ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Mommy says Thank God it is Friday

Updated on May 14, 2010

Friday, I have been waiting for you.


There is a huge make-believe camping adventure taking place in the hall, blocking the bathroom and laundry room. I am Ok with this since I am willing to hold off on peeing if it also provides me the luxury of not folding clothes.

     This past week has been full, cluttered actually.  Courtney, my 19 year old, proudly called and sent me pictures of her new tattoo.  It was large, black and swirly; covering the top of the feet I used to tickle and kiss.  I was a bit horrified.  Not that it was bad, just that she had one.  But just as I was about to vent my opinion, she told me she chose stars across the top of her foot to represent heaven and when I die she will have “Mom” tattooed into the stars and swirls, so I can be with her every step she takes the rest of her life. 

     Awww… now how could I counter with any of the many snarky opinions I had floating in my head regarding tattoos when she just said that, which of course is why I think she said it.  Courtney is tricky. 

     This week we picked out a replacement for our leased vehicle, which is due back in June.  After four years we are turning in the Equinox for a minivan with the same mileage but costing us $100 per month less in payments to own.  I am strangely not that excited about it…except that the process has been painless so far and we are saving money.

     I have had a minivan before, back when my first two children were little and I have “been there-done that” already.  Once they were teens, I got into a convertible which proved to be very exciting but slightly scary in snowstorms.  Now I am back to a minivan, no extras like the DVD player which allows the driver peace but also gives kids an additional chance to sit in a TV induced comma and ignore their family.  No thanks.

     In the car the boys and I talk about what they see out the window, we sing, they talk to each other while I listen to the crazy conversation.  It is part of being a family.  I think it’s important for them to learn that sometimes things are boring and you have to be patient and wait.  I hated long car trips as a child; everybody does, but buck up and learn to deal with it!  If they can’t deal with boredom without electronics in the car, how will they deal with the lines at the DMV and Wal-Mart at Christmas?

     So today, as I wrap up the week, I am trying to channel grace and pray for a few people who are battling cancer and fighting for their lives.  It sometimes takes things like that to remind me that as crazy and challenging my life often seems to be, there are others who are dealing with so much more.  My health has been better (hopefully a Lupus remission is in place) and I am blessed by all that matters.  I do however wish I could have a vacation that does not involve camping in the hallway or my imagination.




    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Love it

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Great Barb!!! Love it!!!

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      I like the blog! It has been a pretty crazy week, all right. Love you!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)