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This linkup is called Weekly Lessons & the hosts are Mattie and Lex.  So, if you wanna join in, hope on over to linkup!  :)

Mandie's Weekly Lessons:

    1.  Almonds Are Better Than Pecans.  I'm currently enjoying my newest Trail Mix - candy corn, pecans, peanuts, crasins & Cinnamon Chex & I've come to the conclusion that I prefer almonds in my Trail Mix over pecans.  Pecans are good but not as good as almonds.

    2.  The Girls' Mom Is A Real Bitch.  If you're new around these parts, I have two stepdaughters - Trouble (18) & Sunshine (15).  Their mother has not been a stable fixture in their lives & she has put them both through Hell especially Trouble.  There were times that I held Trouble on the kitchen floor while she cried about her mother.  Now, on Monday, I had to do the same thing Sunshine.  Their mother is now treating Sunshine like she did Trouble.  I am beyond pissed.  She says horrible things about me but I am the one that is raising her daughters, I am the one that picks them up when she tears them down.  It's just SO frustrating.  She hasn't seen Sunshine in about two months & I'm pretty sure that she hasn't seen Trouble since July.  Some people should not be allowed to be parents...but there is a difference between giving birth & raising a child, that's for damn sure.

    3.  It Pays To Work Where I Do.  My employer is a sponsor of our local summer collegiate baseball team, the Rafters.  Well, the General Manager & NWL Executive of the Year came in the office to show off the team's Summer Collegiate World Series trophy.  I got called into one of bosses' office to not only shake the hand of the GM but to touch the trophy & get my picture taken with it.  My day was made!  :)


  1. I looove almonds but I actually don't like pecans at all! That's so horrible about the girls' mom! It's true, some people are not cut out for parenthood.

    1. I really don't think that I'm gonna go with pecans again. I'm stickin' with peanuts & almonds. Yummy!

      She is just one of those people that isn't, she really has NO idea what it is to raise children because she's never had to do it. :\

  2. I am so sorry to hear about their mother! So heartbreaking. Thank God they have you! What a blessing you must be in their lives.

    1. Thank you. I've been told many times by not only the girls but other people that they are lucky to have me. They each have told me at some point that they consider me their mom. It's nice to hear that but at the same time, it's sad. Very bittersweet.


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