Friday, May 13, 2011


Looks like Blogger had an owie, and my regularly scheduled post...didn’t.
I really am trying to post a little bit every day, but I guess you’ll have to wait until Monday for the next funny story in “Mi Vida Loca”!
Tonight, I attended my son’s engagement party.  It was fun.  His mom hosted, not me, but his real mom.  I have the honor of being Younger Son’s stepmom, but that’s a word we use rarely.
I’m Janie.  (Big stretch there, huh?)  When he introduces ThatManILove and I to people, he says, “This is my mom, Janie, and my dad, TMIL*”  (*He really calls him “Dad” but introduces him by his given name.)  Sometimes, he calls me Mamarazzi.  I don’t have a clue why.  (Right.)
Two sets of divorced parents can be a tough deal, for the parents, the steps, and the kiddos.  Tonight, TMIL was stuck on location, so I went and picked up the grandparents, and basically...headed over to TMIL's ex-wife’s house for his son's party.
Was I scared?  No.  Was I nervous?  You bet.  I’ve never been inside her house, and TMIL wasn’t with me.  TMIL and I have been married for 10+ years, and they were divorced 7 + years before I met TMIL.  But, still, it’s kinda weird, you know?
There was no need for nervousness...she was amazing and gracious.  Her house is absolutely beautiful, and we were welcomed with open arms.  The party was fun, and it was good to see Younger Son’s friends and meet his fiancee’s parents.  And it was good for me to be out of my comfort zone, ya know?

There was a really funny moment.  Younger Son's grandmother was trying to take a picture of the couple, and trying to get the decorated cake in the picture as well.  Photographer Janie, who knows all, you know (ahem), lifted the cake at a slant and told the couple to hold it "just at this angle".  Grandmother was trying to catch the perfect smile from them, and thank God, a friend said, "Is that cake moving?" - and it WAS!  It was sliding down the cake sheet!  They straightened it up just in time, or that cake would have been on the floor.  It was quite the icebreaker, and it.was.MY.fault.  Oh yeah, baby, it's never boring around here!
Tomorrow?  A baby shower, and then, babysitting this little 6 month old Kingston for a co-worker.  (The little tyke doesn’t yet know it, but he’s going to be in another Janie photo shoot.  (DUH.))  It will be fun, he's grown so much since his last session!

Kingston was 4 months old here - isn't he beautiful!

And by then, hopefully, TMIL will be home for the weekend.
Y’all have a good one.  I hope Blogger lets me post this!  I’d hate for y’all to miss out on the ups and downs of my exciting day today. (Yawn...)
Happy trails, y’all!


  1. Good save on the cake. And glad you enjoyed the party.

  2. Someone forgot to stick that cake down with a bit of frosting..glad you all escaped cake on the floor.
    You are very adventerous..I am glad you went, sometimes it is good to go out of the comfort zone. Kids need all the support they can get these days..parents and step you will be a Mother In Law..that has a nice ring to it:)


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