Friday, October 18, 2019

Fly On The Wall: Catching Up

It has been a while since I've done a Fly On The Wall post. If you've followed me on Crazy Mama Llama for awhile, through the various name changes, then you know what this is. But for those who are new, a Fly On The Wall post is part of a monthly challenge where I take you through the parts of my life that you likely wouldn't get to typically see. 

January saw the start of the end of my career as a property manager. I didn't care much for the direction my job was going in, so I started looking for something different. 
I was diagnosed with a fibroid in January. Made a lot of sense of everything that was going on with me health wise.
We got away for a little weekend get away that was soooo needed. We went to Orlando for the night and just enjoyed hanging out with each other, playing mini-golf and going to an arcade.

February saw the death of my stepmom. We had to go to Kentucky for her service. Being that we live in Florida, it was hot when we left and SOOOOO cold when we got to KY. 
We brought the flu back with us, which made for a fun time during our next adventure....
WE SAW HAMILTON!!!
It was absolutely AMAZING and I cried during the whole thing.
We also welcomed 3 new pets....meet Angelica, Eliza and Peggy.
Yes....those are rats.....I love them!
In March, we went to Pride...
Our youngest, who is non-binary or genderfluid, was THRILLED to go in their new hairdo and outfit.
Our daughter, who is bisexual, was THRILLED to buy a Bisexual Pride flag.




Our son, who is straight, was THRILLED to be there to support his siblings, family and friends.
April was pretty uneventful, but May brought the adventure of a lifetime for my family.
WE WENT ON A CRUISE!
Here is a picture of the kids in Cozumel.
We had so much fun...it was a blast and I can't wait to go on another one.

In June, we surprised the husband with tickets to a Ray's game for Father's Day.





July saw A and S turn 15.
They are now studying to get their permit.

August saw C turn 10.




In September, the husband and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary.

This month, we've made it to the zoo.
My new job is making family time kinda hard, plus S and A have been working on weekends doing various jobs and we just mostly stay home now.

Boomer, the doggo is still weird.





Oh.....and I FINALLY finished school.

That's a BA in English Language and Literature. Next step is getting my teaching certificate and finding a job teaching online.


That's basically my year in review......see what my friends have going on!















Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Counting Words: 30 Facts About Moi

1. I was born in Ohio.
2. My middle name is after my Aunt Kim.
3. I was raised between Kentucky and Florida.
4. I am a high school drop out.
5. I have my BA in English Language and Literature.
6. In my family of 5, I am the 4th tallest person; only my youngest is shorter than me.
7. We have a dog, a cat and 3 rats.
8. Our rats are named Angelica, Eliza and Peggy, after the Schuyler sisters (Alexander Hamilton named one of them....the sisters, not the rats).
9. I work in a call center.
10. I am working on writing a thriller novel.
11. I have had 5 surgeries in my stomach; my appendix removed, my gallbladder removed, 2 c-sections and a hernia repaired.
12. My natural hair color is light brown or dirty blond...I've dyed it blond, black and usually stick to burgundy.  
13. I have a 9th grade math level...I don't understand math at all.
14. I test on a beyond college senior level in reading and English in general.
15. I have had 3 miscarriages.
16. I have been married twice.
17. I married my husband 3 weeks after we met....we've been married 11 years.
18. My best friend is someone I've known since I was 5.
19. My son was named after a city on the East coast of Florida. My daughter (his twin) is named after a church in Florida.
20. We almost wished our youngest into existence. From the day I found out I was pregnant, I knew she was a girl and wished for her to have curly hair. 
21. My oldest daughter is bisexual and has had more girlfriends than boyfriends. She is 15.
22. My youngest was assigned female at birth but identifies as non-binary. They are 10. 
23. My son is straight.
24. We are an extremely Liberal family.
25. I play Sims 4 on the PC. I mostly prefer to build houses in the game.
26. I am very much an introvert.
27. I have a HUGE fear of having my Achilles cut...so much so that I sleep with my bed on the floor.
28. Fly babies (starts with an M) cause me to go into a panic attack. I cry and hyperventilate. The word alone can bring this on.
29. My husband doesn't think I'm very funny but I happen to think I'm freaking hilarious.
30. Even though I'm 36, I still do not cuss in front of my mother...and when I slip up, I apologize profusely....she doesn't care if I do it though.

So there are a few facts about me. Did any surprise you?

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: contributing bloggers each picked a number between 12 and 74. The submitted numbers were then assigned to other bloggers challenged with writing at least one piece using that exact number of words.
I was assigned the word count number: 30
It was submitted by: Spatulas On Parade
 
See what the others have in store for you!