MiMi Sandy Sue Says…
Mom, Step Mom, mature grandmother.
I’m called Mimi, because I am way too cool to be called Grandma!
I have 8 grandchildren, 6 girls and 2 boys, about to add another boy in
November. The oldest is 23 and married, all the way down to age 3, and
boy do they keep me hoppin’!
In college I was a nursing student, and thought I wanted to be an RN.
We didn’t have a hospital near the school I went to, so we did our clinicals in a nursing home. You can imagine how a
19 year old felt about that. I hated going to clinicals it was very depressing, and I finally decided I didn’t want to be a
nurse after all. But I did still liked the medical profession, so what to do????
Birth Mother Status Obtained
I became a mother for the first time at the ripe old age of 19. My “baby daddy” wouldn’t admit that he had any part
of “doin’ the deed.” In other words he refused to take any responsibility. He ran away and joined the Army, and I
was forced to give my baby up for adoption. Yes at that time the laws in the State of Georgia were quite archaic and
children were at the mercy of their parents. I had to do what I was told!
For years I worked in offices and did boring things like accounting, then office management, and at the ripe old age
of 32, I decided to go back into medical work, so I went back to school and became an EMT, and worked in a small
local ambulance service. That was okay, but I quickly realized that if I was going to make any money or gain any
respect at work, I had to #1, become a paramedic, and #2, go to work at a much busier, larger ambulance service. Did
that, got the tee shirt, and after many years, got the back injury to prove it. So no more lifting stretchers and 500 lb
people, at least that’s how it felt! I moved into management, worked my way up. Back injury keeps degenerating and
finally I had to retire, a shell of my former self. More on this later…
NOW what do I do???
I love sewing, and upcycling clothes, making costumes, prom dresses, wedding dresses, etc.,
and getting really creative with them. A friend talked me into opening a store with her, and I did mostly upcycling of
clothes, and being creative, AND spending a lot of money, but making very little back in comparison to what was
The town I live in is Conyers, GA, just east of Atlanta. They sometimes call Conyers the “Biggest little filming city in
the world!” Because of all the tax breaks the State of Georgia gives, Atlanta is rapidly becoming a little Hollywood.
For awhile I made enough money to keep the store running off the filming of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The
Originals. I got to make cloaks for extras to wear on “The Originals.” Which I thought was so cool! Now I am getting
television exposure! Woo Hoo! But they actually have their own costumers for the big actors so that was my one and
only foray into television, so far. I have thought many times that I would apply to be an extra myself, but to this point
have been a bit reluctant to “put myself out there.” Maybe in a few days….
I still sew, a lot, and do a lot of creative endeavors, like creating flowers and decorations for weddings. I sell some of
my work, and gift a lot of my creations. Maybe this will be the day I start doing something to actually make some
So are you like me?
Is your life one big mess?
What do you think? Can I make a living by blogging?
Lifestyle Blog Created
A little of this, a little of that, that’s what you will see here, come follow me along my life’s journey, maybe you will
find something interesting here. If not interesting, it will surely make you laugh a little, cry a little, and become a
friend of mine, I hope. Please join me!
“Sassy Mimi” Sandy Sue Says..
Hope to see you again soon. Y’all come back now y’hear?