International Beach Clean Up Day


September 20th was International Beach Clean Up Day.  My son and I went to Eastern Point Beach to do our part.  I’m so proud of my little man.

When Life Gives You Lemons


I had to make the hard decision to homeschool The Monkey.  I wish that his school was better equipped for a twice exceptional child, but they really aren’t.  His education was suffering, so was his (and my) sanity.  So, we start on a new venture.  Between work, college and homeschooling, I won’t have any time to myself for the foreseeable future, but it is what it is and I know that I’m doing the right thing.  We did a science lesson at the beach today.  My son had barely cracked a smile in almost a month.  Seeing his face today makes every choice I’ve made in the last week worth it.

I now have a Tiger Scout! I’m so proud.

And It Continues….


I was notified by a reporter for the local newspaper today that they want to do an article in the paper on him under “Newsmaker of the Day”.  My son says that he will do it, but only if they don’t just focus on him being in the commercial.  He wants to tell them about what’s really special about him.  That he was born with an expressive speech disorder (specifically, Apraxia), that he found his voice and that he believes God wanted him to because the animals in the ocean needed to be spoken for and that’s why he spends so much time cleaning up the beaches wherever we go and why he wants to be an oceanologist when he grows up. 

I don’t know about you….but those are some interesting insights from a SIX year old.

There are no measurements for how proud of him I am.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do


What was your hardest FRIEND break up.  Not relationship/love, but friend.  We don’t think about that a lot, do we?  I found myself thinking about this the other day and I came up with a situation where an entire GROUP of friends broke up.

See, I was once a Navy wife.  I made friends who were more like family to me.  When the husbands of my two closest friends in the entire world decided not to re-enlist when the time came, and they moved to their respective corners of the world, I was DEVASTATED.  Then two other women came to my rescue and took me under their wing.  It wasn’t the same, but it was so nice to make new friends and not feel completely lost and abandoned in a place that was literally 3,000 from my true home.  One of them had a husband, who was sent off the boat early because of a medical emergency that needed to be taken care of.  This meant that he was around us all a lot and we used to joke that we were like “sister wives”…minus the all sleeping with the same man part.  We had tea parties (real ones), dinner parties, bbq’s, movie nights…you name it.  It was always us three women, the one husband, and our combined 6 children. 

When the boat eventually came home and two of us had our real husbands back, we STILL did everything together.  Now we just had even more fun.  Until the day that a bombshell dropped.  On the same exact day, I received a call that couple A (the one who’s husband had been home with us during deployment) was getting a divorce, and so was couple B.  Within a day or two it came out that Husband A had been secretly sleeping around with wife B, and I was about to get dragged into the middle, not just by dueling wives A & B, but also by my husband and husband B.   Have I confused you yet?  It was a very confusing time for me, and in the end, friendships ended between me and Husband A and wife B.  Husband B was so distraught that he stopped talking to EVERYONE, and Wife A moved back home to North Carolina. I still talk with wife A from time to time, enough to know that her ex-husband and our ex-friend did eventually get married, and also moved to North Carolina.  Let’s just say that I’m very happy that I don’t live there…..

generalelectric:

To raise awareness of the effects of plastic waste in our world’s oceans, all the pieces in G-STAR RAW collection contain recycled plastics. Plastic is a major threat to the health of our oceans due to the rotating water currents in each of the major ocean systems, which accumulate debris fragments into expansive patches. Plastics break down into smaller segments upon long-term exposure to water as well as ultra-violet radiation. Unfortunately, these segments are unusable within the environment, as no natural organism can break down these synthetic molecules. Modifications to the chemical composition of newly manufactured plastic may change this, but until then, conservation initiatives like this G-STAR collection may be the only plan of action to clean our oceans.

- Chris Ing, freshphotons.com | #iOnFashion, NYFW 2014 

I have never known anyone with Pediatric Cancer, and I thank God for that.  I can’t imagine being a parent and hearing the words, “Your child has cancer.”  Things like this shouldn’t happen to children (or anyone, EVER, but especially not children.)  Anyway, this month, I recommend that you donate to the pediatric cancer cause, whether it be a well known hospital like St. Jude’s or a local children’s hospital that deals with pediatric cancer patients, and then hug your babies a little tighter as you pray for those who are facing this horrible disease.

I have never known anyone with Pediatric Cancer, and I thank God for that.  I can’t imagine being a parent and hearing the words, “Your child has cancer.”  Things like this shouldn’t happen to children (or anyone, EVER, but especially not children.)  Anyway, this month, I recommend that you donate to the pediatric cancer cause, whether it be a well known hospital like St. Jude’s or a local children’s hospital that deals with pediatric cancer patients, and then hug your babies a little tighter as you pray for those who are facing this horrible disease.

A Dinner Party With 10 Famous People


I’m working my way through a writing prompt challenge and one of the prompts is “If you can have a dinner party with 10 famous people, who would they be?”  I had to think about this for a bit, because immediately a few came to mind and then my brain froze.  It didn’t say whether they all had to be alive, so I actually have two who have passed on.  I guess if I were to have the dinner party now, it would “technically” be haunted.  At least it would be haunted by two pretty amazing people.  Without further ado, here is my list.

1) Jensen Ackles (he will ALWAYS be number 1), 2) Jared Padalecki, 3)Misha Collins, 4) Mark Sheppard 5) Robert Downey Jr. 6) Tom Hiddleston 7) Maya Angelou, 8) Robin Williams, 9) Morgan Freeman and 10) Mark Ruffalo

This list clearly shows what a complete dork I am, but I don’t care.  This would be the best party ever.

Blown Away


I stood in the audience today, and watched my six year old son film his first tv commercial. It’s for a local car dealership. Because of his SPD and ADHD, I couldn’t help but hold my breath. Would the amount of people watching be too much of a distraction? It was 90 degrees outside with 85% humidity. Would he have a meltdown from being so uncomfortable in a polo and khaki pants on a stage in the blistering sun? Would he shy away from the manager when he tried to put his arm around him for part of the commercial? There were many other questions because there was a lot of stimuli and a lot that could go wrong. He’d been in a pretty foul mood all morning, I’d promised him a yummy lunch after the commercial, but shooting was running an hour behind. 

As it turned out, I had NOTHING to worry about. My son is an absolute natural. He would sway side to side, while standing on his mark, and as soon as the camera man started counting down, he was all focus and delivered his lines flawlessly. When they wanted him to change something up, he took direction well. When the wind messed up the microphone during a perfect take, and they had to ask him to do it again, he just said, “Of course.” He didn’t act as though he saw all of the people watching him at all. He didn’t act as if he even felt the blazing heat of the sun. He was a true mini professional. I couldn’t have been prouder.

Afterwards, the owner kept telling me how much he loves my son, what a real pleasure he was to work with and what a hot ticket he is. The only thing MY son cared about at that point was getting his hands on a bag of Cheetos. I had banned them before the commercial because of the sheer mess factor involved when it come to my son.

The commercial airs in about two weeks and will run for about two months.  They are going to put it on YouTube and Facebook also. He is so excited that he is now asking if he can audition for more commercials!!

mostly-jensen:

Jensen being completely adorable in the S9 Gag Reel
Part 1

(For demberly; for listening^.^ Thank you, love!)

Reason why I love Jensen:  He’s hot, adorable, smart, can sing, and is just completely hilarious.  I mean, seriously, the personality on this guy is just too much.  I ask again, Marry Me??  *haha*

(via supernaturalapocalypse)