The wind was howling last night. It was a crazy windy night that will have everyone’s allergies at a peak today. I worried about my bird friends in the lantern getting tossed around. I checked on them and Mom was tending to her brood. She didn’t even seem to mind me looking in at them. She looked me straight in the eye and just stayed there! I wonder if she is rethinking establishing her nest in the lantern?
Zoe has a Lacrosse game tonight. Clear across town so I have to sign her out early from school to be able to make it in time. Busy busy always! This weekend is supposed to be a clean the garage weekend. The hope is to build shelves and stack everything on the shelves so we can park the new van in there lol. I will do the dance of joy in the street when we can accomplish this feat. For years the garage has been in disarray and pain to navigate! Forget parking anything as tools and seasonal stuff in bins had taken over. To actually be able to use the garage to park a car in…unfathomable!
I’m in a creative lull as I regroup my energy. Car shopping was a month long distraction with complete laser focus. What a lot of energy spent on procuring a vehicle! Geez… This video depicts my day to day life. The life of a career homemaker with a hope for more. It’s rather comical. I would hope that Rick Davies wouldn’t mind my silly interpretation? No offense intended!
Casual Conversations- written by Rick Davies
I think the government ought to give you tax incentives or a tax break/ write off to career homemakers specifically. I think that our free service to the community of family ought to be worth something. I think having a support person at home ought to be worth monetary compensation come tax time. A nod for charity at home. Charity begins at home right?
Most people receive a paycheck for their efforts. Career homemakers do all of the things that nobody else want to do with no pay other than the success of their family members… The least we could get is a nod or tax incentive for recognition lol!
Where’s My PhD (The School Of Hard Knocks)
I get the biggest kick out of watching them succeed! This you will always have my dears the beginning of your dream. Life’s triumphs are but far and few between- and all that is coming, of yet, remains to be seen.
What I am wondering is where’s my PhD ? A life of hard knocks has been the life for me.. I’ve earned it and I’d like to know which University, hands out diplomas ,to people just like me? Life experience and plenty of hard places…I found my way out of many tight spaces. In retrospect I can see, the wisdom in all thats come to be but I still want that PhD!
That frame-able reminder of all that I’ve been through. Knowing it’s been worth something and that others see it to. The work it’s been to get here and the sense of pride I feel. It might sound silly to you, but to me it’s a big deal! I want that piece of paper that acknowledgement to me, a handshake and a nod from alumni and faculty… The accomplishment that comes after all the hard works done…I want my second act now, it’s time to have some fun!
Be a mover and a shaker and really kick some ass but do it with dignity and hopefully with class. Be a world beater but be kind to those you meet, be the best that you can be and don’t feel you have to compete. For the world has plenty of room for those with PhD’s in life experience, this I tell myself when I’m tired and delirious.
For those who have taken care of others and been the overseers, I want to impart kudos to you for you really are great leaders! For teaching the world that it’s ok to help others accomplish a goal. Makes you instrumental in the world,as a whole! For it takes a village as one wise woman proclaimed. You can take that knowledge and hopefully no shame, that you have helped the greater good and probably overcame- obstacles in abundance, frustration and some blame.
So this I have to say, Congratulations on earning this degree! The School Of Hard Knocks acknowledges your hard work and tenacity! I give to you this honorary degree of PhD in Applied Life Science of Hard Knocks and Misery. Now go out there and make this ole world a better place to be! The possibilities are endless for those with this degree.
Philosophers, life coaches and writers all take heed, their are no greater teachers than our lives that we all must lead. The education comes to us all in different ways, the hows and whys differ but the result is all the same. Whatever our misfortune, our plight to overcome, we look upon our history, this is what we draw from. We find a way to make “it” work whatever “It”, may be and this is how we navigate life’s harsh adversity.
So when you gaze upon my plaque and question my credentials, I’ll have you look into my soul and show you my life’s hurdles. That got me to this place of honor that I hold today . This I will always look upon, cherish and display! For I have knowledge and wisdom that only life can teach. I feel accomplished and confident that I have truly reached, a level worthy of excepting this prestigious PhD, and I’m so glad Ive had the chance to learn all that I can be! Now here’s to fun and happiness for all eternity! Learnings done and funs begun and maybe I will see, the journey that I took, didn’t come from a book…It came from me!
* This is just thoughts that came to me one lazy Sunday morning while I was drinking my coffee. I commend all of you have taken your time and great effort to achieve true education and a degree!