Happy Alien Day

I finished Brothers and Sisters, I’m angry, it needed a 6th season to wrap everything up. It was a wildly emotional ride with the Walkers. If you watch it I would love to know your thoughts.

It has been raining here in Texas for 40 days and 40 nights, not really, it just feels like that. I know rain is life giving, however it can be a life hinderer as well. My yard feels like a sponge when I step on it. Which is kinda gross, it grosses me out, I don’t know about anyone else. But there you have it, one of the things I find disgusting. 

It is full on humidity season here as well, which means curly hair, I can’t straighten it, no matter how many products I put in it, the curls and frizz start popping up as soon as I walk out the door.

I have come to the conclusion that the world is a mess and I just need to rule it. This is not the first time I have come to that conclusion but it is really getting out of control.

On Tuesday the government here in the United States is set to disclose the whole truth about aliens. I don’t know why they are bothering, I fully believe life exists elsewhere. How can any Christian think otherwise? To believe we are God’s only creation is the height of hubris. I have said that before and I stand by it, we as humans are completely full of ourselves. As a whole, not on the individual level, but as a collective we are pretty self-centered. 

What will you do when the alleged aliens drop in? I will be in search of Spock (see what I did there) I still find him fascinating (still cracking myself up over here).

I really hope it isn’t Andorians or the Goa’uld, but we would need a Stargate for them. Maybe we do have one, has anyone been to Cheyenne Mountain lately?

I have a lot of time on my hands these days, there is a lot to think about. Such as, is the government planning on blaming the aliens when Jesus comes back and all of the believers are taken to heaven? I hope God let’s us see how all of that goes down.

There was a video on TikTok where the woman asked who is the first person you are looking forward to seeing in heaven. Taking God and Jesus out of the equation, of course for me the answer is my son, then my mom and dad and grandparents, great-aunt Effie and then all of my aunts, uncles and cousins that went before me. What a grand party it will be, I don’t want to die but I am not afraid of the inevitable outcome of life.

In the meantime, I am growing tomatoes, spaghetti squash, watermelon, cucumbers and wild onions. What a feast!

I hope you all have a great day and don’t forget to say hello to China, I hope you enjoy this missive and stay safe out there. Don’t walk into blue beams.

Too Old for My Dreams

So my bestie starts telling me about this show she is watching on Hulu. There’s something you have to understand about my bestie, she never gets the names of show right. So I have to guess at what she is trying to tell me. I ask her who is in it, she never knows the names of the actors.

It’s always fun trying to figure what she is talking about, I am convinced this is what will stave off Alzheimer’s. The brain teasers trying to figure these things out.

So she says it has the guy from Charmed, the original, I think for a minute, put all of the pieces together and blurt our Brothers and Sisters. She says yea that’s it. I tell her I watched the series when it was originally on.

But then it happened, I had to go back and watch it from the beginning. I loved this show when it first aired. I identified with Sarah, single mom, husband walked out on her. The only difference was I didn’t have a hot French guy come sweep me off of my feet.

I really wanted to be the Kitty character, not the getting sick part, but the political pundit part. I would have loved that.

As I have grown older and I am watching again at first I thought I identified with Nora. But now I realize I am Saul. He said something so profound and I thought oh that’s me.

Nora went to Sauls office and was inserting herself in his work. He became very upset and yelled and end scene. The next scene is him telling Nora that work is all he has. “My dreams are all gone, I’m too old for them.”

That’s me, I’m too old for my dreams. I had so many, I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to travel the world. I really wanted to go to Egypt. That place on earth has always fascinated me. I don’t know if the region will stabilize enough for me to explore it before I leave this plane of existence. So too old for my dreams.

I always thought I would have someone to share my life with, but that was not to be the case. I’m too old for my dreams.

But the best dream I ever dared dream happened. When I was five years old I knew I wanted to be a mom. That dream has been the best experience of my life. God gave me three of the most amazing children on earth.

Now being a Gigi, that’s just icing, I am blown away at how amazing the reality of that is. So many dreams I am too old for, but being a mom and a Gigi, well I’m just right for that dream.

Mother’s Day, Planting and Some Bacon

Here we are, Saturday morning, I have had a pot of coffee, no exaggeration, and I am ready to go. Fair warning, this is going to be a rambling post.

I was watching Dateline this morning, of course, and came to the realization that if I were accused of a crime I would have no alibi. Alone, home, watching television, is apparently not a solid alibi. The dog would be useless and the cats would sell me down the river. Gleefully. 

Just so everyone knows I have done nothing, I am innocent! ok, enough of my proclamations for the day, well, maybe not, we’ll see.

I have to go to Home Depot today, why you ask, good question. There comes a time in every woman’s life that she has to make a decision. Roses or tomato plants, I am going with tomato plants. I don’t believe I have a rose thumb but I do believe I can grow tomatoes and Elizabeth Anne is bringing me tomato plants. So there’s that, and I really don’t believe I can grow roses. They take a lot of work, my grandmother grew amazingly beautiful roses. I don’t have that kind of patience.

If you have seen Steel Magnolias you will understand what I am saying. So I need pots, cages and soil, that entails a trip to Home Depot. I would have gone yesterday but I went to Costco and got frozen and refrigerated things. Even though I had them in a cooler in my trunk I wasn’t comfortable leaving them in the car to go into another store. Why not go home, unload and go back out, another good question. You see I live far away from those stores and didn’t feel like making the trek out again.

I have also started Stormie’s food for the week, yes, I make her food, we have covered that, focus. I am also making twisted bacon, if you have not tried this with your bacon I highly suggest it. The bacon just hits differently, you take parchment paper, line a baking sheet, twist the bacon and put it in the oven at 350. 20 minutes, turn the bacon, for thick sliced it takes about an hour, thin sliced about 40 minutes. This is so good, I promise you will not be disappointed. 

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, this is always a bittersweet day for me, I am happy to be a mom, sad I don’t have my mom.

I am sad and yet happy she is where she is, she is with my dad and two of her sons and two grandsons. She is having the best time ever, I fully expect to see her again. 

Being a mom is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life, my three children are amazing. I wish I could take full credit for how they turned out, but they do have a good dad who contributed as well.

They are all steady, stable adults who do not court drama in their lives. They are independent and successful in their personal and business lives. They really do make a mother proud, they are each opinionated and vocal with their opinions. They get that from me, they also get their sense of loyalty from me, they also get their clear vision from me. Vision to cut through nonsense and see what is really there, vision to make the best decisions for their lives. 

They get their business sense from their dad, he is an excellent businessman. They get a few other things from him but this is about mom’s so I’ll wax on about the things they get from me today. 

I am so proud of them and can hardly wait to see them tomorrow. 

I hope everyone has a great mother’s day and if you are not able to be with your mom, for whatever reason, I hope you have great memories of her to help you through the day.

I will sign off for now as Home Depot beckons, as usual any comments, questions or criticisms can be left here or sent to me at angie@angieworld.com.

Oh and Hi China!! I didn’t forget you!

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