Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Home Again, Home Again...

....jiggitty-jog.  Went to market to buy a hog.

Well, that's what Daddy always said every time we ever turned into the driveway.

I'm home again from working!  My last day was Friday.  But so far about all I have done is to tend to a sick little Bug.  She has bronchitis.  :(  

Since Pete's back to building custom cabinets.  Wonder if I could get him to set me up with one of these?

I want to get back to writing in the vein of my description at the top of my journal.  Hopefully posting two to three times a week.  And to that end, let me share with you how Bubba proved he is my son yesterday.

He has auto shop every day of the week.  On Maroon days he leaves shop out the back door and goes to history class.  On white days he leaves the shop and goes straight to the cafeteria for lunch.

Yesterday, he was walking along talking to a fellow about systems as they were leaving the shop.  They walked into the cafeteria together.  Bubba looked for his buddies, but saw only one.  Asked if anyone had seen Jeff since that morning, but no one had.  So he got in line and got his food.  Set down and started to eat.  Noticed a particularly pretty girl at another table.  Got to thinking how he didn't remember seeing her in his lunch before.  Then the light bulb in his head went off and a hundred little things suddenly added up....this was his day to be in history!  He was supposed to be in class!  He went to the office and confessed his error.  While confession may be good for the soul, it still gets you two days of afterschool for truancy!

Yep, that's my boy!! I'm the lady that has cleared her desk off, grabbed her purse and headed for the company parking lot.  Only after seeing no other people there and all the other cars still present did I realize I had looked at my watch wrong and was an hour early.

I'm the lady that is driving along organizing all my errands in my head that I need to run while I'm in town, only to suddenly look around and realize I have driven all the way through our little town.

I'm the woman that has placed my hubbies clean, folded underwear lovingly in the freezer compartment of the Kenmore.

I'm the lady that walks into rooms to wonder "why did I get up and come in here?"

The list goes on and on.  That's why Pete's pet name for me is "Goofy".  That's why my kids call lapses in memory a "Mama moment." 

It runs in the family.  On Mama's side.

 

26 comments:

  1. It is nice that your boy is honest, too bad he had to pay for it but that is how we learn life's lessons.  I have posted today, a fit just came over me lol




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  2. I'm so glad I'm not the only one to have the 'why did I come in here for?' moments!!!  Glad you're back at home, and things seem good.  Sorry about bug- I hope she gets better soon!  Take care- love Carolyn

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  3. My Dear pal Barb from tx. Hi this is Cheryl in Mass! Hello again.Work an hour early- undies in the freezer, you are a HOOT! I love it! Grats journal update/ my best to little bug and baba and the hubbie. Us busy woman need to stick together.

    http://journals.aol.com/cste609371/writingsshortstoriesbyStewart/  

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  4. One time when I was first married...and I used to make Ricks lunch for him like a good little wife. LOL He called me around lunch time wanting to know if I was mad at him. I said..no why?  and he told me that I had made him a raw bacon sandwich.  Oops I knew that I had forgotten to do something! LOL No wonder I had made his lunch so quick that day!  Since then he makes his own lunch...go figure?!? Barbara

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  5. loved the story about your son; too bad he got stuck with the truancy though because he came clean and confessed what happened; unfortunately, bet a lot of kids don't and that's why they have to enforce the policy. Hope your little Bug feels better soon from the bronchitis

    betty

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  6. Hi Barbara!

    My favorite Dad word was "dreckly".  He always said he'd do it dreckly. He was from Kentucky and that means in a little bit.

    When Pete makes your desk I want one too!  It's perfect! You can heat the tea kettle, make your tea, watch supper, journal, and when the socks get dry reach over and mate them up! I always forget the load of socks! They sit in the dryer until I go to "fluff" something up or I see Darrell folding them to have a pair to wear!  Bless him, he never complains.

    I don't have as many "senior moments" since I started drinking my AgelessXtra! Sigh....doesn't help the socks tho!  lol

    So glad you are back!!!!
    Take Care!
    Darlene
    http://journals.aol.com/djohn52/AgeingGracefullyWithAllTheHelpIC/

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  7. Too funny! I walk into rooms or open the pantry door and dont know what I'm looking for.
    Glad your back, I wont the washer dryer desk too!
    Terrie

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  8. Hows it feel to be home? Good I'm sure. I bet he builds you a beautiful desk, you will have to take a pic and share. Dreckly eh? lol

    angelrose

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  9. HI BARBARA,
            I ALWAYS ENJOY READING YOUR ENTRY. AND SOME OF THE COMMENTS BRING TO MIND THE FOOLISH THINGS WE HAVE DONE.
        SOMETIMES MUST GO BACK INTO THE OTHER ROOM AND LOOK AROUND TO REMEMBER WHAT WAS WANTED TO BEGIN WITH.     SAM

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  10. gosh your story reminds me of growing up back home.  country of Oklahoma.  I was raised Baptist, very strict.  Be careful not to give too much personal info about your family because this is open to anyone who wants to read it.  Enjoyed your page,

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  11. We use to get... home again home again jiggitty jig..
    home again home again like a fat pig.  LOL

    http://journals.aol.com/nightmaremom/Thisandthatandhockey/

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  12. We used to say the pig and the hog both at the same time. I do the forgetful things also. Hope bug soon gets to feeling a lot better. Helen

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  13. You're so cute Barbara!  I have mama moments all the time.

    Terra

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  14. I think we are related!! love, Bea

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  15. By the way, Barbara, I'm so glad you are back from the hiatus! Missed you. Bea

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  16. My daddy used to get out of the car and stretch and say, "Well, I wished I owned all the land we've been around today. Or he would say, ' What a country!" after we'd gone riding all day. Now my husband or I will say it.

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  17. Yes, Barbara, Welcome Back to journal-land!

    When I go into a room and have forgotten WHY
    I ask GOD/JESUS "Why did I come in here, LORD?"
    claiming the promise we have the mind of CHRIST:
    I then speak in tongues - and I remember like THAT!

    It has never failed. GOD is SOOOO GOOD! (i Love YOU, GOD!)

    oh, and, by-the-by:

    This was our turning in the driveway jingle:

    Home again Home again
    jiggedy jig
    Back from the market
    with a big fat pig

    what's he gonna say
    what's he gonna do
    when he finds out
    we're putting him in the stew

    will he like it
    or will he not
    when we put him
    in the pot

    (actually our family doesn't eat pork, though)
    go figure.

    love ya!
    Cammie
    http://journals.aol.com/yeshuaessenor/JESUSJESUSJESUS

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  18. naturegirlfromnyMarch 9, 2006 at 5:14 AM

    You aren't alone.  I'm the same way!  Linda

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  19. Dang I forgot what I was gonna say...... I am a good forgetter.

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  20. I find that by going over and over things only then do I get my tasks in order.   I had a bunch of papers that I went thru the third time today and found what I was looking for.    Before that they just seemed to be an infathomable pile.   I think we can give ourselves less credit than we deserve sometimes.    Now I feel better that I went over that pile of papers enough times to retrieve the  needed one.
    mark

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  21. hello friend my g-ma used to say the smae thing lol love that song so sorry to hear about bug hope she is feeling better soon some people from work had that too and your son too funny i do that sometimes too somne of the things you said you do lol hope to see you do entrys more often too have a good weekend GOd bless kelley

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  22. Welcome Back!! Lets hope alerts are now working : )
    ~ Jenny

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  23. Oh, they shouldn't have punished him for that.  Poor dear!
    Lori

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  24. Awww Well it happens to the best of us. You're just normal. Paula

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  25. Oh poor Bubba, it was just an accident and he should not have gotten detention since he reported hisself...
    Hope Bug is feeling better!!
    Have a great weekend!
    Linda :)

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  26. Hope your Bug feels better soon.

    And yeah, I'm the same woman...walking into a room wondering 'what was I in here for again?'  hehehe...have a great weekend.

    Kathryn

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So glad you stopped by! Come 'round any time. ~ Barbara

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