Those darn illnesses


Spring colds and illnesses just suck. There is no way around that.

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Both the boy and I were feeling a bit icky and I thought it was allergies so I decided to go to a doc in the box and get something for it.

Except it wasn’t allergies it’s walking pneumonia for me and allergies for the boy. We left with a fist full of nasty tasting meds and I left with 2 shots. Can we say not a happy camper?!

I don’t do sick well!

I hope all my fabulously graceless readers are having a better day and not suffering from any illnesses!

Keep Hope Alive!

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Missing mah sister


You know the high you get when the person who knows you best in the wide world and you get to finally spend time together for a few days because you rarely get to see each other?! That is so awesome.

What sucks is when they have to leave.

You drive them back to the airport and walk them to security, hug that last emotional good-bye knowing it will be months before you see them again and most likely a year before they come back.

At least it’s like that for me. My sister came in for 4 days and it was amazing! We laughed so hard we “spritzed” (new word I still can’t stop laughing over definitely not child appropriate word), snorted, cried and lost breath over.

We visited with friends and family. We talked about those things that really matter… the itty, gritty and sometimes shitty things in life that you don’t feel you can have with anyone else who will understand you kind of conversations.

When you’ve known someone all your life, over half your life or that person you connect with that knows the core of who you have always been, interactions become like an extension of yourself. You can live on opposite sides of the country and still pick up in conversation and right in step whether it’s been 8 days, 8 months or 8 years.

It’s one of those connections in life you really are blessed to have.

So when they leave it is a downer.

Yes it was fun, yes it was all we had hoped and more. But sometimes, we need a little more time. Sometimes it hurts to see them go when you know you need each other.

That’s the adulting part that really sucks. We can’t just “take a few extra days.” We have responsibilities and families. Not that we resent any of it. We just wish for more time.

And we are grateful to have been able to share time together.

I’m missing my sister.

She hasn’t even touched down at home yet and I was trying to talk her into coming back during her layover!

So today I keep going. I know I will find myself laughing at our time together. Something’s you can never unsee nor do you want to!

Keep Hope Alive!

 

 

Celebrate Monday


Celebrate! It’s Monday!

Obviously Fabulously Gracelessness has stepped outside of her mind for her to be yelling “Celebrate!” on a Monday!

Well maybe a little, but actually it is because I took a day off *gasps* because I wanted to hang out with my sister before she left!

So I am in that happy place but also in that “Oh my god what is happening at the office without me” place too. Yeah. Like Sybil I am torn but still happy!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderfully fabulous Monday!

If not, then keep hope alive that this day gets better! You deserve it!

 

 

Easter bonnets, leather and lace


Growing up Easter Sunday meant new outfits, going to church with the family followed by lunch and a big Easter egg hunt with a bunch of other kids and families. Easter bonnets and glovers with patent leather Mary Jane’s were the style back in the day.

As I aged, I didn’t always get a new outfit or go to church. I didn’t always make it to a good dinner and I definitely didn’t do too many egg hunts.

Once I became a parent a few things changed.

I don’t have a huge income so I find something nice to wear if I don’t get myself something. The boy always gets new clothes.

I don’t like crowds but I sometimes go to church with the boy. The walls didn’t cave in when I went and most everyone was polite.

I seem to eat more good Sunday lunches like I did when I was a kid and I have gone to more egg hunts in the last 6 years than I did the previous 20!

This year my sister is home for one of those over the top southern holidays she had forgotten about how things may go down for Easter.

As she and I often do, we discuss our outfits for going out. She is much more fashionable than I am, with her planning my outfits because I don’t care as much as I probably should!

I was laughing so hard when I said we were going to church, and because we were texting and I just throw out my thoughts without filtering, I wrote, “Just wear a bonnet, leather and lace to church”! I know she knew what I meant, however I could not stop laughing at myself.

The “if I died and someone read this they would think I was off my rocker for sure” thoughts ran through my mind over and over. *note to self, clean out texts!

We plan to go to church, eat with family, go eat with more family and I am sure we will be egg hunting as we have the boy! I am very sure that no matter what happens, we will be laughing and having a fabulous time. It’s what we do.

I hope you all have a fabulously wonderful Easter Sunday!  

 

 

 

Glorious Saturday


Oh what a glorious morning!

Oh what a glorious day!

I’ve got a glorious feeling

Every things going my way!

I am hoping everyone is having a beautiful and fabulous day!

I am enjoying the company of my sister and laughing so hard I can’t breathe… it’s awesome!

We laugh the laugh where our face muscles hurt so bad but we can’t stop laughing. Knowing someone for nearly your entire life brings things into perspective when you get together at least for us. It’s like we become children again but children with credit cards, a license and free will! Then we feel different… oh yes, the aging thing! But yet we cram in so much in the short time we have it is so worth it!

I hope you all can find something to laugh about today!

Laughter is the best medicine!

Keep Hope Alive!!

 

Back in the saddle


The day after a day off always makes me feel crazier for some reason.

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It’s all of those things I didn’t do or get done that I had needed to do. However, since I was able to spend four glorious days laughing until I nearly puked it was worth it!

My sister visited from the north and I think we visited every southern cuisine spot we could… Krystal’s, Milos, Waffle House, Chic-fill-A, Dreamland and a few others I know I am forgetting some. I think I am good for a while as I could probably live off the fat from the food for at least a few days!

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I think we covered every topic known to man a few extraterrestrial ones too! If anyone saw us, especially on Saturday morning, they would have thought we were fighting but we were both so tired and punchy we had zero filter and went into several local businesses looking for one item. We were getting a bit smart-ass-ish with each other and I apologize now for anyone who may have been offended by our banter. Most folks just laughed but we did get a few stares from people who apparently never have any fun!

We visited friends and family, did the tour de childhood drives and just enjoyed the company of being together. We drive each other nuts but then we could never imagine life without each other. I wish it was so far to drive or expensive to fly. Sometimes you just need your sister.

I know that I will see her again in a few months but it’s those times in between that I miss her.

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I guess it’s time to attempt to jump back into the saddle and get ‘er done for now.

Have a fabulous day and keep hope alive!!

 

My sister comes home today!!


Today I welcome my sister back home to the state where we grew up not too far from our childhood homes.

I need my sister like I need to breathe.

I have missed her.

Though we talk all the time on the phone and I visit her once a year, it isn’t enough.

It means the world when we are back “home” riding around laughing hysterically at each other.

The feeling of being complete and having a part of you that has seen it all makes a happy, content feeling in my soul.

It’s like this every time she comes home.

Now that I live here, it is even more special.

When I lived in other states and we would meet up and I would drive us “home” was always in the “best memories” jar.

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But the older we get and the trips are here and there, having her here experiencing life with me, seeing things through our eyes and enjoying each other’s company in our old stomping grounds makes its that much more precious and fragile.

Today my sister comes home.

Hope is alive and the locals should probably be concerned!

Have a fabulous Good Friday!