Friday, July 17, 2009

something lost, something gained

so, I lost my job today. I have never lost a job before. It was a big relief. With WM and the kids in Dyersburg for safe public school- I have been going crazy. So I lost a job, but gained back my kiddos! I am thankful that I still have some summer to enjoy with them.

So I guess you can go home again. We will be living in the basement of my dad's church/house. Plenty of room and free! How many other 36 year olds get a do-over? I am going to embrace this for all that it is and not dwell on the other crap. Perhaps I might help at the restaurant Daddy opened, the Dog House.

Thanks, God! I never would have done it on my own. I am glad for you taking the wheel on this one!

Monday, June 22, 2009

let's try this again

So, I have been away from the blog for a looonnnnggg time. Thanks for noticing. Nowdays, people are facebooking or twittering(I have no clue). I have been old-school journaling lately. I think I will try the whole blog thing one more time.

Today, my kiddos went to VBS without me. I know to most people, that is no big deal, but I have always been there. It is something I enjoy and it means something. With the real job, I couldn't take the time off. I got all the crafts picked out,ordered, and organized, and then I passed the job to someone else. Sad. At least hubby is there. Since he has the fractured steurnum, he is not supposed to do much. VBS will be enlightning for him!

Try not to melt out there!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

pre sugar high

So, I got a note today from Elliotte's teacher today. She said that E had to have her card pulled twice today. Something about her not really giving it her full attention. I guess I should not tell her that the precious child was still up at 11:00 p.m. eating candy and watching Harry Potter(yes, at least it was a "clean" version of the movie). I am just going to blame it on her dad who said,"if they had not already missed school once this week, he would have let them stay home." I can't even comment on that one.

Good night and happy candy eating!

I wish I had taken an after photo of the ragamuffin group. It was a sight to behold. Peter had eaten something that made his entire mouth blue. I don't even want to know...well, what color will his poop be?

Monday, October 29, 2007

What a long, strange trip it's been...

This was the weekend that wouldn't quit! I worked Merry Marketplace Thursday and Friday mornings and got ready for Hope's fall fest in the afternoons. Friday night was Fall Fest and it was a huge success. The kids had so much fun!! We left early on Saturday for Stacy and Ken's wedding in Nashville. We stayed out way too late, danced way too hard and laughed too much. I am still tired! It was so great to be there to celebrate with such great friends that are going to be a super married couple! Congratulations to you crazy kids! By far, they had the best first dance I have ever seen!! It was Now that we found love by Heavy D. Maybe it will be on YOU Tube soon!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

fall break is upon us

So, when I was in grade school, we had nothing known as fall break. We only had a spring break. They haven't even been in school that long. Even preschool has a fall break. I guess if I was teaching preschool, I would need a break, too. I hear about all these elaborate fall break trips like Disneyworld or the beach. We are taking the kids camping on the spring river with a few other families. I fear that I am going to need another fall break to recover from this one. Wish us luck.

Friday, October 5, 2007

when preschoolers rule the house...

so, when you have a bad headache and leave your children to their own devices, this is what happens. I had a headache late yesterday afternoon. I decided to lie down for a bit. I thought the kids were all watching a movie. Apparently, Peter was bored with that and decided to do a little body art. Luckily, it was washable markers. It does make for a funny pic and good laugh. Who doesn't need a good laugh now and then?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Male Morton Monkeys

I understand girls. I am a girl, or a "mam" as I shudder to be called. I am all for using good manners and all that, but it kills me when the teenage boys at school or church call me mam. I usually reserve that for the aged. I am not the aged! I digress..

I understand girls. Boys are a mystery that I don't think that I have figured out. My son refuses to use the potty. I just don't get it. Would you really prefer to walk around with urine wrapped around your bottom? There are lots of things about his daddy that I don't always understand. I won't even go there... it might send me into some crazy fit. I love those male Morton monkeys- I just don't always get them!!

The girls have really gotten into "Hairspray". We went to see the movie. Much more tame than the John Waters version. Now, they constantly want to listen to the soundtrack. I wonder if "Grease" drove my daddy crazy back in the day. I had the 8-track soundtrack and a portable player. I wore it out!! I am so getting paid back by "Hairspray" and the "High School Musicals". I never realized how patient my dad was. Thanks, Daddy!!

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