Yes, I haven’t been around MSJ for a bit. Here are the recent headlines of the summer life of the Crosby clan.
46 Year Old Housewife Drops 80 Pounds: Wise choices for health over the last year have produced remarkable results for this average housewife, who is now above average in weight loss success. (Yes, that’s me, but didn’t that sound headliney?)
Water Shortage in Desert Leaves Dying Remains: This simply means that Rick isn’t watering the backyard grass this summer and it’s all dead. Why is that headline news, you ask? Because the wiener dog likes to roll in the dead grass and then come in and roll on the used-to-be-clean carpet. This is a new cleaning issue this summer that we have never faced before. It is a constant source of time and energy expended on STUPID stuff. 2012 will go down in the Crosby History Book as the summer of the dead grass. (Hopefully not of the dead dog!)
Summer Movie Fun is Proving Successful: Yes, I bought the summer fun pack of $7 movie tickets again. So far, I haven’t seen any of the theatrical selections! So it’s ALL fun for me! This week is Mr. Popper’s Penguins. If you have been an MSJ reader for several years, you will recall how we tortured our children with a sound recording of Mr Popper…. so I’m looking forward to finding out all the information we missed from the skipping CD… IF they followed the book.
Full Time Work is Stressful: Hahahahaha! This one makes me laugh. Our 18-year-old, soon to be college-bound daughter, is working “full time”….. HARDLY! I think in her first two weeks of “full time” she put in one, maybe two 8 hour days. This is exhausting! Never has she been asked to do unpleasant tasks for EIGHT straight hours! Well, except for school and chores! She has never taken so many naps. She came home after a grueling six hours of scanning and filing files to exclaim, “I cannot imagine working eight hours a day, doing something you don’t like FOR FORTY YEARS!?!” hahahah… real life, baby. This is it! See why we have tried to steer you to a career that suits your interests and talents????
Unpaid Worker Scores Big: This is the story of my life. I finally found a part-time opportunity that allows me to help others and make cash at the same time. It is the exact antithesis of my daughter’s job. In ten hours per week, I’m helping people lose weight and get healthy, get off their meds and live longer! And they pay me! It reminds me of when my husband started his initial job as a pilot and he couldn’t believe he got paid to fly a plane! I handed my first check to my husband, who has been the primary bread earner in this household for 16 years, and he spat out in astonishment, “This is the most money you’ve made in ….. Y E A R S !” haha! God provides!
Lagging Teacher Delivers for Hopeful Students: This simply means that I finally got my American History grades done and sent to my high school students whom I haven’t seen in 6 weeks! Better late than never. My child was the only who needed the grade for a transcript, so it’s all good.
Enjoy the Fourth of July, America’s birthday! God bless America! Land of the brave and FREE! yah, baby.