Friday, September 16, 2005

Married life with Jello! lol

I have been experiencing severe writers block, I think I go through this at this time of the year, summer is over, kids are back in school and I have time to myself to go completely blank, I haven't been able to write and I haven't had the urge to touch my camera. I do things in cycles, this I learned about myself over the last few years. I've been bored and restless and I can't figure out what is coming next in my cycles....although I have been reading a lot again.

When I have writers block I am usually able to go to the boards and read other journals and get at least some inspiration, but I have been coming up empty on that.....until today. Kasey at The return of Kasey palooza  (<~~   link) blogged about a guacamole fight her and her boyfriend had at home over a game of scrabble, it triggered memories from my first year of marriage and one hell of a Jell-O fight! lol So I thought I would share of few memories of my year as a newlywed.

8/8/90 - 8/8/91     (flash back)

After the shock of finally being able to actually marry the man of my fairy tale dreams, this first few weeks were actually awkward! lol We had spent so much of our 4 and a half years coming and going in and out of each others lives that just staying at his house for more than a week felt funny. I felt many times like OK, it's late I should be weird was that! Many times I actually said, "I had to go home" and he would have to remind me that I was home! lol And I would reply "Oh yeah!" lol.... Now I wasn't all innocent and green, I had lived with Danny for a few years.......but being married was different....being married was wonderful!

Little did I know that I conceived our first child in the same month we were married.....for those that are sitting there doing the math.....she came almost 10 months after we were married....I know, his Mother pointed that out to me! lol This was also the year that Jim started the adoption proceedingswith my Daughter Amanda...she was 4 years old and he had been in our lives since she was just 9 weeks old. This definitely was a year of change and I loved it!

This is where our own food fight kicked in.....I craved Jello when I was pregnant with Rachel....all colors-all flavors, some in pretty parfaits some right out of the mold....but I always had Jell-O in the fridge, big bowls of it! I still don't know how the food fight started but there was jello everywhere! On the kitchen ceiling fan, being whirled to every adjoining room, on the dog, on the 4 year old Amanda, who by the way the dog was licking it off of. It was in my hair, my ears, my ugly maternity bra! lol It was down Jim's pants and shirt we were..... a delicious mess!   And who knew right after our One year anniversary came that we would have conceived yet another child....something about the loss of inhibitions under the Kentucky Moon on horseback and a mason jar of white lightening! lol....Both of our last two kids were conceived while visiting his family in Kentucky......Oops my bad! lol....You have no idea how glad I am that my In-laws don't have access to the Internet and my blog! lol

Well, this entry is getting longer than I anticipated so guess what?
Yup....continued! lol


mawmellow said...

What no CoolWhip?  only THAT could have made it better ;)

globetrotter2u said...

LOL! A jello fight! That is truly the worst possible scenario for my clean freak mind to try to conceive of! Sticky, gooey, oozy...Yech! Hope the clean-up was as much fun as the food fight!
And you really are a brazenlilchit, having a wild time in mommy-in-laws house!
God bless ya, dahling!
I really need to find out more about this mason jar of white lightning though.....
Thanx for the fun entry!

gdireneoe said...

I love your memories!  Two of my three were both conceived on vacation at my in-laws...I'm safe...LOL...they don't come here.  Our last one (hopefully only temporary) could have happened...just about anywhere...ahhh...the good old days...! ;)  C.

tillysweetchops said...

Writers block? The good news is I think you're CURED!

This was great and so romantic. I'm at the stage in my marriage now where I just can't stand mess, so playing around with a tub of Haagen Daz is out of the question - I'd rather eat it! Judging by your entry though,  I think the director of "Nine and a Half Weeks" missed out -  By the sounds of it, Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke could have done a lot with a packet of Jell-O!!
Tilly x

ashleekr said...

You are such a good story teller - can't wait for part 2!

ashleekr said...

You are such a good story teller - can't wait for part 2!

sdoscher458 said...

See Food can be FUN.  lol great entry...I can guess what happens next...Sandi

tgk5473 said...

First I want to thank you for your comments on my journal. I've got a lot to learn. I've enjoyed yours' tonight. I love all your stories about your life. I don't see writers block at all. I think it use to be a big thing for women to mark on their calendars when young couples married just so they could count back in case a child arrived before the year was up. Someday I'll have to tell a really bad story that happened to me concerning my mother-in-law but I'll have to change the names to protect ME! Thanks so much for your sharing......

cneinhorn said...

look forward to part two kimberleigh!


psychfun said...

Now that sounds like fun! I'll have to remember that one! Your lucky there was no video! HA! Now the key remember this one day when you are elderly & you start it again! It may not be such a big one but it just might help! ;-)