What is your favorite… October 26, 2011Posted by lisawifemom in Random Thoughts and Observations.
Tags: favorite, opinions
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I’m always wondering about what other people like when I’m out purchasing something or making something, etc. You know when you try something and it’s just not the right one, sometimes you even have to throw it away before you’re done because it so just does not work. Then go get another kind/brand and try again. Or someone give you a bag of some sort of fruit or vegetable and you wonder “Hmm, what do people make with this many figs?”
So I started compiling a list of curiosities and would love to get feedback from everyone, on all or as many as you feel compelled to answer. As I think of other things, I’ll create subsequent posts, and feel free to let me know if there’s something you’d like to include in the list.
Opinionate away!! (I know, not a word, but it seemed to work)
What is your favorite…:
rainy day activity
place to buy kids uniform clothes
kids birthday party gift to give
What I Remember About September 11th September 11, 2011Posted by lisawifemom in Random Thoughts and Observations.
Tags: 11 september 2001, New York, Pennsylvania, pentagon
The phone rings, waking us, it’s September 11, 2001. We turn on the TV, and a plane has crashed into the World Trade Center. The phone rings two more times. We watch as a second plane crashes into the second tower, and I go from disbelief and tears to terror and sobbing; it’s complete and utter shock that I’m feeling. There are two other planes, the Pentagon, Pennsylvania, more tragedy. WTF??? What is happening? Our phone really starts ringing off the hook, family members telling us to get out of our house, get away because we are so close to Los Angeles International Airport. I’m feeling helpless, small, confused.
It’s the same story of so many on the West coast, a phone call, TV, sobbing, questions. The memories are still so real, so emotional, so heavy, all these years later. I remember being very depressed for many days, not being able to turn off the TV, or the radio when I had to be in the car. I could hardly function, barely ate. My husband had to keep telling me to take a break or I would lose my mind.
I also remember my sister going into a very dark place, never leaving her house, never shutting off the TV. My mom and I discussed an intervention of such, maybe needing to force her to let it go for a bit, not forget, just to step away and get a grip on her own life. She insisted she just needed to go thru it and she’d be ok, and she was ok.
I still watch and listen to things I see about the tragic day. I’m not one to think it’s too much, I want to be reminded, I think everyone needs to be reminded; and I still sob. We’ve all gone back to our normal day-to-day lives; it does go on after all. For many, with direct ties, it has changed their lives in a huge way, however, for the rest of Americans, the changes are more subtle. Transportation is obviously the main one, but there are others-large events never had security before like now, there are still barricades in front of buildings, guards in places we never had them, and sadly, stereotyping on another level. Yes, things have changed, not in grand obvious ways, but they are there, lurking under the surface of the everyday life that we have resumed.
There have been many other tragedies since this one, tsunami, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, etc.; however, I feel this one more intensely than the others, as I think many Americans do. I will never forget September 11th, and I don’t want to.
Have you ever noticed…toxic people August 30, 2011Posted by lisawifemom in Random Thoughts and Observations.
Tags: toxic people
When you try to limit or eliminate toxic people from your life, do they turn it around and say you’re not being supportive? If I try and try again to be supportive, understanding, and help a person that is having some “issues,” only to continue to receive those “oh, whoas me” calls, then I’ve done all I can. I can not make someone take the steps that they need to improve their lives, whether it be stop using, leave that bum, focus on the positive, or whatever, when a person calls for the same advice over and over, it gets exhausting. It also becomes toxic sometimes.
I have felt the life being sucked out of me at times. I start to feel so responsible, obsess over how I can help, and why that person isn’t seeing what’s so damn obvious to the rest of the world, etc. It starts to affect my life. And if it’s someone who I really love, I’m willing to take that blow, for a bit. However, I don’t care how much I love you, who you are, I can only give you my all for so long, then I gotta get that damaging behavior out of my life! I’m sorry, I feel for ya, I hate to see it happen, however, I’ve got my family to worry about, and if you’re not willing to help yourself, then all my help is in vain, and I’m done, I can’t watch it anymore.
Do you continuously try to fix the same people, with their same problems, at any expense? Or can you only give so much, care so much, and then you must move on?