Monday, January 7, 2013

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Not A Football Kind of Gal

It's another edition of Random Tuesday Thoughts.  If you'd like to participate, link up at Stacy Uncorked.
My son, Adam, has strep throat.  He's been laying around the house, lethargic.  I hate to see my kids sick.
I ripped out my hubby's nipple ring the other day.  Bent that steel rod straight with a loop from the back of my pants.  I thought he was going to pee himself or clock me, one or the other. 
Last week me and Jason met up with a couple of friends at a sports bar and grill to watch the Packers vs. Vikings football game.  I always knew that football really wasn't my thing but it was confirmed that night.  I just can't get into the sport.  No matter how hard I try, I just can't understand the rules and terms.  The only football game I'll be watching from here on out is the Super Bowl, and that's for the commercials and halftime show.
New Year's Eve was pretty uneventful for me.  I attended a garage party at a friend's house.  I was home by 11:30 pm and in bed by 12:15.  Regardless, it's always a good time with friends involved.

Jager - my adult beverage of choice
Me and two of my besties on New Year's Eve
I ate duck for the first time the other day.  I slow cooked it with onions and barbecue sauce and it turned out a lot like pulled pork.  I did fine with it until I chomped on a hard piece.  Visions of innards danced through my head and I about lost my mind.  Come to find out, it was a buckshot from where the bird got hit.  Who knew I was going to have to dodge bullets when eating my meat?!
The first day of school after Christmas vacation, my son came home to tell me they practiced a Code Red drill.  All students had to practice what steps they'd take in case of a school shooting or massacre.  Back in my day, we had fire drills and halfheartedly paid attention.  It's a sad, sad thing when new drills have to be added to keep from being killed.  What struck me the most when Adam was telling me about the drill is that all the students paid attention and did as they were told.  There was no fiddlefarting around.  The kids knew the seriousness of the situation and didn't give the teachers any grief.  I was also struck in the heart when Adam said the teachers were telling their students that they would sacrifice their lives and do everything to save the kids if they ever needed to. 

After the conversation I was a mix of emotions.  I was pissed that my child, or any other kid, has to practice a drill such as this.  I was angry that we're in a world that this type of thing has to be practiced or on a kid's mind.  I was grateful to the teachers who said they'd be the heroes if they had to.  I was elated that the students were conscientious of the seriousness of the drill and did what they were told.  I was grieved for the parents who lost their children in Connecticut.  I was joyed that I can still hug my children and tell them I love them.
This is the recent conversation that I had with my 18 yoa daughter when I told her me and Jason were going to start taking mixed martial arts/fitness classes:

Me:  Me and Jason are going to start taking mixed martial arts and fitness classes.

Shelby:  So, are you two getting a divorce?

Me:  What does a divorce have to do with the price of tea in China?

Shelby:  When two people who've been married for a while start doing activities together like that, it's usually because there's been drama or a peak in their marriage and they're on the verge of divorce.  They then start doing all sorts of activities together.

Me:  Where did you hear of such nonsense?

Shelby:  I see it in the movies all the time.

Me:  You watch way too many movies.
Happy RTT!


Masshole Mommy said...

Ooooh, is your husband's nipple ok? Yikes.

I love my krav maga classes and have been trying to get my hubby to join me, but our schedules are kind of opposite, so I don't think we'd be able to go to any classes together.

VickeC said...

my husband an I love doing activites together

gretchen said...

Ewww, that nipple ring thing gave me chills! As did the Code Red drill, but for different reasons. It really is a horror, right?

Julie Maloney said...

Ouch. I don't think I'm going to get the nipple image out of my head today, reminds me of that movie Chris Farley did, I can't think of the name but OUCH!

Julie Maloney said...

oh, I remembered. "Airheads" with Adam Sandler. Farley was a cop and he ripped it out. Ouch again :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

OH my gosh with that buckshot! Who would have figured that might happen?

DysFUNctional Mom said...

OK I went from flinching about the nipple ring, to tearing up about the Code Red stuff, to laughing about your daughter's response!
Nice to end on a laugh ;-)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OH lord dodging a bullet ... hehe. That so would happen to me!