Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I hope that you all get what you want from 2010. Be safe have fun and love and live well!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Here is to wishing all of you a safe and happy holiday!!!
The picture is of the homemade gift the kids, wyfe and I made for all the grandparents. We call them Mistletoes. (those are the kids feet)
Hope santa is good to you and you get what you want. I have been given the best gift ever in my wyfe and family and all of you.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
It's crazy. I can't sleep when I should be. So lets hope this post makes sense due to my lack of sleep.
Shelly is flipping the page to 200! She sure can bitch, moan, and of course gloat. I look forward to the next 200 blogs as I'm sure you (her readers) do too.
I've been asked to guest post. Thing is you won't know who I am. I live for mystery!
I'm young but wise. I'm charming with a splash of deadly. I'm butch yet still love a good pedicure. I'm a lesbian who LOVES women. Women are so unique, so intriguing, so much work! But the thing is ... women are highly manipulative. The way they walk, strut past you, and swing their hips. The way they smile, smirk, and lick their lips. The way they can change their voice from sweet, to seductive, to vengeful all in one conversation.
When you find the woman you can not live without it isn't always clear. Some days you need to be hit over the head with a frying pan to realize it. While other days you know just by seeing her smile.
If you have the woman you can not live without hold her tight. Kiss her forehead. Tell her you love her. She deserves it.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I hope if you are getting the snow that you are able to have some fun in it or in front of a fire with the one you love.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I know that I have been home very little this week and it won't get any better until Christmas eve. I just wanted you to know that without the way you all step up and help this time of year I would be lost. Thanks to the wife for letting me do this crazy job that I love/hate. You are the best, I promise after all this is over I will cook again.
On a side note I am looking forward to this week I only have to work 54 or so hours and Propane Amy is coming to visit!!!!!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The party is over! It was great, only 3 of e's friends made it to the party but we had a great time. My mom and my Bob made it, my ex inlaws, our friend t and K's boyfriend all showed up so we had plenty of people here. E's bff came home with him from school on the bus. i think it's cute because his bff is a girl. She played lego's with the boys, and did better than I would have. I still cant't believe my middle man is 10.
Monday, November 16, 2009
I can not believe that my middle man turns 10 tomorrow. I am setting here looking at him and it makes me sad, well not sad but defiantly something. He is such a good kid and I am a better mom because of him. Tomorrow we are having a lego party with 7 kids and a bunch of adults. wish me luck!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Work is crazy as it always is this time of year. I have a meeting with my district manager and my regional director this week. nothing big just going over some stuff. I am ready for the week so bring it on!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
it's been crazy here at home and at work, i haven't blogged in 2 weeks and haven't read many either, I hope to have time to catch up soon. here are the high points of the last 2 weeks
* I hired a new girl at work to replace the scabies girl!!!
* since new hire I have worked 50 + hours a week!! love the ot
* the daughter had a run in with the ex bf so I spent a day with principals
* daughters ex now has to be nice!!!!
* E was citizen of the month for October.
* E won a coloring contest at school for red ribbon week, don't do drugs be a hairdresser was his poster!! ( yeah a hairdresser)
* Trick or treat was a great success!
It's been crazy and will only get crazier at work, I work like a dog for 6 weeks out of the year, I can't complain. I hope you all are well and I will catch up soon.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
My daughter is 16, she is a junior in high school and she is the typical teenage girl. She tries my patience, she aggravates me to tears and she worries me. She also fills me with pride, makes my heart swell with love, and she amazes me everyday. I was 18 when i had my daughter, I believe that everything that life hands us is for a reason.I say this because I know had I not gotten pregnant with her I would not have the life that I have now. I know that I would have moved away from my small home town and then I wouldn't have E, S or the wife. My daughter may not have been in my plans, but I thank the goddess each and everyday for the unexpected joy that she has been. She is growing up way way to fast. Tonight she competed in her conference championship run for cross country. She placed 23 out of 112 girls. she didn't quite make the time she wanted but it was freezing cold and she did very well. (she missed her time by 12 seconds)I watch her everyday and wonder what she will grow to be. she dreams of going to the Air Force like her mama, She wants to be a police dog handler. I have told her she can be what ever she wants to be I will love her no matter what. I am adopted so when she was born I remember thinking this is the first person that I have ever been connected to, my blood runs in her veins I will protect her. It seems like that was just yesterday.I can't wait to see what she will make of herself. She has already made me so proud.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Could you not just eat them up with a spoon! This was on Sunday while I was at work, s grabbed E yelled cheese. The wife was quick enough to get the camera and get this great shot. They make me laugh they make me smile and they drive me crazy but look at them.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Today was a long long day, the wife and I took the kids to "the skull session" at the Ohio state game.(skull session is a way to make pep rally sound more butch). Today was the day that the wife took her oath of enlistment for the Air Force Reserves. I was an emotional mess as she took the oath, I have never been more proud of her. It was hard for me to sit there and watch her as just her friend. It was hard for me to not throw my arms around her when she came off the floor. I am so proud that she wants to do this and I will standby her. I know that she feels this is what she should be doing and I respect that it's just hard for me to understand how she can do this when they would throw her out for just being herself. on that note I should say the wife was in a tshirt with her double Venus symbol tat shining on the back of her neck and her rainbow star showing on her wrist.
It was refreshing to hear Obama say that DADT should go away tonight and I hope it does very very soon. I know that is will be hard to keep my hands off once she is in the new camies!!!!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Today the wife kids and I went to a breast cancer benefit. k ran the 5K and won in her age division. It was nice to see my little community get behind one of their own. There were about 500 people that came out for the run/walk. There were people that came in from all over the country to participate and get behind the survivor. It was a beautiful day and the daughter did us proud. I wish that we had known about this sooner and then the wife and I would have participated. I want to take the daughter and do the Susan g Komen run in may. It's what I'm training for now, and it will get one of the things on my bucket list accomplished. all in all it was a great day and something very worth getting behind!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
I wrote an article for the gay news here locally about butch/femme relationships. Now at our house we don't have roles that we play but we are the typical looking butch/femme couple. I have said it here before and I will say it over and over I love butch women. So I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes.
I love butch girls. Girls with slick, shiny, barbershop haircuts, trimmed so short your fingertips can barely grip it. Girls with shirts that button the other way. Girls that swagger... Girls who get stared at in the ladies' room, girls who shop in the boys department, girls who live every moment looking like they weren't supposed to. Girls with hands that touch me like they have been exploring my body their entire lives... It is the girls that get called sir every day who make me catch my breath, the girls with strong jaws who buckle my knees, the girls who are a different gender who make me want to lay down for them. - Tristan Taormino
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
so this is how we spend a quiet night at home all of us on the couch with a netfix movie going on both computers. tonights feature Mrs doubtfire. on Sunday we watched Clash of the titans. hope you all are having a relaxing evening.
Oh and K went to run for cross country practice and fell down a hill so I spent the evening in the ER she has a sprained knee and ankle and is on crutches for a week. she is also quite pissy because they told her no running, oh well such is life.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
I also drunk dialed propane amy the first night and got drunk dialed by Dawg the second.We had lots and lots of fun.I needed this weekend after all the we have been going through with the kids and their situation. It was nice to get away and recharge the batteries. I am now ready for many more weekends full of cross country meets and parent stuff. I will leave you with some pics. (many more to come)The festival this weekend was in a club that use to be a bank. I have never been to a club where you walk through the vault just to find the potty. The wife had to ham it up a bit. The lovely lady in the purple bandanna was our host for the the weekend. As you can see she had her arms full.
This is the band Odd Girl Out from the Baltimore area,they rock. I developed quite a crush on the lead guitar player Selena.
This picture is for nannykaitlinn. girl if you figure out what this stands for I'll give you a dollar!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
How it works... fill in your own answers and then pass it on to four bloggers of your choice.
1. Who is the hottest Movie Star?
Angelina no doubt
2. Apart from your house and car, what is the most expensive item you have ever bought?
hmmm camera's and the one I want costs more than my last car... It will have to wait.
3. What is your most treasured memory?
This will be tuff, but it would have to be from when I was little and my mom took my cousin and I on a hike in the woods. we got lost but I knew it was ok because my mom was there. we got home about 4 hours after we left. it was great
4. What was the best gift you ever received as a child?
My first camera. It helped me see the world in a whole new way.
5. What is the biggest mistake you have ever made?
I don't make mistakes... they are all life lessons that have gotten me where I am today.
6. 4 words to describe yourself?
7. What was your highlight or low light of 2009?
Low Light: can't think of one it was a good year
High Light: getting the house sided it was a work in progress for far to long
8. Favorite Film?
what dreams may come, and don't laugh A knights tale is my all time fave.
9. Tell me one thing I don’t know about you.
I am a list everything requires a list.
10. If you were a comic book/strip or cartoon character, who would you be?
shhh don't tell but I am Wonder woman!!!
So I tag
Dawg & miss Hottie
That makes 4 since I added hottie with Dawg! lol
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
So this has been a crazy week here at home. We started the week off with a long talk to the kids father and both kids telling him they don't want to be there. It has gone well and both kids are much more relaxed this week. Wednesday the wife saw the recruiter and enlisted in the Air Force reserves. She is officially sworn in on October 10th. So we are once again an Air Force family. I am excited and scared and proud all at once. The kids start school next week and then the chaos really begins.
We had a great storm last night and when it was over we went looking for stuff to photograph. We found lots of clouds and then we saw it. a perfect double rainbow. this made me think of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I have found my gold in this wonderful group of ladies that are refocksa. Even though this week was crazy I knew that at the end of the day there would be someone who understands what's going on. Someone to listen and someone with kind words of encouragement. So to you all I say thank you for being my pot of gold.
Dawg awarded me with this Honest Scrap Award.
There are three rules for this award:
First, link back to the person who gave you the award (see above)
Next, give the award to 10 other bloggers.
1 Propaneamy Any one who wears a human condom is ok with me! no seriously love ya Ames
2 Jude at 7sences I want to shoot like she does!
3 Lilliegirl: She has more Patience than 10of me.
4 unlawfully wedded wife. She was one of my first blogger buddies!
5 KimberP at I know right. she is a fellow buckeye and has a heart of gold
6 Tina from tina-cious.com she is a fellow feisty femme
7 holden from packing vocals. for helping me understand the wife a little more.
8 Solo at Solohomo. She makes great vids!!
9 ok so I was going to tag dragon and rocket but they got tagged.
Second part of this is to tell 10 things about me
1 I love to read and can burn through books like they are water.
2 I use to work as a phlebotomist and now the thought of needles makes me feel yucky
3 I have given up on trying to look the part of a lesbian. I am what I am no matter how I look.
4 My wife is very excited about #3,but she did have fun laughing at me for trying to look butch.
5 I love to shoot pictures and don't ever leave home without a camera or two.
6 I have more shoes than I will ever wear and I know it. ( don't tell the wife I know)
7 I love hockey GO BLUE JACKETS!
8 I want to run my first 5k this year.
9 I love eminem thanks to the wife.
10 I use to be a beauty queen. NO COMMENTS!
ok So my links aren't working. who knows.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
As promised pics of our newest family member. May I introduce Buster Brown. No we had no plans for a new puppy but you know how it is when you fall in love. The kids love him and as you can tell he feels right at home. As I blog this E is now laying down and Buster is laying across him. E said he thinks he found his buddy. The weimaraner loves him, thinks he's a new toy. Now if princess Oki our wiener dog would just decide to like him all would be well.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
So no this is not my family but it is a picture that I took of one of the nicest families that I know. I have taken pics of the little boy since he was born. Actually I have taken pics for this family since before there were kids in the family. They are one of the nicest families that I have ever worked with. They are so special to me that I rushed to the studio to take the little guys Christmas pics just and hour after our insemination for S. They were also the first of my clients that I came out to. I guess that is why they are so special. I got a hug and was told they hoped I was happy. They always ask about the wife and kids and are just great great people to be around. I just wanted to share this beautiful family.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Later in the day we went and took baby bump pictures for a friend of ours and I got my hair cut, and I love it. I have been struggling with letting it grow out some. I will never have long hair again but I had been keepingit cut pretty short and spiky so I think I want something a little longer, maybe a chin length bob, maybe not. then the wife and I decided to be handy and fix our roof. we Had a spot that needed a couple of shingles replaced so we did that this evening while the kids played in the yard. All I really did was sit there and offer moral support and as you can see from the picture( a very bad fuzzy picture) we had a little wiener help. then it was off to take the kids to their dad. so the wife S and I are home now trying to watch a movie. The movie push is not keeping my attention. We have stopped it for ice cream sundaes, slugs on the porch and laundry. I think maybe we should watch Coraline again. I am looking forward to the next couple weeks, then the kids go back to school and the crazy time starts.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
1 What is your occupation right now? photographer!
2. What color are your socks right now? no sock it's summer
3. What are you listening to right now? the wiggles
4. What was the last thing that you ate? pork chops the wife fixed for dinner
5. Can you drive a stick shift? yep
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? the wife
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? I copied it so sure
.8. How old are you today? 34
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? hockey go blue jackets
10. What is your favorite drink? espresso
12. Favorite food? seafood
13. What is the last movie you watched? Little shop of horrors
14. Favorite day of the year? christmas morning
15. How do you vent anger? I swear and throw things
16. What was your favorite toy as a child? my bike
17. What is your favorite season? fall
18. Cherries or Blueberries? both
19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? duh
20. Who is the most likely to respond? I think everyone has done it
21. Who is least likely to respond? dawg
22. Living arrangements? 1 partner, 1 weiner dogs, 1 weimeraner 3 kids and 3 outside cats
23. When was the last time you cried? not sure
24. What is on the floor of your closet? way to many purses
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest? tara
26. What did you do last night? vegged with the wife
27. What are you most afraid of? spiders stupid little things
28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? Cheese..i'm going plain never had a spicy hamburger
29. Favorite dog breed? weiner and weimeraner
30. Favorite day of the week? any day all my kids are home
31. How many states have you lived in? 1
32. Diamonds or pearls? diamonds
33. What are your favorite flowers?
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I am sure that most of you have seen this video by now but I felt it was worth posting. I think that it is sad that so many brave Americans are losing their jobs . In this economy you would think that we would do all we can to keep all Americans working. I guess it just goes to show you that not all Americans can be expect the same freedoms even brave lesbian and gay soldiers fight for. This issue is close to my heart. The wife is former Air Force and she got out when she got pregnant for our son. She had many commendations and achievement medals. She was very good at her job, and more than that she enjoyed it. I also enjoyed being part of her unit family. I had the opportunity to make some very great friends. It always surprised me that she was as out as she was with the unit. They all new about us, they all excepted us as a family and the fact that the wife was gay was never and issue. It just seems crazy that she had to chose to get out before she was kicked out. All we can hope is that this backward policy will be gone soon.
Friday, May 15, 2009
I spent yesterday with the group Equality Ohio. Myself and close to 400 other LGBT people wherein Columbus to lobby for Equality. It was an amazing experience that has really opened my eyes. I was surprised that only 3 of the representatives/senators refused our calls outright, and only a handful did not call back. I was saddened that one of the no call backs was my own senator Jimmy Stewart. In the 3 meetings that I did attend I met one very receptive republican from Zanesville named Troy Balderson. We met several aides and lots of interesting people. The entire experience was fun exciting and has defiantly made me think I would like to be more involved in lobbying and whatnot. I had a great day. Now to the title….. On Tuesday senator Dan Stewart and 25 co sponsors introduced House bill 176.This is Ohio’s Equal housing and employment act. There are 2 republican co sponsors and the numbers look good and the chances of this bill passing the house are great. I spoke personally with Representative Stewart and his words were we will get this passed this year. I find that kind of passion about an issue refreshing even for a politician. I know this has rambled and if your still with me I apologize it’s been a long exhausting day.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Last night was the opening of one of my great friends photography galleries. She had asked the wife and I if we would like to display our work in her gallery and of course we said yes. It has been a crazy week deciding what we wanted to represent our work. We shoot weddings,senior pics and other special events, but my favorite subject to shoot is butch women. I love to try and capture that amazing butch energy.
We finally settled on about 20 prints and got our wall set. Last night was great fun to get to dress up and mingle with adults enjoy good wine and music. We even got a quick job out of the evening. The wife went and shot pics of a lady getting a tattoo. It was a 10 min job and she made a quick 50 bucks. It was a great evening and I am so happy for my friend. She deserves this so much.