Monday, October 20, 2014

CitriStar Citrus Juicer
You'll Never Juice Your Old Way Again

Michelle Lee, The Adventures of SupermomFor months I've had this box on my desk for a back to school post because all kids LOVE freshly squeezed orange juice for breakfast before they rush off to school on a busy morning.  Right?  I remember that freshly squeezed orange juice was a treat and mostly served on a weekend at my Mamaw's house.  She used to put the little juice glasses that were filled with freshly squeezed orange juice in the freezer while she baked her biscuits and whipped up some homemade gravy.  Add some crispy bacon and life was just grand.

If I still had my ancient juicer I'd agree with the above and only have this treat on the weekends because it was a huge stresser with halved oranges up to my elbows and by the end of juicing the oranges I was probably ready to hurl my juicer out the window. 

Perhaps that was why it has taken me a month longer to share my experience with you because I was weary of the whole process.  I received a CitriStar Citrus Juicer in the mail and I was finally able to cut some beautiful oranges over the weekend to make some freshly squeezed orange juice. 

This juicer is AWESOME and it makes me happy!!!!!  It's super quick and super easy and super quiet!  I was shocked at how quickly I juiced the whole bag or oranges.  My old twenty year old juicer was never that fast nor that easy.  I'd have to press down pretty hard on my old juicer and it would make a grinding noise and sputter while trying to do its job.   My CitriStar is nothing like that at all.  It had juiced the orange in a matter of seconds and it didn't require all of my strength to press the orange down on the juicer.

I have no problem at all preparing some freshly squeezed orange juice for the kids before school now because I have the best citrus juicer around.  Supermom loves the CitriStar Citrus Juicer!

Michelle Lee, The Adventures of Supermom

Michelle Lee, The Adventures of Supermom

Michelle Lee, The Adventures of Supermom

Michelle Lee, The Adventures of Supermom

**I wasn't paid to post this.  I was sent a CitriStar Citrus Juicer for free so that I could share how amazing it is with you!  Thank you.**



Saturday, October 18, 2014

Following in my Mamaw's footsteps.

Father's DayMy Mamaw is the matriarch of our family and I say this proudly.  During my forty years of life my Mamaw has been a constant fixture.  I guess this is true for all of us in her family.  Again we are all {probably} proud of this.  I cannot speak for the rest of us.

My Mamaw became a grandmother at a very early stage in her life and I'm sure she wasn't exactly tickled about that.  My Dad and Mom were practically babies themselves when they had me and my brother then they had to experience the death of a child.  Michael, my twin, was seven days old when he died.  I cannot even begin to imagine such loss to two young and brand new parents.  I never realized this thought until writing this blog post and it saddens me.

I've always wondered if that lost feeling in my life, throughout my whole life, was losing my brother whom I shared a womb with and now I must imagine how my parents felt with losing a newborn son.  Their son.

At this point I'm guessing the maternal instinct took over in Mamaw and she took care of little Michelle when she was finally released from the hospital months after being born.

In a sense, she raised me, taking care of me when my own parents needed that older wisdom she possessed even though she was a young grandmother herself.  I have many amazing memories with my Mamaw and Papaw as you know if you are a regular reader here.

We continue to make wonderful memories with Mamaw and I'm extremely happy that all four of my children have a relationship with her.

With this being said, I became a young mother at twenty years old and my grandmother helped show me the ropes with my own children.  It was much needed help and advice when I was seeking answers or if I was just exhausted from parenting the children.  She has been there for me with all four children and I am thankful.  At times you need the encouragement and kind words that only a Mamaw can give. 

My children have both a mom and dad and a step-mom and a step-dad and they have a Mamaw.  She has been the “other” parent in the equation at times when needed.  Helping raise these youngin's and now she even gives them advice on their life.

Pretty awesome that Mamaw had been a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and pretty soon she will be a great great grandmother in her lifetime.  And pretty soon I will be a  Mamaw like she is.  It's hard for me to imagine that I've reached this stage in my own life.  A grandmother.  Nodding.  Wow.  It just doesn't seem possible but it is.

My Mamaw helped with my children and now I will be helping them in a way that she helped me by caring for my granddaughter while my daughter finishes college.  H is in her third year at our local college and I told her that I would keep the baby for her to finish school.  In my mind finishing her college education is extremely important and I want to do everything possible to make sure that happens.

I'm pulling a  Mamaw.  Said with a smile.  I'm going to help out in any way I can to help my children.  Just like my Mamaw did for me.

I'm going to be the best Mamaw EVER!!!  Well, I'll come in a close second right after my Mamaw. 



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Today
{This one time at band camp.}

I was collecting the kids from school and Lovely O is talking about one of her best friends getting their ears pierced tomorrow and she was asking them if they'd come to her funeral if she died while having it done.

Silly girl.

While driving down the road O was asking about this place that was never finished being built and she was curious as to why.

I belted out,

“Perhaps, they got their ears pierced.”

Bad Mommy.

Laughing.