Okay. Sometimes when I meet people and they find out we have six kids and Steve is in the Army, they ask me, "Do you do anything?" Or, "Do you do anything outside of the home?"
After counting to about two and a half and putting on my "I'm from Philly, have a Master's degree in Nursing, and spent 20 years in the Army" stance (exhale), I usually smilingly answer, "No, I don't do anything.... except homeschool our six kids.." And then I continue looking at them in the eye.
I'd really like to change that to something "better" though. I haven't found that answer yet...still trying them out.
Here's one: I keep thinking of saying ..."Yes, I'm raising future leaders of the next generation." Period.
Or, my favorite, "No, I don't do anything else now. But for 20 years I was in the Army defending the Constitution, helping to protect the right to free speech so that people can ask questions like, "Do you do anything?" to mothers with six kids.
For those of you who are familiar with Tim Hawkins, the Christian comedian, at this point I think he would sort of sarcastically say something like, "Well that wouldn't be the Christian thing to say to them. So, I'm saying it to you instead!"
Apparently, even if you don't live in Louisiana, but you do live in neighboring Texas, you can still get live crawfish during crawfish season. We saw these crawling around in a bin at our local HEB today. When we lived in Louisiana we would always get crawfish during crawfish season.
This isn't the Crawfish Shack where we ate, but we ate at plenty like this!http://www.tylerites.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04
|A beautiful miniature rose that Steve grew by our front porch! It's sitting on my desk now.|