure that they dont send some ol' ugly guys so I always enquire about the boys that come to get her. The 2nd time they came to pick her up and bring her home she was in the living room with Adam and I heard her say these precious O SO MOMMA words...."Yep, they got me alllllllll fired up!". I thought I was going to tee-tee on myself. Lisa and I just cried with laughter. And you all wonder where I get my love for the male population !!! I always ask about "thu men" and she will tell me that they were cute boys.
I couldnt think of the last time I got all FIRED UP over something until I started thinking about Momma saying that. IT FIRES ME up to see my momma doing better and flirting her little ol 70 something self with a bunch of young men. IT FIRES ME UP to see my neices Madolyn, Makenly, Bailey and Macie and for them to run over to me with arms stretched out. IT FIRES ME UP when a student finally gets "it". IT FIRES ME UP when I find a 1 dollar bill stuffed in the pocket of my pants. IT FIRES ME UP when I go to church and hear awesome music. IT FIRES ME UP when a baby smiles at me.....that is so flippin' awesome ya'll.....I LOVE IT! IT FIRES ME UP when I walk into the house and my dog comes running up to me jumping and slobber going everywhere as she licks my leg. IT FIRES ME UP when I can spend time with my dear precious friends that I love so very much!
When was the last time YOU got all FIRED UP?????

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Whatever happened to getting your butt whooped when you talked back to an adult? I remember that in 2nd grade I was in the hall daily….literally DAILY…for talking ( I know, pick your jaw up off the floor, I know you can’t believe that I got in trouble for talking). I got spankings for talking….get THIS… school AND at home.
Whatever happened to playing outside until your momma had to come hunt you down with the neighborhood kids? You didn’t “hear” her calling your name and she came looking for you with those fuzzy slippers on and rollers in her hair screaming your name. You best have a 2X4 stuck in your head with blood splurting out like the fountain of youth or you were getting a butt whoopin’ right there on the spot, NOT WHEN YOU GOT HOME but right there in front of all the neighborhood.
Whatever happened to when you were in the store and HEARD and SAW a kid pitching a fit wanting the latest gadget and mom saying no! and the Momma, right there in front of everyone, could Mohhamed Ali you without batting an eye? Now we have “time out” and “thinking about what you did”. HA HA HA HA child puuuuuuleze, I thought about how bad my hind end was hurting after she beat me in the store and was caught on the store cameras slinging her arm like Derek Jeter hitting the baseball.
Whatever happened to walking in the house door and smelling the Grandmother cookies my mom baked all the time? Man, I miss my momma’s cooking (I know by looking at me that it is hard to believe I miss ANYONES cooking). I miss the roast with potatoes and carrots. I miss the hamburgers cooked in tomato sauce. I miss……I miss Momma. I miss her laughter and I miss her just being silly. Yes she still will laugh but not like she used to. Man I miss that laugh.
I called 2347484 lastnight and guess what? It was disconnected. HOLY COW! 2347484 was ALWAYS the way I could reach momma. I called 2347484 and she would answer on the other side. Now I get this strange woman’s voice reminding me that my life has been flipped upside down. AGGGHHHHH! Who is this chic? Who does she think she is telling me that my momma isn’t going to answer when I dial 2347484 again…..