Friday, April 30, 2010

The sickie

I wanted to post his picture, but he's looking pretty pitiful....

I made him go to the doctor.....he'll be thanking me soon.....

He's now on four different medications for a sinus infection and a serious cough....

I'm feeling slightly sorry for being short with him....just slightly though...

Hopefully, he'll be on the mend and able to go back to work next week.

Here's hoping that Dan gets to feeling better soon!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Just Wondering???

Why did God make flies???

I don't know the answer to this one...but honestly Why???

They are gross, annoying, and weird...and one is buzzing around the kitchen right now and driving me CRAZY....

Flies, cockroaches, and other disgusting things....I love the beauty of God's Creation, I love the intricacies I see around me...but seriously...why Flies and gross things???

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Moving Slow

I should be working on some projects for work. I SHOULD be...but I'm not having much progress, I'm moving slowly. I am tired this evening. I didn't sleep great last night and had a busy day at work and I am praying about something big going on tomorrow and my mind isn't focused on what it should be focused I'm moving slow. Looking forward to heading to bed and relaxing and letting things fall into place more tomorrow....

It's funny, life is moving so fast and yet I feel like I am dragging....don't know why but tired today. Finishing up the main things tonight and then turning in and letting

Moving So Fast

I can't believe that Saturday is the First day of May! This year is zipping by.

The month of May is so jampacked for the kids and I. All the end of year school stuff is piling on.

It could be a little bit overwhelming. Hang on and Hold on Tight!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Lazy yet Busy Saturday

I'm feeling tired tonight.

It's been a long day, a good day but a long day.

I should really go to bed but since all of the Good bedroom sheets are currently getting dried in the dryer that really isn't a possibility right now. I don't want to climb onto a wet bed, that's not a pleasant thing.

Yet it was a good day. An almost productive one.

I got to sleep in...I love sleeping in...till 9:15..when Dan woke me up to tell me that I needed to go and pick up the girl soon...she was at a T&T slumber party with some of the church girls. She had to be picked up by 10. After getting her home and Dan off to Bible Study I had a wonderfully long conversation with my delightful sister and discovered that I can take pictures and talk on the phone at the same time...I had never done this before and the pictures were of my hand but I have learned it is possible..weird things happen to me!

After Dan was home from Bible Study he was hungry and really wanting breakfast food so we headed over to IHOP and enjoyed a hearty breakfast for nice on a cool rainy morning,er, afternoon. I then got to go grocery shopping ALL BY MYSELF! That rarely happens and it was quick and easy without needing lots of extra stuff...I love quick and easy!

We cleaned up the living room and did some investigating of some local organic suppliers of fruits and vegetables, and then just hung out at home. I love when the whole family is under one roof. We don't even need to be doing anything but being together. It's such a nice feeling.

Well, I'm off to check on the sheets....good night world, see you another day..

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Poem for Today

I should have stayed in bed,
I've fallen down,
I've bumped my head.
I should of stayed in bed!
My class is crazy,
I'm feeling lazy.
I SHOULD have Stayed in BED!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Teaching Troubles

Today we worked on Pp in class.

Here's the list of Pp words we came up with:
Puppet, pen, parrot, Preston, panda, pizza, popcorn, pants purse, person, people, pepper, persnickety, peace, peaches, potty, poop, pee-pee, purple, pepperoni.

I love how Pp brings out the bathroom words, don't u?

Well, I was getting ready to show the kids how to make a P in cursive and I couldn't do was so hard! I couldn't figure out how to show the steps for it easily. When I write in cursive I don't think about it anymore and so trying to break down the steps was a huge challenge!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Walking with Janea

Janea and I took a walk on Saturday's just some of the gorgeousness that we saw as we walked. This has been the prettiest Spring that I can remember!

Love it!

Monday, April 19, 2010

My Little Author

Saturday, I accompanied Janea to the Young Author's Conference in Warrensburg Missouri. We had a nice time listening to famous authors and learning from people in the book world. It was fun and exciting to hear the authors of tomorrow. Janea had her story "published" in the Young Author's Book. I'm such a proud Mama! Way to Go Janea!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Death and Taxes

The only 2 things you can count on they say is "Death and Taxes."

Well, I really hate Taxes but I certainly am glad to be ALIVE!

Loving the gorgeous weather this week, loving my great kiddos, missing my husband who has been working lots of overtime this week and Loving that we get a DATE night this Saturday!

If it's my time to go it's my time to go but I am loving Life and not really thinking about Death right now!

I am hating the Government and having to pay my taxes but I am glad that we're not in an upper tax bracket and do get quite a few credits which make it so much easier!

And yes, I did owe this year and yes I delayed until the last minute....

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Funny Things

Today the following stuff happened that I found funny:

* Jaron totally was nuts during AWANA and started chasing these little flying bugs all around completely oblivious to the world around him. (we were outside for game time)

* Listening to my children"help each other" and accomplish things

* I told one of my AWANA kids that I was old and she said "your not still have all your teeth!"

* I walked into the AWANA room and discovered one of my AWANA leaders lying on a table while his Spark was saying verses...he looked like he was sleeping or dead.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Parenting Struggles

I'm feeling defeated tonight.

My kids won.

They didn't want to clean.

They didn't clean.

They did homework, they took their baths and showers and then headed to bed before they picked up the living room.

And I let them.

I let them get away with not following through.

I'm feeling like a failure as a mom right now.

My buttons were being pushed and I took the easy way out.

I hate feeling like this.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Happy Birthday!

My Younger sister turns a BIG number I hit 3 years ago! SO Happy Birthday Wendy! So here's some reasons that I love my sister today on her big day...hehehehehe

1. She's my sister! Thanks Mom and Dad for her!
2. She makes me laugh faster and harder than anyone else on the Planet! You get her, mom and me together and watch out!
3. She has good taste!
4. She is a good listener
5. She is a good Friend!

Love ya sis! Hope you have a wonderful Birthday! I mailed your card late so it will get there next week...sorry...I forgot to buy stamps....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010


I was driving home today from a very long day at work. Today was Parent Teacher Conference Day and I have the most students in my class and so my conferences seem to take the longest...I didn't leave work until nearly 7...way later than my normal 3:50 time of heading home.

I'm driving home and enjoying the beautiful sun kissed skies, and I saw the most wonderful sight. A beautiful hawk just soaring through the air. Dipping, coasting, gliding, was so awe-inspiring. It was truly a majestic sight!

Honestly, its moments like these where I am just in shock that anyone could believe that their is not a Creator. There is no such thing as chance and I can't believe that chaos can create beauty. It's amazing that someone would think that thinks happen without design and intelligence behind it.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Musings on Being Tired

You know your tired when...

*you put clothes in the washing machine and soap and don't turn it on.

*your sitting and listening to you son read and YOU fall asleep.

* your kids tell you that it's bedtime and they don't mean for themselves.

* you run out of pithy and witty sayings...

Good Night World....see ya another day!

The Up Song

" Mrs. Jonathan you need to play the UP Song"

The Up Song? I don't have a song called the Up Song...

well they found it and it's actually from the Opera "Carmen" and it's so fun to hear my whole class sing along to classical music. They sing along quietly until the real dramatic parts and then the whole class sings at the top of their lungs.."Duh Duh Duh DUH!"

I'll try to upload a musical clip of the song they sing

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What I Hear

The gentle whirring of my fan as it blows a delightful breeze on me.

My children playing together so nicely and being kind.

The wind outside the window that is blowing quite hard, we may have thunderstorms tonight or it may pass us but the breeze is quite brisk.

A quiet not overly busy evening....just what this momma needs!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Being Regular

NO, this is not a post on digestion and the like.

One of my kids in class today told me he was glad I was back and that are day would be "regular". I had taken a couple of days off last week and my class missed me. One boy in particular hates when I am gone and he was so happy that I was back and that we would have a "regular" day, when I asked him what he meant by that he told me.

"Mrs. Jonathan, a regular day is when you are here and we do all the things that you have us do and you say all the things you always say and it's just good".

So here's to having a Regular day! Hope that you have someone tell you that they really like regular days! My heart was full of joy due to this little boy's statement and it was a normal regular day and I think I liked it!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Eggs

We went to Grandma's House Today! We spent the morning dyeing Easter Eggs! We had so much fun! Thank you Grandma for letting us come and hang out at your house and have a good time together!

We used Christmas Mugs to dye our eggs.!
Our Beautiful Eggs in Lovely Colors
Finished Product!
We love having fun with Grandma!

Friday, April 2, 2010

My Surprise!

They bought me a beautiful Tulips plant! I love it and the beautiful blossoms! Thanks family, I love you too!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Can You Guess What I Got?

The kids and Dan went shopping yesterday and brought me home something??? Can you guess what it is????

Rooster no more!

Jaron's hair was very Rooster-like! He has several cowlicks that cause his hair to stick up very funnily. He also hates to brush and style his hair so that makes his hair look untidy and like we are bad we buzzed rid of all the hair!

Jaron before we started!
Daddy getting it nice and smooth!

The buzz is the best thing for Jaron as he really hates getting his hair washed, hates Mom combing it too. So now he has hair that is easy maintanence! I love that!