Mother’s Day, Munkie-Mu, and Making Memories.

Hey ya’ll!

Well, Mother Nature’s kick em where it hurts under the knickers temporary setback of snow subsided quickly, and we’re back to where we’re supposed to be for May, rocking warmer weather. The Crab Apple tree that was draped in snow just a week or so ago is now sporting blossoms. Yay, that’s a positive sign! The warmer weather has me absolutely giddy, and I’m quickly getting back to my old self again.


I attended my nieces wedding weekend before last, and got to spend a little time with family. Something I need to do more often, because there is no better way to be reminded of whom you are when you’ve lost your sense of self, than being with those who know you best. I enjoyed myself, and it was nice to take part in the celebration of two people in love. Sadly, I’ve become a cynic, and occasionally need to be reminded that it still exists. Anyway, I managed to get a pic of me with my niece, Lisa, in the room where she was getting ready before the ceremony, and thought I’d share with you how beautiful she looked. Yes, she displayed her tats, because in my family we proudly rock our ink! 

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So a couple of changes have come about in our household since I last posted: Lil Girl went in to get spayed and the ‘Litter Lady’ is officially out of business. Next, is the new addition to our family. Oh, you can’t tell me that you didn’t consider I’d cave and get a baby.

I’ve wanted a Yorkie FOREVER, and begged my husband constantly over the years for one. He always refused me, stating that he didn’t want a little ‘dust mop’ in the house. That, and the cost of one, always deterred me. They are ‘expensive’ little boogers. Well, the thought of Lil Girl going in to get fixed and my never having another little baby to sit with me shoved me over the edge, and guess what I did? In my defense, I got a really good price on him.

Meet the newest member of our family, Munkie-Mu.


Okay, I admit, it’s a bit radical for me to just go and do something like that in the middle of the week while the Old Man is working out of town. I normally consult with him on nearly everything, and let him be the first and last word when it comes to important shit. This time…not so much. Oh, I told him I was thinking about it, but I don’t think he really believed I would make the decision without him. He was wrong. Anyway, I fell in love with Mu the moment I saw him, and didn’t even hesitate. So now I’m the proud mommy of three.

I worried that there might be some kind of a transition when I brought him home, given that we do have two, large Labs, and he is so very small, but he walked in just as cocky as you please, immediately established his place, and the three are already getting along like they’ve been family forever. I assumed that it would be Lil Girl he’d take to the most, since she recently had a litter and is used to puppies, and he is still a puppy himself and recently left his mom, but it’s Bon that he took to. And I do mean, attached. He follows him around like a little brother hero worshipping an older one. He plays with him, lays with him, bites his ears; it’s adorable.





Before you worry how the Old Man reacted, let me just say the little guy has charmed him too. Yep, he’s a keeper.

So I hope everyone’s Mother’s Day went well. Mine was wonderful. I woke up in the morning to find the sweetest email left me by my daughter with a pic of her and my grandkids.


It read:

I wanted to say Happy Mother’s Day not only my mom but my best friend. I want to

thank you for always being there for me and letting me know I can talk to you

about anything. I’ve met a lot of my friends parents and I want you to know your

a rare find and even after your gone I promise to always be that for my kids.

Thanks for being the greatest mom a girl could have and teaching me to be the

same. Even though we don’t see each other often, I love and miss you everyday.

Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing that, but recognition and appreciation truly is the greatest of all gifts a mother can receive, and I’m touched.

Jud came out in the afternoon and brought his girlfriend and her son with him. The weather was beautiful so we were able to sit out in the yard. The fact that he was able to spend Mother’s Day with me here at home meant the world to me, since the last couple he was incarcerated and unable to do so. These moments I no longer take for granted. And it’s so good to see him happy, at peace in his life, and in love. And I adore his girlfriend.

The Old Man snapped a pic of the two of us. Okay, I know I’m a lard-ass compared to her, but she told me to sit on her lap for the photo. Ha..Ha..


Sadly, the ones I took of her and Jud didn’t turn out. Just a wee bit blurry. Yep, it was Mother’s Day, the weather was fine, I was in good spirits, and having just a few…umm…cocktails.

I didn’t get a chance to see the Markchild, but he phoned. One thing I can say about all my children is that they never forget to contact me on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Yes, I get recognized for both. They say it’s because I’ve had to be both a mom and dad to them.

So life appears to be going quite well for me right now, and I’m grateful. Depression is ugly, but when it lifts it makes the moments of freedom from it just that much sweeter. I bask in the warmth from that sweetness.