Friday, April 30, 2010

What The F$%& Friday

Just a little bit embarrassed by my home state right now. What the f$%&, Arizona?

Friday, April 23, 2010

April Showers Bring May...Blizzards?

Ever since I met my husband, who grew up in Colorado, he has been making that stupid remark. At least, I always thought it was stupid, but I think most things he says are stupid, so there you go.

I found out there are some parks here that have cherry blossom trees. And since I've only ever seen cherry blossom trees in pictures and never in real life, we decided to go to City Park in downtown Denver last Sunday to see the trees.

So last Sunday, five days ago, we were all:

And yesterday, it was so warm and sunny on my back patio that the dogs decided to soak it in. They laid around out there all afternoon. Maybe they knew...

That this would be the view from my bedroom window right now.

Anyway, I know it's not May quite yet, but it looks like January out there! April 23rd, and it's snowing like crazy. Spring in Colorado is wild, crazy, warm, cold, rain, thunder, lightning, tornados, and now apparently, snow. It'll be gone in two days, but I love it. I love the randomness that is this weather. It's like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

Friday, April 9, 2010

What The F&*% Friday!

I know it's been a while, but it's Friday, and I happen to have something to say.

What the f&*$ makes a 15 year-old child (freshman) who is failing not one, but TWO classes, and is dangerously close to failing a third (all core classes)...what gives her the right to be mad at ME because she has no cellphone and can't go out this weekend? What. the. F&*%??

Yes's my fault that you're failing English and science because you won't turn in your assignments. It's my fault you have a 61% in government. You missed two tests on Friday when we left early for spring break. You told me you have made them up. I emailed both teachers and found out that in fact, you have NOT made them up. I also found out that both your science teacher and your government teacher WILL, contrary to your statements, accept late work. So guess what you'll be doing this weekend? And if you don't? Well, I can keep this phone and you can not go out for just as long as you want. But don't you dare blame this on me.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Last year, when Danni turned 17, I spent quite a bit of time going through old pictures and basically putting together a little montage of her life, which you can see here if you're interested.

Danni is my oldest child, and today, at 12:21am this morning, she became a legal adult. That sort of blows my mind.

We're not with her now, but the other two girls and I just got back from a trip to Arizona for our spring break, so we had an early birthday dinner and cake for her while we were there.

It's been a difficult year for all of us. At the beginning of the year, she didn't want to move to Colorado with us. She wanted to stay in AZ for her senior year of high school. We respected her wishes, and she is living with my parents this year in AZ.

Throughout the course of the year, some things happened that I think made her wish she would have just come with us. Mainly having to do with a boy that she was dating who turned out to be a controlling jerk. But I digress there.

It was a hard decision. Coming with us at the beginning of the year would have been difficult. It turned out that staying was difficult. It would have been bad either way, I think. However, I believe in the end, when she finishes high school here in a few weeks, she'll be glad she stayed and graduated with her class. We'll be down there in AZ again for that.

After graduation, she is coming up here to live with us and go to school. This isn't a situation she's particularly happy with. She doesn't care for the cold, and all her life she's really wanted to go to Arizona State. Unfortunately, because of the economy, finances, and a couple of classes that weren't taken, this isn't possible. She's going to go to the Community College of Denver in the fall, and possibly transfer somewhere in a year or two.

I know this isn't what she had planned, but I also know that she will make the best of it. Somehow, in spite of me, I have a really great daughter. I'm so proud of her and so proud to be her mother. And I can't wait to have her up here living with us. I have missed her terribly this year. She'll get used to the seasons, right?

Happy birthday I still allowed to call you that? :) I love you with all of my heart. I am so proud of the young woman you've become.