It's Veteran's day, so I'm giving a shout out to all the veterans out there. To all who have served our country, Thank you. This means you, John (my DH), Brian, (one of the four brothers) Monica (the aforementioned brother's wife, and good friend) her brother, my Dad, Gerry, (who also served his community as a sheriff deputy for too many years to count) Patrick, good friend and God father to my children, (and all of his and John's buddies from the Air force) David (the coolest grocery guy ever!) who is going back to the middle east after Christmas. Everyone else that I've forgotten, forgive me.. even if you did not service in any war, you gave years of your life away to Uncle Sam, for that I thank you.
The kids are out of school today (weird in the middle of the week) and they have homework to do (including the elder.. damn I wish the testing would have lasted longer.) So I am about to become the EVIL mother figure that insists that all math be finished before the television is turned on. SIGH!
You would have thought that at least one of my children would have become the Hermione Granger that I was in school. I was actually a cross between Hermione and Daria from MTV. Strange combination, I know, but hey, it worked (works?) for me. I can say without a doubt that the people who love me, actually love me for who I am, everyone else slides away from me sideways with a look of "My God! who, or what is that?!"
I have been told, more than once, that at first meet many individuals have really not cared for me, (I'm being nicer than they were.. this is a family blog) but then later came to love and adore me (one said "couldn't live without me", how nice and warm and fuzzy is that?)
So I categorized myself with mushrooms.. at first glance, ick. But after stroganoff, how can you do without? --Still, not for everyone. Yep, you heard it here first, I'm like a fungus, I grow on you... (Sorry for that, it just typed itself.)
And lo, such a thing exists
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