And so it begins......

May 20, 2010

Yesterday was Don's last day on his night job. Today he gets off of work at 3pm. It feels so weird lol. He's worked nights for the last four years. He started nights about a month after I moved here.

I'm trying to make plans for what I'm going to cook for supper. I'm thinking of loaded baked potato soup, even though it's hot, he LOVES it so I think it's what I'm gonna "whip up!"

My sister posted a video on FB yesterday. It was of my family (minus my Son who was at work) surprising my (great) niece Kira on her birthday. They threw her a surprise party. She's 7 (or 8???). It was so funny, my nephews 3 year old was so excited when Kira got there that she was beating on the window and yelling Kira's name. Everyone kept having to tell here to shhhhh.

I got to see my God child Destiny's baby. I haven't been able to meet her yet. I've only seen pics. I got to see my Nieces gorgeous little boy, I've only seen pics of him too.

I got to see my Dad. I got to see one of my sisters, and hear (she was filming) the other. I got to see my entire family together. Minus me (and my son). I cried. I cried like a baby. I made me realize how much I miss them. How much I miss out on, because I live so damn far away. It usually doesn't get to me this bad. But, I usually go home twice a year.

I haven't seen any of them since last August when I had to go home when Rusty's dad committed suicide. And honestly, because of the situation (the suicide) I didn't really get to spend a whole lot of time with them. Most of my time was spent with my Son, making sure that he was ok. That he was coping with what his dad did.

Usually when I go home I get to spend A LOT of time with my sisters, especially my oldest sister Denise. I usually stay at my Dads, she lives with him. Hell her and I usually sleep in the same bed (bitch is hard to sleep with though...just sayin'! She's throwing legs all over me and shit!). We lay there and giggle and talk. It's great!

When Denise is at work Diann and I usually hang out. I go run her errands with her.

Like going to the car wash. (Can you tell that Diann would like to kill me at this point? haha)

Denise and I would go to Diann's (other older sister) house and sit on her back porch by the fireplace,
(in the pic, Diann and I)

looking at the bayou,
(the back of Diann's house)

listening to the crocagators (totally a word I made up) ok so I'm totally bullshitting you on the crocagators! You can't really hear 'em! haha. We sit out there and tell stories, stories about how much they tortured me when I was a little kid growing up. Stories we've all heard a million times before, but love hearing again. (Bayou Teche runs right behind Diann's house0

We sit out there and just listen to nature.
(the view from Diann's back porch)

We go walk down the hidden paths on Diann's property, that's lined with bamboo. We laugh at Diann, about how "country" she is (event though she lives in "town!") (Diann)

We go walk down the hidden paths on Diann's property, that's lined with bamboo.

We follow her little duckies down the hidden trails. Seriously, how freakin' cute are they?

We follow them down to the pond in front of Diann's house.

Sometimes we just sit there and feed the ducks. We don't say a word. We just take it all in.

We sit at the picnic area and talk. We take in the beauty that surrounds us.

And make fun of the "crazy fishing boy" statue next to her picnic area lol. (WTH is that??)

We go out in the boat. My bro in law takes us out on the lake.

 And have a few beers.

And just enjoy the day.

The three of us get together and go to Diann's restaurant/bar.

 Lol...the minute the three of us walk in (to any bar in my hometown) we hear the "regulars" (who know us all well) say "Oh's the Cooper girls!"  (In this pic...Me, Diann and Denise)

or "Oh shit...the 3 D's are here! It's gonna be a wild night!" The the shots start flowing. The tequila, the Jager bombs, the lemon drops.
(Denise and I)

It's fun. It's crazy. It's what we do when we get together. (Denise and I...wasted and hungry lol)

 But damn, we laugh. (They would totally kill me if they knew I put this pic anywhere online lol!!) (Diann and Denise)

And laugh. Damn, we honestly laugh our asses off!
(Diann and Denise)

And (apparently) let drunk people totally Denise!!! take pics of us! (Diann and I)

Aww damn it! I'm f*ckin' homesick y'all! (Is this an amazing pic or what? I took this one in the city park!!) probably sounds like I'm whining. I don't mean to! I just keep telling myself, "Only 3 1/2 more months until my trip home!" Hope you all have a great day!!


June said...

I would be homesick to woman. I know what it's like from many years ago and I was young then but cried my fair share of tears.

Hugs Cajun!
I want the recipe for the soup!!

Adoption of Jane said...

I love Diann's Property... Frikkin' Gorgeous!

Small Town Girl said...

Girl, I'm so glad to know that you didn't really run off! I've got a lot of catching up to do. I'm sorry you're homesick. That's a terrible feeling, but you know you love them and they love you. Itt shows in the pictures!

Candice said...

What a gorgeous place!

BTW, you change your blog layout more than I change my underwear.

MiMi said...

Oh shit! You guys are all gorgeous! LOL

Alicia said...

awwww are your sisters are too cute together. i can see why you miss them so much!! its hard being away from family...i'm lucky i have my mom close by, its my saving grace!! hope you're feeling good doll! miss you!! hugs :)

ps- blog looks adorable!

WhisperingWriter said...

Mmmm. I love loaded baked potatoes.

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