Thursday, November 26, 2009

laughing till I cried

So I know gasp! She blogged, I bet you all thought I was injured or something! Anyhow I know I am a sad writer. I am just more of a talker not a writer, but I have been having such a good thanksgiving I thought I would share... So yesterday, we refer to it as pre-thanksgiving, was very busy, I had pies to make and told the girls they cou.ld help. Everyone who has kids knows any kid help always takes twice as long, but how else can you teach them to do it unless they actually try it first. So I have been working lots and so my house was also very messy and so I asked Brian to clean up with me and so we all pitched in and in about a hour or so we had a decent looking family room and kitchen, then we made the pies and since the day was so full we had a slap together dinner, of frito chili pie and hotdogs. Jeana meanwhile had decided to have one of her shows with tickets and dressing up as usually she had on her fancy dress up clothes and some glitzy little high heels when she came to dinner. Jana was telling us a story about what had happened at school...So Jana and her friend were in her Math teacher's class and discussing you know that movie that half the world is freaking out about.. New Moon and the friend and the teacher were discussing how they only went to see it because they thought a certain character was hot. Jana and the other girl thought it was funny that this teacher thought someone was hot and when the rest of the class came in they tried to get the teacher to tell what they had been talking about and the teacher said I don't want to sound like a pedophile... but when Jana told the story she pronounced it PITA FILE... which made me laugh cause I immediately thought of pita bread with metal files sticking out with alfalfa sprouts and the more I tried not to laugh the more I did. I told everyone else what I thought and Brian and Jana both laughed too, we were really quite rowdy and Jana kept say shut up and that made her Dad tease her some more. .. So we had finally settle down and were nearing the end of the meal and Jeana said she was done and as she walked out in her feathery dress and heels she said That was the rudest Fancy dinner party I have ever been too!!!! I almost fell out of my chair laughing so hard and laughed until I cried... sometimes real life is just too funny.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Only one??

I was looking at the blog and realized that I only posted once in Aug. it was just so busy, getting ready for school to start, I helped Brian get his class ready, it is always a dusty and he had to unpack some things with out unpacking everything because the whole school is moving to the new location in December, (Hopefully) it looks awesome from the outside and I have seen the other new middle school and it is great from the inside and Brian's school is going to be similar. I will try to post pics when he moves in. But I am having trouble with my computer recognizing the memory for my camera so that is why I have not had pics in a while. So anyway, I also had to get my new room ready. A- What I thought was going to be my room, was changed and so I got a half a room that look like a tornado had blown through it and in fact had been a habitat for some RODENTS at one time. I was told to leave it that it would get cleaned out one week, and went back a week later for my meeting with all the pre-school teachers and it was EXACTLY the same, oh except there was more open food to tempt the rodents. I started cleaning a little but had to leave to go pick up my kids from school. I started in the next Monday and spent 7 hours just cleaning and getting out the old stuff and moving the craft supplies into the room. I then had to go find tables and chairs from the basement and get them moved up to the 2nd floor. Did I tell you my room was on the 2nd floor, no I forgot to say every time I needed something, had to ask the director a question I had to go down and then back up the stairs, my legs felt like jelly by the days end, not to mention by the end of the week. Oh and I forgot to say by getting the tables and chairs moved up I meant I carried all the chairs and the janitor helped me carry a very heavy table up 2 flights of stairs. UGH! Anyway Then I had to decorate the walls and make a transportation bulletin board. I was stapling things to the bulletin board about 30 minutes before parents and kids showed up for open house. Oh and the open house that I was told one week that I needn't come to and then at the meeting with all the teachers she tells me that I need to have my room ready and have a activity for kids to do when they come to look at it. That lady makes me nuts sometimes. I mean just tell me what you want and QUIT changing your mind all the time. Last year when she asked me to be the art teacher she said, I could do whatever I wanted and did not have to stay with each weeks themes then she wants me to find out the themes from the teachers. She makes my head hurt sometimes. Anyway we have had about two week of school and now we have had 2 teachers quit, I mean don't you give a job a least a month to see if you can do it?? So now I am covering the 2 year old class on t, th, and doing art in the afternoon on Tues, when the 2 year olds are taking a nap. I can't wait till someone comes back from maternity leave. I am still not sure when I am going to have time to plan the art lesson and get any pre-cutting done. So we shall see.... next week we are making a boat in a bottle, except I can't find boat confetti in this town. So till next time...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Home Alone ??

So I have just been hanging out lately and of course playing on FB. Doing summer things with my kids and such. So this week I wanted to watch a movie with my kids, we usually do that a lot in the summer and haven't been renting any movies because we are trying not to do much that cost money this summer. BUT I thought if I could find a movie or two that my kids hadn't seen, that is at the Library, that would be the way to go. So I thought Hmmm what could we see, I thought maybe Home Alone. Jana had never seen it or Jeana so I borrow it and the Home Alone 2 and we laughed our heads off. Have you ever forgotten how funny something is until someone who hasn't seen it, see it and laughs, that was the way these were for me. We had a excellent time and so tomorrow I may have to go think of some other old movies to watch. I will say there was some language that was not my favorite but we talked about what was not nice when it happened so I think it was ok. Of course Jana already knew what was bad and she was so quick to tell her sister (DON'T say THAT!) she is so bossy- (I don't know where she gets that! lol) Well, I am starting to also gear up for another year of Awana, and start a new year at the pre-school, over the summer some changes were made so we will see what happens. I also may substitute... Keep praying for the right job for me, I still not sure what God wants me to do in regards to working full time. Good Luck with the start of school everyone!

Friday, July 24, 2009


So, I have been too busy to post lately, I have been up to my eyeballs in VBS prep. and the whole shmer. We had a great week, we made train frames, whirligigs, Aussie sheep, crocodile prayer reminders, and a boomerang bead necklace. I will try to put pictures on here tomorrow but I am so tired from being so busy everyday for 2 weeks now that I just want to veg. for a while but I have to take Jeana to a swim party tomorrow but that should be fun anyway. But I was so glad to have lots of time with my daughter Jana this was the first year she got to help in VBS instead of being a kid and going to vbs and was very proud of how hard she worked. We have some excellent awesome teens willing to give up a lot of their time to work for the Lord. It was exciting to see them grow in that way this week and exciting to see, all the kids learning more about their relationship with God.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Just a quick post, today - Some of you know that Jana's glasses broke while she was at camp. So we had ordered her a new pair they had insurance on them so thankfully it didn't cost as much as the first time. So we go to pick them up at Sears and my car starts acting wonky. About a block from the mall the check engine light comes on and then as I pull into the parking light the car dies. I get it to start but am unsure about driving it home, because I may not get home all the way and don't want to stand outside in 95 degree heat. So Brian goes out there and it won't start again... Yea, I get to drive Brian's car home. Did I ever tell you that Brian's car has no A/C. So as sweat drips in my eyes driving home, I'm thinking how many times I'm going to have to drive this car until, we can fix my car, if my car is fixable... Pray we can fix it fast, please! And that God will provide money to get the car fixed because if it is something big I'm not sure we can afford it.

Friday, July 3, 2009

What is it about our homes?

So while the girls were away at camp we had a visitor to our yard. I say to our yard because he did NOT come inside. One night late, Brian heard something on the back porch, he looks out the curtain of the french doors from the bed room and sees a MAN looking in the other set of french doors at me on the computer. I was facebooking or something, had the lights on and was not looking at the window, I never saw him. He comes rushing in and ran out to the garage gets the shot gun and loads it and hits the garage door button. He sees the man running across the yard and exiting from the back gate, that we have never even had open. So now we have to go talk to the little old lady who lives behind us and find out if she minds if we put a lock on that gate. So anyway it creeped me out. I am here lots of times on my own and I don't like the thought of someone just watching me, what if Brian wasn't here and he just walked on in, I might have had to HURT him. You know what I mean. Anyway this is not the first time someone has tried to break into one of our homes. Last year, someone came in the house and used our computer to look at porn websites. I found that lovely and Brian looked it up on the history and it happened while we were at church. So we put a password on the computer and looked for anything that was missing, nothing was, guess he was a perve not a theif. At the time we thought it was the neighbors kids or grandkids but now I'm not sure, maybe that was what the Man was doing looking for some internet. At the old house someone tried to break in while we were there (stupid kids) Brian scared the pee out of them with his shot gun that time. He heard them in the yard and went out the front door and snuck around the corner and they were attempting to climb in a high window and all he did was cock the shot gun and they yelled OH sh-- and took off. Brian very gleefully told me he thought he could smell urine over by that window! Then when we lived in Barnsdall, Brian's bike got stolen from the garage. And of course when we lived in Tahlequah, We had the guy that kept comming and leaving his girly magazines hidden in his back room. I know what your thinking, some of you who don't know my husband may think, those might have been his. But he is the one who kept finding them and bringing them to me. I mean if they were his would he be that stupid? No, he would not. Any how we kept finding them and figured a kid was using the back room for privacy, and we forgot to lock the back door because the front one locks automatically. Anyhow, one day when I return from working at the Sirloin, I came home and was sitting on the couch, just resting and watching TV, the phone rang and as I answered it I saw a shadow pass under the door to the back room. On the phone was Brian and I told him I thought someone was back there, he said get out, so I grabbed the gun out of the hiding place and took off out the front door. Brian must have broke all kinds of speed records because he was there at our apartment like with in 7 minutes. He went up to the apartment and found a magazine open on the floor of the backroom and the back door wide open. Brian figures it scared the kid when he heard me answer the phone and he took off. Anyway it was the last time. So we are being very security conscience and checking doors and things and I am going to make some curtains for the second set of french doors. We have curtains on the bedroom ones but not the family room ones.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

We forgot..

Well, since I last blogged, we have been busy with packing and getting Jana off to student life camp and Jeana packed off to be with Grammy for the week. With that said it was so busy getting laundry done, and everything they both needed put in a compact way, so at least Jana could carry her own stuff. Well Brian and I were very excited we had a whole 5 days with just us. So we had a date out, we had another couple over and just had some good time together. It was still a crazy week, with Jana texting us every night and hearing about what was happening with her. For instance, her nebulizer and medication for it was lost at camp (now found) and her glasses broke also. Then I had to meet Mom in Vinita to pick Jeana up, so Jeana and I could go to Silver Dollar City with her Brownie troop on Sat. I get to Vinita and the a/c is just barely blowing cool air, I think great this again.. it happened before but when you stop and get out for a hour or so it is usually fine. So we ate lunch and went out to the car to put Jeana's stuff in my car and I tried to start the car. Yep not starting, I knew Brian had said something about a loose wire around the starter so I called him and let him tell Dad where it was and Dad messed with it and got it to start. So we were on our way right? So 10 minutes into the trip home, it only takes a hour, we have no a/c. Not even blowing a little bit cool, so we roll the windows down and just bear it! Jeana was so good she only said I'm hot once. Well we get home I call Mom and tell her I'm home (I always do that), and then 25 minutes later Jana calls and her bus is home early, so we run and get her. So later that night I find out we missed being either being in a huge wreck or stuck for hours and I do mean HOURS on the highway with no A/C. Yes, that wreck that happened in OK that 10 people died in, I missed it by 5 to 10 minutes. If it had taken, Dad longer to get the car started, I would have been in that mess. I'm so glad God took care of that. We had only 1 cup of water in the car with us and some of those poor people were waiting for hours. Anyway, I have been thinking of that for days, along with spending time with Jeana and her Brownie troop at Silver Dollar city, we didn't get in until after 1opm on Saturday. Sunday we were wiped out. But we had a great time. I posted some pictures on FB. I realized after that I forgot to get someone to take a picture with me and Jeana together. I need to get better at that. Anyway to the whole point of this post. Brian and I have been so busy since the girls came home, having fun with them and spending time all together, that we forgot it was our ANNIVERSARY on the 29th! I'm totally laughing about it too. It's not that we didn't get to do stuff this whole week before it. Neither of us mentioned it at all on the day it was. I can't be mad he forgot (he has never forgotten any date before) I forgot too! So tonight we talked about it and laughed and said Happy Anniversary. So on to the next Holiday.. 4th of July we are going to go do our usual, Pizza in the park and watch the fireworks with the kids. So happy 4th and don't forget what we are celebrating.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Home again!

Hey, I have been out of town and now I'm back, just got back about 8:30 pm, it was a long trip in a short time. We have been to OKC for a visit to grandparents, we attended a retirement lunch for my aunt @ cheesecake factory yumo! And we drove from OKC to enid and back on Sat. for a baby shower for my cousin. We then spent the night with my Grandma Ginny and went out to eat with Steve ( my brother, my sis, Julie) we with my girls and G.G. went to Chili's today for lunch. So we have stuff ourselves and got to visit just about everyone in our family just Jennifer was missing. My sister Julie is coming up here to visit us tomorrow night but she had some plans tonight and tomorrow with some old friends that still live in OKC.
Well when we got back here Jana was getting ready for bed and knocked over her reed diffuser in her bedroom -- PEE U.. that was strong. I helped her clean it up and we even put the reeds in a baggie and capped the oil, put the rags in the washing machine with tons of soap but I can still smell it it was strong! I washed my hands with laundry soap to get rid of the smell but now I am coughing so I better go do a breathing treatment and check on Jana, she has to sleep in the room it spilled in. I used Windex to cut the oil on her wardrobe top so hopefully I am just smelling the laundry room still. I also have to down load the Ester lesson from Lifeway because I am behind now that I left without having a book for the weekend. I will have to go get one tomorrow if I can. Talk soon.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Just checking in

It has been a hard week for me, Wednesday was my Mamaw's birthday and I was missing her. I am so happy that she is no longer hurting, I just miss hearing her voice and the uplifting things she use to say to me. She was someone that always, always made me feel good about me. Anyway enough of that, It was a calm week at pre-school, one of my students that is harder was absent 2 of the days that I worked, he has been increasingly more difficult, so I am glad that there are just a few more weeks of school for me to teach in the 2 yr old room. Next year I am suppose to be the art teacher for the whole pre-school but I think I really need a different job. Pray for me, I will be praying for something that is right for me, that is encouraging, that I can help my family more with the money I make. They don't want to give me more than 2 days next year at the pre-school and I really need to have more hours than that. Also they tell me one thing and then the next thing I know they back out or they act like I am asking off for everything. Case in point... When I hired on I wanted to be able to do the school parties with my younger childs class they said no problem they didn't have a big budget so they needed some days off anyway and that would help. When I reminded them what days they were they acted like I was letting them down because I wouldn't be there for the pre-schools parties and continued to ask me each time if I could be at pre-school that day. Also they told me they followed my city's school schedule but when it came right down to it they did not follow all holidays and days the school was out. When I told them I couldn't work those days because I need to be at home with my children they acted like I should have a babysitter or let my 13 year old be in charge of the house and my 7 year old all day. I'm sorry did she have a kid I didn't know about? It is NOT her job to take care of her sister, she is not the Mom. I don't mean I don't trust her either, but that is a long time to leave her in charge and I don't believe it is fair to her. I do let her take care of her sister for shorter periods of time once in a while but I don't think her day off from school should be used that way especially if they told me they followed my schools schedule. If I knew in advance I could make arrangements but they would wait until the day or two before and then act like I was imposing on them for not being able to work that day. If you want me to have a babysitter give me the whole schedule for the year and I'll work on the days that we don't match. Whew! I had to get that out it has been bothering me for some time. I feel no one really bothers to be considerate at the pre-school. Don't you think you should be told if the other teacher you are working with is not coming in for the day. Don't you think that might be information I would need as fast as possible?? Yes, I get that people get sick, that is not the issue, it is a issue that when someone calls in sick and I then have to do the lesson for that day that I am not told the other person is coming at all! I find out sometimes about 5 min.s before they are suppose to show up ( which is about 1 hour and a half after I have started for the day) Just so we are all clear what this means. It means I can't leave the room because I am the only adult in a room full of 7-10 2 year olds, I have to ask someone to cover my room to go to the bathroom, get cots, put sheets in dryer or anything else that is needed for my kids. The office staff knows I can't leave the room with kids in it, and know that I need all these things but do not ask if I need them. I have to call at the door until someone hears me (sometimes they are not even in the office) Anyway the whole things frustrates me to no end. Next year if I am still there I will not be stuck in a room I can't leave ever. I won't have to watch children take a nap. What a complete waste of time. I try to bring something to do, or read but sometimes don't get out of my house with it. I go around cleaning the room, so I won't fall asleep but I am also afraid I will wake someone up. Oh and if the other teacher who is the head teacher comes in she won't let me clean because she says (D) is a light sleeper. Whatever I clean when she is not in there and he has never woken up! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Ok I am better now. Thanks for letting me dump, I am almost thinking being a substitute teacher would be better than this. I did that before when I lived in Barnsdall and I wasn't thrilled with that either. But it would pay better and I might even get more hours, but it is pretty abusive, at least it was the last time I did it. Well I'm off to bed so I hope your day is stress free tomorrow and as least I have some flowers to look at before I go to bed and when I get up in the morning, my husband thought I was mad because he ate some chocolate that a student gave me for teacher appreciation day, I told him I would share, I just thought there was some left!? I asked him about it and grumped at him and then forgot about it. He brought me flowers, coke and chocolate. HA! He is the best. Gotta love him! Well I will check in later in the week with everyone. Heather glad to hear you got so much done. Lisa, I haven't seen a new post lately,(but enjoy your blog) Becca, glad you had so much fun at the ball game, I will have to come see one for the boys soon. Christi, you really need to call me and get on facebook so I can play(oops I mean talk) with you soon. Kim, can't wait to see what you cook up next. I made texas chili in the crock with deer meat last week. Love you all..

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Finally back online.

It's been a wild week around here with all the rain and then we topped it off with that crazy wind storm on Friday. We flashed power about 10 times but never lost it. We lost Internet but considering many are still with out power around here. I am so thankful that we have power, no one is sick, and we didn't have any damage to our house. The worse thing that happened is a dead branch fell out of the tree that 's it! Now many other's were not so fortunate and I will be praying they get their power back soon. We actually had a great time last night just being outside cleaning up debris and having a hot dog roast. Well It is already late so I need to go fold laundry so I don't have to do it on Mother's day... I know technically it IS Mother's day but not until I sleep for me. So all of you out there HAVE a GREAT MOTHERS DAY! Love ya.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

4 thumbs up baby back ribs.

Sorry to be so silent lately, I've just been busy trying to get Awana wrapped up for the end of the year awards and planning all my crafts for VBS. Jeana is home sick today to I thought I would post something since I was gone taking her to the doctor this morning... No strep throat at least, just a cold. So my day was a little crazy yesterday, I was the only teacher in my room yesterday, not that they told me that I was going to be the only one. No that would have been considerate of my feelings, that is not to be. So anyway I had 6, 2 year olds yesterday, although some of them have turned 3 by now and A (a little boy in my class is almost 4 he acts more like a 2 year old.. kind of sad but we got the parents as Teachers to evaluate him and talk to his parents so he can go to a school that has a teacher that can maybe help him next year. I personally think he has some form of autism but I don't really have any training to back that up. Anyhow after pre-school I had to rush home to get the ribs out of the oven, I had been baking them all morning in a low heat oven so they would be done so we could have early dinner. Dinner had to be early because Jana had a orchestra concert for school. It was the solo concert so each child got to play the solo that they played at the music festival that they went to last weekend. Jana's orchestra got first place! I was very proud of them. Back to dinner, Jeana said while we were eating that she gave the ribs 4 thumbs up! Pretty cute. So I thought that I would post the recipe. so here goes.

4 thumbs up baby back ribs.

I usually just do one rack and that gives us about 4 ribs a piece, otherwise it is a little pricey. This is a excellent special occasion dinner and super easy to do ahead of time and just put in oven and forget about.
Dry Rub
1 cup white sugar
1 cup table salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
5 T + 1 t chili powder
2 T + 2 t ground cumin
1 t Accent (msg) the original recipe calls for 4 t but I reduce to 1 t since this give my husband a head ache.
4 t cayenne pepper
4 t black pepper, freshly ground
4 t garlic powder
4 t onion powder
mix all together and keep in airtight container, will make at least 5 to 6 batches of ribs.

So after I have this done or I get out my batch that is in my container I rinse the ribs and pull the membrane of the inner part of the ribs and toss. I then take about 2 tablespoons or so of cider vinegar and brush the meat, I then dust the meat with the dry rub both sides. I then place the meat in a 13 x 9 Pyrex dish and cover with foil and place in fridge over night. I have just marinated for 4 hours or so and then cooked but I like the overnight version better.
Then when done marinating I remove from fridge and remove foil and brush with sauce below.
Carolina Vinegar BBQ sauce:
1/2 pound margarine
1/2 cup Vinegar
juice of 1 lemon
1 1/2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
dash cumin, dash Cayenne pepper, dash chili powder ( I added these they are not in the origanal recipe)
4 T Brown Sugar
melt margin in sauce pan add lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, honey, salt, pepper and spices and bring to boil. remove from heat stir in vinegar and 3 to 4 T of brown sugar.
This also make enough for tons of ribs so I keep in container in fridge and warm up a little before I brush it on.
After basting the ribs I add about a 1/2 cup coke to the bottom of my pan to keep everything moist while cooking, recover with foil and bake at 225 degree oven for about 4 to 5 hours or a little longer if you want them to fall completely from the bone. I usually just check to see if you can wiggle the bone easily to see if they are done. I then remove them from the oven let cool slightly and then we put them on the grill from a few minutes and sauce them with some regular tomato based BBQ sauce (optional) we like Head Country. Or you could use some more Carolina BBQ sauce and enjoy! For those of you who like to use the Crock pot I am sure you could adapt these to be cooked on low for the crock pot just not sure about the times.

Monday, April 13, 2009

I know, your saying, where have you been?? Well, to tell the truth, I have just felt quite and reflective. 2 weeks ago my husbands grandmother passed away. This is the 2nd grandmother in our family this year. So my girls had 3 greatgrandma's at the start of 2009 and now we are down to one. The one that is still with us is not doing so hot. So please pray for her. She actually told me when I went down for my Mamaw's funeral that her teeth were hurting her so bad she hadn't been sleeping, but she didn't get them fixed last year because she didn't want to WASTE the money. She thought she would die before the temporary crown started bothering her. I told her in no uncertain terms to get it fixed I wasn't letting go that easy. She has several medical problems and I know they are hard on her. Anyway she has not been doing so good since my Mamaw died, she was actually too sick to attend the funeral and I think that has been bothering her. She keeps talking to my Dad about changing arrangements for her funeral and things also. Anyway she is 86 years old and lives alone and now her hip is bothering her. But it was be very hard to handle right now if something happened to her. My relationship is very different with her, than my other grandmother but I love her and we have had enough this year.
I will miss Brian's grandma (they called her grandmumsey) she was a funny lady, that did many things for others. I remember the first time I met her she was talking to us and she said to Brian, he my hair is growing back (she had some heart medication that made her hair fall out) So then as soon as she blurted that out she lifted up her wig and showed us. I just about fell over laughing. She also gave me a rolling pin for a wedding present. She had a cute little poem with it that said something to the effect that the rolling pin was for baking but it could also be used to keep husbands in line! I wish I had saved the poem. Well it is late and I have lots of work for tomorrow. Gotta gear up for VBS planning. God is comforting us and we really are doing pretty good.

Monday, March 23, 2009

enough said

My day started off with lost eye glasses for Jeana, which sent us scrambling to get to school on time. This progresses after I dropped her off to a spilled drink ( coke everywhere in the newly done interior of my car) oh and of course on my new coat and on my bible. I will omit the screaming and the almost swearing I did. Brian said he was glad he wasn't with me. Then on to an Asthma attack for Jana, had to leave school early and go get her. She is still having trouble. Then after picking up Jeana, found out she did not have a stellar day for concentrating on her work. Oh and then when making supper, I DROPPED the 4 pork chops I was going to grill. The Styrofoam broke in half! After washing them off and grilling them we had dinner, I loaded the dishwasher and hid out in my bedroom... I put Jeana to bed and I'm done! I going to sleep and hope for better tomorrow! It's not that today was just so bad. It's just that it was not good. Good night I'm off to read my slightly soggy bible.
P.S. Nothing is ever all bad, Jeana drew a beautiful rainbow picture for me, because I did not have a good day! It was so sweet.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ok, so I did almost nothing!

So, today I was going to work in my garden, Brian was off from work and we had planned to get a bunch of stuff done.... but he woke up with some sort of back strain (yea right!) and didn't want to get out there after church. I went out there and messed around some but didn't get much done. I went back inside and proceeded to do nothing but watch HGTV or Food network. Well I did stay with Jana for the very last cookie booth. On Saturday Jana came home very upset, apparently the father of her friend tried to make her wear this cookie costume that their younger daughter has been wearing for the cookie booths. I personally think the costume is horrible looking and would not want either child wearing it. But to ask a 13 year old girl to put on that, is outside of enough. But he did not just ask her, he kept insisting, after she refused and when she wouldn't put it on he talked to her like she was 6. ( these are Jana's words, I was not there.) I told her I was proud of her for standing up for herself and not doing something that made her feel uncomfortable. I went to the cookie booth so there would not be a repeat performance and talked to the mother. She told me she had already gotten on to the father and I made it clear she was NOT to to be asked and said I wouldn't ask her daughter to do something she wasn't comfortable doing either and I trust that it wouldn't happen again. If it does I will have to keep Jana from going over to her friends house and only have the friend over here. I prefer that anyway.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 keeps going, or is that growing?

Yesterday, I spent the whole day cleaning out flower beds of leaves, old dead flowers and sticks and twigs. This step was suppose to been done in the fall but since, every time I tried to work in the yard this past fall, I would have trouble with my asthma. Anyway it was twice as hard to do it now since before I could have cut down the dead flowers and then raked the leaves and old plants. But now the new stuff is growing in and so I had to cut the old stuff being careful not to cut the new. And the old leaves I have to pick them out by hand. UGGGH. Every time I stuck my hand in the old leaves I kept waiting for some mouse or something to come running out. Nothing happened! Well I did find a tiny little toad. Jeana thought is was great fun to pick up and play with it. No, thank you Jeana I don't want a turn to hold it! Well if it is nice weather tomorrow, I have to finish the yard, I only got about half done, my back yard is big and it took longer than I thought it would. Maybe I will take some pics.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Well last week Jean has some horrible cold/virus that turned into a sinus infection. She then was better 3 days (still on antibiotics) and bam she got something else. A horrible vomiting virus with a fever. I know it was horrible because she shared it with me and I had it on Saturday. Nasty!! and I could barely leave my bed. I am feeling so much better today. I had to cancel a cookie booth, going to work and volunteering at church Sunday AM. I felt so bad calling a cancelling all those things but there was NO way I could even leave my bed. Every time I got up I would get dizzy, and have this huge heat wave hit me and then start feeling sick to my stomach, and you know what happens after that! So but I just wanted to get on here and say Brian has gone to get a new Car to us. Really it's a car my DEAR, DEAR Daddy has (he bought it at a garage sale, so like him) but he is letting us have it and pay him later. Well he told Brian $600 but he told me he didn't care if I paid him at all. Brian says I'm to do all the negations from now on. lol So Wheeeee no more driving all over town dropping everyone off!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

feeliing scattered

Since my car wreck, I have been so crazy busy. I feel like I am constantly going. I am taking everyone to school in the morning 3 different schools about 10 minutes apart and then I have to take myself to work, back across town. It's been nuts. Then add in 2 girl scouts doing cookie booths at different times ( they have 2 different troops), Jana is also working on her science fair project, and we also have Awana, I have the feeling I may go insane. Hey but other than hearing the words " would you like to buy a box of girl scout cookies" in my sleep I'm fine. Well I have to be brief in my posts for a while, I have tons of laundry to fold and my house is so messy, for some reason it is not cleaning itself. Why can't that be invented? We have self cleaning ovens, why not a self cleaning house! Well I guess that wouldn't be good, how would I get rid of all my aggression when I am mad if I don't have dishes to scrub?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

6th photo the 6th file or some simblance of it.

Ok, here it is. This was taken in 2003, Jana went to a weekend dance camp and this is someone's child that I knew. She had forgotten her camera and I snapped a few shots of her before the routine and during. This is before. No where in this picture is my child or anyone else I know. I emailed the good ones to her parent and I don't know why I didn't delete this one. So if your reading this blog, consider yourself tagged for posting the 6th photo and the 6th file or whatever crazyness this is.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

This weekend.

So, most of this week was devoted to Valentines day, we spend to majority of it making crafts for pre-school, cubbies and making this fabulous glittering, obnoxious box for Jeana's valentines. So girly. I was in charge of the Valentines Party for Jeana's class and we did have a good time. I had less help because one child's parent couldn't be there. Her child projectile vomited about a hour before the party. Needless to say we were happy for her to take her child on home. Brian and I went out for Valentines day and had a good time at Johnny Carrino's. I love the dinner we had I had the wedge salad and Scalopini. Anyway Brian had pepperoni bread and he was happy. He is not a big Italian person but he knew I like the place. So Sunday we were having my sister in law and Brother in law come to our house, so I left church after Sunday school so I would be there in time for them to get to my house. Below is what happened on my way home.
I was just glad no one was seriously hurt. I have a few bruises and so do the girls but we are all fine. My car on the other hand is not. It was drivable but the doors don't open except the drivers door and 2 of the windows are out. The dash window is cracked too. My beautiful FREE car! But God will work out something for us. So I'm not going to worry. Talk to you soon. My phone is ringing.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Superbowl party..

We had a great party, the house was full everybody brought food and I had such fun talking to everybody. I watched not one play of the football game. SO like me. Brian had a good time and it was for him. My house was megga clean and so I sat down to relax after everyone left and it was so quiet. So quiet that I could hear the click, click CLICKING of a mouse running across my floor. OH MY _______..I can't believe it. I hate those little vile creatures. I freaked and yelled for Brian and we put out the poison for it. Totally ruined my party good feeling. ARRG!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow days.. the best!

We have been having a great time with the snow days, I know some of my friends are ready for the school to be back in session because they have fighting kids and such but yesterday we all were laughing here so much, I almost hurt myself. Jeana is one of the funniest little people I know and she makes me laugh all the time. Jana the older one, well how can I say it.. she is just a easy target! So we were all playing on the computer yesterday and reading every one's 25 random things and I had commented on some one's that I knew something was wrong with them because they liked chunky peanut butter. I then got a extra dig in on my hubby by saying he like chunky too. So Jana and I were laughing so hard at that and then she realized and said HEY! I like chunky peanut butter too! I laughed so hard at her. So that set Brian to laughing and so she started acting all indignant and walking through the house. Jeana at the same time was creating a SHOW.. She said as Jana was walking through, Hey you can't go back here you have to have a pass a backstage pass.. (Jana ignored her and kept walking) then the next thing we hear is Jeana yelling SECURITY! SECURITY!.. it was the funnies thing and Brian started laughing all over again.. Good ol' Hannah Montana. I'm sure that is where it came from.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Super Bowl party..

So We are having a super bowl party. Yes I know I hate sports but it is for my husband. We invite our Sunday School class and some other friends over and those of us who don't care about the ball game can gab and stuff our faces with all the yummy food. Brian's birthday is the week after the game so he considers it his birthday party. We did this last year and we had so many people we couldn't fit them all in our living room. So this year we moved all the furniture from the living room into the family room. We had gotten a larger TV in the Family room this past summer but have not gotten furniture in there mainly because it's full of Jeana's toys. But it is connected to the Kitchen and therefore more people can sit in it and we can have a better party. So we moved all the toys to the living room and all the furniture in the family room. As soon as we did it I sat down and started thinking.. This room needs painted. I hate these curtains.. I will make myself crazy by the time the superbowl comes around. OH well that's just me!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Feeling peaceful.

Just a quick note to let you all know, I AM doing ok. I am feeling peaceful about my Grandma. More than anyother person I have ever lost before. It seems like since I have gotten back things have just been crazy, Jana had a make up concert the evening we got back and then some theif broke Brian's window on his car and stole his School laptop. YEA! He had to drive around in the cold for a few days but we got it fixed friday. In the meantime, I didn't want my oldest freezing her fanny off getting to school so I have been burning the gas driving across town and taking and picking her up which adds time to my already busy schedule. So I am glad to have the extra day off for Martin Luther King Jr Day. But I better get off here. I promised to post some old pictures of my college days at NSU to some BSU friends and I also promised to watch a show with my husband and tomorrow we are rearraging the furniture so we can have a Superbowl party. Later about that. For now I have to go.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

In Memory

Mamaw went to be with our Lord last night late. Mom called this morning. I don't have any more words right now. I'm glad she is no longer suffering and I will always miss her.

Monday, January 5, 2009


Hey I will try to make it short, Mamaw is worse today her leg has turned purple and black in the thigh area and the lower leg is cold and white. I don't remember if they said she had a pulse in the bottom part of her leg. Her pulse/oxygen is like 80. They did get her on hospice and finally got her some morphine so she won't have so much pain. She is not responsive to anyone much. The doctor said it could be 2 days to 2 weeks depending on which order her organs shut down. He also thinks this clot is not related to her fall since she has congenital heart failure. So please just pray for my family, my Grandmother is saved and we are ready for her to go to be with the Lord. We want no more pain for her. This has been such a long time in coming and I don't want to remember her that way, or for her to feel lost, imprisoned, or alone. I know she is not alone but she doesn't know it anymore.
Just on a side note if you will please pray for my cousin Jennifer, she is not talking to anyone in the family for some reason we don't know, she won't return any one's phone calls for 2 years now. And I so want her to get to say goodbye to our Grandmother, I think it will bother her later if she doesn't get to. Maybe this could be the turning point for her to come back to our family. I don't know but I do know......Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version)
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Thanks to Beth Moore for reminding me and my sister for giving me the book she wrote it in. I was reading that today, and it helps me tonight, God always slides it right in, his words fit everywhere.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Crazy stuff

Just a quick update... I was planning on going to church tonight but got waylayed by the phone. My Mom called and said they had to transport my Mamaw to the hospital last night about 1am. They called my aunt around 11pm and said she was complaining of pain in her leg but not the leg that she fell on (she fell before Christmas and had to have her leg x-rayed cause they thought she might have broken her hip, it was just bruised) She is not really easy to understand because when she starts hurting she gets real manic and the weekend staff at the place don't know how to deal with her. So they call my aunt and my aunt doesn't want them to transport her because this is like the 4th weekend in a row they have called and want to take her to the hospital. They mostly don't know how to pacify my grandmother. Anyway she wants to talk to the Doctor that told them to transport her and they give her the number. She calls and he says that she can stay and he will come see her tomorrow and he will call them and tell them NOT to transport her. My aunt calls them back and they have transported her anyway and so my aunt has to drive from Enid to OKC at 1am and she has already taken her pain medication that makes her sleepy so my Mom stays on the phone with her in B'vill till she gets to the Hospital to see what is going on. Turns out she is complaining about the other leg and not the one she fell on but they have already x-rayed the other leg before my aunt gets there. She has a blood clot in the other leg so they gave her some blood thinner and pain meds and sent her home with my aunt. They wanted to transport her again but that would have cost more $$$ and would have made my Grandpa mad. So my aunt took her back and gave the people the meds and paperwork that said they should be able to put her on hospice. This was at 4am. She went to her apartment in OKC and slept for a while. When she called they said mamaw was fine. But when my aunt went to check on her she said she was pitiful and saying she hurt again. They had not given her the pain meds and they had lost all the paper work about the hospice and medication. This makes me want to bang my head into a wall because if they don't have paperwork about the medication they can't give it to her. My aunt was calling the doctor to find out if he took it when he saw my grandmother today. This was the last I heard and so I may update again, Later today. Oh and the doctor in the hospital said this clot may break loose and cause a stroke or a heart attack for my grandma but the other treatment is surgery and no doctor will touch her with her history. Not that we would let them she is DNR already.