Friday, August 27, 2010

We've go the first week under our belt.
That's right. The first week of school is officially OVER!!!
I wish that I had been smart enough to buy stock in paper,
folders, pencils, and pens when I was younger. I would be
independently wealthy by now. I spent a TON on school
supplies this year. I hope that everyone's children are settling
in to their new school years happily and healthily.

An update on my sweet mama. Her kneecap is broken, although
not as badly as she was first led to believe. She will not require
surgery. He doesn't even want her in a cast. He put her in a brace,
offered her pain meds (which she refused outright), and told her that
she could do whatever activity she felt comfortable doing. Except for
driving. Unfortunately, she broke her right kneecap and it is too painful
to move back and forth between gas and brake pedal fast enough for
them to be comfortable letting her drive. (She really doesn't like that).
Thank you all for your prayers for her.
Hope you all have a great weekend. Be blessed.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Today was the day.
My oldest boy started high school. My middle child started 8th grade and my youngest started 3rd grade.
I got up this morning and cooked breakfast for those who wanted it. Got myself and the youngest and the oldest ready and off we went. I was volunteering at the high school in the guidance department today. (Had I known what was in store, I would have faked a kidney stone or something). My little one hopped out of the truck and never even looked back, she was more than ready to get to school.
The oldest did some errands for me at the school before his classes even started. (He's just cool like that).
I spent the entire day babysitting teenagers who had not received schedules for one reason or another. YIKES!!!!! I really don't remember being that silly when I was a teenager. But, like, whatever, right?
So at 3:00 pm my cell phone rings and it is the receptionist from the elementary school wanting to know if I am coming to get my sweet daughter. I told her, "Well, no one called me to tell me there was anything wrong with her". The receptionist said, "It's 3 o'clock". I said, "I know it's three, but no one called me to tell me there was something wrong with my daughter." She said, "School got out at 2:15."
OMG!!! I forgot to pick up my daughter on the first day of school.
Yeah, I'll just be standing out by the mailbox waiting for that mother of the year award.
Anyone else ever done anything like that? I was so freaked out that I forgot her.
Oh well, maybe tomorrow I should set the alarm on my phone or make the ring tone, "ITS TWO O'CLOCK, GO GET YOUR CHILD".
Y'all have a good week.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hey everybody,
Can I ask y'all to do something very important for me?
My mama was on vacation this past week. It abruptly came to an end yesterday afternoon. My sweet mama fell. And broke her knee cap in three places. She was in Tennessee. She was transported by ambulance to a hospital there where x-rays confirmed that she did indeed break the knee cap in three places. They wanted to admit her and do surgery on the knee. However, she would not do it. She had my daddy drive her all the way back home (in Florida) so when she has her surgery she can be near home and her children.
My heart is so heavy. My mama is hurting and I cannot take her pain. Cause I would if I could. I can't stand the thought of that sweet woman in any kind of pain.
So, please, please, pray for my mama. Pray that she gets a really good doctor to do her surgery. Pray that God will guide that surgeons hands as he operates on my mama. Pray that God will grant her a quick recovery and will keep her pain to a minimum.
Thank you my friends, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers.

Friday, August 20, 2010

I have found, at least in my case, that I am the one who has to deal with all the back to school issues. (My sweet mama takes my kids clothes shopping. I provide the money, she does the shopping part). I have to deal with everything else connected to it. But last night, I didn't. I told my DH, the boys have to be at school at 6:00 pm to get their schedules and meet their teachers. I said I wasn't going. And I didn't. So, don't bother mailing out that mother of the year award.
It stresses me out to be in a crowd of people. Especially pushy and sweaty people with only one thing on their mind, getting out of that place. And last year when this event went on, it nearly did me in. The older I get, the worse this gets.
I stayed home while he went with the boys and I didn't miss anything. Except a panic attack.
And then, just before I was dropping off to sleep. I was just on the cusp of lala land, he had to bring up the fact that one of the boys schedules is not right. ACK!!!!!!! Dang it all and back. My eyes flew open and instantly I was wide awake. Worrying that one of my babies was not settled securely in their schedule and that they might not be on the right track. (See I'm a little OCD about stuff like that).
Anyone else find themselves worrying over stuff like that?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Okay, it is just about 1 am here....why am I up on the computer and not sleeping in my bed.....well, I'm actually on my laptop. And the weather is not so good here right now.
Don't get me wrong, I love a good storm. How the skies darken and the wind blows through the trees and the sweet, refreshing rain comes down. Love that part. Okay lightning, not so much. YIKES!!! We had a storm come through this evening around 7pm and had a huge lightning strike not more than 50 yds from our front door. Yep, that tree is a goner.
Now, another storm is rolling through and the thunder is rolling across the land here. And we just had another really close strike. I H A T E lightning.
So, now I have to turn off my little precious. My laptop that I got for Christmas. I must go to bed. I must go to sleep. I have to get up early in the morning. I must....
Okay, I talked myself into hiding my head under the pillow and calling it a night.
Later today, I'm gonna post about an award I "got". Bye for now.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Back in the land of the lucid......
Wow, on Wednesday of this week, I had a wisdom tooth surgically extracted. WOW! Only one. Not four. Just one. Don't have anymore in my head and for that I praise Jesus from whom all blessings flow.

I am just now getting back to a semblance of normalcy. The dentist gave me something called percocet and then something to keep the percocet from making me throw up. WOW. Talk about not being able to operate machinery....I couldn't even operate my own legs. LOL. It was probably pretty funny to watch. Too bad it hurt so much.
Apparently, today is my "peak" swelling day. Hah! Hah! I'll say it again, hah! Now I know why nitous oxide was invented.
But today, I was able to go to the store and pick up some certain feminine products, cause when it pours.
I hope that you all have a great weekend. Let me know what you're up to.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday, Monday......

The next to the last Monday of the kids summer break. Apparently I woke up on the "cranky" side of the bed this morning. I hate it when I do that.
I don't like being a cranky pants to my kids.
Thankfully, Uncle Tom has taken the button pusher to the bike park today and I will only have a few hour window in which to yell at him.
The oldest boy has been made to do his "summer" reading requirement for school (which starts in two weeks) and I guess he was planning on waiting till the night before school started to work on that assignment. So, again, I get to be the "bad" guy and make him put up that video game that has become permanently attached to his hands and actually do something that will cost him grades when he starts school in two weeks (wow, is that the longest run on sentence ever, or what?).
Ah well, hopefully, the cool, crisp air of fall will arrive (P L E A S E) and the ringing of school bells will once again chime out over our community.
I'm hoping that my children will all enjoy this time in their lives (school and youth). High school was some of the best times I ever had, I hope that they will have a good an experience at schools as I did.
How about you? Are your kids self starters or do you find yourself having to crank on them to get it done? How did your school experience influence how you view your childs? Love to hear from you....

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Has it really gone by that quickly?

This is the question I am asking myself this weekend.
Thirteen years ago, my son entered this world. Butt first and screaming at the top of his lungs. What a ride. He has been a beautiful blessing to our family and the one of my children that can push my buttons like no ones business.
Looking at him today and listening as his voice is beginning to crack, it brings tears to my eyes that he is growing up so fast. Where is the little tow headed boy? How quicky he is becoming a young man.
So happy birthday to my second born, I love you son, I hope thirteen is a good year for you.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I just cannot seem to get back on track. After our vacation last week, I am having a hard time getting back into the swing of our everyday routine.
I think I need to have my hormone levels checked or something. I was taken off Enbrel and put on Humira for my RA, and every since that, I have not been right.
Today, for example, I was tooling along in a fairly good mood, getting some house work done. One picture and one comment and I got in a foul mood FAST. I have been waiting all summer to hear from someone (whom I have left at least four messages for) about my daughter being a "mascot" cheerleader.
This person is in charge of that. No response to phone calls or emails. (And if the spots were already filled, then she should have had the decency to call or email me that information). Nothing. So today, I see that cheer camp has begun and that apparently the position has been filled. Now, I get to tell my daughter (who by the way asks about this subject every other day) that her hopes for this year are out.
It just irritates the crap out of me for someone to be so inconsiderate.
Then, I get mad at myself for letting someone that is so inconsiderate even bother me.
Ugh, I think I just need to get a job or something.
Pray for me, will ya?
Maybe she won't take it too hard.