All the Things About Me

All Things About Me

All Things About Me

All Things About Me:  My name is Brandi.  I have been married to Big Daddy for 26 years.  We have 7 children here on this fine Earth.  Also, we have 2 in heaven and 2 who have our hearts.  One of our children married a hairy-legged boy.  I guess that means I’m a mother-in-law *gasp*.  Soon, I will become a Lolli to my first grandchild (March 2021)!  Also, my #2 daughter is getting married next month (Feb. 2021).

My Kids

Bug is married to the hairy-legged boy, Ben.  They are expecting my first granddaughter, Charleigh Mae.  Peach has just finished college.  She is working and getting married to a gypsy boy named Arkie.  Boo is finishing his sophomore year in college, working, and in serious like with a female named Sav.  Gigi will start Job Corp, hopefully in January 2021 when Co-vid leaves.  Catfish begins high school.  Jude is in 8th grade.  Kid started 1st grade.

Lots of Medical Stuff

My kids have lots of medical issues from anxiety to depression and many things in between.  I have a child with Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome, Generalized Epilepsy, Functional Neurological Disorder, PMDD, RAD, and FASD.  There is a lot more, but that is the gist of it all.

Animals

We have lots of animals.  Karen is our inside cat.  Then we have Lloyd, Linda, Janis, and Joplin that are outside.  Lola is our last remaining rescue dog.  We also have a slew of chickens.  Karen is sleek and feisty.  She was quite feral when she came but I have tamed her crazy.  She is a honey but is not fond of other people, small animals, or grass.  Karen is a mouser and eats all the bugs in the house.

Lola was rescued from a puppy mill.  She is a recovering poop eater and she learned to bark within 3 mths of moving in.  Her back legs are longer than her front legs, she has no fur on her tail or ears.  She sort of looks like a cross between a bat and a mouse.  Her head is quite large compared to the rest of her body.

My Back Story

I am an adoptive mom.  Our first 3 children were born under the heart and 4 born in the heart.  We have adopted from the foster care system, Ethiopia, and then we adopted a family member.  They are all my joy.  I enjoy coke, cheese, and soup.  We love to travel.

I have my master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling.  Also, I am a retired homeschooler of my 7.  I graduated 4 of my children and the younger children will started school in the fall, which is a new venture for all of us.

Jesus is the jam in my jelly roll.  My theme verse is Romans 4:18a “Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing.”

Things that I Love:

Cheese

Coke

Trees

Spring and Fall

Counseling

The smell of freshly baked bread.

Sniffing the hairs off of a baby.

Laughing children

Cats

Organizing

Cooking

Africa

Things that Fascinate Me:

Women who wear white….I just want to walk up and put my giant, dirty hand prints right on their behinds.

Women who have an arsenal of objects in their t-tiny purses….hairspray, 500 lipsticks, band-aids, candy, a change of clothes (just in case they are wearing white), Tylenol, diapers, books, notebooks, activities for kids, weapons of mass destruction

High heeled shoes (while walking correctly in them)….apparently, I walk like an old farm horse when I try to wear them.

Women with perfect makeup and perfect hair…..would not smear or sway in a hurricane.

Different religions….religion is for man, a relationship is for believers.  Let’s quit nitpicking and hug.

Fleas…they can live up to 100 days; can produce 400-500 offspring, and can jump 150 times its own height.

Fake people…..dude how do you maintain and stay sane?

Belly buttons….what purpose do they serve outside of the womb?

Things that Confuse Me:

Stupid people

Hair in inappropriate places (ie big toes, ear lobes, armpit)

Ignorance

Teenage girls (ie hair flipping, giggling for no reason and the next minute crying uncontrollably)

Grits….are they a potato, rice? And what are their purpose?

Double jointed people…that is more of a fascination than confusion.

Why boys enjoy their scent so much that they will not bathe or use deodorant.

Corn dogs….why do you want fried bread stuck in a hotdog and then a stick crammed in the end. Seriously?

Skinny people. Frankly, I just want to slap them. Sad, I know.

Insurance companies….why do we pay our premiums, then have to make a claim, and then get dropped because of said claim.

Teeth whitener. It frightens me.

Tube tops…..never wear past the age of 5.

Spandex…..who wants to purposefully sweat?

Chocolate covered fruit. Chocolate should not be ruined in this fashion.

Quinoa.

Chinese finger toy.

Repeat offenders. Tip: if you break the law and the law catches you, chances are the next time you break the law, they will catch you again.

Emotions…they are confusing and they suck pond water.

Feel free to email me at barefootfaithjourney@gmail.com

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11 thoughts on “All the Things About Me”

  1. What a hoot! Your website is very professional. What a sweet endeavor to chronicle your days — and let other people in on your “fun.”
    For His sake,
    Sylvia

  2. Brandi, I have not saw your webpage until today..and I absolutely love it. Your humor makes me smile. You are an awesome lady..both of my girls love you so much.

    This blog is definitely in my favorites I will be visiting often.

    Sharon

  3. Great blog! Especially like your Foster Care Placement page… looking forward to reading more 🙂

  4. Hello, I just stumbled upon your page, and have read all your post because the are sooooo good!!! It is like reading a carbon copy story of my own daughters fight with Lyme. She is 24 and we have been battling since she was 12. In your post you mentioned a Kroger encounter that gave you answers you were searching for to help your daughter. Would you please be so kind as to share those with me for my daughter? Blessings
    Belinda

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