Showing posts from October, 2011

I'm beginning to look and feel human again

Charlie and I drove to Kentucky on Saturday to watch Emily, #2 daughter play basketball.  It was a beautiful drive.  We drove 8 hrs.  Whew---what you do for your children.

Monday, Charlie had his doctor appointment-finally-with his oncologist.  So far--so good.  This was encouraging news.

Then......I felt like I had been hit by a dump truck.  I began chilling when I got home.  Quickly I began taking extra vitamins and airborne.  Tuesday I drug myself up and headed to school.  I didn't feel that bad, but not that great either.  As the day went on, I felt worse and worse. Quickly I made out lesson plans and went to see if the secretary could call a sub for me---then I called the doctor.  I left school and came home and went to bed before heading out to the doctor.  It seemed like 4:00 would never get here!

You know the routine--questions the nurse asks--What seems to be bothering you---my reply was--what is not bothering me.  My head hurts, my legs hurt, my hair even hurts, and I am…

Time for answers......

1. How do you typically react in a sudden, extreme, pressure-filled crisis? Would we want you nearby in an emergency?

Usually I am calm during the situation, but afterwards I fall to pieces.  Even after weeks/months/years, I think back over the situation and become jittery.

2. Caramel apple-caramel sundae-caramel corn-caramel macchiato...of the four, which carmel treat would you choose?

Since I have to choose, I pick caramel sundae.  To me caramel is a little too sweet but when I put it with something cold like ice cream it is okay.

Not a fan of caramel apples--sticks to my teeth and have to dig around for hours to get it out! ha ha

3. Is there such a thing as destiny? Explain.

Ahem.....  I believe a person carves out his/her own destiny.

4. What's your favorite piece of furniture? I'm referring to something currently in your possession as opposed to something on your wish list.
We have a couch/sofa that was built in the basement of the house we bought.  It is made of solid…

College Breaks....

 First let me begin by saying, I don't remember having college breaks while I was in college, but who ever thought of this-was a FANTASTIC PERSON!
Both daughters have been in for fall breaks  :(  just not at the same time.  Which in this case was great!  I got to spend good, quality time with both girls, and I didn't feel I cheated one daughter.
Daughter #2 had fall break last week.  Even though the univ was closed for a full week, she had to return early for basketball practice.  Ugh!  However, we did have fun.  She had to keep training for basketball on break so she ran 2-3 miles daily (thankfully I was at school while she did this--school came first here --you know :)).  Then she had to practice her shooting skills--shoot at least 500 times a day--again a huge thanks to Charlie for all his rebounding skills.  I was left with the important stuff--like just plain talking and watching television together.  Now this is important stuff!!  We watched her favorite show Dancing with…

10 Things I Would Do If..........

Ten things I would do if I didn't have to work......

1.  No alarm clocks would be set.  I would wake up on my own without the blaring sound of the alarm clocks.  This would prevent my husband from hitting me to turn the clocks off and for once I would not be falling out of bed.

2.  Really enjoy my cup or cups of coffee.  I could leisurely drink my coffee as I read the newspaper or watch television.

3.  No schedule to follow---I would eat lunch when I wanted to not at 10:40, go to the bathroom when I need to-not between classes or when I have planning, talk/text daughters when I want to....

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Have you ever been 'asked' to report for jury duty? Were you chosen to serve? If not, were you happy or disappointed?

No-never--disappointed because I would like to serve on the jury-just to see what it would be like.

2. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being very), how mechanically inclined are you? Give an example to back up your answer.

Either a 1 or a 2----I have difficulty using a screwdriver.  Does this tell you something?

3. Beets-cabbage-cauliflower-butternut squash....of the four, which is your favorite fall vegetable?

Cabbage with corn beef and cornbread.  Yum!!!

4. What do you recommend to overcome self-pity?

Using someone else's credit card (hmmmm....husband's card)---- In this order: Shopping, spa treatment, and a girl's night out.

5. Do you enjoy classical music?
Sometimes----I listen to classical music for relaxation. 

I use to put grandson to sleep with Baby Einstein--sometimes I fell asleep before he did.

6. October is National Book Month...what&…

and then he was three......

My grandson turned three this weekend.  It seems like it was just yesterday when I was feeding him his bottle and rocking him to nap time.  No more bottles and nap time for him.

It was a beautiful, fall weekend.  Temperatures felt more like summer than early fall but the trees are telling us fall is just around the corner.
Grandson turned three and I began to realize how fast time goes by.  What happened to this----
becoming now-----

Birthday Theme was of course, Thomas the Train
Then off to Chuck E celebrate.
He did get tired after awhile and decided to take a seat and relax
Nate loved his cake but........
he didn't want to eat Thomas.  As a matter of fact, he didn't want anyone to eat Thomas!!!!  He only wanted to eat the cupcakes.

Nate turning three made me start thinking.  His mother is not in the picture and I want him to remember what fun times he had as a child.  Starting tonight, I am going to keep a journal for him--important dates, vacations, and other acco…


I am thankful for.....

1.  Sunday School Teachers and Wednesday evening teachers......Program would not exist if someone didn't volunteer to do the lesson and teach the little children.

2.  The beautiful weather we had for our Special Games Day---and all the people who gave their time to help.

 3.  My healthy grandson
 4.  McDoanald's for having McTeacher Night-----a nice way to raise money for schools
 5.  Book Fair--