After witnessing my life flash right in front of me at least 8 times in 10 minutes on I4 in Orlando yesterday and to celebrate actually finding a parking spot at the doc's office on the first try, which is rare, and to commend myself on only being 9 minutes late instead of the usual 15 and to announce to the world that I will be a back road babe for the rest of my life, we took a few minutes on the way home in the safety of only being one familier town away from home to grab some lunch.
What's right with this picture? Ice cream for lunch is a Florida staple when it's like 98 degrees out and your beloved black jeep with the black tinted windows and the black leather interior has a broken AC compressor.
What's wrong with this picture? Kim is in desperate need of a nail fill appointment and maybe some botox to the fingers and possibly some lipo, the rainbow sprinkles just set me over man. After the AC gets fixed, I really gotta work on those. ;)
Just a quick note to say Kody's appointment at the neurologist went real good today. He goes back in September for his yearly EEG. This was the first time I took him without Karl driving and I just would like to add...
An extra 15 minutes and some back roads are fine for me, just sayin'.
Many of you may remember while Karl was still alive, our family joke and his "alter ego" was this really cool guy he called "Vinny Provolone". It was a family thing understood only by the kids, him and myself and it brought us so many laughs and good times I can't even begin to tell you.
Anyway, I have had this weird way of attracting, well...I'm gonna just say it like it was, "freaks". Seems no matter where I went some weirdo would always want to start up a conversation, hit on me, heck one day a year ago or so I was leaving the laundromat and some dude ran up to me and kissed me right on the head then ran off.
Since that day, Karl would NEVER let me go anywhere alone. If he couldn't be with me, the kids always were, especially Kody and Kolin. We always joked around saying how cool it would be to have "Provolone Security" shirts made so they and he could wear them when we went out. Sad things is we never got around to it. That's one of life's big lessons I've learned, just don't talk about it...do it!
When Fathers Day came around this year I wanted to make it special for them. I got some "Dad" picture frames and put his picture in for the each of them but it just didn't seem like enough. I took them out to Denney's which was one of Karl's favorite places to eat out at but even that didn't cut it. One day I was out walking when I heard a voice loud and clear tell me to get those shirts made, that instead of reflecting on sadness, it would actually make them laugh.
So, that's exactly what I did. :)
I wish I could get them all in one picture, one day I will for sure. Till then this is all I could grab last night before we left to go see Cars Two.
When they were little and we had six of them to tote around, Karl decided one day, since once in a while one would get left behind when we went out, and to be sure we brought them all back home, that we would have "The Bonehead Countdown". When Dad called for the Bonehead countdown each kid from oldest to youngest had to yell out "Bonehead #1, Bonehead #2, etc.... So that explains why I thought it would be absolutely fitting and pretty funny to do this...
What's the sense in living if you can't laugh once in a while, right? I'm sure Daddy Bear was laughing his a$$ off when he saw his hell raisers wearing those shirts. :)
This was taken over the weekend when we set off for a beach day. Kolin trying his best to fill his Dad's shoes and grill some dinner and Kody, who was supposed to be helping...caught texting! LOL, typical teenager.
It made me laugh and laughing is always a good thing. :)
The last week of school with two teenage boys who have lots of exams and a busy social life is CRAZY! Todays' their last day and in honor of our family tradition we have had since the oldest were little... Here you go boys...Congratulations on another AWESOME year!!
I will be posting an update by the weekend..I will...I will!!