Random stuff bout Me, Chad, Shelby or anything else I feel like talking about

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shoo, Fly, Don't Bother Me

In the case of this post you can replace "fly" with the name of that person in your life that annoys, irritates, angers, frustrates you. The person that is just like a little fly buzzing around your head that you just keep flapping your hand at hoping they will go away and your life will be nice and peaceful again.

This person can be a coworker that just causes you to slam your head onto your desk because they just don't get the concept of "team players" or what the definition of work really is (amazingly enough it is not socialize and drink coffee as I originally assumed it was...oops....), it could be that sister-in-law that is overbearing, bossy and rude, that person that just doesn't understand there are "rules" in life and breaks them all of the time, that acquaintance that always bails on you at the last minute. We all have one of those people in our lives..a fly!

As with many insects, I sit there and sometimes ponder what their purpose is. You know I get bees - they pollinate flowers and make honey but flies or how about mosquito's? They are just those pesky things in our life we try to swat away!

So anyway my point, not that there really is one, is that sometimes I wish I had an oversized fly swatter and I could just go "Shoo! Go away!" and swat at these people. Wouldn't that be nice? I know there is some reason these people are in our lifes - makes us stronger people, makes us value others more, maybe they make us realize how we don't want to act or behave.

I don't know - It is late and I think I am to the point where I am just babbling away! I think God is just testing my strength and self control. He is saying "Stephanie, put down the fly swatter! PUT DOWN THE FLY SWATTER!" Okay God I hear you loud and clear!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I'm Posting Mom - ya happy now??

Well someone complained that I had not posted in a long time so figured I would post something, though I really have nothing interesting to talk about.

What is annoying is that I will be at work, or driving home and will think of something that I want to write about but then I get home and forget what it is or get distracted and so the post is never created.

So today I stopped by and visited with my grandparents. You may be thinking, "Well what is so odd about that?" My grandparents have been gone since 1987 and 1992. It is funny because in both cases they have been gone longer then the age I was when they passed away and though I don't think of them that often, today I just felt sad and missed them. I guess it is like that though when our loved ones pass on. The sadness becomes less and less painful as the time passes but then certain things will spark memories and you will just have that sudden ache of missing them.

I remember a few years ago my mom and I went to visit my grandparents and my mom made the comment "Well here is your granddaughter all grown up" I think we both got a little teary eyed after that. It is sad that my grandparents never got to aee me get married and never got to meet my beautiful daughter.

So after I visited with grandma and grandpa I started to think on the way home what I may have inherited from them. Then it just got me to thinking about families and how we may not take after or resemble our immediate family (mom, dad, sibling). It is just funny how genetics work. For example, Shelby doesn't necessarily look like me though people say she resembles Chad & I (I don't see it though) yet I was looking at a picture of me when I was Shelby's age and I could totally see my niece in that picture. Or how when we were visiting Chad's grandparents and I saw a picture of his mom as a little girl. The light suddenly went on because Shelby seems to have the same build that her grandma did as a little girl.

It is nice that I have finally been able to determine who Shelby takes after. I mean had it not been for that whole birthing experience I was beginning to doubt she was my kid! Well that isn't true - her stubborn streak reminds me DAILY that she is my offspring! ;-)

I had a scary experience one day. I was at my moms house and was cleaning her bathroom. She had a spare wig underneath her bathroom cabinet and I was being silly and thought I would put it on. I looked in the mirror and had to stifle a scream because I - gulp - looked like my mom!!! At least I am happy to say I am not crazy like her!! Hee, hee!!!!

I think next time I visit with my grandparents I will take Chad & Shelby along. It's about time Grandma and Grandpa met them.