Saturday, May 23, 2015

Weight and hate

So, we were on our way to the grocery store this morning to pick up some groceries. We were talking about how we were both gaining weight. I made the comment how I could feel my gut bounce when we hit bumps in the car. The problem with me losing weight is that I'm lazy. I don't want to change the way I eat, I like what I eat. So my other option is to do something exercise wise. Problem is, as I said, I'm lazy. Anyways,

We get to the store, and start shopping. After the first aisle, you go by the deli/cafe. So I grab a medium box of Hoosier Fries (potato wedges) like I usually do. I usually eat a box of them while I shop. Then we get to the cookie aisle, and I grab a box of Chewy Chips-Ahoy. Like I usually do. As we are exiting the cookie aisle, I see the strawberry wafer cookies and grab a package. I really like them and rarely get them. Further down, I'm grabbing some stuff for my breakfasts at work. I also grab a box of Zinger's for work. As I do, I think to myself, no wonder I'm so fat.

Like I said, I need to do something to work it off. At least start walking or something. It can't be all the crap I eat. Anything but that.


We went to my daughter's choir concert last night. It wasn't bad, the first couple of songs with the younger kids was a little iffy but it got a lot better. The high school kids at the end were pretty good, at least from what I could hear. We sat in the back, because my mom is having knee problems and this way she didn't have to walk any further than she needed to. That was a mistake, through the whole program, 2 idiot teenagers behind us were talking at a normal voice. Constantly, like they were the only ones in the room. On top of that, there was an aisle right behind us and somebody was letting their kid throw a paper airplane up and down it and chase it back and forth. Over by the door, 2 adults stood and talked through most of it and don't even get me started on the door opening and slamming though out the whole performance. My stepfather and Cheri were both at the end of their rope, I kept waiting for one of them to go off on somebody. Cheri was so agitated that it took an hour after the performance before she finally was able to get irritation level down.

I was absolutely disgusted by my fellow community.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day

In case you hadn't heard, it's Mother's Day. I've posted about my mother on Mother's Days in the past but that was in 2011 when this blog just started.

We are still doing the same tradition (shocker) of going over to my brothers house and grilling steaks for the mothers and burgers, brats and dogs for the rest of us. I've actually been a little closer to my mom the last year or so because my kids get off the bus at her house so when I get off at work, I just go over there and hang out with her (when she's home) until both kids get home. So we've talked a lot more than in the past, plus I get to complain about work with her because I work where she retired from so she knows who I'm talking about. She's been actively involved with our trying to purchase a home as well as always helping out when we need it. Whether that be keeping the kids so we can go to appointments or even buying my daughter a new bat for softball. So things haven't changed, nor do I expect them to when it comes to my relationship with my mother. I love her and she loves me, that's all anyone can ask for. It's all anyone should need is to know that at least one person will always love them.

My mom, myself and my grandmother.

The 2nd mother in my life would be my wife. She may not get to "mother" her kids much anymore since they are grown and have their own lives but she is a great mother to my 2. She treats them as her own and does anything for them. She has gone above and beyond being just a "step" mother, she is the one raising them and is always there for them. She may have not of birthed them, but she's more of a mother than anyone else.

So to both of the Mother's in my life, happy Mother's Day. You are both loved and appreciated more and more everyday.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

A spring Saturday

We started off this morning by heading out to the ballpark to watch Samantha play her 2nd game this season. She's their starting 3rd basemen and lead-off hitter this year. Earlier in the week, she went 2-3 with 2 walks in a 10-6 loss so we were hoping for their first win this weekend. Although, we didn't really expect it because the team we were playing has spanked us for years and that was obvious when they came out with 13 runs in the first inning. After that, they tacked on another 10 runs in the next 3 innings even though they sent their girls up to the plate to practice bunting and some of them even worked on hitting from the other side of the plate. We were completely shut out until the bottom of the 4th when we finally got a run in. Samantha was 1-2 with a hit by pitch. She got popped right in the center of her back in the first inning, she took it well. She didn't even cry although she said she was close to it. So now we're 0-2 on the year, which isn't to hot but it is nice to watch her playing ball again.

After the game, we went home for a quick lunch before heading out to see the new Avengers movie. It was pretty awesome but I think my favorite is still the last Captain America movie. These comic book movies have become our family tradition with me and the kids. We've been going to them all together. We always ask their grandfather to go with us because he likes the comic book movies as well. This time my mom went as well.

After that, I had them drop us off at Walmart so we could pick up some Mother's Day items. We were grabbing some cards and were planning on picking up a gift for Cheri but she was to hard headed to give us any ideas. Anyways, I went to look for some cards and this is what I see.

That was all the Mother's day cards that they had, those 2 little sections and on top of that, right out in the aisle instead of in the card aisles so not only are you fighting all those people to look, your also fighting the people trying to get down the aisle. Why was this section (Mother's Day cards) out in the aisle on the day before Mother's Day?

Because the Father's Day cards section was emptied so they could get filled. They couldn't wait a day or 2 until Mother's Day was over, they had to start the day before. Freaking idiots.

Tomorrow is Mother's Day and we will be doing our annual tradition of going to my brother's house for a cookout. All the Mothers are getting steaks while the rest of use are eating brats and burgers. My brother does the grilling while the rest of the kids bring or cook other items. I will be providing Cheri's usual contribution to parties of the Cowboy beans. Basically baked beans with sausage and bacon and then flavored. It's Cheri's recipe and while she normally makes them, being as it's her day, I will be making them, with her supervision of course.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Mother's day tomorrow.