When you hear the words ' Life Lessons' what immediately comes to mind?
While I was thinking about this blog, I kept repeating the words. And at first nothing really popped into my mind.
What is a Life Lesson?
I mean besides the obvious choices of learning to walk, talk and poop in a commode.
My Younger Daughter just moved out into her first very own apartment.
I have been thinking of those words a lot. I've even used them in a sentence a time or two. Such as when she flippantly told me $50.00 a month was all she would need for food. I thought," She needs to learn some life lessons."
Or that PG &E was only going to cost her $15.00 a month, I thought, "Those first Life Lessons are a bitch."
What I mean is, " Life is a Bitch and sometimes you have to learn things the hard way." We have all had those kinds of lessons, usually after leaving our own Mother's 'nest' as a young fledgling. Some do it sooner, ( I was 17) and some do it later,( she is nearly 30).
YD has already learned some very important Life Lessons-and she has grown tremendously from learning them. Plus, she isn't repeating the same mistakes twice! Let me say too, that I am so very proud of her!
But I was forgetting something. I was forgetting that Life doesn't really care how old you are. Life is gonna teach you lessons when ever the Hell it wants to!
I've been learning some Life Lessons too.
1. Mothers always miss their children, no matter how old they are when they leave.
2.Children have no concept of how much Mothers miss their children until they have children of their own to miss.
3.You have to remember not to be a Mother.( Which sounds easy- but in reality is really, really hard to do!)
With Life flinging Lessons around here Willy Nilly, you'd think that I'd be super smart by now! I'm not. I know now that I have many, MANY more lessons to learn. But I was correct about one thing- Life is a Bitch and sometimes you just gotta learn the Hard Way.
I am a California girl, born between the mountains and the ocean, the rolling foothills are my home. I've been astride almost since I was born, learned to ride before I could walk and would rather ride than do anything else. I can rope, ride and shoot, and I hate to cook. I'd rather spend my money on a well built rig than a hairdo or furniture. I buy my clothes at the tack store or the garden shop and if Tractor Supply sold groceries I would never have to shop anywhere else! My kids are grown and on their own, so I have plenty of time for my passions. They include a love of photography, antiques, the beach, and writing.
I read incessantly,including all of these blog pages. I am constantly amazed by the talent and beauty here, and I love being in this good company.
Favorite Childrens Books
Bullrider by Suzanne Morgan Williams
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
In a Blue Room by Jim Averback
Skellig by David Almond
Such a Pretty Girl
Wander by Susan Hart Lindquist
Favorite Grown up Books
Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
ANYthing by Janet Evonovich
Cleopatra by Margaret George
Confessions of an Ugly Step-Sister By Gregory Mcguire
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Pillers of the Earth by Ken Follett
Shipping News By E.Annie Proulx
SPQ Big Ass Cook book and Financial Planner By Jill Conner Browne
SPQ Field Guide to Men BY Jill Conner Browne
SPQ God Bless the SPQ By Jill Conner Browne
SPQ Guide to Raising Children By Jill Conner Browne
Sweet Potato Queens Book of Love By Jill Conner Browne