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Don C Nelson’s overdue bill

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So clearly I’ve been doing all the financial and emotional work raising DC’s daughter

Dear Donald Charles Nelson, I onow you don’t like paying bills and all: but this bill is for a person who is too young to fend for herself. I’m sad to say I thought you were better than that.

A financial professional at Wedbush should pay his bills…yeah?

But there is also your theft of my dead mom’s credit card to pay for your move into my house, the health insurance I paid for you and the hospital bill I paid and all the times I financially saved you.

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October 18, 2019 at 1:28 pm

December Spirit week

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Darla teacher sent me this adorable picture of her wearing holiday antlers. I would really love this picture except for the fact that life keeps running through her classroom and if she gets those bugs again her teacher and I are going to have an awkward talk while I have her help me pull out nits.

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December 12, 2017 at 2:42 pm

so this is why I don’t date

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A wonderful and handsome man has been talking to me. I can’t do it. I ran across this video and realized why . Darla is saying “No Daddy, don’t hit Mommy”.https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fprincess12toes%2Fvideos%2F10151551070142776%2F&show_text=1&width=560

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March 15, 2017 at 4:42 am

Spooky thumb

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The nail is turning black and it still looks beat up. We wrapped her thumb in gauze then decorated it with band-aids. Darla thinks it looks like a ghost, hence “spooky thumb”.

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October 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm

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Dressing Darla

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Darla is a big fan of the costume.

Darla's costumes range from Super Hero to Princess with stops in between

Darla’s costumes range from Super Hero to Princess with stops in between

   We have t-shirts for every superhero I can find. She has the complete Wonder Woman Costume and a pirate costume and dresses for most of the Disney Princesses and 3 Minnie Mouse dresses. Being 2, she can wear whatever she wants and it is cute. (Being 41 – I get called weird, quirky or eccentric so I stick to dresses and jeans with the occasional witty t-shirt thrown in). When she discovered “The Disney Princesses” , I made a special point to discuss Wonder Woman and how you can be a princess AND a Super Hero at the same time.

      Yesterday, I was perusing the Facebook and my friend Alexandra Howard linked to an article of a mother dressing her 5-year-old up as famous women in actual history.
     I am inspired. Driving home from work yesterday – I had an idea. It is new and still half-baked and needs editing. I am going to start an occasional project to dress Darla up as women and men who inspire me, or whom I am fond of – and whom I hope will see themselves as role models for Darla. Some of them are Princess Like, Some of them are heroic, a few combine both.
Some of these folks may be unknown to you – because it is based on my life, and charity work (I have spent too much time at www.MENDpoverty.org ). Never the less: look them up. Also, feel free to give me suggestions.
      Here is my list so far and the supplies I need for the costumes.

Carolyn Rose – Cofounder of MEND Scrubs, stethoscope, silver hair paint for a low pony tail, glasses
Ed Rose – Cofounder of MEND Same hair as Carolyn, fedora, blue t-shirt and jeans, pencil and blueprint(He’s an engineer)
Lisa Ferguson – Darla’s Godmother Boots – large black purse containing :coffee cup, day planner, black stuffed cat, airplane ticket) – little black dress and fish nets
Andrea Caster – Darla’s Fairy Godmother Blue dress, red cape, black rimmed glasses, holding legal scales, pink streak of hair
Richard Weinroth – friend and Food bank director at MEND Jeans, tennis shoes, chef coat, blue baseball cap, shoebox filled with toy food
Maryann Haver-Hill – CEO of MEND Red sleeveless dress, pearls, blonde wig
Scott Mickels – Controller of MEND Jeans, Blazer, dress shirt and bow tie, account ledger and dollars poking from pocket. (hair slicked back)
Rose Fox – my 2nd grade teacher Blonde wig, Hawaiian print dress, grade book
Rev. Andy Bales – CEO of Union Rescue Mission Bicycle Jersey, handlebars, Bible with a paper titled Los Angeles City Council Meetings poking out.
Kenny Keith – my baby brother (not a role model: but this was too easy) Superman shirt, jeans with holes. No shoes (or tennis shoes) , wrench and toy car
Samantha Morley – my friend and Medical Office Guru Heels, jeans, Zombie t-shirt, tote bad with slogan “Eat healthy and learn to love it!”
Job’s Daughter – International Girl’s Organization through the Masons White pillow case sewn into a greek robe, white twine for a chord, purple ribbon headband and white ballet slippers
Officer Crowther  – a police officer in my home town Police uniform , mustache, glass of wine, marathon medal
Barbara Bates Jensen – Nurse, mother, teacher Blonde wig, scrubs, first aid kit with sticker “Haiti or bust”


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September 30, 2013 at 5:02 pm

a bunch of photos

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June 21, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Queen of the morning

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January 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm

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May I Skip Easter?

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Of course I can’t. It is Jackies’ last Easter as a child and there are traditions to be upheld.

1. She is speaking at Easter sunrise service.

2. There are Easter Eggs to dye.

Every year Jackie and I pull out loads of eggs, vinegar, food coloring, dyes, wax, tin foil, hot glue guns and then we camp out at a table and work together for hours – hovering over little while ovals and turning them into works of art or just works of something while our nail beds turn all the colors of the rainbow.  Every year it is just her and me and our shared artistic visions while we watch movies or just chatter about any and everything.

I know that easter is about dying and resurrection and ever lasting life. But dude, my mon died on Easter and three days later she didn’t reappear.

I am just not feeling it.

I usually dig the holidays. I like to use them to measure out where I am on my goal planning and to review and celebrate the changes since the same holiday in a year prior.

This past year has been a wash;

 a continuation of the “Lynne D”  nightmare compounded with Michelle Gomez – both slimy symptoms of Don’s incredible narcissism and lack of respect for me, Darla and our family. I have been besieged by pleas from the Bonus Kids to stay with their father and not leave them, guilt over the thought of raising another child alone and washes of memories of how stressful it as the first time, (although, I make good product and Jackie is fabulous and was accepted to 5 of the 6 colleges she applied to), anger (and disgust) at these people who have never met me but dismissed me any my role in Darla and Don’s lives as unimportant when compared to their desire to be loved. This Michelle chick used to sneak into my home while I was at work, sit on my furniture, drink from my glasses and eat my food and then have the nerve to tell me that “oops, she knew I lived here, and although I caught her sextings in October and told her to stop – she didn’t think she was doing anything wrong – then told me about her failed marriage and why it made it okay to try to ruin Darla’s family. Discovering how completely selfish and dishonest Don is, and seeing that it is his choice to be so  – but also looking at the people in his past relationships who lied and snuck around to get what they wanted. I did get him to come to a parenting class with me – he fell asleep. I have the same job with the same pay but twice the workload from a year ago. And somehow I weigh 12 pounds more (but thankfully can get back in to the same pants).

So – can I just skip it?

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March 29, 2012 at 6:52 am

Guess who found a box of chocolate

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February 17, 2012 at 4:36 am