My boobs were my tools of the trade for almost 20 months.

Once my youngest daughter weaned herself from the Magical Boob Juice, the fun really began!

(And by fun we all know I mean chaos!)

Pull up a chair, sit a while, read a few pages.

Keep and open mind and a joyful heart and you too can get pumped into the world of The Milk Maid.


Pre-Cruise Friday Mish-Mash

This afternoon we depart for leg one of our journey to cruise! Whew... What a week so far! Let's recap:

Some of you may remember this episode when Jef lost his job waaay back in November of last year. And remained unemployed for a few months. And later took a crappy job full of empty promises and small pay checks.

Well, let me just say that when the wheels of fate start turning, you'd better have your ass buckled in and be holding on to something. A few days ago Jef was offered a manager position... and he's turning in his notice at Old Job today. :::Happy sigh fills the room!::: The pay is better (mucho better-o!), the hours are flexible, and they are desperate to have my Big J as their Big Cheese.

So, upgrade to VIP on the leap of faith vacation we decided to take. New, improved (with more stain fighting power!) job. Now, if the whole kidney thing can be a fluke... I think we're set.

But- even if the whole kidney thing isn't a fluke, which it probably isn't and he will end up needed a new kidney, etc. etc., I've decided that no matter WHAT comes at us we can make it through life because of one simple thing: Each other (So, technically I guess "each other" would be two things, unless you are using the words "each other" to describe an entity instead of something with separate parts, like marriage makes you One- unless you try to pull that whole deal at the movies then you are definately two people-- and also kind of like crumbs split in half aren't half a crumb- it's two crumbs. Shit- I got sidetracked. I'm a crumb, Jef's a crumb, and we're all hungry- now what was I saying?).

The point is on top of my head. Just kidding-- The point is that whatever we can get to, we can get through. That's my mantra by the way. You can borrow it, I don't mind.

My pal Konetta told me about a workshop she went to where everyone did a role playing exercise. Basically, the people learned that some burdens they carry in this life are not actually from this lifetime. They have accepted the burden they carry from an ancestor (or something like that, bear with me). So, once you acknowledge that whatever burden you are carrying is not your cross to bear-- be it negativity, pain in your body, your body not cooperating for you, feelings of being overwhelmed, etc.-- then you just simply have to release that thought process. Like, "This is not my burden to carry. I will no longer drag this enormous weight behind me".

I know it sounds bizarre and a little crazy, but try it.


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And now for Haiku Friday
Ol nutty Milk Maid
Trying hard to free your mind
Maybe you should listen!
Oh! Vacation! Yay!
Show no chubby tummy please
Only a one piece
Bought a cheep movie
Val as Jim Morrison- HOT!
Dirty thoughts about...
--The Milk Maid says come on baby light my fire!


Blue Momma said...

Hooray on the new job! We are in the midst of a job search and I hope we do as well as your hubby.

And enjoy the vacation! I'm thinking of pulling out my good friends Mastercard and Visa and taking one myself.

I guess I'll let the hubby and punk come along, too. Probably...

Mishelle said...

I have had my fair share of dirty thoughts about Val!! LOL

Enjoy your vay-kay!

Marcy "meg" said...

How exciting on the job! Patience pays off! That is a good mantra too :)

Enjoy your trip!!! I can't wait to hear how it is going!!!!

B said...
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B said...

Val Kilmer is gross. I'm sorry..he just is.

I agree with the whole laying your burdens down thing. I was reading a book last night by Annie Dillard..and basically she said: if you empty yourself completely, then grace can flow into you like a waterfall into a cup.

You kids have a nice time..don't worry about us, we'll be here when you get back.

Michell said...

Yay on the new job. That is fantastic. And have a great vacation. I'll be thinking of you and wishing I was on cruise I'm sure.

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Have fun on the vacay!

Dirty thoughts about Val, ha!!!

Heidi Hyde said...

Congrats on the job and the vacation! Relax and have fun.


AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

yay on the new job. that's great. can you send one our way?

we're on vacay, too! enjoy the cruise!

Patois said...

The Milk Maid. Great. Hope you're having a great time.

VDog said...

Val is SO sad now. Much better to watch the old flicks.

kittenroar5 said...

That's wonderful news on the job! And Val's a little gross. I'll have to go with B on that one!