Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday and I think I may have made a bad bet...

Top 2 things you have learned from your parents or grandparents

1. I have learned a lot from my momma. She is a smart lady. I wouldn't be the person I am today without all the life lessons that she has taught me, so its quite hard to pen point just one thing. If I had to choose, I would say my mom has taught me to be independent. I think it's very important for a girl to be able to do things on her own. Growing up and still to this day, if my mom needs something done...she doesn't wait for my dad to do it for her. She does it all on her own. She works 8 hours a day, goes home and feeds all the animals--growing up, we would have anywhere from horses, cows, chickens, goats, dogs, you name it we probably had it--cleans house, cooks dinner and so on. She has taught me the value of hard work and being able to succeed all on your own and not having to rely on anyone. I pride myself in being able to provide myself with a roof over my head, food on the table, etc. Also, I can fix my own washer and mow my own yard and do whatever. Thank you, Mom for showing me how to be a "big girl". I love you!

2. Like I've said before...my Nana and Papa are two of my favorite people. I love them dearly. I have learned from them what true love is. Yes, my Nana and Papa may have their arguments...what married couple doesn't? Especially if you have been married for 51 years...or is it 52, I don't know. My point is. They have loved each other through the good times and the bad, through sickness and health, through richer or poor. They are truly living their wedding vows. I am sure their love story hasn't always been rainbows and butterflies...its been hard work, sweat and tears. They got through it though, because of their love. I see how good they are too each other. I don't want a love story like Johnny and June...I want a love story like Linda and Larry...aka Nana and Papa.

Now on to that bad bet I may have made. You see, I have the most adorable baby brother. I have mentioned him before. But here he is again...I mean, really its hard to say no to those dimples.
He is quite the little stud. But enough about how adorably cute he is. Lets talk about how sometimes this adorably cute boy can be a huge pain in my ass. Its understandable...I think its like a qualification of little brothers to be pains in the asses. Anyway, little brother loves to give me a hard time. Always messing with me. I may be slightly gullible, so the boy knows how to work it and knows what gets me going. Ooh...he's good at what he does. He has had almost 18 years experience with it.

 His latest against me is somewhat sincere. See, for some reason he wants so badly to put be on a dating website. One, I think he knows how badly it annoys me and how much I DO NOT want to do online dating. I don't think its come down to that just yet. At least not for me. I swear, every time he sees a commercial about it, he threatens me that he signed me up. I always fall for it. Two, I think he truly wants me to find someone and get married, and he wants to insure that he has a cool brother-in-law that he can hunt and fish with and things like that.

Well, Friday night after the Hunting and fishing show, we make a bet ( don't ask me why I did this) that I have to be in a relationship by the time he graduates. I immediately yell "College" but not so much...its high school. Which is in like less than three months btw. If I do not have a boyfriend by his graduation, than he is going to sign me up on a dating website. Oh Lord, please help me.

So, looks like I need to get busy. Good thing I have my new make-up, I am going to need to be looking good, seeing how I need to find a man by May. Ladies, if you have any single friends, brothers, cousins, who ever in the neighborhood of NE Oklahoma...I need help. Now, he didn't specify how long of a relationship...so I am thinking as long as I have gone on like a date or two...I should be good, right??

I really don't want to end up on a dating website under the control of my 18 year old brother. Why didn't I just bet like money or something??



mom said...

Now that i have wiped away the tears, i think i can type.

I love my family with all my heart. Yes, i probably shouldn't have raised you to be so independent, but that is a good thing. Just think if i haven't taught you how you would be waiting for someone to fix it. It's just easier to do it. :)

Logan is loving the bet. You better get busy. LOL.

Tiff said...

Maybe you should go on the bachelor instead of the dating site! ha! :) What an amazing mama you have. That is great! And your nana and papa show what marriage should really be about!!

~Micah said...

Very sweet blog! Thanks for following mine also! I've known Tiffany for...well...a long time! I feel like I know you from her blogs! She is very blessed to have such sweet friends!

Anonymous said...

This is really sweet. Yay for mothers who teach us to be independent. And yay for grandparents who remind us that there is such a thing as love that lasts a lifetime. :)


Tiffany said...

The line about Johnny and June got me all choked up. And I love that you chose independence to learn from your mama---good one! As for the dating website, I am confident that you'll find a boyfriend by May. But, I'm just going to tell you, if not.....I'm totally going to start feeding Logan info for your profile! :)

~Miss Football

Ashleigh Nichole said...

I love when i see people that can be so independent you do not see many anymore these days that are independent most are dependant on someone to do things for them. I am glad to see you can be on your own and love it and be proud that your mother taught that to you. I also agree with marriage its a bond worth having and loving someone unconditionally. I hope and wish you luck within the coming months to find someone to semi date to make your brother happy so he dont stick you on a dating site those can be semi scary

Beth McC. said...

I learned True Love from my Grandparents as well!! Love that- what a great post!!