There are days when I wonder why I even bother to make my bed.  Let me present my case to you, gentle reader, follow along with me as I ramble on about this and the many and varied thoughts that fill my brain.  I promise that by the end of this post, you too will believe that I have latent ADD tendencies!

So, I have these dogs.  A matched set, so it were.  Him and Her.  Copper and Penny.  Truly the Yin and Yang of doghood!  What Copper is, Penny is not.  Yet, they love each other dearly.  For some time now Copper, who is more than a kilo or two over weight, cannot drag his carcass off the floor level to sleep in my bed.  At the end of the day, the ritual is for me to ask him if he is ready for bed.  He wags his tail and waits patiently for me to hoist him off the floor to the waiting soft bed.  Penny has already been there for some time by now.  She gets in bed and moves to the choice spot when I begin my bedtime ritual.  So, this has long been the rite of passage for the evening for a good long time.  However, sometime between my waking and my leaving the house I make the bed for the day.  Granted, this is not always done.  But, on the most part it is.  Today, in a meager attempt to find fodder for this blog, I decided to share with you why making the bed is an exercise in futility with Penny in the house.  Her entire day revolves around “unmaking” the bed.  Yes, that is right – she digs the covers back.  Pushes pillows around until she finds the perfect spot.  And, then this is what she does, for as long as she is able.

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Thus, you can see my dilemma.  Who could tell her no?  I rest my case.  Copper, on the other hand spent the day snoring away under the bed sleeping.  No picture attempted, there was not enough light!

About 2 weeks ago, I shared with you that Heidi turned 18.  Yes, I now just have one minor child left and count me blessed as they are all good kids, for the most part anyways!  Heidi, however, has a quick mind and rapier sharp wit.  She is a daughter after my own heart!  Suffice it to say, she tries for the shock factor and it tests my parental skills daily to not show my shock!!  Fortunately, her father gives her the shock value she needs to keep her attempts with me just below a fevered pitch!  All I can say is thank God for Clairol, because only my hairdresser knows how much grey hair these kids have put on my poor head!  Here is the birthday girl with her best friend, who calls me her “other mother”, Jordan.

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Heidi is on your left, Jordan is on the right.  Heidi is still wearing her sling from her shoulder surgery in August.  But, this should be off this week.  Keep your fingers crossed!!  Senioritis has not set in, for which I am eternally grateful!  It looks to be a lovely year for her.  Happy Birthday, Heidi.  I could celebrate all year with you!!

Sam is enjoying school as well.  And, he has a very steady girlfriend – Brea, whom I love and adore.  However, Sam came home last weekend with a hickey on his neck.   So, as the boy and I are talking, I ask about said mark on his neck.  To which he replies, “don’ worry, I did that shaving”.  And, he tries to change the subject.  Being the mother, and female (I know, convenient isn’t it???) I adeptly steered the conversation back to this mark and announce how convenient it was that this ‘razor burn’ looked exactly like a hickey!!  Sam, being male and young (convenient again, I assure you!) says, “no, I swear.  It happened shaving!”  I will just have you know that appropriately timed laughter has saved me as a mother on more than one occasion and I am happy to share that it did not fail me this time.  Once I started laughing, so did Sam and the conversation that followed was good for me and I hope good for him.  Brea and Sam were over the other night and after an obvious inspection of their necks prior to leaving for a movie.  The motto of “No Sucking Marks” has been adopted!  Sam laughed riotously, Brea blushed and giggled.  As they were leaving, I heard Sam say to her, “I told you Brea, my mom is funny”.

Funny or not, I love them all dearly.  I have been learning some new things, meeting some new people, and thoroughly enjoying my life.  I hope you all are in a similarly situated place.  All be it, just not in such an ADD scattered brain as mine!!  Have a great remainder of the week all!

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