Some things change...
Some things remain the same...
In the seventh grade I wrote a poem that was chosen to read over the loud speaker during the morning announcements. All I had to do was talk into the microphone (no visual audience). I practiced how I would sound reading it. It was kind of like practicing for a solo in the shower. The results weren’t the same.
2. I thought I would have a Volkswagen beetle, but my daddy insulted the old lady by telling her how much he would pay for the car.
Never mind that we didn’t even have the $700 he was offering and I didn’t have a driver’s license.
3. I thought I would have a Journalism scholarship.
It was narrowed down to four of us. I didn’t get it.
4. I thought I would have a Journalism degree.
I only completed my freshman year.
5. I thought I would live in Charlotte, NC. Far enough that daddy couldn’t do a drive by to see if I was home, and close enough to come home anytime I wanted.
Alas, I was still living at home when I met my Marine husband. I left home when I was twenty-six and moved far far away.
6. I thought I would live in a house with a white picket fence.
Not base housing. The partial picket fence came later.
7. I thought I would have five kids.
Since I didn’t get married until I was twenty-six. I settled for three. After my first miscarriage, I said I’d be happy with one. After Christopher was born, I was satisfied. I said it would be God’s will if I had another baby.
8. I thought I would have one or two dogs.
I have several fish.
9. I thought I would never go back to school.
10. I thought I’d never be interested in football.
This rings true.
Here’s the thing… the only thing I am looking forward to on Sunday is to see M&M's top last year’s “I’m sexy and I know it” commercial.