Where it all started....

Well, it started many years ago at a company called RPS. The company name changed and so did mine in 2001. From there, the road led us to the ATL and our own business. I left the road to have babies, but it sure is hard to take the trucker out of a Momma!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Random Friday Thoughts

So, I am sitting here on hold with an insurance company over a stupid Mexican that cannot drive and hit one of our work trucks.  While sitting here, I thought I would make use of my time and browse the web.  Here are some random thoughts that came to me while browsing:

~ If you list shit on a facebook garage sale page, make it nice and worth the effort it took me to scroll past your garbage.  12 shirts at $3 each and each individually pictured is a waste of effort!  Also, if your shit is going to cost someone more in gas than it would for them just to pick it up at Wal-Mart when they are there, it probably is not going to sell, so quit bumping that crap to the top!

~If I advertise something as free on a facebook garage sale page, meet me when and where it is convenient for ME.  You are getting the shit for FREE!!  If I give you something for free, don't think I am an idiot and turn around and try to SELL it without asking!  Oh yeah....you think I didn't see all those dresses I gave you listed? If you are poor, ask for money, but don't yank my chain to steal it from me.  Someone who actually wanted and would have used the dresses could have had them instead of your greedy trying to make a $ ass!

~If you are going to try to sell your nasty lingerie on an on-line garage sale, why would you do it with your name attached?  Use craigslist or ebay and try to remain in the shadows!  I know there are people out there with weird and crazy fetishes, but you are going to have to meet them to deliver the goods.  I am half tempted to say I will buy and arrange to meet just so I can tell you in person that it is fucked up to sell that stuff so openly!

~If your mattress is ripped, make them take it when you buy a new one.  I doubt you are going to sell it!

~If your GA Dawgs flip-flops are so used that the G is missing from one of them, THROW THEM AWAY!  I gave shit away with lots of life left in it....those do not have any life left!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Lessons from My 2 Weeks of Camping

For two weeks, the kids and I checked out and headed with the camper to Horseshoe Trails in Mountain Lakes Resort outside of Cleveland, GA.  The kitchen in our house was being redone and the husband and I decided it would be easier if we were not there for the process.

I am not used to the single parent aspect and trust me when I say, 3 & 4 are not the easiest ages, but we had so much fun!  The husband came up for 2 weekends, but other than that, it was just the 3 of us.  Of course, there is lots to do here and that helped, but we didn't always need to do to enjoy!  That is one of the realizations I re-realize every time we leave home.  We hardly watched TV.  The kids only brought one bag of toys each, that they picked out on their own before we left.  We had our bikes as well.  So what do you do for 2 weeks if you have cramped living quarters, minimal toys, and no planned activities?

You bond!  You enjoy!  You play!

We hiked.  We biked.  We walked.  We ate outside.  We caught bugs.  We played with sticks.  We did art outside.  We found treasures.  We used our imagination.  We did lots of swimming.  We fished.  We visited the horses.  We played in the creek.  We stomped in mud puddles.  We sang songs.  We played games.

We are heading home tomorrow and even as I sit outside under the awning in the rain writing about our time away, the kids are out playing and having a grand time with a stick and jump rope.   I do want to return to a normal house, a real shower, a toilet that is real, and doors on my bedroom. BUT, I also want to try to keep the focus I so easily loose when we return from our trips.  Camping and VT are a simple life with no need to get caught up in anything besides what matters most.....Growing my family through love and fun.