Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday's Bite

Just when I am all relaxed and happy it happens. Monday comes to bite ya! This was that morning. I got up later than I planned after having not slept really well and jump in the shower! A hot shower later, I am up checking the weather to make sure that I wear temperature appropriate clothes and dress the kids to not be cold and Dan is playing the Wii still. He has a game that is a challenge and spent most of the night on it. So I am kinda half rushing half not yet. Go to dry my hair and it's not cooperating...give up completely, just hope it dries okay. Make the kiddos lunches, get them dressed, give last minute instructions, go to get my keys...they are not where I thought they were...and I can't find them. Dan just isn't a help when I misplace my keys, and it really does make me mad at times especially when I am rushing around worried I am going to be late. He gives me his spare keys(no house key) I rush out to the car only to realize I forgot my sweater...pounding on the door later to get in to grab my sweater! Not the best mindset to be in when leaving for work.

A long day today, out of sorts a lot, not as together as I would like to be! I did find my keys when I got home. Janea had left them on the couch and they had slipped to the side of a cushion, they are ready for tomorrow morning, in the key holder and life will be better. Tomorrow is another day and I for one am happy to shut the door on August and welcome in September! So here's to a September and the start of Fall!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Working together

Dan and I enjoy cooking together...most of the time!

Tonight he was in charge of chopping the vegetables while I was in charge of making sure all the veggies were washed, and in smaller containers to cook all together in a delicious stir-fry! We made enough for 3 meals for Dan at work and leftovers for me to eat at different times early this week.

I am very proud of my man, he is really sticking to his new diet regime. He is also being very diligent in making sure that we have a plan in mind for him for taking food for work! I am then able to be supportive of his effort by knowing ahead of time what I need to cook or fix and have ready for him to pack in his lunch the next day.

All in all a very productive weekend full of family time and fun! We all are enjoying taking turns on the Wii and having a good time giving each other pointers! Looking forward to a busy yet active week ahead!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

So Thankful

I am so thankful for the weekend. (Love days off)

I am so thankful for my class! (They think learning is so fun)

I am so thankful for my husband! (He takes good care of me)

I am so thankful for my kids! ( they are great)

I am so thankful for my DISHWASHER!( I have so many dirty dishes!)

I am so thankful for my life! (Thank you God for all my blessings!)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Too much

I have to juggle too many things and sometimes things slip through the cracks. Like Dan's phone. We do pay as you go since it is much more cost effective for us...well, I think I messed up on the dates for Dan's and now his phone is inactive...and so I am researching other possible plans with better service and better rates than what we have been doing. We shall's a good thing Friday is payday!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Feeling Fishy

My momma and daddy went fishing this weekend. Spur of the moment...had a lot of fun...they really enjoy camping! We had gone camping with the grandparents about 2 weeks ago and since then they have gotten a newer camper. This past weekend they decided to test it out...they really like it...! Well, when we went camping and fishing we caught 1 whole fish....this time they caught together 5 fish and decided to wait to cook them till tonight. Then they invited me and the kiddos over for a fish dinner. YUMMY! Nothing like grilled on hot coals fresh caught trout...makes me very happy!

Jaron is feeling much better after having stayed home from school. I really debated but it's probably for the best that he stayed home and had a little bit of recooperation time.

On another note....HI WENDY!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Weekend Latest

Jaron woke up this morning running a fever. I am hoping it breaks soon and that he gets to feeling normal. No other symptoms just a fever and being tired. Poor Baby.

On the homefront we are busy getting ready for another school week. We also got a Wii this weekend. I don't know who is having more fun with it...the kids or Dan! He got a game where he uses a sword and so he is working on his fencing skills. The kids have been enjoying playing Wii sports and I am relishing the time to myself!

So all in all a busy weekend, a busy week ahead and looking forward to the start of Fall.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Momma Said

My mom said that I would have a child just like me one day...

It's happened and I have told her that she too will have a child just like her!

Oh I relish that day!

Back to the hole which is her room which she keeps telling me is okay just the way it is...

TO my mother...I am soo Sorry that I ever fought you on cleaning my room and I apologize for not appreciating you more when I was young. Thank you for not killing me when I was giving you attitude and Loving me more than I could ever imagine.

If you need me...I'm in the Black hole!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bad Combo

Headache + Traffic+ Rain+ Cranky First Grader= A formula for Road Rage....

nuff said

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I'm Back....

Did you miss me...I know I hear the tears now....whaaaaahh...we have to read about her boring life some more! Ha Ha!

This has been the fullest month and I know this because I have not blogged at all. School started today and I am glad now to be on a school session with my classroom set up so that I can focus my energy on my students and not the walls. (which look great if I do say so myself)

I am so thankful that I have the family I have. We have all worked at getting mommy ready for school again and the kiddos are back in school and I think it will be a great year.

On a grosser note...Dan had bought this rutabaga and then not used it for like 2 weeks. It went bad and left the most disgusting smell in my kitchen! I had been looking for it for like 3 days and OH my goodness...rotten rutabaga is worse than rotten potatoes! I could have died...well I am off to clean the's gotten pretty bad's to being back online more frequently this year!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I'm still alive

Just in the final push before school much to little time to do it tired....I'll fill you all in in the meantime...I'm still alive just not online as much as I once back in a week.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Now it's time for Silly Song with Mommy...the part of the day when the mom comes out and Sings a silly song!

(As sung to the tune of Veggie Tales Hairbrush Song)

Oh where is my camera??

Oh where is my camera???

Oh where oh where oh where oh where????

Is my Camera?

It's hiding somewhere in my house and I can't find it! I really need it and I can't find it...when I don't need it I'll find it but I really need it right now! If anyone has an idea of where I should look leave me a the meantime I will be looking for my camera!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Top 5 on Tuesday

1. Good Progress was made as I got to spend quality time on my room. It's starting to come together! WAHOO!

2. Good Deals! Got the fabric for my palm tree step put it all together...feeling a little bit nervous about this one!

3. Good Friends! My buddy Katy was in town and came over and saw me for awhile! Love catching up with a good friend!

4. Good lights...the light that is giving us fits in the kitchen is working tonight! Praise God for little things...and light!

5. Good Time with the boy...Jaron and I went outside to play frisbee...the boy is really not so much but it was good quality one on one time with my little man!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I am obsessed.

I am nuts.

I am trying to create a palm tree.

It's going in a specific corner and needs to be just right.

It's for my classroom

It can't fall down

It isn't up yet.

I'm feeling stuck with how to make it look good.

Only 11 more work days till school starts.

I need some inspiration.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Saturday is grocery day in our household. So we headed out to the store to do the weekly shopping. Since we are trying to eat healthier the whole process took a lot longer than normal as we are double checking every nutrition label and spending more time in the produce section and trying to be more health conscious than we used to be.

I will say this our new healthy eating is benefiting Dan. He has lost 6 pounds in the last 2 weeks and is feeling much healthier! He has decided to go Vegan for at least this week. So tonight we made 2 kinds of stirfry...Dan had sprouts, mushrooms, zuchinni, squash, broccoli and cauliflower in a citrus lemon sauce...and I had chicken(I'm not going vegan), potatoes and broccoli in a citrusy sauce. They were both very yummy and delicious.

Dan made enough for several meals to take to work as well...all in all a very yummy and profitable dinner!