Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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Thursday, March 17, 2016


My husbands ancestors came to America many many many years ago and through those years the "O" was dropped from the name Higgins. So in long-time reality I should be married to a O'Higgins. Why they did that, I have no idea. I think that it is a beautiful name, just like my husbands name Robert Oscar, just think to be given that name and not have the "O" in Higgins!!!!!! It is a shame and so for today I am going by O'Higgins. Linda O"Higgins. That sounds pretty Irish don't you think? Be proud of your name...carry it and think of all the trials that came with your name, the hardships, happiness, wouldn't it be fun to go back in time even for a day and see your ancestors who carried YOUR name! I think it would and I will be so happy to see my ancestors who are Schippers and now my inherited ancestors who are Higgins and O'Higgins! My father-in-law was really an Irish looking man, tall, blonde curly hair (like my husband) defined features in his face and he was a proud man, a very proud man. Quiet but Stubborn too. Hmmm just like my husband. Being born in Holland, I am sure that I have some direct descendants that could have come from Ireland at some point in my history. I feel very justified wearing green today and saying I have a little Irish in me....even if it is just a little. :) Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Linda O'Higgins :)
A short sweet story, many years ago my oldest granddaughter Madison was about 5 and in school they were learning about St. Patricks Day, the teacher told the children that Leprechauns were a myth, they didn't exist, it was just something that was made up, well Madi told her teacher that her Papa was a Leprechaun and that once a year at midnight he turned into his real self as a Leprechaun to find his pot of gold and keep it hidden in a safe place. He has from midnight until the sunrise to do so, if he isn't successful he looses his magic of becoming a Leprechaun every year. Well the teacher said "your Papa is not telling you the truth", which upset my granddaughter. She went home from school crying, my daughter called and told us how upset she was and that Papa needed to finally put a stop to the nonsense and tell her the truth about his midnight escapades, so Papa got on the phone with our granddaughter and with a big sigh, said to her "Madi girl, no matter what your mother tells you or what your teacher tells you there is one person that you can always believe in and that is your Papa, and I am here to tell you Madi, that I AM A LEPRECHAUN, and I do have magic that I can use once a year. Unfortunately that is all I can tell you. It is a family secret that you must keep as a secret and not tell anyone. But always believe in me and in magic and you will always be alright in the world." So with that said, my daughter was not happy but could do nothing. I laughed and laughed at her frustration, (we get to do that as parents) so with that said....our grandchildren will always believe that their Papa has magic and even though we can't see it we can believe in it. I love that man!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Have you ever just had a day, or should say a couple of days in a row where nothing goes as planned? From the time you get up out of bed and set your foot in the office, everything just goes different. Not wrong, but different? Well I am having those days, from feeling like dumber than a door nail to just wanting to walk out on everything and call it quits. Which would be entirely wrong to do because there are bills to pay. I use to think that life was so sweet and looking forward to the weekend was just...umm I can't explain it, I just looked forward to the weekends! Today I don't look forward to anything! YIKES! I am in a puddle getting splashed on feeling just dripping with muck and I just need a hand. Yeah one of those hands that are held out to you and pull you back up and a pat on the back saying, "every little things gonna be alright". It is a moment in time, I know, it too shall pass and I will have forgotten all the slop and muck I am feeling right now. I am wearing an adorable little shirt dress today with leggings and I felt so....pretty this morning. I have had nothing but stares all day long. Not one word of "wow cute dress Linda," so I am wondering if I really pulled it off! I am thinking I look silly and ridiculous in my new little outfit! Never felt this uncomfortable before. I am just going to hide away in my office today, run home tonight and put my pj's on and just chalk it up. Ya know, some days it rains and you just can't stop it.....tomorrow the sun will shine and I will be ok again.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Today is crazy hair day at school for my sweet pea Lauren Higgins! She is naturally a blonde but seeing her with dark hair makes my heart go pitter patter because no matter what anyone says, she looks more and more like her OMA (me) than ever! I love my sweet pea Lauren. Hope she is having a fun day at school!