Thursday, February 28, 2013

Watch your left, when your dealing with the right!

I'm left handed and all of my life my parents and teachers have tried to show me how to write properly( which they considered right handed) It never worked out my right hand writing was terrible so they let me go back to left hand writing which was slightly less terrible. I vowed that I would never put my kids through the pain and anguish I had to go through being left handed so when Will was starting to pick things up it was with his right hand, so I was like great! This should be a piece of cake, he's right handed! Well I obviously passed down the terrible handwriting to him, because he can't write worth a lick. I thought his handwriting was ok but his teachers tell me otherwise, " he really needs to practice more " his teacher tells me. So I have turned into my parents and all of old teachers. We practice, and practice and practice. We practice slow, fast,in between, I even made him change hands to see if the left one was better......nope. Then I decided that it must be the pencil sharpener, maybe if we had a new one his writing would be clearer because the point would be sharper which would inturn translate into clearer writing. I went out and brought a professional pencil sharpener, new number 2 pencils and clean sheets of paper. I had soft jazz playing in the background and incense burning. We did some deep breathing exercises and then we were ready to begin. It was going really well,(at least I thought so) when I noticed Wes was missing from the scene. "Wes where are you?" I called. Well good old Wes was upstairs sharpening all the pencils down to a nub, he was "helping." Thanks Wes, I guess I should be glad he didn't try the sharpener with pens!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

50 First Dates!

Well Pooka family!  This month I decided to do something different.  I work really hard and I work a lot and there isn’t a lot of time for dating.  So, of course my girls suggested online dating.......Not really a fan, but for the busy individual it’s an easier option.  So I went and created my little profile(don’t ask me where cause I’m not telling, LOL)  I thought I’d find a nice gentleman to take me to a movie or a nice dinner! WELL NICE MEN ARE NOT ON DATING SITES, lol!!!  Its been a little rough, first off you have to be quick at online dating!  If someone winks, you must wink back in at least 2 minutes or they’ve moved on!  I started having a conversation with a nice guy, so I quickly emailed his picture to the girls to see what they thought.  Well by the time they emailed me back that he was cute, me and the guy had had a fight and broken up already, LOL!!  I am not kidding this was in the span of a half hour!  I think I need to start working my reflexes so as soon as an email comes through I’m on it!  One guy asked me what I was looking for on the site, I emailed back, “To meet a nice friend and if it turns into something more then great!”  He promptly emailed me back and said, “Oh, well good luck!”  So now I’m pissed off and email him back and ask what he’s looking for.  He asks me If I read his profile and that he was looking for more than that he was looking for love.  So I guess my second email to him should have said, Hi I’m Dawn and I love you!!  I’m amazed at all of the hard work I’m putting in and still haven’t gotten my nice dinner yet!  So then I decide to go to the mixers that the site has (yeah I know you’re probably all figuring it out now)  Well I went with a friend and when I got there there were about 20-25 OLD guys there.  Not just OLD but big belly and comb over old!  WHAT IS GOING ON HERE!!  So I asked the representative from the company and asked here where all of the guys my age were!! She asked me how I old I was and she was surprised!  But then she surprised me by saying, “Well you’re in the bottom of this age bracket but....THIS IS YOUR BRACKET!”  NO!!!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me!  I couldn’t believe I had wasted good make up and painted on my best jeans, LOL!!  Needless to say I quit that site and I’m happily back on my couch and you know what??? I can take myself out to dinner!!