Peach State says: Just Have To Let You Know!

Just in case you are still brushing your teeth the wrong way!
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For those of you who may have a problem getting things started in the morning!

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No use in arguing with your mother!

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“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Maybe Just One More Cup!

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After a quick sip of my “Heavenly Brew”, to ease the taking of my morning meds, I headed upstairs with hubby’s coffee (quad-Venti-vanilla-latte’) and oatmeal. He cheerfully dragged his feet as he entered his office and with a deep wrinkled brow said “Why are you so angry?” “Uh…I haven’t even said anything yet!” “Well you didn’t have to yell!” Confused I sat down and drank more coffee (my typical Venti-6 shot-espresso with a tablespoon of flavoring) and hoped hubby’s coffee would quickly change his outlook! Thirty minutes later I gathered the empty bowl and the travel mug and headed downstairs to begin the next segment of my morning routine. As I began to walk past the desk hubby looked at his watch…I smiled and said, “You wanted to get an early start…right?”… “I know, I know…don’t get so angry!” Nope…Coffee is still not working!

Once downstairs, with the youngest, I begin to set up hubby’s travel cup as a breakfast bowl is tossed onto the table. Cereal is poured followed by milk…SLURRRP…SLURRRP! “Could you please reduce the slurping to a soft roar?” The look on his face was not a happy-love-you-mom-you’re-the-best look.

“Maybe Just One More Cup!”

By the time I finish it I will be the only person at home. OR… maybe I should make sure to give the youngest a cup with breakfast and just ignore the sleepy hubby! On second thought I should just continue doing the same old routine and realize I am happier with my coffee…and that is all that matters…RIGHT? “Yeah, I didn’t think so!” I do want everyone happy and nice!

Hubby has just left for his daily 50 minute trek and the youngest is frantically pushing the tiny buttons on his phone. Five more minutes! Sip…sip The under the breath reading and humming is becoming a tad bit annoying. (If you have ever heard a tone-deaf Gollum sing or hum then you will understand better what I am exoeriencing!)
OOO…he stands and plugs his phone back on the charger and…(heart sinking disappointment) he waits for a reply! Whatever happened to watching the clock to leave? SIP!. Wait for it…”Have a great day!”

The solitary clock is ticking as the gentle hum of the fridge cycles off. The sound of a school bus passing the house as the dogs next door bark at the gathered children waiting for the last bus to run it’s route. SIP…”Good morning from this HAPPY and Highly Misunderstood NICE Person!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Silent Mode Please!

It seems a common occurrence in today’s church….Someone does not close their eyes during prayers.

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Silent Mode Please!

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Peach State says: Now They Tell Me!

Ever have that dreaded, shrinking in your seat, heart racing, red in the face moment?
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Now They Tell Me!

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Peach State says: The Truth Is Out There…

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Well…”The Truth Is out There”…on my shirt!

School is back in session and the children are nestled into their little pegs.
My youngest began his 8th grade year Monday. When asked about his day by my hubby, last night, the response was “boring” “It’s going to be a long great year!”

I hope I can find another shirt to wear…and quick! Maybe one with a endless supply of coffee!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: I Couldn’t Agree More

I Couldn’t Agree More…

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Peach State says: Long Summer Day

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What a “Long Summer Day“!

The cloud covered sky threatens of rain…
The heaviness of the thick air…
The stillness of the branches outside my window…

Oh to hear the waves as they cool my feet in the sandy shore!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: RIP Precious Princess

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The vacant pillow bed, sitting beside my bed, is a silent reminder of my Precious Princess! The sound of her jingle pacing between the door and her bed is just an echo in the shadowy, sleepy darkness.

RIP Precious Princess!

It has been an uphill battle…my Precious Princess and Constant Shadow tried to follow me on my daily trek throughout the house but, her legs just couldn’t keep up. She would collapse, slide down or just plain fall on any surface. She couldn’t see me from a distance much less hear me. My heart just ached for her!

Sooo…Saturday night, after many tears were shed, I said my goodbyes! I rocked her and whispered in her ear. She was a sweet girl and I loved her…after all she had been there for me in every struggle and life confused situation. She never judged or talked back and was quick with a snuggle and an understanding look.

For those of you who have pets, that are more like a family member, you understand the emptiness and little reminders that fill the simplest of tasks. Just walking down the stairs with clothes I look for her…I caught myself turning to let her out, one last time, before leaving for church Sunday morning…the tears rolled down my cheeks as I found myself getting ready to set down my dessert bowl for her to enjoy. The click of her wandering through the house on the wood floors and the jingle of her collar are just memories. This may take a while to get use to…she had been part of our family for 16 years! That is a long time and our little family will never be the same without her.

We, hubby and I, wanted to tell each of the boys and asked them not to tell anyone until after we talked with our 21 year old son in the Army. “He was going to be the hardest to tell!” They practically grew up together!

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“This picture was the day he left, for BASIC in January!” He talked with her, very quietly, and then silently walked out the door. I remember she looked at me with these bloodshot puppy dog eyes and shook her head and then laid down. She was in the same place when I got home. He took it the hardest, of the four boys, and asked for pics. I sent him these two! I had been trying to prepare him and even stressed that she was waiting to see him after graduation from BASIC.

The tears still flow and my heart still aches…it has only been two days. But, she is no longer in pain and she can have all the chocolate she wants.

RIP Precious Princess…you will be missed!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Nothing to Eat OR Drink?

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My first CT Scan’s original scheduled date, with an early appointment time of 9 AM, was cancelled due to no authorization from insurance. I was okay with “Nothing to Eat OR Drink” after midnight BUT…the winds of change blew my schedule off course! Picture this…The insurance company on my hubby’s phone and the medical appointment manager on mine and the term “conference call” took on a new meaning. Authorization was given and a new appointment was set for…”What? 11 AM?

I quickly counted back as the instructions hit my ears. “Nothing to Eat OR Drink…for four hours prior to your CT Scan!” I breathed a sigh of relief! Tragedy had been averted and my life had been spared! “What? A little too dramatic?” Well, if you know anything about me you know what I was thinking about….COFFEE!

When I picked up my #*%~”Tasty Cocktail”@^~~ , as it was called by the tech, the instructions were given again and I agreed and smiled. I was asked why I was smiling. “Because I get up at 5:30 am and can still have my morning COFFEE!”
The tech chuckled and shook her head…

So the first half of the yummy “Berry Smoothie” has been swallowed with one more dose in 2 hours and 7 minutes. Then it will be time to get ready and dash out the door. ” I think I will stop by Starbucks on the way home!”

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Needed…Before I Explode!

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Okay, so maybe I do not need a trip to the beach…. “That would be nice!”
I just need to figure out what, in the world, I am doing wrong! How can I be this big of a failure! Hot-Cold, Yes-No, Snow-Rain…I do know the difference!. “Let me explain!”
Why is it that when the weather radar shows rain and there is a definite presence of rain falling from the sky that it is not raining. “Confused?” [Short Version] The wiser-than-I-could-ever-hope-to-be-13-year-old was told several times that it would be raining later in the morning and yet chose to wait until the droplets began to fall to begin a chore. With a grand “how dumb are you look” he starred at me and said…”It’s not raining!” I could care less if he plays in the rain but do not stand there and give me that ” go suck an egg look” which resembles the previous “how dumb are you look”.

Soaked and with clothes weighed down he comes in and announces that he is finally done. He marched upstairs and took a 40 minute shower. I look out the back window and “nope…not done!”

I have no clue how to deal with a combative and disrespecting genius.
“After all…my other sons have told me asked for my help and guidance and complimented my abilities!”
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This mystery will never be solved…
“Maybe I would better off counting how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop!”

With so many human emotions bouncing back and forth in my heart and life it is a good thing I can still smile! ( as I hold a cup of coffee!)

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

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