Sunday, April 16, 2017

Children!


Children are suppose to be a blessing from Heaven. We as parents worry about them long after they have left our homes. Before they are born we as mothers worry that our babies are healthy, have five fingers on each hand, five toes on each foot. It doesn’t matter to us if they have blue eyes or brown eyes. We just want them to be healthy.

As they grow we watch them crawl, than walk. Each time they stumble and fall we pick them up and kiss the boo boos away and set them down to try again. The walking turns into running, we are so proud they have reached all the hurdles to become the little individual with their own personality.

The next step is school, as we walk them into the school house for the first time tears form in our eyes as now they are gone from your minds eye and learning to become friends with others and you’re on the outside looking in. You were their friend, mother, doctor, and teacher.

Next comes the time when they have their first love, who usually breaks their heart and tears fall for their whole world in their eyes is over. Life isn’t worth living anymore and they will never find another boyfriend or girlfriend. You know better but your words fall on deaf ears.

Now their all grown up and living outside your home. Has their own apartment and you worry they aren’t taking care of themselves. You make care packages with food for their freezer so all they have to do is heat them up in the microwave. You plan on surprise visits to see exactly how they are doing and find a mountain high of pizza boxes, empty coke cans and a refrigerator that is bare with maybe a carton of spoiled milk.

Finally, the day comes, they are getting married. They still have no idea of the responsibility that goes with being married and planning their family. Even though you have had the talk with them, they look at you and think to themselves, you must be exaggerating it can’t be that hard, you were married to dad or mom for thirty years.

You still worry about them for it’s hard not to interfere and hold your tongue for you know you are the voice of experience but they have to make their own mistakes for that is how they learn and grow.

Yes children are a blessing, they are also heartbreaking, unreasonable, and the creation we have shaped, taught, cried over, and stood by from the moment of conception till our death. So the next time you look at your child, think of all the things they are to you and be patient with them for I always say the mother curse always works. “one day you’ll see, everything you did to me your child will do to you!”

Friday, April 7, 2017

On a roll!

Thank goodness for Friday's. The week seem to be every hour a new problem and urgent request to fix something. The problem is each problem that came across my desk wasn't simple to fix. Everyone things I just have to wiggle my nose, or snap my fingers to fix the problem!


The problems are all dependent on others to help fix it and they are up to their elbows with other complaints so my complaint get's shuffled off to Buffalo on a slow moving Chinese freighter!


I love my job, honest I do, I just don't like the fact that some weeks always go down the wrong road and I have to direct the traffic back to the right road. I know most of you don't understand what I'm taking about. It's like when you have children and one falls down, they start to cry and you have to fix the boo boo, then before you can get the bandaid on the wound, (small scratch) the other kid is pulling on your shirt crying he wants juice, not later, but NOW!. The pot on the stove is boiling over and you spouse is bring home a guest for dinner.


The living room is a mess filled with toys from the toy box. Now these are large items, but the small ones, building blocks, dolls shoes, crayons, scrapes of paper and only God knows what else. You had everything picked up but for some strange reason everything jumped out of that toy box located in the children's play room and made it's way to the living room.


If only you could wiggle your nose or snap your fingers. Now don't forget you have to dress, put on your makeup and make sure you have a big smile on your face like you just stepped out of a spa!


Well, this is just a sample of how my week was, how about yours?


Don't get me wrong, I love my job and I love working for the wonderful physicians that put their trust in me. I also love the fact I can sit down and write a couple of chapters in my new book, Masson Series number six after a hard day to take my stress out on my characters in the book and they don't hollower back at me.


To all have a good night and may God Bless.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Keeping Up!

Have you ever felt like you were dragging your tail? It seems everyone has advice for you how to keep up and still post a killer of a blog, work forty eight hours a week and write one to two chapters in your new novel without fail.


The days are not long enough and the demands from your boss, children, and don't forget about the husband and the pets. When do you find time for yourself? Sure being a juggler with four hands and three brains can say "NO PROBLEM MAN" but to be realistic, somewhere in the chain, the link becomes weak and  yes it will break if pulled in two different directions.


It comes down to the fact you finally break and have to say, Hey I've had enough for today and just put your feet up and doze off for an hour or two.


To many times we push ourselves over the edge. Climbing back up becomes harder and harder. I guess that's why people take vacations. Which I had to look up in the dictionary to see what the meaning was. It had been a long time since I had a real vacation and it will probably a long time before I get another one. Just to relax and do nothing, go no where, what a concept.


For all you out there that read my blog, don't be a work-o-halic, like they say "Stop and smell the roses" that is if you can find some.


It doesn't matter how hard you try to keep up, you set the bar and if you set it to high, take a hold of it and move it down a little bit. You are in-charge and you are allowed to keep up with your self. You make your own schedule so put in that schedule an hour break during working hours, and take fifteen minutes in the morning and the afternoon just to clear your head. You'll thank yourself for it later. Once you have set a pattern up you see you can get much more down during the day and not take things to bed to worry about while your tossing and turning about what you didn't get done today.


This is all good advice, now if I'll only do it!


To all a goodnight and may God Bless.