Hello Fellow Blog Hoppers! My name is Angela McCoy. I am a freelance writer/editor, military wife and work at home mom to four boys with special needs.
Mom's Fortress of Solitude is an outlet for me to connect with other moms and to write about experiences in life, both positive and negative. Inspiration and encouragement are my ultimate goals in blogging.
Humor is my main coping mechanism in dealing with life's adversities. I am a quick-witted, 'no holds barred', 'tell it like it is' humorist who has learned that laughter truly is the best antidote to life's adversities.
Some say that laughter is the best medicine. I say, "Bring it on! Laughter is free, and I am on a very strict budget!"
But wait . . . there's more!
Join the party! Cherish the sarcasm!
A - Age: 37 going on dead
B - Bed size: not big enough, but apparently suited for a queen. I'm assuming that queen didn't have a cover-hogging, freight train-sounding husband, dogs who only sleep on Mom's side of the bed, or two small kids running into her room in the middle of the night because
is out to get them!
C - Chore you hate: How about I just list all the ones I don't hate? That would be a whole lot easier.
D - Dogs' names:
E - Essential start to your day item:
F - Favorite color: um . . . green?
G - Gold or Silver: Silence is golden. Duct tape is Silver! I like 'em both! Muuuuah ha ha ha!
H – Height: 5'3 I know, I know. I don't have very far to fall, and I can get to the better places faster.
I - Instruments you play: from the clarinet in high school to the beat of an off-balanced washing machine drum. I'm really good at the latter. ;o)
J - Job title: CEO of The Department of Domestic Engineering, Midwest Region (aka housewife in Chicago)
K - Kid(s): four boys, ages 16, 14, and 7 year old twins, and a step-daughter age 18
L - Living arrangements: Navy housing . . . gotta love it!
M - Mom's name: Dianne aka The Screamin' Mimi
N – Nicknames: Mom? Where's my ________ ? Finder of all thin gs lost and easily found by me.
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Almost 8 months straight with my 14 year old son, when he was a baby, plus countless other times in the last 14 years.
P - Pet Peeve: The words, 'Pet Peeve' really annoy me for some reason . I prefer phrases like, 'What annoys the Hell outta you?' or 'What really chaps your a$*?'
I wonder if one can have pet peeves spayed or neutered?
Q - Quote from a movie:
"Truth hurts. Maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with a seat missing, but it hurts." ~ Naked Gun 2 1/2
R - Right or left handed: I write left-handed, bat right-handed, and type ambidextrously. ;o) So, I guess I'm a South Paw, but at least I'm in my right mind (I think).
S - Siblings: One brother and one half-sister (that just sounds so odd, but at least I got the talking half.)
T - Time you wake up: It's too freakin' early: 30
U- Underwear: Well, it ain't no stinkin' string. I can tell ya that much.
V - Vegetable you dislike: any one of them that's not covered in chocolate
W - Ways you run late: I'm a very punctual person; always planning to be at least 15 minutes early so I have time to congratulate all the losers. I WIN!
That said, I always allow 20 minutes just before leaving the house to account for everything my kids and husband need me to do at the very last minute.
"Sign this permission slip, Mom. I need it now!"
"Before you go to your appointment, could you run to the store and get me some dip?"
"Mom, I need $5.00 for a book fine."
If only they could inherit my time management skills!
X - X-rays: Oh yah . . . we've had a lot of those!
Technician: "Is there any possibility you could be pregnant, Ma'am?"
Me: "There's no way in Hell I'm pregnant! Hubby was neutered after the twins, so now he just lays around the house and get fat." That always throws them off guard. lol
Technician (confused and insulted by my statement): "Ok, so would you wear this lead apron anyway . . . just in case?
Why do they bother asking, if they're just going to make you wear it anyway? Why don't they just throw it over you at the door, as your walking in?
Y - Yummy food you make: I'm famous for my Tex-Mex cuisine.
Z - Zoo animals: Is this supposed to be a list of all the animals I can name, or my favorites?
Ok, well . . . here goes:
Robert, Brandon, Koby, Kaleb and Alex
Watch them as they interact in their natural habitat.