Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Finally Home..

Well we are back from the Christmas with both families, I got to see my Mamaw and papaw, Sue Sue and Uncle Wayne, my cousin, Jill and her husband Chris. My brother, Steve and nephew, Tanner, My Mom and Dad and my other Grandmother on my Father's side, Grandma Ginny, We had a good time and the girls always have fun seeing everybody. We have not got to see some of my family for 2 years so we were so happy to see them. We went on to see Brian's family in Muskogee ( Mine were in OKC) we then came back through Tulsa, for my Birthday and to go to Casa Bonita. We are almost always still traveling around visiting or coming home from visiting family so it has become a tradition to go to Casa Bonita for my birthday. I love to go there, we use to go to Casa when I was little on our way to OKC and sometimes we would go to the one in OKC (it has been closed a long time now) with my Mamaw. She use to take me there for special when I spent the week with her and Papaw in the summer. Anyway the food is Not super great but for some reason I just love their cheese enchiladas. No one makes them like that. So my husband that doesn't like Mexican food at all takes me there for my birthday. My girls like it and that's all that matters to me.. So we will keep up with our cheesy tradition until there is no more Casa.. I know that happened before! I have been to the Denver Casa also, with my sis an brother when we were all at my sisters' about 9 years ago. Julie is friends with someone who works there in the office so I get good Casa Bonita updates!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Baking the Superpower!

While cleaning up from dinner tonight my youngest started talking about if everyone was a superhero in our family what power they would have. She said she would have super speed, her sister would have superpower of fire, and her daddy she said would have super strength. Jana then asked Jeana what about Mom? She said "well Mom bakes great so she will have super baking power." So I said how's that work? LOL Do I bake people to death or bake for them till they explode?!! Later she said I would also have the power to move things with my mind. So now I can throw my baked goods at people with my mind! CRAZY! So what am I to be called? Wonder Bread Woman?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

slowly loosing it!

So today I had set aside for wrapping packages mostly, that is, while wrapping my husbands gifts while he was gone to work, I notice that on the receipt that I was charged 22 dollars instead of 19 dollars. I thought they charged me for the wrong chair, but oh no.. it was much more than that. They gave me the wrong chair too. We had bought a folding chair for my husband for hunting, we picked one out at Academy and a few other hunting related items and went to the checkout and waited, and waited and waited. So when we get up to check out the chair has no tag, they send someone back to get one with a tag and scan it in, by this time it is late and my kids are STARVING and so we hurry out, me not looking at the receipt. Fast forward 3 days later I go back to exchange the chair and all they have are the 9 dollar chair which is too small for my husband, the 22 dollar chair that I was given already, it had mesh on the seat and the back and we thought it would be cold to sit in and was not like the one that was stolen from Brian's car. I asked for help from a man working there and he said uhhh I guess we are out. I said what about that one, pointing to the display over my head. No I can't give you that one. Ok, WHATEVER so I left and went to Walmart where the entire town was. I found a 20 dollar chair similar to what he had before with no mesh and put it in my cart bought a few groceries and some gifts I had not gotten yet and felt ok about having to go out again but I hadn't gotten much wrapping done because of all my excursions. So tonight I was going to really wrap, right? WRONG... We begin to wrap and we get about 4 presents wrapped and we realize that the roll of tape is almost out. I ask my husband to check in the junk drawer, no not there he says, check in the coffee table drawer I holler, no not there what about the craft cabinet I say.. NO! he says I think we are out. To which I put my fingers in my ears and yell NO LA LALA LA LALA LA LA LA and he starts laughing at me!!! So in the morning I have to go get tape and some tissue paper and start again. So I bid you good night.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ho HO HO

Here are some photo's of Santa with Baby Jesus, (otherwise known as Jana) it is one of my favorites since Santa here is my Dad. This was 13 years ago and his eyebrows STILL do not match the beard if he wore it but they are getting closer. next we have Santa with little Clause, (clearly the strain of playing Jesus was too much for her!)
Hey Santa I'm getting Hungry aren't you suppose to bring me some candy or something?


Well if all you have is your finger I guess I'll take that!


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!





























Thursday, December 18, 2008

I stuck my big foot in!

So tonight was my work's Christmas Party/Secret Pal party. We have been giving secret pal gifts since the beginning of Oct or so and tonight we revealed who they were. I could have died, but I just sat there with my fake little smile and thought did I say that to her or was it someone else? This is what I'm talking about. Sometime before thanksgiving I had a conversation with someone at my pre-school about how I hate secret pals and that I ALWAYS have the suck one. Yes, I used those words. I said more about it too. Now fast forward to tonight my secret pal was the person that I teach pre-school in the room with and I think I told HER that! I can't believe I said that to her. If I did because I can't REMEMBER who I told that to. What a big dunce! Everyone said the same thing to me when they saw me at the party. HEY, your wearing makeup! So I must go now, I still have some goodie bags to fill for Jeana's party and I have to make more white pretzels because the girls make a huge mess with the ones they made and were ungiftable. And just so we are clear, I STILL hate secret pals, and I STILL get the SUCK one! lol

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I love Snow Days.

I see on facebook everyone is moaning about how they can't wait for school to be in tomorrow. Not that I don't want school to be in but I really love it when we have normal snow days. Brian and I get extra time together, the girls and I have fun together and mostly it is a nice day. Jeana spent the majority of her time playing animal crossings and unknown to her it was helping her practice reading. Hee Hee Hee... She just didn't realize that there was so much reading in that game. I would help her when it was too hard. I also had a chance to catch up on some candy making and laundry. We had a fun afternoon watching what Melissa use to call my pets. I feed the wild birds and I put seed out for them and they were landing in our yard all over and getting the seeds. Today I even got to go out to lunch with Brian. I LOVE having a daughter old enough to take care of her little sister for a hour or two. All we did was do a little Christmas shopping and go to eat at McAlisters but is was nice to be able to do that. I know you are all jealous I got to leave with out kids today!! Well I am off to see about watching shows with my hubby. I do hope there is school tomorrow but so my kiddos can see some friends and Jeana's class has only one more chapter of Henry Huggins and I would like to finish it for them before Christmas break... TTFN

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Potty talk....

Ok, so I have been around kids for a long time, and I have been baby sitting, working in pre-school area of some sort since I was 12 years old. But the other day, I heard something new, in fact it cracked me up. I was taking a little girl to the bathroom and she said. The potty likes the LEMONADE I made for it! I totally was cracked up. I mean I have heard many euphemisms such as, visiting Mrs Murphy, inspecting the rear tire, the head, tinkle, making bubbles etc. But I never heard of making the toilet some LEMONADE. Every time she says it it makes me laugh, kids are so funny! Well I better get to bed, I have to work tomorrow and no telling what will be said next! I'm also so behind in any Christmas shopping, and I am feeling apathetic towards going, no clue why. So instead of getting ready for Christmas on Saturday, I am chaperoning a bowling date for my 13 year old and her boyfriend. Last week we spent some time with him and he seems to be a nice boy and we got to meet his mother, so I will tell you more soon.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The tree




Yes, I appliqued these stockings for the girls each the year they were born. I stayed up way late to finish Jana's I was crazy!
























I told Heather that I would post a picture of my tree so here it is. Tuesday we made homemade pizza and since my kids always act like that is a huge deal we took pictures of that too. I am super tired today, it was a busy day at pre-school and then awana. We made Christmas trees at pre-school and then I made wreaths at Cubbies. So I am crafted out for the day. I have to go rip all the old Girl Scout badges off a used vest that I bought Jeana so I will leave you with these pictures. Also I MUST go watch Top Chef. PS. I am never quite happy with the placement of pictures on the blog. I can't quite figure out how to make the pictures come after the words or move them around. Any helps??

Monday, December 1, 2008

Woman's flaw

Someone sent this to me, so I though it was good. Pass it along.


By the time the Lord made woman,
He was into his sixth day of working overtime.

An angel appeared and said,
"Why are you spending so much time on this one?"

And the Lord answered, "Have you seen my spec sheet on her?
She has to be completely washable, but not plastic, have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable and able to run on diet coke and leftovers,
have a lap that can hold four children at one time, have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart and she will do
everything with only two hands."

The angel was astounded at the requirements. "Only two hands!? No way!
And that's just on the standard model? That's too much work for one day.
Wait until tomorrow to finish."

But I won't," the Lord protested. "I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when
she is sick AND can work 18 hour days."

The angel moved closer and touched the woman. "But you have made her so soft, Lord."

"She is soft," the Lord agreed, "but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish."

"Will she be able to think?", asked the angel.

The Lord replied, "Not only will she be able to think, she will be able to reason and negotiate."

Then angel the noticed something and reaching out, touched the woman's cheek.
"Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model. I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one."

"That's not a leak," the Lord corrected, "that's a tear!"

"What's the tear for?" the angel asked.

The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love, her loneliness, her grief and her pride."

The angel was impressed. "You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything!
Woman is truly amazing."

And she is! Women have strengths that amaze men. They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy. They smile
when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous. They fight for what
they believe in. They stand up to injustice. They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution. They go without so
their family can have. They go to the doctor with a frightened friend. They love unconditionally. They cry when their children excel and cheer
when their friends get awards. They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding. Their hearts break when a friend dies. They grieve
at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left. They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you. The heart of a woman
is what makes the world keep turning. They bring joy, hope and love. They have passion and ideals. They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give.

HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN, IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR OWN WORTH!

PLEASE pass this along to all your women friends and relatives to remind them just how amazing they are!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Don't cry over spilt milk mix

So I thought I would let you all know that Jeana is better. Friday her fever was less and then she had normal temp on Sat. Although since we stayed at home we have had a series of small calamities. The first on the night before thanksgiving Jeana broke a ornament that she was trying to put on the tree, I was a little upset about it because it was a baby's first Christmas ornament and we can't really get a new one. But what can you do? She was not being bad just hanging them up and one slipped off. The next day we were hanging the remainder of them and the same thing happened to me so then I had broke one too. Then I believe it was Friday night Jeana dropped a snow globe into the sink and glass glitter and yucky water was everywhere. I do mean everywhere. It was a mess. She was so up set I wasn't thrilled with the mess but could care less about the super ugly snow globe. Someone gave it to me I can't even remember who or where it came from. That is why it was in the bathroom. I let the girls decorate with the decorations I don't really care about. So it was cleaned up I was beginning to think we had a klutz problem. Then today Jeana went to pick up the milk mix container and the top popped right off and dumped the entire container of Strawberry Milk mix on the floor! We cleaned that up and all my husband could say was, well it smells good in here. lol

Thursday, November 27, 2008

We didn't go. Snif, Snif.

I'm kinda sad today, We didn't get to go visit my family. Jeana got sick and had a fever, since we have so many older people in our family we didn't go. My aunt can't be around anyone who is sick, because she has 3 autoimmune diseases. And also my Grandfather is doing chemotherapy so he cannot be around someone who is sick. Bottom line, we had to stay here. So yesterday when I realised Jeana had a fever, I called to make a doctor's appointment. She said our doctor was full and they only had appointments with JULIA, she is the nurse practitioner. I use to like her but, since last year I am very wary of anyone but our Doctor. We saw this same person last year when Jeana was so sick, she gave us the it's a virus and sent us home. She also told us that she would have a fever for prob. 5 days so, after the five days if she is not better come back. Let me tell you 5 days is a long time. Anyway she was the only one I could get an appointment with and I even thought about taking her to the urgent care instead. But she didn't seem that sick to me but I'm kinda paranoid about unknown origin fevers. But since all she complained about was a sore throat and a headache, I waited. She did the rapid strep test and Jeana freaked out a little about it. She doesn't do so go now that she had so much done last year. She kept saying it's too scary. But she said in my lap and did it and then I took her to get a drink. It came back negative so, the lady said, I believe it's a virus. HA! Like I want to accept that from her. I look back at her and said, her lungs sound OK? Her ears are not infected? No sinus infection? She looked at me like I was nuts, and said her fever should last not more than 3 days. I said alright, but I was thinking, OK but if your wrong this time this is your last chance....
So I had to go buy some food for Thanksgiving since all I had was pie and cheesecake. We had the abbreviated version this year. Jeana still has a fever but is not acting sick so the jury is still out for that. I was doing good today, considering I have never not seen at least my Mom and Dad for Thanksgiving. Last year they came to our house for Thanksgiving, before that I always traveled to OKC to see all the cousins, Grandparents, brother etc. My sister, wasn't coming coming this year either, she was thinking about it but decided not to since she had been gone a lot of November for her work. So I called to talk to everyone for Thanksgiving and did good until the very end. They let me talk to Mamaw last and I kind of lost it after she got off the phone, she said some very sweet things to me even if she didn't really know who I was. It made me so sad, not to get to be with her, I never know how much time is left for her so, hopefully Christmas I will get to see her, hug her one more time. So I'm off to freeze part of the cheesecake I made or we will all look like elephants here. I mean can 4 people eat the desserts meant for 14 people? No so if you want some pie, come on over! So on a good note, I am Thankful for my kids and my husband and friends, and not having to drive. Also Brian elected to stay home and not go see his family, so we got to be all together. Also I now have a fully decorated Christmas tree and do not have to do that next week. HAPPY Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Where does the time go??

Well, I've used all my time reading others blogs that I have not much time for posting. I was too busy commenting on everyone's blogs. I am very long winded too. Today I spent most of my day fixing 2 pairs of jeans (my daughter wanted them to be less flair and more straight) but I got them a little too tight and had to let it all out. I hate ripping seam out. I watched Tinkerbell with Jeana and played around with her and danced. We were being silly dancing to the love bug song by the Jonas brothers. It's a fun song. Anyway my house looks like a disaster and I have to finish laundry, packing and make 2 pies, a cheesecake and pumpkin bread before I leave on Wednesday morning. So If I don't post again till after I get back have a Happy Thanksgiving. I am taking the laptop but I'm not sure I will have a connection so I will leave you with the recipe for my FAMOUS pumpkin bread. Ok I know it's not famous but it IS great.

Pumpkin Bread
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour 2 loaf pans
3 cups Sugar
1cup oil
2 cups fresh pumpkin ( you can use canned I just don't)
2/3 cup water
4 eggs
Mix together and put aside
in another bowl combine
3 1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
sift and add to wet ingredients. Mix till batter is smooth. Divide into the loaf pans and bake 1 hour. Sometimes it needs 10 -20 more min. Bake until tester comes out clean. Let cool for 30 min or so on wire rack and then turn out of pan and cool completely. You can also bake this in a bunt pan and put some cream cheese icing on top for a yummy holiday brunch.

To make fresh pumpkin. Cut pumpkin top off and scoop out seed like for a jack o lantern. Then you can cut up in chunks and take off outer skin of pumpkin and boil (stew) in water like squash. When you can pierce it with a fork easily it is done. Then drain off water and mash or I use food processor to puree it. Then I freeze it for when I want to use it.
or
You can cut off top and scoop out seeds and replace top and bake in oven till soft. Then allow to cool and scoop out flesh from rind and puree. I like method 1 better the pumpkin is not as dry.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

So Sad, and Mad at the same time.

This happened Sat and Sunday, I was so mad Sunday morning. Here is the scoop.
I have had some store credit at Catherines store for some time. My grandmother bought me some clothes and they did not fit and were not me. Surprise, surprise. This has been happening for years with me and my grandmother. Anyway I returned them and got store credit. I have had it since this summer but have not found anything I really wanted and since Catherines is not my favorite clothes store, I have not really gone to it to look. I decided since they were having a sale I should go look and try to find something that I could wear to my Grandmothers at Thanksgiving. I spend forever there looking and trying on things. Winter clothes are all long sleeved and since I am a short person they do not fit me right, usually they hit past my fingers about 2 or 3 inches. So after all of the trying on I decide to get 2 pairs of jeans that I could wear to work and I found a top that I could wear with pretty fall colors, it was dressy and I could wear it with my brown pants that I already had. So I decide I will wear it to church that Sunday morning, I get the girls ready, I fix my hair, put on make up, (that makes 3 or 4 times this year!) And I put my top on last so make up won't get on it. Put it on and huh? I feel something under my arm. I feel around and yea, it is one of those big security tags! I can't believe that happened AGAIN! About 2 years ago I bought a black dress from Catherine's for my best friends father's funeral. I show it to my husband after he gets home that night and we see the tag. I have no way of getting the tag off before I have to leave for B'ville in the morning. Catherine's opens at 10am and the funeral was at 11:oo in B'ville. I WAS SO MAD! Anyway I returned the black dress, and told them I had no reason to keep it since I had to wear something else to the funeral. This time I took it back and told them I am returning something that belongs to you and showed them the tag, they said sorry. So I was all pretty but I had to take off everything I had on and changed and quickly too to get to church on time. Oh well I will wear it to Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hey, been so busy lately I don't even remember what I wrote about last. So nothing wrong here every one's fine just super busy helping someone out and doing all the things I need to for my kiddos. Well I'm off to watch Survivor with my husband. It's our date. I know we are sad.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Puke, and Poop what could be better?

So today I worked a extra shift at the pre-school. I thought it was going to be good but I was WRONG! It started out good with only one of the twins coming to pre-school and everyone playing play-dough nicely. We manage to get circle time done alright but when it was time to get everyone to try to potty it went down hill pretty fast. There is a bathroom attached to our classroom and I leave the door open but I have to step into the bathroom and help whoever with snapping and hand washing and such. That being said they can be perfectly fine but as soon as I take one step into that bathroom they all loose it. I step out and one is standing on a table, one is pushing another and one is screaming because someone touched her! They turn instantly into crazed animals. It took multiple times to get the one child to do his time out without leaving the time out zone. He was just horrible. By the time I got everyone done in the bathroom and got their jackets on a was sweating like crazy. We went outside where the boy that was pushing proceeded to push several more times and I wanted to rip out my hair. Then one of the other boys screamed in my face because I tried to tie his shoe. The other teacher got all over him and told him not to talk to me that way. I wanted to swat his backside but I usually do want to do that to him at least twice a day so what else is new. So we proceeded inside to lunch. The other 2 year old teacher who I was filing in for showed up and asked me if I was suppose to go home now or could I stay until after nap time. I told her I wasn't told to go home when she showed up so she said good and we went on with going in for lunch. (boy do I wish that I had gone home) We gave the kids their lunches and one little boy wouldn't eat his very good. (he only eats hot dogs anyway) He tried to throw his lunch away with out eating any of it and I told him no he needed to eat some of his lunch. He got really upset and started crying. The other teacher came in and asked what was up with him and I told her and she said yes he needed to eat some. As this point he got hysterical and we told him he didn't have to eat the whole thing we just wanted to save it so if he wanted later he could have it. He kept crying. Finally he settle down and everyone else was finishing lunch and we decided he must not feel good. The other teacher picked up his lunch and put it away. She went out of the room to see about something and he got all upset again. I told him to come here and I would hold him. I got him calmed down and asked if he was better he said yes, I put him down and he promptly puked on the floor walked threw it and puked again in another spot. By that time, I had grabbed the trash and he was crying again and all the 2 year olds were freaking and I was gagging and trying not to be sick myself. The other teacher came in and grabbed wipes to clean him and try to get him to puke in the trash and I still trying not to puke myself got the other kids to stay in their seats, the pre-school director gave me something to sprinkle on the vomit to absorb it and looking at it again did it. I got sick in the sink with all those pre-schoolers and then had to clean that up too. YUCK. Anyway I was ready to leave when all the kids got picked up. I took my friends kids to pre-school today(they had another child in the hospital) so they left with me too. We were going to pick up the grade schoolers and then drop them off at their house. While waiting for the bell to ring the 3 year old pooped in her pants. She didn't tell me she needed to, just went and hid by the slide and did it. She wanted me to change her at the school but I had no wipes and no patience by this time and I told her she was just going to have to walk in it until I could get her home. She walked like a bow legged monkey (it would have been funny if I had any humor left by that time.) We got the big kids and I spread a bag for her to sit in and I took them home. I was going to let them come play for a hour, so my friend could take a longer nap but I decided that, since my day was already in the toilet, to cut and run.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I can't quit thinking about it.

Well while everyone was busy watching election coverage yesterday, I was not. I spent some time with my kids and then decided to watch a show on the satelite that would not get interrupted 50000 times with election updates. I was interested in the outcome but my watching it for hours would not change the outcome. So as I was watching the TV in my living room I saw a small shadow pass across the doorway. I wasn't sure what I saw or if I even saw anything but I got up and looked under the chair and found nothing when I moved it. Then about 30 min. later I saw something dash again. This time I SAW it and I was sure. It was a MOUSE. If you know me you will understand why I am upset. I think mice, are the most foul things ever and can't stand to know that one or more may be in my house. Now that I know I saw it, I freaked and started picking things up and moving them up high and puting things in tubs. I sat there and watched the place that I saw it run and saw it go back and forth at least 2 more times. OH yeah so much better than watching the election coverage. The last time I took a flashlight and looked for where it went and determined it went in the hole where we turn on the gas for our fireplace. So I put a very heavy tub on top of that and have not seen the little vermin since. I hope it dies a nasty death and all it's little vermin friends hear of it and run far far away from my home. That being said I went to my closet and put all my clothes on the top tier rack so that nothing was handing down. At the old house, we lived in a big field and we had a horrible trouble with mice. One got in my closet and climbed up a long dress that hung down and chewed down my favorite sweater, then they chewed up the hems of 4 other dresses and left their mark on countless other things. I threw away almost the entire contents of that closet even when some clothes were fine. I just couldn't wear them . So Now I have a two tier closet and everything is on the top because they just creep me out. They can get about everywhere and chew on anything. I have all my pictures in heavy Rubbermaid tubs because of the last invasion. I called my husband and told him to get poison, traps, gas I didn't care but to bomb them back to the stone age.
So today after work, I come home and check my email. I found out someone I graduated with has passed away. This makes me sad. I look up on google the circumstances and get very angry. This person was mowed down with a car. Someone decided they were mad and plowed into a group of people and killed 2 men. What gives them the right to take some one's life like that. I hope they lock that man up and toss the key. Well I the more I think on it the madder I get. I know the Lord will take care of it so I need to let him. I would never take matters into my own hands or I would be like that person that hit Dennis. Please pray for his kids he had 3 and 2 of them under 10 years old.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

She hit someone!


Ok, most of you know that my grandma is in a Alzheimer nursing care place, She has been having some fluid retention problems and they say she may be in kidney failure, but anyway she also has been having some behavior issues. They keep calling my aunt and telling her about it. We are afraid she is going to get kicked out of the place. Yesterday she hit a lady that works there because she thought another resident was her child and she was dragging the person along and they didn't want to go. The worker tried to get my grandmother to let go of the other resident and she then hit the worker because " she tried to take her child" I told my mom see how safe you were when you were little!!! So they had to rub more antipsychotic cream into her arm. My poor aunt gets a phone call everyday about what my grandma has "done" she said it's like being called to the principals office for your bad child. Well that's the update for now, I have to get off here and go Vote, and set up my Awana room. Pray for my family this gets harder all the time with my grandparents and it's really taking a toll on all of us.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Ureeka! I found it. (both of them)











I found my camera, someone had turned it into the office at Jeana's school and so it was safe and sound. I was sooo happy, we have other camera's but I like this one best. We have other's because my husband is the Will Rogers of electronics at Sears. He has never met a bargain he didn't like. So when there is a close out of a model he either buys it or finds a friend that needs it. He sometimes drives me crazy with it. So the other thing I found today was the picture of me with my brother and sister when we were little. I have been driving myself crazy looking for it. I had look in all the photo boxes/tubs of pictures and albums. I knew it was in a little purse sized album but couldn't find it. That's because it was in PLAIN SIGHT for a year for all I know. I found it on top of the microwave in the Kitchen go figure. It probably has been there from the time I unpacked it last year. I don't really even remember seeing it since we moved here. But the microwave is a magnet for little stuff that doesn't have a home. Well I was so excited I called my Mom and told her I found it. Anyway Saturday I wasted way too much time trying to figure out how to change the template on my blog. Why is it so hard compared to myspace? Also I couldn't find as many choices that I like so I may change it again soon. I like Heather's better than mine. I also lost my music when I changed it so I have to fix that too. Anyway since I wasted all that time, I forgot to cut up my pumpkins, since it wasn't cold and I don't have a extra fridge, I put them in the storage room (in the winter it is super cold in there) but it wasn't cold enough so they molded in one day. YUCK! I usually make jack o lanterns and the day or two after Halloween, I cut it up and take off the rind and cook it. Freeze the cooked pumpkin and make my World Famous pumpkin bread. Well it's really not world famous but very darned good. People at church will be crying if I don't bring it and my family will whine a lot too. So I only have 2 batches of frozen pumpkin left from the last time I cooked pumpkin. That will not last to make for teachers and friends for gifts so I will have to bite the bullet and buy another pumpkin and gut it and clean it. Oh well at least a pumpkin only cost $4.00. I'm also posting Halloween pictures since I couldn't before.

Friday, October 31, 2008

I'm loosing it!! Well at least my camera.

Well we had all kinds of Halloween fun today, I did the party thing at Jeana's school and with the 5 million bags of candy that we handed out, I somehow left or lost my camera. I think it is in Jeana's class room but I can only remember taking pictures of the kiddo's eating all their goodies. And I do mean their was TONS, if I ate all of that I would be sick. They had a goodie bag full of candy, a popcorn ball, a cookie with icing on top, 2 pieces of pizza, a apple, juice and various other candy that parents brought to hand out. Thankfully my child only ate 1 piece of candy and saved the rest and her pizza and half of the popcorn ball. She saved the cookie for later and the apple too. The girls looked so good and we carved some awesome pumpkins too. I took pictures with Jana's camera since mine was MIA. We took Jana's friend with us to trick or treat and next year we will have to ask a friend for Jeana. It is late and I am sitting up waiting for my meds to kick in so my ears will quit ringing. I loved the parade with all the kids at Jeana's school. Some of my favorites I saw was Sara Palin, a ant at a picnic and that cute little witch that is related to me! Jana's in middle school and they don't dress up there. She did the trick or treat thing but it is close to the end for that I think. Anyway I will post pictures later so you can see the girls and our pumpkins. I'm starting to get tired so I guess I will lay down.

Monday, October 27, 2008

I almost flamed my Mom

So when I was ranting this morning about the cake not being right, I forgot to tell you that I almost set my Mom's hair on fire when Jeana was blowing out the candles. I took the lid off the cake and lit the candles and you know how the cake is usually on a scalloped board when you buy it? yes this one was too. Also there is usually a black flat bottom that the lid snaps on too. Well I left the scalloped board on the black bottom and after the candles were lit I walked over to the table while singing happy birthday. Well I told my husband to take the picture and I tipped the cake slightly so he could get Jeana blowing out the candles. At that moment I tipped the cake and it began sliding towards my Mom's head flaming candles and all, I righted it and it began to slide still lit at me! I then stuck my finger in the cake to stop it and at the same time Jeana blew out the candles. I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I saw my Mom's head on fire in the flash before I righted the cake. Jeana was not bothered in the least, I apologized for sticking my finger in her cake and she responded by "fixing"it herself with her fingers, so I responded by saying I guess that is your piece. Oh well Happy Birthday sweetheart!

Coughing, Coughing , and more you know!

Well if you can't tell by the title of this post, I'm sick, I feel like I have been hacking my lungs up all weekend and doesn't seem to help. I have taken breathing treatments and Mucinex till I am fed up with it. I didn't go to bible study because I thought everyone else would like to HEAR the Video. My poor husband, I doubt he got any sleep the last two nights and he never said a word. He just hugged me this morning. He even started to make his own lunch with out me asking him too. I told him I would do it, I mean everyone wants their lunch laced with cough germs right? My parents were here this weekend and we had a pretty good visit with them, we took Jean and Jana to see High School Musical and had a lot of fun with that. I still like the first one better but it was a pretty good conclusion to the others. There were some highly funny parts. Well I better get off here I have to fix some one's costume for them, and find a old picture of me with my siblings for my grandmother's album. I only have a few, my Mom has more but I don't think she is really into looking right now, she look so tired this weekend. This whole thing with my grandparents is dragging at her. It would help if she lived in the same town, but she tried to get them to move like 6 to 7 years ago when the house next to her was for sale but no my grandfather wouldn't do it. I want to say this now, I love my grandfather BUT he has not once done anything to help my aunt and Mom to make taking care of them easier.
Oh and my parents were here because it was Jeana's birthday. Friday I ordered a cake Jeana wanted a Halloween type cake and I was not into coloring a bunch of icing and piping pictures on the cake, she wanted ghosts and I couldn't find any ghost to stick on it like rings or toys that would do. So we went to order one and told the lady, we want it Halloween with purple frosting and orange piped trim. We want a spider web and spiders and some ghost maybe. Well went I went to pick it up it wasn't anything like I said it was not all purple and orange it was airbrushed instead with a small hint of purple and had these creepy trees and small little ghosts. NO Spider web, no orange trim the only thing that was right was the Happy birthday Jeana, I was so mad, but the lady said her cake decorator didn't show up today and so we couldn't get it fixed. So I took it and Jeana said it was cool but I was still mad. I mean what is so hard with purple and orange??? well I must go take some more medicine and hack some more...

Friday, October 17, 2008

Look what was sent to me.

Ok, I'm not really a drinker but I might want to if.....

Why parents drink:
The boss wondered why one of his most valued employee had not phoned in sick one day. Having an urgent problem with one of the main computers, he dialed the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper. "Hello ?" ''Is your daddy home?" he asked. "Yes ," whispered the small voice. "May I talk with him?" The child whispered, " No ." Surprised and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is your Mommy there?" Yes. ''May I talk with her?"Again the small voice whispered, "No ." Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, "Is anybody else there? ''Yes ,"whispered the child, "a policeman ".Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss asked, "May I speak with the policeman?" ''No, he's busy", whispered the child. "Busy doing what?" ''Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman ," came the whispered answer. Growing more worried as he heard a loud noise in the background through the earpiece on the phone, the boss asked, "What is that noise?'' A helicopter, answered the whispering voice. "What is going on there?" demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive. Again, whispering, the child answered, "The search team just landed a helicopter." Alarmed, concerned and a little frustrated the boss asked, "What are they searching for?" Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle..."ME ."

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another Day gone by.

We found out about my grandfather's pet scan. The email about it was super complicated but the short version is that he doesn't have any cancer in his brain he has some small places in his neck but the most of it is in his stomach area. They are going to do some mild form of chemo, suppose to have mild side effects. It will last for at least 2 years.
My brain is kinda fried and I can't think of what I was going to write about a few minutes ago. I realize that I missed a step in my sewing project and now it is making more sense. Amazing huh! I'm really proud of Jeana she got 3 jewels tonight at awana. That is a lot of bible verses said. She has been working super hard on it this week. Well I should go to be so I'll get more done tomorrow. I have 2 projects going and I need to finish them up quickly. One is my daughters costume and the other is Mamaw's photo album. I didn't find too much to use on Tuesday. But spent too much time looking at old photo's. I will look at the albums tomorrow and scan some to use. It would help if I could remember what I did with the book that I am going to but the pictures in. I know I put it in a place that I thought I would remember but I DON'T. I that note maybe I will sleep on it and remember in the morning. Anything is possible.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Don't you love the smell of BURNT Chocholate

Why is it when I don't plan things out they all go haywire? Last night I was talking to a old friend when it was bedtime, so I failed to lay out clothes for Jeana for school and write down the books she had read in her folder. So I was rushing around getting things done when I as assaulted with a very strong smell. Then I heard Jana say why is my pop tart burnt? Both her Daddy and I go in the kitchen and say how long did you microwave it for? She said 2 min. I said 2 min. !! I said 17 seconds. It's not a pizza pocket! She just looks at me and said oh I forgot. I mean sometimes she is soooo BLOND. Sorry if you happen to be blond but you know what I mean. She only cooks 2 things in the microwave, pop tarts and pizza pockets but she got the times mixed up. Sometimes for a smart cookie she is a little whacked. Any way after she went on to school and left me with the burn smell and pop tarts I had to rush to get Jeana to school, Why, Why is it when you are in a hurry they NEVER have the same sense of urgency that you do. That SO makes me turn into a raving Lunatic. I mean must she drink her milk one spoonful at a time???? So now I am back home from taking her to school, I just hope she doesn't do that with her work today. She got in trouble last week and got a sad note for not finishing her work. I'm not sure she can see like she should probably time to go to the eye doctor. Brian and I both got glasses in 1st or 2nd grade and Jana did also.
Still waiting to hear about my Grandpa's pet scan, so I guess I will go find some photo's for Mamaw's book, I need to get that finished this week.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Not what I had Planned

Well, I'm not so blah anymore, I was annoyed this morning, I had my whole day planned and RING, the phone rang, they wanted me to work, so out was bible study, setting up for AWANA, going to the store, and doing laundry and in was taking care of all the little monsters, or as my husband called them Satan's spawn. They were really not as bad as they have been before but they couldn't be called good in most people's book. But I did it, actually I was fine with it this morning until I realized I made me a salad for lunch and then forgot the dressing to go with it. I mean did you think I was going to eat carrots, spinach and all that with NO dressing?? So I had some lovely animal cookies for lunch, yes thank you it was so nutritious and delicious. I washed it down with the leftover coke I had with my breakfast. The downer for the day was my arm was killing me by the time I left. So I had better get back to sewing my daughters costume the go go dress is going good so far. (knock on wood) I got a phone call from a old friend and talked way to long to her, but I'm so glad we talked, it felt so good. Why do we let things like that go? We shouldn't let those people slip away.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Blah

Ever have the blahs? I think that is my problem, I feel tired, nothing is exciting to me and I dwell on depressing things. I even find it depressing that I have not much to write about. For those of you following about my grandfather, he has gone to the oncologist and will be having chemo and that's all I know, except it won't be oral it will be IV and that makes it harder for my family. BUT I should have known it would be IV, I mean has anything been easy to deal with so far? Sorry that's the half empty side of my family talking. Well Jeana had a hard week but she seemed in good spirits today because of the apple celebration. Everyone loved the apple bread I made, and that should have made my day, but well it was just OK. Well I have to get going because I need to be on time to pick up Jana because she stayed for quiz bowl. Then we are off to the Library.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Test Results

Well, finally after much searching/ calling by my aunt my grandfather got his test results back. He does have small cell lymphoma. We don't know much else or anything about his treatment at this time. My grandma is in her new place and is doing better. They are giving her more powerful drugs and that seems to be helping. She is still able to walk and talk to people even though everything she says doesn't make sense. But her laughing instead of screaming that your going to hell is way better for everyone. My sister has been going to visit her most days and she has to leave at the end of this week to go home. My grandfather has not been able to visit her yet but hopefully he will feel stronger soon. I am going to be making a book for my grandmother so she has a labeled picture of everyone so she can look at them. Well I was lazy today and didn't feel very well so I slept most of today. So tomorrow will be a busy day, with taking both girls to school, setting up for awana, folding a Huge pile of laundry, taking Jeana to a Brownie meeting, and somehow getting to the store for food for dinner. Oh and I need to go by the Girl scout office and pay Jana's registration fee. I'm sure there are more things to do but I won't get them done so I will have to leave them for Thursday. Of course on Wednesday I have to go teach the little monsters at the preschool. I did finally weed out the dolls we are not keeping and put them in a bag for giving away or garage sale. It is a huge bag, you would be proud.

Monday, September 22, 2008

update, for Grandpa

I kept meaning to post but I don't know much more than last time. My grandfather did pass the blockage without surgery praise God for that. He had a biopsy for the lymphoma but no news of that. They did find a nursing home for my Grandmother but she had to go to a hospital first for 5 to 10 days so they could observe her and regulate her meds since she had been combative. She tried to bite, and hit my Mom and has hit my Grandfather too. My sis came to stay for a while with my Grandfather because he is so weak from his whole hospital stay. All he would tell me about was how awful the automatic beds were. lol I would love to go there and see him and help some but it's very cost prohibitive at the beginning of school when we have so much other things to pay for. Plus I'm not sure how my asthma child would do with the dust situation there. But PLEASE pray for my aunt and her whole work situation. She had to take off all last week because of the whole hospital drama and she has something called family leave and filled out the paper work, but because the DUMB doctor did not fill out the paper work like she told him to they have rejected the family leave. She could get fired for this and loose her insurance, she only has one month until she retires and would have insurance for retirement but if she gets fired before that, no insurance. I'm sure they are looking for any excuse her treatment cost $8,000. each month. Yes I meant to put that many zeros on that figure. It is a special blood transfusion because she has no antibodies for lungs and ear infections. She has 3 autoimmune diseases. So PLEASE PRAY that the protest she filed for her family leave doesn't get rejected and they overturn the first decision. Pray she doesn't get fired. Well I have to scoot to get to bible study.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's Crazy Here!

Ok, I found out yesterday that my Grandfather is in the hospital, he has some kind of blockage in his intestines and may have lymphoma. But they can't test his limp nodes until the blockage thing is cleared up. If it doesn't go with meds he may have to have surgery. Meanwhile everyone is freaking out trying to find someone to take care of my Grandma. Everyone has a job and no one has that much time off that lives reasonably close. I think my sister may come and help but she can't come till the 20th I think my mom said. My Mom has taken her personal days but if something else happens this school year she is messed up. I just am praying for God to take care of this. Well my arm is better today at least mostly it is still sore but not nearly as bad as yesterday. Last night my elbow popped and after the first initial pain it helped it. So I have to dash, I have to have everything ready for Cubbies tomorrow because I have to tell the story too, the story lady can't make it. bye

Monday, September 15, 2008

Misc. Meanderings

I haven't been on for a while, I 've been busy getting back into the school routine. I've also been helping a friend get ready for her foster child. Believe me there is a lot to do.
I realized the other day I talk but no one listens the first time, it's getting annoying. Why, Why, Why do I have to say change your clothes, 3 times every Sunday after church, it's not like it's a new thing. I have been making my kids change out of church clothes after church since birth, did they think I was changing my mind NOW?? Ok thats my rant for the day. I also have hurt my arm. It hurts mostly in my elbow but really all the way down from my shoulder into my fingers. When I make a fist it hurts in my shoulder. Fun huh. My husband thinks I pinched a nerve. Last night I decided to clean out the toy box, I don't know why that struck me as important then, but I started but didn't finish. Our toy box is a haven for stuffies and babies. All who have not been used in at least 5 months. So I thought I will get rid of these and combine this haven with the baby doll tub in Jeana's room. Yes we have more babies. But I made this huge pile and then, chickened out. I couldn't decide who was loved more than another one. So the pile sits till I come back from bible study. When I was trying to decide to toss from the babydoll tub yesterday, I had a doll that Jeana almost never played with and thought I will toss this, she said hey I love this one and started playing with it. I thought great that will be in my house for another year. Oh and no it was discarded on the floor about 4 hours later so I think it might disapper today while she is at school. So I will take some pics to you will see what a Large decision this it.
dolls from toy box and discarded doll
dolls from Jeana's doll tub and doll clothes.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

my Van

Nothing much has been happening so I decide to tell some of you about my van. My Van has been kind of a pain for a while and is got all kinds of things wonky with it. For starters it pings a lot of the time not just when I forget to turn my lights out or when the door is open but as I go down the road or if it just feels like it. It may do it for 10 minutes or it may stop when you wiggle the keys. Also it has a rattle by the sliding door. It sounds like the door is not closed all the way but believe me it is. I don't know how many times I have pulled over an slammed the door to make sure it is shut but no, that's not it. Also the window is broken again. Two years ago both automatic windows broke my husband attempted to fix them himself and when Mr fix it couldn't he paid $300 for the shop to fix. It came with a warranty and good thing because we took it back like 3 times before they were fixed and working. One time they said they were fixed, we get the van back and then I go to a drive though and bam, no window. So the other day the passenger side one broke again. Of course now the warranty is out now. Then the fun part the lights will no longer turn out in the interior of the car, yes my husband hand to yank out the fuse so it won't run out the battery. Then we have the whole key thing, sometimes my keys unlock the hatch of the van sometimes they won't, never know. Same thing on the passenger side door and sliding door. So when it's raining like the other day I'm trying to get my kids in the door fast so they won't get wet right? I'm running around the car like a maniac trying to unlock it. I know so don't lock it and then that won't happen. I'm kinda weird about that. I've always locked my door and when I don't and I have to get in the Van I go around checking the back seats to see if some one's hiding in there, it happens ya know. Anyway that goes back to the no light issue. I can't check the seats in the back if theirs no interior lights right? What else you say? How about the brake light is on even though I have new brakes and my husband has even bled the lines and checked everything? Oh and the other lights that come on and go off indiscriminately, who knows why. But even though I get frustrated with this vehicle I'm reminded with every rattle, ping or light that God gave me this van. During the worst time of my life he gave me this van free of charge. I have been driving it for 6 years and it is still running ( the motor part is at least) It is a blessing. I have been able to drive lots of kids to awana and vbs with this van and it has helped my family. I will tell you how I got it.

A family in my church (they have asked to be anonymous and so I comply with their wishes) they were getting a new van for their family, their old van still in good condition (at the time) could have been traded in for some off their new van's price but they felt like it could be a help to someone. They asked our pastor to pray about it and they prayed about it and unknown to me my husband was praying about how to get a larger car for our family, with out breaking our budget. They all were praying about this at the same time. The family giving the van and our pastor both came up with my name and asked me point blank if I wanted a van. I said sure but I don't have money for a van, they said no for free, I said your joking right? They said no. So a few days later I had a fully clean, lovely van to drive. So when I gripe about my van, don't think I don't remember about my blessing, because I do. I waiting for a new blessing to fix it.

Monday, September 1, 2008

I haven't posted in a few days I've been trying to spend more time with my kiddo's and keeping my house clean. But... Its not going so well. I have been having a lot of allergies and not feeling so good. I have had to use my inhaler before I go to sleep and then I have trouble sleeping or staying asleep. Then I fell asleep two days this week in the middle of the day because I was so tired. I took the kids to the park tonight, but we ended up leaving because this whole band of teen boys were monopolizing the slides and Jeana didn't feel comfortable playing with them around. We went to another park and that was better but I was creeped out by a man just watching all the kids. Maybe he was harmless, but maybe he wasn't. Anyway I kept a close eye on my kiddo's and he was still there when we packed up to go home. I know it is sad that I thought bad of this man I didn't know, but I have to watch out for my girls ya know? Well I have to put the dry rub on the ribs and put them in the fridge for tomorrow. Sorry you can't taste them they are super good, even if I did make them myself.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

US Woman beach Volleyball strike gold!

I was excited to watch the US women win their 2nd gold medal in the beach Volleyball. They were awsome. Especially since it was pouring down rain the whole time the match was going. I would have said something like this. It's raining, the ball is slippery, the water is messing with my contacts, and the sand is STICKING to me. Let's do this another time. Those 2 women are tough. Congrats to them, it was awsome!

So I just finished reading one of my favorite blogs its because I said so. You all should check it out. Dawn is a awsome funny writer and tells her life in the most amusing way. Me I would be freaking out at all the stuff going on at her house and she is taking pictures to post. She is very cool. Well I started my preschool teaching life by going to my first meeting, next week is the open house and even though I am not the lead teacher it is making me very nervous. This place wants the teachers to come up with their own curriculum and it is a lot to think about. As the helper teacher I am suppose to be able to take over the lead teachers job at anytime if she is sick or something. But how can I do that if I don't know what she is planning. And believe me when I tried to talk about what she was going to do for open house she had NO CLUE! So I am trying to be calm and let it go. (not very easy for a controlling person) so I went on tonight to my Awana training meeting that I was teaching, only 1 person out of 3 showed up. I spent at least 3 hours plus getting ready for this meeting and only one person has the courtesy to show. Kudos to that person for her punctuality and actually showing to something she said she would be at. Earlier I was mocking my husband while he played his game and using sarcasm. he was telling one of his buddies about it and I told him I was a gold medalist in Mocking and a Silver at Sarcasm. Maybe I have gotten carried away with the Olympics, NAWWW.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

teen birthday

Yesterday, we had a birthday party for Jana with her friends. She just wanted pizza, cake and her friends to hang out. No problem right? Well some of her friends don't know each other and she invited a few guy friends. It was like a Jr high dance. Every one was just sitting and staring at each other. I thought this is a bomb. But I was afraid that Jana wouldn't like me just hanging out with them. So I left the room and just kept a eye on them. It got a little better but I finally went in there and started asking them questions about school and things how uncool was that. but it worked I told them some stories about me and they laughed and then one of them started talking. Thank goodness otherwise it was going to BOMB. When everyone left to go home they all seem like they had a good time. I even heard the first boy tell his brother who came to pick him up say" why'd you have to come and get me now??" So Jana was happy and that's what I wanted so Mission Accomplished! So now I just have to figure out how to be a cool and fun 2 year old pre-school teacher. I'm to go meet the other teachers on Wednesday so think about me. I have not worked with people I don't know in a long time. I'm a little apprehensive. And I have to get the no shopping teen to buy school clothes with her $100 from grandma. Grandma always has stipulations with her gifts.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Olympics

The Olympics are here! Yeah, I'm not really a sports nut but for me I love to watch all of my countries athletes competing and winning. I just watched the women and men's swimming which is some of my favorites, along with the diving, gymnastics are my favorite, and also the rhythmic gymnastics. I confess, I also like to watch the running. My 12 year old daughter got really excited about the women's fencing, after we swept the medals in fencing she said the next day she would love a sword. Like THAT'S going to happen! She also glided about the carpet after watching the Olympic ice skating at the winter Olympics.
So since today was a super nice day, not to hot or cold, I told my girls they should go for a bike ride. Well miss Jeana crashed a burned big time. She had the full scale crash with the bike falling on top of her. When I got to her she had blood running all down her leg into her shoes. She was crying and screaming and in true girl style she started worrying about blood in her shoes. Thankfully they were Croc's and easily washed off. Ahh Croc's I love those shoes. BTW, I have about 5 pairs of them myself. I love them. especially the cool retro wedge sandals. But the ones I like and wear the most are the flip flops. but I am getting off the point. I felt bad that I had sent them out to get some exercise and then crash! Well she is recovering, but it is a pretty nasty scrape. Well I'd better go get some rest. I seem to be making 1am my new bedtime, not cool when school is starting and I have to get kiddo's ready for school. Why am I the first one up and the only one in my family that doesn't actually go to a school? There's something whacked with that if you ask me. That may have to change but I doubt it. Well I could ramble all night but I should go take my eyes out. (contacts silly)

Friday, August 8, 2008

6 months

Just for everyone to know, my aunt took my grandmother to the doctor yesterday and the doctor basically said she has at the most 6 months left. He saw how out of control her emotions were and told my grandfather he should not push food on her all the time. Offer her the food at mealtimes and if she doesn't eat so be it. He said he had made a valiant effort. My Mamaw has lost 20 pounds since the last time she was at the doctor and that was a few months ago. She has lost weight every time she has gone to the doctor for several years now. She has been refusing to eat or drink a lot of the time and until yesterday my grandfather has spent 2 hours at each meal trying to coax her to eat or use tricks to get some kind of food in her. This is very hard, not that she is going to die, we have know that was going to happen for a long time now. This slow torture for her, and for us. It is so hard to watch someone you love just waste away and not even understand why themselves why this is happening. This may sound harsh to some, but we are ready for her to go to be with the Lord. We know that is where she will be and we don't want her to hurt anymore. I was thinking about all the things we had done, and I will always remember her loving me for me and her laugh. She always made me feel pretty, even when others did not. I was her dark hair beauty. When I was 10 she wrote this little poem in a autograph book for me. She wrote

"Remember me, you may, you must
as long as you can bite a crust.
And when you can no longer bite,
forget me if you think it's right."

I will never forget you Mamaw, you will live in my heart forever, just like I know even though you don't know me now, but I will live in your heart too.

Sorry this post was so sad. I just had to get it out there. I know people know that my grandmother has Alzheimer's but sometimes get the feeling they are tired of hearing about it or don't want to know about it so they won't have to face getting old themselves. I know it is more likely that I will get this because it runs in families so I have to face it. I can't let this go with out making plans for the future and my family, that way my family won't have to make all these hard decisions themselves.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Whew!

I didn't realize how busy I have been until I described all that I had been doing the last month to a friend. Since VBS we have had 2 guest and painted a bedroom, Now we are gearing up for back to school. Also, I am keeping my friends little 3 year old for the next 2 days. We will see how that goes. She is a super cute little princess and my girls love her so we should have lots of fun. Now that said it is time to vent!!! Today we got in the mail a extra list for school. Never mind the list that we already picked up at Wal-mart. This list had 2 times the stuff as the other one. That wouldn't have bothered me except that I had already bought school supplies on the TAX FREE day. I hate that they leave things to the last. They know we have this tax free day every year, why why can't they send this list before that day???? OK now I have ranted, I better go so I can watch, Jon and Kate plus 8. I love that show!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

recovery, painting, vbs

So, its been a while since I blogged. I was so busy getting ready for vbs, and for my reunion, that I had very little time for computer or even e-mail. I actually forgot to check the regular mail for a week. Since vbs was last week I am still recovering from the busyness of it all. I went straight from my reunion, tossed everything out of the car and then set up and decorated all afternoon and most of the evening. Thanks to my friend who sent a child care worker to help me set up.
S - is a super helper and always helps me out someway during vbs. Anyway we had a blast at VBS the crafts were fun (thank you, thank you) and I didn't even have one kid get extremely on my nerves. That's God taking care of everything for me and letting me enjoy the kiddos. I'm not saying it wasn't work but the good kind ya know. Anyway the reunion was very fun, I'm glad that I went and appreciate all the work everyone did to help put it on. Thanks to class of 1989 people that were there just to help and take pictures. So if we haven't been busy enough we decided since my husband is off today and tomorrow that we would paint the older child's room. We promised we would paint when we moved in and it didn't happen because of the hospital extravaganza that we had in December. So we finally decided to do it and thought we would get it done before my sister came on Wednesday. But... my husband pulled a muscle in his side and could reach above his head to paint, so I was stuck doing all the high places and that means climbing the step ladder over and over, and over and over, Did you all know I'm 5' 3" . No way can I reach the top and I usually don't have to I'm married to 6' 4" . But today I had to do the top and it was no fun. Plus the step ladder we had kept creaking alarmingly. I was sure it would crack down the middle and there would be aqua paint everywhere. But I finally finished and so we can put furniture back tomorrow. Then on to cleaning, cleaning for sis. She usually wants me to sew something for her, when she comes so don't be surprised when you hear all about it. Last year it was perfect pillows with tufting. (did I mention I had never tufted before then!!) I read about it on the Internet and did it when she wasn't looking so she would drive me crazy. I love my sister but she is more of a perfectionist than me, that's scary!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

bleary eyed and tired

Well, I am so tired tonight It will not be a long post. I have to go pick up Jana from staying at my parents this week. I am tired because I have painted Jeana's room this week and also the bed. The wooden Loft bed was a endless painting problem. It was horrible I would roller one side look at the other side and there were drips so I would fix that and look at the other side more drips. AHHHHHHHH OK now I feel better. I am one of the anal people that can't stand stuff like that. If you find like a million mistakes in here it is only because I have stayed up till 2 am like 3 nights running. So you will like the color of Jeana's room if you love the pink color inside pepto. Yep that pink. In fact I had a pink room that color, I told my husband I had been in this room before. I can say I didn't pick that color, my mother did. My husband takes my girls to Lowe's, Home Depot, Sears and lets them bring home paint colors, he has been doing this for months. Then the other day he told them to pick from their samples so we could paint. I mean really you should see some of these colors. It is crazy!! So we are LUCKY to get this color it could be much worse. I will post pictures tomorrow but I am just too tired. We also have been decorating for VBS and making decorations all afternoon. I have to finish my Hawaiian shirt I have just the collar left to do but I already had to take it off once. So I stopped so I won't make a mistake again because i am so tired. I have to backspace every other word so good night for now. Thank the Lord for spell check! My mom has to go to the Alzheimer unit, I mean my Grandparents house this weekend so we will be getting a update soon, on what crazy stuff my grandmother has been doing.

Monday, June 30, 2008

slowly loosing it.

I must not be getting enough sleep, I feel like I am loosing my grip. Last week I lost my paycheck for 4 days. I thought I had left it at church but no I just went all over the church where I had been on the Tuesday, when I had last seen it. Finally after retracing my steps for the 4 th time I realized I had picked up a box of vbs stuff to work on this week. The flowers to make lei's, they needed holes punch in the middle of them so I took them home so I could do that. So all week I had been putting those flowers back in the box and when I dumped the box, Wallah, the paycheck that I had been making myself crazy over. OK fast forward to the next day. Today I realized at the end of the day we had movies that needed returned to the Library. One had not been watched by my daughter so I told her to go watch it while I rounded up all the other 5 day items that were due. I even looked at each person's library check out list online to make sure we had everything, I picked up the movies and when my daughter was done watching, I told her to grab her stuff so we could go. We only had a hour until the library closed. So we go return the stuff and check out new stuff. While we are checking out the new stuff the librarian said. I just called your house, you left one of your Barney tapes in our case and left our movie at your house. I just stood there looking stupid! I couldn't believe I had done that. I told her I was sorry and she just rechecked it for next week, but I still felt a little dumb. Then when we got home there in the floor was the DVD that my daughter was suppose to grab after she watched it. I wanted to scream ARRRRR. I mean what was the point of going tonight to the library if it wasn't to keep us from getting late fines??? So now you know why I may loose it. Not to mention the ant details I have to tell but I will leave that for another post.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Ants go marching....

So here we have not been doing so much mostly I have and my husband have been battling the ants that keep invading our house. I am sick of it. First we had them in the bathroom. My husband sprayed and they were gone ... for a few days. Then he sprayed again and they were gone mostly, I have seen a few in there, they must be mutant ants that adapted to the posion spray. Then my daughter left a napkin out in the family room and the next thing I knew they were swarm all over the 2 crumbs of brownie like there was no tomorrow. Ugh.. I cleaned up them killed a million of them with spray and sprayed ant killer all around the patio door and windows and baseboards. Then a few days later they were found marching up the front of the dishwasher and all down the counter top. I felt like ripping my hair out. I mean my husband has already sprayed our yard and around the house but because of the constant rain it is just not working. So I kill all the little invaders all over the place again and the next day my husband gets under the house in the crawl space and sprays yet again for the ants. So my husband got on a fixing kick the other day and bought a new kitchen sink (the old one has been leaking for a while) and put it in. He fixed a few other things that day and I told him how great the sink looked. The next morning I go to my new sink and look in it.. I guess the ANTS thought it was great too because they were all over it. They were swarming a chocolate milk glass that my husband drank out of the night before. I do the dishes but he drinks and eats at like midnight and I don't do those till the next day. Yes, I have been trying to get him to rinse the dishes for 17 years and still no compliance, we even had a deal he was to do the dishes if he left out unrinsed cups. He reneged. I know he is pitiful. Well after feeding the ants I decided to wash most of them down the drain and spray the rest with poison. For a time one of the the ants appeared to be swimming in it, I thought great they love it. So I am planning on buying some gel that kills ants and putting it around the kitchen window, I am at a loss to what to do. I have been trying not to leave any food out but with kids and the husband, its hard anyone have suggestions???

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Nothing out of the ordinary

Well the other night while laying in bed I thought of a great post for the blog. I thought I will post that when I get up, not wanting to wake my husband who was sleeping. But when I got up that morning I could not remember a thing I had thought of writing about. Is that not horrible. Still 3 days later I still can't remember anything. It is a wonder that I can find my way around town or remember to brush my own teeth. Right now not much is going on here, I am preparing VBS crafts. I have cut up foam until I am tired of it and cut straws up too for lei's. Tomorrow I may punch holes in flowers until I am mortally tired of it. But when we make the crafts with the kiddos we will have great fun.
Also my youngest is away at my parents so it is very quiet around here. We have enjoyed doing things with the oldest daughter that would not interest the younger one. Well hopefully I will have a more exciting stuff to write about the next time. Next month I am going to my 20 year reunion and that should provide some interesting things.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

What a 6 year old takes a picture of

So lately my youngest has become fascinated with taking pictures around the house and yard. So I decided to share them with you all. Some of her pictures are more along the view of modern art. I'm not sure why a drain was interesting but I just glad it was clean. The flower is good, never mind that it is upside down. It is always good to take pictures of your friends artwork. And to top it off it is always a plus when you can irritate your sister while taking all these master pieces.






Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I haven't been on for a few days the last few nights I have talked to my Mom about her bi monthly trip to go see my grandparents. She always washes my grandparents bedding, clothes and makes some food for them to eat. She also washes my grandmother's hair and rolls it and sets it. Most of this is done under extreme duress because my grandmother not remembering who my mother is, screams at her that she can wash her own hair, or dress herself or that she is being held prisoner or other stuff, like that she is mean. So my Mom need someone to talk about it when she gets home. Some of the stuff (my grandmother does would be funny if it wasn't so sad.) like when she tells my Grandfather that her husband is going to beat him up. lol that just makes me laugh. Yeah he will beat himself up.
Just to make it clear, my mom lives 2 hours away and my grandfather has refused to move, we had my grandmother in a memory care facility, he took her out, he won't let us get him meals on wheels and we had someone coming from home health and cleaning but they moved away and he won't get anyone new. He says they will steal from him. I live even farther and my sister lives like 12 hours away. My brother lives the closest but he has 2 full time jobs and he is not one to wash a old lady's hair. He has helped my grandpa with some fixing on the house and mowing the lawn but my grandpa is very stubborn about getting other kind of non family help.
So my Mom brought some baby door knob covers so my Grandmother can't leave the house, she has left 2 times this year and is always trying to leave. ( she thinks it's not her house, she is always going home.) Well the baby covers worked but they make my grandma mad (what else is new?) She has been yelling at my grandpa about him breaking the door. Well what would we expect? my grandmother is very feisty.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

forgetting things


Sorry I haven't posted for a few days Saturday I had to catch up on all the folded laundry. I did not make my 12 year old fold it all but she is going to help put it away- but she doesn't know it yet! Last night I intended on posting but... I went to work (at my church ) and they were talking about the VBS meeting that was the next day. I said that is tomorrow? I thought it was next week. AHHH, I had planned to have all my sample crafts made and I only had two. So after all my kiddos were picked up I gathered my materials that I stashed, um I mean organized, I took them home and had a mini marathon craft session. I couldn't make all of the things but got most of them done. I took a picture so you all could see them. But I keep forgetting things lately, more than I use to all the time. I am beginning to think I have Alzheimer's early or sympathetic forgetfulness like my Mamaw-- my family always said I was like her but this is taking it a little far.
Also after the meeting I ended up working so Kudo's to my husband who had to cook supper and was so great about our change in plans.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Puppy Party

Yesterday, my daughter (the 12 year old) asked me if she could go to a puppy party for her friend at his house. I told her I didn't see any reason not. Then at dinner her father asked her about it and he found out it was her guy friend. I thought his eyes were going to bug out. I had to kick him under the table so he would quit making a federal case out of it. Aparently the puppy was having a birthday party. Really it was a excuse to go to a friends house and so he could invite her over for a hour. The parents were there so I saw no reason to not let her go. She had fun anyway, and I have met this boy before. Anyway the 6 year old could not understand why she was invited to the puppy party. I took her to the library instead. Well there are a million things I should be doing like clean out the fridge, fold the laundry, load the dishwasher and others that I flat refuse to do like pick up toys. I make the person playing with the toys pick them up. Hmm maybe I will make the 12 year old fold some laundry too, tomorrow. Doesn't that sound like the best thing for the first day of summer? I need to work in my yard too. We have a patch of overgrown ivy and I keep pulling some of it up but it keeps spreading. My husband says it is going to choke him somday. Well I guess I will actually do work now I have avoided long enough.